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1992 Joint Mathematics Meetings
Baltimore, MD, January 811, 1992
Meeting #871
Associate secretaries:
Lance W Small, AMS lwsmall@ucsd.edu
Kenneth A Ross, MAA ross@math.uoregon.edu
Friday January 10, 1992

Friday January 10, 1992, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, III

8:00 a.m.
An overview of vertically integrated projects.
Judith S. Sunley*, National Science Foundation
(87198436)

8:05 a.m.
DIMACS, a vertically integrated center.
Daniel Gorenstein*, Rutgers University, Piscataway
(87197523)

8:20 a.m.
DIMACS education programs.
Joseph G. Rosenstein*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(87197520)

8:40 a.m.
The geometry center.
Albert Marden*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(87199301)

8:55 a.m.
Vertically integrated education programs at the geometry center, Minneapolis, MN.
Harvey Keynes*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(87198256)

9:15 a.m.
Regional institute in dynamical systems at Boston University.
Robert L. Devaney*, Boston University
(87198233)

9:30 a.m.
Report on contemporary mathematics and technology as a driving force for educational reform.
Jonathan Choate*, Groton School, Groton, Massachusetts
(87198195)

9:45 a.m.
The Regional Geometry Institute, Park City: A mathematician's apology.
Herb Clemens*, University of Utah
(87198273)

10:00 a.m.
The regional geometry institute as a crosscultural experience.
Naomi D. Fisher*, University of Illinois, Chicago
(87197211)

10:15 a.m.
Geometry in the machine age: The five college regional geometry institute.
Donal O'Shea*, Mount Holyoke College
(87198589)

10:30 a.m.
The education side of the Five Colleges Regional Geometry Institute.
P. Martin Conway*, Granby, Massachusetts
(87197618)

10:40 a.m.
Comments and Questions

Friday January 10, 1992, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Bergman Spaces, II

8:00 a.m.
A sharp estimate for A^p,^alpha functions in C^n.
Dragan Vukoti\'c*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(87130278)

8:30 a.m.
Random analytic functions in Bergman spaces.
Gregory Bomash*, Michigan State University
(87130171)

9:00 a.m.
Majorization and domination in the Bergman space.
Boris Korenblum, State University of New York, Albany
Kendall Richards*, Southwestern University
(87130207)

9:30 a.m.
Outer functions in the Bergman space.
Boris Korenblum*, State University of New York, Albany
(87130144)

10:00 a.m.
Cyclic vectors for the shift on Bergman spaces.
John Akeroyd*, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
(8713097)

10:30 a.m.
Solvability of boundary value problems using Fock space estimates.
Dmitry Khavinson, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Harold S. Shapiro*, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
(87130517)

Friday January 10, 1992, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Invariant Theory, I

8:00 a.m.
Unipotent actions on affine space.
Dennis M. Snow*, University of Notre Dame
(87114406)

8:30 a.m.
Another look at Dickson's invariants for finite linear groups.
James E. Humphreys*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(87120138)

9:00 a.m.
Minimal nilpotent orbits, symmetric pairs, differential operators.
Ranee Brylinski*, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Bertram Kostant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(87122498)

9:30 a.m.
Embeddings of homegeneous spaces and quotients of embeddings of groups.
Lex Renner*, University of Western Ontario
(87114228)

10:00 a.m.
Highest weight vectors in tensor products.
Roger Howe*, Yale University
(8711572)

10:30 a.m.
Most modules of covariants are not CohenMacaulay.
Michel Brion*, Institut Fourier de Mathematics, France
(87113251)

Friday January 10, 1992, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Interaction of Harmonic Analysis, Signal Processing and Computational Mathematics, II

8:00 a.m.
Optical wavelet networks.
Walter Schempp*, University of Siegen, Germany
(87143602)

8:30 a.m.
Sampling, interpolation and the Nyquist density in some function spaces related to signal analysis.
Kristian Seip*, University of Trondheim, Norway
(87130339)

9:00 a.m.
New optimal multilayer neural networks in a generalized Fock space setting.
Rui J. P. DeFigueiredo*, University of California, Irvine, CA
(87143337)

9:30 a.m.
Timebandtime limiting operators, restricted polynomial expansions, and approximation.
Marci Perlstadt*, Drexel University
(87141427)

10:00 a.m.
Wavelet based approximation in the optimal control of distributed parameter systems.
Chris Brislawn*, Los Alamos National Laboratory
I. G. Rosen, University of Southern California
(8714908)

