This paper discussed the human electrocardiogram, the instrumentation
used to graphically record it, and the design and performance
of a specialized system for vector cardiography: the Vector Electrocardioscope
(VECS) System. The introduction reviews in considerable
detail the pertinent known physiology of the heart, especially the
electrophysiology responsible for the genesis...
The United States currently has no infrastructure to provide a fast neutron flux for research purposes. With the increased interest in Sodium Fast Reactor (SFR) technology, this type of infrastructure is necessary for further development of key components such as Versatile Test Reactor. The purpose of this research is to...
This ethnographic research aims to discover the implications of the
commodification of production processes amongst the Ersu Tibetans of Sichuan,
China. This thesis examines the commodification of Ersu agriculture and ethnic
identity in the historical context of both China and the world-system. Ethnohistorical
and ethnoecological methodologies are utilized to answer...
We present the first comprehensive investigation of the concentrations, fluxes and sources of aerosol trace elements over the Gulf of Aqaba. We found that the mean atmospheric concentrations of crustally derived elements such as Al, Fe and Mn (1081, 683, and 16.7 ng m¯³) are about 2–3 times higher than...
The purpose of this study was to determine the beliefs of home
economics teachers concerning beginning clothing construction skills.
Specifically, the writer was seeking to determine:
1. What sewing skills are essential for beginning clothing construction
students to acquire.
2. What sewing skills are important or desirable for beginning
Elasticity properties of wood studs are essential inputs for
the structural analysis of wood-stud wall systems.
A theoretical procedure was developed to determine the probability
distributions for the deflection-load relations of stud samples.
The procedure is based on the finite element analysis and a Monte-
Carlo type simulation and accounts...
Recently, in an attempt to produce robust production frontier estimators, Aragon et al. [2005, Nonparametric frontier estimation: a conditional quantile-based approach. Econometric Theory 21, 358-389] and Martins-Filho and Yao [2008, A smooth nonparametric conditional quantile frontier estimator. Journal of Econometrics 143, 317-333] considered the estimation of nonparametric α- frontier models...