1. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 673)
 Achter, Jeffrey; Williams, Cassandra

Local Heuristics and an Exact Formula for Abelian Surfaces Over Finite Fields
Consider a quartic $q$Weil polynomial $f$. Motivated by equidistribution
considerations, we define, for each prime $\ell$, a local factor
that
measures the relative frequency with which $f\bmod \ell$ occurs
as the
characteristic polynomial of a symplectic similitude over $\mathbb{F}_\ell$.
For a certain
class of polynomials, we show that the resulting infinite product
calculates the number of principally polarized abelian surfaces
over $\mathbb{F}_q$
with Weil polynomial $f$.
Keywords:abelian surfaces, finite fields, random matrices Category:14K02 

2. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 538)
 Li, Lili; Chen, Guiyun

Minimal Non Self Dual Groups
A group $G$ is self dual if every
subgroup
of $G$ is isomorphic to a quotient of $G$ and every quotient
of $G$ is isomorphic to
a subgroup of $G$. It is minimal nonself dual if every
proper subgroup of $G$
is self dual but $G$ is not self dual. In this paper, the structure
of minimal nonself dual groups is determined.
Keywords:minimal nonself dual group, finite group, metacyclic group, metabelian group Category:20D15 

3. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 497)
 Edmunds, Charles C.

Constructing Double Magma on Groups Using Commutation Operations
A magma $(M,\star)$ is a nonempty set with a binary
operation. A double magma $(M, \star, \bullet)$ is a
nonempty set with two binary operations satisfying the
interchange law,
$(w \star x) \bullet (y\star z)=(w\bullet y)\star(x \bullet
z)$. We call a double magma proper if the two operations
are distinct and commutative if the operations are commutative.
A double semigroup, first introduced by Kock,
is a double magma for which both operations are associative.
Given a nontrivial group $G$ we define a system of two magma
$(G,\star,\bullet)$ using the commutator operations $x \star
y = [x,y](=x^{1}y^{1}xy)$ and $x\bullet y = [y,x]$. We show
that $(G,\star,\bullet)$ is a double magma if and only if $G$
satisfies the commutator laws $[x,y;x,z]=1$ and $[w,x;y,z]^{2}=1$.
We note that the first law defines the class of 3metabelian
groups. If both these laws hold in $G$, the double magma is proper
if and only if there exist $x_0,y_0 \in G$ for which $[x_0,y_0]^2
\not= 1$. This double magma is a double semigroup if and only
if $G$ is nilpotent of class two. We construct a specific example
of a proper double semigroup based on the dihedral group of order
16. In addition we comment on a similar construction for rings
using Lie commutators.
Keywords:double magma, double semigroups, 3metabelian Categories:20E10, 20M99 

4. CMB 2014 (vol 57 pp. 511)
 Gonçalves, Daniel

Simplicity of Partial Skew Group Rings of Abelian Groups
Let $A$ be a ring with local units, $E$ a set of local units for $A$,
$G$ an abelian group and $\alpha$ a partial action of $G$ by ideals of
$A$ that contain local units.
We show that $A\star_{\alpha} G$ is simple if and only if $A$ is
$G$simple and the center of the corner $e\delta_0 (A\star_{\alpha} G)
e \delta_0$ is a field for all $e\in E$. We apply the result to
characterize simplicity of partial skew group rings in two cases,
namely for partial skew group rings arising from partial actions by
clopen subsets of a compact set and partial actions on the set level.
Keywords:partial skew group rings, simple rings, partial actions, abelian groups Categories:16S35, 37B05 

5. CMB 2012 (vol 56 pp. 477)
 Ayadi, Adlene

Hypercyclic Abelian Groups of Affine Maps on $\mathbb{C}^{n}$
We give a characterization of hypercyclic abelian group
$\mathcal{G}$ of affine maps on $\mathbb{C}^{n}$. If $\mathcal{G}$
is finitely generated, this characterization is explicit. We prove
in particular
that no abelian group generated by $n$ affine maps on $\mathbb{C}^{n}$ has a dense orbit.
Keywords:affine, hypercyclic, dense, orbit, affine group, abelian Categories:37C85, 47A16 

6. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 842)
7. CMB 2004 (vol 47 pp. 398)
 McKinnon, David

A Reduction of the BatyrevManin Conjecture for Kummer Surfaces
Let $V$ be a $K3$ surface defined over a number field $k$. The
BatyrevManin conjecture for $V$ states that for every nonempty open
subset $U$ of $V$, there exists a finite set $Z_U$ of accumulating
rational curves such that the density of rational points on $UZ_U$ is
strictly less than the density of rational points on $Z_U$. Thus,
the set of rational points of $V$ conjecturally admits a stratification
corresponding to the sets $Z_U$ for successively smaller sets $U$.
In this paper, in the case that $V$ is a Kummer surface, we prove that
the BatyrevManin conjecture for $V$ can be reduced to the
BatyrevManin conjecture for $V$ modulo the endomorphisms of $V$
induced by multiplication by $m$ on the associated abelian surface
$A$. As an application, we use this to show that given some restrictions
on $A$, the set of rational points of $V$ which lie on rational curves
whose preimages have geometric genus 2 admits a stratification of
Keywords:rational points, BatyrevManin conjecture, Kummer, surface, rational curve, abelian surface, height Categories:11G35, 14G05 

8. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 213)
 Gordon, B. Brent; Joshi, Kirti

Griffiths Groups of Supersingular Abelian Varieties
The Griffiths group $\Gr^r(X)$ of a smooth projective variety $X$ over
an algebraically closed field is defined to be the group of homologically
trivial algebraic cycles of codimension $r$ on $X$ modulo the subgroup of
algebraically trivial algebraic cycles. The main result of this paper is
that the Griffiths group $\Gr^2 (A_{\bar{k}})$ of a supersingular
abelian variety $A_{\bar{k}}$ over the algebraic closure of a finite
field of characteristic $p$ is at most a $p$primary torsion group.
As a corollary the same conclusion holds for supersingular Fermat
threefolds. In contrast, using methods of C.~Schoen it is also
shown that if the Tate conjecture is valid for all smooth
projective surfaces and all finite extensions of the finite ground
field $k$ of characteristic $p>2$, then the Griffiths group of any ordinary
abelian threefold $A_{\bar{k}}$ over the algebraic closure of $k$ is
nontrivial; in fact, for all but a finite number of primes $\ell\ne p$ it
is the case that $\Gr^2 (A_{\bar{k}}) \otimes \Z_\ell \neq 0$.
Keywords:Griffiths group, Beauville conjecture, supersingular Abelian variety, Chow group Categories:14J20, 14C25 

9. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 183)