10:30 a.m.
Multiresolutions and wavelets: Algebraic structure and families in relation with Shannon's sampling theory and the Gabor transform.
Akram Aldroubi*, Mathematics and Signal Processing Group, Maryland
Michael Unser, National Institute of Health, Maryland
(87142205)

Friday January 10, 1992, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Stability and Control, I

8:00 a.m.
Optimal stabilization.
V. Lakshmikantham*, Florida Institute of Technology
(87149267)

8:30 a.m.
Higher derivatives of Lyapunov functions and stability analysis.
S. Sivasundaram*, EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University
(87134108)

9:00 a.m.
Instability for autonomous functional differential equations.
John R. Haddock*, Memphis State University
Younhee Ko, Memphis State University
(87134333)

9:30 a.m.
Invariance, stability and viability in control systems.
Emilio Roxin*, University of Rhode Island
(87149145)

10:00 a.m.
Stability of impulsive differential systems.
S. K. Kaul, University of Regina
S. Leela*, State University of New York, College at Geneseo
(87134117)

10:30 a.m.
Parabolic quenching phenomena.
C. Y. Chan*, University of Southwestern Louisiana
(87135208)

Friday January 10, 1992, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Topology, I

8:00 a.m.
Combinatorial homotopy and multiple groupoids.
JeanPierre Meyer*, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Gabrielle Abramson, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
(87155243)

8:30 a.m.
v_1periodic homotopy groups of Sp(n).
Martin Bendersky, Hunter College, City University of New York
Donald M. Davis*, Lehigh University
Mark Mahowald, Northwestern University
(87155236)

9:00 a.m.
The homology of elementary Abelian groups and the cohomology of the Steenrod algebra.
J. Michael Boardman*, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
(87155235)

9:30 a.m.
Rational functions and divisor spaces.
Martin A. Guest*, University of Rochester
(87155237)

10:00 a.m.
Free representations of 2groups by signed permutation matrices.
Michael E. Hoffman*, United States Naval Academy, Maryland
(87155238)

10:30 a.m.
The periodic Hopf ring of connective Morava Ktheory.
Richard Kramer*, Wayne State University
(87155239)

Friday January 10, 1992, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#11: Part A
Instituting a mathematics placement program: creating order out of chaos in freshman mathematics
Organizers:
Philip C. Curtis, Jr., University of California, Los Angeles

Friday January 10, 1992, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#12: Part A
Mathematical modeling with a spreadsheet
Organizers:
Stephen D. Comer, The Citadel
Hughes B. Hoyle, III, The Citadel

Friday January 10, 1992, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#13: Part A
Integrating calculus and physics for freshmen
Organizers:
Joan R. Hundhausen, Colorado School of Mines
F. Richard Yeatts, Colorado School of Mines

Friday January 10, 1992, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#14: Part A
The Fibonacci and Catalan numbers
Organizers:
Ralph P. Grimaldi, RoseHulman Institute of Technology

Friday January 10, 1992, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Applications of Mathematics to Social and Biological Sciences and Systems Theory, II

8:00 a.m.
Nonlinear predictability in time series of vectors.
Harold M. Hastings*, Hofstra University
(87193431)

8:15 a.m.
Global exponential stabilization for a nonlinearly perturbed Kirchoff plate.
Mary E. Bradley*, University of Louisville
(87193446)

8:30 a.m.
A convolution method for twodimensional inverse heat conduction problem.
Shishen Xie*, University of Houston, Downtown
Clyde F. Martin, Texas Tech University
(87193491)

8:45 a.m.
Polynomials in discrete dynamical systems.
M. Hadi Moadab*, Virginia State University
(87193504)

9:00 a.m.
Inverses of holomorphic matrices.
John Jones, Jr.*, Air Force Institute of Technology, Ohio
(8719320)

9:15 a.m.
Direct methods in the calculus of variations via orthogonal polynomials.
Mohsen Razzaghi*, Mississippi State University
(87193293)

9:30 a.m.
Norm quadratic residue codes.
Dorothy W. Andreoli, Dartmouth College
Philip D. Tiu*, Dartmouth College
(87194622)

9:45 a.m.
Null spaces and detection of topology errors in electric power networks.
K. A. Clements, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
P. W. Davis*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(87194417)

10:00 a.m.
Hankeltype transforms: Additivity of supports under convolution and signal reconstruction.
Michael Rawn*, Manchester College
(87194155)

10:15 a.m.
Elliptic equations and global integrability of the gradient.
Craig A. Nolder*, Florida State University
(87198493)

10:30 a.m.
Polar coordinates and the mean value theorem.
Morteza ShafiiMousavi*, Indiana University, South Bend
(87198192)

