26. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 231)
 Hironaka, Eriko

Erratum:~~The Lehmer Polynomial and Pretzel Links
Erratum to {\it The Lehmer Polynomial and Pretzel Links},
Canad. J. Math. {\bf 44}(2001), 440451.
Keywords:Alexander polynomial, pretzel knot, Mahler measure, Salem number, Coxeter groups Categories:57M05, 57M25, 11R04, 11R27 

27. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 272)
 Neusel, Mara D.

The Transfer in the Invariant Theory of Modular Permutation Representations II
In this note we show that the image of the transfer for permutation
representations of finite groups is generated by the transfers of
special monomials. This leads to a description of the image of the
transfer of the alternating groups. We also determine the height of
these ideals.
Keywords:polynomial invariants of finite groups, permutation representation, transfer Category:13A50 

28. CMB 2001 (vol 44 pp. 440)
 Hironaka, Eriko

The Lehmer Polynomial and Pretzel Links
In this paper we find a formula for the Alexander polynomial
$\Delta_{p_1,\dots,p_k} (x)$ of pretzel knots and links with
$(p_1,\dots,p_k, \nega 1)$ twists, where $k$ is odd and
$p_1,\dots,p_k$ are positive integers. The polynomial $\Delta_{2,3,7}
(x)$ is the wellknown Lehmer polynomial, which is conjectured to have
the smallest Mahler measure among all monic integer polynomials. We
confirm that $\Delta_{2,3,7} (x)$ has the smallest Mahler measure among
the polynomials arising as $\Delta_{p_1,\dots,p_k} (x)$.
Keywords:Alexander polynomial, pretzel knot, Mahler measure, Salem number, Coxeter groups Categories:57M05, 57M25, 11R04, 11R27 

29. CMB 2001 (vol 44 pp. 337)
 Vinet, Luc; Zhedanov, Alexei

Spectral Transformations of the Laurent Biorthogonal Polynomials, II. Pastro Polynomials
We continue to study the simplest closure conditions for chains of
spectral transformations of the Laurent biorthogonal polynomials
($\LBP$). It is shown that the 11periodic $q$closure condition
leads to the $\LBP$ introduced by Pastro. We introduce classes of
semiclassical and LaguerreHahn $\LBP$ associated to generic closure
conditions of the chain of spectral transformations.
Keywords:Laurent orthogonal polynomials, Pastro polynomials, spectral transformations Category:33D45 

30. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 125)
 Smith, Larry

Modular Vector Invariants of Cyclic Permutation Representations
Vector invariants of finite groups (see the introduction for an
explanation of the terminology) have often been used to illustrate the
difficulties of invariant theory in the modular case: see,
\eg., \cite{Ber}, \cite{norway}, \cite{fossum}, \cite{MmeB},
\cite{poly} and \cite{survey}. It is therefore all the more
surprising that the {\it unpleasant} properties of these invariants
may be derived from two unexpected, and remarkable, {\it nice}
properties: namely for vector permutation invariants of the cyclic
group $\mathbb{Z}/p$ of prime order in characteristic $p$ the
image of the transfer homomorphism $\Tr^{\mathbb{Z}/p} \colon
\mathbb{F}[V] \lra \mathbb{F}[V]^{\mathbb{Z}/p}$ is a prime ideal,
and the quotient algebra $\mathbb{F}[V]^{\mathbb{Z}/p}/ \Im
(\Tr^{\mathbb{Z}/p})$ is a polynomial algebra on the top Chern
classes of the action.
Keywords:polynomial invariants of finite groups Category:13A50 

31. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 442)
 Chamberland, Marc; Meisters, Gary

A Mountain Pass to the Jacobian Conjecture.
This paper presents an approach to injectivity theorems via the
Mountain Pass Lemma and raises an open question. The main result
of this paper (Theorem~1.1) is proved by means of the Mountain Pass
Lemma and states that if the eigenvalues of $F' (\x)F' (\x)^{T}$
are uniformly bounded away from zero for $\x \in \hbox{\Bbbvii
R}^{n}$, where $F \colon \hbox{\Bbbvii R}^n \rightarrow
\hbox{\Bbbvii R}^n$ is a class $\cC^{1}$ map, then $F$ is
injective. This was discovered in a joint attempt by the authors
to prove a stronger result conjectured by the first author: Namely,
that a sufficient condition for injectivity of class $\cC^{1}$ maps
$F$ of $\hbox{\Bbbvii R}^n$ into itself is that all the eigenvalues
of $F'(\x)$ are bounded away from zero on $\hbox{\Bbbvii
R}^n$. This is stated as Conjecture~2.1. If true, it would imply
(via {\it ReductionofDegree}) {\it injectivity of polynomial
maps} $F \colon \hbox{\Bbbvii R}^n \rightarrow \hbox{\Bbbvii R}^n$
{\it satisfying the hypothesis}, $\det F'(\x) \equiv 1$, of the
celebrated Jacobian Conjecture (JC) of OttHeinrich Keller. The
paper ends with several examples to illustrate a variety of cases
and known counterexamples to some natural questions.
Keywords:Injectivity, ${\cal C}^1$maps, polynomial maps, Jacobian Conjecture, Mountain Pass Categories:14A25, 14E09 

32. CMB 1997 (vol 40 pp. 47)
 Hartl, Manfred

A universal coefficient decomposition for subgroups induced by submodules of group algebras
Dimension subgroups and Lie dimension subgroups are known to satisfy a
`universal coefficient decomposition', {\it i.e.} their value with respect to
an arbitrary coefficient ring can be described in terms of their values with
respect to the `universal' coefficient rings given by the cyclic groups of
infinite and prime power order. Here this fact is generalized to much more
general types of induced subgroups, notably covering Fox subgroups and
relative dimension subgroups with respect to group algebra filtrations
induced by arbitrary $N$series, as well as certain common generalisations
of these which occur in the study of the former. This result relies on an
extension of the principal universal coefficient decomposition theorem on
polynomial ideals (due to Passi, Parmenter and Seghal), to all additive
subgroups of group rings. This is possible by using homological instead
of ring theoretical methods.
Keywords:induced subgroups, group algebras, Fox subgroups, relative dimension, subgroups, polynomial ideals Categories:20C07, 16A27 
