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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 ...
    • Vanadium Dioxide Nanocomposite Coatings as Fenestration Elements 

      Nieto, Kelly (2017-04-28)
      Smart windows have attracted interest as a method of reducing the energy consumption of buildings. These smart windows would be able to reflect and transmit infrared (IR) light in response to ambient temperature, while ...
    • Variance Reduction Techniques for Implicit Monte Carlo Simulations 

      Landman, Jacob Taylor (2013-09-19)
      The Implicit Monte Carlo (IMC) method is widely used for simulating thermal radiative transfer and solving the radiation transport equation. During an IMC run a grid network is constructed and particles are sourced into ...
    • 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 ...
    • Verifying the Patterns of the Antarctic Dipole Using Reanalysis Data 

      Walker, Amanda Mae (2014-09-15)
      The Antarctic Dipole (ADP) is a dipole-like pattern seen in various atmospheric and oceanic variables between the Atlantic and Pacific sectors of the Southern Ocean, respectively. It has been used to infer teleconnections ...
    • Verifying Transcription Factor Regulation of ADV-1 Protein Rhythms through Complementation 

      Westlake, Sarah A
      Roughly half of the eukaryotic genome is under the control of a circadian clock at the level of transcript abundance, with rhythmic transcripts peaking at all possible phases of the day. However, the mechanism for phase ...
    • Vertically Aligned Nanocomposites in Magnetic Thin Films 

      Abdel-Raziq, Haron (2013-02-11)
      With the advent of ferromagnetic materials for magnetic memory among other applications, increased attention has been given to understanding the properties of these ferromagnets. Here, a vertically aligned nanocomposite ...
    • Video Tracking Using Acoustic Triangulation 

      Ivanov, Alexander (2012-05-03)
      This study focuses on the detection and triangulation of sound sources. Specifically, we focus on the detection of sound in order to track a person’s position with a video camera. Acoustic tracking, an alternative to ...
    • VIDEO TRACKING USING ACOUSTIC TRIANGULATION 

      Raducanu, Alexandru (2012-05-03)
      This study focuses on the detection and triangulation of sound sources. Specifically, we focus on the detection of sound in order to track a person’s position with a video camera. Acoustic tracking, an alternative to ...
    • View, Analyze, Deconstruct: A Survey of Identity in the Works of Shahzia Sikander 

      Dawoodi, Saad K (2013-09-25)
      This research project will delve into a field of art history not well documented, contemporary Muslims artists. Specifically, this research project will examine the work of Shahzia Sikander, a Muslim artist native to ...
    • Virtual Memory Streaming and Sorting in MapReduce Applications 

      Yao, Yuan
      In the age of fast growing technology, massive storage, and cluster computing, efficient big-data processing algorithms are in high demand. MapReduce is one of the programming models that enables massive-scale cluster ...
    • Virtual Patching: Fighting Brute Force Attacks in a Software Defined Network 

      Nelson, Blake
      A new design for virtual patching applications is presented for software defined network environments. Based on OpenFlow implementation, a software defined network can be programmed to intelligently detect threats and ...
    • 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 ...
    • War is Kind: Idealization in Militarism 

      Ritchey, Payton Lauren (2013-11-06)
      The questions being considered throughout the length of this Thesis relate to masculinity in militarism and the effects of idealizing the two in relation to each other. The essential questions are: What causes militarism ...
    • Watching Embryonic Development in a New Light: Viscoelastic Imaging of Zebrafish Embryos 

      Hanson, Jessica Ann (2016-03-15)
      Biomechanics is a rapidly advancing field. Fundamental understanding of developing biological organisms on the microscopic level is one of the perspective directions of biomechanics research. Emerging technologies based ...
    • WATER COMMODIFICATION IN THE LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS 

      Hernandez, Manuel (2011-05-06)
      The lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas is one of the poorest regions with the largest population lacking suitable water supply in the entire United States. The region is characterized by low-income, rural and peri-urban ...
    • WATER COMMODIFICATION IN THE LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS 

      Garcia, Bianca 1989- (2011-05-06)
      The lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas is one of the poorest regions with the largest population lacking suitable water supply in the entire United States. The region is characterized by low-income, rural and peri-urban ...