Parametric and Multiobjective Optimization with Applications in Finance
In this thesis parametric analysis for conic quadratic optimization problems
is studied. In parametric analysis, which is often referred to as parametric optimization
or parametric programming, a perturbation parameter is introduced
into the optimization problem, which means that the coefficients in the objective
function of the problem and in the right-hand-side of the constraints are
Treatment of Stormwater Pond Sediment by Thermal Plasma Systems
This thesis focuses on the thermal plasma treatment of non-point source
pollutants accumulating in stormwater ponds. Stormwater ponds are constructed
as a part of urban non-point source pollution control systems. Pollutants from
various sources are collected in the stormwater ponds as sediments. In this work,
stormwater sediments were first separated by a filter with an opening of 208μm...
Neighbors and Strangers: Hermann Cohen and Protestant Biblical Criticism
My thesis investigates and evaluates Hermann Cohen's interest in and
critiques of Protestant biblical criticism. In this thesis, I argue that Cohen's
interest in Protestant biblical criticism stems from his quest to rejuvenate Jewish
learning, foster relations between Jewish and Christian scholars and develop a
philosophically sophisticated method for the study of the Hebrew Bible. To a...
Mid-Proterozoic Evolution of the Grenville Belt: Evidence from Neodymium Isotopic Mapping, Bancroft, Ontario
Detailed Neodymium isotopic mapping was performed on grey
gneisses from the Algonquin Park area of Ontario, in the Central
Gneiss Belt of the southwestern Grenville Province. The Neodymium
model ages determined were based upon the Depleted Mantle Model of
DePaolo ( 1981c ) . The use of this model is supported by Lead-Lead
dating of zircons obtained from an orthogneissic sample.
Meshless Dynamic Relaxation Techniques for Simulation Atomic Structures of Materials
Traditionally, Molecular Dynamics combined with pair potential functions or the Embedded Atom Method (EAM) is applied to simulate the motion of atoms. When a defect is generated in the crystalline lattice, the equilibrium of atoms around it is destroyed. The atoms move to find a new place where the potential energy in the system is minimum, which could result in a change of the local atomic...
Optimization of the Prompt Gamma Site at the McMaster Nuclear Reactor for in Vivo Neutron Activation Analysis
This work was the first study at the beam port # 4 at the McMaster Nuclear
Reactor, involving prompt gamma in vivo neutron activation analysis. The project
consisted of experimental and computational parts. The computational part was done
using MCNP program, which simulates the neutron and photon transport in the medium.
The first thing assessed was the energy dependent neutron fluence ...
A Sigh of Mystery: Karl Barth's Theology of the Virgin Birth
In this study, I examine Karl Barth's doctrine of the virgin birth of Christ in relation to his discussions in the Church Dogmatics of Christology, pneumatology and interpretation of Scripture. I argue that the virgin birth of Jesus Christ is understood by Barth as a fitting sign to expresses the form of the dialectic of God's "No" to sin and "Yes" to humanity in his free act of revelation a...
Archean Crustal Evolution in the Barberton Mountain Land, South Africa: U-Pb and Nd Isotopic Constraints
New U-Pb ages from the Barberton Mountain Land document an 800 m.y. period of Archean magmatism (ca. 3540 Ma to ca. 2740 Ma) that can be divided into five distinct episodes. Magmatic activity during Episode I includes tonalite-trondhjemite gneisses such as the Steynsdorp pluton (3509 +8/-7 Ma) and a tectonically interleaved sliver (3538 +4/-2 Ma) located at the base of the Onverwacht Group....
Fluorescently Labeled Sodium Hyaluronate: Synthesis, Characterization and Solution Properties
Fluorescence spectroscopy has been proven to be a useful technique for the investigation of the structural, physical and solution properties of polymers. A polymer system containing a photo physical probe can be investigated using fluorescence quenching and polarization. We have randomly labeled sodium hyaluronate (HA) chains with fluorescent dyes such as 1-(1-pyrenyl)methyl amine and N-ε-d...
The Provocations of Nihilism: Practical Philosophy and Aesthetics in Jacobi, Kant, and Schelling
The purpose of the dissertation is to describe how Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi's diagnosis
of nihilism at the heart of the rationalist metaphysics of the Enlightenment provokes a
tum to practical philosophy and aesthetics as alternative areas of philosophical scrutiny. I
divide my analysis into two basic parts, treating practical philosophy and aesthetics
respectively. The first part argu...
