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 Analysis Of Sequential Barycenter Random Probability Measures via Discrete Constructions
 Hill and Monticino (1998) introduced a constructive method for generating random probability measures with a prescribed mean or distribution on the mean. The method involves sequentially generating an array of barycenters that uniquely defines a probability measure. This work analyzes statistical properties of the measures generated by sequential barycenter array constructions. Specifically, this work addresses how changing the base measures of the construction affects the statististics of measures generated by the SBA construction. A relationship between statistics associated with a finite level version of the SBA construction and the full construction is developed. Monte Carlo statistical experiments are used to simulate the effect changing base measures has on the statistics associated with the finite level construction. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3304/
 Applications in Fixed Point Theory
 Banach's contraction principle is probably one of the most important theorems in fixed point theory. It has been used to develop much of the rest of fixed point theory. Another key result in the field is a theorem due to Browder, Göhde, and Kirk involving Hilbert spaces and nonexpansive mappings. Several applications of Banach's contraction principle are made. Some of these applications involve obtaining new metrics on a space, forcing a continuous map to have a fixed point, and using conditions on the boundary of a closed ball in a Banach space to obtain a fixed point. Finally, a development of the theorem due to Browder et al. is given with Hilbert spaces replaced by uniformly convex Banach spaces. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4971/
 Around the Fibonacci Numeration System
 Let 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, … denote the Fibonacci sequence beginning with 1 and 2, and then setting each subsequent number to the sum of the two previous ones. Every positive integer n can be expressed as a sum of distinct Fibonacci numbers in one or more ways. Setting R(n) to be the number of ways n can be written as a sum of distinct Fibonacci numbers, we exhibit certain regularity properties of R(n), one of which is connected to the Euler φfunction. In addition, using a theorem of Fine and Wilf, we give a formula for R(n) in terms of binomial coefficients modulo two. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3676/
 Borel Determinacy and Metamathematics
 Borel determinacy states that if G(T;X) is a game and X is Borel, then G(T;X) is determined. Proved by Martin in 1975, Borel determinacy is a theorem of ZFC set theory, and is, in fact, the best determinacy result in ZFC. However, the proof uses sets of high set theoretic type (N1 many power sets of ω). Friedman proved in 1971 that these sets are necessary by showing that the Axiom of Replacement is necessary for any proof of Borel Determinacy. To prove this, Friedman produces a model of ZC and a Borel set of Turing degrees that neither contains nor omits a cone; so by another theorem of Martin, Borel Determinacy is not a theorem of ZC. This paper contains three main sections: Martin's proof of Borel Determinacy; a simpler example of Friedman's result, namely, (in ZFC) a coanalytic set of Turing degrees that neither contains nor omits a cone; and finally, the Friedman result. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3061/
 A Characterization of Homeomorphic Bernoulli Trial Measures.
 We give conditions which, given two Bernoulli trial measures, determine whether there exists a homeomorphism of Cantor space which sends one measure to the other, answering a question of Oxtoby. We then provide examples, relating these results to the notions of good and refinable measures on Cantor space. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5331/
 Characterizations of Continua of Finite Degree
 In this thesis, some characterizations of continua of finite degree are given. It turns out that being of finite degree (by formal definition) can be described by saying there exists an equivalent metric in which Hausdorff linear measure of the continuum is finite. I discuss this result in detail. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5367/
 A Collapsing Result Using the Axiom of Determinancy and the Theory of Possible Cofinalities
 Assuming the axiom of determinacy, we give a new proof of the strong partition relation on ω1. Further, we present a streamlined proof that J<λ+(a) (the ideal of sets which force cof Π α < λ) is generated from J<λ+(a) by adding a singleton. Combining these results with a polarized partition relation on ω1 digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2789/
 Compact Operators and the Schrödinger Equation
