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# Search results for: rational points.

##### 870 The Number of Rational Points on Elliptic Curves and Circles over Finite Fields

**Authors:**
Betül Gezer,
Ahmet Tekcan,
Osman Bizim

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Elliptic curves over finite fields,
rational points on
elliptic curves and circles.

##### 869 The Number of Rational Points on Conics Cp,k : x2 − ky2 = 1 over Finite Fields Fp

**Authors:**
Ahmet Tekcan

**Abstract:**

Let p be a prime number, Fp be a finite field, and let k ∈ F*p. In this paper, we consider the number of rational points onconics Cp,k: x2 − ky2 = 1 over Fp. We proved that the order of Cp,k over Fp is p-1 if k is a quadratic residue mod p and is p + 1 if k is not a quadratic residue mod p. Later we derive some resultsconcerning the sums ΣC[x]p,k(Fp) and ΣC[y]p,k(Fp), the sum of x- and y-coordinates of all points (x, y) on Cp,k, respectively.

**Keywords:**
Elliptic curve,
conic,
rational points.

##### 868 The Number of Rational Points on Singular Curvesy 2 = x(x - a)2 over Finite Fields Fp

**Authors:**
Ahmet Tekcan

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Singular curve,
elliptic curve,
rational points.

##### 867 Rational Points on Elliptic Curves 2 3 3y = x + a inF , where p 5(mod 6) is Prime

**Authors:**
Gokhan Soydan,
Musa Demirci,
Nazli Yildiz Ikikardes,
Ismail Naci Cangul

**Abstract:**

In this work, we consider the rational points on elliptic curves over finite fields Fp where p ≡ 5 (mod 6). We obtain results on the number of points on an elliptic curve y2 ≡ x3 + a3(mod p), where p ≡ 5 (mod 6) is prime. We give some results concerning the sum of the abscissae of these points. A similar case where p ≡ 1 (mod 6) is considered in [5]. The main difference between two cases is that when p ≡ 5 (mod 6), all elements of Fp are cubic residues.

**Keywords:**
Elliptic curves over finite fields,
rational points.

##### 866 The Number of Rational Points on Elliptic Curves y2 = x3 + b2 Over Finite Fields

**Authors:**
Betül Gezer,
Hacer Özden,
Ahmet Tekcan,
Osman Bizim

**Abstract:**

Let p be a prime number, Fpbe a finite field and let Qpdenote the set of quadratic residues in Fp. In the first section we givesome notations and preliminaries from elliptic curves. In the secondsection, we consider some properties of rational points on ellipticcurves Ep,b: y2= x3+ b2 over Fp, where b ∈ F*p. Recall that theorder of Ep,bover Fpis p + 1 if p ≡ 5(mod 6). We generalize thisresult to any field Fnp for an integer n≥ 2. Further we obtain someresults concerning the sum Σ[x]Ep,b(Fp) and Σ[y]Ep,b(Fp), thesum of x- and y- coordinates of all points (x, y) on Ep,b, and alsothe the sum Σ(x,0)Ep,b(Fp), the sum of points (x, 0) on Ep,b.

**Keywords:**
Elliptic curves over finite fields,
rational points on elliptic curves.

##### 865 The Number of Rational Points on Elliptic Curves y2 = x3 + a3 on Finite Fields

**Authors:**
Musa Demirci,
Nazlı Yıldız İkikardeş,
Gökhan Soydan,
İsmail Naci Cangül

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Elliptic curves over finite fields,
rational points,
quadratic residue.

##### 864 The Elliptic Curves y2 = x3 - t2x over Fp

**Authors:**
Ahmet Tekcan

**Abstract:**

Let p be a prime number, Fp be a finite field and t ∈ F*p= Fp- {0}. In this paper we obtain some properties of ellipticcurves Ep,t: y2= y2= x3- t2x over Fp. In the first sectionwe give some notations and preliminaries from elliptic curves. In the second section we consider the rational points (x, y) on Ep,t. Wegive a formula for the number of rational points on Ep,t over Fnp for an integer n ≥ 1. We also give some formulas for the sum of x?andy?coordinates of the points (x, y) on Ep,t. In the third section weconsider the rank of Et: y2= x3- t2x and its 2-isogenous curve Et over Q. We proved that the rank of Etand Etis 2 over Q. In the last section we obtain some formulas for the sums Σt∈F?panp,t for an integer n ≥ 1, where ap,t denote the trace of Frobenius.