10:45 a.m.
Solstice: An electronic journal of geography and mathematics.
Sandra Lach Arlinghaus*, Institute of Mathematical Geography, Michigan
(8719973)

Friday January 10, 1992, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Graph Theory

8:00 a.m.
Almost all Steinhaus graphs have diameter two.
Neal Brand*, University of North Texas
(87105151)

8:15 a.m.
On the number of maximum genus embedddings of almost all graphs.
Saul Stahl*, University of Kansas
(87105295)

8:30 a.m.
Coloring Cayley graphs with the Tutte polynomial.
Nancy Celniker*, Whittier College
(87105275)

8:45 a.m.
Spans of Tcolorings and simple Tsets.
David Carlton*, Harvard University
(87105269)

9:00 a.m.
Parity subgraph, shortest cycle cover and postman tour.
CunQuan Zhang*, West Virginia University
(87105107)

9:15 a.m.
Subtree and substar intersection numbers.
YiWu Chang*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(87105489)

9:30 a.m.
Forbidden subgraphs of graphs uniquely Hamiltonianconnected from a vertex.
Patti Frazer Lock*, Saint Lawrence University
(87105478)

9:45 a.m.
nVertex graphs.
Virginia Wright*, Emory University
(87105455)

10:00 a.m.
The leafage of chordal graphs.
InJen Lin*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(87105454)

10:15 a.m.
On the 1factor graph of a graph.
John C. George*, Lubbock, Texas
(87105378)

10:30 a.m.
On Eulerian embeddings.
Tom\'a\v s Dvo\v r\'ak*, University of South Carolina
Ivan Havel, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Czechoslovakia
Petr Liebl, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Czechoslovakia
(87105565)

10:45 a.m.
A generalization of Vizing's Theorem on domination.
Jason Fulman*, Harvard University
(87105534)

Friday January 10, 1992, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Research in Undergraduate Education, II

8:00 a.m.
Writing to learn mathematics.
Peggie A. Smith*, University of the District of Columbia
(87100816)

8:20 a.m.
Writing proofs.
Russell Jay Hendel*, Dowling College
(87100717)

8:40 a.m.
Metacognitive behavior in four types of mathematics problems. An expertnovice study.
Jack Bookman*, Duke University
(87100703)

9:00 a.m.
A time to remain silent: Silence and speech in the mathematics classroom.
Margaret Murray*, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
(87100723)

9:20 a.m.
The instructor's 'mistake' is the student's gain: Social learning and problemsolving in the classroom.
Harriet Edwards*, California State University, Fullerton
(87100709)

9:40 a.m.
An evaluation of grading the work of peers as a means of learning higherlevel mathematics skills.
Vincent P. Schielack, Jr.*, Texas A\thsp\&\thsp M University, College Station
(87100731)

10:00 a.m.
Collegiate mathematics education: An application for intelligent technology.
Richard O'Lander*, St. John's University
(87100726)

10:20 a.m.
Writing and mathematical apprenticeship.
Anne E. Brown*, Saint Mary's College
(87100704)

10:40 a.m.
Poincare in mathematics education.
Simon Quint*, Stockton State College
(87100729)

Friday January 10, 1992, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on A Toolbox for Liberal Arts Mathematics Courses, II

8:00 a.m.
Videotapes, films and research papers = A successful mathematics course for liberal arts students.
Marguerite Gravez*, Pennsylvania State University, Allentown Campus
(87100803)

8:15 a.m.
Mathematical experiences for reluctant students.
JoAnne S. Growney*, Bloomsburg University
(87100804)

8:30 a.m.
Flexible format and content plans for finite mathematics.
Emelie Kenney*, Siena College
(87100808)

8:45 a.m.
A new core mathematics course.
George T. Crocker*, Samford University
(87100796)

9:00 a.m.
Cluster of courses in art, mathematics, and composition offered at Lock Haven University  Fall 1991.
Dean Wagner*, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
(87100819)

9:15 a.m.
What every college student should know about chaos!
Richard Barshinger*, Pennsylvania State University, Dunmore
(87100792)

9:30 a.m.
Dynamical systems as an introduction to mathematics.
Mysore S. Jagadish*, Barry University
(87100861)

9:45 a.m.
Strategies using writing in mathematics.
Peggie A. Smith*, University of the District of Columbia
(87100862)

10:00 a.m.
Learning to enjoy mathematics: Techniques for teaching `mathematical investigations'.
Gail Kaplan*, Washington College
(87100807)

10:15 a.m.
From sewer pipes to point set: An experiential introduction to topology.
Victor J. Donnay*, Bryn Mawr College
(87100798)

10:30 a.m.
Lanchester combat models.
Alan Levine*, Franklin and Marshall College
(87100809)

