Browsing Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses by Title
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Facility Locations In Montana
(20130401)Location models have developed into an extensive area of research because the effectiveness of facilities is dependent on their locations. An emergency health facility located in a region that is accessible to as many ... 
FFT, a Powerful Tool for Modern Science and Technology
(19940401)In 1965, a fivepage paper titled "An Algorithm for the Machine Calculation of Complex Fourier Series" by James W. Cooley and John W. Tukey was published in an American Mathematical Society journal—Mathematics of Computation.(1) ... 
Fibonacci Numbers: Lurking Happily Ever After
(19930401)The focus of this paper is a presentation of patterns that occur in the world in which we live and how they are explained in mathematics. The major pattern is that of the Fibonacci sequence, which was first discovered by ... 
FiniteElement Analysis Of TwoDimensional Frame Structures
(19990401)The majority of the problems involving analysis of deformable solids are not tractable by direct methods. Exact solutions are at best, difficult to obtain and frequently unavailable. Because of the difficulty of getting ... 
Football Betting Trends
(20110401)This thesis examines multiple aspects of sports betting within the NFL. The purpose of this thesis was to determine whether or not a statistical advantage existed between general betting trends and whether or not these ... 
Football in Flight: A study of the math and physics of the trajectory of a kicked football
(20130401)Three seconds left, down by two, one player will determine the outcome of the big game; one player will make or break his team’s Super Bowl dream. The kicking game associated with the sport of American football is a crucially ... 
From the Ground Up: OpenSource System Design Using HTML, PHP, and MySQL
(20030401)The need for information sharing is growing daily, along with the costs related to software licensing, training, and system maintenance. A niche has developed in which organizations on tight budgets  such as colleges  ... 
Functionals In The Calculus Of Variations
(19700401)This thesis deals with an introduction to the functionals in the calculus of variations. Since calculus of variations is a relatively advanced topic in mathematics, this thesis is written with the attempt to introduce some ... 
Gender Differences in Mathematics Achievement and Confidence in the Learning of Mathematics in Grades Eight and Nine of a Montana Community
(19920401)This thesis reviews past research on gender differences in mathematics achievement and attitudes toward mathematics. The review is divided into three categories: gender differences that have been found in mathematics, ... 
Gray Matters: Analysis of Gray Water Use in a Typical Central Montana Household
(20090401)The semiarid western United States views water as a valuable commodity. Because of water’s expense and difficulty to obtain, western states struggle with water supply, use, and rights issues. The existing supply may not ... 
Growing Algae for Biofuel; Potential Methods and Costs
(20110401)One of the largest challenges in the world of today is fossil fuel consumption. Human beings consume huge quantities of fossil fuels every day, yet there is a limited supply in the world. In the long term, an alternative ... 
Hamming Codes and the McEliece Cryptosystem
(20110401)In this paper, we seek to understand some basic principles of coding theory. Specifically, we define and explore binary codes, Hamming codes, and a special application of coding theory known as the McEliece cryptosystem. ... 
Heuristics for the Knapsack Problem
(20080401)We explore the knapsack problem where the goal is to maximize the value of packed objects for a certain container. The knapsack problem is NPcomplete which means the time needed to solve it exactly grows exponentially as ... 
Image analysis of Mitochondrial Texture in Progeria patients in response to shear stress and nuclear segmentation
(20130401)In this paper, the effects of HutchinsonGilford progeria syndrome on endothelial cell’s mitochondrial response to shear stress will be discussed. I will also be addressing nuclear texture and differences in these same ... 
Implementation Of A Probabilistic Interruption Management System For Smartphones
(20140401)As the number of worldwide cellular subscriptions approaches the world’s population, the negative effects of cell phone disruption have become increasingly apparent. In recent years, mobile phones have become advanced ... 
Implementing a Greedy Crossover Operator for Cooperative Coevolution of Neural Networks
(20090401)Work was done towards a new crossover operator for the “HierarchicalEnforced SubPopulations” (HESP) neuroevolution algorithm. The new operator takes advantage of the perneuron fitness evaluations available in HESP Layer ... 
Inbreeding curvature: a geometrical approach for describing the tendency of a population to inbreed or outbreed
(20080401)Inbreeding is well understood, from its effects on life history and morphological traits to the genetic factors it involves (Ralls et al, 1979; Brown and Brown, 1998; Charlesworth and Hughes, 1999; DeRose and Roff, 1999; ... 
Introductory Theory And Applications Of The Simplex Method Of Linear Programming
(19840401)Today's world is one characterized by rampant scientific research and development. The recent progress in computer design and communication systems has been remarkable, and the pace of technological development in these ... 
It’s Your Move: Optimal Playing Strategies for Mancala
(20040401)This thesis explores topics in game theory within the framework of the popular game Mancala. Game theory is a branch of mathematical analysis developed to study decision making in conflict situations such as games. Mancala ... 
Leaking Underground Storage Tank Impact Model
(20190401)Leaking underground storage tanks (UST) pose a threat to the surrounding environment and population. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MT DEQ) has completed two phases of a risk analysis with the purpose of ...