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1994 Joint Mathematics Meeting
Cincinnati, OH, January 1215, 1994
Meeting #889
Associate secretaries:
Robert J Daverman, AMS daverman@math.utk.edu
Kenneth A Ross, MAA ross@math.uoregon.edu
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics

Thursday January 13, 1994, 9:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics, I

9:00 a.m.
Markov vs Nekrasov: A conflict of outlook.
Roger Cooke*, University of Vermont
(88901509)

9:30 a.m.
The birth of the Soviet mathematical school.
Sergei S. Demidov*, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
(88901560)

10:15 a.m.
Nikolai Luzin and Father Pavel Florensky report.
Charles E. Ford*, Saint Louis University
(88953554)

Friday January 14, 1994, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics, II

8:00 a.m.
Origins of the analysis of algorithms.
Jeffrey Shallit*, University of Waterloo
(8890121)

8:30 a.m.
Dedekind's free creations of the human mind.
Louise Ahrndt Golland*, University of Chicago
(8890168)

9:00 a.m.
Combinatorics in the Middle Ages.
Victor J. Katz*, University of the District of Columbia
(88901340)

9:30 a.m.
The Cambridge mathematical physicists, 18201840.
Thomas Archibald*, Acadia University
(88901479)

10:15 a.m.
Ethnomathematics and the history of mathematics.
Ubiratan D'Ambrosio*, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Sao Paolo, Brazil
(88901163)

Friday January 14, 1994, 1:00 p.m.3:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics, III

1:00 p.m.
Calculus of variations in the late 19th century: The introduction of fields of extremals.
Craig G. Fraser*, University of Toronto
(88901435)

1:30 p.m.
E.T. Bell and the history of mathematics.
Constance Reid*, San Francisco, California
(88901160)

2:15 p.m.
Complex dynamics from Schroder to Fatou and Julia.
Daniel S. Alexander*, Drake University
(88901157)

2:45 p.m.
Abel's theorems on the convergence of power series.
Harold M. Edwards*, New York UniversityCourant Institute
(88901166)

Saturday January 15, 1994, 8:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics, IV

8:00 a.m.
Leonard Eugene Dickson and his defining role in the theory of algebras.
Della Jean Dumbaugh*, University of Virginia
(88901434)

8:30 a.m.
George William Hill and the mathematics of the Twentieth century.
Peter C. Kammeyer*, U S Naval Observatory, Washington, D.C.
(88901501)

9:00 a.m.
The mathematical versatility of Hertha Ayrton.
James J. Tattersall*, Providence College
Shawnee L. McMurran, Providence College
(8890156)

9:30 a.m.
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