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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
Thursday January 8, 1998

Thursday January 8, 1998, 7:00 a.m.4:40 p.m.
Mathematical Sciences Employment Register
Distribution of interview schedules; interviews. (Interviews take place beginning at 8:15 a.m.)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Thursday January 8, 1998, 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.uic.edu
Harvey B. Keynes, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu

8:00 a.m.
What Should We Expect from the Best and the Brightest? A Further Look at TIMSS Results.
Curtis C. McKnight*, University of Oklahoma
(930971203)

8:30 a.m.
Bridging the Math Wars  Finding Common Ground Upon Which to Build.
Steve Leinwand*, Connecticut Department of Education
(93097922)

9:00 a.m.
The Saxon Method of Teaching Mathematics.
Frank Y. H. Wang*, Saxon Publishers
(93097979)

9:30 a.m.
School Mathematics Through the Years.
Richard A Askey*, Univ. of WisconsinMadison
(93097789)

10:00 a.m.
Standardsbased reform and its critics.
Judith Roitman*, University of Kansas
(93096210)

10:30 a.m.
{\bf Panel on Diversity in Education Reform}

11:00 a.m.
Influencing Mathematics Education at the State Level: A Report from New Jersey.
Joseph G. Rosenstein*, Rutgers University
(93097389)

11:30 a.m.
Grades are out, Standards are in, and the Math looks tough: Implementing Standardsbased Education and University Admissions in Oregon.
Robert O Robson*, Oregon State University
Paul M Latiolais, Portland State University
(93098107)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on The Uses of History in the Teaching of Mathematics, I
Organizers:
Florence Fasanelli, Mathematical Association of America ffasanel@maa.org
V. Frederick Rickey, Bowling Green State University
Victor J. Katz, University of the District of Columbia

8:00 a.m.
Introduction

8:05 a.m.
Great Mathematics in Great Britain.
Timothy A. Sipka*, Alma College
(930011022)

8:20 a.m.
Teaching Classical Mathematics from Original Sources in a Senior Seminar.
Robert E. Bradley*, Adelphi University
(93001795)

8:35 a.m.
Biographies of Women Mathematicians: History in a Mathematics Course .
Larry Riddle*, Agnes Scott College
(93001375)

8:50 a.m.
Newton's Arithmetica Universalis.
Rebecca A Berg*, Bowie State University, Bowie, Maryland
(93001689)

9:05 a.m.
History of Mathematics as a ProblemSolving Course.
Susann M. Mathews*, Wright State Universtity
(93001838)

9:25 a.m.
Recurring Patterns in the Historical Development of Mathematical Knowledge: Implications for Pedagogy.
Mary L Garner*, Emory University
(93001828)

9:45 a.m.
A mathematics education course on teaching algebra from an historical perspective.
Christopher E. Barat*, Virginia State University
(93001817)

10:05 a.m.
The Sumario Compendioso: The New World's First Mathematics Book.
Shirley B. Gray, California State University, Los Angeles
C. Edward Sandifer*, Western Connecticut State University
(93001727)

10:25 a.m.
A Historicallyoriented course in Rational Thermodynamics.
Stacy G. Langton*, University of San Diego
(93001723)

10:45 a.m.
Presenting Kepler's Second Law in Calculus 2 using Astronomia Nova.
Michael Frank Siddoway*, Colorado College
(93001984)

11:05 a.m.
Two multimedia presentations incorporating historical background for pedagogical emphasis.
Patricia A. Clark*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Rebecca E. Hill, Rochester Institute of Technology
(93001419)

11:25 a.m.
Every Course a History Course.
Richard J Jardine*, U. S. Military Academy
(93001852)

11:45 a.m.
Justifying Mathematics in the American Curriculum: The Lessons of E. H. Moore's Pedagogical Program.
David Lindsay Roberts*, Laurel, MD
(93001466)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, I
Organizers:
Melvin Hochster, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor hochster@math.lsa.umich.edu
Craig L. Huneke, Purdue University huneke@math.purdue.edu

8:00 a.m.
Etaleness, Normality and Intersections.
Mark S McCormick*, Michigan State University
(93013225)

8:30 a.m.
On the acyclicity of KustinUlrich complexes.
Alexandre B Tchernev*, Purdue University
(93013825)

