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  1. Retail Prices for Regular Gasoline - Conventional Areas

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet) Wyoming963 1.969 1.979 1.988 1.996 2.003 1990-2016 East Coast (PADD

  2. Retail Prices for Regular Gasoline

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet) Wyoming Dry Natural GasNaturalOctoberheating13, 2014propanepropane2,165 2.159059

  3. Retail Electricity Competition

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    Joskow, Paul; Tirole, Jean

    2004-01-01

    Reliability and Competitive Electricity Markets” mimeo, MITCSEM WP 130 Retail Electricity Competition * Paul Joskow andwww.ucei.org Retail Electricity Competition ? Paul Joskow †

  4. Nations of Retailers: The Comparative Political Economy of Retail Trade

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    Watson, Bartholomew Clark

    2011-01-01

    institutions, and retail market structure. Next, threeof these firms on retail markets across the globe today.controlled much of the retail market), conflicts between

  5. Nations of Retailers: The Comparative Political Economy of Retail Trade

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    Watson, Bartholomew Clark

    2011-01-01

    lean retail strategy that uses market power and digitalpower resources, bargaining institutions, and retail marketProducer Power, and the “Push” System The retail markets in

  6. Retail Prices for Regular Gasoline - Reformulated Areas

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet) Wyoming963 1.969 1.979 1.988 1.996 2.003 1990-2016 East Coast (PADD236 2.231

  7. Empirical Regularities of Asymmetric Pricing in the Gasoline Industry

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    Niebur, Ernst

    characteristics correlate with the speed of cost to retail price pass-through. The driving and commuting behaviorEmpirical Regularities of Asymmetric Pricing in the Gasoline Industry Marc Remer August 2, 2010 pricing in the retail gasoline industry, and also documents empirical regularities in the market. I find

  8. CANNED FISH RETAIL PRICES

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    CANNED FISH RETAIL PRICES UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE BUREAU PRICES APRIL 1959 Prepared in the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries Branch of Market Development FISHERY with the Bureau of Labor Statistics to obtain a v e rage retail prices for selected canned fish items. The retail

  9. CANNED FISH RETAIL PRICES

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    CANNED FISH RETAIL PRICES DECEMBER 1958 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FISH AND WILDLIFE, Commissioner CANNED FISH RETAIL PRICES DECEMBER 1958 Prepared in the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries Branch canned fish items. The retail prices as contained herein for s veral types of canned tuna, canned salmon

  10. CANNED FISH RETAIL PRICES

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    CANNED FISH RETAIL PRICES NOVEMBER 1958 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FISH AND WILDLIFE retail prices for selected canned fish items. The retail prices as contained herein for several types. Department of Labor in order to provide information on price levels in different cities. This issue contains

  11. CANNED FISH RETAIL PRICES

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    CANNED FISH RETAIL PRICES JUNE ll959 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FISH AND WILDUFE, Commissioner CANNED FISH RETAIL PRICES JUNE 1959 Prepared in the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries Branch Fisheries has contracted with the Bureau of Labo r Statistics to obtain average retail prices for selected

  12. CANNED FISH RETAIL .PRICES,

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    CANNED FISH RETAIL .PRICES, OC1rOIBrE~ UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INT...n.~""n FISH retail prices for selected canned fish items. The retail prices as contained herein for several types. Department of Labor in order to provide information on price levels in different cities. This issue contains

  13. CANNED FISH RETAIL PRICES

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    CANNED FISH RETAIL PRICES JA.NUARY 11959 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FISH AND WILDLIFE, Commissioner CANNED FISH RETAIL PRICES JANUARY 195 9 Prepared in the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries Branch Fisheries has contracted with the Bureau of Labor Statistics to obtain average retail prices for se lected

  14. CANNED FISH RETAIL PRICES

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    CANNED FISH RETAIL PRICES MARCH 1959 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FISH AND WILDLIFE, Commissioner CANNED FISH RETAIL PRICES MARCH 1959 Prepared in the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries Branch canned fish items. The retail prices as contain d h rein for s veral types of canned tuna, canned salmon

  15. Retailer Energy Alliance Subcommittees

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2008-07-01

    This fact sheet describes the Retailer Energy Alliances Subcommittees: Lighting and Electrical, Restaurant and Food Preparation, Refrigeration, HVAC, and Whole Building Systems.

  16. Retail Demand Response in Southwest Power Pool

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    Bharvirkar, Ranjit

    2009-01-01

    in wholesale and retail markets. The survey template wasvia wholesale or retail markets. DR incentive paymentsof DR in wholesale and retail market and system operations.

  17. RetailSystems.com Publications

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    Foley, Simon

    Journal Top of the Net Retail Systems Alert Japan Retail IT Solutions Directory Community Centers January people can work consecutively and when employees are eligible for overtime pay. Furthermore, there could. The retailer must find a way to take all these constraints into account while satisfying corporate, employee

  18. CANNED FI H RETAIL PRICE

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    CANNED FI H RETAIL PRICE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE I TERI R FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE BUREAU to obtain average retail prices for selected canned fish items. The retail prices as contained herein by the U. S . Department of Labor in order to provide information on price levels in different cities

  19. Information for Retailers of Lighting Products | Department of...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Retailers of Lighting Products Information for Retailers of Lighting Products Information for Retailers of Lighting Products U.S. retailers who sell lighting products can use the...

  20. Retail Demand Response in Southwest Power Pool

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    Bharvirkar, Ranjit

    2009-01-01

    and Retails Electricity Markets in SPP The Southwest Powerand Retails Electricity Markets in SPP.3 2.1 Wholesale Markets in the Southwest PowerRetail Demand Response in SPP Wholesale Markets in the Southwest Power

  1. RECONCILIATION OF RETAILER CLAIMS, 2000

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    CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION RECONCILIATION OF RETAILER CLAIMS, 2000 OCTOBER 2001 P500-01-019 Gray are referred to as the "Power Source Disclosure Program." This Reconciliation of Retailer Claims, 2000 report fulfills that mandate for calendar year 2000. After reviewing the available data, the Energy Commission

  2. RECONCILIATION OF RETAILER CLAIMS, 2001

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    CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION RECONCILIATION OF RETAILER CLAIMS, 2001 OCTOBER 2002 P500-02-036F Gray are referred to as the "Power Source Disclosure Program." This Reconciliation of Retailer Claims, 2001 report fulfills that mandate for calendar year 2001. After reviewing the available data, the Energy Commission

  3. CALiPER Retail Lamps Study 3

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    Royer, Michael P.; Beeson, Tracy A.

    2014-02-01

    The CALiPER program first began investigating LED lamps sold at retail stores in 2010, purchasing 33 products from eight retailers and covering six product categories. The findings revealed a fragmented marketplace, with large disparities in performance of different products, accuracy of manufacturer claims, and offerings from different retail outlets. Although there were some good products, looking back many would not be considered viable competitors to other available options, with too little lumen output, not high enough efficacy, or poor color quality. CALiPER took another look in late 2011purchasing 38 products of five different types from nine retailers and the improvement was marked. Performance was up; retailer claims were more accurate; and the price per lumen and price per unit efficacy were down, although the price per product had not changed much. Nonetheless, there was still plenty of room for improvement, with the performance of LED lamps not yet reaching that of well-established classes of conventional lamps (e.g., 75 W incandescent A19 lamps). Since the second retail lamp study was published in early 2012, there has been substantial progress in all aspects of LED lamps available from retailers. To document this progress, CALiPER again purchased a sample of lamps from retail stores 46 products in total, focusing on A19, PAR30, and MR16 lamps but instead of a random sample, sought to select products to answer specific hypotheses about performance. These hypotheses focused on expanding ranges of LED equivalency, the accuracy of lifetime claims, efficacy and price trends, as well as changes to product designs. Among other results, key findings include: There are now very good LED options to compete with 60 W, 75 W, and 100 W incandescent A19 lamps, and 75 W halogen PAR30 lamps. MR16 lamps have shown less progress, but there are now acceptable alternatives to 35 W, 12 V halogen MR16 lamps and 50 W, 120 V halogen MR16 lamps for some applications. Other uses, such as in enclosed luminaires, may require more development. At the same price point, lamps purchased in 2013 tended to have higher output and slightly higher efficacy than in 2011 or 2010. Over 30% of the products purchased in 2013 exceeded the maximum efficacy measured in 2011 (71 lm/W), with the most efficacious product measured at 105 lm/W. There appears to be increasing consistency in color quality, with a vast majority of products having a CCT of 2700 K or 3000 K and a CRI between 80 and 85. There were also fewer poor performing products tested and more high-performing products available in 2013 than in previous years. The accuracy of equivalency and performance claims was better than in 2011, but remains a concern, with 43% of tested products failing to completely meet their equivalency claim and 20% of products failing to match the manufacturer’s performance data. Although progress has been substantial, on average LED lamps remain more expensive than other energy efficiency lighting technologies -- although some aspects can be superior. Although not universal to all product lines or all product types, the issue of insufficient lumen output from LED lamps is waning. Thus, manufacturers can focus on other issues, such as reducing cost, improving electrical/dimmer compatibility, eliminating flicker, or improving color quality. While these issues are not inherent to all products, they remain a concern for the broader market.

  4. Vertical relationships between manufacturers and retailers: inference with limited data

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    Villas-Boas, Sofia B.

    2007-01-01

    and down- stream retail markets by increasing theretailers competing in the retail market and suppose theremarket power in the retail market and fairly general market

  5. Vertical relationships between manufacturers and retailers: inference with limited data

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    Villas-Boas, Sofia B.

    2006-01-01

    manufacturer and downstream retail markets by increasing theretailers competing in the retail market and suppose theremarket power in the retail market and fairly general market

  6. Coordination of Retail Demand Response with Midwest ISO Markets

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    Bharvirkar, Ranjit

    2008-01-01

    2. Wholesale and Retail Electricity Markets in the Midwestwholesale and retail electricity markets. When MISO calledthe wholesale and retail electricity markets in the Midwest

  7. California Employment Growth and Office, Industrial, and Retail Markets, 1990

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    Kroll, Cynthia; Tamura, Dina

    1990-01-01

    Office, Industrial, and Retail Markets, 1990 HE Californiastate's major office and retail markets. Services employmentstate's major office and retail markets." Like manufacturing

  8. Perfecting visibility with retailer data

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    Daniele Primavera

    2014-01-01

    This thesis investigates the utility of using retailer point of sales (POS) data in the production planning process of a consumer-packaged goods (CPG) manufacturing company. The quantitative measurements of utility include ...

  9. Vertical relationships between manufacturers and retailers: inference with limited data

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    Villas-Boas, Sofia B.

    2007-01-01

    is downstream market power in the retail market and fairlymergers affect market power in the retail gasoline markets.at the retail level; retailers have market power with which

  10. Vertical relationships between manufacturers and retailers: inference with limited data

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    Villas-Boas, Sofia B.

    2006-01-01

    is downstream market power in the retail market and fairlymergers a?ect market power in the retail gasoline markets.at the retail level; retailers have market power with which

  11. Vertical relationships between manufacturers and retailers: inference with limited data

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    Villas-Boas, Sofia B.

    2007-01-01

    energy prices IL Retail average price ($ per square foot)rents ($ per square foot) Retail rent cap (%) Energy prices

  12. Contractual form, retail price and asset characteristics

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    Shepard, Andrea

    1991-01-01

    Predictions derived from a principal-agent analysis of the manufacturer-retailer relationship are derived and tested using microdata on contractual form, outlet characteristics and retail prices for gasoline stations in ...

  13. Integrated Retail & Wholesale Power System Operation

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    Integrated Retail & Wholesale Power System Operation with Smart-Grid Functionality PIs: Dionysios Retail/Wholesale Power System Operation with Smart-Grid Functionality Project PIs: Dionysios Aliprantis Tesfatsion, "Project Overview: Integrated Retail and Wholesale Power System Operation with Smart-Grid

  14. Fashion Marketing & Retailing BA (Hons) Key details

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    Painter, Kevin

    Fashion Marketing & Retailing BA (Hons) Key details Duration: Full-time: 3 years (BA) / 4 years (BA Hons) Delivery type: Day Intake date: September Fees: 54000 AED per year Overview Our Fashion Marketing and Retailing programme confidently prepares students for a career within the marketing and retailing industry

  15. Retail competition in the UK electricity sector

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    Rudnick, Hugh

    retail market #12;Schedule for UK market opening · 1990 large users (above 1 MW max demand) · about 30Retail competition in the UK electricity sector Stephen Littlechild Workshops on Retail Competition that in electricity · but agreed need to have further separation · Now require separate legal entities & licenses

  16. RECONCILIATION OF RETAILER CLAIMS, 2002

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    electricity generators who report meter data to a system operator to also report generation, fuel type requires retail providers of electricity to disclose fuel source information to consumers about, and fuel type consumed (as a percentage of generation) data to the system operator on a quarterly basis

  17. RECONCILIATION OF RETAILER CLAIMS, COMMISSIONREPORT

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    ." All retail providers of electricity must disclose fuel source information to consumers about's default product. #12;- 2 - The law also requires all electricity generators who report meter data to a system operator to also report generation (in kWh), generator technology, and fuel type consumed (as

  18. The calm before the storm. [Retail wheeling

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    Studness, C.M.

    1993-05-15

    The right to refuse retail wheeling requests is one of the cornerstones of a utility's monopoly power. Utilities have fought staunchly to preserve it, most recently in preventing retail wheeling from becoming an important issue in the congressional debate over deregulation; the Energy Policy Act of 1992 steered clear of it. For the present, the prohibition of retail wheeling gives utilities enormous power over the retail electric power market. The ability to refuse retail wheeling requests, of course, prevents retail customers from buying power from third parties. This enables a utility to sell retail customers all the power it can generate, at a price that covers its cost plus an allowed return-even if its price exceeds that of power available in the wholesale market. The denial of retail wheeling thus protects a utility's inefficiencies, whose price is ultimately shouldered onto customers through cost-plus electric rates. Allowing retail wheeling would remove the foundation for much of the current monopoly power that utilities enjoy. Third parties could sell power to a utility's retail customers, since the utility would be required to wheel it. Retail customers would be able to bypass the local distribution utility to buy power from the cheapest source available. Market forces would drive pricing rather than the cost-plus ratemaking process. A utility whose electric rates were above market would have to meet the competitive price or lose sales.

  19. Residential property values and neighborhood retail : a comparison of pedestrian and automobile oriented retail clusters

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    Tiffany, Thacher

    2006-01-01

    This study tests the hypothesis that home buyers pay a premium to live within walking distance of pedestrian accessible retail. To answer this question two types of retail clusters are identified in the Boston metropolitan ...

  20. Factors affecting robust retail energy markets

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    Michelman, T.S.

    1999-04-01

    This paper briefly defines an active retail market, details the factors that influence market activity and their relative importance, compares activity in various retail energy markets to date, and predicts future retail energy market activity. Three primary factors translate into high market activity: supplier margins, translated into potential savings for actively shopping customers; market size; and market barriers. The author surveys activity nationwide and predicts hot spots for the coming year.

  1. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: Retailer Business Model Conclusion

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: Retailer Business Model Conclusion, Summary of Retailer Insights.

  2. An assessment of the value of retail ready packaging

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    Jackson, Kathleen Anne

    2008-01-01

    Use of retail-ready packaging reduces the costs of replenishing store shelves by eliminating the labor of removing packaging materials and stocking individual items on shelves. While reducing costs for retailers, retail-ready ...

  3. A diagnostic analysis of retail out-of-stocks

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    Foo, Yong Ning

    2007-01-01

    In the highly competitive retail industry, merchandise out-of-stock (OOS) is a significant and pertinent problem. This thesis performs a diagnostic analysis on retail out-of-stocks using empirical data from a major retailer. ...

  4. Information for Retailers of Lighting Products | Department of...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Information for Retailers of Lighting Products Information for Retailers of Lighting Products July 27, 2014 - 8:18pm Addthis Information for Retailers of Lighting Products U.S....

  5. Promotional forecasting in the grocery retail business

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    Koottatep, Pakawkul

    2006-01-01

    Predicting customer demand in the highly competitive grocery retail business has become extremely difficult, especially for promotional items. The difficulty in promotional forecasting has resulted from numerous internal ...

  6. Retail Demand Response in Southwest Power Pool

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    Bharvirkar, Ranjit

    2009-01-01

    23 ii Retail Demand Response in SPP List of Figures and10 Figure 3. Demand Response Resources by11 Figure 4. Existing Demand Response Resources by Type of

  7. Communicating pork value to the retailer 

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    Lorenzen, Carol Lee

    1993-01-01

    the computer program generated from this data will aid the retailer in making marketing and purchasing decisions that have been time consuming in the past....

  8. The Retail Planning Problem under Demand Uncertainty.

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    Georgiadis, G.; Rajaram, K.

    2012-01-01

    in which the retailer chooses suppliers, and determines thefor practitioners who choose suppliers, and make production,supply chain by selecting suppliers, and by making decisions

  9. Innovation for Food Retail: The 50% Advanced Energy Design Guide...

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

    Innovation for Food Retail: The 50% Advanced Energy Design Guide for Grocery Stores Innovation for Food Retail: The 50% Advanced Energy Design Guide for Grocery Stores Find the...

  10. Retail Demand Response in Southwest Power Pool | Department of...

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

    for integrating legacy retail DR programs and dynamic pricing tariffs into wholesale markets in the SPP region. Retail Demand Response in Southwest Power Pool More Documents &...

  11. Divisibility properties of the 5-regular and 13-regular partition functions

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    James, Kevin

    if n is not a nonnegative integer, and we adopt the convention that p(0) = 1. The generating function. Adopting the convention that bk(0) = 1, the generating function for the k-regular partition function [4] have shown that if p is prime, pv k and pv k, then for any j 1 the arithmetic density

  12. Policy Issues for Retail Beamed Power Transmission

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    electric power on Earth is transmitted using wired power transmission systems. In this system, electricalPolicy Issues for Retail Beamed Power Transmission Girish Chowdhary, Rajeev Gadre, Narayanan solar electric power using retail delivery of beamed power. Recent advances in power beaming have made

  13. CSEM WP 130 Retail Electricity Competition*

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    California at Berkeley. University of

    a number of hitherto unstudied aspects of retail competi- tion in electricity markets. Its starting pointCSEM WP 130 Retail Electricity Competition* Paul Joskow and Jean Tirole April 2004 This paper is part of the Center for the Study of Energy Markets (CSEM) Working Paper Series. CSEM is a program

  14. Regularizing Inverse Problems 

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    Wang, Fang

    2014-06-26

    inverse problem to optimization problems of minimizing the norm of the data misfit plus a weighted regularization functional that incorporates the a priori information we may have about the original problem. The choices of the regularization functional r(q...

  15. The impact of retail rate structures on the economics of commercial photovoltaic systems in California

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    Mills, Andrew D.

    2009-01-01

    the impact of retail electricity rate design on the economiccustomer retail electricity rates currently offered in thethe design of retail electricity rates, particularly for

  16. The Impact of Retail Rate Structures on the Economics of Commercial Photovoltaic Systems in California

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    Mills, Andrew

    2009-01-01

    the impact of retail electricity rate design on the economiccustomer retail electricity rates currently offered in thethe design of retail electricity rates, particularly for

  17. Edgeworth Price Cycles, Cost-based Pricing and Sticky Pricing in Retail Gasoline Markets

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    Noel, Michael

    2004-01-01

    Dynamic Pricing in Retail gasoline Markets”, RAND Journal ofin the Canadian Retail Gasoline Market”, Energy Economics [Associates. “Canadian Retail Petroleum Markets Study”, Re-

  18. Asymmetric Price Adjustment and Consumer Search: An Examination of the Retail Gasoline Market

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    Lewis, Matt

    2004-01-01

    Competition in Retail Gasoline Markets: Empirical EvidenceAn Examination of the Retail Gasoline Market Matt Lewis*An Examination of the Retail Gasoline Market Matthew Lewis ?

  19. On the Efficiency of Competitive Electricity Markets With Time-Invariant Retail Prices

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    Borenstein, Severin; Holland, Stephen P.

    2003-01-01

    homogeneous product in the retail market, and P would facein wholesale and retail markets Equilibrium prices in thecompetitive investment and retail markets would attain the

  20. STAFF FORECAST: AVERAGE RETAIL ELECTRICITY PRICES

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    CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION STAFF FORECAST: AVERAGE RETAIL ELECTRICITY PRICES 2005 TO 2018 Mignon Marks Principal Author Mignon Marks Project Manager David Ashuckian Manager ELECTRICITY ANALYSIS OFFICE Sylvia Bender Acting Deputy Director ELECTRICITY SUPPLY DIVISION B.B. Blevins Executive Director

  1. Segmentation strategies for managing retail supply chains

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    Liang, Catherine G. (Catherine Gloria)

    2011-01-01

    High-technology manufacturing companies often face rapid price decline and capacity constraints. Especially in the retail side of the business where the supply chain is much longer and revenue is sometimes not recognized ...

  2. Edgeworth price cycles in retail gasoline markets

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    Noel, Michael David, 1971-

    2002-01-01

    In this dissertation, I present three essays that are motivated by the interesting and dynamic price-setting behavior of firms in Canadian retail gasoline markets. In the first essay, I examine behavior at the market level ...

  3. Optimizing a Retailer's Containerized Import Supply Chain

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    Davidson, Evan Taitz

    2012-01-01

    of Asian goods to the USA, Walmart, accounts for only about1,000 TEUs per year to a “Walmart-sized” retailer importingrecent import volume of Walmart, for illustrative purposes.

  4. Consumers and Pervasive Retail Panos Kourouthanasis

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    Roussos, George

    it has established no previous relationship; the retailer can optimize supply chain logistics by having are created through replenishment and preventive maintenance without customer orders; last but not least

  5. Supply chain responsiveness for a large retailer

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    Anand, Sunil (Sunil Harbhushankumar)

    2011-01-01

    A large U.S. based retailer underwent a large, complex multi-year supply chain network transformation. This transformation resulted in significant savings in logistics costs. Additionally, the regional distribution center ...

  6. The bricks, clicks, economics and mortar of contemporary retail : the consequences that retailer storing strategies and retail performance across markets have on real estate investments

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    Fagan, Kevin William

    2011-01-01

    The retail industry in the 21st century is undergoing a confluence of transformative changes. In this paper we discuss particularly noteworthy changes related to demography, retail economics and the Internet. We note how, ...

  7. CALiPER Retail Lamps Study 3

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    none,

    2014-02-01

    This is a special CALiPER report on LED lamps available through the retail marketplace and targeted toward general consumers. It follows similar reports published in 2011 and 2012 (products purchased in 2010 and 2011), and is intended as a continuation that identifies long-term trends. For this report, products were selected to investigate specific hypotheses, rather than represent a sample of the increasingly large retail LED market.

  8. Evaluating demand planning strategy in the retail channel

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    Zehavi, Limor (Limor Hadas)

    2012-01-01

    In 2007 Dell began selling through the retail channel. Five years later, the retail channel is still in the early stages relative to competitors and is growing rapidly. Short product lifecycles, long lead times and a high ...

  9. Retail Policies and Competition in the Gasoline Industry

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    Borenstein, Severin; Bushnell, Jim

    2005-01-01

    Total Volume Table 4 - Gasoline Price Components Year RetailEvidence from Retail Gasoline Markets." Journal of Law,and Competition in the Gasoline Industry I. II. III. IV. V.

  10. Communicating the value of veal to retail and food service 

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    McNeill, Michael Scott

    1997-01-01

    Twenty-nine selected styles of subprimals or sections of veal were obtained from a commercial facility to assist in the development of a software support program for retailers. They were fabricated into bone-in or boneless retail cuts...

  11. Inter-organizational information sharing of customer data in retail

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    Tengberg, John C.F. (John Claes Fredrik)

    2013-01-01

    As massive online retailers are putting increasing pressure on the traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, new ways to compete for customers is needed. Identifying customers' behavior and understanding their needs could ...

  12. Inventory planning for low demand items in online retailing

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    Chhaochhria, Pallav

    2007-01-01

    A large online retailer strategically stocks inventory for SKUs with low demand. The motivations are to provide a wide range of selections and faster customer fulfillment service. We assume the online retailer has the ...

  13. Retail wheeling: Is this revolution necessary?

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    Cudahy, R.D.

    1994-12-31

    As of a former state regulator and a once enthusiastic practitioner of public utility law, I find it fascinating to see the latest nostrum to burst on the electric utility scene: retail wheeling. Wheeling became a personal interest in the Texas interconnection fight of the late seventies and may have led to the interconnection and wheeling provision of the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). Retail wheeling contemplates that every electric power customer should be given an opportunity to seek out the lowest cost source of power wherever it can be found. As a practical matter, the drums for retail wheeling are presently being beaten by large industrial users, who believe that they have the capability to find low cost sources and to make advantageous commercial arrangements to acquire electricity. Large industrials have long been fighting the utilities for cheaper electricity, frequently using the threat of self-generation and cogeneration.

  14. Seattle University Marketing 354: Introduction to Retailing Management

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    Carter, John

    Seattle University Marketing 354: Introduction to Retailing Management Winter 2014 INSTRUCTOR: Retailing Management, 9th Edition, by Michael Levy, Barton A. Weitz & Dhruv Grewal, McGraw Hill of retailing, from both a strategic and tactical/executional perspective. You will be given the framework

  15. Data Mining for the category management in the retail market

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    Bebendorf, Mario

    Data Mining for the category management in the retail market Jochen Garcke, Michael Griebel and Michael Thess January 29, 2009 1 Executive summary Worldwide the retail market is under a severe competitive market. To survive in this market most retailers use undirected mass marketing extensively. All

  16. Mergers in the GB Electricity Market: effects on Retail Charges

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Mergers in the GB Electricity Market: effects on Retail Charges N° 2006-08 Mai 2006 Evens SALIES OFCE hal-00972962,version1-3Apr2014 #12;Mergers in the GB Electricity Market: effects on Retail Charges-efficiency as variables relating to price and profitability. The retail electricity market is a case in point, as high

  17. Vertical Relationships and Competition in Retail Gasoline Markets

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    California at Berkeley. University of

    PWP-075 Vertical Relationships and Competition in Retail Gasoline Markets: Empirical Evidence from in Retail Gasoline Markets Empirical Evidence from Contract Changes in Southern California Justine S, if any, of the differences in retail gasoline prices between markets is attributable to differences

  18. August 13, 2001 To Retail Providers

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    ://www.energy.ca.gov/regulations/retail_disclosure.html#retaildisclosure>. Sample power content labels for the "no specific purchase case" (default) and the "50% specific purchase Disclosure Regulations (SB 1305, Power Source Disclosure Program) In March of this year, the Energy Providers for providing customers with a quarterly power content label and additionally, in some cases

  19. February 10, 2003 Dear Retail Provider

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    that purchase electricity from a power pool that submits an Annual Report to the Energy Commission may provideFebruary 10, 2003 Dear Retail Provider: Subject: Power Source Disclosure and Customer Credit on the mailing lists for the Power Source Disclosure Program and the Customer Credit Program. As someone involved

  20. Marketing of Retail Signage in Different Environments 

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    Le, Mai

    2012-04-26

    The primary purpose of this research is to look into the design of signage in different retail locations to see how each place adapts its visual presentation to accommodate its consumers. It is clear that signs are designed differently from one...

  1. Vertical Relationships and Competition in Retail Gasoline Markets: An Empirical Evidence from Contract Changes in Southern California

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    Hastings, Justine

    2000-01-01

    Behavior and Contracts in Retail Markets" American Economicof this potential for retail market power, many studies ofeffects of changes in retail market composition on prices.

  2. Aging in American Convents

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    Corwin, Anna I.

    2009-01-01

    Schuster. Snowdon, David 2001 Aging with Grace: What the Nunreligion, devotion, and aging. CSW JAN09 update tocAging in American Convents FIELDWORK REPORT by Anna I.

  3. http://stir.ac.uk/4x Why study Retail Marketing?

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    Little, Tony

    http://stir.ac.uk/4x BA(Hons) Retail Marketing #12;Why study Retail Marketing? Retailers lead marketing: Retailers have taken over marketing leadership from manufacturers. Retailers lead innovation and change: Sophisticated customer relationship programmes, multi-channel promotional and marketing

  4. Manufacturer-to-Retailer versus Manufacturer-to-Consumer Rebates in a Supply Chain

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    Aydin, Goker

    Manufacturer-to-Retailer versus Manufacturer-to-Consumer Rebates in a Supply Chain Goker Aydin rebates and retail pricing. The demand uncertainty is multiplicative, and the expected demand depends on the effective (retail) price of the product. A retailer rebate goes from the manufacturer to the retailer

  5. 2014 Annual AFN Convention

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The AFN Convention is the largest representative annual gathering in the United States of any Native peoples. In addition to the memorable keynote speeches, the expert panels and special reports, the Convention features several evenings of cultural performances known as Quyana Alaska.

  6. Investment Efficiency in Competitive Electricity Markets With and Without Time-Varying Retail Prices

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Borenstein, Severin; Holland, Stephen P.