 In this thesis I look at the theory of compact operators in a general Hilbert space, as well as the inverse of the Hamiltonian operator in the specific case of L2[a,b]. I show that this inverse is a compact, positive, and bounded linear operator. Also the eigenfunctions of this operator form a basis for the space of continuous functions as a subspace of L2[a,b]. A numerical method is proposed to solve for these eigenfunctions when the Hamiltonian is considered as an operator on Rn. The paper finishes with a discussion of examples of Schrödinger equations and the solutions. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5453/
 Complemented Subspaces of Bounded Linear Operators
 For many years mathematicians have been interested in the problem of whether an operator ideal is complemented in the space of all bounded linear operators. In this dissertation the complementation of various classes of operators in the space of all bounded linear operators is considered. This paper begins with a preliminary discussion of linear bounded operators as well as operator ideals. Let L(X, Y ) be a Banach space of all bounded linear operator between Banach spaces X and Y , K(X, Y ) be the space of all compact operators, and W(X, Y ) be the space of all weakly compact operators. We denote space all operator ideals by O. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4349/
 A Computation of Partial Isomorphism Rank on Ordinal Structures
 We compute the partial isomorphism rank, in the sense Scott and Karp, of a pair of ordinal structures using an EhrenfeuchtFraisse game. A complete formula is proven by induction given any two arbitrary ordinals written in Cantor normal form. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5387/
 A Constructive Method for Finding Critical Point of the GinzburgLandau Energy Functional
 In this work I present a constructive method for finding critical points of the GinzburgLandau energy functional using the method of Sobolev gradients. I give a description of the construction of the Sobolev gradient and obtain convergence results for continuous steepest descent with this gradient. I study the GinzburgLandau functional with magnetic field and the GinzburgLandau functional without magnetic field. I then present the numerical results I obtained by using steepest descent with the discretized Sobolev gradient. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9075/
 A Detailed Proof of the Prime Number Theorem for Arithmetic Progressions
 We follow a research paper that J. Elstrodt published in 1998 to prove the Prime Number Theorem for arithmetic progressions. We will review basic results from Dirichlet characters and Lfunctions. Furthermore, we establish a weak version of the WienerIkehara Tauberian Theorem, which is an essential tool for the proof of our main result. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4476/
 Determining Properties of Synaptic Structure in a Neural Network through Spike Train Analysis
 A "complex" system typically has a relatively large number of dynamically interacting components and tends to exhibit emergent behavior that cannot be explained by analyzing each component separately. A biological neural network is one example of such a system. A multiagent model of such a network is developed to study the relationships between a network's structure and its spike train output. Using this model, inferences are made about the synaptic structure of networks through cluster analysis of spike train summary statistics A complexity measure for the network structure is also presented which has a onetoone correspondence with the standard time series complexity measure sample entropy. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3702/
 Dimension spectrum and graph directed Markov systems.

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In this dissertation we study graph directed Markov systems (GDMS) and limit sets associated with these systems. Given a GDMS S, by the Hausdorff dimension spectrum of S we mean the set of all positive real numbers which are the Hausdorff dimension of the limit set generated by a subsystem of S. We say that S has full Hausdorff dimension spectrum (full HD spectrum), if the dimension spectrum is the interval [0, h], where h is the Hausdorff dimension of the limit set of S. We give necessary conditions for a finitely primitive conformal GDMS to have full HD spectrum. A GDMS is said to be regular if the Hausdorff dimension of its limit set is also the zero of the topological pressure function. We show that every number in the Hausdorff dimension spectrum is the Hausdorff dimension of a regular subsystem. In the particular case of a conformal iterated function system we show that the Hausdorff dimension spectrum is compact. We introduce several new systems: the nearest integer GDMS, the Gausslike continued fraction system, and the Renyilike continued fraction system. We prove that these systems have full HD spectrum. A special attention is given to the backward continued fraction system that we introduce and we prove that it has full HD spectrum. This system turns out to be a parabolic iterated function system and this makes the analysis more involved. Several examples have been constructed in the past of systems not having full HD spectrum. We give an example of such a system whose limit set has positive Lebesgue measure. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5226/  Dimensions in Random Constructions.
