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[20090827] Shock formation properties of continuum and kinetic models
Continuum mechanics and kinetic theory are two mathematical theories with fundamentally different approaches to the same physical phenomenon. Continuum mechanics together with thermodynamics treat a substance (a gas or ... 
[20100219] Maintaining pathogens with short infectivity in seasonally structured tick populations: relative importance of three transmission pathways
Infectivity periods of different tickborne pathogens in host species can vary widely, and the variation affects how the pathogens are maintained in tick populations. In addition to systemic and vertical transmission, ... 
[20120322] Topology of cyclooctane energy landscape
Understanding energy landscapes is a major challenge in chemistry and biology. Although a wide variety of methods have been invented and applied to this problem, very little is understood about the actual mathematical ... 
[20100625] Spatial spread of infectious diseases
In this thesis we do a comparative study of diffusive models with nondiffusive models, looking at the effect movements in the form of simple diffusion have on the spreading of infectious diseases. This study is undertaken ... 
[20100628] Two topics in particle accelerator beams: VlasovMaxwell treatment of coherent synchrotron radiation and topological treatment of spin polarization
This thesis has two parts. In the first part I present results from my studies of the VlasovMaxwell system which was developed, together with a code, in collaboration with Bassi, Ellison and Warnock. The emphasis ... 
[20100903] Pell's Equation and nearly equilateral triangles
In this paper, we seek a family of triangles that have integer sides and integer area. We focus mainly on scalene triangles since it is impossible to have such triangles that are equilateral and isoceles triangles with ... 
[20100909] Quantifying uncertainty in reliability block diagrams
Reliability analysis yields statistically derived technical system performance estimates. Traditional reliability analysis employs classical statistical techniques predicated upon asymptotic properties of large data sets. ... 
[20100909] Commutators and dyadic paraproducts on weighted Lebesgue spaces
We prove that the operator norm on weighted Lebesgue space L^2(w) of the commutators of the Hilbert, Riesz and Beurling transforms with a BMO function b depends quadratically on the A2 characteristic of the weight, as ... 
[20100909] Analysis of nonlinear Black Scholes models
The Black Scholes equation is a fundamental model for derivative pricing. Modifying its assumptions will lead to more realistic but mathematically more complicated models. This dissertation consists of analytical and ... 
[20100910] Contact homology of toric contact manifolds of Reeb type
We use contact homology to distinguish contact structures on various manifolds. We are primarily interested in contact manifolds which admit an action of Reeb type of a compact Lie group. In such situations it is well ... 
[20110207] Orthogonality and convergence of discrete Zernike polynomials
The Zernike polynomials are an inﬁnite set of orthogonal polynomials over the unit disk, which are rotationally invariant. They are frequently utilized in optics, opthal mology, and image recognition, among many other ... 
[20120320] The FALCLoop web server for protein loop modeling
The FALCLoop web server provides an online interface for protein loop modeling by employing an ab initio loop modeling method called FALC (fragment assembly and analytical loop closure). The server may be used to construct ... 
[20110701] Optimal control problems, curves of pursuit
We study a class of problems known as pursuitevasion problems (PE). These problems can be understood as special cases of optimal control problems. After describing the two main principles to study optimal control ... 
[20110702] Analysis of the organization and dynamics of proteins in cell membranes
Cells communicate with the outside world through membrane receptors that recognize one of many possible stimuli (hormones, antibodies, peptides) in the extracellular environment and translate this information to intracellular ... 
[20110831] Steady states, nonsteady evolution, pinchoff and postpinchoff of axisymmetric drops in Stokes flow
A good understanding of drop evolution and breakup is important in many applications. For instance, controlling the liquid droplet size is crucial in atomization processes such as fuel combustion and fertilizer application, ... 
[20120705] Arithmetic jet spaces and modular forms
In this thesis, we would look into the theory of arithmetic jet spaces and its application in modular forms. The arithmetic jet spaces can be thought of as an analogue of jet spaces in differential algebra. In the case of ... 
[20120827] Numerical and Analytical Studies of Electromagnetic Waves: Hermite Methods, Supercontinuum Generation, and Multiple Poles in the SEM
The dissertation consists of three parts: Hermite methods, scattering from a lossless sphere, and analysis of supercontinuum generation. Hermite methods are a new class of arbitrary order algorithms to solve partial ... 
[20120828] Viscous flow past plates
I devise a numerical method of high order in space (FDMHS) to simulate flow past a finite plate and a semiinfinite plate. The method solves the incompressible NavierStokes equation in the stream functionvorticity formulation. ... 
[20130130] Numerical simulation of traffic flow using a hydrodynamic model
We examine the solution to the system of partial differential equations for the transport and continuity equations. The model for our system of equations closely resembles the PayneWhitham model for traffic flow. The ... 
[20130130] Terrestrial and extraterrestrial radiation sources that move faster than light
Maxwell's equations establish that patterns of electric charges and currents can be animated to travel faster than the speed of light in vacuo and that these superluminal distribution patterns emit tightly focused ...