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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
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics

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, 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)

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)
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