 We consider random fractals generated by random recursive constructions, prove zeroone laws concerning their dimensions and find their packing and Minkowski dimensions. Also we investigate the packing measure in corresponding dimension. For a class of random distribution functions we prove that their packing and Hausdorff dimensions coincide. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3160/
 Dynamics, Thermodynamic formalism and Perturbations of Transcendental Entire Functions of Finite Singular Type
 In this dissertation, we study the dynamics, fractal geometry and the topology of the Julia set of functions in the family H which is a set in the class S, the Speiser class of entire transcendental functions which have only finitely many singular values. One can think of a function from H as a generalized expanding function from the cosh family. We shall build a version of thermodynamic formalism for functions in H and we shall show among others, the existence and uniqueness of a conformal measure. Then we prove a Bowen's type formula, i.e. we show that the Hausdorff dimension of the set of returning points, is the unique zero of the pressure function. We shall also study conjugacies in the family H, perturbation of functions in the family and related dynamical properties. We define PerronFrobenius operators for some functions naturally associated with functions in the family H and then, using fundamental properties of these operators, we shall prove the important result that the Hausdorff dimension of the subset of returning points depends analytically on the parameter taken from a small open subset of the ndimensional parameter space. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4783/
 Examples and Applications of Infinite Iterated Function Systems
 The aim of this work is the study of infinite conformal iterated function systems. More specifically, we investigate some properties of a limit set J associated to such system, its Hausdorff and packing measure and Hausdorff dimension. We provide necessary and sufficient conditions for such systems to be biLipschitz equivalent. We use the concept of scaling functions to obtain some result about 1dimensional systems. We discuss particular examples of infinite iterated function systems derived from complex continued fraction expansions with restricted entries. Each system is obtained from an infinite number of contractions. We show that under certain conditions the limit sets of such systems possess zero Hausdorff measure and positive finite packing measure. We include an algorithm for an approximation of the Hausdorff dimension of limit sets. One numerical result is presented. In this thesis we also explore the concept of positively recurrent function. We use iterated function systems to construct a natural, wide class of such functions that have strong ergodic properties. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2642/
 Exhaustivity, continuity, and strong additivity in topological Riesz spaces.

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In this paper, exhaustivity, continuity, and strong additivity are studied in the setting of topological Riesz spaces. Of particular interest is the link between strong additivity and exhaustive elements of Dedekind scomplete Banach lattices. There is a strong connection between the DiestelFaires Theorem and the MeyerNieberg Lemma in this setting. Also, embedding properties of Banach lattices are linked to the notion of strong additivity. The MeyerNieberg Lemma is extended to the setting of topological Riesz spaces and uniform absolute continuity and uniformly exhaustive elements are studied in this setting. Counterexamples are provided to show that the VitaliHahnSaks Theorem and the BrooksJewett Theorem cannot be extended to submeasures or to the setting of Banach lattices. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4455/  Generic Algebras and KazhdanLusztig Theory for Monomial Groups

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The IwahoriHecke algebras of Coxeter groups play a central role in the study of representations of semisimple Lietype groups. An important tool is the combinatorial approach to representations of IwahoriHecke algebras introduced by Kazhdan and Lusztig in 1979. In this dissertation, I discuss a generalization of the IwahoriHecke algebra of the symmetric group that is instead based on the complex reflection group G(r,1,n). Using the analogues of Kazhdan and Lusztig's Rpolynomials, I show that this algebra determines a partial order on G(r,1,n) that generalizes the ChevalleyBruhat order on the symmetric group. I also consider possible analogues of KazhdanLusztig polynomials. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5235/  The Global Structure of Iterated Function Systems
 I study sets of attractors and nonattractors of finite iterated function systems. I provide examples of compact sets which are attractors of iterated function systems as well as compact sets which are not attractors of any iterated function system. I show that the set of all attractors is a dense Fs set and the space of all nonattractors is a dense Gd set it the space of all nonempty compact subsets of a space X. I also investigate the small transfinite inductive dimension of the space of all attractors of iterated function systems generated by similarity maps on [0,1]. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9917/
 Hamiltonian cycles in subset and subspace graphs.

