Abstract: We propose a new generalized family of distributions called the exponentiated generalized power series (EGPS) family of distributions and study its sub-model, the exponentiated generalized logarithmic (EGL) class of distributions, in detail. The structural properties of the new model (EGPS) and its sub-model (EGL) distribution including moments, order statistics, Rényi entropy, and maximum likelihood estimates are derived. We used the method of maximum likelihood to estimate the p...

Abstract: In this thesis, we use the theory of minimal Sullivan models in rational homotopy theory to study the partial computation of the Lie bracket structure of the string homology on a formal elliptic space. In the process, we show the total space of the unit sphere tangent bundleS2m−1 → Ep→ Gk,n(C) over complex Grassmannian manifolds Gk,n(C) for 2 ≤ k ≤ n/2, where m = k(n − k) is not formal. This is done by exhibiting a non trivial Massey triple product. On the other hand, l...

Abstract: Let A and B be maximal monotone operators defined on a real Hilbert space H, and let Fix, (eqution found) and μ is a given positive number. [H. H. Bauschke, P. L. Combettes and S. Reich, The asymptotic behavior of the composition of two resolvents, Nonlinear Anal. 60 (2005), no. 2, 283-301] proved that any sequence (xn) generated by the iterative method, (eqution found) converges weakly to some point in Fix(JAμ JBμ). In this paper, we show that the modified method of alternating...

Abstract: Hierarchical multilevel multi-leader multi-follower problems are non-cooperative decision problems in which multiple decision-makers of equal status in the upper-level and multiple decision makers of equal status are involved at each of the lower-levels of the hierarchy. Much of solution methods proposed so far on the topic are either model specific which may work only for a particular sub-class of problems or are based on some strong assumptions and only for two level cases. In th...

Abstract: Tri-level optimization problems are optimization problems with three nested hierarchical structures, where in most cases conflicting objectives are set at each level of hierarchy. Such problems are common in management, engineering designs and in decision making situations in general, and are known to be strongly NP-hard. Existing solution methods lack universality in solving these types of problems. In this paper, we investigate a tri-level programming problem with quadratic fract...

Abstract: The purpose of this article is to study the method of approximation for zeros of the sum of a finite family of maximally monotone mappings and prove strong convergence of the proposed approximation method under suitable conditions. The method of proof is of independent interest. In addition, we give some applications to the minimization problems and provide a numerical example which supports our main result. Our theorems improve and unify most of the results that have been proved f...

Abstract: In this paper, we define a Halpern–Ishikawa type iterative method for approximating a fixed point of a Lipschitz pseudocontractive non-self mapping T in a real Hilbert space settings and prove strong convergence result of the iterative method to a fixed point of T under some mild conditions. We give a numerical example to support our results. Our results improve and generalize most of the results that have been proved for this important class of nonlinear mappings.

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to study the existence and approximation of a common fixed point of a pair of mappings satisfying a relaxed (ψ, ϕ)-weakly N-contractive condition and existence and approximation of a fixed point of a relaxed (ψ, ϕ)-weakly N-contraction mapping in the setting of modular spaces. Our theorems improve and generalize the results in Mongkolkeha and Kumam [23] and Öztürk et. al [26]. To validate our results numerical examples are provided.

Abstract: A new generalized class of distributions called the Lindley-Burr XII Power Series (LBXIIPS) distribution is proposed and explored. This new class of distributions contain some special cases such as Lindley-Burr XII Poisson (LBXIIP), Lindley-Burr XII Logarithmic (LBXIIL), Lindley-Burr XII Binomial (LBXIIB) and their sub-models among others. Some structural properties of the new distribution including moments, probability weighted moments, distribution of the order statistics and ent...

Abstract: In this paper, a new generalized family of distributions called the exponentiated odd Weibull-Topp-Leone-G (EOW-TL-G) family of distributions is presented. A linear representation of the proposed model is also presented. A simulation study to examine the consistency of the maximum likelihood estimates is conducted. Usefulness of the new proposed model was assessed by means of applications to two real data examples.

Abstract: A new algorithm for approximating solutions of the split equality variational inequality problems (SEVIP) for pseudomonotone mappings in the setting of Banach spaces is introduced. Strong convergence of the sequence generated by the proposed algorithm to a solution of the SEVIP is then derived without assuming the Lipschitz continuity of the underlying mappings and without prior knowledge of operator norms of the bounded linear operators involved. In addition, we provide several ap...

Abstract: In this paper, we introduce an iterative process, which converges strongly to the solution of a general split fixed point problem governed by demicontractive mappings and prove strong convergence theorems in Banach spaces.

Abstract: The 2014–2016 West African outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was the largest and most deadly to date. Contact tracing, following up those who may have been infected through contact with an infected individual to prevent secondary spread, plays a vital role in controlling such outbreaks. Our aim in this work was to mechanistically represent the contact tracing process to illustrate potential areas of improvement in managing contact tracing efforts. We also explored the role co...

Abstract: Recently, Chang et al. (2015) constructed an algorithm that converges weakly to the solution of the split equality fixed point problem for quasi-pseudo-contractive mappings under some suitable conditions. They also showed that strong convergence is obtained in the case when the quasi-pseudo-contractive mappings are semi-compact. In this article, we construct an algorithm for quasi-pseudo-contractive mappings that always converge strongly to some solution of the split equality fixed...

Abstract The objective of this present work is to introduce a new method of solving quadratic equations different from the existing methods. In this paper, we explicitly explain the new method and carefully discussed the conditions necessary for using this new approach. Finally, we apply our new approach to solve some questions and compare the result with the existing methods and results coincide. KEYWORD: The following are the keywords to be discuss namely; Affected quadratic equation,Absolu...