Sample records for nested choice methodology

  1. FLEXIBILITY IN NEST-SITE CHOICE AND NESTING SUCCESS OF TURDUS RUFIVENTRIS (TURDIDAE) IN A MONTANE FOREST IN

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    Martin, Thomas E.

    FLEXIBILITY IN NEST-SITE CHOICE AND NESTING SUCCESS OF TURDUS RUFIVENTRIS (TURDIDAE) IN A MONTANE AND THOMAS E. MARTIN4 ABSTRACT.--We studied the consequences of nest-site choice on nesting success under differing disturbance levels for the Rufous-bellied Thrush (Turdus rufiventris). We compared nest

  2. The Continuous Cross-Nested Logit Model: Formulation and Application for Departure Time Choice

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    Kockelman, Kara M.

    The Continuous Cross-Nested Logit Model: Formulation and Application for Departure Time Choice modeling, departure time modeling, continuous logit, continuous cross- nested logit, Bayesian estimation usage). In this paper, the continuous cross-nested logit (CCNL) model is introduced. The CCNL model

  3. Writing and Monitoring in International Standardization, Theoretical Choices and Methodological Tools

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    organizations are in charge of global security management. To address this issue, ISO (International Standards Organization), the main international organization for technical standardization, has launched a set of studiesWriting and Monitoring in International Standardization, Theoretical Choices and Methodological

  4. Residential mobility and location choice: a nested logit model with sampling of alternatives

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    Lee, Brian H.; Waddell, Paul

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Waddell, P. : Modeling residential location in UrbanSim. In:D. (eds. ) Modelling Residential Location Choice. Springer,based model system and a residential location model. Urban

  5. Safe Open-Nested Transactions Through Ownership

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    Agrawal, Kunal

    2008-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Researchers in transactional memory (TM) have proposed open nesting asa methodology for increasing the concurrency of a program. The ideais to ignore certain "low-level" memory operations of anopen-nested transaction when ...

  6. Use of Nested Certificates for Efficient, Dynamic and Trust Preserving Public Key Infrastructure

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    Levi, Albert

    Use of Nested Certificates for Efficient, Dynamic and Trust Preserving Public Key Infrastructure the certificates on this path recursively. This is the classical methodology. Nested certification is a novel nested certificates ­ for other certificates. Nested certificates can be used together with classical

  7. Use of Nested Certificates for Efficient, Dynamic and Trust Preserving Public Key Infrastructure

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    Use of Nested Certificates for Efficient, Dynamic and Trust Preserving Public Key Infrastructure), and verify the certificates on this path recursively. This is the classical methodology. Nested certification certificates ­ called nested certificates ­ for other certificates. Nested certificates can be used together

  8. Insecticides and my Osmia cornifrons Nesting Container Nesting Period

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    Insecticides and my Osmia cornifrons Nesting Container Nesting Period The Osmia cornifrons nesting male offspring. The end caps of nesting tubes made by older females are thin and weak, and they tend to break easily. In addition, near the end of the nesting period the numbers of parasites and predators

  9. From nesting to dressing

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    Romuald A. Janik; Tomasz Lukowski

    2008-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

    In integrable field theories the S-matrix is usually a product of a relatively simple matrix and a complicated scalar factor. We make an observation that in many relativistic integrable field theories the scalar factor can be expressed as a convolution of simple kernels appearing in the nested levels of the nested Bethe ansatz. We formulate a proposal, up to some discrete ambiguities, how to reconstruct the scalar factor from the nested Bethe equations and check it for several relativistic integrable field theories. We then apply this proposal to the AdS asymptotic Bethe ansatz and recover the dressing factor in the integral representation of Dorey, Hofman and Maldacena.

  10. Nested-set inconsistency

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    Antonio Leon

    2012-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper examines a denumerable version of the nested-set theorem and derives from it a contradiction involving the formal consistency of the actual infinity assumed by the Axiom of Infinity.

  11. Research Article Modeling Nest Survival of Cavity-Nesting

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    Research Article Modeling Nest Survival of Cavity-Nesting Birds in Relation to Postfire Salvage forests often have direct effects on species associated with dead trees, particularly cavity-nesting birds. As such, evaluation of postfire management practices on nest survival rates of cavity nesters is necessary

  12. NP-compltude de EDIT(Nested, Nested)

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    Blin, Guillaume

    NP-complétude de EDIT(Nested, Nested) G.Blin, G. Fertin, I. Rusu, C. Sinoquet Institut de Recherche problème ouvert proposé par Zhang et al en 2001 #12;EDIT(Nested, Nested) ? Distance d'édition entre deux séquences annotées par des arcs. Plain Nested Crossing Unlimited ACGUCCGUGCAUAUUAA CGUCGGAUCUAGCUAUC {(op1

  13. Serenbe Nest Cottages

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    Butler, T.; Curtis, O.; Kim, E.; Roberts, S.; Stephenson, R.

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As part of the NAHB Research Center Industry Partnership, Southface partnered with Martin Dodson Builders and the Serenbe community on the construction of a new test home in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA in the mixed humid climate zone. The most recent subdivision within the Serenbe community, the Nest, will contain 15 small footprint cottage style homes, and Southface has selected Lot Nine, as the test home for this study. This Nest subdivision serves as a project showcase for both the builder partner and the Serenbe community as a whole. The planning and design incorporated into the Nest cottages will be implemented in each home within the subdivision. These homes addresses Building America Savings targets and serve as a basis of design for other homes Martin Dodson plans to build within the Serenbe community.

  14. Introduction Nested common intervals on permutations Nested common intervals on sequences Conclusion Finding Nested Common Intervals

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    Blin, Guillaume

    Introduction Nested common intervals on permutations Nested common intervals on sequences Conclusion Finding Nested Common Intervals Efficiently Guillaume Blin1 Jens Stoye2 1Université Paris. stoye@techfak.uni-bielefeld.de G. Blin - gblin@univ-mlv.fr Finding Nested Common Intervals Efficiently

  15. Nested T-duality

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    C. Klimcik

    2005-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We identify the obstructions for T-dualizing the boundary WZW model and make explicit how they depend on the geometry of branes. In particular, the obstructions disappear for certain brane configurations associated to non-regular elements of the Cartan torus. It is shown in this case that the boundary WZW model is "nested" in the twisted boundary WZW model as the dynamical subsystem of the latter.

  16. Nesting and Dressing

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    Adam Rej; Matthias Staudacher; Stefan Zieme

    2007-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We compute the anomalous dimensions of field strength operators Tr F^L in N=4 SYM from an asymptotic nested Bethe ansatz to all-loop order. Starting from the exact solution of the one-loop problem at arbitrary L, we derive a single effective integral equation for the thermodynamic limit of these dimensions. We also include the recently proposed phase factor for the S-matrix of the planar AdS/CFT system. The terms in the effective equation corresponding to, respectively, the nesting and the dressing are structurally very similar. This hints at the physical origin of the dressing phase, which we conjecture to arise from the hidden presence of infinitely many auxiliary Bethe roots describing a non-trivial "filled" structure of the theory's BPS vacuum. We finally show that the mechanism for creating effective nesting/dressing kernels is quite generic by also deriving the integral equation for the all-loop dimension of a certain one-loop so(6) singlet state.

  17. Nested Images Qiang Tong#1

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    Nested Images Qiang Tong#1 , Song-Hai Zhang#2 , Ralph R. Martin*3 , Paul L. Rosin*4 # Tsinghua.Rosin@cs.cardiff.ac.uk Abstract--A nested image is a form of artistic expression in which one or more secondary figures detects the enclosed outer contour of the figure to be nested, and then finds a place in the outer figure

  18. Nested Datatypes Richard Bird1

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    Meertens, Lambert

    Nested Datatypes Richard Bird1 and Lambert Meertens2 1 Programming Research Group, Oxford@cwi.nl Abstract. A nested datatype, also known as a non-regular datatype, is a parametrised datatype whose declaration involves different instances of the accompanying type parameters. Nested datatypes have been

  19. A Markov Chain Approximation to Choice Modeling JOSE BLANCHET, GUILLERMO GALLEGO, and VINEET GOYAL, Columbia University

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    Blanchet, Jose H.

    approximation for all random utility based discrete choice models including the multinomial logit, the nested choice probabilities of a random utility discrete based choice model under mild conditions. Moreover by a customer choice model that can be thought of as distribution over preference lists (or permutations

  20. Nested Topological Order

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    H. Bombin; M. A. Martin-Delgado

    2008-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce the concept of nested topological order in a class of exact quantum lattice Hamiltonian models with non-abelian discrete gauge symmetry. The topological order present in the models can be partially destroyed by introducing a gauge symmetry reduction mechanism. When symmetry is reduced in several islands only, this imposes boundary conditions to the rest of the system giving rise to topological ground state degeneracy. This degeneracy is related to the existence of topological fluxes in between islands or, alternatively, hidden charges at islands. Additionally, island deformations give rise to an extension of topological quantum computation beyond quasiparticles.

  1. Nested OpenMP

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  2. NEST CARD PROTOCOL Nest-searching is a quintessential part of this study. Data from nests are used to estimate

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    Martin, Thomas E.

    NEST CARD PROTOCOL Nest-searching is a quintessential part of this study. Data from nests are used to estimate reproductive success for the various species nesting on the study plots and to identify how environmental pressures both biotic (ie. predation) and abiotic (ie. nest micro-climate) influence nest site

  3. On Infinitely Nested Radicals Brian Thomas

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    Morrow, James A.

    On Infinitely Nested Radicals Brian Thomas 1. Introduction #12;In "On Infinitely Nested Radicals nested radicals are explored. One example of a nested radical is the Golden Ratio, , which can be written as: (1.1) . . . Many questions arise from the study of nested radicals, such as: 1. What can we say

  4. Timeline for Customer Choices

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    detail) 2008 - CONTRACT SIGNING * Core Purchase Obligation Choice (section 3 in body) o Load Following o Block (with or without Shaping Capacity) Choice of Monthly and Diurnal...

  5. Nested Codes R.Zamir and S.Shamai and U.Erez, "Nested

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    Li, Tiffany Jing

    Nested Codes R.Zamir and S.Shamai and U.Erez, "Nested linear/lattice codes for structured #12;Nested Codes Nested Codes a pair of linear or lattice codes (C1, C2) satisfying C2 C1. C1 fine code C2 coarse code #12;Nested Codes Nested Parity-Check Codes a nested parity-check codes {(n, k1), (n

  6. Nesting symmetric designs Padraig O Cathain

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    Catháin, Padraig ?

    Nesting symmetric designs Padraig ´O Cath´ain School of Mathematics and Physics The University + 1, ) design, ? We say that can be nested if there exists a design as in the problem. Nested triple systems have been considered in the literature: Stinson has shown that there exists a nested (v, 3

  7. Nesting points in the sphere Dan Archdeacon

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    Archdeacon, Dan

    Nesting points in the sphere Dan Archdeacon Dept. of Computer Science University of Vermont) Abstract Let G be a graph embedded in the sphere. A k-nest of a point x not in G is a collection C 1 nested if each point not on the graph has a k-nest. In this paper we

  8. Working Paper No. 961 Building Gorman's Nest

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    LaFrance, Jeffrey T.

    Working Paper No. 961 Building Gorman's Nest Jeffrey T. LaFrance Timothy K. M. Beatty Rulon D. Pope's Nest 1 BUILDING GORMAN'S NEST Jeffrey T. LaFrance Timothy K.M. Beatty Rulon D. Pope University to nest the rank and functional form in Gorman systems and present two large classes of demand systems

  9. Nested Dissection: A survey and comparison of various nested dissection algorithms

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    Miller, Gary L.

    Nested Dissection: A survey and comparison of various nested dissection algorithms Manpreet S on gaussian elimination. This report discusses one such direct method namely Nested dissection. Nested. This report is a survey of some of the work in the area of nested dissection and attempts to put it together

  10. Flower visits, nesting and nest defence behaviour of stingless bees (Apidae: Meliponini): suitability

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    Flower visits, nesting and nest defence behaviour of stingless bees (Apidae: Meliponini nesting substrate was large living tree trunks, and most nests were found at the base of the trunks. Sometimes, nesting substrates and floral resources were provided by the same woody plant. Cryptic small

  11. HumanWildlife Interactions 7(2):299312, Fall 2013 Do artificial nests simulate nest success

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    Human­Wildlife Interactions 7(2):299­312, Fall 2013 Do artificial nests simulate nest success State University, Logan, UT 84322- 5230, USA Abstract: Artificial nests have been used to study factors affecting nest success because researchers can manipulate them more than natural bird nests. Many

  12. Synthesizing Transformations for Locality Enhancement of Imperfectly-nested Loop Nests

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    Pingali, Keshav K.

    Synthesizing Transformations for Locality Enhancement of Imperfectly-nested Loop Nests Nawaaz Ahmed in imperfectly-nested loops. The key idea is to em- bed the iteration space of every statement in a loop nest into a spe- cial iteration space called the product space. The product space can be viewed as a perfectly-nested

  13. Tiling Imperfectly-nested Loop Nests Nawaaz Ahmed, Nikolay Mateev and Keshav Pingali,

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    Pingali, Keshav K.

    Tiling Imperfectly-nested Loop Nests Nawaaz Ahmed, Nikolay Mateev and Keshav Pingali, Department the effect of interleaving iterations of these loops. Tiling of perfectly-nested loop nests (which are loop nests in which all assignment statements are contained in the innermost loop) is well understood

  14. Nest Defense Behaviors of Native Cavity-Nesting Birds to European Starlings1

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    457 Nest Defense Behaviors of Native Cavity- Nesting Birds to European Starlings1 Rodney G. Olsen,2 for nest sites and the extent to which European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) are seen as a threat by native of aggressive behavior of four species of native cavity-nesting birds to starlings at active nests in trees

  15. Can selection on nest size from nest predation explain the latitudinal gradient in clutch size?

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    Martin, Thomas E.

    Can selection on nest size from nest predation explain the latitudinal gradient in clutch size. 2. The nest size hypothesis posits that higher nest predation in the tropics favours selection for smaller nests and thereby constrains clutch size by shrinking available space for eggs and/or nestlings

  16. Does nest-site selection influence bobwhite nesting success in south Florida?

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    Oli, Madan K.

    Does nest-site selection influence bobwhite nesting success in south Florida? Aditya Singh Drive, Madison, WI 53706, USA. E Corresponding author. Email: singh22@wisc.edu Abstract Context. Nest-site selection can influence nesting success, and thus population dynamics, of many species of ground- nesting

  17. FirstChoice Investments

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    Peters, Richard

    FirstChoice Wholesale Investments Product Disclosure Statement Including FirstRate Wholesale Saver and FirstRate Wholesale Term Deposits This is a combined Financial Services Guide and Product Disclosure in FirstChoice Wholesale Investments 1 3 How FirstChoice Wholesale Investments works 2 4 Risks of investing

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  19. Nested Quantum Error Correction Codes

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    Zhuo Wang; Kai Sun; Hen Fan; Vlatko Vedral

    2009-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The theory of quantum error correction was established more than a decade ago as the primary tool for fighting decoherence in quantum information processing. Although great progress has already been made in this field, limited methods are available in constructing new quantum error correction codes from old codes. Here we exhibit a simple and general method to construct new quantum error correction codes by nesting certain quantum codes together. The problem of finding long quantum error correction codes is reduced to that of searching several short length quantum codes with certain properties. Our method works for all length and all distance codes, and is quite efficient to construct optimal or near optimal codes. Two main known methods in constructing new codes from old codes in quantum error-correction theory, the concatenating and pasting, can be understood in the framework of nested quantum error correction codes.

  20. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Approximate Truth and Descriptive Nesting

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    Barrett, Jeffrey A.

    ORIGINAL ARTICLE Approximate Truth and Descriptive Nesting Jeffrey Alan Barrett Received: 7 July. This paper presents a notion of local probable approximate truth in terms of descriptive nesting relations

  1. Editing Nested Constraints and Application Conditions

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    Habel, Annegret

    Editing Nested Constraints and Application Conditions Karl Azab Carl v. Ossietzky Universit¨at Oldenburg, Germany azab@informatik.uni-oldenburg.de Abstract. Nested constraints and application conditions to get these editing features and implemented a tree-oriented visualization for editing nested constrains

  2. Nested Partitions Using Texture Segmentation V. Lakshmanan

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    Lakshmanan, Valliappa

    Nested Partitions Using Texture Segmentation V. Lakshmanan Coop. Inst. of Meso. Met. Studies of partitioning the pixels of an im- age such that the partitions at one step are wholly nested inside. It is possible to devise a multiscale approach where the partitions in one scale are nested within the partitions

  3. NEST REPRESENTATIONS OF DIRECTED GRAPH ALGEBRAS

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    Katsoulis, Elias G.

    NEST REPRESENTATIONS OF DIRECTED GRAPH ALGEBRAS KENNETH R. DAVIDSON AND ELIAS KATSOULIS Abstract. This paper is a comprehensive study of the nest rep- resentations for the free semigroupoid algebra LG that the finite dimensional nest representations sep- arate the points in LG, and a fortiori, in T + (G

  4. NEST ALGEBRAS IN c1 Alvaro Arias*

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    Arias, Alvaro

    NEST ALGEBRAS IN c1 by Alvaro Arias* ABSTRACT. In this paper we address some basic questions of the Banach space structure of the nest algebras in the trace class in particular, we study whether any two of them are isomorphic to each other, and show that the nest algebras in the trace class have bases. We

  5. CHSLT -NEST WPI Mechanical Engineering Department

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    Furlong, Cosme

    CHSLT - NEST WPI Mechanical Engineering Department Introduction: digital cameras 11 November 2013 #12;CHSLT - NEST WPI Mechanical Engineering Department The CCD/CMOS camera CCD charged-coupled device) #12;CHSLT - NEST WPI Mechanical Engineering Department The CCD/CMOS camera Detail section of a CCD

  6. Serializability of Nested Transactions in Multidatabases ?

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    Arpinar, I. Budak

    Serializability of Nested Transactions in Multidatabases ? Ugur Halici1, Budak Arpinar2 and Asuman@rorqual.cc.metu.edu.tr, fasuman, budakg@srdc.metu.edu.tr Abstract. The correctness of nested transactions for multidatabases dif- fers from that of at transactions in that, for nested transactions the execution order of siblings

  7. Nested Autonomy Prototype for Distributed Undersea Sensing

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    Schmidt, Henrik

    MOOS-IvP Nested Autonomy Prototype for Distributed Undersea Sensing User's Guide H. Schmidt, M Autonomous Network Architecture, based on the Nested Autonomy paradigm, as implemented and operated Nested Autonomy Paradigm for Distributed Undersea Sensing 11 2 Autonomy in Communication

  8. Nested-grid simulation of mercury over North America

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    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    middle), nested America. IPR simulation (bottom). TheSTD simulation (middle), nested IPR simulation (bottom). Thesimulation; Right panel: IPR nested-grid Fig. 3. Scatter

  9. Although data on nesting biology are avail-able for several nest-excavating species [2,

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    Although data on nesting biology are avail- able for several nest-excavating species [2, 5­7, 35, 41­44], detailed studies of this aspect for species that nest in preexisting cavities has only been made in Centris (Hemisiella) vittata [32]. In this paper we present observations on the nesting

  10. Capacity Constraints Across Nests in Assortment Optimization Under the Nested Logit Model

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    Topaloglu, Huseyin

    Capacity Constraints Across Nests in Assortment Optimization Under the Nested Logit Model Jacob B Abstract We consider assortment optimization problems when customers choose according to the nested logit in all nests. When each product consumes one unit of capacity, our capacity constraint limits

  11. Breeding Dispersal and Nesting Behavior of Burrowing Owls Following Experimental Nest1 D. H. CATLIN1

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    Rosenberg, Daniel K.

    Breeding Dispersal and Nesting Behavior of Burrowing Owls Following Experimental Nest1 Predation2 3 97331, dan.rosenberg@oregonstate.edu7 ABSTRACT8 Nest predation is considered a primary factor affecting the hypothesis that nest predation would10 increase dispersal probability, dispersal distance and the frequency

  12. Nest-Site Habitat of Cavity-Nesting Birds at the San Joaquin Experimental Range1

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    279 Nest-Site Habitat of Cavity-Nesting Birds at the San Joaquin Experimental Range1 Kathryn L. Purcell2 and Jared Verner2 Abstract Detailed information about the nesting habitats of birds, including those needed for successful nesting, can provide a better understanding of the ecological factors

  13. Cavity-nesting Bird Use of Nest Boxes in Vineyards of Central-Coast California1

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    Cavity-nesting Bird Use of Nest Boxes in Vineyards of Central-Coast California1 Daniel P. Mummert,2 by vineyards in many areas of central- coastal California. Oak woodlands are home to many insectivorous, cavity-nesting birds that would be beneficial in and around vineyards. During March to June 2001, we used bluebird nest

  14. What do artificial nests tells us about nest predation? Liana Zanette*

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    Zanette, Liana

    What do artificial nests tells us about nest predation? Liana Zanette* Department of Zoology Received 1 March 2001; received in revised form 7 May 2001; accepted 15 June 2001 Abstract Artificial nests are commonly used to evaluate predation, but the assumption that this method mimics predation on natural nests

  15. Breeding Dispersal and Nesting Behavior of Burrowing Owls Following Experimental Nest Predation

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    Rosenberg, Daniel K.

    Breeding Dispersal and Nesting Behavior of Burrowing Owls Following Experimental Nest Predation D, Corvallis 97331 ABSTRACT.--Nest predation is considered a primary factor affecting the life-history characteristics and particularly dispersal of many avian species. We tested the hypothesis that nest predation

  16. Nest predation increases with parental activity: separating nest site and parental activity effects

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    Martin, Thomas E.

    Nest predation increases with parental activity: separating nest site and parental activity effects Alexander Skutch hypothesized that increased parental activity can increase the risk of nest predation. We tested this hypothesis using ten open-nesting bird species in Arizona, USA. Parental activity was greater

  17. NESTING WITH THE WASP ROPALIDIA CINCTA INCREASES NEST SUCCESS OF RED-CHEEKED CORDONBLEU

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    Beier, Paul

    1022 NESTING WITH THE WASP ROPALIDIA CINCTA INCREASES NEST SUCCESS OF RED-CHEEKED CORDONBLEU costs or benefits to associated hymenopterans. We followed the nesting cycles of an estrildid finch, the Red-cheeked Cordonbleu (Uraeginthus bengalus), and a common nesting associate, the wasp Ropalidia

  18. Nested-cone transformer antenna

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    Ekdahl, Carl A. (Santa Fe, NM)

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A plurality of conical transmission lines are concentrically nested to form n output antenna for pulsed-power, radio-frequency, and microwave sources. The diverging conical conductors enable a high power input density across a bulk dielectric to be reduced below a breakdown power density at the antenna interface with the transmitting medium. The plurality of cones maintain a spacing between conductors which minimizes the generation of high order modes between the conductors. Further, the power input feeds are isolated at the input while enabling the output electromagnetic waves to add at the transmission interface. Thus, very large power signals from a pulse rf, or microwave source can be radiated.

  19. Nested-cone transformer antenna

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    Ekdahl, C.A.

    1991-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A plurality of conical transmission lines are concentrically nested to form an output antenna for pulsed-power, radio-frequency, and microwave sources. The diverging conical conductors enable a high power input density across a bulk dielectric to be reduced below a breakdown power density at the antenna interface with the transmitting medium. The plurality of cones maintain a spacing between conductors which minimizes the generation of high order modes between the conductors. Further, the power input feeds are isolated at the input while enabling the output electromagnetic waves to add at the transmission interface. Thus, very large power signals from a pulse rf, or microwave source can be radiated. 6 figures.

  20. Fast Computation of Supertrees for Compatible Phylogenies with Nested Taxa

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    Fast Computation of Supertrees for Compatible Phylogenies with Nested Taxa Vincent Berry1 Corresponding author. Keywords. Phylogenetics, supertree methods, nested taxa, compatibility, strepsirrhine are nested; for example, "buttercups" and "plants" are nested taxa. Motivated by Page, the first supertree

  1. Nesting-based Relational-to-XML Schema Translation

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    Lee, Dongwon

    Nesting-based Relational-to- XML Schema Translation Dongwon Lee Murali Mani Frank Chiu Wesley W Proposed Techniques Flat Translation (FT) Nesting-based Translation (NeT) Translation using InclusionDB'01 Nesting Nested relational model: allows non-1NF Nest operator: nesting on column X collects all

  2. BORNEO NEST CARD PROTOCOL (2010) Nest-searching is a quintessential part of this study. Data from nests are used to estimate reproductive

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    Martin, Thomas E.

    BORNEO NEST CARD PROTOCOL (2010) Nest-searching is a quintessential part of this study. Data from nests are used to estimate reproductive success for the various species nesting on the study plots and to identify how environmental pressures both biotic (ie. predation) and abiotic (ie. nest micro

  3. NEST-SITESELECTIONAND NESTINGSUCCESSOF CAVITY-NESTINGBIRDSIN HIGH ELEVATION

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    Martin, Thomas E.

    NEST-SITESELECTIONAND NESTINGSUCCESSOF CAVITY-NESTINGBIRDSIN HIGH ELEVATION FORESTDRAINAGES that characterized successful and unsuccessful nest sites, nest sites vs. random sites, and differences among coexisting species of cavity- nesting birds for 356 nests in central Arizona. Live and, more commonly, dead

  4. Discrete Applied Mathematics 121 (2002) 139153 NeST graphs

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    Hayward, Ryan B.

    Discrete Applied Mathematics 121 (2002) 139­153 NeST graphs Ryan B. Haywarda; , Paul E. Kearneyb; received in revised form 14 March 2001; accepted 26 March 2001 Abstract We establish results on NeST graphs show the equivalence of proper NeST graphs and unit NeST graphs, the equivalence of ÿxed distance NeST

  5. Nesting biology of the leafcutting bee Megachile (Pseudocentron) gomphrenoides (Hymenoptera

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    Nesting biology of the leafcutting bee Megachile (Pseudocentron) gomphrenoides (Hymenoptera Abstract ­ The nesting biology of the leafcutting bee Megachile (Pseudocentron) gomphrenoides Vachal were obtained from trap-nests placed in the field margin during two agricultural years (2008

  6. The conformal loop ensemble nesting field

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    Jason Miller; Samuel S. Watson; David B. Wilson

    2014-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The conformal loop ensemble CLE$_\\kappa$ with parameter $8/3 nesting field. We generalize this result by assigning i.i.d. weights to the loops, and we treat an alternate notion of convergence to the nesting field in the case where the weight distribution has mean zero. We also establish estimates for moments of the number of CLE loops surrounding two given points.

  7. Tschinkel WR. 2004. The nest architecture of the Florida harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex badius. 19pp. Journal of Insect Science, 4:21,Available online: insectscience.org/4.21

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    Tschinkel, Walter R.

    with low angles of descent, and are distinct from deeper chambers. In larger nests, they have a looping movement and choice. A possible template imparting information on depth is a carbon dioxide gradient. Carbon dioxide concentrations increased 5-fold between the surface and the depths of the nest

  8. Automation of Nested Matrix and Derivative Operations Robert Kalaba

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    Automation of Nested Matrix and Derivative Operations Robert Kalaba Departments of Electrical of expressions involving nested matrix and derivative operations. The need to differentiate such expressions

  9. EFFICIENT NESTED PRICING IN THE SIMPLEX ALGORITHM 1 ...

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    2007-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Dantzig and Neste-Devex rules, as reported in the next Section. 3. Computational experiments. Computational experiments with the nested pricing were carried...

  10. Effects of Habitat, Nest-site Selection, and Adult Behavior on Black-capped Vireo Nest and Fledgling Survival

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    Pope, Theresa

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Many factors affect the productivity of songbirds. Which vegetation types the birds inhabit, nest-site characteristics, and adult behavior at the nest may affect predation and parasitism frequencies, fecundity, and nest survival and fledgling...

  11. Emergence of electric mobility: a nested approach to vehicle choice modeling

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    Bierlaire, Michel

    shares within the automotive sector for the different types of cars (namely gasoline cars, hybrid cars alternatives which do not belong to the respondent in comparison to latter's own car, when we analyze and electric cars) are likely to be significantly affected. This particular context motivated a sound demand

  12. Nested Intersection for Scalable Software Composition (Technical Report)

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    Myers, Andrew C.