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In this dissertation we study the Hamiltonicity and the uniformHamiltonicity of subset graphs, subspace graphs, and their associated bipartite graphs. In 1995 paper "The SubsetSubspace Analogy," Kung states the subspace version of a conjecture. The study of this problem led to a more general class of graphs. Inspired by Clark and Ismail's work in the 1996 paper "Binomial and QBinomial Coefficient Inequalities Related to the Hamiltonicity of the Kneser Graphs and their QAnalogues," we defined subset graphs, subspace graphs, and their associated bipartite graphs. The main emphasis of this dissertation is to describe those graphs and study their Hamiltonicity. The results on subset graphs are presented in Chapter 3, on subset bipartite graphs in Chapter 4, and on subspace graphs and subspace bipartite graphs in Chapter 5. We conclude the dissertation by suggesting some generalizations of our results concerning the panciclicity of the graphs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4662/  Hyperbolic MongeAmpère Equation

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In this paper we use the Sobolev steepest descent method introduced by John W. Neuberger to solve the hyperbolic MongeAmpère equation. First, we use the discrete Sobolev steepest descent method to find numerical solutions; we use several initial guesses, and explore the effect of some imposed boundary conditions on the solutions. Next, we prove convergence of the continuous Sobolev steepest descent to show local existence of solutions to the hyperbolic MongeAmpère equation. Finally, we prove some results on the Sobolev gradients that mainly arise from general nonlinear differential equations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5322/  Hyperspace Topologies
 In this paper we study properties of metric spaces. We consider the collection of all nonempty closed subsets, Cl(X), of a metric space (X,d) and topologies on C.(X) induced by d. In particular, we investigate the Hausdorff topology and the Wijsman topology. Necessary and sufficient conditions are given for when a particular pseudometric is a metric in the Wijsman topology. The metric properties of the two topologies are compared and contrasted to show which also hold in the respective topologies. We then look at the metric space Rn, and build two residual sets. One residual set is the collection of uncountable, closed subsets of Rn and the other residual set is the collection of closed subsets of Rn having ndimensional Lebesgue measure zero. We conclude with the intersection of these two sets being a residual set representing the collection of uncountable, closed subsets of Rn having ndimensional Lebesgue measure zero. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2902/
 Infinite Planar Graphs
 How many equivalence classes of geodesic rays does a graph contain? How many bounded automorphisms does a planar graph have? Neimayer and Watkins studied these two questions and answered them for a certain class of graphs. Using the concept of excess of a vertex, the class of graphs that Neimayer and Watkins studied are extended to include graphs with positive excess at each vertex. The results of this paper show that there are an uncountable number of geodesic fibers for graphs in this extended class and that for any graph in this extended class the only bounded automorphism is the identity automorphism. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2545/
 Level Curves of the Angle Function of a Positive Definite Symmetric Matrix

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Given a real N by N matrix A, write p(A) for the maximum angle by which A rotates any unit vector. Suppose that A and B are positive definite symmetric (PDS) N by N matrices. Then their Jordan product {A, B} := AB + BA is also symmetric, but not necessarily positive definite. If p(A) + p(B) is obtuse, then there exists a special orthogonal matrix S such that {A, SBS^(1)} is indefinite. Of course, if A and B commute, then {A, B} is positive definite. Our work grows from the following question: if A and B are commuting positive definite symmetric matrices such that p(A) + p(B) is obtuse, what is the minimal p(S) such that {A, SBS^(1)} indefinite? In this dissertation we will describe the level curves of the angle function mapping a unit vector x to the angle between x and Ax for a 3 by 3 PDS matrix A, and discuss their interaction with those of a second such matrix. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28376/  Localized Radial Solutions for Nonlinear pLaplacian Equation in RN
 We establish the existence of radial solutions to the pLaplacian equation ∆p u + f(u)=0 in RN, where f behaves like uq1 u when u is large and f(u) < 0 for small positive u. We show that for each nonnegative integer n, there is a localized solution u which has exactly n zeros. Also, we look for radial solutions of a superlinear Dirichlet problem in a ball. We show that for each nonnegative integer n, there is a solution u which has exactly n zeros. Here we give an alternate proof to that which was given by Castro and Kurepa. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc6059/
 Lyapunov Exponents, Entropy and Dimension
 We consider diffeomorphisms of a compact Riemann Surface. A development of Oseledec's Multiplicative Ergodic Theorem is given, along with a development of measure theoretic entropy and dimension. The main result, due to L.S. Young, is that for certain diffeomorphisms of a surface, there is a beautiful relationship between these three concepts; namely that the entropy equals dimension times expansion. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4559/
 Mathematical Modeling of Charged Liquid Droplets: Numerical Simulation and Stability Analysis