10:45 a.m.
Mr. Markov plays `Chutes and Ladders'.
Steven Gadbois*, Rhodes College
(87100799)

Friday January 10, 1992, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Informal Discussion
Educational mathematics Ph.D. program
Richard Grassl, University of Northern Colorado
Igor Szczyrba, University of Northern Colorado

Friday January 10, 1992, 8:00 a.m.9:20 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Statistics for the twentyfirst century
Organizers:
Florence S. Gordon, New York Institute of Technology
Sheldon P. Gordon, Suffolk Community College
Panelists:
Robert V. Hogg, University of Iowa
J. Laurie Snell, Dartmouth College
Ann Watkins, California State University, Northridge

Friday January 10, 1992, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Lie groups and ergodic theory.
Marina Ratner*, University of California, Berkeley

Friday January 10, 1992, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Strengthening Underrepresented Minority Mathematics Achievement Workshop
Organizers:
Winson Coleman, University of the District of Columbia
Carol Malloy, University of North Carolina

Friday January 10, 1992, 9:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA CUPM Subcommittee on Calculus Reform and the First Two Years Panel Discussion
Site testing of new calculus projects
Panelists:
Tom Dick, Oregon State University
Ed Dubinsky, Purdue University
Deborah Hughes Hallett, Harvard University
David A. Smith, Duke University
Moderators:
Wayne Roberts,

Friday January 10, 1992, 9:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA ad hoc Committee on Mathematics and the Environment Panel Discussion
Getting started

Friday January 10, 1992, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
CSP Invited Address

Friday January 10, 1992, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Optimization for extended services for heat transfer.
J. Ernest Wilkins, Jr.*, Clark Atlanta University
(87100866)

Friday January 10, 1992, 12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
NAM CoxTalbot Address
Ethomathematics; A natural focus for NAM.
Gloria Gilmer*, MathTech. Inc.

Friday January 10, 1992, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture III
Finite models for percolation.
Robert P. Langlands*, Institute for Advanced Study

Friday January 10, 1992, 1:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Preparing for Future College Teaching, I

1:00 p.m.
A teaching seminar for graduate students.
Robert H. McDowell*, Washington University
(87198135)

1:30 p.m.
Oregon State University's proseminar on preparation for college teaching.
Mary Flahive*, Oregon State University
Dennis Garity, Oregon State University
(87198136)

2:00 p.m.
Thematic seminars and perspective courses.
M. Zuhair Nashed*, University of Delaware
(87198325)

2:40 p.m.
The Dartmouth teaching seminar: How has it worked and where do we go from here?
Kenneth P. Bogart*, Dartmouth College
(8719844)

3:05 p.m.
Preparation for college teaching.
Joel V. Brawley*, Clemson University
(87198134)

3:30 p.m.
Alternative teaching methods and the international graduate student.
E. P. Merkes*, University of Cincinnati
(8719854)

3:55 p.m.
The preparation for college teaching of mathematics  a personal experience.
Herbert E. Kasube*, Bradley University
(8719836)

Friday January 10, 1992, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Bergman Spaces, III

1:00 p.m.
Hankel operators on Bergman spaces of the unit disk.
Daniel H. Luecking*, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
(8714723)

1:30 p.m.
Weighted Bergman projections on the polydisc.
Kehe Zhu*, State University of New York, Albany
(87132206)

2:00 p.m.
Extremal functions in the Dirichlet space.
Stefan Richter*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Carl Sundberg, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(87147341)

2:30 p.m.
Hankel operators of higher weight.
Jaak Peetre, University of Stockholm, Sweden
Richard Rochberg*, Washington University
(87130271)

3:00 p.m.
Representations of the norms in BergmanSelberg spaces on strips and half planes.
Saburou Saitoh*, Gunma University, Japan
(87130203)

3:30 p.m.
A p^_alpha classes of caloric functions in halfspaces and boundedness of Bergmantype operator.
Ashot Djrbashian*, Los Angeles, California
(87147141)

Friday January 10, 1992, 1:00 p.m.3:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics, I

1:00 a.m.
What's new in the history of mathematics?
Frank Swetz*, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg
(87101353)

1:45 a.m.
The life and work of Joaquim Gomes de Sousa.
Ubiratan D'Ambrosio*, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
(8710165)

2:30 a.m.
Cayley's derivation of Euclidean from projective geometry and the adjunction argument in invariant theory.
Paul R. Wolfson*, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
(87101359)

Friday January 10, 1992, 1:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Environmental Modeling, II

