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• #### AN APPLICATION OF GROUP THEORY TO THE ANALYSIS OF SYMMETRIC GATES ﻿

(2009-10-26)
A method for determining the symmetries of the inputs of a logic gate either from its truth table or from facts obtained by inspection of its circuit is presented. The symmetry rule of a gate with n inputs is defined in ...
• #### Applications of Bayesian quantile regression and sample size determination. ﻿

(2018-03-21)
Bayesian statistical methods reverse the philosophy of traditional statistical practice by treating parameters as random, rather than fixed. In so doing, Bayesian methods are able to incorporate uncertainty about parameter ...
• #### Applications of full rank factorization to solving matrix equations ﻿

(1992-12)
In the study of matrices, we are always searching for tools which allow us to simplify our investigations. Because full rank factorizations exist for all matrices and their properties often help to simplify arguments, their ...
• #### Applied forensic investigation of elevated arsenic levels in the Central Texas Trinity Aquifer system. ﻿

(2015-07-22)
A recent change in EPA regulation lowered the maximum contaminate limit (MCL) of arsenic in drinking water from 50 to 10 μg/l. Lowering the MCL has put numerous water systems in Texas over the limit. An arsenic “hot spot” ...
• #### Applied IMU image registration for super resolution on mobile devices. ﻿

(2017-03-29)
Mobile phones and cameras are incredibly popular and the hardware is becoming very impressive. The photos these devices are currently able to take are already of high quality, however it is possible to improve these cameras ...
• #### Applied left-definite theory : the Jacobi polynomials, their Sobolev orthogonality, and self-adjoint operators. ﻿

(2009-06-10)
It is well known that, for –α, –β, –α – β – 1 ∉ ℕ, the Jacobi polynomials {Pn(α,β)(x)} ∞ n=0 are orthogonal on ℝ with respect to a bilinear form of the type(f,g)μ = ∫ℝfgdμ, for some measure μ. However, for negative integer ...
• #### Applied separation and heteroatom identifying techniques within asphaltenes with selective adsorption and reactivity. ﻿

(2015-10-27)
Asphaltenes are the heaviest and most polar fraction of crude oil and are an extremely complex mixture. This dissertation shows work performed on how to identify specific heteroatom functionalities, especially pyridyl ...
• #### Applying mass and energy balances to model series and parallel fan-powered terminal units. ﻿

(2015-07-31)
Performance data from four manufacturers of fan-powered terminal units was analyzed and simple models of the fan/motor power use developed. These data included two fan motors: permanent split capacitor motors with silicon ...
• #### Appreciation : its nature and role in virtue ethical moral psychology and dialectical moral agency. ﻿

(, 2013-09-16)
This dissertation is focused on appreciation and its role in virtue ethical psychology and moral agency. While appreciation is a central concept in aesthetics, I argue that it still needs to play a deeper and more precise ...
• #### Approaching Barriers to Health Center Deliveries in Rural Western Kenya from a Liberation Theology Perspective: A Community-Based Needs Assessment ﻿

(2013-05-24)
Maternal health services play a vital role in optimizing pregnancy outcomes, especially for high-risk women in developing countries. In order to understand why few women utilize such services, extensive interviews were ...
• #### Approaching the Dead: A Study of an Etruscan Cemetery ﻿

(2018-05-21)
This study focuses primarily on providing a report of the data gathered through the San Giuliano Archaeological Research Project in regard to the survey of the Etruscan cemetery encompassing the perimeter of the site. I ...
• #### Aquatic toxicology of salinity and silver in Daphnia magna : a comparative study of standardized chronic endpoints and progeny Phototaxis. ﻿

(, 2011-12-19)
Behavioral bioassays with the model freshwater cladoceran Daphnia magna have the potential to serve as nontraditional but sensitive endpoints of sublethal stress in the field of ecotoxicology. However, few studies have ...
• #### Aquifer Framework Restoration (AFR) in an Alluvial Aquifer, Central Texas. ﻿

(, 2014-09-05)
The Brazos River Alluvium aquifer (BRAA) near Waco, Texas is an aquifer whose framework has been physically impacted by sand and gravel mining. The most productive portions of the BRAA framework are being excavated and ...
• #### Aquinas on justice, judgment, and the unity of peace. ﻿

(, 2014-06-11)
St. Thomas Aquinas's chief contribution to politics is generally taken to be centered around his understanding of the law, and primarily focused on finding a transcendent basis for the authority of particular laws. In this ...
• #### The Arc Models. ﻿

(2007-03-07)
The Arc Models are a set of three-dimensional, dynamic CGI representations of the primary pedagogical models of international trade theory. By characterizing economies according to their manufacturing, service, and ...
• #### Archival and Archaeological Investigations of a Norwegian Farmstead in Bosque County, Texas ﻿

(2018-04-23)
In 1871, a Norwegian immigrant, Ole Finstad, and his family settled near the Norse community in Bosque County, acquired 160 acres of land, and built a rock house. For 84 years, the Finstad-Bakke family farmed and raised ...
• #### Archives and libraries at The Museum of Flight. ﻿

(2017-06-22)
My internship focused on managing materials in both the library and the archive at The Museum of Flight. The library received a grant to process the manual collection and input data into their MARC database. I cleaned, ...
• #### An Arduino Uno Implementation of the Perturb and Observe Maximum Point Power Tracking Algorithm in Photovoltaic Panels ﻿

(2016-08-08)
Manually tracking the weather-dependent point of maximum power production in photovoltaic panels can become a time-consuming endeavor, requiring one to sweep through the panel’s PV curve several times a day in order to ...
• #### Are jurors persuaded by the "concreteness of truth"? : the impact of eyewitness concreteness, juror instructions, and visualization on juror decision making. ﻿

(2016-07-11)
I investigated the impact of eyewitness use of linguistic concreteness on juror decision making. Mock jurors read a summary of an ambiguous criminal case that included a concrete or abstract version of an eyewitness’s ...
• #### Are Lyme Disease Controversies Harming Patients?: A Social History of the Roles of Research, Education, and Treatment in the Patient Experience ﻿

Lyme disease is a tick-borne infectious illness causing symptoms that can range in severity from mild to debilitating. It is important for a diagnosis to be made quickly after infection in order to prevent the development ...