Browsing Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Reports by Published Date "2009"

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Browsing Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Reports by Published Date "2009"

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  • Elder, Roderic L. (Kansas State University, 2009-04-22)
    In these times of high energy costs, dwindling supplies of fossil fuels, and talk of “global warming,” we must decide what we are going to do to with the abundance of wind energy available in Kansas. We can no longer ...
  • Westfall, David W. (Kansas State University, 2009-05-13)
    This study builds on a small but growing field of scholarship, arguing that certain nonnormative behavior is also non-negative, a concept referred to as positive deviance. This thesis examines positive behaviors, in the ...
  • Holste, Kelsey A. (Kansas State University, 2009-01-07)
    The objective of this thesis is to determine the factors that impact the location of organic food production and organic food consumption. The models used test to see if organic foods are consumed where they are produced, ...
  • Finnie, Sean McIlwain (Kansas State University, 2009-05-06)
    Starch granule surface components were studied as a function of puroindoline haplotype, starch isolation method, and processing fraction. Commonly grown cultivars and near-isogenic wheat lines that varied in their wheat ...
  • Heraud, Abby R. (Kansas State University, 2009-12-20)
    According to Feminist Theory, the social construction of gender is carried out through ritualistic or performative acts in everyday life. The idea of “doing” gender, or the “understanding of gender as a routine accomplishment ...
  • Beswick, Matthew (Kansas State University, 2009-03-24)
    Let G be a connected and simply connected semisimple algebraic group over an algebraically closed field of positive prime characteristic. Let L([lambda]) and [upside-down triangle]([lambda]) be the simple and induced finite ...
  • Godar, Amar S. (Kansas State University, 2009-08-18)
    Several weed species infest sunflower fields, but herbicidal options for broadleaf weed control are limited. In recent years, imazamox and tribenuron herbicides have been registered for POST use in imidazolinone-tolerant ...
  • Frihauf, John Carl (Kansas State University, 2009-07-22)
    Saflufenacil is an experimental herbicide for control of broadleaf weeds in various crops including several herbicide resistant weed biotypes. Wheat is highly tolerant to preplant and preemergence applications of saflufenacil, ...
  • Shastry, Arun P. (Kansas State University, 2009-08-13)
    Developing websites that provide the user with a rich experience has become one of the most important needs of the present day world wide web. This website has been implemented using Microsoft Silverlight 2.0 - one of the ...
  • Moore, Eric (Kansas State University, 2009-01-12)
    This thesis answers the questions: How should the terms interaction, individualization, and personalization be applied to Computer Aided Language Learning (CALL) software? What progress has been made in their implementation? ...
  • Alnaser, Ala' Jamil (Kansas State University, 2009-12-02)
    Let $p$ be an odd prime and $\gamma(k,p^n)$ be the smallest positive integer $s$ such that every integer is a sum of $s$ $k$-th powers $\pmod {p^n}$. We establish $\gamma(k,p^n) \le [k/2]+2$ and $\gamma(k,p^n) \ll \sqrt{k}$ ...
  • Morton, Christopher Thomas (Kansas State University, 2009-05-18)
    Over the past 90 years Amman’s population has increased approximately 400 times from 5,000 inhabitants to over two million (Al Rawashdeh and Bassam 2006). As Amman’s population grows, so does their demand for clean water. ...
  • Varikuti, Ashok Reddy (Kansas State University, 2009-07-15)
    Attack graphs present a visual representation of all the potential vulnerabilities and attack paths in a network. They act as a vital security tool in finding the critical attack paths in the enterprise wide networks. ...
  • Kummary, Samuel Benny (Kansas State University, 2009-12-20)
    Distributed applications that operate on networks of sensors to gather data are important in real world. TinyOS is an operating system designed to support wireless sensor networks. . It has interfaces and components, which ...
  • Harlow, Megan Jean (Kansas State University, 2009-06-24)
    This thesis examines the production of identity within post web 2.0 virtual communities. Second Life, the community which this study focuses on, is a growing home of educational institutions. To better understand the process ...
  • Wallace, Douglas Scott Larson (Kansas State University, 2009-12-18)
    This study examined three of the prominent theories of juvenile delinquency to determine principle juvenile firearm carrying behaviors. The theories investigated were Differential Association/Social Learning, Social ...
  • Zhang, Xiaohu (Kansas State University, 2009-05-14)
    Wireless Sensor Network industrial and civilian applications have been moved closer to us since they were originally developed for defense applications. They have been or will be widely used in industrial process monitoring ...
  • Onyango, Mbakisya A. (Kansas State University, 2009-05-04)
    Permanent deformation (rutting) is the most critical load-associated distress that develops on asphalt pavements significantly affecting their performance. Past research work focused on estimating permanent deformation of ...
  • Challa, Dinesh Kumar (Kansas State University, 2009-12-18)
    Vehicle Highway Automation has been studied for several years but a practical system has not been possible because of technology limitations. New advances in sensing and communication technology have now brought a realistic ...
  • Lee, Kuei-I (Kansas State University, 2009-02-11)
    Congregate meal programs under Older Americans Act Title IIIC provide hot meals for individuals 65 and older in a community setting during lunch time. The program focuses on preventing the problems associated with malnutrition ...

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