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1. Optimal Mortgage Refinancing: A Closed Form Solution.

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Agarwal, Sumit; Driscoll, John C; Laibson, David I

2013-06-01

We derive the first closed-form optimal refinancing rule: Refinance when the current mortgage interest rate falls below the original rate by at least [Formula: see text] In this formula W (.) is the Lambert W -function, [Formula: see text] ρ is the real discount rate, λ is the expected real rate of exogenous mortgage repayment, σ is the standard deviation of the mortgage rate, κ/M is the ratio of the tax-adjusted refinancing cost and the remaining mortgage value, and τ is the marginal tax rate. This expression is derived by solving a tractable class of refinancing problems. Our quantitative results closely match those reported by researchers using numerical methods.

2. Closed-Form Solutions for a Circular Tunnel in Elastic-Brittle-Plastic Ground with the Original and Generalized Hoek-Brown Failure Criteria

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Chen, Ran; Tonon, Fulvio

2011-03-01

The paper presents a closed-form solution for the convergence curve of a circular tunnel in an elasto-brittle-plastic rock mass with both the Hoek-Brown and generalized Hoek-Brown failure criteria, and a linear flow rule, i.e., the ratio between the minor and major plastic strain increments is constant. The improvement over the original solution of Brown et al. (J Geotech Eng ASCE 109(1):15-39, 1983) consists of taking into account the elastic strain variation in the plastic annulus, which was assumed to be fixed in the original solution by Brown et al. The improvement over Carranza-Torres' solution (Int J Rock Mech Min Sci 41(Suppl 1):629-639, 2004) consists of providing a closed-form solution, rather than resorting to numerical integration of an ordinary differential equation. The presented solution, by rigorously following the theory of plasticity, takes into account that the elastic strain components change with radial and circumferential stress changes within the plastic annulus. For the original Hoek-Brown failure criterion, disregarding the elastic strain change leads to underestimate the convergence by up to 55%. For a rock mass failing according to the generalized Hoek-Brown failure criterion, using the original failure criterion leads to a high probability (97%) of underestimating the convergence by up to 100%. As a consequence, the onset or degree of squeezing may be underestimated, and the loading on the support/reinforcement calculated with the convergence/confinement method may be largely underestimated.

3. Closed Form Solution of Synchronous Machine Short Circuit Transients

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Gibson H.M. Sianipar

2010-05-01

Full Text Available This paper presents the closed form solution of the synchronous machine transients undergoing short circuit. That analytic formulation has been derived based on linearity and balanced conditions of the fault. Even though restrictive, the proposed method will serve somehow or other as a new resource for EMTP productivity. Indisputably superior, the closed-form formulation has some features inimitable by discretization such as continuity, accuracy and absolute numerical stability. Moreover, it enables us to calculate states at one specific instant independent of previous states or a snapshot, which any discretization methods cannot do.

4. Inverse Kinematics with Closed Form Solution for Denso Robot Manipulator

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Prasetia, Ikhsan Eka; Agustinah, Trihastuti

2015-01-01

In this paper, the forward kinematics and inverse kinematics used on the Denso robot manipulator which has a 6-DOF. The forward kinematics will result in the desired position by end-effector, while inverse kinematics produce angel on each joint. Inverse kinematics problem are very difficult, therefor to obtain the solution of inverse kinematics using closed form solution with geometry approach. The simulation result obtained from forward kinematics and inverse kinematics is determining desire...

5. Inverse Kinematics With Closed Form Solution For Denso Robot Manipulator

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Ikhsan Eka Prasetia

2015-03-01

Full Text Available In this paper, the forward kinematics and inverse kinematics used on the Denso robot manipulator which has a 6-DOF. The forward kinematics will result in the desired position by end-effector, while inverse kinematics produce angel on each joint. Inverse kinematics problem are very difficult, therefor to obtain the solution of inverse kinematics using closed form solution with geometry approach. The simulation result obtained from forward kinematics and inverse kinematics is determining desired position by Denso robot manipulator. Forward kinematics produce the desired position by the end-effector. Inverse kinematics produce joint angle, where the inverse kinematics produce eight conditions obtained from closed form solution with geometry approach to reach the desired position by the end-effector.

6. Decoupled Closed-Form Solution for Humanoid Lower Limb Kinematics

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Alejandro Said; Ernesto Rodriguez-Leal; Rogelio Soto; J. L. Gordillo; Leonardo Garrido

2015-01-01

This paper presents an explicit, omnidirectional, analytical, and decoupled closed-form solution for the lower limb kinematics of the humanoid robot NAO. The paper starts by decoupling the position and orientation analysis from the overall Denavit-Hartenberg (DH) transformation matrices. Here, the joint activation sequence for the DH matrices is based on the geometry of a triangle. Furthermore, the implementation of a forward and a reversed kinematic analysis for the support and swing phase e...

7. A closed-form solution to natural image matting.

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Levin, Anat; Lischinski, Dani; Weiss, Yair

2008-02-01

Interactive digital matting, the process of extracting a foreground object from an image based on limited user input, is an important task in image and video editing. From a computer vision perspective, this task is extremely challenging because it is massively ill-posed -- at each pixel we must estimate the foreground and the background colors, as well as the foreground opacity ("alpha matte") from a single color measurement. Current approaches either restrict the estimation to a small part of the image, estimating foreground and background colors based on nearby pixels where they are known, or perform iterative nonlinear estimation by alternating foreground and background color estimation with alpha estimation. In this paper we present a closed-form solution to natural image matting. We derive a cost function from local smoothness assumptions on foreground and background colors, and show that in the resulting expression it is possible to analytically eliminate the foreground and background colors to obtain a quadratic cost function in alpha. This allows us to find the globally optimal alpha matte by solving a sparse linear system of equations. Furthermore, the closed-form formula allows us to predict the properties of the solution by analyzing the eigenvectors of a sparse matrix, closely related to matrices used in spectral image segmentation algorithms. We show that high quality mattes for natural images may be obtained from a small amount of user input.

8. Decoupled Closed-Form Solution for Humanoid Lower Limb Kinematics

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Alejandro Said

2015-01-01

Full Text Available This paper presents an explicit, omnidirectional, analytical, and decoupled closed-form solution for the lower limb kinematics of the humanoid robot NAO. The paper starts by decoupling the position and orientation analysis from the overall Denavit-Hartenberg (DH transformation matrices. Here, the joint activation sequence for the DH matrices is based on the geometry of a triangle. Furthermore, the implementation of a forward and a reversed kinematic analysis for the support and swing phase equations is developed to avoid matrix inversion. The allocation of constant transformations allows the position and orientation end-coordinate systems to be aligned with each other. Also, the redefinition of the DH transformations and the use of constraints allow decoupling the shared DOF between the legs and the torso. Finally, a geometric approach to avoid the singularities during the walking process is indicated. Numerical data is presented along with an experimental implementation to prove the validity of the analytical results.

9. Exact Closed-form Solutions for Lamb's Problem

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Feng, X.

2017-12-01

In this work, we report on an exact closedform solution for the displacement at the surfaceof an elastic halfspace elicited by a buried point source that acts at some point underneath thatsurface. This is commonly referred to as the 3D Lamb's problem, for which previous solutionswere restricted to sources and receivers placed at the free surface. By means of the reciprocitytheorem, our solution should also be valid as a means to obtain the displacements at interior pointswhen the source is placed at the free surface. We manage to obtain explicit results by expressingthe solution in terms of elementary algebraic expression as well as elliptic integrals. We anchorour developments on Poissons ratio 0.25 starting from Johnson's numerical, integral transformsolutions. Furthermore, the spatial derivatives of our solutions can be easily acquired in termsof our methods. In the end, our closed-form results agree perfectly with the numerical results ofJohnson, which strongly conrms the correctness of our explicit formulas. It is hoped that in duetime, these formulas may constitute a valuable canonical solution that will serve as a yardstickagainst which other numerical solutions can be compared and measured.In addition, we abstract some terms from our solutions as the generator of the Rayleigh waves.Some basic properties of the Rayleigh waves in the time domain will be indicated in terms of thegenerator. The fareld radiation patterns of P-wave and S-wave elicited by the double-couple forcein the uniform half-space medium could also be acquired from our results.

10. Some closed form expressions for the generalized secant integrals

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2007-01-01

The generalized secant integrals of the form I a (ψ,b)=b a ∫ 0 ψ exp(-bsecθ)(secθ) a dθ for b>0 and 0 a (ψ,b) have been known except when both a and ψ are fixed. In this note, we provide several closed form expressions for I a (ψ,b) applicable for a wide range of values of a and b. We establish their numerical accuracy over the methods presented in Michieli [1998. Point kernel calculations of dose fields from line sources using expanded polynomial form of buildup factor data: generalized secant integral series representations. Radiat. Phys. Chem. 51, 121-128; 2001. Some properties of generalized secant integrals: extended definition and recurrence relations. Radiat. Phys. Chem. 60, 551-554]. Finally, a simple computer program is provided for I a (ψ,b) that could be used widely

11. Closed-form solutions for linear regulator design of mechanical systems including optimal weighting matrix selection

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Hanks, Brantley R.; Skelton, Robert E.

1991-01-01

Vibration in modern structural and mechanical systems can be reduced in amplitude by increasing stiffness, redistributing stiffness and mass, and/or adding damping if design techniques are available to do so. Linear Quadratic Regulator (LQR) theory in modern multivariable control design, attacks the general dissipative elastic system design problem in a global formulation. The optimal design, however, allows electronic connections and phase relations which are not physically practical or possible in passive structural-mechanical devices. The restriction of LQR solutions (to the Algebraic Riccati Equation) to design spaces which can be implemented as passive structural members and/or dampers is addressed. A general closed-form solution to the optimal free-decay control problem is presented which is tailored for structural-mechanical system. The solution includes, as subsets, special cases such as the Rayleigh Dissipation Function and total energy. Weighting matrix selection is a constrained choice among several parameters to obtain desired physical relationships. The closed-form solution is also applicable to active control design for systems where perfect, collocated actuator-sensor pairs exist.

12. A WEIGHTED CLOSED-FORM SOLUTION FOR RGB-D DATA REGISTRATION

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K. M. Vestena

2016-06-01

Full Text Available Existing 3D indoor mapping of RGB-D data are prominently point-based and feature-based methods. In most cases iterative closest point (ICP and its variants are generally used for pairwise registration process. Considering that the ICP algorithm requires an relatively accurate initial transformation and high overlap a weighted closed-form solution for RGB-D data registration is proposed. In this solution, we weighted and normalized the 3D points based on the theoretical random errors and the dual-number quaternions are used to represent the 3D rigid body motion. Basically, dual-number quaternions provide a closed-form solution by minimizing a cost function. The most important advantage of the closed-form solution is that it provides the optimal transformation in one-step, it does not need to calculate good initial estimates and expressively decreases the demand for computer resources in contrast to the iterative method. Basically, first our method exploits RGB information. We employed a scale invariant feature transformation (SIFT for extracting, detecting, and matching features. It is able to detect and describe local features that are invariant to scaling and rotation. To detect and filter outliers, we used random sample consensus (RANSAC algorithm, jointly with an statistical dispersion called interquartile range (IQR. After, a new RGB-D loop-closure solution is implemented based on the volumetric information between pair of point clouds and the dispersion of the random errors. The loop-closure consists to recognize when the sensor revisits some region. Finally, a globally consistent map is created to minimize the registration errors via a graph-based optimization. The effectiveness of the proposed method is demonstrated with a Kinect dataset. The experimental results show that the proposed method can properly map the indoor environment with an absolute accuracy around 1.5% of the travel of a trajectory.

13. A new technique in constructing closed-form solutions for nonlinear PDEs appearing in fluid mechanics and gas dynamics

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Panayotounakos D. E.

1996-01-01

Full Text Available We develop a new unique technique in constructing closed-form solutions for several nonlinear partial differential systems appearing in fluid mechanics and gas dynamics. The obtained solutions include fewer arbitrary functions than needed for general solutions, fact that permits us to specify them according to the initial state, or the geometry, of each specific problem under consideration. In order to apply the before mentioned technique we construct closed-form solutions concerning the gas-dynamic equations with constant pressure, the dynamic equations of an ideal gas in isentropic flow, and the two-dimensional incompressible boundary layer flow.

14. An efficient closed-form solution for acoustic emission source location in three-dimensional structures

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Xibing Li

2014-02-01

Full Text Available This paper presents an efficient closed-form solution (ECS for acoustic emission(AE source location in three-dimensional structures using time difference of arrival (TDOA measurements from N receivers, N ≥ 6. The nonlinear location equations of TDOA are simplified to linear equations. The unique analytical solution of AE sources for unknown velocity system is obtained by solving the linear equations. The proposed ECS method successfully solved the problems of location errors resulting from measured deviations of velocity as well as the existence and multiplicity of solutions induced by calculations of square roots in existed close-form methods.

15. Determination of a closed-form solution for the multidimensional transport equation using a fractional derivative

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Zabadal, J. E-mail: jorge.zabadal@ufrgs.br; Vilhena, M.T. E-mail: vilhena@mat.ufrgs.br; Segatto, C.F. E-mail: cynthia@mat.ufrgs.br; Pazos, R.P.Ruben Panta. E-mail: rpp@mat.pucrgs.br

2002-07-01

In this work we construct a closed-form solution for the multidimensional transport equation rewritten in integral form which is expressed in terms of a fractional derivative of the angular flux. We determine the unknown order of the fractional derivative comparing the kernel of the integral equation with the one of the Riemann-Liouville definition of fractional derivative. We report numerical simulations.

16. Analytical closed-form solution of three-phase four-switch PWM rectifier

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Škramlík, Jiří; Valouch, Viktor; Klíma, J.; Pecha, I.

2010-01-01

Roč. 55, č. 3 (2010), s. 223-235 ISSN 0001-7043 R&D Projects: GA MPO FT-TA5/123 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20570509 Keywords : four-switch PWM rectifier * space vector modulation * closed-form analytical solution Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering

17. Propagation of sound waves through a linear shear layer: A closed form solution

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Scott, J. N.

1978-01-01

Closed form solutions are presented for sound propagation from a line source in or near a shear layer. The analysis was exact for all frequencies and was developed assuming a linear velocity profile in the shear layer. This assumption allowed the solution to be expressed in terms of parabolic cyclinder functions. The solution is presented for a line monopole source first embedded in the uniform flow and then in the shear layer. Solutions are also discussed for certain types of dipole and quadrupole sources. Asymptotic expansions of the exact solutions for small and large values of Strouhal number gave expressions which correspond to solutions previously obtained for these limiting cases.

18. Propagation of sound waves through a linear shear layer - A closed form solution

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Scott, J. N.

1978-01-01

Closed form solutions are presented for sound propagation from a line source in or near a shear layer. The analysis is exact for all frequencies and is developed assuming a linear velocity profile in the shear layer. This assumption allows the solution to be expressed in terms of parabolic cylinder functions. The solution is presented for a line monopole source first embedded in the uniform flow and then in the shear layer. Solutions are also discussed for certain types of dipole and quadrupole sources. Asymptotic expansions of the exact solutions for small and large values of Strouhal number give expressions which correspond to solutions previously obtained for these limiting cases.

19. Closed-form solutions for linear regulator-design of mechanical systems including optimal weighting matrix selection

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Hanks, Brantley R.; Skelton, Robert E.

1991-01-01

This paper addresses the restriction of Linear Quadratic Regulator (LQR) solutions to the algebraic Riccati Equation to design spaces which can be implemented as passive structural members and/or dampers. A general closed-form solution to the optimal free-decay control problem is presented which is tailored for structural-mechanical systems. The solution includes, as subsets, special cases such as the Rayleigh Dissipation Function and total energy. Weighting matrix selection is a constrained choice among several parameters to obtain desired physical relationships. The closed-form solution is also applicable to active control design for systems where perfect, collocated actuator-sensor pairs exist. Some examples of simple spring mass systems are shown to illustrate key points.

20. VRM: A Unified Framework for Closed-Form Solutions of a Special Class of Serial Manipulators

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Xijian Huo

2015-04-01

Full Text Available This paper proposes the virtual reconfiguration method (VRM to construct the unified framework for closed-form solutions of a special class of serial manipulators. Central to the research is the inverse kinematics problem (KP of 6- and 7-DOF serial manipulators, which contain either the Pieper's geometry or the Duffy's geometry. Given the desired end-effector pose of the manipulator, a virtual single chain (SLC is developed by connecting the base and the end-effector with a hypothetical link. The equivalent single open chain (SOC with different configurations can be obtained by cutting open the virtual SLC at one link between adjacent joints. Kinematic equivalence between the original manipulator and the new SOC is proven. Closed-form solutions of the original manipulator can be determined by solving the KP of the equivalent SOC. The VRM is further developed on the basis of the relationship between the manipulator and its equivalent SOC. In this paper, the KPs of 6-DOF manipulators with the spherical wrist and manipulators with the three-axis parallel shoulder joint are analysed. Principles and applications of the VRM are proposed. Finally, the validity and efficiency of the VRM are demonstrated by kinematics simulations of four different manipulators. Unlike traditional approaches, the VRM simplifies the computation of KPs and establishes a unified framework for closed-form solutions of the special class of 6- and 7-DOF serial manipulators, irrespective of the allocation of either the Pieper's geometry or the Duffy's geometry.

1. Closed-form Solution to Directly Design FACE Waveforms for Beampatterns Using Planar Array

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Bouchoucha, Taha

2015-04-19

In multiple-input multiple-output radar systems, it is usually desirable to steer transmitted power in the region-of-interest. To do this, conventional methods optimize the waveform covariance matrix, R, for the desired beampattern, which is then used to generate actual transmitted waveforms. Both steps require constrained optimization, therefore, use iterative algorithms. The main challenges encountered in the existing approaches are the computational complexity and the design of waveforms to use in practice. In this paper, we provide a closed-form solution to design covariance matrix for the given beampattern using the planar array, which is then used to derive a novel closed-form algorithm to directly design the finite-alphabet constant-envelope (FACE) waveforms. The proposed algorithm exploits the two-dimensional fast-Fourier-transform. The performance of our proposed algorithm is compared with existing methods that are based on semi-definite quadratic programming with the advantage of a considerably reduced complexity.

2. Unsteady free convection flow of a micropolar fluid with Newtonian heating: Closed form solution

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Hussanan Abid

2017-01-01

Full Text Available This article investigates the unsteady free convection flow of a micropolar fluid over a vertical plate oscillating in its own plane with Newtonian heating condition. The problem is modelled in terms of partial differential equations with some physical conditions. Closed form solutions in terms of exponential and complementary error functions of Gauss are obtained by using the Laplace transform technique. They satisfy the governing equations and impose boundary and initial conditions. The present solution in the absence of microrotation reduces to well-known solutions of Newtonian fluid. Graphs are plotted to study the effects of various physical parameters on velocity and microrotation. Numerical results for skin friction and wall couple stress is computed in tables. Apart from the engineering point of view, the present article has strong advantage over the published literature as the exact solutions obtained here can be used as a benchmark for comparison with numerical/ approximate solutions and experimental data.

3. The Analysis of Closed-form Solution for Energy Detector Dynamic Threshold Adaptation in Cognitive Radio

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R. Bozovic

2017-12-01

Full Text Available Spectrum sensing is the most important process in cognitive radio in order to ensure interference avoidance to primary users. For optimal performance of cognitive radio, it is substantial to monitor and promptly react to dynamic changes in its operating environment. In this paper, energy detector based spectrum sensing is considered. Under the assumption that detected signal can be modelled according to an autoregressive model, noise variance is estimated from that noisy signal, as well as primary user signal power. A closed-form solution for optimal decision threshold in dynamic electromagnetic environment is proposed and analyzed.

4. Closed-form solutions for free vibration of rectangular FGM thin plates resting on elastic foundation

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Xu, T. F.; Xing, Y. F.

2016-12-01

This article presents closed-form solutions for the frequency analysis of rectangular functionally graded material (FGM) thin plates subjected to initially in-plane loads and with an elastic foundation. Based on classical thin plate theory, the governing differential equations are derived using Hamilton's principle. A neutral surface is used to eliminate stretching-bending coupling in FGM plates on the basis of the assumption of constant Poisson's ratio. The resulting governing equation of FGM thin plates has the same form as homogeneous thin plates. The separation-of-variables method is adopted to obtain solutions for the free vibration problems of rectangular FGM thin plates with separable boundary conditions, including, for example, clamped plates. The obtained normal modes and frequencies are in elegant closed forms, and present formulations and solutions are validated by comparing present results with those in the literature and finite element method results obtained by the authors. A parameter study reveals the effects of the power law index n and aspect ratio a/ b on frequencies.

5. Closed-form kinetic parameter estimation solution to the truncated data problem

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Zeng, Gengsheng L; Kadrmas, Dan J; Gullberg, Grant T

2010-01-01

In a dedicated cardiac single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) system, the detectors are focused on the heart and the background is truncated in the projections. Reconstruction using truncated data results in biased images, leading to inaccurate kinetic parameter estimates. This paper has developed a closed-form kinetic parameter estimation solution to the dynamic emission imaging problem. This solution is insensitive to the bias in the reconstructed images that is caused by the projection data truncation. This paper introduces two new ideas: (1) it includes background bias as an additional parameter to estimate, and (2) it presents a closed-form solution for compartment models. The method is based on the following two assumptions: (i) the amount of the bias is directly proportional to the truncated activities in the projection data, and (ii) the background concentration is directly proportional to the concentration in the myocardium. In other words, the method assumes that the image slice contains only the heart and the background, without other organs, that the heart is not truncated, and that the background radioactivity is directly proportional to the radioactivity in the blood pool. As long as the background activity can be modeled, the proposed method is applicable regardless of the number of compartments in the model. For simplicity, the proposed method is presented and verified using a single compartment model with computer simulations using both noiseless and noisy projections.

6. Memristor Multiport Readout: A Closed-Form Solution for Sneak Paths

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Zidan, Mohammed A.

2014-06-18

In this paper, we introduce for the first time, a closed-form solution for the memristor-based memory sneak paths without using any gating elements. The introduced technique fully eliminates the effect of sneak paths by reading the stored data using multiple access points and evaluating a simple addition/subtraction on the different readings. The new method requires fewer reading steps compared to previously reported techniques, and has a very small impact on the memory density. To verify the underlying theory, the proposed system is simulated using Synopsys HSPICE showing the ability to achieve a 100% sneak-path error-free memory. In addition, the effect of quantization bits on the system performance is studied.

7. Closed-form solution to directly design frequency modulated waveforms for beampatterns

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Ahmed, Sajid

2018-03-12

The targets image performance depends on the transmit beampattern and power-spectral-density of the probing signal. To design such probing signals for multiple-input multiple output (MIMO) radar, conventional algorithms are iterative in nature, therefore high computational complexity restricts their use in real time applications. In this paper, to achieve the desired beampattern, a novel closed-form algorithm to design frequency-modulated (FM) waveforms for MIMO radar is proposed. The proposed algorithm has negligible computational complexity and yields unity peak-to-average power ratio constant envelope waveforms. Moreover, in contrast to the narrow band algorithms, it has almost flat main and side lobes. In the proposed algorithm, a relationship between the width of symmetric beampattern and the product of initial frequency and duration of the baseband FM waveforms is developed.

8. Closed form solutions for unsteady free convection flow of a second grade fluid over an oscillating vertical plate.

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Full Text Available Closed form solutions for unsteady free convection flows of a second grade fluid near an isothermal vertical plate oscillating in its plane using the Laplace transform technique are established. Expressions for velocity and temperature are obtained and displayed graphically for different values of Prandtl number Pr, thermal Grashof number Gr, viscoelastic parameter α, phase angle ωτ and time τ. Numerical values of skin friction τ 0 and Nusselt number Nu are shown in tables. Some well-known solutions in literature are reduced as the limiting cases of the present solutions.

9. Closed-form solutions in the electrical field analysis for dielectrophoretic and travelling wave inter-digitated electrode arrays

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Chang, Dong Eui; Loire, Sophie; Mezic, Igor

2003-01-01

We derive closed-form solutions of electric fields, dielectrophoretic (DEP) forces, and time-averaged DEP forces in a parallel electrode array for three cases: first, the case of a two-phase DEP electrode array with a first-order approximate boundary condition; second, the case of a two-phase DEP electrode array with the exact boundary condition; and last, the case of a four-phase travelling wave DEP electrode array with a first-order approximate boundary condition. We also compare these analytic solutions with numerical solutions

10. A closed-form analytical solution for thermal single-well injection-withdrawal tests

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Jung, Yoojin; Pruess, Karsten

2012-03-01

Thermal single-well injection-withdrawal (SWIW) tests entail pumping cold water into a hot and usually fractured reservoir, and monitoring the temperature recovery during subsequent backflow. Such tests have been proposed as a potential means to characterize properties of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), such as fracture spacing, connectivity, and porosity. In this paper we develop an analytical solution for thermal SWIW tests, using an idealized model of a single vertical fracture with linear flow geometry embedded in impermeable conductive wall rocks. The analytical solution shows that the time dependence of temperature recovery is dominated by the heat exchange between fracture and matrix rock, but strong thermal diffusivities of rocks as compared to typical solute diffusivities are not necessarily advantageous for characterizing fracture-matrix interactions. The effect of fracture aperture on temperature recovery during backflow is weak, particularly when the fracture aperture is smaller than 0.1 cm. The solution also shows that temperature recovery during backflow is independent of the applied injection and backflow rates. This surprising result implies that temperature recovery is independent of the height of the fracture, or the specific fracture-matrix interface areas per unit fracture length, suggesting that thermal SWIW tests will not be able to characterize fracture growth that may be achieved by stimulation treatments.

11. A Closed-Form Approximation Solution for an Inventory Model with Supply Disruptions and Non-ZIO Reorder Policy

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David Heimann

2007-08-01

Full Text Available In supply chains, domestic and global, a producer must decide on an optimal quantity of items to order from suppliers and at what inventory level to place this order (the EOQ problem. We discuss how to modify the EOQ in the face of failures and recoveries by the supplier. This is the EOQ with disruption problem (EOQD. The supplier makes transitions between being capable and not being capable of filling an order in a Markov failure and recovery process. The producer adjusts the reorder point and the inventories to provide a margin of safety. Numerical solutions to the EOQD problem have been developed. In addition, a closed-form approximate solution has been developed for the zero inventory option (ZIO, where the inventory level on reordering is set to be zero. This paper develops a closed-form approximate solution for the EOQD problem when the reorder point can be non-zero, obtaining for that situation an optimal reorder quantity and optimal reorder point that represents an improvement on the optimal ZIO solution. The paper also supplies numerical examples demonstrating the cost savings against the ZIO situation, as well as the accuracy of the approximation technique.

12. GPS/Galileo Multipath Detection and Mitigation Using Closed-Form Solutions

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Khaled Rouabah

2009-01-01

Full Text Available We propose an efficient method for the detection of Line of Sight (LOS and Multipath (MP signals in global navigation satellite systems (GNSSs which is based on the use of virtual MP mitigation (VMM technique. By using the proposed method, the MP signals' delay and coefficient amplitudes can be efficiently estimated. According to the computer simulation results, it is obvious that our proposed method is a solution for obtaining high performance in the estimation and mitigation of MP signals and thus it results in a high accuracy in GNSS positioning.

13. On a closed form solution of the point kinetics equations with reactivity feedback of temperature

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Silva, Jeronimo J.A.; Vilhena, Marco T.M.B.; Petersen, Claudio Z.; Bodmann, Bardo E.J.; Alvim, Antonio C.M.

2011-01-01

An analytical solution of the point kinetics equations to calculate reactivity as a function of time by the Decomposition method has recently appeared in the literature. In this paper, we go one step forward, by considering the neutron point kinetics equations together with temperature feedback effects. To accomplish that, we extended the point kinetics by a temperature perturbation, obtaining a second order nonlinear ordinary differential equation. This equation is then solved by the Decomposition Method, that is, by expanding the neutron density in a series and the nonlinear terms into Adomian Polynomials. Substituting these expansions into the nonlinear ordinary equation, we construct a recursive set of linear problems that can be solved by the methodology previously mentioned for the point kinetics equation. We also report on numerical simulations and comparisons against literature results. (author)

14. Non-Gaussian Closed Form Solutions for Geometric Average Asian Options in the Framework of Non-Extensive Statistical Mechanics

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Pan Zhao

2018-01-01

Full Text Available In this paper we consider pricing problems of the geometric average Asian options under a non-Gaussian model, in which the underlying stock price is driven by a process based on non-extensive statistical mechanics. The model can describe the peak and fat tail characteristics of returns. Thus, the description of underlying asset price and the pricing of options are more accurate. Moreover, using the martingale method, we obtain closed form solutions for geometric average Asian options. Furthermore, the numerical analysis shows that the model can avoid underestimating risks relative to the Black-Scholes model.

15. Computationally simple, analytic, closed form solution of the Coulomb self-interaction problem in Kohn Sham density functional theory

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Gonis, Antonios; Daene, Markus W.; Nicholson, Don M.; Stocks, George Malcolm

2012-01-01

We have developed and tested in terms of atomic calculations an exact, analytic and computationally simple procedure for determining the functional derivative of the exchange energy with respect to the density in the implementation of the Kohn Sham formulation of density functional theory (KS-DFT), providing an analytic, closed-form solution of the self-interaction problem in KS-DFT. We demonstrate the efficacy of our method through ground-state calculations of the exchange potential and energy for atomic He and Be atoms, and comparisons with experiment and the results obtained within the optimized effective potential (OEP) method.

16. Method for estimating closed-form solutions of the light diffusion equation for turbid media of any boundary shape.

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Alqasemi, Umar; Salehi, Hassan S; Zhu, Quing

2016-02-01

This paper reports a method of estimating an approximate closed-form solution to the light diffusion equation for any type of geometry involving Dirichlet's boundary condition with known source location. It is based on estimating the optimum locations of multiple imaginary point sources to cancel the fluence at the extrapolated boundary by constrained optimization using a genetic algorithm. The mathematical derivation of the problem to approach the optimum solution for the direct-current type of diffuse optical systems is described in detail. Our method is first applied to slab geometry and compared with a truncated series solution. After that, it is applied to hemispherical geometry and compared with Monte Carlo simulation results. The method provides a fast and sufficiently accurate fluence distribution for optical reconstruction.

17. Utilising neural networks and closed form solutions to determine static creep behaviour and optimal polypropylene amount in bituminous mixtures

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Serkan Tapkın

2012-12-01

Full Text Available The testing procedure in order to determine the precise mechanical testing results in Marshall design is very time consuming. Also, the physical properties of the asphalt samples are obtained by further calculations. Therefore if the researchers can obtain the stability and flow values of a standard mixture with the help of mechanical testing, the rest of the calculations will just be mathematical manipulations. Determination of mechanical testing parameters such as strain accumulation, creep stiffness, stability, flow and Marshall Quotient of dense bituminous mixtures by utilising artificial neural networks is important in the sense that, cumbersome testing procedures can be avoided with the help of the closed form solutions provided in this study. Marshall specimens, prepared by utilising polypropylene fibers, were tested by universal testing machine carrying out static creep tests to investigate the rutting potential of these mixtures. On the very well trained data basis, artificial neural network analyses were carried out to propose five separate models for mechanical testing properties. The explicit formulation of these five main mechanical testing properties by closed form solutions are presented for further use for researches.

18. Closed-form solutions for the hollow sphere model with Coulomb and Drucker-Prager materials under isotropic loadings

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Thoré, Philippe; Pastor, Franck; Pastor, Joseph; Kondo, Djimedo

2009-05-01

Though the solution to the limit analysis problem of the hollow sphere model—with a von Mises matrix and under spherical symmetry—is well known, it is not available, to our knowledge, for both isotropic loadings (tension and compression) in the case of a Coulomb matrix and partially for a Drucker-Prager matrix. In the present Note, we establish in a unified framework, for this class of materials, closed-form solutions for stress and strain fields in a hollow sphere under external isotropic tension and compression. These analytical results not only give useful reference solutions, but can also be considered as a part of a trial velocity field in the hollow sphere submitted to an arbitrary loading. Comparisons with 3D finite element-based limit analysis approaches and with recent results in the literature are provided. In addition to the established analytical results, we present a rigorous evaluation of a recent Gurson-type macroscopic criterion corresponding to the Drucker-Prager hollow sphere under an arbitrary loading, by means of the previous 3D limit analysis codes. To cite this article: Ph. Thoré et al., C. R. Mecanique 337 (2009).

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Full Text Available Abstract Today, double curvature shell panels are the main parts of each design because their geometrical characteristics provide high strength to weight ratio, aerodynamic form and beauty for the structures such as boats, submarines, automobiles and buildings. Also, functionally graded materials which present multiple properties such as high mechanical and heat resistant, simultaneously, have attracted designers. So, as the first step of any dynamic analysis, this paper concentrates on presenting a high precision and reliable method for free vibration analysis of functionally graded doubly curved shell panels. To this end, panel is modeled based on third order shear deformation theory and both of the Donnell and Sanders strain-displacement relations. A new set of potential functions and auxiliary variables are proposed to present an exact Levy-type close-form solution for vibrating FG panel. The validity and accuracy of present method are confirmed by comparing results with literature and finite element method. Also, effect of various parameters on natural frequencies are studied which are helpful for designers.

20. A closed-form solution for moving source localization using LBI changing rate of phase difference only

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Zhang Min

2014-04-01

Full Text Available Due to the deficiencies in the conventional multiple-receiver localization systems based on direction of arrival (DOA such as system complexity of interferometer or array and amplitude/phase unbalance between multiple receiving channels and constraint on antenna configuration, a new radiated source localization method using the changing rate of phase difference (CRPD measured by a long baseline interferometer (LBI only is studied. To solve the strictly nonlinear problem, a two-stage closed-form solution is proposed. In the first stage, the DOA and its changing rate are estimated from the CRPD of each observer by the pseudolinear least square (PLS method, and then in the second stage, the source position and velocity are found by another PLS minimization. The bias of the algorithm caused by the correlation between the measurement matrix and the noise in the second stage is analyzed. To reduce this bias, an instrumental variable (IV method is derived. A weighted IV estimator is given in order to reduce the estimation variance. The proposed method does not need any initial guess and the computation is small. The Cramer–Rao lower bound (CRLB and mean square error (MSE are also analyzed. Simulation results show that the proposed method can be close to the CRLB with moderate Gaussian measurement noise.

1. An Exact Closed-Form Expression for the BER of Binary Modulations with Dual-Branch Selection over Generalized-K Fading

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Ansari, Imran Shafique

2012-07-31

Error performance is one of the main performance measures and the derivation of its closed-form expression has proved to be quite involved for certain systems. In this paper, a unified closed-form expression, applicable to different binary modulation schemes, for the bit error rate of dual-branch selection diversity based systems undergoing independent but not necessarily identically distributed generalized-K fading is derived in terms of the extended generalized bivariate Meijer G-function.

2. Exact closed-form solution for the vibration modes of the Euler-Bernoulli beam with multiple open cracks

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2009-11-01

In this study, exact closed-form expressions for the vibration modes of the Euler-Bernoulli beam in the presence of multiple concentrated cracks are presented. The proposed expressions are provided explicitly as functions of four integration constants only, to be determined by the standard boundary conditions. The enforcement of the boundary conditions leads to explicit expressions of the natural frequency equations. Besides the evaluation of the natural frequencies, neither computational work nor recurrence expressions for the vibration modes are required. The cracks, that are not subjected to the closing phenomenon, are modelled as a sequence of Dirac's delta generalised functions in the flexural stiffness. The Eigen-mode governing equation is formulated over the entire domain of the beam without enforcement of any continuity conditions, which are already accounted for in the adopted flexural stiffness model. The vibration modes of beams with different numbers of cracks under different boundary conditions have been analysed by means of the proposed closed-form expressions in order to show their efficiency.

3. Developing a closed-form cost expression for an (R, s, nQ) policy where the demand process is compound generalized Erlang

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Larsen, Christian; Kiesmüller, G.P

2007-01-01

We derive a closed-form cost expression for an (R,s,nQ) inventory control policy where all replenishment orders have a constant lead-time, unfilled demand is back-logged and inter-arrival times of order requests are generalized Erlang distributed. For given values of Q and R we show how to comput...

4. Developing a closed-form cost expression for an (R,s,nQ) policy where the demand process is compound generalized Erlang

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Larsen, Christian; Kiesmüller, Gudrun P.

We derive a closed-form cost expression for an (R,s,nQ) inventory control policy where all replenishment orders have a constant lead-time, unfilled demand is backlogged and inter-arrival times of order requests are generalized Erlang distributed....

5. A closed-form solution of the bit-error rate for optical wireless communication systems over atmospheric turbulence channels.

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Dang, Anhong

2011-02-14

Atmospheric turbulence is a major limiting factor in an optical wireless communication (OWC) link. The turbulence distorts the phase of the propagating optical fields and limits the focusing capabilities of the telescope antennas. Hence, a detector array is required to capture the widespread signal energy in the focal-plane. This paper addresses the bit-error rate (BER) performance of optical wireless communication (OWC) systems employing a detector array in the presence of turbulence. Here, considering the gamma-gamma turbulence model, we propose a blind estimation scheme that provides the closed-form expression of the BER by exploiting the information of the data output of each pixel, which is based on the singular value decomposition of the sample matrix of the received signals after the code-matched filter. Instead of assuming spatially white additive noise, we consider the case where the noise spatial covariance matrix is unknown. The new method can be applied to either the single transmitter or the multi-transmitter cases. Simulation results for different Rytov variances are presented, which conform closely to the results of the proposed model.

6. A Closed-Form Solution for Robust Portfolio Selection with Worst-Case CVaR Risk Measure

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Le Tang

2014-01-01

Full Text Available With the uncertainty probability distribution, we establish the worst-case CVaR (WCCVaR risk measure and discuss a robust portfolio selection problem with WCCVaR constraint. The explicit solution, instead of numerical solution, is found and two-fund separation is proved. The comparison of efficient frontier with mean-variance model is discussed and finally we give numerical comparison with VaR model and equally weighted strategy. The numerical findings indicate that the proposed WCCVaR model has relatively smaller risk and greater return and relatively higher accumulative wealth than VaR model and equally weighted strategy.

7. A closed-form solution for the two-dimensional transport equation by the LTS{sub N} nodal method in the energy range of Compton effect

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Rodriguez, B.D.A., E-mail: barbararodriguez@furg.b [Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Instituto de Matematica, Estatistica e Fisica, Rio Grande, RS (Brazil); Vilhena, M.T., E-mail: vilhena@mat.ufrgs.b [Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Departamento de Matematica Pura e Aplicada, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Hoff, G., E-mail: hoff@pucrs.b [Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Faculdade de Fisica, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Bodmann, B.E.J., E-mail: bardo.bodmann@ufrgs.b [Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Departamento de Matematica Pura e Aplicada, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil)

2011-01-15

In the present work we report on a closed-form solution for the two-dimensional Compton transport equation by the LTS{sub N} nodal method in the energy range of Compton effect. The solution is determined using the LTS{sub N} nodal approach for homogeneous and heterogeneous rectangular domains, assuming the Klein-Nishina scattering kernel and a multi-group model. The solution is obtained by two one-dimensional S{sub N} equation systems resulting from integrating out one of the orthogonal variables of the S{sub N} equations in the rectangular domain. The leakage angular fluxes are approximated by exponential forms, which allows to determine a closed-form solution for the photons transport equation. The angular flux and the parameters of the medium are used for the calculation of the absorbed energy in rectangular domains with different dimensions and compositions. In this study, only the absorbed energy by Compton effect is considered. We present numerical simulations and comparisons with results obtained by using the simulation platform GEANT4 (version 9.1) with its low energy libraries.

8. Closed form solution for a conductive-convective-radiative annular fin with multiple nonlinearities and its inverse analysis

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Ranjan, Rajiv; Mallick, Ashis; Prasad, Dilip K.

2017-03-01

The performance characteristics and temperature field of conducting-convecting-radiating annular fin are investigated. The nonlinear variation of thermal conductivity, power law dependency of heat transfer coefficient, linear variation of surface emissivity, and heat generation with the temperature are considered in the analysis. A semi-analytical approach, homotopy perturbation method is employed to solve the nonlinear differential equation of heat transfer. The analysis is presented in non-dimensional form, and the effect of various non-dimensional thermal parameters such as conduction-convection parameter, conduction-radiation parameter, linear and nonlinear variable thermal conductivity parameter, emissivity parameter, heat generation number and variable heat generation parameter are studied. For the correctness of the present analytical solution, the results are compared with the results available in the literature. In addition to forward problem, an inverse approach namely differential evolution method is employed for estimating the unknown thermal parameters for a given temperature field. The temperature fields are reconstructed using the inverse parameters and found to be in good agreement with the forward solution.

9. Closed-Form Formulas vs. PDE Based Numerical Solution for the FRAP Data Processing: Theoretical and Practical Comparison

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Papáček, Š.; Macdonald, B.; Matonoha, Ctirad

2017-01-01

Roč. 73, č. 8 (2017), s. 1673-1683 ISSN 0898-1221 Grant - others:GA MŠk(CZ) ED2.1.00/01.0024; GA MŠk(CZ) LO1205 Institutional support: RVO:67985807 Keywords : fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) * parameter estimation * sensitivity analysis * partial differential equation (PDE) Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics OBOR OECD: Applied mathematics Impact factor: 1.531, year: 2016

10. A CLOSED-FORM EXPRESSION APPROXIMATING THE MIE SOLUTION FOR THE REAL-IN-LINE TRANSMISSION OF CERAMICS WITH SPHERICAL INCLUSIONS OR PORES

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Pabst W.

2013-06-01

Full Text Available A new closed-form expression is presented for estimating the real-in-line transmission of ceramics consisting of non-absorbing phases in dependence of the inclusion or pore size. The classic approximations to the exact Mie solution of the scattering problem for spheres are recalled (Rayleigh, Fraunhofer, Rayleigh-Gans-Debye/RGD, van de Hulst, and it is recalled that the large-size variant of the RGD approximation is the basis of the Apetz-van-Bruggen approach. All approximations and our closed-form expression are compared mutually and vis-a-vis the exact Mie solution. A parametric study is performed for monochromatic light in the visible range (600 nm for two model systems corresponding to composites of yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG, refractive index 1.832 with spherical alumina inclusions (refractive index 1.767, and to porous YAG ceramics with spherical pores (refractive index 1. It is shown that for the YAG-alumina composites to achieve maximum transmission with inclusion volume fractions of 1 % (and slab thickness 1 mm, inclusion sizes of up to 100 nm can be tolerated, while pore sizes of 100 nm will be completely detrimental for porosities as low as 0.1 %. While the van-de-Hulst approximation is excellent for small phase contrast and low concentration of inclusions, it fails for principal reasons for small inclusion or pore sizes. Our closed-form expression, while less precise in the aforementioned special case, is always the safer choice and performs better in most cases of practical interest, including high phase contrasts and high concentrations of inclusions or pores.

11. Characterization and development of closed form solutions for axle load spectra associated with trucks circulating the highways of Colombia

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12. Closed-Form Solutions of the Thomas-Fermi in Heavy Atoms and the Langmuir-Blodgett in Current Flow ODEs in Mathematical Physics

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Efstathios E. Theotokoglou

2015-01-01

Full Text Available Two kinds of second-order nonlinear, ordinary differential equations (ODEs appearing in mathematical physics are analyzed in this paper. The first one concerns the Thomas-Fermi (TF equation, while the second concerns the Langmuir-Blodgett (LB equation in current flow. According to a mathematical methodology recently developed, the exact analytic solutions of both TF and LB ODEs are proposed. Both of these are nonlinear of the second order and by a series of admissible functional transformations are reduced to Abel’s equations of the second kind of the normal form. The closed form solutions of the TF and LB equations in the phase and physical plane are given. Finally a new interesting result has been obtained related to the derivative of the TF function at the limit.

13. Closed-Form and Numerically-Stable Solutions to Problems Related to the Optimal Two-Impulse Transfer Between Specified Terminal States of Keplerian Orbits

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Senent, Juan

2011-01-01

The first part of the paper presents some closed-form solutions to the optimal two-impulse transfer between fixed position and velocity vectors on Keplerian orbits when some constraints are imposed on the magnitude of the initial and final impulses. Additionally, a numerically-stable gradient-free algorithm with guaranteed convergence is presented for the minimum delta-v two-impulse transfer. In the second part of the paper, cooperative bargaining theory is used to solve some two-impulse transfer problems when the initial and final impulses are carried by different vehicles or when the goal is to minimize the delta-v and the time-of-flight at the same time.

14. A closed-form solution for the two-dimensional transport equation by the LTSN nodal method in the range of Compton Effect

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Rodriguez, Barbara D.A.; Tullio de Vilhena, Marco; Hoff, Gabriela

2008-01-01

In this paper we report a two-dimensional LTS N nodal solution for homogeneous and heterogeneous rectangular domains, assuming the Klein-Nishina scattering kernel and multigroup model. The main idea relies on the solution of the two one-dimensional S N equations resulting from transverse integration of the S N equations in the rectangular domain by the LTS N nodal method, considering the leakage angular fluxes approximated by exponential, which allow us to determine a closed-form solution for the photons transport equation. The angular flux and the parameters of the medium are used for the calculation of the absorbed energy in rectangular domains with different dimensions and compositions. The incoming photons will be tracked until their whole energy is deposited and/or they leave the domain of interest. In this study, the absorbed energy by Compton Effect will be considered. The remaining effects will not be taken into account. We present numerical simulations and comparisons with results obtained by using Geant4 (version 9.1) program which applies the Monte Carlo's technique to low energy libraries for a two-dimensional problem assuming the Klein-Nishina scattering kernel. (authors)

15. A closed-form solution for the two-dimensional Fokker-Planck equation for electron transport in the range of Compton Effect

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Rodriguez, B.D.A.; Vilhena, M.T.; Borges, V.; Hoff, G.

2008-01-01

In this paper we solve the Fokker-Planck (FP) equation, an alternative approach for the Boltzmann transport equation for charged particles in a rectangular domain. To construct the solution we begin applying the P N approximation in the angular variable and the Laplace Transform in the x-variable, thus obtaining a first order linear differential equation in y-variable, which the solution is straightforward. The angular flux of electrons and the parameters of the medium are used for the calculation of the energy deposited by the secondary electrons generated by Compton Effect. The remaining effects will not be taken into account. The results will be presented under absorbed energy form in several points of interested. We present numerical simulations and comparisons with results obtained by using Geant4 (version 8) program which applies the Monte Carlo's technique to low energy libraries for a two-dimensional problem assuming the screened Rutherford differential scattering cross-section

16. Closed-form solutions in stress-driven two-phase integral elasticity for bending of functionally graded nano-beams

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Barretta, Raffaele; Fabbrocino, Francesco; Luciano, Raimondo; Sciarra, Francesco Marotti de

2018-03-01

Strain-driven and stress-driven integral elasticity models are formulated for the analysis of the structural behaviour of fuctionally graded nano-beams. An innovative stress-driven two-phases constitutive mixture defined by a convex combination of local and nonlocal phases is presented. The analysis reveals that the Eringen strain-driven fully nonlocal model cannot be used in Structural Mechanics since it is ill-posed and the local-nonlocal mixtures based on the Eringen integral model partially resolve the ill-posedeness of the model. In fact, a singular behaviour of continuous nano-structures appears if the local fraction tends to vanish so that the ill-posedness of the Eringen integral model is not eliminated. On the contrary, local-nonlocal mixtures based on the stress-driven theory are mathematically and mechanically appropriate for nanosystems. Exact solutions of inflected functionally graded nanobeams of technical interest are established by adopting the new local-nonlocal mixture stress-driven integral relation. Effectiveness of the new nonlocal approach is tested by comparing the contributed results with the ones corresponding to the mixture Eringen theory.

17. Estimating central tendency from a single spot measure: A closed-form solution for lognormally distributed biomarker data for risk assessment at the individual level.

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Pleil, Joachim D; Sobus, Jon R

2016-01-01

Exposure-based risk assessment employs large cross-sectional data sets of environmental and biomarker measurements to predict population statistics for adverse health outcomes. The underlying assumption is that long-term (many years) latency health problems including cancer, autoimmune and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and asthma are triggered by lifetime exposures to environmental stressors that interact with the genome. The aim of this study was to develop a specific predictive method that provides the statistical parameters for chronic exposure at the individual level based upon a single spot measurement and knowledge of global summary statistics as derived from large data sets. This is a profound shift in exposure and health statistics in that it begins to answer the question "How large is my personal risk?" rather than just providing an overall population-based estimate. This approach also holds value for interpreting exposure-based risks for small groups of individuals within a community in comparison to random individuals from the general population.

18. The Radiation Problem from a Vertical Hertzian Dipole Antenna above Flat and Lossy Ground: Novel Formulation in the Spectral Domain with Closed-Form Analytical Solution in the High Frequency Regime

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K. Ioannidi

2014-01-01

Full Text Available We consider the problem of radiation from a vertical short (Hertzian dipole above flat lossy ground, which represents the well-known “Sommerfeld radiation problem” in the literature. The problem is formulated in a novel spectral domain approach, and by inverse three-dimensional Fourier transformation the expressions for the received electric and magnetic (EM field in the physical space are derived as one-dimensional integrals over the radial component of wavevector, in cylindrical coordinates. This formulation appears to have inherent advantages over the classical formulation by Sommerfeld, performed in the spatial domain, since it avoids the use of the so-called Hertz potential and its subsequent differentiation for the calculation of the received EM field. Subsequent use of the stationary phase method in the high frequency regime yields closed-form analytical solutions for the received EM field vectors, which coincide with the corresponding reflected EM field originating from the image point. In this way, we conclude that the so-called “space wave” in the literature represents the total solution of the Sommerfeld problem in the high frequency regime, in which case the surface wave can be ignored. Finally, numerical results are presented, in comparison with corresponding numerical results based on Norton’s solution of the problem.

19. Closed forms and multi-moment maps

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Madsen, Thomas Bruun; Swann, Andrew Francis

We extend the notion of multi-moment map to geometries defined by closed forms of arbitrary degree. We give fundamental existence and uniqueness results and discuss a number of essential examples, including geometries related to special holonomy. For forms of degree four, multi-moment maps...

20. Closed forms and multi-moment maps

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2013-01-01

We extend the notion of multi-moment map to geometries defined by closed forms of arbitrary degree. We give fundamental existence and uniqueness results and discuss a number of essential examples, including geometries related to special holonomy. For forms of degree four, multi-moment maps are gu...

