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Theses and Dissertations Spring 2009 to present

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This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta submitted since Spring 2009. Documents are added to this collection through the review process required for convocation for current students.

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  1. Perfectionism and Reactions to Mistakes in Competitive Curling

    by Lizmore, Michael R.

    This study assessed the degree to which athletes (199 male, 144 female, M age = 30.78 years, SD = 7.93) with different profiles...

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  2. Perfluorinated Acids in Human Serum as Determinants of Maternal Hypothyroxinemia

    by Chan, Emily

    Perfluorinated acids (PFAs) are widespread global and human blood organohalogen contaminants. These monomer decomposition...

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  3. Performance Analysis and Array Design for Size Constrained Multiple Antenna Reception

    by Dehghani Rahimzadeh, Payam

    Future generations of wireless cellular networks will vastly benefit from the various advantages of multiple antenna techniques....

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  4. Performance Analysis of Real-time Heuristic Search Through Search Space Characterization

    by Huntley, Daniel A

    Recent real-time heuristic search algorithms have demonstrated outstanding performance in video game pathfinding. However,...

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  5. The performance and magnetic shielding of a 6 MV in-line linac in a parallel linac-MR configuration

    by Santos, Dan Michael Uson

    To achieve real-time image-guided radiation therapy, the integration of a linear accelerator (linac) with a magnetic resonance...

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  6. Performance Assessment and Systematic Design of Industrial Alarm Systems

    by Adnan, Naseeb A

    In process plants, alarms are configured to notify operators of any abnormalities or faults. However, in practice a majority...

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  7. Performance evaluation and protocol design of fixed-rate and rateless coded relaying networks

    by Nikjah, Reza

    The importance of cooperative relaying communication in substituting for, or complementing, multiantenna systems is described,...

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  8. Performance Evaluation of Flexible Pavements in Alberta Using Falling Weight Deflectometer Data

    by Norouzi, Meisam

    The highway network of Alberta is the major component of its infrastructure system which is difficult to be maintained. ...

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    by Chouinard, Rhys Timon

    The Dark matter Experiment with Argon and Pulse shape discrimination (DEAP-3600) aims to detect the interactions of Weakly...

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  10. Performance evaluation, optimal power allocation, and physical layer designs for wireless relaying systems

    by Farhadi, Golnaz

    Cooperative communication is a promising way to improve wireless network performance by exploiting spatial diversity in fading...

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  11. Performance evaluation, wake study, and flow visualization of air and large diameter water droplets around the blade of a micro horizontal axis wind turbine

    by Comyn, Graeme Ian

    This thesis presents a performance evaluation of a micro horizontal axis wind turbine, investigates the use of particle image...

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  12. Performance Monitoring of Iterative Learning Control and Development of Generalized Predictive Control for Batch Processes

    by Farasat, Ehsan

    Unlike continuous processes, a batch process has a certain period of operation time, and there are a number of batches in...

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  13. Performance of a cadmium tungstate MVCT scanner

    by Kirvan, Paul Francis

    Megavoltage computed tomography (MVCT) and megavoltage cone beam computed tomography can be used for visualizing anatomical...

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  14. Performance of dual hop relay systems with imperfect CSI

    by Soysa, Madushanka Dinesh

    Wireless relays offer benefits such as coverage extension and improving robustness. Selection of relays may provide further...

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  15. Performance of Hybrid Fiber-reinforced Polymer Nanocomposite pipes

    by Bashar, Mohammad T

    Due to their attractive properties, pipes and vessels made from fiber-reinforced polymer composites are increasingly being...

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  16. The Performance of Identity in Wajdi Mouawad's "Incendies"

    by Renault, Nicole

    This thesis is an analysis of Wajdi Mouawad’s Incendies, the second play in his tetralogy Le Sang des promesses. It is the...

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  17. Performing and Experiencing Competing Categories: A Study of Medical Acupuncture

    by Crumley, Ellen T.

    This qualitative case study develops our understanding about the micro-processes of change. Categories are socio-cognitive...

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  18. Performing and transforming “the second life”: Music and HIV/AIDS activism in South Africa

    by Whittaker, Laryssa Karen

    People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) in South Africa experience a stigmatised HIV status which threatens to supplant their...

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  19. Performing the (Dis)abled Speaker

    by St. Pierre, Joshua Lane

    Given that normalcy is contingent upon social valuation, the theoretical and socio-political conditions that give rise to...

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  20. Periodic solutions and bistability in a model for cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) response to human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I)

    by Lang, John Cameron

    HTLV-I is the first discovered human retrovirus and a causative agent of both adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) and HTLV-I-associated...

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