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1997 Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Diego, CA, January 811, 1997
Meeting #918
Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Donovan H Van Osdol, MAA dv@christa.unh.edu
Monday January 6, 1997

Monday January 6, 1997, 7:30 a.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Short Course Registration

Monday January 6, 1997, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Short Course on Mathematical Finance
Organizers:
David Heath, Cornell University
Glen Swindle, University of California at Santa Barbara

9:00 a.m.
An Introduction to the Valuation Theory of Financial Options: From the BlackScholes Formula to Trading Implied Volatility Surfaces
Marco Avellaneda*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

10:30 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m.
Quantitative Methods for Portfolio Management
Steven Shreve*, Carnegie Mellon University

1:30 p.m.
Modeling the Term Structure of Interest Rates
David Heath*, Cornell University

3:15 p.m.
Break

3:30 p.m.
Estimation of ContinuousTime Models in Finance from Discretely Observed Data
Yacine AitSahalia*, The University of Chicago

Monday January 6, 1997, 10:45 a.m.4:55 p.m.
AMS Short Course on Applications of Computational Algebraic Geometry
Organizers:
David Cox, Amherst College
Bernd Sturmfels, University of California at Berkeley

10:45 a.m.
Introduction to Gr\"obner bases.
David Cox*, Amherst College

2:00 p.m.
Introduction to resultants.
Bernd Sturmfels*, University of California at Berkeley

3:15 p.m.
Break

3:45 p.m.
Numerical methods for solving polynomial systems.
Dinesh Manocha*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tuesday January 7, 1997

Tuesday January 7, 1997, 9:00 a.m.4:55 p.m.
AMS Short Course on Applications of Computational Algebraic Geometry
Organizers:
David Cox, Amherst College
Bernd Sturmfels, University of California at Berkeley

9:00 a.m.
Applications to computeraided geometric design.
Thomas Sederberg*, Brigham Young University

10:15 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m.
Applications to integer programming.
Rekha Thomas*, Texas A\&M University

2:00 p.m.
Combinatorial homotopy of simplical complexes and applications to complex information systems.
Xenia Kramer*, New Mexico State University

3:15 p.m.
Break

3:45 p.m.
Applications to coding theory.
John Little*, College of the Holy Cross

Tuesday January 7, 1997, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Short Course on Mathematical Finance
Organizers:
David Heath, Cornell University
Glen Swindle, University of California at Santa Barbara

9:00 a.m.
Derivative Pricing and Portfolio Management in Markets
Thaleia Zariphopoulou*, University of Wisconsin, Madison

10:30 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m.
Issues in Risk Management
Andrew Morton*, Fixed Income Research, Lehman Brothers

1:30 p.m.
The use and abuse of numerical methods in derivatives pricing
Ashvin B. Chhabra*, The Chase Manhattan Bank, New York

3:15 p.m.
Break

3:30 p.m.
Absence of Arbitrage and Equivalent Martingale Methods
Freddy Delbaen*, Eidgeneoessische Technische Hochschule, Zurich

Tuesday January 7, 1997, 3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Tuesday January 7, 1997, 3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#11: Part A
Teaching a course in the history of mathematics.
Organizers:
Victor Katz, University of the District of Columbia
V. Frederick Rickey, Bowling Green University

Tuesday January 7, 1997, 3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#14: Part A
Training tools for TA training workshops.
Organizers:
Marilyn McCollum, North Carolina State University

Tuesday January 7, 1997, 3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#17: Part A
On writing class notes and textbooks.
Organizers:
Raymond Coughlin, Temple University

Tuesday January 7, 1997, 3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#9: Part A
Interdisciplinary lively applications projects.
Organizers:
David C. Arney, U.S. Military Academy
Frank Giordano, COMAP

Tuesday January 7, 1997, 6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Mathchats

Tuesday January 7, 1997, 7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#11: Part B
Teaching a course in the history of mathematics.
Organizers:
Victor Katz, University of the District of Columbia
V. Frederick Rickey, Bowling Green University

Tuesday January 7, 1997, 7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#14: Part B
Training tools for TA training workshops.
Organizers:
Marilyn McCollum, North Carolina State University

Tuesday January 7, 1997, 7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#17: Part B
On writing class notes and textbooks.
Organizers:
Raymond Coughlin, Temple University

Tuesday January 7, 1997, 7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#9: Part B
Interdisciplinary lively applications projects.
Organizers:
David C. Arney, U.S. Military Academy
Frank Giordano, COMAP
Wednesday January 8, 1997

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 7:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Computational Algebraic Geometry, I
Organizers:
Reinhard Laubenbacher, New Mexico State University reinhard@nmsu.edu
Donal B. O'Shea, Mount Holyoke College doshea@mhc.mtholyoke.edu

7:30 a.m.
Algorithms for computing the generators of the torsion module of differentials
Ruth I Michler*, University of North Texas
(91814356)

8:00 a.m.
Betti Numbers for Finite Length Modules
E. Graham Evans, Jr.*, University of Illinois
(91813958)

8:30 a.m.
Certificates for Deficient Sparse Polynomial Systems
Birkett T Huber*, Texas A&M
Jan Verschelde, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
(91814540)

9:00 a.m.
Maximal Betti Numbers in Quotient Rings
Keith Aaron Pardue*, Queen's University
Srikanth Iyengar, Purdue University
(918141035)

9:30 a.m.
Ideals and their integral closure
Alberto Corso*, Purdue University
(91813586)

10:00 a.m.
NonCommutative Groebner Bases for Commutative Algebras
David Eisenbud,
Irena Peeva,
Bernd Sturmfels*,
(91813345)

10:30 a.m.
The Noetherian property in some quadratic algebras
Xenia H. Kramer*, University of CaliforniaBerkeley
(918161049)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Mathematical Sciences Employment Register

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, I
Organizers:
William Henry Barker, Bowdoin College barker@polar.bowdoin.edu
Jerry L. Bona, University of Texas at Austin Bona@fireant.ma.utexas.edu
Naomi Fisher, University of Illinois at Chicago naomi.d.fisher@uic.edu
Harvey B. Keynes, University of Minnesota fqhfc05@vx.cis.umn.edu
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California, Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
Philip D. Wagreich, University of Illinois at Chicago p.wagreich@uic.edu

8:00 a.m.
Down the Slippery Slope  Getting Involved in Precollege Education
Philip Wagreich*,
(91896663)

8:30 a.m.
The Math Circle
Ellen F Kaplan, Commonwealth School
Robert L. Kaplan*, Harvard University
(91897598)

9:00 a.m.
Mathematics and Education Reform Improving the Quality of Mathematics Education in California The California Mathematics Project
Nicholas A. Branca*, San Diego State University
(91898621)

9:30 a.m.
Involving the Lay Community in Their Children's Mathematics Education: A FifteenYear Perspective
Virginia Helen Thompson*, University of California at Berkeley
(91896675)

10:00 a.m.
A Course on Using Technology to Teach Geometry
Heidi Burgiel*, The Geometry Center
(91898192)

10:30 a.m.
How Geometry Course Can Be Improved By New Information Technology
Moisey Guysinsky, Penn State University
Svetlana Katok, Penn State University
Serge Khanvin, Moscow State University
Anatoli Kouchnirenko*, Penn State University
(918981318)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Stochastic Modelling, I
Organizers:
Raisa Epstein Feldman, University of California, Santa Barbara epstein@pstat.ucsb.edu
Glen H. Swindle, University of California, Santa Barbara swindle@bernoulli.ucsb.edu

8:00 a.m.
Error Distribution for the Euler Method in SDEs.
Philip E. Protter*, Purdue University
Jean Jacod, University of Paris VI
(918601011)

8:45 a.m.
Asymptotic equivalence of statistical experiments for stochastic PDE's.
Marianne Huebner*, Michigan State University
(91860534)

9:40 a.m.
Particle representations for measurevalued models in population genetics
Peter Donnelly, Oxford University
Thomas G. Kurtz*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(918601136)

10:35 a.m.
Filtering from observations with L\'{e}vy noise
Hyungsok Ahn*, University of California Santa Barabara
Raisa E Feldman, University of California Santa Barbara
(918601030)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, I
Organizers:
John E. Meier, Lafayette College meierj@lafayette.edu
Leonard A. VanWyk, Hope College vanwyk@cs.hope.edu

8:00 a.m.
Canonical Ramsey Numbers
Paul R Komarek*, Western Washington University
(91805662)

8:30 a.m.
The Sum of All Distances in a Random Graph
Robert R. Schneck*, Duke University
Jessica SoonHae Sidman, Scripps College
Ian G. Taylor, Carleton College
(91805114)

9:00 a.m.
Properties of Regular Strictly BiTransitive Graphs
Karen S Potanka*, Virginia Tech
(91805756)

9:30 a.m.
Symmetry breaking in circulant graphs.
Moon Duchin*, Harvard University
Robert R. Schneck, Duke University
(91805116)

10:00 a.m.
The Characteristic Polynomial for Some Classes of Antimatroids
Elizabeth W. McMahon, Lafayette College
Beth A. Olszewski*, University of Scranton
Jessica A. Wolfson, Lafayette College
(91805993)

10:30 a.m.
OrlikSolomon Algebras and Tutte Polynomials
Carrie J. Eschenbrenner*, Elmhurst College
(91805504)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Wave Equations, I
Organizers:
Samuel Shanpu Shen, University of Alberta shen@cake.math.ualberta.ca
Mark J. Ablowitz, University of Colorado markjab@boulder.colorado.edu
Stephanos Venakides, Duke University ven@math.duke.edu

8:00 a.m.
On modeling nonlinear dispersive long waves
Theodore Y. Wu*, California Inst. of Technology
(918761175)

9:00 a.m.
The forced KdV equation: passage through resonance and sediment resuspension
Larry G. Redekopp*,
(91835814)

9:30 a.m.
Reflected waves in an inhomogeneous nerve axon
John Rinzel*, Math Research
Bard Ermentrout,
(91835535)

10:00 a.m.
Critical Dispersive Phenomena in Nonlinear Particle Chains
AnneMarie Filip, Duke University
Stephanos Venakides*, Duke University
(91870947)

10:30 a.m.
Renormalization of the Toda $\tau$Function and The Toda Shock Problem
Michael A McDonald*, Occidental College
Stephanos Venakides, Duke University
(91835581)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Function Theory in One and Several Complex Variables, I
Organizers:
Carl H. FitzGerald, University of California, San Diego
Ian Graham, University of Toronto graham@math.toronto.edu
David Minda, University of Cincinnati mindacd@math.uc.edu

8:00 a.m.
On Dyadically Generated Curves
Frank D. Lesley*,
(91830153)

8:30 a.m.
New results on domains with noncompact automorphism group
Steven G. Krantz*, Washington University
(91832300)

9:00 a.m.
Verification of D.A. Brannan's conjecture for the seventh coefficient
Roger W. Barnard*, Texas Tech University
Kent Pearce, Texas Tech University
William Wheeler, Texas Tech University
(91830287)

9:30 a.m.
The Disc Theorem
John Erik Fornaess*, University of Michigan
(91832417)

10:00 a.m.
The size of the set on which a univalent function is large.
Albert Baernstein, II*, Washington University, St.Louis, MO 63130
(91830257)

10:30 a.m.
Embeddability for three dimensional CR manifolds
John S Bland*, University of Toronto
(91832342)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics of Industry, Government and Business: A Survey, I
Organizers:
Desiree A. Beck, Washington, DC dbeck@afterlife.ncsc.mil

8:00 a.m.
Precise Positioning of Ground Targets Observed by Airborne Surveillance Radar
Mark G. Yarbrough*, Daniel H. Wagner, Associates
(918141336)

8:30 a.m.
What's a mathematician like you doing in a place like that?
Leon H. Seitelman*, Pratt & Whitney
(91865423)

9:00 a.m.
Mathematics in Preclinical Drug Development
Laura A. Bloom*, Agouron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(918921197)

9:30 a.m.
A Survey of Mathematical Applications in Biotechnology and Related Fields.
Stanley J. Benkoski*, Wagner Associates
(918921521)

10:00 a.m.
Nonlinear Interference Suppression Techniques for Digital Communications
James W. Bond*, SAIC
(91894319)

10:30 a.m.
Reynolds Equation and Its Impact on the Data Storage Industry
Derry Connolly*,
(91876150)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#15: Part A
Learning to write good test items that allow or require the use of technology.
Organizers:
Jan Vandever, South Dakota State University
Kathy Layton, Beverly Hills High School

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#18: Part A
Combinatorics via functional equations.
Organizers:
Donald R. Snow, Brigham Young University

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#5: Part A
Low cost visualization training for multivariable calculus: Drawing.
Organizers:
Caspar Curjel, University of Washington, Seattle
Rose L. Pugh, Bellevue Community College

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#8: Part A
Mathematical modeling and forecasting with calculators: The differences, interplay, and new role in beginning courses.
Organizers:
John Kenelly, Clemson University

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, I

8:00 a.m.
On the decomposition of graphs into cliques
Gregory F. Bachelis*, Wayne State University
XiangYing Su, University of Southern Mississippi
(918051184)

8:15 a.m.
Maximizing the number of 3cycles in oriented graphs
Lowell Beineke*, Indiana UniversityPurdue University
Frank Harary, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
(91805707)

8:30 a.m.
A Lower Bound on the Number of Functions Satisfying the Strict Avalanche Criterion
Daniel K. Biss*, Harvard University
(91805885)

8:45 a.m.
A note on the growth rate of planar graphs
Neal Brand*, University of North Texas
Margaret Morton, University of Auckland
(91805965)

9:00 a.m.
Planetary Domination Numbers of Graphs
Gary Chartrand*, Western Michigan University
Michael A Henning, University of Natal
Kelly Schultz, Western Michigan University
(918051033)

9:15 a.m.
On Rectangle Visibility Graphs I. $k$Trees and Caterpillar Forests
Prosenjit Bose,
Alice M Dean*,
Joan P Hutchinson,
Thomas Shermer,
(91805990)

9:30 a.m.
Bounds on Degrees of Freedom of Graphs via Ear Decomposition
D. S. Franzblau*, CUNY/Coll. of Staten Island
(918051350)

9:45 a.m.
NearAutomorphisms of Graphs
Heather Gavlas*, Grand Valley State University
(91805394)

10:00 a.m.
On enumerating onefactors of the $n$cube.
John C. George*, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
(91805998)

10:15 a.m.
Competition Graphs of Hamiltonian Digraphs
David R. Guichard*, Whitman College
(91805611)

10:30 a.m.
AllSums Sets in (0,1]  Category and Measure.
Vitaly Bergelson, Ohio State University
Neil Hindman*, Howard University
Benjamin Weiss, Hebrew University
(91805651)

10:45 a.m.
Arithmetic Properties of Generalized Euler Numbers
Bruce E Sagan, Michigan State University
Ping Zhang*, Western Michigan University
(918051031)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Functional Analysis, I

8:00 a.m.
The ndimensional H\"older inequality and minimal projections
Bruce L. Chalmers*, University of Claifornia, Riverside
(918461519)

8:15 a.m.
Projections, multicriteria optimization and best approximation
Alexis Bacopoulos*, National Technical University, Athens, Greece
(918461517)

8:30 a.m.
Orbits and spectral properties of linear operators
Elias Flytzanis*, Economic University of Athens, Greece
(918461516)

8:45 a.m.
Reciprocal DunfordPettis sets in Banach spaces
Elizabeth M. Bator*, University of North Texas, Denton
Paul W. Lewis, University of North Texas, Denton
(918461145)

9:00 a.m.
Relating Strictly Singular and Strictly Cosingular Operators to the Condition $X
Theresa L. Friedman*, Lehigh University
(918461359)

9:15 a.m.
Hall's transform for infinite dimensional groups
Maria Gordina*, Cornell University
(918461426)

9:30 a.m.
Differentiating Vector Measures
G. Beate Zimmer*, College of William and Mary
(91846962)

9:45 a.m.
Concerning the Bourgain $\bf{\ell_1}$ index of a Banach space.
Robert P Judd*, Univ. of Texas at Austin
Edward Odell, Univ. of Texas at Austin
(918461159)

10:00 a.m.
Crossed Products by Dual Coactions of Groups and Homogeneous Spaces
Siegfried Echterhoff, Universit\"atGesamthochschule Paderborn
S. Kaliszewski*, University of Newcastle
Iain Raeburn, University of Newcastle
(91846236)

10:15 a.m.
sNumbers of diagonal operators and Bernstein's "Lethargy" theorem
Asuman Aksoy, Claremont McKenna College
Grzegorz Lewicki*, Jagiellonian University
(91846930)

10:30 a.m.
The Range of a Representing Measure
Paul Lewis*, University of North Texas
James Ochoa, University of Montevallo
(918461064)

10:45 a.m.
Derivation Pairs of Operators on Algebras of Analytic Functions.
N. R. Nandakumar*, Delaware State University
A. K. Gaur, Duquesne University
(918461489)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Numerical Analysis

8:00 a.m.
Boundary Surfaces of Implicitly Defined Solids: Part II Graphical Output.
Frederick Addison Adkins, IV*, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 15705
(918651486)

8:15 a.m.
Implicit, Continuously Differentiable RungeKutta Formulas of Order Four and Five
Saeed M Dubas*, UW  Milwaukee
(918651067)

8:30 a.m.
Particle Simulation of Carbon Dioxide Bubbles in Water
Mark S Korlie*, Montclair State Univ.
Donald Greenspan, University of Texas at Arlington
(91865882)

8:45 a.m.
On the approximation of strongly nonlinear boundary problems on undounded domains
Michael D. Marcozzi*, U.S.Military Academy
C. Ara Pehlivanian, U.S.Military Academy
(91865472)

9:00 a.m.
On the convergence in solving complex equations
Yixun Shi*, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
(91865465)

9:15 a.m.
The problem of steady, incompressible, viscous flow between two infinite cylinders
Nihal J. Siriwardana*, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
(918651109)

9:30 a.m.
An Obrechkoff Numerical Integration Scheme For Linear ODEs Whose Functions Have Known Derivative.
David P Stapleton*, University of Central Oklahoma
(918651234)

9:45 a.m.
Error estimates for solenoidal approximations to the nonstationary Stokes equations using the cell discretization algorithm.
Howard S. Swann*, San Jose State University
(91865724)

10:00 a.m.
On Halley Iteration
Qingchuan Yao*, Michigan State University
(91865696)

10:15 a.m.
Numerical methods for systems of two balance laws in one space dimension.
Kamel M AlKhaled, Jordan University of Science and Technology
Thomas S Shores*, University of Nebraska
(918651388)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 8:00 a.m.9:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Algebra, I

8:00 a.m.
Continuity of the Kasparov Product and Quasidiagonality
Claude L. Schochet*, Wayne State University
(91819456)

8:15 a.m.
Using an Algorithm by Xia to Tackle Decision and Enumeration Problems
Michelle A. Donalies, Hampton University
Bernd S. W. Schr\"oder*, Hampton University
(91806111)

8:30 a.m.
Finite, Lattice Ordered Effect Algebras of Height Three
Scott R. Sykes*, Amherst College
(91806729)

8:45 a.m.
Learnability in the lattice of atomic formulas.
Irene Tsapara*, University Of Illinois
Gyorgy Turan, Univ. of Illinois
(91806822)

9:00 a.m.
On finitelygenerated partial Boolean algebras
Derek Alan Smith*, Princeton University
(918081106)

9:15 a.m.
Bases of Differentially Homogeneous Differential Polynomials.
Georg M Reinhart*, Wellesley College
(918121053)

9:30 a.m.
Witt Rings of *Fields
Michele R McDonough*, University of Cincinnati
(91812161)

9:45 a.m.
Fractal transfer matrices of Ndimensional Sierpinski Gaskets
Hyun Suk Kim, Wonkwang University
Jin Bai Kim*, West Virginia University
(918151534)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 8:00 a.m.9:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Physics, Geophysics and Economics

8:00 a.m.
Critical Speed for the Avoindance of Blowup in a ReactiveDiffusive Medium
W. Edward Olmstead*, Northwestern University
(91880927)

8:15 a.m.
Explosion in a Diffusive Strip Due to a Source with Local and Nonlocal Features
Catherine A. Roberts*, Northern Arizona University
W. E. Olmstead, Northwestern University
(91880343)

8:30 a.m.
Flow Fields For A Pumping Well With A Ring Source
Dan Van Peursem*, Mathematics and Statistics Department, UNL
Glenn Ledder, Mathematics and Statistics Department, UNL
Vitaly Zlotnik, Geology Department, UNL
(91886596)

8:45 a.m.
Perfect Competition in the Continuous Assignment Model
Neil E Gretsky*, University of California, Riverside
Joseph M. Ostroy, Economics Department, University of California, Los Angeles
William R. Zame, Economics Department, University of California, Los Angeles
(918901111)

9:00 a.m.
PerronFr\"obenius Theory and the Repeated Prisoner's Dilemma
Michael A. Jones*, USMA  West Point
(918901019)

9:30 a.m.
Colors and covers.
Monique L. Pavel*, University of Paris
(9186810)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory, I

8:00 a.m.
On Vinogradov's Constant in Goldbach's Ternary Problem
Dmitrii Zinoviev*, Ohio State University
(918111205)

8:15 a.m.
A Complete Vinogradov 3Primes Theorem Under the Riemann Hypothesis
J.M. DeSouillers,
G. Effinger*, Skidmore College
H. te Riele,
D. Zinoviev,
(918111182)

8:30 a.m.
Ducci processes of five tuples
Anne Ludington Young*, Loyola College in Maryland
(91811207)

8:45 a.m.
Characterizing Siegel Modular Forms
Tamara B Veenstra*, Dartmouth College
(918111013)

9:00 a.m.
Euclidean Systems
Stefan G Treatman*, Wabash College
(918111107)

9:15 a.m.
Function digraphs of quadratic maps modulo p.
Christie L Gilbert,
Joseph D Kolesar,
Clifford A Reiter,
John D Storey*,
(91811468)

9:30 a.m.
Some computations for Witt groups of hyperelliptic curves.
Jonathan Shick*, Loyola University
(918111397)

9:45 a.m.
Classifying Pairs of Quadratic Forms over Arbitrary Fields
David Leep, University of Kentucky
Laura Mann Schueller*, Whitman College
(918111323)

10:00 a.m.
Quadratic Forms Representing All Natural Numbers
John H Conway, Princeton University
William A Schneeberger*, Princeton University
(91811640)

10:15 a.m.
The Galois Number
Thomas Palfrey*, Xavier University of Louisiana
(918111130)

10:30 a.m.
Class numbers of cyclotomic function fields: calculations and conjectures
Joseph J. Palen*,
(91811380)

10:45 a.m.
Trajectories of zeros of Epstein zeta functions
Daniel J O'Leary*, Picker International, Inc.
(91811911)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Algebraic Geometry

8:00 a.m.
Toric Calabi Yau Hypersurfaces and their Moduli Spaces
Paula A Gunter*, Howard University
(918141183)

8:15 a.m.
Quadruple Covers of Algebraic Varieties
David W. Hahn*, Hope College
(91814212)

8:30 a.m.
On the Tangent Space at a $k$point of {\rm Hilb}${}^n_X$ for an Algebraic Surface $X$.
Mark E. Huibregtse*, Skidmore College
(918141110)

8:45 a.m.
Chern classes of Complex threefolds
Hoil Kim*, TGRC Kyungpook Univ.
Meichu Chang, Univ. of California, Riverside
(91814370)

9:00 a.m.
Commutative Algebras of Differential Operators with Matrix Coefficients
Masato Kimura*, College of William and Mary
Motohico Mulase, UC Davis
(918141017)

9:15 a.m.
Infinitely near base conditions and integer polytopes
James J Madden*, Louisiana State University
(91814900)

9:30 a.m.
Degenerating Variations of Mixed Hodge Structure
Christine Schwarz*, University of Massachusetts
(918141355)

9:45 a.m.
Testing Torsion Divisors for Symbolic Integration
Emil Volcheck*, National Security Agency
(91814868)

10:00 a.m.
The GaussianWahl map for tetragonal curves
James N. Brawner*, St. John's University
(918141441)

10:15 a.m.
Surfaces with a numerically degenerate higher secant variety.
Michael CatalanoJohnson*, Swarthmore College
(91814266)

10:30 a.m.
The Moduli of Flat G Connections over Riemann Surfaces
Eugene Z. Xia*, University of Maryland at College Park
(918141529)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Session on The Uses of History in the Teaching of Mathematics, I
Organizers:
Florence D. Fasanelli, Mathematical Association of America ffasanel@maa.org
Victor J. Katz, University of the District of Columbia vkatz@udc.edu
V. Frederick Rickey, Bowling Green State University rickey@math.bgsu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Introduction

8:05 a.m.
Begin at the Beginning: Combining Euclid in Translation With a Conventional Text
Mark S. Foskey*, Jacksonville University
(918A1602)

8:25 a.m.
Back to the academic year 18512.
Etienne Archinard*, College de Saussure, Geneva, Switzerland
(918A1432)

8:45 a.m.
The use of Historical Numeration Systems in the South Dakota Native Americans Mathematics Enhancement Program
A. S. Elkhader*, Northern State University
(918A11421)

9:05 a.m.
Using History to Provide Context
Janet H. Barnett*,
(918A1665)

9:25 a.m.
Euler's Proof of Fermat's Last Theorem for n=3.
Peter R. Flusser*, Kansas Wesleyan University
Charles B. Pierre, Clark Atlanta University
(918A1304)

9:45 a.m.
Cauchy's Proof of the Power Rule: A Project for Real Analysis.
Maureen T. Carroll*,
(918A11102)

10:05 a.m.
Using Original Sources to Teach the Logistic Equation: A Module
Bonnie J. Shulman*, Bates College
(918A1326)

10:25 a.m.
A nontraditional course in the history of mathematics
Elizabeth Mayfield*, Hood College
(918A1474)

10:45 a.m.
Pascal and the Problem of the Points
Ruth Rebekka Struik*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(918A1968)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Innovations in Teaching Abstract Algebra, I
Organizers:
Allen C. Hibbard, Central College hibbarda@ac.central.edu
Ellen Maycock Parker, DePauw University
Krystina K. Leganza, Ball State University

8:00 a.m.
C++ Classes for Group Theoretical Computations
Jeffrey W. Clark*, Elon College
(918H1599)

8:20 a.m.
Finite Matrix Groups using MATLAB
George B Mackiw*, Loyola College in Maryland
(918H1373)

8:40 a.m.
Visualizing Games and Their Groups Using Interactive Texts
John Pais*,
Richard Singer,
(918H1210)

9:00 a.m.
On Driving Students to Abstraction
Paul Fjelstad*,
(918H1213)

9:15 a.m.
A Comparison of Student Attitudes Toward Abstract Algebra
Julie M. Clark*, Emory & Henry College
Clare Hemenway, University of Wisconsin Marathon Center
Dennis St. John, Central Michigan University
Georgia Tolias, Purdue University Calumet
Roozbeh Vakil, Benedict College
(918H1294)

9:30 a.m.
Ringing a Peal  an Aural Permutation Group
Lucy Dechene*, Fitchburg State College
(918H1738)

9:45 a.m.
A Classroom Activity on Permutations
Matthew J. Haines*,
(918H1869)

10:00 a.m.
Teaching Abstract Algebra with {\it ISETL}: An Instructor's View
Robert S. Smith*, Miami University
(918H1505)

10:15 a.m.
Student Explorations in Algebra
Mysore Jagadish*, Barry University
(918H11351)

10:30 a.m.
Using Group Activities to Build a Foundation
Steve Morics*, University of Redlands
(918H11034)

10:45 a.m.
Teaching Abstract Algebra Today
Saunders Mac Lane*, The University of Chicago
(918H11065)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 8:00 a.m.9:20 a.m.
MAA Committee on Undergraduate Programs in Mathematics Panel Discussion
NSFfunded projects under the DUE interdisciplinary initiative.
Organizers:
Frank R. Giordano, COMAP
Presenters:
William E. Boyce, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Dennis DeTurck, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Steven R. Dunbar, University of Nebraska
James H. Lightbourne, National Science Foundation
Daniel P. Maki, Indiana University
Alan C. Tucker, SUNYStony Brook
Dorothy I. Wallace, Dartmouth College
Lee Zia, National Science Foundation

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 8:00 a.m.9:20 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Using realworld data to motivate the teaching and learning of mathematics.
Organizers:
Florence S. Gordon, New York Institute of Technology
Sheldon P. Gordon, Suffolk Community College
Panelists:
John Kennelly, Clemson University
David Lomen, University of Arizona
Mercedes McGowen, William Rainey Harper College
David Smith, Duke University

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
A half century of game theory
Harold W. Kuhn*, Princeton University

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Committee on Education Graduate Student Workshop
Obtaining employment as a mathematical scientist.
Organizers:
Deborah Hughes Hallett, Harvard University
Samuel M. Rankin, III, AMS

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 9:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Advising in and about graduate school.
Organizers:
David Lutzer, College of William and Mary
Bettye Anne Case, Florida State University
Panelists:
Mariah Birgin, University of Michigan
James Fink, Gettysburg College

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 9:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Committee on Undergraduate Programs in Mathematics Panel Discussion
Grass roots projects and interdisciplinary success stories.
Organizers:
Frank Giordano, COMAP
Panelists:
Jeff Froyd, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
Jerry Johnson, University of Nevada at Reno
C. Lynn Kiaer, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
John L. Scharf, Carroll College
Marie M. Vanisko, Carroll College
Franklin A. Wattenberg, Carroll College

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 9:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Where will mathematics be when the sludge hits the fan?
Organizers:
Ben Fusaro, Florida State University
Patricia Kenschaft, Montclair State University
Panelists:
David L. Ferguson, SUNY at Stony Brook
Kay S. King, Theta Technologies
Rollie Lamberson, Humboldt State College
Chris Schaufele, Kennesaw State College
Nancy Zumoff, Kennesaw State College
Moderators:
Ben Fusaro,

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 10:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Presentation
eMATH on the World Wide Web.
Organizers:
Wendy A. Bucci, AMS
Ralph E. Youngen, AMS

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 10:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Board on Mathematical Sciences Presentation
Actions for the mathematical sciences: Preserving strength while meeting challenges.
Moderators:
John R. Tucker, Board on Mathematical Sciences

