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  • A Stochastic Salvo Model Analysis of the Battle of the Coral Sea 

    Armstrong, Michael J.; Powell, Michael B. (Military Operations Research Society (MORS), 2005)
    In this work we study the Battle of the Coral Sea using a stochastic version of the salvo combat model. We begin by estimating the range of probable alternative results for the battle, given the forces employed; i.e., if ...
  • To repeat or not to repeat a course 

    Armstrong, Michael J.; Biktimirov, Ernest N. (Taylor & Francis, 2013)
    The difficult transition from high school to university means that many students need to repeat (retake) one or more of their university courses. This paper examines the performance of students who were repeating first-year ...
  • Arbitration using the closest offer principle of arbitrator behaviour 

    Armstrong, Michael J.; Hurley, William J. (Elsevier, 2002)
    In this paper we introduce a model of arbitration decision making which generalizes several previous models of both conventional arbitration and final offer arbitration. We derive the equilibrium offers that risk neutral ...
  • Effects of lethality on naval combat models 

    Armstrong, Michael J. (Wiley, 2004)
    In the context of both discrete time salvo models and continuous time Lanchester models we examine the effect on naval combat of lethality: that is, the relative balance between the offensive and defensive attributes of ...
  • A comparison of arbitration procedures for risk averse disputants 

    Armstrong, Michael J. (Wiley, 2004)
    We propose an arbitration model framework that generalizes many previous quantitative models of final offer arbitration, conventional arbitration, and some proposed alternatives to them. Our model allows the two disputants ...
  • A stochastic salvo model for naval surface combat 

    Armstrong, Michael J. (Institute For Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), 2005)
    In this work we propose a stochastic version of the salvo model for modern naval surface combat. We derive expressions for the mean and variance of surviving force strengths and for the probabilities of the possible salvo ...
  • Effective attacks in the salvo combat model: salvo sizes and quantities of targets 

    Armstrong, Michael J. (Wiley, 2007)
    This article considers two related questions of tactics in the context of the salvo model for naval missile combat. For a given set of targets, how many missiles should be fired to produce an effective attack? For a given ...
  • A survey of the machine interference problem 

    Haque, Lani; Armstrong, Michael J. (Elsevier, 2007)
    This paper surveys the research published on the machine interference problem since the 1985 review by Stecke & Aronson. After introducing the basic model, we discuss the literature along several dimensions. We then note ...
  • Refighting Pickett’s Charge: mathematical modeling of the Civil War battlefield 

    Armstrong, Michael J.; Sodergren, Steven E. (Wiley, 2015)
    Objective. We model Pickett’s Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg to see whether the Confederates could have achieved victory by committing more infantry, executing a better barrage, or facing a weaker defense. Methods. ...
  • A counterfactual study of the Charge of the Light Brigade 

    Connors, David; Armstrong, Michael J.; Bonnett, John (Taylor & Francis, 2015-06)
    We use a mathematical model to perform a counterfactual study of the 1854 Charge of the Light Brigade. We first calibrate the model with historical data so that it reproduces the actual charge’s outcome. We then adjust ...
  • The salvo combat model with a sequential exchange of fire 

    Armstrong, Michael J. (Palgrave, 2014)
    This paper develops a version of the stochastic salvo combat model in which the exchange of fire is sequential, rather than simultaneous. This sequential-fire version is built by modifying the equations in the original ...
  • A preliminary study of grade forecasting for students 

    Armstrong, Michael J. (Wiley, 2013)
    This experiment enabled undergraduate business students to better assess their progress in a course by quantitatively forecasting their own end-of-course grades. This innovation provided them with predictive feedback in ...
  • A verification study of the stochastic salvo combat model 

    Armstrong, Michael J. (Springer, 2011)
    When the stochastic version of the salvo combat model was designed, several assumptions and approximations were made to keep its mathematical structure relatively simple. This paper examines the impact of those simplifications ...
  • Targeting inflammation to influence mood following spinal cord injury: a randomized clinical trial 

    Allison, David; Ditor, David (Journal of Neuroinflammation, 2015)
    Background: The purpose of the present study was to examine the efficacy of targeting inflammation as a means of improving mood following spinal cord injury (SCI) and explore the potential mechanisms of action. Methods: ...
  • Working Together: Librarian and Student Collaboration Through Active Learning in a Library Eclassroom 

    Jacklin, Marcie; Pfaff, Heather (2010)
    Active learning strategies based on several learning theories were incorporated during instruction sessions for second year Biological Sciences students. The instructional strategies described in this paper are based ...
  • Drop-In Clinics for Environmental Studies Students 

    Jacklin, Marcie; Bordonaro, Karen (2008)
    The delivery of library instruction to students in those areas of the sciences and the social sciences dealing with biology and the environment has a long history (Bowden & Di Benedetto 2001; Kutner 2000; Kutner & Danks ...
  • Evolution of Various Library Instruction Strategies: Using Student Feedback to Create and Enhance Online Active Learning Assignments 

    Jacklin, Marcie; Robinson, Keely (2013)
    This case study traces the evolution of library assignments for biological science students from paper-based workbooks in a blended (hands-on) workshop to blended learning workshops using online assignments to online active ...
  • Soil-Transmitted Helminths, Poverty, and Malnutrition in Honduran Children Living in Remote Rural Communities 

    Sanchez, Ana Lourdes; Gabrie, Jose Antonio; Canales, Maritza; Rueda, Maria Mercedes; Fontecha, Gustavo Adolfo; Mason, Patrick W.; Bearman, Gonzalo; Stevens, Michael P. (Libertas Academica, 2016-02)
    Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections are endemic in Honduras, but their prevalence according to the levels of poverty in the population has not been examined. The present cross-sectional study is aimed to determine ...
  • Seasonal reproductive endothermy in tegu lizards 

    Tattersall, Glenn J; Leite, Cleo A.C.; Sanders, Colin E; Cadena, Viviana; Andrade, Denis V; Abe, Augusto S; Milsom, William K (2016)
    With some notable exceptions, small ectothermic vertebrates are incapable of endogenously sustaining a body temperature substantially above ambient temperature. This view was challenged by our observations of nighttime ...
  • Infrared thermography: A non-invasive window into thermal physiology 

    Tattersall, Glenn J (2016)
    Infrared thermography is a non-invasive technique that measures mid to long-wave infrared radiation emanating from all objects and converts this to temperature. As an imaging technique, the value of modern infrared ...

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