    Nested Intersection for Scalable Software Composition (Technical Report) Nathaniel Nystrom Xin Qi systems, combining their features in a modular way. J& supports nested intersection, building on ear- lier work on nested inheritance in the language Jx. Nested inher- itance permits modular, type

  13. Original article The function of the vestibulum in nests

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Original article The function of the vestibulum in nests of a solitary stem-nesting bee, Osmia rufa, 06099 Halle (Saale), Germany (Received 2 April 1998; accepted 21 November 1998) Abstract - Nests of the stem- or hole-nesting megachilid bee, Osmia rufa, were analysed to help clar- ify the function

  14. ORCHARD BEE NESTING MATERIALS ACE PAPER TUBE CORPORATION

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    ORCHARD BEE NESTING MATERIALS ACE PAPER TUBE CORPORATION Nesting Tubes 4918 Denison Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44102 Tel: 216-961-0250 Mason Bees and Nesting Supplies 21323 232nd St. SE, Monroe, Washington 98272-8982 Fax: 206-820-8037 E-mail: easugden@msn.com MAXTEK Nest Blocks Chuck McSween Tel: 425

  15. Open Nested Transactions: Semantics and Support J. Eliot B. Moss

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    Open Nested Transactions: Semantics and Support J. Eliot B. Moss Department of Computer Science describe semantics for serializable (safe) open nested transactions. Given these semantics, we then suggest, applications for open nesting, and their hardware implications. We focus primarily on linear nesting, which we

  16. Nesting of two-dimensional irregular parts: an integrated approach

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    Wang, Gaofeng Gary

    Nesting of two-dimensional irregular parts: an integrated approach S. Q. XIE*{, G. G. WANG{ and Y The present paper reports an intelligent computer-aided nesting (CAN) system for optimal nesting of two the utilization ratio of sheet materials. This paper also systemically reviews the nesting algorithms that were

  17. Nested User Interface Components Ken Perlin, Jon Meyer

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    Nested User Interface Components Ken Perlin, Jon Meyer NYU Media Research Lab Department,meyer}@cs.nyu.edu ABSTRACT Nested User Interface Components combine the concepts of Zooming User Interfaces (ZUIs) with recursive nesting of active graphical user interface widgets. The resulting system of recursively nesting

  18. On Open Nesting in Distributed Transactional Memory Alexandru Turcu

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    Ravindran, Binoy

    Systor '12 On Open Nesting in Distributed Transactional Memory Alexandru Turcu Virginia Tech talex (TFA), we add support for open nested transactions. We discuss the mechanisms and performance implications of such nesting, and identify the cases where using open nesting is warranted and the relevant

  19. Nested Queries in Object Bases Sophie Cluet Guido Moerkotte

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    Mannheim, Universität

    Nested Queries in Object Bases Sophie Cluet Guido Moerkotte INRIA Lehrstuhl f¨ur Informatik III BP for object­oriented (oo) databases allow nested subqueries. This paper contains (1) the first algebra which is capable of handling arbitrary nested queries and (2) the first complete classification of oo nested

  20. FirstChoice Wholesale Investments

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    Peters, Richard

    FirstChoice Wholesale Investments Product Disclosure Statement Including FirstRate Wholesale Saver Colonial First State 1 2 Benefits of investing in FirstChoice Wholesale Investments 1 3 How FirstChoice Wholesale Investments works 2 4 Risks of investing 2 5 Fees and other costs 6 6 How managed investment

  1. Nest Record Card Scheme 1 Welcome to the Nest Record Card Scheme, NERCS for short. The project aims to

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    de Villiers, Marienne

    Nest Record Card Scheme 1 Welcome to the Nest Record Card Scheme, NERCS for short. The project aims to monitor the breeding success of birds and increase our knowledge of their nesting habits. The Avian will be computerized to provide a backward perspective to the data from the new scheme. Why do we need nest records

  2. Don't Mess with the NEST

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    Larson, M

    2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    NEST stands for Nuclear Emergency Support Team. The NEST Mission Statement as first established: (1) Conduct, direct, coordinate search and recovery operations for nuclear material, weapons or devices; and (2) Assist in identification and deactivation of Improvised Nuclear Devices (INDs) and Radiological Dispersal Devices (RDDs). Then in 1980 a very sophisticated improvised explosive device was found at Harvey's Casino at Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The FBI and Bomb Squads were unprepared and it detonated. As a result the additional phrase 'and Sophisticated Improvised Explosive Devices (SIEDs)' was added to the Mission Statement.

  3. PolyChord: nested sampling for cosmology

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    Handley, W J; Lasenby, A N

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PolyChord is a novel nested sampling algorithm tailored for high dimensional parameter spaces. In addition, it can fully exploit a hierarchy of parameter speeds such as is found in CosmoMC and CAMB. It utilises slice sampling at each iteration to sample within the hard likelihood constraint of nested sampling. It can identify and evolve separate modes of a posterior semi-independently and is parallelised using openMPI. PolyChord is available for download at: http://ccpforge.cse.rl.ac.uk/gf/project/polychord/

  4. Functional Clustering in Nested Designs Abel Rodriguez

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    West, Mike

    Functional Clustering in Nested Designs Abel Rodriguez University of California, Santa Cruz) and oceanography (Rodriguez et al., 2008a). Because functional data are inherently complex, functional clustering the principal points of random functions; James & Sugar (2003), who develop methods for sparsely sam- pled

  5. A Stark Choice on Solar

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    As a nation, we face a stark choice. We can sit back and cede our position in the burgeoning solar industry or we can stand up and compete.

  6. Critical infrastructure systems of systems assessment methodology.

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    Sholander, Peter E.; Darby, John L.; Phelan, James M.; Smith, Bryan; Wyss, Gregory Dane; Walter, Andrew; Varnado, G. Bruce; Depoy, Jennifer Mae

    2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Assessing the risk of malevolent attacks against large-scale critical infrastructures requires modifications to existing methodologies that separately consider physical security and cyber security. This research has developed a risk assessment methodology that explicitly accounts for both physical and cyber security, while preserving the traditional security paradigm of detect, delay, and respond. This methodology also accounts for the condition that a facility may be able to recover from or mitigate the impact of a successful attack before serious consequences occur. The methodology uses evidence-based techniques (which are a generalization of probability theory) to evaluate the security posture of the cyber protection systems. Cyber threats are compared against cyber security posture using a category-based approach nested within a path-based analysis to determine the most vulnerable cyber attack path. The methodology summarizes the impact of a blended cyber/physical adversary attack in a conditional risk estimate where the consequence term is scaled by a ''willingness to pay'' avoidance approach.

  7. Nested Cluster Algorithm for Frustrated Quantum Antiferromagnets

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    M. Nyfeler; F. -J. Jiang; F. Kmpfer; U. -J. Wiese

    2008-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Simulations of frustrated quantum antiferromagnets suffer from a severe sign problem. We solve the ergodicity problem of the loop-cluster algorithm in a natural way and apply a powerful strategy to address the sign problem. For the spin 1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet on a kagome and on a frustrated square lattice, a nested cluster algorithm eliminates the sign problem for large systems. The method is applicable to general lattice geometries but limited to moderate temperatures.

  8. Solitons with nested structure over finite fields

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    Fumitaka Yura

    2014-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a solitonic dynamical system over finite fields that may be regarded as an analogue of the box-ball systems. The one-soliton solutions of the system, which have nested structures similar to fractals, are also proved. The solitonic system in this paper is described by polynomials, which seems to be novel. Furthermore, in spite of such complex internal structures, numerical simulations exhibit stable propagations before and after collisions among multiple solitons with preserving their patterns.

  9. Characterization of Sea Turtle Nesting on the Upper Texas Coast

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    Hughes, Christi Lynn

    2014-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Nearly annual record Kemps ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) nesting activity on the upper Texas coast (UTC; defined as beaches from Sabine Pass to Matagorda Peninsula), where scientifically verifiable nesting commenced in 2002, has occurred...

  10. Nested-grid simulation of mercury over North America

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    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Chemistry and Physics Nested-grid simulation of mercury overY. Zhang et al. : Nested-grid simulation of mercury overand Chen, S. -Y. : Plume-in-grid modeling of atmospheric

  11. A TURKEY NESTING STUDY IN GREGORY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA

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    A TURKEY NESTING STUDY IN GREGORY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA by Tara L. Wertz A thesis submitted Sciences (Wildlife Option) South Dakota State University 1986 #12;A TURKEY NESTING STUDY IN GREGORY COUNTY. of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences 11 Date Date #12;A TURKEY NESTING STUDY IN GREGORY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA

  12. ON HIGHER ORDER BOURGAIN ALGEBRAS OF A NEST ALGEBRA

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    Feeman, Timothy

    ON HIGHER ORDER BOURGAIN ALGEBRAS OF A NEST ALGEBRA TIMOTHY G. FEEMAN Abstract. Following earlier algebras, as well as the second order Bourgain algebras, associated with a nest algebra, we herein demonstrate that a given nest algebra has (essentially) at most six different third order Bourgain algebras

  13. LOCAL NESTED STRUCTURE IN RULE 30 ERIC S. ROWLAND

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    Rowland, Eric

    LOCAL NESTED STRUCTURE IN RULE 30 ERIC S. ROWLAND DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS, RUTGERS, THE STATE'' locally. As a result, local nested structure is produced. This phenome­ non is ultimately due. The main result of the paper establishes the presence of local nested structure in k­color rules

  14. Nest Relocation in Harvester Ants DEBORAH M. GORDON*

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    Gordon, Deborah

    Nest Relocation in Harvester Ants DEBORAH M. GORDON* Centre for Population Biology, Imperial been suggested that colonies of the genus Pogonomyrmex relocate their nests in response to crowding by neighboring colonies. Nest relocations and dis- tances moved were observed in a population of about 250

  15. Converting Nested Algebra Expressions into Flat Algebra Expressions

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    Van Gucht, Dirk

    Converting Nested Algebra Expressions into Flat Algebra Expressions JAN PAREDAENS University of Antwerp and DIRK VAN GUCHT Indiana University Nested relations generalize ordinary flat relations by allowing tuple values to be either atomic or set valued. The nested algebra is a generalization of the flat

  16. Nested Loop Algorithm for Parallel Model Based Iterative Reconstruction

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    Nested Loop Algorithm for Parallel Model Based Iterative Reconstruction Zhou Yu, Lin Fu, Debashish. In this paper, we propose a fast converging simultaneous-update algorithm using a nested loop structure tomography, iterative reconstruction, nested loop, preconditioner. I. INTRODUCTION Recent applications

  17. NESTING MAPS OF GRASSMANNIANS C. DE CONCINI AND Z. REICHSTEIN

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    Reichstein, Zinovy

    NESTING MAPS OF GRASSMANNIANS C. DE CONCINI AND Z. REICHSTEIN Abstract. Let F be a field and Gr ) is called nesting if l f(l) for every l Gr(i, Fn ). Glover, Homer and Stong showed that there are no continuous nesting maps Gr(i, Cn ) - Gr(j, Cn ) except for a few obvious ones. We prove a similar result

  18. The Nested Universal Relation Data Model MARK LEVENE

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    Levene, Mark

    The Nested Universal Relation Data Model MARK LEVENE Department of Computer Science, University, London WC1E 7HX, U.K., email: george@cs.bbk.ac.uk #12; 2 The Nested UR Model #12; 3 List of Symbols letters to be italicized are clearly indicated in the text. #12; 4 The nested universal relation (UR

  19. Research Article Nesting Habitat Characteristics of the Marbled Murrelet

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    Mladenoff, David

    Research Article Nesting Habitat Characteristics of the Marbled Murrelet in Central California 94720, USA Abstract The marbled murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) is a threatened seabird that nests published on murrelet nesting habitat in the coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) region. Here we present

  20. Making Nested Parallel Transactions Practical using Lightweight Hardware Support

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    Kozyrakis, Christos

    Making Nested Parallel Transactions Practical using Lightweight Hardware Support Woongki Baek possible performance, TM must support the nested parallelism available in real-world applications and sup- ported by popular programming models. A few recent papers have proposed support for nested parallelism

  1. STRUCTURE OF NESTED SEQUENCES OF BALLS IN BANACH SPACES

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    Martín, Miguel

    STRUCTURE OF NESTED SEQUENCES OF BALLS IN BANACH SPACES P. BANDYOPADHYAY, V. P. FONF, B.-L. LIN, AND M. MART´IN Abstract. In this paper, we study the structure of the union of unbounded nested of an unbounded nested sequence of balls is a cone if the centers of the balls lie in a finite dimensional

  2. WALi: Nested-Word Automata Amanda Burton1

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    Liblit, Ben

    WALi: Nested-Word Automata Amanda Burton1 , Aditya Thakur1 , Evan Driscoll1 , and Thomas Reps1,2 1 University of Wisconsin 2 GrammaTech, Inc. {burtona,adi,driscoll,reps}@cs.wisc.edu 1 Nested-Word Automata and Overview of the Library's Organization WALi-NWA is a library for constructing and querying nested

  3. NESTING MAPS OF GRASSMANNIANS C. DE CONCINI AND Z. REICHSTEIN

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    Reichstein, Zinovy

    NESTING MAPS OF GRASSMANNIANS C. DE CONCINI AND Z. REICHSTEIN of Fn. A map f :Gr(i, Fn) -! Gr(j, Fn) is called nesting if l f(l) for every l 2 Gr(i, Fn). Glover, Homer and Stong showed that there are no continuous nesting maps Gr(i, Cn) -! Gr

  4. LOCAL NESTED STRUCTURE IN RULE 30 ERIC S. ROWLAND

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    Rowland, Eric

    LOCAL NESTED STRUCTURE IN RULE 30 ERIC S. ROWLAND DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS, RUTGERS, THE STATE" locally. As a result, local nested structure is produced. This phenome- non is ultimately due. The main result of the paper establishes the presence of local nested structure in k-color rules

  5. Adding Nesting Structure to Words Rajeev Alur1

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    Parthasarathy, Madhusudan

    Adding Nesting Structure to Words Rajeev Alur1 and P. Madhusudan2 1 University of Pennsylvania, USA 2 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA 1 Introduction We propose nested words to capture models where there is both a natural linear sequencing of positions and a hierarchically nested matching

  6. Nested Datatypes Richard Bird 1 and Lambert Meertens 2

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    Nested Datatypes Richard Bird 1 and Lambert Meertens 2 1 Programming Research Group, Oxford@cwi.nl Abstract. A nested datatype, also known as a non­regular datatype, is a parametrised datatype whose declaration involves different instances of the accompanying type parameters. Nested datatypes have been

  7. Asymmetric Nested Lattice Samples Peter Z. G. Qian1

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    Qian, Peter Z. G.

    Asymmetric Nested Lattice Samples Peter Z. G. Qian1 , Mingyao Ai2,3 , Youngdeok Hwang1 and Heng Su4-filling designs, called asymmetric nested lattice samples. As a stepping-stone to the proposed approach, we introduce two methods for generating asymmetric nested orthogonal arrays. We then present two elaborate

  8. Nested Lattice Codes for Arbitrary Continuous Sources and Channels

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    Pradhan, Sandeep

    Nested Lattice Codes for Arbitrary Continuous Sources and Channels Aria G. Sahebi and S. Sandeep 48109, USA. Email: ariaghs@umich.edu, pradhanv@umich.edu Abstract--In this paper, we show that nested information at the transmitter. We also show that nested lattice codes are optimal for source coding

  9. Optimizing Nested Queries with Parameter Sort Orders Ravindra Guravannavar

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    Sudarshan, S.

    Optimizing Nested Queries with Parameter Sort Orders Ravindra Guravannavar Ramanujam H.s@sybase.com Indian Institute of Technology Bombay sudarsha@cse.iitb.ac.in Abstract Nested iteration is an important technique for query evaluation. It is the default way of execut- ing nested subqueries in SQL. Although

  10. Arnold Schwarzenegger COMMUNITY CHOICE AGGREGATION

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    /Agricultural/Water End-Use Energy Efficiency Natural Gas Renewable Energy Technologies Transportation Community Choice&D program areas: Buildings End-Use Energy Efficiency Climate Change Energy Innovations Small Grants Energy-Related Environmental Research Energy Systems Integration Environmentally Preferred Advanced Generation Industrial

  11. E-Print Network 3.0 - automated nest attendance Sample Search...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    and Technology Article Using Nest Temperature to Estimate Nest Attendance of Piping... melodus) relative to nest attendance at Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts,...

  12. Sustainable Stanford Greening Infrastructure & Choices

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    sustainability coordinators Work with Office of Sustainability as staff to assist and coordinate with building;1717 Building Level Conservation Solicit participation for the campus Building Level Sustainability Program #12Sustainable Stanford Greening Infrastructure & Choices Fahmida Ahmed Office of Sustainability #12

  13. Mountain Health Choices Beneficiary Report

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    ................................................................................................................ 42 I. Access to Health Care Mountain Health Choices Beneficiary Report A Report to the West Virginia Bureau for Medical of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Medical Services. #12; 1 Table of Contents I. EXECUTIVE

  14. Alternative Fuels Data Center: Choice Environmental Services...

    Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

    important issue," Miller said. "So we brand each truck as 'Powered by Natural Gas-The Green Choice for Florida.'" Choice Environmental has 14 CNG collection trucks serving...

  15. Query optimization in nested relational databases

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    Rathakrishnan, Balaji

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    by, attr(A) = (N ~ 3y C scheme(A) h N = name(y)). (2. 2) 12 Note that definition 2. 2 uses the scheme() notation to extract the scheme of A as it is a name whereas definition 2. 1 uses sch() to extract the schema component of the nested...(R) be a relation-valued attribute. Let X = attr(R) ? B' and attr(B') = (Br Bz '' B }. Then unnesting of R on B' is defined as: sch(p[B'](R)) = sch(R) ? ((B', scheme(B'))) U ((A, scheme(A))[A 6 attr(B')} val(p[B'](R)) = (t [ (3s C val(R)), (t(X) =s...

  16. Nested Quantum Walks with Quantum Data Structures

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    Stacey Jeffery; Robin Kothari; Frederic Magniez

    2012-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We develop a new framework that extends the quantum walk framework of Magniez, Nayak, Roland, and Santha, by utilizing the idea of quantum data structures to construct an efficient method of nesting quantum walks. Surprisingly, only classical data structures were considered before for searching via quantum walks. The recently proposed learning graph framework of Belovs has yielded improved upper bounds for several problems, including triangle finding and more general subgraph detection. We exhibit the power of our framework by giving a simple explicit constructions that reproduce both the $O(n^{35/27})$ and $O(n^{9/7})$ learning graph upper bounds (up to logarithmic factors) for triangle finding, and discuss how other known upper bounds in the original learning graph framework can be converted to algorithms in our framework. We hope that the ease of use of this framework will lead to the discovery of new upper bounds.

  17. Nest site selection and partitioning among sympatric white-winged, mourning, and Inca doves in Mason, Texas

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    Mathewson, Heather Alexis

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ; and (3) compare nest-site characteristics, nest-site partitioning, and assess the role of interspecific competition on nest-site selection. Nest searching, monitoring, nest-site characterizations, and vegetation measurements were conducted during June...

  18. ARIES-IV Nested Shell Blanket Design

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    Wong, C.P.C.; Redler, K.; Reis, E.E.; Will, R. [General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States); Cheng, E. [TSI Research, Inc. (United States); Hasan, C.M.; Sharafat, S. [California Univ., Los Angeles, CA (United States)

    1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ARIES-IV Nested Shell Blanket (NSB) Design is an alternate blanket concept of the ARIES-IV low activation helium-cooled reactor design. The reference design has the coolant routed in the poloidal direction and the inlet and outlet plena are located at the top and bottom of the torus. The NSB design has the high velocity coolant routed in the toroidal direction and the plena are located behind the blanket. This is of significance since the selected structural material is SiC-composite. The NSB is designed to have key high performance components with characteristic dimensions of no larger than 2 m. These components can be brazed to form the blanket module. For the diverter design, we eliminated the use of W as the divertor coating material by relying on the successful development of the gaseous divertor concept. The neutronics and thermal-hydraulic performance of both blanket concepts are similar. The selected blanket and divertor configurations can also meet all the projected structural, neutronics and thermal-hydraulics design limits and requirements. With the selected blanket and divertor materials, the design has a level of safety assurance rate of I (LSA-1), which indicates an inherently safe design.

  19. Choices

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    Feyrer, G.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Standing on the balcony beside him, Mc Coy swirled his brandy snifter restlessly, and muttered under his breath, "I've never understood what Jim sees in those pouty lipped, Pekinese types." "Ruth," Spock said. Startled, wide blue eyes turnedon him..., and the Captain and McCoy had accepted their selections. The Doctor seemed quite at home in his cobalt blue velvet and pale blue brocade. Familiar or preferred colors, Spock wondered? They had offered him something similar,turquoise and black satin, but he had...

  20. Essays on School Choice and the Returns to School Quality

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    Ajayi, Kehinde Funmilola

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    School Choice Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Preferences for SchoolHistory of School Choice Reforms in Ghana . . . . . . . . .

  1. Supplement to Nested Dictionary Learning for Hierarchical Organization of Imagery and

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    Carin, Lawrence

    1 Supplement to Nested Dictionary Learning for Hierarchical Organization of Imagery and Text I. NESTED K-MEANS The nested K-means is only taken as the initialization step, as a convenient a simple way we call nested K-means. Since this nested K-means algorithm is only taken for initialization, we set

  2. AutoAuto--tuned nested parallelism: a way totuned nested parallelism: a way to reduce the execution time of scientificreduce the execution time of scientific

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    Giménez, Domingo

    AutoAuto--tuned nested parallelism: a way totuned nested parallelism: a way to reduce the execution problems AutoAuto--tuned nested parallelism: a way to reduce the execution time of scientific software in NUMA systemstuned nested parallelism: a way to reduce the execution time of scientific software in NUMA

  3. Software Function Allocation Methodology

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    O'Neal, Michael Ralph

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , 2 The Jackson Methodology 2. 1. 3 Higher Order Software 2. 1. 4 Structured Analysis and Design Technique 2. 1. 5 Software Requirements Engineering Methodology 2. 1. 6 Software Development System 2. 2 Relation to Current Research 3. SFAM... BACKGROUND 3. 1 SPAN Preconditions 3. 2 SFAM Concepts 3. 3 SFAM Environment 12 13 3. 3. 1 SPAM Decision Types 3. 3. 2 SFAM Goal 3. 3. 3 SFAM Environment Summary 13 16 16 TABLE OF CONTENTS (Continued) Page 3. 4 SFAM Outline 17 3. 4. 1 SFAM Step...

  4. Nest distribution varies with dispersal method and familiarity-mediated aggression for two sympatric ants

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    Alvarez, Nadir

    Nest distribution varies with dispersal method and familiarity-mediated aggression for two foraging effort, nest spatial distribution and aggression of two sympatric ant species that differ similar foraging strategies, they differ in nest distribution and aggressive behaviour. The spatial

  5. 2008-07-22 Summary of Choices

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    A T I O N 2008 - CONTRACT SIGNING * Core Purchase Obligation Choice (section 3 in body) * Load Following * Block (with or without Shaping Capacity) * Choice of Monthly and Diurnal...

  6. Graduate AI Lecture 20: Social Choice I

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    Procaccia, Ariel

    Dodgson · 20th Century: Nobel prizes to Kenneth Arrow and Amartya Sen 2 #12;Computational social choice

  7. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Nesting Biology of Euglossa dodsoni Moure (Hymenoptera: Euglossinae)

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    Bermingham, Eldredge

    an isolated trail leading from the main road between Fortuna and Bocas del Toro (Chiriqui´ Province, Republic of Panama), approximately 2 km E of the Fortuna Dam. Nests were collected and transported to the Centro de

  8. Nesting ecology of mourning doves in changing urban landscapes

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    Munoz, Anna Maria

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    NESTING ECOLOGY OF MOURNING DOVES IN CHANGING URBAN LANDSCAPES A Thesis by ANNA MARIA MU?OZ Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 2004 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences NESTING ECOLOGY OF MOURNING DOVES IN CHANGING URBAN LANDSCAPES A Thesis by ANNA MARIA MU?OZ Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

  9. BASF's Energy Survey Methodology

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    Theising, T. R.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and cost breakdowns by utility types are identified to further analyze trends. Consideration is given to the review of the various energy supply contracts for alternative options that may exist. The consumption history is used to create a distribution...BASF?s Energy Survey Methodology Thomas R. Theising BASF Corporation operates several dozen manufacturing Sites within NAFTA and periodically conducts Energy Surveys at each Site. Although these manufacturing sites represent a variety...

  10. Electronic Survey Methodology Page 1 Electronic Survey Methodology

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    Nonnecke, Blair

    Electronic Survey Methodology Page 1 Electronic Survey Methodology: A Case Study in Reaching Hard, Maryland preece@umbc.edu 2002 © Andrews, Nonnecke and Preece #12;Electronic Survey Methodology Page 2 Conducting Research on the Internet: Electronic survey Design, Development and Implementation Guidelines

  11. Nest-site selection in Eastern hognose snakes (Heterodon platirhinos) Casey Peet-Par

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    Blouin-Demers, Gabriel

    Nest-site selection in Eastern hognose snakes (Heterodon platirhinos) by Casey Peet-Paré Thesis...........................................................................................19 #12;3 Abstract Nest-site selection is considered to be the only form of parental care in most by selecting nest-sites which have optimal conditions. I examined nest-site selection in Eastern hognose snakes

  12. Affine Nested Loop Programs and their Binary Parameterized Dataflow Graph Counterparts

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    Bhattacharyya, Shuvra S.

    Affine Nested Loop Programs and their Binary Parameterized Dataflow Graph Counterparts Ed F Parameterized static affine nested loop programs can be automatically converted to input-output equivalent Kahn affine nested loop programs which are nested loop programs in which the loop boundaries, the conditions

  13. A nested invocation suppression mechanism for active replication fault-tolerant CORBA

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    Chen, Sheng-Wei

    1 A nested invocation suppression mechanism for active replication fault-tolerant CORBA Deron Liang. The redundant nested invocation (RNI) problem arises when servers in a replicated group issues nested a mechanism to perform auto-suppression of redundant nested invocation in an active replication fault

  14. How avian nest site selection responds to predation risk: testing an `adaptive peak hypothesis'

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    How avian nest site selection responds to predation risk: testing an `adaptive peak hypothesis., Arcata, CA 95521, USA Summary 1. Nest predation limits avian fitness, so birds should favour nest sites that minimize predation risk. Nevertheless, preferred nest microhabitat features are often uncorrelated

  15. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121(1):8288, 2009 DETECTION PROBABILITIES OF WOODPECKER NESTS IN

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    82 The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121(1):82­88, 2009 DETECTION PROBABILITIES OF WOODPECKER NESTS. villosus) nests and nest survival rates in post-fire landscapes provide land managers with information on the relative importance of burned forests to nesting woodpeckers. We conducted multiple-observer surveys

  16. Nested Velocity Feedback Control -1 Presented at CS 2007 Dr Richard Mitchell 2007

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    Mitchell, Richard

    Nested Velocity Feedback Control - 1 Presented at CS 2007 © Dr Richard Mitchell 2007 Nested tolerant to changes in the plant under control #12;Nested Velocity Feedback Control - 2 Presented at CS path #12;Nested Velocity Feedback Control - 3 Presented at CS 2007 © Dr Richard Mitchell 2007 Cherry

  17. Genetic Monogamy in the Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, a Species with Uniparental Nest Guarding

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    Avise, John

    Genetic Monogamy in the Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, a Species with Uniparental Nest genotyped from five nests. Results indicate that each male had mated with only one female in his nest. Additionally, one nest contained a second group of full sibs unrelated to the attendant male and his mate who

  18. Nested Pictorial Structures Steve Gu and Ying Zheng and Carlo Tomasi

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    Tomasi, Carlo

    Nested Pictorial Structures Steve Gu and Ying Zheng and Carlo Tomasi Department of Computer Science construct coined nested pictorial structure to represent an object by parts that are recursively nested. Three innovative ideas are proposed: First, the nested pictorial structure finds a part configuration

  19. NEST OBSERVATIONS OF THE LONG-EARED OWL (Asio otus) IN BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, WITH

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    NEST OBSERVATIONS OF THE LONG-EARED OWL (Asio otus) IN BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, WITH NOTES ON THEIR FOOD HABITS RICHARD T. REYNOLDS INTRODUCTION A nesting pair of long-earedowls was found 10 miles north, when the young left the nest. This is the third record of nesting Asio otus west of the Oregon Cascades

  20. Cogeneration Assessment Methodology for Utilities

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    Sedlik, B.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A methodology is presented that enables electric utilities to assess the cogeneration potential among industrial, commercial, and institutional customers within the utility's service area. The methodology includes a survey design, analytic...

  1. On the Transportation Problem with Market Choice

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    Pelin Damci-Kurt

    2013-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Apr 3, 2013 ... Abstract: We study a variant of the classical transportation problem in which suppliers with limited capacities have a choice of which demands...

  2. Fuel Economy: What Drives Consumer Choice?

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    Turrentine, Tom; Kurani, Kenneth; Heffner, Rusty

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Car Buyers and Fuel Economy? Energy Policy, vol. 35, 2007.Fuel Economy: What Drives Consumer Choice? BY TOMyou think about fuel economy? Rather, we listened closely

  3. Fuel Economy: What Drives Consumer Choice?

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    Turrentine, Tom; Kurani, Kenneth S; Heffner, Reid R.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Car Buyers and Fuel Economy? Energy Policy, vol. 35, 2007.Fuel Economy: What Drives Consumer Choice? BY TOMyou think about fuel economy? Rather, we listened closely

  4. Evaluating statistic appropriateness for Bayesian model choice

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Evaluating statistic appropriateness for Bayesian model choice Jean-Michel Marin I3M, UMR CNRS 5149, Universit´e Montpellier 2. France. Natesh S. Pillai Department of Statistics, Harvard University, Cambridge Rousseau ENSAE and CREST, Paris, France. Summary. The choice of the summary statistics in Bayesian

  5. mpty nest syndrome (ENS) is the term coined

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    Holsinger, Kent

    E mpty nest syndrome (ENS) is the term coined to describe the loneliness felt by parents are common experi- ences that precede ENS. Sadness, grief, ambivalence, fear, lost purpose, and facing aging resource rec- ommended to empty nesters is "Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years

  6. 0 Springer-Verlag 1989 Female turtles from hot nests

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    Canberra, University of

    or proportion of development at high temperatures that matters? Arthur Georges Applied Ecology Research Group nests of fresh- water turtles with temperature-dependent sex determination is known to be a poor species, females are produced at high temperatures and males at low temperatures. A very narrow range

  7. Nested Temporal Networks with Alternatives Roman Bartk*, Ondej Cepek*

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    Bartak, Roman

    Nested Temporal Networks with Alternatives Roman Barták*, Ondej Cepek* *Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics Malostranské nám. 2/25, 118 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic {roman.bartak, ondrej logical and temporal constraints and respect some other constraints, (e.g. some nodes may be pre

  8. The nested simple conformal loop ensembles in the Riemann sphere

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    Antti Kemppainen; Wendelin Werner

    2014-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Simple conformal loop ensembles (CLE) are a class of random collection of simple non-intersecting loops that are of particular interest in the study of conformally invariant systems. Among other things related to these CLEs, we prove the invariance in distribution of their nested "full-plane" versions under the inversion $z \\mapsto 1/z$.

