Browsing Theses by Author "La Croix, Michael Andrew"
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The combinatorics of the Jack parameter and the genus series for topological maps La Croix, Michael Andrew (University of Waterloo, 2009-08-19)Informally, a rooted map is a topologically pointed embedding of a graph in a surface. This thesis examines two problems in the enumerative theory of rooted maps. The b-Conjecture, due to Goulden and Jackson, predicts ...