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    • On the fingers of one hand: Social science research and the antarctic 

      Cook, Barrie (University of Canterbury, 2004)
      Social science research on matters to do with the Antarctic is few and far between, particularly compared with the natural sciences. The research that has taken place is dominated by psychological studies into the effects ...
    • On the Geo-Indicativeness of Non-Georeferenced Text 

      Adams BT; Janowicz K (2012)
      Geographic location is a key component for information retrieval on the Web, recommendation systems in mobile computing and social networks, and place-based integration on the Linked Data cloud. Previous work has addressed ...
    • On the Infinity of Debt 

      Pellizzoni, Luigi (2017)
      A striking aspect of current debt is that it seems characterized by limitlessness in space and time. Benjamin’s account of capitalism as a permanent cult gives a clue to its peculiar infinity. Debt shows the traits ...
    • On the inter-dependence of tonal and vocalic production goals in Chinese 

      Shaw, J.; Wei-rong, C.; Proctor, M.I.; Derrick, D.; Dakhoul, E. (University of Canterbury. New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain & Behaviour, 2014)
      We studied tone-vowel coproduction using Electromagnetic Articulography (EMA). Fleshpoints on the tongue and jaw were tracked while native Chinese speakers (n = 6) produced three vowels, /a/, /i/, /u/, combined with ...
    • On the interpretation of ice-shelf flexure measurements 

      Rosier, Sebastian H R; Marsh, Oliver J; Rack, Wolfgang; Gundmundsson, G Hilmar; Wild, Christian T; Ryan, Michelle (2017)
      Tidal flexure in ice shelf grounding zones has been used extensively in the past to determine grounding line position and ice properties. Although the rheology of ice is viscoelastic at tidal loading frequencies, most ...
    • On the Invertibility of EGARCH 

      Martinet, G.G.; McAleer, M. (University of CanterburyUniversity of Canterbury. Department of Economics and Finance, 2014)
      Of the two most widely estimated univariate asymmetric conditional volatility models, the exponential GARCH (or EGARCH) specification can capture asymmetry, which refers to the different effects on conditional volatility ...
    • On the lagrangian perturbation theory of structure formation in general relativity 

      Li, Yong-Zhuang (University of Canterbury, 2018)
      In this thesis we focus on two different problems in the study of the formation and evolution of large scale structure using the Lagrangian perturbation approach. First, we study the effects of velocity dispersion in ...
    • "On the mat": an exploration of the impact of new entrant children's classroom and home experiences on their understandings of what counts as reading 

      Clarke, Michelle Violet (University of Canterbury. Educational Studies and Human Development, 2007)
      This study explores the ways that the classroom and home experiences of two New Entrant children contributed to their understandings of what counts as reading. Multiple method data collection included continuous recordings ...
    • On the metabolism of sulphur in excised roots 

      Reay, P. F. (University of Canterbury. Botany, 1967)
      The assimilation of several sulphur compounds in excised roots grown in culture was studied. To obtain sulphate deficient conditions a sulphate impurity was removed from the sugar component of the medium by ion exchange. ...
    • On the Mutual Information Distribution of OFDM-Based Spatial Multiplexing: Exact Variance and Outage Approximation 

      McKay, M.R.; Smith, P.J.; Suraweera, H.A.; Collings, I.B. (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering., 2008)
      This communication considers the distribution of the mutual information of frequency-selective spatially uncorrelated Rayleigh fading multiple-input–multiple-output (MIMO) channels. Results are presented for orthogonal ...
    • On the nature and application of educational theory: a study in social theory and epistemology 

      Lauder, Hugh (University of Canterbury. Education, 1982)
      This thesis is concerned with the nature and application of educational theory. In particular, it will examine the contribution social theories can make in guiding educational practices which are intended to achieve specific ...
    • On the non-existence of 5-(24,12,6) and 4-(23,11,6) designs 

      Breach, D. R. (University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics, 1977)
      It is shown that 5-(24,12,6) and 4-(23,11,6) designs cannot exist and that consequently a non-trivial 2-(2n+1,n,n-1) design can be extended to a 4-(2n+3,n+2,n-1) design if and only if n=4.
    • On the Number of Independent Channels in a Diversity System 

      Smith, P.J.; Dmochowski, P.; Chiani, M.; Giorgetti, A. (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics, 2010)
      In a receive diversity system the use of multiple antennas at one end of the link produces multiple channels. A useful, although ill-defined, metric for such a link is the number of independent channels provided. In ...
    • On the number of rational points on special families of curves over function fields 

      Ulmer D; Voloch JF (2016)
      We construct families of curves which provide counterexamples for a uniform boundedness question. These families generalize those studied previously by several authors. We show, in detail, what fails in the argument ...
    • On the numerical solution of a functional differential equation pertaining to a wave equation 

      Wall, David J. N. (University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics, 1990)
      The numerical solution of the invariant imbedding equation, describing time domain, one dimensional direct scattering from a slab in which the material properties are spatially varying, is considered. It is proven that ...
    • On the Origins of Modern Debt and Value: Revisiting Friedrich Nietzsche and William Petty 

      Goodchild, Philip (2017)
      The pursuit of self-interest can lead to market failure when there is a lack of trust. Where Hume and Nietzsche located the origin of trust in the capacity to make promises - debts conceived in terms of values – this ...
    • On the Origins of the Modern Concept of Syphilis: Eighteenth Century Debate, Ludwik Fleck, and the Enlightenment 

      Humphris, Teneille Patricia (University of Canterbury. School of Social and Political Sciences, 2013)
      The enlightenment period is often considered a dark age within the history of medicine. Contrary to this sentiment, I argue that the enlightenment spirit of inquiry regarding venereal disease was vibrant, dynamic, and ...
    • On the Practice of Lagging VariablesTo Avoid Simultaneity 

      Reed, W. Robert (University of Canterbury. Department of Economics and Finance, 2014)
      A common practice in applied economics research consists of replacing a suspected simultaneously-determined explanatory variable with its lagged value. This note demonstrates that this practice does not enable one to avoid ...
    • On the Probability of Adaptation Error in MIMO Systems 

      Kuo, P.H.; Smith, P.J. (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering., 2006)
      In this paper, we are interested in evaluating the probability of adaptation error (PAE) in MIMO systems using adaptive modulation or transmission rate. We attack the problem from two distinct perspectives. Firstly, for ...
    • On the problem of patient specific endogenous glucose production in neonates on stochastic targeted (STAR) glycaemic control 

      Dickson, J.L.; Hewett, J.N.; Gunn, C.A.; Lynn, A.; Shaw, G.M.; Chase, J.G.; Dickson, J.L. (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2013)
      Background: Stress and prematurity can both induce hyperglycaemia in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), which in turn is associated with worsened outcomes. Endogenous glucose production (EGP) is the formation of ...