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351. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 270)

Occhetta, Gianluca
A Characterization of Products of Projective Spaces
We give a characterization of products of projective spaces using unsplit covering families of rational curves.

Keywords:Rational curves, Fano varieties
Categories:14J40, 14J45

352. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 265)

Nicholson, W. K.; Zhou, Y.
Endomorphisms That Are the Sum of a Unit and a Root of a Fixed Polynomial
If $C=C(R)$ denotes the center of a ring $R$ and $g(x)$ is a polynomial in C[x]$, Camillo and Sim\'{o}n called a ring $g(x)$-clean if every element is the sum of a unit and a root of $g(x)$. If $V$ is a vector space of countable dimension over a division ring $D,$ they showed that $\end {}_{D}V$ is $g(x)$-clean provided that $g(x)$ has two roots in $C(D)$. If $g(x)=x-x^{2}$ this shows that $\end {}_{D}V$ is clean, a result of Nicholson and Varadarajan. In this paper we remove the countable condition, and in fact prove that $\Mend {}_{R}M$ is $g(x)$-clean for any semisimple module $M$ over an arbitrary ring $R$ provided that $g(x)\in (x-a)(x-b)C[x]$ where $a,b\in C$ and both $b$ and $b-a$ are units in $R$.

Keywords:Clean rings, linear transformations, endomorphism rings
Categories:16S50, 16E50

353. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 256)

Neelon, Tejinder
A Bernstein--Walsh Type Inequality and Applications
A Bernstein--Walsh type inequality for $C^{\infty }$ functions of several variables is derived, which then is applied to obtain analogs and generalizations of the following classical theorems: (1) Bochnak--Siciak theorem: a $C^{\infty }$\ function on $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ that is real analytic on every line is real analytic; (2) Zorn--Lelong theorem: if a double power series $F(x,y)$\ converges on a set of lines of positive capacity then $F(x,y)$\ is convergent; (3) Abhyankar--Moh--Sathaye theorem: the transfinite diameter of the convergence set of a divergent series is zero.

Keywords:Bernstein-Walsh inequality, convergence sets, analytic functions, ultradifferentiable functions, formal power series
Categories:32A05, 26E05

354. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 247)

Myjak, Józef; Szarek, Tomasz; Ślȩczka, Maciej
A Szpilrajn--Marczewski Type Theorem for Concentration Dimension on Polish Spaces
Let $X$ be a Polish space. We will prove that $$ \dim_T X=\inf \{\dim_L X': X'\text{ is homeomorphic to } X\}, $$ where $\dim_L X$ and $\dim_T X$ stand for the concentration dimension and the topological dimension of $X$, respectively.

Keywords:Hausdorff dimension, topological dimension, Lévy concentration function, concentration dimension
Categories:11K55, 28A78

355. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 213)

Dean, Andrew J.
On Inductive Limit Type Actions of the Euclidean Motion Group on Stable UHF Algebras
An invariant is presented which classifies, up to equivariant isomorphism, $C^*$-dynamical systems arising as limits from inductive systems of elementary $C^*$-algebras on which the Euclidean motion group acts by way of unitary representations that decompose into finite direct sums of irreducibles.

Keywords:classification, $C^*$-dynamical system
Categories:46L57, 46L35

356. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 203)

Çömez, Doğan
The Ergodic Hilbert Transform for Admissible Processes
It is shown that the ergodic Hilbert transform exists for a class of bounded symmetric admissible processes relative to invertible measure preserving transformations. This generalizes the well-known result on the existence of the ergodic Hilbert transform.

Keywords:Hilbert transform, admissible processes
Categories:28D05, 37A99

357. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 11)

Bevelacqua, Anthony J.; Motley, Mark J.
Going-Down Results for $C_{i}$-Fields
We search for theorems that, given a $C_i$-field $K$ and a subfield $k$ of $K$, allow us to conclude that $k$ is a $C_j$-field for some $j$. We give appropriate theorems in the case $K=k(t)$ and $K = k\llp t\rrp$. We then consider the more difficult case where $K/k$ is an algebraic extension. Here we are able to prove some results, and make conjectures. We also point out the connection between these questions and Lang's conjecture on nonreal function fields over a real closed field.

