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The Prusso-Saxon army and the battles of Jena and Auerstädt, October 14, 1806

Description: This thesis serves as a fair assessment of the Prusso-Saxon Army in the campaign of 1806. Using writings from a respected body of scholarship, various memoirs, and military regulations from the period, this thesis will present the Prusso-Saxon Army and the important battles of 1806 from a point of view more in line with the evidence.
Date: December 1995
Creator: Hallmark, James (James Carl)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Validation of the physical activity interview with third and fifth grade children

Description: This study investigated the validity of the Physical Activity Interview (PAI) for assessing children's self-reported physical activity. Third and fifth graders wore an accelerometer and were interviewed using the PAI to determine 12-hour recall accuracy for activity.
Date: May 1995
Creator: Schultes, S. Sloan (Susan Sloan)
Partner: UNT Libraries

"Looking into the heart of light, the silence": the rule of desire in T.S. Eliot's poetry

Description: To conceal and reveal desire, Eliot made use of four core elements of modernism: the apocalyptic vision, Pound's imagism, the conflict between organic and mechanic sources of sublimity, and precisionism. Together, all four elements form a critical and philosophical matrix that allows for the discreet expression of desire in what Foucalt calls the silence of Victorianism.
Date: August 1995
Creator: Adams, Stephen D. (Stephen Duane)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Carl Nielsen's Quintet for winds, op. 43: a critical edition, a lecture recital, together with three recitals of selected works for horn by Atterberg, Ries, Mozart, Rosetti, Musgrave, Larsson, and others

Description: The purpose of this dissertation is to prepare and present a critical edition of Carl Nielsen's Quintet for Winds, Op. 43, a major work in the woodwind quintet repertoire. Written for the Copenhagen Wind Quintet in 1922, it is also considered a pivotal composition in Nielsen's artistic output. This treatise offers a brief biography of Carl Nielsen, documents the history and significance of the Quintet for Winds, Op. 43, and presents a critical edition that will enable more accurate performances of this important composition.
Date: December 1995
Creator: Spence, Marcia L. (Marcia Louise)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Mr. Hassell: the TV engineer

Description: This thesis project is about a television engineer in the Department of Radio, Television and Film at the University of North Texas. This project records the engineer's activities in the Department and interviews him about his career path. An accompanying written production report describes the pre-production, production and post-production processes of this project.
Date: December 1995
Creator: Chiu, Wen-Chi
Partner: UNT Libraries

India Vaale in the United States

Description: This documentary reveals the thoughts and feelings of seven Indian students at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas. It portrays that better material comforts in the U.S. condition the decision of Indian students in not returning to India even after the completion of their studies. It also shows their feelings of nostalgia for the social and cultural milieu of their home country, India. For this project 18 Indian students at the University of North Texas were interviewed and seven of them became part of the final documentary.
Date: December 1995
Creator: Bhatia, Parul
Partner: UNT Libraries

I: Low Frequency NMR and NQR Using a dc SQUID. II: Variable-temperature 13C CP/MAS of Organometallics

Description: NMR and NQR at low frequencies are difficult prospects due to small nuclear spin polarization. Furthermore, the sensitivity'of the inductive pickup circuitry of standard spectrometers is reduced as the frequency is lowered. I have used a cw-SQUID (Superconducting QUantum Interference Device) spectrometer, which has no such frequency dependence, to study the local atomic environment of {sup 14}N via the quadrupolar interaction. Because {sup 14}N has spin I = 1 and a 0-6 MHz frequency range, it is not possible to obtain well-resolved spectra in high magnetic fields. I have used a technique to observe {sup 14}N NQR resonances via their effect on neighboring protons mediated by the heteronuclear dipolar interaction to study peptides and narcotics. The sensitivity of the SQUID is not enough to measure low-frequency surface (or other low spin density) systems. The application of spin-polarized xenon has been previously used to enhance polarization in conventional NMR experiments. Because xenon only polarizes spins with which it is in contact, it is surface selective. While differences in chemical shifts between surface and bulk spins are not large, it is expected that the differences in quadrupole coupling constant should be very large due to the drastic change of the electric field gradient surrounding spins at the surface. With this in mind, I have taken preliminary steps to measure SQUID detected polarization transfer from Xe to another spin species at 4.2 K and in small magnetic fields (<50 G). In this regime, the spin-lattice relaxation of xenon is dependent on the applied magnetic field. The results of our efforts to characterize the relaxation of xenon are presented. The final section describes the solid-state variable-temperature (VT) one- and two-dimensional {sup 13}C cross polarization (CP)/magic angle spinning (MAS) NMR of Hf({eta}{sup 5}-C{sub 5}H{sub 5}){sub 2}({eta}{sup 1}-C{sub 5}H{sub 5}){sub 2}, Zr({eta}{sup 5}-C{sub 5}H{sub 5}){sub 3}({eta}{sup ...
Date: November 29, 1995
Creator: Ziegeweid, M.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Interactions Between Texts, Illustrations, and Readers: The Empiricist, Imperialist Narratives and Polemics of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Description: While literary critics heretofore have subordinated Conan Doyle to more "canonical" writers, the author argues that his writings enrich our understanding of the ways in which Victorians and Edwardians constructed their identity as imperialists and that we therefore cannot afford to overlook Conan Doyle's work.
Date: December 1995
Creator: Favor, Lesli J.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Harpsichord Concertos of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, a Lecture Recital, Together with Three Recitals of Selected Works of J.S. Bach, W.F. Bach, D. Scarlatti, F. Couperin, J.J. Froberger, G. Ligeti, W. Byrd, and Others

