In this paper, we study a continued fraction of Ramanujan A (q).We establish an integral representation of A (q) and prove its modular identities. We also compute explicit evaluation of this continued fraction.
The present paper deals with the determination of quasi staticthermal stresses in thin rectangular plate with internal heat generation. A thin rectangular plate is considered having zero initial temperature and the edges of the plate at , Â Â are maintained at zero temperature whereas the thin rectangular plate is subjected to arbitrary heat supply on the edges y Â and y Â Here we modify Kulkarni (2007). The governing heat conduction equation has been solved by the method of integral transform technique. The results are obtained in a series form in terms of Besselâ€™s functions. The results for temperature, displacement and stresses have been computed numerically and illustrated graphically.
In this paper we introduce and investigate Pre open equivalent generalized topologies. By using the family P ( of all strong generalized topologies Â with ~Ïƒ, we characterize the largest member of P(Î¼).
This study examined social media use among university students. An online survey was administered to a random sample of 311 sandwich students in the University of Education, Winneba in the 2012/13 academic year. The results revealed that majority of the students were aware of and use social media for a variety of reasons which included: connecting with old friends and family members, finding new friends, obtaining or sharing learning materials, receiving update of events, posting information and whiling away time. It was also found that students had concerns about joining or using social media which included concerns about personal privacy, limited computing skills, cost of Internet connectivity and time to use social media. The results of the study also indicated that students had positive views about the academic use of social media. Students believed that: it will be fun for their lecturers to use social media, their grades will be better if they could contact lecturers through social media and lecturers should hold some lecture hours on social media.Â
Keywords: Social Media, Higher Education, Academic use of social media, Concerns about using social media
In order to curb the rising amounts of e-waste and increasing impacts of its disposal which presents huge challenge to government and environmental managers in Ghana, there is the need to explore and identify the gaps in the governance structures of e-waste management system. This paper explores governance and management structures of e-waste activities by assessing legal & policy framework in Ghana, management and disposal, institutional arrangement, regulation & permitting, importation, compliance, enforcement structures and awareness creation in the governance of e-waste in Ghana using a desktop studies and expert interviews. The benefits of this exploration have profound incentive for the management and control of the ever increasing adverse impacts of e-waste on human health and the environment.
This study was carried out at Valley View University to determine whether the current state of staffing (non- teaching) is at optimum level and the optimum number of non- teaching staff the university can accommodate given the resources available at anytime.
The type of research is quantitative and secondary data were obtained from Valley View University Accounts Office. After collecting the data Linear Programming Model specifically simplex approach was developed and tested using the data.
Analysis of data using simplex optimization model indicated that the university can run for five years with a maximum total budget of GhÂ¢ 8,555,943.99 if 118 non- teaching staff are maintained.
Security is the foremost concern of every industry in the world today. One of the best ways of hacking into a computer system is brute forcing. And this has become faster and easy to do with advancement in technology. Text-based passwords are still the most popular and most commonly used form of authentication even though the requirements for a good password are still increasing. Several researches into text-based passwords have shown that the best ones are those that are completely random without any sequence or pattern to them. However, this makes it difficult to remember. Well-documented research has shown that it is easier to remember an image than words, hence the adage â€œA picture is worth a thousand words.â€
Even though there are good policies for text-based passwords, the unpredictability of usersâ€™ attitudes and behavior has most of the time rendered these policies inefficient. The common trade-off for the complexity of text-based passwords is recallability. Most users would prefer to use a password they can easily remember than a complex one that they can easily forget.
One of the proposed alternatives to text-based passwords is graphical passwords. There are several schemes that have been proposed but are still unpopular. This paper proposes the use of the android unlocking pin based on the behavior of users. Also this paper proposes ways to improve this scheme and options of bringing it at par with the current minimum requirements of a good text-based password.Â
Categories and Subject Descriptors
Security and privacy â†’ Graphical / visual passwords; Security requirements;
Â Design, Security, Human Factors, Theory, Verification
â€” Information sharing and relaying has become one of the vital services of our lives. People would have to constantly be in touch with their families, business partners and friends. This research explores the extent to which people in Ghana and the Philippines have managed to use SMS effectively in their daily communication. The case study, interview as well as the observation approaches were used to gather data. It was found SMS is an integral part of the lives of the people of the Philippines whereas in Ghana, people hardly used it. This research work therefore provides a means by which individuals as well as businesses in both countries could learn from each other regarding the effective use of SMS in order to enhance and reduce the cost of communication.
Though telemedicine, a technology used in the health sector to provide healthcare over a distance, has been introduced in Ghana, it has not come to be an integral part of the healthcare services in this country. A telemedicine web application is being designed to enhance healthcare delivery in Ghana. This paper reviewsthe nature of this countryâ€™s healthcare system. The current system and proposed telemedicine web application are also discussed in this paper.
All GSM operators use Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to judge their network performance and evaluate the Quality of Service (QoS) regarding end user perceived quality. KPIs are becoming increasingly important in the context of network rollouts as well as within mature network optimization cycles. The performance of the mobile network is measured based on several counters describing the most important events over a measurement period. The KPIs are derived with the help of these counters. All the KPIs listed in this reportare very important and are used by all mobile operators.
The study made a comparative analysis of certainKPIsto NCA Standards to assess the network performance of Airtel on KNUST Campus. Results obtained from graphical representations showed which Cell Sites proved good according to the NCA Standards and which ones didnâ€™t with respect to the individual KPIs. It was concluded that the network performed generally well but had a few minor problems with two cells sites which can be looked at and optimized.
This research deals with the challenges of implementing e-learning in Ghana especially in the higher learning institutions. The research sought to analyze the current implementation challenges of e-learning in four universities in Ghana. It also studied how ICT is used in the field of education in Ghana, the challenges associated with learning and leading, facilitating or teaching with e-learning systems and examined whether e-learning is a viable option. Data were obtained from students and lecturers and ICT coordinators analysis. Qualitative and quantitative analysis were used to analyze data. From the analysis of data obtained it was found that, e-learning implementations come with a number of challenges. A comprehensive study of the various e-learning technologies in use and their relevance were studied. The pyramid model of e-learning implementation in order of priority has been proposed that will help in successful e-learning implementation especially in institutions of higher learning.
Keywords-; elearning, blended, face-to-face, blackboard, Learning management Systems
A web based disease reporting system on a mobile platform is being developed for the epidemiology unit of Ghana Veterinary Services. The system will consist of 5 modules namely; Administrative module, Data collection, Data analysis, Reporting and Information dissemination. The major advantages include the full integration of the various units of Veterinary Services and timeliness in reporting and early response irrespective of geographical location.
In this project an Electronic Medical Record(EMR) was developed for the Korle- Bu Teaching Hospital Sickle Cell Clinic. Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a group of serious inherited genetic disorders. The chronic and life threatening nature of genetic diseases such as SCD requires that quality of care and efficiency is achieved for the benefit of the patient and caregiver. The purpose for developing and EMR was to realize better quality of care, a more efficient method of record management, report generation and access to data for research purposes after deployment of the system. The result of this project is a stand-alone EMR system which is scalable to a networked EMR system version. Users are able to capture, store, retrieve and display data. Reports such as monthly summaries can be generated. Queries based on stored data can be issued to find interesting patterns of information.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Keywords- Sickle Cell Disease; Electronic Medical Record; Electronic Health Record; IT; Database; Software