1. Conservative flight with a varying load factor and closed form ...

The load factor being a control parameter is varied in such a way that it gives rise to closed-form solutions to ... the time t and selecting the path inclination as the new independent variable, set (2) can be transformed to the form dξ ... (5) the following initial conditions are assumed: γi = ξi = ηi = 0, ui = 1,. (6) as a result of which, ...

2. Closed-form summations of Dowker's and related trigonometric sums

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Cvijović, Djurdje; Srivastava, H M

2012-01-01

Through a unified and relatively simple approach which uses complex contour integrals, particularly convenient integration contours and calculus of residues, closed-form summation formulas for 12 very general families of trigonometric sums are deduced. One of them is a family of cosecant sums which was first summed in closed form in a series of papers by Dowker (1987 Phys. Rev. D 36 3095–101; 1989 J. Math. Phys. 30 770–3; 1992 J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 25 2641–8), whose method has inspired our work in this area. All of the formulas derived here involve the higher-order Bernoulli polynomials. This article is part of a special issue of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical in honour of Stuart Dowker's 75th birthday devoted to ‘Applications of zeta functions and other spectral functions in mathematics and physics’. (paper)

3. Closed-form summations of Dowker's and related trigonometric sums

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Cvijović, Djurdje; Srivastava, H. M.

2012-09-01

Through a unified and relatively simple approach which uses complex contour integrals, particularly convenient integration contours and calculus of residues, closed-form summation formulas for 12 very general families of trigonometric sums are deduced. One of them is a family of cosecant sums which was first summed in closed form in a series of papers by Dowker (1987 Phys. Rev. D 36 3095-101 1989 J. Math. Phys. 30 770-3 1992 J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 25 2641-8), whose method has inspired our work in this area. All of the formulas derived here involve the higher-order Bernoulli polynomials. This article is part of a special issue of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical in honour of Stuart Dowker's 75th birthday devoted to ‘Applications of zeta functions and other spectral functions in mathematics and physics’.

4. The solution of the generalized Kepler's equation

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López, Rosario; Hautesserres, Denis; San-Juan, Juan Félix

2018-01-01

In the context of general perturbation theories, the main problem of the artificial satellite analyses the motion of an orbiter around an Earth-like planet, only perturbed by its equatorial bulge or J2 effect. By means of a Lie transform and the Krylov-Bogoliubov-Mitropolsky method, a first-order theory in closed form of the eccentricity is produced. During the evaluation of the theory, it is necessary to solve a generalization of the classical Kepler's equation. In this work, the application of a numerical technique and three initial guesses to the generalized Kepler's equation are discussed.

5. On the General Analytical Solution of the Kinematic Cosserat Equations

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Michels, Dominik L.

2016-09-01

Based on a Lie symmetry analysis, we construct a closed form solution to the kinematic part of the (partial differential) Cosserat equations describing the mechanical behavior of elastic rods. The solution depends on two arbitrary analytical vector functions and is analytical everywhere except a certain domain of the independent variables in which one of the arbitrary vector functions satisfies a simple explicitly given algebraic relation. As our main theoretical result, in addition to the construction of the solution, we proof its generality. Based on this observation, a hybrid semi-analytical solver for highly viscous two-way coupled fluid-rod problems is developed which allows for the interactive high-fidelity simulations of flagellated microswimmers as a result of a substantial reduction of the numerical stiffness.

6. Closed form bound-state perturbation theory

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Ollie J. Rose

1980-01-01

Full Text Available The perturbed Schrödinger eigenvalue problem for bound states is cast into integral form using Green's Functions. A systematic algorithm is developed and applied to the resulting equation giving rise to approximate solutions expressed as functions of the given perturbation parameter. As a by-product, convergence radii for the traditional Rayleigh-Schrödinger and Brillouin-Wigner perturbation theories emerge in a natural way.

7. Closed-Form Formula of the Transverse Dynamic Stiffness of a Shallowly Inclined Taut Cable

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Dan-hui Dan

2014-01-01

Full Text Available The segmented vibration-governed equations and their general solutions for cables acted upon by intermediate transverse forces are derived by applying Hamilton’s principle. Including the effects of sagging, flexible stiffness, clamped boundary conditions, and inclination angle of the cable, the element-wise dynamic stiffness for each cable segment, split into segments having unique transverse forces, is derived. By using methods from the global stiffness assembly process of FEM, the global level of the cables’ dynamic equilibrium equation is obtained, and, as a result, the final closed-form formula of transverse dynamic stiffness is derived. Additionally, the corresponding analytic form, without considering sagging effects, is also obtained. Case studies are conducted on the aspects of accuracy, rationality of the distribution on the spatial field, and frequency domains of dynamic stiffness calculations. By comparison with the Guyan-based static FEM reduction method, it is shown that the result obtained from the proposed closed-form solution, which includes sagging effects, is exact and rational, thus creating a powerful tool in transverse vibration analysis.

8. A CLOSED-FORM SOLUTION PROCEDURE TO THE VIBRA TION ...

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recognized as a powerful technique to transform and uncouple the differential equations of motion of classically damped ... foundations providing support to machines, in which the deformations are in the order of fractions ..... vibrating machine inducing a harmonic horizontal force of 120 kN amplitude and 50'Hz frequency.

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into a set of linear algebraic equations that can be solved easily. The number of equations in the latter is double the number of modes used for the coordinate transformation. The modal coordinates cu:ethen easily determined making use of simple matrix algebra'. The technique presented is illustrated by imexample ...

10. CLOSED FORM OF THE STEERED ELONGATED HERMITE-GAUSS WAVELETS

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Papari, Giuseppe; Campisi, Patrizio; Petkov, Nicolai

2010-01-01

We provide a closed form, both in the spatial and in the frequency domain, of a family of wavelets which arise from steering elongated Hermite-Gauss filters. These wavelets have interesting mathematical properties, as they form new dyadic families of eigenfunctions of the 2D Fourier transform, and

11. On linear equations with general polynomial solutions

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2018-04-01

We provide necessary and sufficient conditions for which an nth-order linear differential equation has a general polynomial solution. We also give necessary conditions that can directly be ascertained from the coefficient functions of the equation.

12. A closed-form expression for the Sharma–Mittal entropy of exponential families

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Nielsen, Frank; Nock, Richard

2012-01-01

The Sharma–Mittal entropies generalize the celebrated Shannon, Rényi and Tsallis entropies. We report a closed-form formula for the Sharma–Mittal entropies and relative entropies for arbitrary exponential family distributions. We explicitly instantiate the formula for the case of the multivariate Gaussian distributions and discuss its estimation. (fast track communication)

13. A closed form for fluorescence correlation spectroscopy experiments in submicrometer structures.

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Sanguigno, Luigi; De Santo, Ilaria; Causa, Filippo; Netti, Paolo

2010-12-01

Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) is a powerful technique for measuring low concentrations of fluorescent molecules and their diffusion coefficients in an open detection volume. However, in several practical cases, when FCS measurements are carried out in small compartments like microchannels, neglecting boundary effects could lead to erroneous results. Here, a close form solution is proposed to explicitly account for the presence of walls located at a distance comparable with the characteristic detection volume lengths. We derive a one-dimensional diffusion constrained model and then generalize the solution to the two- and the three-dimensional constrained cases. We further indicate within which limits the standard autocorrelation function (ACF) model gives reliable results in microconfinement. Our model relies just on the assumption of elastic hits at the system walls and succeeds in describing the ACF of fluorescent probes confined along one direction. Through the analysis of FCS experimental data, we are able to predict the correct shape of the ACF in channels of micrometric and submicrometric width and measure the extent of lateral confinement. In addition, it permits the investigation of microstructured material features such as cages and cavities having dimensions on the micrometric range. On the basis of the proposed model, we also show in which conditions confinement could generate an apparent time dependent probe mobility, thus allowing a proper interpretation of the transport process taking place in submicrometric compartments.

14. Transmission ellipsometry on unsupported film/pellicle: closed-form inversion

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Zaghloul, A. R. M.; Elshazly-Zaghloul, M.; Zaghloul, Y. A.

2007-09-01

We present a brief discussion of the transmission ellipsometric function of an unsupported film/pellicle optical structure. We also briefly discuss different ellipsometric techniques that could be used to characterize an unsupported film/pellicle. The current state of data reduction either uses forward curve-fitting techniques or other numerical methods to obtain the refractive index of the optical slab and its thickness. Both methods are dependent on a good starting point and use an iterative approach to minimize a merit function that consumes much valuable time and memory resources. We present closed-form formulas to obtain both the refractive index and thickness. We spare the reader successive and involved transformations and algebraic manipulations to arrive at the closed forms. We provide the reader with an easy-to- follow step-by-step algorithm to obtain the system parameters. Also, we present a closed-form formula for the refractive index using two, and more, sets of measurements. In addition, we discuss the effect of film-thickness multiplicity and its separation. Other technique-specific closed-form formulas are given for different ellipsometric techniques. We also present numerical simulation results that prove the accuracy of the closed-form formulas, and that revealed an interesting and useful characteristic that we utilize. We close by introducing a closed-form formula to calculate the ratio of the unsupported film/pellicle to that of the ambient, which could be used to determine either experimentally. The advantages of closed-form inversion over forward curve fitting and numerical methods are numerous, including: 1) a much higher speed of obtaining the problem solution that allows for real-time applications, 2) it does not require human judgments or intervention, 3) absolute stability, 4) much higher accuracy, 5) no need for close-to-solution starting values of the unknown parameter(s), 6) no errors introduced by the formulas themselves, 7) smart

15. General solution of linear vector supersymmetry

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Blasi, Alberto; Maggiore, Nicola

2007-01-01

We give the general solution of the Ward identity for the linear vector supersymmetry which characterizes all topological models. Such a solution, whose expression is quite compact and simple, greatly simplifies the study of theories displaying a supersymmetric algebraic structure, reducing to a few lines the proof of their possible finiteness. In particular, the cohomology technology, usually involved for the quantum extension of these theories, is completely bypassed. The case of Chern-Simons theory is taken as an example

16. Unsteady Stokes equations: Some complete general solutions

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making use of eq. (2), it is easy to see that the pressure is harmonic. Hence, on operating the Laplace operator on eq. (3), we find that the velocity vector satisfies the equation. ∇2. (. ∇2 −. 1 ν. ∂. ∂t. ) V = 0. (4). 1.1 A complete general solution of unsteady Stokes equations. Let (V, p) be any solution of (2) and (3). We define.

17. Generalized solutions of nonlinear partial differential equations

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Rosinger, EE

1987-01-01

During the last few years, several fairly systematic nonlinear theories of generalized solutions of rather arbitrary nonlinear partial differential equations have emerged. The aim of this volume is to offer the reader a sufficiently detailed introduction to two of these recent nonlinear theories which have so far contributed most to the study of generalized solutions of nonlinear partial differential equations, bringing the reader to the level of ongoing research.The essence of the two nonlinear theories presented in this volume is the observation that much of the mathematics concernin

18. Closed form formula for Mie scattering of nonparaxial analogues of Gaussian beams.

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Moore, Nicole J; Alonso, Miguel A

2008-04-14

A closed form formula is found for the Mie scattering coefficients of incident complex focus beams (which are a nonparaxial generalization of Gaussian beams) with any numerical aperture. This formula takes the compact form of multipoles evaluated at a single complex point. Included are the cases of incident scalar fields as well as electromagnetic fields with many polarizations, such as linear, circular, azimuthal and radial. Examples of incident radially and azimuthally polarized beams are presented.

19. Closed-Form Expressions for the Matrix Exponential

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2014-04-01

Full Text Available We discuss a method to obtain closed-form expressions of f(A, where f is an analytic function and A a square, diagonalizable matrix. The method exploits the Cayley–Hamilton theorem and has been previously reported using tools that are perhaps not sufficiently appealing to physicists. Here, we derive the results on which the method is based by using tools most commonly employed by physicists. We show the advantages of the method in comparison with standard approaches, especially when dealing with the exponential of low-dimensional matrices. In contrast to other approaches that require, e.g., solving differential equations, the present method only requires the construction of the inverse of the Vandermonde matrix. We show the advantages of the method by applying it to different cases, mostly restricting the calculational effort to the handling of two-by-two matrices.

20. Closed form fourier-based transmit beamforming for MIMO radar

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Lipor, John J.

2014-05-01

In multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radar setting, it is often desirable to design correlated waveforms such that power is transmitted only to a given set of locations, a process known as beampattern design. To design desired beam-pattern, current research uses iterative algorithms, first to synthesize the waveform covariance matrix, R, then to design the actual waveforms to realize R. In contrast to this, we present a closed form method to design R that exploits discrete Fourier transform and Toeplitz matrix. The resulting covariance matrix fulfills the practical constraints and performance is similar to that of iterative methods. Next, we present a radar architecture for the desired beampattern that does not require the synthesis of covariance matrix nor the design of correlated waveforms. © 2014 IEEE.

1. A closed-form unsupervised geometry-aware dimensionality reduction method in the Riemannian Manifold of SPD matrices.

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Congedo, M; Rodrigues, P L C; Bouchard, F; Barachant, A; Jutten, C

2017-07-01

Riemannian geometry has been found accurate and robust for classifying multidimensional data, for instance, in brain-computer interfaces based on electroencephalography. Given a number of data points on the manifold of symmetric positive-definite matrices, it is often of interest to embed these points in a manifold of smaller dimension. This is necessary for large dimensions in order to preserve accuracy and useful in general to speed up computations. Geometry-aware methods try to accomplish this task while respecting as much as possible the geometry of the original data points. We provide a closed-form solution for this problem in a fully unsupervised setting. Through the analysis of three brain-computer interface data bases we show that our method allows substantial dimensionality reduction without affecting the classification accuracy.

2. Kinetic parameter estimation using a closed-form expression via integration by parts.

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Zeng, Gengsheng L; Hernandez, Andrew; Kadrmas, Dan J; Gullberg, Grant T

2012-09-21

Dynamic emission computed tomographic imaging with compartment modeling can quantify in vivo physiologic processes, eliciting more information regarding underlying molecular disease processes than is obtained from static imaging. However, estimation of kinetic rate parameters for multi-compartment models can be computationally demanding and problematic due to local minima. A number of techniques for kinetic parameter estimation have been studied and are in use today, generally offering a tradeoff between computation time, robustness of fit and flexibility with differing sets of assumptions. This paper presents a means to eliminate all differential operations by using the integration-by-parts method to provide closed-form formulas, so that the mathematical model is less sensitive to data sampling and noise. A family of closed-form formulas are obtained. Computer simulations show that the proposed method is robust without having to specify the initial condition.

3. Kinetic parameter estimation using a closed-form expression via integration by parts

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Zeng, Gengsheng L.; Hernandez, Andrew; Kadrmas, Dan J.; Gullberg, Grant T.

2012-09-01

Dynamic emission computed tomographic imaging with compartment modeling can quantify in vivo physiologic processes, eliciting more information regarding underlying molecular disease processes than is obtained from static imaging. However, estimation of kinetic rate parameters for multi-compartment models can be computationally demanding and problematic due to local minima. A number of techniques for kinetic parameter estimation have been studied and are in use today, generally offering a tradeoff between computation time, robustness of fit and flexibility with differing sets of assumptions. This paper presents a means to eliminate all differential operations by using the integration-by-parts method to provide closed-form formulas, so that the mathematical model is less sensitive to data sampling and noise. A family of closed-form formulas are obtained. Computer simulations show that the proposed method is robust without having to specify the initial condition.

4. Generalization of the Randall–Sundrum solution

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A.V. Kisselev

2016-08-01

Full Text Available The generalization of the Randall–Sundrum solution for the warp factor exp⁡[σ(y] in the scenario with one extra coordinate y, non-factorizable space–time geometry and two branes is obtained. It is shown that the function obtained σ(y is symmetric with respect to an interchange of two branes. It also obeys the orbifold symmetry y→−y and explicitly reproduces jumps of its derivative on both branes. This solution is defined by the Einstein–Hilbert's equations up to a constant C. It is demonstrated that different values of C result in theories with quite different spectra of the Kaluza–Klein gravitons.

5. Single-spin precessing gravitational waveform in closed form

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Lundgren, Andrew; O'Shaughnessy, R.

2014-02-01

In coming years, gravitational-wave detectors should find black hole-neutron star (BH-NS) binaries, potentially coincident with astronomical phenomena like short gamma ray bursts. These binaries are expected to precess. Gravitational-wave science requires a tractable model for precessing binaries, to disentangle precession physics from other phenomena like modified strong field gravity, tidal deformability, or Hubble flow; and to measure compact object masses, spins, and alignments. Moreover, current searches for gravitational waves from compact binaries use templates where the binary does not precess and are ill-suited for detection of generic precessing sources. In this paper we provide a closed-form representation of the single-spin precessing waveform in the frequency domain by reorganizing the signal as a sum over harmonics, each of which resembles a nonprecessing waveform. This form enables simple analytic calculations of the Fisher matrix for use in template bank generation and coincidence metrics, and jump proposals to improve the efficiency of Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling. We have verified that for generic BH-NS binaries, our model agrees with the time-domain waveform to 2%. Straightforward extensions of the derivations outlined here (and provided in full online) allow higher accuracy and error estimates.

6. Bouncing solutions from generalized EoS

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Contreras, F. [Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Departamento de Matematicas, Santiago (Chile); Cruz, N.; Palma, G. [Universidad de Santiago, Departamento de Fisica, Santiago (Chile)

2017-12-15

We present an exact analytical bouncing solution for a closed universe filled with only one exotic fluid with negative pressure, obeying a generalized equation of state (GEoS) of the form p(ρ) = Aρ+Bρ{sup λ}, where A, B and λ are constants. In our solution A = -1/3, λ = 1/2, and B < 0 is kept as a free parameter. For particular values of the initial conditions, we find that our solution obeys the null energy condition (NEC), which allows us to reinterpret the matter source as that of a real scalar field, φ, with a positive kinetic energy and a potential V(φ). We numerically compute the scalar field as a function of time as well as its potential V(φ), and we find an analytical function for the potential that fits very accurately with the numerical data obtained. The shape of this potential can be well described by a Gaussian-type of function, and hence there is no spontaneous symmetry minimum of V(φ). We show numerically that the bouncing scenario is structurally stable in a small vicinity of the value A = -1/3. We also include the study of the evolution of the linear fluctuations due to linear perturbations in the metric. These perturbations show an oscillatory behavior near the bouncing and approach a constant at large scales. (orig.)

7. Closed Form Integration of Singular and Hypersingular Integrals in 3D BEM Formulations for Heat Conduction

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2012-01-01

Full Text Available The evaluation of the singular and hypersingular integrals that appear in three-dimensional boundary element formulations for heat diffusion, in the frequency domain, is presented in analytical form. This improves computational efficiency and accuracy. Numerical integrations using existing techniques based on standard Gaussian integration schemes that incorporate an enormous amount of sampling points are used to verify the solutions of singular integrals. For the hypersingular integrals the comparison is evaluated by making use of an analytical solution that is valid for circular domains, combined with a standard Gaussian integration scheme for the remaining boundary element domain. Closed form solutions for cylindrical inclusions (with null temperatures and null heat fluxes prescribed on the boundary are then derived and used to validate the three-dimensional boundary element formulations.

8. GENERAL SOLUTIONS FOR VISCOPLASTIC DEBRIS FLOW.

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Chen, Cheng-lung

1988-01-01

Theoretical velocity profile and theoretical pressure and concentration distributions for (steady) uniform debris flow in wide channels are derived from a generalized viscoplastic fluid (GVF) model without imposing R. A. Bagnold's assumption of constant grain concentration. Good agreement between the theoretical velocity profile and the experimental data of Japanese scientists strongly supports the validity of both the GVF model and the proposed method of solution from the model. It is shown that both E. C. Bingham and Bagnold versions (or submodels) of the GVF model can be used to simulate debris flow at the dynamic state. Although Bagnold's dilatant submodel appears to fit the Japanese data better than the Bingham submodel for flow of noncohesive grains, the choice between them is by no means clear-cut.

9. Closed-form algorithms for phase retrieval with an additive linear phase signal

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Kim, Wooshik

2010-01-01

The phase retrieval problem is a problem of reconstruction of a signal from the magnitude of its Fourier transform. In this paper, we consider the problem of reconstructing an unknown one dimensional signal from the magnitude of its Fourier transform and the magnitude of the Fourier transform of another signal that is made by the addition of a linear phase signal at the center of the original signal. Since there are two kinds of linear phase signals, i.e., symmetric and antisymmetric, we consider the two cases separately. After showing that there are exactly two solution signals that satisfy the given condition, we develop a closed-form algorithm that may reconstruct the two solution signals.

10. Closed form and geometric algorithms for real-time control of an avatar

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Semwall, S.K.; Hightower, R.; Stansfield, S.

1995-12-31

In a virtual environment with multiple participants, it is necessary that the users actions be replicated by synthetic human forms. Whole body digitizers would be the most realistic solution for capturing the individual participants human form, however the best of the digitizers available are not interactive and are therefore not suitable for real-time interaction. Usually, a limited number of sensors are used as constraints on the synthetic human form. Inverse kinematics algorithms are applied to satisfy these sensor constraints. These algorithms result in slower interaction because of their iterative nature, especially when there are a large number of participants. To support real-time interaction in a virtual environment, there is a need to generate closed for solutions and fast searching algorithms. In this paper, a new closed form solution for the arms (and legs) is developed using two magnetic sensors. In developing this solution, we use the biomechanical relationship between the lower arm and the upper arm to provide an analytical, non-iterative solution, We have also outlined a solution for the whole human body by using up to ten magnetic sensors to break the human skeleton into smaller kinematic chains. In developing our algorithms, we use the knowledge of natural body postures to generate faster solutions for real-time interaction.

11. Exact solution for the generalized Telegraph Fisher's equation

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Abdusalam, H.A.; Fahmy, E.S.

2009-01-01

In this paper, we applied the factorization scheme for the generalized Telegraph Fisher's equation and an exact particular solution has been found. The exact particular solution for the generalized Fisher's equation was obtained as a particular case of the generalized Telegraph Fisher's equation and the two-parameter solution can be obtained when n=2.

12. A General Solution for Troesch's Problem

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Hector Vazquez-Leal

2012-01-01

Full Text Available The homotopy perturbation method (HPM is employed to obtain an approximate solution for the nonlinear differential equation which describes Troesch’s problem. In contrast to other reported solutions obtained by using variational iteration method, decomposition method approximation, homotopy analysis method, Laplace transform decomposition method, and HPM method, the proposed solution shows the highest degree of accuracy in the results for a remarkable wide range of values of Troesch’s parameter.

13. Modelling Stochastic Route Choice Behaviours with a Closed-Form Mixed Logit Model

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Xinjun Lai

2015-01-01

Full Text Available A closed-form mixed Logit approach is proposed to model the stochastic route choice behaviours. It combines both the advantages of Probit and Logit to provide a flexible form in alternatives correlation and a tractable form in expression; besides, the heterogeneity in alternative variance can also be addressed. Paths are compared by pairs where the superiority of the binary Probit can be fully used. The Probit-based aggregation is also used for a nested Logit structure. Case studies on both numerical and empirical examples demonstrate that the new method is valid and practical. This paper thus provides an operational solution to incorporate the normal distribution in route choice with an analytical expression.

14. General classical solutions in the noncommutative CPN-1 model

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Foda, O.; Jack, I.; Jones, D.R.T.

2002-01-01

We give an explicit construction of general classical solutions for the noncommutative CP N-1 model in two dimensions, showing that they correspond to integer values for the action and topological charge. We also give explicit solutions for the Dirac equation in the background of these general solutions and show that the index theorem is satisfied

15. Direct Closed-Form Design of Finite Alphabet Constant Envelope Waveforms for Planar Array Beampatterns

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Bouchoucha, Taha

2015-05-01

Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) radar systems has attracted lately a lot of attention thanks to its advantage over the classical phased array radar systems. We site among these advantages the improvement of parametric identifiability, achievement of higher spatial resolution and design of complex beampatterns. In colocated multiple-input multiple-output radar systems, it is usually desirable to steer transmitted power in the region-of-interest in order to increase the Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) and reduce any undesired signal and thus improve the detection process. This problem is also known as transmit beampattern design. To achieve this goal, conventional methods optimize the waveform covariance matrix, R, for the desired beampattern, which is then used to generate the actual transmitted waveforms. Both steps require constrained optimization. Most of the existing methods use iterative algorithms to solve these problems, therefore their computational complexity is very high which makes them hard to use in practice especially for real time radar applications. In this paper, we provide a closed-form solution to design the covariance matrix for a given beampattern in the three dimensional space using planar arrays, which is then used to derive a novel closed-form algorithm to directly design the finite-alphabet constant-envelope waveforms. The proposed algorithm exploits the two-dimensional discrete Fourier transform which is implemented using fast Fourier transform algorithm. Consequently, the computational complexity of the proposed beampattern solution is very low allowing it to be used for large arrays to change the beampattern in real time. We also show that the number of required snapshots in each waveform depends on the beampattern and that it is less than the total number of transmit antennas. In addition, we show that the proposed waveform design method can be used with non symmetric beampatterns. The performance of our proposed algorithm compares

16. Closed-form dynamic stability criterion for elastic-plastic structures under near-fault ground motions

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Kotaro eKojima

2016-03-01

Full Text Available A dynamic stability criterion for elastic-plastic structures under near-fault ground motions is derived in closed-form. A negative post-yield stiffness is treated in order to consider the P-delta effect. The double impulse is used as a substitute of the fling-step near-fault ground motion. Since only the free-vibration appears under such double impulse, the energy approach plays a critical role in the derivation of the closed-form solution of a complicated elastic-plastic response of structures with the P-delta effect. It is remarkable that no iteration is needed in the derivation of the closed-form dynamic stability criterion on the critical elastic-plastic response. It is shown via the closed-form expression that several patterns of unstable behaviors exist depending on the ratio of the input level of the double impulse to the structural strength and on the ratio of the negative post-yield stiffness to the initial elastic stiffness. The validity of the proposed dynamic stability criterion is investigated by the numerical response analysis for structures under double impulses with stable or unstable parameters. Furthermore the reliability of the proposed theory is tested through the comparison with the response analysis to the corresponding one-cycle sinusoidal input as a representative of the fling-step near-fault ground motion. The applicability of the proposed theory to actual recorded pulse-type ground motions is also discussed.

17. General solution of the scattering equations

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Dolan, Louise [Department of Physics, University of North Carolina,Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (United States); Goddard, Peter [School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study,Princeton, NJ 08540 (United States)

2016-10-26

The scattering equations, originally introduced by Fairlie and Roberts in 1972 and more recently shown by Cachazo, He and Yuan to provide a kinematic basis for describing tree amplitudes for massless particles in arbitrary space-time dimension, have been reformulated in polynomial form. The scattering equations for N particles are equivalent to N−3 polynomial equations h{sub m}=0, 1≤m≤N−3, in N−3 variables, where h{sub m} has degree m and is linear in the individual variables. Facilitated by this linearity, elimination theory is used to construct a single variable polynomial equation, Δ{sub N}=0, of degree (N−3)! determining the solutions. Δ{sub N} is the sparse resultant of the system of polynomial scattering equations and it can be identified as the hyperdeterminant of a multidimensional matrix of border format within the terminology of Gel’fand, Kapranov and Zelevinsky. Macaulay’s Unmixedness Theorem is used to show that the polynomials of the scattering equations constitute a regular sequence, enabling the Hilbert series of the variety determined by the scattering equations to be calculated, independently showing that they have (N−3)! solutions.

18. Exact solutions to the generalized Lienard equation and its ...

and the solutions of the equation are applied to solve nonlinear wave equations with nonlin- ... Lienard equation (1) corresponds to the p = 2 case of the generalized Lienard equation. Some exact solutions of the generalized Lienard equation (2) and their applications have been ...... In order to make the left-hand side of eq.

19. The Euler equation for the BDJ correlation function of a many-fermion system when a closed form energy expression is used

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Mavrommatis, E.

1976-09-01

A closed form expression for the energy of a many-fermion system, given previously by Grypeos is generalized for the case of central state dependent potentials by providing the corresponding formulas for the state dependent radial distribution functions Gsub(i)(rsub(12)). The new expression together with two subsidiary conditions are then used for the derivation through functional variation of the Euler equation for the BDJ correlation function f(r). The approximate solution of the derived equation for large distances leads to a possible integral constraint and to an asymptotic expression for f(r), which are mostly the same as those obtained in a previous study, in which an energy expression truncated in the three-body terms was used. The main difference is that no fluctuations appear asymptotically in f(r). A discussion of the results obtained is also given

20. Closed form of the Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff formula for the generators of semisimple complex Lie algebras

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Matone, Marco

2016-01-01

Recently it has been introduced an algorithm for the Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff (BCH) formula, which extends the Van-Brunt and Visser recent results, leading to new closed forms of BCH formula. More recently, it has been shown that there are 13 types of such commutator algebras. We show, by providing the explicit solutions, that these include the generators of the semisimple complex Lie algebras. More precisely, for any pair, X, Y of the Cartan-Weyl basis, we find W, linear combination of X, Y, such that exp(X) exp(Y) = exp(W). The derivation of such closed forms follows, in part, by using the above mentioned recent results. The complete derivation is provided by considering the structure of the root system. Furthermore, if X, Y, and Z are three generators of the Cartan-Weyl basis, we find, for a wide class of cases, W, a linear combination of X, Y and Z, such that exp(X) exp(Y) exp(Z) = exp(W). It turns out that the relevant commutator algebras are type 1c-i, type 4 and type 5. A key result concerns an iterative application of the algorithm leading to relevant extensions of the cases admitting closed forms of the BCH formula. Here we provide the main steps of such an iteration that will be developed in a forthcoming paper. (orig.)

1. A general polynomial solution to convection–dispersion equation ...

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s12040-017-0820-4. A general polynomial solution to convection–dispersion equation using ... water pollution of groundwater, numerical models are increasingly used in .... to convective transport by water flow is negligi- ble. Equation (4) is ...

2. General solution for first order elliptic systems in the plane

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Mshimba, A.S.

1990-01-01

It is shown that a system of 2n real-valued partial differential equations of first order, which under certain assumptions can be transformed to the so-called 'complex normal form', admits a general solution. 15 refs

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YUSUF PANDIR. Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Arts, Bozok University, 66100 Yozgat, Turkey ... The extended trial equation method; generalized Zakharov–Kuznetsov equation; soliton solution; elliptic ... these, some new exact solutions are obtained by using the trial equation methods. Some of them ...

4. New exact solutions of the generalized Zakharov–Kuznetsov ...

In this paper, new exact solutions, including soliton, rational and elliptic integral function solutions, for the generalized Zakharov–Kuznetsov modified equal-width equation are obtained using a new approach called the extended trial equation method. In this discussion, a new version of the trial equation method for the ...

5. Minimal solution of general dual fuzzy linear systems

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Abbasbandy, S.; Otadi, M.; Mosleh, M.

2008-01-01

Fuzzy linear systems of equations, play a major role in several applications in various area such as engineering, physics and economics. In this paper, we investigate the existence of a minimal solution of general dual fuzzy linear equation systems. Two necessary and sufficient conditions for the minimal solution existence are given. Also, some examples in engineering and economic are considered

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proportional damping subjected to harmonic loads is considered. Modal substitution is employed to transform the coupled differential equations of motion from geometric to modal coordinates. As might be expected, the modal transformation does ...

7. A closed-form solution for a two-server heterogeneous retrial queue ...

Division of Knowledge and System Engineering for ICT, Faculty of Information Technology, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Department of Networked Systems and Services, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-117, Magyar tudo ´sok ko ¨ru ´tja 2, Budapest, Hungary; RGM College of ...

8. Exact closed form expressions for outage probability of GSC receivers over Rayleigh fading channel subject to self-interference

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Nam, Sungsik

2010-11-01

Previous work on performance analyses of generalized selection combining (GSC) RAKE receivers based on the signal to noise ratio focused on the development of methodologies to derive exact closed-form expressions for various performance measures. However, some open problems related to the performance evaluation of GSC RAKE receivers still remain to be solved such that an assessment of the impact of self-interference on the performance of GSC RAKE receivers. To have a full and exact understanding of the performance of GSC RAKE receivers, the outage probability of GSC RAKE receivers needs to be analyzed as closed-form expressions. The major difficulty in this problem is to derive some joint statistics of ordered exponential variates. With this motivation in mind, we capitalize in this paper on some new order statistics results to derive exact closed-form expressions for outage probability of GSC RAKE receivers subject to self-interference over independent and identically distributed Rayleigh fading channels. © 2010 IEEE.

9. A Generalized Field Theory: Charged Spherical Symmetric Solution

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Wanas, M. I.

1985-06-01

Three solutions with spherical symmetry are obtained for the field equations of the generalized field theory established recently by Mikhail and Wanas. The solutions found are in agreement with classical known results. The solution representing a generalized field, outside a spherical symmetric charged body, is found to have an extra term compared with the Reissner-Nordström metric. The space used for application is of type FIGI, so the solutions obtained correspond to a field in a matter-free space. A brief comparison between the solutions obtained and those given by other field theories is given. Two methods have been used to get physical results: the first is the type analysis, and the second is the comparison with classical known results by writing down the metric of the associated Riemannian space.

10. Numerical Solution of Laminar Incompressible Generalized Newtonian Fluids Flow

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Keslerová, R.; Kozel, K.

2009-09-01

This paper deals with the numerical solution of laminar viscous incompressible flows for generalized Newtonian (Newtonian and non-Newtonian) fluids in the branching channel. The mathematical model is the generalized system of Navier-Stokes equations. The right hand side of this system is defined by power-law model. The finite volume method combined with an artificial compressibility method is used for spatial discretization. For time discretization the explicit multistage Runge-Kutta numerical scheme is considered. Numerical solution is divided into two parts, steady and unsteady. Steady state solution is achieved for t→∞ using steady boundary conditions and followed by steady residual behavior. For unsteady solution a dual-time stepping method is considered. Numerical results for flows in two dimensional and three dimensional branching channel are presented.

11. Isotropic extensions of the vacuum solutions in general relativity

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Molina, C. [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), SP (Brazil); Martin-Moruno, Prado [Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand); Gonzalez-Diaz, Pedro F. [Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid (Spain)

2012-07-01

Full text: Spacetimes described by spherically symmetric solutions of Einstein's equations are of paramount importance both in astrophysical applications and theoretical considerations. And among those, black holes are highlighted. In vacuum, Birkhoff's theorem and its generalizations to non-asymptotically flat cases uniquely fix the metric as the Schwarzschild, Schwarzschild-de Sitter or Schwarzschild-anti-de Sitter geometries, the vacuum solutions of the usual general relativity with zero, positive or negative values for the cosmological constant, respectively. In this work we are mainly interested in black holes in a cosmological environment. Of the two main assumptions of the cosmological principle, homogeneity is lost when compact objects are considered. Nevertheless isotropy is still possible, and we enforce this condition. Within this context, we investigate spatially isotropic solutions close - continuously deformable - to the usual vacuum solutions. We obtain isotropic extensions of the usual spherically symmetric vacuum geometries in general relativity. Exact and perturbative solutions are derived. Maximal extensions are constructed and their causal structures are discussed. The classes of geometries obtained include black holes in compact and non-compact universes, wormholes in the interior region of cosmological horizons, and anti-de Sitter geometries with excess/deficit solid angle. The tools developed here are applicable in more general contexts, with extensions subjected to other constraints. (author)

12. A subsequent closed-form description of propagated signaling phenomena in the membrane of an axon

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Melendy, Robert. F.

2016-05-01

I recently introduced a closed-form description of propagated signaling phenomena in the membrane of an axon [R.F. Melendy, Journal of Applied Physics 118, 244701 (2015)]. Those results demonstrate how intracellular conductance, the thermodynamics of magnetization, and current modulation, function together in generating an action potential in a unified, closed-form description. At present, I report on a subsequent closed-form model that unifies intracellular conductance and the thermodynamics of magnetization, with the membrane electric field, Em. It's anticipated this work will compel researchers in biophysics, physical biology, and the computational neurosciences, to probe deeper into the classical and quantum features of membrane magnetization and signaling, informed by the computational features of this subsequent model.

13. A subsequent closed-form description of propagated signaling phenomena in the membrane of an axon

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Melendy, Robert F., E-mail: rfmelendy@liberty.edu [School of Engineering and Computational Science, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, 24515 (United States)

2016-05-15

I recently introduced a closed-form description of propagated signaling phenomena in the membrane of an axon [R.F. Melendy, Journal of Applied Physics 118, 244701 (2015)]. Those results demonstrate how intracellular conductance, the thermodynamics of magnetization, and current modulation, function together in generating an action potential in a unified, closed-form description. At present, I report on a subsequent closed-form model that unifies intracellular conductance and the thermodynamics of magnetization, with the membrane electric field, E{sub m}. It’s anticipated this work will compel researchers in biophysics, physical biology, and the computational neurosciences, to probe deeper into the classical and quantum features of membrane magnetization and signaling, informed by the computational features of this subsequent model.

14. Closed-form Static Analysis with Inertia Relief and Displacement-Dependent Loads Using a MSC/NASTRAN DMAP Alter

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Barnett, Alan R.; Widrick, Timothy W.; Ludwiczak, Damian R.

1995-01-01

15. Closed-form static analysis with inertia relief and displacement-dependent loads using a MSC/NASTRAN DMAP Alter

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Barnett, Alan R.; Widrick, Timothy W.; Ludwiczak, Damian R.

1995-01-01

16. General scalar-tensor cosmology: analytical solutions via noether symmetry

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Massaeli, Erfan; Motaharfar, Meysam; Sepangi, Hamid Reza [Shahid Beheshti University, Department of Physics, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2017-02-15

We analyze the cosmology of a general scalar-tensor theory which encompasses generalized Brans-Dicke theory, Gauss-Bonnet gravity, non-minimal derivative gravity, generalized Galilean gravity and also the general k-essence type models. Instead of taking into account phenomenological considerations we adopt a Noether symmetry approach, as a physical criterion, to single out the form of undetermined functions in the action. These specified functions symmetrize equations of motion in the simplest possible form which result in exact solutions. Demanding de Sitter, power-law and bouncing universe solutions in the absence and presence of matter density leads to exploring new as well as well-investigated models. We show that there are models for which the dynamics of the system allows a transition from a decelerating phase (matter dominated era) to an accelerating phase (dark energy epoch) and could also lead to general Brans-Dicke with string correction without a self-interaction potential. Furthermore, we classify the models based on a phantom or quintessence dark energy point of view. Finally, we obtain the condition for stability of a de Sitter solution for which the solution is an attractor of the system. (orig.)

17. Estimation of Ship Long-term Wave-induced Bending Moment using Closed-Form Expressions

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Jensen, Jørgen Juncher; Mansour, A. E.

2002-01-01

A semi-analytical approach is used to derive frequency response functions and standard deviations for the wave-induced bending moment amidships for mono-hull ships. The results are given as closed-form expressions and the required input information for the procedure is restricted to the main......-empirical closed-form expression for the skewness. The effect of whipping is included by assuming that whipping and wave-induced responses are conditionally independent given Hs. The procedure is simple and can be used to make quick estimates of the design wave bending moment at the conceptual design phase...

18. Periodic solution for the stochastic chemostat with general response function

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Wang, Liang; Jiang, Daqing

2017-11-01

This paper addresses a stochastic chemostat model with periodic dilution rate and general class of response functions. The general functional response is assumed to satisfy two classifications of conditions, and these assumptions on the functional response are relative weak that are valid for many forms of growth response. For the chemostat with periodic dilution rate, we derive the sufficient criteria for the existence of the stochastic nontrivial positive periodic solution, by utilizing Khasminskii's theory on periodic Markov process.

19. Classification of single travelling wave solutions to the generalized ...

c Indian Academy of Sciences. Vol. 80, No. 5. — journal of. May 2013 physics pp. 771–783. Classification of single travelling wave solutions to the generalized Zakharov–Kuznetsov equation ... linear ion-acoustic waves in a strongly magnetized lossless plasma composed of cold ions and hot isothermal electrons [10].

20. Solitary wave solution to a singularly perturbed generalized Gardner ...

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Home; Journals; Pramana – Journal of Physics; Volume 88; Issue 4. Solitary wave solution to a singularly perturbed generalized ... Proceedings of the International Workshop/Conference on Computational Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science (IWCCMP-2015). Posted on November 27, 2015. Guest Editors: ...

1. On The Existence And Uniqueness Of Solutions Of A Generalized ...

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In this paper, the existence and uniqueness theorem for the solutions of the initial value problem (1.1), (1.2) and (3.12) shall be proven, where the function f, in (1.1) and (3.12) satisfy generalized Lipschitz continuous. IFE Journal of Science Vol. 9 (2) 2007 pp. 241-246 ...

2. General analytical shakedown solution for structures with kinematic hardening materials

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Guo, Baofeng; Zou, Zongyuan; Jin, Miao

2016-09-01

The effect of kinematic hardening behavior on the shakedown behaviors of structure has been investigated by performing shakedown analysis for some specific problems. The results obtained only show that the shakedown limit loads of structures with kinematic hardening model are larger than or equal to those with perfectly plastic model of the same initial yield stress. To further investigate the rules governing the different shakedown behaviors of kinematic hardening structures, the extended shakedown theorem for limited kinematic hardening is applied, the shakedown condition is then proposed, and a general analytical solution for the structural shakedown limit load is thus derived. The analytical shakedown limit loads for fully reversed cyclic loading and non-fully reversed cyclic loading are then given based on the general solution. The resulting analytical solution is applied to some specific problems: a hollow specimen subjected to tension and torsion, a flanged pipe subjected to pressure and axial force and a square plate with small central hole subjected to biaxial tension. The results obtained are compared with those in literatures, they are consistent with each other. Based on the resulting general analytical solution, rules governing the general effects of kinematic hardening behavior on the shakedown behavior of structure are clearly.

3. Approximating a common solution of a finite family of generalized ...

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In this paper, we introduce and investigate an iterative scheme for finding a common element of the set of common solutions of a finite family of generalized equilibrium problems and the set of fixed points of a Lipschitz and hemicontractive-type multi-valued mapping. We obtain strong convergence theorems of the proposed ...

4. A New Solution for Einstein Field Equation in General Relativity

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2006-05-01

There are different solutions for Einstein field equation in general relativity that they have been proposed by different people the most important solutions are Schwarzchild, Reissner Nordstrom, Kerr and Kerr Newmam. However, each one of these solutions limited to special case. I've found a new solution for Einstein field equation which is more complete than all previous ones and this solution contains the previous solutions as its special forms. In this talk I will present my new metric for Einstein field equation and the Christofel symbols and Richi and Rieman tensor components for the new metric that I have calculated them by GR TENSOR software. As a result I will determine the actual movement of black holes which is different From Kerr black hole's movement. Finally this new solution predicts, existence of a new and constant field in the nature (that nobody can found it up to now), so in this talk I will introduce this new field and even I will calculate the amount of this field. SADEGH MOUSAVI, Amirkabir University of Technology.

5. New generalized Noh solutions for HEDP hydrocode verification

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Velikovich, A. L.; Giuliani, J. L.; Zalesak, S. T.; Tangri, V.

2017-10-01

The classic Noh solution describing stagnation of a cold ideal gas in a strong accretion shock wave has been the workhorse of compressible hydrocode verification for over three decades. We describe a number of its generalizations available for HEDP code verification. First, for an ideal gas, we have obtained self-similar solutions that describe adiabatic convergence either of a finite-pressure gas into an empty cavity or of a finite-amplitude sound wave into a uniform resting gas surrounding the center or axis of symmetry. At the moment of collapse such a flow produces a uniform gas whose velocity at each point is constant and directed towards the axis or the center, i. e. the initial condition similar to the classic solution but with a finite pressure of the converging gas. After that, a constant-velocity accretion shock propagates into the incident gas whose pressure and velocity profiles are not flat, in contrast with the classic solution. Second, for an arbitrary equation of state, we demonstrate the existence of self-similar solutions of the Noh problem in cylindrical and spherical geometry. Examples of such solutions with a three-term equation of state that includes cold, thermal ion/lattice, and thermal electron contributions are presented for aluminum and copper. These analytic solutions are compared to our numerical simulation results as an example of their use for code verification. Work supported by the US DOE/NNSA.

6. Closed form of optimal current waveform for class-F PA up to fourth ...

Abstract. In this paper, rigorous analytical derivation of the coefficients of optimal current waveform for class-F power amplifier (PA) up to fourth harmonic (dc, 1st,. 2nd and 4th harmonic) is presented. The coefficients of the optimal current waveform along with related maximum attainable efficiency are provided in closed form ...

7. Effective closed form mathematical approach to determine kinetic constants of NR vulcanized with sulphur and accelerators at different concentrations

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Milani, Gabriele, E-mail: milani@stru.polimi.it, E-mail: gabriele.milani@polimi.it [Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milan (Italy); Hanel, Thomas; Donetti, Raffaella [Pirelli Tyre, Via Alberto e Piero Pirelli 25, 20126 Milan (Italy); Milani, Federico [CHEMCO Consultant, Via J.F. Kennedy 2, 45030 Occhiobello (Italy)

2015-03-10

The basic reaction scheme due to Han and co-workers for NR vulcanized with sulphur is adopted and modified taking into account the single contributions of the different accelerators, focusing in particular on some experimental data ad hoc obtained at Pirelli’s laboratories, where NR was vulcanized at different temperatures (from 150 to 180 °C) and concentrations of sulphur, using TBBS and DPG in the mixture as co-agents. Typically, the chain reactions are initiated by the formation of macro-compounds that are responsible of the formation of the unmatured crosslinked polymer. This first reaction depends on the reciprocal concentrations of all components and their chemical nature. In presence of two accelerators, it was considered that the reactions between each single accelerator and the NR raw material occur in parallel, making the reasonable assumption that there are no mutual reactions between the two accelerators. From the kinetic scheme adopted, a closed form solution was found for the crosslink density, with the only limitation that the induction period is excluded from computations. Even kinetic constants are evaluated in closed form, avoiding a numerically demanding least-squares best fitting on rheometer experimental data. Two series of experiments available, relying into rheometer curves at different temperatures and different concentrations of sulphur and accelerator, are utilized to evaluate the fitting capabilities of the mathematical model. Very good agreement between numerical output and experimental data is experienced in all cases analysed.

8. MSC/NASTRAN DMAP Alter Used for Closed-Form Static Analysis With Inertia Relief and Displacement-Dependent Loads

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1996-01-01

9. CLOSED FORM MODELING OF CROSSTALK FOR DISTRIBUTED RLCG ON-CHIP INTERCONNECTS USING DIFFERENCE MODEL APPROACH

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Rajib Kar

2010-03-01

proposes a difference model approach to derive crosstalk in the transform domain. A closed form solution for crosstalk is obtained by incorporating initial conditions using difference model approach for distributed RLCG interconnects. We have proposed an explicit expression for the estimation of cross-talk noise. Our model considers both lossless components (i.e. L, C and lossy components (i.e. R, G. The SPICE simulation justifies the accuracy of our proposed approach.

10. Generalized Asymptotically Almost Periodic and Generalized Asymptotically Almost Automorphic Solutions of Abstract Multiterm Fractional Differential Inclusions

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G. M. N’Guérékata

2018-01-01

Full Text Available The main aim of this paper is to investigate generalized asymptotical almost periodicity and generalized asymptotical almost automorphy of solutions to a class of abstract (semilinear multiterm fractional differential inclusions with Caputo derivatives. We illustrate our abstract results with several examples and possible applications.

11. Particular solutions of generalized Euler-Poisson-Darboux equation

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Rakhila B. Seilkhanova

2015-01-01

Full Text Available In this article we consider the generalized Euler-Poisson-Darboux equation $${u}_{tt}+\\frac{2\\gamma }{t}{{u}_{t}}={u}_{xx}+{u}_{yy} +\\frac{2\\alpha }{x}{{u}_{x}}+\\frac{2\\beta }{y}{{u}_y},\\quad x>0,\\;y>0,\\;t>0.$$ We construct particular solutions in an explicit form expressed by the Lauricella hypergeometric function of three variables. Properties of each constructed solutions have been investigated in sections of surfaces of the characteristic cone. Precisely, we prove that found solutions have singularity $1/r$ at $r\\to 0$, where ${{r}^2}={{( x-{{x}_0}}^2}+{{( y-{{y}_0}}^2}-{{( t-{{t}_0}}^2}$.

12. Numerical solution of pipe flow problems for generalized Newtonian fluids

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Samuelsson, K.

1993-01-01

In this work we study the stationary laminar flow of incompressible generalized Newtonian fluids in a pipe with constant arbitrary cross-section. The resulting nonlinear boundary value problems can be written in a variational formulation and solved using finite elements and the augmented Lagrangian method. The solution of the boundary value problem is obtained by finding a saddle point of the augmented Lagrangian. In the algorithm the nonlinear part of the equations is treated locally and the solution is obtained by iteration between this nonlinear problem and a global linear problem. For the solution of the linear problem we use the SSOR preconditioned conjugate gradient method. The approximating problem is solved on a sequence of adaptively refined grids. A scheme for adjusting the value of the crucial penalization parameter of the augmented Lagrangian is proposed. Applications to pipe flow and a problem from the theory of capacities are given. (author) (34 refs.)

13. A database for extract solutions in general relativity

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Horvath, I.; Horvath, Zs.; Lukacs, B.

1993-07-01

The field of equations of General Relativity are coupled second order partial differential equations. Therefore no general method is known to generate solutions for prescribed initial and boundary conditions. In addition, the meaning of the particular coordinates cannot be known until the metric is not found. Therefore the result must permit arbitrary coordinate transformations, i.e. most kinds of approximating methods are improper. So exact solutions are necessary and each one is an individual product. For storage, retrieval and comparison database handling techniques are needed. A database of 1359 articles is shown (cross-referred at least once) published in 156 more important journals. It can be handled by dBase III plus on IBM PC's. (author) 5 refs.; 5 tabs

14. Quantum solutions for Prisoner's Dilemma game with general parameters

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Sun, Z.W.; Jin, H.; Zhao, H.

2008-01-01

The quantum game of the Prisoner's Dilemma with general payoff matrix was studied in L. Marinatto and T. Weber's scheme presented in [Phys. Lett. A 272 (2000) 291, so that the results of two schemes of the quantum game can be compared. The Nash equilibria and the solutions of the game are obtained. They are related to initial state, matrix parameters and the intervals among the parameters. It can be concluded from the results that the quantum PD game in Marinatto and Weber's scheme matches the one in Eisert et al.'s scheme, one with general unitary operations.

15. Automatic computation and solution of generalized harmonic balance equations

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Peyton Jones, J. C.; Yaser, K. S. A.; Stevenson, J.

