# 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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• (1999)
The crystal structure of GalD indicates that His 185 may serve as a general acid catalyst to facilitate the departure of the 3-OH leaving group and/or stereospecifically protonate the product in the subsequent tautomerization ...

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• (2016-04-26)
Galaxy classification, using digital images captured from sky surveys to determine the galaxy morphological classes, is of great interest to astronomy researchers. Conventional methods rely heavily on a few handcrafted ...

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• (2005)
Finally, new techniques of scientific visualization, which is an integral part of computational science research, are explored in the context of boundary element method. This investigation includes developing new modules ...

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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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• (2008)
The AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) is a promising candidate for microwave applications due to its high power and low noise characteristics at such frequencies. As a result of improved material growth ...

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• (2004)
AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) have shown promising high speed performance, both high microwave power and low microwave noise. In this dissertation, the millimeter-wave and microwave power performance ...

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• (2006)
Finally, we look at some nonabelian, real, Galois extensions K of Q , such that GK(2) is not free but has a free subgroup of index 2. In particular we focus on finite split metacyclic extensions and again we explicitly ...

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