**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.**

#### Senior Independent Study Theses from 2009

A Study of the Calculus of Variations, Jeffrey Alan Willert

Department: Mathematics

#### Senior Independent Study Theses from 2008

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

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

Department: Mathematics

Foundations of Quantum Decoherence, John Gamble

Department: Physics; Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

Making Monads: Binding to a Specific Type of Computation With a Return to Familiar Themes, Benjamin Strecker

Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

Exploration of Curves, Elizabeth Stroud

Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

#### Senior Independent Study Theses from 2007

Non-Euclidean Geometry, Steven N. Elmore

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

Mathematical Guide to Casino Gaming, Andrew Mizak

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Investigating the AKS Algorithm, Andrew Michael Nicol

Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

Bayesian Source Direction Determination For Gravitational-Wave Bursts, Stephen Poprocki

Department: Mathematics; Physics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Graph Zeta Functions, Kenda Albertson

Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

Elliptic Curves and Their Application in Number Theoretic Ciphers, Jonathan Baker

Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

Theory of Groups of Symmetries and Permutations, Tyler James Bosch

Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

Markov Chains, Bridgette Briggs

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

Scheduling Is (Np) Hard, Genevieve Mae Luken

Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

Do As I Say, Not As I Do, John McCreight

Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Smokin', Jeffrey W. Adamson

Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

Scandal of Geometry, Zachary Charles Carter

Department: Mathematics

This Is Hard, Nancy Dujmovic

Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

Φ, Clarkson Dzapasi

Department: Computer Science; Mathematics

One Dimensional Chaotic Dynamical Systems, Jacob D. Frank

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

Moving Through the World One State at a Time: An Investigation of Markov Chains, Erin McGinnis

Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

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

Department: Mathematics

Steiner Trees, Christopher M. Sirois

Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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

Digital Logic: An Exploration of Field Programmable Gate Arrays, James Lawrence Wallace

Department: Mathematics; Computer Science

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

Department: Mathematics

#### Senior Independent Study Theses from 1999

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