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Does Updating Natural Hazard Maps To Reflect Best Practices Increase Viewer Comprehension Of Risk?, Carson C. MacPherson-Krutsky, Brittany D. Brand, Michael K. Lindell 2020 Boise State University

Does Updating Natural Hazard Maps To Reflect Best Practices Increase Viewer Comprehension Of Risk?, Carson C. Macpherson-Krutsky, Brittany D. Brand, Michael K. Lindell

Geosciences Faculty Publications and Presentations

In this study, we examine whether updating an interactive hazard map using recommendations from the literature improves user map comprehension. Analyses of experimental data collected from 75 university students revealed that map comprehension scores were not significantly better for those who viewed a “best practices” map compared to those who viewed an existing version. This may be because the existing map was itself better than most other interactive maps. Additionally, we found map comprehension levels to have significant positive relationships with objective tests, but not self-reported measures of spatial ability. Moreover, self-reported spatial ability had statistically significant, but only moderately ...


Bubble-In Digital Testing System, Chaz Hampton 2020 California State University, San Bernardino

Bubble-In Digital Testing System, Chaz Hampton

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Bubble-In is a cloud-based test-taking system build for students and teachers. The Bubble-In system is a test-taking application that interfaces with a cloud server. The mobile applications have been built for Android and Apple devices and the webserver is hosted on Digital Ocean VPS run with Nginx. The Bubble-In application is equipped with anti-cheating mechanisms such as question-answer key scrambling, not allowing screenshots, screen recording, or leaving the application. The tests students take are sent to the webserver to be graded and have statistics calculated and displayed in easy to use format for the test creator. Instructors can use the ...


New Approaches To Frequent And Incremental Frequent Pattern Mining, Mehmet Bicer 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

New Approaches To Frequent And Incremental Frequent Pattern Mining, Mehmet Bicer

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Data Mining (DM) is a process for extracting interesting patterns from large volumes of data. It is one of the crucial steps in Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD). It involves various data mining methods that mainly fall into predictive and descriptive models. Descriptive models look for patterns, rules, relationships and associations within data. One of the descriptive methods is association rule analysis, which represents co-occurrence of items or events. Association rules are commonly used in market basket analysis. An association rule is in the form of X → Y and it shows that X and Y co-occur with a given level ...


At The Interface Of Algebra And Statistics, Tai-Danae Bradley 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

At The Interface Of Algebra And Statistics, Tai-Danae Bradley

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This thesis takes inspiration from quantum physics to investigate mathematical structure that lies at the interface of algebra and statistics. The starting point is a passage from classical probability theory to quantum probability theory. The quantum version of a probability distribution is a density operator, the quantum version of marginalizing is an operation called the partial trace, and the quantum version of a marginal probability distribution is a reduced density operator. Every joint probability distribution on a finite set can be modeled as a rank one density operator. By applying the partial trace, we obtain reduced density operators whose diagonals ...


A Comparison Of Tribal Sovereignty, Self-Determination, And Environmental Justice At The Epa’S Onondaga Lake And Tar Creek Superfund Sites, Thomas Clark 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

A Comparison Of Tribal Sovereignty, Self-Determination, And Environmental Justice At The Epa’S Onondaga Lake And Tar Creek Superfund Sites, Thomas Clark

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund program mandates that Native American tribes are afforded the same treatment as states in the implementation of environmental remediation projects; however, the degree of coordination and consultation between the EPA and sovereign tribal governments varies widely between sites. Two of the Superfund program’s highest profile sites with Native American interest, northeast Oklahoma’s Tar Creek and central New York’s Onondaga Lake, are characterized by such a disparity in tribal participation. While Oklahoma’s Quapaw Tribe would ultimately enter into a number of cooperative agreements with the EPA for direct control over remedial ...


Convexity And Curvature In Hierarchically Hyperbolic Spaces, Jacob Russell-Madonia 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Convexity And Curvature In Hierarchically Hyperbolic Spaces, Jacob Russell-Madonia

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Introduced by Behrstock, Hagen, and Sisto, hierarchically hyperbolic spaces axiomatized Masur and Minsky's powerful hierarchy machinery for the mapping class groups. The class of hierarchically hyperbolic spaces encompasses a number of important and seemingly distinct examples in geometric group theory including the mapping class group and Teichmueller space of a surface, virtually compact special groups, and the fundamental groups of 3-manifolds without Nil or Sol components. This generalization allows the geometry of all of these important examples to be studied simultaneously as well as providing a bridge for techniques from one area to be applied to another.

