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51. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 461)

Ara, Pere; O'Meara, Kevin C.
The Nilpotent Regular Element Problem
We use George Bergman's recent normal form for universally adjoining an inner inverse to show that, for general rings, a nilpotent regular element $x$ need not be unit-regular. This contrasts sharply with the situation for nilpotent regular elements in exchange rings (a large class of rings), and for general rings when all powers of the nilpotent element $x$ are regular.

Keywords:nilpotent element, von Neumann regular element, unit-regular, Bergman's normal form
Categories:16E50, 16U99, 16S10, 16S15

52. CMB Online first

Khavinson, Dmitry; Lundberg, Erik; Render, Hermann
The Dirichlet problem for the slab with entire data and a difference equation for harmonic functions
It is shown that the Dirichlet problem for the slab $(a,b) \times \mathbb{R}^{d}$ with entire boundary data has an entire solution. The proof is based on a generalized Schwarz reflection principle. Moreover, it is shown that for a given entire harmonic function $g$ the inhomogeneous difference equation $h ( t+1,y) -h (t,y) =g ( t,y)$ has an entire harmonic solution $h$.

Keywords:reflection principle, entire harmonic function, analytic continuation
Categories:31B20, 31B05

53. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 575)

Li, Jifu; Hu, Zhiguang; Deng, Shaoqiang
Cohomogeneity One Randers Metrics
An action of a Lie group $G$ on a smooth manifold $M$ is called cohomogeneity one if the orbit space $M/G$ is of dimension $1$. A Finsler metric $F$ on $M$ is called invariant if $F$ is invariant under the action of $G$. In this paper, we study invariant Randers metrics on cohomogeneity one manifolds. We first give a sufficient and necessary condition for the existence of invariant Randers metrics on cohomogeneity one manifolds. Then we obtain some results on invariant Killing vector fields on the cohomogeneity one manifolds and use that to deduce some sufficient and necessary condition for a cohomogeneity one Randers metric to be Einstein.

Keywords:cohomogeneity one actions, normal geodesics, invariant vector fields, Randers metrics
Categories:53C30, 53C60

54. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 624)

Otsubo, Noriyuki
Homology of the Fermat Tower and Universal Measures for Jacobi Sums
We give a precise description of the homology group of the Fermat curve as a cyclic module over a group ring. As an application, we prove the freeness of the profinite homology of the Fermat tower. This allows us to define measures, an equivalent of Anderson's adelic beta functions, in a similar manner to Ihara's definition of $\ell$-adic universal power series for Jacobi sums. We give a simple proof of the interpolation property using a motivic decomposition of the Fermat curve.

Keywords:Fermat curves, Ihara-Anderson theory, Jacobi sums
Categories:11S80, 11G15, 11R18

55. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 748)

Dolžan, David
The Metric Dimension of the Total Graph of a Finite Commutative Ring
We study the total graph of a finite commutative ring. We calculate its metric dimension in the case when the Jacobson radical of the ring is nontrivial and we examine the metric dimension of the total graph of a product of at most two fields, obtaining either exact values in some cases or bounds in other, depending on the number of elements in the respective fields.

Keywords:total graph, finite ring, metric dimension
Categories:13M99, 05E40

56. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 417)

Song, Hongxue; Chen, Caisheng; Yan, Qinglun
Existence of Multiple Solutions for a $p$-Laplacian System in $\textbf{R}^{N}$ with Sign-changing Weight Functions
In this paper, we consider the quasi-linear elliptic problem \[ \left\{ \begin{aligned} & -M \left(\int_{\mathbb{R}^{N}}|x|^{-ap}|\nabla u|^{p}dx \right){\rm div} \left(|x|^{-ap}|\nabla u|^{p-2}\nabla u \right) \\ & \qquad=\frac{\alpha}{\alpha+\beta}H(x)|u|^{\alpha-2}u|v|^{\beta}+\lambda h_{1}(x)|u|^{q-2}u, \\ & -M \left(\int_{\mathbb{R}^{N}}|x|^{-ap}|\nabla v|^{p}dx \right){\rm div} \left(|x|^{-ap}|\nabla v|^{p-2}\nabla v \right) \\ & \qquad=\frac{\beta}{\alpha+\beta}H(x)|v|^{\beta-2}v|u|^{\alpha}+\mu h_{2}(x)|v|^{q-2}v, \\ &u(x)\gt 0,\quad v(x)\gt 0, \quad x\in \mathbb{R}^{N} \end{aligned} \right. \] where $\lambda, \mu\gt 0$, $1\lt p\lt N$, $1\lt q\lt p\lt p(\tau+1)\lt \alpha+\beta\lt p^{*}=\frac{Np}{N-p}$, $0\leq a\lt \frac{N-p}{p}$, $a\leq b\lt a+1$, $d=a+1-b\gt 0$, $M(s)=k+l s^{\tau}$, $k\gt 0$, $l, \tau\geq0$ and the weight $H(x), h_{1}(x), h_{2}(x)$ are continuous functions which change sign in $\mathbb{R}^{N}$. We will prove that the problem has at least two positive solutions by using the Nehari manifold and the fibering maps associated with the Euler functional for this problem.

