26. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 1178)
 Cutkosky, Steven Dale; Hà, Huy Tài; Srinivasan, Hema; Theodorescu, Emanoil

Asymptotic Behavior of the Length of Local Cohomology
Let $k$ be a field of characteristic 0, $R=k[x_1, \ldots, x_d]$ be a polynomial ring,
and $\mm$ its maximal homogeneous ideal. Let $I \subset R$ be a homogeneous ideal in
$R$. Let $\lambda(M)$ denote the length of an $R$module $M$. In this paper, we show
that
$$
\lim_{n \to \infty} \frac{\l\bigl(H^0_{\mathfrak{m}}(R/I^n)\bigr)}{n^d}
=\lim_{n \to \infty} \frac{\l\bigl(\Ext^d_R\bigl(R/I^n,R(d)\bigr)\bigr)}{n^d}
$$
always exists. This limit has been shown to be ${e(I)}/{d!}$ for $m$primary ideals
$I$ in a local CohenMacaulay ring, where $e(I)$ denotes the multiplicity
of $I$. But we find that this limit may not be rational in general. We give an example
for which the limit is an irrational number thereby showing that the lengths of these
extention modules may not have polynomial growth.
Keywords:powers of ideals, local cohomology, Hilbert function, linear growth Categories:13D40, 14B15, 13D45 

27. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 724)
 Purnaprajna, B. P.

Some Results on Surfaces of General Type
In this article we prove some new results on projective normality, normal
presentation and higher syzygies for surfaces of general type, not
necessarily smooth, embedded by adjoint linear series. Some of the
corollaries of more general results include: results on property $N_p$
associated to $K_S \otimes B^{\otimes n}$ where $B$ is basepoint free and
ample divisor with $B\otimes K^*$ {\it nef}, results for pluricanonical
linear systems and results giving effective bounds for adjoint linear series
associated to ample bundles. Examples in the last section show that the results
are optimal.
Categories:13D02, 14C20, 14J29 

28. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 400)
 Sabourin, Sindi

Generalized $k$Configurations
In this paper, we find configurations of points in $n$dimensional
projective space ($\proj ^n$) which simultaneously generalize both
$k$configurations and reduced 0dimensional complete intersections.
Recall that $k$configurations in $\proj ^2$ are disjoint unions of
distinct points on lines and in $\proj ^n$ are inductively disjoint
unions of $k$configurations on hyperplanes, subject to certain
conditions. Furthermore, the Hilbert function of a $k$configuration
is determined from those of the smaller $k$configurations. We call
our generalized constructions $k_D$configurations, where $D=\{ d_1,
\ldots ,d_r\}$ (a set of $r$ positive integers with repetition
allowed) is the type of a given complete intersection in $\proj ^n$.
We show that the Hilbert function of any $k_D$configuration can be
obtained from those of smaller $k_D$configurations. We then provide
applications of this result in two different directions, both of which
are motivated by corresponding results about $k$configurations.
Categories:13D40, 14M10 

29. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 716)
 Guardo, Elena; Van Tuyl, Adam

Fat Points in $\mathbb{P}^1 \times \mathbb{P}^1$ and Their Hilbert Functions
We study the Hilbert functions of fat points in $\popo$.
If $Z \subseteq \popo$ is an arbitrary fat point scheme, then
it can be shown that for every $i$ and $j$ the values of the Hilbert
function $_{Z}(l,j)$ and $H_{Z}(i,l)$ eventually become constant for
$l \gg 0$. We show how to determine these eventual values
by using only the multiplicities of the points, and the
relative positions of the points in $\popo$. This enables
us to compute all but a finite number values of $H_{Z}$
without using the coordinates of points.
We also characterize the ACM fat point schemes
sing our description of the eventual behaviour. In fact,
n the case that $Z \subseteq \popo$ is ACM, then
the entire Hilbert function and its minimal free resolution
depend solely on knowing the eventual values of the Hilbert function.
Keywords:Hilbert function, points, fat points, CohenMacaulay, multiprojective space Categories:13D40, 13D02, 13H10, 14A15 

30. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 742)
 Jiang, Chunlan

Similarity Classification of CowenDouglas Operators
Let $\cal H$ be a complex separable Hilbert space
and ${\cal L}({\cal H})$ denote the collection of
bounded linear operators on ${\cal H}$.
An operator $A$ in ${\cal L}({\cal H})$
is said to be strongly irreducible, if
${\cal A}^{\prime}(T)$, the commutant of $A$, has no nontrivial idempotent.
An operator $A$ in ${\cal L}({\cal H})$ is said to a CowenDouglas
operator, if there exists $\Omega$, a connected open subset of
$C$, and $n$, a positive integer, such that
(a) ${\Omega}{\subset}{\sigma}(A)=\{z{\in}C; Az {\text {not invertible}}\};$
(b) $\ran(Az)={\cal H}$, for $z$ in $\Omega$;
(c) $\bigvee_{z{\in}{\Omega}}$\ker$(Az)={\cal H}$ and
(d) $\dim \ker(Az)=n$ for $z$ in $\Omega$.
In the paper, we give a similarity classification of strongly
irreducible CowenDouglas operators by using the $K_0$group of
the commutant algebra as an invariant.
Categories:47A15, 47C15, 13E05, 13F05 

31. CJM 2003 (vol 55 pp. 1019)
 Handelman, David

More Eventual Positivity for Analytic Functions
Eventual positivity problems for real convergent Maclaurin series lead
to density questions for sets of harmonic functions. These are solved
for large classes of series, and in so doing, asymptotic estimates are
obtained for the values of the series near the radius of convergence
and for the coefficients of convolution powers.
Categories:30B10, 30D15, 30C50, 13A99, 41A58, 42A16 

32. CJM 2003 (vol 55 pp. 711)
 Broughan, Kevin A.

Adic Topologies for the Rational Integers
A topology on $\mathbb{Z}$, which gives a nice proof that the
set of prime integers is infinite, is characterised and examined.
It is found to be homeomorphic to $\mathbb{Q}$, with a compact
completion homeomorphic to the Cantor set. It has a natural place
in a family of topologies on $\mathbb{Z}$, which includes the
$p$adics, and one in which the set of rational primes $\mathbb{P}$
is dense. Examples from number theory are given, including the
primes and squares, Fermat numbers, Fibonacci numbers and $k$free
numbers.
Keywords:$p$adic, metrizable, quasivaluation, topological ring,, completion, inverse limit, diophantine equation, prime integers,, Fermat numbers, Fibonacci numbers Categories:11B05, 11B25, 11B50, 13J10, 13B35 

33. CJM 2003 (vol 55 pp. 750)
 Göbel, Rüdiger; Shelah, Saharon; Strüngmann, Lutz

AlmostFree $E$Rings of Cardinality $\aleph_1$
An $E$ring is a unital ring $R$ such that every endomorphism of
the underlying abelian group $R^+$ is multiplication by some
ring element. The existence of almostfree $E$rings of
cardinality greater than $2^{\aleph_0}$ is undecidable in $\ZFC$.
While they exist in G\"odel's universe, they do not exist in other
models of set theory. For a regular cardinal $\aleph_1 \leq
\lambda \leq 2^{\aleph_0}$ we construct $E$rings of cardinality
$\lambda$ in $\ZFC$ which have $\aleph_1$free additive structure.
For $\lambda=\aleph_1$ we therefore obtain the existence of
almostfree $E$rings of cardinality $\aleph_1$ in $\ZFC$.
Keywords:$E$rings, almostfree modules Categories:20K20, 20K30, 13B10, 13B25 

