1. CMB Online first
 Haralampidou, Marina; Oudadess, Mohamed; Palacios, Lourdes; Signoret, Carlos

A characterization of $C^{\ast}$normed algebras via positive functionals
We give a characterization of $C^{\ast}$normed algebras, among
certain involutive normed ones. This is done through the existence
of enough specific positive functionals. The same question is
also
examined in some non normed (topological) algebras.
Keywords:$C^{\ast}$normed algebra, $C^*$algebra, (pre)locally $C^*$algebra, pre$C^*$bornological algebra, positive functional, locally uniformly $A$convex algebra, perfect locally $m$convex algebra, $C^*$(resp. $^*$) subnormable algebra Categories:46H05, 46K05 

2. CMB Online first
 Haase, Christian; Hofmann, Jan

Convexnormal (pairs of) polytopes
In 2012 Gubeladze (Adv. Math. 2012)
introduced the notion of $k$convexnormal polytopes to show
that
integral polytopes all of whose edges are longer than $4d(d+1)$
have
the integer decomposition property.
In the first part of this paper we show that for lattice polytopes
there is no difference between $k$ and $(k+1)$convexnormality
(for
$k\geq 3 $) and improve the bound to $2d(d+1)$. In the second
part we
extend the definition to pairs of polytopes. Given two rational
polytopes $P$ and $Q$, where the normal fan of $P$ is a refinement
of
the normal fan of $Q$.
If every edge $e_P$ of $P$ is at least $d$ times as long as the
corresponding face (edge or vertex) $e_Q$ of $Q$, then $(P+Q)\cap
\mathbb{Z}^d
= (P\cap \mathbb{Z}^d ) + (Q \cap \mathbb{Z}^d)$.
Keywords:integer decomposition property, integrally closed, projectively normal, lattice polytopes Categories:52B20, 14M25, 90C10 

3. CMB Online first
 Yumei, Ma

Isometry on linear nGquasi normed spaces
This paper generalizes the Aleksandrov problem: the MazurUlam
theorem on $n$Gquasi normed spaces. It proves that a one$n$distance
preserving mapping is an $n$isometry if and only if it has the
zero$n$Gquasi preserving property, and two kinds of $n$isometries
on $n$Gquasi normed space are equivalent; we generalize the
Benz theorem to nnormed spaces with no restrictions on the dimension
of spaces.
Keywords:$n$Gquasi norm, MazurUlam theorem, Aleksandrov problem, $n$isometry, $n$0distance Categories:46B20, 46B04, 51K05 

4. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 564)
 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 

5. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 461)
 Ara, Pere; O'Meara, Kevin C.

The Nilpotent Regular Element Problem
We use George Bergman's recent normal form for universally adjoining
an inner inverse to show that, for general rings, a nilpotent
regular element $x$ need not be unitregular.
This contrasts sharply with the situation for nilpotent regular
elements in exchange rings (a large class of rings), and for
general rings when all powers of the nilpotent element $x$ are
regular.
Keywords:nilpotent element, von Neumann regular element, unitregular, Bergman's normal form Categories:16E50, 16U99, 16S10, 16S15 

6. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 575)
 Li, Jifu; Hu, Zhiguang; Deng, Shaoqiang

Cohomogeneity One Randers Metrics
An action of a Lie group $G$ on a smooth manifold $M$ is called
cohomogeneity one if the orbit space $M/G$ is of dimension $1$.
A Finsler metric $F$ on $M$ is called invariant if $F$ is
invariant under the action of $G$. In this paper,
we study invariant
Randers metrics on cohomogeneity one manifolds. We first give a
sufficient and necessary condition for the existence of invariant
Randers metrics on cohomogeneity one manifolds. Then we obtain
some results on invariant Killing vector fields on the
cohomogeneity one manifolds and use that to deduce some
sufficient and necessary condition for a cohomogeneity one
Randers metric to be Einstein.
Keywords:cohomogeneity one actions, normal geodesics, invariant vector fields, Randers metrics Categories:53C30, 53C60 

7. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 799)
 Kong, Qingjun; Guo, Xiuyun

