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Abelian complexity of fixed point of morphism 0 ↦ 012, 1 ↦ 02, 2 ↦ 1
We study the combinatorics of vtm, a variant of the Thue-Morse word generated by the non-uniform morphism 0 ↦ 012, 1 ↦ 02, 2 ↦ 1 starting with 0. This infinite ternary sequence appears a lot in the literature and finds ...
The Aveline's Hole 9 Cranium: A Partial Solution to a Long Standing Enigma
(University of Bristol Spelaeological Society, 2012)
Aveline's Hole is both one of the best-known sites with early human skeletal material in Britain and one of the most problematic in its history. First discovered and explored at the close of the 18th century, it yielded ...
Mathematical Concepts and Proofs from Nicole Oresme: Using the History of Calculus to Teach Mathematics
This paper examines the mathematical work of the French bishop, Nicole Oresme (c. 1323–1382), and his contributions towards the development of the concept of graphing functions and approaches to investigating infinite ...
Multi-dimensional sets recognizable in all abstract numeration systems
(EDP Sciences, 2011)
We prove that the subsets of Nd that are S-recognizable for all abstract numeration systems S are exactly the 1-recognizable sets. This generalizes a result of Lecomte and Rigo in the one-dimensional setting.
Regular Two-Graphs and Equiangular Lines
(University of Winnipeg, 2004)
Regular two-graphs are antipodal distance-regular double coverings of the complete graph, and they have many interesting combinatorial properties. We derive a construction for regular two-graphs containing cliques of ...
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
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
Unary patterns under permutations
Thue characterized completely the avoidability of unary patterns. Adding function variables gives a general setting capturing avoidance of powers, avoidance of patterns with palindromes, avoidance of powers under coding, ...
Teachers' Voices: Pandemic Lessons for the Future of Education
(University of Windsor, 2021-05-26)
In late 2019 and early 2020, governments around the world closed educational institutions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A similar response occurred in Canada and resulted in a sudden pivot by teachers from classroom-based ...