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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
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
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