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The Common Invariant Subspace Problem And Tarski’S Theorem, Grzegorz Pastuszak 2017 Nicolaus Copernicus University of Toruń

The Common Invariant Subspace Problem And Tarski’S Theorem, Grzegorz Pastuszak

Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra

This article presents a computable criterion for the existence of a common invariant subspace of $n\times n$ complex matrices $A_{1}, \dots ,A_{s}$ of a fixed dimension $1\leq d\leq n$. The approach taken in the paper is model-theoretic. Namely, the criterion is based on a constructive proof of the renowned Tarski's theorem on quantifier elimination in the theory $\ACF$ of algebraically closed fields. This means that for an arbitrary formula $\varphi$ of the language of fields, a quantifier-free formula $\varphi'$ such that $\varphi\lra\varphi'$ in $\ACF$ is given explicitly. The construction of $\varphi'$ is ...


Refined Inertia Of Matrix Patterns, Kevin N. Vander Meulen, Jonathan Earl, Adam Van Tuyl 2017 Redeemer University College

Refined Inertia Of Matrix Patterns, Kevin N. Vander Meulen, Jonathan Earl, Adam Van Tuyl

Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra

This paper explores how the combinatorial arrangement of prescribed zeros in a matrix affects the possible eigenvalues that the matrix can obtain. It demonstrates that there are inertially arbitrary patterns having a digraph with no 2-cycle, unlike what happens for nonzero patterns. A class of patterns is developed that are refined inertially arbitrary but not spectrally arbitrary, making use of the property of a properly signed nest. The paper includes a characterization of the inertially arbitrary and refined inertially arbitrary patterns of order three, as well as the patterns of order four with the least number of nonzero entries.


Decreasing Math Anxiety Through Teaching Quadratic Equations, Kaitlyn Kaufman 2017 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Decreasing Math Anxiety Through Teaching Quadratic Equations, Kaitlyn Kaufman

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Math anxiety is known as having a feeling of fear that interferes with math performance. Many students today suffer from math anxiety as they push through each developmental stage in their schooling. A majority of students develop math anxiety through traditional classroom methods, such as drill and practice, assessments, memorizing, and textbooks. According to research, teachers can help decrease math anxiety in students by incorporating specific teaching styles, methods, and strategies, related to decrease math anxiety, into lessons. These teaching styles, methods, and strategies include, but not limited to, constructivist teaching, concrete-to-representation-to-abstract model, student-centered learning, and interactive lessons. Based on ...


Properties Of K-Isotropic Functions, Tianpei Jiang 2017 The University of Western Ontario

Properties Of K-Isotropic Functions, Tianpei Jiang

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The focus of this work is a family of maps from the space of $n \times n$ symmetric matrices, $S^n$, into the space $S^{{n \choose k}}$ for any $k=1,\ldots, n$, invariant under the conjugate action of the orthogonal group $O^n$. This family, called generated $k$-isotropic functions, generalizes known types of maps with similar invariance property, such as the spectral, primary matrix, isotropic functions, multiplicative compound, and additive compound matrices on $S^n$. The notion of operator monotonicity dates back to a work by L\"owner in 1934. A map $F :S^n \to S ...


Predicting Locations Of Pollution Sources Using Convolutional Neural Networks, Yiheng Chi, Nickolas D. Winovich, Guang Lin 2017 Purdue University

Predicting Locations Of Pollution Sources Using Convolutional Neural Networks, Yiheng Chi, Nickolas D. Winovich, Guang Lin

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium

Pollution is a severe problem today, and the main challenge in water and air pollution controls and eliminations is detecting and locating pollution sources. This research project aims to predict the locations of pollution sources given diffusion information of pollution in the form of array or image data. These predictions are done using machine learning. The relations between time, location, and pollution concentration are first formulated as pollution diffusion equations, which are partial differential equations (PDEs), and then deep convolutional neural networks are built and trained to solve these PDEs. The convolutional neural networks consist of convolutional layers, reLU layers ...


Stable Cohomology Of Local Rings And Castelnuovo-Mumford Regularity Of Graded Modules, Luigi Ferraro 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Stable Cohomology Of Local Rings And Castelnuovo-Mumford Regularity Of Graded Modules, Luigi Ferraro

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research Papers in Mathematics

This thesis consists of two parts:

1) A bimodule structure on the bounded cohomology of a local ring (Chapter 1),

2) Modules of infinite regularity over graded commutative rings (Chapter 2).

Chapter 1 deals with the structure of stable cohomology and bounded cohomology. Stable cohomology is a $\mathbb{Z}$-graded algebra generalizing Tate cohomology and first defined by Pierre Vogel. It is connected to absolute cohomology and bounded cohomology. We investigate the structure of the bounded cohomology as a graded bimodule. We use the information on the bimodule structure of bounded cohomology to study the stable cohomology algebra as a ...


