• Approximate isometries and distortion energy functionals 

    Bihun, Oksana, 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    A fundamental problem in Riemannian Geometry and related areas is to determine whether two diffeomorphic compact Riemannian manifolds (M, [subscript g][subscript M]) and (N, [subscript g][subscript N]) are isometric; that ...
  • Asymptotic unconditionality in Banach spaces 

    Cowell, Simon, 1977- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    We show that a separable real Banach space embeds almost isometrically in a space [Upsilon] with a shrinking 1-unconditional basis if and only if lim [subscript n] [subscript arrow] [subscript infinity] [norms] [chi] [group ...
  • An experimental study of the game of Nim 

    Maslar, David (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    This study is an analysis of the game of Nim. The paper is divided into two parts. The first part is a theoretical examination of the game in which the game is solved and a method of identifying the winner is presented. ...
  • Oscillators: resonances and excitations 

    Felts, K. R., 1978- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    This thesis is a compilation of work done in the field of oscillators. One topic is an investigation into impact oscillators and their properties. The second topic is concerned with excitation of oscillators. The thesis ...
  • Uniqueness theorems for non-symmetric convex bodies 

    Shane, Christopher, 1978- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    The first uniqueness result involves fractional derivatives of parallel section functions. It is proven that if [negative]1 [lesser than] q [lesser than] n [negative]1 is not an integer, then the ...