On $s$semipermutable or $s$quasinormally Embedded Subgroups of Finite Groups
Suppose that $G$ is a
finite group and $H$ is a subgroup of $G$. $H$ is said to be
$s$semipermutable in $G$ if $HG_{p}=G_{p}H$ for any Sylow
$p$subgroup $G_{p}$ of $G$ with $(p,H)=1$; $H$ is said to be
$s$quasinormally embedded in $G$ if for each prime $p$ dividing the
order of $H$, a Sylow $p$subgroup of $H$ is also a Sylow
$p$subgroup of some $s$quasinormal subgroup of $G$. We fix in
every noncyclic Sylow subgroup $P$ of $G$ some subgroup $D$
satisfying $1\lt D\lt P$ and study the structure of $G$ under the
assumption that every subgroup $H$ of $P$ with $H=D$ is either
$s$semipermutable or $s$quasinormally embedded in $G$.
Some recent results are generalized and unified.
Keywords:$s$semipermutable subgroup, $s$quasinormally embedded subgroup, saturated formation. Categories:20D10, 20D20 

8. CMB 2014 (vol 58 pp. 9)
 Chavan, Sameer

Irreducible Tuples Without the Boundary Property
We examine spectral behavior of irreducible tuples which do not
admit boundary property. In particular, we prove under some mild
assumption that the spectral radius of such an $m$tuple $(T_1,
\dots, T_m)$ must be the operator norm of $T^*_1T_1 + \cdots +
T^*_mT_m$. We use this simple observation to ensure boundary
property for an irreducible, essentially normal joint $q$isometry provided it
is not a joint isometry.
We further exhibit a family of
reproducing Hilbert $\mathbb{C}[z_1, \dots, z_m]$modules (of which
the DruryArveson Hilbert module is a prototype) with the property that any
two nested unitarily equivalent submodules are indeed equal.
Keywords:boundary representations, subnormal, joint pisometry Categories:47A13, 46E22 

9. CMB 2014 (vol 58 pp. 160)
 Pollack, Paul; Vandehey, Joseph

Some Normal Numbers Generated by Arithmetic Functions
Let $g \geq 2$. A real number is said to be $g$normal if its base $g$ expansion contains every finite sequence of digits with the expected limiting frequency. Let $\phi$ denote Euler's totient function, let $\sigma$ be the sumofdivisors function, and let $\lambda$ be Carmichael's lambdafunction. We show that if $f$ is any function formed by composing $\phi$, $\sigma$, or $\lambda$, then the number
\[ 0. f(1) f(2) f(3) \dots \]
obtained by concatenating the base $g$ digits of successive $f$values is $g$normal. We also prove the same result if the inputs $1, 2, 3, \dots$ are replaced with the primes $2, 3, 5, \dots$. The proof is an adaptation of a method introduced by Copeland and ErdÅs in 1946 to prove the $10$normality of $0.235711131719\ldots$.
Keywords:normal number, Euler function, sumofdivisors function, Carmichael lambdafunction, Champernowne's number Categories:11K16, 11A63, 11N25, 11N37 

10. CMB Online first
 Pollack, Paul; Vandehey, Joseph

Some normal numbers generated by arithmetic functions
Let $g \geq 2$. A real number is said to be $g$normal if its base $g$ expansion contains every finite sequence of digits with the expected limiting frequency. Let $\phi$ denote Euler's totient function, let $\sigma$ be the sumofdivisors function, and let $\lambda$ be Carmichael's lambdafunction. We show that if $f$ is any function formed by composing $\phi$, $\sigma$, or $\lambda$, then the number
\[ 0. f(1) f(2) f(3) \dots \]
obtained by concatenating the base $g$ digits of successive $f$values is $g$normal. We also prove the same result if the inputs $1, 2, 3, \dots$ are replaced with the primes $2, 3, 5, \dots$. The proof is an adaptation of a method introduced by Copeland and ErdÅs in 1946 to prove the $10$normality of $0.235711131719\ldots$.
Keywords:normal number, Euler function, sumofdivisors function, Carmichael lambdafunction, Champernowne's number Categories:11K16, 11A63, 11N25, 11N37 

11. CMB 2014 (vol 57 pp. 579)
 Larson, Paul; Tall, Franklin D.

On the Hereditary Paracompactness of Locally Compact, Hereditarily Normal Spaces
We establish that if it is consistent that there is a
supercompact cardinal, then it is consistent that every locally
compact, hereditarily normal space which does not include a perfect
preimage of $\omega_1$ is hereditarily paracompact.
Keywords:locally compact, hereditarily normal, paracompact, Axiom R, PFA$^{++}$ Categories:54D35, 54D15, 54D20, 54D45, 03E65, 03E35 

