• Relativistic quantum mechanics on non-commutative spaces 

      Williams, Paul Henry (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A brief review of non-relativistic and relativistic quantum mechanics is carried out, with particular attention to concepts that are modified in the noncommutative setting. The Hilbert-Schmidt operator ...
    • One-dimensional fluid model with oscillating, exponentially decaying pair interactions 

      Maziya, Gcina (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: For a one-dimensional fluid model where the pair interaction potential between the molecules consists of a hard core and an exponential attraction, Kac has shown that the partition function can be ...
    • The design and construction of an active-target detector for the study of the 20Ne(α,α’)20Ne* reaction 

      Brummer, Johann Wiggert (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-12)
      The existence of an excited 3a resonant state in 12C, which is crucial for the thermonuclear fusion of carbon in red giant stars, was predicted by Fred Hoyle in 1954. Since the experimental observation of the Hoyle state ...
    • Constructing dualities from quantum state manifolds 

      Van Zyl, Hendrik Jacobus Rust (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A constructive procedure to build gravitational duals from quantum mechanical models is developed with the aim of studying aspects of the gauge/gravity duality. The construction is simplified as far as ...
    • Collective coordinate description of kink-antikink interaction 

      Takyi, Ishmael (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this thesis we explore resonance solutions in one space and one time dimensions in the nonlinear non-integrable ø⁴ and ø⁶ models. These resonances occur when the relative velocity between the kink ...
    • Characterization of the pre-eminent 4-α cluster state candidate in 16O 

      Li, Kevin Ching Wei (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Please see full text for abstract
    • Biofilament interacting with molecular motors 

      Meylahn, Janusz Martin (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: We study molecular motors moving along a filament or polymer using two different mathematical models in which motors are idealised as springs. In the first model we study the average and the fluctuations ...