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1990 Joint Mathematics Meetings
Louisville, KY, January 1720, 1990
Meeting #854
Associate secretaries:
Joseph A Cima, AMS cima@email.unc.edu
Kenneth A Ross, MAA ross@math.uoregon.edu
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics

Wednesday January 17, 1990, 7:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics, I

7:00 a.m.
Before Euler: The roots of mathematics and mathematics education in Russia in the age of Peter the Great.
Irving H. Anellis*, Iowa State University
(8540107)

7:30 a.m.
Dmitrii Egorov and the roots of modern Soviet mathematics.
Charles E. Ford*, Saint Louis University
(85401107)

8:05 a.m.
N. N. Luzin and the persistent problems of set theory.
Roger Cooke*, University of Vermont
(8540121)

8:40 a.m.
The Moscow school in the 1930's.
Sergei S. Demidov*, Soviet Academy of Sciences, USSR
(85401106)

9:25 a.m.
Calculus of variations and differential equations in Lagrange's mathematics 17651785.
Craig Fraser*, University of Toronto
(8540130)

Friday January 19, 1990, 12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics, II

12:00 p.m.
Lagrange multipliers: A study in the history of ideas.
Ed Barbeau*, University of Toronto
(85401234)

12:40 p.m.
Algebraic structure and the concept of time: An early approach to nonlinear problems.
Ubiratan D'Ambrosio*, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
(85401268)

1:15 p.m.
Ninetyfour years ago and now.
Marcia Ascher*, Ithaca College
(8540137)

1:50 p.m.
Mathematics as a profession in ancient Maya society.
Michael Closs*, University of Ottawa
(85401470)

2:20 p.m.
Lewis Carroll's encryption algorithms.
Stanley H. Lipson*, Kean College of New Jersey
Francine F. Abeles, Kean College of New Jersey
(85401135)
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