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    • Naïve infinitesimal analysis. 

      Nugraha, Anggha (University of Canterbury, 2018)
      This research has been done with the aim of building a new understanding of the nonstandard mathematical analysis. In order to achieve this goal, we first explore the two existing models of numbers: reals (R) and ...
    • Nanofabrication and its effect on electrical and optical properties of gallium nitride 

      Rong, Bifeng (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 2001)
      GaN and related materials keep drawing attention because of their successful application in light emitter diodes (LEDs) and laser diodes (LDs) and their high potential application in high power and high temperature electric ...
    • NATEP : an interactive computer aid to teaching numerical analysis 

      Morarji, Hashmukh Lal (University of Canterbury. Computer Science, 1978)
      NATEP is an interactive computer system with a graphical display. It uses a simple dialogue written in 'STAF' Author Language for the user-system communication. A wide selection of numerical algorithms have been implemented ...
    • Nation Energy System Patterns and Forecasting 

      Hung, Ching-Yi Emily (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2009)
      This thesis investigates the patterns of each type of energy consumption for fourteen countries, to study the link between energy consumption, economics and population. It was found that for all the countries studied, there ...
    • Native forest monitoring : tracking changes in native forest remnants. 

      Arnold, T. A. H. (University of Canterbury, 2016)
      Native forest monitoring is undertaken by forest companies as a requirement for certification of their forests by groups such as the FSC. It is important for companies to be able to track changes that are occurring to ...
    • Natural hand interaction for augmented reality. 

      Piumsomboon, Thammathip (University of Canterbury. Department of Computer Science, 2015)
      Despite the increasing prevalence of Augmented Reality (AR) interfaces, there is still a lack of interaction techniques that allow full utilization of the medium. Natural hand interaction has the potential to offer these ...
    • Navigation in GNSS denied environments using software defined radios and LTE signals of opportunities. 

      Ikhtiari, Nazir (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      The aim of this project is to implement a positioning system based on existing technolo- gies as a backup for GNSS to be used in an Unpiloted Aerial Vehicle (UAV) designed for carrying passengers where a backup is a ...
    • Near field mixing of negatively buoyant jets 

      Oliver, Cameron (University of Canterbury. Civil & Natural Resources, 2012)
      Negatively buoyant jets are turbulent flows that are frequently employed by the desalination industry to disperse reject brines into oceanic environments. Although such brines are characterised by elevated concentrations ...
    • Near-Fault Forward-Directivity Aspects of Strong Ground Motions in the 2010-11 Canterbury Earthquakes 

      Joshi, Varun Anil (University of Canterbury. Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2013)
      The purpose of this thesis is to conduct a detailed examination of the forward-directivity characteristics of near-fault ground motions produced in the 2010-11 Canterbury earthquakes, including evaluating the efficacy of ...
    • Nearest neighbour imputation and variance estimation methods. 

      Mittinty, Murthy N. (University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics, 2004)
      In large-scale surveys, non-response is a common phenomenon. This non-response can be of two types; unit and item non-response. In this thesis we deal with item non-response as other responses from the survey unit can be ...
    • Necessary conditions for singular extremals in the calculus of variations 

      Goh, Bean San (University of Canterbury. Mathematics, 1966)
      The original objective of this research was to derive necessary conditions which would enable us to determine the nature of the intermediate - thrust arcs of optimal rocket trajectories, which Lawden had obtained in closed ...
    • Neighbourhoods of Phylogenetic Trees: Exact and Asymptotic Counts 

      de Jong, Jamie Victoria (University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics, 2015)
      A central theme in phylogenetics is the reconstruction and analysis of evolutionary trees from a given set of data. To determine the optimal search methods for the reconstruction of trees, it is crucial to understand the ...
    • Neotectonics, Seismic and Tsunami Hazards, Viti Levu, Fiji. 

      Rahiman, Tariq Iqbal Hamid (University of Canterbury. Geological Sciences, 2006)
      Viti Levu, the main island of Fiji, is located in a seismically active area within the Fiji Platform - a remnant island arc that lies in a diffuse plate boundary zone between the Pacific and Australian tectonic plates in ...
    • Network Communication Protocols for High School Students 

      Jarman, Samuel (University of Canterbury, 2014)
      Computer Science was introduced to New Zealand schools as an NCEA topic for the first time in 2011. Development of resources for both teachers and students has been crucial in the topic’s success. The Computer Science ...
    • A neurochemical model of the brain 

      Dowd, R. B. (University of Canterbury. Electrical Engineering, 1977)
      The digital simulation of a network called mew-Brain is described. The network is a neurochemical version of the existing learning system PURR-PUSS. The organization of computer data for mew-Brain is considered. ...
    • New Algorithm and Data Structures for the All Pairs Shortest Path Problem 

      Hashim, Mashitoh (University of Canterbury. Computer Science, 2013)
      In 1985, Moffat-Takaoka (MT) algorithm was developed to solve the all pairs shortest path (APSP) problem. This algorithm manages to get time complexity of O(n² log n) expected time when the end-point independent model of ...
    • A new approach to adaptive monitoring 

      Jaksons, Peter (University of Canterbury, 2014)
      Invasive species are an increasing problem, costing several billion dollars to the global economy. Monitoring methods are needed to provide scientists the necessary information to control populations of invasive species. ...
    • New approaches to wood quality assessment 

      Sharma, Monika (University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2013)
      This study approaches wood quality in young trees by very early screening – and consequent selection for propagation – on the basis of physical and mechanical properties. In chapter 1 corewood properties are reviewed and ...
    • New Automated Industrial Technologies for Improving Chemical Penetration of Bovine Pieces in the Raw Material Processing and Conditioning Areas of Gelatine Manufacture 

      Wittich, William John (University of Canterbury. Chemical and Process Engineering, 2005)
      The production of gelatine at Gelita N.Z. Ltd. is a time consuming process. The time limiting step in the process is the pre-treatment of the collagen tissue of the raw material in a lime/sodium sulfide solution. The liming ...
    • A new data structure for the multi-user text editors 

      Rajabian, Mostafa (University of Canterbury. Computer Science, 1983)
      This thesis describes the design and implementation of a new and efficient data structure used for the workfiles of multiuser line-oriented text editors. One of the design objectives is the ability to use the editor (i.e. ...