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Obtaining The C-27 California Landscape Contractors License, Nick Logan 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Obtaining The C-27 California Landscape Contractors License, Nick Logan

Horticulture and Crop Science

The purpose of this project was to obtain the C-27 contractors license in California while still continuing education at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, prior to graduation. Experience and verification of experience is extremely important in the process of obtaining the C-27. Without sufficient experience in landscape contracting, attempting to obtain the license is futile. Some people have the experience needed and this project is aimed at helping those people realize they can take advantage of their knowledge and become licensed. Even if those eligible are not prepared to own and operate a landscaping business, having the license can be ...


Laurel Community Farmstand, Terje Johansen 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Laurel Community Farmstand, Terje Johansen

Horticulture and Crop Science

The project was for us to come up with a temporary farmstand that would be set up to sell fruits and vegetables but mainly to draw people to the area to bring awareness that there were plans to build a development at that location. Our group, Dana Curtice, Robert Vasilieff and Terje Johansen met with the developers three times. New ideas and information were presented in the first two meetings. The third meeting was to present our final design.


Computer Science And The Liberal Arts: A Philosophical Examination, H. M. Walker, Charles F. Kelemen 2010 Swarthmore College

Computer Science And The Liberal Arts: A Philosophical Examination, H. M. Walker, Charles F. Kelemen

Computer Science Faculty Works

This article explores the philosophy and position of the discipline of computer science within the liberal arts, based upon a discussion of the nature of computer science and a review of the characteristics of the liberal arts. A liberal arts environment provides important opportunities for undergraduate programs, but also presents important constraints. A well designed program can flourish in this environment, and evidence indicates that a liberal arts program in computer science can indeed succeed well.


Paleogeographic, Paleoceanographic, And Tectonic Controls On Early Late Ordovician Graptolite Diversity Patterns, Daniel Goldman, Shuang-Ye Wu 2010 University of Dayton

Paleogeographic, Paleoceanographic, And Tectonic Controls On Early Late Ordovician Graptolite Diversity Patterns, Daniel Goldman, Shuang-Ye Wu

Geology Faculty Publications

The Katian Age (early Late Ordovician) was a time of significant decline in marine biodiversity, but whether this decline was a real phenomenon or an artifact of the relatively few studies devoted to this interval requires further research. We examined the pattern of graptolite faunal changes across the boundary between the Climacograptus bicornis and Diplacanthograptus caudatus graptolite zones in North America and on several other continents.

A sharp decline in species diversity occurs in the Appalachian Basin. Scores for normalized diversity dropped from 20 in the C. bicornis Zone to 7 in the D. caudatus Zone. Only 11% of the ...


2010 Alumni Presenters, University of Dayton. Department of Mathematics 2010 University of Dayton

2010 Alumni Presenters, University Of Dayton. Department Of Mathematics

Biennial Alumni Seminar

No abstract provided.


Distance Functions And Attribute Weighting In A K-Nearest Neighbors Classifier, Alyssa C. Frazee, Matthew A. Hathcock, Samantha C. Bates Prins 2010 University of Dayton

Distance Functions And Attribute Weighting In A K-Nearest Neighbors Classifier, Alyssa C. Frazee, Matthew A. Hathcock, Samantha C. Bates Prins

Undergraduate Mathematics Day, Electronic Proceedings

To assess environmental health of a stream, field, or other ecological object, characteristics of that object should be compared to a set of reference objects known to be healthy. Using streams as objects, we propose a k-nearest neighbors algorithm (Bates Prins and Smith, 2006) to find the appropriate set of reference streams to use as a comparison set for any given test stream. Previously, investigations of the k-nearest neighbors algorithm have utilized a variety of distance functions, the best of which has been the Interpolated Value Difference Metric (IVDM), proposed by Wilson and Martinez (1997). We propose two alternatives to ...


2010 Vol. 4 Table Of Contents, University of Dayton. Department of Mathematics 2010 University of Dayton

2010 Vol. 4 Table Of Contents, University Of Dayton. Department Of Mathematics

Undergraduate Mathematics Day, Electronic Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Every Time I Turn Around There's Dr. Schraut Or You Can't Take Mathematics Out Of A U. D. Mathematics Major (Abstract), Eugene Steuerie 2010 University of Dayton

Every Time I Turn Around There's Dr. Schraut Or You Can't Take Mathematics Out Of A U. D. Mathematics Major (Abstract), Eugene Steuerie

Kenneth C. Schraut Memorial Lectures

In this lecture, Gene Steurele, a math major from the 1968 graduating class, will discuss the many ways that mathematics & statistics crop up in almost every major public policy debate in which he has participated.


