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T-Functions

T-Functions

Date: June 1960
Creator: Barlow, John Rice
Description: The main purpose of this paper is to make a detailed study of a certain class T of complex functions. The functions of the class T have a special mapping property and are meromorphic in every region. As an application of this study, certain elementary functions are defined and studied in terms of a special T-function.
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The Fundamental Group of Certain Toplogical Spaces

The Fundamental Group of Certain Toplogical Spaces

Date: December 1971
Creator: Hopkins, Billy L.
Description: The problem confronted in this thesis is that of determining direct calculations of the fundamental group of certain topological spaces.
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Fundamental Issues in Support Vector Machines

Fundamental Issues in Support Vector Machines

Date: May 2014
Creator: McWhorter, Samuel P.
Description: This dissertation considers certain issues in support vector machines (SVMs), including a description of their construction, aspects of certain exponential kernels used in some SVMs, and a presentation of an algorithm that computes the necessary elements of their operation with proof of convergence. In its first section, this dissertation provides a reasonably complete description of SVMs and their theoretical basis, along with a few motivating examples and counterexamples. This section may be used as an accessible, stand-alone introduction to the subject of SVMs for the advanced undergraduate. Its second section provides a proof of the positive-definiteness of a certain useful function here called E and dened as follows: Let V be a complex inner product space. Let N be a function that maps a vector from V to its norm. Let p be a real number between 0 and 2 inclusive and for any in V , let ( be N() raised to the p-th power. Finally, let a be a positive real number. Then E() is exp(()). Although the result is not new (other proofs are known but involve deep properties of stochastic processes) this proof is accessible to advanced undergraduates with a decent grasp of linear algebra. Its ...
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Fundamental Properties of Fourier Series

Fundamental Properties of Fourier Series

Date: August 1954
Creator: Hubbard, Geogre U.
Description: This thesis is intended as an introduction to the study of one type of trigonometric series, the Fourier series.
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Fundamental Properties of the Contingent

Fundamental Properties of the Contingent

Date: August 1960
Creator: Haggard, Paul W.
Description: This thesis explores the fundamental properties of the contingent.
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A Fundamental Study of Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers

A Fundamental Study of Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers

Date: August 1966
Creator: Thornton, Robert Leslie
Description: The purpose of this paper is to present a discussion on the basic fundamentals of the theory of sets. Primarily, the discussion will be confined to the study of cardinal and ordinal numbers. The concepts of sets, classes of sets, and families of sets will be undefined quantities, and the concept of the class of all sets will be avoided.
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Fundamentals of Partially Ordered Sets

Fundamentals of Partially Ordered Sets

Date: August 1968
Creator: Compton, Lewis W.
Description: Gives the basic definitions and theorems of similar partially ordered sets; studies finite partially ordered sets, including the problem of combinatorial analysis; and includes the ideas of complete, dense, and continuous partially ordered sets, including proofs.
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G-domains, G-ideals, and Hilbert Rings

G-domains, G-ideals, and Hilbert Rings

Date: August 1972
Creator: Draper, Ruben P.
Description: The problem with which this investigation is concerned is that of determining the properties of the following: a particular type of integral domain, the G-domain; a type of prime ideal, the G-ideal; and a special type of ring, the Hilbert ring.
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A Generalization of Newton's Method

A Generalization of Newton's Method

Date: 1948
Creator: LeBouf, Billy Ruth
Description: It is our purpose here to investigate the method of solving equations for real roots by Newton's Method and to indicate a generalization arising from this method.
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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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