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Review Of Painting By Numbers By Jason Makansi, Thomas J. Pfaff 2018 Ithaca College

Review Of Painting By Numbers By Jason Makansi, Thomas J. Pfaff

Numeracy

Makansi, Jason. 2016. Painting By Numbers: How to Sharpen Your BS Detector and Smoke Out the "Experts." (Tucson, AZ: Layla Dog Press, 2016). 196 pp. ISBN 978-0-9984259-0-0.

In Painting by Numbers Jason Makansi adds another book to the quantitative literacy bookshelf, with a book focusing on models. The book offers twelve commandments to aid the reader in assess quantitative models. The second section of the book offers examples to apply the models. Increasing quantitative literacy is crucial and generally, the more books the better. Unfortunately, this book is too superficial, often misses key ideas, and can easily lead a person ...


Life, The Universe, And Numeracy: Review Of A Numerate Life By John Allen Paulos (2015), Kira H. Hamman 2018 Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto

Life, The Universe, And Numeracy: Review Of A Numerate Life By John Allen Paulos (2015), Kira H. Hamman

Numeracy

John Allen Paulos. 2015. A Numerate Life: A Mathematician Explores the Vagaries of Life, His Own and Probably Yours (Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books) 200 pp. ISBN: 978-1633881181

John Allen Paulos, author of Innumeracy and many other books addressing quantitative literacy and numeracy in society, tackles autobiography in this quirky "anti-memoir."


Math Course For Liberal Arts Majors: A Pilot With Embedded Remediation, Eileen B. Perez, Hansun To, Mary Fowler, Linda Larrivee 2018 Worcester State University

Math Course For Liberal Arts Majors: A Pilot With Embedded Remediation, Eileen B. Perez, Hansun To, Mary Fowler, Linda Larrivee

Numeracy

This study was designed to determine if embedded remediation is significant in accelerating the pathway to completion of a college-level math course for students needing remediation. The project studied the impact on student success in a quantitative literacy course at a Massachusetts four-year state university with remedial material embedded. The course satisfies the university’s general education math requirement for students with liberal arts majors who are not required to complete college algebra or calculus-based courses. The paper begins with a presentation of the issues with remedial mathematics and its impact on students’ graduation and persistence. Next, the paper covers ...


Multipliers Between Model Spaces, Emmanuel Fricain, Andreas Hartmann, William T. Ross 2018 University of Richmond

Multipliers Between Model Spaces, Emmanuel Fricain, Andreas Hartmann, William T. Ross

Math and Computer Science Faculty Publications

In this paper we examine the multipliers from one model space to another.


Distributive Lattice Models Of The Type C One-Rowed Weyl Group Symmetric Functions, William Atkins 2018 Murray State University

Distributive Lattice Models Of The Type C One-Rowed Weyl Group Symmetric Functions, William Atkins

Murray State Theses and Dissertations

We present two families of diamond-colored distributive lattices – one known and one new – that we can show are models of the type C one-rowed Weyl symmetric functions. These lattices are constructed using certain sequences of positive integers that are visualized as filling the boxes of one-rowed partition diagrams. We show how natural orderings of these one-rowed tableaux produce our distributive lattices as sublattices of a more general object, and how a natural coloring of the edges of the associated order diagrams yields a certain diamond-coloring property. We show that each edge-colored lattice possesses a certain structure that is associated with ...


Distributive Lattice Models Of The Type B Elementary Weyl Group Symmetric Functions, Katheryn Beck 2018 Murray State University

Distributive Lattice Models Of The Type B Elementary Weyl Group Symmetric Functions, Katheryn Beck

Murray State Theses and Dissertations

One of the great themes of algebraic combinatorics is the exploration of connections between ordered structures and group actions/representations. This thesis furthers this theme by presenting diamond-colored distributive lattice models of certain poly nomials that are invariant under the action of the type Bn Weyl group. Initially we realize these lattices as diamond-colored lattices of order ideals from certain vertex colored posets. We explore various coordinatizations of these lattices via partition-like elements, tableaux, and binary-type representations called tally diagrams. We also examine algebraic properties of these lattices. In particular, we prove that our type Bn lattices are effective models ...


The Mathematics Of Cancer: Fitting The Gompertz Equation To Tumor Growth, Dyjuan Tatro 2018 Bard College

The Mathematics Of Cancer: Fitting The Gompertz Equation To Tumor Growth, Dyjuan Tatro

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Mathematical models are finding increased use in biology, and partuculary in the field of cancer research. In relation to cancer, systems of differential equations have been proven to model tumor growth for many types of cancer while taking into account one or many features of tumor growth. One feature of tumor growth that models must take into account is that tumors do not grow exponentially. One model that embodies this feature is the Gomperts Model of Cell Growth. By fitting this model to long-term breast cancer study data, this project ascertains gompertzian parameters that can be used to predicts tumor ...


