1. CMB Online first
 Clay, Adam; Desmarais, Colin; Naylor, Patrick

Testing biorderability of knot groups
We investigate the biorderability of twobridge knot groups
and the groups of knots with 12 or fewer crossings by applying
recent theorems of Chiswell, Glass and Wilson.
Amongst all knots with 12 or fewer crossings (of which there
are 2977), previous theorems were only able to determine biorderability
of 499 of the corresponding knot groups. With our methods we
are able to deal with 191 more.
Keywords:knots, fundamental groups, orderable groups Categories:57M25, 57M27, 06F15 

2. CMB Online first
 Li, Boyu

Normal Extensions of Representations of Abelian Semigroups
A commuting family of subnormal operators need
not have a commuting normal extension. We study when a representation
on an abelian semigroup can be extended to a normal representation,
and show that it suffices to extend the set of generators to
commuting normals. We also extend a result due to Athavale to
representations on abelian lattice ordered semigroups.
Keywords:subnormal operator, normal extension, regular dilation, lattice ordered semigroup Categories:47B20, 47A20, 47D03 

3. CMB Online first
 Abdallah, Nancy

On Hodge Theory of Singular Plane Curves
The dimensions of the graded quotients of the
cohomology of a plane curve complement $U=\mathbb P^2 \setminus C$
with respect to the Hodge filtration are described in terms of
simple geometrical invariants. The case of curves with ordinary
singularities is discussed in detail. We also give a precise
numerical estimate for the difference between the Hodge filtration
and the pole order filtration on $H^2(U,\mathbb C)$.
Keywords:plane curves, Hodge and pole order filtrations Categories:32S35, 32S22, 14H50 

4. CMB 2015 (vol 59 pp. 119)
5. CMB 2015 (vol 59 pp. 182)
 Naylor, Geoff; Rolfsen, Dale

Generalized Torsion in Knot Groups
In a group, a nonidentity element is called
a generalized torsion element if some product of its conjugates
equals the identity. We show that for many classical knots one
can find generalized torsion in the fundamental group of its
complement, commonly called the knot group. It follows that
such a group is not biorderable. Examples include all torus
knots, the (hyperbolic) knot $5_2$ and algebraic knots in the
sense of Milnor.
Keywords:knot group, generalized torsion, ordered group Categories:57M27, 32S55, 29F60 

6. CMB 2014 (vol 58 pp. 432)
 Yang, Dachun; Yang, Sibei

Secondorder Riesz Transforms and Maximal Inequalities Associated with Magnetic SchrÃ¶dinger Operators
Let $A:=(\nablai\vec{a})\cdot(\nablai\vec{a})+V$ be a
magnetic SchrÃ¶dinger operator on $\mathbb{R}^n$,
where $\vec{a}:=(a_1,\dots, a_n)\in L^2_{\mathrm{loc}}(\mathbb{R}^n,\mathbb{R}^n)$
and $0\le V\in L^1_{\mathrm{loc}}(\mathbb{R}^n)$ satisfy some reverse
HÃ¶lder conditions.
Let $\varphi\colon \mathbb{R}^n\times[0,\infty)\to[0,\infty)$ be such that
$\varphi(x,\cdot)$ for any given $x\in\mathbb{R}^n$ is an Orlicz function,
$\varphi(\cdot,t)\in {\mathbb A}_{\infty}(\mathbb{R}^n)$ for all $t\in (0,\infty)$
(the class of uniformly Muckenhoupt weights) and its uniformly critical upper type index
$I(\varphi)\in(0,1]$. In this article, the authors prove that
secondorder Riesz transforms $VA^{1}$ and
$(\nablai\vec{a})^2A^{1}$ are bounded from the
MusielakOrliczHardy space $H_{\varphi,\,A}(\mathbb{R}^n)$, associated with $A$,
to the MusielakOrlicz space $L^{\varphi}(\mathbb{R}^n)$. Moreover, the authors
establish the boundedness of $VA^{1}$ on $H_{\varphi, A}(\mathbb{R}^n)$. As applications, some
maximal inequalities associated with $A$ in the scale of $H_{\varphi,
A}(\mathbb{R}^n)$ are obtained.
Keywords:MusielakOrliczHardy space, magnetic SchrÃ¶dinger operator, atom, secondorder Riesz transform, maximal inequality Categories:42B30, 42B35, 42B25, 35J10, 42B37, 46E30 

7. CMB 2013 (vol 57 pp. 225)
 Adamaszek, Michał

Small Flag Complexes with Torsion
We classify flag complexes on at most $12$ vertices with torsion in
the first homology group. The result is moderately computeraided.
As a consequence we confirm a folklore conjecture that the smallest
poset whose order complex is homotopy equivalent to the real
projective plane (and also the smallest poset with torsion in the
first homology group) has exactly $13$ elements.
Keywords:clique complex, order complex, homology, torsion, minimal model Categories:55U10, 06A11, 55P40, 5504, 0504 

