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1991 Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Francisco, CA, January 1619, 1991
Meeting #863
Associate secretaries:
Andy R Magid, AMS amagid@ou.edu
Kenneth A Ross, MAA ross@math.uoregon.edu
Saturday January 19, 1991

Saturday January 19, 1991, 7:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, V

7:00 a.m.
Improving the achievement of minorities in mathematics: A formative evaluation of a community college program.
Susan L. Ganter*, Western Washington University
(86398501)

7:30 a.m.
Formal logic and key concepts as a foundation for calculus and discrete mathematics.
Robert B. Davis*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(86398384)

8:00 a.m.
Minimal expanded proofs.
Annie Selden, Tennessee Technical University
John Selden*, Tennessee Technical University
(8639830)

8:30 a.m.
Learning about linear functions.
Alan H. Schoenfeld*, University of California, Berkeley
(86398337)

9:00 a.m.
Informal Discussion

Saturday January 19, 1991, 7:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, IV

7:00 a.m.
Informal Discussion

7:25 a.m.
Launching a young scholars program.
David Fried*, Boston University
(86397689)

7:50 a.m.
Helping teachers teach teachers: The American mathematics project.
Philip A. Daro*, University of California, Oakland
(86397552)

8:15 a.m.
An interim report on the college preparatory mathematics: Major change from within project.
Elaine A. Kasimatis*, California State University, Northridge
Judith Kysh, University of California, Davis
G. Thomas Sallee, University of California, Davis
(86397636)

8:40 a.m.
Supporting the involvement of mathematicians and scientists in education reform.
Philip Wagreich*, University of Illinois, Chicago
(86398553)

9:05 a.m.
Teaching via problemsolving in a semidirected format.
Bert Fristedt*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(86397542)

9:30 a.m.
Calculus based upon student invention of concepts and techniques needed to solve problems.
Robert B. Davis*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(86397385)

Saturday January 19, 1991, 7:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on Research Papers by Undergraduates, II

7:00 a.m.
Cusp densities, commensurability, and arithmetic hyperbolic threemanifolds.
Timothy D. Comar*, Brown University
(86357408)

7:30 a.m.
Almost alternating links.
Jeffrey F. Brock*, Yale University
Timothy D. Comar, Brown University
Colin C. Adams, Williams College
John Bugbee, Williams College
Keith A. Faigin, Williams College
Amy M. Huston, Williams College
Anne M. Joseph, Williams College
David Pesikoff, Williams College
(86354545)

8:00 a.m.
An upper bound for rewritability in finite groups.
Jordan Ellenberg*, Harvard University
(86320738)

8:30 a.m.
Maximal order threerewriteable subgroups of symmetric groups.
John T. O'Bryan*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(86320232)

9:00 a.m.
Direct complements of invariant Langrangian subspaces.
Jonathan E. Rubin*, College of William and Mary
(86315325)

9:30 a.m.
Certain isometries on Rn.
Stanley S. Chang*, University of California, Berkeley
ChiKwong Li, College of William and Mary
(86315777)

Saturday January 19, 1991, 7:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Computing Optimal Geometries, IV

7:00 a.m.
Proving areaminimization by slicing.
Gary R. Lawlor*, Princeton University
(86349762)

7:30 a.m.
Computer animation of photosynthesis.
Nelson Max*, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and University of California, Davis
(86392307)

8:00 a.m.
Hyperbolic geometry is often optimal.
William P. Thurston*, Princeton University
(86351435)

8:30 a.m.
Geometric aspects of leftventricular (LV) hemodynamic simulation based on computed tomographic (CT)studies of the beating heart.
Hadil G. Sabbagh*, New York UniversityCourant Institute
Charles S. Peskin, New York UniversityCourant Institute
(86351369)

9:00 a.m.
Variational principles arising from Bayesian image understanding.
David Mumford*, Harvard University
(86368775)

9:30 a.m.
Optimal geometries and crystal growth.
Frederick J. Almgren*, Princeton University
(86349436)

Saturday January 19, 1991, 7:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Fourier Analysis, II

7:00 a.m.
Layer potentials and regularity of solutions to transmission problems with internal Lipschitz boundaries.
Eugene Fabes*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(86335837)

7:30 a.m.
On the solvability of elliptic partial differential equations.
Robert Fefferman*, University of Chicago
(86335642)

8:00 a.m.
Competing symmetries and extremals for geometric functionals.
Eric A. Carlen*, Princeton University
(86342836)

8:30 a.m.
Conformally invariant powers of the Laplacian.
C. Robin Graham*, University of Washington
(86353234)

9:00 a.m.
Groundstate energy of large atoms.
Charles Fefferman*, Princeton University
(86381643)

9:30 a.m.
Analytic nonhypoellipticity of overline partial _b.
Michael Christ*, University of California, Los Angeles
Daryl Geller, State University of New York, Stony Brook
(86342819)

Saturday January 19, 1991, 7:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Control Theory and Related Topics, II