A New Procedure for Specific Cutting Force Assessment in High-Speed End Milling
High-speed machining (HSM) concepts were developed in response to productivity,
quality and cost concerns. Significant advancements in controls and machining technologies
have recently come together to enable the wide spread use of HSM on the
plant floor. However, with the advancement of HSM technology, dynamic problems
associated with modern machine-tool structures have not been fully ...
Alkyne-Cobalt-Clusters: Syntheses, Structures and Rearrangements of Metal-Stabilized Propargyl Cations and Radicals
Cobalt-clusters are versatile reagents in organometallic chemistry. Their ability to protect an alkyne allows one to selectively manipulate a ligand without undergoing a competitive reaction from the alkyne. Cobalt-clusters geometrically modify linear alkynes to 136-145° degrees, thereby allowing for some non-traditional alkynyl chemistry to occur. In particular, the focus of this dissertat...
Fractures and Fracture Filling in the Guelph Formation, Steetley Quarry Flamborough, Ontario
The North Quarry (north of Ontario Highway 4) is located in Flamborough Ontario. In it, rocks of the Guelph formation are well exposed. The Guelph formation consists of dolomite and at the North Quarry has an average thickness of 30m. These rocks are cut by three predominant joint sets which have no indication of shear motion. The 030° set was formed as a result of compaction and loading; I...
Early Proterozoic Evolution of the Grenville Belt: Evidence from Neodymium Isotopic Mapping, North Bay Ontario
Detailed Nd isotopic mapping in the southwestern
Grenville Province between North Bay, Ontario, and
Temiscaming, Quebec has revealed the precise trend of the
proposed Penokean-aged suture discovered during reconnaissance
isotopic mapping by Dickin and McNutt (1989).
Lithotectonic domains proposed by Easton (1989} for the
greater North Bay area are cross-cut by the suture. As
The Synthesis of [16,17-^14C]Geranylgeranyl Pyrophosphate as a Probe for The Biosynthesis of Taxol
Taxol, a highly functionalized and complex diterpene belonging to the taxane
group, possesses strong antitumor activity against various cancers, especially in cases of
advanced ovarian and breast cancers. Because of the unique mechanism of action and the
unusual chemical structure, taxol may represent the prototype of a new class of
chemotherapeutic agents. The non-clinical work up to d...
The Evolution of the Grenville Province in the Mattawa Region of Ontario: Evidence from Neodymium and Constraints from Aeromagnetic Data
Approximately eighty new neodymium model ages were determined on grey
orthogneisses in the Mattawa region of Ontario and were used to develop a Grenvillian
tectonic model in the region. A residual-magnetic field map developed from
aeromagnetic data provides an additional constraint on the terranes mapped based on Nd-model
ages. The field area was divided into three sections: the norther...
A Hopeful Demise: A Biblical and Practical Theology of Exile for the Canadian Church Today
This dissertation is an attempt to apply the motif of exile to the church in Canada today
and employ biblical resources to guide the church in its engagement with Canadian culture. At
one time the church held a place at the centre of Canadian life and contributed to the formation of national culture. As the nation has evolved, the role of the church has shifted significantly. The advent o...
The Form and Extent of the Grenville Front Tectonic Zone in Proximity to Coniston, Ontario as Defined by Aeromagnetic and Paleomagnetic Studies of the Sudbury Olivine Diabase Dikes.
Geophysical studies of the northwest trending Sudbury olivine
diabase dikes, to the south of Coniston, Ontario establish a
deformation zone, within the Southern province up to 10 km from the
Grenville Front. Paleomagnetics reveal two directional groups
within the dikes; those with a NRM direction of 300°/32°
representing the primary magnetization of the dikes and those dikes
with a Gr...
Kinetics and Mechanisms of Carbonation Conversion of Aqueous Sodium Sulfide to Hydrogen Sulfide
The objectives of the present study were to investigate the reaction mechanisms and the effects of certain physical variables on the overall reaction rate of the conversion of aqueous Na2S to gaseous H2S by bubbling with CO2 gas, which is a simultaneous absorption-desorption
The dependence of reaction rate on the physical variables investigated were the volumetric flow ra...
The Effects of Doping on the Behavior of Sol-Gel Entrapped Proteins
Research in the field of sol-gel derived materials has evolved dramatically over the past forty years. The developments in the past decade, in the field of bioanalytical chemistry, have revolutionized this field. Early research, as well as that done by our group, has confirmed that the commonly used alkoxysilane precursors (tetraethylorthosilicate - TEOS or tetramethylorthosilicate - TMOS) ...
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