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  • Reduced MHD in Astrophysical Applications: Two-dimensional or Three-dimensional?

    Oughton, Sean; Matthaeus, William H.; Dmitruk, Pablo (American Astronomical Society, 2017-04-10)
    Originally proposed as an efficient approach to computation of nonlinear dynamics in tokamak fusion research devices, reduced magnetohydrodynamics (RMHD) has subsequently found application in studies of coronal heating, ...
  • On the Distances between Latin Squares and the Smallest Defining Set Size

    Cavenagh, Nicholas; Ramadurai, Reshma (Wiley, 2017-04-01)
    In this note, we show that for each Latin square L of order n≥2 , there exists a Latin square L’≠L of order n such that L and L’ differ in at most 8√n cells. Equivalently, each Latin square of order n contains a Latin ...
  • Evaluation of the mechanical properties of powder metallurgy Ti-6Al-7Nb alloy

    Bolzoni, Leandro; Ruiz-Navas, Elisa María; Gordo, Elena (2017-03)
    Titanium and its alloys are common biomedical materials owing to their combination of mechanical properties, corrosion resistance and biocompatibility. Powder metallurgy (PM) techniques can be used to fabricate biomaterials ...
  • A new attraction-detachment model for explaining flow sliding in clay-rich tephras

    Kluger, Max O.; Moon, Vicki G.; Kreiter, Stefan; Lowe, David J.; Churchman, G.Jock; Hepp, Daniel A.; Seibel, David; Jorat, M. Ehsan; Mörz, Tobias (The Geological Society of America, 2017-02-01)
    Altered pyroclastic (tephra) deposits are highly susceptible to landsliding, leading to fatali-ties and property damage every year. Halloysite, a low-activity clay mineral, is commonly associated with landslide-prone layers ...
  • Quantifying the properties of low-cost powder metallurgy titanium alloys

    Bolzoni, Leandro; Ruiz-Navas, Elisa María; Gordo, Elena (2017-02)
    The extensive industrial employment of titanium is hindered by its high production costs where reduction of these costs can be achieved using cheap alloying elements and appropriate alternative processing techniques. In ...
  • Western historical traditions of well-being

    Michalos, Alex C.; Weijers, Dan M. (Springer International Publishing, 2017-01-09)
    This chapter provides a brief historical overview of Western philosophical views about well-being from the eighth century before the Common Era to the middle of the twentieth century. We explain different understandings ...
  • A Mobile Augmented Memory Aid for people with Traumatic Brain Injury

    Chang, Su-Ping Carole (University of Waikato, 2017)
    Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) occurs when an external mechanical force traumatically injures the brain. The 2010/2011 population-based study shows that the total incidence of TBI in New Zealand has increased to 790 per ...
  • New Zealand’s Regulation of Internet Child Pornography

    Ball, Tawhana (University of Waikato, 2017)
    The Internet has revolutionised the exchange of all forms of information, including that of an issue of great concern: child pornography. The consumption of child pornography is not a legislative or punitive problem. It ...
  • Developing EFL students' communicative skills through content-based instruction: A case study of EFL teaching in an undergraduate degree program at a tertiary institution in Indonesia

    Eryansyah, Eryansyah (University of Waikato, 2017)
    This thesis reports on a mixed-methods case study, where the researcher as practitioner explored the effectiveness of a content-based instructional approach in improving the communication skills and motivation of a group ...
  • Satellite remote sensing for improvement of groundwater characterisation

    Westerhoff, Rogier Sebastiaan (University of Waikato, 2017)
    Groundwater, the water stored in the subsurface, plays an essential role in water provision for domestic, industrial and agricultural use. Groundwater is also vital for ecology and environment, since it provides base flow ...
  • Cross-boundary detrital subsidies: Detrital export and effects on receiving intertidal soft-sediment ecosystems

    Gladstone-Gallagher, Rebecca Vivian (University of Waikato, 2017)
    Ecosystems are often connected by the transfer of resource ‘subsidies’ across their boundaries. In temperate estuaries, marine macrophyte leaf litter represents an obvious and visible detrital subsidy to nearby intertidal ...
  • The Fate and Effects of Contaminants in Estuarine Environments

    Huteau, Julien (University of Waikato, 2017)
    Estuaries are sensitive environments regarding their response to anthropogenic events. The accumulation of toxic trace elements, such as Cd and Pb, has detrimental consequences on benthic community composition and function ...
  • International perspectives on the pedagogies of educational transitions

    Ballam, Nadine Dawn; Perry, Bob; Garpelin, Anders (Springer, 2017)
    There has been a great deal written recently about children starting school, particularly primary school. All of the stakeholders in these transitions to school have been considered, along with matters of readiness – for ...
  • The audacity of Trump: How he won and what we missed

    Steff, Reuben (2017)
    Donald Trump made a number of key strategic decisions during his election campaign. Contrary to the common view that his campaign was marked by incompetence and dysfunction, there is considerable evidence that he made ...
  • Compositional synthesis of supervisors in the form of state machines and state maps

    Mohajerani, Sahar; Malik, Robi; Fabian, Martin (Elsevier, 2017)
    This paper investigates the compositional abstraction-based synthesis of least restrictive, controllable, and nonblocking supervisors for discrete event systems that are given as a large number of finite-state machines. ...
  • Strategies for teaching gender in geography

    Adams-Hutcheson, Gail; Simmonds, Naomi Beth (2017)
    One hour session presented in Auckland at the Women Gender Geography Research Network (WGGRN) Symposium. We discuss: What does geography add to gender? Affect in the classroom. Personal politics; the personal is political.
  • New Zealand meets South Korea: Strategies for film co-productions between two countries

    Kim, JuHee (University of Waikato, 2017)
    This study investigates the state of international film co-productions between New Zealand and South Korea and whether such co-productions are possible, and if so, which modes or types of film co-productions are likely to ...
  • Social capital and the budgeting process

    Frost, Denise Margaret (University of Waikato, 2017)
    This thesis arose out of a previous study of budgeting practices carried out at a not-for-profit church. This initial study had found that relationships played an important role in budgeting practices. Interviewees carried ...
  • Video ethics and young children

    White, Elizabeth Jayne (SpringerLink, 2017)
    This editorial starts an important discussion concerning the contemporary use of video that involves young children, including infants, in an age of visual culture within the open learned society that comprises the Video ...
  • Literature review on motor skill and physical activity in preschool children in New Zealand

    Ali, Ajmol; Pigou, Deborah; Clarke, Linda; McLachlan, Claire (Scientific Research Publishing, 2017)
    Children’s physical activity levels have decreased significantly over the past 20 - 30 years, coinciding with obesity rates reaching epidemic levels. There is little research into typically developing preschool (birth to ...