7:00 a.m.
Informal Discussion

7:30 a.m.
Nonsmooth asymptotically stabilizing feedback controls.
Henry Hermes*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(86393220)

8:00 a.m.
On sets of attainability for nonlinear control systems.
Boris Kimelfeld*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(86393179)

8:30 a.m.
Algebraic differential equations and realizability.
Yuan Wang*, Florida Atlantic University
(86393174)

9:00 a.m.
NonEuclidean elastica.
Velimir Jurdjevic*, University of Toronto
(86349268)

9:30 a.m.
Fuller's phenomena.
Ivan Kupka*, University of Toronto
(86349189)

Saturday January 19, 1991, 7:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Analytical Methods in Convexity, II

7:30 a.m.
A generalization of Blaschketype relationships.
G. D. Chakerian*, University of California, Davis
K. Hann, University of California, Davis
(8635264)

8:00 a.m.
A representation for volume involving interior reach.
Jane R. SangwineYager*, Saint Mary's College
(86352765)

8:30 a.m.
Geometric applications of the maximum principle.
Mostafa Ghandehari*, Naval Postgraduate School
(8635283)

9:00 a.m.
A note on an integral of mean curvature.
Y. D. Chai*, University of California, Davis
(86352759)

9:30 a.m.
"Curve shortening" for relative geometries.
Michael E. Gage*, University of Rochester
(86352182)

7:00 p.m.
A functional with broad applications to metric and convex geometry.
Ralph Alexander*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(86352166)

Saturday January 19, 1991, 7:00 a.m.9:20 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Matrix Searching, Monge Arrays and Ackemann's Inverse: Algorithms and Lower Bounds, II

7:00 a.m.
Ackermann's inverse and computer circuits.
Nicholas Pippenger*, University of British Columbia
(86368804)

7:30 a.m.
Lower envelopes of line segments.
Peter Shor*, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey
(86368801)

8:00 a.m.
Lower bound for the unionfind problem.
Michael L. Fredman*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(86368803)

8:30 a.m.
An optimal algorithm with unknown time complexity for convex matrix searching.
Lawrence L. Larmore*, University of California, Riverside
(86368802)

9:00 a.m.
Superlinear lower bounds for matrix searching algorithms.
Maria Klawe*, University of British Columbia,
(86368800)

Saturday January 19, 1991, 7:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Arithmetical Algebraic Geometry, IV

7:00 a.m.
Congruences of modular forms on Shimura curves.
Fred Diamond*, Columbia University
Richard Taylor, Cambridge University, England
(86311241)

7:30 a.m.
Cap lambdaadic modular symbols and padic periods of modular forms.
Ralph Greenberg, Boston University
Glenn Stevens*, Boston University
(86314243)

8:00 a.m.
The local representation at p corresponding to a modular form mod p.
Bas Edixhoven*, University of California, Berkeley
(86314259)

8:30 a.m.
On certain classes in the cohomology of Siegal modular threefolds.
Neils Nygaard*, University of Chicago
(86314739)

9:00 a.m.
Constraints on Galois representations.
Nigel Boston*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(86311366)

9:30 a.m.
An example of nonvanishing Beilinson regulator.
M. V. Nori*, University of Chicago
(86311747)

Saturday January 19, 1991, 7:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#11: Part B
A survey of educational software
Organizers:
Virginia Knight, Meredith College
Vivian Kraines, Meredith College

Saturday January 19, 1991, 7:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#12: Part B
Writing in mathematics courses
Organizers:
George D. Gopen, Duke University
David A. Smith, Duke University

Saturday January 19, 1991, 7:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#16: Part A
A mathematician's introduction to the HP48SX scientific expandable calculator for firsttime users
Organizers:
John Kenelly, Clemson University
Don LaTorre, Clemson University

Saturday January 19, 1991, 7:00 a.m.9:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Group Theory and Algebra

7:00 a.m.
Ergodic extensions.
Edgar Reyes*, Southeastern Louisiana University
(8632050)

7:15 a.m.
Lattice isomorphic Abelian group.
John Poland, Carleton University
Kazem Mahdavi*, State University of New York, College at Potsdam
(8632072)

7:30 a.m.
Covering cyclic groups with sections.
Ali A. DadDel*, University of California, Davis
(86320717)

7:45 a.m.
Convergence to uniform on the finite Heisenberg group.
Maria Zack*, Texas Tech University
(86320565)

8:00 a.m.
A note on Von Dyck groups.
K. S. Wang*, Pennsylvania State University, New Kensington Campus
L. C. Grove, University of Arizona
(86320504)

8:15 a.m.
A density theorem for bicategories.
Robert Gordon*, Temple University, Philadelphia
A. J. Power, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
(86318344)

8:30 a.m.
Purirepresentable functors.
Alexandru Solian*, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
T. M. Viswanathan, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
(86318318)

8:45 a.m.
Nonstandard methods and finiteness conditions in algebra.
Matt Insall*, University of Missouri, Rolla
(86308158)