Keywords:$C_i$-fields, Lang's Conjecture
Categories:12F, 14G

358. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 55)

Dubois, Jérôme
Non Abelian Twisted Reidemeister Torsion for Fibered Knots
In this article, we give an explicit formula to compute the non abelian twisted sign-deter\-mined Reidemeister torsion of the exterior of a fibered knot in terms of its monodromy. As an application, we give explicit formulae for the non abelian Reidemeister torsion of torus knots and of the figure eight knot.

Keywords:Reidemeister torsion, Fibered knots, Knot groups, Representation space, $\SU$, $\SL$, Adjoint representation, Monodromy
Categories:57Q10, 57M27, 57M25

359. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 3)

Al-Salman, Ahmad
On a Class of Singular Integral Operators With Rough Kernels
In this paper, we study the $L^p$ mapping properties of a class of singular integral operators with rough kernels belonging to certain block spaces. We prove that our operators are bounded on $L^p$ provided that their kernels satisfy a size condition much weaker than that for the classical Calder\'{o}n--Zygmund singular integral operators. Moreover, we present an example showing that our size condition is optimal. As a consequence of our results, we substantially improve a previously known result on certain maximal functions.

Keywords:Singular integrals, Rough kernels, Square functions,, Maximal functions, Block spaces
Categories:42B20, 42B15, 42B25

360. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 523)

Düvelmeyer, Nico
Angle Measures and Bisectors in Minkowski Planes
\begin{abstract} We prove that a Minkowski plane is Euclidean if and only if Busemann's or Glogovskij's definitions of angular bisectors coincide with a bisector defined by an angular measure in the sense of Brass. In addition, bisectors defined by the area measure coincide with bisectors defined by the circumference (arc length) measure if and only if the unit circle is an equiframed curve.

Keywords:Radon curves, Minkowski geometry, Minkowski planes,, angular bisector, angular measure, equiframed curves
Categories:52A10, 52A21

361. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 614)

Tuncali, H. Murat; Valov, Vesko
On Finite-to-One Maps
Let $f\colon X\to Y$ be a $\sigma$-perfect $k$-dimensional surjective map of metrizable spaces such that $\dim Y\leq m$. It is shown that for every positive integer $p$ with $ p\leq m+k+1$ there exists a dense $G_{\delta}$-subset ${\mathcal H}(k,m,p)$ of $C(X,\uin^{k+p})$ with the source limitation topology such that each fiber of $f\triangle g$, $g\in{\mathcal H}(k,m,p)$, contains at most $\max\{k+m-p+2,1\}$ points. This result provides a proof the following conjectures of S. Bogatyi, V. Fedorchuk and J. van Mill. Let $f\colon X\to Y$ be a $k$-dimensional map between compact metric spaces with $\dim Y\leq m$. Then: \begin{inparaenum}[\rm(1)] \item there exists a map $h\colon X\to\uin^{m+2k}$ such that $f\triangle h\colon X\to Y\times\uin^{m+2k}$ is 2-to-one provided $k\geq 1$; \item there exists a map $h\colon X\to\uin^{m+k+1}$ such that $f\triangle h\colon X\to Y\times\uin^{m+k+1}$ is $(k+1)$-to-one. \end{inparaenum}

Keywords:finite-to-one maps, dimension, set-valued maps
Categories:54F45, 55M10, 54C65

362. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 580)

Kot, Piotr
Exceptional Sets in Hartogs Domains
Assume that $\Omega$ is a Hartogs domain in $\mathbb{C}^{1+n}$, defined as $\Omega=\{(z,w)\in\mathbb{C}^{1+n}:|z|<\mu(w),w\in H\}$, where $H$ is an open set in $\mathbb{C}^{n}$ and $\mu$ is a continuous function with positive values in $H$ such that $-\ln\mu$ is a strongly plurisubharmonic function in $H$. Let $\Omega_{w}=\Omega\cap(\mathbb{C}\times\{w\})$. For a given set $E$ contained in $H$ of the type $G_{\delta}$ we construct a holomorphic function $f\in\mathbb{O}(\Omega)$ such that \[ E=\Bigl\{ w\in\mathbb{C}^{n}:\int_{\Omega_{w}}|f(\cdot\,,w)|^{2}\,d\mathfrak{L}^{2}=\infty\Bigr\}. \]

