The author wishes to express his appreciation to his mentor, late Dr. Paul M. Anderson of Power Math Associates.
The author is most grateful to numerous colleagues and his professors, particularly Dr. Dave D. Robb of D. D. Robb and Associates for his encouragement and invaluable suggestions and friendship over the years; to his dear friend, late Dr. Don O. Koval of the University of Alberta; and for their interest, encouragement, and invaluable suggestions, late Dr. Adly Girgis of Clemson University and Dr. Anjan Bose.
A special thank you is extended to C.J. Baldwin, Manager, Advanced Systems Technology, Westinghouse Electric Corporation. ...