9:00 a.m.
What is a representation of a universal algebra?
William H. Rowan*, Oakland, California
(8630890)

9:15 a.m.
On the Cartesian closedness of topological algebras.
Vijaya L. Gompa*, Ball State University
(8632267)

9:30 a.m.
Schrodinger operators on coadjoint orbits.
Ziad S. Haddad*, La Jolla Insitute
(8632271)

9:45 a.m.
The Radon transform on finite groups.
Elinor Velasquez*, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla
(86344386)

Saturday January 19, 1991, 7:00 a.m.9:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations, I

7:00 a.m.
Breathers and nonlinear wave equations.
Satyanad Kichenassamy*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(86335155)

7:15 a.m.
Antiperiodic boundary value problems for higher order differential equations in Hilbert spaces.
Reza Aftabizadeh, Ohio University, Athens
Sergiu Aizicovici, Ohio University, Athens
Nicolae Pavel*, Ohio University, Athens
(86335473)

7:30 a.m.
Antiperiodic solutions to a class of abstract first and secord order evolution equations.
Reza Aftabizadeh, Ohio University, Athens
Sergiu Aizicovici*, Ohio University, Athens
Nicolae Pavel, Ohio University, Athens
(86335472)

7:45 a.m.
Monotone method for nonlocal problems.
A. S. Vatsala*, University of Southwestern Louisiana
(86335665)

8:00 a.m.
An algebra of generalized functions and solvability of differental equations.
Todor Todorov*, California Polytechnic State University
(86335846)

8:15 a.m.
An L1 equation error method for identifying coefficients of elliptic equations.
Robert Acar*, University of California, Riverside
Semian Gutman, University of Oklahoma
(86335820)

8:30 a.m.
A counterexample concerning the behavior of the pressure at time t=0 in the NavierStokes equations.
Owen Walsh*, University of British Columbia
John G. Heywood, University of British Columbia
(86335756)

8:45 a.m.
On periodic solutions to a nonresonant quasilinear parabolic equation.
Lew Lefton*, University of New Orleans
Victor Shapiro, University of California, Riverside
(86335753)

9:00 a.m.
Nonlinear reactor multigroup neutron transport system: Existence and stability problems.
Anthony W. Leung*, University of Cincinnati
Gen Shun Chen, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, People's Republic of China
(86335732)

9:15 a.m.
Localization of dependence for solutions of hyperbolic partial differential equations.
Henry A. Warchall*, University of North Texas
(8633570)

9:30 a.m.
The determination of the surface impedance of an obstacle.
Andrzej W. Kedzierawski*, Delaware State College
(86335656)

Saturday January 19, 1991, 7:00 a.m.9:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Functional Analysis, I

7:00 a.m.
Maximal ideals in local Carleman algebras.
Jamil A. Siddiqi*, Universit\'e Laval
(86346249)

7:15 a.m.
Positive discrete dynamical systems.
Ulrich Krause*, University of Bremen, Federal Republic of Germany
(86346278)

7:30 a.m.
A condition for a quasibarrelled (DF) space to be bornological.
Thomas E. Gilsdorf*, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
(86346352)

7:45 a.m.
Series representations of integrals.
Ivan Dobrakov*, University of California, Riverside
(86346444)

8:00 a.m.
Holomorphic functions in tubes associated with ultradistributions.
Richard D. Carmichael*, Wake Forest University
R. S. Pathak, Banaras Hindu University, India
S. Pilipovi\'c, University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia
(8634646)

8:15 a.m.
Directional derivatives of the trace norm.
Russell Bilyeu*, University of North Texas
(86346474)

8:30 a.m.
Noncompact operators on continuous function spaces.
Catherine Abbott, Francis Marion College
Elizabeth Bator, University of North Texas
Paul Lewis*, University of North Texas
(86346492)

8:45 a.m.
Strictly singular and strictly cosingular operators on continuous function spaces.
Catherine Abbott, Francis Marion College
Elizabeth Bator*, University of North Texas
Paul Lewis, University of North Texas
(86346493)

9:00 a.m.
On the Ktheory of analytic crossed products.
Paul Muhly, University of Iowa
Chaoxin Qiu*, University of Iowa
(86346497)

9:15 a.m.
On the KadecKlee property.
BorLuh Lin, University of Iowa
Wenyao Zhang*, University of Iowa
(86346499)

Saturday January 19, 1991, 7:00 a.m.9:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Topology, II

7:00 a.m.
On transversal subwebs of an (n+1)web.
Vladislav V. Goldberg*, New Jersey Institute of Technology
(86353311)

7:15 a.m.
On commutativity of products of the Nachbin compactification.
Margaret A. Gamon*, Carroll College
D. C. Kent, Washington State University
(86354359)

7:30 a.m.
The AttouchWets topology: A modification of the Hausdorff metric topology.
Gerald Beer*, California State University, Los Angeles
(86354398)