Keywords:boundary behaviour of holomorphic functions,, exceptional sets
Category:30B30

363. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 561)

Foth, Philip
A Note on Lagrangian Loci of Quotients
We study Hamiltonian actions of compact groups in the presence of compatible involutions. We show that the Lagrangian fixed point set on the symplectically reduced space is isomorphic to the disjoint union of the involutively reduced spaces corresponding to involutions on the group strongly inner to the given one. Our techniques imply that the solution to the eigenvalues of a sum problem for a given real form can be reduced to the quasi-split real form in the same inner class. We also consider invariant quotients with respect to the corresponding real form of the complexified group.

Keywords:Quotients, involutions, real forms, Lagrangian loci
Category:53D20

364. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 547)

Fehér, L. M.; Némethi, A.; Rimányi, R.
Degeneracy of 2-Forms and 3-Forms
We study some global aspects of differential complex 2-forms and 3-forms on complex manifolds. We compute the cohomology classes represented by the sets of points on a manifold where such a form degenerates in various senses, together with other similar cohomological obstructions. Based on these results and a formula for projective representations, we calculate the degree of the projectivization of certain orbits of the representation $\Lambda^k\C^n$.

Keywords:Classes of degeneracy loci, 2-forms, 3-forms, Thom polynomials, global singularity theory
Categories:14N10, 57R45

365. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 505)

Bouikhalene, Belaid
On the Generalized d'Alembert's and Wilson's Functional Equations on a Compact group
Let $G$ be a compact group. Let $\sigma$ be a continuous involution of $G$. In this paper, we are concerned by the following functional equation $$\int_{G}f(xtyt^{-1})\,dt+\int_{G}f(xt\sigma(y)t^{-1})\,dt=2g(x)h(y), \quad x, y \in G,$$ where $f, g, h \colonG \mapsto \mathbb{C}$, to be determined, are complex continuous functions on $G$ such that $f$ is central. This equation generalizes d'Alembert's and Wilson's functional equations. We show that the solutions are expressed by means of characters of irreducible, continuous and unitary representations of the group $G$.

Keywords:Compact groups, Functional equations, Central functions, Lie, groups, Invariant differential operators.
Categories:39B32, 39B42, 22D10, 22D12, 22D15

366. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 409)

Gauthier, P. M.; Xiao, J.
The Existence of Universal Inner Functions on the Unit Ball of $\mathbb{C}^n$
It is shown that there exists an inner function $I$ defined on the unit ball ${\bf B}^n$ of ${\mathbb C}^n$ such that each function holomorphic on ${\bf B}^n$ and bounded by $1$ can be approximated by ``non-Euclidean translates" of $I$.

Keywords:universal inner functions
Categories:32A35, 30D50, 47B38

367. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 340)

Andruchow, Esteban
Short Geodesics of Unitaries in the $L^2$ Metric
Let $\M$ be a type II$_1$ von Neumann algebra, $\tau$ a trace in $\M$, and $\l2$ the GNS Hilbert space of $\tau$. We regard the unitary group $U_\M$ as a subset of $\l2$ and characterize the shortest smooth curves joining two fixed unitaries in the $L^2$ metric. As a consequence of this we obtain that $U_\M$, though a complete (metric) topological group, is not an embedded riemannian submanifold of $\l2$

Keywords:unitary group, short geodesics, infinite dimensional riemannian manifolds.
Categories:46L51, 58B10, 58B25

368. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 180)

Cynk, Sławomir; Meyer, Christian
Geometry and Arithmetic of Certain Double Octic Calabi--Yau Manifolds
We study Calabi--Yau manifolds constructed as double coverings of $\mathbb{P}^3$ branched along an octic surface. We give a list of 87 examples corresponding to arrangements of eight planes defined over $\mathbb{Q}$. The Hodge numbers are computed for all examples. There are 10 rigid Calabi--Yau manifolds and 14 families with $h^{1,2}=1$. The modularity conjecture is verified for all the rigid examples.

