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Included here are  Masters' Theses, Doctoral Dissertations and other degree-earning works by students of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, as well as some NPS faculty-authored Technical Reports.  This content has been shared from the NPS Archive: Calhoun.



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by Hrabosky, Bryan;Owen, Wayne Allen;Popp, Ronnald Gordon
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Thesis (M.S. in Management)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1980
Topic: Management
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by Hatzopoulos, Epaminondas A.
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This report develops a modern naval combat model. It deals with naval surface missile combat and models the attrition as a force-on-force process described in discrete time steps, or slaves. The degradation of each force is expressed in terms of remaining staying power and combat power in both opponents. It is based on Lt. Beall's model, but since it deals with missile warfare it incorporates several human factors that affect the outcome of a naval battle: specifically scouting effectiveness,...
Topics: Naval art and science, Mathematical models, Naval battles, Naval tactics, War, Maritime...
Thesis (M.S. in Management)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1976
Topic: Management
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by Allen, Richard Dale
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This thesis explains the basic operations of a Federal credit union, describes the role of internal auditing, reviews the internal audit function of cooperatives, and explores the potential benefits of a \"single audit\" program for credit unions. An auditing model is developed with subprograms to review fiscal administration, property management, procurement, personnel, and the operational activities of a Federal credit union. The model contains preferred practices of the National...
Topics: Management, Federal credit unions, Audits, Single Audit Model, Internal Review, Supervisory...
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Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) are a subject of study at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). This thesis discusses the formulation of a navigator for the Testbed AUV being constructed at NPS. The navigator being proposed estimates the position of the vehicle using measurable dynamic parameters. The estimate is refined by an observation of position using sonar. The effects of set, drift and sonar noise are minimized using a filter. A simulation to test the AUV is also provided to test the...
Topics: Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, Artificial intelligence, Robotics, Graphics
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Thesis (MS)?Naval Postgraduate School, 1968
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The People's Republic of China under the Chinese Communist Party has come to view the United States' system of bilateral alliances in the Indo-Pacific region as a strategic threat to its interests. China has therefore developed a broad strategy of co-opting U.S. allies deeper into China's sphere of influence by pragmatically exploiting friction in the United States' bilateral relationships. Although China has utilized a coercive approach in the past with Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the...
Topic: People's Republic of China, Grand Strategy, Hub-And-Spoke, Alliance Structure
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by Mariategui, Francisco J.;Hall, Ivan Nelson
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by Johnson, William Lewis
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The cross sections for the elastic scattering of electrons from atomic oxygen are calculated in the energy range between 0 and 13.6 electron volts. Polarization of the atom is included by using a term in the potential function which has the correct asymptotic behavior and which vanishes at the origin. Previous theoretical and experimental results are discussed.
Topics: Nuclear physics, Scattering, Atomic scattering, Cross section, Electron scattering, Oxygen
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The energetics of two numerical models of the ocean circulation are studied by use of available potential energy. Available potential energy, calculated by an approximation equation using a temperature perturbation field, compares favorably with that obtained using the exact expression using a height perturbation field. A general circulation model of the ocean is employed to study large-scale energy transformations, and a mid-ocean dynamics experiment (mesoscale) model is employed to study...
Topics: Meteorology, Available Potential Energy, Numerical Ocean Circulation Models, MODS eddies
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Cloud computing has quickly revolutionized computing practices of organizations, to include the Department of Defense. However, security concerns over co-location attacks have arisen from the consolidation inherent in virtualization and from physical hardware hosting virtual machines for multiple businesses and organizations. Current cloud security methods, such as Amazon's Virtual Private Cloud, have evolved defenses against most of the well-known fingerprinting and mapping methods in order to...
Topics: cloud, TCP timestamps, clock skews, side-channel attacks, virtual machines, VM co-location,...
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This thesis investigates the use of current graphical interface techniques to build more effective computer-user interfaces to Operations Research (OR) schedule optimization models. The design is directed at the scheduling decision maker who possesses limited OR experience. The feasibility and validity of building an interface for this kind of user is demonstrated in the development of a prototype graphical user interface called TaskMaster. TaskMaster is designed as the Dialog component of a...
Topics: DSS, Scheduling, Scheduling., graphical user interface
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Since the collapse of the Communist bloc, Mongolia has pursued the independent foreign policy with balanced relations attached to the two great neighbors - Russia and China. Meanwhile, the search for a "third neighbor" (the United States, Japan and/or the collective community of democracies) has been seen as the alternative approach to the existing "neighbor-oriented" policy. The thesis argues that both approaches are not mutually exclusive schools of foreign policy, but...
Topics: Buffer, Central Asia, China, East Asia, Eurasia, Foreign policy, Foreign policy equilibrium,...
