90 results for Thesis, 1960

  • The development of Otago's main road network

    Baker, Neill Reginald (1969)

    Masters thesis
    University of Otago

    x, 112 leaves :ill. (some col.), maps ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references. University of Otago department: Geography.

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  • W. E. Gudgeon : his contribution to the annexation of the Cook Islands.

    Currie, Ernest Rowland (1963)

    Masters thesis
    University of Otago

    v, 90 leaves ; 30 cm. Bibliography: leaf iv-v.

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  • Aspects of the biology of some New Zealand echinoderms : feeding, growth and reproduction in the asteroids, Patiriella regularis (Verrill, 1867) and Coscinasterias calamaria (Gray, 1840).

    Crump, Robin (1969)

    Doctoral thesis
    University of Otago

    192 leaves :illus. ; 30 cm. Bibliography: p.138-147. The author's "The flight response in Struthiolaria papulosa giges Sowerby", reprinted from the New Zealand journal of marine and freshwater research, v.2, no.3, Sept., 1968, in pocket. University of Otago department: Zoology

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  • Mach's principle in general relativity, and other gravitational theories

    Johnson, David Louthwood (1968)

    Masters thesis
    University of Otago

    viii, 292 leaves ; 30 cm. Bibliography: leaves 281-289. Typescript. University of Otago department: Mathematics.

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  • The natural history of autoimmune disorders in mice and its modification by therapy

    Casey, Thomas Patrick (1964)

    Post-doctoral thesis
    University of Otago

    3 volumes; illustrations; diagrams. Thesis (M.D.) - University of Otago.

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  • Trichosurus vulpecula and rattus norvegious in the epidemiology of two arboviruses.

    Dempster, Alexander George (1964)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    v, 70 leaves ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references.

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  • Some aspects of molybdenum halide chemistry

    Gainsford, G.J. (1969)

    Doctoral thesis
    University of Canterbury Library

    Chemical and X-ray crystallographic studies of molybdenum(II) halides, which are based on the well-known (Mo₆Cl₈)⁴⁺ cluster, have been carried out. Contrary to previous reports, the reactions of 2,2'-bipyridyl with the halides (Mo₆Cl₈)Cl₄ and (Mo₆Cl₈)I₄ yield, even under mild conditions, bipyridylium salts of chloromolybdic(II) and iodomolybdic(II) acids respectively: (BipyH)₂((Mo₆Cl₈)X₆) where X = Cl, I and Bipy = 2,2'-bipyridyl. The reactions are complicated by the formation of mixtures of products, which are mainly various crystalline forms of the bipyridylium salts. An amorphous product may be a true mono-bipyridyl complex. An unusual oxidation occurs during the reactions of triphenylphosphine (Ph₃P) and triphenylarsine (Ph₃As) with (Mo₆Cl₈)Cl₄ and (Mo₆Cl₈)I₄. Infra-red spectral and X-ray powder photographic studies show that the oxidized ligand complexes, (Mo₆Cl₈)X₄(Ph₃Z0)₂ (X = Cl, I; Z = As,P), are formed except under conditions in which both molecular and chemically-bound oxygen is rigorously excluded. The conditions required to coordinate more than two neutral unidentate ligands to the (Mo₆Cl₈)⁴⁺ cluster have been examined. It proved possible to obtain new ionic complexes under a range of conditions. The six-fold coordination of the (Mo₆Cl₈)⁴⁺ cluster is maintained in these compounds (e.g. ((Mo₆Cl₈)I₃(triphenylphosphine oxide)₂(pyridine))⁺I⁻) by the ionization of one or more of the terminal halogen atoms in the molybdenum(II) halide starting material (e.g.(Mo₆Cl₈)I₄). The X-ray single crystal structures of two isomorphous salts, (BipyH)₂(( (Mo₆Cl₈)X₆) (X = Cl,I), have been solved using the difference Patterson method. To solve another crystalline modification of the chloro-salt, the (Mo₆Cl₈) cluster was constrained to its established geometry with its centroid fixed at the origin of the unit cell. This rigid group of atoms was then rotated by the least-squares refinement of the three orientation-defining angles. The three structures contain discrete ((Mo₆Cl₈)X₆)²⁻(X = Cl,I) and (C₁₀H₉N₂)⁺ (bipyridylium) ions. The anions consist of highly-symmetric (Mo₆Cl₈) clusters (Mo-Mo = 2.606, Mo-Cl = 2.48 Ao), with six terminal halogen atoms (X) bound by single covalent bonds to the molybdenum atoms (Mo-Cl = 2.423, Mo-I = 2.737 Ao). The bipyridylium cations are twisted from perfect cis conformations in all three structures. The average dihedral angle between the two rings is 13 degrees. Further details of the geometries of the anion and cation are discussed. The ionic packing in the three crystals is dominated by the bulky anions. These are arranged in expanded "hexagonal close-packed" layers with the cations centred on approximately trigonal holes in this array. The two crystalline modifications of the chloro-salt differ in the orientation of the bipyridylium cations in these layers.