7:45 a.m.
On nearly open sets in bitopological spaces.
Jamuna P. Ambasht*, Benedict College
(86354550)

8:00 a.m.
Completeness of lambda+ (X).
Robert A. McCoy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Aaron R. Todd*, City College, City University of New York
(86354703)

8:15 a.m.
An approach to extensions of convergence spaces.
Ellen E. Reed*, Trinity School
(86354779)

8:30 a.m.
Finitely cyclic homogeneous continua.
Pawel Krupski, Tulane University
James T. Rogers, Jr.*, Tulane University
(86354789)

8:45 a.m.
Wallman compactifications in fuzzy topological spaces.
Ralph C. Steinlage*, University of Dayton
R. Lowen, RUCA, Antwerp, Belgium
P. Wuyts, RUCA, Antwerp, Belgium
(86354825)

9:00 a.m.
On some problems of K. Morita and H. Tamano.
Norm Howes*, Institute for Defense Analyses
(86354831)

9:15 a.m.
A retraction of the character variety for representations of a free group of rank n in SL_2 for n>=3.
J. Stuart Bratholdt*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(86354841)

9:30 a.m.
A compactification of an arbitrary topological space obtained by the Afilter process.
Hueytzen J. Wu*, Texas A\thsp\&\thsp I University, Kingsville
(86354864)

Saturday January 19, 1991, 7:00 a.m.9:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Analysis and Fluid Mechanics

7:00 a.m.
On some extension of the Pontryagin type maximum principle to the abnormal optimal control problems.
Urszula LedzewiczKowalewska*, Southern Illinois University
(86349731)

7:15 a.m.
Existence of discontinuous solutions in calculus of variation on infinite horizon.
Zengniang Tong*, University of Delaware
(86349143)

7:30 a.m.
Discrete variable methods for nonlinear extremal problems involving PDE.
John Gregory*, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Cantian Lin, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
(86349191)

7:45 a.m.
Singular problems of calculus of variations solved by equivalent problems.
Donald R. Snow*, Brigham Young University
(86349211)

8:00 a.m.
A variational problem governed by Filippov's evolution equation.
Toru Maruyama*, Keio University, Japan
(86349350)

8:15 a.m.
The sensitivity of optimal control problems to time delay.
Frank H. Clarke, University of Montreal
Peter R. Wolenski*, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
(86349588)

8:30 a.m.
Holding sets in infinite dimensional control systems.
Emilio O. Roxin*, University of Rhode Island
(86349672)

8:45 a.m.
On permanent capillarheavy waves in infinite channels.
Nabil Moussa*, American University in Cairo, Egypt
(8637660)

9:00 a.m.
1D closure models for slender viscoelastic fluid jets.
Karen D. Bolinger*, Arkansas State University
(86376564)

9:15 a.m.
Symmetry breaking and active deflection in Snell's law.
Mohsen Maesumi*, Tulane University
(86376563)

9:30 a.m.
Integrability of the Lorenz equations via the Painleve property.
Bhimsen K. Shivamoggi, University of Central Florida
Ram N. Mohapatra*, University of Central Florida
(86376383)

9:45 a.m.
On a pulsatile flow of a twophase viscous fluid in a tube of elliptic crosssection.
Lokenath Debnath*, University of Central Florida
(86376250)

Saturday January 19, 1991, 7:00 a.m.9:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Alternatives to the Lecture Method, III

7:00 a.m.
Mathematics by values, or "Why I hate mathematics."
Raymond F. Coughlin*, Temple University

7:20 a.m.
A rapid change of pace and group activities can enliven almost any class.
Carole A. Bauer*, Triton College

7:40 a.m.
Every teaching method I need to know I learned in elementary school.
David E. Boliver*, Trenton State College

8:00 a.m.
Reviving the spirit in a mathematics classroom.
Clement E. Falbo*, Sonoma State University
Thomas P. Falbo, Ohlone College

8:20 a.m.
"Brainstorming" in the classroom.
Ben Goertzel*, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

8:40 a.m.
Fifteen years of PSI at PSU.
Marguerite Gravez*, Pennsylvania State University, Allentown Campus

9:00 a.m.
Small groups in a liberal arts math course.
Robert A. Fontenot*, Whitman College

9:20 a.m.
Group learning in traditional lower division courses.
C. Patrick Collier*, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

9:40 a.m.
Cooperative group learning in college algebra.
Elton E. Beougher*, Fort Hays State University

Saturday January 19, 1991, 7:00 a.m.8:20 a.m.
MAA CUPM Subcommmittee on Assessment of Undergraduate Majors Panel Discussion
Assessment: Definitions and examples
Organizers:
Bernard L. Madison, University of Arkansas

Saturday January 19, 1991, 7:05 a.m.9:45 a.m.
MAA Session on Statistics and Probability, III

7:05 a.m.
Statistics and Macintosh computers: Using HyperCard to teach statistics.
Walter Chromiak, Dickinson College
Allan Rossman*, Dickinson College