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Topic: Computer science
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by Borrego, Antonio L.
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Culture is a human concept central to the existence of societies. Perceptions of an organization’s culture are based on individual thought coalescing into group consensus. Cultural disparities may have evolved between active units and the Marine Forces Reserve due to variances in law, practice, and involvement in the non-military world. This research sought to define the cultural perceptions that active component and reserve Marines have toward active forces and Marine Forces Reserve....
Topics: culture, competing values framework, organizational culture assessment instrument, OCAI, CVF, I-I,...
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An expanding interest at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, in research work on aircraft side-arm control sticks has necessitated the determination of the previous and ongoing projects involved with the development of side-arm control sticks. This paper presents a survey of the English language literature dealing with aircraft control sticks over the period of 1936 to 1971. The result of the survey is an abstracted bibliography of significant literature related to the design...
Topics: Aeronautics, flight control, aircraft control stick, side-arm control stick
Thesis (M.S. in Operations Research)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1975
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Navigation of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) is a problem that has not been adequately solved. Although the inclusion of the Global Positioning System (GPS) into AUV navigation has been briefly examined before, this possibility is explored further in this thesis. GPS and Inertial Measurement System (INS) based navigation package offers many advantages for AUV navigation especially for transits and precise object location in shallow water. This thesis provides background information on...
Topics: autonomous underwater vehicles, global positioning system, inertial measurement system
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by McCarthy, Julian Daniel
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The Military Satellite Communications Decision Support System (MDSS) project for U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM) is intended to provide decision makers an integrated information tool to effectively manage military satellite communication (MILSATCOM) resources while satisfying communications requirements. An important aspect of MDSS is the information provided by the MILSATCOM Requirements Database (MRDB). The objective of this thesis is twofold. First, it develops a new conceptual schema for...
Topics: MILSATCOM, MRDB, Database design, Normalization, Database performance
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Passive bistatic radars (PBR) and passive multistatic radars (PMR) use opportunistic transmitters to detect and locate targets. In this thesis, a maritime scenario was modeled with merchant vessels serving as multiple non-cooperative opportunistic transmitters while a frigate warship equipped with Electronic Warfare (EW) and Direction Finding (DF) receivers takes on the role of the receiver in a PBR/PMR configuration. The targets are assumed to be the generic Formidable-class frigate. A MATLAB...
Topics: back-scattering, bistatic, error ellipse, forward-scattering, hitchhiker radar, multistatic,...
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by Finne, Peter Charles.
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Topic: Computer science
Cover title: Order out of chaos: a case study of the ..
The goal of this thesis is to analyze the effect of advanced education on the retention and promotion of Navy Surface Warfare Officers (SWO). Multivariate probit models are used to estimate the effects of education, accession sources, demographic variables, and prior service status on retention and promotion. The data set used in this study is obtained from the online Navy Econometric Modeling System (NEMS). It was constructed from annual snapshots of SWO officers in the Navy between 2000 and...
Topics: Education, Advanced Education, Retention, Promotion, Effect of Advanced Education, Probit,...
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by MacHardy, William R.
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Starting with a least squares formulation of the parameter estimation problem, both fixed data and data-adaptive iterative algorithms are developed. We apply two new techniques, namely diagonal perturbation and multiple partitioning, to existing finite impulse response (FIR) and infinite impulse response (IIR) fixed data matrix splitting algorithms, resulting in improved performance. Also, we extend the fixed data algorithms to the data-adaptive case, and contrast them with FIR and IIR...
Topics: Algorithms, Convergence., Finite Impulse Response, Infinite Impulse Response, Matrix Splitting,...
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by Kinney, G. F.
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This report describes a practical risk analysis system which can be used for the quantitative characterization of risks and for the evaluation of proposed risk reduction procedures. The system uses numerical values for comparison purposes and provides des
Topic: *SAFETY, *RISK ANALYSIS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, ACCIDENTS, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, EXPOSURE (PHYSIOLOGY),...
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by Rau, Morton David
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An analysis was conducted of English and Spanish text. The statistical analysis determined the independent probability of letters and the joint probability of various letter combinations for large samples of each language. Various methods were tested in an attempt to utilize these characteristics to identify the language of a short sample text. By use of the joint probability of various vowel-consonant relationships and the Kolmogorov-Smirnov Goodness of Fit Test an identification system was...
Topics: Management, Language Identification, Linguistic Analysis, Linguistics, Statistical Linguistics
An evaluation of the performance of a SONET management system was conducted to better understand its management capabilities due to network disruptions in the presence of a traffic load. This study analyzed the Cisco Transport Manager (CTM) which manages a testbed of four Cisco ONS15454 optical systems. The network was injected with HTTP and FTP traffic generated by the Spirent Smartbits system installed with TeraMetrics Gigabit Ethernet modules and load calibration configured by the Spirent...
