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Hyperbolic Endomorphisms Of Free Groups, Jean Pierre Mutanguha 2020 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Hyperbolic Endomorphisms Of Free Groups, Jean Pierre Mutanguha

Theses and Dissertations

We prove that ascending HNN extensions of free groups are word-hyperbolic if and only if they have no Baumslag-Solitar subgroups. This extends Brinkmann's theorem that free-by-cyclic groups are word-hyperbolic if and only if they have no Z2 subgroups. To get started on our main theorem, we first prove a structure theorem for injective but nonsurjective endomorphisms of free groups. With the decomposition of the free group given by this structure theorem, we (more or less) construct representatives for nonsurjective endomorphisms that are expanding immersions relative to a homotopy equivalence. This structure theorem initializes the development of (relative) train track ...


Fern Or Fractal... Or Both?, Christina Babcock 2020 Concordia University St. Paul

Fern Or Fractal... Or Both?, Christina Babcock

Research and Scholarship Symposium Posters

Fractals are series of self similar sets and can be found in nature. After researching the Barnsley Fern and the iterated function systems using to create the fractal, I was able to apply what I learned to create a fractal shell. This was done using iterated function systems, matrices, random numbers, and Python coding.


Syllabus For Semester Bridge Course: Fundamental Concepts Of Math For Educators: Fundamental Concepts Of Algebra And Geometry & Problem Solving Through Theory And Practice (Math 301a Qbr), Lamies Nazzal, Joyce Ahlgren 2020 California State University, San Bernardino

Syllabus For Semester Bridge Course: Fundamental Concepts Of Math For Educators: Fundamental Concepts Of Algebra And Geometry & Problem Solving Through Theory And Practice (Math 301a Qbr), Lamies Nazzal, Joyce Ahlgren

Q2S Enhancing Pedagogy

The Quarter-to-Semester transition at CSUSB brought a number of challenges for many courses or course series. One of those included the math requirement for Liberal Studies series, Math 30x courses. The challenge here is that the 30x series includes four courses, yet the transition to semesters will yield three courses. In the Fall of 2020, the fourth 2-unit course in the series, Math 308 (Problem Solving Through Theory and Practice), will no longer be offered. Instead, it will be embedded into the first three courses. Students beginning the series after Fall 2019, will not have enough time to complete the ...


Compactifications Of Cluster Varieties Associated To Root Systems, FEIFEI XIE 2020 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Compactifications Of Cluster Varieties Associated To Root Systems, Feifei Xie

Doctoral Dissertations

In this thesis we identify certain cluster varieties with the complement of a union of closures of hypertori in a toric variety. We prove the existence of a compactification $Z$ of the Fock--Goncharov $\mathcal{X}$-cluster variety for a root system $\Phi$ satisfying some conditions, and study the geometric properties of $Z$. We give a relation of the cluster variety to the toric variety for the fan of Weyl chambers and use a modular interpretation of $X(A_n)$ to give another compactification of the $\mathcal{X}$-cluster variety for the root system $A_n$.


Numerical Solution For Solving Two-Points Boundary Value Problems Using Orthogonal Boubaker Polynomials, Imad Noah Ahmed 2020 University of Technology, Iraq

Numerical Solution For Solving Two-Points Boundary Value Problems Using Orthogonal Boubaker Polynomials, Imad Noah Ahmed

Emirates Journal for Engineering Research

In this paper, a new technique for solving boundary value problems (BVPs) is introduced. An orthogonal function for Boubaker polynomial was utilizedand by the aid of Galerkin method the BVP was transformed to a system of linear algebraic equations with unknown coefficients, which can be easily solved to find the approximate result. Some numerical examples were added with illustrations, comparing their results with the exact to show the efficiency and the applicability of the method.


Isoperimetric Problems On The Line With Density |X|^P, Juiyu Huang, Xinkai Qian, Yiheng Pan, Mulei Xu, Lu Yang, Junfei Zhou 2020 Nanjing International School

Isoperimetric Problems On The Line With Density |X|^P, Juiyu Huang, Xinkai Qian, Yiheng Pan, Mulei Xu, Lu Yang, Junfei Zhou

Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal

On the line with density |x|^p, we prove that the best single bubble is an interval with endpoint at the origin and that the best double bubble is two adjacent intervals that meet at the origin.