1:00 p.m.
Thresholds in persistance of territorial species.
Roland H. Lamberson*, Humboldt State University
Joseph E. Carroll, Humboldt State University
(87192594)

1:40 p.m.
Optimal control of parabolic PDE governing beaver populations.
Suzanne Lenhart*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(87192593)

2:20 p.m.
Traffic congestion and urban land use.
Frederic Y. M. Wan*, University of Washington
(87192596)

Friday January 10, 1992, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Invariant Theory, II

1:00 p.m.
The life and work of James Joseph Sylvester (18141897): An overview.
Karen Hunger Parshall*, University of Virginia
(87101300)

1:25 p.m.
Sylvester's proof of Newton's rule for the number of imaginary roots.
Joseph P. S. Kung*, University of North Texas
(87106146)

1:50 p.m.
Symmetry classes of functions.
GianCarlo Rota*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(87120605)

2:15 p.m.
Invariants of four medials and invariants of lines.
Rosa Q. Huang*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(87113542)

2:45 p.m.
Equivalence and invariant theory.
Peter J. Olver*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(87113139)

3:15 p.m.
Invariance and invariants in applied discrete geometry.
Walter J. Whiteley*, Champlain Regional College and University of Montreal
(87151252)

3:40 p.m.
Capelli's theory and supersymmetric algebras.
Andrea Brini*, University of Bologna, Italy
Antonio Teolis, ENEA, Bologna, Italy
(87105343)

Friday January 10, 1992, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Function Theoretic Methods in Partial Differential Equations, I

1:00 p.m.
Half Dirichlet problems for the Dirac operator in the unit ball of R^n.
Heinrich Begehr*, Freie University of Berlin, Germany
Z. Xu, Fudan University, China
(87135130)

1:30 p.m.
The planar oil cap problem.
Robert P. Gilbert*, University of Delaware
GuoChun Wen, Peking University, China
(87135524)

2:00 p.m.
On the use of Bergman operators in the theory of minimal surfaces.
Erwin O. Kreyszig*, Carleton University,
(87135100)

2:30 p.m.
Reproducing kernel methods for illposed problems involving partial differential operators.
M. Zuhair Nashed*, University of Delaware
(87135324)

3:00 p.m.
Analytic representations with wavelet expansions.
Gilbert G. Walter*, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
(87130554)

3:30 p.m.
Sampling theorems associated with Dirichlet and Neumann problems for Schrodinger equation.
Ahmed I. Zayed*, University of Central Florida
(87135322)

3:55 p.m.
A simple solution method for the first boundary value problem of the polyharmonic equation.
Steven H. Schot*, American University
(8713101)

Friday January 10, 1992, 1:00 p.m.3:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Stability and Control, II

1:00 p.m.
A generalization of the KalmanYakubovic lemma.
A. V. Balakrishnan*, University of California, Los Angeles
(87193268)

1:30 p.m.
A blockparallel Newton's method: Convergence and control applications.
D. D. Siljak*, Santa Clara University
A. Zecevic, Santa Clara University
(87193423)

2:00 p.m.
Robust stability of distributed parameter countrol systems.
G. S. Ladde*, University of Texas, Arlington
ITsung Li, General Dynamics, Michigan
(8719341)

2:30 p.m.
Bilinear control systems with special structure.
Otomar H\'ajek*, Case Western Reserve University
(8714930)

3:00 p.m.
Uniform boundary stabilizability of von Karman plate with a light viscous damping.
M. Bradley, University of Virginia
I. Lasiecka*, University of Virginia
(87135169)

Friday January 10, 1992, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Topology, II

1:00 p.m.
On the category of BPunstable modules.
Takuji Kashiwabara*, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
(87155386)

1:30 p.m.
Life without the telescope conjecture.
Douglas C. Ravenel*, University of Rochester
(87155245)

2:00 p.m.
Lin's theorem and localization of finite complexes.
Hal Sadofsky*, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
(87155246)

2:30 p.m.
The telescope of a Thom spectrum.
Mark Mahowald, Northwestern University
Paul Shick*, John Carroll University
(87155247)

3:00 p.m.
The length of DyerLashof operations and stable Postnikov systems.
Michael Slack*, University of Virginia
(87155248)

3:30 p.m.
A Bousfield localization approach to unstable periodic homotopy groups.
Robert D. Thompson*, Northwestern University
(87155249)

Friday January 10, 1992, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Symplectic Topology, III

1:00 p.m.
Symplectic mapping problems.
Lisa Traynor*, State University of New York, Stony Brook
(87153495)

1:40 p.m.
Uniqueness of symplectic blowups in rational or ruled symplectic 4manifolds.
Francois Lalonde*, University of Quebec at Montreal,
(87153344)

