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Jul 13, 2020Open AccessArticle
This paper demonstrates the use of BuysBallot table for identification of decomposition model using graphical method, when the trend cycle component is quadratic. A suitable ARIMA model was fitted, and was used for forecasting. Using the BuysBallot techniques, the column means, variances and standard deviation were estimated for the model identification. The additive model had no seasonal effect but, the multiplicative model had seasonal effect. The result of the illustrative example using the...
May 29, 2020Open AccessArticle
Pig pen is fast becoming a very lucrative system of farming in Nigeria, most especially in the SouthEastern region of the country. This form of animal farming is very cost effective and does not need much training before someone ventures into it, as pigs are a very special breed of animals that can eat almost any kind of food, and they do not fall sick easily when compared with chicken poultry or fish poultry business. This paper also discussed how swine breeding could help in addressing enviro...
Mar 11, 2020Open AccessArticle
In this paper, we show how Murty’s ranked linear assignment algorithm can be applied to exactly solve the symmetric Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP). To increase the Murty algorithm’s computational efficiency in solving the TSP, we develop a simple algorithm that determines whether a node that is generated in Murty’s sequential node partitioning process contains a subcycle of length less than n, where n is the number of cities to be visited. Each such node cannot generate a genuine solution, wh...
Oct 30, 2019Open AccessArticle
Economic production quantity (EPQ) research has typically focused on the cost of production processes, but has not employed accurate calculation to assess factors influencing ordering costs, because one of their assumptions is the raw materials that are product timely. However, the production and transport process of raw materials are influencing factors and increase the holding cost of raw materials, either by incre ...
Sep 16, 2019Open AccessArticle
Objective: Construction of risk prediction model for Alzheimer’s disease based on Metaanalysis. Method: Documenting such as CNKI, WanFang database and VIP database, which were published in China from 2010 to 2018 and had data on risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease. Metaanalysis of standards compliant literature using RevMan5.3 software and then combine the results to obtain a comprehensive risk for each risk factor, the risk pr ...
Jan 30, 2019Open AccessArticle
The economic production quantity model is widely used as a decision making tool. However, climate change and energy supply instability have raised the transport costs of raw materials, thereby affecting production costs. Therefore, this paper presents a new model that considers the holding costs of raw materials under conditions of twolevel trade credit and limited storage capacity. Four theorems are developed to characterize the ...
Nov 30, 2018Open AccessArticle
In most studies related to wind energy, the quantity of the air density is considered constant, but actually, we know that it is variable and depending on others natural factors. We present a new procedure to estimate the wind density power energy by simulating the components of the air density. The procedure uses the copula theory and demonstrates that the estimated power energy is higher if ...
Nov 30, 2018Open AccessArticle
The main objective of the study is to investigate the long run performance of the All Share Price Index (ASPI) of the Colombo Stock Exchange, based on the economic activities of Sri Lanka using cointegration and auto regressive time series. The cointegration test illustrates that share price index is cointegrated with a specific set of macroeconomic variables, i.e. exchange rate (USD/LKR), money supply, wage rates, wet foreign ass ...
Jul 16, 2018Open AccessArticle
This paper provides an extension to an optimal control problem using the negative logarithm of deterioration and spoilage function as total cost. This function must be minimized at the end of planning period depending on the alternative quadratic exponential form. The costate variable has negative values along the optimal trajectory according to the Pontryagin Minimum Principle (PMP). The different values of this costate ...
May 24, 2017Open AccessArticle
A frequent problem in estimating logistic regression
models is a failure of the likelihood maximization algorithm to converge.
Although popular and extremely well established in bias correction for maximum
likelihood estimates of the parameters for logistic regression, the behaviour
and properties of the maximum likelihood method are less investigated. The main aim of this paper is to examine the behaviour
and properties of the pa ...
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