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A Parallel Programming Language

A Parallel Programming Language

Date: May 1979
Creator: Cox, Richard D.
Description: The problem of programming a parallel processor is discussed. Previous methods of programming a parallel processor, analyzing a program for parallel paths, and special language features are discussed. Graph theory is used to define the three basic programming constructs: choice, sequence, repetition. The concept of mechanized programming is expanded to allow for total separation of control and computational sections of a program. A definition of a language is presented which provides for this separation. A method for developing the program graph is discussed. The control graph and data graph are developed separately. The two graphs illustrate control and data predecessor relationships used in determining parallel elements of a program.
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Personality Characteristics Associated with Accuracy in Person Perception: a Multivariate Approach

Personality Characteristics Associated with Accuracy in Person Perception: a Multivariate Approach

Date: May 1979
Creator: Hale, Allyn Kay
Description: None
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A Quantitative Radioimmunoassay for Phosphoglucose Isomerase and Its Utilization in Detecting Cross-Reactive Material in Variant Forms of Phosphoglucose Isomerase and in Human Tissues

A Quantitative Radioimmunoassay for Phosphoglucose Isomerase and Its Utilization in Detecting Cross-Reactive Material in Variant Forms of Phosphoglucose Isomerase and in Human Tissues

Date: May 1979
Creator: Purdy, Kimberly L.
Description: A method for purification and radiolabelling phosphoglucose isomerase was devised in order to develop a sensitive quantitative radioimmunoassay for the detection of the enzyme irrespective of its catalytic activity. For four genetic variants of PGI no difference in the molecular specific activity was observed. In one variant (PGI-Denton), liver and heart tissue extracts, and in mature erythrocytes (as compared to normal erythrocytes), a decreased molecular specific activity was observed which initially may imply that these samples contain cross-reactive material which is not catalytically active.
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Regional Common Market Control of Foreign Direct Investment

Regional Common Market Control of Foreign Direct Investment

Date: May 1979
Creator: Biven, Sharon M.
Description: This thesis attempts to show that, although it is in the interest of regional common market organizations to regulate foreign direct investment, such regulation will probably be unsuccessful unless the regulations are lenient to business and are not used as instruments of major political goals. The east African Community, the Andean Common Market, and the European Economic Community are examined. Research sources used were United States government publications, documents from the common markets involved, United Nations and International Monetary Fund statistics, articles from major political science and business journals, and books.
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The Relationship of Educational Achievement to the Role-Concept of Women

The Relationship of Educational Achievement to the Role-Concept of Women

Date: May 1979
Creator: Mooneyham, Charlotte S.
Description: The problem of this investigation was an analysis of selected variables that affected woman's role-concept. Specifically this research was concerned with how a woman's role-concept was influenced by education. This research concluded that the level of education influenced role-concept. Respondents with more than a high school education were very contemporary. Other variable such as marital status, age, parental views, ethnic group, and major seemed to have little effect on role-concept. All groups surveyed were more contemporary than traditional. Further research to determine if all women are becoming contemporary would be meaningful.
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The Relationship of Self-Actualization and Jury Bias

The Relationship of Self-Actualization and Jury Bias

Date: May 1979
Creator: Crawford, Ronald F., Jr.
Description: None
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Sacrificial and Expressive Value Systems in the English Neo-Classic and Romantic Movements

Sacrificial and Expressive Value Systems in the English Neo-Classic and Romantic Movements

Date: May 1979
Creator: Heflich, Debra L.
Description: This rhetorical study applies Clare W. Graves' "Level of Existence" or value systems theory to the English Neo-Classic and Romantic Movements. Graves' framework, which focuses on sacrificial (Tribalistic, Absolutistic, and Sociocentric) systems and expressive (Egocentric, Achievist, and Individualistic) systems~was utilized in analyzing the politics, society, religion, philosophy, and literature of the two periods. The Neo-Classic Period was dominated by sacrificial systems, especially Absolutistic, while the Romantic Movement was dominated by expressive systems, especially Achievist. This thesis suggests that man's cultural development, like his psychological development, appears to evolve in a spiraling, pendular motion between sacrificial and expressive systems.
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Sam Rayburn: Trials of a Party Man

Sam Rayburn: Trials of a Party Man

Date: May 1979
Creator: Daniel, Edward O.
Description: None
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Semigroups

