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Noninterior pathfollowing methods for complementarity problems
(1998)Because of its excellent numerical performance, noninterior path following methods (also called smoothing methods) have become an important class of methods for solving complementarity problems. However, no rate of ... 
The nonexistence of certain free prop extensions and capitulation in a family of dihedral extensions of Q
(1996)$\doubz\sbsp{p}{d}$extensions are a natural way to extend Iwasawa's theory of $\doubz\sb{p}$extensions. A further extension would be to look at free prop extensions which though nonabelian, can be studied by looking at ... 
Nonholonomic EulerPoincaré equations and stability in Chaplygin's sphere
(2000)A method of reducing several classes of nonholonomic mechanical systems that are defined on semidirect products of Lie groups is developed. The method reduces the Lagranged'Alembert principle to obtain a reduced constrained ... 
On numerics and inverse problems
In this thesis, two projects in inverse problems are described. The first concerns a simple mathematical model of synthetic aperture radar with undirected beam, modeled as a 2D circular Radon transform with centers restricted ... 
On Particle Interaction Models
(20140224)This dissertation deals with three problems in Stochastic Analysis which broadly involve interactions, either between particles (Chapters 1 and 2), or between particles and the boundary of a C2 domain (Chapter 3). In Chapter ... 
On singularities of generic projection hypersurfaces
(2006)The present work studies singularities of hypersurfaces arising from generic projections of smooth projective varieties, in the context of Du Bois and semi log canonical singularities. It is demonstrated that Du Bois ... 
On special Lagrangian equations
(20140224)In this paper we study the special Lagrangian equation and related equations. Special Lagrangian equation originates in the special Lagrangian geometry by HarveyLawson [HL1]. In subcritical phases, we construct singular ... 
On the mod 2 general linear group homology of totally real number rings
(1997)We study the mod 2 homology of the general linear group of rings of integers in totally real number fields. In particular, for certain such rings R, we construct a space JKR and show that the mod 2 homology of JKR is a ... 
The OrnsteinUhlenbeck Process In Neural DecisionMaking: Mathematical Foundations And Simulations Suggesting The Adaptiveness Of Robustly Integrating Stochastic Neural Evidence
(20130225)This master's thesis reviews the concepts behind a stochastic process known as the OrnsteinUhlenbeck Process, and then uses that process as a way to investigate neural decision making. In particular, MATLAB simulations ... 
Permutation diagrams in symmetric function theory and Schubert calculus
A fundamental invariant of a permutation is its inversion set, or diagram. Natural machinery in the representation theory of symmetric groups produces a symmetric function from any finite subset of <bold>N</bold><super>2</super>, ... 
Polynomials in Multiview Geometry
(20130417)We study multiview geometry and some of its applications through the use of polynomials. A threedimensional world point gives rise to n ≥ 2 twodimensional projections in n given cameras. The object of focus in this ... 
The Positive Semidefinite Rank of Matrices and Polytopes
The positive semidefinite (psd) rank of a nonnegative <italic>p</italic> × <italic>q</italic> matrix <italic>M</italic> is defined to be the smallest integer <italic>k</italic> such that there exist <italic>k</italic> × ... 
Problems in computational algebra and integer programming
(2007)This thesis is a compendium of several projects that span the gap between commutative algebra and geometric combinatorics: one in tropical geometry, one in computational algebra, and two in discrete geometry and integer ... 
Qualitative stability properties of matrices
(1985)A matrix A is sign stable if some matrix with the same sign pattern of positive, negative, and zero entries has all eigenvalues with negative real parts. It is potentially stable if it is not sign unstable. The system A x ... 
The Radiative Transfer Equation in Photoacoustic Imaging
(20130725)Photoacoustic tomography is a rapidly developing medical imaging technique that combines optical and ultrasound imaging to exploit the high contrast and high resolution of the respective individual modalities. Mathematically, ... 
The regularity of Loewner curves
The Loewner differential equation, a classical tool that has attracted recent attention due to SchrammLoewner evolution (SLE), provides a unique way of encoding a simple 2dimensional curve into a continuous 1dimensional ... 
Selfshrinking Solutions to Mean Curvature Flow
We construct new examples of selfshrinking solutions to mean curvature flow. We first construct an immersed and nonembedded sphere selfshrinker. This result verifies numerical evidence dating back to the 1980's and shows ... 
Selmer groups for elliptic curves with isogenies of prime degree
(2003)The MordellWeil theorem states that the points of an elliptic curve defined over a number field form a finitely generated, abelian group. The rank of this group, generally referred to as the rank of the elliptic curve, ... 
Sheaves on support varieties and varieties of elementary subalgebras
We present several results about two closely related types of objects: the projectivized scheme $\PG$ of one parameter subgroups of an infinitesimal group scheme $G$ and the variety $\bE(\fg)$ of maximal elementary subalgebras ... 
Shimura Degrees for Elliptic Curves over Number Fields
A crowning achievement of Number theory in the 20th century is a theorem of Wiles which states that for an elliptic curve E over <bold>Q</bold> of conductor N, there is a nonconstant map from the modular curve of level N ...