Browse Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois by Title

• (1987)
The purpose of this study was: (1) to describe the present ethnic situation of the Italian immigrants who participate in some type of voluntary ethnic association in the city of S ao Paulo, Brazil; and (2) to analyze the ...

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• (1993)
Classical planning techniques have some serious problems when employed in real-world domains. In classical planning, it is assumed we know the current state of the world and can project that state through a reasonably ...

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• (1974)

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• (2013-05-24)
Miscanthus is emerging as a promising feedstock for domestic biofuel production. However, inefficiencies of machinery that are used for harvesting bioenergy crops such as miscanthus currently prohibit commercial production. ...

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• (2010-08-31)
First part of the thesis deals with the dynamics and stability of nonlinear delay gyroscopic systems with periodically varying delay. The aim is to demonstrate that greater depths of cut may be achieved in a boring process ...

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• (1992)
A machine vision microscopy system (combination of video hardware and software and microscope for automated identification) was developed for classifying and counting microscopic objects in a Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) ...

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• (1996)
A computer controlled machine vision sensing system for in vitro production of plant pigments was designed and implemented. The system consisted of a machine vision microscopic sensing subsystem and a computer controlled ...

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• (1991)
Parallel machines are becoming increasingly cheap and more easily available. Commercial companies have already announced MIMD machines with more than 8000 processors. This prompts three questions: Should the programmer ...

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• (1991)
Many problems in Artificial Intelligence involve traversing large search-spaces. Such problems typically have irregular structures that can be readily exploited for parallel execution. A class of such problems has multiple ...

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• (2014-05-30)
In this thesis, the generation of initial ground structures for generic domains in two and three dimensions are discussed. Two methods of discretization are compared: Voronoi-based discretizations and structured quadrilateral ...

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• (1972)

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• (1993)
Analyses of both the business and inflation cycles remain the dominant concerns in macroeconomics since no single theory has yet consistently explained these two phenomena. It is generally agreed however that the assumed ...

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• (1979)

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• (1968)

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• (1993)
Post-Keynesian economists describe Keynes's writing as a body of work that provides us with valuable insight into how mature market economies function. In apparent agreement, the consensus in development economics is that ...

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• (1978)

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• (1989)
The cytochrome P-450$\sb{\rm cam}$ reaction cycle is a complex set of coordinated chemical transformations requiring precise temporal and spatial control of reactivities. Cytochrome P-450$\sb{\rm cam}$ catalyzes the regio- ...

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• (1989)
Macrophages (M$\Phi$) elicited by injections of inflammatory agents or obtained from animals infected with intracellular parasites are primed so that they respond to phagocytosis of opsonized particles such as opsonized-zymosan ...

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• (1992)
Functional heterogeneity of macrophage populations has been characterized however, questions remain regarding the mechanisms underlying the development of this heterogeneity. A procedure was developed to molecularly phenotype ...

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• (1995)
Macrophages (mos) exist as functionally heterogeneous populations. Mos derived from bone marrow precursor cells using either colony-stimulating factor-1 (CSF-1) or granulocyte/macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) ...

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