12. CMB 2013 (vol 56 pp. 745)
 Fu, Xiaoye; Gabardo, JeanPierre

Dimension Functions of SelfAffine Scaling Sets
In this paper, the dimension function of a selfaffine generalized scaling set associated with an $n\times n$ integral expansive dilation $A$ is studied. More specifically, we consider the dimension function of an $A$dilation generalized scaling set $K$ assuming that $K$ is a selfaffine tile satisfying $BK = (K+d_1) \cup (K+d_2)$, where $B=A^t$, $A$ is an $n\times n$ integral expansive matrix with $\lvert \det A\rvert=2$, and $d_1,d_2\in\mathbb{R}^n$. We show that the dimension function of $K$ must be constant if either $n=1$ or $2$ or one of the digits is $0$, and that it is bounded by $2\lvert K\rvert$ for any $n$.
Keywords:scaling set, selfaffine tile, orthonormal multiwavelet, dimension function Category:42C40 

13. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 459)
 Athavale, Ameer; Patil, Pramod

On Certain Multivariable Subnormal Weighted Shifts and their Duals
To every subnormal $m$variable weighted shift $S$ (with bounded
positive weights) corresponds a positive Reinhardt measure $\mu$
supported on a compact Reinhardt subset of $\mathbb C^m$. We show that, for
$m \geq 2$, the dimensions of the $1$st cohomology vector spaces
associated with the Koszul complexes of $S$ and its dual ${\tilde S}$
are different if a certain radial function happens to be integrable
with respect to $\mu$ (which is indeed the case with many classical
examples). In particular, $S$ cannot in that case be similar to
${\tilde S}$. We next prove that, for $m \geq 2$, a Fredholm subnormal
$m$variable weighted shift $S$ cannot be similar to its dual.
Keywords:subnormal, Reinhardt, Betti numbers Category:47B20 

14. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 593)
15. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 272)
 Cheng, Lixin; Luo, Zhenghua; Zhou, Yu

On Super Weakly Compact Convex Sets and Representation of the Dual of the Normed Semigroup They Generate
In this note, we first give a characterization of super weakly
compact convex sets of a Banach space $X$:
a closed bounded convex set $K\subset X$ is
super weakly compact if and only if there exists a $w^*$ lower
semicontinuous seminorm $p$ with $p\geq\sigma_K\equiv\sup_{x\in
K}\langle\,\cdot\,,x\rangle$ such that $p^2$ is uniformly FrÃ©chet
differentiable on each bounded set of $X^*$. Then we present a
representation theorem for the dual of the semigroup $\textrm{swcc}(X)$
consisting of all the nonempty super weakly compact convex sets of the
space $X$.
Keywords:super weakly compact set, dual of normed semigroup, uniform FrÃ©chet differentiability, representation Categories:20M30, 46B10, 46B20, 46E15, 46J10, 49J50 

16. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 555)
 Michalowski, Nicholas; Rule, David J.; Staubach, Wolfgang

Weighted $L^p$ Boundedness of Pseudodifferential Operators and Applications
In this paper we prove weighted norm inequalities with weights in
the $A_p$ classes, for pseudodifferential operators with symbols in
the class ${S^{n(\rho 1)}_{\rho, \delta}}$ that fall outside the
scope of CalderÃ³nZygmund theory. This is accomplished by
controlling the sharp function of the pseudodifferential operator by
HardyLittlewood type maximal functions. Our weighted norm
inequalities also yield $L^{p}$ boundedness of commutators of
functions of bounded mean oscillation with a wide class of operators
in $\mathrm{OP}S^{m}_{\rho, \delta}$.
Keywords:weighted norm inequality, pseudodifferential operator, commutator estimates Categories:42B20, 42B25, 35S05, 47G30 

17. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 697)
 Borwein, Jonathan M.; Vanderwerff, Jon

Constructions of Uniformly Convex Functions
We give precise conditions under which the composition
of a norm with a convex function yields a
uniformly convex function on a Banach space.
Various applications are given to functions of power type.
The results are dualized to study uniform smoothness
and several examples are provided.
Keywords:convex function, uniformly convex function, uniformly smooth function, power type, Fenchel conjugate, composition, norm Categories:52A41, 46G05, 46N10, 49J50, 90C25 

18. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 774)
 Mollin, R. A.; Srinivasan, A.

