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  • Dobbie, Stacey (Victoria University of Wellington, 2015)
    This thesis presents a comparison of statistical methodologies for cluster verification on ordinal response variables. Methodologies will be applied to a Listening Strategy dataset collected by the Language Learner Strategies ...
  • Webber, D'Arcy (Victoria University of Wellington, 2015)
    Stock assessment models are used to determine the population size of fish stocks. Although stock assessment models are complex, they still make simplifying assumptions. Generally, they treat each species separately, include ...
  • Jowett, Susan (Victoria University of Wellington, 2015)
    A connectivity function is a symmetric, submodular set function. Connectivity functions arise naturally from graphs, matroids and other structures. This thesis focuses mainly on recognition problems for connectivity ...
  • Le Gros, Giovanna (Victoria University of Wellington, 2015)
    The Khovanov homology is a knot invariant which first appeared in Khovanov's original paper of 1999, titled ``a categorification of the Jones polynomial.'' This thesis aims to give an exposition of the Khovanov homology, ...
  • Kempthorne, Loveday Jane Anastasia (Victoria University of Wellington, 2015)
    This doctoral thesis is an examination of the relationship between poetry and mathematics, centred on three twentieth-century case studies: the Polish poets Czesław Miłosz (1911-2004) and Zbigniew Herbert (1924-1998), and ...
  • Marshall, Richard J. (Victoria University of Wellington, 2015)
    The development of a heuristic to solve an optimisation problem in a new domain, or a specific variation of an existing problem domain, is often beyond the means of many smaller businesses. This is largely due to the task ...
  • Clark, Ben (Victoria University of Wellington, 2015)
    Let Ɲ be a set of matroids. A matroid, M, is Ɲ -fragile, if for every element e, either M\e or M/e has no minor isomorphic to a member of Ɲ . This thesis gives new results in matroid representation theory that elucidate ...
  • Fernández Martínez, Daniel (Victoria University of Wellington, 2015)
    Many of the methods which deal with the reduction of dimensionality in matrices of data are based on mathematical techniques. In general, it is not possible to use statistical inferences or select the appropriateness of a ...
  • Nawarajan, Deloshan (Victoria University of Wellington, 2015)
    In this thesis, we explore the subject of complex spacetimes, in which the mathematical theory of complex manifolds gets modified for application to General Relativity. We will also explore the mysterious Newman-Janis ...
  • Williams, Alan (Victoria University of Wellington, 2015)
    The classical tool at the matroid theorist’s disposal when dealing with the common problem of wanting to remove a single element from a 3-connected matroid without losing 3-connectivity is Tutte’s Wheels-and-Whirls Theorem. ...
  • Singh, Harpreet (Victoria University of Wellington, 2014)
    We present a new model for the fragmentation of dust beds in laboratory shock tube experiments. The model successfully explains the formation of layers in the bed using mass and momentum conservation. Our model includes ...
  • Baccetti, Valentina (Victoria University of Wellington, 2014)
    In this thesis we shall present a collection of research results about phenomena that lie at the interface between quantum physics and general relativity. The motivation behind our research work is to find alternative ways ...
  • Large, Kathleen (Victoria University of Wellington, 2014)
    The aim of this project was to conduct a stock assessment to determine the population dynamic characteristics of rattail species taken as bycatch in the hoki, hake and ling fishery on the Chatham Rise. No quantitative ...
  • Fu, Wenlong (Victoria University of Wellington, 2014)
    Edge detection is important in image processing. Extracting edge features is the main and necessary process in edge detection. Since features in edge detection are implicit, most of the existing edge features only work ...
  • Mo, Songbao (Victoria University of Wellington, 2014)
    Graphs, matroids and polymatroids all have associated connectivity functions, and many properties of these structures follow from properties of their connectivity functions. This motivates the study of connectivity functions ...
  • Miller, Joel (Victoria University of Wellington, 2014)
    In this thesis, we analyse the matroids which have the property that every pair of elements belongs to both a 4-circuit and a 4-cocircuit. In particular, we show that if a matroid with this property has at least 13 elements, ...
  • Welsh, Michael (Victoria University of Wellington, 2014)
    A rank-r simple matroid is maximum-sized in a class if it has the largest number of elements out of all simple rank-r matroids in that class. Maximum-sized matroids have been classified for various classes of matroids: ...
  • Luo, Maoxin (Victoria University of Wellington, 2013)
    The Food Nutrition Environment Survey (FNES) is a survey of New Zealand early childhood centres and schools and the food and nutritional services that they provide for their pupils. The 2007 and 2009 FNES surveys were ...
  • Daher, Mohammed (Victoria University of Wellington, 2013)
    In this thesis we study the special Euclidean group SE(3) from two points of view, algebraic and geometric. From the algebraic point of view we introduce a dualisation procedure for SO(3;ℝ) invariants and obtain vector ...
  • Zhai, Xiaoyu (Victoria University of Wellington, 2013)
    The Global Positioning System (GPS) has become widely used in modern life and most people use GPS to find locations, therefore the accuracy of these locations is very important. In this thesis, we will use Longitude and ...

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