Scrollar Invariants Of Tropical Chains Of Loops, Kalila Joelle Sawyer 2020 University of Kentucky

Scrollar Invariants Of Tropical Chains Of Loops, Kalila Joelle Sawyer

Theses and Dissertations--Mathematics

We define scrollar invariants of tropical curves with a fixed divisor of rank 1. We examine the behavior of scrollar invariants under specialization, and compute these invariants for a much-studied family of tropical curves. Our examples highlight many parallels between the classical and tropical theories, but also point to some substantive distinctions.


Codes, Cryptography, And The Mceliece Cryptosystem, Bethany Matsick 2020 Liberty University

Codes, Cryptography, And The Mceliece Cryptosystem, Bethany Matsick

Senior Honors Theses

Over the past several decades, technology has continued to develop at an incredible rate, and the importance of properly securing information has increased significantly. While a variety of encryption schemes currently exist for this purpose, a number of them rely on problems, such as integer factorization, that are not resistant to quantum algorithms. With the reality of quantum computers approaching, it is critical that a quantum-resistant method of protecting information is found. After developing the proper background, we evaluate the potential of the McEliece cryptosystem for use in the post-quantum era by examining families of algebraic geometry codes that allow ...


Algebraic And Geometric Properties Of Hierarchical Models, Aida Maraj 2020 University of Kentucky

Algebraic And Geometric Properties Of Hierarchical Models, Aida Maraj

Theses and Dissertations--Mathematics

In this dissertation filtrations of ideals arising from hierarchical models in statistics related by a group action are are studied. These filtrations lead to ideals in polynomial rings in infinitely many variables, which require innovative tools. Regular languages and finite automata are used to prove and explicitly compute the rationality of some multivariate power series that record important quantitative information about the ideals. Some work regarding Markov bases for non-reducible models is shown, together with advances in the polyhedral geometry of binary hierarchical models.


Introduction To Neutroalgebraic Structures And Antialgebraic Structures (Revisited), Florentin Smarandache 2020 University of New Mexico

Introduction To Neutroalgebraic Structures And Antialgebraic Structures (Revisited), Florentin Smarandache

Mathematics and Statistics Faculty and Staff Publications

In all classical algebraic structures, the Laws of Compositions on a given set are well-defined. But this is a restrictive case, because there are many more situations in science and in any domain of knowledge when a law of composition defined on a set may be only partially-defined (or partially true) and partially-undefined (or partially false), that we call NeutroDefined, or totally undefined (totally false) that we call AntiDefined. Again, in all classical algebraic structures, the Axioms (Associativity, Commutativity, etc.) defined on a set are totally true, but it is again a restrictive case, because similarly there are numerous situations ...


Geogebra Activities: Tracing Points, Jeremy Aikin, Corey Dunn, Jeffrey Meyer, Rolland Trapp 2020 CSUSB

Geogebra Activities: Tracing Points, Jeremy Aikin, Corey Dunn, Jeffrey Meyer, Rolland Trapp

Q2S Enhancing Pedagogy

In this activity, we will learn how to use GeoGebra (www.geogebra.org) to trace the movement of points, which depend on the movement of other objects. The paths of these points determine curves and we will provide algebraic descriptions of these curves.


Heat Kernel Voting With Geometric Invariants, Alexander Harr 2020 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Heat Kernel Voting With Geometric Invariants, Alexander Harr

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

Here we provide a method for comparing geometric objects. Two objects of interest are embedded into an infinite dimensional Hilbert space using their Laplacian eigenvalues and eigenfunctions, truncated to a finite dimensional Euclidean space, where correspondences between the objects are searched for and voted on. To simplify correspondence finding, we propose using several geometric invariants to reduce the necessary computations. This method improves on voting methods by identifying isometric regions including shapes of genus greater than 0 and dimension greater than 3, as well as almost retaining isometry.