**Keywords:**
Elliptic curves over finite fields,
rational points onelliptic curves,
rank,
trace of Frobenius.

##### 863 The Diophantine Equation y2 − 2yx − 3 = 0 and Corresponding Curves over Fp

**Authors:**
Ahmet Tekcan,
Arzu Özkoç,
Hatice Alkan

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Diophantine equation,
Pell equation,
quadratic form.

##### 862 Circular Approximation by Trigonometric Bézier Curves

**Authors:**
Maria Hussin,
Malik Zawwar Hussain,
Mubashrah Saddiqa

**Abstract:**

We present a trigonometric scheme to approximate a circular arc with its two end points and two end tangents/unit tangents. A rational cubic trigonometric Bézier curve is constructed whose end control points are defined by the end points of the circular arc. Weight functions and the remaining control points of the cubic trigonometric Bézier curve are estimated by variational approach to reproduce a circular arc. The radius error is calculated and found less than the existing techniques.

**Keywords:**
Control points,
rational trigonometric Bézier curves,
radius error,
shape measure,
weight functions.

##### 861 Arc Length of Rational Bezier Curves and Use for CAD Reparametrization

**Authors:**
Maharavo Randrianarivony

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Adaptivity,
Length,
Parametrization,
Rational Bezier

##### 860 The Conceptual and Procedural Knowledge of Rational Numbers in Primary School Teachers

**Authors:**
R. M. Kashim

**Abstract:**

The study investigates the conceptual and procedural knowledge of rational number in primary school teachers, specifically, the primary school teachers level of conceptual knowledge about rational number and the primary school teachers level of procedural knowledge about rational numbers. The study was carried out in Bauchi metropolis in Bauchi state of Nigeria. A Conceptual and Procedural Knowledge Test was used as the instrument for data collection, 54 mathematics teachers in Bauchi primary schools were involved in the study. The collections were analyzed using mean and standard deviation. The findings revealed that the primary school mathematics teachers in Bauchi metropolis posses a low level of conceptual knowledge of rational number and also possess a high level of Procedural knowledge of rational number. It is therefore recommended that to be effective, teachers teaching mathematics most posses a deep understanding of both conceptual and procedural knowledge. That way the most knowledgeable teachers in mathematics deliver highly effective rational number instructions. Teachers should not ignore the mathematical concept aspect of rational number teaching. This is because only the procedural aspect of Rational number is highlighted during instructions; this often leads to rote - learning of procedures without understanding the meanings. It is necessary for teachers to learn rational numbers teaching method that focus on both conceptual knowledge and procedural knowledge teaching.

**Keywords:**
Conceptual knowledge,
primary school teachers,
procedural knowledge,
rational numbers.

##### 859 Best Proximity Point Theorems for MT-K and MT-C Rational Cyclic Contractions in Metric Spaces

**Authors:**
M. R. Yadav,
A. K. Sharma,
B. S. Thakur

**Abstract:**

The purpose of this paper is to present a best proximity point theorems through rational expression for a combination of contraction condition, Kannan and Chatterjea nonlinear cyclic contraction in what we call MT-K and MT-C rational cyclic contraction. Some best proximity point theorems for a mapping satisfy these conditions have been established in metric spaces. We also give some examples to support our work.

**Keywords:**
Cyclic contraction,
rational cyclic contraction,
best proximity point and complete metric space.

##### 858 Primary School Teachers’ Conceptual and Procedural Knowledge of Rational Number and Its Effects on Pupils’ Achievement in Rational Numbers

**Authors:**
R. M. Kashim

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Achievement,
conceptual knowledge,
procedural knowledge,
rational numbers.

##### 857 Analysis of Statistical Data on Social Resources Dimension of Occupational Status Attainment: A Rational Choice Approach

**Authors:**
Oleg Demchenko

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Social resources,
status attainment,
rational choice,
weak ties,
work-related ties.

##### 856 Monotone Rational Trigonometric Interpolation

**Authors:**
Uzma Bashir,
Jamaludin Md. Ali

**Abstract:**

This study is concerned with the visualization of monotone data using a piecewise C1 rational trigonometric interpolating scheme. Four positive shape parameters are incorporated in the structure of rational trigonometric spline. Conditions on two of these parameters are derived to attain the monotonicity of monotone data and othertwo are leftfree. Figures are used widely to exhibit that the proposed scheme produces graphically smooth monotone curves.

