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  • Chu, Kong; Naylor, Thomas (MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, 1965-05-01)
    In this paper we utilize traditional microeconomic theory and elementary queuing theory to develop a computer simulation model of a single-product, multi-process firm. One of our objectives is to demonstrate that the body ...
  • Ransom, Tyler (2015)
    <p>This dissertation consists of three separate essays that use dynamic models to better understand the human capital accumulation process. First, I analyze the role of migration in human capital accumulation and how ...
  • Ashworth, Jared (2015)
    <p>My dissertation examines human capital investments and their role in individual's labor market outcomes. Chapter 2 analyzes how public school teachers decide to make human capital investments and the effects that these ...
  • St Jacques, PL; Kragel, PA; Rubin, DC (2011-07-15)
  • Ren, L; Dunson, D; Lindroth, S; Carin, L (2010-06)
  • Zheng, Huifeng (HINDAWI PUBLISHING CORPORATION, 2010)
    Dynamic properties are investigated in the coupled system of three maps with symmetric nearest neighbor coupling and periodic boundary conditions. The dynamics of the system is controlled by certain coupling parameters. ...
  • Jiang, Xiaoyu (2015-04-22)
    Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a widespread sexually transmitted disease which can lead to cervical cancer. Understanding the factors influencing HPV transmission has been a challenge for scientists and policy makers. We ...
  • Todor, Horia (2015)
    <p>The regulation of metabolism is one of the key challenges faced by organisms across all domains of life. Despite fluctuating environments, cells must produce the same metabolic outputs to thrive. Although much is known ...
  • Martorana, David; Piccolella, Christopher (2013-04-17)
    Commodities are an important yet poorly understood asset class, but outsized losses and gains in commodities in recent years have garnered public attention. Partly in reaction to financial market crashes, the suite of risk ...
  • Staddon, John E.R. (American Psychological Association, 1998)
    Cognitive behaviorist E. C. Tolman (1932) proposed many years ago that rats and men navigate with the aid of cognitive maps, but his theory was incomplete. Critic E. R. Guthrie (1935) pointed out that Tolman's maps lack a ...
  • Boleslavsky, Raphael (2009)
    <p>I characterize optimal long term contracts offered by a monopolist to a buyer whose private valuation evolves according to a branching process with privately known transition probability. The optimal contract can be ...
  • McGehee, Clark Coleman (2013)
    <p>Ocean-based wireless sensor networks serve many important purposes ranging from tsunami early warning to anti-submarine warfare. Developing energy harvesting devices that make these networks self-sufficient allows for ...
  • Ignaccolo, M.; West, B. J. (AMER PHYSICAL SOC, 2010)
    In recent studies a number of research groups have determined that human electroencephalograms (EEG) have scaling properties. In particular, a crossover between two regions with different scaling exponents has been reported. ...
  • Owens, Benjamin Andrew Michael (2014)
    <p>The focus of this dissertation is on the dynamics of electromagnetic systems for energy harvesting and filtering applications. The inclusion of magnets into systems generates nonlinearity due to the nature of electromagnetic ...
  • Xu, Huidong (2010)
    <p>Negative differential conductivity (NDC) is a nonlinear property of electronic transport for high electric field strength found in materials and devices such as semiconductor superlattices, bulk GaAs and Gunn diodes. ...
  • Ballard, Zach (2013)
    <p>Small scale energy harvesting has become a prevalent area of study over the last decade. These harvesters are used in a wide range of applications, including the powering of remote sensors for structural health in ...
  • Beresteanu, A.; Ellickson, Paul (Manuscript. Department of Economics. Duke University, 2005)
    This paper examines competition between supermarket chains using a dynamic model of strategic investment. Employing a unique eleven year panel dataset of store level observations that includes every supermarket operating ...
  • Woglom, Emily (2003)
    The combination of coastal development and naturally retreating shorelines in sensitive barrier island ecosystems has led to increased demand for shoreline management. The strategy of beach nourishment is commonly used ...
  • Varghese, Chris (2014)
    <p>Networks -- abstract objects composed of \emph{vertices} connected by \emph{edges}, are ubiquitous in the real world. </p><p>Examples such as social networks, the world wide web, and neural networks in the brain</p><p>are ...