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The Development and Use of the Bass Clarinet in the Symphony Orchestra

Description: The purpose of this study is to trace the development of a comparatively young orchestral instrument, the bass clarinet, and its use in the symphony orchestra. The first chapter concerns the development of the bass clarinet from the earliest imperfect specimen to the modern day instrument. The second chapter discusses physical characteristics that are peculiar to the bass clarinet. The third chapter deals with the particular methods of using the bass clarinet in orchestral literature by various… more
Date: August 1966
Creator: Hearn, Dan Kent
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Variations of the Mouthpiece Chamber and Their Effects on the Harmonic Spectrum of the Alto Saxophone

Description: It is the intent of this study to describe the harmonic activity that is present in the tone of the alto saxophone and to compare the spectra of selected tones when the chamber of the mouthpiece is changed in size and shape. It is hoped that the following questions might be answered: 1. What does the harmonic spectrum of the alto saxophone contain in terms of harmonic activity and the relative intensities of these harmonics? 2. What basic changes in chamber shape and size have evolved from earl… more
Date: August 1970
Creator: Guillaume, Dennis A. (Dennis Andrew)
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Construction and Testing of a Charging System and a Corona Column for an Electrostatic Accelerator

Description: The purpose of the project described in this paper has been to complete construction and to determine the operating characteristics of a charging system and a corona-type controlled leakage system for the compact Van de Graaf generator now under construction at North Texas State University. Calibration data of the generating voltmeter to be used for determining the potential developed by the generator are also included in the paper.
Date: January 1964
Creator: Daniel, Robert Earl
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Microbial Actinomycete Population Studies in Lacustrine Substrates

Description: The discovery of the production of antibiotic materials by certain members of the Actinomycetales has stimulated the study of these organisms over the last two decades, raising them from a position of little significance to one of noticeable importance. These studies include investigations concerning the physiology and biochemistry of the actinomycetes.
Date: August 1968
Creator: Brothers, James Walker
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The Relationship Between the Perception of Parental Loving-Rejecting Behavior and Scholastic Aptitude in College Students

Description: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the perception of parents as Loving-Rejecting(L-R) on the basis of the Roe-Siegleman Parent-Child Relations Questionnaire (PCR), scholastic achievement, as measured by the grade point average (GPA), and scholastic aptitude, as measured by the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
Date: May 1973
Creator: Smith, Jamie M.
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Differences in Anxiety Symptoms in First-Time and Multiple Incarcerates

Description: This paper presents a study of the anxiety symptoms of first-time and multiple time incarcerates and the differences in number of symptoms. Vianey Reinhardt discusses the findings of the study conduced with 129 male offenders who were assessed through a series of tests.
Date: December 1996
Creator: Reinhardt, Vianey R.
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Effects of Counselor Religious Values on the Client's Perception of the Counselor

Description: This study made five hypotheses predictions to investigate the effects of counselor religious values on the client's perceptions of the counselor. The appendices included various information including the 5 counselors who were asked to evaluate another counselor on several different measures (playing as a possible client of the particular counselor).
Date: 1987
Creator: Wicker, Dana A.
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Distribution of Nighttime F-region Molecular Ion Concentrations and 6300 Å Nightglow Morphology

Description: The purpose of this study is two-fold. The first is to determine the dependence of the molecular ion profiles on the various ionospheric and atmospheric parameters that affect their distributions. The second is to demonstrate the correlation of specific ionospheric parameters with 6300 Å nightglow intensity during periods of magnetically quiet and disturbed conditions.
Date: December 1970
Creator: Brasher, William Ernest, 1939-
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The Coming of Conscription in Britain

Description: The subject of this thesis is the conscription debate in Great Britain in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, defined in a social-cultural context. The basic assumption is that a process of cultural conditioning works to determine human actions; actions therefore can be understood by examining cultural conditioning. That examination in this thesis is limited to a study of social and intellectual influences relating to conscription as they acted upon various groups in the English … more
Date: May 1972
Creator: Baker, Suzanne Helen
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Sustenance Organization and the Repopulation of Nonadjacent Nonmetropolitan Counties in the State of Texas, 1970-1980

Description: From 1970 to 1980 nonadjacent counties in Texas experienced an increase in net migration of 9.4 percent, significantly different from the 11.8 percent decrease experienced the previous decade. This study utilized the ecological perspective to study this redistribution pattern in Texas' nonadjacent counties between 1970 and 1980. Sustenance organization, defined as sustenance differentiation (the functional organization of sustenance activities and the dispersion of workers across these function… more
Date: May 1984
Creator: Nissen, Timothy E. (Timothy Edward)
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Picosecond Measurement of Interband Saturation, Intervalence Band Absorption, and Surface Recombination in Germanium

