Fact #612: March 1, 2010 The Distance of Trips to Work
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The recently released Nationwide Household Travel Survey shows that nearly 60% of work trips are 10 miles or less in distance. Only 9% of work trips are over 30 miles. The average work trip...
Fact #728: May 21, 2012 Average Trip Length is Less Than Ten Miles
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The average trip length (one-way) is 9.7 miles according to the 2009 Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey. Trip lengths vary by the purpose of the trip. Shopping and family/personal business...
An Analysis of Air Passenger Average Trip Lengths and Fare Levels in US Domestic Markets
Huang, Sheng-Chen Alex
2000-01-01
California at Berkeley An Analysis of Air Passenger AverageCalifornia at Berkeley An Analysis of Air Passenger Average
StructuralHammingDistance Average SHD Results -Child -Sample Size 500
Brown, Laura E.
, and Hailfinder10 Networks. C22_complete_shd_results.tex; 5/08/2005; 16:24; p.2 #12;0 500 1000 1500 x MMHC OR1k=5 GES StructuralHammingDistance Average SHD Results - Child - Sample Size 500 Error Bars = +/- Std TPDA GES StructuralHammingDistance Average SHD Results - Child3 - Sample Size 500 Error Bars = +/- Std
Ring aggregation pattern of Human Travel Trips
Wang, Zi-Yang; Zhu, Peng; Qin, Yong; Jia, Li-Min
2015-01-01
Although a lot of attentions have been paid to human mobility, the relationship between travel pattern with city structure is still unclear. Here we probe into this relationship by analyzing the metro passenger trip data.There are two unprecedented findings. One, from the average view a linear law exists between the individual's travel distance with his original distance to city center. The mechanism underlying is a travel pattern we called "ring aggregation", i.e., the daily movement of city passengers is just aggregating to a ring with roughly equal distance to city center.Interestingly, for the round trips the daily travel pattern can be regarded as a switching between the home ring at outer area with the office ring at the inner area. Second, this linear law and ring aggregation pattern seems to be an exclusive characteristic of the metro system. It can not be found in short distance transportation modes, such as bicycle and taxi, neither as multiple transportation modes. This means the ring aggregation p...
Srinivasan, Manoj
in a more ecological (non-treadmill) setting. We asked subjects to travel a given distance overground to go from your house to the bus stop and have very little time to do so. You would likely run the whole
One-trip drum operating instruction
Ruff, D.T.
1994-10-01
The one trip system is a bagless transfer system for egress of waste from gloveboxes into 55 gallon one-trip drums. The contents of this document give an overview of the assembly, loading, and handling of the one-trip drum for use in the WRAP-1 plant.
Systematic comparison of trip distribution laws and models
Lenormand, Maxime; Ramasco, José J
2015-01-01
Trip distribution laws are basic for the travel demand characterization needed in transport and urban planning. Several approaches have been considered in the last years. One of them is the so-called gravity law, in which the number of trips is assumed to be related to the population at origin and destination and to decrease with the distance. The mathematical expression of this law resembles Newton's law of gravity, which explains its name. Another popular approach is inspired by the theory of intervening opportunities and it has been concreted into the so-called radiation models. Individuals are supposed to travel until they find a job opportunity, so the population and jobs spatial distributions naturally lead to a trip flow network. In this paper, we perform a thorough comparison between the gravity and the radiation approaches in their ability at estimating commuting flows. We test the gravity and the radiation laws against empirical trip data at different scales and coming from different countries. Diff...
Julien M. E. Fraïsse; Daniel Braun
2015-04-13
We investigate in detail a recently introduced "coherent averaging scheme" in terms of its usefulness for achieving Heisenberg limited sensitivity in the measurement of different parameters. In the scheme, $N$ quantum probes in a product state interact with a quantum bus. Instead of measuring the probes directly and then averaging as in classical averaging, one measures the quantum bus or the entire system and tries to estimate the parameters from these measurement results. Combining analytical results from perturbation theory and an exactly solvable dephasing model with numerical simulations, we draw a detailed picture of the scaling of the best achievable sensitivity with $N$, the dependence on the initial state, the interaction strength, the part of the system measured, and the parameter under investigation.
Avoid Nuisance Tripping with Premium Efficiency Motors
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site
Avoid Nuisance Tripping with Premium Efficiency Motors In most cases, upgrading to premium efficiency motors has no noticeable impact on the electrical system. However, in rare...
Winter Break Trip 2014 New York City
Hutcheon, James M.
Winter Break Trip 2014 New York City Tentative Trip Information December 13-19, 2014 Saturday Park & Ride Service" o These buses are NOT on the New York City Metro system. · Transportation in the City o Buying a New York Metro card is highly encouraged. o Price for a ride is $2.75 o The cost
Trip to Philadelphia and By Saul Wilson
Wilson, W. Stephen
Trip to Philadelphia and New York June 25th 28th , 2003 By Saul Wilson With Assistance from Joyce Steeves Photos and Tourist Sections by W. Stephen Wilson #12;Page 2 Trip to Philadelphia and New York June a day had to be devoted to sightsee- ing. Philadelphia - June 23rd We left Baltimore at 7:47a
Extraordinary Ductility in Albearing TRIP Steel
Cambridge, University of
ferrite that is normally introduced into TRIPassisted steels by intercritical annealing or continuousExtraordinary Ductility in Albearing TRIP Steel By H. L. Yi1 , K. Y. Lee2 and H. K. D. H strength and elongation which are not available with current steels used in the manufacture of automobiles
Welcome to Q?rius Field Trip Logistics
Miller, Scott
· Welcome to Q?rius · Field Trip Logistics · Getting the Most from Q?rius · Class Overview.qrius.si.edu4 FIELD TRIP LOGISTICS FIELD TRIP LOGISTICS GETTING READY · Carefully review your confirmation
Brazil Trip, 2014 Prepared by Sukant Misra
Rock, Chris
1 Brazil Trip, 2014 Prepared by Sukant Misra 1. The Visits: Sao, National Coordinator of TTU ISD in Brazil. 3. Visits of Institutions of Higher/institutions of Brazil, and are the major players of the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY FIELD TRIP GUIDEBOOK
Merguerian, Charles
into the depths of the earth...We have an unknown distance yet to run; an unknown river yet to explore. What falls anywhere else on the earth and a river best described as the river of no return. His name was John Wesley knew that it was mostly arid and that the Colorado River ran through it. They knew that the ground
No "big trips" for the universe
Valerio Faraoni
2007-02-27
It has been claimed in several papers that a phantom energy-dominated universe can undergo a ``big trip'', i.e., tunneling through a wormhole that grows faster than the cosmic substratum due to the accretion of phantom energy, and will reappear on the other mouth of the wormhole. We show that such claims are unfounded and contradict the Einstein equations.
Educators Trip to Turkey June 10-21, 2014
Bermúdez, José Luis
Educators Trip to Turkey June 10-21, 2014 Sponsored by Public Partnership & Outreach, Texas A&M University and Raindrop Foundation, Houston & Bryan/College Station Cost of the Turkey Educators Trip Airline Foundation Houston Note: Educators Trip to Turkey (see address below) Mr. Mehmet Okumus, President
Probabilistic methods in a study of trip setpoints
Kaulitz, D. E.
2012-07-01
Most early vintage Boiling Water Reactors have a high head and high capacity High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) pump to keep the core covered following a loss of coolant accident (LOCA). However, the protection afforded by the HPCI pump for mitigating a LOCA introduces the potential that a spurious start of the HPCI pump could oversupply the reactor vessel and lead to an automatic trip of the main turbine due to high water level. A turbine trip and associated increase in moderator density could challenge the bases of fuel integrity operating limits. To prevent turbine trip during spurious operation of the HPCI pump, the reactor protection system includes instrumentation and logic to sense high water level and automatically trip the HPCI pump prior to reaching the turbine trip setpoint. This paper describes an analysis that was performed to determine if existing reactor vessel water level trip instrumentation, logic and setpoints result in a high probability that the HPCI pump will trip prior to actuation of the turbine trip. Using nominal values for the initial water level and for the HPCI pump and turbine trip setpoints, and using the probability distribution functions for measurement uncertainty in these setpoints, a Monte Carlo simulation was employed to determine probabilities of successfully tripping the HPCI pump prior to tripping of the turbine. The results of the analysis established that the existing setpoints, instrumentation and logic would be expected to reliably prevent a trip of the main turbine. (authors)
GTA TRIP GENERATION RATES, 1986 -1996 Eric J. Miller
Toronto, University of
GTA TRIP GENERATION RATES, 1986 - 1996 by Eric J. Miller Department of Civil Engineering University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2. CHANGES IN GTA TRIP GENERATION RATES, 1986-96 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 3. DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS AFFECTING WORK TRIP GENERATION . . . . . . . . . . 12 3.1 Observed Trends
Hunton Group core workshop and field trip
Johnson, K.S.
1993-12-31
The Late Ordovician-Silurian-Devonian Hunton Group is a moderately thick sequence of shallow-marine carbonates deposited on the south edge of the North American craton. This rock unit is a major target for petroleum exploration and reservoir development in the southern Midcontinent. The workshop described here was held to display cores, outcrop samples, and other reservoir-characterization studies of the Hunton Group and equivalent strata throughout the region. A field trip was organized to complement the workshop by allowing examination of excellent outcrops of the Hunton Group of the Arbuckle Mountains.
Slips,Trips and Falls RISK MANAGEMENT BULLETINWINTER 2014
Kavanagh, Karen L.
Preventing Slips,Trips and Falls RISK MANAGEMENT BULLETINWINTER 2014 Slips, Trips and Falls with a membership of 61 Canadian universities. CURIE risk management, campus loss control and focused training-profit cost-effective alternative to traditional insurance. Formed in 1988, CURIE is a risk sharing pool
Winter Break Trip 2014 New York City & Washington DC
Hutcheon, James M.
Winter Break Trip 2014 New York City & Washington DC Tentative Trip Information December 13/Meadowlands 575 Park Plaza Drive Secaucus, NJ 07094 (201) 422-9480 Hotel is located 3 miles west of New York City for departure at 5pm. · Public Transportation to and from the city o Bus stop is at NW E ST & NW New Jersey Ave
Chrien, R.E.
1986-10-01
The principles of resonance averaging as applied to neutron capture reactions are described. Several illustrations of resonance averaging to problems of nuclear structure and the distribution of radiative strength in nuclei are provided. 30 refs., 12 figs.
Transformations in TRIP-assisted Steels: Microstructure and Properties
Chatterjee, Sourabh
Despite the presence of high-carbon martensite, TRIP-assisted steels possess large uniform elongation. High-carbon martensite is normally brittle. In this thesis, it has been demonstrated that this apparent anomaly is due to the fine size...
At the Crossroads: Notes from a Trip to the Philippines
Schirmer, Daniel Boone
1990-01-01
S. military installations on Philippine soil. tfprùtg/S^nmerNotes From A Trip to the Philippines Roone Schirmer Early inon U.S. bsftHi in the Philippines, attended by over 200
TripAdvisorN-D : A Tourism-Inspired
TripAdvisorN-D : A Tourism-Inspired High-Dimensional Space Exploration Framework with Overview, also experience the world in a serial fashion. But we typically have access to a map to help
Hayden, Nancy J.
UVM Outing Club Trip Logistics Planner All leadership teams taking out Outing Club trips need. Completed and detailed trip logistics planner 2. Copies of all participant AND leader medical forms 3? Copies of medical forms nad logistics planner? Picked up Purchase Orders, Gas Card, and Petty Cash? Food
H. Essen
2004-01-28
This paper addresses the problem of the separation of rotational and internal motion. It introduces the concept of average angular velocity as the moment of inertia weighted average of particle angular velocities. It extends and elucidates the concept of Jellinek and Li (1989) of separation of the energy of overall rotation in an arbitrary (non-linear) $N$-particle system. It generalizes the so called Koenig's theorem on the two parts of the kinetic energy (center of mass plus internal) to three parts: center of mass, rotational, plus the remaining internal energy relative to an optimally translating and rotating frame.
Forrest, Timothy Lee
2007-04-25
This thesis presents a methodology for conducting logistic regression modeling of trip and household information obtained from household travel surveys and vehicle trip information obtained from global positioning systems (GPS) to better understand...
Secretary Chu Postpones China Trip to Continue Work on BP Oil...
Postpones China Trip to Continue Work on BP Oil Spill Response Efforts Secretary Chu Postpones China Trip to Continue Work on BP Oil Spill Response Efforts May 21, 2010 - 12:00am...
A Computational-based Approach for the Design of Trip Steels
Li, Sheng-Yen
2013-08-06
The purpose of this work is to optimize the chemical composition as well as the heat treatment for improving the mechanical performance of the TRIP steel by employing the theoretical models. TRIP steel consists of the microstructure with ferrite...
Major Challenges in Landscape Planning: Simulated Field Trips
of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 require surface coal mines to be reclaimed backMajor Challenges in Landscape Planning: Simulated Field Trips Surface Mining1 Robert Leopold, Bruce Rowland and Reed Stalder 2/ Abstract: The surface mining process consists of four phases: (1) exploration
Linear Utility Corridors--A Simulated Visual Field Trip1
Linear Utility Corridors-- A Simulated Visual Field Trip1 Robert W. Ross, Jr. 2/ 1/ Presented utility corridors continuing to find their way across the American landscape, more and more people are becoming concerned about their ecological as well as visual impact. This paper examines "linear utility
TRIP / DAILY OPERATOR CHECKLIST CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH
Sorin, Eric J.
TRIP / DAILY OPERATOR CHECKLIST CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH Date_____________ License Needing Attention Overheating Oil Leaking Knocks No power Oil pressure loss Noisy Slips Poor release Grabs Chatters Noisy Oil leakage Hard shifting Slips during shifts ( Shimmy-wander Free play Wheel balance Hard
d TRIP steel S. Chatterjee, M. Murugananth and H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia*
Cambridge, University of
of 23%. Keywords: TRIP assisted steel, Martensite, Bainite, d Ferrite Introduction Steels into martensite during deformation.110 The critical solute in TRIP assisted steels is silicon, whichd TRIP steel S. Chatterjee, M. Murugananth and H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia* A combination of neural
Short distance physics with heavy quark potentials
Zantow, F; Karsch, Frithjof; Petreczky, P
2002-01-01
We present lattice studies of heavy quark potentials in the quenched approximation of QCD at finite temperatures. Both, the color singlet and color averaged potentials are calculated. While the potentials are well known at large distances, we give a detailed analysis of their short distance behavior (from 0.015 fm to 1 fm) near the critical temperature. At these distances we expect that the T-dependent potentials go over into the zero temperature potential. Indeed, we find evidences that the temperature influence gets suppressed and the potentials starts to become a unique function of the underlying distance scale. We use this feature to normalize the heavy quark potentials at short distances and extract the free energy of the quark system in a gluonic heat bath.
Antonio Enea Romano
2007-01-27
We show that positive averaged acceleration obtained in LTB models through spatial averaging can require integration over a region beyond the event horizon of the central observer. We provide an example of a LTB model with positive averaged acceleration in which the luminosity distance does not contain information about the entire spatially averaged region, making the averaged acceleration unobservable. Since the cosmic acceleration is obtained from fitting the observed luminosity distance to a FRW model we conclude that in general a positive averaged acceleration in LTB models does not imply a positive FRW cosmic acceleration.
Romano, A E
2006-01-01
We show that positive averaged acceleration obtained in LTB models through spatial averaging can require integration over a region beyond the event horizon of the central observer. We provide an example of a LTB model with positive averaged acceleration in which the luminosity distance does not contain information about the entire spatially averaged region, making the averaged acceleration unobservable. Since the cosmic acceleration is obtained from fitting the observed luminosity distance to a FRW model we conclude that in general a positive averaged acceleration in LTB models does not imply a positive FRW cosmic acceleration.
HERO Ski Trip to Mt. Hood Meadows February
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Presentation given by Argonne National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about trip prediction...
Spacetime Averaged Null Energy Condition
Douglas Urban; Ken D. Olum
2010-06-13
The averaged null energy condition has known violations for quantum fields in curved space, even if one considers only achronal geodesics. Many such examples involve rapid variation in the stress-energy tensor in the vicinity of the geodesic under consideration, giving rise to the possibility that averaging in additional dimensions would yield a principle universally obeyed by quantum fields. However, after discussing various procedures for additional averaging, including integrating over all dimensions of the manifold, we give a class of examples that violate any such averaged condition.
Spacetime averaged null energy condition
Urban, Douglas; Olum, Ken D.
2010-06-15
The averaged null energy condition has known violations for quantum fields in curved space, even when one considers only achronal geodesics. Many such examples involve rapid variation in the stress-energy tensor in the vicinity of the geodesic under consideration, giving rise to the possibility that averaging in additional dimensions would yield a principle universally obeyed by quantum fields. However, after discussing various procedures for additional averaging, including integrating over all dimensions of the manifold, we give here a class of examples that violate any such averaged condition.
Averaging Hypotheses in Newtonian Cosmology
T. Buchert
1995-12-20
Average properties of general inhomogeneous cosmological models are discussed in the Newtonian framework. It is shown under which circumstances the average flow reduces to a member of the standard Friedmann--Lema\\^\\i tre cosmologies. Possible choices of global boundary conditions of inhomogeneous cosmologies as well as consequences for the interpretation of cosmological parameters are put into perspective.
Published in The Weekly Gazette A Special Trip to New York
Wilson, W. Stephen
TRAVEL Published in The Weekly Gazette A Special Trip to New York By Saul Wilson For a combined present for Christmas, Hannukah and my birthday, I was offered a very special train trip to New York tickets via Trenton, New Jersey to New York on South Eastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA
Shen, Yongfeng; Qiu, LN; Sun, Xin; Zuo, Liang; Liaw, Peter K.; Raabe, Dierk
2015-06-01
With a suite of multi-modal and multi-scale characterization techniques, the present study unambiguously proves that a substantially-improved combination of ultrahigh strength and good ductility can be achieved by tailoring the volume fraction, morphology, and carbon content of the retained austenite (RA) in a transformation-induced-plasticity (TRIP) steel with the nominal chemical composition of 0.19C-0.30Si-1.76Mn-1.52Al (weight percent, wt.%). After intercritical annealing and bainitic holding, a combination ultimate tensile strength (UTS) of 1,100 MPa and true strain of 50% has been obtained, as a result of the ultrafine RA lamellae, which are alternately arranged in the bainitic ferrite around junction regions of ferrite grains. For reference, specimens with a blocky RA, prepared without the bainitic holding, yield a low ductility (35%) and a low UTS (800 MPa). The volume fraction, morphology, and carbon content of RA have been characterized using various techniques, including magnetic probing, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron-backscatter-diffraction (EBSD), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Interrupted tensile tests, mapped using EBSD in conjunction with the kernel average misorientation (KAM) analysis, reveal that the lamellar RA is the governingmicrostructure component responsible for the higher mechanical stability, compared to the blocky one. By coupling these various techniques, we quantitatively demonstrate that in addition to the RA volume fraction, its morphology and carbon content are equally important in optimizing the strength and ductility of TRIP-assisted steels.
TRIP-assisted steels: cracking of high-carbon S. Chatterjee and H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia*
Cambridge, University of
TRIP-assisted steels: cracking of high-carbon martensite S. Chatterjee and H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia fine martensite. It is the fine scale of the retained austenite in TRIP assisted steels that permits the martensite to be tolerated without endangering their mechanical properties. Keywords: TRIP-assisted steels
Quantum Averages of Weak Values
Yakir Aharonov; Alonso Botero
2005-08-23
We re-examine the status of the weak value of a quantum mechanical observable as an objective physical concept, addressing its physical interpretation and general domain of applicability. We show that the weak value can be regarded as a \\emph{definite} mechanical effect on a measuring probe specifically designed to minimize the back-reaction on the measured system. We then present a new framework for general measurement conditions (where the back-reaction on the system may not be negligible) in which the measurement outcomes can still be interpreted as \\emph{quantum averages of weak values}. We show that in the classical limit, there is a direct correspondence between quantum averages of weak values and posterior expectation values of classical dynamical properties according to the classical inference framework.
k=10 GS PC TPDA GES Average SHD Results -Child -Sample Size 500
Brown, Laura E.
TPDA GES Structural Hamming Distance Average SHD Results - Child - Sample Size 500 Error Bars = +/- Std GS PC TPDA GES Structural Hamming Distance Average SHD Results - Child3 - Sample Size 500 Error Bars = +/- Std.Dev. 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 MMHC OR1 k=5 OR1 k=10 OR1 k=20 OR2 k=5 OR2 k=10 OR2 k=20 SC k=5 SC
Field trip guide to selected outcrops, Arbuckle Mountains, Oklahoma
1991-11-17
The Arbuckle Mountains, named for Brigadier General Matthew Arbuckle, are located in south-central Oklahoma. The formations that comprise the Arbuckle Mountains have been extensively studied for hydrocarbon source rock and reservoir rock characteristics that can be applied to the subsurface in the adjacent Anadarko and Ardmore basins. Numerous reports and guidebooks have been written concerning the Arbuckle Mountains. A few important general publications are provided in the list of selected references. The purpose of this handout is to provide general information on the geology of the Arbuckle Mountains and specific information on the four field trip stops, adapted from the literature. The four stops were at: (1) Sooner Rock and Sand Quarry; (2) Woodford Shale; (3) Hunton Anticline and Hunton Quarry; and (4) Tar Sands of Sulfur Area. As part of this report, two papers are included for more detail: Paleomagnetic dating of basinal fluid migration, base-metal mineralization, and hydrocarbon maturation in the Arbuckle Mountains, Oklahoma and Laminated black shale-bedded chert cyclicity in the Woodford Formation, southern Oklahoma.
Coiled tubing isolates zones, fractures wells with single trip service
Silverman, S.A.
1999-04-01
A system has been devised that combines high pressure coiled tubing (CT) and a selective isolation technique to frac multiple zones in a single operation. Multiple zones in one well can be individually isolated, fractured and flowed back simultaneously which results in reduced exposure to kill fluids and therefore higher retained conductivity for newly created fractures. The technique has been named CoilFRAC{trademark} by Dowell. The key benefits to the entire operation are reduced rig and operations time compared to conventional fracturing processes. Time savings, increased production, and environmental benefits are the economic drivers that result in rapid return on investment for production operators. The single trip concept for perforating and stimulation crews also brings additional benefits over multiple mobilizations. Wells which previously had only major zones perforated and stimulated and which are currently depleted can be revived economically using this system, giving the well a second life. The paper describes the equipment and its safety and contingency features, optimized shallow gas production in Alberta, and results from a South Texas oil well fracturing.
Trip report for field visit to Fayetteville Shale gas wells.
Veil, J. A.; Environmental Science Division
2007-09-30
This report describes a visit to several gas well sites in the Fayetteville Shale on August 9, 2007. I met with George Sheffer, Desoto Field Manager for SEECO, Inc. (a large gas producer in Arkansas). We talked in his Conway, Arkansas, office for an hour and a half about the processes and technologies that SEECO uses. We then drove into the field to some of SEECO's properties to see first-hand what the well sites looked like. In 2006, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) made several funding awards under a program called Low Impact Natural Gas and Oil (LINGO). One of the projects that received an award is 'Probabilistic Risk-Based Decision Support for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Facilities in Sensitive Ecosystems'. The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has the lead on the project, and Argonne National Laboratory is a partner. The goal of the project is to develop a Web-based decision support tool that will be used by mid- and small-sized oil and gas companies as well as environmental regulators and other stakeholders to proactively minimize adverse ecosystem impacts associated with the recovery of gas reserves in sensitive areas. The project focuses on a large new natural gas field called the Fayetteville Shale. Part of the project involves learning how the natural gas operators do business in the area and the technologies they employ. The field trip on August 9 provided an opportunity to do that.
Round-Trip Software Engineering Using UML: From Architecture to Design and Back
Egyed, Alexander
1 Round-Trip Software Engineering Using UML: From Architecture to Design and Back Abstract A key. 1 Introduction The basic promise of software architecture research is that better software systems
Vermont Single Trip Permit to Operate a Motor Vehicle in Excess...
Vermont Single Trip Permit to Operate a Motor Vehicle in Excess of Statutory Weight or Dimension Limits (Form OSD-002) Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to...
Pink plaque on the arm of a man after a trip to Mexico: cutaneous leishmaniasis
Cohen, Jeffrey M; Saavedra, Arturo P; Sax, Paul E; Lipworth, Adam D
2015-01-01
presentation Pink plaque on the arm of a man after a trip toan asymptomatic erosion on his left arm that appeared at thehis left lateral proximal arm (Figure 1). The remainder of
An Exploration of Participant Motives and Motivational Tensions in Short-Term Medical Service Trips
Sykes, Kevin James
2014-05-31
Short-term medical service trips (MSTs) are an increasingly popular, although not new, way for healthcare providers from high-income countries (HICs) to provide healthcare in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In ...
A comparison of trip production rates developed from two types of travel survey diaries
Tyner, Fred Mack
1996-01-01
In recent years, two types of travel survey diaries have been used to collect travel behavior data for transportation planning: travel diaries and activity diaries. In the travel diary, respondents are prompted to respond for each trip. Further...
Average-Atom Thomson Scattering
Johnson, Walter R.
-Atom Approximation W. R. Johnson, Notre Dame J. Nilsen & K. T. Cheng, LLNL The cross section for Thomson scattering Average-Atom Model Divide plasma into WS cells with a nucleus and Z electrons p2 2 - Z r + V a(r) = a a(r) V(r) = VKS(n(r), r) n(r) = nb(r) + nc(r) 4r2nb(r) = nl 2(2l+1) 1+exp[( nl -Âµ)/kBT] Pnl(r)2 Z = r
Achronal averaged null energy condition
Graham, Noah; Olum, Ken D. [Department of Physics, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont 05753 (United States) and Center for Theoretical Physics, Laboratory for Nuclear Science, and Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Institute of Cosmology, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts 02155 (United States)
2007-09-15
The averaged null energy condition (ANEC) requires that the integral over a complete null geodesic of the stress-energy tensor projected onto the geodesic tangent vector is never negative. This condition is sufficient to prove many important theorems in general relativity, but it is violated by quantum fields in curved spacetime. However there is a weaker condition, which is free of known violations, requiring only that there is no self-consistent spacetime in semiclassical gravity in which ANEC is violated on a complete, achronal null geodesic. We indicate why such a condition might be expected to hold and show that it is sufficient to rule out closed timelike curves and wormholes connecting different asymptotically flat regions.
Method and apparatus for optimizing a train trip using signal information
Kumar, Ajith Kuttannair; Daum, Wolfgang; Otsubo, Tom; Hershey, John Erik; Hess, Gerald James
2014-06-10
A system is provided for operating a railway network including a first railway vehicle during a trip along track segments. The system includes a first element for determining travel parameters of the first railway vehicle, a second element for determining travel parameters of a second railway vehicle relative to the track segments to be traversed by the first vehicle during the trip, a processor for receiving information from the first and the second elements and for determining a relationship between occupation of a track segment by the second vehicle and later occupation of the same track segment by the first vehicle and an algorithm embodied within the processor having access to the information to create a trip plan that determines a speed trajectory for the first vehicle. The speed trajectory is responsive to the relationship and further in accordance with one or more operational criteria for the first vehicle.
Distance-based accessibility indices
Csató, László
2015-01-01
The paper attempts to develop a suitable accessibility index for networks where each link has a value such that a smaller number is preferred like distance, cost, or travel time. A measure called distance sum is characterized by three independent properties: anonymity, an appropriately chosen independence axiom, and dominance preservation, which requires that a node not far to any other is at least as accessible. We argue for the need of eliminating the independence property in certain applications. Therefore generalized distance sum, a family of accessibility indices, will be suggested. It is linear, considers the accessibility of vertices besides their distances and depends on a parameter in order to control its deviation from distance sum. Generalized distance sum is anonymous and satisfies dominance preservation if its parameter meets a sufficient condition. Two detailed examples demonstrate its ability to reflect the vulnerability of accessibility to link disruptions.
Flow Distances on Open Flow Networks
Guo, Liangzhu; Shi, Peiteng; Wang, Jun; Huang, Xiaohan; Zhang, Jiang
2015-01-01
Open flow network is a weighted directed graph with a source and a sink, depicting flux distributions on networks in the steady state of an open flow system. Energetic food webs, economic input-output networks, and international trade networks, are open flow network models of energy flows between species, money or value flows between industrial sectors, and goods flows between countries, respectively. Flow distances (first-passage or total) between any given two nodes $i$ and $j$ are defined as the average number of transition steps of a random walker along the network from $i$ to $j$ under some conditions. They apparently deviate from the conventional random walk distance on a closed directed graph because they consider the openness of the flow network. Flow distances are explicitly expressed by underlying Markov matrix of a flow system in this paper. With this novel theoretical conception, we can visualize open flow networks, calculating centrality of each node, and clustering nodes into groups. We apply fl...
Spectral averaging techniques for Jacobi matrices
Rafael del Rio; Carmen Martinez; Hermann Schulz-Baldes
2008-02-20
Spectral averaging techniques for one-dimensional discrete Schroedinger operators are revisited and extended. In particular, simultaneous averaging over several parameters is discussed. Special focus is put on proving lower bounds on the density of the averaged spectral measures. These Wegner type estimates are used to analyze stability properties for the spectral types of Jacobi matrices under local perturbations.
Google+ Virtual Field Trip on Vehicle Electrification at Argonne National Laboratory
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Don't miss this exclusive peek into the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory. Attendees will meet three researchers who will explain a different phase of vehicle electrification research. This field trip is very similar to the tou
Not Just a TRIP! Two Cases of Business Strategy and Economic Incentives to Patent in Beijing
Sadoulet, Elisabeth
Not Just a TRIP! Two Cases of Business Strategy and Economic Incentives to Patent in Beijing Senior! Corporate Strategies and National Incentives to Patent in Beijing ABSTRACT In order to explore the utilization of IP law in Beijing, I have conducted quantitative analyses of the propensity to patent (using
Acceptance test procedure for removal of CS1K circuit switcher block and trip schemes
HACHE, J.M.
1999-08-25
This supporting document provides a detailed process to test the functions of the circuit switcher, protective relays, alarms, SCADA and 125VDC control logic of 115kV and 13.8kV systems at B3S4 substation following the removal of trip and blocking schemes to Transformer No.1 Circuit Switcher B594.
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Dynamic Multiscale Averaging (DMA) of Turbulent Flow
Richard W. Johnson
2012-09-01
A new approach called dynamic multiscale averaging (DMA) for computing the effects of turbulent flow is described. The new method encompasses multiple applications of temporal and spatial averaging, that is, multiscale operations. Initially, a direct numerical simulation (DNS) is performed for a relatively short time; it is envisioned that this short time should be long enough to capture several fluctuating time periods of the smallest scales. The flow field variables are subject to running time averaging during the DNS. After the relatively short time, the time-averaged variables are volume averaged onto a coarser grid. Both time and volume averaging of the describing equations generate correlations in the averaged equations. These correlations are computed from the flow field and added as source terms to the computation on the next coarser mesh. They represent coupling between the two adjacent scales. Since they are computed directly from first principles, there is no modeling involved. However, there is approximation involved in the coupling correlations as the flow field has been computed for only a relatively short time. After the time and spatial averaging operations are applied at a given stage, new computations are performed on the next coarser mesh using a larger time step. The process continues until the coarsest scale needed is reached. New correlations are created for each averaging procedure. The number of averaging operations needed is expected to be problem dependent. The new DMA approach is applied to a relatively low Reynolds number flow in a square duct segment. Time-averaged stream-wise velocity and vorticity contours from the DMA approach appear to be very similar to a full DNS for a similar flow reported in the literature. Expected symmetry for the final results is produced for the DMA method. The results obtained indicate that DMA holds significant potential in being able to accurately compute turbulent flow without modeling for practical engineering applications.
MESOSCALE AVERAGING OF NUCLEATION AND GROWTH MODELS
Ferguson, Thomas S.
MESOSCALE AVERAGING OF NUCLEATION AND GROWTH MODELS MARTIN BURGER , VINCENZO CAPASSO , AND LIVIO-Kolmogorov relations for the degree of crystallinity. By relating the computation of expected values to mesoscale averaging, we obtain a suitable description of the process at the mesoscale. We show how the variance
Optimal Average Cost Manufacturing Flow Controllers
Veatch, Michael H.
policy the differ- ential cost is C1 on attractive control switching boundaries. Index Terms Average costOptimal Average Cost Manufacturing Flow Controllers: Convexity and Differentiability Michael H and differentiability of the differential cost function are investigated. It is proven that under an optimal control
Averages in vector spaces over finite fields
Wright J.; Carbery A.; Stones B.
2008-01-01
We study the analogues of the problems of averages and maximal averages over a surface in R-n when the euclidean structure is replaced by that of a vector space over a finite field, and obtain optimal results in a number ...
Effect of recirculation pump trip following anticipated transients without scram at Big Rock Point
Lyon, R.E.
1981-08-01
As requested by the US Atomic Energy Commission (now US Nuclear Regulatory Commission) in their Technical Report on Anticipated Transients Without Scram (ATWS) for Water-Cooled Reactors (WASH-1270), Consumers Power Company has submitted analyses which describe the response of their Big Rock Point (BRP) Plant to ATWS. The original analyses were submitted on Febuary 21, 1975, and results indicated that a recirculation pump trip (RPT) was effective in limiting the consequences of an ATWS. The response of BRP to an ATWS was reanalyzed as a part of the Big Rock Point Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA). Results of the analysis were submitted on February 26, 1981, with the conclusion that automatic RPT provides little safety improvement at BRP. Purpose of this report is to evaluate the submitted analyses to determine the effectiveness of Recirculation Pump Trip in ATWS recovery.
Effect of TRIPS on Pricing, Affordability and Access to Essential Medicines in Bhutan
Dorji, Tandi
2007-01-01
For example the number of HIV infected people is only 72 and there are a few hundred with tuberculosis and malaria. (Annual health bulletin 2003. Ministry of health, Royal government of Bhutan) 15 Sharma, D.C. (2005). “Indian patents may hamper access... -export of licensed generics should also be made and enforced in order to gain the confidence of patent holders. Consultation should be held between the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Trade, the Foreign Ministry, the Royal Effects of TRIPS...
