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The collection of the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences consists of research works of its faculty, researchers, and students. Their works represent all branches of scientific knowledge: mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.
Current holdings includes books and book chapters, articles, conference papers, collections of plant specimens, Indian pottery, archaeological images, and anthropological films.
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Anthropology [623]
Dept. of Anthropology collection of faculty scholarship, Lambda Alpha Journal, students' theses and projects, and various collections of the Museum of Anthropology 
Biological Sciences [719]

Chemistry [484]

Computer Science [3]

English [106]

Geology [53]

History [90]

Liberal Studies Program [25]
collection of theses and conference papers of graduate students of the Liberal Studies Program 
Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures [265]
Collection of the department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures 
Philosophy [52]

Physics [19]

Psychology [503]

Religion [5]

Sociology [121]

Women's Studies [99]
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LAS Theses and Dissertations [526]
Theses and dissertations completed at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Fall 2005 )
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Can asexuality confer a shortterm advantage? Investigating apparent biogeographic success in the apomictic triploid fern Myriopteris gracilis
(Botanical Society of America, 20170816)PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Although asexual taxa are generally seen as evolutionary dead ends, asexuality appears to provide a shortterm benefit in some taxa, including a wider geographic distribution compared to sexual ... 
Repurposing an inhibitor of ribosomal biogenesis with broad antifungal activity
(Nature Publishing Group, 20171205)The lack of new antifungal compounds with unique mechanisms of action is a concern for therapeutic management of patients. To identify inhibitors against human pathogenic fungi, we screened similar to 3000 compounds provided ... 
Preface  Inverse Problems for Partial Differential Equations First Edition Preface
(Springer, 2017)This book describes the contemporary state of the theory and some numerical aspects of inverse problems in partial differential equations. The topic is of substantial and growing interest for many scientists and engineers ... 
Preface  Inverse Problems for Partial Differential Equations Second Edition Preface
(Springer, 2017)In 8 years after the publication of the first version of this book, the rapidly progressing field of inverse problems witnessed changes and new developments. Parts of the book were used at several universities, and many ... 
Isotropic twodimensional pseudoRiemannian metrics uniquely constructed by a given curvature
(Elsevier, 201801)We prove a global uniqueness theorem of reconstruction of a twodimensional pseudo metric by a given Gaussian curvature. 
Chapter 3  Current Status, Gaps, and Weaknesses of the Mechanism of Selective Dopaminergic Toxicity of MPTP/MPP+
(Elsevier, 2017)Among Parkinson's disease (PD) toxin models, MPTP/MPP+ has been the most popular, extensively characterized, and widely used to identify the cellular mechanisms associated with the selective degeneration of dopaminergic ... 
Appendix  Function Spaces
(Springer, 2017)We collect here definitions and known results about space Ck+λ of H¨older continuous functions and about Sobolev space Hkp that we used in the book 
Chapter 1  Inverse Problems
(Springer, 2017)In this chapter, we formulate basic inverse problems and indicate their applications. The choice of these problems is not random. We think that it represents their interconnections and some hierarchy. 
Chapter 3  Uniqueness and Stability in the Cauchy Problem
(Springer, 2017)In this chapter we formulate and in many cases prove results on the uniqueness and stability of solutions of the Cauchy problem for general partial differential equations. One of the basic tools is Carlemantype estimates. ... 
Preface  Inverse Problems for Partial Differential Equations Third Edition Preface
(Springer, 2017)In 10 years after the publication of the second edition of this book, the changing field of inverse problems witnessed further new developments. Parts of the book were used at several universities, and many colleagues and ... 
Chapter 2  IllPosed Problems and Regularization
(Springer, 2017)In this chapter, we consider the equation. 
Chapter 5  Elliptic Equations: Many Boundary Measurements
(Springer, 2017)We consider the Dirichlet problem (4.0.1), (4.0.2). At first we assume that for any Dirichlet data g0 we are given the Neumann data g1; in other words, we know the results of all possible boundary measurements, or the ... 
Chapter 7  Integral Geometry and Tomography
(Springer, 2017)The problems of integral geometry are to determine a function given (weighted) integrals of this function over a “rich” family of manifolds. These problems are of importance in medical applications (tomography), and they ... 
Chapter 4  Elliptic Equations: Single Boundary Measurements
(Springer, 2017)In this chapter we consider the elliptic secondorder differential equation Au=finΩ,f=f0−∑j=1n∂jfjAu=finΩ,f=f0−∑j=1n∂jfj with the Dirichlet boundary data u=g0on∂Ω.u=g0on∂Ω. We assume that A = div(−a∇) + b ⋅ ∇ + c ... 
Chapter 10  Some Numerical Methods
(Springer, 2017)In this chapter, we will briefly review some popular numerical methods widely used in practice. Of course it is not a comprehensive collection. We will demonstrate certain methods that are simple and widely used or, in our ... 
Chapter 9  Inverse Parabolic Problems
(Springer, 2017)In this chapter, we consider the secondorder parabolic equation (9.0.1) a0∂tu − div(a∇u) + b · ∇u + cu = f in Q = Ω × (0, T), where Ω is a bounded domain the space Rn with the C2smooth boundary ∂Ω. In Section 9.6, we ... 
The social convoys of affordable senior housing residents: Fellow residents and ''Time Left''
(Taylor & Francis, 2017)Living in an affordable senior housing site is a viable option for older adults who want to age in a community setting. Affordable senior housing is subsidized housing provided in the United States by the federal government's ... 
Chapter 8  Hyperbolic Problems
(Springer, 2017)In this chapter, we are interested in finding coefficients of the secondorder hyperbolic operator. 
Shifts in maximum audiovisual integration with age
(Brill Academic Publishers, 2018)Listeners attempting to understand speech in noisy environments rely on visual and auditory processes, typically referred to as audiovisual processing. Noise corrupts the auditory speech signal and listeners naturally ... 
Chapter 6 Scattering Problems and Stationary Waves
(Springer, 2017)The stationary incoming wave u with the wave number k is a solution to the perturbed Helmholtz equation (scattering by medium) Au−k2u=0 in R3