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Stars and Hyperstars 

Roberts, Dan (2012-07-02)
A \textit{$k$-star} is a complete bipartite graph $K_{1,k}$, and a hypergraph $G=(X,\mathcal{E})$ is a \textit{hyperstar} with center $C$ if $\displaystyle C\subseteq\bigcap_{E\in\mathcal{E}}E$. Given (hyper)graphs $G$ ...

State and Local Government Policy Adoption: Section 218 of the Social Security Act 

Baxter, Kathleen (2013-12-05)
This research examines state and local governments’ decisions to participate in Social Security coverage for employees and the financial effects that mandating Social Security coverage will have on the budgets and pensions ...

State Government and Responsible Party Successsion 

Gulley, Dwight (2015-07-29)
The ability of a state to maintain administrative efficacy and party consistency in the executive branch when a governor leaves office early is sometimes difficult. These difficulties can, at times, be directly related to ...

State Implementation of Collaborative Aging and Disability Policy 

Gratz, Jessica (2015-12-10)
This research examines aging and disability collaborative arrangements at the state level. The focus is on how states design their collaborative long-term care service delivery programs through the Aging and Disability ...

State of Charge Estimation for Advanced Batteries: Reduced Order Electrochemical Modeling with Error Compensation 

Malinowski, Kyle (2011-11-17)
Advanced battery management systems are essential for efficient electrification of vehicles. Correct state of charge (SOC) estimates will maintain a battery within its charge limits and extend its usable life. Existing SOC ...

A State of Perpetual Inbetweenness: Black Women Negotiating Liminal Spaces in Contemporary Literature 

Tigner, Julia (2019-12-09)  ETD File Embargoed
My dissertation underscores how Black women transform space through liminality, a term I use to unpack notions surrounding being Black and woman and living at the intersection of race and gender. More specifically, I define ...

State of the Practice of Long Distance and Intercity Travel Modeling in US Metropolitan Planning Organizations and State Departments of Transportation 

Cordero, Fernando (2019-04-23)
Long distance and intercity travel represent a small percentage of total trips in the U.S., yet they represent a large percentage of total VMT. Long distance trips represent an important travel market with over $317 billion ...

State Survey of White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus Zimmerman) Impacts on Residential Landscapes and the Green Industry of Alabama and an Evaluation of Commercial Deer Repellents 

Baker, Laura Ashley (2010-07-29)
Four studies, funded by Mississippi State University, were done to determine white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus Zimmerman) damage to ornamental plants and their impact on homeowners, as well as the nursery and ...

A Statewide Survey of Public Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors' Perceptions of Consumers With Autism 

Cannon, Margie (2006-05-15)
Autism is a lifelong neurological developmental disability that results (to varying degrees) in social, communication, and behavior impairments. Autism is primarily diagnosed in childhood, therefore, a preponderance of ...

Static Friction and Junction Growth of Contacting Three-dimensional Sinusoidal Asperities and Rough surfaces 

Wang, Xianzhang (2017-11-30)
It is reported that about one third of the world's primary energy per year was consumed by friction, and about 55% of the machine parts failed due to wear and tear. Therefore, it is important to understand the process ...

Static Load Testing of a Damaged, Continuous Prestressed Concrete Bridge 

Fason, William (2009-05-15)
Shortly after the completion of interstate highway I-565 in Huntsville, Alabama, cracks were discovered in the continuous end of many of the prestressed concrete bulb-tee girders. Alabama Department of Transportation ...

Static Program Analysis In Presence Of Multiple Configurations 

Behrang, Farnaz (2014-07-11)
C programs make heavy use of the C preprocessor, which makes them highly configurable. C programming IDEs ignore multiple configurations of C preprocessor because of its complexity. However, program analyses and transformations ...

Static Resistance Functions for Unbonded Retrofit Unreinforced Concrete Masonry Walls with Plate Connection for Blast Design Applications 

Gagnet, Eric (2013-07-10)
Over the past two decades the use of explosives to attack both commercial and government buildings has increased. A substantial amount of research has been conducted to be able to protect not only the occupants but the ...

Static, Dynamic and Acoustical Properties of Sandwich Composite Materials 

Yu, Zhaohui (2007-05-15)
Sandwich composite materials have been widely used in recent years for the construction of spacecraft, aircraft, and ships, mainly because of their high stiffness-to-weight ratios and the introduction of a viscoelastic ...

A Statistical Analysis of Alcohol Availability and Violent Crimes in the State of Alabama 

Hughes, Kathryn (2008-05-15)
The purpose of this study is to investigate the availability of alcohol at the county level and show its effects on violent crime rates in the state of Alabama. The sample for this study consisted of 66 Alabama counties, ...

A Statistical Analysis of Georgia's HMA Quality Assurance Proccess 

Willis, James (2005-12-15)
In the recent years, there has been a push towards allowing contractors to use their own test results in the quality assurance process of Departments of Transportation (DOTs). While this movement saves the states money ...

Statistical Analysis of Time Delays in USB Type Sensor Interfaces on Windows-based Low Cost Controllers 

Ramadoss, Lalitha (2008-12-15)
Real-time control systems need sensor data at periodic and predictable time intervals- this is one aspect of what is commonly called ""determinism"". Common forces that present challenges to determinism in Windows-based ...

Statistical and Visual Analysis of Solder Joint Reliability in extreme Environments 

Gordon, Seth (2019-04-26)
Over the last several decades, surface mount technology has advanced and become the most profitable industry worldwide. Cell phones or some type of hand held technology have become prominent throughout multiple age groups. ...

Statistical Human Body Form Classification: Methodology Development and Application 

Cottle, Frederick (2012-05-01)
The focus of this exploratory study was statistical human body form classification. Prior studies have explored human body size and shape but few have explored human body form. The actual human body is a three-dimensional ...

Statistical Inference for High-Dimensional Regularized Huber Regression 

Aroh, Tagbo (2023-04-18)
With the rapid advancement of technology, the amount of available data for extracting interesting insights and meaningful patterns has grown exponentially, resulting in a significant increase in the dimensionality of ...