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#### Self-Complementary Hypergraphs

(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 ...

#### Avoiding approximate repetitions with respect to the longest common subsequence distance

(Mathematical Sciences Publishers, 2015-09-17)

Ochem, Rampersad, and Shallit gave various examples of infinite words avoiding what they called approximate repetitions. An approximate repetition is a factor of the form x x', where x and x' are close to being identical. ...

#### Supporting Teachers in Times of Change: The Job Demands- Resources Model and Teacher Burnout During the COVID-19 Pandemic

(RedFame, 2020-10)

Burnout in teachers has been broadly investigated, but no studies have investigated burnout in teachers during a pandemic. The current study is based on a survey of 1278 Canadian teachers and examined whether the Job ...

#### Square-free Words with Square-free Self-shuffles

(The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 2014-01-12)

We answer a question of Harju: For every n ≥ 3 there is a square-free ternary word of length n with a square-free self-shuffle.

#### The Brachistochrone Problem: Mathematics for a Broad Audience via a Large Context Problem

(Montana Council of Teachers of Mathematics & Information Age Publishing, 2008)

Large context problems (LCP) are useful in teaching the history of science. In this article we consider the brachistochrone problem in a context stretching from Euclid through the Bernoullis. We highlight a variety of ...

#### Extremal words in morphic subshifts

(Elsevier, 2014-01-22)

Given an infinite word x over an alphabet A, a letter b occurring in
x, and a total order \sigma on A, we call the smallest word with respect to \sigma
starting with b in the shift orbit closure of x an extremal word of ...

#### Attainable lengths for circular binary words avoiding k-powers

(The Belgian Mathematical Society, 2005)

We show that binary circular words of length n avoiding 7/3+ powers exist
for every sufficiently large n. This is not the case for binary circular words
avoiding k+ powers with k < 7/3

#### Avoiding Patterns in the Abelian Sense

(Canadian Mathematical Society, 2001-08)

We classify all 3 letter patterns that are avoidable in the abelian sense. A short list of four letter patterns for which abelian avoidance is undecided is given. Using a generalization of Zimin words we deduce some ...