7:20 a.m.
Elementary integrated statistics via electronic classroom: A course.
Homer Austin, Salisbury State University
Barbara Wainwright*, Salisbury State University

7:35 a.m.
The design and implementation of a statistics microcomputer laboratory classroom.
Richard A. Alo*, University of HoustonDowntown
Carol Jones Vobach, University of HoustonDowntown

7:50 a.m.
Research papers in a business statistics course.
Pat Foard*, South Plains College

8:05 a.m.
A computer component for a probability course.
Joan T. Hallett*, California State University, San Bernardino

8:20 a.m.
Recommendations from industrial experience for college statistics courses.
Raymond N. Greenwell*, Hofstra University

8:35 a.m.
Turning statistics on itself: Data analysis and simple approximation theorems.
Robert Decker*, University of Hartford

8:50 a.m.
Classroom presentations aimed at decreasing the misuse of Pearson's Correlation Coefficient.
Barbara Alvin*, Eastern Washington University

9:05 a.m.
Geometric models for teaching factor analysis.
Sylvia M. Svitak*, Queensborough Community College

9:20 a.m.
An approach to independent sets.
Harris S. Shultz*, California State University, Fullerton
Ray C. Shiflett, Mathematical Sciences Education Board, Washington, DC

9:35 a.m.
Copulas, characterization, correlation, and counterexamples.
Roger B. Nelsen*, Lewis and Clark College and Mount Holyoke College

Saturday January 19, 1991, 7:50 a.m.9:50 a.m.
MAA Session on Using History in the Teaching of Mathematics, II

7:50 a.m.
An alternative approach to the history of mathematics.
Claudia A. Henrion*, Middlebury College and Dartmouth College

8:15 a.m.
Mathematics of the bells.
Angela B. Shiflet*, Wofford College

8:40 a.m.
A history course designed around ideas.
Joseph F. Conrad*, Pennsylvania State University, Altoona

8:55 a.m.
A Women's History Month project: Famous women in mathematics.
Regina Baron Brunner*, Cedar Crest College

9:10 a.m.
Undergraduate history of mathematics: Success from teamteaching.
Stuart Anderson*, East Texas State University

9:25 a.m.
The history of mathematics as taught in a seminar.
Herbert E. Kasube*, Bradley University

9:40 a.m.
The rise and fall of Euclidean geometry.
Mark Huibregtse*, Skidmore College and Texas A & M University

Saturday January 19, 1991, 8:00 a.m.8:50 a.m.
MAA Special Presentation

8:00 a.m.
Symbolic computation in geometry and algebra.
Dana S. Scott*, Carnegie Mellon University

Saturday January 19, 1991, 8:00 a.m.9:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Turbulence, Mathematical Aspects, II

8:00 a.m.
A rigorous mathematical approach to decaying selfsimilar homogeneous turbulence.
Ciprian Foias*, Indiana University, Bloomington
(86335406)

8:40 a.m.
Informal Discussion

9:00 a.m.
Deterministic analogues of turbulence.
Peter D. Lax*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
(86376117)

9:40 a.m.
Informal Discussion

Saturday January 19, 1991, 9:00 a.m.9:55 a.m.
NAM Business Meeting

Saturday January 19, 1991, 9:05 a.m.9:55 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
The Nbody problem: Where parallel algorithms, graph theory, and fluid dynamics meet.
Jill P. Mesirov*, Thinking Machines Corporation.

Saturday January 19, 1991, 10:10 a.m.11:00 a.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Compound soap bubbles, shortest networks, and minimal surfaces.
Frank Morgan*, Williams College and Institute for Advanced Study

Saturday January 19, 1991, 11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
National Science Foundation Informal Discussion Group on Education and Research

Saturday January 19, 1991, 12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
NAM ClaytorWoodard Lecture

Saturday January 19, 1991, 12:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on Research Papers by Undergraduates, III

12:00 p.m.
Computing Fibonacci numbers rapidly.
Brendan J. Babb*, Oregon State University
(86311823)

12:30 p.m.
Coordinatefree generalizations of the Gershgorin Circle Theorem.
Andrew H. Kresch*, Yale University
Jill R. Kelly, Yale University
Lily Khadjavi, Harvard University
Keith M. Slonski, Gettysburg College
Irene Thomas, Mount Holyoke College
(86315824)

1:00 p.m.
Convergence problems for finite sets of matrices.
Jos\'e Miguel Urbano*, University of Coimbra, Portugal
(86315525)

1:30 p.m.
When the sum of the cubes is the square of the sum.
Jerald Bope, Williams College
Joel Foisy, Williams College
Shea Friedland, Williams College
Maura Gallagher, Williams College
Deidre D. Goodwin*, Willliams College
Jennifer Gyori, Williams College
Thomas Tucker, Williams College
(86305863)

2:00 p.m.
The number of residues in the Fibonacci sequence modulo P.
Heather M. Johnston*, University of Chicago
(86311868)