2:25 p.m.
On the dual billiard map.
Serge Tabachnikov*, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
(8715846)

3:00 p.m.
An isoperimetric inequality and pseudoholomorphic curves.
Jon Wolfson*, Michigan State University
(87153178)

3:40 p.m.
Discussion

Friday January 10, 1992, 1:00 p.m.3:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Group Theory

1:00 p.m.
Subdirectly reducible groups and edgeminimal graphs with given automorphism group.
Albert J. Goodman*, University of Chicago
(87120186)

1:15 p.m.
Finite groups with special 2generator property.
Tuval Foguel*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(87120191)

1:30 p.m.
On union of fuzzy subgroups.
Ravinder Kumar*, Alcorn State University
Husni H. Saleh, Alcorn State University
(87120214)

1:45 p.m.
Anagrams in groups.
Lawren Smithline*, Harvard University
(87120223)

2:00 p.m.
The tensor product of a semilattice with a semilattice generated by a poset.
James A. Anderson*, University of South Carolina, Spartanburg
(87120154)

2:15 p.m.
The finite basis problem for identities of representations of finite groups over a commutative noetherian ring.
Samuel M. Vovsi*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(87120351)

2:30 p.m.
Finite groups.
Catherine Sugar*, Pomona College
Eric Wepsic, Harvard University
David Patrick, CarnegieMellon University
(87120335)

2:45 p.m.
Cyclicizers, centralizers, and normalizers.
David Patrick*, CarnegieMellon University
Eric Wepsic, Harvard University
(87120312)

3:00 p.m.
A_4rewritability.
Eric Wepsic*, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Kevin O'Bryant, RoseHulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana
Lawren Smithline, Harvard University
(87120419)

Friday January 10, 1992, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory, II

1:00 p.m.
Diophantine relations between rings of Sintegers of algebraic functions in one variable over constant fields of positive characterictic.
Alexandra Shlapentokh*, York College, City University of New York
(87111548)

1:15 p.m.
The total zeta function of an order in a general algebra.
Michael D. Seyfried*, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
(87111586)

1:30 p.m.
Evaluation of Zeta(n) and L(n) by the Euler transformation.
Jonathan D. Sondow*, Yeshiva University
(87111466)

1:45 p.m.
Normic criteria for pextensions of pregular fields.
Ruth I. Berger*, Memphis State University
(87111488)

2:00 p.m.
Solitary Galois extensions of algebraic number fields.
Leonid Stern*, Towson State University
(8711109)

2:15 p.m.
Real even symmetric forms.
William R. Harris*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(8711168)

2:30 p.m.
padic poles and pEisenstein behavior of higher order Bernoulli polynomials.
Arnold Adelberg*, Grinnell College
(87111307)

2:45 p.m.
Indefinite quadratic and hermitian forms and associated modular forms.
Y. Sankaran*, Sanatana Dharma College, India
(87111156)

3:00 p.m.
On unit solutions of the equation (1)x+y+z=xyz in totally imaginary quartic fields.
Jonathan Gordon, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
LiangCheng Zhang, Southwest Missouri State University
Hugh M. Edgar*, San Jose State University
(87111202)

3:15 p.m.
A new formulation of the Goldbach conjecture.
Larry J. Gerstein*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(87111199)

3:30 p.m.
Steinitz classes of tamely ramified nonabelian extentions of algebraic number fields of degree p^3.
James Carter*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(87111487)

3:45 p.m.
On the minimal polynomials of rational exponential sums.
Charles H. Toll*, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland
(87112185)

Friday January 10, 1992, 1:00 p.m.4:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Ordinary Differential Equations, I

1:00 p.m.
Solution in the large of a certain differential equation containing arbitrary number of regular singular points.
T. K. Puttaswamy*, Ball State University
(87134553)

1:15 p.m.
Quadratic dynamical systems and algebras.
Arthur A. Sagle*, University of Hawaii, Hilo
Michael Kinyon, University of Utah
(87134560)

1:30 p.m.
Monotone method for nonlinear first order integrodifferential system.
Josaphat A. Uvah*, University of West Florida
(87134619)

1:45 p.m.
Stability results for impulsive differential systems with applications to population growth models.
Xinzhi Liu*, University of Waterloo
(8713404)

2:00 p.m.
Spectral inequalities.
Philip Savoye*, Mansfield University
(8713405)

2:15 p.m.
A constructive method for a class of inverse spectral problems.
K. Shantha Jayawardena*, Iowa State University
(8713456)

2:30 p.m.
On a nonlinear antiperiodic twopoint boundary value problem.
Yong Huang*, Ohio State University, Marion
(87134111)

