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376. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 493)

Artebani, Michela
A One-Dimensional Family of $K3$ Surfaces with a $\Z_4$ Action
The minimal resolution of the degree four cyclic cover of the plane branched along a GIT stable quartic is a $K3$ surface with a non symplectic action of $\Z_4$. In this paper we study the geometry of the one-dimensional family of $K3$ surfaces associated to the locus of plane quartics with five nodes.

Keywords:genus three curves, $K3$ surfaces
Categories:14J28, 14J50, 14J10

377. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 481)

Alaca, Ay\c{s}e; Alaca, \c{S}aban; Williams, Kenneth S.
Some Infinite Products of Ramanujan Type
In his ``lost'' notebook, Ramanujan stated two results, which are equivalent to the identities \[ \prod_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{(1-q^n)^5}{(1-q^{5n})} =1-5\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\Big( \sum_{d \mid n} \qu{5}{d} d \Big) q^n \] and \[ q\prod_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{(1-q^{5n})^5}{(1-q^{n})} =\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\Big( \sum_{d \mid n} \qu{5}{n/d} d \Big) q^n. \] We give several more identities of this type.

Keywords:Power series expansions of certain infinite products
Categories:11E25, 11F11, 11F27, 30B10

378. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 464)

Stancu, Alina
Two Volume Product Inequalities and Their Applications
Let $K \subset {\mathbb{R}}^{n+1}$ be a convex body of class $C^2$ with everywhere positive Gauss curvature. We show that there exists a positive number $\delta (K)$ such that for any $\delta \in (0, \delta(K))$ we have $\Volu(K_{\delta})\cdot \Volu((K_{\delta})^{\sstar}) \geq \Volu(K)\cdot \Volu(K^{\sstar}) \geq \Volu(K^{\delta})\cdot \Volu((K^{\delta})^{\sstar})$, where $K_{\delta}$, $K^{\delta}$ and $K^{\sstar}$ stand for the convex floating body, the illumination body, and the polar of $K$, respectively. We derive a few consequences of these inequalities.

Keywords:affine invariants, convex floating bodies, illumination bodies
Categories:52A40, 52A38, 52A20

379. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 424)

Martini, Horst; Spirova, Margarita
Covering Discs in Minkowski Planes
We investigate the following version of the circle covering problem in strictly convex (normed or) Minkowski planes: to cover a circle of largest possible diameter by $k$ unit circles. In particular, we study the cases $k=3$, $k=4$, and $k=7$. For $k=3$ and $k=4$, the diameters under consideration are described in terms of side-lengths and circumradii of certain inscribed regular triangles or quadrangles. This yields also simple explanations of geometric meanings that the corresponding homothety ratios have. It turns out that basic notions from Minkowski geometry play an essential role in our proofs, namely Minkowskian bisectors, $d$-segments, and the monotonicity lemma.

Keywords:affine regular polygon, bisector, circle covering problem, circumradius, $d$-segment, Minkowski plane, (strictly convex) normed plane
Categories:46B20, 52A21, 52C15

380. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 388)

Heppes, Aladár
Transversals with Residue in Moderately Overlapping $T(k)$-Families of Translates
Let $K$ denote an oval, a centrally symmetric compact convex domain with non-empty interior. A family of translates of $K$ is said to have property $T(k)$ if for every subset of at most $k$ translates there exists a common line transversal intersecting all of them. The integer $k$ is the stabbing level of the family. Two translates $K_i = K + c_i$ and $K_j = K + c_j$ are said to be $\sigma$-disjoint if $\sigma K + c_i$ and $\sigma K + c_j$ are disjoint. A recent Helly-type result claims that for every $\sigma > 0 $ there exists an integer $k(\sigma)$ such that if a family of $\sigma$-disjoint unit diameter discs has property $T(k)| k \geq k(\sigma)$, then there exists a straight line meeting all members of the family. In the first part of the paper we give the extension of this theorem to translates of an oval $K$. The asymptotic behavior of $k(\sigma)$ for $\sigma \rightarrow 0$ is considered as well. Katchalski and Lewis proved the existence of a constant $r$ such that for every pairwise disjoint family of translates of an oval $K$ with property $T(3)$ a straight line can be found meeting all but at most $r$ members of the family. In the second part of the paper $\sigma$-disjoint families of translates of $K$ are considered and the relation of $\sigma$ and the residue $r$ is investigated. The asymptotic behavior of $r(\sigma)$ for $\sigma \rightarrow 0$ is also discussed.