2:30 p.m.
Critical points of real polynomials in two variables.
Alan Durfee, Mount Holyoke College
Jeff Roy*, Harvard University
Nathan Kronenfeld, Harvard University
Heidi Munson, St. Olaf College
Ina Westby, Saint Olaf College
(86314746)

3:00 p.m.
Distances forbidden by some twocoloring of Q^2.
Dave Witte, Williams College
Michael Reid*, University of California, Berkeley
Douglas S. Jungreis, University of California, Berkeley
(86399877)

3:30 p.m.
Characterization of the ShapleyShubik and Banzhaf power indices with transfer and fairness axioms.
ChengJih Chen*, Columbia University
David Housman, Drew University
(86390878)

4:00 p.m.
The classification of minimal nonprimepower order groups.
David P. Moulton*, University of California, Berkeley
Joseph A. Gallian, University of Minnesota, Duluth
(86320867)

Saturday January 19, 1991, 12:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Fourier Analysis, III

12:00 p.m.
Harmonic measure for the exterior of a convex domain.
David Jerison*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(86335541)

12:30 p.m.
Some nonlinear problems related to harmonic measure.
Peter Jones*, Yale University
(8634222)

1:00 p.m.
Spectral gaps.
Daniel W. Stroock*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(86360850)

1:30 p.m.
Estimates for homogeneous and inhomogeneous boundary value problems.
Carlos E. Kenig*, University of Chicago
(86335770)

2:00 p.m.
On the circular maximal function.
Gerd Mockenhaupt*, University of California, Los Angeles
(86342835)

2:30 p.m.
The Neumann problem for second order divergence form elliptic operator.
Jill Pipher*, Brown University
(86335840)

3:00 p.m.
Averages over convex hypersurfaces.
Andreas Seeger*, Princeton University
Alexander Nagel, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Stephen Wainger, University of Wisconsin, Madison
(8634262)

3:30 p.m.
Problems related to local smoothing of Fourier integral operators.
Christopher D. Sogge*, University of California, Los Angeles
(8633540)

4:00 p.m.
Lewy's harmonic gradient mappings in higher dimensions.
Stewart Gleason, Prudential Reinsurance Company, Newark, New Jersey
Thomas Wolff*, California Institute of Technology
(86335156)

Saturday January 19, 1991, 12:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Control Theory and Related Topics, III

12:00 p.m.
Semigroup methods in system theory on Lie groups.
Jimmie D. Lawson*, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
(86393265)

12:30 p.m.
Optimal control and differential games with measures.
E. N. Barron*, Loyola University of Chicago
R. Jensen, Loyola University of Chicago
J. L. Menaldi, Wayne State University
(86349109)

1:00 p.m.
Deterministic control theory and viscosity solutions of Bellman's equations.
Lawrence C. Evans*, University of California, Berkeley
(86335221)

1:30 p.m.
Dynamic programming for problems with unbounded controls.
James R. Dorroh, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Guillermo Ferreyra*, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
(86393110)

2:00 p.m.
Informal Discussion

2:30 p.m.
Saturated outputs for high gain selfexciting networks.
Morris W. Hirsch*, University of California, Berkeley
(8633435)

3:00 p.m.
The free Lie algebra and the symmetric group.
Adriano M. Garsia*, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla
(86305222)

3:30 p.m.
Spectral geometry of Riemannian foliations.
Seiki Nishikawa, Tohoku University, Japan
Philippe Tondeur*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
Lieven Vanhecke, Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium
(8635812)

Saturday January 19, 1991, 12:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Analytical Methods in Convexity, III

12:00 p.m.
Averages of planar sections of convex bodies.
Paul Goodey*, University of Oklahoma
Wolfgang Weil, University of Karlsruhe, West Germany
(86352167)

12:30 p.m.
Continuous dependence of eigenvalues on the domain.
Ralph Howard*, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Paul Sisson, University of South Carolina, Columbia
(86352404)

1:00 p.m.
kdimensional and Gstructured aspects of convex bodies.
Eric L. Grinberg*, Temple University, Philadelphia
(86353382)

1:30 p.m.
Convex sets determined by finitely many Xrays.
R. J. Gardner*, University of California, Davis
(86352292)

2:00 p.m.
Overlap problems for convex bodies and inequalities for mixed volumes.
Wolfgang Weil*, University of Karlsruhe, West Germany
(86352168)

2:30 p.m.
Worn stones.
Wm. J. Firey*, Oregon State University
(8635269)

Saturday January 19, 1991, 12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#10: Part C
Chaotic dynamical systems
Organizers:
Robert L. Devaney, Boston University

Saturday January 19, 1991, 12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#13: Part B
Great theorems from mathematical analysis: 16891881
Organizers:
William Dunham, Hanover College

Saturday January 19, 1991, 12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#14: Part B
Actuarial mathematics
Organizers:
Jonathan Kane, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