Ideal Containments Under Flat Extensions And Interpolation On Linear Systems In P2, Solomon Akesseh 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Ideal Containments Under Flat Extensions And Interpolation On Linear Systems In P2, Solomon Akesseh

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research Papers in Mathematics

Fat points and their ideals have stimulated a lot of research but this dissertation concerns itself with aspects of only two of them, broadly categorized here as, the ideal containments and polynomial interpolation problems.

Ein-Lazarsfeld-Smith and Hochster-Huneke cumulatively showed that for all ideals I in k[Pn], I(mn) ⊆ Im for all m ∈ N. Over the projective plane, we obtain I(4)< ⊆ I2. Huneke asked whether it was the case that I(3) ⊆ I2. Dumnicki, Szemberg and Tutaj-Gasinska show that if I is the saturated homogeneous radical ideal of the 12 points of the Hesse configuration, then ...


Π-Operators In Clifford Analysis And Its Applications, Wanqing Cheng 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Π-Operators In Clifford Analysis And Its Applications, Wanqing Cheng

Theses and Dissertations

In this dissertation, we studies Π-operators in different spaces using Clifford algebras. This approach generalizes the Π-operator theory on the complex plane to higher dimensional spaces. It also allows us to investigate the existence of the solutions to Beltrami equations in different spaces.

Motivated by the form of the Π-operator on the complex plane, we first construct a Π-operator on a general Clifford-Hilbert module. It is shown that this operator is an L^2 isometry. Further, this can also be used for solving certain Beltrami equations when the Hilbert space is the L^2 space of a measure space. This ...


Various Topics On Graphical Structures Placed On Commutative Rings, Darrin Weber 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Various Topics On Graphical Structures Placed On Commutative Rings, Darrin Weber

Doctoral Dissertations

In this dissertation, we look at two types of graphs that can be placed on a commutative ring: the zero-divisor graph and the ideal-based zero-divisor graph. A zero-divisor graph is a graph whose vertices are the nonzero zero-divisors of a ring and two vertices are connected by an edge if and only if their product is 0. We classify, up to isomorphism, all commutative rings without identity that have a zero-divisor graph on 14 or fewer vertices.

An ideal-based zero-divisor graph is a generalization of the zero-divisor graph where for a ring R and ideal I the vertices are { x ...


Efficiently Representing The Integer Factorization Problem Using Binary Decision Diagrams, David Skidmore 2017 Utah State University

Efficiently Representing The Integer Factorization Problem Using Binary Decision Diagrams, David Skidmore

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Let p be a prime positive integer and let α be a positive integer greater than 1. A method is given to reduce the problem of finding a nontrivial factorization of α to the problem of finding a solution to a system of modulo p polynomial congruences where each variable in the system is constrained to the set {0,...,p − 1}. In the case that p = 2 it is shown that each polynomial in the system can be represented by an ordered binary decision diagram with size less than 20.25log2(α)3 + 16.5log2(α)2 + 6log ...


Residuated Maps, The Way-Below Relation, And Contractions On Probabilistic Metric Spaces., M. Ryan Luke 2017 University of Louisville

Residuated Maps, The Way-Below Relation, And Contractions On Probabilistic Metric Spaces., M. Ryan Luke

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In this dissertation, we will examine residuated mappings on a function lattice and how they behave with respect to the way-below relation. In particular, which residuated $\phi$ has the property that $F$ is way-below $\phi(F)$ for $F$ in appropriate sets. We show the way-below relation describes the separation of two functions and how this corresponds to contraction mappings on probabilistic metric spaces. A new definition for contractions is considered using the way-below relation.


Generalizations And Variations Of The Zero-Divisor Graph, Grace Elizabeth McClurkin 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Generalizations And Variations Of The Zero-Divisor Graph, Grace Elizabeth Mcclurkin

Doctoral Dissertations

We explore generalizations and variations of the zero-divisor graph on commutative rings with identity. A zero-divisor graph is a graph whose vertex set is the nonzero zero-divisors of a ring, wherein two distinct vertices are adjacent if their product is zero. Variations of the zero-divisor graph are created by changing the vertex set, the edge condition, or both. The annihilator graph and the extended zero-divisor graph are both variations that change the edge condition, whereas the compressed graph and ideal-based graph change the vertex set. By combining these concepts, we define and investigate graphs where both the vertex set and ...


Construction And Classification Results For Commuting Squares Of Finite Dimensional *-Algebras, Chase Thomas Worley 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Construction And Classification Results For Commuting Squares Of Finite Dimensional *-Algebras, Chase Thomas Worley

Doctoral Dissertations

In this dissertation, we present new constructions of commuting squares, and we investigate finiteness and isolation results for these objects. We also give applications to the classification of complex Hadamard matrices and to Hopf algebras.

In the first part, we recall the notion of commuting squares which were introduced by Popa and arise naturally as invariants in Jones' theory of subfactors. We review some of the main known examples of commuting squares such as those constructed from finite groups and from complex Hadamard matrices. We also recall Nicoara's notion of defect which gives an upper bound for the number ...