    2002-01-01

    homogeneous product in the retail market, and would face noin wholesale and retail markets Equilibrium prices in thec) = r. In the ?at-rate retail market, however, there is now

  7. Conventional regression models Unlabelled units

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    McCullagh, Peter

    Conventional regression models Unlabelled units Consequences Sampling bias in logistic models Peter effects #12;Conventional regression models Unlabelled units Consequences Outline 1 Conventional regression models Gaussian models Binary regression model Properties of conventional models 2 Unlabelled units Point

  8. Retail Building Guide for Entrance Energy Efficiency Measures

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    Stein, J.; Kung, F.

    2012-03-01

    This booklet is based on the findings of an infiltration analysis for supermarkets and large retail buildings without refrigerated cases. It enables retail building managers and engineers to calculate the energy savings potential for vestibule additions for supermarkets; and bay door operation changes in large retail stores without refrigerated cases. Retail managers can use initial estimates to decide whether to engage vendors or contractors of vestibules for pricing or site-specific analyses, or to decide whether to test bay door operation changes in pilot stores, respectively.

  9. Edgeworth Price Cycles: Evidence from the Toronto Retail Gasoline Market

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    Noel, Michael

    2004-01-01

    Robbery, An Analysis of the Gasoline Crisis”, Bloomington:Dynamic Pricing in Retail gasoline Markets”, RAND Journal ofR. Gilbert. “Do Gasoline Markets Respond Asymmetrically to

  10. Coordination of Retail Demand Response with Midwest ISO Markets

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    Bharvirkar, Ranjit

    2008-01-01

    Robinson, Michael, 2008, "Demand Response in Midwest ISOPresentation at MISO Demand Response Working Group Meeting,Coordination of Retail Demand Response with Midwest ISO

  11. The Impact of Retail Rate Structures on the Economics of Commercial Photovoltaic Systems in California

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    Wiser, Ryan; Mills, Andrew; Barbose, Galen; Golove, William

    2007-01-01

    competitive with retail electricity rates. In this report,the design of retail electricity rates, particularly forand industrial electricity rates currently offered by the

  12. Patterns of Pass-through of Commodity Price Shocks to Retail Prices

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    Berck, Peter; Leibtag, Ephraim S.; Villas-Boas, Sofia B.; Solis, Alex

    2009-01-01

    B. 1975. “The Farm-Retail Price Spread in a Competitive Foodthe Income Effect: Gasoline Prices and Grocery Purchases. ”2004. “Patterns of Retail Price Variation. ” The RAND

  13. Revised 1997 Retail Electricity Price Forecast Principal Author: Ben Arikawa

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Revised 1997 Retail Electricity Price Forecast March 1998 Principal Author: Ben Arikawa Electricity 1997 FORE08.DOC Page 1 CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION ELECTRICITY ANALYSIS OFFICE REVISED 1997 RETAIL ELECTRICITY PRICE FORECAST Introduction The Electricity Analysis Office of the California Energy Commission

  14. Innovation, Retail Performance and Zero Emission Vehicle Policy

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    California at Davis, University of

    ;3 "Encourage and support auto dealers to increase sales and leases of ZEVs." (p. 15) " " Why Study the Retail1 Innovation, Retail Performance and Zero Emission Vehicle Policy Eric Cahill Research Briefing Market for Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs)? #12;4 Policy Focus is on Automakers and Consumers Government

  15. CALiPER Special Summary Report: Retail Replacement Lamp Testing

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2011-04-01

    CALiPER testing has evaluated many products for commercial lighting markets and found some excellent performers. However, many of these are not available on the retail market. This special testing was undertaken to identify and test solid-state lighting (SSL) replacement lamp products that are available to the general public through retail stores and websites.

  16. Privacy Preserving Smart Metering System Based Retail Level Electricity Market

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    Franchetti, Franz

    1 Privacy Preserving Smart Metering System Based Retail Level Electricity Market Cory Thoma, Tao technologies which includes load management and retail level electricity market support. Index Terms as the various market functionalities also pose great risks to customer privacy. In this work we propose a secure

  17. Notes2Providers.doc -1-Notes to Retail Providers

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    providers that purchase electricity from a power pool that submits an Annual Report to the Energy CommissionNotes2Providers.doc -1- Notes to Retail Providers February 2003 Power Source Disclosure an energy mix or fuel mix different than the California Mix, (Net System Power)i . As a retail provider you

  18. Retailer-Wholesaler Response to State-Sponsored Marketing

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    Neimark, Alexander V.

    Retailer-Wholesaler Response to State-Sponsored Marketing Programs: The Case of Jersey Fresh Ramu #12;Retailer-Wholesaler Response to State-Sponsored Marketing Programs: The Case of Jersey Fresh Ramu Govindasamy Aruna Pingali John Italia Daymon Thatch RUTGERS In cooperation with: Agricultural Marketing

  19. Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide Retail Buildings

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    Liu, Guopeng; Liu, Bing; Zhang, Jian; Wang, Weimin; Athalye, Rahul A.; Moser, Dave; Crowe, Eliot; Bengtson, Nick; Effinger, Mark; Webster, Lia; Hatten, Mike

    2011-09-19

    The Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Retail Buildings is a component of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides for Existing Buildings series. The aim of the guides is to facilitate a rapid escalation in the number of energy efficiency projects in existing buildings and to enhance the quality and depth of those projects. By presenting general project planning guidance as well as financial payback metrics for the most common energy efficiency measures, these guides provide a practical roadmap to effectively planning and implementing performance improvements for existing buildings.

  20. Retail Demand Response in Southwest Power Pool

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

    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 Delicious RankADVANCED MANUFACTURINGEnergy BillsNo. 195 - Oct.7,Breakout SessionsEnergySampleWIPPLBNL-1470E Retail

  1. Dominion Retail Inc (Pennsylvania) | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    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 QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LISTStar2-0057-EA Jump to:of the National Climate Change Policy |Dominion Retail Inc

  2. Dominion Retail Inc | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    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 QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LISTStar2-0057-EA Jump to:of the National Climate Change Policy |Dominion Retail

  3. Chain-store Pricing and the Structure of Retail Matthew Olczak

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    Feigon, Brooke

    Chain-store Pricing and the Structure of Retail Markets by Matthew Olczak ESRC Centre-stores are becoming an increasingly significant form of retailing across UK high-streets. Many markets are now. In the UK retail sector multiple retailers increased their market share from around 23% in 1950 to 65

  4. ISSN 1745-9648 Non-discrimination clauses in the retail

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Feigon, Brooke

    of the retail market. November 2010 JEL Classification: L11, L13, L41 Keywords: Non-discrimination clauses, retail energy markets. Acknowledgements: We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the UK, and welcome the regulator's latest review of the retail market. Keywords: Non-discrimination clauses, retail

  5. A new key recovery attack on the ANSI retail MAC Chris J. Mitchell

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Mitchell, Chris

    A new key recovery attack on the ANSI retail MAC Chris J. Mitchell Information Security Group circumstances, enables a more efficient attack than was previously known to be launched against the ANSI retail with the message. 1.1 The ANSI retail MAC The ANSI retail MAC scheme [1], otherwise known as CBC-MAC-Y or ISO

  6. The great ``retail wheeling`` illusion, and more productive energy futures

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    Cavanagh, R.

    1994-12-31

    This paper sets out the reasons why many environmental and public interest organizations oppose retail wheeling. Cavanagh argues that retail wheeling would destroy incentives for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy generation--benefits that reduce long-term energy service costs to society as a whole. The current debate over the competitive restructuring of the electric power industry is critical from both economic and environmental perspectives. All attempts to introduce broad-scale retail wheeling in the United States have failed; instead, state regulators are choosing a path that emphasizes competition and choice, but acknowledges fundamental differences between wholesale and retail markets. Given the physical laws governing the movement of power over centrally controlled grids, the choice offered to customers through retail wheeling of electricity is a fiction -- a re-allocation of costs is all that is really possible. Everyone wants to be able to claim the cheapest electricity on the system; unfortunately, there is not enough to go around. By endorsing the fiction of retail wheeling for certain types of customers, regulators would be recasting the retail electricity business as a kind of commodity exchange. That would reward suppliers who could minimize near-term unit costs of electricity while simultaneously destroying incentives for many investments, including cost-effective energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy generation, that reduce long-term energy service costs to society as a whole. This result, which has been analogized unpersuasively to trends in telecommunications and natural gas regulation, is neither desirable nor inevitable. States should go on saying no to retail wheeling in order to be able to create something better: regulatory reforms that align utility and societal interests in pursuing a least-cost energy future. An appendix contains notes on some recent Retail Wheeling Campaigns.

  7. Retail Choice Experiments: Comparing Early-AdopterExperience

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    Golove, William

    2003-03-01

    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.

  8. On completely regular and strongly regular ordered $?$-semigroups

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    Niovi Kehayopulu

    2013-07-16

    Our aim is to show the way we pass from the results of ordered semigroups (or semigroups) to ordered $\\Gamma$-semigroups (or $\\Gamma$-semigroups). The results of this note have been transferred from ordered semigroups. The concept of strongly regular $po$-$\\Gamma$-semigroups has been first introduced here and a characterization of strongly regular $po$-$\\Gamma$-semigroups is given.

  9. Conventional Hydropower Technologies (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2011-07-01

    This fact sheet describes the DOE Water Power Program's conventional hydropower research and development efforts.

  10. Uncertainties in the Value of Bill Savings from Behind-the-Meter, Residential Photovoltaic Systems: The Roles of Electricity Market Conditions, Retail Rate Design, and Net Metering

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    Darghouth, Naim Richard

    2013-01-01

    linking wholesale and retail market conditions, and providesbetween wholesale markets, retail electricity rates, andof Electricity Market Conditions, Retail Rate Design, and

  11. REGULARITY THROUGH APPROXIMATION FOR SCALAR ...

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2007-02-15

    Weak solutions of (C) are not unique, but both existence and uniqueness of weak so- .... u0 be the characteristic function of [0, 1] and let f(u) = u. ..... Regularity and large time behaviour of solutions of a conservation law without convex- ... [14] R. Jensen and P. E. Souganidis, A regularity result for viscosity solutions of ...

  12. Optimization-based decision support system for retail souring

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    Patel, Jalpa (Jalpa N.)

    2012-01-01

    Some of the biggest challenges in the retail sourcing lie in predicting demand for a new article and making purchase decisions such as quantity, source, transportation mode and time of the order. Such decisions become more ...

  13. REPORT TO CONGRESS ON COMPETITION IN WHOLESALE AND RETAIL MARKETS...

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

    Competition Task Force"3 (Task Force) to conduct a study of competition in wholesale and retail markets for electricity in the United States. Section 1815(b)(2)(B) required the...

  14. Who stocks the shelf? : an analysis of retail replenishment strategies

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    Kuai, Jiaqi

    2007-01-01

    The objective of this thesis is to analyze the trade-offs of two retail replenishment strategies, DSD (Direct Store Delivery) model and Traditional model. Conceptual and cost models are set up to analyze the trade-offs, ...

  15. Retail/commercial edges in the contemporary urban context

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    O'Neill, Brian Charles

    1982-01-01

    This thesis ascertains what morphological and functional characteristics are germane to retail edges. The work is structured around and supportive of an attitude that views social interaction as a vital and necessary ...

  16. Conservative regularization of compressible flow

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    Krishnaswami, Govind S; Thyagaraja, Anantanarayanan

    2015-01-01

    Ideal Eulerian flow may develop singularities in vorticity w. Navier-Stokes viscosity provides a dissipative regularization. We find a local, conservative regularization - lambda^2 w times curl(w) of compressible flow and compressible MHD: a three dimensional analogue of the KdV regularization of the one dimensional kinematic wave equation. The regulator lambda is a field subject to the constitutive relation lambda^2 rho = constant. Lambda is like a position-dependent mean-free path. Our regularization preserves Galilean, parity and time-reversal symmetries. We identify locally conserved energy, helicity, linear and angular momenta and boundary conditions ensuring their global conservation. Enstrophy is shown to remain bounded. A swirl velocity field is identified, which transports w/rho and B/rho generalizing the Kelvin-Helmholtz and Alfven theorems. A Hamiltonian and Poisson bracket formulation is given. The regularized equations are used to model a rotating vortex, channel flow, plane flow, a plane vortex ...

  17. Analysis of Local Retail Market for Catfish and Crawfish. 

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    Capps, Oral Jr.; Lambregts, Johannes Adrianus

    1990-01-01

    Southern Regional Aquaculture Center I I ~\\ '?7 B-16~ SRAC No. 512 November 1990 :1. o' Analysis of a Local Retail Market for Catfish and Crawfish The Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Charles J. Arntzen, Director The Texas A...&M University System College -station, Texas (Blank Page In 0 -rigiaal BuDetinl ? 7 . k. :i'; ;:: ~?- .? ,.: t : .. '? Analysis of a Local Retail Market for Catfish and Crawfish Oral Capps, Jr. and Johannes Adrianus Lambregts1 1Respectively...

  18. Composition of carcasses and retail cuts from lightweight heifers 

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    Guzman Mirabal, Luis Alejandro

    1986-01-01

    of the Journal of Animal Science. possibility for marketing beef using private branding. This system allows the packer to characterize a particular type of carcass, primal cut or retail cut, and to obtain permission to use the label "lean" on the product...COMPOSITION OF CARCASSES AND RETAIL CUTS FROM LIGHTWEIGHT HEIFERS A Thesis by LUIS ALEJANDRO GUZMAN MIRABAL Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER...

  19. Retail Shelf-life Characteristics of Dry-aged Beef 

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    Ulbrich, Carson

    2010-07-14

    SCHOLAR A Senior Scholars Thesis by CARSON JOSEPH ULBRICH RETAIL SHELF-LIFE CHARACTERISTICS OF DRY-AGED BEEF Approved by: Research Advisors: Jeffrey W. Savell Davey B. Griffin Associate Dean for Undergraduate Research: Robert C. Webb... ULBRICH iii ABSTRACT Retail Shelf-Life Characteristics of Dry-Aged Beef. (April 2010) Carson Joseph Ulbrich Department of Animal Science Texas A&M University Research Advisors: Drs. Jeffrey W. Savell and Davey B. Griffin Department...

  20. Trends in demand for retail and wholesale cuts of meat 

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    Holloway, David Wayne

    1990-01-01

    TRENDS IN DEMAND FOR RETAIL AND WHOLESALE CUTS OF MEAT A Thesis by DAVID WAYNE HOLLOWAY Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... December 1990 Major Subject: Agricultural Economics TRENDS IN DEMAND FOR RETAIL AND WHOLESALE CUTS OF MEAT A Thesis by DAVID WAYNE HOLLOWAY Approved as to style and content by: Donald E. Farris (Chair of Committee) Carl E. Shafer (Member) Rudo J...

  1. Retail Buildings: Assessing and Reducing Plug and Process Loads in Retail Buildings (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2013-04-01

    Plug and process loads (PPLs) in commercial buildings account for almost 5% of U.S. primary energy consumption. Minimizing these loads is a primary challenge in the design and operation of an energy-efficient building. PPLs are not related to general lighting, heating, ventilation, cooling, and water heating, and typically do not provide comfort to the occupants. They use an increasingly large fraction of the building energy use pie because the number and variety of electrical devices have increased along with building system efficiency. Reducing PPLs is difficult because energy efficiency opportunities and the equipment needed to address PPL energy use in retail spaces are poorly understood.

  2. Regularization Predicts While Discovering Taxonomy

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    Mroueh, Youssef

    2011-06-03

    In this work we discuss a regularization framework to solve multi-category when the classes are described by an underlying class taxonomy. In particular we discuss how to learn the class taxonomy while learning a multi-category ...

  3. POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM #31 - Procedures for Regularizing...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    1 - Procedures for Regularizing Illegal Appointments POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM 31 - Procedures for Regularizing Illegal Appointments As part of the Department's ongoing effort to...

  4. Retail of the future : O2O or O&O?

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    Somani, Vaibhav, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2015-01-01

    Retail industry has transformed in the first decade of this century and new trends continue to disrupt it. Rise of the online channel has pushed the entire retail industry to innovate and think of novel ways to attract and ...

  5. Why do we need electricity retailers?; or, can you get it cheaper wholesale?

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    Joskow, Paul L.

    2000-01-01

    The opportunities for retail electricity competition to provide new value-added services to retail electricity consumers are discussed. The physical attributes of electricity supply make many of the traditional "convenience ...

  6. Retail sales forecast : a cross sectional approach for real investment strategy

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    Kong, Ai, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2008-01-01

    The intent of this thesis is to identify the demand drivers for ten retail sub-categories in the US and develop an understanding of how to best use this information to make better retail real estate investment decisions. ...

  7. The growth of retail REITs : an exploration of current practices and implications

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    Toth, A. Eric (Anthony Eric), 1971-

    2003-01-01

    This study is an exploration of the current growth activity of retail real estate investment trusts (REITs). The specific questions to be explored are: How are retail REITs currently growing, how is this growth being ...

  8. Retail Lamps Study 3.2: Lumen and Chromaticity Maintenance of...

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

    Retail Lamps Study 3.2: Lumen and Chromaticity Maintenance of LED A Lamps Operated in Steady-State Conditions Retail Lamps Study 3.2: Lumen and Chromaticity Maintenance of LED A...

  9. E85 Retail Business Case: When and Why to Sell E85

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    Johnson, C.; Melendez, M.

    2007-12-01

    NREL developed a model to test the investment profitability of adding E85 to retail stations. This report discusses this model and how retailers can make E85 a profitable business venture.

  10. Retail Lamps Study 3.1: Dimming, Flicker, and Power Quality Characteristics of LED A Lamps.

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    Royer, Michael P.; Poplawski, Michael E.; Brown, Charles C.

    2014-12-14

    To date, all three reports in the retail lamps series have focused on basic performance parameters, such as lumen output, efficacy, and color quality. This report goes a step further, examining the photoelectric characteristics (i.e., dimming and flicker) of a subset of lamps from CALiPER Retails Lamps Study 3. Specifically, this report focuses on the dimming, power quality, and flicker characteristics of 14 LED A lamps, as controlled by four different retail-available dimmers. The results demonstrate notable variation across the various lamps, but little variation between the four dimmers. Overall, the LED lamps: ~tended to have higher relative light output compared to the incandescent and halogen benchmark at the same dimmer output signal (RMS voltage). The lamps’ dimming curves (i.e., the relationship between control signal and relative light output) ranged from linear to very similar to the square-law curve typical of an incandescent lamp. ~generally exhibited symmetrical behavior—the same dimming curve—when measured proceeding from maximum to minimum or minimum to maximum control signal. ~mostly dimmed below 10% of full light output, with some exceptions for specific lamp and dimmer combinations ~exhibited a range of flicker characteristics, with many comparing favorably to the level typical of a magnetically-ballasted fluorescent lamp through at least a majority of the dimming range. ~ always exceeded the relative (normalized) efficacy over the dimming range of the benchmark lamps, which rapidly decline in efficacy when they are dimmed. This report generally does not attempt to rank the performance of one product compared to another, but instead focuses on the collective performance of the group versus conventional incandescent or halogen lamps, the performance of which is likely to be the baseline for a majority of consumers. Undoubtedly, some LED lamps perform better—or more similar to conventional lamps—than others. Some perform desirably for one characteristic, but not others. Consumers (and specifiers) may have a hard time distinguishing better-performing lamps from one another; at this time, physical experimentation is likely the best evaluation tool.

  11. Retail Demand Response in Southwest Power Pool

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    Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Heffner, Grayson; Goldman, Charles

    2009-01-30

    In 2007, the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) formed the Customer Response Task Force (CRTF) to identify barriers to deploying demand response (DR) resources in wholesale markets and develop policies to overcome these barriers. One of the initiatives of this Task Force was to develop more detailed information on existing retail DR programs and dynamic pricing tariffs, program rules, and utility operating practices. This report describes the results of a comprehensive survey conducted by LBNL in support of the Customer Response Task Force and discusses policy implications for integrating legacy retail DR programs and dynamic pricing tariffs into wholesale markets in the SPP region. LBNL conducted a detailed survey of existing DR programs and dynamic pricing tariffs administered by SPP's member utilities. Survey respondents were asked to provide information on advance notice requirements to customers, operational triggers used to call events (e.g. system emergencies, market conditions, local emergencies), use of these DR resources to meet planning reserves requirements, DR resource availability (e.g. seasonal, annual), participant incentive structures, and monitoring and verification (M&V) protocols. Nearly all of the 30 load-serving entities in SPP responded to the survey. Of this group, fourteen SPP member utilities administer 36 DR programs, five dynamic pricing tariffs, and six voluntary customer response initiatives. These existing DR programs and dynamic pricing tariffs have a peak demand reduction potential of 1,552 MW. Other major findings of this study are: o About 81percent of available DR is from interruptible rate tariffs offered to large commercial and industrial customers, while direct load control (DLC) programs account for ~;;14percent. o Arkansas accounts for ~;;50percent of the DR resources in the SPP footprint; these DR resources are primarily managed by cooperatives. o Publicly-owned cooperatives accounted for 54percent of the existing DR resources among SPP members. For these entities, investment in DR is often driven by the need to reduce summer peak demand that is used to set demand charges for each distribution cooperative. o About 65-70percent of the interruptible/curtailable tariffs and DLC programs are routinely triggered based on market conditions, not just for system emergencies. Approximately, 53percent of the DR resources are available with less than two hours advance notice and 447 MW can be dispatched with less than thirty minutes notice. o Most legacy DR programs offered a reservation payment ($/kW) for participation; incentive payment levels ranged from $0.40 to $8.30/kW-month for interruptible rate tariffs and $0.30 to $4.60/kW-month for DLC programs. A few interruptible programs offered incentive payments which were explicitly linkedto actual load reductions during events; payments ranged from 2 to 40 cents/kWh for load curtailed.

  12. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: Contractor/Retailer Business Models

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Business models information focused on remodelers, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) contractors, home performance contractors, or retailers.

  13. Wealth Transfers Among Large Customers from Implementing Real-Time Retail Electricity Pricing

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    Borenstein, Severin

    2007-01-01

    for the electrical energy they consume would eliminate theconsume disproportionately at times when the retail price of the energy

  14. Entrepreneurial dreams, harsh realities: Aspirations and mobility in informal and formal retail jobs in Mexico

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    Denham, Diana; Tilly, Chris

    2013-01-01

    modern  retailers such as Walmart dominating the formal other goods, owned by Walmart  California Vinos y Licores 

  15. Energy options: Cogen V and retail wheeling alternatives technical conference

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1996-12-31

    The Energy Options technical conference proceedings contains 265 papers, of which 17 were selected for the database. The conference was split into two primary topics: cogeneration and retail wheeling. Subtopics under cogeneration included: the state of cogeneration in the United States, case studies in facility ownership, fuels considerations for tomorrow, and plant design considerations for cogeneration systems. Retail wheeling alternatives subtopics included U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rulings, end-user options for retail wheeling, deregulation issues, and forecasting of electricity generating costs. Papers not selected for the database, while clearly pertinent topics of interest, consisted of viewgraphs which were judged not to have sufficient technical information and coherence without the corresponding presentation. However, some papers which did consist of viewgraphs were included.

  16. Entrepreneur.com U.S. home-center retailer attitudes, perceptions and

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    Entrepreneur.com U.S. home-center retailer attitudes, perceptions and behaviors regarding forest. In this study, we surveyed the top 500 home-center retailers in the United States to ascertain, and distribution. This study attempts to shed light on the retail distributor of the supply chain, where decisions

  17. 2004 Notes2Providers.doc -1-Notes to Retail Providers

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    with the meter data reported to the system operator (Retail providers that purchase electricity from a power pool2004 Notes2Providers.doc -1- Notes to Retail Providers February 2005 Power Source Disclosure than the California Mix, (Net System Power)i . As a retail provider you are probably aware that all

  18. Northern Colorado Retail Study: A shift-share analysis 2000 to 2010

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    of NoCo's retail markets for the region's stakeholders. The current economic recession has significantly's (NoCo) retail market from a regional perspective by applying industry standard `shift-share' analysis to discover if NoCo's evolving retail markets are a zero-sum game as cities compete for sales tax dollars

  19. THE GEOGRAPHIC EXTENT OF UK RETAIL BANKING MARKETS John K. Ashton

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    Feigon, Brooke

    1 THE GEOGRAPHIC EXTENT OF UK RETAIL BANKING MARKETS by John K. Ashton CCR Working Paper CCR 03-4 Abstract This study examines the geographical extent of UK markets for retail banking services, which Institutions Mortgages Key Terms: Retail Banking: Interest rates: Market Definition: Mortgages Acknowledgements

  20. "The Implementation Challenge of Pricing Decision Support Systems for Retail Managers" Suzanne N. Valentine

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    Faloutsos, Christos

    the retail and consumer goods manufacturer markets finally seem ready for Pricing Decision Support SystemsComment on "The Implementation Challenge of Pricing Decision Support Systems for Retail Managers based on discussions with retailers is that the vendor offerings do differ substantially, both in terms

  1. E-BUSINESS FOR THE ELECTRICITY RETAIL MARKET A Business to Client perspective

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    Monteiro, Edmundo

    E-BUSINESS FOR THE ELECTRICITY RETAIL MARKET A Business to Client perspective Victor Santos ISCAC in the electricity sector. From generation to the final client there are two markets, the wholesale and the retail and in the United States. The goal of this paper is to present a model for the electricity retail market. Several

  2. Pricing of American retail options Christina Burton, McKay Heasley, Jeffrey Humpherys, Jialin Li

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    Humpherys, Jeffrey

    and controlling inventories in a retail market. We propose a new class of American put option contracts. However, to improve market efficiency this option contract allows the retailer to freely adjust the sale]. In the retail markets, merchants hold inventories of goods and services much like investors hold portfolios

  3. THE ELECTRICITY RETAIL MARKET: REQUERIMENTS FOR AN E-BUSINESS SYSTEM

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    Monteiro, Edmundo

    THE ELECTRICITY RETAIL MARKET: REQUERIMENTS FOR AN E-BUSINESS SYSTEM Victor Santos ISCAC takes pace in the wholesale market where the retailers acquire the electricity that will sell of the technological structure for an electricity retail company in a deregulated electricity market are identified

  4. COMPETITION POLICY TOWARDS RETAILERS: SIZE, SELLER MARKET POWER AND BUYER POWER

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    Feigon, Brooke

    1 COMPETITION POLICY TOWARDS RETAILERS: SIZE, SELLER MARKET POWER AND BUYER POWER by Nicola the wholesale price in which retailers serve different distribution markets. The model shows that the current in this practice. JEL: L20; L40. Keywords : Market Definition; Bargaining; Retail Sector. ISSN 1473-8473 #12;2 1

  5. Value-based Customer Grouping from Large Retail Data-sets Alexander Strehl and Joydeep Ghosh

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    Strehl, Alexander

    on a real retail industry data-set of several thousand customers and products, to demonstrate the power of the proposed technique. Keywords: Data mining, clustering, graph partitioning, retail marketing 1. INTRODUCTIONValue-based Customer Grouping from Large Retail Data-sets Alexander Strehl and Joydeep Ghosh

  6. Effects of Price-Responsive Residential Demand on Retail and Wholesale Power Market Operations

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    1 Effects of Price-Responsive Residential Demand on Retail and Wholesale Power Market Operations/C) on integrated retail and wholesale power market operations. The physical operations of the A/C sys- tem, and distribution of electric power was mo- nopolistically controlled by vertically integrated utilities with retail

  7. Integrated Retail and Wholesale Power System Operation with Smart-Grid Functionality

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    of retail and wholesale power markets operating over transmission and distribution networks with smart is the integrated study of retail and wholesale power markets operating over transmis- sion and distribution grids1 Integrated Retail and Wholesale Power System Operation with Smart-Grid Functionality Dionysios

  8. "IdentifyingTwoPartTariffContractswithBuyerPower: EmpiricalEstimationonFoodRetailing"

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    for the ...nal price setting by retailers, for competition and market power analysis. The nature of contracts TSE575 "IdentifyingTwoPartTariffContractswithBuyerPower: EmpiricalEstimationonFoodRetailing price maintenance and allow retailers to have a buyer power determined by the horizontal competition

  9. Thermodynamics of regular black hole

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    Yun Soo Myung; Yong-Wan Kim; Young-Jai Park

    2008-09-21

    We investigate thermodynamics for a magnetically charged regular black hole (MCRBH), which comes from the action of general relativity and nonlinear electromagnetics, comparing with the Reissner-Norstr\\"om (RN) black hole in both four and two dimensions after dimensional reduction. We find that there is no thermodynamic difference between the regular and RN black holes for a fixed charge $Q$ in both dimensions. This means that the condition for either singularity or regularity at the origin of coordinate does not affect the thermodynamics of black hole. Furthermore, we describe the near-horizon AdS$_2$ thermodynamics of the MCRBH with the connection of the Jackiw-Teitelboim theory. We also identify the near-horizon entropy as the statistical entropy by using the AdS$_2$/CFT$_1$ correspondence.

  10. Tanana Chiefs Conference Annual Convention

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Tanana Chiefs Conference is holding its annual convention to discuss issues in the region, hold elections, and adopt resolutions presented by Tribes.

