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Characteristics of psychiatric inpatients who engage in assualtive behaviour in Mathari Hospital, Nairobi
(University if Nairobi Research archive, 1991)Literature on assaultive behaviour by psychiatric in patients was reviewed. A total of 142 violent incidents perpetrated by 68 males and 74 female patients were studied over a period of 3 months. Of the total incidents of ... 
Mathematical modelling of the Olkaria Geothermal Reservoir
(School of Mathematics, University of Nairobi, 199605)The basic equations which govern the flow of fluids in a geothermal reservoir (often a twophase mixture of steam. and water) are outlined. The governing nonlinear system of partial differential equations that arises is ... 
KenyaEthiopia Relations: a Study of the Significance of Economic and Political Factors Contributing to Cooperation, 19631991
(Nairobi university, 2005)This thesis analyses and explains the nature of interstate relations between Kenya and Ethiopia. An analysis of the two countries' relations shows that despite change of leadership in both Kenya and Ethiopia and despite ... 
Numerical Computation of Steady Buoyancy Driven MHD Heat and Mass Transfer Past An Inclined Infinite Flat Plate with Sinusoidal Surface Boundary Conditions
(2007)In this paper we study the e ects of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) uid ow on a two dimensional boundary layer ow of a steady free convection heat and mass transfer on an inclined plate in which the angle of inclination ... 
Analysis of Loss Ratios Using a Mixed Linear Model
(University of Nairobi, 2008)Loss ratios have been employed by a broad range of users for diverse purposes. Insurance companies, regulators, investors, rating agencies, investment analysts, lenders and others have used the loss ratio for their particular ... 
Revisiting nondegenerate parametric downconversion
(SpringerVerlag, 2008)he quantum dynamics of a twomode nonresonant parametric downconversion process is studied by recasting the time evolution equations for the basic operators in an equivalent spin equation form with simpler exact solutions ... 
Generalized relativistic dynamics in a noninertial reference frame
(SpringerVerlag, 2010)Generalized relativistic field equations have been derived for dynamics in a noninertial reference frame interpreted as a Finsler space where events are specified by both spacetime coordinates and corresponding velocities ... 
A Direct Calculation of FirstOrder Wave Function of Helium
(IOP Publishing, 2010)We develop a simple analytic calculation for the first order wave function of helium in a model in which nuclear charge screening is caused by repulsive coulomb interaction. The perturbation term, firstorder correlation ... 
3DIMENSIONAL MATHEMATICAL MODELLING OF TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION IN POROUS MEDIA
(Academic Publications, Ltd., 2011)An alternative method of the numerical solution of the heat equation is presented. A threedimensional modelling approach is used in this paper rather than one or two dimensional models in order to account for the lateral ... 
Analytical Absorption CrossSection for Photon by a Hydrogen 2s Atom
(IOP Publishing, 201104)We calculate the absorption crosssection for photon by a hydrogen 2s atom using the quantumclassical approximation for the total photo crosssection of many electron atoms. With the application of the firstorder term ... 
AN ESTIMATE OF VELOCITY PROFILE IN LAMINAR BOUNDARY LAYER
(Academic Publications, Ltd., 20110902)This paper examines the boundary layer thickness developed for an incompressible viscous fluid flowing over a flat plate. The solution of the Blasius problem is considered. In this paper, the authors propose a polynomial ... 
Numerical solutions of the Burgers’ system in two dimensions under varied initial and boundary conditions
(2012)In this paper, we generate varied sets of exact initial and Dirichlet boundary conditions for the 2D Burgers’ equations from general analytical solutions via HopfCole transformation and separation of variables. These ... 
Steady MHD poiseuille flow between two infinite parallel porous plates in an inclined magnetic field
(2012)In this paper, we examine the motion of a two dimensional steady flow of a viscous, electrically conducting, incompressible fluid flowing between two infinite parallel porous plates under the influence of transverse magnetic ... 
ON SINGULAR CAUCHY PROBLEM OF EULERPOISSON DARBOUX EQUATION
(2012)We solve the singular Cauchy problem of EulerPoissonDarboux equation. The Riemann function, a solution corresponding to the adjoint equation is calculated and it enables us to evaluate any solution at a point by the ... 
Mathematical modelling of wind turbine in a wind energy conversion system: Power coefficient analysis
(201201)The world is increasingly going green in its energy use. Wind power is a green renewable source of energy that can compete effectively with fossil fuel as a generator of power in the electricity market. For this effective ... 
AN INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTS OF BOUNDARY LAYER THICKNESS ON A THIN FILM OF LIQUID FLOW DOWN AN INCLINED PLANE
(20121230)The motion of fluid substances may be described by the NavierStokes (NS) equations. The equations arise from the application of Newton’s second Law of motion to a fluid. In this paper, NS equations in two dimensions ... 
On the Solution of Confined Aquifer Flow Equations: Finite Difference Approximations
(Hikari Ltd, 2013)In general, groundwater flow in porous media on a microscopic level is threedimensional. However, when considering regional flow problems ie groundwater flow on a macroscopic level, it is noted that because of the low ... 
Weak Solution of the Singular Cauchy Problem of EulerPoissonDarboux Equation for n= 4
(2013)We consider the singular Cauchy problem of EulerPoissonDarboux equation (EPD) of the form utt+ k t ut=∇ 2u u (x, 0)= f (x), ut (x, 0)= 0 where∇ 2 is the Laplacian operator in R n, n will refer to dimension and k a real ... 
Supporting Information for: Rheological Properties of Blends of Isotactic Polystyrene–
(2013)Figure S1: Optical micrographs and atomic force microscopy (AFM) images for the 95% iPpMS–5% iPS binary system dewetted at 𝑇dew= 240℃ and at different incubation times.(a) shows a 200 nm film before the dewetting ...