2:45 p.m.
Singular perturbations of integrodifferential equations in Banach Space.
Hetao Liu*, Southern Illinois University
(87134262)

3:00 p.m.
Methods for reflection coefficient problems with turning points at infinity.
Jishan Hu*, West Virginia University
(87134292)

3:15 p.m.
Steadystate diffusion in nonhomogeneous environments with nonlinear interface conditions.
V. Anuradha, Mississippi State University
J. B. Garner*, Mississippi State University
R. Shivaji, Mississippi State University
(87134330)

3:30 p.m.
A result on the asymptotic behavior of solutions of a class of higher order neutral delay equations.
John R. Graef*, Mississippi State University
Paul W. Spikes, Mississippi State University
Myron K. Grammatikopoulos, University of Ioannina, Greece
(87134334)

3:45 p.m.
The maximal and minimal operator norms on the unitization of Banach algebra.
A. K. Gaur*, Duquesne University
(87146591)

4:00 p.m.
Control of flexible systems by a mathematical programming approach.
M. NouriMoghadam*, Pennsylvania State University, Lehman
I. S. Sadek, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
(8719350)

4:15 p.m.
Asymptotic stability of a linear damped wave equation.
Bo Zhang*, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
(8713535)

Friday January 10, 1992, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Real Functions

1:00 p.m.
Functions continuous is Lambdavariation.
Franciszek PrusWisniowski*, Syracuse University
(87126617)

1:15 p.m.
On sets of symmetric points.
Lin Hammill*, Simon Fraser University
(87126458)

1:30 p.m.
Generalization of a HardyLittlewoodPolya inequality.
Parviz KhajehKhalili*, Christopher Newport College
(87126474)

1:45 p.m.
Mean value properties for symmetrically differentiable functions.
Michael J. Evans*, North Carolina State University
Shusheng Fu, Fuzhou University, People's Republic of China
(8712647)

2:00 p.m.
Double and iterated limits with applications to generalized integrals.
ChengMing Lee*, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
(8712664)

2:15 p.m.
On Peano differentiable functions.
Hajrudin Fejzic*, Michigan State University
(8712666)

2:30 p.m.
Intersection of continuous functions with smooth functions.
Jack B. Brown*, Auburn University, Auburn
(87126263)

2:45 p.m.
Different methods for representing Walsh functions.
Nasser Dastrange*, Buena Vista College
(87126328)

3:00 p.m.
Coincident self similar sets and their Hausdorff dimension.
Mark Smiley*, Goucher College, Towson, MD
(87128532)

3:15 p.m.
The packing measure and the symmetric derivation basis measure.
Sandra Meinershagen*, Northwest Missouri State University
(8712812)

3:30 p.m.
Integration and PCauchy sequences.
Russell A. Gordon*, Whitman College
(8712822)

3:45 p.m.
On convergence of the average (1/N)Epsilon^n_n=1f(T^nx)g(S^nx)h(R^nx).
Qing Zhang*, Ohio State University, Columbus
(8712891)

4:00 p.m.
Groupoid homomorphisms and conjugacy of skew product actions.
Raymond C. Fabec, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Edgar N. Reyes*, Southeastern Louisiana University,
(87128190)

Friday January 10, 1992, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on The ``sevenintofour'' Problem, II

1:00 p.m.
A core mathematics program with discrete mathematics before calculus.
David C. Arney*, United States Military Academy, West Point
Frank R. Giordano, United States Military Academy, West Point
(87100754)

1:30 p.m.
A calculus lab for elementary statistics.
Richard J. Cleary*, Cornell University and St. Michael's College
(87100757)

2:00 p.m.
AUGMENT: Augsburg's new lowerdivision program for mathematics and science majors.
Larry Copes*, Augsburg College
Suzanne Doree, Augsburg College
(87100758)

2:30 p.m.
The first two years of college mathematica.
W. Davis, Ohio State University, Columbus
H. Porta*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
P. Tannenbaum, California State University, Fresno
J. J. Uhl, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(87100766)

3:00 p.m.
7 goes into 4 with a positive remainder.
John M. Kellett*, Gettysburg College
(87100762)

3:30 p.m.
A 2 credit (!!) linear algebra?
Richard Barshinger*, Pennsylvania State University, Dunmore
(87100755)

3:45 p.m.
The mathematics curriculum at Gannon University.
Gerald A. Kraus*, Gannon University
(87100763)

Friday January 10, 1992, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on A Toolbox for Liberal Arts Mathematics Courses, III

1:00 p.m.
Mathematical thinking in liberal arts.
S. C. Bhatnagar*, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(87100793)