Keywords:Nehari manifold, quasilinear elliptic system, $p$-Laplacian operator, concave and convex nonlinearities
Category:35J66

57. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 693)

Chen, Chung-Chuan
Recurrence of Cosine Operator Functions on Groups
In this note, we study the recurrence and topologically multiple recurrence of a sequence of operators on Banach spaces. In particular, we give a sufficient and necessary condition for a cosine operator function, induced by a sequence of operators on the Lebesgue space of a locally compact group, to be topologically multiply recurrent.

Keywords:topologically multiple recurrence, recurrence, topological transitivity, hypercyclicity, cosine operator function
Categories:47A16, 54B20, 43A15

58. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 234)

Beardon, Alan F.
Non-discrete Frieze Groups
The classification of Euclidean frieze groups into seven conjugacy classes is well known, and many articles on recreational mathematics contain frieze patterns that illustrate these classes. However, it is only possible to draw these patterns because the subgroup of translations that leave the pattern invariant is (by definition) cyclic, and hence discrete. In this paper we classify the conjugacy classes of frieze groups that contain a non-discrete subgroup of translations, and clearly these groups cannot be represented pictorially in any practical way. In addition, this discussion sheds light on why there are only seven conjugacy classes in the classical case.

Keywords:frieze groups, isometry groups
Categories:51M04, 51N30, 20E45

59. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 326)

Jiang, Chunlan; Shi, Rui
On the Uniqueness of Jordan Canonical Form Decompositions of Operators by $K$-theoretical Data
In this paper, we develop a generalized Jordan canonical form theorem for a certain class of operators in $\mathcal {L}(\mathcal {H})$. A complete criterion for similarity for this class of operators in terms of $K$-theory for Banach algebras is given.

Keywords:strongly irreducible operator, similarity invariant, reduction theory of von Neumann algebras, $K$-theory
Categories:47A15, 47C15, 47A65

60. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 508)

De Nicola, Antonio; Yudin, Ivan
Generalized Goldberg Formula
In this paper we prove a useful formula for the graded commutator of the Hodge codifferential with the left wedge multiplication by a fixed $p$-form acting on the de Rham algebra of a Riemannian manifold. Our formula generalizes a formula stated by Samuel I. Goldberg for the case of 1-forms. As first examples of application we obtain new identities on locally conformally Kähler manifolds and quasi-Sasakian manifolds. Moreover, we prove that under suitable conditions a certain subalgebra of differential forms in a compact manifold is quasi-isomorphic as a CDGA to the full de Rham algebra.

Keywords:graded commutator, Hodge codifferential, Hodge laplacian, de Rham cohomology, locally conformal Kaehler manifold, quasi-Sasakian manifold
Categories:53C25, 53D35

61. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 553)

Kachmar, Ayman
A New Formula for the Energy of Bulk Superconductivity
The energy of a type II superconductor submitted to an external magnetic field of intensity close to the second critical field is given by the celebrated Abrikosov energy. If the external magnetic field is comparable to and below the second critical field, the energy is given by a reference function obtained as a special (thermodynamic) limit of a non-linear energy. In this note, we give a new formula for this reference energy. In particular, we obtain it as a special limit of a linear energy defined over configurations normalized in the $L^4$-norm.

Keywords:Ginzburg-Landau functional
Categories:35B40, 35P15, 35Q56

62. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 542)

Jiang, Yongxin; Wang, Wei; Feng, Zhaosheng
Spatial Homogenization of Stochastic Wave Equation with Large Interaction
A dynamical approximation of a stochastic wave equation with large interaction is derived. A random invariant manifold is discussed. By a key linear transformation, the random invariant manifold is shown to be close to the random invariant manifold of a second-order stochastic ordinary differential equation.

Keywords:stochastic wave equation, homogeneous system, approximation, random invariant manifold, Neumann boundary condition
Categories:60F10, 60H15, 35Q55

63. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 279)

Dimca, Alexandru
The Poincaré-Deligne Polynomial of Milnor Fibers of Triple Point Line Arrangements is Combinatorially Determined
Using a recent result by S. Papadima and A. Suciu, we show that the equivariant Poincaré-Deligne polynomial of the Milnor fiber of a projective line arrangement having only double and triple points is combinatorially determined.