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Averages And Nonvanishing Of Central Values Of Triple Product L-Functions Via The Relative Trace Formula, Bin Guan 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Averages And Nonvanishing Of Central Values Of Triple Product L-Functions Via The Relative Trace Formula, Bin Guan

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Harris and Kudla (2004) proved a conjecture of Jacquet, that the central value of a triple product L-function does not vanish if and only if there exists a quaternion algebra over which a period integral of three corresponding automorphic forms does not vanish. Moreover, Gross and Kudla (1992) established an explicit identity relating central L-values and period integrals (which are finite sums in their case), when the cusp forms are of prime levels and weight 2. Böcherer, Schulze-Pillot (1996) and Watson (2002) generalized this identity to more general levels and weights, and Ichino (2008) proved an adelic period formula which ...


Symmetric Rigidity For Circle Endomorphisms With Bounded Geometry And Their Dual Maps, John Adamski 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Symmetric Rigidity For Circle Endomorphisms With Bounded Geometry And Their Dual Maps, John Adamski

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Let $f$ be a circle endomorphism of degree $d\geq2$ that generates a sequence of Markov partitions that either has bounded nearby geometry and bounded geometry, or else just has bounded geometry, with respect to normalized Lebesgue measure. We define the dual symbolic space $\S^*$ and the dual circle endomorphism $f^*=\tilde{h}\circ f\circ{h}^{-1}$, which is topologically conjugate to $f$. We describe some properties of the topological conjugacy $\tilde{h}$. We also describe an algorithm for generating arbitrary circle endomorphisms $f$ with bounded geometry that preserve Lebesgue measure and their corresponding dual circle endomorphisms $f^*$ as ...


Generalized Four-Dimensional Effective Hadronic Supersymmetry Based On Quantum Chromodynamics (Qcd), Enxi Yu 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Generalized Four-Dimensional Effective Hadronic Supersymmetry Based On Quantum Chromodynamics (Qcd), Enxi Yu

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New discovery in multiple laboratories around the globe has shown a supersymmetry between hadrons—baryons and mesons. In order to generalize the phenomenological hadronic supersymmetry, the spin-flavor SU(6) symmetry need an extension. This thesis present how we can extend SU(6) symmetry so that hadronic supersymmetry can be included. In the future, this extension can be also applied to pentaquark and tetraquark bags, for which there is an ongoing research in laboratories.


Proton Pumping Mechanism In Cytochrome C Oxidase, Xiuhong Cai 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Proton Pumping Mechanism In Cytochrome C Oxidase, Xiuhong Cai

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Cytochrome c Oxidase (CcO), is the terminal electron acceptor in the membrane bound aerobic respiratory chain. It reduces O2 to water. The energy released by this reaction is stored by pumping protons from the high pH, N-side of the membrane to the low pH, P-side. The generated proton gradient provides the motive force for synthesis of ATP by the ATP synthase.

Building a proton gradient across the membrane requires that proton transport must occur along controllable proton pathways to prevent proton leakage to the N-side. It has been suggested that CcO function requires proton transfer channels in both the ...


Small-X Qcd Calculations With A Biased Ensemble, Gary Kapilevich 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Small-X Qcd Calculations With A Biased Ensemble, Gary Kapilevich

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In this dissertation, I will argue that we can study functional fluctuations in unintegrated gluon distributions, in the MV model as well as JIMWLK, using reweighting techniques, which will allow me to calculate QCD observables with "biased ensembles". This technique will enable me to study rare functional configurations of the gluon distributions, that might have been selected for in, for example, the centrality criteria used by the ATLAS and ALICE collaborations. After a review of these techniques, as well as a review of QCD physics at high energy in general, I will use biased ensembles to compute observables in two ...


Generating Entanglement With The Dynamical Lamb Effect, Mirko Amico 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Generating Entanglement With The Dynamical Lamb Effect, Mirko Amico

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According to quantum field theory, the vacuum is filled with virtual particles which can be turned into real ones under the influence of external perturbations. Phenomena of this kind are commonly referred to as quantum vacuum phenomena. Several quantum vacuum phenomena related to the peculiar nature of the quantum vacuum have been predicted, some of which, such as the Lamb shift and the Casimir effect, have been experimentally found. Other examples of quantum vacuum phenomena include the Unruh effect, the dynamical Casimir effect and the dynamical Lamb effect. The dynamical Lamb effect was first predicted by considering the situation of ...