  9. Contributed Paper Effects of Wind Energy Development on Nesting

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    Sandercock, Brett K.

    Contributed Paper Effects of Wind Energy Development on Nesting Ecology of Greater Prairie 32611, U.S.A. Abstract: Wind energy is targeted to meet 20% of U.S. energy needs by 2030, but new sites for impacts of a wind energy development on the reproductive ecology of prairie-chickens in a 5-year study. We

  10. NEST Scientific Report 2007-2009 Graphene and artificial graphene

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    Abbondandolo, Alberto

    NEST Scientific Report 2007-2009 Graphene 43 Graphene and artificial graphene T his area-layer graphene behave like massless fermions. Graphene is a first remarkable and clean example of the impact of a potential with honeycomb structure on the electronic states and dynamics. In graphene the crystalline

  11. Analysis of Enriched Uranyl Nitrate in Nested Annular Tank Array

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    John D. Bess; James D. Cleaver

    2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Two series of experiments were performed at the Rocky Flats Critical Mass Laboratory during the 1980s using highly enriched (93%) uranyl nitrate solution in annular tanks. [1, 2] Tanks were of typical sizes found in nuclear production plants. Experiments looked at tanks of varying radii in a co-located set of nested tanks, a 1 by 2 array, and a 1 by 3 array. The co-located set of tanks had been analyzed previously [3] as a benchmark for inclusion within the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments. [4] The current study represents the benchmark analysis of the 1 by 3 array of a series of nested annular tanks. Of the seventeen configurations performed in this set of experiments, twelve were evaluated and nine were judged as acceptable benchmarks.

  12. Intermediate Vapor Expansion Distillation and Nested Enrichment Cascade Distillation

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    Erickson, D. C.

    requiring either compressors or expanders. function of feed composition. The simple column has a single reboiler, single condenser, and is idealized to the extent that column pressure differential and heat exchanger temperature differential are set... Separation Z. Nested Enrichment Cascade For separating liquid mixtures above ambient temperature, both full 'cascade~ and also enrichment cascades have been used. They reduce the heat throughput by about 40% but do not decrease the energy consumption...

  13. Expandability, reversibility, and optimal capacity choice

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    Dixit, Avinash K.

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We develop continuous-time models of capacity choice when demand fluctuates stochastically, and the firm's opportunities to expand or contract are limited. Specifically, we consider costs of investing or disinvesting that ...

  14. Fuel Economy: What Drives Consumer Choice?

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    Turrentine, Tom; Kurani, Kenneth; Heffner, Rusty

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    S. Kurani, Car Buyers and Fuel Economy? Energy Policy,Fuel Economy: What Drives Consumer Choice? BY TOMa car, do they think about fuel costs over time, are they

  15. Nepal --Nested DataParallelism in Haskell Manuel M. T. Chakravarty

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    Chakravarty, Manuel

    Nepal -- Nested Data­Parallelism in Haskell Manuel M. T. Chakravarty University of New South Wales implementation. In the resulting system|which we call Nepal (NEsted PArallel Language), for short|a wide range

  16. Nesting ecology of dickcissels on reclaimed surface-mined lands in Freestone County, Texas

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    Dixon, Thomas Pingul

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    were selected and bunchgrasses were avoided. Oak (Quercus spp.) saplings remained an important nesting substrate throughout the breeding season. On a larger scale, nest-site selection was likely to occur farther from wooded riparian areas and closer...

  17. Analysis of the Black-capped Vireo and White-eyed Vireo Nest Predator assemblages

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    Conkling, Tara J.

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Predation is the leading cause of nest failure in songbirds. My study identified nest predators of black-capped vireos and white-eyed vireos, quantified the activity of potential predator species, examined the relationships between vegetation...

  18. NESTED HIGH RESOLUTION SIMULATION AND LIDAR VALIDATION OF A LAND BREEZE CIRCULATION

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    Eloranta, Edwin W.

    NESTED HIGH RESOLUTION SIMULATION AND LIDAR VALIDATION OF A LAND BREEZE CIRCULATION by GIJS DE BOER local forcing. A wide range of scales is simulated using the nesting capability of the University

  19. RESIDENTIAL LOCATION CHOICE AND TRAVEL BEHAVIOR: IMPLICATIONS FOR AIR QUALITY

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    Levinson, David M.

    RESIDENTIAL LOCATION CHOICE AND TRAVEL BEHAVIOR: IMPLICATIONS FOR AIR QUALITY UC Davis-Caltrans Air control measure. #12;RESIDENTIAL LOCATION CHOICE AND TRAVEL BEHAVIOR: IMPLICATIONS FOR AIR QUALITY.......................................................... 3 2.2 The Role of Residential Location Choice

  20. Barred Owl (Strix varia) Nest Site Characteristics in the Boreal Forest of Saskatchewan, Canada

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    Barred Owl (Strix varia) Nest Site Characteristics in the Boreal Forest of Saskatchewan, Canada active Barred Owl (Strix varia) nests in the boreal forest of central Saskatchewan, Canada. Eighty records exist. Our objective was to describe Barred Owl nests within the boreal forest of Saskatchewan

  1. Strategies for nested and eddy-permitting state estimation Geoffrey Gebbie,1,2,3

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    Wunsch, Carl

    Strategies for nested and eddy-permitting state estimation Geoffrey Gebbie,1,2,3 Patrick Heimbach,2 that is nested inside a global state estimate: (1) estimation of open-boundary conditions consistent no fundamental obstacle exists to constraining the large-scale regional circulation nested within a global

  2. Crossings and nestings of two edges 01-Fillings of moon polyominoes

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    Crossings and nestings of two edges 01-Fillings of moon polyominoes Two generalizations Wang, Yan & Yeh Symmetry of 2-chains #12;Crossings and nestings of two edges 01-Fillings of moon polyominoes Two generalizations Outline 1 Crossings and nestings of two edges 2 01-Fillings of moon

  3. Nest shapes in paper wasps: can the variability of forms be deduced from the same

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    Karsai, Istvan

    Nest shapes in paper wasps: can the variability of forms be deduced from the same construction 3, H-4010 Debrecen, Hungary We constructed a simple model to show that the variability of nest parameter. The interplay between the simple algorithm and the geometry of the nest structure resulted

  4. LONG-EARED OWLS NESTING IN BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK by Deborah D. Paulson

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    LONG-EARED OWLS NESTING IN BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK by Deborah D. Paulson and Carolyn Hull Sieg USDA Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station Rapid City 57701 Long-eared Owls nest at high River, few nesting records have been reported. This paper reports the occurrence of Long-eared Owls

  5. Nest architecture and species status of the bumble bee Bombus (Mendacibombus) shaposhnikovi (Hymenoptera

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    Nest architecture and species status of the bumble bee Bombus (Mendacibombus) shaposhnikovi ­ Revised 25 May 2010 ­ Accepted 27 May 2010 Abstract ­ The nesting behaviour of the subgenus Mendacibombus is known only from Bombus mendax. Here, we describe the nest of a second species of Mendacibombus

  6. Nesting biology of two species of Megachile (Moureapis) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) in a semideciduous forest

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    Nesting biology of two species of Megachile (Moureapis) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae 2010 ­ Revised 20 June 2011 ­ Accepted 11 July 2011 Abstract ­ Nests of Megachile (Moureapis) benigna and Megachile (Moureapis) maculata were obtained during a 12-month trap-nesting program in a semideciduous

  7. Nested Named Entity Recognition Jenny Rose Finkel and Christopher D. Manning

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    Pratt, Vaughan

    Nested Named Entity Recognition Jenny Rose Finkel and Christopher D. Manning Computer Science has al- most entirely ignored nested named en- tity recognition, but due to technological, rather than ideological reasons. In this pa- per, we present a new technique for rec- ognizing nested named entities

  8. A Nested Two Stage Game-Based Optimization Framework in Mobile Cloud Computing System

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    Pedram, Massoud

    A Nested Two Stage Game-Based Optimization Framework in Mobile Cloud Computing System Yanzhi Wang and the cloud computing facilities. We provide a nested two stage game formulation for the MCC interaction as well as the cloud computing controller in the nested two stage game using convex optimization technique

  9. NESTED ITERATION AND FIRST-ORDER SYSTEM LEAST SQUARES FOR INCOMPRESSIBLE, RESISTIVE MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS

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    McCormick, Steve

    NESTED ITERATION AND FIRST-ORDER SYSTEM LEAST SQUARES FOR INCOMPRESSIBLE, RESISTIVE. This paper develops a nested iteration algorithm to solve time-dependent nonlinear systems of partial a sequence of nested spaces, where the resolution of the approximations increases as the algorithm progresses

  10. Arbitrary Nesting of Spatial Computations Antoine Spicher, Olivier Michel, Jean-Louis Giavitto

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Arbitrary Nesting of Spatial Computations Antoine Spicher, Olivier Michel, Jean-Louis Giavitto LACL-louis.giavitto@ircam.fr Abstract--Modern programming languages allow the definition and the use of arbitrary nested data structures but this is not generally considered in unconventional programming models. In this paper, we present arbitrary nesting

  11. Nested stochastic simulation algorithms for chemical kinetic systems with multiple time scales

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    Van Den Eijnden, Eric

    Nested stochastic simulation algorithms for chemical kinetic systems with multiple time scales as Gillespie's algorithm. It is in the form of a nested SSA and uses an outer SSA to simulate the slow in the system, derive effective dynamics on the slow time scale, and provide error estimates for the nested SSA

  12. Research article Nest connectivity and colony structure in unicolonial Argentine ants

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    Gordon, Deborah

    Research article Nest connectivity and colony structure in unicolonial Argentine ants N.E. Heller1. Unicolonial ant colonies occupy many nests and individuals rarely show aggression across large geo- graphic. In experiments using labeled food, and in a 3-year census of nests and trails, we found that food was shared

  13. A model for the emergence of pillars, walls and royal chambers in termite nests

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    Theraulaz, Guy

    A model for the emergence of pillars, walls and royal chambers in termite nests Eric Bonabeau1, 31062 Toulouse Ce¨ dex, France A simple model of the emergence of pillars in termite nests by Deneubourg construction modi¢es current building conditions, we hypothesize that nest complexity can result from

  14. Increasing Perfect Nests in Scientific Programs Tarek S. Abdelrahman and Robert Sawaya

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    Abdelrahman, Tarek S.

    Increasing Perfect Nests in Scientific Programs Tarek S. Abdelrahman and Robert Sawaya Department@eecg.toronto.edu Abstract Loop optimizations for data locality often require per- fect loop nests. In this paper, we report on the extent to which perfect nests are present in 23 applications from 4 standard benchmark suites. Further

  15. Crossings and nestings of two edges 01-Fillings of moon polyominoes

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    Crossings and nestings of two edges 01-Fillings of moon polyominoes Two generalizations Symmetry of 2-chains #12;Crossings and nestings of two edges 01-Fillings of moon polyominoes Two generalizations Outline 1 Crossings and nestings of two edges 2 01-Fillings of moon polyominoes 3 Two

  16. Architectural Structures Beijing Olympic Stadium 2008 as Biomimicry of a Bird's Nest

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    Barthelat, Francois

    Architectural Structures ARCH 251 Beijing Olympic Stadium 2008 as Biomimicry of a Bird's Nest Ann: Bird's Nest 5 Figure 2 Rendering of interior concourse - Beijing National Stadium 8 Figure 3 CAD model welding of steel structure of the Bird's Nest 10 Figure 7 Maasai woman of Kenya plasters dung over her

  17. Nested Loops Revisited David J. DeWitt Je rey F. Naughton y

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    Liblit, Ben

    Nested Loops Revisited David J. DeWitt Je rey F. Naughton y Joseph Burger Abstract The research, almostnone ofthe commercialparallel database systems use hashing-based join algorithms, us- inginstead nested hash-based algorithms and a parallel nested loops algorithm with index. In this pa- per we present

  18. Research article Nesting biology of the arboreal fungus-growing ant Cyphomyrmex cornutus

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    Schultz, Ted

    Research article Nesting biology of the arboreal fungus-growing ant Cyphomyrmex cornutus. Abstract. We describe the extraordinary nesting habits of the fungus-growing ant Cyphomyrmex cornutus, Myrmicinae, Solenopsidini), a social parasite that inhabits nests of C. cornutus and other small attine ants

  19. Nested linear codes achieve Marton's inner bound for general broadcast channels

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    Pradhan, Sandeep

    Nested linear codes achieve Marton's inner bound for general broadcast channels Arun Padakandla the point-to-point capacity of an arbitrary discrete memoryless channel. In this paper, we study nested with and without channel state information at the transmitter. Furthermore, we prove nested linear codes achieve

  20. COMPLEX ORIENTANTION FORMULAS FOR MCURVES OF DEGREE 4d + 1 WITH 4 NESTS

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    Orevkov, Stepan

    COMPLEX ORIENTANTION FORMULAS FOR M­CURVES OF DEGREE 4d + 1 WITH 4 NESTS S.Yu. Orevkov Abstract. We prove complex orientation formulas for M­curves in RP 2 of degree 4d + 1 with 4 nests. They generalize the formulas of complex orientations for M­ curves in RP 2 with a deep nest. This is a step towards the isotopy

  1. NESTED BOUNDS FOR THE CONSTRAINED SENSOR PLACEMENT PROBLEM Muhammad Uddin, Anthony Kuh and Aleksandar Kavcic

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    Kavcic, Aleksandar

    NESTED BOUNDS FOR THE CONSTRAINED SENSOR PLACEMENT PROBLEM Muhammad Uddin, Anthony Kuh solution is a fundamental task. In this paper we present a family of nested bounds using matrix pencils so- lutions. Thereby, we significantly extend our prior work in [8] by presenting nested bounds

  2. Nested Patch PCR enables highly multiplexed mutation discovery in candidate genes

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    Mitra, Rob

    Nested Patch PCR enables highly multiplexed mutation discovery in candidate genes Katherine Elena introduce Nested Patch PCR, a novel method for highly multiplexed PCR that is very specific, can sensitively from targeted exons, demonstrating that Nested Patch PCR is highly specific. We found

  3. Theory and Algorithms for Software Pipelining with Minimal Cost on Nested Loops

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    Sha, Edwin

    Theory and Algorithms for Software Pipelining with Minimal Cost on Nested Loops Qingfeng Zhuge. However, little research has been done for the software pipelining problem on nested loops. The existing software pipelining techniques for single loops can only explore the innermost loop parallelism of a nested

  4. Eggs in the Nest The last several years have produced a great deal of ev-

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    Mayo, Kelly E.

    Eggs in the Nest The last several years have produced a great deal of ev- idence supporting clusters variously called germ cell nests, germ cell cysts, or germ cell syncytia (5, 7). The utility cell nests persist until a few days after birth in the mouse, when the syncytium breaks down

  5. Normalisers, nest algebras and tensor products M. McGarvey and I. G. Todorov

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    Normalisers, nest algebras and tensor products M. McGarvey and I. G. Todorov Abstract We show that if A is the tensor product of finitely many continuous nest algebras, B is a CDCSL algebra and A and B have the same-selfadjoint operator algebras, namely of nest algebras, was initiated in the 1990's [1], [7], [5]. In [14] the notion

  6. CDO pricing with nested Archimedean copulas Marius Hofert und Matthias Scherer

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    Ulm, Universität

    CDO pricing with nested Archimedean copulas Marius Hofert und Matthias Scherer Preprint Series with nested Archimedean copulas Marius Hofert1 and Matthias Scherer2 Version of 2008-01-24 Abstract Companies it into consideration. In this paper we present a default model based on nested Archimedean copulas which is able

  7. Understanding avian nest predation: why ornithologists should study Patrick J. Weatherhead and Gabriel Blouin-Demers

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    Blouin-Demers, Gabriel

    Understanding avian nest predation: why ornithologists should study snakes Patrick J. Weatherhead ornithologists should study snakes. Á/ J. Avian Biol. 35: 185Á/190. Despite the overriding importance of nest predation for most birds, our understanding of the relationship between birds and their nest predators has

  8. Papers summery on: R.Zamir and S.Shamai and U.Erez, "Nested

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    Li, Tiffany Jing

    Papers summery on: R.Zamir and S.Shamai and U.Erez, "Nested linear/lattice codes for structured multiterminal binning" Meng Yu Abstract-- In [1] nested codes are defined and some fun- damental properties are introduced. We review the usage of nested codes in wyner's noiseless binning scheme,noisy side information

  9. COMPLEX ORIENTANTION FORMULAS FOR M-CURVES OF DEGREE 4d + 1 WITH 4 NESTS

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    Orevkov, Stepan

    COMPLEX ORIENTANTION FORMULAS FOR M-CURVES OF DEGREE 4d + 1 WITH 4 NESTS S.Yu. Orevkov Abstract. We prove complex orientation formulas for M-curves in RP2 of degree 4d + 1 with 4 nests. They generalize the formulas of complex orientations for M- curves in RP2 with a deep nest. This is a step towards the isotopy

  10. The d-Level Nested Logit Model: Assortment and Price Optimization Problems

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    Topaloglu, Huseyin

    The d-Level Nested Logit Model: Assortment and Price Optimization Problems Guang Li Paat, 2013 @ 2:27pm Abstract We provide a new formulation of the d-level nested logit model using a tree the optimal assort- ment. For a d-level nested logit model with n products, the running time of the algorithm

  11. Solar Decathlon: Appalachian State Wins People's Choice Award...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Decathlon: Appalachian State Wins People's Choice Award Solar Decathlon: Appalachian State Wins People's Choice Award October 3, 2011 - 10:38am Addthis On Friday, Sept. 30, 2011,...

  12. Flexible Fuel Vehicles: Providing a Renewable Fuel Choice, Vehicle...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Flexible Fuel Vehicles: Providing a Renewable Fuel Choice, Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP) (Fact Sheet) Flexible Fuel Vehicles: Providing a Renewable Fuel Choice, Vehicle...

  13. Social Choice Theory Decision Models with Multiple Criteria

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    Bonzon, Elise

    research, management, artificial intelligence two Nobel prizes: Kenneth Joseph Arrow (1972), Amartya Kumar Sen (1998) 3 / 39 Social Choice Theory #12;Social choice theory: applications Political elections Some

  14. Are Cluster Ion Analysis Beams Good Choices for Hydrogen Depth...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Cluster Ion Analysis Beams Good Choices for Hydrogen Depth Profiling Using Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry? Are Cluster Ion Analysis Beams Good Choices for Hydrogen...

  15. A Plug-in Hybrid Consumer Choice Model with Detailed Market Segmentation

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    Lin, Zhenhong [ORNL] [ORNL; Greene, David L [ORNL] [ORNL

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes a consumer choice model for projecting U.S. demand for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) in competition among 13 light-duty vehicle technologies over the period 2005-2050. New car buyers are disaggregated by region, residential area, attitude toward technology risk, vehicle usage intensity, home parking and work recharging. The nested multinomial logit (NMNL) model of vehicle choice incorporates daily vehicle usage distributions, refueling and recharging availability, technology learning by doing, and diversity of choice among makes and models. Illustrative results are presented for a Base Case, calibrated to the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) 2009 Reference Updated Case, and an optimistic technology scenario reflecting achievement of U.S. Department of Energy s (DOE s) FreedomCAR goals. PHEV market success is highly dependent on the degree of technological progress assumed. PHEV sales reach one million in 2037 in the Base Case but in 2020 in the FreedomCARGoals Case. In the FreedomCARGoals Case, PHEV cumulative sales reach 1.5 million by 2015. Together with efficiency improvements in other technologies, petroleum use in 2050 is reduced by about 45% from the 2005 level. After technological progress, PHEV s market success appears to be most sensitive to recharging availability, consumers attitudes toward novel echnologies, and vehicle usage intensity. Successful market penetration of PHEVs helps bring down battery costs for electric vehicles (EVs), resulting in a significant EV market share after 2040.

  16. PowerChoice Residential Customer Response to TOU Rates

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    Peters, Jane S.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    price effects were detected for single-family PowerChoice participant households: increased electricity

  17. Induced Nested Galactic Bars Inside Assembling Dark Matter Halos

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    Clayton Heller; Isaac Shlosman; Lia Athanassoula

    2007-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the formation and evolution of nested bar systems in disk galaxies in a cosmological setting by following the development of an isolated dark matter (DM) and baryon density perturbation. The disks form within the assembling triaxial DM halos and the feedback from the stellar evolution is accounted for in terms of supernovae and OB stellar winds. Focusing on a representative model, we show the formation of an oval disk and of a first generation of nested bars with characteristic sub-kpc and a few kpc sizes. The system evolves through successive dynamical couplings and decouplings, forcing the gas inwards and settles in a state of resonant coupling. The inflow rate can support a broad range of activity within the central kpc, from quasar- to Seyfert-types, supplemented by a vigorous star formation as a by-product. The initial bar formation is triggered in response to the tidal torques from the triaxial DM halo, which acts as a finite perturbation. This first generation of bars does not survive for more than 4--5 Gyr: by that time the secondary bar has totally dissolved, while the primary one has very substantially weakened, reduced to a fat oval. This evolution is largely due to chaos introduced by the interaction of the multiple non-axisymmetric components.

  18. The thermoregulatory function of thatched nests in the South American grass-cutting ant, Acromyrmex heyeri

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    Martin Bollazzi A; Flavio Roces B

    The construction of mound-shaped nests by ants is considered as a behavioral adaptation to low environmental temperatures, i.e., colonies achieve higher and more stables temperatures than those of the environment. Besides the well-known nests of boreal Formica wood-ants, several species of South American leaf-cutting ants of the genus Acromyrmex construct thatched nests. Acromyrmex workers import plant fragments as building material, and arrange them so as to form a thatch covering a central chamber, where the fungus garden is located. Thus, the degree of thermoregulation attained by the fungus garden inside the thatched nest largely depends on how the thatch affects the thermal relations between the fungus and the environment. This work was aimed at studying the thermoregulatory function of the thatched nests built by the grass-cutting ant Acromyrmex heyeri Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Nest and environmental temperatures were measured as a function of solar radiation on the long-term. The thermal diffusivity of the nest thatch was measured and compared to that of the surrounding soil, in order to assess the influence of the building material on the nests thermoregulatory ability. The results showed that the average core temperature of thatched nests was higher than that of the

  19. |Sustainable energy choices: comparing the options

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    with an ethical distaste for resource waste. Nuclear power emits no air pollu- tants or greenhouse gases? Should we focus just on one? Is there an optimal combination? How would we make this decision? To what energy choices. In chapter 3, I predict that hydro- gen will become a partner alongside electricity

  20. Sustainability: Preserving Choice for the Army

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    Hall, Sharon J.

    Sustainability: Preserving Choice for the Army Friday, October 19, 2012 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. (lunch will be provided) Wrigley Hall, Room 481 Richard Kidd Deputy Assistant of the Army, Energy and Sustainability infrastructure. The development of Army-wide sustainability principles coupled with investments, training

  1. Visualizing the Choices: Marginals, Risk Measures &

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    Shaw, William

    increase, ... area flooded,... population homeless....) Choice of measure to quote (VaR/quantile, CVa tail. Likewise, Platen EPJ-B, Taylor S. Africa data (T, VG). These differ in the detail but agree data moment for a pdf with density decaying like x-4 , x-5 ). 6 PresentationPrint.nb #12;Trying to do better

  2. Decision Support for Choice of Security

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    Langseth, Helge

    Decision Support for Choice of Security Solution The Aspect-Oriented Risk Driven Development (AORDD decisions. (4) RDD annotation rules for security risk and security solution variable estimation. (5) The AORDD security solution trade-o analysis and trade-o tool BBN topology. (6) Rule set for how

  3. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-152. 1995. 69 Abstract: We summarize the characteristics of 61 tree nests and

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    of 61 tree nests and nesting stands of the Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) located from 1974 inland was common in California, Oregon, and Wash- ington. Nesting greater distances from the coast may have evolved to avoid nest predation by corvids and gulls which are more abundant in coastal areas

  4. Research on Combinatorial Statistics: Crossings and Nestings in Discrete Structures

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    Poznanovikj, Svetlana

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    (Xn ? ?n n ? x) = 1p2? Z x ?1 e?y2=2dy: Analogues of Thorems 2 and 3 for set partitions are not known. In section 2.4 we give a continued fraction expansion of P?2?n qcr(?)pne(?). Unfortunately, k-crossings and k-nestings for k ? 3 seem to be a lot...), the major index of each permutation is equal to the major index of the 7 corresponding set partition. Moreover, X type(?)=(S;T ) qpmaj(?) = X type(?)=(S;T ) qcr(?): (1.2) 1.3. Fillings of moon polyominoes A polyomino is a flnite subset of Z2, where...

  5. The nested assembly of collective attention in online social systems

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    Borge-Holthoefer, Javier; Gracia-Lzaro, Carlos; Moreno, Yamir

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Online social networks have changed the way in which we communicate. These networks are characterized by a competitive information flow and a dynamic topology, where the success of a given topic or meme depends on many factors, most of which are unknown. Likely, given the many sources of information to which a typical individual is exposed, the economy of attention rules the system dynamics. Here we show, using microblogging data, that competition is minimized through consensus and that collective attention and successful topical assembly are characterized by a nested structure of the bipartite network made up by users and memes. Our results indicate that social phenomena could emerge as a result of a topological transition that minimizes modularity while maximizing the nestedness of the system, and that online social networks are comparable to an ecosystem, where generalists and specialists share resources.

  6. A nested Krylov subspace method for the overlap operator

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    Jacques C. R. Bloch; Simon Heybrock

    2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a novel method to compute the overlap Dirac operator at zero and nonzero quark chemical potential. To approximate the sign function of large, sparse matrices, standard methods project the operator on a much smaller Krylov subspace, on which the matrix function is computed exactly. However, for large lattices this subspace can still be too large for an efficient calculation of the sign function. The idea of the new method is to nest Krylov subspace approximations by making a further projection on an even smaller subspace, which is then small enough to compute the sign function efficiently, and this without any noticeable loss of numerical accuracy. We demonstrate the efficiency of the method both on Hermitian and non-Hermitian matrices.

  7. Nested Bethe ansatz for "all" closed spin chains

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    S. Belliard; E. Ragoucy

    2008-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We present in an unified and detailed way the Nested Bethe Ansatz for closed spin chains based on Y(gl(n)), Y(gl(m|n)), U_q(gl(n)) or U_q(gl(m|n)) (super)algebras, with arbitrary representations (i.e. `spins') on each site of the chain. In particular, the case of indecomposable representations of superalgebras is studied. The construction extends and unifies the results already obtained for spin chains based on Y(gl(n)) or U_q(gl(n)) and for some particular super-spin chains. We give the Bethe equations and the form of the Bethe vectors. The case of gl(2|1), gl(2|2$ and gl(4|4) superalgebras (that are related to AdS/CFT correspondence) is also detailed.

  8. A Nested Sampling Algorithm for Cosmological Model Selection

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    Pia Mukherjee; David Parkinson; Andrew R. Liddle

    2006-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The abundance of new cosmological data becoming available means that a wider range of cosmological models are testable than ever before. However, an important distinction must be made between parameter fitting and model selection. While parameter fitting simply determines how well a model fits the data, model selection statistics, such as the Bayesian Evidence, are now necessary to choose between these different models, and in particular to assess the need for new parameters. We implement a new evidence algorithm known as nested sampling, which combines accuracy, generality of application and computational feasibility, and apply it to some cosmological datasets and models. We find that a five-parameter model with Harrison-Zel'dovich initial spectrum is currently preferred.

  9. Nested methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction cancer detection method

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    Belinsky, Steven A. (Albuquerque, NM); Palmisano, William A. (Edgewood, NM)

    2007-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A molecular marker-based method for monitoring and detecting cancer in humans. Aberrant methylation of gene promoters is a marker for cancer risk in humans. A two-stage, or "nested" polymerase chain reaction method is disclosed for detecting methylated DNA sequences at sufficiently high levels of sensitivity to permit cancer screening in biological fluid samples, such as sputum, obtained non-invasively. The method is for detecting the aberrant methylation of the p16 gene, O 6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase gene, Death-associated protein kinase gene, RAS-associated family 1 gene, or other gene promoters. The method offers a potentially powerful approach to population-based screening for the detection of lung and other cancers.

  10. Choice, involvement and illusory control 1 Running head: CHOICE, INVOLVEMENT AND ILLUSORY CONTROL

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    Boyer, Edmond

    , which triggers the (quasi-)immediate resolution of the gamble (e.g., spinning the wheel, throwing the dice, picking the ball from the urn).1 Choice and Involvement are orthogonal dimensions of the gambling

  11. Cave swallow (Petrochelidon fulva) nest reuse in east-central Texas

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    Byerly, Margaret Elizabeth

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    ......................................................................................... 8 2 Number of Cave Swallow nests from each bridge used in analysis along with types and quantities of Barn, Cave, and Cliff Swallow nests present at all 19 study bridges during the 2003 breeding season... reuse, as Cliff Swallows (Petrochelidon pyrrhonata) (Brown and Brown 1986), Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) (Samuel 1971, Shields 1984, Barclay 1988), and Cave Swallows (P. fulva) (Kosciuch 2002) all may reuse their mud nests. Collias and Collias...

