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Design for Assembly (DFA) is a tool that has been in use for almost 40 years. While it has been a useful design tool, it is not explicitly linked to actual manufacturing line performance. The motivation for this research came from the desire... READ MORE
The theory of continued fractions has applications in cryptographic problems and in solution methods for Diophantine equations. We will first examine the basic properties of continued fractions such as convergents and approximations to real numbers. Then we will discuss a computationally efficient attack on the... READ MORE
Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma is a simple model for the interaction between two self-interested agents who can choose whether or not to cooperate with one another. Many real-world problems can be characterized in terms of the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma, from the militarization of rival nations to... READ MORE
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is a widely used polymer in the bottling, packaging, and clothing industry. In recent years an increasing global demand for PET has taken place due to the Solar Disinfection (SODIS) process. SODIS is a method of sterilizing fresh water into drinkable... READ MORE
In this paper, we will solve the Hamiltonian constraint describing a curved general relativistic spacetime to find initial data describing how a black hole exists in vacuum. This has been done before by other researchers [Ansorg, 2004], and we will be adapting our... READ MORE
Network analysts are bombarded with large amounts of low level data, posing great challenges for them to differentiate and recognize critical multistage attacks. Multistage attacks are performed by hackers to compromise one or more machines in a network to gradually gain access to critical... READ MORE
We investigate a delay differential equation system version of a model designed to describe finite time population collapse. The most commonly utilized population models are presented, including their strengths, weaknesses and limitations. We introduce the Basener-Ross model, and implement the Hopf bifurcation test to identify whether there... READ MORE
The purpose of this study was to reveal and assess improvements that can be made to the candidate selection process when developing a Corporate Packaging Group in the Medical Device Industry. READ MORE
Grape production is a significant industry in the U.S. and abroad, and is negatively impacted by diseases such as powdery mildew and downy mildew. Selecting vines that are disease resistant and have good fruit quality requires organized record-keeping and the ability to find useful... READ MORE
The technological advancements made in recent years regarding the transfer of personal data have brought along an imperative need for increased security and encryption capabilities. Information sent across these electronic platforms is most often intended to be delivered to and received by specific individuals.... READ MORE
Ionic Liquids have emerged as effective lubricants and additives to lubricants, in the last decade. Halogen-free ionic liquids have recently started to be considered as more environmentally stable than their halogenated counterparts, which tend to form highly toxic and corrosive acids when exposed to... READ MORE
When a solid surface is immersed in a solution, the surface can become charged in a variety of ways including crystal lattice defects, dissociation of atoms or molecules, ionization of surface groups, and adsorption of external ions or, in the case of an electrode,... READ MORE
Just under half of all sepsis cases are caused by Gram-negative bacterial infections. Sepsis occurs when an infection results in a systemic inflammatory response, which can lead to organ dysfunction and death. Studies have shown that some outer membrane proteins, lipoproteins, and lipopolysaccharides are released... READ MORE