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Why do Growing Cracks Branch? An Optical Investigation of Brittle Monolithic and Bilayer Transparencies Under Stress Wave Loading 

Meenakshi Sundaram, Balamurugan (2017-02-28)
Understanding the fracture mechanics of materials due to stress wave (or impact) loading under combined tensile and shear (mixed-mode) conditions is important for two opposing reasons: (a) for creating impact resistant ...

Why Do Some Local Governments Offer Job Training or Other Services to Immigrants While Others Do Not? 

Crayton, Mac-Jane (2023-01-10)  ETD File Embargoed
Immigrants benefit the U.S. economy both at the state and local levels. Recognizing immigrants’ critical importance to the American economy, this research study investigates the relationship between local policy adoption ...

"Why Don't You Act Like This at Home?!" Parent and Child Reactivity During In-Home Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System (DPICS) Coded Observations 

Thornberry, Timothy, Jr. (2013-05-10)
The field of clinical child psychology has campaigned for evidence-based practice, with specific initiatives including the dissemination of evidence-based treatments and the development of evidence-based assessment guidelines. ...

Why is China's Savings Rate So High? 

Zhao, Xuejiao (2014-12-09)
China’s economy is quite distinctive in the modern world as it has a comparatively high savings rate. China’s rapid growth in recent years has depended on a development model that has rested heavily on industrial investment ...

Why people use fashion companies' Facebook pages: An empirical investigation 

Jia, Zhongyuan (2013-04-19)
Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are fundamentally altering the way businesses and consumers behave. Fashion apparel companies such as Ann Taylor and fashion retailers such as Dillard’s build Facebook pages ...

Wide Range Tunable Transconductance Filters 

Anderson, William (2008-05-15)
Generation of filters using operational transconductance amplifiers and capacitors (OTA-C) has become more and more popular over recent years. This is due to the need for high quality analog filters that can be implemented ...

Wide Temperature Range SiGe HBT Noise Parameters Modeling and LNA Design 

Ma, Rongchen (2015-06-24)
This work investigates SiGe HBT noise parameters and impedance matched Low-Noise Ampli ers(LNAs) intended for operation across a wide temperature range from 93 to 393 K. For the IBM 5AM technology used, noise performance ...

WiFi Fingerprinting based Indoor Localization: When CSI Tensor meets Deep Residual Sharing Learning 

Wang, Xiangyu (2017-11-20)
Location-based services (LBS) nowadays have several consumer applications such as indoor localization. Wi-Fi based indoor localization has attracted interest due to the ubiquitous access in indoor environments. In this ...

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, ...

Wildlife monitoring and sampling: when should we consider genetic data in wild populations? 

Miranda Paez, Andrea (2022-07-28)
Conservation and management of wild populations requires management professionals to devise methods for collecting data that are efficient and accurate. For example, understanding population sizes and stability is important ...

Wildlife Restoration via Forest Management in Fire-Suppressed Longleaf Pine Sandhills 

Steen, David (2011-12-02)
The once-extensive longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) ecosystem of the southeastern United States has been reduced to a fraction of its historic extent. A fire-adapted system, many remaining fragments have been fire-suppressed ...

Will Millennials Change the face of Relationship Management in the Public Relations Profession? 

Knight, Terri (2010-07-20)
This study was conducted using a Web-based survey instrument, which was administered to public relations students and practitioners. It examines the perceptions and attitudes of the Millennial generation concerning various ...

Will You Read It Now? The Intentional Instruction of E-textbook in Secondary Education 

Clark, LeNessa (2016-12-12)
E-textbooks have generated attention in education and the expectation to use the technology has become a requirement rather than an option. The purpose of this mixed method explanatory sequential study was to explain the ...

The Willingness of Non-Industrial Private Forest Landowners to Supply Wood Biomass for a Prospective Wood-Based Bioenergy Industry: A Case Study from Lee County, Alabama 

Paula, Ana Luiza de C. (2009-07-21)
A key factor determining the potential for development of bioenergy industries is the availability of feedstock. Despite the abundant presence of wood biomass in highly forested regions such as the U. S. South, the ...

Willingness to Ostracize for Norm Violations: Examining Ostracism as a Function of Attachment Using Sex-Norm Violations 

Lee, Meghan (2017-01-09)
The current study set out to examine the effect of attachment style on willingness to ostracize through ignoring and excluding behaviors. Place-attachment was also a construct of interest in how it affects willingness to ...

WIM-Based Live Load Model for Bridges 

Iatsko, Olga (2018-04-24)
The knowledge of the actual live load is essential for a rational management of highway structures. Overloaded vehicles can cause damage including concrete cracking, potholes, excessive vibration and deflection, and even ...

Wiregrass: The Transformation of Southeast Alabama, 1880-1930 

Byrd, William (2009-05-01)
The southeast corner of Alabama is popularly known as the Wiregrass. The name was originally inspired by the native grass that pioneers found growing abundantly in the region’s longleaf pine forests. However, by the mid ...

Wireless Communication Demonstration in Hardware Using an Exactly Solvable Chaotic Oscillator 

Whitney, David Aaron (2019-04-17)
This work presents a hardware demonstration of a mixed-signal wireless communication system that utilizes a chaotic oscillator based on an exactly solvable piecewise linear set of differential equations, along with a matched ...

Wireless Communication of a Chaotic Waveform 

Abell, William (2015-05-18)
Over the past couple of decades, mathematical equations have been developed that successfully model natural phenomena that occur in various fields such as chemistry, biology, and fluid mechanics. These equations, however ...

Wireless Mesh Routing in Smart Utility Networks 

Iyer, Gopalakrishnan (2011-11-18)
Today’s world is more dependent on electrical power than ever. This dependency will increase manifold in the near future with more systems being computerized and a plethora of new electronic devices emerging for household, ...