2018-02-01

Generalized methods are presented for generating and solving the harmonic balance equations for a broad class of nonlinear differential or difference equations and for a general set of harmonics chosen by the user. In particular, a new algorithm for automatically generating the Jacobian of the balance equations enables efficient solution of these equations using continuation methods. Efficient numeric validation techniques are also presented, and the combined algorithm is applied to the analysis of dc, fundamental, second and third harmonic response of a nonlinear automotive damper.

16. Generalized Fokker-Planck equation: Derivation and exact solutions

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Denisov, S. I.; Horsthemke, W.; Hänggi, P.

2009-04-01

We derive the generalized Fokker-Planck equation associated with the Langevin equation (in the Ito sense) for an overdamped particle in an external potential driven by multiplicative noise with an arbitrary distribution of the increments of the noise generating process. We explicitly consider this equation for various specific types of noises, including Poisson white noise and Lévy stable noise, and show that it reproduces all Fokker-Planck equations that are known for these noises. Exact analytical, time-dependent and stationary solutions of the generalized Fokker-Planck equation are derived and analyzed in detail for the cases of a linear, a quadratic, and a tailored potential.

17. A general method for enclosing solutions of interval linear equations

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Rohn, Jiří

2012-01-01

Roč. 6, č. 4 (2012), s. 709-717 ISSN 1862-4472 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA201/09/1957; GA ČR GC201/08/J020 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10300504 Keywords : interval linear equations * solution set * enclosure * absolute value inequality Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics Impact factor: 1.654, year: 2012

18. Analytical Solution of Generalized Space-Time Fractional Cable Equation

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Ram K. Saxena; Zivorad Tomovski; Trifce Sandev

2015-01-01

In this paper, we consider generalized space-time fractional cable equation in presence of external source. By using the Fourier-Laplace transform we obtain the Green function in terms of infinite series in H-functions. The fractional moments of the fundamental solution are derived and their asymptotic behavior in the short and long time limit is analyzed. Some previously obtained results are compared with those presented in this paper. By using the Bernstein characterization theorem we find ...

19. Magnetotail equilibrium theory - The general three-dimensional solution

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Birn, J.

1987-01-01

The general magnetostatic equilibrium problem for the geomagnetic tail is reduced to the solution of ordinary differential equations and ordinary integrals. The theory allows the integration of the self-consistent magnetotail equilibrium field from the knowledge of four functions of two space variables: the neutral sheet location, the total pressure, the magnetic field strength, and the z component of the magnetic field at the neutral sheet.

20. SU-F-T-144: Analytical Closed Form Approximation for Carbon Ion Bragg Curves in Water

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Tuomanen, S; Moskvin, V; Farr, J [St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN (United States)

2016-06-15

Purpose: Semi-empirical modeling is a powerful computational method in radiation dosimetry. A set of approximations exist for proton ion depth dose distribution (DDD) in water. However, the modeling is more complicated for carbon ions due to fragmentation. This study addresses this by providing and evaluating a new methodology for DDD modeling of carbon ions in water. Methods: The FLUKA, Monte Carlo (MC) general-purpose transport code was used for simulation of carbon DDDs for energies of 100–400 MeV in water as reference data model benchmarking. Based on Thomas Bortfeld’s closed form equation approximating proton Bragg Curves as a basis, we derived the critical constants for a beam of Carbon ions by applying models of radiation transport by Lee et. al. and Geiger to our simulated Carbon curves. We hypothesized that including a new exponential (κ) residual distance parameter to Bortfeld’s fluence reduction relation would improve DDD modeling for carbon ions. We are introducing an additional term to be added to Bortfeld’s equation to describe fragmentation tail. This term accounts for the pre-peak dose from nuclear fragments (NF). In the post peak region, the NF transport will be treated as new beams utilizing the Glauber model for interaction cross sections and the Abrasion- Ablation fragmentation model. Results: The carbon beam specific constants in the developed model were determined to be : p= 1.75, β=0.008 cm-1, γ=0.6, α=0.0007 cm MeV, σmono=0.08, and the new exponential parameter κ=0.55. This produced a close match for the plateau part of the curve (max deviation 6.37%). Conclusion: The derived semi-empirical model provides an accurate approximation of the MC simulated clinical carbon DDDs. This is the first direct semi-empirical simulation for the dosimetry of therapeutic carbon ions. The accurate modeling of the NF tail in the carbon DDD will provide key insight into distal edge dose deposition formation.

1. Exact solutions of the Bach field equations of general relativity

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Fiedler, B.; Schimming, R.

1980-02-01

Conformally invariant gravitational field equations on the hand and fourth order field equations on the other were discussed in the early history of general relativity (Weyl Einstein, Bach et al.) and have recently gained some new interest (Deser, P. Günther, Treder, et al.). The equations Bαβ=0 or Bαβ= ϰTαβ, where Bαβ denotes the Bach tensor and Tαβ a suitable energy-momentum tensor, possess both the mentioned properties. We construct exact solutions ds2= gαβdxαdxβ of the Bach equations: (2, 2)-decomposable, centrally symmetric and pp-wave solutions. The gravitational field gαβ is coupled by Bαβ= ϰTαβ to an electromagnetic field Fαβ=- Fαβ obeying the Maxwell equations or to a neutrino field ϕ A obeying the Weyl equations respectively. Among interesting new metrics ds2 there appear some physically well-known ones, such as the De Sitter universe, the Weyl-Trefftz metric. and the plane-fronted gravitational waves with parallel rays (pp-waves) known from Einstein's theory. The solutions are built up by means of special techniques: A separation method for (2, 2)-decomposable solutions, simplification of centrally symmetric metrics by a suitable conformal transformation, and complex function methods for pp-wave solutions.

2. A tunable closed form model for the structure function of tropospheric delay

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Merryman Boncori, John Peter; Mohr, Johan Jacob

2008-01-01

Several interferometric synthetic aperture radar applications could benefit from the availability of a closed-form model for the second-order statistics of atmospheric delay. Due to the variability of the latter, it would also be desirable for the model to be tunable to some acquisition......-specific information, describing the atmospheric state. In this letter, a closed-form expression for the zenith delay structure function of tropospheric propagation delay is derived from a two-regime power spectral density function reported in the literature. The power at a specific spatial frequency is used as a free...... model parameter, which may be tuned to available measurements or, in the absence of these, to atmospheric statistics. The latter approach is used to compare the derived model with previously published results....

3. A new closed-form thermodynamic model for thermal simulation of spark ignition internal combustion engines

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2015-01-01

Highlights: • A new closed-form thermal model was developed for SI engines. • Various irreversibilities of real engines were integrated into the model. • The accuracy of the model was examined on two real SI engines. • The superiority of the model to previous closed-form models was shown. • Accuracy and losses were studied over the operating range of engines. - Abstract: A closed form model based on finite speed thermodynamics, FST, modified to consider various losses was developed on Otto cycle. In this regard, the governing equations of the finite speed thermodynamics were developed for expansion/compression processes while heat absorption/rejection of the Otto cycle was determined based on finite time thermodynamics, FTT. In addition, other irreversibility including power loss caused by heat transfer through the cylinder walls and irreversibility due to throttling process was integrated into the model. The developed model was verified by implementing on two different spark ignition internal combustion engines and the results of modeling were compared with experimental results as well as FTT model. It was found that the developed model was not only very simple in use like a closed form thermodynamic model, but also it models a real spark ignition engine with reasonable accuracy. The error in predicting the output power at rated operating range of the engine was 39%, while in the case of the FTT model, this figure was 167.5%. This comparison for predicting thermal efficiency was +7% error (as difference) for the developed model compared to +39.4% error of FTT model.

4. Closed-Form Exact Inverses of the Weakly Singular and Hypersingular Operators On Disks

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Hiptmair, Ralf; Jerez-Hanckes, Carlos; Urzua-Torres, Carolina

2017-01-01

We introduce new boundary integral operators which are the exact inverses of the weakly singular and hypersingular operators for the Laplacian on flat disks. Moreover, we provide explicit closed forms for them and prove the continuity and ellipticity of their corresponding bilinear forms in the natural Sobolev trace spaces. This permit us to derive new Calder\\'on-type identities that can provide the foundation for optimal operator preconditioning in Galerkin boundary element methods.

5. Exact closed-form expression for the inverse moments of one-sided correlated Gram matrices

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Elkhalil, Khalil

2016-08-15

In this paper, we derive a closed-form expression for the inverse moments of one sided-correlated random Gram matrices. Such a question is mainly motivated by applications in signal processing and wireless communications for which evaluating this quantity is a question of major interest. This is for instance the case of the best linear unbiased estimator, in which the average estimation error corresponds to the first inverse moment of a random Gram matrix.

6. Closed-form expressions for flip angle variation that maximize total signal in T1-weighted rapid gradient echo MRI.

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Drobnitzky, Matthias; Klose, Uwe

2017-03-01

Magnetization-prepared rapid gradient-echo (MPRAGE) sequences are commonly employed for T1-weighted structural brain imaging. Following a contrast preparation radiofrequency (RF) pulse, the data acquisition proceeds under nonequilibrium conditions of the relaxing longitudinal magnetization. Variation of the flip angle can be used to maximize total available signal. Simulated annealing or greedy algorithms have so far been published to numerically solve this problem, with signal-to-noise ratios optimized for clinical imaging scenarios by adhering to a predefined shape of the signal evolution. We propose an unconstrained optimization of the MPRAGE experiment that employs techniques from resource allocation theory. A new dynamic programming solution is introduced that yields closed-form expressions for optimal flip angle variation. Flip angle series are proposed that maximize total transverse magnetization (Mxy) for a range of physiologic T1 values. A 3D MPRAGE sequence is modified to allow for a controlled variation of the excitation angle. Experiments employing a T1 contrast phantom are performed at 3T. 1D acquisitions without phase encoding permit measurement of the temporal development of Mxy. Image mean signal and standard deviation for reference flip angle trains are compared in 2D measurements. Signal profiles at sharp phantom edges are acquired to access image blurring related to nonuniform Mxy development. A novel closed-form expression for flip angle variation is found that constitutes the optimal policy to reach maximum total signal. It numerically equals previously published results of other authors when evaluated under their simplifying assumptions. Longitudinal magnetization (Mz) is exhaustively used without causing abrupt changes in the measured MR signal, which is a prerequisite for artifact free images. Phantom experiments at 3T verify the expected benefit for total accumulated k-space signal when compared with published flip angle series. Describing

7. General terms and rigidity: another solution to the trivialization problem

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Eleonora Orlando

2014-06-01

Full Text Available In this paper I am concerned with the problem of applying the notion of rigidity to general terms. In Naming and Necessity, Kripke has clearly suggested that we should include some general terms among the rigid ones, namely, those common nouns semantically correlated with natural substances, species and phenomena, in general, natural kinds -'water', 'tiger', 'heat'- and some adjectives -'red', 'hot', 'loud'. However, the notion of rigidity has been defined for singular terms; after all, the notion that Kripke has provided us with is the notion of a rigid designator. But general terms do not designate single individuals: rather, they apply to many of them. In sum, the original concept of rigidity cannot be straightforwardly applied to general terms: it has to be somehow redefined in order to make it cover them. As is known, two main positions have been put forward to accomplish that task: the identity of designation conception, according to which a rigid general term is one that designates the same property or kind in all possible worlds, and the essentialist conception, which conceives of a rigid general term as an essentialist one, namely, a term that expresses an essential property of an object. My purpose in the present paper is to defend a particular version of the identity of designation conception: on the proposed approach, a rigid general term will be one that expresses the same property in all possible worlds and names the property it expresses. In my opinion, the position can be established on the basis of an inference to the best explanation of our intuitive interpretation and evaluation, relative to counterfactual circumstances, of statements containing different kinds of general terms, which is strictly analogous to our intuitive interpretation and evaluation, relative to such circumstances, of statements containing different kinds of singular ones. I will argue that it is possible to offer a new solution to the trivialization

8. On generalized Melvin solution for the Lie algebra E6

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Bolokhov, S.V.; Ivashchuk, V.D.

2017-01-01

A multidimensional generalization of Melvin's solution for an arbitrary simple Lie algebra G is considered. The gravitational model in D dimensions, D ≥ 4, contains n 2-forms and l ≥ n scalar fields, where n is the rank of G. The solution is governed by a set of n functions H s (z) obeying n ordinary differential equations with certain boundary conditions imposed. It was conjectured earlier that these functions should be polynomials (the so-called fluxbrane polynomials). The polynomials H s (z), s = 1,.., 6, for the Lie algebra E 6 are obtained and a corresponding solution for l = n = 6 is presented. The polynomials depend upon integration constants Q s , s = 1,.., 6. They obey symmetry and duality identities. The latter ones are used in deriving asymptotic relations for solutions at large distances. The power-law asymptotic relations for E 6 -polynomials at large z are governed by the integer-valued matrix ν = A -1 (I + P), where A -1 is the inverse Cartan matrix, I is the identity matrix and P is a permutation matrix, corresponding to a generator of the Z 2 -group of symmetry of the Dynkin diagram. The 2-form fluxes Φ s , s = 1,.., 6, are calculated. (orig.)

9. A closed-form formulation for the build-up factor and absorbed energy for photons and electrons in the Compton energy range in Cartesian geometry

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Borges, Volnei; Vilhena, Marco Tullio; Fernandes, Julio Cesar Lombaldo

2011-01-01

In this work, we report on a closed-form formulation for the build-up factor and absorbed energy, in one and two dimensional Cartesian geometry for photons and electrons, in the Compton energy range. For the one-dimensional case we use the LTS N method, assuming the Klein-Nishina scattering kernel for the determination of the angular radiation intensity for photons. We apply the two-dimensional LTS N nodal solution for the averaged angular radiation evaluation for the two-dimensional case, using the Klein-Nishina kernel for photons and the Compton kernel for electrons. From the angular radiation intensity we construct a closed-form solution for the build-up factor and evaluate the absorbed energy. We present numerical simulations and comparisons against results from the literature. (author)

10. A closed-form formulation for the build-up factor and absorbed energy for photons and electrons in the Compton energy range in Cartesian geometry

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Borges, Volnei; Vilhena, Marco Tullio, E-mail: borges@ufrgs.b, E-mail: vilhena@pq.cnpq.b [Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (PROMEC/UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil). Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Engenharia Mecanica; Fernandes, Julio Cesar Lombaldo, E-mail: julio.lombaldo@ufrgs.b [Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (DMPA/UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil). Dept. de Matematica Pura e Aplicada. Programa de Pos Graduacao em Matematica Aplicada

2011-07-01

In this work, we report on a closed-form formulation for the build-up factor and absorbed energy, in one and two dimensional Cartesian geometry for photons and electrons, in the Compton energy range. For the one-dimensional case we use the LTS{sub N} method, assuming the Klein-Nishina scattering kernel for the determination of the angular radiation intensity for photons. We apply the two-dimensional LTS{sub N} nodal solution for the averaged angular radiation evaluation for the two-dimensional case, using the Klein-Nishina kernel for photons and the Compton kernel for electrons. From the angular radiation intensity we construct a closed-form solution for the build-up factor and evaluate the absorbed energy. We present numerical simulations and comparisons against results from the literature. (author)

11. Exact Solutions of a Generalized Weighted Scale Free Network

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Li Tan

2013-01-01

Full Text Available We investigate a class of generalized weighted scale-free networks, where the new vertex connects to m pairs of vertices selected preferentially. The key contribution of this paper is that, from the standpoint of random processes, we provide rigorous analytic solutions for the steady state distributions, including the vertex degree distribution, the vertex strength distribution and the edge weight distribution. Numerical simulations indicate that this network model yields three power law distributions for the vertex degrees, vertex strengths and edge weights, respectively.

12. A general solution to some plane problems of micropolar elasticity

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Warren, William E.; Byskov, Esben

2008-01-01

that micropolar effects are most significant in material regions subjected to large deformation gradients. Specific results are presented for the classical crack problem, the half plane loaded uniformly on the surface, Flamant's problem, and the circular cylinder compressed by equal and opposite oncentrated......We obtain a general solution to the field equations of plane micropolar elasticity for materials characterized by a hexagonal or equilateral triangular structure. These materials exhibit 3-fold symmetry in the plane and the elastic response is isotropic. Utilizing two displacement potential...

13. Analytical Solution of Generalized Space-Time Fractional Cable Equation

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Ram K. Saxena

2015-04-01

Full Text Available In this paper, we consider generalized space-time fractional cable equation in presence of external source. By using the Fourier-Laplace transform we obtain the Green function in terms of infinite series in H-functions. The fractional moments of the fundamental solution are derived and their asymptotic behavior in the short and long time limit is analyzed. Some previously obtained results are compared with those presented in this paper. By using the Bernstein characterization theorem we find the conditions under which the even moments are non-negative.

14. Resolving the biophysics of axon transmembrane polarization in a single closed-form description

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Melendy, Robert F., E-mail: rfmelendy@liberty.edu [School of Engineering and Computational Sciences, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia 24515 (United States)

2015-12-28

When a depolarizing event occurs across a cell membrane there is a remarkable change in its electrical properties. A complete depolarization event produces a considerably rapid increase in voltage that propagates longitudinally along the axon and is accompanied by changes in axial conductance. A dynamically changing magnetic field is associated with the passage of the action potential down the axon. Over 75 years of research has gone into the quantification of this phenomenon. To date, no unified model exist that resolves transmembrane polarization in a closed-form description. Here, a simple but formative description of propagated signaling phenomena in the membrane of an axon is presented in closed-form. The focus is on using both biophysics and mathematical methods for elucidating the fundamental mechanisms governing transmembrane polarization. The results presented demonstrate how to resolve electromagnetic and thermodynamic factors that govern transmembrane potential. Computational results are supported by well-established quantitative descriptions of propagated signaling phenomena in the membrane of an axon. The findings demonstrate how intracellular conductance, the thermodynamics of magnetization, and current modulation function together in generating an action potential in a unified closed-form description. The work presented in this paper provides compelling evidence that three basic factors contribute to the propagated signaling in the membrane of an axon. It is anticipated this work will compel those in biophysics, physical biology, and in the computational neurosciences to probe deeper into the classical and quantum features of membrane magnetization and signaling. It is hoped that subsequent investigations of this sort will be advanced by the computational features of this model without having to resort to numerical methods of analysis.

15. Averaging Tesseral Effects: Closed Form Relegation versus Expansions of Elliptic Motion

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Martin Lara

2013-01-01

Full Text Available Longitude-dependent terms of the geopotential cause nonnegligible short-period effects in orbit propagation of artificial satellites. Hence, accurate analytical and semianalytical theories must cope with tesseral harmonics. Modern algorithms for dealing analytically with them allow for closed form relegation. Nevertheless, current procedures for the relegation of tesseral effects from subsynchronous orbits are unavoidably related to orbit eccentricity, a key fact that is not enough emphasized and constrains application of this technique to small and moderate eccentricities. Comparisons with averaging procedures based on classical expansions of elliptic motion are carried out, and the pros and cons of each approach are discussed.

16. Closed-form evaluation of two-dimensional static lattice sums

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Yakubovich, S.; Drygas, P.

2016-01-01

Closed-form formulae for the conditionally convergent two-dimensional (2D) static lattice sums S2 (for conductivity) and T2 (for elasticity) are deduced in terms of the complete elliptic integrals of the first and second kind. The obtained formulae yield asymptotic analytical formulae for the effective tensors of 2D composites with circular inclusions up to the third order in concentration. Exact relations between S2 and T2 for different lattices are established. In particular, the value S2=π for the square and hexagonal arrays is discussed and T2=π/2 for the hexagonal is deduced. PMID:27956878

17. Closed-form pricing formula for exchange option with credit risk

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Kim, Geonwoo; Koo, Eunho

2016-01-01

In this paper, we study the valuation of Exchange option with credit risk. Since the over-the-counter (OTC) markets have grown rapidly in size, the counterparty default risk is very important and should be considered for the valuation of options. For modeling of credit risk, we use the structural model of Klein [13]. We derive the closed-form pricing formula for the price of the Exchange option with credit risk via the Mellin transform and provide the experiment results to illustrate the important properties of option with numerical graphs.

18. Nondestructive Semistatic Testing Methodology for Assessing Fish Textural Characteristics via Closed-Form Mathematical Expressions

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D. Dimogianopoulos

2017-01-01

Full Text Available This paper presents a novel methodology based on semistatic nondestructive testing of fish for the analytical computation of its textural characteristics via closed-form mathematical expressions. The novelty is that, unlike alternatives, explicit values for both stiffness and viscoelastic textural attributes may be computed, even if fish of different size/weight are tested. Furthermore, the testing procedure may be adapted to the specifications (sampling rate and accuracy of the available equipment. The experimental testing involves a fish placed on the pan of a digital weigh scale, which is subsequently tested with a ramp-like load profile in a custom-made installation. The ramp slope is (to some extent adjustable according to the specification (sampling rate and accuracy of the equipment. The scale’s reaction to fish loading, namely, the reactive force, is collected throughout time and is shown to depend on the fish textural attributes according to a closed-form mathematical formula. The latter is subsequently used along with collected data in order to compute these attributes rapidly and effectively. Four whole raw sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax of various sizes and textures were tested. Changes in texture, related to different viscoelastic characteristics among the four fish, were correctly detected and quantified using the proposed methodology.

19. New Closed-Form of the Largest Eigenvalue PDF for Max-SNR MIMO System Performances

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Letessier, Jonathan; Vrigneau, Baptiste; Rostaing, Philippe; Burel, Gilles

Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) maximum-SNR (max-SNR) system employs the maximum ratio combiner (MRC) at the receiver side and the maximum ratio transmitter (MRT) at the transmitter side. Its performances highly depend on MIMO channel characteristics, which vary according to both the number of antennas and their distribution between the transmitter and receiver sides. By using the decomposition of the ordered Wishart distribution in the uncorrelated Rayleigh case, we derived a closed-form expression of the largest eigenvalue probability density function (PDF). The final result yields to an expression form of the PDF where polynomials are multiplied by exponentials; it is worth underlining that, though this form had been previously observed for given couples of antennas, to date no formally-written closed-form was available in the literature for an arbitrary couple. Then, this new expression permits one to quickly and easily get the well known largest eigenvalue PDF and use it to determine the binary error probability (BEP) of the max-SNR.

20. Closed-form overturning limit of rigid block under critical near-fault ground motions

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Kunihiko eNabeshima

2016-05-01

Full Text Available A closed-form limit on the input level of the double impulse as a substitute of a near-fault ground motion is derived for the overturning of a rigid block. The rocking vibration of the rigid block is formulated by using the conservation law of angular momentum and the conservation law of mechanical energy. The initial rotational velocity after the first impulse and the rotational velocity after the impact are determined by the conservation law of angular momentum. The velocity change after the second impulse is also characterized by the conservation law of angular momentum. The maximum angles of rotation of the rigid block in both the clockwise and anti-clockwise directions, which are needed for the computation of the overturning limit, are derived by the conservation law of mechanical energy. This enables us to avoid the computation of complicated non-linear time-history responses. The critical timing of the second impulse to the first impulse is characterized by the time of impact after the first impulse. It is clarified that the action of the second impulse just after the impact corresponds to the critical timing. It is derived from the closed-form expression of the critical velocity amplitude limit of the double impulse that its limit is proportional to the square root of size, i.e. the scale effect.

1. A UA(1 symmetry restoration scenario supported by the generalized Witten–Veneziano relation and its analytic solution

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S. Benić

2014-11-01

Full Text Available The Witten–Veneziano relation, or, alternatively, its generalization proposed by Shore, facilitates understanding and describing the complex of η and η′ mesons. We present an analytic, closed-form solution to Shore's equations which gives results on the η–η′ complex in full agreement with results previously obtained numerically. Although the Witten–Veneziano relation and Shore's equations are related, the ways they were previously used in the context of dynamical models to calculate η and η′ properties, were rather different. However, with the analytic solution, the calculation can be formulated similarly to the approach through the Witten–Veneziano relation, and with some conceptual improvements. In the process, one strengthens the arguments in favor of a possible relation between the UA(1 and SUA(3 chiral symmetry breaking and restoration. To test this scenario, the experiments such as those at RHIC, NICA and FAIR, which extend the RHIC (and LHC high-temperature scans also to the finite-density parts of the QCD phase diagram, should pay particular attention to the signatures from the η′–η complex indicating the symmetry restoration.

2. A parallel offline CFD and closed-form approximation strategy for computationally efficient analysis of complex fluid flows

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Allphin, Devin

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solution approximations for complex fluid flow problems have become a common and powerful engineering analysis technique. These tools, though qualitatively useful, remain limited in practice by their underlying inverse relationship between simulation accuracy and overall computational expense. While a great volume of research has focused on remedying these issues inherent to CFD, one traditionally overlooked area of resource reduction for engineering analysis concerns the basic definition and determination of functional relationships for the studied fluid flow variables. This artificial relationship-building technique, called meta-modeling or surrogate/offline approximation, uses design of experiments (DOE) theory to efficiently approximate non-physical coupling between the variables of interest in a fluid flow analysis problem. By mathematically approximating these variables, DOE methods can effectively reduce the required quantity of CFD simulations, freeing computational resources for other analytical focuses. An idealized interpretation of a fluid flow problem can also be employed to create suitably accurate approximations of fluid flow variables for the purposes of engineering analysis. When used in parallel with a meta-modeling approximation, a closed-form approximation can provide useful feedback concerning proper construction, suitability, or even necessity of an offline approximation tool. It also provides a short-circuit pathway for further reducing the overall computational demands of a fluid flow analysis, again freeing resources for otherwise unsuitable resource expenditures. To validate these inferences, a design optimization problem was presented requiring the inexpensive estimation of aerodynamic forces applied to a valve operating on a simulated piston-cylinder heat engine. The determination of these forces was to be found using parallel surrogate and exact approximation methods, thus evidencing the comparative

3. Optimization of parabolic trough collector design for varying manufacturing tolerances using a closed-form expression for intercept factor

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Gueven, H.M. (San Diego State Univ., CA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)

1994-08-01

In this paper, a closed-form expression for intercept factor is used to carry out the optimization of parabolic trough collector geometry (rim angle and concentration ratio). It is shown that the presented closed-form expression eliminates the need for a detailed ray-trace computer code and facilitates optimization of the collector optical design parameters.

4. Generalized nonlinear Proca equation and its free-particle solutions

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Nobre, F. D.; Plastino, A. R.

2016-06-01

We introduce a nonlinear extension of Proca's field theory for massive vector (spin 1) bosons. The associated relativistic nonlinear wave equation is related to recently advanced nonlinear extensions of the Schrödinger, Dirac, and Klein-Gordon equations inspired on the non-extensive generalized thermostatistics. This is a theoretical framework that has been applied in recent years to several problems in nuclear and particle physics, gravitational physics, and quantum field theory. The nonlinear Proca equation investigated here has a power-law nonlinearity characterized by a real parameter q (formally corresponding to the Tsallis entropic parameter) in such a way that the standard linear Proca wave equation is recovered in the limit q → 1. We derive the nonlinear Proca equation from a Lagrangian, which, besides the usual vectorial field Ψ ^{μ }(ěc {x},t), involves an additional field Φ ^{μ }(ěc {x},t). We obtain exact time-dependent soliton-like solutions for these fields having the form of a q-plane wave, and we show that both field equations lead to the relativistic energy-momentum relation E2 = p2c2 + m2c4 for all values of q. This suggests that the present nonlinear theory constitutes a new field theoretical representation of particle dynamics. In the limit of massless particles the present q-generalized Proca theory reduces to Maxwell electromagnetism, and the q-plane waves yield localized, transverse solutions of Maxwell equations. Physical consequences and possible applications are discussed.

5. Generalized nonlinear Proca equation and its free-particle solutions

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Nobre, F.D. [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas and National Institute of Science and Technology for Complex Systems, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Plastino, A.R. [Universidad Nacional Buenos Aires-Noreoeste, CeBio y Secretaria de Investigacion, Junin (Argentina)

2016-06-15

We introduce a nonlinear extension of Proca's field theory for massive vector (spin 1) bosons. The associated relativistic nonlinear wave equation is related to recently advanced nonlinear extensions of the Schroedinger, Dirac, and Klein-Gordon equations inspired on the non-extensive generalized thermostatistics. This is a theoretical framework that has been applied in recent years to several problems in nuclear and particle physics, gravitational physics, and quantum field theory. The nonlinear Proca equation investigated here has a power-law nonlinearity characterized by a real parameter q (formally corresponding to the Tsallis entropic parameter) in such a way that the standard linear Proca wave equation is recovered in the limit q → 1. We derive the nonlinear Proca equation from a Lagrangian, which, besides the usual vectorial field Ψ{sup μ}(vector x,t), involves an additional field Φ{sup μ}(vector x,t). We obtain exact time-dependent soliton-like solutions for these fields having the form of a q-plane wave, and we show that both field equations lead to the relativistic energy-momentum relation E{sup 2} = p{sup 2}c{sup 2} + m{sup 2}c{sup 4} for all values of q. This suggests that the present nonlinear theory constitutes a new field theoretical representation of particle dynamics. In the limit of massless particles the present q-generalized Proca theory reduces to Maxwell electromagnetism, and the q-plane waves yield localized, transverse solutions of Maxwell equations. Physical consequences and possible applications are discussed. (orig.)

6. New exact solutions of the generalized Zakharov–Kuznetsov ...

soliton, elliptic integral function and Jacobi elliptic function solutions. Apart from all these, some new exact solutions are obtained by using the trial equation methods. Some of them are elliptic integral F, E and functions, Jacobi elliptic function solutions etc. These types of solutions are very important and encounter in various ...

7. New Exact Solutions for the (3+1-Dimensional Generalized BKP Equation

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Jun Su

2016-01-01

Full Text Available The Wronskian technique is used to investigate a (3+1-dimensional generalized BKP equation. Based on Hirota’s bilinear form, new exact solutions including rational solutions, soliton solutions, positon solutions, negaton solutions, and their interaction solutions are formally derived. Moreover we analyze the strangely mechanical behavior of the Wronskian determinant solutions. The study of these solutions will enrich the variety of the dynamics of the nonlinear evolution equations.

8. New Closed-Form Results on Ordered Statistics of Partial Sums of Gamma Random Variables and its Application to Performance Evaluation in the Presence of Nakagami Fading

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Nam, Sung Sik

2017-06-19

Complex wireless transmission systems require multi-dimensional joint statistical techniques for performance evaluation. Here, we first present the exact closed-form results on order statistics of any arbitrary partial sums of Gamma random variables with the closedform results of core functions specialized for independent and identically distributed Nakagami-m fading channels based on a moment generating function-based unified analytical framework. These both exact closed-form results have never been published in the literature. In addition, as a feasible application example in which our new offered derived closed-form results can be applied is presented. In particular, we analyze the outage performance of the finger replacement schemes over Nakagami fading channels as an application of our method. Note that these analysis results are directly applicable to several applications, such as millimeter-wave communication systems in which an antenna diversity scheme operates using an finger replacement schemes-like combining scheme, and other fading scenarios. Note also that the statistical results can provide potential solutions for ordered statistics in any other research topics based on Gamma distributions or other advanced wireless communications research topics in the presence of Nakagami fading.

9. A general polynomial solution to convection–dispersion equation ...

Jiao Wang

A number of models have been established to simulate the behaviour of solute transport due to chemical pollution, both in croplands and groundwater systems. An approximate polynomial solution to convection–dispersion equation (CDE) based on boundary layer theory has been verified for the use to describe solute ...

10. Closed Form Representations of Some Series in Darling’s Model for Squeeze Film Damping with a Rectangular Plate

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Martin Gugat

2012-05-01

Full Text Available Compressible squeeze film damping is a phenomenon of great importance for micromachines. For example, for the optimal design of an electrostatically actuated micro-cantilever mass sensor that operates in air, it is essential to have a model for the system behavior that can be evaluated efficiently. An analytical model that is based upon a solution of the linearized Reynolds equation has been given by R.B. Darling. In this paper we explain how some infinite sums that appear in Darling’s model can be evaluated analytically. As an example of applications of these closed form representations, we compute an approximation for the critical frequency where the spring component of the reaction force on the microplate, due to the motion through the air, is equal to a certain given multiple of the damping component. We also show how some double series that appear in the model can be reduced to a single infinite series that can be approximated efficiently.

11. A Closed-Form Error Model of Straight Lines for Improved Data Association and Sensor Fusing

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Volker Sommer

2018-04-01

Full Text Available Linear regression is a basic tool in mobile robotics, since it enables accurate estimation of straight lines from range-bearing scans or in digital images, which is a prerequisite for reliable data association and sensor fusing in the context of feature-based SLAM. This paper discusses, extends and compares existing algorithms for line fitting applicable also in the case of strong covariances between the coordinates at each single data point, which must not be neglected if range-bearing sensors are used. Besides, in particular, the determination of the covariance matrix is considered, which is required for stochastic modeling. The main contribution is a new error model of straight lines in closed form for calculating quickly and reliably the covariance matrix dependent on just a few comprehensible and easily-obtainable parameters. The model can be applied widely in any case when a line is fitted from a number of distinct points also without a priori knowledge of the specific measurement noise. By means of extensive simulations, the performance and robustness of the new model in comparison to existing approaches is shown.

12. Partner cooperation with decode-and-forward: Closed-form outage analysis and comparison

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Benjillali, Mustapha

2013-01-01

In this paper, we investigate the outage performance of "partner cooperation" based on opportunistic Decodeand- Forward with constrained partial selection and reactive relaying strategies in dual-hop cooperative Nakagami-m fading links. The source/destination, which is based on the unique knowledge of local channel state information, selects the best relay to increase the chances of cooperation in both uplink and downlink communications when the direct link is also available. After deriving new expressions for the cumulative distribution functions of the variables of interest, the outage probability of the system is obtained in closed-form. We also derive the ε-outage capacity in different particular cases, and the obtained results - when the channel model is reduced to a Rayleigh fading - either are new or correspond to those previously obtained in other works. Simulation results confirm the accuracy of our analysis for a large selection of system and fading parameters and provide a new insight into the design and optimization of cooperative configurations. © 2012 IEEE.

13. The soil water characteristic as new class of closed-form parametric expressions for the flow duration curve

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Sadegh, M.; Vrugt, J. A.; Gupta, H. V.; Xu, C.

2016-04-01

The flow duration curve is a signature catchment characteristic that depicts graphically the relationship between the exceedance probability of streamflow and its magnitude. This curve is relatively easy to create and interpret, and is used widely for hydrologic analysis, water quality management, and the design of hydroelectric power plants (among others). Several mathematical expressions have been proposed to mimic the FDC. Yet, these efforts have not been particularly successful, in large part because available functions are not flexible enough to portray accurately the functional shape of the FDC for a large range of catchments and contrasting hydrologic behaviors. Here, we extend the work of Vrugt and Sadegh (2013) and introduce several commonly used models of the soil water characteristic as new class of closed-form parametric expressions for the flow duration curve. These soil water retention functions are relatively simple to use, contain between two to three parameters, and mimic closely the empirical FDCs of 430 catchments of the MOPEX data set. We then relate the calibrated parameter values of these models to physical and climatological characteristics of the watershed using multivariate linear regression analysis, and evaluate the regionalization potential of our proposed models against those of the literature. If quality of fit is of main importance then the 3-parameter van Genuchten model is preferred, whereas the 2-parameter lognormal, 3-parameter GEV and generalized Pareto models show greater promise for regionalization.

14. A general polynomial solution to convection–dispersion equation ...

Comparison with exact solution suggests the prediction accuracy of the boundary layer solution varies with the order of polynomial expression and soil transport ... State Key Laboratory of Soil Erosion and Dryland Farming on the Loess Plateau, Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, Yangling 712100, China.

15. Exact Solution of a Generalized Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation Dimer

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Christiansen, Peter Leth; Maniadis, P.; Tsironis, G.P.

1998-01-01

We present exact solutions for a nonlinear dimer system defined throught a discrete nonlinear Schrodinger equation that contains also an integrable Ablowitz-Ladik term. The solutions are obtained throught a transformation that maps the dimer into a double Sine-Gordon like ordinary nonlinear...

16. New exact travelling wave solutions for the generalized nonlinear Schroedinger equation with a source

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Abdou, M.A.

2008-01-01

The generalized F-expansion method with a computerized symbolic computation is used for constructing a new exact travelling wave solutions for the generalized nonlinear Schrodinger equation with a source. As a result, many exact travelling wave solutions are obtained which include new periodic wave solution, trigonometric function solutions and rational solutions. The method is straightforward and concise, and it can also be applied to other nonlinear evolution equations in physics

17. Institutional Problems and Solutions of General Education in Chinese Universities

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Meng, Weiqing; Huang, Wei

2018-01-01

Embedding general education in the Chinese university education system is a considerably complex systemic project, and a lack of institutional arrangements beneficial to general education has always been a key barrier in implementation. Currently, the main institutional restricting factors for university general education include substantial…

18. General classical solutions in the noncommutative CP{sup N-1} model

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Foda, O.; Jack, I.; Jones, D.R.T

2002-10-31

We give an explicit construction of general classical solutions for the noncommutative CP{sup N-1} model in two dimensions, showing that they correspond to integer values for the action and topological charge. We also give explicit solutions for the Dirac equation in the background of these general solutions and show that the index theorem is satisfied.

19. Solving the AKNS Hierarchy by Its Bilinear Form: Generalized Double Wronskian Solutions

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Yin Fumei; Sun Yepeng; Cai Fuqing; Chen Dengyuan

2008-01-01

Through the Wronskian technique, a simple and direct proof is presented that the AKNS hierarchy in the bilinear form has generalized double Wronskian solutions. Moreover, by using a unified way, soliton solutions, rational solutions, Matveev solutions and complexitons in double Wronskian form for it are constructed.

20. New explicit spike solution -- non-local component of the generalized Mixmaster attractor

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Lim, Woei Chet

2007-01-01

By applying a standard solution-generating transformation to an arbitrary vacuum Bianchi type II solution, one generates a new solution with spikes commonly observed in numerical simulations. It is conjectured that the spike solution is part of the generalized Mixmaster attractor.

1. Exact travelling wave solutions for the generalized shallow water wave equation

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Elwakil, S.A.; El-labany, S.K.; Zahran, M.A.; Sabry, R.

2003-01-01

Using homogeneous balance method an auto-Baecklund transformation for the generalized shallow water wave equation is obtained. Then solitary wave solutions are found. Also, modified extended tanh-function method is applied and new exact travelling wave solutions are obtained. The obtained solutions include rational, periodical, singular and solitary wave solutions

2. Exact travelling wave solutions for the generalized shallow water wave equation

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Elwakil, S.A.; El-labany, S.K.; Zahran, M.A.; Sabry, R

2003-07-01

Using homogeneous balance method an auto-Baecklund transformation for the generalized shallow water wave equation is obtained. Then solitary wave solutions are found. Also, modified extended tanh-function method is applied and new exact travelling wave solutions are obtained. The obtained solutions include rational, periodical, singular and solitary wave solutions.

3. Elastic stars in general relativity: III. Stiff ultrarigid exact solutions

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Karlovini, Max; Samuelsson, Lars

2004-01-01

We present an equation of state for elastic matter which allows for purely longitudinal elastic waves in all propagation directions, not just principal directions. The speed of these waves is equal to the speed of light whereas the transversal type speeds are also very high, comparable to but always strictly less than that of light. Clearly such an equation of state does not give a reasonable matter description for the crust of a neutron star, but it does provide a nice causal toy model for an extremely rigid phase in a neutron star core, should such a phase exist. Another reason for focusing on this particular equation of state is simply that it leads to a very simple recipe for finding stationary rigid motion exact solutions to the Einstein equations. In fact, we show that a very large class of stationary spacetimes with constant Ricci scalar can be interpreted as rigid motion solutions with this matter source. We use the recipe to derive a static spherically symmetric exact solution with constant energy density, regular centre and finite radius, having a nontrivial parameter that can be varied to yield a mass-radius curve from which stability can be read off. It turns out that the solution is stable down to a tenuity R/M slightly less than 3. The result of this static approach to stability is confirmed by a numerical determination of the fundamental radial oscillation mode frequency. We also present another solution with outwards decreasing energy density. Unfortunately, this solution only has a trivial scaling parameter and is found to be unstable

4. General solution of the Universal equation in n-dimensional space

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Fairlie, D.B.; Leznov, A.N.

1994-01-01

Using the explicit form of solution of the system it is possible to construct the general solution of the Universal Equation which was found before with the help of the method of Legendre Transform. 6 refs

5. Travelling Solitary Wave Solutions for Generalized Time-delayed Burgers-Fisher Equation

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Deng Xijun; Han Libo; Li Xi

2009-01-01

In this paper, travelling wave solutions for the generalized time-delayed Burgers-Fisher equation are studied. By using the first-integral method, which is based on the ring theory of commutative algebra, we obtain a class of travelling solitary wave solutions for the generalized time-delayed Burgers-Fisher equation. A minor error in the previous article is clarified. (general)

6. A generalized solution for groundwater head fluctuation in a tidal ...

2Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. ∗. Corresponding author. e-mail: hdyeh@mail.nctu.edu.tw. A new analytical solution is developed for describing groundwater level fluctuations in a coupled leaky confined aquifer system which consists of an unconfined aquifer, ...

7. Solitary wave solution to a singularly perturbed generalized Gardner ...

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Mar 24, 2017 ... which is one model in plasma physics and solid physics. [3]. Hamdi et al [4] obtained an exact solitary wave solution to eq. (1.2). They also derived three conserva- tion laws and three invariants of motion for eq. (1.2). [5]. Antonova and Biswas [6] exploited the soliton perturbation theory to eq. (1.2) with γ = 1.

8. A generalized solution for groundwater head fluctuation in a tidal ...

A new analytical solution is developed for describing groundwater level fluctuations in a coupled leaky confined aquifer system which consists of an unconfined aquifer, confined aquifer, and an aquitard in between. The aquifer system has a tidal boundary at the seashore, a no flow boundary at remote inland side, and a ...

9. Solution of a general pexiderized permanental functional equation

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f(ux + vy, uy − vx, zw) = g(x, y, z) h(u, v, w) is determined without any regularity assumptions. This equation arises from identities satisfied by the permanent of certain symmetric matrices. The solution so obtained are applied to deduce a number of existing related functional equations. Keywords. permanent; multiplicative ...

10. Generalized Recovery

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Skov Jensen, Christian; Lando, David; Heje Pedersen, Lasse

We characterize when physical probabilities, marginal utilities, and the discount rate can be recovered from observed state prices for several future time periods. Our characterization makes no assumptions of the probability distribution, thus generalizing the time-homogeneous stationary model...... of Ross (2015). Our characterization is simple and intuitive, linking recovery to the relation between the number of time periods and the number of states. When recovery is feasible, our model is easy to implement, allowing a closed-form linearized solution. We implement our model empirically, testing...

11. Generalized Recovery

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Jensen, Christian Skov; Lando, David; Pedersen, Lasse Heje

We characterize when physical probabilities, marginal utilities, and the discount rate can be recovered from observed state prices for several future time periods. Our characterization makes no assumptions of the probability distribution, thus generalizing the time-homogeneous stationary model...... of Ross (2015). Our characterization is simple and intuitive, linking recovery to the relation between the number of time periods on the number of states. When recovery is feasible, our model is easy to implement, allowing a closed-form linearized solution. We implement our model empirically, testing...

12. Generalized Recovery

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Jensen, Christian Skov; Lando, David; Pedersen, Lasse Heje

We characterize when physical probabilities, marginal utilities, and the discount rate can be recovered from observed state prices for several future time periods. We make no assumptions of the probability distribution, thus generalizing the time-homogeneous stationary model of Ross (2015......). Recovery is feasible when the number of maturities with observable prices is higher than the number of states of the economy (or the number of parameters characterizing the pricing kernel). When recovery is feasible, our model is easy to implement, allowing a closed-form linearized solution. We implement...... our model empirically, testing the predictive power of the recovered expected return and other recovered statistics....

13. An improved closed-form solution to interfacial stresses in rc beams strengthened with a composite plate

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Krour, B.; Tounsi, A.; Benyoucef, S.; Adda Bedia, E. A.

2010-09-01

The strengthening of concrete structures in situ with externally bonded fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) composite sheets is increasingly being used for the repair and rehabilitation of existing structures. However, debonding along the FRP-concrete interface can lead to premature failure of the structures. The interfacial stresses have played a significant role in understanding this premature debonding failure of such repaired structures. In this paper, an improved theoretical analysis of the interfacial stresses is presented for a simply supported concrete beam bonded with a FRP plate. The shear strains of the adherends have been included in the present theoretical analysis by assuming a parabolic distribution of shear stress across their thickness. Contrary to some existing studies, the assumption that both adherends have the same curvature is not used in the present investigation. The results of this numerical study are beneficial for understanding the mechanical behavior of material interfaces and for the design of hybrid FRP-reinforced concrete structures.

14. A class of doubly periodic wave solutions for the generalized Nizhnik-Novikov-Veselov equation

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Peng Yanze

2005-01-01

A general solution including two arbitrary functions is first obtained for the generalized Nizhnik-Novikov-Veselov equation by means of WTC truncation method. A class of doubly periodic wave solutions, which are expressed as rational functions of the Jacobi elliptic functions with different moduli, result from the general solution. Limit cases are considered and some new solitary structures are revealed. The interaction properties of periodic waves are numerically studied and found to be nonelastic. Under long wave limit, a two-dromion solution with the new solution structure is obtained and interaction between the two dromions is completely elastic

15. Direct Kernel Perceptron (DKP): ultra-fast kernel ELM-based classification with non-iterative closed-form weight calculation.

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2014-02-01

The Direct Kernel Perceptron (DKP) (Fernández-Delgado et al., 2010) is a very simple and fast kernel-based classifier, related to the Support Vector Machine (SVM) and to the Extreme Learning Machine (ELM) (Huang, Wang, & Lan, 2011), whose α-coefficients are calculated directly, without any iterative training, using an analytical closed-form expression which involves only the training patterns. The DKP, which is inspired by the Direct Parallel Perceptron, (Auer et al., 2008), uses a Gaussian kernel and a linear classifier (perceptron). The weight vector of this classifier in the feature space minimizes an error measure which combines the training error and the hyperplane margin, without any tunable regularization parameter. This weight vector can be translated, using a variable change, to the α-coefficients, and both are determined without iterative calculations. We calculate solutions using several error functions, achieving the best trade-off between accuracy and efficiency with the linear function. These solutions for the α coefficients can be considered alternatives to the ELM with a new physical meaning in terms of error and margin: in fact, the linear and quadratic DKP are special cases of the two-class ELM when the regularization parameter C takes the values C=0 and C=∞. The linear DKP is extremely efficient and much faster (over a vast collection of 42 benchmark and real-life data sets) than 12 very popular and accurate classifiers including SVM, Multi-Layer Perceptron, Adaboost, Random Forest and Bagging of RPART decision trees, Linear Discriminant Analysis, K-Nearest Neighbors, ELM, Probabilistic Neural Networks, Radial Basis Function neural networks and Generalized ART. Besides, despite its simplicity and extreme efficiency, DKP achieves higher accuracies than 7 out of 12 classifiers, exhibiting small differences with respect to the best ones (SVM, ELM, Adaboost and Random Forest), which are much slower. Thus, the DKP provides an easy and fast way

16. Travelling wave solutions of generalized coupled Zakharov–Kuznetsov and dispersive long wave equations

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Full Text Available In this manuscript, we constructed different form of new exact solutions of generalized coupled Zakharov–Kuznetsov and dispersive long wave equations by utilizing the modified extended direct algebraic method. New exact traveling wave solutions for both equations are obtained in the form of soliton, periodic, bright, and dark solitary wave solutions. There are many applications of the present traveling wave solutions in physics and furthermore, a wide class of coupled nonlinear evolution equations can be solved by this method. Keywords: Traveling wave solutions, Elliptic solutions, Generalized coupled Zakharov–Kuznetsov equation, Dispersive long wave equation, Modified extended direct algebraic method

17. Exact periodic wave solutions to the generalized Nizhnik–Novikov ...

f(ξ) = tanh ξ, g(ξ) = sech ξ, and the method is called the two-family truncation method [11,12]. It is worth noticing that when Bi ... its many doubly periodic wave solutions and study their limit cases. Substituting u = u(ξ),v = v(ξ),w = w(ξ),ξ = kx + ly ..... ematical Society, Providence, 1997). [11] R Conte and M Musette, Physica D69, ...

18. Solitary wave solution to a singularly perturbed generalized Gardner ...

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Mar 24, 2017 ... This paper is concerned with the existence of travelling wave solutions to a singularly perturbed gen- eralized Gardner equation .... will be used in §3 for our purpose. For convenience, we use a version of this theory due to Jones [2]. For the system. { x (t) = f (x, y, ε), y (t) = εg(x, y, ε),. (2.1) where x ∈ Rn, y ...

19. A theory of general solutions of 3D problems in 1D hexagonal quasicrystals

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Gao Yang; Xu Sipeng; Zhao Baosheng

2008-01-01

A theory of general solutions of three-dimensional (3D) problems is developed for the coupled equilibrium equations in 1D hexagonal quasicrystals (QCs), and two new general solutions, which are called generalized Lekhnitskii-Hu-Nowacki (LHN) and Elliott-Lodge (E-L) solutions, respectively, are presented based on three theorems. As a special case, the generalized LHN solution is obtained from our previous general solution by introducing three high-order displacement functions. For further simplification, considering three cases in which three characteristic roots are distinct or possibly equal to each other, the generalized E-L solution shall take different forms, and be expressed in terms of four quasi-harmonic functions which are very simple and useful. It is proved that the general solution presented by Peng and Fan is consistent with one case of the generalized E-L solution, while does not include the other two cases. It is important to note that generalized LHN and E-L solutions are complete in z-convex domains, while incomplete in the usual non-z-convex domains

20. Large time behaviour of solutions of a system of generalized ...

j (x,t) be the solution of (1.1) and (1.2) given by (1.5). It was shown in [6] that when u0j is Lipschitz continuous, for each t > 0, except for a countable x the limits ..... To study the limit, we rewrite this formula in a convenient form by introducing the functions. Aν l,σ0 (x,t) = (2tν)1. 2 e σ2. 0 t. 2ν − σ0x ν erf c. ( tσ0 − x − l. (2tν)1. 2. ).