Just Sit Back And Let The Girth Model Make Money For You, Ellham Negahdary 2010 University of Dayton

Just Sit Back And Let The Girth Model Make Money For You, Ellham Negahdary

Undergraduate Mathematics Day, Electronic Proceedings

The Girth Model will use the 10-period exponential moving average (EMA) and the 20-period EMA as their proxy for market trend. The Girth Model is a trend following model incorporating volatility, momentum and velocity. We will use girth as an early close indication to both long and short positions. Typically, early exit due to decreasing girth results in a more favorable profit position than that taken if the trader simply waited for an exit on the EMA cross to the downside.


The Marshall Differential Analyzer: A Visual Interpretation Of Mathematics, Bonita A. Lawrence, Richard P. Merritt, Devon A. Tivener 2010 University of Dayton

The Marshall Differential Analyzer: A Visual Interpretation Of Mathematics, Bonita A. Lawrence, Richard P. Merritt, Devon A. Tivener

Undergraduate Mathematics Day, Electronic Proceedings

Mechanical integration is an idea dating back to the late 1800's discovered by James Thomson, brother of Lord Kelvin. This idea was then expanded to build a calculating machine, called a differential analyzer, by Vannevar Bush (M.I.T) in 1929. The Marshall University Differential Analyzer Team has followed in the footsteps of Dr. Bush and a gentleman named Dr. Arthur Porter, who was the first to build a differential analyzer in England when he was a student of Dr. Douglas Hartree. He built his machine of Meccano components, the British version of Erector Set. In the early days ...


On The Construction Of Order Six Multilevel Hadamard Matrices, Keli Parker 2010 University of Dayton

On The Construction Of Order Six Multilevel Hadamard Matrices, Keli Parker

Undergraduate Mathematics Day, Electronic Proceedings

The existence of multilevel Hadamard matrices (MHMs) of all orders as well as a construction for full-rate circulant MHMs of all orders n 6= 4 is known. We use computer search methods to look for previously unknown full-rate circulant MHMs of orders 5, 6, and 7 and find solutions that potentially do not follow from the known construction. We then give an alternate construction to explain some order six MHMs.


Eleventh Kenneth C. Schraut Memorial Lecture (Poster), University of Dayton. Department of Mathematics 2010 University of Dayton

Eleventh Kenneth C. Schraut Memorial Lecture (Poster), University Of Dayton. Department Of Mathematics

Kenneth C. Schraut Memorial Lectures

No abstract provided.


Uniqueness Of Solutions Implies Existence And Uniqueness Of Solutions Of Boundary Value Problems For Third Order Differential Equations, Veronica Respress 2010 University of Dayton

Uniqueness Of Solutions Implies Existence And Uniqueness Of Solutions Of Boundary Value Problems For Third Order Differential Equations, Veronica Respress

Undergraduate Mathematics Day, Electronic Proceedings

In this paper we are concerned with uniqueness implies uniqueness and uniqueness implies existence questions for solutions of a class of boundary value problems for the third order ordinary differential equation (ODE). First we show uniqueness of solutions of a class of two-point problems implies the uniqueness of solutions of an associated class of three-point problems. Then we establish uniqueness of solutions of the class of two-point problems implies the existence of solutions of the class of two point problems and the associated class of three-point problems.


Periodic And Quasi-Periodic Responses Of The Earth’S Outer Electron Belt To The Solar Wind With Implications To Space Weather Modeling, Manny Richard Presicci 2010 University of Colorado at Boulder

Periodic And Quasi-Periodic Responses Of The Earth’S Outer Electron Belt To The Solar Wind With Implications To Space Weather Modeling, Manny Richard Presicci

Physics Graduate Theses & Dissertations

It has long been noted the distinct periodicities in the electron flux response in the outer belts are associated with solar wind speed periodicities. The well-organized high-speed streams in the solar wind drive the flux, most commonly resulting in 27, 13.5 and 9-day peaks in the periodogram during the declining phase of the solar cycle. The distribution of peak power across L-shells is calculated and a connection is made with the P1 peak in the impulse response function.

Next, the periodogram estimates the power spectrum relating weak, diffuse periodicities in the number of coronal mass ejection occurrences to relativistic ...


Control Of Dipolar Collisions In The Quantum Regime, Marcio H.G. Miranda 2010 University of Colorado, Boulder

Control Of Dipolar Collisions In The Quantum Regime, Marcio H.G. Miranda

Physics Graduate Theses & Dissertations

The preparation of ultracold polar molecular gases close to quantum degeneracy opens novel research prospects ranging from dipolar quantum many-body physics to ultracold chemistry. With a near quantum degenerate gas of fermionic 40K87Rb polar molecules, this thesis presents studies on dipolar collision and chemical reaction dynamics, exhibiting long range interactions and spatial anisotropy. With full control over the internal quantum state of the molecules, we show how quantum statistics of the molecule determines the rate of chemical reactivity in the limit of vanishing collisional energy. Manipulating the interaction potential between indistinguishable polar molecules by means of control ...