**Keywords:**
Trigonometric splines,
Monotone data,
Shape preserving,
C1 monotone interpolant.

##### 855 Generating Arabic Fonts Using Rational Cubic Ball Functions

**Authors:**
Fakharuddin Ibrahim,
Jamaludin Md. Ali,
Ahmad Ramli

**Abstract:**

^{1}continuity. The conditions considered are known as the G

^{1}Hermite condition. A simple application of the proposed method is to generate an Arabic font satisfying the required continuity.

**Keywords:**
Continuity,
data interpolation,
Hermite condition,
rational Ball curve.

##### 854 Salient Points Reduction for Content-Based Image Retrieval

**Authors:**
Yao-Hong Tsai

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Barnard detector,
Content-based image retrieval,
Points reduction,
Salient point.

##### 853 Automated Feature Points Management for Video Mosaic Construction

**Authors:**
Jing Li,
Quan Pan,
Stan. Z. Li,
Tao Yang

**Abstract:**

A novel algorithm for construct a seamless video mosaic of the entire panorama continuously by automatically analyzing and managing feature points, including management of quantity and quality, from the sequence is presented. Since a video contains significant redundancy, so that not all consecutive video images are required to create a mosaic. Only some key images need to be selected. Meanwhile, feature-based methods for mosaicing rely on correction of feature points? correspondence deeply, and if the key images have large frame interval, the mosaic will often be interrupted by the scarcity of corresponding feature points. A unique character of the method is its ability to handle all the problems above in video mosaicing. Experiments have been performed under various conditions, the results show that our method could achieve fast and accurate video mosaic construction. Keywords?video mosaic, feature points management, homography estimation.

**Keywords:**
Video mosaic,
feature points management,
homography estimation.

##### 852 Interpolation of Geofield Parameters

**Authors:**
A. Pashayev,
C. Ardil,
R. Sadiqov

**Abstract:**

Various methods of geofield parameters restoration (by algebraic polynoms; filters; rational fractions; interpolation splines; geostatistical methods – kriging; search methods of nearest points – inverse distance, minimum curvature, local – polynomial interpolation; neural networks) have been analyzed and some possible mistakes arising during geofield surface modeling have been presented.

**Keywords:**
interpolation methods,
geofield parameters,
neural
networks.

##### 851 The Determination of Rating Points of Objects with Qualitative Characteristics and their Usagein Decision Making Problems

**Authors:**
O. Poleshchuk,
E. Komarov

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
complete orthogonal semantic space,
qualitativecharacteristic,
rating points.

##### 850 On the System of Nonlinear Rational Difference Equations

**Authors:**
Qianhong Zhang,
Wenzhuan Zhang

**Abstract:**

This paper is concerned with the global asymptotic behavior of positive solution for a system of two nonlinear rational difference equations. Moreover, some numerical examples are given to illustrate results obtained.

**Keywords:**
Difference equations,
stability,
unstable,
global
asymptotic behavior.

##### 849 A Survey on Facial Feature Points Detection Techniques and Approaches

**Authors:**
Rachid Ahdid,
Khaddouj Taifi,
Said Safi,
Bouzid Manaut

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Facial feature points,
face recognition,
facial feature
tracking,
two-dimensional data,
three-dimensional data.

##### 848 Practical Issues for Real-Time Video Tracking

**Authors:**
Vitaliy Tayanov

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
video tracking,
real-time,
Hungarian algorithm,
Full
HD video.

##### 847 Multiple-Points Fault Signature's Dynamics Modeling for Bearing Defect Frequencies

**Authors:**
Muhammad F. Yaqub,
Iqbal Gondal,
Joarder Kamruzzaman

**Abstract:**

Occurrence of a multiple-points fault in machine operations could result in exhibiting complex fault signatures, which could result in lowering fault diagnosis accuracy. In this study, a multiple-points defect model (MPDM) is proposed which can simulate fault signature-s dynamics for n-points bearing faults. Furthermore, this study identifies that in case of multiple-points fault in the rotary machine, the location of the dominant component of defect frequency shifts depending upon the relative location of the fault points which could mislead the fault diagnostic model to inaccurate detections. Analytical and experimental results are presented to characterize and validate the variation in the dominant component of defect frequency. Based on envelop detection analysis, a modification is recommended in the existing fault diagnostic models to consider the multiples of defect frequency rather than only considering the frequency spectrum at the defect frequency in order to incorporate the impact of multiple points fault.

