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3  The SL$(2, C)$ Casson Invariant for Knots and the $\hat{A}$polynomial Boden, Hans Ulysses; Curtis, Cynthia L
In this paper, we extend the definition of the ${SL(2, {\mathbb C})}$ Casson
invariant
to arbitrary knots $K$ in integral homology 3spheres and relate
it to the $m$degree of the $\widehat{A}$polynomial of $K$. We
prove a product formula for the $\widehat{A}$polynomial of the connected
sum $K_1 \# K_2$ of two knots in $S^3$ and deduce additivity
of ${SL(2, {\mathbb C})}$ Casson knot invariant under connected sum for a large
class of knots in $S^3$. We also present an example of a nontrivial
knot $K$ in $S^3$ with trivial $\widehat{A}$polynomial and trivial
${SL(2, {\mathbb C})}$ Casson knot invariant, showing that neither of these invariants
detect the unknot.


24  Abelian Surfaces with an Automorphism and Quaternionic Multiplication Bonfanti, Matteo Alfonso; van Geemen, Bert
We construct one dimensional families of Abelian surfaces with
quaternionic multiplication
which also have an automorphism of order three or four. Using Barth's
description of the moduli space of $(2,4)$polarized Abelian surfaces,
we find the Shimura curve parametrizing these Abelian surfaces in a
specific case.
We explicitly relate these surfaces to the Jacobians of genus two
curves studied by Hashimoto and Murabayashi.
We also describe a (Humbert) surface in Barth's moduli space which
parametrizes Abelian surfaces with real multiplication by
$\mathbf{Z}[\sqrt{2}]$.


44  Strongly Summable Ultrafilters, Union Ultrafilters, and the Trivial Sums Property Fernández Bretón, David J.
We answer two questions of Hindman, Steprāns and Strauss,
namely we prove that every
strongly summable
ultrafilter on an abelian group is sparse and has the trivial
sums property. Moreover we
show that in most
cases the sparseness of the given ultrafilter is a
consequence of its being isomorphic to a union ultrafilter. However,
this does not happen
in all cases:
we also construct (assuming Martin's Axiom for countable partial
orders, i.e.
$\operatorname{cov}(\mathcal{M})=\mathfrak c$), on the
Boolean group, a strongly summable ultrafilter that
is not additively isomorphic to any union ultrafilter.


67  A Lower Bound on the EulerPoincaré Characteristic of Certain Surfaces of General Type with a Linear Pencil of Hyperelliptic Curves Ishida, Hirotaka
Let $S$ be a surface of general type.
In this article, when there exists a relatively minimal hyperelliptic
fibration $f \colon S
\rightarrow \mathbb{P}^1$ whose slope is less than or equal to four,
we show the lower bound
on the EulerPoincaré characteristic of $S$.
Furthermore, we prove that our bound is the best possible by
giving required
hyperelliptic fibrations.


88  Pathological Phenomena in DenjoyCarleman Classes Jaffe, Ethan Y.
Let $\mathcal{C}^M$ denote a DenjoyCarleman class of $\mathcal{C}^\infty$
functions (for a given logarithmicallyconvex sequence $M = (M_n)$).
We construct: (1) a function in $\mathcal{C}^M((1,1))$ which
is nowhere in any smaller class; (2) a function on $\mathbb{R}$ which
is formally $\mathcal{C}^M$ at every point, but not in
$\mathcal{C}^M(\mathbb{R})$;
(3) (under the assumption of quasianalyticity) a smooth function
on $\mathbb{R}^p$ ($p \geq 2$) which is $\mathcal{C}^M$ on every $\mathcal{C}^M$
curve, but not in $\mathcal{C}^M(\mathbb{R}^p)$.


109  Constrained Approximation with Jacobi Weights Kopotun, Kirill; Leviatan, Dany; Shevchuk, Igor
In this paper, we prove that, for $\ell=1$ or $2$, the rate of
best $\ell$monotone polynomial approximation in the $L_p$
norm ($1\leq p \leq \infty$) weighted by the Jacobi weight
$w_{\alpha,\beta}(x)
:=(1+x)^\alpha(1x)^\beta$ with $\alpha,\beta\gt 1/p$
if $p\lt \infty$, or $\alpha,\beta\geq
0$ if $p=\infty$,
is bounded by an appropriate $(\ell+1)$st modulus of smoothness
with the same weight, and that this rate cannot be bounded by
the $(\ell+2)$nd modulus. Related results on constrained weighted
spline approximation and applications of our estimates are also
given.


129  Lower Escape Rate of Symmetric Jumpdiffusion Processes Shiozawa, Yuichi
We establish an integral test on the lower escape rate
of symmetric jumpdiffusion processes generated by regular Dirichlet
forms.
Using this test, we can find the speed of particles escaping
to infinity.
We apply this test to symmetric jump processes of variable order. We also derive the upper and lower escape rates of time changed
processes
by using those of underlying processes.


150  Nonstable $K_1$functors of Multiloop Groups Stavrova, Anastasia
Let $k$ be a field of characteristic 0. Let $G$ be a reductive
group over the ring of Laurent polynomials
$R=k[x_1^{\pm 1},...,x_n^{\pm 1}]$. Assume that $G$ contains
a maximal $R$torus, and
that every semisimple normal subgroup of $G$ contains a twodimensional
split torus $\mathbf{G}_m^2$.
We show that the natural map of nonstable $K_1$functors, also
called Whitehead groups,
$K_1^G(R)\to K_1^G\bigl( k((x_1))...((x_n)) \bigr)$ is injective,
and an isomorphism if $G$ is semisimple.
As an application, we provide a way to compute the difference
between the
full automorphism group of a Lie torus (in the sense of YoshiiNeher)
and the subgroup generated by
exponential automorphisms.


179  Metaplectic Tensor Products for Automorphic Representation of $\widetilde{GL}(r)$ Takeda, Shuichiro
Let $M=\operatorname{GL}_{r_1}\times\cdots\times\operatorname{GL}_{r_k}\subseteq\operatorname{GL}_r$ be a Levi
subgroup of $\operatorname{GL}_r$, where $r=r_1+\cdots+r_k$, and $\widetilde{M}$ its metaplectic preimage
in the $n$fold metaplectic cover $\widetilde{\operatorname{GL}}_r$ of $\operatorname{GL}_r$. For automorphic
representations $\pi_1,\dots,\pi_k$ of $\widetilde{\operatorname{GL}}_{r_1}(\mathbb{A}),\dots,\widetilde{\operatorname{GL}}_{r_k}(\mathbb{A})$,
we construct (under a certain
technical assumption, which is always satisfied when $n=2$) an
automorphic representation $\pi$
of $\widetilde{M}(\mathbb{A})$ which can be considered as the ``tensor product'' of the
representations $\pi_1,\dots,\pi_k$. This is
the global analogue of the metaplectic tensor product
defined by P. Mezo in the sense that locally at each place $v$,
$\pi_v$ is equivalent to the local metaplectic tensor product of
$\pi_{1,v},\dots,\pi_{k,v}$ defined by Mezo. Then we show that if all
of $\pi_i$ are cuspidal (resp. squareintegrable modulo center), then
the metaplectic tensor product is cuspidal (resp. squareintegrable
modulo center). We also show that (both
locally and globally) the metaplectic tensor product behaves in the
expected way under the action of a Weyl group element, and show the
compatibility with parabolic inductions.

