Living Expenses (includes approximately
Maroncelli, Mark
& engineering programs All other programs Graduate: MBA/INFSY at Erie & Harrisburg (12 credits) Business Guarantee 3 (Does not include Dependents Costs4 ) Altoona, Berks, Erie, and Harrisburg 12-Month Estimated
Living Expenses (includes approximately
Yener, Aylin
& engineering programs All other programs Graduate: MBA/INFSY at Erie & Harrisburg (12 credits) Business ) Altoona, Berks, Erie, and Harrisburg 12-Month Estimated Expenses and Financial Guarantee for International
Sameer M. Ikhdair
2009-12-03T23:59:59.000Z
We give the approximate analytic solutions of the Dirac equations for the Rosen-Morse potential including the spin-orbit centrifugal term. In the framework of the spin and pseudospin symmetry concept, we obtain the analytic bound state energy spectra and corresponding two-component upper- and lower-spinors of the two Dirac particles, in closed form, by means of the Nikiforov-Uvarov method. The special cases of the s-wave kappa=1,-1 (l=l bar=0) Rosen-Morse potential, the Eckart-type potential, the PT-symmetric Rosen-Morse potential and non-relativistic limits are briefly studied.
Aggregate model and analysis of the energy dynamics in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Al-Ahmed, Khalid A. (Khalid Abdulrahim)
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is facing a crisis in the near future centered on increasing energy consumption. Today, the kingdom consumes approximately 1/3 of its oil production. If no action is taken and the kingdom continues ...
Sameer M. Ikhdair
2011-04-02T23:59:59.000Z
The approximate analytical bound state solution of the Schr\\"odinger equation for the Manning-Rosen potential is carried out by taking a new approximation scheme to the orbital centrifugal term. The Nikiforov-Uvarov method is used in the calculations. We obtain analytic forms for the energy eigenvalues and the corresponding normalized wave functions in terms of the Jacobi polynomials or hypergeometric functions for different screening parameters 1/b. The rotational-vibrational energy states for a few diatomic molecules are calculated for arbitrary quantum numbers n and l with different values of the potential parameter {\\alpha}. The present numerical results agree within five decimal digits with the previously reported results for different 1/b values. A few special cases of the s-wave (l=0) Manning-Rosen potential and the Hulth\\'en potential are also studied. Keywords: Energy eigenvalues; Manning-Rosen potential; Nikiforov-Uvarov method, Approximation schemes. 03.65.-w; 02.30.Gp; 03.65.Ge; 34.20.Cf
The education of women in Saudi Arabia
Quintanilla, Linda Jean
1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
, villages, and cities. Nor was this region attrac- tive to Western powers, and so it escaped Western colonial- ism. Some areas were eventually occupied, however. These were the western provinces, and the al-Hasa, in the east, both of which were dominated..., and domestic science. (14) The Period of the Early 1900's Beginning in the early 1900's, education in Arabia started to change rapidly. At that time, the Ottomans, who controlled the Higaz, in western Arabia, and the al-Hasa in the eas t, decided...
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Dhahran -Saudi Arabia
Almulhem, Ahmad
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Dhahran - Saudi Arabia Faculty Promotion Regulations in recognition of their academic accomplishments and achievements. King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
NASA Remote Sensing Validation Data: Saudi Arabia
DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]
Myers, Daryl R. [NREL; Al-Abbadi, Naif [King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Energy Research Institite; Wilcox, Steve [NREL
Since 1995, the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have co-operated to establish a 12 station network of high quality solar radiation monitoring installations across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. NREL and KACST realized the value of accurate surface solar radiation flux measurements for validation of satellite derived surface and atmospheric solar radiation flux measurements, and is making this data available to support validation of satellite data products related to the NASA Mission to Planet Earth component of the Earth Science Enterprise Earth Observing System (EOS) project to evaluate long term climate trends based on measuements from EOS Terra Platforms. A CIMEL 8 channel sunphotometer for measuring aerosol optical depth at 6 wavelengths and total column water has been deployed at the Solar Village station since February 24, 1999. [Taken from http://rredc.nrel.gov/solar/new_data/Saudi_Arabia/
Geophysical limitations on the erosion history within Arabia Terra
Evans, Alex J.
The Arabia Terra region, an area of ~1 × 10[superscript 7] km[superscript 2] lying south of the hemispheric dichotomy boundary and centered at (25E, 5N), is a unique physiographic province with topography and crustal ...
O'Donnell, Tom
From Saudi Arabia to Venezuela: Energy Resources, Market Factors & ConflictsEnergy Resources, or in U.S. relations with Venezuela, Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Nigeria? We will analyze
Applications of the Array Induction Tool in Saudi Arabia
Zainalabedin, K.A. [Saudi Aramco, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia); Cao Minh, C.
1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
Since its introduction in Saudi Arabia in 1993, the Array Induction Tool (AIT) has been run extensively in a wide variety of petrophysical environments. These include fresh mud, salty mud, high and low resistivity formations, hydrocarbon-bearing or water-bearing reservoirs in carbonates and clastics sequences. In some examples, the AIT was also run in conjunction with the Phasor Induction (PI) or Dual-Laterolog for comparison purpose. As with any resistivity device, the AIT`s primary product, an accurate Rt measurement, should not be overlooked. However, owing to the AIT`s multiple vertical resolutions and depths of investigation, the authors found that the tool yields additional information about the reservoirs that is not possible with older induction tools. The AIT improves the estimation of Rt in cases of thin laminations, complex invasion profiles or when the borehole correction is critical (wash-out, salty mud, high resistivity). In many instances, permeable beds that are invaded are much easier to identify with the AIT than with dual depths of investigation induction or laterolog tools. a typical case is the interpretation of annulus. Finally, they show the AIT characteristic response in a thing magnetic marker.
Gas sweetening in Saudi Arabia in large dga plants
Huval, M.; Van De Venne, H.
1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The authors are concerned with the natural gas conditioning by using sweetening agent, diglycolamine or DGA, a trademark name for 2-(2-amino-ethoxy) ethanol or 2-2 hydroxy-ethylamine. This paper describes the use of DGA in Saudi Arabia, where Aramco has several DGA plants to treat large amounts of low pressure associated gas to 1/4 grain gas pipeline specification. The paper also describes the reasons why DGA was selected, some of the special features of these plants and the operating experiences to date. It is demonstrated that DGA is a very potent gas sweetening agent. Sour gases with H/sub 2/S concentrations ranging from 3-8% and with CO/sub 2/ concentrations ranging from 8-14% can be treated in a single contactor with 21 trays producing sweet gas containing 1-2 ppm H/sub 2/S and less than 100 ppm CO/sub 2/. Recommendations for practice are included.
Gulf Cooperation Council: Arabia's model of integration
Etaibi, G.T.
1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This study is an analysis of the foundations and emergence in 1981 of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which consists of six traditional Arab Gulf states (the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, and Kuwait). It finds the GCC to be a unique case among twentieth-century integrative schemes. The study also identifies and analyzes relevant local, regional, and international forces. Among the local forces are traditional religio-political systems, economic dependence on a depletable resource, and the presence of a large number of foreign residents. On the regional level, this study takes into consideration such issues as the Arab League, Arab Nationalism, and the Islamic revolutionary movement in Iran. On the international level, the influence of the superpowers and the major industrialized nations on the emergence and future of the GCC Community are analyzed. Throughout the past decade there has been a growing scholarly interest in the Gulf region. In preparation for this study, the author relied heavily on the literature generated by this new research, as well as on documents and official publications, mostly in Arabic. A survey was conducted among a limited number of GCC graduate students during the summer of 1983. In addition, interviews with selected members of the GCC Secretariat-General and various member-state officials were conducted during a research trip in the region in the spring of 1984.
KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM & MINERALS Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Abu-Khamsin, Sidqi
KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM & MINERALS Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Basic Properties of Reservoir Rocks By Dr. Sidqi A. Abu-Khamsin Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering © Copyright by Dr. INTRODUCTION 1 1.1 The nature of petroleum 1 1.2 The petroleum reservoir 1 1.3 Significance of rock properties
Renewable Energy Scenarios for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Watson, Andrew
Renewable Energy Scenarios for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Yasser Al-Saleh, Paul Upham and Khaleel Malik October 2008 Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research Working Paper 125 #12;Renewable Energy compromising those of future generations. Renewable energy technologies, in particular, are becoming
Oil and diplomacy: the evolution of American foreign policy in Saudi Arabia, 1933-1945
Casillas, R.J.
1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This study examines the transformation of American foreign policy in Saudi Arabia between the years 1933 and 1945. At the beginning of this period American-Saudi relations were negligible. However, by the end of World War II in 1945, American policy-makers had concluded that the Saudi Kingdom was a nation vital to America's long-term economic and strategic interests. This remarkable official about face was the result of several factors including the potential of Saudi Arabian oilfields, the shifting priorities of Washington policy-makers and the lobbying efforts of a Saudi-based American commercial concern, the Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO). ARAMCO entered Saudi Arabia in 1933. As the only all-American oil concession in the Middle East they feared European, especially British, interference in their operations. To forestall this possibility, real or imagined, the oilmen turned to Washington for help. Although official assistance was not immediately forthcoming, ARAMCO did find support in the Near Eastern Affairs Division (NEA) of the Department of State.
Factors Influencing an Organisation's Intention to Adopt Cloud Computing in Saudi Arabia
Factors Influencing an Organisation's Intention to Adopt Cloud Computing in Saudi Arabia Nouf University of Southampton Southampton, United Kingdom rjw1@ecs.soton.ac.uk Abstract--Cloud computing. In developing countries, particularly Saudi Arabia, cloud computing is still not widely adopted. As a result
Origin and migration of hydrocarbons in the Paleozoic system of Saudi Arabia
Franz, U.A. (Mobil Exploration and Producing Services, Dallas, TX (United States))
1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper is a progress report on geochemical studies of the sub-Khuff Paleozoic rocks in Saudi Arabia, summarizing current laboratory results from both Saudi Aramco and American companies and their preliminary interpretations. From oil/oil and oil/rock correlations as well as maturity modeling, it may be concluded that sweet sub-Khuff oils, condensates, and gases are closely related to each other, and are derived from a common source: the hot shales of the basal Qusaiba Formation (Lower Silurian). The hydrocarbons that have been discovered in the Hawtah trend must have migrated updip from the presently overmature Rub-Al-Khali depocenter, where oil generation was initiated as early as 160 Ma. The oil window in the Rub-Al-Khali embayment, where active oil and condensate generation is taking place at present, is at depths between approximately 10,000 and 14,000 ft. Oil accumulation housed at depths more than approximately 14,000 {plus minus} 500 ft are being cracked into gas and condensate depending on variations in the generally low geothermal gradients of 1.5 {plus minus} 0.1F/100 ft. The residue of this natural refinery process is pyrobitumen, or deal oil, that is a pore plugging agent in many reservoirs at these depths. All products have very low-sulfur kerogen. The economic impact of these findings is very significant.
Saudi Arabia: World Oil Report 1991
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1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper reports on the Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Saudi Aramco), the only operator in the country, that has accelerated its production expansion program aimed at boosting capacity from the current 8.5 million bpd to 10 million bpd. Initially expected to be completed by 1999, it now appears a sustainable 10 million bpd rate may be attainable by 1996. By this time next year, at least nine major onshore projects will have been started as well as five offshore. Included will be development of Hawtah, the initial oil discovery in the Central province south of Riyadh. The program also means significantly increased drilling. In fact, 1991 completions should easily double those of last year.
Stakeholder value network analysis for the energy system of Saudi Arabia
Alonso, Francisco J., S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Saudi Arabia is experiencing a considerable escalation in its consumption of electricity, provoked by economic progress and population increase. Such an escalation threatens the economic output of the Kingdom: more oil and ...
First record of Chiasmognathus from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Hymenoptera, Apidae)
Alqarni, Abdulaziz S.; Hannan, Mohammed A.; Hinojosa-Dí az, Ismael A.; Engel, Michael S.
2013-10-25T23:59:59.000Z
The cleptoparasitic bee genus Chiasmognathus Engel (Nomadinae: Ammobatini) is recorded from Saudi Arabia for the first time. Chiasmognathus nearchus Engel was previously known from specimens collected in the United Arab ...
Three dimensional geologic modeling of a fractured reservoir, Saudi Arabia
Luthy, S.T.; Grover, G.A. [Saudi Aramco, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
A geological assessment of a large carbonate reservoir in Saudi Arabia shows that it is a Type 2 fractured reservoir in which fractures provide the essential permeability. Intercrystalline microporosity, found within the basinally deposited mudstones and wackestones, is the dominant porosity type. Near-vertical, east-west-oriented extension fractures are preferentially localized in low-to-moderate porosities associated with stylolites. Porosity/fracture density relationships, combined with the results of structural curvature mapping, yielded a 3-dimensional model of fracture density. Fracture permeability and fracture porosity distributions were generated by integrating fracture density modeling results with average fracture aperture information derived from well test data. Dramatic differences exist between matrix- and fracture-related porosity, permeability models that help explain observed production behavior within the field. These models are being used by reservoir and simulation engineers for daily reservoir management, history matching, and long-term development drilling planning.
Al-Jallal, I.A. (Saudi Aramco, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia))
1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Later Permian carbonates and evaporites of the Khuff Formation contain considerable amounts of gas in Ghawar field, eastern Saudi Arabia. Sedimentary structures, textures, and grain types were used to interpret the depositional environments and to define the different lithofacies types which determine the original reservoir face is distribution within this 1,500-ft-thick formation. There are three major depositional environments: subtidal, intertidal, and sabkha. Locally, these include shoals, belts, bars, bays, lagoons, ponds, tidal channels, sabkha. Locally, these include shoals, belts, bars, bays, lagoons, ponds, tidal channels, sabkha islands, and sabkha pans. Tidal flooding and storms are represented. These environments represent four major transgressive-regressive cycles, which conform to four Khuff units: Khuff A, B, C and D (from youngest to oldest). Transgressive phases (subtidal), with lithofacies of grainstones and horizontally burrowed mudstones usually comprise the reservoir facies. The regressive phases (intertidal and sabkha) with lithofacies of anhydritic mudstones and anhydrites, usually seal the Khuff reservoirs. Later disappearance of reservoir facies are due to deposition or diagenesis. Depositionally, the lateral change in facies may occur, for example, from a non-reservoir anhydrite and mudstone facies to a reservoir grainstone facies, or from a non-reservoir anhydritic mudstones to a reservoir burrowed-mudstone facies. Diagenetically, ooid grainstones may be greatly cemented by anhydrite. A combination of dolomitization and leaching may create intercrystalline porosity in mudstone. Leaching creates poorly connected moldic porosity in grainstones because the resulting calcite cement plugs the interparticle porosity.
Multicriteria approximation through decomposition
Burch, C. [Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States). School of Computer Sciences]|[Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Krumke, S. [Univ. of Wuerzburg (Germany). Dept. of Computer Science; Marathe, M. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Phillips, C. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Applied Mathematics Dept.; Sundberg, E. [Rutgers Univ., NJ (United States). Dept. of Computer Science]|[Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
The authors propose a general technique called solution decomposition to devise approximation algorithms with provable performance guarantees. The technique is applicable to a large class of combinatorial optimization problems that can be formulated as integer linear programs. Two key ingredients of the technique involve finding a decomposition of a fractional solution into a convex combination of feasible integral solutions and devising generic approximation algorithms based on calls to such decompositions as oracles. The technique is closely related to randomized rounding. The method yields as corollaries unified solutions to a number of well studied problems and it provides the first approximation algorithms with provable guarantees for a number of new problems. The particular results obtained in this paper include the following: (1) The authors demonstrate how the technique can be used to provide more understanding of previous results and new algorithms for classical problems such as Multicriteria Spanning Trees, and Suitcase Packing. (2) They show how the ideas can be extended to apply to multicriteria optimization problems, in which they wish to minimize a certain objective function subject to one or more budget constraints. As corollaries they obtain first non-trivial multicriteria approximation algorithms for problems including the k-Hurdle and the Network Inhibition problems.
Multicriteria approximation through decomposition
Burch, C. [Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States). School of Computer Science; Krumke, S. [Univ. of Wuerzburg (Germany). Dept. of Computer Science; Marathe, M. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Phillips, C. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Applied Mathematics Dept.; Sundberg, E. [Rutgers Univ., NJ (United States). Dept. of Computer Science
1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
The authors propose a general technique called solution decomposition to devise approximation algorithms with provable performance guarantees. The technique is applicable to a large class of combinatorial optimization problems that can be formulated as integer linear programs. Two key ingredients of their technique involve finding a decomposition of a fractional solution into a convex combination of feasible integral solutions and devising generic approximation algorithms based on calls to such decompositions as oracles. The technique is closely related to randomized rounding. Their method yields as corollaries unified solutions to a number of well studied problems and it provides the first approximation algorithms with provable guarantees for a number of new problems. The particular results obtained in this paper include the following: (1) the authors demonstrate how the technique can be used to provide more understanding of previous results and new algorithms for classical problems such as Multicriteria Spanning Trees, and Suitcase Packing; (2) they also show how the ideas can be extended to apply to multicriteria optimization problems, in which they wish to minimize a certain objective function subject to one or more budget constraints. As corollaries they obtain first non-trivial multicriteria approximation algorithms for problems including the k-Hurdle and the Network Inhibition problems.
Approximate Information Theory
Penny, Will
Gaussians Asymmetry Multimodality Variational Bayes Variational Free Energy Factorised Approximations Variational Energy Approximate Posteriors Nonlinear Regression Nonlinear Regression Priors Posterior Energies Variational Free Energy Factorised Approximations Variational Energy Approximate Posteriors Nonlinear
Unayzah Formation: a new Permian-Carboniferous unit in Saudi Arabia
Al-Laboun, A.A.
1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The sandstones, shales, and thin beds of argillaceous limestone previously included as the basal part of the Permian Khuff Formation were described as the Unayzah Formation by al-Laboun in 1982 and 1986. The type locality (stratotype.) of this formation is in the town of Unayzah, and a reference section was established in the Qusayba area, al-Qasim district, Saudi Arabia. Fossil flora collected from outcrops and palynomorphs obtained from boreholes support a Late Carboniferous-Early Permian age for these strata. The Unayzah Formation is conformably overlain by the massive carbonates of the Khuff Formation, whereas its basal contact is marked by a regional angular unconformity with various older units. The Unayzah Formation is widespread in the Greater Arabian basin. The formation represents cyclic transgressive and regressive deposits preceding the Permian regional marine transgression, during which the massive carbonates of the Khuff Formation were deposited. This Permian transgression marked a major change in the Sedimentation and evolution of the Greater Arabian basin. The porous sandstones of the Unayzah Formation are important exploration targets because several fields in the eastern and southeastern parts of the Greater Arabian basin produce hydrocarbons from the Unayzah. 11 figures, 1 table.
The status and prospective of environmental radiation monitoring stations in Saudi Arabia
Al-Kheliewi, Abdullah S. [National Center for Radiation Protection, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, 11442 Riyadh (Saudi Arabia); Holzheimer, Clous [ENVINET GmbH, Environmental Radiation Detection, Hans-Pinsel-Straße 4, 85540 Haar (Munich) (Germany)
2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z
The use of nuclear technology requires an environmental monitoring program to ensure the safety of the environment, and to protect people from the hazards of radioactive materials, and nuclear accidents. Nuclear accidents are unique, for they incur effects that surpass international frontiers, and can even have a long lasting impact on Earth. Such was the case of the Chernobyl accident in the Ukraine on April 6, 1986. For that purpose, international and national efforts come together to observe for any nuclear or radioactive accident. Many states, including Saudi Arabia which oversees the operation of the National Radiation, Environmental and Early Monitoring Stations, The Radiation Monitoring Stations(RMS’s) are currently scattered across 35 cities in the country,. These locations are evaluated based on various technological criteria such as border cities, cities of high population density, wind direction, etc. For new nuclear power plants hovering around, it is strongly recommended to increase the number of radiation monitoring stations to warn against any threat that may arise from a nuclear leak or accident and to improve the performance of the existing RMS’s. SARA (Spectroscopic Monitoring Station for air) should be implemented due to the high sensitivity to artificial radiation, automatic isotope identification, free of maintenance, and fully independent due to solar power supply (incl. battery backup) and wireless communication (GPRS)
Multivariate approximation Robert Schaback
Schaback, Robert
Multivariate approximation Robert Schaback July 30, 2013 1 Synonyms Approximation by functions Approximations of functions are multivariate, if they replace functions of n 2 variables defined on a domain. 4 Overview Multivariate approximation is an extension of Approximation Theory and Approximation
Stern, Robert J.
(Egypt, Sudan, and western Arabia) ROBERT J. STERN1*, PETER R. JOHNSON2, KAMAL A. ALI1,3 & SUMIT K over broad regions of the Central Eastern Desert of Egypt, NW Arabia and possible correlative units diamictite and BIFs of the Central Eastern Desert of Egypt and the correlative Nuwaybah diamictite and BIF
Evolution of gas processing industry in Saudi Arabia
Showail, A.
1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The beginning of the natural gas processing industry in Saudi Arabia is traced back to 1959 when Aramco embarked on a program to recover natural gas liquids (NGL) for export from low pressure gases such as stabilizer overhead, spheroid, tank farm, and refinery off-gases. The processing scheme involves compression and refrigeration to extract C3+ raw NGL, a raw NGL gathering system, and a fractionation plant to separate propane, butane, and natural gasoline. NGL extracted in Abqaiq and Ras Tanura is moved to Ras Tanura for fractionation, storage, and export. The system, built in several increments, has total design capacity of 500 MMscfd of feed gases to produce 320,000 bpd of NGL composed of 40% propane, 30% butane, and 30% natural gasoline. Phase II of the Saudi gas program envisages collection and processing of associated gas produced with Arabian medium and heavy crude oils largely in the northern onshore and offshore fields. Further domestic development may focus on more diversification in gas product utilization and on upgrading to higher value products.
Automated management of radioactive sources in Saudi Arabia
Al-Kheliewi, Abdullah S.; Jamil, M. F.; Basar, M. R.; Tuwaili, W. R. [National Center for Radiation Protection, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, 11442 Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z
For usage of radioactive substances, any facility has to register and take license from relevant authority of the country in which such facility is operating. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), the authority for managing radioactive sources and providing licenses to organizations for its usage is the National Center of Radiation Protection (NCRP). This paper describes the system that automates registration and licensing process of the National Center of Radiation Protection. To provide 24×7 accesses to all the customers of NCRP, system is developed as web-based application that provide facility to online register, request license, renew license, check request status, view historical data and reports etc. and other features are provided as Electronic Services that would be accessible to users via internet. The system also was designed to streamline and optimize internal operations of NCRP besides providing ease of access to its customers by implementing a defined workflow through which every registration and license request will be routed. In addition to manual payment option, the system would also be integrated with SADAD (online payment system) that will avoid lengthy and cumbersome procedures associated with manual payment mechanism. Using SADAD payment option license fee could be paid through internet/ATM machine or branch of any designated bank, Payment will be instantly notified to NCRP hence delay in funds transfer and verification of invoice could be avoided, SADAD integration is discussed later in the document.
Bailey, D.L. (Saudi Aramco, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia))
1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
Abqaiq field is a northeast-trending anticline approximately 60 km long and 12 km wide and contains several reservoirs. The 100 m thick Hanifa Reservoir interval consists of interlayered peloidal packstone and wackestone with subordinate dolomite and anhydrite. During an Upper Jurassic relative sea level lowstand, paleotopography within the Arabian Intrashelf basin localized fine-grained packstone into isolated mounds over the Abqaiq South Dome area, while muddier facies were being deposited over the North Nose. The Abqaiq Hanifa carbonate mound was zoned using sequence stratigraphy as a conceptual framework to ensure that chronostratigraphic relationships were honored, and that the subsequent computer model would therefore accurately reflect spatial porosity continuity within the reservoir. The Hanifa Reservoir was subdivided into five widely correlative zones that approximate separate parasequences, each beginning with tight mudstone-wackestone and grading upward into porous wackestone-packstone. Sequence stratigraphy interpretations are based on regional wireline log correlations combined with core descriptions and show the Abqaiq Hanifa to be time equivalent to only the upper few meters of the Hanifa Reservoir in fields to the north. In addition to reservoir modeling utility, these two general intrashelf basin settings have potential for stratigraphic traps. Wherever reservoir-quality rock can be found, proximity to the Hanifa/Hadriya source rocks-the source for much of Saudi Arabia's vast reserves-makes the Hanifa a favorable exploration target.
Fast Approximate Convex Decomposition
Ghosh, Mukulika
2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z
Approximate convex decomposition (ACD) is a technique that partitions an input object into "approximately convex" components. Decomposition into approximately convex pieces is both more efficient to compute than exact ...
Stratigraphy and sedimentation of the Unayzah reservoir, central Saudi Arabia
Senalp, M.; Abdulaziz, A. [Saudi Aramco, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
Significant reserves of Arabian super light oil, condensate, and associated gas occur in the various genetically different sandstone bodies of the upper Permian Unayzah and Khuff Formations in Central Saudi Arabia. The Unayzah Formation which rests unconformably on the older formations is composed of red colored, poorly sorted conglomerate, sandstone, siltstone, mudstone, caliche and nodular anhydrite. Facies changes occur due to the presence of various subenvironments and possible faulting and structural growth in the basin during deposition. However, the entire Unayzah Formation shows an overall fining and thinning-upward sequence. It was deposited as coalescing alluvial fans dominated by braided streams which graded into meandering stream and playa lakes under and to semi-arid conditions. Eolian processes were also inferred. A marked unconformity which is indicated by the occurrence of thick caliche and soil horizons separate the Unayzah and the overlying Khuff Formation. The Khuff Formation consists primarily of marine shale, marl, and fine- to very coarse-grained sandstones in the lower parts; shale, limestone, dolomite, and amhydrite in the upper parts. The sandstones were deposited as incised channel fills and their associated low stand deltaic sediments as a result of fluctuating sea level during the deposition of the Khuff Formation. The base of the incised channels represent a sequence boundary. Red colored and rooted paleosols were formed on the underlying marine sediments. During relative sea level rise, good quality reservoir sands were deposited by aggradation within the incised channels. Sand deposition within the channels terminated at the same time, and the area was covered by shallow marine limestones, shales and marls during maximum sea level highstand. Although the Unayzah reservoir occurs in both the Unayzah and the Khuff Formations because of their different geometry, continuity, and reservoir quality, they have been studied separately.
Approximate Maximum Principle for Discrete Approximations of ...
2012-03-20T23:59:59.000Z
Approximations of Optimal Control Systems with. Nonsmooth .... of any endpoint constraints on trajectories of linear one-dimensional control systems in (PN ).
24 Germany 8 58 Pakistan 3 34 Israel 1 68 Saudi Arabia 30
Collins, Gary S.
24 Germany 8 58 Pakistan 3 34 Israel 1 68 Saudi Arabia 30 COLLEGES (STUDENTS) ACADEMIC LEVELS France 10 57 Oman 1 TOTAL 1283 24 Germany 8 58 Pakistan 3 25 Ghana 5 59 Palestine 1 26 Greece 2 60 Panama
GPS network monitors the Arabia-Eurasia collision deformation in Iran F. Nilforoushan1
Hatzfeld, Denis
GPS network monitors the Arabia-Eurasia collision deformation in Iran F. Nilforoushan1 , F. Masson2 Department, National Cartographic Centre, PO Box 131851684, Meraj Ave, Tehran, Iran e-mail: f and Seismology, Farmanieh, Dibaji, Arghavan St., No. 27, 19531 Tehran, Iran Received: 22 July 2002 / Accepted: 26
Low fault friction in Iran implies localized deformation for the ArabiaEurasia collision zone
Vernant, Philippe
Low fault friction in Iran implies localized deformation for the ArabiaEurasia collision zone P velocity field of the present-day deformation in Iran is modeled using a 3-dimensional (3D) finite element of the kinematics in Iran, but the complex velocity field of the surrounding South Caspian basin cannot be fitted
Demonstration and development of control mechanism for radioactive sources in Saudi Arabia
Al-Kheliewi, A. S. [National Center for Radiation Protection King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, P.O. Box 6086, Riyadh 11442 (Saudi Arabia)
2012-06-06T23:59:59.000Z
Saudi Arabia have no nuclear industry. Nevertheless, many radioactive sources, for different purposes, have been used in the country. There is upswing in the number of companies that recruit nuclear technology in their daily work. The National Center for Radiation Protection (NCRP) takes the full commitment and responsibility for monitoring and regulating the movement of radioactive sources in the country. NCRP issues the licenses for import, export, and use of radioactive sources. It, also, protects the country from any trespassing radiation through a sizable net of early warning and radiation monitoring stations along the borders of Saudi Arabia. This paper talks about the procedures of licensing, importing, exporting of radioactive sources. It, also, sheds light on types of implementing radioactive sources in different practices encompass medicine, industry, research. The NCRP has established an electronic web site to ease the communication with all users in the country. This site is yet in the experimental stage.
Pump apparatus including deconsolidator
Sonwane, Chandrashekhar; Saunders, Timothy; Fitzsimmons, Mark Andrew
2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z
A pump apparatus includes a particulate pump that defines a passage that extends from an inlet to an outlet. A duct is in flow communication with the outlet. The duct includes a deconsolidator configured to fragment particle agglomerates received from the passage.
Approximate error conjugation gradient minimization methods
Kallman, Jeffrey S
2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z
In one embodiment, a method includes selecting a subset of rays from a set of all rays to use in an error calculation for a constrained conjugate gradient minimization problem, calculating an approximate error using the subset of rays, and calculating a minimum in a conjugate gradient direction based on the approximate error. In another embodiment, a system includes a processor for executing logic, logic for selecting a subset of rays from a set of all rays to use in an error calculation for a constrained conjugate gradient minimization problem, logic for calculating an approximate error using the subset of rays, and logic for calculating a minimum in a conjugate gradient direction based on the approximate error. In other embodiments, computer program products, methods, and systems are described capable of using approximate error in constrained conjugate gradient minimization problems.
Daghistani, Farouk
2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
in the decision making process of the spatial issues relevant to them. Such participation has helping to make urban planning more democratic and to make planners plan with the public rather than plan for the public. In Saudi Arabia (a developing country...
Approximations non-recursively
ÃbrahÃ¡m, Erika
) * x Regard non-recursively de#12;ned approximations fact 0 = nx -> bot fact 1 = nx -> if x else fact 0 (x 1) #3; x fact 2 = nx -> if x fact of fact should satisfy the de#12;ning equation fact = nx -> if x
Characterization of carbonaceous aerosols outflow from India and Arabia: Biomass/biofuel burning. The temporal evolutions of acetonitrile, a long-lived specific tracer for biomass/biofuel burning, number evidence that emissions from fossil fuel and biomass/biofuel burning are subject to long-range transport
Guest Editorial Sparse Approximations in Signal and Image Processing
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
Guest Editorial Sparse Approximations in Signal and Image Processing Sparse approximation to solve many other signal processing problems, including blind source separation, feature extraction techniques to images as well as audio and biomedical signals, new efficient im- plementations of greedy
Fadan, Yousef M. (Yousef Mohammed)
1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This study provides a framework for understanding the circumstances associated with the introduction of modern housing concepts and techniques to Saudi Arabia. The analysis and discussion of the relevant cultural influences ...
Changes in exchange rates and oil prices for Saudi Arabia and other OPEC members
Cooper, R.L.
1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
When the U.S. dollar weakens significantly against currencies of other major trading nations, oil-exporting countries often become concerned about both loss of purchasing power for their imports as well as capital losses on dollar-denominated assets. This paper addresses these issues by (1) examining previous studies, (2) reviewing the historical oil price movements of oil denominated in different G-7 currencies, (3) performing a causality test between changes in exchange rates and the price of oil, (4) using an analytical model to relate changes in exchange rates and the price of oil through the world oil market; and (5) evaluating the gains and losses in terms of purchasing power of Saudi Arabia and other members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries for selected historical periods.
Hossain, M. Enamul
of Engineering Science, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran 31261, KFUPM Box: 2020, Kingdom; King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia Copyright 2013, Society
ON LEAST SQUARES EUCLIDEAN DISTANCE MATRIX APPROXIMATION AND COMPLETION
in biological or engineering applications, including molecular structure analysis, protein folding problem. distance geometry, least squares approximation, matrix completion, molecular structure, protein folding
ON LEAST SQUARES EUCLIDEAN DISTANCE MATRIX APPROXIMATION AND COMPLETION
in biological or engineering applications, including molecular structure analysis, protein folding problem approximation, matrix completion, molecular structure, protein folding, conformational analysis. 1. Introduction
Anderson, I.H.
1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A US oil policy towrad Saudi Arabia began emerging as the US moved from a net exporter of petroleum in the 1940s and as the US government realized that Saudi Arabia's vast reserves were under concession to an American Oil Company, Aramco. Anderson reconstructs the years between 1933 and 1950 and provides a case study of the evolution of US foreign oil policy and the complex relationships between the US government and the business world. He draws on diplomatic materials and corporate documents as well as interviews with former corporate and government officials to show that a de facto coalition of government agencies and oil companies had coalesced around the rapid development of Saudi oil by 1950. The policy grew out of a long series of confrontations among competing government agencies and domestic interest groups that finally produced a consensus and left policy implementation in the hands of private enterprise, setting the stage for the events to follow. 251 references, 9 tables.
Approximate Inference and Protein-Folding
Weiss, Yair
Approximate Inference and Protein-Folding Chen Yanover and Yair Weiss School of Computer Science Side-chain prediction is an important subtask in the protein-folding problem. We show that #12;nding algorithms, including a widely used protein-folding software (SCWRL). 1 Introduction Inference in graphical
Supporting Text Approximation of the Multinomial. Using Stirling's approximation
Peterson, Carsten
Supporting Text Approximation of the Multinomial. Using Stirling's approximation n! (n/e)n 2n! . [S12] To calculate B L (^n) limN BN L (^n), we apply Stirling's formula to N!, n0!, and n1!, which that r Stirling's formula
Approximation Algorithms for Covering Problems
Koufogiannakis, Christos
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
1.3.1 Sequential Algorithms . . . . . . . . . . . . .Distributed 2-approximation algorithm for CMIP 2 (Alg.2 Sequential Algorithm 2.1 The Greedy Algorithm for Monotone
Geologic constraints to fluid flow in the Jurassic Arab D reservoir, eastern Saudi Arabia
Laing, J.E. (Saudi Aramco, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia))
1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
A giant oil field located in eastern Saudi Arabia has produced several billion barrels of 37{degree} API oil from fewer than 100 wells. The Upper Jurassic Arab Formation is the main producing unit, and is made up of a series of upward-shoaling carbonate and anhydrite members. Porous carbonates of the Arab D member make up the principle oil reservoir, and overlying Arab D anhydrite provides the seal. Principal reservoir facies are stromatoporoid-coral and skeletal grainstones. Reservoir drive is currently provided by flank water injection. Despite more than 30 years of flank water injection (1.5 billion bbl) into the northern area of the field, a thick oil column remains in the Arab D reservoir. Geological factors which affect fluid flow in this area are (1) a downdip facies change from permeable skeletal-stromatoporoid limestone to less permeable micritic limestone, (2) vertical permeability barriers resulting from shoaling-upward cycles, (3) a downdip tar mat, (4) dolomite along the flanks in the upper portion of the reservoir, (5) highly permeable intervals within the skeletal-stromatoporoid limestone, and (6) an updip, north to south facies change from predominantly stromatoporoid-coral grainstone to skeletal grainstone. These factors are considered in reservoir modeling, simulation studies, and planning locations for both water injection and producer wells.