9:00 a.m.
Further cases when weak Fregularity localizes.
Brian MacCrimmon*, University of Missouri
(930131059)

9:30 a.m.
Infinite free complexes with finite length homologies in characteristic $p(>0)$.
Sankar P. Dutta*, University of Illinois
(93013713)

10:00 a.m.
Formal Fibers at Height One Prime Ideals.
Susan Loepp*, Williams College
(9301388)

10:30 a.m.
On the existence of maximal CohenMacaulay modules over $p$th root extensions.
Daniel Katz*, University of Kansas
(93013865)

11:00 a.m.
Classification of 2dimensional Singularities via Tight Closure.
Janet Cowden Vassilev*, Virginia Commonwealth University/Purdue University
(930131190)

11:30 a.m.
Small CohenMacaulay modules over Segre products in characteristic p.
Douglas A Hanes*, University of Michigan
(93013866)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Computable Mathematics and Its Applications, II
Organizers:
Valentina Harizanov, George Washington University val@math.gwu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Degree spectra of relations on computable structures.
Richard A. Shore*, Cornell University
(93003318)

9:00 a.m.
On intrinsically 1recursive trees.
John Chisholm*, Western Illinois University
(93003882)

9:30 a.m.
Towards a Logic of Discovery.
J\=anis B\=arzdi\c{n}\u{s}, University of Latvia
Carl H Smith*, University of Maryland
Rusins Freivalds,
(930031208)

10:00 a.m.
Applications of Computable Mathematics in Logical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence.
Victor W. Marek*, University of Kentucky
Jeffrey B. Remmel, University of California
(93003862)

10:30 a.m.
Some results in resourcebounded measure theory.
Steven M. Kautz*, RandolphMacon Woman's College
(930031151)

11:00 a.m.
Recursion Theory and Fragments of Arithmetic.
Marcia J. Groszek*, Dartmouth College
(930031205)

11:30 a.m.
On Realizations of Scott Rank.
Gerald Sacks*, Harvard University
(930031189)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory, III
Organizers:
W. Stephen Wilson, Johns Hopkins University wsw@math.jhu.edu
Douglas C. Ravenel, University of Rochester drav@harpo.math.rochester.edu
JeanPierre G. Mayer, Johns Hopkins University

8:00 a.m.
My time as Mike Boardman's student and our work on infinite loop spaces.
Rainer M Vogt*, University of Osnabrueck
(93055235)

8:30 a.m.
Calculations in the $BP$cohomology of the classifying space of a finite group.
Kevin P. Lee*, University of Michigan
(93055901)

9:00 a.m.
The connective complex kcohomology ring of elementary abelian groups.
Robert R Bruner*, Wayne State University
(93055823)

9:30 a.m.
The Ktheory of pcompact homogeneous spaces.
Akimou Osse*, Universite de Neuchatel
Alain Jeanneret, Bern University
(93055819)

10:00 a.m.
A calculation of the Morava Ktheory of the BrownComenetz dual to $L_{K (n)}S^{0}$.
Michael J. Hopkins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hal Sadofsky*, University of Oregon
(93055675)

10:30 a.m.
Spectra of BPlinear relations, $v_n$series, and BPcohomology of EilenbergMac Lane spaces.
Hirotaka Tamanoi*, University of California
(93055495)

11:00 a.m.
The Adams spectral sequence proof of Minami's theorem on the Kervare invariant elements.
WenHsiung Lin, National Tsiung Hua University
Mark E. Mahowald*, Northwestern University
(93055357)

11:30 a.m.
Discussion

Thursday January 8, 1998, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Kleinian Groups and Hyperbolic Manifolds, II
Organizers:
James W. Anderson, University of Southampton jwa@maths.soton.ac.uk

8:00 a.m.
Semiconjugacies between Kleinian group actions on the Riemann sphere.
Erica G Klarreich*, University of Michigan
(93051670)

8:30 a.m.
The Conjugacy problem in the mapping class group of a surface.
Howard A Masur, University of Illinois at Chicago
Yair Minsky*, SUNY at Stony Brook
(93057511)

9:00 a.m.
Displacement estimates for hyperbolic manifolds.
Bryan D Mosher*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(93057600)

9:30 a.m.
Isoaxial Fuchsian groups.
Darren Long, U.C.S.B
Alan W. Reid*, U.T. Austin
(93020345)