8. CMB 2013 (vol 57 pp. 631)
 Sokić, Miodrag

Indicators, Chains, Antichains, Ramsey Property
We introduce two Ramsey classes of finite relational structures. The first
class contains finite structures of the form $(A,(I_{i})_{i=1}^{n},\leq
,(\preceq _{i})_{i=1}^{n})$ where $\leq $ is a total ordering on $A$ and $%
\preceq _{i}$ is a linear ordering on the set $\{a\in A:I_{i}(a)\}$. The
second class contains structures of the form $(A,\leq
,(I_{i})_{i=1}^{n},\preceq )$ where $(A,\leq )$ is a weak ordering and $%
\preceq $ is a linear ordering on $A$ such that $A$ is partitioned by $%
\{a\in A:I_{i}(a)\}$ into maximal chains in the partial ordering $\leq $ and
each $\{a\in A:I_{i}(a)\}$ is an interval with respect to $\preceq $.
Keywords:Ramsey property, linear orderings Categories:05C55, 03C15, 54H20 

9. CMB Online first


Leftorderable fundamental group and Dehn surgery on the knot $5_2$
We show that the resulting manifold by $r$surgery on the knot $5_2$, which is
the twobridge knot corresponding to the rational number $3/7$, has leftorderable
fundamental group if the slope $r$ satisfies $0\le r \le 4$.
Keywords:leftordering, Dehn surgery Categories:57M25, 06F15 

10. CMB Online first


Leftorderable fundamental group and Dehn surgery on the knot $5_2$
We show that the resulting manifold by $r$surgery on the knot $5_2$, which is
the twobridge knot corresponding to the rational number $3/7$, has leftorderable
fundamental group if the slope $r$ satisfies $0\le r \le 4$.
Keywords:leftordering, Dehn surgery Categories:57M25, 06F15 

11. CMB 2013 (vol 57 pp. 310)
12. CMB 2012 (vol 56 pp. 850)
 Teragaito, Masakazu

Leftorderability and Exceptional Dehn Surgery on Twist Knots
We show that any exceptional nontrivial Dehn surgery on a twist knot, except the trefoil,
yields a $3$manifold whose fundamental group is leftorderable.
This is a generalization of a result of Clay, Lidman and Watson, and
also gives a new supporting evidence for a conjecture of Boyer, Gordon and Watson.
Keywords:leftordering, twist knot, Dehn surgery Categories:57M25, 06F15 

13. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 39)
 Ben Amara, Jamel

Comparison Theorem for Conjugate Points of a Fourthorder Linear Differential Equation
In 1961, J. Barrett showed that if the first conjugate point
$\eta_1(a)$ exists for the differential equation $(r(x)y'')''=
p(x)y,$ where $r(x)\gt 0$ and $p(x)\gt 0$, then so does the first
systemsconjugate point $\widehat\eta_1(a)$. The aim of this note is to
extend this result to the general equation with middle term
$(q(x)y')'$ without further restriction on $q(x)$, other than
continuity.
Keywords:fourthorder linear differential equation, conjugate points, systemconjugate points, subwronskians Categories:47E05, 34B05, 34C10 

14. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 102)
 Kong, Qingkai; Wang, Min

Eigenvalue Approach to Even Order System Periodic Boundary Value Problems
We study an even order system boundary value problem with
periodic boundary conditions. By establishing
the existence of a positive eigenvalue of an associated linear system
SturmLiouville problem, we obtain new conditions for the boundary
value problem to have a positive solution. Our major tools are the
KreinRutman theorem for linear spectra and the fixed point index theory
for compact operators.
Keywords:Green's function, high order system boundary value problems, positive solutions, SturmLiouville problem Categories:34B18, 34B24 

15. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 339)
 Loring, Terry A.

From Matrix to Operator Inequalities
We generalize LÃ¶wner's method for proving that matrix monotone
functions are operator monotone. The relation $x\leq y$ on bounded
operators is our model for a definition of $C^{*}$relations
being residually finite dimensional.
Our main result is a metatheorem about theorems involving relations
on bounded operators. If we can show there are residually finite dimensional
relations involved and verify a technical condition, then such a
theorem will follow from its restriction to matrices.
Applications are shown regarding norms of exponentials, the norms
of commutators, and "positive" noncommutative $*$polynomials.
Keywords:$C*$algebras, matrices, bounded operators, relations, operator norm, order, commutator, exponential, residually finite dimensional Categories:46L05, 47B99 

16. CMB 2011 (vol 54 pp. 566)
 Zhou, XiangJun; Shi, Lei; Zhou, DingXuan

Nonuniform Randomized Sampling for Multivariate Approximation by High Order Parzen Windows
We consider approximation of multivariate functions in Sobolev
spaces by high order Parzen windows in a nonuniform sampling
setting. Sampling points are neither i.i.d. nor regular, but are
noised from regular grids by nonuniform shifts of a probability
density function. Sample function values at sampling points are
drawn according to probability measures with expected values being
values of the approximated function. The approximation orders are
estimated by means of regularity of the approximated function, the
density function, and the order of the Parzen windows, under
suitable choices of the scaling parameter.
Keywords:multivariate approximation, Sobolev spaces, nonuniform randomized sampling, high order Parzen windows, convergence rates Categories:68T05, 62J02 

