This research develops an object-oriented approach of modeling
microprocessor architecture. A generic modeling library, bBlocks, is proposed as a
framework for constructing microprocessor simulation. bBlocks is a collection of
predefined abstract components (blocks) implemented in Java, the object-oriented
Blocks are defined and used as the basic components in...
This paper examines the theoretical and empirical differences between the behavior
of nonprofit and for-profit hospitals. Considerations are extended to include the
possibility of collusion when hospitals make strategic choices. The operating
objectives of the firms take into account price, quantity, and quality. Defining the
quality of hospital care is...
I conducted two separate studies, both related to the impacts of spring and fall
prescribed fire on ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Dougl. ex Loud.) forest soils in
Eastern Oregon. The studies were either conducted at or linked to four stands of
ponderosa pine, in the Malheur National Forest. Each stand...