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Partially-Ordered Multi-Type Algebras, Display Calculi And The Category Of Weakening Relations, Peter Jipsen, Fei Liang, M. Andrew Moshier, Apostolos Tzimoulis 2018 Chapman University

Partially-Ordered Multi-Type Algebras, Display Calculi And The Category Of Weakening Relations, Peter Jipsen, Fei Liang, M. Andrew Moshier, Apostolos Tzimoulis

Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science Faculty Articles and Research

"We define partially-ordered multi-type algebras and use them as algebraic semantics for multi-type display calculi that have recently been developed for several logics, including dynamic epistemic logic [7], linear logic[10], lattice logic [11], bilattice logic [9] and semi-De Morgan logic [8]."


Factorization In Integral Domains., Ryan H. Gipson 2018 University of Louisville

Factorization In Integral Domains., Ryan H. Gipson

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

We investigate the atomicity and the AP property of the semigroup rings F[X; M], where F is a field, X is a variable and M is a submonoid of the additive monoid of nonnegative rational numbers. In this endeavor, we introduce the following notions: essential generators of M and elements of height (0, 0, 0, . . .) within a cancellative torsion-free monoid Γ. By considering the latter, we are able to determine the irreducibility of certain binomials of the form Xπ − 1, where π is of height (0, 0, 0, . . .), in the monoid domain. Finally, we will consider relations between the ...


Developments In Multivariate Post Quantum Cryptography., Jeremy Robert Vates 2018 University of Louisville

Developments In Multivariate Post Quantum Cryptography., Jeremy Robert Vates

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Ever since Shor's algorithm was introduced in 1994, cryptographers have been working to develop cryptosystems that can resist known quantum computer attacks. This push for quantum attack resistant schemes is known as post quantum cryptography. Specifically, my contributions to post quantum cryptography has been to the family of schemes known as Multivariate Public Key Cryptography (MPKC), which is a very attractive candidate for digital signature standardization in the post quantum collective for a wide variety of applications. In this document I will be providing all necessary background to fully understand MPKC and post quantum cryptography as a whole. Then ...


On N/P-Asymptotic Distribution Of Vector Of Weighted Traces Of Powers Of Wishart Matrices, Jolanta Maria Pielaszkiewicz, Dietrich von Rosen, Martin Singull 2018 Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden

On N/P-Asymptotic Distribution Of Vector Of Weighted Traces Of Powers Of Wishart Matrices, Jolanta Maria Pielaszkiewicz, Dietrich Von Rosen, Martin Singull

Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra

The joint distribution of standardized traces of $\frac{1}{n}XX'$ and of $\Big(\frac{1}{n}XX'\Big)^2$, where the matrix $X:p\times n$ follows a matrix normal distribution is proved asymptotically to be multivariate normal under condition $\frac{{n}}{p}\overset{n,p\rightarrow\infty}{\rightarrow}c>0$. Proof relies on calculations of asymptotic moments and cumulants obtained using a recursive formula derived in Pielaszkiewicz et al. (2015). The covariance matrix of the underlying vector is explicitely given as a function of $n$ and $p$.


A Note On The Matrix Arithmetic-Geometric Mean Inequality, Teng Zhang 2018 University of Central Florida

A Note On The Matrix Arithmetic-Geometric Mean Inequality, Teng Zhang

Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra

This note proves the following inequality: If $n=3k$ for some positive integer $k$, then for any $n$ positive definite matrices $\bA_1,\bA_2,\dots,\bA_n$, the following inequality holds: \begin{equation*}\label{eq:main} \frac{1}{n^3} \, \Big\|\sum_{j_1,j_2,j_3=1}^{n}\bA_{j_1}\bA_{j_2}\bA_{j_3}\Big\| \,\geq\, \frac{(n-3)!}{n!} \, \Big\|\sum_{\substack{j_1,j_2,j_3=1,\\\text{$j_1$, $j_2$, $j_3$ all distinct}}}^{n}\bA_{j_1}\bA_{j_2}\bA_{j_3}\Big\|, \end{equation*} where $\|\cdot\|$ represents the operator norm. This inequality is a special case of a recent conjecture proposed by Recht and R ...


Local Higher Category Theory, Nicholas Meadows 2018 The University of Western Ontario

Local Higher Category Theory, Nicholas Meadows

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The purpose of this thesis is to give presheaf-theoretic versions of three of the main extant models of higher category theory: the Joyal, Rezk and Bergner model structures. The construction of these model structures takes up Chapters 2, 3 and 4 of the thesis, respectively. In each of the model structures, the weak equivalences are local or ‘stalkwise’ weak equivalences. In addition, it is shown that certain Quillen equivalences between the aforementioned models of higher category theory extend to Quillen equivalences between the various models of local higher category theory.

