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1993 Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Antonio, TX, January 1316, 1993
Meeting #878
Associate secretaries:
W Wistar Comfort, AMS wcomfort@wesleyan.edu
Kenneth A Ross, MAA ross@math.uoregon.edu
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics

Wednesday January 13, 1993, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics, I

2:15 p.m.
Early reactions to the settheoretic paradoxes.
Alejandro R. Garciadiego*, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
(87801106)

2:55 p.m.
Historical development of the NewtonRaphson method.
Tjalling J. Ypma*, Western Washington University
(8780113)

3:25 p.m.
Coping with the political past of East German mathematics.
Reinhard SiegmundSchultze*, Harvard University
(87801577)

3:55 p.m.
Leonhard Euler's contributions to the foundations of celestial mechanics.
Louise A. Golland, University of Chicago
Ronald W. Golland*, University of Chicago Computing Organizations
(8780154)

4:25 p.m.
Historical environments for finite fields.
Uta C. Merzbach*, LHM Institute, Georgetown, Texas
(87801754)

5:05 p.m.
Eisenstein's misunderstood geometric proof of the quadratic reciprocity theorem.
Reinhard C. Laubenbacher, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
David J. Pengelley*, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
(87801147)

5:35 p.m.
Evolution of a class of traditional algebra problems.
David E. Kullman*, Miami University, Oxford
(87801377)

Thursday January 14, 1993, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics, II

9:00 a.m.
Mathematical physics and the American mathematical community between the wars.
Loren J. Butler*, University of Chicago
(87801280)

9:40 a.m.
Cox, Woodard and Claytor: Three early African American Mathematicians.
J. A. Donaldson*, Howard University
(87801622)

10:20 a.m.
The origins of an interpolation formula.
J. J. Tattersall*, Providence College
(87801155)

Thursday January 14, 1993, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics, III

2:15 p.m.
The roots of commutative algebra in algebraic number theory.
Israel Kleiner*, York University
(8780120)

3:00 p.m.
Hardy and mathematical realism.
Thomas Drucker*, University of Wisconsin, Madison
(87801576)

3:30 p.m.
F. Riesz's main period of functionalanalytic work.
Erwin O. Kreyszig*, Carleton University
(8780108)
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