# Browse Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois by Title

• (1990)
The mass of the W vector boson has been measured from an analysis of $W \to\ \mu\ \nu$ decays in the CDF detector at the Fermilab Tevatron $\bar p p$ collider. The mass is 79.90 $\pm$ 0.53(stat.) $\pm$ 0.31(sys.) $\pm$ ...

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• (1989)
In the destabilized England and America of the 1930s, many artists turned to the documentary method for representing and interpreting social reality. But W. H. Auden came to question this approach in Letters from Iceland, ...

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• (2003)
Finally, I developed two methods to transfer a GaAs-based device layer on a transparent GaP substrate (for emission wavelength longer than 560 nm), which involve multiple processing techniques. One approach also includes ...

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• (2015-01-21)
Guatemala is one of only three countries in America which urban population is smaller than the rural one. United Nations estimates that in the coming years the economic structure of the country will change to an urban ...

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• (1985)
This is a study of the role of the wage and labor policies in the determination of the wages of manufacturing workers in Sao Paulo, Brazil, under the military governments from 1964 to 1978. It is motivated by the worsening ...

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• (1954)

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• (1988)
The role of wage behavior in open economies is a topic currently receiving attention in the international macroeconomics literature. However, no study has adequately examined the theoretical and policy implications of ...

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• (1981)
In recent history much of the Western World has been plagued with high rates of unemployment and high rates of inflation. These simultaneous disruptions are particularly puzzling because they are either unaffected by normal ...

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• (1991)
Brazilian economic development is marked by the reproduction of a very unequal income distribution profile. This has been justified by theories which prescribe the optimal allocation of resources and full employment of ...

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• (1986)
Settlement system studies have long been recognized by archaeologists as important means for understanding the past. The goal of this dissertation is an analysis of settlement systems in the geographic region of leeward ...

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• (2013-05-24)
States spend years and tremendous diplomatic capital negotiating treaties. Yet, despite the best efforts of skilled negotiators, some states wait for months, years, and even decades, to ratify the treaties they took part ...

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• (1992)
Previous research suggests that children born to parents at different points in the life-span will be raised in differing contexts, and that timing of first birth has implications for parent-child relations distinct from ...

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• (2016-04-21)
High-lift aerodynamic flowfields are complex, and the potentially-adverse wake development associated with these high-lift systems is not fully understood. Thus, an exhaustive investigation including both experimental and ...

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• (2003)
This dissertation for the first time analyzed the turbulence effect on the simplified Jones' equation with measurements using a Pitot probe, and found that this method includes a portion of the turbulence effect into account ...

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• (2016-03-14)
Funerary performances loom large in the earliest accounts of Ireland and Irishness that come down to us. In colonial Ireland, unregulated wakes and funerary traditions endured in spite of legal and ecclesiastical attempts ...

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• (1992)
Gerontological exercise research has focused primarily on older men even though women have longer life spans. The exercise literature implies a relationship between exercise participation and health, yet only 10-20% of the ...

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• (2013-05-24)
This research probes the relevance of literature on walking and meaningfulness placed on walking by the walker, from viewpoints of history, literature, language, and the taken-for-granted life-world as inscribed in Théorie ...

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• (2015-01-21)
Graphs are powerful vehicles to represent data objects that are interconnecting or interacting with each other. We explore random walks on various kinds of graph to address different searching and mining scenarios. This ...

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