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Acknowledgments First and foremost, I would like to thank my advisor, Ira Gessel, for his guidance of my work. His insightful comments and generosity with his time and ideas have been invaluable. I am grateful as well to Richard Stanley and Susan Parker for serving on my dissertation committee. I would also like to thank Professor Parker for her advice and(More)
INTRODUCTION Stroke is a leading cause of disability in the United States (National Stroke Association, 1994). The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that 15,000 veterans are hospitalized for stroke each year (VA HSR&D, 1997). Forty percent of stroke patients are left with moderate functional(More)
To Luke and Jed, the best work I ever did in graduate school, And to Judy, their co-author Acknowledgements Writing is a lonely business, and writing a dissertation is lonelier still. But \lonely" is not the same as \alone." Thinking back on the many people who have helped me along the way, I feel a surge of gratitude, and writing these acknowledgements(More)
Ruberman, to my fellow students, and to the kind and supportive staff of the Brandeis Mathematics Department. I would like to thank all my family and friends for their love and encouragement with patience and I wish to express my boundless love to my wife, Arifun Chowdhury. This thesis is dedicated to my parents, Md. Enamul Huq and Mahbub Ara Ummeh Sultana,(More)
In the education lingo, we refer to the set of core ideas that inform the work of our teachers as Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP). Though psychologists and educators had used the concept for years, The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) better defined DAP for the teaching community with a more specific description(More)
The way is long with obstacles, I'm questing for the truth to and fro. iv Acknowledgments I would like to thank my advisor, Professor Ira Gessel, for his constant help and support, without which this work would never have existed. In this thesis, we enumerate different types of graphs in light of the combinatorial theory of species initiated by Joyal [13].(More)
Contents Acknowledgements 5 Introduction 7 Background and history 7 Statement of results and methods 9 Organization 13 Notations and conventions 14 Chapter 1. Affinoid algebras, the Robba ring and (ϕ, Γ)-modules 17 1.1. Affinoid algebras (over Q p) 17 1.2. The Robba ring 19 1.3. (ϕ, Γ)-modules 23 Chapter 2. Arithmetic theory of Galois representations and(More)
2001 iv Acknowledgments I'd like to thank my advisor, Ira Gessel, for his unwavering support. He has been all that I ever could have asked for in an advisor, providing invaluable mathematical direction and allowing me the flexibility to deal with the rest of my life. Sara Billey and Susan Parker have not only agreed to sit on my committee, but have kept(More)
BACKGROUND To describe the maternity care experiences of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women in Queensland, Australia and to identify areas for policy and practice improvements. METHODS A culturally-tailored survey requesting both quantitative and qualitative information was completed by respondents either independently (online or in hard copy)(More)
2011 Acknowledgments The work in this thesis would not have begun without the guidance and advice of my supervisor, Professor Ira Gessel, to whom I give my sincerest thanks. His many insights and good ideas, as well as his generosity and patience during my moments of confusion, made this thesis possible. I would also like to thank my friends and classmates(More)