 The goal of this thesis is to study of the evolution of 3D electrically charged liquid droplets of fluid evolving under the influence of surface tension and electrostatic forces. In the first part of the thesis, an appropriate mathematical model of the problem is introduced and the linear stability analysis is developed by perturbing a sphere with spherical harmonics. In the second part, the numerical solution of the problem is described with the use of the boundary elements method (BEM) on an adaptive mesh of triangular elements. The numerical method is validated by comparison with exact solutions. Finally, various numerical results are presented. These include neck formation in droplets, the evolution of surfaces with holes, singularity formation on droplets with various symmetries and numerical evidence that oblate spheroids are unstable. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5240/
 MaximumSized Matroids with no Minors Isomorphic to U2,5, F7, F7¯, OR P7
 Let M be the class of simple matroids which do not contain the 5point line U2,5 , the Fano plane F7 , the nonFano plane F7 , or the matroid P7 , as minors. Let h(n) be the maximum number of points in a rankn matroid in M. We show that h(2)=4, h(3)=7, and h(n)=n(n+1)/2 for n>3, and we also find all the maximumsized matroids for each rank. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2514/
 A New Algorithm for Finding the Minimum Distance between Two Convex Hulls
 The problem of computing the minimum distance between two convex hulls has applications to many areas including robotics, computer graphics and path planning. Moreover, determining the minimum distance between two convex hulls plays a significant role in support vector machines (SVM). In this study, a new algorithm for finding the minimum distance between two convex hulls is proposed and investigated. A convergence of the algorithm is proved and applicability of the algorithm to support vector machines is demostrated. The performance of the new algorithm is compared with the performance of one of the most popular algorithms, the sequential minimal optimization (SMO) method. The new algorithm is simple to understand, easy to implement, and can be more efficient than the SMO method for many SVM problems. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9845/
 On the density of minimal free subflows of general symbolic flows.
 This paper studies symbolic dynamical systems {0, 1}G, where G is a countably infinite group, {0, 1}G has the product topology, and G acts on {0, 1}G by shifts. It is proven that for every countably infinite group G the union of the minimal free subflows of {0, 1}G is dense. In fact, a stronger result is obtained which states that if G is a countably infinite group and U is an open subset of {0, 1}G, then there is a collection of size continuum consisting of pairwise disjoint minimal free subflows intersecting U. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11009/
 The Pettis Integral and Operator Theory

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Let (Ω, Σ, µ) be a finite measure space and X, a Banach space with continuous dual X*. A scalarly measurable function f: Ω→X is Dunford integrable if for each x* X*, x*f L1(µ). Define the operator Tf. X* → L1(µ) by T(x*) = x*f. Then f is Pettis integrable if and only if this operator is weak*toweak continuous. This paper begins with an overview of this function. Work by Robert Huff and Gunnar Stefansson on the operator Tf motivates much of this paper. Conditions that make Tf weak*toweak continuous are generalized to weak*toweak continuous operators on dual spaces. For instance, if Tf is weakly compact and if there exists a separable subspace D X such that for each x* X*, x*f = x*fχDµa.e, then f is Pettis integrable. This nation is generalized to bounded operators T: X* → Y. To say that T is determined by D means that if x* D = 0, then T (x*) = 0. Determining subspaces are used to help prove certain facts about operators on dual spaces. Attention is given to finding determining subspaces far a given T: X* → Y. The kernel of T and the adjoint T* of T are used to construct determining subspaces for T. For example, if T*(Y*) ∩ X is weak* dense in T*(Y*), then T is determined by T*(Y*) ∩ X. Also if ker(T) is weak* closed in X*, then the annihilator of ker(T) (in X) is the unique minimal determining subspace for T. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2844/  Quantization Dimension for Probability Definitions

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The term quantization refers to the process of estimating a given probability by a discrete probability supported on a finite set. The quantization dimension Dr of a probability is related to the asymptotic rate at which the expected distance (raised to the rth power) to the support of the quantized version of the probability goes to zero as the size of the support is allowed to go to infinity. This assumes that the quantized versions are in some sense ``optimal'' in that the expected distances have been minimized. In this dissertation we give a short history of quantization as well as some basic facts. We develop a generalized framework for the quantization dimension which extends the current theory to include a wider range of probability measures. This framework uses the theory of thermodynamic formalism and the multifractal spectrum. It is shown that at least in certain cases the quantization dimension function D(r)=Dr is a transform of the temperature function b(q), which is already known to be the Legendre transform of the multifractal spectrum f(a). Hence, these ideas are all closely related and it would be expected that progress in one area could lead to new results in another. It would also be expected that the results in this dissertation would extend to all probabilities for which a quantization dimension function exists. The cases considered here include probabilities generated by conformal iterated function systems (and include selfsimilar probabilities) and also probabilities generated by graph directed systems, which further generalize the idea of an iterated function system. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3008/  Quantization Of Spin Direction For Solitary Waves in a Uniform Magnetic Field