Topics: SONET (Data transmission), Queuing theory, Data transmission systems, Testing
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Topic: Computer science
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Military Command and Control (C2) requires easy access to information needed for the commander's situation assessment and direction of troops. Providing this information via synthetic speech is a viable alternative, but additional information is required before speech systems can be implemented for C2 functions. An experiment was conducted to study several factors which may affect the intelligibility of synthetic speech. The factors examined were: (1) speech rate; (2) synthetic speech messages...
Topics: Command and control systems., Synthetic speech, command and control
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by Emmons, Nelson L
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Thesis advisor, Maurice D. Weir
Topics: COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS
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by McRaven, William H.
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This thesis develops a theory that explains why special operations succeed. The theory is important because successful special operations defy conventional wisdom. Special operations forces are usually numerically inferior to the enemy and generally these forces are attacking fortified positions. According to Carl Von Clausewitz, both of these factors should spell defeat, and yet, time and again -- these missions succeed. This thesis presents eight historical cases and demonstrates how certain...
Topic: Special Operations
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The military is experiencing a pilot retention problem that is getting worse. The government spends millions of dollars training pilots in the most advanced aircraft in the world, only to watch them leave for the commercial airline industry at the first opportunity. As airline pilot hiring continues to improve, military pilots will depart the services for the assumed increase in financial compensation of the airlines. This thesis compares two scenarios: one in which a military pilot leaves the...
Topics: Pilot, airline pay, attrition, earnings, career
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Evidence is presented that indicates that Monterey Submarine Canyon was once the terminus of a major land drainage system. This pre-existing drainage system is not in evidence today because it has been altered by displacement along the San Andreas Fault. A numerical model based on conservation of mass and plate tectonic reconstructions is utilized to reconstruct the topography of the region as it appeared prior to onset of motion along the San Andreas Fault. Model results indicate that the...
Topics: Oceanography, Monterey Submarine Canyon, submarine canyon, tectonics
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The United States Navy owns four salvage ships and four towing ships that will reach the end of their 40-year life expectancy in 2019. The program manager for these vessels has a set of desirable performance requirements for a new ship class, T-ARS(X), which combines the capabilities from both the salvage and towing ship classes. The need to develop a recapitalization strategy based on either designing a new ship class based on these desirable requirements or purchasing commercial capabilities...
Topics: Naval architecture, Costs, Salvage, Decision making, Tugboats
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Investigation of the influence of the strain history during thermomechanical processing of an Al-10Mg-0.1Zr was conducted. Refined, recrystallized microstructures resulted when larger strains were employed in the later passes of the TMP. Superplastic responses up to approximately 420 percent were obtained. Conversely, when smaller strains were at the later stages of the TMP, less recrystallized, coarser structures resulted, and the corresponding superplastic ductilities of approximately 280...
Topics: Superplasticity, Particle stimulated nucleation, Aluminum-Magnesium alloys
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The suspected impact of climate change on natural hazards, as identified by the Inter-governmental Panel for Climate Change, is expected to lead to a world where natural disasters are more frequent and severe in nature. This thesis investigates how climate change, in particular its effect on natural disasters, will impact the Department of Defense (DoD) mission to support stability worldwide through military Foreign Disaster Relief (FDR). To do that, it examines the question, why does the...
Topics: climate change, foreign disaster relief, foreign disaster, foreign humanitarian assistance, foreign...
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Thesis (M.A. in Asian Studies)--San Diego State University, 1974
Topic: Political science
An Implicit Finite-Difference (IFD) computer program that incorporates exact interface conditions has been developed for solving the parabolic equation. The model preserves continuity of pressure and continuity of the normal component of particle velocity at the interface between media having different sound speeds and densities. Interface conditions are preserved for horizontal and sloping interfaces along a user-specified bottom profile. Test cases are included to demonstrate the use of the...
Topics: Physics, Parabolic Wave Equation, Underwater Acoustics, Implicit Finite-Difference, Shallow Water,...
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by Slater, Thomas Stafford.
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Thesis (MS)--U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1962
Topic: Meteorology
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The Russian annexation of Crimea stimulated the author's interest in researching the little green men (allegedly the Russian Spetsnaz) that appeared at a decisive point in the coup de main. The intent here is to understand the capabilities and limitations of the Russian special operations forces (SOF) and the level of threat they present to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members and Russia's neighbors. This study uses Colin Gray's strategic utility theory to understand why Russian...
Topics: strategic utility, Spetsnaz, spetsialnogo naznacheniya, special forces, special operations, special...