Foreword By Guest Editors Maa 2018 Volume 18 Issue 4, Frank Prendergast, A. César González-García, Gary Wells, Juan Antonio Belmonte 2018 Dublin Institute of Technology

Foreword By Guest Editors Maa 2018 Volume 18 Issue 4, Frank Prendergast, A. César González-García, Gary Wells, Juan Antonio Belmonte

Conference Papers

MAA SPECIAL ISSUE VOL 18 ISSUE 4:

Sixty-three (63) Selected (peer reviewed) Papers of the INSAP X – Oxford XI – SEAC 25th Joint Conference ‘ROAD TO THE STARS’, held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 18th–22nd September 2017

Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry (MAA) is an Open Access Journal published since 2001 by The University of the Aegean, Department of Mediterranean Studies, Rhodes, Greece.

It covers the dual nature of archaeology and cultural heritage with science which includes, amongst others, natural science applied to archaeology (physics, chemistry, biology, geology, geophysics, astronomy), archaeology, ancient history, cultural sustainability, astronomy in culture, physical anthropology, digital ...


The Price Of Stocks, Geometric Brownian Motion, And Black Scholes Formula, Fatimah Fathalden Asiri 2018 University of Windsor

The Price Of Stocks, Geometric Brownian Motion, And Black Scholes Formula, Fatimah Fathalden Asiri

Major Papers

In this paper, we discuss the stock price model as Geometric Brownian motion.

After that, we obtain a closed form solution to the model using It^o's Lemma.

Moreover, we use this solution to derive the Black Scholes formula.


Logic -> Proof -> Rest, Maxwell Taylor 2018 The College of Wooster

Logic -> Proof -> Rest, Maxwell Taylor

Senior Independent Study Theses

REST is a common architecture for networked applications. Applications that adhere to the REST constraints enjoy significant scaling advantages over other architectures. But REST is not a panacea for the task of building correct software. Algebraic models of computation, particularly CSP, prove useful to describe the composition of applications using REST. CSP enables us to describe and verify the behavior of RESTful systems. The descriptions of each component can be used independently to verify that a system behaves as expected. This thesis demonstrates and develops CSP methodology to verify the behavior of RESTful applications.


Sports Analytics With Computer Vision, Colby T. Jeffries 2018 The College of Wooster

Sports Analytics With Computer Vision, Colby T. Jeffries

Senior Independent Study Theses

Computer vision in sports analytics is a relatively new development. With multi-million dollar systems like STATS’s SportVu, professional basketball teams are able to collect extremely fine-detailed data better than ever before. This concept can be scaled down to provide similar statistics collection to college and high school basketball teams. Here we investigate the creation of such a system using open-source technologies and less expensive hardware. In addition, using a similar technology, we examine basketball free throws to see whether a shooter’s form has a specific relationship to a shot’s outcome. A system that learns this relationship could ...


Real-Time Dengue Forecasting In Thailand: A Comparison Of Penalized Regression Approaches Using Internet Search Data, Caroline Kusiak 2018 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Real-Time Dengue Forecasting In Thailand: A Comparison Of Penalized Regression Approaches Using Internet Search Data, Caroline Kusiak

Masters Theses

Dengue fever affects over 390 million people annually worldwide and is of particu- lar concern in Southeast Asia where it is one of the leading causes of hospitalization. Modeling trends in dengue occurrence can provide valuable information to Public Health officials, however many challenges arise depending on the data available. In Thailand, reporting of dengue cases is often delayed by more than 6 weeks, and a small fraction of cases may not be reported until over 11 months after they occurred. This study shows that incorporating data on Google Search trends can improve dis- ease predictions in settings with severely ...


Finite Blaschke Products: A Survey, Stephan Ramon Garcia, Javad Mashreghi, William T. Ross 2018 University of Richmond

Finite Blaschke Products: A Survey, Stephan Ramon Garcia, Javad Mashreghi, William T. Ross

Math and Computer Science Faculty Publications

A finite Blaschke product is a product of finitely many automorphisms of the unit disk. This brief survey covers some of the main topics in the area, including characterizations of Blaschke products, approximation theorems, derivatives and residues of Blaschke products, geometric localization of zeros, and selected other topics.