10:00 a.m.
Injectivity Radius Bounds in Hyperbolic Convex Cores.
Carol E. Fan*, Oklahoma State University
(93057481)

10:30 a.m.
Subgroup Separability of Kleinian Groups.
Elizabeth S. Allman, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Emily Hamilton*, Emory University
(93057457)

11:00 a.m.
Hausdorff Dimension and Limits of Kleinian Groups.
Richard D Canary, University of Michigan
Edward C Taylor*, University of Kentucky
(93058121)

11:30 a.m.
A variational approach to the local uniqueness of minimal surfaces.
Nancy E. Cunningham*, Rice University
(93053425)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Quantum Gravity and LowDimensional Topology, III
Organizers:
John C. Baez, University of California Riverside baez@math.ucr.edu
Stephen F. Sawin, Fairfield University ssawin@fair1.fairfield.edu

8:00 a.m.
Grist for a 4D StateSum Mill: Examples of Monoidal Bicategories.
David N Yetter*, Kansas State University
(93018530)

8:30 a.m.
From Loop Quantum Gravity to a Sum over Surfaces.
Carlo Rovelli*, University of Pittsburgh
(93083386)

9:00 a.m.
Path Integrals Linking ChernSimons and WZW Partition Functions.
Dana S Fine*, University of Massachussetts, Dartmouth
(93081438)

9:30 a.m.
2Tangles as a Free Braided Monoidal 2Category with Duals.
Laurel T Langford*, University of Wisconsin at River Falls
John C Baez, University of California at Riverside
(93054317)

10:00 a.m.
Quantum Space and Causality.
Fotini G Markopoulou*, Penn State University
(930831155)

10:30 a.m.
Tautological Classes and Cohomological Field Theories in Genus One.
Alexandre Kabanov, Michigan State University
Takashi Kimura*, Boston University
(93014876)

11:00 a.m.
Lattice Gauge Field Theory and deformation quantization.
Doug Bullock, Boise State University
Charles Frohman, University of Iowa
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska*, Boise State University
(93057711)

11:30 a.m.
Einstein manifolds, spacetime foam, and the cosmological constant .
Steven J. Carlip*, University of California at Davis
(93083114)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Topology in Dynamical Systems, I
Organizers:
Kathleen T. Alligood, George Mason University alligood@gmuvax.gmu.edu
Judy Anita Kennedy, University of Delaware jkennedy@math.udel.edu

8:00 a.m.
Recurrent critical points and typical limit sets of rational maps.
John C. Mayer*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Lex G. Oversteegen, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(930581223)

8:30 a.m.
Annulus Diffeomorphisms with Minimal Pseudocircles.
Mark H. Turpin*, University of Hartford
(930581133)

9:00 a.m.
Cantor limit sets for circle diffeomorphisms.
Alec Norton*, University of Texas at Austin
(93058889)

9:30 a.m.
Cantor Bouquets and Brjuno Numbers.
Robert L. Devaney*, Boston University
Eileen Lee, Trinity College
(93058658)

10:00 a.m.
Rotation Vectors for Surface Diffeomorphisms.
John Franks*, Northwestern University
(93058661)

10:30 a.m.
The dynamics of surface homeomorphisms and of graph endomorphisms.
Andre S. de Carvalho*, University of California at Berkeley
(93058946)

11:00 a.m.
Entropy of homeomorphisms of continua.
Marcy Barge*, Montana State University
(930581130)

11:30 a.m.
Topological Horseshoes.
James A. Yorke*, Institute for Physical Sci \& Technology, University of Maryland
(930391044)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Value Distribution Theory and Its Related Topics, III
Organizers:
Ilpo Laine, University of Joensuu, Finland laine@joyl.joensuu.fi
Charles F. Osgood, National Security Agency msp@titan1.math.umbc.edu
C. C. Yang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology mayang@usthk.ust.hk

8:00 a.m.
Unbounded domains of normality.
J. M. Anderson, University College London
Aimo Hinkkanen*, University of Illinois
(93030625)

8:30 a.m.
Distribution of values of subfunctions of the Schr\"odinger operator.
Alexander Kheyfits*, Queensborough Community College/CUNY
(9303180)

