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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 Undergraduate Research in Mathematics

Friday January 14, 1994, 8:40 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Undergraduate Research in Mathematics, I

8:40 a.m.
Graphs representable modulo n: Cases involving nearly complete graphs.
Darren A. Narayan*, State University of New York, Binghamton
(88905373)

9:00 a.m.
Wavelets, dilation equations, and fixedpoint iterations.
Ronald Winn*, Stephen F. Austin State University
(88942176)

9:20 a.m.
Lower bounds on the spread of Hermitian matrices.
Matthew B. Rudd*, Wake Forest University
(88915256)

9:40 a.m.
Pathsequential labellings of cycles.
Jeffrey M. VanDerkam*, Durham, North Carolina
(88905507)

10:00 a.m.
Finite groups can be arbitrarily Hamiltonian.
Stephen Ahearn, Grinnell College
Mark Huber*, Harvey Mudd College
(88920270)

10:20 a.m.
Wavelets and sparse matrices.
Marla Eason*, Hendrix College
(88942177)

10:40 a.m.
Threshold functions for Sidon sequences.
Rebecca L. Rapoport, Harvard University
Nicholas W. Locantore, Jr.*, Trenton State College
(88960202)

Friday January 14, 1994, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Undergraduate Research in Mathematics, II

1:00 p.m.
Sums of lattice homomorphisms and multiplicative transformations on C([a,b]).
Damen V. Peterson, Alma College
Julie A. Sety*, Eastern Washington University
(88947488)

1:20 p.m.
Critical points of knots in 4 dimensions.
Jeff L. Boersema, University of Oregon
Erica J. Taylor*, University of Texas, Austin
(88957318)

1:40 p.m.
Wavelets: an application to differential equations.
Rhett Guthrie*, Tarleton State University
(88942175)

2:00 p.m.
Do perfect square roots of finite groups exist?
Daniel Grossman, Harvard University
Kashi Abhyankar*, Purdue University, West Lafayette
(88920272)

2:20 p.m.
Graphs that are randomly traceable from a vertex.
Daniel Isaksen*, Calabasas, California
(88905417)

2:40 p.m.
Reasonable allocations for cooperative games.
Luz E. Pinzon*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(88990152)

3:00 p.m.
Effective convex dependence in recursively enumerable vector spaces.
Thomas A. Nevins*, University of Chicago
(88903428)

3:20 p.m.
Error analysis of the boundary element method.
Vrej Zarikian*, Orlando, Florida
(88965171)

3:40 p.m.
A new look at the asymptotic lower bound for the classical diagonal Ramsey numbers.
Rachel A. Sunley*, Amherst College
Daphne E. Skipper, University of the South
(88960201)

4:00 p.m.
Exact nstep domination.
Patricia L. Hersh*, Cambridge, Massachusetts
(88905657)

4:20 p.m.
Norms of Hadamard multipliers.
Elizabeth A. Sexauer*, University of Richmond
Heather J. Woolf, Purdue University, West Lafayette
(88915117)

4:40 p.m.
Dedekind and Estermann sums.
Clayton Scott, Oklahoma School of Science & Mathematics
J. Brian Conrey, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Eric Fransen*, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Robert M. Klein, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
(88911420)

5:00 p.m.
Slow hydromagnetic waves in the earth's outer core.
Edward Zaldivar*, University of HoustonDowntown
Steven D. London, University of HoustonDowntown
(88976758)

5:20 p.m.
The orbits of curvilinear data under motions of the projective plane.
Susan Jane Colley, Oberlin College
Gary Kennedy, Ohio State University, Mansfield
Ian B. Robertson, University of Chicago
Susan J. Sierra*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(88914220)

5:40 p.m.
A note on the traveling salesman problem.
Laura Ray Horsley*, Brigham Young University
(88990257)

Saturday January 15, 1994, 8:40 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Undergraduate Research in Mathematics, III

8:40 a.m.
Classification of stable topological defects.
Eric Smith*, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
(88954149)

9:00 a.m.
Convergence of sequences of iterated triangular line graphs.
David Dorrough*, Huntington Beach, California
(88905514)

9:20 a.m.
Cyclotomic polynomials, power residues, and reciprocity laws.
Romyar Sharifi*, Berkeley, California
(88911174)

9:40 a.m.
Unknotting numbers of links written a b c in Conway notation.
Eva F. Wailes*, Smith College
Cassandra McGee, Millsaps College
(88957178)

10:00 a.m.
Finite actions on unit tangent bundles of surfaces.
Amy Lelievre, Providence College
Kevin L. Hartshorn*, University of Notre Dame
Renlong Xia, University of Oklahoma
Sean Paul, University of Oklahoma
(88955173)

10:20 a.m.
Semiconductor laser arrays: Phaselocked solutions and their stability.
Danielle Seabold*, Kalamazoo College
(88934349)

10:40 a.m.
Third order degree regular graphs.
Leslie D. Hayes*, Western Michigan University
(88905425)

Saturday January 15, 1994, 2:15 p.m.5:10 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Undergraduate Research in Mathematics, IV

2:15 p.m.
Counting order classes of triple products in finite groups.
Scott Annin, University of Nebraska
Jennifer Ziebarth*, Carleton University
(88920271)

2:35 p.m.
Inversion of an integral transform for SU(p,1).
Deborah Alterman, New Haven, Connecticut
D. Matthew Hill*, University of Chicago
Sejung Kim, Cornell University
Angela Minnick, University of Iowa
Lisa Mantini, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
(8892275)

2:55 p.m.
Reflection groups acting on graphs.
Paul Buckelew, University of Oklahoma, Norman
Wei He, University of Missouri, Columbia
Joe Kanapka*, Harvard University
(88920608)

3:15 p.m.
Approximating eigenvalues of an Hermitian matrix.
Pavel Grinfeld*, Princeton University
Scott Williams, Iowa State University
(88915255)

3:35 p.m.
Some results in comparative number theory.
Giuliana P. Davidoff, Mount Holyoke College
Yi Wang, Bryn Mawr College
Caroline Osowski, Mount Holyoke College
Jennifer Vanden Eynden*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
Nancy Wrinkle, Barnard, NY
(88911151)

3:55 p.m.
The modular nQueens problem in higher dimensions.
Scott P. Nudelman*, St. Louis, Missouri
(88905653)

4:15 p.m.
Threshold functions for sumfree subsets of bold Z+.
Kara S. Finley*, Furman University
Nelson C.E Townsend, University of Kansas
(88960203)

4:35 p.m.
A comparison of compactifications of topological spaces.
John Kreuger*, Hope College
(88954716)

4:55 p.m.
Lengths of factorizations in atomic domains.
Susanne W. Jenkens*, University of Louisville
(88913150)
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