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A comparative study of harmonic tension in Hindemith's piano sonatas and in his theoretical writings

Description: The purpose of this paper will be to compare the Hindemith theory of harmonic tension as set forth in his book, Craft of Musical Composition, with his actual use of harmonic tension in compositional practice. The compositions used for this study are Hindemith's Sonaten für Klavier, published in 1936, consisting of three sonatas.
Date: August 1957
Creator: Tull, Charlotte
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The Kinetics of the Complexing of Ferric Ion by Thiocyanate and Chloride Ions

Description: An apparatus for rapidly mixing two solutions and recording the light absorption, which was developed by Connick and Below, has been modified. The mixing characteristics were studied and models were developed in an attempt to umder stand the observed mixing phenomena. The apparatus was applied to a study of the kinetics of the reactions Fe/sup +++/ + SCN/sup -/ = FeSCN/sup ++/ and Fe/ sup +++/ Cl/sup -/ = FeCl/sup ++/ in aqueous solution, with both reactions having the forward rate law STAd(FeX/sup ++/)/dt = k/sub 1/ (Fe/sup +++/) (X/sup -/) + k/ sub 2/ (Fe/sup +++/)(X/sup -/)/(H/sup +)!, where X/sup -/ represents either SC N/ sup -/ or Cl/sup -/. The rate constants k/sub 1/ and k/sub 2/ have been measured as a function of temperature, and the heats and entropies of activation have been calculated. Mechanisms for the observed rate law have been discussed and the entropies of activation were compared with those for analogous reaction rates and with some equilibrium entropies of complexing. A rate for chloride complexing of ferric ion was obtained from nuclear magnetic resonance studies and compared with the results of the spectrophotometric kinetic study. (auth)
Date: December 1, 1957
Creator: Coppel, Claude Peter
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Thermodynamic Properties of Nonstoichiometric Nickel Tellurides and of Tellurium

Description: As part of a thermodynamic study of NiTe and NiTe/sub 2/, an attempt was made to gather data which would determine zero-point entropies as a function of composition. Part of the necessary data have been gathered, and in addition a number of other pertinent or interesting properties of the nickel tellurides, and of Te, have been investigated. Specific heats from 4 to 350 deg K have been measured on NiTe/sub 1.1/ NiTe/sub 1.5/, and NiTe/sub 2.0/, and the thermodynamic functions of these and all intermediate compositions may be considered accurately known over this temperature range. The method employed was conventional precise adiabatic calorimetry in an existing apparatus. The melting point of Te has been redetermined and the highly discordant literature critically reexamined; the triple point may now be stated with some confidence to be 449.7 plus or minus 0.2 deg C. The dissociation pressures of compositions from NiTe/sub 1.5/ to NiTe/ sub 2.0/ have been accurately measured at temperatures up to 780 deg C in order to determine the partial molal free energies and entropies of Te in these compounds. These measurements have incidentally elucidated the phase behavior in the Te-rich region, showing a high solubility of Ni in liquid Te at elevated temperatures, and incongruent melting of the solid solutions such that Te-rich solid solutions are unstable at elevated temperatures. By extrapolation, the boiling point of Te is computed to be 993.6 plus or minus 2 deg C. and the heat of vaporization to be 33,850-908 t cal/mole (one mole equals two gram-atoms). with an accuracy of plus or minus several hundred calories, from the triple point to t = 850 deg , or perhaps 950 deg C. This figure may be considered more accurate, though stated with less precision, than those of previous investigators. (auth)
Date: January 1, 1957
Creator: Machol, R. E.
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Relationship between Aptitudes and Major Fields of Study

Description: As new measures of aptitude are devised, their implications to education are a fertile source for research. All facets of aptitudes as they relate to education are explored. This study is concerned with such exploration in that it investigates the relationships between aptitudes, as measured by the General Aptitude Test Battery and selected major fields of study at North Texas State College, Denton, Texas. The major fields of study selected for this research are Accounting, Business Education, Elementary Education, Industrial Arts and Marketing.
Date: January 1957
Creator: Nicksick, Theodore
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A Plan of Christian Higher Education for Arkansas Baptists

Description: The primary problem in this study was to develop a comprehensive long-range plan for Arkansas Baptists to use as a guide in meeting their needs in the field of Christian higher education. These needs were viewed in two ways: 1. Need as related to the purposes and philosophy of Christian higher education of Southern Baptists; 2. Need as related to the number of persons to be served.
Date: June 1957
Creator: Kirkman, Ralph Everett
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An Analytical and Descriptive Technique for Rating Student Teachers

Description: The problem of this study was to develop an analytical and descriptive technique for rating the performances of student teachers. In order to arrive at a solution to this problem, the following sub-problems were to be solved; namely, 1. To develop and validate a set of criteria for describing and rating the performances of student teachers; 2. To develop and validate a descriptive rating scale utilizing those criteria; 3. To develop a technique for using this descriptive rating scale; 4. To establish reliability of the instrument and to demonstrate the ability of the instrument to perform its intended functions.
Date: June 1957
Creator: Latham, James L.
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A Study to Determine the Relationships between Growth in Interest and Achievement of Hight School Science Students and Science Teacher Attitudes, Preparation, and Experience