  11. Conventional Hydropower Technologies (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2010-07-01

    The US Department of Energy conducts research on conventional hydropower technologies to increase generation and improve existing means of generating hydroelectricity.

  12. The modern day discount house as a separate retail establishment 

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    Broussard, Carroll James

    1964-01-01

    . Almost any product placed on the market was as; ed of succ"ss. Retail establishments were en- joying i igh profits, and hardly any price competition was apparen , Practically any method of operation was deemed succe. "?- ' 1. Discou-it houses, as well... as other retail es- tablisl . nts, prosp red during this period of a seller' s market. i ng the eai ly 1950's, the demand for consumer good- '~ t followed World War II was almost altogether 10 satisfi i and a buy r's market prevailed. Generally...

  13. M1 Year -Regular Curriculum ^

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    Alford, Simon

    M1 Year - Regular Curriculum ^ Satisfactorily complete all requirements Pass at least 67% of weighted curriculum Take make-up exam(s) or approved summer course Satisfactorily complete all requirements ¹ Fail any requirement ² If No Previous Repeat Year Pass 40% to 66% of weighted curriculum * Students who

  14. Fact #858 February 2, 2015 Retail Gasoline Prices in 2014 Experienced the Largest Decline since 2008 – Dataset

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Excel file with dataset for Retail Gasoline Prices in 2014 Experienced the Largest Decline since 2008

  15. Agent-mediated Integrative Negotiation for Retail Electronic Commerce

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    . Value-Added, Merchant Differentiation and Market Power Although cross-merchant product comparisonsAgent-mediated Integrative Negotiation for Retail Electronic Commerce Robert H. Guttman and Pattie convenience for consumers and yield more efficient markets, today's first-generation shopping agents

  16. Contractual Pricing Problems for Retail Distribution under Different Channel Structures 

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    Zhao, Su

    2014-12-09

    a coordination contract. Also, a coordination contract is said to achieve the so-called channel coordination objective. In this context, we consider supplier-buyer (e.g., manufacturer-retailer) systems and take into account a recent trend shifting...

  17. CALiPER Exploratory Study Retail Replacement Lamps – 2011

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    2012-04-02

    In 2010, CALiPER conducted a study on LED replacement lamps found in retail stores. The results were less than satisfactory, and many products were classified as being unlikely to meet consumer expectations. In November 2011, CALiPER purchased a new sample of products for a follow-up study, with the intent of characterizing the progress of this essential market segment.

  18. MFR PAPER 987 During 1968-1971, retail prices

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    MFR PAPER 987 During 1968-1971, retail prices of fish products rose faster than beef or poultry price.;. Here an economist discusses where the money goes. Price Spreads of Fish Products Among Producers and Distributors ERWIN S. PENN ABSTRACT The rapid increase off ish prices has recenfly caused

  19. Sandia Energy - Conventional Water Power: Technology Development

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

    Technology Development Home Stationary Power Energy Conversion Efficiency Water Power Conventional Water Power: Technology Development Conventional Water Power: Technology...

  20. ITCN 49th Annual Convention

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    The Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Inc. will be hosting its 49th Annual Convention, themed "Making a Difference for Nevada Tribes," December 8-11, 2014 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks, Nevada.

  1. Tropical bases by regular projections

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    Hept, Kerstin

    2007-01-01

    We consider the tropical variety $\\mathcal{T}(I)$ of a prime ideal $I$ generated by the polynomials $f_1, ..., f_r$ and revisit the regular projection technique introduced by Bieri and Groves from a computational point of view. In particular, we show that $I$ has a short tropical basis of cardinality at most $r + \\codim I + 1$ at the price of increased degrees, and we provide a computational description of these bases.

  2. On the regular slice spectral sequence

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    Ullman, John Richard

    2013-01-01

    In this thesis, we analyze a variant of the slice spectral sequence of [HHR (or SSS) called the regular slice spectral sequence (or RSSS). This latter spectral sequence is defined using only the regular slice cells. We ...

  3. Adaptive complexity regularization for linear inverse problems

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    Loubes, Jean-Michel

    2008-01-01

    We tackle the problem of building adaptive estimation procedures for ill-posed inverse problems. For general regularization methods depending on tuning parameters, we construct a penalized method that selects the optimal smoothing sequence without prior knowledge of the regularity of the function to be estimated. We provide for such estimators oracle inequalities and optimal rates of convergence. This penalized approach is applied to Tikhonov regularization and to regularization by projection.

  4. Arithmetic completely regular codes J. H. Koolen

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    Martin, Bill

    Arithmetic completely regular codes J. H. Koolen W. S. Lee W. J. Martin December 4, 2013 Abstract In this paper, we explore completely regular codes in the Hamming graphs and related graphs. Experimental evidence suggests that many completely regular codes have the property that the eigenvalues of the code

  5. Will electricity market reform likely reduce retail rates?

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    Woo, C.K.; Zarnikau, Jay

    2009-03-15

    To win public support, proponents for electricity market reform to introduce competition often promise that the post-reform retail rates will be lower than the average embedded cost rates that would have prevailed under the status quo of a regulated monopoly. A simple economic analysis shows that such a promise is unlikely to occur without the critical assumption that the post-reform market has marginal costs below average costs. (author)

  6. Consumer Convenience and the Availability of Retail Stations as a Market Barrier for Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Preprint

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    Melaina, M.; Bremson, J.; Solo, K.

    2013-01-01

    The availability of retail stations can be a significant barrier to the adoption of alternative fuel light-duty vehicles in household markets. This is especially the case during early market growth when retail stations are likely to be sparse and when vehicles are dedicated in the sense that they can only be fuelled with a new alternative fuel. For some bi-fuel vehicles, which can also fuel with conventional gasoline or diesel, limited availability will not necessarily limit vehicle sales but can limit fuel use. The impact of limited availability on vehicle purchase decisions is largely a function of geographic coverage and consumer perception. In this paper we review previous attempts to quantify the value of availability and present results from two studies that rely upon distinct methodologies. The first study relies upon stated preference data from a discrete choice survey and the second relies upon a station clustering algorithm and a rational actor value of time framework. Results from the two studies provide an estimate of the discrepancy between stated preference cost penalties and a lower bound on potential revealed cost penalties.

  7. Considerations for centralized packaging of beef retail cuts / by Davey Brian Griffin 

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    Griffin, Davey Brian

    1981-01-01

    palatability attributes must be answered before the retail industry regards vacuum packaged retail cuts as a viable means of marketing fresh beef. The present study was conducted to compare physical and sensory characteristics of beef loin steaks packaged...CONSIDERATIONS FOR CENTRALIZED PACKAGING OF BEEF RETAIL CUTS A Thesis by DAVEY BRIAN GRIFFIN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December...

  8. Quadratic Regularization Design for 3D Axial CT Jang Hwan Cho and Jeffrey A. Fessler

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    Fessler, Jeffrey A.

    conventional filtered back-projection (FBP) re- construction [1]. Regularized image reconstruction methods, such as penalized weighted least squares (PWLS) method or a penalized-likelihood (PL) method, provide noise control Impulse Response Consider a penalized weighted least squares (PWLS) objec- tive function of the form (x

  9. Corrected form of the first law of thermodynamics for regular black holes

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    Meng-Sen Ma; Ren Zhao

    2014-11-04

    We show by explicit computations that there is a superficial inconsistency between the conventional first law of black hole thermodynamics and Bekenstein-Hawking area law for three types of regular black holes. The corrected form of the first law for these regular black holes is given. The derivation relies on the general structure of the energy-momentum tensor of the matter fields. When the black hole mass parameter $M$ is included in the energy-momentum tensor, the conventional form of the first law should be modified with an extra factor. In this case, the black hole mass $M$ can no longer be considered as the internal energy of the regular black holes.

  10. Audio Engineering Society Convention Paper

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    , Poland This Convention paper was selected based on a submitted abstract and 750-word precis that have the sound quality of a music performer in real-time. It consists of a software tool that computes a score is carried out to assess the correlation between systems predictions and musicians criteria. Results show

  11. Edgeworth Price Cycles, Cost-based Pricing and Sticky Pricing in Retail Gasoline Markets

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    Noel, Michael

    2004-01-01

    Robbery, An Analysis of the Gasoline Crisis”, Bloomington:Dynamic Pricing in Retail gasoline Markets”, RAND Journal ofR. Gilbert. “Do Gasoline Markets Respond Asymmetrically to

  12. Asymmetric Price Adjustment and Consumer Search: An Examination of the Retail Gasoline Market

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    Lewis, Matt

    2004-01-01

    and R. Gilbert (1997) “Do Gasoline Prices Respond Asymmet-George. (2004) “Retail Gasoline Price Dynamics and LocalAsymmetries in Local Gasoline Markets” Energy Economics

  13. Building Out Alternative Fuel Retail Infrastructure: Government Fleet Spillovers in E85

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    Corts, Kenneth S.

    2009-01-01

    Case: When and Why to Sell E85,” National Renewable EnergyRenewable Energy Laboratory of the DOE distributes a publication entitled “E85 Retail Business Case:

  14. Sandia Energy - Conventional Water Power: Market Acceleration

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

    Market Acceleration Home Stationary Power Energy Conversion Efficiency Water Power Conventional Water Power: Market Acceleration Conventional Water Power: Market AccelerationTara...

  15. Japanese Ratify Convention on Supplementary Compensation for...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Japanese Ratify Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC) Japanese Ratify Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC) January 15, 2015...

  16. Dr. StrangeBox or : how I learned to stop worrying and love urban big box retail

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    Press, Jared Harding

    2013-01-01

    Over the past decade, Big Box retailers have been trying to tap into urban markets after years of explicitly avoiding them in favor of suburban environments. In the past few years, retailers have begun experimenting with ...

  17. Vertical Relationships and Competition in Retail Gasoline Markets: An Empirical Evidence from Contract Changes in Southern California

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    Hastings, Justine

    2000-01-01

    Margaret E. “Vancouver's Gasoline-Price Wars: An EmpiricalEvidence from Retail Gasoline Markets” Journal of Law,The Case of Retail Gasoline Markets” Journal of Law and

  18. Does mix matter? : comparing the performance of mixed-use and single-use retail clusters during an economic downturn

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    Edwards, Caroline (Caroline Todd)

    2011-01-01

    Retail development in suburban locations has long been dominated by retail "strips" along major roadways and large, enclosed shopping malls. More compact, planned alternatives to sprawl development have been gaining in ...

  19. Total-Variation Regularized Numerical Differentiation, Version...

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

    the derivative of a function specified by noisy data using regularization to suppress noise amplification. September 24, 2013 software Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center...

  20. Unbiased Volumetric Registration via Nonlinear Elastic Regularization

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    Ferguson, Thomas S.

    Unbiased Volumetric Registration via Nonlinear Elastic Regularization Igor Yanovsky1 , Carole Le elasticity method was tested using volumetric serial magnetic resonance images and shown to have some

  1. Geographic scope, scale, and local social structure: Survival of chain and independent retailers in California, 1990-2004

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    MacGregor, Nydia Marie

    2011-01-01

    by   the   Industrial   Revolution   and   the  to   the   industrial   revolution,   the   retailing  wrought   by  the  Industrial  Revolution  in  the  United  

  2. Integrated Retail and Wholesale (IRW) Power System Operations with Smart-Grid Functionality

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    Integrated Retail and Wholesale (IRW) Power System Operations with Smart-Grid Functionality Leigh-NE, MISO, XM, RTE, MEC IRW Project: Integrated Retail/Wholesale Power System Operation with Smart-Grid Functionality 3 #12;4 Meaning of "Smart Grid Functionality"? For our project purposes: Smart-grid functionality

  3. Integrated Retail and Wholesale Power System Operation with Smart-Grid Functionality

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    1 Integrated Retail and Wholesale Power System Operation with Smart-Grid Functionality Dionysios of retail and wholesale power markets operating over transmission and distribution networks with smart-grid with "smart-grid functionality." By smart-grid functionality we mean service-oriented grid enhancements

  4. Analysis of Competitive Electricity Markets under a New Model of Real-Time Retail Pricing with

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    Bhatia, Sangeeta

    Analysis of Competitive Electricity Markets under a New Model of Real-Time Retail Pricing with Ex@tum.de Abstract--In this paper, we propose a new real-time retail pricing model characterized by ex and robustness properties than pure exant´e pricing. Index Terms--Real-Time Pricing, Market Stability, Economic

  5. Integrated Retail and Wholesale (IRW) Power System Operations with Smart-Grid Functionality

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    Integrated Retail and Wholesale (IRW) Power System Operations with Smart-Grid Functionality Leigh-NE, MISO, XM, RTE, MEC IRW Project: Integrated Retail/Wholesale Power System Operation with Smart on business practices manuals for restructured North American electric power markets Realistically rendered

  6. A conceptual framework to understand retailers' logistics1 and transport organization illustrated for groceries' goods2

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A conceptual framework to understand retailers' logistics1 and transport organization ­ illustrated38 * Corresponding author9 10 11 1 IFSTTAR,12 Production Systems, logistics, Transport Organisation as retailers, through in-house or51 outsourced logistics deliveries to points of sale, have a high share

  7. NIST Handbook 112 (2015) EPO No. 22 Retail Motor-Fuel Dispensers Blended Products

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    2015-01-01

    NIST Handbook 112 (2015) EPO No. 22 ­ Retail Motor-Fuel Dispensers ­ Blended Products RMFD - Blenders (Rev 09/14) DRAFT Page 1 of 12 2015 NIST EPO No. 22 Examination Procedure Outline for Retail Motor-Fuel, and consoles. For non-blending single, dual, and multi-product dispensers, see EPO No. 21. Nonretroactive

  8. A Continuous-Review Inventory Model with Disruptions at Both Supplier and Retailer

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    Snyder, Larry

    A Continuous-Review Inventory Model with Disruptions at Both Supplier and Retailer Lian Qi disruptions both internally and externally (from its supplier). We formulate the expected inventory cost the retailer to the supplier. Computational experiments provide additional insight into the problem

  9. A Model of Vertical Restriction and Equilibrium in Retailing

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    Bittlingmayer, George

    1983-10-01

    , Loschian competition implies relatively s teep demand curves , because each retailer imagines himself to be operat ing in an exclusive market area with no competit ion at the borders . In contras t , Hotelling-Smithies competi t ion implies flatter... te to all who maintained that p r i c e " (Haney 1913, p . 159). While it might be argued that the manufac turer , who had a very large market share at this t ime, was the ca t ' s -paw for a wholesalers ' cartel, another sensible explana­ tion...

  10. Mercantile (Retail Other Than Mall) | 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 QA:QAsource History ViewMayo, Maryland: Energy Resources Jump to:ElectricCoordinationMenomonie,Enclosed and StripRetail

  11. A Look at Retail and Service Buildings - Index Page

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet)Decade Year-0ProvedDecade Year-0Cubic MonthlyTechnicalRetail and Services Home: A

  12. Hess Retail Natural Gas and Elec. Acctg. (Maryland) | Open 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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsource History View NewGuam: Energyarea, CaliforniaHess Retail Natural Gas and

  13. Hess Retail Natural Gas and Elec. Acctg. (Pennsylvania) | Open Energy

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    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 QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsource History View NewGuam: Energyarea, CaliforniaHess Retail Natural Gas

  14. An Agent-Based Test Bed for the Integrated Study of Retail and Wholesale Power System Operations

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    study of retail and wholesale power markets operating over transmission and distribution networks ABM test-bed experiments. 2. PROJECT DESCRIPTION Retail and wholesale power market operationsAn Agent-Based Test Bed for the Integrated Study of Retail and Wholesale Power System Operations D

  15. Optimal Power Flow Formulation in Market of Retail Wheeling Taiyou Yong, Student Member, IEEE Robert Lasseter, Fellow, IEEE

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    Optimal Power Flow Formulation in Market of Retail Wheeling Taiyou Yong, Student Member, IEEE distribution in the new retail wheeling market. Formation of optimal power flow (OPF) problem, in which concerns on optimal power flow arise in the retail wheeling market. In the deregulated power system

  16. Checkpointing strategies with prediction windows Regular paper

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Checkpointing strategies with prediction windows Regular paper Guillaume Aupy1,3, Yves Robert1, a regular mode outside prediction windows, and a proactive mode inside prediction windows, whenever the size of these windows is large enough. We are able to compute the best period for any size of the prediction windows

  17. Conventional power sources for colliders

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    Allen, M.A.

    1987-07-01

    At SLAC we are developing high peak-power klystrons to explore the limits of use of conventional power sources in future linear colliders. In an experimental tube we have achieved 150 MW at 1 ..mu..sec pulse width at 2856 MHz. In production tubes for SLAC Linear Collider (SLC) we routinely achieve 67 MW at 3.5 ..mu..sec pulse width and 180 pps. Over 200 of the klystrons are in routine operation in SLC. An experimental klystron at 8.568 GHz is presently under construction with a design objective of 30 MW at 1 ..mu..sec. A program is starting on the relativistic klystron whose performance will be analyzed in the exploration of the limits of klystrons at very short pulse widths.

  18. Continuum regularization of gauge theory with fermions

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    Chan, H.S.

    1987-03-01

    The continuum regularization program is discussed in the case of d-dimensional gauge theory coupled to fermions in an arbitrary representation. Two physically equivalent formulations are given. First, a Grassmann formulation is presented, which is based on the two-noise Langevin equations of Sakita, Ishikawa and Alfaro and Gavela. Second, a non-Grassmann formulation is obtained by regularized integration of the matter fields within the regularized Grassmann system. Explicit perturbation expansions are studied in both formulations, and considerable simplification is found in the integrated non-Grassmann formalism.

  19. Conventional regression models Auto-generated units

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    McCullagh, Peter

    Conventional regression models Auto-generated units Consequences of auto-generation Arguments pro-generated units #12;Conventional regression models Auto-generated units Consequences of auto-generation Arguments pro and con Outline 1 Conventional regression models Gaussian models Binary regression model

  20. Conventional regression models Auto-generated units

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    McCullagh, Peter

    Conventional regression models Auto-generated units Consequences of auto-generation Inference Royal Statistical Society Feb 6, 2008 Peter McCullagh Auto-generated units #12;Conventional regression Conventional regression models Gaussian models Binary regression model Properties of regression models Problems

  1. Coordination of Retail Demand Response with Midwest ISO Markets

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    Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Goldman, Charles; Heffner, Grayson; Sedano, Richard

    2008-05-27

    The Organization of Midwest ISO States (OMS) launched the Midwest Demand Resource Initiative (MWDRI) in 2007 to identify barriers to deploying demand response (DR) resources in the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) region and develop policies to overcome them. The MWDRI stakeholders decided that a useful initial activity would be to develop more detailed information on existing retail DR programs and dynamic pricing tariffs, program rules, and utility operating practices. This additional detail could then be used to assess any"seams issues" affecting coordination and integration of retail DR resources with MISO's wholesale markets. Working with state regulatory agencies, we conducted a detailed survey of existing DR programs, dynamic pricing tariffs, and their features in MISO states. Utilities were asked to provide information on advance notice requirements to customers, operational triggers used to call events (e.g. system emergencies, market conditions, local emergencies), use of these DR resources to meet planning reserves requirements, DR resource availability (e.g., seasonal, annual), participant incentive structures, and monitoring and verification (M&V) protocols. This report describes the results of this comprehensive survey and discusses policy implications for integrating legacy retail DR programs and dynamic pricing tariffs into organized wholesale markets. Survey responses from 37 MISO members and 4 non-members provided information on 141 DR programs and dynamic pricing tariffs with a peak load reduction potential of 4,727 MW of retail DR resource. Major findings of this study area:- About 72percent of available DR is from interruptible rate tariffs offered to large commercial and industrial customers, while direct load control (DLC) programs account for ~;;18percent. Almost 90percent of the DR resources included in this survey are provided by investor-owned utilities. - Approximately, 90percent of the DR resources are available with less than two hours advance notice and over 1,900 MW can be dispatched on less than thirty minutes notice. These legacy DR programs are increasingly used by utilities for economic in addition to reliability purposes, with over two-thirds (68percent) of these programs callable based on market conditions. - Approximately 60percent of DLC programs and 30percent of interruptible rate programs called ten or more DR events in 2006. Despite the high frequency of DR events, customer complaints remained low. The use of economic criteria to trigger DR events and the flexibility to trigger a large number of events suggests that DR resources can help improve the efficiency of MISO wholesale markets. - Most legacy DR programs offered a reservation payment ($/kW) for participation; incentive payment levels averaged about $5/kW-month for interruptible rate tariffs and $6/kW-month for DLC programs. Few programs offered incentive payments that were explicitly linked to actual load reductions during events and at least 27 DR programs do not have penalties for non-performance. - Measurement and verification (M&V) protocols to estimate load impacts vary significantly across MISO states. Almost half of the DR programs have not been evaluated in recent times and thus performance data for DR events is not available. For many DLC programs, M&V protocols may need to be enhancedin order to allow participation in MISO's proposed EDR schedule. System operators and planners will need to develop more accurate estimates of the load reduced capability and actual performance.

  2. Regularization of Tunneling Rates with Quantum Chaos

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    Pecora, Louis M; Wu, Dong-Ho

    2012-01-01

    We study tunneling in various shaped, closed, two-dimensional, flat potential, double wells by calculating the energy splitting between symmetric and anti-symmetric state pairs. For shapes that have regular or nearly regular classical behavior (e.g. rectangular or circular) the tunneling rates vary greatly over wide ranges often by several orders of magnitude. However, for well shapes that admit more classically chaotic behavior (e.g. the stadium, the Sinai billiard) the range of tunneling rates narrows, often by orders of magnitude. This dramatic narrowing appears to come from destabilization of periodic orbits in the regular wells that produce the largest and smallest tunneling rates and causes the splitting vs. energy relation to take on a possibly universal shape. It is in this sense that we say the quantum chaos regularizes the tunneling rates.

  3. REGULAR ARTICLE Warming and increased precipitation frequency

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    Neher, Deborah A.

    REGULAR ARTICLE Warming and increased precipitation frequency on the Colorado Plateau: implications in temperature and precipitation are expected to influence ecosystem processes worldwide. Despite their globally how increased temperature and frequency of summertime precipitation affect the contributions of crust

  4. Retail risk management pricing electricity to manage customer risk

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    Mauldin, M.G.

    1997-06-01

    In the environment of direct customer access and supplier choice that is coming, experience teaches that customers will value the opportunity to control their price risk in a variety of ways. Suppliers that are sensitive to this desire and the varied ways of meeting it will have a distinct advantage. Large electricity customers are clearly awaiting the day the monopoly floodgates open because they believe cheap electricity from alternate suppliers will become available to them. But access and choice will mean more to utility retail customers than just the potential availability of low cost power. It will mean that customers will have the purchasing power to demand exactly what they want from their electricity provider. Some customers will want the lowest cost power available, which may mean that they purchase directly from the spot market. Others will want to use their new-found clout to purchase power of a certain guaranteed quality or reliability level, or to purchase on a pricing plan that fits their needs. For instance, business customers that sell goods under fixed price contracts may want to purchase electricity at a price that is fixed for a certain period - perhaps a quarter of a year. This article focuses on products that protect customers from the price risk they would face if they purchased directly from the spot market. First, it will address examples of products that are used to protect against price risk in the gas market, because these products indicate the type of offerings that may help electric customers manage price risks. Next, the article will highlight findings on desires of customers in the electricity market, and provide an overview of utility tariffs that can help customers control their price risk. Finally, it will discuss approaches that can be used to price these retail risk management products.

  5. Path and place : a study of urban geometry and retail activity in Cambridge and Somerville, MA

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    Sevtsuk, Andres

    2010-01-01

    This dissertation investigates retail location patterns in urban settings -- a domain that has received relatively little attention in recent decades. We analyze which land use, urban form, and agglomeration factors explain ...

  6. Market research of commercial recommendation engines for online and offline retail

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    Duan, Yaoyao Clare

    2014-01-01

    In the era of big data and predictive analytics, recommendation systems or recommendation engines that recommend merchandise or service offerings based on individual preferences have had a revolutionary impact on retail ...

  7. Big box, no more quick fixes : a historical account of consumption, retail and discount shopping typologies

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    Scanlon, Erik R

    2011-01-01

    As of 2011, the fastest growing sectors of the American economy are related to, or directly involved in the retail business. The conditions which led to this phenomenon are rooted in the fundamental precepts of capitalism, ...

  8. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A HIGHLY MODIFIABLE RETAIL E-COMMERCE WEBSITE

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    Soenen, Mark

    2008-07-22

    The availability, modifiability, and performance of retail e-commerce websites(RECWEB) is greatly impacted by seasonal constraints. For many RECWEB, half of the calendar year is comprised of holidays and seasons. Spikes in website traffic...

  9. Exploring online retailing strategies : case studies of leading firms in the U.S. and China

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    Chen, Jian, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management

    2012-01-01

    Online retailing has been a significant part of people's daily life. Research shows that 85% of internet users have purchased online. In China, with the increased penetration rate of internet and adoption of online payment, ...

  10. Assessing the viability of lifestyle retail development as a traditional town center

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    Torino, Roger

    2005-01-01

    The lifestyle center, a recently emerged real estate retail product, is the culmination of shifts in cultural attitudes, real estate economic trends, and changes in the role of local government on the development of built ...

  11. Dynamic retail assortment models with demand learning for seasonal consumer goods

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    Caro, Felipe

    2005-01-01

    The main research question we explore in this dissertation is: How should a retailer modify its product assortment over time in order to maximize overall profits for a given selling season? Historically, long development, ...

  12. Asymmetric Price Adjustment and Consumer Search: An Examination of the Retail Gasoline Market

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    Lewis, Matt

    2003-01-01

    Adjustment of U.K. Retail Gasoline Prices to Cost Changes. ”C. and R. Gilbert (1997) “Do Gasoline Prices Respond Asym-Asymmetries in Local Gasoline Markets” Energy Economics

  13. Asymmetric Price Adjustment and Consumer Search: An Examination of the Retail Gasoline Industry

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    Lewis, Matt

    2003-01-01

    Adjustment of U.K. Retail Gasoline Prices to Cost Changes. ”C. and R. Gilbert (1997) “Do Gasoline Prices Respond Asym-Asymmetries in Local Gasoline Markets” Energy Economics

  14. The Beef Nutrient Database Improvement Project: Retail Cuts From the Rib and Plate 

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    May, Laura

    2011-02-22

    The purpose of this study was to collect and analyze retail cuts from the beef rib and plate that had been identified as needing nutrient composition updates in the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National ...

  15. Inductive Causation on Strategic Behavior: The Case of Retailer and Manufacturer Pricing 

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    Fraire Dominguez, Francisco

    2011-02-22

    of our sample. Of these price leaderships, 70 percent elicit Manufacturer Stackelberg relationships which tend to be associated with manufacturers that hold big market shares, 25 percent elicit Retailer Stackelbergs which seem to be associated...

  16. Woodward Avenue, Detroit : a pedestrian zone for a changing downtown retail street

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    Lewis, Philip Strickland

    1981-01-01

    The thesis studies the changing direction of Detroit's central downtown shopping street, Woodward Avenue. During the last two decades, Woodward Avenue has lost most of its retail market to suburban shopping centers. The ...

  17. Foreign Direct Investment in Food Retailing: The Case of the People’s Republic of China 

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    Au-Yeung, Amelia Y.S.

    Foreign direct investment (FDI) in food retailing has generated a considerable amount of attention in both the media and the business world throughout the 199Os, with a strong focus on Asian and Central and Eastern ...

  18. Partial regularity for Monge-Ampère type equations

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    2013-11-07

    Nov 16, 2013 ... standing their regularity is an important question. In particular, this kind of equations arises in the regularity theory of optimal transport maps.

  19. an epiperimetric inequality approach to the regularity of the free ...

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    2015-01-26

    An epiperimetric inequality for the Signorini problem. 18. 7. C1,? regularity of the regular part of the free boundary. 28. References. 39. 1. Introduction. 1.1.

  20. Packaging and fabrication systems for extending storage life and subsequent retail caselife of pork 

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    Rape, Steven Wayne

    1973-01-01

    PACKAGING AND FABRICATION SYSTEMS FOR EXTENDING STORAGE LIFE AND SUBSEQUENT RETAIL CASELIPE OF PORK A Thesis STEVEN WAYNE RAPE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment to the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1973 Major Subject: Animal Science (Meat Science) PACKAGING AND FABRICATION SYSTEMS FOR EXTENDING STORAGE LIFE AND SUBSEQUENT RETAIL CASELIFE OF PORK A Thesis by STEVEN WAYNE RAPE Approved as to style and content by...

  1. Retail market test: An in-depth evaluation of a new product concept for lamb. 

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    Naylor, Robert Kenneth

    1967-01-01

    19 Objectives and Related Hypotheses 21 IV LITEPATSLRE REVIEW 24 Retail Market Tests 25 Matched-lot controlled experiments 25 Test store versus control store experiments. . 27 Latin-square experiments . . . , . ~ . , 28 Factorial experiments 28... Multiple covariance analysis Field Organization for the Market Test 50 50 VI THE RETAIL STORE TEST 52 General Consumer Awareness 52 General Sales Analysis Lamb sales analysis Summary Pork sales analysis Beef sales analysis 53 53 57 58 59...