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  • Uranium luminescence

    Nicholas, J.V. (1966)

    Doctoral thesis
    University of Canterbury Library

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  • Lower ionospheric irregularities

    Vincent, R.A. (1967)

    Doctoral thesis
    University of Canterbury Library

    This thesis is a study of the structure of that part of the ionosphere lying between 60 and 120 km. In the usual terminology the ionized parts of the atmosphere in this altitude range are called the ionospheric D and E regions, the boundary between them occurring at a height of 90 km. Above this height the E region extends upwards to 140 km, the base of the F region. Since the ionization below 50 km is not enough to effect the propagation or radio waves this height effectively marks the bottom of the D region. There is also another system of nomenclature based on the neutral gas temperatures of the atmosphere. The mesosphere lies in the altitude range 50 to 85 km, which is a region of decreasing temperature with height. Because they refer to the same height range the terms mesosphere and D region are often used synonymously in the following work. Above 90 km the temperature increases, rapidly at first and then more slowly, in the thermosphere.

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  • The Effects of psychiatric status, sex, and concepts rated on semantic differential response style

    Priest, Peter Neville (1969)

    Masters thesis
    University of Waikato

    The psychological literature contains evidence that the Semantic Differential (SD) (Osgood, Suci and Tannenbaum, 1957) is capable of differentiating psychiatric groups from normal controls on the basis of checking style. There were three specific aims of this present study. The first was to gain further confirmation of the ability of the SD to distinguish psychiatric patients from normal subjects. The second was to see whether the sex of the subject affected his checking style and thirdly, the writer wished to see whether the actual concepts used with the SD affected response tendency. However, before these three hypotheses are discussed in detail an introduction to the SD and a review of the important literature on the instrument are in order.

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  • A Pilot investigation into the assessment of changes in the psycholinguistic abilities of new-entrant Māori school children using the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities

    St George, William Vivian Ross (1969)

    Masters thesis
    University of Waikato

    The role of language as the principal medium of instruction within the New Zealand (N .Z.) educational system has recently received increasing attention both from researchers and those responsible for the formulation of our national educational policy. In particular, much attention has been directed toward the Maori pupil and the use of the English language as the medium for his instruction. The range of literature on this question includes controlled research studies on English usage by Maori children, educational policy statements concerning the - medium of instruction to be employed in New Zealand schools and writings of a more speculative, and potentially political nature, questioning educational policy and the role of language in "Maori education".

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  • The Conservation Movement in New Zealand

    Allen, Peter D.H. (1967)

    Masters thesis
    University of Waikato

    Over the past 150 years of European settlement of New Zealand, the basis of economic growth has been the exploitation of her natural resources. The object of this study is to examine the character, motives, and exploitation of the natural resources, and the growth of attitudes to conservation. Because of the scope that such a study could cover, it is necessary to restrict it to the more outstanding characteristics of the movement for conservation in New Zealand. In the first chapter the conservation movement, particularly that of the United States, will be discussed. This will be followed in Chapter II by an examination of the resource elements of New Zealand in terms of their nature and degree of exhaustibility. In Chapter III, conservation policies and attitudes towards various resources will be identified, from the early years of European settlement to the end of World War II. The changing attitudes to the utilisation of resources, will be examined to determine their relative importance in deciding how various resources will be utilised. Contemporary attitudes to the utilisation of utilisation of resources, and to the conservation of those resources will be examined in Chapter IV. In the final chapter an attempt will be made to - 6 - identify a "conservation movement" in New Zealand in terms of the development of attitudes to resource use over the 150 years of European settlement. This study is made with the aim of highlighting developments in conservation thought at a time when the implications of' "conservation" are assuming increasing importance for New Zealand.

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  • Balance, cognitive tuning, status and positivity bias in communication of impressions

    Armstrong, Warwick David (1969)

    Masters thesis
    University of Waikato

    Experiment 1 (n=120) was a 3x2x2 analysis of variance design, investigating the interaction of the effect of cognitive tuning, balance and sex on polarization of personality impressions. While balance variables influenced polarization it did not mask the different polarization effects of the cognitive tuning sets, transmission and reception. The checking of positive traits outstriped the checking of negative traits by a factor of 2. 25. Males polarized more than females. Experiment 2 (n=40) investigated the interaction of tuning, sex and status. Status and sex effects on polarization were significantly different on transmission tuning only.

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  • Sir Henry Atkinson: A political biography, 1872-1892

    Bassett, Judith (1966)

    Masters thesis
    University of Waikato

    This thesis attempts to examine in some detail the political career of Sir Harry Atkinson who held Cabinet rank for twelve of the twenty years it covers, and who dominated the Treasury for more than a decade, yet upon whom historians have so for been reluctant to expend very much thought or research. In the earliest histories of nineteenth century New Zealand Atkinson appears briefly as a sinister, equivocal figure, and in the later histories he assumes a bluff, honest aspect. Neither school presents a three-dimensional figure.