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Networks of Neurons and Dynamical Systems
Nancy Kopell*, Department of Mathematics, Boston University
(91892757)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
The notion of limit in topology, geometry, and algorithmic complexity
Michael H. Freedman*, University of California, San Diego

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture I
Analysis on spaces of paths.
Daniel W. Stroock*, Massachusetts Institute of Technnology

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Book Sales and Exhibits

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
MAA and SMM Invited Address
What is wrong with calculus?
Carlos Imaz*, CINVESTAV del IPN
(9180085)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, II
Organizers:
William Henry Barker, Bowdoin College barker@polar.bowdoin.edu
Jerry L. Bona, University of Texas at Austin Bona@fireant.ma.utexas.edu
Naomi Fisher, University of Illinois at Chicago U37158@uicvm.cc.uic.edu
Harvey B. Keynes, University of Minnesota fqhfc05@vvx.cis.umn.edu
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California, Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
Philip D. Wagreich, University of Illinois at Chicago u117788@uicvm.cc.uic.edu

2:15 p.m.
Michigan Calculus: What we've done and where we go next
Mort Brown*, University of Michigan
(918I11277)

2:45 p.m.
The Evaluation Process for Duke University's Project CALC
Jack Bookman*, Duke University
(91898913)

3:15 p.m.
The Role of Mathematical Knowledge in Teaching: What Do We Know And What Do We Need To Learn?
Deborah Loewenberg Ball*, University of Michigan
(91896902)

3:45 p.m.
Making Research in Mathematics Education relevant to Research Mathematicians
David O Tall*, University of Warwick UK
(91898951)

4:15 p.m.
School Mathematics in the United States: Report from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study.
William H. Schmidt*, Michigan State University
(918971488)

4:45 p.m.
Viewing Eighth Graders' Opportunity to Learn: Results from U.S. TIMSS Population 2
John A. Dossey*,
(91896467)

5:15 p.m.
Opportunities to Learn in 8th Grade Mathematics Classrooms in the Japan, Germany, and the United States: Content Comparisons Based on Videotaped Lessons.
Alfred B. Manaster*, University of California, San Diego
(918971273)

5:45 p.m.
TIMSS: Policy, Practice, and K12 Articulation Implications
Daniel L. Goroff*,
Joan FerriniMundy,
(918971084)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.6:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Computational Algebraic Geometry, II
Organizers:
Reinhard Laubenbacher, New Mexico State University reinhard@nmsu.edu
Donal B. O'Shea, Mount Holyoke College doshea@mhc.mtholyoke.edu

2:15 p.m.
Symmetry and Antisymmetry in Bracket Polynomials
Neil L. White*, University of Florida
(91813725)

2:45 p.m.
Preorders and Computational Semialgebraic Geometry
Victoria Powers*, Emory University
Claus Scheiderer, Universit\"at Regensburg
(91814558)

3:15 p.m.
Hilbert's 16th Problem and a Combinatorial Construction of Viro
Frederick J. Wicklin*, The Geometry Center, University of Minnesota
Jesus A De Loera, the Geometry Center, University of Minnesota
(918141410)

3:45 p.m.
Computing Gr\"obner bases in Parallel
Alyson A. Reeves*, Center for Computing Sciences/Institute for Defense Analyses
(91814156)

4:15 p.m.
Calculating Galois Groups of Completely Reducible Differential Operators
Elie Compoint,
Michael F. Singer*,
(91812521)

4:45 p.m.
Homological methods in the theory of splines
Henry Koewing Schenck*, Cornell University
Michael Stillman, Cornell University
(918141551)

5:15 p.m.
Enumerative geometry for real varieties
Frank Sottile*, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and The University of Toronto (on leave)
(91814330)

5:45 p.m.
The group relaxation in integer programming and initial ideals of lattice ideals
Serkan Hosten*,
Rekha R Thomas,
(91852880)

6:15 p.m.
Grobner Bases, Rewrite Rules, and Matrix Expressions
John J Wavrik*, University of California at San Diego
(91868585)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Dynamics of Networks and Neurons, I
Organizers:
Nancy J. Kopell, Boston University nk@math.bu.edu
David H. Terman, Ohio State University terman@math.ohiostate.edu

2:15 p.m.
Waves in synaptically coupled neurons
Bard Ermentrout*, University of Pittsburgh
(91893733)

2:45 p.m.
Image Segmentation by Oscillator Networks
DeLiang Wang*, The Ohio State University
David Terman, The Ohio State University
(91892142)

3:15 p.m.
Partial synchronization in a network of neural oscillators
David H. Terman*, Ohio State University
Euiwoo Lee, Soongsil University
(91892318)

3:45 p.m.
The dynamics of fast spiking neurons with mutual inhibition
Carson C Chow*,
(91892617)

4:15 p.m.
A model of the crab gastric mill rhythm: the interaction between a slow and a fast oscillatory neuronal network
Farzan Nadim*, Brandeis University
(918921122)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Stochastic Modelling, II
Organizers:
Raisa Epstein Feldman, University of California, Santa Barbara epstein@pstat.ucsb.edu
Glen H. Swindle, University of California, Santa Barbara swindle@bernoulli.ucsb.edu

2:15 p.m.
Statistical models for financial volatility.
Robert F Engle*, UCSD
(918901331)

3:00 p.m.
Options Pricing in Incomplete Markets: An Asymptotic Approach
Per A. Mykland*, The University of Chicago
(91860903)

3:55 p.m.
Filtering derivative security valuations from market prices.
Robert J. Elliott*, University of Alberta
(91890834)

4:55 p.m.
Finite Element and Difference Approximation of Some Parabolic and Elliptic Stochastic Partial Differential Equations
Edward J. Allen*, Texas Tech University
Steven J. Novosel, Western Geophysical
Zhimin Zhang, Texas Tech University
(91865272)

5:05 p.m.
A random field aquifer model
Timothy R Ray*, Southeast Missouri State University
(918601314)

5:15 p.m.
BMO estimates of random polynomial chaos
Niandi Xiang*, University of Illinois, Chicago
(91860165)

5:35 p.m.
Tails in Harnesses
Andre Toom*, University of the Incarnate Word
(91860338)

5:45 p.m.
Implementation of a TwoStage Stochastic Model for Carcinogenesis
Thomas W. Polaski*, Winthrop University
Gary A. Tucker, Averett College
Julia S. Kimbell, Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology
(91860308)

5:55 p.m.
A stochastic model of carcinogenesis and asymptotic distribution of tumor size at detection
Leonid G. Hanin*, Wayne State University
(91860327)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.6:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in Set Theory, I
Organizers:
Matthew D. Foreman, University of California, Irvine mforeman@math.uci.edu

2:15 p.m.
An Elementary Approach to the Fine Structure of L.
Sy D. Friedman*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(91804154)

2:45 p.m.
Automatic continuity of group operations
Slawomir Solecki*, University of CaliforniaLos Angeles
(91804850)

3:15 p.m.
Two applications of model theory to the study of topological groups
Greg Hjorth*, University of California, Los Angeles
(91804155)

3:45 p.m.
Some combinatorial consequences of projective absoluteness.
Joan Bagaria*, Universitat de Barcelona
(91804314)

4:15 p.m.
Partition relations for triple
James E Baumgartner*, Dartmouth College
(91803252)

4:45 p.m.
Forcing closed unbounded subsets of $\omega_{2}$
Mack Stanley*, San Jose State
(918041027)

5:15 p.m.
A classification of small simply definable posets
Jindrich Zapletal*, California Institute of Technology
(918031057)

5:45 p.m.
Cardinal sequences for superatomic Boolean algebras.
Juan Carlos Mart\'{\i}nez*, Facultat de Matem\`atiques, Universitat de Barcelona
(91804734)

6:15 p.m.
Applications of set theory to a question in dynamical systems
A.R.D. Mathias*, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
(91804728)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, II
Organizers:
John E. Meier, Lafayette College meierj@lafayette.edu
Leonard A. VanWyk, Hope College vanwyk@cs.hope.edu

2:15 p.m.
On Voronoi Bases and minimal bases
Jade P. Vinson*, Washington University in St. Louis
Shelly L. Harvey, California Polytechnic University
(91852516)

2:45 p.m.
Train tracks and zipping sequences for pseudoAnosov braids
Robert D. Kleinberg*, Cornell University
(91857441)

3:15 p.m.
Presentations of subgroups of Artin groups
Jennifer Lynn Becker, Dickinson College
Matthew Eugene Horak, Northern Arizona University
Leonard Arthur VanWyk*, Hope College
(91820109)

3:45 p.m.
Reflection Groups, Matroids, and Signed Graphs
Lori Jean Fern, Eastern Nazarene College
Gary Peter Gordon, Lafayette College
Jason Paige Leasure*, SUNY Binghamton
Sharon Nichole Pronchik, Lafayette College
(91820285)

4:15 p.m.
Computation of an upper bound for the diameter of the Cayley graph for R(2,5)
Todd D. Mateer*, DIMACS Center, Rutgers University
(91820328)

4:45 p.m.
Automatic Groups and Polygonal Amalgams
Sean Spencer Grettum*, University of Redlands
Jennifer Jane Mandelson, Lafayette College
Philippa Mignon Rhodes, North Carolina A\&T State University
(91820251)

5:15 p.m.
Distribution of Commutators Over the Derived Group
Brian S Fisher*, Pomona College
(91820860)

5:45 p.m.
Is Thompson's Group $F$ Amenable?
Robert D. Kleinberg, Cornell University
Jeremy L. Bem*, Cornell University
(918201112)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Banach Algebras, I
Organizers:
John Duncan, University of Arkansas jduncan@comp.uark.edu
Michael M. Neumann, Mississippi State University neumann@math.msstate.edu

2:15 p.m.
Algebraic and strong splittings of extensions of Banach algebras
W. G. Bade*, University of California, Berkeley
H. G. Dales, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Z. A. Lykova, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom
(91846241)

2:45 p.m.
Finitedimensional extensions of Banach algebras
W. G. Bade, University of California, Berkeley
H. G. Dales*, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Z. A. Lykova, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom
(91846242)

3:15 p.m.
On global (homological) dimension of commutative Banach algebras.
F. Ghahramani*, University of Manitoba
Yu V. Selivanov, Russian State University of Aviation Technology, Russia
(91846136)

3:45 p.m.
On the dual Banach algebras of certain C*submalgebras of VN(G).
Anthony ToMing Lau*, University of Alberta
(91843135)

4:15 p.m.
Topological centres and weak sequential completeness.
J. P. McClure*, University of Manitoba
(91846137)

4:45 p.m.
Amenability and semisimplicity for second duals of quotients of the Fourier algebra A(G).
Edmond E. Granirer*, University of British Columbia
(91843168)

5:15 p.m.
An amenable, radical Banach algebra
Volker Runde*, Universitat des Saarlandes, Germany
(91846634)

5:45 p.m.
Hermitian group algebras
Theodore W. Palmer*, University of Oregon
(91846396)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Wave Equations, II
Organizers:
Samuel Shanpu Shen, University of Alberta shen@cake.math.ualberta.ca
Mark J. Ablowitz, University of Colorado markjab@boulder.colorado.edu
Stephanos Venakides, Duke University ven@math.duke.edu

2:15 p.m.
Homoclinic Orbits via LyapanovSchmidt Methods for Near Integrable PDEs
David W. McLaughlin*, New York University
Jalal Shatah, New York University
(918351243)

3:15 p.m.
Long internal waves of finite amplitude in two fluid systems
Roberto Camassa*, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Wooyoung Choi, Los Alamos National Laboratory
(918761173)

3:45 p.m.
Forced evolution equations, bifurcation and stability
Samuel S. Shen*, University of Alberta
(91835551)

4:15 p.m.
Forced Lattice Vibrations
Percy Deift, Courant Institute
Thomas Kriecherbauer*, Mathematisches Institut
Stephanos Venakides, Duke University
(918701451)

4:45 p.m.
Nonlinear instability of solitary waves of the KadomtsevPetviashvili equation in three dimenstions.
Yue Liu*, University of Texas at Austin
Jerry L Bona, University of Texas at Austin
(91835379)

5:15 p.m.
Time decay for an Airy operator with potential
Judith R. Miller*,
(918351192)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Function Theory in One and Several Complex Variables, II
Organizers:
Carl H. FitzGerald, University of California, San Diego
Ian Graham, University of Toronto graham@math.toronto.edu
David Minda, University of Cincinnati

2:15 p.m.
Harmonic mappings related to Scherk's saddletower minimal surfaces
Peter Duren*, Univ. of Michigan
William R. Thygerson,
(91830270)

2:45 p.m.
FatouBieberbach Domains
Berit Stensones*, University of Michigan
(91832297)

3:15 p.m.
In and out radii
Paul M. Gauthier*, Universite de Montreal
(91830298)

3:45 p.m.
A massdensity condition for the BernsteinMarkov inequality
Thomas Bloom*, University of Toronto
(91832324)

4:15 p.m.
The Density Property for Complex Manifolds
Dror Varolin*, University of Wisconsin
(91832457)

4:45 p.m.
Some results on sets of sampling and interpolation in Bergman spaces
Alexander P. Schuster*, University of Michigan
(9183094)

5:15 p.m.
On the dynamics of some diffeomorphisms of ${\Bbb C}^2$ near$\;$parabolic fixed points
Dan Coman*, The University of Michigan
Marius Dabija, The University of Michigan
(91832250)

5:45 p.m.
Distortion theorems for Bloch functions with branch points
Ian Graham*, University of Toronto
David Minda, University of Cincinnati
(91830280)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Commutative Algebra, I
Organizers:
Roger A. Wiegand, University of Nebraska rwiegand@math.unl.edu
Sylvia Margaret Wiegand, University of Nebraska swiegand@math.unl.edu

2:15 p.m.
Intermediate rings between a local domain and its completion
William Heinzer*, Purdue University
Christel Rotthaus, Michigan State University
Sylvia Wiegand, University of Nebraska
(91813348)

2:45 p.m.
The number of generators for an ideal and its dual in a numerical semigroup
Kurt D. Herzinger*, West Texas A\&M University
(91813392)

3:15 p.m.
A ``linear'' property of the integral closure of ideals and modules.
Donatella Delfino*, University of Michigan
(91813961)

3:45 p.m.
On the structure of complexes acyclic in grade 1
Alexandre B. Tchernev*,
(918131108)

4:15 p.m.
A Generalization of the AuslanderNagata Purity Theorem
Miriam Ruth Kantorovitz*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(91813503)

4:45 p.m.
Vanishing of Tor over Gorenstein rings
David A Jorgensen*, University of Texas
(91813752)

5:15 p.m.
On the CohenMacaulayness of Blowup Algebras
Claudia Polini*, Michigan State University
(91813839)

5:40 p.m.
Onedimensional semilocal rings with residue domains of prescribed cardinalities
Chandni Shah*, Colgate University
(91813591)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Noncommutative Geometry and Applications, I
Organizers:
Carla E. Farsi, University of Colorado
Jeffrey Stephen Fox, University of Colorado
Guoliang Yu, University of Colorado gyu@euclid.colorado.edu

2:15 p.m.
Rigidity of $K$theory under deformation quantization
Jonathan M. Rosenberg*, University of Maryland, College Park
(91819157)

2:45 p.m.
Spectrum and boundary chaos
Steven Hurder*, UIC
(918581363)

3:15 p.m.
Perturbed Dolbeault Operators
Jeffrey S. Fox, University of Colorado
Peter E. Haskell*, Virginia Tech
(91858750)

3:45 p.m.
Homotopy invariance of eta invariants
Jerome Kaminker*, IUPUI
(918191309)

4:15 p.m.
Cyclic homology and rational injectivity of the BaumConnes map
Ronghui Ji*,
(91858376)

4:45 p.m.
The isometry group of a Fredholm module
Efton Park*, Texas Christian University
(91846464)

5:15 p.m.
$C^*$algebras, $K$theory, and Index Theory for Hilbert Manifolds
John David Trout, Jr.*, Dartmouth College
(918581475)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#10: Part A
Environmental mathematics.
Organizers:
Ben Fusaro, Florida State University

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#2: Part A
Developing units and projects for fundamental mathematics courses.
Organizers:
Linda R. Sons, Northern Illinois University

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#5: Part B
Low cost visualization training for multivariable calculus: Drawing.
Organizers:
Caspar Curjel, University of Washington, Seattle
Rose L. Pugh, Bellevue Community College

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#8: Part B
Mathematical modeling and forecasting with calculators: The differences, interplay, and new role in beginning courses.
Organizers:
John Kenelly, Clemson University

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.5:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Complex Variables

2:15 p.m.
A method to find conjugate $p$harmonic tensors
Shusen Ding*, University of Minnesota, Duluth
(91830238)

2:30 p.m.
The Inner Mapping Radius of Harmonic Mappings of the Unit Disk
Michael J. Dorff*, University of Kentucky
Ted Suffridge, University of Kentucky
(91830723)

2:45 p.m.
Composition operators on CauchyStieltjes transforms.
Rita A. Hibschweiler*, University of New Hampshire
(9183043)

3:00 p.m.
Twist points of a Jordan domain
John Marafino*, James Madison University
(91830996)

3:15 p.m.
Some maximal polynomials must be nonreal
Michael J. Miller*, Le\,Moyne College
(91830453)

3:30 p.m.
The Dirichlet problem on an annulus.
Thomas Misseldine*, Idaho State University
(91830243)

3:45 p.m.
Quasiconformally homogeneous compacta in the complex plane
Paul MacManus, University of Edinburgh
Raimo Nakki, University of Jyvaskyla
Bruce Palka*, University of Texas at Austin
(91830384)

4:00 p.m.
Prime Mappings Under the Hadamard Product
John Randall Prather*, University of Kentucky
(91830760)

4:15 p.m.
Some extremal Jacobians
Jack Quine*, The Florida State Universtiy
Peter Liang Zhang,
(9183061)

4:30 p.m.
Differentials and Periods on Supercurves
Jeffrey M. Rabin*, U.C.S.D.
(91830613)

4:45 p.m.
On representation of F(z) in multiplyconnected domains (in the complex zplane).
David S. Tselnik*, Fargo, North Dakota
(91830162)

5:00 p.m.
Existence and Uniqueness of Rectilinear Slit Maps
Frederick Weening*, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
(91830494)

5:15 p.m.
Distribution and multiplicity of values of functions of small growth
Faruk Fouad AbiKhuzam*, American University of Beirut
(91830907)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations, I

2:15 p.m.
Wavelet sampling associated with fractional partial differential operators
Peter A. McCoy*, U. S. Naval Academy
(91835199)

2:30 p.m.
Fr\'echet domain derivatives and applications to inverse scattering problems
Thomas S. Angell*, University of Delaware
Frank Hettlich, Universit\"at ErlangenN\"urnberg
(918351226)

2:45 p.m.
Generalized Quasilinearization For ReactionDiffusion Equations With fixed Moments of Impulse
Zahia Drici*, Illinois Wesleyan University
(918351254)

3:00 p.m.
A semilinear wave equation with derivative of nonlinearity containing multiple eigenvalues of infinite multiplicity.
Alfonso Castro*,
Jose F. Caicedo,
(91835815)

3:15 p.m.
A nonlinar FabesStroock result
Pingkan Ken Fok*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(91835309)

3:30 p.m.
Weakly Nonlinear Instabilities of Exothermic Interfaces
Laura K. Gross*, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Victor Roytburd,
(918351223)

3:45 p.m.
A Report on Numerical Methods for an Inverse Boundary Value Problem
Fred GylysColwell*,
(918351357)

4:00 p.m.
Zeros of Solutions of $\Delta(u)+f(u)=0$ in the Supercritical Case.
Michael A Karls*, Ball State University
(918351356)

4:15 p.m.
Nonzero solutions of a nonlinear elliptic system at resonance.
Mario Zuluaga*, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota
(91835187)

4:30 p.m.
Stokes flow around a bend
Suheel A Khuri*, University of HoustonDowntown
(918351328)

4:45 p.m.
D'Alembert formulae and scattering theory for abstract higher order factored Cauchy problems
Nikos Kodogianidis*, Saint Leo College
(91835637)

5:00 p.m.
Riemann solutions of the HamiltonJacobi equation in several space dimensions
James Glimm, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Herbert C. Kranzer*, State University of New York at Stony Brook
John Pinezich, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Dechun Tan, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Folkert M. Tangerman, State University of New York at Stony Brook
(91835938)

5:15 p.m.
The second Stekloff eigenvalue and energy dissipation inequaliteis for functionals with surface energy
Robert Lipton*, Worcester Polytechnic Inst
(91835917)

5:30 p.m.
Does Quenching For Degenerate Semilinear Parabolic Equations Occur At The Boundaries?
Honhung Terence Liu*, Southeastern Louisiana University
C. Y. Chan, University of Southwestern Louisiana
(91835355)

5:45 p.m.
Variational Characterization of Solutions to Elliptic Dirichlet Problems.
John M Neuberger*, Mississippi State University
(918351471)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Functional Analysis, II

2:15 p.m.
(V)subsets of injective tensor dual spaces.
Paul W. Lewis, University of North TExas
James P. Ochoa*, University of Montevallo
(918461010)

2:30 p.m.
The Bernstein Operator From a ShapePreserving Approach
Michael P Prophet*, Murray State University
(91846739)

2:45 p.m.
Shift operator
K. Sundaresan, Cleveland State University
M. Rajagopalan*, Tennessee State University
(918461432)

3:00 p.m.
BSE Banach modules and bundles of Banach spaces
D. A. Robbins*, Trinity College
(91846779)

3:15 p.m.
Vectorvalued generalizations of the HahnBanach Theorem
Eric Schechter*, Vanderbilt University
(91846523)

3:30 p.m.
$C^{*}$crossed products by twisted inverse semigroup actions.
N\'andor Sieben*,
(91846896)

3:45 p.m.
On the extremal structure of the unit balls of K\"otheBochnerspaces
Mark A. Smith*, Miami University
(918461452)

4:00 p.m.
Asymptotically isometric copies of $c_0$
P. N. Dowling,
C. J. Lennard,
B. Turett*,
(91846985)

4:15 p.m.
Sundual characterizations of the translation group of R
Fran Jackson*, California Institute of Technology
(91846200)

4:30 p.m.
Dedekind completion of almost falgebras
Gerard J. Buskes*, University of Mississippi
(91806448)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.6:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, II

2:15 p.m.
A combinatorial problem involving monomial ideals.
Todd G Will*, Davidson College
Heather Hulett,
(918051370)

2:30 p.m.
Orientable $k$Step Twin Domination of Graphs
Lisa M Holley*, Western Michigan University
(91805592)

2:45 p.m.
On majority domination in graphs.
Tara S Holm*,
(91805405)

3:00 p.m.
Urn Sampling and a Majorization Inequality
Kiran S Kedlaya*, Princeton University
(918051349)

3:15 p.m.
Small Gdesigns of all Indices
Kimberly S Kirkpatrick*, Auburn University
Dean G Hoffman, Auburn University
(918051073)

3:30 p.m.
The edgedeleted center of a graph
John Koker*, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Kevin McDougal, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Steven J. Winers, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
(91805196)

3:45 p.m.
Symplectic structures on matroids using Pfaffian identities
Joseph P. Kung*, University of North Texas
(91805301)

4:00 p.m.
The edgeadded eccentricity of vertices in a graph
Kevin Mc Dougal*, Univesity of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
(91805974)

4:15 p.m.
When does a set of orthogonal frequency hypercubes give an affine geometry?
Ilene H. Morgan*, University of MissouriRolla
(918051296)

4:30 p.m.
Designs on Graphs
Cheryl L Olsen*, University of Nebraska
(918051322)

4:45 p.m.
On the connectivity of graphs embedded in surfaces
Michael D. Plummer*, Vanderbilt University
Xiaoya Zha, Vanderbilt University
(918051418)

5:00 p.m.
A new proof of a formula of Richard Stanley
James G. Propp*, MIT
(91805310)

5:15 p.m.
Embedding Results for Partial Extended Triple Systems
Michael E Raines*, Auburn University
(918051074)

5:30 p.m.
Some Results on Stratified Graphs
Dionysios Kountanis, Western Michigan University
YungLing Lai, Western Michigan University
Reza Rashidi, Western Michigan University
Farrokh Saba*, Western Michigan University
(918051263)

5:45 p.m.
Lower Bounds on the Independence Ratio of Some Simple Graphs with Forbidden Induced Complete Subgraphs
Peter L Sandberg*, University of South Carolina
(91805706)

6:00 p.m.
Molien series for complex reflection groups
Scott Crass*,
Anne Shepler,
(9180563)

6:15 p.m.
A Characterization of Ternary Oriented Matroids
Jon Lee,
Matthew W Scobee*,
(91805991)

6:30 p.m.
The boundaries of squeezed 3balls and 4balls are Hamiltonian
Robert L. Hebble*, University of Kentucky
(918051571)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Geometry, I

2:15 p.m.
The appolonius contact problem: Gergonne's construction.
Jay P. Fillmore*, University of California, San Diego
Marco Paluszny, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas
(9185189)

2:30 p.m.
Venn Said it couldn't be done
Peter Hamburger*, IndianaPurdue University, Fort Wayne
(91851170)

2:45 p.m.
Ceva's and SteinerLehmus Theorem.
Rahim G Karimpour*, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
(91851670)

3:00 p.m.
Computer Animations of Conformal Embeddings of Riemann Surfaces into $R^3$
Paul R McCreary*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(918511333)

3:15 p.m.
Trace Equivalence in $SU(2,1)$
Hanna M Sandler*, American University
(918511444)

3:30 p.m.
Combinatorial Algebraic Methods for Symmetric Embedding of Triangulated Tori
Heidi L Burgiel*, The Geometry Center
Dennis Stanton, University of Minnesota
(91852715)

3:45 p.m.
A Note on the Poincar\'e Polynomial of a Hyperplane Arrangement
Stephen D. Szydlik*, University of WisconsinOshkosh
(91852435)

4:00 p.m.
Composition Operators with Multivalent Symbol
Rebecca G. Wahl*, Purdue University
(91847978)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Group Theory

2:15 p.m.
Relation between the representations of a monoid of Lie type and those of its unit group.
Rixin Yan*,
(91820667)

2:30 p.m.
Hyperbolic reflection groups, the Monster and the Bimonster
Christopher S. Simons*, Princeton University
(91820336)

2:45 p.m.
Commuting Operators and Class Functions
Edgar N Reyes*, Southeastern Louisiana University
(91820864)

3:00 p.m.
On Engelizers of Group Elements
Patrick M. Ratchford*, Binghamton University
(91820550)

3:15 p.m.
On an isomorphism problem for endomorphism nearrings
Gary L Peterson*, James Madison University
(91820493)

3:30 p.m.
The equivalence of virtual descending and ascending chain conditions for virtually solvable groups.
Robin Brooks, Bates College
Charles Odenthal*, University of Toledo
(91820847)

3:45 p.m.
On the conjugacy problem
Seymour Lipschutz*, Temple University
Wujie Shi, Southwest Normaal University
(91820244)

4:00 p.m.
Injectives in Categories of Bsheaves
Thomas L LaFramboise*, Marietta College
(91820653)

4:15 p.m.
Subgroups with the Character Restriction Property and Normal Complements
Suzanne I Doree*, Augsburg College
(91820746)

4:30 p.m.
The Semigroup of Binary Relations and Quasi Regularity
Robert L Brandon*,
Darel W Hardy,
(91820382)

4:45 p.m.
Exceptional Group Ring Automorphisms
Peter Floodstrand Blanchard*, University of Alberta
(918201213)

5:00 p.m.
Parametric characterizations of toroidal maps and modular quotient groups
Jean H Bevis*, AMS
(91820487)

5:15 p.m.
Ulm Invariants and Normal $p$subgroups of the Automorphism Group of an Abelian $p$group
Ross Peder Abraham*, University of Houston
(91820828)

5:30 p.m.
On the near Frattini subgrops of residually finite amalgamated free products. II
Mohammad K. Azarian*, University of Evansville
(91820144)

5:45 p.m.
Hall Polynomials for Classical Groups
F. Miller Maley*, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
(9182022)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovations in Teaching Linear Algebra, I
Organizers:
David C. Lay, University of Maryland lay@math.umd.edu
Steven J. Leon, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

2:15 p.m.
ATLAST Lesson Plans for Visualizing and Discovering Linear Algebra
Steven J Leon*, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
(918F11316)

2:35 p.m.
Using MATLAB to Promote Visualization and Discovery of the Concepts of Span and Subspace
Mary E Scherer*, University of Redlands
David P Nasby, Orange Coast College
Jeff W Neslen, Ursinus College
Paul R Patten, North Georgia College
Marcus J Saegrove, Viterbo College
(918F11100)

2:55 p.m.
A geometric introduction to the SVD
Dan Kalman*, The Mathematical Association of America
(918F11364)

3:15 p.m.
The Magnification Factor, Geometrically
David R. Hill*, Temple University
(918F1372)

3:35 p.m.
Singular Value Decomposition as a Last Lecture for Linear Algebra Classes
Richard H. Elderkin*, Pomona College
Colm Mulcahy, Spelman College
John F. Rossi, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
(918F11094)

3:55 p.m.
The Inclusion of Writing Assignments and Technology in a Linear Algebra Course
Jennifer M McNulty*, The University of Montana
(918F11196)

4:15 p.m.
A project of Geometric Visualization in Linear Algebra
EnBing Lin*, University of Toledo
(918F11081)

4:30 p.m.
Using The Joy of Mathematica in Linear Algebra
Alan Shuchat*, Wellesley College
Fred Shultz, Wellesley College
(918F1654)

4:45 p.m.
Eigenshows using Mathematica
Tilak A de Alwis*, Southeastern Louisiana University
(918F1867)

5:00 p.m.
Matrix inverses and linear independence  making the mysterious obvious
Patrick A. Rossi*,
(918F11464)

5:15 p.m.
When can (or should) we teach least squares?
Richard N Barshinger, Penn StateScranton
Caroline Haddad*, SUNYGeneseo
(918F1944)

5:30 p.m.
``Tech'' Lesson Plans: Least Squares and the Normal Equations
William C. Calhoun*, Kalamazoo College
(918F1813)

5:45 p.m.
Least Squares Problems and Developing the Concept of Projection in Linear Algebra Course
Mikhail M. Bouniaev*, Southern Utah University
(918F1520)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.5:45 p.m.
MAA Session on New Directions in Student Assessment, I
Organizers:
Richard Vandervelde, Hope College vandervelde@hope.cit.hope.edu
Jay M. Jahangiri, Kent State University

2:15 p.m.
The Benefits of ``OutofClass" Testing and Retesting in Precalculus Mathematics
Dianna Zook*, Indiana UniversityPurdue University Fort Wayne
Marilyn Reba, Indiana UniversityPurdue University Fort Wayne
(918N11367)

2:30 p.m.
Making mathematics user friendly using graphing technology and realworld projects.
Jane T. Upshaw*, University of South Carolina Beaufort
(918N11134)

2:45 p.m.
"Is this going to be on the test?" Assessing Students' Abilities to Solve InDepth Problems
Trisha A Bergthold*,
(918N1344)

3:00 p.m.
Assessment and StudentCentered Active Learning
G. Daniel Callon*,
(918N11048)

3:15 p.m.
Written Student Course Portfolios to Assess and Promote Student Learning
P. Gavin LaRose*, Nebraska Wesleyan Univ.
(918N11115)

3:30 p.m.
Group Tests with Cooperative Learning.
Nancy L. Hagelgans*, Ursinus College
(918N11219)

3:45 p.m.
Integrating writing into assessment: Projects, Portfolios, \& essays.
Richard D. West*,
(918N1764)

4:00 p.m.
Discussion

4:15 p.m.
Creativity and Technology in Student Projects
Vesna Kilibarda*, University of Alaska Southeast
(918N1660)

4:30 p.m.
Student Management in the Calculus Classroom
David O. Lomen*, University of Arizona
(918N1528)

4:45 p.m.
New Directions in Student Assessment
Virginia E. Stallings, American University
Carol A. Tascione*, Bellevue University
(918N1444)

5:00 p.m.
A Professional Evaluation Model for Assessment
Alan P. Knoerr*, Occidental College
(918N11149)

5:15 p.m.
Journals and a Reflective Portfolio
Michael A McDonald*, Occidental College
(918N1525)

5:30 p.m.
Creative Computer Based Assessment Methods
Scott E. Inch*, Bloomsburg University
Helmut R. Doll, Bloomsburg University
(918N11233)

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
AMS Committee on the Profession Presentation
Careers for mathematicians in industry, government, and business.
Organizers:
Ruth Williams, University of California, San Diego
Panelists:
Steve Altschuler, Microsoft
Richard Clayton, National Security Agency
Aaron Levy, J. P. Morgan Securities
Jill P. Mesirov, IBM
Lani Wu, Microsoft

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.5:15 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Life after retirement.
Organizers:
Andrew Sterrett Jr, Mathematical Association of America
Carol Shaw, Mathematical Association of America

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 2:15 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS) Presentation
Mathematical, statistical, and algorithmic problems of very large data sets.
Organizers:
Anne K. Boyle, National Science Foundation
Joan Feigenbaum, AT\&T Research
Fred S. Roberts, DIMACS
Presenters:
Sarbani Basu, Aarhus University (Denmark)
Ken Church, AT\&T Bell Laboratories
David R. Karger, M.I.T.