9:00 a.m.
On zerofree solutions of higher order linear differential equations.
Jarkko Rieppo*, University of Joensuu, Finland
(93034631)

10:00 a.m.
Approximation Of Analytic Functions.
Charles F. Osgood*, NSA
(93030113)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#14: Part B
Knot theory and applications in sciences.
Organizers:
Stefanos P. Gialamas, The Illinois Institute of Art

Thursday January 8, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#6: Part B
Mathematical algorithms, models, and graphic representations using spreadsheets.
Organizers:
Robert S. Smith, Miami University
Deane E. Arganbright, University of Papua New Guinea
Erich Neuwirth, University of Vienna

Thursday January 8, 1998, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Ordinary Differential Equations

8:00 a.m.
Eigenvalues for positive solutions of a nonlinear functional differential equation.
Bonita A. Lawrence*, University of South CarolinaBeaufort
Clayton T. Brooks, Georgia Southwestern State University
(930341107)

8:15 a.m.
Positive Solutions and Nonlinear Conjugate Eigenvalue Problems for Functional Differential Euqations.
Johnny Henderson, Auburn University
William K.C. Yin*, LaGrange College
(930341076)

8:30 a.m.
Nonexistence of asymmetric solutions to the Berman problem with injection.
Chunqing Lu*, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
(93034824)

8:45 a.m.
A general model for linear differentiallike equations.
Luis VerdeStar*, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City
(93034460)

9:00 a.m.
Almost automorphic solutions of evolution equations.
Gaston N'Guerekata*, Morgan State University
(93034244)

9:15 a.m.
Some set theoretic maps in semidynamical systems.
Prem N. Bajaj*, Wichita State University
(93034504)

9:30 a.m.
The Uniform Bifurcation of Traveling Waves in the Singularly Perturbed FitzhughNagumo Equation.
Daryl C. Bell*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(930341134)

10:00 a.m.
Stability of Volterra diffusion equations with time delays.
Shair Ahmad, University of Texas at San Antonio
M. R.M. Rao*, University of Texas at San Antonio
(93034517)

10:15 a.m.
Variational Lyaponov method.
Srinivasa Gopalachar Leelamma*, SUNY Geneseo
(93034880)

10:30 a.m.
Solution of the matrix Riccati equation via linear Liapunov differential equation.
Mohsen Razzaghi*, Mississippi State University
(93093816)

10:45 a.m.
Differentiation with Respect to a Parameter.
Joseph Wiener*, University of TexasPan American
Miguel Paredes, University of TexasPan American
(93098368)

11:15 a.m.
A model of waste disposal in the ocean.
Manar M. AbuJoudeh*, Saint Paul's College
Mahmoud AbuJoudeh, Saint Paul's College
(93098521)

11:30 a.m.
Modeling the Rattle Motion of a Rattlesnake: A Project Involving Applied Analysis and Biology.
Philip E Gustafson*, Emporia State University
(93035691)

11:45 a.m.
New Developments on the Schiffer Problem and Isoparametric Hypersurfaces.
Vladimir E. Shklover*, University of Maryland, College Park
(9303573)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Complex Variables

8:00 a.m.
Harmonic Mappings on Convex Domains.
Michael D. Galloy*, University of Kentucky
(93030273)

8:15 a.m.
Examples of Harmonic Mappings on Punctured Domains .
John W Thompson*, University of Kentucky
(93030321)

8:30 a.m.
Subordination of plane harmonic functions.
Lisbeth E. Schaubroeck*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(93030534)

8:45 a.m.
The Operator $DC_{\phi}$ on the Hardy and Bergman Spaces.
Neil Portnoy*, University of New Hampshire
(93030522)

9:00 a.m.
Composition Operators on Dirichlettype Spaces.
Rita A Hibschweiler*, University of New Hampshire
(93030662)

9:15 a.m.
On Properties of the Zeros of the Ces$\grave{a}$ro Approximants to Outer Functions.
Roger W Barnard, Texas Tech University
Kent Pearce, Texas Tech University
William Wheeler*, Texas Tech University
(93030719)

9:30 a.m.
Convexity and ratios of successive zeros.
Faruk F. AbiKhuzam*, American University of Beirut
(930301225)

9:45 a.m.
Convexity Preservation Under the Hadamard Product of Functions $f\in K_N$ with Functions $\phi +\overline{\phi}$ where $\phi$ is an Analytic Strip Mapping.
Mary R. Goodloe*, University of Kentucky
(930301050)

