76. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 80)
 Herman, Allen; Li, Yuanlin; Parmenter, M. M.

Trivial Units for Group Rings with $G$adapted Coefficient Rings
For each finite group $G$ for which the integral group ring
$\mathbb{Z}G$ has only trivial units, we give ringtheoretic
conditions for a commutative ring $R$ under which the group ring
$RG$ has nontrivial units. Several examples of rings satisfying
the conditions and rings not satisfying the conditions are given.
In addition, we extend a wellknown result for fields by showing
that if $R$ is a ring of finite characteristic and $RG$ has only
trivial units, then $G$ has order at most 3.
Categories:16S34, 16U60, 20C05 

77. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 41)
 Dixon, John D.; Barghi, A. Rahnamai

Degree Homogeneous Subgroups
Let $G$ be a finite group and $H$ be a subgroup. We say that $H$
is \emph{degree homogeneous }if, for each $\chi\in \Irr(G)$, all
the irreducible constituents of the restriction $\chi_{H}$ have
the same degree. Subgroups which are either normal or abelian are
obvious examples of degree homogeneous subgroups. Following a
question by E.~M. Zhmud', we investigate general properties of
such subgroups. It appears unlikely that degree homogeneous
subgroups can be characterized entirely by abstract group
properties, but we provide mixed criteria (involving both group
structure and character properties) which are both necessary and
sufficient. For example, $H$ is degree homogeneous in $G$ if and
only if the derived subgroup $H^{\prime}$ is normal in $G$ and,
for every pair $\alpha,\beta$ of irreducible $G$conjugate
characters of $H^{\prime}$, all irreducible constituents of
$\alpha^{H}$ and $\beta^{H}$ have the same degree.
Category:20C15 

78. CMB 2004 (vol 47 pp. 530)
 Iranmanesh, A.; Khosravi, B.

A Characterization of $ PSU_{11}(q)$
Order components of a finite simple group were introduced in [4].
It was proved that some nonabelian simple groups are uniquely determined
by their order components. As the main result of this paper, we
show that groups $PSU_{11}(q)$ are also uniquely determined by
their order components. As corollaries of this result, the
validity of a conjecture of J. G. Thompson and a conjecture of W.
Shi and J. Bi both on $PSU_{11}(q)$ are obtained.
Keywords:Prime graph, order component, finite group,simple group Categories:20D08, 20D05, 20D60 

79. CMB 2004 (vol 47 pp. 439)
 Parker, John R.

On the Stable Basin Theorem
The stable basin theorem was introduced by Basmajian and Miner as a
key step in their necessary condition for the discreteness of a
nonelementary group of complex hyperbolic isometries. In this
paper we improve several of Basmajian and Miner's key estimates and
so give a substantial improvement on the main inequality in the
stable basin theorem.
Categories:22E40, 20H10, 57S30 

80. CMB 2004 (vol 47 pp. 343)
 Drensky, Vesselin; Hammoudi, Lakhdar

Combinatorics of Words and Semigroup Algebras Which Are Sums of Locally Nilpotent Subalgebras
We construct new examples of nonnil algebras with any number of
generators, which are direct sums of two
locally nilpotent subalgebras. Like all previously known examples, our examples
are contracted semigroup algebras and the underlying semigroups are unions
of locally nilpotent subsemigroups.
In our constructions we make more
transparent
than in the past the close relationship between the considered problem
and combinatorics of words.
Keywords:locally nilpotent rings,, nil rings, locally nilpotent semigroups,, semigroup algebras, monomial algebras, infinite words Categories:16N40, 16S15, 20M05, 20M25, 68R15 

81. CMB 2004 (vol 47 pp. 237)
 Laubie, François

Ramification des sÃ©ries formelles
Let $p$ be a prime number. Let $k$ be a finite field of characteristic $p$.
The subset $X+X^2 k[[X]]$ of the ring $k[[X]]$ is a group under the substitution
law $\circ $ sometimes called the Nottingham group of $k$; it is denoted by
$\mathcal{R}_k$. The ramification of one series $\gamma\in\mathcal{R}_k$ is
caracterized by its lower ramification numbers: $i_m(\gamma)=\ord_X
\bigl(\gamma^{p^m} (X)/X  1\bigr)$, as well as its upper ramification numbers:
$$
u_m (\gamma) = i_0 (\gamma) + \frac{i_1 (\gamma)  i_0(\gamma)}{p} +
\cdots + \frac{i_m (\gamma)  i_{m1} (\gamma)}{p^m} , \quad (m \in
\mathbb{N}).
$$
By Sen's theorem, the $u_m(\gamma)$ are integers. In this paper, we determine
the sequences of integers $(u_m)$ for which there exists $\gamma\in\mathcal{R}_k$
such that $u_m(\gamma)=u_m$ for all integer $m \geq 0$.
Keywords:ramification, Nottingham group Categories:11S15, 20E18 

