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• #### Connectivity Properties of the Flip Graph After Forbidding Triangulation Edges ﻿

(University of Waterloo, 2022-09-23)
The flip graph for a set $P$ of points in the plane has a vertex for every triangulation of $P$, and an edge when two triangulations differ by one flip that replaces one triangulation edge by another. The flip graph is ...
• #### Red Earth: Shaping the Igbo family compound ﻿

(University of Waterloo, 2022-09-23)
Like many other African indigenous peoples, the Igbo of Nigeria established multi-generational compound homes. Many of these family compounds remain in southeastern Nigeria’s rural communities, although not as originally ...
• #### Free-Flow Counterflow Gradient Focusing for Protein Fractionation ﻿

(University of Waterloo, 2022-09-23)
In free-flow electrophoresis (FFE), a pressure-driven flow applied perpendicular to the electric field enables the continuous separation of charged solutes. Meanwhile, outlets located at the end of the separation region ...
• #### Field derived phosphorus accumulation rates and fractionation in bioretention cells ﻿

(University of Waterloo, 2022-09-23)
Bioretention cells are commonly used green infrastructure in urban stormwater management systems. They show promising performance in managing stormwater and mitigating a multitude of pollutants. In urban catchments, they ...
• #### Clique minors in dense matroids ﻿

(University of Waterloo, 2022-09-23)
The objective of this thesis is to bound the number of points a $U_{2,\ell+2}$- and $M(K_{k+1})$-minor-free matroid has. We first prove that a sufficiently large matroid will contain a structure called a tower. We then use ...

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