The Plymouth Student Scientist - Volume 11, No. 2 - 2018
Table of contents
Encouraging academic literacy by undergraduate science publication, Jason B. Truscott, p. 1-3.
Project articles - Biological and marine sciences
Sentinel-2 as a tool for quantifying suspended particulate matter in the Tamar Estuary, UK, Duncan Wright, p. 3-33.
Project articles - Computing and mathematics
How does face processing occur to facilitate face perception? Paige Chasty, p. 34-52.
A Comparison of Exact and Heuristic Algorithms to Solve the Travelling Salesman Problem, Matthew Chatting, p. 53-91.
Algebraic Number Theory and Fermat’s Last Theorem, Edward Evans, p. 92-143.
Project articles - Engineering
The use of nanosensors for monitoring civil structures, Mousaied Farhoud, p. 144-166.
The reduction of wave overtopping by means of rubble mound revetment (at the Dawlish coastline), Steffan Henson, p. 167-191.
Solar Domestic Hot Water Design and Optimisation in the United Kingdom, Edward Hunt, p. 192-216.
Scour from bidirectional current flows around offshore monopoles, Thomas Mackinnon, p. 217-243.
Project articles - Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Investigation and Identification of Dye Structure as a Function of Solvent and Temperature, Caroline Fiona Uncles, p. 244-308.
Project articles - Psychology
Welfare implications of an enrichment program for two species of common aquaria fish, Matthew Burgess, p. 309-331.
(University of Plymouth, 2018)The project aims to deliver sufficient mathematical background to understand a partial proof, due to Ernst Kummer, of Fermat’s last theorem for a specific class of primes called regular primes. In doing so, we also develop ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)Triarylmethane dyes have absorption spectra that contain two peaks which overlap in polar solvents. The second peak being described as a shoulder peak. The body of work recorded in this dissertation aims to discover which ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)Face perception is a critical and valued ability that humans have that allows us to be able to understand faces. Studies have shown that the uniqueness of face processing is due to the special nature of faces, a bias ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)This project explores the potential use of Sentinel-2 as a tool for quantifying suspended particulate matter (SPM) in the Tamar estuary. In the first section of this project, the radiometric performance of Sentinel-2B is ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)Public and academic interest into the welfare of captive animals is strong, and ever growing (Barrows, 2017). In accordance with this, standards of zoo and aquarium welfare science has thrived within recent years, with ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)This article provides an overview to the Travelling Salesman Problem (TSP) and the relevant aspects of graph theory and computational complexity theory to understand the TSP. Beyond this, two algorithms capable of solving ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)Nano-sensors were tested to demonstrate whether nanotechnology could be obtained efficiently in the civil engineering field. The objective of the experiment was to reach a specific amount of resistance and electric ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)Two tests for a unidirectional and bidirectional current were applied to a 100mm, cylindrical Perspex monopile and the surrounding bathymetries were measured using an industry standard laser profiler traverse system. It ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)Solar energy is being increasingly implemented for domestic uses, such as hot water systems. However, the poor economic gains, particularly in cold climates and winter months, make this environmentally beneficial technology ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)To evaluate the performance of an additional rubble mound breakwater to the Dawlish Coastline sea wall defence, a number of 2-dimensional physical model tests were undertaken at the Plymouth University Coast Laboratory. ...