Cayley Graphs Of Groups And Their Applications, Anna Tripi 2017 Missouri State University

Cayley Graphs Of Groups And Their Applications, Anna Tripi

MSU Graduate Theses

Cayley graphs are graphs associated to a group and a set of generators for that group (there is also an associated directed graph). The purpose of this study was to examine multiple examples of Cayley graphs through group theory, graph theory, and applications. We gave background material on groups and graphs and gave numerous examples of Cayley graphs and digraphs. This helped investigate the conjecture that the Cayley graph of any group (except Z_2) is hamiltonian. We found the conjecture to still be open. We found Cayley graphs and hamiltonian cycles could be applied to campanology (in particular, to the ...


Classification Results Of Hadamard Matrices, Gregory Allen Schmidt 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Classification Results Of Hadamard Matrices, Gregory Allen Schmidt

Masters Theses

In 1893 Hadamard proved that for any n x n matrix A over the complex numbers, with all of its entries of absolute value less than or equal to 1, it necessarily follows that

|det(A)| ≤ nn/2 [n raised to the power n divided by two],

with equality if and only if the rows of A are mutually orthogonal and the absolute value of each entry is equal to 1 (See [2], [3]). Such matrices are now appropriately identified as Hadamard matrices, which provides an active area of research in both theoretical and applied fields of the sciences ...


Optimal Dual Fusion Frames For Probabilistic Erasures, Patricia Mariela Morillas 2017 Universidad Nacional de San Luis and CONICET, Argentina

Optimal Dual Fusion Frames For Probabilistic Erasures, Patricia Mariela Morillas

Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra

For any fixed fusion frame, its optimal dual fusion frames for reconstruction is studied in case of erasures of subspaces. It is considered that a probability distribution of erasure of subspaces is given and that a blind reconstruction procedure is used, where the erased data are set to zero. It is proved that there are always optimal duals. Sufficient conditions for the canonical dual fusion frame being either the unique optimal dual, a non-unique optimal dual, or a non optimal dual, are obtained. The reconstruction error is analyzed, using the optimal duals in the probability model considered here and using ...


College Algebra, Trigonometry, And Precalculus (Clayton), Chaogui Zhang, Scott Bailey, Billie May, Jelinda Spotorno, Kara Mullen 2017 Clayton State University

College Algebra, Trigonometry, And Precalculus (Clayton), Chaogui Zhang, Scott Bailey, Billie May, Jelinda Spotorno, Kara Mullen

Mathematics Grants Collections

This Grants Collection for College Algebra, Trigonometry, and Precalculus was created under a Round Five ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

Affordable Learning Georgia Grants Collections are intended to provide faculty with the frameworks to quickly implement or revise the same materials as a Textbook Transformation Grants team, along with the aims and lessons learned from project teams during the implementation process.

Documents are in .pdf format, with a separate .docx (Word) version available for download. Each collection contains the following materials:

  • Linked Syllabus
  • Initial Proposal
  • Final Report


Foundations For College Algebra, Da'Mon Andrews, Antre' Drummer 2017 East Georgia State College

Foundations For College Algebra, Da'mon Andrews, Antre' Drummer

Mathematics Grants Collections

This Grants Collection for Biochemistry was created under a Round Seven ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

Affordable Learning Georgia Grants Collections are intended to provide faculty with the frameworks to quickly implement or revise the same materials as a Textbook Transformation Grants team, along with the aims and lessons learned from project teams during the implementation process.

Documents are in .pdf format, with a separate .docx (Word) version available for download. Each collection contains the following materials:

  • Linked Syllabus
  • Initial Proposal
  • Final Report


Solving A System Of Linear Equations Using Ancient Chinese Methods, Mary Flagg 2017 University of St Thomas

Solving A System Of Linear Equations Using Ancient Chinese Methods, Mary Flagg

Linear Algebra

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Blow-Up Algebras, Determinantal Ideals, And Dedekind-Mertens-Like Formulas, Alberto Corso, Uwe Nagel, Sonja Petrović, Cornelia Yuen 2017 University of Kentucky

Blow-Up Algebras, Determinantal Ideals, And Dedekind-Mertens-Like Formulas, Alberto Corso, Uwe Nagel, Sonja Petrović, Cornelia Yuen

Mathematics Faculty Publications

We investigate Rees algebras and special fiber rings obtained by blowing up specialized Ferrers ideals. This class of monomial ideals includes strongly stable monomial ideals generated in degree two and edge ideals of prominent classes of graphs. We identify the equations of these blow-up algebras. They generate determinantal ideals associated to subregions of a generic symmetric matrix, which may have holes. Exhibiting Gröbner bases for these ideals and using methods from Gorenstein liaison theory, we show that these determinantal rings are normal Cohen–Macaulay domains that are Koszul, that the initial ideals correspond to vertex decomposable simplicial complexes, and we ...


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