Gamble, Arthur F
1997-01-01
Information obtained through the collection and analysis of origin-destination travel surveys is used to develop trip rate information for input to travel demand models. Three major sources of systematic error can exist relative to typical sample...
Kitamura, Ryuichi
2009-01-01
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Method and apparatus for optimizing a train trip using signal information
Kumar, Ajith Kuttannair; Daum, Wolfgang; Otsubo, Tom; Hershey, John Erik; Hess, Gerald James
2013-02-05
One embodiment of the invention includes a system for operating a railway network comprising a first railway vehicle (400) during a trip along track segments (401/412/420). The system comprises a first element (65) for determining travel parameters of the first railway vehicle (400), a second element (65) for determining travel parameters of a second railway vehicle (418) relative to the track segments to be traversed by the first vehicle during the trip, a processor (62) for receiving information from the first (65) and the second (65) elements and for determining a relationship between occupation of a track segment (401/412/420) by the second vehicle (418) and later occupation of the same track segment by the first vehicle (400) and an algorithm embodied within the processor (62) having access to the information to create a trip plan that determines a speed trajectory for the first vehicle (400), wherein the speed trajectory is responsive to the relationship and further in accordance with one or more operational criteria for the first vehicle (400).
Efficient long distance quantum communication
Sreraman Muralidharan; Linshu Li; Jungsang Kim; Norbert Lütkenhaus; Mikhail D. Lukin; Liang Jiang
2015-09-28
Despite the tremendous progress of quantum cryptography, efficient quantum communication over long distances (>1000km) remains an outstanding challenge due to fiber attenuation and operation errors accumulated over the entire communication distance. Quantum repeaters, as a promising approach, can overcome both photon loss and operation errors, and hence significantly speedup the communication rate. Depending on the methods used to correct loss and operation errors, all the proposed QR schemes can be classified into three categories (generations). Here we present the first systematic comparison of three generations of quantum repeaters by evaluating the cost of both temporal and physical resources, and identify the optimized quantum repeater architecture for a given set of experimental parameters. Our work provides a roadmap for the experimental realizations of highly efficient quantum networks over transcontinental distances.
Long working distance interference microscope
Sinclair, Michael B.; DeBoer, Maarten P.; Smith, Norman F.
2004-04-13
Disclosed is a long working distance interference microscope suitable for three-dimensional imaging and metrology of MEMS devices and test structures on a standard microelectronics probe station. The long working distance of 10-30 mm allows standard probes or probe cards to be used. This enables nanometer-scale 3-D height profiles of MEMS test structures to be acquired across an entire wafer. A well-matched pair of reference/sample objectives is not required, significantly reducing the cost of this microscope, as compared to a Linnik microinterferometer.
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Distributed Averaging Via Lifted Markov Chains
Jung, Kyomin
Motivated by applications of distributed linear estimation, distributed control, and distributed optimization, we consider the question of designing linear iterative algorithms for computing the average of numbers in a ...
Thermal ghost imaging with averaged speckle patterns
Shapiro, Jeffrey H.
We present theoretical and experimental results showing that a thermal ghost imaging system can produce images of high quality even when it uses detectors so slow that they respond only to intensity-averaged (that is, ...
Selling Geothermal Systems The "Average" Contractor
Selling Geothermal Systems #12;The "Average" Contractor · History of sales procedures · Manufacturer Driven Procedures · What makes geothermal technology any harder to sell? #12;"It's difficult to sell a geothermal system." · It should
Spacetime Average Density (SAD) cosmological measures
Page, Don N.
2014-11-01
The measure problem of cosmology is how to obtain normalized probabilities of observations from the quantum state of the universe. This is particularly a problem when eternal inflation leads to a universe of unbounded size so that there are apparently infinitely many realizations or occurrences of observations of each of many different kinds or types, making the ratios ambiguous. There is also the danger of domination by Boltzmann Brains. Here two new Spacetime Average Density (SAD) measures are proposed, Maximal Average Density (MAD) and Biased Average Density (BAD), for getting a finite number of observation occurrences by using properties of the Spacetime Average Density (SAD) of observation occurrences to restrict to finite regions of spacetimes that have a preferred beginning or bounce hypersurface. These measures avoid Boltzmann brain domination and appear to give results consistent with other observations that are problematic for other widely used measures, such as the observation of a positive cosmological constant.
Average transmission probability of a random stack
Yin Lu; Christian Miniatura; Berthold-Georg Englert
2009-07-31
The transmission through a stack of identical slabs that are separated by gaps with random widths is usually treated by calculating the average of the logarithm of the transmission probability. We show how to calculate the average of the transmission probability itself with the aid of a recurrence relation and derive analytical upper and lower bounds. The upper bound, when used as an approximation for the transmission probability, is unreasonably good and we conjecture that it is asymptotically exact.
Distance Probes of Dark Energy
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Kim, A. G.; Padmanabhan, N.; Aldering, G.; Allen, S. W.; Baltay, C.; Cahn, R. N.; D' Andrea, C. B.; Dalal, N.; Dawson, K. S.; Denney, K. D.; et al
2015-03-15
We present the results from the Distances subgroup of the Cosmic Frontier Community Planning Study (Snowmass 2013). This document summarizes the current state of the field as well as future prospects and challenges. In addition to the established probes using Type Ia supernovae and baryon acoustic oscillations, we also consider prospective methods based on clusters, active galactic nuclei, gravitational wave sirens and strong lensing time delays.
Polarized electron beams at milliampere average current
Poelker, Matthew
2013-11-01
This contribution describes some of the challenges associated with developing a polarized electron source capable of uninterrupted days-long operation at milliAmpere average beam current with polarization greater than 80%. Challenges will be presented in the context of assessing the required level of extrapolation beyond the performance of today's CEBAF polarized source operating at ~ 200 uA average current. Estimates of performance at higher current will be based on hours-long demonstrations at 1 and 4 mA. Particular attention will be paid to beam-related lifetime-limiting mechanisms, and strategies to construct a photogun that operate reliably at bias voltage > 350kV.
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Laser Fusion Energy The High Average Power
Laser Fusion Energy and The High Average Power Program John Sethian Naval Research Laboratory Dec for Inertial Fusion Energy with lasers, direct drive targets and solid wall chambers Lasers DPPSL (LLNL) Kr posters Snead Payne #12;Laser(s) Goals 1. Develop technologies that can meet the fusion energy
Extracting gluon condensate from the average plaquette
Taekoon Lee
2015-03-27
The perturbative contribution in the average plaquette is subtracted using Borel summation and the remnant of the plaquette is shown to scale as a dim-4 condensate. A critical review is presented of the renormalon subtraction scheme that claimed a dim-2 condensate. The extracted gluon condensate is compared with the latest result employing high order (35-loop) calculation in the stochastic perturbation theory.
Llopis, C.; Casals, A.; Perez, J.; Mendizabal, R.
1993-12-01
The Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear (CSN) and the Asociacion Nuclear Vandellos (ANV) have developed a model of Vandellos II Nuclear Power Plant. The ANV collaboration consisted in the supply of design and actual data, the cooperation in the simulation of the control systems and other model components, as well as in the results analysis. The obtained model has been assessed against the following transients occurred in plant: A trip from the 100% power level (CSN); a load rejection from 100% to 50% (CSN); a load rejection from 75% to 65% (ANV); and, a feedwater turbopump trip (ANV). This copy is a report of the feedwater turbopump trip transient simulation. This transient actually occurred in the plant on June 19, 1989.
Average gluon and quark jet multiplicities
A. V. Kotikov
2014-11-30
We show the results in [1,2] for computing the QCD contributions to the scale evolution of average gluon and quark jet multiplicities. The new results came due a recent progress in timelike small-x resummation obtained in the MSbar factorization scheme. They depend on two nonperturbative parameters with clear and simple physical interpretations. A global fit of these two quantities to all available experimental data sets demonstrates by its goodness how our results solve a longstandig problem of QCD. Including all the available theoretical input within our approach, alphas(Mz)=0.1199 +- 0.0026 has been obtained in the MSbar scheme in an approximation equivalent to next-to-next-to-leading order enhanced by the resummations of ln x terms through the NNLL level and of ln Q2 terms by the renormalization group. This result is in excellent agreement with the present world average.
Impact Ionization Model Using Average Energy and Average Square Energy of Distribution Function
Dunham, Scott
Impact Ionization Model Using Average Energy and Average Square Energy of Distribution Function Ken relaxation length, v sat ø h''i (¸ 0:05¯m), the energy distribution function is not well described calculation of impact ionization coefficient requires the use of a high energy distribution function because
Metrics and methods for social distance
Andris, Clio
2011-01-01
Distance measures are important for scientists because they illustrate the dynamics of geospatial topologies for physical and social processes. Two major types of distance are generally used for this purpose: Euclidean ...
Vidal, René
examples of dynamic scenes are videos of non-rigid objects such as water, fire, flags fluttering in the air friendly Riemannian structure. However, as we will de- scribe in this paper, these approaches have some
Fernandez, Eduardo
All majors in geology are required to complete GLY 4750 (Field Methods) which includes classroom lectures on Appalachian Geology, a nine day trip to the Southern Appalachians, and two oneday field trips geological data and interpretations, and requires the student to demonstrate proficiency in integrating
Crandall, Jedidiah R.
Mexico, USA alexandg@cs.unm.edu Jedidiah R. Crandall Department of Computer Science University of New Mexico, USA crandall@cs.unm.edu Abstract--We present a novel technique for estimating the round trip time, on the Internet, our technique measures the round trip time from A to B. We take advantage of information side
An Accurate Distance to High-Velocity Cloud Complex C
C. Thom; J. E. G. Peek; M. E. Putman; Carl Heiles; K. M. G. Peek; R. Wilhelm
2008-04-23
We report an accurate distance of d = 10+/-2.5kpc to the high-velocity cloud Complex C. Using high signal-to-noise Keck/HIRES spectra of two horizontal-branch stars, we have detected CaII K absorption lines from the cloud. Significant non-detections toward a further 3 stars yield robust lower distance limits. The resulting HI mass of Complex C is 4.9^{+2.8}_{-2.2} x 10^6 Msun; a total mass of 8.2^{+4.6}_{-2.6} x 10^6 Msun is implied, after corrections for helium and ionization. At 10kpc, Complex C has physical dimensions 3x15 kpc, and if it is as thick as it is wide, then the average density is log ~ -2.5. We estimate the contribution of Complex C to the mass influx may be as high as ~0.14 Msun/yr.
THE MEMBERSHIP AND DISTANCE OF THE OPEN CLUSTER COLLINDER 419
Roberts, Lewis C.; Gies, Douglas R.; Parks, J. Robert; Grundstrom, Erika D.; McSwain, M. Virginia; Berger, David H.; Mason, Brian D.; Ten Brummelaar, Theo A.; Turner, Nils H. E-mail: gies@chara.gsu.ed E-mail: erika.grundstrom@vanderbilt.ed E-mail: dberger@sysplan.co E-mail: theo@chara-array.or
2010-09-15
The young open cluster Collinder 419 surrounds the massive O star, HD 193322, that is itself a remarkable multiple star system containing at least four components. Here we present a discussion of the cluster distance based upon new spectral classifications of the brighter members, UBV photometry, and an analysis of astrometric and photometric data from the third U. S. Naval Observatory CCD Astrograph Catalog and Two Micron All Sky Survey Catalog. We determine an average cluster reddening of E(B - V) = 0.37 {+-} 0.05 mag and a cluster distance of 741 {+-} 36 pc. The cluster probably contains some very young stars that may include a reddened M3 III star, IRAS 20161+4035.
Short distance signatures in Cosmology: Why not in Black Holes?
Roberto Casadio; Laura Mersini
2002-08-07
Current theoretical investigations seem to indicate the possibility of observing signatures of short distance physics in the Cosmic Microwave Background spectrum. We try to gain a deeper understanding on why all information about this regime is lost in the case of Black Hole radiation but not necessarily so in a cosmological setting by using the moving mirror as a toy model for both backgrounds. The different responses of the Hawking and Cosmic Microwave Background spectra to short distance physics are derived in the appropriate limit when the moving mirror mimics a Black Hole background or an expanding universe. The different sensitivities to new physics, displayed by both backgrounds, are clarified through an averaging prescription that accounts for the intrinsic uncertainty in their quantum fluctuations. We then proceed to interpret the physical significance of our findings for time-dependent backgrounds in the light of nonlocal string theory.
Time-dependent angularly averaged inverse transport
Guillaume Bal; Alexandre Jollivet
2009-05-07
This paper concerns the reconstruction of the absorption and scattering parameters in a time-dependent linear transport equation from knowledge of angularly averaged measurements performed at the boundary of a domain of interest. We show that the absorption coefficient and the spatial component of the scattering coefficient are uniquely determined by such measurements. We obtain stability results on the reconstruction of the absorption and scattering parameters with respect to the measured albedo operator. The stability results are obtained by a precise decomposition of the measurements into components with different singular behavior in the time domain.
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ON PULSAR DISTANCE MEASUREMENTS AND THEIR UNCERTAINTIES
Verbiest, J. P. W.; Lee, K. J. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie, Auf dem Huegel 69, 53121 Bonn (Germany); Weisberg, J. M.; Chael, A. A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Carleton College, Northfield, MN 55057 (United States); Lorimer, D. R. [Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506 (United States)
2012-08-10
Accurate distances to pulsars can be used for a variety of studies of the Galaxy and its electron content. However, most distance measures to pulsars have been derived from the absorption (or lack thereof) of pulsar emission by Galactic H I gas, which typically implies that only upper or lower limits on the pulsar distance are available. We present a critical analysis of all measured H I distance limits to pulsars and other neutron stars, and translate these limits into actual distance estimates through a likelihood analysis that simultaneously corrects for statistical biases. We also apply this analysis to parallax measurements of pulsars in order to obtain accurate distance estimates and find that the parallax and H I distance measurements are biased in different ways, because of differences in the sampled populations. Parallax measurements typically underestimate a pulsar's distance because of the limited distance to which this technique works and the consequential strong effect of the Galactic pulsar distribution (i.e., the original Lutz-Kelker bias), in H I distance limits, however, the luminosity bias dominates the Lutz-Kelker effect, leading to overestimated distances because the bright pulsars on which this technique is applicable are more likely to be nearby given their brightness.
The 2009 World Average of $?_s$
Siegfried Bethke
2009-08-15
Measurements of $\\alpha_s$, the coupling strength of the Strong Interaction between quarks and gluons, are summarised and an updated value of the world average of $\\alpha_s (M_Z)$ is derived. Building up on previous reviews, special emphasis is laid on the most recent determinations of $\\alpha_s$. These are obtained from $\\tau$-decays, from global fits of electroweak precision data and from measurements of the proton structure function $\\F_2$, which are based on perturbative QCD calculations up to $O(\\alpha_s^4)$; from hadronic event shapes and jet production in $\\epem$ annihilation, based on $O(\\alpha_s^3) $ QCD; from jet production in deep inelastic scattering and from $\\Upsilon$ decays, based on $O(\\alpha_s^2) $ QCD; and from heavy quarkonia based on unquenched QCD lattice calculations. Applying pragmatic methods to deal with possibly underestimated errors and/or unknown correlations, the world average value of $\\alpha_s (M_Z)$ results in $\\alpha_s (M_Z) = 0.1184 \\pm 0.0007$. The measured values of $\\alpha_s (Q)$, covering energy scales from $Q \\equiv \\mtau = 1.78$ GeV to 209 GeV, exactly follow the energy dependence predicted by QCD and therefore significantly test the concept af Asymptotic Freedom.
Abbott Jr., Richard N.
1 Geological Field Trips UHP eclogite and garnet ultramafic rock in the Cuaba Unit, Rio San Juan eclogite and garnet ultramafic rock in the Cuaba Unit, Rio San Juan Metamorphic Complex, Dominican Republic) the UHP rocks in the Cuaba unit of the Rio San Juan complex in the Dominican Republic was the second
"Climate change in Massachusetts: What would Henry say?" A field trip-based course for Fall 2011
Guenther, Frank
1 Syllabus "Climate change in Massachusetts: What would Henry say?" A field trip-based course and animals of Massachusetts, and his records are now being used to document the reality of climate change. If Thoreau were alive today, he could readily observe the impacts of climate change and other human
Parametric Analysis of a Turbine Trip Event in a BWR Using a 3D Nodal Code
Gorzel, A.
2006-07-01
Two essential thermal hydraulics safety criteria concerning the reactor core are that even during operational transients there is no fuel melting and not-permissible cladding temperatures are avoided. A common concept for boiling water reactors is to establish a minimum critical power ratio (MCPR) for steady state operation. For this MCPR it is shown that only a very small number of fuel rods suffers a short-term dryout during the transient. It is known from experience that the limiting transient for the determination of the MCPR is the turbine trip with blocked bypass system. This fast transient was simulated for a German BWR by use of the three-dimensional reactor analysis transient code SIMULATE-3K. The transient behaviour of the hot channels was used as input for the dryout calculation with the transient thermal hydraulics code FRANCESCA. By this way the maximum reduction of the CPR during the transient could be calculated. The fast increase in reactor power due to the pressure increase and to an increased core inlet flow is limited mainly by the Doppler effect, but automatically triggered operational measures also can contribute to the mitigation of the turbine trip. One very important method is the short-term fast reduction of the recirculation pump speed which is initiated e. g. by a pressure increase in front of the turbine. The large impacts of the starting time and of the rate of the pump speed reduction on the power progression and hence on the deterioration of CPR is presented. Another important procedure to limit the effects of the transient is the fast shutdown of the reactor that is caused when the reactor power reaches the limit value. It is shown that the SCRAM is not fast enough to reduce the first power maximum, but is able to prevent the appearance of a second - much smaller - maximum that would occur around one second after the first one in the absence of a SCRAM. (author)
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In 2011 the average used light vehicle price was 36% higher than in 1990, while the average new light vehicle price was 67% higher than it was in 1990. The average price of a used vehicle had been...
The Average Mass Profile of Galaxy Clusters
R. G. Carlberg; H. K. C. Yee; E. Ellingson; S. L. Morris; R. Abraham; P. Gravel; C. J. Pritchet; T. Smecker-Hane; F. D. A. Hartwick; J. E. Hesser; J. B. Hutchings; J. B. Oke
1997-05-23
The average mass density profile measured in the CNOC cluster survey is well described with the analytic form rho(r)=A/[r(r+a_rho)^2], as advocated on the basis on n-body simulations by Navarro, Frenk & White. The predicted core radii are a_rho=0.20 (in units of the radius where the mean interior density is 200 times the critical density) for an Omega=0.2 open CDM model, or a_rho=0.26 for a flat Omega=0.2 model, with little dependence on other cosmological parameters for simulations normalized to the observed cluster abundance. The dynamically derived local mass-to-light ratio, which has little radial variation, converts the observed light profile to a mass profile. We find that the scale radius of the mass distribution, 0.20<= a_rho <= 0.30 (depending on modeling details, with a 95% confidence range of 0.12-0.50), is completely consistent with the predicted values. Moreover, the profiles and total masses of the clusters as individuals can be acceptably predicted from the cluster RMS line-of-sight velocity dispersion alone. This is strong support of the hierarchical clustering theory for the formation of galaxy clusters in a cool, collisionless, dark matter dominated universe.
the average weight of Connecticut River fish was considerably less (Table 1). The difference in the Connecticut River basin. Fisheries (Bethesda) 7(6): 2-11. POTTER. I. C.· F. W. H. BEAMISH, AND B. G. H. Freshwater fishes of Connecticut. State Geol. Nat. Hist. Servo Conn.· Dep. Environ. Prot., Bull. 101, 134 p
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Distance Education Graduate Program in Environmental Science Soil & Water ScienceSoil & Water (Environmental Science Track). Courses are offered via distance education to accommodate place-bound students and educational opportunities for students seeking careers in soil and water science in land and water resource
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Dr. James B. Beddow
2013-03-29
Executive Summary The energy development assumptions identified in the Department of Energy's position paper, 20% Wind Energy by 2030, projected an exploding demand for wind energy-related workforce development. These primary assumptions drove a secondary set of assumptions that early stage wind industry workforce development and training paradigms would need to undergo significant change if the workforce needs were to be met. The current training practice and culture within the wind industry is driven by a relatively small number of experts with deep field experience and knowledge. The current training methodology is dominated by face-to-face, classroom based, instructor present training. Given these assumptions and learning paradigms, the purpose of the National Wind Distance Learning Collaborative was to determine the feasibility of developing online learning strategies and products focused on training wind technicians. The initial project scope centered on (1) identifying resources that would be needed for development of subject matter and course design/delivery strategies for industry-based (non-academic) training, and (2) development of an appropriate Learning Management System (LMS). As the project unfolded, the initial scope was expanded to include development of learning products and the addition of an academic-based training partner. The core partners included two training entities, industry-based Airstreams Renewables and academic-based Lake Area Technical Institute. A third partner, Vision Video Interactive, Inc. provided technology-based learning platforms (hardware and software). The revised scope yielded an expanded set of results beyond the initial expectation. Eight learning modules were developed for the industry-based Electrical Safety course. These modules were subsequently redesigned and repurposed for test application in an academic setting. Software and hardware developments during the project's timeframe enabled redesign providing for student access through the use of tablet devices such as iPads. Early prototype Learning Management Systems (LMS) featuring more student-centric access and interfaces with emerging social media were developed and utilized during the testing applications. The project also produced soft results involving cross learning between and among the partners regarding subject matter expertise, online learning pedagogy, and eLearning technology-based platforms. The partners believe that the most significant, overarching accomplishment of the project was the development and implementation of goals, activities, and outcomes that significantly exceeded those proposed in the initial grant application submitted in 2009. Key specific accomplishments include: (1) development of a set of 8 online learning modules addressing electrical safety as it relates to the work of wind technicians; (3) development of a flexible, open-ended Learning Management System (LMS): (3) creation of a robust body of learning (knowledge, experience, skills, and relationships). Project leaders have concluded that there is substantial resource equity that could be leverage and recommend that it be carried forward to pursue a Next Stage Opportunity relating to development of an online core curriculum for institute and community college energy workforce development programs.
Rutten, Rob
Manicouagan trips by Andrew S. Nuquist Excerpts of emails from Andrew S. Nuquist (Vermont) to Rob I gave to the University of Vermont Geology Department. They wished I had gotten closer
Fact #671: April 18, 2011 Average Truck Speeds | Department of...
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The average age of household vehicles has increased from 6.6 years in 1977 to 9.2 years in 2009. Pickup trucks have the oldest average age in every year listed. Sport utility vehicles (SUVs), first...
Case study: copyright issues in distance education
Huddleston, Michael B
2006-10-30
Over the years, much attention has been given to copyright law in literature and as it pertains to textbooks and other original academic works. However, as the focus is narrowed to the copyright law as it relates to distance ...
Averaging top quark results in Run 2 M. Strovink
Strovink, Mark
average (cont'd) The pie chart shows the relative weights of the five input measurements in the world
Improving climate change detection through optimal seasonal averaging: the
Wirosoetisno, Djoko
Improving climate change detection through optimal seasonal averaging: the case of the North. (2015) Improving climate change detection through optimal seasonal averaging: the case of the North;Improving climate change detection through optimal seasonal averaging:1 the case of the North Atlantic jet
Engineering Grads Earn The Most Major Average Salary
Shahabi, Cyrus
Engineering Grads Earn The Most Table Major Average Salary Offer Petroleum Engineering $86/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering $57,231 Information Sciences & Systems $54,038 Source: Winter 2010 Salary Survey, National was the fourth most lucrative degree, with graduates starting at $61,205 on average. The average salary
Dynamical interpretation of average fission-fragment kinetic energy systematics and nuclear scission
Nadtochy, P.N. [GSI, Plankstrasse 1, D-64291 Darmstadt (Germany); Omsk State University, Department of Theoretical Physics, Mira Prospect 55-A, RU-644077 Omsk (Russian Federation); Adeev, G.D. [Omsk State University, Department of Theoretical Physics, Mira Prospect 55-A, RU-644077 Omsk (Russian Federation)
2005-11-01
A dynamical interpretation of the well-known systematics for average total kinetic energy of fission fragments
Distance Duality Relation from Strong Gravitational Lensing
Liao, Kai; Cao, Shuo; Biesiada, Marek; Zheng, Xiaogang; Zhu, Zong-Hong
2015-01-01
Under very general assumptions of metric theory of spacetime, photons traveling along null geodesics and photon number conservation, two observable concepts of cosmic distance, i.e. the angular diameter and the luminosity distances are related to each other by the so called distance duality relation (DDR) $D^L=D^A(1+z)^2$. Observational validation of this relation is quite important because any evidence of its violation could be a signal of new physics. In this letter we introduce a new method to test DDR based on strong gravitational lensing systems and supernovae Ia. Using a new compilation of strong lensing systems and JLA compilation of SNe Ia we found no evidence of DDR violation. However, not so much the final result but the method itself is worth attention, because unlike previously proposed techniques, it does not depend on prior assumptions concerning the details of cosmological model and galaxy cluster modelling.
Nielsen, Brian Douglas
1992-01-01
in seconds 30 10. Average distance in meters to first failure (or completion of project if no injury occurred) during the conditioning and racing phase (excluding horses accidently injured and horses that never entered the conditioning phase) 34 Table... Page Average cycles (strides) to first failure (or completion of project if no injury occurred) during the conditioning and racing phase (excluding horses accidently injured before first failure and horses that never entered the conditioning phase...
Orbit-averaged guiding-center Fokker-Planck operator
Brizard, A. J. [Department of Chemistry and Physics, Saint Michael's College, Colchester, Vermont 05439 (United States); Decker, J.; Peysson, Y.; Duthoit, F.-X. [CEA, IRFM, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance F-13108 (France)
2009-10-15
A general orbit-averaged guiding-center Fokker-Planck operator suitable for the numerical analysis of transport processes in axisymmetric magnetized plasmas is presented. The orbit-averaged guiding-center operator describes transport processes in a three-dimensional guiding-center invariant space: the orbit-averaged magnetic-flux invariant {psi}, the minimum-B pitch-angle coordinate {xi}{sub 0}, and the momentum magnitude p.
"Table 2. Real Average Annual Coal Transportation Costs, By Primary...
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Real Average Annual Coal Transportation Costs, By Primary Transport Mode and Supply Region" "(2013 dollars per ton)" "Coal Supply Region",2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013 "Railroad"...
LOW-HIGH VALUES FOR PETROLEUM AVERAGE INVENTORY RANGES (MILLION...
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The Library for Distance Learners: Engineering
Rzepa, Henry S.
The Library for Distance Learners: Engineering Joining the Library You need your Library card to enter the Library building; to borrow and renew books; to use the Library's photocopying and printing facilities; and to use the Inter-Library Loans and Bath Copies services. All of the Library's electronic
Structural Alignment Using the Generalized Euclidean Distance
Plotkin, Steven S.
: 32173228, 2009 Key words: protein folding; structural alignment; RMSD; MRSD; generalized distance configurations, and the so-called thermodynamic hypothesis in protein folding was born. This discovery underpinned the formalism that developed decades later to understand protein folding as a configurational
PREPARING THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM FOR DISTANCE DELIVERY
Dyer, Bill
of humans and their companion domestic animals and livestock. Students learn that there are certain "at riskPREPARING THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM FOR DISTANCE DELIVERY: MEDICAL-VETERINARY ENTOMOLOGY CLINICS laboratory," library materials, conventional lectures and the 43 virtual patients in the clinics
The global warming signal is the average of
Jones, Peter JS
The global warming signal is the average of years 70-80 in the increasing CO2 run minus the average represent significant uncertainty in the global warming signal (Fig. 5). The differences at high latitudes, uncertainty in the isopycnal diffusivity causes uncertainty of up to 50% in the global warming signal
Morgantown Slightly Exceeds National Average for Cost of Living
Mohaghegh, Shahab
(an index value of 100 reflects the national average). The index expresses the cost of living, health care, and miscellaneous goods and services. The index is designed to reflect the cost of living Relative to National Average by Category In Figure 2, we illustrate how the cost of living index has
Lozano, M.F.; Moreno, P.; de la Cal, C.; Larrea, E.; Lopez, A.; Santamaria, J.G.; Lopez, E.; Novo, M. [Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear, Madrid (Spain)
1993-07-01
C. Trillo I has developed a model of the plant with RELAP5/MOD2/36.04. This model will be validated against a selected set of start-up tests. One of the transients selected to that aim is the turbine trip, which presents very specific characteristics that make it significantly different from the same transient in other PWRs of different design, the main difference being that the reactor is not tripped: a reduction in primary power is carried out instead. Pre-test calculations were done of the Turbine Trip Test and compared against the actual test. Minor problems in the first model, specially in the Control and Limitation Systems, were identified and post-test calculations had been carried out. The results show a good agreement with data for all the compared variables.
Paul D. Allen; Tom Shanks
2001-02-26
Using published HST Cepheid data from 25 galaxies, we have found a correlation between the P-L dispersion and host galaxy metallicity which is significant at the ~3sigma level in the V band. This result supports the suggestion that the metallicity dependence of the Cepheid P-L relation may be stronger than expected. The high observed dispersions in the HST Cepheid P-L relations have the further consequence that the bias due to incompleteness in the P-L relation at faint magnitudes is more significant than previously thought. In the HST sample, galaxies at higher distance tend to have higher metallicity. This means that when a full metallicity/incompleteness correction is made, a scale error in the published Cepheid distances is seen in the sense that the published distance moduli are increasingly underestimates at larger distances. This results in the average distance modulus to the four galaxies in the Virgo cluster core increasing from (m-M)_0=31.2+-0.19 to (m-M)_0=31.8+-0.17 with similar increases for the Fornax and Ursa Major clusters. For the 18 HST galaxies with good Tully-Fisher distances and (m-M)_0>29.5 the Cepheid-TF distance modulus average residual increases from 0.44+-0.09 mag to 0.82+-0.1mag indicating a significant scale error in TF distances and resulting in the previous Pierce & Tully TF estimate of H_0=85 reducing to H_0=58+-7. Finally, for the 8 HST galaxies with SNIa, the metallicity corrected Cepheid distances now imply a metallicity dependence of SNIa peak luminosity in the sense that metal-poor hosts have lower luminosity SNIa. Thus SNIa Hubble diagram estimates of both H_0 and q_0 may also require significant metallicity corrections.
Relevance Weighting Using Distance Between Term Occurrences David Hawking
Hawking, David
authors. 1 #12;Abstract Recent work has achieved promising retrieval performance using distance between
Cheng, H.S.; Rohatgi, U.S.
1993-06-01
An investigation was made of the potential for thermal-hydraulic instabilities coupled to neutronic feedback in a BWR due to a two recirculation pump trip event using the RAMONA-4B computer code with 3D neutron kinetics. It is concluded that a high-power (100%) and low-flow (75%) initial condition would most likely lead to in-phase density wave oscillations after the tripping of both recirculation pumps, and that RAMONA-4B is capable of predicting such thermal-hydraulic instabilities coupled to neutronic feedback in BWR and in SBWR.
Long working distance incoherent interference microscope
Sinclair, Michael B. (Albuquerque, NM); De Boer, Maarten P. (Albuquerque, NM)
2006-04-25
A full-field imaging, long working distance, incoherent interference microscope suitable for three-dimensional imaging and metrology of MEMS devices and test structures on a standard microelectronics probe station. A long working distance greater than 10 mm allows standard probes or probe cards to be used. This enables nanometer-scale 3-dimensional height profiles of MEMS test structures to be acquired across an entire wafer while being actively probed, and, optionally, through a transparent window. An optically identical pair of sample and reference arm objectives is not required, which reduces the overall system cost, and also the cost and time required to change sample magnifications. Using a LED source, high magnification (e.g., 50.times.) can be obtained having excellent image quality, straight fringes, and high fringe contrast.
What is the distance to the CMB?
Clarkson, Chris; Umeh, Obinna; Maartens, Roy; Durrer, Ruth E-mail: umeobinna@gmail.com E-mail: Ruth.Durrer@unige.ch
2014-11-01
The success of precision cosmology depends not only on accurate observations, but also on the theoretical model --- which must be understood to at least the same level of precision. Subtle relativistic effects can lead to biased measurements if they are neglected. One such effect gives a systematic shift in the distance-redshift relation away from its background value, due to the non-linear relativistic conservation of total photon flux. We also show directly how this shift follows from a fully relativistic analysis of the geodesic deviation equation. We derive the expectation value of the shift using second-order perturbations about a concordance background, and show that the distance to last scattering is increased by 1%. We argue that neglecting this shift could lead to a significant bias in the background cosmological parameters, because it alters the meaning of the background model. A naive adjustment of CMB parameter estimation if this shift is really a correction to the background would raise the H{sub 0} value inferred from the CMB by 5%, potentially removing the tension with local measurements of H{sub 0}. Other CMB parameters which depend on the distance would also be shifted by ? 1? when combined with local H{sub 0} data. While our estimations rely on a simplistic analysis, they nevertheless illustrate that accurately defining the background model in terms of the expectation values of observables is critical when we aim to determine the model parameters at the sub-percent level.
Research Focus What's so special about the average face?
Kreiter, Andreas K.
,2 1 Brain Research Institute, Center for Advanced Imaging, University of Bremen D28334, Bremen. Are faces represented by matching to a set of stored exemplars, or by measuring the distance from a standard, or occlusion far better than any machine. Functional MRI and neurophysiology show that faces are represented
Fact #870: April 27, 2015 Corporate Average Fuel Economy Progress...
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by the fleet of each manufacturer will be determined by computing the sales-weighted harmonic average of the targets applicable to each of the manufacturer's passenger cars and...
On the Choice of Average Solar Zenith Angle
Cronin, Timothy W.
Idealized climate modeling studies often choose to neglect spatiotemporal variations in solar radiation, but doing so comes with an important decision about how to average solar radiation in space and time. Since both ...
Does anyone have access to 2012 average residential rates by...
Does anyone have access to 2012 average residential rates by utility company? I'm seeing an inconsistency between the OpenEI website and EIA 861 data set. Home > Groups > Utility...
