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Osteology of the White-Tailed Deer 

Rumph, Paul Frederick (1975-06-05)
Because of the absence of a comprehensive description of the osseous anatomy of the white-tailed deer, this study was undertaken. The external morphology of each bone is described utilizing the current nomenclature presented ...

Functional Durability Of A Quartz Crystal Microbalance Sensor For The Rapid Detection Of Salmonella In Liquids From Poultry Packaging 

Olsen, Eric (2000-08-15)
Foodborne disease causes an estimated 4 to 76 million cases of food poisoning with 5,000 associated deaths annually in the United States at a cost of $6.5 –34.9 billion. In poultry products, Salmonella is the most common ...

An Investigation of the Effects of Community Drug Use on Academic Achievement in the Public School Systems of the State of Alabama 

Johnson, David (2003-05-15)
Historical academic achievement data from the Alabama State Department of Education and historical drug arrest data from the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center were analyzed to determine the correlation between ...

Interactivity, Social Constructivism, and Satisfaction with Distance Learning Among Infantry Soldiers 

Dozier, Dara (2004-05-15)
The purpose of this study was to determine what relationships, if any, exist among interactivity, social constructivism, and satisfaction with distance learning in the target population of U. S. Army Infantry soldiers ...

The Shields-Harary Number of Graphs 

Holliday, John (2004-05-15)
The Shields-Harary numbers are a class of graph paramaters that measure the robustness of a graph in terms of network vulnerability, with reference to a given cost function.

Textile Prosthesis for Vascular Applications 

Irsale, Swagat (2004-05-15)
The goal of this study was to develop a whole new class of implantable endoluminal prosthesis for biomedical applications based on advanced textile technology. The most likely initial application is in the field of arterial ...

Effects of Sediment Deposition on Aboveground Net Primary Productivity, Vegetation Composition, Structure, and Fine Root Dynamics in Riparian Forests 

Cavalcanti, Guadalupe (2004-05-15)
This study examined how increased sediment deposition from anthropogenic disturbance impacts functions performed by riparian forests associated with ephemeral streams. Specifically, this study looked into aboveground net ...

Local Motion Picture Exhibition in Auburn, From 1894-1928: A Cultural History from a Communication Perspective 

Williams, Danielle (2004-08-15)
This thesis is a historical analysis of Auburn’s motion picture history from 1894- 1928. Auburn’s motion picture history is unique because it does not follow traditional film histories. In 1905, Auburn residents and API ...

Metallic Nanoparticle Synthesis within Reverse Micellar Microemulsion Systems 

Kitchens, Christopher (2004-12-15)
The synthesis of metallic nanoparticles is integral for the advancement of the field of nanotechnology. Solution based nanomaterial synthesis is an effective method for the production of nanomaterials, particularly with ...

Utilization of Supercritical Fluids in the Fischer-tropsch Synthesis over Cobalt-Based Catalytic Systems 

Elbashir, Nimir (2004-12-15)
Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) holds great potential for the production of ultra-clean transportation fuels, chemicals, and other hydrocarbon products through the conversion of readily available syngas (CO/H2) from abundant ...

The Use of Mechanical Thinning Treatments in Management of Small Stands at the Wildland Urban Interface 

Folegatti, Bruno (2004-12-15)
This study analyzed the productivity and costs of mechanical thinning at the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). It compared conventional commercial first thinning practices in even-aged loblolly pine plantations in the Southeast ...

On the Growth of Polynomials and Entire Functions of Exponential Type 

Harden, Lisa (2004-12-15)
Concerning the growth of a polynomial and its derivative, the following inequalities are well known as Bernstein Inequalities. max(|z|=R) |p(z)| <= max(|z|=1) |p(z)|R^n, for R >= 1, (1) max(|z|=1) |p0(z)| <= max(|z|=1) ...

The Use of Distance Learning Technology by Alabama Business Teachers for Credentialing and Instruction 

Pritchett, Christal (2004-12-15)
This study was designed to determine the degree to which Alabama business education teachers are utilizing distance learning technology in their courses and the extent to which Alabama business education teachers are ...

Built-In Self-Test Configurations for Field Programmable Gate Array Cores in Systems on Chip 

Harris, Jonathan (2004-12-15)
Built-In Self-Test configurations for the logic and routing resources present in the Field Programmable Gate Array core of a System-on-Chip is presented in this Thesis. These configurations completely test the Programmable ...

Bioconversion of Lignocellulosic Material into Ethanol: Pretreatment, Enzymatic Hydrolysis, and Ethanol Fermentation 

Kim, Tae (2004-12-15)
Four different novel processes, ammonia recycle percolation (ARP), low-liquid ARP, two-stage (hot water-ARP) percolation, and soaking in aqueous ammonia (SAA) at room/moderate temperature, were investigated for pretreatment ...

Interregional Aspects of Timber Inventory Projections 

Polyakov, Maksym (2004-12-15)
The overall goal of this study is to explore interregional aspects of modeling timber supply. Three separate papers are presented in this dissertation. The first paper (Chapter 3) presents an econometric analysis of ...

Development and Study of Phage-Derived Detection Probes 

Brigati, Jennifer (2005-05-15)
The threat of bioterrorism has created a demand for continuous monitoring of the environment for threat agents. Existing monitoring systems use antibody-derived detection probes which are not hardy enough to withstand ...

The percentile IRT schedule: High rate behavior as a tool for examining the toxic motor effects of methylmercury 

Donlin, Wendy (2005-05-15)
Methylmercury exposure has become a topic of interest in both the toxicology literature and among the general media within the last decade. Concern about methylmercury’s toxicity has grown with the discovery that ...

The Role of United States Foreign Policy in the Global Adoption of Democratic Governance 

Mark, Heather (2005-05-15)
The role of democracy in the foreign policy of the United States is a prominent one. Presidents from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush have named democracy as motivating factor for military actions around the world. This ...

Evaluating the Impact of Cost, Perceived Benefit and Perceived Value on Prescription Drug Purchasing Behavior 

Fuldeore, Mahesh (2005-05-15)
Many third party payers have implemented increased cost-sharing as a cost containment strategy. Previous studies suggest that this may reduce health care costs by reducing prescription drug expenditures. However, such ...