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On The Number of Cylinders Touching a Sphere 

Yardimci, Osman (2019-05-21)  ETD File Embargoed
The kissing number problem is a packing problem in geometry where one has to find the maximum number of congruent non-overlapping copies of a given body so that they can be arranged each touching a common copy. The ...

Pedestrian Navigation using Particle Filtering and a priori Building Maps 

Ray, Tanner (2019-05-16)
This thesis presents a new particle filter (PF) weight update method that improves the performance of indoor positioning systems. In standalone inertial pedestrian-dead-reckoning (PDR) systems, the position error grows ...

Wild by Design The Technological Construction of Authenticity, Wilderness, and Nature in America's National Parks, 1860-1945 

Shafer, Jonathan M. (2019-05-16)
This dissertation explores the origins of American national park experiences. It explores how several social groups attempted to make the national parks conform to their expectations and desires using political power, ...

Determining habitat requirements and landscape factors for the decline of the southeastern pocket gopher (Geomys pinetis) 

Parsons, Elizabeth (2019-05-16)  ETD File Embargoed
Southeastern pocket gophers (Geomys pinetis) are rodents of conservation concern endemic to open-canopy pine forests in the southeastern United States. Preserving habitat is critical for long-term conservation, but there ...

Exploring the social habitat of Alabama Public Land Hunters 

Birdsong, Max (2019-05-15)
The United States has been facing a decline in the number of licensed hunters since around 1980, posing a serious threat to state conservation agencies who receive funding from hunting license sales. Recent research ...

Braking Forces in Highway Bridge Substructures 

Quinn, Anna (2019-05-15)
Under the Load-and-Resistance Factor Design Specification, the longitudinal braking force that must be designed for was increased when compared to a bridge designed according to the previous code, the Standard Specification. ...

Development of novel composite materials with defects induced gigantic positive and negative permittivity 

Talebinezhad, Hossein (2019-05-14)  ETD File Embargoed
Dielectrics respond to an electrical field with a polarization. They are high demands for electronic circuits and electrical system. There is a particular need to develop dielectrics with a high breakdown field for several ...

Spatiotemporal Analysis of Ecosystem Degradation in a Gulf of Mexico Estuary System 

Metz, Alexander (2019-05-14)  ETD File Embargoed
Coastal estuaries are a vital resource that provide many environmental and socioeconomic benefits. Despite their value, increased anthropogenic influence has resulted in ecosystem degradation due to eutrophication in coastal ...

Evaluation of a shoreline rotenone application to control Largemouth Bass Micropterus salmoides recruitment in small impoundments 

Coleman, Tyler Steven (2019-05-10)
Control of Largemouth Bass recruitment would benefit small impoundment recreational fisheries by reducing largemouth population density, which could improve growth rates, body condition, and size structure. I evaluated ...

Creando emoción: afecto y cuestionamiento de la masculinidad hegemónica en ¡García!, de Santiago García y Luis Bustos 

Játiva Fernández, Jesús (2019-05-10)
Este trabajo explora la evolución de uno de los personajes protagonistas de ¡García!, de Santiago García y Luis Bustos. Esta evolución se sitúa dentro del campo de los estudios de masculinidad y, en concreto, el interés ...

Analysis and Control of Dynamical Systems with Quasi-Periodic Coefficients 

Sharma, Ashu (2019-05-08)  ETD File Embargoed
Parametrically excited linear systems with oscillatory coefficients have been generally modeled by Mathieu or Hill equations (periodic coefficients) because their stability and response can be determined by Floquét theory. ...

Life and Death: Examining the Power Dynamic Between Black Women, Physicians, and Society Through Narratives 

Baker, Daisa (2019-05-08)
The current research examines the maternal narratives of four Black women who struggled during childbirth due to negligence by medical staff. Historically, Black women have struggled to receive equitable care for reasons ...

Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Simulations in the Perdido and Wolf Bay System 

Li, Xueqian (2019-05-05)
The widespread fish kills of Gulf menhaden (Brevoortia patronus) were reported beginning on 7/31/2015 in the Cotton Bayou, Orange Beach City, Alabama. Although some possible reasons for the fish kill event were provided ...

Simultaneous Measurement of Perfusion and T2* in Calf Muscle at 7T with Dynamic Exercise using Radial Acquisition. 

Mahmud, Sultan Zaman (2019-05-04)
Impairments in oxygen delivery and consumption can lead to muscle weakness and physical disability. Reduced blood flow, O2 delivery and consumption to the working muscle are likely to cause decline in muscle ability to ...

Relations Among Motives, Negative Urgency, and Protective Skills in College Drinkers 

Hoyer, Dennis (2019-05-02)
Heavy alcohol use continues to be a common problem among the college student population, and numerous negative consequences can be attributed to student drinking. Several factors, including drinking motives and impulsivity, ...

A Manifesto of Impossibilities? Workers, Politics, and the History of the Luxembourg Commission, February-May 1848 

Hewer, Jason (2019-05-02)
The Luxembourg Commission was the response of the provisional government of France during the Revolution of 1848 to demands by workers of Paris that the government do something to help alleviate the harsh conditions under ...

Continuous TCP Connection to the Internet on Fast-changing Mobile Ad-hoc Network 

Lan, Tianhang (2019-05-01)
As more and more sensors are being used in all industries, especially the Internet of Things, Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANET) are also becoming more popular as good ways to organize wireless devices in the same area. Since ...

Effects of Planting Density, Prescribed Fire, and Other Factors on Stand Structure and Wildlife Habitat in Longleaf Pine Stands in Alabama 

Wheeler, Evan (2019-05-01)  ETD File Embargoed
Though the distribution of longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) forests has decreased throughout the past century, increasing awareness of the economic and ecological benefits of longleaf silviculture has stimulated restoration ...

Army Reserve Officer Training Summer Camp: Examining the Relationship between Leader Development Activities and Leadership Evaluations 

Steele, Roshun (2019-05-01)
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between leader development activities and leadership evaluations of cadets attending U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Cadet Summer Training Advanced ...

Vital Grace: Bodies and Belief in American Fiction 

Bowman, Taylor Douglas (2019-04-29)
This dissertation challenges a persistent association of religious thought with an emphasis on transcendence that denies the importance of bodies. The authors whose work I explore—Flannery O’Connor, John Updike, Andre ...

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