INDIVIDUAL REFORM ELEMENTS .63Average course exam score
Colorado at Boulder, University of
INDIVIDUAL REFORM ELEMENTS .63Average course exam score .11In class clicker score .02Lecture: · Correlations with effort/curricular elements are positive but not high, indicating no individual course reform
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Bounded Parameter Markov Decision Processes with Average Reward Criterion
Tewari, Ambuj
Bounded Parameter Markov Decision Processes with Average Reward Criterion Ambuj Tewari1 and Peter L, pp. 263277, 2007. c Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007 #12;264 A. Tewari and P.L. Bartlett
Averaged null energy condition violation in a conformally flat spacetime
Urban, Douglas; Olum, Ken D.
2010-01-15
We show that the averaged null energy condition can be violated by a conformally coupled scalar field in a conformally flat spacetime in 3+1 dimensions. The violation is dependent on the quantum state and can be made as large as desired. It does not arise from the presence of anomalies, although anomalous violations are also possible. Since all geodesics in conformally flat spacetimes are achronal, the achronal averaged null energy condition is likewise violated.
Flavor Physics Data from the Heavy Flavor Averaging Group (HFAG)
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The Heavy Flavor Averaging Group (HFAG) was established at the May 2002 Flavor Physics and CP Violation Conference in Philadelphia, and continues the LEP Heavy Flavor Steering Group's tradition of providing regular updates to the world averages of heavy flavor quantities. Data are provided by six subgroups that each focus on a different set of heavy flavor measurements: B lifetimes and oscillation parameters, Semi-leptonic B decays, Rare B decays, Unitarity triangle parameters, B decays to charm final states, and Charm Physics.
Keckler, Stephen W.
(ISPASS 2006) Critical Path Analysis of the TRIPS Architecture Ramadass Nagarajan Xia Chen Robert G. Mc on the graph, designers can gain insights into the bottlenecks of a design. This paper extends critical path expansion of the design space. Prior research has shown the utility of critical path anal- ysis in solving
Fernandez, Eduardo
1 Report on the India Trip November 1-13, 2011 Dr. Cathy Meschievitz (FAU Office of International Programs) and Professor and Associate Dean Somnath Bhattacharya (FAU College of Business) traveled to India followed activities in 2010-2011 linked to the FAU India Initiative sponsored in part by the Institute
Sridhar, Srinivas
http://www.nanowerk.com/news/newsid=6934.php Ads by Google MEMS Design Tata Nano Nano Devices i generation of combined optical and electronic platforms essential for future computers," added Sridhar-2802 or via email at j.eriksen@neu.edu. Ads by Google MEMS Design Tata Nano Nano Devices iTrip Nano Nano Optic
Jacobs, Laurence J.
design, which encompassed a concrete water storage tank, 500 m of pipelines, and stand tap placements worked on a real project and was then able to see my own calculations and designs be put togetherMy trip to Cameroon culminated two semesters' worth of design work on an Engineers Without Borders
Kuenning, Geoff
is the road trip. Immortalized in countless Hollywood movies, this involves packing the family into a car." "Oh, darn, we made plans to wash our hair that night." Undeterred, we came up with an alternate plan book. "Look, a beach with rocks! I can add more to my collection!" So now our car, which was already
Distances and absolute magnitudes from trigonometric parallaxes
F. Arenou; X. Luri
1998-12-04
We first review the current knowledge of Hipparcos systematic and random errors, in particular small-scale correlations. Then, assuming Gaussian parallax errors and using examples from the recent Hipparcos literature, we show how random errors may be misinterpreted as systematic errors, or transformed into systematic errors. Finally we summarise how to get unbiased estimates of absolute magnitudes and distances, using either Bayesian or non-parametrical methods. These methods may be applied to get either mean quantities or individual estimates. In particular, we underline the notion of astrometry-based luminosity, which avoids the truncation biases and allows a full use of Hipparcos samples.
Analysis of the Argonne distance tabletop exercise method.
Tanzman, E. A.; Nieves, L. A.; Decision and Information Sciences
2008-02-14
The purpose of this report is to summarize and evaluate the Argonne Distance Tabletop Exercise (DISTEX) method. DISTEX is intended to facilitate multi-organization, multi-objective tabletop emergency response exercises that permit players to participate from their own facility's incident command center. This report is based on experience during its first use during the FluNami 2007 exercise, which took place from September 19-October 17, 2007. FluNami 2007 exercised the response of local public health officials and hospitals to a hypothetical pandemic flu outbreak. The underlying purpose of the DISTEX method is to make tabletop exercising more effective and more convenient for playing organizations. It combines elements of traditional tabletop exercising, such as scenario discussions and scenario injects, with distance learning technologies. This distance-learning approach also allows playing organizations to include a broader range of staff in the exercise. An average of 81.25 persons participated in each weekly webcast session from all playing organizations combined. The DISTEX method required development of several components. The exercise objectives were based on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Target Capabilities List. The ten playing organizations included four public health departments and six hospitals in the Chicago area. An extent-of-play agreement identified the objectives applicable to each organization. A scenario was developed to drive the exercise over its five-week life. Weekly problem-solving task sets were designed to address objectives that could not be addressed fully during webcast sessions, as well as to involve additional playing organization staff. Injects were developed to drive play between webcast sessions, and, in some cases, featured mock media stories based in part on player actions as identified from the problem-solving tasks. The weekly 90-minute webcast sessions were discussions among the playing organizations that were moderated by a highly-qualified public health physician, who reviewed key scenario developments and player actions, as well as solicited input from each playing organization. The exercise control structure included trusted agents who oversaw exercise planning, playing organization points of contact to ensure exercise coordination, and exercise controller/evaluators to initiate and oversee exercise play. A password-protected exercise website was designed for FluNami 2007 to serve as a compartmentalized central information source, and for transmitting exercise documents. During the course of FluNami 2007, feedback on its quality was collected from players and controller/evaluators. Player feedback was requested at the conclusion of each webcast, upon completion of each problem-solving task, and on October 17, 2007, after the final webcast session had ended. The overall average score given to FluNami 2008 by the responding players was 3.9 on a five-point scale. In addition, suggestions for improving the process were provided by Argonne controller/evaluators after the exercise concluded. A series of recommendations was developed based on feedback from the players and controller/evaluators. These included improvements to the exercise scope and objectives, the problem-solving tasks, the scenarios, exercise control, the webcast sessions, the exercise website, and the player feedback process.
Improved Long-Distance Wireless Charging Technology September 26, 2013
Langendoen, Koen
Improved Long-Distance Wireless Charging Technology September 26, 2013 Project Overview Wireless charging of consumer devices at a long distance with RF technology, would eliminate wires and give freedom
Beyond Kennicott : perceptions of threshold, conceptions of distance
Bull, Steven Keith
1997-01-01
Threshold: The thesis explores descriptions of threshold. Threshold is not an ordinary space. It relates to the here and the there and the understanding of distance. It is the phenomena of distance, no matter how close ...
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Perceptions of Distance Education in Newfoundland and Labrador: 1999 2009
Oyet, Alwell
Perceptions of Distance Education in Newfoundland and Labrador: 1999 2009 ................................................................................................................. 5 I. Study conducted in 1999 2000 ........................................................................................................... 80 #12; 5 Perceptions of Distance Education in Newfoundland and Labrador: 1999 2009
High average power scaleable thin-disk laser
Beach, Raymond J. (Livermore, CA); Honea, Eric C. (Sunol, CA); Bibeau, Camille (Dublin, CA); Payne, Stephen A. (Castro Valley, CA); Powell, Howard (Livermore, CA); Krupke, William F. (Pleasanton, CA); Sutton, Steven B. (Manteca, CA)
2002-01-01
Using a thin disk laser gain element with an undoped cap layer enables the scaling of lasers to extremely high average output power values. Ordinarily, the power scaling of such thin disk lasers is limited by the deleterious effects of amplified spontaneous emission. By using an undoped cap layer diffusion bonded to the thin disk, the onset of amplified spontaneous emission does not occur as readily as if no cap layer is used, and much larger transverse thin disks can be effectively used as laser gain elements. This invention can be used as a high average power laser for material processing applications as well as for weapon and air defense applications.
OBJECTIVE DISTANCE MEASURES FOR SPECTRAL DISCONTINUITIES IN CONCATENATIVE SPEECH SYNTHESIS
Edinburgh, University of
- efficientscouldimprovetheprediction. StylianouandSyrdal [4] found that the Kullback-Leibler distance between FFT- based power spectra
Preliminaries Conserved Interval Distance between Non-trivial
Blin, Guillaume
Outline Preliminaries Results Conclusion Conserved Interval Distance between Non-trivial Genomes.Rizzi@unitn.it August the 16th Guillaume Blin, Romeo Rizzi Conserved Interval Distance between Non-trivial Genomes #12 Guillaume Blin, Romeo Rizzi Conserved Interval Distance between Non-trivial Genomes #12;Outline
Problems of Distance-Regular Graphs Hiroshi Suzuki
Xi, Changchang
Â328. [14] H. Suzuki, The Terwilliger algebra associated with a set of vertices in a distance-regular graph, J. Alg. Combin. 22 (2005), 5-38. [15] P. Terwilliger, Distance-regular graphs and (s, c, a, k)-graphs, J. Combin. Th. (B) 34 (1983), 151Â164. [16] P. Terwilliger, A new inequality for distance
Week 4: History / philosophy, distance methods January, 2010
Borenstein, Elhanan
Week 4: History / philosophy, distance methods Genome 570 January, 2010 Week 4: History Gaylord Simpson (1902-1984) Week 4: History / philosophy, distance methods p.2/73 #12;A horse tree drawn by Simpson Week 4: History / philosophy, distance methods p.3/73 #12;A phylogeny of the living Craniata
The High Average Power Laser Program 15th HAPL meeting
, 2006 #12;2 The HAPL team is developing the science, technology and architecture needed for a laser1 The High Average Power Laser Program 15th HAPL meeting Aug 8 & 9, 2006 General Atomics Scientific Inst 16. Optiswitch Technology 17. ESLI Electricity Generator Electricity Generator Reaction
FOCI RESEARCH BENEFITS FISHERIES MANAGEMENT 1993 Recruitment Forecast -Average
Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) advises the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council using a "stock data but addresses the autocorrelation of recruitment. In addition, it directly predicts recruitment to average 1991 year class, and a strong 1992 year class. In 1993 the transfer function model predicted
Parity-violating anomalies and the stationarity of stochastic averages
Reuter, M.
1988-01-15
Within the framework of stochastic quantization the parity-violating anomalies in odd space-time dimensions are derived from the asymptotic stationarity of the stochastic average of a certain fermion bilinear. Contrary to earlier attempts, this method yields the correct anomalies for both massive and massless fermions.
Probabilistic Wind Vector Forecasting Using Ensembles and Bayesian Model Averaging
Raftery, Adrian
Probabilistic Wind Vector Forecasting Using Ensembles and Bayesian Model Averaging J. MCLEAN 2011, in final form 26 May 2012) ABSTRACT Probabilistic forecasts of wind vectors are becoming critical with univariate quantities, statistical approaches to wind vector forecasting must be based on bivariate
Probabilistic Wind Speed Forecasting Using Ensembles and Bayesian Model Averaging
Raftery, Adrian
Probabilistic Wind Speed Forecasting Using Ensembles and Bayesian Model Averaging J. Mc in the context of wind power, where under- forecasting and overforecasting carry different financial penal- ties, calibrated and sharp probabilistic forecasts can help to make wind power a more financially competitive alter
Fact #693: September 19, 2011 Average Vehicle Footprint for Cars...
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information below. Supporting Information Average Vehicle Footprint, 2008-2010 Model Year Car Light Truck All Light Vehicles 2008 45.4 53.0 49.0 2009 45.2 52.7 48.2 2010 45.2 54.0...
Prediction in moving average processes Anton Schick and Wolfgang Wefelmeyer
Wefelmeyer, Wolfgang
Prediction in moving average processes Anton Schick and Wolfgang Wefelmeyer Abstract(y + (x1, . . . , xr)) dF(y) The research of A. Schick was partially supported by NSF Grant DMS0405791. 1 #12;2 ANTON SCHICK AND WOLFGANG WEFELMEYER can be estimated at the "parametric" root-n rate
Optimal Control with Weighted Average Costs and Temporal Logic Specifications
Murray, Richard M.
Optimal Control with Weighted Average Costs and Temporal Logic Specifications Eric M. Wolff Control and Dynamical Systems California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California 91125 Email: ewolff@caltech.edu Ufuk Topcu Control and Dynamical Systems California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California 91125
SALT2: using distant supernovae to improve the use of Type Ia supernovae as distance indicators
J. Guy; P. Astier; S. Baumont; D. Hardin; R. Pain; N. Regnault; S. Basa; R. G. Carlberg; A. Conley; S. Fabbro; D. Fouchez; I. M. Hook; D. A. Howell; K. Perrett; C. J. Pritchet; J. Rich; M. Sullivan; P. Antilogus; E. Aubourg; G. Bazin; J. Bronder; M. Filiol; N. Palanque-Delabrouille; P. Ripoche; V. Ruhlmann-Kleider
2007-01-29
We present an empirical model of Type Ia supernovae spectro-photometric evolution with time. The model is built using a large data set including light-curves and spectra of both nearby and distant supernovae, the latter being observed by the SNLS collaboration. We derive the average spectral sequence of Type Ia supernovae and their main variability components including a color variation law. The model allows us to measure distance moduli in the spectral range 2500-8000 A with calculable uncertainties, including those arising from variability of spectral features. Thanks to the use of high-redshift SNe to model the rest-frame UV spectral energy distribution, we are able to derive improved distance estimates for SNe Ia in the redshift range 0.8
Anomalous transport and observable average in the standard map
Lydia Bouchara; Ouerdia Ourrad; Sandro Vaienti; Xavier Leoncini
2015-09-02
The distribution of finite time observable averages and transport in low dimensional Hamiltonian systems is studied. Finite time observable average distributions are computed, from which an exponent $\\alpha$ characteristic of how the maximum of the distributions scales with time is extracted. To link this exponent to transport properties, the characteristic exponent $\\mu(q)$ of the time evolution of the different moments of order $q$ related to transport are computed. As a testbed for our study the standard map is used. The stochasticity parameter $K$ is chosen so that either phase space is mixed with a chaotic sea and islands of stability or with only a chaotic sea. Our observations lead to a proposition of a law relating the slope in $q=0$ of the function $\\mu(q)$ with the exponent $\\alpha$.
A New World Average Value for the Neutron Lifetime
A. P. Serebrov; A. K. Fomin
2010-05-27
The analysis of the data on measurements of the neutron lifetime is presented. A new most accurate result of the measurement of neutron lifetime [Phys. Lett. B 605 (2005) 72] 878.5 +/- 0.8 s differs from the world average value [Phys. Lett. B 667 (2008) 1] 885.7 +/- 0.8 s by 6.5 standard deviations. In this connection the analysis and Monte Carlo simulation of experiments [Phys. Lett. B 483 (2000) 15] and [Phys. Rev. Lett. 63 (1989) 593] is carried out. Systematic errors of about -6 s are found in each of the experiments. The summary table for the neutron lifetime measurements after corrections and additions is given. A new world average value for the neutron lifetime 879.9 +/- 0.9 s is presented.
Modeling an Application's Theoretical Minimum and Average Transactional Response Times
Paiz, Mary Rose
2015-04-01
The theoretical minimum transactional response time of an application serves as a ba- sis for the expected response time. The lower threshold for the minimum response time represents the minimum amount of time that the application should take to complete a transaction. Knowing the lower threshold is beneficial in detecting anomalies that are re- sults of unsuccessful transactions. On the converse, when an application's response time falls above an upper threshold, there is likely an anomaly in the application that is causing unusual performance issues in the transaction. This report explains how the non-stationary Generalized Extreme Value distribution is used to estimate the lower threshold of an ap- plication's daily minimum transactional response time. It also explains how the seasonal Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average time series model is used to estimate the upper threshold for an application's average transactional response time.
Average Interpolating Wavelets on Point Clouds and Graphs
Rustamov, Raif M
2011-01-01
We introduce a new wavelet transform suitable for analyzing functions on point clouds and graphs. Our construction is based on a generalization of the average interpolating refinement scheme of Donoho. The most important ingredient of the original scheme that needs to be altered is the choice of the interpolant. Here, we define the interpolant as the minimizer of a smoothness functional, namely a generalization of the Laplacian energy, subject to the averaging constraints. In the continuous setting, we derive a formula for the optimal solution in terms of the poly-harmonic Green's function. The form of this solution is used to motivate our construction in the setting of graphs and point clouds. We highlight the empirical convergence of our refinement scheme and the potential applications of the resulting wavelet transform through experiments on a number of data stets.
Average dynamics of a finite set of coupled phase oscillators
Dima, Germán C. Mindlin, Gabriel B.
2014-06-15
We study the solutions of a dynamical system describing the average activity of an infinitely large set of driven coupled excitable units. We compared their topological organization with that reconstructed from the numerical integration of finite sets. In this way, we present a strategy to establish the pertinence of approximating the dynamics of finite sets of coupled nonlinear units by the dynamics of its infinitely large surrogate.
Averaging cross section data so we can fit it
Brown, D.
2014-10-23
The ^{56}Fe cross section we are interested in have a lot of fluctuations. We would like to fit the average of the cross section with cross sections calculated within EMPIRE. EMPIRE is a Hauser-Feshbach theory based nuclear reaction code, requires cross sections to be smoothed using a Lorentzian profile. The plan is to fit EMPIRE to these cross sections in the fast region (say above 500 keV).
Averaged equilibrium and stability in low-aspect-ratio stellarators
Garcia, L.; Carreras, B.A.; Dominguez, N.
1989-01-01
The MHD equilibrium and stability calculations or stellarators are complex because of the intrinsic three-dimensional (3-D) character of these configurations. The stellarators expansion simplifies the equilibrium calculation by reducing it to a two-dimensional (2-D) problem. The classical stellarator expansion includes terms up to order epsilon/sup 2/, and the vacuum magnetic field is also included up to this order. For large-aspect-ratio configurations, the results of the stellarator expansion agree well with 3-D numerical equilibrium results. But for low-aspect-ratio configurations, these are significant discrepancies with 3-D equilibrium calculations. The main reason for these discrepancies is the approximation in the vacuum field contributions. This problem can be avoided by applying the average method in a vacuum flux coordinate system. In this way, the exact vacuum magnetic field contribution is included and the results agree well with 3-D equilibrium calculations even for low-aspect-ratio configurations. Using the average method in a vacuum flux coordinate system also permit the accurate calculation of local stability properties with the Mercier criterion. The main improvement is in the accurate calculation of the geodesic curvature term. In this paper, we discuss the application of the average method in flux coordinates to the calculation of the Mercier criterion for low-aspect-ratio stellarator configurations. 12 refs., 3 figs.
Slate, S.C.; Allen, R.E.
1993-12-01
The purpose of the trip was to attend the 1993 International Conference on Nuclear Waste Management and Environmental Remediation. The principal objective of this conference was to facilitate a truly international exchange of information on the management of nuclear wastes as well as contaminated facilities and sites emanating from nuclear operations. The conference was sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Czech and Slovak Mechanical Engineering Societies, and the Czech and Slovak Nuclear Societies in cooperation with the Commission of the European Communities, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the OECD Nuclear Agency. The conference was cosponsored by the American Nuclear Society, the Atomic Energy Society of Japan, the Canadian Nuclear Society, the (former USSR) Nuclear Society, and the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. This was the fourth in a series of biennial conferences, which started in Hong Kong, in 1987. This report summarizes shared aspects of the trip; however, each traveler`s observations and recommendations are reported separately.
Hill, C.A.; Schluter, C.M.
1993-06-01
This study is part of the research program of the Yucca Mountain Project intended to provide the State of Nevada with a detailed analysis and assessment of the water-deposited minerals of Yucca Mountain and adjacent regions. Forty-three separate stops were made and 203 samples were collected during the five days of the field trip. This report describes petrographic observations made on the calcite/opal samples.
Space efficient streaming algorithms for the distance to monotonicity and asymmetric edit distance
Saks, Michael
2012-01-01
Approximating the length of the longest increasing sequence (LIS) of a data stream is a well-studied problem. There are many algorithms that estimate the size of the complement of the LIS, referred to as the \\emph{distance to monotonicity}, both in the streaming and property testing setting. Let $n$ denote the size of an input array. Our aim is to develop a one-pass streaming algorithm that accurately approximates the distance to monotonicity, and only uses polylogarithmic storage. For any $\\delta > 0$, our algorithm provides a $(1+\\delta)$-multiplicative approximation for the distance, and uses only $O((\\log^2 n)/\\delta)$ space. The previous best known approximation using poly-logarithmic space was a multiplicative 2-factor. Our algorithm is simple and natural, being just 3 lines of pseudocode. It is essentially a polylogarithmic space implementation of a classic dynamic program that computes the LIS. Our technique is more general and is applicable to other problems that are exactly solvable by dynamic progr...
Svanda, Michal; Roudier, Thierry; Rieutord, Michel; Burston, Raymond; Gizon, Laurent
2013-07-01
We compare measurements of horizontal flows on the surface of the Sun using helioseismic time-distance inversions and coherent structure tracking of solar granules. Tracking provides two-dimensional horizontal flows on the solar surface, whereas the time-distance inversions estimate the full three-dimensional velocity flows in the shallow near-surface layers. Both techniques use Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager observations as input. We find good correlations between the various measurements resulting from the two techniques. Further, we find a good agreement between these measurements and the time-averaged Doppler line-of-sight velocity, and also perform sanity checks on the vertical flow that resulted from the three-dimensional time-distance inversion.
Richards, C.G.
1981-11-01
The paper describes calculations with the thermal hydraulics codes RELAP-UK Mk IV and RETRAN to model the behavior of the Winfrith Steam Generating Heavy Water Reactor (WSGHWR) during a controlled depressurization experiment. The results of the simulations are compared with each other and with the experimental data. In the X-trip experiment a reactor trip was initiated from a steady operating condition of 90% of full power and the reactor allowed to depressurize via steam dump lines from the steam drums. During the transient data from a variety of instruments measuring coolant parameters, such as pressures, flows and temperatures, and plant state such as valve positions, were recorded. The version of RETRAN employed in the calculations was a development version of RETRAN-UK with the addition of a number of features from RELAP-UK, including Bryce slip and the Holmes drift flux model. The first 100 seconds of the X-trip transient in one of the two reactor loops has been simulated, during which time the system pressure falls from 940 to 170 psia.
The Effect of Metallicity on Cepheid-Based Distances
Shoko Sakai; Laura Ferrarese; Rob Kennicutt; Abi Saha
2004-02-20
We have used the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 on board the Hubble Space Telescope to obtain V and I images of seven nearby galaxies. For each, we have measured a distance using the tip of the red giant branch (TRGB) method. By comparing the TRGB distances to published Cepheid distances, we investigate the metallicity dependence of the Cepheid period-luminosity relation. Our sample is supplemented by 10 additional galaxies for which both TRGB and Cepheid distances are available in the literature, thus providing a uniform coverage in Cepheid abundances between 1/20 and 2 (O/H)solar. We find that the difference between Cepheid and TRGB distances decreases monotonically with increasing Cepheid abundance, consistent with a mean metallicity dependence of the Cepheid distance moduli of (delta(m-M))/(delta[O/H]) = -0.24 +- 0.05 mag/dex.
Cepheid Variables and their Application to the Cosmological Distance Scale
Hoffmann, Samantha L
2013-05-02
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 3. DIFFERENCE IMAGING ANALYSIS OF TYPE IA SUPERNOVA HOST NGC 5584 FOR CEPHEID VARIABLES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 3.1 Motivation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 3.2 Observations and Data Reduction... and type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia). This cosmological distance scale started with a geometric distance measurement of Cepheids, such as parallaxes by [5]. The Cepheid Period-Luminosity relation was characterized by [79] for use as a primary distance...
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(Approximate) Low-Mode Averaging with a new Multigrid Eigensolver
Gunnar Bali; Sara Collins; Andreas Frommer; Karsten Kahl; Issaku Kanamori; Benjamin Müller; Matthias Rottmann; Jakob Simeth
2015-09-23
We present a multigrid based eigensolver for computing low-modes of the Hermitian Wilson Dirac operator. For the non-Hermitian case multigrid methods have already replaced conventional Krylov subspace solvers in many lattice QCD computations. Since the $\\gamma_5$-preserving aggregation based interpolation used in our multigrid method is valid for both, the Hermitian and the non-Hermitian case, inversions of very ill-conditioned shifted systems with the Hermitian operator become feasible. This enables the use of multigrid within shift-and-invert type eigensolvers. We show numerical results from our MPI-C implementation of a Rayleigh quotient iteration with multigrid. For state-of-the-art lattice sizes and moderate numbers of desired low-modes we achieve speed-ups of an order of magnitude and more over PARPACK. We show results and develop strategies how to make use of our eigensolver for calculating disconnected contributions to hadronic quantities that are noisy and still computationally challenging. Here, we explore the possible benefits, using our eigensolver for low-mode averaging and related methods with high and low accuracy eigenvectors. We develop a low-mode averaging type method using only a few of the smallest eigenvectors with low accuracy. This allows us to avoid expensive exact eigensolves, still benefitting from reduced statistical errors.
Averaged null energy condition and quantum inequalities in curved spacetime
Eleni-Alexandra Kontou
2015-07-22
The Averaged Null Energy Condition (ANEC) states that the integral along a complete null geodesic of the projection of the stress-energy tensor onto the tangent vector to the geodesic cannot be negative. ANEC can be used to rule out spacetimes with exotic phenomena, such as closed timelike curves, superluminal travel and wormholes. We prove that ANEC is obeyed by a minimally-coupled, free quantum scalar field on any achronal null geodesic (not two points can be connected with a timelike curve) surrounded by a tubular neighborhood whose curvature is produced by a classical source. To prove ANEC we use a null-projected quantum inequality, which provides constraints on how negative the weighted average of the renormalized stress-energy tensor of a quantum field can be. Starting with a general result of Fewster and Smith, we first derive a timelike projected quantum inequality for a minimally-coupled scalar field on flat spacetime with a background potential. Using that result we proceed to find the bound of a quantum inequality on a geodesic in a spacetime with small curvature, working to first order in the Ricci tensor and its derivatives. The last step is to derive a bound for the null-projected quantum inequality on a general timelike path. Finally we use that result to prove achronal ANEC in spacetimes with small curvature.
Averaged null energy condition and quantum inequalities in curved spacetime
Kontou, Eleni-Alexandra
2015-01-01
The Averaged Null Energy Condition (ANEC) states that the integral along a complete null geodesic of the projection of the stress-energy tensor onto the tangent vector to the geodesic cannot be negative. ANEC can be used to rule out spacetimes with exotic phenomena, such as closed timelike curves, superluminal travel and wormholes. We prove that ANEC is obeyed by a minimally-coupled, free quantum scalar field on any achronal null geodesic (not two points can be connected with a timelike curve) surrounded by a tubular neighborhood whose curvature is produced by a classical source. To prove ANEC we use a null-projected quantum inequality, which provides constraints on how negative the weighted average of the renormalized stress-energy tensor of a quantum field can be. Starting with a general result of Fewster and Smith, we first derive a timelike projected quantum inequality for a minimally-coupled scalar field on flat spacetime with a background potential. Using that result we proceed to find the bound of a qu...
Plasma dynamics and a significant error of macroscopic averaging
Marek A. Szalek
2005-05-22
The methods of macroscopic averaging used to derive the macroscopic Maxwell equations from electron theory are methodologically incorrect and lead in some cases to a substantial error. For instance, these methods do not take into account the existence of a macroscopic electromagnetic field EB, HB generated by carriers of electric charge moving in a thin layer adjacent to the boundary of the physical region containing these carriers. If this boundary is impenetrable for charged particles, then in its immediate vicinity all carriers are accelerated towards the inside of the region. The existence of the privileged direction of acceleration results in the generation of the macroscopic field EB, HB. The contributions to this field from individual accelerated particles are described with a sufficient accuracy by the Lienard-Wiechert formulas. In some cases the intensity of the field EB, HB is significant not only for deuteron plasma prepared for a controlled thermonuclear fusion reaction but also for electron plasma in conductors at room temperatures. The corrected procedures of macroscopic averaging will induce some changes in the present form of plasma dynamics equations. The modified equations will help to design improved systems of plasma confinement.
Risk Distance: The Loss of Strength Gradient and Colombia's Geography of Impunity
Demarest, Geoffrey
2013-12-31
The dissertation proposes a theoretical category of distance, risk distance, as a prompt for understanding outcomes in internal armed struggles. Geographers are familiar with cost distance -- conceiving distance according ...
Ris-R-1518(EN) The necessary distance between large
Risø-R-1518(EN) The necessary distance between large wind farms offshore - study Sten Frandsen. As it is often the need for offshore wind farms, the model handles a regular array-geometry with straight rows distance between large wind farms in the offshore environment. The main results are given in Section 1
A novel molecular index for secondary oil migration distance
alteration of buried organic matter in source rocks, followed by oil expulsion (primary migration) outA novel molecular index for secondary oil migration distance Liuping Zhang1 , Maowen Li2 , Yang migration distances from source rocks to reservoirs can greatly help in the search for new petroleum
On maximal instances for the original syntenic distance Cedric Chauve
Chauve, Cedric
genomes has been introduced by Ferretti, Nadeau and Sanko#11; as an approximation of the evolutionary distance between genomes for which the gene order is not known. This distance is the minimum number of fusions, #12;ssions and translocations required to transform a genome into an other. Kleinberg and Liben
CHAOTIC DATA ENCRYPTION FOR LONG-DISTANCE MONITORING OF NUCLEAR
Koksal, Can Emre
matrix = Lorenz system parameter = Lorenz system parameter = excess delayed neutron precursorsCHAOTIC DATA ENCRYPTION FOR LONG-DISTANCE MONITORING OF NUCLEAR REACTORS Günyaz Ablay The Ohio DATA ENCRYPTION FOR LONG-DISTANCE MONITORING OF NUCLEAR REACTORS Günyaz Ablay1 , C. Emre Koksal2
Patterns in Offender Distance Decay and the Geographic Profiling Problem.
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Patterns in Offender Distance Decay and the Geographic Profiling Problem. Mike O'Leary Towson University 2010 Fall Western Section Meeting Los Angeles, CA October 9-10, 2010 Mike O'Leary (Towson Department for his assistance. Mike O'Leary (Towson University) Offender Distance Decay October 9, 2010 2
Patterns in Offender Distance Decay and the Geographic Profiling Problem.
O'Leary, Michael
Patterns in Offender Distance Decay and the Geographic Profiling Problem. Mike O'Leary Towson University 2011 Crime Mapping Conference Miami, FL October 19-21, 2011 Mike O'Leary (Towson University Department for his assistance. Mike O'Leary (Towson University) Offender Distance Decay October 21, 2011 2
Introduction The median problem for the reversal distance in
Lonardi, Stefano
genomes E. Ohlebusch, M.I. Abouelhoda, K. Hockel, J. Stallkamp University of Ulm, Germany CPM 2005 The median problem for the reversal distance in circular bacterial genomes #12;Introduction Methods Conclusion General Problem Distances Specific Problem Median Problem Given 3 genomes G1, G2, and G3, find
Lammert, M. P.; Duran, A.; Diez, J.; Burton, K.; Nicholson, A.
2014-10-01
This research project evaluates fuel consumption results of two Class 8 tractor-trailer combinations platooned together compared to their standalone fuel consumption. A series of ten modified SAE Type II J1321 fuel consumption track tests were performed to document fuel consumption of two platooned vehicles and a control vehicle at varying steady-state speeds, following distances, and gross vehicle weights (GVWs). The steady-state speeds ranged from 55 mph to 70 mph, the following distances ranged from a 20-ft following distance to a 75-ft following distance, and the GVWs were 65K lbs and 80K lbs. All tractors involved had U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay-compliant aerodynamics packages installed, and the trailers were equipped with side skirts. Effects of vehicle speed, following distance, and GVW on fuel consumption were observed and analyzed. The platooning demonstration system used in this study consisted of radar systems, Dedicated Short-Range Communication (DSRC) vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, vehicle braking and torque control interface, cameras and driver displays. The lead tractor consistently demonstrated an improvement in average fuel consumption reduction as following distance decreased, with results showing 2.7% to 5.3% fuel savings at a GVW of 65k. The trailing vehicle achieved fuel consumption savings ranging from 2.8% to 9.7%; tests during which the engine cooling fan did not operate achieved savings of 8.4% to 9.7%. 'Team' fuel savings, considering the platooned vehicles as one, ranged from 3.7% to 6.4%, with the best combined result being for 55 mph, 30-ft following distance, and 65k GVW.
Average vertical and zonal F region plasma drifts over Jicamarca
Fejer, B.G.; Gonzalez, S.A. (Utah State Univ., Logan (United States)); de Paula, E.R. (Inst. de Pesquisas Espaciais-INPE, Sao Paulo (Brazil) Utah State Univ., Logan (United States)); Woodman, R.F. (Inst. Geofisico del Peru, Lima (Peru))
1991-08-01
The seasonal averages of the equatorial F region vertical and zonal plasma drifts are determined using extensive incoherent scatter radar observations from Jicamarca during 1968-1988. The late afternoon and nighttime vertical and zonal drifts are strongly dependent on the 10.7-cm solar flux. The authors show that the evening prereversal enhancement of vertical drifts increases linearly with solar flux during equinox but tends to saturate for large fluxes during southern hemisphere winter. They examine in detail, for the first time, the seasonal variation of the zonal plasma drifts and their dependence on solar flux and magnetic activity. The seasonal effects on the zonal drifts are most pronounced in the midnight-morning sector. The nighttime eastward drifts increase with solar flux for all seasons but decrease slightly with magnetic activity. The daytime westward drifts are essentially independent of season, solar cycle, and magnetic activity.
Average System Cost Methodology : Administrator's Record of Decision.
United States. Bonneville Power Administration.
