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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
Saturday January 11, 1992

Saturday January 11, 1992, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Invariant Theory, III

8:00 a.m.
Invariants of vectorvalued symmetric and hermitian forms.
Thomas Garrity, Williams College
Robert Mizner*, Williams College
(87115119)

8:25 a.m.
SO(2) invariants of a set of 2x2 matrices.
Helmer Aslaksen*, National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore
(8711507)

8:50 a.m.
Algebraic group actions on flag varieties.
Jozsef Horvath*, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
(87114193)

9:15 a.m.
Some determinantal identities.
Lin Tan*, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
(87113633)

9:40 a.m.
Moduli space constructors for complete intersections.
Amassa Fauntleroy*, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
(87113612)

10:05 a.m.
Syzygies and the Moyal algebra.
Joseph P. Brennan*, North Dakota State University, Fargo
(87113611)

10:30 a.m.
When is a ring of torus invariants a polynomial ring?
David L. Wehlau*, University of Toronto
(87122494)

Saturday January 11, 1992, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Function Theoretic Methods in Partial Differential Equations, II

8:00 a.m.
Applications of function theoretic methods.
Peter A. McCoy*, United States Naval Academy
(8713590)

8:30 a.m.
Intrinsic Dirac operators in C^n.
John Ryan*, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
(87135179)

9:00 a.m.
A function theoretic method for inhomogeneous second order elliptic systems and its applications to thermoelastic problems.
Yongzhi Xu*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(8713580)

9:30 a.m.
Gradients derived by variational means.
J. W. Neuberger*, University of North Texas
(87135180)

10:00 a.m.
The twodimensional stability of plane couette flow.
Isom H. Herron*, Howard University
(87176342)

10:30 a.m.
Uniform stabilization of planar networks of Timoshenko beams.
John E. Lagnese*, Georgetown University
(87135616)

Saturday January 11, 1992, 8:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Stability and Control, III

8:00 a.m.
On mathematical models of hysteresis.
I. D. Mayergoyz*, University of Maryland, College Park
(8719349)

8:30 a.m.
On a certain type of Higher Order Maximum Principle (HMP).
Urszula LedzewiczKowalewska*, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
(87149514)

9:00 a.m.
Global stability via perturbing Lyapunov functions.
A. S. Vatsala*, University of Southwestern Louisiana
S. G. Rajalakshmi, Southwest Missouri State University
(87134506)

9:30 a.m.
Nonlinear variation of parameters formula for matrix differential equations.
Donald W. Fausett*, Florida Institute of Technology
(87134332)

Saturday January 11, 1992, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Topology, III

8:00 a.m.
The Ktheory localization of loops on an odd sphere and applications.
Lisa Langsetmo*, Northwestern University
(87155240)

8:30 a.m.
On the double transfer.
Nori Minami*, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
(87155241)

9:00 a.m.
Agenerators for the Dickson algebra.
Nguyen H. V. Hung, University of Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Franklin P. Peterson*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(87155244)

9:30 a.m.
MU* of mappingclass groups.
Jack Morava*, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
(87155242)

10:00 a.m.
The BrownPeterson homology of the classifying spaces BO and BO(n).
Dung Yung Yan*, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
(87155250)

10:30 a.m.
The pperiod of a pperiodic group of finite virtual cohomological dimension.
Yining Xia*, Ohio State University, Columbus
(8715599)

Saturday January 11, 1992, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Symplectic Topology, IV

8:00 a.m.
Complex structures on the tangent bundles of Riemannian manifolds.
Laszlo Lempert*, Purdue University, West Lafayette
Robert Szoke, Eotvos University, Hungary
(87132194)

8:45 a.m.
Seifert fibration on aspherical CR manifolds.
Yoshinobu Kamishima*, Kumamoto University, Japan
(87157287)

9:25 a.m.
Symplectic displacement energy for Lagrangian submanifolds.
Leonid Polterovich*, TelAviv University, Israel
(87158288)

10:10 a.m.
Symplectic topology of minimal Lagrangian submanifolds in EinsteinKahler manifolds.
YongGeun Oh*, Institute for Advanced Study
(87153170)

Saturday January 11, 1992, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#8: Part B
CAS laboratory projects for first year calculus using DERIVE
Organizers:
Carl L. Leinbach, Gettysburg College
Marvin L. Brubaker, Messiah College

Saturday January 11, 1992, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Commutative Algebra

8:00 a.m.
Some remarks on primal ideals.
J. H. Kim*, East Carolina University
(87113309)

8:15 a.m.
Idempotent computation over finite fields.
Richard A. Davis*, National Security Agency, Ft. Meade, Maryland
(87113184)

8:30 a.m.
Integer valued rational functions.
K. Alan Loper*, Ohio State University, Newark
(87113365)

8:45 a.m.
On the lengths of factorizations of elements in an algebraic number ring.
Scott Chapman*, Trinity University
William W. Smith, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
(87113469)

