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On case representation and indexing in a casebased reasoning system for waste management.
(1997)CaseBased Reasoning is a fairly new Artificial Intelligence technique which makes use of past experience as the basis for solving new problems. Typically, a casebased reasoning system stores actual past problems and ... 
On convection and flow in porous media with crossdiffusion.
(2012)In this thesis we studied convection and crossdiffusion effects in porous media. Fluid flow in different flow geometries was investigated and the equations for momentum, heat and mass transfer transformed into a system ... 
On free convection and heat transfer in a micropolar fluid flow past a moving semiinfinite plate.
(2012)In this dissertation we investigate free convective heat and mass transfer in micropolar fluid flow past a moving semiinfinite vertical porous plate in the presence of a magnetic field. The aim of this study was to use ... 

On new and improved seminumerical techniques for solving nonlinear fluid flow problems.
(2012)Most real world phenomena is modeled by ordinary and/or partial differential equations. Most of these equations are highly nonlinear and exact solutions are not always possible. Exact solutions always give a good account ... 
On singularly perturbed problems and exchange of stabilities.
(2015)Singular perturbation theory has been used for about a century to describe models displaying different timescales, that arise in applied sciences; particularly, models displaying two timescales, namely slow time and fast ... 
On Stephani universes.
(1992)In this dissertation we study conformal symmetries in the Stephani universe which is a generalisation of the RobertsonWalker models. The kinematics and dynamics of the Stephani universe are discussed. The conformal ... 
On the integrity of domination in graphs.
(1993)This thesis deals with an investigation of the integrity of domination in a.graph, i.e., the extent to which domination properties of a graph are preserved if the graph is altered by the deletion of vertices or edges or ... 
On the physical viability of horizonfree collapse.
(20150904)The socalled Cosmic Censorship Conjecture has drawn widespread attention amongst astrophysicists and particle physicists. In particular, the endstate of gravitational collapse of a bounded matter distribution is a ... 
On the theory and examples of group extensions.
(1999)The work described in this dissertation was largely motivated by the aim of producing a survey on the theory of group extensions. From the broad scope of the theory of group extensions we single out two aspects to discuss, ... 
On the theory of the frobenius groups.
(2012)The Frobenius group is an example of a split extension. In this dissertation we study and describe the properties and structure of the group. We also describe the properties and structure of the kernel and complement, ... 
Ontology driven multiagent systems : an architecture for sensor web applications.
(2009)Advances in sensor technology and space science have resulted in the availability of vast quantities of high quality earth observation data. This data can be used for monitoring the earth and to enhance our understanding ... 
The open health information mediator : an architecture for enabling interoperability in low to middle income countries.
(2015)Interoperability and system integration are central problems that limit the effective use of health information systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness of health service delivery. There is currently no proven ... 
Optimisation of the population Monte Carlo algorithm : application to cosmology.
(20150904)In this thesis we study the Population Monte Carlo (PMC) algorithm and utilise simulations to improve the efficiency of the algorithm by optimising the algorithm parameters. We then ap ply these optimisation results to ... 
Packing problems on a PC.
(1991)Bin packing is a problem with many applications in various industries. This thesis addresses a specific instance of the this problem, known as the Container Packing problem. Special attention is paid to the Pallet Loading ... 
The paradigms of mechanics : a symmetry based approach.
(1996)An overview of the historical developments of the paradigms of classical mechanics, the free particle, oscillator and the Kepler problem, is given ito (in terms of) their conserved quantities. Next, the orbits of the three ... 
Parameters related to fractional domination in graphs.
(1995)The use of characteristic functions to represent wellknown sets in graph theory such as dominating, irredundant, independent, covering and packing sets  leads naturally to fractional versions of these sets and corresponding ... 
Partial exchangeability and related topics.
(1991)Partial exchangeability is the fundamental building block in the subjective approach to the probability of multitype sequences which replaces the independence concept of the objective theory. The aim of this thesis is ... 
A perspective on incomplete data in longitudinal multiarm clinical trials, with emphasis on patternmixturemodel based methodology.
(2014)Missing data are common in longitudinal clinical trials. Rubin described three different missing data mechanisms based on the level of dependence between the missing data process and the measurement process. These are ...