82. CMB 2004 (vol 47 pp. 298)
 Yahaghi, Bamdad R.

Near Triangularizability Implies Triangularizability
In this paper we consider collections of
compact operators on a real or
complex Banach space including linear operators
on finitedimensional vector spaces. We show
that such a collection is simultaneously
triangularizable if and only if it is arbitrarily
close to a simultaneously triangularizable
collection of compact operators. As an application
of these results we obtain an invariant subspace
theorem for certain bounded operators. We
further prove that in finite dimensions near
reducibility implies reducibility whenever
the ground field is $\BR$ or $\BC$.
Keywords:Linear transformation, Compact operator,, Triangularizability, Banach space, Hilbert, space Categories:47A15, 47D03, 20M20 

83. CMB 2004 (vol 47 pp. 161)
84. CMB 2003 (vol 46 pp. 509)
 Benson, David J.; Kumjian, Alex; Phillips, N. Christopher

Symmetries of Kirchberg Algebras
Let $G_0$ and $G_1$ be countable abelian groups. Let $\gamma_i$ be an
automorphism of $G_i$ of order two. Then there exists a unital
Kirchberg algebra $A$ satisfying the Universal Coefficient Theorem and
with $[1_A] = 0$ in $K_0 (A)$, and an automorphism $\alpha \in
\Aut(A)$ of order two, such that $K_0 (A) \cong G_0$, such that $K_1
(A) \cong G_1$, and such that $\alpha_* \colon K_i (A) \to K_i (A)$ is
$\gamma_i$. As a consequence, we prove that every
$\mathbb{Z}_2$graded countable module over the representation ring $R
(\mathbb{Z}_2)$ of $\mathbb{Z}_2$ is isomorphic to the equivariant
$K$theory $K^{\mathbb{Z}_2} (A)$ for some action of $\mathbb{Z}_2$ on
a unital Kirchberg algebra~$A$.
Along the way, we prove that every not necessarily finitely generated
$\mathbb{Z} [\mathbb{Z}_2]$module which is free as a
$\mathbb{Z}$module has a direct sum decomposition with only three
kinds of summands, namely $\mathbb{Z} [\mathbb{Z}_2]$ itself and
$\mathbb{Z}$ on which the nontrivial element of $\mathbb{Z}_2$ acts
either trivially or by multiplication by $1$.
Categories:20C10, 46L55, 19K99, 19L47, 46L40, 46L80 

85. CMB 2003 (vol 46 pp. 332)
 Đoković, Dragomir Z.; Tam, TinYau

Some Questions about Semisimple Lie Groups Originating in Matrix Theory
We generalize the wellknown result that a square traceless complex
matrix is unitarily similar to a matrix with zero diagonal to
arbitrary connected semisimple complex Lie groups $G$ and their Lie
algebras $\mathfrak{g}$ under the action of a maximal compact subgroup
$K$ of $G$. We also introduce a natural partial order on
$\mathfrak{g}$: $x\le y$ if $f(K\cdot x) \subseteq f(K\cdot y)$ for
all $f\in \mathfrak{g}^*$, the complex dual of $\mathfrak{g}$. This
partial order is $K$invariant and induces a partial order on the
orbit space $\mathfrak{g}/K$. We prove that, under some restrictions
on $\mathfrak{g}$, the set $f(K\cdot x)$ is starshaped with respect
to the origin.
Categories:15A45, 20G20, 22E60 

86. CMB 2003 (vol 46 pp. 310)
87. CMB 2003 (vol 46 pp. 299)
88. CMB 2003 (vol 46 pp. 268)
 Puls, Michael J.

Group Cohomology and $L^p$Cohomology of Finitely Generated Groups
Let $G$ be a finitely generated, infinite group, let $p>1$, and let
$L^p(G)$ denote the Banach space $\{ \sum_{x\in G} a_xx \mid \sum_{x\in
G} a_x ^p < \infty \}$. In this paper we will study the first
cohomology group of $G$ with coefficients in $L^p(G)$, and the first
reduced $L^p$cohomology space of $G$. Most of our results will be for a
class of groups that contains all finitely generated, infinite nilpotent
groups.
Keywords:group cohomology, $L^p$cohomology, central element of infinite order, harmonic function, continuous linear functional Categories:43A15, 20F65, 20F18 

89. CMB 2003 (vol 46 pp. 204)
 Levy, Jason

Rationality and Orbit Closures
Suppose we are given a finitedimensional vector space $V$ equipped
with an $F$rational action of a linearly algebraic group $G$, with
$F$ a characteristic zero field. We conjecture the following: to each
vector $v\in V(F)$ there corresponds a canonical $G(F)$orbit of
semisimple vectors of $V$. In the case of the adjoint action, this
orbit is the $G(F)$orbit of the semisimple part of $v$, so this
conjecture can be considered a generalization of the Jordan
decomposition. We prove some cases of the conjecture.
Categories:14L24, 20G15 