Pell Equations: NonPrincipal Lagrange Criteria and Central Norms
We provide a criterion for the central norm to be
any value in the simple continued fraction expansion of $\sqrt{D}$
for any nonsquare integer $D>1$. We also provide a simple criterion
for the solvability of the Pell equation $x^2Dy^2=1$ in terms of
congruence conditions modulo $D$.
Keywords:Pell's equation, continued fractions, central norms Categories:11D09, 11A55, 11R11, 11R29 

19. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 597)
 Osękowski, Adam

Sharp Inequalities for Differentially Subordinate Harmonic Functions and Martingales
We determine the best constants $C_{p,\infty}$ and $C_{1,p}$,
$1 < p < \infty$, for which the following holds. If $u$, $v$ are
orthogonal harmonic functions on a Euclidean domain such that $v$ is
differentially subordinate to $u$, then
$$ \v\_p \leq C_{p,\infty}
\u\_\infty,\quad
\v\_1 \leq C_{1,p} \u\_p.
$$
In particular, the inequalities are still sharp for the conjugate
harmonic functions on the unit disc of $\mathbb R^2$.
Sharp probabilistic versions of these estimates are also studied.
As an application, we establish a sharp version of the classical logarithmic inequality of Zygmund.
Keywords: harmonic function, conjugate harmonic functions, orthogonal harmonic functions, martingale, orthogonal martingales, norm inequality, optimal stopping problem Categories:31B05, 60G44, 60G40 

20. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 767)
 Martini, Horst; Wu, Senlin

On Zindler Curves in Normed Planes
We extend the notion of Zindler curve from the Euclidean plane to
normed planes. A characterization of Zindler curves for general
normed planes is given, and the relation between Zindler curves and
curves of constant areahalving distances in such planes is
discussed.
Keywords:rc length, areahalving distance, Birkhoff orthogonality, convex curve, halving pair, halving distance, isosceles orthogonality, midpoint curve, Minkowski plane, normed plane, Zindler curve Categories:52A21, 52A10, 46C15 

21. CMB 2011 (vol 54 pp. 654)
 Forrest, Brian E.; Runde, Volker

Norm One Idempotent $cb$Multipliers with Applications to the Fourier Algebra in the $cb$Multiplier Norm
For a locally compact group $G$, let $A(G)$ be its Fourier algebra, let $M_{cb}A(G)$ denote the completely
bounded multipliers of $A(G)$, and let $A_{\mathit{Mcb}}(G)$ stand for the closure of $A(G)$ in $M_{cb}A(G)$. We
characterize the norm one idempotents in $M_{cb}A(G)$: the indicator function of a set $E \subset G$ is a norm
one idempotent in $M_{cb}A(G)$ if and only if $E$ is a coset of an open subgroup of $G$. As applications, we
describe the closed ideals of $A_{\mathit{Mcb}}(G)$ with an approximate identity bounded by $1$, and we characterize
those $G$ for which $A_{\mathit{Mcb}}(G)$ is $1$amenable in the sense of B. E. Johnson. (We can even slightly
relax the norm bounds.)
Keywords:amenability, bounded approximate identity, $cb$multiplier norm, Fourier algebra, norm one idempotent Categories:43A22, 20E05, 43A30, 46J10, 46J40, 46L07, 47L25 

22. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 368)
 Nie, Zhaohu

The Secondary ChernEuler Class for a General Submanifold
We define and study the secondary ChernEuler class for a general submanifold of a Riemannian manifold. Using this class, we define and study the index for a vector field with nonisolated singularities on a submanifold. As an application, we give conceptual proofs of a result of Chern.
Keywords:secondary ChernEuler class, normal sphere bundle, Euler characteristic, index, nonisolated singularities, blowup Category:57R20 

23. 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 

24. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 689)
 Berndt, Ryan

A Pointwise Estimate for the Fourier Transform and Maxima of a Function
We show a pointwise estimate for the Fourier
transform on the line involving the number of times the function
changes monotonicity. The contrapositive of the theorem may be used to
find a lower bound to the number of local maxima of a function. We
also show two applications of the theorem. The first is the two weight
problem for the Fourier transform, and the second is estimating the
number of roots of the derivative of a function.
Keywords:Fourier transform, maxima, two weight problem, roots, norm estimates, DirichletJordan theorem Categories:42A38, 65T99 

25. CMB 2011 (vol 54 pp. 630)