9:00 a.m.
Hilbert polynomial of a certain ladder determinantal ideal.
Devadatta M. Kulkarni*, Oakland University
(8711388)

9:15 a.m.
Determinantal rings associated with symmetric matrices: A counterexample.
Janet Andersen*, Hope College
(87113280)

9:30 a.m.
Projective resolutions of generic order ideals.
Saeja Oh Kim*, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
(87113475)

9:45 a.m.
Sheaf cohomology of generic hyperplane arrangements.
Keith A. Brandt*, University of Wisconsin, Madison
(87113484)

10:00 a.m.
Valuations defined by Ostrowski nets.
David M. Mathews*, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
(87113536)

10:15 a.m.
On relations between Jacobians and resultants of polynomials in two variables.
T. Sakkalis*, Oakland University
(87114122)

10:30 a.m.
Characterizing an algebraic automorphism by the radical of its minimal polynomial.
Mowaffaq Hajja*, Yarmouk University, Jordan
(87112467)

Saturday January 11, 1992, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Linear and Associative Algebra

8:00 a.m.
The gap of the graff of a semisimple matrix.
Javad F. Habibi*, Muskingum College
(87115515)

8:15 a.m.
Distance and parallelism between flats in R^n.
Arthur M. Dupr\'e, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Seymour Kass*, University of Massachusetts, Boston
(87115425)

8:30 a.m.
A representation of solutions of difference equations and applications.
R. Kit Kittappa*, Millersville University
(87115501)

8:45 a.m.
On the matrix power X^n over finite fields.
Maria T. AcostadeOrozco*, Pennsylvania State University, Beaver Campus
Javier GomezCalderon, Pennsylvania State University, New Kensington Campus
(87115317)

9:00 a.m.
An inversion relation of multinomial type.
Daniel Moak*, Michigan Technical University
Konrad Heuvers, Michigan Technical University
K.P.S. Bhaskara Rao, Indian Statistical Institute, India
Karen Collins, Wesleyan University
(87115352)

9:15 a.m.
Weak semiprime rings.
Hossain Khabazian*, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran
(87116613)

9:30 a.m.
tNoetherian tfully right bounded rings.
Heakyung Lee*, Winthrop College
Peter Vachuska, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
(8711689)

9:45 a.m.
Homological dimensions of idealizer and subidealizer rings.
John Koker*, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
(87116418)

10:00 a.m.
A Brauer homomorphism for generic Hecke algebras of type A_n.
Lenny Jones*, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
(87116585)

10:15 a.m.
Blocks in tame nearrings.
Gary L. Peterson*, James Madison University
(87116259)

10:30 a.m.
Morphism nearrings of metacyclic groups.
J. J. Malone*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Gordon Mason, University of New Brunswick
(87116415)

Saturday January 11, 1992, 8:00 a.m.10:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Ordinary Differential Equations, II

8:00 a.m.
Asymptotic stability of Volterra difference equations.
Saber Elaydi*, Trinity University
(87134336)

8:15 a.m.
Stability of neural nets.
Semen Koksal*, Florida Institute of Technology
S. Sivasundaram, EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University
(87134346)

8:30 a.m.
Existence and comparison results for dynamic systems on time scale.
Billur Kaymakcalan*, Florida Institute of Technology
(87134347)

8:45 a.m.
Controllability of impulsive differential equations.
Farzana McRae*, Florida Institute of Technology
(87134348)

9:00 a.m.
On Kronecker product selfadjoint boundary value problems.
Michael D. Shaw*, Florida Institute of Technology
K. N. Murty, Andhra University,
(87134349)

9:15 a.m.
A variation of Lyapunov second method to impulsive differential equations.
J. Vasundhara Devi*, Florida Institute of Technology
(87134350)

9:30 a.m.
A new survey of quadratic systems.
Jinghuang Tian*, Academia Sinica, Peoples Republic of China
(87134188)

9:45 a.m.
A result on a feedback system of ordinary differential equations.
A. S. Elkhader*, Northern State University
(87134224)

10:00 a.m.
Differentiation of solutions of difference equations with respect to right focal boundary values.
Anjali Datta, Auburn University, Auburn
Johnny Henderson*, Auburn University, Auburn
(87134216)

10:15 a.m.
Solvability and unsolvability of boundary value problems.
Ann DeBortoli*, Auburn University, Montgomery
Johnny Henderson, Auburn University, Auburn
(87134217)

Saturday January 11, 1992, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Reseach in Undergraduate Education, III

8:00 a.m.
Some effects of computer programming and computer graphics on the conceptual knowledge and problem solving strategies of calculus students  an example.
Fredric Tufte*, University of Wisconsin, Platteville
(87100736)

8:20 a.m.
The power of visualization algebra and precalculus.
Iris Brann Fetta*, Clemson University
(87100713)

8:40 a.m.
The effects of computer/calculator graphing and discovery style teaching in differential calculus.
George Emese*, Ohio State University, Columbus
(87100710)