90. CMB 2003 (vol 46 pp. 140)
91. CMB 2003 (vol 46 pp. 122)
 Moon, Myoungho

On Certain Finitely Generated Subgroups of Groups Which Split
Define a group $G$ to be in the class $\mathcal{S}$ if for any
finitely generated subgroup $K$ of $G$ having the property that
there is a positive integer $n$ such that $g^n \in K$ for all
$g\in G$, $K$ has finite index in $G$. We show that a free
product with amalgamation $A*_C B$ and an $\HNN$ group $A *_C$ belong
to $\mathcal{S}$, if $C$ is in $\mathcal{S}$ and every subgroup of
$C$ is finitely generated.
Keywords:free product with amalgamation, $\HNN$ group, graph of groups, fundamental group Categories:20E06, 20E08, 57M07 

92. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 686)
 Rauschning, Jan; Slodowy, Peter

An Aspect of Icosahedral Symmetry
We embed the moduli space $Q$ of 5 points on the projective line
$S_5$equivariantly into $\mathbb{P} (V)$, where $V$ is the
6dimensional irreducible module of the symmetric group $S_5$. This
module splits with respect to the icosahedral group $A_5$ into the two
standard 3dimensional representations. The resulting linear
projections of $Q$ relate the action of $A_5$ on $Q$ to those on the
regular icosahedron.
Categories:14L24, 20B25 

93. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 537)
94. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 388)
 Gille, Philippe

AlgÃ¨bres simples centrales de degrÃ© 5 et $E_8$
As a consequence of a theorem of RostSpringer, we establish that the
cyclicity problem for central simple algebra of degree~5 on fields
containg a fifth root of unity is equivalent to the study of
anisotropic elements of order 5 in the split group of type~$E_8$.
Keywords:algÃ¨bres simples centrales, cohomologie galoisienne Categories:16S35, 12G05, 20G15 

95. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 168)
 Byott, Nigel P.; Elder, G. Griffith

Biquadratic Extensions with One Break
We explicitly describe, in terms of indecomposable $\mathbb{Z}_2
[G]$modules, the Galois module structure of ideals in totally
ramified biquadratic extensions of local number fields with only
one break in their ramification filtration. This paper completes
work begun in [Elder: Canad. J.~Math. (5) {\bf 50}(1998), 10071047].
Categories:11S15, 20C11 

96. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 294)
97. CMB 2001 (vol 44 pp. 385)
 Ballantine, Cristina M.

A Hypergraph with Commuting Partial Laplacians
Let $F$ be a totally real number field and let $\GL_{n}$ be the
general linear group of rank $n$ over $F$. Let $\mathfrak{p}$
be a prime ideal of $F$ and $F_{\mathfrak{p}}$ the completion of $F$
with respect to the valuation induced by $\mathfrak{p}$. We will
consider a finite quotient of the affine building of the group
$\GL_{n}$ over the field $F_{\mathfrak{p}}$. We will view this object
as a hypergraph and find a set of commuting operators whose sum will
be the usual adjacency operator of the graph underlying the hypergraph.
Keywords:Hecke operators, buildings Categories:11F25, 20F32 

98. CMB 2001 (vol 44 pp. 93)
 Neumann, B. H.

Some Semigroup Laws in Groups
A challenge by R.~Padmanabhan to prove by group theory the
commutativity of cancellative semigroups satisfying a particular
law has led to the proof of more general semigroup laws being
equivalent to quite simple ones.
Categories:20E10, 20M07 

99. CMB 2001 (vol 44 pp. 27)
100. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 268)
 Bogley, W. A.; Gilbert, N. D.; Howie, James

Cockcroft Properties of Thompson's Group
In a study of the word problem for groups, R.~J.~Thompson
considered a certain group $F$ of selfhomeomorphisms of the Cantor
set and showed, among other things, that $F$ is finitely presented.
Using results of K.~S.~Brown and R.~Geoghegan, M.~N.~Dyer showed
that $F$ is the fundamental group of a finite twocomplex $Z^2$
having Euler characteristic one and which is {\em Cockcroft}, in
the sense that each map of the twosphere into $Z^2$ is
homologically trivial. We show that no proper covering complex of
$Z^2$ is Cockcroft. A general result on Cockcroft properties
implies that no proper regular covering complex of any finite
twocomplex with fundamental group $F$ is Cockcroft.
Keywords:twocomplex, covering space, Cockcroft twocomplex, Thompson's group Categories:57M20, 20F38, 57M10, 20F34 