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  • Technical education in New Zealand: A Survey of developments and trends from 1940 to 1966

    Collett, Graeme Richard (1967)

    Masters thesis
    University of Waikato

    We live in a time of change. All around us are a variety of goods; transistor radios, television sets, pre-packed frozen foods, plastic goods, synthetic materials, electrical appliances and a host of others, which were unheard of twenty-five years ago. In fact, we in New Zealand are experiencing the effect of a world wide technological revolution, which is having far reaching effects of the way of life of people throughout the world. To the fore of this revolution are the scientists and technologists who generate new ideas and learning, but equally important have become the group of skilled people who apply these ideas in practice. This group in New Zealand, receive its training mainly through our system of technical education, which has undergone vast changes as technology has advanced and needs have changed.

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  • The Significance of subsurface water as a geomorphic agent in an area of the Greywacke Ranges near Whitehall

    Oliver, Timothy Ian (1967)

    Masters thesis
    University of Waikato

    The area chosen for study is situated in the Whitehall district approximately 7 ½ miles ENE of Cambridge at GR N66/106378 (Figure 1). Recent mass movement features on part of the south and southeast-facing slopes of a valley that is tributary to the Karapiro Stream, and thence the Waikato River, were studied in some detail, but reference is also made to specific features in the area draining to the east. The southwest-facing slopes, with a relative relief of nearly 500 feet, rise to about 1,200 feet a.s.1., where a plateau-like surface dissected by broad mass movement gullies, slopes gradually to the east.

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  • Military Settlement in the Middle Waikato Basin

    Allen, Peter D. H. (1969)

    Doctoral thesis
    University of Waikato

    Military settlement formed a brief but distinctive phase in the European occupation of the Middle Waikato Basin. Prior to the 1863 - 1864 Waikato War, few Europeans, other than a small number of missionaries and traders, were settled in the region. The setting of the Middle Waikato Basin was largely unmodified by Man, except along the major rivers where a dense Maori population was settled. During the 1850's, the encroachment of European settlers upon Maori tribal lands in many North Island regions, including the Waikato, led to an increase in tension between the two populations and open conflict. This conflict slowed down the progress of colonization in the North Island. To enable colonization to continue in those regions disturbed by Maori unrest, a scheme of military settlement was devised. The aim of this scheme was the formation of compact, self-sufficient defensive settlements to act as a deterrent to Maori unrest. These settlements would also provide an assurance to settlers of security for their life and property. Military settlement in the Middle Waikato Basin consisted of two phases. In the first phase, the nodal points of the military settlements, the townships, were established and occupied by the military settlers. In the second phase, farm districts were surveyed around the nodal points and the military settlers moved out from the townships to occupy and develop the land they were allocated. A number of factors, relating to deficiencies in the scheme of military settlement and to the particular problems of settlement in the region, contributed to the failure of the military settlers to successfully establish farms on the land they were allocated. The scheme of military settlement largely failed as a method of colonization in the Middle Waikato Basin. However, the pattern of human occupation, established in the initial phase of military settlement, remained when the need for defensive settlements had gone, and forms the basis of the present pattern of settlement.

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  • Studies in the solid state : optical spectra of IrCl62- and PtCl62- complexes

    Douglas, I.N. (1969)

    Doctoral thesis
    University of Canterbury Library

    The optical absorption spectra of the complexes IrCl62- and PtCl62- in single crystals of Cs2ZrCl6, Cs2HfCl6 and K2SnCl6, and PdCl62- in Cs2ZrCl6 have been studied at liquid helium temperature. Both molecular orbital theory and ligand field theory are used to interpret the results. The rich vibrational structure observed in many of the bands is analysed in terms of the vibrational modes of the complexes. Several long progressions involving up to twelve quanta of the totally symmetric vibration, ylg, were observed throughout the spectra, indicating that the transitions are to states in which the bond length has changed. Luminescent bands due to transitions from the triplet states of the 5d6 configuration of Pt4+ in crystals of the type K2PtCl6 have been found in the red and green regions of the spectrum. A study of the temperature dependence of the band width of the red luminescence in K2PtCl6 powder has been made and fitted to a coth function. At liquid helium temperature both bands showed vibrational progressions, involving several quanta of the totally symmetric vibration.

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  • The geomorphology of the Kawarau gorge

    Stroud, Alastair Thomas (1968)

    Masters thesis
    University of Otago

    Interloan access to Geology theses must first be approved by the Geology Department. Format: x, 100, xi-xv leaves : illus., maps (1 in pocket) ; 26 cm.

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  • The geology of an area surrounding Hyde, Central Otago

    MacPherson, James Malcolm (1969)

    Other thesis
    University of Otago

    Interloan access to Geology theses must first be approved by the Geology Department. Format: ix, 87 leaves : illus., fold. maps (in pockets) ; 28 cm.

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