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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
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics

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)

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, 1:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics, III

1:00 p.m.
Father Pavel Florensky and modern Soviet mathematics.
Charles E. Ford*, Saint Louis University
(87101323)

1:40 p.m.
Theorem on representation of semigroups by transformations. History of the proof (19181926).
Boris M. Schein*, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
(87101177)

2:25 p.m.
Affine and projective transformations in the medieval east.
Boris A. Rosenfeld*, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
(87101302)

3:10 p.m.
Emile Picard, the method of successive approximations, and the development of an international style in mathematics.
Thomas Archibald*, Acadia University
(87101131)

3:50 p.m.
Women in the American Mathematical Research Community: 18911906.
Della Dumbaugh Fenster*, University of Virginia
Karen Hunger Parshall, University of Virginia
(87101209)
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