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 3:20 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
The deepening impact of technology on mathematics and the means by which it can be learned and taught: The case of mathematics of change and variation
James Kaput*, University of Massachussetts, Dartmouth

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 3:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
AWM Panel Discussion
What it takes to have a successful career in the mathematical sciences.
Moderators:
ChuuLian Terng, Northeastern University
Panelists:
Lynne M. Butler, Haverford College
Mary W. Gray, American University
Nancy J. Kopell, Boston University
Lesley M. Sibner, Polytechnic University
Audrey Terras, University of California, San Diego

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#16: Part A
Technology, modeling, cooperative learning: Putting it all together.
Organizers:
Rosalie Dance, Georgetown University
James T. Sandefur, Georgetown University

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#18: Part B
Combinatorics via functional equations.
Organizers:
Donald R. Snow, Brigham Young University

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#3: Part A
The use of handheld numerical, graphical, and symbolic algebra devices in the teaching and learning of calculus.
Organizers:
Wade Ellis, West Valley College
Carl Leinbach, Gettysburg College
Bert K. Waits, Ohio State University

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Committee on the Profession Panel Discussion
Beyond Rochester: Lessons for the future.
Organizers:
Frank Gilfeather, University of New Mexico
Panelists:
Arthur M. Jaffe, Harvard University
Marvin Goldberger, University of California, San Diego
James W. Maxwell, AMS
John Tucker, Board on Mathematical Sciences

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 4:40 p.m.5:10 p.m.
AWM Business Meeting

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Reception for FirstTime Participants

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 7:15 p.m.8:15 p.m.
Young Mathematicians Network Discussion
Concerns of young mathematicians: A town meeting.
Organizers:
Philip E. Gustafson, Emporia State University
Panelists:
Frank Sottile, University of Toronto

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture
Patterns in Eigenvalues
Persi Diaconis*, Harvard University

Wednesday January 8, 1997, 9:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
AWM Reception
Thursday January 9, 1997

Thursday January 9, 1997, 7:00 a.m.4:40 p.m.
Mathematical Sciences Employment Register
Distribution of interview schedules and interviews.

Thursday January 9, 1997, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Thursday January 9, 1997, 7:30 a.m.12:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Computational Algebraic Geometry, III
Organizers:
Reinhard Laubenbacher, New Mexico State University reinhard@nmsu.edu
Donal B. O'Shea, Mount Holyoke College doshea@mhc.mtholyoke.edu

7:30 a.m.
Using Generic Initial Ideals to bound the degrees of surfaces not of general type in ${\bf P}^4$.
Michele Cook*, Pomona College
(9181434)

8:00 a.m.
Pencils of curves and $K(\pi,1)$ arrangements.
Michael J. Falk*, Northern Arizona University
(91857395)

8:30 a.m.
Picard lattices of families of K3 surfaces
SarahMarie Belcastro*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(91814488)

9:00 a.m.
Computing dimensions of complete linear systems in the plane.
Rick Miranda*, Colorado State University
(91814730)

9:30 a.m.
Elimination methods and torsion of symmetric algebras
David Eisenbud*, Brandeis University
(91814939)

10:00 a.m.
Trivializing Algebraic Vector Bundles over Affine Toric Varieties
Reinhard C. Laubenbacher, New Mexico State University
Cynthia J. Woodburn*, Pittsburg State University
(91814112)

10:30 a.m.
Applications of Computational Algebraic Geometry to Image Understanding and Machine Vision
Peter F. Stiller*, Texas A&M University
(91814434)

11:00 a.m.
Residues and Resultants
Eduardo Cattani*, University of Massachusetts
Alicia Dickenstein, U. de Buenos Aires
Bernd Sturmfels, University of California
(91814997)

11:30 a.m.
Completing the Cube
Bruce Reznick*, University of Illinois
(91814827)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, III
Organizers:
William Henry Barker, Bowdoin College barker@polar.bowdoin.edu
Jerry L. Bona, University of Texas at Austin Bona@fireant.ma.utexas.edu
Naomi Fisher, University of Illinois at Chicago U37158@uicvm.cc.uic.edu
Harvey B. Keynes, University of Minnesota fqhfc05@vvx.cis.umn.edu
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California, Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
Philip D. Wagreich, University of Illinois at Chicago u117788@uicvm.cc.uic.edu

8:00 a.m.
Redesigning the Calculus Sequence at a Research University
Harvey Keynes*, University of MinnesotaTwin Cities
(918981015)

8:30 a.m.
Education issues discussed where they are most needed; the MER conference.
Doris Y Chiang*, University of Minnesota
Robert J Hesse, University of Minnesota
(918981463)

9:00 a.m.
Conclusions and recommendations from the MER graduate student conference
Michael S Keynes*, University of Washington
Michael S Ira, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
(918981007)

9:30 a.m.
Lessons from Project PROMPT about our role as Educators of Teachers
Phyllis Z. Chinn*, Humboldt State Universtiy
Dale R. Oliver, Humboldt State University
(91896518)

10:00 a.m.
Standardsbased Curricula: Implications for Teacher Education Programs.
Elizabeth A Phillips*, Michigan State University
(91897538)

10:30 a.m.
To teach real mathematics, you had better know some
Paul J. Sally, Jr.*, University of Chicago
(918961399)

11:00 a.m.
Establishing priorities in Mathematics programs for prospective elementary school teachers  agreements and differences of opinion emerging from collaborative relationships
Rosamond Welchman*, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
(91896963)

11:30 a.m.
Building an Inclusive Advanced Placement Program
Efraim P. Armendariz*, University of Texas at Austin
(91897430)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, I
Organizers:
M. Kathleen Heid, Pennsylvania State University IK8@psu.edu
David M. Mathews, Central Michigan University david.m.mathews@cmich.edu

8:00 a.m.
Supplementary methods for assessing student performance on a standardized test in elementary algebra.
Barry M. Cherkas*, Hunter College (City University of New York)
Alvin Baranchik, Hunter College (City University of New York)
(91898643)

8:20 a.m.
Student Difficulties in Introductory Statistics
Melissa Mellissinos*, San Diego State University
(918981246)

8:40 a.m.
General Logic Actions And Development of Mathematical Thinking
Mikhail M. Bouniaev*, Southern Utah University
(91898748)

9:00 a.m.
The impact of computerintegration in a firstyear calculus sequence
James F. Hurley*, University of Connecticut
Uwe Koehn, University of Connecticut
(91898872)

9:20 a.m.
History of One School's Study of the Impact of Changes in the Calculus Curriculum
Barbara J. Pence, San Jose State Univ
Bem Cayco*, San Jose State Univ
(91898984)

9:40 a.m.
A Study of Two Calculus Reform Projects and the Traditional Calculus Class
Hortensia SotoJohnson*, University of Southern Colorado
(918981068)

10:00 a.m.
Evaluating the effects of reform on student attitudes
Richard D. West*, U.S. Military Academy
(91898767)

10:20 a.m.
University Calculus Students' Conceptual Understanding of the Limit of a Function
Jennifer Earles Szydlik*, University of WisconsinOshkosh
(91898836)

10:40 a.m.
Improving the Quality of Instruction in Calculus with Peer Learning Assistants
Susan L Ganter*, National Science Foundation and Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(91898475)

11:00 a.m.
A Compass Instrument for Mathematics Education Reform
Brian A. Keller*, Iowa State University
(91898454)

11:20 a.m.
Research on Teaching Calculus I: The Role of Writing and Cooperative Group Learning in Developing Conceptual Understanding
Leslie Aspinwall*, Middle Tennessee State University
L Diane Miller, Middle Tennessee State University
(91898574)

11:40 a.m.
Findings from a ResearchBased Course Development
Albert D. Otto*, Illinois State University
Cheryl A. Lubinski, Illinois State University
(91898683)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Dynamics of Networks and Neurons, II
Organizers:
Nancy J. Kopell, Boston University nk@math.bu.edu
David H. Terman, Ohio State University terman@math.ohiostate.edu

8:00 a.m.
Silent but heterogeneous neurons when gapjunction coupled can oscillate collectively
John Rinzel*, Math Research, NIH
Yair Manor,
Yosef Yarom,
Idan Segev,
(91834513)

8:30 a.m.
Noiseenhanced dynamics in networks of neurons
James J. Collins*,
Carson C Chow,
Thomas T Imhoff,
(91892679)

9:00 a.m.
Interspike interval attractors and stochastic resonance in aperiodically driven neurons.
Andr\'e Longtin*, Physics Department, University of Ottawa
(91894981)

10:00 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.
A Kinetic Model of Synaptic Transmitter Release and Facilitation
Richard Bertram*, Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College
(91892383)

11:00 a.m.
Delayed Activation of Plateau Potentials in Bistable Motoneurons
Victoria Booth*, New Jersey Institute of Technology
(91892425)

11:30 a.m.
Acurrent Modulation of Neuronal Excitability
Maureen E Rush*,
(918001076)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Stochastic Modelling, III
Organizers:
Raisa Epstein Feldman, University of California, Santa Barbara epstein@pstat.ucsb.edu
Glen H. Swindle, University of California, Santa Barbara swindle@bernoulli.ucsb.edu

8:00 a.m.
Random measure models for some oceanographic phenomena
Robert J Adler*, UNC/Technion
(91860664)

8:45 a.m.
The geometry of random images
Keith J. Worsley*, McGill University
(918601298)

9:40 a.m.
Uniform Quadratic Variation and Brownian Fields
Ron Pyke*, University of Washington
(918601215)

10:40 a.m.
Heavy tails and long range dependence in stochastic modeling
Gennady Samorodnitsky*, Cornell University
(91860173)

11:20 a.m.
Tools for analyzing stable distributions
John P. Nolan*, American University
(918601275)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 8:00 a.m.12:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in Set Theory, II
Organizers:
Matthew D. Foreman, University of California, Irvine

8:00 a.m.
Scales in $L(\vec E, R)$
John R. Steel*, Department of Mathematics, U.C. Berkeley
(91804477)

8:30 a.m.
The weak DoddJensen property
Itay Neeman*, Harvard University
John R Steel, University of California at Berkeley
(91804271)

9:00 a.m.
Determinacy and sequences of sharp functions
Derrick Albert DuBose*, University of Nevada
(918041436)

9:30 a.m.
Cardinal Invariants of Euclidean Space
Juris Stepr\={a}ns*, York University
(91803490)

10:00 a.m.
Cardinal Invariants of the Continuum
Tomek Bartoszynski*, Boise State University and Freie Universitat
(91804716)

10:30 a.m.
Nonsaturation of the nonstationary ideal on $\cal P_{\kappa}\lambda$
Douglas R. Burke*, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Yo Matsubara, Nagoya University
(918041101)

11:00 a.m.
Some pcf ideas applied to $P_\kappa\lambda$.
Mirna D\v zamonja*, University of Wisconsin
(918041420)

11:30 a.m.
Weaksquareology
James W. Cummings*,
(91803121)

12:00 p.m.
Weak Box Principles and Reflection of Stationary Sets
Menachem Magidor*, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
(91804858)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, III
Organizers:
John E. Meier, Lafayette College
Leonard A. VanWyk, Hope College

8:00 a.m.
MauldinWilliams Graphs with Unique Dimension
Johanna L. Miller*, Duke University
C. Ryan Vinroot, North Carolina State University
John Richard Stoughton, Hope College
(91820189)

8:30 a.m.
Splitting numbers
Jonathan Pillow*, University of Arizona
Jessica SoonHae Sidman, Scripps College
(91860115)

9:00 a.m.
The Algebra and Geometry of Exceptional Lines
Thomas M Wieand*, Boston University
Craig A. Grabowski, Canisius College
Thomas C. Cecil, University of Notre Dame
Kaj M. Gartz, Yale University
Albert Chau, Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.)
(91814216)

9:30 a.m.
Permutations, Derangements, and Scrambling Numbers
Barry A Balof*, The Colorado College
(918051172)

10:00 a.m.
Experimental Results on Weight Distributions of Certain Generalized Codes
Laura L Johnson*, University of Virginia
Martin C Olsson, Harvard College
(918111283)

10:30 a.m.
In Search of Stability: Stable Matchings and Linear Inequalities
Brian Aldershof, Lafayette College
Olivia M. Carducci, Lafayette College
David Christian Lorenc*, Lafayette College
(91890945)

11:00 a.m.
Finding examples of the dynamical behavior of lowdegree rational functions
Joshua D. Levy*, Hope College
(91830600)

11:30 a.m.
Solving the Dirichlet Problem with Rational Functions
Ronald A. Walker*,
(91843416)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Banach Algebras, II
Organizers:
John Duncan, University of Arkansas jduncan@comp.uark.edu
Michael M. Neumann, Mississippi State University neumann@math.msstate.edu

8:00 a.m.
Banach algebras generated by $N$ idempotents and applications
Albrecht B\"ottcher, TU ChemnitzZwickau
Israel Gohberg, Tel Aviv University
Yuri Ivanovich Karlovich, TU ChemnitzZwickau
Naum Krupnik, BarIlan University
Steffen Roch, Universit\"at Leipzig
Bernd Silbermann, TU ChemnitzZwickau
Ilya Matvey Spitkovsky*, The College of William and Mary
(91847233)

8:30 a.m.
Closed ideals in Zygmund algebras.
Leonid Hanin*, Wayne State University
(91846167)

9:00 a.m.
Almost multiplicative functionals
Krzysztof Jarosz*, Southern Illinois State University, Edwardsville
(918461045)

9:30 a.m.
Convergence factors in weighted convolution algebras on R+.
Fereidoun Ghahramani, University of Manitoba
Sandy Grabiner*, Pomona College
(91843227)

10:00 a.m.
Endomorphisms of Banach algebras of infinitely differentiable functions
Herbert Kamowitz*, University of Massachusetts
(91846239)

10:30 a.m.
Multipliers which are also Riesz operators
K. B. Laursen*, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
(91846628)

11:00 a.m.
Automatic continuity for Banach algebras of vectorvalued functions
Michael M. Neumann, Mississippi State University
M. Victoria Velasco*, Universidad e Granada
(91846633)

11:30 a.m.
Derivations on a radical Banach algebra with identity adjoined.
Marc P. Thomas*, California State University
(91846202)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Wave Equations, III
Organizers:
Samuel Shanpu Shen, University of Alberta shen@cake.math.ualberta.ca
Mark J. Ablowitz, University of Colorado markjab@boulder.colorado.edu
Stephanos Venakides, Duke University ven@math.duke.edu

8:00 a.m.
The LongTime Asymptotic Analysis for Integrable Nonlinear Wave Equations
Alexander Its*, Indiana Univ.Purdue Univ.
(918351072)

8:30 a.m.
Analysis of Soliton Cellular Automata
Junkichi Satsuma*, Univ. of Tokyo
(918351405)

9:00 a.m.
On the solutions of singularly perturbed KdV equations
ShuMing Sun*,
(91876618)

9:30 a.m.
Wave Interactions in SelfSimilar TwoDimensional Flows
Suncica Canic*, Iowa State University
Barbara Keyfitz,
(91835731)

10:00 a.m.
Controllability of a beam in an incompressible inuiscid fluid
Scott Hansen*, Iowa State University
Andrei Lyashenko, University of IllinoisChicago
(91893775)

10:30 a.m.
Nonclassical shock waves in an elastodynamics model
Brian T Hayes*, Duke University
Philippe G LeFloch, Ecole Polytechnique
(91835758)

11:00 a.m.
Fourwave mixing in Wavelengthdivision multiplexed soliton systems
Mark J Ablowitz, University of Colorado
Gino Biondini*, University of Colorado
(918351496)

11:30 a.m.
Typeinsensitive Solutions of Mixed EllipticHyperbolic Equations and Their Applications to Nonlinear Problems
C. K. Chu*, Columbia University
(918351232)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Function Theory in One and Several Complex Variables, III
Organizers:
Carl H. FitzGerald, University of California, San Diego
Ian Graham, University of Toronto graham@math.toronto.edu
David Minda, University of Cincinnati

8:00 a.m.
Twopoint distortion theorems for strongly closetoconvex functions
William M. Ma*, Integrated Studies Division, Penn College of Technology
David Minda, University of Cincinnati
(91830317)

8:30 a.m.
Finitely generated submodules of the Hardy Space
Timothy L. Lance, SUNY at Albany
Michael I. Stessin*, SUNY at Albany
(91830288)

9:00 a.m.
Break

10:00 a.m.
Distortion of Locally Biholomorphic Maps of the nBall
John A Pfaltzgraff*, University of North Carolina
(91832127)

10:30 a.m.
Linear invariance, order and convex maps in $\bf C^n$.
John A. Pfaltzgraff, University of North Carolina
Ted J. Suffridge*, University of Kentucky
(91832151)

11:00 a.m.
On The Behaviour of Holomorphic Curves in Fano and CalabiYau Manifolds
Steven ShinYi Lu*, University of Waterloo
Gregery T Buzzard, Indiana University
(91832410)

11:30 a.m.
The Schwarzian derivative in several variables
Sheng Gong*, Academia Sinica
(91832713)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 8:00 a.m.12:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Commutative Algebra, II
Organizers:
Roger A. Wiegand, University of Nebraska rwiegand@math.unl.edu
Sylvia Margaret Wiegand, University of Nebraska swiegand@math.unl.edu

8:00 a.m.
Invariants of the additive group in positive characteristic
Robert M Fossum*, Institute for Algebraic Meditation
(91820976)

8:30 a.m.
Cohomological Degrees of Graded Modules
Tor Gunston*, Rutgers University
(91813201)

9:00 a.m.
Small cofinite irreducibles
Leif Melkersson*, University of Lund
(91813421)

9:30 a.m.
Local to Global Similarity for Homomorphisms.
Kim Schneider*, Colorado State University
Frank De Meyer, Colorado State University
Rick Miranda, Colorado State University
(9181353)

10:00 a.m.
On the number of generators of the torsion module of differentials.
Ruth I Michler*, University of North Texas
(91813524)

10:30 a.m.
Hilbert's Theorem 90
BaoPing Jia*, Maryville University of Saint Louis
(918131046)

11:00 a.m.
Value functions, Skolem properties, and divisorial ideals
PaulJean Cahen, Faculte des Sciences de Saint Jerome
JeanLuc Chabert, 76 Rue Charlotte, Paris, France
Evan G. Houston*, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Thomas G. Lucas, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
(918131174)

11:30 a.m.
Pr\"ufer vmultiplication rings and the ring of finite fractions
Thomas C. Lucas*, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
(91813949)

12:00 p.m.
On Finite Conductor Rings.
Sarah Glaz*, The University of Connecticut
(918131305)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics of Industry, Government and Business: A Survey, II
Organizers:
Desiree A. Beck, Washington, DC dbeck@afterlife.ncsc.mil

8:00 a.m.
Numerical pricing of exotic FX options with stochastic interest rates
Michael D. Marcozzi, U. S.Military Academy
C. Ara Pehlivanian*, U. S. Military Academy
(91890471)

8:30 a.m.
Modular Multiplication and Reduction: Four Methods In Theory And Practice
Marcia B Black*, Department of Defense
(918111119)

9:00 a.m.
An Example of Mathematics in Industry: Hybrid Systems at Sagent Corporation
Dan W. Singer*, Sagent Corporation
(91800149)

9:30 a.m.
Monte Carlo Time
Francis Sullivan*, IDA/Center for Computing Sciences
(91860427)

10:00 a.m.
An illustration of hyperelliptic real multiplication
Harvey Cohn*, Center for Computing Sciences,
(91811635)

10:30 a.m.
Information security, Key Management, Anopublic Key Cryptography
Jerome A. Solinas*, National Security Agency
(918111387)

11:00 a.m.
Mathematical Techniques in Cryptanalysis
Matt Robshaw*, RSA Laboratories
(918991353)

11:30 a.m.
The La Jolla Covering Repository
Daniel M. Gordon*, IDA Center for Communications Research
(91805172)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 8:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Noncommutative Geometry and Applications, II
Organizers:
Carla E. Farsi, University of Colorado
Jeffrey Stephen Fox, University of Colorado
Guoliang Yu, University of Colorado gyu@euclid.colorado.edu

8:00 a.m.
$C^*$ Algebras and Positive Scalar Curvature
Paul Baum*, The Pennsylvania State University
(918581272)

8:30 a.m.
Homology of pseudodifferential operators I. Manifolds with boundary
Richard B. Melrose, MIT
Victor Nistor*, Pennsylvania State University
(91858365)

9:00 a.m.
Operations on cyclic homology, the X complex, and a conjecture of Deligne
Masoud Khalkhali*, University of Western Ontario, London ON
(918191482)

9:30 a.m.
On the cohomology ring of an algebra
Boris L. Tsygan*, Penn State University
(918511458)

10:00 a.m.
Fredholm index theory for certain Toeplitz algebras
Xinhui Jiang*, The Fields Institute
(918461456)

10:30 a.m.
More about noncommutative surfaces
Toshikazu Natsume*, Ritsumeikan University
Ryszard Nest, University of Copenhagen
(918461398)

11:00 a.m.
$E$Theory, Quantization and Elliptic Operators
Erik Guentner*, Dartmouth College
(918581474)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#1: Part A
Projects for precalculus.
Organizers:
Janet Andersen, Hope College
Todd Swanson, Hope College

Thursday January 9, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#2: Part B
Developing units and projects for fundamental mathematics courses.
Organizers:
Linda R. Sons, Northern Illinois University

Thursday January 9, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Ordinary Differential Equations, I

8:00 a.m.
Unified control system on time scale
Seenith Siva sundaram*, Embry Riddle Aeronautical Univ
G. Rosa, JS Rayon,Tashkent, Russia
(91834931)

8:15 a.m.
Equiasymptotic stability for functional differential equations
Zhivko S. Athanassov*, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
(918341520)

8:30 a.m.
Uniform Bifurcation of Multiple Pulse Traveling Waves
Daryl C. Bell*, University of Nebraska in Lincoln
(91834720)

8:45 a.m.
Turbulent boundary layer, an analytical solution of the non linear differential equation for the flat plate
Leonard D'Attore*, Dana Point, California
(918341483)

9:00 a.m.
Oscillatory Theorems of Higher Order Neutral Type Differential and Difference Equations
R.S. Dahiya*, Iowa State University
(91834375)

9:15 a.m.
Positive Solution of a Class of Higher Order Ordinary Differential Equations
Fengchun Fang*,
(918341461)

9:30 a.m.
Computer assisted investigation of Wiener's differential equation.
Elizandro Flores, Univ. of TexasPan American
Eric J Garcia*, Univ. of TexasPan American
Juan Ibarra, Univ. of TexasPan American
(91834783)

9:45 a.m.
Positive Solutions of Boundary Value Problems for Ordinary Differential Equations with Impulse
Johnny L. Henderson*, Auburn University
(91834118)

10:00 a.m.
Asymptotic diagonalization of a linear ordinary system
PoFang Hsieh*, Western Michigan University
Feipeng Xie, Blue Cross and Blue Shield
(91834198)

10:15 a.m.
Localized Solutions of a Semilinear Equation in ${\Bbb R}^{N}.$
Joseph A. Iaia*, Univ. of North Texas
(91834276)

10:30 a.m.
Nonlinear Analysis of Yellowstone's Plume Geyser
Julie Knowles Raye*, University of New Hampshire
Kevin M. Short, University of New Hampshire
(9183455)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 8:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations, II

8:00 a.m.
Convective linear stability of solitary waves for Boussinesq equations
Robert L Pego*,
Michael I Weinstein,
(91835676)

8:15 a.m.
Inverse Scattering by an Elastic Inclusion
George Pelekanos*, University of Delaware
(918351237)

8:30 a.m.
The Dirichlet Problem for mHarmonic Funcions on the Annulus
Dorin Ghisa*, York University, Canada
(9183580)

8:45 a.m.
An Inverse Boundary Value Problem in Linear Elasticity
Robert L. Robertson*, Texas A&M International University
(91835685)

9:00 a.m.
Invariant Boundary Conditions for Generalized Burgers Equations
Sanjay Rai, Texas A&M International University
Chelluri C.A. Sastri*, Dalhousie University
(918351497)

9:15 a.m.
Persistence of Invariant Manifolds for Nonlinear PDEs
Steve Shkoller*, UCSD, IGPPSIO
(91835809)

9:30 a.m.
Detection and Location Problems for Elastic Inhomogeneities
John Tolle*, Carnegie Mellon University
(91835364)

9:45 a.m.
Singularity formation in systems of nonstrictly hyperbolic equations
Vaidyanath Vinod*, Xavier University of Louisiana
(918351481)

10:00 a.m.
A Mathematical Model in Electrochemistry
Rikki Bryanna Wagstrom*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(91835647)

10:15 a.m.
Encapsulated Vortex Solutions to Nonlinear Wave Equations: Stability
Henry A. Warchall*, University of North Texas
Robert L. Pego, University of Maryland
(91835821)

10:30 a.m.
Effects of Viscous Terms on Riemann Problem Solutions
Jane H. Wenstrom*, Mississippi University for Women
(91835788)

10:45 a.m.
Impulsive Effects On Global Existence of Solutions For Degenerate Semilinear Parabolic Equations
ShukYan I Yuen*, University of Southwestern Louisiana
C. Y. Chan, University of Southwestern Louisiana
(91835353)

11:00 a.m.
A partial differential equation alternately of retarded and advanced type.
Joseph Wiener, Mathematics Department
William H Heller*, Mathematics Department
(9183575)

11:15 a.m.
Solitary and Periodic Solutions of Nonlinear Nonintegrable Equations
Natalia G. Berloff*, Florida State University
Louis N. Howard, Florida State University
(91835429)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 8:00 a.m.11:10 a.m.
AMS Session on General Topology, I

8:00 a.m.
Duality in biconvergence groups.
Jamuna P. Ambasht*, Benedict College
(918541274)

8:15 a.m.
Probabilistic Metric Spaces and Sequential Convergence.
Paul Brock*, San Diego State University
(918541476)

8:30 a.m.
Probabilistic convergence spaces and approach spaces
Paul Brock, San Diego State University
D. C. Kent*, Washington State University
(918541167)

8:45 a.m.
Copies of $I = \cap {\hbox{cl}}_{\beta{\Bbb N}}({\Bbb N}2^n)$ in $\beta{\Bbb N}$.
Dennis E. Davenport*, Miami University
(918541290)

9:00 a.m.
On GSouslin diagonals and $S_\delta$diagonals.
G. R. Hiremath*, Talladega College
(91854138)

9:15 a.m.
Incompressible Surfaces in Three Manifolds
Hugh Nelson Howards*, UC San Diego
(918541022)

9:30 a.m.
Chain recurrence and proper criticality related to topological constructions.
Margaret M. LaSalle*, University of Southwestern Louisiana
(9185496)

9:45 a.m.
BoundaryRepresentable Solids in Space
Chung N Lee*, Pohang University of Sci & Tech
(91854901)

10:00 a.m.
A Brief History of {\rm monotonelight} Factorizations.
Harriet M Lord*, Calif. State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(91854445)