34. CJM 2002 (vol 54 pp. 1319)
 Yekutieli, Amnon

The Continuous Hochschild Cochain Complex of a Scheme
Let $X$ be a separated finite type scheme over a noetherian base ring
$\mathbb{K}$. There is a complex $\widehat{\mathcal{C}}^{\cdot} (X)$
of topological $\mathcal{O}_X$modules, called the complete Hochschild
chain complex of $X$. To any $\mathcal{O}_X$module
$\mathcal{M}$not necessarily quasicoherentwe assign the complex
$\mathcal{H}om^{\cont}_{\mathcal{O}_X} \bigl(
\widehat{\mathcal{C}}^{\cdot} (X), \mathcal{M} \bigr)$ of continuous
Hochschild cochains with values in $\mathcal{M}$. Our first main
result is that when $X$ is smooth over $\mathbb{K}$ there is a
functorial isomorphism
$$
\mathcal{H}om^{\cont}_{\mathcal{O}_X} \bigl(
\widehat{\mathcal{C}}^{\cdot} (X), \mathcal{M} \bigr) \cong \R
\mathcal{H}om_{\mathcal{O}_{X^2}} (\mathcal{O}_X, \mathcal{M})
$$
in the derived category $\mathsf{D} (\Mod \mathcal{O}_{X^2})$, where
$X^2 := X \times_{\mathbb{K}} X$.
The second main result is that if $X$ is smooth of relative dimension
$n$ and $n!$ is invertible in $\mathbb{K}$, then the standard maps
$\pi \colon \widehat{\mathcal{C}}^{q} (X) \to \Omega^q_{X/
\mathbb{K}}$ induce a quasiisomorphism
$$
\mathcal{H}om_{\mathcal{O}_X} \Bigl( \bigoplus_q \Omega^q_{X/
\mathbb{K}} [q], \mathcal{M} \Bigr) \to
\mathcal{H}om^{\cont}_{\mathcal{O}_X} \bigl(
\widehat{\mathcal{C}}^{\cdot} (X), \mathcal{M} \bigr).
$$
When $\mathcal{M} = \mathcal{O}_X$ this is the quasiisomorphism
underlying the Kontsevich Formality Theorem.
Combining the two results above we deduce a decomposition of the
global Hochschild cohomology
$$
\Ext^i_{\mathcal{O}_{X^2}} (\mathcal{O}_X, \mathcal{M}) \cong
\bigoplus_q \H^{iq} \Bigl( X, \bigl( \bigwedge^q_{\mathcal{O}_X}
\mathcal{T}_{X/\mathbb{K}} \bigr) \otimes_{\mathcal{O}_X} \mathcal{M}
\Bigr),
$$
where $\mathcal{T}_{X/\mathbb{K}}$ is the relative tangent sheaf.
Keywords:Hochschild cohomology, schemes, derived categories Categories:16E40, 14F10, 18G10, 13H10 

35. CJM 2002 (vol 54 pp. 1100)
 Wood, Peter J.

The Operator Biprojectivity of the Fourier Algebra
In this paper, we investigate projectivity in the category of operator
spaces. In particular, we show that the Fourier algebra of a locally
compact group $G$ is operator biprojective if and only if $G$ is
discrete.
Keywords:locally compact group, Fourier algebra, operator space, projective Categories:13D03, 18G25, 43A95, 46L07, 22D99 

36. CJM 2002 (vol 54 pp. 897)
 Fortuny Ayuso, Pedro

The Valuative Theory of Foliations
This paper gives a characterization of valuations that follow the
singular infinitely near points of plane vector fields, using the
notion of L'H\^opital valuation, which generalizes a well known classical
condition. With that tool, we give a valuative description of vector
fields with infinite solutions, singularities with rational quotient
of eigenvalues in its linear part, and polynomial vector fields with
transcendental solutions, among other results.
Categories:12J20, 13F30, 16W60, 37F75, 34M25 

37. CJM 2001 (vol 53 pp. 923)
 Geramita, Anthony V.; Harima, Tadahito; Shin, Yong Su

Decompositions of the Hilbert Function of a Set of Points in $\P^n$
Let $\H$ be the Hilbert function of some set of distinct points
in $\P^n$ and let $\alpha = \alpha (\H)$ be the least degree
of a hypersurface of $\P^n$ containing these points. Write $\alpha
= d_s + d_{s1} + \cdots + d_1$ (where $d_i > 0$). We canonically
decompose $\H$ into $s$ other Hilbert functions $\H
\leftrightarrow (\H_s^\prime, \dots, \H_1^\prime)$ and show
how to find sets of distinct points $\Y_s, \dots, \Y_1$,
lying on reduced hypersurfaces of degrees $d_s, \dots, d_1$
(respectively) such that the Hilbert function of $\Y_i$ is
$\H_i^\prime$ and the Hilbert function of $\Y = \bigcup_{i=1}^s
\Y_i$ is $\H$. Some extremal properties of this canonical
decomposition are also explored.
Categories:13D40, 14M10 

38. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 123)
 Harbourne, Brian

An Algorithm for Fat Points on $\mathbf{P}^2
Let $F$ be a divisor on the blowup $X$ of $\pr^2$ at $r$ general
points $p_1, \dots, p_r$ and let $L$ be the total transform of a
line on $\pr^2$. An approach is presented for reducing the
computation of the dimension of the cokernel of the natural map
$\mu_F \colon \Gamma \bigl( \CO_X(F) \bigr) \otimes \Gamma \bigl(
\CO_X(L) \bigr) \to \Gamma \bigl( \CO_X(F) \otimes \CO_X(L) \bigr)$
to the case that $F$ is ample. As an application, a formula for
the dimension of the cokernel of $\mu_F$ is obtained when $r = 7$,
completely solving the problem of determining the modules in
minimal free resolutions of fat point subschemes\break
$m_1 p_1 + \cdots + m_7 p_7 \subset \pr^2$. All results hold for
an arbitrary algebraically closed ground field~$k$.
Keywords:Generators, syzygies, resolution, fat points, maximal rank, plane, Weyl group Categories:13P10, 14C99, 13D02, 13H15 

39. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 616)
 Panyushev, Dmitri I.

Parabolic Subgroups with Abelian Unipotent Radical as a Testing Site for Invariant Theory
Let $L$ be a simple algebraic group and $P$ a parabolic subgroup
with Abelian unipotent radical $P^u$. Many familiar varieties
(determinantal varieties, their symmetric and skewsymmetric
analogues) arise as closures of $P$orbits in $P^u$. We give a
unified invarianttheoretic treatment of various properties of
these orbit closures. We also describe the closures of the
conormal bundles of these orbits as the irreducible components of
some commuting variety and show that the polynomial algebra
$k[P^u]$ is a free module over the algebra of covariants.
Categories:14L30, 13A50 

40. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 3)
 Allday, C.; Puppe, V.

On a Conjecture of Goresky, Kottwitz and MacPherson
We settle a conjecture of Goresky, Kottwitz and MacPherson related
to Koszul duality, \ie, to the correspondence between differential
graded modules over the exterior algebra and those over the
symmetric algebra.
Keywords:Koszul duality, HirschBrown model Categories:13D25, 18E30, 18G35, 55U15 

41. CJM 1998 (vol 50 pp. 719)
 Göbel, Rüdiger; Shelah, Saharon

Indecomposable almost free modulesthe local case
Let $R$ be a countable, principal ideal domain which is not a field and
$A$ be a countable $R$algebra which is free as an $R$module. Then we
will construct an $\aleph_1$free $R$module $G$ of rank $\aleph_1$
with endomorphism algebra End$_RG = A$. Clearly the result does not
hold for fields. Recall that an $R$module is $\aleph_1$free if all
its countable submodules are free, a condition closely related to
Pontryagin's theorem. This result has many consequences, depending on
the algebra $A$ in use. For instance, if we choose $A = R$, then
clearly $G$ is an indecomposable `almost free' module. The existence of
such modules was unknown for rings with only finitely many primes like
$R = \hbox{\Bbbvii Z}_{(p)}$, the integers localized at some prime $p$. The result
complements a classical realization theorem of Corner's showing that
any such algebra is an endomorphism algebra of some torsionfree,
reduced $R$module $G$ of countable rank. Its proof is based on new
combinatorialalgebraic techniques related with what we call {\it rigid
treeelements\/} coming from a module generated over a forest of trees.
Keywords:indecomposable modules of local rings, $\aleph_1$free modules of rank $\aleph_1$, realizing rings as endomorphism rings Categories:20K20, 20K26, 20K30, 13C10 

42. CJM 1997 (vol 49 pp. 499)
 Fitzgerald, Robert W.

Gorenstein Witt rings II
The abstract Witt rings which are Gorenstein have been classified
when the dimension is one and the classification problem for those of
dimension zero has been reduced to the case of socle degree three. Here we
classifiy the Gorenstein Witt rings of fields with dimension zero and
socle degree three. They are of elementary type.
Categories:11E81, 13H10 
