Astronomical Applications Department, U.S. Naval Observatory thesis Page 3
Submitted by Susan Gessner Stewart in partial ful llment of the requirements
for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy specializing in Physics.
Accepted on behalf of the Faculty of the Graduate School by the dissertation
Ronald J. Buta, Ph.D.
Michael N. Fanelli, Ph.D.
James W. Harrell, Jr., Ph.D.
William C. Keel, Ph.D.
Gene G. Byrd, Ph.D.
Stanley T. Jones, Ph.D.
Ronald Rogers, Ph.D.
Dean of the Graduate School