Browsing Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses by Title
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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 ... 
Logic Puzzle
(20020401)Logic is a fundamental part of mathematic and computer science since it is the basis of mathematical proof and computer programming. In order to help students gain a better understanding of logic, I have implemented a ... 
Markov Modeling of A Maintenance Facility
(20060401)Reallife decisions often need to take into account uncertainties about many future events. There are various models for processes that evolve over time in a probabilistic manner. Such processes are called stochastic ... 
Mathematica Outside the Lab: Transferring Classroom Material onto the World Wide Web
(20020401)The Internet has greatly expanded over the last decade, yet there are few options for people wishing to create interactive Web pages that can perform computations and neatly format mathematical expressions. Many educators ... 
A Mathematical Analysis of Scheduling for AWARE
(2020)AWARE is a nonpro t organization that provides care and services for people with challenging mental health, emotional, and in some instances, physical disabilities [1]. Many of the clients in AWARE residential programs ... 
Mathematical And Physical Aspects Of Heat Conduction Between A Rod And A Sleeve Of Similar Material And Infinite Length
(19790401)The modern world has experienced an increase in the applications of mathematics to physical activity. Many physical conditions can be described in terms of partial differential equations, which result in industrial ... 
Mathematics and Electricity Modeling with an RLC Circuit
(20070401)Electric circuits can be useful outside of electronics. For example, an electric circuit can be used to model a mechanical mechanism such as a car’s suspension. This is possible because like an RLC circuit, a circuit with ... 
Mathematics and Music: Integrating the World Wide Web into Today’s Education System
(19990401)In the global village, technology continually grows, enabling people to communicate, solve problems, and convey ideas. Students can benefit by using technological advances to enhance their education. The ultimate goal of ... 
Mathematics Education and Multiple Intelligences
(20070401)This thesis explores the utilization of Multiple Intelligences in the mathematics classroom. There are eight distinct multiple intelligences found in students. Each intelligence is unique and every student has a blend of ... 
Minimum Competency Testing: An Overview Of Testing Programs
(19810401)Probably the greatest alarm to the American Public concerning their education system came about with declining SAT and ACT test scores. The rash declines sparked the realization for the need to examine the school system. ... 
Mirror symmetry in black holes, elementary particles, and mathematics
(20170513)Mirror symmetry is the study of two seemingly different objects that are conjectured to be the same. That is, we could think of them as mirror images of each other. For example, string theorists conjecture that there exists ... 
Modeling Contaminant Flow in the Puget Sound
(20170513)In this paper, we mathematically model contaminant flow in a twodimensional domain of the Puget Sound using a finite element numerical solution to the advectiondiffusion equation coupled with a finite difference numerical ...