Saturday January 19, 1991, 12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#15: Part B
Learning abstract algebra by programming in ISETL
Organizers:
Ed Dubinsky, Purdue University
Uri Leron, Technion\endash IIT

Saturday January 19, 1991, 12:00 p.m.2:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry

12:00 p.m.
LCMstability of extensions of formal power series rings characterizes Dedekind domains.
John T. Condo*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(86313653)

12:15 p.m.
Matlis reflexive modules.
Richard G. Belshoff*, Southwest Missouri State University
(86313733)

12:30 p.m.
Splitting of prime ideals and valuations.
Bao Ping Jia*, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
(86313757)

12:45 p.m.
The AuslanderReiten quiver of a Dedekind domain.
Jeremy Haefner*, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
(86313772)

1:00 p.m.
Schemes of glueing dimension zero.
Khomo T. S. Mohapeloa*, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
(86314481)

1:15 p.m.
Surfaces in Gr P^3.
Mark W. Gross*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(86314626)

1:30 p.m.
Classification of rational polynomials with a C*fiber.
Shulim Kaliman*, Wayne State University
(86314340)

1:45 p.m.
On singular Schubert varieties in G/P.
James S. Wolper*, University of Western Ontario and Hamilton College
(86314328)

2:00 p.m.
A conjecture about rational space curves.
Sherwood Washburn*, Seton Hall University
(86314324)

2:15 p.m.
Stable vector bundles on Enriques surfaces.
Hoil Kim*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(86314124)

2:30 p.m.
Axics  a 3D algebra.
Michael F. Smith*, University of Connecticut, Storrs
(86314242)

Saturday January 19, 1991, 12:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations, II

12:00 p.m.
Maximum principles for weakly coupled parabolic systems.
Chiping Zhou*, University of Hawaii, Honolulu
(86335646)

12:15 p.m.
Scattering from full tensor bianisotropic structuresA class of exact solutions.
D. K. Cohoon*, West Chester University
(86335635)

12:30 p.m.
Formally hypoelliptic operators.
Ralph A. Artino*, City College, City University of New York
Jose BarrosNeto, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(86335621)

12:45 p.m.
A boundary value problem for twodimensional wave equation.
Nezam Iraniparast*, Western Kentucky University
(86335615)

1:00 p.m.
A symmetry reduction of the equations for a fourlevel solid state laser system.
Martha Abell*, Georgia Southern University
Lila Roberts, Georgia Southern University
(86335578)

1:15 p.m.
Continuous dependence of antiperiodic solutions.
Zhixiong Cai*, Ohio University, Athens
(86335569)

1:30 p.m.
Dead cores of semilinear reactiondiffusion systems.
C. Y. Chan, University of Southwestern Louisiana
TaiWai Fung*, University of Southwestern Louisiana
(86335566)

1:45 p.m.
Approximating the solutions of certain first order partial differential equations.
H. Poorkarimi*, University of TexasPan American
(86335561)

2:00 p.m.
Unique solvability of NavierStokes equations in a half space.
Huakang Chang*, University of British Columbia
(86335532)

2:15 p.m.
Spacially nontemperate pseudodifferential operators and sphere extensions.
Houshang H. Sohrab*, Towson State University
(8633548)

2:30 p.m.
Adsorption in R^n, II.
Seth F. Oppenheimer*, Mississippi State University
(86335446)

2:45 p.m.
Long time classical solutions of a nonlinear wave equation.
John A. Crow*, Oregon State University
(86335442)

3:00 p.m.
Anticrowding population models in several space variables.
Gaston E. Hernandez*, University of Connecticut, Storrs
(86335348)

3:15 p.m.
The approximation approach for overdetermined and underdetermined boundary value problems.
Selim Krein, Institute of Forest Technology, USSR
Serge Lvin*, University of Maine, Orono
(86335246)

3:30 p.m.
Geometrical evolution of the interfaces in the FitzHughNagumo equations.
PeiLi Chen*, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
(86335154)

3:45 p.m.
On a Stefan problem for quasilinear parabolic equation.
Igor Malyshev*, San Jose State University
(86335153)

4:00 p.m.
Singularities in the YangMills equations.
Thomas Otway*, University of Texas, Austin
(86335118)

Saturday January 19, 1991, 12:00 p.m.3:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Functional Analysis, II

12:00 p.m.
Shift operators on C(K).
M. Rajagopalan*, Tennessee State University
(8634654)

12:15 p.m.
On the origin of weak convergence.
John J. Saccoman*, Seton Hall University
(8634656)

12:30 p.m.
On the asymptoticnorming property of Banach spaces.
Zhibao Hu*, University of Iowa
BorLuh Lin, University of Iowa
(86346570)

12:45 p.m.
Rational moment problems for closed sets.
James D. Chandler, Jr.*, East Carolina University
(86346593)

1:00 p.m.
Khinchine's inequality and Carleson measures.
Daniel H. Luecking*, University of Arkansas
(86346627)