  12. E-Print Network 3.0 - ancient mud-wasp nests Sample Search Results

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    nests, bee hives, etc. How Fossils... Nonconformity 12;Angular Nonconformity Great Lakes Lost Interval Very recent glacial sediments above ancient Source: Cochran-Stafira, D....

  13. Colonial-nesting waterbird utilization of a dredged material island in Sabine Lake, Texas

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    Shanley, Edwin

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . ), Marsh Elder (Iva frutescens L. ), and Marshhay Cord- grass (~S a ti Catena (hit l m hi. . ). ~Phrs ites a d S bucus dominated 76K of the island's vegetation cover. Nesting data was taken from: Great Egrets (~E retta alba), Snowy Egrets (~Eretta thula...-faced Ibis (100'X), and White Ibis (77%). Iva provided support for nests of Cattle Egrets (23%) and Louisiana Herons (22K). Colonial-nesting waterbi rds did not nest equitab1y throughout . the island either temporally or spatially. Vegetation patterns...

  14. CHEMICAL LABORATORY SAFETY AND METHODOLOGY

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    CHEMICAL LABORATORY SAFETY AND METHODOLOGY MANUAL August 2013 #12;ii Emergency Numbers UNBC Prince-Emergency Numbers UNBC Prince George Campus Chemstores 6472 Chemical Safety 6472 Radiation Safety 6472 Biological the safe use, storage, handling, waste and emergency management of chemicals on the University of Northern

  15. Choice Electric Co | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of Inspector GeneralDepartmentAUDIT REPORT Americium/CuriumSunways JVGroupChoice Electric Co Jump to:

  16. Probabilistic fatigue methodology and wind turbine reliability

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    Lange, C.H. [Stanford Univ., CA (United States)

    1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wind turbines subjected to highly irregular loadings due to wind, gravity, and gyroscopic effects are especially vulnerable to fatigue damage. The objective of this study is to develop and illustrate methods for the probabilistic analysis and design of fatigue-sensitive wind turbine components. A computer program (CYCLES) that estimates fatigue reliability of structural and mechanical components has been developed. A FORM/SORM analysis is used to compute failure probabilities and importance factors of the random variables. The limit state equation includes uncertainty in environmental loading, gross structural response, and local fatigue properties. Several techniques are shown to better study fatigue loads data. Common one-parameter models, such as the Rayleigh and exponential models are shown to produce dramatically different estimates of load distributions and fatigue damage. Improved fits may be achieved with the two-parameter Weibull model. High b values require better modeling of relatively large stress ranges; this is effectively done by matching at least two moments (Weibull) and better by matching still higher moments. For this purpose, a new, four-moment {open_quotes}generalized Weibull{close_quotes} model is introduced. Load and resistance factor design (LRFD) methodology for design against fatigue is proposed and demonstrated using data from two horizontal-axis wind turbines. To estimate fatigue damage, wind turbine blade loads have been represented by their first three statistical moments across a range of wind conditions. Based on the moments {mu}{sub 1}{hor_ellipsis}{mu}{sub 3}, new {open_quotes}quadratic Weibull{close_quotes} load distribution models are introduced. The fatigue reliability is found to be notably affected by the choice of load distribution model.

  17. How Do You Make Greener Transportation Choices? | Department...

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    How Do You Make Greener Transportation Choices? How Do You Make Greener Transportation Choices? February 24, 2011 - 8:44am Addthis On Tuesday, Shannon told you about some...

  18. An analysis of judgemental bias in housing choice

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    Scott, Peter J.

    2011-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    bias is found, in which elements of the choice frame have an unexpectedly negative impact on perceptions. This new bias is persistent across several experimental scenarios and is labelled the 'choice pollution effect'....

  19. NUREG-1150 risk assessment methodology

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    Benjamin, A.S.; Amos, C.N.; Cunningham, M.A.; Murphy, J.A.

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the methodology developed in support of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NCR's) evaluation of severe accident risks in NUREG-1150. After the accident at Three Mile Island, Unit 2, the NRC initiated a sever accident research program to develop an improved understanding of severe accidents and to provide a second technical basis to support regulatory decisions in this area. A key product of this program is NUREG-1150, which provides estimates of risk for several nuclear reactors of different design. The principal technical analyses for NUREG-1150 were performed at Sandia National Labs. under the Severe Accident Risk Reduction Program and the Accident Sequence Evaluation Program. A major aspect of the work was the development of a methodology that improved upon previous full-scale probabilistic risk assessments (PRA) in several areas which are described.

  20. ISE System Development Methodology Manual

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    Hayhoe, G.F.

    1992-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The Information Systems Engineering (ISE) System Development Methodology Manual (SDM) is a framework of life cycle management guidelines that provide ISE personnel with direction, organization, consistency, and improved communication when developing and maintaining systems. These guide-lines were designed to allow ISE to build and deliver Total Quality products, and to meet the goals and requirements of the US Department of Energy (DOE), Westinghouse Savannah River Company, and Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

  1. Implementation impacts of PRL methodology

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    Caudill, J.A.; Krupa, J.F.; Meadors, R.E.; Odum, J.V.; Rodrigues, G.C.

    1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report responds to a DOE-SR request to evaluate the impacts from implementation of the proposed Plutonium Recovery Limit (PRL) methodology. The PRL Methodology is based on cost minimization for decisions to discard or recover plutonium contained in scrap, residues, and other plutonium bearing materials. Implementation of the PRL methodology may result in decisions to declare as waste certain plutonium bearing materials originally considered to be a recoverable plutonium product. Such decisions may have regulatory impacts, because any material declared to be waste would immediately be subject to provisions of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The decision to discard these materials will have impacts on waste storage, treatment, and disposal facilities. Current plans for the de-inventory of plutonium processing facilities have identified certain materials as candidates for discard based upon the economic considerations associated with extending the operating schedules for recovery of the contained plutonium versus potential waste disposal costs. This report evaluates the impacts of discarding those materials as proposed by the F Area De-Inventory Plan and compares the De-Inventory Plan assessments with conclusions from application of the PRL. The impact analysis was performed for those materials proposed as potential candidates for discard by the De-Inventory Plan. The De-Inventory Plan identified 433 items, containing approximately 1% of the current SRS Pu-239 inventory, as not appropriate for recovery as the site moves to complete the mission of F-Canyon and FB-Line. The materials were entered into storage awaiting recovery as product under the Department`s previous Economic Discard Limit (EDL) methodology which valued plutonium at its incremental cost of production in reactors. An application of Departmental PRLs to the subject 433 items revealed that approximately 40% of them would continue to be potentially recoverable as product plutonium.

  2. Approximation Methods for Pricing Problems under the Nested Logit Model with Price Bounds

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    Topaloglu, Huseyin

    Approximation Methods for Pricing Problems under the Nested Logit Model with Price Bounds W@orie.cornell.edu November 13, 2012 Abstract We consider two variants of a pricing problem under the nested logit model. In the first variant, the set of products offered to customers is fixed and we want to determine the prices

  3. A day in the life of an oil bee: phenology, nesting, and foraging behavior

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    ; Renner and Schäfer 2010). Some of the specialized oil bees additionally use the oil in the processA day in the life of an oil bee: phenology, nesting, and foraging behavior Irmgard SCH?FFLER 1 the bionomics of solitary, ground-nesting bees. We established a population of the oil bee, Macropis fulvipes

  4. Nesting biology of the fungus-growing ant Cyphomyrmex longiscapus Weber (Attini, Formicidae)

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    Bermingham, Eldredge

    Nesting biology of the fungus-growing ant Cyphomyrmex longiscapus Weber (Attini, Formicidae) U, nesting biology, ant- fungus symbiosis. Summary The fungus-growing ant Cyphomymrex longiscapus Weber-growing ant Cyphomyrmex longiscapus Weber (Attini, Formicidae) is known from only five collections from

  5. The WRF nested within the CESM: Simulations of a midlatitude cyclone over the Southern Great Plains

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    Ohta, Shigemi

    and Forecasting (WRF) model is nested within the global Community Earth System Model (CESM). Since both models System Model (CESM). This system is validated for the simulation of a midlatitude cyclongesis event over system in which the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) is nested within the Community Earth

  6. Energy Efficiency Indicators Methodology Booklet

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    Sathaye, Jayant; Price, Lynn; McNeil, Michael; de la rue du Can, Stephane

    2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Methodology Booklet provides a comprehensive review and methodology guiding principles for constructing energy efficiency indicators, with illustrative examples of application to individual countries. It reviews work done by international agencies and national government in constructing meaningful energy efficiency indicators that help policy makers to assess changes in energy efficiency over time. Building on past OECD experience and best practices, and the knowledge of these countries' institutions, relevant sources of information to construct an energy indicator database are identified. A framework based on levels of hierarchy of indicators -- spanning from aggregate, macro level to disaggregated end-use level metrics -- is presented to help shape the understanding of assessing energy efficiency. In each sector of activity: industry, commercial, residential, agriculture and transport, indicators are presented and recommendations to distinguish the different factors affecting energy use are highlighted. The methodology booklet addresses specifically issues that are relevant to developing indicators where activity is a major factor driving energy demand. A companion spreadsheet tool is available upon request.

  7. Essays on Bank Optimal Portfolio Choice under Liquidity Constraint

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    Kim, Eul Jin

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 1. Computation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 2. Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 vii CHAPTER Page 3. Standardized Loan Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 4. Simulation Strategy... Portfolio : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 53 2 Optimal Loan Portfolio Choice(1) of Normal Situation : : : : : : : : 54 3 Optimal Loan Portfolio Choice(2) of Normal Situation : : : : : : : : 55 4 Optimal Loan Portfolio Choice(3...

  8. NERSC Wins HPCWire Editors' Choice Award

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas Conchas recovery challengeMultiscaleLogos NERSC Logos NERSCWins HPCWire Editors' Choice Award

  9. Spatial Ecology of and Public Attitudes toward Monk Parakeets Nesting on Electric Utility Structures in Dallas and Tarrant Counties, Texas

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    Reed, Janet Elaine

    2014-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

    2013, we examined the spatial ecology of and public attitudes toward monk parakeets nesting on electric utility structures in Dallas and Tarrant counties, Texas, US. As nest sites, monk parakeets selected electric switchyards and substations...

  10. Nested Cartesian grid method in incompressible viscous fluid flow Yih-Ferng Peng a,*, Rajat Mittal b

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    Mittal, Rajat

    Nested Cartesian grid method in incompressible viscous fluid flow Yih-Ferng Peng a,*, Rajat Mittal form 16 April 2010 Accepted 28 May 2010 Available online 8 June 2010 Keywords: Nested Cartesian grid procedure is focused by using a nested Cartesian grid formulation. The method is developed for simulating

  11. Heartbeat of a Nest: Using imagers as biological sensors Shaun Ahmadian, Teresa Ko, Sharon Coe, Michael Hamilton, Mohammad Rahimi, Stefano

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    Soatto, Stefano

    Heartbeat of a Nest: Using imagers as biological sensors Shaun Ahmadian, Teresa Ko, Sharon Coe of interest, the study of avian behavior during nesting cycles. The system uses simple image statistics accuracy of 84%, allowing inference of avian nesting stage with accuracy within a day. Our results

  12. HumanWildlife Interactions 5(1):100105, Spring 2011 A rat-resistant artificial nest box for

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    Human­Wildlife Interactions 5(1):100­105, Spring 2011 A rat-resistant artificial nest box for cavity-nesting birds WILLIAM C. PITT, USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services' National Wildlife Research Center elevation areas of the Alakai Plateau. Puaiohi nest primarily on steep streamside cliffs

  13. Simulation Enabled Safeguards Assessment Methodology

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    Robert Bean; Trond Bjornard; Thomas Larson

    2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is expected that nuclear energy will be a significant component of future supplies. New facilities, operating under a strengthened international nonproliferation regime will be needed. There is good reason to believe virtual engineering applied to the facility design, as well as to the safeguards system design will reduce total project cost and improve efficiency in the design cycle. Simulation Enabled Safeguards Assessment MEthodology (SESAME) has been developed as a software package to provide this capability for nuclear reprocessing facilities. The software architecture is specifically designed for distributed computing, collaborative design efforts, and modular construction to allow step improvements in functionality. Drag and drop wireframe construction allows the user to select the desired components from a component warehouse, render the system for 3D visualization, and, linked to a set of physics libraries and/or computational codes, conduct process evaluations of the system they have designed.

  14. Nested potassium hydroxide etching and protective coatings for silicon-based microreactors

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    de Mas, Nuria

    We have developed a multilayer, multichannel silicon-based microreactor that uses elemental fluorine as a reagent and generates hydrogen fluoride as a byproduct. Nested potassium hydroxide etching (using silicon nitride ...

  15. Nesting Biology of the Leafcutting Bee Megachile minutissima (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) in Central Saudi Arabia

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    Alqarni, Abdulaziz S.; Hannan, Mohammed A.; Gonzalez, Victor H.; Engel, Michael S.

    2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The leafcutting bee Megachile (Eutricharaea) minutissima Radoszkowski is a widely distributed species in the Middle East and a promising pollinator of alfalfa. We provide information on the nest architecture, foraging behavior, phenology, and host...

  16. Nested Saturation with Guaranteed Real Poles1 Eric N. Johnson2

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    Johnson, Eric N.

    Nested Saturation with Guaranteed Real Poles1 Eric N. Johnson2 and Suresh K. Kannan 3 School Assistant Professor of Avionics Integration eric.johnson@ae.gatech.edu 3Graduate Research Assistant suresh

  17. Nocturnal Movements and Distributions of Bobcats, Coyotes and Raccoons during Quail Nesting Season

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    Jhala, Shesh

    2013-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    habitat selectivity. I also measured the proximity of the mesopredators and quail nesting locations to roads, water and quail feeders on the ranch. I used fractal analysis to calculate length and tortuosity of nocturnal paths and assessed potential risk...

  18. The evolution of shelter: ecology and ethology of chimpanzee nest building

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    Stewart, Fiona Anne

    2011-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Human beings of all cultures build some form of shelter, and the global distribution of Homo sapiens depends on this basic trait. All great apes (chimpanzee, bonobo, gorilla, and orangutan) build analogous structures (called nests or beds) at least...

  19. Nesting Range, Spatial Use, Habitat Selection and Sex Identification of the Greater Raodrunner (Geococcyx californianus)

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    Montalvo, Andrea

    2012-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    I conducted this study to better understand the greater roadrunners (Geococcyx californianus) spatial use, nest site selection, and sexual morphometrics. Data were first collected from a roadrunner population in Fisher County, Texas. I trapped...

  20. Single molecule quantitation and sequencing of rare translocations using microfluidic nested digital PCR

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    Shuga, Joe; Zeng, Yong; Novak, Richard; Lan, Qing; Tang, Xiaojiang; Rothman, Nathaniel; Vermeulen, Roel; Li, Laiyu; Hubbard, Alan; Zhang, Luoping; Mathies, Richard A.; Smith, Martyn T.

    2013-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    of individual tumors. Here, we report the development and application of a bead-based hemi-nested microfluidic droplet digital PCR (dPCR) technology to achieve quantitative measurement and single-molecule sequencing of somatically acquired carcinogenic...

  1. Nesting ecology of Rio Grande wild turkeys in the Edwards Plateau of Texas

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    Dreibelbis, Justin Zachary

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    NESTING ECOLOGY OF RIO GRANDE WILD TURKEYS IN THE EDWARDS PLATEAU OF TEXAS A Thesis by JUSTIN ZACHARY DREIBELBIS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 2008 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences NESTING ECOLOGY OF RIO GRANDE WILD TURKEYS IN THE EDWARDS PLATEAU OF TEXAS A Thesis by JUSTIN ZACHARY DREIBELBIS Submitted to the Office...

  2. The Nested Off-shell Bethe ansatz and O(N) Matrix Difference Equations

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    H. Babujian; A. Foerster; M. Karowski

    2012-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    A system of O(N)-matrix difference equations is solved by means of the off-shell version of the nested algebraic Bethe ansatz. In the nesting process a new object, the $\\Pi$-matrix, is introduced to overcome the complexities of the O(N) group structure. The proof of the main theorem is presented in detail. In particular, the cancellation of all unwanted terms is shown explicitly. The highest weight property of the solutions is proved.

  3. Factors contributing to nest predation within habitat of the Golden-checked Warbler, Travis County, Texas

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    Fink, Mark Lewis

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    predation on this species. In April 1994 and 1995, I placed artificial nests, simulating those of Golden-cheeked Warblers, along 200 transects at 5 study sites in Travis County, Texas. This study was designed to determine if differential levels... on edge and interior transects by trial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 3. Kruskal-Wallis comparisons of predation on edge and interior transects by trial and study site 29 4. Nonparametric analysis of variance comparison of rates of nest...

  4. Application of life cycle assessment methodology at Ontario Hydro

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    Reuber, B.; Khan, A. [Ontario Hydro, Ontario (Canada)

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Ontario Hydro is an electrical utility located in Ontario, Canada. In 1995, Ontario Hydro adopted Sustainable Energy Development Policy and Principles that include the governing principle: {open_quotes}Ontario Hydro will integrate environmental and social factors into its planning, decision-making, and business practices.{close_quotes} Life cycle assessment was identified as a useful tool for evaluating environmental impacts of products and processes in support of decision-making. Ontario Hydro has developed a methodology for life cycle assessment (LCA) that is consistent with generally accepted practices, practical, and suitable for application in Ontario Hydro Business Units. The methodology is based on that developed by the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) but follows a pragmatic and somewhat simplified approach. In scoping an LCA, the breadth and depth of analysis are compatible with and sufficient to address the stated goal of the study. The depth of analysis is tied to (i) the dollar value of the commodity, process or activity being assessed, (ii) the degree of freedom available to the assessor to make meaningful choices among options, and (iii) the importance of the environmental or technological issues leading to the evaluation. A pilot study was completed to apply the methodology to an LCA of the light vehicle fleet (cars, vans and light pick-up trucks) at Ontario Hydro. The objective of the LCA was to compare the life cycle impacts of alternative vehicle fuel cycles: gasoline, diesel, natural gas, propane, and alcohol; with particular focus on life cycle emissions, efficiency and cost. The study concluded that for large vehicles (1/2 ton and 3/4 ton) that travel more than 35000 km/year, natural gas and propane fuelling offer both cost reduction and emissions reduction when compared to gasoline vehicles.

  5. Choices and Requirements of Batteries for EVs, HEVs, PHEVs (Presentation)

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    Pesaran, A. A.

    2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation describes the choices available and requirements for batteries for electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

  6. Optimization Online - Minimizing Risk Exposure when the Choice of ...

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    Erick Delage

    2015-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Jan 30, 2015 ... Minimizing Risk Exposure when the Choice of a Risk Measure is Ambiguous. Erick Delage(erick.delage ***at*** hec.ca) Jonathan Y.

  7. Methodology for Validating Building Energy Analysis Simulations

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    Judkoff, R.; Wortman, D.; O'Doherty, B.; Burch, J.

    2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this report was to develop a validation methodology for building energy analysis simulations, collect high-quality, unambiguous empirical data for validation, and apply the validation methodology to the DOE-2.1, BLAST-2MRT, BLAST-3.0, DEROB-3, DEROB-4, and SUNCAT 2.4 computer programs. This report covers background information, literature survey, validation methodology, comparative studies, analytical verification, empirical validation, comparative evaluation of codes, and conclusions.

  8. Electric Utility Demand-Side Evaluation Methodologies

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    Treadway, N.

    , in the case of electric utilities society and the ratepayer. Commissio~ Substanti ve Rul es Sec. 23.22 stops short of specifying an evaluation methodology or requiring a benefit-cost analysis for each conservation program, but it does require that util... of view using a standard benefit-cost methodology. The methodology now in use by several. electric utilities and the Public Utility Commlsslon of Texas includes measures of efficiency and equity. The nonparticipant test as a measure of equity...

  9. Choice of Gauge in Quantum Gravity

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    Petr Hajicek

    1999-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper is an extended version of the talk given at 19th Texas Symposium of Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology, Paris, 1998. It reviews of some recent work; mathematical details are skipped. It is well-known that a choice of gauge in generally covariant models has a twofold pupose: not only to render the dynamics unique, but also to define the spacetime points. A geometric way of choosing gauge that is not based on coordinate conditions---the so-called covariant gauge fixing---is described. After a covariant gauge fixing, the dynamics is unique and the background manifold points are well-defined, but the description remains invariant with respect to all diffeomorphisms of the background manifold. Transformations between different covariant gauge fixings form the well-known Bergmann-Komar group. Each covariant gauge fixing determines a so-called Kucha\\v{r} decomposition. The construction of the quantum theory is based on the Kucha\\v{r} form of the action and the Dirac method of operator constraints. It is demonstrated that the Bergmann-Komar group is too large to be implementable by unitary maps in the quantum domain.

  10. Measuring Transactions Costs from Observed Behavior: Market Choices in Peru

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    Sadoulet, Elisabeth

    Measuring Transactions Costs from Observed Behavior: Market Choices in Peru Renos Vakis, Elisabeth these transactions costs. When opportunities exist to sell a crop on alternative markets, the observed choice of market can be used to infer a monetary measure of transactions costs in market participation. The market

  11. Defined Contribution Pensions: Plan Rules, Participant Choices, and the

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    Chen, Yiling

    Defined Contribution Pensions: Plan Rules, Participant Choices, and the Path of Least Resistance support from the MacArthur Foundation and the Sloan Foundation. #12;2 Defined Contribution Pensions: Plan Rules, Participant Choices, and the Path of Least Resistance Abstract: We assess the impact on savings

  12. Multicriteria Choice of the NVG Optoelectronic Channel Elements Daniela Borissova

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    Borissova, Daniela

    6 1 Multicriteria Choice of the NVG Optoelectronic Channel Elements Daniela Borissova Institute of technological development and mass production. The process of the NVG design involves choice of optoelectronic elements must fulfill specific requirements of the NVG optoelectronic channel and it has to meet user

  13. Children's School Help with Making School Choices October 18, 2013

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    Children's School Help with Making School Choices October 18, 2013 School choice decisions about schools, and Stop at the office to request information from the schools you are considering to discuss their views of the child, which will help parents choose a school whose program will best meet

  14. Children's School Help with Making School Choices November, 2014

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    Children's School Help with Making School Choices November, 2014 School choice decisions are really to customize the attached issues document for your family's priorities. · providing information about schools, and Stop at the office to request information from the schools you are considering. · discussing your child

  15. University of Michigan and NBER "Identification of Discrete Choice

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    Presenter: Jeremy Fox University of Michigan and NBER "Identification of Discrete Choice Models;Identification of Discrete Choice Models for Bundles and Binary Games Jeremy T. Fox University of Michigan and NBER Natalia Lazzati University of Michigan March 2014 Abstract We study nonparametric identification

  16. CSEM WP 112 Consumer Choice and Industrial Policy

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    California at Berkeley. University of

    CSEM WP 112 Consumer Choice and Industrial Policy: A Study of UK Energy Markets Monica Giulietti and Industrial Policy: a study of UK Energy Markets# Monica Giulietti Aston Business School Catherine Waddams are responsible for any remaining errors. #12;2 Consumer Choice and Industrial Policy: a study of UK Energy

  17. COMBINING STATED AND REVEALED CHOICE RESEARCH TO INFORM ENERGY SYSTEM

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    Energy System Simulation Models: The Case of Hybrid Electric Vehicles Report Number: 409 ExaminingCOMBINING STATED AND REVEALED CHOICE RESEARCH TO INFORM ENERGY SYSTEM SIMULATION MODELS: THE CASE parameters for a hybrid energy-economy model (called CIMS) using empirically derived choice models based

  18. Blue Choice New EnglandSM Summary of Benefits

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    Aalberts, Daniel P.

    Blue Choice New EnglandSM Summary of Benefits Williams College An Association of Independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans This health plan meets Minimum Creditable Coverage Standards Reform Law. #12;Your Care Your Primary Care Provider. When you enroll in Blue Choice New England, you

  19. Student Choices when Learning with Computer Simulations Noah S. Podolefsky*

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    Student Choices when Learning with Computer Simulations Noah S. Podolefsky* , Wendy K. Adams Abstract. We examine student choices while using PhET computer simulations (sims) to learn physics content simulations. The PhET project is one such learning tool, a suite of over 80 computer simulations of science

  20. PARTITIONING OF NESTING SPACE AMONG SEABIRDS OF THE BENGUELA UPWELLING DAviD C. DuFFY & GRAEME D. LA CocK

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    Duffy, David Cameron

    PARTITIONING OF NESTING SPACE AMONG SEABIRDS OF THE BENGUELA UPWELLING REGION DAviD C. Du of nesting space among seabirds ofthe Benguela upwel- ling region. Ostrich 56: 186-201. An examination of nesting habitats used by the four main species of seabirds nesting on southern African islands (Jackass

  1. Math. Nachr. 248-249, 129 143 (2003) / DOI 10.1002/mana.200310008 Weak*closed Jordan ideals of nest algebras

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    Stachó, László

    of nest algebras Lina Oliveira1 1 Departamento de Matem´atica, Instituto Superior T´ecnico, Av. Rovisco Published online 8 January 2003 Key words Partial Jordan ­triple, Jordan ideal, nest algebra MSC (2000) Primary: 17C65, 47L35 Nest algebras provide examples of partial Jordan ­triples. If A is a nest algebra

  2. Nested polytopes with non-crystallographic symmetry as projected orbits of extended Coxeter groups

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    Motiejus Valiunas; Emilio Zappa; Briony Thomas; Reidun Twarock

    2015-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct nested polytopes with non-crystallographic symmetry from the orbits of groups containing a non-crystallographic Coxeter group $W$ via projection. For this, we embed $W$ into the point group $\\mathcal{P}$ of a higher dimensional lattice, and study the orbits of the subgroups of $\\mathcal{P}$ which contain $W$. The projection of these orbits into a lower dimensional subspace invariant under $W$ consists of nested shell arrangements with non-crystallographic symmetry. We study the properties of these structures and classify them in the case of extensions of $W$, i.e. subgroups of $\\mathcal{P}$ that contain $W$ as a normal subgroup. Geometrically, the convex hulls of these orbits represent nested polytopes with non-crystallographic symmetry. These have interesting applications in physics (quasicrystals), biology (viruses) and carbon chemistry (fullerenes).

  3. Wet electrostatic precipitator having removable nested hexagonal collector plates and magnetic aligning and rapping means

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    Young, C.E.; Drzewiecki, G.

    1984-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A wet electrostatic precipitator including a plurality of removable nested collecting electrodes or plates forming a repeating pattern of hexagonal collecting zones throughout the precipitator. Each collecting plate is formed with a sixty degree bend along two opposing longitudinal edges so as to allow three plates to form a self-nesting Y-shaped intersection point. Six points form a hexagonal collecting zone. The plates are removable thereby expediting replacement. A plurality of strategically placed spray nozzles provide wash fluid to the plates. Magnet sets provide for discharge electrode alignment and rapping.

  4. Nested Bethe ansatz for Y(gl(n)) open spin chains with diagonal boundary conditions

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    S. Belliard; E. Ragoucy

    2011-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    In this proceeding we present the nested Bethe ansatz for open spin chains of XXX-type, with arbitrary representations (i.e. `spins') on each site of the chain and diagonal boundary matrices $(K^+(u),K^-(u))$. The nested Bethe anstaz applies for a general $K^-(u)$, but a particular form of the $K^+(u)$ matrix. We give the eigenvalues, Bethe equations and the form of the Bethe vectors for the corresponding models. The Bethe vectors are expressed using a trace formula.

  5. Choice modeling of relook tasks for UAV search missions

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    Bertuccelli, Luca F.

    This paper addresses human decision-making in supervisory control of a team of unmanned vehicles performing search missions. Previous work has proposed the use of a two-alternative choice framework, in which operators ...

  6. PowerChoice Residential Customer Response to TOU Rates

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    Peters, Jane S.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    January 15. Office of Tariffs and Markets. Laird, N.M. andseason load- data analysis Tariff Period Weekday Off-Peaka.m. Table 3-2. PowerChoice tariff seasons Months June July

  7. Natural Gas Utility Restructuring and Customer Choice Act (Montana)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    These regulations apply to natural gas utilities that have restructured in order to acquire rate-based facilities. The regulations address customer choice offerings by natural gas utilities, which...

  8. Sexual selection and mate choice Malte Andersson1

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    Seoane, Javier

    Biology (M092), The University of Western Australia, Crawley 6009, WA, Australia The past two decades have,11,12]. Costs of mate choice, such as the loss of energy and time, might prevent Fisherian self

  9. University of California Energy Institute Design Choices in the

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    California at Berkeley. University of

    University of California Energy Institute Design Choices in the Organization of Electricity Markets Electricity Market » Transmission pricing #12;University of California Energy Institute Restructuring Goals of California Energy Institute Organization of Firms · Public vs. Private Ownership ­ Restructuring

  10. The Quantitative Genetics of Mate Choice Evolution: Theory and Empiricism

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    Ratterman, Nicholas 1981-

    2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    emerged. From a theoretical standpoint, the nature of the genetic covariance built up by the process of mate choice has received considerable attention, though the models still make biologically unrealistic assumptions. Empirically, the difficulty...

  11. Leading by Example: Argonne Senior Management Makes "Green" Vehicle Choices

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    Peters, Mark; Kearns, Paul;

    2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Argonne's senior management shows leadership in the sustainability arena with their own personal choices in "green" vehicles. They don't just talk the talk ? they walk the walk.

  12. Leading by Example: Argonne Senior Management Makes "Green" Vehicle Choices

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    Peters, Mark; Kearns, Paul

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Argonne's senior management shows leadership in the sustainability arena with their own personal choices in "green" vehicles. They don't just talk the talk they walk the walk.

