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Individual Incentives within Team Competitions
This paper develops a theoretical model to show the effects of simultaneously having both a competition between groups and one among the individuals of a tournament. The players are divided up among teams and compete for ...
Statistical Analysis of Simulations of Coarsening Droplets Coating a Hydrophobic Surface
Thin layers of slow-moving, viscous fluid which coat hydrophobic surfaces are shaped by the competing forces of disjoining pressure and surface tension. These forces form the fluid layer into an array of discrete droplets ...
Homelessness: A Preliminary Evaluation of an Effort to End Homelessness Durham County, NC
The Durham Center is the public agency in Durham County responsible for connecting persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with the services that they need. In February of 2008 the Durham Center began to perform ...
Model of Feedback-Mediated Dynamics in Coupled Nephrons with Compliant Thick Ascending Limbs
Irregular flow and pressure have been observed in the nephrons of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). Coupling of nephrons through their tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF) systems may be one of the factors involved in this ...
Geometry of Impressionist Music
My project, using both geometrical and statistical methods, nds an appropriate way of determining distances between scales, calculated using appropriate metrics, in the context of impressionist music.
Modeling the Folate Pathway in Escherichia coli
Folates are a class of metabolites that are essential to living cells across all life. Because these molecules are especially important in aiding cell division, folates are targets for antibiotics, such as trimethoprim. ...
Modeling and numerical simulation of the nonlinear dynamics of the forced planar string pendulum
The string pendulum consists of a mass attached to the end of an inextensible string which is fastened to a support. Analyzing the dynamics of such forced supports is motivated by understanding the behavior of suspension ...
A Model of the Foot and Ankle in Running
We present several variations on a model and simulation of the foot and ankle during the course of one running stride. We summarize the motivation behind the model and similar work in the field, then describe the model and ...
A Simple Cardiac Model Exhibiting Stationary Discordant Alternans
The term alternans refers to a period-doubling bifurcation that occurs in rapidly-paced cardiac cells: although all stimuli are equally spaced, short and long action potentials alternate with one another. Cardiac waves ...
Lattice point methods for combinatorial games
(Advances in Applied Mathematics, 2011-01-01)
We encode arbitrary finite impartial combinatorial games in terms of lattice points in rational convex polyhedra. Encodings provided by these lattice games can be made particularly efficient for octal games, which we generalize ...