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[20120323] Longtime behavior of GinzburgLandau systems far from equilibrium
Using singularperturbation techniques, we study the stability of modulated structures generated by driving GinzburgLandau systems far from equilibrium. We show that, far from equilibrium, the steadystate behavior is ... 
[20120323] Effects of thermal spread on the space charge limit of an electron beam
An asymptotic analysis is carried out to calculate the effects of a small thermal spread in the injection energy of an electron beam on its space charge limit. It is found that the space charge limit is lowered proportionally ... 
[20120323] Space charge limit instabilities in electron beams
The method of characteristics and multiplescaling perturbation techniques are used to study the spacecharge instability of electron beams. It is found that the stable oscillating state (virtual cathode) created when the ... 
[20120323] Non relativistic KapitzaDirac scattering
We use techniques of singular perturbation theory to investigate the scattering of nonrelativistic charged particles by a standing light wave (KapitzaDirac scattering). Unlike previous treatments, we give explicit results ... 
[20120323] Caustics and virtual cathodes in electron beams
A simplified model is discussed that captures the basic physics of the phenomenon of oscillatory virtual cathodes in electron beams. A monoenergetic nonrelativistic onedimensional electron beam is injected through a ... 
[20120323] Acousticwave nonlinearity in stimulated Brillouin scattering
Stimulated Brillouin scattering is investigated here under conditions characterized by high optical pump intensity. Calculations are carried out at 1.3 and 3.8 /jm with pump intensities equal to approximately three times ... 
[20120322] AN EFFICIENT SPECTRAL METHOD FOR ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS WITH RATIONAL FUNCTION COEFFICIENTS
We present some relations that allow the efficient approximate inversion of linear differential operators with rational function coefficients. We employ expansions in terms of a large class of orthogonal polynomial families, ... 
[20120322] Optimized preparation of quantum states by conditional measurements
We introduce a general strategy for preparation of arbitrary quantum states via optimal control of repeated conditional measurements. The effectiveness of this strategy in generating finite Fockstate superpositions with ... 
[20120322] The Approximate Functional Formula for the Theta Function and Diophantine Gauss Sums
By introducing the discrete curvature of the polygonal line, and by exploiting the similarity of segments of the line, for small w, to Cornu spirals (Cspirals), we prove the precise renormalization formula. This formula, ... 
[20120322] PSEUDOSPECTRAL SOLUTION OF THE TWODIMENSIONAL NAVIER{STOKES EQUATIONS IN A DISK
An efficient and accurate algorithm for solving the twodimensional (2D) incompressible NavierStokes equations on a disk with noslip boundary conditions is described. The vorticity stream function formulation of these ... 
[20120322] Dynamical properties of forced shear layers in an annular geometry
Results of numerical simulations of a forced shear flow in an annular geometry are presented. The particular geometry used in this work reduces the effects of centrifugal and Coriolis forces. However, there are still a ... 
[20120322] Invertibility of current density from nearfield electromagnetic data
The problem of determining a current density confined to a volume from measurements of the magnetic and electric fields it produces exterior to that volume is known to have nonunique solutions. Despite the nonuniqueness ... 
[20120322] The Quaternions with an application to Rigid Body Dynamics
William Rowan Hamilton invented the quaternions in 1843, in his effort to construct hypercomplex numbers, or higher dimensional generalizations of the complex numbers. Failing to construct a generalization in three dimensions ... 
[20120322] A reducedorder partial differential equation model for dynamics of the flow in athermosyphon
Flow in a closed loop thermosyphon heated from below exhibits a sequence of bifurcations with increasing Grashof number. Using the NavierStokes equations in the Boussinesq approximation we have derived a model where, in ... 
[20120322] Algorithmic dimensionality reduction for molecular structure analysis
Dimensionality reduction approaches have been used to exploit the redundancy in a Cartesian coordinate representation of molecular motion by producing lowdimensional representations of molecular motion. This has been used ... 
[20120322] Delayinduced destabilization of entrainment of nerve impulses on ephaptically coupled nerve fibers
We study the effect of delay on the synchronization of two nerve impulses traveling along two ephaptically coupled, unmyelinated nerve fibers. The system is modeled as a pair of delaycoupled FitzhughNagumo equations. A ... 
[20090129] Modeling Arctic sea ice using the materialpoint method and an elasticdecohesive rheology
Sea ice has an important effect on global climate by reducing the heat transfer between the atmosphere and ocean and by reflecting incoming solar radiation. Additionally, sea ice can be an important navigational concern. ... 
[20090709] Development of scoring rubrics and preservice teachers’ ability to validate mathematical proofs
The basic aim of this exploratory research study was to determine if a specific instructional strategy, that of developing scoring rubrics within a collaborative classroom setting, could be used to improve preservice ... 
[20090827] The mathematics of the epicycloid : a historical journey with a modern perspective
The role of the epicycloid in both historical and mathematical contexts was studied through readings and research. Throughout history, circles have been considered perfect and thus very important shapes. Because epicycloids ... 
[20090827] High performance damper optimization using computer simulation and design of experiments
Design of experiments has become an increasingly popular tool used by racing teams in professional motorsports. A race car has literally hundreds of adjustable parameters associated with it. Specialized racing engineers ...