The approximation of a continuous function, in the maximum
norm, by continuous splines in the Everett Interpolation Form is considered.
The topics of characterization, uniqueness, and calculation
of best approximations are investigated. Since uniqueness fails, a
new vector-valued norm, which yields uniqueness, is introduced.
This study was directed to improve our understanding of the ecology of Swiss needle
cast (SNC) of Douglas-fir, a disease that produces extensive damage to forests and
plantation in the coastal region of Oregon and Washington. A disease prediction model
for the coastal area of Oregon was built by establishing...
Previous research examining the influences of post-fire salvage logging on abundances of birds has focused primarily on the response of cavity-nesting species. There is limited research in regard to the impact of salvage logging on a broader range of bird species. In addition, little is known about how different intensities...
The era of "customer satisfaction" brings students to colleges who are increasingly
identifying themselves as customers. Competition among a growing number of institutions and
learning organizations is sharpening the desire of institutions to deliver high quality service in
order to attract and retain students. Some examples of interactions where service...
Verticicladiella wageneri Kendr. is a vascular wilt pathogen of
Douglas-fir in the Pacific Northwest, The disease is characterized by
black staining of colonized sapwood; crown symptoms are those typical
of a wilting syndrome. Histopathological studies revealed that the
pathogen is limited to the xylem but causes vascular dysfunction in
Phellinus arctostaphyli (Long) Niemela, P. igniarius
(L. ex Fr.) Quel., and P. tremulae (Bond.) Bond. et Boriss.,
heartrotting hymenomycetes in the family Hymenochaetaceae
(Aphyllophorales), all conform to a multi-allelic heterothallic
mating system. Both compatible and incompatible
reactions result from pairings of homokaryons from the same
basidiocarp. Homokaryons isolated from different...
Sound waves are very convenient for the investigation of
all wave phenomena with the exception of polarization. They are
particularly useful in connection with microwaves because the
latter's wave length can be easily duplicated with sound waves,
making it possible to obtain the same diffraction pattern for
both when confronted...