1. Closed form formula for the exchange integrals in the impact-parameter treatment of heavy-particle collisions

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1994-01-01

The three-dimensional exchange integrals in the impact-parameter treatment of heavy particle collisions can be transformed to one-dimensional integrals over finite range. The closed form formula for the integrands of these one-dimensional integrals is derived. (Author)

2. Possible Solutions for General Aviation of the City of Zagreb

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Stanislav Pavlin

2007-07-01

Full Text Available General aviation, which in practice includes small aircraftin non-commercial traffic, in the City of Zagreb uses two aerodromes,Pleso and Lucko. Zagreb Airport at the Pleso locationis primarily intended for the handling of commercial aircraft,but provides also services to small aircraft in commercial andnon-commercial flying. The airfield Lucko is a sport and trainingaerodrome which accommodates operations of sport andrecreation flying, pilot training, activities of parachutists, glidersand flying-model constructors. Lucko Airfield is open to trafficabout half a year and it does not satisfy the non-commercialgeneral aviation requirements. The work presents the possibilitiesof developing the capacities for the needs of general aviationin the City of Zagreb.

3. Positive global solutions for a general model of size-dependent population dynamics

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2000-01-01

We study size-structured population models of general type which have the growth rate depending on the size and time. The local existence and uniqueness of the solution have been shown by Kato and Torikata (1997). Here, we discuss the positivity of the solution and global existence as well as $L^\\infty$ solutions.

4. New exact solutions to the generalized KdV equation with ...

Keywords. Improved Fan subequation method; bifurcation method; generalized KdV equation; soliton solution; kink solution; periodic solution. ... Shengqiang Tang1 Dahe Feng1. School of Mathematics and Computing Science, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin, Guangxi, 541004, People's Republic of China ...

5. Exact solutions of nonlinear generalizations of the Klein Gordon and Schrodinger equations

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Burt, P.B.

1978-01-01

Exact solutions of sine Gordon and multiple sine Gordon equations are constructed in terms of solutions of a linear base equation, the Klein Gordon equation and also in terms of nonlinear base equations where the nonlinearity is polynomial in the dependent variable. Further, exact solutions of nonlinear generalizations of the Schrodinger equation and of additional nonlinear generalizations of the Klein Gordon equation are constructed in terms of solutions of linear base equations. Finally, solutions with spherical symmetry, of nonlinear Klein Gordon equations are given. 14 references

6. A generalized exp-function method for multiwave solutions of sine ...

for many nonlinear PDEs and can be used to construct multiple types of exact solutions due to its more general ansätz with arbitrary parameters. The present paper is motivated by the desire to generalize the exp-function method to construct multiwave solutions of the sine-Gordon (sG) equation [19]: utt − uxx = sin u,. (1).

7. Soliton solutions of the generalized sinh-Gordon equation by the ...

substituting αm,...,v and the general solutions of eq. (8) into (7) we have more travelling wave solutions of the nonlinear evolution eq. (1). 3. Application to the generalized sinh-Gordon equation. First, consider the following transformation: ξ = λ(x + ct), η = λ (x + a ct) , a = c2,. (9) where λ, c are two parameters to be determined.

8. Alternate Solution to Generalized Bernoulli Equations via an Integrating Factor: An Exact Differential Equation Approach

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Tisdell, C. C.

2017-01-01

Solution methods to exact differential equations via integrating factors have a rich history dating back to Euler (1740) and the ideas enjoy applications to thermodynamics and electromagnetism. Recently, Azevedo and Valentino presented an analysis of the generalized Bernoulli equation, constructing a general solution by linearizing the problem…

9. Solution of damped generalized regularized long-wave equation using a modified homotopy analysis method

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2018-02-01

A modified algorithm for homotopy analysis method (MHAM) is presented for the solution of nonlinear damped generalized regularized long-wave equation. The modified algorithm has less computational cost than standard HAM and also overcomes the difficulty in calculating complicated integrals. The MHAM is applied on different cases of the damped generalized regularized long-wave equation subject to suitable initial conditions. The numerical results show that the approximate solutions are in good agreement with the exact solutions.

10. On asymptotic expansion of general solution of Chew-Low equations

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Gerdt, V.P.; Zharkov, A.Yu.

1984-01-01

The connection between the global and local expansion of the general solution of the Chew-Low equations is considered. The reppesentations of the Chew-Low equation is used in the form of a system of nonlinear-finite difference equations. The investigation of the properties of the general solution is based on reducing the nonlinear equations to the infinite chain of inhomogeneous linear finite difference equations. It is achieved by global expansion of the general solution in series over powers of one of the arbitrary periodical function c(w), determining the structure of the general integral of the Chew-Low equations. It is shown that in each order in c(w) the asymptotic expansion of the global representation gives the well known local expansion of the general solution. It is confirmed by direct numerical investigation of the asymptotic behaviour of the physical interesting solutions possessing the Born pole

11. A new generalized expansion method and its application in finding explicit exact solutions for a generalized variable coefficients KdV equation

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Sabry, R.; Zahran, M.A.; Fan Engui

2004-05-31

A generalized expansion method is proposed to uniformly construct a series of exact solutions for general variable coefficients non-linear evolution equations. The new approach admits the following types of solutions (a) polynomial solutions, (b) exponential solutions, (c) rational solutions, (d) triangular periodic wave solutions, (e) hyperbolic and solitary wave solutions and (f) Jacobi and Weierstrass doubly periodic wave solutions. The efficiency of the method has been demonstrated by applying it to a generalized variable coefficients KdV equation. Then, new and rich variety of exact explicit solutions have been found.

12. A General Solution Framework for Component-Commonality Problems

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Nils Boysen

2009-05-01

Full Text Available Component commonality - the use of the same version of a component across multiple products - is being increasingly considered as a promising way to offer high external variety while retaining low internal variety in operations. However, increasing commonality has both positive and negative cost effects, so that optimization approaches are required to identify an optimal commonality level. As components influence to a greater or lesser extent nearly every process step along the supply chain, it is not surprising that a multitude of diverging commonality problems is being investigated in literature, each of which are developing a specific algorithm designed for the respective commonality problem being considered. The paper on hand aims at a general framework which is flexible and efficient enough to be applied to a wide range of commonality problems. Such a procedure based on a two-stage graph approach is presented and tested. Finally, flexibility of the procedure is shown by customizing the framework to account for different types of commonality problems.

13. The general Lie group and similarity solutions for the one-dimensional Vlasov-Maxwell equations

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Roberts, D.

1985-01-01

The general Lie point transformation group and the associated reduced differential equations and similarity forms for the solutions are derived here for the coupled (nonlinear) Vlasov-Maxwell equations in one spatial dimension. The case of one species in a background is shown to admit a larger group than the multispecies case. Previous exact solutions are shown to be special cases of the above solutions, and many of the new solutions are found to constrain the form of the distribution function much more than, for example, the BGK solutions do. The individual generators of the Lie group are used to find the possible subgroups. Finally, a simple physical argument is given to show that the asymptotic solution for a one-species, one-dimensional plasma is one of the general similarity solutions.

14. A new closed-form analytical thermal model for simulating Stirling engines based on polytropic-finite speed thermodynamics

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2015-01-01

Highlights: • A closed-form thermal model was presented for Stirling engines. • The new model was used to simulate the GPU-3 Stirling engine. • Results were compared with experimental data as well as other models. • The new model was more accurate and simple in calculation than other models. • Effects of the engines’ parameters on operation of engine were evaluated. - Abstract: Thermal models for the simulation of Stirling engines need to have greater accuracy along with simple and low-cost calculation. In this regard, a new closed-form thermal model was presented for the thermal simulation of Stirling engines. The new model called PFST (polytropic-finite speed thermodynamics) was developed based on the combination of polytropic analysis of expansion/compression processes and the concept of finite speed thermodynamics (FST). Therefore, compression/expansion works of compression/expansion processes and transferred heat into the heater of Stirling engines were determined based on polytropic analysis, instead of isothermal processes of the ideal Stirling cycle. The calculated work of polytropic processes was corrected to include the effects of internal irreversibilities including pressure throttling in heat exchangers, mechanical friction, and finite motion of the pistons. Output power and thermal efficiency of Stirling engines were calculated as functions of various engine parameters. The developed PFST model was implemented on a prototype Stirling engine, called GPU-3 engine, and the obtained results were compared with those of other closed-form and numerical models as well as experimental data. It was found that the new closed-form model, in addition to its simple and low-cost calculation, had the same order of accuracy as recently developed numerical models

15. A Closed Form Expression for Predicting Fast Scale Instability in Switching Buck Converters

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El Aroudi Abdelali

2012-07-01

Full Text Available Fast scale instability is an undesired phenomenon in switching converters. In past studies, its prediction has been mainly carried out by deriving discrete time models and then linearizing the system in the vicinity of a fixed point. However, the results obtained from such an approach cannot be applied for design purpose except for simple cases of current mode control. Alternatively, in this paper, this phenomenon is analyzed by using a unified formal symbolic approach which can be applied for different control strategies. This approach is based on expressing the condition for fast scale instability occurrence using Fourier series and then converting the result into a matrix form expression which depends explicitly on the system parameters making the results directly applicable for design purpose. Under certain practical conditions concerning these parameters, the matrix form expression can be approximated by standard polynomial functions depending on the operating duty cycle. The approximating polynomial functions are widely related to the well known Clausen polynomial functions. The results presented in this work clearly generalize the well known stability condition of current mode control.

16. On the maximum principle for viscosity solutions of fully nonlinear elliptic equations in general domain

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I. Capuzzo Dolcetta

2007-12-01

Full Text Available We analyze the validity of the Maximum Principle for viscosity solutions of fully nonlinear second order elliptic equations in general unbounded domains under suitable structure conditions on the equation allowing notably quadratic growth in the gradient terms.

17. New multi-soliton solutions for generalized Burgers-Huxley equation

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Liu Jun

2013-01-01

Full Text Available The double exp-function method is used to obtain a two-soliton solution of the generalized Burgers-Huxley equation. The wave has two different velocities and two different frequencies.

18. Infinitely Many Homoclinic Solutions for Nonperiodic Fourth Order Differential Equations with General Potentials

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Liu Yang

2014-01-01

Full Text Available We investigate a class of nonperiodic fourth order differential equations with general potentials. By using variational methods and genus properties in critical point theory, we obtain that such equations possess infinitely homoclinic solutions.

19. Analytical approximate solutions for a general class of nonlinear delay differential equations.

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Căruntu, Bogdan; Bota, Constantin

2014-01-01

We use the polynomial least squares method (PLSM), which allows us to compute analytical approximate polynomial solutions for a very general class of strongly nonlinear delay differential equations. The method is tested by computing approximate solutions for several applications including the pantograph equations and a nonlinear time-delay model from biology. The accuracy of the method is illustrated by a comparison with approximate solutions previously computed using other methods.

20. General solution of Poisson equation in three dimensions for disk-like galaxies

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Tong, Y.; Zheng, X.; Peng, O.

1982-01-01

The general solution of the Poisson equation is solved by means of integral transformations for Vertical BarkVertical Barr>>1 provided that the perturbed density of disk-like galaxies distributes along the radial direction according to the Hankel function. This solution can more accurately represent the outer spiral arms of disk-like galaxies

1. Decay estimate of global solutions to the generalized double dispersion model in Morrey spaces

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Wang, Yu-Zhu; Gu, Liuxin; Wang, Yinxia

2017-08-01

In this paper, we investigate the initial value problem for the generalized double dispersion model in Morrey spaces. Based on the decay properties of the solution operator in Morrey spaces, global existence and decay estimates of solutions are proved by Banach fixed point theorem.

2. Generalized Sturmian Solutions for Many-Particle Schrödinger Equations

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Avery, John; Avery, James Emil

2004-01-01

The generalized Sturmian method for obtaining solutions to the many-particle Schrodinger equation is reviewed. The method makes use of basis functions that are solutions of an approximate Schrodinger equation with a weighted zeroth-order potential. The weighting factors are especially chosen so...

3. New exact solutions for a generalized variable coefficients 2D KdV equation

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Elwakil, S.A.; El-labany, S.K.; Zahran, M.A. E-mail: m_zahran1@mans.edu.eg; Sabry, R. E-mail: refaatsabry@mans.edu.eg

2004-03-01

Using homogeneous balance method an auto-Baecklund transformation for a generalized variable coefficients 2D KdV equation is obtained. Then new exact solutions are found which include solitary one. Also, we have found certain new analytical soliton-typed solution in terms of the variable coefficients of the studied 2D KdV equation.

4. Tables of generalized Airy functions for the asymptotic solution of the differential equation

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Nosova, L N

1965-01-01

Tables of Generalized Airy Functions for the Asymptotic Solution of the Differential Equations contains tables of the special functions, namely, the generalized Airy functions, and their first derivatives, for real and pure imaginary values. The tables are useful for calculations on toroidal shells, laminae, rode, and for the solution of certain other problems of mathematical physics. The values of the functions were computed on the ""Strela"" highspeed electronic computer.This book will be of great value to mathematicians, researchers, and students.

5. New complex exact travelling wave solutions for the generalized-Zakharov equation with complex structures

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Full Text Available In this paper, we apply the sine-Gordon expansion method which is one of the powerful methods to the generalized-Zakharov equation with complex structure. This algorithm yields new complex hyperbolic function solutions to the generalized-Zakharov equation with complex structure. Wolfram Mathematica 9 has been used throughout the paper for plotting two- and three-dimensional surface of travelling wave solutions obtained.

6. Solitonlike solutions of the generalized discrete nonlinear Schrödinger equation

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Rasmussen, Kim; Henning, D.; Gabriel, H.

1996-01-01

We investigate the solution properties oi. a generalized discrete nonlinear Schrodinger equation describing a nonlinear lattice chain. The generalized equation interpolates between the integrable discrete Ablowitz-Ladik equation and the nonintegrable discrete Schrodinger equation. Special interest...... of the nonintegrability parameter versus the integrability parameter. The heteroclinic map orbit is derived on the basis of a variational principle. Finally, we use homoclinic and heteroclinic orbits as initial conditions to excite designed stationary localized solutions of desired width in the dynamics of the discrete...

7. Improved decay rates for solutions for a multidimensional generalized Benjamin-Bona-Mahony equation

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Said-Houari, Belkacem

2014-01-01

In this paper, we study the decay rates of solutions for the generalized Benjamin-Bona-Mahony equation in multi-dimensional space. For initial data in some L1-weighted spaces, we prove faster decay rates of the solutions. More precisely, using the Fourier transform and the energy method, we show the global existence and the convergence rates of the solutions under the smallness assumption on the initial data and we give better decay rates of the solutions. This result improves early works in J. Differential Equations 158(2) (1999), 314-340 and Nonlinear Anal. 75(7) (2012), 3385-3392. © 2014-IOS Press.

8. Exact traveling wave solutions for nonlinear PDEs in mathematical physics using the generalized Kudryashov method

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Zayed El-Sayed Mohamed El-Sayed

2016-01-01

Full Text Available The generalized Kudryashov method is applied in this article for finding the exact solutions of nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs in mathematical physics. Solitons and other solutions are given. To illustrate the validity of this method, we apply it to three nonlinear PDEs, namely, the diffusive predator-prey system, the nonlinear Bogoyavlenskii equations and the nonlinear telegraph equation. These equations are related to signal analysis for transmission and propagation of electrical signals. As a result, many analytical exact solutions of these equations are obtained including symmetrical Fibonacci function solutions and hyperbolic function solutions. Physical explanations for some solutions of the given three nonlinear PDEs are obtained. Comparison our new results with the well-known results are given.

9. Structure of Pareto Solutions of Generalized Polyhedral-Valued Vector Optimization Problems in Banach Spaces

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Qinghai He

2013-01-01

Full Text Available In general Banach spaces, we consider a vector optimization problem (SVOP in which the objective is a set-valued mapping whose graph is the union of finitely many polyhedra or the union of finitely many generalized polyhedra. Dropping the compactness assumption, we establish some results on structure of the weak Pareto solution set, Pareto solution set, weak Pareto optimal value set, and Pareto optimal value set of (SVOP and on connectedness of Pareto solution set and Pareto optimal value set of (SVOP. In particular, we improved and generalize, Arrow, Barankin, and Blackwell’s classical results in Euclidean spaces and Zheng and Yang’s results in general Banach spaces.

10. DFT-Based Closed-form Covariance Matrix and Direct Waveforms Design for MIMO Radar to Achieve Desired Beampatterns

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Bouchoucha, Taha

2017-01-23

In multiple-input multiple-out (MIMO) radar, for desired transmit beampatterns, appropriate correlated waveforms are designed. To design such waveforms, conventional MIMO radar methods use two steps. In the first step, the waveforms covariance matrix, R, is synthesized to achieve the desired beampattern. While in the second step, to realize the synthesized covariance matrix, actual waveforms are designed. Most of the existing methods use iterative algorithms to solve these constrained optimization problems. The computational complexity of these algorithms is very high, which makes them difficult to use in practice. In this paper, to achieve the desired beampattern, a low complexity discrete-Fourier-transform based closed-form covariance matrix design technique is introduced for a MIMO radar. The designed covariance matrix is then exploited to derive a novel closed-form algorithm to directly design the finite-alphabet constant-envelope waveforms for the desired beampattern. The proposed technique can be used to design waveforms for large antenna array to change the beampattern in real time. It is also shown that the number of transmitted symbols from each antenna depends on the beampattern and is less than the total number of transmit antenna elements.

11. Predictive Sampling of Rare Conformational Events in Aqueous Solution: Designing a Generalized Orthogonal Space Tempering Method.

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Lu, Chao; Li, Xubin; Wu, Dongsheng; Zheng, Lianqing; Yang, Wei

2016-01-12

In aqueous solution, solute conformational transitions are governed by intimate interplays of the fluctuations of solute-solute, solute-water, and water-water interactions. To promote molecular fluctuations to enhance sampling of essential conformational changes, a common strategy is to construct an expanded Hamiltonian through a series of Hamiltonian perturbations and thereby broaden the distribution of certain interactions of focus. Due to a lack of active sampling of configuration response to Hamiltonian transitions, it is challenging for common expanded Hamiltonian methods to robustly explore solvent mediated rare conformational events. The orthogonal space sampling (OSS) scheme, as exemplified by the orthogonal space random walk and orthogonal space tempering methods, provides a general framework for synchronous acceleration of slow configuration responses. To more effectively sample conformational transitions in aqueous solution, in this work, we devised a generalized orthogonal space tempering (gOST) algorithm. Specifically, in the Hamiltonian perturbation part, a solvent-accessible-surface-area-dependent term is introduced to implicitly perturb near-solute water-water fluctuations; more importantly in the orthogonal space response part, the generalized force order parameter is generalized as a two-dimension order parameter set, in which essential solute-solvent and solute-solute components are separately treated. The gOST algorithm is evaluated through a molecular dynamics simulation study on the explicitly solvated deca-alanine (Ala10) peptide. On the basis of a fully automated sampling protocol, the gOST simulation enabled repetitive folding and unfolding of the solvated peptide within a single continuous trajectory and allowed for detailed constructions of Ala10 folding/unfolding free energy surfaces. The gOST result reveals that solvent cooperative fluctuations play a pivotal role in Ala10 folding/unfolding transitions. In addition, our assessment

12. On the stability of soliton solution in NLS-type general field model

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Chakrabarti, S.; Nayyar, A.H.

1982-08-01

A model incorporating the nonlinear Schroedinger equation and its generalizations is considered and the stability of its periodic-in-time solutions under the restriction of a fixed charge Q is analysed. It is shown that the necessary condition for the stability is given by the inequality deltaQ/deltaν<0, where ν is the parameter of periodicity of the solution in time. In particular, one specific class of Lagrangians is considered and, in addition, the sufficient conditions for the stability of the soliton solutions are also determined. This study thus examines both the necessary and the sufficient conditions for the stability of the solutions of nonlinear Schroedinger equation and some of its generalizations. (author)

13. N-Soliton Solutions of the Nonisospectral Generalized Sawada-Kotera Equation

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Jian Zhou

2014-01-01

Full Text Available The soliton interaction is investigated based on solving the nonisospectral generalized Sawada-Kotera (GSK equation. By using Hirota method, the analytic one-, two-, three-, and N-soliton solutions of this model are obtained. According to those solutions, the relevant properties and features of line-soliton and bright-soliton are illustrated. The results of this paper will be useful to the study of soliton resonance in the inhomogeneous media.

14. Fundamental solutions for Schrödinger operators with general inverse square potentials

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Chen, Huyuan

2017-03-17

In this paper, we clarify the fundamental solutions for Schrödinger operators given as (Formula presented.), where the potential V is a general inverse square potential in (Formula presented.) with (Formula presented.). In particular, letting (Formula presented.),(Formula presented.) where (Formula presented.), we discuss the existence and nonexistence of positive fundamental solutions for Hardy operator (Formula presented.), which depend on the parameter t.

15. Existence of Positive Solutions to Singular -Laplacian General Dirichlet Boundary Value Problems with Sign Changing Nonlinearity

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Qiying Wei

2009-01-01

Full Text Available By using the well-known Schauder fixed point theorem and upper and lower solution method, we present some existence criteria for positive solution of an -point singular -Laplacian dynamic equation on time scales with the sign changing nonlinearity. These results are new even for the corresponding differential (=ℝ and difference equations (=ℤ, as well as in general time scales setting. As an application, an example is given to illustrate the results.

16. Solutions of Riccati-Abel equation in terms of characteristics of general complex algebra

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Yamaleev, R.M.

2012-01-01

The Riccati-Abel differential equation defined as an equation between the first order derivative and the cubic polynomial is explored. In the case of constant coefficients this equation is reduced into an algebraic equation. A method of derivation of a summation formula for solutions of the Riccati-Abel equation is elaborated. The solutions of the Riccati-Abel equation are expressed in terms of the characteristic functions of general complex algebra of the third order

17. Existence of Generalized Homoclinic Solutions of Lotka-Volterra System under a Small Perturbation

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Yuzhen Mi

2016-01-01

Full Text Available This paper investigates Lotka-Volterra system under a small perturbation vxx=-μ(1-a2u-vv+ϵf(ϵ,v,vx,u,ux, uxx=-(1-u-a1vu+ϵg(ϵ,v,vx,u,ux. By the Fourier series expansion technique method, the fixed point theorem, the perturbation theorem, and the reversibility, we prove that near μ=0 the system has a generalized homoclinic solution exponentially approaching a periodic solution.

18. Generalized Stokes eignefunctions: a new trial basis for the solution of incompressible Navier-Stokes equations

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1994-01-01

The present study focuses on the solution of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations in general, non-separable domains, and employs a Galerkin projection of divergence-free vector functions as a trail basis. This basis is obtained from the solution of a generalized constrained Stokes eigen-problem in the domain of interest. Faster convergence can be achieved by constructing a singular Stokes eigen-problem in which the Stokes operator is modified to include a variable coefficient which vanishes at the domain boundaries. The convergence properties of such functions are advantageous in a least squares sense and are shown to produce significantly better approximations to the solution of the Navier-Stokes equations in post-critical states where unsteadiness characterizes the flowfield. Solutions for the eigen-systems are efficiently accomplished using a combined Lanczos-Uzawa algorithm and spectral element discretizations. Results are presented for different simulations using these global spectral trial basis on non-separable and multiply-connected domains. It is confirmed that faster convergence is obtained using the singular eigen-expansions in approximating stationary Navier-Stokes solutions in general domains. It is also shown that 100-mode expansions of time-dependent solutions based on the singular Stokes eigenfunctions are sufficient to accurately predict the dynamics of flows in such domains, including Hopf bifurcations, intermittency, and details of flow structures

19. General solution of the Dirac equation for quasi-two-dimensional electrons

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Eremko, Alexander, E-mail: eremko@bitp.kiev.ua [Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, Metrologichna Str., 14-b, Kyiv, 03680 (Ukraine); Brizhik, Larissa, E-mail: brizhik@bitp.kiev.ua [Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, Metrologichna Str., 14-b, Kyiv, 03680 (Ukraine); Loktev, Vadim, E-mail: vloktev@bitp.kiev.ua [Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, Metrologichna Str., 14-b, Kyiv, 03680 (Ukraine); National Technical University of Ukraine “KPI”, Peremohy av., 37, Kyiv, 03056 (Ukraine)

2016-06-15

The general solution of the Dirac equation for quasi-two-dimensional electrons confined in an asymmetric quantum well, is found. The energy spectrum of such a system is exactly calculated using special unitary operator and is shown to depend on the electron spin polarization. This solution contains free parameters, whose variation continuously transforms one known particular solution into another. As an example, two different cases are considered in detail: electron in a deep and in a strongly asymmetric shallow quantum well. The effective mass renormalized by relativistic corrections and Bychkov–Rashba coefficients are analytically obtained for both cases. It is demonstrated that the general solution transforms to the particular solutions, found previously (Eremko et al., 2015) with the use of spin invariants. The general solution allows to establish conditions at which a specific (accompanied or non-accompanied by Rashba splitting) spin state can be realized. These results can prompt the ways to control the spin degree of freedom via the synthesis of spintronic heterostructures with the required properties.

20. Breathers and Soliton Solutions for a Generalization of the Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation

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Hai-Feng Zhang

2013-01-01

Full Text Available A generalized nonlinear Schrödinger equation, which describes the propagation of the femtosecond pulse in single mode optical silica fiber, is analytically investigated. By virtue of the Darboux transformation method, some new soliton solutions are generated: the bright one-soliton solution on the zero background, the dark one-soliton solution on the continuous wave background, the Akhmediev breather which delineates the modulation instability process, and the breather evolving periodically along the straight line with a certain angle of x-axis and t-axis. Those results might be useful in the study of the femtosecond pulse in single mode optical silica fiber.

1. Generalized dynamics of soft-matter quasicrystals mathematical models and solutions

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Fan, Tian-You

2017-01-01

The book systematically introduces the mathematical models and solutions of generalized hydrodynamics of soft-matter quasicrystals (SMQ). It provides methods for solving the initial-boundary value problems in these systems. The solutions obtained demonstrate the distribution, deformation and motion of the soft-matter quasicrystals, and determine the stress, velocity and displacement fields. The interactions between phonons, phasons and fluid phonons are discussed in some fundamental materials samples. Mathematical solutions for solid and soft-matter quasicrystals are compared, to help readers to better understand the featured properties of SMQ.

2. The General Traveling Wave Solutions of the Fisher Equation with Degree Three

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Wenjun Yuan

2013-01-01

degree three and the general meromorphic solutions of the integrable Fisher equations with degree three, which improves the corresponding results obtained by Feng and Li (2006, Guo and Chen (1991, and Ağırseven and Öziş (2010. Moreover, all wg,1(z are new general meromorphic solutions of the Fisher equations with degree three for c=±3/2. Our results show that the complex method provides a powerful mathematical tool for solving a large number of nonlinear partial differential equations in mathematical physics.

3. Similarity Solutions for Generalized Variable Coefficients Zakharov-Kuznetsov Equation under Some Integrability Conditions

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Moussa, M.H.M.; El-Shiekh, Rehab M.

2010-01-01

In this paper, the symmetry method has been carried over to the generalized variable coefficients Zakharov-Kuznetsov equation. The infinitesimal symmetries and the optimal system are deduced and from this optimal system seven basic fields are determined, and for every vector field in the optimal system the admissible forms of the coefficients are found and this also leads us to transform the given equation into partial differential equations in two variables. After using some referenced transformations the mentioned partial differential equations eventually reduce to ordinary differential equations. The search for solutions to those equations has yielded many exact solutions in most cases. (general)

4. A Note about the General Meromorphic Solutions of the Fisher Equation

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Jian-ming Qi

2014-01-01

Full Text Available We employ the complex method to obtain the general meromorphic solutions of the Fisher equation, which improves the corresponding results obtained by Ablowitz and Zeppetella and other authors (Ablowitz and Zeppetella, 1979; Feng and Li, 2006; Guo and Chen, 1991, and wg,i(z are new general meromorphic solutions of the Fisher equation for c=±5i/6. Our results show that the complex method provides a powerful mathematical tool for solving great many nonlinear partial differential equations in mathematical physics.

5. Direct closed-form covariance matrix and finite alphabet constant-envelope waveforms for planar array beampatterns

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Ahmed, Sajid

2016-11-24

Various examples of methods and systems are provided for direct closed-form finite alphabet constant-envelope waveforms for planar array beampatterns. In one example, a method includes defining a waveform covariance matrix based at least in part upon a two-dimensional fast Fourier transform (2D-FFT) analysis of a frequency domain matrix Hf associated with a planar array of antennas. Symbols can be encoded based upon the waveform covariance matrix and the encoded symbols can be transmitted via the planar array of antennas. In another embodiment, a system comprises an N x M planar array of antennas and transmission circuitry configured to transmit symbols via a two-dimensional waveform beampattern defined based at least in part upon a 2D-FFT analysis of a frequency domain matrix Hf associated with the planar array of antennas.

6. An efficient closed-form design method for nearly perfect reconstruction of non-uniform filter bank.

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Kumar, A; Pooja, R; Singh, G K

2016-03-01

In this paper, an efficient closed form method for the design of multi-channel nearly perfect reconstruction of non-uniform filter bank with the prescribed stopband attenuation and channel overlapping is presented. In this method, the design problem of multi-channel non-uniform filter bank (NUFB) is considered as the design of a prototype filter whose magnitude response at quadrature frequency is 0.707, which is exploited for finding the optimum passband edge frequency through empirical formula instead of using single or multivariable optimization technique. Two main attributes used in assessing the performance of filter bank are peak reconstruction error (PRE) and computational time (CPU time). As compared to existing methods, this method is very simple and easy to implement for NUFBs. To implement this algorithm, a Matlab program has been developed, and several examples are presented to illustrate the performance of proposed method. Copyright © 2016 ISA. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

7. Closed-form nonlinear frequency of flexoelectric nanobeams with surface and nonlocal effects under closed circuit electric field

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2018-02-01

Nonlocal and surface effects on nonlinear vibration characteristics of a flexoelectric nanobeams under magnetic field are examined. Eringen’s nonlocal elasticity as well as surface elasticity theories are employed to describe the size-dependency of the flexoelectric nanobeam. Also, flexoelectricity is an important size-dependent phenomena for piezoelectric structures at nanoscale, related to the strain gradient-electric polarization coupling. After the derivation of governing equation via Hamilton’s principle, Galerkin method is employed to satisfy boundary conditions. Also, analytical procedures are implemented to obtain the closed-form nonlinear frequency of flexoelectric nanobeam. It is showed that magnetic field intensity, flexoelectric parameter, nonlocal parameter, elastic foundation and applied voltage on the top surface of the nanobeam have great influences on nonlinear vibration frequency.

8. A hierarchy of generalized Jaulent-Miodek equations and their explicit solutions

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Geng, Xianguo; Guan, Liang; Xue, Bo

A hierarchy of generalized Jaulent-Miodek (JM) equations related to a new spectral problem with energy-dependent potentials is proposed. Depending on the Lax matrix and elliptic variables, the generalized JM hierarchy is decomposed into two systems of solvable ordinary differential equations. Explicit theta function representations of the meromorphic function and the Baker-Akhiezer function are constructed, the solutions of the hierarchy are obtained based on the theory of algebraic curves.

9. Anomalous Advection-Dispersion Equations within General Fractional-Order Derivatives: Models and Series Solutions

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Xin Liang

2018-01-01

Full Text Available In this paper, an anomalous advection-dispersion model involving a new general Liouville–Caputo fractional-order derivative is addressed for the first time. The series solutions of the general fractional advection-dispersion equations are obtained with the aid of the Laplace transform. The results are given to demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed formulations to describe the anomalous advection dispersion processes.

10. General traveling wave solutions of the strain wave equation in microstructured solids via the new approach of generalized (G′/G-expansion method

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Md. Nur Alam

2014-03-01

Full Text Available The new approach of generalized (G′/G-expansion method is significant, powerful and straightforward mathematical tool for finding exact traveling wave solutions of nonlinear evolution equations (NLEEs arise in the field of engineering, applied mathematics and physics. Dispersive effects due to microstructure of materials combined with nonlinearities give rise to solitary waves. In this article, the new approach of generalized (G′/G-expansion method has been applied to construct general traveling wave solutions of the strain wave equation in microstructured solids. Abundant exact traveling wave solutions including solitons, kink, periodic and rational solutions have been found. These solutions might play important role in engineering fields.

11. Exact solutions of (3â¯+â¯1-dimensional generalized KP equation arising in physics

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Syed Tauseef Mohyud-Din

Full Text Available In this work, we have obtained some exact solutions to (3â¯+â¯1-dimensional generalized KP Equation. The improved tanÏ(Î¾2-expansion method has been introduced to construct the exact solutions of nonlinear evolution equations. The obtained solutions include hyperbolic function solutions, trigonometric function solutions, exponential solutions, and rational solutions. Our study has added some new varieties of solutions to already available solutions. It is also worth mentioning that the computational work has been reduced significantly. Keywords: Improved tanÏ(Î¾2-expansion method, Hyperbolic function solution, Trigonometric function solution, Rational solution, (3â¯+â¯1-dimensional generalized KP equation

12. On the general solution to RC circuits: Green's function in prose form

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Kelly, T. J.

2018-03-01

The general solution to the first-order resistor–capacitor (RC) circuit is often overlooked in many introductory and advanced electronics courses. In this article, I argue that one reason for this is a misalignment between the mathematical and conceptual representations. I then suggest a possible conceptual picture that serves as an introduction to Green’s functions and convolutions.

13. A generalized solution to a Cahn-Hilliard/Allen-Cahn system

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Jose Luiz Boldrini

2004-10-01

Full Text Available We study a system consisting of a Cahn-Hilliard and several Allen-Cahn type equations. This system was proposed by Fan, L.-Q. Chen, S. Chen and Voorhees for modelling Ostwald ripening in two-phase system. We prove the existence of a generalized solution whose concentration component is in $L^{infty}$.

14. Painlevé integrability and a new exact solution of a generalized Hirota-Satsuma equation

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Ye, Yujian; di, Yanmei; Song, Junquan

2017-12-01

In this paper, Painlevé integrability of a generalized Hirota-Satsuma (gHS) equation is confirmed by using the Weiss-Tabor-Carnevale (WTC) test. Then, a new exact solution with two arbitrary functions is constructed. Some new soliton structures are illustrated analytically by selecting appropriate functions.

15. Non-existence of global solutions to generalized dissipative Klein-Gordon equations with positive energy

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Maxim Olegovich Korpusov

2012-07-01

Full Text Available In this article the initial-boundary-value problem for generalized dissipative high-order equation of Klein-Gordon type is considered. We continue our study of nonlinear hyperbolic equations and systems with arbitrary positive energy. The modified concavity method by Levine is used for proving blow-up of solutions.

16. New and More General Rational Formal Solutions to (2+1)-Dimensional Toda System

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Bai Chenglin

2007-01-01

With the aid of computerized symbolic computation and Riccati equation rational expansion approach, some new and more general rational formal solutions to (2+1)-dimensional Toda system are obtained. The method used here can also be applied to solve other nonlinear differential-difference equation or equations.

17. A general solution to the material performance index for bending strength design

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Burgess, S.C.; Pasini, D.; Smith, D.J.; Alemzadeh, K.

2006-01-01

This paper presents a general solution to the material performance index for the bending strength design of beams. In general, the performance index for strength design is ρ f q /ρ where σ f is the material strength, ρ is the material density and q is a function of the direction of scaling. Previous studies have only solved q for three particular cases: proportional scaling of width and height (q=2/3), constrained height (q=1) and constrained width (q=1/2). This paper presents a general solution to the exponent q for any arbitrary direction of scaling. The index is used to produce performance maps that rank relative material performance for particular design cases. The performance index and the performance maps are applied to a design case study

18. Recursive algorithm for arrays of generalized Bessel functions: Numerical access to Dirac-Volkov solutions.

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Lötstedt, Erik; Jentschura, Ulrich D

2009-02-01

In the relativistic and the nonrelativistic theoretical treatment of moderate and high-power laser-matter interaction, the generalized Bessel function occurs naturally when a Schrödinger-Volkov and Dirac-Volkov solution is expanded into plane waves. For the evaluation of cross sections of quantum electrodynamic processes in a linearly polarized laser field, it is often necessary to evaluate large arrays of generalized Bessel functions, of arbitrary index but with fixed arguments. We show that the generalized Bessel function can be evaluated, in a numerically stable way, by utilizing a recurrence relation and a normalization condition only, without having to compute any initial value. We demonstrate the utility of the method by illustrating the quantum-classical correspondence of the Dirac-Volkov solutions via numerical calculations.

19. A General Solution for Groundwater Flow in Estuarine Leaky Aquifer System with Considering Aquifer Anisotropy

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Chen, Po-Chia; Chuang, Mo-Hsiung; Tan, Yih-Chi

2014-05-01

In recent years the urban and industrial developments near the coastal area are rapid and therefore the associated population grows dramatically. More and more water demand for human activities, agriculture irrigation, and aquaculture relies on heavy pumping in coastal area. The decline of groundwater table may result in the problems of seawater intrusion and/or land subsidence. Since the 1950s, numerous studies focused on the effect of tidal fluctuation on the groundwater flow in the coastal area. Many studies concentrated on the developments of one-dimensional (1D) and two-dimensional (2D) analytical solutions describing the tide-induced head fluctuations. For example, Jacob (1950) derived an analytical solution of 1D groundwater flow in a confined aquifer with a boundary condition subject to sinusoidal oscillation. Jiao and Tang (1999) derived a 1D analytical solution of a leaky confined aquifer by considered a constant groundwater head in the overlying unconfined aquifer. Jeng et al. (2002) studied the tidal propagation in a coupled unconfined and confined costal aquifer system. Sun (1997) presented a 2D solution for groundwater response to tidal loading in an estuary. Tang and Jiao (2001) derived a 2D analytical solution in a leaky confined aquifer system near open tidal water. This study aims at developing a general analytical solution describing the head fluctuations in a 2D estuarine aquifer system consisted of an unconfined aquifer, a confined aquifer, and an aquitard between them. Both the confined and unconfined aquifers are considered to be anisotropic. The predicted head fluctuations from this solution will compare with the simulation results from the MODFLOW program. In addition, the solutions mentioned above will be shown to be special cases of the present solution. Some hypothetical cases regarding the head fluctuation in costal aquifers will be made to investigate the dynamic effects of water table fluctuation, hydrogeological conditions, and

20. Generalized Langevin Theory Of The Brownian Motion And The Dynamics Of Polymers In Solution

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Tothova, J.; Lisy, V.

2015-01-01

The review deals with a generalization of the Rouse and Zimm bead-spring models of the dynamics of flexible polymers in dilute solutions. As distinct from these popular theories, the memory in the polymer motion is taken into account. The memory naturally arises as a consequence of the fluid and bead inertia within the linearized Navier-Stokes hydrodynamics. We begin with a generalization of the classical theory of the Brownian motion, which forms the basis of any theory of the polymer dynamics. The random force driving the Brownian particles is not the white one as in the Langevin theory, but “colored”, i.e., statistically correlated in time, and the friction force on the particles depends on the history of their motion. An efficient method of solving the resulting generalized Langevin equations is presented and applied to the solution of the equations of motion of polymer beads. The memory effects lead to several peculiarities in the time correlation functions used to describe the dynamics of polymer chains. So, the mean square displacement of the polymer coils contains algebraic long-time tails and at short times it is ballistic. It is shown how these features reveal in the experimentally observable quantities, such as the dynamic structure factors of the scattering or the viscosity of polymer solutions. A phenomenological theory is also presented that describes the dependence of these quantities on the polymer concentration in solution. (author)

1. General-purpose chemical analyzer for online analyses of radioactive solutions

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Spencer, W.A.; Kronberg, J.W.

1984-01-01

The Savannah River Laboratory is developing an automated analyzer to perform analytical measurements on radioactive solutions online in a hostile environment. This ''General Purpose Chemical Analyzer'' (GPCA) samples a process stream, adds reagents, measures solution absorbances or electrode potentials, and automatically calculates the results. The use of modular components, under microprocessor control, permits a single analyzer design to carry out many types of analyses. This paper discusses the more important design criteria for the GPCA, and describes the equipment being tested in a prototype unit

2. Travelling wave solutions in a class of generalized Korteweg-de Vries equation

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Shen Jianwei; Xu Wei

2007-01-01

In this paper, we consider a new generalization of KdV equation u t = u x u l-2 + α[2u xxx u p + 4pu p-1 u x u xx + p(p - 1)u p-2 (u x ) 3 ] and investigate its bifurcation of travelling wave solutions. From the above analysis, we know that there exists compacton and cusp waves in the system. We explain the reason that these non-smooth travelling wave solution arise by using the bifurcation theory

3. Closed-Form Algorithm for 3-D Near-Field OFDM Signal Localization under Uniform Circular Array.

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Su, Xiaolong; Liu, Zhen; Chen, Xin; Wei, Xizhang

2018-01-14

Due to its widespread application in communications, radar, etc., the orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) signal has become increasingly urgent in the field of localization. Under uniform circular array (UCA) and near-field conditions, this paper presents a closed-form algorithm based on phase difference for estimating the three-dimensional (3-D) location (azimuth angle, elevation angle, and range) of the OFDM signal. In the algorithm, considering that it is difficult to distinguish the frequency of the OFDM signal's subcarriers and the phase-based method is always affected by errors of the frequency estimation, this paper employs sparse representation (SR) to obtain the super-resolution frequencies and the corresponding phases of subcarriers. Further, as the phase differences of the adjacent sensors including azimuth angle, elevation angle and range parameters can be expressed as indefinite equations, the near-field OFDM signal's 3-D location is obtained by employing the least square method, where the phase differences are based on the average of the estimated subcarriers. Finally, the performance of the proposed algorithm is demonstrated by several simulations.

4. Single-Camera Closed-Form Real-Time Needle Tracking for Ultrasound-Guided Needle Insertion.

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Najafi, Mohammad; Abolmaesumi, Purang; Rohling, Robert

2015-10-01

Many common needle intervention procedures are performed with ultrasound guidance because it is a flexible, cost-effective and widely available intra-operative imaging modality. In a needle insertion procedure with ultrasound guidance, real-time calculation and visualization of the needle trajectory can help to guide the choice of puncture site and needle angle to reach the target depicted in the ultrasound image. We found that it is feasible to calculate the needle trajectory with a single camera mounted directly on the ultrasound transducer by using the needle markings. Higher accuracy is achieved compared with other similar transducer-mounted needle trackers. We used an inexpensive, real-time and easy-to-use tracking method based on an automatic feature extraction algorithm and a closed-form method for pose estimation of the needle. The overall accuracy was 0.94 ± 0.46 mm. Copyright © 2015 World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

5. Risk premia in general equilibrium

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Posch, Olaf

solutions of dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models, including a novel solution with endogenous labor supply, to obtain closed-form expressions for the risk premium in production economies. We find that the curvature of the policy functions affects the risk premium through controlling the individual......This paper shows that non-linearities can generate time-varying and asymmetric risk premia over the business cycle. These (empirical) key features become relevant and asset market implications improve substantially when we allow for non-normalities in the form of rare disasters. We employ explicit......'s effective risk aversion....

6. Generalized conditional symmetries and related solutions of the Grad-Shafranov equation

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Cimpoiasu, Rodica, E-mail: rodicimp@yahoo.com [University of Craiova, 13 A.I.Cuza, 200585 Craiova (Romania)

2014-04-15

The generalized conditional symmetry (GCS) method is applied to a specific case of the Grad–Shafranov (GS) equation, in cylindrical geometry assuming the existence of an axial symmetry. We investigate the conditions that yield the GS equation admitting a special class of second-order GCSs. The determining system for the unknown arbitrary functions is solved in several special cases and new exact solutions, including solitary waves, different in form and structure from the ones obtained using other nonclassical symmetry methods, are pointed out. Several plots of the level sets or flux surfaces of the new solutions as well as surfaces with vanishing flow are displayed. The obtained solutions can be useful for studying plasma equilibrium, transport phenomena, and magnetohydrodynamic stability.

7. General properties of solutions to inhomogeneous Black-Scholes equations with discontinuous maturity payoffs

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O, Hyong-Chol; Jo, Jong-Jun; Kim, Ji-Sok

2016-02-01

We provide representations of solutions to terminal value problems of inhomogeneous Black-Scholes equations and study such general properties as min-max estimates, gradient estimates, monotonicity and convexity of the solutions with respect to the stock price variable, which are important for financial security pricing. In particular, we focus on finding representation of the gradient (with respect to the stock price variable) of solutions to the terminal value problems with discontinuous terminal payoffs or inhomogeneous terms. Such terminal value problems are often encountered in pricing problems of compound-like options such as Bermudan options or defaultable bonds with discrete default barrier, default intensity and endogenous default recovery. Our results can be used in pricing real defaultable bonds under consideration of existence of discrete coupons or taxes on coupons.