 It is known that there are nonlinear wave equations with localized solitary wave solutions. Some of these solitary waves are stable (with respect to a small perturbation of initial data)and have nonzero spin (nonzero intrinsic angular momentum in the centre of momentum frame). In this paper we consider vectorvalued solitary wave solutions to a nonlinear KleinGordon equation and investigate the behavior of these spinning solitary waves under the inﬂuence of an externally imposed uniform magnetic ﬁeld. We ﬁnd that the only stationary spinning solitary wave solutions have spin parallel or antiparallel to the magnetic ﬁeld direction. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4210/
 Spaces of Compact Operators

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In this dissertation we study the structure of spaces of operators, especially the space of all compact operators between two Banach spaces X and Y. Work by Kalton, Emmanuele, Bator and Lewis on the space of compact and weakly compact operators motivates much of this paper. Let L(X,Y) be the Banach space of all bounded linear operators between Banach spaces X and Y, K(X,Y) be the space of all compact operators, and W(X,Y) be the space of all weakly compact operators. We study problems related to the complementability of different operator ideals (the Banach space of all compact, weakly compact, completely continuous, resp. unconditionally converging) operators in the space of all bounded linear operators. The structure of DunfordPettis sets, strong DunfordPettis sets, and certain spaces of operators is studied in the context of the injective and projective tensor products of Banach spaces. Bibasic sequences are used to study relative norm compactness of strong DunfordPettis sets. Next, we use DunfordPettis sets to give sufficient conditions for K(X,Y) to contain c0. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4463/  Spaces of operators containing co and/or l ∞ with an application of vector measures.
 The Banach spaces L(X, Y), K(X, Y), Lw*(X*, Y), and Kw*(X*, Y) are studied to determine when they contain the classical Banach spaces co or l ∞. The complementation of the Banach space K(X, Y) in L(X, Y) is discussed as well as what impact this complementation has on the embedding of co or l∞ in K(X, Y) or L(X, Y). Results concerning the complementation of the Banach space Kw*(X*, Y) in Lw*(X*, Y) are also explored and how that complementation affects the embedding of co or l ∞ in Kw*(X*, Y) or Lw*(X*, Y). The l p spaces for 1 ≤ p < ∞ are studied to determine when the space of compact operators from one l p space to another contains co. The paper contains a new result which classifies these spaces of operators. Results of Kalton, Feder, and Emmanuele concerning the complementation of K(X, Y) in L(X, Y) are generalized. A new result using vector measures is given to provide more efficient proofs of theorems by Kalton, Feder, Emmanuele, Emmanuele and John, and Bator and Lewis as well as a new proof of the fact that l ∞ is prime. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9036/
 The Study of Translation Equivalence on Integer Lattices
 This paper is a contribution to the study of countable Borel equivalence relations on standard Borel spaces. We concentrate here on the study of the nature of translation equivalence. We study these known hyperfinite spaces in order to gain insight into the approach necessary to classify certain variables as either being hyperfinite or not. In Chapter 1, we will give the basic definitions and examples of spaces used in this work. The general construction of marker sets is developed in this work. These marker sets are used to develop several invariant tilings of the equivalence classes of specific variables . Some properties that are equivalent to hyperfiniteness in the certain space are also developed. Lastly, we will give the new result that there is a continuous injective embedding from certain defined variables. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4345/
 Thermodynamical Formalism
 Thermodynamical formalism is a relatively recent area of pure mathematics owing a lot to some classical notions of thermodynamics. On this thesis we state and prove some of the main results in the area of thermodynamical formalism. The first chapter is an introduction to ergodic theory. Some of the main theorems are proved and there is also a quite thorough study of the topology that arises in Borel probability measure spaces. In the second chapter we introduce the notions of topological pressure and measure theoretic entropy and we state and prove two very important theorems, ShannonMcMillanBreiman theorem and the Variational Principle. Distance expanding maps and their connection with the calculation of topological pressure cover the third chapter. The fourth chapter introduces Gibbs states and the very important PerronFrobenius Operator. The fifth chapter establishes the connection between pressure and geometry. Topological pressure is used in the calculation of Hausdorff dimensions. Finally the sixth chapter introduces the notion of conformal measures. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4631/
 Topological uniqueness results for the special linear and other classical Lie Algebras.