Semigroups

Date: May 1979
Creator: Bryant, Mary E.
Description: This study of semigroups discusses groups, ideals, relations on semigroups, and relation classes in semigroups. Each topic is covered in some detail; but since this is a general study of semigroups, no topic dominates the paper. The definitions, theorems, and corollaries are supplied by Dr. August Lau, and all proofs are the work of Ms. Bryant.
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The Significance of Male Participation in Home Economics Programs in Public Schools

The Significance of Male Participation in Home Economics Programs in Public Schools

Date: May 1979
Creator: Yovonie-Tijani, Rosaline S.
Description: This investigation is to determine the extent of male participation in home economics courses in public schools. Related questionnaires were completed by participants and results tabulated. It was determined that the student's own interest, and their perception of how homemaking will help later are influencing factors for enrollment in homemaking classes. Food preparation, getting along with others, grooming, clothing selection and construction and using new equipment properly are areas of interest to male students. The belief that homemaking is for girls, and the lack of interest in the content and activities of homemaking classes account for the low male participation. Community understanding, friendly attitudes of counselors, a well equipped department, and practical homemaking courses could attract more male participation.
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Skills Acquisition and Cognitive Restructuring Operations in Training Assertive Behaviors

Skills Acquisition and Cognitive Restructuring Operations in Training Assertive Behaviors

Date: May 1979
Creator: Lefebvre, R. Craig
Description: Behavioral and cognitive skills training for increasing assertive behavior in college students were compared to an equally credible expectancy-control. One significant multivariate function successfully discriminated between the behavioral and control groups, and between the cognitive and control groups. This function was interpreted as showing enhanced behavioral/cognitive construction competencies in the behavioral and cognitive groups. A second function, though not significant, suggested that the cognitive training resulted in more aggressive behavior.
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Software and Hardware Interface of a VOTRAX Terminal for the Fairchild F24 Computer

Software and Hardware Interface of a VOTRAX Terminal for the Fairchild F24 Computer

Date: May 1979
Creator: Wu, Chun Hsiang
Description: VOTRAX is a commercially available voice synthesizer for use with a digital computer. This thesis describes the design and implementation of a VOTRAX terminal for use with the Fairchild F24 computer. Chapters of the thesis consider the audio response technology, some characteristics of Phonetic English Speech, configuration of hardware, and describe the PHONO computer program which was developed. The last chapter discusses the advantages of the VOTRAX voice synthesizer and proposes a future version of the system with a time-sharing host computer.
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Stravinsky and the Transcriptional Process: an Analytical and Historical Study of Petrouchka

Stravinsky and the Transcriptional Process: an Analytical and Historical Study of Petrouchka

Date: May 1979
Creator: Hallquist, Robert N., Jr.
Description: None
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Studies of L-Asparaginase from Lactobacillus Plantarum

Studies of L-Asparaginase from Lactobacillus Plantarum

Date: May 1979
Creator: Nalepka, Edward R.
Description: This study is concerned with the regulation of Lasparaginase (LA) in the cell-free crude extracts from Lactobacillus plantarum (ATCC8014). A previously reported finding that adenosine triphosphate (ATP) inhibits the action of LA in crude extracts was confirmed. The study was extended to include the mono-, di-, and triphosphates of adenosine, guanosine, cytidine, and uridine. These compounds were also shown to inhibit LA activity. These andother studies revealed that LA appears to be an allosteric type enzyme exhibiting positive homotropism with respect to substrate and heterotropism with respect to the nucleotides tested. The regulation of LA activity by high energy compounds, when coupled with asparagine synthetaseL suggests a relationship between amide synthesis-amide degradation and the energy levels of the cell.
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A Study of Self-Perceived Leadership Styles of Female Administrators Compared to Those of Their Superordinates of Five Major Texas Junior/Community College Districts

A Study of Self-Perceived Leadership Styles of Female Administrators Compared to Those of Their Superordinates of Five Major Texas Junior/Community College Districts

Date: May 1979
Creator: Branch, Elizabeth
Description: None
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A Study of the School Organizational Climate and the Principal's Leadership Behavior as Perceived by Secondary School Teachers in Bangkok, Thailand

A Study of the School Organizational Climate and the Principal's Leadership Behavior as Perceived by Secondary School Teachers in Bangkok, Thailand

Date: May 1979
Creator: Deoisres, Sumeth
Description: None
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Superintendents' Perceptions Regarding a Minimum Competency Testing Framework in Texas

