Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Dr. Virgil Pierce

Second Advisor

Dr. Paul Bracken

Third Advisor

Dr. Timothy Huber


In this paper we are exploiting connections between the Differential Fay Identities and the partition function of Gaussian Unitary Random Matrices. The partition function has a asymptotic expression whose terms give the generating function for the enumeration of ribbon graphs partitioned by genus. These ribbon graphs (k; j), of k vertices of degree j have an orientation in genus g where the edges are represented as ribbons. Furthermore, we will develop connections between the Differential Fay Identities and introduce several theorems between the hierarchies of the identities. Lastly, we will briefly explore the first Differential Fay Identity that contains the KP equation.


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Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American

Included in

Mathematics Commons