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  • Euler Classes and Frobenius Algebras 

    Ranaivomanana, Valimbavaka Hosana (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT : This thesis investigates the relationship between the handle element of the De Rham cohomology algebra of a compact oriented smooth manifold, thought of as a Frobenius algebra, and the Euler class of ...
  • A duality theoretic perspective on recognisable languages 

    Rozanova, Julia (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT : A connection between recognisable languages and profinite identities is established through the composition of two famous theorems: Eilenberg’s theorem and Reiterman’s theorem. In this work, we present ...
  • An error correction neural network for stock market prediction 

    Mvubu, Mhlasakululeka (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Predicting stock market has long been an intriguing topic for research in different fields. Numerous techniques have been conducted to forecast stock market movement. This study begins with a review ...
  • Investigating diffusion on networks with long-range interactions: application to object clustering using the generalised heat kernel invariants 

    Nanyanzi, Alice (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Diffusion on networks is widely used to model dynamical processes on networks such as propagation of information through a social network for marketing purposes [79], spread of epidemics within a social ...
  • Forecasting stock returns: A comparison of five models 

    Ramuada, Vhahangwele Cedrick (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Forecasting the movement of stock returns prices has been of interest to researches for many decades. Due to the complex and chaotic nature of the stock market, it has been difficult for researches to ...
  • A stage structured model for HIV/AIDS in the presence of vertical transmission: The case of Ghana 

    Appaw, Raima Carol (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT :Vertical transmission remains a global problem with respect to HIV infection dynamics. It refers to the transmission of HIV from the mother to child during pregnancy, delivery and breastfeeding soon after ...
  • On the definable generalized Bohr compactification of SL(2,Qp) 

    Pillay, Nathan Lingamurthi (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT : This paper provides an overview of existing knowledge regarding the socalled definable generalized Bohr compactification of the group SL(2, Qp) of 2 × 2 matrices with determinant 1 and entries in Qp. ...
  • Investigating tumour micro environment dynamics based on cytokine-mediated innate-adaptive immunity 

    Amima, Innocenter Moraa (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, yet much is still unknown about its mechanism of establishment, recurrence cycle and destruction. It is known that the successive alterations that occur ...
  • Assessment of a measles outbreak response vaccination campaign, and two measles parameter estimation methods 

    Azam, James Mba (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Measles is highly transmissible, and is a leading cause of vaccine-preventable death among children. Consequently, it is regarded as a public health issue worldwide and has been targeted for elimination ...
  • Enumeration of tanglegrams 

    Ravelomanana, Jean Bernoulli (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Tanglegrams are graphs obtained by taking two binary rooted trees with the same number of leaves and a perfect matching between the leaves of the two trees. Tanglegrams appear in biology in the study ...
  • Modelling the effects of temperature change on the dynamics of tsetse flies and trypanosomiasis disease transmission 

    Mthombothi, Zinhle Emily (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Global temperatures have increased over recent decades. This is expected to have an impact on vector-borne diseases, raising questions such as: Will the increased temperature result in changing disease ...
  • Modelling human immune response dynamics to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis infection. 

    Ramolotja, Kagiso Samuel (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
    ENGLISH SUMMARY: Tuberculosis (TB), caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) still poses a great challenge to the well-being of the population, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. The ability to trigger strong mounted ...
  • Contributions to projective group theory 

    Van Niekerk, Francois Koch (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Projective Group Theory (PGT for short) provides a self-dual axiomatic context that allows one to establish homomorphism theorems for (non-abelian) group-like structures. The present thesis has two ...
  • Towards projective set theory 

    van Zyl, Phillippus Johannes III (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT : In this thesis an axiomatic framework is presented which extends the projective group theory introduced by Z Janelidze to also hold for sets. The isomorphism theorems are reformulated so that they hold ...
  • Contributions to the theory of near-vector spaces 

    Sanon, Sogo Pierre (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT : The purpose of this thesis is to give an exposition and expand the theory of near-vector spaces. Near-vector space theory is a new and rich field of mathematics and has been used in several applications, ...
  • A meta-analysis of the association between intimate partner violence and age disparity in sub-Saharan Africa 

    Otieno, Fanuel Omondi (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Intimate partner violence (IPV) is the most common form of violence against women and a worldwide human rights and public health problem. IPV against women can be emotional, physical, and sexual in ...
  • Analysis of partner turnover rate and the lifetime number of sexual partners in Cape Town using generalized linear models 

    Olojede, Christianah Oyindamola (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT :A large number of analyses have been carried out to investigate how sexually active people contracted human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by using common indicators like the number of new sexual partners ...
  • Modelling frugivore-mediated seed dispersal 

    Mohammed, Mozzamil Mohammed Abdalla (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Seed dispersal is the movement of seeds away from parent plants, and is a crucial ecological process for plant reproduction, persistence and spatial distribution. Specific interest in frugivorous ...
  • Modelling the dynamics of two political parties in the presence of switching 

    Nyabadza, F.; Alassey, Tobge Yawo; Muchatibaya, Gift (SpringerOpen, 2016)
    This paper generalizes the model proposed by Misra, by considering switching between political parties. In the model proposed, the movements of members from political party B to political party C and vice versa, are ...
  • Ultraproducts and Los’s Theorem: A Category-Theoretic Analysis 

    Chimes, Mark Jonathan (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Ultraproducts are an important construction in model theory, especially as applied to algebra. Given some family of structures of a certain type, an ultraproduct of this family is a single structure ...

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