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In this thesis, the scalability issues of Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) in optical network management are explored. It is important to understand the effect of varying the number of nodes, the request inter-arrival times and the polling interval on the performance of SNMP and number of nodes that can be effectively managed. The current study explored the effect of varying these parameters in a controlled test environment using the OPNET simulation package. In addition, traffic...
Topics: Computer networks, Data transmission systems, Electrical engineering, Packaging, Network management...
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Topic: Robotics
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by Stolfi, Russel H. S.;Ratley, Lonnie O.;O'Neill, John F.
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Topics: Aeronautics, NA
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by Graham, La-Hesh A.; Wallace, Alexander D.; Lewis, Scott J.
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The purpose of this project is to assess the maturity of Naval Sea Systems Command's (NAVSEA) Contract Management processes. NAVSEA is headquartered in Washington, DC. The analysis of NAVSEA will be conducted using the Contract Management Maturity Model (CMMM). The primary purpose of this research is to analyze NAVSEA's contracting processes utilizing the Contract Management Maturity Assessment Tool (CMMAT), to identify key process area strengths and weaknesses, and to provide a road map for...
Topics: Organizational change., Contract Management Maturity Assessment Tool (CMMAT), Naval Sea Systems...
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by Cai, Guan Yan
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Physical network maps are important to critical infrastructure defense and planning. Current state-of-the-art network infrastructure geolocation relies on Domain Name System (DNS) inferences. However, not only is using the DNS relatively in accurate for infrastructure geolocation, many router interfaces lack DNS name entries. We adapt the technique of Wang et al. to send trace route probes from distributed vantage points, and approximate a target’s location by finding the nearest landmark. To...
Topics: Internet, IP geolocation, IP infrastructure, routers, Domain Name System
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by McAuley, John A., Jr.; White, Bradley T.
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The Congress of the United States, in an attempt to reduce Department of Defense (DOD) spending, has recommended an interservice consolid1tion of Undergraduate Helicopter Pilot Training (UHPT). DOD, in the FY77 budget proposal, indicated its intention to consolidate UHPT at Fort Rucker, Alabama. The proposal bases its cost savings, to a large degree, on the elimination of the fixed-wing phase of Navy helicopter pilot training and the \"release\" of an unidentified Navy training base....
Topics: Management, Pilot, Pilot training, Helicopter, Cost, Cost effectiveness, Training
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by Harding, Joshua R.; Munoz Aguirre, Carlos R.
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This study explores specialization of health care as a solution to increase efficiency to the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs health care. Health care for veterans and eligible beneficiaries continues to pose a significant budgetary constraint to the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Without modification to the current services provided at the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, health care service will either decline or increase expense to the federal government...
Topics: VA, DOD, health care, specialization, hospital
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by Simpson, John Page.
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Thesis (MBA) the George Washington University, May 1970
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Thesis advisor(s): E.R. Wood
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As the target radar cross section (RCS) continuously decreases, the need for high-resolution high-gain radar increases. One approach to high resolution is to use distributed subarray antennas (DSAs), because of limited surface available on many radar platforms. The concept of distributed subarray antennas is examined for both Multifunction Array Radar (MFAR) and Very High Frequency (VHF) applications. By combining distributed subarrays located on the available areas of a constrained platform,...
Topics: Antennas, Multifunction Array Radar (MFAR), Phased Array, Phased array antennas, Radar, Subarray,...
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Thesis advisors, Dan C. Boger and Gregory G. Hildebrandt
Topics: LOGISTICS SUPPORT, MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, GOAL PROGRAMMING
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Much of what the American public knows about al-Qaeda and its most prominent member, Osama bin Laden, has been delivered through television news. It remains clear that al-Qaeda uses television news as an integral part of achieving their overarching goal, but whether television news has a reciprocal effect on al-Qaeda's future operations remains unclear. An analysis will be conducted to determine if the timing of al-Qaeda's operations coincide with an increase or decrease in public awareness of...
Topic: Terrorism
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by Dettmann, Terry Robert
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The solutions of the phase equation for a potential with the asymptotic properties of an atomic polarization potential are studied with the intention of developing a computer program for direct integration of the phase equation for the s-wave phase shift of an arbitrary potential. Such a program is developed and its limitations are discussed. In addition, an appendix is devoted to the variational principles of Kohn and Schwinger for calculating phase shifts.
Topics: Physics, Phase Equation, Potential Scattering
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Thesis (M.S. in C.E.)--University of Colorado, 1964
Topic: Oceanography
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Topics: NOx control, gas turbine combustors, gas turbine fuel additives, soot control, pollution control,...
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by Cassidy, Earle Morrow; Otto, Carl Warren
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Topic: Civil engineering