Description: The picosecond optical response of five thin germanium samples was measured following intense optical excitation using two variations of the excitation and probe technique. Seven-picosecond laser pulses of wavelength 1.054 um were used to measure the optical transmission of the samples for a variety of probe delays, excitation fluences, and sample temperatures. These parametric experiments were performed in an effort to determine if carrier cooling, carrier diffusion, or carrier recombination d… more
Date: August 1984
Creator: Perryman, Gary Paul
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A Theory of Tragedy

Description: This study defines and applies a theory of tragedy which is based on the work of Friedrich Nietzsche in The Birth of Tragedy. In the first chapter the writer argues for the need of a widely accepted theory of tragedy and show that we do not presently have one. In the same chapter, the writer presents the theory that tragedy is a very specific art type which transcends genre and which is the product of a synthesis of the Dionysiac and Apollonian forces in Western culture. The writer argues that … more
Date: May 1981
Creator: Dodson, Diane Martha
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A Guide for the Identification and Research of Victorian Furniture in Six Historic House Museums in Texas

Description: One hundred and seventy-eight pieces of Victorian furniture in six Texas historic house museums have been photographed and researched in order to fulfill the three-part problem. (1) to research and write descriptive essays of the four major Victorian substyles--Victorian Empire, Rococo Revival, Renaissance Revival, and Eastlake; (2) to identify and choose six Texas historic houses which are open to the public and which display these Victorian substyles in period room settings; and (3) to identi… more
Date: August 1984
Creator: Rice, Ralph Albert
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The Effect of Contingency Management Strategies on the Bender Gestalt Diagnostic Indicators of Emotionally Disturbed Children

Description: Ten experimental and 10 control subjects in elementary special education were exposed to a semester of contingency management procedures for up to 6 1/2 hours per day. The experimental group was taught by teachers who were exceptionally well trained and qualified behavior analysts, while the control group was instructed by teachers with varying degrees of expertise in behavioral techniques. Both groups were given the Bender Gestalt as a pretest and posttest to determine the effect of such treat… more
Date: August 1982
Creator: Ninness, Herbert Arthur (Chris)
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Emily Bronte's Word Artistry: Symbolism in Wuthering Heights

Description: Wuthering Heights is a composite of opposites. Its two houses, its two families, its two generations, its two planes of existence are held in place by Emily Bronte's careful manipulation of repetitive, yet differentiated, symbols associated with each of these pairs. Using symbols to develop her polarities and to unify them along the imaginatively rendered horizontal axis connecting Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange, the vertical axis connecting the novel's several "heavens" and "hells," … more
Date: December 1981
Creator: Madewell, Viola D'Ann
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Raman Studies of Molecular Dynamics and Interactions in Liquids

Description: In order to explore the N-H stretching region of aliphatic amines, we performed a study of the Raman spectrum of n-propylamine at various concentrations in cyclohexane. Statistical analysis provided evidence of a second symmetric stretching vibration, which we were able to assign to nonhydrogen bonded NH2 groups. To obtain additional evidence on the existence of monomers in n-propylamine and to further study hydrogen bonding and Fermi resonance in aliphatic amines, we extended the investigation… more
Date: May 1984
Creator: Friedman, Barry R. (Barry Richard)
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Infrared-Microwave Double Resonance Probing of the Population-Depopulation of Rotational States in the NO₂ and the SO₂ Molecules

Description: A 10.6 ym C02 laser operating a power range S P 200 watts was used to pump some select vibrational transitions in the NO2 molecule while monitoring the rotational transitions (91/9—'100/10), (232f 22 ~~"*242,23> ' (402,38 "393,37) in the (0, 0, 0) vibrational level and the (8q,8—*"^1,7) rotational transition in the (0, 1, 0) vibrational level. These rotational transitions were monitored by microwave probing to determine how the population of states in the rotational manifolds were being altered… more
Date: December 1982
Creator: Khoobehi, Bahram
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Allocation of Attention: Effects on Classical Conditioning

Description: According to Deikman (1966), meditation (defined as a training to sustain attention) has a deautomatizing effect. This ascertion was utilized in the present study as a departure point and explored within an information processing framework for classical conditioning. A sample of 48 college students was selected and randomly assigned to four conditions with different instructional sets involving allocation of attention during a classical conditioning background situation. The basic hypothesis o… more
Date: December 1984
Creator: Michel, Sergio B. (Sergio Barboza)
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Assessing the Integration of Technology into the Academic Administrative Environment: College Administrators and Microcomputers

Description: This study was conducted to determine the administrative functions that community college academic administrators perform with microcomputers; to identify demographic characteristics that distinguish administrators who rate their overall use of the microcomputer higher than others; to ascertain whether the importance placed on (1) microcomputer uses, (2) computer training, and (3) non-training conditions affecting computer use differed from the perceived current uses, training, and adequacy of … more
Date: August 1985
Creator: Colley, Mary Sue Huckaby
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