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Notes on Uninodal Nets (scanned in Word document)
Like almost everyone whose Erdös Number is not 0 or 1, my Erdös Number is 2. Members of our faculty with Erdös Number 1 are: Al Goodman, Vilmos Totik, and Stephen Suen.
MATH LINKS OF INTEREST:
Favorite Mathematical Constants by Steven Finch
Kinsler's Rules for Surviving Physics and Other Technical Courses:
Words of Encouragement from Professor Mark Sapir
Students who have trouble understanding mathematics may take comfort in the following remark of John von Neuman:
"In mathematics you don't understand things.
You just get used to them."
If you are a students and do not feel sufficiently challenged your courses try solving the Discrete Problem of the Week or one of the Seven Mathematics Problems of the Millennium.
Mathematics in fiction, music and other offbeat links:
Which Mathematical Structure is Isomorphic to our Universe? by Max Tegmark
Mathematics in Fiction and Movies Compiled by Alex Kasman
Advance answers to all my exam questions are not available here
John Bray's enlightening view of infinity
The natural numbers start with 2 by Jan Willem Nienhuys'
How to make 1 orange into 2 oranges of the same size. (aka BanachTarski Paradox)
Help yourself to the
postscript
file or pdf
file of my book ELEMENTARY ABSTRACT ALGEBRA.
Also you may have the latex
file in case you want to revise it to suit your own taste.
I ask only that you acknowledge the source and make no commercial use
of it. . This version is onesided, but may be
converted to twosided by the appropriate printer or by a photocopy
machine.
Help yourself to the
postscript
file or pdf
file of my book ELEMENTARY NUMBER THEORY. Also
you may have the latex
file in case you want to revise it to suit your own taste.
I ask only that you acknowledge the source and make no commercial use
of it. This version is onesided, but may
be converted to twosided by the appropriate printer or by a
photocopy machine. The following Maple worksheets were
used also when I taught the course:
Open Questions worksheet#1 worksheet#2 worksheet#3 worksheet#4
(To use these worksheets you must have a copy of Maple on your computer. Maple x for x >= 7 should work.)
POSTSCRIPT or PDF COPIES OF RECENT
ARTICLES. For papers that have already been published, the
versions available here are those of the early preprints, and do not
contain corrections made in the editing process, notes added in
proof, etc.
Computation of Quandle 2Cocycle Knot Invariants Without Explicit 2Cocycles , with Masahico Saito and Larry Dunning, Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications 26 (2017).
Quandle coloring and cocycle invariants of composite knots and abelian extensions, with Masahico Saito and Leandro Vendramin, J. of Knot Theory & Its Ramifications, 1650024 (2016) [34 pages]
Algebraic Properties of Quandle Extensions and Values of Cocycle Knot Invariants, with Masahico Saito, J. Knot Theory & Is Ramifications, Vol. 25, No. 14 (2016).
Quandle Identities and Homology, with Masahico Saito, arXiv:1602.08535, to appear in Contemporary Math., AMS.
Quandle Coloring of Knots and Applications, with Mohamed Elhamdadi, Masahico Saito and Timothy Yeatman, J. of Knot Theory & Its Ramifications, 23, 1450035 (2014) [29 pages] DOI: 10.1142/S0218216514500357.
Connected Quandles Associated with Pointed Abelian Groups, with Mohamed Elhamdadi, Xiangdong Hou, Masahico Saito and Timothy Yeatman,Pacific J. of Math. 2641 (2013), 3160.
Galkin Quandles, Pointed Abelian Groups, and Sequence A000712, with Xiangdong Hou, Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, Volume 20, Issue 1 (2013).
Crystal Engineering using a Turtlebug Algorithm, a de novo approach to the design of binoday metalorganic frameworks, with G. McColm, M. Eddaoudi, L. Wojtas and M.Zaworotko, Crystal Growth & Design, 16 August 2011 (Communication), DOI 10/1021/cg200172j.
On Ideal Extensions of Ideal Complements, with Tom McKinley and Boris Shekhtman, Journal of Commutative Algebra, Volume 3, Number 3, Fall 2011.
The Affinity of a Permutation of a Finite Vector Space, with Xiangdong Hou and Alec Mihailovs, Finite Fields and Their Applications, Volume 13, Issue 1, January 2007, 80112.Volume
Tight Upper Bounds for the Domination Numbers of Graphs with Given Order and Minimum Degree, II, with Larry Dunning and Stephen Suen, Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, Volume 7 (1), 2000, R58
Inequalities Involving Gamma and Psi Functions , with Mourad Ismail, Analysis and Applications, Volume 1, Number 1, January 2003, 129140.
An Inequality Related to Vizing's Conjecture, with Stephen Suen, Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, Volume 7(1), 2000 N4.
Application of Upper and Lower Bounds for the Domination Number to Vizing's Conjecture, with Mourad Ismail and Stephen Suen, Ars Combinatoria 69 (2003), 97108
On the Probability that a tSubset of a Finite Vector Space Contains an rSubspaceWith Applications to Short, Light Codewords in a BCH Code , with Stephen Suen, Congressus Numerantium 137 (1999), 139159
An Application of Spanning Trees to kPoint Separating Families of Functions, with Greg McColm and Boris Shekhtman, J. London Math. Soc. (2) 58 (1998), no. 2, 297 310.
Upperbounds of the Domination Number of a Graph, with David Fisher, Boris Shekhtman and Stephen Suen, Congressus Numerantium, 132 (1998), pp. 99123.
Tight Upper Bounds for the Domination Numbers of Graphs with Given Order and Minimum Degree, with Larry A. Dunning, Electronic Journal of Combinatorics 4 (1997), no. 1, Research Paper 26, pp. 125
Domination Numbers of qAnalogues of Kneser Graphs, with Boris Shekhtman, Bulletin of the Inst. of Comb. and its Applications, Volume 19 (1997), pp. 8392
Covering by Complements of Subspaces, II. with Boris Shekhtman, Proc. Amer. Math. Soc.125 (1997), no. 1, 251254.
Covering by Complements of Subspaces, with Boris Shekhtman, Linear and Multilin. Algebra, Vol 49,1995, pp. 113.
Binomial and qBinomial Coefficient Inequalities Related to the Hamiltonicity of the Kneser Graphs and Their qAnalogues, with Mourad Ismail, J. Comb. Theory (Series A),Vol. 76, No. 1, Oct. 1997, pp. 8398
Separating Sets with Parallel Classes of Hyperplanes, Bulletin of the Inst. of Comb. and its Applications, Vol. 13 (1995) , 6582.
Domination Numbers of Complete Grid Graphs, I, with Tony Yu Chang and Eleanor O. Hare, Ars Combinatoria 38 (1994), pp. 97111.
The Domination Numbers of the 5xn and 6xn Grid Graphs, with Tony Yu Chang , Journal of Graph Theory, Vol. 17, No. 1, 81107 (1993). Tony Yu Chang's Dissertation 1992 (For a proof of Chang's Conjecture see The Domination Number of Grids (2011), by Daniel Gonçalves, Alexandre Pinlou, Michael Rao and Stéphan Thomassé.)
Matching Subspaces with Complements in Finite Vector Spaces, Bulletin of the ICA, Vol. 6 (1992) , 3338.
My CV Including older publications going back to 1965