Extractant composition including crown ether and calixarene extractants
Meikrantz, David H. (Idaho Falls, ID); Todd, Terry A. (Aberdeen, ID); Riddle, Catherine L. (Idaho Falls, ID); Law, Jack D. (Pocalello, ID); Peterman, Dean R. (Idaho Falls, ID); Mincher, Bruce J. (Idaho Falls, ID); McGrath, Christopher A. (Blackfoot, ID); Baker, John D. (Blackfoot, ID)
2009-04-28T23:59:59.000Z
An extractant composition comprising a mixed extractant solvent consisting of calix[4] arene-bis-(tert-octylbenzo)-crown-6 ("BOBCalixC6"), 4',4',(5')-di-(t-butyldicyclo-hexano)-18-crown-6 ("DtBu18C6"), and at least one modifier dissolved in a diluent. The DtBu18C6 may be present at from approximately 0.01M to approximately 0.4M, such as at from approximately 0.086 M to approximately 0.108 M. The modifier may be 1-(2,2,3,3-tetrafluoropropoxy)-3-(4-sec-butylphenoxy)-2-propanol ("Cs-7SB") and may be present at from approximately 0.01M to approximately 0.8M. In one embodiment, the mixed extractant solvent includes approximately 0.15M DtBu18C6, approximately 0.007M BOBCalixC6, and approximately 0.75M Cs-7SB modifier dissolved in an isoparaffinic hydrocarbon diluent. The extractant composition further comprises an aqueous phase. The mixed extractant solvent may be used to remove cesium and strontium from the aqueous phase.
Approximate Graph Products Marc Hellmutha
Stadler, Peter F.
Approximate Graph Products Marc Hellmutha , Wilfried Imrichb , Werner Kl¨ocklb , Peter F. Stadlera or fingers) can vary independently of other traits, or Email addresses: marc@bioinf.uni-leipzig.de (Marc
Countries Gasoline Prices Including Taxes
Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)
stocks, imports and exports. Renewable & Alternative Fuels Includes hydropower, solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and ethanol. Nuclear & Uranium Uranium fuel, nuclear reactors,...
Mustafa, M. Tahir
University of Petroleum & Minerals DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES Technical Report Series TR 361 Oct: Department of Mathematics, Hafr Al-Batin Community College, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, P of Mathematical Sciences, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia, Email
Mustafa, M. Tahir
University of Petroleum & Minerals DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES Technical Report Series TR 360 Oct: Department of Mathematics, Hafr Al-Batin Community College, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, P of Mathematical Sciences, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia, Email
Geo-Information Systems for the Middle EastGeoArabia, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2000 Gulf PetroLink, Bahrain
295 Geo-Information Systems for the Middle EastGeoArabia, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2000 Gulf PetroLink, Bahrain Design and Development of Information Systems for the Geosciences: An Application to the Middle are developing a comprehensive Solid Earth Information System (SEIS). The complex nature of the solid earth
Planning numerical approximations Richard Power
Williams, Sandra
Planning numerical approximations Richard Power Sandra Williams 21st September 2009 #12;Table proportions (e.g., more than a quarter, 25.9 per cent) Proportions are a convenient well-defined subproblem Common in factual discourse (e.g., newspaper articles) Important for generating from data (but neglected
Countries Gasoline Prices Including Taxes
Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)
Selected Countries (U.S. dollars per gallon, including taxes) Date Belgium France Germany Italy Netherlands UK US 51115 6.15 6.08 6.28 6.83 6.96 6.75 3.06 5415 6.14 6.06...
Convex approximations in stochastic programming by semidefinite ...
2010-04-19T23:59:59.000Z
This experience leads us to force the convexity of the approximating quadratic ..... As we can see, the least-squares approximation works well only if the data ...
Bailey, D.L. (Saudi Aramco, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia))
1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
Abqaiq field is a northeast-trending anticline approximately 60 km long and 12 km wide and contains several reservoirs. The Hanifa Reservoir is approximately 100 m thick and consists of fine-grained, muddy limestone with subordinate dolomite and anhydrite. Since discovery of the Hanifa oil pool in 1947, pressure fluctuations have indicated communication with the overlying Arab-D Reservoir. Welltest permeability measurements are approximately 40 times higher than core permeability measurements of the Hanifa. This divergence of Hanifa permeability measurements combined with the indicated Arab-D communication suggests the presence of a natural fracture network. Direct observations of Hanifa cores reveal common, sub-vertical fractures with average apertures <200 microns. With limited core coverage and no oriented cores, a new technique was needed to delineate the areas affected by fractures. A technique combining indirect fracture indicators was devised for Abqaiq field and can be applied to other, similar fields. The actual flow system of the Abqaiq Hanifa is a complex interaction between matrix porosity/permeability and fracture permeability or enhanced permeability. Future development plans allow for low matrix permeability access to much of the Hanifa storage space and high fracture permeability both within the Hanifa and connecting to the Arab-D Reservoir.
Simms, S.C. (Saudi Aramco, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia))
1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
A 425-km[sup 2], three-dimensional (3-D) seismic survey was shot in 1992 over one of the recently discovered oil fields in central Saudi Arabia. The primary objective of this survey was to provide stratigraphic control within a complex fluvial reservoir. The Permian age reservoir is a multistory, multilateral sequence of sandstones interbedded with nonproductive mudstones and siltstones. The seismic data were integrated with well control from over 50 wells to produce a 3-D geologic model of the reservoir. Numerous examples of the seismic and well data are presented in this case history. Stratigraphic cross sections through the wells illustrate that the complex nature of the reservoir and seismic sections through these wells show good correlation between seismic character and stratigraphy. Meandering channels and massive siltstone/mudstone bodies are clearly visible on seismic horizon slices and time slices. Faulting is evident on both seismic section at times slices. Acoustic impedance sections produced from both forward and inverse modeling of the seismic data are compared with geologic models of porosity and lithology based on well control alone. Good correlation between acoustic impedance and porosity/lithology allow the use of the seismic data to guide the model between well locations. A geostatistical approach was used to interpolate between well control using the inverted seismic as [open quotes]soft data.[close quotes] 3-D visualization of the geological model illustrates increasing complexity from well control only to an integrated model.
Newell, K.D.; Hennington, R.D.
1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
Stratigraphic correlation and regional geochemical sampling in the Rub'Al Khali (The Empty Quarter) of Saudi Arabia indicate at least two potential petroleum source rock units occur in the middle Cretaceous Wasia Formation. These two sequences, informally named the Safaniya ''source rock'' and the lower Mishrif, are dominated by oil-prone amorphous (Type II) organic matter, in places in excess of 10 weight percent organic carbon. Both units are fine-grained pelagic lime mudstones which were probably deposited in relatively quiet anoxic waters of large intraplatform embayments or basins. The Safaniya ''source rock'' and the lower Mishrif reflect strong marine transgressions on the Arabian craton in Albian to Cenomanian and Cenomanian to Turonian time, respectively. Regressive-phase sedimentary rocks overlying these two transgressive organic-rock phases are generally poor in organic carbon despite being deposited, in part, in similar forereef open-marine depositional settings. The sealevel high-stands associated with the Safaniya ''source rock'' and the lower Mishrif are partly synchronous with two recently described ''oceanic anoxic events'' respectively occurring in late Barremian to late Albian time and late Cenomanian to early Turonian time. Although there is a credible time correlation of these organic-rock units with oceanic anoxic events, their connection to oceanic anoxic events could be strengthened if they could be traced out to the vicinity of the middle Cretaceous continental margin.
Methods of producing adsorption media including a metal oxide
Mann, Nicholas R; Tranter, Troy J
2014-03-04T23:59:59.000Z
Methods of producing a metal oxide are disclosed. The method comprises dissolving a metal salt in a reaction solvent to form a metal salt/reaction solvent solution. The metal salt is converted to a metal oxide and a caustic solution is added to the metal oxide/reaction solvent solution to adjust the pH of the metal oxide/reaction solvent solution to less than approximately 7.0. The metal oxide is precipitated and recovered. A method of producing adsorption media including the metal oxide is also disclosed, as is a precursor of an active component including particles of a metal oxide.
Meikrantz, David H. (Idaho Falls, ID); Todd, Terry A. (Aberdeen, ID); Riddle, Catherine L. (Idaho Falls, ID); Law, Jack D. (Pocatello, ID); Peterman, Dean R. (Idaho Falls, ID); Mincher, Bruce J. (Idaho Falls, ID); McGrath, Christopher A. (Blackfoot, ID); Baker, John D. (Blackfoot, ID)
2007-11-06T23:59:59.000Z
A mixed extractant solvent including calix[4]arene-bis-(tert-octylbenzo)-crown-6 ("BOBCalixC6"), 4',4',(5')-di-(t-butyldicyclo-hexano)-18-crown-6 ("DtBu18C6"), and at least one modifier dissolved in a diluent. The mixed extractant solvent may be used to remove cesium and strontium from an acidic solution. The DtBu18C6 may be present from approximately 0.01 M to approximately 0.4M, such as from approximately 0.086 M to approximately 0.108 M. The modifier may be 1-(2,2,3,3-tetrafluoropropoxy)-3-(4-sec-butylphenoxy)-2-propanol ("Cs-7SB") and may be present from approximately 0.01M to approximately 0.8M. In one embodiment, the mixed extractant solvent includes approximately 0.15M DtBu18C6, approximately 0.007M BOBCalixC6, and approximately 0.75M Cs-7SB modifier dissolved in an isoparaffinic hydrocarbon diluent. The mixed extractant solvent may form an organic phase in an extraction system that also includes an aqueous phase. Methods of extracting cesium and strontium as well as strontium alone are also disclosed.
Approximations by Orthonormal Mapped Chebyshev Functions for ...
2014-03-12T23:59:59.000Z
a School of Mathematical Science, Xiamen University, 361005 Xiamen, China .... suitable mapping can be used to approximate functions on the whole line R (cf.
Section 2.5: Approximations Using Increments
2014-04-05T23:59:59.000Z
Feb 26, 2014 ... Lesson 19. Definition. Examples. In this lesson we will discuss a method for approximating the value of a function at a specified point.
Optimization Online - Equivalence of an Approximate Linear ...
Alejandro Toriello
2013-02-07T23:59:59.000Z
Feb 7, 2013 ... Equivalence of an Approximate Linear Programming Bound with the Held-Karp Bound for the Traveling Salesman Problem. Alejandro Toriello ...
Near approximations via general ordered topological spaces
M. Abo-Elhamayel
2014-12-27T23:59:59.000Z
Rough set theory is a new mathematical approach to imperfect knowledge. The notion of rough sets is generalized by using an arbitrary binary relation on attribute values in information systems, instead of the trivial equality relation. The topology induced by binary relations is used to generalize the basic rough set concepts. This paper studies near approximation via general ordered topological approximation spaces which may be viewed as a generalization of the study of near approximation from the topological view. The basic concepts of some increasing (decreasing) near approximations, increasing (decreasing) near boundary regions and increasing (decreasing) near accuracy were introduced and sufficiently illustrated. Moreover, proved results, implications and add examples.
Optimization Online - Probabilistic optimization via approximate p ...
W. van vAckooij
2015-05-27T23:59:59.000Z
May 27, 2015 ... Probabilistic optimization via approximate p-efficient points and bundle methods. W. van vAckooij(wim.van-ackooij ***at*** edf.fr )
Lower bounds for approximate factorizations via semidefinite ...
ABSTRACT The problem of approximately factoring a real or complex multivariate polynomial f seeks minimal perturbations ? f to the coefficients of the input ...
Fourth-post-Newtonian-exact approximation to General Relativity
David Brizuela; Gerhard Schaefer
2010-04-12T23:59:59.000Z
An approximation to General Relativity is presented that agrees with the Einstein field equations up to and including the fourth post-Newtonian (PN) order. This approximation is formulated in a fully constrained scheme: all involved equations are explicitly elliptic except the wave equation that describes the two independent degrees of freedom of the gravitational field. The formalism covers naturally the conformal-flat-condition (CFC) approach by Isenberg, Wilson, and Mathews and the improved second PN-order exact approach CFC+. For stationary configurations, like Kerr black holes, agreement with General Relativity is achieved even through 5PN order. In addition, a particularly interesting 2PN-exact waveless approximation is analyzed in detail, which results from imposing more restrictive conditions. The proposed scheme can be considered as a further development on the waveless approach suggested by Schaefer and Gopakumar [Phys. Rev. D {\\bf 69}, 021501 (2004)].
Approximations by gravitational fields due to restricted unit point masses
Shull, Carolyn Sue Flowers
1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
approximations by Chui (1, 3, 4j and D. J. Newman $12$. Some open problems will be discussed including a conjecture by Chui f2]. I ht th ' th ~Pdl f~hA 1 Mth i I ~gociet is used as a pattern for format, CHAPTER I UNIFORM APPROXIMATION ON COMPACT SETS Let C... free analytic functions in D are not approximable. Also the following result was obtained in fgj . THEOREM 1. 4. A closed set R dis oint from a domain D which lies in som h lf- 1 ne H is ol omial a roximation set relative t b~fl fRt~tbf th I t f3d...
Mahdi, A.A.; Grover, G. [Saudi Aramco, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia); Hwang, R. [Chevron Petroleum Technology Co., La Habra, CA (United States)] [and others
1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
Organic geochemistry and its integration with geologic and reservoir engineering data is becoming increasingly utilized to assist geologists and petroleum engineers in solving production related problems. In Abqaiq Field of eastern Saudi Arabia, gas chromatographic analysis (FSCOT) of produced oils from the Arab-D and Hanifa reservoirs was used to evaluate vertical and lateral continuity within and between these reservoirs. Bulk and molecular properties of produced Arab-D oils do not vary significantly over the 70 km length and 10 km width of the reservoir. Hanifa oils, however, do reflect two compositionally distinct populations that are hot in lateral communication, compatible with the occurrence of a large oil pool in the southern part of the field, and a separate, and smaller northern accumulation. The Arab-D and underlying Hanifa oil pools are separated by over 450 feet of impermeable carbonates of the Jubaila Formation, yet the Southern Hanifa pool and the Arab-D have been in pressure communication since onset of Hanifa production in 1954. Recent borehole imaging and core data from horizontal Hanifa wells confirmed the long suspected occurrence of fractures responsible for fluid transmissibility within the porous (up to 35%) but tight (<10md matrix K) Hanifa reservoir, and between the Hanifa and Arab-D. The nearly identical hydrocarbon composition of oils from the Arab-D and southern Hanifa pool provided the final confirmation of fluid communication between the two reservoirs, and extension of a Hanifa fracture-fault network via the Jubaila Formation. This work lead to acquisition of 3-D seismic to image and map the fracture-fault system. The molecular fingerprinting approach demonstrated that produced oils can be used to evaluate vertical and lateral reservoir continuity, and at Abqaiq Field confirmed, in part, the need to produce the Hanifa reservoir via horizontal wells to arrest the reservoir communication that occurs with existing vertical wells.
Prices include compostable serviceware and linen tablecloths
California at Davis, University of
APPETIZERS Prices include compostable serviceware and linen tablecloths for the food tables.ucdavis.edu. BUTTERNUT SQUASH & BLACK BEAN ENCHILADAS #12;BUFFETS Prices include compostable serviceware and linen
Variational principles with Padé approximants for tearing mode analysis
Cole, Andrew J. [Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States)] [Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States); Finn, John M. [Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544 (United States)] [Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544 (United States)
2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z
Tearing modes occur in several distinct physical regimes, and it is often important to compute the inner layer response for these modes with various effects. There is a need for an approximate and efficient method of solving the inner layer equations in all these regimes. In this paper, we introduce a method of solving the inner layer equations based on using a variational principle with Padé approximants. For all the regimes considered, the main layer equations to be solved are inhomogeneous, and Padé approximants give a convenient and efficient method of satisfying the correct asymptotic behavior at the edge of the layer. Results using this variational principle—Padé approximant method in three of these regimes is presented. These regimes are the constant-? resistive-inertial (RI) regime, the constant-? viscoresistive regime, and the non-constant-? inviscid tearing regime. The last regime includes the constant-? RI regime and the inertial regime. The results show that reasonable accuracy can be obtained very efficiently with Padé approximants having a small number of parameters.
Blood Management Using Approximate Linear Programming
Shenoy, Prashant
Blood Management Using Approximate Linear Programming Marek Petrik and Shlomo Zilberstein January 13th, 2009 Marek Petrik and Shlomo Zilberstein () Blood Management Using Approximate Linear ProgrammingJanuary 13th, 2009 1 / 36 #12;Blood Inventory Management Problem Regional blood banks: Aggregate
APPROXIMATION RESULTS FOR REFLECTIONLESS JACOBI MATRICES
Remling, Christian
APPROXIMATION RESULTS FOR REFLECTIONLESS JACOBI MATRICES ALEXEI POLTORATSKI AND CHRISTIAN REMLING Abstract. We study spaces of reflectionless Jacobi matrices. The main theme is the following type of question: Given a reflectionless Jacobi matrix, is it possible to approximate it by other reflection- less
APPROXIMATE SIMULATION RELATIONS FOR HYBRID SYSTEMS 1
Pappas, George J.
. Pappas Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA been introduced as a powerful tool for the approximation of discrete and continuous systems systems approximation. An example of application in the context of safety verification is shown. Keywords
Williams, John M.
/Lab Engineer, The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates · May 2006 June 2012: Core Analysis Engineer, Research Institute, Center for Petroleum and Minerals, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia · February for the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi · In depth knowledge and practical experience of reservoir rock properties
Ayako Yoshisato; Takahiko Matsubara; Masahiro Morikawa
1997-08-11T23:59:59.000Z
Among various analytic approximations for the growth of density fluctuations in the expanding Universe, Zel'dovich approximation and its extensions in Lagrangian scheme are known to be accurate even in mildly non-linear regime. The aim of this paper is to investigate the reason why these Zel'dovich-type approximations work accurately beyond the linear regime from the following two points of view: (1) Dimensionality of the system and (2) the Lagrangian scheme on which the Zel'dovich approximation is grounded. In order to examine the dimensionality, we introduce a model with spheroidal mass distribution. In order to examine the Lagrangian scheme, we introduce the Pad\\'e approximation in Eulerian scheme. We clarify which of these aspects supports the unusual accuracy of the Zel'dovich-type approximations. We also give an implication for more accurate approximation method beyond the Zel'dovich-type approximations.
Wave-mechanics and the adhesion approximation
C. J. Short; P. Coles
2006-11-22T23:59:59.000Z
The dynamical equations describing the evolution of a self-gravitating fluid of cold dark matter (CDM) can be written in the form of a Schrodinger equation coupled to a Poisson equation describing Newtonian gravity. It has recently been shown that, in the quasi-linear regime, the Schrodinger equation can be reduced to the exactly solvable free-particle Schrodinger equation. The free-particle Schrodinger equation forms the basis of a new approximation scheme -the free-particle approximation - that is capable of evolving cosmological density perturbations into the quasi-linear regime. The free-particle approximation is essentially an alternative to the adhesion model in which the artificial viscosity term in Burgers' equation is replaced by a non-linear term known as the quantum pressure. Simple one-dimensional tests of the free-particle method have yielded encouraging results. In this paper we comprehensively test the free-particle approximation in a more cosmologically relevant scenario by appealing to an N-body simulation. We compare our results with those obtained from two established methods: the linearized fluid approach and the Zeldovich approximation. We find that the free-particle approximation comprehensively out-performs both of these approximation schemes in all tests carried out and thus provides another useful analytical tool for studying structure formation on cosmological scales.
Updated: June 21, 2010 Diophantine approximation,
Waldschmidt, Michel
Updated: June 21, 2010 Diophantine approximation, irrationality and transcendence Michel] Chap. 3. See also [1] Chap. III. References [1] S. Lang, Introduction to transcendental numbers transcendants, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1974. Lecture Notes in Mathematics, Vol. 402. http
Approximate inference in Gaussian graphical models
Malioutov, Dmitry M., 1981-
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The focus of this thesis is approximate inference in Gaussian graphical models. A graphical model is a family of probability distributions in which the structure of interactions among the random variables is captured by a ...
Optimization of Multibody Systems using Approximation Concepts
Etman, L.F. Pascal
UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN Optimization of multibody systems using approximation concepts / Lodewijk Franciscus Pascal Etman. - Eindhoven : Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, 1997. - XVIII, 140 p. - With ref concepts / crashworthiness design / vehicle suspension Druk: Universiteitsdrukkerij TU Eindhoven Support
Linear source approximation in CASMO5
Ferrer, R.; Rhodes, J. [Studsvik Scandpower, Inc., 504 Shoup Ave., Idaho Falls, ID 83402 (United States); Smith, K. [Dept. of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States)
2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
A Linear Source (LS) approximation has been implemented in the two-dimensional Method of Characteristics (MOC) transport solver in a prototype version of CASMO5. The LS approximation, which relies on the computation of trajectory-based spatial moments over source regions to obtain the linear source expansion coefficients, improves the solution accuracy relative to the 'flat' or constant source approximation. In addition, the LS formulation is capable of treating arbitrarily-shaped source regions and is compatible with standard Coarse-Mesh Finite Difference (CMFD) acceleration. Numerical tests presented in this paper for the C5G7 MOX benchmark show that, for comparable accuracy with respect to the reference solution, the LS approximation can reduce the run time by a factor of four and the memory requirements by a factor often relative to the FS scheme. (authors)
Signal approximation using the bilinear transform
Venkataraman, Archana, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis explores the approximation properties of a unique basis expansion. The expansion implements a nonlinear frequency warping between a continuous-time signal and its discrete-time representation according to the ...
Polymer state approximations of Schroedinger wave functions
Klaus Fredenhagen; Felix Reszewski
2006-08-25T23:59:59.000Z
It is shown how states of a quantum mechanical particle in the Schroedinger representation can be approximated by states in the so-called polymer representation. The result may shed some light on the semiclassical limit of loop quantum gravity.
A fresh look at the adhesion approximation
Thomas Buchert
1997-11-04T23:59:59.000Z
I report on a systematic derivation of the phenomenological ``adhesion approximation'' from gravitational instability together with a brief evaluation of the related status of analytical modeling of large-scale structure.
Dual-porosity reservoir modeling of the fractured Hanifa reservoir, Abqaiq Field, Saudi Arabia
Luthy, S.T. [Saudi Aramco, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
Fractures play a significant role in the transmissibility of the Hanifa reservoir at Abqaiq Field. The Hanifa is a Type 2 fractured reservoir characterized by a finely-crystalline carbonate matrix which contains most of the reservoir storage porosity, and a stylolitic fracture system which provides essential permeability. Integration of borehole imaging data with available open-hole log, core, and well-test data from horizontal and vertical wells allowed for the distribution of fracture parameters, including fracture density, aperture, porosity, and permeability throughout a geocellular model. Analysis of over 5000 fractures showed that changes in lithology, grain size, and/or bed thickness do not correlate with changes in fracture densities. Review of P- and S-wave log data showed that porosity is negatively correlated with fracture density and mechanical rock strength. From these relationships, it was possible to utilize additional wells where porosity log data was available to calculate fracture densities. These wells were used to generate matrix porosity and permeability as well as fracture density attributes in a 12-sequence, 29-layer geocellular model. Fracture permeabilities compare favorably with well-test derived productivity indices. Three-dimensional visualization of model attributes showed that a monotonous and low (<10 md) distribution of matrix- related permeability contrasts sharply with highly variable and relatively high (ER 50 md) permeabilities of the fracture system. Reliability of the geocellular model to predict fracture densities and associated permeabilities has been confirmed by subsequent drilling of high cost horizontal wells, and is being used in reservoir engineering and development drilling planning efforts.
MHK technologies include current energy conversion
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research leverages decades of experience in engineering and design and analysis (D&A) of wind power technologies, and its vast research complex, including high-performance...
Weighted Radon transforms for which the Chang approximate inversion formula is precise
Roman Novikov
2011-01-17T23:59:59.000Z
We describe all weighted Radon transforms on the plane for which the Chang approximate inversion formula is precise. Some subsequent results, including the Cormack type inversion for these transforms, are also given.
Extending the Eikonal Approximation to Low Energy
Pierre Capel; Tokuro Fukui; Kazuyuki Ogata
2014-11-21T23:59:59.000Z
E-CDCC and DEA, two eikonal-based reaction models are compared to CDCC at low energy (e.g. 20AMeV) to study their behaviour in the regime at which the eikonal approximation is supposed to fail. We confirm that these models lack the Coulomb deflection of the projectile by the target. We show that a hybrid model, built on the CDCC framework at low angular momenta and the eikonal approximation at larger angular momenta gives a perfect agreement with CDCC. An empirical shift in impact parameter can also be used reliably to simulate this missing Coulomb deflection.
Approximate initial data for binary black holes
Kenneth A. Dennison; Thomas W. Baumgarte; Harald P. Pfeiffer
2006-08-26T23:59:59.000Z
We construct approximate analytical solutions to the constraint equations of general relativity for binary black holes of arbitrary mass ratio in quasicircular orbit. We adopt the puncture method to solve the constraint equations in the transverse-traceless decomposition and consider perturbations of Schwarzschild black holes caused by boosts and the presence of a binary companion. A superposition of these two perturbations then yields approximate, but fully analytic binary black hole initial data that are accurate to first order in the inverse of the binary separation and the square of the black holes' momenta.
Sessions include: Beginning Farmer and Rancher
Watson, Craig A.
Sessions include: Beginning Farmer and Rancher New Markets and Regulations Food Safety Good Bug, Bad Bug ID Horticulture Hydroponics Livestock and Pastured Poultry Mushrooms Organic Live animal exhibits Saturday evening social, and Local foods Florida Small Farms and Alternative
Gas storage materials, including hydrogen storage materials
Mohtadi, Rana F; Wicks, George G; Heung, Leung K; Nakamura, Kenji
2014-11-25T23:59:59.000Z
A material for the storage and release of gases comprises a plurality of hollow elements, each hollow element comprising a porous wall enclosing an interior cavity, the interior cavity including structures of a solid-state storage material. In particular examples, the storage material is a hydrogen storage material, such as a solid state hydride. An improved method for forming such materials includes the solution diffusion of a storage material solution through a porous wall of a hollow element into an interior cavity.
Gas storage materials, including hydrogen storage materials
Mohtadi, Rana F; Wicks, George G; Heung, Leung K; Nakamura, Kenji
2013-02-19T23:59:59.000Z
A material for the storage and release of gases comprises a plurality of hollow elements, each hollow element comprising a porous wall enclosing an interior cavity, the interior cavity including structures of a solid-state storage material. In particular examples, the storage material is a hydrogen storage material such as a solid state hydride. An improved method for forming such materials includes the solution diffusion of a storage material solution through a porous wall of a hollow element into an interior cavity.
Updated: May 28, 2010 Diophantine approximation,
Waldschmidt, Michel
Updated: May 28, 2010 Diophantine approximation, irrationality and transcendence Michel Waldschmidt [3] is: Theorem 121 (Lambert, 1761). For any r Q \\ {0}, the numbers tan r and er are irrational. In particular the number is irrational. The main tool is continued fractions, and the first goal of Lambert
Updated: June 16, 2010 Diophantine approximation,
Waldschmidt, Michel
Updated: June 16, 2010 Diophantine approximation, irrationality and transcendence Michel. It is known (see for instance [31] p. 25) that if k is a positive integer, if an irrational real number has, 31, 13, 1]. Definition Given a real irrational number , a function = N R>0 is an irrationality
Updated: May 16, 2010 Diophantine approximation,
Waldschmidt, Michel
Updated: May 16, 2010 Diophantine approximation, irrationality and transcendence Michel Waldschmidt of 2 We first give a geometrical proof of the irrationality of the number 2 = 1, 414 213 562 373 095 rectangle. This proves the irrationality of 2. In algebraic terms, the number x = 1 + 2 satisfies x = 2
Updated: June 1, 2010 Diophantine approximation,
Waldschmidt, Michel
Updated: June 1, 2010 Diophantine approximation, irrationality and transcendence Michel Waldschmidt on the irrationality of er when r is a non-zero rational number. Next we show how a slight modification implies.1.1 Irrationality of er for r Q If r = a/b is a rational number such that er is also rational, then e|a| is also
Updated: June 23, 2010 Diophantine approximation,
Waldschmidt, Michel
Updated: June 23, 2010 Diophantine approximation, irrationality and transcendence Michel://www.math.jussieu.fr/ miw/articles/ps/eccm.ps [5] -- , Elliptic functions and transcendence, in Surveys in number theory of and . Schneider's Theorem on the transcendence of j() (corollary 174). 11 Algebraic independence 11.1 Chudnovskii
Approximating Human Reaching Volumes Using Inverse Kinematics
Rodríguez, Inmaculada
of reach: standing reach, which is useful in computer animation where virtual humans have to interact. Introduction Virtual Humans are a valuable medium for gaining knowledge and understanding about the human bodyApproximating Human Reaching Volumes Using Inverse Kinematics I. Rodrígueza , M. Peinadoa , R
Approximations to the Distributed Activation Energy Model
Approximations to the Distributed Activation Energy Model for Pyrolysis C.P. Please, 1 M.J. Mc, then resubmitted after minor revisions in September 2002. Abstract The Distributed Activation Energy Model (DAEM effective method for estimating kinetic parameters and the distribution of activation energies. Comparison
The Observer Algorithm for Visibility Approximation
Doherty, Patrick
, with dif- ferent view ranges and grid cell sizes. By changing the size of the grid cells that the algorithm or more sentries while moving to a goal position. Algorithms for finding a covert paths in the presence of stationary and moving sentries has been devised by [5] [6]. An approximate visibility algorithm was devised
Notion of p-value Parametric Approximations
Nuel, Gregory
Notion of p-value Parametric Approximations Power Significance of an Observation in Post-Genomics G, March 7 - 10, 2011 G. NUEL Significance of an Observation in Post-Genomics #12;Notion of p Power of a test ROC and AUC Example with GWAS G. NUEL Significance of an Observation in Post-Genomics
Symbolic Test Selection Based on Approximate Analysis
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
Symbolic Test Selection Based on Approximate Analysis Bertrand Jeannet, Thierry J´eron, Vlad Rusu}@irisa.fr Abstract. This paper addresses the problem of generating symbolic test cases for testing the conformance. The challenge we consider is the selection of test cases according to a test purpose, which is here a set
Approximating Power Indices --Theoretical and Empirical Analysis
Rosenschein, Jeff
, by providing lower bounds for both deter- ministic and randomized algorithms for calculating power indices. WeApproximating Power Indices -- Theoretical and Empirical Analysis Yoram Bachrach School and Computer Science, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel Amin Saberi Department of Management Science
Exact and Approximate REML for Heteroscedastic Regression
Smyth, Gordon K.
Exact and Approximate REML for Heteroscedastic Regression Gordon K. Smyth Department of Mathematics, the above het- eroscedastic regression model is the most general model of the type considered by LN98 and SV to estimate the het- eroscedastic regression model by way of two coupled generalized linear models
Electric Power Monthly, August 1990. [Glossary included
Not Available
1990-11-29T23:59:59.000Z
The Electric Power Monthly (EPM) presents monthly summaries of electric utility statistics at the national, Census division, and State level. The purpose of this publication is to provide energy decisionmakers with accurate and timely information that may be used in forming various perspectives on electric issues that lie ahead. Data includes generation by energy source (coal, oil, gas, hydroelectric, and nuclear); generation by region; consumption of fossil fuels for power generation; sales of electric power, cost data; and unusual occurrences. A glossary is included.
Communication in automation, including networking and wireless
Antsaklis, Panos
Communication in automation, including networking and wireless Nicholas Kottenstette and Panos J and networking in automation is given. Digital communication fundamentals are reviewed and networked control are presented. 1 Introduction 1.1 Why communication is necessary in automated systems Automated systems use
Electrochemical cell including ribbed electrode substrates
Breault, R.D.; Goller, G.J.; Roethlein, R.J.; Sprecher, G.C.
1981-07-21T23:59:59.000Z
An electrochemical cell including an electrolyte retaining matrix layer located between and in contact with cooperating anode and cathode electrodes is disclosed herein. Each of the electrodes is comprised of a ribbed (or grooved) substrate including a gas porous body as its main component and a catalyst layer located between the substrate and one side of the electrolyte retaining matrix layer. Each substrate body includes a ribbed section for receiving reactant gas and lengthwise side portions on opposite sides of the ribbed section. Each of the side portions includes a channel extending along its entire length from one surface thereof (e.g., its outer surface) to but stopping short of an opposite surface (e.g., its inner surface) so as to provide a web directly between the channel and the opposite surface. Each of the channels is filled with a gas impervious substance and each of the webs is impregnated with a gas impervious substance so as to provide a gas impervious seal along the entire length of each side portion of each substrate and between the opposite faces thereof (e.g., across the entire thickness thereof).
Energy Consumption of Personal Computing Including Portable
Namboodiri, Vinod
Energy Consumption of Personal Computing Including Portable Communication Devices Pavel Somavat1 consumption, questions are being asked about the energy contribution of computing equipment. Al- though studies have documented the share of energy consumption by this type of equipment over the years, research
A numerical approximation to distribution function
Tuttle, Keith Allan
1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
then is to approximate F(Y) numerically. We sub- divide the unit cube Q into N cubes eqch of length h I/N on a n n side. Within each individual subcube Q , we will define an affine approximation to f, W = g(x , . . . , x ), which requires the gradient of 1' ' 'n our... & h/2, k k i + 1/2 2 n k k = 1, 2, . . . , n]. Let f(x) f C [Q ] the space of twice continuously n differentiable functions on Q , and define the auxiliary function g(x) as the tangent to f at x. i + 1 2 for x f Q. . That is, if x I Q i (x) f (x1 2...
VISCOSITY AND RELAXATION APPROXIMATIONS FOR HYPERBOLIC SYSTEMS OF CONSERVATION LAWS
Tzavaras, Athanasios E.
