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(University of Ottawa, 2009)
In this thesis, we survey the current research into self-complementary hypergraphs, and present several new results. We characterize the cycle type of the permutations on n elements with order equal to a power of 2 which ...
For each a > 2 there is an Infinite Binary Word with Critical Exponent a
(The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 2008-08-31)
The critical exponent of an infinite word w is the supremum of all rational numbers α such that w contains an α-power. We resolve an open question of Krieger and Shallit by showing that for each α>2 there is an infinite ...
A family of formulas with reversal of high avoidability index
(World Scientific, 2017)
We present an infinite family of formulas with reversal whose avoidability index is bounded between 4 and 5, and we show that several members of the family have avoidability index 5. This family is particularly interesting ...
Class Numbers and Biquadratic Reciprocity
(Cambridge University Press, 1982)
The number of order–preserving maps of fences and crowns
We perform an exact enumeration of the order-preserving maps of fences (zig-zags) and crowns (cycles). From this we derive asymptotic results.
Shuffling and unshuffling
(Bulletin of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science, 2012)
We consider various shuffling and unshuffling operations on languages and words, and examine their closure properties. Although the main goal is to provide some good and novel exercises and examples for undergraduate formal ...
The Complexity of the Simplex Algorithm
(Carleton University, 1984-08)
The thesis begins by giving background in linear programming and Simplex methods. Topics covered include the duality theorem, Lemke's algorithm, and the pathological programs of Klee-Minty. Because of the bad behaviour ...
Cyclically t-complementary uniform hypergraphs
(European Journal of Combinatorics, 2010-05)
A cyclically t-complementary k-hypergraph is a k-uniform hypergraph with vertex set V and edge set E for which there exists a permutation 2 Sym.V/ such that the sets E; E ; E 2; : : : ; E t1 partition the set of all ...
Characterization of the lengths of binary circular words containing no squares other than 00, 11, and 0101
We characterize exactly the lengths of binary circular words containing no squares other than 00, 11, and 0101.
On avoidability of formulas with reversal
(EDP Sciences, 2018-02-13)
While a characterization of unavoidable formulas (without reversal) is well-known, little is known about the avoidability of formulas with reversal in general. In this article, we characterize the unavoidable formulas ...