Citation

Material Information

Title:
Dynamic border animation
Creator:
Syme, James C. ( author )
Place of Publication:
Denver, CO
Publisher:
University of Colorado Denver
Language:
English
Physical Description:
1 electronic file. : ;

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Voronoi polygons ( lcsh )
Social sciences -- Statistical methods ( lcsh )
Boundaries ( lcsh )
Acquisition of territory ( lcsh )
Political geography ( lcsh )
Genre:
bibliography ( marcgt )
theses ( marcgt )
non-fiction ( marcgt )

Notes

Abstract:
Cities and metropolitan areas act as the centers of national cultural, linguistic, governmental, and economic exchange, while also acting as portals for international immigration and foreign relations. I hypothesize that, due to relative cultural dispersion from city centers, preeminent world and primate cities can act as generating nodes for the geographic expanse of nation states. I present a 3 phase model of the geographic territorial expanse of nation states: (1) use bounded Voronoi tessellations generated with longitude/latitude coordinates of cities as central nodes to create regions of urban influence (RUIs); (2) generate countries using RUIs, an alliance matrix, and simulated border segments; and (3) use dynamics to update the alliance matrix and generate new states. A dynamical model is presented to demonstrate the ability of the model with the intent of encouraging social scientists to apply their own models.
System Details:
System requirements: Adobe Reader.
Thesis:
Applied mathematics
Statement of Responsibility:
by James C. Syme.

Record Information

Source Institution:
|University of Colorado Denver
Holding Location:
|Auraria Library
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
890814985 ( OCLC )
ocn890814985

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