# Browse Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois by Title

• (1977)

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• (1982)
The thesis of this dissertation is two-fold: it argues that throughout his career Watts' work iconographically reflects the ideas of such thinkers as Carlyle, Arnold, Tennyson, Darwin, Drummond, Spencer and Mill, and that ...

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• (2011-08-25)
A Gabor system is a collection of modulated and translated copies of a window function. If we have a signal in $L^2(\mathbb{R})$, it can be analyzed with a Gabor system generated by a certain window $g$ and then synthesized ...

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• (1972)

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• (1963)

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• (1986)
A new variation of the array gain optimization problem has arisen in the study of microwave arrays used for hyperthermia, the heating of biological tissue. For a given array configuration and arbitrary medium, we show how ...

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• (1988)
Semiconductor lasers have become the most widely utilized form of coherent light emitters. Aluminum gallium arsenide is the prototype material system in heterostructure laser technology. New fabrication techniques that are ...

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• (2011-08-25)
Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) deficiency is the leading cause of lameness affecting the stifle joints of large breed dogs, especially Labrador Retrievers. Although CCL disease has been studied extensively, its exact ...

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• (2011-08-25)
The ability to walk can be severely compromised by a lower-limb amputation, which can have long-reaching consequences to the individual’s health and safety. It has been reported that the high incidence of lower back pain ...

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• (2008-08-13)
This work explores regulation of forward speed, step length, and slope walking for the passive-dynamic class of bipedal robots. Previously, an energy-shaping control for regulating forward speed has appeared in the ...

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• (2012-05-22)
This thesis contains three investigations examining gait variability in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), which is a neurological disease that can result in significant walking impairment. Gait variability, i.e. ...

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• (1991)
We attempt to study the ability of asymptotic giant branch stars to produce s-process elements as a function of initial mass and metallicity. The normal methods of extracting information from spectroscopic observations of ...

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• (1989)
During the 1940s Bertolt Brecht and Barrie Stavis simultaneously explored the morality of modern science through the dramatization of Galileo's seventeenth century recantation of the truth involving the physical universe. ...

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• (1969)

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• (1961)

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• (1976)

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• (1983)
Legal moralisms, such as gambling prohibitions, have long been established in American law. This dissertation explored in general, the rational and utility of gambling prohibitions, as well as their application in an ethnic ...

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• (2011-08-25)
Together with the massive and rapid evolution of computer networks, there has been a surge of research interest and activity surrounding network security recently. A secure network has to provide users with confidentiality, ...

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• (2014-01-16)
Microeconomic equilibrium problems are intimately related to game theory, but the current state of knowledge for several types of microeconomic problems is limited. This dissertation rigorously addresses several of these ...

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• (2013-05-24)
In this thesis, we provide mathematical formulations for and investigate a number of problems that arise in the security of some emerging wireless technologies. First, we address the problem of secure communication between ...

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