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1998 Joint Mathematics Meetings
Baltimore, MD, January 710, 1998
Meeting #930
Associate secretaries:
Robert J Daverman, AMS daverman@math.utk.edu
Donovan H Van Osdol, MAA dv@christa.unh.edu
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics

Friday January 9, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, I
Organizers:
James J. Tattersall, Providence College tat@providence.edu
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia khp3k@virginia.edu

8:00 a.m.
The Mathematics of Levi ben Gershon.
Shai Simonson*, Stonehill College
(93001372)

8:30 a.m.
Felix Hausdorff and the Continuum Problem.
Jacob M Plotkin*, Michigan State University
Marion Scheepers, Boise State University
(93001432)

9:00 a.m.
George Berkeley's Mathematical, Philosophical, and Religious Ideas: The Intersections, 17321735.
Helena M. Pycior*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(93001566)

9:30 a.m.
Continuous nowhere differentiable functions.
Peter Duren*, University of Michigan
(93001171)

10:00 a.m.
Women and Mathematical Education in Classical India.
Kim Plofker*, Brown University
(93001214)

10:30 a.m.
The mathematical love letters of Barnes Wallis.
John G Fauvel*, The Open University, England
(93001143)

Friday January 9, 1998, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, II
Organizers:
James J. Tattersall, Providence College tat@providence.edu
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia khp3k@virginia.edu

1:00 p.m.
Leonard Eugene Dickson: One quote, one questionan inextricable link?
Della D Fenster*, University of Richmond
(93001491)

1:30 p.m.
The Beginnings of General Topology.
Rebecca A Adams*, Southern California College
(93001339)

2:00 p.m.
Three Geometrical Jewels of AlKuhi.
John L. Berggren*, Simon Fraser University
Glen Van Brummelen, King's Univ. College
(93001381)

2:30 p.m.
Divination in Madagascar: A Case of Ethnomathematics.
Marcia Ascher*, Ithaca College
(93001180)

3:00 p.m.
Fourier's analysis of inequalities (1831) and Tarski's definable sets of real numbers (1931).
Hourya Sinaceur*, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifque, Paris, France.
(93001537)

3:30 p.m.
Mathematics and the Modern State: The Case of Colin Maclaurin.
Judith V. Grabiner*, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA 91711
(93001288)

4:00 p.m.
Mathematics and dialectical materialism.
Charles E. Ford*, Saint Louis University
(9300138)

4:30 p.m.
Mathematics Problems Appearing in the "Ohio Journal of Education": 18541857.
David E. Kullman*, Miami University
(93001298)

5:00 p.m.
Interrelations between early topology and analysis.
E. Kreyszig*, Carleton University
(93001264)

5:30 p.m.
Euler's factorization of the sine function: one aspect of the prehistory of the Riemann integral.
Mark McKinzie*, University of Wisconsin
(93001500)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 7:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, III
Organizers:
James J. Tattersall, Providence College tat@providence.edu
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia khp3k@virginia.edu

7:30 a.m.
Some Roots of a Revolution: The Conflict over Arithmetization in Sixteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century English Editions of Euclid's Elements Books I Through VI: 15701795.
Joel A Goldstein*, Wise Web softWare
David G Goldstein, Wise Web softWare
Jonathan R Verlin, Drexel University, W. B. Saunders Inc.
(93001847)

8:00 a.m.
Leibniz’s'notions of coordinates in a new age of physical enquiry.
John D Anderson*, University of Toronto
(93001958)

8:30 a.m.
William Fogg Osgood at Harvard.
Diann R Porter*, University of Arizona
(93001462)

9:00 a.m.
Mathematics in the XIX and first half of the XX century in South America.
Ubiratan D'Ambrosio*, Brazilian Society of History of Science
(93001429)

9:30 a.m.
The Search for L. C. Walker.
Bruce Reznick*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(93001724)

10:00 a.m.
Adolph Mayer's Early Work in the Calculus of Variations.
Craig G Fraser*, University of Toronto
(93001329)

10:30 a.m.
The origin of the fifteen schoolgirls problem.
Robin J. Wilson*, The Open University, UK
Terry S. Griggs, The Open University, UK
(93001303)
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