Keywords:transversal, $\sigma$-disjoint, $T(k)$-family, Helly number, residue

381. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 366)

Gévay, Gábor
A Class of Cellulated Spheres with Non-Polytopal Symmetries
We construct, for all $d\geq 4$, a cellulation of $\mathbb S^{d-1}$. We prove that these cellulations cannot be polytopal with maximal combinatorial symmetry. Such non-realizability phenomenon was first described in dimension 4 by Bokowski, Ewald and Kleinschmidt, and, to the knowledge of the author, until now there have not been any known examples in higher dimensions. As a starting point for the construction, we introduce a new class of (Wythoffian) uniform polytopes, which we call duplexes. In proving our main result, we use some tools that we developed earlier while studying perfect polytopes. In particular, we prove perfectness of the duplexes; furthermore, we prove and make use of the perfectness of another new class of polytopes which we obtain by a variant of the so-called $E$-construction introduced by Eppstein, Kuperberg and Ziegler.

Keywords:CW sphere, polytopality, automorphism group, symmetry group, uniform polytope
Categories:52B11, 52B15, 52B70

382. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 342)

Bezdek, K.; Kiss, Gy.
On the X-ray Number of Almost Smooth Convex Bodies and of Convex Bodies of Constant Width
The X-ray numbers of some classes of convex bodies are investigated. In particular, we give a proof of the X-ray Conjecture as well as of the Illumination Conjecture for almost smooth convex bodies of any dimension and for convex bodies of constant width of dimensions $3$, $4$, $5$ and $6$.

Keywords:almost smooth convex body, convex body of constant width, weakly neighbourly antipodal convex polytope, Illumination Conjecture, X-ray number, X-ray Conjecture
Categories:52A20, 52A37, 52C17, 52C35

383. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 186)

Broughan, Kevin A.
Extension of the Riemann $\xi$-Function's Logarithmic Derivative Positivity Region to Near the Critical Strip
If $K$ is a number field with $n_k=[k:\mathbb{Q}]$, and $\xi_k$ the symmetrized Dedekind zeta function of the field, the inequality $$\Re\,{\frac{ \xi_k'(\sigma + {\rm i} t)}{\xi_k(\sigma + {\rm i} t)}} > \frac{ \xi_k'(\sigma)}{\xi_k(\sigma)}$$ for $t\neq 0$ is shown to be true for $\sigma\ge 1+ 8/n_k^\frac{1}{3}$ improving the result of Lagarias where the constant in the inequality was 9. In the case $k=\mathbb{Q}$ the inequality is extended to $\si\ge 1$ for all $t$ sufficiently large or small and to the region $\si\ge 1+1/(\log t -5)$ for all $t\neq 0$. This answers positively a question posed by Lagarias.

Keywords:Riemann zeta function, xi function, zeta zeros
Categories:11M26, 11R42

384. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 213)

Ghenciu, Ioana; Lewis, Paul
Dunford--Pettis Properties and Spaces of Operators
J. Elton used an application of Ramsey theory to show that if $X$ is an infinite dimensional Banach space, then $c_0$ embeds in $X$, $\ell_1$ embeds in $X$, or there is a subspace of $X$ that fails to have the Dunford--Pettis property. Bessaga and Pelczynski showed that if $c_0$ embeds in $X^*$, then $\ell_\infty$ embeds in $X^*$. Emmanuele and John showed that if $c_0$ embeds in $K(X,Y)$, then $K(X,Y)$ is not complemented in $L(X,Y)$. Classical results from Schauder basis theory are used in a study of Dunford--Pettis sets and strong Dunford--Pettis sets to extend each of the preceding theorems. The space $L_{w^*}(X^* , Y)$ of $w^*-w$ continuous operators is also studied.

Keywords:Dunford--Pettis property, Dunford--Pettis set, basic sequence, complemented spaces of operators
Categories:46B20, 46B28

385. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 315)

Yi, Taishan; Zou, Xingfu
Generic Quasi-Convergence for Essentially Strongly Order-Preserving Semiflows
By employing the limit set dichotomy for essentially strongly order-preserving semiflows and the assumption that limit sets have infima and suprema in the state space, we prove a generic quasi-convergence principle implying the existence of an open and dense set of stable quasi-convergent points. We also apply this generic quasi-convergence principle to a model for biochemical feedback in protein synthesis and obtain some results about the model which are of theoretical and realistic significance.

Keywords:Essentially strongly order-preserving semiflow, compactness, quasi-convergence
Categories:34C12, 34K25

386. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 295)

P{\l}otka, Krzysztof
On Functions Whose Graph is a Hamel Basis, II
We say that a function $h \from \real \to \real$ is a Hamel function ($h \in \ham$) if $h$, considered as a subset of $\real^2$, is a Hamel basis for $\real^2$. We show that $\A(\ham)\geq\omega$, \emph{i.e.,} for every finite $F \subseteq \real^\real$ there exists $f\in\real^\real$ such that $f+F \subseteq \ham$. From the previous work of the author it then follows that $\A(\ham)=\omega$.