  13. Fuzzy Constraints, Choice, and Utility Philippe De Wilde

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    De Wilde, Philippe

    automatically using intelligent software agents. To achieve this, we need to re-formulate micro-economy so, such as the Orlovsky choice function is proposed and adopted, scientists usually start refining and generalizing it

  14. NASA Surface meteorology and Solar Energy: Methodology

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    1 NASA Surface meteorology and Solar Energy: Methodology Energy Technology (RET) projects. These climatological profiles are used for designing systems that have for implementing RETs, there are inherent problems in using them for resource assessment. Ground measurement

  15. Geologic selection methodology for transportation corridor routing

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    Shultz, Karin Wilson

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A lack of planning techniques and processes on long, linear, cut and cover-tunneling route transportation systems has resulted because of the advancement of transportation systems into underground corridors. The proposed methodology is tested...

  16. Analysis Methodology for Industrial Load Profiles

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    Reddoch, T. W.

    ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY FOR INDUSTRIAL LOAD PROFILES Thomas W. Reddoch Executive Vice President Eleclrolek Concepts, Inc. Knoxvillc, Tennessee ABSTRACT A methodology is provided for evaluating the impact of various demand-side management... (OSM) options on industrial customers. The basic approach uses customer metered load profile data as a basis for the customer load shape. OSM technologies are represented as load shapes and are used as a basis for altering the customers existing...

  17. Review and evaluation of paleohydrologic methodologies

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    Foley, M.G.; Zimmerman, D.A.; Doesburg, J.M.; Thorne, P.D.

    1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A literature review was conducted to identify methodologies that could be used to interpret paleohydrologic environments. Paleohydrology is the study of past hydrologic systems or of the past behavior of an existing hydrologic system. The purpose of the review was to evaluate how well these methodologies could be applied to the siting of low-level radioactive waste facilities. The computer literature search queried five bibliographical data bases containing over five million citations of technical journals, books, conference papers, and reports. Two data-base searches (United States Geological Survey - USGS) and a manual search were also conducted. The methodologies were examined for data requirements and sensitivity limits. Paleohydrologic interpretations are uncertain because of the effects of time on hydrologic and geologic systems and because of the complexity of fluvial systems. Paleoflow determinations appear in many cases to be order-of-magnitude estimates. However, the methodologies identified in this report mitigate this uncertainty when used collectively as well as independently. That is, the data from individual methodologies can be compared or combined to corroborate hydrologic predictions. In this manner, paleohydrologic methodologies are viable tools to assist in evaluating the likely future hydrology of low-level radioactive waste sites.

  18. Market Share Elasticities for Fuel and Technology Choice in Home Heating and Cooling

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    Wood, D.J.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Technology Choice in Home Heating and Cooling D.J. Wood,AND TECHNOLOGY CHOICE IN HOME HEATING AND COOLING* David J.nology choices in home heating and cooling is presented. We

  19. An Empirical Study of Alternative Fuel Vehicle Choice by Commercial Fleets: Lessons in Transportation Choices, and Public Agencies' Organization

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    Crane, Soheila Soltani

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1990). The Economics of Alternative Fuel Use: SubstitutingAn Empirical Study of Alternative Fuel Vehicle Choice byFleet Demand for Alternative-Fuel Vehicles, with T. Golob,

  20. Further Decline in nest-box use by Vaux's Swifts in Northeastern Oregon

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    ... ebull@fs.fed.us Charles T. Collins, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Long Beach, California ... during the longer 19992002 study period. During that time, the percentage of the 58 swift nests that fledged young was 63% in boxes ...

  1. A Compiler Framework for Optimization of Affine Loop Nests for General Purpose Computations on GPUs

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    Ramanujam, J. "Ram"

    ]. Until very recently, GPGPU computations were performed by transforming matrix operations. Although the polyhedral model of dependence abstraction and program transformation is much more powerfulA Compiler Framework for Optimization of Affine Loop Nests for General Purpose Computations on GPUs

  2. THE NESTED DIRICHLET PROCESS ABEL RODRIGUEZ, DAVID B. DUNSON, AND ALAN E. GELFAND

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    West, Mike

    1 THE NESTED DIRICHLET PROCESS ABEL RODR´IGUEZ, DAVID B. DUNSON, AND ALAN E. GELFAND ABSTRACT Abel Rodriguez is Ph.D. candidate, Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences, Duke University, Box.nih.gov. Alan E. Gelfand is James B. Duke professor, Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences, Duke

  3. Nesting habitat of Chubut Steamer Ducks in Patagonia, Mara Laura AgeroA,D

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    Nesting habitat of Chubut Steamer Ducks in Patagonia, Argentina María Laura AgüeroA,D , J. Pablo in Patagonia, Argentina, between 2004 and 2006. This area encompasses the main breeding range of the species of Central Patagonia, Argentina (Madge and Burn 1988). Breeding range extends along approximately 500 km

  4. High-temperature, high-pressure bonding of nested tubular metallic components

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    Quinby, Thomas C. (Kingston, TN)

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention is a tool for effecting high-temperature, high-compression bonding between the confronting faces of nested, tubular, metallic components. In a typical application, the tool is used to produce tubular target assemblies for irradiation in nuclear reactors or particle accelerators, the target assembly comprising a uranium foil and an aluminum-alloy substrate. The tool preferably is composed throughout of graphite. It comprises a tubular restraining member in which a mechanically expandable tubular core is mounted to form an annulus with the member. The components to be bonded are mounted in nested relation in the annulus. The expandable core is formed of individually movable, axially elongated segments whose outer faces cooperatively define a cylindrical pressing surface and whose inner faces cooperatively define two opposed, inwardly tapered, axial bores. Tapered rams extend respectively into the bores. The loaded tool is mounted in a conventional hot-press provided with evacuation means, heaters for maintaining its interior at bonding temperature, and hydraulic cylinders for maintaining a selected inwardly directed pressure on the tapered rams. With the hot-press evacuated and the loaded tool at the desired temperature, the cylinders are actuated to apply the selected pressure to the rams. The rams in turn expand the segmented core to maintain the nested components in compression against the restraining member. These conditions are maintained until the confronting faces of the nested components are joined in a continuous, uniform bond characterized by high thermal conductivity.

  5. Extending Data Mining for Spatial Applications: A Case Study in Predicting Nest Locations

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    Shekhar, Shashi

    Extending Data Mining for Spatial Applications: A Case Study in Predicting Nest Locations Sanjay Chawla \\Lambda Shashi Shekhar \\Lambda Weili Wu \\Lambda Uygar Ozesmi y Abstract Spatial data mining. Efficient tools for extracting information from spatial data sets can be of importance to organizations

  6. ORNITHOCOPROPHILOUS PLANTS OF MOUNT DESERT ROCK, A REMOTE BIRD-NESTING ISLAND IN THE

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    Rajakaruna, Nishanta

    ORNITHOCOPROPHILOUS PLANTS OF MOUNT DESERT ROCK, A REMOTE BIRD-NESTING ISLAND IN THE GULF OF MAINE for the maintenance of plant communities (Cruden 1966; Gillham 1970; Howe and Smallwood 1982; Mulder and Keall 2001 to botanists as they often determine which plant species are dispersed and become established in such remote

  7. Ceci N'est Pas Une Pipe Bombe: Authoring Urban Landscapes with Air Quality Sensors

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    Paulos, Eric

    Ceci N'est Pas Une Pipe Bombe: Authoring Urban Landscapes with Air Quality Sensors Stacey Kuznetsov1 , George Noel Davis2 , Jian Chiu Cheung2 , Eric Paulos1 Human-Computer Interaction Institute 1 prior research, which focuses on personal sensing, we present low-cost, networked air quality sensors

  8. Turning Relational DBMS into Nested Relational DBMS GeneticXchange, Inc

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    Wong, Limsoon

    Turning Relational DBMS into Nested Relational DBMS Jing Chen GeneticXchange, Inc chenjing previously been described [24, 23], the details of its interface to relational DBMS and other sources have never been published. In this paper, we describe the Kleisli's interface to relational DBMS

  9. NEST Scientific Report 2007-200947 Electronic states and quantum transport in graphene ribbons

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    Abbondandolo, Alberto

    NEST Scientific Report 2007-200947 Electronic states and quantum transport in graphene ribbons G dimensional carbon sheets have been isolated, and the potential of graphene-based electronics on the micro- and nano-metric scale has further magnified the interest toward this material. Graphene ribbons

  10. STUDY OF NESTING DENSITY AT TH E RHU KUDUNG, TANJUNG BATU ,

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    Prestwich, Ken

    .3 Destruction of the Beach Vegetation 2 4 5 .4 Noise Produced by the Plant 2 4 5 .5 Liquid Discharge From the Plant 2 4 5 .6 Gazettement of a Turtle Nesting Sanctuary in the Paka Area 2 4 5 .6 .1 g sites, and at the offshore islands 3 0 TABLE 2 . Number and percentage of each type of Green

  11. Short Communication Orang-utan nest surveys: the devil is in the details

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    and dung decay rates used to estimate great ape and elephant population densities in Africa (Nchanji and Erik Meijaard Abstract Nest surveys are widely employed to assess the population density of orang been widely used as proxies for population density (van Schaik et al., 1995; Buij et al., 2003

  12. The nested SU(N) off-shell Bethe ansatz and exact form factors

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    Hratchia M. Babujian; Angela Foerster; Michael Karowski

    2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The form factor equations are solved for an SU(N) invariant S-matrix under the assumption that the anti-particle is identified with the bound state of N-1 particles. The solution is obtained explicitly in terms of the nested off-shell Bethe ansatz where the contribution from each level is written in terms of multiple contour integrals.

  13. NEST Scientific Report 2007-2009 Transport phenomena in self-assembled nanowires

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    Abbondandolo, Alberto

    NEST Scientific Report 2007-2009 Transport phenomena in self-assembled nanowires 21 S elf incompatible materials can be combined into advanced ­ in some cases unprecedented ­ nanostructures and charge transport in self-assembled structures as well as Josephson coupling in devices combining

  14. Can Habitat Alteration and Spring Angling Explain Largemouth Bass Nest Success?

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    Micropterus spp. As keystone predators and valued sport fish in North American lakes, black basses MicropterusCan Habitat Alteration and Spring Angling Explain Largemouth Bass Nest Success? TYLER WAGNER, 13 Natural Resources Building, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA Abstract.--Largemouth bass

  15. Quantifying the differential contributions of deep groundwater to streamflow in nested basins, using

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    Chappell, Nick A

    -solute, deep groundwater and a low-solute, soil-water. The mixing model indicated 69% ± 10% deep groundwater-member mixing, hydrological pathway, interbasin groundwater flow INTRODUCTION Knowledge of hydrological pathwaysQuantifying the differential contributions of deep groundwater to streamflow in nested basins

  16. Grundlagen Semi-explizite Parallelitat Explizite Parallelitat Nested Data Parallelism Funktionale Programmierung

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    Abel, Andreas

    Grundlagen Semi-explizite Parallelit¨at Explizite Parallelit¨at Nested Data Parallelism Funktionale, Andreas Abel Funktionale Programmierung #12;Grundlagen Semi-explizite Parallelit¨at Explizite Parallelit¨ussen. Hans-Wolfgang Loidl, Andreas Abel Funktionale Programmierung #12;Grundlagen Semi-explizite Parallelit

  17. Methodology Guidelines on Life Cycle Assessment of Photovoltaic Electricity

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    1 Methodology Guidelines on Life Cycle Assessment of Photovoltaic Electricity of Photovoltaic Electricity #12;IEA-PVPS-TASK 12 Methodology Guidelines on Life Cycle Assessment of Photovoltaic Electricity INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SYSTEMS PROGRAMME Methodology

  18. Market Share Elasticities for Fuel and Technology Choice in Home Heating and Cooling

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    Wood, D.J.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    are conventional air conditioning and heat pump, given thein heat pump alternative Dummy for oil forced air choiceair choice Dummy for electric baseboard choice Dummy for heat pump

  19. Customer-Specific Taste Parameters and Mixed Logit: Households' Choice of Electricity Supplier

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    Revelt, David; Train, Kenneth

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    M a y 2000 Keywords: energy suppliers, mixed logit, tastecustomers' choice among energy suppliers in conjoint-typecustomers' choice o f energy supplier and estimate the value

  20. A Method for Locating Barr ed Owl ( Strix varia ) Nests in the Souther n Boreal For est of Saskatchewan

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    of Saskatchewan Shanna D. Frith, Kurt M. Mazur , and Paul C. James 1 Abstract.--Barr ed Owl (Strix varia) nests forest of central Saskatchewan, Canada. During the nesting period, we located pairs of Barr ed Owls eal forest of Saskatchewan, Canada, are the largest reported for this species to date (Mazur 1997

  1. AVIAN NESTING DENSITY AND SUCCESS IN ALFALFA, COOL SEASON CRP, AND WARM SEASON CRP PLANTINGS IN EASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA

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    AVIAN NESTING DENSITY AND SUCCESS IN ALFALFA, COOL SEASON CRP, AND WARM SEASON CRP PLANTINGS;II AVIAN NESTING DENSITY AND SUCCESS IN ALFALFA, COOL SEASON CRP, AND WARM SEASON CRP PLANTINGS not have been completed. For those that allowed us to trample their alfalfa before it was cut, thank you

  2. Biopower Report Presents Methodology for Assessing the Value...

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    Biopower Report Presents Methodology for Assessing the Value of Co-Firing Biomass in Pulverized Coal Plants Biopower Report Presents Methodology for Assessing the Value of...

  3. aij projects methodology: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Last Page Topic Index 1 A New Project Execution Methodology; Integrating Project Management Principles with Quality Project Execution Methodologies University of Kansas - KU...

  4. STEPS: A Grid Search Methodology for Optimized Peptide Identification...

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    A Grid Search Methodology for Optimized Peptide Identification Filtering of MSMS Database Search Results. STEPS: A Grid Search Methodology for Optimized Peptide Identification...

  5. Hydrogen Program Goal-Setting Methodologies Report to Congress...

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    Hydrogen Program Goal-Setting Methodologies Report to Congress Hydrogen Program Goal-Setting Methodologies Report to Congress This Report to Congress, published in August 2006,...

  6. Modeling of Diesel Exhaust Systems: A methodology to better simulate...

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    of Diesel Exhaust Systems: A methodology to better simulate soot reactivity Modeling of Diesel Exhaust Systems: A methodology to better simulate soot reactivity Discussed...

  7. New Methodologies for Analysis of Premixed Charge Compression...

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    New Methodologies for Analysis of Premixed Charge Compression Ignition Engines New Methodologies for Analysis of Premixed Charge Compression Ignition Engines Presentation given at...

  8. Barr Engineering Statement of Methodology Rosemount Wind Turbine...

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    Barr Engineering Statement of Methodology Rosemount Wind Turbine Simulations by Truescape Visual Reality, DOEEA-1791 (May 2010) Barr Engineering Statement of Methodology Rosemount...

  9. Systematic Comparison of Operating Reserve Methodologies: Preprint

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    Ibanez, E.; Krad, I.; Ela, E.

    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Operating reserve requirements are a key component of modern power systems, and they contribute to maintaining reliable operations with minimum economic impact. No universal method exists for determining reserve requirements, thus there is a need for a thorough study and performance comparison of the different existing methodologies. Increasing penetrations of variable generation (VG) on electric power systems are posed to increase system uncertainty and variability, thus the need for additional reserve also increases. This paper presents background information on operating reserve and its relationship to VG. A consistent comparison of three methodologies to calculate regulating and flexibility reserve in systems with VG is performed.

  10. Nested Bethe ansatz for `all' open spin chains with diagonal boundary conditions

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    S. Belliard; E. Ragoucy

    2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present in an unified and detailed way the nested Bethe ansatz for open spin chains based on Y(gl(\\fn)), Y(gl(\\fm|\\fn)), U_{q}(gl(\\fn)) or U_{q}(gl(\\fm|\\fn)) (super)algebras, with arbitrary representations (i.e. `spins') on each site of the chain and diagonal boundary matrices (K^+(u),K^-(u)). The nested Bethe anstaz applies for a general K^-(u), but a particular form of the K^+(u) matrix. The construction extends and unifies the results already obtained for open spin chains based on fundamental representation and for some particular super-spin chains. We give the eigenvalues, Bethe equations and the form of the Bethe vectors for the corresponding models. The Bethe vectors are expressed using a trace formula.

  11. select h.*, p.Price as Price, NestXML(p.PricingConditions,

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    Kemper, Alfons

    select h.*, p.Price as Price, NestXML(p.PricingConditions, p.PNGImage) as AdditionalData from Hyper Passau, Germany New Supplier Market Place select p.ProductDescription, c.Supplier, c.AdditionalData, c.Price by p.ProductDescription, c.Price expires Friday, March 29, 2002 5:00:00 PM CET Register Products XML

  12. Amartya Kumar Sen, La dmocratie des autres. Pourquoi la libert n'est pas une invention

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Amartya Kumar Sen, La démocratie des autres. Pourquoi la liberté n'est pas une invention de l'économiste et philosophe Amartya Sen. D'une part, sa foi en la démocratie apparaît comme la raison première de et public. Sen fait partie des auteurs qui défendent une conception de la « démocratie en termes de

  13. Nested (inverse) binomial sums and new iterated integrals for massive Feynman diagrams

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    Jakob Ablinger; Johannes Blmlein; Clemens G. Raab; Carsten Schneider

    2014-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Nested sums containing binomial coefficients occur in the computation of massive operator matrix elements. Their associated iterated integrals lead to alphabets including radicals, for which we determined a suitable basis. We discuss algorithms for converting between sum and integral representations, mainly relying on the Mellin transform. To aid the conversion we worked out dedicated rewrite rules, based on which also some general patterns emerging in the process can be obtained.

  14. The package HarmonicSums: Computer Algebra and Analytic aspects of Nested Sums

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    Jakob Ablinger

    2014-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper summarizes the essential functionality of the computer algebra package HarmonicSums. On the one hand HarmonicSums can work with nested sums such as harmonic sums and their generalizations and on the other hand it can treat iterated integrals of the Poincare and Chen-type, such as harmonic polylogarithms and their generalizations. The interplay of these representations and the analytic aspects are illustrated by concrete examples.

  15. A REVIEW OF ASSUMPTIONS AND ANALYSIS IN EPRI EA-3409, "HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE CHOICE: REVISION OF REEPS BEHAVIORAL MODELS"

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    Wood, D.J.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Tech- nology Choice in Home Heating and Cooling," LBLTechnology Choice in Home Heating and Cooling" for a more

  16. Case Study/ Ground Water Sustainability: Methodology and

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    Zheng, Chunmiao

    , or the lack thereof, of ground water flow systems driven by similar hydrogeologic and economic conditionsCase Study/ Ground Water Sustainability: Methodology and Application to the North China Plain of a ground water flow system in the North China Plain (NCP) subject to severe overexploitation and rapid

  17. Methodology in Biological Game Simon M. Huttegger

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    Zollman, Kevin

    ;Huttegger and Zollman Methodology in Biological Game Theory ESS Method Describe a game Find all the stable states (ESS) If there is only one, conclude this one is evolutionarily significant #12;Huttegger An Evolutionarily Stable Strategy (ESS) Pooling equilibrium Not an ESS Hybrid equilibrium Not an ESS #12;Huttegger

  18. An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and

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    Feferman, Solomon

    1 23 Synthese An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science ISSN on . . . : reasoning with infinite diagrams Solomon Feferman #12;1 23 Your article is protected by copyright and all:371­386 DOI 10.1007/s11229-011-9985-6 And so on ...: reasoning with infinite diagrams Solomon Feferman

  19. Optimization Material Distribution methodology: Some electromagnetic examples

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    730 1 Optimization Material Distribution methodology: Some electromagnetic examples P. Boissoles, H. Ben Ahmed, M. Pierre, B. Multon Abstract--In this paper, a new approach towards Optimization Material to be highly adaptive to various kinds of electromagnetic actuator optimization approaches. Several optimal

  20. Operator Choice Modeling for Collaborative UAV Visual Search Tasks

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    Cummings, Mary "Missy"

    Operator Choice Modeling for Collaborative UAV Visual Search Tasks Luca F. Bertuccelli Member, IEEE, and Mary L. Cummings Senior Member, IEEE Abstract--Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) provide unprece- dented is expected to increase with envisaged future missions of one operator controlling mul- tiple UAVs

  1. National Transportation Policy Options: A Time for Choice

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    Minnesota, University of

    National Transportation Policy Options: A Time for Choice A white paper for participants of the 2008 James L. Oberstar Forum The Next Authorization: Transforming Transportation Policy? April 6­7, 2008 Minneapolis, Minnesota Sponsored by Center for Transportation Studies University of Minnesota

  2. Microarchitecture Choices (Implementation of the VAX) Yale N. Patt

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    Patt, Yale

    Microarchitecture Choices (Implementation of the VAX) Yale N. Patt Electrical Engineering andComputerScience University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109-2122 ABSTRACT The VAX Architecture provides hardwareimple- mentors- tics all provide challenges to the microarchitect. The VAX architecture was introduced in 1977 with its

  3. MoneyTips4Texas Lifestyle Choices & Your Health

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    MoneyTips4Texas Lifestyle Choices & Your Health Andrew B. Crocker Angela B. Burkham Sara L. Dodd: To gain knowledge about factors that may affect personal health and wellness. Objectives: 1. Learn about things which may affect health and wellness. 2. Learn about resources to help improve health and wellness

  4. A Convex Optimization Approach for Computing Correlated Choice ...

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    2014-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Probit (MNP) model where the random utilities of the alternatives are chosen ... the SUTD-MIT International Design Center grant number IDG31300105 on ...... of such data includes choice of lake recreation sites in the state of Wisconsin .... preferences for alternative-fuel vehicles, Transportation Research B, 34 (2000), pp.

  5. In The Social Register: Pronoun Choice in Norwegian and English

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    Mills, Carl

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Choice of second-person pronouns can shed light on the intersection of language, personality, and culture. In modern Norway a change has occurred in little more than a generation through which the polite forms De, Dem/Dykk, and Deres/Dykkar have...

  6. Representational Format, Student Choice, and Problem Solving in Physics

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    , pictorial, graphical, verbal).1 In a study of a 367-student algebra-based physics class, we examine student formats, and look for factors that may influence their ability or choices. As a control, part of the class or informal, abstract or concrete, or text-based versus graphics-based, to name just a few. Studies involving

  7. Utility theory front to back inferring utility from agents' choices

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    Utility theory front to back ­ inferring utility from agents' choices A. M. G. Cox Dept to utility theory and consumption & investment problems. Instead of specifying an agent's utility function) and ask if it is possible to derive a utility function for which the observed behaviour is optimal. We

  8. Breakfast Choices (Price per person 10 person minimum)

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    Flandro, Gary A.

    WITH HOUSE DRESSING OR PASTA SALAD DELI COLD PLATE CHOICE OF DELI TURKEY, HAM OR ROAST BEEF AND SWISS SALAD AND SPRING GREENS WITH HOUSE DRESSING OR PASTA SALAD SEASONED PULLED PORK WITH SPLIT BUN ASSORTED PLATTER WITH HOME-MADE RANCH DIPPING SAUCE JUMBO CHEF'S SALAD SPRING GREENS GARNISHED AND TOPPED

  9. Crossings and Nestings of Matchings and Partitions William Y.C. Chen1,2, Eva Y.P. Deng3, Rosena R.X. Du4

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    Chen, Bill

    Crossings and Nestings of Matchings and Partitions William Y Abstract We present results on the enumeration of crossings and nestings for matc* *hings and set and the nesting number of partitions have a symmetric joint distribution. It follo* *ws that the crossing

  10. Automatic Thread Distribution For Nested Parallelism In OpenMP OpenMP is becoming the standard programming model for sharedmemory parallel architectures. One of its most inter-

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    Corbalan, Julita

    Automatic Thread Distribution For Nested Parallelism In OpenMP Abstract OpenMP is becoming in the language is the support for nested parallelism. Previous research and parallelization experiences have shown the benefits of using nested parallelism as an alternative to combining several programming models

  11. Nesting between hole and electron pockets in Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 (x=00.3) observed with angle-resolved photoemission

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    Paris-Sud 11, Université de

    Nesting between hole and electron pockets in Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 (x=0­0.3) observed with angle and electrons is smaller than predicted by theory. Finally, we discuss the quality of nesting in the different regions of the phase diagram. The presence of the third hole pocket significantly weakens the nesting at x

  12. P11.3 EFFECTS OF NESTING FREQUENCY AND LATERAL BOUNDARY PERTURBATIONS ON THE DISPERSION OF LIMITED-AREA ENSEMBLE FORECASTS

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    Xue, Ming

    P11.3 EFFECTS OF NESTING FREQUENCY AND LATERAL BOUNDARY PERTURBATIONS ON THE DISPERSION OF LIMITED of ensemble fore- casts, also lack consistent perturbations. Pertur- bations growing on the nested domain on the effect of LBC update in- terval on the nested-grid ensemble dispersion. Other results will be presented

  13. Nest predation, predator abundance, and avian diversity in transmission line corridors and adjacent habitats in east central Texas

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    Hubbard, Tani Ann

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    corridors may have differential effects on wildlife communities in adjacent vegetation types in a heterogeneous landscape. I evaluated the effects of ROW corridors on avian and nest predator communities in forests and pastures in east central Texas in 1998...

  14. Nested off-diagonal Bethe ansatz and exact solutions of the su(n) spin chain with generic integrable boundaries

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    Junpeng Cao; Wen-Li Yang; Kangjie Shi; Yupeng Wang

    2014-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The nested off-diagonal Bethe ansatz method is proposed to diagonalize multi-component integrable models with generic integrable boundaries. As an example, the exact solutions of the su(n)-invariant spin chain model with both periodic and non-diagonal boundaries are derived by constructing the nested T-Q relations based on the operator product identities among the fused transfer matrices and the asymptotic behavior of the transfer matrices.

  15. Investigating surety methodologies for cognitive systems.

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    Caudell, Thomas P. (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM); Peercy, David Eugene; Mills, Kristy (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM); Caldera, Eva (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM)

    2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Advances in cognitive science provide a foundation for new tools that promise to advance human capabilities with significant positive impacts. As with any new technology breakthrough, associated technical and non-technical risks are involved. Sandia has mitigated both technical and non-technical risks by applying advanced surety methodologies in such areas as nuclear weapons, nuclear reactor safety, nuclear materials transport, and energy systems. In order to apply surety to the development of cognitive systems, we must understand the concepts and principles that characterize the certainty of a system's operation as well as the risk areas of cognitive sciences. This SAND report documents a preliminary spectrum of risks involved with cognitive sciences, and identifies some surety methodologies that can be applied to potentially mitigate such risks. Some potential areas for further study are recommended. In particular, a recommendation is made to develop a cognitive systems epistemology framework for more detailed study of these risk areas and applications of surety methods and techniques.

  16. A planning methodology for arterial streets

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    Williams, Marc Daryl

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -of-Service Guidelines 4 Sensitivity of Characteristic Input Variables 24 5 Suggested Default Values for use with the Florida Planning Methodology . 25 6 Summary of Characteristic Variables and Operational Conditions 34 7 Comparison of Measured and Predicted Results... for Incremental v/c Ratios 14 Transportation and Development Land Use Cycle 18 General Analytical Format of the Florida Planning Procedure 27 Tabular LOS Output of the ART TAB Arterial Planning Program 28 Frequency of HCM Classifications Among Arterial...

  17. Recipient allocation preferences and organizational choices: a fit perspective

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    Gogus, Celile Itir

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    . Christopher O. L. H. Porter was one of the most influential people throughout my graduate career, I thank him for his tremendous help with this dissertation and also for our work in the Team Research Lab. Mindy Bergman and Angelo DeNisi were very helpful... the relationship between different outcome types and choice of an allocation preference almost exclusively focused on the outcome categories proposed by the social exchange theory (Foa & Foa, 1975). The theory identifies six outcome categories that may...

  18. Indian Climate Policy: Choices and Challenges | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia: Energy Resources Jump to:46 - 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (botPolicy: Choices and Challenges

  19. RSL: A parallel Runtime System Library for regional atmospheric models with nesting

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    Michalakes, J.G.

    1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    RSL is a parallel runtime system library developed at Argonne National Laboratory that is tailored to regular-grid atmospheric models with mesh refinement in the form of two-way interacting nested grids. RSL provides high-level stencil and interdomain communication, irregular domain decomposition, automatic local/global index translation, distributed I/O, and dynamic load balancing. RSL was used with Fortran90 to parallelize a well-known and widely used regional weather model, the Penn State/NCAR Mesoscale model.

  20. Integrated Scenario-based Design Methodology for Collaborative Technology Innovation

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    information technology innovation with an end-to-end Human and Social Sciences assistance. This methodologyIntegrated Scenario-based Design Methodology for Collaborative Technology Innovation Fabrice Forest Technological innovation often requires large scale collaborative partnership between many heterogeneous

  1. advanced diagnostic methodology: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    and Ecology Websites Summary: 1 Methodology Guidelines on Life Cycle Assessment of Photovoltaic Electricity Report IEA-PVPS T12-03:2011 12;IEA-PVPS-TASK 12 Methodology...

  2. A methodology for forecasting carbon dioxide flooding performance

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    Marroquin Cabrera, Juan Carlos

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A methodology was developed for forecasting carbon dioxide (CO2) flooding performance quickly and reliably. The feasibility of carbon dioxide flooding in the Dollarhide Clearfork "AB" Unit was evaluated using the methodology. This technique is very...