Superintendents' Perceptions Regarding a Minimum Competency Testing Framework in Texas

Date: May 1979
Creator: Carnes, William F.
Description: None
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Tolerance to the Behavioral Effects of Methylphenidate

Tolerance to the Behavioral Effects of Methylphenidate

Date: May 1979
Creator: Brewin, Anne M.
Description: Thirty-one rats were trained on a differential reinforcement of low rate schedule. After responding had stabilized, animals were injected with methylphenidate, twice weekly, presession. Methylphenidate produced dose-dependent increases in response rates and decreases in reinforcements. Repetition of these doses produced a reduced drug effect, and a third administration of the 10 mg/kg dose further reduced the drug effect. Subsequently, the effects of daily and intermittent administration were determined for this dose. Daily methylphenidate, pre-session, produced tolerance to the behavioral effects of methylphenidate and cross-tolerance to the amphetamines. Twice-weekly methylphenidate, pre-session, produced partial tolerance to methylphenidate and partial cross-tolerance to the amphetamines. Thus, periodic exposure to the behaviorally disruptive effects of a drug of the amphetamine class reduces the effects of subsequent exposure.
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A Topological Model of Thought

A Topological Model of Thought

Date: May 1979
Creator: Cammack, Raymond W.
Description: None
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Effects of Ribavirin on Normal Rat Kidney Cells and Chicken Embryo Fibroblasts Infected with Rous Sarcoma Virus

Effects of Ribavirin on Normal Rat Kidney Cells and Chicken Embryo Fibroblasts Infected with Rous Sarcoma Virus

Date: April 1979
Creator: Jenkins, Frank J.
Description: Ribavirin, a synthetic nucleoside, was found to inhibit the replication of Rous sarcoma viruses (RSV) and subsequent cell transformation in chick embryo fibroblasts (CEF). It also blocked the transformation of normal rat kidney (NRK) cells infected with temperature-sensitive mutants of RSV. The action of Ribavirin was found to be reversible as removal of the drug from the NRK cells reversed the effects on cell transformation. Ribavirin appears to have a static effect on cell growth of both NRK and CEF cells. In addition, guanosine, xanthosine and inosine altered the effect of Ribavirin on cell growth.
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Scientific Reality in C. P. Snow

Scientific Reality in C. P. Snow

Date: April 1979
Creator: Damico, Dorothy Trageser
Description: Twentieth-century science proves that heredity and environment function similarly in all named living species except one--Homo sapiens. Man alone, through his intellect, forms language and culture, thereby affecting his environment so that he participates in the process of his own creation. This participation so links humans that each man extends outside himself creating of the human race a single, whole fabric. C. P. Snow, aware of this communal reality, notes the present lack of communication between scientists and humanists. He contends that this lack, described as the two-cultures split, endangers both the practical survival of Western civilization and mankind's understanding of its own humanity. This study analyzes modern scientific reality and shows that Snow's articles, lectures, and novels articulate that reality and confirm the merit of Snow's observations.
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The Affective Value of Planetarium-Related Curricula in High-, Middle-, and Low-Achieving Secondary School Students

The Affective Value of Planetarium-Related Curricula in High-, Middle-, and Low-Achieving Secondary School Students

Date: December 1978
Creator: Griffin, James C., III
Description: None
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Art Education and the Energy Dynamics of Creativity

Art Education and the Energy Dynamics of Creativity

Date: December 1978
Creator: Horn, Carin E.
Description: The energy dynamics of creativity are the metaphysical foundations upon which the theory of holistic aesthetics was built. Traditional inquiry into creativity has been concerned with the isolated issues of either the process, technique, product, creator, or environment in which creation occurs. The aesthetics presented herein provide the art educator with an alternate approach and attitude. The absolute presupposition from which the theory develops states that "there is naught but energy, for God is life." The resulting model which incorporates the rationale of the physics of light is designed to illustrate relationships between the creator and the energies of creativity. Educational applications and significance of the model are described in terms of light and color; these practical implications lend themselves to empirical testing.
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An Assessment of Attitudes, Self-Concept, and Mathematical Achievement Resulting from the Use of Minicalculators

An Assessment of Attitudes, Self-Concept, and Mathematical Achievement Resulting from the Use of Minicalculators

Date: December 1978
Creator: Fugate, Barbara Riley
Description: None
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