The full text of Senior Independent Study Theses submitted during and after 2012 are available to download only by College of Wooster users. Unless listed as an exemplar, all other theses are restricted.

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Senior Independent Study Theses from 2009

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A Study of the Calculus of Variations, Jeffrey Alan Willert
Department: Mathematics

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2008

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Using Math to Play Like a Champion: How Game Theory Can Be Used to Predict Behavior in International Relations, Biology, Politics and Economics, David Adams
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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Are Smartboards a Smart Decision? the Residual Effects of Interactive Whiteboards in Early Childhood Mathematics, Melissa Bay
Department: Mathematics

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Foundations of Quantum Decoherence, John Gamble
Department: Physics; Mathematics

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Elliptic Curve Cryptography: Making the Simple Complex, Denise R. Koessler
Department: Mathematics

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Mathematical Experiences of Students From the Ohio Appalachian Valley, Darcy Sue Poland
Department: Mathematics

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6,670,903,752,021,072,936,960 Reasons Why Sudoku Is a Puzzle Worth Solving, Bethany Smith-Polderman
Department: Mathematics

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Making Monads: Binding to a Specific Type of Computation With a Return to Familiar Themes, Benjamin Strecker
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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Exploration of Curves, Elizabeth Stroud
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2007

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Non-Euclidean Geometry, Steven N. Elmore
Department: Mathematics

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Grand Slam! Finding Optimal Batting Orders Using Markov Chains, Nate Johns
Department: Mathematics

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Life's a Game, Play It! a Study on Game Theoretic Modeling, Julie F. Meredith
Department: Mathematics

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Mathematical Guide to Casino Gaming, Andrew Mizak
Department: Mathematics

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Investigation of Six Sigma: the Fact, Fad, and Fiction of Corporate America's Favorite Tool, Will Morrison
Department: Mathematics

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Tgyarcophryp MRFO Tencani Ot Donmre Sitem: the Cryptographic Advancements in the Security of Messages From Ancient to Modern Times Form a Mathematical Perspecitve, Steven Motil
Department: Mathematics

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Investigating the AKS Algorithm, Andrew Michael Nicol
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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Bayesian Source Direction Determination For Gravitational-Wave Bursts, Stephen Poprocki
Department: Mathematics; Physics

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Levy Processes With Particular Interest in the Poisson Process and Its Application in Queuing Theory, Timothy Presto
Department: Mathematics

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Siam 100.0000000-Digit Challenge: a Study in High Accuracy Numerical Computing Using Interval Analysis and Mathematica, James Rohal
Department: Mathematics

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Good to the Last Drop: Percolation Through Hypercubic and Random Lattices For Integer, Fractional, and Fractal Dimensions, Sarah J. Suddendorf
Department: Physics; Mathematics

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2006

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Graph Zeta Functions, Kenda Albertson
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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Elliptic Curves and Their Application in Number Theoretic Ciphers, Jonathan Baker
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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Theory of Groups of Symmetries and Permutations, Tyler James Bosch
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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Markov Chains, Bridgette Briggs
Department: Mathematics

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It's My Right to Choose! the Origins, Equivalents, and Philosophy of the Axiom of Choice, Adam Robert Hanley
Department: Mathematics

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Scheduling Is (Np) Hard, Genevieve Mae Luken
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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Do As I Say, Not As I Do, John McCreight
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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Tensors and Adjoints and Circs, Oh My! A Study of Advanced Topics in Linear Algebra, Shannon McIntyre
Department: Mathematics

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Topology-Based Algorithms For Self-Organizing, Self-Healing Peer-To-Peer Search Networks, Joel Wietelmann
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2005

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Smokin', Jeffrey W. Adamson
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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Scandal of Geometry, Zachary Charles Carter
Department: Mathematics

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This Is Hard, Nancy Dujmovic
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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Φ, Clarkson Dzapasi
Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

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One Dimensional Chaotic Dynamical Systems, Jacob D. Frank
Department: Mathematics

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Obeying the Law: An Exploration of Benford's Law and Its Application to the Detection of Accounting Fraud, Lauren Gruenebaum
Department: Mathematics

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Making Life Simpler: An Investigation of Some Isoperimetric Problems, Katherine Henley
Department: Mathematics

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Online Confusion: An In-Depth Look at the Design Elements of a Web Based Database and User Interface, Zach Leeds
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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Moving Through the World One State at a Time: An Investigation of Markov Chains, Erin McGinnis
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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Strength of a State: Modeling Hard and Soft Power, Allison M. Nau
Department: Mathematics

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Mathematics Anxiety: the Links Between the Education System and Students Attitudes About Mathematics, Cassie Ritzmann
Department: Mathematics

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Queen of Mathematics: Topics in Number Theory Including the Prime Number Theorem and Its Proof, Matthew Schlingman
Department: Mathematics

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Steiner Trees, Christopher M. Sirois
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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Making the Tour: Effectively Implementing Navigation, Realism, and Information Dissemination Using Principles of Human-Computer Interaction in a 3D Environment Created in the X3D Format, Jesse Smith
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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Digital Logic: An Exploration of Field Programmable Gate Arrays, James Lawrence Wallace
Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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Trying to Pull Oneself Up By Bootstraps: a Statistical Challenge, Rebecca S. Young
Department: Mathematics

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1999

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Economic Growth and Economic Development in the Third World: a Quantitative Approach to An Analysis of the Chasm, Divya R. Thadani
Department: International Relations; Mathematics