Recent Submissions

  • Efficient Variable Mesh Techniques to solve Interior Layer Problems 

    Mbayi, Charles K. (University of Western Cape, 2020)
    Singularly perturbed problems have been studied extensively over the past few years from different perspectives. The recent research has focussed on the problems whose solutions possess interior layers. These interior ...
  • High Accuracy Fitted Operator Methods for Solving Interior Layer Problems 

    Sayi, Mbani T (University of the Western Cape, 2020)
    Fitted operator finite difference methods (FOFDMs) for singularly perturbed problems have been explored for the last three decades. The construction of these numerical schemes is based on introducing a fitting factor ...
  • Robust numerical methods to solve differential equations arising in cancer modeling 

    Shikongo, Albert (University of the Western Cape, 2020)
    Cancer is a complex disease that involves a sequence of gene-environment interactions in a progressive process that cannot occur without dysfunction in multiple systems. From a mathematical point of view, the sequence ...
  • Fractional Black-Scholes equations and their robust numerical simulations 

    Nuugulu, Samuel Megameno (University of Western Cape, 2020)
    Conventional partial differential equations under the classical Black-Scholes approach have been extensively explored over the past few decades in solving option pricing problems. However, the underlying Efficient Market ...
  • Design, analysis and simulation of a robust numerical method to solve Zika virus models 

    Fundzama, Bafana Mthobisi (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 ...
  • Stochastic modeling of an HIV/AIDS epidemic with treatment 

    Nsuami, Mozart Umba (University of the Western Cape, 2019)
    The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to be among the most devastating diseases in human history despite the new scientific advances and serious public health interventions. The greatest burden of HIV/AIDS is still in sub-Saharan ...
  • Valuation of options for hedging against exchange rate exposure 

    Don, Marlon Junaide (University of the Western Cape, 2019)
    The risk associated with currency exposure is one of the main sources of risk in terms of internationally diversi ed portfolios. Controlling the risk is important for improving the performance of international investments. ...
  • Quasi-uniform and syntopogenous structures on categories 

    Iragi, Minani (University of the Western Cape, 2019)
    In a category C with a proper (E; M)-factorization system for morphisms, we further investigate categorical topogenous structures and demonstrate their prominent role played in providing a uni ed approach to the theory ...
  • Robust computational methods to simulate slow-fast dynamical systems governed by predator-prey models 

    Mergia, Woinshet D. (University of the Western Cape, 2019)
    Numerical approximations of multiscale problems of important applications in ecology are investigated. One of the class of models considered in this work are singularly perturbed (slow-fast) predator-prey systems which ...
  • Mathematical modeling of the transmission dynamics of malaria in South Sudan 

    Mukhtar, Abdulaziz Yagoub Abdelrahman (University of the Western Cape, 2019)
    Malaria is a common infection in tropical areas, transmitted between humans through female anopheles mosquito bites as it seeks blood meal to carry out egg production. The infection forms a direct threat to the lives of ...
  • Interior operators and their applications 

    Assfaw, Fikreyohans Solomon (University of the Western Cape, 2019)
    Categorical closure operators were introduced by Dikranjan and Giuli in [DG87] and then developed by these authors and Tholen in [DGT89]. These operators have played an important role in the development of Categorical ...
  • An analytical model for assessing the knowledge of statistical procedures amongst postgraduate students in a higher educational environment 

    Kamleu, Germaine (University of the Western Cape, 2019)
    Over the past decades, the use and application of statistical concepts for university students have been a big challenge learned from their previous courses. Aftermath of democracy, South African higher education focused ...
  • Topogenous Structures on Categories 

    Iragi, Minani (University of the Western Cape, 2016)
    Although the interior operators correspond to a special class of neighbourhood operators, the closure operators are not nicely related to the latter. We introduce and study the notion of topogenous orders on a category ...
  • On the primarity of some block intersection graphs 

    Vodah, Sunday (University of the Western Cape, 2018)
    A tactical con guration consists of a nite set V of points, a nite set B of blocks and an incidence relation between them, so that all blocks are incident with the same number k points, and all points are incident with ...
  • Mathematical models for optimal management of bank capital, reserves and liquidity 

    van Schalkwyk, Garth (University of the Western Cape, 2019)
    The aim of this study is to construct and propose continuous-time mathematical models for optimal management of bank capital, reserves and liquidity. This aim emanates from the global financial crisis of 2007 − 2009. In ...
  • Codes, graphs and designs from maximal subgroups of alternating groups 

    Mumba, Nephtale Bvalamanja (University of the Western Cape, 2018)
    The main theme of this thesis is the construction of linear codes from adjacency matrices or sub-matrices of adjacency matrices of regular graphs. We first examine the binary codes from the row span of biadjacency ...
  • On the method of lines for singularly perturbed partial differential equations 

    Mbroh, Nana Adjoah (University of the Western Cape, 2017)
    Many chemical and physical problems are mathematically described by partial differential equations (PDEs). These PDEs are often highly nonlinear and therefore have no closed form solutions. Thus, it is necessary to ...
  • On the numerical integration of singularly perturbed Volterra integro-differential equations 

    Iragi, Bakulikira (University of the Western Cape, 2017)
    Efficient numerical approaches for parameter dependent problems have been an inter- esting subject to numerical analysts and engineers over the past decades. This is due to the prominent role that these problems play in ...
  • Pricing European options : a model-free approach 

    Nkosi, Siboniso Confrence (University of the Western Cape, 2016)
    This paper focuses on the newly revived interest to model free approach in finance. Instead of postulating some probability measure it emerges in a form of an outer-measure. We review the behavior of a market stock price ...
  • Topogenous structures on categories 

    Iragi, Minani (University of the Western Cape, 2016)
    Although the interior operators correspond to a special class of neighbourhood operators, the closure operators are not nicely related to the latter. We introduce and study the notion of topogenous orders on a category ...

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