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Smith, Walter L. (Walter Laws) 1926-

Overview
Works: 84 works in 209 publications in 6 languages and 1,410 library holdings
Genres: History  Textbooks  Conference papers and proceedings  Maps  Software  Genealogy  Periodicals 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: QA273, 519.1
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Most widely held works about Walter L Smith
 
Most widely held works by Walter L Smith
Queues by D. R Cox( Book )

81 editions published between 1961 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some simple queues with random arrivals; More about simple queues; Machine interference; More specialized topics
Proceedings by Symposium on Congestion Theory( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magnificent twelve : Florida's Black junior colleges by Walter L Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the symposium on congestion theory : held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, August 24-26, 1964 by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill( Book )

10 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estudio matematico de las colas by D. R Cox( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in Spanish and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estudio matemático de las colas by D. R Cox( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EXP : the scientific word processor : version 2.0 by Simon L Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renewal theory by D. R Cox( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in Russian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EXP : the scientific word processor : version 1.1 by Simon L Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Variance Functions and the Minimum Detectable Concentration in Assays by Marie Davidian( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assay data are often fit by a nonlinear regression model incorporating heterogeneity of variance, as ion radioimmunoassay, for example. Typically, the standard deviation of the response is taken to be proportional to a power theta of the mean. There is considerable empirical evidence suggesting that for assays of a reseasonable size, how one estimates the parameter theta does not greatly affect how well one estimates the the mean regression function. An additional component of assay analysis is the estimation of auxillary constructs such as the minimum detectable concentration, for which many definitions exist; we focus on one such definition. The minimum detectable concentration depends both on theta and the mean regression function. We compare three standard method of estimating the parameter theta due to Rodbard (1978), Raab (1981a) and Carroll and Ruppert (1982b). When duplicate counts are taken at each concentration, the first method is only 20% efficient asymptotically in comparison to the third, and the resulting estimate of the minimum detectable concentration is asymptotically 3.3 times more variable for first than the third. Less dramatic results obtain for the second estimator compared to the third; this estimator is still not efficient, however. Simulation results and an example are supportive of the asymptotic theory. Keywords: Least squares method
On the Cumulants of cumulative processes by Walter L Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cumulative processes were introduced in 1955 as a natural concomitant to the study of what the author called regenerative processes (Smith, 1955). In that first paper some basic results concerning cumulative processes were obtained; these were also explained, and the notions of cumulative and regenerative processes further detailed, in Smith (1958). For the purpose of the present discussion, the cumulative process is presented
Teachers' manual for freehand drawing in primary schools by Walter Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1878 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portfolio of maps--the United States by counties : initial potential summaries by Petroleum Information Corporation( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lewis S. Smith and family of "old Yorkshire" by Walter L Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Branching processes in Markovian environments by Walter L Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paper generalizes the theory given in a previous paper for the Branching Process with Random Environments (BPRE) to cover situations where a certain kind of Markov dependence holds between successive environmental variables. The new process is called a Branching Process with Markovian Environments (BPME)
Exploring the Learning Experiences of Filipino Nurse Immigrants New tothe U.S. Healthcare Industry by Walter L Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Precepting, coaching, and mentoring are teaching methods used extensively in nursing education in U.S. healthcare facilities. Filipino nurse immigrants have cultural backgrounds that may influence their experience with and perspectives of these learning interventions. Although Filipino nurse immigrants comprise approximately 0.2% of the population of Registered Nurses in the United States, and over 52% of the foreign-trained nurses in the United States (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 2010), little is known about how they perceive their learning experiences in U.S. healthcare settings. Providing this population with on the job learning experiences sensitive to their cultural preferences could potentially enhance their learning, expedite their cultural acclimation and possibly lead to improved patient outcomes. The method employed is a Qualitative Interview Study. Twelve Filipino nurse immigrants of varying tenure from several different Midwest healthcare institutions, both acute and long-term care facilities, are asked to share the stories of their learning experiences, both as they completed their formal education in the Philippines and as they began their nursing practice in the United States. The goal of this dissertation is to discover and document the learning experiences of Filipino immigrant nurses, then reflect on those experiences using the conceptual frameworks of informal learning, the helping constructs, and cultural dimensions. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest llc. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
Dielectric breakdown induced by picosecond laser pulses by Walter L Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report contains the consolidated results of investigations, carried out in the period January 1974 - June 1976 on the damage threshold of transparent optical materials. Single picosecond pulses at 1.06 micrometers, 0.53 micrometers and 0.35 micrometers were obtained from a mode-locked Nd-YAG oscillator-amplifier-frequency multiplier system. The pulses are Gaussian in space and time and permit the determination of breakdown thresholds with a reproducibility of fifteen percent. It is shown that the breakdown thresholds reported here are characteristics of the bulk material, which include nine alkali halides, five different laser host materials, KDP, quartz, sapphire and calcium fluoride. The extension of the damage data to the ultraviolet is significant, because some indication is obtained that two- and three-photon absorption processes begin to play a role in determining the threshold. Throughout the visible region of the spectrum the threshold is still an increasing function of frequency, indicating that avalanche ionization is the dominant factor in determining the breakdown threshold. This is confirmed by a detailed study of the damage morphology with a high resolution microscope just above the threshold. A detailed discussion of the influence of self-focusing is given, and evidence for beam distortion below the power threshold for complete self-focusing is presented, confirming the theory of Marburger. Chapter I describes briefly previous work on laser induced breakdown and the relationship of the present work to that described in technical report 643, Laser Induced Damage in Solids, May, 1973, by D.W. Fradin
EXP, the scientific word processor by Simon L Smith( )

2 editions published in 1987 and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For scientific or mathematical documents, with the following features: 'what you see is what you get' capability; automatic positioning and centering of mathematical symbols; macros; windows allowing you to edit up to four files at once; automatic numbering for equations, chapters, sections, footnotes, and exercises; block operations; find; search and replace; automatic word-wrap for both text and mathematics; soft-hyphenations; proportional spacing; comments that will not be printed; variety of fonts
Some results using general moment functions by Walter L Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paper proves a theorem which, in a somewhat more restricted version, was given by the author during the Chapel Hill Symposium on Congestion Theory (Smith and Wilkinson (1965), pp 132-133). The proof then available was needlessly complicated; it now follows from a useful general theorem concerning generating functions
On the cumulants of renewal processes by Walter L Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Smit, U. L.

Smith, Walter Laws.

Wally Smith (mathematician) Amerikaans statisticus

Смит В.Л.

Смит, В. Л 1926-

Уолли Смит

ওয়ালি স্মিথ

スミス, W. L

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