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On our side: A grounded theory of manager support in a prison setting
(University of Canterbury. Psychology, 2010)This project explores the challenges of managing in times of organisational stress. The New Zealand department of corrections is facing multiple pressures which are only set to increase including: financial strictures as ... 
On psychological similarity and psychological distance
(University of Canterbury. Psychology, 1975)A distinction is commonly drawn between “Content” and “Distance” models of similarity. The set theoretic interpretation of Content models is developed using Restle’s (1959, 1961) structures. It is found that for spaces ... 
On Real Time Digital Phase Locked Loop Implementation with Application to Timing Recovery
(University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2006)In digital communication systems symbol timing recovery is of fundamental importance. The accuracy in estimation of symbol timing has a direct effect on received data error rates. The primary objective of this thesis is ... 
On Reductive Subgroups of Algebraic Groups and a Question of Külshammer
(University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics, 2013)This Thesis is motivated by two problems, each concerning representations (homomorphisms) of groups into a connected reductive algebraic group G over an algebraically closed field k. The first problem is due to B. ... 
On Relaying for Wireless Industrial Communications: Is Careful Placement of Relayers Strictly Necessary?
(University of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering, 2012)Relaying is a very promising technique to improve the reliability of data transmission in wireless (industrial) networks. With relaying, relay nodes support source nodes in carrying out retransmissions. A common assumption ... 
On some differential equations arising in a time domain inverse scattering problem for a dissipative wave equation
(University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, 1990)The problem of identification of one spatially varying material property, defined within a slab, from boundary measurements is examined. This inverse problem is described by a functional differential equation. Uniqueness ... 
On some inverse problems for a nonlinear transport equation
(University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics, 1996)Inverse problems for nonlinear transport or oneway wave equation are considered. Analytic solutions to the inverse problems are given and it is shown, for some signalling problems, that the inverse problem of determination ... 
On some matrix trace inequalities
(University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics, 1998)A number of authors have recently considered matrix trace inequalities of CauchySchwartz type. We extend some of these results and look at some other classical inequalities which can be reformulated as more general trace ... 
On Synchronisation Issues in Wireless Mobile Digital Communications
(University of Canterbury. School of Engineering, 2002)Symbol timing recovery is an important function of any digital receiver. In the wireless mobile data field the task of establishing accurate symbol timing at the receiver is complicated by the time varying channel. This ... 
On the aliasing of the solar cycle in the lower stratospheric tropical temperature
(2017)©2017. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved. The doublepeaked response of the tropical stratospheric temperature profile to the 11 year solar cycle (SC) has been well documented. However, there are concerns ... 
On the Authenticity of Deextinct Organisms, and the Genesis Argument
(2017)Are the methods of synthetic biology capable of recreating authentic living members of an extinct species? An analogy with the restoration of destroyed natural landscapes suggests not. The restored version of a natural ... 
On the calculation of minimum variance estimators for unobservable dependent variables
(University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics, 1993)The determination of minimum variance estimators in an unusual context is considered. The problem arises from an attempt to perform a regression with an unobservable dependent variable. The required minimum variance ... 
On the classification of toroidal circle planes.
(University of Canterbury, 2017)We consider the problem of classifying toroidal circle planes with respect to the dimension of their automorphism groups. With tools from topology, we prove that these groups are Lie groups of dimension at most 6. From ... 
On the Computational Complexity of the Rooted Subtree Prune and Regraft Distance
(University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics., 2004)The graphtheoretic operation of rooted subtree prune and regraft is increasingly being used as a tool for understanding and modelling reticu lation events in evolutionary biology. In this paper, we show that computing the ... 
On the Condition Number Distribution of Complex Wishart Matrices
(University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics, 2010)This paper investigates the distribution of the condition number of complex Wishart matrices. Two closely related measures are considered: the standard condition number (SCN) and the Demmel condition number (DCN), both ... 
On the continuity of the geometric operations in Minkowski planes with parallel classes S2
(University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics, 1993)In a Minkowski plane M with parallel classes S ² conditions are investigated that simplify the verification of the continuity of the geometric operations in order to show that M is a topological Minkowski plane. The point ... 
On the creation of standards for interaction between robots and virtual worlds
(Virtual Worlds Institute, Inc., 2009)Research on virtual worlds and environments has increased tremendously in the last decade, giving birth to a variety of applications spanning over several areas such as virtual reality, humancomputer interaction, psychology ... 
On the design of fast handovers in mobile WiMAX networks
(University of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering, 2012)This Thesis is an embodiment of some research work carried out towards achieving faster and more reliable handover techniques in a Mobile WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) network. Handover, also ... 
On the design of timber bolted connections subjected to fire
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2008)Current research at the University of Canterbury is investigating the application of Johansen’s yield equations to the prediction of the failure strength of bolted connections in fire conditions. A series of single bolted ... 
On the Development of NonClassical Mathematics
(University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics, 2013)It is well known that classical theorems, when viewed from a constructive perspective, come apart at the seams. Typically there are crucial assumptions, implicitly made within the classical framework (a result of the ...