Keywords:line arrangement, Milnor fiber, monodromy, mixed Hodge structures
Categories:32S22, 32S35, 32S25, 32S55

64. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 346)

Krantz, Steven
On a Theorem of Bers, with Applications to the Study of Automorphism Groups of Domains
We study and generalize a classical theorem of L. Bers that classifies domains up to biholomorphic equivalence in terms of the algebras of holomorphic functions on those domains. Then we develop applications of these results to the study of domains with noncompact automorphism group.

Keywords:Bers's theorem, algebras of holomorphic functions, noncompact automorphism group, biholomorphic equivalence
Categories:32A38, 30H50, 32A10, 32M99

65. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 403)

Zargar, Majid Rahro; Zakeri, Hossein
On Flat and Gorenstein Flat Dimensions of Local Cohomology Modules
Let $\mathfrak{a}$ be an ideal of a Noetherian local ring $R$ and let $C$ be a semidualizing $R$-module. For an $R$-module $X$, we denote any of the quantities $\mathfrak{d}_R X$, $\operatorname{\mathsf{Gfd}}_R X$ and $\operatorname{\mathsf{G_C-fd}}_RX$ by $\operatorname{\mathsf{T}}(X)$. Let $M$ be an $R$-module such that $\operatorname{H}_{\mathfrak{a}}^i(M)=0$ for all $i\neq n$. It is proved that if $\operatorname{\mathsf{T}}(X)\lt \infty$, then $\operatorname{\mathsf{T}}(\operatorname{H}_{\mathfrak{a}}^n(M))\leq\operatorname{\mathsf{T}}(M)+n$ and the equality holds whenever $M$ is finitely generated. With the aid of these results, among other things, we characterize Cohen-Macaulay modules, dualizing modules and Gorenstein rings.

Keywords:flat dimension, Gorenstein injective dimension, Gorenstein flat dimension, local cohomology, relative Cohen-Macaulay module, semidualizing module
Categories:13D05, 13D45, 18G20

66. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 225)

Atıcı, Ferhan M.; Yaldız, Hatice
Convex Functions on Discrete Time Domains
In this paper, we introduce the definition of a convex real valued function $f$ defined on the set of integers, ${\mathbb{Z}}$. We prove that $f$ is convex on ${\mathbb{Z}}$ if and only if $\Delta^{2}f \geq 0$ on ${\mathbb{Z}}$. As a first application of this new concept, we state and prove discrete Hermite-Hadamard inequality using the basics of discrete calculus (i.e. the calculus on ${\mathbb{Z}}$). Second, we state and prove the discrete fractional Hermite-Hadamard inequality using the basics of discrete fractional calculus. We close the paper by defining the convexity of a real valued function on any time scale.

Keywords:discrete calculus, discrete fractional calculus, convex functions, discrete Hermite-Hadamard inequality
Categories:26B25, 26A33, 39A12, 39A70, 26E70, 26D07, 26D10, 26D15

67. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 392)

Prajapati, S. K.; Sarma, R.
Total Character of a Group $G$ with $(G,Z(G))$ as a Generalized Camina Pair
We investigate whether the total character of a finite group $G$ is a polynomial in a suitable irreducible character of $G$. When $(G,Z(G))$ is a generalized Camina pair, we show that the total character is a polynomial in a faithful irreducible character of $G$ if and only if $Z(G)$ is cyclic.

Keywords:finite groups, group characters, total characters
Category:20C15

68. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 311)

Ilten, Nathan; Teitler, Zach
Product Ranks of the $3\times 3$ Determinant and Permanent
We show that the product rank of the $3 \times 3$ determinant $\det_3$ is $5$, and the product rank of the $3 \times 3$ permanent $\operatorname{perm}_3$ is $4$. As a corollary, we obtain that the tensor rank of $\det_3$ is $5$ and the tensor rank of $\operatorname{perm}_3$ is $4$. We show moreover that the border product rank of $\operatorname{perm}_n$ is larger than $n$ for any $n\geq 3$.

Keywords:product rank, tensor rank, determinant, permanent, Fano schemes
Categories:15A21, 15A69, 14M12, 14N15

69. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 363)

Li, Dan; Ma, Wanbiao
Dynamical Analysis of a Stage-Structured Model for Lyme Disease with Two Delays
In this paper, a nonlinear stage-structured model for Lyme disease is considered. The model is a system of differential equations with two time delays. The basic reproductive rate, $R_0(\tau_1,\tau_2)$, is derived. If $R_0(\tau_1,\tau_2)\lt 1$, then the boundary equilibrium is globally asymptotically stable. If $R_0(\tau_1,\tau_2)\gt 1$, then there exists a unique positive equilibrium whose local asymptotical stability and the existence of Hopf bifurcations are established by analyzing the distribution of the characteristic values. An explicit algorithm for determining the direction of Hopf bifurcations and the stability of the bifurcating periodic solutions is derived by using the normal form and the center manifold theory. Some numerical simulations are performed to confirm the correctness of theoretical analysis. At last, some conclusions are given.