1984-06-01
Significant features of average system cost (ASC) methodology adopted are: retention of the jurisdictional approach where retail rate orders of regulartory agencies provide primary data for computing the ASC for utilities participating in the residential exchange; inclusion of transmission costs; exclusion of construction work in progress; use of a utility's weighted cost of debt securities; exclusion of income taxes; simplification of separation procedures for subsidized generation and transmission accounts from other accounts; clarification of ASC methodology rules; more generous review timetable for individual filings; phase-in of reformed methodology; and each exchanging utility must file under the new methodology within 20 days of implementation by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of the ten major participating utilities, the revised ASC will substantially only affect three. (PSB)
Kinetic distance and kinetic maps from molecular dynamics simulation
Noe, Frank
2015-01-01
Characterizing macromolecular kinetics from molecular dynamics (MD) simulations requires a distance metric that can distinguish slowly-interconverting states. Here we build upon diffusion map theory and define a kinetic distance for irreducible Markov processes that quantifies how slowly molecular conformations interconvert. The kinetic distance can be computed given a model that approximates the eigenvalues and eigenvectors (reaction coordinates) of the MD Markov operator. Here we employ the time-lagged independent component analysis (TICA). The TICA components can be scaled to provide a kinetic map in which the Euclidean distance corresponds to the kinetic distance. As a result, the question of how many TICA dimensions should be kept in a dimensionality reduction approach becomes obsolete, and one parameter less needs to be specified in the kinetic model construction. We demonstrate the approach using TICA and Markov state model (MSM) analyses for illustrative models, protein conformation dynamics in bovine...
IDENTIFYING THE YOUNG LOW-MASS STARS WITHIN 25 pc. II. DISTANCES, KINEMATICS, AND GROUP MEMBERSHIP
Shkolnik, Evgenya L.; Anglada-Escude, Guillem; Liu, Michael C.; Bowler, Brendan P.; Weinberger, Alycia J.; Boss, Alan P.; Reid, I. Neill; Tamura, Motohide
2012-10-10
We have conducted a kinematic study of 165 young M dwarfs with ages of {approx}<300 Myr. Our sample is composed of stars and brown dwarfs with spectral types ranging from K7 to L0, detected by ROSAT and with photometric distances of {approx}<25 pc assuming that the stars are single and on the main sequence. In order to find stars kinematically linked to known young moving groups (YMGs), we measured radial velocities for the complete sample with Keck and CFHT optical spectroscopy and trigonometric parallaxes for 75 of the M dwarfs with the CAPSCam instrument on the du Pont 2.5 m Telescope. Due to their youthful overluminosity and unresolved binarity, the original photometric distances for our sample underestimated the distances by 70% on average, excluding two extremely young ({approx}<3 Myr) objects found to have distances beyond a few hundred parsecs. We searched for kinematic matches to 14 reported YMGs and identified 10 new members of the AB Dor YMG and 2 of the Ursa Majoris group. Additional possible candidates include six Castor, four Ursa Majoris, two AB Dor members, and one member each of the Her-Lyr and {beta} Pic groups. Our sample also contains 27 young low-mass stars and 4 brown dwarfs with ages {approx}<150 Myr that are not associated with any known YMG. We identified an additional 15 stars that are kinematic matches to one of the YMGs, but the ages from spectroscopic diagnostics and/or the positions on the sky do not match. These warn against grouping stars together based only on kinematics and that a confluence of evidence is required to claim that a group of stars originated from the same star-forming event.
Ramanujam, J. "Ram"
- and a is the average number of transitions per clock phase heuristic for peak and average power cycle at the gate
Dosimetry in Mammography: Average Glandular Dose Based on Homogeneous Phantom
Benevides, Luis A. [Naval Sea Systems Command,1333 Isaac Hull Avenue, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20376 (United States); Hintenlang, David E. [University of Florida, 202 Nuclear Sciences Center, P.O. Box 1183, Gainesville Florida 32611 (United States)
2011-05-05
The objective of this study was to demonstrate that a clinical dosimetry protocol that utilizes a dosimetric breast phantom series based on population anthropometric measurements can reliably predict the average glandular dose (AGD) imparted to the patient during a routine screening mammogram. AGD was calculated using entrance skin exposure and dose conversion factors based on fibroglandular content, compressed breast thickness, mammography unit parameters and modifying parameters for homogeneous phantom (phantom factor), compressed breast lateral dimensions (volume factor) and anatomical features (anatomical factor). The patient fibroglandular content was evaluated using a calibrated modified breast tissue equivalent homogeneous phantom series (BRTES-MOD) designed from anthropomorphic measurements of a screening mammography population and whose elemental composition was referenced to International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements Report 44 and 46 tissues. The patient fibroglandular content, compressed breast thickness along with unit parameters and spectrum half-value layer were used to derive the currently used dose conversion factor (DgN). The study showed that the use of a homogeneous phantom, patient compressed breast lateral dimensions and patient anatomical features can affect AGD by as much as 12%, 3% and 1%, respectively. The protocol was found to be superior to existing methodologies. The clinical dosimetry protocol developed in this study can reliably predict the AGD imparted to an individual patient during a routine screening mammogram.
Long-term average performance benefits of parabolic trough improvements
Gee, R.; Gaul, H.W.; Kearney, D.; Rabl, A.
1980-03-01
Improved parabolic trough concentrating collectors will result from better design, improved fabrication techniques, and the development and utilization of improved materials. The difficulty of achieving these improvements varies as does their potential for increasing parabolic trough performance. The purpose of this analysis is to quantify the relative merit of various technology advancements in improving the long-term average performance of parabolic trough concentrating collectors. The performance benefits of improvements are determined as a function of operating temperature for north-south, east-west, and polar mounted parabolic troughs. The results are presented graphically to allow a quick determination of the performance merits of particular improvements. Substantial annual energy gains are shown to be attainable. Of the improvements evaluated, the development of stable back-silvered glass reflective surfaces offers the largest performance gain for operating temperatures below 150/sup 0/C. Above 150/sup 0/C, the development of trough receivers that can maintain a vacuum is the most significant potential improvement. The reduction of concentrator slope errors also has a substantial performance benefit at high operating temperatures.
Ensemble bayesian model averaging using markov chain Monte Carlo sampling
Vrugt, Jasper A; Diks, Cees G H; Clark, Martyn P
2008-01-01
Bayesian model averaging (BMA) has recently been proposed as a statistical method to calibrate forecast ensembles from numerical weather models. Successful implementation of BMA however, requires accurate estimates of the weights and variances of the individual competing models in the ensemble. In their seminal paper (Raftery etal. Mon Weather Rev 133: 1155-1174, 2(05)) has recommended the Expectation-Maximization (EM) algorithm for BMA model training, even though global convergence of this algorithm cannot be guaranteed. In this paper, we compare the performance of the EM algorithm and the recently developed Differential Evolution Adaptive Metropolis (DREAM) Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithm for estimating the BMA weights and variances. Simulation experiments using 48-hour ensemble data of surface temperature and multi-model stream-flow forecasts show that both methods produce similar results, and that their performance is unaffected by the length of the training data set. However, MCMC simulation with DREAM is capable of efficiently handling a wide variety of BMA predictive distributions, and provides useful information about the uncertainty associated with the estimated BMA weights and variances.
High average power magnetic modulator for copper lasers
Cook, E.G.; Ball, D.G.; Birx, D.L.; Branum, J.D.; Peluso, S.E.; Langford, M.D.; Speer, R.D.; Sullivan, J.R.; Woods, P.G.
1991-06-14
Magnetic compression circuits show the promise of long life for operation at high average powers and high repetition rates. When the Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation (AVLIS) Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory needed new modulators to drive their higher power copper lasers in the Laser Demonstration Facility (LDF), existing technology using thyratron switched capacitor inversion circuits did not meet the goal for long lifetimes at the required power levels. We have demonstrated that magnetic compression circuits can achieve this goal. Improving thyratron lifetime is achieved by increasing the thyratron conduction time, thereby reducing the effect of cathode depletion. This paper describes a three stage magnetic modulator designed to provide a 60 kV pulse to a copper laser at a 4. 5 kHz repetition rate. This modulator operates at 34 kW input power and has exhibited MTBF of {approx}1000 hours when using thyratrons and even longer MTBFs with a series of stack of SCRs for the main switch. Within this paper, the electrical and mechanical designs for the magnetic compression circuits are discussed as are the important performance parameters of lifetime and jitter. Ancillary circuits such as the charge circuit and reset circuit are shown. 8 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.
Local and global statistical distances are equivalent on pure states
Scott M. Cohen
2009-06-10
The statistical distance between pure quantum states is obtained by finding a measurement that is optimal in a sense defined by Wootters. As such, one may expect that the statistical distance will turn out to be different if the set of possible measurements is restricted in some way. It nonetheless turns out that if the restriction is to local operations and classical communication (LOCC) on any multipartite system, then the statistical distance is the same as it is without restriction, being equal to the angle between the states in Hilbert space.
Minimum Distance between Bent and 1-resilient Boolean Functions
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, INDIA. soumen@iitg.ernet.in 2 Applied Statistics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 203, B T Road, Kolkata 700 108, INDIA subho@isical.ac.in Abstract. In this paper we study the minimum distance between
Distance determination to eight galaxies using expanding photosphere method
Bose, Subhash; Kumar, Brijesh, E-mail: email@subhashbose.com, E-mail: bose@aries.res.in [Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital 263002 (India)
2014-02-20
Type IIP supernovae (SNe) are recognized as independent extragalactic distance indicators; however, keeping in mind the diverse nature of their observed properties as well as the availability of good quality data, more and newer events need to be tested for their applicability as reliable distance indicators. We use early photometric and spectroscopic data of eight Type IIP SNe to derive distances to their host galaxies by using the expanding photosphere method (EPM). For five of these, the EPM is applied for the first time. In this work, we improved EPM application by using SYNOW estimated velocities and by semi-deconvolving the broadband filter responses while deriving color temperatures and blackbody angular radii. We find that the derived EPM distances are consistent with that derived using other redshift-independent methods.
The solar neighborhood. XXXV. Distances to 1404 M dwarf systems...
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solar neighborhood. XXXV. Distances to 1404 M dwarf systems within 25 PC in the southern sky Winters, Jennifer G.; Jao, Wei-Chun; Dieterich, Sergio B., E-mail:...
Distance sampling and the challenge of monitoring butterfly populations
Shuker, David
Distance sampling and the challenge of monitoring butterfly populations Nick J. B. Isaac110 5DD, UK; 5 Institute for Environment, Sustainability and Regeneration, Mellor Building Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS) have been influential in informing our understanding of environmental change
TOWARD THE MINIMUM INNER EDGE DISTANCE OF THE HABITABLE ZONE
Zsom, Andras
We explore the minimum distance from a host star where an exoplanet could potentially be habitable in order not to discard close-in rocky exoplanets for follow-up observations. We find that the inner edge of the Habitable ...
Distance Learning and the WorldWide Web
Meyer, Albert R.
/Singapore Distance Learning Project Develop and teach three courses at National University of Singapore and Nanyang. Applied research and development: Support for continuing improvement in education. Daedalus, Fall 1998, p
A GPS Pseudorange Based Cooperative Vehicular Distance Measurement Technique
Yang, Daiqin
Accurate vehicular localization is important for various cooperative vehicle safety (CVS) applications such as collision avoidance, turning assistant, etc. In this paper, we propose a cooperative vehicular distance measurement ...
Authoring and Presentation Tools for Distance Learning over Interactive TV
Erdem, Cigdem Eroglu
questions into interactive exams, and a virtual teacher whose facial animation is automatically generated]: Multimedia Information Systems animations, evaluation/methodology, video. General Terms Management, Design, Human Factors. Keywords Distance education, interactive TV, set-top-box, multimedia presentation. 1
Upper bounds on minimum distance of nonbinary quantum stabilizer codes
Kumar, Santosh
2005-11-01
The most popular class of quantum error correcting codes is stabilizer codes. Binary quantum stabilizer codes have been well studied, and Calderbank, Rains, Shor and Sloane (July 1998) have constructed a table of upper bounds on the minimum distance...
Cepheid Variables in M33 and the Extragalactic Distance Scale
Bradshaw, Andrew K.
2010-01-16
, they can be used to determine distances to nearby galaxies and calibrate secondary distance indicators, such as type Ia supernovae. A detailed study of Cepheids in nearby galaxies is required in order to properly characterize their properties and variations... be related to other more fundamental quantities. The name ?variable star? can refer to a wide variety of objects, including supernovae, eclipsing binary stars, or even transiting planets. However, this thesis will be focused on a speci c type of variable star...
SBF Distances to Leo and Virgo using the HST
P. W. Morris; T. Shanks
1998-02-05
We have used archive HST WFPC2 data for three elliptical galaxies (NGC 3379 in the Leo I group, and NGC 4472 and NGC 4406 in the Virgo cluster) to determine their distances using the Surface Brightness Fluctuation (SBF) method as described by Tonry and Schneider (1988). A comparison of the HST results with the SBF distance moduli of Ciardullo et al (1993) shows significant disagreement and suggests that the r.m.s. error on these ground-based distance moduli is actually as large as +-0.25 mag. The agreement is only slightly improved when we compare our results with the HST and ground-based SBF distances from Ajhar et al (1997) and Tonry et al (1997); the comparison suggests that a lower limit on the error of the HST SBF distance moduli is +-0.17 mag. Overall, these results suggest that previously quoted measurement errors may underestimate the true error in SBF distance moduli by at least a factor of 2-3.
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Wang, Yun
2015-01-01
We explore the systematic uncertainties in dark energy constraints using the latest observational data from Type Ia Supernovae (SNe Ia), galaxy clustering, and cosmic microwave background anisotropy (CMB) data. We use the Joint Lightcurve Analysis (JLA) set of 740 SNe Ia, galaxy clustering measurements of H(z)s and D_A(z)/s (where s is the sound horizon at the drag epoch) from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) at z=0.35 (SDSS DR7) and z=0.57 (BOSS DR11), and the distance priors that we have derived from the 2015 Planck data (we present the mean values and covariance matrices required for using these). We find that omitting the BOSS DR11 measurement of H(z)s at z=0.57 leads to more concordant cosmological constraints, indicative of possible systematic uncertainties that affect the measurement of the line-of-sight galaxy clustering. We also find that flux-averaging of SNe Ia at z>= 0.5 gives significantly tighter constraints on dark energy; this can be due to the reduction in the distance measurement bias fro...
Distances to Galactic high-velocity clouds. Complex C
B. P. Wakker; D. G. York; J. C. Howk; J. C. Barentine; R. Wilhelm; R. F. Peletier; H. van Woerden; T. C. Beers; Z. Ivezic; P. Richter; U. J. Schwarz
2007-10-17
We report the first determination of a distance bracket for the high-velocity cloud (HVC) complex C. Combined with previous measurements showing that this cloud has a metallicity of 0.15 times solar, these results provide ample evidence that complex C traces the continuing accretion of intergalactic gas falling onto the Milky Way. Accounting for both neutral and ionized hydrogen as well as He, the distance bracket implies a mass of 3-14x10^6 M_sun, and the complex represents a mass inflow of 0.1-0.25 M_sun/yr. We base our distance bracket on the detection of CaII absorption in the spectrum of the blue horizontal branch star SDSS J120404.78+623345.6, in combination with a significant non-detection toward the BHB star BS 16034-0114. These results set a strong distance bracket of 3.7-11.2 kpc on the distance to complex C. A more weakly supported lower limit of 6.7 kpc may be derived from the spectrum of the BHB star BS 16079-0017.
Time-delay Cosmography: Increased Leverage with Angular Diameter Distances
Jee, Inh; Suyu, Sherry H; Huterer, Dragan
2015-01-01
Strong lensing time-delay systems constrain cosmological parameters via the so-called time-delay distance and the angular diameter distance to the lens. In previous studies, only the former information was used. In this paper, we show that the cosmological constraints improve significantly when the latter information is also included. Specifically, the angular diameter distance plays a crucial role in breaking the degeneracy between the curvature of the Universe and the time-varying equation of state of dark energy. Using a mock sample of 55 bright quadruple lens systems based on expectations for ongoing/future imaging surveys, we find that adding the angular diameter distance information to the time-delay distance information and the cosmic microwave background data of Planck improves the constraint on the constant equation of state by 30%, on the time variation in the equation of state by a factor of two, and on the Hubble constant in the flat $\\Lambda$CDM model by a factor of two. Therefore, previous forec...
Evidence against correlations between nuclear decay rates and Earth-Sun distance
Norman, Eric B.
2009-01-01
distance of the source to the Sun. This work was supportedNuclear Decay Rates and Earth-Sun Distance Eric B. Normanand 241 Am and the Earth-Sun distance. We find no evidence
How Pseudo-Boolean Programming can help Genome Rearrangement Distance Computation
Fertin, Guillaume
How Pseudo-Boolean Programming can help Genome Rearrangement Distance Computation S vialette@lri.fr Abstract. Computing genomic distances between whole genomes is a fundamental problem in comparative genomics. Recent researches have resulted in different genomic distance definitions: number
The Hubble Constant from the Fornax Cluster Distance
Tom Richtler; Georg Drenkhahn; Matias Gomez; Wilhelm Seggewiss
1999-05-17
Type Ia supernovae are the best cosmological standard candles available. The intrinsic scatter of their decline-rate- and colour-corrected peak brightnesses in the Hubble diagram is within observational error limits, corresponding to an uncertainty of only 3km/s/Mpc of the Hubble constant. Any additional uncertainty, resulting from peak-brightness calibration, must be kept small by measuring distances to nearby host galaxies most precisely. A number of different distance determinations of the Fornax cluster of galaxies agree well on a distance modulus of 31.35+-0.04mag (18.6+-0.3Mpc). This leads to accurate absolute magnitudes of the well-observed Fornax type Ia SNe SN1980N, SN1981D, and SN1992A and finally to a Hubble constant of H_0=72+-6km/s/Mpc.
Exploring the Graph of Graphs: Network Evolution and Centrality Distances
Pignolet, Yvonne Anne; Schmid, Stefan; Tredan, Gilles
2015-01-01
The topological structure of complex networks has fascinated researchers for several decades, and today we have a fairly good understanding of the types and reoccurring characteristics of many different complex networks. However, surprisingly little is known today about models to compare complex graphs, and quantitatively measure their similarity and dynamics. In the past a variety of node centralities, i.e., functions which assign values to nodes to represent their importance in the graph. Based on such centralities we propose a natural similarity measure for complex networks: the centrality distance $d_C$, the difference between two graphs with respect to a given node centrality $C$. Centrality distances can take the specific roles of the different nodes in the network into account, and have many interesting applications. As a case study, we investigate the evolution of networks with respect to centrality distances and their approximations based on closeness, betweenness, pagerank, clustering and degree cen...
Distance determinations to shield galaxies from Hubble space telescope imaging
McQuinn, Kristen B. W.; Skillman, Evan D. [Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, 116 Church Street, S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Cannon, John M.; Cave, Ian [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105 (United States); Dolphin, Andrew E. [Raytheon Company, 1151 E. Hermans Road, Tucson, AZ 85756 (United States); Salzer, John J. [Department of Astronomy, Indiana University, 727 East 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47405 (United States); Haynes, Martha P.; Adams, Elizabeth; Giovanelli, Riccardo [Center for Radiophysics and Space Research, Space Sciences Building, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 (United States); Elson, Ed C. [Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravity Centre (ACGC), Department of Astronomy, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701 (South Africa); Ott, Juërgen [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, P.O. Box O, 1003 Lopezville Road, Socorro, NM 87801 (United States); Saintonge, Amélie, E-mail: kmcquinn@astro.umn.edu [Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics, D-85741 Garching (Germany)
2014-04-10
The Survey of H I in Extremely Low-mass Dwarf (SHIELD) galaxies is an ongoing multi-wavelength program to characterize the gas, star formation, and evolution in gas-rich, very low-mass galaxies. The galaxies were selected from the first ?10% of the H I Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA (ALFALFA) survey based on their inferred low H I mass and low baryonic mass, and all systems have recent star formation. Thus, the SHIELD sample probes the faint end of the galaxy luminosity function for star-forming galaxies. Here, we measure the distances to the 12 SHIELD galaxies to be between 5 and 12 Mpc by applying the tip of the red giant method to the resolved stellar populations imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope. Based on these distances, the H I masses in the sample range from 4 × 10{sup 6} to 6 × 10{sup 7} M {sub ?}, with a median H I mass of 1 × 10{sup 7} M {sub ?}. The tip of the red giant branch distances are up to 73% farther than flow-model estimates in the ALFALFA catalog. Because of the relatively large uncertainties of flow-model distances, we are biased toward selecting galaxies from the ALFALFA catalog where the flow model underestimates the true distances. The measured distances allow for an assessment of the native environments around the sample members. Five of the galaxies are part of the NGC 672 and NGC 784 groups, which together constitute a single structure. One galaxy is part of a larger linear ensemble of nine systems that stretches 1.6 Mpc from end to end. Three galaxies reside in regions with 1-9 neighbors, and four galaxies are truly isolated with no known system identified within a radius of 1 Mpc.
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Model comparison for automatic characterization and classification of average ERPs using visual December 2008 Keywords: EEG ERP Attention P300 N200 Oddball Pattern recognition Linear discriminant responses from averaged event-related potentials (ERPs) along with identifying appropriate features
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Fact #715: February 20, 2012 The Average Age of Light Vehicles Continues to Rise
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The average age for cars and light trucks continues to rise as consumers hold onto their vehicles longer. Between 1995 and 2011, the average age for cars increased by 32% from 8.4 years to 11.1...
TIME-AVERAGING IN THE MARINE FOSSIL RECORD: OVERVIEW OF STRATEGIES AND
, PALEOECOLOGY, BENTHIC, MARINE, TIME-AVERAGING. Rl~SUM]~ - Le raisonnement pal~ontologique qui a conduit ~ la
A structural analysis of vehicle design responses to Corporate Average Fuel Economy policy
Michalek, Jeremy J.
A structural analysis of vehicle design responses to Corporate Average Fuel Economy policy Ching 2009 Accepted 29 August 2009 Keywords: Corporate Average Fuel Economy Energy policy Oligopolistic market Game theory Vehicle design a b s t r a c t The US Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE
Cliff B. Davis; Jacopo Buongiorno; Philip E. MacDonald
2003-09-01
The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory in investigating the feasibility of supercritical light water reactors for low-cost electric power production through a Nuclear Energy Research Initiative Project sponsored by the United State Department of Energy. The project is evaluating a variety of technical issues related to the fuel and reactor design, material corrosion, and safety characteristics. This paper presents the results of parametric calculations using the RELAP5 computer code to characterize the thermal-hydraulic response of supercritical reactors to transients initiated by loss-of-feedwater and turbine-trip events. The purpose of the calculations was to aid in the design of the safety systems by determining the time available for the safety systems to respond and their required capacities.
Brown, D. F.; Freeman, W. A.; Carhart, R. A.; Krumpolc, M.; Decision and Information Sciences; Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
2005-09-23
This report provides technical documentation for values in the Table of Initial Isolation and Protective Action Distances (PADs) in the 2004 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2004). The objective for choosing the PADs specified in the ERG2004 is to balance the need to adequately protect the public from exposure to potentially harmful substances against the risks and expenses that could result from overreacting to a spill. To quantify this balance, a statistical approach is adopted, whereby the best available information is used to conduct an accident scenario analysis and develop a set of up to 1,000,000 hypothetical incidents. The set accounts for differences in containers types, incident types, accident severity (i.e., amounts released), locations, times of day, times of year, and meteorological conditions. Each scenario is analyzed using detailed emission rate and atmospheric dispersion models to calculate the downwind chemical concentrations from which a 'safe distance' is determined. The safe distance is defined as the distance downwind from the source at which the chemical concentration falls below health protection criteria. The American Industrial Hygiene Association's Emergency Response Planning Guideline Level 2 (ERPG-2) or equivalent is the health criteria used. The statistical sample of safe distance values for all incidents considered in the analysis are separated into four categories: small spill/daytime release, small spill/nighttime release, large spill/daytime release, and large spill/nighttime release. The 90th-percentile safe distance values for each of these groups became the PADs that appear in the ERG2004.
Online Distance Recovery for a Sewer Inspection Robot Marina Kolesnik
Kolesnik, Marina
Online Distance Recovery for a Sewer Inspection Robot Marina Kolesnik Institute for Autonomous computation based on images taken in a sewer by a robot-inspector is presented. Modern concrete sewers provide regular marks on the sewer images and can be used for their 3-D interpretation. After each robot
On the White Dwarf distances to Galactic Globular Clusters
M. Salaris; S. Cassisi; E. Garcia-Berro; J. Isern; S. Torres
2001-03-20
We analyze in detail various possible sources of systematic errors on the distances of globular clusters derived by fitting a local template DA white dwarf sequence to the cluster counterpart (the so-called WD-fitting technique). We find that the unknown thickness of the hydrogen layer of white dwarfs in clusters plays a non negligible role. For reasonable assumptions - supported by the few sparse available observational constraints - about the unknown mass and thickness of the hydrogen layer for the cluster white dwarfs, a realistic estimate of the systematic error on the distance is within +-0.10 mag. However, particular combinations of white dwarf masses and envelope thicknesses - which at present cannot be excluded a priori - could produce larger errors. Contamination of the cluster DA sequence by non-DA white dwarfs introduces a very small systematic error of about -0.03 mag in the Mv/(V-I) plane, but in the Mv/(B-V) plane the systematic error amounts to ~ +0.20 mag. Contamination by white dwarfs with helium cores should not influence appreciably the WD-fitting distances. Finally, we obtain a derivative D((m-M)v)/D(E(B-V))~ -5.5 for the WD-fitting distances, which is very similar to the dependence found when using the Main Sequence fitting technique.
Defense from a distance ORNL robotics sensors detect underwater
SCIENCE Defense from a distance ORNL robotics sensors detect underwater explosive ordnance Modern of the future are not human oriented, but robotics oriented. For robots to perform their mission of safety at the forefront of robotics design, these are the droids we are looking for. Dylan Platz Karnowski analyzes
GIS IN LAND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Distance Education Section
Ma, Lena
1 GIS IN LAND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SWS 5721C Distance Education Section [GIS: Geographic Information, reading material, library of GIS video clips, and GIS resources) Email and discussion board are used communication): Chat sessions: Thursday 8-9 p.m. US Eastern Time. A virtual computer lab is used for GIS
The breakpoint distance for signed sequences (extended abstract)
Chauve, Cedric
of reversals, insertion and deletion between two genomes, G and H with possibly multiple genes from the same the evolutionary distance between genomes in terms of gene order rearrangements has been intensively studied, from in comparative genomics [2]. From an algorithmic point, it can roughly be de#12;ned as follows: given a set
Detecting VoIP Floods Using the Hellinger Distance
Wang, Haining
Detecting VoIP Floods Using the Hellinger Distance Hemant Sengar, Student Member, IEEE, Haining running over the TCP/IP suite, it is susceptible to flooding attacks. If flooded, as a time. Because multiple protocols are involved in a VoIP service and most of them are susceptible to flooding
Topographic Distance Functions for Interpolation of Meteorological Data
Hamann, Bernd
Topographic Distance Functions for Interpolation of Meteorological Data Burkhard Lehner1 , Georg evapotranspiration ET0. It is usually estimated from other meteorological quantities measured at weather stations for agricultural and urban needs. Also for setting up a land use plan it can be a base for decisions. One important
75Radiation Dose and Distance This iconic photo was
on March 15, a few days after the Japan 2011 earthquake, which caused severe damage to the Fukushima Press/Kyodo News) The devastating Japan 2011 earthquake damaged the nuclear reactors in Fukushima, which: Date Distance (km) Location Dose Rate (microSeiverts/hr) March 15 1 km Fukushima #2 plant 8,200 March
Weighted Distance Weighted Discrimination and its Asymptotic Properties
Zhang, Hao "Helen"
and Phrases: Fisher consistency; High-dimensional, low-sample size data; Linear discrimination; Non-standard Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 4 School The Support Vector Machine (SVM) (Vapnik 1995) is a powerful classification tool. Distance Weighted
Computing the minimal distance of cyclic codes Jose Felipe Voloch
Voloch, Felipe
, 0 r r and compute a table of all codewords with exactly r nonzero coordinates among its first k below. Chen produced a table of the minimal distances of binary cyclic codes of length at most 65 which shift of c with exactly r nonzero coordinates among its first k coordinates. See [CS, lemma 1
THE FIRST ACCURATE PARALLAX DISTANCE TO A BLACK HOLE
Miller-Jones, J. C. A.
Using astrometric VLBI observations, we have determined the parallax of the black hole X-ray binary V404 Cyg to be 0.418 [plus or minus sign] 0.024 mas, corresponding to a distance of 2.39 [plus or minus sign] 0.14 kpc, ...
TRIUMAH 2012 RESULTS MALES BY AGE * distance measured in miles
Thomas, David D.
TRIUMAH 2012 RESULTS MALES BY AGE * distance measured in miles Last Name First Name Swim Bike Run+ Ferber Warren 0.364 7.390 2.300 10.054 50+ Luther Richard 0.500 6.900 2.420 9.820 Ages Other Strom Thad 0
Free Energy Surfaces from Single-Distance Information Philipp Schuetz,
Caflisch, Amedeo
Free Energy Surfaces from Single-Distance Information Philipp Schuetz, Rene´ Wuttke, Benjamin We propose a network-based method for determining basins and barriers of complex free energy surfaces for the iterative determination of individual basins by the minimum-cut-based free energy profile, a barrier
Distance Estimation Using Bidirectional Communications Without Synchronous Clocking
Sethares, William A.
Estimation via Asynchronous Clocks (DEVAC) and (2) Distance Estimation via Asynchronous Phase Shift (DEVAPS a reply that acts analogously to the return of the radar. The DEVAPS method operates analogously and frequency accuracy are computed to show the limits of performance with the DEVAPS method. The analytical
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
Of mice and men: Algorithms for evolutionary distances
Kececioglu, John
Of mice and men: Algorithms for evolutionary distances between genomes with translocation \\Lambda is combinatorial algorithms for genome rearÂ rangement. In the course of its evolution, the genome of an organism is to determine the minimum number of such events that transform one genome to another. This number is called
On the Impact of Cepheid Outliers on the Distance Ladder
Becker, M R; Rozo, E; Marshall, P; Rykoff, E S
2015-01-01
Recent work by Efstathiou (2014) highlighted the importance of outliers in the period-luminosity (PL) relation of Cepheid data on the distance ladder. We present a statistical framework designed to address this difficulty, and apply it to the Cepheid data from the Milky Way (MW), the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), and the Riess et al. (2011) (hereafter R11) dataset. We consider two possible models of the outlier population in the R11 Cepheid dataset. One of these models exhibits tension between the PL relation of the R11 cepheids and the MW+LMC cepheids, while the other does not. We extend our models to adequately account for tension between the cepheid data sets when appropriate. Our outlier treatment has a significant impact on the distance scales to Supernovae hosts with Cepheid distances, increasing the uncertainty in these distances by a median factor of ~30%. We further find that our Cepheid outlier treatment translates into a modest, but non-negligible increase in the statistical uncertainty of H0, addi...
Detecting Anomalies in Unmanned Vehicles Using the Mahalanobis Distance
Kaminka, Gal A.
the vehicles deviations from nominal behavior. I. INTRODUCTION Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and UnmannedDetecting Anomalies in Unmanned Vehicles Using the Mahalanobis Distance Raz Lin, Eliyahu Khalastchi 52900 {linraz,galk}@cs.biu.ac.il Abstract-- The use of unmanned autonomous vehicles is becoming more
Modelling long-distance seed dispersal in heterogeneous landscapes.
Levey, Douglas, J.; Tewlsbury, Joshua, J.; Bolker, Benjamin, M.
2008-01-01
1. Long-distance seed dispersal is difficult to measure, yet key to understanding plant population dynamics and community composition. 2. We used a spatially explicit model to predict the distribution of seeds dispersed long distances by birds into habitat patches of different shapes. All patches were the same type of habitat and size, but varied in shape. They occurred in eight experimental landscapes, each with five patches of four different shapes, 150 m apart in a matrix of mature forest. The model was parameterized with smallscale movement data collected from field observations of birds. In a previous study we validated the model by testing its predictions against observed patterns of seed dispersal in real landscapes with the same types and spatial configuration of patches as in the model. 3. Here we apply the model more broadly, examining how patch shape influences the probability of seed deposition by birds into patches, how dispersal kernels (distributions of dispersal distances) vary with patch shape and starting location, and how movement of seeds between patches is affected by patch shape. 4. The model predicts that patches with corridors or other narrow extensions receive higher numbers of seeds than patches without corridors or extensions. This pattern is explained by edgefollowing behaviour of birds. Dispersal distances are generally shorter in heterogeneous landscapes (containing patchy habitat) than in homogeneous landscapes, suggesting that patches divert the movement of seed dispersers, ‘holding’ them long enough to increase the probability of seed defecation in the patches. Dispersal kernels for seeds in homogeneous landscapes were smooth, whereas those in heterogenous landscapes were irregular. In both cases, long-distance (> 150 m) dispersal was surprisingly common, usually comprising approximately 50% of all dispersal events. 5. Synthesis . Landscape heterogeneity has a large influence on patterns of long-distance seed dispersal. Our results suggest that long-distance dispersal events can be predicted using spatially explicit modelling to scale-up local movements, placing them in a landscape context. Similar techniques are commonly used by landscape ecologists to model other types of movement; they offer much promise to the study of seed dispersal.
A New Resource for College Distance Education Astronomy Laboratory Exercises
Vogt, Nicole P; Muise, Amy Smith
2015-01-01
This article introduces a set of distance education astronomy laboratory exercises for use by college students and instructors and discuss first usage results. This General Astronomy Education Source (GEAS) exercise set contains eight two-week projects designed to guide students through both core content and mathematical applications of general astronomy material. Projects are divided between hands-on activities and computer-aided analyses of modern astronomical data. The suite of online resources includes student and instructor guides, laboratory report templates, learning objectives, video tutorials, plotting tools, and web-based applications that allow students to analyze both images and spectra of astronomical objects. A pilot usage study indicates that distance learners using these materials perform as well or better than a comparison cohort of on-campus students. We are actively seeking collaborators to use these resources in astronomy courses and other educational venues.