8. Holder continuity of bounded weak solutions to generalized parabolic p-Laplacian equations II: singular case

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Sukjung Hwang

2015-11-01

Full Text Available Here we generalize quasilinear parabolic p-Laplacian type equations to obtain the prototype equation $$u_t - \\hbox{div} \\Big(\\frac{g(|Du|}{|Du|} Du\\Big = 0,$$ where g is a nonnegative, increasing, and continuous function trapped in between two power functions $|Du|^{g_0 -1}$ and $|Du|^{g_1 -1}$ with 1generalization in the setting from Orlicz spaces, we provide a uniform proof with a single geometric setting that a bounded weak solution is locally Holder continuous with some degree of commonality between degenerate and singular types. By using geometric characters, our proof does not rely on any of alternatives which is based on the size of solutions. 9. Numerical solution of shock and ramp compression for general material properties Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB) Swift, D C 2009-01-28 A general formulation was developed to represent material models for applications in dynamic loading. Numerical methods were devised to calculate response to shock and ramp compression, and ramp decompression, generalizing previous solutions for scalar equations of state. The numerical methods were found to be flexible and robust, and matched analytic results to a high accuracy. The basic ramp and shock solution methods were coupled to solve for composite deformation paths, such as shock-induced impacts, and shock interactions with a planar interface between different materials. These calculations capture much of the physics of typical material dynamics experiments, without requiring spatially-resolving simulations. Example calculations were made of loading histories in metals, illustrating the effects of plastic work on the temperatures induced in quasi-isentropic and shock-release experiments, and the effect of a phase transition. 10. Nodal soliton solutions for generalized quasilinear Schrödinger equations Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB) Deng, Yinbin, E-mail: ybdeng@mail.ccnu.edu.cn; Peng, Shuangjie, E-mail: sjpeng@mail.ccnu.edu.cn [School of Mathematics and Statistics, Huazhong Normal University, Wuhan 430079 (China); Wang, Jixiu, E-mail: wangjixiu127@aliyun.com [School of Mathematics and Computer Science, Hubei University of Arts and Science, Xiangyang 441053 (China) 2014-05-15 This paper is concerned with constructing nodal radial solutions for generalized quasilinear Schrödinger equations in R{sup N} which arise from plasma physics, fluid mechanics, as well as high-power ultashort laser in matter. For any given integer k ⩾ 0, by using a change of variables and minimization argument, we obtain a sign-changing minimizer with k nodes of a minimization problem. 11. General Solutions of Two Quadratic Functional Equations of Pexider Type on Orthogonal Vectors OpenAIRE Fochi, Margherita 2012-01-01 Based on the studies on the Hyers-Ulam stability and the orthogonal stability of some Pexider-quadratic functional equations, in this paper we find the general solutions of two quadratic functional equations of Pexider type. Both equations are studied in restricted domains: the first equation is studied on the restricted domain of the orthogonal vectors in the sense of Rätz, and the second equation is considered on the orthogonal vectors in the inner product spaces with the usual orthogonality. 12. Solution of the General Helmholtz Equation Starting from Laplace’s Equation Science.gov (United States) 2002-11-01 Salazar Palma Grupo de Microondas y Radar, Dpto. Senales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones ETSI Telecomunicacion, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid Ciudad...updated at each step of the iteration. excitation. A new boundary integral method for Further, the BIM formulations are in most cases solving the...Hankel functions as it is commonly done in BIM element solutions of the same problem. Application of [10]. Besides its generality to solve Laplace’s 13. Asymptotic profile of global solutions to the generalized double dispersion equation via the nonlinear term Science.gov (United States) Wang, Yu-Zhu; Wei, Changhua 2018-04-01 In this paper, we investigate the initial value problem for the generalized double dispersion equation in R^n. Weighted decay estimate and asymptotic profile of global solutions are established for n≥3 . The global existence result was already proved by Kawashima and the first author in Kawashima and Wang (Anal Appl 13:233-254, 2015). Here, we show that the nonlinear term plays an important role in this asymptotic profile. 14. A General Construction of Linear Differential Equations with Solutions of Prescribed Properties Czech Academy of Sciences Publication Activity Database Neuman, František 2004-01-01 Roč. 17, č. 1 (2004), s. 71-76 ISSN 0893-9659 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA1019902; GA ČR GA201/99/0295 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z1019905 Keywords : construction of linear differential equations * prescribed qualitative properties of solutions Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics Impact factor: 0.414, year: 2004 15. Enhanced asymptotic BMS3 algebra of the flat spacetime solutions of generalized minimal massive gravity Science.gov (United States) Setare, M. R.; Adami, H. 2018-01-01 We apply the new fall of conditions presented in the paper [1] on asymptotically flat spacetime solutions of Chern-Simons-like theories of gravity. We show that the considered fall of conditions asymptotically solve equations of motion of generalized minimal massive gravity. We demonstrate that there exist two type of solutions, one of those is trivial and the others are non-trivial. By looking at non-trivial solutions, for asymptotically flat spacetimes in the generalized minimal massive gravity, in contrast to Einstein gravity, cosmological parameter can be non-zero. We obtain the conserved charges of the asymptotically flat spacetimes in generalized minimal massive gravity, and by introducing Fourier modes we show that the asymptotic symmetry algebra is a semidirect product of a BMS3 algebra and two U (1) current algebras. Also we verify that the BMS3 algebra can be obtained by a contraction of the AdS3 asymptotic symmetry algebra when the AdS3 radius tends to infinity in the flat-space limit. Finally we find energy, angular momentum and entropy for a particular case and deduce that these quantities satisfy the first law of flat space cosmologies. 16. General strategy for biodetection in high ionic strength solutions using transistor-based nanoelectronic sensors. Science.gov (United States) Gao, Ning; Zhou, Wei; Jiang, Xiaocheng; Hong, Guosong; Fu, Tian-Ming; Lieber, Charles M 2015-03-11 Transistor-based nanoelectronic sensors are capable of label-free real-time chemical and biological detection with high sensitivity and spatial resolution, although the short Debye screening length in high ionic strength solutions has made difficult applications relevant to physiological conditions. Here, we describe a new and general strategy to overcome this challenge for field-effect transistor (FET) sensors that involves incorporating a porous and biomolecule permeable polymer layer on the FET sensor. This polymer layer increases the effective screening length in the region immediately adjacent to the device surface and thereby enables detection of biomolecules in high ionic strength solutions in real-time. Studies of silicon nanowire field-effect transistors with additional polyethylene glycol (PEG) modification show that prostate specific antigen (PSA) can be readily detected in solutions with phosphate buffer (PB) concentrations as high as 150 mM, while similar devices without PEG modification only exhibit detectable signals for concentrations ≤10 mM. Concentration-dependent measurements exhibited real-time detection of PSA with a sensitivity of at least 10 nM in 100 mM PB with linear response up to the highest (1000 nM) PSA concentrations tested. The current work represents an important step toward general application of transistor-based nanoelectronic detectors for biochemical sensing in physiological environments and is expected to open up exciting opportunities for in vitro and in vivo biological sensing relevant to basic biology research through medicine. 17. Solution method for the unsteady incompressible Navier-Stokes equations in generalized coordinate systems International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Rosenfeld, M.; Kwak, D.; Vinokur, M. 1988-01-01 A solution method based on a fractional step approach is developed for obtaining time-dependent solutions of the three-dimensional, incompressible Navier-Stokes equations in generalized coordinate systems. The governing equations are discretized conservatively by finite volumes using a staggered mesh system. The primitive variable formulation uses the volume fluxes across the faces of each computational cell as dependent variables. This procedure, combined with accurate and consistent approximations of geometric parameters, is done to satisfy the discretized mass conservation equation to machine accuracy as well as to gain favorable convergence properties of the Poisson solver. The discretized equations are second-order-accurate in time and space and no smoothing terms are added. An approximate-factorization scheme is implemented in solving the momentum equations. A novel ZEBRA scheme with four-color ordering is devised for the efficient solution of the Poisson equation. Several two and three-dimensional solutions are compared with other numerical and experimental results to validate the present method. 23 references 18. On generalized Melvin solution for the Lie algebra E{sub 6} Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB) Bolokhov, S.V. [Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), Moscow (Russian Federation); Ivashchuk, V.D. [VNIIMS, Center for Gravitation and Fundamental Metrology, Moscow (Russian Federation); Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), Moscow (Russian Federation) 2017-10-15 A multidimensional generalization of Melvin's solution for an arbitrary simple Lie algebra G is considered. The gravitational model in D dimensions, D ≥ 4, contains n 2-forms and l ≥ n scalar fields, where n is the rank of G. The solution is governed by a set of n functions H{sub s}(z) obeying n ordinary differential equations with certain boundary conditions imposed. It was conjectured earlier that these functions should be polynomials (the so-called fluxbrane polynomials). The polynomials H{sub s}(z), s = 1,.., 6, for the Lie algebra E{sub 6} are obtained and a corresponding solution for l = n = 6 is presented. The polynomials depend upon integration constants Q{sub s}, s = 1,.., 6. They obey symmetry and duality identities. The latter ones are used in deriving asymptotic relations for solutions at large distances. The power-law asymptotic relations for E{sub 6}-polynomials at large z are governed by the integer-valued matrix ν = A{sup -1}(I + P), where A{sup -1} is the inverse Cartan matrix, I is the identity matrix and P is a permutation matrix, corresponding to a generator of the Z{sub 2}-group of symmetry of the Dynkin diagram. The 2-form fluxes Φ{sup s}, s = 1,.., 6, are calculated. (orig.) 19. Inverse planning for x-ray rotation therapy: a general solution of the inverse problem International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Oelfke, U.; Bortfeld, T. 1999-01-01 Rotation therapy with photons is currently under investigation for the delivery of intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). An analytical approach for inverse treatment planning of this radiotherapy technique is described. The inverse problem for the delivery of arbitrary 2D dose profiles is first formulated and then solved analytically. In contrast to previously applied strategies for solving the inverse problem, it is shown that the most general solution for the fluence profiles consists of two independent solutions of different parity. A first analytical expression for both fluence profiles is derived. The mathematical derivation includes two different strategies, an elementary expansion of fluence and dose into polynomials and a more practical approach in terms of Fourier transforms. The obtained results are discussed in the context of previous work on this problem. (author) 20. Data collapse, scaling functions, and analytical solutions of generalized growth models. Science.gov (United States) Cabella, Brenno Caetano Troca; Martinez, Alexandre Souto; Ribeiro, Fabiano 2011-06-01 We consider a nontrivial one-species population dynamics model with finite and infinite carrying capacities. Time-dependent intrinsic and extrinsic growth rates are considered in these models. Through the model per capita growth rate we obtain a heuristic general procedure to generate scaling functions to collapse data into a simple linear behavior even if an extrinsic growth rate is included. With this data collapse, all the models studied become independent from the parameters and initial condition. Analytical solutions are found when time-dependent coefficients are considered. These solutions allow us to perceive nontrivial transitions between species extinction and survival and to calculate the transition's critical exponents. Considering an extrinsic growth rate as a cancer treatment, we show that the relevant quantity depends not only on the intensity of the treatment, but also on when the cancerous cell growth is maximum. 1. Analytical general solutions for static wormholes in f ( R , T ) gravity Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB) Moraes, P.H.R.S.; Correa, R.A.C.; Lobato, R.V., E-mail: moraes.phrs@gmail.com, E-mail: fis04132@gmail.com, E-mail: ronaldo.lobato@icranet.org [ITA-Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, 12228-900, São José dos Campos, SP (Brazil) 2017-07-01 Originally proposed as a tool for teaching the general theory of relativity, wormholes are today approached in many different ways and are seeing as an efficient alternative for interstellar and time travel. Attempts to achieve observational signatures of wormholes have been growing as the subject has become more and more popular. In this article we investigate some f ( R , T ) theoretical predictions for static wormholes, i.e., wormholes whose throat radius can be considered a constant. Since the T -dependence in f ( R , T ) gravity is due to the consideration of quantum effects, a further investigation of wormholes in such a theory is well motivated. We obtain the energy conditions of static wormholes in f ( R , T ) gravity and apply an analytical approach to find their physical and geometrical solutions. We highlight that our results are in agreement with previous solutions and assumptions presented in the literature. 2. Analytical general solutions for static wormholes in f(R,T) gravity Science.gov (United States) Moraes, P. H. R. S.; Correa, R. A. C.; Lobato, R. V. 2017-07-01 Originally proposed as a tool for teaching the general theory of relativity, wormholes are today approached in many different ways and are seeing as an efficient alternative for interstellar and time travel. Attempts to achieve observational signatures of wormholes have been growing as the subject has become more and more popular. In this article we investigate some f(R,T) theoretical predictions for static wormholes, i.e., wormholes whose throat radius can be considered a constant. Since the T-dependence in f(R,T) gravity is due to the consideration of quantum effects, a further investigation of wormholes in such a theory is well motivated. We obtain the energy conditions of static wormholes in f(R,T) gravity and apply an analytical approach to find their physical and geometrical solutions. We highlight that our results are in agreement with previous solutions and assumptions presented in the literature. 3. Steady and Unsteady Numerical Solution of Generalized Newtonian Fluids Flow by Runge-Kutta method Science.gov (United States) Keslerová, R.; Kozel, K.; Prokop, V. 2010-09-01 In this paper the laminar viscous incompressible flow for generalized Newtonian (Newtonian and non-Newtonian) fluids is considered. The governing system of equations is the system of Navier-Stokes equations and the continuity equation. The steady and unsteady numerical solution for this system is computed by finite volume method combined with an artificial compressibility method. For time discretization the explicit multistage Runge-Kutta numerical scheme is considered. Steady state solution is achieved for t→∞ using steady boundary conditions and followed by steady residual behavior. The dual time-stepping method is considered for unsteady computation. The high artificial compressibility coefficient is used in the artificial compressibility method applied in the dual time τ. The steady and unsteady numerical results of Newtonian and non-Newtonian (shear thickening and shear thinning) fluids flow in the branching channel are presented. 4. Exact Solutions of Fragmentation Equations with General Fragmentation Rates and Separable Particles Distribution Kernels Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) S. C. Oukouomi Noutchie 2014-01-01 Full Text Available We make use of Laplace transform techniques and the method of characteristics to solve fragmentation equations explicitly. Our result is a breakthrough in the analysis of pure fragmentation equations as this is the first instance where an exact solution is provided for the fragmentation evolution equation with general fragmentation rates. This paper is the key for resolving most of the open problems in fragmentation theory including “shattering” and the sudden appearance of infinitely many particles in some systems with initial finite particles number. 5. Global weak solutions for a gas liquid model with external forces and general pressure law OpenAIRE Evje, Steinar; Friis, Helmer André 2011-01-01 This is a copy of an article previously published in; SIAM journal on applied mathematics, which has been made available here with permission. Original article; http://dx.doi.org/10.1137/100813336. In this work we show existence of global weak solutions for a two-phase gas-liquid model where the gas phase is represented by a general isothermal pressure law, whereas the liquid is assumed to be incompressible. To make the model relevant for pipe and well-flow applications we have included ex... 6. N=1 domain wall solutions of massive type II supergravity as generalized geometries International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Louis, J. 2006-05-01 We study N=1 domain wall solutions of type IIB supergravity compactified on a Calabi-Yau manifold in the presence of RR and NS electric and magnetic fluxes. We show that the dynamics of the scalar fields along the direction transverse to the domain wall is described by gradient flow equations controlled by a superpotential W. We then provide a geometrical interpretation of the gradient flow equations in terms of the mirror symmetric compactification of type IIA. They correspond to a set of generalized Hitchin flow equations of a manifold with SU(3) x SU(3)structure which is fibered over the direction transverse to the domain wall. (Orig.) 7. General Solutions of Two Quadratic Functional Equations of Pexider Type on Orthogonal Vectors Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Margherita Fochi 2012-01-01 Full Text Available Based on the studies on the Hyers-Ulam stability and the orthogonal stability of some Pexider-quadratic functional equations, in this paper we find the general solutions of two quadratic functional equations of Pexider type. Both equations are studied in restricted domains: the first equation is studied on the restricted domain of the orthogonal vectors in the sense of Rätz, and the second equation is considered on the orthogonal vectors in the inner product spaces with the usual orthogonality. 8. Spherically symmetric solution in higher-dimensional teleparallel equivalent of general relativity Science.gov (United States) Gamal, G. L. Nashed 2013-02-01 A theory of (N+1)-dimensional gravity is developed on the basis of the teleparallel equivalent of general relativity (TEGR). The fundamental gravitational field variables are the (N+1)-dimensional vector fields, defined globally on a manifold M, and the gravitational field is attributed to the torsion. The form of Lagrangian density is quadratic in torsion tensor. We then give an exact five-dimensional spherically symmetric solution (Schwarzschild (4+1)-dimensions). Finally, we calculate energy and spatial momentum using gravitational energy—momentum tensor and superpotential 2-form. 9. Classic tests of General Relativity described by brane-based spherically symmetric solutions Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB) Cuzinatto, R.R. [Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Instituto de Ciencia e Tecnologia, Pocos de Caldas, MG (Brazil); Pompeia, P.J. [Departamento de Ciencia e Tecnologia Aeroespacial, Instituto de Fomento e Coordenacao Industrial, Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil); Departamento de Ciencia e Tecnologia Aeroespacial, Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil); De Montigny, M. [University of Alberta, Theoretical Physics Institute, Edmonton, AB (Canada); University of Alberta, Campus Saint-Jean, Edmonton, AB (Canada); Khanna, F.C. [University of Alberta, Theoretical Physics Institute, Edmonton, AB (Canada); TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC (Canada); University of Victoria, Department of Physics and Astronomy, PO box 1700, Victoria, BC (Canada); Silva, J.M.H. da [Universidade Estadual Paulista, Departamento de Fisica e Quimica, Guaratingueta, SP (Brazil) 2014-08-15 We discuss a way to obtain information about higher dimensions from observations by studying a brane-based spherically symmetric solution. The three classic tests of General Relativity are analyzed in detail: the perihelion shift of the planet Mercury, the deflection of light by the Sun, and the gravitational redshift of atomic spectral lines. The braneworld version of these tests exhibits an additional parameter b related to the fifth-coordinate. This constant b can be constrained by comparison with observational data for massive and massless particles. (orig.) 10. The general Klein-Gordon-Schroedinger system: modulational instability and exact solutions International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Tang Xiaoyan; Ding Wei 2008-01-01 The general Klein-Gordon-Schroedinger (gKGS) system is studied where the cubic auto-interactions are introduced in both the nonlinear Schroedinger and the nonlinear Klein-Gordon fields. We first investigate the modulational instability (MI) of the system, and thus derive the general dispersion relation between the frequency and wavenumber of the modulating perturbations, which demonstrates many possibilities for the MI regions. Using the travelling wave reduction, the gKGS system is greatly simplified. Via a simple function expansion method, we obtain some exact travelling wave solutions. Under some special parameter values, some representative wave structures are graphically displayed including the kink, anti-kink, bright, dark, grey and periodic solitons 11. Generalized Recovery DEFF Research Database (Denmark) Skov Jensen, Christian; Lando, David; Heje Pedersen, Lasse of Ross (2015). Our characterization is simple and intuitive, linking recovery to the relation between the number of time periods on the number of states. When recovery is feasible, our model is easy to implement, allowing a closed-form linearized solution. We implement our model empirically, testing...... the predictive power of the recovered expected return, crash risk, and other recovered statistics.... 12. On flux integrals for generalized Melvin solution related to simple finite-dimensional Lie algebra International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Ivashchuk, V.D. 2017-01-01 A generalized Melvin solution for an arbitrary simple finite-dimensional Lie algebra G is considered. The solution contains a metric, n Abelian 2-forms and n scalar fields, where n is the rank of G. It is governed by a set of n moduli functions H s (z) obeying n ordinary differential equations with certain boundary conditions imposed. It was conjectured earlier that these functions should be polynomials - the so-called fluxbrane polynomials. These polynomials depend upon integration constants q s , s = 1,.., n. In the case when the conjecture on the polynomial structure for the Lie algebra G is satisfied, it is proved that 2-form flux integrals Φ s over a proper 2d submanifold are finite and obey the relations q s Φ s = 4πn s h s , where the h s > 0 are certain constants (related to dilatonic coupling vectors) and the n s are powers of the polynomials, which are components of a twice dual Weyl vector in the basis of simple (co-)roots, s = 1,.., n. The main relations of the paper are valid for a solution corresponding to a finite-dimensional semi-simple Lie algebra G. Examples of polynomials and fluxes for the Lie algebras A 1 , A 2 , A 3 , C 2 , G 2 and A 1 + A 1 are presented. (orig.) 13. Generalization of Solovev’s approach to finding equilibrium solutions for axisymmetric plasmas with flow Science.gov (United States) M, S. CHU; Yemin, HU; Wenfeng, GUO 2018-03-01 Solovev’s approach of finding equilibrium solutions was found to be extremely useful for generating a library of linear-superposable equilibria for the purpose of shaping studies. This set of solutions was subsequently expanded to include the vacuum solutions of Zheng, Wootton and Solano, resulting in a set of functions {SOLOVEV_ZWS} that were usually used for all toroidally symmetric plasmas, commonly recognized as being able to accommodate any desired plasma shapes (complete-shaping capability). The possibility of extending the Solovev approach to toroidal equilibria with a general plasma flow is examined theoretically. We found that the only meaningful extension is to plasmas with a pure toroidal rotation and with a constant Mach number. We also show that the simplification ansatz made to the current profiles, which was the basis of the Solovev approach, should be applied more systematically to include an internal boundary condition at the magnetic axis; resulting in a modified and more useful set {SOLOVEV_ZWSm}. Explicit expressions of functions in this set are given for equilibria with a quasi-constant current density profile, with a toroidal flow at a constant Mach number and with specific heat capacity 1. The properties of {SOLOVEV_ZWSm} are studied analytically. Numerical examples of achievable equilibria are demonstrated. Although the shaping capability of the set {SOLOVE_ZWSm} is quite extensive, it nevertheless still does not have complete shaping capability, particularly for plasmas with negative curvature points on the plasma boundary such as the doublets or indented bean shaped tokamaks. 14. General analytical solutions for DC/AC circuit-network analysis Science.gov (United States) Rubido, Nicolás; Grebogi, Celso; Baptista, Murilo S. 2017-06-01 In this work, we present novel general analytical solutions for the currents that are developed in the edges of network-like circuits when some nodes of the network act as sources/sinks of DC or AC current. We assume that Ohm's law is valid at every edge and that charge at every node is conserved (with the exception of the source/sink nodes). The resistive, capacitive, and/or inductive properties of the lines in the circuit define a complex network structure with given impedances for each edge. Our solution for the currents at each edge is derived in terms of the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of the Laplacian matrix of the network defined from the impedances. This derivation also allows us to compute the equivalent impedance between any two nodes of the circuit and relate it to currents in a closed circuit which has a single voltage generator instead of many input/output source/sink nodes. This simplifies the treatment that could be done via Thévenin's theorem. Contrary to solving Kirchhoff's equations, our derivation allows to easily calculate the redistribution of currents that occurs when the location of sources and sinks changes within the network. Finally, we show that our solutions are identical to the ones found from Circuit Theory nodal analysis. 15. Bragg reflection in mosaic crystals. I. General solution of the Darwin equations International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Sears, V.F. 1996-01-01 The Darwin equations, which describe the multiple Bragg reflection of X-rays or neutrons in a mosaic crystal slab, have previously been solved only for special cases. Here, the complete and exact analytical solution of these equations is obtained for both the Bragg case (reflection geometry) and the Laue case (transmission geometry) with the help of a computer algebra program and it is shown that the resulting general expressions for both the reflectivity R and the transmissivity T can each be expressed in a compact form. It is found, for example, that for a mosaic crystal anomalous absorption occurs only in the Bragg case and not in the Laue case. This is in contrast to the dynamical theory of diffraction, which applies to an ideally perfect crystal, where anomalous absorption (due to the Borrmann effect) is found in both Laue and Bragg cases. With this new general expression for R, the Fankuchen gain is calculated for a crystal of finite thickness, taking correctly into account the effects of both absorption and secondary extinction. General expressions for the optimum crystal thickness are also obtained for both Bragg and Laue cases. In a companion paper, these general results are applied to a detailed numerical calculation of the reflecting properties of various neutron monochromator crystals. (author) 16. Cusping, transport and variance of solutions to generalized Fokker-Planck equations Science.gov (United States) Carnaffan, Sean; Kawai, Reiichiro 2017-06-01 We study properties of solutions to generalized Fokker-Planck equations through the lens of the probability density functions of anomalous diffusion processes. In particular, we examine solutions in terms of their cusping, travelling wave behaviours, and variance, within the framework of stochastic representations of generalized Fokker-Planck equations. We give our analysis in the cases of anomalous diffusion driven by the inverses of the stable, tempered stable and gamma subordinators, demonstrating the impact of changing the distribution of waiting times in the underlying anomalous diffusion model. We also analyse the cases where the underlying anomalous diffusion contains a Lévy jump component in the parent process, and when a diffusion process is time changed by an uninverted Lévy subordinator. On the whole, we present a combination of four criteria which serve as a theoretical basis for model selection, statistical inference and predictions for physical experiments on anomalously diffusing systems. We discuss possible applications in physical experiments, including, with reference to specific examples, the potential for model misclassification and how combinations of our four criteria may be used to overcome this issue. 17. 2-D solution for free vibrations of parabolic shells using generalized differential quadrature method Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB) Tornabene, F.; Viola, E. [Bologna Univ., DISTART-Dept., Faculty of Engineering (Italy) 2008-11-15 The Generalized Differential Quadrature (GDQ) procedure is developed for the free vibration analysis of complete parabolic shells of revolution and parabolic shell panels. The First-order Shear Deformation Theory (FSDT) is used to analyze the above moderately thick structural elements. The treatment is conducted within the theory of linear elasticity, when the material behaviour is assumed to be homogeneous and isotropic. The governing equations of motion, written in terms of internal resultants, are expressed as functions of five kinematic parameters, by using the constitutive and kinematic relationships. The solution is given in terms of generalized displacement components of the points lying on the middle surface of the shell. The discretization of the system by means of the Differential Quadrature (DQ) technique leads to a standard linear eigenvalue problem, where two independent variables are involved. The results are obtained taking the meridional and circumferential co-ordinates into account, without using the Fourier modal expansion methodology. Several examples of parabolic shell elements are presented to illustrate the validity and the accuracy of GDQ method. Numerical solutions are compared with the ones obtained using commercial programs such as Abaqus, Ansys, Femap/Nastran, Straus, Pro/Mechanica. Very good agreement is observed. Furthermore, the convergence rate of natural frequencies is shown to be very fast and the stability of the numerical methodology is very good. The accuracy of the method is sensitive to the number of sampling points used, to their distribution and to the boundary conditions. Different typologies of non-uniform grid point distributions are considered. The effect of the distribution choice of sampling points on the accuracy of GDQ solution is investigated. New numerical results are presented. (authors) 18. 2-D solution for free vibrations of parabolic shells using generalized differential quadrature method International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Tornabene, F.; Viola, E. 2008-01-01 The Generalized Differential Quadrature (GDQ) procedure is developed for the free vibration analysis of complete parabolic shells of revolution and parabolic shell panels. The First-order Shear Deformation Theory (FSDT) is used to analyze the above moderately thick structural elements. The treatment is conducted within the theory of linear elasticity, when the material behaviour is assumed to be homogeneous and isotropic. The governing equations of motion, written in terms of internal resultants, are expressed as functions of five kinematic parameters, by using the constitutive and kinematic relationships. The solution is given in terms of generalized displacement components of the points lying on the middle surface of the shell. The discretization of the system by means of the Differential Quadrature (DQ) technique leads to a standard linear eigenvalue problem, where two independent variables are involved. The results are obtained taking the meridional and circumferential co-ordinates into account, without using the Fourier modal expansion methodology. Several examples of parabolic shell elements are presented to illustrate the validity and the accuracy of GDQ method. Numerical solutions are compared with the ones obtained using commercial programs such as Abaqus, Ansys, Femap/Nastran, Straus, Pro/Mechanica. Very good agreement is observed. Furthermore, the convergence rate of natural frequencies is shown to be very fast and the stability of the numerical methodology is very good. The accuracy of the method is sensitive to the number of sampling points used, to their distribution and to the boundary conditions. Different typologies of non-uniform grid point distributions are considered. The effect of the distribution choice of sampling points on the accuracy of GDQ solution is investigated. New numerical results are presented. (authors) 19. A Poisson-like closed-form expression for the steady-state wealth distribution in a kinetic model of gambling Science.gov (United States) Garcia, Jane Bernadette Denise M.; Esguerra, Jose Perico H. 2017-08-01 An approximate but closed-form expression for a Poisson-like steady state wealth distribution in a kinetic model of gambling was formulated from a finite number of its moments, which were generated from a βa,b(x) exchange distribution. The obtained steady-state wealth distributions have tails which are qualitatively similar to those observed in actual wealth distributions. 20. Five-dimensional teleparallel theory equivalent to general relativity, the axially symmetric solution, energy and spatial momentum Science.gov (United States) Gamal, G. L. Nashed 2011-11-01 A theory of (4+1)-dimensional gravity is developed on the basis of the teleparallel theory equivalent to general relativity. The fundamental gravitational field variables are the five-dimensional vector fields (pentad), defined globally on a manifold M, and gravity is attributed to the torsion. The Lagrangian density is quadratic in the torsion tensor. We then give the exact five-dimensional solution. The solution is a generalization of the familiar Schwarzschild and Kerr solutions of the four-dimensional teleparallel equivalent of general relativity. We also use the definition of the gravitational energy to calculate the energy and the spatial momentum. 1. General equations for determining species involved in solution equilibria and equilibrium constants from solution molecular mass measurements OpenAIRE Davidson, Matthew G.; Snaith, Ronald; Stalke, Dietmar; Wright, Dominic S. 1993-01-01 A simple way by which equilibrium species can be identified with reasonable certainty, and equilibrium constants and thermodynamic data can be thereby extracted, from variable-concentration cryoscopic molecular mass measurements in solution is reported. The method relies on the assumption that the individual molecular species involved in such solution equilibria exert independent and additive contributions to the depression in freezing point from that of the pure solvent. Given this assumptio... 2. Asymptotically Stable Solutions of a Generalized Fractional Quadratic Functional-Integral Equation of Erdélyi-Kober Type Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Mohamed Abdalla Darwish 2014-01-01 Full Text Available We study a generalized fractional quadratic functional-integral equation of Erdélyi-Kober type in the Banach space BC(ℝ+. We show that this equation has at least one asymptotically stable solution. 3. Asymptotically Stable Solutions of a Generalized Fractional Quadratic Functional-Integral Equation of Erdélyi-Kober Type OpenAIRE Darwish, Mohamed Abdalla; Rzepka, Beata 2014-01-01 We study a generalized fractional quadratic functional-integral equation of Erdélyi-Kober type in the Banach space BC(ℝ+). We show that this equation has at least one asymptotically stable solution. 4. A Generalized Measure for the Optimal Portfolio Selection Problem and its Explicit Solution Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Zinoviy Landsman 2018-03-01 Full Text Available In this paper, we offer a novel class of utility functions applied to optimal portfolio selection. This class incorporates as special cases important measures such as the mean-variance, Sharpe ratio, mean-standard deviation and others. We provide an explicit solution to the problem of optimal portfolio selection based on this class. Furthermore, we show that each measure in this class generally reduces to the efficient frontier that coincides or belongs to the classical mean-variance efficient frontier. In addition, a condition is provided for the existence of the a one-to-one correspondence between the parameter of this class of utility functions and the trade-off parameter λ in the mean-variance utility function. This correspondence essentially provides insight into the choice of this parameter. We illustrate our results by taking a portfolio of stocks from National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation (NASDAQ. 5. General statistical-thermodynamical treatment of one-dimensional multicomponent molecular hetero-assembly in solution International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Buchelnikov, Anatoly S.; Evstigneev, Vladyslav P.; Evstigneev, Maxim P. 2013-01-01 Highlights: • Multicomponent non-covalent molecular hetero-association has been modeled. • The equations obtained have an exclusive link to experimental observable. • The matrix form of key equations distinguishes the present model from other known. - Abstract: A general treatment has been developed for the multicomponent one-dimensional non-covalent molecular hetero-assembly in solution using transfer matrix and sequence generating function approaches. The main result is set of equations, which allows one to obtain any thermodynamical quantities of the multicomponent system and, in particular, experimental observable enabling one to get all equilibrium parameters of molecular interaction. The matrix form of presentation of the key equations allows their direct incorporation into matrix-oriented mathematical software, which leads to a two orders of magnitude increase in speed of calculation of as compared to other known approaches 6. Analytical Solution of Relativistic Few-Body Bound Systems with a Generalized Yukawa Potential Science.gov (United States) Aslanzadeh, M.; Rajabi, A. A. 2016-03-01 We have investigated in this paper the few-body bound systems in a simple semi-relativistic scheme. For this aim, we introduced a spin independent relativistic description for a few-identical body system by presenting the analytical solution of few-particle Klein-Gordon equation. Performing calculations in D-dimensional configuration on the basis of the hypercentral approach, we reduced the few-body Klein-Gordon equation to a Schrödinger-like form. This equation is solved by using the Nikiforov-Uvarov method, through which the energy equations and eigenfunctions for a few-body bound system are obtained. We used the spin- and isospin-independent generalized Yukawa potential in our calculations, and the dependence of the few-body binding energies on the potential parameters has been investigated. 7. Multigrid method applied to the solution of an elliptic, generalized eigenvalue problem Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB) Alchalabi, R.M. [BOC Group, Murray Hill, NJ (United States); Turinsky, P.J. [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States) 1996-12-31 The work presented in this paper is concerned with the development of an efficient MG algorithm for the solution of an elliptic, generalized eigenvalue problem. The application is specifically applied to the multigroup neutron diffusion equation which is discretized by utilizing the Nodal Expansion Method (NEM). The underlying relaxation method is the Power Method, also known as the (Outer-Inner Method). The inner iterations are completed using Multi-color Line SOR, and the outer iterations are accelerated using Chebyshev Semi-iterative Method. Furthermore, the MG algorithm utilizes the consistent homogenization concept to construct the restriction operator, and a form function as a prolongation operator. The MG algorithm was integrated into the reactor neutronic analysis code NESTLE, and numerical results were obtained from solving production type benchmark problems. 8. On flux integrals for generalized Melvin solution related to simple finite-dimensional Lie algebra Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB) Ivashchuk, V.D. [VNIIMS, Center for Gravitation and Fundamental Metrology, Moscow (Russian Federation); Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), Institute of Gravitation and Cosmology, Moscow (Russian Federation) 2017-10-15 A generalized Melvin solution for an arbitrary simple finite-dimensional Lie algebra G is considered. The solution contains a metric, n Abelian 2-forms and n scalar fields, where n is the rank of G. It is governed by a set of n moduli functions H{sub s}(z) obeying n ordinary differential equations with certain boundary conditions imposed. It was conjectured earlier that these functions should be polynomials - the so-called fluxbrane polynomials. These polynomials depend upon integration constants q{sub s}, s = 1,.., n. In the case when the conjecture on the polynomial structure for the Lie algebra G is satisfied, it is proved that 2-form flux integrals Φ{sup s} over a proper 2d submanifold are finite and obey the relations q{sub s} Φ{sup s} = 4πn{sub s}h{sub s}, where the h{sub s} > 0 are certain constants (related to dilatonic coupling vectors) and the n{sub s} are powers of the polynomials, which are components of a twice dual Weyl vector in the basis of simple (co-)roots, s = 1,.., n. The main relations of the paper are valid for a solution corresponding to a finite-dimensional semi-simple Lie algebra G. Examples of polynomials and fluxes for the Lie algebras A{sub 1}, A{sub 2}, A{sub 3}, C{sub 2}, G{sub 2} and A{sub 1} + A{sub 1} are presented. (orig.) 9. General Quantum Meet-in-the-Middle Search Algorithm Based on Target Solution of Fixed Weight Science.gov (United States) Fu, Xiang-Qun; Bao, Wan-Su; Wang, Xiang; Shi, Jian-Hong 2016-10-01 Similar to the classical meet-in-the-middle algorithm, the storage and computation complexity are the key factors that decide the efficiency of the quantum meet-in-the-middle algorithm. Aiming at the target vector of fixed weight, based on the quantum meet-in-the-middle algorithm, the algorithm for searching all n-product vectors with the same weight is presented, whose complexity is better than the exhaustive search algorithm. And the algorithm can reduce the storage complexity of the quantum meet-in-the-middle search algorithm. Then based on the algorithm and the knapsack vector of the Chor-Rivest public-key crypto of fixed weight d, we present a general quantum meet-in-the-middle search algorithm based on the target solution of fixed weight, whose computational complexity is \\sumj = 0d {(O(\\sqrt {Cn - k + 1d - j }) + O(C_kj log C_k^j))} with Σd i =0 Ck i memory cost. And the optimal value of k is given. Compared to the quantum meet-in-the-middle search algorithm for knapsack problem and the quantum algorithm for searching a target solution of fixed weight, the computational complexity of the algorithm is lower. And its storage complexity is smaller than the quantum meet-in-the-middle-algorithm. Supported by the National Basic Research Program of China under Grant No. 2013CB338002 and the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 61502526 10. General practitioners' perceptions of the barriers and solutions to good-quality palliative care in dementia. Science.gov (United States) Carter, Gillian; van der Steen, Jenny T; Galway, Karen; Brazil, Kevin 2015-04-16 The general practitioner (GP) is in a pivotal position to initiate and adapt care for their patients living with dementia. This study aimed to elicit GPs' perceptions of the potential barriers and solutions to the provision of good-quality palliative care in dementia in their practices. A postal survey of GPs across Northern Ireland was conducted with open-ended items soliciting for barriers in their practices and possible solutions; 40.6% (138/340) were returned completed. Barriers to palliative care in dementia were perceived to be a dementia knowledge deficit for healthcare staff and the public, a resource shortfall within the GP practice and community, poor team coordination alongside inappropriate dementia care provision, and disagreements from and within families. These findings have significant implications for educators and clinicians as enhanced dementia education and training were highlighted as a strong agenda for GPs with the suggestions of dementia awareness programmes for the public. © The Author(s) 2015 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav. 11. Uniqueness of solutions of a generalized Cauchy problem for a system of first order partial functional differential equations Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Milena Netka 2009-01-01 Full Text Available The paper is concerned with weak solutions of a generalized Cauchy problem for a nonlinear system of first order differential functional equations. A theorem on the uniqueness of a solution is proved. Nonlinear estimates of the Perron type are assumed. A method of integral functional inequalities is used. 12. On the Existence and Uniqueness of Rv-Generalized Solution for Dirichlet Problem with Singularity on All Boundary Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) V. Rukavishnikov 2014-01-01 Full Text Available The existence and uniqueness of the Rv-generalized solution for the first boundary value problem and a second order elliptic equation with coordinated and uncoordinated degeneracy of input data and with strong singularity solution on all boundary of a two-dimensional domain are established. 13. Estimation of hull girder vertical bending moments including non-linear and flexibility effects using closed form expressions DEFF Research Database (Denmark) Pedersen, Preben Terndrup; Jensen, Jørgen Juncher 2009-01-01 -induced loads are evaluated for specific operational profiles. Non-linearity in the wave bending moment is modeled using results derived from a second-order strip theory and water entry solutions for wedge type sections. Hence, bow flare slamming is accounted for through a momentum type of approach....... The stochastic properties of this non-linear response are calculated through a monotonic Hermite transformation. In addition, the impulse loading due to e.g. bottom slamming or a rapid change in bow flare is included using a modal expansion in the two lowest vertical vibration modes. These whipping vibrations... 14. Generalized temperature measurement equations for Rhodamine B dye solution and its application to microfluidics. Science.gov (United States) Shah, Jayna J; Gaitan, Michael; Geist, Jon 2009-10-01 Temperature mapping based on fluorescent signal intensity ratios is a widely used noncontact approach for investigating temperature distributions in various systems. This noninvasive method is especially useful for applications, such as microfluidics, where accurate temperature measurements are difficult with conventional physical probes. However, the application of a calibration equation to relate fluorescence intensity ratio to temperature is not straightforward when the reference temperature in a given application is different than the one used to derive the calibration equation. In this report, we develop and validate generalized calibration equations that can be applied for any value of reference temperature. Our analysis shows that a simple linear correction for a 40 degrees C reference temperature produces errors in measured temperatures between -3 to 8 degrees C for three previously published sets of cubic calibration equations. On the other hand, corrections based on an exact solution of these equations restrict the errors to those inherent in the calibration equations. The methods described here are demonstrated for cubic calibration equations derived by three different groups, but the general method can be applied to other dyes and calibration equations. 15. Spherically-symmetric solutions in general relativity using a tetrad-based approach Science.gov (United States) Kim, Do Young; Lasenby, Anthony N.; Hobson, Michael P. 2018-03-01 We present a tetrad-based method for solving the Einstein field equations for spherically-symmetric systems and compare it with the widely-used Lemaître-Tolman-Bondi (LTB) model. In particular, we focus on the issues of gauge ambiguity and the use of comoving versus physical' coordinate systems. We also clarify the correspondences between the two approaches, and illustrate their differences by applying them to the classic examples of the Schwarzschild and Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker spacetimes. We demonstrate that the tetrad-based method does not suffer from the gauge freedoms inherent to the LTB model, naturally accommodates non-uniform pressure and has a more transparent physical interpretation. We further apply our tetrad-based method to a generalised form of Swiss cheese' model, which consists of an interior spherical region surrounded by a spherical shell of vacuum that is embedded in an exterior background universe. In general, we allow the fluid in the interior and exterior regions to support pressure, and do not demand that the interior region be compensated. We pay particular attention to the form of the solution in the intervening vacuum region and illustrate the validity of Birkhoff's theorem at both the metric and tetrad level. We then reconsider critically the original theoretical arguments underlying the so-called Rh = ct cosmological model, which has recently received considerable attention. These considerations in turn illustrate the interesting behaviour of a number of `horizons' in general cosmological models. 16. [Burnout of general practitioners in Belgium: societal consequences and paths to solutions]. Science.gov (United States) Kacenelenbogen, N; Offermans, A M; Roland, M 2011-09-01 corollary a questioning of the viability of the health care system as we know it. At the time of writing this article, the Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE) is completing, at the request of the Belgian Ministry (SPF) of Health a study entitled "Burn Out of General Practitioners: which prevention, which solutions" whose goal is to make recommendations for the prevention and support of this issue. To measure the real impact of the solutions eventually implemented, we need to create a tool for a regular assessment of the prevalence of this problem in our country. 17. Generalized Bilinear Differential Operators, Binary Bell Polynomials, and Exact Periodic Wave Solution of Boiti-Leon-Manna-Pempinelli Equation Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Huanhe Dong 2014-01-01 Full Text Available We introduce how to obtain the bilinear form and the exact periodic wave solutions of a class of (2+1-dimensional nonlinear integrable differential equations directly and quickly with the help of the generalized Dp-operators, binary Bell polynomials, and a general Riemann theta function in terms of the Hirota method. As applications, we solve the periodic wave solution of BLMP equation and it can be reduced to soliton solution via asymptotic analysis when the value of p is 5. 18. Stability of Almost Periodic Solution for a General Class of Discontinuous Neural Networks with Mixed Time-Varying Delays Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Yingwei Li 2013-01-01 Full Text Available The global exponential stability issues are considered for almost periodic solution of the neural networks with mixed time-varying delays and discontinuous neuron activations. Some sufficient conditions for the existence, uniqueness, and global exponential stability of almost periodic solution are achieved in terms of certain linear matrix inequalities (LMIs, by applying differential inclusions theory, matrix inequality analysis technique, and generalized Lyapunov functional approach. In addition, the existence and asymptotically almost periodic behavior of the solution of the neural networks are also investigated under the framework of the solution in the sense of Filippov. Two simulation examples are given to illustrate the validity of the theoretical results. 19. A general solution in the cylindrical coordinates system for the diffusion of a radionuclide in homogeneous and isotropic solids CERN Document Server Ribeiro, F B 1999-01-01 Solutions of the diffusion equation in cylindrical coordinates are presented for a radionuclide produced by the decay of a not diffusing parent isotope with arbitrary activity distribution. General initial and Dirichlet boundary conditions are considered and the diffusion equation is solved for a finite cylinder. Solutions corresponding to two particular boundary conditions that can be imposed in laboratory diffusion coefficient measurements are presented. An analysis of the speed of convergence and of the series truncation error is done for these particular solutions. An example of the escape to production ratio derived from one of the solutions is also presented. 20. General solution for calculating polarization electric fields in the auroral ionosphere and application examples Science.gov (United States) Amm, O.; Fujii, R.; VanhamäKi, H.; Yoshikawa, A.; Ieda, A. 2013-05-01 We devise an approach to calculate the polarization electric field in the ionosphere, when the ionospheric conductances, the primary (modeled) or the total (measured) electric field, and the Cowling efficiency are given. In contrast to previous studies, our approach is a general solution which is not limited to specific geometrical setups, and all parameters may have any kind of spatial dependence. The solution technique is based on spherical elementary current (vector) systems (SECS). This way, we avoid the need to specify explicit boundary conditions for the searched polarization electric field of its potential which would be required if the problem was solved in a differential equation approach. Instead, we solve an algebraic matrix equation, and the implicit boundary condition that the divergence of the polarization electric field vanishes outside our analysis area is sufficient. In order to illustrate our theory, we then apply it to two simple models of auroral electrodynamic situations, the first being a mesoscale strong conductance enhancement in the early morning sector within a relatively weak southward primary electric field, and a morning sector auroral arc with only a weak conductance enhancement, but a large southward primary electric field at the poleward flank of the arc. While the significance of the polarization electric field for maximum Cowling efficiency is large for the first case, it is rather minor for the second one. Both models show that the polarization electric field effect may not only change the magnitude of the current systems but also their overall geometry. Furthermore, the polarization electric field may extend into regions where the primary electric field is small, thus even dominating the total electric field in these regions. For the first model case, the total Joule heating integrated over the analysis area decreases by a factor of about 4 for maximum Cowling efficiency as compared to the case of vanishing Cowling efficiency 1. Formulation and experimental evaluation of closed-form control laws for the rapid maneuvering of reactor neutronic power International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Bernard, J.A. 1989-09-01 This report describes both the theoretical development and the experimental evaluation of a novel, robust methodology for the time-optimal adjustment of a reactor's neutronic power under conditions of closed-loop digital control. Central to the approach are the 'MIT-SNL Period-Generated Minimum Time Control Laws' which determine the rate at which reactivity should be changed in order to cause a reactor's neutronic power to conform to a specified trajectory. Using these laws, reactor power can be safely raised by five to seven orders of magnitude in a few seconds. The MIT-SNL laws were developed to facilitate rapid increases of neutronic power on spacecraft reactors operating in an SDI environment. However, these laws are generic and have other applications including the rapid recovery of research and test reactors subsequent to an unanticipated shutdown, power increases following the achievement of criticality on commercial reactors, power adjustments on commercial reactors so as to minimize thermal stress, and automated startups. The work reported here was performed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under contract to the Sandia National Laboratories. Support was also provided by the US Department of Energy's Division of University and Industry Programs. The work described in this report is significant in that a novel solution to the problem of time-optimal control of neutronic power was identified, in that a rigorous description of a reactor's dynamics was derived in that the rate of change of reactivity was recognized as the proper control signal, and in that extensive experimental trials were conducted of these newly developed concepts on actual nuclear reactors. 43 refs., 118 figs., 11 tabs 2. Formulation and experimental evaluation of closed-form control laws for the rapid maneuvering of reactor neutronic power Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB) Bernard, J.A. (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, MA (USA). Nuclear Reactor Lab.) 1989-09-01 This report describes both the theoretical development and the experimental evaluation of a novel, robust methodology for the time-optimal adjustment of a reactor's neutronic power under conditions of closed-loop digital control. Central to the approach are the MIT-SNL Period-Generated Minimum Time Control Laws' which determine the rate at which reactivity should be changed in order to cause a reactor's neutronic power to conform to a specified trajectory. Using these laws, reactor power can be safely raised by five to seven orders of magnitude in a few seconds. The MIT-SNL laws were developed to facilitate rapid increases of neutronic power on spacecraft reactors operating in an SDI environment. However, these laws are generic and have other applications including the rapid recovery of research and test reactors subsequent to an unanticipated shutdown, power increases following the achievement of criticality on commercial reactors, power adjustments on commercial reactors so as to minimize thermal stress, and automated startups. The work reported here was performed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under contract to the Sandia National Laboratories. Support was also provided by the US Department of Energy's Division of University and Industry Programs. The work described in this report is significant in that a novel solution to the problem of time-optimal control of neutronic power was identified, in that a rigorous description of a reactor's dynamics was derived in that the rate of change of reactivity was recognized as the proper control signal, and in that extensive experimental trials were conducted of these newly developed concepts on actual nuclear reactors. 43 refs., 118 figs., 11 tabs. 3. An approximate solution for a generalized Hirota-Satsom coupled (Kdv equation Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) H.A. Wahab 2017-03-01 Full Text Available In this paper the Homotopy Analysis Method (HAM, is applied to find the approximate solution of Hirota-Satsuma coupled (KdV equations, which don't need a small parameter for solution. The results obtained by HAM is compared with exact solution, the results divulge that the Homotopy Analysis Method are most accurate, closed and suitable to exact solution of the equation, as compare to Homotopy Perturbation Method. It is predicated that the HAM can be found usually. 4. Solute transport in coupled inland-coastal water systems. General conceptualisation and application to Forsmark International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Jarsjoe, Jerker; Destouni, Georgia; Persson, Klas; Prieto, Carmen 2007-12-01 We formulate a general theoretical conceptualisation of solute transport from inland sources to downstream recipients, considering main recipient load contributions from all different nutrient and pollutant sources that may exist within any catchment. Since the conceptualisation is model independent, its main hydrological factors and mass delivery factors can be quantified on the basis of inputs to and outputs from any considered analytical or numerical model. Some of the conceptually considered source contribution and transport pathway combinations are however commonly neglected in catchment-scale solute transport and attenuation modelling, in particular those related to subsurface sources, diffuse sources at the land surface and direct groundwater transport into the recipient. The conceptual framework provides a possible tool for clarification of underlying and often implicit model assumptions, which can be useful for e.g. inter-model comparisons. In order to further clarify and explain research questions that may be of particular importance for transport pathways from deep groundwater surrounding a repository, we concretise and interpret some selected transport scenarios for model conditions in the Forsmark area. Possible uncertainties in coastal discharge predictions, related to uncertain spatial variation of evapotranspiration within the catchment, were shown to be small for the relatively large, focused surface water discharges from land to sea, because local differences were averaged out along the length of the main water flow paths. In contrast, local flux values within the diffuse groundwater flow field from land to sea are more uncertain, although estimates of mean values and total sums of submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) along some considerable coastline length may be robust. The present results show that 80% to 90% of the total coastal discharge of Forsmark occurred through focused flows in visible streams, whereas the remaining 10% to 20% was 5. Positive global solutions for a general model of size-dependent population dynamics Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Nobuyuki Kato 2000-01-01 have the growth rate depending on the size and time. The local existence and uniqueness of the solution have been shown by Kato and Torikata (1997. Here, we discuss the positivity of the solution and global existence as well as L ∞ solutions. 6. Multipolar electromagnetic fields around neutron stars: general-relativistic vacuum solutions Science.gov (United States) Pétri, J. 2017-12-01 Magnetic fields inside and around neutron stars are at the heart of pulsar magnetospheric activity. Strong magnetic fields are responsible for quantum effects, an essential ingredient to produce leptonic pairs and the subsequent broad-band radiation. The variety of electromagnetic field topologies could lead to the observed diversity of neutron star classes. Thus, it is important to include multipolar components to a presumably dominant dipolar magnetic field. Exact analytical solutions for these multipoles in Newtonian gravity have been computed in recent literature. However, flat space-time is not adequate to describe physics in the immediate surroundings of neutron stars. We generalize the multipole expressions to the strong gravity regime by using a slowly rotating metric approximation such as the one expected around neutron stars. Approximate formulae for the electromagnetic field including frame dragging are computed from which we estimate the Poynting flux and the braking index. Corrections to leading order in compactness and spin parameter are presented. As far as spin-down luminosity is concerned, it is shown that frame dragging remains irrelevant. For high-order multipoles starting from the quadrupole, the electric part can radiate more efficiently than the magnetic part. Both analytical and numerical tools are employed. 7. Solute transport in coupled inland-coastal water systems. General conceptualisation and application to Forsmark Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB) Jarsjoe, Jerker; Destouni, Georgia; Persson, Klas; Prieto, Carmen (Dept. of Physical Geography, Quaternary Geology, Stockholm Univ., Stockholm (Sweden)) 2007-12-15 We formulate a general theoretical conceptualisation of solute transport from inland sources to downstream recipients, considering main recipient load contributions from all different nutrient and pollutant sources that may exist within any catchment. Since the conceptualisation is model independent, its main hydrological factors and mass delivery factors can be quantified on the basis of inputs to and outputs from any considered analytical or numerical model. Some of the conceptually considered source contribution and transport pathway combinations are however commonly neglected in catchment-scale solute transport and attenuation modelling, in particular those related to subsurface sources, diffuse sources at the land surface and direct groundwater transport into the recipient. The conceptual framework provides a possible tool for clarification of underlying and often implicit model assumptions, which can be useful for e.g. inter-model comparisons. In order to further clarify and explain research questions that may be of particular importance for transport pathways from deep groundwater surrounding a repository, we concretise and interpret some selected transport scenarios for model conditions in the Forsmark area. Possible uncertainties in coastal discharge predictions, related to uncertain spatial variation of evapotranspiration within the catchment, were shown to be small for the relatively large, focused surface water discharges from land to sea, because local differences were averaged out along the length of the main water flow paths. In contrast, local flux values within the diffuse groundwater flow field from land to sea are more uncertain, although estimates of mean values and total sums of submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) along some considerable coastline length may be robust. The present results show that 80% to 90% of the total coastal discharge of Forsmark occurred through focused flows in visible streams, whereas the remaining 10% to 20% was 8. Series Solutions of the N-Dimensional Position-Dependent Mass Schrodinger Equation with a General Class of Potentials OpenAIRE Ikhdair, Sameer M.; Sever, Ramazan 2006-01-01 The analytical solutions of the N-dimensional Schrodinger equation with position-dependent mass for a general class of central potentials is obtained via the series expansion method. The position-dependent mass is expanded in series about origin. As a special case, the analytical bound-state series solutions and the recursion relation of the linear-plus-Coulomb (Cornell) potential with the decaying position-dependent mass m=m_{0}e^{-\\lambda r} are also found. 9. Solution of a General Linear Complementarity Problem Using Smooth Optimization and Its Application to Bilinear Programming and LCP International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Fernandes, L.; Friedlander, A.; Guedes, M.; Judice, J. 2001-01-01 This paper addresses a General Linear Complementarity Problem (GLCP) that has found applications in global optimization. It is shown that a solution of the GLCP can be computed by finding a stationary point of a differentiable function over a set defined by simple bounds on the variables. The application of this result to the solution of bilinear programs and LCPs is discussed. Some computational evidence of its usefulness is included in the last part of the paper 10. A General Semi-Analytical Solution for Three Types of Well Tests in Confined Aquifers with a Partially Penetrating Well Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Shaw-Yang Yang Hund-Der Yeh 2012-01-01 Full Text Available This note develops a general mathematical model for describing the transient hydraulic head response for constant-head test, constant-flux test, and slug test in a radial confined aquifer system with a partially penetrating well. The Laplace-domain solution for the model is derived by applying the Laplace transform with respect to time and finite Fourier cosine transform with respect to the z-direction. This new solution has been shown to reduce to the constant-head test when discounting the wellbore storage and maintaining a constant well water level. This solution can also be reduced to the constant-flux test solution when discounting the wellbore storage and keeping a constant pumping rate in the well. Moreover, the solution becomes the slug test solution when there is no pumping in the well. This general solution can be used to develop a single computer code to estimate aquifer parameters if coupled with an optimization algorithm or to assess the effect of well partial penetration on hydraulic head distribution for three types of aquifer tests. 11. Generalized Perk-Schultz models: solutions of the Yang-Baxter equation associated with quantized orthosymplectic superalgebras Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB) Mehta, M; Dancer, K A; Gould, M D; Links, J [Centre for Mathematical Physics, School of Physical Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072 (Australia) 2006-01-06 The Perk-Schultz model may be expressed in terms of the solution of the Yang-Baxter equation associated with the fundamental representation of the untwisted affine extension of the general linear quantum superalgebra U{sub q}[gl(m vertical bar n)], with a multiparametric coproduct action as given by Reshetikhin. Here, we present analogous explicit expressions for solutions of the Yang-Baxter equation associated with the fundamental representations of the twisted and untwisted affine extensions of the orthosymplectic quantum superalgebras U{sub q}[osp(m vertical bar n)]. In this manner, we obtain generalizations of the Perk-Schultz model. (letter to the editor) 12. Obtaining a closed-form representation for the dual bosonic thermal Green function by using methods of integration on the complex plane OpenAIRE Mondaini, Leonardo 2012-01-01 We derive an exact closed-form representation for the Euclidean thermal Green function of the two-dimensional (2D) free massless scalar field in coordinate space. This can be interpreted as the real part of a complex analytic function of a variable that conformally maps the infinite strip -∞ < x < ∞ (0 < τ < β) of the z = x + iτ (τ: imaginary time) plane into the upper-half-plane. Use of the Cauchy-Riemann conditions, then allows us to identify the dual thermal... 13. Traversable intra-Universe wormholes and timeholes in General Relativity: two new solutions International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Smirnov, Alexey L 2016-01-01 Using thin shell formalism we construct two solutions of intra-Universe wormholes. The first model is a cosmological analog of the Aichelburg–Schein timehole, while another one is an intra-Universe form of the Bronnikov–Ellis solution. (paper) 14. Protein Crystal Growth Under Forced Solution Flow: Experimental Setup and General Response of Lysozyme Science.gov (United States) Vekilov, P. G.; Rosenberger, F. 1998-01-01 We have experimentally studied the effects of solution flow on the growth kinetics of the protein lysozyme. To this end, we have expanded our interferometry setup by a novel crystallization cell and solution recirculation system. This combination permits monitoring of interface morphology and kinetics with a depth resolution of 200 A at bulk flow rates of up to 2000 micron/s. Particular attention was paid to the prevention of protein denaturation that is often associated with the pumping of protein solutions. We found that at bulk flow rates it less than 250 microns/s the average growth rate and step velocity, R(sub avg) and upsilon(sub avg) increase with increasing it. This can be quantitatively understood in terms of the enhanced, convective solute supply to the interface. With high-purity solutions, it u greater than 250 microns/s lead to growth deceleration, and, at low supersaturations sigma, to growth cessation. When solutions containing approx. 1% of other protein impurities were used, growth deceleration occurred at any u greater than 0 and cessation in the low sigma experiments was reached at about half the it causing cessation with pure solution. The flow-induced changes in R(sub avg) and upsilon(sub avg) including growth cessation, were reversible and reproducible, independent of the direction of the u-changes and solution purity. Hence, we attribute the deceleration to the convection-enhanced supply of impurities to the interface, which at higher flow rates overpowers the effects of enhanced interfacial solute concentration. Most importantly, we found that convective transport leads to a significant reduction in kinetics fluctuations, in agreement with our earlier expectations for the lysozyme system. This supports our hypothesis that these long-term fluctuations represent an intrinsic response feature of the coupled bulk transport-interfacial kinetics system in the mixed growth control regime. 15. Transfer Function of Multi-Stage Active Filters: A Solution Based on Pascal's Triangle and a General Expression Science.gov (United States) Levesque, Luc 2012-01-01 A method is proposed to simplify analytical computations of the transfer function for electrical circuit filters, which are made from repetitive identical stages. A method based on the construction of Pascal's triangle is introduced and then a general solution from two initial conditions is provided for the repetitive identical stage. The present… 16. The Kerr-Tomimatsu-Sato family of spinning mass solutions International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Yamazaki, M. 1982-01-01 The closed form with an arbitrary positive integer distortion parameter delta of the Kerr-Tomimatsu-Sato family of spinning mass solutions, i.e., stationary axisymmetric, asymptotically flat exact solutions of Einstein's vacuum field equations Rsub(μγ) = 0 is presented. The generalization of the Kerr-Tomimatsu-Sato family of solutions to the case of the arbitrary positive non-integral distortion parameter delta is conjectured. Some analytic properties of the family of solutions are studied. It is shown that all ring singularities are of first order and all ergosurfaces are simple zeros of metric functions f. The charged Kerr-Tomimatsu-Sato family of solutions is also given in the closed form with an arbitrary positive integer distortion parameter delta. It is shown that the Christodoulou-Ruffini mass formula of the Kerr-Newman field or the delta = 1 member of the present family of solutions also holds true in the case of the charged Kerr-Tomimatsu-Sato family of solutions with an arbitary odd integer delta. (Auth.) 17. SOLUTIONING Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Maria de Hoyos Guajardo, Ph.D. Candidate, M.Sc., B.Eng. 2004-11-01 Full Text Available The theory that is presented below aims to conceptualise how a group of undergraduate students tackle non-routine mathematical problems during a problem-solving course. The aim of the course is to allow students to experience mathematics as a creative process and to reflect on their own experience. During the course, students are required to produce a written ‘rubric’ of their work, i.e., to document their thoughts as they occur as well as their emotionsduring the process. These ‘rubrics’ were used as the main source of data.Students’ problem-solving processes can be explained as a three-stage process that has been called ‘solutioning’. This process is presented in the six sections below. The first three refer to a common area of concern that can be called‘generating knowledge’. In this way, generating knowledge also includes issues related to ‘key ideas’ and ‘gaining understanding’. The third and the fourth sections refer to ‘generating’ and ‘validating a solution’, respectively. Finally, once solutions are generated and validated, students usually try to improve them further before presenting them as final results. Thus, the last section deals with‘improving a solution’. Although not all students go through all of the stages, it may be said that ‘solutioning’ considers students’ main concerns as they tackle non-routine mathematical problems. 