204C Maxim Doucet Hall
Ph.D. 1986 University of Houston
My main area of interest is span theory, which is a topic in continuum theory. The span X is defined when X is a continuum with a metric on it. Span can be thought of as a continuous analogue of diameter. This concept can be used to study the geometric properties of a space. It can also be used to study the geometric properties of related spaces.
Selected research publications:
- West, Thelma, The spans of five star-like simple closed curves, Glas. Mat. Ser. III, 42 (62) (2007),411--425.
- West, Thelma R., The symmetric span of a disk and its boundary, Topology Proc., 31 (2007),349--360.
- West, Thelma, Spans of continua related to indented circles, Glas. Mat. Ser. III, 39(59) (2004),171--183.
- West, Thelma, Spans of spaces contained in a convex disc cross an arc, Continuum theory (Denton, TX 1999), Lecture Notes in Pure and Appl. Math., 230 (2002),321--330.
- West, Thelma, Spans of certain continua cross arcs, Houston J. Math., 28 (2002),833--848.
- West, Thelma, Spans of various two cells, surfaces, and simple closed curves, Glas. Mat. Ser. III, 37(57) (2002),383--392.
- McClendon, Michael Scott and West, Thelma, On the counting of caterpillar continua, J. Combin. Math. Combin. Comput., 38 (2001),177--183.