Transformations On Double Occurrence Words Motivated By Dna Rearrangement, 2018 University of South Florida

#### Transformations On Double Occurrence Words Motivated By Dna Rearrangement, Daniel Cruz, Margherita Maria Ferrari, Lukas Nabergall, Natasa Jonoska, Masahico Saito

*Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research*

No abstract provided.

The Influence Of Canalization On The Robustness Of Finite Dynamical Systems, 2018 Illinois State University

#### The Influence Of Canalization On The Robustness Of Finite Dynamical Systems, Claus Kadelka

*Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research*

No abstract provided.

Combinatorial Geometry Of Threshold-Linear Networks, 2018 Illinois State University

#### Combinatorial Geometry Of Threshold-Linear Networks, Christopher Langdon

*Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research*

No abstract provided.

Microstructure Design Using Graphs, 2018 Iowa State University

#### Microstructure Design Using Graphs, Pengfei Du, Adrian Zebrowski, Jaroslaw Zola, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Olga Wodo

*Mechanical Engineering Publications*

Thin films with tailored microstructures are an emerging class of materials with applications such as battery electrodes, organic electronics, and biosensors. Such thin film devices typically exhibit a multi-phase microstructure that is confined, and show large anisotropy. Current approaches to microstructure design focus on optimizing bulk properties, by tuning features that are statistically averaged over a representative volume. Here, we report a tool for morphogenesis posed as a graph-based optimization problem that evolves microstructures recognizing confinement and anisotropy constraints. We illustrate the approach by designing optimized morphologies for photovoltaic applications, and evolve an initial morphology into an optimized morphology exhibiting ...

Stranded Cellular Automaton And Weaving Products, 2018 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

#### Stranded Cellular Automaton And Weaving Products, Hao Yang

*Mathematical Sciences Technical Reports (MSTR)*

In order to analyze weaving products mathematically and find out valid weaving products, it is natural to relate them to Cellular Automaton. They are both generated based on specific rules and some initial conditions. Holden and Holden have created a Stranded Cellular Automaton that can represent common weaving and braiding products. Based on their previous findings, we were able to construct a Java program and analyze various aspects of the automaton they created. This paper will discuss the complexity of the Stranded Cellular Automaton, how to determine whether a weaving product holds together or not based on the automaton and ...

Tutte-Equivalent Matroids, 2018 California State University - San Bernardino

#### Tutte-Equivalent Matroids, Maria Margarita Rocha

*Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations*

We begin by introducing matroids in the context of finite collections of vectors from a vector space over a specified field, where the notion of independence is linear independence. Then we will introduce the concept of a matroid invariant. Specifically, we will look at the Tutte polynomial, which is a well-defined two-variable invariant that can be used to determine differences and similarities between a collection of given matroids. The Tutte polynomial can tell us certain properties of a given matroid (such as the number of bases, independent sets, etc.) without the need to manually solve for them. Although the Tutte ...

Identifying Combinatorially Symmetric Hidden Markov Models, 2018 Aberystwyth University

#### Identifying Combinatorially Symmetric Hidden Markov Models, Daniel Burgarth

*Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra*

A sufficient criterion for the unique parameter identification of combinatorially symmetric Hidden Markov Models, based on the structure of their transition matrix, is provided. If the observed states of the chain form a zero forcing set of the graph of the Markov model, then it is uniquely identifiable and an explicit reconstruction method is given.

The Largest Eigenvalue And Some Hamiltonian Properties Of Graphs, 2018 University of South Carolina Aiken

#### The Largest Eigenvalue And Some Hamiltonian Properties Of Graphs, Rao Li

*Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra*

In this note, sufficient conditions, based on the largest eigenvalue, are presented for some Hamiltonian properties of graphs.