Distance Priors from \\emph{Planck} 2015 data
Qing-Guo Huang; Ke Wang; Sai Wang
2015-09-03
We update the distance priors by adopting $Planck~ \\textrm{TT,TE,EE}+\\textrm{lowP}$ data released in 2015, and our results impose at least $30\\%$ tighter constraints than those from $Planck~ \\textrm{TT}+\\textrm{lowP}$. Combining the distance priors with the combination of supernova Union~2.1 compilation of 580 SNe (Union~2.1) and low redshift Baryon Acoustic Oscillation (BAO) data, we constrain the cosmological parameters in the freely binned dark energy (FBDE) and FBDE$+\\Omega_k$ models respectively, and find that the equations of state of dark energy in both models are consistent with $w=-1$. Furthermore, we show that the tension with the BAO data at $z=2.34$ from Ly$\\alpha$ forest (Ly$\\alpha$F) auto-correlation and Combined Ly$\\alpha$F cannot be relaxed in the FBDE and FBDE$+\\Omega_k$ models.
Gromov-Hausdorff Distance for Quantum Metric Spaces
Marc A. Rieffel
2003-02-20
By a quantum metric space we mean a C^*-algebra (or more generally an order-unit space) equipped with a generalization of the Lipschitz seminorm on functions which is defined by an ordinary metric. We develop for compact quantum metric spaces a version of Gromov-Hausdorff distance. We show that the basic theorems of the classical theory have natural quantum analogues. Our main example involves the quantum tori, $A_{\\th}$. We show, for consistently defined ``metrics'', that if a sequence $\\{\\th_n\\}$ of parameters converges to a parameter $\\th$, then the sequence $\\{A_{\\th_n}\\}$ of quantum tori converges in quantum Gromov-Hausdorff distance to $A_{\\th}$.
A characterization of Q-polynomial distance-regular graphs
Jurisic, Aleksandar; Zitnik, Arjana
2009-01-01
We obtain the following characterization of $Q$-polynomial distance-regular graphs. Let $\\G$ denote a distance-regular graph with diameter $d\\ge 3$. Let $E$ denote a minimal idempotent of $\\G$ which is not the trivial idempotent $E_0$. Let $\\{\\theta_i^*\\}_{i=0}^d$ denote the dual eigenvalue sequence for $E$. We show that $E$ is $Q$-polynomial if and only if (i) the entry-wise product $E \\circ E$ is a linear combination of $E_0$, $E$, and at most one other minimal idempotent of $\\G$; (ii) there exists a complex scalar $\\beta$ such that $\\theta^*_{i-1}-\\beta \\theta^*_i + \\theta^*_{i+1}$ is independent of $i$ for $1 \\le i \\le d-1$; (iii) $\\theta^*_i \
Scanning optical microscope with long working distance objective
Cloutier, Sylvain G. (Newark, DE)
2010-10-19
A scanning optical microscope, including: a light source to generate a beam of probe light; collimation optics to substantially collimate the probe beam; a probe-result beamsplitter; a long working-distance, infinity-corrected objective; scanning means to scan a beam spot of the focused probe beam on or within a sample; relay optics; and a detector. The collimation optics are disposed in the probe beam. The probe-result beamsplitter is arranged in the optical paths of the probe beam and the resultant light from the sample. The beamsplitter reflects the probe beam into the objective and transmits resultant light. The long working-distance, infinity-corrected objective is also arranged in the optical paths of the probe beam and the resultant light. It focuses the reflected probe beam onto the sample, and collects and substantially collimates the resultant light. The relay optics are arranged to relay the transmitted resultant light from the beamsplitter to the detector.
Light deflection in Weyl gravity: critical distances for photon paths
S. Pireaux
2004-03-16
The Weyl gravity appears to be a very peculiar theory. The contribution of the Weyl linear parameter to the effective geodesic potential is opposite for massive and nonmassive geodesics. However, photon geodesics do not depend on the unknown conformal factor, unlike massive geodesics. Hence light deflection offers an interesting test of the Weyl theory. In order to investigate light deflection in the setting of Weyl gravity, we first distinguish between a weak field and a strong field approximation. Indeed, the Weyl gravity does not turn off asymptotically and becomes even stronger at larger distances. We then take full advantage of the conformal invariance of the photon effective potential to provide the key radial distances in Weyl gravity. According to those, we analyze the weak and strong field regime for light deflection. We further show some amazing features of the Weyl theory in the strong regime.
Electrical probe diagnostics for the laminar flame quenching distance
Karrer, Maxime; Makarov, Maxime; Bellenoue, Marc; Labuda, Sergei; Sotton, Julien
2010-02-15
A simplified theory, previously developed for the general case of weakly ionized gas flow, is used to predict electrical probe response when the flame is quenched on the probe surface. This theory is based on the planar model of space charge sheaths around the measuring electrode. For the flame quenching case, by assuming that the sheath thickness is comparable with the thermal boundary layer thickness, probe current can be related to flame quenching distance. The theoretical assumptions made to obtain the analytical formulation of probe current were experimentally proved by using direct visualization and high-frequency PIV. The direct visualization method was also used to validate the results of flame quenching distance values obtained with electrical probe. The electrical probe diagnostics have been verified for both head-on and sidewall flame quenching regimes and for stoichiometric methane/air and propane/air mixtures in a pressure range of 0.05-0.6 MPa. (author)
Distance-redshift relations in an anisotropic cosmological model
Menezes, R. S. Jr. [Instituto Federal da Bahia, Salvador, BA (Brazil); Pigozzo, C.; Carneiro, S., E-mail: rsmjr@ifba.edu.br, E-mail: cpigozzo@ufba.br, E-mail: saulo.carneiro.ufba@gmail.com [Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)
2013-03-01
In this paper we study an anisotropic model generated from a particular Bianchi type-III metric, which is a generalization of Gödel's metric and an exact solution of Einstein's field equations. We analyse type Ia supernova data, namely the SDSS sample calibrated with the MLCS2k2 fitter, and we verify in which ranges of distances and redshifts the anisotropy could be observed. We also consider, in a joint analysis, the position of the first peak in the CMB anisotropy spectrum, as well as current observational constraints on the Hubble constant. We conclude that a small anisotropy is permitted by the data, and that more accurate measurements of supernova distances above z = 2 might indicate the existence of such anisotropy in the universe.
Evaluating a Master's Degree Program via Distance Education
Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Kemp, Janie; Treviñ o, Polly; Tong, Fuhui; Castillo, Raymond
2010-10-22
-1 Evaluating a Master?s Degree Program via Distance Education Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio Janie Kemp Polly Trevi?o Fuhui Tong Raymond Castillo TTVN Conference Galveston, TX January 18, 2006 Texas A&M University Bilingual Education Program Dept... and High School Levels Online Program Texas A&M University Bilingual Education Programs ? Undergraduate Program ? Currently 105 undergraduate students working toward teaching degree and certification in Bil/ESL ? Master?s Program ? First Master?s...
Time, Distance, Velocity, Redshift: a personal guided tour
T. Kiang
2003-08-01
An attempt to answer the question 'Can we observe galaxies that recede faster than light ?' led to a re-examination of the notions of time, distance, velocity and redshift as they occur in newtonian physics, special relativity, general relativity and cosmology. A number of misconceptions were uncovered. It was found that, once freed of special relativity preconceptions, the above question is easily and unequivocally answered
AN IMPROVED METHOD TO TEST THE DISTANCE-DUALITY RELATION
Yang, Xi; Yu, Hao-Ran; Zhang, Tong-Jie [Department of Astronomy, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China)] [Department of Astronomy, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China); Zhang, Zhi-Song, E-mail: tjzhang@bnu.edu.cn [Department of Aerospace Engineering, School of Astronautics, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Harbin Heilongjiang 150001 (China)] [Department of Aerospace Engineering, School of Astronautics, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Harbin Heilongjiang 150001 (China)
2013-11-10
Many researchers have performed cosmological-model-independent tests for the distance-duality (DD) relation. Theoretical work has been conducted based on the results of these tests. However, we find that almost all of these tests were perhaps not cosmological-model-independent after all, because the distance moduli taken from a given type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) compilation are dependent on a given cosmological model and Hubble constant. In this Letter, we overcome these defects and by creating a new cosmological-model-independent test for the DD relation. We use the original data from the Union2 SNe Ia compilation and the angular diameter distances from two galaxy cluster samples compiled by De Filippis et al. and Bonamente et al. to test the DD relation. Our results suggest that the DD relation is compatible with observations, and the spherical model is slightly better than the elliptical model at describing the intrinsic shape of galaxy clusters if the DD relation is valid. However, these results are different from those of previous work.
A short working distance multiple crystal x-ray spectrometer
Dickinson, B.; Seidler, G. T.; Webb, Z. W.; Bradley, J. A.; Nagle, K. P. [Department of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States); Heald, S. M. [Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratories, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Gordon, R. A. [Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6 (Canada); Chou, I. M. [U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia 20192 (United States)
2008-12-15
For x-ray spot sizes of a few tens of microns or smaller, a millimeter-sized flat analyzer crystal placed {approx}1 cm from the sample will exhibit high energy resolution while subtending a collection solid angle comparable to that of a typical spherically bent crystal analyzer (SBCA) at much larger working distances. Based on this observation and a nonfocusing geometry for the analyzer optic, we have constructed and tested a short working distance (SWD) multicrystal x-ray spectrometer. This prototype instrument has a maximum effective collection solid angle of 0.14 sr, comparable to that of 17 SBCA at 1 m working distance. We find good agreement with prior work for measurements of the Mn K{beta} x-ray emission and resonant inelastic x-ray scattering for MnO, and also for measurements of the x-ray absorption near-edge structure for Dy metal using L{alpha}{sub 2} partial-fluorescence yield detection. We discuss future applications at third- and fourth-generation light sources. For concentrated samples, the extremely large collection angle of SWD spectrometers will permit collection of high-resolution x-ray emission spectra with a single pulse of the Linac Coherent Light Source. The range of applications of SWD spectrometers and traditional multi-SBCA instruments has some overlap, but also is significantly complementary.
Time-averaged quantum dynamics and the validity of the effective...
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develop a technique for finding the dynamical evolution in time of an averaged density matrix. The result is an equation of evolution that includes an effective Hamiltonian, as...
Heat-flux measurements for the rotor of a full-stage turbine: Part I - Time-averaged results
Dunn, M.G.
1986-07-01
This paper describes time-average heat-flux distributions obtained for the blade of a Garrett TFE 731-2 hp full stage rotating turbine. Blade measurements were obtained both with and without injection. The injected gas was supplied from a separate reservoir and was directed into the turbine gas path via nozzle guide vane (NGV) pressure surface slots located at approximately 63 percent of the wetted distance. Blade heat-flux measurements were performed fro two different injection gas temperatures, T/sub c/T/sub o/ = 0.53 and T/sub c/T/sub o/ - 0.82. A shock tube is used as a short-duration source of heated air to which the turbine is subjected and thin-film gages are used to obtain the heat-flux measurements. Results are presented along the blade in the flow direction at 10, 50, and 90 percent span for both the pressure and suction surfaces. A sufficient number of measurements were obtained to also present spanwise distributions. At approximately the 50 percent span location, two contoured inserts containing closely spaced gages were installed in the blade so that the leading-edge region distribution could be resolved in detail. The blade results are compared with predictions obtained using a flat-plate technique and with predictions obtained using a version of STAN 5.
DISTRIBUTED POSE AVERAGING IN CAMERA NETWORKS VIA CONSENSUS ON SE(3) Roberto Tron, Rene Vidal
DISTRIBUTED POSE AVERAGING IN CAMERA NETWORKS VIA CONSENSUS ON SE(3) Roberto Tron, Ren´e Vidal distributed algorithms for esti- mating the average pose of an object viewed by a localized network of camera networks; pose estimation; consensus; optimization on manifolds. 1. INTRODUCTION Recent hardware
Pipeline for the Creation of Surface-based Averaged Brain Atlases
Menzel, Randolf - Institut für Biologie
Pipeline for the Creation of Surface-based Averaged Brain Atlases Anja Kuß Hans-Christian Hege from different image modalities and experiments. In this paper we describe a standardized pipeline of individuals. The pipeline consists of the major steps imaging and preprocessing, segmentation, averaging
Measuring second-order time-average pressure B. L. Smith and G. W. Swift
Smith, Barton L.
, 43.25.Zx, 43.25.Gf MFH I. INTRODUCTION In thermoacoustic engines and refrigerators, streaming can , generate both harmonics such as p2,2 and time- averaged phenomena such as streaming and the time- averaged and p1 . The nature and magnitude of p2,0 have generated activity and controversy in the acoustics
A comparison of spatial averaging and Cadzow's method for array wavenumber estimation
Harris, D.B.; Clark, G.A.
1989-10-31
We are concerned with resolving superimposed, correlated seismic waves with small-aperture arrays. The limited time-bandwidth product of transient seismic signals complicates the task. We examine the use of MUSIC and Cadzow's ML estimator with and without subarray averaging for resolution potential. A case study with real data favors the MUSIC algorithm and a multiple event covariance averaging scheme.
Cao, Wenwu
Allowed mesoscopic point group symmetries in domain average engineering of perovskite ferroelectric average engineering in proper ferroelectric systems arising from the cubic Pm3¯m symmetry perovskite4 Both solid solution systems have a perovskite structure. Poling along one of the pseudocubic axes
A Structural Analysis of Vehicle Design Responses to Corporate Average Fuel Economy Policy
Michalek, Jeremy J.
09-0588 A Structural Analysis of Vehicle Design Responses to Corporate Average Fuel Economy Policy, Michalek, and Hendrickson 1 ABSTRACT The U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations, which aim fuel economy; Energy policy; Oligopolistic market; Mixed logit #12;Shiau, Michalek, and Hendrickson 2 1
Surface-based display of volume-averaged cerebellar imaging data Jrn Diedrichsen & Ewa Zotow
Diedrichsen, Jörn
Surface-based display of volume-averaged cerebellar imaging data Jörn Diedrichsen & Ewa Zotow representation of the cerebellum as a visualization tool for volume-averaged cerebellar data. Volume-based) Data projected onto a surface- based representation based on a single anatomy [2] displays single
ON THE SELF-AVERAGING OF WAVE ENERGY IN RANDOM GUILLAUME BAL
Bal, Guillaume
ON THE SELF-AVERAGING OF WAVE ENERGY IN RANDOM MEDIA GUILLAUME BAL Abstract. We consider the stabilization (self-averaging) and destabilization of the energy of waves propagating in random media transport equations for arbitrary statistical moments of the wave field is used to show that wave energy
Statewide average major timber product prices started the year on a decline except
Statewide average major timber product prices started the year on a decline except for a slight rise in hardwood pulpwood price. Pine sawlog price continued to fall during the January/February 2008 period. State- wide pine sawlog averaged $35.20/ton, the lowest price since January 2006. This was a 5
Timber prices remained sluggish during May/June 2009. Statewide average stump-
Timber prices remained sluggish during May/June 2009. Statewide average stump- age prices of all on hous- ing starts and lumber prices nationally at the end of the period. Statewide pine sawlog prices. The average pine sawlog price was $20.41 per ton for Northeast Texas and $22.60 per ton for Southeast Texas
Reaction-time binning: A simple method for increasing the resolving power of ERP averages
Poli, Riccardo
Reaction-time binning: A simple method for increasing the resolving power of ERP averages RICCARDO-locked, response-locked, and ERP-locked averaging are effective methods for reducing artifacts in ERP analysis. However, they suffer from a magnifying-glass effect: they increase the resolution of specific ERPs
Ordinary kriging for on-demand average wind interpolation of in-situ wind sensor data
Middleton, Stuart E.
1 Ordinary kriging for on-demand average wind interpolation of in-situ wind sensor data Zlatko comes from wind in-situ observation stations in an area approximately 200km by 125km. We provide on-demand average wind interpolation maps. These spatial estimates can then be compared with the results of other
Tradeoffs and Average-Case Equilibria in Selfish Routing Martin Hoefer
Reiterer, Harald
the expected price of anarchy of the game for various social cost functions. For total latency social cost cost in polyno- mial time. Furthermore, our analyses of the expected prices are average-case analyses, 2007 Abstract We consider the price of selfish routing in terms of tradeoffs and from an average
A spatiotemporal auto-regressive moving average model for solar radiation
Glasbey, Chris
A spatiotemporal auto-regressive moving average model for solar radiation C.A. Glasbey and D 1). Solar radiation, averaged over ten minute intervals, was recorded at each site for two years otherwise there are too many parameters to be estimated. As we wish to simulate solar radiation on a network
High speed, long distance, data transmission multiplexing circuit
Mariotti, Razvan (Boulder, CO)
1991-01-01
A high speed serial data transmission multiplexing circuit, which is operable to accurately transmit data over long distances (up to 3 Km), and to multiplex, select and continuously display real time analog signals in a bandwidth from DC to 100 Khz. The circuit is made fault tolerant by use of a programmable flywheel algorithm, which enables the circuit to tolerate one transmission error before losing synchronization of the transmitted frames of data. A method of encoding and framing captured and transmitted data is used which has a low overhead and prevents some particular transmitted data patterns from locking an included detector/decoder circuit.
Large Distance Continuous Variables Communication with Concatenated Swaps
Muhammad Asjad; Stefano Zippilli; Paolo Tombesi; David Vitali
2015-04-01
The radiation-pressure interaction between electromagnetic fields and mechanical resonators can be used to efficiently entangle two light fields which couple to a single mechanical mode. We analyze the performance of this process under realistic optomechanical conditions, and we determine the effectiveness of the resulting entanglement as a resource for quantum teleportation of continuous-variable light signals, over large distances, mediated by concatenated swap operations. We study the sensitiveness of the protocol to the quality factor of the mechanical systems, and its performance in non-ideal situations in which losses and reduced detection efficiencies are taken into account.
Gamma ray burst distances and the timescape cosmology
Peter R. Smale
2011-08-22
Gamma ray bursts can potentially be used as distance indicators, providing the possibility of extending the Hubble diagram to redshifts ~7. Here we follow the analysis of Schaefer (2007), with the aim of distinguishing the timescape cosmological model from the \\LambdaCDM model by means of the additional leverage provided by GRBs in the range 2 < z < 7. We find that the timescape model fits the GRB sample slightly better than the \\LambdaCDM model, but that the systematic uncertainties are still too little understood to distinguish the models.
Validating time-distance helioseismology with realistic quiet-sun simulations
DeGrave, K.; Jackiewicz, J.; Rempel, M. E-mail: jasonj@nmsu.edu
2014-06-20
Linear time-distance helioseismic inversions are carried out for vector flow velocities using travel times measured from two ?100{sup 2} Mm{sup 2} × 20 Mm realistic magnetohydrodynamic quiet-Sun simulations of about 20 hr. The goal is to test current seismic methods on these state-of-the-art simulations. Using recent three-dimensional inversion schemes, we find that inverted horizontal flow maps correlate well with the simulations in the upper ?3 Mm of the domains for several filtering schemes, including phase-speed, ridge, and combined phase-speed and ridge measurements. In several cases, however, the velocity amplitudes from the inversions severely underestimate those of the simulations, possibly indicating nonlinearity of the forward problem. We also find that, while near-surface inversions of the vertical velocities are best using phase-speed filters, in almost all other example cases these flows are irretrievable due to noise, suggesting a need for statistical averaging to obtain better inferences.
The effect of weak lensing on distance estimates from supernovae
Smith, Mathew; Maartens, Roy [Department of Physics, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town 7535 (South Africa); Bacon, David J.; Nichol, Robert C.; Campbell, Heather; D'Andrea, Chris B. [Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 3FX (United Kingdom); Clarkson, Chris [Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravity Centre (ACGC), Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701 (South Africa); Bassett, Bruce A. [South African Astronomical Observatory, P.O. Box 9, Observatory 7935 (South Africa); Cinabro, David [Wayne State University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Detroit, MI 48202 (United States); Finley, David A.; Frieman, Joshua A. [Center for Particle Astrophysics, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, P.O. Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510 (United States); Galbany, Lluis [CENTRA Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofísica, Instituto Superior Técnico, Av. Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisbon (Portugal); Garnavich, Peter M. [Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (United States); Olmstead, Matthew D. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 (United States); Schneider, Donald P. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Shapiro, Charles [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91109 (United States); Sollerman, Jesper, E-mail: matsmith2@gmail.com [The Oskar Klein Centre, Department of Astronomy, AlbaNova, SE-106 91 Stockholm (Sweden)
2014-01-01
Using a sample of 608 Type Ia supernovae from the SDSS-II and BOSS surveys, combined with a sample of foreground galaxies from SDSS-II, we estimate the weak lensing convergence for each supernova line of sight. We find that the correlation between this measurement and the Hubble residuals is consistent with the prediction from lensing (at a significance of 1.7?). Strong correlations are also found between the residuals and supernova nuisance parameters after a linear correction is applied. When these other correlations are taken into account, the lensing signal is detected at 1.4?. We show, for the first time, that distance estimates from supernovae can be improved when lensing is incorporated, by including a new parameter in the SALT2 methodology for determining distance moduli. The recovered value of the new parameter is consistent with the lensing prediction. Using cosmic microwave background data from WMAP7, H {sub 0} data from Hubble Space Telescope and Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Baryon acoustic oscillations measurements, we find the best-fit value of the new lensing parameter and show that the central values and uncertainties on ? {sub m} and w are unaffected. The lensing of supernovae, while only seen at marginal significance in this low-redshift sample, will be of vital importance for the next generation of surveys, such as DES and LSST, which will be systematics-dominated.
V838 Mon: light echo evolution and distance estimate
Lisa A. Crause; Warrick A. Lawson; John W. Menzies; Fred Marang
2005-01-22
Following its 2002 February eruption, V838 Mon developed a light echo that continues to expand and evolve as light from the outburst scatters off progressively more distant circumstellar and/or interstellar material. Multi-filter images of the light echo, obtained with the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) 1.0-m telescope between 2002 May and 2004 December, are analysed and made available electronically. The expansion of the light echo is measured from the images and the data compared with models for scattering by a thin sheet and a thin shell of dust. From these model results we infer that the dust is likely in the form of a thin sheet distant from the star, suggesting that the material is of interstellar origin, rather than being from earlier stages in the star's evolution. Although the fit is uncertain, we derive a stellar distance of ~ 9 kpc and a star-dust distance of ~ 5 pc, in good agreement with recent results reported from other methods. We also present JHKL and Cousins UBVRI photometry obtained at the SAAO during the star's second, third and fourth observing seasons post-outburst. These data show complex infrared colour behaviour while V838 Mon is slowly brightening in the optical.
Nonlinear, noniterative, single-distance phase retrieval and developmental biology
Moosmann, Julian; Altapova, Venera; Haenschke, Daniel; Hofmann, Ralf; Baumbach, Tilo
2012-05-17
For coherent X-ray imaging, based on phase contrast through free-space Fresnel propagation, we discuss two noniterative, nonlinear approaches to the phase-retrieval problem from a single-distance intensity map of a pure-phase object. On one hand, a perturbative set-up is proposed where nonlinear corrections to the linearized transport-of-intensity situation are expanded in powers of the object-detector distance z and are evaluated in terms of the linear estimate. On the other hand, a nonperturbative projection algorithm, which is based on the (linear and local) contrast-transfer function (CTF), works with an effective phase in Fourier space. This effective phase obeys a modified CTF relation between intensity contrast at z > 0 and phase contrast at z= 0: Unphysical singularities of the local CTF model are cut off to yield 'quasiparticles' in analogy to the theory of the Fermi liquid. By identifying the positions of the zeros of the Fourier transformed intensity contrast as order parameters for the dynamical breaking of scaling symmetry we investigate the phase structure of the forward-propagation problem when interpreted as a statistical system. Results justify the quasiparticle approach for a wide range of intermediary phase variations. The latter algorithm is applied to data from biological samples recorded at the beamlines TopoTomo and ID19 at ANKA and ESRF, respectively.
Impact of receptor-ligand distance on adhesion cluster stability
T. Erdmann; U. S. Schwarz
2007-07-16
Cells in multicellular organisms adhere to the extracellular matrix through two-dimensional clusters spanning a size range from very few to thousands of adhesion bonds. For many common receptor-ligand systems, the ligands are tethered to a surface via polymeric spacers with finite binding range, thus adhesion cluster stability crucially depends on receptor-ligand distance. We introduce a one-step master equation which incorporates the effect of cooperative binding through a finite number of polymeric ligand tethers. We also derive Fokker-Planck and mean field equations as continuum limits of the master equation. Polymers are modeled either as harmonic springs or as worm-like chains. In both cases, we find bistability between bound and unbound states for intermediate values of receptor-ligand distance and calculate the corresponding switching times. For small cluster sizes, stochastic effects destabilize the clusters at large separation, as shown by a detailed analysis of the stochastic potential resulting from the Fokker-Planck equation.
Choosing good distance metrics and local planners for probabilistic roadmap motion planning methods
Bayazit, Osman Burchan
1998-01-01
This thesis presents a comparative evaluation of different distance metrics and local planners within the context of probabilistic roadmap methods for motion planning. Both C-space and Workspace distance metrics and local planners are considered...
The Perception and Cognition of Environmental Distance: Direct Sources of Information"
Montello, Daniel R.
efficiently (time, money, food). Clearly, knowledge of distances in the environment "affects the decision reflect the human desire to minimize functional distance (Deutsch and Isard 1961; Golledge and Stimson
Hybrid intensity and time-of-flight signal processing techniques for intelligent distance sensors
Hiromi, Itariu
2013-01-01
With the advent of "smart" consumer electronics, distance sensing is an increasingly important field in optical sensing. A novel approach to active infrared(IR) 1D distance sensing is proposed, employing both intensity and ...
Yet Another Secure Distance-Bounding Protocol Ventzislav Nikov and Marc Vauclair
International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)
Yet Another Secure Distance-Bounding Protocol Ventzislav Nikov and Marc Vauclair NXP Semiconductors, Leuven, Belgium, ventzislav.nikov@nxp.com, marc.vauclair@nxp.com Abstract. Distance-bounding protocols
A systematic determination of legends for destination and distance signs in Texas
McClure, Wesley Glen
1998-01-01
Destination and Distance signs are guide signs which are commonly used along rural highways in Texas to display the names of the destinations to be found along a highway, the direction to travel, and the distance in miles ...
Kohli, Pushmeet
Motion Segmentation of Truncated Signed Distance Function based Volumetric Surfaces Samunda Perera. Introduction The Truncated Signed Distance Function (TSDF) based volumetric surface representation format [4 the problem of segmenting such a volumetric surface reconstruction of a scene into distinctively moving
Nejdl, Wolfgang
Dictionaries Wildcard queries Edit distance Spelling correction Soundex Skip pointers 16 28 72 5 51 98 2 4 8 16
Type IIP supernovae as cosmological probes: A SEAM distance to SN 1999em
Baron, E.; Nugent, Peter E.; Branch, David; Hauschildt, Peter H.
2004-01-01
Type IIP Supernovae as Cosmological Probes: A SEAM Distanceintrinsic brightness, supernovae make excellent cosmologicalstars: atmospheres — supernovae: 1999em Distances from
On Dimensionality of Coordinate-Based Network Distance Mapping Technical Report
Minnesota, University of
observe "non-Euclidean-ness" in the network distance. We find that this "non-Euclidean- ness" is caused
Multiple regression on distance matrices: a multivariate spatial analysis tool Jeremy W. Lichstein
Lichstein, Jeremy W.
Multiple regression on distance matrices: a multivariate spatial analysis tool Jeremy W. Lichstein, Spatial autocorrelation Abstract I explore the use of multiple regression on distance matrices (MRM regression of a response matrix on any number of explanatory matrices, where each matrix contains distances
The UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL DiFi: Distance Fields -Fast
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of
The UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL DiFi: Distance Fields - Fast Computation Using UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL Distance Fields Distance Function For a site a scalar function f UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL What is a Voronoi Diagram? Given a collection of geometric
Viral genome phylogeny based on LempelZiv complexity and Hausdorff distance
Yu, Chenglong
Viral genome phylogeny based on LempelÂZiv complexity and Hausdorff distance Chenglong Yu a , Rong between two sequences. Use Hausdorff distance (HD) to analyze multi-segmented viral genomes. Use a modified Hausdorff distance (MHD) to analyze multi-segmented viral genomes. Take the multi
Schierup, Mikkel Heide
Efficient Algorithms for Computing the Triplet and Quartet Distance Between Trees of Arbitrary- ficient algorithms for computing these distances. We show how to compute the triplet distance in time O against unresolved (non-binary) topologies. The previous best algorithm for computing the triplet
Modeling Distance Decay for the Geographic Profiling Mike O'Leary
O'Leary, Michael
Modeling Distance Decay for the Geographic Profiling Problem Mike O'Leary Towson University Geospatial TWG Portland, OR April 15, 2010 Mike O'Leary (Towson University) Modeling distance decay 2010 commenting on a preliminary version of this presentation Mike O'Leary (Towson University) Modeling distance
CS 5050 -Program #5 -30 points Edit Distance as Shortest Path Problem
Allan, Vicki H.
CS 5050 - Program #5 - 30 points Edit Distance as Shortest Path Problem Part 1 Edit Distance (15 be helpful: Write the edit distance program using a shortest path solution. To save you a little time points) Problems in molecular biology involve finding the minimum number of edit steps which are required
A Test of the Calibration of the Tully-Fisher Relation Using Cepheid and SNIa Distances
T. Shanks
1997-02-18
We make a direct test of Tully-Fisher distance estimates to eleven spiral galaxies with HST Cepheid distances and to twelve spiral galaxies with SNIa distances. The HST Cepheid distances come from the work of Freedman (1997), Sandage et al (1996) and Tanvir et al (1995). The SNIa distances come from Pierce (1994), calibrated using the Cepheid results of Sandage et al (1996). The Tully-Fisher distances mostly come from the work of Pierce (1994). The results show that the Tully-Fisher distance moduli are too short with respect to the Cepheid distances by 0.46+-0.14mag and too short with respect to the SNIa distances by 0.46+-0.19mag. Combining the HST Cepheid and SNIa data suggests that, overall, previous Tully-Fisher distances were too short by 0.46+-0.11mag, a result which is significant at the 4sigma level. These data therefore indicate that previous Tully-Fisher distances should be revised upwards by 24+-6% implying, for example, a Virgo distance of 19.3+-1.9Mpc. The value of Ho from Tully-Fisher estimates is correspondingly revised downwards from Ho=84+-10 to Ho=68+-8.
Thomas, David D.
Place Last Name First Name Gender Age Category Swim Yards Swim Distance Bike Distance Run Distance.597 miles 12.300 miles 2.230 miles 15.127 miles 20 Strom Thad M 30-39 1150.0 yards 0.653 miles 12.000 miles
How PseudoBoolean Programming can help Genome Rearrangement Distance Computation
Fertin, Guillaume
How PseudoÂBoolean Programming can help Genome Rearrangement Distance Computation S vialette@lri.fr Abstract. Computing genomic distances between whole genomes is a fundamental problem in comparative genomics. Recent researches have resulted in di#erent genomic distance definitions: number
Fact #870: April 27, 2015 Corporate Average Fuel Economy Progress, 1978-2014
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
The Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) is the sales-weighted harmonic mean fuel economy of a manufacturer’s fleet of new cars or light trucks in a certain model year (MY). First enacted by...
Giant aeolian dune size determined by the average depth of the atmospheric boundary layer
Tlemcen, Algeria. 3 Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Center for Nonlinear be related to statistically averaged quantities. The detailed modelling of the atmospheric processes is very
The averaging process in permeability estimation from well-test data
Oliver, D.S. (Saudi Aramco (SA))
1990-09-01
Permeability estimates from the pressure derivative or the slope of the semilog plot usually are considered to be averages of some large ill-defined reservoir volume. This paper presents results of a study of the averaging process, including identification of the region of the reservoir that influences permeability estimates, and a specification of the relative contribution of the permeability of various regions to the estimate of average permeability. The diffusion equation for the pressure response of a well situated in an infinite reservoir where permeability is an arbitrary function of position was solved for the case of small variations from a mean value. Permeability estimates from the slope of the plot of pressure vs. the logarithm of drawdown time are shown to be weighted averages of the permeabilities within an inner and outer radius of investigation.
Fact #693: September 19, 2011 Average Vehicle Footprint for Cars and Light Trucks
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
A vehicle footprint is the area defined by the four points where the tires touch the ground. It is calculated as the product of the wheelbase and the average track width of the vehicle. The...
System average rates of U.S. investor-owned electric utilities : a statistical benchmark study
Berndt, Ernst R.
1995-01-01
Using multiple regression methods, we have undertaken a statistical "benchmark" study comparing system average electricity rates charged by three California utilities with 96 other US utilities over the 1984-93 time period. ...
AVERAGES ALONG POLYNOMIAL SEQUENCES IN DISCRETE NILPOTENT GROUPS: SINGULAR RADON TRANSFORMS
Magyar, Akos
AVERAGES ALONG POLYNOMIAL SEQUENCES IN DISCRETE NILPOTENT GROUPS: SINGULAR RADON TRANSFORMS can consider discrete maximal Radon transforms, which have applications to pointwise ergodic theo- rems, and discrete singular Radon transforms. In this paper we prove L2 boundedness of discrete
Fact #624: May 24, 2010 Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards, Model Years 2012-2016
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
The final rule for the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards was published in March 2010. Under this rule, each light vehicle model produced for sale in the United States will have a fuel...
Advancing the Theoretical Foundation of the Partially-averaged Navier-Stokes Approach
Reyes, Dasia Ann
2013-05-06
computational technologies. Low-fidelity approaches such as Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS), although widely used, are inherently inadequate for turbulent flows with complex flow features. VR bridging methods fill the gap between DNS and RANS by allowing...
Variation in the annual average radon concentration measured in homes in Mesa County, Colorado
Rood, A.S.; George, J.L.; Langner, G.H. Jr.
1990-04-01
The purpose of this study is to examine the variability in the annual average indoor radon concentration. The TMC has been collecting annual average radon data for the past 5 years in 33 residential structures in Mesa County, Colorado. This report is an interim report that presents the data collected up to the present. Currently, the plans are to continue this study in the future. 62 refs., 3 figs., 12 tabs.