**Keywords:**
Envelop detection,
machine defect frequency,
multiple faults,
machine health monitoring.

##### 846 Method for Determining the Probing Points for Efficient Measurement of Freeform Surface

**Authors:**
Yi Xu,
Zexiang Li

**Abstract:**

In inspection and workpiece localization, sampling point data is an important issue. Since the devices for sampling only sample discrete points, not the completely surface, sampling size and location of the points will be taken into consideration. In this paper a method is presented for determining the sampled points size and location for achieving efficient sampling. Firstly, uncertainty analysis of the localization parameters is investigated. A localization uncertainty model is developed to predict the uncertainty of the localization process. Using this model the minimum size of the sampled points is predicted. Secondly, based on the algebra theory an eigenvalue-optimal optimization is proposed. Then a freeform surface is used in the simulation. The proposed optimization is implemented. The simulation result shows its effectivity.

**Keywords:**
eigenvalue-optimal optimization,
freeform surface inspection,
sampling size and location,
sampled points.

##### 845 Ranking DMUs by Ideal PPS in Data Envelopment Analysis

**Authors:**
V.Rezaie,
M.Khanmohammady

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Data envelopment analysis (DEA),
Decision makingunit (DMU),
Interval DEA,
Ideal points,
Ideal PPS,
Return to scale(RTS).

##### 844 Health-Related QOL of Motorists with Spinal Cord Injury in Japan

**Authors:**
Hiroaki Hirose,
Hiroshi Ikeda,
Isao Takeda

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Health-related QOL (HRQOL),
SF-36,
motorist,
spinal cord injury,
Japan.

##### 843 Rational Chebyshev Tau Method for Solving Natural Convection of Darcian Fluid About a Vertical Full Cone Embedded in Porous Media Whit a Prescribed Wall Temperature

**Authors:**
Kourosh Parand,
Zahra Delafkar,
Fatemeh Baharifard

**Abstract:**

The problem of natural convection about a cone embedded in a porous medium at local Rayleigh numbers based on the boundary layer approximation and the Darcy-s law have been studied before. Similarity solutions for a full cone with the prescribed wall temperature or surface heat flux boundary conditions which is the power function of distance from the vertex of the inverted cone give us a third-order nonlinear differential equation. In this paper, an approximate method for solving higher-order ordinary differential equations is proposed. The approach is based on a rational Chebyshev Tau (RCT) method. The operational matrices of the derivative and product of rational Chebyshev (RC) functions are presented. These matrices together with the Tau method are utilized to reduce the solution of the higher-order ordinary differential equations to the solution of a system of algebraic equations. We also present the comparison of this work with others and show that the present method is applicable.

**Keywords:**
Tau method,
semi-infinite,
nonlinear ODE,
rational Chebyshev,
porous media.

##### 842 LEED Empirical Evidence in Northern and Southern Europe

**Authors:**
Svetlana Pushkar

**Abstract:**

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system is recognized in Europe. LEED uses regional priority (RP) points that are adapted to different environmental conditions. However, the appropriateness of the RP points is still a controversial question. To clarify this issue, two different parts of Europe: northern Europe (Finland and Sweden) and southern Europe (Turkey and Spain) were considered. Similarities and differences in the performances of LEED 2009-new construction (LEED-NC 2009) in these four countries were analyzed. It was found that LEED-NC 2009 performances in northern and southern parts of Europe in terms of Sustainable Sites (SS), Water Efficiency (WE), Materials and Resources (MR), and Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ) were similar, whereas in Energy and Atmosphere (EA), their performances were different. WE and SS revealed high performances (70-100%); EA and EQ demonstrated intermediate performance (40-60%); and MR displayed low performance (20-40%). It should be recommended introducing the following new RP points: for Turkey - water-related points and for all four observed countries - green power-related points for improving the LEED adaptation in Europe.

**Keywords:**
Green building,
Europe,
LEED,
regional priority points.

##### 841 Relationship of Arm Acupressure Points and Thai Traditional Massage

**Authors:**
Boonyarat Chaleephay

**Abstract:**

The purpose of this research paper was to describe the relationship of acupressure points on the anterior surface of the upper limb in accordance with Applied Thai Traditional Massage (ATTM) and the deep structures located at those acupressure points. There were 2 population groups; normal subjects and cadaver specimens. Eighteen males with age ranging from 20-40 years old and seventeen females with ages ranging from 30-97 years old were studies. This study was able to obtain a fundamental knowledge concerning acupressure point and the deep structures that related to those acupressure points. It might be used as the basic knowledge for clinically applying and planning treatment as well as teaching in ATTM.

**Keywords:**
Acupressure point (AP),
Applie Thai Traditional Medicine (ATTM),
Paresthesia,
Numbness.