Doctoral Dissertations

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy



Major Professor

David F. Anderson

Committee Members

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.

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