Experiments with a time-dependent, zonally averaged, seasonal, enery balance climatic model
Thompson, Starley Lee
1977-01-01
EXPERIMENTS WITH A TI&E-DEPENDENT, ZONALLY AVERAGED, SEASONAL, ENERGY BALANCE CLIMATIC MODEL A Thesis by STARLEY LEE THOMPSON Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the decree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1977 Major Subject: Meteorology EXPERIMENTS WITH A TIME DEPENDENT~ ZONALLY AVERAGED~ SEASONAL, ENERGY BALANCE CLIMATIC MODEL A Thesis by STARLEY LEE THOMPSON Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee...
De Grijs, Richard [Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University, Yi He Yuan Lu 5, Hai Dian District, Beijing 100871 (China); Wicker, James E. [National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 20A Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100012 (China); Bono, Giuseppe [Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, via Della Ricerca Scientifica 1, I-00133 Roma (Italy)
2014-05-01
The distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) represents a key local rung of the extragalactic distance ladder yet the galaxy's distance modulus has long been an issue of contention, in particular in view of claims that most newly determined distance moduli cluster tightly—and with a small spread—around the 'canonical' distance modulus, (m – M){sub 0} = 18.50 mag. We compiled 233 separate LMC distance determinations published between 1990 and 2013. Our analysis of the individual distance moduli, as well as of their two-year means and standard deviations resulting from this largest data set of LMC distance moduli available to date, focuses specifically on Cepheid and RR Lyrae variable-star tracer populations, as well as on distance estimates based on features in the observational Hertzsprung-Russell diagram. We conclude that strong publication bias is unlikely to have been the main driver of the majority of published LMC distance moduli. However, for a given distance tracer, the body of publications leading to the tightly clustered distances is based on highly non-independent tracer samples and analysis methods, hence leading to significant correlations among the LMC distances reported in subsequent articles. Based on a careful, weighted combination, in a statistical sense, of the main stellar population tracers, we recommend that a slightly adjusted canonical distance modulus of (m – M){sub 0} = 18.49 ± 0.09 mag be used for all practical purposes that require a general distance scale without the need for accuracies of better than a few percent.
Revision of the Branch Technical Position on Concentration Averaging and Encapsulation - 12510
Heath, Maurice; Kennedy, James E.; Ridge, Christianne; Lowman, Donald [U.S. NRC, Washington, DC, 20555-0001 (United States); Cochran, John [Sandia National Laboratory (United States)
2012-07-01
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulation governing low-level waste (LLW) disposal, 'Licensing Requirements for Land Disposal of Radioactive Waste', 10 CFR Part 61, establishes a waste classification system based on the concentration of specific radionuclides contained in the waste. The regulation also states, at 10 CFR 61.55(a)(8), that, 'the concentration of a radionuclide (in waste) may be averaged over the volume of the waste, or weight of the waste if the units are expressed as nanocuries per gram'. The NRC's Branch Technical Position on Concentration Averaging and Encapsulation provides guidance on averaging radionuclide concentrations in waste under 10 CFR 61.55(a)(8) when classifying waste for disposal. In 2007, the NRC staff proposed to revise the Branch Technical Position on Concentration Averaging and Encapsulation. The Branch Technical Position on Concentration Averaging and Encapsulation is an NRC guidance document for averaging and classifying wastes under 10 CFR 61. The Branch Technical Position on Concentration Averaging and Encapsulation is used by nuclear power plants (NPPs) licensees and sealed source users, among others. In addition, three of the four U.S. LLW disposal facility operators are required to honor the Branch Technical Position on Concentration Averaging and Encapsulation as a licensing condition. In 2010, the Commission directed the staff to develop guidance regarding large scale blending of similar homogenous waste types, as described in SECY-10-0043 as part of its Branch Technical Position on Concentration Averaging and Encapsulation revision. The Commission is improving the regulatory approach used in the Branch Technical Position on Concentration Averaging and Encapsulation by moving towards a making it more risk-informed and performance-based approach, which is more consistent with the agency's regulatory policies. Among the improvements to the Branch Technical Position on Concentration Averaging and Encapsulation are more risk-informed limits for the sizes of sealed sources for safe disposal. Using more realistic intruder exposure scenarios, the suggested limits for Class B and C waste disposal of sealed sources, particularly Cs-137 and Co-60, have been increased. These suggested changes, and others in the Branch Technical Position on Concentration Averaging and Encapsulation, if adopted by Agreement States, have the potential to eliminate numerous orphan sources (i.e., sources that currently have no disposal pathway) that are now being stored. Permanent disposal of these sources, rather than temporary storage, will help reduce safety and security risks. The revised Branch Technical Position on Concentration Averaging and Encapsulation has an alternative approach section which provides flexibility to generators and processors, while also ensuring that intruder protection will be maintained. Alternative approaches provide flexibility by allowing for consideration of likelihood of intrusion, the possibility of averaging over larger volumes and allowing for disposal of large activity sources. The revision has improved the organization of the Branch Technical Position on Concentration Averaging and Encapsulation, improved its clarity, better documented the bases for positions, and made the positions more risk informed while also maintaining protection for intruder as required by 10 CFR Part 61. (authors)
Observational evidence for travelling wave modes bearing distance proportional shifts
Guruprasad, V
2015-01-01
Discrepancies of range between the Space Surveillance Network radars and the Deep Space Network in tracking the 1998 earth flyby of NEAR, and between ESA's Doppler and range data in Rosetta's 2009 flyby, reveal a consistent excess delay, or lag, equal to instantaneous one-way travel time in the telemetry signals. These lags readily explain all details of the flyby anomaly, and are shown to be symptoms of chirp d'Alembertian travelling wave solutions, relating to traditional sinusoidal waves by a rotation of the spectral decomposition due to the clock acceleration caused by the Doppler rates during the flybys. The lags thus relate to special relativity, but yield distance proportional shifts like those of cosmology at short range.
Linking a distance measure of entanglement to its convex roof
Alexander Streltsov; Hermann Kampermann; Dagmar Bruß
2010-12-07
An important problem in quantum information theory is the quantification of entanglement in multipartite mixed quantum states. In this work, a connection between the geometric measure of entanglement and a distance measure of entanglement is established. We present a new expression for the geometric measure of entanglement in terms of the maximal fidelity with a separable state. A direct application of this result provides a closed expression for the Bures measure of entanglement of two qubits. We also prove that the number of elements in an optimal decomposition w.r.t. the geometric measure of entanglement is bounded from above by the Caratheodory bound, and we find necessary conditions for the structure of an optimal decomposition.
Linking a distance measure of entanglement to its convex roof
Streltsov, Alexander; Bruß, Dagmar
2010-01-01
An important problem in quantum information theory is the quantification of entanglement in multipartite mixed quantum states. In this work a connection between the geometric measure of entanglement and a distance measure of entanglement is established. We present a new expression for the geometric measure of entanglement in terms of the maximal fidelity with a separable state. A direct application of this result provides a closed expression for the Bures measure of entanglement of two qubits. We also prove that the number of elements in an optimal decomposition with respect to the geometric measure of entanglement is bounded from above by the Caratheodory bound, and we find necessary conditions for the structure of an optimal decomposition.
Consistency among distance measurements: transparency, BAO scale and accelerated expansion
A. Avgoustidis; Licia Verde; Raul Jimenez
2009-06-11
We explore consistency among different distance measures, including Supernovae Type Ia data, measurements of the Hubble parameter, and determination of the Baryon acoustic oscillation scale. We present new constraints on the cosmic transparency combining $H(z)$ data together with the latest Supernova Type Ia data compilation. This combination, in the context of a flat $\\Lambda$CDM model, improves current constraints by nearly an order of magnitude. We re-examine the recently reported tension between the Baryon acoustic oscillation scale and Supernovae data in light of possible deviations from transparency, concluding that the source of the discrepancy may most likely be found among systematic effects of the modelling of the low redshift data or a simple $\\sim 2-\\sigma$ statistical fluke, rather than in exotic physics. Finally, we attempt to draw model-independent conclusions about the recent accelerated expansion, determining the acceleration redshift to be $z_{acc}=0.35^{+0.20}_{-0.13}$ (1-$\\sigma$).
Ultrafast Long-Distance Quantum Communication with Static Linear Optics
Fabian Ewert; Marcel Bergmann; Peter van Loock
2015-03-23
We propose a projection measurement onto encoded Bell states with a static network of linear optical elements. By increasing the size of the quantum error correction code, both Bell measurement efficiency and photon-loss tolerance can be made arbitrarily high at the same time. As a main application, we show that all-optical quantum communication over large distances with communication rates similar to those of classical communication is possible solely based on local state teleportations using optical sources of encoded Bell states, fixed arrays of beam splitters, and photon detectors discriminating up to two photons. As another application, generalizing state teleportation to gate teleportation for quantum computation, we find that in order to achieve universality the intrinsic loss tolerance must be sacrificed and a minimal amount of feedforward has to be added.
Observational evidence for travelling wave modes bearing distance proportional shifts
V. Guruprasad
2015-07-18
Discrepancies of range between the Space Surveillance Network radars and the Deep Space Network in tracking the 1998 earth flyby of NEAR, and between ESA's Doppler and range data in Rosetta's 2009 flyby, reveal a consistent excess delay, or lag, equal to instantaneous one-way travel time in the telemetry signals. These lags readily explain all details of the flyby anomaly, and are shown to be symptoms of chirp d'Alembertian travelling wave solutions, relating to traditional sinusoidal waves by a rotation of the spectral decomposition due to the clock acceleration caused by the Doppler rates during the flybys. The lags thus relate to special relativity, but yield distance proportional shifts like those of cosmology at short range.
Distance measurements as a probe of cosmic acceleration
Neil Trentham
2001-05-23
A major recent evelopment in observational cosmology has been an accurate measurement of the luminosity distance-redshift relation out to redshifts z=0.8 from Type Ia supernova standard candles. The results have been argued as evidence for cosmic acceleration. It is well known that this assertion depends on the assumption that we know the equation of state for all mass-energy other than normal pressureless matter; popular models are based on either the cosmological constant or on the more general quintessence formulation. But this assertion also depends on a number of other assumptions, implicit in the derivation of the standard cosmological field equations: large-scale isotropy and homogeneity, the flatness of the Universe, and the validity of general relativity on cosmological scales (where it has not been tested). A detailed examination of the effects of these assumptions on the interplay between the luminosity distance-redshift relation and the acceleration of the Universe is not possible unless one can define the precise nature of the failure of any particular assumption. However a simple quantitative investigation is possible and reveals a number of considerations about the relative importance of the different assumptions. In this paper we present such an investigation. We find that the relationship between the distant-redshift relation and the sign of the deceleration parameter is fairly robust and is unaffected if only one of the assumptions that we investigate is invalid so long as the deceleration parameter is not close to zero (it would not be close to zero in the currently-favored Omega_Lambda = 1 - Omega_matter = 0.7 or 0.8 Universe, for example). Failures of two or more assumptions in concordance may have stronger effects.
A New Years Trip A New Years Trip
Wilson, W. Stephen
........................................................................................................................................................... Seattle - Sacramento: Coast Starlight Bus and Coast Starlight ............................................................... Sacramento - Chicago: California Zephyr traveled, by train, from Bal- timore, Maryland to Chicago, Illinois, via Seattle, Washington; Sacramento
Average M shell fluorescence yields for elements with 70?Z?92
Kahoul, A.; Deghfel, B.; Aylikci, V.; Aylikci, N. K.; Nekkab, M.
2015-03-30
The theoretical, experimental and analytical methods for the calculation of average M-shell fluorescence yield (?{sup ¯}{sub M}) of different elements are very important because of the large number of their applications in various areas of physical chemistry and medical research. In this paper, the bulk of the average M-shell fluorescence yield measurements reported in the literature, covering the period 1955 to 2005 are interpolated by using an analytical function to deduce the empirical average M-shell fluorescence yield in the atomic range of 70?Z?92. The results were compared with the theoretical and fitted values reported by other authors. Reasonable agreement was typically obtained between our result and other works.
Reconstruction of ionization probabilities from spatially averaged data in N dimensions
Strohaber, J.; Kolomenskii, A. A.; Schuessler, H. A.
2010-07-15
We present an analytical inversion technique, which can be used to recover ionization probabilities from spatially averaged data in an N-dimensional detection scheme. The solution is given as a power series in intensity. For this reason, we call this technique a multiphoton expansion (MPE). The MPE formalism was verified with an exactly solvable inversion problem in two dimensions, and probabilities in the postsaturation region, where the intensity-selective scanning approach breaks down, were recovered. In three dimensions, ionization probabilities of Xe were successfully recovered with MPE from simulated (using the Ammosov-Delone-Krainov tunneling theory) ion yields. Finally, we tested our approach with intensity-resolved benzene-ion yields, which show a resonant multiphoton ionization process. By applying MPE to this data (which were artificially averaged), the resonant structure was recovered, which suggests that the resonance in benzene may have been observed in spatially averaged data taken elsewhere.
Cropper, Clark; Perfect, Edmund; van den Berg, Dr. Elmer; Mayes, Melanie
2010-01-01
The capillary pressure-saturation function can be determined from centrifuge drainage experiments. In soil physics, the data resulting from such experiments are usually analyzed by the 'averaging method.' In this approach, average relative saturation, , is expressed as a function of average capillary pressure, <{psi}>, i.e., (<{psi}>). In contrast, the capillary pressure-saturation function at a physical point, i.e., S({psi}), has been extracted from similar experiments in petrophysics using the 'integral method.' The purpose of this study was to introduce the integral method applied to centrifuge experiments to a soil physics audience and to compare S({psi}) and (<{psi}>) functions, as parameterized by the Brooks-Corey and van Genuchten equations, for 18 samples drawn from a range of porous media (i.e., Berea sandstone, glass beads, and Hanford sediments). Steady-state centrifuge experiments were performed on preconsolidated samples with a URC-628 Ultra-Rock Core centrifuge. The angular velocity and outflow data sets were then analyzed using both the averaging and integral methods. The results show that the averaging method smoothes out the drainage process, yielding less steep capillary pressure-saturation functions relative to the corresponding point-based curves. Maximum deviations in saturation between the two methods ranged from 0.08 to 0.28 and generally occurred at low suctions. These discrepancies can lead to inaccurate predictions of other hydraulic properties such as the relative permeability function. Therefore, we strongly recommend use of the integral method instead of the averaging method when determining the capillary pressure-saturation function by steady-state centrifugation. This method can be successfully implemented using either the van Genuchten or Brooks-Corey functions, although the latter provides a more physically precise description of air entry at a physical point.
A Test of Tully-Fisher Distance Estimates Using Cepheids and Type Ia Supernovae
T. Shanks
1999-01-24
We update and extend the results of Shanks (1997, MNRAS, 290, L77) by making a direct test of Tully-Fisher distance estimates to thirteen spiral galaxies with HST Cepheid distances and to ten spiral galaxies with Type Ia supernova (SNIa) distances. The results show that the Tully-Fisher distance moduli are too short with respect to the Cepheid distances by 0.46+-0.11mag and too short with respect to the SNIa distances by 0.49+-0.18mag. Combining the HST Cepheid and the best SNIa data suggests that, overall, previous Tully-Fisher distances at v~1000 kms-1 were too short by 0.43+-0.09mag, a result which is significant at the 4.6 sigma level. These data therefore indicate that previous Tully-Fisher distances should be revised upwards by 22+-5% implying, for example, a Virgo distance of 19.0+-1.8Mpc. The value of Ho from Tully-Fisher estimates is correspondingly revised downwards from Ho=84+-10kms-1Mpc-1 to Ho=69+-8kms-1Mpc-1. There is evidence that the Tully-Fisher relation at large distances is affected by Malmquist bias. In this case, we argue that Ho<50kms-1Mpc-1 cannot be ruled out by Tully-Fisher considerations.
Note on an integral expression for the average lifetime of the bound state in 2D
Thorsten Prustel; Martin Meier-Schellersheim
2012-10-04
Recently, an exact Green's function of the diffusion equation for a pair of spherical interacting particles in two dimensions subject to a backreaction boundary condition was used to derive an exact expression for the average lifetime of the bound state. Here, we show that the corresponding divergent integral may be considered as the formal limit of a Stieltjes transform. Upon analytically calculating the Stieltjes transform one can obtain an exact expression for the finite part of the divergent integral and hence for the average lifetime.
Chow, R.; Doss, F.W.; Taylor, J.R.; Wong, J.N.
1999-07-02
Optical components needed for high-average-power lasers, such as those developed for Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation (AVLIS), require high levels of performance and reliability. Over the past two decades, optical component requirements for this purpose have been optimized and performance and reliability have been demonstrated. Many of the optical components that are exposed to the high power laser light affect the quality of the beam as it is transported through the system. The specifications for these optics are described including a few parameters not previously reported and some component manufacturing and testing experience. Key words: High-average-power laser, coating efficiency, absorption, optical components
Instantaneous Action at a Distance in a Holistic Universe
B. G. Sidharth
1998-12-01
The early work of Lorentz, Abraham and others, evolved through the work of Fokker, Dirac and others to ultimately culminate in the Feynman- Wheeler direct action at a distance theory. However this theory has encountered certain conceptual difficulties like non-locality in time, self force of the electron, pre acceleration and the perfect absorption condition of Feynman and Wheeler, that is the instantaneous action of the remaining charges in the universe on the charge in question. More recently, Hoyle and Narlikar have resurrected this theory, but within the context of a Steady State or Quasi Steady State cosmology. They argue that the theory infact has a better standing than the generally accepted quantum theoretic description. In this article we consider a quantum theoretic description and a cosmology which parallels the Hoyle-Narlikar approach. This leads to a synthesis and justification of the Dirac and Feynman-Wheeler approaches, clarifying the conceptual problems in the process. We deduce a scenario with quantized space-time and a holistic cosmology, consistent with physical and astrophysical data. The non-locality is now seen to be meaningful within the minimum space-time intervals, as also the perfect absorption within the holistic description. Local realism, and the usual causal field theory are seen to have an underpinning of direct action. For example this is brought out by the virtual photons which mediate interactions in Quantum Electro Dynamics, and the emergence of the inverse square law in the above approach from a background Zero Point Field.
Southern Asia future plans feature long-distance lines
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1991-11-01
This paper reports that although pipe line mileage working, planned and under study has dipped slightly from 47,346 km (29,420 mi) to 44,853 km (27,871 mi), Southern Asia continues to hold a strong position for future projects with some of the most interesting programs in the international market. Two dramatic, long-distance natural gas transmission, gathering and lateral networks continue to hold the future pipe line construction spotlight in Southern Asia. The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) continues to study a 7,830 km (4,865 mi) gas transmission system. With an estimated cost of $10 billion, the system includes some 6,276 km (3,900 mi) of transmission lines, with 1,094 km (680 mi) offshore. Group members include Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. The second project, the Trans-Asian Pipeline System, involves 3,380 km (2,100 mi) of transmission lines from the Iran's Bandar Abbas gas field across Pakistan to a terminal at Calcutta, India.
DISTANCE AND KINEMATICS OF THE TW HYDRAE ASSOCIATION FROM PARALLAXES
Weinberger, Alycia J.; Boss, Alan P.; Anglada-Escude, Guillem
2013-01-10
From common proper motion and signatures of youth, researchers have identified about 30 members of a putative TW Hydrae Association. Only four of these had parallactic distances from Hipparcos. We have measured parallaxes and proper motions for 14 primary members. We combine these with literature values of radial velocities to show that the Galactic space motions of the stars, with the exception of TWA 9 and 22, are parallel and do not indicate convergence at a common formation point sometime in the last few million years. The space motions of TWA 9 and 22 do not agree with the others and indicate that they are not TWA members. The median parallax is 18 mas or 56 pc. We further analyze the stars' absolute magnitudes on pre-main-sequence evolutionary tracks and find a range of ages with a median of 10.1 Myr and no correlation between age and Galactic location. The TWA stars may have formed from an extended and filamentary molecular cloud but are not necessarily precisely coeval.
Distance dependence of the phase signal in eddy current microscopy
Roll, Tino; Fischer, Ulrich; Schleberger, Marika
2008-01-01
Atomic force microscopy using a magnetic tip is a promising tool for investigating conductivity on the nano-scale. By the oscillating magnetic tip eddy currents are induced in the conducting parts of the sample which can be detected in the phase signal of the cantilever. However, the origin of the phase signal is still controversial because theoretical calculations using a monopole appoximation for taking the electromagnetic forces acting on the tip into account yield an effect which is too small by more than two orders of magnitude. In order to determine the origin of the signal we used especially prepared gold nano patterns embedded in a non-conducting polycarbonate matrix and measured the distance dependence of the phase signal. Our data clearly shows that the interacting forces are long ranged and therefore, are likely due to the electromagnetic interaction between the magnetic tip and the conducting parts of the surface. Due to the long range character of the interaction a change in conductivity of $\\Del...
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. The vessel can berth 8 science party members. Current charter rate is $4K per day, this includes fuel. Wade equipment boxes were shipped to the NOAA Sub Base facility on Eagan drive in Juneau. Tom Dresser has been very helpful in arranging shipping, storage and transporting equipment to the vessel. The shipping
Assessing the U.S. Senate Vote on the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standard
Preston, Scott
classify cars as light trucks to "bend" the restrictions set by the standard. (Vehicles classified as light reclassified as a light truck, Subaru was able to add weight to the vehicle without making expenditures Kerry proposed raising the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard for cars and trucks. On March
Modeling tidal flow in the Great Bay Estuary, New Hampshire, using a depth averaged
Modeling tidal flow in the Great Bay Estuary, New Hampshire, using a depth averaged flooding, University of New Hampshire, USA. 2 Numerical Methods Lab., Dartmouth College, USA. 3 Ocean Process Analysis Lab., University of New Hampshire, USA. Abstract Current, sea level and bed load transport
High Average Power Operation of a Scraper-Outcoupled Free-Electron Laser
Michelle D. Shinn; Chris Behre; Stephen Vincent Benson; Michael Bevins; Don Bullard; James Coleman; L. Dillon-Townes; Tom Elliott; Joe Gubeli; David Hardy; Kevin Jordan; Ronald Lassiter; George Neil; Shukui Zhang
2004-08-01
We describe the design, construction, and operation of a high average power free-electron laser using scraper outcoupling. Using the FEL in this all-reflective configuration, we achieved approximately 2 kW of stable output at 10 um. Measurements of gain, loss, and output mode will be compared with our models.
Average-case analysis of perfect sorting by reversals Mathilde Bouvel
Boyer, Edmond
genomics, is the process of sorting a signed permutation to either the identity or to the reversed identity example here: we perform an average case analysis of a sorting algorithm from computational genomics by generating function analysis of a family of trees. Motivation: a computational genomics problem
POLYMER END-GROUP ANALYSIS: THE DETERMINATION OF AVERAGE MOLECULAR WEIGHT
Weston, Ken
POLYMER END-GROUP ANALYSIS: THE DETERMINATION OF AVERAGE MOLECULAR WEIGHT Background reading. 11. Skoog, West, Holler and Crouch, 7th ed., Chap. 14. Introduction Polymers Polymers are a special in this experiment, or may be of different types. Polymers are very important in biological systems. For example
Climate Projections Using Bayesian Model Averaging and Space-Time Dependence
Haran, Murali
Climate Projections Using Bayesian Model Averaging and Space-Time Dependence K. Sham Bhat, Murali Haran, Adam Terando, and Klaus Keller. Abstract Projections of future climatic changes are a key input to the design of climate change mitiga- tion and adaptation strategies. Current climate change projections
C. K. Sinclair; P. A. Adderley; B. M. Dunham; J. C. Hansknecht; P. Hartmann; M. Poelker; J. S. Price; P. M. Rutt; W. J. Schneider; M. Steigerwald
2007-02-01
Substantially more than half of the electromagnetic nuclear physics experiments conducted at the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Laboratory) require highly polarized electron beams, often at high average current. Spin-polarized electrons are produced by photoemission from various GaAs-based semiconductor photocathodes, using circularly polarized laser light with photon energy slightly larger than the semiconductor band gap. The photocathodes are prepared by activation of the clean semiconductor surface to negative electron affinity using cesium and oxidation. Historically, in many laboratories worldwide, these photocathodes have had short operational lifetimes at high average current, and have often deteriorated fairly quickly in ultrahigh vacuum even without electron beam delivery. At Jefferson Lab, we have developed a polarized electron source in which the photocathodes degrade exceptionally slowly without electron emission, and in which ion back bombardment is the predominant mechanism limiting the operational lifetime of the cathodes during electron emission. We have reproducibly obtained cathode 1/e dark lifetimes over two years, and 1/e charge density and charge lifetimes during electron beam delivery of over 2?105???C/cm2 and 200 C, respectively. This source is able to support uninterrupted high average current polarized beam delivery to three experimental halls simultaneously for many months at a time. Many of the techniques we report here are directly applicable to the development of GaAs photoemission electron guns to deliver high average current, high brightness unpolarized beams.
Under consideration for publication in J. Fluid Mech. 1 Averaging method for nonlinear laminar
Lautrup, Benny
Under consideration for publication in J. Fluid Mech. 1 Averaging method for nonlinear laminar Copenhagen Ã?, Denmark (Received October 10, 2002) We study laminar Ekman boundary layers in rotating systems method to describe laminar and turbulent boundary layers in rotating fluids. They used a self
Power dissipation and time-averaged pressure in oscillating flow through a sudden area change
Smith, Barton L.
that abrupt changes in geometry are ubiquitous in Stirling engines, thermoacoustics, and res- piratory flows Barton L. Smith Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Utah State University, Logan, Utah 84322-averaged pressure gradient has been used to counteract streaming flows in a thermoacoustic Stirling refrigerator1
Self-guided enhanced sampling methods for thermodynamic averages Ioan Andricioaeia)
Dinner, Aaron
such systems have energetic and entropic barriers that are higher than the thermal energy at tempera- turesSelf-guided enhanced sampling methods for thermodynamic averages Ioan Andricioaeia) Department 2002; accepted 22 October 2002 In the self-guided molecular dynamics SGMD simulation method
Averaging out Inhomogeneous Newtonian Cosmologies: I. Fluid Mechanics and the Navier-Stokes Equation
Roustam Zalaletdinov
2002-12-18
The basic concepts and equations of classical fluid mechanics are presented in the form necessary for the formulation of Newtonian cosmology and for derivation and analysis of a system of the averaged Navier-Stokes-Poisson equations. A special attention is paid to the analytic formulation of the definitions and equations of moving fluids and to their physical content.
Micro-engineered first wall tungsten armor for high average power laser fusion energy systems
Ghoniem, Nasr M.
Micro-engineered first wall tungsten armor for high average power laser fusion energy systems is developing an inertial fusion energy demonstration power reactor with a solid first wall chamber. The first is a coordinated effort to develop laser inertial fusion energy [1]. The first stage of the HAPL program
Bias Correction and Bayesian Model Averaging for Ensemble Forecasts of Surface Wind Direction
Raftery, Adrian
Bias Correction and Bayesian Model Averaging for Ensemble Forecasts of Surface Wind Direction LE proposes an effective bias correction technique for wind direction forecasts from numerical weather forecasts. These techniques are applied to 48-h forecasts of surface wind direction over the Pacific
Real-valued average consensus over noisy quantized channels Andrea Censi Richard M. Murray
Murray, Richard M.
mechanism which can be interpreted as a self-inhibitory action. The result is that the average of the nodes of the graph and can be proved by employing elementary techniques of LTI systems analysis. I. INTRODUCTION. Yet we do not have, in our control-systems toolbox, design methods that can work on this computational
Averages along polynomial sequences in discrete nilpotent groups: singular Radon transforms
Ionescu, Alexandru D; Wainger, Stephen
2012-01-01
We consider a class of operators defined by taking averages along polynomial sequences in discrete nilpotent groups. In this paper we prove $L^2$ boundedness of discrete singular Radon transforms along general polynomial sequences in discrete nilpotent groups of step 2.
Seasonal Variation in Monthly Average Air Change Rates Using Passive Tracer Gas Measurements
Hansen, René Rydhof
of indoor air pollution sources. Concurrently, great efforts are made to make buildings energy efficient 1970s, while less attention has been paid to IAQ. Insufficient venting of indoor air pollutantsSeasonal Variation in Monthly Average Air Change Rates Using Passive Tracer Gas Measurements Marie
Efficient computation of robust average in wireless sensor networks using compressive sensing
New South Wales, University of
compressive sensing. Instead of sending a block of sensor readings to the data fusion centre, each sensor of the projections (which we will refer to as the compressed data) to the data fusion centre. At the data fusion of the robust average of the original sensor readings. This means that the data fusion centre will only need
Enhanced interleaved partitioning PTS for peak-to-average power ratio reduction in
-PTS is proposed that can be used to produce fully independent candidates so that IP-PTS can achieve similar perforEnhanced interleaved partitioning PTS for peak-to-average power ratio reduction in OFDM systems G. Lu, P. Wu and C. Carlemalm-Logothetis The independence of the candidates generated in the existing
Widen, Joakim; Waeckelgaard, Ewa; Paatero, Jukka; Lund, Peter
2010-03-15
The trend of increasing application of distributed generation with solar photovoltaics (PV-DG) suggests that a widespread integration in existing low-voltage (LV) grids is possible in the future. With massive integration in LV grids, a major concern is the possible negative impacts of excess power injection from on-site generation. For power-flow simulations of such grid impacts, an important consideration is the time resolution of demand and generation data. This paper investigates the impact of time averaging on high-resolution data series of domestic electricity demand and PV-DG output and on voltages in a simulated LV grid. Effects of 10-minutely and hourly averaging on descriptive statistics and duration curves were determined. Although time averaging has a considerable impact on statistical properties of the demand in individual households, the impact is smaller on aggregate demand, already smoothed from random coincidence, and on PV-DG output. Consequently, the statistical distribution of simulated grid voltages was also robust against time averaging. The overall judgement is that statistical investigation of voltage variations in the presence of PV-DG does not require higher resolution than hourly. (author)
Wefelmeyer, Wolfgang
average processes By Anton Schick1 and Wolfgang Wefelmeyer Binghamton University and University of CologneSupported in part by NSF Grant DMS 0072174 1 #12;2 ANTON SCHICK AND WOLFGANG WEFELMEYER first-order moving of functions ui(X1) + · · · + um(Xm) at a point. Schick and Wefelmeyer (2004b) obtain functional central limit
Estimation of Average Switching Activity in Combinational Logic Circuits Using Symbolic Simulation
Devadas, Srinivas
held mobile telephones, lowpower dissipation may be the tightest con straint in the design. More generally of power estimation methods the reader is referred to [?]. Our work on switching activity estimationEstimation of Average Switching Activity in Combinational Logic Circuits Using Symbolic Simulation
Averaged dynamics of two-phase media in a vibration field Arthur V. Straubea
Straube, Arthur V.
to astronomic scales. Vibration is a mechanical oscillatory process with an amplitude that is small compared of the system is much larger than the period of the oscillation. Vibration mechanics has been studied for a longAveraged dynamics of two-phase media in a vibration field Arthur V. Straubea Department of Physics
Seminario de Estadstica e Investigacin Operativa "Tree, web and average web value for
Tradacete, Pedro
Seminario de Estadística e Investigación Operativa "Tree, web and average web value for cycle solution concepts, called web values, are introduced axiomatically, each one with respect to some specific recursive algorithms to calculate them. Additionally the efficiency and stability of web values are studied
Asymptotic scaling corrections in QCD with Wilson fermions from the 3-loop average plaquette
B. Alles; A. Feo; H. Panagopoulos
1998-01-23
We calculate the 3-loop perturbative expansion of the average plaquette in lattice QCD with N_f massive Wilson fermions and gauge group SU(N). The corrections to asymptotic scaling in the corresponding energy scheme are also evaluated. We have also improved the accuracy of the already known pure gluonic results at 2 and 3 loops.
Effects of nuclear structure on average angular momentum in subbarrier fusion
A. B. Balantekin; J. R. Bennett; S. Kuyucak
1994-07-21
We investigate the effects of nuclear quadrupole and hexadecapole couplings on the average angular momentum in sub-barrier fusion reactions. This quantity could provide a probe for nuclear shapes, distinguishing between prolate vs. oblate quadrupole and positive vs. negative hexadecapole couplings. We describe the data in the O + Sm system and discuss heavier systems where shape effects become more pronounced.
Engines of culture : learning from the unique public realm of the long distance train
Sherman, Danya
2015-01-01
The Long Distance American Train is a unique, meaningful, and somewhat mysterious site. These ephemeral, mobile societies exhibit remarkable qualities, including intensive interactions with strangers, conviviality amongst ...
Anomalous expansion of the copper-apical-oxygen distance in supercondu...
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Long distance symmetries for nuclear forces and the similarity renormalization group
Szpigel, S.; Timoteo, V. S.; Arriola, E. R.
2013-03-25
In this work we study the emergence of long distance symmetries for nuclear forces within the framework of the similarity renormalization group approach.
Single-photon frequency upconversion for long-distance quantum teleportation and communication
Albot?, Marius A., 1974-
2006-01-01
Entanglement generation, single-photon detection, and frequency translation that preserves the polarization quantum state of the photons are essential technologies for long distance quantum communication protocols. This ...
Libby, J.; Malde, S.; Powell, A.; Wilkinson, G.; Asner, David M.; Bonvicini, Giovanni; Briere, R. A.; Gershon, T.; Naik, P.; Pedlar, Todd K.; Rademacker, J.; Ricciardi, S.; Thomas, C.