VISCOSITY AND RELAXATION APPROXIMATIONS FOR HYPERBOLIC SYSTEMS deal with the approximation of conservation * *laws via viscosity or relaxation. The following topics are covered: The general structure of viscosity and relaxation approximations is discu
Nonlinear adaptive control using radial basis function approximants
Petersen, Jerry Lee
1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The purpose of this research is to present an adaptive control strategy using the radial basis function approximation method. Surface approximation methods using radial basis function approximants will first be discussed. The Hamiltonian dynamical...
Orthogonal Polynomial Approximation in Higher Dimensions: Applications in Astrodynamics
Bani Younes, Ahmad H.
2013-08-05T23:59:59.000Z
harmonic series by a family of locally precise orthogonal polynomial approximations for efficient computation. A method is introduced which adapts the approximation degree radially, compatible with the truth that the highest degree approximations (to...
Approximating spheroid inductive responses using spheres
Smith, J. Torquil; Morrison, H. Frank
2003-12-12T23:59:59.000Z
The response of high permeability ({mu}{sub r} {ge} 50) conductive spheroids of moderate aspect ratios (0.25 to 4) to excitation by uniform magnetic fields in the axial or transverse directions is approximated by the response of spheres of appropriate diameters, of the same conductivity and permeability, with magnitude rescaled based on the differing volumes, D.C. magnetizations, and high frequency limit responses of the spheres and modeled spheroids.
Semiclassical approximation in Batalin-Vilkovisky formalism
Albert Schwarz
1992-10-23T23:59:59.000Z
The geometry of supermanifolds provided with $Q$-structure (i.e. with odd vector field $Q$ satisfying $\\{ Q,Q\\} =0$), $P$-structure (odd symplectic structure ) and $S$-structure (volume element) or with various combinations of these structures is studied. The results are applied to the analysis of Batalin-Vilkovisky approach to the quantization of gauge theories. In particular the semiclassical approximation in this approach is expressed in terms of Reidemeister torsion.
Compressed Indexes for Approximate String Matching
Sung, Wing-Kin Ken"
Compressed Indexes for Approximate String Matching Ho-Leung Chan1 Tak-Wah Lam1, Wing-Kin Sung2 Siu the index space to O(n log n). Huynh et al. [10] and Lam et al. [11] further compressed the index to O,wongss}@comp.nus.edu.sg Abstract. We revisit the problem of indexing a string S[1..n] to support searching all substrings
Approximate convex decomposition and its applications
Lien, Jyh-Ming
2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
Approved by: Chair of Committee, Nancy M. Amato Committee Members, Ergun Akleman Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna Donald H. House John C. Keyser Head of Department, Valerie E. Taylor December 2006 Major Subject: Computer Science iii ABSTRACT Approximate Convex...-Yen Li, for teaching me about research. I would like to thank my committee members, John Keyser, Donald House, Ergun Akleman, and Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna, who supported me through this challenging journey. I would like to thank everyone in the Algorithms...
WKB Approximation to the Power Wall
F. D. Mera; S. A. Fulling; J. D. Bouas; K. Thapa
2013-03-28T23:59:59.000Z
We present a semiclassical analysis of the quantum propagator of a particle confined on one side by a steeply, monotonically rising potential. The models studied in detail have potentials proportional to $x^{\\alpha}$ for $x>0$; the limit $\\alpha\\to\\infty$ would reproduce a perfectly reflecting boundary, but at present we concentrate on the cases $\\alpha =1$ and 2, for which exact solutions in terms of well known functions are available for comparison. We classify the classical paths in this system by their qualitative nature and calculate the contributions of the various classes to the leading-order semiclassical approximation: For each classical path we find the action $S$, the amplitude function $A$ and the Laplacian of $A$. (The Laplacian is of interest because it gives an estimate of the error in the approximation and is needed for computing higher-order approximations.) The resulting semiclassical propagator can be used to rewrite the exact problem as a Volterra integral equation, whose formal solution by iteration (Neumann series) is a semiclassical, not perturbative, expansion. We thereby test, in the context of a concrete problem, the validity of the two technical hypotheses in a previous proof of the convergence of such a Neumann series in the more abstract setting of an arbitrary smooth potential. Not surprisingly, we find that the hypotheses are violated when caustics develop in the classical dynamics; this opens up the interesting future project of extending the methods to momentum space.
Subterranean barriers including at least one weld
Nickelson, Reva A.; Sloan, Paul A.; Richardson, John G.; Walsh, Stephanie; Kostelnik, Kevin M.
2007-01-09T23:59:59.000Z
A subterranean barrier and method for forming same are disclosed, the barrier including a plurality of casing strings wherein at least one casing string of the plurality of casing strings may be affixed to at least another adjacent casing string of the plurality of casing strings through at least one weld, at least one adhesive joint, or both. A method and system for nondestructively inspecting a subterranean barrier is disclosed. For instance, a radiographic signal may be emitted from within a casing string toward an adjacent casing string and the radiographic signal may be detected from within the adjacent casing string. A method of repairing a barrier including removing at least a portion of a casing string and welding a repair element within the casing string is disclosed. A method of selectively heating at least one casing string forming at least a portion of a subterranean barrier is disclosed.
Rotor assembly including superconducting magnetic coil
Snitchler, Gregory L. (Shrewsbury, MA); Gamble, Bruce B. (Wellesley, MA); Voccio, John P. (Somerville, MA)
2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Superconducting coils and methods of manufacture include a superconductor tape wound concentrically about and disposed along an axis of the coil to define an opening having a dimension which gradually decreases, in the direction along the axis, from a first end to a second end of the coil. Each turn of the superconductor tape has a broad surface maintained substantially parallel to the axis of the coil.
Power generation method including membrane separation
Lokhandwala, Kaaeid A. (Union City, CA)
2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A method for generating electric power, such as at, or close to, natural gas fields. The method includes conditioning natural gas containing C.sub.3+ hydrocarbons and/or acid gas by means of a membrane separation step. This step creates a leaner, sweeter, drier gas, which is then used as combustion fuel to run a turbine, which is in turn used for power generation.
Electric power monthly, September 1990. [Glossary included
Not Available
1990-12-17T23:59:59.000Z
The purpose of this report is to provide energy decision makers with accurate and timely information that may be used in forming various perspectives on electric issues. The power plants considered include coal, petroleum, natural gas, hydroelectric, and nuclear power plants. Data are presented for power generation, fuel consumption, fuel receipts and cost, sales of electricity, and unusual occurrences at power plants. Data are compared at the national, Census division, and state levels. 4 figs., 52 tabs. (CK)
BLOCK DIAGONALLY DOMINANT POSITIVE DEFINITE APPROXIMATE FILTERS AND SMOOTHERS
BLOCK DIAGONALLY DOMINANT POSITIVE DEFINITE APPROXIMATE FILTERS AND SMOOTHERS Running title: BLOCKÆciently small as to preclude the loss of positive de#12;niteness in the approximate equations. Therefore
BLOCK DIAGONALLY DOMINANT POSITIVE DEFINITE APPROXIMATE FILTERS AND SMOOTHERS
BLOCK DIAGONALLY DOMINANT POSITIVE DEFINITE APPROXIMATE FILTERS AND SMOOTHERS Running title: BLOCK the loss of positive definiteness in the approximate equations. Therefore previous analyses have
Multiverse rate equation including bubble collisions
Michael P. Salem
2013-02-19T23:59:59.000Z
The volume fractions of vacua in an eternally inflating multiverse are described by a coarse-grain rate equation, which accounts for volume expansion and vacuum transitions via bubble formation. We generalize the rate equation to account for bubble collisions, including the possibility of classical transitions. Classical transitions can modify the details of the hierarchical structure among the volume fractions, with potential implications for the staggering and Boltzmann-brain issues. Whether or not our vacuum is likely to have been established by a classical transition depends on the detailed relationships among transition rates in the landscape.
Sensitivity approximation for robust stability and tracking
McLean, Chris Steven
1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
) Norman W. Na gle (Member) Don R. Halverson (Member) William B. Jones (Head of Department) May 1984 1n Abstract Sensitivity Approximation for Robust Stability and Tracking. (May 1984) Chris Steven McLean, B. S, , Louisiana Tech University... indispensable to the completion of this thesis. I would like to thank Dr. S. P. Bhattacharyya for introducing me to the wonders of automatic control. I also would like to thank Dr. D. R. Halverson and Dr. N. W. Naugle for serving on my committee, Dr. John...
Thermovoltaic semiconductor device including a plasma filter
Baldasaro, Paul F. (Clifton Park, NY)
1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A thermovoltaic energy conversion device and related method for converting thermal energy into an electrical potential. An interference filter is provided on a semiconductor thermovoltaic cell to pre-filter black body radiation. The semiconductor thermovoltaic cell includes a P/N junction supported on a substrate which converts incident thermal energy below the semiconductor junction band gap into electrical potential. The semiconductor substrate is doped to provide a plasma filter which reflects back energy having a wavelength which is above the band gap and which is ineffectively filtered by the interference filter, through the P/N junction to the source of radiation thereby avoiding parasitic absorption of the unusable portion of the thermal radiation energy.
Optical panel system including stackable waveguides
DeSanto, Leonard (Dunkirk, MD); Veligdan, James T. (Manorville, NY)
2007-11-20T23:59:59.000Z
An optical panel system including stackable waveguides is provided. The optical panel system displays a projected light image and comprises a plurality of planar optical waveguides in a stacked state. The optical panel system further comprises a support system that aligns and supports the waveguides in the stacked state. In one embodiment, the support system comprises at least one rod, wherein each waveguide contains at least one hole, and wherein each rod is positioned through a corresponding hole in each waveguide. In another embodiment, the support system comprises at least two opposing edge structures having the waveguides positioned therebetween, wherein each opposing edge structure contains a mating surface, wherein opposite edges of each waveguide contain mating surfaces which are complementary to the mating surfaces of the opposing edge structures, and wherein each mating surface of the opposing edge structures engages a corresponding complementary mating surface of the opposite edges of each waveguide.
The Casimir Energy for a Hyperboloid Facing a Plate in the Optical Approximation
O. Schroeder; A. Scardicchio; R. L. Jaffe
2005-07-21T23:59:59.000Z
We study the Casimir energy of a massless scalar field that obeys Dirichlet boundary conditions on a hyperboloid facing a plate. We use the optical approximation including the first six reflections and compare the results with the predictions of the proximity force approximation and the semi-classical method. We also consider finite size effects by contrasting the infinite with a finite plate. We find sizable and qualitative differences between the new optical method and the more traditional approaches.
Recycling Authorizations: Toward Secondary and Approximate Authorizations Model
of matching best suitable approximate authorizations. 1 Introduction Although, every authorization decision
Bethe free energy, Kikuchi approximations and belief propagation
Bethe free energy, Kikuchi approximations and belief propagation algorithms Jonathan S. Yedidia to a stationary point of an approximate free energy, known as the Bethe free energy in statis- tical physics- curate free energy approximations, of which Bethe's approximation is the simplest. Exploiting
The Background Field Approximation in (quantum) cosmology
R. Parentani
1998-03-12T23:59:59.000Z
We analyze the Hamilton-Jacobi action of gravity and matter in the limit where gravity is treated at the background field approximation. The motivation is to clarify when and how the solutions of the Wheeler-DeWitt equation lead to the Schr\\"odinger equation in a given background. To this end, we determine when and how the total action, solution of the constraint equations of General Relativity, leads to the HJ action for matter in a given background. This is achieved by comparing two neighboring solutions differing slightly in their matter energy content. To first order in the change of the 3-geometries, the change of the gravitational action equals the integral of the matter energy evaluated in the background geometry. Higher order terms are governed by the ``susceptibility'' of the geometry. These classical properties also apply to quantum cosmology since the conditions which legitimize the use of WKB gravitational waves are concomitant with those governing the validity of the background field approximation.
The validity of the Background Field Approximation
R. Parentani
1997-10-10T23:59:59.000Z
In the absence of a tractable theory of quantum gravity, quantum matter field effects have been so far computed by treating gravity at the Background Field Approximation. The principle aim of this paper is to investigate the validity of this approximation which is not specific to gravity. To this end, for reasons of simplicity and clarity, we shall compare the descriptions of thermal processes induced by constant acceleration (i.e. the Unruh effect) in four dynamical frameworks. In this problem, the position of the ``heavy'' accelerated system plays the role of gravity. In the first framework, the trajectory is treated at the BFA: it is given from the outset and unaffected by radiative processes. In the second one, recoil effects induced by these emission processes are taken into account by describing the system's position by WKB wave functions. In the third one, the accelerated system is described by second quantized fields and in the fourth one, gravity is turned on. It is most interesting to see when and why transitions amplitudes evaluated in different frameworks but describing the same process do agree. It is indeed this comparison that determines the validity of the BFA. It is also interesting to notice that the abandonment of the BFA delivers new physical insights concerning the processes. For instance, in the fourth framework, the ``recoils'' of gravity show that the acceleration horizon area acts as an entropy in delivering heat to accelerated systems.
The local potential approximation in quantum gravity
Dario Benedetti; Francesco Caravelli
2012-10-09T23:59:59.000Z
Within the context of the functional renormalization group flow of gravity, we suggest that a generic f(R) ansatz (i.e. not truncated to any specific form, polynomial or not) for the effective action plays a role analogous to the local potential approximation (LPA) in scalar field theory. In the same spirit of the LPA, we derive and study an ordinary differential equation for f(R) to be satisfied by a fixed point of the renormalization group flow. As a first step in trying to assess the existence of global solutions (i.e. true fixed point) for such equation, we investigate here the properties of its solutions by a comparison of various series expansions and numerical integrations. In particular, we study the analyticity conditions required because of the presence of fixed singularities in the equation, and we develop an expansion of the solutions for large R up to order N=29. Studying the convergence of the fixed points of the truncated solutions with respect to N, we find a characteristic pattern for the location of the fixed points in the complex plane, with one point stemming out for its stability. Finally, we establish that if a non-Gaussian fixed point exists within the full f(R) approximation, it corresponds to an R^2 theory.
Engine lubrication circuit including two pumps
Lane, William H.
2006-10-03T23:59:59.000Z
A lubrication pump coupled to the engine is sized such that the it can supply the engine with a predetermined flow volume as soon as the engine reaches a peak torque engine speed. In engines that operate predominately at speeds above the peak torque engine speed, the lubrication pump is often producing lubrication fluid in excess of the predetermined flow volume that is bypassed back to a lubrication fluid source. This arguably results in wasted power. In order to more efficiently lubricate an engine, a lubrication circuit includes a lubrication pump and a variable delivery pump. The lubrication pump is operably coupled to the engine, and the variable delivery pump is in communication with a pump output controller that is operable to vary a lubrication fluid output from the variable delivery pump as a function of at least one of engine speed and lubrication flow volume or system pressure. Thus, the lubrication pump can be sized to produce the predetermined flow volume at a speed range at which the engine predominately operates while the variable delivery pump can supplement lubrication fluid delivery from the lubrication pump at engine speeds below the predominant engine speed range.
Dynamics of false vacuum bubbles: beyond the thin shell approximation
Jakob Hansen; Dong-il Hwang; Dong-han Yeom
2009-11-08T23:59:59.000Z
We numerically study the dynamics of false vacuum bubbles which are inside an almost flat background; we assumed spherical symmetry and the size of the bubble is smaller than the size of the background horizon. According to the thin shell approximation and the null energy condition, if the bubble is outside of a Schwarzschild black hole, unless we assume Farhi-Guth-Guven tunneling, expanding and inflating solutions are impossible. In this paper, we extend our method to beyond the thin shell approximation: we include the dynamics of fields and assume that the transition layer between a true vacuum and a false vacuum has non-zero thickness. If a shell has sufficiently low energy, as expected from the thin shell approximation, it collapses (Type 1). However, if the shell has sufficiently large energy, it tends to expand. Here, via the field dynamics, field values of inside of the shell slowly roll down to the true vacuum and hence the shell does not inflate (Type 2). If we add sufficient exotic matters to regularize the curvature near the shell, inflation may be possible without assuming Farhi-Guth-Guven tunneling. In this case, a wormhole is dynamically generated around the shell (Type 3). By tuning our simulation parameters, we could find transitions between Type 1 and Type 2, as well as between Type 2 and Type 3. Between Type 2 and Type 3, we could find another class of solutions (Type 4). Finally, we discuss the generation of a bubble universe and the violation of unitarity. We conclude that the existence of a certain combination of exotic matter fields violates unitarity.
Approximate Stokes Drift Profiles in Deep Water
Breivik, Øyvind; Bidlot, Jean-Raymond
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A deep-water approximation to the Stokes drift velocity profile is explored as an alternative to the monochromatic profile. The alternative profile investigated relies on the same two quantities required for the monochromatic profile, viz the Stokes transport and the surface Stokes drift velocity. Comparisons with parametric spectra and profiles under wave spectra from the ERA-Interim reanalysis and buoy observations reveal much better agreement than the monochromatic profile even for complex sea states. That the profile gives a closer match and a more correct shear has implications for ocean circulation models since the Coriolis-Stokes force depends on the magnitude and direction of the Stokes drift profile and Langmuir turbulence parameterizations depend sensitively on the shear of the profile. The alternative profile comes at no added numerical cost compared to the monochromatic profile.
Approximate l -fold Cross-Validation
Wang, Xiaorui "Ray"
including the world's fastest Currently use 128,000+ cores to run over 530,000 EnergyPlus simulations;9 Presentation name Big Data Opportunities · EnergyPlus - Whole building energy sim 600k lines Fortran · Input
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) which describes a one-degree-of-freedom shock-absober system with dry friction, y is the relative the restoring force (including the dry friction term). ~ is the random input of the system (i.e. the road
Pion - Nucleon Bremsstrahlung beyond the Soft-Photon approximation
A. Mariano
2000-04-06T23:59:59.000Z
A dynamical model based on effective Lagrangians is proposed to describe the bremsstrahlung reaction $ \\pi N \\to \\pi N \\gamma$ at low energies. The $\\Delta(1232)$ degrees of freedom are incorporated in a way consistent with both, electromagnetic gauge invariance and invariance under contact transformations. The model also includes the initial and final state rescattering of hadrons via a T-matrix with off the momentum-shell effects. The double differential distribution of photons is computed for three different T-matrix models and the results are compared with the soft photon approximation, and with experimental data. The aim of this analysis is to test the off-shell behaviour of the different T-matrices under consideration. Finally an alternative simpler dynamical model that incorporates the unstable character of the isobar-$\\Delta(1232)$ through a complex mass, is presented. As we will see it is suitable for the study of the magnetic moment of the resonance.
Hydrodynamic Simulation of Supernova Remnants Including Efficient Particle Acceleration
Donald C. Ellison; Anne Decourchelle; Jean Ballet
2003-08-19T23:59:59.000Z
A number of supernova remnants (SNRs) show nonthermal X-rays assumed to be synchrotron emission from shock accelerated TeV electrons. The existence of these TeV electrons strongly suggests that the shocks in SNRs are sources of galactic cosmic rays (CRs). In addition, there is convincing evidence from broad-band studies of individual SNRs and elsewhere that the particle acceleration process in SNRs can be efficient and nonlinear. If SNR shocks are efficient particle accelerators, the production of CRs impacts the thermal properties of the shock heated, X-ray emitting gas and the SNR evolution. We report on a technique that couples nonlinear diffusive shock acceleration, including the backreaction of the accelerated particles on the structure of the forward and reverse shocks, with a hydrodynamic simulation of SNR evolution. Compared to models which ignore CRs, the most important hydrodynamical effects of placing a significant fraction of shock energy into CRs are larger shock compression ratios and lower temperatures in the shocked gas. We compare our results, which use an approximate description of the acceleration process, with a more complete model where the full CR transport equations are solved (i.e., Berezhko et al., 2002), and find excellent agreement for the CR spectrum summed over the SNR lifetime and the evolving shock compression ratio. The importance of the coupling between particle acceleration and SNR dynamics for the interpretation of broad-band continuum and thermal X-ray observations is discussed.
Global dynamics and inflationary center manifold and slow-roll approximants
Artur Alho; Claes Uggla
2015-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
We consider the familiar problem of a minimally coupled scalar field with quadratic potential in flat Friedmann-Lema\\^itre-Robertson-Walker cosmology to illustrate a number of techniques and tools, which can be applied to a wide range of scalar field potentials and problems in e.g. modified gravity. We present a global and regular dynamical systems description that yields a global understanding of the solution space, including asymptotic features. We introduce dynamical systems techniques such as center manifold expansions and use Pad\\'e approximants to obtain improved approximations for the `attractor solution' at early times. We also show that future asymptotic behavior is associated with a limit cycle, which shows that manifest self-similarity is asymptotically broken toward the future, and give approximate expressions for this behavior. We then combine these results to obtain global approximations for the attractor solution, which, e.g., might be used in the context of global measures. In addition we elucidate the connection between slow-roll based approximations and the attractor solution, and compare these approximations with the center manifold based approximants.
Ayres, Virginia
scholarship from the national oil company of Saudi Arabia (Saudi Aramco). His research interests include
Report on some recent advances in Diophantine approximation
Waldschmidt, Michel
by linear forms Â· irrationality measures Â· transcendence criterion Â· criteria for algebraic inde- pendence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 Rational approximation to a real number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1, algebraic and simultaneous approximation to a single number
VISCOSITY AND RELAXATION APPROXIMATIONS FOR HYPERBOLIC SYSTEMS OF CONSERVATION LAWS
Tzavaras, Athanasios E.
VISCOSITY AND RELAXATION APPROXIMATIONS FOR HYPERBOLIC SYSTEMS OF CONSERVATION LAWS Athanasios E. Tzavaras Abstract. These lecture notes deal with the approximation of conservation laws via viscosity or relaxation. The following topics are covered: The general structure of viscosity and relaxation
On the complexity of approximating a nash equilibrium
Daskalakis, Constantinos
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We show that computing a relative---that is, multiplicative as opposed to additive---approximate Nash equilibrium in two-player games is PPAD-complete, even for constant values of the approximation. Our result is the first ...
Samplingbased Approximation Algorithms for Multistage Stochastic Optimization #
Swamy, Chaitanya
this constraint). The source of uncertainty is, of course, the variability in rainfall, and there is a simulation grant 327620Â09 and an Ontario Early Researcher Award. Work done while the author was a postdoctoral, including forest planning models electricity investment planning, bond investment planning, and currency
Indexing For Function Approximation Biswanath Panda1
computer simula- tion is an important method of scientific research. Appli- cation areas include studies Gehrke1 , L. Paul Chew1 1 Dept. of Computer Science 2 Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Cornell and understanding real- world physical phenomena. In order to be realistic, the mathematical models which drive
Viscosity and Relaxation Approximation for Hyperbolic Systems of Conservation Laws
Tzavaras, Athanasios E.
Viscosity and Relaxation Approximation for Hyperbolic Systems of Conservation Laws Athanasios E with the approximation of conservation laws via viscosity or relaxation. The following topics are covered: The general structure of viscosity and relaxation approximations is discussed, as suggested by the second law
Numerical Approximation of Vortex Density Evolution in a Superconductor.
Styles, Vanessa
Numerical Approximation of Vortex Density Evolution in a Superconductor. C.M. Elliott & V. Styles Abstract A #12;nite volume/element approximation of a mean #12;eld model of superconducting vortices in one approximations of a two-dimensional version of the mean #12;eld model of superconducting vortices considered
Technical Note Variational free energy and the Laplace approximation
Daunizeau, Jean
Technical Note Variational free energy and the Laplace approximation Karl Friston,a, Jérémie October 2006 This note derives the variational free energy under the Laplace approximation, with a focus. This is relevant when using the free energy as an approximation to the log-evidence in Bayesian model averaging
Modulated power-law behaviour in Stirling's approximation
Hatton, Les
Modulated power-law behaviour in Stirling's approximation Les Hatton CISM, University of Kingston. This argument used Stirling's approximation which limits its relevance to larger component sizes. Although power to broaden Stirling's approximation to see if it corresponds with the departures from power-law observed
BUILDING SURROGATE MODELS BASED ON DETAILED AND APPROXIMATE SIMULATIONS
Seepersad, Carolyn Conner
- Page 1 - BUILDING SURROGATE MODELS BASED ON DETAILED AND APPROXIMATE SIMULATIONS Zhiguang Qian is taken to integrate data from approximate and detailed simulations to build a surrogate model approximate simulations form the bulk of the data, and they are used to build a model based on a Gaussian
Smoluchowski-Kramers approximation in the case of variable friction
Mark Freidlin; Wenqing Hu
2012-03-03T23:59:59.000Z
We consider the small mass asymptotics (Smoluchowski-Kramers approximation) for the Langevin equation with a variable friction coefficient. The limit of the solution in the classical sense does not exist in this case. We study a modification of the Smoluchowski-Kramers approximation. Some applications of the Smoluchowski-Kramers approximation to problems with fast oscillating or discontinuous coefficients are considered.
Bond selective chemistry beyond the adiabatic approximation
Butler, L.J. [Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
One of the most important challenges in chemistry is to develop predictive ability for the branching between energetically allowed chemical reaction pathways. Such predictive capability, coupled with a fundamental understanding of the important molecular interactions, is essential to the development and utilization of new fuels and the design of efficient combustion processes. Existing transition state and exact quantum theories successfully predict the branching between available product channels for systems in which each reaction coordinate can be adequately described by different paths along a single adiabatic potential energy surface. In particular, unimolecular dissociation following thermal, infrared multiphoton, or overtone excitation in the ground state yields a branching between energetically allowed product channels which can be successfully predicted by the application of statistical theories, i.e. the weakest bond breaks. (The predictions are particularly good for competing reactions in which when there is no saddle point along the reaction coordinates, as in simple bond fission reactions.) The predicted lack of bond selectivity results from the assumption of rapid internal vibrational energy redistribution and the implicit use of a single adiabatic Born-Oppenheimer potential energy surface for the reaction. However, the adiabatic approximation is not valid for the reaction of a wide variety of energetic materials and organic fuels; coupling between the electronic states of the reacting species play a a key role in determining the selectivity of the chemical reactions induced. The work described below investigated the central role played by coupling between electronic states in polyatomic molecules in determining the selective branching between energetically allowed fragmentation pathways in two key systems.
Modal approximations to damped linear systems
K. Veseli/'c
2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
We consider a finite dimensional damped second order system and obtain spectral inclusion theorems for the related quadratic eigenvalue problem. The inclusion sets are the 'quasi Cassini ovals' which may greatly outperform standard Gershgorin circles. As the unperturbed system we take a modally damped part of the system; this includes the known proportionally damped models, but may give much sharper estimates. These inclusions are then applied to derive some easily calculable sufficient conditions for the overdampedness of a given damped system.
Weighted Radon transforms for which the Chang approximate inversion formula is precise
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
Weighted Radon transforms for which the Chang approximate inversion formula is precise R.G. Novikov formula is precise. Some subsequent results, including the Cormack type inversion for these transforms, are also given. 1.Introduction We consider the weighted ray transformation PW defined by the formula PW f
Extended Soft Binding Mean Spherical- Contact Probability Approximation for Hard Ions
Blum, L. [Department of Mathematics, Rutgers University (United States); Arias, M.; Veloz, D. V. Perez [Physics Department, University of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)
2009-03-09T23:59:59.000Z
We propose a new analytical theory of electrolytes that extends the range of the Mean Spherical Approximation (MSA) to include extremely high charges [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]. In the MSA the thermodynamics and structure of the most general electrolyte are given in terms of a single screening parameter {gamma}, [1] which is obtained from the simple algebraic equation.
Approximation of Coupled Stokes-Darcy Flow in an Axisymmetric V.J. Ervin
Ervin, Vincent J.
we investigate the numerical approximation of coupled Stokes and Darcy fluid flow equations are also given for a model of fluid flow in the eye. Key words. axisymmetric flow; Stokes equation, Darcy equation) in the Darcy domain. Other researchers who have used this approach include [30, 21, 11, 9
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Approximation Algorithms for the Fault-Tolerant Facility Placement Problem
Yan, Li
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Finding approximately rank-one submatrices with the nuclear norm ...
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a word in the language, excluding common words such as articles and prepositions. The (i, j) entry of ... quality of the approximation. One class of heuristic NMF ...
Automating approximate Bayesian computation by local linear regression
Thornton, Kevin R
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
computation by local linear regression Kevin R Thorntonof ABC based on using a linear regression to approximate theimplements the local linear-regression approach to ABC. The
Parametric Optimization of Artificial Neural Networks for Signal Approximation Applications
Parametric Optimization of Artificial Neural Networks for Signal Approximation Applications J. Lane.thames@gatech.edu randal.abler@gatech.edu dirk.schaefer@me.gatech.edu ABSTRACT Artificial neural networks are used to solve set of configuration parameters for artificial neural networks such that the network's approximation
L^p Bernstein Inequalities and Radial Basis Function Approximation
Ward, John P.
2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z
proving Bernstein inequalites for the RBF approximants, we will be able to use them to derive corresponding inverse theorems. Direct theorems concerning approximation by RBFs will be the focus of Section 4 3. The abilty of Green’s functions to invert di...
Fresnel approximations for acoustic fields of rectangularly symmetric sources
Mast, T. Douglas
Fresnel approximations for acoustic fields of rectangularly symmetric sources T. Douglas Masta for determining the acoustic fields of rectangularly symmetric, baffled, time-harmonic sources under the Fresnel. The expressions presented are generalized to three different Fresnel approximations that correspond, respectively
Approximate and Multipartite Quantum Correlation (Communication) Zhaohui Wei
Jain, Rahul
classical distributions or bipartite quantum states in the single-shot setting by Zhang (Proc. 3rd Innov that the cost to approximate a bipartite quantum state equals that to approximate its exact purifications, which the latter. We characterize the relationship between them by giving upper and lower bounds. 4
Tutorial, GECCO'05, Washington D.C. Fitness Approximation
Yang, Shengxiang
1 Tutorial, GECCO'05, Washington D.C. Fitness Approximation in Evolutionary Computation Yaochu Jin Honda Research Institute Europe Khaled Rasheed University of Georgia Tutorial, GECCO'05, Washington D expensive fitness evaluations Tutorial, GECCO'05, Washington D.C. Fitness Approximation Methods · Problem
Uncertainty, Performance, and Model Dependency in Approximate Adaptive Nonlinear Control
Szepesvari, Csaba
Uncertainty, Performance, and Model Dependency in Approximate Adaptive Nonlinear Control M. French, and the performance of a class of approximate model based adaptive controllers is studied. An upper performance bound uncertainty model; control effort bounds require both L 2 and L 1 uncertainty models), and various structural
Technical Note Variational free energy and the Laplace approximation
Penny, Will
Technical Note Variational free energy and the Laplace approximation Karl Friston,a, Jérémie the variational free energy under the Laplace approximation, with a focus on accounting for additional model complexity induced by increasing the number of model parameters. This is relevant when using the free energy
Fast Vectorless Power Grid Verification Using an Approximate Inverse Technique
Najm, Farid N.
Fast Vectorless Power Grid Verification Using an Approximate Inverse Technique Nahi H. Abdul Ghani Department of ECE University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario, Canada f.najm@utoronto.ca ABSTRACT Power grid Aids General Terms Performance, Algorithms, Verification Keywords Power grid, voltage drop, approximate
An Approximate Inference Approach to Temporal Optimization in Optimal Control
Vijayakumar, Sethu
on iterative local approximations present a practical approach to optimal control in robotic systems. However the optimal control framework. The proposed approach, which is applicable to plants with non-linear dynamicsAn Approximate Inference Approach to Temporal Optimization in Optimal Control Konrad C. Rawlik
Pixelcuts: Scalable Approximate Illumination from Many Point Lights
Keinan, Alon
Pixelcuts: Scalable Approximate Illumination from Many Point Lights Pramook Khungurn, Thatchaphol approximate low-frequency illumination from many point lights. Its running time is O(n+mk) where n is the number of pixels, m is the number of point lights, and k is a constant the user specifies. Our algorithm
THE DIFFUSION APPROXIMATION FOR THE LINEAR BOLTZMANN EQUATION
THE DIFFUSION APPROXIMATION FOR THE LINEAR BOLTZMANN EQUATION WITH VANISHING SCATTERING COEFFICIENT equation, Diffusion approximation, Neutron transport equation, Radiative transfer equation subject, 23], neutron transport theory [27]. A typical model linear Boltzmann equation is (t +· x)f(t,x,)= 1
Approximation of Axisymmetric Darcy Flow V.J. Ervin
Ervin, Vincent J.
approximation of the Darcy equations in an ax- isymmetric domain, subject to axisymmetric data. Rewriting of convergence for the RT and BDM approximations. Key words. axisymmetric flow; Darcy equation, LBB condition AMSApproximation of Axisymmetric Darcy Flow V.J. Ervin Department of Mathematical Sciences Clemson
Approximate Dynamic Programming for Networks: Fluid Models and Constraint Reduction
Veatch, Michael H.
of approximating functions for the differential cost. The first contribution of this paper is identifying new or piece-wise quadratic. Fluid cost has been used to initialize the value iteration algorithm [5Approximate Dynamic Programming for Networks: Fluid Models and Constraint Reduction Michael H
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Properties of the Boltzmann equation in the classical approximation
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Tanji, Naoto; Epelbaum, Thomas; Gelis, Francois; Wu, Bin
2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
We study the Boltzmann equation with elastic point-like scalar interactions in two different versions of the the classical approximation. Although solving numerically the Boltzmann equation with the unapproximated collision term poses no problem, this allows one to study the effect of the ultraviolet cutoff in these approximations. This cutoff dependence in the classical approximations of the Boltzmann equation is closely related to the non-renormalizability of the classical statistical approximation of the underlying quantum field theory. The kinetic theory setup that we consider here allows one to study in a much simpler way the dependence on the ultraviolet cutoff, since onemore »has also access to the non-approximated result for comparison.« less
Properties of the Boltzmann equation in the classical approximation
Tanji, Naoto [Nishina Center, RIKEN, Wako (Japan). Theoretical Research Division; Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Epelbaum, Thomas [Institut de Physique Theorique (France); Gelis, Francois [Institut de Physique Theorique (France); Wu, Bin [Institut de Physique Theorique (France)
2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
We study the Boltzmann equation with elastic point-like scalar interactions in two different versions of the the classical approximation. Although solving numerically the Boltzmann equation with the unapproximated collision term poses no problem, this allows one to study the effect of the ultraviolet cutoff in these approximations. This cutoff dependence in the classical approximations of the Boltzmann equation is closely related to the non-renormalizability of the classical statistical approximation of the underlying quantum field theory. The kinetic theory setup that we consider here allows one to study in a much simpler way the dependence on the ultraviolet cutoff, since one has also access to the non-approximated result for comparison.
