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Curves that change genus can have arbitrarily many rational points
(1995)A singular curve over a nonperfect field K may not have a smooth model over K. Those are said to "change genus". If K is a global field of positive characteristic and C/K a curve that change genus, then C(K) is known ... 
The SatoTate Distribution in Thin Parametric Families of Elliptic Curves
(2015)We obtain new results concerning the SatoTate conjecture on the distribution of Frobenius traces over single and double parametric families of elliptic curves. We consider these curves for values of parameters having ... 
Visible Points on Curves over Finite Fields
(2013)For a prime 𝑝 and an absolutely irreducible modulo 𝑝 polynomial 𝑓(U,V) ∈ ℤ[U,V] we obtain an asymptotic formulas for the number of solutions to the congruence 𝑓(𝑥,𝑦) ≡ a (mod 𝑝) in positive integers 𝑥 ⩽ X, 𝑦 ... 
On the number of rational points on special families of curves over function fields
(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 ... 
Torsion points on y²=x⁶+1
(1997)Let C be the curve y²=x⁶+1 of genus 2 over a field of characteristic zero. Consider C embedded in its Jacobian J by sending one of the points at infinity on C to the origin of J. In this brief note we show that the ... 
Precision Forestry Research Project – Final Report
(University of Canterbury, 2016) 
Page turning : score automation for musicians
(University of Canterbury, 1999)This report examines various aspects of the use of computers for the purpose of displaying sheet music for musicians. The main focus is on the layout of the displayed music and methods that can be used to simulate ... 
Bounds on causal parameters of prospective ground motions and their effect on characteristics of selected ground motions
(Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury, 2015)In this study, the effect of considering bounds on causal parameters of prospective ground motions (e.g., magnitude, sourcetosite distance, and site condition) for the purpose of groundmotion selection is investigated. ... 
Infinite antichains of matroids with characteristic set {p}
(University of Canterbury, 1999)For each prime p, we construct an infinite antichain of matroids in which each matroid has characteristic set {p}. For p=2, each of the matroids in our antichain is an excluded minor for the class of matroids representable ... 
The use of alignment in ancient near Eastern mathematics
(University of Canterbury, 2012)Cuneiform texts from the ancient near east include the oldest written mathematics in the world. These texts did not use symbolism to communicate mathematical operations, unlike modern mathematics. The hypothesis of this ... 
A data abstraction model
(University of Canterbury, 1978)An abstract model, called the data abstraction model, is proposed, and the basic DATAM constructs and representations are presented. The use of DATAM in the modelling and representation of the enterprise view of data is ... 
A digital logic simulator for the Apple Macintosh
(University of Canterbury, 1985)The aim of this project was to design a digital logic simulator to run on the Apple Macintosh. It was envisaged that users would be able to design a network of gates, flipflops and signal sources interactively, then ... 
Tellabs network monitor : project report
(University of Canterbury, 1991)The Mount Cook Group Ltd operate a nationwide commercial and tour group computer network. The network consists of two central computers, the NCR 9400 and 9500 series mini computers together supporting about 150 terminals. ... 
Tellabs network monitor : source code listing
(University of Canterbury, 1991)To install the Tellabs Network Monitor simply run the INST ALL.BAT batch file. This reads (by default) from the original source disk in drive B: and writes to the destination hard drive on drive C:. If any changes ... 
Ashmon : a monitoring package for prime 50 series machines
(University of Canterbury, 1984)A major objective for all interactive systems is to provide adequate response time performance for terminal users. The best way to find the causes of inadequate response is to examine the behaviour of the components of ... 
Load balancing by tailoring programs for migration
(University of Canterbury, 1994)A number of approaches have been taken to the problem of load balancing, most of these centred around the concepts of placement and migration of arbitrary (hopefully computeintensive) processes. These techniques can be ... 
An assessment of POSTGRES as a tool for representing Geographical Information Systems
(University of Canterbury, 1994)Geographical databases, such as ARCINFO, have traditionally been stored in a hybrid database management system, with spatial data stored in one form, and the entityrelationship data stored in another form. There have ... 
RealTime Quantitative Analysis and Surface Registration of Medical Scan Data
(University of Canterbury, 1993)Several medical scanning techniques provide data about a volume that is being scanned in a series of slices. The term volume refers to some object of interest being scanned, usually a closed threedimensional object. ... 
SimEther: a package for qualitative ethernet simulation
(University of Canterbury, 1993)SimEther is a low level graphical Ethernet simulator. Its main purpose is to aid the lecturer or teacher in demonstrating the Ethernet protocol, and how the associated network, including cable, and Ethernet devices work. ... 
Assisting World Wide Web Navigation
(University of Canterbury, 1996)The rapid growth of the World Wide Web to the large collection of loosely connected pages of information it is today has accentuated the problem of getting "lost in hyperspace." Popular browsers do not provide the support ...