Description: The harpsichord concertos of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784) have suffered undeserved neglect. The four authenticated solo concertos remain in manuscript, with the result that his contribution to the history of the keyboard concerto has been largely overlooked. This study begins to correct this situation by examining these four concertos--F41 in D Major, F43 in E Minor, F44 in F Major, and F45 in A Minor--as well as the published two-harpsichord Concerto in E-Flat Major, F46, and the incomplete Concerto in E-Flat Major, F42 in order to assess W. F. Bach's contribution to the keyboard concerto following its origins in the early 1700s. The results of this investigation show that W. F. Bach took the early keyboard concerto of his father's generation and added many of the characteristics which became associated with the mid-eighteenth century concerto. Friedemann retained the polyphonic interplay between tutti and solo, harmonic language, and tonal plan of his father's compositions and added a wealth of rhythmic ideas and a more modern melodic style. He worked within an established four ritornello/three solo plan for the outer movements, but employed a variety of formal plans for the middle movements. Friedemann heightened the contrast between the solo and the orchestra and infused the solo part with formidable virtuosity. At the same time he ensured that the solo and tutti material was related so that the two forces would work together while maintaining distinct identities. This study shows the high merit of W. F. Bach's harpsichord concertos and adds to another chapter in the history of the pre-Classical keyboard concerto.
Date: May 1995
Creator: Hunt, Janet Evelyn
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Strange, Bizarre, Insane, and Inhumane

Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing the mental health of characters in several stories, such as Heart of Darkness and Lord of the Flies. The author intends to show that the behavior of these characters was caused by influences of their societies.
Date: Summer 1995
Creator: Milacek-Dahl, Stacy L.
Partner: UNT Honors College

Russian National Security Police and the Enlargement of NATO

Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing the projected growth of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, its desired expansion into eastern Europe, and Russia's response.
Date: December 5, 1995
Creator: Burson, Jefferson C.
Partner: UNT Honors College

Ethics in the Accounting Profession: A Challenge for the Future?

Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing the evolution of ethics within the accounting profession and the difficulties encountered when personal ethics conflict with the Code of Professional Conduct.
Date: Autumn 1995
Creator: Gryn, Julie E.
Partner: UNT Honors College

Kodaly and Music in Elementary Schools

Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing the way two Texas schools teach music to students between kindergarten and third grade based on the philosophy of Zoltan Kodaly.
Date: Autumn 1995
Creator: Navarro, Mandy Jo
Partner: UNT Honors College

The Evolution of Creation

Description: Colloquium written by a student in the UNT Honors College wherein Biblical Creation and the theory of evolution are combined into a story.
Date: December 1995
Creator: Ochandio, Mario
Partner: UNT Honors College

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress: Costume Design by Michelle Lynne Webb

Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing her costume design for the play "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress." She includes a script analysis, the play's script, and her inspirations in designing the costumes.
Date: Autumn 1995
Creator: Webb, Michelle Lynne
Partner: UNT Honors College

Potpourri

Description: Colloquium written by a student in the UNT Honors College that presents a concept for a woman's magazine that touches on politics, health, fashion, and other aspects the independent woman's life.
Date: Spring 1995
Creator: Rankin, Jennifer
Partner: UNT Honors College

Oxidation studies on small atom doped TI*5*SI*3*

Description: This report described the oxidation and oxidation resistance of Ti{sub 5}Si{sub 3}, along with a discussion on general material properties. Single crystal studies of Ti{sub 5}Si{sub 3}Z{sub x} are included.
Date: November 1, 1995
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Excited state carrier dynamics in CdS{sub x}Se{sub 1-x} semisconductor alloys as studied by ultrafast fluorescence spectroscopy

Description: This dissertation discusses studies of the electron-hole pair dynamics of CdS{sub x}Se{sub 1-x} semiconductor alloys for the entire compositional range from x = 1 to x = 0 as examined by the ultrafast fluorescence techniques of time correlated single photon counting and fluorescence upconversion. Specifically, samples with x = 1, .75, .5, .25, and 0 were studied each at a spread of wavelengths about its respective emission maximum which varies according to {lambda} = 718nm - 210x nm. The decays of these samples were found to obey a Kohlrausch distribution, exp [(t/{tau}){sup {beta}}], with the exponent 3 in the range .5-.7 for the alloys. These results are in agreement with those expected for localization due to local potential variations resulting from the random distribution of sulfur and selenium atoms on the element VI A sub-lattice. This localization can be understood in terms of Anderson localization of the holes in states whose energy distribution tails into the forbidden energy band-gap. Because these states have energy dependent lifetimes, the carriers can decay via many parallel channels. This distribution of channels is the ultimate source of the Kohlrausch form of the fluorescence decays.
Date: August 1, 1995
Creator: Gadd, S. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Algorithms for biomagnetic source imaging with prior anatomical and physiological information

Description: This dissertation derives a new method for estimating current source amplitudes in the brain and heart from external magnetic field measurements and prior knowledge about the probable source positions and amplitudes. The minimum mean square error estimator for the linear inverse problem with statistical prior information was derived and is called the optimal constrained linear inverse method (OCLIM). OCLIM includes as special cases the Shim-Cho weighted pseudoinverse and Wiener estimators but allows more general priors and thus reduces the reconstruction error. Efficient algorithms were developed to compute the OCLIM estimate for instantaneous or time series data. The method was tested in a simulated neuromagnetic imaging problem with five simultaneously active sources on a grid of 387 possible source locations; all five sources were resolved, even though the true sources were not exactly at the modeled source positions and the true source statistics differed from the assumed statistics.
Date: December 1995
Creator: Hughett, P. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department