J. M. Mercier

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We consider weak solutions of (hyperbolic or hyperbolic-elliptic) systems of conservation laws in one-space dimension and their approximation by finite difference schemes in conservative form. The systems under consideration are endowed with an entropy-entropy flux pair. We introduce a general approach to construct second and third order accurate, fully(More)
Regression analysis was used to test Family Systems Therapy as a fruitful approach in chemical dependency treatment. Results indicate that the concerned person's perceptions of family life are critical in determining whether a family completes therapy or terminates early. Using both family and individual level variables, the significance and direction of(More)
This paper reports the factor structure of a 37-item personality questionnaire intended to be predictive of driving performance in elderly persons. Subjects were 191 persons 63 years of age of older, about half of whom also were given perceptual/cognitive tasks and drove on a closed driving course. Although the personality questionnaire did not predict(More)
This research examines whether proximity has a mediating influence on the quality of the relationship between aging parents and adult children. Results of LOGIST regressions indicate no difference in quality of relationships between groups of parents whose children live near them and whose children live more than 60 miles away. Significant predictors of the(More)
Hemifacial microsomia (HFM) is a rare, multisystemic congenital disease with estimated frequency of 1/26370 births in Europe. Most cases are sporadic and caused by unilateral abnormal morphogenesis of the first and second pharyngeal arches. The aim of this study is to define the types and frequency of maxillofacial and systemic malformations in HFM(More)
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