Keywords:Calabi--Yau, double coverings, modular forms
Categories:14G10, 14J32

369. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 283)

Thibault, Lionel; Zagrodny, Dariusz
Enlarged Inclusion of Subdifferentials
This paper studies the integration of inclusion of subdifferentials. Under various verifiable conditions, we obtain that if two proper lower semicontinuous functions $f$ and $g$ have the subdifferential of $f$ included in the $\gamma$-enlargement of the subdifferential of $g$, then the difference of those functions is $ \gamma$-Lipschitz over their effective domain.

Keywords:subdifferential,, directionally regular function,, approximate convex function,, subdifferentially and directionally stable function
Categories:49J52, 46N10, 58C20

370. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 267)

Rodman, Leiba; Šemrl, Peter; Sourour, Ahmed R.
Continuous Adjacency Preserving Maps on Real Matrices
It is proved that every adjacency preserving continuous map on the vector space of real matrices of fixed size, is either a bijective affine tranformation of the form $ A \mapsto PAQ+R$, possibly followed by the transposition if the matrices are of square size, or its range is contained in a linear subspace consisting of matrices of rank at most one translated by some matrix $R$. The result extends previously known theorems where the map was assumed to be also injective.

Keywords:adjacency of matrices, continuous preservers, affine transformations
Categories:15A03, 15A04.

371. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 260)

Oberlin, Daniel M.
A Restriction Theorem for a \\$k$-Surface in $\mathbb R ^n$
We establish a sharp Fourier restriction estimate for a measure on a $k$-surface in $\mathbb R ^n$, where $n=k(k+3)/2$.

Keywords:Fourier restriction
Category:42B10

372. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 195)

Daniel, D.; Nikiel, J.; Treybig, L. B.; Tuncali, H. M.; Tymchatyn, E. D.
On Suslinian Continua
A continuum is said to be Suslinian if it does not contain uncountably many mutually exclusive nondegenerate subcontinua. We prove that Suslinian continua are perfectly normal and rim-metrizable. Locally connected Suslinian continua have weight at most $\omega_1$ and under appropriate set-theoretic conditions are metrizable. Non-separable locally connected Suslinian continua are rim-finite on some open set.

Keywords:Suslinian continuum, Souslin line, locally connected, rim-metrizable,, perfectly normal, rim-finite
Categories:54F15, 54D15, 54F50

373. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 161)

Betancor, Jorge J.
Hankel Convolution Operators on Spaces of Entire Functions of Finite Order
In this paper we study Hankel transforms and Hankel convolution operators on spaces of entire functions of finite order and their duals.

Keywords:Hankel transform, convolution, entire functions, finite order
Category:46F12

374. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 147)

Väänänen, Keijo; Zudilin, Wadim
Baker-Type Estimates for Linear Forms in the Values of $q$-Series
We obtain lower estimates for the absolute values of linear forms of the values of generalized Heine series at non-zero points of an imaginary quadratic field~$\II$, in particular of the values of $q$-exponential function. These estimates depend on the individual coefficients, not only on the maximum of their absolute values. The proof uses a variant of classical Siegel's method applied to a system of functional Poincar\'e-type equations and the connection between the solutions of these functional equations and the generalized Heine series.

Keywords:measure of linear independence, $q$-series
Categories:11J82, 33D15

375. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 121)

Mollin, R. A.
Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for the Central Norm to Equal $2^h$ in the Simple Continued Fraction Expansion of $\sqrt{2^hc}$ for Any Odd $c>1$
We look at the simple continued fraction expansion of $\sqrt{D}$ for any $D=2^hc $ where $c>1$ is odd with a goal of determining necessary and sufficient conditions for the central norm (as determined by the infrastructure of the underlying real quadratic order therein) to be $2^h$. At the end of the paper, we also address the case where $D=c$ is odd and the central norm of $\sqrt{D}$ is equal to $2$.

Keywords:quadratic Diophantine equations, simple continued fractions,, norms of ideals, infrastructure of real quadratic fields
Categories:11A55, 11D09, 11R11
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