Browsing Masters Degrees (Mathematics and Computer Science Education) by Title
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Completion of uniform and metric frames.
(1996)The term "frame" was introduced by C H Dowker, who studied them in a long series of joint papers with D Papert Strauss. J R Isbell , in a path breaking paper [1972] pointed out the need to introduce separate ... 
Computer analysis of equations using Mathematica.
(2001)In this thesis we analyse particular differential equations that arise in physical situations. This is achieved with the aid of the computer software package called Mathematica. We first describe the basic features of ... 
Congestion control based on dynamics pricing scheme and service classbased joint call admission control in heterogeneous wireless networks.
(20150226)Next Generation of Wireless Networks (NGWNs) are heterogeneous and consist of several Radio Access Technologies (RATs) that coexist in the same geographical area. This heterogeneity of wireless networks is supposed to ... 
Connectedness and the hyperspace of metric spaces.
(2015)One of the prime motivations for studying hyperspaces of a metric space is to understand the original space itself. The hyperspace of a metric space X is the space 2X of all nonempty closed bounded subsets of it, endowed ... 
The construction and use of an evaluation instrument to measure attainment of objectives in mathematics learning at senior secondary level.
(1975)This research aimed at measuring the extent to which a group of senior secondary pupils were attaining desirable cognitive objectives in mathematics. The summary of the design and procedures adopted in this study and the ... 
Cosmological attractors and nohair theorems.
(1996)Interest in the attracting property of de Sitter spacetime has grown during the 'inflationary era' of cosmology. In this dissertation we discuss the more important attempts to prove the so called 'cosmic nohair conjecture' ... 
Cosmological models and the deceleration parameter.
(1992)In this thesis we utilise a form for the Hubble constant first proposed by Berman (1983) to study a variety of cosmological models. In particular we investigate the RobertsonWalker spacetimes, the Bianchi I spacetime, ... 
The design and implementation of a classroombased support programme in trignometry for use by underqualified educators.
(2005)The main purpose of the study was to show the necessity of a classroombased educator inservice support programme. Educators have unique problems being derived from the uniqueness of their school situations. Thus, the ... 
Distances in and between graphs.
(1991)Aspects of the fundamental concept of distance are investigated in this dissertation. Two major topics are discussed; the first considers metrics which give a measure of the extent to which two given graphs are removed from ... 
Dynamics of dissipative gravitational collapse.
(2008)In this study we generate the matching conditions for a spherically symmetric radiating star in the presence of shear. Two new exact solutions to the Einstein held equations are presented which model a relativistic radiating ... 
Economic evaluation of management strategies for cattle ranching in semiarid regions.
(2001)Arid and semiarid regions have increasingly become the subject of much research and debate by scientists. By their very nature, these regions characteristically exhibit extremes which complicate the implementation of ... 
The effects of using visual literacy and visualization in the teaching and learning of mathematics problem solving on grade 6 and grade 7.
(2009)In this study I examine the effects of visualization in the teaching of problem solving in grades 6 and 7 in a school south of Durban in KwaZulu Natal. One of the goals of mathematics instruction according to the Department ... 
Exact solutions for spherical relativistic models.
(2011)In this thesis we study relativistic models of gravitating uids with heat ow and electric charge. Firstly, we derive the model of a charged shearfree spherically symmetric cosmological model with heat ow. The ... 
Exploring preservice teachers' mental constructions of matrix algebra concepts : a South African case study.
At the university where the study was conducted matrix algebra is one of the first advanced mathematics courses that preservice teachers encounter. The transfer of knowledge from a primarily procedural or algorithmic ... 
Geogebra, tool for mediating knowledge in the teaching and learning of transformation of functions in mathematics.
(2011)As a teacher of mathematics, I always taught the topic functions (graphs such as linear, quadratic, hyperbola, exponential, trigonometric functions) in the same way all of my twentythree years in the profession. I often ... 
Global embeddings of pseudoRiemannian spaces.
(2007)Motivated by various higher dimensional theories in highenergyphysics and cosmology, we consider the local and global isometric embeddings of pseudoRiemannian manifolds into manifolds of higher dimensions. We provide ... 
Inhomogeneous solutions to the Einstein equations.
(2007)In this dissertation we consider spherically symmetric gravitational fields that arise in relativistic astrophysics and cosmology. We first present a general review of static spherically symmetric spacetimes. aand highlight ... 
The interplay of dynamical systems analysis and group theory.
(2011)We investigate the relationship between the Dynamical Systems analysis and the Lie Symmetry analysis of ordinary differential equations. We undertake this investigation by looking at a relativistic model of selfgravitating ... 
An investigation into grade 12 teachers' understanding of Euclidean Geometry.
(2012)The main focus of the research was to investigate the understanding of Euclidean Geometry of a group of Grade 12 mathematics teachers, who have been teaching Grade 12 mathematics for ten years or more. This study was ... 
Knowledgedirected intelligent information retrieval for research funding.
(2001)Researchers have always found difficulty in attaining funding from the National Research Foundation (NRF) for new research interests. The field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds the promise of improving the matching ...