  2. Elasticity estimates for individual retail beef cuts using electronic scanner data 

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    Jourdan, Donna Kathryn

    1981-01-01

    'elationship between consumer prices and the quanti- ties of retail food products they purchase has caused the evolution of continuing consumer panels and consumer surveys. Both of these methods provide data that are reflective of current market condi- tions... according to the 1980 Survey of Buying power (Sales & Market- ing Management, 1980). These households had 14. 5 billion dollars in total retail sales; 20 percent of this figure was spent for at home consumption of food, These facts combined...

  3. Conventional Energy Forum & Associated Vertical Business Development...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    & Casino The Office of Indian Energy Tribal Leader Energy Forum on "Conventional Energy (Oil, Gas, and Coal) Forum & Associated Vertical Business Development: Best Practices in...

  4. Comparing Evolvable Hardware to Conventional Classifiers for

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    Glette, Kyrre

    Comparing Evolvable Hardware to Conventional Classifiers for Electromyographic Prosthetic Hand electromyographic (EMG) signals. Such signals consist of a transient phase and a steady state phase. While some

  5. The random lattice as a regularization scheme

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    B. Alles

    1994-12-05

    A semi-analytic method to compute the first coefficients of the renormalization group functions on a random lattice is introduced. It is used to show that the two-dimensional $O(N)$ non-linear $\\sigma$-model regularized on a random lattice has the correct continuum limit. A degree $\\kappa$ of ``randomness'' in the lattice is introduced and an estimate of the ratio $\\Lambda_{random}/\\Lambda_{regular}$ for two rather opposite values of $\\kappa$ in the $\\sigma$-model is also given. This ratio turns out to depend on $\\kappa$.

  6. Retail Beef Tenderness Surveillance: Assessment of Warner-Bratzler Shear, Slice Shear and Sensory Panel Ratings for Beef From US Retail Establishments 

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    Igo, Meagan W

    2013-12-09

    The purpose of this study was to obtain beef top loin steaks (n=1,613) from retail stores in four cities across the United States for WBS, SSF and consumer sensory determinations. The study was conducted over a 12-month period by four universities...

  7. Application of Dynamic Pricing toApplication of Dynamic Pricing to Retail and Supply Chain ManagementRetail and Supply Chain Management

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    Marcotte, Patrice

    profit Variable cost Profit increase of 8.0% Capture 1% price increase Fixed cost Price is the biggestApplication of Dynamic Pricing toApplication of Dynamic Pricing to Retail and Supply Chain OF PRESENTATION ·· The pricing challengeThe pricing challenge ·· The practice of pricingThe practice of pricing

  8. Impact of residential PV adoption on Retail Electricity Rates

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    Cai, DWH; Adlakha, S; Low, SH; De Martini, P; Chandy, KM

    2013-11-01

    The price of electricity supplied from home rooftop photo voltaic (PV) solar cells has fallen below the retail price of grid electricity in some areas. A number of residential households have an economic incentive to install rooftop PV systems and reduce their purchases of electricity from the grid. A significant portion of the costs incurred by utility companies are fixed costs which must be recovered even as consumption falls. Electricity rates must increase in order for utility companies to recover fixed costs from shrinking sales bases. Increasing rates will, in turn, result in even more economic incentives for customers to adopt rooftop PV. In this paper, we model this feedback between PV adoption and electricity rates and study its impact on future PV penetration and net-metering costs. We find that the most important parameter that determines whether this feedback has an effect is the fraction of customers who adopt PV in any year based solely on the money saved by doing so in that year, independent of the uncertainties of future years. These uncertainties include possible changes in rate structures such as the introduction of connection charges, the possibility of PV prices dropping significantly in the future, possible changes in tax incentives, and confidence in the reliability and maintainability of PV. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Conventional regression models Auto-generated units

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    McCullagh, Peter

    Conventional regression models Auto-generated units Consequences of auto-generation Inference regression models Auto-generated units Consequences of auto-generation Inference and prediction Outline 1 Conventional regression models Gaussian models Binary regression model Attenuation of treatment effect Problems

  10. Conventional regression models Auto-generated units

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    McCullagh, Peter

    Conventional regression models Auto-generated units Consequences of auto-generation Inference regression models Auto-generated units Consequences of auto-generation Inference and prediction Outline 1 Conventional regression models Gaussian models Binary regression model Properties of regression models Problems

  11. REGULAR ENTRY IN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DATABASE SYSTEMS

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    Risch, Tore

    network. In a central DBMS the data is managed by one node whereas in a distributed DBMS the data is managed by several nodes. A distributed DBMS is a database manager consisting of several nodes distributed in the network. In a regular distributed DBMS it is up to the database administrator to manually specify how data

  12. Regularization Predicts While Discovering Taxonomy Youssef Mroueh ,

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    Poggio, Tomaso

    Regularization Predicts While Discovering Taxonomy Youssef Mroueh , , Tomaso Poggio , Lorenzo are described by an underlying class taxonomy. In particular we discuss how to learn the class taxonomy while taxonomies that may lead to a more efficient classification are not exploited. Several approaches have been

  13. Regularization of static self-forces

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    Marc Casals; Eric Poisson; Ian Vega

    2012-06-17

    Various regularization methods have been used to compute the self-force acting on a static particle in a static, curved spacetime. Many of these are based on Hadamard's two-point function in three dimensions. On the other hand, the regularization method that enjoys the best justification is that of Detweiler and Whiting, which is based on a four-dimensional Green's function. We establish the connection between these methods and find that they are all equivalent, in the sense that they all lead to the same static self-force. For general static spacetimes, we compute local expansions of the Green's functions on which the various regularization methods are based. We find that these agree up to a certain high order, and conjecture that they might be equal to all orders. We show that this equivalence is exact in the case of ultrastatic spacetimes. Finally, our computations are exploited to provide regularization parameters for a static particle in a general static and spherically-symmetric spacetime.

  14. Nuclear Norm Regularization for Overparametrized Hammerstein Systems

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    Nuclear Norm Regularization for Overparametrized Hammerstein Systems Tillmann Falck, Johan A relaxation we propose the use of nuclear norms [2], instead of using ridge regression. On several simple a generalization performance close to the one obtained by nuclear norms. I. INTRODUCTION The identification

  15. Tenderness Assessment of Beef Steaks from US Foodservice and Retail Establishments Using Warner-Bratzler Shear and Consumer Sensory Panel Ratings 

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    Guelker, Miles

    2012-02-14

    Beef retail steaks from establishments in twelve US cities and beef foodservice steaks from establishments in five US cities were evaluated using Warner-Bratzler shear and consumer sensory panels. Postmortem aging times for retail establishments...

  16. An analysis of current supply chain best practices in the retail industry with case studies of Wal-Mart and Amazon.com

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    Chiles, Colby Ronald

    2005-01-01

    In support of the Supply Chain 2020 Project at MIT, this thesis identifies current best practices in retail industry supply chains, with a specific focus on mass merchandising and Internet retailing. Using a survey of ...

  17. Uncertainties in the Value of Bill Savings from Behind-the-Meter, Residential Photovoltaic Systems: The Roles of Electricity Market Conditions, Retail Rate Design, and Net Metering

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    Darghouth, Naim Richard

    2013-01-01

    electricity markets: Need and design. Utilities Policy 16,market design .Alternative wholesale market design and retail rate

  18. Impact of residential PV adoption on Retail Electricity Rates Desmond W.H. Cai a,n

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    Wierman, Adam

    Impact of residential PV adoption on Retail Electricity Rates Desmond W.H. Cai a,n , Sachin Adlakha reduce their electricity consumption from the grid. Electricity rates must increase for utility) solar cells has fallen below the retail price of grid electricity in some areas. A number of residential

  19. CALiPER Retail Lamps Study 3.1: Dimming, Flicker, and Power Quality Characteristics of LED A Lamps

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    none,

    2014-12-31

    This CALiPER report examines the characteristics of a subset of lamps from CALiPER Retail Lamps Study 3 in more detail. Specifically, it focuses on the dimming, power quality, and flicker characteristics of 14 LED A lamps, as controlled by four different retail-available dimmers.

  20. NIST Handbook 112 (2015) EPO No. 21 Retail Motor-Fuel Dispensers Single, Dual, and Multi-Product (Except Blenders)

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    2015-01-01

    NIST Handbook 112 (2015) EPO No. 21 ­ Retail Motor-Fuel Dispensers ­ Single, Dual, and Multi Procedure Outline for Retail Motor-Fuel Dispensers Single, Dual, and Multi-Product (Except Blenders Motor-Fuel Dispensers ­ Single, Dual, and Multi-Product (Except Blenders) Page 2 of 8 RMFD Non

  1. The Impact of Retail Rate Structures on the Economics of Commercial Photovoltaic Systems in California

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    To achieve a sizable and self-sustaining market for grid-connected, customer-sited photovoltaic (PV) systems, solar will likely need to be competitive with retail electricity rates. In this report, we examine the impact of retail rate design on the economic value of commercial PV systems in California. Using 15-minute interval building load and PV production data from 24 actual commercial PV installations, we compare the value of the bill savings across 20 commercial customer retail rates currently offered in the state. We find that the specifics of the rate structure, combined with the characteristics of the customer’s underlying load and the size of the PV system, can have a substantial impact on the customer-economics of commercial PV systems.

  2. The political economy of retail wheeling, or how to not re-fight the last war

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    Cohen, A.; Kihm, S.

    1994-04-01

    Disparities in utility rates - observably the result of poor supply-side resource planning - have been small before and will be small once again. Retail wheeling`s promise of short-run gains for a few would, ironically, destroy integrated resource processes in place today that guard against a repeat of yesterday`s planning mistakes. The authors argue that retail wheeling is a troubling answer to a mis-diagnosis of yesterday`s problem. They believe that a variety of other policies offer most of the benefits and few of the risks that retail wheeling poses. These include aggressive wholesale competition, judicious pruning of uneconomic capacity, and serious incorporation of environmental risks into utility planning and regulation.

  3. Indian Gaming 2012 Tradeshow and Convention

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) 2012 tradeshow and convention will take place April 1-4, 2012, in San Diego, California. The event features seminars and trainings and other activities...

  4. Regular and chaotic behavior of multimode lasers

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    Brunner, W.; Fischer, R.; Paul, H.

    1985-01-01

    Results of recent numerical studies of the output characteristics of standing-wave lasers in cases of (1) large inhomogeneous line broadening dominating homogeneous line broadening and (2) purely homogeneous line broadening are presented. In dependence on such relevant parameters as homogeneous linewidth in relation to the mode spacing, inhomogeneous linewidth, and the lifetimes of the atomic levels, we found both regular and chaotic output characteristics in case (1), whereas in case (2) the behavior generally proved to be regular. This means that the laser system approaches a steady state characterized by constant amplitudes in the oscillating modes and phase locking. Besides the familiar types of amplitude-modulation and frequency-modulation phase locking, more-complex locking phenomena were also found to occur.

  5. Lattice regularization for chiral perturbation theory

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    Randy Lewis; Pierre-Philippe A. Ouimet

    2001-05-31

    The SU(3) chiral lagrangian for the lightest octets of mesons and baryons is constructed on a spacetime lattice. The lattice spacing acts as an ultraviolet momentum cutoff which appears directly in the Lagrangian so chiral symmetry remains explicit. As the lattice spacing vanishes, Feynman loop diagrams typically become divergent due to inverse powers of the lattice spacing, and these divergences get absorbed into counterterms such that the standard results of dimensional regularization are obtained. One advantage of lattice regularization is that power divergences are seen explicitly. In the present work, the octet meson masses, the octet baryon masses and the pion-nucleon sigma term are all computed explicitly to one loop order.

  6. A regular version of Smilansky model

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    Barseghyan, Diana; Exner, Pavel; Nuclear Physics Institute ASCR, 25068 ?ež near Prague

    2014-04-15

    We discuss a modification of Smilansky model in which a singular potential “channel” is replaced by a regular, below unbounded potential which shrinks as it becomes deeper. We demonstrate that, similarly to the original model, such a system exhibits a spectral transition with respect to the coupling constant, and determine the critical value above which a new spectral branch opens. The result is generalized to situations with multiple potential “channels.”.

  7. Local semicircle law for random regular graphs

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    Roland Bauerschmidt; Antti Knowles; Horng-Tzer Yau

    2015-05-26

    We consider random $d$-regular graphs on $N$ vertices, with degree $d$ at least $(\\log N)^4$. We prove that the Green's function of the adjacency matrix and the Stieltjes transform of its empirical spectral measure are well approximated by Wigner's semicircle law, down to the optimal scale given by the typical eigenvalue spacing (up to a logarithmic correction). Aside from well-known consequences for the local eigenvalue distribution, this result implies the complete delocalization of all eigenvectors.

  8. Consumer Attitudes and Handling Practices of Retailers for Lamb, Mutton and Goat. 

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    Stelly, Randall

    1959-01-01

    of mutton and 11 sold an average of 259 pounds of goat meat. Most mutton and goat handlers are local independent meat retailers while meat retailers in chain stores reported selling about six times more lamb on the average than local independent... sales to merit further attempts. Most smaller handlers feel that their stock and volume of sale are too small to warrant advertising lamb. Only 1 in 3 handlers. had lamb or mutton on display at the time of interview, although 4 in 10 reported...

  9. Killing Two Birds with One Stone: Can Real-Time Pricing SupportRetail Competition and Demand Response?

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    Barbose, Galen; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Goldman, Charles; Hopper,Nicole; Neenan, Bernie

    2006-04-25

    As retail choice states reach the end of their transitional, rate-cap periods, state regulators must decide what type of default supply service to provide to customers that have not switched to a competitive retail supplier. In a growing number of states, regulators have adopted real-time pricing (RTP) as the default service for large commercial and industrial (C&I) customers. Although this trend is driven chiefly by policy objectives related to retail competition, default service RTP may have the added benefit of stimulating demand response. To evaluate the potential role of RTP as a means to both ends--retail market development and demand response--we conducted a comprehensive review of experience with default RTP in the U.S. and examined the emergence of RTP as a product offering by competitive retail suppliers. Across the ten utilities with default RTP in place in 2005, between 5% and 35% of the applicable load remained on the rate. Based on interviews with competitive retailers, we find evidence to suggest that a comparable amount of load in these states has switched to hourly pricing arrangements with competitive retailers. Many customers on default or competitive hourly pricing are paying prices indexed to the real-time spot market, and thus have no advance knowledge of prices. Because the price responsiveness of customers under these conditions has yet to be formally analyzed, and relatively few efforts have been undertaken to help these customers become price responsive, the actual demand response impacts from hourly pricing in retail choice states remains largely an open question. However, we find that policymakers and other stakeholders in retail choice states have various strategies at their disposal to capture the potential demand response benefits from hourly pricing, while simultaneously supporting retail competition.

  10. System regularities in design of experiments and their applications

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    Li, Xiang, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2006-01-01

    This dissertation documents a meta-analysis of 113 data sets from published factorial experiments. The study quantifies regularities observed among main effects and multi-factor interactions. Such regularities are critical ...

  11. Integral Closures of Ideals in Completions of Regular Local Domains

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    Integral Closures of Ideals in Completions. of Regular Local Domains. WILLIAM HEINZER, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University,. West Lafayette, IN ...

  12. Transversity and Mass Singularities in Dimensional Regularization

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    Basim Kamal

    1998-11-05

    The proton's transversity distribution will be measured at BNL's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider in upcoming experiments using the transverse Drell-Yan process. Understanding the one-loop corrections is therefore important. Here, the collinear structure in transverse Drell-Yan is investigated in detail using dimensional regularization and the correct behaviour is found, although the mechanism is non-trivial. The resulting n-dimensional transversity splitting function (and consequently the one-loop transversity distribution and its two-loop evolution) is found to be the same in both the anticommuting-gamma_5 scheme and the HVBM scheme. Alternative schemes are considered.

  13. BRENNAN --DSM UNDER COMPETITION: 1 Demand-Side Management Programs Under Retail

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    California at Berkeley. University of

    BRENNAN -- DSM UNDER COMPETITION: 1 Demand-Side Management Programs Under Retail Electricity of California Berkeley, CA March 5, 1999 #12;BRENNAN -- DSM UNDER COMPETITION: 2 Game plan · Demand More like getting a check from oil companies if one buys a high mileage car · Conservation

  14. WPTV News Channel 5 New hope for retail recovery in Palm Beach County

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    Beach. Martin, 23, has applied for 10 jobs in the last week, mostly at retail outlets like Walmart into a Walmart hiring center in Palm Springs. The attraction? A promise of more than 200 job opening at its new Tuesday's announcements by Aldi's and Walmart - that jobs are coming - are further proof that discount

  15. A Game Theoretical Study of Cooperative Advertising with Multiple Retailers in a Distribution Channel

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    Xie, Jinxing

    1 A Game Theoretical Study of Cooperative Advertising with Multiple Retailers in a Distribution. Beijing 100084, China Abstract Extant studies of cooperative advertising mainly consider a single advertising decisions. Based on the quantitative results, it is observed that: 1) When there are multiple

  16. Charges, Costs and Market Power in the Deregulated UK Electricity Retail Market

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    Feigon, Brooke

    Charges, Costs and Market Power in the Deregulated UK Electricity Retail Market by Evens Salies by competitive forces in unregulated residential energy markets. We assess the competitiveness of the market methods and consumption levels. We also identify any additional market power of incumbency and the effect

  17. The role of vibrant retail electricity markets in assuring that wholesale power markets operate effectively

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    Goulding, A.J.; Rufin, C.; Swinand, G.

    1999-12-01

    Barriers to competitive supplier entry such as California's wholesale-price pass-through model can provide an almost insurmountable barrier to effective retail competition. The telecommunications, airline, and software industries provide lessons--positive and negative--on how creating competitive wholesale markets is insufficient to bring the benefits of competition to smaller consumers.

  18. Charges, Costs and Market Power: the Deregulated UK Electricity Retail Market

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 Charges, Costs and Market Power: the Deregulated UK Electricity Retail Market Evens Salies market was opened for the first time in 1999, introducing choice of supplier, and about 40% of households this process and assess the competitiveness of the market by examining how the charges levied by suppliers

  19. Retail yields and fabrication times for beef subprimals from two grade groups 

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    Voges, Kristin Leigh

    2005-02-17

    boneless (IM); beef loin, bottom sirloin butt, ball tip, boneless; beef loin, bottom sirloin butt, tri-tip, boneless (IM); and beef chuck, outside shoulder, clod M. teres major. Subprimals were fabricated into bone-in or boneless retail or foodservice cuts...

  20. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: Contractor/Retailer Description

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The home improvement market includes a range of private-sector entities that currently provide or could offer home energy upgrade services. Most of these entities are remodelers, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) contractors, home performance contractors, or retailers; other actors are present in the sector (such as window installers and insulators), but this analysis focuses on these four main categories.

  1. Fact #858 February 2, 2015 Retail Gasoline Prices in 2014 Experienced...

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

    Nov 2.21 2.71 2.91 3.44 3.52 3.32 3.00 Dec 1.75 2.66 3.05 3.33 3.38 3.36 2.63 Source: Energy Information Administration, U.S. All Grades All Formulations Retail Gasoline Prices...

  2. Analysis of Competitive Electricity Markets under a New Model of Real-Time Retail Pricing with

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    Hirche, Sandra

    Analysis of Competitive Electricity Markets under a New Model of Real-Time Retail Pricing with Ex loop system. Under this pricing mechanism, electricity is priced at the exant´e price (calculated based, dahleh, mitter}@mit.edu Siemens Corporate Technology, Munich, Germany dragan

  3. Fact #858 February 2, 2015 Retail Gasoline Prices in 2014 Experienced the Largest Decline since 2008

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    In the second half of 2014, the national average retail price per gallon of gasoline (all grades) fell from a high of $3.77 in June to a low of $2.63 in December – a difference of $1.14 per gallon....

  4. A Survey of Postmortem Aging Times for Beef Steaks Marketed in the Retail Channel 

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    Kline, Helen Carter

    2015-07-29

    This study was designed to determine the actual postfabrication storage time or aging time for beef rib/loin cuts sold at retail. Postmortem aging of beef is a commonly accepted practice in today’s industry; however, not all members of the meat...

  5. About Night Service Options Getting around campus after regular service ends for the day is easy. ECU Transit offers a

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    with the exception of outlying retail stop locations on routes 303 Blue and 307 Walmart. Due to lower ridership

  6. Regularization scheme independence and unitarity in QCD cross sections

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    Catani, S.; Seymour, M.H.; Trocsanyi, Z.

    1997-06-01

    When calculating next-to-leading order QCD cross sections, divergences in intermediate steps of the calculation must be regularized. The final result is independent of the regularization scheme used, provided that it is unitary. In this paper we explore the relationship between regularization scheme independence and unitarity. We show how the regularization scheme dependence can be isolated in simple universal components, and how unitarity can be guaranteed for any regularization prescription that can consistently be introduced in one-loop amplitudes. Finally, we show how to derive transition rules between different schemes without having to do any loop calculations. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

  7. Columbia metropolitan Convention Center Columbia, South Carolina

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    Valtorta, Marco

    at the Columbia metropolitan Convention Center Columbia, South Carolina marCh 23-25, 2011 Bringing Center 101 linColn Street Bringing Open SOurce tO the SOutheaSt Columbia, South Carolina developerS, edu team member, Rails Bringing Open SOurce tO the SOutheaSt Columbia, South Carolina POSSCON 2010 kicked

  8. Islamic Finance Bulletin Conventional Stock Markets 2

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    Meju, Max

    in Oman crude prices are re- flected in the Oman stock markets returns as it rose by about 5 percent- lar increased from oil importers, and as #12;StockMarkets Table 2: Evolution of Islamic Stock MarketsIslamic Finance Bulletin April 2012 Conventional Stock Markets 2 Islamic Stock Markets 4 Bond

  9. The New York Convention and the American Federal System

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    Drahozal, Christopher R.

    2012-01-01

    This article outlines three models of the implementation of arbitration conventions in a federal system to illustrate how the U.S. might have implemented its obligations under the New York Convention Convention, and finds two of the models...

  10. Low Temperature Heat Release Behavior of Conventional and Alternative...

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    Low Temperature Heat Release Behavior of Conventional and Alternative Fuels in a Motored Engine Low Temperature Heat Release Behavior of Conventional and Alternative Fuels in a...

  11. Public Comment re NOI on Convention on Supplementary Compensation...

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    NOI on Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage Public Comment re NOI on Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage ENERGYSOLUTIONS' Comment in...

  12. Meeting Notes re NOI for Convention on Supplementary Compensation...

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    NOPR NEI Public Comment re NOI on Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage Contingent Cost Allocation...

  13. Public Comment re Convention on Supplementary Compensation for...

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    Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage Contingent Cost Allocation Public Comment re Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage Contingent Cost...

  14. Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage Contingent...

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    Section 934 Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage Contingent Cost Allocation, Section 934 LES comments in response to Notice of Inquiry on Convention on...

  15. Conventional Hydropower Technologies, Wind And Water Power Program...

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    US Department of Energy conducts research on conventional hydropower technologies to increase generation and improve existing means of generating hydroelectricity. Conventional...

  16. Conventional Hydropower Technologies, Wind And Water Power Program...

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    Conventional Hydropower Technologies, Wind And Water Power Program (WWPP) (Fact Sheet) Conventional Hydropower Technologies, Wind And Water Power Program (WWPP) (Fact Sheet) The US...

  17. Fifth National Report for the Joint Convention on the Safety...

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    Fifth National Report for the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management Fifth National Report for the Joint Convention...

  18. National Report Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel...

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    National Report Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management National Report Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent...

  19. Chiral anomalies and zeta-function regularization

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    Reuter, M.

    1985-03-15

    The zeta-function method for regularizing determinants is used to calculate the chiral anomalies of several field-theory models. In SU(N) gauge theories without ..gamma../sub 5/ couplings, the results of perturbation theory are obtained in an unambiguous manner for the full gauge theory as well as for the corresponding external-field problem. If axial-vector couplings are present, different anomalies occur for the two cases. The result for the full gauge theory is again uniquely determined; for its nongauge analog, however, ambiguities can arise. The connection between the basic path integral and the operator used to construct the heat kernel is investigated and the significance of its Hermiticity and gauge covariance are analyzed. The implications of the Wess-Zumino conditions are considered.

  20. Black hole mimickers: Regular versus singular behavior

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    Lemos, Jose P. S.; Zaslavskii, Oleg B.

    2008-07-15

    Black hole mimickers are possible alternatives to black holes; they would look observationally almost like black holes but would have no horizon. The properties in the near-horizon region where gravity is strong can be quite different for both types of objects, but at infinity it could be difficult to discern black holes from their mimickers. To disentangle this possible confusion, we examine the near-horizon properties, and their connection with far away asymptotic properties, of some candidates to black mimickers. We study spherically symmetric uncharged or charged but nonextremal objects, as well as spherically symmetric charged extremal objects. Within the uncharged or charged but nonextremal black hole mimickers, we study nonextremal {epsilon}-wormholes on the threshold of the formation of an event horizon, of which a subclass are called black foils, and gravastars. Within the charged extremal black hole mimickers we study extremal {epsilon}-wormholes on the threshold of the formation of an event horizon, quasi-black holes, and wormholes on the basis of quasi-black holes from Bonnor stars. We elucidate whether or not the objects belonging to these two classes remain regular in the near-horizon limit. The requirement of full regularity, i.e., finite curvature and absence of naked behavior, up to an arbitrary neighborhood of the gravitational radius of the object enables one to rule out potential mimickers in most of the cases. A list ranking the best black hole mimickers up to the worst, both nonextremal and extremal, is as follows: wormholes on the basis of extremal black holes or on the basis of quasi-black holes, quasi-black holes, wormholes on the basis of nonextremal black holes (black foils), and gravastars. Since in observational astrophysics it is difficult to find extremal configurations (the best mimickers in the ranking), whereas nonextremal configurations are really bad mimickers, the task of distinguishing black holes from their mimickers seems to be less difficult than one could think of it.

  1. A Tale of Two Brands: The Joint Effect of Manufacturer Brand and Retailer Brand on Consumers’ Evaluation of Products 

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    Zhu, Ying

    2012-10-19

    Consumers’ purchase decisions typically involve two brands: the manufacturer brand (the “what brand to buy” decision) and the retailer brand (the “where to buy” decision). While extant research suggests that consumers’ ...

  2. The role of content regulation on pricing and market power in regional retail and wholesale gasoline markets

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    Muehlegger, Erich J.

    2002-01-01

    Since 1999, regional retail and wholesale gasoline markets in the United States have experienced significant price volatility, both intertemporally and across geographic markets. This paper focuses on one potential explanation ...

  3. Should India open foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail : a case study using the Wal-Mart effect

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    Das, Ashish Kumar, M.B.A. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2011-01-01

    As India grows, driven by its success in information technology and services, there is another revolution waiting to happen in the Retail sector dependent on whether the Government of India can unshackle the various ...

  4. Product design for supply chain : quantifying the costs of complexity in Hewlett-Packard's retail desktop PC business

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    Raphel, Aaron Matthew

    2005-01-01

    Over the past several years, Hewlett-Packard Company's North America Consumer Computing (NACC) division has faced pressures to increase retail product variety in response to growing customer demand. As they pursue incremental ...

  5. Physical and chemical analyses of separable lean of beef retail cuts with different external fat trim levels 

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    Wahrmund, Jennifer Lyn

    1999-01-01

    Twenty beef carcass sides varying in USDA quality and yield grades ere selected from commercial packing plants to study the physical and chemical composition of beef retail cuts. Thirteen cuts (in sets of four) were fabricated and assigned to one...

  6. Quantum Noise in Conventional Optical Heterodyne Devices

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    Dechao He; Boya Xie; Yu Xiao; Sheng Feng

    2014-10-31

    By invoking the quantum theory of optical coherence, we theoretically show that the quantum noise in conventional optical heterodyne devices, which were previously identified as usual phase-insensitive amplifiers with additional quantum noise, is similar to that in optical homodyne devices, as verified by experimental data. Albeit more study is demanded to understand this result, it is certain that neither the uncertainty principle nor Caves's theorem for quantum noise of linear amplifiers sets a limit to the quantum noise of heterodyne devices.

  7. Determination of the total fat content of retail cuts of pork at different external fat trim levels 

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    Sippola, Linda Katherine

    1990-01-01

    . 64 cm external fat trim). Data reported in the USDA Handbook 8-10 were similar to the findings of this study. The fat levels of the tenderloin, loin steak, loin roast and whole ham were compared. Variation in fat content was lower in the USDA data... chemical fat . . . . . Retail cuts with less than ten percent chemical fat. . . . Pork retail cuts compared to USDA Handbook 8-10. . . . CONCLUSIONS. REFERENCES. VITA Page . . VI . . V II I . . . . 1 0 . . . . 1 6 23 . . . . . 26...

  8. Measures to implement the Chemical Weapons Convention

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    Tanzman, E.; Kellman, B.