Proof Of A Conjecture Of Graham And Lovasz Concerning Unimodality Of Coefficients Of The Distance Characteristic Polynomial Of A Tree, 2018 Iowa State University

#### Proof Of A Conjecture Of Graham And Lovasz Concerning Unimodality Of Coefficients Of The Distance Characteristic Polynomial Of A Tree, Ghodratollah Aalipour, Aida Abiad, Zhanar Berikkyzy, Leslie Hogben, Franklin H.J. Kenter, Jephian C.-H. Lin, Michael Tait

*Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra*

The conjecture of Graham and Lov ́asz that the (normalized) coefficients of the distance characteristic polynomial of a tree are unimodal is proved; it is also shown that the (normalized) coefficients are log-concave. Upper and lower bounds on the location of the peak are established.

Extremal Octagonal Chains With Respect To The Spectral Radius, 2018 Anhui University of Science and Technology

#### Extremal Octagonal Chains With Respect To The Spectral Radius, Xianya Geng, Shuchao Li, Wei Wei

*Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra*

Octagonal systems are tree-like graphs comprised of octagons that represent a class of polycyclic conjugated hydrocarbons. In this paper, a roll-attaching operation for the calculation of the characteristic polynomials of octagonal chain graphs is proposed. Based on these characteristic polynomials, the extremal octagonal chains with n octagons having the maximum and minimum spectral radii are identified.

Topological Recursion And Random Finite Noncommutative Geometries, 2018 The University of Western Ontario

#### Topological Recursion And Random Finite Noncommutative Geometries, Shahab Azarfar

*Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository*

In this thesis, we investigate a model for quantum gravity on finite noncommutative spaces using the topological recursion method originated from random matrix theory. More precisely, we consider a particular type of finite noncommutative geometries, in the sense of Connes, called spectral triples of type ${(1,0)} \,$, introduced by Barrett. A random spectral triple of type ${(1,0)}$ has a fixed fermion space, and the moduli space of its Dirac operator ${D=\{ H , \cdot \} \, ,}$ ${H \in {\mathcal{H}_N}}$, encoding all the possible geometries over the fermion space, is the space of Hermitian matrices ${\mathcal{H}_N}$. A distribution of ...

Minimal Graphs With A Specified Code Map Image, 2018 University of Texas of the Permian Basin

#### Minimal Graphs With A Specified Code Map Image, Paul Feit

*Theory and Applications of Graphs*

Let $G$ be a graph and $e_1,\cdots ,e_n$ be $n$ distinct vertices. Let $\rho$ be the metric on $G$. The code map on vertices, corresponding to this list, is $c(x)=(\rho (x,e_1),\cdots ,\rho (x,e_n))$. This paper introduces a variation: begin with $V\subseteq\bbz^n$ for some $n$, and consider assignments of edges $E$ such that the identity function on $V$ is a code map for $G=(V,E)$. Refer to such a set $E$ as a {\em code-match.}

An earlier paper classified subsets of $V$ for which at least one code-match exists. We prove ...

Inertia Sets Allowed By Matrix Patterns, 2018 Saint Olaf College

#### Inertia Sets Allowed By Matrix Patterns, Adam H. Berliner, Dale D. Olesky, Pauline Van Den Driessche

*Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra*

Motivated by the possible onset of instability in dynamical systems associated with a zero eigenvalue, sets of inertias $\sn_n$ and $\SN{n}$ for sign and zero-nonzero patterns, respectively, are introduced. For an $n\times n$ sign pattern $\mc{A}$ that allows inertia $(0,n-1,1)$, a sufficient condition is given for $\mc{A}$ and every superpattern of $\mc{A}$ to allow $\sn_n$, and a family of such irreducible sign patterns for all $n\geq 3$ is specified. All zero-nonzero patterns (up to equivalence) that allow $\SN{3}$ and $\SN{4}$ are determined, and are described by their associated digraphs.

The Expected Number Of Patterns In A Random Generated Permutation On [N] = {1,2,...,N}, 2018 East Tennessee State University

#### The Expected Number Of Patterns In A Random Generated Permutation On [N] = {1,2,...,N}, Evelyn Fokuoh

*Electronic Theses and Dissertations*

Previous work by Flaxman (2004) and Biers-Ariel et al. (2018) focused on the number of distinct words embedded in a string of words of length n. In this thesis, we will extend this work to permutations, focusing on the maximum number of distinct permutations contained in a permutation on [n] = {1,2,...,n} and on the expected number of distinct permutations contained in a random permutation on [n]. We further considered the problem where repetition of subsequences are as a result of the occurrence of (Type A and/or Type B) replications. Our method of enumerating the Type A replications ...

