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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
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
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