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Simplicial and ∆-structures of configuration spaces are investigated. New connections between the homotopy groups of the 2-sphere and the braid groups are given. The higher homotopy groups of the 2-sphere are shown to be derived groups of the braid groups over the 2-sphere. Moreover the higher homotopy groups of the 2-sphere are shown to be isomorphic to(More)
The ability to quantify pain intensity is essential when caring for individuals in pain in order to monitor patient progress and analgesic effectiveness. Three scales are commonly employed: the simple descriptor scale (SDS), the visual analog scale (VAS), and the numeric (pain intensity) rating scale (NRS). Patients with English as a second language may not(More)
In this paper, we model complexity-based virus detection mechanisms which detect modifications and thereby prevent computer viruses from causing secondary infections. We use these models to show how to protect information in both trusted and untrusted computing bases, show the optimality of these mechanisms, and discuss some of their features. The models(More)