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If you conduct a scientific experiment or undertake a piece of research, you’ll usually need to write up a corresponding project or lab report, to summarize the objective of your task, the methods you followed, the results you obtained, and the conclusions you drew from your work. Here we provide a sample of great templates for producing such reports, which include layout guidelines to help guide you through the process. Forced Van Der Pol's Equation
This work is going to analyze the Forced Van Der Pol's Equation which is used to analyze the electric circuit. In 1927, Balthasar Van Der Pol observed the stable oscillation and heard some irregular noise in vacuum tube circuit. He then proposed the Forced Van Der Pol's Equation to analyze the circuit and suggested the concept of limit cycle and Chaos to explain his observation. In this work, We would like to analyze behavior of the model by observing the phase space, time series, bifurcation diagram and power spectrum. Those points in the figures are calculated by Runge-Kutta Method with the aid of MATLAB. For a better understanding, the RLC circuit, which is a electric circuit consisting the a resistor, an inductor and a capacitor, will be used as an example for explaining the properties. Apart from electric circuit, the Forced Van Der Pol's Equation can be applied to dynamic systems in different aspect, such as the artificial heart, economic market and so on. Therefore, we suggest this work to all students since the Forced Van Der Pol's Equation can be applied to many majors, like Mathematics, Physics, Economics, Sociology, Biology, Engineering and so on.
Wallace, Homer The Parallelization and Optimization of the N-Body Problem using OpenMP and Cuda
This research paper aims at exploiting efficient ways of implementing the N-Body problem. The N-Body problem, in the field of physics, predicts the movements and planets and their gravitational interactions. In this paper, the efficient execution of heavy computational work through usage of different cores in CPU and GPU is looked into; achieved by integrating the OpenMP parallelization API and the Nvidia CUDA into the code. The paper also aims at performance analysis of various algorithms used to solve the same problem. This research not only aids as an alternative to complex simulations but also for bigger data that requires work distribution and computationally expensive procedures.
Tushaar Gangarapu Oscillation Lab
The purpose of this lab was to illustrate the validity of the law of conservation of energy along with the determination of the spring constant of a given spring. For the first part the spring constantk was to be found from a given spring. Through the suspension of various known metal masses on a vertically suspended spring, the spring constant was determined. Two methods were used: the algebraic rearrangement of Hooke's Law and a slope analysis of a linear regression on a Force (N) against Stretch Length (m) scatter plot. The spring constant k was determined to be 26.438 ± 1.063. For the second part of the lab, the aim was to validate the law of conservation of energy through the oscillation of a vertically suspended spring. Data was collected using a Vernier Motion Detector 2 machine and the various energies (kinetic energy, gravitational potential energy and spring potential energy) were collected and summed up. The sum of these energies yielded a fairly constant energy total (2.287 J ± 0.025 J) which supports the authenticity of the law of conservation of energy. While there were some uncertainties due to the lab setup, human error and equipment error it did not affect the validity of the methods during experimentation. Overall, the spring constant k of a given spring was determined and the law of conservation of energy was validated through the calculation of total energy during a suspended mass' oscillation.
Nikhil Patil Exploring the use of Big Data techniques for simulating Algorithmic Trading Strategies
In the world of information technology where huge amount of useful information is available and easily accessible, we investigate an approach to utilize this information in Algorithmic Trading. Algorithmic trading involves implementation of a strategy using computer programs to automatically buy and sell financial instruments to generate profit at a speed and frequency that is impossible for a human trader. High Frequency Trading (HFT) is one type of algorithmic trading characterized by high turnover and high order-to-trade ratios. There are different strategies that can be applied to HFT. We propose a framework to utilize information available in the form of news articles, which can be used in stock trading at high frequency. We use semantic values of news articles for different stocks to generate buy/sell signals at a high frequency. We demonstrate the performance of our framework by simulating stock trade based on generated buy/sell signals for a small period of time.
Jiten Thakkar Using Timing Attacks Against Cryptographic Algorithms
Computer algorithms that are written with the intent to keep data private are used in every day cryptography. These algorithms may exhibit execution time behaviour which is dependant on secret information that is not known to an outsider. When carefully analysed, this dependency may leak information that can be used to gain unintended access to private data, effectively nullifying the use of such algorithms. This threat poses a vital risk to the field of computer cryptography, and analysis should be done in attempt to eradicate this potential threat from any algorithms in modern day use. In this paper, attacks are orchestrated against several algorithms that have previously been used in cryptography, resulting in the successful retrieval of secret data within a manageable time-scale.
Harry Budd