    1999-11-05

    This seminar is another excellent opportunity for those involved in preventing chemical weapons production and use to learn from each other about how the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) can become a foundation of arms control in Africa and around the world. The author is grateful to the staff of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for inviting him to address this distinguished seminar. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors alone, and do not represent the position of the government of the US nor or of any other institution. In 1993, as the process of CWC ratification was beginning, concerns arose that the complexity of integrating the treaty with national law would cause each nation to implement the Convention without regard to what other nations were doing, thereby causing inconsistencies among States Parties in how the Convention would be carried out. As a result the Manual for National Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention was prepared and presented it to each national delegation at the December 1993 meeting of the Preparatory Commission in The Hague. During its preparation, the Manual was reviewed by the Committee of Legal Experts on National Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, a group of distinguished international jurists, law professors, legally-trained diplomats, government officials, and Parliamentarians from every region of the world, including Mica. In February 1998, the second edition of the Manual was published in order to update it in light of developments since the CWC entered into force on 29 April 1997. The second edition 1998 clarified the national implementation options to reflect post-entry-into-force thinking, added extensive references to national implementing measures that had been enacted by various States Parties, and included a prototype national implementing statute developed by the authors to provide a starting point for those whose national implementing measures were still under development. Last month, the Web Edition of the Manual was completed. It's internet address, or URL, is http://www.cwc.anl.gov/.

  9. Towards a regular type N vacuum gravitational field

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    B. V. Ivanov

    1999-10-21

    An exact twisting type N vacuum solution is found. It has regular gauge and curvature invariants and decays to flat spacetime for big retarded times.

  10. Regularizing future cosmological singularities with varying speed of light

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    F. Shojai; A. Shojai; M. Sanati

    2015-07-09

    Cosmological models may result in future singularities. We show that, in the framework of dynamical varying speed of light theories, it is possible to regularize those singularities.

  11. REGULAR PATHS IN SPARQL: QUERYING THE NCI THESAURUS

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    REGULAR PATHS IN SPARQL: QUERYING THE NCI THESAURUS University of Washington Structural Informatics path enhancements Examples NCI Thesaurus Widely used Exhibits common OWL representational patterns

  12. Energy Distribution of a Charged Regular Black Hole

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    Irina Radinschi

    2000-11-20

    We calculate the energy distribution of a charged regular black hole by using the energy-momentum complexes of Einstein and M{\\o}ller.

  13. Statistical mechanics of Floquet systems with regular and chaotic states

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    Roland Ketzmerick; Waltraut Wustmann

    2010-08-24

    We investigate the asymptotic state of time-periodic quantum systems with regular and chaotic Floquet states weakly coupled to a heat bath. The asymptotic occupation probabilities of these two types of states follow fundamentally different distributions. Among regular states the probability decreases from the state in the center of a regular island to the outermost state by orders of magnitude, while chaotic states have almost equal probabilities. We derive an analytical expression for the occupations of regular states of kicked systems, which depends on the winding numbers of the regular tori and the parameters temperature and driving frequency. For a constant winding number within a regular island it simplifies to Boltzmann-like weights $\\exp(-\\betaeff \\Ereg_m)$, similar to time-independent systems. For this we introduce the regular energies $\\Ereg_m$ of the quantizing tori and an effective winding-number-dependent temperature $1/\\betaeff$, different from the actual bath temperature. Furthermore, the occupations of other typical Floquet states in a mixed phase space are studied, i.e. regular states on nonlinear resonances, beach states, and hierarchical states, giving rise to distinct features in the occupation distribution. Avoided crossings involving a regular state lead to drastic consequences for the entire set of occupations. We introduce a simplified rate model whose analytical solutions describe the occupations quite accurately.

  14. An analysis of the threshold necessary to sustain rural Texas retail outlets 

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    Adcock, Donna P

    1992-01-01

    activity into and out of them [Shaffer]. When residents go outside of the community to purchase goods, a leakage of economic activity out of that community occurs. By understanding the characteristics of local economies which support specific types... for the merchants [Shaffer]. As identified by Simon, Braschler, Kuehn and Croll, information on these thresholds will help local decisionmakers answer the following questions: ~ What type of retail outlets can this community support? ~ How many firms can...

  15. A Mixed Nordic Experience: Implementing Competitive Retail Electricity Markets for Household Customers

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    Olsen, Ole Jess; Johnsen, Tor Arnt; Lewis, Philip

    2006-11-15

    Although the Nordic countries were among the first to develop competition in the electricity industry, it took a long time to make retail competition work. In Norway and Sweden a considerable number of households are actively using the market but very few households are active in Finland and Denmark. One problem has been institutional barriers involving metering, limited unbundling of distribution and supply, and limited access to reliable information on contracts and prices. (author)

  16. The Impact of Retail Rate Structures on the Economics of Commercial Photovoltaic Systems in California

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    Mills, Andrew; Wiser, Ryan; Barbose, Galen; Golove, William

    2008-05-11

    This article examines the impact of retail electricity rate design on the economic value of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems, focusing on commercial customers in California. Using 15-minute interval building load and PV production data from a sample of 24 actual commercial PV installations, we compare the value of the bill savings across 20 commercial-customer retail electricity rates currently offered in the state. Across all combinations of customers and rates, we find that the annual bill savings from PV, per kWh generated, ranges from $0.05/kWh to $0.24/kWh. This sizable range in rate-reduction value reflects differences in rate structures, revenue requirements, the size of the PV system relative to building load, and customer load shape. The most significant rate design issue for the value of commercial PV is found to be the percentage of total utility bills recovered through demand charges, though a variety of other factors are also found to be of importance. The value of net metering is found to be substantial, but only when commercial PV systems represent a sizable portion of annual customer load. Though the analysis presented here is specific to California, our general results demonstrate the fundamental importance of retail rate design for the customer-economics of grid-connected, customer-sited PV.

  17. The impact of retail rate structures on the economics of commercial photovoltaic systems in California

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    Mills, Andrew D.; Wiser, Ryan; Barbose, Galen; Golove, William

    2008-06-24

    This article examines the impact of retail electricity rate design on the economic value of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems, focusing on commercial customers in California. Using 15-min interval building load and PV production data from a sample of 24 actual commercial PV installations, we compare the value of the bill savings across 20 commercial-customer retail electricity rates currently offered in the state. Across all combinations of customers and rates, we find that the annual bill savings from PV, per kWh generated, ranges from $0.05 to $0.24/kWh. This sizable range in rate-reduction value reflects differences in rate structures, revenue requirements, the size of the PV system relative to building load, and customer load shape. The most significant rate design issue for the value of commercial PV is found to be the percentage of total utility bills recovered through demand charges, though a variety of other factors are also found to be of importance. The value of net metering is found to be substantial, but only when energy from commercial PV systems represents a sizable portion of annual customer load. Though the analysis presented here is specific to California, our general results demonstrate the fundamental importance of retail rate design for the customer-economics of grid-connected, customer-sited PV.

  18. Retail Infrastructure Costs Comparison for Hydrogen and Electricity for Light-Duty Vehicles: Preprint

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    Melaina, M.; Sun, Y.; Bush, B.

    2014-08-01

    Both hydrogen and plug-in electric vehicles offer significant social benefits to enhance energy security and reduce criteria and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. However, the rollout of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and hydrogen retail stations (HRS) requires substantial investments with high risks due to many uncertainties. We compare retail infrastructure costs on a common basis - cost per mile, assuming fueling service to 10% of all light-duty vehicles in a typical 1.5 million person city in 2025. Our analysis considers three HRS sizes, four distinct types of EVSE and two distinct EVSE scenarios. EVSE station costs, including equipment and installation, are assumed to be 15% less than today's costs. We find that levelized retail capital costs per mile are essentially indistinguishable given the uncertainty and variability around input assumptions. Total fuel costs per mile for battery electric vehicle (BEV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) are, respectively, 21% lower and 13% lower than that for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) under the home-dominant scenario. Including fuel economies and vehicle costs makes FCEVs and BEVs comparable in terms of costs per mile, and PHEVs are about 10% less than FCEVs and BEVs. To account for geographic variability in energy prices and hydrogen delivery costs, we use the Scenario Evaluation, Regionalization and Analysis (SERA) model and confirm the aforementioned estimate of cost per mile, nationally averaged, but see a 15% variability in regional costs of FCEVs and a 5% variability in regional costs for BEVs.

  19. The Chemical Weapons Convention -- Legal issues

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    NONE

    1997-08-01

    The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) offers a unique challenge to the US system of constitutional law. Its promise of eliminating what is the most purely genocidal type of weapon from the world`s arsenals as well as of destroying the facilities for producing these weapons, brings with it a set of novel legal issues. The reservations about the CWC expressed by US business people are rooted in concern about safeguarding confidential business information and protecting the constitutional right to privacy. The chief worry is that international verification inspectors will misuse their power to enter commercial property and that trade secrets or other private information will be compromised as a result. It has been charged that the Convention is probably unconstitutional. The author categorically disagrees with that view and is aware of no scholarly writing that supports it. The purpose of this presentation is to show that CWC verification activities can be implemented in the US consistently with the traditional constitutional regard for commercial and individual privacy. First, he very briefly reviews the types of verification inspections that the CWC permits, as well as some of its specific privacy protections. Second, he explains how the Fourth Amendment right to privacy works in the context of CWC verification inspections. Finally, he reviews how verification inspections can be integrated into these constitutional requirements in the SU through a federal implementing statute.

  20. Uncertainties in the Value of Bill Savings from Behind-the-Meter, Residential Photovoltaic Systems: The Roles of Electricity Market Conditions, Retail Rate Design, and Net Metering

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    Darghouth, Naim Richard

    2013-01-01

    scenarios .. 85 4.2.2 Wholesale market design .electricity market scenarios, retail rate designs, PVscenario). Results: Alternative wholesale market design and

  1. Uncertainties in the Value of Bill Savings from Behind-the-Meter, Residential Photovoltaic Systems: The Roles of Electricity Market Conditions, Retail Rate Design, and Net Metering

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    Darghouth, Naim Richard

    2013-01-01

    exercise market power (Borenstein, 2011). With static retailpower, interact with wholesale markets. Section 1.1.2 presents underlying motivations for retail

  2. Uncertainties in the Value of Bill Savings from Behind-the-Meter, Residential Photovoltaic Systems: The Roles of Electricity Market Conditions, Retail Rate Design, and Net Metering

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    Darghouth, Naim Richard

    2013-01-01

    2005a. Time- varying retail electricity prices: Theory andpractice. Electricity Deregulation: Choices and Challenges.efficiency of real-time electricity pricing. Energy Journal

  3. Comment about UV regularization of basic commutators in string theories

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    A. Yu. Kamenshchik; I. M. Khalatnikov; M. Martellini

    1998-06-24

    Recently proposed by Hwang, Marnelius and Saltsidis zeta regularization of basic commutators in string theories is generalized to the string models with non-trivial vacuums. It is shown that implementation of this regularization implies the cancellation of dangerous terms in the commutators between Virasoro generators, which break Jacobi identity.

  4. Computation of three-dimensional Brinkman flows using regularized methods

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    Cortez, Ricardo

    viscous drag. For instance, the drag force experienced by a stationary rigid sphere of radius provide validation studies of the method based on the flow and drag of a solid sphere translating- ible flow driven by regularized forces. Two different approaches to the regularization are discussed

  5. Problems of Distance-Regular Graphs Hiroshi Suzuki

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    Xi, Changchang

    ­328. [14] H. Suzuki, The Terwilliger algebra associated with a set of vertices in a distance-regular graph, J. Alg. Combin. 22 (2005), 5-38. [15] P. Terwilliger, Distance-regular graphs and (s, c, a, k)-graphs, J. Combin. Th. (B) 34 (1983), 151­164. [16] P. Terwilliger, A new inequality for distance

  6. Sharp Gaussian regularity on the circle, and applications to the ...

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    2004-09-13

    Mar 29, 2004 ... By “spatial regularity theory” for the stochastic heat equation, ... Indeed, the solution of a stochastic PDE can be a model for a turbulent .... of the regularity of X cannot alone be guaranteed to transfer sharply to Y without the ...... [1] Adler, R. An introduction to continuity, extrema, and related topics for general ...

  7. L1 Regularization Path Algorithm for Generalized Linear Models

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    Hastie, Trevor

    of the paths; we suggest intuitive and flexible strategies for choosing appropriate values. We demonstrate: ^() = argmin {- log L(y; ) + 1}, (2) where > 0 is the regularization parameter. Logistic regression with L1 the most complex stage possible. By generating the regularization path rather than computing solutions

  8. Regularizing Unpredictable Variation: The Roles of Adult and Child Learners

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    Makous, Walter

    no effect. In Experiment 2 we taught adults and 5- to 7-year-old chil- dren a similar artificial languageRegularizing Unpredictable Variation: The Roles of Adult and Child Learners in Language Formation or if they change it, making the language more regular as they learn it. In Experi- ment 1 we taught adult

  9. COMPLEX WAVELET REGULARIZATION FOR SOLVING INVERSE PROBLEMS IN REMOTE SENSING

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    Weiss, Pierre

    COMPLEX WAVELET REGULARIZATION FOR SOLVING INVERSE PROBLEMS IN REMOTE SENSING Mika¨el Carlavan Sophia-Antipolis - France ABSTRACT Many problems in remote sensing can be modeled as the min- imization processing: sparsity and regular- ity priors. 1. INTRODUCTION Some problems in remote sensing consist

  10. REGULAR POLES AND -NUMBERS IN THE THEORY OF HOLOMORPHIC SEMIGROUPS

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    Bracci, Filippo

    REGULAR POLES AND -NUMBERS IN THE THEORY OF HOLOMORPHIC SEMIGROUPS FILIPPO BRACCI, MANUEL D. CONTRERAS, AND SANTIAGO D´IAZ-MADRIGAL Abstract. We introduce the notion of regular (boundary) poles- ular poles in terms of -points (i.e. pre-images of values with positive Carleson-Makarov -numbers

  11. Comparing the Performance of SunDiesel and Conventional Diesel...

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    the Performance of SunDiesel and Conventional Diesel in a Light-Duty Vehicle and Engines Comparing the Performance of SunDiesel and Conventional Diesel in a Light-Duty Vehicle and...

  12. Got the "Buy Local" bug? Here are some resources for you! From farmers markets to grocery stores to university cafeterias, more retailers are showcasing food

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    Debinski, Diane M.

    Got the "Buy Local" bug? Here are some resources for you! From farmers markets to grocery stores to university cafeterias, more retailers are showcasing food grown and raised by local farmers and ranchers retailers develop local food connections. Below is a list of some of just some of the many USDA resources

  13. Retail Market analysis in targeting sales based on Consumer Behaviour using Fuzzy Clustering - A Rule Based Mode

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    Bhanu, D

    2009-01-01

    Product Bundling and offering products to customers is of critical importance in retail marketing. In general, product bundling and offering products to customers involves two main issues, namely identification of product taste according to demography and product evaluation and selection to increase sales. The former helps to identify, analyze and understand customer needs according to the demo-graphical characteristics and correspondingly transform them into a set of specifications and offerings for people. The latter, concerns with how to determine the best product strategy and offerings for the customer in helping the retail market to improve their sales. Existing research has focused only on identifying patterns for a particular dataset and for a particular setting. This work aims to develop an explicit decision support for the retailers to improve their product segmentation for different settings based on the people characteristics and thereby promoting sales by efficient knowledge discovery from the exi...

  14. Assessing and Reducing Plug and Process Loads in Retail Buildings (Brochure)

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    Not Available

    2011-06-01

    Plug and process loads (PPLs) in commercial buildings account for almost 5% of U.S. primary energy consumption. Minimizing these loads is a primary challenge in the design and operation of an energy-efficient building. PPLs are not related to general lighting, heating, ventilation, cooling, and water heating, and typically do not provide comfort to the occupants. They use an increasingly large fraction of the building energy use pie because the number and variety of electrical devices have increased along with building system efficiency. Reducing PPLs is difficult because energy efficiency opportunities and the equipment needed to address PPL energy use in retail spaces are poorly understood.

  15. To Own or Lease Solar: Understanding Commercial Retailers' Decisions to Use Alternative Financing Models

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    Feldman, D.; Margolis, R.

    2014-12-01

    This report examines the tradeoffs among financing methods for businesses installing onsite photovoltaics (PV). We present case studies of PV financing strategies used by two large commercial retailers that have deployed substantial U.S. PV capacity: IKEA, which owns its PV, and Staples, which purchases power generated from onsite PV systems through power purchase agreements (PPAs). We also analyze the financial considerations that influence any company's choice of PV financing strategy. Our goal in this report is to clarify the financial and institutional costs and benefits of financing strategies and to inform other companies that are considering launching or expanding similar PV programs.

  16. The Impact of Retail Rate Structure on the Economics of Commercial Photovoltaic Systems in California

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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 Delicious Rank EERE:Financing ToolInternational Affairs,Department of Energy The Final 40%:TheTheImpact of Retail

  17. Hess Retail Natural Gas and Elec. Acctg. (Maine) | 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 QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsource History View NewGuam: Energyarea, CaliforniaHess Retail Natural Gas and Elec.

  18. Hess Retail Natural Gas and Elec. Acctg. (Rhode Island) | Open 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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsource History View NewGuam: Energyarea, CaliforniaHess Retail Natural GasInformation

  19. Alternative Fuels Data Center: Business Case for E85 Fuel Retailers

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

    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 Delicious Rank EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home PageBlenderBusiness Case for E85 Fuel Retailers to someone by

  20. Quasinormal modes of test fields around regular black holes

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    Bobir Toshmatov; Ahmadjon Abdujabbarov; Zden?k Stuchlík; Bobomurat Ahmedov

    2015-04-25

    We study scalar, electromagnetic and gravitational test fields in the Hayward, Bardeen and Ay\\'on-Beato-Garc\\'ia regular black hole spacetimes and demonstrate that the test fields are stable in all these spacetimes. Using the sixth order WKB approximation of the linear "axial" perturbative scheme, we determine dependence of the quasinormal mode (QNM) frequencies on the characteristic parameters of the test fields and the spacetime charge parameters of the regular black holes. We give also the greybody factors, namely the transmission and reflection coefficients of scattered scalar, electromagnetic and gravitational waves. We show that damping of the QNMs in regular black hole spacetimes is suppressed in comparison to the case of Schwarzschild black holes, and increasing charge parameter of the regular black holes increases reflection and decreases transmission factor of incident waves for each of the test fields.

  1. Low-Rank Regularization for Learning Gene Expression Programs

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    Ye, Guibo; Tang, Mengfan; Cai, Jian-Feng; Nie, Qing; Xie, Xiaohui; Muldoon, Mark R

    2013-01-01

    8 | Issue 12 | e82146 Low-Rank for Learning Gene ExpressionWe will call (3) the linear low-rank model in the following.so is its square root K 2 . Low-rank regularized nonlinear

  2. Regular paper Search for intermediates of photosynthetic water oxidation

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    Junge, Wolfgang

    II of cyanobacteria and plants incorporates the catalytic centre of water oxidation. PoweredRegular paper Search for intermediates of photosynthetic water oxidation Juergen Clausen & Wolfgang Key words: intermediate, photosynthesis, Photosystem II, S-state, water oxidation Abstract Photosystem

  3. Topics on Regularization of Parameters in Multivariate Linear Regression 

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    Chen, Lianfu

    2012-02-14

    My dissertation mainly focuses on the regularization of parameters in the multivariate linear regression under different assumptions on the distribution of the errors. It consists of two topics where we develop iterative procedures to construct...

  4. The interplay between regular and chaotic motion in nuclei

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    Rotter, I.

    1987-04-01

    The regular motion of nucleons in the low-lying nuclear states and the chaotic motion in the compound nuclei are shown to arise from the interplay of conservative and dissipative forces in the open quantum mechanical nuclear system. The regularity at low level density is caused by self-organization in a conservative field of force. At high level density, chaoticity appears since information on the environment is transferred into the system by means of dissipative forces.

  5. Regularization Methods for Nuclear Lattice Effective Field Theory

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    Klein, Nico; Liu, Weitao; Meißner, Ulf-G

    2015-01-01

    We investigate Nuclear Lattice Effective Field Theory for the two-body system for several lattice spacings at lowest order in the pionless as well as in the pionful theory. We discuss issues of regularizations and predictions for the effective range expansion. In the pionless case, a simple Gaussian smearing allows to demonstrate lattice spacing independence over a wide range of lattice spacings. We show that regularization methods known from the continuum formulation are necessary as well as feasible for the pionful approach.

  6. Regularization Methods for Nuclear Lattice Effective Field Theory

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    Nico Klein; Dean Lee; Weitao Liu; Ulf-G. Meißner

    2015-06-17

    We investigate Nuclear Lattice Effective Field Theory for the two-body system for several lattice spacings at lowest order in the pionless as well as in the pionful theory. We discuss issues of regularizations and predictions for the effective range expansion. In the pionless case, a simple Gaussian smearing allows to demonstrate lattice spacing independence over a wide range of lattice spacings. We show that regularization methods known from the continuum formulation are necessary as well as feasible for the pionful approach.

  7. CLASSIFICATION OF FIRST-ORDER FLEXIBLE REGULAR BICYCLE POLYGONS

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    Connelly, Robert

    CLASSIFICATION OF FIRST-ORDER FLEXIBLE REGULAR BICYCLE POLYGONS ROBERT CONNELLY AND BAL´AZS CSIK´OS Abstract. A bicycle (n, k)-gon is an equilateral n-gon whose k-diagonals are equal. S. Tabachnikov proved that a regular n-gon is first-order flexible as a bicycle (n, k)-gon if and only if there is an integer 2 r n

  8. Energy Implications of Retrofitting Retail Sector Rooftop Units with Stepped-Speed and Variable-Speed Functionality

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    Studer, D.; Romero, R.; Herrmann, L.; Benne, K.

    2012-04-01

    Commercial retailers understand that retrofitting constant-speed RTU fan motors with stepped- or variable-speed alternatives could save significant energy in most U.S. climate zones. However, they lack supporting data, both real-world and simulation based, on the cost effectiveness and climate zone-specific energy savings associated with this measure. Thus, building managers and engineers have been unable to present a compelling business case for fan motor upgrades to upper management. This study uses whole-building energy simulation to estimate the energy impact of this type of measure so retailers can determine its economic feasibility.

  9. A study of beef cattle marketing in Venezuela and the marketing margins between the farm and retail levels of prices 

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    Acosta, Sady Ines Borjas-Paez

    1975-01-01

    partial fulf i 1 lment of the recu'. rement i or rhe degree of MASTEF, OF SCIENCE December 1975 Major Subject: Agricultural Economics A STUDY OF B EF' CATTLE M. 'RKEl'lNG :N VENEZUELA AND THE MARKETING MAPGINS BETWEEN THE FVARM AND RETAIL LEVELS Ot... for the period 1960-1972 were studied from the farm through 'retail levels, the variations in price spread were large. Lack of knowledge concerning share of marketing margins has brought inadequate govern- ment policies. The structural demand equation...

  10. A review of "Perceptions of Retailing in Early Modern England. Hampshire, England." by Nancy Cox and Karin Dannehl 

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    Hayworth, Gene

    2008-01-01

    & Edward- ian Times by Michael Turner and David Vaisey (Oxford Illustrated Press, 1972) and Urban Markets and Retail Distribution, 1730-1815, with Particular Reference to Macclesfield, Stockport and Chester by S. Ian Mitchell, that historians took a... of Luther in 1521. Nancy Cox and Karin Dannehl. Perceptions of Retailing in Early Modern England. Hampshire, England: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2007. xv+214 pp. $99.95. Review by Ge n e ha y w o r t h , un i v e r s i t y o f co l o r a d o , Bo u...

  11. Fact #817: February 17, 2014 Conventional and Alternative Fuel Price Trends from 2000 to 2013

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Retail prices for most transportation fuels have been highly volatile over the past 13 years. The figure below shows quarterly price fluctuations for select fuel types from 2000 to 2013. Gasoline,...

  12. High-speed tapping-mode atomic force microscopy using a Q-controlled regular cantilever acting as the actuator: Proof-of-principle experiments

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    Balantekin, M.; Sat?r, S.; Torello, D.; De?ertekin, F. L.

    2014-12-15

    We present the proof-of-principle experiments of a high-speed actuation method to be used in tapping-mode atomic force microscopes (AFM). In this method, we do not employ a piezotube actuator to move the tip or the sample as in conventional AFM systems, but, we utilize a Q-controlled eigenmode of a cantilever to perform the fast actuation. We show that the actuation speed can be increased even with a regular cantilever.

  13. The New Hampshire retail competition pilot program and the role of green marketing

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    Holt, E.A.; Fang, J.M.

    1997-11-01

    Most states in the US are involved in electric industry restructuring, from considering the pros and cons in regulatory dockets to implementing legislative mandates for full restructuring and retail access for all consumers. Several states and utilities have initiated pilot programs in which multiple suppliers or service providers may compete for business and some utility customers can choose among competing suppliers. The State of New Hampshire has been experimenting with a pilot program, mandated by the State Legislature in 1995 and implemented by the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (NHPUC), before it implements full retail access. Green marketing, an attempt to characterize the supplier or service provider as environmentally friendly without referring to the energy resource used to generate electricity, was used by several suppliers or service providers to attract customers. This appeal to environmental consumerism was moderately successful, but it raised a number of consumer protection and public policy issues. This issue brief examines the marketing methods used in New Hampshire and explores what green marketing might mean for the development of renewable energy generation. It also addresses the issues raised and their implications.

  14. The Effect of CO2 Pricing on Conventional and Non- Conventional Oil Supply and Demand

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    Méjean, Aurélie; Hope, Chris

    demand modelling Meling (StatoilHydro) 1.6%/year No detailed demand modelling Total 1.4%/year No detailed demand modelling Exxon Mobil 1.4%/year Detailed demand modelling Energyfiles 1.8%/year Demand not modelled, exogenous rate Adapted from (UKERC... of unconventional oil and gas) “By 2015, growth in the production of easily accessible oil and gas will not match the projected rate of demand growth.” UKERC (2009b p33) ExxonMobil 2008 101 in 2030 (excl. non-conventional oil) No peak before 2030 UKERC...

  15. An Agent-Based Test Bed for the Integrated Study of Retail and Wholesale Power System Operations

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    with smart-grid functionality. The test bed will seam together two existing test beds, the AMES Wholesale and wholesale power sys- tem operation with smart-grid functionality. This project is innovative in three key of retail and wholesale power mar- kets operating over transmission and distribution grids with "smart-grid

  16. Analysis of farm-to-retail price spreads for whole and two percent milk in seven selected cities 

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    Dickerson, Marla Lashea

    2004-09-30

    price spread of whole and two percent milk were the retail price for whole and two percent milk, marketing costs such as fuel and labor costs, milk production, seasonality, and structural change. Monthly data were collected over a 106 month period...

  17. 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

  18. Table 32. Conventional Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales...

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    Information AdministrationPetroleum Marketing Annual 1998 Table 32. Conventional Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type, PAD District, and State (Cents per Gallon...

  19. Public comment re Convention on Supplementary Compensation on...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Damage Contingent Cost Allocation; Section 934 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 Public comment re Convention on Supplementary Compensation on Nuclear Damage...

  20. Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage Contingent...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    issued proposed regulations under section 934 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. FR CSC NOPR More Documents & Publications Convention on Supplementary...

  1. The United States Ratifies The Convention On Supplementary Compensatio...

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

    of ratification for the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC) with the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The...

  2. DOE Notice of Inquiry on the Convention on Supplementary Compensation...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Inquiry on the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC) Contingent Cost Allocation - March 2, 2011 Meeting with CIGNL DOE Notice of Inquiry on the...

  3. Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage Contingent...

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

    is extended to October 27, 2010. Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage Contingent Cost Allocation More Documents & Publications CSCExtension.PDF...

  4. DOE Notice of Inquiry on the Convention on Supplementary Compensation...

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

    the DOE Notice of Inquiry on the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC) Contingent Cost Allocation. 75 Fed. Reg. 43945 (Jul. 27, 2010). This summary of...

  5. Water-related Issues Affecting Conventional Oil and Gas Recovery...

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    Water-related Issues Affecting Conventional Oil and Gas Recovery and Potential Oil-Shale Development in the Uinta Basin, Utah Michael Vanden Berg; Paul Anderson; Janae Wallace;...

  6. Characterizing Structural Controls of EGS Candidate and Conventional...

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

    Structural Controls of EGS Candidate and Conventional Geothermal Reservoirs in the Great Basin: Developing Successful Exploration Strategies in Extended Terranes Characterizing...

  7. Table 32. Conventional Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales...

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    AdministrationPetroleum Marketing Annual 1998 Table 32. Conventional Motor Gasoline Prices by Grade, Sales Type, PAD District, and State (Cents per Gallon Excluding Taxes) -...

  8. Current Status of the high enthalpy conventional geothermal fields...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Current Status of the high enthalpy conventional geothermal fields in Europe and the potential perspectives for their exploitation in terms of EGS Jump to: navigation, search...

  9. Fourth National Report for the Joint Convention on the Safety...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Fourth National Report for the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management Fourth National Report for the Joint...

  10. Second National Report for the Joint Convention on the Safety...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Second National Report for the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management Second National Report for the Joint...

