The rapid development of semiconductor technology and the increasing complexity of VLSI chips have prompted both the industry and the
academic community alike to take an indepth look at the VLSI design
problem. Many design methodologies have been proposed and associated
computer-aided tools developed. This thesis is a study of...
This research sought to determine the origin of bitterness as a result of dry-hopping. An unhopped ale was dry-hopped and examined in the controlled dry-hop experiment and commercial beers were examined for chemical changes from dry-hopping in the commercially dry-hopped beer survey. This thesis work suggested specific bitter hop components...
Fluorescence of adenine, guanine, thymine, cytosine, and uracil
has been detected at room temperature in neutral aqueous solution
using a digital signal accumulation technique and right angle fluorescence
detection from solutions with absorbances between 0. 4 and 0. 7.
The quantum yields are respectively 2.6 x 10⁻⁴, 3.0 x 10⁻⁴,...
Over recent decades, the marine ecosystems of Prince William Sound (PWS), Alaska have experienced the concurrent effects of a major anthropogenic disturbance, the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill (EVOS), and a dynamic atmospheric-oceanic environment. Studies of top marine consumers can provide insights into processes of ecosystem change. Using data collected...
This thesis considers the problem of estimating the linear
parameters of generalized linear models (GLM), especially binomial
and Poisson regression models, when the explanatory variable is
subject to measurement error. In this situation, the dependence of
the response variable on the observed explanatory variable cannot
typically be modeled as a...
Data in the form of counts or proportions often exhibit more
variability than that predicted by a Poisson or binomial
distribution. Many different models have been proposed to account
for extra-Poisson or extra-binomial variation. A simple model
includes a single heterogeneity factor (dispersion parameter) in the
variance. Other models that...
The effect of different blanching treatments and
packaging materials on the enzymatic (lipoxygenase and
peroxidase) activity and fatty acid stability of two
different varieties of sweet corn on the cob (Jubilee and GH
2684) was evaluated during nine months of frozen storage at
The initial moisture content in the...