1:15 p.m.
Mathematical ideas for liberal arts students.
Stefanos Gialamas*, Columbia College
(87100800)

1:30 p.m.
Mathematics and culture: A liberal arts mathematics course.
Kathleen M. Shannon*, Salisbury State University
(87100815)

1:45 p.m.
Great problems of mathematics: A course based on original sources.
Reinhard C. Laubenbacher, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
David J. Pengelley*, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
(87100812)

2:00 p.m.
Cooperative learning assignment sampler.
Regina Baron Brunner*, Cedar Crest College
(87100794)

2:15 p.m.
How to make small group dynamics work in a liberal arts mathematics course.
Tracy GoodsonEpsy*, Trevecca Nazarene College
(87100802)

2:30 p.m.
Constructing concepts with collaborative groups and computers in liberal arts mathematics courses.
Joe Wimbish*, Huntingdon College
(87100820)

2:45 p.m.
Computer simulation of chaotic billiards.
Deborah Cousins*, Bryn Mawr College
Reena Freedman, Bryn Mawr College
Eli Fulton, Bryn Mawr College
Abby Kay, Bryn Mawr College
Que Van, Bryn Mawr College
(87100795)

3:00 p.m.
Experiences with computer laboratory exercises in a survey of mathematics course.
Judy E. Ackerman*, Montgomery College
Zdanna Skalsky, Montgomery College
(87100791)

3:15 p.m.
Sets: Tools to promote thinking.
Waldo A. Torres*, Cayey University College
(87100818)

3:30 p.m.
Proof as a topic for psychology students.
Paul M. Perdew*, University of Scranton
(87100813)

3:45 p.m.
The classics of astronomy understood through mathematics.
Louise A. Golland*, University of Chicago Computing Organizations
(87100801)

Friday January 10, 1992, 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#9: Part B
Learning abstract algebra by programming in ISETL
Organizers:
Ed Dubinsky, Purdue University
Uri Leron, TechnionIIT

Friday January 10, 1992, 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#11: Part B
Instituting a mathematics placement program: creating order out of chaos in freshman mathematics
Organizers:
Philip C. Curtis, Jr., University of California, Los Angeles

Friday January 10, 1992, 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Committee on Student Chapters and ad hoc Committee on Mathematics and the Environment Student Workshop
Environmental mathematics

Friday January 10, 1992, 2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
AMS and Board on Mathematical Sciences Joint Panel Discussion
Educating mathematicians
Moderators:
Ronald G. Douglas, SUNY at Stony Brook
Panelists:
Fred Gehring, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Karen Uhlenbeck, University of Texas, Austin

Friday January 10, 1992, 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Association of Research Libraries Session
Electronic delivery of scientific and technical information to scientists
Ann Okerson,
Keith Dennis,
Lorrin Garson,
David Rodgers,

Friday January 10, 1992, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Real numbers with bounded partial quotients.
Jeffrey Shallit*, University of Waterloo

Friday January 10, 1992, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
RMMC Board of Directors

Friday January 10, 1992, 3:20 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Retiring Presidential Address
Mathematics goes public.
Lida K. Barrett*, Mississippi State University

Friday January 10, 1992, 4:25 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Business Meeting

Friday January 10, 1992, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
AMS Session for Reviewers for Mathematical Reviews

Friday January 10, 1992, 7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#15: Part A
Why, when and how to use CAS calculators in calculus and linear algebra instruction
Organizers:
John Kenelly, Clemson University
Donald R. LaTorre, Clemson University

Friday January 10, 1992, 7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#16: Part A
Challenging students with research projects in calculus
Organizers:
Douglas Kurtz, New Mexico State University
David Pengelley, New Mexico State University

Friday January 10, 1992, 7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
AMS Panel Discussion
Employment in industry for mathematicians

Friday January 10, 1992, 7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation of Poetry Reading
Organizers:
JoAnne Growney,
Dan Kalman,
Elena Marchisotto,

Friday January 10, 1992, 7:30 p.m.8:20 p.m.
Second Annual MAA Student Chapters' Lecture

Contemporary problems in graph theoy.
Carolyn R. Mahoney*, California State University, San Marcos

Friday January 10, 1992, 7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
MAA CAS Workshop Reunion
Organizers:
Donald B. Small, West Point

Friday January 10, 1992, 7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
MAA Committee on the Participation of Women Special Presentation
New 1991 skits
Organizers:
Patricia C. Kenschaft,

Friday January 10, 1992, 8:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
AMS Committee on Science Policy Panel Discussion
PhD employment: is there a crisis?
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