Keywords:Hamel basis, additive, Hamel functions
Categories:26A21, 54C40, 15A03, 54C30

387. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 257)

Ikeda, Toru
Essential Surfaces in Graph Link Exteriors
An irreducible graph manifold $M$ contains an essential torus if it is not a special Seifert manifold. Whether $M$ contains a closed essential surface of negative Euler characteristic or not depends on the difference of Seifert fibrations from the two sides of a torus system which splits $M$ into Seifert manifolds. However, it is not easy to characterize geometrically the class of irreducible graph manifolds which contain such surfaces. This article studies this problem in the case of graph link exteriors.

Keywords:Graph link, Graph manifold, Seifert manifold, Essential surface

388. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 224)

Ghiloni, Riccardo
Equations and Complexity for the Dubois--Efroymson Dimension Theorem
Let $\R$ be a real closed field, let $X \subset \R^n$ be an irreducible real algebraic set and let $Z$ be an algebraic subset of $X$ of codimension $\geq 2$. Dubois and Efroymson proved the existence of an irreducible algebraic subset of $X$ of codimension $1$ containing~$Z$. We improve this dimension theorem as follows. Indicate by $\mu$ the minimum integer such that the ideal of polynomials in $\R[x_1,\ldots,x_n]$ vanishing on $Z$ can be generated by polynomials of degree $\leq \mu$. We prove the following two results: \begin{inparaenum}[\rm(1)] \item There exists a polynomial $P \in \R[x_1,\ldots,x_n]$ of degree~$\leq \mu+1$ such that $X \cap P^{-1}(0)$ is an irreducible algebraic subset of $X$ of codimension $1$ containing~$Z$. \item Let $F$ be a polynomial in $\R[x_1,\ldots,x_n]$ of degree~$d$ vanishing on $Z$. Suppose there exists a nonsingular point $x$ of $X$ such that $F(x)=0$ and the differential at $x$ of the restriction of $F$ to $X$ is nonzero. Then there exists a polynomial $G \in \R[x_1,\ldots,x_n]$ of degree $\leq \max\{d,\mu+1\}$ such that, for each $t \in (-1,1) \setminus \{0\}$, the set $\{x \in X \mid F(x)+tG(x)=0\}$ is an irreducible algebraic subset of $X$ of codimension $1$ containing~$Z$. \end{inparaenum} Result (1) and a slightly different version of result~(2) are valid over any algebraically closed field also.

Keywords:Irreducible algebraic subvarieties, complexity of algebraic varieties, Bertini's theorems
Categories:14P05, 14P20

389. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 66)

Dryden, Emily B.; Strohmaier, Alexander
Huber's Theorem for Hyperbolic Orbisurfaces
We show that for compact orientable hyperbolic orbisurfaces, the Laplace spectrum determines the length spectrum as well as the number of singular points of a given order. The converse also holds, giving a full generalization of Huber's theorem to the setting of compact orientable hyperbolic orbisurfaces.

Keywords:Huber's theorem, length spectrum, isospectral, orbisurfaces
Categories:58J53, 11F72

390. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 145)

Wang, Z.; Chen, J. L.
$2$-Clean Rings
A ring $R$ is said to be $n$-clean if every element can be written as a sum of an idempotent and $n$ units. The class of these rings contains clean rings and $n$-good rings in which each element is a sum of $n$ units. In this paper, we show that for any ring $R$, the endomorphism ring of a free $R$-module of rank at least 2 is $2$-clean and that the ring $B(R)$ of all $\omega\times \omega$ row and column-finite matrices over any ring $R$ is $2$-clean. Finally, the group ring $RC_{n}$ is considered where $R$ is a local ring.

Keywords:$2$-clean rings, $2$-good rings, free modules, row and column-finite matrix rings, group rings
Categories:16D70, 16D40, 16S50

391. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 95)

Miranian, L.
Matrix Valued Orthogonal Polynomials on the Unit Circle: Some Extensions of the Classical Theory
In the work presented below the classical subject of orthogonal polynomials on the unit circle is discussed in the matrix setting. An explicit matrix representation of the matrix valued orthogonal polynomials in terms of the moments of the measure is presented. Classical recurrence relations are revisited using the matrix representation of the polynomials. The matrix expressions for the kernel polynomials and the Christoffel--Darboux formulas are presented for the first time.

Keywords:Matrix valued orthogonal polynomials, unit circle, Schur complements, recurrence relations, kernel polynomials, Christoffel-Darboux

392. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 18)

Chinea, Domingo
Harmonicity of Holomorphic Maps Between Almost Hermitian Manifolds
In this paper we study holomorphic maps between almost Hermitian manifolds. We obtain a new criterion for the harmonicity of such holomorphic maps, and we deduce some applications to horizontally conformal holomorphic submersions.

