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351. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 536)

Dostál, Petr; Lukeš, Jaroslav; Spurný, Jiří
Measure Convex and Measure Extremal Sets
We prove that convex sets are measure convex and extremal sets are measure extremal provided they are of low Borel complexity. We also present examples showing that the positive results cannot be strengthened.

Keywords:measure convex set, measure extremal set, face
Categories:46A55, 52A07

352. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 624)

Teragaito, Masakazu
On Non-Integral Dehn Surgeries Creating Non-Orientable Surfaces
For a non-trivial knot in the $3$-sphere, only integral Dehn surgery can create a closed $3$-manifold containing a projective plane. If we restrict ourselves to hyperbolic knots, the corresponding claim for a Klein bottle is still true. In contrast to these, we show that non-integral surgery on a hyperbolic knot can create a closed non-orientable surface of any genus greater than two.

Keywords:knot, Dehn surgery, non-orientable surface
Category:57M25

353. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 560)

Luijk, Ronald van
A K3 Surface Associated With Certain Integral Matrices Having Integral Eigenvalues
In this article we will show that there are infinitely many symmetric, integral $3 \times 3$ matrices, with zeros on the diagonal, whose eigenvalues are all integral. We will do this by proving that the rational points on a certain non-Kummer, singular K3 surface are dense. We will also compute the entire Néron-Severi group of this surface and find all low degree curves on it.

Keywords:symmetric matrices, eigenvalues, elliptic surfaces, K3 surfaces, Néron--Severi group, rational curves, Diophantine equations, arithmetic geometry, algebraic geometry, number theory
Categories:14G05, 14J28, 11D41

354. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 481)

Browkin, J.; Brzeziński, J.
On Sequences of Squares with Constant Second Differences
The aim of this paper is to study sequences of integers for which the second differences between their squares are constant. We show that there are infinitely many nontrivial monotone sextuples having this property and discuss some related problems.

Keywords:sequence of squares, second difference, elliptic curve
Categories:11B83, 11Y85, 11D09

355. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 371)

Floricel, Remus
Inner $E_0$-Semigroups on Infinite Factors
This paper is concerned with the structure of inner $E_0$-semigroups. We show that any inner $E_0$-semigroup acting on an infinite factor $M$ is completely determined by a continuous tensor product system of Hilbert spaces in $M$ and that the product system associated with an inner $E_0$-semigroup is a complete cocycle conjugacy invariant.

Keywords:von Neumann algebras, semigroups of endomorphisms, product systems, cocycle conjugacy
Categories:46L40, 46L55

356. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 358)

Khalil, Abdelouahed El; Manouni, Said El; Ouanan, Mohammed
On the Principal Eigencurve of the $p$-Laplacian: Stability Phenomena
We show that each point of the principal eigencurve of the nonlinear problem $$ -\Delta_{p}u-\lambda m(x)|u|^{p-2}u=\mu|u|^{p-2}u \quad \text{in } \Omega, $$ is stable (continuous) with respect to the exponent $p$ varying in $(1,\infty)$; we also prove some convergence results of the principal eigenfunctions corresponding.

Keywords:$p$-Laplacian with indefinite weight, principal eigencurve, principal eigenvalue, principal eigenfunction, stability
Categories:35P30, 35P60, 35J70

357. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 472)

Silvester, Alan K.; Spearman, Blair K.; Williams, Kenneth S.
Cyclic Cubic Fields of Given Conductor and Given Index
The number of cyclic cubic fields with a given conductor and a given index is determined.

Keywords:Discriminant, conductor, index, cyclic cubic field
Categories:11R16, 11R29

358. 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

359. 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

360. 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

361. 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

362. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 185)

Averkov, Gennadiy
On the Inequality for Volume and Minkowskian Thickness
Given a centrally symmetric convex body $B$ in $\E^d,$ we denote by $\M^d(B)$ the Minkowski space ({\em i.e.,} finite dimensional Banach space) with unit ball $B.$ Let $K$ be an arbitrary convex body in $\M^d(B).$ The relationship between volume $V(K)$ and the Minkowskian thickness ($=$ minimal width) $\thns_B(K)$ of $K$ can naturally be given by the sharp geometric inequality $V(K) \ge \alpha(B) \cdot \thns_B(K)^d,$ where $\alpha(B)>0.$ As a simple corollary of the Rogers--Shephard inequality we obtain that $\binom{2d}{d}{}^{-1} \le \alpha(B)/V(B) \le 2^{-d}$ with equality on the left attained if and only if $B$ is the difference body of a simplex and on the right if $B$ is a cross-polytope. The main result of this paper is that for $d=2$ the equality on the right implies that $B$ is a parallelogram. The obtained results yield the sharp upper bound for the modified Banach--Mazur distance to the regular hexagon.

Keywords:convex body, geometric inequality, thickness, Minkowski space, Banach space, normed space, reduced body, Banach-Mazur compactum, (modified) Banach-Mazur distance, volume ratio
Categories:52A40, 46B20

363. 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

364. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 281)

Ragnarsson, Carl Johan; Suen, Wesley Wai; Wagner, David G.
Correction to a Theorem on Total Positivity
A well-known theorem states that if $f(z)$ generates a PF$_r$ sequence then $1/f(-z)$ generates a PF$_r$ sequence. We give two counterexamples which show that this is not true, and give a correct version of the theorem. In the infinite limit the result is sound: if $f(z)$ generates a PF sequence then $1/f(-z)$ generates a PF sequence.

Keywords:total positivity, Toeplitz matrix, Pólya frequency sequence, skew Schur function
Categories:15A48, 15A45, 15A57, 05E05

365. 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

366. 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

367. 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

368. 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

369. 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

370. 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

371. 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

372. 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

373. 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

374. 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

375. 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
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