Investigations into the Nature of Halogen Bonding Including Symmetry...
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into the Nature of Halogen Bonding Including Symmetry Adapted Perturbation Theory Analyses. Investigations into the Nature of Halogen Bonding Including Symmetry Adapted...
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The local potential approximation in the background field formalism
I. Hamzaan Bridle; Juergen A. Dietz; Tim R. Morris
2014-03-20T23:59:59.000Z
Working within the familiar local potential approximation, and concentrating on the example of a single scalar field in three dimensions, we show that the commonly used approximation method of identifying the total and background fields, leads to pathologies in the resulting fixed point structure and the associated spaces of eigenoperators. We then show how a consistent treatment of the background field through the corresponding modified shift Ward identity, can cure these pathologies, restoring universality of physical quantities with respect to the choice of dependence on the background field, even within the local potential approximation. Along the way we point out similarities to what has been previously found in the f(R) approximation in asymptotic safety for gravity.
A multiscale approximation algorithm for the cardinality constrained knapsack problem
Krishnan, Bharath Kumar
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
I develop a multiscale approximation algorithm for the cardinality constrained knapsack problem. The algorithm consists of three steps: a rounding and reduction step where a hierarchical representation of the problem data ...
Mean Field Variational Approximations in Continuous-Time Markov Processes
Friedman, Nir
Mean Field Variational Approximations in Continuous-Time Markov Processes A thesis submitted Processes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 2.3 Continuous Time Markov Processes-component Representation - Continuous Time Bayesian Networks . 24 2.3.3 Inference in Continuous Time Markov Processes
The WKB approximation for a linear potential and ceiling
Zapata, Todd Austin
2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
The physical problem this thesis deals with is a quantum system with linear potential driving a particle away from a ceiling (impenetrable barrier). This thesis will construct the WKB approximation of the quantum mechanical propagator...
Approximate translation : media, narrative, and experience in urban design
Crisman, Jonathan
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Approximate translation is developed as a design process through which the place-embedded history of an urban environment can be understood, allowing for better design and intervention in that urban environment. Generally, ...
Fast Approximations for Online Scheduling of Outpatient Procedure ...
2014-06-18T23:59:59.000Z
Jun 18, 2014 ... ? > SmU , any permutation of items to bins that uses the full amount of ... approximation solution value will both tend to cf mU + cv(? ? SmU ).
Numerical Approximations of Stochastic Optimal Stopping and Control Problems
Siska, David
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We study numerical approximations for the payoff function of the stochastic optimal stopping and control problem. It is known that the payoff function of the optimal stopping and control problem corresponds to the solution ...
Approximate dynamic programming with applications in multi-agent systems
Valenti, Mario J. (Mario James), 1976-
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis presents the development and implementation of approximate dynamic programming methods used to manage multi-agent systems. The purpose of this thesis is to develop an architectural framework and theoretical ...
Approximate inference : decomposition methods with applications to networks
Jung, Kyomin
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Markov random field (MRF) model provides an elegant probabilistic framework to formulate inter-dependency between a large number of random variables. In this thesis, we present a new approximation algorithm for computing ...
Approximate Description of the Mandelbrot Set. Thermodynamic Analogy
O. B. Isaeva; S. P. Kuznetsov
2005-04-29T23:59:59.000Z
Analogy between an approximate version of Feigenbaum renormalization group analysis in complex domain and the phase transition theory of Yang-Lee (based on consideration of formally complexified thermodynamic values) is discussed. It is shown that the Julia sets of the renormalization transformation correspond to the approximation of Mandelbrot set of the original map. New aspects of analogy between the theory of dynamical systems and the phase transition theory are uncovered.
Resonant-state expansion Born Approximation applied to Schrodinger's Equation
Doost, M B
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The RSE Born Approximation is a new scattering formula in Physics, it allows the calculation of strong scattering via the Fourier transform of the scattering potential and Resonant-states. In this paper I apply the RSE Born Approximation to Schr\\"odinger's Equation. The resonant-states of the system can be calculated using the recently discovered RSE perturbation theory and normalised correctly to appear in spectral Green's functions via the flux volume normalisation.
Mean field approximation for noisy delay coupled excitable neurons
Nikola Buric; Dragana Rankovic; Kristina Todorovic; Nebojsa Vasovic
2010-03-26T23:59:59.000Z
Mean field approximation of a large collection of FitzHugh-Nagumo excitable neurons with noise and all-to-all coupling with explicit time-delays, modelled by $N\\gg 1$ stochastic delay-differential equations is derived. The resulting approximation contains only two deterministic delay-differential equations but provides excellent predictions concerning the stability and bifurcations of the averaged global variables of the exact large system.
Choosing the Summary Statistics and the Acceptance Rate in Approximate Bayesian
Blum, Michael G. B.
Choosing the Summary Statistics and the Acceptance Rate in Approximate Bayesian Computation or not. In this paper, I incorporate Approximate Bayesian Computation into a local Bayesian regression Computation, evidence approximation, empirical Bayes, Bayesian local regression 1 Introduction Approximate
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Polak, E.
1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
Unlike the situation with most other problems, the concept of a solution to an optimization problem is not unique, since it includes global solutions, local solutions, and stationary points. Earlier definitions of a consistent approximation to an optimization problem were in terms of properties that ensured that the global minimizers of the approximating problems (as well as uniformly strict local minimizers) converge only to global minimizers (local minimizers) of the original problems. Our definition of a consistent approximation addresses the properties not only of global and local solutions of the approximating problems, but also of their stationary points. Hence we always consider a pair, consisting of an optimization problem and its optimality function, (P, {theta}), with the zeros of the optimality function being the stationary points of P. We define consistency of approximating problem-optimality function pairs, (P{sub N}, {theta}{sub N}) to (P, {theta}), in terms of the epigraphical convergence of the P{sub N} to P, and the hypographical convergence of the optimality functions {theta}{sub N} to {theta}. As a companion to the characterization of consistent approximations, we will present two types of {open_quotes}diagonalization{close_quotes} techniques for using consistent approximations and {open_quotes}hot starts{close_quotes} in obtaining an approximate solution of the original problems. The first is a {open_quotes}filter{close_quotes} type technique, similar to that used in conjunction with penalty functions, the second one is an adaptive discretization technique with nicer convergence properties. We will illustrate the use of our concept of consistent approximations with examples from semi-infinite optimization, optimal control, and shape optimization.
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Non-perturbative QCD amplitudes in quenched and eikonal approximations
Fried, H.M. [Physics Department, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912 (United States); Grandou, T., E-mail: Thierry.Grandou@inln.cnrs.fr [Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Institut Non Linéaire de Nice, UMR 6618 CNRS 7335, 1361 routes des Lucioles, 06560 Valbonne (France); Sheu, Y.-M., E-mail: ymsheu@alumni.brown.edu [Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Institut Non Linéaire de Nice, UMR 6618 CNRS 7335, 1361 routes des Lucioles, 06560 Valbonne (France)
2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
Even though approximated, strong coupling non-perturbative QCD amplitudes remain very difficult to obtain. In this article, in eikonal and quenched approximations at least, physical insights are presented that rely on the newly-discovered property of effective locality. The present article also provides a more rigorous mathematical basis for the crude approximations used in the previous derivation of the binding potential of quarks and nucleons. Furthermore, the techniques of Random Matrix calculus along with Meijer G-functions are applied to analyze the generic structure of fermionic amplitudes in QCD. - Highlights: • We discuss the physical insight of effective locality to QCD fermionic amplitudes. • We show that an unavoidable delta function goes along with the effective locality property. • The generic structure of QCD fermion amplitudes is obtained through Random Matrix calculus.
Dunne, Gerald V.; Min, Hyunsoo [Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269 (United States); Department of Physics, University of Seoul, Seoul 130-743 (Korea, Republic of)
2005-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
We present a general numerical method for computing precisely the false vacuum decay rate, including the prefactor due to quantum fluctuations about the classical bounce solution, in a self-interacting scalar field theory modeling the process of nucleation in four-dimensional space-time. This technique does not rely on the thin-wall approximation. The method is based on the Gelfand-Yaglom approach to determinants of differential operators, suitably extended to higher dimensions using angular momentum cutoff regularization. A related approach has been discussed recently by Baacke and Lavrelashvili, but we implement the regularization and renormalization in a different manner, and compare directly with analytic computations made in the thin-wall approximation. We also derive a simple new formula for the zero mode contribution to the fluctuation prefactor, expressed entirely in terms of the asymptotic behavior of the classical bounce solution.
Gerald V. Dunne; Hyunsoo Min
2005-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
We present a general numerical method for computing precisely the false vacuum decay rate, including the prefactor due to quantum fluctuations about the classical bounce solution, in a self-interacting scalar field theory modeling the process of nucleation in four dimensional spacetime. This technique does not rely on the thin-wall approximation. The method is based on the Gelfand-Yaglom approach to determinants of differential operators, suitably extended to higher dimensions using angular momentum cutoff regularization. A related approach has been discussed recently by Baacke and Lavrelashvili, but we implement the regularization and renormalization in a different manner, and compare directly with analytic computations made in the thin-wall approximation. We also derive a simple new formula for the zero mode contribution to the fluctuation prefactor, expressed entirely in terms of the asymptotic behavior of the classical bounce solution.
The Gamow-Teller response within Skyrme random-phase approximation plus particle-vibration coupling
Yifei Niu; Gianluca Colo; Marco Brenna; Marco Brenna; Pier Francesco Bortignon; Jie Meng
2012-03-28T23:59:59.000Z
Although many random-phase approximation (RPA) calculations of the Gamow-Teller (GT) response exist, this is not the case for calculations going beyond the mean-field approximation. We apply a consistent model that includes the coupling of the GT resonance to low-lying vibrations, to nuclei of the $fp$ shell. Among other motivations, our goal is to see if the particle-vibration coupling can redistribute the low-lying GT$^+$ strength that is relevant for electron-capture processes in core-collapse supernova. We conclude that the lowering and fragmentation of that strength are consistent with the experimental findings and validate our model. However, the particle-vibration coupling cannot account for the quenching of the total value of the low-lying strength.
Trigonometric Pade approximants for functions with regularly decreasing Fourier coefficients
Labych, Yuliya A; Starovoitov, Alexander P [Gomel State University, Gomel (Belarus)
2009-08-31T23:59:59.000Z
Sufficient conditions describing the regular decrease of the coefficients of a Fourier series f(x)=a{sub 0}/2 + {sigma} a{sub n} cos kx are found which ensure that the trigonometric Pade approximants {pi}{sup t}{sub n,m}(x;f) converge to the function f in the uniform norm at a rate which coincides asymptotically with the highest possible one. The results obtained are applied to problems dealing with finding sharp constants for rational approximations. Bibliography: 31 titles.
On the approximation of crack shapes found during inservice inspection
Bhate, S.R.; Chawla, D.S.; Kushwaha, H.S. [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay (India)] [and others
1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper addresses the characterization of axial internal flaw found during inservice inspection of a pipe. J-integral distribution for various flaw shapes is obtained using line spring finite, element method. The peak J-value and its distribution across the crack is found to be characteristic feature of each shape. The triangular shape yields peak J-value away from the center, the point of depth. The elliptic approximation results in large overestimate of J-value for unsymmetric flaws. Triangular approximation is recommended for such flaws so that further service can be obtained from the component.
L^p Bernstein Inequalities and Radial Basis Function Approximation
Ward, John P.
2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z
are bounded in terms of certain measurements of the set X. The error of approximation will typically be given in terms of the ll distance hX = sup x2Rd inf 2X jjx jj2 ; which measures how far a point in Rd can be from X, and the stability of the ap... will typically be restricted to sets X for which hX is comparable to qX , and sets for which the mesh ratio X := hX=qX is bounded by a constant will be called quasi-uniform. In this paper, we will only consider approximation spaces SX( ) where X is quasi...
Summer Conference Participant Registration Fee: $200 Includes the following
Tullos, Desiree
Summer Conference Participant Registration Fee: $200 Includes the following: Lodging for Wednesday on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday Brunch on Saturday Summer Conference T-shirt Class materials Congress Only only (although they are encouraged to attend the entire conference). This fee includes the following
Solar Energy Education. Reader, Part II. Sun story. [Includes glossary
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1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
Magazine articles which focus on the subject of solar energy are presented. The booklet prepared is the second of a four part series of the Solar Energy Reader. Excerpts from the magazines include the history of solar energy, mythology and tales, and selected poetry on the sun. A glossary of energy related terms is included. (BCS)
PSERC 97-12 "Thermal Unit Commitment Including
PSERC 97-12 "Thermal Unit Commitment Including Optimal AC Power Flow Constraints" Carlos Murillo-562-3966. #12;Thermal Unit Commitment Including Optimal AC Power Flow Constraints Carlos Murillo S anchez Robert a new algorithm for unit commitment that employs a Lagrange relaxation technique with a new augmentation
Articles which include chevron film cooling holes, and related processes
Bunker, Ronald Scott; Lacy, Benjamin Paul
2014-12-09T23:59:59.000Z
An article is described, including an inner surface which can be exposed to a first fluid; an inlet; and an outer surface spaced from the inner surface, which can be exposed to a hotter second fluid. The article further includes at least one row or other pattern of passage holes. Each passage hole includes an inlet bore extending through the substrate from the inlet at the inner surface to a passage hole-exit proximate to the outer surface, with the inlet bore terminating in a chevron outlet adjacent the hole-exit. The chevron outlet includes a pair of wing troughs having a common surface region between them. The common surface region includes a valley which is adjacent the hole-exit; and a plateau adjacent the valley. The article can be an airfoil. Related methods for preparing the passage holes are also described.
Securely Computing an Approximate Median in Wireless Sensor Networks
Setia, Sanjeev
Securely Computing an Approximate Median in Wireless Sensor Networks Sankardas Roy 1 sroy1@gmu and the unattended nature of sensor nodes, sensor network protocols need to be designed with security in mind and efficient. Categories and Subject Descriptors C.2.0 [Computer-Communication Networks]: General- Security
Successive Rank-One Approximations of Nearly Orthogonally ...
2015-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
Mar 1, 2015 ... approximating SROA based on the power iteration method of [DLDMV00]. There ... perturbation E is sufficiently small (roughly on the order of 1/n under a natural measure). ... A real p-th order n-dimensional tensor ? ? ? p. R.
Non-linear regression models for Approximate Bayesian Computation
Robert, Christian P.
Non-linear regression models for Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC) Michael Blum Olivier ABC #12;Blum and OF (2009) suggest the use of non-linear conditional heteroscedastic regression models) Linear regression-based ABC can sometimes be improved #12;abc of ABC Using stochastic simulations
Sensitivity, Approximation and Uncertainty in Power System Dynamic Simulation
1 Sensitivity, Approximation and Uncertainty in Power System Dynamic Simulation Ian A. Hiskens, Fellow, IEEE Jassim Alseddiqui Student Member, IEEE Abstract-- Parameters of power system models the influence of uncertainty in simulations of power system dynamic behaviour. It is shown that trajectory
A new shallow approximation for tridimensional non-isothermal viscoplastic
Saramito, Pierre
. The risk assessments for volcanic lava flow pose a difficult challenge to numerical methods. Indeed approximated by an autoadaptive finite element method, based on the Rheolef C++ library, allowing to track with non-isothermal experimental measurements for a silicone oil dome. Next, the December 2010 eruption
Continued fractions with low complexity: Transcendence measures and quadratic approximation
Bugeaud, Yann
expansion of an irrational algebraic number either is ultimately periodic (this is the case if, and only if. Theorems 3.2 and 3.3 give transcendence mea- sures for a class of transcendental numbers defined by theiContinued fractions with low complexity: Transcendence measures and quadratic approximation Yann
Local RBF Approximation for Scattered Data Fitting with Bivariate Splines
Davydov, Oleg
and large scale optimization problems arising if the interpolating, smoothing or minimal energy spline in [5], a hybrid polynomial/radial basis scheme was considered in [4], where the local knot locations of radial basis functions, so defining hybrid approximations which are still computed by discrete least
How Synchronisation Strategy Approximation in PEPA Implementations affects Passage Time
Imperial College, London
time densities and dis- tributions from stochastic models defined in PEPA, a stochastic process algebra. In stochastic process algebras, the synchronisation policy is important for defin- ing how different system;good approximation to underlying aggregate complex but deterministic dynamics or genuine random
How Synchronisation Strategy Approximation in PEPA Implementations affects Passage Time
Bradley, Jeremy
passage time densities and dis tributions from stochastic models defined in PEPA, a stochastic process algebra. In stochastic process algebras, the synchronisation policy is important for defin ing how, or a #12; good approximation to underlying aggregate complex but deterministic dynamics or genuine random
Jitter-Approximation Tradeoff for Periodic Scheduling Zvika Brakerski
Patt-Shamir, Boaz
Jitter-Approximation Tradeoff for Periodic Scheduling Zvika Brakerski Dept. of Electrical the average period of a job in the schedule is blown up w.r.t. its requested period, and the jitter ratio with low jitter ratio allow the mobile devices to save power by hav- ing their receivers switched off
Approximating many-body induction to efficiently describe molecular liquids
Herbert, John
on the structure and solvation dynamics of the excess electron (in the ground state) but does have a large impact as the structures and properties of molecular systems. This study focuses on approximating many-body electronic methods in order to allow "on-the-fly" energy and force evaluations in dynamical calculations
Dynamic Adaptive Search Based Software Engineering Needs Fast Approximate Metrics
Harman, Mark
1 Dynamic Adaptive Search Based Software Engineering Needs Fast Approximate Metrics Mark Harman. University College Dublin, Ireland. Abstract--Search Based Software Engineering (SBSE) uses fitness functions to guide an automated search for solutions to challenging software engineering problems. The fitness
Novel approximations for inference and learning in nonlinear dynamical systems
Heskes, Tom
Novel approximations for inference and learning in nonlinear dynamical systems Alexander Ypma #3 from marketing research. 1 Introduction Many real-world systems are nonlinear, dynamical and stochastic in nature. Inference and learning of nonlinear system models with hidden dynamics is a diÆcult task, which
Approximation in Mechanism Design By JASON D. HARTLINE
Hartline, Jason D.
Approximation in Mechanism Design By JASON D. HARTLINE A mechanism gives a mapping between will arise in the equilibrium of selfish agent play. Mechanism design then considers the optimization question of what mechanisms have good outcomes in equilibrium. Optimal mechanism design searches
August and September Approximately 29 percent from husks
minutes. Cool promptly in several changes of cold water and drain. Whole-kernel corn: Cut kernels from. Scrape the cobs with the back of the knife to remove the juice and the hearts of the kernels. Pack corn for approximately the same length of time the corn was blanched) and drain well. Tightly ',vrap ears individually
New approximate radial wave functions for power-law potentials
Vladimir Kudryashov
2007-09-26T23:59:59.000Z
Radial wave functions for power-law potentials are approximated with the help of power-law substitution and explicit summation of the leading constituent WKB series. Our approach reproduces the correct behavior of the wave functions at the origin, at the turning points and far away from the turning points
Approximate Inference in Probabilistic Models Manfred Opper1
of Electronics and Computer Science University of Southampton SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom mo@ecs.soton.ac.uk 2 on free energies. The free energy is constructed from two approximating distributions which encode differ Energy (GFE), an entropic quantity which (originally developed in Statistical Physics) allows us
Approximate Dynamic Programming in Transportation and Logistics: A Unified Framework
Powell, Warren B.
Approximate Dynamic Programming in Transportation and Logistics: A Unified Framework Warren B Engineering Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 European J. of Transportation and Logistics, Vol. 1, No optimization has enjoyed a rich place in transportation and logistics, where it repre- sents a mature field
Exploiting Correlated Keywords to Improve Approximate Information Filtering
Tryfonopoulos, Christos
, Christos Tryfonopoulos, and Gerhard Weikum Databases and Information Systems Department Max-Planck Institut- scribe to information sources and be notified whenever new documents of interest are published. In approximate infor- mation filtering only selected information sources, that are likely to publish documents
Clustering With or Without the Approximation Frans Schalekamp
Schalekamp, Frans
Clustering With or Without the Approximation Frans Schalekamp ITCS, Tsinghua University Michael Yu MIT Anke van Zuylen ITCS, Tsinghua University Abstract We study algorithms for clustering data if we do not know values of and for which the assumption holds. Finally, we implement these methods
Boundary approximate controllability of some linear parabolic April 5, 2013
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
Boundary approximate controllability of some linear parabolic systems April 5, 2013 Guillaume Olive controllability of two classes of linear parabolic systems, namely a system of n heat equations coupled through are the only ones concerning the boundary controllability of linear parabolic systems of heat-type. For more
Approximating Radon measures on first--countable compact spaces
Plebanek, Grzegorz
Approximating Radon measures on first--countable compact spaces Grzegorz Plebanek (Wroc/law) Abstract The assertion every Radon measure defined on a first--countable compact space is uniformly regular under CH. In this note we consider some properties of finite Radon measures defined on compact spaces
The Exemplar Breakpoint Distance for nontrivial genomes cannot be approximated
Fertin, Guillaume
The Exemplar Breakpoint Distance for nonÂtrivial genomes cannot be approximated Guillaume Blin 1 Â France guillaume.fertin@univÂnantes.fr Abstract. A promising and active field of comparative genomics conÂ sists in comparing two genomes by establishing a oneÂtoÂone corresponÂ dence (i.e., a matching) between
Self-similar and charged spheres in the diffusion approximation
W. Barreto; A. Da Silva
2005-08-12T23:59:59.000Z
We study spherical, charged and self--similar distributions of matter in the diffusion approximation. We propose a simple, dynamic but physically meaningful solution. For such a solution we obtain a model in which the distribution becomes static and changes to dust. The collapse is halted with damped mass oscillations about the absolute value of the total charge.
An Equivalence Between Sparse Approximation and Support Vector Machines 1
Poggio, Tomaso
An Equivalence Between Sparse Approximation and Support Vector Machines 1 Federico Girosi Center is equivalent to SVM in the following sense: if applied to the same data set the two techniques give the same; Chen, Donoho and Saunders, 1995), are actually equivalent, in the case of noiseless data. By equivalent
Aqua: A Fast Decision Support System Using Approximate Query Answers
Gibbons, Phillip B.
commercial relational DBMS. Aqua precomputes synopses (special sta- tistical summaries) of the original data and stores them in the DBMS. It provides approximate an- swers (with quality guarantees) by rewriting on top of any SQL- compliant DBMS managing a data warehouse. Aqua pre- computes statistical summaries
Approximate Minimum-Energy Multicasting in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
Liang, Weifa
Approximate Minimum-Energy Multicasting in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Weifa Liang, Senior Member, IEEE Abstract--A wireless ad hoc network consists of mobile nodes that are equipped with energy on energy conservation in wireless ad hoc networks have been conducted. For example, energy efficient
Geometric Wavelet Approximations and Abdourrahmane M. Atto1
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
1 Geometric Wavelet Approximations and Dierencing Abdourrahmane M. Atto1 , Emmanuel Trouve2 Jean-Marie Nicolas3 , Abstract--The paper introduces the concept of ge- ometric wavelets defined from multiplicative algebras. These wavelets perform generalized geometric approx- imations and differencing. The paper also
A Study of Approximate Data Management Techniques for Sensor Networks
Martin, Ralph R.
the monitoring operation of sensor nodes by efficiently using their limited energy, bandwidth and computation. The network can therefore be treated as a distributed sensor data management system. Sensor networks differA Study of Approximate Data Management Techniques for Sensor Networks Adonis Skordylis, Niki
3-D cinematography with approximate and no geometry
Magnor, Marcus
3-D cinematography with approximate and no geometry Martin Eisemann, Timo Stich and Marcus Magnor Abstract 3-D cinematography is a new step towards full immersive video, allow- ing complete control of the book Image and Geometry Processing for 3-D Cinematography published by Springer. 1 Introduction
A COMPUTATONAL METHOD FOR APPROXIMATING A DARCY-STOKES SYSTEM
Arbogast, Todd
of a second order elliptic (i.e., Darcy) equation on part of the domain coupled to a Stokes equation equation representing Darcy's law and mass conservation, and in the vugs s = \\ ¯d by the Stokes equationA COMPUTATONAL METHOD FOR APPROXIMATING A DARCY-STOKES SYSTEM GOVERNING A VUGGY POROUS MEDIUM TODD
Accelerating Search of Approximate Match on Large Protein Sequence Databases
Wang, Wei
of supporting indexed search on large biological sequence databases since the construction cost of the index Yang 2 , Yi Xia 3 , Philip Yu 4 Keywords: protein sequence index, approximate match. Due. Building an appropriate index structure is one of the possibilities to achieve such a goal, which
Benchmarking a Scalable Approximate Dynamic Programming Algorithm for Stochastic Control
Powell, Warren B.
for the optimal control of such power systems are critical for the deployment of reliable and more economical and within 1.34% in stochastic ones, much lower than those obtained using model predictive control. We useBenchmarking a Scalable Approximate Dynamic Programming Algorithm for Stochastic Control
Approximate bisimulation for a class of stochastic hybrid systems
Pappas, George J.
, target tracking, robotics, and power systems [35]. The field of stochastic hybrid systems is a veryApproximate bisimulation for a class of stochastic hybrid systems (Invited Paper) Agung Julius of stochastic hybrid systems, namely, the jump linear stochastic systems (JLSS). The idea is based
Fast approximation of the bootstrap for model selection
Verleysen, Michel
Fast approximation of the bootstrap for model selection G. Simon1 , A. Lendasse2 , V. Wertz2 , M. The bootstrap resampling method may be efficiently used to estimate the generalization error of a family with the bootstrap in real-world applications is the high computation load. In this paper we propose a simple
Bootstrap for model selection: linear approximation of the optimism
Verleysen, Michel
Bootstrap for model selection: linear approximation of the optimism G. Simon1 , A. Lendasse2 , M. Lemaître 4, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, lendasse@auto.ucl.ac.be Abstract. The bootstrap resampling, as artificial neural networks. Nevertheless, the use of the bootstrap implies a high computational load
APPROXIMATION THEORY OF OUTPUT STATISTICS Dept. Information Systems
Verdú, Sergio
. In order to generate a ran- dom process we assume that a primary random source with an equiprobableAPPROXIMATION THEORY OF OUTPUT STATISTICS Te Sun Han Dept. Information Systems Senshu University-length) source coding rate of any finite-alphabet source, and a strong converse of the identijication coding
Energy Transitions: A Systems Approach Including Marcellus Shale Gas Development
Chen, Tsuhan
Energy Transitions: A Systems Approach Including Marcellus Shale Gas Development A Report Stedman (Natural Resources), Jeff Tester (Sustainable Energy Institute and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering) W. VA #12;Energy Transitions: A Systems Approach August 2011 version Page 2 Energy
Including costs of supply chain risk in strategic sourcing decisions
Jain, Avani
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Cost evaluations do not always include the costs associated with risks when organizations make strategic sourcing decisions. This research was conducted to establish and quantify the impact of risks and risk-related costs ...
Biomass Potentials from California Forest and Shrublands Including Fuel
Biomass Potentials from California Forest and Shrublands Including Fuel Reduction Potentials.1 Biomass Components For Energy Production...............................12 3.2 Forest Inventories................................................................. 17 3.5 Rotation Calculations and Annualization of Biomass Potentials......... 27 3.6 Energy
Title 16 USC 818 Public Lands Included in Project - Reservation...
of Lands From Entry Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Legal Document- StatuteStatute: Title 16 USC 818 Public Lands Included in Project...
Unitarity bounds in the Higgs model including triplet fields...
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the Higgs model including triplet fields with custodial symmetry We study bounds on Higgs-boson masses from perturbative unitarity in the Georgi-Machacek model, whose Higgs sector...
Hybrid powertrain system including smooth shifting automated transmission
Beaty, Kevin D.; Nellums, Richard A.
2006-10-24T23:59:59.000Z
A powertrain system is provided that includes a prime mover and a change-gear transmission having an input, at least two gear ratios, and an output. The powertrain system also includes a power shunt configured to route power applied to the transmission by one of the input and the output to the other one of the input and the output. A transmission system and a method for facilitating shifting of a transmission system are also provided.
Dynamic properties of subgrade soils, including environmental effects
Edris, Earl Victor
1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
DYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF SUBGRADE SOILS, INCLUDING ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS A Thesis by EARL VICTOR EDRIS, JR. I Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AlIM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1976 Major Subject: Civil Engineering DYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF SUBGRADE SOILS, INCLUDING ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS A Thesis by EARL VICTOR EDRIS, JR. Approved as to style and content by: Chairm of Committ Head of Departm t M mber Member...
Limited Personal Use of Government Office Equipment including Information Technology
Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]
2005-01-07T23:59:59.000Z
The Order establishes requirements and assigns responsibilities for employees' limited personal use of Government resources (office equipment and other resources including information technology) within DOE, including NNSA. The Order is required to provide guidance on appropriate and inappropriate uses of Government resources. This Order was certified 04/23/2009 as accurate and continues to be relevant and appropriate for use by the Department. Certified 4-23-09. No cancellation.
General relativistic corrections to $N$-body simulations and the Zel'dovich approximation
Fidler, Christian; Tram, Thomas; Crittenden, Robert; Koyama, Kazuya; Wands, David
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The initial conditions for $N$-body simulations are usually generated by applying the Zel'dovich approximation to the initial displacements of the particles using an initial power spectrum of density fluctuations generated by an Einstein-Boltzmann solver. We show that the initial displacements generated in this way generally receive a first-order relativistic correction. We define a new gauge, the $N$-body gauge, in which this relativistic correction is absent and show that a conventional Newtonian $N$-body simulation includes all first-order relativistic contributions if we identify the coordinates in Newtonian simulations with those in the $N$-body gauge.
Eikonal approximation in the theory of energy loss by fast charged particles
Matveev, V. I., E-mail: matveev.victor@pomorsu.ru; Makarov, D. N.; Gusarevich, E. S. [Lomonosov Pomor State University (Russian Federation)
2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
Energy losses in fast charged particles as a result of collisions with atoms are considered in the eikonal approximation. It is shown that the nonperturbative contribution to effective stopping in the range of intermediate impact parameters (comparable with the characteristic sizes of the electron shells of the target atoms) may turn out to be significant as compared to shell corrections to the Bethe-Bloch formula calculated in perturbation theory. The simplifying assumptions are formulated under which the Bethe-Bloch formula can be derived in the eikonal approximation. It is shown that the allowance for nonperturbative effects may lead to considerable (up to 50%) corrections to the Bethe-Bloch formula. The applicability range for the Bethe-Bloch formula is analyzed. It is concluded that calculation of the energy loss in the eikonal approximation (in the range of impact parameters for which the Bethe-Bloch formula is normally used) is much more advantageous than analysis based on the Bethe-Bloch formula and its modifications because not only the Bloch correction is included in the former calculations, the range of intermediate impact parameters is also taken into account nonperturbatively; in addition, direct generalization to the cases of collisions of complex projectiles and targets is possible in this case.
Liang, Faming; Cheng, Yichen; Lin, Guang
2014-06-13T23:59:59.000Z
Simulated annealing has been widely used in the solution of optimization problems. As known by many researchers, the global optima cannot be guaranteed to be located by simulated annealing unless a logarithmic cooling schedule is used. However, the logarithmic cooling schedule is so slow that no one can afford to have such a long CPU time. This paper proposes a new stochastic optimization algorithm, the so-called simulated stochastic approximation annealing algorithm, which is a combination of simulated annealing and the stochastic approximation Monte Carlo algorithm. Under the framework of stochastic approximation Markov chain Monte Carlo, it is shown that the new algorithm can work with a cooling schedule in which the temperature can decrease much faster than in the logarithmic cooling schedule, e.g., a square-root cooling schedule, while guaranteeing the global optima to be reached when the temperature tends to zero. The new algorithm has been tested on a few benchmark optimization problems, including feed-forward neural network training and protein-folding. The numerical results indicate that the new algorithm can significantly outperform simulated annealing and other competitors.
Impact of approximate oscillation probabilities in the analysis of three neutrino experiments
Cogswell, B K; Ernst, D J
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
As neutrino oscillation data becomes ever more precise, the use of approximate formulae for the oscillation probabilities ${\\mathcal P}_{\\alpha\\beta}$ must be examined to ensure that the approximation is adequate. Here, the oscillation probability ${\\mathcal P}_{ee}$ is investigated in the context of the Daya Bay experiment; the oscillation probability ${\\mathcal P}_{\\mu\\mu}$ is investigated in terms of the T2K disappearance experiment; and the probability ${\\mathcal P}_{\\mu e}$ is investigated in terms of the T2K appearance experiment. Daya Bay requires ${\\mathcal P}_{ee}$ in vacuum and thus the simple analytic formula negates the need for an approximate formula. However, improved data from T2K will soon become sensitive to the hierarchy, and thus require a more careful treatment of that aspect. For the other cases, we choose an expansion by Akhmedov et al. which systematically includes all terms through second order in $\\sin\\theta_{13}$ and in $\\alpha =: \\Delta_{21}/\\Delta_{31}$ ($\\Delta_{jk} =: m^2_j - m^2...
Validity of the linear coupling approximation in heavy-ion fusion reactions at sub barrier energies
K. Hagino; N. Takigawa; M. Dasgupta; D. J. Hinde; J. R. Leigh
1996-07-26T23:59:59.000Z
The role of higher order coupling of surface vibrations to the relative motion in heavy-ion fusion reactions at near-barrier energies is investigated. The coupled channels equations are solved to all orders, and also in the linear and the quadratic coupling approximations. Taking $^{64}$Ni + $^{92,96}$Zr reactions as examples, it is shown that all order couplings lead to considerably improved agreement with the experimentally measured fusion cross sections and average angular momenta of the compound nucleus for such heavy nearly symmetric systems. The importance of higher order coupling is also examined for asymmetric systems like $^{16}$O + $^{112}$Cd, $^{144}$Sm, for which previous calculations of the fusion cross section seemed to indicate that the linear coupling approximation was adequate. It is shown that the shape of the barrier distributions and the energy dependence of the average angular momentum can change significantly when the higher order couplings are included, even for systems where measured fusion cross sections may seem to be well reproduced by the linear coupling approximation.