Throughout, a number of features of local higher category theory ...


Determining The Determinant, Danny Otero 2018 Xavier University

Determining The Determinant, Danny Otero

Linear Algebra

No abstract provided.


Webwork Problems For Linear Algebra, Hashim Saber, Beata Hebda 2018 University of North Georgia

Webwork Problems For Linear Algebra, Hashim Saber, Beata Hebda

Mathematics Ancillary Materials

This set of problems for Linear Algebra in the open-source WeBWorK mathematics platform was created under a Round Eleven Mini-Grant for Ancillary Materials Creation. The problems were created for an implementation of the CC-BY Lyrix open textbook A First Course in Linear Algebra. Also included as an additional file are the selected and modified Lyryx Class Notes for the textbook.

Topics covered include:

  • Linear Independence
  • Linear Transformations
  • Matrix of a Transformation
  • Isomorphisms
  • Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
  • Diagonalization
  • Orthogonality


Dimers On Cylinders Over Dynkin Diagrams And Cluster Algebras, Maitreyee Chandramohan Kulkarni 2018 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Dimers On Cylinders Over Dynkin Diagrams And Cluster Algebras, Maitreyee Chandramohan Kulkarni

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation describes a general setting for dimer models on cylinders over Dynkin diagrams which in type A reduces to the well-studied case of dimer models on a disc. We prove that all Berenstein--Fomin--Zelevinsky quivers for Schubert cells in a symmetric Kac--Moody algebra give rise to dimer models on the cylinder over the corresponding Dynkin diagram. We also give an independent proof of a result of Buan, Iyama, Reiten and Smith that the corresponding superpotentials are rigid using the dimer model structure of the quivers.


Rank Function And Outer Inverses, Manjunatha Prasad Karantha, K. Nayan Bhat, Nupur Nandini Mishra 2018 Manipal University, Manipal

Rank Function And Outer Inverses, Manjunatha Prasad Karantha, K. Nayan Bhat, Nupur Nandini Mishra

Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra

For the class of matrices over a field, the notion of `rank of a matrix' as defined by `the dimension of subspace generated by columns of that matrix' is folklore and cannot be generalized to the class of matrices over an arbitrary commutative ring. The `determinantal rank' defined by the size of largest submatrix having nonzero determinant, which is same as the column rank of given matrix when the commutative ring under consideration is a field, was considered to be the best alternative for the `rank' in the class of matrices over a commutative ring. Even this determinantal rank and ...


Correlation Matrices With The Perron Frobenius Property, Phelim P. Boyle, Thierno B. N'Diaye 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

Correlation Matrices With The Perron Frobenius Property, Phelim P. Boyle, Thierno B. N'Diaye

Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra

This paper investigates conditions under which correlation matrices have a strictly positive dominant eigenvector. The sufficient conditions, from the Perron-Frobenius theorem, are that all the matrix entries are positive. The conditions for a correlation matrix with some negative entries to have a strictly positive dominant eigenvector are examined. The special structure of correlation matrices permits obtaining of detailed analytical results for low dimensional matrices. Some specific results for the $n$-by-$n$ case are also derived. This problem was motivated by an application in portfolio theory.


Simple Groups, Progenitors, And Related Topics, Angelica Baccari 2018 California State University - San Bernardino

Simple Groups, Progenitors, And Related Topics, Angelica Baccari

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

The foundation of the work of this thesis is based around the involutory progenitor and the finite homomorphic images found therein. This process is developed by Robert T. Curtis and he defines it as 2^{*n} :N {pi w | pi in N, w} where 2^{*n} denotes a free product of n copies of the cyclic group of order 2 generated by involutions. We repeat this process with different control groups and a different array of possible relations to discover interesting groups, such as sporadic, linear, or unitary groups, to name a few. Predominantly this work was produced from transitive ...


Symmetric Presentations, Representations, And Related Topics, Adam Manriquez 2018 California State University - San Bernardino

Symmetric Presentations, Representations, And Related Topics, Adam Manriquez

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

The purpose of this thesis is to develop original symmetric presentations of finite non-abelian simple groups, particularly the sporadic simple groups. We have found original symmetric presentations for the Janko group J1, the Mathieu group M12, the Symplectic groups S(3,4) and S(4,5), a Lie type group Suz(8), and the automorphism group of the Unitary group U(3,5) as homomorphic images of the progenitors 2*60 : (2 x A5), 2*60 : A5, 2*56 : (23 : 7), and 2*28 : (PGL(2,7):2), respectively. We have also discovered the groups ...


