Based on the experience of students worldwide, this book offers practical advice to research students struggling with the complexities of structuring their arts, humanities or social science thesis. Real-life case studies vividly introduce a number of alternative approaches, providing students with new ideas for structuring their work.
This step by step guide looks at how to organise the content and structure of a thesis. Each chapter considers a different section and discusses the relevant function, content and linguistic characteristics. Providing worked analysis of an example text, it includes exercises to help students practically apply the information.
Bibliographic details of research work carried out on mangroves of Pakistan and presented in the form of research papers, reports, theses and projects are compiled. An attempt is made to include abstracts of the publications along with other bibliographic details. The present communication includes literature up to 2011. The main list contains 510 entries (367 papers, 22 theses/projects, 121 reports). Entries without abstracts are either those publications which are not available or abstracts were not given by the author(s).An author index, including co-authors is also given. The citations are arranged in alphabetical order.
This thesis reports on a numerical study of a round, isothermal turbulent jet of incompressible fluid, impinging normally on a flat wall at a different temperature. The main body of the thesis deals with LES studies using the dynamic subgrid-scale model, of flow and heat transfer in a round impinging jet at Re=20000 and orifice-to-plate distance h/D=2. The LES were performed using the in-house unstructured finite-volume computational code T-FlowS.The second focus of the thesis was the study of the feasibility of combining the LES and RANS approaches into a hybrid method. The goal was to provide the time resolved threedimensional solutions of the velocity and temperature field (though associated with the larger turbulence scales only) while using the mesh size typical of that used in off-wall LES or in the RANS computation.
Writing a dissertation/thesis is a complicated process. This book serves to help novice researchers to complete this task, ranging from the title, introduction, literature review, methodology, result and discussion, to summary and recommendations. The format, language, tone, and style will be discussed. Examples are given so that the researchers can follow suit. A practical and systematic guide to completing a dissertation/ thesis.
ELF, English as a Lingua Franca, is a simplified form of English which does not include complex grammar or pronunciation. The Lingua France Core should be sufficient for students to be able to communicate in English all over the world. This thesis researches whether or not it would be a good idea to teach this Lingua Franca Core at Dutch secondary schools, instead of an existing variety of English.
The initial goal established at the commencement of the research was to build a novel hedge fund investment thesis that exploited information asymmetries over short-term windows. This study commenced in mid-2009, at the early stages of the recovery of the US economy (which is debatable) following the 2007-2008 financial and economic crises. We were presented a unique opportunity to explore the successes and failings of hedge funds in general through the years immediately preceding the crisis. We were hoping to uncover sector-specific investment theses which demonstrated a strong competency in hedging during the recent economic shock and to determine whether robust hedging always comes at the cost of upside participation. Further, we hoped to identify investment theses that thrived by employing speculative directional trading strategies and to explore their exposures/risks? Our research establishes a solid framework for analysis of biotech hedge funds and revealed clear possibilities for creating trading systems with an edge.
Take a theoretical approach to architecture with The Autopoiesis of Architecture, which presents the topic as a discipline with its own unique logic. Architecture's conception of itself is addressed as well as its development within wider contemporary society. Author Patrik Schumacher offers innovative treatment that enriches architectural theory with a coordinated arsenal of concepts facilitating both detailed analysis and insightful comparisons with other domains, such as art, science and politics. He explores how the various modes of communication comprising architecture depend upon each other, combine, and form a unique subsystem of society that co-evolves with other important autopoietic subsystems like art, science, politics and the economy. The first of two volumes that together present a comprehensive account of architecture's autopoiesis, this book elaborates the theory of architecture?s autopoeisis in 8 parts, 50 sections and 200 chapters. Each of the 50 sections poses a thesis drawing a central message from the insights articulated within the respective section. The 200 chapters are gathering and sorting the accumulated intelligence of the discipline according to the new conceptual framework adopted, in order to catalyze and elaborate the new formulations and insights that are then encapsulated in the theses. However, while the theoretical work in the text of the chapters relies on the rigorous build up of a new theoretical language, the theses are written in ordinary language ? with the theoretical concepts placed in brackets. The full list of the 50 theses affords a convenient summary printed as appendix at the end of the book. The second volume completes the analysis of the discourse and further proposes a new agenda for contemporary architecture in response to the challenges and opportunities that confront architectural design within the context of current societal and technological developments.