Testing the validity of the Kirkwood approximation using an extended Sznajd model
Timpanaro, André Martin
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We revisit the deduction of the exit probability of the one dimensional Sznajd model through the Kirkwood approximation [F. Slanina et al., Europhys. Lett. 82, 18006 (2008)]. This approximation is peculiar in that in spite of the agreement with simulation results [F. Slanina et al., Europhys. Lett. 82, 18006 (2008), R. Lambiotte and S. Redner, Europhys. Lett. 82, 18007 (2008), A. M. Timpanaro and C. P. C. Prado, 89, 052808 (2014)] the hypothesis about the correlation lenghts behind it are inconsistent and fixing these inconsistencies leads to the same results as a simple mean field. We use an extended version of the Sznajd model to test the Kirkwood approximation in a wider context. This model includes the voter, Sznajd and "United we Stand, Divided we Fall" (USDF) models [R. A. Holley and T. M. Liggett, Ann. Prob. 3, 643 (1975), K. Sznajd-Weron and J. Sznajd, Int. Journ. Mod. Phys. C 11, 1157 (2000)] as different parameter combinations, meaning that some analytical results from these models can be used to ev...
Multi-reference approach to the calculation of photoelectron spectra including spin-orbit coupling
Gilbert Grell; Sergey I. Bokarev; Bernd Winter; Robert Seidel; Emad F. Aziz; Saadullah G. Aziz; Oliver Kühn
2015-06-05T23:59:59.000Z
X-ray photoelectron spectra provide a wealth of information on the electronic structure. The extraction of molecular details requires adequate theoretical methods, which in case of transition metal complexes has to account for effects due to the multi-configurational and spin-mixed nature of the many-electron wave function. Here, the Restricted Active Space Self-Consistent Field method including spin-orbit coupling is used to cope with this challenge and to calculate valence and core photoelectron spectra. The intensities are estimated within the frameworks of the Dyson orbital formalism and the sudden approximation. Thereby, we utilize an efficient computational algorithm that is based on a biorthonormal basis transformation. The approach is applied to the valence photoionization of the gas phase water molecule and to the core ionization spectrum of the $\\text{[Fe(H}_2\\text{O)}_6\\text{]}^{2+}$ complex. The results show good agreement with the experimental data obtained in this work, whereas the sudden approximation demonstrates distinct deviations from experiments.
Quasielastic electron-deuteron scattering in the weak binding approximation
Ethier, Jacob J. [William and Mary College, JLAB; Doshi, Nidhi P. [Carnegie Mellon University; Malace, Simona P. [JLAB; Melnitchouk, Wally [JLAB
2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
We perform a global analysis of all available electron-deuteron quasielastic scattering data using Q^2-dependent smearing functions that describe inclusive inelastic e-d scattering within the weak binding approximation. We study the dependence of the cross sections on the deuteron wave function and the off-shell extrapolation of the elastic electron-nucleon cross section, which show particular sensitivity at x >> 1. The excellent overall agreement with data over a large range of Q^2 and x suggest a limited need for effects beyond the impulse approximation, with the exception of the very high-x or very low-Q^2 regions, where short-distance effects in the deuteron become more relevant.
Quantum optimal control within the rotating wave approximation
Maximilian Keck; Matthias M. Müller; Tommaso Calarco; Simone Montangero
2015-03-06T23:59:59.000Z
We study the interplay between rotating wave approximation and optimal control. In particular, we show that for a wide class of optimal control problems one can choose the control field such that the Hamiltonian becomes time-independent under the rotating wave approximation. Thus, we show how to recast the functional minimization defined by the optimal control problem into a simpler multi-variable function minimization. We provide the analytic solution to the state-to-state transfer of the paradigmatic two-level system and to the more general star configuration of an $N$-level system. We demonstrate numerically the usefulness of this approach in the more general class of connected acyclic $N$-level systems with random spectra. Finally, we use it to design a protocol to entangle Rydberg via constant laser pulses atoms in an experimentally relevant range of parameters.
On approximate controllability of generalized KdV solitons
Claudio Muñoz
2014-05-24T23:59:59.000Z
We consider the approximate control of solitons in generalized Korteweg-de Vries equations. By introducing a suitable internal bilinear control on the equation, we prove that any soliton is locally null controllable, and moreover, any soliton can be accelerated to any particular positive velocity, after a suitable large amount of time. Precise estimates on the error terms and the rate of decay in the approximate null controllability result are also given. Our method introduces a new insight on the control of nonlinear objects, from the point of view of interaction and collision problems for nonlinear dispersive equations, recently developed by Y. Martel and F. Merle. It can be applied in principle, to several other models with soliton solutions.
Feedback stabilisation of switched systems via iterative approximate eigenvector assignment
Haimovich, Hernan
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper presents and implements an iterative feedback design algorithm for stabilisation of discrete-time switched systems under arbitrary switching regimes. The algorithm seeks state feedback gains so that the closed-loop switching system admits a common quadratic Lyapunov function (CQLF) and hence is uniformly globally exponentially stable. Although the feedback design problem considered can be solved directly via linear matrix inequalities (LMIs), direct application of LMIs for feedback design does not provide information on closed-loop system structure. In contrast, the feedback matrices computed by the proposed algorithm assign closed-loop structure approximating that required to satisfy Lie-algebraic conditions that guarantee existence of a CQLF. The main contribution of the paper is to provide, for single-input systems, a numerical implementation of the algorithm based on iterative approximate common eigenvector assignment, and to establish cases where such algorithm is guaranteed to succeed. We inc...
Exploring approximations to the GW self-energy ionic gradients
Faber, C; Attaccalite, C; Cannuccia, E; Duchemin, I; Deutsch, T; Blase, X
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The accuracy of the many-body perturbation theory GW formalism to calculate electron-phonon coupling matrix elements has been recently demonstrated in the case of a few important systems. However, the related computational costs are high and thus represent strong limitations to its widespread application. In the present study, we explore two less demanding alternatives for the calculation of electron-phonon coupling matrix elements on the many-body perturbation theory level. Namely, we test the accuracy of the static Coulomb-hole plus screened-exchange (COHSEX) approximation and further of the constant screening approach, where variations of the screened Coulomb potential W upon small changes of the atomic positions along the vibrational eigenmodes are neglected. We find this latter approximation to be the most reliable, whereas the static COHSEX ansatz leads to substantial errors. Our conclusions are validated in a few paradigmatic cases: diamond, graphene and the C60 fullerene. These findings open the way f...
On the Peterlin approximation for turbulent flows of polymer solutions
Dario Vincenzi; Prasad Perlekar; Luca Biferale; Federico Toschi
2015-05-26T23:59:59.000Z
We study the impact of the Peterlin approximation on the statistics of the end-to-end separation of poly- mers in a turbulent flow. The FENE and FENE-P models are numerically integrated along a large number of Lagrangian trajectories resulting from a direct numerical simulation of three-dimensional homogeneous isotropic turbulence. Although the FENE-P model yields results in qualitative agreement with those of the FENE model, quantitative differences emerge. The steady-state probability of large extensions is overesti- mated by the FENE-P model. The alignment of polymers with the eigenvectors of the rate-of-strain tensor and with the direction of vorticity is weaker when the Peterlin approximation is used. At large Weissenberg numbers, both the correlation times of the extension and of the orientation of polymers are underestimated by the FENE-P model.
On the Peterlin approximation for turbulent flows of polymer solutions
Vincenzi, Dario; Biferale, Luca; Toschi, Federico
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We study the impact of the Peterlin approximation on the statistics of the end-to-end separation of poly- mers in a turbulent flow. The FENE and FENE-P models are numerically integrated along a large number of Lagrangian trajectories resulting from a direct numerical simulation of three-dimensional homogeneous isotropic turbulence. Although the FENE-P model yields results in qualitative agreement with those of the FENE model, quantitative differences emerge. The steady-state probability of large extensions is overesti- mated by the FENE-P model. The alignment of polymers with the eigenvectors of the rate-of-strain tensor and with the direction of vorticity is weaker when the Peterlin approximation is used. At large Weissenberg numbers, both the correlation times of the extension and of the orientation of polymers are underestimated by the FENE-P model.
Studies in Interpolation and Approximation of Multivariate Bandlimited Functions
Bailey, Benjamin Aaron
2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z
&M University in partial ful llment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved by: Co-Chairs of Committee, Thomas Schlumprecht N. Sivakumar Committee Members, Joel Zinn William Johnson Fred Dahm Head of Department, Albert...{Chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr. Thomas Schlumprecht Dr. N. Sivakumar The focus of this dissertation is the interpolation and approximation of multi- variate bandlimited functions via sampled (function) values. The rst set of results investigates polynomial...
New Algorithms for Finding Approximate Frequent Item Sets
Berthold, Michael R.
New Algorithms for Finding Approximate Frequent Item Sets Christian Borgelt1 , Christian Braune1,2 , Tobias KÂ¨otter3 and Sonja GrÂ¨un4,5 1 European Centre for Soft Computing c/ Gonzalo GutiÂ´errez QuirÂ´os s/n.borgelt@softcomputing.es, christian.braune@st.ovgu.de, tobias.koetter@uni-konstanz.de, s.gruen@fz-juelich.de Abstract. In standard
Denoising MR Spectroscopic Imaging Data with Low-Rank Approximations
Do, Minh N.
1 Denoising MR Spectroscopic Imaging Data with Low-Rank Approximations Hien M. Nguyen, Member, IEEE- temporal imaging data as well. Index Terms--MR spectroscopy, MR spectroscopic imaging, denoising, low spectroscopic (MRS) signal in (k, t)-space can be expressed as s(k, t) = (r, f)e-i2k·r e-i2ft drdf + (k, t), (1
Product-state Approximations to Quantum Ground States
Fernando G. S. L. Brandão; Aram W. Harrow
2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
The local Hamiltonian problem consists of estimating the ground-state energy (given by the minimum eigenvalue) of a local quantum Hamiltonian. First, we show the existence of a good product-state approximation for the ground-state energy of 2-local Hamiltonians with one or more of the following properties: (1) high degree, (2) small expansion, or (3) a ground state with sublinear entanglement with respect to some partition into small pieces. The approximation based on degree is a surprising difference between quantum Hamiltonians and classical CSPs (constraint satisfaction problems), since in the classical setting, higher degree is usually associated with harder CSPs. The approximation based on low entanglement, in turn, was previously known only in the regime where the entanglement was close to zero. Since the existence of a low-energy product state can be checked in NP, the result implies that any Hamiltonian used for a quantum PCP theorem should have: (1) constant degree, (2) constant expansion, (3) a "volume law" for entanglement with respect to any partition into small parts. Second, we show that in several cases, good product-state approximations not only exist, but can be found in polynomial time: (1) 2-local Hamiltonians on any planar graph, solving an open problem of Bansal, Bravyi, and Terhal, (2) dense k-local Hamiltonians for any constant k, solving an open problem of Gharibian and Kempe, and (3) 2-local Hamiltonians on graphs with low threshold rank, via a quantum generalization of a recent result of Barak, Raghavendra and Steurer. Our work introduces two new tools which may be of independent interest. First, we prove a new quantum version of the de Finetti theorem which does not require the usual assumption of symmetry. Second, we describe a way to analyze the application of the Lasserre/Parrilo SDP hierarchy to local quantum Hamiltonians.
Crystallization of polyethylene by modified weighted density approximation(MWDA)
Razeghizadeh, Alireza; Lavafpour, Farhad
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this article, we use the modified weighted density approximation to study the crystallization of polyethylene. We also use a direct correlation function of polyethylene based on RISM theory. The free energy of a polyethylene is calculated using density functional theory. The crystallization and solid and liquid density are calculated and finally compared with the prism simulation and experimental results. That shown the result obtained by MWDA is in better agreement, compared with the experimental result than the prism.
Crystallization of polyethylene by modified weighted density approximation(MWDA)
Alireza Razeghizadeh; Vahdat Rafee; Farhad Lavafpour
2015-02-07T23:59:59.000Z
In this article, we use the modified weighted density approximation to study the crystallization of polyethylene. We also use a direct correlation function of polyethylene based on RISM theory. The free energy of a polyethylene is calculated using density functional theory. The crystallization and solid and liquid density are calculated and finally compared with the prism simulation and experimental results. That shown the result obtained by MWDA is in better agreement, compared with the experimental result than the prism.
Solar Energy Education. Renewable energy: a background text. [Includes glossary
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1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Some of the most common forms of renewable energy are presented in this textbook for students. The topics include solar energy, wind power hydroelectric power, biomass ocean thermal energy, and tidal and geothermal energy. The main emphasis of the text is on the sun and the solar energy that it yields. Discussions on the sun's composition and the relationship between the earth, sun and atmosphere are provided. Insolation, active and passive solar systems, and solar collectors are the subtopics included under solar energy. (BCS)
Metal vapor laser including hot electrodes and integral wick
Ault, Earl R. (Livermore, CA); Alger, Terry W. (Tracy, CA)
1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A metal vapor laser, specifically one utilizing copper vapor, is disclosed herein. This laser utilizes a plasma tube assembly including a thermally insulated plasma tube containing a specific metal, e.g., copper, and a buffer gas therein. The laser also utilizes means including hot electrodes located at opposite ends of the plasma tube for electrically exciting the metal vapor and heating its interior to a sufficiently high temperature to cause the metal contained therein to vaporize and for subjecting the vapor to an electrical discharge excitation in order to lase. The laser also utilizes external wicking arrangements, that is, wicking arrangements located outside the plasma tube.
Metal vapor laser including hot electrodes and integral wick
Ault, E.R.; Alger, T.W.
1995-03-07T23:59:59.000Z
A metal vapor laser, specifically one utilizing copper vapor, is disclosed herein. This laser utilizes a plasma tube assembly including a thermally insulated plasma tube containing a specific metal, e.g., copper, and a buffer gas therein. The laser also utilizes means including hot electrodes located at opposite ends of the plasma tube for electrically exciting the metal vapor and heating its interior to a sufficiently high temperature to cause the metal contained therein to vaporize and for subjecting the vapor to an electrical discharge excitation in order to lase. The laser also utilizes external wicking arrangements, that is, wicking arrangements located outside the plasma tube. 5 figs.
Watson Library enhancements to include new service desk
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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Thin film solar cell including a spatially modulated intrinsic layer
Guha, Subhendu (Troy, MI); Yang, Chi-Chung (Troy, MI); Ovshinsky, Stanford R. (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
1989-03-28T23:59:59.000Z
One or more thin film solar cells in which the intrinsic layer of substantially amorphous semiconductor alloy material thereof includes at least a first band gap portion and a narrower band gap portion. The band gap of the intrinsic layer is spatially graded through a portion of the bulk thickness, said graded portion including a region removed from the intrinsic layer-dopant layer interfaces. The band gap of the intrinsic layer is always less than the band gap of the doped layers. The gradation of the intrinsic layer is effected such that the open circuit voltage and/or the fill factor of the one or plural solar cell structure is enhanced.
Including environmental concerns in management strategies for depleted uranium hexafluoride
Goldberg, M. [Argonne National Laboratory, Washington, DC (United States); Avci, H.I. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Bradley, C.E. [USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
One of the major programs within the Office of Nuclear Energy, Science, and Technology of the US Department of Energy (DOE) is the depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF{sub 6}) management program. The program is intended to find a long-term management strategy for the DUF{sub 6} that is currently stored in approximately 46,400 cylinders at Paducah, KY; Portsmouth, OH; and Oak Ridge, TN, USA. The program has four major components: technology assessment, engineering analysis, cost analysis, and the environmental impact statement (EIS). From the beginning of the program, the DOE has incorporated the environmental considerations into the process of strategy selection. Currently, the DOE has no preferred alternative. The results of the environmental impacts assessment from the EIS, as well as the results from the other components of the program, will be factored into the strategy selection process. In addition to the DOE`s current management plan, other alternatives continued storage, reuse, or disposal of depleted uranium, will be considered in the EIS. The EIS is expected to be completed and issued in its final form in the fall of 1997.
The periodic standing-wave approximation: post-Minkowski computation
Christopher Beetle; Benjamin Bromley; Napoleón Hernández; Richard H. Price
2007-08-08T23:59:59.000Z
The periodic standing wave method studies circular orbits of compact objects coupled to helically symmetric standing wave gravitational fields. From this solution an approximation is extracted for the strong field, slowly inspiralling motion of black holes and binary stars. Previous work on this model has dealt with nonlinear scalar models, and with linearized general relativity. Here we present the results of the method for the post-Minkowski (PM) approximation to general relativity, the first step beyond linearized gravity. We compute the PM approximation in two ways: first, via the standard approach of computing linearized gravitational fields and constructing from them quadratic driving sources for second-order fields, and second, by solving the second-order equations as an ``exact'' nonlinear system. The results of these computations have two distinct applications: (i) The computational infrastructure for the ``exact'' PM solution will be directly applicable to full general relativity. (ii) The results will allow us to begin supplying initial data to collaborators running general relativistic evolution codes.
Generalized random phase approximation of soft-matter systems
Derek Frydel
2015-07-30T23:59:59.000Z
A general RPA approximation is developed within the liquid-state formalism as a systematic first step beyond the mean-field and toward a more realistic description of the weak-coupling regime. The resulting RPA is self-consistent and, in principle, valid for arbitrary particle interactions. RPA is introduced into the liquid-state framework via adiabatic connection -- by adiabatically switching on the particle interactions while keeping the particle density fixed at its physical value by means of an auxiliary external potential. Correlational free energy Fc involves a coupling-strength integral $\\int_0^1d{\\lambda}\\,h_{\\lambda}({\\bf r},{\\bf r}')$, where a correlation function of a fictitious system, $h_{\\lambda}({\\bf r},{\\bf r}')$, is obtained from the Ornstein-Zernike equation and an appropriate closure relation. The closure $c_{\\lambda}({\\bf r},{\\bf r}')=-\\beta\\lambda u({\\bf r},{\\bf r}')$ yields the RPA approximation. The coupling constant integral within Fc can alternatively be expressed as a summation of ring diagrams to infinite order, a known feature of RPA. The ring series can, in turn, be linked to a functional determinant known to be a solution of a Gaussian integral, therefore, connecting the RPA to the Gaussian type of an approximation.
Optimal Energy Management Strategy including Battery Health through Thermal
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
Optimal Energy Management Strategy including Battery Health through Thermal Management for Hybrid: Energy management strategy, Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, Li-ion battery aging, thermal management, Pontryagin's Minimum Principle. 1. INTRODUCTION The interest for energy management strategy (EMS) of Hybrid
Major initiatives in materials research at Western include
Christensen, Dan
, and the growth and formation of new materials. Western is a leader in the study of the interactions of radiationMajor initiatives in materials research at Western include Surface Science Western, Interface of the wide range of materials and biomaterials research within the Faculty of Science and across Western
Perhaps federal research grants can include infrastructure costs.
Sur, Mriganka
Perhaps federal research grants can include infrastructure costs. There are signs to find favour in China, a country beset by similar problems. The particular structure of Indian science and healthystart-uppackages. The government could contribute to these costs. 487 NATURE|Vol 436|28 July 2005
cDNA encoding a polypeptide including a hevein sequence
Raikhel, N.V.; Broekaert, W.F.; Namhai Chua; Kush, A.
1993-02-16T23:59:59.000Z
A cDNA clone (HEV1) encoding hevein was isolated via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using mixed oligonucleotides corresponding to two regions of hevein as primers and a Hevea brasiliensis latex cDNA library as a template. HEV1 is 1,018 nucleotides long and includes an open reading frame of 204 amino acids.
DYNAMIC MODELLING OF AUTONOMOUS POWER SYSTEMS INCLUDING RENEWABLE POWER SOURCES.
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
DYNAMIC MODELLING OF AUTONOMOUS POWER SYSTEMS INCLUDING RENEWABLE POWER SOURCES. ABSTRACT The use of renewable energies for electricity production presents a growing interest, especially in autonomous power production imposes several difficulties to the power system operation when penetration is high. Here, a model
Thermal Unit Commitment Including Optimal AC Power Flow Constraints
Thermal Unit Commitment Including Optimal AC Power Flow Constraints Carlos Murillo{Sanchez Robert J algorithm for unit commitment that employs a Lagrange relaxation technique with a new augmentation. This framework allows the possibility of committing units that are required for the VArs that they can produce
Applied Linguistics Department Curriculum for the IEP Including Curriculum Summary
Weaver, Adam Lee
Applied Linguistics Department Curriculum for the IEP Including Curriculum Summary 1 C-1-2 Curriculum for the IEP (as described in CEA Curriculum Standards) I. General Curriculum Philosophy a topics, and global issues. b. Skills Development: The IEP curriculum offers courses that provide skills
Free Energy Efficiency Kit includes CFL light bulbs,
Rose, Annkatrin
Free Energy Efficiency Kit Kit includes CFL light bulbs, spray foam, low-flow shower head, and more for discounted energy assessments. FREE HOME ENERGY EFFICIENCY SEMINAR N e w R i ver L i g ht & Pow e r a n d W! Building Science 101 Presentation BPI Certified Building Professionals will present home energy efficiency
1 INTRODUCTION A typical flexible pavement system includes four
Zornberg, Jorge G.
1 INTRODUCTION A typical flexible pavement system includes four distinct layers: asphalt concrete course in order to reduce costs or to minimize capil- lary action under the pavement. Figure 1: Cross-section of flexible pavement system (Muench 2006) Pavement distress may occur due to either traffic or environmental
HTS Conductor Design Issues Including Quench and Stability,
HTS Conductor Design Issues Including Quench and Stability, AC Losses, and Fault Currents M. J objective and technical approach · The purpose of this collaborative R&D project is an investigation of HTS conductor design optimization with emphasis on stability and protection issues for YBCO wires and coils
Como, Giacomo
Automating efficiency-targeted approximations in modelling and simulation tools: dynamic decoupling (classical) efficiency-targeted approximation tech- niques, within a unified framework. Some application
Solar Energy Education. Reader, Part II. Sun story. [Includes glossary]
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Conversion of geothermal waste to commercial products including silica
Premuzic, Eugene T. (East Moriches, NY); Lin, Mow S. (Rocky Point, NY)
2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A process for the treatment of geothermal residue includes contacting the pigmented amorphous silica-containing component with a depigmenting reagent one or more times to depigment the silica and produce a mixture containing depigmented amorphous silica and depigmenting reagent containing pigment material; separating the depigmented amorphous silica and from the depigmenting reagent to yield depigmented amorphous silica. Before or after the depigmenting contacting, the geothermal residue or depigmented silica can be treated with a metal solubilizing agent to produce another mixture containing pigmented or unpigmented amorphous silica-containing component and a solubilized metal-containing component; separating these components from each other to produce an amorphous silica product substantially devoid of metals and at least partially devoid of pigment. The amorphous silica product can be neutralized and thereafter dried at a temperature from about 25.degree. C. to 300.degree. C. The morphology of the silica product can be varied through the process conditions including sequence contacting steps, pH of depigmenting reagent, neutralization and drying conditions to tailor the amorphous silica for commercial use in products including filler for paint, paper, rubber and polymers, and chromatographic material.
On the Asymptotic Analysis of Average Interference Power Generated by a Wireless Sensor Network
Yanikomeroglu, Halim
was supported by Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. GHz at six locations including the New York City [5
Dark Energy Regulation with Approximate Emergent Conformal Symmetry
Yongsung Yoon
2013-08-28T23:59:59.000Z
A cosmic potential which can relax the vacuum energy is proposed in a framework of scalar-tensor gravity. In the phase of the gravity scalar field around the evolution with an approximate emergent conformal symmetry, we have obtained a set of cosmological equations with the dark energy regulated to the order of a conformal anomaly parameter. Through a role of the cosmic potential, the vacuum energy which could be generated in matter Lagrangian does not contribute to the dark energy in the phase.
Breakdown of the Dipole Approximation in Strong-Field Ionization
A. Ludwig; J. Maurer; B. W. Mayer; C. R. Phillips; L. Gallmann; U. Keller
2014-10-02T23:59:59.000Z
We report the breakdown of the electric dipole approximation in the long-wavelength limit in strong-field ionization with linearly polarized few-cycle mid-infrared laser pulses at intensities on the order of 10$^{13}$ W/cm$^2$. Photoelectron momentum distributions were recorded by velocity map imaging and projected onto the beam propagation axis. We observe an increasing shift of the peak of this projection opposite to the beam propagation direction with increasing laser intensities. From a comparison with semi-classical simulations, we identify the combined action of the magnetic field of the laser pulse and the Coulomb potential as origin of our observations.
Invariant-based pulse engineering without rotating wave approximation
S. Ibáñez; Yi-Chao Li; Xi Chen; J. G. Muga
2015-07-02T23:59:59.000Z
We inverse engineer realizable time-dependent semiclassical pulses to invert or manipulate a two- level system faster than adiabatically when the rotating-wave approximation cannot be applied. Different inversion routes, based on a counterdiabatic approach or invariants, lead quite generally to singular fields. Making use of the relation between the invariants of motion and the Hamiltonian, and canceling the troublesome singularities, an inversion scheme is put forward for the regime in which the pulse spans few oscillations. For many oscillations an alternative numerical minimization method is proposed and demonstrated.
Analytical Approximation for 2-D Nonlinear Periodic Deep Water Waves
Saleh Tanveer
2013-09-20T23:59:59.000Z
A recently developed method has been extended to a nonlocal equation arising in steady water wave propagation in two dimensions. We obtain analyic approximation of steady water wave solution in two dimensions with rigorous error bounds for a set of parameter values that correspond to heights slightly smaller than the critical. The wave shapes are shown to be analytic. The method presented in quite general and does not assume smallness of wave height or steepness and can be readily extended to other interfacial problems involving Laplace's equation.
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Composite material including nanocrystals and methods of making
Bawendi, Moungi G. (Boston, MA); Sundar, Vikram C. (New York, NY)
2008-02-05T23:59:59.000Z
Temperature-sensing compositions can include an inorganic material, such as a semiconductor nanocrystal. The nanocrystal can be a dependable and accurate indicator of temperature. The intensity of emission of the nanocrystal varies with temperature and can be highly sensitive to surface temperature. The nanocrystals can be processed with a binder to form a matrix, which can be varied by altering the chemical nature of the surface of the nanocrystal. A nanocrystal with a compatibilizing outer layer can be incorporated into a coating formulation and retain its temperature sensitive emissive properties
Composite armor, armor system and vehicle including armor system
Chu, Henry S.; Jones, Warren F.; Lacy, Jeffrey M.; Thinnes, Gary L.
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Composite armor panels are disclosed. Each panel comprises a plurality of functional layers comprising at least an outermost layer, an intermediate layer and a base layer. An armor system incorporating armor panels is also disclosed. Armor panels are mounted on carriages movably secured to adjacent rails of a rail system. Each panel may be moved on its associated rail and into partially overlapping relationship with another panel on an adjacent rail for protection against incoming ordnance from various directions. The rail system may be configured as at least a part of a ring, and be disposed about a hatch on a vehicle. Vehicles including an armor system are also disclosed.
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Bawendi, Moungi G.; Sundar, Vikram C.
2010-04-06T23:59:59.000Z
Temperature-sensing compositions can include an inorganic material, such as a semiconductor nanocrystal. The nanocrystal can be a dependable and accurate indicator of temperature. The intensity of emission of the nanocrystal varies with temperature and can be highly sensitive to surface temperature. The nanocrystals can be processed with a binder to form a matrix, which can be varied by altering the chemical nature of the surface of the nanocrystal. A nanocrystal with a compatibilizing outer layer can be incorporated into a coating formulation and retain its temperature sensitive emissive properties.
A coke oven model including thermal decomposition kinetics of tar
Munekane, Fuminori; Yamaguchi, Yukio [Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., Yokohama (Japan); Tanioka, Seiichi [Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., Sakaide (Japan)
1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
A new one-dimensional coke oven model has been developed for simulating the amount and the characteristics of by-products such as tar and gas as well as coke. This model consists of both heat transfer and chemical kinetics including thermal decomposition of coal and tar. The chemical kinetics constants are obtained by estimation based on the results of experiments conducted to investigate the thermal decomposition of both coal and tar. The calculation results using the new model are in good agreement with experimental ones.
cDNA encoding a polypeptide including a hevein sequence
Raikhel, Natasha V. (Okemos, MI); Broekaert, Willem F. (Dilbeek, BE); Chua, Nam-Hai (Scarsdale, NY); Kush, Anil (New York, NY)
1993-02-16T23:59:59.000Z
A cDNA clone (HEV1) encoding hevein was isolated via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using mixed oligonucleotides corresponding to two regions of hevein as primers and a Hevea brasiliensis latex cDNA library as a template. HEV1 is 1018 nucleotides long and includes an open reading frame of 204 amino acids. The deduced amino acid sequence contains a pu GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This application was funded under Department of Energy Contract DE-AC02-76ER01338. The U.S. Government has certain rights under this application and any patent issuing thereon.
Hardness of Approximate Hypergraph Coloring Venkatesan Guruswami Johan Hastad y Madhu Sudan z
Guruswami, Venkatesan
Hardness of Approximate Hypergraph Coloring Venkatesan Guruswami #3; Johan HÅ¡astad y Madhu Sudan #3
Communication: Random phase approximation renormalized many-body perturbation theory
Bates, Jefferson E.; Furche, Filipp, E-mail: filipp.furche@uci.edu [Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, 1102 Natural Sciences II, Irvine, California 92697-2025 (United States)] [Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, 1102 Natural Sciences II, Irvine, California 92697-2025 (United States)
2013-11-07T23:59:59.000Z
We derive a renormalized many-body perturbation theory (MBPT) starting from the random phase approximation (RPA). This RPA-renormalized perturbation theory extends the scope of single-reference MBPT methods to small-gap systems without significantly increasing the computational cost. The leading correction to RPA, termed the approximate exchange kernel (AXK), substantially improves upon RPA atomization energies and ionization potentials without affecting other properties such as barrier heights where RPA is already accurate. Thus, AXK is more balanced than second-order screened exchange [A. Grüneis et al., J. Chem. Phys. 131, 154115 (2009)], which tends to overcorrect RPA for systems with stronger static correlation. Similarly, AXK avoids the divergence of second-order Møller-Plesset (MP2) theory for small gap systems and delivers a much more consistent performance than MP2 across the periodic table at comparable cost. RPA+AXK thus is an accurate, non-empirical, and robust tool to assess and improve semi-local density functional theory for a wide range of systems previously inaccessible to first-principles electronic structure calculations.
1.85 Approximation for Min-Power Strong Connectivity
Calinescu, Gruia
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Given a directed simple graph G=(V,E) and a nonnegative-valued cost function the power of a vertex u in a directed spanning subgraph H is given by the maximum cost of an arcs of H exiting u. The power of H is the sum of the power of its vertices. Power Assignment seeks to minimize the power of H while H satisfies some connectivity constraint. In this paper, we assume E is bidirected (for every directed edge e in E, the opposite edge exists and has the same cost), while H is required to be strongly connected. This is the original power assignment problem introduced by Chen and Huang in 1989, who proved that bidirected minimum spanning tree has approximation ratio at most 2 (this is tight). In Approx 2010, we introduced a Greedy approximation algorithm and claimed a ratio of 1.992. Here we improve the analysis to 1.85. The proof also shows that a natural linear programming relaxation, introduced by us in 2012, has the same 1.85 integrality gap.
Approximation Algorithms for Wireless Link Scheduling with Flexible Data Rates
Kesselheim, Thomas
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We consider scheduling problems in wireless networks with respect to flexible data rates. That is, more or less data can be transmitted per time depending on the signal quality, which is determined by the signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR). Each wireless link has a utility function mapping SINR values to the respective data rates. We have to decide which transmissions are performed simultaneously and (depending on the problem variant) also which transmission powers are used. In the capacity-maximization problem, one strives to maximize the overall network throughput, i.e., the summed utility of all links. For arbitrary utility functions (not necessarily continuous ones), we present an O(log n)-approximation when having n communication requests. This algorithm is built on a constant-factor approximation for the special case of the respective problem where utility functions only consist of a single step. In other words, each link has an individual threshold and we aim at maximizing the number of lin...
Community Assessment Tool for Public Health Emergencies Including Pandemic Influenza
ORAU's Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education (HCTT-CHE)
2011-04-14T23:59:59.000Z
The Community Assessment Tool (CAT) for Public Health Emergencies Including Pandemic Influenza (hereafter referred to as the CAT) was developed as a result of feedback received from several communities. These communities participated in workshops focused on influenza pandemic planning and response. The 2008 through 2011 workshops were sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Feedback during those workshops indicated the need for a tool that a community can use to assess its readiness for a disaster - readiness from a total healthcare perspective, not just hospitals, but the whole healthcare system. The CAT intends to do just that - help strengthen existing preparedness plans by allowing the healthcare system and other agencies to work together during an influenza pandemic. It helps reveal each core agency partners (sectors) capabilities and resources, and highlights cases of the same vendors being used for resource supplies (e.g., personal protective equipment [PPE] and oxygen) by the partners (e.g., public health departments, clinics, or hospitals). The CAT also addresses gaps in the community's capabilities or potential shortages in resources. This tool has been reviewed by a variety of key subject matter experts from federal, state, and local agencies and organizations. It also has been piloted with various communities that consist of different population sizes, to include large urban to small rural communities.
Solving The High Energy Evolution Equation Including Running Coupling Corrections
Javier L. Albacete; Yuri V. Kovchegov
2007-06-22T23:59:59.000Z
We study the solution of the nonlinear BK evolution equation with the recently calculated running coupling corrections [hep-ph/0609105, hep-ph/0609090]. Performing a numerical solution we confirm the earlier result of [hep-ph/0408216] that the high energy evolution with the running coupling leads to a universal scaling behavior for the dipole scattering amplitude. The running coupling corrections calculated recently significantly change the shape of the scaling function as compared to the fixed coupling case leading to a considerable increase in the anomalous dimension and to a slow-down of the evolution with rapidity. The difference between the two recent calculations is due to an extra contribution to the evolution kernel, referred to as the subtraction term, which arises when running coupling corrections are included. These subtraction terms were neglected in both recent calculations. We evaluate numerically the subtraction terms for both calculations, and demonstrate that when the subtraction terms are added back to the evolution kernels obtained in the two works the resulting dipole amplitudes agree with each other! We then use the complete running coupling kernel including the subtraction term to find the numerical solution of the resulting full non-linear evolution equation with the running coupling corrections. Again the scaling regime is recovered at very large rapidity.
Takahiko Matsubara; Ayako Yoshisato; Masahiro Morikawa
1997-08-17T23:59:59.000Z
Among several analytic approximations for the growth of density fluctuations in the expanding Universe, Zel'dovich approximation in Lagrangian coordinate scheme is known to be unusually accurate even in mildly non-linear regime. This approximation is very similar to the Pad\\'e approximation in appearance. We first establish, however, that these two are actually different and independent approximations with each other by using a model of spheroidal mass collapse. Then we propose Pad\\'e-prescribed Zel'dovich-type approximations and demonstrate, within this model, that they are much accurate than any other known nonlinear approximations.
Bird, A.F.; Chu, K.S.