Galois Theory And The Quintic Equation, Yunye Jiang 2018 Union College

Galois Theory And The Quintic Equation, Yunye Jiang

Honors Theses

Most students know the quadratic formula for the solution of the general quadratic polynomial in terms of its coefficients. There are also similar formulas for solutions of the general cubic and quartic polynomials. In these three cases, the roots can be expressed in terms of the coefficients using only basic algebra and radicals. We then say that the general quadratic, cubic, and quartic polynomials are solvable by radicals. The question then becomes: Is the general quintic polynomial solvable by radicals? Abel was the first to prove that it is not. In turn, Galois provided a general method of determining when ...


The Hermitian Null-Range Of A Matrix Over A Finite Field, Edoardo Ballico 2018 University of Trento

The Hermitian Null-Range Of A Matrix Over A Finite Field, Edoardo Ballico

Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra

Let $q$ be a prime power. For $u=(u_1,\dots ,u_n), v=(v_1,\dots ,v_n)\in \mathbb {F} _{q^2}^n$, let $\langle u,v\rangle := \sum _{i=1}^{n} u_i^qv_i$ be the Hermitian form of $\mathbb {F} _{q^2}^n$. Fix an $n\times n$ matrix $M$ over $\mathbb {F} _{q^2}$. In this paper, it is considered the case $k=0$ of the set $\mathrm{Num} _k(M):= \{\langle u,Mu\rangle \mid u\in \mathbb {F} _{q^2}^n, \langle u,u\rangle =k\}$. When $M$ has coefficients in $\mathbb {F ...


The Properties Of Partial Trace And Block Trace Operators Of Partitioned Matrices, Katarzyna Filipiak, Daniel Klein, Erika Vojtková 2018 Poznań University Of Technology

The Properties Of Partial Trace And Block Trace Operators Of Partitioned Matrices, Katarzyna Filipiak, Daniel Klein, Erika Vojtková

Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra

The aim of this paper is to give the properties of two linear operators defined on non-square partitioned matrix: the partial trace operator and the block trace operator. The conditions for symmetry, nonnegativity, and positive-definiteness are given, as well as the relations between partial trace and block trace operators with standard trace, vectorizing and the Kronecker product operators. Both partial trace as well as block trace operators can be widely used in statistics, for example in the estimation of unknown parameters under the multi-level multivariate models or in the theory of experiments for the determination of an optimal designs under ...


Preface: International Conference On Matrix Analysis And Its Applications -- Mattriad 2017, Oskar Maria Baksalary, Natalia Bebiano, Heike Fassbender, Simo Puntanen 2018 University of Tampere

Preface: International Conference On Matrix Analysis And Its Applications -- Mattriad 2017, Oskar Maria Baksalary, Natalia Bebiano, Heike Fassbender, Simo Puntanen

Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra

No abstract provided.


Norm Inequalities Related To Clarkson Inequalities, Fadi Alrimawi, Omar Hirzallah, Fuad Kittaneh 2018 University of Jordan

Norm Inequalities Related To Clarkson Inequalities, Fadi Alrimawi, Omar Hirzallah, Fuad Kittaneh

Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra

Let $A$ and $B$ be $n\times n$ matrices. It is shown that if $p=2$, $4\leq p<\infty$, or $2


Bounds For The Completely Positive Rank Of A Symmetric Matrix Over A Tropical Semiring, David Dolžan, Polona Oblak 2018 University of Ljubljana

Bounds For The Completely Positive Rank Of A Symmetric Matrix Over A Tropical Semiring, David Dolžan, Polona Oblak

Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra

In this paper, an upper bound for the CP-rank of a matrix over a tropical semiring is obtained, according to the vertex clique cover of the graph prescribed by the positions of zero entries in the matrix. The graphs that beget the matrices with the lowest possible CP-ranks are studied, and it is proved that any such graph must have its diameter equal to $2$.


Supporting English Language Learners Inside The Mathematics Classroom: One Teacher’S Unique Perspective Working With Students During Their First Years In America, Amy Marie Fendrick 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Supporting English Language Learners Inside The Mathematics Classroom: One Teacher’S Unique Perspective Working With Students During Their First Years In America, Amy Marie Fendrick

Research and Evaluation in Literacy and Technology

Reflecting upon my personal experiences teaching mathematics to English Language Learners (ELL) in a public high school in Lincoln, Nebraska, this essay largely focuses on the time I spent as the only Accelerated Math teacher in my school building. From 2012 – 2017, I taught three different subjects at this high school: Advanced Algebra, Algebra, and Accelerated Math. This essay highlights why I chose to become a math and ELL teacher, as well as the challenges, issues, struggles, and successes I experienced during my time teaching. I focus on the challenges I faced teaching students who did not share my native ...


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