10:15 a.m.
Special dense subsets of ordered spaces
David J. Lutzer*, College of William and Mary
(91854299)

10:30 a.m.
Each pAdic Solenoid Is Continuously Ray Extendible
Clarke W Proctor*, Stephen F. Austin State Univ
(91854552)

10:45 a.m.
Real compactifications and rings of continuous functions
Lothar H. Redlin*,
(918541202)

11:00 a.m.
Structure spaces for rings of continuous functions
Saleem Watson*, California State Univ.,Long Beach
(918541135)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Manifolds

8:00 a.m.
The Disjoint Disk Property for Manifold Stratified Spaces
Aaron C Beshears*, Vanderbilt Univ
(918571231)

8:15 a.m.
Limits of Hyperbolic 3Manifolds
Timothy D Comar*, St. Louis University
(91857291)

8:30 a.m.
Injectivity Radius Bounds in Hyperbolic Convex Cores
Carol E. Fan*, University of Michigan
(91857403)

8:45 a.m.
The Double Conjecture
Allan Edmonds, Indiana University at Bloomington
Lydia C Hadden*, Hope College
(918571168)

9:00 a.m.
A Relative Identity Property for a Pair of 2Complexes
Michael P Hitchman*, University of Oregon
(918571190)

9:15 a.m.
Finitevolume 4dimensional hyperbolic manifolds that share a fundamental polyhedron
Dubravko Ivan\v si\' c*, University of Oklahoma
(91857895)

9:30 a.m.
Construction of Higher Dimensional Orbifolds.
Robert Alphonse Johnson, Jr.*,
(91857546)

9:45 a.m.
On Small Geometric Invariants of Three Manifolds.
Paul J. Kapitza*, University of Illinois at Urbana, Urbana, Il. 61801
(918571320)

10:00 a.m.
Lower and Upper Bounds for Edge Number and Crossing Number for PiecewiseLinear Knots
Monica A Meissen*,
(918571040)

10:15 a.m.
Crumpled Laminations and Manifolds of Nonfinite Type
Robert J Daverman,
Frederick C Tinsley*,
(918571259)

10:30 a.m.
A Characterization of Higher Order Sobolev Spaces on Manifolds
Chad H. Scott*,
Leonard R. Budney,
(9185857)

10:45 a.m.
Thickness of Polygonal Knots
Eric J. Rawdon*, University of Iowa
(918571530)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Probability, I

8:00 a.m.
BoseFermi algebras and White noise analysis
David Betounes*, University of S. Mississippi
(91860972)

8:15 a.m.
The TRAP Algorithm for Selfavoiding Polygons
R. E. Bradley*, Adelphi University
Thomas J. Bannon, Adelphi University
(918601270)

8:30 a.m.
Every ``lower psimixing" Markov chain is ``interlaced rhomixing"
Richard C. Bradley*, Indiana University
(91860590)

8:45 a.m.
On Poisson Approximations for Success Runs in Bernoulli Trials
Thad G. Dankel, Jr.*,
Ron Gatlin,
(91860502)

9:00 a.m.
The Strong Law of Large Numbers for a Class of Ustatistics
Anda H Gadidov*, Gannon University
(91860658)

9:15 a.m.
Estimation of fractional moments of the random parameter of some exchangeable stochastic processes
Constantine Georgakis*, DePaul University
(918601044)

9:30 a.m.
A BrennanDoob Inequality for a Class of VQuasimartingales
Michael L Green*, Baylor University
(91860171)

9:45 a.m.
Qualitative properties of Stochastic iterative processes under random structural perturbations
Byron L. Griffin*, Ambassador University
G. S. Ladde, University of Texas, Arlington
(918601238)

10:00 a.m.
A Sharp Inequality for Submartingales
William D Hammack*,
(91860601)

10:15 a.m.
Composition of random Mobius transformation and their applications
Satyajit Karmakar*, Saint Paul's College
(918601207)

10:30 a.m.
Consistent Aggregation of Scale Families of Selection Probabilities
J\'anos D. Acz\'el*, University of Waterloo
Gyula Maksa, L. Kossuth University, Debrecen, Hungary
Anthony A. J. Marley, McGill University
(91860126)

10:45 a.m.
Asymptotics for the Euclidean Minimal Matching
Kuntal P. McElroy*, Lehigh University
(918601312)

11:00 a.m.
Asymptotics for the $k$nearest neighbor and $k$median problems.
Katherine G McGivney*, Lehigh University
Joseph E Yukich, Lehigh University
(91860575)

11:15 a.m.
Asymptotic Measures for a Skew Product of Two Hyperbolic Dynamical Systems
Chuanshu Ji,
Donna Molinek*,
(918601155)

11:30 a.m.
Sequential Barycenter Arrays and Random Probability Distributions
Theodore Hill, Georgia Institute of Technology
Michael Monticino*, University of North Texas
(91860811)

11:45 a.m.
Heisenberg Model, Bethe {\rm Ansatz}, and Random Walks.
Lenhard L. Ng*, M.I.T.
(918601423)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, III

8:00 a.m.
The Neighborhoodclosure of a Graph
Aniket Majumdar*,
Erich Prisner,
(918051071)

8:15 a.m.
Integrity of Digraphs
Robert C. Vandell*,
Lowell Beineke,
(91805865)

8:30 a.m.
OffDiagonal Generalized Schur Numbers
Daniel Schaal*, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Michelle Knight, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
(918051257)

8:45 a.m.
Matching Graphs
Michelle Schultz*, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Linda Eroh, Western Michigan University
(91805485)

9:00 a.m.
On the Hamiltonicity of Acyclic Orientation Graphs
Scott R. Sheffield*, Harvard University
(918051258)

9:15 a.m.
Phylogeny Numbers
Fred S. Roberts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Li Sheng*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
(91805736)

9:30 a.m.
An Algorithm About Three Cell Partitions.
Dan Tang*, Howard University
(91805649)

9:45 a.m.
Defective list colorings of bipartite graphs.
Thomas C. Hull*, University of Rhode Island
(918051546)

10:00 a.m.
$IP^*$ Sets in Weak Left Rings.
Elaine Terry*, Howard University
(91805650)

10:15 a.m.
Probability Polynomials and the Imbeddings of ClosedEnd Ladders
Esther Hunt Tesar*, Drew University
(91805659)

10:30 a.m.
Winding vectors of closed paths in products of cycles
Charles Vanden Eynden*, Illinois State University
Saad ElZanati, Illinois State University
(91805449)

10:45 a.m.
Permutations without Long Ascending Subsequences and Lattice Walks
Jonathan L Weinstein*, Harvard University
Herbert Wilf, University of Pennsylvania
(918051118)

11:00 a.m.
A bound guaranteeing three distinct circuit lengths in a primitive digraph
Cynthia J. Wyels*,
(91805743)

11:15 a.m.
On $\chi$bounded and vertex Ramsey classes of graphs.
Yingxian Zhu*, Arizona State University
Hal Sa Kierstead, Arizona State University
(918051037)

11:30 a.m.
$n$distinguishability of the Symmetric Group
Julianna S Tymoczko*, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
(918051511)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 8:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Finite Differences and Summability

8:00 a.m.
Discrete Trigonometric Matrix Functions
Douglas R. Anderson*,
(91839414)

8:15 a.m.
On a fuzzy logistic difference equation.
Elias Y. Deeba*, University of HoustonDowntown
Eusebio L. Koh, University of Regina
Andre de Korvin, University of HoustonDowntown
(91839816)

8:30 a.m.
QuasiHomogeneous Associative Functions
Bruce R. Ebanks*,
(91839744)

8:45 a.m.
Global Behavior of Solutions of $x_{n+1}=f(x_{n},x_{n1})$
Vlajko L Kocic*, Xavier University of Louisiana
(918391132)

9:00 a.m.
A General Reduction of Order Theorem
Allan Peterson*, Univ. of NELincoln
Calvin Ahlbrandt, Univ. of MOColumbia
(91839810)

9:15 a.m.
Asymptotic Behavior of nonnegatve solutions of Second order Rational Recurrence Equations.
Parviz Khalili*, Christopher Newport University
(91840253)

9:30 a.m.
Summability of Unbounded Series
Alexander F Kleiner*, Drake University
(91840390)

9:45 a.m.
An equivalent reformulation of summability by weighted mean methods
Ferenc Moricz, Bolyai Institute, Hungary
B. E. Rhoades*, Indiana University
(91840778)

10:00 a.m.
Rate of convergence of some neural network operators to the unitunivariate case
Geroge A. Anastassiou*, University of Memphis
(91841916)

10:15 a.m.
Surface Orientation and Lighting Structure
Mihaela  Rodica V Cornea*, University of South Carolina, Department of Mathematics
(918411334)

10:30 a.m.
Generalized multiresolution schemes
Peter R Massopust*,
(91841224)

10:45 a.m.
Quasiinterpolation with trigonometric splines
Per Erik Koch,
Tom Lyche, University of Oslo
Larry L. Schumaker, Vanderbilt University
Sonya S. Stanley*, Samford University
(91841819)

11:00 a.m.
On the Moments of Fractal Functions and Dirichlet Spline Functions
Peter R. Massopust, Sam Houston State University
Patrick J. Van Fleet*, Sam Houston State University
(918411228)

11:15 a.m.
Asymptotics of multidimensional Laplacetype integrals via iterated MellinBarnes integrals
David O Kaminski*,
(918411129)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory, II

8:00 a.m.
Using Gauss' Algorithm to solve some Number Theory Problems
Patrick S Mitchell*, Southeastern Louisiana University
(91811698)

8:15 a.m.
Properties of Certain Integervalued Analogues of Dedekind Sums
Jeffrey L. Meyer*, University of Illinois
(91811573)

8:30 a.m.
Nonsingular zeros of quartic forms over finite fields
David B Leep*, University of Kentucky
Charles C. Yeomans, University of Kentucky
(918111023)

8:45 a.m.
On the Large Digits of Powers
Robert E. Kennedy*, Central Missouri State University
(918111142)

9:00 a.m.
Asymptotic primepower divisibility and a multifractal spectrum of generalized multinomial coefficients
John M. Holte*, Gustavus Adolphus College
(91811616)

9:15 a.m.
On Continued Fractions Associated to Hecke Groups
Hitoshi Nakada*, Keio University, Japan
(91811455)

9:30 a.m.
Decomposition of Spaces of HalfIntegral Weight Cuspforms
Sharon M Frechette*, Dartmouth College
(91811818)

9:45 a.m.
Some constraints on Carmichael's conjecture.
Walid Amin RamadanJradi*, Mathematical and Computing Sciences
(91811129)

10:00 a.m.
On Certain Sums of Functions of Base b Expansions
Curtis Cooper*, Central Missouri State University
(918111144)

10:15 a.m.
$S$units attached to genus~3 hyperelliptic curves
Jane Arledge*,
(91811989)

10:30 a.m.
Universal binary Hermitian forms
Khosravani Azar*, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
(918111016)

10:45 a.m.
Galois Numbers and Scaled Trace Forms
Pat Beaulieu*, University of Southwestern Louisiana
Robert Perlis, Louisiana State University
(918111332)

11:00 a.m.
Special Values of Certain Triple Product LFunctions
Jennifer E. Beineke*, UCLA
(918111077)

11:15 a.m.
The CorePlus Mathematics Project Curriculum: Implementing the Crossroads Standards via an NCTM StandardsBased High School Curriculum
Eric W. Hart*, Western Michigan University
(918I11383)

11:30 a.m.
Graphs and number theory
Brian Heck*, Louisiana State University
(918111535)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on The Use of HandHeld Technology in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics, I
Organizers:
Marcelle Bessman, Jacksonville University marjon@ix.netcom.com
V. J. Rammamurthy, Northern Florida State University
Bert K. Waits, The Ohio State University

8:00 a.m.
Requiring Graphing Calculators in Large General Education Classes
William E. Bonnice*, University of New Hampshire
(918L11509)

8:20 a.m.
Lying Calculators, Dancing Sine Curves, Or Will The Real Sine Curve Please Stand Up!
Tom Guglielmo*, Mercy College
(918L1431)

8:40 a.m.
The TI 92 in Calculus with a Lab Component
Mary Ann Connors*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst U
(918L1362)

9:00 a.m.
Graphing calculators and College Algebra
Kay Gura, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Gabriella Wepner*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(918L11020)

9:20 a.m.
Teaching developmental algebra using manipulatives and the TI92
Amelia S. Kinard*, Columbia College
(918L1205)

9:40 a.m.
Should Recursion be Taught in Basic Mathematics Courses?
Antonio R. Quesada*, The University of Akron
(918L1964)

10:00 a.m.
Discussion

10:20 a.m.
Handheld Technology in Multivariable Calculus
William G McCallum*, University of Arizona
Deborah Hughes Hallett, Harvard University
(918L1341)

10:40 a.m.
The Classroom of the Future: Computers AND Graphing Calculators AND a Document Camera
John C Hennessey*, Loyola College
(918L1361)

11:00 a.m.
A Blind Man's Description of the Elephant
Darlene Whitkanack*, Indiana University
(918L11570)

11:20 a.m.
Are they the same?
Joan Hosdowich McCarter*, Arizona State University
(918L11572)

11:40 a.m.
Phase Portraits in Introductory Differential Equations on the HP48G/GX
David N Dudley*, Phoenix College
(918L11340)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
MAA Session on Assessment for Better Learning: Assessing Teaching and Learning in a Climate of Change, I
Organizers:
Bonnie Gold, Wabash College goldb@wabash.edu
Annalisa Crannell, Franklin \& Marshall College
Ahmed Zayed, University of Central Florida

8:00 a.m.
Introductory Remarks

8:05 a.m.
Out of the Mouths of Babes: Student Questions and Comments in Reform Courses
Sheldon P Gordon*, Suffolk Community College
(918M1846)

8:20 a.m.
Successful Assessment Techniques: Group Work, Journals, and Projects
Regina Baron Brunner*, Cedar Crest College
(918M1782)

8:35 a.m.
Assessment Using a Capstone Course
Charles F Peltier*, Saint Mary's College
(918M11078)

8:50 a.m.
Assessing Student Attitudes and Learning Gains: Some Useful Tools
Nancy B Hastings*, Dickinson College
(918M11460)

9:05 a.m.
Assessing Computational Skills When a Computer Algebra System Is Available in Calculus Classes
Nancy L. Hagelgans*, Ursinus College
(918M1980)

9:20 a.m.
Informal Classroom Assessment
John W Emert*, Ball State University
(918M11417)

9:35 a.m.
Extensions of the OneMinute Paper
Terrence G.L. Tong*, California Lutheran University
Cynthia J. Wyels, California Lutheran University
(918M11105)

9:50 a.m.
Using Pre and PostTesting in a Liberal Arts Mathematics Course to Improve Teaching and Learning
Mark Michael, Ph.D.*, King's College
(918M1595)

10:05 a.m.
Assessment in one Learning Theory Based Approach to Teaching
Ed Dubinsky*, Georgia State University
(918M11177)

10:20 a.m.
Break

10:35 a.m.
Assessing Mathematical Processes and Lifetime Learning Skills
G. Daniel Callon*,
(918001003)

10:50 a.m.
Portfolio and Student SelfAssessment
Virginia E. Stallings*,
Carol A. Tascione,
(918M1446)

11:05 a.m.
Portfolio Assessment Through Written Project Investigations: The Generation of Original Mathematics by K8 Teacher Candidates.
David Dennis*, U. of Texas at El Paso
(918M1481)

11:20 a.m.
Student Portfolios in Calculus
David O. Lomen*, University of Arizona
(918M1529)

11:35 a.m.
The Use of Concept Mapping in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics
Joseph Meyinsse*, Southern University
(918981343)

11:50 a.m.
Assessing College Algebra.
George D Tintera*, Texas A&M UniversityCorpus Christi
(918M11301)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AWM Emmy Noether Lecture
How do real manifolds live in complex space?
Linda P. Rothschild*, UCSD
(91832677)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 10:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
Myth, meaning and metaphor in mathematics.
Morris W. Hirsch*, University of California, Berkeley
(9180064)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Book Sales and Exhibits

Thursday January 9, 1997, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMS Invited Address
Dynamics, Symmetry and Patternforming Instabilities in Physical Systems
Mary Silber*, Northwestern University

Thursday January 9, 1997, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture II
Analysis on spaces of paths
Daniel W. Stroock*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Thursday January 9, 1997, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
AMS and SMM Invited Address
Equivariant degree
Jorge Ize*, IIMASUNAM
(918581416)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Dynamics of Networks and Neurons, III
Organizers:
Nancy J. Kopell, Boston University nk@math.bu.edu
David H. Terman, Ohio State University terman@math.ohiostate.edu

2:15 p.m.
Open Discussion

Thursday January 9, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on On the Contributions of John F. Nash, Jr., I
Organizers:
William F. Lucas, Claremont Graduate School lucasw@cgs.edu
John E. Morrill, DePauw University johnmorrill@depauw.edu
Joel Spruck, Johns Hopkins University js@math.jhu.edu

2:15 p.m.
Perfect Recall Revisited
Harold W. Kuhn*, Princeton University
(91890741)

2:45 p.m.
General Cooperative Games; are Coalitions Fundamental?
John F. Nash, Jr.*, Princeton University
(91890747)

3:15 p.m.
Computation of Optimal Threat Strategies in Bargaining Games
Guillermo Owen*, Naval Postgraduate School
(918901341)

3:45 p.m.
NashEquivalence and Pareto Optimality
Lloyd S. Shapley*, University of California at Los Angeles
(91890753)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in Set Theory, III
Organizers:
Matthew D. Foreman, University of California, Irvine

2:15 p.m.
On some cardinal characteristics of the continuum
Andreas R. Blass*, University of Michigan
(918031153)

2:45 p.m.
Some problems in set theory
Thomas J Jech*, Penn State
(91804218)

3:15 p.m.
Limits of embeddings
Richard Laver*, University of Colorado
(91804286)

3:45 p.m.
Strong measure zero sets.
Marion Scheepers*, Boise State University
(91804125)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Banach Algebras, III
Organizers:
John Duncan, University of Arkansas jduncan@comp.uark.edu
Michael M. Neumann, Mississippi State University neumann@math.msstate.edu

2:15 p.m.
Isometries and Jordanisomorphisms onto C*algebras
Angel Rodriguez Palacios*, Universidad de Granada, Spain
(91847631)

2:45 p.m.
Square roots of invertible elements in Banach algebras
Robert Kantrowitz*, Hamilton College
John A. Lindberg, Jr., Syracuse University
(91846629)

3:15 p.m.
Linear and holomorphic functions on domains in Banach algebras
Lawrence A Harris*, University of Kentucky
(91846377)

3:45 p.m.
Characters and Point Evaluations.
Thomas Ransford*, Laval University
(91846166)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Function Theory in One and Several Complex Variables, IV
Organizers:
Carl H. FitzGerald, University of California, San Diego
Ian Graham, University of Toronto graham@math.toronto.edu
David Minda, University of Cincinnati

2:15 p.m.
Local biholomorphisms between real hypersurfaces in $ {\bf C}^N$.
M. Salah Baouendi, UCSD
Peter Ebenfelt, Royal Institute
Linda P. Rothschild*, UCSD
(91832673)

2:45 p.m.
The group of local biholomorphisms of a real submanifold in $ {\bf C}^N$. ]
M. Salah Baouendi*, UCSD
Peter Ebenfelt, Royal Institute
Linda P. Rothschild, UCSD
(91832672)

3:15 p.m.
Bergman and Kahler geometry for bounded domains in ${\bf C}^n$
Siqi M. Fu*,
(91832256)

3:45 p.m.
Coefficient Bounds for Holomorphic Convex Mappings in Several Variables
Carl H. FitzGerald*, Univ of California, San Diego
(918321012)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Commutative Algebra, III
Organizers:
Roger A. Wiegand, University of Nebraska rwiegand@math.unl.edu
Sylvia Margaret Wiegand, University of Nebraska swiegand@math.unl.edu

2:15 p.m.
A review of the theory of Fmodules
Gennady I. Lyubeznik*, University of Minnesota
(91813914)

2:55 p.m.
Join and Secant Varieties
Bernd Ulrich*, Michigan State University
(91813842)

3:30 p.m.
Minimal Generating Sets for Fat Point Ideals on ${\bf P}^2$
Stephanie A. Fitchett*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(9181468)

3:55 p.m.
Resolutions of General Sets of Fat Points of the Plane: Comments and Conjectures.
Brian Harbourne*, University of Nebraska
(9181379)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics of Industry, Government and Business: A Survey, III
Organizers:
Desiree A. Beck, Washington, DC dbeck@afterlife.ncsc.mil

2:15 p.m.
The Uses of Mathematics in Telecommunications Networking
Patricia E. Wirth*, AT&T Labs
(91890413)

2:45 p.m.
Mathematical Sciences at IBM
Claude A Greengard*, IBM Research Division
(918001245)

3:15 p.m.
Applying the WDL Composition Theory to Analyze Security Architectures
Lee A Benzinger*, Lockheed Martin Western Development Laboratories
(91893612)

3:45 p.m.
Mathematics of mixed continuous and batch processes in production of industrial materials.
Peter E. Castro*, Eastman Kodak Company
(91899922)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Noncommutative Geometry and Applications, III
Organizers:
Carla E. Farsi, University of Colorado
Jeffrey Stephen Fox, University of Colorado
Guoliang Yu, University of Colorado gyu@euclid.colorado.edu

2:15 p.m.
Multiwavelets and Operator algebras
Marc A Rieffel*,
(91846722)

2:45 p.m.
Discussion

3:15 p.m.
AH algebras with the ideal property
Cornel Pasnicu*, University of Puerto Rico
(91846988)

3:45 p.m.
Defining Metric Spaces via Operators from Unital $C^*$Algebras
Branka Pavlovi\'{c}*, University of Victoria and Institute of Mathematics, Belgrade
(918471472)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#19: Part A
Getting students involved in undergraduate research.
Organizers:
Joseph Gallian, University of Minnesota at Duluth
Aparna Higgins, University of Dayton

Thursday January 9, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#1: Part B
Projects for precalculus.
Organizers:
Janet Andersen, Hope College
Todd Swanson, Hope College

Thursday January 9, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#3: Part B
The use of handheld numerical, graphical, and symbolic algebra devices in the teaching and learning of calculus.
Organizers:
Wade Ellis, West Valley College
Carl Leinbach, Gettysburg College
Bert K. Waits, Ohio State University

Thursday January 9, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Ordinary Differential Equations, II

2:15 p.m.
Stability of systems of functional differential equations under Markovian structural perturbations
G. S. Ladde*, University of Texas, Arlington
(918341403)

2:30 p.m.
A note on asymptotic analysis at the interior layer on laminar flow in a porous channel
Chunqing Lu*, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
(91834923)

2:45 p.m.
Stability of functional differential equations involving abstract Volterra operators
Zephyrinus Okonkwo*, Alabama State University
(918341138)

3:00 p.m.
Eigenvalue Asymptotics for 4th order ODE's with Discontinuous coefficients.
Albert W Schueller*, Whitman College
(91834678)

3:15 p.m.
Existence results for semipositone problems involving the PLaplacian
Ratnasingham Shivaji*, Mississippi State University
(91834368)

3:30 p.m.
(An Attempt at) Quantifying Chaos in Dynamical Systems with Lyapunov Exponents
Timothy J. Pennings, Hope College
Michael Van Opstall*, Hope College
(91834790)

3:45 p.m.
Singular (k;nk) boundary value problems between conjugate and right focal
Johnny L. Henderson, Auburn University
William K.C. Yin*, LaGrange College
(918341304)

4:00 p.m.
Bounded and periodic solutions of finite delay evolution equations.
James H. Liu*, James Madison Univ
(9183440)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Probability, II

2:15 p.m.
Generalized twoparameter stochastic integrals and Green's theorem
Mylan Redfern*, University of Southern Mississippi
(91860639)

2:30 p.m.
Relationships among the first variation, the convolution product, and the FourierFeynman transform
Chull Park, Miami University
David Skoug*, University of Nebraska
David Storvick, University of Minnesota
(91860195)

2:45 p.m.
Dependency measure for sets of random elements
Jordan Stoyanov*, Northern Kentucky University
(918601492)

3:00 p.m.
The Boundary Distribution in Crofton's Theorem
Rosemary Sullivan*, Muhlenberg College
(918601264)

3:15 p.m.
Markovachievable payoff functions for finitehorizon decision models
Victor C. Pestien, University of Miami
Xiaobo Wang*, Jostens Learning Corp.
(918601244)

3:30 p.m.
Almost Periodic Contractive Harmonizable Processes
Randall J. Swift*, Western Kentucky University
(9186058)

3:45 p.m.
A Product Representation of Markov Random Fields
Bruce W. Atkinson*, Samford University
(91860589)

4:00 p.m.
A FiniteDifference Method for the FalknerSkan Equation
N. S. Asaithambi*, Lincoln University
(918651533)

4:15 p.m.
Teaching statistics using sports data
Reza D. Noubary*, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
(918621402)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 2:15 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Topological Groups

2:15 p.m.
Lie Groups Acting on the Mobius Strip
Ilie Barza, Lulea University, Sweden
Dorin Ghisa*, York University, Canada
(9182281)

2:30 p.m.
Right Groups in a Compact Projective System
YueChan P. Ho*, Central Missouri State University
(918221141)

2:45 p.m.
On Compact Convergence Semigroups and their Maximal Subgroups
Shing S. So*, Central Missouri State University
(918221140)

3:00 p.m.
Totally disconnected topological groups and their tidy subgroups.
Edwin Prine Herman*, University of Oregon
(918221255)

3:15 p.m.
Supercuspidal Representations of $GL(n)$ Distinguished by Unitary Subgroups
Jeffrey L. Hakim*, American University
(918221449)

3:30 p.m.
Complex analytic subgroups of affine algebraic groups
Patrick B. Chen*, John Carroll University
TaSun Wu, Case Western Reserve University
(918221262)

3:45 p.m.
Intervals of Totally Bounded Group Topologies
W. W. Comfort*, Wesleyan University
Dieter Remus, Universit\"{a}t Hannover, Germany
(91822323)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 2:15 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Real Variables

2:15 p.m.
Coordinate Functions and Maps
L. Andrew Campbell*, The Aerospace Corporation
(918261095)

2:30 p.m.
A comparison of the sine and cosine functions of trigonometry with the even and odd subsets of Walsh functions
Nasser Dastrange*, Buena Vista University
(91826926)

2:45 p.m.
On Ratios of Polynomials with all Real Zeros
Alan L Horwitz*, Penn State University
(918261348)

3:00 p.m.
Nonmetrizable spaces in which the weak Blumberg property holds
Shiojenn Tseng*, TamKang University
(91826856)

3:15 p.m.
Uniformly antisymmetric functions
Kandasamy Muthuvel*, University of Wisconsin
(91826932)

3:30 p.m.
Conservative exact $n$to1 endomorphisms
Julia A. Barnes*, Western Carolina University
(91828763)

3:45 p.m.
Sums of Cantor Sets
Carlos A. Cabrelli, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Kathryn E. Hare, University of Waterloo
Ursula M. Molter*, Universidad de Buenos Aires
(9182844)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 2:15 p.m.3:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Potential Theory, Analytic Spaces, Special Fucntions

2:15 p.m.
Minimum energy interpretation of Robin capacity.
Peter Duren, University of Michigan
John Pfaltzgraff, University of North Carolina
Robert E. Thurman*, The Geometry Center, University of Minnesota
(91831105)

2:30 p.m.
Basins of attraction for automorphisms of $\bf C^2$ tangent to Id.
Brendan J. Weickert*, University of Michigan
(91832215)

2:45 p.m.
On factorization and complex dynamics in $C^n$
ChungChun Yang*, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
(91832973)

3:00 p.m.
Orthogonality of sieved random walk polynomials from a non sieved analogue
Blaise Desesa*, rowan College of New Jersey
(918331178)

3:15 p.m.
Constructing New Orthogonal Polynomials From Existing Orthogonal Polynomials
Shikang Li*, Southeastern Louisiana University
(91833357)

3:30 p.m.
The $L_2$ versus the $L_\infty$ Norm on Polynomials
Carl A Libis*, The University of West Alabama
Robert Huotari, King Fahd University
(91833684)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 2:15 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Mechanics

2:15 p.m.
In search of a classical motion for the radiating relativistic electron
Dan Endres*, University of Central Oklahoma
(918701251)

2:30 p.m.
On the elastic spherical pendulum
Arthur Springer*, San Diego State University
Michael Springer,
(918701085)

2:45 p.m.
The Toda Lattice and Finite Radon Transforms.
Elinor Velasquez*, University of California, Berkeley
(91870906)

3:00 p.m.
On the dynamic behavior of a thermoviscoelastic body in frictional contact with a rigid obstacle.
Kevin T Andrews*,
Kenneth L Kuttler,
Meir Shillor,
(91873255)

3:15 p.m.
Shear Band Formation Due to a Thermal Flux Inhomogeneity
James A DiLellio*, Northwestern University
W Edward Olmstead, Northwestern University
(91873307)

3:30 p.m.
Instability of a Rigid Body with a Fluid Filled Cavity
Andrei A. Lyashenko*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Susan J. Friedlander, University of Illinois at Chicago
(91876466)

3:45 p.m.
Exact solutions for some simple flows of an OldroydB fluid
K. R. Rajagopal, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
R. K. Bhatnagar*, Univesity of Pittsburgh, Greensburg
(918761513)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovations in Courses Before Calculus: Implementing the Crossroads Standards, I
Organizers:
Ray E. Collings, Dekalb College, Central Campus rcolling@dekalb.dc.peachnet.edu
Janet Ray, Seattle Central Community College jray@guest.nwnet.net

2:15 p.m.
Technology in Intermediate Algebra
Darrell H. Abney*, Maysville Community College
Lillie R. F. Crowley, Lexington Community College
(918I11478)

2:30 p.m.
The Precalculus Reform Project Based at Harvard
Philip Cheifetz*, Nassau Community College
(918I11384)