18. A non-local theory of generalized entropy solutions of the Cauchy problem for a class of hyperbolic systems of conservation laws International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Panov, E Yu 1999-01-01 We consider a hyperbolic system of conservation laws on the space of symmetric second-order matrices. The right-hand side of this system contains the functional calculus operator f-bar(U) generated in the general case only by a continuous scalar function f(u). For these systems we define and describe the set of singular entropies, introduce the concept of generalized entropy solutions of the corresponding Cauchy problem, and investigate the properties of generalized entropy solutions. We define the class of strong generalized entropy solutions, in which the Cauchy problem has precisely one solution. We suggest a condition on the initial data under which any generalized entropy solution is strong, which implies its uniqueness. Under this condition we establish that the 'vanishing viscosity' method converges. An example shows that in the general case there can be more than one generalized entropy solution 19. The Role of General Physical Education in Solution of Health Problem of Russia’s Population Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) V.P. Lykyanenko 2012-06-01 Full Text Available The educational concept, worked out by the author rests on the ideas of fundamentalization of school physical educational process, basing on the unique general educational potential of this subject, acquiring the character of fundamental, backbone principle of general secondary education, reflecting its essence, goal and objectives in modern society with its core. 20. Twenty Years of General Education in China: Progress, Problems, and Solutions Science.gov (United States) Wang, Hongcai; Xie, Debo 2018-01-01 General education is a subject with rich contents and that is highly contested in the field of higher education studies. It has been highly praised for its core concepts such as broad educational targets, liberating educational objectives, and balanced educational content. Looking back at the course of general education in China over the past 20… 1. On the degree of generality of inflationary solutions in cosmological models with a scalar field International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Belinsky, V.A.; Khalatnikov, I.M. 1986-11-01 Homogeneous cosmological models of Bianchi I and Friedmann type in the presence of the massive scalar field are studied. Using qualitative theory of dynamical systems we show that the majority of solutions undergoes the inflationary stage. This study is the direct continuation of a previous paper. (author) 2. A GENERAL-SOLUTION FOR A CLASS OF WEAKLY CONSTRAINED LINEAR-REGRESSION PROBLEMS NARCIS (Netherlands) TENBERGE, JMF 1991-01-01 This paper contains a globally optimal solution for a class of functions composed of a linear regression function and a penalty function for the sum of squared regression weights. Global optimality is obtained from inequalities rather than from partial derivatives of a Lagrangian function. 3. The closed-form expressions for the neutron and x-ray reflection and transmission coefficients of a one-dimensional profile International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Zhou, Xiao-Lin; Chen, Sow-Hsin 1990-11-01 As the first part of an effort to systematically study the inversion problem in x-ray and neutron reflectivity experiments, the closed-form expressions are derived for the reflection and transmission coefficients as functionals of the sample profile. The assumption used is that the reflection is mainly due to the first- and the second-order derivatives of the profile and thus the third-and higher-order derivatives are negligible. One of the two major characteristics of the formulas is that the reflection and transmission coefficients are explicitly expressed in terms of the profile; the other is that the formulas are valid over the entire range of momentum transfer Q. This procedure enables the straight-forward calculation of the real space profile using the reflectivity data as the computer input, with an accuracy that still remains to be evaluated through both analytical and numerical analyses with the aid of model profiles 4. A closed-form analytical model for predicting 3D boundary layer displacement thickness for the validation of viscous flow solvers Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) V. R. Sanal Kumar 2018-02-01 Full Text Available A closed-form analytical model is developed for estimating the 3D boundary-layer-displacement thickness of an internal flow system at the Sanal flow choking condition for adiabatic flows obeying the physics of compressible viscous fluids. At this unique condition the boundary-layer blockage induced fluid-throat choking and the adiabatic wall-friction persuaded flow choking occur at a single sonic-fluid-throat location. The beauty and novelty of this model is that without missing the flow physics we could predict the exact boundary-layer blockage of both 2D and 3D cases at the sonic-fluid-throat from the known values of the inlet Mach number, the adiabatic index of the gas and the inlet port diameter of the internal flow system. We found that the 3D blockage factor is 47.33 % lower than the 2D blockage factor with air as the working fluid. We concluded that the exact prediction of the boundary-layer-displacement thickness at the sonic-fluid-throat provides a means to correctly pinpoint the causes of errors of the viscous flow solvers. The methodology presented herein with state-of-the-art will play pivotal roles in future physical and biological sciences for a credible verification, calibration and validation of various viscous flow solvers for high-fidelity 2D/3D numerical simulations of real-world flows. Furthermore, our closed-form analytical model will be useful for the solid and hybrid rocket designers for the grain-port-geometry optimization of new generation single-stage-to-orbit dual-thrust-motors with the highest promising propellant loading density within the given envelope without manifestation of the Sanal flow choking leading to possible shock waves causing catastrophic failures. 5. A closed-form analytical model for predicting 3D boundary layer displacement thickness for the validation of viscous flow solvers Science.gov (United States) Kumar, V. R. Sanal; Sankar, Vigneshwaran; Chandrasekaran, Nichith; Saravanan, Vignesh; Natarajan, Vishnu; Padmanabhan, Sathyan; Sukumaran, Ajith; Mani, Sivabalan; Rameshkumar, Tharikaa; Nagaraju Doddi, Hema Sai; Vysaprasad, Krithika; Sharan, Sharad; Murugesh, Pavithra; Shankar, S. Ganesh; Nejaamtheen, Mohammed Niyasdeen; Baskaran, Roshan Vignesh; Rahman Mohamed Rafic, Sulthan Ariff; Harisrinivasan, Ukeshkumar; Srinivasan, Vivek 2018-02-01 A closed-form analytical model is developed for estimating the 3D boundary-layer-displacement thickness of an internal flow system at the Sanal flow choking condition for adiabatic flows obeying the physics of compressible viscous fluids. At this unique condition the boundary-layer blockage induced fluid-throat choking and the adiabatic wall-friction persuaded flow choking occur at a single sonic-fluid-throat location. The beauty and novelty of this model is that without missing the flow physics we could predict the exact boundary-layer blockage of both 2D and 3D cases at the sonic-fluid-throat from the known values of the inlet Mach number, the adiabatic index of the gas and the inlet port diameter of the internal flow system. We found that the 3D blockage factor is 47.33 % lower than the 2D blockage factor with air as the working fluid. We concluded that the exact prediction of the boundary-layer-displacement thickness at the sonic-fluid-throat provides a means to correctly pinpoint the causes of errors of the viscous flow solvers. The methodology presented herein with state-of-the-art will play pivotal roles in future physical and biological sciences for a credible verification, calibration and validation of various viscous flow solvers for high-fidelity 2D/3D numerical simulations of real-world flows. Furthermore, our closed-form analytical model will be useful for the solid and hybrid rocket designers for the grain-port-geometry optimization of new generation single-stage-to-orbit dual-thrust-motors with the highest promising propellant loading density within the given envelope without manifestation of the Sanal flow choking leading to possible shock waves causing catastrophic failures. 6. Stochastic periodic solution for a perturbed non-autonomous predator-prey model with generalized nonlinear harvesting and impulses Science.gov (United States) Zhang, Yan; Chen, Shihua; Gao, Shujing; Wei, Xiang 2017-11-01 In this paper, stochastic non-autonomous predator-prey models with and without impulses are investigated. The effects of generalized nonlinear harvesting for prey and predator populations are considered. For the stochastic system without impulses, the existence and uniqueness of the positive solution is proven and sufficient conditions that guarantee the extinction and persistence of the population in the mean are achieved. We show the existence of a nontrivial positive periodic solution by constructing appropriate Lyapunov functions and using Khasminskii's theory. Moreover, the global attractiveness and stochastic persistence in probability of the stochastic model are discussed. Results show that the stronger noises and nonlinear harvesting component can significantly influence the dynamics of the system and lead to the extinction of the predator population. Additionally, for the stochastic predator-prey system with impulsive effect, we prove that there exists a positive periodic solution. Numerical simulations are conducted to show the effectiveness and feasibility of the obtained results. 7. A family of analytical solutions of a nonlinear diffusion-convection equation Science.gov (United States) Hayek, Mohamed 2018-01-01 Despite its popularity in many engineering fields, the nonlinear diffusion-convection equation has no general analytical solutions. This work presents a family of closed-form analytical traveling wave solutions for the nonlinear diffusion-convection equation with power law nonlinearities. This kind of equations typically appears in nonlinear problems of flow and transport in porous media. The solutions that are addressed are simple and fully analytical. Three classes of analytical solutions are presented depending on the type of the nonlinear diffusion coefficient (increasing, decreasing or constant). It has shown that the structure of the traveling wave solution is strongly related to the diffusion term. The main advantage of the proposed solutions is that they are presented in a unified form contrary to existing solutions in the literature where the derivation of each solution depends on the specific values of the diffusion and convection parameters. The proposed closed-form solutions are simple to use, do not require any numerical implementation, and may be implemented in a simple spreadsheet. The analytical expressions are also useful to mathematically analyze the structure and properties of the solutions. 8. Exact solution of an electroosmotic flow for generalized Burgers fluid in cylindrical domain Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Masood Khan Full Text Available The present paper reports a theoretical study of the dynamics of an electroosmotic flow (EOF in cylindrical domain. The Cauchy momentum equation is first simplified by incorporating the electrostatic body force in the electric double layer and the generalized Burgers fluid constitutive model. The electric potential distribution is given by the linearized Poisson–Boltzmann equation. After solving the linearized Poisson–Boltzmann equation, the Cauchy momentum equation with electrostatic body force is solved analytically by using the temporal Fourier and finite Hankel transforms. The effects of important involved parameters are examined and presented graphically. The results obtained reveal that the magnitude of velocity increases with increase of the Debye–Huckel and electrokinetic parameters. Further, it is shown that the results presented for generalized Burgers fluid are quite general so that results for the Burgers, Oldroyd-B, Maxwell and Newtonian fluids can be obtained as limiting cases. Keywords: Generalized Burgers fluid, Electroosmotic flow, Fourier and Hankel transform 9. Structural vibration a uniform accurate solution for laminated beams, plates and shells with general boundary conditions CERN Document Server Jin, Guoyong; Su, Zhu 2015-01-01 This book develops a uniform accurate method which is capable of dealing with vibrations of laminated beams, plates and shells with arbitrary boundary conditions including classical boundaries, elastic supports and their combinations. It also provides numerous solutions for various configurations including various boundary conditions, laminated schemes, geometry and material parameters, which fill certain gaps in this area of reach and may serve as benchmark solutions for the readers. For each case, corresponding fundamental equations in the framework of classical and shear deformation theory are developed. Following the fundamental equations, numerous free vibration results are presented for various configurations including different boundary conditions, laminated sequences and geometry and material properties. The proposed method and corresponding formulations can be readily extended to static analysis. 10. On the Exact Solution Explaining the Accelerate Expanding Universe According to General Relativity Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Rabounski D. 2012-04-01 Full Text Available A new method of calculation is applied to the frequency of a photon according to the tra- velled distance. It consists in solving the scalar geodesic equation (equation of energy of the photon, and manifests gravitation, non-holonomity, and deformation of space as the intrinsic geometric factors affecting the photon’s frequency. The solution obtained in the expanding space of Friedmann’s metric manifests the exponential cosmological redshift: its magnitude increases, exponentially, with distance. This explains the acce- lerate expansion of the Universe registered recently by the astronomers. According to the obtained solution, the redshift reaches the ultimately high value z = e π − 1 = 22 . 14 at the event horizon. 11. Positive Solutions to a Generalized Second-Order Difference Equation with Summation Boundary Value Problem Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Thanin Sitthiwirattham 2012-01-01 Full Text Available By using Krasnoselskii's fixed point theorem, we study the existence of positive solutions to the three-point summation boundary value problem Δ2u(t-1+a(tf(u(t=0, t∈{1,2,…,T}, u(0=β∑s=1ηu(s, u(T+1=α∑s=1ηu(s, where f is continuous, T≥3 is a fixed positive integer, η∈{1,2,...,T-1}, 0<α<(2T+2/η(η+1, 0<β<(2T+2-αη(η+1/η(2T-η+1, and Δu(t-1=u(t-u(t-1. We show the existence of at least one positive solution if f is either superlinear or sublinear. 12. Higher integrability of solutions to generalized Stokes system under perfect slip boundary conditions Czech Academy of Sciences Publication Activity Database Mácha, Václav; Tichý, J. 2014-01-01 Roč. 16, č. 4 (2014), s. 823-845 ISSN 1422-6928 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA201/09/0917 Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : generalized Stokes system * perfect slip boundary conditions * Lq theory Subject RIV: BA - General Math ematics Impact factor: 1.186, year: 2014 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00021-014-0190-5 13. Hybrid Solution of Stochastic Optimal Control Problems Using Gauss Pseudospectral Method and Generalized Polynomial Chaos Algorithms Science.gov (United States) 2012-03-01 uncertainties. Pioneers in the study of optimal filtering were Norbert Wiener (1894-1964) in the 1940’s [84] and Ruldolf Kalman and Richard Bucy in the 1950...in this research and will be presented more thoroughly in the next subsection. 67 2.4.2 Generalized Polynomial Chaos. In 1938 Norbert Wiener introduced...Generalized Poly- nomial Chaos for Arbitrary Probability Measures”. SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 28(3):901–928, 2006. 83. Wiener , Norbert . “The 14. General linear methods and friends: Toward efficient solutions of multiphysics problems Science.gov (United States) Sandu, Adrian 2017-07-01 Time dependent multiphysics partial differential equations are of great practical importance as they model diverse phenomena that appear in mechanical and chemical engineering, aeronautics, astrophysics, meteorology and oceanography, financial modeling, environmental sciences, etc. There is no single best time discretization for the complex multiphysics systems of practical interest. We discuss "multimethod" approaches that combine different time steps and discretizations using the rigourous frameworks provided by Partitioned General Linear Methods and Generalize-structure Additive Runge Kutta Methods.. 15. Exact, E = 0, classical and quantum solutions for general power-law oscillators Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB) Nieto, M.M. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Daboul, J. [Ben Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Beer Sheva (Israel) 1994-07-01 For zero energy, E = 0, we derive exact, classical and quantum solutions for all power-law oscillators with potentials V(r) = {minus}{gamma}/r{sup {nu}}, {gamma} > 0 and {minus}{infinity} < {nu} < {infinity}. When the angular momentum is non-zero, these solutions lead to the classical orbits {rho}(t) = [cos {mu}({var_phi}(t) {minus} {var_phi}{sub 0}(t))]{sup 1/{mu}}, with {mu} = {nu}/2 {minus} 1 {ne} 0. For {nu} > 2, the orbits are bound and go through the origin. We calculate the periods and precessions of these bound orbits, and graph a number of specific examples. The unbound orbits are also discussed in detail. Quantum mechanically, this system is also exactly solvable. We find that when {nu} > 2 the solutions are normalizable (bound), as in the classical case. Also, there are normalizable discrete, yet unbound, state which correspond to unbound classical particles which reach infinity in a finite time. These and other interesting comparisons to the classical system will be discussed. 16. Effect of viscoelastic relaxation on moisture transport in foods. Part I: solution of general transport equation. Science.gov (United States) Singh, Pawan P; Maier, Dirk E; Cushman, John H; Haghighi, Kamyar; Corvalan, Carlos 2004-07-01 Within the framework of continuum mechanics, Singh et al. developed an integro-differential equation, which applies to both Darcian (Fickian) and non-Darcian (non-Fickian) modes of fluid transport in swelling biological systems. A dimensionless form of the equation was obtained and transformed from moving Eulerian to the stationary Lagrangian coordinates. Here a solution scheme for the transport equation is developed to predict moisture transport and viscoelastic stresses in spheroidal biopolymeric materials. The equation was solved numerically and results used for predicting drying and sorption curves, moisture profiles, and viscoelastic stresses in soybeans. The Lagrangian solution was obtained by assembling together several schemes: the finite element method was used to discretize the equation in space; non-linearity was addressed using the Newton-Raphson method; the Volterra term was handled via a time integration scheme of Patlashenko et al. and the Galerkin rule was used to solve the time-differential term. The solution obtained in Lagrangian coordinates was transformed back to the Eulerian coordinates. In part II of this sequence we present the numerical results. 17. Exact, E = 0, classical and quantum solutions for general power-law oscillators Science.gov (United States) Nieto, Michael Martin; Daboul, Jamil 1995-01-01 For zero energy, E = 0, we derive exact, classical and quantum solutions for all power-law oscillators with potentials V(r) = -gamma/r(exp nu), gamma greater than 0 and -infinity less than nu less than infinity. When the angular momentum is non-zero, these solutions lead to the classical orbits (p(t) = (cos mu(phi(t) - phi(sub 0)t))(exp 1/mu) with mu = nu/2 - 1 does not equal 0. For nu greater than 2, the orbits are bound and go through the origin. We calculate the periods and precessions of these bound orbits, and graph a number of specific examples. The unbound orbits are also discussed in detail. Quantum mechanically, this system is also exactly solvable. We find that when nu is greater than 2 the solutions are normalizable (bound), as in the classical case. Further, there are normalizable discrete, yet unbound, states. They correspond to unbound classical particles which reach infinity in a finite time. Finally, the number of space dimensions of the system can determine whether or not an E = 0 state is bound. These and other interesting comparisons to the classical system will be discussed. 18. Details of the general numerical solutions of the Friedberg-Lee soliton model for ground and exited states International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Koeppel, T.; Harvey, M. 1984-06-01 A new numerical method is applied to solving the equations of motion of the Friedberg-Lee Soliton model for both ground and spherically symmetric excited states. General results have been obtained over a wide range of parameters. Critical coupling constants and critical particle numbers have been determined below which soliton solutions cease to exist. The static properties of the proton are considered to show that as presently formulated the model fails to fit all experimental data for any set of parameters 19. High Order A-stable Continuous General Linear Methods for Solution of Systems of Initial Value Problems in ODEs Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Dauda GuliburYAKUBU 2012-12-01 Full Text Available Accurate solutions to initial value systems of ordinary differential equations may be approximated efficiently by Runge-Kutta methods or linear multistep methods. Each of these has limitations of one sort or another. In this paper we consider, as a middle ground, the derivation of continuous general linear methods for solution of stiff systems of initial value problems in ordinary differential equations. These methods are designed to combine the advantages of both Runge-Kutta and linear multistep methods. Particularly, methods possessing the property of A-stability are identified as promising methods within this large class of general linear methods. We show that the continuous general linear methods are self-starting and have more ability to solve the stiff systems of ordinary differential equations, than the discrete ones. The initial value systems of ordinary differential equations are solved, for instance, without looking for any other method to start the integration process. This desirable feature of the proposed approach leads to obtaining very high accuracy of the solution of the given problem. Illustrative examples are given to demonstrate the novelty and reliability of the methods. 20. Generalized linear solvation energy model applied to solute partition coefficients in ionic liquid-supercritical carbon dioxide systems. Science.gov (United States) Planeta, Josef; Karásek, Pavel; Hohnová, Barbora; Sťavíková, Lenka; Roth, Michal 2012-08-10 Biphasic solvent systems composed of an ionic liquid (IL) and supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO(2)) have become frequented in synthesis, extractions and electrochemistry. In the design of related applications, information on interphase partitioning of the target organics is essential, and the infinite-dilution partition coefficients of the organic solutes in IL-scCO(2) systems can conveniently be obtained by supercritical fluid chromatography. The data base of experimental partition coefficients obtained previously in this laboratory has been employed to test a generalized predictive model for the solute partition coefficients. The model is an amended version of that described before by Hiraga et al. (J. Supercrit. Fluids, in press). Because of difficulty of the problem to be modeled, the model involves several different concepts - linear solvation energy relationships, density-dependent solvent power of scCO(2), regular solution theory, and the Flory-Huggins theory of athermal solutions. The model shows a moderate success in correlating the infinite-dilution solute partition coefficients (K-factors) in individual IL-scCO(2) systems at varying temperature and pressure. However, larger K-factor data sets involving multiple IL-scCO(2) systems appear to be beyond reach of the model, especially when the ILs involved pertain to different cation classes. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. 1. Exact solution of the generalized time-dependent Jaynes-Cummings Hamiltonian International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Gruver, J.L.; Aliaga, J.; Cerdeira, H.A.; Proto, A.N. 1993-04-01 A time-dependent generalization of the Jaynes-Cummings Hamiltonian is studied using the maximum entropy formalism. The approach, related to a semi-Lie algebra, allows to find three different sets of physical relevant operators which describe the dynamics of the system for any temporal dependence. It is shown how the initial conditions of the operators are determined via the maximum entropy principle density operator, where the inclusion of the temperature turns the description of the problem into a thermodynamical one. The generalized time-independent Jaynes-Cummings Hamiltonian is exactly solved as a particular example. (author). 14 refs 2. Parallel Solution-Phase Synthesis and General Biological Activity of a Uridine Antibiotic Analog Library OpenAIRE Moukha-chafiq, Omar; Reynolds, Robert C. 2014-01-01 A small library of ninety four uridine antibiotic analogs was synthesized, under the Pilot Scale Library (PSL) Program of the NIH Roadmap initiative, from amine 2 and carboxylic acids 33 and 77 in solution-phase fashion. Diverse aldehyde, sulfonyl chloride, and carboxylic acid reactant sets were condensed to 2, leading after acid-mediated hydrolysis, to the targeted compounds 3?32 in good yields and high purity. Similarly, treatment of 33 with diverse amines and sulfonamides gave 34?75. The c... 3. a general view of transuranic issues in nuclear reactors and their solutions International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Aslani, M. A. A.; Akyil, S.; Eral, M. 1997-01-01 Transuranic elements are concern to society and politician of different countries. Because the production of these elements in nuclear power plants is not prevented. Due to the high toxicity and long half-life, they may cause dangerous results on a large scale to environmental pollution. For this reason, nuclear scientist should develop different processes to storage of these materials for security of the next generation. Especially, the risk related to synthetic radioactive elements whose atomic weights are greater than uranium. In this paper, a brief account of the causation problems of transuranic elements and some of recovery process which is use for solution of these problems is presented 4. The direct tensor solution and higher-order acquisition schemes for generalized diffusion tensor imaging NARCIS (Netherlands) Akkerman, Erik M. 2010-01-01 Both in diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and in generalized diffusion tensor imaging (GDTI) the relation between the diffusion tensor and the measured apparent diffusion coefficients is given by a tensorial equation, which needs to be inverted in order to solve the diffusion tensor. The traditional 5. Expanding the class of general exact solutions for interacting two field kinks International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Souza Dutra, A. de; Amaro de Faria, A.C. 2006-01-01 In this work we extend the range of applicability of a method recently introduced where coupled first-order nonlinear equations can be put into a linear form, and consequently be solved completely. Some general consequences of the present extension are then commented 6. Influence of Ringer’s lactated solution in continuous infusion and general anesthesia on hematocrit in dogs Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Rogério Luizari Guedes 2015-08-01 Full Text Available The measurement of serum parameters during general anesthesia procedures are subject to variations due to differences in protocol, splenic storage, and by the instituted fluid therapy. The aim of this study was to assess the hematocrit changes promoted by controlled fluid therapy and general anesthesia. Six mongrel female dogs underwent an anesthetic protocol with acepromazine (0.03 mg kg-1 and tramadol (5 mg kg-1 for premedication, induction with propofol (3 mg kg-1, and maintained with isoflurane and mechanical ventilation for 120 minutes. After induction, they were infused with 10 ml kg hr-1 of Ringer’s lactate solution. Hematocrit measurements were performed from the start until 72 hours from anesthesia and evaluated statistically to check if there were significant changes over time. The fluid therapy, the acepromazine and propofol in the anesthetic protocol promotes a significant reduction of hematocrit up to four hours after general anesthesia. 7. Generalized Dirac equation with four orthogonal families of spin 1/2 solutions International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Sogami, Ikuo 1981-01-01 For the description of a family of leptons- and that of quark- a new concept of fused system with attribute both of the elementary particle and of the composite system is introduced and a new fusion theory is developed. The fused system is postulated to be characterized by a Dirac-like wave-equation with coefficients belonging to an algebra consisting of triple-direct-products of #betta#-matrices. Four Lorentz invariant manifolds of solutions of the wave equation represent the spin 1/2 particles with the same internal quantum number and different masses such as e, μ, tau and the fourth charged lepton all of which have the Dirac g-value of 2. In sharp contrast to the conventional composite model of leptons and quarks no spin 3/2 particle appears in this scheme. (author) 8. Solutions to Master equations of quantum Brownian motion in a general environment with external force Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB) Roura, Albert [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Fleming, C H [UNIV OF MARYLAND; Hu, B L [UNIV OF MARYLAND 2008-01-01 We revisit the model of a system made up of a Brownian quantum oscillator linearly coupled to an environment made up of many quantum oscillators at finite temperature. We show that the HPZ master equation for the reduced density matrix derived earlier [B.L. Hu, J.P. Paz, Y. Zhang, Phys. Rev. D 45, 2843 (1992)] has incorrectly specified coefficients for the case of nonlocal dissipation. We rederive the QBM master equation, correctly specifying all coefficients, and determine the position uncertainty to be free of excessive cutoff sensitivity. Our coefficients and solutions are reduced entirely to contour integration for analytic spectra at arbitrary temperature, coupling strength, and cut-off. As an illustration we calculate the master equation coefficients and solve the master equation for ohmic coupling (with finite cutoff) and example supra-ohmic and sub-ohmic spectral densities. We determine the effect of an external force on the quantum oscillator and also show that our representation of the master equation and solutions naturally extends to a system of multiple oscillators bilinearly coupled to themselves and the bath in arbitrary fashion. This produces a formula for investigating the standard quantum limit which is central to addressing many theoretical issues in macroscopic quantum phenomena and experimental concerns related to low temperature precision measurements. We find that in a dissipative environment, all initial states settle down to a Gaussian density matrix whose covariance is determined by the thermal reservoir and whose mean is determined by the external force. We specify the thermal covariance for the spectral densities we explore. 9. microTaboo: a general and practical solution to the k-disjoint problem. Science.gov (United States) Al-Jaff, Mohammed; Sandström, Eric; Grabherr, Manfred 2017-05-02 A common challenge in bioinformatics is to identify short sub-sequences that are unique in a set of genomes or reference sequences, which can efficiently be achieved by k-mer (k consecutive nucleotides) counting. However, there are several areas that would benefit from a more stringent definition of "unique", requiring that these sub-sequences of length W differ by more than k mismatches (i.e. a Hamming distance greater than k) from any other sub-sequence, which we term the k-disjoint problem. Examples include finding sequences unique to a pathogen for probe-based infection diagnostics; reducing off-target hits for re-sequencing or genome editing; detecting sequence (e.g. phage or viral) insertions; and multiple substitution mutations. Since both sensitivity and specificity are critical, an exhaustive, yet efficient solution is desirable. We present microTaboo, a method that allows for efficient and extensive sequence mining of unique (k-disjoint) sequences of up to 100 nucleotides in length. On a number of simulated and real data sets ranging from microbe- to mammalian-size genomes, we show that microTaboo is able to efficiently find all sub-sequences of a specified length W that do not occur within a threshold of k mismatches in any other sub-sequence. We exemplify that microTaboo has many practical applications, including point substitution detection, sequence insertion detection, padlock probe target search, and candidate CRISPR target mining. microTaboo implements a solution to the k-disjoint problem in an alignment- and assembly free manner. microTaboo is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, running Java 7 and higher, under the GNU GPLv3 license, at: https://MohammedAlJaff.github.io/microTaboo. 10. Envelope periodic solutions for a discrete network with the Jacobi elliptic functions and the alternative (G'/G)-expansion method including the generalized Riccati equation Science.gov (United States) Tala-Tebue, E.; Tsobgni-Fozap, D. C.; Kenfack-Jiotsa, A.; Kofane, T. C. 2014-06-01 Using the Jacobi elliptic functions and the alternative ( G'/ G-expansion method including the generalized Riccati equation, we derive exact soliton solutions for a discrete nonlinear electrical transmission line in (2+1) dimension. More precisely, these methods are general as they lead us to diverse solutions that have not been previously obtained for the nonlinear electrical transmission lines. This study seeks to show that it is not often necessary to transform the equation of the network into a well-known differential equation before finding its solutions. The solutions obtained by the current methods are generalized periodic solutions of nonlinear equations. The shape of solutions can be well controlled by adjusting the parameters of the network. These exact solutions may have significant applications in telecommunication systems where solitons are used to codify or for the transmission of data. 11. A General Approach to Access Morphologies of Polyoxometalate in Solutions Using SAXS: An Ab Initio Modeling Protocol. Science.gov (United States) Li, Mu; Wang, Weiyu; Yin, Panchao 2018-02-23 In this article, we reported a general protocol, Ab Initio modeling approach, to deduce structure information of polyoxometalates (POMs) in solutions from scattering data collected by small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) technique. To validate the protocol, the morphologies of a serious of well-known POMs in either aqueous or organic solvents were analyzed. The obtained particle morphologies were compared and confirmed with previous reported crystal structures. To extend the feasibility of the protocol to an unknown system of aqueous solutions of Na2MoO4 with pH ranging from -1 to 8.35, the formation of {Mo36} clusters was probed, identified, and confirmed by SAXS. The approach was further optimized with multi-processing capability to achieve fast analysis of experimental data, facilitating in situ studies of formations of POMs in solutions. The advantage of this approach is to generate intuitive 3D models of POM in solutions without confining information such as asymmetry, and possible size. © 2018 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. 12. Iterative approximation of a solution of a general variational-like inclusion in Banach spaces International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Chidume, C.E.; Kazmi, K.R.; Zegeye, H. 2002-07-01 In this paper, we introduce a class of η-accretive mappings in a real Banach space, and show that the η-proximal point mapping for η-m-accretive mapping is Lipschitz continuous. Further we develop an iterative algorithm for a class of general variational-like inclusions involving η-accretive mappings in real Banach space, and discuss its convergence criteria. The class of η-accretive mappings includes several important classes of operators that have been studied by various authors. (author) 13. Numerical solutions of a general coupled nonlinear system of parabolic and hyperbolic equations of thermoelasticity Science.gov (United States) Sweilam, N. H.; Abou Hasan, M. M. 2017-05-01 In this paper, the weighted-average non-standard finite-difference (WANSFD) method is used to study numerically the general time-fractional nonlinear, one-dimensional problem of thermoelasticity. This model contains the standard system arising in thermoelasticity as a special case. The stability of the proposed method is analyzed by a procedure akin to the standard John von Neumann technique. Moreover, the accuracy of the proposed scheme is proved. Numerical results are presented graphically, which reveal that the WANSFD method is easy to implement, effective and convenient for solving the proposed system. The proposed method could also be easily extended to solve other systems of fractional partial differential equations. 14. Quantum, classical, and hybrid QM/MM calculations in solution: General implementation of the ddCOSMO linear scaling strategy Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB) Lipparini, Filippo, E-mail: flippari@uni-mainz.de [Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ. Paris 06, UMR 7598, Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, F-75005 Paris (France); Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ. Paris 06, UMR 7616, Laboratoire de Chimie Théorique, F-75005 Paris (France); Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ. Paris 06, Institut du Calcul et de la Simulation, F-75005 Paris (France); Scalmani, Giovanni; Frisch, Michael J. [Gaussian, Inc., 340 Quinnipiac St. Bldg. 40, Wallingford, Connecticut 06492 (United States); Lagardère, Louis [Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ. Paris 06, Institut du Calcul et de la Simulation, F-75005 Paris (France); Stamm, Benjamin [Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ. Paris 06, UMR 7598, Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, F-75005 Paris (France); CNRS, UMR 7598 and 7616, F-75005 Paris (France); Cancès, Eric [Université Paris-Est, CERMICS, Ecole des Ponts and INRIA, 6 and 8 avenue Blaise Pascal, 77455 Marne-la-Vallée Cedex 2 (France); Maday, Yvon [Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ. Paris 06, UMR 7598, Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, F-75005 Paris (France); Institut Universitaire de France, Paris, France and Division of Applied Maths, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912 (United States); Piquemal, Jean-Philip [Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ. Paris 06, UMR 7616, Laboratoire de Chimie Théorique, F-75005 Paris (France); CNRS, UMR 7598 and 7616, F-75005 Paris (France); Mennucci, Benedetta [Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale, Università di Pisa, Via Risorgimento 35, 56126 Pisa (Italy) 2014-11-14 We present the general theory and implementation of the Conductor-like Screening Model according to the recently developed ddCOSMO paradigm. The various quantities needed to apply ddCOSMO at different levels of theory, including quantum mechanical descriptions, are discussed in detail, with a particular focus on how to compute the integrals needed to evaluate the ddCOSMO solvation energy and its derivatives. The overall computational cost of a ddCOSMO computation is then analyzed and decomposed in the various steps: the different relative weights of such contributions are then discussed for both ddCOSMO and the fastest available alternative discretization to the COSMO equations. Finally, the scaling of the cost of the various steps with respect to the size of the solute is analyzed and discussed, showing how ddCOSMO opens significantly new possibilities when cheap or hybrid molecular mechanics/quantum mechanics methods are used to describe the solute. 15. General solution of an exact correlation function factorization in conformal field theory International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Simmons, Jacob J H; Kleban, Peter 2009-01-01 The correlation function factorization with K a boundary operator product expansion coefficient, is known to hold for certain scaling operators at the two-dimensional percolation point and in a few other cases. Here the correlation functions are evaluated in the upper half-plane (or any conformally equivalent region) with x 1 and x 2 arbitrary points on the real axis, and z an arbitrary point in the interior. This type of result is of interest because it is both exact and universal, relates higher-order correlation functions to lower-order ones and has a simple interpretation in terms of cluster or loop probabilities in several statistical models. This motivated us to use the techniques of conformal field theory to determine the general conditions for its validity. Here, we discover that either (see display) factorizes in this way for any central charge c, generalizing previous results. In particular, the factorization holds for either FK (Fortuin–Kasteleyn) or spin clusters in the Q-state Potts models; it also applies to either the dense or dilute phases of the O(n) loop models. Further, only one other non-trivial set of highest-weight operators (in an irreducible Verma module) factorizes in this way. In this case the operators have negative dimension (for c<1) and do not seem to have a physical realization 16. General three-state model with biased population replacement: analytical solution and application to language dynamics. Science.gov (United States) Colaiori, Francesca; Castellano, Claudio; Cuskley, Christine F; Loreto, Vittorio; Pugliese, Martina; Tria, Francesca 2015-01-01 Empirical evidence shows that the rate of irregular usage of English verbs exhibits discontinuity as a function of their frequency: the most frequent verbs tend to be totally irregular. We aim to qualitatively understand the origin of this feature by studying simple agent-based models of language dynamics, where each agent adopts an inflectional state for a verb and may change it upon interaction with other agents. At the same time, agents are replaced at some rate by new agents adopting the regular form. In models with only two inflectional states (regular and irregular), we observe that either all verbs regularize irrespective of their frequency, or a continuous transition occurs between a low-frequency state, where the lemma becomes fully regular, and a high-frequency one, where both forms coexist. Introducing a third (mixed) state, wherein agents may use either form, we find that a third, qualitatively different behavior may emerge, namely, a discontinuous transition in frequency. We introduce and solve analytically a very general class of three-state models that allows us to fully understand these behaviors in a unified framework. Realistic sets of interaction rules, including the well-known naming game (NG) model, result in a discontinuous transition, in agreement with recent empirical findings. We also point out that the distinction between speaker and hearer in the interaction has no effect on the collective behavior. The results for the general three-state model, although discussed in terms of language dynamics, are widely applicable. 17. General level of knowledge about Brief Solution Focused Therapy (BSFT) in Polish addiction treatment centers. Science.gov (United States) Szczegielniak, Anna; Bracik, Joanna; Mróz, Sylwia; Urbański, Marcin; Cichobłaziński, Leszek; Krysta, Krzysztof; Pyrkosz, Katarzyna; Chudy, Norbert; Krupka-Matuszczyk, Irena 2013-09-01 The aim of this study was to estimate the level of knowledge about Brief Solution Focused Therapy (BSFT) among therapists and patients during treatment and identification of existing barriers to the introduction of the method. 64 therapists were examined in total; 37 women (57%) and 27 males (43%). The study involved also 191 patients, 160 men (83.77%) and 31 women (16.23%). All the surveys were anonymous and were collected in health centers within the province of Silesia. More than 2/3 of therapists have heard of the method, but do not know the specifics of it. The most important sources of knowledge are other therapists, literature, and mass media. According to the respondents the most important barriers to alcohol addiction treatment include cultural barriers, such as embarrassment or fear of stigmatization. Younger Patients and those treated for a shorter period, state that they know the name of the current method of treatment to a lesser extent than other subgroups. About 10% of people have not heard about the BSFT method of treatment. The level of knowledge about the BSFT method suggests the need to promote this model among both therapists and patients. An introduction of BSFT can improve the treatment of alcohol addiction. 18. Finite difference solution for a generalized Reynolds equation with homogeneous two-phase flow Science.gov (United States) Braun, M. J.; Wheeler, R. L., III; Hendricks, R. C.; Mullen, R. L. An attempt is made to relate elements of two-phase flow and kinetic theory to the modified generalized Reynolds equation and to the energy equation, in order to arrive at a unified model simulating the pressure and flows in journal bearings, hydrostatic journal bearings, or squeeze film dampers when a two-phase situation occurs due to sudden fluid depressurization and heat generation. The numerical examples presented furnish a test of the algorithm for constant properties, and give insight into the effect of the shaft fluid heat transfer coefficient on the temperature profiles. The different level of pressures achievable for a given angular velocity depends on whether the bearing is thermal or nonisothermal; upwind differencing is noted to be essential for the derivation of a realistic profile. 19. Bright, dark, and mixed vector soliton solutions of the general coupled nonlinear Schrödinger equations. Science.gov (United States) Agalarov, Agalar; Zhulego, Vladimir; Gadzhimuradov, Telman 2015-04-01 The reduction procedure for the general coupled nonlinear Schrödinger (GCNLS) equations with four-wave mixing terms is proposed. It is shown that the GCNLS system is equivalent to the well known integrable families of the Manakov and Makhankov U(n,m)-vector models. This equivalence allows us to construct bright-bright and dark-dark solitons and a quasibreather-dark solution with unconventional dynamics: the density of the first component oscillates in space and time, whereas the density of the second component does not. The collision properties of solitons are also studied. 20. Generalized Supersoft Supersymmetry Breaking and a Solution to the μ Problem. Science.gov (United States) Nelson, Ann E; Roy, Tuhin S 2015-05-22 We propose the framework generalized supersoft supersymmetry breaking. "Supersoft" models, with D-type supersymmetry breaking and heavy Dirac gauginos, are considerably less constrained by the LHC searches than the well studied MSSM. These models also ameliorate the supersymmetric flavor and CP problems. However, previously considered mechanisms for obtaining a natural size Higgsino mass parameter (namely, μ) in supersoft models have been relatively complicated and contrived. Obtaining a 125 GeV for the mass of the lightest Higgs boson has also been difficult. Additional issues with the supersoft scenario arise from the fact that these models contain new scalars in the adjoint representation of the standard model, which may obtain negative squared-masses, breaking color and generating too large a T parameter. In this Letter, we introduce new operators into supersoft models which can potentially solve all these issues. A novel feature of this framework is that the new μ term can give unequal masses to the up and down type Higgs fields, and the Higgsinos can be much heavier than the Higgs boson without fine-tuning. However, unequal Higgs and Higgsino masses also remove some attractive features of supersoft supersymmetry. 1. Analytical solution for the mode conversion equations with steep exponential density profiles International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Alava, M.J.; Heikkinen, J.A. 1992-01-01 A general analytical solution for the converted power from the fast magnetosonic wave to an ion Bernstein wave in a magnetized plasma with an exponential steeply increasing density profile is given in the closed form. The solution covers both the conversion at the lower-hybrid resonance and the conversion through the density gradient for small parallel wave numbers. As an application, the conversion coefficients at the scrape-off layer plasma are estimated in the context of ion cyclotron heating of a tokamak plasma 2. General Indian Academy of Sciences (India) Page S20: NMR compound 4i. Page S22: NMR compound 4j. General: Chemicals were purchased from Fluka, Merck and Aldrich Chemical Companies. All the products were characterized by comparison of their IR, 1H NMR and 13C NMR spectroscopic data and their melting points with reported values. General procedure ... 3. Generalized dark-bright vector soliton solution to the mixed coupled nonlinear Schrödinger equations. Science.gov (United States) Manikandan, N; Radhakrishnan, R; Aravinthan, K 2014-08-01 We have constructed a dark-bright N-soliton solution with 4N+3 real parameters for the physically interesting system of mixed coupled nonlinear Schrödinger equations. Using this as well as an asymptotic analysis we have investigated the interaction between dark-bright vector solitons. Each colliding dark-bright one-soliton at the asymptotic limits includes more coupling parameters not only in the polarization vector but also in the amplitude part. Our present solution generalizes the dark-bright soliton in the literature with parametric constraints. By exploiting the role of such coupling parameters we are able to control certain interaction effects, namely beating, breathing, bouncing, attraction, jumping, etc., without affecting other soliton parameters. Particularly, the results of the interactions between the bound state dark-bright vector solitons reveal oscillations in their amplitudes under certain parametric choices. A similar kind of effect was also observed experimentally in the BECs. We have also characterized the solutions with complicated structure and nonobvious wrinkle to define polarization vector, envelope speed, envelope width, envelope amplitude, grayness, and complex modulation. It is interesting to identify that the polarization vector of the dark-bright one-soliton evolves on a spherical surface instead of a hyperboloid surface as in the bright-bright case of the mixed coupled nonlinear Schrödinger equations. 4. General solution of the chemical master equation and modality of marginal distributions for hierarchic first-order reaction networks. Science.gov (United States) Reis, Matthias; Kromer, Justus A; Klipp, Edda 2018-01-20 Multimodality is a phenomenon which complicates the analysis of statistical data based exclusively on mean and variance. Here, we present criteria for multimodality in hierarchic first-order reaction networks, consisting of catalytic and splitting reactions. Those networks are characterized by independent and dependent subnetworks. First, we prove the general solvability of the Chemical Master Equation (CME) for this type of reaction network and thereby extend the class of solvable CME's. Our general solution is analytical in the sense that it allows for a detailed analysis of its statistical properties. Given Poisson/deterministic initial conditions, we then prove the independent species to be Poisson/binomially distributed, while the dependent species exhibit generalized Poisson/Khatri Type B distributions. Generalized Poisson/Khatri Type B distributions are multimodal for an appropriate choice of parameters. We illustrate our criteria for multimodality by several basic models, as well as the well-known two-stage transcription-translation network and Bateman's model from nuclear physics. For both examples, multimodality was previously not reported. 5. Symbolic computation of exact solutions expressible in rational formal hyperbolic and elliptic functions for nonlinear partial differential equations International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Wang Qi; Chen Yong 2007-01-01 With the aid of symbolic computation, some algorithms are presented for the rational expansion methods, which lead to closed-form solutions of nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs). The new algorithms are given to find exact rational formal polynomial solutions of PDEs in terms of Jacobi elliptic functions, solutions of the Riccati equation and solutions of the generalized Riccati equation. They can be implemented in symbolic computation system Maple. As applications of the methods, we choose some nonlinear PDEs to illustrate the methods. As a result, we not only can successfully obtain the solutions found by most existing Jacobi elliptic function methods and Tanh-methods, but also find other new and more general solutions at the same time 6. Nonlinear recurrent neural networks for finite-time solution of general time-varying linear matrix equations. Science.gov (United States) Xiao, Lin; Liao, Bolin; Li, Shuai; Chen, Ke 2018-02-01 In order to solve general time-varying linear matrix equations (LMEs) more efficiently, this paper proposes two nonlinear recurrent neural networks based on two nonlinear activation functions. According to Lyapunov theory, such two nonlinear recurrent neural networks are proved to be convergent within finite-time. Besides, by solving differential equation, the upper bounds of the finite convergence time are determined analytically. Compared with existing recurrent neural networks, the proposed two nonlinear recurrent neural networks have a better convergence property (i.e., the upper bound is lower), and thus the accurate solutions of general time-varying LMEs can be obtained with less time. At last, various different situations have been considered by setting different coefficient matrices of general time-varying LMEs and a great variety of computer simulations (including the application to robot manipulators) have been conducted to validate the better finite-time convergence of the proposed two nonlinear recurrent neural networks. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. 7. Multisoliton solutions in terms of double Wronskian determinant for a generalized variable-coefficient nonlinear Schroedinger equation from plasma physics, arterial mechanics, fluid dynamics and optical communications International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Lue Xing; Zhu Hongwu; Yao Zhenzhi; Meng Xianghua; Zhang Cheng; Zhang Chunyi; Tian Bo 2008-01-01 In this paper, the multisoliton solutions in terms of double Wronskian determinant are presented for a generalized variable-coefficient nonlinear Schroedinger equation, which appears in space and laboratory plasmas, arterial mechanics, fluid dynamics, optical communications and so on. By means of the particularly nice properties of Wronskian determinant, the solutions are testified through direct substitution into the bilinear equations. Furthermore, it can be proved that the bilinear Baecklund transformation transforms between (N - 1)- and N-soliton solutions 8. Two-step algorithm of generalized PAPA method applied to linear programming solution of dynamic matrix control International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Shimizu, Yoshiaki 1991-01-01 In recent complicated nuclear systems, there are increasing demands for developing highly advanced procedures for various problems-solvings. Among them keen interests have been paid on man-machine communications to improve both safety and economy factors. Many optimization methods have been good enough to elaborate on these points. In this preliminary note, we will concern with application of linear programming (LP) for this purpose. First we will present a new superior version of the generalized PAPA method (GEPAPA) to solve LP problems. We will then examine its effectiveness when applied to derive dynamic matrix control (DMC) as the LP solution. The approach is to aim at the above goal through a quality control of process that will appear in the system. (author) 9. Static vortex solutions for particles system situated on a plane and submitting to the generalized Pauli principle CERN Document Server Kaniadakis, G; Skarfone, A M 2001-01-01 One studies systems of particles on a plane subordinating to the Pauli generalized principle. In terms of approximation of mean field the system is described by the Schroedinger equation with complex nonlinearity. Within such a system the number of particles, total energy and angular moment are reserved. One studies vortex-shaped stationary configurations of psi(r) rho(r) sup 1 sup / sup 2 e sup i sup n suptheta type and writes down the Fokker-Plank differential equation governing the shape of vortex. One found the analytical solution of that equation and derived closed expression for vortex profile. One studies some average characteristics of the system, in particular, calculates energy spectrum and angular moment of vortex 10. Detection of localized and general corrosion of mild steel in simulated defense nuclear waste solutions using electrochemical noise analysis International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Edgemon, G.L.; Ohl, P.C.; Bell, G.E.C.; Wilson, D.F. 1995-12-01 Underground waste tanks fabricated from mild steel store more than 60 million gallons of radioactive waste from 50 years of weapons production. Leaks are suspected in a significant number of tanks. The probable modes of corrosion failures are reported to be localized corrosion (e.g. nitrate stress corrosion cracking and pitting). The use of electrochemical noise (EN) for the monitoring and detection of localized corrosion processes has received considerable attention and application over the last several years. Proof of principle laboratory tests were conducted to verify the capability of EN evaluation to detect localized corrosion and to compare the predictions of general corrosion obtained from EN with those derived from other sources. Simple, pre-fabricated flat and U-bend specimens of steel alloys A516-Grade 60 (UNS K02100) and A537-CL 1 (UNS K02400) were immersed in temperature controlled simulated waste solutions. The simulated waste solution was either 5M NaNO 3 with 0.3M NaOH at 90 C or 11M NaNO 3 with 0.15M NaOH at 95 C. The electrochemical noise activity from the specimens was monitored and recorded for periods ranging between 140 and 240 hours. At the end of each test period, the specimens were metallographically examined to correlated EN data with corrosion damage 11. General multicomponent Yajima-Oikawa system: Painlevé analysis, soliton solutions, and energy-sharing collisions. Science.gov (United States) Kanna, T; Sakkaravarthi, K; Tamilselvan, K 2013-12-01 We consider the multicomponent Yajima-Oikawa (YO) system and show that the two-component YO system can be derived in a physical setting of a three-coupled nonlinear Schrödinger (3-CNLS) type system by the asymptotic reduction method. The derivation is further generalized to the multicomponent case. This set of equations describes the dynamics of nonlinear resonant interaction between a one-dimensional long wave and multiple short waves. The Painlevé analysis of the general multicomponent YO system shows that the underlying set of evolution equations is integrable for arbitrary nonlinearity coefficients which will result in three different sets of equations corresponding to positive, negative, and mixed nonlinearity coefficients. We obtain the general bright N-soliton solution of the multicomponent YO system in the Gram determinant form by using Hirota's bilinearization method and explicitly analyze the one- and two-soliton solutions of the multicomponent YO system for the above mentioned three choices of nonlinearity coefficients. We also point out that the 3-CNLS system admits special asymptotic solitons of bright, dark, anti-dark, and gray types, when the long-wave-short-wave resonance takes place. The short-wave component solitons undergo two types of energy-sharing collisions. Specifically, in the two-component YO system, we demonstrate that two types of energy-sharing collisions-(i) energy switching with opposite nature for a particular soliton in two components and (ii) similar kind of energy switching for a given soliton in both components-result for two different choices of nonlinearity coefficients. The solitons appearing in the long-wave component always exhibit elastic collision whereas those of short-wave components exhibit standard elastic collisions only for a specific choice of parameters. We have also investigated the collision dynamics of asymptotic solitons in the original 3-CNLS system. For completeness, we explore the three-soliton interaction 12. Confirmation of accuracy of generalized power series method for the solution of point kinetics equations with feedback International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Hamada, Yasser Mohamed 2013-01-01 Highlights: ► Generalized power series method has extended to solve the point kinetics equations with temperature feedback. ► Convergence of both the power series and the partial sums are discussed. ► The method helps reduction the number of iterations and computational times. ► The accuracy of the method is confirmed by testing five different cases of temperature reactivity feedback. - Abstract: In this paper, generalized power series method (GPWS) is developed to obtain approximate solutions to point kinetics equations with feedback. The stiffness of the kinetics equations restricts the time interval to a small increment, which in turn restricts the traditional power series method (PWS) within a very small constant step size especially when the generation times are very small. The GPWS method has introduced time intervals that are much longer than time intervals used in the conventional numerical integrations like Generalized Runge–Kutta or power series methods, and it is thus useful in reducing computing time. Convergence of both the power series and the partial sums are discussed and the time step has been restricted within a circle of convergence by using the convergence conditions. Local truncation errors and some other constraints are used to produce the largest step size allowable at each step while keeping the error within a specific tolerance. The accuracy of the method is examined using five different cases of temperature reactivity feedback for step and ramp impressive reactivities with one and six groups of delayed neutrons. Supercritical (prompt and delayed) processes of a nuclear reactor with temperature feedback are discussed while inserting large and small reactivities. Results obtained by GPWS method attest the effectiveness the theoretical analysis, they demonstrate that the convergence of the iteration scheme can be controllable. The proposed method is accurate when compared to the analytical and numerical methods 13. Geographic Diffusion and Implementation of Acute Care Surgery: An Uneven Solution to the National Emergency General Surgery Crisis. Science.gov (United States) Khubchandani, Jasmine A; Ingraham, Angela M; Daniel, Vijaya T; Ayturk, Didem; Kiefe, Catarina I; Santry, Heena P 2018-02-01 Owing to lack of adequate emergency care infrastructure and decline in general surgery workforce, the United States faces a crisis in access to emergency general surgery (EGS) care. Acute care surgery (ACS), an organized system of trauma, general surgery, and critical care, is a proposed solution; however, ACS diffusion remains poorly understood. To investigate geographic diffusion of ACS models of care and characterize the communities in which ACS implementation is lagging. A national survey on EGS practices was developed, tested, and administered at all 2811 US acute care hospitals providing EGS to adults between August 2015 and October 2015. Surgeons responsible for EGS coverage at these hospitals were approached. If these surgeons failed to respond to the initial survey implementation, secondary surgeons or chief medical officers at hospitals with only 1 general surgeon were approached. Survey responses on ACS implementation were linked with geocoded hospital data and national census data to determine geographic diffusion of and access to ACS. We measured the distribution of hospitals with ACS models of care vs those without over time (diffusion) and by US counties characterized by sociodemographic characteristics of county residents (access). Survey response rate was 60% (n = 1690); 272 responding hospitals had implemented ACS by 2015, steadily increasing from 34 in 2001 to 125 in 2010. Acute care surgery implementation has not been uniform. Rural regions have limited ACS access, with hospitals in counties with greater than the 75th percentile population having 5.4 times higher odds (95% CI, 1.66-7.35) of implementing ACS than hospitals in counties with less than 25th percentile population. Communities with greater percentages of adults without a college degree also have limited ACS access (OR, 3.43; 95% CI, 1.81-6.48). However, incorporating EGS into ACS models may be a potential equalizer for poor, black, and Hispanic communities. Understanding and 14. Lifshitz spacetimes, solitons, and generalized BTZ black holes in quantum gravity at a Lifshitz point Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB) Shu, Fu-Wen [Institute for Advanced Physics Mathematics, Zhejiang University of Technology,Hangzhou 310032 (China); Center for Relativistic Astrophysics and High Energy Physics, Nanchang University,Nanchang 330031 (China); Lin, Kai [Institute for Advanced Physics Mathematics, Zhejiang University of Technology,Hangzhou 310032 (China); Instituto de Física, Universidade de São Paulo,CP 66318, 05315-970, São Paulo (Brazil); Wang, Anzhong [Institute for Advanced Physics Mathematics, Zhejiang University of Technology,Hangzhou 310032 (China); GCAP-CASPER, Physics Department, Baylor University,Waco, TX 76798-7316 (United States); Wu, Qiang [Institute for Advanced Physics Mathematics, Zhejiang University of Technology,Hangzhou 310032 (China) 2014-04-08 In this paper, we study static vacuum solutions of quantum gravity at a fixed Lifshitz point in (2+1) dimensions, and present all the diagonal solutions in closed forms in the infrared limit. The exact solutions represent spacetimes with very rich structures: they can represent generalized BTZ black holes, Lifshitz space-times or Lifshitz solitons, in which the spacetimes are free of any kind of space-time singularities, depending on the choices of the free parameters of the solutions. We also find several classes of exact static non-diagonal solutions, which represent similar space-time structures as those given in the diagonal case. The relevance of these solutions to the non-relativistic Lifshitz-type gauge/gravity duality is discussed. 15. Generalized semi-analytical solutions to multispecies transport equation coupled with sequential first-order reaction network in arbitrary heterogenious medium using GITT Science.gov (United States) Suk, Heejun 2017-04-01 This paper presents a semi-analytical procedure for solving coupled the multispecies reactive solute transport equations, with a sequential first-order reaction network in arbitrary heterogeneous media using General Integral Transformation Tecgnique(GITT).This proposed approach was developed to describe behavior of reactive multicpecise transport on spatially or temporally varying flow velocities and dispersion coefficients with distinct retardation factors, which might be function of space and time. This proposed approach deals with general initial conditions, and arbitrary temporal variable inlet concentration as well as arbitrary heterogenous media. The proposed approach sequentially calculates the concentration distributions of each species by employing only the generalized integral transform technique (GITT). Because the proposed solutions for each species' concentration distributions have separable forms in space and time, the solution for subsequent species (daughter species) can be obtained using only the GITT without the decomposition by change-of-variables method imposing the limitation of identical retarda- tion values for all the reactive species by directly substituting solutions for the preceding species (parent species) into the transport equation of subsequent species (daughter species). The proposed solutions were compared with previously published analytical solutions or numerical solutions of the numerical code of the Two-Dimensional Subsurface Flow, Fate and Transport of Microbes and Chemicals (2DFATMIC) in all verification examples. In these examples, the proposed solutions were well matched with previous analytical solutions and the numerical solutions obtained by 2DFATMIC model. A hypothetical single-well push-pull test example and a scale-dependent dispersion example were designed to demonstrate the practical application of the proposed solution to a real field problem. 16. Exact solutions to operator differential equations International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Bender, C.M. 1992-01-01 In this talk we consider the Heisenberg equations of motion q = -i(q, H), p = -i(p, H), for the quantum-mechanical Hamiltonian H(p, q) having one degree of freedom. It is a commonly held belief that such operator differential equations are intractable. However, a technique is presented here that allows one to obtain exact, closed-form solutions for huge classes of Hamiltonians. This technique, which is a generalization of the classical action-angle variable methods, allows us to solve, albeit formally and implicitly, the operator differential equations of two anharmonic oscillators whose Hamiltonians are H = p 2 /2 + q 4 /4 and H = p 4 /4 + q 4 /4 17. How good is the generalized Langevin equation to describe the dynamics of photo-induced electron transfer in fluid solution? Science.gov (United States) Angulo, Gonzalo; Jedrak, Jakub; Ochab-Marcinek, Anna; Pasitsuparoad, Pakorn; Radzewicz, Czesław; Wnuk, Paweł; Rosspeintner, Arnulf 2017-06-28 The dynamics of unimolecular photo-triggered reactions can be strongly affected by the surrounding medium for which a large number of theoretical descriptions have been used in the past. An accurate description of these reactions requires knowing the potential energy surface and the friction felt by the reactants. Most of these theories start from the Langevin equation to derive the dynamics, but there are few examples comparing it with experiments. Here we explore the applicability of a Generalized Langevin Equation (GLE) with an arbitrary potential and a non-Markovian friction. To this end, we have performed broadband fluorescence measurements with sub-picosecond time resolution of a covalently linked organic electron donor-acceptor system in solvents of changing viscosity and dielectric permittivity. In order to establish the free energy surface (FES) of the reaction, we resort to stationary electronic spectroscopy. On the other hand, the dynamics of a non-reacting substance, Coumarin 153, provide the calibrating tool for the non-Markovian friction over the FES, which is assumed to be solute independent. A simpler and computationally faster approach uses the Generalized Smoluchowski Equation (GSE), which can be derived from the GLE for pure harmonic potentials. Both approaches reproduce the measurements in most of the solvents reasonably well. At long times, some differences arise from the errors inherited from the analysis of the stationary solvatochromism and at short times from the excess excitation energy. However, whenever the dynamics become slow, the GSE shows larger deviations than the GLE, the results of which always agree qualitatively with the measured dynamics, regardless of the solvent viscosity or dielectric properties. The method applied here can be used to predict the dynamics of any other reacting system, given the FES parameters and solvent dynamics are provided. Thus no fitting parameters enter the GLE simulations, within the applicability 18. Stability analysis of the soliton solutions for the generalized quintic derivative nonlinear Schrödinger equation Science.gov (United States) Yue, Chen; Seadawy, Aly; Lu, Dianchen The propagation of hydrodynamic wave packets and media with negative refractive index is studied in a quintic derivative nonlinear Schrödinger (DNLS) equation. The quintic DNLS equation describe the wave propagation on a discrete electrical transmission line. We obtain a Lagrangian and the invariant variational principle for quintic DNLS equation. By using a class of ordinary differential equation, we found four types of exact solutions of the quintic DNLS equation, which are kink-type solitary wave solution, antikink-type solitary wave solution, sinusoidal solitary wave solution, bell-type solitary wave solution. By applying the modulation instability to discuss stability analysis of the obtained solutions. Modulation instabilities of continuous waves and localized solutions on a zero background have been investigated. 19. Stability analysis of the soliton solutions for the generalized quintic derivative nonlinear Schrödinger equation Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Chen Yue 2016-01-01 Full Text Available The propagation of hydrodynamic wave packets and media with negative refractive index is studied in a quintic derivative nonlinear Schrödinger (DNLS equation. The quintic DNLS equation describe the wave propagation on a discrete electrical transmission line. We obtain a Lagrangian and the invariant variational principle for quintic DNLS equation. By using a class of ordinary differential equation, we found four types of exact solutions of the quintic DNLS equation, which are kink-type solitary wave solution, antikink-type solitary wave solution, sinusoidal solitary wave solution, bell-type solitary wave solution. By applying the modulation instability to discuss stability analysis of the obtained solutions. Modulation instabilities of continuous waves and localized solutions on a zero background have been investigated. 