2014-07-14
New determination of the D0!K?!+!0 and D0!K?!+!+!? coherence factors and average strong-phase differences
The Adjoint Method Applied to Time-Distance Helioseismology
Shravan Hanasoge; Aaron Birch; Laurent Gizon; Jeroen Tromp
2011-05-21
For a given {\\it misfit function}, a specified optimality measure of a model, its gradient describes the manner in which one may alter properties of the system to march towards a stationary point. The adjoint method, arising from partial-differential-equation-constrained optimization, describes a means of extracting derivatives of a misfit function with respect to model parameters through finite computation. It relies on the accurate calculation of wavefields that are driven by two types of sources, namely the average wave-excitation spectrum, resulting in the {\\it forward wavefield}, and differences between predictions and observations, resulting in an {\\it adjoint wavefield}. All sensitivity kernels relevant to a given measurement emerge directly from the evaluation of an interaction integral involving these wavefields. The technique facilitates computation of sensitivity kernels (Fr\\'{e}chet derivatives) relative to three-dimensional heterogeneous background models, thereby paving the way for non-linear iterative inversions. An algorithm to perform such inversions using as many observations as desired is discussed.
Reconciliation of the Surface Brightness Fluctuations and Type Ia Supernovae Distance Scales
Edward A. Ajhar; John L. Tonry; John P. Blakeslee; Adam G. Riess; Brian P. Schmidt
2001-05-21
We present Hubble Space Telescope measurements of surface brightness fluctuations (SBF) distances to early-type galaxies that have hosted Type Ia supernovae (SNIa). The agreement in the relative SBF and SNIa multicolor light curve shape and delta-m_15 distances is excellent. There is no systematic scale error with distance, and previous work has shown that SBF and SNIa give consistent ties to the Hubble flow. However, we confirm a systematic offset of about 0.25 mag in the distance zero points of the two methods, and we trace this offset to their respective Cepheid calibrations. SBF has in the past been calibrated with Cepheid distances from the H_0 Key Project team, while SNIa have been calibrated with Cepheid distances from the team composed of Sandage, Saha, and collaborators. When the two methods are calibrated in a consistent way, their distances are in superb agreement. Until the conflict over the ``long'' and ``short'' extragalactic Cepheid distances among many galaxies is resolved, we cannot definitively constrain the Hubble constant to better than about 10%, even leaving aside the additional uncertainty in the distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud, common to both Cepheid scales. However, recent theoretical SBF predictions from stellar population models favor the Key Project Cepheid scale, while the theoretical SNIa calibration lies between the long and short scales. In addition, while the current SBF distance to M31/M32 is in good agreement with the RR Lyrae and red giant branch distances, calibrating SBF with the longer Cepheid scale would introduce a 0.3 mag offset with respect to the RR Lyrae scale.
Renormalization, averaging, conservation laws and AdS (in)stability
Ben Craps; Oleg Evnin; Joris Vanhoof
2015-01-19
We continue our analytic investigations of non-linear spherically symmetric perturbations around the anti-de Sitter background in gravity-scalar field systems, and focus on conservation laws restricting the (perturbatively) slow drift of energy between the different normal modes due to non-linearities. We discover two conservation laws in addition to the energy conservation previously discussed in relation to AdS instability. A similar set of three conservation laws was previously noted for a self-interacting scalar field in a non-dynamical AdS background, and we highlight the similarities of this system to the fully dynamical case of gravitational instability. The nature of these conservation laws is best understood through an appeal to averaging methods which allow one to derive an effective Lagrangian or Hamiltonian description of the slow energy transfer between the normal modes. The conservation laws in question then follow from explicit symmetries of this averaged effective theory.
Gatling gun: high average polarized current injector for eRHIC
Litvinenko, V.N.
2010-01-01
This idea was originally developed in 2001 for, at that time, an ERL-based (and later recirculating-ring) electron-ion collider at JLab. Naturally the same idea is applicable for any gun requiring current exceeding capability of a single cathode. ERL-based eRHIC is one of such cases. This note related to eRHIC was prepared at Duke University in February 2003. In many case photo-injectors can have a limited average current - it is especially true about polarized photo-guns. It is know that e-RHIC requires average polarized electron current well above currently demonstrated by photo-injectors - hence combining currents from multiple guns is can be useful option for eRHIC.
Orbit-averaged guiding-center Fokker-Planck operator for numerical applications
Decker, J.; Peysson, Y.; Duthoit, F.-X. [IRFM, CEA, F-13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France); Brizard, A. J. [Department of Chemistry and Physics, Saint Michael's College, Colchester, Vermont 05439 (United States)
2010-11-15
A guiding-center Fokker-Planck operator is derived in a coordinate system that is well suited for the implementation in a numerical code. This differential operator is transformed such that it can commute with the orbit-averaging operation. Thus, in the low-collisionality approximation, a three-dimensional Fokker-Planck evolution equation for the orbit-averaged distribution function in a space of invariants is obtained. This transformation is applied to a collision operator with nonuniform isotropic field particles. Explicit neoclassical collisional transport diffusion and convection coefficients are derived, and analytical expressions are obtained in the thin orbit approximation. To illustrate this formalism and validate our results, the bootstrap current is analytically calculated in the Lorentz limit.
Ick! The average person sheds 1.5 lbs of skin
Cantlon, Jessica F.
. Be nice to your head.Be nice to your head.Be nice to your head.Be nice to your head. Fight Frizz: Tame dry; pale, whitish nails could be a sign of anemia (low iron level in the blood). · Ingrown toenails may or her head! Most people lose 50-100 hairs per day. - Hair grows an average of 9 inches per year. - Hair
Coupling of an average-atom model with a collisional-radiative equilibrium model
Faussurier, G. Blancard, C.; Cossé, P.
2014-11-15
We present a method to combine a collisional-radiative equilibrium model and an average-atom model to calculate bound and free electron wavefunctions in hot dense plasmas by taking into account screening. This approach allows us to calculate electrical resistivity and thermal conductivity as well as pressure in non local thermodynamic equilibrium plasmas. Illustrations of the method are presented for dilute titanium plasma.
Near-UV to near-IR disk-averaged Earth's reflectance spectra
S. Hamdani; L. Arnold; C. Foellmi; J. Berthier; D. Briot; P. Francois; P. Riaud; J. Schneider
2005-10-20
We report 320 to 1020nm disk-averaged Earth reflectance spectra obtained from Moon's Earthshine observations with the EMMI spectrograph on the NTT at ESO La Silla (Chile). The spectral signatures of Earth atmosphere and ground vegetation are observed. A vegetation red-edge of up to 9% is observed on Europe and Africa and ~2% upon Pacific Ocean. The spectra also show that Earth is a blue planet when Rayleigh scattering dominates, or totally white when the cloud cover is large.
Evaluating cumulative ascent: Mountain biking meets Mandelbrot
D. C. Rapaport
2011-03-10
The problem of determining total distance ascended during a mountain bike trip is addressed. Altitude measurements are obtained from GPS receivers utilizing both GPS-based and barometric altitude data, with data averaging used to reduce fluctuations. The estimation process is sensitive to the degree of averaging, and is related to the well-known question of determining coastline length. Barometric-based measurements prove more reliable, due to their insensitivity to GPS altitude fluctuations.
Average balance equations, scale dependence, and energy cascade for granular materials
Riccardo Artoni; Patrick Richard
2015-03-09
A new averaging method linking discrete to continuum variables of granular materials is developed and used to derive average balance equations. Its novelty lies in the choice of the decomposition between mean values and fluctuations of properties which takes into account the effect of gradients. Thanks to a local homogeneity hypothesis, whose validity is discussed, simplified balance equations are obtained. This original approach solves the problem of dependence of some variables on the size of the averaging domain obtained in previous approaches which can lead to huge relative errors (several hundred percentages). It also clearly separates affine and nonaffine fields in the balance equations. The resulting energy cascade picture is discussed, with a particular focus on unidirectional steady and fully developed flows for which it appears that the contact terms are dissipated locally unlike the kinetic terms which contribute to a nonlocal balance. Application of the method is demonstrated in the determination of the macroscopic properties such as volume fraction, velocity, stress, and energy of a simple shear flow, where the discrete results are generated by means of discrete particle simulation.
Virtual Classroom Extension for Effective Distance Education Radu Dondera, Chun Jia, Voicu Popescu,
Nita-Rotaru, Cristina
1 Virtual Classroom Extension for Effective Distance Education Radu Dondera, Chun Jia, Voicu to deliver quality education remotely. The system relies exclusively on commodity components, therefore it can be deployed in any classroom to allow any course to offer distance education seats. Keywords I.3
Calculations of protective action distance for toxic chemical spills using nomographs
Lee, L.G.; Vail, J.A.; Gibeault, G.L.
1995-04-01
This document was produced for emergency use following a spill of liquid gas or finely divided solid (<100 micron) toxic chemicals. The information on the next few pages was kept deliberately terse and is limited to data and graphic aids needed for calculation of plume distance (protective action distance). All supporting material is provided as Appendices.
McAuley, Derek
distance of climate change in these effects. Method Study 1 (N=370) was a cross-sectional study. Participants filled in measures of their values and goals, psychological distance of climate change, and environmental behaviors. Study 2 (N=120) was a web-based experiment. A pre-test at the point of recruitment
MEASURING AN ERUPTIVE PROMINENCE AT LARGE DISTANCES FROM THE SUN. I. IONIZATION AND EARLY EVOLUTION
Howard, Tim
MEASURING AN ERUPTIVE PROMINENCE AT LARGE DISTANCES FROM THE SUN. I. IONIZATION AND EARLY EVOLUTION characteristics at it moves away from the Sun. The prominence reaches complete ionization, or at least a state for an accompanying paper that reports on measurements of the prominence at large distances from the Sun using
TIME-DISTANCE HELIOSEISMOLOGY: NOISE ESTIMATION L. Gizon and A. C. Birch
Gizon, Laurent
TIME-DISTANCE HELIOSEISMOLOGY: NOISE ESTIMATION L. Gizon and A. C. Birch W. W. Hansen Experimental ABSTRACT As in global helioseismology, the dominant source of noise in time-distance helioseismology oscillations. Characterizing noise is important for the interpretation and inversion of time
Portal-Based True-Distance Heuristics for Path Finding Meir Goldenberg
Schaeffer, Jonathan
Portal-Based True-Distance Heuristics for Path Finding Meir Goldenberg Information Systems. In this paper, we introduce a new TDH, the portal-based heuristic. The domain is partitioned into regions and portals between regions are identified. True distances be- tween all pairs of portals are stored and used
An RFID Distance Bounding Gerhard P. Hancke and Markus G. Kuhn
Hancke, Gerhard
range Used to link an item or person to a location An RFID Distance Bounding Protocol p. #12;Relay application layer security protocols An RFID Distance Bounding Protocol p. #12;Relay attack demonstration Proxy Token 14443 A/B test card circuit Signal processing with discrete components Duplex RF link Proxy
On the Impact of Energy Dissipation Model on Characteristic Distance in Wireless Networks
Hossain, Ashraf
2011-01-01
In this paper we investigate the dependency of characteristic distance on energy dissipation model. Both the many-to-one and any-to-any communication paradigm have been presented for performance analysis. Characteristic distance has been derived for three different cases. This study will be useful for designing an energy-efficient wireless network where nodes are energy-constrained.
Fast NJ-like algorithms to deal with incomplete distance matrices
Criscuolo, Alexis; Gascuel, Olivier
2008-03-26
.0617 0.0687 0.0552 0.0555 0.074 20 0.0503 0.0600 0.0682 0.0560 0.0509 0.189 In the medium-level combination, distance matrices are directly estimated from each of the genes and then combined (using SDM) into the distance supermatrix. Topolological...
Ages of globular clusters: breaking the age-distance degeneracy with the luminosity function
Paolo Padoan; Raul Jimenez
1996-03-14
We extend our previous method to determine globular cluster ages using the luminosity function (Jimenez \\& Padoan 1996). We show that the luminosity function depends on both age and distance modulus and that it is possible to distinguish between the two. This method provides at the same time independent determinations of distance and age of a GC by simply counting the number of stars found inside specified luminosity bins. The main uncertainties in other traditional methods for determining GCs ages are absent (e.g. mixing length, color-$T_{\\rm eff}$ calibration, morphology of the color-magnitude diagram ). The distance modulus is the biggest uncertainty in determining the age of GCs. Here we show that the age can be determined with small uncertainty for any value of distance modulus using the LF and that the LF allows a determination of the distance modulus itself. This is explained by the fact that the luminosity function is affected by a change in distance-modulus in a way that is different from its time evolution. If GC stellar counts with statistical errors not larger than $3\\%$ are available, the age can be determined with an uncertainty of about 0.4 Gyr (independent of distance modulus, mixing length and color calibration) and the distance modulus with an uncertainty of about 0.04 mag.
Bounds for the Distance Dependence of Correlation Functions of Entangled Photons in Waveguides
Andrei Khrennikov; Borje Nilsson; Sven Nordebo; Igor Volovich
2011-05-30
The distance dependence of the probability of observing two photons in a waveguide is investigated. The Glauber correlation functions of the entangled photons in waveguides are considered and the spatial and temporal dependence of the correlation functions is evaluated. We derive upper bounds to the distance dependence of the probability of observing two photons. These inequalities should be possible to observe in experiments.
Choosing Good Distance Metrics and Local Planners for Probabilistic Roadmap Methods \\Lambda
Dale, Lucia K.
Choosing Good Distance Metrics and Local Planners for Probabilistic Roadmap Methods \\Lambda Nancy M evaluation of different distance metrics and local planners within the con text of probabilistic roadmap planners for use in motion planning methods, particularly probabilistic roadmap methods. Our study
Internet TV: Implications for the long distance network A. M. Odlyzko
Odlyzko, Andrew M.
Internet TV: Implications for the long distance network A. M. Odlyzko AT&T Labs - Research amo TV to the Internet is likely to have little impact on the long distance network. The main reason of Internet backbones far beyond that required to carry all the broadcast TV signals. There will continue
Fast Jacobi-type Algorithm for Computing Distances Between Linear Dynamical Systems
Vidal, René
Fast Jacobi-type Algorithm for Computing Distances Between Linear Dynamical Systems Nicolas D Jacobi-type algorithm that solves this problem. Each step of the algorithm is equivalent to finding, in this paper, we introduce a fast and accurate Jacobi-type algorithm for computing alignment distances. Our
Lombardi, John R.
Transition Metal Dimer Internuclear Distances from Measured Force Constants Joseph L. Jules distances, have been extended to the transition metal dimers to test which one gives the most accurate fit's and Guggenheimer's for the transition metal dimers. Although Pauling's rule gives the best results, the remarkable
AN INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGY FOR LONG DISTANCE LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Peng, Yun
1 AN INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGY FOR LONG DISTANCE LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Hyunbo Cho will continue to grow. That trade depends on many intercontinental, long-distance, logistics partners. Those) ensure interoperability among logistics applications; (2) provide shipment visibility to all trading
Nelson, C.; Mahoney, A.R.
1986-06-01
A significant drop in production efficiency has occurred over time at the Solar One facility at Barstow, California, primarily as a result of the degradation of the Pyromark Series 2500 black paint used as the absorptive coating on the receiver panels. As part of the investigation of the problem, the solar-averaged adsorptance properties of the paint were determined as a function of vitrification temperature, since it is known that a significant amount of the panel surface area at Solar One was vitrified at temperatures below those recommended by the paint manufacturer (540/sup 0/C, 1000/sup 0/F). Painted samples initially vitrified at 230/sup 0/C (450/sup 0/F), 315/sup 0/C (600/sup 0/F), 371/sup 0/C (700/sup 0/F), and 480/sup 0/C (900/sup 0/F) exhibited significantly lower solar-averaged absorptance values (0.02 absorptance units) compared to samples vitrified at 540/sup 0/C (1000/sup 0/F). Thus, Solar One began its service life below optimal levels. After 140 h of thermal aging at 370/sup 0/C (700/sup 0/F) and 540/sup 0/C (1000/sup 0/F), all samples regardless of their initial vitrification temperatures, attained the same solar-averaged absorptance value (..cap alpha../sub s/ = 0.973). Therefore, both the long-term low-temperature vitrification and the short-term high-temperature vitrification can be used to obtain optimal or near-optimal absorptance of solar flux. Futher thermal aging of vitrified samples did not result in paint degradation, clearly indicating that high solar flux is required to produce this phenomenon. The panels at Solar One never achieved optimal absorptance because their exposure to high solar flux negated the effect of long-term low-temperature vitrification during operation. On future central receiver projects, every effort should be made to properly vitrify the Pyromark coating before its exposure to high flux conditions.
Average Price (Cents/kilowatthour) by State by Provider, 1990-2014
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Compact formulas for bounce/transit averaging in axisymmetric tokamak geometry
Duthoit, F -X; Hahm, T S
2014-01-01
Compact formulas for bounce and transit orbit averaging of the fluctuation-amplitude eikonal factor in axisymmetric tokamak geometry, which is frequently encountered in bounce-gyrokinetic description of microturbulence, are given in terms of the Jacobi elliptic functions and elliptic integrals. These formulas are readily applicable to the calculation of the neoclassical susceptibility in the framework of modern bounce-gyrokinetic theory. In the long-wavelength limit, we recover the expression for the Rosenbluth-Hinton residual zonal flow [Rosenbluth and Hinton, Phys.~Rev.~Lett.~{\\bf 80}, 724 (1998)] accurately.
Method and system for modulation of gain suppression in high average power laser systems
Bayramian, Andrew James (Manteca, CA)
2012-07-31
A high average power laser system with modulated gain suppression includes an input aperture associated with a first laser beam extraction path and an output aperture associated with the first laser beam extraction path. The system also includes a pinhole creation laser having an optical output directed along a pinhole creation path and an absorbing material positioned along both the first laser beam extraction path and the pinhole creation path. The system further includes a mechanism operable to translate the absorbing material in a direction crossing the first laser beam extraction laser path and a controller operable to modulate the second laser beam.
Properties of a new average power Nd-doped phosphate laser glass
Payne, S.A.; Marshall, C.D.; Bayramian, A.J.; Wilke, G.D.; Hayden, J.S.
1995-03-09
The Nd-doped phosphate laser glass described herein can withstand 2.3 times greater thermal loading without fracture, compared to APG-1 (commercially-available average-power glass from Schott Glass Technologies). The enhanced thermal loading capability is established on the basis of the intrinsic thermomechanical properties and by direct thermally-induced fracture experiments using Ar-ion laser heating of the samples. This Nd-doped phosphate glass (referred to as APG-t) is found to be characterized by a 29% lower gain cross section and a 25% longer low-concentration emission lifetime.
Laser properties of an improved average-power Nd-doped phosphate glass
Payne, S.A.; Marshall, C.D.; Bayramian, A.J.
1995-03-15
The Nd-doped phosphate laser glass described herein can withstand 2.3 times greater thermal loading without fracture, compared to APG-1 (commercially-available average-power glass from Schott Glass Technologies). The enhanced thermal loading capability is established on the basis of the intrinsic thermomechanical properties (expansion, conduction, fracture toughness, and Young`s modulus), and by direct thermally-induced fracture experiments using Ar-ion laser heating of the samples. This Nd-doped phosphate glass (referred to as APG-t) is found to be characterized by a 29% lower gain cross section and a 25% longer low-concentration emission lifetime.
Average and recommended half-life values for two neutrino double beta decay: upgrade'05
A. S. Barabash
2006-02-17
All existing ``positive'' results on two neutrino double beta decay in different nuclei were analyzed. Using the procedure recommended by the Particle Data Group, weighted average values for half-lives of $^{48}$Ca, $^{76}$Ge, $^{82}$Se, $^{96}$Zr, $^{100}$Mo, $^{100}$Mo - $^{100}$Ru ($0^+_1$), $^{116}$Cd, $^{150}$Nd, $^{150}$Nd - $^{150}$Sm ($0^+_1$) and $^{238}$U were obtained. Existing geochemical data were analyzed and recommended values for half-lives of $^{128}$Te, $^{130}$Te and $^{130}$Ba are proposed. We recommend the use of these results as presently the most precise and reliable values for half-lives.
Average and recommended half-life values for two neutrino double beta decay: upgrade-09
A. S. Barabash
2009-08-28
All existing ``positive'' results on two neutrino double beta decay in different nuclei were analyzed. Using the procedure recommended by the Particle Data Group, weighted average values for half-lives of $^{48}$Ca, $^{76}$Ge, $^{82}$Se, $^{96}$Zr, $^{100}$Mo, $^{100}$Mo - $^{100}$Ru ($0^+_1$), $^{116}$Cd, $^{130}$Te, $^{150}$Nd, $^{150}$Nd - $^{150}$Sm ($0^+_1$) and $^{238}$U were obtained. Existing geochemical data were analyzed and recommended values for half-lives of $^{128}$Te, $^{130}$Te and $^{130}$Ba are proposed. We recommend the use of these results as presently the most precise and reliable values for half-lives.
Average (RECOMMENDED) Half-Life Values for Two Neutrino Double Beta Decay
A. S. Barabash
2002-03-01
All existing "positive" results on two neutrino double beta decay in different nuclei were analyzed. Using procedure recommended by Particle Data Group weighted average values for half-lives of $^{48}$Ca, $^{76}$Ge, $^{82}$Se, $^{96}$Zr, $^{100}$Mo, $^{100}$Mo - $^{100}$Ru ($0^+_1$), $^{116}$Cd, $^{150}$Nd and $^{238}$U were obtained. Existing geochemical data were analyzed and recommended values for half-lives of $^{128}$Te and $^{130}$Te are proposed. We recommend to use these results as most precise and reliable values for half-lives at this moment.
R. J. van den Hoogen
2009-09-01
A formalism for analyzing the complete set of field equations describing Macroscopic Gravity is presented. Using this formalism, a cosmological solution to the Macroscopic Gravity equations is determined. It is found that if a particular segment of the connection correlation tensor is zero and if the macroscopic geometry is described by a flat Robertson-Walker metric, then the effective correction to the averaged Einstein Field equations of General Relativity i.e., the backreaction, is equivalent to a positive spatial curvature term. This investigation completes the analysis of [Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 95, 151102, (2005)] and the formalism developed provides a possible basis for future studies.
Comaskey, Brian J. (Walnut Creek, CA); Ault, Earl R. (Livermore, CA); Kuklo, Thomas C. (Oakdale, CA)
2005-07-05
A high average power, low optical distortion laser gain media is based on a flowing liquid media. A diode laser pumping device with tailored irradiance excites the laser active atom, ion or molecule within the liquid media. A laser active component of the liquid media exhibits energy storage times longer than or comparable to the thermal optical response time of the liquid. A circulation system that provides a closed loop for mixing and circulating the lasing liquid into and out of the optical cavity includes a pump, a diffuser, and a heat exchanger. A liquid flow gain cell includes flow straighteners and flow channel compression.
Specification of optical components for a high average-power laser environment
Taylor, J.R.; Chow, R.; Rinmdahl, K.A.; Willis, J.B.; Wong, J.N.
1997-06-25
Optical component specifications for the high-average-power lasers and transport system used in the Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation (AVLIS) plant must address demanding system performance requirements. The need for high performance optics has to be balanced against the practical desire to reduce the supply risks of cost and schedule. This is addressed in optical system design, careful planning with the optical industry, demonstration of plant quality parts, qualification of optical suppliers and processes, comprehensive procedures for evaluation and test, and a plan for corrective action.
Near-UV to near-IR disk-averaged Earth's spectra from Moon's Earthshine observations
S. Hamdani; L. Arnold; C. Foellmi; J. Berthier; D. Briot; P. Francois; P. Riaud; J. Schneider
2005-10-13
We discuss a series of Earthshine spectra obtained with the NTT/EMMI instrument between 320nm and 1020nm with a resolution of R~450 in the blue and R~250 in the red. These ascending and descending Moon's Earthshine spectra taken from Chile give disk-averaged spectra for two different Earth's phases. The spectra show the ozone (Huggins and Chappuis bands), oxygen and water vapour absorption bands, and also the stronger Rayleigh scattering in the blue. Removing the known telluric absorptions reveals a spectral feature around 700nm which is attributed to the vegetation stronger reflectivity in the near-IR, so-called vegetation red-edge.
Table 7.5 Average Prices of Selected Purchased Energy Sources, 2002
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Table 7.1 Average Prices of Purchased Energy Sources, 2010
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Table 5.13. U.S. Average Vehicle-Miles Traveled by Vehicle Fuel
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Table 5.15. U.S. Average Vehicle-Miles Traveled by Vehicle
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Average U.S. household to spend $710 less on gasoline during 2015
Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)
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Averages of B-Hadron, C-Hadron, and tau-lepton properties as of early 2012
Amhis, Y.; et al.
2012-07-01
This article reports world averages of measurements of b-hadron, c-hadron, and tau-lepton properties obtained by the Heavy Flavor Averaging Group (HFAG) using results available through the end of 2011. In some cases results available in the early part of 2012 are included. For the averaging, common input parameters used in the various analyses are adjusted (rescaled) to common values, and known correlations are taken into account. The averages include branching fractions, lifetimes, neutral meson mixing parameters, CP violation parameters, parameters of semileptonic decays and CKM matrix elements.
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Excel file with dataset for Fact #851: December 15, 2014 The Average Number of Gears used in Transmissions Continues to Rise
Cambonie, Tristan
2014-01-01
Volumetric velocimetry measurements have been performed on a round jet in crossflow (JICF). Two kind of conditional averaging process are presented : a global conditional average (GCA) and a local conditional average (LCA). Vortices crossing the JICF symmetry plane are used to quantify the jet pseudo-periodicity leading to the GCA and LCA definitions. Because they make possible to improve the velocity field resolution as well as to significantly reduce the experimental noise, these conditional averages are an interesting and efficient way to study the instantaneous swirling structures of this instantaneous flow.
An Approximate Analytical Algorithm for Evaluating the Distances in a Dark Energy Dominated Universe
T. Wickramasinghe
2007-12-05
The most recent cosmological observations indicate that the present universe is flat and vacuum dominated. In such a universe, the distance measurements are always difficult and involve numerical computations. In this paper, it is shown that the most fundamental distance measurement of cosmology, the luminosity distance, for such a universe can be obtained in an approximate analytical way with very small errors of less than 0.02% up to %z = 5$ for any value of vacuum energy. The analytical calculation is shown to be exceedingly efficient, as compared to the traditional numerical methods.
An evaluation of inductance loop detector lead length and optimal speed trap distance
Hamm, Robert Alan
1994-01-01
component of freeway management systems is the inductance loop detector. This research effort evaluated the use of inductance loop detectors in a freeway management situation to determine maximum permissible lead lengths and an optimal speed trap distance...
Reuse Distance Based Circuit Replacement in Silicon Photonic Interconnection Networks for HPC
Bergman, Keren
-scale distance, can help to further scale data-movement capabilities in high performance computing (HPC demands within high performance computing (HPC) systems. Silicon photonic (SiP) interconnects [1-3], which
Connes distance function on fuzzy sphere and the connection between geometry and statistics
Devi, Yendrembam Chaoba Chakraborty, Biswajit; Prajapat, Shivraj; Mukhopadhyay, Aritra K.; Scholtz, Frederik G.
2015-04-15
An algorithm to compute Connes spectral distance, adaptable to the Hilbert-Schmidt operatorial formulation of non-commutative quantum mechanics, was developed earlier by introducing the appropriate spectral triple and used to compute infinitesimal distances in the Moyal plane, revealing a deep connection between geometry and statistics. In this paper, using the same algorithm, the Connes spectral distance has been calculated in the Hilbert-Schmidt operatorial formulation for the fuzzy sphere whose spatial coordinates satisfy the su(2) algebra. This has been computed for both the discrete and the Perelemov’s SU(2) coherent state. Here also, we get a connection between geometry and statistics which is shown by computing the infinitesimal distance between mixed states on the quantum Hilbert space of a particular fuzzy sphere, indexed by n ? ?/2.
Accident causation study on roadways with limited sight distance crest vertical curves
Stoddard, Angela May
1994-01-01
reflect the driver and vehicle population currently on the transportation network. An accident causation study was conducted to determine if roadways with limited stopping sight distance present a safety hazard for the transportation network. Rural two...
Mary A. Favret, War at a Distance: Romanticism and the Making of Modern Wartime: a Review
Jackson, Noel B.
2010-01-01
Mary Favret’s War at a Distance: Romanticism and the Making of Modern Wartime is a brilliant, beautifully written book on the experience of war in British Romantic writing. Offering intricate close readings of Cowper, ...
Using Semantic Similarity to Predict Angle and Distance of Objects in Images
Davies, Jim
sterling@sterlingsomers .com Jonathan GagnÃ© Dept. Systems Design Engineering University of Waterloo 200Using Semantic Similarity to Predict Angle and Distance of Objects in Images Sterling Somers
Measuring Type Ia Supernova Distances and Redshifts From Their Multi-band Light Curves
Kim, Alex G.; Miquel, Ramon
2007-01-01
curve, http://supernovae.in2p3.fr/ ? guy/salt/index.htmlfor large numbers of supernovae; so many that it would becosmology:distance scale, supernovae:general Introduction
Perceptions of Administrators on the Use of Distance Education in Texas Public Schools
Rabroker, Raymond Bernard Jr.
2012-02-14
to the implementation of distance education. The study included a series of 17 interviews with school principals and superintendents. Based on these interviews, a survey instrument was developed and sent to a larger sample of administrators. The sample population...
The development of an instrument to assess student opinions of the quality of distance education
Chaney, Elizabeth Hensleigh
2009-05-15
; and, (3) to develop an instrument to assess student opinions of the quality of distance education. Dillman's (2000) steps of pretesting and the instrument development framework in the Standards (1999) were used, and data were collected from students...
KINEMATIC DISTANCES TO MOLECULAR CLOUDS IDENTIFIED IN THE GALACTIC RING SURVEY
Roman-Duval, Julia
Kinematic distances to 750 molecular clouds identified in the [superscript 13]CO J = 1 ? 0 Boston University-Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory Galactic Ring Survey (GRS) are derived assuming the Clemens rotation ...
Finite Prime Distance Graphs and 2-Odd Graphs Joshua D. Laison, Colin Starr, and Andrea Walker
Laison, Josh
that trees, cycles, and bipartite graphs are prime distance graphs, and that Dutch windmill graphs and paper, Vinogradov's Theorem, and Ramar´e's Theorem, respectively; and we show that Dutch windmill graphs and paper
Efficient and private distance approximation in the communication and streaming models
Woodruff, David Paul, 1980-
2007-01-01
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 ...
Detailed spectroscopic analysis of SN 1987A: The distance to the LMC using the SEAM method
2002-01-01
D. & Branch, D. 1990, in Supernovae, ed. J. C. Wheeler & T.of determining distances to supernovae. We ?nd that thealso suggest that Type IIP supernovae will be most useful as
Effects of symbol type and numerical distance on the human event-related potential
2010-01-01
face process- ing: An ERP study. Clinical Neurophysiology,J. , & Pernier, J. (1999). ERP manifestations of processingP300 compo- nent of the ERP re?ects the symbolic distance
of as a distributed transparency projector. The teacher can project transparencies on the screens of the students committees (European Round Table, IRDAC, etc.), is by flexible and distance education methods exploiting
Villalobos Peñ alosa, Patricia
2009-05-15
The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument for assessing distance learning readiness of institutions in Latin America for international projects of food and agriculture with higher education institutions in the ...
Reilly, Anne
Pulsed laser deposition with a high average power free electron laser: Benefits of subpicosecond 2002 We have conducted experiments exploring pulsed laser deposition of thin films using the high average power Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility Free Electron Laser. The combination
Choi, Joon Ho
2007-04-25
of indoor daylight variables in type A from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. ...........................................................97 xiii TABLE Page 36 Summary of the average values of indoor... daylight variables in type B from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.............................................................98 37 Significant ALOS comparisons and average illuminance between SE and NW...
Medium term municipal solid waste generation prediction by autoregressive integrated moving average
Younes, Mohammad K.; Nopiah, Z. M.; Basri, Noor Ezlin A.; Basri, Hassan
2014-09-12
Generally, solid waste handling and management are performed by municipality or local authority. In most of developing countries, local authorities suffer from serious solid waste management (SWM) problems and insufficient data and strategic planning. Thus it is important to develop robust solid waste generation forecasting model. It helps to proper manage the generated solid waste and to develop future plan based on relatively accurate figures. In Malaysia, solid waste generation rate increases rapidly due to the population growth and new consumption trends that characterize the modern life style. This paper aims to develop monthly solid waste forecasting model using Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA), such model is applicable even though there is lack of data and will help the municipality properly establish the annual service plan. The results show that ARIMA (6,1,0) model predicts monthly municipal solid waste generation with root mean square error equals to 0.0952 and the model forecast residuals are within accepted 95% confident interval.
Average and recommended half-life values for two neutrino double beta decay: Upgrade-2013
Barabash, A. S. [Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, B. Cheremushkinskaya 25, 117218 Moscow (Russian Federation)
2013-12-30
All existing positive results on two neutrino double beta decay in different nuclei were analyzed. Using the procedure recommended by the Particle Data Group, weighted average values for half-lives of {sup 48}Ca, {sup 76}Ge, {sup 82}Se, {sup 96}Zr, {sup 100}Mo, {sup 100}Mo?{sup 100}Ru (0{sub 1}{sup +}), {sup 116}Cd, {sup 130}Te, {sup 136}Xe, {sup 150}Nd, {sup 150}Nd?{sup 150}Sm (0{sub 1}{sup +}) and {sup 238}U were obtained. Existing geochemical data were analyzed and recommended values for half-lives of {sup 128}Te and {sup 130}Ba are proposed. I recommend the use of these results as the most currently reliable values for half-lives.
Whitworth, Julia [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Stewart, Bill [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Cuthbertson, Abigail [DOE
2011-01-20
As part of its ongoing efforts to revise the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) current position on blending to be risk-informed and performance based and its current review of the low-level waste classification codified in 10 CFR 61.55, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has stated that it may review the 1995 'Branch Technical Position on Concentration Averaging and Encapsulation' (BTP), which is still commonly used today. Such a review will have timely advantages, given the lack of commercial disposal availability within the United States for radioactive sealed sources that are in wide beneficial use across the country. The current application of the BTP guidance has resulted in an effective cap on commercial disposal for sources larger than 1.1 TBq (30 Ci). This paper will analyze how the BTP has been implemented with respect to sealed sources, what the implications have been for commercial disposal availability, and whether alternative packaging configurations could be considered for disposal.
