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A general algorithm for rational interpolation
(University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics, 1984)A recursive algorithm for the construction of the generalized form of the interpolating rational function is derived. This generalization of the NevilleAitken algorithm constructs a table of all possible rational ... 
The general mechanism of evaporation and production of saturated brine by natural evaporation of sea water in large ponds
(University of Canterbury. Chemical Engineering, 1954)The principle of manufacturing salt from the sea is discussed. An examination of the literature indicates that the only relevant investigation which has been carried out is on the rate of evaporation from large bodies of ... 
A General Model of Adaptive Tutorial Dialogues for Intelligent Tutoring Systems
(University of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering, 2013)Adaptive tutorial dialogues have been successfully employed by ITSs to facilitate deep learning of conceptual domain knowledge. But none of the approaches used for generating dialogues have been used across instructional ... 
General time reversible distances with unequal rates across sites
(University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics, 1996)A series of new results, with proofs, useful to the study of DNA sequences using Markov models of substitution are presented. General timereversible distances can be extended to accommodate any fixed distribution of ... 
A GeneralPurpose GPU Reservoir Computer
(University of Canterbury. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2013)The reservoir computer comprises a reservoir of possibly nonlinear, possibly chaotic dynamics. By perturbing and taking outputs from this reservoir, its dynamics may be harnessed to compute complex problems at “the edge ... 
Generalisability of a virtual trials method for glycaemic control in intensive care
(2017)Elevated blood glucose (BG) concentrations (Hyperglycaemia) are a common complication in critically ill patients. Insulin therapy is commonly used to treat hyperglycaemia, but metabolic variability often results in poor ... 
Generalised discriminants
(University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics, 1995)In this paper, we establish the generalised discriminant theorem governing uniqueness of symmetric polynomials in n variables of least total degree dn,k which vanish when any k + 1 of the variables are equal. 
Generalised linear diversity receivers for wireless TDMA systems
(University of Canterbury. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 1997)The continual demand for increased mobile radio capacity prompts continued development of new technology to increase system performance. This thesis presents an investigation of the performance of a generalised linear ... 
Generalised linear mixed models and its application in R
(University of Canterbury, 2009)Through the benefits of mixed modeling over the usual fixed effects modeling, certain data sets can be better understood. Repeated measures data is especially well suited to mixed models. The repeated measures can be ... 
A generalized conditional intensity measure approach and holistic ground motion selection
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2010)The rigorous selection of ground motions is an important consideration in a seismic risk assessment as it provides the link between seismic hazard (seismology) and seismic response (earthquake engineering). Despite the ... 
A generalized conditional intensity measure approach and holistic ground motion selection
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2010)A generalised conditional intensity measure (GCIM) approach is proposed for use in the holistic selection of ground motions for any form of seismic response analysis. The essence of the method is the construction of the ... 
Generalized Quadrangles and Projective Axes of Symmetry
(University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics, 2010)We investigate generalized quadrangles Γ that admit at least two projective axes of symmetry. We show that if there are three such axes incident with a common point x, then x is a translation point of Γ. In case that Γ is ... 
A Generalized Simulation Framework for Tethered Remotely Operated Vehicles in Realistic Underwater Environments
(MDPI AG, 2018)This paper presents a framework for simulating visually realistic motion of underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) in highly complex models of aquatic environments. The models include a wide range of objects such as ... 
Generalized ΔY Exchange and kRegular Matroids
(University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics., 2000)This paper introduces a generalization of the matroid operation of Δ − Y exchange. This new operation, segmentcosegment exchange, replaces a coindependent set of k collinear points in a matroid by an independent set of ... 
Generating an efficient remote collaboration environment using shared gaze.
(University of Canterbury, 2016)Visual sharing over long distance has become an everyday medium with the current advancements in technology. A person can simply wear a headmounted display (HMD) such as the Google Glass and enable another person to view ... 
Generating FDS Fire Simulation Input using IFCbased Building Information Model
(University of Canterbury, 2007)The adoption of a performancebased design approach in the regulatory framework and the accessibility of advanced computing technology have provided an incentive for fire engineers to use more sophisticated and computational ... 
Generating Fire Dynamics Simulator geometrical input using an IFCbased building information model
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering., 2007)Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) is an advanced simulation tool used by fire engineers. The work described in this paper enables geometrical information to be transferred to the simulation tool using the IFC building information ... 
Generating high voltages with a plasma coil transformer
(University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2009)A novel prototype plasma coil based drytype transformer has been built and used to create 75kV peak impulse voltages from a 40kVd.c. capacitor bank. This device uses an aircored coil of exploding wire to produce a high ... 
Generating Strings at Random from a Context Free Grammar
(University of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering, 1997)Given a context free grammar (CFG) G and an integer n >= 0 we present an algorithm for generating strings derivable from the grammar of length n such that all strings of length n are equally likely. The algorithm requires ...