Keywords:almost Hermitian manifolds, harmonic maps, harmonic morphism
Categories:53C15, 58E20

393. CMB 2008 (vol 51 pp. 487)

Betancor, Jorge J.; Mart\'{\i}nez, Teresa; Rodr\'{\i}guez-Mesa, Lourdes
Laplace Transform Type Multipliers for Hankel Transforms
In this paper we establish that Hankel multipliers of Laplace transform type are bounded from $L^p(w)$ into itself when $1
Keywords:Hankel transform, Laplace transform, multiplier, Calderón--Zygmund

394. CMB 2008 (vol 51 pp. 627)

Vidanovi\'{c}, Mirjana V.; Tri\v{c}kovi\'{c}, Slobodan B.; Stankovi\'{c}, Miomir S.
Summation of Series over Bourget Functions
In this paper we derive formulas for summation of series involving J.~Bourget's generalization of Bessel functions of integer order, as well as the analogous generalizations by H.~M.~Srivastava. These series are expressed in terms of the Riemann $\z$ function and Dirichlet functions $\eta$, $\la$, $\b$, and can be brought into closed form in certain cases, which means that the infinite series are represented by finite sums.

Keywords:Riemann zeta function, Bessel functions, Bourget functions, Dirichlet functions
Categories:33C10, 11M06, 65B10

395. CMB 2008 (vol 51 pp. 618)

Valmorin, V.
Vanishing Theorems in Colombeau Algebras of Generalized Functions
Using a canonical linear embedding of the algebra ${\mathcal G}^{\infty}(\Omega)$ of Colombeau generalized functions in the space of $\overline{\C}$-valued $\C$-linear maps on the space ${\mathcal D}(\Omega)$ of smooth functions with compact support, we give vanishing conditions for functions and linear integral operators of class ${\mathcal G}^\infty$. These results are then applied to the zeros of holomorphic generalized functions in dimension greater than one.

Keywords:Colombeau generalized functions, linear integral operators, generalized holomorphic functions
Categories:32A60, 45P05, 46F30

396. CMB 2008 (vol 51 pp. 593)

Ros{\l}anowski, Andrzej; Stepr\={a}ns, Juris
Chasing Silver
We show that limits of CS iterations of the $n$-Silver forcing notion have the $n$-localization property.

Keywords:$n$-localization property, the Silver forcing, CS iterations
Categories:03E40, 03E35

397. CMB 2008 (vol 51 pp. 584)

Purbhoo, Kevin; Willigenburg, Stephanie van
On Tensor Products of Polynomial Representations
We determine the necessary and sufficient combinatorial conditions for which the tensor product of two irreducible polynomial representations of $\GL(n,\mathbb{C})$ is isomorphic to another. As a consequence we discover families of Littlewood--Richardson coefficients that are non-zero, and a condition on Schur non-negativity.

Keywords:polynomial representation, symmetric function, Littlewood--Richardson coefficient, Schur non-negative
Categories:05E05, 05E10, 20C30

398. CMB 2008 (vol 51 pp. 570)

Lutzer, D. J.; Mill, J. van; Tkachuk, V. V.
Amsterdam Properties of $C_p(X)$ Imply Discreteness of $X$
We prove, among other things, that if $C_p(X)$ is subcompact in the sense of de Groot, then the space $X$ is discrete. This generalizes a series of previous results on completeness properties of function spaces.

Keywords:regular filterbase, subcompact space, function space, discrete space
Categories:54B10, 54C05, 54D30

399. CMB 2008 (vol 51 pp. 508)

Cavicchioli, Alberto; Spaggiari, Fulvia
A Result in Surgery Theory
We study the topological $4$-dimensional surgery problem for a closed connected orientable topological $4$-manifold $X$ with vanishing second homotopy and $\pi_1(X)\cong A * F(r)$, where $A$ has one end and $F(r)$ is the free group of rank $r\ge 1$. Our result is related to a theorem of Krushkal and Lee, and depends on the validity of the Novikov conjecture for such fundamental groups.

Keywords:four-manifolds, homotopy type, obstruction theory, homology with local coefficients, surgery, normal invariant, assembly map
Categories:57N65, 57R67, 57Q10

400. CMB 2008 (vol 51 pp. 481)

Bayart, Frédéric
Universal Inner Functions on the Ball
It is shown that given any sequence of automorphisms $(\phi_k)_k$ of the unit ball $\bn$ of $\cn$ such that $\|\phi_k(0)\|$ tends to $1$, there exists an inner function $I$ such that the family of ``non-Euclidean translates" $(I\circ\phi_k)_k$ is locally uniformly dense in the unit ball of $H^\infty(\bn)$.

Keywords:inner functions, automorphisms of the ball, universality
Categories:32A35, 30D50, 47B38
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