ARECIBO MULTI-FREQUENCY TIME-ALIGNED PULSAR AVERAGE-PROFILE AND POLARIZATION DATABASE
Hankins, Timothy H. [Physics Department, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM 87801 (United States); Rankin, Joanna M. [Physics Department, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401 (United States)], E-mail: thankins@nrao.edu, E-mail: Joanna.Rankin@uvm.edu
2010-01-15
We present Arecibo time-aligned, total intensity profiles for 46 pulsars over an unusually wide range of radio frequencies and multi-frequency, polarization-angle density diagrams, and/or polarization profiles for 57 pulsars at some or all of the frequencies 50, 111/130, 430, and 1400 MHz. The frequency-dependent dispersion delay has been removed in order to align the profiles for study of their spectral evolution, and wherever possible the profiles of each pulsar are displayed on the same longitude scale. Most of the pulsars within Arecibo's declination range that are sufficiently bright for such spectral or single pulse analysis are included in this survey. The calibrated single pulse sequences and average profiles are available by web download for further study.
Measurement of average density and relative volumes in a dispersed two-phase fluid
Sreepada, Sastry R. (Clifton Park, NY); Rippel, Robert R. (late of Scotia, NY)
1992-01-01
An apparatus and a method are disclosed for measuring the average density and relative volumes in an essentially transparent, dispersed two-phase fluid. A laser beam with a diameter no greater than 1% of the diameter of the bubbles, droplets, or particles of the dispersed phase is directed onto a diffraction grating. A single-order component of the diffracted beam is directed through the two-phase fluid and its refraction is measured. Preferably, the refracted beam exiting the fluid is incident upon a optical filter with linearly varing optical density and the intensity of the filtered beam is measured. The invention can be combined with other laser-based measurement systems, e.g., laser doppler anemometry.
Derrien, H
2004-05-27
Average values of the neutron total cross sections of {sup 233}U, {sup 235}U, {sup 238}U, and {sup 239}Pu have been obtained in the unresolved resonance energy range from high-resolution transmission measurements performed at ORELA in the past two decades. The cross sections were generated by correcting the effective total cross sections for the self-shielding effects due to the resonance structure of the data. The self-shielding factors were found by calculating the effective and true cross sections with the computer code SAMMY for the same Doppler and resolution conditions as for the transmission measurements, using an appropriate set of resonance parameters. Our results are compared to results of previous measurements and to the current ENDF/B-VI data.
Angular Averaged Profiling of the Radial Electric Field in Compensated FTICR Cells
Tolmachev, Aleksey V.; Robinson, Errol W.; Wu, Si; Smith, Richard D.; Futrell, Jean H.; Pasa-Tolic, Ljiljana
2012-05-08
A recent publication from this laboratory (1) reported a theoretical analysis comparing approaches for creating harmonic ICR cells. We considered two examples of static segmented cells - namely, a seven segment cell developed in this laboratory (2) and one described by Rempel et al (3), along with a recently described dynamically harmonized cell (4). This conceptual design for a dynamically harmonized cell has now been reduced to practice and first experimental results obtained with this cell were recently reported in this journal (5). This publication reports details of cell construction and describes its performance in a 7 Tesla Fourier Transform mass spectrometer. Herein, we describe the extension of theoretical analysis presented in (1) to include angular-averaged radial electric field calculations and a discussion of the influence of trapping plates.
Type IIP supernovae as cosmological probes: A SEAM distance to SN1999em
Baron, E.; Nugent, Peter E.; Branch, David; Hauschildt, Peter H.
2004-06-01
Because of their intrinsic brightness, supernovae make excellent cosmological probes. We describe the spectral-fitting expanding atmosphere method (SEAM) for obtaining distances to Type IIP supernovae (SNe IIP) and present a distance to SN 1999em for which a Cepheid distance exists. Our models give results consistent with the Cepheid distance, even though we have not attempted to tune the underlying hydrodynamical model but have simply chosen the best fits. This is in contradistinction to the expanding photosphere method (EPM), which yields a distance to SN 1999em that is 50 percent smaller than the Cepheid distance. We emphasize the differences between the SEAM and the EPM. We show that the dilution factors used in the EPM analysis were systematically too small at later epochs. We also show that the EPM blackbody assumption is suspect. Since SNe IIP are visible to redshifts as high as z {approx}< 6, with the James Webb Space Telescope, the SEAM may be a valuable probe of the early universe.
How to Measure Specific Heat Using Event-by-Event Average $p_T$ Fluctuations
M. J. Tannenbaum; for the PHENIX Collaboration
2005-12-01
A simple way to visualize event-by-event average $p_T$ fluctuations is by assuming that each collision has a different temperature parameter (inverse $p_T$ slope) and that the ensemble of events has a temperature distribution about the mean, $$, with standard deviation $\\sigma_T$. PHENIX characterizes the non-random fluctuation of $M_{p_T}$, the event-by-event average $p_T$, by $F_{p_T}$, the fractional difference of the standard deviation of the data from that of a random sample obtained with mixed events. This can be related to the temperature fluctuation: \\[ F_{p_T}=\\sigma^{\\rm data}_{M_{p_T}}/\\sigma^{\\rm random}_{M_{p_T}}-1\\simeq( -1) \\sigma^2_{T}/^2 \\] Combining this with the Gavai, {\\it et al.},\\cite{Gavai05} and Korus, {\\it et al.},\\cite{Korus} definitions of the specific heat per particle, a simple relationship is obtained: \\[ c_v/T^3={\\mean{n}\\over \\mean{N_{tot}}} {1\\over F_{p_T}} \\] $F_{p_T}$ is measured with a fraction $\\mean{n}/\\mean{N_{tot}}$ of the total particles produced, a purely geometrical factor representing the fractional acceptance, $\\sim 1/33$ in PHENIX. Gavai, {\\it et al.} predict that $c_v/T^3=15$, which corresponds to $F_{p_T}\\sim 0.20$% in PHENIX, which may be accessible by measurements of $M_{p_T}$ in the range $0.2\\leq p_T\\leq 0.6$ GeV/c. In order to test the Gavai, {\\it et al.} prediction that $c_v/T^3$ is reduced in a QGP compared to the ideal gas value (15 compared to 21), precision measurements of $F_{p_T}$ in the range 0.20% for $0.2\\leq p_T\\leq 0.6$ GeV/c may be practical.
Flowmeter for determining average rate of flow of liquid in a conduit
Kennerly, John M. (Knoxville, TN); Lindner, Gordon M. (Oak Ridge, TN); Rowe, John C. (Oak Ridge, TN)
1982-01-01
This invention is a compact, precise, and relatively simple device for use in determining the average rate of flow of a liquid through a conduit. The liquid may be turbulent and contain bubbles of gas. In a preferred embodiment, the flowmeter includes an electrical circuit and a flow vessel which is connected as a segment of the conduit conveying the liquid. The vessel is provided with a valved outlet and is partitioned by a vertical baffle into coaxial chambers whose upper regions are vented to permit the escape of gas. The inner chamber receives turbulent downflowing liquid from the conduit and is sized to operate at a lower pressure than the conduit, thus promoting evolution of gas from the liquid. Lower zones of the two chambers are interconnected so that the downflowing liquid establishes liquid levels in both chambers. The liquid level in the outer chamber is comparatively calm, being to a large extent isolated from the turbulence in the inner chamber once the liquid in the outer chamber has risen above the liquid-introduction zone for that chamber. Lower and upper probes are provided in the outer chamber for sensing the liquid level therein at points above its liquid-introduction zone. An electrical circuit is connected to the probes to display the time required for the liquid level in the outer chamber to successively contact the lower and upper probes. The average rate of flow through the conduit can be determined from the above-mentioned time and the vessel volume filled by the liquid during that time.
Flowmeter for determining average rate of flow of liquid in a conduit
Kennerly, J.M.; Lindner, G.M.; Rowe, J.C.
1981-04-30
This invention is a compact, precise, and relatively simple device for use in determining the average rate of flow of a liquid through a conduit. The liquid may be turbulent and contain bubbles of gas. In a preferred embodiment, the flowmeter includes an electrical circuit and a flow vessel which is connected as a segment of the conduit conveying the liquid. The vessel is provided with a valved outlet and is partitioned by a vertical baffle into coaxial chambers whose upper regions are vented to permit the escape of gas. The inner chamber receives turbulent downflowing liquid from the conduit and is sized to operate at a lower pressure than the conduit, thus promoting evolution of gas from the liquid. Lower zones of the two chambers are interconnected so that the downflowing liquid establishes liquid levels in both chambers. The liquid level in the outer chamber is comparatively calm, being to a large extent isolated from the turbulence in the inner chamber once the liquid in the outer chamber has risen above the liquid-introduction zone for that chamber. Lower and upper probes are provided in the outer chamber for sensing the liquid level therein at points above its liquid-introduction zone. An electrical circuit is connected to the probes to display the time required for the liquid level in the outer chamber to successively contact the lower and upper probes. The average rate of flow through the conduit can be determined from the above-mentioned time and the vessel volume filled by the liquid during that time.
Zhang, Wenlu; Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026; Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, California 92697 ; Lin, Zhihong; Fusion Simulation Center, Peking University, Beijing 100871
2013-10-15
Using the canonical perturbation theory, we show that the orbit-averaged theory only requires a time-scale separation between equilibrium and perturbed motions and verifies the widely accepted notion that orbit averaging effects greatly reduce the microturbulent transport of energetic particles in a tokamak. Therefore, a recent claim [Hauff and Jenko, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 075004 (2009); Jenko et al., ibid. 107, 239502 (2011)] stating that the orbit-averaged theory requires a scale separation between equilibrium orbit size and perturbation correlation length is erroneous.
Fe K Line Profile in Low-redshift Quasars: Average Shape and Eddington Ratio Dependence
Hirohiko Inoue; Yuichi Terashima; Luis C. Ho
2007-03-14
We analyze X-ray spectra of 43 Palomar-Green quasars observed with {\\it XMM-Newton} in order to investigate their mean Fe K line profile and its dependence on physical properties. The continuum spectra of 39 objects are well reproduced by a model consisting of a power law and a blackbody modified by Galactic absorption. The spectra of the remaining four objects require an additional power-law component absorbed with a column density of $\\sim 10^{23} {\\rm cm}^{-2}$. We fit the entire sample simultaneously to derive average Fe line parameters by assuming a common Fe line shape. The Fe line is relatively narrow ($\\sigma=0.36$ keV), with a center energy of 6.48 keV and a mean equivalent width (EW) of 248 eV. By combining black hole masses estimated from the virial method and bolometric luminosities derived from full spectral energy distributions, we examine the dependence of the Fe K line profile on Eddington ratio. As the Eddington ratio increases, the line becomes systematically stronger (EW = 130 to 280 eV), broader ($\\sigma=0.1$ to 0.7 keV), and peaks at higher energies (6.4 to 6.8 keV). This result suggests that the accretion rate onto the black hole directly influences the geometrical structure and ionization state of the accretion disk.
Room temperature quantum memory and scalable single photon source based on motional averaging
J. Borregaard; M. Zugenmaier; J. M. Petersen; H. Shen; G. Vasilakis; K. Jensen; E. S. Polzik; A. S. Sørensen
2015-01-16
Quantum interfaces between photons and ensembles of atoms have emerged as powerful tools for quantum technologies. High fidelity storage and retrieval of a photon in a collective quantum state of many atoms requires long-lived collective superposition states typically achieved with immobilized atoms. Thermal atomic vapors, which present a simple and scalable resource, have been so far only used for continuous variable processing or for discrete variable processing on short time scales where atomic motion is negligible. We develop a theory based on the concept of motional averaging to enable room temperature discrete variable quantum memories and coherent single photon sources. We show that by choosing the interaction so that atoms can cross the light beam several times during the interaction and by suitable spectral filtering, we erase the "which atom" information and obtain an efficient and homogenous coupling between all atoms and the light. Heralded single excitations can thus be created and stored as collective spinwaves, which can later be read out to produce coherent single photons in a scalable fashion. We demonstrate the feasibility of this approach to scalable quantum memories with a proof of principle experiment with room temperature atoms contained in microcells with spin protecting coating, placed inside an optical cavity.
Twist-averaged boundary conditions for nuclear pasta Hartree-Fock calculations
DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)
Schuetrumpf, B.; Nazarewicz, W.
2015-10-21
Nuclear pasta phases, present in the inner crust of neutron stars, are associated with nucleonic matter at subsaturation densities arranged in regular shapes. Those complex phases, residing in a layer which is approximately 100-m thick, impact many features of neutron stars. Theoretical quantum-mechanical simulations of nuclear pasta are usually carried out in finite threedimensional boxes assuming periodic boundary conditions. The resulting solutions are affected by spurious finite-size effects. To remove spurious finite-size effects, it is convenient to employ twist-averaged boundary conditions (TABC) used in condensed matter, nuclear matter, and lattice quantum chromodynamics applications. In this work, we study the effectivenessmore »of TABC in the context of pasta phase simulations within nuclear density functional theory. We demonstrated that by applying TABC reliable results can be obtained from calculations performed in relatively small volumes. By studying various contributions to the total energy, we gain insights into pasta phases in mid-density range. Future applications will include the TABC extension of the adaptive multiresolution 3D Hartree-Fock solver and Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov TABC applications to superfluid pasta phases and complex nucleonic topologies as in fission.« less
Gregory Rudnick; Ivo Labbe; Natascha M. Foerster Schreiber; Stijn Wuyts; Marijn Franx; Kristian Finlator; Mariska Kriek; Alan Moorwood; Hans-Walter Rix; Huub Roettgering; Ignacio Trujillo; Arjen van der Wel; Paul van der Werf; Pieter G. van Dokkum
2006-06-21
(Abridged) We present the evolution of the volume averaged properties of the rest-frame optically luminous galaxy population to z~3, determined from four disjoint deep fields with optical to near-infrared wavelength coverage. We select galaxies above a rest-frame V-band luminosity of 3x10^10 Lsol and characterize their rest-frame UV through optical properties via the mean spectral energy distribution (SED). To measure evolution we apply the same selection criteria to a sample of galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and COMBO-17. The mean rest-frame 2200Ang through V-band SED becomes steadily bluer with increasing redshift but at zluminous galaxies has increased by a factor of 3.5-7.9 from z=3 to z=0.1, including field-to-field variance uncertainties. After correcting to total, the measured mass densities at z2.3) in our LV selected samples contribute 30% and 64% of the stellar mass budget at z~2 and z~ 2.8 respectively. These galaxies are largely absent from UV surveys and this result highlights the need for mass selection of high redshift galaxies.
Method for the evaluation of a average glandular dose in mammography
Okunade, Akintunde Akangbe [Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State (Nigeria)
2006-04-15
This paper concerns a method for accurate evaluation of average glandular dose (AGD) in mammography. At different energies, the interactions of photons with tissue are not uniform. Thus, optimal accuracy in the estimation of AGD is achievable when the evaluation is carried out using the normalized glandular dose values, g(x,E), that are determined for each (monoenergetic) x-ray photon energy, E, compressed breast thickness (CBT), x, breast glandular composition, and data on photon energy distribution of the exact x-ray beam used in breast imaging. A generalized model for the values of g(x,E) that is for any arbitrary CBT ranging from 2 to 9 cm (with values that are not whole numbers inclusive, say, 4.2 cm) was developed. Along with other dosimetry formulations, this was integrated into a computer software program, GDOSE.FOR, that was developed for the evaluation of AGD received from any x-ray tube/equipment (irrespective of target-filter combination) of up to 50 kVp. Results are presented which show that the implementation of GDOSE.FOR yields values of normalized glandular dose that are in good agreement with values obtained from methodologies reported earlier in the literature. With the availability of a portable device for real-time acquisition of spectra, the model and computer software reported in this work provide for the routine evaluation of AGD received by a specific woman of known age and CBT.
Cylinder-averaged histories of nitrogen oxide in a D.I. diesel with simulated turbocharging
Donahue, R.J.; Borman, G.L.; Bower, G.R.
1994-10-20
An experimental study was conducted using the dumping technique (total cylinder sampling) to produce cylinder mass-averaged nitric oxide histories. Data were taken using a four stroke diesel research engine employing a quiescent chamber, high pressure direct ijection fuel system, and simulated turbocharging. Two fuels were used to determine fuel cetane number effects. Two loads were run, one at an equivalence ratio of 0.5 and the other at a ratio of 0.3. The engine speed was held constant at 1500 rpm. Under the turbocharged and retarded timing conditions of this study, nitric oxide was produced up to the point of about 85% mass burned. Two different models were used to simulate the engine mn conditions: the phenomenological Hiroyasu spray-combustion model, and the three dimensional, U.W.-ERO modified KIVA-lI computational fluid dynamic code. Both of the models predicted the correct nitric oxide trend. Although the modified KIVA-lI combustion model using Zeldovich kinetics correctly predicted the shapes of the nitric oxide histories, it did not predict the exhaust concentrations without arbitrary adjustment based on experimental values.
Comparison of Two Gas Selection Methodologies: An Application of Bayesian Model Averaging
Renholds, Andrea S.; Thompson, Sandra E.; Anderson, Kevin K.; Chilton, Lawrence K.
2006-03-31
One goal of hyperspectral imagery analysis is the detection and characterization of plumes. Characterization includes identifying the gases in the plumes, which is a model selection problem. Two gas selection methods compared in this report are Bayesian model averaging (BMA) and minimum Akaike information criterion (AIC) stepwise regression (SR). Simulated spectral data from a three-layer radiance transfer model were used to compare the two methods. Test gases were chosen to span the types of spectra observed, which exhibit peaks ranging from broad to sharp. The size and complexity of the search libraries were varied. Background materials were chosen to either replicate a remote area of eastern Washington or feature many common background materials. For many cases, BMA and SR performed the detection task comparably in terms of the receiver operating characteristic curves. For some gases, BMA performed better than SR when the size and complexity of the search library increased. This is encouraging because we expect improved BMA performance upon incorporation of prior information on background materials and gases.
distance of a debris flow is an important element in the delineation of potentially hazardous areas for the delineation of potentially hazardous areas on alluvial fans and for the siting of mitigation structures: Debris flow; Runout; Hazard mapping 1. Introduction Debris-flow runout estimations are important
Oliver, Todd A., 1980-
2008-01-01
This thesis presents high-order, discontinuous Galerkin (DG) discretizations of the Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations and an output-based error estimation and mesh adaptation algorithm for these discretizations. ...
Van Volkenburgh, Elizabeth
Trade in Washington State Since 2001, the value of Washington exports has averaged more than $44 billion annually, making Washington the most trade, Washington has the largest locally controlled public port system in the world
Fact #638: August 30, 2010 Average Expenditure for a New Car Declines in Relation to Family Earnings
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Although the average expenditure for a new car has increased from 1967 to 2009, family earnings have also been on the rise. For this period, new car expenditures went from $3,216 to $23,186, while...
Lakshmipathy, Sunil
2010-07-14
The work presented in this dissertation concerns continued development, validation and verification of the partially averaged Navier-Stokes (PANS) method - a variable resolution closure model for turbulence. Linear eddy viscosity models (LEVM...
Yamagishi, Junichi; Kobayashi, Takao; Renals, Steve; King, Simon; Zen, Heiga; Toda, Tomoki; Tokuda, Keiichi
For constructing a speech synthesis system which can achieve diverse voices, we have been developing a speaker independent approach of HMM-based speech synthesis in which statistical average voice models are adapted to ...
Distance matters: the impact of gene proximity in bacterial gene regulation
Otto Pulkkinen; Ralf Metzler
2013-05-13
Following recent discoveries of colocalization of downstream-regulating genes in living cells, the impact of the spatial distance between such genes on the kinetics of gene product formation is increasingly recognized. We here show from analytical and numerical analysis that the distance between a transcription factor (TF) gene and its target gene drastically affects the speed and reliability of transcriptional regulation in bacterial cells. For an explicit model system we develop a general theory for the interactions between a TF and a transcription unit. The observed variations in regulation efficiency are linked to the magnitude of the variation of the TF concentration peaks as a function of the binding site distance from the signal source. Our results support the role of rapid binding site search for gene colocalization and emphasize the role of local concentration differences.
Relevant distance between two different instances of the same potential energy in protein folding
Jose Luis Alonso; Pablo Echenique
2005-04-21
In the context of complex systems and, particularly, of protein folding, a physically meaningful distance is defined which allows to make useful statistical statements about the way in which energy differences are modified when two different instances of the same potential-energy function are used. When the two instances arise from the fact that different algorithms or different approximations are used, the distance herein defined may be used to evaluate the relative accuracy of the two methods. When the difference is due to a change in the free parameters of which the potential depends on, the distance can be used to quantify, in each region of parameter space, the robustness of the modeling to such a change and this, in turn, may be used to assess the significance of a parameters' fit. Both cases are illustrated with a practical example: the study of the Poisson-based solvation energy in the Trp-Cage protein (PDB code 1L2Y).
Estimation and validation of mode distances for the 1993 Commodity Flow Survey
Middendorf, D.P.; Bronzini, M. S.; Peterson, B.; Liu, Cheng; Chin, Shih-Miao
1995-09-01
The 1993 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) collected shipment data from a sample of approximately 200,000 domestic business establishments. Each selected establishment provided information on origin, destination, commodity, shipment weight and value, and modes of transport for a sample of its outbound shipments. One data item not reported by CFS participants was shipment distance. This important piece of information was estimated by simulating probable routes using computer models of the highway, rail, air, waterway, and pipeline networks and their interconnections. This paper describes the nature of the shipment distance estimation problem, the procedures used to estimate mode-specific distances between origin and destination ZIP codes, and the techniques used to validate the results.
Calculating Luminosity Distance versus Redshift in FLRW Cosmology via Homotopy Perturbation Method
V. K. Shchigolev
2015-12-01
We propose an efficient analytical method for estimating the luminosity distance in a homogenous Friedmann-Lema\\^itre-Robertson-Walker (FLRW) model of the Universe. This method is based on the homotopy perturbation method (HPM), which has high accuracy in many nonlinear problems, and can be easily implemented. For analytical calculation of the luminosity distance, we offer to proceed not from the computation of the integral, which determines it, but from the solution of a certain differential equation with corresponding initial conditions. Solving this equation by means of HPM, we obtain the approximate analytical expressions for the luminosity distance as a function of redshift for two different types of homotopy. Possible extension of this method to other cosmological models is also discussed.
The Globular Cluster Luminosity Function: New Progress in Understanding an Old Distance Indicator
Tom Richtler
2003-04-16
I review the Globular Cluster Luminosity Function (GCLF) with emphasis on recent observational data and theoretical progress. As is well known, the turn-over magnitude (TOM) is a good distance indicator for early-type galaxies within the limits set by data quality and sufficient number of objects. A comparison with distances derived from surface brightness fluctuations with the available TOMs in the V-band reveals, however, many discrepant cases. These cases often violate the condition that the TOM should only be used as a distance indicator in old globular cluster systems. The existence of intermediate age-populations in early-type galaxies likely is the cause of many of these discrepancies. The connection between the luminosity functions of young and old cluster systems is discussed on the basis of modelling the dynamical evolution of cluster systems. Finally, I briefly present the current ideas of why such a universal structure as the GCLF exists.
Ford, D.P.; Schwartz, B.S.; Powell, S.; Nelson, T.; Keller, L.; Sides, S.; Agnew, J.; Bolla, K.; Bleecker, M. )
1991-06-01
Previous reports have attributed a range of neurobehavioral effects to low-level, occupational solvent exposure. These studies have generally been limited in their exposure assessments and have specifically lacked good estimates of exposure intensity. In the present study, the authors describe the development of two exposure variables that quantitatively integrate industrial hygiene sampling data with estimates of exposure duration--a cumulative exposure (CE) estimate and a lifetime weighted average exposure (LWAE) estimate. Detailed occupational histories were obtained from 187 workers at two paint manufacturing plants. Historic industrial hygiene sampling data for total hydrocarbons (a composite variable of the major neurotoxic solvents present) were grouped according to 20 uniform, temporally stable exposure zones, which had been defined during plant walk-through surveys. Sampling at the time of the study was used to characterize the few zones for which historic data were limited or unavailable. For each participant, the geometric mean total hydrocarbon level for each exposure zone worked in was multiplied by the duration of employment in that zone; the resulting products were summed over the working lifetime to create the CE variable. The CE variable was divided by the total duration of employment in solvent-exposed jobs to create the LWAE variable. The explanatory value of each participant's LWAE estimate in the regression of simple visual reaction time (a neurobehavioral test previously shown to be affected by chronic solvent exposure) on exposure was compared with that of several other exposure variables, including exposure duration and an exposure variable based on an ordinal ranking of the exposure zones.
Combined distance-of-flight and time-of-flight mass spectrometer
Enke, Christie G; Ray, Steven J; Graham, Alexander W; Hieftje, Gary M; Barinaga, Charles J; Koppenaal, David W
2014-02-11
A combined distance-of-flight mass spectrometry (DOFMS) and time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOFMS) instrument includes an ion source configured to produce ions having varying mass-to-charge ratios, a first detector configured to determine when each of the ions travels a predetermined distance, a second detector configured to determine how far each of the ions travels in a predetermined time, and a detector extraction region operable to direct portions of the ions either to the first detector or to the second detector.
Shielding at a distance due to anomalous resonance in superlens with eccentric core
Sanghyeon Yu; Mikyoung Lim
2015-04-18
The cylindrical plasmonic structure with concentric core exhibits the anomalous localized resonance and the resulting cloaking effect. It turns out that the plasmonic structure of eccentric core also has the anomalous resonant behavior. Differently from the concentric case, the eccentric superlens has the shielding effect as well as the cloaking effect depending on the radii of core and shell and the distance between them, where the shielding region is located at a distance from the device. In this paper, we investigate the anomalous resonance and the shielding effect in superlens with eccentric core using the m\\"{o}bius transformation which maps the eccentric annulus to an concentric annulus.
Improved volume-averaged model for steady and pulsed-power electronegative discharges
Kim, Sungjin; Lieberman, M. A.; Lichtenberg, A. J.; Gudmundsson, J. T.
2006-11-15
An improved volume-averaged global model is developed for a cylindrical (radius R, length L) electronegative (EN) plasma that is applicable over a wide range of electron densities, electronegativities, and pressures. It is applied to steady and pulsed-power oxygen discharges. The model incorporates effective volume and surface loss factors for positive ions, negative ions, and electrons combining three electronegative discharge regimes: a two-region regime with a parabolic EN core surrounded by an electropositive edge, a one-region parabolic EN plasma, and a one-region flat-topped EN plasma, spanning the plasma parameters and gas pressures of interest for low pressure processing (below a few hundred millitorr). Pressure-dependent effective volume and surface loss factors are also used for the neutral species. A set of reaction rate coefficients, updated from previous model calculations, is developed for oxygen for the species O{sub 2}, O{sub 2}({sup 1}{delta}{sub g}), O, O{sub 2}{sup +}, O{sup +}, and O{sup -}, based on the latest published cross-section sets and measurements. The model solutions yield all of the quantities above together with such important processing quantities such as the neutral/ion flux ratio {gamma}{sub O}/{gamma}{sub i}, with the discharge aspect ratio 2R/L and pulsed-power period and duty ratio (pulse on-time/pulse period) as parameters. The steady discharge results are compared to an experiment, giving good agreement. For steady discharges, increasing 2R/L from 1 to 6 leads to a factor of 0.45 reduction in {gamma}{sub O}/{gamma}{sub i}. For pulsed discharges with a fixed duty ratio, {gamma}{sub O}/{gamma}{sub i} is found to have a minimum with respect to pulse period. A 25% duty ratio pulse reduces {gamma}{sub O}/{gamma}{sub i} by a factor of 0.75 compared to the steady-state case.
Distributional properties of Euclidean distances in wireless networks involving road systems
Schmidt, Volker
1 Distributional properties of Euclidean distances in wireless networks involving road systems of large wireless networks. The network geometry is modelled by random geometric graphs, and the locations are closely related with the interference geometry and, consequently, the performance of wireless networks
Fundamental Properties and Distances of LMC Eclipsing Binaries: III. EROS 1044
Ignasi Ribas; Edward L. Fitzpatrick; Frank P. Maloney; Edward F. Guinan; Andrzej Udalski
2002-04-03
We present results from a detailed analysis of a third eclipsing binary (EB) system in the Large Magellanic Cloud, EROS 1044 (~B2 IV-V + ~B2 III-IV). Our study combines the "classical" EB study of light and radial velocity curves with detailed modeling of the observed spectral energy distribution, and yields an essentially complete picture of the stellar properties of the system and a determination of its distance. The observational data exploited include optical photometry, space-based UV spectroscopy, and UV/optical spectrophotometry. The advantages of our technique include numerous consistency checks and, in the case of the distance determinations, the absence of zero point uncertainties and adjustable parameters. We find the EROS 1044 system to consist of a pair of normal, mildly-evolved ~21000 K stars, whose derived properties are consistent with stellar evolution calculations. The distance to the system is 47.5+/-1.8 kpc. We discuss the implications of our results for three EB systems (HV 2274, HV 982, and EROS 1044) on the general distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Jump Flooding in GPU with Applications to Voronoi Diagram and Distance Transform Guodong Rong
Tan, Tiow Seng
Jump Flooding in GPU with Applications to Voronoi Diagram and Distance Transform Guodong Rong Tiow of the jump flooding algorithm is shown in the other six pictures, with the rightmost being the computed Voronoi diagram. Abstract This paper studies jump flooding as an algorithmic paradigm in the general
Automated Locality Optimization Based on the Reuse Distance of String Operations
Cortes, Corinna
datacenter resources. String operations hurt processor cache efficiency when the data accessed is not reused datacenter applications. Index Terms--memcpy; nontemporal; reuse distance I. INTRODUCTION A. Background languages, including C, C++, Java or Python. In a function profile across all Google datacenter applications
Bent functions at the minimal distance and algorithms of constructing linear codes for
International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)
1 Bent functions at the minimal distance and algorithms of constructing linear codes for CDMA 1 In this paper we study linear codes for CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access). This is the standard for the 3rd Generation cellular communications systems. In this standard bent functions are used for constructing codes
Of Mice and Men: Algorithms for Evolutionary Distances Between Genomes with Translocation
Ravi, R.
Chapter 66 Of Mice and Men: Algorithms for Evolutionary Distances Between Genomes is combinatorial algorithms for genome rear- rangement. In the course of its evolution, the genome of an organism is to determine the minimum number of such events that transform one genome to another. This number is called
The Exemplar Breakpoint Distance for Non-trivial Genomes Cannot Be Approximated
Blin, Guillaume
The Exemplar Breakpoint Distance for Non-trivial Genomes Cannot Be Approximated Guillaume Blin1 - France guillaume.fertin@univ-nantes.fr Abstract. A promising and active field of comparative genomics con- sists in comparing two genomes by establishing a one-to-one correspon- dence (i.e., a matching) between
Standoff Spectroscopy Using a Conditioned Target Identifies Hazardous Materials at a Distance
Energy Innovation Portal (Marketing Summaries) [EERE]
2012-09-26
A safer method for the standoff (long distance) detection and identification ofmolecules on a surface has been invented by researchers at ORNL and the Universityof Tennessee. This invention avoids the necessity of close and potentially hazardouscontact. It combines tunable infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) spectroscopy techniquesto target identifying properties of surface residues....
A , birds are unique, in that many species regularly travel long distances at com-
distances and taking advantage of the strong winds that are frequent in the Southern Ocean. Received 3 speeds, to take advantage of favorable conditions in widely separated areas. Recent developments suggests that albatrosses have the capacity to maintain positive energy budgets while quickly covering long
A Master-Slave System to Acquire Biometric Imagery of Humans at Distance
daily life. We can see surveillance cameras in banks, airports, stores and parking lots. Most commercial a parking lot, or building perimeter, to acquire identifiable imagery of all the people passing through is a master- slave, real-time surveillance system designed to acquire biometric imagery of humans at distance
Copyright 2004 by the Genetics Society of America Bayesian Estimation of Genomic Distance
Nielsen, Rasmus
Copyright 2004 by the Genetics Society of America Bayesian Estimation of Genomic Distance Richard.organizations of two genomes is important for transferring information between species, for example, There are several). is that there is no guarantee that nature took the shortest Inferences concerning genome evolution have primar- path. Indeed, we
On chemical distances and shape theorems in percolation models with long-range correlations
Drewitz, Alexander; Ráth, Balázs; Sapozhnikov, Artëm
2014-08-01
In this paper, we provide general conditions on a one parameter family of random infinite subsets of Z{sup d} to contain a unique infinite connected component for which the chemical distances are comparable to the Euclidean distance. In addition, we show that these conditions also imply a shape theorem for the corresponding infinite connected component. By verifying these conditions for specific models, we obtain novel results about the structure of the infinite connected component of the vacant set of random interlacements and the level sets of the Gaussian free field. As a byproduct, we obtain alternative proofs to the corresponding results for random interlacements in the work of Cerný and Popov [“On the internal distance in the interlacement set,” Electron. J. Probab. 17(29), 1–25 (2012)], and while our main interest is in percolation models with long-range correlations, we also recover results in the spirit of the work of Antal and Pisztora [“On the chemical distance for supercritical Bernoulli percolation,” Ann Probab. 24(2), 1036–1048 (1996)] for Bernoulli percolation. Finally, as a corollary, we derive new results about the (chemical) diameter of the largest connected component in the complement of the trace of the random walk on the torus.
Scaling relationships between bed load volumes, transport distances, and stream power
Kirchner, James W.
approximate power law scaling with both the peak stream power and the cumulative stream energy of individual stream energy and ranged up to 0.57 m in the Erlenbach, broadly consistent with independent measurementsScaling relationships between bed load volumes, transport distances, and stream power in steep
Review Short-term irradiance variability: Preliminary estimation of station pair correlation the irradiance variability observed at two neighboring sites as a function of their distance of the considered time scale. Ó 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: Irradiance; Variability; High
Study of spin sum rules (and the strong coupling constant at large distances)
A. Deur
2009-07-20
We present recent results from Jefferson Lab on sum rules related to the spin structure of the nucleon. We then discuss how the Bjorken sum rule, with its connection to the Gerasimov-Drell-Hearn sum, allows us to conveniently define an effective coupling for the strong force at all distances.