  3. Waste Package Component Design Methodology Report

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    D.C. Mecham

    2004-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

    This Executive Summary provides an overview of the methodology being used by the Yucca Mountain Project (YMP) to design waste packages and ancillary components. This summary information is intended for readers with general interest, but also provides technical readers a general framework surrounding a variety of technical details provided in the main body of the report. The purpose of this report is to document and ensure appropriate design methods are used in the design of waste packages and ancillary components (the drip shields and emplacement pallets). The methodology includes identification of necessary design inputs, justification of design assumptions, and use of appropriate analysis methods, and computational tools. This design work is subject to ''Quality Assurance Requirements and Description''. The document is primarily intended for internal use and technical guidance for a variety of design activities. It is recognized that a wide audience including project management, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and others are interested to various levels of detail in the design methods and therefore covers a wide range of topics at varying levels of detail. Due to the preliminary nature of the design, readers can expect to encounter varied levels of detail in the body of the report. It is expected that technical information used as input to design documents will be verified and taken from the latest versions of reference sources given herein. This revision of the methodology report has evolved with changes in the waste package, drip shield, and emplacement pallet designs over many years and may be further revised as the design is finalized. Different components and analyses are at different stages of development. Some parts of the report are detailed, while other less detailed parts are likely to undergo further refinement. The design methodology is intended to provide designs that satisfy the safety and operational requirements of the YMP. Four waste package configurations have been selected to illustrate the application of the methodology during the licensing process. These four configurations are the 21-pressurized water reactor absorber plate waste package (21-PWRAP), the 44-boiling water reactor waste package (44-BWR), the 5 defense high-level radioactive waste (HLW) DOE spent nuclear fuel (SNF) codisposal short waste package (5-DHLWDOE SNF Short), and the naval canistered SNF long waste package (Naval SNF Long). Design work for the other six waste packages will be completed at a later date using the same design methodology. These include the 24-boiling water reactor waste package (24-BWR), the 21-pressurized water reactor control rod waste package (21-PWRCR), the 12-pressurized water reactor waste package (12-PWR), the 5 defense HLW DOE SNF codisposal long waste package (5-DHLWDOE SNF Long), the 2 defense HLW DOE SNF codisposal waste package (2-MC012-DHLW), and the naval canistered SNF short waste package (Naval SNF Short). This report is only part of the complete design description. Other reports related to the design include the design reports, the waste package system description documents, manufacturing specifications, and numerous documents for the many detailed calculations. The relationships between this report and other design documents are shown in Figure 1.

  4. Stewart and Khosla: The Chimera Methodology 1 FINAL DRAFT

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    Stewart and Khosla: The Chimera Methodology 1 FINAL DRAFT THE CHIMERA METHODOLOGY: DESIGNING 15213 pkk@ri.cmu.edu Abstract: The Chimera Methodology is a software engineering paradigm that enables the objects have been developed and in­ corporated into the Chimera Real­Time Operating System. Techniques

  5. Test plan for evaluating the operational performance of the prototype nested, fixed-depth fluidic sampler

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    REICH, F.R.

    1999-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The PHMC will provide Low Activity Wastes (LAW) tank wastes for final treatment by a privatization contractor from two double-shell feed tanks, 241-AP-102 and 241-AP-104. Concerns about the inability of the baseline ''grab'' sampling to provide large volume samples within time constraints has led to the development of a nested, fixed-depth sampling system. This sampling system will provide large volume, representative samples without the environmental, radiation exposure, and sample volume impacts of the current base-line ''grab'' sampling method. A plan has been developed for the cold testing of this nested, fixed-depth sampling system with simulant materials. The sampling system will fill the 500-ml bottles and provide inner packaging to interface with the Hanford Sites cask shipping systems (PAS-1 and/or ''safe-send''). The sampling system will provide a waste stream that will be used for on-line, real-time measurements with an at-tank analysis system. The cold tests evaluate the performance and ability to provide samples that are representative of the tanks' content within a 95 percent confidence interval, to sample while mixing pumps are operating, to provide large sample volumes (1-15 liters) within a short time interval, to sample supernatant wastes with over 25 wt% solids content, to recover from precipitation- and settling-based plugging, and the potential to operate over the 20-year expected time span of the privatization contract.

  6. Project Management Methodology | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "of Energy Power Systems Engineering Research and Development (PSEEnergyProject Management Methodology

  7. Update of Part 61 Impacts Analysis Methodology. Methodology report. Volume 1

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    Oztunali, O.I.; Roles, G.W.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Under contract to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Envirosphere Company has expanded and updated the impacts analysis methodology used during the development of the 10 CFR Part 61 rule to allow improved consideration of the costs and impacts of treatment and disposal of low-level waste that is close to or exceeds Class C concentrations. The modifications described in this report principally include: (1) an update of the low-level radioactive waste source term, (2) consideration of additional alternative disposal technologies, (3) expansion of the methodology used to calculate disposal costs, (4) consideration of an additional exposure pathway involving direct human contact with disposed waste due to a hypothetical drilling scenario, and (5) use of updated health physics analysis procedures (ICRP-30). Volume 1 of this report describes the calculational algorithms of the updated analysis methodology.

  8. Including risk in stated-preference economic valuations: Experiments on choices for marine recreation

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    Gerber, Leah R.

    . All rights reserved. 1. Introduction Stated-preference valuation methods use hypothetical scenariosIncluding risk in stated-preference economic valuations: Experiments on choices for marine xxx Keywords: Choice experiments Diving Economic valuation Fishing Hypothetical bias Recreation Risk

  9. Studies in Choice and Welfare M. Salles (Editor-in-Chief and Series Editor)

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    Pukelsheim, Friedrich

    Social Choice and Strategic Decisions XVI, 319 pages, 2005. ISBN 3-540-22053-4 W. Kuklys Amartya Sen

  10. To appear in Procedia Computer Science (2011) Computational Social Choice: Prospects and Challenges1

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    Endriss, Ulle

    to social choice theorists such as Kenneth Arrow and Amartya Sen. Arrow's doctoral thesis, published in 1951

  11. Market Share Elasticities for Fuel and Technology Choice in Home Heating and Cooling

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    Wood, D.J.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    models require accurate estimates of how the market shares of different fuel choices (electricity, gas, or oil)

  12. Consumer Choice and Industrial Policy: a Study of UK Energy Markets

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    Giulietti, Monica; Waddams Price, Catherine; Waterson, Michael

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    choice among retail energy suppliers: the willingness-to-payimposed for changing energy suppliers, there is a time cost

  13. O'Donnell S and Jeanne R.L. 2002. The nest as fortress: defensive behavior of Polybia emaciata, a mud-nesting eusocial wasp. 5 pp. Journal of Insect Science, 2:3. Available online: insectscience.org/2.3

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    O'Donnell, Sean

    O'Donnell S and Jeanne R.L. 2002. The nest as fortress: defensive behavior of Polybia emaciata, a mud-nesting eusocial wasp. 5 pp. Journal of Insect Science, 2:3. Available online: insectscience.org/2.3 Journal of Insect Science insectscience.org The nest as fortress: defensive behavior of Polybia emaciata

  14. DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS CASE METHODOLOGY GUIDE & WORKBOOK

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    Thomas, Ken; Lawrie, Sean; Hart, Adam; Vlahoplus, Chris

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Performance advantages of the new digital technologies are widely acknowledged, but it has proven difficult for utilities to derive business cases for justifying investment in these new capabilities. Lack of a business case is often cited by utilities as a barrier to pursuing wide-scale application of digital technologies to nuclear plant work activities. The decision to move forward with funding usually hinges on demonstrating actual cost reductions that can be credited to budgets and thereby truly reduce O&M or capital costs. Technology enhancements, while enhancing work methods and making work more efficient, often fail to eliminate workload such that it changes overall staffing and material cost requirements. It is critical to demonstrate cost reductions or impacts on non-cost performance objectives in order for the business case to justify investment by nuclear operators. This Business Case Methodology approaches building a business case for a particular technology or suite of technologies by detailing how they impact an operator in one or more of the three following areas: Labor Costs, Non-Labor Costs, and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Key to those impacts will be identifying where the savings are harvestable, meaning they result in an actual reduction in headcount and/or cost. The report consists of a Digital Technology Business Case Methodology Guide and an accompanying spreadsheet workbook that will enable the user to develop a business case.

  15. Retail Choice Experiments: Comparing Early-AdopterExperience

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    Golove, William

    2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reviews the experience with retail choice of non-residential electricity customers during the period from early 1998 through the first few months of 2000. Key findings include: (1) customers in California received a significantly smaller discount from utility tariffs than customers in other competitive markets; (2) this sample of large commercial/industrial customers believed they were benefiting significantly more from commodity savings from contracts with retail electricity service providers (RESP) than from value-added services; and,(3) market rules appear to be critical to customer experiences with retail competition, yet the relationship between market rules and market development is inadequately understood.

  16. The detection of cheating in multiple choice examinations

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    Richmond, Peter

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cheating in examinations is acknowledged by an increasing number of organizations to be widespread. We examine two different approaches to assess their effectiveness at detecting anomalous results, suggestive of collusion, using data taken from a number of multiple-choice examinations organized by the UK Radio Communication Foundation. Analysis of student pair overlaps of correct answers is shown to give results consistent with more orthodox statistical correlations for which confidence limits as opposed to the less familiar "Bonferroni method" can be used. A simulation approach is also developed which confirms the interpretation of the empirical approach.

  17. Lighting Choices to Save You Money | Department of Energy

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc DocumentationP-SeriesFlickrinformationPostdocsCenterCenter (LMI-EFRC) - HarryCenterinChoices to

  18. A REVIEW OF ASSUMPTIONS AND ANALYSIS IN EPRI EA-3409, "HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE CHOICE: REVISION OF REEPS BEHAVIORAL MODELS"

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    Wood, D.J.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and electric forced-air; heat pumps; and electric baseboard)are conventional air conditioning and heat pump, given theair choice elec forced-air choice heat pump choice elec

  19. The Euler and Grace-Danielsson inequalities for nested triangles and tetrahedra: a derivation and generalisation using quantum information theory

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    Antony Milne

    2014-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We derive several results in classical Euclidean elementary geometry using the steering ellipsoid formalism from quantum mechanics. This gives a physically motivated derivation of very non-trivial geometric results, some of which are entirely new. We consider a sphere of radius $r$ contained inside another sphere of radius $R$, with the sphere centres separated by distance $d$. When does there exist a nested tetrahedron circumscribed about the smaller sphere and inscribed in the larger? We derive the Grace-Danielsson inequality $d^2 \\leq (R+r)(R-3r)$ as the sole necessary and sufficient condition for the existence of a nested tetrahedron. Our method also gives the condition $d^2 \\leq R(R-2r)$ for the existence of a nested triangle in the analogous 2-dimensional scenario. These results imply the Euler inequality in 2 and 3 dimensions. Furthermore, we formulate a new inequality that applies to the more general case of ellipses and ellipsoids.

  20. Adaptive frequency comb illumination for interferometry in the case of nested two-beam cavities

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    Harder, Irina; Leuchs, Gerd; Mantel, Klaus; Schwider, Johannes

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The homogeneity test of glass plates in a Fizeau interferometer is hampered by the superposition of multiple interference signals coming from the surfaces of the glass plate as well as the empty Fizeau cavity. To evaluate interferograms resulting from such nested cavities, various approaches such as the use of broadband light sources have been applied. In this paper, we propose an adaptive frequency comb interferometer to accomplish the cavity selection. An adjustable Fabry-Perot resonator is used to generate a variable frequency comb that can be matched to the length of the desired cavity. Owing to its flexibility, the number of measurements needed for the homogeneity test can be reduced to four. Furthermore, compared to approaches using a two-beam interferometer as a filter for the broadband light source, the visibility of the fringe system is considerably higher if a Fabry-Perot filter is applied.

  1. Two-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic studies of implosion modes of nested wire array z-pinches

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    Huang, Jun; Ding, Ning, E-mail: ding-ning@iapcm.ac.cn; Xue, Chuang; Sun, Shunkai [Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100088 (China)

    2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Implosion dynamics of nested wire arrays in (r, ?) geometry was studied with two-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic (2D MHD) simulations. Three different implosion modes are obtained by just changing the wire number of the outer array, when the other conditions, such as the initial radius, length, mass of each array, the wire number of the inner array, and the discharge voltage waveform, are fixed. Simulation results show that the effect of discrete wires, which cannot be described by the thin shell inductive model, will influence the distribution of current between the outer and inner arrays at the early stage, and the discrepancy between results from MHD and thin shell model increases with the interwire gap of the outer array.

  2. Nested algebraic Bethe ansatz for open GL(N) spin chains with projected K-matrices

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    Rafael I. Nepomechie

    2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider an open spin chain model with GL(N) bulk symmetry that is broken to GL(M) x GL(N-M) by the boundary, which is a generalization of a model arising in string/gauge theory. We prove the integrability of this model by constructing the corresponding commuting transfer matrix. This construction uses operator-valued "projected" K-matrices. We solve this model for general values of N and M using the nested algebraic Bethe ansatz approach, despite the fact that the K-matrices are not diagonal. The key to obtaining this solution is an identity based on a certain factorization property of the reduced K-matrices into products of R-matrices. Numerical evidence suggests that the solution is complete.

  3. A nested Krylov subspace method to compute the sign function of large complex matrices

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    Jacques C. R. Bloch; Simon Heybrock

    2011-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We present an acceleration of the well-established Krylov-Ritz methods to compute the sign function of large complex matrices, as needed in lattice QCD simulations involving the overlap Dirac operator at both zero and nonzero baryon density. Krylov-Ritz methods approximate the sign function using a projection on a Krylov subspace. To achieve a high accuracy this subspace must be taken quite large, which makes the method too costly. The new idea is to make a further projection on an even smaller, nested Krylov subspace. If additionally an intermediate preconditioning step is applied, this projection can be performed without affecting the accuracy of the approximation, and a substantial gain in efficiency is achieved for both Hermitian and non-Hermitian matrices. The numerical efficiency of the method is demonstrated on lattice configurations of sizes ranging from 4^4 to 10^4, and the new results are compared with those obtained with rational approximation methods.

  4. Energy efficiency choice in the purchase of residential appliances

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    Ruderman, H.; Levine, M.D.; McMahon, J.E.

    1984-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper provides a quantitative analysis of the behavior of the market for the purchase of energy efficiency in residential appliances and heating and cooling equipment. We examine the historical efficiency choices over the period 1972 to 1980 for eight consumer products: gas central space heaters, oil central space heaters, room air conditioners, central air conditioners, electric water heaters, gas water heaters, refrigerators, and freezers. We characterize the behavior of the market for these products by an aggregate market discount rate. Except for air conditioners, the observed discount rates are much higher than real interest rates or the discount rates commonly used in life-cycle cost analysis of consumer choice. They appear to be relatively constant, even though fuel prices escalated rapidly over the time period. We conclude from these results that the market for energy efficiency is not performing well. Several explanations of the under investment in efficiency are proposed: (1) lack of information about the costs and benefits of energy efficiency; (2) prevalence of third party purchasers; (3) unavailability of highly efficient equipment without other features; (4) long manufacturing lead times; and (5) other marketing strategies.

  5. Multimodal nested sampling: an efficient and robust alternative to MCMC methods for astronomical data analysis

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    Farhan Feroz; M. P. Hobson

    2007-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

    In performing a Bayesian analysis of astronomical data, two difficult problems often emerge. First, in estimating the parameters of some model for the data, the resulting posterior distribution may be multimodal or exhibit pronounced (curving) degeneracies, which can cause problems for traditional MCMC sampling methods. Second, in selecting between a set of competing models, calculation of the Bayesian evidence for each model is computationally expensive. The nested sampling method introduced by Skilling (2004), has greatly reduced the computational expense of calculating evidences and also produces posterior inferences as a by-product. This method has been applied successfully in cosmological applications by Mukherjee et al. (2006), but their implementation was efficient only for unimodal distributions without pronounced degeneracies. Shaw et al. (2007), recently introduced a clustered nested sampling method which is significantly more efficient in sampling from multimodal posteriors and also determines the expectation and variance of the final evidence from a single run of the algorithm, hence providing a further increase in efficiency. In this paper, we build on the work of Shaw et al. and present three new methods for sampling and evidence evaluation from distributions that may contain multiple modes and significant degeneracies; we also present an even more efficient technique for estimating the uncertainty on the evaluated evidence. These methods lead to a further substantial improvement in sampling efficiency and robustness, and are applied to toy problems to demonstrate the accuracy and economy of the evidence calculation and parameter estimation. Finally, we discuss the use of these methods in performing Bayesian object detection in astronomical datasets.

  6. On the choice of parameters in solar structure inversion

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    M. C. Rabello-Soares; Sarbani Basu; J. Christensen-Dalsgaard

    1999-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The observed solar p-mode frequencies provide a powerful diagnostic of the internal structure of the Sun and permit us to test in considerable detail the physics used in the theory of stellar structure. Amongst the most commonly used techniques for inverting such helioseismic data are two implementations of the optimally localized averages (OLA) method, namely the Subtractive Optimally Localized Averages (SOLA) and Multiplicative Optimally Localized Averages (MOLA). Both are controlled by a number of parameters, the proper choice of which is very important for a reliable inference of the solar internal structure. Here we make a detailed analysis of the influence of each parameter on the solution and indicate how to arrive at an optimal set of parameters for a given data set.

  7. Mutated hilltop inflation: a natural choice for early universe

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    Pal, Barun Kumar; Pal, Supratik; Basu, B., E-mail: barunp1985@rediffmail.com, E-mail: supratik@isical.ac.in, E-mail: banasri@isical.ac.in [Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 203 B.T.Road, Kolkata 700 108 (India)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a model of inflation with a suitable potential for a single scalar field which falls in the wide class of hilltop inflation. We derive the analytical expressions for most of the physical quantities related to inflation and show that all of them represent the true behavior as required from a model of inflation. We further subject the results to observational verification by formulating the theory of perturbations based on our model followed by an estimation for the values of those observable parameters. Our model is found to be in excellent agreement with observational data. Thus, the features related to the model leads us to infer that this type of hilltop inflation may be a natural choice for explaining the early universe.

  8. Mutated Hilltop Inflation : A Natural Choice for Early Universe

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    Barun Kumar Pal; Supratik Pal; B. Basu

    2010-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a model of inflation with a suitable potential for a single scalar field which falls in the wide class of hilltop inflation. We derive the analytical expressions for most of the physical quantities related to inflation and show that all of them represent the true behavior as required from a model of inflation. We further subject the results to observational verification by formulating the theory of perturbations based on our model followed by an estimation for the values of those observable parameters. Our model is found to be in excellent agreement with observational data. Thus, the features related to the model leads us to infer that this type of hilltop inflation may be a natural choice for explaining the early universe.

  9. Experimental entanglement-assisted quantum delayed-choice experiment

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    Tao Xin; Hang Li; Bi-Xue Wang; Gui-Lu Long

    2014-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The puzzling properties of quantum mechanics, wave-particle duality, entanglement and superposition, were dissected experimentally at past decades. However, hidden-variable (HV) models, based on three classical assumptions of wave-particle objectivity, determinism and independence, strive to explain or even defeat them. The development of quantum technologies enabled us to test experimentally the predictions of quantum mechanics and HV theories. Here, we report an experimental demonstration of an entanglement-assisted quantum delayed-choice scheme using a liquid nuclear magnetic resonance quantum information processor. This scheme we realized is based on the recently proposed scheme [Nat. Comms. 5:4997(2014)], which gave different results for quantum mechanics and HV theories. In our experiments, the intensities and the visibilities of the interference are in consistent the theoretical prediction of quantum mechanics. The results imply that a contradiction is appearing when all three assumptions of HV models are combined, though any two of the above assumptions are compatible with it.

  10. UNFCCC-Consolidated baseline and monitoring methodology for landfill...

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    baseline and monitoring methodology for landfill gas project activities Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: UNFCCC-Consolidated baseline and monitoring...

  11. Methodology for Assesment of Urban Water Planning Objectives

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    Meier, W. L.; Thornton, B. M.

    TR-51 1973 Methodology for Assessment of Urban Water Planning Objectives W.L. Meier B.M. Thornton Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A&M University ...

  12. Energy Efficiency Standards for Refrigerators in Brazil: A Methodology...

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    for Impact Evaluation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy Efficiency Standards for Refrigerators in Brazil: A Methodology for Impact Evaluation Focus...

  13. Methodology for Estimating Reductions of GHG Emissions from Mosaic...

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    Methodology for Estimating Reductions of GHG Emissions from Mosaic Deforestation AgencyCompany Organization: World Bank Sector: Land Focus Area: Forestry Topics: Co-benefits...

  14. National Academies Criticality Methodology and Assessment Video (Text Version)

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    This is a text version of the "National Academies Criticality Methodology and Assessment" video presented at the Critical Materials Workshop, held on April 3, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia.

  15. Survey of Transmission Cost Allocation Methodologies for Regional Transmission Organizations

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    Fink, S.; Porter, K.; Mudd, C.; Rogers, J.

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The report presents transmission cost allocation methodologies for reliability transmission projects, generation interconnection, and economic transmission projects for all Regional Transmission Organizations.

  16. assessment committee methodology: Topics by E-print Network

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    Shinozuka, Masanobu 49 The Future of Natural Gas Supplementary Paper SP2.1 Natural Gas Resource Assessment Methodologies CiteSeer Summary: Techniques for estimation of...

  17. Methodology for Carbon Accounting of Grouped Mosaic and Landscape...

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    Grouped Mosaic and Landscape-scale REDD Projects Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Methodology for Carbon Accounting of Grouped Mosaic and Landscape-scale...

  18. New Methodologies for Analysis of Premixed Charge Compression...

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    New Methodologies for Analysis of Premixed Charge Compression Ignition Engines Salvador M. Aceves, Daniel L. Flowers, J. Ray Smith, Lee Davisson, Francisco Espinosa-Loza, Tim Ross,...

  19. A nested grid model of the Oregon Coastal Transition Zone: Simulations and comparisons with observations during the 2001

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    Kurapov, Alexander

    A nested grid model of the Oregon Coastal Transition Zone: Simulations and comparisons several hundred kilometers offshore where shelf flows interact with the northern California Current is realistic representation of coastal jet separation and eddy formation offshore of Cape Blanco. Three

  20. Wilson Bull., 11l(l), 1999, pp. 100-104 EFFECTS OF WIND TURBINES ON UPLAND NESTING BIRDS IN

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    Wilson Bull., 11l(l), 1999, pp. 100-104 EFFECTS OF WIND TURBINES ON UPLAND NESTING BIRDS in southwestern Minnesota to determine the relative influence of wind turbines on overall densities of upland transects that were placed along wind turbine strings within three CRP fields and in three CRP fields

  1. A Nested Game-Based Optimization Framework for Electricity Retailers in the Smart Grid with Residential Users and PEVs

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    Pedram, Massoud

    A Nested Game-Based Optimization Framework for Electricity Retailers in the Smart Grid California Los Angeles, CA USA {yli760, yanzhiwa, shahin, pedram}@usc.edu Abstract--In the smart grid, real to the smart grid with distributed control mechanism in order to reduce the amount of communication overhead

  2. HumanWildlife Conflicts 3(1):93102, Spring 2009 Deterring cliff-swallow nesting on high-

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    that breed in colonies and frequently nest on highway structures. Protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The U.S. Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA; 16 U.S.C. 703-712; Ch. 128; July 13, 1918; 40 Stat. 755

  3. RAMS (Risk Analysis - Modular System) methodology

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    Stenner, R.D.; Strenge, D.L.; Buck, J.W. [and others

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Risk Analysis - Modular System (RAMS) was developed to serve as a broad scope risk analysis tool for the Risk Assessment of the Hanford Mission (RAHM) studies. The RAHM element provides risk analysis support for Hanford Strategic Analysis and Mission Planning activities. The RAHM also provides risk analysis support for the Hanford 10-Year Plan development activities. The RAMS tool draws from a collection of specifically designed databases and modular risk analysis methodologies and models. RAMS is a flexible modular system that can be focused on targeted risk analysis needs. It is specifically designed to address risks associated with overall strategy, technical alternative, and `what if` questions regarding the Hanford cleanup mission. RAMS is set up to address both near-term and long-term risk issues. Consistency is very important for any comparative risk analysis, and RAMS is designed to efficiently and consistently compare risks and produce risk reduction estimates. There is a wide range of output information that can be generated by RAMS. These outputs can be detailed by individual contaminants, waste forms, transport pathways, exposure scenarios, individuals, populations, etc. However, they can also be in rolled-up form to support high-level strategy decisions.

  4. Design Methodology for Unmannded Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Team Coordination

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    Cummings, Mary "Missy"

    1 Design Methodology for Unmannded Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Team Coordination F.B. da Silva S.D. Scott-mail: halab@mit.edu #12;2 Design Methodology for Unmannded Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Team Coordination by F.B. da Silva, S.D. Scott, and M.L. Cummings Executive Summary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems, despite

  5. ORNL/TM-2008/105 Cost Methodology for Biomass

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    Pennycook, Steve

    ORNL/TM-2008/105 Cost Methodology for Biomass Feedstocks: Herbaceous Crops and Agricultural Resource and Engineering Systems Environmental Sciences Division COST METHODOLOGY FOR BIOMASS FEESTOCKS ....................................................................................................... 3 2.1.1 Integrated Biomass Supply Analysis and Logistics Model (IBSAL).......................... 6 2

  6. A Methodology for the Derivation of Parallel Programs

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    Goodman, Joy

    A Methodology for the Derivation of Parallel Programs Joy Goodman Department of Computer Science, University of Glasgow Abstract. I am currently developing a methodology for deriving paral­ lel programs from equational reasoning, a more efficient parallel program in a variety of languages and styles can be derived

  7. A New Methodology for Aircraft HVDC Power Systems design

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A New Methodology for Aircraft HVDC Power Systems design D. Hernández, M. Sautreuil, N. Retière, D-mail: olivier.sename@gipsa-lab.inpg.fr Abstract ­ A new methodology for aircraft HVDC power systems design

  8. Frontier efficiency methodologies to measure performance in the insurance industry

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    Ulm, Universität

    Frontier efficiency methodologies to measure performance in the insurance industry: Overview¨ur Mathematik und Wirtschaftswissenschaften UNIVERSIT¨AT ULM #12;Frontier efficiency methodologies to measure The purpose of this article is to provide an overview on frontier efficiency measurement in the insurance

  9. A Case Study applying Process and Project Alignment Methodology

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    da Silva, Alberto Rodrigues

    A Case Study applying Process and Project Alignment Methodology Paula Ventura Martins1 & Alberto process and (2) analyze projects, starting an SPI effort. In order to evaluate ProPAM, a study case Martins A Case Study Applying & Alberto Rodrigues da Silva Process and Project Alignment Methodology 64

  10. Web Based Simulations for Virtual Scientific Experiment: Methodology and Tools

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    . These are the keywords. Web based simulation, Virtual Scientific Experiment, e-learning 1. INTRODUCTION Until now Technology for Enhanced Learning 1 #12;Web Based Simulations for Virtual Scientific Experiment: MethodologyWeb Based Simulations for Virtual Scientific Experiment: Methodology and Tools Giovannina Albano

  11. PDF Approach Hybrid Methodology Validation DEVELOPMENT OF A HYBRID

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    PDF Approach Hybrid Methodology Validation DEVELOPMENT OF A HYBRID EULERIAN-LAGRANGIAN METHOD CNRS / INPT / UPS PhD Defense X. PIALAT Hybrid Eulerian-Lagrangian Method (HELM) #12;PDF Approach Hybrid Methodology Validation Introduction Gas-Particle Flows Applications pollutant dispersion

  12. Methodology for Scaling Fusion Power Plant Availability

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    Lester M. Waganer

    2011-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Normally in the U.S. fusion power plant conceptual design studies, the development of the plant availability and the plant capital and operating costs makes the implicit assumption that the plant is a 10th of a kind fusion power plant. This is in keeping with the DOE guidelines published in the 1970s, the PNL report1, "Fusion Reactor Design Studies - Standard Accounts for Cost Estimates. This assumption specifically defines the level of the industry and technology maturity and eliminates the need to define the necessary research and development efforts and costs to construct a one of a kind or the first of a kind power plant. It also assumes all the "teething" problems have been solved and the plant can operate in the manner intended. The plant availability analysis assumes all maintenance actions have been refined and optimized by the operation of the prior nine or so plants. The actions are defined to be as quick and efficient as possible. This study will present a methodology to enable estimation of the availability of the one of a kind (one OAK) plant or first of a kind (1st OAK) plant. To clarify, one of the OAK facilities might be the pilot plant or the demo plant that is prototypical of the next generation power plant, but it is not a full-scale fusion power plant with all fully validated "mature" subsystems. The first OAK facility is truly the first commercial plant of a common design that represents the next generation plant design. However, its subsystems, maintenance equipment and procedures will continue to be refined to achieve the goals for the 10th OAK power plant.

  13. The JLO Character for The Noncommutative Space of Connections of Aastrup-Grimstrup-Nest

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    Alan Lai

    2010-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

    In attempts to combine non-commutative geometry and quantum gravity, Aastrup-Grimstrup-Nest construct a semi-finite spectral triple, modeling the space of G-connections for G=U(1) or SU(2). AGN show that the interaction between the algebra of holonomy loops and the Dirac-type operator D reproduces the Poisson structure of General Relativity in Ashtekar's loop variables. This article generalizes AGN's construction to any connected compact Lie group G. A construction of AGN's semi-finite spectral triple in terms of an inductive limit of spectral triples is formulated. The refined construction permits the semi-finite spectral triple to be even when G is even dimensional. The Dirac-type operator D in AGN's semi-finite spectral triple is a weighted sum of a basic Dirac operator on G. The weight assignment is a diverging sequence that governs the "volume" associated to each copy of G. The JLO cocycle of AGN's triple is examined in terms of the weight assignment. An explicit condition on the weight assignment perturbations is given, so that the associated JLO class remains invariant. Such a condition leads to a functoriality property of AGN's construction.