Translation Distance And Fibered 3-Manifolds, Alexander J. Stas 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Translation Distance And Fibered 3-Manifolds, Alexander J. Stas

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A 3-manifold is said to be fibered if it is homeomorphic to a surface bundle over the circle. For a cusped, hyperbolic, fibered 3-manifold M, we study an invariant of the mapping class of a surface homeomorphism called the translation distance in the arc complex and its relation with essential surfaces in M. We prove that the translation distance of the monodromy of M can be bounded above by the Euler characteristic of an essential surface. For one-cusped, hyperbolic, fibered 3-manifolds, the monodromy can also be bounded above by a linear function of the genus of an essential surface.

We ...


Quadratic Packing Polynomials On Sectors Of R2, Kaare S. Gjaldbaek 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Quadratic Packing Polynomials On Sectors Of R2, Kaare S. Gjaldbaek

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A result by Fueter-Pólya states that the only quadratic polynomials that bijectively map the integral lattice points of the first quadrant onto the non-negative integers are the two Cantor polynomials. We study the more general case of bijective mappings of quadratic polynomials from the lattice points of sectors defined as the convex hull of two rays emanating from the origin, one of which falls along the x-axis, the other being defined by some vector. The sector is considered rational or irrational according to whether this vector can be written with rational coordinates or not. We show that the existence of ...


Model Theory Of Groups And Monoids, Laura M. Lopez Cruz 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Model Theory Of Groups And Monoids, Laura M. Lopez Cruz

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We first show that arithmetic is bi-interpretable (with parameters) with the free monoid and with partially commutative monoids with trivial center. This bi-interpretability implies that these monoids have the QFA property and that finitely generated submonoids of these monoids are definable. Moreover, we show that any recursively enumerable language in a finite alphabet X with two or more generators is definable in the free monoid. We also show that for metabelian Baumslag-Solitar groups and for a family of metabelian restricted wreath products, the Diophantine Problem is decidable. That is, we provide an algorithm that decides whether or not a given ...


Modeling The Growth Of Alfalfa (Medicago Sativa) In The Pampas Region, M. Druille, M. F. Garbulsky, V. A. Deregibus 2020 Universidad de Buenos Aries, Argentina

Modeling The Growth Of Alfalfa (Medicago Sativa) In The Pampas Region, M. Druille, M. F. Garbulsky, V. A. Deregibus

International Grassland Congress Proceedings

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Central Afghanistan Rangelands, Daniel G. Robinett 2020 Robinett Rangeland Resources L.L.C.

Central Afghanistan Rangelands, Daniel G. Robinett

International Grassland Congress Proceedings

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Controls Of Seeding Recruitment Of Annual Species In Temperate Perennial Pastures, P. Cornaglia, M. P. Clavijo, H. Harkes, Ayala Torales 2020 Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Controls Of Seeding Recruitment Of Annual Species In Temperate Perennial Pastures, P. Cornaglia, M. P. Clavijo, H. Harkes, Ayala Torales

International Grassland Congress Proceedings

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Radio Graceful Labelling Of Graphs, Laxman Saha, Alamgir Rahaman Basunia 2020 Balurghat College

Radio Graceful Labelling Of Graphs, Laxman Saha, Alamgir Rahaman Basunia

Theory and Applications of Graphs

Radio labelling problem of graphs have their roots in communication problem known as \emph{Channel Assignment Problem}. For a simple connected graph $G=(V(G), E(G))$, a radio labeling is a mapping $f \colon V(G)\rightarrow \{0,1,2,\ldots\}$ such that $|f(u)-f(v)|\geq {\rm diam}(G)+1-d(u,v)$ for each pair of distinct vertices $u,v\in V(G)$, where $\rm{diam}(G)$ is the diameter of $G$ and $d(u,v)$ is the distance between $u$ and $v$. A radio labeling $f$ of a graph $G$ is a \emph{radio graceful labeling ...


Grassland Diversity Enhances Productivity At Low And High Levels Of Nitrogen Addition, Tim Carnus, J. A. Finn, Laura Kirwan, A. Cuddihy, J. Connolly 2020 Teagasc Environment Research Centre, Ireland

Grassland Diversity Enhances Productivity At Low And High Levels Of Nitrogen Addition, Tim Carnus, J. A. Finn, Laura Kirwan, A. Cuddihy, J. Connolly

International Grassland Congress Proceedings

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