2:45 p.m.
Quantitative reasoning: A new course for the core requirement in mathematics for an associate degree
Gary L Britton*, University of Wisconsin CenterWashington County
Neil Stahl, University of Wisconsin CenterFox Valley
(918I11406)

3:00 p.m.
Technology, Handson Modeling, Cooperative Learning: Activities for early mathematics experiences in the college classroom
Rosalie A. Dance*, Georgetown University
(918I11271)

3:15 p.m.
Problem Solving, Modeling and Data Analysis Labs in College Algebra and Precalculus
Wendy Metzger*, Palomar College
(918I11382)

3:30 p.m.
Implementing the Standards in Intermediate Algebra
Dennis Ebersole*, Northampton Community College
(918981378)

3:45 p.m.
Modeling Periodic Phenomena at the Precalculus Level: Future Scientists or Future Surveyors?
Florence S Gordon*, N.Y. Institute of Technology
(918I1853)

4:00 p.m.
Maricopa Mathematics Consortium
Alan Jacobs*, Scottsdale Community College
(918I11377)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 2:15 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Session on New Directions in Student Assessment, II
Organizers:
Richard Vandervelde, Hope College
Jay M. Jahangiri, Kent State University

2:15 p.m.
Assessment: A Learning Experience
Morteza ShafiiMousavi*, Indiana University South Bend
(918N1443)

2:30 p.m.
Group Application Projects in Student Assessment
Michael J. Dorff*, University of Kentucky
(918N1479)

2:45 p.m.
The Use of Alternative Assessment Techniques: Mathematics for Liberal Arts Majors
Jay Malmstrom*, Oklahoma City Community College
(918N11366)

3:00 p.m.
Student Assessment through Peer Teaching and Reflective Paper
Adele M Rothan, CSJ*, College of St. Catherine
(918N1603)

3:15 p.m.
Extended Use of Gateway Tests
Lars J. Kjeseth, Occidental College
Emily E. Puckette*, Occidental College
(918N1855)

3:30 p.m.
Some Assessment Techniques for Alternative Assignments
Deborah A Frantz*, Kutztown University
(918N1727)

3:45 p.m.
Student Presentation of Projects
Mary Ann Connors*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(918N1451)

4:00 p.m.
Discussion

Thursday January 9, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Issues and dilemmas in the mathematical preparation of K12 teachers: What mathematics and should it be organized?
Organizers:
James R. Boone, Texas A\&M University
Jane Schielack, Texas A\&M University
Paul Trafton, University of Northern Iowa
Al Cuoco, Education Development Corporation

Thursday January 9, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Student Workshop
Linking geometry and number theory.
Organizers:
Jean J. Pedersen, Santa Clara University

Thursday January 9, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Orientation and supervision of parttime instructors.
Organizers:
Suzanne M. Lenhart, University of Tennessee
Panelists:
Bettye Anne Case, Florida State University
Richard D. Ringeisen, East Carolina University
Frances Rosamond, National University (San Diego)
Stephen Rodi, Austin Community College

Thursday January 9, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Undergraduate mathematics education: Visions for the future.
Organizers:
Judy Holdener, U.S. Air Force Academy
Panelists:
Sally Fischbeck, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jerry Uhl, University of Illinois
Ignatios Vakalis, Capital University
Frank Wattenberg, Weber State University

Thursday January 9, 1997, 2:15 p.m.3:45 p.m.
JPBM Presentation
What's new(s!) in mathematics.
Organizers:
Richard H. Herman, JPBM
Kathleen Holmay, JPBM
Moderators:
Steven Weintraub, Louisiana State University
Panelists:
K. C. Cole, {\it Los Angeles Times}
Leigh Fenly, {\it San Diego Union Tribune}
Ivars Peterson, {\it Science News}
Donald Saari, Northwestern University

Thursday January 9, 1997, 3:20 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Retiring Presidential Address
Mathematics to the rescue: Some personal recollections.
Cathleen Morawetz*, Courant InstituteNew York University

Thursday January 9, 1997, 4:05 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Session on Environmental MathematicsGetting It into the Curriculum, I
Organizers:
Ben Fusaro, Florida State University fusaro@math.fsu.edu
Patricia Kenschaft, Montclair State University kenschaft@math.montclair.edu

4:05 p.m.
Waste management and the conservation of limited resources
Lothar Dohse*, University of North Carolina
(918D1568)

4:25 p.m.
Environmental Literacy and College Algebra
Kay Gura*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(918D1711)

4:45 p.m.
Continuous and Discrete Models of Natural Resource Depletion
Mike Olinick*, Middlebury College
(918D1563)

5:05 p.m.
Analysis of Variance in Federal Environmental Regulations
Mary K. King*, Theta Engineering, Inc.
(918D1566)

5:25 p.m.
PDE's via a Ground Spill Project
Joseph D. Myers*, US Military Academy
(918D1594)

5:45 p.m.
Using Environmental Economics in Mathematics Classes
Ginger Holmes Rowell*, Lander University
(918D1579)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 4:25 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Joint Prize Session and Reception

Thursday January 9, 1997, 5:45 p.m.6:45 p.m.
Informal Discussion for AMS Special Session on Commutative Algebra
Organizers:
Sylvia M. Wiegand, University of Nebraska
Roger A. Wiegand, University of Nebraska
Tom Marley, University of Nebraska

Thursday January 9, 1997, 5:45 p.m.6:45 p.m.
Informal Discussion for AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Wave Equations
Organizers:
Samuel Shanpu Shen, University of Alberta

Thursday January 9, 1997, 5:45 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA Reception for TwoYear Colleges

Thursday January 9, 1997, 6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
MER Banquet

Thursday January 9, 1997, 7:00 p.m.9:55 p.m.
MAA Session on The Uses of History in the Teaching of Mathematics, II
Organizers:
Florence D. Fasanelli, Mathematical Association of America ffasanel@maa.org
Victor J. Katz, University of the District of Columbia vkatz@udc.edu
V. Frederick Rickey, Bowling Green State University rickey@math.bgsu.edu

7:00 p.m.
The role of History and Context in shaping Scholarship and Education in Mathematics
Alphonse Buccino*, Contemporary Communications, Inc.
(918A1526)

7:20 p.m.
ProjectBased Investigations with Portfolio Assessment in a History of Mathematics Course for Teachers.
David Dennis*, University of Texas at El Paso
(918A1480)

7:40 p.m.
Preparing Elementary Mathematics Educators Using the History of Mathematics and Mathematics Education.
Nkechi M Agwu*, BMCC, CUNY
(918A1787)

8:00 p.m.
Writing Assignments in a History of Mathematics Course
Leon M. Cohen*, HampdenSydney College
(918A1469)

8:20 p.m.
Which came first, the Airy equation or the Airy function?
David J Barsky*,
(918A11137)

8:40 p.m.
An Historical Approach to the Central Limit Theorem
Amy L. Rocha*, San Jose State University
(918A1852)

9:00 p.m.
History and Problem Solving
Agnes Tuska*,
(918A1656)

9:20 p.m.
Using Original Sources in Discrete Mathematics
Herbert E. Kasube*, Bradley University
(918A1436)

9:40 p.m.
Using Original Sources to Enhance the Introductory Real Analysis Course
Phillip E Johnson*, UNC Charlotte
(918A1486)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 7:00 p.m.9:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovations in Teaching Linear Algebra, II
Organizers:
David C. Lay, University of Maryland
Steven J. Leon, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

7:00 p.m.
Strategies for teaching subspaces and spanning sets
David C. Lay*,
(918F11210)

7:20 p.m.
The impact of students' ways of thinking on their ways of understanding basic linear algebra concepts
Guershon Harel*, Purdue University
(918F11104)

7:45 p.m.
Innovations in Teaching Linear Algebra
Gilbert Strang*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(918F11248)

8:10 p.m.
Orthogonal triangularization and symmetric diagonalization
Charles R Johnson*,
(918F11462)

8:30 p.m.
Using quantifiers and setbuilder notation in elementary linear algebra
David Carlson*, San Diego State University
(918F11407)

8:45 p.m.
Student work groups in linear algebra classes.
A. Duane Porter*, University of Wyoming
(918F11375)

9:00 p.m.
Visualization: pictures or algebra?
John Hannah*, University of Canterbury
(918F1264)

9:15 p.m.
Computation and Conceptualization: The Case of the Dot Product
Michelle A Manes*,
(918F11176)

9:30 p.m.
Change of Basis Made Simple.
Geza Schay*, University of Massachusetts at Boston
(918F1607)

9:45 p.m.
On the Real Jordan Form for a Real Matrix
Nicholas J. Rose*, North Carolina State University
(918F1699)

Thursday January 9, 1997, 7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Teaching at a college or universityAdvice about preparing for and securing such positions.
Moderators:
Thomas W. Rishel, Cornell University
James R. C. Leitzel, University of New Hampshire
Panelists:
Richard Cleary, St. Michael's College
John Meier, Lafayette College
Teresa Moore, Ithaca College
Nikhil Shah, Cornell University

Thursday January 9, 1997, 7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
MAA Presentation
Reunion for Calculus Reform Workshop.
Organizers:
Donald B. Small, U.S. Military Academy

Thursday January 9, 1997, 7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
MAA Presentation
STATS Workshop participants reunion.
Organizers:
K. L. D. Gunawardena, University of WisconsinOshkosh
Friday January 10, 1997

Friday January 10, 1997, 7:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.
Joint Pi Mu Epsilon and MAA Student Chapter Advisors' Breakfast

Friday January 10, 1997, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Friday January 10, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, II
Organizers:
M. Kathleen Heid, Pennsylvania State University IK8@psu.edu
David M. Mathews, Central Michigan University

8:00 a.m.
Mental Constructions Used in Understanding the Chain Rule Concept
Julie M Clark, Emory & Henry College
Francisco Cordero, CINVESTAVIPN, Mexico
Jim Cottrill, Georgia State University
Bronislaw Czarnocha, Hostos Community College, CUNY
David J DeVries, Georgia College & State University
Denny St. John, Central Michigan University
Georgia Tolias*, Purdue University Calumet
Draga Vidakovic, North Carolina State University
(91898841)

8:20 a.m.
Students' Construction of the Sequence Concept
David M Mathews, Central Michigan University
Michael A McDonald, Occidental College
Kevin Strobel*, Pacific University
(91898557)

8:40 a.m.
Students' Understanding of Quantified Statements in Natural Language and in Mathematics
Ed Dubinsky, Georgia State University
Olga Yiparaki*, Agnes Scott College & University of Arizona
(91898691)

9:00 a.m.
The Development of Students' Understanding of Permutations and Symmetries
Mark Asiala, Georgia State University
Anne Brown, Indiana University South Bend
Jennifer Kleiman, Georgia State University
David Mathews*, Central Michigan University
(91898652)

9:20 a.m.
Students' Understanding of Cosets, Normality and Quotient Groups
Steve Morics*, University of Redlands
Mark Asiala, Georgia State University
Ed Dubinsky, Georgia State University
David Mathews, Central Michigan University
Asuman Oktac, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
(918981042)

9:40 a.m.
On learning binary operations, groups, and subgroups
Anne E Brown*, Indiana University South Bend
David J DeVries, Georgia College
Ed Dubinsky, Georgia State University
Karen Thomas, University of WisconsinPlatteville
(91898669)

10:00 a.m.
On the Relationship Between Students' Proof Schemes and the Formation of Their Conception of Basic Linear Algebra Ideas.
Guershon Harel, Purdue University
Sonia P Hristovitch*, Purdue University
Larry Sowder, San Diego State University
(91898831)

10:20 a.m.
Students' Understanding of Mathematical Definitions in Real Analysis
Barbara S Edwards*, Penn State University
(91898482)

10:40 a.m.
Mathematicians' Views of Mathematics
John Selden, MERC
Annie Selden*, Tennessee Tech. Univ.
(91898648)

Friday January 10, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on On the Contributions of John F. Nash, Jr., II
Organizers:
William F. Lucas, Claremont Graduate School lucasw@cgs.edu
John E. Morrill, DePauw University johnmorrill@depauw.edu
Joel Spruck, Johns Hopkins University js@chow.mat.jhu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Economics and Mathematics; Prizes, People, Problems, Pedagogy
John Morrill*, DePauw University
(91890751)

8:30 a.m.
Nash Equilibria in Dynamic Price Competition
James Case*, Consultant
(91890755)

9:00 a.m.
MultiUnit Auctions
Richard EngelbrechtWiggans*, University of Illinoic at UrbanaChampaign
Charles M. Kahn, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(918901185)

9:30 a.m.
A Note on Correlated Equilibria for Bimatrix Games (Joint work with Fe Evangelista)
T.E.S. Raghavan, University of Illinois at Chicago
Fe S. Evangelista*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(918901524)

10:00 a.m.
Cores, Large Cores, and Convex Covers
John M. Rulnick*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Lloyd S. Shapley, University of California, Los Angeles
(918901055)

10:30 a.m.
Weak potential, pairwise consistency and the least square values
Irinel Dragan*, University of Texas, Arlington
(91890636)

Friday January 10, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Stochastic Modelling, IV
Organizers:
Raisa Epstein Feldman, University of California, Santa Barbara epstein@pstat.ucsb.edu
Glen H. Swindle, University of California, Santa Barbara swindle@bernoulli.ucsb.edu

8:00 a.m.
RiskSensitive Stochastic Control and Relationship with Stochastic Differential Games
Tamer Ba\c{s}ar*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(91893832)

8:40 a.m.
Option Pricing with Constraints
H. Mete Soner*, Carnegie Mellon University
(918901001)

9:30 a.m.
Random walks on groups: A strong stationary time approach.
Igor Pak*, Harvard University
(91860204)

9:40 a.m.
Discussion

9:45 a.m.
Logarithmic Sobolev Inequalities for Free Loop Groups
Trevor R. Carson*,
(91860369)

10:00 a.m.
Coherence of an inference is equivalent to existence of a countably additive prior
Yuri Y. Boykov*, Carnegie Mellon University
(918621361)

10:15 a.m.
The geometry of random images and mapping the human brain
Keith J. Worsley*, McGill University
(918621419)

10:30 a.m.
Diamond Lattice Model of Semicrystalline Polyethylene
ZhongHui Duan*, Florida State University
Louis Howard, Florida State University
(918921494)

Friday January 10, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory, I
Organizers:
Paul G. Goerss, University of Washington pgoerss@math.washington.edu
James P. Lin, University of California, San Diego jimlin@euclid.ucsd.edu

8:30 a.m.
The mod~$2$ cohomology of $\hbox{GL}_{32}(\bf Z[1/2])$.
William G. Dwyer*, University of Notre Dame
(91855248)

9:20 a.m.
A gap theorem for LusternikSchnirelmann $\pi_1$categry
Takao Matumoto*, Hiroshima University
(91855497)

9:50 a.m.
$E_\infty$ Algebras and $p$Adic Homotopy Theory
Michael A. Mandell*, University of Chicago
(91855606)

10:20 a.m.
Model categories of algebras and modules
Brooke E Shipley*, University of Chicago
Stefan Schwede, University of Bielefeld
(91818159)

Friday January 10, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics, I
Organizers:
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia khp3k@fermi.clas.virginia.edu
James J. Tattersall, Providence College tat@providence.edu

8:00 a.m.
Felix Hausdorff's Contributions to the Theory of Order Types
Jacob M. Plotkin*, Michigan State University
(9180131)

8:30 a.m.
The Story of the "Parallelogram Rule" for Finding Tangents
Paul R Wolfson*, West Chester University
(91801770)

9:00 a.m.
"Rational diameters" and the discovery of incommensurability
Wilbur R. Knorr*, Stanford University
(91801970)

9:30 a.m.
More light on Colin Maclaurin
Judith V. Grabiner*, Pitzer College
(91801627)

10:00 a.m.
The EuclidEuler Theorem.
William Dunham*, Muhlenberg College
(9180192)

10:30 a.m.
Mathematics and ideology: The politics of infinesimals
Joseph Dauben*, Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York
(91801982)

Friday January 10, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#10: Part B
Environmental mathematics.
Organizers:
Ben Fusaro, Florida State University

Friday January 10, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#16: Part B
Technology, modeling, cooperative learning: Putting it all together.
Organizers:
Rosalie Dance, Georgetown University
James T. Sandefur, Georgetown University

Friday January 10, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#6: Part A
The geometry of multivariable calculus.
Organizers:
Yves Nievergelt, Eastern Washington University

Friday January 10, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#7: Part A
Linear algebra using an interactive text.
Organizers:
Eugene A. Herman, Grinnell College
Michael D. Pepe, Seattle Central Community College
Robert T. Moore, University of Washington, Seattle
James R. King, University of Washington, Seattle

Friday January 10, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Biology

8:00 a.m.
Is the Nile Outflow Fractal ? Hurst's Analysis Revisited
Harold M Hastings*, Hofstra University
Robert Kissell, Hofstra University
(91892587)

8:15 a.m.
A Comprehensive Mathematical Model of Respiratory Dynamics and Oxygen Transport
J. Derrick Head*, Univ. of Minnesota, Morris
Philip S. Crooke, Vanderbilt University
John J. Marini,
John R. Hotchkiss,
Tomas D. Valdivia,
(918921326)

8:30 a.m.
A Nonlinear mathematical model of Pressure Preset Ventilation for a Single Compartment System
Sanjukta Hota*,
(91892823)

8:45 a.m.
Autoregulation in a Compartmental Model of the Intracranial System
Zsuzsanna M. Kadas*, St. Michael's College, Colchester, VT
(918921287)

9:00 a.m.
A twosex STD model with activity levels and recruitment
Christopher M. Kribs*, University of Wisconsin
(91892576)

9:15 a.m.
A 2 Backbone polymer Model for Interphase Chromosome Geometry
Bing Liu*, College of St. Scholastica
Rainer K Sachs, University of California, Berkeley
(91892259)

9:30 a.m.
A Mathematical Model of Capillary Growth in the Retina
Sophia A. Maggelakis*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Andreas E. Savakis, University of Rochester Medical Center
(918921360)

9:45 a.m.
On the Global Stability of Solutions of a Nonlinear FDE
Sanjay Rai*, Texas A&M International University
Dennis Brewer, University of Arkansas
(91892732)

10:00 a.m.
A Mathematical Model for Skin Cancer Initiation
Mei Zhu*, Lafayettte College
Stephen A. Kunec, Lafayettte College
(918921311)

10:15 a.m.
Stochastic Simulation of Multistage Model of Carcinogenesis Mutation.
Reza R. Ahangar*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(918921573)

Friday January 10, 1997, 8:00 a.m.8:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Mathematics Education, I

8:00 a.m.
The missing link between problem solving and mathematics education
Helmut Doll*, Bloomsburg University of PA
Scott Inch,
(91897687)

8:15 a.m.
Encountering mathematical patterns everywhere
Anne Hughes*, St. John's University
(91897924)

8:30 a.m.
Computing Galois Groups of Order Four Linear Differential Equations
Sabrina A Hessinger*, North Carolina State University
(918991477)

8:45 a.m.
A basic inequality of sobolev type for quasiperiodic functions of fixed frequencies
Luping Zhang*, University of Claifornia, Irvine
(918991506)

Friday January 10, 1997, 8:00 a.m.9:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Algebraic Topology

8:00 a.m.
New approaches to localization and periodicity
Arone Z Gregory*,
(91855555)

8:15 a.m.
Infinitesimal index theory and BorsukUlam type theorem.
Necdet Guner*, University of Wisconsin
(9185590)

8:30 a.m.
Tori which Admit Tilings in Link Complements
Valeriu Pinciu*, SUNY at Buffalo
(918551365)

8:45 a.m.
The $\beta$genus on Homogeneous Spin Manifolds
Scott J Simmons*, University of Kentucky
(918551099)

9:00 a.m.
Relations Between Stratified and Equivariant Homology
Robert N. Talbert*, Vanderbilt University
(918551201)

9:15 a.m.
Parametrized groupoids and closed model structures on the category ofsmall categories
Steven R. Costenoble*, Hofstra University
(91855769)

Friday January 10, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Student Chapters Contributed Paper Session
Organizers:
Karen Schroeder, Bentley College kschroed@bentley.edu

Friday January 10, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Teaching the Practice of Statistics at All Levels, I
Organizers:
K. L. D. Gunawardena, University of WisconsinOshkosh gunaward@vaxa.cis.uwosh.edu
Anne D. Sevin, Framingham State College
Chitra Gunawardena, University of Wisconsin Center

8:00 a.m.
Handson Activities for Probability and Mathematical Statistics Courses
Anne D. Sevin*, Framingham State College
(918B11103)

8:15 a.m.
{\it Maple\/} and the Sample Mean from the Cauchy Distribution
Elliot A Tanis*, Hope College
John J Krueger, Hope College
(918B1604)

8:30 a.m.
Using writing in statistics courses
Robert E Buck*, Slippery Rock University
(918B1759)

8:45 a.m.
Using the Computer Algebra System Maple in Applied Statistics
Amy L. Rocha*, San Jose State University
(918B1837)

9:00 a.m.
Correlation, Regression, and Moments of Inertia
Roger B. Nelsen*, Lewis & Clark College
(918B1359)

9:15 a.m.
Using Mathematica in Statistics Courses for Mathematics Majors
Jenny Baglivo*, Boston College
(918B1674)

9:30 a.m.
HalfCourse Offerings in Statistics
John D. McKenzie, Jr.*, Babson College
(918B11116)

9:45 a.m.
Enhancing Statistics Using an Industrial Simulation
Bruce McLean*, Georgia Southern University
(918B1347)

10:00 a.m.
Time Series Analysis: An Introduction to Applied Statistics for Math Majors?
Robin H Lock*, St. Lawrence University
(918B11217)

10:15 a.m.
Simulation to the Rescue in ANOVA
Donald E Miller*, Saint Mary's College
(918B1817)

10:30 a.m.
An indepth case studies approach to statistics
Deborah Nolan*, University of California, Berkeley
Terence P Speed, University of California, Berkeley
(918B11485)

10:45 a.m.
Improving Statistics Education Through Academe/Industry Collaboration
Roxy L Peck*, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
(918B1838)

Friday January 10, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Session on Needed Connections: Preparation of Teachers K12, I
Organizers:
Mary M. Lindquist, Columbus College lindquist_mary@colstate.edu
Patrick Collier, University of WisconsinOshkosh
Albert Otto, Illinois State University

8:00 a.m.
Introduction

8:10 a.m.
Needed Connections Among Students, Cooperating Teachers, and Mathematics Professors for the Preparation of Mathematics Teachers 712
Lucy C. Snead*, Columbia College
(918E11096)

8:25 a.m.
Connections: Before, During, and After Student Teaching
Jon L Johnson*, Elmhurst College
(918E1700)

8:40 a.m.
Connecting technology, mathematics, and teachers
Leonard J Lipkin*, Univ. of North Florida
(918E1967)

8:55 a.m.
Partnership for Excellence
Joanne V Peeples*, El Paso Community College
(918E11123)

9:10 a.m.
Connecting Preservice Teachers to the Real World of the Classroom
Susan Gay*, University of Kansas
(918E11021)

9:25 a.m.
A Collaborative Approach to Course Restructuring for Preservice Teachers
Mark L Klespis*, Sam Houston State University
(918E1717)

9:40 a.m.
Supporting New Teachers: A Role for Mathematicians
John T. Kemper*, University of St. Thomas
(918E1358)

9:55 a.m.
Establishing Connections: Using Technology in Elementary School Mathematics and Science
Michael B Fiske, Dr.*, St. Cloud State Univ.
Mark A Minger, St. Cloud State Univ.
(918E1559)

10:10 a.m.
Connecting Technology, Problem Based Instruction, and Cooperative Learning in the Training of Teachers
Ronald J Harshbarger*, University of South CarolinaBeaufort
(918E11414)

10:25 a.m.
WestmontSan Jose State University Technology Collaborative.
Barbara J. Pence, San Jose State Univ
Joanne Rossi Becker*, San Jose State Univ
(918E11041)

10:40 a.m.
CurriculumBased Teacher Preparation using the CorePlus Mathematics Project Curriculum
Eric W. Hart*, Western Michigan University
(918E11376)

Friday January 10, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:35 a.m.
MAA Session on Establishing and Maintaining Undergraduate Research Programs in Mathematics, I
Organizers:
Emelie Kenney, Siena College kenney@siena.edu
Joseph Gallian, University of MinnesotaDuluth

8:00 a.m.
Undergraduate Mathematics Research: A Budget of Resources
Emelie A Kenney*, Siena College
(918G11059)

8:20 a.m.
The CPR of Undergraduate Research in Mathematics: Challenges, Pitfalls and Rewards
Mario U Martelli*, Cal State Univ. Fullerton
(918G1363)

8:40 a.m.
Nurturing Undergraduate Student Researchers in Fractal/Chaos
Linda Bailey Hayden, Elizabeth City State U
Dipendra C. Sengupta*, Elizabeth City State U
(918G11091)

9:00 a.m.
Soap Bubbles, Fluid Clusters, and Undergraduate Research
Frank Morgan*,
(918G1439)

9:20 a.m.
Undergraduate Research: Opening Doors to the Beauty of Mathematics
Hugh N. Howards*, UC San Diego
(91897399)

9:40 a.m.
Starting an Undergraduate Research Program at a Four Year Institution
Daniel Schaal*, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
(918G1737)

10:00 a.m.
Undergraduate research and faculty research: a symbiotic relationship
Anant P. Godbole*, Michigan Tech University
(918G1335)

10:20 a.m.
Undergraduate ResearchA Personal Perspective
Langdon D White*, Siena College
(918G11051)

Friday January 10, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Development Programs That Work, I
Organizers:
Mercedes McGowen, William Rainey Harper College mmcgowen@harper.cc.il.us
Jacqueline B. GilesGiron, Houston Community College

8:00 a.m.
Applied Algebra at Augsburg College: What Makes it Work?
Suzanne I. Doree*, Augsburg College
(918J1740)

8:20 a.m.
Geometry: A Problem Solving Approach
Rose M. Dubec*, Purdue University Calumet
Marcia K. Wallace, South Suburban College
(918J11278)

8:40 a.m.
Empowering graduate student instructors and students in their developmental classes: providing opportunities for teacher development in response to different styles of student learning.
Elena Anne Marchisotto*, California State University, Northridge
(918J1689)

9:00 a.m.
Intermediate Algebra: Learning Concepts via Technology
Edward A. Gallo*, Indiana University East
(918J1655)

9:20 a.m.
Marilyn Reba and Dianna Zook

9:20 a.m.
The Silent Treatment: An Attempt to Bridge the Distance Between "AtRisk" Students and Mathematics
Teri J Murphy*, University of Oklahoma
(918J1339)

9:40 a.m.
The NKATE Reform Algebra Project
Lillie F Crowley*, Lexington Community College
Darrell H Abney, Maysville Community College
(918J1735)

10:05 a.m.
Developmental Research as the Basis for Instructional Development
Erna Yackel*, Purdue University Calumet
Diana Underwood Gregg, Purdue University Calumet
(918J1879)

10:30 a.m.
Changing the Unwritten Social Contract: What Happens when youRenegotiate It?
Mercedes Anne McGowen*,
(918J11346)

Friday January 10, 1997, 8:00 a.m.9:20 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Developing statistical indicators for monitoring and improving undergraduate mathematics education.
Panelists:
Alan Jacobs, Scottsdale Community College
Organizers:
Kenneth Travers, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
Panelists:
Carolyn Mahoney, California State University at San Marcos
Paul Weichsel, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
John A. Dossey, Illinois State University
Curtis McKnight, University of Oklahoma
Janet Ray, Seattle Central Community College
Alan Schoenfeld, University of California at Berkeley

Friday January 10, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Presentation
Innovative programs using technology in mathematics service courses.
Organizers:
Susan S. Lenker, Central Michigan University
Bostwik F. Wyman, The Ohio State University

Friday January 10, 1997, 8:00 a.m.9:20 a.m.
SUMMA Workshop
Presentation on intervention projects for minority precollege students.
Organizers:
William A. Hawkins, MAA
Presenters:
Martha BillotiAliaga, University of Michigan
Richard Gillman, Valparaiso University
Donald St. Mary, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Friday January 10, 1997, 8:15 a.m.4:40 p.m.
Mathematical Sciences Employment Register
Interviews only.