1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
Saudi ARAMCO`s two 60in./56in. (1524/1422 mm) diameter Seawater Injection Pipelines used for secondary oil recovery stretch from the Seawater Treatment Plant across the Arabian Desert for a distance of approximately 100 kilometers. Both lines were put into operation in mid 1978 using over the ditch Plicoflex tape wrap as a means of protection against external corrosion. A significant portion of both pipelines (32 km of each line) runs through Subkha (salty moist) areas. A series of test hole evaluations in 1989 indicated moderate to sever external corrosion particularly in Subkha which necessitated sleeving and external coating application. In 1991 a series of leaks, four (4) in total over a period of two (2) months occurred in Pipeline {number_sign}2 due to external corrosion. This suggested that the line(s) were in urgent need of at least partial replacement or major rehabilitation. Prior to making a final decision on partial replacement it was decided to run an Intelligent Scraper in both pipelines to ascertain both internal and external pipeline conditions. An Ultrasonic Scraper the largest of it`s kind in the world, similar to what was used in the Alyeska Pipeline was developed and successfully run in both pipelines in February 1993. This paper discusses the pipeline history, test hole evaluations, Intelligent Scraping experiences, field evaluation for anomaly verification, and repair of approximately 120 locations as identified by the Intelligent Scraping run. The Intelligent Scraping evaluation played a major role in the cancellation of partial pipeline replacement with cost savings estimated $30 MM.
Treuille, Adrien
)-approximate with O(log4 n) congestion. This translates back to a O(log4+3 n)-approximation for the multicast energy-minimization)-approximate with O(log12 n) congestion, which translates back to a O(log12+5 n)-approximation for the unicast energy-minimizationCluster Before You Hallucinate: Approximating Node-Capacitated Network Design and Energy Efficient
Improving Planck calibration by including frequency-dependent relativistic corrections
Quartin, Miguel
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Planck satellite detectors are calibrated in the 2015 release using the "orbital dipole", which is the time-dependent dipole generated by the Doppler effect due to the motion of the satellite around the Sun. Such an effect has also relativistic time-dependent corrections of relative magnitude 10^(-3), due to coupling with the "solar dipole" (the motion of the Sun compared to the CMB rest frame), which are included in the data calibration by the Planck collaboration. We point out that such corrections are subject to a frequency-dependent multiplicative factor. This factor differs from unity especially at the highest frequencies, relevant for the HFI instrument. Since currently Planck calibration errors are dominated by systematics, to the point that polarization data is currently unreliable at large scales, such a correction can in principle be highly relevant for future data releases.
Copper laser modulator driving assembly including a magnetic compression laser
Cook, Edward G. (Livermore, CA); Birx, Daniel L. (Oakley, CA); Ball, Don G. (Livermore, CA)
1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A laser modulator (10) having a low voltage assembly (12) with a plurality of low voltage modules (14) with first stage magnetic compression circuits (20) and magnetic assist inductors (28) with a common core (91), such that timing of the first stage magnetic switches (30b) is thereby synchronized. A bipolar second stage of magnetic compression (42) is coupled to the low voltage modules (14) through a bipolar pulse transformer (36) and a third stage of magnetic compression (44) is directly coupled to the second stage of magnetic compression (42). The low voltage assembly (12) includes pressurized boxes (117) for improving voltage standoff between the primary winding assemblies (34) and secondary winding (40) contained therein.
Pulse transmission transmitter including a higher order time derivate filter
Dress, Jr., William B.; Smith, Stephen F.
2003-09-23T23:59:59.000Z
Systems and methods for pulse-transmission low-power communication modes are disclosed. A pulse transmission transmitter includes: a clock; a pseudorandom polynomial generator coupled to the clock, the pseudorandom polynomial generator having a polynomial load input; an exclusive-OR gate coupled to the pseudorandom polynomial generator, the exclusive-OR gate having a serial data input; a programmable delay circuit coupled to both the clock and the exclusive-OR gate; a pulse generator coupled to the programmable delay circuit; and a higher order time derivative filter coupled to the pulse generator. The systems and methods significantly reduce lower-frequency emissions from pulse transmission spread-spectrum communication modes, which reduces potentially harmful interference to existing radio frequency services and users and also simultaneously permit transmission of multiple data bits by utilizing specific pulse shapes.
Hydraulic engine valve actuation system including independent feedback control
Marriott, Craig D
2013-06-04T23:59:59.000Z
A hydraulic valve actuation assembly may include a housing, a piston, a supply control valve, a closing control valve, and an opening control valve. The housing may define a first fluid chamber, a second fluid chamber, and a third fluid chamber. The piston may be axially secured to an engine valve and located within the first, second and third fluid chambers. The supply control valve may control a hydraulic fluid supply to the piston. The closing control valve may be located between the supply control valve and the second fluid chamber and may control fluid flow from the second fluid chamber to the supply control valve. The opening control valve may be located between the supply control valve and the second fluid chamber and may control fluid flow from the supply control valve to the second fluid chamber.
Actuator assembly including a single axis of rotation locking member
Quitmeyer, James N.; Benson, Dwayne M.; Geck, Kellan P.
2009-12-08T23:59:59.000Z
An actuator assembly including an actuator housing assembly and a single axis of rotation locking member fixedly attached to a portion of the actuator housing assembly and an external mounting structure. The single axis of rotation locking member restricting rotational movement of the actuator housing assembly about at least one axis. The single axis of rotation locking member is coupled at a first end to the actuator housing assembly about a Y axis and at a 90.degree. angle to an X and Z axis providing rotation of the actuator housing assembly about the Y axis. The single axis of rotation locking member is coupled at a second end to a mounting structure, and more particularly a mounting pin, about an X axis and at a 90.degree. angle to a Y and Z axis providing rotation of the actuator housing assembly about the X axis. The actuator assembly is thereby restricted from rotation about the Z axis.
Fuel cell repeater unit including frame and separator plate
Yamanis, Jean; Hawkes, Justin R; Chiapetta, Jr., Louis; Bird, Connie E; Sun, Ellen Y; Croteau, Paul F
2013-11-05T23:59:59.000Z
An example fuel cell repeater includes a separator plate and a frame establishing at least a portion of a flow path that is operative to communicate fuel to or from at least one fuel cell held by the frame relative to the separator plate. The flow path has a perimeter and any fuel within the perimeter flow across the at least one fuel cell in a first direction. The separator plate, the frame, or both establish at least one conduit positioned outside the flow path perimeter. The conduit is outside of the flow path perimeter and is configured to direct flow in a second, different direction. The conduit is fluidly coupled with the flow path.
Electra-optical device including a nitrogen containing electrolyte
Bates, John B. (Oak Ridge, TN); Dudney, Nancy J. (Knoxville, TN); Gruzalski, Greg R. (Oak Ridge, TN); Luck, Christopher F. (Knoxville, TN)
1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Described is a thin-film battery, especially a thin-film microbattery, and a method for making same having application as a backup or primary integrated power source for electronic devices. The battery includes a novel electrolyte which is electrochemically stable and does not react with the lithium anode and a novel vanadium oxide cathode Configured as a microbattery, the battery can be fabricated directly onto a semiconductor chip, onto the semiconductor die or onto any portion of the chip carrier. The battery can be fabricated to any specified size or shape to meet the requirements of a particular application. The battery is fabricated of solid state materials and is capable of operation between -15.degree. C. and 150.degree. C.
A Case for Including Transactions in OpenMP
Wong, M; Bihari, B L; de Supinski, B R; Wu, P; Michael, M; Liu, Y; Chen, W
2010-01-25T23:59:59.000Z
Transactional Memory (TM) has received significant attention recently as a mechanism to reduce the complexity of shared memory programming. We explore the potential of TM to improve OpenMP applications. We combine a software TM (STM) system to support transactions with an OpenMP implementation to start thread teams and provide task and loop-level parallelization. We apply this system to two application scenarios that reflect realistic TM use cases. Our results with this system demonstrate that even with the relatively high overheads of STM, transactions can outperform OpenMP critical sections by 10%. Overall, our study demonstrates that extending OpenMP to include transactions would ease programming effort while allowing improved performance.
Including stereoscopic information in the reconstruction of coronal magnetic fields
T. Wiegelmann; T. Neukirch
2008-01-23T23:59:59.000Z
We present a method to include stereoscopic information about the three dimensional structure of flux tubes into the reconstruction of the coronal magnetic field. Due to the low plasma beta in the corona we can assume a force free magnetic field, with the current density parallel to the magnetic field lines. Here we use linear force free fields for simplicity. The method uses the line of sight magnetic field on the photosphere as observational input. The value of $\\alpha$ is determined iteratively by comparing the reconstructed magnetic field with the observed structures. The final configuration is the optimal linear force solution constrained by both the photospheric magnetogram and the observed plasma structures. As an example we apply our method to SOHO MDI/EIT data of an active region. In the future it is planned to apply the method to analyse data from the SECCHI instrument aboard the STEREO mission.
Protoplanetary disks including radiative feedback from accreting planets
Montesinos, Matias; Perez, Sebastian; Baruteau, Clement; Casassus, Simon
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
While recent observational progress is converging on the detection of compact regions of thermal emission due to embedded protoplanets, further theoretical predictions are needed to understand the response of a protoplanetary disk to the planet formation radiative feedback. This is particularly important to make predictions for the observability of circumplanetary regions. In this work we use 2D hydrodynamical simulations to examine the evolution of a viscous protoplanetary disk in which a luminous Jupiter-mass planet is embedded. We use an energy equation which includes the radiative heating of the planet as an additional mechanism for planet formation feedback. Several models are computed for planet luminosities ranging from $10^{-5}$ to $10^{-3}$ Solar luminosities. We find that the planet radiative feedback enhances the disk's accretion rate at the planet's orbital radius, producing a hotter and more luminous environement around the planet, independently of the prescription used to model the disk's turbul...
Electra-optical device including a nitrogen containing electrolyte
Bates, J.B.; Dudney, N.J.; Gruzalski, G.R.; Luck, C.F.
1995-10-03T23:59:59.000Z
Described is a thin-film battery, especially a thin-film microbattery, and a method for making same having application as a backup or primary integrated power source for electronic devices. The battery includes a novel electrolyte which is electrochemically stable and does not react with the lithium anode and a novel vanadium oxide cathode. Configured as a microbattery, the battery can be fabricated directly onto a semiconductor chip, onto the semiconductor die or onto any portion of the chip carrier. The battery can be fabricated to any specified size or shape to meet the requirements of a particular application. The battery is fabricated of solid state materials and is capable of operation between {minus}15 C and 150 C.
Approximate Weighted Matching On Emerging Manycore and Multithreaded Architectures
Halappanavar, Mahantesh; Feo, John T.; Villa, Oreste; Tumeo, Antonino; Pothen, Alex
2012-11-30T23:59:59.000Z
Graph matching is a prototypical combinatorial problem with many applications in computer science and scientific computing, but algorithms for computing optimal matchings are challenging to parallelize. Approximate matching algorithms provide an alternate route for parallelization, and in many contexts compute near-optimal matchings for large-scale graphs. We present sharedmemory parallel implementations for computing half-approximate weighted matching on state-of-the-art multicore (Intel Nehalem and AMD Magny-Cours), manycore (Nvidia Tesla and Nvidia Fermi) and massively multithreaded (Cray XMT) platforms. We provide two implementations: the first implementation uses shared work queues, and is suited to all these platforms; the second implementation is based on dataflow principles, and exploits the architectural features of the Cray XMT. Using a carefully chosen dataset that exhibits characteristics from a wide range of real-world applications, we show scalable performance across different platforms. In particular, for one instance of the input, an R-MAT graph (RMAT-G), we show speedups of: about 32 on 48 cores of an AMD Magny-Cours; 7 on 8 cores of Intel Nehalem; 3 on Nvidia Tesla and 10 on Nvidia Fermi relative to one core of Intel Nehalem; and 60 on 128 processors of Cray XMT. We demonstrate good weak and strong scaling for graphs with up to a billion edges using up to 12, 800 threads. Given the breadth of this work, we focus on simplicity and portability of software rather than excessive fine-tuning for each platform. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first such large-scale study of the half-approximate weighted matching problem on shared-memory platforms. Driven by the critical enabling role of combinatorial algorithms such as matching in scientific computing and the emergence of informatics applications, there is a growing demand to support irregular computations on current and future computing platforms. In this context, we evaluate the capability of emerging multithreaded platforms to tolerate latency induced by irregular memory access patterns, and to support fine-grained parallelism via light-weight synchronization mechanisms. By contrasting the architectural features of these platforms against the Cray XMT, which is specifically designed to support irregular memory-intensive applications, we delineate the impact of these choices on performance.
Shear Viscosity in the Post-quasistatic Approximation
C. Peralta; L. Rosales; B. Rodrí guez-Mueller; W. Barreto
2010-04-20T23:59:59.000Z
We apply the post-quasi--static approximation, an iterative method for the evolution of self-gravitating spheres of matter, to study the evolution of anisotropic non-adiabatic radiating and dissipative distributions in General Relativity. Dissipation is described by viscosity and free-streaming radiation, assuming an equation of state to model anisotropy induced by the shear viscosity. We match the interior solution, in non-comoving coordinates, with the Vaidya exterior solution. Two simple models are presented, based on the Schwarzschild and Tolman VI solutions, in the non--adiabatic and adiabatic limit. In both cases the eventual collapse or expansion of the distribution is mainly controlled by the anisotropy induced by the viscosity.
Reduced Operator Approximation for Modelling Open Quantum Systems
Agnieszka Werpachowska
2015-08-05T23:59:59.000Z
We present the Reduced Operator Approximation: a simple, physically transparent and computationally efficient method of modelling open quantum systems. It employs the Heisenberg picture of the quantum dynamics, which allows us to focus on the system degrees of freedom in a natural and easy way. We describe different variants of the method, low- and high-order in the system-bath interaction operators, defining them for either general quantum harmonic oscillator baths or specialising them for independent baths with Lorentzian spectral densities. Its wide applicability is demonstrated on the examples of systems coupled to different baths (with varying system-bath interaction strength and bath memory length), and compared with the exact pseudomode and the popular quantum state diffusion approach. The method captures the decoherence of the system interacting with the bath, while conserving the total energy. Our results suggest that quantum coherence effects persist in open quantum systems for much longer times than previously thought.
Approximate Message Passing with Restricted Boltzmann Machine Priors
Tramel, Eric W; Krzakala, Florent
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Approximate Message Passing (AMP) has been shown to be an excellent statistical approach to signal inference and compressed sensing problem. The AMP framework provides modularity in the choice of signal prior; here we propose a hierarchical form of the Gauss-Bernouilli prior which utilizes a Restricted Boltzmann Machine (RBM) trained on the signal support to push reconstruction performance beyond that of simple iid priors for signals whose support can be well represented by a trained binary RBM. We present and analyze two methods of RBM factorization and demonstrate how these affect signal reconstruction performance within our proposed algorithm. Finally, using the MNIST handwritten digit dataset, we show experimentally that using an RBM allows AMP to approach oracle-support performance.
Relativistic Coulomb excitation within Time Dependent Superfluid Local Density Approximation
I. Stetcu; C. Bertulani; A. Bulgac; P. Magierski; K. J. Roche
2015-01-13T23:59:59.000Z
Within the framework of the unrestricted time-dependent density functional theory, we present for the first time an analysis of the relativistic Coulomb excitation of the heavy deformed open shell nucleus $^{238}$U. The approach is based on Superfluid Local Density Approximation (SLDA) formulated on a spatial lattice that can take into account coupling to the continuum, enabling self-consistent studies of superfluid dynamics of any nuclear shape. We have computed the energy deposited in the target nucleus as a function of the impact parameter, finding it to be significantly larger than the estimate using the Goldhaber-Teller model. The isovector giant dipole resonance, the dipole pygmy resonance and giant quadrupole modes were excited during the process. The one body dissipation of collective dipole modes is shown to lead a damping width $\\Gamma_\\downarrow \\approx 0.4$ MeV and the number of pre-equilibrium neutrons emitted has been quantified.
Particle-particle random phase approximation applied to Beryllium isotopes
Guillaume Blanchon; Nicole Vinh Mau; Angela Bonaccorso; Marc Dupuis; Nathalie Pillet
2010-07-16T23:59:59.000Z
This work is dedicated to the study of even-even 8-14 Be isotopes using the particle-particle Random Phase Approximation that accounts for two-body correlations in the core nucleus. A better description of energies and two-particle amplitudes is obtained in comparison with models assuming a neutron closed-shell (or subshell) core. A Wood-Saxon potential corrected by a phenomenological particle-vibration coupling term has been used for the neutron-core interaction and the D1S Gogny force for the neutron-neutron interaction. Calculated ground state properties as well as excited state ones are discussed and compared to experimental data. In particular, results suggest the same 2s_1/2-1p_1/2 shell inversion in 13Be as in 11Be.
A renormalisation group method. II. Approximation by local polynomials
David C. Brydges; Gordon Slade
2014-11-25T23:59:59.000Z
This paper is the second in a series devoted to the development of a rigorous renormalisation group method for lattice field theories involving boson fields, fermion fields, or both. The method is set within a normed algebra $\\mathcal{N}$ of functionals of the fields. In this paper, we develop a general method---localisation---to approximate an element of $\\mathcal{N}$ by a local polynomial in the fields. From the point of view of the renormalisation group, the construction of the local polynomial corresponding to $F$ in $\\mathcal{N}$ amounts to the extraction of the relevant and marginal parts of $F$. We prove estimates relating $F$ and its corresponding local polynomial, in terms of the $T_{\\phi}$ semi-norm introduced in part I of the series.
Polymer quantization and the saddle point approximation of partition functions
Hugo A. Morales Técotl; Daniel H. Orozco Borunda; Saeed Rastgoo
2015-07-31T23:59:59.000Z
The saddle point approximation of the path integral partition functions is an important way of deriving the thermodynamical properties of black holes. However, there are certain black hole models and some mathematically analog mechanical models for which this method can not be applied directly. This is due to the fact that their action evaluated on a classical solution is not finite and its first variation does not vanish for all consistent boundary conditions. These problems can be dealt with by adding a counter-term to the classical action, which is a solution of the corresponding Hamilton-Jacobi equation. In this work we study the effects of polymer quantization on a mechanical model presenting the aforementioned difficulties and contrast it with the above counter-term method. This type of quantization for mechanical models is motivated by the loop quantization of gravity which is known to play a role in the thermodynamics of black holes systems. The model we consider is a non relativistic particle in an inverse square potential and analyze two polarizations of the polymer quantization in which either the position or the momentum is discrete. In the former case, Thiemann's regularization is applied to represent the inverse power potential but we still need to incorporate the Hamilton-Jacobi counter-term which is now modified by polymer corrections. In the latter, momentum discrete case however, such regularization could not be implemented. Yet, remarkably, due to the fact that the position is bounded, we do not need a Hamilton-Jacobi counter-term in order to have a well defined saddle point approximation. Further developments and extensions are commented upon in the discussion.
C -parameter distribution at N 3 LL ' including power corrections
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Hoang, André H.; Kolodrubetz, Daniel W.; Mateu, Vicent; Stewart, Iain W.
2015-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
We compute the e?e? C-parameter distribution using the soft-collinear effective theory with a resummation to next-to-next-to-next-to-leading-log prime accuracy of the most singular partonic terms. This includes the known fixed-order QCD results up to O(?3s), a numerical determination of the two-loop nonlogarithmic term of the soft function, and all logarithmic terms in the jet and soft functions up to three loops. Our result holds for C in the peak, tail, and far tail regions. Additionally, we treat hadronization effects using a field theoretic nonperturbative soft function, with moments ?n. To eliminate an O(?QCD) renormalon ambiguity in the soft function, we switch from the MS¯ to a short distance “Rgap” scheme to define the leading power correction parameter ?1. We show how to simultaneously account for running effects in ?1 due to renormalon subtractions and hadron-mass effects, enabling power correction universality between C-parameter and thrust to be tested in our setup. We discuss in detail the impact of resummation and renormalon subtractions on the convergence. In the relevant fit region for ?s(mZ) and ?1, the perturbative uncertainty in our cross section is ? 2.5% at Q=mZ.
Interim performance criteria for photovoltaic energy systems. [Glossary included
DeBlasio, R.; Forman, S.; Hogan, S.; Nuss, G.; Post, H.; Ross, R.; Schafft, H.
1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
This document is a response to the Photovoltaic Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-590) which required the generation of performance criteria for photovoltaic energy systems. Since the document is evolutionary and will be updated, the term interim is used. More than 50 experts in the photovoltaic field have contributed in the writing and review of the 179 performance criteria listed in this document. The performance criteria address characteristics of present-day photovoltaic systems that are of interest to manufacturers, government agencies, purchasers, and all others interested in various aspects of photovoltaic system performance and safety. The performance criteria apply to the system as a whole and to its possible subsystems: array, power conditioning, monitor and control, storage, cabling, and power distribution. They are further categorized according to the following performance attributes: electrical, thermal, mechanical/structural, safety, durability/reliability, installation/operation/maintenance, and building/site. Each criterion contains a statement of expected performance (nonprescriptive), a method of evaluation, and a commentary with further information or justification. Over 50 references for background information are also given. A glossary with definitions relevant to photovoltaic systems and a section on test methods are presented in the appendices. Twenty test methods are included to measure performance characteristics of the subsystem elements. These test methods and other parts of the document will be expanded or revised as future experience and needs dictate.
C -parameter distribution at N 3 LL ' including power corrections
DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)
Hoang, André H.; Kolodrubetz, Daniel W.; Mateu, Vicent; Stewart, Iain W.
2015-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
We compute the e?e? C-parameter distribution using the soft-collinear effective theory with a resummation to next-to-next-to-next-to-leading-log prime accuracy of the most singular partonic terms. This includes the known fixed-order QCD results up to O(?3s), a numerical determination of the two-loop nonlogarithmic term of the soft function, and all logarithmic terms in the jet and soft functions up to three loops. Our result holds for C in the peak, tail, and far tail regions. Additionally, we treat hadronization effects using a field theoretic nonperturbative soft function, with moments ?n. To eliminate an O(?QCD) renormalon ambiguity in the soft function, we switchmore »from the MS¯ to a short distance “Rgap” scheme to define the leading power correction parameter ?1. We show how to simultaneously account for running effects in ?1 due to renormalon subtractions and hadron-mass effects, enabling power correction universality between C-parameter and thrust to be tested in our setup. We discuss in detail the impact of resummation and renormalon subtractions on the convergence. In the relevant fit region for ?s(mZ) and ?1, the perturbative uncertainty in our cross section is ? 2.5% at Q=mZ.« less
DETECTION OF SUBSURFACE FACILITIES INCLUDING NON-METALLIC PIPE
Mr. Herb Duvoisin
2003-05-26T23:59:59.000Z
CyTerra has leveraged our unique, shallow buried plastic target detection technology developed under US Army contracts into deeper buried subsurface facilities and including nonmetallic pipe detection. This Final Report describes a portable, low-cost, real-time, and user-friendly subsurface plastic pipe detector (LULU- Low Cost Utility Location Unit) that relates to the goal of maintaining the integrity and reliability of the nation's natural gas transmission and distribution network by preventing third party damage, by detecting potential infringements. Except for frequency band and antenna size, the LULU unit is almost identical to those developed for the US Army. CyTerra designed, fabricated, and tested two frequency stepped GPR systems, spanning the frequencies of importance (200 to 1600 MHz), one low and one high frequency system. Data collection and testing was done at a variety of locations (selected for soil type variations) on both targets of opportunity and selected buried targets. We developed algorithms and signal processing techniques that provide for the automatic detection of the buried utility lines. The real time output produces a sound as the radar passes over the utility line alerting the operator to the presence of a buried object. Our unique, low noise/high performance RF hardware, combined with our field tested detection algorithms, represents an important advancement toward achieving the DOE potential infringement goal.
cDNA encoding a polypeptide including a hevein sequence
Raikhel, Natasha V. (Okemos, MI); Broekaert, Willem F. (Dilbeek, BE); Chua, Nam-Hai (Scarsdale, NY); Kush, Anil (New York, NY)
1999-05-04T23:59:59.000Z
A cDNA clone (HEV1) encoding hevein was isolated via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using mixed oligonucleotides corresponding to two regions of hevein as primers and a Hevea brasiliensis latex cDNA library as a template. HEV1 is 1018 nucleotides long and includes an open reading frame of 204 amino acids. The deduced amino acid sequence contains a putative signal sequence of 17 amino acid residues followed by a 187 amino acid polypeptide. The amino-terminal region (43 amino acids) is identical to hevein and shows homology to several chitin-binding proteins and to the amino-termini of wound-induced genes in potato and poplar. The carboxyl-terminal portion of the polypeptide (144 amino acids) is 74-79% homologous to the carboxyl-terminal region of wound-inducible genes of potato. Wounding, as well as application of the plant hormones abscisic acid and ethylene, resulted in accumulation of hevein transcripts in leaves, stems and latex, but not in roots, as shown by using the cDNA as a probe. A fusion protein was produced in E. coli from the protein of the present invention and maltose binding protein produced by the E. coli.
CDNA encoding a polypeptide including a hevein sequence
Raikhel, Natasha V. (Okemos, MI); Broekaert, Willem F. (Dilbeek, BE); Chua, Nam-Hai (Scarsdale, NY); Kush, Anil (New York, NY)
1995-03-21T23:59:59.000Z
A cDNA clone (HEV1) encoding hevein was isolated via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using mixed oligonucleotides corresponding to two regions of hevein as primers and a Hevea brasiliensis latex cDNA library as a template. HEV1 is 1018 nucleotides long and includes an open reading frame of 204 amino acids. The deduced amino acid sequence contains a putative signal sequence of 17 amino acid residues followed by a 187 amino acid polypeptide. The amino-terminal region (43 amino acids) is identical to hevein and shows homology to several chitin-binding proteins and to the amino-termini of wound-induced genes in potato and poplar. The carboxyl-terminal portion of the polypeptide (144 amino acids) is 74-79% homologous to the carboxyl-terminal region of wound-inducible genes of potato. Wounding, as well as application of the plant hormones abscisic acid and ethylene, resulted in accumulation of hevein transcripts in leaves, stems and latex, but not in roots, as shown by using the cDNA as a probe. A fusion protein was produced in E. coli from the protein of the present invention and maltose binding protein produced by the E. coli.
cDNA encoding a polypeptide including a hevein sequence
Raikhel, N.V.; Broekaert, W.F.; Chua, N.H.; Kush, A.
1995-03-21T23:59:59.000Z
A cDNA clone (HEV1) encoding hevein was isolated via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using mixed oligonucleotides corresponding to two regions of hevein as primers and a Hevea brasiliensis latex cDNA library as a template. HEV1 is 1,018 nucleotides long and includes an open reading frame of 204 amino acids. The deduced amino acid sequence contains a putative signal sequence of 17 amino acid residues followed by a 187 amino acid polypeptide. The amino-terminal region (43 amino acids) is identical to hevein and shows homology to several chitin-binding proteins and to the amino-termini of wound-induced genes in potato and poplar. The carboxyl-terminal portion of the polypeptide (144 amino acids) is 74--79% homologous to the carboxyl-terminal region of wound-inducible genes of potato. Wounding, as well as application of the plant hormones abscisic acid and ethylene, resulted in accumulation of hevein transcripts in leaves, stems and latex, but not in roots, as shown by using the cDNA as a probe. A fusion protein was produced in E. coli from the protein of the present invention and maltose binding protein produced by the E. coli. 11 figures.
cDNA encoding a polypeptide including a hevein sequence
Raikhel, N.V.; Broekaert, W.F.; Chua, N.H.; Kush, A.
1999-05-04T23:59:59.000Z
A cDNA clone (HEV1) encoding hevein was isolated via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using mixed oligonucleotides corresponding to two regions of hevein as primers and a Hevea brasiliensis latex cDNA library as a template. HEV1 is 1018 nucleotides long and includes an open reading frame of 204 amino acids. The deduced amino acid sequence contains a putative signal sequence of 17 amino acid residues followed by a 187 amino acid polypeptide. The amino-terminal region (43 amino acids) is identical to hevein and shows homology to several chitin-binding proteins and to the amino-termini of wound-induced genes in potato and poplar. The carboxyl-terminal portion of the polypeptide (144 amino acids) is 74--79% homologous to the carboxyl-terminal region of wound-inducible genes of potato. Wounding, as well as application of the plant hormones abscisic acid and ethylene, resulted in accumulation of hevein transcripts in leaves, stems and latex, but not in roots, as shown by using the cDNA as a probe. A fusion protein was produced in E. coli from the protein of the present invention and maltose binding protein produced by the E. coli. 12 figs.
Exact and approximate fermion Green`s functions in QED and QCD
Fried, H.M. [Physics Department, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912 (United States)] [Physics Department, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912 (United States); Gabellini, Y. [Institut Non-Lineaire de Nice, 1361, Route des Lucioles, 06560 Valbonne (France)] [Institut Non-Lineaire de Nice, 1361, Route des Lucioles, 06560 Valbonne (France); McKellar, B.H.J. [School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, 3052 (Australia)] [School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, 3052 (Australia)
1995-06-15T23:59:59.000Z
That special variant of the Fradkin representation, previously defined for scalar Green`s functions {ital G}{sub {ital c}}({ital x},{ital y}{vert_bar}{ital A}) in an arbitrary potential {ital A}({ital z}), is here extended to the case of vector interactions and spinor Green`s functions of QED and QCD. An exact representation is given which may again be approximated by a finite number {ital N} of quadratures, with the order of magnitude of the errors generated specified in advance, and decreasing with increasing {ital N}. A feature appears for both exact and approximate {ital G}{sub {ital c}}[{ital A}]: the possibility of chaotic behavior of a function central to the representation, which in turn generates chaotic behavior in {ital G}{sub {ital c}}[{ital A}] for certain {ital A}({ital z}). An example is given to show how the general criterion specified here works for a known case of ``quantum chaos,`` in a potential theory context of first quantization. When the full, nonperturbative, radiative corrections of quantum field theory are included, such chaotic effects are removed.
Parameters of the best approximation of reduced neutron widths distribution. Actinides
A. M. Sukhovoj; V. A. Khitrov
2011-05-30T23:59:59.000Z
The data of ENDF/B-VII library on reduced neutron widths for nuclei 231Pa, 232Th, 233,234,235,236,238U, 237Np, 239,240,241,242Pu, 241,243Am and 243Cm (including p-resonances of 232Th, 238U, 239Pu) in form of cumulative sums in function on Gamma0n/ were approximated by variable number K of partial items 0
Community Assessment Tool for Public Health Emergencies Including Pandemic Influenza
HCTT-CHE
2011-04-14T23:59:59.000Z
The Community Assessment Tool (CAT) for Public Health Emergencies Including Pandemic Influenza (hereafter referred to as the CAT) was developed as a result of feedback received from several communities. These communities participated in workshops focused on influenza pandemic planning and response. The 2008 through 2011 workshops were sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Feedback during those workshops indicated the need for a tool that a community can use to assess its readiness for a disaster—readiness from a total healthcare perspective, not just hospitals, but the whole healthcare system. The CAT intends to do just that—help strengthen existing preparedness plans by allowing the healthcare system and other agencies to work together during an influenza pandemic. It helps reveal each core agency partners' (sectors) capabilities and resources, and highlights cases of the same vendors being used for resource supplies (e.g., personal protective equipment [PPE] and oxygen) by the partners (e.g., public health departments, clinics, or hospitals). The CAT also addresses gaps in the community's capabilities or potential shortages in resources. While the purpose of the CAT is to further prepare the community for an influenza pandemic, its framework is an extension of the traditional all-hazards approach to planning and preparedness. As such, the information gathered by the tool is useful in preparation for most widespread public health emergencies. This tool is primarily intended for use by those involved in healthcare emergency preparedness (e.g., community planners, community disaster preparedness coordinators, 9-1-1 directors, hospital emergency preparedness coordinators). It is divided into sections based on the core agency partners, which may be involved in the community's influenza pandemic influenza response.
HOW MIGHT INDUSTRY GOVERNANCE BE BROADENED TO INCLUDE NONPROLIFERATION
Hund, Gretchen; Seward, Amy M.
2009-10-06T23:59:59.000Z
Broadening industry governance to support nonproliferation could provide significant new leverage in preventing the spread/diversion of nuclear, radiological, or dual-use material or technology that could be used in making a nuclear or radiological weapon. Industry is defined broadly to include 1) the nuclear industry, 2) dual-use industries, and 3) radioactive source manufacturers and selected radioactive source-user industries worldwide. This paper describes how industry can be an important first line of defense in detecting and thwarting proliferation, such as an illicit trade network or an insider theft case, by complementing and strengthening existing governmental efforts. For example, the dual-use industry can play a critical role by providing export, import, or security control information that would allow a government or the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to integrate this information with safeguards, export, import, and physical protection information it has to create a more complete picture of the potential for proliferation. Because industry is closest to users of the goods and technology that could be illicitly diverted throughout the supply chain, industry information can potentially be more timely and accurate than other sources of information. Industry is in an ideal position to help ensure that such illicit activities are detected. This role could be performed more effectively if companies worked together within a particular industry to promote nonproliferation by implementing an industry-wide self-regulation program. Performance measures could be used to ensure their materials and technologies are secure throughout the supply chain and that customers are legitimately using and/or maintaining oversight of these items. Nonproliferation is the overarching driver that industry needs to consider in adopting and implementing a self-regulation approach. A few foreign companies have begun such an approach to date; it is believed that, ultimately, broad engagement of global industry leaders in self regulation is needed to result in the greatest nonproliferation benefit.
HQET at order 1/m: III. Decay constants in the quenched approximation
Benoît Blossier; Michele Della Morte; Nicolas Garron; Georg von Hippel; Tereza Mendes; Hubert Simma; Rainer Sommer
2010-10-25T23:59:59.000Z
We report on the computation of the $B_s$ meson decay constant in Heavy Quark Effective Theory on the lattice. The next to leading order corrections in the HQET expansion are included non-perturbatively. We estimate higher order contributions to be very small. The results are extrapolated to the continuum limit, the main systematic error affecting the computation is therefore the quenched approximation used here. The Generalized Eigenvalue Problem and the use of all-to-all propagators are important technical ingredients of our approach that allow to keep statistical and systematic errors under control. We also report on the decay constant $f_{B'_s}$ of the first radially excited state in the $B_s$ sector, computed in the static limit.
Non-intrusive Low-Rank Separated Approximation of High-Dimensional Stochastic Models
Alireza Doostan; AbdoulAhad Validi; Gianluca Iaccarino
2012-10-04T23:59:59.000Z
This work proposes a sampling-based (non-intrusive) approach within the context of low-rank separated representations to tackle the issue of curse-of-dimensionality associated with the solution of models, e.g., PDEs/ODEs, with high-dimensional random inputs. Under some conditions discussed in details, the number of random realizations of the solution, required for a successful approximation, grows linearly with respect to the number of random inputs. The construction of the separated representation is achieved via a regularized alternating least-squares regression, together with an error indicator to estimate model parameters. The computational complexity of such a construction is quadratic in the number of random inputs. The performance of the method is investigated through its application to three numerical examples including two ODE problems with high-dimensional random inputs.
DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)
Li, Xinya; Deng, Z. Daniel; Richland Washington USA; Sun, Yannan; Richland Washington USA; Martinez, Jayson J.; Richland Washington USA; Fu, Tao; Richland Washington USA; McMichael, Geoffrey A.; et al
2014-11-27T23:59:59.000Z
Better understanding of fish behavior is vital for recovery of many endangered species including salmon. The Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System (JSATS) was developed to observe the out-migratory behavior of juvenile salmonids tagged by surgical implantation of acoustic micro-transmitters and to estimate the survival when passing through dams on the Snake and Columbia Rivers. A robust three-dimensional solver was needed to accurately and efficiently estimate the time sequence of locations of fish tagged with JSATS acoustic transmitters, to describe in sufficient detail the information needed to assess the function of dam-passage design alternatives. An approximate maximum likelihood solver was developedmore »using measurements of time difference of arrival from all hydrophones in receiving arrays on which a transmission was detected. Field experiments demonstrated that the developed solver performed significantly better in tracking efficiency and accuracy than other solvers described in the literature.« less
Li, Xinya [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Deng, Z. Daniel [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Richland Washington USA; Sun, Yannan [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Richland Washington USA; Martinez, Jayson J. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Richland Washington USA; Fu, Tao [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Richland Washington USA; McMichael, Geoffrey A. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Richland Washington USA; Carlson, Thomas J. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Richland Washington USA
2014-11-27T23:59:59.000Z
Better understanding of fish behavior is vital for recovery of many endangered species including salmon. The Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System (JSATS) was developed to observe the out-migratory behavior of juvenile salmonids tagged by surgical implantation of acoustic micro-transmitters and to estimate the survival when passing through dams on the Snake and Columbia Rivers. A robust three-dimensional solver was needed to accurately and efficiently estimate the time sequence of locations of fish tagged with JSATS acoustic transmitters, to describe in sufficient detail the information needed to assess the function of dam-passage design alternatives. An approximate maximum likelihood solver was developed using measurements of time difference of arrival from all hydrophones in receiving arrays on which a transmission was detected. Field experiments demonstrated that the developed solver performed significantly better in tracking efficiency and accuracy than other solvers described in the literature.
Asymptotic safety in the f(R) approximation
Juergen A. Dietz; Tim R. Morris
2013-01-28T23:59:59.000Z
In the asymptotic safety programme for quantum gravity, it is important to go beyond polynomial truncations. Three such approximations have been derived where the restriction is only to a general function f(R) of the curvature R>0. We confront these with the requirement that a fixed point solution be smooth and exist for all non-negative R. Singularities induced by cutoff choices force the earlier versions to have no such solutions. However, we show that the most recent version has a number of lines of fixed points, each supporting a continuous spectrum of eigen-perturbations. We uncover and analyse the first five such lines. Sensible fixed point behaviour may be achieved if one consistently incorporates geometry/topology change. As an exploratory example, we analyse the equations analytically continued to R<0, however we now find only partial solutions.We show how these results are always consistent with, and to some extent can be predicted from, a straightforward analysis of the constraints inherent in the equations.
Quasilocalized charge approximation in strongly coupled plasma physics
Golden, Kenneth I. [Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Department of Physics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401-1455 (United States)] [Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Department of Physics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401-1455 (United States); Kalman, Gabor J. [Department of Physics, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467 (United States)
2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The quasilocalized charge approximation (QLCA) was proposed in 1990 [G. Kalman and K. I. Golden, Phys. Rev. A 41, 5516 (1990)] as a formalism for the analysis of the dielectric response tensor and collective mode dispersion in strongly coupled Coulomb liquids. The approach is based on a microscopic model in which the charges are quasilocalized on a short-time scale in local potential fluctuations. The authors review the application of the QLC approach to a variety of systems which can exhibit strongly coupled plasma behavior: (i) the one-component plasma (OCP) model in three dimensions (e.g., laser-cooled trapped ions) and (ii) in two dimensions (e.g., classical 2D electron liquid trapped above the free surface of liquid helium), (iii) binary ionic mixture in a neutralizing uniform background (e.g., carbon-oxygen white dwarf interiors), (iv) charged particle bilayers (e.g., semiconductor electronic bilayers), and (v) charged particles in polarizable background (e.g., laboratory dusty plasmas). (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.
Polymer quantization and the saddle point approximation of partition functions
Técotl, Hugo A Morales; Rastgoo, Saeed
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The saddle point approximation of the path integral partition functions is an important way of deriving the thermodynamical properties of black holes. However, there are certain black hole models and some mathematically analog mechanical models for which this method can not be applied directly. This is due to the fact that their action evaluated on a classical solution is not finite and its first variation does not vanish for all consistent boundary conditions. These problems can be dealt with by adding a counter-term to the classical action, which is a solution of the corresponding Hamilton-Jacobi equation. In this work we study the effects of polymer quantization on a mechanical model presenting the aforementioned difficulties and contrast it with the above counter-term method. This type of quantization for mechanical models is motivated by the loop quantization of gravity which is known to play a role in the thermodynamics of black holes systems. The model we consider is a non relativistic particle in an i...
Convergence analysis of the thermal discrete dipole approximation
Edalatpour, Sheila; Trueax, Tyler; Backman, Roger; Francoeur, Mathieu
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The thermal discrete dipole approximation (T-DDA) is a numerical approach for modeling near-field radiative heat transfer in complex three-dimensional geometries. In this work, the convergence of the T-DDA is investigated using the exact solution for two spheres separated by a vacuum gap. The error associated with the T-DDA is reported for various size parameters, refractive indices and vacuum gap sizes. The results reveal that for a fixed number of sub-volumes, the accuracy of the T-DDA degrades as the refractive index and the sphere diameter to gap ratio increase. A converging trend is observed as the number of sub-volumes increases. The large computational requirements associated with increasing the number of sub-volumes, and the shape error induced by large sphere diameter to gap ratios, are mitigated by using a non-uniform discretization scheme. Non-uniform discretization is shown to significantly accelerate the convergence of the T-DDA, and is thus recommended for near-field thermal radiation simulation...
Energy loss and (de)coherence effects beyond eikonal approximation
Liliana Apolinário; Néstor Armesto; Guilherme Milhano; Carlos A. Salgado
2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z
The parton branching process is known to be modified in the presence of a medium. Colour decoherence processes are known to determine the process of energy loss when the density of the medium is large enough to break the correlations between partons emitted from the same parent. In order to improve existing calculations that consider eikonal trajectories for both the emitter and the hardest emitted parton, we provide in this work, the calculation of all finite energy corrections for the gluon radiation off a quark in a QCD medium that exist in the small angle approximation and for static scattering centres. Using the path integral formalism, all particles are allowed to undergo Brownian motion in the transverse plane and the offspring allowed to carry an arbitrary fraction of the initial energy. The result is a general expression that contains both coherence and decoherence regimes that are controlled by the density of the medium and by the amount of broadening that each parton acquires independently.
Williams, K.A.; Miller, J.W.; Reid, R.L.
1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
DOE has been evaluating three technologies for the disposition of approximately 50 metric tons of surplus plutonium from defense-related programs: reactors, immobilization, and deep boreholes. As part of the process supporting an early CY 1997 Record of Decision (ROD), a comprehensive assessment of technical viability, cost, and schedule has been conducted. Oak Ridge National Laboratory has managed and coordinated the life-cycle cost (LCC) assessment effort for this program. This paper discusses the economic analysis methodology and the results prior to ROD. Other objectives of the paper are to discuss major technical and economic issues that impact plutonium disposition cost and schedule. Also to compare the economics of a once-through weapons-derived MOX nuclear fuel cycle to other fuel cycles, such as those utilizing spent fuel reprocessing. To evaluate the economics of these technologies on an equitable basis, a set of cost estimating guidelines and a common cost-estimating format were utilized by all three technology teams. This paper also includes the major economic analysis assumptions and the comparative constant-dollar and discounted-dollar LCCs.
Including robustness in multi-criteria optimization for intensity-modulated proton therapy
Chen, Wei; Trofimov, Alexei; Madden, Thomas; Kooy, Hanne; Bortfeld, Thomas; Craft, David
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present a method to include robustness into a multi-criteria optimization (MCO) framework for intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT). The approach allows one to simultaneously explore the trade-off between different objectives as well as the trade-off between robustness and nominal plan quality. In MCO, a database of plans each emphasizing different treatment planning objectives, is pre-computed to approximate the Pareto surface. An IMPT treatment plan that strikes the best balance between the different objectives can be selected by navigating on the Pareto surface. In our approach, robustness is integrated into MCO by adding robustified objectives and constraints to the MCO problem. Uncertainties of the robust problem are modeled by pre-calculated dose-influence matrices for a nominal scenario and a number of pre-defined error scenarios. A robustified objective represents the worst objective function value that can be realized for any of the error scenarios. The optimization method is based on a linear...
Multi-reference approach to the calculation of photoelectron spectra including spin-orbit coupling
Grell, Gilbert; Winter, Bernd; Seidel, Robert; Aziz, Emad F; Aziz, Saadullah G; Kühn, Oliver
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
X-ray photoelectron spectra provide a wealth of information on the electronic structure. The extraction of molecular details requires adequate theoretical methods, which in case of transition metal complexes has to account for effects due to the multi-configurational and spin-mixed nature of the many-electron wave function. Here, the Restricted Active Space Self-Consistent Field method including spin-orbit coupling is used to cope with this challenge and to calculate valence and core photoelectron spectra. The intensities are estimated within the frameworks of the Dyson orbital formalism and the sudden approximation. Thereby, we utilize an efficient computational algorithm that is based on a biorthonormal basis transformation. The approach is applied to the valence photoionization of the gas phase water molecule and to the core ionization spectrum of the $\\text{[Fe(H}_2\\text{O)}_6\\text{]}^{2+}$ complex. The results show good agreement with the experimental data obtained in this work, whereas the sudden approx...
Journal of Approximation Theory 147 (2007) 185195 www.elsevier.com/locate/jat
Elad, Michael
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Journal of Approximation Theory 147 (2007) 185195 www.elsevier.com/locate/jat On Lebesgue.L. Donoho et al. / Journal of Approximation Theory 147 (2007) 185195 Inequality (1.1) relates the error
Chetverikov, Denis
We derive a Gaussian approximation result for the maximum of a sum of high-dimensional random vectors. Specifically, we establish conditions under which the distribution of the maximum is approximated by that of the maximum ...
Approximate Solutions and Performance Bounds for the Sensor Placement Problem
Kavcic, Aleksandar
energy applications where we are often confronted with limited resources. Some examples include where to place environmental sensors for an area where there are large amounts of distributed solar PV and where to place grid monitors on an electrical distribution microgrid. I. Introduction In applications ranging
Matrix multiplication over word-size prime fields using Bini's approximate formula
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
Matrix multiplication over word-size prime fields using Bini's approximate formula Brice Boyer Jean-Guillaume Dumas Abstract Bini's approximate formula (or border rank) for matrix multiplication achieves a better the approximate formula in the special case where the ring is Z/pZ. Besides, we show an implemen- tation à la
A New Look at the High Frequency Boundary Element and Rayleigh Integral Approximations
Seybert, Andrew F.
03NVC-114 A New Look at the High Frequency Boundary Element and Rayleigh Integral Approximations D of Automotive Engineers, Inc. ABSTRACT This paper revisits the popular Rayleigh integral approximation, and also to the Rayleigh integral. Both methods are approximations to the boundary integral equation, and can solve
Approximate Dynamic Programming for Dynamic Capacity Allocation with Multiple Priority Levels
Topaloglu, Huseyin
Approximate Dynamic Programming for Dynamic Capacity Allocation with Multiple Priority Levels In this paper, we consider a quite general dynamic capacity allocation problem. There is a fixed amount of daily to construct separable approximations to the value functions. We use the value function approximations for two
A mixed formulation for the direct approximation -weighted controls for the linear heat
Boyer, Edmond
A mixed formulation for the direct approximation of L2 -weighted controls for the linear heat of null controls for the linear heat equa- tion. The goal is to compute approximations of controls-Cara & MÂ¨unch, Strong convergence approximations of null controls for the 1D heat equation, 2013], a so
Comparison of Approximation Methods for Computing Tolerance Factors for a Multivariate
Krishnamoorthy, Kalimuthu
Comparison of Approximation Methods for Computing Tolerance Factors for a Multivariate Normal approximation methods for computing the tolerance factors of a multivariate normal population. These approximate on the multivariate setup is rather limited, how- ever. The first attempt at constructing tolerance regions
PreDVS: Preemptive Dynamic Voltage Scaling for Real-time Systems using Approximation Scheme
Mishra, Prabhat
, dynamic voltage scal- ing, approximation algorithm 1. INTRODUCTION Energy conservation has been the main to save energy is that linear reduction in the supply voltage leads to approximately linear slow downPreDVS: Preemptive Dynamic Voltage Scaling for Real-time Systems using Approximation Scheme Weixun
Botti, Silvana
Motivation Green's functions The GW Approximation The Bethe-Salpeter Equation Introduction to Green=whiteMotivation Green's functions The GW Approximation The Bethe-Salpeter Equation Outline 1 Motivation 2 Green's functions 3 The GW Approximation 4 The Bethe-Salpeter Equation #12;bg=whiteMotivation Green's functions
An analytic approximation to the Diffusion Coefficient for the periodic Lorentz Gas
C. Angstmann; G. P. Morriss
2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z
An approximate stochastic model for the topological dynamics of the periodic triangular Lorentz gas is constructed. The model, together with an extremum principle, is used to find a closed form approximation to the diffusion coefficient as a function of the lattice spacing. This approximation is superior to the popular Machta and Zwanzig result and agrees well with a range of numerical estimates.
Comparison of moment-closure approximations for stochastic chemical kinetics
David Schnoerr; Guido Sanguinetti; Ramon Grima
2015-08-07T23:59:59.000Z
In recent years moment-closure approximations (MA) of the chemical master equation have become a popular method for the study of stochastic effects in chemical reaction systems. Several different MA methods have been proposed and applied in the literature, but it remains unclear how they perform with respect to each other. In this paper we study the normal, Poisson, log-normal and central-moment-neglect MAs by applying them to understand the stochastic properties of chemical systems whose deterministic rate equations show the properties of bistability, ultrasensitivity and oscillatory behaviour. Our results suggest that the normal MA is favourable over the other studied MAs. In particular we found that (i) the size of the region of parameter space where a closure gives physically meaningful results, e.g. positive mean and variance, is considerably larger for the normal closure than for the other three closures; (ii) the accuracy of the predictions of the four closures (relative to simulations using the stochastic simulation algorithm) is comparable in those regions of parameter space where all closures give physically meaningful results; (iii) the Poisson and log-normal MAs are not uniquely defined for systems involving conservation laws in molecule numbers. We also describe the new software package MOCA which enables the automated numerical analysis of various MA methods in a graphical user interface and which was used to perform the comparative analysis presented in this paper. MOCA allows the user to develop novel closure methods and can treat polynomial, non-polynomial, as well as time-dependent propensity functions, thus being applicable to virtually any chemical reaction system.
Optimized post Gaussian approximation in the background field method
A. Rakhimov; Jae Hyung Yee
2003-08-11T23:59:59.000Z
We have extended the variational perturbative theory based on the back ground field method to include the optimized expansion of Okopinska and the post Gaussian effective potential of Stansu and Stevenson. This new method provides much simpler way to compute the correction terms to the Gausssian effective action (or potential). We have also renormalized the effective potential in 3+1 dimensions by introducing appropriate counter terms in the lagrangian
The Monte Carlo Independent Column Approximation Model Intercomparison
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Christian Kreuzer; Endre Süli
2015-03-18T23:59:59.000Z
We develop the a posteriori error analysis of finite element approximations of implicit power-law-like models for viscous incompressible fluids. The Cauchy stress and the symmetric part of the velocity gradient in the class of models under consideration are related by a, possibly multi--valued, maximal monotone $r$-graph, with $\\frac{2d}{d+1}finite element residual, as well as the local stability of the error bound. We then consider an adaptive finite element approximation of the problem, and, under suitable assumptions, we show the weak convergence of the adaptive algorithm to a weak solution of the boundary-value problem. The argument is based on a variety of weak compactness techniques, including Chacon's biting lemma and a finite element counterpart of the Acerbi--Fusco Lipschitz truncation of Sobolev functions, introduced by L. Diening, C. Kreuzer and E. S\\"uli [Finite element approximation of steady flows of incompressible fluids with implicit power-law-like rheology. SIAM J. Numer. Anal., 51(2), 984--1015].
Rogers, J.; Porter, K.
2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper updates previous work that describes time period-based and other approximation methods for estimating the capacity value of wind power and extends it to include solar power. The paper summarizes various methods presented in utility integrated resource plans, regional transmission organization methodologies, regional stakeholder initiatives, regulatory proceedings, and academic and industry studies. Time period-based approximation methods typically measure the contribution of a wind or solar plant at the time of system peak - sometimes over a period of months or the average of multiple years.
A performance study of ceramic candle filters in Kenya including tests for coliphage removal
Franz, Amber, 1982-
2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Approximately 80% of all diseases in the developing world are caused by contaminated water (GDRC, 1999). In response to this crisis, decentralized point-of-use systems, such as ceramic candle filters, have emerged as viable ...
Projection-free approximate balanced truncation of large unstable systems
Flinois, Thibault L B; Schmid, Peter J
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this article, we show that the projection-free, snapshot-based, balanced truncation method can be applied directly to unstable systems. We prove that even for unstable systems, the unmodified balanced proper orthogonal decomposition algorithm theoretically yields a converged transformation that balances the Gramians (including the unstable subspace). We then apply the method to a spatially developing unstable system and show that it results in reduced-order models of similar quality to the ones obtained with existing methods. Due to the unbounded growth of unstable modes, a practical restriction on the final impulse response simulation time appears, which can be adjusted depending on the desired order of the reduced-order model. Recommendations are given to further reduce the cost of the method if the system is large and to improve the performance of the method if it does not yield acceptable results in its unmodified form. Finally, the method is applied to the linearized flow around a cylinder at Re = 100...
Validity of Born Approximation for Nuclear Scattering in Path Integral Representation
M. R. Pahlavani; R. Morad
2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
The first and second Born approximation are studied with the path integral representation for $ {\\cal T} $ matrix. The $ {\\cal T}$ matrix is calculated for Woods-Saxon potential scattering. To make corresponding integrals solvable analytically, an approximate function for the Woods-Saxon potential is used. Finally it shown that the Born series is converge at high energies and orders higher than two in Born approximation series can be neglected.
Approximate life-cycle assessment of product concepts using learning systems
Sousa, Inês (Maria Inês Silva Sousa), 1972-
2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis develops an approximate, analytically based environmental assessment method that provides fast evaluations of product concepts. Traditional life-cycle assessment (LCA) studies and their streamlined analytical ...
A complete analytic inversion of supernova lines in the Sobolev approximation
Kasen, Daniel; Branch, David; Baron, E.; Jeffery, David
2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
D . & Branch, D . 1990, in Supernovae, ed. J . C . Wheeler &radia tive transfer — supernovae Lawrence Berkeley Nationalgradients, such as supernovae. The Sobolev approximation has
A comparison of networked approximators in parallel mode identification of a bioreactor
Efe, Mehmet Önder
A comparison of networked approximators in parallel mode identification of a bioreactor Mehmet 2010 Keywords: Bioreactor Identification Multilayer perceptron ANFIS Support vector machine Chemical
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Hodges, Gary; Stoffel, Tom; Kutchenreiter, Mark; Kay, Bev; Habte, Aron; Ritsche, Michael; Morris, Victor; Anderberg, Mary
Surface Radiation Measurement Quality Control testing, including climatologically configurable limits
Accurate and Approximate Calculations of Raman Scattering in the Atmosphere of Neptune
Sromovsky, Lawrence
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Raman scattering by H$_2$ in Neptune's atmosphere has significant effects on its reflectivity for $\\lambda 0.5 $\\mu$m, producing baseline decreases of $\\sim$ 20% in a clear atmosphere and $\\sim$ 10% in a hazy atmosphere. Here we present the first radiation transfer algorithm that includes both polarization and Raman scattering and facilitates computation of spatially resolved spectra. New calculations show that Cochran and Trafton's (1978, Astrophys. J. 219, 756-762) suggestion that light reflected in the deep CH$_4$ bands is mainly Raman scattered is not valid for current estimates of the CH$_4$vertical distribution, which implies only a 4% Raman contribution. Comparisons with IUE, HST, and groundbased observations confirm that high altitude haze absorption is reducing Neptune's geometric albedo by $\\sim$6% in the 0.22-0.26 $\\mu$m range and by $\\sim$13% in the 0.35-0.45 $\\mu$m range. We used accurate calculations to evaluate several approximations of Raman scattering. The Karkoschka (1994, Icarus 111, ...
John A. Parkhill; Thomas Markovich; David G. Tempel; Alan Aspuru-Guzik
2012-10-02T23:59:59.000Z
In this work we develop a theory of correlated many-electron dynamics dressed by the presence of a finite-temperature harmonic bath. The theory is based on the ab-initio Hamiltonian, and thus well-defined apart from any phenomenological choice of collective basis states or electronic coupling model. The equation-of-motion includes some bath effects non-perturbatively, and can be used to simulate line- shapes beyond the Markovian approximation and open electronic dynamics which are subjects of renewed recent interest. Energy conversion and transport depend critically on the ratio of electron-electron coupling to bath-electron coupling, which is a fitted parameter if a phenomenological basis of many-electron states is used to develop an electronic equation of motion. Since the present work doesn't appeal to any such basis, it avoids this ambiguity. The new theory produces a level of detail beyond the adiabatic Born-Oppenheimer states, but with cost scaling like the Born-Oppenheimer approach. While developing this model we have also applied the time-convolutionless perturbation theory to correlated molecular excitations for the first time. Resonant response properties are given by the formalism without phenomenological parameters. Example propagations with a developmental code are given demonstrating the treatment of electron-correlation in absorption spectra, vibronic structure, and decay in an open system.
Constant centrifugal potential approximation for atom-diatom chemical reaction dynamics
Takada, Shoji
Constant centrifugal potential approximation for atom-diatom chemical reaction dynamics Kengo,Myodaiji, Okazaki 444. Japan (Received 28 September 1993; accepted 8 December 1993) The constant centrifugal of such practically useful approxima- tions the constant centrifugal potential approximation (CCPA) (or the energy
Beam Propagation Method Using a [(p -1)/p] Pade Approximant of the Propagator
Lu, Ya Yan
propagation method (BPM) is developed based on a direct approximation to the propagator using the [(p - 1)/p of the BPM. 1 Introduction The beam propagation method (BPM)14 is widely used in numerical simulation, the governing equation is a scalar Helmholtz equation. The BPM relies on approximating the Helmholtz equation
Zelikovsky, Alexander
correspond to a group of up to eight nodes in the Group #3; This work was supported by a Packard Foundation a group of up to eight virtual positions (c). The only existing approximation algorithms for the GroupA New Approximation Scheme for the Group Steiner Problem #3; C. S. Helvig Gabriel Robins Alexander
Logic-Based Outer-Approximation Algorithm for Solving Discrete-Continuous Dynamic
Grossmann, Ignacio E.
In this work we present an extension of the Logic Outer-Approximation algorithm for deal- ing with disjunctive.e. the control actions) may involve logic decisions that can be modeled as disjunctions [16], [17] giving riseLogic-Based Outer-Approximation Algorithm for Solving Discrete-Continuous Dynamic Optimization
Numerical approximation of bang-bang controls for the heat equation: an optimal design approach
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
Numerical approximation of bang-bang controls for the heat equation: an optimal design approach approximation of null controls of minimal L -norm for the linear heat equation with a bounded potential. Both the internal and boundary controllability problem of a linear heat equation with a bounded potential. Let us
Approximate logic circuits for low overhead, non-intrusive concurrent error detection
Mohanram, Kartik
Approximate logic circuits for low overhead, non-intrusive concurrent error detection Mihir R for the synthesis of approximate logic circuits. A low overhead, non-intrusive solution for concurrent error as proposed in this paper. A low overhead, non-intrusive solution for CED based on ap- proximate
Validation of the correctness of the Hald approximation in assessing tolerance
Gurevich, M. I., E-mail: gur.m@mail.ru; Kalugin, M. A.; Chukbar, B. K. [National Research Center Kurchatov Institute (Russian Federation)
2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
An analysis was performed of the correctness of employing the approximate formula which is widely used when assessing tolerances in the results of regression analysis. The correctness of approximation with the frequently used ratio between the probability and significance level equal to 95/95 is demonstrated. Conditions of application of the formula under stricter requirements, for example, 99/99, are formulated.
ERROR BOUNDS FOR MONOTONE APPROXIMATION SCHEMES FOR HAMILTON-JACOBI-BELLMAN
ERROR BOUNDS FOR MONOTONE APPROXIMATION SCHEMES FOR HAMILTON-JACOBI-BELLMAN EQUATIONS GUY BARLES AND ESPEN R. JAKOBSEN Abstract. We obtain error bounds for monotone approximation schemes of Hamilton-Jacobi, (almost) smooth supersolutions for the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation. 1. Introduction This paper
Approximate model checking of stochastic hybrid systems , J.-P. Katoen
Abate, Alessandro
-room heating system. 1 Introduction Stochastic hybrid systems are a broad and widely applicable classApproximate model checking of stochastic hybrid systems A. Abate , J.-P. Katoen , J. Lygeros , and M. Prandini§ Abstract A method for approximate model checking of stochastic hybrid systems
Ada Numerica (1998), pp. 51-150 Cambridge University Press, 1998 Nonlinear approximation
DeVore, Ronald
1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
References 146 1. Nonlinear approximation: an overview The fundamental problem of approximation theory functionals applied to the target function are known. This information is then used to construct by certain smoothness conditions which are significantly weaker than required in the linear theory. Emphasis
Low complexity channel models for approximating flat Rayleigh fading in network simulations
McDougall, Jeffrey Michael
2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z
of the requirements f DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY August 2003 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering LOW COMPLEXITY CHANNEL MODELS FOR APPROXIMATING FLAT RAYLEIGH FADING IN NETWORK SIMULATIONS A Dissertation by JEFFREY MICHAEL...) ____________________________ ____________________________ Du Li Chanan Singh (Member) (Head of Department) August 2003 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering iii ABSTRACT Low Complexity Channel Models for Approximating Flat Rayleigh Fading...
Serpen, Gursel
Search for A Lyapunov Function through Empirical Approximation by Artificial Neural Nets approximator for empirical modeling of a Lyapunov function for a nonlinear dynamic system that projects stable of designing the so-called Lyapunov neural network, which empirically models a Lyapunov function, is described
ENERGY-PRESERVING AND STABLE APPROXIMATIONS FOR THE TWO-DIMENSIONAL SHALLOW WATER EQUATIONS
ENERGY-PRESERVING AND STABLE APPROXIMATIONS FOR THE TWO-DIMENSIONAL SHALLOW WATER EQUATIONS EITAN water equations 13 5.1. Energy stable schemes 13 5.2. Energy preserving schemes 17 6. Numerical TADMOR AND WEIGANG ZHONG Abstract. We present a systematic development of energy-stable approximations
Approximate Association Rule Mining Jyothsna R. Nayak and Diane J. Cook
Cook, Diane J.
1 Approximate Association Rule Mining Jyothsna R. Nayak and Diane J. Cook Department of Computer. In this paper, we describe an associate rule mining algorithm that searches for approximate association rules and Engineering Box 19015 University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX 76019 Office: (817) 272-3606 Fax: (817
LOW DIMENSIONAL POLYTOPE APPROXIMATION AND ITS APPLICATIONS TO NONNEGATIVE MATRIX FACTORIZATION
factorization is recast as the problem of approximating a polytope on the probability simplex by another polytope with fewer facets. Working on the probability simplex has the advantage that data are limited, polytope approximation, probability simplex, supporting hyper- plane, Hahn-Banach theorem 1. Introduction
Approximations for Bit Error Probabilities in SSMA Communication Systems Using Spreading
Keller, Gerhard
Approximations for Bit Error Probabilities in SSMA Communication Systems Using Spreading Sequences@mi.uni-erlangen.de Abstract-- In previous research, we considered SSMA (spread spectrum multiple access) communication systems of spread spectrum multiple access (SSMA) communication systems, the standard Gaussian approximation (SGA
Validating a model of colon colouration using an Evolution Strategy with adaptive approximations
Rowe, Jon
Validating a model of colon colouration using an Evolution Strategy with adaptive approximations light interaction with the tissue, is aimed at correlating the histology of the colon and its colours been applied to solve it. An adaptive approximate optimisation method has been developed and applied
Real-Time Pricing for Demand Response Based on Stochastic Approximation
Wong, Vincent
1 Real-Time Pricing for Demand Response Based on Stochastic Approximation Pedram Samadi, Student to reduce their energy expenses. Keywords: Demand response, real-time pricing, PAR minimiza- tion, stochastic approximation, simultaneous perturbation. I. INTRODUCTION Demand response (DR) is an important
Wavelet-Based Piecewise Approximation of Steady-State Waveforms for
Tse, Chi K. "Michael"
Wavelet-Based Piecewise Approximation of Steady-State Waveforms for Power Electronics Circuits Kam Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong http://chaos.eie.polyu.edu.hk Abstract-- Wavelet transform has to maximize computational efficiency. In this paper, instead of applying one wavelet approximation
What is Concurrent Programming? Course Outline (Approximate) Evaluation & Deadlines Engineering 9869
Peters, Dennis
What is Concurrent Programming? Course Outline (Approximate) Evaluation & Deadlines Engineering 9869 Advanced Concurrent Programming Introduction Dennis Peters1 Fall 2007 1 Throughout this course I will be borrowing from Dr. Theo Norvell #12;What is Concurrent Programming? Course Outline (Approximate) Evaluation
Green's function approximation from cross-correlations of 20100 Hz noise during a tropical storm
Gerstoft, Peter
Green's function approximation from cross-correlations of 20100 Hz noise during a tropical storm Approximation of Green's functions through cross-correlation of acoustic signals in the ocean, a method referred-bottom-reflected interarray hydrophone travel times. The extracted Green's function depends on the propagating noise
Robert, Pincus
A fast, flexible, approximate technique for computing radiative transfer in inhomogeneous cloud.-J. Morcrette, A fast, flexible, approximate technique for computing radiative transfer in inhomogeneous cloud, which computes fluxes at each level. [3] The description of clouds in current LSMs is quite simple: Most
Improved approximation of the Brinkman equation using a lattice Boltzmann method
Bentz, Dale P.
conditions. The Brinkman equation3 is a generalization of Darcy's law that facilitates the matchingImproved approximation of the Brinkman equation using a lattice Boltzmann method by Nicos S. Martys;Improved approximation of the Brinkman equation using a lattice Boltzmann method Nicos S. Martys Building
Fiat, Amos
1 Mechanism Design and Approximation Our world is an interconnected collection of economic in transportation networks, and market and auc- tion design can lead to mechanisms for allocating and exchanging. #12;2 Mechanism Design and Approximation of individual strategies is complex and the space of possible
Semi-analytic approximations for production of atmospheric muons and neutrinos
Thomas K. Gaisser
2001-04-19T23:59:59.000Z
Simple approximations for fluxes of atmospheric muons and muon neutrinos are developed which display explicitly how the fluxes depend on primary cosmic ray energy and on features of pion production. For energies of approximately 10 GeV and above the results are sufficiently accurate to calculate response functions and to use for estimates of systematic uncertainties.
Miller, William H.
Semiclassical theory of electronically nonadiabatic dynamics: Results of a linearized approximation, California 94720 Received 6 May 1998; accepted 31 July 1998 A linearized approximation to the semiclassical easier to apply than the full SC-IVR because it linearizes the phase difference between interfering
The complexity of approximate Nash equilibrium in congestion games with negative delays
Magniez, FrÃ©dÃ©ric
The complexity of approximate Nash equilibrium in congestion games with negative delays Fr of the complexity of computing an - approximate Nash equilibrium in symmetric congestion games from the case that in symmetric games with increasing delay functions and with - bounded jump the -Nash dynamic converges
Polylogarithmic Supports are required for Approximate Well-Supported Nash Equilibria
Vetta, Adrian
Polylogarithmic Supports are required for Approximate Well-Supported Nash Equilibria below 2@math.mcgill.ca Abstract. In an -approximate Nash equilibrium, a player can gain at most in expectation by unilateral deviation. An -well-supported ap- proximate Nash equilibrium has the stronger requirement that every pure
How hard is it to approximate the best Nash equilibrium? IBM Almaden
Krauthgamer, Robert
How hard is it to approximate the best Nash equilibrium? Elad Hazan IBM Almaden ehazan for a PTAS for Nash equilibrium in a two-player game seeks to circumvent the PPAD- completeness of an (exact) Nash equilibrium by find- ing an approximate equilibrium, and has emerged as a major open question
Approximate Nash Equilibria for Multi-player Games Sebastien Hemon1,2
Fondements et Applications, Université Paris 7
Approximate Nash Equilibria for Multi-player Games S´ebastien H´emon1,2 , Michel de Rougemont1 approximate Nash equilibria in the additive and multiplicative sense, where the number of pure strategies. In the additive case we show that for 0 Nash equilibrium with support size 2r ln(nr+r) 2
Multinomial Approximating Models for Options Hemantha S. B. Herath* and Pranesh Kumar**
Kumar, Pranesh
, Johnson 1987, and Stulz 1982). These models are useful for valuing real options having multiple sourcesMultinomial Approximating Models for Options Hemantha S. B. Herath* and Pranesh Kumar** Business@unbc.ca; Tel: (250) 960-6671 #12;2 Multinomial Approximating Models for Options Abstract. We ensure non
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Saudi arabia to inject funds into ITFC
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
"Saudi Arabian will infuse the Islamic Trade Financing Corporation (ITFC) with SR112.5 million ($30 million). The money will come from the General Investment fund." (1 page)
Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia Undergraduate Bulletin
El-Alfy, El-Sayed
of the publisher. Registered at King Fahd National Library under Legal Deposit No. 1058/15 on 19/5/1415H Printed. It summarizes KFUPM policies, procedures, services and selected activities. It also gives information on admission criteria, academic regulations and requirements, the programs offered by academic departments
Asher, Sanford A.