Keywords:Lyme disease, stage-structure, time delay, Lyapunov functional stability Hopf bifurcation.
Category:34D20

70. CMB 2015 (vol 59 pp. 73)

Gasiński, Leszek; Papageorgiou, Nikolaos S.
Positive Solutions for the Generalized Nonlinear Logistic Equations
We consider a nonlinear parametric elliptic equation driven by a nonhomogeneous differential operator with a logistic reaction of the superdiffusive type. Using variational methods coupled with suitable truncation and comparison techniques, we prove a bifurcation type result describing the set of positive solutions as the parameter varies.

Keywords:positive solution, bifurcation type result, strong comparison principle, nonlinear regularity, nonlinear maximum principle
Categories:35J25, 35J92

71. CMB 2015 (vol 59 pp. 170)

Martínez-Pedroza, Eduardo
A Note on Fine Graphs and Homological Isoperimetric Inequalities
In the framework of homological characterizations of relative hyperbolicity, Groves and Manning posed the question of whether a simply connected $2$-complex $X$ with a linear homological isoperimetric inequality, a bound on the length of attaching maps of $2$-cells and finitely many $2$-cells adjacent to any edge must have a fine $1$-skeleton. We provide a positive answer to this question. We revisit a homological characterization of relative hyperbolicity, and show that a group $G$ is hyperbolic relative to a collection of subgroups $\mathcal P$ if and only if $G$ acts cocompactly with finite edge stabilizers on an connected $2$-dimensional cell complex with a linear homological isoperimetric inequality and $\mathcal P$ is a collection of representatives of conjugacy classes of vertex stabilizers.

Keywords:isoperimetric functions, Dehn functions, hyperbolic groups
Categories:20F67, 05C10, 20J05, 57M60

72. CMB 2015 (vol 59 pp. 435)

Yao, Hongliang
On Extensions of Stably Finite C*-algebras (II)
For any $C^*$-algebra $A$ with an approximate unit of projections, there is a smallest ideal $I$ of $A$ such that the quotient $A/I$ is stably finite. In this paper, a sufficient and necessary condition is obtained for an ideal of a $C^*$-algebra with real rank zero is this smallest ideal by $K$-theory.

Keywords:extension, stably finite C*-algebra, index map
Categories:46L05, 46L80

73. CMB 2015 (vol 59 pp. 197)

Rajaee, Saeed
Quasi-copure Submodules
All rings are commutative with identity and all modules are unital. In this paper we introduce the concept of quasi-copure submodule of a multiplication $R$-module $M$ and will give some results of them. We give some properties of tensor product of finitely generated faithful multiplication modules.

Keywords:multiplication module, arithmetical ring, copure submodule, radical of submodules
Categories:13A15, 13C05, 13C13, , 13C99

74. CMB 2015 (vol 59 pp. 123)

Jensen, Gerd; Pommerenke, Christian
Discrete Space-time and Lorentz Transformations
Alfred Schild has established conditions that Lorentz transformations map world-vectors $(ct,x,y,z)$ with integer coordinates onto vectors of the same kind. The problem was dealt with in the context of tensor and spinor calculus. Due to Schild's number-theoretic arguments, the subject is also interesting when isolated from its physical background. The paper of Schild is not easy to understand. Therefore we first present a streamlined version of his proof which is based on the use of null vectors. Then we present a purely algebraic proof that is somewhat shorter. Both proofs rely on the properties of Gaussian integers.

Keywords:Lorentz transformation, integer lattice, Gaussian integers
Categories:22E43, 20H99, 83A05

75. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 818)

Llibre, Jaume; Zhang, Xiang
On the Limit Cycles of Linear Differential Systems with Homogeneous Nonlinearities
We consider the class of polynomial differential systems of the form $\dot x= \lambda x-y+P_n(x,y)$, $\dot y=x+\lambda y+ Q_n(x,y),$ where $P_n$ and $Q_n$ are homogeneous polynomials of degree $n$. For this class of differential systems we summarize the known results for the existence of limit cycles, and we provide new results for their nonexistence and existence.

Keywords:polynomial differential system, limit cycles, differential equations on the cylinder
Categories:34C35, 34D30
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