• 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 ...
  • A free boundary gas dynamic model as a two-body field theory problem 

    Heitzman, Michael Thomas (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Motivated by the two-body problem in the classical field theories of electrodynamics and gravitation, in which finite propagation speeds lead to radiation reaction and runaway solutions, we develop a free boundary problem ...
  • 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 ...