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    Torsion homology of arithmetic lattices and K2 of imaginary fields

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    We study upper bounds for the torsion in homology of nonuniform arithmetic lattices. Together with recent results of Calegari-Venkatesh, this can be used to obtain upper bounds on K2 of the ring of integers of totally imaginary fields.Comment: Version 2 is a major update. Result for S-integers added. This allows to show case d=2 (imaginary quadratic fields) and d=4 in Theorem 1.3, previously excluded. 12 pages (previously 6

    Even unimodular Lorentzian lattices and hyperbolic volume

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    We compute the hyperbolic covolume of the automorphism group of each even unimodular Lorentzian lattice. The result is obtained as a consequence of a previous work with Belolipetsky, which uses Prasad's volume to compute the volumes of the smallest hyperbolic arithmetic orbifolds.Comment: minor modifications. To appear in J. Reine Angew. Mat

    Crossovers and Phase Coherence in Cuprate Superconductors

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    High temperature superconductivity is a property of doped antiferromagnetic insulators. The electronic structure is inhomogeneous on short length and time scales, and, as the temperature decreases, it evolves via two crossovers, before long range superconducting order is achieved. Except for overdoped materials, pairing and phase coherence occur at different temperatures, and phase fluctuations determine both Tc_c and the temperature dependence of the superfluid density for a wide range of doping. A mechanism for obtaining a high pairing scale in a short coherence length material with a strong poorly-screened Coulomb interaction is described.Comment: 5 pages, Latex, Revte

    The Definition and Computation of a Metric on Plane Curves. The Meaning of a Face on a Geometric Model

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    Two topics in topology, the comparison of plane curves and faces on geometric models, are discussed. With regard to the first problem, a curve is defined to be a locus of points without any underlying parameterization. A metric on a class of plane curves is defined, a finite computation of this metric is given for the case of piecewise linear curves, and it is shown how to approximate curves that have bounded curvature by piecewise linear curves. In this way a bound on the distance between two curves can be computed. With regard to the second problem, the questions to be discussed are under what circumstances do geometrical faces make sense; how can they be explicity defined; and when are these geometrical faces homeomorphic to the realization of the abstract (topological) face

    A Winter\u27s Night

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    The Freight Forwarder and the Development of Air Freight

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    Proofs of the fundamental theorem of algebra

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    Thesis (M.A.)--Boston University, 1929. This item was digitized by the Internet Archive
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