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A Comparative Study of Non Linear Conjugate Gradient Methods

A Comparative Study of Non Linear Conjugate Gradient Methods

Date: August 2013
Creator: Pathak, Subrat
Description: We study the development of nonlinear conjugate gradient methods, Fletcher Reeves (FR) and Polak Ribiere (PR). FR extends the linear conjugate gradient method to nonlinear functions by incorporating two changes, for the step length αk a line search is performed and replacing the residual, rk (rk=b-Axk) by the gradient of the nonlinear objective function. The PR method is equivalent to FR method for exact line searches and when the underlying quadratic function is strongly convex. The PR method is basically a variant of FR and primarily differs from it in the choice of the parameter βk. On applying the nonlinear Rosenbrock function to the MATLAB code for the FR and the PR algorithms we observe that the performance of PR method (k=29) is far better than the FR method (k=42). But, we observe that when the MATLAB codes are applied to general nonlinear functions, specifically functions whose minimum is a large negative number not close to zero and the iterates too are large values far off from zero the PR algorithm does not perform well. This problem with the PR method persists even if we run the PR algorithm for more iterations or with an initial guess closer to the ...
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Properties of Bicentric Circles for Three-Sided Polygons

Properties of Bicentric Circles for Three-Sided Polygons

Date: August 1998
Creator: Heinlein, David J. (David John)
Description: We define and construct bicentric circles with respect to three-sided polygons. Then using inherent properties of these circles, we explore both tangent properties, and areas generated from bicentric circles.
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Polish Spaces and Analytic Sets

Polish Spaces and Analytic Sets

Date: August 1997
Creator: Muller, Kimberly (Kimberly Orisja)
Description: A Polish space is a separable topological space that can be metrized by means of a complete metric. A subset A of a Polish space X is analytic if there is a Polish space Z and a continuous function f : Z —> X such that f(Z)= A. After proving that each uncountable Polish space contains a non-Borel analytic subset we conclude that there exists a universally measurable non-Borel set.
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Physical Motivation and Methods of Solution of Classical Partial Differential Equations

Physical Motivation and Methods of Solution of Classical Partial Differential Equations

Date: August 1995
Creator: Thompson, Jeremy R. (Jeremy Ray)
Description: We consider three classical equations that are important examples of parabolic, elliptic, and hyperbolic partial differential equations, namely, the heat equation, the Laplace's equation, and the wave equation. We derive them from physical principles, explore methods of finding solutions, and make observations about their applications.
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On Groups of Positive Type

On Groups of Positive Type

Date: August 1995
Creator: Moore, Monty L.
Description: We describe groups of positive type and prove that a group G is of positive type if and only if G admits a non-trivial partition. We completely classify groups of type 2, and present examples of other groups of positive type as well as groups of type zero.
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Plane Curves, Convex Curves, and Their Deformation Via the Heat Equation

Plane Curves, Convex Curves, and Their Deformation Via the Heat Equation

Date: August 1998
Creator: Debrecht, Johanna M.
Description: We study the effects of a deformation via the heat equation on closed, plane curves. We begin with an overview of the theory of curves in R3. In particular, we develop the Frenet-Serret equations for any curve parametrized by arc length. This chapter is followed by an examination of curves in R2, and the resultant adjustment of the Frenet-Serret equations. We then prove the rotation index for closed, plane curves is an integer and for simple, closed, plane curves is ±1. We show that a curve is convex if and only if the curvature does not change sign, and we prove the Isoperimetric Inequality, which gives a bound on the area of a closed curve with fixed length. Finally, we study the deformation of plane curves developed by M. Gage and R. S. Hamilton. We observe that convex curves under deformation remain convex, and simple curves remain simple.
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Primitive Substitutive Numbers are Closed under Rational Multiplication

Primitive Substitutive Numbers are Closed under Rational Multiplication

Date: August 1998
Creator: Ketkar, Pallavi S. (Pallavi Subhash)
Description: Lehr (1991) proved that, if M(q, r) denotes the set of real numbers whose expansion in base-r is q-automatic i.e., is recognized by an automaton A = (Aq, Ar, ao, δ, φ) (or is the image under a letter to letter morphism of a fixed point of a substitution of constant length q) then M(q, r) is closed under addition and rational multiplication. Similarly if we let M(r) denote the set of real numbers α whose base-r digit expansion is ultimately primitive substitutive, i.e., contains a tail which is the image (under a letter to letter morphism) of a fixed point of a primitive substitution then in an attempt to generalize Lehr's result we show that the set M(r) is closed under multiplication by rational numbers. We also show that M(r) is not closed under addition.
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A Generalization of Sturmian Sequences: Combinatorial Structure and Transcendence

A Generalization of Sturmian Sequences: Combinatorial Structure and Transcendence

Date: August 1998
Creator: Risley, Rebecca N.
Description: We investigate a class of minimal sequences on a finite alphabet Ak = {1,2,...,k} having (k - 1)n + 1 distinct subwords of length n. These sequences, originally defined by P. Arnoux and G. Rauzy, are a natural generalization of binary Sturmian sequences. We describe two simple combinatorial algorithms for constructing characteristic Arnoux-Rauzy sequences (one of which is new even in the Sturmian case). Arnoux-Rauzy sequences arising from fixed points of primitive morphisms are characterized by an underlying periodic structure. We show that every Arnoux-Rauzy sequence contains arbitrarily large subwords of the form V^2+ε and, in the Sturmian case, arbitrarily large subwords of the form V^3+ε. Finally, we prove that an irrational number whose base b-digit expansion is an Arnoux-Rauzy sequence is transcendental.
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Connectedness and Some Concepts Related to Connectedness of a Topological Space

Connectedness and Some Concepts Related to Connectedness of a Topological Space

Date: August 1969
Creator: Wallace, Michael A.
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the idea of topological "connectedness" by presenting some of the basic ideas concerning connectedness along with several related concepts.
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Borel Sets and Baire Functions

Borel Sets and Baire Functions

Date: January 1970
Creator: Wemple, Fred W.
Description: This paper examines the relationship between Borel sets and Baire functions.
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