Stephen P. Humphries

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This study explores the impact of client characteristics on waiting times for hostel admission. A sample of 116 clients recommended for hostel care by Victorian aged care assessment teams (ACATs) between April and June 1991 were tracked until they entered a hostel, cancelled their applications, died, or until the end of the study in April 1992. Survival(More)
Dedicated t o J o an Birman with gratitude and respect. Abstract. We prove the following result and show a connection with geometric intersection-number functions of curves on punctured discs and algebraic intersection functions for curves on surfaces: Let R be an associative ring with identity a n d x r 2 Z(R), where Z(R) i s the centre of R. Deene(More)
We show that for n ≥ 3 there is an action of the braid group B n on the deter-minantal ideals of a certain n × n symmetric matrix with algebraically independent entries off the diagonal and 2s on the diagonal. We show how this action gives rise to an action of B n on certain compact subspaces of some Euclidean spaces of dimension ; n 2. These subspaces are(More)
We show that two metacyclic groups of the following types are isomorphic if they have the same character tables: (i) split metacyclic groups, (ii) the metacyclic p-groups and (iii) the metacyclic {p, q}-groups, where p, q are odd primes. 2010 Mathematics Subject Classification. Primary 20C15; Secondary 20D15, 20F16, 20F22.