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Degree theory in nonlinear functional analysis.
(20131021)The objective of this dissertation is to expand on the proofs and concepts of Degree Theory, dealt with in chapters 1 and 2 of Deimling [28], to make it more readable and accessible to anyone who is interested in the ... 
Developing an integrated decision support system for an oil refinery.
(1998)This thesis considers the problem of residue upgrading operations in an oil refinery. Visbreaking is a residueupgrading process that improves profitability of a refinery. The economics of converting the heavy residue ... 
Differential equations for relativistic radiating stars.
(2013)We consider radiating spherical stars in general relativity when they are conformally flat, geodesic with shear, and accelerating, expanding and shearing. We study the junction conditions relating the pressure to the ... 
A discrete Fourier transform based on Simpson's rule.
(20150105)Fourier transforms are mathematical operations which play a vital role in the analysis of mathematical models for problems originating from a broad spectrum of elds. In this thesis, we formulate a discrete transform ... 
Distance measures in graphs and subgraphs.
(1996)In this thesis we investigate how the modification of a graph affects various distance measures. The questions considered arise in the study of how the efficiency of communications networks is affected by the loss of ... 
Doublediffusive convection flow in a porous medium saturated with a nanofluid.
(2014)In this work, we studied heat and mass transfer in a nanofluid flow over a stretching sheet. Fluid flow in different flow geometries was studied and a coordinate transformation was used to transform the governing equations ... 
Doublediffusive convection flow in porous media with crossdiffusion.
(2011)In this thesis we study doublediffusive convection and crossdiffusion effects in flow through porous media. Fluid flows in various flow geometries are investigated and the governing equations are solved analytically ... 
Educational managers' understanding and experiences of the implementation of inclusive education : evidence from selected urban primary schools in Zimbabwe.
This study focused on the school heads‟ understanding and experiences of the implementation of Inclusive Education in selected urban primary schools in Zimbabwe. The apparent absence of a tentative policy statement that ... 
Exact models of compact stars with equations of state.
(20150105)We study exact solutions to the EinsteinMaxwell system of equations and relate them to compact objects. It is well known that there are substantial analytic difficulties in the modelling of selfgravitating, static fluid ... 
Exact solutions for perfect fluids conformal to a Petrov type D spacetime.
(2011)Abstract is available from the print copy. 
Exact solutions for relativistic models.
(20131031)In this thesis we study spherically symmetric spacetimes related to the Einstein field equations. We consider only neutral matter and apply the Einstein field equations with isotropic pressures. Our object is to model ... 
Fischer Clifford matrices and character tables of certain groups associated with simple groups O+10(2) [the simple orthogonal group of dimension 10 over GF (2)], HS and Ly.
(2011)The character table of any finite group provides a considerable amount of information about a group and the use of character tables is of great importance in Mathematics and Physical Sciences. Most of the maximal subgroups ... 
Generalized travelling wave solutions for a microscopic chemotaxis model.
(2014)In biology cell migration is one of the most critical processes, for it is decisive in the mechanisms leading to the beginning of life. The collective migration of cells via wave motion plays a key role in understanding ... 
Group analysis of equations arising in embedding theory.
(2010)Embedding theories are concerned with the embedding of a lower dimensional manifold (dim = n, say) into a higher dimensional one (usually dim = n+1, but not necessarily so). We are concerned with the particular case of ... 
Group theoretic approach to heat conducting gravitating systems.
(20150107)We study shearfree heat conducting spherically symmetric gravitating fluids defined in four and higher dimensional spacetimes. We analyse models that are both uncharged and charged via the pressure isotropy condition ... 
Identifying and modeling the dynamics of a core cancer subnetwork.
(2011)Many recent studies have shown that the initiation of human cancer is due to the malfunction of some genes at the Rcheckpoint during the G1toS transition of the cell cycle. Identifying and modeling the dynamics of ... 
Impact of exogenous reinfection on TB infection in a genetically susceptible population.
(20131217)In this study we investigated the impact of exogenous reinfection on genetically resistant and genetically sensitive sub populations. We qualitatively analysed the dynamics of TB by assuming that TB is transmitted in two ... 
Initial conditions of the universe : signatures in the cosmic microwave background and baryon acoustic oscillations.
(2012)In this thesis, we investigate the signatures of isocurvature initial conditions in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) through the temperature and polarization anisotropies, and in the largescale structure distribution ... 
Interative approaches to convex feasibility problems.
(2001)Solutions to convex feasibility problems are generally found by iteratively constructing sequences that converge strongly or weakly to it. In this study, four types of iteration schemes are considered in an attempt to ... 
Matrices of graphs and designs with emphasis on their integral eigenpair balance characteristic.
(20150105)The interplay between graphs and designs is well researched. In this dissertation we connect designs and graphs entirely through their associated matrices – the incidence matrix for designs and the adjacency matrix for ...