Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

1111

Date

2014

Date of Award

4-28-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Mathematical Sciences

Concentration

Applied Mathematics

Committee Member

Thomas Hagen

Committee Member

James Campbell

Committee Member

Robert Kozma

Abstract

A mathematical model, motivated by the adhesion mechanism found in Hemisphaerota Cyanea, is constructed and studied. This model consists of N first order ordinary differential equations constructed to model fluid flow in a series of connected tubes. The equilibrium points of the system are established, and Lyapunov and Chetaev functions are constructed to determine stability of these equilibrium points. The eigenvalues of the linearized system are then used to further classify which equilibrium points correspond to stable final solutions. A computer model is created to run different tests, construct figures, and generate videos for the system.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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