This work is written and published for students who are taking Hotel and Restaurant Management, Tourism Management, Food Business Management and allied field. It is intended to guide and help the students in preparing their thesis or dissertation paper related to practicum performance of local and International OJT. It will also be helpful for Tourism and HRM faculty handling Practicum or On- the- job training subjects.
In their journey on this earth, humans always search for a centre to hold on to. The journey is sometimes inward and other times outward. Direction does not matter as long as the eye, and the heart, are set on the destination; the Absolute. This thesis demonstrates three kinds of the Absolute and three different ways of approaching them. Farid Ud-Din Attar, Kate Chopin and Theodore Roethke take different roads to reach their Absolute. Similarities among the three works tackled in this thesis are represented by the role of nature in the spiritual journey to attain a mystical identity, and by having an ultimate goal of the journey called the “Absolute”. On the other hand, differences are represented by the different definitions of the Absolute that the three authors offer. This thesis also presents different notions like annihilation, unity and illumination that the passengers in the three mystical journeys encounter. The author of this thesis maintains that literature allows us to envision a kind of Absolute, whether as God, Identity or the Divine. Finally, the author leaves the reader a gift question: “What is your Absolute?”
Most software products are sold internationally. Even a website is a software, with the aim to gain attention to market oneself or a product or rather to advertise. Therefore, it does make sense to adapt the product to culture-specific conditions. The objective of this thesis is to acquire knowledge of different behaviours of people from different cultures, which could have an impact on the usage of software user interfaces. Furthermore, the paper explains in more detail what is meant with software user interfaces and gives inputs on how to create a user-friendly system. In addition, the thesis illustrates the topic usability and what is necessary to guarantee it. The acquired knowledge is combined in a practical example, which fulfils the cultural requirements and the guidelines of usability. The thesis discusses the following questions: When is a software user interface qualified as user-friendly? Is it necessary to consider cultural aspects when developing software user interfaces for different countries? What aspects need to be considered when designing an intercultural software user interface?
During the years of professional growth, Ruslan Pisarenko has been developing applications in Java, C, C++ and C# programming languages. The thesis work, was a defining step in Ruslan''s career, it was a proof of his competency, as well as a first experience in writing scientific papers. Being a thesis work for Information Technology degree, the thesis goes very deep into explanation of major Java Enterprise Edition methods and technologies, and describes a process of creation of ERP analytical Reporting module. From the very beginning, Ruslan decided to create a work that would match final thesis requirements of leading Computer Science faculties. After nearly a year of work, the thesis was very well received by the Professors and other students, as well as employer, who ordered the work. Thesis describes an original method and logic for migration from JXLS to JasperReports framework. This method can be useful for everyone, who is facing a need to perform such migration, while preserving the ability to create dynamic reports with variable amount of tables.
Henry E. Allison presents an analytical and historical account of Kant`s transcendental deduction of the pure concepts of the understanding in the Critique of Pure Reason. He traces the line of thought that led Kant to a recognition of the need for transcendental deduction, and defends Kant`s 'non-contingency thesis' and 'non-separability thesis'.
The aim of this thesis is to compare and evaluate the features of web-based Personal Health Records. Personal Health Records are, in comparison to Electronic Health Records, administered by users and not physicians or health care providers. The user can enter different medical values and thus create a portable database, since he should be able to access his information anytime, if needs be. The thesis analyzes the functions of web-based Personal Health Records and tries to point out the most important ones but also the most necessary ones by comparing their capabilities and establishing general requirements for Personal Health Records. The results describe the most essential functions of web-based Personal Health Records, in order for a user to create his own health profile.
The thesis offers a critique on consociationalism as a method of ethnic integration. It tests two crucial-cases, Belgium and Canada, which are widely considered as successful consociational cases in the literature. This thesis attempts to demonstrate that internal factors of consociational systems can often become cause of further ethnic fragmentation instead of limiting it. Further, it argues that once consociational institutions are in place, separatist tendencies of ethnic groups are likely to persist. It concludes that states should not put such institutions in place to begin with, because there is little or even nothing to do later to fix the problems they created.
This thesis seeks to provide an overview on the use of Mellin transforms in Option pricing and to explain related issues. After introducing some basic concepts of Stochastic analysis and Option pricing, we use Mellin transforms as a tool to uncover formulas for pricing of different types of financial derivatives, such as European vanilla and power options, or the American options. Most of this content can be regarded as a summary of existing results on the use of Mellin transforms in option pricing. The main added value of the thesis is the deeper mathematical analysis which most of the preceding studies were lacking. In fact, although Mellin transforms offer an exceedingly convenient tool under the operational (optimistic) approach, the detailed analysis of its use is rather nontrivial.
