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Partition functions and chiral algebras.
(American Mathematical Society, 200705)We discuss recent work of the authors concerning correlation functions and partition functions for free bosons/fermions and the bc or ghost system. We compare and contrast the nature of the 1point functions at genus 1, ... 
Phase behaviour of selfassembled monolayers controlled by tuning physisorbed and chemisorbed states: A latticemodel view
(American Institute of Physics, 20160407)The selfassembly of molecules on surfaces into 2D structures is important for the bottomup fabrication of functional nanomaterials, and the selfassembledstructure depends on the interplay between moleculemolecule ... 
Piezoacoustic wave spectra using improved surface impedance matrix: Application to high impedancecontrast layered plates
(2008)Starting from the general modal solutions for a homogeneous layer of arbitrary material and crystalline symmetry, a matrix formalism is developed to establish the semianalytical expressions of the surface impedance matrices ... 
Piezoelectric Love waves on rotated Ycut mm2 substrates
(IEEE, 200611)Consider a layer consisting of a m3m dielectric crystal, with faces cut parallel to a symmetry plane. Then bond it onto a semiinfinite mm2 piezoelectric substrate. For an X or Ycut of the substrate, a Love wave can ... 
A pointdistribution index and its application to sensorgrouping in wireless sensor networks
(ACM, 2006)We propose [i], a novel index for evaluation of pointdistribution. [i] is the minimum distance etween each pair of points normalized by the average distance between each pair of points. We find that a set of points that ... 
Predictive random graph ranking on the web
(2006)The incomplete information about the Web structure causes inaccurate results of various ranking algorithms. In this paper, we propose a solution to this problem by formulating a new framework called, Predictive Random Graph ... 
Predictive ranking: a novel page ranking approach by estimating the web structure
(2005)PageRank (PR) is one of the most popular ways to rank web pages. However, as the Web continues to grow in volume, it is becoming more and more difficult to crawl all the available pages. As a result, the page ranks computed ... 
Program quality with pair programming in CS1
(2005)In several regression applications, a different structural relationship might be anticipated for the higher or lower responses than the average responses. In such cases, quantile regression analysis can uncover important ... 
Proper formulation of viscous dissipation for nonlinear waves in solids
(Acoustical Society of America, 201303)To model nonlinear viscous dissipative motions in solids, acoustical physicists usually add terms the material time derivative of the Lagrangian strain tensor E, to the elastic stress tensor; derived from the expansion to ... 
Quantifying the Price of Uncertainty in Bayesian Models
(2013)During the exploratory phase of a typical statistical analysis it is natural to look at the data in order to narrow down the scope of the subsequent steps, mainly by selecting a set of families of candidate models ... 
A quiver presentation for Solomon's descent algebra
(Elsvier, 2009)The descent algebra S(W) is a subalgebra of the group algebra of a finite Coxeter group W, which supports a homomorphism with nilpotent kernel and commutative image in the character ring of W. Thus S(W) is a basic algebra, ... 
Rational Generalised Moonshine from Abelian Orbifoldings of the Moonshine Module
(2001)We consider orbifoldings of the Moonshine Module with respect to the abelian group generated by a pair of commuting Monster group elements with one of prime order $p=2,3,5,7$ and the other of order $pk$ for $k=1$ or $k$ ... 
Rayleigh waves and surface stability for Bell materials in compression; comparison with rubber
(Oxford University Press, 2003)The stability of a Bellconstrained halfspace in compression is studied. To this end, the propagation of Rayleigh waves on the surface of the material when it is maintained in a static state of triaxial prestrain is ... 
Rayleigh waves in anisotropic crystals rotating about the normal to a symmetry plane
(American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2004)The propagation of surface acoustic waves in a rotating anisotropic crystal is studied. The crystal is monoclinic and cut along a plane containing the normal to the symmetry plane; this normal is also the axis of rotation. ... 
Rayleigh waves in symmetry planes of crystals : explicit secular equations and some explicit wave speeds
(Elsevier, 2003)Rayleigh waves are considered for crystals possessing at least one plane of symmetry. The secular equation is established explicitly for surface waves propagating in any direction of the plane of symmetry, using two different ... 
Realizing a fusion system by a single finite group
(2010)We show that every saturated fusion system can be realized as a full subcategory of the fusion system of a finite group. The result suggests the definition of an 'exoticity index' and raises some other questions which we discuss. 
A refinement of a conjecture of Quillen
(Elsevier ScienceDirect, 201509)We present some new results on the cohomology of a large scope of SL2 groups in degrees above the virtual cohomological dimension, yielding some partial positive results for the Quillen conjecture in rank one. We combine ... 
Robust solution of singularly perturbed problems using multigrid methods: analysis and results in one and two dimensions
(2012)We consider the problem of solving linear systems of equations that arise in the numerical solution of singularly perturbed ordinary and partial differential equations of reactiondiffusion type. Standard discretization ... 
Scalar evolution equations for shear waves in incompressible solids: a simple derivation of the Z, ZK, KZK and KP equations
(The Royal Society, 20110708)We study the propagation of twodimensional finiteamplitude shear waves in a nonlinear prestrained incompressible solid, and derive several asymptotic amplitude equations in a simple, consistent and rigorous manner. The ...