9:00 a.m.
Concept development and problem solving in a calculus class immersed in the computer algebra system mathematica.
Deborah A. Crocker*, Miami University
(87100707)

9:20 a.m.
Trying it again: A handson abstract algebra course for high school teachers.
Uri Leron*, TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology, Israel
(87100719)

9:40 a.m.
Microworlds, scripts and ISETL.
John Daly, State University of New York, College at Oswego
Jack Narayan*, State University of New York, College at Oswego
(87100724)

10:00 a.m.
A role for ISETL in assisting liberal arts students in understanding sets and logic.
Joe Wimbish*, Huntingdon College
(87100738)

10:20 a.m.
Computerbased linear algebra.
Mazen Shahin*, College Misericordia
Donald Muench, Saint John Fisher College
(87100733)

10:40 a.m.
A new approach to teaching linear algebra using ISETL.
Donald L. Muench*, Saint John Fisher College
Mazen Shahin, College Misericordia
(87100722)

Saturday January 11, 1992, 8:00 a.m.8:50 a.m.
MAA CUPM Subcommittee on Symbolic Computer Systems and CCIME Special Presentation
Processes and symbols in the mind
Speakers:
David Tall,

Saturday January 11, 1992, 8:15 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics, II

8:15 a.m.
The foundations of the method of fluxions in 18th century Britain.
Erik Sageng*, Saint John's College
(8710131)

8:55 a.m.
Conflicts in mathematics and mathematical education at German technical colleges around 1900.
Susann Hensel*, FriedrichSchiller University, Germany
(87101234)

9:35 a.m.
Ramanujan and Hardy in England.
Robert Kanigel*, Baltimore, Maryland
(87101149)

10:15 a.m.
Computers, mathematics, and theoretical computer science, 195070.
Michael S. Mahoney*, Princeton University
(87101102)

Saturday January 11, 1992, 8:30 a.m.10:20 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Bergman Spaces, IV

8:30 a.m.
The Bloch constant of bounded holomorphic functions in several variables.
Joel M. Cohen, University of Maryland, College Park
Flavia Colonna*, George Mason University
(8713267)

9:00 a.m.
Extremal functions and an inequality of Chang and Marshall.
V. V. Andreev, Lamar University
A. Matheson*, Lamar University
(8713078)

9:30 a.m.
S. Bergman's theory of doublyorthogonal systems of functions and systems of 'differential solutions'.
Valentin V. Andreev*, Lamar University
(8714779)

10:00 a.m.
The commutant of a certain compression.
William T. Ross*, Lafayette College
(8714717)

Saturday January 11, 1992, 8:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.
MAA Session on Actuarial Mathematics Education and Research, I

8:30 a.m.
An actuarial program at a large university.
James W. Daniel*, University of Texas, Austin
(87100785)

8:45 a.m.
An actuarial science program at a small college.
Bryan V. Hearsey*, Lebanon Valley College
(87100788)

9:00 a.m.
Question and answer session on establishing and running actuarial programs.
James W. Daniel*, University of Texas, Austin
(87100786)

9:35 a.m.
Postulates for the internal rate of return of an investment project.
David Promislow*, York University
David Spring, York University
(87100789)

10:00 a.m.
Using graphics calculators in the elementary statistics classroom.
Richard Stephens*, Western Carolina University
(87100790)

10:25 a.m.
Mathematical analysis of mortgage portfolios for the actuarial student.
Matthew J. Hassett*, Arizona State University, Tempe
(87100787)

Saturday January 11, 1992, 8:30 a.m.10:00 a.m.
AMS Committee on Education Panel Discussion
Directions for AMS action in education
Moderators:
Ramesh A. Gangolli, University of Washington

Saturday January 11, 1992, 8:30 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA/NAM Panel Discussion
The fate of minority mathematics students
Moderators:
William A. Hawkins, SUMMA
Panelists:
Abdulalim Shabazz, Clark Atlanta University
Uri Treisman, University of Texas, Austin
James Turner, Hampton University

Saturday January 11, 1992, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
Teaching linear algebra: Must the fog always roll in?
David Carlson*, San Diego State University, San Diego
(87100871)

Saturday January 11, 1992, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Preparing for Future College Teaching, II

9:00 a.m.
The transition from graduate student to junior faculty.
Bettye Anne Case*, Florida State University
(87198398)

9:30 a.m.
Aspects of assessment of future college teachers of mathematics.
Donald W. Bushaw*, Washington State University
(87198133)

10:00 a.m.
Mathematical content and teaching.
Guido L. Weiss*, Washington University
Stephen B. Rodi, Austin Community College
(87198391)

10:30 a.m.
Preparing college teachers: What mathematics can learn from other disciplines.
Brian Lekander*, Washington, DC
(87198397)

Saturday January 11, 1992, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Committee on Student Chapters and ad hoc Committee on Mathematics and the Environment Student Workshop
Environmental mathematics

Saturday January 11, 1992, 10:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
NAM Business Meeting
Panelists:
Rogers J. Newman