Fractional Difference Operators And Related Boundary Value Problems, 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

#### Fractional Difference Operators And Related Boundary Value Problems, Scott C. Gensler

*Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research Papers in Mathematics*

In this dissertation we develop a fractional difference calculus for functions on a discrete domain. We start by showing that the Taylor monomials, which play a role analagous to that of the power functions in ordinary differential calculus, can be expressed in terms of a family of polynomials which I will refer to as the Pochhammer polynomials. These important functions, the Taylor monomials, were previously described by other scholars primarily in terms of the gamma function. With only this description it is challenging to understand their properties. Describing the Taylor monomials in terms of the Pochhammer polynomials has made it ...

Integer-Antimagic Spectra Of Disjoint Unions Of Cycles, 2018 Hong Kong Baptist University

#### Integer-Antimagic Spectra Of Disjoint Unions Of Cycles, Wai Chee Shiu

*Theory and Applications of Graphs*

Let $A$ be a non-trivial abelian group. A simple graph $G = (V, E)$ is $A$-antimagic if there exists an edge labeling $f: E(G) \to A \setminus \{0\}$ such that the induced vertex labeling $f^+: V(G) \to A$, defined by $f^+(v) = \sum_{uv\in E(G)}f(uv)$, is injective. The integer-antimagic spectrum of a graph $G$ is the set IAM$(G) = \{k\;|\; G \textnormal{ is } \mathbb{Z}_k\textnormal{-antimagic and } k \geq 2\}$. In this paper, we determine the integer-antimagic spectra of disjoint unions of cycles.

An Efficient Algorithm To Test Forcibly-Connectedness Of Graphical Degree Sequences, 2018 Georgia Southern University

#### An Efficient Algorithm To Test Forcibly-Connectedness Of Graphical Degree Sequences, Kai Wang

*Theory and Applications of Graphs*

We present an algorithm to test whether a given graphical degree sequence is forcibly connected or not and prove its correctness. We also outline the extensions of the algorithm to test whether a given graphical degree sequence is forcibly $k$-connected or not for every fixed $k\ge 2$. We show through experimental evaluations that the algorithm is efficient on average, though its worst case run time is probably exponential. We also adapt Ruskey et al's classic algorithm to enumerate zero-free graphical degree sequences of length $n$ and Barnes and Savage's classic algorithm to enumerate graphical partitions of ...

Finite Asymptotic Clusters Of Metric Spaces, 2018 Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics of NAS of Ukraine

#### Finite Asymptotic Clusters Of Metric Spaces, Viktoriia Bilet, Oleksiy Dovgoshey

*Theory and Applications of Graphs*

Let $(X, d)$ be an unbounded metric space and let $\tilde r=(r_n)_{n\in\mathbb N}$ be a sequence of positive real numbers tending to infinity. A pretangent space $\Omega_{\infty, \tilde r}^{X}$ to $(X, d)$ at infinity is a limit of the rescaling sequence $\left(X, \frac{1}{r_n}d\right).$ The set of all pretangent spaces $\Omega_{\infty, \tilde r}^{X}$ is called an asymptotic cluster of pretangent spaces. Such a cluster can be considered as a weighted graph $(G_{X, \tilde r}, \rho_{X})$ whose maximal cliques coincide with $\Omega_{\infty, \tilde r}^{X ...

A Computer-Aided Decomposition Of The Complete Digraph Into Orientations Of K4 − E With A Double Edge, 2018 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

#### A Computer-Aided Decomposition Of The Complete Digraph Into Orientations Of K4 − E With A Double Edge, Hanson Hao

*The International Student Science Fair 2018*

The abstract is available as an Additional File.

Dimers On Cylinders Over Dynkin Diagrams And Cluster Algebras, 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.