20. Generalized semi-analytical solutions to multispecies transport equation coupled with sequential first-order reaction network with spatially or temporally variable transport and decay coefficients Science.gov (United States) Suk, Heejun 2016-08-01 This paper presents a semi-analytical procedure for solving coupled the multispecies reactive solute transport equations, with a sequential first-order reaction network on spatially or temporally varying flow velocities and dispersion coefficients involving distinct retardation factors. This proposed approach was developed to overcome the limitation reported by Suk (2013) regarding the identical retardation values for all reactive species, while maintaining the extensive capability of the previous Suk method involving spatially variable or temporally variable coefficients of transport, general initial conditions, and arbitrary temporal variable inlet concentration. The proposed approach sequentially calculates the concentration distributions of each species by employing only the generalized integral transform technique (GITT). Because the proposed solutions for each species' concentration distributions have separable forms in space and time, the solution for subsequent species (daughter species) can be obtained using only the GITT without the decomposition by change-of-variables method imposing the limitation of identical retardation values for all the reactive species by directly substituting solutions for the preceding species (parent species) into the transport equation of subsequent species (daughter species). The proposed solutions were compared with previously published analytical solutions or numerical solutions of the numerical code of the Two-Dimensional Subsurface Flow, Fate and Transport of Microbes and Chemicals (2DFATMIC) in three verification examples. In these examples, the proposed solutions were well matched with previous analytical solutions and the numerical solutions obtained by 2DFATMIC model. A hypothetical single-well push-pull test example and a scale-dependent dispersion example were designed to demonstrate the practical application of the proposed solution to a real field problem. 1. An approximate analysis for general film condensation transients International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Flik, M.I.; Tien, C.L. 1989-01-01 This work presents a simple, powerful technique for analyzing a broad class of film condensation transients. The analysis shows that general film condensation transients are governed by the propagation of a kinematic wave along the film. Scaling arguments establish conditions for the use of quasi-steady profiles in the integral conservation equations. An elementary method permits simple solutions of the governing hyperbolic equation for time-step changes with arbitrary initial conditions. The application of this method yields closed-form solutions for step changes of body force, vapor shear, and wall temperature for a laminar film and for step changes of body force and wall temperature for a film within a porous medium. These approximate results agree excellently with numerical solutions of the complete boundary-layer equations. This technique has applications to a wide class of film condensation transients and to film boiling and convective vaporization transients 2. Full-range stress intensity factor solutions for clamped SENT specimens International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Zhu, Xian-Kui 2017-01-01 Single edge notched tension (SENT) specimen with clamped ends has been receiving increasing attention worldwide as a low-constraint specimen to measure less-conservative fracture toughness of pipeline steels in the oil and gas industry. Several SENT test methods were developed, but the solutions of stress intensity factor K used are different. The existing K solutions are thus reviewed and evaluated in this paper for the clamped SENT specimens, and then a full-range analytical solution of K is developed as a function of full-range crack sizes (a/W) and specimen aspect ratios (H/W). From this result, a simple closed-form solution of K is obtained particularly for H/W = 10, as used by the current SENT toughness test methods. The proposed full-range K solutions are validated using different numerical results and error analyses, and thus can be used generally to meet the needs of different SENT testing for determination of fatigue crack growth rate or fracture toughness in the low-constraint conditions. - Highlights: • The stress intensity factor K solutions were reinvestigated for clamped SENT specimens. • A general, full-range analytical solution of K was obtained for H/W≥3 with accuracy of 0.25%. • The corrected K solution obtained previously for BS 8571 was shown accurate for crack sizes of a/W≤0.925. • The actual valid ranges of three FEA results of K were redefined. • A simple closed-form solution of K was proposed for clamped SENT specimens with H/W = 10. 3. Analytical solution of spatial kinetics of the diffusion model for subcritical homogeneous systems driven by external source International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Oliveira, Fernando Luiz de 2008-01-01 This work describes an analytical solution obtained by the expansion method for the spatial kinetics using the diffusion model with delayed emission for source transients in homogeneous media. In particular, starting from simple models, and increasing the complexity, numerical results were obtained for different types of source transients. An analytical solution of the one group without precursors was solved, followed by considering one precursors family. The general case of G-groups with R families of precursor although having a closed form solution, cannot be solved analytically, since there are no explicit formulae for the eigenvalues, and numerical methods must be used to solve such problem. To illustrate the general solution, the multi-group (three groups) time-dependent problem without precursors was solved and the numerical results of a finite difference code were compared with the exact results for different transients. (author) 4. Classical solutions for discrete potential boundary value problems with generalized Leray-Lions type operator and variable exponent Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Bila Adolphe Kyelem 2017-04-01 Full Text Available In this article, we prove the existence of solutions for some discrete nonlinear difference equations subjected to a potential boundary type condition. We use a variational technique that relies on Szulkin's critical point theory, which ensures the existence of solutions by ground state and mountain pass methods. 5. Frobenius’ Idea Together with Integral Bifurcation Method for Investigating Exact Solutions to a Water Wave Model of the Generalized mKdV Equation Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Weiguo Rui 2015-01-01 Full Text Available By using Frobenius’ idea together with integral bifurcation method, we study a third order nonlinear equation of generalization form of the modified KdV equation, which is an important water wave model. Some exact traveling wave solutions such as smooth solitary wave solutions, nonsmooth peakon solutions, kink and antikink wave solutions, periodic wave solutions of Jacobian elliptic function type, and rational function solution are obtained. And we show their profiles and discuss their dynamic properties aim at some typical solutions. Though the types of these solutions obtained in this work are not new and they are familiar types, they did not appear in any existing literatures because the equation ut+ux+νuxxt+βuxxx + αuux+1/3να(uuxxx+2uxuxx+3μα2u2ux+νμα2(u2uxxx+ux3+4uuxuxx + ν2μα2(ux2uxxx+2uxuxx2 = 0 is very complex. Particularly, compared with the cited references, all results obtained in this paper are new. 6. Pipe-anchor discontinuity analysis utilizing power series solutions, Bessel functions, and Fourier series International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Williams, Dennis K.; Ranson, William F. 2003-01-01 One of the paradigmatic classes of problems that frequently arise in piping stress analysis discipline is the effect of local stresses created by supports and restraints attachments. Over the past 20 years, concerns have been identified by both regulatory agencies in the nuclear power industry and others in the process and chemicals industries concerning the effect of various stiff clamping arrangements on the expected life of the pipe and its various piping components. In many of the commonly utilized geometries and arrangements of pipe clamps, the elasticity problem becomes the axisymmetric stress and deformation determination in a hollow cylinder (pipe) subjected to the appropriate boundary conditions and respective loads per se. One of the geometries that serve as a pipe anchor is comprised of two pipe clamps that are bolted tightly to the pipe and affixed to a modified shoe-type arrangement. The shoe is employed for the purpose of providing an immovable base that can be easily attached either by bolting or welding to a structural steel pipe rack. Over the past 50 years, the computational tools available to the piping analyst have changed dramatically and thereby have caused the implementation of solutions to the basic problems of elasticity to change likewise. The need to obtain closed form elasticity solutions, however, has always been a driving force in engineering. The employment of symbolic calculus that is currently available through numerous software packages makes closed form solutions very economical. This paper briefly traces the solutions over the past 50 years to a variety of axisymmetric stress problems involving hollow circular cylinders employing a Fourier series representation. In the present example, a properly chosen Fourier series represent the mathematical simulation of the imposed axial displacements on the outside diametrical surface. A general solution technique is introduced for the axisymmetric discontinuity stresses resulting from an 7. The double-dust solution CERN Document Server Krämer, Dietrich 2002-01-01 An exact solution describing the static gravitational field produced by the superposition of two dust beams of equal mass density but opposite propagation direction is given in a closed form. In particular, the cylindrically symmetric situation is considered in which the two dust components move on trajectories screwing around the axis. In this case, the solution can be matched to the Levi-Civita external vacuum solution at any value of the radial coordinate. The axis is regular and the mass density is positive everywhere in the interior region of the global solution. The dominant energy condition is satisfied. 8. One class of meromorphic solutions of general two-dimensional nonlinear equations, connected with the algebraic inverse scattering method. Science.gov (United States) Chudnovsky, D V 1978-09-01 For systems of nonlinear equations having the form [L(n) - ( partial differential/ partial differentialt), L(m) - ( partial differential/ partial differentialy)] = 0 the class of meromorphic solutions obtained from the linear equations [Formula: see text] is presented. 9. A Generalized Semi-Analytical Solution for the Dispersive Henry Problem: Effect of Stratification and Anisotropy on Seawater Intrusion Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Marwan Fahs 2018-02-01 Full Text Available The Henry problem (HP continues to play a useful role in theoretical and practical studies related to seawater intrusion (SWI into coastal aquifers. The popularity of this problem is attributed to its simplicity and precision to the existence of semi-analytical (SA solutions. The first SA solution has been developed for a high uniform diffusion coefficient. Several further studies have contributed more realistic solutions with lower diffusion coefficients or velocity-dependent dispersion. All the existing SA solutions are limited to homogenous and isotropic domains. This work attempts to improve the realism of the SA solution of the dispersive HP by extending it to heterogeneous and anisotropic coastal aquifers. The solution is obtained using the Fourier series method. A special hydraulic conductivity–depth model describing stratified heterogeneity is used for mathematical convenience. An efficient technique is developed to solve the flow and transport equations in the spectral space. With this technique, we show that the HP can be solved in the spectral space with the salt concentration as primary unknown. Several examples are generated, and the SA solutions are compared against an in-house finite element code. The results provide high-quality data assessed by quantitative indicators that can be effectively used for code verification in realistic configurations of heterogeneity and anisotropy. The SA solution is used to explain contradictory results stated in the previous works about the effect of anisotropy on the saltwater wedge. It is also used to investigate the combined influence of stratification and anisotropy on relevant metrics characterizing SWI. At a constant gravity number, anisotropy leads to landward migration of the saltwater wedge, more intense saltwater flux, a wider mixing zone and shallower groundwater discharge zone to the sea. The influence of stratified heterogeneity is more pronounced in highly anisotropic aquifers. The 10. Effect of Organic Acid Additions on the General and Localized Corrosion Susceptibility of Alloy 22 in Chloride Solutions Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB) Carranza, R M; Giordano, C M; Rodr?guez, M A; Ilevbare, G O; Rebak, R B 2007-08-28 Electrochemical studies such as cyclic potentiodynamic polarization (CPP) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) were performed to determine the corrosion behavior of Alloy 22 (N06022) in 1M NaCl solutions at various pH values from acidic to neutral at 90 C. All the tested material was wrought Mill Annealed (MA). Tests were also performed in NaCl solutions containing weak organic acids such as oxalic, acetic, citric and picric. Results show that the corrosion rate of Alloy 22 was significantly higher in solutions containing oxalic acid than in solutions of pure NaCl at the same pH. Citric and picric acids showed a slightly higher corrosion rate, and acetic acid maintained the corrosion rate of pure chloride solutions at the same pH. Organic acids revealed to be weak inhibitors for crevice corrosion. Higher concentration ratios, compared to nitrate ions, were needed to completely inhibit crevice corrosion in chloride solutions. Results are discussed considering acid dissociation constants, buffer capacity and complex formation constants of the different weak acids. 11. Perturbational blowup solutions to the compressible Euler equations with damping. Science.gov (United States) Cheung, Ka Luen 2016-01-01 The N-dimensional isentropic compressible Euler system with a damping term is one of the most fundamental equations in fluid dynamics. Since it does not have a general solution in a closed form for arbitrary well-posed initial value problems. Constructing exact solutions to the system is a useful way to obtain important information on the properties of its solutions. In this article, we construct two families of exact solutions for the one-dimensional isentropic compressible Euler equations with damping by the perturbational method. The two families of exact solutions found include the cases [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text], where [Formula: see text] is the adiabatic constant. With analysis of the key ordinary differential equation, we show that the classes of solutions include both blowup type and global existence type when the parameters are suitably chosen. Moreover, in the blowup cases, we show that the singularities are of essential type in the sense that they cannot be smoothed by redefining values at the odd points. The two families of exact solutions obtained in this paper can be useful to study of related numerical methods and algorithms such as the finite difference method, the finite element method and the finite volume method that are applied by scientists to simulate the fluids for applications. 12. A note on the solution of general Falkner-Skan problem by two novel semi-analytical techniques Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Ahmed Khidir 2015-12-01 Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to give a presentation of two new iterative methods for solving non-linear differential equations, they are successive linearisation method and spectral homotopy perturbation method. We applied these techniques on the non-linear boundary value problems of Falkner-Skan type. The methods used to find a recursive former for higher order equations that are solved using the Chebyshev spectral method to find solutions that are accurate and converge rapidly to the full numerical solution. The methods are illustrated by progressively applying the technique to the Blasius boundary layer equation, the Falkner-Skan equation and finally, the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD Falkner-Skan equation. The solutions are compared to other methods in the literature such as the homotopy analysis method and the spectral-homotopy analysis method with focus on the accuracy and convergence of this new techniques. 13. Modal correlation of test and finite element results using cross orthogonality with a reduced mass matrix obtained by modal reduction and NASTRAN's Generalized Dynamic Reduction solution Science.gov (United States) Krebs, Derek; Budynas, Richard G. A common procedure for performing a cross orthogonality check for the purpose of modal correlation between the test and the finite element analysis results incorporates the Guyan reduction method to obtain a reduced mass matrix. This paper describes a procedure which uses NASTRAN's Generalized Dynamic Reduction solution routine which is much more accurate than the standard Guyan reduction solution and which offers the advantage of not requiring the selection of mdof. Using NASTRAN's DMAP programming methods, a modal reduction of the full analytical mass matrix is performed based on the accelerometer locations and the analytical modal matrix results. The accuracy of the procedure is illustrated in two case studies. 14. Solution of Effective-Mass Dirac Equation with Scalar-Vector and Pseudoscalar Terms for Generalized Hulthén Potential Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Altuğ Arda 2017-01-01 Full Text Available We find the exact bound state solutions and normalization constant for the Dirac equation with scalar-vector-pseudoscalar interaction terms for the generalized Hulthén potential in the case where we have a particular mass function m(x. We also search the solutions for the constant mass where the obtained results correspond to the ones when the Dirac equation has spin and pseudospin symmetry, respectively. After giving the obtained results for the nonrelativistic case, we search then the energy spectra and corresponding upper and lower components of Dirac spinor for the case of PT-symmetric forms of the present potential. 15. Iterative algorithm to compute the maximal and stabilising solutions of a general class of discrete-time Riccati-type equations Science.gov (United States) Dragan, Vasile; Morozan, Toader; Stoica, Adrian-Mihail 2010-04-01 In this article an iterative method to compute the maximal solution and the stabilising solution, respectively, of a wide class of discrete-time nonlinear equations on the linear space of symmetric matrices is proposed. The class of discrete-time nonlinear equations under consideration contains, as special cases, different types of discrete-time Riccati equations involved in various control problems for discrete-time stochastic systems. This article may be viewed as an addendum of the work of Dragan and Morozan (Dragan, V. and Morozan, T. (2009), 'A Class of Discrete Time Generalized Riccati Equations', Journal of Difference Equations and Applications, first published on 11 December 2009 (iFirst), doi: 10.1080/10236190802389381) where necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of the maximal solution and stabilising solution of this kind of discrete-time nonlinear equations are given. The aim of this article is to provide a procedure for numerical computation of the maximal solution and the stabilising solution, respectively, simpler than the method based on the Newton-Kantorovich algorithm. 16. Solution of the advection-diffusion equation for a nonhomogeneous and nonstationary Planetary Boundary Layer by GILTT (Generalized Integral Laplace Transform Technique) International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Mello, Kelen Berra de 2005-02-01 In this work is shown the solution of the advection-diffusion equation to simulate a pollutant dispersion in the Planetary Boundary Layer. The solution is obtained through of the GILTT (Generalized Integral Laplace Transform Technique) analytic method and of the numerical inversion Gauss Quadrature. The validity of the solution is proved using concentration obtained from the model with concentration obtained for Copenhagen experiment. In this comparison was utilized potential and logarithmic wind profile and eddy diffusivity derived by Degrazia et al (1997) [17] and (2002) [19]. The best results was using the potential wind profile and the eddy diffusivity derived by Degrazia et al (1997). The vertical velocity influence is shown in the plume behavior of the pollutant concentration. Moreover, the vertical and longitudinal velocity provided by Large Eddy Simulation (LES) was stood in the model to simulate the turbulent boundary layer more realistic, the result was satisfactory when compared with contained in the literature. (author) 17. Generalized boundary conditions in an existence and uniqueness proof for the solution of the non-stationary electron Boltzmann equation by means of operator-semigroups International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Bartolomaeus, G.; Wilhelm, J. 1983-01-01 Recently, based on the semigroup approach a new proof was presented of the existence of a unique solution of the non-stationary Boltzmann equation for the electron component of a collision dominated plasma. The proof underlies some restriction which should be overcome to extend the validity range to other problems of physical interest. One of the restrictions is the boundary condition applied. The choice of the boundary condition is essential for the proof because it determines the range of definition of the infinitesimal generator and thus the operator semigroup itself. The paper proves the existence of a unique solution for generalized boundary conditions, this solution takes non-negative values, which is necessary for a distribution function from the physical point of view. (author) 18. Abundant Similarity Reductions and Dromion-Like Solutions to the Generalized Kroteweg-de Vries Equation in the (2+1)-Dimensional Space Science.gov (United States) Yan, Zhen-Ya 2001-11-01 In this paper,eight types of (1+1)-dimensional similarity reductions which contain variable coefficient equation,are obtained for the generalized KdV equation in (2+1)-dimensional space arising from the multidimensional isospectral flows associated with the second-order scalar operators by using the direct method.In addition,the cnoidal wave solution and dromion-like solution are also derived by using the reduced nonlinear ordinary differential equations.The (1+1) dromion obtained by Lou [J.Phys.A28 (1995) 7227] and Zhang [Chin.Phys.9 (2000) 1] is only a special case of our results.Moreover,some properties of the dromion-like solutions are analyzed. The project supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 10072013, the National Key Basic Research Development Project Program of China under Grant No. G1998030600 and Doctoral Foundation of China under Grant No. 98014119 19. Solution of problems in calculus of variations via He's variational iteration method International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Tatari, Mehdi; Dehghan, Mehdi 2007-01-01 In the modeling of a large class of problems in science and engineering, the minimization of a functional is appeared. Finding the solution of these problems needs to solve the corresponding ordinary differential equations which are generally nonlinear. In recent years He's variational iteration method has been attracted a lot of attention of the researchers for solving nonlinear problems. This method finds the solution of the problem without any discretization of the equation. Since this method gives a closed form solution of the problem and avoids the round off errors, it can be considered as an efficient method for solving various kinds of problems. In this research He's variational iteration method will be employed for solving some problems in calculus of variations. Some examples are presented to show the efficiency of the proposed technique 20. Numerical solution of unsteady generalized Newtonian and Oldroyd-B fluids flow by dual time-stepping method Science.gov (United States) Keslerová, R.; Kozel, K. 2014-03-01 This work deals with the numerical solution of viscous and viscoelastic fluids flow. The governing system of equations is based on the system of balance laws for mass and momentum for incompressible laminar fluids. Different models for the stress tensor are considered. For viscous fluids flow Newtonian model is used. For the describing of the behaviour of the mixture of viscous and viscoelastic fluids Oldroyd-B model is used. Numerical solution of the described models is based on cell-centered finite volume method in conjunction with artificial compressibility method. For time integration an explicit multistage Runge-Kutta scheme is used. In the case of unsteady computation dual-time stepping method is considered. The principle of dual-time stepping method is following. The artificial time is introduced and the artificial compressibility method in the artificial time is applied. 1. GENERAL: Symmetry Reductions and Group-Invariant Solutions of (2 + 1)-Dimensional Caudrey-Dodd-Gibbon-Kotera-Sawada Equation Science.gov (United States) Lü, Na; Mei, Jian-Qin; Zhang, Hong-Qing 2010-04-01 With the aid of symbolic computation, we present the symmetry transformations of the (2 + 1)-dimensional Caudrey-Dodd-Gibbon-Kotera-Sawada equation with Lou's direct method that is based on Lax pairs. Moreover, with the symmetry transformations we obtain the Lie point symmetries of the CDGKS equation, and reduce the equation with the obtained symmetries. As a result, three independent reductions are presented and some group-invariant solutions of the equation are given. 2. Lie symmetry analysis, conservation laws and exact solutions of the time-fractional generalized Hirota-Satsuma coupled KdV system Science.gov (United States) Saberi, Elaheh; Reza Hejazi, S. 2018-02-01 In the present paper, Lie point symmetries of the time-fractional generalized Hirota-Satsuma coupled KdV (HS-cKdV) system based on the Riemann-Liouville derivative are obtained. Using the derived Lie point symmetries, we obtain similarity reductions and conservation laws of the considered system. Finally, some analytic solutions are furnished by means of the invariant subspace method in the Caputo sense. 3. Open and Closed Form in Interactive Music DEFF Research Database (Denmark) Graugaard, Lars 2005-01-01 Performing music includes substantial listening skills on part of the performer. Performing with an interactive computer requires the performer to interact with the computer and intuitively and consciously include this information in the responsiveness of his playing. The interaction can be expan......Performing music includes substantial listening skills on part of the performer. Performing with an interactive computer requires the performer to interact with the computer and intuitively and consciously include this information in the responsiveness of his playing. The interaction can...... be expanded to include the performer's high-level decisions typical of open-form notation. These decisions can be used for defining and re-defining the computer's role in further development of the piece. In this paper I describe how such an open-form notation is used in the interactive man... 4. Open and Closed Form in Interactive Music DEFF Research Database (Denmark) Graugaard, Lars 2005-01-01 /machine performance environment of my composition 'GUITAR' for acoustic guitar and interactive computer. The performance environment functions as a perception-based multi-parameter space where the performer's score provides the means for exploring the space. The open-form notation emphazises the interactive... 5. Generalized Korteweg-de Vries equation induced from position-dependent effective mass quantum models and mass-deformed soliton solution through inverse scattering transform Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB) Ganguly, A., E-mail: gangulyasish@rediffmail.com, E-mail: aganguly@maths.iitkgp.ernet.in; Das, A., E-mail: amiya620@gmail.com [Department of Mathematics, IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, 721302 West Bengal (India) 2014-11-15 We consider one-dimensional stationary position-dependent effective mass quantum model and derive a generalized Korteweg-de Vries (KdV) equation in (1+1) dimension through Lax pair formulation, one being the effective mass Schrödinger operator and the other being the time-evolution of wave functions. We obtain an infinite number of conserved quantities for the generated nonlinear equation and explicitly show that the new generalized KdV equation is an integrable system. Inverse scattering transform method is applied to obtain general solution of the nonlinear equation, and then N-soliton solution is derived for reflectionless potentials. Finally, a special choice has been made for the variable mass function to get mass-deformed soliton solution. The influence of position and time-dependence of mass and also of the different representations of kinetic energy operator on the nature of such solitons is investigated in detail. The remarkable features of such solitons are demonstrated in several interesting figures and are contrasted with the conventional KdV-soliton associated with constant-mass quantum model. 6. BÄCKLUND Transformation and Analytic Solutions for a Generalized Variable-Coefficient Modified Korteweg-De Vries Model from Fluid Dynamics and Plasmas Science.gov (United States) Sun, Fu-Wei; Gao, Yi-Tian; Zhang, Chun-Yi; Xu, Xiao-Ge We investigate a generalized variable-coefficient modified Korteweg-de Vries model with perturbed factor and external force (vc-GmKdV) describing fluid dynamics and space plasmas. In this paper, we propose an extended variable-coefficient balancing-act method (Evc-BAM), which is concise and straightforward, to obtain the generalized analytic solutions including solitary wave solution of the vc-GmKdV model with symbolic computation. Meanwhile, using the Evc-BAM, we obtain an auto-Bäcklund transformation for the vc-GmKdV model on the relevant constraint conditions of the coefficient functions. Using the given auto-Bäcklund transformation, the solutions of special equations for the vc-GmKdV model are also obtained as the variable-coefficient Korteweg-de Vries (vc-KdV) equation, the generalized KdV equation with perturbed factor and external force (GKdV), the variable-coefficient modified Korteweg-de Vries (vc-mKdV) equation, and the variable-coefficient cylindrical modified Korteweg-de Vries (vc-cmKdV) equation, respectively. 7. Traveling wave solutions to some nonlinear fractional partial differential equations through the rational (G′/G-expansion method Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Tarikul Islam 2018-03-01 Full Text Available In this article, the analytical solutions to the space-time fractional foam drainage equation and the space-time fractional symmetric regularized long wave (SRLW equation are successfully examined by the recently established rational (G′/G-expansion method. The suggested equations are reduced into the nonlinear ordinary differential equations with the aid of the fractional complex transform. Consequently, the theories of the ordinary differential equations are implemented effectively. Three types closed form traveling wave solutions, such as hyperbolic function, trigonometric function and rational, are constructed by using the suggested method in the sense of conformable fractional derivative. The obtained solutions might be significant to analyze the depth and spacing of parallel subsurface drain and small-amplitude long wave on the surface of the water in a channel. It is observed that the performance of the rational (G′/G-expansion method is reliable and will be used to establish new general closed form solutions for any other NPDEs of fractional order. 8. On large-time energy concentration in solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations in general domains Czech Academy of Sciences Publication Activity Database Skalák, Zdeněk 2011-01-01 Roč. 91, č. 9 (2011), s. 724-732 ISSN 0044-2267 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA100190905 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20600510 Keywords : Navier-Stokes equations * large-time behavior * energy concentration Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics Impact factor: 0.863, year: 2011 9. Identification of alkaptonuria in the general population: a United Kingdom experience describing the challenges, possible solutions and persistent barriers. Science.gov (United States) Ranganath, L; Taylor, A M; Shenkin, A; Fraser, W D; Jarvis, J; Gallagher, J A; Sireau, N 2011-06-01 Progress in research into rare diseases is challenging. This paper discusses strategies to identify individuals with the rare genetic disease alkaptonuria (AKU) within the general population. Strategies used included a questionnaire survey of general practitioners, a dedicated website and patient network contact, targeted family screening and medical conference targeting. Primary care physicians of the UK were targeted by a postal survey that involved mailing 11,151 UK GPs; the response rate was 18.2%. We have identified 75 patients in the UK with AKU by the following means: postal survey (23), targeted family screening (11), patient networks and the website (41). Targeting medical conferences (AKU, rare diseases, rheumatology, clinical biochemistry, orthopaedics, general practitioners) did not lead to new identification in the UK but helped identify overseas cases. We are now aware of 626 patients worldwide including newly identified non-UK people with AKU in the following areas: Slovakia (208), the rest of Europe (including Turkey) (79), North America (including USA and Canada) (110), and the rest of the world (154). A mechanism for identifying individuals with AKU in the general population-not just in the UK but worldwide-has been established. Knowledge of patients with AKU, both in the UK and outside, is often confined to establishing their location in a particular GP practice or association with a particular medical professional. Mere identification, however, does not always lead to full engagement for epidemiological research purposes or targeting treatment since further barriers exist. 10. Towards a Robust Solution of the Non-Linear Kinematics for the General Stewart Platform with Estimation of Distribution Algorithms Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Eusebio Eduardo Hernández Martinez 2013-01-01 Full Text Available In robotics, solving the direct kinematics problem (DKP for parallel robots is very often more difficult and time consuming than for their serial counterparts. The problem is stated as follows: given the joint variables, the Cartesian variables should be computed, namely the pose of the mobile platform. Most of the time, the DKP requires solving a non-linear system of equations. In addition, given that the system could be non-convex, Newton or Quasi-Newton (Dogleg based solvers get trapped on local minima. The capacity of such kinds of solvers to find an adequate solution strongly depends on the starting point. A well-known problem is the selection of such a starting point, which requires a priori information about the neighbouring region of the solution. In order to circumvent this issue, this article proposes an efficient method to select and to generate the starting point based on probabilistic learning. Experiments and discussion are presented to show the method performance. The method successfully avoids getting trapped on local minima without the need for human intervention, which increases its robustness when compared with a single Dogleg approach. This proposal can be extended to other structures, to any non-linear system of equations, and of course, to non-linear optimization problems. 11. A model of the general ocean circulation determined from a joint solution for the Earth's gravity field Science.gov (United States) Nerem, R. S.; Tapley, B. D.; Shum, C. K.; Yuan, D. N. 1989-01-01 If the geoid and the satellite position are known accurately, satellite altimetry can be used to determine the geostrophic velocity of the surface ocean currents. The purpose of this investigation is to simultaneously estimate the sea surface topography, zeta, the model for the gravity field, and the satellite orbit. Satellite tracking data from fourteen satellites were used; along with Seasat and Geosat altimeter data as well as surface gravity data for the solution. The estimated model of zeta compares well at long wavelengths with the hydrographic model of zeta. Covariance studies show that the geoid is separable from zeta up to degree 9, at which point geoid error becomes comparable to the signal of zeta. 12. On regularity of a weak solution to the Navier–Stokes equations with the generalized Navier slip boundary conditions Czech Academy of Sciences Publication Activity Database Neustupa, Jiří; Penel, P. 2018-01-01 Roč. 2018, March (2018), č. článku 4617020. ISSN 1687-9120 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA17-01747S Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : Navier-Stokes equations Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics OBOR OECD: Pure mathematics Impact factor: 0.643, year: 2016 https://www.hindawi.com/journals/amp/2018/4617020/ 13. On regularity of a weak solution to the Navier–Stokes equations with the generalized Navier slip boundary conditions Czech Academy of Sciences Publication Activity Database Neustupa, Jiří; Penel, P. 2018-01-01 Roč. 2018, March (2018), č. článku 4617020. ISSN 1687-9120 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA17-01747S Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : Navier-Stokes equations Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics OBOR OECD: Pure mathematics Impact factor: 0.643, year: 2016 https://www.hindawi.com/ journals /amp/2018/4617020/ 14. Elastic interaction of a crack with a microcrack array. I - Formulation of the problem and general form of the solution. II - Elastic solution for two crack configurations (piecewise constant and linear approximations) Science.gov (United States) Chudnovsky, A.; Dolgopolsky, A.; Kachanov, M. 1987-01-01 The elastic interactions of a two-dimensional configuration consisting of a crack with an array of microcracks located near the tip are studied. The general form of the solution is based on the potential representations and approximations of tractions on the microcracks by polynomials. In the second part, the technique is applied to two simple two-dimensional configurations involving one and two microcracks. The problems of stress shielding and stress amplification (the reduction or increase of the effective stress intensity factor due to the presence of microcracks) are discussed, and the refinements introduced by higher order polynomial approximations are illustrated. 15. The Interactions of N-Soliton Solutions for the Generalized (2+1-Dimensional Variable-Coefficient Fifth-Order KdV Equation Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Xiangrong Wang 2015-01-01 Full Text Available A generalized (2+1-dimensional variable-coefficient KdV equation is introduced, which can describe the interaction between a water wave and gravity-capillary waves better than the (1+1-dimensional KdV equation. The N-soliton solutions of the (2+1-dimensional variable-coefficient fifth-order KdV equation are obtained via the Bell-polynomial method. Then the soliton fusion, fission, and the pursuing collision are analyzed depending on the influence of the coefficient eAij; when eAij=0, the soliton fusion and fission will happen; when eAij≠0, the pursuing collision will occur. Moreover, the Bäcklund transformation of the equation is gotten according to the binary Bell-polynomial and the period wave solutions are given by applying the Riemann theta function method. 16. Canonical reduction of self-dual Yang-Mills theory to Burgers, sine-Gordon, generalized KdV, Liouville's equations and exact solutions International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Khater, H.; Sayed, S. M.; Callebaut, D. K. 2005-01-01 The (constrained) canonical reduction of four-dimensional self-dual Yang-Mills theory to Burgers' type, two-dimensional sine-Gordon, generalized Korteweg-de Vries-type, (2+1)- and the original (3+1)- dimensional Liouville equations are considered. On the one hand, the Backlund transformations are implemented to obtain several classes of exact solutions for the reduced Burgers-type and two-dimensional sine-Gordon equations. On the other hand, other methods and transformations are developed to obtain exact for the original two-dimensional generalized Korteweg-de Vries-type, (2+1)- and the original (3+1)-dimensional Liouville equations. The corresponding gauge potential A, and the gauge strenghts F μν are also obtained 17. The de Sitter spacetime as an attractor solution in fourth-order gravity International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Schmidt, H.-J. 1988-01-01 We investigate the general vacuum solution of fourth-order gravity, and include the Bach tensor. For L 2 = 1.3μR 2 + 1/2αC 2 the expanding de Sitter spacetime is an attractor in the set of axially symmetric Bianchi type-I models if and only if αμ ≤ 0 or α > 4μ holds. It will be argued that this result holds true for a large class of inhomogeneous models. As a byproduct, a new closed-form cosmological solution, is obtained. It is also shown that the de Sitter spacetime is an attractor for the Bach-Einstein gravity with a minimally coupled scalar field φ. Specialised to Einstein gravity (i.e. α = 0 above) this conformal equivalence remains a non-trivial one. (author) 18. Explicit parametric solutions of lattice structures with proper generalized decomposition (PGD) - Applications to the design of 3D-printed architectured materials Science.gov (United States) Sibileau, Alberto; Auricchio, Ferdinando; Morganti, Simone; Díez, Pedro 2018-01-01 Architectured materials (or metamaterials) are constituted by a unit-cell with a complex structural design repeated periodically forming a bulk material with emergent mechanical properties. One may obtain specific macro-scale (or bulk) properties in the resulting architectured material by properly designing the unit-cell. Typically, this is stated as an optimal design problem in which the parameters describing the shape and mechanical properties of the unit-cell are selected in order to produce the desired bulk characteristics. This is especially pertinent due to the ease manufacturing of these complex structures with 3D printers. The proper generalized decomposition provides explicit parametic solutions of parametric PDEs. Here, the same ideas are used to obtain parametric solutions of the algebraic equations arising from lattice structural models. Once the explicit parametric solution is available, the optimal design problem is a simple post-process. The same strategy is applied in the numerical illustrations, first to a unit-cell (and then homogenized with periodicity conditions), and in a second phase to the complete structure of a lattice material specimen. 19. Analytical solution of spatial kinetics of the diffusion model for subcritical homogeneous systems driven by external source; Solucao analitica da cinetica espacial do modelo de difusao para sistemas homogeneos subcriticos acionados por fonte externa Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB) Oliveira, Fernando Luiz de 2008-07-01 This work describes an analytical solution obtained by the expansion method for the spatial kinetics using the diffusion model with delayed emission for source transients in homogeneous media. In particular, starting from simple models, and increasing the complexity, numerical results were obtained for different types of source transients. An analytical solution of the one group without precursors was solved, followed by considering one precursors family. The general case of G-groups with R families of precursor although having a closed form solution, cannot be solved analytically, since there are no explicit formulae for the eigenvalues, and numerical methods must be used to solve such problem. To illustrate the general solution, the multi-group (three groups) time-dependent problem without precursors was solved and the numerical results of a finite difference code were compared with the exact results for different transients. (author) 20. Computing group cardinality constraint solutions for logistic regression problems. Science.gov (United States) Zhang, Yong; Kwon, Dongjin; Pohl, Kilian M 2017-01-01 We derive an algorithm to directly solve logistic regression based on cardinality constraint, group sparsity and use it to classify intra-subject MRI sequences (e.g. cine MRIs) of healthy from diseased subjects. Group cardinality constraint models are often applied to medical images in order to avoid overfitting of the classifier to the training data. Solutions within these models are generally determined by relaxing the cardinality constraint to a weighted feature selection scheme. However, these solutions relate to the original sparse problem only under specific assumptions, which generally do not hold for medical image applications. In addition, inferring clinical meaning from features weighted by a classifier is an ongoing topic of discussion. Avoiding weighing features, we propose to directly solve the group cardinality constraint logistic regression problem by generalizing the Penalty Decomposition method. To do so, we assume that an intra-subject series of images represents repeated samples of the same disease patterns. We model this assumption by combining series of measurements created by a feature across time into a single group. Our algorithm then derives a solution within that model by decoupling the minimization of the logistic regression function from enforcing the group sparsity constraint. The minimum to the smooth and convex logistic regression problem is determined via gradient descent while we derive a closed form solution for finding a sparse approximation of that minimum. We apply our method to cine MRI of 38 healthy controls and 44 adult patients that received reconstructive surgery of Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) during infancy. Our method correctly identifies regions impacted by TOF and generally obtains statistically significant higher classification accuracy than alternative solutions to this model, i.e., ones relaxing group cardinality constraints. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. 1. Soliton-like solutions of a generalized variable-coefficient higher order nonlinear Schroedinger equation from inhomogeneous optical fibers with symbolic computation International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Li Juan; Zhang Haiqiang; Xu Tao; Zhang, Ya-Xing; Tian Bo 2007-01-01 For the long-distance communication and manufacturing problems in optical fibers, the propagation of subpicosecond or femtosecond optical pulses can be governed by the variable-coefficient nonlinear Schroedinger equation with higher order effects, such as the third-order dispersion, self-steepening and self-frequency shift. In this paper, we firstly determine the general conditions for this equation to be integrable by employing the Painleve analysis. Based on the obtained 3 x 3 Lax pair, we construct the Darboux transformation for such a model under the corresponding constraints, and then derive the nth-iterated potential transformation formula by the iterative process of Darboux transformation. Through the one- and two-soliton-like solutions, we graphically discuss the features of femtosecond solitons in inhomogeneous optical fibers 2. Antiperiodic Solutions for a Generalized High-Order (p,q-Laplacian Neutral Differential System with Delays in the Critical Case Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Yongzhi Liao 2013-01-01 Full Text Available By applying the method of coincidence degree, some criteria are established for the existence of antiperiodic solutions for a generalized high-order (p,q-Laplacian neutral differential system with delays (φp((x(t-cx(t-τ(k(m-k=F(t,xθ0(t,xθ1(t′,…,xθk(t(k,yϑ0(t,yϑ1(t′,…,yϑl(t(l, (φq((y(t-dy(t-σ(l(n-l=G(t,yμ0(t,yμ1(t′,…,yμl(t(l,xν0(t,xν1(t′,…,xνk(t(k in the critical case |c|=|d|=1. The results of this paper are completely new. Finally, an example is employed to illustrate our results. 3. Analytical steady-state solutions for water-limited cropping systems using saline irrigation water Science.gov (United States) Skaggs, T. H.; Anderson, R. G.; Corwin, D. L.; Suarez, D. L. 2014-12-01 Due to the diminishing availability of good quality water for irrigation, it is increasingly important that irrigation and salinity management tools be able to target submaximal crop yields and support the use of marginal quality waters. In this work, we present a steady-state irrigated systems modeling framework that accounts for reduced plant water uptake due to root zone salinity. Two explicit, closed-form analytical solutions for the root zone solute concentration profile are obtained, corresponding to two alternative functional forms of the uptake reduction function. The solutions express a general relationship between irrigation water salinity, irrigation rate, crop salt tolerance, crop transpiration, and (using standard approximations) crop yield. Example applications are illustrated, including the calculation of irrigation requirements for obtaining targeted submaximal yields, and the generation of crop-water production functions for varying irrigation waters, irrigation rates, and crops. Model predictions are shown to be mostly consistent with existing models and available experimental data. Yet the new solutions possess advantages over available alternatives, including: (i) the solutions were derived from a complete physical-mathematical description of the system, rather than based on an ad hoc formulation; (ii) the analytical solutions are explicit and can be evaluated without iterative techniques; (iii) the solutions permit consideration of two common functional forms of salinity induced reductions in crop water uptake, rather than being tied to one particular representation; and (iv) the utilized modeling framework is compatible with leading transient-state numerical models. 4. Methods for summing general Kapteyn series Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB) Tautz, R C [Zentrum fuer Astronomie und Astrophysik, Technische Universitaet Berlin, Hardenbergstrasse 36, D-10623 Berlin (Germany); Lerche, I [Institut fuer Geowissenschaften, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultaet III, Martin-Luther-Universitaet Halle, D-06099 Halle (Germany); Dominici, D, E-mail: rct@gmx.eu, E-mail: lercheian@yahoo.com, E-mail: dominicd@newpaltz.edu [Department of Mathematics, State University of New York at New Paltz, 1 Hawk Dr, New Paltz, NY 12561-2443 (United States) 2011-09-23 The general features and characteristics of Kapteyn series, which are a special type of series involving the Bessel function, are investigated. For many applications in physics, astrophysics and mathematics, it is crucial to have closed-form expressions in order to determine their functional structure and parametric behavior. The closed-form expressions of Kapteyn series have mostly been limited to special cases, even though there are often similarities in the approaches used to reduce the series to analytically tractable forms. The goal of this paper is to review the previous work in the area and to show that Kapteyn series can be expressed as trigonometric or gamma function series, which can be evaluated in a closed form for specific parameters. Two examples with a similar structure are given, showing the complexity of Kapteyn series. (paper) 5. Thermodynamics properties of diatomic molecules with general ... Indian Academy of Sciences (India) In this paper, the energy spectra of the general molecular potential are obtained using the asymptotic iteration method within the framework of non-relativistic quantum mechanics.With the energy spectrum obtained, the vibrational partition function is calculated in a closed form and is used to obtain an expression for other ... 6. Solution of the linearly anisotropic neutron transport problem in a infinite cylinder combining the decomposition and HTSN methods International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Goncalves, Glenio A.; Bodmann, Bardo; Bogado, Sergio; Vilhena, Marco T. 2008-01-01 Analytical solutions for neutron transport in cylindrical geometry is available for isotropic problems, but to the best of our knowledge for anisotropic problems are not available, yet. In this work, an analytical solution for the neutron transport equation in an infinite cylinder assuming anisotropic scattering is reported. Here we specialize the solution, without loss of generality, for the linearly anisotropic problem using the combined decomposition and HTS N methods. The key feature of this method consists in the application of the decomposition method to the anisotropic problem by virtue of the fact that the inverse of the operator associated to isotropic problem is well know and determined by the HTS N approach. So far, following the idea of the decomposition method, we apply this operator to the integral term, assuming that the angular flux appearing in the integrand is considered to be equal to the HTS N solution interpolated by polynomial considering only even powers. This leads to the first approximation for an anisotropic solution. Proceeding further, we replace this solution for the angular flux in the integral and apply again the inverse operator for the isotropic problem in the integral term and obtain a new approximation for the angular flux. This iterative procedure yields a closed form solution for the angular flux. This methodology can be generalized, in a straightforward manner, for transport problems with any degree of anisotropy. For the sake of illustration, we report numerical simulations for linearly anisotropic transport problems. (author) 7. Comparative demography of an epiphytic lichen: support for general life history patterns and solutions to common problems in demographic parameter estimation. Science.gov (United States) Shriver, Robert K; Cutler, Kerry; Doak, Daniel F 2012-09-01 Lichens are major components in many terrestrial ecosystems, yet their population ecology is at best only poorly understood. Few studies have fully quantified the life history or demographic patterns of any lichen, with particularly little attention to epiphytic species. We conducted a 6-year demographic study of Vulpicida pinastri, an epiphytic foliose lichen, in south-central Alaska. After testing multiple size-structured functions to describe patterns in each V. pinastri demographic rate, we used the resulting estimates to construct a stochastic demographic model for the species. This model development led us to propose solutions to two general problems in construction of demographic models for many taxa: how to simply but accurately characterize highly skewed growth rates, and how to estimate recruitment rates that are exceptionally difficult to directly observe. Our results show that V. pinastri has rapid and variable growth and, for small individuals, low and variable survival, but that these traits are coupled with considerable longevity (e.g., >50 years mean future life span for a 4-cm(2) thallus) and little deviation of the stochastic population growth rate from the deterministic expectation. Comparisons of the demographic patterns we found with those of other lichen studies suggest that their relatively simple architecture may allow clearer generalities about growth patterns for lichens than for other taxa, and that the expected pattern of faster growth rates for epiphytic species is substantiated. 8. Bit error rate analysis of free-space optical communication over general Malaga turbulence channels with pointing error KAUST Repository Alheadary, Wael Ghazy 2016-12-24 In this work, we present a bit error rate (BER) and achievable spectral efficiency (ASE) performance of a freespace optical (FSO) link with pointing errors based on intensity modulation/direct detection (IM/DD) and heterodyne detection over general Malaga turbulence channel. More specifically, we present exact closed-form expressions for adaptive and non-adaptive transmission. The closed form expressions are presented in terms of generalized power series of the Meijer\\'s G-function. Moreover, asymptotic closed form expressions are provided to validate our work. In addition, all the presented analytical results are illustrated using a selected set of numerical results. 9. The small displacement elastic solution to the ball-on-ring testing method DEFF Research Database (Denmark) Frandsen, Henrik Lund 2012-01-01 The ball-on-ring experiment is used for testing of the biaxial strength of ceramics. In this work the solution for the stress distribution and displacements of the disc specimen in the ball-on-ring experiment are determined on closed form. The solution comprises the displacement field and its... 10. New integrable models and analytical solutions in f (R ) cosmology with an ideal gas Science.gov (United States) Papagiannopoulos, G.; Basilakos, Spyros; Barrow, John D.; Paliathanasis, Andronikos 2018-01-01 In the context of f (R ) gravity with a spatially flat FLRW metric containing an ideal fluid, we use the method of invariant transformations to specify families of models which are integrable. We find three families of f (R ) theories for which new analytical solutions are given and closed-form solutions are provided. 11. 5D black hole solution in Einstein-Yang-Mills-Gauss-Bonnet theory International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Mazharimousavi, S. Habib; Halilsoy, M. 2007-01-01 By adopting the 5D version of the Wu-Yang ansatz we present in closed form a black hole solution in the Einstein-Yang-Mills-Gauss-Bonnet theory. In the Einstein-Yang-Mills limit, we recover the 5D black hole solution already known 12. LSENS: A General Chemical Kinetics and Sensitivity Analysis Code for homogeneous gas-phase reactions. Part 1: Theory and numerical solution procedures Science.gov (United States) Radhakrishnan, Krishnan 1994-01-01 LSENS, the Lewis General Chemical Kinetics and Sensitivity Analysis Code, has been developed for solving complex, homogeneous, gas-phase chemical kinetics problems and contains sensitivity analysis for a variety of problems, including nonisothermal situations. This report is part 1 of a series of three reference publications that describe LENS, provide a detailed guide to its usage, and present many example problems. Part 1 derives the governing equations and describes the numerical solution procedures for the types of problems that can be solved. The accuracy and efficiency of LSENS are examined by means of various test problems, and comparisons with other methods and codes are presented. LSENS is a flexible, convenient, accurate, and efficient solver for chemical reaction problems such as static system; steady, one-dimensional, inviscid flow; reaction behind incident shock wave, including boundary layer correction; and perfectly stirred (highly backmixed) reactor. In addition, the chemical equilibrium state can be computed for the following assigned states: temperature and pressure, enthalpy and pressure, temperature and volume, and internal energy and volume. For static problems the code computes the sensitivity coefficients of the dependent variables and their temporal derivatives with respect to the initial values of the dependent variables and/or the three rate coefficient parameters of the chemical reactions. 13. Integrability and soliton solutions for an inhomogeneous generalized fourth-order nonlinear Schrödinger equation describing the inhomogeneous alpha helical proteins and Heisenberg ferromagnetic spin chains International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Wang, Pan; Tian, Bo; Jiang, Yan; Wang, Yu-Feng 2013-01-01 For describing the dynamics of alpha helical proteins with internal molecular excitations, nonlinear couplings between lattice vibrations and molecular excitations, and spin excitations in one-dimensional isotropic biquadratic Heisenberg ferromagnetic spin with the octupole–dipole interactions, we consider an inhomogeneous generalized fourth-order nonlinear Schrödinger equation. Based on the Ablowitz–Kaup–Newell–Segur system, infinitely many conservation laws for the equation are derived. Through the auxiliary function, bilinear forms and N-soliton solutions for the equation are obtained. Interactions of solitons are discussed by means of the asymptotic analysis. Effects of linear inhomogeneity on the interactions of solitons are also investigated graphically and analytically. Since the inhomogeneous coefficient of the equation h=α x+β, the soliton takes on the parabolic profile during the evolution. Soliton velocity is related to the parameter α, distance scale coefficient and biquadratic exchange coefficient, but has no relation with the parameter β. Soliton amplitude and width are only related to α. Soliton position is related to β 14. Adaptive solution of some steady-state fluid-structure interaction problems International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Etienne, S.; Pelletier, D. 2003-01-01 This paper presents a general integrated and coupled formulation for modeling the steady-state interaction of a viscous incompressible flow with an elastic structure undergoing large displacements (geometric non-linearities). This constitutes an initial step towards developing a sensitivity analysis formulation for this class of problems. The formulation uses velocity and pressures as unknowns in a flow domain and displacements in the structural components. An interface formulation is presented that leads to clear and simple finite element implementation of the equilibrium conditions at the fluid-solid interface. Issues of error estimation and mesh adaptation are discussed. The adaptive formulation is verified on a problem with a closed form solution. It is then applied to a sample case for which the structure undergoes large displacements induced by the flow. (author) 15. Solution preparation International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Seitz, M.G. 1982-01-01 Reviewed in this statement are methods of preparing solutions to be used in laboratory experiments to examine technical issues related to the safe disposal of nuclear waste from power generation. Each approach currently used to prepare solutions has advantages and any one approach may be preferred over the others in particular situations, depending upon the goals of the experimental program. These advantages are highlighted herein for three approaches to solution preparation that are currently used most in studies of nuclear waste disposal. Discussion of the disadvantages of each approach is presented to help a user select a preparation method for his particular studies. Also presented in this statement are general observations regarding solution preparation. These observations are used as examples of the types of concerns that need to be addressed regarding solution preparation. As shown by these examples, prior to experimentation or chemical analyses, laboratory techniques based on scientific knowledge of solutions can be applied to solutions, often resulting in great improvement in the usefulness of results 16. Analytical Solution of the Hyperbolic Heat Conduction Equation for Moving Semi-Infinite Medium under the Effect of Time-Dependent Laser Heat Source Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) R. T. Al-Khairy 2009-01-01 source, whose capacity is given by (,=((1−− while the semi-infinite body has insulated boundary. The solution is obtained by Laplace transforms method, and the discussion of solutions for different time characteristics of heat sources capacity (constant, instantaneous, and exponential is presented. The effect of absorption coefficients on the temperature profiles is examined in detail. It is found that the closed form solution derived from the present study reduces to the previously obtained analytical solution when the medium velocity is set to zero in the closed form solution. 17. General solutions of the supersymmetric ℂP{sup 2} sigma model and its generalisation to ℂP{sup N−1} Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB) Delisle, L., E-mail: laurent.delisle@imj-prg.fr [Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu-Paris Rive Gauche, UP7D-Campus des Grands Moulins, Bâtiment Sophie Germain, Cases 7012, 75205 Paris Cedex 13 (France); Hussin, V., E-mail: hussin@dms.umontreal.ca [Département de Mathématiques et de Statistique, Université de Montréal, C.P. 6128, Succ. Centre-ville, Montréal, Québec H3C 3J7 (Canada); Centre de Recherches Mathématiques, Université de Montréal, C.P. 6128, Succ. Centre-ville, Montréal, Québec H3C 3J7 (Canada); Zakrzewski, W. J., E-mail: w.j.zakrzewski@durham.ac.uk [Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Durham, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom) 2016-02-15 A new approach for the construction of finite action solutions of the supersymmetric ℂP{sup N−1} sigma model is presented. We show that this approach produces more non-holomorphic solutions than those obtained in previous approaches. We study the ℂP{sup 2} model in detail and present its solutions in an explicit form. We also show how to generalise this construction to N > 3. 18. Radial transport in a porous medium with Dirichlet, Neumann and Robin-type inhomogeneous boundary values and general initial data : Analytical solution and evaluation NARCIS (Netherlands) Veling, E.J.M. 2012-01-01 The analytical solution is presented to the convection–diffusion equation describing the concentration of solutes in a radial velocity field due to extracting groundwater from or injecting water into an aquifer with arbitrary initial concentration data F(r), with r the radial distance, and an 19. Exact solution of two-dimensional MHD boundary layer flow over a semi-infinite flat plate Science.gov (United States) Kudenatti, Ramesh B.; Kirsur, Shreenivas R.; Achala, L. N.; Bujurke, N. M. 2013-05-01 In the present paper, an exact solution for the two-dimensional boundary layer viscous flow over a semi-infinite flat plate in the presence of magnetic field is given. Generalized similarity transformations are used to convert the governing boundary layer equations into a third order nonlinear differential equation which is the famous MHD Falkner-Skan equation. This equation contains three flow parameters: the stream-wise pressure gradient (β), the magnetic parameter (M), and the boundary stretch parameter (λ). Closed-form analytical solution is obtained for β=-1 and M=0 in terms of error and exponential functions which is modified to obtain an exact solution for general values of β and M. We also obtain asymptotic analyses of the MHD Falkner-Skan equation in the limit of large η and λ. The results obtained are compared with the direct numerical solution of the full boundary layer equation, and found that results are remarkably in good agreement between the solutions. The derived quantities such as velocity profiles and skin friction coefficient are presented. The physical significance of the flow parameters are also discussed in detail. 20. Colliding black hole solution International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Ahmed, Mainuddin 2005-01-01 A new solution of Einstein equation in general relativity is found. This solution solves an outstanding problem of thermodynamics and black hole physics. Also this work appears to conclude the interpretation of NUT spacetime. (author) 1. Closed-form breakdown voltage/specific on-resistance model using charge superposition technique for vertical power double-diffused metal–oxide–semiconductor device with high-κ insulator Science.gov (United States) Chen, Xue; Wang, Zhi-Gang; Wang, Xi; Kuo, James B. 2018-04-01 Not Available Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61404110) and the National Higher-education Institution General Research and Development Project, China (Grant No. 2682014CX097). 2. Computational solutions of unified fractional reaction-diffusion equations with composite fractional time derivative Science.gov (United States) Saxena, R. K.; Mathai, A. M.; Haubold, H. J. 2015-10-01 This paper deals with the investigation of the computational solutions of an unified fractional reaction-diffusion equation, which is obtained from the standard diffusion equation by replacing the time derivative of first order by the generalized fractional time-derivative defined by Hilfer (2000), the space derivative of second order by the Riesz-Feller fractional derivative and adding the function ϕ (x, t) which is a nonlinear function governing reaction. The solution is derived by the application of the Laplace and Fourier transforms in a compact and closed form in terms of the H-function. The main result obtained in this paper provides an elegant extension of the fundamental solution for the space-time fractional diffusion equation obtained earlier by Mainardi et al. (2001, 2005) and a result very recently given by Tomovski et al. (2011). Computational representation of the fundamental solution is also obtained explicitly. Fractional order moments of the distribution are deduced. At the end, mild extensions of the derived results associated with a finite number of Riesz-Feller space fractional derivatives are also discussed. 3. Generalized analog thresholding for spike acquisition at ultralow sampling rates. Science.gov (United States) He, Bryan D; Wein, Alex; Varshney, Lav R; Kusuma, Julius; Richardson, Andrew G; Srinivasan, Lakshminarayan 2015-07-01 Efficient spike acquisition techniques are needed to bridge the divide from creating large multielectrode arrays (MEA) to achieving whole-cortex electrophysiology. In this paper, we introduce generalized analog thresholding (gAT), which achieves millisecond temporal resolution with sampling rates as low as 10 Hz. Consider the torrent of data from a single 1,000-channel MEA, which would generate more than 3 GB/min using standard 30-kHz Nyquist sampling. Recent neural signal processing methods based on compressive sensing still require Nyquist sampling as a first step and use iterative methods to reconstruct spikes. Analog thresholding (AT) remains the best existing alternative, where spike waveforms are passed through an analog comparator and sampled at 1 kHz, with instant spike reconstruction. By generalizing AT, the new method reduces sampling rates another order of magnitude, detects more than one spike per interval, and reconstructs spike width. Unlike compressive sensing, the new method reveals a simple closed-form solution to achieve instant (noniterative) spike reconstruction. The base method is already robust to hardware nonidealities, including realistic quantization error and integration noise. Because it achieves these considerable specifications using hardware-friendly components like integrators and comparators, generalized AT could translate large-scale MEAs into implantable devices for scientific investigation and medical technology. Copyright © 2015 the American Physiological Society. 4. General chemistry International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Kwon, Yeong Sik; Lee, Dong Seop; Ryu, Haung Ryong; Jang, Cheol Hyeon; Choi, Bong Jong; Choi, Sang Won 1993-07-01 The book concentrates on the latest general chemistry, which is divided int twenty-three chapters. It deals with basic conception and stoichiometry, nature of gas, structure of atoms, quantum mechanics, symbol and structure of an electron of ion and molecule, chemical thermodynamics, nature of solid, change of state and liquid, properties of solution, chemical equilibrium, solution and acid-base, equilibrium of aqueous solution, electrochemistry, chemical reaction speed, molecule spectroscopy, hydrogen, oxygen and water, metallic atom; 1A, IIA, IIIA, carbon and atom IVA, nonmetal atom and an inert gas, transition metals, lanthanons, and actinoids, nuclear properties and radioactivity, biochemistry and environment chemistry. 5. Influence of non-integer-order derivatives on unsteady unidirectional motions of an Oldroyd-B fluid with generalized boundary conditions Science.gov (United States) Zafar, A. A.; Riaz, M. B.; Shah, N. A.; Imran, M. A. 2018-03-01 The objective of this article is to study some unsteady Couette flows of an Oldroyd-B fluid with non-integer derivatives. The fluid fills an annular region of two infinite co-axial circular cylinders. Flows are due to the motion of the outer cylinder, that rotates about its axis with an arbitrary time-dependent velocity while the inner cylinder is held fixed. Closed form solutions of dimensionless velocity field and tangential tension are obtained by means of the finite Hankel transform and the theory of Laplace transform for fractional calculus. Several results in the literature including the rotational flows through an infinite cylinder can be obtained as limiting cases of our general solutions. Finally, the control of the fractional framework on the dynamics of fluid is analyzed by numerical simulations and graphical illustrations. 6. Topological skeleton of the 2-D slightly non-ideal MHD system close to X-type magnetic null points – an analysis of the general solution for the generic case Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) D. H. Nickeler 2012-06-01 Full Text Available The appearance of eruptive space plasma processes, e.g. in eruptive flares as observed in the solar atmosphere, is usually assumed to be caused by magnetic reconnection, often connected with singular points of the magnetic field. We are interested in the general relation between the eigenvalues of the Jacobians of the plasma velocity and the magnetic field and their relation to the shape of a spatially varying, localized non-idealness or resistivity, i.e. we are searching for the general solution. We perform a local analysis of almost all regular, generic, structurally stable non-ideal or resistive MHD solutions. Therefore we use Taylor expansions of the magnetic field, the velocity field and all other physical quantities, including the non-idealness, and with the method of comparison of coefficients, the non-linear resistive MHD system is solved analytically, locally in a close vicinity of the null point. We get a parameterised general solution that provides us with the topological and geometrical skeleton of the resistive MHD fields. These local solutions provide us with the "roots" of field and streamlines around the null points of basically all possible 2-D reconnection solutions. We prove mathematically that necessarily, the flow close to the magnetic X-point must also be of X-point type to guarantee positive dissipation of energy and annihilation of magnetic flux. We also prove that, if the non-idealness has only a one-dimensional, sheet-like structure, only one separatrix line can be crossed by the plasma flow, similar to known reconnective annihilation solutions. 7. Geological entropy and solute transport in heterogeneous porous media Science.gov (United States) Bianchi, Marco; Pedretti, Daniele 2017-06-01 We propose a novel approach to link solute transport behavior to the physical heterogeneity of the aquifer, which we fully characterize with two measurable parameters: the variance of the log K values (σY2), and a new indicator (HR) that integrates multiple properties of the K field into a global measure of spatial disorder or geological entropy. From the results of a detailed numerical experiment considering solute transport in K fields representing realistic distributions of hydrofacies in alluvial aquifers, we identify empirical relationship between the two parameters and the first three central moments of the distributions of arrival times of solute particles at a selected control plane. The analysis of experimental data indicates that the mean and the variance of the solutes arrival times tend to increase with spatial disorder (i.e., HR increasing), while highly skewed distributions are observed in more orderly structures (i.e., HR decreasing) or at higher σY2. We found that simple closed-form empirical expressions of the bivariate dependency of skewness on HR and σY2 can be used to predict the emergence of non-Fickian transport in K fields considering a range of structures and heterogeneity levels, some of which based on documented real aquifers. The accuracy of these predictions and in general the results from this study indicate that a description of the global variability and structure of the K field in terms of variance and geological entropy offers a valid and broadly applicable approach for the interpretation and prediction of transport in heterogeneous porous media. 8. Solubility and solubilizing capabilities of aqueous solutions of Extractum Taraxaci e radix cum herba aqu. siccum in light of selected values of general Hildebrand-Scatchard-Fedors theory of solubility Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Marczyński Zbigniew 2016-12-01 Full Text Available Introduction: The general Hildebrand-Scatchard theory of solubility supplemented by Fedors’ solubility parameter −δ12- \\delta ^{{1 \\over 2}} \$ was used to estimate the real solubility by −log x2 (log of the mole fraction of phytochemicals contained in Ext. Taraxaci e radix cum herba aqu. siccum. Surface activity of aqueous solution of extracts was determined and quantified – solubilizing capabilities of solutions of cexp. ≥cmc in relation to cholesterol particle size of Ø=1.00 mm, as well as of ketoprofen were defined.

