**Neural, Parallel &
Scientific Computations**

**Volume 16, 2008**

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CONTENTS __

V. LakshmikanthamPreface to Special Issue |
i |

G. S. Ladde and M. SambandhamProfessor Chris P. Tsokos: a Brief Review of Statistical, Mathematical
and Professional Contributions and Legacies |
iii |

R. D. Wooten and C. P. TsokosA Markovian Analysis of Hurricane Transitions |
1 |

Lisa D. Foster,
Nirjhar Shah, Mark Ross, G.S. Ladde, and P. Wang
Using Frequency Analysis to Determine Wetland Hydroperiod |
17 |

Gokarna R. Aryal
and Chris P. Tsokos Airline Spill Analysis Usnig Gumbel and Moyal Probability Distributions |
35 |

Florence George and K. M.
RamachandranA Mixture Model Approach For Gene Selection Using Johnson's System and
Bayes Formula |
45 |

Shou Hsing Shih and Chris
P. Tsokos A Temperature Forecasting Model for the Continental United States |
59 |

Alfred K. Mbah and
Chris P. Tsokos
Record Values from Half Logistics and Inverse Weibull Probability Distribution Functions |
73 |

Chris P. Tsokos and
Branko Miladinovic
Bayesian Reliability Analysis for the Gumbel Failure Model |
93 |

Nirjhar Shah, Mark Ross,
and G. S. Ladde Dynamic Modeling of Root Water Uptake Using Soil Moisture Data |
105 |

R. D. Wooten and C.
P. Tsokos
Statistical Analysis and Modeling of Lightning |
125 |

N. K. Manandhar
Shrestha and K. M. Ramachandran
Behrens_fisher's Distribution For Selecting Differentially Expressed Genes |
147 |

Shou Hsing Shih and Chris
P. Tsokos Prediction Models for Carbon Dioxide Emissions and the Atmosphere |
165 |

Matthias Ehrhardt and Ronald E. Mickens
Discrete Models for the Cube-Root Differential Equation |
179 |

Jurgen Geiser and Christos
Kravvaritis Overlapping Operator Splitting Methods and Applications in Stiff Differential Equations |
189 |

Curtis Kunkel Positive Solutions of Singular Initial Value Problems for Integro-Differential Equations |
201 |

J. Henderson, S. K. Ntouyas and I. K. Purnaras
Positive Solutions for Systems of Three-Point Nonlinear Discrete Boundary Value Problems |
209 |

Jurgen Geiser Operator-Splitting Methods Respecting Eigenvalue Problems for Convection-Diffusion and Wave Equations |
225 |

W. Y. Chan Quenching of the Solution for a Degenerate Semilinear Parabolic Equation |
237 |

Billy J. Jackson
Adaptive Control in the Nabla Setting |
253 |

Ping Lu, Maria Oliveira and Chaoqun Liu
High Order Compact Schemes for Dirichlet Boundary Points |
273 |

Qin Sheng Recent Trends in Splitting, Adaptive and Hybrid Numerical Methods for Differential Equations |
283 |

Zhongdi Cen
A Hybrid Finite Difference Scheme for a Class of Singularly Perturbed Delay Differential Equations |
303 |

R. Mythili Priyadharshini and N.
Ramanujam Hybrid Difference Schemes for a Singularly Perturbed Second Order Ordinary Differential Equation with a Discontinuous Convection Coefficient Arising in Chemical Reactor Theory |
309 |

V. Shanthi and N. RamanujamAn Asymptotic Hybrid Difference Scheme for Singularly Perturbed Third
and Fourth Order Ordinary Differential Equations with Discontinuous Source
Term |
327 |

Christos Xenophontos
The Hp Finite Element Method for Singularly Perturbed Systems of Reaction_diffusion Equations |
337 |

Jugal Mohapatra and Srinivasan
Natesan Uniformly Convergent Second_order Numerical Method for Singularly Perturbed Delay Differential Equations |
353 |

Vivek Kumar and
Kapil K. Sharma
An Optimized B_spline Method for Solving Singularly Perturbed Differential Difference Equations with Delay as Well as Advance |
371 |

J. I. Ramos
Exponential Techniques and Implicit Runge Kutta Methods for Singularly Perturbed Volterra Integro Differential Equations |
387 |

Kaushik Mukherjee and Srinivasan
Natesan An Efficient Numerical Scheme for Singularly Perturbed Parabolic
Problems with Interior Layer |
405 |

Srinivasan Natesan and Rajdeep Deb
A Robust Numerical Scheme for Singularly Perturbed Parabolic Raction_diffusion Problems |
419 |

Awoke Andargie and Y. N. Reddy Terminal Boundary Condition for Singularly Perturbed Two_point Boundary Value Problems |
435 |

R. K. Mohanty
A Two_level Implicit Non_uniform Mesh Cubic Spline Method for the Parabolic Equation |
449 |

N. Kumaresan and P. Balasubramaniam
Optimal Control for Stochastic Linear Quadratic Singular System with
Indefinite Control Cost and Cross Term Using Neural Networks |
467 |

Zhiyue Zhang and Zhoufeng Wang The Fully Discrete Multistep Characteristic Finite Volume Element
Methods for the Two_dimensional Generalized Nerve Conduction Equation |
481 |

Yan Zhang and Cuiping Li Estimate for the Number of Zeros of Abelian Integrals for a Kind of
Quartic Hamiltonians |
497 |

R. P. Agarwal, Young_ho Kim, and C.
S. Ryoo Calculating Zeros of the Twisted Euler Polynomials |
505 |

Lizhe Wang and Wei Jie Integrated Resource Management Framework for Bio_grid Computing |
517 |

W. S. Yousif and M. Madalena Martins
Explicit De_Coupled Group AOR Method for solving Elliptic Partial
Differential Equations |
531 |

Mostafa I. Soliman Memory Hierarchy Exploration for Accelerating the Parallel Computation
of SVDs |
543 |

Xueke Wu and Zhiyue Zhang The Finite Volume Element Method for the Pollution In Groundwater Flow |
563 |

A. Krishnamoorthy, K. P. Jose, and
Viswanath C. Narayanan Numerical Investigation of a PH/PH/1 Inventory System with Positive
Service Time and Shortage |
579 |

Content of Volume 16 |
593 |

Author Index |
597 |