  14. A nested sequence of projectors (2): Multiparameter multistate statistical models, Hamiltonians, S-matrices

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    B. Abdesselam; A. Chakrabarti

    2006-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Our starting point is a class of braid matrices, presented in a previous paper, constructed on a basis of a nested sequence of projectors. Statistical models associated to such $N^2\\times N^2$ matrices for odd $N$ are studied here. Presence of $\\frac 12(N+3)(N-1)$ free parameters is the crucial feature of our models, setting them apart from other well-known ones. There are $N$ possible states at each site. The trace of the transfer matrix is shown to depend on $\\frac 12(N-1)$ parameters. For order $r$, $N$ eigenvalues consitute the trace and the remaining $(N^r-N)$ eigenvalues involving the full range of parameters come in zero-sum multiplets formed by the $r$-th roots of unity, or lower dimensional multiplets corresponding to factors of the order $r$ when $r$ is not a prime number. The modulus of any eigenvalue is of the form $e^{\\mu\\theta}$, where $\\mu$ is a linear combination of the free parameters, $\\theta$ being the spectral parameter. For $r$ a prime number an amusing relation of the number of multiplets with a theorem of Fermat is pointed out. Chain Hamiltonians and potentials corresponding to factorizable $S$-matrices are constructed starting from our braid matrices. Perspectives are discussed.

  15. Market Share Elasticities for Fuel and Technology Choice in Home Heating and Cooling

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    Wood, D.J.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    energy consumption. EPRI translates these projections into3 Technology Choices in EPRI's Model of Space Heating andPower Research Institute (EPRI) [1984]: "Household Appliance

  16. Advanced nuclear fuel cycles - Main challenges and strategic choices

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    Le Biez, V. [Corps des Mines, 35 bis rue Saint-Sabin, F-75011 Paris (France); Machiels, A.; Sowder, A. [Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. 3420, Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 (United States)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A graphical conceptual model of the uranium fuel cycles has been developed to capture the present, anticipated, and potential (future) nuclear fuel cycle elements. The once-through cycle and plutonium recycle in fast reactors represent two basic approaches that bound classical options for nuclear fuel cycles. Chief among these other options are mono-recycling of plutonium in thermal reactors and recycling of minor actinides in fast reactors. Mono-recycling of plutonium in thermal reactors offers modest savings in natural uranium, provides an alternative approach for present-day interim management of used fuel, and offers a potential bridging technology to development and deployment of future fuel cycles. In addition to breeder reactors' obvious fuel sustainability advantages, recycling of minor actinides in fast reactors offers an attractive concept for long-term management of the wastes, but its ultimate value is uncertain in view of the added complexity in doing so,. Ultimately, there are no simple choices for nuclear fuel cycle options, as the selection of a fuel cycle option must reflect strategic criteria and priorities that vary with national policy and market perspectives. For example, fuel cycle decision-making driven primarily by national strategic interests will likely favor energy security or proliferation resistance issues, whereas decisions driven primarily by commercial or market influences will focus on economic competitiveness.

  17. Modeling Individual Choices for Sustainable Mobility: Understanding the Role of the Environment

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    Bustamante, Fabián E.

    Modeling Individual Choices for Sustainable Mobility: Understanding the Role of the Environment to assessing the role of the environment in individual decisions for sustainable mobility. Many studies related with sustainable mobility have attempted to incorporate the role of environment in individual choices through

  18. Motivation Influences Choice in the Exploration/ Exploitation Dilemma: Regulatory Fit Effects in a Gambling Task

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    Maddox, W. Todd

    , D.A., Maddox, W.T., & Markman, A.B. (in press). Regulatory Fit Effects in a choice task. PsychonomicMotivation Influences Choice in the Exploration/ Exploitation Dilemma: Regulatory Fit Effects appealing options. In category learning, a regulatory fit has been shown to increase exploration

  19. Planning for death? An ethnographic study of choice and English end-of-life care

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    Borgstrom, Erica

    2014-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Planning for Death? An ethnographic study of choice and English end-of-life care Erica Lynn Seruset Borgstrom (Erica Borgstrom) Kings College Department of Public Health and Primary Care University of Cambridge... 9 List of Images 1. Word cloud of end-of-life care choice10 2. Map of County.46 3. Timeline of Research..48 4. Albert...

  20. An air itinerary choice model based on a mixed RP/SP dataset

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    Bierlaire, Michel

    An air itinerary choice model based on a mixed RP/SP dataset Bilge Atasoy Michel Bierlaire April/SP dataset. The aim of the combination of the two datasets is to exploit the variability of the SP data is modeled as a latent class. In this study we develop an itinerary choice model based on a real dataset

  1. Journal of Transportation Engineering Modelling Automobile Driver's Toll-Lane Choice Behaviour at a Toll Plaza

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    Kundu, Debasis

    Journal of Transportation Engineering Modelling Automobile Driver's Toll-Lane Choice Behaviour at a Toll Plaza --Manuscript Draft-- Manuscript Number: TEENG-1181R3 Full Title: Modelling Automobile Driver to develop a random utility based discrete multinomial choice model for the behaviour of automobile drivers

  2. Making Sustainable Energy Choices: Insights on the Energy/Water/Land Nexus

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    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This periodic publication summarizes insights from the body of NREL analysis work. In this issue of Analysis Insights, we examine the implications of our energy choices on water, land use, climate, developmental goals, and other factors. Collectively, NREL's work helps policymakers and investors understand and evaluate energy choices within the complex web of connections, or nexus, between energy, water, and land.

  3. VALUING PUBLIC PREFERENCES FOR OFFSHORE WIND POWER: A CHOICE EXPERIMENT APPROACH

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    VALUING PUBLIC PREFERENCES FOR OFFSHORE WIND POWER: A CHOICE EXPERIMENT APPROACH by Andrew D. Krueger All Rights Reserved #12;ii VALUING PUBLIC PREFERENCES FOR OFFSHORE WIND POWER: A CHOICE EXPERIMENT thank you for your perspective on offshore renewable energy regulation. As committee members, your

  4. Synthesis and Comparison of Baseline Avian and Bat Use, Raptor Nesting and Mortality Information from Proposed and Existing Wind Developments: Final Report.

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    Erickson, Wallace P.

    2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Primarily due to concerns generated from observed raptor mortality at the Altamont Pass (CA) wind plant, one of the first commercial electricity generating wind plants in the U.S., new proposed wind projects both within and outside of California have received a great deal of scrutiny and environmental review. A large amount of baseline and operational monitoring data have been collected at proposed and existing U.S. wind plants. The primary use of the avian baseline data collected at wind developments has been to estimate the overall project impacts (e.g., very low, low, moderate, and high relative mortality) on birds, especially raptors and sensitive species (e.g., state and federally listed species). In a few cases, these data have also been used for guiding placement of turbines within a project boundary. This new information has strengthened our ability to accurately predict and mitigate impacts from new projects. This report should assist various stakeholders in the interpretation and use of this large information source in evaluating new projects. This report also suggests that the level of baseline data (e.g., avian use data) required to adequately assess expected impacts of some projects may be reduced. This report provides an evaluation of the ability to predict direct impacts on avian resources (primarily raptors and waterfowl/waterbirds) using less than an entire year of baseline avian use data (one season, two seasons, etc.). This evaluation is important because pre-construction wildlife surveys can be one of the most time-consuming aspects of permitting wind power projects. For baseline data, this study focuses primarily on standardized avian use data usually collected using point count survey methodology and raptor nest survey data. In addition to avian use and raptor nest survey data, other baseline data is usually collected at a proposed project to further quantify potential impacts. These surveys often include vegetation mapping and state or federal sensitive-status wildlife and plant surveys if there is a likelihood of these species occurring in the vicinity of the project area. This report does not address these types of surveys, however, it is assumed in this document that those surveys are conducted when appropriate to help further quantify potential impacts. The amount and extent of ecological baseline data to collect at a wind project should be determined on a case-by-case basis. The decision should use information gained from this report, recent information from new projects (e.g., Stateline OR/WA), existing project site data from agencies and other knowledgeable groups/individuals, public scoping, and results of vegetation and habitat mapping. Other factors that should also be considered include the likelihood of the presence of sensitive species at the site and expected impacts to those species, project size and project layout.

  5. Spent fuel management fee methodology and computer code user's manual.

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    Engel, R.L.; White, M.K.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The methodology and computer model described here were developed to analyze the cash flows for the federal government taking title to and managing spent nuclear fuel. The methodology has been used by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to estimate the spent fuel disposal fee that will provide full cost recovery. Although the methodology was designed to analyze interim storage followed by spent fuel disposal, it could be used to calculate a fee for reprocessing spent fuel and disposing of the waste. The methodology consists of two phases. The first phase estimates government expenditures for spent fuel management. The second phase determines the fees that will result in revenues such that the government attains full cost recovery assuming various revenue collection philosophies. These two phases are discussed in detail in subsequent sections of this report. Each of the two phases constitute a computer module, called SPADE (SPent fuel Analysis and Disposal Economics) and FEAN (FEe ANalysis), respectively.

  6. A Quasi-Dynamic HVAC and Building Simulation Methodology

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    Davis, Clinton Paul

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    to their design and simulated in a computationally efficient manner. The methodology represents a system as interconnected, object-oriented sub-models known as components. Fluids and their local properties are modeled using discrete, incompressible objects known...

  7. A Methodology to Measure Retrofit Energy Savings in Commercial Buildings

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    Kissock, John Kelly

    2008-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    . This dissertation develops a methodology to measure retrofit energy savings and the uncertainty of the savings in commercial buildings. The functional forms of empirical models of cooling and heating energy use in commercial buildings are derived from an engineering...

  8. Average System Cost Methodology : Administrator's Record of Decision.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1984-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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)

  9. AIAA 2001-1535 A SYMBOLIC METHODOLOGY FOR THE

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    Patil, Mayuresh

    , wind turbines, etc. Over the last decade the advent of composites and the pursuit to build lighter is applied to a Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbine. The pa- per presents a new methodology for modeling

  10. A methodology to assess cost implications of automotive customization

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    Fournier, Latitia

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis focuses on determining the cost of customization for different components or groups of components of a car. It offers a methodology to estimate the manufacturing cost of a complex system such as a car. This ...

  11. Architectural Approaches, Concepts and Methodologies of Service Oriented Architecture

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    Moeller, Ralf

    Architectural Approaches, Concepts and Methodologies of Service Oriented Architecture Master Thesis. Introduction to Service Oriented Architecture........................................... 2.1 Evolution Middleware (MOM)........................................... 2.5 Definition of Service Oriented Architecture

  12. Good Experimental Methodologies and Simulation in Autonomous Mobile Robotics

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    Amigoni, Francesco

    Good Experimental Methodologies and Simulation in Autonomous Mobile Robotics Francesco Amigoni and Viola Schiaffonati Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Laboratory, Dipartimento di Elettronica e to characterize analytically, as it is often the case in autonomous mobile robotics. Although their importance

  13. Reservoir characterization using experimental design and response surface methodology

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    Parikh, Harshal

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This research combines a statistical tool called experimental design/response surface methodology with reservoir modeling and flow simulation for the purpose of reservoir characterization. Very often, it requires large number of reservoir simulation...

  14. Hanford Site baseline risk assessment methodology. Revision 2

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    Not Available

    1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This methodology has been developed to prepare human health and environmental evaluations of risk as part of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act remedial investigations (RIs) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act facility investigations (FIs) performed at the Hanford Site pursuant to the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order referred to as the Tri-Party Agreement. Development of the methodology has been undertaken so that Hanford Site risk assessments are consistent with current regulations and guidance, while providing direction on flexible, ambiguous, or undefined aspects of the guidance. The methodology identifies Site-specific risk assessment considerations and integrates them with approaches for evaluating human and environmental risk that can be factored into the risk assessment program supporting the Hanford Site cleanup mission. Consequently, the methodology will enhance the preparation and review of individual risk assessments at the Hanford Site.

  15. DOE 2009 Geothermal Risk Analysis: Methodology and Results (Presentation)

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    Young, K. R.; Augustine, C.; Anderson, A.

    2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation summarizes the methodology and results for a probabilistic risk analysis of research, development, and demonstration work-primarily for enhanced geothermal systems (EGS)-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Program.

  16. Software Interoperability Tools: Standardized Capability-Profiling Methodology ISO16100

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    Software Interoperability Tools: Standardized Capability-Profiling Methodology ISO16100 Michiko, qwang@seu.ac.jp Abstract. The ISO 16100 series has been developed for Manufacturing software for developing general software applications including enterprise applications. In this paper, ISO 16100

  17. Transmission Cost Allocation Methodologies for Regional Transmission Organizations

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    Fink, S.; Rogers, J.; Porter, K.

    2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes transmission cost allocation methodologies for transmission projects developed to maintain or enhance reliability, to interconnect new generators, or to access new resources and enhance competitive bulk power markets, otherwise known as economic transmission projects.

  18. Hydrogen Goal-Setting Methodologies Report to Congress

    Fuel Cell Technologies Publication and Product Library (EERE)

    DOE's Hydrogen Goal-Setting Methodologies Report to Congress summarizes the processes used to set Hydrogen Program goals and milestones. Published in August 2006, it fulfills the requirement under se

  19. Protein MAS NMR methodology and structural analysis of protein assemblies

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    Bayro, Marvin J

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Methodological developments and applications of solid-state magic-angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS NMR) spectroscopy, with particular emphasis on the analysis of protein structure, are described in this thesis. ...

  20. Towards a Pan-European property index : methodological opportunities

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    Helfer, Friederike, 1976-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study examines the methodological opportunities of index construction for the Pan-European property index, whose release is planned by the company Investment Property Databank (IPD). To address the question of temporal ...

  1. Proposed Methodology for LEED Baseline Refrigeration Modeling (Presentation)

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    Deru, M.

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This PowerPoint presentation summarizes a proposed methodology for LEED baseline refrigeration modeling. The presentation discusses why refrigeration modeling is important, the inputs of energy models, resources, reference building model cases, baseline model highlights, example savings calculations and results.

  2. Combining Modeling Methodologies for Improved Understanding of Smart Material Characteristics

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    Lindner, Douglas K.

    Combining Modeling Methodologies for Improved Understanding of Smart Material Characteristics Material Systems and Structures February 2, 1998 ABSTRACT Smart materials are complex materials performance capabilities but the synergistic response of the smart material and companion structure. Behavior

  3. A Methodology for Automated Verification of Rosetta Specification Transformations

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    Lohoefener, Jennifer Lee

    2011-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

    particular semantic vocabulary and modeling style. The following dissertation proposes a framework, semantics and methodology for automated verification of safety preservation over specification transformations between domains. Utilizing the ideas of lattice...

  4. Economic Methodology for South Texas Irrigation Projects - RGIDECON

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    Ellis, John R.; Robinson, John R.C.; Sturdivant, Allen W.; Lacewell, Ronald D.; Rister, M. Edward

    Methodology October 31, 2002 page 10 of 28 free component for time preference, a risk premium, and an inflation premium3 (Rister et al. 1999). The relationship between these three components is considered multiplicative (Leatham; Hamilton), i.e., the overall...TR-203 October 2002 Economic Methodology for South Texas Irrigation Projects RGIDECON M. Edward Rister Ronald D. Lacewell John R. C. Robinson John R. Ellis Allen W. Sturdivant Department of Agricultural Economics Texas Agricultural Experiment...

  5. A methodological approach to the complexity measurement of software designs

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    Williams, Clay Edwin

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH TO THE COMPLEXITY MEASUREMENT OF SOFTWARE DESIGNS A Thesis by CLAY EDWIN WILLIAMS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas AkM University in partial fulffilment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1990 Major Subject: Computer Science A METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH TO THE COMPLEXITY MEASUREMENT OF SOFTWARE DESIGNS A Thesis by CLAY EDWIN WILLIAMS Approved as to style and content by: Willi m M. L' (Co-Chair of C ittee...

  6. Economic and Financial Methodology for South Texas Irrigation Projects RGIDECON

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    Rister, M. Edward; Rogers, Callie S.; Lacewell, Ronald; Robinson, John; Ellis, John; Sturdivant, Allen

    agencies; Debbie Helstrom, Jeff Walker, and Nick Palacios. These engineers with the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) have provided valuable feedback on the methodology and data as well as insights on accommodating the requirements... and Financial Methodology August 2009 page 18 of 29 Helstrom, Debbie. Project Engineer, Texas Water Development Board, Austin, TX. Personal communications, Spring - Summer 2002. Infoplease.com. "Conversion Factors." ? 2002 Family Education Network. http...

  7. A methodology of mathematical models with an application

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    Wood, Richard Brian

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A METHODOLOGY OF MATHEMATICAL MODELS WITH AN APPLICATION A Thesis by RICHARD BRIAN WOOD Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1972... Major Subject: Mathematics A METHODOLOGY OF MATHEMATICAL MODELS WITH AN APPLICATION A Thesis by RICHARD BRIAN WOOD Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) (Head of Department) (Member) (Member) December 1972 ABSTRACT A...

  8. Nesting success of the great-tailed grackle (Cassidix mexicanus prosopidicola) in relation to certain density dependent and density independent factors

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    Gotie, Robert Francis

    1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and survival were discussed in relation to the "Darling effect. " Although synchronization of breeding was observed in colonies which achieved greater fecundity during 1971 and 1972, the combined data reflected a greater relationship between availability... and nesting success was first investigated by Darling (1938). He suggested that colonial nesting birds such as the herring gull (L* ~t)a d d tg f " rl rr 1tt This stimulation increased with colony size to a point of causing closer synchronization...

  9. E-Print Network 3.0 - association dataset methodological Sample...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    dataset methodological Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: association dataset methodological Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 IOWA STATE...

  10. Clean Development Mechanism agricultural methodologies could help California to achieve AB 32 goals

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    Dinar, Ariel; Larson, Donald F; Frisbie, J. Aapris

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    agricultural methodologies could help California to achieveIts methodologies can help inform the implementation ofproject meth- odologies could help California realize its

  11. Corpuscular event-by-event simulation of quantum optics experiments: application to a quantum-controlled delayed-choice experiment

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    -controlled delayed-choice experiment This article has been downloaded from IOPscience. Please scroll down to see-by-event simulation of quantum optics experiments: application to a quantum-controlled delayed-choice experiment Hans­Zehnder interferometer, Wheeler's delayed choice, photon tunneling, quantum eraser, two-beam interference, Einstein

  12. Source choice in agricultural news coverage: impacts of reporter specialization and newspaper location, ownership, and circulation

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    White, Judith McIntosh

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This study examined coverage of the December 2003 bovine spongiform encephalopathy event to discover reporters sources for breaking agricultural news, the impact of reporter specialization on source choices, and the impact of newspaper differences...

  13. Impact of modern logistics on industrial location choice and property markets

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    Li, Yu, 1976-

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The debate on the impact of modern logistics on industrial location choice and property markets focuses on (1) whether modern inventory control and supply- chain configuration consolidate manufacturing and distribution ...

  14. Freight mode choice : air transport versus ocean transport in the 1990's

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    Lewis, Dale B.

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Value density is often considered when considering the choice whether to ship cargo by air or by water. However, although cargo value is directly linked to the overall cost of shipment, it is the deciding factor in mode ...

  15. Hysteresis and urban rail : the effects of past urban rail on current residential and travel choices

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    Block-Schachter, David

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cities are endowed with and accumulate assets based on their unique histories, which in turn define the choice set of the present. These assets range from the natural-sheltered ports, fertile land--to the constructed--concrete ...

  16. Essays on Choice and Demand Analysis of Organic and Conventional Milk in the United States

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    Alviola IV, Pedro A.

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation has four interrelated studies, namely (1) the characterization of milk purchase choices which included the purchase of organic milk, both organic and conventional milk and conventional milk only; (2) the estimation of a single...

  17. A Network Economic Model of a Service-Oriented Internet with Choices and Quality Competition

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    Nagurney, Anna

    of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Sara Saberi PhD candidate Department of Operations & Information., and Saberi, S. (2013). A Network Economic Game Theory Model of a Service-Oriented Internet with Choices

  18. Negotiating the neighborhood : modeling the relationship between built environment and transit choice

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    Chheda, Rinal (Rinal Komal)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis examines the relationship between land use and built environment variables and peoples' mode choice for home-based work trips. Many studies recommend that factors like densification, mixed land use, optimal ...

  19. E-Print Network 3.0 - adult mate choice Sample Search Results

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    B (2005) 272, 4752 doi:10.1098rspb.2004.2932 Summary: the main deter- minants of mating success under female choice, whereas adult conditions determined body... correction. (b)...

  20. Paying Too Much for Energy? The True Costs of Our Energy Choices

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    Looney, Adam

    Energy consumption is critical to economic growth and quality of life. America's energy system, however, is malfunctioning. The status quo is characterized by a tilted playing field, where energy choices are based on the ...

  1. E-Print Network 3.0 - attraction influences mate-choice Sample...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    results for: attraction influences mate-choice Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Behavioral Ecology doi:10.1093behecoarp154 Summary: Behavioral Ecology doi:10.1093behecoarp154 Forum...

  2. Chapter 4. Multiple Choice Concept Tests: The Force Concept Inventory (FCI)

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    Maryland at College Park, University of

    102 Chapter 4. Multiple Choice Concept Tests: The Force Concept Inventory (FCI) I. CHAPTER OVERVIEW Inventory (FCI).6 Because the questions are written in plain language and easily understood by non

  3. Parental responses of hispid cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus) to intrusion by red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) into simulated nests

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    Ferris, Kathleen Patricia

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    postedp' A t (S~lo sbl lets) t Sl RRdN ts. (A g a(994) Kathleen Patricia Ferris, B. S. , Armstrong State College Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. William E. Grant Mate al dpat a)bah I fMpld tt ts(SSi od ~li ld ) ee observed in simulated nests at 24, 72... Activit Levels. Fire ant activity levels are highly variable in response to temperature, humidity and season. Phillips and Cokendolpher (1988) found that fire ant foraging most often occurs between 20n and 32 C. In this study, all experiments were...

  4. Residential HVAC Data, Assumptions and Methodology for End-Use Forecasting with EPRI-REEPS 2.1

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    Johnson, F.X.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Efficiency Choice 6.3 New Home HVAC System Choice 6.4. NewJuly. EPRI. 1990. REEPS 2.0 HVAC Model Logic, prepared by1990. Review of Equipment HVAC Choice Parameters. Cambridge

  5. An Integrated Safety Assessment Methodology for Generation IV Nuclear Systems

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    Timothy J. Leahy

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Generation IV International Forum (GIF) Risk and Safety Working Group (RSWG) was created to develop an effective approach for the safety of Generation IV advanced nuclear energy systems. Early work of the RSWG focused on defining a safety philosophy founded on lessons learned from current and prior generations of nuclear technologies, and on identifying technology characteristics that may help achieve Generation IV safety goals. More recent RSWG work has focused on the definition of an integrated safety assessment methodology for evaluating the safety of Generation IV systems. The methodology, tentatively called ISAM, is an integrated toolkit consisting of analytical techniques that are available and matched to appropriate stages of Generation IV system concept development. The integrated methodology is intended to yield safety-related insights that help actively drive the evolving design throughout the technology development cycle, potentially resulting in enhanced safety, reduced costs, and shortened development time.

  6. A Methodology for the Neutronics Design of Space Nuclear Reactors

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    King, Jeffrey C.; El-Genk, Mohamed S. [Institute for Space and Nuclear Power Studies, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 (United States); Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Department, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 (United States)

    2004-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    A methodology for the neutronics design of space power reactors is presented. This methodology involves balancing the competing requirements of having sufficient excess reactivity for the desired lifetime, keeping the reactor subcritical at launch and during submersion accidents, and providing sufficient control over the lifetime of the reactor. These requirements are addressed by three reactivity values for a given reactor design: the excess reactivity at beginning of mission, the negative reactivity at shutdown, and the negative reactivity margin in submersion accidents. These reactivity values define the control worth and the safety worth in submersion accidents, used for evaluating the merit of a proposed reactor type and design. The Heat Pipe-Segmented Thermoelectric Module Converters space reactor core design is evaluated and modified based on the proposed methodology. The final reactor core design has sufficient excess reactivity for 10 years of nominal operation at 1.82 MW of fission power and is subcritical at launch and in all water submersion accidents.

  7. Expert opinion in risk analysis; The NUREG-1150 methodology

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    Hora, S.C.; Iman, R.L. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA))

    1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Risk analysis of nuclear power generation often requires the use of expert opinion to provide probabilistic inputs where other sources of information are unavailable or are not cost effective. In the Reactor Rise Reference Document (NUREG-1150), a methodology for the collection of expert opinion was developed. The resulting methodology presented by the author involves a ten-step process: selection of experts, selection of issues, preparation of issue statements, elicitation training, preparation of expert analyses by panel members, discussion of analyses, elicitation, recomposition and aggregation, and review by the panel members. These steps were implemented in a multiple meeting format that brought together experts from a variety of work places.

  8. Numerical Methodology to Evaluate Fast Reactor Sodium Combustion

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    Yamaguchi, Akira; Takata, Takashi; Okano, Yasushi [Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute (Japan)

    2001-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In the present study, a numerical methodology for sodium combustion has been developed for the safety evaluation of a liquid-metal-cooled fast reactor. The methodology includes a fast-running zone model computer program for safety evaluation, a field model program for multidimensional thermal hydraulics, and a chemical reaction analysis program based on chemical equilibrium theory. Two recently performed experiments have been analyzed using the computer programs, and the numerical results are in good agreement with the experiments. Although sodium combustion is a complex phenomenon, use of these computer programs gives better understanding of the coupled thermal hydraulics and chemical reaction.

  9. Short-term energy outlook. Volume 2. Methodology

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    Not Available

    1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This volume updates models and forecasting methodologies used and presents information on new developments since November 1981. Chapter discusses the changes in forecasting methodology for motor gasoline demand, electricity sales, coking coal, and other petroleum products. Coefficient estimates, summary statistics, and data sources for many of the short-term energy models are provided. Chapter 3 evaluates previous short-term forecasts for the macroeconomic variables, total energy, petroleum supply and demand, coal consumption, natural gas, and electricity fuel shares. Chapter 4 reviews the relationship of total US energy consumption to economic activity between 1960 and 1981.

  10. Methodology for characterizing modeling and discretization uncertainties in computational simulation

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    ALVIN,KENNETH F.; OBERKAMPF,WILLIAM L.; RUTHERFORD,BRIAN M.; DIEGERT,KATHLEEN V.

    2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research effort focuses on methodology for quantifying the effects of model uncertainty and discretization error on computational modeling and simulation. The work is directed towards developing methodologies which treat model form assumptions within an overall framework for uncertainty quantification, for the purpose of developing estimates of total prediction uncertainty. The present effort consists of work in three areas: framework development for sources of uncertainty and error in the modeling and simulation process which impact model structure; model uncertainty assessment and propagation through Bayesian inference methods; and discretization error estimation within the context of non-deterministic analysis.

  11. Testing the nested light-cone Bethe equations of the AdS_5 x S^5 superstring

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    Alexander Hentschel; Jan Plefka; Per Sundin

    2007-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform a detailed test of the quantum integrability of the AdS_5 x S^5 superstring in uniform light-cone gauge in its near plane-wave limit. For this we establish the form of the general nested light-cone Bethe equations for the quantum string from the long range psu(2,2|4) Bethe equations of Beisert and Staudacher. Moreover the scheme for translating excited string states into Bethe root excitations is given. We then confront the direct perturbative diagonalization of the light-cone string Hamiltonian in the near plane-wave limit with the energy spectrum obtained from the general nested light-cone Bethe equations in various higher rank sectors. The analysis is performed both analytically and numerically up to the level of six impurity states and subsectors of maximal rank four. We find perfect agreement in all cases lending strong support to the quantum integrability of the AdS_5 x S^5 superstring.

  12. MOUNTAIN WEATHER PREDICTION: PHENOMENOLOGICAL CHALLENGES AND FORECAST METHODOLOGY

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    Steenburgh, Jim

    MOUNTAIN WEATHER PREDICTION: PHENOMENOLOGICAL CHALLENGES AND FORECAST METHODOLOGY Michael P. Meyers of the American Meteorological Society Mountain Weather and Forecasting Monograph Draft from Friday, May 21, 2010 of weather analysis and forecasting in complex terrain with special emphasis placed on the role of humans

  13. A Polygon-based Methodology for Mining Related Spatial Datasets

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    Eick, Christoph F.

    , such as countries, and in that they can be used for the modeling of spatial events, such as air pollution. MoreoverA Polygon-based Methodology for Mining Related Spatial Datasets Sujing Wang, Chun-Sheng Chen clusters. This paper claims that polygon analysis is particularly useful for mining related, spatial

  14. Introduction Data Methodology Liquidity Hoarding in the Interbank Market

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    Wirosoetisno, Djoko

    (Armantier & Copeland, 2012) · Or transactions from only a part of the market (eMid) · Secured lendingIntroduction Data Methodology Liquidity Hoarding in the Interbank Market: Evidence from Mexican Interbank Overnight Loan and Repo Transactions Marco J. van der Leij1 Seraf´in Mart´inez-Jaramillo2 Jos

  15. Experimental methodology for computational fluid dynamics code validation

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    Aeschliman, D.P.; Oberkampf, W.L.

