# Browse Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois by Title

• (1994)
This study examines the construction and negotiation of post-colonial identity in everyday life. Specifically, it addresses the mechanisms and practices by which a community of immigrants to the U.S. from the Indian ...

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• (2009)
Finally, the printing behavior of biphasic nanoparticle inks is investigated as a function of attractive-to-repulsive volume fraction and particle size ratio. Ink flow behavior is characterized by extrusion measurements, ...

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• (2005)
This paper examines Igor Stravinsky's serial practice in Canticum Sacrum (1955), specifically the relationship between the two twelve-tone series employed in the middle three movements. Two disparate investigations eventually ...

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• (2007)
Tumor growth suppression was associated with reduced proliferation and increased apoptosis, as quantified by Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen (PCNA) immunohistochemistry and the ApoptagRTM assay, respectively. Utilizing ...

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• (2000)
The study shows that hypothesis one is supported when the value of relevancy threshold is set to be documents that are at least partially relevant, that hypothesis two is not supported, and that hypotheses three and four ...

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• (2001)
This thesis highlighted combinatorial techniques in scientific computing as a research field full of interesting problems with real impact. From the scientific computing point of view, our results show that very significant ...

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• (1994)
Combinatorial methods are used to prove several results in number theory. The chapters may be read independently, and are briefly discussed below.

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• (2014-09-16)
To compete in a market dominated by fossil fuels, biofuels must be economically competitive and also offer the variety of molecules and compounds which are currently derived from fossil fuels. This thesis offers potential ...

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• (2016-11-28)
A central task of coding theory is the design of schemes to reliably transmit data though space, via communication systems, or through time, via storage systems. Our goal is to identify and exploit structural properties ...

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• (1990)
In this thesis, a new general adaptive algorithm for solving a wide variety of NP-Complete combinatorial problems is developed. The new technique is called Stochastic Evolution (SE). The SE algorithm is applied to Network ...

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• (2013-02-03)
We describe several algorithms for classifying, comparing and optimizing curves on surfaces. We give algorithms to compute the minimum member of a given homology class, particularly computing the maximum flow and minimum ...

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• (1992)
An attempt is made to study the mathematical strength of the weak second order theories of Bounded Arithmetic U$\sbsp{2}{i}$ and V$\sbsp{2}{i}$, i $\geq$ 0, introduced by S. Buss. It is first shown that U$\sbsp{2}{1}$ can ...

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• (2013-05-24)
In this thesis, we develop a filtering process called combinatorial filters for handling combinatorial processes that evolve over time and study two practical problems using this method. The first problem is a generalization ...

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• (2013-05-24)
Using the SISR asymptotic, a classification of a class of scale-separated stochastic differential equations is achieved using combinatorics and formal language theory. This is extended to a topological notion of temperature ...

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• (1991)
Let $\lbrack n\rbrack = \{1,2,\..., n\},A$ and let $2\sp{\lbrack n\rbrack}$ represent the subset lattice of (n) with sets ordered by inclusion. A collection I of subsets of (n) is called an ideal if every subset of a member ...

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• (1991)
In order to model liquid-metal flows in self-cooled liquid-lithium blankets for magnetic-confinement fusion reactors, liquid metal flows in rectangular ducts with thin conducting walls have been treated by combining ...

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• (1991)
Effects of airflow direction and velocity on plant vegetative production were studied. Three plant species were studied: dwarf wheat (Triticum aestivum), chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium), and soybean (Glycine max. ...

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• (2012-09-18)
Three experiments were conducted to determine the combined effects of purified dietary fiber and dietary threonine (Thr) on chick growth and intestinal health. The objectives of the first two experiments were to define the ...

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• (1980)
The present study was designed to investigate the combined effects of two stresses, ultrasonic energy exposure and maternal nutritional deprivation, on both maternal and fetal organisms in mice with a view towards assessing ...

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