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Balanced minimum evolution (BME) is a statistically consistent distance-based method to reconstruct a phylogenetic tree from an alignment of molecular data. In 2000, Pauplin showed that the BME method is equivalent to optimizing a linear functional over the BME polytope, the convex hull of the BME vectors obtained from Pauplin's formula applied to all… (More)
In this paper, we take a new look at the representation theory of Lie triple systems. We consider both ordinary Lie triple systems and restricted Lie triple systems in the sense of Hodge (2001). In a final section, we begin a study of the cohomology of Lie triple systems.
We describe an ongoing collaborative curriculum materials development project between Sweet Briar College and Western Michigan University, with support from the National Science Foundation. We present a collection of modules under development that can be used in existing mathematics and biology courses, and we address a critical national need to introduce… (More)