The theory of Mackey functors has been developed during the last 25 years in a series
of papers by various authors (J.a. Green , a. Dress , T. Yoshida , J. Th~venaz
and P. Webb ,,, G. Lewis ). It is an attempt to give a single framework
for the different theories of representations of a finite group and its subgroups.
The notion of Mackey functor for a group G can be essentially approached from
three points of view: the first one (), which I call "naive", relics on the poset
of subgroups of G.
The curriculum vitae of Alice Turner Schafer lists two specializations: abstract
algebra (group theory) and women in mathematics. As early as her high school
years Alice exhibited a love for mathematics and an interest in teaching as a
career. As a mathematics educator she championed the full participation of
women in mathematics.
In a classic paper, Gerstenhaber showed that ﬁrst order deformations of an associative k-algebra a are controlled by the second Hochschild cohomology group of a. More generally, any n-parameter ﬁrst order deformation of a gives, due to commutativity of the cup-product on Hochschild cohomology, a graded algebra morphism Sym• (kn ) → Ext2•bimod (a, a).
There are many distinct pleasures associated with computer programming. Craftsmanship
has its quiet rewards, the satisfaction that comes from building a useful object and
making it work. Excitement arrives with the flash of insight that cracks a previously
intractable problem. The spiritual quest for elegance can turn the hacker into an artist.
There are pleasures in parsimony, in squeezing the last drop of performance out of clever
algorithms and tight coding.
CLASSICAL GEOMETRY — LECTURE NOTES
1. A CRASH COURSE IN GROUP THEORY A group is an algebraic object which formalizes the mathematical notion which expresses the intuitive idea of symmetry. We start with an abstract deﬁnition. Deﬁnition 1.1. A group is a set G and an operation m : G × G → G called multiplication with the following properties: (1) m is associative. That is, for any a, b, c ∈ G, m(a, m(b, c)) = m(m(a, b), c) and the product can be written unambiguously as abc. (2) There is a unique element e ∈ G called the...
The present book collects most of the courses and seminars delivered at the
meeting entitled “ Frontiers in Number Theory, Physics and Geometry”, which
took place at the Centre de Physique des Houches in the French Alps, March 9-
21, 2003. It is divided into two volumes. Volume I contains the contributions on
three broad topics: Random matrices, Zeta functions and Dynamical systems.
The present volume contains sixteen contributions on three themes: Conformal
field theories for strings and branes, Discrete groups and automorphic forms
and finally, Hopf algebras and renormalization....
There were three invited talks from distinguished scientists: Robert Nieuwenhuis,
Edward Tsang and Moshe Vardi. These proceedings include abstracts of
each of their presentations. Details of the wide variety of workshops and the four
tutorials that took place as part of the conference are also included.
I would like to thank the Association for Constraint Programming (ACP)
for inviting me to be Program Chair.
SIGNAL-FLOW GRAPHS AND APPLICATIONS
A signal-¯ow graph is a graphical means of portraying the relationship among the variables of a set of linear algebraic equations. S. J. Mason originally introduced it to represent the cause-and-effect of linear systems. Associated terms are de®ned in this chapter along with the procedure to draw the signal-¯ow graph for a given set of algebraic equations. Further, signal-¯ow graphs of microwave networks are obtained in terms of their S-parameters and associated re¯ection coef®cients.
The interplay between geometry and topology on complex algebraic varieties is a classical theme that goes back to Lefschetz [L] and Zariski [Z] and is always present on the scene; see for instance the work by Libgober [Li]. In this paper we study complements of hypersurfaces, with special attention to the case of hyperplane arrangements as discussed in Orlik-Terao’s book [OT1]. Theorem 1 expresses the degree of the gradient map associated to any homogeneous polynomial h as the number of n-cells that have to be added to a generic hyperplane section D(h) ∩ H to obtain the complement in...
We deﬁne and study an algebra Ψ∞ (M0 ) of pseudodiﬀerential opera1,0,V tors canonically associated to a noncompact, Riemannian manifold M0 whose geometry at inﬁnity is described by a Lie algebra of vector ﬁelds V on a compactiﬁcation M of M0 to a compact manifold with corners. We show that the basic properties of the usual algebra of pseudodiﬀerential operators on a compact manifold extend to Ψ∞ (M0 ).