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On the quiver presentation of the descent algebra of the symmetric group
(Elsevier, 20130318)We describe a presentation of the descent algebra of the symmetric group G(n) as a quiver with relations. This presentation arises from a new construction of the descent algebra as a homomorphic image of an algebra of ... 
An inductive approach to Coxeter arrangements and Solomon's descent algebra
(Springer Verlag, 20120720)In our recent paper (Douglass et al. arXiv: 1101.2075 (2011)), we claimed that both the group algebra of a finite Coxeter group W as well as the OrlikSolomon algebra of W can be decomposed into a sum of induced onedimensional ... 
Computing the table of marks of a cyclic extension
(American Mathematical Society, 20120224)The subgroup pattern of a finite group C is the table of marks of G together with a list of representatives of the conjugacy classes of subgroups of G. In this article we present an algorithm for the computation of the ... 
Computations for Coxeter arrangements and Solomon's descent algebra: Groups of rank three and four
(Elsevier, 20120603)In recent papers we have refined a conjecture of Lehrer and Solomon expressing the characters of a finite Coxeter group W afforded by the homogeneous components of its OrlikSolomon algebra as sums of characters induced ... 
Cohomology of Coxeter arrangements and Solomon's descent algebra
(American Mathematical Society, 20140619)We refine a conjecture by Lehrer and Solomon on the structure of the OrlikSolomon algebra of a finite Coxeter group W and relate it to the descent algebra of W. As a result, we claim that both the group algebra of W and ... 
Computations for Coxeter arrangements and Solomon's descent algebra III: Groups of rank seven and eight
(Elsevier, 20141106)In this paper we extend the computations in parts I and II of this series of papers and complete the proof of a conjecture of Lehrer and Solomon expressing the character of a finite Coxeter group W acting on the pth graded ... 
On reflection subgroups of finite Coxeter groups
(Taylor & Francis, 20130614)Let W be a finite Coxeter group. We classify the reflection subgroups of W up to conjugacy and give necessary and sufficient conditions for the map that assigns to a reflection subgroup R of W the conjugacy class of its ... 
A note on element centralizers in finite Coxeter groups
(De Gruyter, 20110829)The normalizer NW(WJ) of a standard parabolic subgroup WJ of a finite Coxeter group W splits over the parabolic subgroup with complement NJ consisting of certain minimal length coset representatives of WJ in W. In ... 
An algorithm for the unit group of the Burnside ring of a finite group
(Cambridge University Press, 200701)In this note we present an algorithm for the construction of the unit group of the Burnside ring Ω(G) of a finite group G from a list of representatives of the conjugacy classes of subgroups of G. 
Computations for Coxeter arrangements and Solomon's descent algebra II: Groups of rank five and six
(Elsevier, 20130108)In recent papers we have refined a conjecture of Lehrer and Solomon expressing the character of a finite Coxeter group W acting on the graded components of its OrlikSolomon algebra as a sum of characters induced from ... 
On the complexity of multiplication in the IwahoriHecke algebra of the symmetric group
(Elsevier, 20160912)We present new efficient data structures for elements of Coxeter groups of type Am and their associated Iwahori Hecke algebras H(A(m)). Usually, elements of H(A(m)) are represented as simple coefficient list of length M = ... 
The BMR freeness conjecture for the 2reflection groups
(American Mathematical Society, 20161012)We prove the freeness conjecture of Broue, Malle and Rouquier for the Hecke algebras associated to the primitive complex 2reflection groups with a single conjugacy class of reflections. 
Noninvasive evaluation of skin tension lines with elastic waves
(Wiley, 20171120)Background: Since their discovery by Karl Langer in the 19th Century, Skin Tension Lines (STLs) have been used by surgeons to decide the location and orientation of an incision. Although these lines are patientspecific, ... 
Wrinkles in the opening angle method
(Elsevier, 20170610)We investigate the stability of the deformation modeled by the opening angle method, often used to give a measure of residual stresses in arteries and other biological soft tubular structures. Specifically, we study the ... 
Guided waves in prestressed hyperelastic plates and tubes: Application to the ultrasound elastography of thinwalled soft materials
(Elsevier, 20170217)In vivo measurement of the mechanical properties of thinwalled soft tissues (e.g., mitral valve, artery and bladder) and in situ mechanical characterization of thinwalled artificial soft biomaterials in service are of ... 
Oblique wrinkles
(The Royal Society Publishing, 20170403)We prove theoretically that when a soft solid is subjected to an extreme deformation, wrinkles can form on its surface at an angle that is oblique to a principal direction of stretch. These oblique wrinkles occur for a ... 
Catastrophic thinning of dielectric elastomers
(American Physical Society, 20170215)We provide an energetic insight into the catastrophic nature of thinning instability in soft electroactive elastomers. This phenomenon is a major obstacle to the development of giant actuators, yet it is neither completely ... 
Elastic Cherenkov effects in transversely isotropic soft materialsI: Theoretical analysis, simulations and inverse method
(Elsevier, 20160625)A body force concentrated at a point and moving at a high speed can induce shearwave Mach cones in dustyplasma crystals or soft materials, as observed experimentally and named the elastic Cherenkov effect (ECE). The ECE ... 
Methodical fitting for mathematical models of rubberlike materials
(The Royal Society Publishing, 20170208)A great variety of models can describe the nonlinear response of rubber to uniaxial tension. Yet an indepth understanding of the successive stages of large extension is still lacking. We show that the response can be ... 
Edge wrinkling in elastically supported prestressed incompressible isotropic plates
(The Royal Society Publishing, 20160907)The equations governing the appearance of flexural static perturbations at the edge of a semiinfinite thin elastic isotropic plate, subjected to a state of homogeneous biaxial prestress, are derived and solved. The plate ...