Phylogenetic Networks And Functions That Relate Them, Drew Scalzo 2020 The University of Akron

Phylogenetic Networks And Functions That Relate Them, Drew Scalzo

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Phylogenetic Networks are defined to be simple connected graphs with exactly n labeled nodes of degree one, called leaves, and where all other unlabeled nodes have a degree of at least three. These structures assist us with analyzing ancestral history, and its close relative - phylogenetic trees - garner the same visualization, but without the graph being forced to be connected. In this paper, we examine the various characteristics of Phylogenetic Networks and functions that take these networks as inputs, and convert them to more complex or simpler structures. Furthermore, we look at the nature of functions as they relate to the ...


Albert Forms, Quaternions, Schubert Varieties & Embeddability, Jasmin Omanovic 2019 The University of Western Ontario

Albert Forms, Quaternions, Schubert Varieties & Embeddability, Jasmin Omanovic

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The origin of embedding problems can be understood as an effort to find some minimal datum which describes certain algebraic or geometric objects. In the algebraic theory of quadratic forms, Pfister forms are studied for a litany of powerful properties and representations which make them particularly interesting to study in terms of embeddability. A generalization of these properties is captured by the study of central simple algebras carrying involutions, where we may characterize the involution by the existence of particular elements in the algebra. Extending this idea even further, embeddings are just flags in the Grassmannian, meaning that their study ...


Algebraic Methods For Proving Geometric Theorems, Lynn Redman 2019 California State University, San Bernardino

Algebraic Methods For Proving Geometric Theorems, Lynn Redman

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Algebraic geometry is the study of systems of polynomial equations in one or more variables. Thinking of polynomials as functions reveals a close connection between affine varieties, which are geometric structures, and ideals, which are algebraic objects. An affine variety is a collection of tuples that represents the solutions to a system of equations. An ideal is a special subset of a ring and is what provides the tools to prove geometric theorems algebraically. In this thesis, we establish that a variety depends on the ideal generated by its defining equations. The ability to change the basis of an ideal ...


Essential Dimension Of Parabolic Bundles, Dinesh Valluri 2019 The University of Western Ontario

Essential Dimension Of Parabolic Bundles, Dinesh Valluri

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Essential dimension of a geometric object is roughly the number of algebraically independent parameters needed to define the object. In this thesis we give upper bounds for the essential dimension of parabolic bundles over a non-singular curve X of genus g greater than or equal to 2 using Borne's correspondence between parabolic bundles on a curve and vector bundles on a root stack. This is a generalization of the work of Biswas, Dhillon and Hoffmann on the essential dimension of vector bundles, by following their method for curves and adapting it to root stacks. In this process, we invoke ...


Topology And Dynamics Of Gene Regulatory Networks: A Meta-Analysis, Claus Kadelka 2019 Iowa State University

Topology And Dynamics Of Gene Regulatory Networks: A Meta-Analysis, Claus Kadelka

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

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Unifications Of Pythagorean Triple Schema, Emily Hammes 2019 East Tennessee State University

Unifications Of Pythagorean Triple Schema, Emily Hammes

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Euclid’s Method of finding Pythagorean triples is a commonly accepted and applied technique. This study focuses on a myriad of other methods behind finding such Pythagorean triples. Specifically, we discover whether or not other ways of finding triples are special cases of Euclid’s Method.


On The Complexity Of Computing Galois Groups Of Differential Equations, Mengxiao Sun 2019 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

On The Complexity Of Computing Galois Groups Of Differential Equations, Mengxiao Sun

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The differential Galois group is an analogue for a linear differential equation of the classical Galois group for a polynomial equation. An important application of the differential Galois group is that a linear differential equation can be solved by integrals, exponentials and algebraic functions if and only if the connected component of its differential Galois group is solvable. Computing the differential Galois groups would help us determine the existence of the solutions expressed in terms of elementary functions (integrals, exponentials and algebraic functions) and understand the algebraic relations among the solutions.

Hrushovski first proposed an algorithm for computing the differential ...


Data Parsing For Optimized Molecular Geometry Calculations, Luke Rens 2019 Stephen F Austin State University

Data Parsing For Optimized Molecular Geometry Calculations, Luke Rens

Undergraduate Research Conference

The purpose of this project is to optimize and streamline to process of using ADF and ReaxFF. There is no efficient way to effectively add constraints to a compound and run it through ADF, take the ADF output and create a file that can be run through Reaxff, then take that Reaxff output and come to conclusions on it. To streamline this process, scripts were developed using Python to parse information out of data generated by ADF.


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