  11. Third National Report for the Joint Convention on the Safety...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Third National Report for the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management Third National Report for the Joint...

  12. Regular Black Holes in $f(R)$ Gravity

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    Rodrigues, Manuel E; Marques, Glauber T; Zanchin, Vilson T

    2015-01-01

    We obtain a class of regular black hole solutions in four-dimensional $f(R)$ gravity, $R$ being the curvature scalar, coupled to a nonlinear electromagnetic source. The metric formalism is used and static spherically symmetric spacetimes are assumed. The resulting metric functions are given by one real parameter family of solutions which are generalization of known regular black hole solutions in General Relativity. The known solutions of General Relativity are recovered when the free parameter vanish in which case one has $f(R)\\propto R$. We show that there are particular cases that violates only the strong energy condition.

  13. Predicting Emerging Social Conventions in Online Social Networks

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    Gummadi, Krishna P.

    of massive social movements [34]. They guide everyday behaviors of the general public [1] as well as thosePredicting Emerging Social Conventions in Online Social Networks Farshad Kooti MPI-SWS farshad@mpi-sws.org Meeyoung Cha KAIST meeyoungcha@kaist.edu ABSTRACT The way in which social conventions emerge in communities

  14. PROCEEDINGS, INDONESIAN PETROLEUM ASSOCIATION Annual Convention & Exhibition, October 1999

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    Royal Holloway, University of London

    , Indonesia. Proceedings of the Indonesian Petroleum Association 27th Annual Convention, 487-493. #121 PROCEEDINGS, INDONESIAN PETROLEUM ASSOCIATION 27th Annual Convention & Exhibition, October 1999 NEOGENE HISTORY OF COLLISION IN THE HALMAHERA REGION, INDONESIA Robert Hall SE Asia Research Group

  15. Nematode Communities in Organically and Conventionally Managed Agricultural Soils1

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    Neher, Deborah A.

    Nematode Communities in Organically and Conventionally Managed Agricultural Soils1 Deborah A. Neher organically and conventionally managed soils in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Available nitrogen availability. Soils were sampled six times yearly in 1993 and 1994 to determine the best time of year to sample

  16. Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Expansion: Costs, Resources, Production Capacity, and Retail Availability for Low-Carbon Scenarios

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The petroleum-based transportation fuel system is complex and highly developed, in contrast to the nascent low-petroleum, low-carbon alternative fuel system. This report examines how expansion of the low-carbon transportation fuel infrastructure could contribute to deep reductions in petroleum use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the U.S. transportation sector. Three low-carbon scenarios, each using a different combination of low-carbon fuels, were developed to explore infrastructure expansion trends consistent with a study goal of reducing transportation sector GHG emissions to 80% less than 2005 levels by 2050.These scenarios were compared to a business-as-usual (BAU) scenario and were evaluated with respect to four criteria: fuel cost estimates, resource availability, fuel production capacity expansion, and retail infrastructure expansion.

  17. Benchmarking and Equipment and Controls Assessment for a 'Big Box' Retail Chain

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    Haves, Philip; Coffey, Brian; Williams, Scott

    2008-06-11

    The paper describes work to enable improved energy performance of existing and new retail stores belonging to a national chain and thereby also identify measures and tools that would improve the performance of 'big box' stores generally. A detailed energy simulation model of a standard store design was developed and used to: (1) demonstrate the benefits of benchmarking the energy performance of retail stores of relatively standard design using baselines derived from simulation, (2) identify cost-effective improvements in the efficiency of components to be incorporated in the next design cycle, and (3) use simulation to identify potential control strategy improvements that could be adopted in all stores, improving operational efficiency. The core enabling task of the project was to develop an energy model of the current standard design using the EnergyPlus simulation program. For the purpose of verification of the model against actual utility bills, the model was reconfigured to represent twelve existing stores (seven relatively new stores and five older stores) in different US climates and simulations were performed using weather data obtained from the National Weather Service. The results of this exercise, which showed generally good agreement between predicted and measured total energy use, suggest that dynamic benchmarking based on energy simulation would be an effective tool for identifying operational problems that affect whole building energy use. The models of the seven newer stores were then configured with manufacturers performance data for the equipment specified in the current design and used to assess the energy and cost benefits of increasing the efficiency of selected HVAC, lighting and envelope components. The greatest potential for cost-effective energy savings appears to be a substantial increase in the efficiency of the blowers in the roof top units and improvements in the efficiency of the lighting. The energy benefits of economizers on the roof-top units were analyzed and found to be very sensitive to the operation of the exhaust fans used to control building pressurization.

  18. BUDGET FORM AUTHORIZATION FOR COMMITMENT TO A REGULAR STAFF POSITION

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    Thompson, Michael

    BUDGET FORM AUTHORIZATION FOR COMMITMENT TO A REGULAR STAFF POSITION GOVERNED BY THE UNIVERSITY OPERATING BUDGET POLICY (BUDGETING SERVICES) BUDGET UNIT: BUDGET UNIT MANAGER: ENVELOPE: ENVELOPE MANAGER/contract compensation cost: $ FUNDING, BUDGET AND PLANNING INFORMATION (to be provided by Budget Unit Manager

  19. Quantile Regression with 1-regularization and Gaussian Kernels

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    Quantile Regression with 1-regularization and Gaussian Kernels Lei Shi1,2 , Xiaolin Huang1 , Zheng Sciences, Fudan University Shanghai 200433, P. R. China Abstract The quantile regression problem of 1-quantile regression with Gaussian kernels is almost the same as that of the RKHS-based learning

  20. REGULAR ARTICLE A Simple Dynamic Model of Respiratory Pump

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    Fontecave-Jallon, Julie

    REGULAR ARTICLE A Simple Dynamic Model of Respiratory Pump Pascale Calabrese · Pierre Baconnier the relative motion of rib cage and abdomen during quiet breathing. Keywords Respiratory pump model Á. Hillman and Finucane (1987) have produced a simple model of the respiratory pump that ``appears

  1. Quantitative Microwave Imaging Based on a Huber regularization

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    Pizurica, Aleksandra

    Quantitative Microwave Imaging Based on a Huber regularization Funing Bai, Wilfried Philips University, Belgium Abstract--Reconstruction of inhomogeneous dielectric objects from microwave scattering by means of quantitative microwave tomography is a nonlinear, ill-posed inverse problem. In this paper, we

  2. Improving Home Automation by Discovering Regularly Occurring Device Usage Patterns

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    Holder, Lawrence B.

    Improving Home Automation by Discovering Regularly Occurring Device Usage Patterns Edwin O in an environment can be mined to discover significant patterns, which an intelligent agent could use to automate of two prediction algorithms, thus demonstrating multiple uses for a home automation system. Finally, we

  3. REGULARIZATION FOR INVERTING THE RADON TRANSFORM WITH WEDGE CONSIDERATION

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    as missing wedge. We show that a regularization that penalizes non-uniformly in the orientation space produces re- constructions with less artifacts, thereby improving the recov- ery of the "invisible" edges distribution of an object from its (noisy) projections, and it is mathemati- cally related to the Radon

  4. Existence and regularity for mixtures of micromagnetic materials

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    Acerbi, Emilio

    to the introduction in §3 of a new model for mixtures of magnetic materials, framed within the context of the spaceExistence and regularity for mixtures of micromagnetic materials BY EMILIO ACERBI 1 , IRENE FONSECA Department of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA A new model

  5. Regular paper Spectroscopic characterization of the excitation energy transfer

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    van Stokkum, Ivo

    Regular paper Spectroscopic characterization of the excitation energy transfer in the fucoxanthin-20-5987999) Received 1 December 2004; accepted in revised form 20 January 2005 Key words: excitation energy transfer the energy transfer pathways in the fucoxanthin­chlorophyll protein (FCP) complex of the diatom Cyclotella

  6. Regularity and Uniqueness of Solutions to a Parabolic System

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    Jüngel, Ansgar

    is denoted by J i , the energy ux density or heat ux is denoted by J n+1 , and #26; n+1 is the internal. Furthermore, the uniqueness of weak solutions is proved. The proof is based on an elliptic dual method and temporal regularity, uniqueness of weak solutions, semidiscretization of time, elliptic dual method. 1991

  7. REGULAR ARTICLE Proteomic analysis of hepatitis B virus-associated

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    Tian, Weidong

    REGULAR ARTICLE Proteomic analysis of hepatitis B virus-associated hepatocellular carcinoma) is a malignancy of both underdeveloped and developing countries. Proteomes of ten pairs of clinical hepatitis B associated hepatitis B virus / Mass spectrometry / Proteome / Tumor markers / Two-dimensional gel

  8. C1,... partial regularity of functions minimising quasiconvex integrals.

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    Fusco, Nicola

    C1,... partial regularity of functions minimising quasiconvex integrals. Fusco, Nicola; Hutchinson The Göttingen State and University Library provides access to digitized documents strictly for noncommercial. Some of our collections are protected by copyright. Publication and/or broadcast in any form (including

  9. REGULARITY OF THE FREE BOUNDARY IN A TWO-PHASE ...

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    2007-09-20

    as two different phases of u and the main objective in this paper is to study their interfaces ... energy functionals that includes J. Recently, a direct proof of this optimal C1,??1 loc regularity, specifically ...... Function theory and phase transitions.

  10. A note on regular black holes in a brane world

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    Neves, J C S

    2015-01-01

    In this work, we show that regular black holes in a Randall-Sundrum-type brane world model are generated by the non-local bulk influence, expressed by a constant parameter in the brane metric, only in the spherical case. In the axial case (black holes with rotation), this influence forbids them.

  11. IMPROVED CONVERGENCE PROPERTIES OF THE LIN-FUKUSHIMA-REGULARIZATION METHOD

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    Kanzow, Christian

    IMPROVED CONVERGENCE PROPERTIES OF THE LIN-FUKUSHIMA-REGULARIZATION METHOD FOR MATHEMATICAL@mathematik.uni-wuerzburg.de September 2, 2010 Dedicated to Masao Fukushima, in great respect, on the occasion of his 60th birthday. 1 with complementarity constraints (MPCC) introduced by Gui-Hua Lin and Masao Fukushima. Existing convergence results

  12. Structure Functions for Regular sl-m Designs with Multiple

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    Zhu, Michael Yu

    Structure Functions for Regular sl-m Designs with Multiple Groups of Factors By Yu Zhu and C. F. J equation satisfied by a structure function. The identities are then generalized to sl-m designs is that it can easily adapt to some structural constraints of designs. The application of this approach

  13. Chemical composition, mineral content and cholesterol levels of some regular

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Note Chemical composition, mineral content and cholesterol levels of some regular and reduced from cow's milk, were analyzed for basic nutrients (water, protein, fat, ash and lactose), cholesterol and selected minerals (Na, Ca, K, Mg, P and Zn). The moisture contents of Labneh (78.6 g·100 g-1 ) and Double

  14. ORIGINAL PAPER Responses of red deer (Cervus elaphus) to regular

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ORIGINAL PAPER Responses of red deer (Cervus elaphus) to regular disturbance by hill walkers Angela calving rates in elk Cervus elaphus canadensis have been linked to human disturbance (Philips-recognised that the effect of disturbance can vary with its predictability; unexpected events, such as hill walkers

  15. 987 REGULAR SESSION NEW YORK STATE WATER RESOURCES INSTITUTE

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    Walter, M.Todd

    987 REGULAR SESSION Ch. 605 NEW YORK STATE WATER RESOURCES INSTITUTE CHAPTER 605 Approved and effective Aug. 3, 1987 AN ACT to establish the New York state water resources institute at Cornell University The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows: 1

  16. BOUNDS ON THE CASTELNUOVO-MUMFORD REGULARITY OF ...

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    2007-03-15

    Feb 16, 2007 ... 1 (M, N) ? 1, then reg(M ?N) ? reg(M)+reg(N), generalizing results of Chandler, Conca and ... j=1. (Dj ? 1)}, where l1,...,ld is a filter regular sequence on M of degrees D1,...,Dd. We thank the ..... MR1253986 (95d:13032). [BH].

  17. A cross-sectional assessment of perceptions and promotional demographics of agricultural producers in the Brazos Valley as they pertain to construction goods retailers 

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    Callaway, Cody Douglas

    1993-01-01

    . ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION XI. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS XII. LIMITATIONS APPENDIX A APPENDIX B APPENDIX C APPENDIX D VITA LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE 1 Retailer market share FIGURE 2 Major purchasing motivations FIGURE 3 Percentage who live in same... to the agricultural producer. By uncovering the retailing characteristics most desired by agricultural producers and agricultural producer's promotional demographics, issues are raised pertaining to effectively reaching and satisfying this market . The geographical...

  18. Certain aspects of inventory control as one of the management tools for the retail lumber and building material dealer of Texas 

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    Amason, Robert Daniel

    1958-01-01

    supervised my study, for his encouragement, counsel, and guidance. It was his understanding knowledge of the retail lumber and building material industry, built up through five years as coordinator of the Building Products Marketing course at the A. and M...LINRARY I lM OBLLRQE BP TEXAS CERTAIN ASPECTS OF INVENTORT CONTROL AS ONE OP THE MANAGEMENT TOOLS POR THE RETAIL LUMBER AND BUILDING MATERIAL DEALER OP TEXAS A Thesis By ROBERT DANIEL AMASON Subnitted to the Graduate School...

  19. Experimental investigation of piston heat transfer under conventional diesel and reactivity-controlled compression ignition combustion regimes

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    Splitter, Derek A [ORNL; Hendricks, Terry Lee [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); Ghandhi, Jaal B [University of Wisconsin

    2014-01-01

    The piston of a heavy-duty single-cylinder research engine was instrumented with 11 fast-response surface thermocouples, and a commercial wireless telemetry system was used to transmit the signals from the moving piston. The raw thermocouple data were processed using an inverse heat conduction method that included Tikhonov regularization to recover transient heat flux. By applying symmetry, the data were compiled to provide time-resolved spatial maps of the piston heat flux and surface temperature. A detailed comparison was made between conventional diesel combustion and reactivity-controlled compression ignition combustion operations at matched conditions of load, speed, boost pressure, and combustion phasing. The integrated piston heat transfer was found to be 24% lower, and the mean surface temperature was 25 C lower for reactivity-controlled compression ignition operation as compared to conventional diesel combustion, in spite of the higher peak heat release rate. Lower integrated piston heat transfer for reactivity-controlled compression ignition was found over all the operating conditions tested. The results showed that increasing speed decreased the integrated heat transfer for conventional diesel combustion and reactivity-controlled compression ignition. The effect of the start of injection timing was found to strongly influence conventional diesel combustion heat flux, but had a negligible effect on reactivity-controlled compression ignition heat flux, even in the limit of near top dead center high-reactivity fuel injection timings. These results suggest that the role of the high-reactivity fuel injection does not significantly affect the thermal environment even though it is important for controlling the ignition timing and heat release rate shape. The integrated heat transfer and the dynamic surface heat flux were found to be insensitive to changes in boost pressure for both conventional diesel combustion and reactivity-controlled compression ignition. However, for reactivity-controlled compression ignition, the mean surface temperature increased with changes in boost suggesting that equivalence ratio affects steady-state heat transfer.

  20. Technical Support Document: Development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Medium to Big Box Retail Buildings - 50% Energy Savings

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    Bonnema, Eric; Leach, Matt; Pless, Shanti

    2013-06-05

    This Technical Support Document describes the process and methodology for the development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Medium to Big Box Retail Buildings: Achieving 50% Energy Savings Toward a Net Zero Energy Building (AEDG-MBBR) ASHRAE et al. (2011b). The AEDG-MBBR is intended to provide recommendations for achieving 50% whole-building energy savings in retail stores over levels achieved by following ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (Standard 90.1-2004) (ASHRAE 2004b). The AEDG-MBBR was developed in collaboration with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the U.S. Department of Energy.

  1. Technical Support Document: Development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Medium to Big Box Retail Buildings - 50% Energy Savings

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    Bonnema, E.; Leach, M.; Pless, S.

    2013-06-01

    This Technical Support Document describes the process and methodology for the development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Medium to Big Box Retail Buildings: Achieving 50% Energy Savings Toward a Net Zero Energy Building (AEDG-MBBR) ASHRAE et al. (2011b). The AEDG-MBBR is intended to provide recommendations for achieving 50% whole-building energy savings in retail stores over levels achieved by following ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (Standard 90.1-2004) (ASHRAE 2004b). The AEDG-MBBR was developed in collaboration with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the U.S. Department of Energy.

  2. Actors, coalitions and the framework convention on climate change

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    Sewell, Granville C

    2005-01-01

    This study examines the political processes through which the Framework Convention on Climate Change was negotiated and the initial efforts of the United States, the Netherlands, and Japan to adopt national policies and ...

  3. Fact #880: July 6, 2015 Conventional Vehicle Energy Use: Where...

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    Energy Go? Not all of the fuel that is put into a car's fuel tank is used to move the car down the road. In fact, only 14-30% of the energy put into a conventional car is used...

  4. Fact #648: November 8, 2010 Conventional and Alternative Fuel Prices

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    The Department of Energy's Clean Cities Alternative Fuel Price Report is a quarterly report that tracks prices for conventional and alternative fuels in the U.S. The graph below shows the...

  5. Comparison of Conventional Diesel and Reactivity Controlled Compressio...

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    in a Light-Duty Engine CFD modeling was used to compare conventional diesel and dual-fuel Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition combustion at US Tier 2 Bin 5 NOx...

  6. A Rigging Convention for Isosurface-Based Characters 

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    Davalath, Megha Nataraj

    2011-08-08

    CONVENTION FOR ISOSURFACE-BASED CHARACTERS A Thesis by MEGHA NATARAJ DAVALATH 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 May 2011 Major Subject...: Visualization A RIGGING CONVENTION FOR ISOSURFACE-BASED CHARACTERS A Thesis by MEGHA NATARAJ DAVALATH 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...

  7. A characterization of Q-polynomial distance-regular graphs

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    Jurisic, Aleksandar; Zitnik, Arjana

    2009-01-01

    We obtain the following characterization of $Q$-polynomial distance-regular graphs. Let $\\G$ denote a distance-regular graph with diameter $d\\ge 3$. Let $E$ denote a minimal idempotent of $\\G$ which is not the trivial idempotent $E_0$. Let $\\{\\theta_i^*\\}_{i=0}^d$ denote the dual eigenvalue sequence for $E$. We show that $E$ is $Q$-polynomial if and only if (i) the entry-wise product $E \\circ E$ is a linear combination of $E_0$, $E$, and at most one other minimal idempotent of $\\G$; (ii) there exists a complex scalar $\\beta$ such that $\\theta^*_{i-1}-\\beta \\theta^*_i + \\theta^*_{i+1}$ is independent of $i$ for $1 \\le i \\le d-1$; (iii) $\\theta^*_i \

  8. A Regularized Graph Layout Framework for Dynamic Network Visualization

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    Xu, Kevin S; Hero, Alfred O

    2012-01-01

    Many real-world networks, including social and information networks, are dynamic structures that evolve over time. Such dynamic networks are typically visualized using a sequence of static graph layouts. In addition to providing a visual representation of the network topology at each time step, the sequence should preserve the mental map between layouts of consecutive time steps to allow a human to interpret the temporal evolution of the network. In this paper, we propose a framework for dynamic network visualization using regularized graph layouts. Regularization encourages stability of the layouts over time, thus preserving the mental map. The proposed framework involves optimizing a modified cost function that augments the cost function of a static graph layout algorithm with a grouping penalty, which encourages nodes to stay close to other nodes belonging to the same group, and a temporal penalty, which encourages smooth movements of the nodes over time. We introduce two dynamic layout algorithms under th...

  9. Genealogies of regular exchangeable coalescents with applications to sampling

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    Limic, Vlada

    2010-01-01

    This article considers a model of genealogy corresponding to a regular exchangeable coalescent (also known as Xi-coalescent) started from a large finite configuration, and undergoing neutral mutations. Asymptotic expressions for the number of active lineages were obtained by the author in a previous work. Analogous results for the number of active mutation-free lineages and the combined lineage lengths are derived using the same martingale-based technique. They are given in terms of convergence in probability, while extensions to convergence in moments and convergence almost surely are discussed. The above mentioned results have direct consequences on the sampling theory in the Xi-coalescent setting. In particular, the regular Xi-coalescents that come down from infinity (i.e., with locally finite genealogies), have an asymptotically equal number of families under the corresponding infinite alleles and infinite sites models. In special cases, quantitative asymptotic formulae for the number of families that con...

  10. Exponential growth of ponds in invasion percolation on regular trees

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    Goodman, Jesse

    2009-01-01

    In invasion percolation, the edges of successively maximal weight (the outlets) divide the invasion cluster into a chain of ponds separated by outlets. On the regular tree, the ponds are shown to grow exponentially, with law of large numbers, central limit theorem and large deviation results. The tail asymptotics for a fixed pond are also studied and are shown to be related to the asymptotics of a critical percolation cluster, with a logarithmic correction.

  11. Regular hypergraphs: asymptotic counting and loose Hamilton cycles

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    Ruciñski, Andrzej

    H(k) (n, d) be the class of all d-regular k-graphs on [n]. Note that each H H(k) (n, d) has M := nd/k edges (throughout, we implic- itly assume that k divides nd). Let H(k) (n, d) be a k-graph chosen from H model yielding the same distribution of k-multigraphs. Let S [n]nd be the 1 Department of Mathematics

  12. Local Behavior of Sparse Analysis Regularization: Applications to Risk Estimation

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    Vaiter, Samuel; Peyré, Gabriel; Dossal, Charles; Fadili, Jalal

    2012-01-01

    This paper studies the recovery of an unknown signal $x_0$ from low dimensional noisy observations $y = \\Phi x_0 + w$, where $\\Phi$ is an ill-posed linear operator and $w$ accounts for some noise. We focus our attention to sparse analysis regularization. The recovery is performed by minimizing the sum of a quadratic data fidelity term and the $\\lun$-norm of the correlations between the sought after signal and atoms in a given (generally overcomplete) dictionary. The $\\lun$ prior is weighted by a regularization parameter $\\lambda > 0$ that accounts for the noise level. In this paper, we prove that minimizers of this problem are piecewise-affine functions of the observations $y$ and the regularization parameter $\\lambda$. As a byproduct, we exploit these properties to get an objectively guided choice of $\\lambda$. More precisely, we propose an extension of the Generalized Stein Unbiased Risk Estimator (GSURE) and show that it is an unbiased estimator of an appropriately defined risk. This encompasses special ca...

  13. Matching effective chiral Lagrangians with dimensional and lattice regularization

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    Niedermayer, Ferenc

    2016-01-01

    We compute the free energy in the presence of a chemical potential coupled to a conserved charge in effective O($n$) scalar field theory (without explicit symmetry breaking terms) to NNL order for asymmetric volumes in general $d$--dimensions, using dimensional (DR) and lattice regularizations. This yields relations between the 4-derivative couplings appearing in the effective actions for the two regularizations, which in turn allows us to translate results, e.g. the mass gap in a finite periodic box in $d=3+1$ dimensions, from one regularization to the other. Consistency is found with a new direct computation of the mass gap using DR. For the case $n=4, d=4$ the model is the low-energy effective theory of QCD with $N_{\\rm f}=2$ massless quarks. The results can thus be used to obtain estimates of low energy constants in the effective chiral Lagrangian from measurements of the low energy observables, including the low lying spectrum of $N_{\\rm f}=2$ QCD in the $\\delta$--regime using lattice simulations, as pro...

  14. Matching effective chiral Lagrangians with dimensional and lattice regularization

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    Ferenc Niedermayer; Peter Weisz

    2016-01-04

    We compute the free energy in the presence of a chemical potential coupled to a conserved charge in effective O($n$) scalar field theory (without explicit symmetry breaking terms) to NNL order for asymmetric volumes in general $d$--dimensions, using dimensional (DR) and lattice regularizations. This yields relations between the 4-derivative couplings appearing in the effective actions for the two regularizations, which in turn allows us to translate results, e.g. the mass gap in a finite periodic box in $d=3+1$ dimensions, from one regularization to the other. Consistency is found with a new direct computation of the mass gap using DR. For the case $n=4, d=4$ the model is the low-energy effective theory of QCD with $N_{\\rm f}=2$ massless quarks. The results can thus be used to obtain estimates of low energy constants in the effective chiral Lagrangian from measurements of the low energy observables, including the low lying spectrum of $N_{\\rm f}=2$ QCD in the $\\delta$--regime using lattice simulations, as proposed by Peter Hasenfratz.

  15. Aging generates regular motions in weakly chaotic systems

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    Takuma Akimoto; Eli Barkai

    2012-09-27

    Using intermittent maps with infinite invariant measures, we investigate the universality of time-averaged observables under aging conditions. According to Aaronson-Darling-Kac theorem, in non-aged dynamical systems with infinite invariant measures, the distribution of the normalized time averages of integrable functions converge to the Mittag-Leffler distribution. This well known theorem holds when the start of observations coincides with the start of the dynamical processes. Introducing a concept of the aging limit where the aging time $t_a$ and the total measurement time $t$ goes to infinity while the aging ratio $t_a/t$ is a constant, we obtain a novel distributional limit theorem of time-averaged observables integrable with respect to the infinite invariant density. Applying the theorem to the Lyapunov exponent in intermittent maps, we find that regular motions and a weakly chaotic behavior coexist in the aging limit. This mixed type of dynamics is controlled by the aging ratio and hence is very different from the usual scenario of regular and chaotic motions in Hamiltonian systems. The probability of finding regular motions in non-aged processes is zero, while in the aging regime it is finite and it increases when system ages.

  16. The Business Logic of Sustainability: Merging Economic Growth with Social Responsibility--The explosion of organic and eco-friendly products on retail store shelves and in our daily lives is more

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    Ullrich, Paul

    -- The explosion of organic and eco-friendly products on retail store shelves and in our daily lives is more than

  17. BRST Invariant PV Regularization of SUSY Yang-Mills and SUGRA

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    Gaillard, Mary K

    2012-01-01

    September 2011 BRST Invariant PV Regularization of SUSYemployer. ii BRST INVARIANT PV REGULARIZATION OF SUSY YANG-a number of years on Pauli-Villars (PV) regu- larization of

  18. Fast Algorithms for Regularized Minimum Norm Solutions to Inverse Problems Irina F. Gorodnitsky

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    Gorodnitsky, Irina

    Fast Algorithms for Regularized Minimum Norm Solutions to Inverse Problems Irina F. Gorodnitsky- tional algorithms for solving regularized inverse problems. The computationaladvantages are obtained. The algorithms imple- ment two common regularizationprocedures, Tikhonov reg- ularization and Truncated Singular

  19. Lyapunov functions for evolution variational inequalities with locally prox-regular sets

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Lyapunov functions for evolution variational inequalities with locally prox-regular sets Abderrahim criterion for Lyapunov pairs of this dynamical system and some results on the asymptotic behaviour - Uniformly prox-regular set - Hypomonotonicity - Lyapunov pair - Asymptotic behaviour. Mathematics Subject

  20. Worn Stones with Flat Sides - All Time Regularity of the Interface

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    Worn Stones with Flat Sides - All Time Regularity of the Interface. We study the all time regularity of the free-boundary problem associated to the de- formation of ...

  1. Financing West Virginia's Highways: Challenges and Opportunities1

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    ) ....................................................................................................................................................... 38 Figure A2 Weekly U.S. Regular Retail Gasoline Prices (Cents per Gallon

  2. Stability of negative ionization fronts: Regularization by electric screening? Manuel Arrayas1,2

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    Ebert, Ute

    investigate how transversal Fourier modes of a planar ionization front are regularized by the electric the formation of cusps. The nature of this regularization has to be derived from the underlying gas discharge physics; it recently has been a subject of debate 13,14 . We argue that one regular- ization mechanism

  3. Trigonometric Pade approximants for functions with regularly decreasing Fourier coefficients

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    Labych, Yuliya A; Starovoitov, Alexander P [Gomel State University, Gomel (Belarus)

    2009-08-31

    Sufficient conditions describing the regular decrease of the coefficients of a Fourier series f(x)=a{sub 0}/2 + {sigma} a{sub n} cos kx are found which ensure that the trigonometric Pade approximants {pi}{sup t}{sub n,m}(x;f) converge to the function f in the uniform norm at a rate which coincides asymptotically with the highest possible one. The results obtained are applied to problems dealing with finding sharp constants for rational approximations. Bibliography: 31 titles.

  4. Quantum Cooling Evaporation Process in Regular Black Holes

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    Yun Soo Myung; Yong-Wan Kim; Young-Jai Park

    2007-09-28

    We investigate a universal behavior of thermodynamics and evaporation process for the regular black holes. We newly observe an important point where the temperature is maximum, the heat capacity is changed from negative infinity to positive infinity, and the free energy is minimum. Furthermore, this point separates the evaporation process into the early stage with negative heat capacity and the late stage with positive heat capacity. The latter represents the quantum cooling evaporation process. As a result, the whole evaporation process could be regarded as the inverse Hawking-Page phase transition.