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Suppose L is a complete separable metric topological group (ring, field, etc.). L is topologically unique if the Polish topology on L is uniquely determined by its underlying algebraic structure. More specifically, L is topologically unique if an algebraic isomorphism of L with any other complete separable metric topological group (ring, field, etc.) induces a topological isomorphism. A local field is a locally compact topological field with nondiscrete topology. The only local fields (up to isomorphism) are the real, complex, and padic numbers, finite extensions of the padic numbers, and fields of formal power series over finite fields. We establish the topological uniqueness of the special linear Lie algebras over local fields other than the complex numbers (for which this result is not true) in the context of complete separable metric Lie rings. Along the way the topological uniqueness of all local fields other than the field of complex numbers is established, which is derived as a corollary to more general principles which can be applied to a larger class of topological fields. Lastly, also in the context of complete separable metric Lie rings, the topological uniqueness of the special linear Lie algebra over the real division algebra of quaternions, the special orthogonal Lie algebras, and the special unitary Lie algebras is proved. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3000/  Understanding Ancient Math Through Kepler: A Few Geometric Ideas from The Harmony of the World
 Euclid's geometry is wellknown for its theorems concerning triangles and circles. Less popular are the contents of the tenth book, in which geometry is a means to study quantity in general. Commensurability and rational quantities are first principles, and from them are derived at least eight species of irrationals. A recently republished work by Johannes Kepler contains examples using polygons to illustrate these species. In addition, figures having these quantities in their construction form solid shapes (polyhedra) having origins though Platonic philosophy and Archimedean works. Kepler gives two additional polyhedra, and a simple means for constructing the “divine” proportion is given. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3269/
 Uniqueness Results for the Infinite Unitary, Orthogonal and Associated Groups
 Let H be a separable infinite dimensional complex Hilbert space, let U(H) be the Polish topological group of unitary operators on H, let G be a Polish topological group and φ:G→U(H) an algebraic isomorphism. Then φ is a topological isomorphism. The same theorem holds for the projective unitary group, for the group of *automorphisms of L(H) and for the complex isometry group. If H is a separable real Hilbert space with dim(H)≥3, the theorem is also true for the orthogonal group O(H), for the projective orthogonal group and for the real isometry group. The theorem fails for U(H) if H is finite dimensional complex Hilbert space. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc6136/
 Urysohn ultrametric spaces and isometry groups.
 In this dissertation we study a special subcollection of Polish metric spaces: complete separable ultrametric spaces. Polish metric spaces have been studied for quite a long while, and a lot of results have been obtained. Motivated by some of earlier research, we work on the following two main parts in this dissertation. In the first part, we show the existence of Urysohn Polish Rultrametric spaces, for an arbitrary countable set R of nonnegative numbers, including 0. Then we give pointbypoint construction of a countable RultraUrysohn space. We also obtain a complete characterization for the set R which corresponding to a RUrysohn metric space. From this characterization we conclude that there exist RUrysohn spaces for a wide family of countable R. Moreover, we determine the complexity of the classification of all Polish ultrametric spaces. In the second part, we investigate the isometry groups of Polish ultrametric spaces. We prove that isometry group of an Urysohn Polish Rultrametric space is universal among isometry groups of Polish Rultrametric spaces. We completely characterize the isometry groups of finite ultrametric spaces and the isometry groups of countable compact ultrametric spaces. Moreover, we give some necessary conditions for finite groups to be isomorphic to some isometry groups of finite ultrametric spaces. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9918/