Fibronectin is a protein present in blood and the extracellular matrix which has important roles in cell adhesion and migration, wound healing and blood clotting. Three models of fibronectin adsorption, on various substrates ...
Multiobjective optimization focuses on the explicit trade-offs between competing criteria. A particular case is the study of combined optimal design and optimal control, or co-design, of smart artifacts where the artifact ...
Gao, Y; Zhang, G; Lu, J; Wee, H(Springer New York LLC, 2011-01)
With rapid technological innovation and strong competition in hi-tech industries such as computer and communication organizations, the upstream component price and the downstream product cost usually decline significantly ...
Elements of the Pell sequence satisfy a class of second order linear recurrence relations which interrelate a number of integer properties, such as elements of the rows of even and odd squares in the modular ring Z4. Integer ...
This paper uses a penalty guided strategy based on an artificial bee colony algorithm (PGBC) to solve the redundancy allocation problem (RAP) in reliability seriesparallel systems. The penalty strategy was designed to ...
Network reliability is very important for the decision support information. Monte Carlo Simulation (MCS) is one of the optimal algorithms to estimate the network reliability for different kinds of network configuration. ...
Appropriate technology plays an important part in third world development. The most appropriate technology may not be the simplest technology available, nor must it consist of simple mechanical devices. How can physics help?
Strudwick, M; Hinks, RC; Choy, S(British Medical Acupunture Society, 2007-01)
Point injection as a therapeutic technique is well documented, but its [hysiological effects have not been foprmally compared with traditional acupuncture. One aim of this study was to compare the effects of te two techniques ...
In this study, Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) has been used to model local scouring depth and pattern scouring around concave and convex arch shaped circular bed sills. The experimental part of this research ...
We study various axioms of discrete probabilistic choice, measuring how restrictive they are, both alone and in the presence of other axioms, given a specific class of prior distributions over a complete collection of ...
Business activities are a result of carefully formed associations between different users in order to achieve certain pre-decided outcomes. Decision-making in such associations is an important step and transactional risk ...
We conceptualize probabilistic choice as the result of the simultaneous pursuit of multiple goals in a vector optimization representation, which is reduced to a scalar optimization that implies goal balancing. The majority ...
This paper presents the probabilistic dynamic analysis of vehicle-bridge interaction systems. The bridge's and vehicle's parameters are considered as random variables as well as the road surface roughness is modeled as ...
We characterize a class of probabilistic choice models where the choice probabilities depend on two scales, one with a value for each available option and the other with a value for the set of available options. Then, we ...
The classical Lucas-Lehmer test gives necessary and sufficient conditions for the primality of 2 p -1, p an odd prime. Such primes are called Mersenne primes. Here, taking b = 2 and a = 3 to be integers, and p to be an odd ...
This model incorporates technical trading rules (TTRs) that extract information from the price, allowing the users to benefit from the information. Sustainable profits are possible as long as the price movements reflect ...
We analyze a class of quantum operations based on a geometrical representation of $d-$level quantum system (or qudit for short). A sufficient and necessary condition of complete positivity, expressed in terms of the quantum ...
We establish a theory of quantum-to-classical rate distortion coding. In this setting, a sender Alice has many copies of a quantum information source. Her goal is to transmit a classical description of the source, obtained ...