# Browse Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois by Title

• (1993)
Price stabilization policies in the Korean rice market have been examined within a partial adjustment dynamic framework, investigating feasible policy alternatives. A price band buffer stock program (PBBP), PBBP with ...

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• (2009-06-01)
Power system engineers face a double challenge: to operate electric power systems within narrow stability and security margins, and to maintain high reliability. There is an acute need to better understand the dynamic ...

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• (2019-04-15)
Solution processable semiconducting polymers have been under intense investigations due to their potential applications in large-area printed electronics from solar cells to biomedical devices. However, controlling the ...

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• (1997)
A dynamic analysis of the three dimensional (3-D) kinematic and kinetic characteristics of changing direction during walking was conducted which included examination of: the body segment contributions to the angular momentum ...

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• (2001)
The nanorheological behavior of artificial tear films (polyvinyl alcohol aqueous solutions) and synovial fluids was of scientific importance for future medical ramifications. The effects of chemical additives, ionic strength ...

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• (2013-05-24)
As is well known, the computational effort in quantum mechanics grows exponentially with system size. Thus a typical computation of an interesting many-body problem quickly becomes prohibitive. In this work, we try to ...

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• (2005)
A ray-tracing simulation was performed to explore whether the interactions between tides and oppositely-propagating waves could explain the observed double-layer structure of large N2/strong wind shear. It is found, using ...

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• (1990)
The extraction of depth in binocular stereopsis relies upon the ability to detect the co-occurrence of similar features in a stereo pair of images and the subsequent extraction of positional disparity. The fundamental ...

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• (2018-04-13)
We obtain results for two distinct dynamical models: the Kuramoto model, a general model for coupled oscillator systems, and a model for opinion formation in social networks. Our main focus is on understanding the fixed ...

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• (2016-09-01)
The analysis of biomolecules, including proteins and DNA, is rapidly moving towards lab-on-a-chip devices in an effort to minimize sample volume and sample loss. Pores with diameters in the tens of nanometers range have ...

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• (2012-02-01)
In this dissertation, I present research into the dynamics and assembly of colloidal particles. This involves investigations into single particle dynamics, collective dynamics of assembled clusters, and thermodynamic ...

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• (2012-02-06)
There is a considerable interest in developing robotic aircraft, inspired by birds, for a variety of missions covering reconnaissance and surveillance. Flapping wing aircraft concepts have been put forth in light of the ...

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• (2010)
The proposed study addresses two issues related to the slow emergence of solar sailing as a viable space propulsion method. The low technology readiness level and complications related to stowage, deployment, and support ...

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• (2011-01-14)
The proposed study addresses two issues related to the slow emergence of solar sailing as a viable space propulsion method. The low technology readiness level and complications related to stowage, deployment, and support ...

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• (2006)
*This dissertation is a compound document (contains both a paper copy and a CD as part of the dissertation). The CD requires the following system requirements: Windows MediaPlayer or RealPlayer.

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• (2006)
Moreover, during the 1990s, all non-English language neighborhoods (except for German- and Italian-language neighborhoods in Chicago) grew particularly in the suburbs. Moreover, contrary to the model of spatial assimilation, ...

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• (2017-04-27)
Land is scarce in Bangladesh: Bangladesh occupies ~0.03 % of world’s land area, but supports over ~2% of human population. This high population to land ratio, combined with socioeconomic development has placed tremendous ...

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• (1998)
In addition in Chapter 6 we provide examples of rational semigroups where the Fatou set contains an arbitrary finite number of components. The Fatou set of a single rational function must contain zero, one, two or infinitely ...

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• (1987)
The work described in this dissertation is directed at a better understanding of the dynamics and mechanism of the so-called spin-crossover phenomenon. Several iron spin-crossover systems, including ferrous and ferric ...

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• (1992)
The kinetics of the $\Delta$S = 2 spin-state interconversion in d$\sp6$ transition metal complexes are examined. A series of compounds having a polypyridyl-based ligand framework are described which allow for systematic ...

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