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    • Vacuum energy for static, cylindrically symmetric systems 

      Trendafilova, Cynthia (2012-04-18)
      In my previous thesis for the Undergraduate Research Scholars program I have calculated, both in terms of the scalar field and in terms of the cylinder kernel, the components of the stress-energy tensor of a quantized ...
    • Vacuum Energy in Quantum Graphs 

      Wilson, Justin (2007-07-14)
      We calculate the vacuum energy in quantum graphs. Vacuum energy arose in quantum physics but has an independent mathematical interest as a functional carrying information about the eigenvalue spectrum of a system. A quantum ...
    • Velvet/fracture: David Lynch, Clayton Eshleman, and the construction of the American underworld 

      Parent, Mikel Forrest (Texas A&M University, 2013-02-22)
      The dominant American myth of selfhood is the "Protestant English pioneer," the conquering hero that pulled in the reigns on natives and wilderness. However, this heroic selfhood comes at an astonishing price. The ...
    • The Visual Impetus and the Writings of J.R.R. Tolkien 

      Garbacz, Robert Scott (2006-08-16)
      Visual illustrations were critical to Tolkien's creativity—they preceded his creation of lexical texts, helped to define the world in which he set most of his literature, and continued to hold a great significance in the ...
    • A visualization tool to study the motion of complex 3D objects in space 

      Sandhu, Bharatinder Singh (Texas A&M University, 2013-02-22)
      Visualization is the process of mapping numerical values onto perceptual dimensions. Visualization is a way to show results in a manner that is intuitive to humans. Pictures and animations presented properly can be easier ...
    • Wanderlust: rootlessness and restlessness in American culture, 1950-1970 

      Lepine, Amy (Texas A&M University, 2013-02-22)
      Historian Ray Billington, in arguing that the "migratory compulsion" in Americans is partly the result of the influence of the frontier on American history, claims: "If students of the American character can agree upon any ...
    • Water purification using TAM5 

      Philip, Elizabeth (Texas A&M University, 2013-02-22)
      Several novel crystalline silicotitantes were developed at Texas A&M University, one of which is the 1996 R&D 100 Award winning material, TAM5. Although presently the sole use of TAM5 is to clean radioactive wastes, TAM5 ...
    • Why Billy?: visions of America's outlaw kid, 1981-1998 

      Kimbrough, Thomas Matthew (Texas A&M University, 2013-02-22)
      Stephen Tatum's Inventing Billy the Kid: Visions of the Outlaw in America, 1881-1981 (1982) surveys the huge bibliography of materials relating to Billy the Kid in four phases of American history and relates them to their ...
    • Women in engineering at the undergraduate level 

      Lagoudas, Natasha Christina (2009-12)
      Only 18.1 percent of engineering bachelor degrees in the nation are awarded to women, which represents a two percent increase over the past two decades. The purpose of this research is to explore the experiences of men and ...
    • Women's reactions to dominant and Agreeable men: how are initial judgements of attraction affected by peer discussion 

      Dean, Cynthia Maria (Texas A&M University, 2013-02-22)
      This study examined the role of social influence in females' judgments of dominant and Agreeable males' dating desirability. Three hundred and sixty participants viewed one of four videotape segments that featured an ...
    • Written emotional expression and health: efficacy of treatment implementation via mail 

      Brown, Erin Leigh (Texas A&M University, 2013-02-22)
      Studies examining the impact of written emotional expression on health have demonstrated repeatedly that writing about emotional experiences produces positive health effects compared to writing about non-emotional topics. ...
    • Ya, Ya/Yes, Ye: A Play Concerning an Encounter Between Vietnamese Culture and Western Medicine 

      Nguyen, Kim T (Texas A&M University, 2013-02-22)
      Not until the 1980s did the mainstream medical community began to seriously study the field of intercultural health communications. Even today, few substantial works exist regarding this area, although interest and research ...