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Analysis and implementation of a positivity preserving numerical method for an HIV model
(2007)This thesis deals with analysis and implementation of a positivity preserving numerical method for a vaccination model for the transmission dynamics of two HIVsubtypesnin a given community. The continuous model is analyzed ... 
Analysis and Implementation of a Positivity Preserving Numerical Method for an HIV model
(University of the Western Cape, 2007)This thesis deals with analysis and implementation of a positivity preserving numerical method for a vaccination model for the transmission dynamics of two HIV subtypes in a given community. The continuous model is analyzed ... 
Analysis and simulation of nonlinear option pricing problems
(University of Western Cape, 2021)We present the BlackScholes Merton partial differential equation (BSMPDE) and its analytical solution. We present the BlackScholes option pricing model and list some limitations of this model. We also present a nonlinear ... 
Automorphism groups of some designs of steiner triple systems and the atomorphism groups of their block intersection graphs
(University of the Western Cape, 2014)A Steiner triple system of order v is a collection of subsets of size three from a set of velements such that every pair of the elements of the set is contained in exactly one 3subset. In this study, we discuss some ... 
The Birch and SwinnertonDyer Conjecture for elliptic curves.
(University of the Western Cape, 2014)The aim of this dissertation is to provide an exposition of the Birch and SwinnertonDyer Conjecture, considered by many to be one of the most important unsolved problems in modern Mathematics. A review of topics in Algebraic ... 
Boundedness and pseudocompactness in pointfree topology
(University of Western Cape, 2019)This dissertation is a presentation to generalize boundedness and pseudocompactness in pointfree topology. We rst obtain and introduce a boundedness notion for elements of a frame. This is then further inspiration to ... 
Character tables of some selected groups of extension type using FischerClifford matrices
(University of the Western Cape, 2015)The aim of this dissertation is to calculate character tables of group extensions. There are several well developed methods for calculating the character tables of some selected group extensions. The method we study in ... 
Codes Related to and Derived from Hamming Graphs
(University of the Western Cape, 2013)Codes Related to and Derived from Hamming Graphs T.R Muthivhi M.Sc thesis, Department of Mathematics, University of Western Cape For integers n; k 1; and k n; the graph k n has vertices the 2n vectors of Fn2 and ... 
Codes Related to and Derived from Hamming Graphs
(University of the Western Cape, 2013)For integers n, k 2:: 1, and k ~ n, the graph r~has vertices the 2n vectors of lF2 and adjacency defined by two vectors being adjacent if they differ in k coordinate positions. In particular, r~is the classical ncube, ... 
Codes, graphs and designs related to iterated line graphs of complete graphs
(University of the Western Cape, 2011)In this thesis, we describe linear codes over prime fields obtained from incidence designs of iterated line graphs of complete graphs Li(Kn) where i = 1,2. In the binary case, results are extended to codes from ... 
Construction and analysis of efficient numerical methods to solve mathematical models of TB and HIV coinfection
(University of the Western Cape, 2011)The global impact of the converging dual epidemics of tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is one of the major public health challenges of our time, because in many countries, human immunodeficiency ... 
Design, analysis and simulation of a robust numerical method to solve Zika virus models
(University of the Western Cape, 2019)This thesis deals with the analysis and robust simulation of mathematical models describing Zika virus disease. Some background information about the occurrences of this disease and most recent literature indicating some ... 
Discrete and continuous time methods of optimization in pension fund management
(2010)Pensions are essentially the only source of income for many retired workers. It is thus critical that the pension fund manager chooses the right type of plan for his/her workers.Every pension scheme follows its own set of ... 
Discrete time methods of pricing Asian options
(University of Western Cape, 2014)This dissertation studies the computation methods of pricing of Asian options. Asian options are options in which the underlying variable is the average price over a period of time. Because of this, Asian options have a ... 
Do money managers outperform their respective benchmark? Evidence from South African Unit Trust industry
(University of the Western Cape, 2015)Motivated by the growing attraction of the mutual fund industries across the world, this research seeks to explore the economic benefits contributed by the South African equity unit trust managers over the period from 1 ... 
Efficient Monte Carlo methods for pricing of electricity derivatives
(University of the Western Cape, 2012)We discuss efficient Monte Carlo methods for pricing of electricity derivatives. Electricity derivatives are risk management tools used in deregulated electricity markets. In the past,research in electricity derivatives ... 
Elementary Logic as a Tool in Proving Mathematical Statements
(University of the Western Cape, 2008)An analysis of South African school mathematics results indicates that one of the problem areas in the mathematical performance of learners is proof and proving. In an endeavour to improve the mathematical proving ability ... 
Estimating the cost of deposit insurance for a commercial bank following an optimal investment strategy
(University of Western Cape, 2020)Commercial banks play a dominant role in facilitating the economic growth of a country by acting as an intermediary between the de cit spending unit (borrowers) and the surplus spending unit (lenders). In particular, ... 
Groupoids of homogeneous factorisations of graphs
(University of the Western Cape, 2009)This thesis is a study on the confluence of algebraic structures and graph theory. Its aim is to consider groupoids from factorisations of complete graphs. We are especially interested in the cases where the factors are ... 
The impact of using technology through cooperative learning on learners’ performance on grade 11 circle geometry
(University of the Western Cape, 201911)Euclidean geometry was recently reintroduced as a compulsory topic in the Mathematics Curriculum for learners in the Further Education and Training (FET) band in 2012. The diagnostic analysis reports on the National ...