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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
AMSMAA Special Session on Research Papers by Undergraduates

Friday January 18, 1991, 12:00 p.m.3:20 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on Research Papers by Undergraduates, I

12:00 p.m.
Bootstrapping in principal component analysis.
Laura K. Gross*, Yale University
Vivek K. Goyal, State University of Iowa
Marcel R. Grenier, Eastern Connecticut State University
S. Jane Henley, Mount Holyoke College
Janice Gifford, Mount Holyoke College
(86362694)

12:30 p.m.
Exceptional lines and curvature of algebraic surfaces in C^3.
Chrissie Beaber, Mount Holyoke College
Eileen Cheng, Mount Holyoke College
Brendan Hassett*, Yale University
Gwen Lloyd, Bryn Mawr College
Donal O'Shea, Mount Holyoke College
Rebecca Runnels, College of the Holy Cross
(86314692)

1:00 p.m.
Some facts about CWATsets.
Martin Wattenberg*, Brown University
(86320693)

1:30 p.m.
Splitting of the characteristic polynomial of certain structured matrices, and information requirements for the determination of the inverse of an n x n persymmetric matrix.
Samuel Ferguson*, Brigham Young University
Charles R. Johnson, College of William and Mary
Tamir Shalom, Columbia University
(86315361)

2:00 p.m.
Reliability of consecutive systems.
Hope McIlwain*, Furman University
Douglas Shier, College of William and Mary
(86305838)

2:30 p.m.
Pebbling graphs.
David Moews*, University of California, Berkeley
(86305432)

3:00 p.m.
Existence, uniqueness and connectivity of sets generated by finite and infinite iterated function systems.
Stephanie Wukovitz*, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
(86358771)

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, 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)
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