  5. Regularization of Kerr-NUT spacetimes and their thermodynamical quantities

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    Nashed, G G L

    2015-01-01

    In the context of the teleparallel equivalent of general relativity (TEGR) theory, continues calculations of the total energy and momentum for Kerr-NUT spacetimes using three different methods, the gravitational energy-momentum, the Riemannian connection 1-form, ${\\widetilde{\\Gamma}_\\alpha}^\\beta$ and the Euclidean continuation method, have been achieved. Many local Lorentz transformations, that play the role of regularizing tool, are given to get the commonly known form of energy and momentum. We calculate the thermodynamic quantities of Kerr-NUT spacetime. We also investigate the first law of thermodynamics and quantum statistical relation.

  6. Regularization of Kerr-NUT spacetimes and their thermodynamical quantities

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    G. G. L. Nashed

    2015-04-27

    In the context of the teleparallel equivalent of general relativity (TEGR) theory, continues calculations of the total energy and momentum for Kerr-NUT spacetimes using three different methods, the gravitational energy-momentum, the Riemannian connection 1-form, ${\\widetilde{\\Gamma}_\\alpha}^\\beta$ and the Euclidean continuation method, have been achieved. Many local Lorentz transformations, that play the role of regularizing tool, are given to get the commonly known form of energy and momentum. We calculate the thermodynamic quantities of Kerr-NUT spacetime. We also investigate the first law of thermodynamics and quantum statistical relation.

  7. Quantifying the Uncertainty in Estimates of World Conventional Oil Resources 

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    Tien, Chih-Ming

    2010-07-14

    Since Hubbert proposed the "peak oil" concept to forecast ultimate recovery of crude oil for the U.S. and the world, there have been countless debates over the timing of peak world conventional oil production rate and ultimate recovery. From review...

  8. Hardwood Markets and Marketing AHEC American Hardwood in Europe Convention

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    Convention Venice, Italy 20-22 October 2004 Hardwood chapter highlights · EU production and consumption of hardwood flooring rose once again in 2003 · Production, trade and consumption of sawn hardwood all grew in central and eastern Europe · CIS subregion production and consumption of sawn hardwoods are forecast

  9. Land Use Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Conventional Oil

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    Turetsky, Merritt

    Land Use Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Conventional Oil Production and Oil Sands S O N I A Y E H received September 12, 2010. Accepted September 14, 2010. Debates surrounding the greenhouse gas (GHG emissions of California crude and in situ oil sands production (

  10. Nuclear Proliferation and the Deterrence of Conventional War: Justin Pollard

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    Sadoulet, Elisabeth

    Nuclear Proliferation and the Deterrence of Conventional War: A Proposal Justin Pollard April 2009) Introduction It seems counterintuitive to think that the spread of nuclear weapons could make the world a safer of ubiquitous nuclear armament is a more dangerous and unstable one. Certainly, a weapon of the nuclear

  11. A Foundation for Conventional and Temporal Query Optimization

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    Snodgrass, Richard T.

    substantially from built-in temporal support in the DBMS. To achieve this, temporal query representation DBMS architectures and ones where the temporal support is obtained via a layer on top of a conventional DBMS. This foundation captures duplicates and ordering for all queries, as well as coalescing

  12. I. PROBLEM ADDRESSED In recent years, global warming, depleting conventional

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    Ramakrishnan, Naren

    such as solar panels, wind turbines or diesel generators. Typically, and more so recently dueI. PROBLEM ADDRESSED In recent years, global warming, depleting conventional sources of energy physical and operational state, including environmental sensor data (e.g. temperature), operational state

  13. Appendix IV. Risks Associated with Conventional Uranium Milling Introduction

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    as in situ leaching (ISL) mining operations, to provide a more complete picture of uranium production. While this report focuses on the impacts associated with conventional surface and underground uranium mines Radioactive Materials from Uranium Mining. Volume 1: Mining and Reclamation Background" by U.S. EPA (2006

  14. Exceptional and regular spectra of a generalized Rabi model

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    Michael Tomka; Omar El Araby; Mikhail Pletyukhov; Vladimir Gritsev

    2014-12-05

    We study the spectrum of the generalized Rabi model in which co- and counter-rotating terms have different coupling strengths. It is also equivalent to the model of a two-dimensional electron gas in a magnetic field with Rashba and Dresselhaus spin-orbit couplings. Like in case of the Rabi model, the spectrum of the generalized Rabi model consists of the regular and the exceptional parts. The latter is represented by the energy levels which cross at certain parameters' values which we determine explicitly. The wave functions of these exceptional states are given by finite order polynomials in the Bargmann representation. The roots of these polynomials satisfy a Bethe ansatz equation of the Gaudin type. At the exceptional points the model is therefore quasi-exactly solvable. An analytical approximation is derived for the regular part of the spectrum in the weak- and strong-coupling limits. In particular, in the strong-coupling limit the spectrum consists of two quasi-degenerate equidistant ladders.

  15. Holographic Wilson loops, Hamilton-Jacobi equation and regularizations

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    Pontello, Diego

    2015-01-01

    The minimal area for surfaces whose border are rectangular and circular loops are calculated using the Hamilton-Jacobi (HJ) equation. This amounts to solve the HJ equation for the value of the minimal area, without calculating the shape of the corresponding surface. This is done for bulk geometries that are asymptotically AdS. For the rectangular countour, the HJ equation, which is separable, can be solved exactly. For the circular countour an expansion in powers of the radius is implemented. The HJ approach naturally leads to a regularization which consists in locating the countour away from the border. The results are compared with other regularization which leaves the countour at the border and calculates the area of the corresponding minimal surface up to a diameter smaller than the one of the countour at the border. The results do not coincide, this is traced back to the fact that in the former case the area of a minimal surface is calculated and in the second the computed area corresponds to a fraction ...

  16. Holographic Wilson loops, Hamilton-Jacobi equation and regularizations

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    Diego Pontello; Roberto Trinchero

    2015-09-21

    The minimal area for surfaces whose border are rectangular and circular loops are calculated using the Hamilton-Jacobi (HJ) equation. This amounts to solve the HJ equation for the value of the minimal area, without calculating the shape of the corresponding surface. This is done for bulk geometries that are asymptotically AdS. For the rectangular countour, the HJ equation, which is separable, can be solved exactly. For the circular countour an expansion in powers of the radius is implemented. The HJ approach naturally leads to a regularization which consists in locating the countour away from the border. The results are compared with other regularization which leaves the countour at the border and calculates the area of the corresponding minimal surface up to a diameter smaller than the one of the countour at the border. The results do not coincide, this is traced back to the fact that in the former case the area of a minimal surface is calculated and in the second the computed area corresponds to a fraction of a different minimal surface whose countour lies at the boundary.

  17. The Beef Nutrient Database Improvement Project: Retail Cuts From the Chuck 

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    West, Sarah

    2010-01-16

    , and that volume was recorded. Liquid was brought to a boil, the pan was covered, and the Dutch oven was placed in a pre-heated conventional oven (120 ?C), and the samples simmered until they reached an internal temperature of 85?C. The Dutch oven was removed...

  18. Rosemount Orchard is a sustainable development driven by a sense of community. It will offer affordable housing, "green" and local retail, a picking orchard, a community garden, and plenty of open space. The goal of the community

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    Netoff, Theoden

    affordable housing, "green" and local retail, a picking orchard, a community garden, and plenty of open space. Rosemount Orchard will be a destination neighborhood for everyone, with community classes, farmer markets neighbors in with a pedestrian bridge! The will also be two highly visible retail strips close

  19. Consumer survey data as a basis for the derivation of retail price and income elasticities of demand 

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    Wilson, Winston Lewis

    1969-01-01

    at Yiichigan State University computed 1ncome and price elastic1t1es of demand for food 1n general on the basis of a mailed quest1onnai re sent to 2, 103 fam1lies. ho specific price changes were employed. He asked respondents to 1ndicate their response to a...CONSUMER SURVEY DATA AS A BASIS FOR THE DERIVATION OF RETAIL PRICE AND INCOME ELASTICITIES OF DEMAND A Thesis by WJIlJSTOI'J LE1JIS WILSON Subm. 'tted to the Graduate College of Texas AGI1 University in partial fulfillment of the requirement...

  20. Combined iterative reconstruction and image-domain decomposition for dual energy CT using total-variation regularization

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    Dong, Xue; Niu, Tianye; Zhu, Lei

    2014-05-15

    Purpose: Dual-energy CT (DECT) is being increasingly used for its capability of material decomposition and energy-selective imaging. A generic problem of DECT, however, is that the decomposition process is unstable in the sense that the relative magnitude of decomposed signals is reduced due to signal cancellation while the image noise is accumulating from the two CT images of independent scans. Direct image decomposition, therefore, leads to severe degradation of signal-to-noise ratio on the resultant images. Existing noise suppression techniques are typically implemented in DECT with the procedures of reconstruction and decomposition performed independently, which do not explore the statistical properties of decomposed images during the reconstruction for noise reduction. In this work, the authors propose an iterative approach that combines the reconstruction and the signal decomposition procedures to minimize the DECT image noise without noticeable loss of resolution. Methods: The proposed algorithm is formulated as an optimization problem, which balances the data fidelity and total variation of decomposed images in one framework, and the decomposition step is carried out iteratively together with reconstruction. The noise in the CT images from the proposed algorithm becomes well correlated even though the noise of the raw projections is independent on the two CT scans. Due to this feature, the proposed algorithm avoids noise accumulation during the decomposition process. The authors evaluate the method performance on noise suppression and spatial resolution using phantom studies and compare the algorithm with conventional denoising approaches as well as combined iterative reconstruction methods with different forms of regularization. Results: On the Catphan©600 phantom, the proposed method outperforms the existing denoising methods on preserving spatial resolution at the same level of noise suppression, i.e., a reduction of noise standard deviation by one order of magnitude. This improvement is mainly attributed to the high noise correlation in the CT images reconstructed by the proposed algorithm. Iterative reconstruction using different regularization, including quadratic orq-generalized Gaussian Markov random field regularization, achieves similar noise suppression from high noise correlation. However, the proposed TV regularization obtains a better edge preserving performance. Studies of electron density measurement also show that our method reduces the average estimation error from 9.5% to 7.1%. On the anthropomorphic head phantom, the proposed method suppresses the noise standard deviation of the decomposed images by a factor of ?14 without blurring the fine structures in the sinus area. Conclusions: The authors propose a practical method for DECT imaging reconstruction, which combines the image reconstruction and material decomposition into one optimization framework. Compared to the existing approaches, our method achieves a superior performance on DECT imaging with respect to decomposition accuracy, noise reduction, and spatial resolution.

  1. Is a Green Paradox Spectre Haunting International Climate Change Laws and Conventions?

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    Partain, Roy Andrew

    2015-01-01

    accumulated production from conventional crude oil, 371 butaccumulated production of conventional crude oil as z-bar ).crude oil before the model would switch to continuous production

  2. EM Prepares Report for Convention on Safety of Spent Fuel and...

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    Prepares Report for Convention on Safety of Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste Management EM Prepares Report for Convention on Safety of Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste Management...

  3. Constructing a logical, regular axis topology from an irregular topology

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    Faraj, Daniel A.

    2014-07-22

    Constructing a logical regular topology from an irregular topology including, for each axial dimension and recursively, for each compute node in a subcommunicator until returning to a first node: adding to a logical line of the axial dimension a neighbor specified in a nearest neighbor list; calling the added compute node; determining, by the called node, whether any neighbor in the node's nearest neighbor list is available to add to the logical line; if a neighbor in the called compute node's nearest neighbor list is available to add to the logical line, adding, by the called compute node to the logical line, any neighbor in the called compute node's nearest neighbor list for the axial dimension not already added to the logical line; and, if no neighbor in the called compute node's nearest neighbor list is available to add to the logical line, returning to the calling compute node.

  4. Constructing a logical, regular axis topology from an irregular topology

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    Faraj, Daniel A.

    2014-07-01

    Constructing a logical regular topology from an irregular topology including, for each axial dimension and recursively, for each compute node in a subcommunicator until returning to a first node: adding to a logical line of the axial dimension a neighbor specified in a nearest neighbor list; calling the added compute node; determining, by the called node, whether any neighbor in the node's nearest neighbor list is available to add to the logical line; if a neighbor in the called compute node's nearest neighbor list is available to add to the logical line, adding, by the called compute node to the logical line, any neighbor in the called compute node's nearest neighbor list for the axial dimension not already added to the logical line; and, if no neighbor in the called compute node's nearest neighbor list is available to add to the logical line, returning to the calling compute node.

  5. Numerical Regularization of Electromagnetic Quantum Fluctuations in Inhomogeneous Dielectric Media

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    Shin-itiro Goto; Alison C. Hale; Robin W. Tucker; Timothy J. Walton

    2012-01-05

    Electromagnetic Casimir stresses are of relevance to many technologies based on mesoscopic devices such as MEMS embedded in dielectric media, Casimir induced friction in nano-machinery, micro-fluidics and molecular electronics. Computation of such stresses based on cavity QED generally require numerical analysis based on a regularization process. A new scheme is described that has the potential for wide applicability to systems involving realistic inhomogeneous media. From a knowledge of the spectrum of the stationary modes of the electromagnetic field the scheme is illustrated by estimating numerically the Casimir stress on opposite faces of a pair of perfectly conducting planes separated by a vacuum and the change in this result when the region between the plates is filled with an incompressible inhomogeneous non-dispersive dielectric.

  6. Regular graphs maximize the variability of random neural networks

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    Gilles Wainrib; Mathieu Galtier

    2014-12-17

    In this work we study the dynamics of systems composed of numerous interacting elements interconnected through a random weighted directed graph, such as models of random neural networks. We develop an original theoretical approach based on a combination of a classical mean-field theory originally developed in the context of dynamical spin-glass models, and the heterogeneous mean-field theory developed to study epidemic propagation on graphs. Our main result is that, surprisingly, increasing the variance of the in-degree distribution does not result in a more variable dynamical behavior, but on the contrary that the most variable behaviors are obtained in the regular graph setting. We further study how the dynamical complexity of the attractors is influenced by the statistical properties of the in-degree distribution.

  7. Regular and Chaotic Behaviors of Modified Rayleigh Duffing oscillator

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    C. H. Miwadinou; A. V. Monwanou; C. Ainamon; J. B. Chabi Orou

    2014-03-26

    The regular and chaotic behavior of modified Rayleigh-Duffing oscillator is studied. We consider in this paper the dynamics of Modified Rayleigh Duffing oscillator. The harmonic balance method are used to find the amplitudes of the oscillatory states, and analyze. The influence of system parameters are clearly found on the bifurcations in the response of this system is investigated. It is found also hysteresis and jump phenomenon are appered or desappered when certain parameters incrases or descrases. Various bifurcation structures, the variation of the Lyapunov exponent are obtained, using numerical simulations of the equations of motion. Various basin attraction are used to confirm the predictions of bifurcation structures and its corresponds Lyapunov exponent.

  8. Surface Tension regularizes the Crack Singularity of Adhesive Contacts

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    Stefan Karpitschka; Leen van Wijngaarden; Jacco H. Snoeijer

    2015-08-14

    The elastic and adhesive properties of a solid surface can be quantified by indenting it with a rigid sphere. Indentation tests are classically described by the JKR-law when the solid is very stiff, while recent work highlights the importance of surface tension for exceedingly soft materials. Here we show that surface tension plays a crucial role even for stiff solids: it regularizes the crack-like singularity at the edge of the contact. We find that the edge region exhibits a universal, self-similar structure that emerges from the balance of surface tension and elasticity. The similarity theory provides a complete description for adhesive contacts, reconciling the global adhesion laws and local contact mechanics.

  9. Small particle limits in a regularized Laplacian random growth model

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    Fredrik Johansson Viklund; Alan Sola; Amanda Turner

    2013-10-23

    We study a regularized version of Hastings-Levitov planar random growth that models clusters formed by the aggregation of diffusing particles. In this model, the growing clusters are defined in terms of iterated slit maps whose capacities are given by c_n=c|\\Phi_{n-1}'(e^{\\sigma+i\\theta_n})|^{-\\alpha}, \\alpha \\geq 0, where c>0 is the capacity of the first particle, {\\Phi_n}_n are the composed conformal maps defining the clusters of the evolution, {\\theta_n}_n are independent uniform angles determining the positions at which particles are attached, and \\sigma>0 is a regularization parameter which we take to depend on c. We prove that under an appropriate rescaling of time, in the limit as c converges to 0, the clusters converge to growing disks with deterministic capacities, provided that \\sigma does not converge to 0 too fast. We then establish scaling limits for the harmonic measure flow, showing that by letting \\alpha tend to 0 at different rates it converges to either the Brownian web on the circle, a stopped version of the Brownian web on the circle, or the identity map. As the harmonic measure flow is closely related to the internal branching structure within the cluster, the above three cases intuitively correspond to the number of infinite branches in the model being either 1, a random number whose distribution we obtain, or unbounded, in the limit as c converges to 0. We also present several findings based on simulations of the model with parameter choices not covered by our rigorous analysis.

  10. EM Contributes to Joint Convention Meeting | 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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:FinancingPetroleum Based|DepartmentStatement |toDepartmentContributes to Joint Convention Meeting

  11. Transportation Energy Futures Series: Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Expansion: Costs, Resources, Production Capacity, and Retail Availability for Low-Carbon Scenarios

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    Melaina, M. W.; Heath, G.; Sandor, D.; Steward, D.; Vimmerstedt, L.; Warner, E.; Webster, K. W.

    2013-04-01

    Achieving the Department of Energy target of an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 depends on transportation-related strategies combining technology innovation, market adoption, and changes in consumer behavior. This study examines expanding low-carbon transportation fuel infrastructure to achieve deep GHG emissions reductions, with an emphasis on fuel production facilities and retail components serving light-duty vehicles. Three distinct low-carbon fuel supply scenarios are examined: Portfolio: Successful deployment of a range of advanced vehicle and fuel technologies; Combustion: Market dominance by hybridized internal combustion engine vehicles fueled by advanced biofuels and natural gas; Electrification: Market dominance by electric drive vehicles in the LDV sector, including battery electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles, that are fueled by low-carbon electricity and hydrogen. A range of possible low-carbon fuel demand outcomes are explored in terms of the scale and scope of infrastructure expansion requirements and evaluated based on fuel costs, energy resource utilization, fuel production infrastructure expansion, and retail infrastructure expansion for LDVs. This is one of a series of reports produced as a result of the Transportation Energy Futures (TEF) project, a Department of Energy-sponsored multi-agency project initiated to pinpoint underexplored transportation-related strategies for abating GHGs and reducing petroleum dependence.

  12. Approved Module Information for LT2F06, 2014/5 Module Title/Name: Retail Logistics Module Code: LT2F06

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    Rebollo-Neira, Laura

    Approved Module Information for LT2F06, 2014/5 Module Title/Name: Retail Logistics Module Code: LT2F06 School: Engineering and Applied Science Module Type: Foundation New Module? No Module Credits: 20 Module Management Information Module Leader Name Constant Iannacci Email Address c

  13. The Impact of Retail Rate Structures on the Economics ofCustomer-Sited PV: A Study of Commercial Installations inCalifornia

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    Wiser, Ryan; Mills, Andrew; Barbose, Galen; Golove, William

    2007-06-01

    We analyze the impact of retail rate design on the economics of grid-connected commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems in California. The analysis is based on 15-minute interval building load and PV production data for 24 commercial PV installations in California, spanning a diverse set of building load shapes and geographic locations. We derive the annual bill savings per kWh generated for each PV system, under each of 21 distinct retail rates currently offered by the five largest utilities in California. We identify and explain variation in the value of bill savings attributable to differences in the structure of demand and energy charges across rates, as well as variation attributable to other factors, such as the size of the PV system relative to building load, the specific shape of the PV production profile, and the customer load profile. We also identify the optimal rate for each customer, among those rates offered as alternatives to one another, and show how the decision is driven in large measure by the size of the PV system relative to building load. The findings reported here may be of value to regulators and utilities responsible for designing retail rates, as well as to customers and PV retailers who have a need to estimate the prospective bill savings of PV systems.

  14. The Impact of Carbon Pricing on Wholesale Electricity Prices, Carbon Pass-Through Rates and Retail Electricity Tariffs in Australia.1

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    1 The Impact of Carbon Pricing on Wholesale Electricity Prices, Carbon Pass-Through Rates and Retail Electricity Tariffs in Australia.1 By Phillip Wild, School of Economics, The University of Corporate Affairs at our Industry Partner, AGL Energy Ltd, for his advice and contributions throughout

  15. Just-in-time production systems reduce the amount of inventory available at distribution centers or retailers and increase the need for

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    26 Just-in-time production systems reduce the amount of inventory available at distribution centers or retailers and increase the need for products or parts to arrive at the scheduled time. For example, a late delivery may delay scheduled production or product delivery, causing manufacturers to incur steep financial

  16. Generalized Ginzburg-Landau models for non-conventional superconductors

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    S. Esposito; G. Salesi

    2009-06-20

    We review some recent extensions of the Ginzburg-Landau model able to describe several properties of non-conventional superconductors. In the first extension, s-wave superconductors endowed with two different critical temperatures are considered, their main thermodynamical and magnetic properties being calculated and discussed. Instead in the second extension we describe spin-triplet superconductivity (with a single critical temperature), studying in detail the main predicted physical properties. A thorough discussion of the peculiar predictions of our models and their physical consequences is as well performed.

  17. REGULAR TRACE FORMULA AND BASE CHANGE FOR GLn Yuval Z. Flicker

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    Flicker, Yuval

    REGULAR TRACE FORMULA AND BASE CHANGE FOR GLn Yuval Z. Flicker Department of Mathematics, The Ohio aim here is to develop the regular trace formula of F2 from the context of GL2 to that of a reductive representations of GLn which have a supercuspidal component. Our motivation is the belief that a formula

  18. On the regularity of a free boundary for a nonlinear obstacle problem arising in superconductor modelling.

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    Monneau, Régis

    On the regularity of a free boundary for a nonlinear obstacle problem arising in superconductor of superconductivity. We consider solutions in a Lipschitz bounded open set and prove the regularity of the free-Landau theory for a superconductor with a density of vortices in an interior region whose boundary is a free

  19. ABELIAN GROUPS WITH UNIT-REGULAR ENDOMORPHISM SIMION BREAZ AND GRIGORE CALUGAREANU

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    Cãlugãreanu, Grigore

    ABELIAN GROUPS WITH UNIT-REGULAR ENDOMORPHISM RING SIMION BREAZ AND GRIGORE CALUGAREANU Abstract. Old and recent results permit to give comprehensive information on Abelian groups with unit if for every a R there is an element b R such that a = aba, and unit regular (see Ehrlich [2]), if b

  20. LEVEL SET REGULARIZATION IN POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY 1 Level Set Method for Positron Emission

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    Ferguson, Thomas S.

    LEVEL SET REGULARIZATION IN POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY 1 Level Set Method for Positron Emission for integrated Petroleum Research). #12;LEVEL SET REGULARIZATION IN POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY 2 Abstract In positron emission tomography (PET) a radioactive compound is injected into the body to promote a tissue

  1. Regularization of Hele-Shaw flows, multiscaling expansions and the Painleve I equation

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    Luis Martinez Alonso; E. Medina

    2007-10-19

    Critical processes of ideal integrable models of Hele-Shaw flows are considered. A regularization method based on multiscaling expansions of solutions of the KdV and Toda hierarchies characterized by string equations is proposed. Examples are exhibited in which the tritronq'ee solution of the Painleve-I equation turns out to provide the leading term of the regularization

  2. Determination of Electron Flux Spectra in a Solar Flare with Ran Augmented Regularization Method: Application

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    Piana, Michele

    Determination of Electron Flux Spectra in a Solar Flare with Ran Augmented Regularization Method. (2004) have shown how to recover mean source electron spectra F(E) in solar flares through a physical a solar flare observed by RHESSI on 26 February, 2002. Results using different orders of regularization

  3. Technical Reports Ultra-low Dose Lung CT Perfusion Regularized by

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    Wang, Ge

    Technical Reports Ultra-low Dose Lung CT Perfusion Regularized by a Previous Scan1 Hengyong Yu, Ph­regularized reconstruction (PSRR) method was proposed to reduce radiation dose and applied to lung perfusion studies. Normal and ultra-low-dose lung computed tomographic perfusion studies were compared in terms of the estimation

  4. Fault-tolerant Implementations of regular Registers by safe Registers in Link Model

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    Johnen, Colette

    of increasing power, are called safe, regular, and atomic. Program design is easier assuming atomic registers, regular, or atomic). Specifically, we seek to determine under what conditions and with what fault for the atomic-link model (also called R/W atomicity model) can be implemented using safe reg- isters instead

  5. Technical Support Document: Development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Medium Box Retail -- 50% Energy Savings

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    Hale, E. T.; Macumber, D. L.; Long, N. L.; Griffith, B. T.; Benne, K. S.; Pless, S. D.; Torcellini, P. A.

    2008-09-01

    This report provides recommendations that architects, designers, contractors, developers, owners, and lessees of medium box retail buildings can use to achieve whole-building energy savings of at least 50% over ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004. The recommendations are given by climate zone and address building envelope, fenestration, lighting systems, HVAC systems, building automation and controls, outside air treatment, service water heating, plug loads, and photovoltaic systems. The report presents several paths to 50% savings, which correspond to different levels of integrated design. These are recommendations only, and are not part of a code or standard. The recommendations are not exhaustive, but we do try to emphasize the benefits of integrated building design, that is, a design approach that analyzes a building as a whole system, rather than as a disconnected collection of individually engineered subsystems.

  6. On a regularization of a scalar conservation law with discontinuous coefficients

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    Shen, Chun

    2014-03-15

    This paper is devoted to a scalar conservation law with a linear flux function involving discontinuous coefficients. It is clear that the delta standing wave should be introduced into the Riemann solution in some nonclassical situation. In order to study the formation of delta standing wave, we consider a regularization of the discontinuous coefficient with the Helmholtz mollifier and then obtain a regularized system which depends on a regularization parameter ? > 0. The regularization mechanism is a nonlinear bending of characteristic curves that prevents their finite-time intersection. It is proved rigorously that the solutions of regularized system converge to the delta standing wave solution in the ? ? 0 limit. Compared with the classical method of vanishing viscosity, here it is clear to see how the delta standing wave forms naturally along the characteristics.

  7. Micro-tearing modes in spherical and conventional tokamaks

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    Moradi, S; Guttenfelder, W; Fülöp, T; Mollén, A

    2013-01-01

    The onset and characteristics of Micro-Tearing Modes (MTM) in the core of spherical (NSTX) and conventional tokamaks (ASDEX-UG and JET) are studied through local linear gyrokinetic simulations with gyro [J. Candy and E. Belli, General Atomics Report GA-A26818 (2011)]. For experimentally relevant core plasma parameters in the NSTX and ASDEX-UG tokamaks, in agreement with previous works, we find MTMs as the dominant linear instability. Also, for JET-like core parameters considered in our study an MTM is found as the most unstable mode. In all these plasmas, finite collisionality is needed for MTMs to become unstable and the electron temperature gradient is found to be the fundamental drive. However, a significant difference is observed in the dependence of linear growth rate of MTMs on electron temperature gradient. While it varies weakly and non-monotonically in JET and ASDEX-UG plasmas, in NSTX it increases with the electron temperature gradient.

  8. Feasibility of Thermoelectrics for Waste Heat Recovery in Conventional Vehicles

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    Smith, K.; Thornton, M.

    2009-04-01

    Thermoelectric (TE) generators convert heat directly into electricity when a temperature gradient is applied across junctions of two dissimilar metals. The devices could increase the fuel economy of conventional vehicles by recapturing part of the waste heat from engine exhaust and generating electricity to power accessory loads. A simple vehicle and engine waste heat model showed that a Class 8 truck presents the least challenging requirements for TE system efficiency, mass, and cost; these trucks have a fairly high amount of exhaust waste heat, have low mass sensitivity, and travel many miles per year. These factors help maximize fuel savings and economic benefits. A driving/duty cycle analysis shows strong sensitivity of waste heat, and thus TE system electrical output, to vehicle speed and driving cycle. With a typical alternator, a TE system could allow electrification of 8%-15% of a Class 8 truck's accessories for 2%-3% fuel savings. More research should reduce system cost and improve economics.

  9. CBTL Design Case Summary Conventional Feedstock Supply System - Woody

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    Christopher T. Wright; Erin M. Searcy

    2012-02-01

    A conventional woody feedstock design has been developed that represents supply system technologies, costs, and logistics that are achievable today for supplying woody biomass as a blendstock with coal for energy production. Efforts are made to identify bottlenecks and optimize the efficiency and capacities of this supply system, within the constraints and consideration of existing local feedstock supplies, equipment, and permitting requirements. The feedstock supply system logistics operations encompass all of the activities necessary to move woody biomass from the production location to the conversion reactor ready for blending and insertion. This supply system includes operations that are currently available such that costs and logistics are reasonable and reliable. The system modeled for this research project includes the use of the slash stream since it is a more conservative analysis and represents the material actually used in the experimental part of the project.