Description: The problem of this study is to determine the relationships between (1) growth in interest and achievement of high school science students and (2) attitudes, preparation, and experience of science teachers. The study encompasses grades nine through twelve, inclusive, in a sample of Texas accredited public high schools.
Date: August 1957
Creator: Taylor, Thomas Wayne
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The Democratic-Republicans : A Study in State Rights Ideology

Description: This study as a whole does not pretend to be in any way an introduction of information new or novel, but is intended only as a distillation of facts well known, but largely un-assembled in the specific fashion here attempted. Relative to the Republican campaign against the Alien and Sedition legislation, however, it would appear that perhaps there has been a certain amount of misunderstanding. It is hoped that the treatment herein accorded this matter may in some way contribute to an improved insight.
Date: 1957
Creator: Black, Robert Duane
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Radar Scattering Cross-section of Triangular Corner Reflectors

Description: The series of experimental studies to be described has been carried out in order to determine the feasibility of using corner reflectors as laboratory standards for model cross-section measurements.
Date: 1957
Creator: Budwine, Robert E.
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The Comic Element in the Novels of Thomas Wolfe

Description: As to form, Wolfe's novels are deliberately loose, because that is important to his purpose. Conceiving America as an open society of potentiality, he could do no less than remain open himself. To do otherwise would have meant impotence if not sterility. In this thesis, I shall attempt to show that the episodes, divergences, and observations all illustrate and amplify this spiritual growth.
Date: 1957
Creator: Hanig, David Daniel
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Consonantal Assimilation in English

Description: The purpose of this study is to show that the phonetic changes wrought by assimilation in the development of the sound of Modern English are still at work. To do this, historical examples will be placed side by side with others from present-day English. No effort is made to restrict examples to any one dialectical area or time.
Date: 1957
Creator: Harllee, Thomas Steffen
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Religion in Industry

Description: The purpose of this study is to outline to interested employers and employees the developments that have taken place in the establishment of religious programs within industry. This study should stimulate thinking as to whether or not such a program will develop better inter-personal relationships in working situations.
Date: 1957
Creator: Hess, Edward W.
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Plot and Characterization in the First and Second Series of Galdos' Episodios Nacionales

Description: This thesis, then, has evolved out of the need for such study and will deal specifically with the novels of the first two series of the Episodios Nacionales. It will be an attempt to present a preliminary survey of the most important characters, both major and minor, to present a composite picture of the story and plots within the two series of novels, and to indicate the relation of the influences pointed out in the preceding pages.
Date: 1957
Creator: Mason, Harrell
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A Study of the Role of Complement in the Protection of Akr Mice Against Transplanted Lymphoid Leukemia

Description: It seemed desirable to investigate further the possible role of complement and its components in the protective action of serum against transplanted neoplasms. It is the purpose of this thesis to present data which suggest that the C'4 component plays an active part in this process though the mechanism is not disclosed.
Date: 1957
Creator: Schlagenhauf, George Kenneth
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Pragmatism as the Religion of Defoe

Description: This study attempts to resolve the question of Defoe's sincerity through examination of his life, his journalistic writings, and his major works or imagination.
Date: 1957
Creator: Angell, Charles Edward
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Abstract Measure

Description: This study of abstract measure covers classes of sets, measures and outer measures, extension of measures, and planer measure.
Date: 1957
Creator: Bridges, Robert Miller
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Walt Whitman and the Theatre

Description: This study attempts to establish the fact that Whitman was a frequent attendant at the legitimate theatre and that throughout his life he had a vital concern for it. The nature and scope of Whitman's interest in the legitimate theatre has been examined in detail to show by specific reference to his works the probable effect of his theatrical interest.
Date: 1957
Creator: Brown, Mary Kathryn Hall
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What Relationship Exists Between the Populations of Church Congregations and Their Maximum Efficiency?

Description: The present study was calculated to determine whether or not a congregation with a good percentage increase in membership from a specific date in 1956 to a corresponding date in 1957 would also experience any percentage increase in attendance of members and visitors at the Sunday morning worship services. Likewise, would such a congregation have a large percentage of its assembly in attendance at its Bible classes and at its midweek services?
Date: 1957
Creator: Burton, Jimmy Grey
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Reactions of Pyridine N-oxide and 4-picoline N-oxide

Description: In this paper, some of the work by Talbott has been repeated and other reactions of 4-picoline and pyridine N-oxides with aromatic halogen compounds have been investigated.
Date: 1957
Creator: Cavitt, Stanley Bruce
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Barbituric Acids. VIII. 5-substituted-5-(1-pyrrolidyl)barbituric Acids

Description: The purpose of this investigation then was the preparation of a series of 5-substituted-5-(1-pyrrolidyl)barbituric acids in which R would consist of alkyl groups ranging in size from methyl to amyl, and other groups such as phenyl and benzyl. These compounds are to be tested elsewhere for hypnotic and anticonvulsant activity.
Date: 1957
Creator: Compton, Ross Davis
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