Polarizability Approximations W. A. Al-Saidi,*, Sanford A. Asher, and Patrick Norman§ Department of Chemical
Silvestrelli, Pier Luigi; Ambrosetti, Alberto [Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Padova, via Marzolo 8, I–35131 Padova, Italy and DEMOCRITOS National Simulation Center of the Italian Istituto Officina dei Materiali (IOM) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), Trieste (Italy)] [Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Padova, via Marzolo 8, I–35131 Padova, Italy and DEMOCRITOS National Simulation Center of the Italian Istituto Officina dei Materiali (IOM) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), Trieste (Italy)
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The Density Functional Theory (DFT)/van der Waals-Quantum Harmonic Oscillator-Wannier function (vdW-QHO-WF) method, recently developed to include the vdW interactions in approximated DFT by combining the quantum harmonic oscillator model with the maximally localized Wannier function technique, is applied to the cases of atoms and small molecules (X=Ar, CO, H{sub 2}, H{sub 2}O) weakly interacting with benzene and with the ideal planar graphene surface. Comparison is also presented with the results obtained by other DFT vdW-corrected schemes, including PBE+D, vdW-DF, vdW-DF2, rVV10, and by the simpler Local Density Approximation (LDA) and semilocal generalized gradient approximation approaches. While for the X-benzene systems all the considered vdW-corrected schemes perform reasonably well, it turns out that an accurate description of the X-graphene interaction requires a proper treatment of many-body contributions and of short-range screening effects, as demonstrated by adopting an improved version of the DFT/vdW-QHO-WF method. We also comment on the widespread attitude of relying on LDA to get a rough description of weakly interacting systems.
Convergence properties of polynomial chaos approximations for L2 random variables.
Field, Richard V., Jr. (.,; .); Grigoriu, Mircea (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY)
2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
Polynomial chaos (PC) representations for non-Gaussian random variables are infinite series of Hermite polynomials of standard Gaussian random variables with deterministic coefficients. For calculations, the PC representations are truncated, creating what are herein referred to as PC approximations. We study some convergence properties of PC approximations for L{sub 2} random variables. The well-known property of mean-square convergence is reviewed. Mathematical proof is then provided to show that higher-order moments (i.e., greater than two) of PC approximations may or may not converge as the number of terms retained in the series, denoted by n, grows large. In particular, it is shown that the third absolute moment of the PC approximation for a lognormal random variable does converge, while moments of order four and higher of PC approximations for uniform random variables do not converge. It has been previously demonstrated through numerical study that this lack of convergence in the higher-order moments can have a profound effect on the rate of convergence of the tails of the distribution of the PC approximation. As a result, reliability estimates based on PC approximations can exhibit large errors, even when n is large. The purpose of this report is not to criticize the use of polynomial chaos for probabilistic analysis but, rather, to motivate the need for further study of the efficacy of the method.
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First and second order approximations to stage numbers in multicomponent enrichment cascades
Scopatz, A. [University of Chicago, 5754 S. Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL, 60637 (United States)
2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper describes closed form, Taylor series approximations to the number product stages in a multicomponent enrichment cascade. Such closed form approximations are required when a symbolic, rather than a numeric, algorithm is used to compute the optimal cascade state. Both first and second order approximations were implemented. The first order solution was found to be grossly incorrect, having the wrong functional form over the entire domain. On the other hand, the second order solution shows excellent agreement with the 'true' solution over the domain of interest. An implementation of the symbolic, second order solver is available in the free and open source PyNE library. (authors)
Paho Lurie-Gregg; Jeff B. Schulte; David Roundy
2014-09-24T23:59:59.000Z
We introduce an approximation for the pair distribution function of the inhomogeneous hard sphere fluid. Our approximation makes use of our recently published averaged pair distribution function at contact which has been shown to accurately reproduce the averaged pair distribution function at contact for inhomogeneous density distributions. This approach achieves greater computational efficiency than previous approaches by enabling the use of exclusively fixed-kernel convolutions and thus allowing an implementation using fast Fourier transforms. We compare results for our pair distribution approximation with two previously published works and Monte-Carlo simulation, showing favorable results.
On the use of consistent approximations for the optimal design of beams
Polak, E.; Neto, C.K.
1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
Most optimal design problems can only be solved through discretization. One solution strategy is to expand the original problem into an infinite sequence of finite dimensional, approximating nonlinear programming problems, which can be solved using standard algorithms. In this paper, an expansion strategy based on the concept of consistent approximations is proposed for certain optimal beam design problems, where the beam is modelled using Euler-Bernoulli beam theory. It is shown that any accumulation point of the sequence of the stationary points of the family of approximating problems is a stationary point of the original, infinite-dimensional problem. Numerical results are presented for problems of optimal design of fixed beams.
Statistical mechanics of the nonlinear Schroedinger equation. II. Mean field approximation
Lebowitz, J.L.; Rose, H.A.; Speer, E.R.
1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The authors investigate a mean field approximation to the statistical mechanics of complex fields with dynamics governed by the nonlinear Schroedinger equation. Such fields, whose Hamiltonian is unbounded below, may model plasmas, lasers, and other physical systems. Restricting themselves to one-dimensional systems with periodic boundary conditions, we find in the mean field approximation a phase transition from a uniform regime to a regime in which the system is dominated by solitons. They compute explicitly, as a function of temperature and density (L/sup 2/ norm), the transition point at which the uniform configuration becomes unstable to local perturbations; static and dynamic mean field approximations yield the same result.
Grossmann, Ignacio E.
impact is approximated as 0.015 ECO 99 units/tkm based on a 40t truck with a 50% capacity load.[4] Non is due to the energy consumption. The environmental impact depends on the energy mix, which varies per: GHG emissions and energy use. Biofuels Bioproducts & Biorefining, 5, 519-532. [3] Klenk,I.; Landquist
Heng, Kevin; Mendonça, João M.; Lee, Jae-Min, E-mail: kevin.heng@csh.unibe.ch, E-mail: joao.mendonca@csh.unibe.ch, E-mail: lee@physik.uzh.ch [University of Bern, Center for Space and Habitability, Sidlerstrasse 5, CH-3012 Bern (Switzerland)
2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present a comprehensive analytical study of radiative transfer using the method of moments and include the effects of non-isotropic scattering in the coherent limit. Within this unified formalism, we derive the governing equations and solutions describing two-stream radiative transfer (which approximates the passage of radiation as a pair of outgoing and incoming fluxes), flux-limited diffusion (which describes radiative transfer in the deep interior), and solutions for the temperature-pressure profiles. Generally, the problem is mathematically underdetermined unless a set of closures (Eddington coefficients) is specified. We demonstrate that the hemispheric (or hemi-isotropic) closure naturally derives from the radiative transfer equation if energy conservation is obeyed, while the Eddington closure produces spurious enhancements of both reflected light and thermal emission. We concoct recipes for implementing two-stream radiative transfer in stand-alone numerical calculations and general circulation models. We use our two-stream solutions to construct toy models of the runaway greenhouse effect. We present a new solution for temperature-pressure profiles with a non-constant optical opacity and elucidate the effects of non-isotropic scattering in the optical and infrared. We derive generalized expressions for the spherical and Bond albedos and the photon deposition depth. We demonstrate that the value of the optical depth corresponding to the photosphere is not always 2/3 (Milne's solution) and depends on a combination of stellar irradiation, internal heat, and the properties of scattering in both the optical and infrared. Finally, we derive generalized expressions for the total, net, outgoing, and incoming fluxes in the convective regime.
MULTI-SCALE MODELING AND APPROXIMATION ASSISTED OPTIMIZATION OF BARE TUBE HEAT EXCHANGERS
Bacellar, Daniel [University of Maryland, College Park; Ling, Jiazhen [University of Maryland, College Park; Aute, Vikrant [University of Maryland, College Park; Radermacher, Reinhard [University of Maryland, College Park; Abdelaziz, Omar [ORNL
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Air-to-refrigerant heat exchangers are very common in air-conditioning, heat pump and refrigeration applications. In these heat exchangers, there is a great benefit in terms of size, weight, refrigerant charge and heat transfer coefficient, by moving from conventional channel sizes (~ 9mm) to smaller channel sizes (< 5mm). This work investigates new designs for air-to-refrigerant heat exchangers with tube outer diameter ranging from 0.5 to 2.0mm. The goal of this research is to develop and optimize the design of these heat exchangers and compare their performance with existing state of the art designs. The air-side performance of various tube bundle configurations are analyzed using a Parallel Parameterized CFD (PPCFD) technique. PPCFD allows for fast-parametric CFD analyses of various geometries with topology change. Approximation techniques drastically reduce the number of CFD evaluations required during optimization. Maximum Entropy Design method is used for sampling and Kriging method is used for metamodeling. Metamodels are developed for the air-side heat transfer coefficients and pressure drop as a function of tube-bundle dimensions and air velocity. The metamodels are then integrated with an air-to-refrigerant heat exchanger design code. This integration allows a multi-scale analysis of air-side performance heat exchangers including air-to-refrigerant heat transfer and phase change. Overall optimization is carried out using a multi-objective genetic algorithm. The optimal designs found can exhibit 50 percent size reduction, 75 percent decrease in air side pressure drop and doubled air heat transfer coefficients compared to a high performance compact micro channel heat exchanger with same capacity and flow rates.
Frénod, Emmanuel
, , , W , J, ) r t = (EDr + MCDr ), t = W q(r)R + ED + MCD r , t = W R , W t = (E0 + E1 ) - J |B| + W
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF A FINITE ELEMENT SCHEME FOR THE APPROXIMATION OF HARMONIC MAPS INTO SURFACES
Bartels, Soeren
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF A FINITE ELEMENT SCHEME FOR THE APPROXIMATION OF HARMONIC MAPS INTO SURFACES Geometric partial differential equations and their analysis as well as numerical simulation have recently
Burke, Kieron
Leading corrections to local approximations Attila Cangi, Donghyung Lee, Peter Elliott, and Kieron efficiency and accuracy. The original density functional theory was that of Thomas1 and Fermi2 TF , in which
Horowitz, Jordan M
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The stochastic thermodynamics of a dilute, well-stirred mixture of chemically-reacting species is built on the stochastic trajectories of reaction events obtained from the Chemical Master Equation. However, when the molecular populations are large, the discrete Chemical Master Equation can be approximated with a continuous diffusion process, like the Chemical Langevin Equation or Low Noise Approximation. In this paper, we investigate to what extent these diffusion approximations inherit the stochastic thermodynamics of the Chemical Master Equation. We find that a stochastic-thermodynamic description is only valid at a detailed-balanced, equilibrium steady state. Away from equilibrium, where there is no consistent stochastic thermodynamics, we show that one can still use the diffusive solutions to approximate the underlying thermodynamics of the Chemical Master Equation.
IMPROVED QUASI-STEADY-STATE-APPROXIMATION METHODS FOR ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY INTEGRATION
Jay, Laurent O.
IMPROVED QUASI-STEADY-STATE-APPROXIMATION METHODS FOR ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY INTEGRATION L. O. JAY are presented. Key words. atmospheric chemistry, stiff ordinary differential equations, quasi PII. S1064827595283033 1. Introduction. As our scientific understanding of atmospheric chemistry
Gu, M; Li, X S; Vassilevski, P S
2010-03-16T23:59:59.000Z
For a given symmetric positive definite matrix A {element_of} R{sup N x N}, we develop a fast and backward stable algorithm to approximate A by a symmetric positive-definite semi-separable matrix, accurate to a constant multiple of any prescribed tolerance. In addition, this algorithm preserves the product, AZ, for a given matrix Z {element_of} R{sup N x d}, where d << N. Our algorithm guarantees the positive-definiteness of the semi-separable matrix by embedding an approximation strategy inside a Cholesky factorization procedure to ensure that the Schur complements during the Cholesky factorization all remain positive definite after approximation. It uses a robust direction-preserving approximation scheme to ensure the preservation of AZ. We present numerical experiments and discuss potential implications of our work.
Gu, Ming; Li, Xiaoye Sherry; Vassilevski, Panayot S.
2009-10-20T23:59:59.000Z
For a given symmetric positive definite matrix A {element_of} R{sup nxn}, we develop a fast and backward stable algorithm to approximate A by a symmetric positive-definite semi-separable matrix, accurate to any prescribed tolerance. In addition, this algorithm preserves the product, AZ, for a given matrix Z {element_of} R{sup nxd}, where d << n. Our algorithm guarantees the positive-definiteness of the semi-separable matrix by embedding an approximation strategy inside a Cholesky factorization procedure to ensure that the Schur complements during the Cholesky factorization all remain positive definite after approximation. It uses a robust direction-preserving approximation scheme to ensure the preservation of AZ. We present numerical experiments and discuss potential implications of our work.
Efficient and private distance approximation in the communication and streaming models
Woodruff, David Paul, 1980-
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis studies distance approximation in two closely related models - the streaming model and the two-party communication model. In the streaming model, a massive data stream is presented in an arbitrary order to a ...
Value Function Approximation on Non-Linear Manifolds for Robot Motor Control
Sugiyama, Masashi; Hachiya, Hirotaka; Towell, Christopher; Vijayakumar, Sethu
The least squares approach works efficiently in value function approximation, given appropriate basis functions. Because of its smoothness, the Gaussian kernel is a popular and useful choice as a basis function. However, ...
L. W. Yeh; G. T. Chen; H. K. Chang
2006-12-22T23:59:59.000Z
To derive physical properties of the neutron star surface with observed spectra, a realistic model spectrum of neutron star surface emission is essential. Limited by computing resources, a full computation of the radiative transfer equations without the diffusion approximation has been conducted up to date only for the case of local magnetic fields being perpendicular to the stellar surface. In this paper we report the full-computation result for an arbitrary field direction. For comparison we also compute the radiative transfer equation using the diffusion approximation. For a given effective temperature, the computed spectrum with the diffusion approximation is always softer than that of a full computation at a non-negligible level. It leads to an over-estimate of the effective temperature if the diffusion approximation spectrum is employed in the spectral fitting. Other characteristics for different magnetic field orientations, such as the beaming pattern of the two polarization modes and the structure of the atmosphere, are also discussed.
Error Analysis of Free Probability Approximations to the Density of States of Disordered Systems
Chen, Jiahao
Theoretical studies of localization, anomalous diffusion and ergodicity breaking require solving the electronic structure of disordered systems. We use free probability to approximate the ensemble-averaged density of states ...
, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA. (Dated: May 11, 2011) Estimating the ground state energy#12;A fast algorithm for approximating the ground state energy on a quantum computer Anargyros
Combining Strategies for Parallel Stochastic Approximation Monte Carlo Algorithm of Big Data
Lin, Fang-Yu
2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
of iterations and is prone to get trapped into local optima. On the other hand, Stochastic Approximation in Monte Carlo algorithm (SAMC), a very sophisticated algorithm in theory and applications, can avoid getting trapped into local optima and produce more...
How Accurate are the Gaussian and Gamma Approximations to the Outage Capacity of MIMO Channels ?
Øien, Geir E.
How Accurate are the Gaussian and Gamma Approximations to the Outage Capacity of MIMO Channels MIMO capacity complementary cumulative distribution functions, or equivalently, the outage capacity distribution function (CDF) (also known as the outage capacity), or equivalently, the capacity complementary
V. Rezania; Y. Sobouti
1998-04-27T23:59:59.000Z
The post-Newtonian approximation of general relativistic Liouville's equation is presented. Two integrals of it, generalizations of the classical energy and angular momentum, are obtained. Polytropic models are constructed as an application.
Moist processes and the quasi-hydrostatic approximation in a mesoscale numerical model
Kennedy, Charles Joseph
1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
MOIST PROCESSES AND THE QUASI-HYDROSTATIC APPROXIMATION IN A MESOSCALE NUMERICAL MODEL A Thesis by CHARLES JOSEPH KENNEDY Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1987 Major Subject: Meteorology MOIST PROCESSES AND THE QUASI-HYDROSTATIC APPROXIMATION IN A MESOSCALE NUMERICAL MODEL A Thesis by CHARLES JOSEPH KENNEDY Approved as to style and content by: Dusan Djuric (Chair...
Quasiparticle and Optical Excitations in Solid Ne and Ar: GW and BSE Approximations
Patterson, Charles H.; Galamic-Mulaomerovic, S. [School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2 (Ireland)
2007-12-26T23:59:59.000Z
The GW approximation and the Bethe-Salpeter equation (BSE) have been used to calculate quasiparticle and optical excitations in solid Ne and Ar. Absolute positions of quasiparticle and quasihole energies are found to be in very good agreement with experimental values. Binding energies of Frenkel excitons for these systems calculated using the BSE are also in good agreement with experiment. Splitting of excitons into longitudinal and transverse modes is calculated and found to be approximately twice the experimentally measured value.
Pokta, Suriani
2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY August 2004 Major Subject: Statistics BAYESIAN MODEL SELECTION USING EXACT AND APPROXIMATED POSTERIOR PROBABILITIES WITH APPLICATIONS TO STAR DATA A Dissertation by SURIANI POKTA Submitted to Texas A.... Longnecker (Head of Department) August 2004 Major Subject: Statistics iii ABSTRACT Bayesian Model Selection Using Exact and Approximated Posterior Probabilities with Applications to Star Data. (August 2004) Suriani Pokta, B.S., Mathematics, University...
Lillo, Thomas M.; Chu, Henry S.; Harrison, William M.; Bailey, Derek
2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z
Methods of forming composite materials include coating particles of titanium dioxide with a substance including boron (e.g., boron carbide) and a substance including carbon, and reacting the titanium dioxide with the substance including boron and the substance including carbon to form titanium diboride. The methods may be used to form ceramic composite bodies and materials, such as, for example, a ceramic composite body or material including silicon carbide and titanium diboride. Such bodies and materials may be used as armor bodies and armor materials. Such methods may include forming a green body and sintering the green body to a desirable final density. Green bodies formed in accordance with such methods may include particles comprising titanium dioxide and a coating at least partially covering exterior surfaces thereof, the coating comprising a substance including boron (e.g., boron carbide) and a substance including carbon.
Prinsloo, R. H.; Tomasevic, D. I. [Necsa, PO Box 582, Pretoria, 0001 (South Africa)
2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
Transverse integrated nodal diffusion methods currently represent the standard in full core neutronic simulation. The primary shortcoming in this approach is the utilization of the quadratic transverse leakage approximation. This approach, although proven to work well for typical LWR problems, is not consistent with the formulation of nodal methods and can cause accuracy and convergence problems. In previous work, an improved, consistent quadratic leakage approximation was formulated, which derived from the class of higher order nodal methods developed some years ago. In this paper a number of iteration schemes are developed around this consistent quadratic leakage approximation which yield accurate node average results in much improved calculational times. The developed consistent leakage approximation is extended in this work via a number of numerical schemes, the most promising of which results from utilizing the consistent leakage approximation as a correction method to the standard quadratic leakage approximation. Numerical results are demonstrated on a set of benchmark problems, such as the 3D IAEA LWR and MOX C5 problems. (authors)
Approximate l-fold cross-validation with Least Squares SVM and Kernel Ridge Regression
Edwards, Richard E [ORNL] [ORNL; Zhang, Hao [ORNL] [ORNL; Parker, Lynne Edwards [ORNL] [ORNL; New, Joshua Ryan [ORNL] [ORNL
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Kernel methods have difficulties scaling to large modern data sets. The scalability issues are based on computational and memory requirements for working with a large matrix. These requirements have been addressed over the years by using low-rank kernel approximations or by improving the solvers scalability. However, Least Squares Support VectorMachines (LS-SVM), a popular SVM variant, and Kernel Ridge Regression still have several scalability issues. In particular, the O(n^3) computational complexity for solving a single model, and the overall computational complexity associated with tuning hyperparameters are still major problems. We address these problems by introducing an O(n log n) approximate l-fold cross-validation method that uses a multi-level circulant matrix to approximate the kernel. In addition, we prove our algorithm s computational complexity and present empirical runtimes on data sets with approximately 1 million data points. We also validate our approximate method s effectiveness at selecting hyperparameters on real world and standard benchmark data sets. Lastly, we provide experimental results on using a multi-level circulant kernel approximation to solve LS-SVM problems with hyperparameters selected using our method.
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Tang, J. Y.
2015-09-03T23:59:59.000Z
The Michaelis–Menten kinetics and the reverse Michaelis–Menten kinetics are two popular mathematical formulations used in many land biogeochemical models to describe how microbes and plants would respond to changes in substrate abundance. However, the criteria of when to use which of the two are often ambiguous. Here I show that these two kinetics are special approximations to the Equilibrium Chemistry Approximation kinetics, which is the first order approximation to the quadratic kinetics that solves the equation of enzyme-substrate complex exactly for a single enzyme single substrate biogeochemical reaction with the law of mass action and the assumption of quasi-steady-state formore »the enzyme-substrate complex and that the product genesis from enzyme-substrate complex is much slower than the equilibration between enzyme-substrate complexes, substrates and enzymes. In particular, I showed that the derivation of the Michaelis–Menten kinetics does not consider the mass balance constraint of the substrate, and the reverse Michaelis–Menten kinetics does not consider the mass balance constraint of the enzyme, whereas both of these constraints are taken into account in the Equilibrium Chemistry Approximation kinetics. By benchmarking against predictions from the quadratic kinetics for a wide range of substrate and enzyme concentrations, the Michaelis–Menten kinetics was found to persistently under-predict the normalized sensitivity ? ln v / ? ln k2+ of the reaction velocity v with respect to the maximum product genesis rate k2+, persistently over-predict the normalized sensitivity ? ln v / ? ln k1+ of v with respect to the intrinsic substrate affinity k1+, persistently over-predict the normalized sensitivity ? ln v / ? ln [ E ]T of v with respect the total enzyme concentration [ E ]T and persistently under-predict the normalized sensitivity ? ln v / ? ln [ S ]T of v with respect to the total substrate concentration [ S ]T. Meanwhile, the reverse Michaelis–Menten kinetics persistently under-predicts ? ln v / ? ln k2+ and ? ln v / ? ln [ E ]T, and persistently over-predicts ? ln v / ? ln k1+ and ? ln v / ? ln [ S ]T. In contrast, the Equilibrium Chemistry Approximation kinetics always gives consistent predictions of ? ln v / ? ln k2+, ? ln v / ? ln k1+, ? ln v / ? ln [ E ]T and ? ln v / ? ln [ S ]T. Since the Equilibrium Chemistry Approximation kinetics includes the advantages from both the Michaelis–Menten kinetics and the reverse Michaelis–Menten kinetics and it is applicable for almost the whole range of substrate and enzyme abundances, soil biogeochemical modelers therefore no longer need to choose when to use the Michaelis–Menten kinetics or the reverse Michaelis–Menten kinetics. I expect removing this choice ambiguity will make it easier to formulate more robust and consistent land biogeochemical models.« less
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Cuniberti, Gianaurelio
an analytical theory for this case. This theory is based on the self-consistent Born approximation SCBA , which
Photovoltaic Device Including A Boron Doping Profile In An I-Type Layer
Yang, Liyou (Lawrenceville, NJ)
1993-10-26T23:59:59.000Z
A photovoltaic cell for use in a single junction or multijunction photovoltaic device, which includes a p-type layer of a semiconductor compound including silicon, an i-type layer of an amorphous semiconductor compound including silicon, and an n-type layer of a semiconductor compound including silicon formed on the i-type layer. The i-type layer including an undoped first sublayer formed on the p-type layer, and a boron-doped second sublayer formed on the first sublayer.
Koji Harada; Hirofumi Kubo; Yuki Yamamoto
2011-01-21T23:59:59.000Z
Pionful nuclear effective field theory (NEFT) in the two-nucleon sector is examined from the Wilsonian renormalization group point of view. The pion exchange is cut off at the floating cutoff scale, $\\Lambda$, with the short-distance part being represented as contact interactions in accordance with the general principle of renormalization. We derive the nonperturbative renormalization group equations in the leading order of the nonrelativistic approximation in the operator space including up to $\\mathcal{O}(p^2)$ and find the nontrivial fixed points in the $^1S_0$ and $^3S_1$--$^3D_1$ channels which are identified with those in the pionless NEFT. The scaling dimensions, which determine the power counting, of the contact interactions at the nontrivial fixed points are also identified with those in the pionless NEFT. We emphasize the importance of the separation of the pion exchange into the short-distance and the long-distance parts, since a part of the former is nonperturbative while the latter is perturbative.
APPROXIMATION ON NASH SETS WITH MONOMIAL SINGULARITIES (joint work with J.F. Fernando and J.M. Ruiz)
Baro, Elías
APPROXIMATION ON NASH SETS WITH MONOMIAL SINGULARITIES Elías Baro (joint work with J.F. Fernando and J.M. Ruiz) Universidad Complutense de Madrid APPROXIMATION ON NASH SETS WITH MONOMIAL SINGULARITIES and definitions This work is devoted to the approximation of differentiable semialgebraic functions by Nash
Approximate inference on planar graphs using loop calculus and belief progagation
Chertkov, Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Gomez, Vicenc [RADBOUD UNIV; Kappen, Hilbert [RADBOUD UNIV
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We introduce novel results for approximate inference on planar graphical models using the loop calculus framework. The loop calculus (Chertkov and Chernyak, 2006b) allows to express the exact partition function Z of a graphical model as a finite sum of terms that can be evaluated once the belief propagation (BP) solution is known. In general, full summation over all correction terms is intractable. We develop an algorithm for the approach presented in Chertkov et al. (2008) which represents an efficient truncation scheme on planar graphs and a new representation of the series in terms of Pfaffians of matrices. We analyze in detail both the loop series and the Pfaffian series for models with binary variables and pairwise interactions, and show that the first term of the Pfaffian series can provide very accurate approximations. The algorithm outperforms previous truncation schemes of the loop series and is competitive with other state-of-the-art methods for approximate inference.
Maz'ya, Vladimir; Nieves, Michael
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We describe a method of asymptotic approximations to solutions of mixed boundary value problems for the Laplacian in a three-dimensional domain with many perforations of arbitrary shape, with the Neumann boundary conditions being prescribed on the surfaces of small voids. The only assumption made on the geometry is that the diameter of a void is assumed to be smaller compared to the distance to the nearest neighbour. The asymptotic approximation, obtained here, involves a linear combination of dipole fields constructed for individual voids, with the coefficients, which are determined by solving a linear algebraic system. We prove the solvability of this system and derive an estimate for its solution. The energy estimate is obtained for the remainder term of the asymptotic approximation.
Relativistic equation of state at subnuclear densities in the Thomas-Fermi approximation
Zhang, Z. W.; Shen, H., E-mail: shennankai@gmail.com [School of Physics, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071 (China)
2014-06-20T23:59:59.000Z
We study the non-uniform nuclear matter using the self-consistent Thomas-Fermi approximation with a relativistic mean-field model. The non-uniform matter is assumed to be composed of a lattice of heavy nuclei surrounded by dripped nucleons. At each temperature T, proton fraction Y{sub p} , and baryon mass density ? {sub B}, we determine the thermodynamically favored state by minimizing the free energy with respect to the radius of the Wigner-Seitz cell, while the nucleon distribution in the cell can be determined self-consistently in the Thomas-Fermi approximation. A detailed comparison is made between the present results and previous calculations in the Thomas-Fermi approximation with a parameterized nucleon distribution that has been adopted in the widely used Shen equation of state.
Vladimir Maz'ya; Alexander Movchan; Michael Nieves
2010-05-24T23:59:59.000Z
We describe a method of asymptotic approximations to solutions of mixed boundary value problems for the Laplacian in a three-dimensional domain with many perforations of arbitrary shape, with the Neumann boundary conditions being prescribed on the surfaces of small voids. The only assumption made on the geometry is that the diameter of a void is assumed to be smaller compared to the distance to the nearest neighbour. The asymptotic approximation, obtained here, involves a linear combination of dipole fields constructed for individual voids, with the coefficients, which are determined by solving a linear algebraic system. We prove the solvability of this system and derive an estimate for its solution. The energy estimate is obtained for the remainder term of the asymptotic approximation.
On Lossless Approximations, the Fluctuation-Dissipation Theorem, and Limitations of Measurements
Sandberg, Henrik; Doyle, John C
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, we take a control-theoretic approach to answering some standard questions in statistical mechanics, and use the results to derive limitations of classical measurements. A central problem is the relation between systems which appear macroscopically dissipative but are microscopically lossless. We show that a linear system is dissipative if, and only if, it can be approximated by a linear lossless system over arbitrarily long time intervals. Hence lossless systems are in this sense dense in dissipative systems. A linear active system can be approximated by a nonlinear lossless system that is charged with initial energy. As a by-product, we obtain mechanisms explaining the Onsager relations from time-reversible lossless approximations, and the fluctuation-dissipation theorem from uncertainty in the initial state of the lossless system. The results are applied to measurement devices and are used to quantify limits on the so-called observer effect, also called back action, which is the impact the me...
Jun Li; Jinshuang Jin; Xin-Qi Li; YiJing Yan
2014-06-26T23:59:59.000Z
Beyond the second-order Born approximation, we develop an improved master equation approach to quantum transport by virtue of a self-consistent Born approximation. The basic idea is replacing the free Green's function in the tunneling self-energy by an effective reduced propagator under the Born approximation. We found that the effect of this simple improvement is remarkable, for instance, it can not only recover the exact result of noninteracting transport under arbitrary voltages, but also predict the challenging nonequilibrium Kondo effect. In addition to having an elegant structure, the application convenience and accuracy of the proposed scheme, as demonstrated by the examples in this work, may suggest it a useful tool for quantum transports.
An improved approximation scheme for the centrifugal term and the Hulthen potential
Sameer M. Ikhdair
2009-01-07T23:59:59.000Z
We present a new approximation scheme for the centrifugal term to solve the Schrodinger equation with the Hulthen potential for any arbitrary l state by means of a mathematical Nikiforov-Uvarov (NU) method. We obtain the bound state energy eigenvalues and the normalized corresponding eigenfunctions expressed in terms of the Jacobi polynomials or hypergeometric functions for a particle exposed to this potential field. Our numerical results of the energy eigenvalues are found to be in high agreement with those results obtained by using the program based on a numerical integration procedure. The s-wave (l=0) analytic solution for the binding energies and eigenfunctions of a particle are also calculated. The physical meaning of the approximate analytical solution is discussed. The present approximation scheme is systematic and accurate.
Power Spectra beyond the Slow Roll Approximation in Theories with Non-Canonical Kinetic Terms
Carsten van de Bruck; Mathew Robinson
2014-07-23T23:59:59.000Z
We derive analytical expressions for the power spectra at the end of inflation in theories with two inflaton fields and non-canonical kinetic terms. We find that going beyond the slow-roll approximation is necessary and that the nature of the non-canonical terms have an important impact on the final power spectra at the end of inflation. We study five models numerically and find excellent agreement with our analytical results. Our results emphasise the fact that going beyond the slow-roll approximation is important in times of high-precision data coming from cosmological observations.
H. Socas-Navarro; J. Trujillo Bueno; E. Landi Degl'Innocenti
2005-05-16T23:59:59.000Z
The \\ion{He}{1} multiplet at 10830 \\AA is formed in the incomplete Paschen-Back regime for typical conditions found in solar and stellar atmospheres. The positions and strengths of the various components that form the Zeeman structure of this multiplet in the Paschen-Back regime are approximated here by polynomials. The fitting errors are smaller than $\\sim10^{-2}$ m\\AA in the component positions and $\\sim10^{-3}$ in the relative strengths. The approximant polynomials allow for a very fast implementation of the incomplete Paschen-Back regime in numerical codes for the synthesis and inversion of polarization profiles in this important multiplet.
On the approximations of the distribution function of fusion alpha particles
Bilato, R., E-mail: roberto.bilato@ipp.mpg.de; Brambilla, M.; Poli, E. [Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, EURATOM Association, Boltzmannstr. 2, 85748 Garching (Germany)
2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
The solution of the drift-kinetic equation for fusion-born alpha particles is derived in the limit of dominant parallel streaming, and it is related to the usual slowing-down distribution function. The typical approximations of the fast tail of fusion-born alpha particles are briefly compared and discussed. In particular, approximating the distribution function of fast-alpha particles with an “equivalent” Maxwellian is inaccurate to describe absorption of radio-frequency waves in the ion-cyclotron range of frequencies.
Photovoltaic module kit including connector assembly for non-penetrating array installation
Botkin, Jonathan; Graves, Simon; Danning, Matt; Culligan, Matthew
2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
A PV module kit for non-penetrating rooftop installation, including a plurality of PV modules and a plurality of connectors. Each of the PV modules includes a PV laminate and a frame forming a mounting region assembled thereto. The connectors include a male connector having a male fastener extending from a head, and a female connector having a female fastener assempbled within a head. The heads are entirely formed of plastic. The kit provides a mounted array state including a junction at which the mounting regions of at least two of the PV modules are aligned and interconnected by engagement of the male connector with the female connector. The so-formed junction is substantially electrically insulated. The plurality of connectors can further include a spacer connector including a head forming a bore sized slidably receive the male fastener, with all of the connector heads being identical.
Photovoltaic module kit including connector assembly for non-penetrating array installation
Botkin, Jonathan; Graves, Simon; Danning, Matt; Culligan, Matthew
2012-10-23T23:59:59.000Z
A PV module kit for non-penetrating rooftop installation, including a plurality of PV modules and a plurality of connectors. Each of the PV modules includes a PV laminate and a frame forming a mounting region assembled thereto. The connectors include a male connector having a male fastener extending from a head, and a female connector having a female fastener assembled within a head. The heads are entirely formed of plastic. The kit provides a mounted array state including a junction at which the mounting region of at least two of the PV modules are aligned and interconnected by engagement of the male connector with the female connector. The so-formed junction is substantially electrically insulated. The plurality of connectors can further include a spacer connector including a head forming a bore sized to slidably receive the male fastener, with all of the connector heads being identical.
Photovoltaic module kit including connector assembly for non-penetrating array installation
Botkin, Jonathan (El Cerrito, CA); Graves, Simon (Berkeley, CA); Danning, Matt (Oakland, CA); Culligan, Matthew (Berkeley, CA)
2011-11-22T23:59:59.000Z
A PV module kit for non-penetrating rooftop installation, including a plurality of PV modules and a plurality of connectors. Each of the PV modules includes a PV laminate and a frame forming a mounting region assembled thereto. The connectors include a male connector having a male fastener extending from a head, and a female connector having a female fastener assembled within a head. The heads are entirely formed of plastic. The kit provides a mounted array state including a junction at which the mounting region of at least two of the PV modules are aligned and interconnected by engagement of the male connector with the female connector. The so-formed junction is substantially electrically insulated. The plurality of connectors can further include a spacer connector including a head forming a bore sized to slidably receive the male fastener, with all of the connector heads being identical.