17. CMB 2011 (vol 54 pp. 277)
 Farley, Jonathan David

Maximal Sublattices of Finite Distributive Lattices. III: A Conjecture from the 1984 Banff Conference on Graphs and Order
Let $L$ be a finite distributive lattice. Let
$\operatorname{Sub}_0(L)$ be the lattice
$$
\{S\mid S\text{ is a sublattice of }L\}\cup\{\emptyset\}
$$
and let $\ell_*[\operatorname{Sub}_0(L)]$ be the length of the shortest maximal chain in $\operatorname{Sub}_0(L)$. It is proved that if $K$ and $L$ are nontrivial finite distributive lattices, then
$$
\ell_*[\operatorname{Sub}_0(K\times L)]=\ell_*[\operatorname{Sub}_0(K)]+\ell_*[\operatorname{Sub}_0(L)].
$$
A conjecture from the 1984 Banff Conference on Graphs and Order is thus proved.
Keywords:(distributive) lattice, maximal sublattice, (partially) ordered set Categories:06D05, 06D50, 06A07 

18. CMB 2010 (vol 54 pp. 270)
 Dow, Alan

Sequential Order Under PFA
It is shown that it follows from PFA
that there is no
compact scattered space of height greater than $\omega$
in which the sequential order and the scattering heights coincide.
Keywords:sequential order, scattered spaces, PFA Categories:54D55, 03E05, 03E35, 54A20 

19. CMB 2010 (vol 54 pp. 381)
 Velušček, Dejan

A Short Note on the Higher Level Version of the KrullBaer Theorem
Klep and Velu\v{s}\v{c}ek generalized the KrullBaer theorem for
higher level preorderings to the noncommutative setting. A $n$real valuation
$v$ on a skew field $D$ induces a group homomorphism $\overline{v}$. A section
of $\overline{v}$ is a crucial ingredient of the construction of a complete
preordering on the base field $D$ such that its projection on the residue skew
field $k_v$ equals the given level $1$ ordering on $k_v$. In the article we give
a proof of the existence of the section of $\overline{v}$, which was left as an
open problem by Klep and Velu\v{s}\v{c}ek, and thus
complete the generalization of the KrullBaer theorem for preorderings.
Keywords:orderings of higher level, division rings, valuations Categories:14P99, 06Fxx 

20. CMB 2010 (vol 53 pp. 475)
 Jankowski, Tadeusz

Nonlinear Multipoint Boundary Value Problems for Second Order Differential Equations
In this paper we shall discuss nonlinear multipoint boundary value problems for second order differential equations when deviating arguments depend on the unknown solution. Sufficient conditions under which such problems have extremal and quasisolutions are given. The problem of when a unique solution exists is also investigated. To obtain existence results, a monotone iterative technique is used. Two examples are added to verify theoretical results.
Keywords:second order differential equations, deviated arguments, nonlinear boundary conditions, extremal solutions, quasisolutions, unique solution Categories:34A45, 34K10 

21. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 315)
 Yi, Taishan; Zou, Xingfu

Generic QuasiConvergence for Essentially Strongly OrderPreserving Semiflows
By employing the limit set
dichotomy for essentially strongly orderpreserving semiflows and
the assumption that limit sets have infima and suprema in the
state space, we prove a generic quasiconvergence principle
implying the existence of an open and dense set of stable
quasiconvergent points. We also apply this generic quasiconvergence 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 orderpreserving semiflow, compactness, quasiconvergence Categories:34C12, 34K25 

22. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 39)
 Cimpri\v{c}, Jakob

A Representation Theorem for Archimedean Quadratic Modules on $*$Rings
We present a new approach to noncommutative real algebraic geometry
based on the representation theory of $C^\ast$algebras.
An important result in commutative real algebraic geometry is
Jacobi's representation theorem for archimedean quadratic modules
on commutative rings.
We show that this theorem is a consequence of the
GelfandNaimark representation theorem for commutative $C^\ast$algebras.
A noncommutative version of GelfandNaimark theory was studied by
I. Fujimoto. We use his results to generalize
Jacobi's theorem to associative rings with involution.
Keywords:Ordered rings with involution, $C^\ast$algebras and their representations, noncommutative convexity theory, real algebraic geometry Categories:16W80, 46L05, 46L89, 14P99 

23. CMB 2008 (vol 51 pp. 15)
24. CMB 2007 (vol 50 pp. 105)
 Klep, Igor

On Valuations, Places and Graded Rings Associated to $*$Orderings
We study natural $*$valuations, $*$places and graded $*$rings
associated with $*$ordered rings.
We prove that the natural $*$valuation is always quasiOre and is
even quasicommutative (\emph{i.e.,} the corresponding graded $*$ring is
commutative), provided the ring contains an imaginary unit.
Furthermore, it is proved that the graded $*$ring is isomorphic
to a twisted semigroup algebra. Our results are applied to answer a question
of Cimpri\v c regarding $*$orderability of quantum
groups.
Keywords:$*$orderings, valuations, rings with involution Categories:14P10, 16S30, 16W10 

25. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 161)