Nicolus Rotich

Nicolus Rotich
DeFinance Technologies Oy · Technical

B. Eng., M.Sc, PhD (Tech)

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Introduction
I am a theoretical physics learner and enthusiast. This is besides my chemical engineering background. I am also passionate about computers, mathematics and philosophy of everyday objects.
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February 2017 - June 2017
Lappeenranta – Lahti University of Technology LUT
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  • Researcher

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Publications (28)
Technical Report
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Financial assets trading using application programming interfaces (API) is increasingly becoming common for both individuals and companies. With API, it is important that the traders get their trading signals accurately in order not to lose their capital amidst the highly volatile markets. Generating buy-sell signals for newer markets such as crypt...
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In this brief communication, we have hypothesized that since Newtonian gravity intimately interacts with classical gravitational waves, it must also be perceivable and mathematically expressible as a wave. It has been shown that Newtonian gravity can be represented as an electromagnetic wave of a particular wavelength λ , propagating at the speed o...
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She-Bang is a foundational framework leveraging all bash shell and Unix capabilities to give you a state-of-the-art static site generator, and API endpoint fetcher. Here we are referring to portability of bash, richness in regular expression (regex) libraries, accessibility to the filing systems, and the light-weightedness of bash shell. The applic...
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The presence of Lorentz factor in special relativity presents a monumental difficulty when estimating relativistic mass, energy, momentum, and time dilation, as the speeds tend towards that of light in a vacuum. In particular, mathematical singularities become inevitable as the square speed ratio v^2 /c^2 ≡ 1. In this work, a method has been derive...
Method
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It is well-established that an electrical equivalent of gravitational potential energy exists, and has been applied widely, e.g. in generation of hydroelectric power. However, the actual source of the potential, and its components, such as charge in its static form, electric, and magnetic fields, and energy densities among others, is still a conund...
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The current knowledge on gravity is based on Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity. It has been shown over time that this method works magnificently for macro scales, including cosmological applications. It, however, breaks down when applied to quantum level systems such as the motion of sub-atomic particles around the nucleus. In this pap...
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Even though the quantum field is fuzzy, it has a transition in which we can integrate over in order to have a glimpse of its regime near the nucleus. It can be seen that Hydrogen and other Hydrogen-like atoms can be described almost entirely by extrapolating Rydberg formulae for wavelengths, energies, with some concepts in special relativity. Doing...
Chapter
We have examined the relationship between general relativity as formulated by Albert Einstein and quantum mechanics. From introduction of the main concepts to tackling some of the potentially counterintuitive subjects, especially when the need is to provide a grand unification between the two. It became apparent that a thorough understanding of ele...
Chapter
In this chapter I tried to establish the existing but missing link between gravity, electricity and magnetic fields following historical concepts now established as Maxwell-Like equations for gravity. The point of departure always stem from the inability to unify the units as mass is directly likened and equated to charge, which we know they both h...
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I part of my private research I have made this file available with the hope that it will help extruder designers on making the right selection of material and dimensioning during the design process.
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In most particulate classification systems, feed rates in excess of 80% of the designed capacity leads to inefficiency and conversely feed rates below this value significantly diminishes the operational efficiencies. It therefore implies that maximum efficiency is only attainable at the expense of low capacity, and vice versa. This problem is cause...
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Due to stringent legislation, wastewater needs to be treated before dispersing in the environment. Wastewater can be purified through the formation of less contaminated ice layer by freezing. Freezing of the wastewater leaves the remaining wastewater more concentrated. Attainment of eutectic point (both ice and soluble salt crystallize simultaneous...
Technical Report
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This report is a review of MODSIM mineral processing simulator: a companion of the textbook Modelling and Simulation of Mineral Processing Systems by the late Prof. R.P King. The models are predominantly based on population balance and has provided an excellent way of investigating the behavior of three single unit operations, namely: the screening...
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Vibrating screens are a widely applied form of particle separations. In spite of this significance, their understanding is still an obstacle. Three approaches were used to characterize the flow of granular material in a linear vibrating screen. The statistical model, mass action, and kinetic model based on conservation of momentum were derived. Exp...
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Deck screen design parameters e.g. material of construction, deck angle of inclination, the feed throughputs, and physicochemical properties of the particles, are critical factors to consider in solids classification. Two significant and easily manipulated parameters that greatly affect screen performance are the feed rate and design geometry confi...
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This study explored the insights into the theory of dry solids classification, in particular the classical dynamics aspects related to the mass loading of particles, deck inclination of the screen, and resulting measures of flowability. Prototype screening equipment was fabricated and experiments were carried out with ideal rounded mono-shaped glas...
Conference Paper
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Most minerals, their ores, and gangue require sorting in order to maximize the recovery of the primary product during concentration. The use of gravity though old, is not obsolete and is continually playing an important role in mineral processing and many other industries, especially where plant energy efficiency is of concern. Screen designs e.g....
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In this research paper, the trending case of General Motors (GM) recall of faulty cars is examined. The main three questions under discussion in the public domain are: First, was GM acting wrongly when it delayed the recall to fix the ignition switches (for 7-9 years) even though it was aware of the problem, and its possible consequences, including...
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This work reviews Mertonian values, scientific norms and the commodification of academic research. Values, norms, and virtues have been explicated with relevance to philosophy of science. The four famous Merton's ethos of science have been given a brief account, and applied to the perspective of commodification of academic research. In particular,...
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In this paper we built three types of artificial neural networks, namely: Feed forward networks, Elman networks and Cascade forward networks, for forecasting wind speeds and directions. A similar network topology was used for all the forecast horizons, regardless of the model type. All the models were then trained with real data of collected wind s...
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Reichert cone separators have been used for classification in the mineral processing industry for over six decades now. However, their application has always been limited to wet processing. In this paper, we assess the potential of their modification and use in gravitational dry solid-solid separation. A theoretical model was formulated, describing...
Thesis
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In this master thesis three types of artificial neural networks, namely: Feed forward networks, Elman networks and Cascade forward networks, for forecasting wind speeds and directions. A similar network topology was used for all of the forecast horizons, regardless of the model type. All the models were trained with real data of collected over a pe...
Technical Report
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In this report various carbon sinks were identified, both natural and artificial. Natural sinks, indigenous vegetation, oceans and soils were distinguished from artificial which were identified as afforestation, regenerative agriculture, carbon capture and storage, carbon dioxide mineralization and industrial energy efficiency. The global political...
Data
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Capacity building concept has been used in projects development for over three decades now. It is widely applied in developing countries as an effective tool for priority setting and seeking consultation from a group of persons involved in the project. In this research it is recognized that it has mostly been misunderstood as training tool and ther...
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This is an in-house developed financial markets indicator for decentralized finance (DeFi). A period of three months proof of concept with beta testers has proven successful and thus an intent has been placed to establish a business model around it.
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The aim of this project is to create a free software for static site generation and for fetching API data from endpoints.
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This project contains physics essays that I have managed to compile during my free time. They are good for enthusiasts who like to explore different dimensions and unconventional ways of thinking regarding some areas of physics. They are purely theoretical and most of them have not been tested experimentally but nevertheless provides a foundation that could be testable in future.