Friday January 10, 1997, 8:20 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Finsler Geometry, I
Organizers:
David Bao, University of Houston bao@math.uh.edu
S. S. Chern, University of California, Berkeley
Zhongmin Shen, Indiana UnivPurdue Univ at Indianapolis

8:20 a.m.
Rigidity Problems in Finsler Geometry
Patrick Foulon*,
(91853179)

9:00 a.m.
On Mathieu transformations and Wagner spaces
Peter Antonelli*,
(91853174)

9:40 a.m.
The Lichnerowicz formula on Finsler spaces
Frank Flaherty*,
(91853178)

10:20 a.m.
Finsler Geometry as a problem in Control Theory
Robert Gardner*,
(91853180)

Friday January 10, 1997, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Interactions Between Ergodic Theory and Number Theory, I
Organizers:
Lawrence W. Baggett, University of Colorado baggett@euclid.colorado.edu
Herbert Antonio Medina, Loyola Marymount University hmedina@lmumail.lmu.edu
Kathy Donovan Merrill, Colorado College kmerrill@ccnode.colorado.edu

8:30 a.m.
The binomial transformation is weakly mixing
Michael Keane*, CWI, Amsterdam
(918281154)

9:00 a.m.
Homoclinic points for commuting automorphisms of compact abelian groups
Douglas A Lind*, University of Washington
(918541307)

9:30 a.m.
CarlitzSchur polynomials: a generalization of cellular automata
JeanPaul Allouche*, CNRS
(91811284)

10:00 a.m.
An extension of Furstenberg's Diophantine result
Bryna Kra*,
(91811158)

10:30 a.m.
Algorithms for Determining Polynomials with Small Mahler Measure
Michael J. Mossinghoff*, Appalachian State University
(91812169)

Friday January 10, 1997, 8:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
MAA Project NExTYoung Mathematicians Network Poster Session
Presentations by new or recent Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences.
Organizers:
Kevin Charlwood, Saint Leo College
James R. C. Leitzel, University of New Hampshire

Friday January 10, 1997, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Partially Ordered Sets
William T. Trotter*,
(918061214)

Friday January 10, 1997, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
ASL Session

Friday January 10, 1997, 9:10 a.m.10:10 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Some topics on the interface between set theory and analysis
Daniel Mauldin*, University of North Texas

Friday January 10, 1997, 9:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Geometry, II

9:30 a.m.
Curvature and Torsion Tensors of Almost rParacontact Connections
Andrew J. Bucki*, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics
(91853225)

9:45 a.m.
Isometry Groups of Compact Hyperlorentz Manifolds.
Brett A Sovereign*, University of Maryland
(91853229)

10:00 a.m.
Global differential geometry of $C^{\infty}$ nonimmersive closed curves in the Euclidean plane
Yu Chen*, University of South Carolina
(91853702)

10:15 a.m.
Asymptotic curvature of $\Theta$metrics
Matthew B. Stenzel*, Ohio State University, Newark Campus
(91853812)

10:30 a.m.
Elastic Curves in Hyperbolic 2Space of Rotation Index One
Daniel Howard Steinberg*, John Carroll University
(91853910)

10:45 a.m.
Homogeneous Einstein Spaces
Megan M Kerr*, Dartmouth College
(918531038)

Friday January 10, 1997, 9:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Task Force on Excellence in Mathematics Scholarship Presentation
How mathematics can compete in the modern university.
Moderators:
Morton Lowengrub, Indiana University
Panelists:
Carl C. Cowen, Purdue University
James Lewis, University of Nebraska
Douglas A. Lind, University of Washington, Seattle

Friday January 10, 1997, 9:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA CRAFTY Panel Discussion
A roundtable discussion with the client disciplines.
Organizers:
Sheldon P. Gordon, Suffolk Community College
Panelists:
Ron Oaxaca, University of Arizona
John Prados, NSF and the University of Tennessee
Wayne Roberge, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Michael Ruane, Boston University

Friday January 10, 1997, 9:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
JPBM Presentation
Math Awareness Week (MAW) 1997Mathematics and the Internet.
Organizers:
Richard H. Herman, JPBM
Kathleen Holmay, JPBM
Moderators:
Robert M. Fossum, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
Presenters:
Earl D. Fife, Calvin College
James P. Fink, Gettysburg College
Fernando Gouv\^ea, Colby College
Patrick D. F. Ion, {\it Mathematical Reviews}
Gene Klotz, Swarthmore College
Janis M. Oldham, North Carolina A\&T State University
Bozenna PasikDuncan, University of Kansas

Friday January 10, 1997, 10:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM; Joint Committee on Employment Opportunities Presentation
Effective job search strategies.
Panelists:
Katy Piotrowski, Bernard Haldane Associates

Friday January 10, 1997, 10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Book Sales and Exhibits

Friday January 10, 1997, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Von Neumann algebra techniques in analysis and topology.
Mikhail A. Shubin*, Northeastern University
(918321543)

Friday January 10, 1997, 10:20 a.m.10:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
The field of reals with the Gamma function is ominimal
Patrick Speissegger*, Fields Institute

Friday January 10, 1997, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Does mathematics need new axioms?
Solomon Feferman*, Stanford University

Friday January 10, 1997, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture III
Analysis on spaces of paths
Daniel W. Stroock*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Friday January 10, 1997, 1:00 p.m.5:45 p.m.
AMS Special Session on On the Contributions of John F. Nash, Jr., III
Organizers:
William F. Lucas, Claremont Graduate School lucasw@cgs.edu
John E. Morrill, DePauw University johnmorrill@depauw.edu
Joel Spruck, Johns Hopkins University js@chow.mat.jhu.edu

1:00 p.m.
The NashMoser Theorem in PDE
Richard Hamilton*, University of California, San Diego
(918351536)

2:00 p.m.
On Nash's Implicit Function Theorem and Applications to Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
Sergiu KLainerman*, Princeton University
(91835500)

3:00 p.m.
Ideas from Nash's paper "Continuity of Solutions of Parabolic and Elliptic Equations"
Eugene B Fabes*, University of Minnesota
(91835260)

4:00 p.m.
Heat Equations in CarnotCaratheodory Spaces: Local Regularity
Nicola Garofalo*, Purdue University
(91835548)

5:00 p.m.
PDE Methods for Differential Games
Lawrence Craig Evans*, University of California at Berkeley
(91835545)

Friday January 10, 1997, 1:00 p.m.3:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Spectral Geometry for Noncompact Manifolds, I
Organizers:
Leonid Friedlander, University of Arizona friedlan@math.arizona.edu
Mikhail A. Shubin, Northeastern University shubin@neu.edu

1:00 p.m.
The spectral geometry of Riemannian submersions
Peter B. Gilkey*, University of Oregon
John V. Leahy, University of Oregon
JeongHyeong Park, Honam University
(9185817)

1:40 p.m.
Spectral Asymptotics of Toeplitz Operators on Manifolds
V. Guillemin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kate Okikiolu*, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla
(918351369)

2:20 p.m.
Bounded and $L^2$ Harmonic Forms on Universal Covers
K. D. Elworthy, University of Warwick
XueMei Li, University of Connecticut
Steven Rosenberg*, Boston University
(918581279)

3:00 p.m.
The eta invariant, connective Ktheory, and manifolds of positive scalar curvature
Egidio BarreraYanez*, University of Oregon
(918581540)

Friday January 10, 1997, 1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory, II
Organizers:
Paul G. Goerss, University of Washington pgoerss@math.washington.edu
James P. Lin, University of California, San Diego jimlin@euclid.ucsd.edu

1:00 p.m.
The calculus of functors, a survey
Thomas G Goodwillie*, Brown University
(91855320)

1:50 p.m.
New approaches to localization and periodicity
Gregory Arone*,
(91855959)

2:20 p.m.
BrownComenetz duality, SpanierWhitehead duality and Extcharts
Mark E. Mahowald*, Northwestern University
(91855295)

2:50 p.m.
Stable Splittings of Classical Groups.
Nitu R Kitchloo*, M.I.T.
(91855214)

3:20 p.m.
Certain simplicial groups and their simplicial group rings
Jie Wu*, The University of Michigan
(91855541)

3:50 p.m.
On the generalized cohomology of infinite loop spaces
Michael D Slack*,
(91855234)

4:20 p.m.
On some applications of simplicial groups
Frederick R. Cohen*, University of Rochester
(91855619)

Friday January 10, 1997, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics, II
Organizers:
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia khp3k@fermi.clas.virginia.edu
James J. Tattersall, Providence College tat@providence.edu

1:00 p.m.
From Weierstrass to Aleksandrov: The Early History of Compactness
Gregory H. Moore*, McMaster University
(91801898)

1:30 p.m.
Mathematical mysteries of medieval Iran
Jan P Hogendijk*, University of Utrecht
(91801532)

2:00 p.m.
Euler's accomplishments in engineering mathematics.
Erwin O. Kreyszig*, Carleton University
(91801107)

2:30 p.m.
The Calculus Texts of Johann Bernoulli
V. Frederick Rickey*, Bowling Green State University
(918011327)

3:00 p.m.
Newton, Newton's Method and Power Series
Daniel S Alexander*, Drake University
(91801508)

3:30 p.m.
J J Sylvester (18141897): poet, pedagogue, personality
John Fauvel*, The Open University
(91801371)

4:00 p.m.
The Transmission of Mathematics from Islam to Europe
Victor J. Katz*, Univ of District of Columbia
(91801230)

4:30 p.m.
The Mathematics of Statistics: Foundations of Probability in American Textbooks, 19251950
Patti W. Hunter*,
(91801478)

5:00 p.m.
Gregory of St.\ Vincent, Antonio de Sarasa, and the area under the hyperbola
Daniel E. Otero*,
Kim Plofker,
(918011308)

5:30 p.m.
Dirac: A physicist does linear algebra
Shawnee L McMurran*, Redlands University
(918011299)

Friday January 10, 1997, 1:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Finsler Geometry, II
Organizers:
David Bao, University of Houston bao@math.uh.edu
S. S. Chern, University of California, Berkeley
Zhongmin Shen, Indiana UnivPurdue Univ at Indianapolis

1:00 p.m.
On the Lduality between Lagrange and Hamilton manifolds
Hideo Shimada*,
(91853181)

1:40 p.m.
On a Finsler manifold with ($\alpha$, $\beta$)metric
Masao Hashiguchi*,
(91853182)

2:20 p.m.
LorentzianFinsler manifolds and causality
John K. Beem*,
(91853175)

3:00 p.m.
Explicit calculation of the Kobayashi metric on a class of Reinhardt domains
Steven Krantz*,
(91853184)

3:40 p.m.
The FourNormals Theorem and Beyond
Alan McRae*,
(91853186)

4:20 p.m.
Holonomy groups of Landsberg manifolds
Laszlo Kozma*,
(91853183)

5:00 p.m.
Laplacians for Finsler spaces
Paul Centore*,
(91853177)

Friday January 10, 1997, 1:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Interactions Between Ergodic Theory and Number Theory, II
Organizers:
Lawrence W. Baggett, University of Colorado baggett@euclid.colorado.edu
Herbert Antonio Medina, Loyola Marymount University hmedina@lmumail.lmu.edu
Kathy Donovan Merrill, Colorado College kmerrill@ccnode.colorado.edu

1:00 p.m.
Spectral properties of flows under stepfunctions over irrational rotations
A. Hof*, Caltech
(918461427)

1:30 p.m.
Representations of Direct limit groups
Loki Natarajan*, Tufts University
(91822340)

2:00 p.m.
Cohomology of polynomials under an irrational rotation
Lawrence W Baggett, University of Colorado, Boulder
Herbert A Medina*, Loyola Marymount University
Kathy D Merrill, The Colorado College
(918261079)

2:30 p.m.
The Pascal Adic Transformation and BinomialCoefficient Multiples of Irrationals
Terrence M Adams*, The Ohio State University
Karl E Petersen, University of North Carolina
(91828329)

3:00 p.m.
Lebesgue ergodic parameters of quadratic rational maps of the sphere
Jane M. Hawkins*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(91828719)

3:30 p.m.
Substitution minimal systems and stationary Bratteli diagrams.
Christian F Skau*, University of Trondheim
(91828955)

4:00 p.m.
Rosen continued fractions, I
Robert M Burton, Oregon State University
Cornelis Kraaikamp, TU Delft
Thomas A Schmidt*, Oregon State University
(918111117)

4:30 p.m.
Rosen Continued Fractions II
Robert M Burton*,
Cornelis Kraaikamp,
Thomas A Schmidt,
(918111121)

Friday January 10, 1997, 1:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Wavelets, MultiWavelets and Their Application, I
Organizers:
EnBing Lin, University of Toledo elin@math.utoledo.edu
Akram Aldroubi, National Institute of Health aldroubi@helix.nih.gov

1:00 p.m.
Edgelets and Wedgelets
David L Donoho*, Stanford University and U.C. Berkeley
(91841952)

1:30 p.m.
Multidimensional Wavelets
Thomas W Colthurst*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(91842452)

2:00 p.m.
A construction of single function wavelets in $R^n$
Xingde Dai, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
David Larson, Texas A & M University
Darrin M. Speegle*, Texas A & M University
(91842231)

2:30 p.m.
Perturbations of the twodimensional Haar wavelet.
Richard A. Zalik*, Auburn University
(918421409)

3:00 p.m.
Extensions of nogo theorems to many signal systems
Radu V. Balan*,
(9184265)

3:30 p.m.
Every FIR wavelet filter bank can be decomposed into lifting steps
Ingrid C Daubechies*, Princeton University
Wim Sweldens, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
(918411289)

4:00 p.m.
Multiresolution Reduction of Elliptic Operators and Eigenvalue Problems
Gregory Beylkin,
Nicholas A Coult*,
(918651324)

4:30 p.m.
A Multiresolution Strategy for Homogenization of Nonlinear ODEs
A. C. Gilbert*, Princeton University
G. Beylkin, University of Colorado at Boulder
M. E. Brewster, Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratories
(91841106)

5:00 p.m.
Weighted composition operators, symbolic dynamics, and wavelets analysis.
Mark C Ho*, Purdue University
(9184367)

5:30 p.m.
Accuracy of Lattice Translates of Multidimensional Refinable Functions
Carlos Cabrelli*, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Christopher Heil, Georgia Institute of Technology
Ursula Molter, Universidad de Buenos Aires
(918411297)

6:00 p.m.
Bspline wavelets and orthonormal sets in the PaleyWiener space
Ahmed I. Zayed*, University of Central Florida
(91843912)

Friday January 10, 1997, 1:00 p.m.3:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Combinatorics, I
Organizers:
Adriano M. Garsia, University of California, San Diego
Jeffrey B. Remmel, University of California, San Diego jremmel@ucsd.edu

1:00 p.m.
Some examples of locally ranksymmetric posets
Richard P. Stanley*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(91805806)

1:30 p.m.
New infinite families of exact sums of squares formulas, Jacobi elliptic functions, continued fractions, and Schur functions.
Stephen C. Milne*, The Ohio State University
(9181173)

2:00 p.m.
Reflexive Compositions and the SearsBailey Lemma
George E Andrews*, The Pennsylvania State University
(918051276)

2:30 p.m.
The antiprism fan of a convex polytope
Anders Bj\"orner*, Royal Institute of Technology
(91805688)

3:00 p.m.
Geometrically constructed homology bases for real hyperplaneintersection lattices
Michelle L. Wachs*, University of Miami
(918051284)

Friday January 10, 1997, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Developments in C*Algebras and Operator Spaces, I
Organizers:
Hauxin Lin, University of Oregon lin@bright.uoregon.edu
ZhongJin Ruan, University of Illinois ruan@math.uiuc.edu
S. Zhang,

1:00 p.m.
Operator analogues of nuclear locally convex spaces
Edward G. Effros*, UCLA
(918471408)

1:30 p.m.
Irreducible representations of inner quasidiagonal C*algebras.
Bruce Blackadar*, University of Nevada, Reno
Eberhard Kirchberg, Humboldt University
(91846571)

2:00 p.m.
Quasidiagonal C*algebras
Marius D Dadarlat*, Purdue University
(91846641)

2:30 p.m.
MatrixValued Interpolation and Hyperconvex Sets
Vern Ival Paulsen*, University of Houston
(918461052)

3:00 p.m.
Self dual C*modules and operator spaces.
David P. Blecher*, The University of Houston
(918461050)

3:30 p.m.
On the $C^*$algebras associated with hyperbolic dynamics (joint workwith Ian Putnam).
Jack Spielberg*, Arizona State University
Ian Putnam, University of Victoria
(91846657)

4:00 p.m.
C*algebras of directed graphs and group actions
Alex Kumjian*, University of Nevada, Reno
David Pask, University of Newcastle
(918461553)

4:30 p.m.
Homomorphisms from Commutative C*algebras to Simple C*algebras of real rank zero
Liangqing Li*, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
(91846830)

5:00 p.m.
A noncommutative LegendreFenchel transform
Soren Winkler*, University College of Swansea, United Kingdom
(918461282)

Friday January 10, 1997, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#13: Part A
Active and interactive teaching techniques for the mathematics classroom.
Organizers:
Phyllis Z. Chinn, Humboldt State University
Dale Oliver, Humboldt State University

Friday January 10, 1997, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#4: Part A
Calculus connections: A multimedia adventure.
Organizers:
Douglas Quinney, University of Keele

Friday January 10, 1997, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Mathematics Education, II

1:00 p.m.
Differential operators in ordinary differential equations
Prem Bajaj*, Wichita State University
(918981018)

1:15 p.m.
A Model for Change: Planning and Implementing Calculus Reform in a Midsized Department
Russell D. Blyth*, Saint Louis University
Michael K. May, S.J., Saint Louis University
T. Christine Stevens, Saint Louis University
(91898110)

1:30 p.m.
A Writing Intensive Approach to Statistics
Jan Orton Case*, Samford University
(918981204)

1:45 p.m.
Teaching Math to Teachers  A Case Study in Curriculum Reform
Baine B. Alexander, University of WisconsinMadison
Sue M. Daffinrud, University of WisconsinMadison
Heather A. Lewis*, University of WisconsinMadison
(918981036)

2:00 p.m.
A Teaching Option for a Master of Science in Mathematics
Sue Geller*, Texas A\&M University
(9189878)

2:15 p.m.
Quantitative Reasoning Across the Disciplines: History & Development of the Program at Richard Stockton College (NJ)
Charles W. Herlands*, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Frank A. Cerreto, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
John M. Quinn, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
(91898346)

2:30 p.m.
Quantitative Reasoning Across the Disciplines: Program Information and Faculty Development
Frank A. Cerreto*, Richad Stockton College of New Jersey
Charles W. Herlands, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
John M. Quinn, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
(91898367)

2:45 p.m.
Continuous Newton's Method in Calculus Courses
Steven M. Hetzler*,
(918981216)

3:00 p.m.
Special Cooperative Learning Projects for Elementary Statistics
Mary H. Hudson*, Samford University
(91898791)

3:30 p.m.
The history of mathematics and the calculus reform
Miguel Paredes*, University of Texas
Joseph Wiener, University of Texas
(91898936)

3:45 p.m.
Successful components of reform: changing the attitudes of education majors.
Marta B. PecuchHerrero*, Arizona State University West
(9189888)

4:00 p.m.
Using Systems Dynamics Software in Calculus
Robert S. Cole, The Evergreen State College
Robert M. Tardiff*, Salisbury State University
(91898536)

4:15 p.m.
Visual Symmetry Projects in Abstract Algebra
Raymond F Tennant*, Eastern Kentucky University
(918981070)

4:30 p.m.
Ethnomathematics and Complex Analysis
Winifred Wikkeling*, University of California, Berkeley
(918981374)

4:45 p.m.
Some distance geometry in $L^p(n)$
Daniel Cass,
Gerald Wildenberg*,
(918981189)

5:00 p.m.
Controlling the Chaotic Logistic Map, An Undergraduate Project
Erik M. Bollt*, United States Military Academy at West Point, NY
(918981552)

5:15 p.m.
The CorePlus Mathematics Project Curriculum: Integrating Handheld Technology into a New 4Year High School Curriculum
Eric W. Hart*, Western Michigan University
(918981379)

5:30 p.m.
Mathematical Ethics
Robert P. Webber*, Longwood College
(91898203)

Friday January 10, 1997, 1:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Algebra, II

1:00 p.m.
Some improved results on Brings
Amir Ludington Rahimi, M.*,
(91813226)

1:15 p.m.
Images of multilinear mappings, I.
Simon J Bernau, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Piotr J. Wojciechowski*, The University of Texas at El Paso
(91815680)

1:30 p.m.
Images of multilinear mappings, II.
Simon J. Bernau*, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Piotr J. Wojciechowski, The University of Texas at El Paso
(91815682)

1:45 p.m.
Monotonicity of permanents of doubly stochastic matrices with zero main diagonal
John Brian Burghduff*, Kingwood College
(91815638)

2:00 p.m.
A Student's Probability of Finding a Basis
C. Bryan Dawson*,
(91815701)

2:15 p.m.
Simple algebras of Hermitian Operators
Xiaorong Shen*,
Jonathan D.H. Smith,
(91815411)

2:30 p.m.
An explicit criterion for the convexity of quaternionic numerical range
Wasin So*, Sam Houston State University
(9181593)

2:45 p.m.
Matrices, Geometry, and Mathematica. Visualizing the Symmetric Value Decomposition.
Todd G. Will*, Davidson College
(91815780)

3:00 p.m.
On pseudo voluation rings
Ayman Badawi*, Birziet University, Birzeit
(91813929)

3:15 p.m.
Ideals in the enveloping algebra $U(sl_2(K))$
Stefan Catoiu*, University of Wisconsin, Madison
(918161429)

3:30 p.m.
Logarithmic Forms Associated to the Intersection Lattice of an Arrangement
Scott K Imig*, University of Oregon
(918161200)

3:45 p.m.
DACC Modules
Heakyung Lee*, Winthrop University
(91816774)

4:00 p.m.
Generalized unitary units in integral group rings
Yuanlin Li*, Memorial University of Newfoundland
(91816290)

4:15 p.m.
Lie Isomorphisms of Prime Rings with Involution of the Second Kind
Philip S. Blau*, Boston University
(91817476)

4:30 p.m.
Primeness and Semiprimeness of Enveloping Algebras of Color Lie superalgebras
Kenneth L Price*, University of Wisconsin  Milwuakee
(918171487)

4:45 p.m.
The rank of the derivative of the quotient map for $\theta$groups
Craig C Tingey*, University of Oregon
(918171239)

5:00 p.m.
Functorial Models and Generic Limit Functors
Cyrus Nourani*, UCSB
(918181508)

5:15 p.m.
B*seminorms
A. K. Gaur*, Duquesne University
(918461006)

5:30 p.m.
Modulation Equations for Generalized Kortewegde Vries Equation with Fractional Powers
A. Bathi Kasturiarachi*, Kent State University
(918351329)

Friday January 10, 1997, 1:00 p.m.3:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Global Analysis

1:00 p.m.
Local Rigidity and Group Cohomology
Victor Brunsden*, Vassar College
(9185842)

1:15 p.m.
Hypergeometric series and the Mandelbrot set.
Dante M. Giarrusso*, St. Lawrence University
(91858946)

1:30 p.m.
A Topological Invariant for the Dynamics on Chaotic Julia Sets
Marian Gidea*, SUNY at Buffalo
(918581191)

1:45 p.m.
Hamiltonian multivectors and higher codegree momentum observables in affine multisymplectic geometry
Jeffrey K. Lawson*, Wake Forest University
(918581222)

2:00 p.m.
Chaotic attractors with symmetries in space
Clifford A. Reiter*, Lafayette College
(91858206)

2:15 p.m.
WaveTrace Asymptotics For Operators of Diractype
Mary R Sandoval*, The University of Michigan
(918581188)

2:30 p.m.
Secondary Characteristic Currents
John W Zweck*, University of Texas, Austin TX 78712
(918581009)

2:45 p.m.
Dynamical Properties of One Dimensional Threshold Cellular Automata
Diana M Thomas*, US Military Academy
(918581026)

3:00 p.m.
Towards a construction of the $A$cellular approximation of a space.
Michele Intermont*, Mesa State College
Wojceich Chacholski, Fields Institute
(91855141)

3:15 p.m.
Homotopy Rinehart cohomology, Homotopy LieRinehart pairs and the BRST charge
Lars J. Kjeseth*,
(9185566)

Friday January 10, 1997, 1:00 p.m.1:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Systems and Communication

1:00 p.m.
A coefficient problem for bounded nonvanishing functions.
Andrzej K\c edzierawski*, SUNY at Geneseo
(918931459)

1:15 p.m.
Stochastic impulsive control problems for reflected diffusions with a small parameter.
Kandethody M. Ramachandran*, University of South Florida
(91893100)

1:30 p.m.
Recent results in classification of finite dimensionalestimation algebras for n=2
Amid Rasoulian*,
(918931347)

1:45 p.m.
Nonbinary Gray Codes
Gurdial Arora*, Xavier University of Louisiana
(918941352)

Friday January 10, 1997, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovations in Teaching Abstract Algebra, II
Organizers:
Allen C. Hibbard, Central College
Ellen Maycock Parker, DePauw University
Krystina K. Leganza, Ball State University

1:00 p.m.
Laboratory Experiences in Group Theory: A Discovery Approach using Exploring Small Groups
Ellen M Parker*,
(918H11193)

1:20 p.m.
FGB: A windows environment for beginning group theory
Edward C Keppelmann*, University of Nevada Reno
Bayard S Webb, University of Nevada Reno
(918H11338)

1:40 p.m.
Exploring Abstract Algebra with ISETL.
Ruth I. Berger*, Luther College
(918H11000)

2:00 p.m.
Presentations of Groups and Rings Using Mathematica
William H. Paulsen*, Arkansas State University
(918H1388)

2:20 p.m.
Labs for Group Theory: {\it Exploring Abstract Algebra with Mathematica}
Allen C. Hibbard*, Central College
(918H1646)

2:40 p.m.
A modified discovery approach to teaching and learning abstract algebra.
Steven R. Benson*, University of New Hampshire
(918H11240)

3:00 p.m.
Teaching Algebra Through Investigations
Larry Copes*, Augsburg College
(918H1312)

3:20 p.m.
Enabling and Empowering: Small Group Learning in Abstract Algebra
Mary T Treanor*, Valparaiso University
(918H11180)

3:40 p.m.
Use of Team Presentations in Abstract Algebra Courses
Robert C Mers*, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
(918H1726)

Friday January 10, 1997, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics Departments and Administration: Cooperation or Conflict?
Organizers:
Lida K. Barrett, U.S. Military Academy barrett@euler.math.usma.edu
Calvin C. Moore, University of California at Berkeley ccmoore@math.berkeley.edu

1:00 p.m.
Brief Introduction to the Session

1:05 p.m.
Departmental and Administration Cooperation at UC Berkeley
Calvin C. Moore*, University of California, Berkeley
(918O1979)

1:25 p.m.
Equipment Purchases  Advice on getting funding
Lida K. Barrett*, U.S.M.A.,West Point
(918O1840)

1:45 p.m.
Five Principles of Dealing with Administrators
Elwyn H. Davis*, Pittsburg State University
(918O1245)

2:05 p.m.
Departmental Initiatives  Institutional Responsibility
Ernest J. Manfred*, U.S. Coast Guard Academy
William Sanders, U.S. Coast Guard Academy
(91801263)

2:25 p.m.
My life with the Dean
John B. Conway*, University of Tennessee
(918O11434)

2:45 p.m.
Curriculum Reform Efforts in the University of Maryland Math Department
Ronald L. Lipsman*, University of Maryland
(918O1281)

3:05 p.m.
How administrators might help in the effective teaching of math Or, The Watch on the Reform
Saunders Mac Lane*, University of Chicago
(91810246)

3:25 p.m.
The AMS Task Force on Excellence in Mathematics Scholarship: A Road to Success
Morton Lowengrub*,
(918O11039)

3:45 p.m.
Concluding Discussion

Friday January 10, 1997, 1:00 p.m.3:20 p.m.
MAA Poster Session
ILI projects.
Organizers:
Earl D. Fife, Calvin College

Friday January 10, 1997, 2:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
ASL Invited Address
The combinatorics of propositional provability
Jeremy Avigad*, Carnegie Mellon University

Friday January 10, 1997, 2:00 p.m.3:20 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Careers for mathematics majors in financial risk management.
Organizers:
John Kenelly, Clemson University
Matt Hassett, Arizona State University

Friday January 10, 1997, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Applications of Optimization, Numerical Analysis, and High Performance Computing to Environmental Restoration of Groundwater
Christine Shoemaker*, Cornell University

Friday January 10, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:00 p.m.
NAM GranvilleBrown Session
Presentations by recent doctoral recipients in the mathematical sciences.
Moderators:
Stella Ashford, Southern University

Friday January 10, 1997, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
RMMC Board of Directors

Friday January 10, 1997, 2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
AMS Committee on Science Policy Panel Discussion
Public awareness of mathematics via the classroom.
Moderators:
William H. Jaco, Oklahoma State University

Friday January 10, 1997, 2:40 p.m.3:10 p.m.
ASL Invited Address
Gaps: Some structure and some applications
Claude Laflamme*, University of Calgary

Friday January 10, 1997, 3:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.
MAA Session on The Use of HandHeld Technology in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics, II
Organizers:
Marcelle Bessman, Jacksonville University
V. J. Rammamurthy, Northern Florida State University
Bert K. Waits, The Ohio State University

3:00 p.m.
With and Without Graphing Calculators: A Direct Comparison
Janet C. Woodland*, University of Arkansas
(918L11317)

3:45 p.m.
Calculator Calculus for Commuters
Elyn Rykken*,
Iztok Hozo,
(918L1164)

4:00 p.m.
Using Handheld Technology to Teach More Mathematics to More Students
Benjamin N. Levy*,
(918L1160)

4:15 p.m.
A New Kind of Regression Analysis Method.
Jongsook Han*, Edward Waters College
(918L11139)

4:30 p.m.
Calculus Reform in the Precalculus Class
Robert A Hollister*, Jacksonville University
(918L1458)

4:45 p.m.
Knowing When to Punch
Cathy W Carter*, Christian Brothers University
(918L11300)

5:00 p.m.
A Student Project in a Business Mathematics Course
David K. Ruch*, Sam Houston State University
(918L1645)

5:15 p.m.
Discovery Learning in Calculus with the TI92
Barbara K. D'Ambrosia, John Carroll University
Carl R. Spitznagel*, John Carroll University
(918L1459)

Friday January 10, 1997, 3:15 p.m.5:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#15: Part B
Learning to write good test items that allow or require the use of technology.
Organizers:
Jan Vandever, South Dakota State University
Kathy Layton, Beverly Hills High School

Friday January 10, 1997, 3:20 p.m.4:20 p.m.
ASL Invited Address
Induction, counting and approximate counting in finite structures
Miklos Ajtai*, IBM Almaden Research Center

Friday January 10, 1997, 3:20 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Teaching Awards Presentation

Friday January 10, 1997, 3:40 p.m.5:40 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#12: Part A
Teaching differential equations using a dynamical systems perspective.
Organizers:
Robert Devaney, Boston University
Paul Blanchard, Boston University

Friday January 10, 1997, 3:45 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Analysis, Diffusions and PDEs on Fractals, I
Organizers:
Jun Kigami, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan kigami@math.h.kyotou.ac.jp
Michel L. Lapidus, University of California, Riverside lapidus@math.ucr.edu

3:45 p.m.
The Hausdorff and packing dimension of sets of continued fractions.
Dan Mauldin*, Univ. of North Texas
(91828322)

4:15 p.m.
Harmonic analysis of fractal measures
Palle E.T. Jorgensen*, The University of Iowa
Steen Pedersen, Wright State University
(91842228)

4:45 p.m.
Multifractal Formalism for Sofic Measures and its Application to SelfAffine Sets
Satoshi Takahashi*, Osaka University
(91828530)

5:15 p.m.
Iteration Function Systems With Overlaps
KaSing Lau*, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
SzeMan Ngai, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
(91828644)

5:45 p.m.
Fractal measures and statistical sampling
John A. Holbrook*, University of Guelph
(9186254)

Friday January 10, 1997, 3:45 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Partially Ordered Sets, I
Organizers:
Henry A. Kierstead, Arizona State University kierstead@math.la.asu.edu
William T. Trotter, Arizona State University trotter@asu.edu

3:45 p.m.
It's not a circle order
Edward R. Scheinerman*, Johns Hopkins University
(91806321)

4:15 p.m.
A Characterization of Planar Ordered Sets.
David Kelly*, University of Manitoba
(91806845)

4:45 p.m.
The Proper versus Unit Problem for some Generalizations of Interval Orders.
Kenneth P. Bogart*, Dartmouth College
(918061425)

5:15 p.m.
Lattices arising in investigations of Hedetniemi's conjecture
Dwight Duffus*,
Norbert Sauer,
(918061157)

5:45 p.m.
Modeltheoretic Properties of Classes of Posets
James H. Schmerl*,
(918061260)

Friday January 10, 1997, 4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA Undergraduate Research in Mathematics Poster Session
Organizers:
Mario Martelli, California State University, Fullerton

Friday January 10, 1997, 4:05 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Session on Environmental MathematicsGetting It into the Curriculum, II
Organizers:
Ben Fusaro, Florida State University
Patricia Kenschaft, Montclair State University

4:05 p.m.
Population Growth, Infections, and Invasions
Martin E. Walter*, University of Colorado
(918D1569)

4:25 p.m.
Using Modeling to Develop Environmental Awareness
Scott Smith*, Columbia College of South Carolina
(918D1712)

4:45 p.m.
Using Environmental News to Help Teach Mathematics
Barry Schiller*, Rhode Island College
(918D1582)

5:05 p.m.
Geometry Measures Tank Capacity and Avoids Oil Spill
Yves Nievergelt*, Eastern Washington University
(918D1577)

5:25 p.m.
Illness Progression Graphs for LongTerm Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Lucy Dech\'ene*, Fitchburg State College
(918D1710)

5:45 p.m.
A Particle System Model for Plant Naturalizations
Matthew Burke*, Lycoming College
(918D1570)

Friday January 10, 1997, 4:05 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovations in Teaching Linear Algebra, III
Organizers:
David C. Lay, University of Maryland
Steven J. Leon, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

4:05 p.m.
Exploring Numerical Linear Algebra via a Spreadsheet
Deane E. Arganbright*, University of Papua New Guinea
(918F11371)

4:20 p.m.
An ATLAST Lesson Plan on Linear Transformations
William J. Higgins*, Wittenberg University
(918F11250)

4:35 p.m.
Directing Student Application Projects in Mathematica
John R Wicks*, North Park College
(918F11206)

4:50 p.m.
Visualization of Parametric Representations of Lines
Donald L Muench*, St. John Fisher College
(918F1703)

5:05 p.m.
Successful strategies and projects for teaching linear algebra
Marta B. PecuchHerrero*, Arizona State University West
(918F1311)

5:20 p.m.
Linear Algebra in Context
Thomas D. Morley*, Georgia Tech
(918F1994)

5:35 p.m.
Intersecting (Affine) Subspaces: A Way To Measure The Realtive Size Of Subspaces.
John W. Davenport*, Georgia Southern University
(918F11354)

5:50 p.m.
Turning Lights Out with Linear Algebra
Marlow Anderson*, The Colorado College
Todd Feil, Denison University
(918F1438)

Friday January 10, 1997, 4:20 p.m.5:10 p.m.
AMS Committee on Science Policy Invited Address
Problem solving in complex societies.
Neal F. Lane*, National Science Foundation

Friday January 10, 1997, 4:40 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
How to get a job at a twoyear college.
Organizers:
Stephen Rodi, Austin Community College
Presenters:
Rikki Blair, Lakland Community College
Phil Cheifetz, Nassau Community College
Ray Collings, DeKalb College
Wanda Garner, Cabrillo College
Janet Ray, Seattle Central Community College

Friday January 10, 1997, 5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA Informal Session and Panel Discussion
Actuarial education
Organizers:
James Daniel, University of Texas, Austin
Brian Hearsey, Lebanon Valley College

Friday January 10, 1997, 5:30 p.m.6:20 p.m.
MAA Dramatic Presentation
The diaries of a Victorian mathematician.
Presenters:
John Fauvel, The Open University, England
Robin Wilson, The Open University, England

Friday January 10, 1997, 6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
NAM Reception, Banquet, and CoxTalbot Address
Some of My Favorite Mathematicans
Charles Bell*, San Diego State University
(918001522)

Friday January 10, 1997, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
AMS Special Event
{\it Mathematical Reviews} Reception.