Landscape Assessment Of A Stable Aspen Community In Southern Utah, Usa, Paul C. Rogers, A. Leffler, R. Ryel 2010 Utah State University

Landscape Assessment Of A Stable Aspen Community In Southern Utah, Usa, Paul C. Rogers, A. Leffler, R. Ryel

Wildland Resources Faculty Publications

Recent reports of rapid die-off of aspen (Populus tremuloides), coupled with vigorous debate over longterm reduction of aspen cover in western North America, has prompted considerable research given the importance of this forest type for economic and non-economic interests. Despite this interest, indicators of aspen conditions are poorly understood, and there is a lack of systematic monitoring of stable aspen landscapes. Stable aspen are defined here as being predominantly aspen overstorey (>80% basal area) with little or no conifer regeneration. We examined a putative stable aspen landscape in southern Utah and addressed (1) stand structure and (2) indicators of decline ...


Improving Predicted Protein Loop Structure Ranking Using A Pareto-Optimality Consensus Method, Yaohang Li, Ionel Rata, See-Wing Chiu, Erik Jakobsson 2010 Old Dominion University

Improving Predicted Protein Loop Structure Ranking Using A Pareto-Optimality Consensus Method, Yaohang Li, Ionel Rata, See-Wing Chiu, Erik Jakobsson

Computer Science Faculty Publications

Background

Accurate protein loop structure models are important to understand functions of many proteins. Identifying the native or near-native models by distinguishing them from the misfolded ones is a critical step in protein loop structure prediction.

Results

We have developed a Pareto Optimal Consensus (POC) method, which is a consensus model ranking approach to integrate multiple knowledge- or physics-based scoring functions. The procedure of identifying the models of best quality in a model set includes: 1) identifying the models at the Pareto optimal front with respect to a set of scoring functions, and 2) ranking them based on the fuzzy ...


Cost Efficiency Of Anycast-Based Forwarding In Duty-Cycled Wsns With Lossy Channel, Yuyan Xue, Mehmet C. Vuran, Byrav Ramamurthy 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Cost Efficiency Of Anycast-Based Forwarding In Duty-Cycled Wsns With Lossy Channel, Yuyan Xue, Mehmet C. Vuran, Byrav Ramamurthy

CSE Conference and Workshop Papers

Anycasting has been proposed recently as an efficient communication method for asynchronous duty-cycled wireless sensor networks. However, the interdependencies between end-toend communication cost and the anycasting design parameters have not been systematically studied. In this paper, a statistical endtoend cost model is presented to capture the end-to-end latency and energy consumption of anycasting operation under a realistic wireless channel model. By exploring the relationship between the end-to-end cost efficiency and the forwarding decision dependent anycasting design parameters, two anycasting forwarding metrics are proposed for fully distributed forwarding decision. By exploring the relationship among the preamble length, the size of the ...


Using Python To Program Lego Mindstorms Robots: The Pynxc Project, Brian S. Blais 2010 Bryant University

Using Python To Program Lego Mindstorms Robots: The Pynxc Project, Brian S. Blais

Science and Technology Faculty Journal Articles

LEGO MINDSTORMS® NXT (Lego Group, 2006) is a perfect platform for introducing programming concepts, and is generally targeted toward children from age 8-14. The language which ships with the MINDSTORMS®, called NXTg, is a graphical language based on LabVIEW (Jeff Kodosky, 2010). Although there is much value in graphical languages, such as LabVIEW, a text-based alternative can be targeted at an older audiences and serve as part of a more general introduction to modern computing. Other languages, such as NXC (Not Exactly C) (Hansen, 2010) and PbLua (Hempel, 2010), fit this description. Here we introduce PyNXC, a subset of the ...


The Ties That Bind: Soil Surveyor William Edgar Tharp And Oceanographic Cartographer Marie Tharp, Edward R. Landa 2010 U.S. Geological Survey

The Ties That Bind: Soil Surveyor William Edgar Tharp And Oceanographic Cartographer Marie Tharp, Edward R. Landa

USGS Staff -- Published Research

The link between soil science and geology is personified in the American father and daughter: soil surveyor William Edgar Tharp (1870–1959) and oceanographic cartographer Marie Tharp (1920–2006). From 1904 to 1935, W.E. Tharp mapped soils in 14 states for the US Department of Agriculture, and campaigned during the late 1920s–early 1930s to raise awareness of the high rates of soil erosion from croplands. The lifestyle of the federal soil surveyor in the United States during the early 20th century involved frequent household moves, and it played a formative role in Marie Tharp’s childhood. Her path ...


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