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Schulze-Halberg, Axel [Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science and Department of Physics, Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway, Gary, Indiana 46408 (United States); Roy, Barnana [Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata 700108 (India)

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We construct a rational extension of a recently studied nonlinear quantum oscillator model. Our extended model is shown to retain exact solvability, admitting a discrete spectrum and corresponding closed-form solutions that are expressed through Jacobi-type X{sub m} exceptional orthogonal polynomials.

10. Rational extension and Jacobi-type Xm solutions of a quantum nonlinear oscillator

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Schulze-Halberg, Axel; Roy, Barnana

2013-01-01

We construct a rational extension of a recently studied nonlinear quantum oscillator model. Our extended model is shown to retain exact solvability, admitting a discrete spectrum and corresponding closed-form solutions that are expressed through Jacobi-type X m exceptional orthogonal polynomials

11. Exact Solutions of Relativistic Bound State Problem for Spinless Bosons

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2017-01-01

We investigated in detail the relativistic bound states of spin-zero bosons under the influence of Coulomb-plus-linear potentials with an arbitrary combination of scalar and vector couplings. Through an exact analytical solution of three-dimensional Klein-Gordon equation, closed form expressions were derived for energy eigenvalues and wave functions and some correlations between potential parameters were found. We also presented the relativistic description of bound states and nonrelativistic limit of the problem in some special cases.

12. Temperature-assisted On-column Solute Focusing: A General Method to Reduce Pre-column Dispersion in Capillary High Performance Liquid Chromatography

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Groskreutz, Stephen R.; Weber, Stephen G.

2014-01-01

Solvent-based on-column focusing is a powerful and well known approach for reducingthe impact of pre-column dispersion in liquid chromatography. Here we describe an orthogonal temperature-based approach to focusing called temperature-assisted on-column solute focusing (TASF). TASF is founded on the same principles as the more commonly used solvent-based method wherein transient conditions are created thatlead to high solute retention at the column inlet. Combining the low thermal mass of capillary columns and the temperature dependence of solute retentionTASF is used effectivelyto compress injection bands at the head of the column through the transient reduction in column temperature to 5 °C for a defined 7 mm segment of a 6 cm long 150 μm I.D. column. Following the 30 second focusing time, the column temperature is increased rapidly to the separation temperature of 60 °C releasing the focused band of analytes. We developed a model tosimulate TASF separations based on solute retention enthalpies, focusing temperature, focusing time, and column parameters. This model guides the systematic study of the influence of sample injection volume on column performance.All samples have solvent compositions matching the mobile phase. Over the 45 to 1050 nL injection volume range evaluated, TASF reducesthe peak width for all soluteswith k’ greater than or equal to 2.5, relative to controls. Peak widths resulting from injection volumes up to 1.3 times the column fluid volume with TASF are less than 5% larger than peak widths from a 45 nL injection without TASF (0.07 times the column liquid volume). The TASF approach reduced concentration detection limits by a factor of 12.5 relative to a small volume injection for low concentration samples. TASF is orthogonal to the solvent focusing method. Thus, it canbe used where on-column focusing is required, but where implementation of solvent-based focusing is difficult. PMID:24973805

13. Detailed solution to a complex kinematics chain manipulator

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March-Leuba, S; Jansen, J F; Kress, R L; Babcock, S M

1992-01-01

This paper presents a relatively simple method based on planar geometry to analyze the inverse kinematics for closed kinematics chain (CKC) mechanisms. Although the general problem and method of approach are well defined, the study of the inverse kinematics of a closed-chain mechanism is a very complicated one. The current methodology allows closed-form solutions to be found, if a solution exists, for the displacements and velocities of all manipulator joints. Critical design parameters can be identified and optimized by using symbolic models. This paper will focus on planar closed-chain structures extended with a rotational base. However, with open and CKC mechanisms combined in different planes, the extension to the case is straightforward. Further, real-time algorithms are developed that can be handled by existing microprocessor technology. To clarify the methodology, the Soldier Robot Interface Project (SRIP) manipulator is analyzed, and a graphic simulation is presented as a verification of the results. This manipulator has 17 links, 24 one-degree-of-freedom (DOF) joints, and 7 CKC loops working in a plane and a rotational base, which determine its 3 DOFs. The SRIP manipulator allows a decoupled linear motion along the vertical or horizontal directions using only one of its linear actuators. The symbolic solution for the inverse kinematics allows optimization to be performed to further decouple the Cartesian motions by changing link lengths of the manipulator. The conclusion achieved by the optimization is that only two link lengths need to be changed to tune the manipulator for a perfect decoupling at each area of the workspace.

14. Detailed solution to a complex kinematics chain manipulator

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March-Leuba, S.; Jansen, J.F.; Kress, R.L.; Babcock, S.M.

1992-01-01

This paper presents a relatively simple method based on planar geometry to analyze the inverse kinematics for closed kinematics chain (CKC) mechanisms. Although the general problem and method of approach are well defined, the study of the inverse kinematics of a closed-chain mechanism is a very complicated one. The current methodology allows closed-form solutions to be found, if a solution exists, for the displacements and velocities of all manipulator joints. Critical design parameters can be identified and optimized by using symbolic models. This paper will focus on planar closed-chain structures extended with a rotational base. However, with open and CKC mechanisms combined in different planes, the extension to the case is straightforward. Further, real-time algorithms are developed that can be handled by existing microprocessor technology. To clarify the methodology, the Soldier Robot Interface Project (SRIP) manipulator is analyzed, and a graphic simulation is presented as a verification of the results. This manipulator has 17 links, 24 one-degree-of-freedom (DOF) joints, and 7 CKC loops working in a plane and a rotational base, which determine its 3 DOFs. The SRIP manipulator allows a decoupled linear motion along the vertical or horizontal directions using only one of its linear actuators. The symbolic solution for the inverse kinematics allows optimization to be performed to further decouple the Cartesian motions by changing link lengths of the manipulator. The conclusion achieved by the optimization is that only two link lengths need to be changed to tune the manipulator for a perfect decoupling at each area of the workspace

15. Bilinearization of the generalized coupled nonlinear Schrödinger equation with variable coefficients and gain and dark-bright pair soliton solutions.

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Chakraborty, Sushmita; Nandy, Sudipta; Barthakur, Abhijit

2015-02-01

We investigate coupled nonlinear Schrödinger equations (NLSEs) with variable coefficients and gain. The coupled NLSE is a model equation for optical soliton propagation and their interaction in a multimode fiber medium or in a fiber array. By using Hirota's bilinear method, we obtain the bright-bright, dark-bright combinations of a one-soliton solution (1SS) and two-soliton solutions (2SS) for an n-coupled NLSE with variable coefficients and gain. Crucial properties of two-soliton (dark-bright pair) interactions, such as elastic and inelastic interactions and the dynamics of soliton bound states, are studied using asymptotic analysis and graphical analysis. We show that a bright 2-soliton, in addition to elastic interactions, also exhibits multiple inelastic interactions. A dark 2-soliton, on the other hand, exhibits only elastic interactions. We also observe a breatherlike structure of a bright 2-soliton, a feature that become prominent with gain and disappears as the amplitude acquires a minimum value, and after that the solitons remain parallel. The dark 2-soliton, however, remains parallel irrespective of the gain. The results found by us might be useful for applications in soliton control, a fiber amplifier, all optical switching, and optical computing.

16. General relativity

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Gourgoulhon, Eric

2013-01-01

The author proposes a course on general relativity. He first presents a geometrical framework by addressing, presenting and discussion the following notions: the relativistic space-time, the metric tensor, Universe lines, observers, principle of equivalence and geodesics. In the next part, he addresses gravitational fields with spherical symmetry: presentation of the Schwarzschild metrics, radial light geodesics, gravitational spectral shift (Einstein effect), orbitals of material objects, photon trajectories. The next parts address the Einstein equation, black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmological solutions. Appendices propose a discussion of the relationship between relativity and GPS, some problems and their solutions, and Sage codes

17. Potential feedback mechanism between phytoplankton and upper ocean circulation with oceanic radiative transfer processes influenced by phytoplankton - Numerical ocean, general circulation models and an analytical solution

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Nakamoto, S.; Kano, M.; PrasannaKumar, S.; Oberhuber, J.M.; Muneyama, K.; Ueyoshi, K.; Subrahmanyam, B.; Nakata, K.; Lai, C.A.; Frouin, R.

and Dickey (1987) demonstrate that the at- tenuation of visible energy and photosynthetically available radiation (PAR) (Morel, 1978) are primarily functions of chlorophyll pigments. iturriaga and Potential Feedback Mechanism 257 Siegel (1989) reported... isoPYcnal coordinate (BPYC) general circulation model (Oberhuber, 1993), Nakamoto et al. (2001) showed that surface chlorophyll pigments in the equatorial Pacific not only influence vertical penetration of solar ra- diation, but also modify...

18. An Lq-approach with generalized anisotropic weight of the weak solution of the Oseen flow around a rotating body in the whole space

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Kračmar, S.; Krbec, Miroslav; Nečasová, Šárka; Penel, P.; Schumacher, K.

2009-01-01

Roč. 71, č. 12 (2009), e2940-e2957 ISSN 0362-546X R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA100190804 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10190503 Keywords : littlewood-Paley theory * maximal operators * rotating body * Muckenhoupt weight s * one-sided weight s Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics Impact factor: 1.487, year: 2009

19. Thickness extrema at the edge of shaped lenses: the general problem and the solution for a straight edge obtained by means of direct elimination and of Lagrange multipliers.

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Harris, W F

1991-04-01

In general thickness varies along the cut edge of a lens. There is some interest in being able to predict the locations of the thickest and thinnest points on the edge. One purpose of this paper was to formulate the general problem mathematically of finding the locations of thickness extrema on the edge of an arbitrary lens cut into an arbitrary shape. A second purpose was to illustrate how the problem can be solved. In particular, the problem is solved completely and explicitly for what is probably the simplest case, the straight cut edge. A component-free matrix expression for the position of the extremum is derived by employing Lagrange multipliers and the concept of the generalized inverse of a matrix. The equation applies to spheres, cylinders and sphero-cylinders and allows for the presence of prism as well. Along some edges the thickness is constant. Along other edges the thickness varies linearly; there are no extrema except for the practical extrema at the two ends of the edge: thickest at the one and thinnest at the other. The mathematical conditions for these two cases are presented. Equivalent to the matrix equation for the position vector of the thickness extremum is a pair of scalar equations expressed in terms of components of the matrices. The pair is useful when locating extrema using manual calculations. On the other hand, the component-free matrix equation is useful in other circumstances such as for mathematical manipulations and when using computer software that handles matrices. The former is used in a number of numerical examples; the latter was used to check the answers by computer. The mathematical techniques described here are likely to find application in other areas of ophthalmic and visual optics.

20. Error Rates of M-PAM and M-QAM in Generalized Fading and Generalized Gaussian Noise Environments

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Soury, Hamza

2013-07-01

This letter investigates the average symbol error probability (ASEP) of pulse amplitude modulation and quadrature amplitude modulation coherent signaling over flat fading channels subject to additive white generalized Gaussian noise. The new ASEP results are derived in a generic closed-form in terms of the Fox H function and the bivariate Fox H function for the extended generalized-K fading case. The utility of this new general closed-form is that it includes some special fading distributions, like the Generalized-K, Nakagami-m, and Rayleigh fading and special noise distributions such as Gaussian and Laplacian. Some of these special cases are also treated and are shown to yield simplified results.

1. About solution of multipoint boundary problem of static analysis of deep beam with the use of combined application of finite element method and discrete-continual finite element method. part 1: formulation of the problem and general principles of approximation

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Lyakhovich Leonid

2017-01-01

Full Text Available This paper is devoted to formulation and general principles of approximation of multipoint boundary problem of static analysis of deep beam with the use of combined application of finite element method (FEM discrete-continual finite element method (DCFEM. The field of application of DCFEM comprises structures with regular physical and geometrical parameters in some dimension (“basic” dimension. DCFEM presupposes finite element approximation for non-basic dimension while in the basic dimension problem remains continual. DCFEM is based on analytical solutions of resulting multipoint boundary problems for systems of ordinary differential equations with piecewise-constant coefficients.

2. A general method for the unbiased improvement of solution NMR structures by the use of related X-Ray data, the AUREMOL-ISIC algorithm

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Neidig Klaus-Peter

2006-06-01

Full Text Available Abstract Background Rapid and accurate three-dimensional structure determination of biological macromolecules is mandatory to keep up with the vast progress made in the identification of primary sequence information. During the last few years the amount of data deposited in the protein data bank has substantially increased providing additional information for novel structure determination projects. The key question is how to combine the available database information with the experimental data of the current project ensuring that only relevant information is used and a correct structural bias is produced. For this purpose a novel fully automated algorithm based on Bayesian reasoning has been developed. It allows the combination of structural information from different sources in a consistent way to obtain high quality structures with a limited set of experimental data. The new ISIC (Intelligent Structural Information Combination algorithm is part of the larger AUREMOL software package. Results Our new approach was successfully tested on the improvement of the solution NMR structures of the Ras-binding domain of Byr2 from Schizosaccharomyces pombe, the Ras-binding domain of RalGDS from human calculated from a limited set of NMR data, and the immunoglobulin binding domain from protein G from Streptococcus by their corresponding X-ray structures. In all test cases clearly improved structures were obtained. The largest danger in using data from other sources is a possible bias towards the added structure. In the worst case instead of a refined target structure the structure from the additional source is essentially reproduced. We could clearly show that the ISIC algorithm treats these difficulties properly. Conclusion In summary, we present a novel fully automated method to combine strongly coupled knowledge from different sources. The combination with validation tools such as the calculation of NMR R-factors strengthens the impact of the method

3. A hepatitis C virus infection model with time-varying drug effectiveness: solution and analysis.

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Jessica M Conway

2014-08-01

Full Text Available Simple models of therapy for viral diseases such as hepatitis C virus (HCV or human immunodeficiency virus assume that, once therapy is started, the drug has a constant effectiveness. More realistic models have assumed either that the drug effectiveness depends on the drug concentration or that the effectiveness varies over time. Here a previously introduced varying-effectiveness (VE model is studied mathematically in the context of HCV infection. We show that while the model is linear, it has no closed-form solution due to the time-varying nature of the effectiveness. We then show that the model can be transformed into a Bessel equation and derive an analytic solution in terms of modified Bessel functions, which are defined as infinite series, with time-varying arguments. Fitting the solution to data from HCV infected patients under therapy has yielded values for the parameters in the model. We show that for biologically realistic parameters, the predicted viral decay on therapy is generally biphasic and resembles that predicted by constant-effectiveness (CE models. We introduce a general method for determining the time at which the transition between decay phases occurs based on calculating the point of maximum curvature of the viral decay curve. For the parameter regimes of interest, we also find approximate solutions for the VE model and establish the asymptotic behavior of the system. We show that the rate of second phase decay is determined by the death rate of infected cells multiplied by the maximum effectiveness of therapy, whereas the rate of first phase decline depends on multiple parameters including the rate of increase of drug effectiveness with time.

4. Adaptive Elastic Net for Generalized Methods of Moments.

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Caner, Mehmet; Zhang, Hao Helen

2014-01-30

Model selection and estimation are crucial parts of econometrics. This paper introduces a new technique that can simultaneously estimate and select the model in generalized method of moments (GMM) context. The GMM is particularly powerful for analyzing complex data sets such as longitudinal and panel data, and it has wide applications in econometrics. This paper extends the least squares based adaptive elastic net estimator of Zou and Zhang (2009) to nonlinear equation systems with endogenous variables. The extension is not trivial and involves a new proof technique due to estimators lack of closed form solutions. Compared to Bridge-GMM of Caner (2009), we allow for the number of parameters to diverge to infinity as well as collinearity among a large number of variables, also the redundant parameters set to zero via a data dependent technique. This method has the oracle property, meaning that we can estimate nonzero parameters with their standard limit and the redundant parameters are dropped from the equations simultaneously. Numerical examples are used to illustrate the performance of the new method.

5. Closed form maximum likelihood estimator of conditional random fields

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Zhu, Zhemin; Hiemstra, Djoerd; Apers, Peter M.G.; Wombacher, Andreas

2013-01-01

Training Conditional Random Fields (CRFs) can be very slow for big data. In this paper, we present a new training method for CRFs called {\\em Empirical Training} which is motivated by the concept of co-occurrence rate. We show that the standard training (unregularized) can have many maximum

6. Designed Self-Help : Producing Closed Forms for Open Buildings

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Mota, N.J.A.

2015-01-01

Designing Self-help sounds like a contradiction in terms. Indeed, a great deal of the scholarly accounts on self-help housing excludes the agency of the designer, stressing instead the roles of the policy maker and the owner-builder. In the architecture discipline, from the late 1950s through the

7. On the solution of fractional evolution equations

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Kilbas, Anatoly A; Pierantozzi, Teresa; Trujillo, Juan J; Vazquez, Luis

2004-01-01

This paper is devoted to the solution of the bi-fractional differential equation ( C D α t u)(t, x) = λ( L D β x u)(t, x) (t>0, -∞ 0 and λ ≠ 0, with the initial conditions lim x→±∞ u(t,x) = 0 u(0+,x)=g(x). Here ( C D α t u)(t, x) is the partial derivative coinciding with the Caputo fractional derivative for 0 L D β x u)(t, x)) is the Liouville partial fractional derivative ( L D β t u)(t, x)) of order β > 0. The Laplace and Fourier transforms are applied to solve the above problem in closed form. The fundamental solution of these problems is established and its moments are calculated. The special case α = 1/2 and β = 1 is presented, and its application is given to obtain the Dirac-type decomposition for the ordinary diffusion equation

8. An Analytical Solution for Acoustic Emission Source Location for Known P Wave Velocity System

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Longjun Dong

2014-01-01

Full Text Available This paper presents a three-dimensional analytical solution for acoustic emission source location using time difference of arrival (TDOA measurements from N receivers, N⩾5. The nonlinear location equations for TDOA are simplified to linear equations, and the direct analytical solution is obtained by solving the linear equations. There are not calculations of square roots in solution equations. The method solved the problems of the existence and multiplicity of solutions induced by the calculations of square roots in existed close-form methods. Simulations are included to study the algorithms' performance and compare with the existing technique.

9. Special function solutions of a spectral problem for a nonlinear quantum oscillator

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Schulze-Halberg, A; Morris, J R

2012-01-01

We construct exact solutions of a spectral problem involving the Schrödinger equation for a nonlinear, one-parameter oscillator potential. In contrast to a previous analysis of the problem (Carinena et al 2007 Ann. Phys. 322 434–59), where solutions were given through a Rodrigues-type formula, our approach leads to closed-form representations of the solutions in terms of special functions, not containing any derivative operators. We show normalizability and orthogonality of our solutions, as well as correct reduction of the problem to the harmonic oscillator model, if the parameter in the potential gets close to zero. (paper)

10. BER analysis of multi-hop heterodyne FSO systems with fixed gain relays over general Malaga turbulence channels

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2017-07-20

This work investigates the end-to-end performance of a free space optical amplify-and-forward (AF) fixed-gain relaying system using heterodyne detection over misaligned general Malaga turbulence channels. More specifically, we present exact closed-form expressions for average bit-error rate achievable spectral efficiency non-adaptive/adaptive modulation schemes by employing generalized power series identity of Meijer\\'s G-function. Moreover, asymptotic closed-form expressions are derived to validate our results at high signal-to-noise ratio. In addition, the analytical results have been presented with compare to range of numerical values.

11. A New Formula for the BER of Binary Modulations with Dual-Branch Selection over Generalized-K

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Ansari, Imran Shafique

2012-09-08

Error performance is one of the main performance measures and the derivation of its closed-form expression has proved to be quite involved for certain communication systems operating over composite fading channels. In this letter, a unified closed-form expression, applicable to different binary modulation schemes, for the bit error rate of dual-branch selection diversity based systems undergoing independent but not necessarily identically distributed generalized-K fading is derived in terms of the extended generalized bivariate Meijer G-function.

12. Performance evaluation of generalized M-modeled atmospheric optical communications links

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Lopez-Gonzalez, Francisco J.; Garrido-Balsellss, José María; Jurado-Navas, Antonio

2016-01-01

, the behavior of the atmospheric optical channel is treated as a superposition of a finite number of Generalized-K distributed sub-channels, controlled by a discrete Negative-Binomial distribution dependent on the turbulence parameters. Unlike other studies, here, the closed-form mathematical expressions...

13. The general packed column : an analytical solution

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Gielen, J.L.W.

2000-01-01

The transient behaviour of a packed column is considered. The column, uniformly packed on a macroscopic scale, is multi-structured on the microscopic level: the solid phase consists of particles, which may differ in incidence, shape or size, and other relevant physical properties. Transport in the

14. Unsteady Stokes equations: Some complete general solutions

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homogeneous unsteady Stokes equations are examined. A necessary and sufficient condition for a divergence-free vector to represent the velocity field of a possible unsteady Stokes flow in the absence of body forces is derived. Keywords. Complete ...

15. Generalized time-dependent Schrödinger equation in two dimensions under constraints

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Sandev, Trifce; Petreska, Irina; Lenzi, Ervin K.

2018-01-01

We investigate a generalized two-dimensional time-dependent Schrödinger equation on a comb with a memory kernel. A Dirac delta term is introduced in the Schrödinger equation so that the quantum motion along the x-direction is constrained at y = 0. The wave function is analyzed by using Green's function approach for several forms of the memory kernel, which are of particular interest. Closed form solutions for the cases of Dirac delta and power-law memory kernels in terms of Fox H-function, as well as for a distributed order memory kernel, are obtained. Further, a nonlocal term is also introduced and investigated analytically. It is shown that the solution for such a case can be represented in terms of infinite series in Fox H-functions. Green's functions for each of the considered cases are analyzed and plotted for the most representative ones. Anomalous diffusion signatures are evident from the presence of the power-law tails. The normalized Green's functions obtained in this work are of broader interest, as they are an important ingredient for further calculations and analyses of some interesting effects in the transport properties in low-dimensional heterogeneous media.

16. General Relativity

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Straumann, Norbert

2013-01-01

This book provides a completely revised and expanded version of the previous classic edition ‘General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics’. In Part I the foundations of general relativity are thoroughly developed, while Part II is devoted to tests of general relativity and many of its applications. Binary pulsars – our best laboratories for general relativity – are studied in considerable detail. An introduction to gravitational lensing theory is included as well, so as to make the current literature on the subject accessible to readers. Considerable attention is devoted to the study of compact objects, especially to black holes. This includes a detailed derivation of the Kerr solution, Israel’s proof of his uniqueness theorem, and a derivation of the basic laws of black hole physics. Part II ends with Witten’s proof of the positive energy theorem, which is presented in detail, together with the required tools on spin structures and spinor analysis. In Part III, all of the differential geomet...

17. An Analytical Solution for Signal Background and Signal to background Ratio for a Low Frequency Active Sonar in a Pekerisch Waveguide Satisfying Lambert's Rule

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Ainslie, M.A.; Harrison, C.H.; Zampolli, M.

2011-01-01

Previously published equations for the time dependence of the echo and reverberation in a Pekeris waveguide are combined with an expression derived for surface-generated noise. These closed form solutions are applied to the calculation of signal to reverberation ratio and signal to total background

18. Viscosity Solution

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2011-01-01

International audience; Viscosity solution is a notion of weak solution for a class of partial differential equations of Hamilton-Jacobi type. The range of applications of the notions of viscosity solution and Hamilton-Jacobi equations is enormous, including common class of partial differential equations such as evolutive problems and problems with boundary conditions, equations arising in optimal control theory, differential games, second-order equations arising in stochastic optimal control...

19. Solutions to horava gravity.

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Lü, H; Mei, Jianwei; Pope, C N

2009-08-28

Recently Horava proposed a nonrelativistic renormalizable theory of gravitation, which reduces to Einstein's general relativity at large distances, and that may provide a candidate for a UV completion of Einstein's theory. In this Letter, we derive the full set of equations of motion, and then we obtain spherically symmetric solutions and discuss their properties. We also obtain solutions for the Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker cosmological metric.

20. The solutions of Navier-Stokes equations in squeezing flow between parallel plates

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Petrov, A. G.; Kharlamova, Irina

2014-01-01

Roč. 48, November–December (2014), s. 40-48 ISSN 0997-7546 Grant - others:Russian Foundation for Basic Research(RU) 14-01- 00818; Russian Foundation for Basic Research(RU) 14-01-00892 Institutional support: RVO:67985874 Keywords : closed form solution * Navier-Stokes equations * squeezing flow between plates * counterflow Subject RIV: BK - Fluid Dynamics Impact factor: 1.656, year: 2014