1:15 p.m.
Isometries of function spaces.
J. Jamison*, Memphis State University
A. Kaminska, Memphis State University
(86346676)

1:30 p.m.
Quasitriangular subalgebras of semifinite von Neumann algebras are closed.
Victor Kaftal*, University of Cincinnati
Gary Weiss, University of Cincinnati
David Larson, Texas A\thsp\&\thsp M University, College Station
(86346701)

1:45 p.m.
A Nehari type theorem.
Victor G. Kaftal, University of Cincinnati
Gary Weiss*, University of Cincinnati
David Larson, Texas A\thsp\&\thsp M University, College Station
(86346702)

2:00 p.m.
Isometries of spaces of analytic functions.
Krzysztof Jarosz*, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
(86346716)

2:15 p.m.
A remark on geometry of Banach lattices.
K. Sundaresan*, Cleveland State University
(86346783)

2:30 p.m.
Composition of distributions of several variables.
Piotr Antosik*, California Polytechnic State University
(86346794)

2:45 p.m.
Extreme npositive linear maps.
SzeKai Tsui*, Oakland University
(86346827)

3:00 p.m.
On a problem of A. S. Wightman.
Leonid Romanyuk*, San Jose State University
(86346845)

3:15 p.m.
Smoothing integrable functions.
William Margulies*, California State University, Long Beach
(86346849)

Saturday January 19, 1991, 12:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
MAA Session on Alternatives to the Lecture Method, IV

12:00 p.m.
Enliven finite mathematics: Use cooperative learning, journal writing, and individual projects.
Regina Baron Brunner*, Cedar Crest College

12:20 p.m.
Alternatives to the lecture method: Group problems.
Aaron I. Stucker*, United States Naval Academy

12:40 p.m.
Making students players, not spectators.
Douglas H. Underwood*, Whitman College

1:00 p.m.
Making eye contact over the computers.
Margie Hale*, Ithaca College

1:20 p.m.
Active involvment and shared responsibilities by students.
Marcia Birken*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Sally Fischbeck, Rochester Institute of Technology

1:40 p.m.
Integration of a successful performance enhancement strategy into an instructional delivery format.
Charles H. Roberts*, Michigan State University, East Lansing

2:00 p.m.
Teaching calculus in a laboratory.
Robert Decker*, University of Hartford

2:20 p.m.
Replacing lectures with discussions and computer experiences.
Nancy Baxter*, Dickinson College
Ed Dubinsky, Purdue University, West Lafayette

2:40 p.m.
Intelligent computeraided instruction: An interactive approach to mathematics education.
Richard O'Lander*, St. John's University

3:00 p.m.
Adapting the "learning cycle" to mathematics.
Richard A. Mitchell*, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

3:20 p.m.
Proofs and axiom systems for freshmen.
Anthony D. Berard Jr.*, King's College

3:40 p.m.
The enhancement of concept development in calculus through the use of the graphing calculator.
Juan Melin*, University of Iowa

4:00 p.m.
A cooperative learning intervention among mathematicallyatrisk college students in intermediate college algebra.
G. Joseph Wimbish*, Huntingdon College

4:20 p.m.
Using management to teach mathematics.
William E. Fenton*, Bellarmine College

Saturday January 19, 1991, 12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Committee on Employment and Educational Policy Panel Discussion
The employment process: How can we do better?

Saturday January 19, 1991, 12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
MAANCTM Panel Discussion
Discrete mathematics: Making the connection between the high school and college curricula
Moderators:
Don S. Balka, Saint Mary's College
s:
Bernadette H. Perham, Ball State University
Stephen B. Maurer, Swarthmore College
Timothy V. Craine, Trinity College

Saturday January 19, 1991, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Turbulence, Mathematical Aspects, III

1:00 p.m.
Vortex equilibria in turbulence theory and quantum analogues.
Alexandre J. Chorin*, University of California, Berkeley
(8637610)

1:40 p.m.
Informal Discussion

2:00 p.m.
Vorticity and renormalization in turbulence.
Andrew J. Majda*, Princeton University
(8637681)

2:40 p.m.
Informal Discussion

Saturday January 19, 1991, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#12: Part C
Writing in mathematics courses
Organizers:
George D. Gopen, Duke University
David A. Smith, Duke University

Saturday January 19, 1991, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#15: Part C
Learning abstract algebra by programming in ISETL
Organizers:
Ed Dubinsky, Purdue University
Uri Leron, Technion\endash IIT

Saturday January 19, 1991, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#16: Part B
A mathematician's introduction to the HP48SX scientific expandable calculator for firsttime users
Organizers:
John Kenelly, Clemson University
Don LaTorre, Clemson University

Saturday January 19, 1991, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#17: Part B
Instituting a mathematics placement program: Creating order out of chaos in freshman mathematics
Organizers:
Mary McCammon, Pennsylvania State University

Saturday January 19, 1991, 2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
AMS Committee on Science Policy Panel Discussion
How can the AMS help the international mathematics community
Inquiries: meet@ams.org