Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
David F. Anderson
Shashikant Mulay, Pavlos Tzermias, Chauncey J. Mellor
We consider and solve some open conjectures on the asymptotic behavior of the number of different numbers of the nonassociate factorizations of prescribed minimal length for specific finite factorization domains. The asymptotic behavior will be classified for Cohen-Kaplansky domains in Chapter 1 and for domains of the form R=K+XF[X] for finite fields K and F in Chapter 2. A corollary of the main result in Chapter 3 will determine the asymptotic behavior for Krull domains with finite divisor class group.
Laska, Jason A, "On Conjectures Concerning Nonassociate Factorizations. " PhD diss., University of Tennessee, 2010.