Graphene is a two-dimensional crystalline form of carbon that has attracted intensive focus from various research disciplines since the publication of a seminal paper in 2004 by Novoselov, Geim et al. Of particular interest is the use of graphene in sensors. By chemically modifying, or functionalizing, graphene, it is possible to modify the its surface chemistry in order to give a selective electronic response to particular analytes. This work describes the formation and analysis of graphene on SiC, the fabrication of graphene devices, and the surface modification of graphene with monoclonal antibodies used to target clinically significant antigens. This PhD thesis was awarded Best Thesis in the Systems and Process Engineering Centre (SPEC) at Swansea University in 2014.
In October 2011 Gartner highlighted cloud computing as one of the Top Ten Strategic Technologies for 2012, whereby a strategic technology is a technology “with the potential for significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years”. Also Gartner forecasts the “worldwide market for business intelligence (BI) software is […] to grow 9.7 percent to reach US $ 10.8 billion in 2011”. These two reports from Gartner show that any company working either with cloud computing or business intelligence technologies should consider combining their approach with the other one. Moreover companies which are planning to make the move to one of these technologies should also think about the benefit of this combination. Also the increasing relevance of concepts like mobile business intelligence, which provides the ability to do analytical work on a phone or a tablet, makes cloud services more and more attractive for companies. This thesis will show how to build a business intelligence application from end to end with Windows Azure. It shows what is currently possible, what can be done with some effort and where current limitations are. The result of this thesis will be a roadmap for decisions makers, which will help IT managers decide if subsets of a business intelligence solution in Windows Azure can be completely or partly created in their company.
The rapid development of Internet caused a set of challenging problems regarding security. Everyone can duplicate the digital data without permission. Therefore, it raised the awareness of the copyright problems in the e-commerce age. Digital watermarking is a technique of embedding a hidden signal into digital contents to identify the legitimate owner, track unauthorized use or detect intentional tampering. To increase the robustness of watermark, many research papers have been proposed to embed the watermark in different frequency domains rather than in spatial domain. For the same reason, this thesis focuses on embedding the watermark into the Curvelet Transform developed by Candµes and Donoho. In tradition, Curvelet watermarks are embedded into all frequency bands. However, the study of individual band or mixed bands behavior and their usage on watermarking have not been reported. Thus, this thesis provides a detailed study of the watermarking using individual band or mixed-bands based on the Curvelet Transform.
The increasing concerns about the environment brought the idea to propose and carry out an energy efficiency analysis of alternatively driven vehicles in this thesis. The very beginning of the thesis explains, why automotive industry has been searching for new alternatives to internal combustion engine based propulsion systems. The reasons for that are mostly environmentally based. The first goal of the thesis is to introduce, describe and analyse alternative fuels and alternative propulsion systems. Based on this research the main task of the thesis can be conducted. Designing a model calculating energy consumption of selected alternative propulsion systems and further comparison of them is the cardinal point of the thesis. For the purposes of the modeling, alternative propulsion systems used in hybrid electric vehicles, fuel cell electric vehicle and battery electric vehicles are chosen. The modeling is carried out with the help of Matlab/Simulink software. In order to achieve comparable results, it is necessary to conduct the modeling and the calculation under standardized conditions. Therefore, real input data representing New European Driving Cycle together with actual parameters of the vehicle and proposed scenarios are comprehended in calculating models to reach valid findings.
On October 31, 1517, so the story goes, a Wittenberg monk nailed a piece of paper to the door of the Castle Church. The ideas contained in these Ninety-Five Theses, which boldly challenged the Catholic Church, spread like wildfire. So powerful were Martin Luther's ideas that they racked Europe and ultimately tore Christendom apart. Lyndal Roper investigates the author of the Ninety-Five Theses, who was, at his core, a deeply flawed man full of contradictions. He was a brilliant writer, but he was also a religious fundamentalist and a reactionary. His very personality, Roper argues, had a huge historical impact, for both good and ill. By exploring his inner world, and the world into which his ideas and passions flooded, Roper opens up a new vision of the Reformation and a fully three-dimensional portrait of its founder.