Friday January 10, 1997, 6:10 p.m.7:10 p.m.
Informal Discusion for AMS Special Session on Interactions Between Ergodic Theory and Number Theory
Organizers:
Larry W. Baggett, University of Colorado
Herbert Antonio Medinad, Loyola Marymount University
Kathy Donovan Merrill, Colorado College

Friday January 10, 1997, 6:10 p.m.7:10 p.m.
Informal Discussion for AMS Special Session on Algebraic Combinatorics
Organizers:
Jeffrey B. Remmel, University of California, San Diego

Friday January 10, 1997, 7:00 p.m.8:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Teaching the Practice of Statistics at All Levels, II
Organizers:
K. L.D. Gunawardena, University of WisconsinOshkosh gunaward@vaxa.cis.uwosh.edu
Anne D. Sevin, Framingham State College
Chitra Gunawardena, University of Wisconsin Center

7:00 p.m.
Using Short Focused Projects to Get Students Working with Data
Patti Frazer Lock*, St. Lawrence University
(918B11358)

7:15 p.m.
Using newspaper statistics to help motivate business statistics students
Ann E. Moskol*, Rhode Island College
(918B11120)

7:30 p.m.
Teaching Statistics in a Developing Country
Vincent Malaibe*, University of Papua New Guinea
Deane E. Arganbright, University of Papua New Guinea
(918B1597)

7:45 p.m.
Who's the Winner?: An Exercise in Measuring Deviations.
Kathleen M. Shannon, Salsibury State University
William S. Weber, Jr.*, Eastern Arizona College
(918B1609)

8:00 p.m.
Alternative Assessment: An Effective Framework for Teaching Statistics.
Nkechi M Agwu*, BMCC, CUNY
(918B1805)

8:15 p.m.
Getting Confidence in Interval Estimates
Norbert J Kuenzi*, UWOshkosh
(918B11401)

8:30 p.m.
Choosing the Best: A DecisionMaking Activity
Allan J Rossman*, Dickinson College
(918B1211)

8:45 p.m.
Visualizing Probabilities
Alan C. Krinik*, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(918B1509)

Friday January 10, 1997, 7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
AMS Presentation
A tribute to Paul Erd\H os.
Organizers:
Joel H. Spencer, NYUCourant Institute
Presenters:
Ronald L. Graham, AT\&T Research
Richard K. Guy, University of Calgary
Andras Hajnal, Math Institute (Budapest) and Rutgers University
Carl Pomerance, University of Georgia
Vera T. Sos, Math Institute (Budapest)
Joel H. Spencer, NYUCourant Institute

Friday January 10, 1997, 7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
MAA's newsletter functions.
Organizers:
Bruce P. Palka, University of Texas, Austin
Panelists:
Lida K. Barrett, U.S. Military Academy
Keith J. Devlin, St. Mary's College
Susan L. Forman, Charles A. Dana Foundation
Fernando Gouv\^ea, Colby College

Friday January 10, 1997, 7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Shaping the future: New expectations in undergraduate science, mathematics, engineering and technology education.
Panelists:
Mel George, University of Minnesota
David A. Sanchez, Texas A\&M University
Alan Tucker, SUNYStony Brook

Friday January 10, 1997, 7:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize Recipient Lecture

7:30 p.m.
Some funny factorial functions
Manjul Bhargava*, Harvard University

Friday January 10, 1997, 7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
MAA Presentation
A chair's survival guide.
Organizers:
Frances Rosamond, National University, San Diego
Richard D. Carmichael, Wake Foreat University
Panelists:
Carol Congleton, Mira Costa College
Larry Copes, Augsberg College
Paul Duvall, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Robert Olin, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Friday January 10, 1997, 7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
MAA CRAFTY Panel Discussion
College algebra reform.
Organizers:
Donald B. Small, U.S. Military Academy
Panelists:
Della Bell, Texas Southern University
Benny Evans, Oklahoma State University
Raymond Hicks, Grambling State University
Linda Kime, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Friday January 10, 1997, 7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Integration of workshop approaches into the teaching of mathematics to a diverse student population: A SUNY faculty coalition.
Panelists:
Carol L. Freeman, Finger Lakes Community College
Jack Y. Narayan, State University of New York, Oswego
John A. Winn, Jr., State University of New York, Farmingdale

Friday January 10, 1997, 8:10 p.m.9:00 p.m.
MAA Student Lecture
When is an integer the product of two and three consecutive integers?
Edward F. Schaefer*, Santa Clara University
(91800133)

Friday January 10, 1997, 9:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Student Ice Cream Social
Saturday January 11, 1997

Saturday January 11, 1997, 7:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Saturday January 11, 1997, 8:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on On the Contributions of John F. Nash, Jr., IV
Organizers:
William F. Lucas, Claremont Graduate School lucasw@cgs.edu
John E. Morrill, DePauw University johnmorrill@depauw.edu
Joel Spruck, Johns Hopkins University js@chow.mat.jhu.edu

8:00 a.m.
On Stable Outcomes for Matching Games
William F Lucas*, Claremont Graduate School
(91890768)

8:30 a.m.
Large ThreeSided Assignment Games
Mary Royston*, Royston Development
(91890771)

9:00 a.m.
On the Existence of Cores for MultiSided Assignment Games
Christopher Giles Graham*, Mt. San Antonio Community College
(91890797)

9:30 a.m.
Bargaining Ranges and Fair Allocations for MultiSided Assignment Games.
Hamza A. Hamza*, Claremont Graduate School
(91890807)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Spectral Geometry for Noncompact Manifolds, II
Organizers:
Leonid Friedlander, University of Arizona friedlan@math.arizona.edu
Mikhail A. Shubin, Northeastern University shubin@neu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Scattering theory and deformations of hyperbolic manifolds
David Borthwick*, University of California, Berkeley
(91858498)

8:40 a.m.
Short geodesics and large eigenvalues on hyperbolic surfaces.
Christopher M Judge*, Indiana University
(91853843)

9:20 a.m.
The Weyl upper bound on the discrete spectrum and the trace class conjecture for arithmetic subgroups
Lizhen Ji*, University of Michigan
(91822191)

10:00 a.m.
Thom isomorphism via HodgeWitten theory.
Igor P. Prokhorenkov*, Rice University
(9185845)

10:30 a.m.
The Heat Kernel Weighted Hodge Laplacian on Noncompact Manifolds
Edward L Bueler*, Cornell University
(9185860)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Analysis, Diffusions and PDEs on Fractals, II
Organizers:
Jun Kigami, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan kigami@math.h.kyotou.ac.jp
Michel L. Lapidus, University of California, Riverside lapidus@math.ucr.edu

8:00 a.m.
Heat kernel estimates for diffusion processes on finitely ramified fractals
Takashi Kumagai*, Nagaya University
(91860292)

8:30 a.m.
Spectrum of the Laplacian on symmetric fractals.
Leonid Malozemov,
Alexander Teplyaev*,
(918471230)

9:00 a.m.
Hitting distributions for Brownian motion on the Sierpinski carpet
Richard F Bass*, University of Washington
Martin T Barlow, University of British Columbia
(91860274)

9:30 a.m.
Distributions of Localized Eigenvalues for Laplacians on p.c.f. selfsimilar sets
Jun Kigami*,
(91831531)

10:00 a.m.
Fractal differential equations on the Sierpinski Gasket
Kyallee Dalrymple, University of Colorado, Boulder
Robert S. Strichartz*, Cornell University
Jade Vinson, Washington University
(918351170)

10:30 a.m.
Existence and uniqueness of diffusions on fractals.
Christophe Sabot*, CNRS
(91860533)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Finsler Geometry, III
Organizers:
David Bao, University of Houston bao@math.uh.edu
S. S. Chern, University of California, Berkeley
Zhongmin Shen, Indiana UnivPurdue Univ at Indianapolis

8:00 a.m.
A Finiteness Theorem of Harmonic Maps into Hilbert Grassmannians
Rodrigo P Gomez*,
(91858139)

8:40 a.m.
The Geometrization of Elliptic Complices
Bradley C. Lackey*,
(91853185)

9:20 a.m.
New examples of constant curvature Finsler structures on the 2sphere
Robert Bryant*,
(91853176)

10:00 a.m.
Some remarks on Finsler Geometry
S.S. Chern*,
(91853221)

10:30 a.m.
Some rigidity problems on Finsler surfaces
David Bao*, University of Houston
(91853219)

10:40 a.m.
Some rigidity problems on Finsler surfaces
Zhongmin Shen*, I.U.P.U.I.
(91853220)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Partially Ordered Sets, II
Organizers:
Henry A. Kierstead, Arizona State University kierstead@math.la.asu.edu
William T. Trotter, Arizona State University trotter@asu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Combinatorial aspects of sorting networks generated by genetic algorithms experiments
Stanley Gill Williamson*, University of California, San Diego
(91805447)

8:30 a.m.
Entropy and Sorting
Jeong Han Kim*,
(918061267)

9:00 a.m.
Database Security and Concentrating Sums of Vectors
Jerrold R. Griggs*, University of South Carolina
(91805920)

9:30 a.m.
Partially ordered sets with symmetric chain decompositions
Rodica Simion*, The George Washington University
(918051541)

10:00 a.m.
Extension Theorems for OrderPreserving Maps into $\Bbb Z$: Problems of Ern\'e, Daykin and Daykin
Jonathan David Farley*, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and Vanderbilt University
(918061089)

10:30 a.m.
Homomorphisms into General Order Relations
Fred S. Roberts*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
(91806969)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Wavelets, MultiWavelets and Their Application, II
Organizers:
EnBing Lin, University of Toledo elin@math.utoledo.edu
Akram Aldroubi, National Institute of Health aldroubi@helix.nih.gov

8:00 a.m.
Multiwavelet Interpolation and Approximate Solutions of Partial Differential Equations
EnBing Lin*, University of Toledo
(91841331)

8:30 a.m.
Wavelets and Nonlinear Transformations
EmilAdrian I Cornea*, University of South Carolina
Bj\"orn Jawerth, University of South Carolina
(91841217)

9:00 a.m.
Nonuniform multiresolution analyses and spectral pairs
J. P. Gabardo,
M. Z Nashed, Z.*,
(918311269)

9:30 a.m.
Positive Estimation with Wavelets
Gilbert G. Walter*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(91842398)

10:00 a.m.
Sampling multipliers and frame decompositions
John J. Benedetto*, University of Maryland at College Park
Georg Zimmermann, University of Vienna
(91842412)

10:30 a.m.
Adapted Wavelet Bases for Fast Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Dennis M. Healy, Jr.*, Dartmouth College
(918931179)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Combinatorics, II
Organizers:
Adriano M. Garsia, University of California, San Diego
Jeffrey B. Remmel, University of California, San Diego jremmell@ucsd.edu

8:00 a.m.
New Bases for the Decomposition of the Regular Representation of Wreath Products of $S_n$.
Edward E. Allen*, Wake Forest University
(918051280)

8:30 a.m.
IwahoriHecke algebras, bitraces and symmetric functions
Tom Halverson, Macalester College
Robert Leduc, University of North Dakota
Arun Ram*, Princeton University
(91820418)

9:00 a.m.
Macdonald polynomials and the Hilbert scheme
Mark D Haiman*, U. C. San Diego
(91805848)

9:30 a.m.
Nilpotent orbit closures and the atomic decomposition of the $q$Kostka polynomials
William Brockman*, University of California San Diego
(9180576)

10:00 a.m.
Vector Bundles over the Hilbert Scheme and the n! Conjecture
Carol H. Chang*, University of California, San Diego
(91805705)

10:30 a.m.
Kostant Polynomials and the Cohomology Ring for $G/B$
Sara C. Billey*, M.I.T.
(91805491)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Developments in C*Algebras and Operator Spaces, II
Organizers:
Hauxin Lin, University of Oregon hlin@bright.uoregon.edu
ZhongJin Ruan, University of Illinois
S. Zhang,

8:00 a.m.
Weak Convergences in the von Neumann Algebras of Nonamenable Groups
Ching Chou, State University of New York at Buffalo
Guangwu Xu*, University of Alberta
(91846517)

8:30 a.m.
Bilinear completely bounded maps and injectivity
Roger R Smith*, Texas A&M University
Allan M Sinclair, Univ. of Edinburgh
(91846507)

9:00 a.m.
Embedding continuous fields of C*algebras in ${\cal O}_2.$
N. Christopher Phillips*, University of Oregon
(918461261)

9:30 a.m.
Perforation in the positive cone of $K_0$ of a simple $C*$algebra.
George A. Elliott*, University of Toronto and University of Copenhagen
(918461220)

10:00 a.m.
Perturbing Results about Noncommutative CW complexes
Terry A Loring*, University of New Mexico
Soren Eilers, University of Copenhagen
Gert K Pedersen, University of Copenhagen
(91846437)

10:30 a.m.
On a projectionless simple C$^*$algebra
Hongbing Su*, The Fields Institute
Xinhui Jiang, The Fields Institute
(91847496)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#7: Part B
Linear algebra using an interactive text.
Organizers:
Eugene A. Herman, Grinnell College
Michael D. Pepe, Seattle Central Community College
Robert T. Moore, University of Washington, Seattle
James R. King, University of Washington, Seattle

Saturday January 11, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:10 a.m.
AMS Session on Statistics

8:00 a.m.
On Selecting the Best Treatment in an Unbalanced TwoWay Additive Model
Mansour M Abughalous*,
Naveen K Bansal,
(918621294)

8:15 a.m.
Connecting classical game theory results and rules for selecting forecasts
Lei Chen*, Michigan State University
(918621164)

8:30 a.m.
Models for Selection Bias in MetaAnalysis
Richard J. Cleary*, Saint Michael's College
(918621227)

8:45 a.m.
Pattern Analysis of Longterm Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Illness Progression Graphs
Lucy Dechene*, Fitchburg State College
Marjorie J. McKenzie, II, East Hartford, Conn.
Robert Fontanetta, Floral Park, N.Y.
Fred Friedberg, SUNY Stony Brook
(91862754)

9:00 a.m.
Was My Opponent (Too) Lucky?
Chris T Edwards*, Univ. of Wis.Oshkosh
(91862948)

9:15 a.m.
Convergence Rates of Symmetrized Product Measures
Zhihui Liu*, Stat Dept, MSU
James Hannan, Stat Dept, MSU
(91862282)

9:30 a.m.
Assessing Seasonal Variation Having Small Amplitude
Osvaldo Marrero*, Villanova University
(91862123)

9:45 a.m.
An integrated selection rule on choosing among several experimental treatments and a control: The common and unknown variance case
Junlue Zhang*, Indiana Univesity of Pennsylvania
Pinyuen Chen, Syracuse University
(918621544)

10:00 a.m.
Ridge regression with a large number of almost identical predictors
Lawrence J. Crone*, The American University
David S. Crosby, The American University
(91862925)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Harmonic Analysis and Integral Equations

8:00 a.m.
A Preprocessing Technique for Multiwavelets
David W Roach*,
(918421281)

8:15 a.m.
Scaling Vector Support and TwoScale SimilarityTransformations
David K. Ruch*, Sam Houston State University
(91842630)

8:30 a.m.
Uniqueness for spherically convergent multiple trigonometric series, part I
Gang Wang*, DePaul University
J. Marshall Ash, DePaul University
(91842799)

8:45 a.m.
Uniqueness for spherically convergent multiple trigonometric series, part II
J. Marshall Ash*, DePaul University
Gang Wang, DePaul University
(91842793)

9:00 a.m.
The ergodic Hilbert transform on the weighted spaces $L_p(G,w)$.
Phyllis Panman*, California State University
(918431413)

9:15 a.m.
Signed Hypergroups
Adam W Parr*, University of Oregon
(918431225)

9:30 a.m.
Eigenvalue Ratios and Eigenvalue Gaps of SturmLiouville Operators
ChunKong Law*, National Sun Yatsen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
YuLing Huang, National Sun Yatsen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
(91834337)

9:45 a.m.
On the new associated pairs
Joyati Debnath*, Winona State University
(918441166)

10:00 a.m.
Tauberian Type Theorems and Wavelet Transforms of Distributions
George K. Yang*, Southern Illinois University
(91844378)

10:15 a.m.
Blowup solutions to certain nonlinear Volterra integral equations
Kelly M Fuller*, St. Lawrence University
(91845374)

10:30 a.m.
On Sobolev Spaces of Fractional Order and $\epsilon$Families of Operators on Spaces of Homogeneous Type
A. Eduardo Gatto*, DePaul University
(918261550)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:25 a.m.
AMS Session on General Mathematics

8:00 a.m.
Construction of Liapunov functionals to study stability of delay differential equations
Jabbar A. AlSarraj, AlRafidain University
Sadia M. Makky*, Yarmouk University
(918001528)

8:15 a.m.
Planar face sequence realizations of 6valent graphs
Theodore C. Enns*, San Diego Mesa College
(91800928)

8:30 a.m.
An interpretation of the nLeech cohomology group
Bryce Hanlon*, Tulane University
(918001491)

8:45 a.m.
A version of Density Theorem for Prime Rings Containing a Left Ideal with Some Finiteness Conditions
Hossain Khabazian*, Isfahan University of Technology
(91800393)

9:00 a.m.
The Developmental Mathematics Courses: An Active Learning Approach
Raquel Mesa*, Xavier University of Louisiana
(918001291)

9:15 a.m.
Stratified graphs and distance graphs
Sarah Spence*, University of Richmond
(91800953)

9:30 a.m.
Special Programs to Encourage Female Students in Mathematics
Elizabeth G. Yanik*, Emporia State University
(91800957)

9:45 a.m.
On rings with a condition on zero divisors
Hazar AbuKhuzam, American University of Beirut
Adil Yaqub*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(91800933)

10:15 a.m.
When Whitney numbers of a chainproduct are equal
Xiaoya Zha*, Vanderbilt University
(918051538)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Teaching the Practice of Statistics at All Levels, III
Organizers:
K. L.D. Gunawardena, University of WisconsinOshkosh gunaward@vaxa.cis.uwosh.edu
Anne D. Sevin, Framingham State College
Chitra Gunawardena, University of Wisconsin Center

8:00 a.m.
Integrating Technology in the Introductory Statistics Course
Leona L. Mirza*, North Park College
(918B11161)

8:15 a.m.
Integrating Activities and Computer Technology into an Elementary Statistics Course
Yvonne M. Zubovic*, Indiana UniversityPurdue University at Fort Wayne
(918B1971)

8:30 a.m.
Incorporating a Laboratory Component into Statistics Courses
Beth L Chance*,
(918B1511)

8:45 a.m.
A Variety of Components for Effective Teaching
Cathy W Carter*, Christian Brothers University
(918B11295)

9:00 a.m.
Integration of Statistical Concepts into Courses before Introductory Statistics
Norean Radke Sharpe*, Babson College
(918B11505)

9:15 a.m.
How do Naperville residents do in recycling?
Linda Q. Gao*, North Central College
(918B11515)

9:30 a.m.
Hypothesis Testing Logic in Introductory Statistics
Pavel A Bosin*, NSU
(918B1404)

9:45 a.m.
More Problem Solving Power: Exploiting Prediction Models and Statistical Software in a OneSemester Course
Joe H. Ward, Jr.*, Health Careers High School
Robert L. Fountain,
(918B11126)

10:00 a.m.
Brains, Elasticities, and Slime: An Activity for Teaching Transformations
George W. Cobb*, Mount Holyoke College
(918B11209)

10:15 a.m.
Beach Balls, Cards and Graphing Calculators
Yajun Yang*, State University of New York, Farmindale, New York
(918B1440)

10:30 a.m.
Constructive Technology for Teaching Statistical Concepts
Richard L Scheaffer*, University of Florida
(918B1315)

10:45 a.m.
Using the World Wide Web for Teaching Statistics
K.L.D. Gunawardena*, UW Oshkosh
(918B11293)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:15 a.m.
MAA Session on Establishing and Maintaining Undergraduate Research Programs in Mathematics, II
Organizers:
Emelie Kenney, Siena College
Joseph Gallian, University of MinnesotaDuluth

8:00 a.m.
Using technology to provide motivation for undergraduate research
Horia C. Pop*, University of Iowa
(918G1402)

8:20 a.m.
Efforts to Integrate Undergraduate Research into the Mathematics Curriculum: Prospects and Limitations
Ignatios E Vakalis*,
(918G1987)

8:40 a.m.
The Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology Undergraduate research Symposium: Six Years of Success.
Kathleen M Shannon*, Salisbury State University
(918G11098)

9:00 a.m.
School Mathematics Conference: Students Doing What Professional Mathematicians Do
James R Matthews*, Siena College
(918G11093)

9:20 a.m.
The Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
David C Vella*,
(918G1772)

9:40 a.m.
Enhancing Critical Thinking Skills with Summer Undergraduate Research
Rhonda M EllerMeshreki*, RandolphMacon College
(918G11058)

10:00 a.m.
Interfacing Sonar To A Rug Warrior Microcontroller Board
Daniel Werner*, RandolphMacon College
(918G11069)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 8:30 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory, III
Organizers:
Paul G. Goerss, University of Washington pgoerss@math.washington.edu
James P. Lin, University of California, San Diego jimlin@euclid.ucsd.edu

8:30 a.m.
Some Algebraic Topology of 4Manifolds
Peter Teichner*, University of California, San Diego
(91855547)

9:20 a.m.
On simplicial commutative algebras with vanishing AndreQuillen homology
James M Turner*, University of Virginia
(91855193)

9:50 a.m.
Some Computations of Equivariant Bordism Rings
Dev P. Sinha*, Stanford University
(918551043)

10:20 a.m.
Calculations in the Morava $K$theory of classifying spaces of finite groups
Kevin Lee*, University of Michigan
(91855605)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics, III
Organizers:
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia khp3k@fermi.clas.virginia.edu
James J. Tattersall, Providence College tat@providence.edu

8:30 a.m.
Sophus Lie, transformation groups, and geodesics
T. Christine Stevens*, Saint Louis University
(91801625)

9:00 a.m.
American Women Mathematics PhDs of the Forties and Fifties
Margaret A.M. Murray*, Virginia Tech
(91801302)

9:30 a.m.
The ``Error'' in the Indian ``Taylor Series Approximation'' to the Sine.
Kim Plofker*, Brown University
(91801835)

10:00 a.m.
The beginnings of computational group theory: The characters of the symmetric group
Charles W. Curtis*, University of Oregon
(91801626)

10:30 a.m.
The early history of the London Mathematical Society
Robin J. Wilson*, The Open University, England
Adrian C. Rice, Middlesex University, England
(91801909)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Interactions Between Ergodic Theory and Number Theory, III
Organizers:
Lawrence W. Baggett, University of Colorado baggett@euclid.colorado.edu
Herbert Antonio Medina, Loyola Marymount University hmedina@lmumail.lmu.edu
Kathy Donovan Merrill, Colorado College kmerrill@ccnode.colorado.edu

8:30 a.m.
NumberTheory Zeta Functions and Dynamical Zeta Functions
Jeffrey C. Lagarias*, AT&T LabsResearch
(918111400)

9:00 a.m.
Ordered dynamics and the distribution of sequences
Alan H Forrest*,
(918401480)

9:30 a.m.
The BostConnes phase transition: a semigroup dynamical system approach.
Marcelo E Laca*,
(91846861)

10:00 a.m.
On Heisenberg Groups and Lowdimensional Cohomology
Michael C Berg*, Loyola Marymount University
(918281218)

10:30 a.m.
On the cohomology equivalence classes for nonsingular mappings.
Isaac Kornfeld*, North Dakota State University
Andrei Krygin, North Dakota State University
(91828275)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 8:30 a.m.10:00 a.m.
AMS Committee on Education Panel Discussion
Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).
Presenters:
James Stigler, University of California, Los Angeles
Alfred Manaster, University of California, San Diego

Saturday January 11, 1997, 8:50 a.m.5:10 p.m.
AWM Workshop

8:50 a.m.
Opening remarks: {\bf Ruth M. Charney}, {\bf Carolyn S. Gordon}, and {\bf Catherine Roberts}

9:00 a.m.
Random walks on the finite torus.
Perla L. Myers*, University of California, Santa Cruz

9:30 a.m.
General theory of hierarchical model behavior.
Beth L. Chance*, University of the Pacific

10:00 a.m.
Algorithms for polycyclic groups.
Gretchen Ostheimer*, Tufts University

10:30 a.m.
A decomposition theorem for the Monster Lie algebra.
Elizabeth G. Jurisich*, The University of Chicago

11:00 a.m.
{\bf Poster Session}.

11:00 a.m.
Mirroring Families of K3 Surfaces
SarahMarie Belcastro*, University of Michigan

11:00 a.m.
Injectivity radius bounds in hyperbolic convex cores.
Carol E. Fan*, University of Michigan

11:00 a.m.
Fat points ideals and blowups of the projective plane.
Stephanie A. Fitchett*, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

11:00 a.m.
Computing the galois group of an order four linear differential equation.
Sabrina A. Hessinger*, North Carolina State University

11:00 a.m.
Vectorvalued measures.
Annela Rammer Kelly*, University of Missouri, Columbia

11:00 a.m.
Symplectic packings of the cotangent bundle of the torus.
Jean Beth Mastrangeli*, Bryn Mawr College

11:00 a.m.
A parameter recovery problem on the real line.
Jennifer L. Mueller*, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

11:00 a.m.
Spectral asymptotics and spectral asymmetry for systems of differential operators.
Mary R. Sandoval*, University of Michigan

11:00 a.m.
A generalization of the Bolloba's Inequality.
Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo*, University of Nebraska, Lincoln; University of South Dakota

11:00 a.m.
Siegel modular forms: Results on Satake parameters.
Tamara B. Veenstra*, Dartmouth College

11:00 a.m.
Composition operators with multivalent symbol.
Rebecca G. Wahl*, Purdue University

11:00 a.m.
A twodimensional degenerate parabolic equation with oblique, evolutionary boundary conditions.
Michelle Diann Homp*, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

12:00 p.m.
Lunch break

1:00 p.m.
Boundary value problems for differential forms on domains with rough boundaries.
Dorina I. Mitrea*, University of Missouri, Columbia

1:30 p.m.
The stable 4dimensional geometry of the real Grassmann manifolds.
Weiqing Gu*, Harvey Mudd College

2:00 p.m.
Minimal surfaces and conformal mappings in singular spaces.
Chikako Mese*, University of Southern California

2:30 p.m.
Invariant submanifolds for geodesic flows for manifolds with nonpositive curvature.
Tracy Lin Payne*, Washington University in St. Louis

3:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion on {\it Launching a Career in Mathematics}.