    1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Validation of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) codes is an essential element of the code development process. Typically, CFD code validation is accomplished through comparison of computed results to previously published experimental data that were obtained for some other purpose, unrelated to code validation. As a result, it is a near certainty that not all of the information required by the code, particularly the boundary conditions, will be available. The common approach is therefore unsatisfactory, and a different method is required. This paper describes a methodology developed specifically for experimental validation of CFD codes. The methodology requires teamwork and cooperation between code developers and experimentalists throughout the validation process, and takes advantage of certain synergisms between CFD and experiment. The methodology employs a novel uncertainty analysis technique which helps to define the experimental plan for code validation wind tunnel experiments, and to distinguish between and quantify various types of experimental error. The methodology is demonstrated with an example of surface pressure measurements over a model of varying geometrical complexity in laminar, hypersonic, near perfect gas, 3-dimensional flow.

  16. ORIGINAL PAPER Review of Methodologies for Offshore Wind Resource

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    Pryor, Sara C.

    ORIGINAL PAPER Review of Methodologies for Offshore Wind Resource Assessment in European Seas A. M offshore is generally larger than at geographically nearby onshore sites, which can offset the higher installation, operation and maintenance costs associated with offshore wind parks. Successful offshore wind

  17. PROJECT SELF-EVALUATION METHODOLOGY: THE HEALTHREATS PROJECT CASE STUDY

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    Bohanec, Marko

    PROJECT SELF-EVALUATION METHODOLOGY: THE HEALTHREATS PROJECT CASE STUDY Martin Znidarsic1 , Marko presents an approach to self-evaluation in collaborative research projects. The approach is taken from a case study of the project Healthreats, where it is used in practice. Aims and focuses of self

  18. A methodology for simultaneous modeling and control of chemical processes

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    Zeng, Tong

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Feedback Control System The Methodology IV APPLICATION TO A TEXTBOOK PROBLEM IMC Controller Structure RLS Algorithm Design Method. Linear Model Description . Simulation with Different Initial System Output Values . . . . Simulation with Different... and Initial System Output Values. Simulation with Different Disturbance Gains. . . . VI CASE STUDY: APPLICATION OF THIS FEEDBACK SYSTEM TO A TENNESSEE EASTMAN TESTBED PROBLEM, . . . Problem Description. Reactor Control and Process Identification. VII...

  19. Navigocorpus: A Database for Shipping Information A Methodological and

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    of Maritime History XXIII, 2 (2011) 241-262" #12;Jean-Pierre Dedieu, et al. the database on-line beginningNavigocorpus: A Database for Shipping Information ­ A Methodological and Technical Introduction and stored them in databases which are generally organized according to the nature of the sources used

  20. RETI Resource Valuation Methodology Cost of Generation Calculator

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    ) · Cost of equity investment in capital · Cost of financing capital · Taxes, including investmentRETI Resource Valuation Methodology Cost of Generation Calculator The Cost of Generation Calculator determines the levelized cost of generating power over the life of the resource, and is an input

  1. Sandia software guidelines: Volume 5, Tools, techniques, and methodologies

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    1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This volume is one in a series of Sandia Software Guidelines intended for use in producing quality software within Sandia National Laboratories. This volume describes software tools and methodologies available to Sandia personnel for the development of software, and outlines techniques that have proven useful within the Laboratories and elsewhere. References and evaluations by Sandia personnel are included. 6 figs.

  2. SOC Testing Methodology and Practice Cheng-Wen Wu

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    Boyer, Edmond

    SOC Testing Methodology and Practice Cheng-Wen Wu Department of Electrical Engineering National- troller chip we practice a novel SOC test integration plat- form, solving real problems in test scheduling, test IO reduc- tion, timing of functional test, scan IO sharing, embedded memory built-in self-test

  3. Numerical Optimization Methodology for the Design of Power Equipment

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    Mamishev, Alexander

    health effects from overhead power line conductors [6,7]. Even though no conclusive evidence has been of utility companies have been involved in a redesign of their overhead transmission lines to avoid potentialNumerical Optimization Methodology for the Design of Power Equipment Gaurav Tewari* My M. Hua

  4. Does help help? Introducing the Bayesian Evaluation and Assessment methodology

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    Mostow, Jack

    Does help help? Introducing the Bayesian Evaluation and Assessment methodology Joseph E. Beck1--and how--help helps students has not been a well studied problem in the ITS community. In this paper we present three approaches for evaluating the efficacy of the Reading Tutor's help: creating experimental

  5. A METHODOLOGY FOR IDENTIFICATION OF NARMAX MODELS APPLIED TO DIESEL

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    A METHODOLOGY FOR IDENTIFICATION OF NARMAX MODELS APPLIED TO DIESEL ENGINES 1 Gianluca Zito ,2 Ioan is illustrated by means of an automotive case study, namely a variable geometry turbocharged diesel engine identification procedure is illustrated. In section 3 a diesel engine system, used to test the procedure

  6. Regional issue identification and assessment: study methodology. First annual report

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    The overall assessment methodologies and models utilized for the first project under the Regional Issue Identification and Assessment (RIIA) program are described. Detailed descriptions are given of the methodologies used by lead laboratories for the quantification of the impacts of an energy scenario on one or more media (e.g., air, water, land, human and ecology), and by all laboratories to assess the regional impacts on all media. The research and assessments reflected in this document were performed by the following national laboratories: Argonne National Laboratory; Brookhaven National Laboratory; Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory; Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and Pacific Northwest Laboratory. This report contains five chapters. Chapter 1 briefly describes the overall study methodology and introduces the technical participants. Chapter 2 is a summary of the energy policy scenario selected for the RIIA I study and Chapter 3 describes how this scenario was translated into a county-level siting pattern of energy development. The fourth chapter is a detailed description of the individual methodologies used to quantify the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of the scenario while Chapter 5 describes how these impacts were translated into comprehensive regional assessments for each Federal Region.

  7. Architecture Rationalization: A Methodology for Architecture Verifiability, Traceability and Completeness

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    Han, Jun

    Architecture Rationalization: A Methodology for Architecture Verifiability, Traceability-mail: {atang, jhan}@it.swin.edu.au Abstract Architecture modeling is practiced extensively in the software of architecture designs. Deficiencies in any of these three areas in an architecture model can be costly and risky

  8. Methodology to quantify leaks in aerosol sampling system components

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    Vijayaraghavan, Vishnu Karthik

    2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    and that approach was used to measure the sealing integrity of a CAM and two kinds of filter holders. The methodology involves use of sulfur hexafluoride as a tracer gas with the device being tested operated under dynamic flow conditions. The leak rates...

  9. Methodology for extracting local constants from petroleum cracking flows

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    Chang, Shen-Lin (Woodridge, IL); Lottes, Steven A. (Naperville, IL); Zhou, Chenn Q. (Munster, IN)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A methodology provides for the extraction of local chemical kinetic model constants for use in a reacting flow computational fluid dynamics (CFD) computer code with chemical kinetic computations to optimize the operating conditions or design of the system, including retrofit design improvements to existing systems. The coupled CFD and kinetic computer code are used in combination with data obtained from a matrix of experimental tests to extract the kinetic constants. Local fluid dynamic effects are implicitly included in the extracted local kinetic constants for each particular application system to which the methodology is applied. The extracted local kinetic model constants work well over a fairly broad range of operating conditions for specific and complex reaction sets in specific and complex reactor systems. While disclosed in terms of use in a Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) riser, the inventive methodology has application in virtually any reaction set to extract constants for any particular application and reaction set formulation. The methodology includes the step of: (1) selecting the test data sets for various conditions; (2) establishing the general trend of the parametric effect on the measured product yields; (3) calculating product yields for the selected test conditions using coupled computational fluid dynamics and chemical kinetics; (4) adjusting the local kinetic constants to match calculated product yields with experimental data; and (5) validating the determined set of local kinetic constants by comparing the calculated results with experimental data from additional test runs at different operating conditions.

  10. Implementing an ICE: A methodology for the design, development

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    Deussen, Oliver

    Implementing an ICE: A methodology for the design, development and installation of Interactive for the design, development and implementation of ICEs (Interactive Collaborative Environments) in real world with the Edinburgh Napier ICE, a multi-user, multi-surface, multi-touch blended interaction digitally augmented space

  11. Problems addressed in this course Teaching methodology, material, exams, contacts

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    Wehenkel, Louis

    . The first look at a genome - Sequence analysis Bioinformatics - Lecture 1 Louis Wehenkel Department. The first look at a genome - Sequence analysis Problems addressed in this course Teaching methodology, material, exams, contacts Chapter 1. The first look at a genome - Sequence analysis Introduction

  12. National Certification Methodology for the Nuclear Weapons Stockpile

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    Goodwin, B T; Juzaitis, R J

    2006-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories have developed a common framework and key elements of a national certification methodology called Quantification of Margins and Uncertainties (QMU). A spectrum from senior managers to weapons designers has been engaged in this activity at the two laboratories for on the order of a year to codify this methodology in an overarching and integrated paper. Following is the certification paper that has evolved. In the process of writing this paper, an important outcome has been the realization that a joint Livermore/Los Alamos workshop on QMU, focusing on clearly identifying and quantifying differences between approaches between the two labs plus developing an even stronger technical foundation on methodology, will be valuable. Later in FY03, such a joint laboratory workshop will be held. One of the outcomes of this workshop will be a new version of this certification paper. A comprehensive approach to certification must include specification of problem scope, development of system baseline models, formulation of standards of performance assessment, and effective procedures for peer review and documentation. This document concentrates on the assessment and peer review aspects of the problem. In addressing these points, a central role is played by a 'watch list' for weapons derived from credible failure modes and performance gate analyses. The watch list must reflect our best assessment of factors that are critical to weapons performance. High fidelity experiments and calculations as well as full exploitation of archival test data are essential to this process. Peer review, advisory groups and red teams play an important role in confirming the validity of the watch list. The framework for certification developed by the Laboratories has many basic features in common, but some significant differences in the detailed technical implementation of the overall methodology remain. Joint certification workshops held in June and December of 2001 and continued in 2002 have proven useful in developing the methodology, and future workshops should prove useful in further refining this framework. Each laboratory developed an approach to certification with some differences in detailed implementation. The general methodology introduces specific quantitative indicators for assessing confidence in our nuclear weapon stockpile. The quantitative indicators are based upon performance margins for key operating characteristics and components of the system, and these are compared to uncertainties in these factors. These criteria can be summarized in a quantitative metric (for each such characteristic) expressed as: (i.e., confidence in warhead performance depends upon CR significantly exceeding unity for all these characteristics). These Confidence Ratios are proposed as a basis for guiding technical and programmatic decisions on stockpile actions. This methodology already has been deployed in certifying weapons undergoing current life extension programs or component remanufacture. The overall approach is an adaptation of standard engineering practice and lends itself to rigorous, quantitative, and explicit criteria for judging the robustness of weapon system and component performance at a detailed level. There are, of course, a number of approaches for assessing these Confidence Ratios. The general certification methodology was publicly presented for the first time to a meeting of Strategic Command SAG in January 2002 and met with general approval. At that meeting, the Laboratories committed to further refine and develop the methodology through the implementation process. This paper reflects the refinement and additional development to date. There will be even further refinement at a joint laboratory workshop later in FY03. A common certification methodology enables us to engage in peer reviews and evaluate nuclear weapon systems on the basis of explicit and objective metrics. The clarity provided by such metrics enables each laboratory and our common customers to understand the meaning and logic

  13. Enhancing the Benefit of the Chemical Mixture Methodology: A Report on Methodology Testing and Potential Approaches for Improving Performance

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    Yu, Xiao-Ying; Yao, Juan; He, Hua; Glantz, Clifford S.; Booth, Alexander E.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Extensive testing shows that the current version of the Chemical Mixture Methodology (CMM) is meeting its intended mission to provide conservative estimates of the health effects from exposure to airborne chemical mixtures. However, the current version of the CMM could benefit from several enhancements that are designed to improve its application of Health Code Numbers (HCNs) and employ weighting factors to reduce over conservatism.

  14. An ideal experiment to determine the 'past of a particle' in the nested Mach-Zehnder Interferometer

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    Fu Li; F. A. Hashmi; Jun-Xiang Zhang; Shi-Yao Zhu

    2014-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    An ideal experiment is designed to determine the past of a particle in the nested Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) by using standard quantum mechanics with quantum non-demolition measurements. We find that when the photon reaches the detector, it only follows one arm of the outer interferometer and leaves no trace in the inner MZI; while when it goes through the inner MZI, it cannot reach the detector. Our result obtained from the standard quantum mechanics is contradict to the statement based on two state vector formulism, "the photon did not enter the (inner) interferometer, the photon never left the interferometer, but it was there". Therefore, the statement and also the overlap claim are incorrect.

  15. Highly Enriched Uranyl Nitrate in Annular Tanks with Concrete Reflection: 1 x 3 Line Array of Nested Pairs of Tanks

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    James Cleaver; John D. Bess; Nathan Devine; Fitz Trumble

    2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A series of seven experiments were performed at the Rocky Flats Critical Mass Laboratory beginning in August, 1980 (References 1 and 2). Highly enriched uranyl nitrate solution was introduced into a 1-3 linear array of nested stainless steel annular tanks. The tanks were inside a concrete enclosure, with various moderator and absorber materials placed inside and/or between the tanks. These moderators and absorbers included boron-free concrete, borated concrete, borated plaster, and cadmium. Two configurations included placing bottles of highly enriched uranyl nitrate between tanks externally. Another experiment involved nested hemispheres of highly enriched uranium placed between tanks externally. These three configurations are not evaluated in this report. The experiments evaluated here are part of a series of experiments, one set of which is evaluated in HEU-SOL-THERM-033. The experiments in this and HEU-SOL-THERM-033 were performed similarly. They took place in the same room and used the same tanks, some of the same moderators and absorbers, some of the same reflector panels, and uranyl nitrate solution from the same location. There are probably additional similarities that existed that are not identified here. Thus, many of the descriptions in this report are either the same or similar to those in the HEU-SOL-THERM-033 report. Seventeen configurations (sixteen of which were critical) were performed during seven experiments; six of those experiments are evaluated here with thirteen configurations. Two configurations were identical, except for solution height, and were conducted to test repeatability. The solution heights were averaged and the two were evaluated as one configuration, which gives a total of twelve evaluated configurations. One of the seventeen configurations was subcritical. Of the twelve critical configurations evaluated, nine were judged as acceptable as benchmarks.

  16. Slepian-Wolf coded nested quantization (SEC-NQ) for Wyner-Ziv coding: high-rate performance analysis, code design, and application to cooperative networks

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    Liu, Zhixin

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    exploits the correlation between two signals (one is the source and the other is the side information) and thus makes it possible to encode the source signal alone and to decode it jointly with the help of the side information at the decoder. Nested lattice... quantization provides a practical scheme for Wyner-Ziv cod- ing. We examine the high-rate performance of nested lattice quantizers and give the theoretical performance for general continuous sources. Based on our analysis, a new practical Wyner-Ziv coding...

  17. Quantum Cournot equilibrium for the Hotelling-Smithies model of product choice

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    Ramij Rahaman; Priyadarshi Majumdar; B. Basu

    2012-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper demonstrates the quantization of a spatial Cournot duopoly model with product choice, a two stage game focusing on non-cooperation in locations and quantities. With quantization, the players can access a continuous set of strategies, using continuous variable quantum mechanical approach. The presence of quantum entanglement in the initial state identifies a quantity equilibrium for every location pair choice with any transport cost. Also higher profit is obtained by the firms at Nash equilibrium. Adoption of quantum strategies rewards us by the existence of a larger quantum strategic space at equilibrium.

  18. Cost Methodology for Biomass Feedstocks: Herbaceous Crops and Agricultural Residues

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    Turhollow Jr, Anthony F [ORNL; Webb, Erin [ORNL; Sokhansanj, Shahabaddine [ORNL

    2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes a set of procedures and assumptions used to estimate production and logistics costs of bioenergy feedstocks from herbaceous crops and agricultural residues. The engineering-economic analysis discussed here is based on methodologies developed by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA). An engineering-economic analysis approach was chosen due to lack of historical cost data for bioenergy feedstocks. Instead, costs are calculated using assumptions for equipment performance, input prices, and yield data derived from equipment manufacturers, research literature, and/or standards. Cost estimates account for fixed and variable costs. Several examples of this costing methodology used to estimate feedstock logistics costs are included at the end of this report.

  19. Implementation impacts of PRL methodology. [PRL (Plutonium Recovery Limit)

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    Caudill, J.A.; Krupa, J.F.; Meadors, R.E.; Odum, J.V.; Rodrigues, G.C.

    1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report responds to a DOE-SR request to evaluate the impacts from implementation of the proposed Plutonium Recovery Limit (PRL) methodology. The PRL Methodology is based on cost minimization for decisions to discard or recover plutonium contained in scrap, residues, and other plutonium bearing materials. Implementation of the PRL methodology may result in decisions to declare as waste certain plutonium bearing materials originally considered to be a recoverable plutonium product. Such decisions may have regulatory impacts, because any material declared to be waste would immediately be subject to provisions of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The decision to discard these materials will have impacts on waste storage, treatment, and disposal facilities. Current plans for the de-inventory of plutonium processing facilities have identified certain materials as candidates for discard based upon the economic considerations associated with extending the operating schedules for recovery of the contained plutonium versus potential waste disposal costs. This report evaluates the impacts of discarding those materials as proposed by the F Area De-Inventory Plan and compares the De-Inventory Plan assessments with conclusions from application of the PRL. The impact analysis was performed for those materials proposed as potential candidates for discard by the De-Inventory Plan. The De-Inventory Plan identified 433 items, containing approximately 1% of the current SRS Pu-239 inventory, as not appropriate for recovery as the site moves to complete the mission of F-Canyon and FB-Line. The materials were entered into storage awaiting recovery as product under the Department's previous Economic Discard Limit (EDL) methodology which valued plutonium at its incremental cost of production in reactors. An application of Departmental PRLs to the subject 433 items revealed that approximately 40% of them would continue to be potentially recoverable as product plutonium.

  20. Enzyme and methodology for the treatment of a biomass

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    Thompson, Vicki S.; Thompson, David N.; Schaller, Kastli D.; Apel, William A.

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An enzyme isolated from an extremophilic microbe, and a method for utilizing same is described, and wherein the enzyme displays optimum enzymatic activity at a temperature of greater than about 80.degree. C., and a pH of less than about 2, and further may be useful in methodology including pretreatment of a biomass so as to facilitate the production of an end product.

  1. Communicating about feminism and implementing feminist practices in research methodology

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    Barnard, Megan

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    illustrate the power that the negative stigma surrounding feminism has on individuals. Even many people who support feminist values feel the need to separate themselves from the feminist movement by refusing to call themselves "feminists. " Although... researchers advocate other methodological changes that make thc rcscarch process more consistent with feminist values. They oflen find the imbalance of power that exists between the researcher and research participants to be one of the most serious problems...

  2. A General Methodology for Designing Self-Organizing Systems

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    Carlos Gershenson

    2006-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Our technologies complexify our environments. Thus, new technologies need to deal with more and more complexity. Several efforts have been made to deal with this complexity using the concept of self-organization. However, in order to promote its use and understanding, we must first have a pragmatic understanding of complexity and self-organization. This paper presents a conceptual framework for speaking about self-organizing systems. The aim is to provide a methodology useful for designing and controlling systems developed to solve complex problems. First, practical notions of complexity and self-organization are given. Then, starting from the agent metaphor, a conceptual framework is presented. This provides formal ways of speaking about "satisfaction" of elements and systems. The main premise of the methodology claims that reducing the "friction" or "interference" of interactions between elements of a system will result in a higher "satisfaction" of the system, i.e. better performance. The methodology discusses different ways in which this can be achieved. A case study on self-organizing traffic lights illustrates the ideas presented in the paper.

  3. Methodology for assessing performance of waste management systems

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    Meshkov, N.K.; Herzenberg, C.L.; Camasta, S.F.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of the methodology provided in this report is to select the optimal way to manage particular sets of waste streams from generation to disposal in a safe and cost-effective manner. The methodology described is designed to review the entire waste management system, assess its performance, ensure that the performance objectives are met, compare different LLW management alternatives, and select the optimal alternative. The methodology is based on decision analysis approach, in which costs and risk are considered for various LLW management alternatives, a comparison of costs, risks, and benefits is made, and an optimal system is selected which minimizes costs and risks and maximizes benefits. A ''zoom-lens'' approach is suggested, i.e., one begins by looking at gross features and gradually proceeds to more and more detail. Performance assessment requires certain information about the characteristics of the waste streams and about the various components of the waste management system. Waste acceptance criteria must be known for each component of the waste management system. Performance assessment for each component requires data about properties of the waste streams and operational and design characteristics of the processing or disposal components. 34 refs., 2 figs., 1 tab.

  4. Flammability Assessment Methodology Program Phase I: Final Report

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    C. A. Loehr; S. M. Djordjevic; K. J. Liekhus; M. J. Connolly

    1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Flammability Assessment Methodology Program (FAMP) was established to investigate the flammability of gas mixtures found in transuranic (TRU) waste containers. The FAMP results provide a basis for increasing the permissible concentrations of flammable volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in TRU waste containers. The FAMP results will be used to modify the ''Safety Analysis Report for the TRUPACT-II Shipping Package'' (TRUPACT-II SARP) upon acceptance of the methodology by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Implementation of the methodology would substantially increase the number of drums that can be shipped to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) without repackaging or treatment. Central to the program was experimental testing and modeling to predict the gas mixture lower explosive limit (MLEL) of gases observed in TRU waste containers. The experimental data supported selection of an MLEL model that was used in constructing screening limits for flammable VOC and flammable gas concentrations. The MLEL values predicted by the model for individual drums will be utilized to assess flammability for drums that do not meet the screening criteria. Finally, the predicted MLEL values will be used to derive acceptable gas generation rates, decay heat limits, and aspiration time requirements for drums that do not pass the screening limits. The results of the program demonstrate that an increased number of waste containers can be shipped to WIPP within the flammability safety envelope established in the TRUPACT-II SARP.

  5. Development of a statistically based access delay timeline methodology.

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    Rivera, W. Gary; Robinson, David Gerald; Wyss, Gregory Dane; Hendrickson, Stacey M. Langfitt

    2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The charter for adversarial delay is to hinder access to critical resources through the use of physical systems increasing an adversary's task time. The traditional method for characterizing access delay has been a simple model focused on accumulating times required to complete each task with little regard to uncertainty, complexity, or decreased efficiency associated with multiple sequential tasks or stress. The delay associated with any given barrier or path is further discounted to worst-case, and often unrealistic, times based on a high-level adversary, resulting in a highly conservative calculation of total delay. This leads to delay systems that require significant funding and personnel resources in order to defend against the assumed threat, which for many sites and applications becomes cost prohibitive. A new methodology has been developed that considers the uncertainties inherent in the problem to develop a realistic timeline distribution for a given adversary path. This new methodology incorporates advanced Bayesian statistical theory and methodologies, taking into account small sample size, expert judgment, human factors and threat uncertainty. The result is an algorithm that can calculate a probability distribution function of delay times directly related to system risk. Through further analysis, the access delay analyst or end user can use the results in making informed decisions while weighing benefits against risks, ultimately resulting in greater system effectiveness with lower cost.

  6. Nuclear power plant simulation facility evaluation methodology: handbook. Volume 1

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    Laughery, K.R. Jr.; Carter, R.J.; Haas, P.M.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report is Volume 1 of a two-part document which describes a project conducted to develop a methodology to evaluate the acceptability of nuclear power plant (NPP) simulation facilities for use in the simulator-based portion of NRC's operator licensing examination. The proposed methodology is to be utilized during two phases of the simulation facility life-cycle, initial simulator acceptance and recurrent analysis. The first phase is aimed at ensuring that the simulator provides an accurate representation of the reference NPP. There are two components of initial simulator evaluation: fidelity assessment and a direct determination of the simulation facility's adequacy for operator testing. The second phase is aimed at ensuring that the simulation facility continues to accurately represent the reference plant throughout the life of the simulator. Recurrent evaluation is comprised of three components: monitoring reference plant changes, monitoring the simulator's hardware, and examining the data from actual plant transients as they occur. Volume 1 is a set of guidelines which details the steps involved in the two life-cycle phases, presents an overview of the methodology and data collection requirements, and addresses the formation of the evaluation team and the preparation of the evaluation plan. 29 figs.

  7. Modeling the choice to switch from fuelwood to electricity Implications for giant panda habitat conservation

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    An, Li

    was explained by demographic and electricity factors (price, voltage, and outage frequency). In addition, lowering electricity prices and increasing electricity quality would encourage local residents to switchANALYSIS Modeling the choice to switch from fuelwood to electricity Implications for giant panda

  8. DOES HOSPITAL COMPETITION SAVE LIVES? EVIDENCE FROM THE ENGLISH NHS PATIENT CHOICE REFORMS*

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    Mateo, Jill M.

    DOES HOSPITAL COMPETITION SAVE LIVES? EVIDENCE FROM THE ENGLISH NHS PATIENT CHOICE REFORMS* Zack Cooper, Stephen Gibbons, Simon Jones and Alistair McGuire Recent substantive reforms to the English with fixed prices. This study investigates whether these reforms led to improvements in hospital quality. We

  9. HOME ENERGY PREFERENCES & POLICY: APPLYING STATED CHOICE MODELING TO A HYBRID

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    for home renovations and heating systems. Using stated preference data from over 600 completed surveys, I or benefits for heating system and renovation choices in the residential sector. Overall, respondents prefer furnaces, 6% for electric baseboards, 28% for heat pumps and 10% for mid efficiency oil furnaces

  10. Foraging theory for autonomous vehicle speed choice Theodore P. Pavlic , Kevin M. Passino 1

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    Foraging theory for autonomous vehicle speed choice Theodore P. Pavlic , Kevin M. Passino 1 consider the optimal control design of an abstract autonomous vehicle (AAV). The AAV searches an area cost of depleted vehicle fuel), and search costs depend on search speed. However, the designer rewards

  11. Asynchronous or synchronous? A misleading choice. Scott Fairbanks and Simon Moore

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    Moore, Simon

    elements of so- called asynchronous design in the construction of a so-called synchronous system placing equal delays in all pipeline stages. GasP mixes design elements from the asynchronous design style This work suggests that synchrony and asynchrony are not design choices but rather a collection of design

  12. The behavioral ecology of sleep: Natural sleeping site choice in three Anolis lizard species

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    Johnson, Michele A.

    provide access to necessary diurnal resources and/or protection from predation or natural elements sleeping in open, vulnerable areas than in more protected areas unless they slept in groups (GauthierThe behavioral ecology of sleep: Natural sleeping site choice in three Anolis lizard species Sonal

  13. Video Streaming Application for the ChoiceNet Infrastructure William Sullivan, Cameron Foss

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    Video Streaming Application for the ChoiceNet Infrastructure William Sullivan, Cameron Foss College might look like once fully implemented. Our task is to design and implement a video streaming qualities of video can be associated with different monetary values. To prove that the user's experiences

  14. SOCIAL NORMS, RATIONAL CHOICE AND BELIEF CHANGE HORACIO ARL O-COSTA AND ARTHUR PAUL PEDERSEN

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    Spirtes, Peter

    external social norms play in choice. Amartya Sen has argued in [Sen93] that the traditional [Ric66, Ric71], Paul Samuelson [Sam38, Sam47], and Amartya Sen [Sen70, Sen71] has occupied a central of social norms. Sen's more recent work [Sen96, Sen97] proposes how one might represent social norms

  15. Editor's Choice Series on Sharing Data and Materials Sharing Publication-Related Data and Materials

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    Eddy, Sean

    Editor's Choice Series on Sharing Data and Materials Sharing Publication-Related Data and Materials, Independent Publishing Con- sultant, Princeton, New Jersey Project Staff Robin A. Schoen, Study Director Bridget K. B. Avila, Senior Project Assistant Elia Ben-Ari, Science Writer Norman Grossblatt, Editor

  16. Plasticity of intermediate mechanics students' coordinate system choice Eleanor C. Sayre

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    Zollman, Dean

    Plasticity of intermediate mechanics students' coordinate system choice Eleanor C. Sayre Department from solid. To describe our work more precisely, we define a scale of plasticity and several heuristics for defining resources and their plasticity. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.4.020105 PACS number s : 01.30.lb, 01

  17. Assessing the Interaction between Real Estate and Equity in Households Portfolio Choice

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    that households taking positions in one asset (home or stock) encounter a positive position in the other asset considering their stock market participation and home tenure choices. There is already a huge body of literature on housing status (own/rent) decisions and many contributions doc- umented the low stock market

  18. Available online at www.sciencedirect.com Female mate choice copying affects sexual selection in wild

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    Indiana University

    in wild populations of the ocellated wrasse SUZANNE H. ALONZO Department of Ecology and Evolutionary and importance of nonindependent female choice in wild popula- tions. In a species with male territoriality under natural conditions in the wild. I further show that a short- term experimental increase

  19. A Micro-foundations Model of Dollarization with Network Externalities and Portfolio Choice: The

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    A Micro-foundations Model of Dollarization with Network Externalities and Portfolio Choice 1: In°ation and Dollarization: Bolivia A Micro-foundations Model of Dollarization with Network of hysteresis claim that there are network externalities in transactions. They imply that agents may continue

  20. Evaluation of Design Choices for Gang Scheduling using Distributed Hierarchical Control

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    Feitelson, Dror

    Evaluation of Design Choices for Gang Scheduling using Distributed Hierarchical Control Dror G to control the adverse e ect of badly-matched gangs. Consequently the on-line mapping and scheduling, Israel Abstract Gang scheduling | the scheduling of a number of related threads to execute simultaneously