On The Landscape Of Random Tropical Polynomials, Christopher Hoyt 2018 Claremont Colleges

On The Landscape Of Random Tropical Polynomials, Christopher Hoyt

HMC Senior Theses

Tropical polynomials are similar to classical polynomials, however addition and multiplication are replaced with tropical addition (minimums) and tropical multiplication (addition). Within this new construction, polynomials become piecewise linear curves with interesting behavior. All tropical polynomials are piecewise linear curves, and each linear component uniquely corresponds to a particular monomial. In addition, certain monomial in the tropical polynomial can be trivial due to the fact that tropical addition is the minimum operator. Therefore, it makes sense to consider a graph of connectivity of the monomials for any given tropical polynomial. We investigate tropical polynomials where all coefficients are chosen from ...


The Impact Of Truncating Data On The Predictive Ability For Single-Step Genomic Best Linear Unbiased Prediction, Jeremy T. Howard, Thomas A. Rathje, Caitlyn E. Bruns, Danielle F. Wilson-Wells, Stephen D. Kachman, Matthew L. Spangler 2018 University of Nebraska–Lincoln

The Impact Of Truncating Data On The Predictive Ability For Single-Step Genomic Best Linear Unbiased Prediction, Jeremy T. Howard, Thomas A. Rathje, Caitlyn E. Bruns, Danielle F. Wilson-Wells, Stephen D. Kachman, Matthew L. Spangler

Faculty Papers and Publications in Animal Science

Simulated and swine industry data sets were utilized to assess the impact of removing older data on the predictive ability of selection candidate estimated breeding values (EBV) when using single-step genomic best linear unbiased prediction (ssGBLUP). Simulated data included thirty replicates designed to mimic the structure of swine data sets. For the simulated data, varying amounts of data were truncated based on the number of ancestral generations back from the selection candidates. The swine data sets consisted of phenotypic and genotypic records for three traits across two breeds on animals born from 2003 to 2017. Phenotypes and genotypes were iteratively ...


Group Theory And Particles, Elizabeth v. Hawkins 2018 Georgia Southern University

Group Theory And Particles, Elizabeth V. Hawkins

University Honors Program Theses

We begin by a brief overview of the notion of groups and Lie groups. We then explain what group representations are and give their main properties. Finally, we show how group representation form a natural framework to understand the Standard Model of physics.


Finding Planted Cliques In Erdős–Rényi Random Graphs: Improving Previous Methods And Expanding Applications, Megan Sochinski 2018 University of Colorado, Boulder

Finding Planted Cliques In Erdős–Rényi Random Graphs: Improving Previous Methods And Expanding Applications, Megan Sochinski

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In this paper, we will discuss new methods for finding planted cliques within Erdős–Rényi random graphs. An Erdős–Rényi random graph is a graph with n vertices, where each vertex is connected to each other vertex with some probability p, independent of all other choices. The planted clique problem asks us to find the most efficient way to find a planted clique in an Erdős–Rényi random graph. A planted clique is a secretly chosen set of vertices in the graph that are purposefully connected with edges added to the graph until all of the selected vertices are connected ...


Abelian Subalgebras Of Maximal Dimension In Euclidean Lie Algebras, Mark Curro 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

Abelian Subalgebras Of Maximal Dimension In Euclidean Lie Algebras, Mark Curro

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

In this paper we define, discuss and prove the uniqueness of the abelian subalgebra of maximal dimension of the Euclidean Lie algebra. We also construct a family of maximal abelian subalgebras and prove that they are maximal.


Decoding Book Barcode Images, Yizhou Tao 2018 Claremont McKenna College

Decoding Book Barcode Images, Yizhou Tao

CMC Senior Theses

This thesis investigated a method of barcode reconstruction to address the recovery of a blurred and convoluted one-dimensional barcode. There are a lot of types of barcodes used today, such as Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, etc. Our algorithm applies to the universal barcode, EAN 13. We extend the methodologies proposed by Iwen et al. (2013) in the journal article "A Symbol-Based Algorithm for Decoding barcodes." The algorithm proposed in the paper requires a signal measured by a laser scanner as an input. The observed signal is modeled as a true signal corrupted by a Gaussian convolution, additional noises ...


Nonlinear Coupled Effects In Nanomaterials, Sia Bhowmick 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

Nonlinear Coupled Effects In Nanomaterials, Sia Bhowmick

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

Materials at the nanoscale have different chemical, structural, and optoelectrical properties compared to their bulk counterparts. As a result, such materials, called nanomaterials, exhibit observable differences in certain physical phenomena. One such resulting phenomenon called the piezoelectric effect has played a crucial role in miniature self-powering electronic devices called nanogenerators which are fabricated by using nanostructures, such as nanowires, nanorods, and nanofilms. These devices are capable of harvesting electrical energy by inducing mechanical strain on the individual nanostructures. Electrical energy created in this manner does not have environmental limitations. In this thesis, important coupled effects, such as the nonlinear piezoelectric ...


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