  10. CBTL Design Case Summary Conventional Feedstock Supply System - Herbaceous

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    Christopher T. Wright; Erin M. Searcy

    2012-02-01

    A conventional bale feedstock design has been established that represents supply system technologies, costs, and logistics that are achievable today for supplying herbaceous feedstocks as a blendstock with coal for energy production. Efforts are made to identify bottlenecks and optimize the efficiency and capacities of this supply system, within the constraints of existing local feedstock supplies, equipment, and permitting requirements. The feedstock supply system logistics operations encompass all of the activities necessary to move herbaceous biomass feedstock from the production location to the conversion reactor ready for blending and insertion. This supply system includes operations that are currently available such that costs and logistics are reasonable and reliable. The system modeled for this research project includes the uses of field-dried corn stover or switchgrass as a feedstock to annually supply an 800,000 DM ton conversion facility.

  11. On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems: Conventional Septic Tank/Drain Field 

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    Lesikar, Bruce J.

    1999-09-06

    Conventional septic systems have traditionally been the most commonly used technology for treating wastewater. This publication explains the advantages and disadvantages of conventional septic tank/drain fields, as well ...

  12. September/October 2005 CSBA Annual Convention IUSSI Research Briefs Prices of Queen Bees

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    Ishida, Yuko

    _____________________________________________________________________________ CSBA Annual Convention IUSSI Research Briefs Prices of Queen Bees CSBA 2004 Annual Convention Harveys:30 "Ag Commissioners' Report" ­ Richard Price 6:30 New Member and American Honey Queen Reception

  13. Assessing performance : an analytical framework for the San José McEnery Convention Center

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    Lee, Kai-yan, M.C.P. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2007-01-01

    This study first outlines three major factors that limit the assessments of convention centers: high uncertainty in the convention industry, complex institutional structures and operational priorities, and plethora of ...

  14. Regularization of soft-X-ray imaging in the DIII-D tokamak

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    Wingen, Andreas; Shafer, Morgan W; Unterberg, Ezekial A; Hill, Judith C; Hillis, Donald Lee

    2015-01-01

    An image inversion scheme for the soft X-ray imaging system (SXRIS) diagnostic at the DIII-D tokamak is developed to obtain the local soft X-ray emission at a poloidal cross-section from the spatially line-integrated image taken by the SXRIS camera. The scheme uses the Tikhonov regularization method since the inversion problem is generally ill-posed. The regularization technique uses the generalized singular value decomposition to determine a solution that depends on a free regularization parameter. The latter has to be chosen carefully, and the so called {\\it L-curve} method to find the optimum regularization parameter is outlined. A representative test image is used to study the properties of the inversion scheme with respect to inversion accuracy, amount/strength of regularization, image noise and image resolution. The optimum inversion parameters are identified, while the L-curve method successfully computes the optimum regularization parameter. Noise is found to be the most limiting issue, but sufficient regularization is still possible at noise to signal ratios up to 10%-15%. Finally, the inversion scheme is applied to measured SXRIS data and the line-integrated SXRIS image is successfully inverted.

  15. Letter box line blackener for the HDTV/conventional-analog hybrid system

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    Wysocki, Frederick J.; Nickel, George H.

    2006-07-18

    A blackener for letter box lines associated with a HDTV/conventional-analog hybrid television transmission where the blackener counts horizontal sync pulses contained in the HDTV/conventional-analog hybrid television transmission and determines when the HDTV/conventional-analog hybrid television transmission is in letter-box lines: if it is, then the blackener sends substitute black signal to an output; and if it is not, then the blackener sends the HDTV/conventional-analog hybrid television transmission to the output.

  16. KYOTO PROTOCOL TO THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

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    Laughlin, Robert B.

    KYOTO PROTOCOL TO THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE UNITED NATIONS 1998 #12;KYOTO PROTOCOL TO THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE The Parties to this Protocol, Being Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, hereinafter referred

  17. On the regulation of spatial externalities: coexistence between GM and conventional crops

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    -mediated gene flow is one of the main concerns associated with the introduc- tion of genetically modified (GM of genetically modified (GM) and conventional crops in the EU is permitted by the principle that farmers should in conventional food and feed. As GM material can mix with conventional material (through pollen dispersal

  18. Statel-level Convention On AP's Power Crisis A state-level convention on the issue of the power crisis in Andhra Pradesh, at

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    Harinarayana, T.

    state' in the country, he said his state has emerged as the largest solar power maker with more than 18Statel-level Convention On AP's Power Crisis A state-level convention on the issue of the power power by exploiting the sources. Claiming that Gujarat was the first State to become `power surplus

  19. Boron-Lined Multichamber and Conventional Neutron Proportional Counter Tests

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    Woodring, Mitchell L.; Ely, James H.; Kouzes, Richard T.; Stromswold, David C.

    2010-09-07

    Radiation portal monitors used for interdiction of illicit materials at borders include highly sensitive neutron detection systems. The main reason for having neutron detection capability is to detect fission neutrons from plutonium. The currently deployed radiation portal monitors (RPMs) from Ludlum and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) use neutron detectors based upon 3He-filled gas proportional counters, which are the most common large neutron detector. There is a declining supply of 3He in the world, and thus, methods to reduce the use of this gas in RPMs with minimal changes to the current system designs and sensitivity to cargo-borne neutrons are being investigated. Four technologies have been identified as being currently commercially available, potential alternative neutron detectors to replace the use of 3He in RPMs. These technologies are: 1) Boron trifluoride (BF3)-filled proportional counters, 2) Boron-lined proportional counters, 3) Lithium-loaded glass fibers, and 4) Coated non-scintillating plastic fibers. In addition, a few other companies have detector technologies that might be competitive in the near term as an alternative technology. Reported here are the results of tests of a boron-lined, multichamber proportional counter manufactured by LND, Inc. Also reported are results obtained with an earlier design of conventional, boron-lined, proportional counters from LND. This testing measured the required performance for neutron detection efficiency and gamma-ray rejection capabilities of the detectors.

  20. Conventional engine technology. volume 3: comparisons and future potential

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    Dowdy, M.W.

    1981-12-01

    The status of five conventional automobile engine technologies was assessed and the future potential for increasing fuel economy and reducing exhaust emission was discussed, using the 1980 EPA California emisions standards as a comparative basis. By 1986, the fuel economy of a uniform charge Otto engine with a three-way catalyst is expected to increase 10%, while vehicles with lean burn (fast burn) engines should show a 20% fuel economy increase. Although vehicles with stratified-charge engines and rotary engines are expected to improve, their fuel economy will remain inferior to the other engine types. When adequate NO emissions control methods are implemented to meet the EPA requirements, vehicles with prechamber diesel engines are expected to yield a fuel economy advantage of about 15%. While successful introduction of direct injection diesel engine technology will provide a fuel savings of 30 to 35%, the planned regulation of exhaust particulates could seriously hinder this technology, because it is expected that only the smallest diesel engine vehicles could meet the proposed particulate requirements.

  1. Conventional engine technology. Volume III. Comparisons and future potential

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    Dowdey, M.W.

    1981-12-15

    The status of five conventional automobile engine technologies is assessed and the future potential for increasing fuel economy and reducing exhaust emissions is discussed, using the 1980 EPA California emissions standards as a comparative basis. By 1986, the fuel economy of a uniform charge Otto engine with a three-way catalyst is expected to increase 10%, while vehicles with lean burn (fast burn) engines should show a 20% fuel economy increase. Although vehicles with stratified-charge engines and rotary engines are expected to improve, their fuel economy will remain inferior to the other engine types. When adequate NO/sub x/ emissions control methods are implemented to meet the EPA requirements, vehicles with prechamber diesel engines are expected to yield a fuel economy advantage of about 15%. While successful introduction of direct injection diesel engine technology will provide a fuel savings of 30 to 35%, the planned regulation of exhaust particulates could seriously hinder this technology, because it is expected that only the smallest diesel engine vehicles could meet the proposed particulate requirements.

  2. Resolution independent curved seams in clothing animation using a regular particle grid 

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    Foshee, Jacob Wesley

    2004-11-15

    We present a method for representing seams in clothing animation, and its application in simulation level of detail. Specifically we consider cloth represented as a regular grid of particles connected by spring-dampers, ...

  3. Electrical impedance tomography using level set representation and total variational regularization

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    Tai, Xue-Cheng

    Electrical impedance tomography using level set representation and total variational regularization electrical impedance tomography. The key feature of the scheme is the use of level set method. Introduction Electrical impedance tomography is a widely investigated problem with many applications

  4. Molecular cancer classification using an meta-sample-based regularized robust coding method

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    Wang, Shu-Lin; Sun, Liuchao; Fang, Jianwen

    2014-12-03

    , its efficiency needs to be improved when analyzing large-scale GEP data. Results In this paper we present the meta-sample-based regularized robust coding classification (MRRCC), a novel effective cancer classification technique that combines the idea...

  5. Nonlinear Electromagnetic Quasinormal Modes and Hawking Radiation of A Regular Black Hole with Magnetic Charge

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    Jin Li; Kai Lin; Nan Yang

    2015-03-24

    Based on a regular exact black hole (BH) from nonlinear electrodynamics (NED) coupled to General Relativity, we investigate its stability of such BH through the Quasinormal Modes (QNMs) of electromagnetic (EM) field perturbation and its thermodynamics through Hawking radiation. In perturbation theory, we can deduce the effective potential from nonlinear EM field. The comparison of potential function between regular and RN BHs could predict their similar QNMs. The QNMs frequencies tell us the effect of magnetic charge $q$, overtone $n$, angular momentum number $l$ on the dynamic evolution of NLED EM field. Furthermore we also discuss the cases near extreme condition of such magnetically charged regular BH. The corresponding QNMs spectrum illuminates some special properties in the near-extreme cases. For the thermodynamics, we employ Hamilton-Jacobi method to calculate the near-horizon Hawking temperature of the regular BH and reveal the relationship between classical parameters of black hole and its quantum effect.

  6. Kinematics measurements of regular, irregular, and rogue waves by PIV/LDV 

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    Choi, Hae-Jin

    2007-04-25

    A comprehensive experimental study was conducted to produce benchmark wave kinematics data for five different regular waves and the maxima of four different irregular wave trains. Two of the irregular waves generated are in the category of rogue...

  7. Regular Inspection and Maintenance Guidance for Gravel Wetland Stormwater Management Device

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    5 Regular Inspection and Maintenance Guidance for Gravel Wetland Stormwater Management Device and not a criterion for cleaning. Rather, stormwater access to subsurface treatment is by way of inlet standpipes

  8. 12. First Results on the Regularity of the Free Boundary 12.1 ...

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    2007-02-22

    12.1. Problem A: C1-regularity of the free boundary near low-energy points. In this lecture, we study the free boundary in Problem A near the low- energy points.

  9. Probabilistic intra-retinal layer segmentation in 3-D OCT images using global shape regularization

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    Schnörr, Christoph

    Probabilistic intra-retinal layer segmentation in 3-D OCT images using global shape regularization Processing (HCI), University of Heidelberg, Speyerer Str. 6, 69126 Heidelberg, Germany c Heidelberg 2014 Keywords: Statistical shape model Retinal layer segmentation Pathology detection Optical coherence

  10. BRST invariant PV regularization of SUSY Yang-Mills and SUGRA

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    Gaillard, Mary K

    2011-01-01

    Pauli-Villars regularization of Yang-Mills theories and of supergravity theories is outlined, with an emphasis on BRST invariance. Applications to phenomenology and the anomaly structure of supergravity are discussed.

  11. BRST invariant PV regularization of SUSY Yang-Mills and SUGRA

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    Mary K. Gaillard

    2011-09-14

    Pauli-Villars regularization of Yang-Mills theories and of supergravity theories is outlined, with an emphasis on BRST invariance. Applications to phenomenology and the anomaly structure of supergravity are discussed.

  12. Optimized estimates of the regularity of the conditional distribution of the sample mean

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    Victor Chulaevsky

    2015-04-24

    We give an improved estimate for the regularity of the conditional distribution of the empiric mean of a finite sample of IID random variables, conditional on the sample "fluctuations", extending the well-known property of Gaussian IID samples. Specifically, we replace the bounds in probability, established in our earlier works, by those in distribution, and this results in the optimal regularity exponent in the final estimate.

  13. On regular solutions of the 3-D compressible isentropic Euler-Boltzmann equations with vacuum

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    Yachun Li; Shengguo Zhu

    2014-10-07

    In this paper, we discuss the Cauchy Problem for the compressible isentropic Euler-Boltzmann equations with vacuum in radiation hydrodynamics. Firstly, we establish the local existence of regular solutions by the fundamental methods in the theory of quasi-linear symmetric hyperbolic systems under some physical assumptions. Then we give the non-global existence of regular solutions caused by the effect of vacuum for $1vacuum.

  14. Neither black-holes nor regular solitons: a no-go theorem

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    Alessio Celi

    2007-12-10

    By studying the BPS equations for electrostatic and spherically symmetric configurations in N=2, d=5 gauged supergravity with vector multiplets and hypermultiplets coupled, we demonstrate that no regular supersymmetric black-hole solutions of this kind exist. Furthermore, we demonstrate that it is not possible to construct supersymmetric regular solitons that have the above symmetries. As a consequence the scalar flow associated to the BPS solutions is always unbounded.

  15. SUMMER SCHOOLS SUMMER REGULAR CLASSES DISTANCE LEARNING Universit Laval will offer some 1,300 regular classes on its campus during the 2012

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    Laval, Université

    (websites, written documents, virtual sessions, audio and video clips, animation, CD-ROMs, DVDs, and more), and student support and participation is provided through email, regular mail, discussion forums, virtual Representations of the Human Body June 26 to 30, 2012 Creative Workshop in Environmental Design July 2 to 6, 2012

  16. Renormalization of lattice-regularized quantum gravity models I. General considerations

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    Joshua H. Cooperman

    2014-10-21

    Lattice regularization is a standard technique for the nonperturbative definition of a quantum theory of fields. Several approaches to the construction of a quantum theory of gravity adopt this technique either explicitly or implicitly. A crucial complement to lattice regularization is the process of renormalization through which a continuous description of the quantum theory arises. I provide a comprehensive conceptual discussion of the renormalization of lattice-regularized quantum gravity models. I begin with a presentation of the renormalization group from the Wilsonian perspective. I then consider the application of the renormalization group in four contexts: quantum field theory on a continuous nondynamical spacetime, quantum field theory on a lattice-regularized nondynamical spacetime, quantum field theory of continuous dynamical spacetime, and quantum field theory of lattice-regularized dynamical spacetime. The first three contexts serve to identify successively the particular issues that arise in the fourth context. These issues originate in the inescability of establishing all scales solely on the basis of the dynamics. While most of this discussion rehearses established knowledge, the attention that I pay to these issues, especially the previously underappreciated role of standard units of measure, is largely novel. I conclude by briefly reviewing past studies of renormalization of lattice-regularized quantum gravity models. In the second paper of this two-part series, I illustrate the ideas presented here by proposing a renormalization group scheme for causal dynamical triangulations.

  17. First-order quantum phase transitions: test ground for emergent chaoticity, regularity and persisting symmetries

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    M. Macek; A. Leviatan

    2014-09-22

    We present a comprehensive analysis of the emerging order and chaos and enduring symmetries, accompanying a generic (high-barrier) first-order quantum phase transition (QPT). The interacting boson model Hamiltonian employed, describes a QPT between spherical and deformed shapes, associated with its U(5) and SU(3) dynamical symmetry limits. A classical analysis of the intrinsic dynamics reveals a rich but simply-divided phase space structure with a H\\'enon-Heiles type of chaotic dynamics ascribed to the spherical minimum and a robustly regular dynamics ascribed to the deformed minimum. The simple pattern of mixed but well-separated dynamics persists in the coexistence region and traces the crossing of the two minima in the Landau potential. A quantum analysis discloses a number of regular low-energy U(5)-like multiplets in the spherical region, and regular SU(3)-like rotational bands extending to high energies and angular momenta, in the deformed region. These two kinds of regular subsets of states retain their identity amidst a complicated environment of other states and both occur in the coexistence region. A symmetry analysis of their wave functions shows that they are associated with partial U(5) dynamical symmetry (PDS) and SU(3) quasi-dynamical symmetry (QDS), respectively. The pattern of mixed but well-separated dynamics and the PDS or QDS characterization of the remaining regularity, appear to be robust throughout the QPT. Effects of kinetic collective rotational terms, which may disrupt this simple pattern, are considered.

  18. Detecting regular sound changes in linguistics as events of concerted evolution

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    Hruschka, Daniel  J.; Branford, Simon; Smith, Eric  D.; Wilkins, Jon; Meade, Andrew; Pagel, Mark; Bhattacharya, Tanmoy

    2014-12-18

    Background: Concerted evolution is normally used to describe parallel changes at different sites in a genome, but it is also observed in languages where a specific phoneme changes to the same other phoneme in many words in the lexicon—a phenomenon known as regular sound change. We develop a general statistical model that can detect concerted changes in aligned sequence data and apply it to study regular sound changes in the Turkic language family. Results: Linguistic evolution, unlike the genetic substitutional process, is dominated by events of concerted evolutionary change. Our model identified more than 70 historical events of regular soundmore »change that occurred throughout the evolution of the Turkic language family, while simultaneously inferring a dated phylogenetic tree. Including regular sound changes yielded an approximately 4-fold improvement in the characterization of linguistic change over a simpler model of sporadic change, improved phylogenetic inference, and returned more reliable and plausible dates for events on the phylogenies. The historical timings of the concerted changes closely follow a Poisson process model, and the sound transition networks derived from our model mirror linguistic expectations. Conclusions: We demonstrate that a model with no prior knowledge of complex concerted or regular changes can nevertheless infer the historical timings and genealogical placements of events of concerted change from the signals left in contemporary data. Our model can be applied wherever discrete elements—such as genes, words, cultural trends, technologies, or morphological traits—can change in parallel within an organism or other evolving group.« less

  19. Inverse transport problem solvers based on regularized and compressive sensing techniques

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    Cheng, Y.; Cao, L.; Wu, H.; Zhang, H.

    2012-07-01

    According to the direct exposure measurements from flash radiographic image, regularized-based method and compressive sensing (CS)-based method for inverse transport equation are presented. The linear absorption coefficients and interface locations of objects are reconstructed directly at the same time. With a large number of measurements, least-square method is utilized to complete the reconstruction. Owing to the ill-posedness of the inverse problems, regularized algorithm is employed. Tikhonov method is applied with an appropriate posterior regularization parameter to get a meaningful solution. However, it's always very costly to obtain enough measurements. With limited measurements, CS sparse reconstruction technique Orthogonal Matching Pursuit (OMP) is applied to obtain the sparse coefficients by solving an optimization problem. This paper constructs and takes the forward projection matrix rather than Gauss matrix as measurement matrix. In the CS-based algorithm, Fourier expansion and wavelet expansion are adopted to convert an underdetermined system to a well-posed system. Simulations and numerical results of regularized method with appropriate regularization parameter and that of CS-based agree well with the reference value, furthermore, both methods avoid amplifying the noise. (authors)

  20. Detecting regular sound changes in linguistics as events of concerted evolution

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    Hruschka, Daniel  J.; Branford, Simon; Smith, Eric  D.; Wilkins, Jon; Meade, Andrew; Pagel, Mark; Bhattacharya, Tanmoy

    2014-12-18

    Background: Concerted evolution is normally used to describe parallel changes at different sites in a genome, but it is also observed in languages where a specific phoneme changes to the same other phoneme in many words in the lexicon—a phenomenon known as regular sound change. We develop a general statistical model that can detect concerted changes in aligned sequence data and apply it to study regular sound changes in the Turkic language family. Results: Linguistic evolution, unlike the genetic substitutional process, is dominated by events of concerted evolutionary change. Our model identified more than 70 historical events of regular sound change that occurred throughout the evolution of the Turkic language family, while simultaneously inferring a dated phylogenetic tree. Including regular sound changes yielded an approximately 4-fold improvement in the characterization of linguistic change over a simpler model of sporadic change, improved phylogenetic inference, and returned more reliable and plausible dates for events on the phylogenies. The historical timings of the concerted changes closely follow a Poisson process model, and the sound transition networks derived from our model mirror linguistic expectations. Conclusions: We demonstrate that a model with no prior knowledge of complex concerted or regular changes can nevertheless infer the historical timings and genealogical placements of events of concerted change from the signals left in contemporary data. Our model can be applied wherever discrete elements—such as genes, words, cultural trends, technologies, or morphological traits—can change in parallel within an organism or other evolving group.

  1. Regular Rather than Chaotic Origin of the Resonant Transport in Superlattices

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    S. M. Soskin; I. A. Khovanov; P. V. E. McClintock

    2015-04-30

    We address the enhancement of electron drift in semiconductor superlattices of nanometre scale that occurs in combined electric and tilted magnetic fields if Bloch oscillations become resonant with cyclotron rotation in the transverse plane. We uncover the true dynamical mechanism of the phenomenon: the electron dynamics at relevant time-scales is regular or almost regular, contrary to the widespread belief that the enhancement arises through chaotic diffusion between collisions. The theory provides an accurate description of earlier numerical simulations, predicts new remarkable features verified by simulations, and suggests new ways of controlling resonant transport.

  2. An efficient technique for writing regular expressions of special finite state machines 

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    Chen, Xi

    1993-01-01

    ) Xi Chen, B. S. , South China Institute of Technology Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Hosame Abu-Amara The present existing algorithms of converting a state graph to a regular expression are based on the assumption of the worst cases. Thus... of its preciseness and formalness as well as its simplicity to express ideas in this language. Thus, since it had been introduced in late 50's, there have been a number of applications of regular ex- pressions in both software and hardware world...

  3. Regularized energy-dependent solar flare hard x-ray spectral index

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    Eduard P. Kontar; Alexander L. MacKinnon

    2005-06-05

    The deduction from solar flare X-ray photon spectroscopic data of the energy dependent model-independent spectral index is considered as an inverse problem. Using the well developed regularization approach we analyze the energy dependency of spectral index for a high resolution energy spectrum provided by Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager (RHESSI). The regularization technique produces much smoother derivatives while avoiding additional errors typical of finite differences. It is shown that observations imply a spectral index varying significantly with energy, in a way that also varies with time as the flare progresses. The implications of these findings are discussed in the solar flare context.

  4. Superradiant instablility of charged regular black holes under charged scalar perturbations

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    Huang, Yang; Li, Xin-Zhou

    2015-01-01

    We investigate the late-time behavior of charged scalar perturbations in the background of a charged regular black hole proposed by Ay\\'{o}n-Beato-Garc\\'{\\i}a. We find that, different from the neutral perturbations, the charged perturbation can lead to superradiance phenomenon, and moreover destabilize the charged regular black hole. By using careful time-domain analysis, we show that all the growing modes originate from superradiance mechanism, but not all the superradiant modes are unstable. Another interesting property of the instability is that, these unstable modes do not in the bound state and can escape to infinity which make the instability radically different from those reported previously.

  5. Essays on Price Dynamics

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    Hong, Gee Hee

    2012-01-01

    Small Regular Price Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 The Cyclicality of Effective Prices2.3 Wholesale Price vs. Retail

  6. Society of Wood Science and Technology Convention 10-12 November 2008, Concepcin, Chile

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    Society of Wood Science and Technology Convention 10-12 November 2008, Concepción, Chile Global Trade of Wood and Paper Products By Ed Pepke Forest Products Marketing Specialist UNECE/FAO Timber #12;Society of Wood Science and Technology Convention 10-12 November 2008, Concepción, Chile Subjects

  7. A Comparison of Wind Turbine Load Statistics for Inflow Turbulence Fields based on Conventional

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    Manuel, Lance

    A Comparison of Wind Turbine Load Statistics for Inflow Turbulence Fields based on Conventional for a utility-scale 5MW wind turbine. Load statistics, spectra, and time-frequency analysis representations utility-scale wind turbines. The present study takes on this question by making use of conventional

  8. U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY ASSESSMENT MODEL FOR UNDISCOVERED CONVENTIONAL OIL, GAS, AND NGL

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    Laughlin, Robert B.

    AM-i Chapter AM U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY ASSESSMENT MODEL FOR UNDISCOVERED CONVENTIONAL OIL, GAS Survey (USGS) periodically conducts assessments of the oil, gas, and natural-gas liquids (NGL) resources by the USGS in1998 for undiscovered oil, gas, and NGL resources that reside in conventional accumulations

  9. Ruler: high-speed traffic classification and rewriting using regular expressions

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    Bos, Herbert

    Ruler: high-speed traffic classification and rewriting using regular expressions ­ Technical Report and usefulness of the anonymised data, flexibility is essential. For this purpose, Ruler allows matching privacy and security concerns on the one hand, and the information needs of the network monitoring

  10. Proton: Multitouch Gestures as Regular Expressions Kenrick Kin1,2

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    Agrawala, Maneesh

    Proton: Multitouch Gestures as Regular Expressions Kenrick Kin1,2 Bj¨orn Hartmann1 Tony DeRose2) know how to extend existing code to reliably recognize the complete gesture set. Proton is a novel frame- work that addresses both of these problems. Using Proton, the application developer declaratively

  11. Existence theory for finite-strain crystal plasticity with gradient regularization

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    Mielke, Alexander

    Existence theory for finite-strain crystal plasticity with gradient regularization Alexander Mielke combine the formal ideas for single-crystal plasticity from [OrR99, Mie03] with the recent analytical and the plastic tensor P, which is driven by the plastic slip strain rates pj. We allow for self-hardening as well

  12. THE LUBRICATION APPROXIMATION FOR THIN VISCOUS FILMS: REGULARITY AND LONG TIME BEHAVIOR OF WEAK SOLUTIONS

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    Pugh, Mary

    THE LUBRICATION APPROXIMATION FOR THIN VISCOUS FILMS: REGULARITY AND LONG TIME BEHAVIOR OF WEAK = - · (f(h) h) in one space dimension. This equation, derived from a `lubrication approximation', models from a `lubrication approximation', models surface tension dominated motion of thin viscous films

  13. THE LUBRICATION APPROXIMATION FOR THIN VISCOUS FILMS: REGULARITY AND LONG TIME BEHAVIOR OF WEAK SOLUTIONS

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    Pugh, Mary

    THE LUBRICATION APPROXIMATION FOR THIN VISCOUS FILMS: REGULARITY AND LONG TIME BEHAVIOR OF WEAK t = -# · (f(h)##h) in one space dimension. This equation, derived from a `lubrication approximation', models. This equation, derived from a `lubrication approximation', models surface tension dominated motion of thin

  14. A NEW DETAIL-PRESERVING REGULARITY SCHEME WEIHONG GUO, JING QIN, AND WOTAO YIN

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    Ferguson, Thomas S.

    those with important details and features such as medical MR and CT images. We propose a novel but suffers from oil-painting artifacts, TGV "selectively regularizes" different image regions at different levels and thus largely avoids oil-painting artifacts. Unlike the wavelet transform, which represents

  15. LETTER Communicated by Emilio Salinas A Simple Model of Long-Term Spike Train Regularization

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    Nelson, Mark E.

    a simpli ed version--the linear adaptive threshold model--that contains a single state variable and three that this regular- ization enhances the detectability of weak signals encoded by the linear adaptive threshold model adaptive threshold model may Neural Computation 14, 1575­1597 (2002) c° 2002 Massachusetts Institute

  16. Endemic infections are always possible on regular networks Charo I. Del Genio1, 2, 3, 4,

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    Sengun, Mehmet Haluk

    , and Thomas House1, 2, 3, 1Warwick Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry understanding of the spread of diseases [14]. A common approach, especially in ecological or spatially address: T.A.House@warwick.ac.uk that the size of the largest component in regular networks is always

  17. Application of denoising methods to regularization of ill-posed problems

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    Reichel, Lothar

    singular values "cluster" at the origin and with an error-contaminated data vector arise in many to be contaminated by an additive error e Rm , i.e., b = bt + e, where bt Rn denotes the unknown error-free data regularization is achieved by car- rying out sufficiently few iterations with an iterative solution method

  18. Relating Airway Diameter Distributions to Regular Branching Asymmetry in the Lung Arnab Majumdar,1,2

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    Buldyrev, Sergey

    Relating Airway Diameter Distributions to Regular Branching Asymmetry in the Lung Arnab Majumdar,1 as a function of generation N in asymmetric airway trees of mammalian lungs. We find that the airway]. Most models of the lung airway tree either do not address the observed diameter heterogeneity or simply

  19. Relations Between Hidden Regular Variation and Tail Order of December 28, 2012

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    Li, Haijun

    variation (HRV) on sub- cones generated by order statistics. Multivariate regular variation (MRV) and HRV for MRV and HRV. We show that upper exponent functions of a copula and intensity measures of MRV/HRV can to the finite directional measure in a product-measure representation of HRV intensity measures. Key words

  20. Three-Dimensional Quantitative Microwave Imaging of Realistic Numerical Breast Phantoms Using Huber Regularization

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    Pizurica, Aleksandra

    Three-Dimensional Quantitative Microwave Imaging of Realistic Numerical Breast Phantoms Using Huber detection with microwaves is based on the difference in dielectric properties between normal and malignant microwave scattering is a nonlinear, ill-posed inverse problem. We proposed to use the Huber regularization