4:30 p.m.
Poster Session (same posters as from 11:00 a.m. to noon)

5:00 p.m.
Closing remarks.

Saturday January 11, 1997, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
A fundamental principle of learning and its application in modifying students' conceptions of mathematical proof
Guershon Harel*, Purdue University,West Lafayette

Saturday January 11, 1997, 9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Tame groups and finite simple groups
Gregory Cherlin*, Rutgers University

Saturday January 11, 1997, 9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
NAM Panel Discussion
Calculus reformWhere are we now?
Moderators:
Jacqueline B. Giles, Houston Community College System
Panelists:
Della Bell, Texas Southern University
Yewande OlubumnoLanier, Spelman College
Donald B. Small, U. S. Military Academy
Lawrence Woodard, Grambling University

Saturday January 11, 1997, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
ASL Session

Saturday January 11, 1997, 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Book Sales and Exhibits

Saturday January 11, 1997, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
Automatic Differentiation: Computing Derivative Values without Derivative Formulas
Dan Kalman*, The Mathematical Association of America
(918651368)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
NAM Business Meeting

Saturday January 11, 1997, 10:10 a.m.10:40 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
The Groebner basis algorithm and propositional proof systems
Russell Impagliazzo*, University of California, San Diego

Saturday January 11, 1997, 10:50 a.m.11:20 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Nonconvergence for sparse random graphs
Monica McArthur*, University of California, Los Angeles

Saturday January 11, 1997, 11:10 a.m.11:40 a.m.
MAA Business Meeting

Saturday January 11, 1997, 11:45 a.m.12:15 p.m.
AMS Business Meeting

Saturday January 11, 1997, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
NAM ClaytorWoodard Lecture
Independent Partitons and Independent Set Numbers of Matroids
Carolyn R. Mahoney*, California State University, San Marcos/MSRI
(918001507)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Spectral Geometry for Noncompact Manifolds, III
Organizers:
Leonid Friedlander, University of Arizona friedlan@math.arizona.edu
Mikhail A. Shubin, Northeastern University shubin@neu.edu

1:00 p.m.
Analytic Torsion and Topology of Diffeomorphism Groups
John W Lott*, University of Michigan
(91858152)

1:40 p.m.
Relative $L_2$torsion for manifolds with boundary.
Dan Burghelea*, Ohio State University
Leonid Friedlander, University of Arizona
Thomas Kappeler, Ohio State University
(918581008)

2:20 p.m.
Appoximating Von Neumann invariants of covering spaces.
Varghese Mathai*, University of Adelaide
(91858128)

3:00 p.m.
The cohomology of the remote fiber of a real polynomial map.
Maxim Braverman*, Ohio State University
Alexander Braverman, TelAviv University
(91858833)

3:40 p.m.
Multiplicative Index Theorem
Jerome Kaminker*, IUPUI
(918581313)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 1:00 p.m.4:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory, IV
Organizers:
Paul G. Goerss, University of Washington pgoerss@math.washington.edu
James P. Lin, University of California, San Diego jimlin@euclid.ucsd.edu

1:00 p.m.
Complex oriented cohomology theories and the language of stacks
Michael J Hopkins*,
(91855749)

1:50 p.m.
Periodic complex oriented homology of groups from cohomology
J.P.C. Greenlees, Sheffield University
H. Sadofsky*, University of Oregon
(91855262)

2:20 p.m.
The Adams $E_{2}$term, up to $F$isomorphism
John H. Palmieri*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(91855190)

2:50 p.m.
Localization of Model Categories
Philip S. Hirschhorn*, Wellesley College
(91855237)

3:20 p.m.
Phantom maps and a generalized Milnor sequence
J. Daniel Christensen*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(91855232)

3:50 p.m.
Cobordism of Real manifolds
Po Hu*, The University of Michigan
(91855522)

4:20 p.m.
Modules over 1 connected homology theories.
Wojciech Chacholski*, The University of Michigan
(91855544)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Analysis, Diffusions and PDEs on Fractals, III
Organizers:
Jun Kigami, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan kigami@math.h.kyotou.ac.jp
Michel L. Lapidus, University of California, Riverside lapidus@math.ucr.edu

1:00 p.m.
On an Eigenvalue Problem for $\frac {d^2}{dx^2}$ on $[0,1]$from a Fractal Point of View
Tadashi Shima*, Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University
(91834527)

1:30 p.m.
The LaPlace Equation and Diffusion Limited Aggregation
Benoit B. Mandelbrot*, Yale University
(918601493)

2:00 p.m.
Generalized Minkowski content, spectrum of fractal drums, fractal strings and the Riemann Zetafunction
Christina Q. He*, University of California, Riverside
Michel Lapidus, University of California, Riverside
(918351211)

2:30 p.m.
Complex dimensions of fractal strings and oscillatory phenomena
Michel L. Lapidus*, University of California, Riverside
Machiel van Frankenhuysen, IHES, France
(91835537)

3:00 p.m.
Zetafunctions and explicit formulas for the geometry and the spectrum of fractal strings
Michel L. Lapidus, University of California, Riverside
Machiel van Frankenhuysen*, IHES, France
(91835539)

3:30 p.m.
Sharp Estimates for Dirichlet Eigenfunctions in Nonsmooth Domains
Rodrigo Ba\~nuelos*, Purdue University
(918351208)

4:00 p.m.
Snowflake Harmonics and Computer Graphics: Numerical computation of spectra on fractal drums
Michel L Lapidus,
John W Neuberger,
Robert J Renka,
Cheryl A Griffith*,
(918351133)

4:30 p.m.
Limit Sets of Hyperbolic Branching Brownian Motion
Steven P Lalley*, Purdue University
Thomas Sellke,
(918601247)

5:00 p.m.
Sharp bounds for ground state eigenfunctions on domains with horns and cusps
Arthur J. Lindeman, II, Purdue University
Michael M.H. Pang*, University of Missouri
Zhongxin Zhao, University of Missouri
(91847258)

5:30 p.m.
Quantum Fractals in Boxes
Michael V. Berry*, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
(918811587)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 1:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Partially Ordered Sets, III
Organizers:
Henry A. Kierstead, Arizona State University kierstead@math.la.asu.edu
William T. Trotter, Arizona State University trotter@asu.edu

1:00 p.m.
Minimal 2dimensional extensions of posets
Stefan Felsner*, Freie Universitaet Berlin
Klaus Reuter, Universitaet Hamburg
(918061148)

1:30 p.m.
Games of Chaines and Cutsets in the Boolean Lattice
Shahriar Shahriari*,
Rebecca Gutterman,
(918061285)

2:00 p.m.
The Semiantichain Conjecture and optimization in product structures
Douglas B West*,
(918061082)

2:30 p.m.
Graph theory and the dimension of ordered sets
H. A. Kierstead*, Arizona State University
(918061252)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Wavelets, MultiWavelets and Their Application, III
Organizers:
EnBing Lin, University of Toledo elin@math.utoledo.edu
Akram Aldroubi, National Institute of Health aldroubi@helix.nih.gov

1:00 p.m.
Wavelets, Multiwavelets, and their Applications
Gilbert Strang*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(918411002)

1:30 p.m.
Compactly supported, biorthogonal multiwavelets.
Douglas P Hardin*,
Jeffrey A Marasovich,
(918411032)

2:00 p.m.
Inductive limit Riesz bases and oblique multiwavelets
Akram Aldroubi*, National Institutes of Health
(91841802)

2:30 p.m.
Accuracy of Lattice Translates of Multiple Multidimensional Refinable Distributions
Carlos Cabrelli, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Christopher Heil*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Ursula Moler, Universidad de Buenos Aires
(9184121)

3:00 p.m.
Stability of Scaling Vectors
Gerlind B Plonka*, Fachbereich Mathematik, Universit\"at Rostock
(91842194)

3:30 p.m.
Biorthogonal Multiwavelets
Vasily V Strela*, University of South Carolina
(91841397)

4:00 p.m.
Vectorvalued wavelets and multiwavelets
XiangGen Xia*, University Delaware
(91841624)

4:30 p.m.
Multiwavelet Construction via the Lifting Scheme
Geoffrey M. Davis*, Dartmouth College
Wim Sweldens,
(918411156)

5:00 p.m.
On Linearly Independent Property of Scaling Vectors
Jianzhong Wang*, Sam Houston State University
(91841188)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Combinatorics, III
Organizers:
Adriano M. Garsia, University of California, San Diego
Jeffrey B. Remmel, University of California, San Diego jremmell@ucsd.edu

1:00 p.m.
Plethystic Formulas and positivity for $q,t$Kotka Coefficients
Adriano Garsia*, University of California, San Diego
(91805693)

1:30 p.m.
Plethystically Parameterized Macdonald Polynomials
Glenn P Tesler*, University of Calif., San Diego
(91805863)

2:00 p.m.
Inverting the Frobenius map
Sergey Fomin*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
JeanYves Thibon, Universit\'e de MarnelaVall\'ee
(918051198)

2:30 p.m.
A cyclage poset structure on LittlewoodRichardson tableaux
Mark M Shimozono*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Anatol N Kirillov, CRM, Universite de Montreal
(91805492)

3:00 p.m.
Modular representations of Hecke algebras and solvable lattice models.
Omar Foda, The University of Melbourne
Bernard Leclerc, Universit\'e de Caen
Masato Okado, Osaka University
JeanYves Thibon*, Universit\'e de MarnelaVall\'ee
Trevor A. Welsh, The University of Melbourne
(918051428)

3:30 p.m.
Rational function identities, characters, and posets
Curtis Greene*, Haverford College
(918051342)

4:00 p.m.
The Enumeration of Fully Commutative Elements of Coxeter Groups
John R Stembridge*, University of Michigan
(91805495)

4:30 p.m.
Two extensions of Eulerian numbers.
Ira M. Gessel*, Brandeis University
(91805588)

5:00 p.m.
A Pieri Rule for Shifted Schur Functions.
Alexander I. Molev, Centre for Math. and its Appl., School of Mathematical Sciences
Bruce E. Sagan*, Michigan State University
(918051468)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Developments in C*Algebras and Operator Spaces, III
Organizers:
Hauxin Lin, University of Oregon hlin@bright.uoregon.edu
ZhongJin Ruan, University of Illinois
S. Zhang,

1:00 p.m.
A new invariant in the Ktheory of C*algebras
Lawrence G. Brown*, Purdue University
Gert K. Pedersen, University of Copenhagen
(918461242)

1:30 p.m.
Nonstable $K$Theory and Extremally Rich $C^*$Algebras.
Lawrence G. Brown, Purdue University, West Lafayette
Gert K. Pedersen*, University of Copenhagen
(91846247)

2:00 p.m.
On the Classification of certain C*algebras
Guihua Gong*, University of Puerto Rico
(91846825)

2:30 p.m.
Semigroup crossed products and number theory
Jane Arledge, Arizona State University
Marcelo Laca, University of Newcastle, Australia
Iain Raeburn*, University of Newcastle, Australia
(91846681)

3:00 p.m.
Separative cancellation for projections in C*algebras of real rank zero.
K. R. Goodearl*, University of California at Santa Barbara
(91846222)

3:30 p.m.
Certain C*algebras related to free product groups
Wojciech Szymanski*, The University of Newcastle
Shuang Zhang, University of Cincinnati
(91846349)

4:00 p.m.
Poisson transforms on some $C^*$algebras generated by isometries
Gelu F. Popescu*, University of Texas at San Antonio
(91846718)

4:30 p.m.
Lowdimensional matrix analysis
John A. Holbrook*, University of Guelph
(9184756)

5:00 p.m.
Analytic Structure of Certain Transformation Group C*algebras
Qing Lin*, University of Victoria and Chinese Academy of Science
(918471473)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#4: Part B
Calculus connections: A multimedia adventure.
Organizers:
Douglas Quinney, University of Keele

Saturday January 11, 1997, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#6: Part B
The geometry of multivariable calculus.
Organizers:
Yves Nievergelt, Eastern Washington University

Saturday January 11, 1997, 1:00 p.m.4:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Operator Theory and Calculus of Variations

1:00 p.m.
The Maximal Ideal Space of the Semicrossed Product of the Disk Algebra
Dale R. Buske*, Iowa State University
(91847849)

1:15 p.m.
The Resolvents of Operators Dependent on Parameters
Min MH He*, Kent State UniversityTrumbull Campus
(91847450)

1:30 p.m.
Representations of $H^\infty ({\Bbb D}^N)$
George R. Exner,
Young Soo Jo,
Il Bong Jung*,
(91847223)

1:45 p.m.
Approximation theorems and fixed point theorem for condensing composite of multifunctions
TzuChu Lin*, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Sehie Park, Seoul National University
(91847935)

2:00 p.m.
A generalization of hypercyclicity
Vivien G Miller*, Mississippi State University
(91847461)

2:15 p.m.
On the invariant subspace problem for hyponormal operators
Vasile Lauric*, Texas A \& M University
(91847854)

2:30 p.m.
Quantitative Simultaneous Representation Formulas For $(C_0)$ Operator Semigroups.
Mi Zhou*, University of Memphis
(91847908)

2:45 p.m.
Isometric equivalence of composition operators
James E. Jamison*, University of Memphis
William Horner, University of Southern Mississippi
(918471181)

3:00 p.m.
Pseudospectral Legendrebased optimal solution of nonlinear variational problems
Gamal N. Elnagar*, University of South Carolina, Spartanburg
(918491501)

3:15 p.m.
Finding almost common fixed points of measurable families of operators
Dan Butnariu*, University of Texas, Arlington
(91849918)

3:30 p.m.
General constrained calculus of variations problems involving PDEs
John Gregory*, Southern Illinois University
Kathleen PericakSpector, Southern Illinois University
(91849919)

3:45 p.m.
Fluid Cluster Regularity
Frank Morgan*, Williams College
(91849401)

4:00 p.m.
Characterization of "principle of convergence of energy" of integral functionals by means of their integrands. Young measure approach.
Mikhail Andreevich Sychev*, SISSA, Italy
(91849406)

4:15 p.m.
$H^{\infty}$ boundary control of parabolic systems with sampled state information
Mingqing Xiao*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Tamer Ba\c{s}ar, University of Illinois
(918491028)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 1:00 p.m.2:40 p.m.
AMS Session on History of Mathematics

1:00 p.m.
From Euler's hidden lemmas to Stokes's infinitely slow convergence
Mark McKinzie*, University of WisconsinMadison
(918011114)

1:15 p.m.
The History of a Mathematics Department at an American Liberal Arts College
Peter D Schumer*,
(91801293)

1:30 p.m.
Cauchy and partial differential equations
John A. Synowiec*, Indiana University, Northwest
(91801921)

1:45 p.m.
A Brief History of the Sadlierian Chair
James J. Tattersall*, Providence College
(91801510)

2:00 p.m.
The Blossoming of the American Mathematical Research Community, 19001996: A Genealogy Project.
Steve Butcher,
Harry B. Coonce*,
(9180169)

2:15 p.m.
Arithmetization of algebra
Ahlam ElHage Tannouri*, Morgan State University
Al Karaji, Morgan State University
Al Samawal, Morgan State University
(918011479)

2:30 p.m.
The History of Mathematics in Colombia
Sanchez Clara Helena*, Universidad Nacional  Colombia
(91801273)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 1:00 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Interdisciplinary CoursesIntegrating Mathematics and Other Disciplines
Organizers:
Agnes M. Rash, St. Joseph's University arash@sju.edu
Sandra Fillebrown, St. Joseph's University sfillebr@sju.edu

1:00 p.m.
Quantitative Reasoning Across the Disciplines: Interdisciplinary Courses
John M Quinn*,
Frank A Cerreto,
Charles W Herlands,
(918C1560)

1:15 p.m.
Mathematics in a Learning Community
Scott A. Smith*, Columbia College (SC)
(918C1954)

1:30 p.m.
Music, Mathematics, and Cryptology
Craig M. Johnson*, Marywood College
(918C1519)

1:45 p.m.
Mathematics and Models in Music
Alexandra Kurepa*, North Carolina A&T State University
Rodney A Waschka, North Carolina State University
(918C11146)

2:00 p.m.
A Business Calculus and Principles of Accounting I Learning Community
Joanne D. Kossegi*, SUNY at Oswego
Joan Carroll, SUNY at Oswego
(918C1470)

2:15 p.m.
Integrating Mathematical Statistics Into The Occupational Therapy Curriculum
Laurie J Sawyer, Ph.D.*,
William R Croninger, OTR/L,
(918C1400)

2:30 p.m.
Teaching Undergraduates to Consult in Applied Mathematics
Philip E. Luft*, Salisbury State University
(918C1332)

2:45 p.m.
Mathematical Models in Chemistry  An Interdisciplinary Approach
Agnes M. Rash*, St. Joseph's University
(918C1776)

3:00 p.m.
Mathematics and Biology: An Interdisciplinary GER Course
Sandra Fillebrown*, St. Joseph's University
(918C1267)

3:15 p.m.
Life Sciences Laboratories for Calculus and Differential Equations
James L. Cornette*, Iowa State Universtiy
(918C1366)

3:30 p.m.
An Integrated Mathematics/Biology Course for a Freshman Honors Class
David R Stone*, Georgia Southern University
William S Irby, Georgia Southern University
(918C11195)

3:45 p.m.
A Coordinated Introduction to Mechanics and Calculus
Laurie Fathe, Occidental College
Michael A McDonald, Occidental College
Jennifer J Quinn*, Occidental College
George Schmiedeshoff, Occidental College
(918C1556)

4:00 p.m.
A course integrating calculus and physics
Martin A Jackson*,
(918C11080)

4:15 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Course in Fourier Optics
James S. Walker*, UWEau Claire
(918C1506)

4:30 p.m.
An Integrated PreEngineering Curriculum
Phillip L. Zenor*, Auburn University
Jack W. Rogers, Jr., Auburn University
(918C11224)

4:45 p.m.
Ground Spill Diffusion and Convection: An Interdisciplinary Lively Applications Project Linking Math and Engineering
Joseph D. Myers*, United States Military Academy
Eric B. Zimmerman, United States Military Academy
(918C1289)

5:00 p.m.
Multidisciplinary Course in Nonlinear Dynamics
Neil Fleishon,
Jean Marie McDill*, Calif. Polytechnic State Univ.
Kent Morrison,
Rod Schoonover,
John P. Sharpe,
Nilgun Sungar,
(918C1904)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 1:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Environmental MathematicsGetting It into the Curriculum, III
Organizers:
Ben Fusaro, Florida State University
Patricia Kenschaft, Montclair State University

1:00 p.m.
The Price of Power
Christopher Schaufele,
Nancy Zumoff*, Kennesaw State University
(918D1580)

1:20 p.m.
Mathematics in the Natural Environment
Delene Perley*, Walsh University
(918D1578)

1:40 p.m.
When Oil Hits Water
Donald E. Miller,
Joanne E. Snow*, Saint Mary's College
(918D1564)

2:00 p.m.
How to Capture their Interest? Model with RealWorld Data
Iris B. Fetta*, Clemson University
(918D1593)

2:20 p.m.
Age Structured Population Models
William D. Stone*, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
(918D1583)

2:40 p.m.
Applications of the Poisson Distribution in Environmental Areas
H.T. (Pete) Hayslett, Jr.*, Colby College
(918D1565)

3:00 p.m.
Population Size of the Northern Spotted Owl
Bob Fray*, Furman University
(918D1567)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 1:00 p.m.2:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Development Programs That Work, II
Organizers:
Mercedes McGowen, William Rainey Harper College
Jacqueline B. GilesGiron, Houston Community College

1:00 p.m.
Implementing Change at your Pace
James T. Sandefur*, Georgetown University
(918J11162)

1:20 p.m.
Distance Learning: Perceptions of Algebra I Teachers
Connie H. Yarema*, Northeast Louisiana University
(918J1433)

1:40 p.m.
Helping Students Who Have Not Succeeded in Mathematics Overcome Their Difficulties in Learning Mathematics
Leona L. Mirza*, North Park College
(918J11160)

2:00 p.m.
A More Personal Approach to Developmental Mathematics
Cathleen Maria Zucco*, University of North Florida
(918J1798)

2:20 p.m.
Promoting Excellence in College Algebra through Workshops based on Collaborative Learning.
A. Bathi Kasturiarachi*, Kent State University
(918J11090)

2:40 p.m.
Using manipulatives in developmental algebra
Amelia S. Kinard*, Columbia College
(918J1956)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 1:00 p.m.2:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Assessment for Better Learning: Assessing Teaching and Learning in a Climate of Change, II
Organizers:
Bonnie Gold, Wabash College
Annalisa Crannell, Franklin \& Marshall College
Ahmed Zayed, University of Central Florida

1:00 p.m.
Evaluation of mathematics teaching for shortterm improvement
Vincent P. Schielack*, Texas A\&M Univesity
(918M11430)

1:15 p.m.
The Air Force Academy Teacher Observation ProgramAn Evolution Spanning 30 Years
Daniel W Litwhiler*, USAF Academy, CO
Steven M Hadfield, USAF Academy, CO
Keith Bergeron, USAF Academy, CO
(918M11029)

1:30 p.m.
Continuous Assessment
Jack Bookman*, Duke University
David A Smith, Duke University
(918M11199)

1:45 p.m.
Quality Tools in the Classroom
Ellen Clay*, Stockton State College
(918M11339)

2:00 p.m.
Alternative Assessment for Student and Teacher Empowerment.
Nkechi M Agwu*, BMCC, CUNY
(918M1796)

2:15 p.m.
Assessing Teaching and Learning with Portfolios
Deborah A. Crocker*, Appalachian State University
(918M1820)

2:30 p.m.
Using Student Writings and Cognitive Maps for Assessment of Understandings in Intuitive Geometry for PreService Elementary School Teachers
Barbara J. Pence*, San Jose State Univ
(918M1983)

2:45 p.m.
Journal Writing: An Assessment for Learning and Teaching.
Cathy Liebars*, College of New Jersey
(918M11457)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
AMS Committee on EducationAMS Committee on the ProfessionYoung Mathematicians Network Panel Discussion
Continuing professional development.
Moderators:
Curtis Bennett, Bowling Green State University
Panelists:
Steve Krantz, Washington University at St. Louis
Walter Michaelis, University of New Orleans
Stan Wagon, Macalester College
Susan Williams, University of Southern Alabama

Saturday January 11, 1997, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Advanced placement statistics.
Organizers:
Ann Watkins, California State University, Northridge
Panelists:
Duane Hinders, Gunn High School
Rosemary Roberts, Bowdoin College
Richard L. Schaeffer, University of Florida

Saturday January 11, 1997, 1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
MAAYoung Mathematicians Network Panel Discussion
Teaching precollege mathematics.
Moderators:
Kevin Charlwood, Saint Leo College
Panelists:
Susan L. Addington, California State University at San Bernardino
Gregory P.B. Dresden, University of Texas at Austin
Linda P. Rosen, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Saturday January 11, 1997, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Presentation and Panel Discussion
Scientific visualization in undergraduate mathematical sciences education.
Organizers:
Lee Zia, National Science Foundation
Panelists:
Bev Baartmans, Michigan Technological University
Thomas Banchoff, Brown University
James King, University of Washington, Seattle
Joan FerriniMundy, MSEB and University of New Hampshire

Saturday January 11, 1997, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences Presentation
Fall 1995 CBMS survey results including data on reform calculus.
Presenters:
Donald C. Rung, Pennsylvania State University

Saturday January 11, 1997, 2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
AMS Committe on Science PolicyJoint Policy Board for Mathematics Workshop
Meeting with members of Congress.
Presenters:
Lisa A. Thompson, JPBM
Samuel A. Rankin, III, AMS

Saturday January 11, 1997, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
AMS Invited Address
Resolution of singularities.
Edward Bierstone*, University of Toronto

Saturday January 11, 1997, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
MAA Presentation
Art, literature, music, and mathematics: Degrees of similarities.
Moderators:
Alvin White, Harvey Mudd College
Presenters:
Leonard Gillman, University of Texas, Austin
JoAnne Growney, Bloomsburg State University
Annalisa Crannell, Franklin and Marshall College

Saturday January 11, 1997, 3:00 p.m.5:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Needed Connections: Preparation of Teachers K12, II
Organizers:
Mary M. Lindquist, Columbus College
Patrick Collier, University of WisconsinOshkosh
Albert Otto, Illinois State University

3:00 p.m.
Introduction

3:05 p.m.
NSA's Mathematics Education Partnership Program: Connecting Teachers with Reform
John R Pettit, National Security Agency
Bradley E Garner*, National Security Agency
(918E1360)

3:20 p.m.
A Model for Working with Secondary Teachers to Reform Mathematics Instruction
William O. Martin*, North Dakota State University
(918E11337)

3:35 p.m.
A Fellowship of Future Mathematics and Science Teachers
Vincent P. Schielack*, Texas A\&M Univesity
(918E11431)

3:50 p.m.
A School/University Partnership: A New Program Connecting the Initial Preparation and Continued Professional Development of K8 Teachers
Patricia M. Baggett*, New Mexico State University
Andrzej Ehrenfeucht, University of Colorado
Karin Matray, Las Cruces Teachers' Center
(918E11510)

4:05 p.m.
Connecting a community college and a university in the preparation of elementary teachers
Karen T. Sharp*, Mott Community College
(918E11086)

4:20 p.m.
The Elementary Teacher in the University Classroom: A direct approach to the examining the relevance of the mathematics preparation of elementary teachers
Andy R Magid*, University of Oklahoma
Cecilia Cumby, Norman Public Schools
(918E1549)

4:35 p.m.
Inquirybased learning in Calculus
Heather A. Hulett*,
(918E1940)

4:50 p.m.
Mathematicians and Mathematics Educators Unite to Prepare Students for Secondary Teaching at UCLA.
Susie W. Hakansson*, University of California, Los Angeles
(918E1661)

5:05 p.m.
Collaborating to Encourage Teaching as a Profession
Howard Sherwood*, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816
Joby M Anthony, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816
Douglas K Brumbaugh, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816
(918E1899)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 3:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovations in Courses Before Calculus: Implementing the Crossroads Standards, II
Organizers:
Ray E. Collings, Dekalb College, Central Campus
Janet Ray, Seattle Central Community College

3:00 p.m.
Approximating the Sine and Cosine Functions
Sheldon P Gordon*, Suffolk Community College
(918I1851)

3:15 p.m.
Algebra, Trigonometry, and Mathematica
Barry Brunson*, Western Kentucky University
(918I11469)

3:30 p.m.
Using CBL Systems and the Web in Introductory College Courses
Linda H Boyd*, DeKalb College
(918I11380)

3:45 p.m.
Increasing Student Understanding By Writing Analogies
Stephen Brown*, Olivet Nazarene University
(918I11385)

4:00 p.m.
Technology, Explorations, and Modeling in Elementary Algebra
Elaine Hubbard*, Kennesaw State University
(918I11386)

4:15 p.m.
General Mathematics: Problem Solving Strategies
Thomas J. Klein*, Morehead State University
(918I11467)

4:30 p.m.
ReformBased College Algebra
Tena L. Golding*, Southeastern Louisiana University
(918I11389)

4:45 p.m.
Applications Anchor Mathematics
John C. Peterson*, Chattanooga State Technical Community College
William J. Wagner,
(918I11404)

5:00 p.m.
Teaching College Algebra with the TI83: Students Asking For More Challenges in Class
Zacchaeus K. Oguntebi*, DeKalb College
(918I11466)

5:15 p.m.
Using Systems Dynamics to Integrate the Principal MathematicalTopics in an Intermediate Algebra Course
Scott R. Herriott*, Maharishi University of Management
(918I11391)

5:30 p.m.
Lessons From a Precalculus Project
Carl Swenson*, Seattle University
(918I11392)

Saturday January 11, 1997, 3:15 p.m.5:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#12: Part B
Teaching differential equations using a dynamical systems perspective.
Organizers:
Robert Devaney, Boston University
Paul Blanchard, Boston University

Saturday January 11, 1997, 3:15 p.m.5:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#13: Part B
Active and interactive teaching techniques for the mathematics classroom.
Organizers:
Phyllis Z. Chinn, Humboldt State University
Dale Oliver, Humboldt State University

Saturday January 11, 1997, 3:15 p.m.5:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#19: Part B
Getting students involved in undergraduate research.
Organizers:
Joseph Gallian, University of Minnesota at Duluth
Aparna Higgins, University of Dayton

Saturday January 11, 1997, 4:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
MAA Presentation
Report on ICME8.
Organizers:
Jerry P. Becker, Southern Illinois University
Jerry P. Becker, Southern Illinois University
Presenters:
Joanne Rossi Becker, San Jose State University
Victor J. Katz, University of the District of Columbia
Lynnell S. Matthews, Howard Community College
Mark Saul, Bronxville Schools

Saturday January 11, 1997, 4:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
MAA Presentation
Impact of information technology on undergraduate mathematical sciences education.
Organizers:
Lee Zia, National Science Foundation
Presenters:
Tom Banchoff, Brown University
Dennis DeTurck, University of Pennsylvania
Cynthia Sanner, Brooks Cole Publishing
Frank Wattenberg, Carroll College

Saturday January 11, 1997, 6:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
AMS Banquet

Saturday January 11, 1997, 9:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
MAA Concert
Chopin sonata for piano and cello.
Presenters:
Leonard Gillman, piano
Louis Rowen, cello
Sunday January 12, 1997
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