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Predicting success in a mathematics course
Retention is a genuine, valid apprehension for many two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States. As many as 1 in 3 first-year students do not return for the sophomore year due to variety of reasons, ...
Modeling symbiosis by a Lotka-Volterra-type system of differential equations
Biological symbiosis is necessary for life on earth. However, population based models of symbiosis are rare in literature. One problem is defining symbiosis, and whether is includes mutualism, commensalism and parasitism, ...
Bayesian learning on dependent features
Bayesian Learning is a robust machine learning algorithm. In addition to working well with limited sample sizes, Bayesian Learning also provides a probabilistic categorization. The caveat of performing a Bayesian Analysis ...
The discriminant — From a quadratic equation to dynamic nonlinear systems
Most mathematics students don't understand the potential of the discriminant. Usually discussed while learning the Quadratic Formula to solve quadratic equations, students learn its use for the classification of type and ...
Structural and thermodynamic studies of a DNA i-motif: Investigating the monomer, dimer, and tetramer human telomere sequence context
Telomeres are protein DNA complexes found at the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes. The human telomere sequence has a G-rich strand, (TTAGGG), complemented to a C-rich strand, (CCCTAA). Previous studies of the G-rich strand ...
Elliptic curves and cryptography
General passion scale (Gen-PS) toward validation of passion as a general trait-like personality construct
Although research regarding passion has been advancing, an explicit definition of passion has not been derived, nor has a universally accepted, standardized, and reliable method of measuring passion been constructed. This ...
Making the grade: A study of academic success
Freshmen account for more than fifty percent of students who drop out before completing their degree, which means that increasing the success rates for freshmen is a critical challenge for many colleges and universities. ...
Human glutathione synthetase residues Valine 44 and Valine 45 are required for subunit stability and negative cooperativity
Valine 44 and Valine 45 serve as important residues for human glutathione synthetase (hGS) function and stability given their location at the dimer interface of this enzyme. Computational studies suggest Val45 has more ...
Synthesis and characterization of various ruthenium small molecules and metallopolymers for potential use in photovoltaic devices and luminescence properties of N-heterocyclic carbenes and trifluoro methylated tris(pyrazolyl)borate silver (I) acid-base adducts
This thesis with its 66 pages, 1 table, 29 figures and 47 references, deals with two major topics involving structure and properties of selected metal complexes and their use in electronic devices. The first chapter discusses ...