In the democratic country like India, though there is an abundant development of technology, it is still lacking behind in the election process. The votes casted by the public determine the fate of the country for a particular duration. Due to ballot design or the mistake of unintentional voter, may lead to foul votes. Unreliable results can also be produced by this scheme. Due to the problems created by the manual machine, Electronic voting machine currently came to process. But the design of EVM provides some loop holes which threatens the security of the votes. To avoid the above mentioned problem, our thesis challenges the security of the votes casted by the public. Our thesis focuses on two points. One is to provide security and the other is to provide backup storage for post checking, if at all any problem arises. This facility is provided by using cryptography where two public keys are used for encryption and one private key for decryption. Backup storage acts as a remote server which preserves the votes. This storage is used for the purpose of rechecking and confirmation. Hence, our thesis provides solution for the security problems of the votes in EVM.
Revision with unchanged content. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), one of the flexible mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol, focuses on two objectives: reduction of Greenhouse gases and contributing to the Sustainable Development (SD) of the host country. In the CDM, hydropower projects represent an important group, with 39 registered projects from 222 in total (20 June 2006). Hydro projects have mostly a bigger impact on social, environmental and economic issues than other CDM projects. In reaction to this challenge, different organisations have expressed their motivation to refer to the World Commission on Dams guidelines for CDM hydropower stations bigger than 20 MW, official recommendations or criteria for Small Scale hydropower facilities, however, are not defined. The thesis shows a lack concerning international and national sustainability guidelines noted for hydropower development and CDM guidelines. Thereby it will be pointed out, that the existing CDM regulations aiming to assure the SD, namely Host Country Approval, and the local and global stakeholder consultation do not perform well. In the second part of the thesis a methodology for SD assessment of CDM small scale hydropower facilities is developed. The thesis aims to support national authorities, project developers and NGO’s concerning the promotion of sustainable CDM hydro projects.
The purpose of this thesis is to investigate some aspects of fuzzification of semigroups, partially ordered semigroups and gamma semigroups. In this thesis the concepts of fuzzy subsemigroups, fuzzy bi-ideals, fuzzy (1,2)-ideals, fuzzy quasi ideals, fuzzy ideals, fuzzy interior ideals, fuzzy prime and fuzzy semiprime ideals, cartesian product of fuzzy ideals, fuzzy prime ideals and fuzzy semiprime ideals, fuzzy ideal extensions in a gamma semigrouop have been introduced. These concepts are also studied via operator semigroups of a gamma semigroup. In this thesis some results of gamma semigroups have been rediscovered in terms of fuzzy subsets. Here some important characterization theorems in terms of fuzzy subsets have been obtained. It is important to note here that in the study of gamma semigroups in terms of fuzzy subsets operator semigroups play a crucial role.
In Financial Darwinism, author Leo Tilman lays the groundwork for understanding the new financial order by introducing his evolutionary thesis and then outlines an actionable decision-making framework that enables financial institutions and investors to fully leverage the power of business strategy, corporate finance, investment analysis, and risk management. Financial Darwinism is an invaluable road map to today's financial world and an essential guide to surviving and thriving during these challenging times.
So far, the distributed computing community has either assumed that all the processes of a distributed system have distinct identifiers or, more rarely, that the processes are anonymous and have no identifiers. These are two extremes of the same general model: namely,n processes use l different identifiers, where 1 ? l ? n. We call this model homonymous model. To determine the power of homonymous model as well as the importance of identi?ers in distributed computing, this thesis studies algorithms for solving the consensus problem, one of the most famous distributed computing problem.
Thomas Robinson argues that popular views of early Christian growth--one concentrated in urban environments--would nearly saturate every urban area of the entire Roman Empire with Christians, leaving no room for Jews or pagans. It is a scenario that simply does not work. But where does the solution lie? Robinson argues that the urban thesis is defective, and the neglected countryside must now be considered in any reconstruction of early Christian growth.
The aim of this thesis is to speculate on the value of wilderness in contemporary times, particularly in a Canadian context. The ambition is to gain insight into the forces at work in contemporary culture. The thesis also aspires to offer a fertile, even if ambiguous, vision of wilderness that could suggest how to better respond, as architects, to the impulses that feed the longing for this landscape.
A detailed yet concise handbook clarifying all the major terms needed for a thorough understanding of key research methodology concepts in business and management. An invaluable guide for students at all levels seeking assistance with projects, research proposals, dissertations and theses; including case studies and suggestions for further reading.