10:00 a.m.
On the MuirRamanujan Approximations to the Arc Length of an Ellipse.
Roger W Barnard*, Texas Tech University
Kent Pearce, Texas Tech University
Lawrence Schovanec, Texas Tech University
(93030718)

10:15 a.m.
On Solutions of the Beltrami Equation.
Melkana A. Brakalova*, The Hotchkiss School
James A. Jenkins, Washington University
(93030749)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory, II

8:00 a.m.
On the occurrence of $F_n$ in the Zeckendorf decomposition of n$F_n$.
Evelyn L Hart*, Colgate University
Laura Sanchis, Colgate University
(93011872)

8:15 a.m.
Sums of four $k$th powers.
Joel M. Wisdom*, University of Michigan
(93011976)

8:30 a.m.
Almost all primes are very asymmetric.
William Lindgren*, Slippery Rock University
Carl Pomerance, University of Georgia
(930111014)

8:45 a.m.
An Extension of Schur's Theorem.
Lenny Jones, Shippensburg University
Michael D Seyfried*, Shippensburg University
(93011358)

9:00 a.m.
On the Second and Third Largest Prime Divisors of an Odd Perfect Number.
Douglas E Iannucci*, University of the Virgin Islands
(93011106)

9:15 a.m.
Symmetric Prime Factors of Fermat Numbers.
Peter Fletcher*, Virginia Tech
Ezra Brown, Virginia Tech
(93011436)

9:30 a.m.
Divisibility properties of numerators of sums of reciprocals .
Scott H Hochwald*, University of North Florida
(93011451)

9:45 a.m.
Density Theorems for Reciprocity Equivalences.
Thomas C Palfrey*, Xavier University of Louisiana
(93011422)

10:00 a.m.
2adic congruences of Norlund numbers.
Arnold Adelberg*, Grinnell College
(93011509)

10:15 a.m.
An Explicit Expression for Large Digit Sums in Base $b$ Expansions.
Curtis N. Cooper*, Central Missouri State University
Robert E. Kennedy, Central Missouri State University
(93011730)

10:30 a.m.
On the Density of the Fibonacci Number System Niven Numbers.
Robert E. Kennedy*, Central Missouri State University
Curtis N. Cooper, Central Missouri State University
(93011731)

10:45 a.m.
Variations on Euclid's Algorithm.
Geza Schay*, University of Massachusetts at Boston
(93011851)

11:00 a.m.
The Distribution of Generalized SumofDigits Functions in Residue Classes.
Abigail Hoit*, University of Illinois
(930111069)

11:15 a.m.
A new proof of the Lucastype formula for generalized binomial coefficients.
John M. Holte*, Gustavus Adolphus College
(93011878)

11:30 a.m.
Connected and weakly connected dominating sets for complete grid graphs.
Jerrold W. Grossman*, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 483094485
(93005499)

11:45 a.m.
Modelling affine planes on surfaces.
Arthur T. White*, Western Michigan University
(93005103)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 8:00 a.m.9:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Topological Algebra

8:00 a.m.
Product of convergence groups.
Jamuna P. Ambasht*, Benedict College, Columbia, SC 29204
(930541058)

8:15 a.m.
Prime ideals in rings of continuous functions.
Saleem Watson*, Calif. State Univ., Long Beach
Lothar Redlin, Penn. State Univ., Abington
Linda Byun, Calif. State Univ., Long Beach
(930541179)

8:30 a.m.
$a$adic topological groups and rings.
Edwin P Herman*, St. Thomas
(930221220)

8:45 a.m.
Solving Equations in The StoneCech Compactification of N.
Amir A Maleki Khan*, Howard University
(93022608)

9:00 a.m.
Right Subgroups of Compact Semigroups.
Shing S. So*, Central Missouri State University
Kathleen Roy, Central Missouri State University
(93022649)

9:15 a.m.
Divisors in a Strict Projective System.
YueChan Phoebe Ho*, Central Missouri State University
(93022887)

9:30 a.m.
Distal Compactifications of Group Extensions.
Hugo D. Junghenn*, George Washington University
Paul Milnes, University of Western Ontario
(93043278)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
MAA Session on Applied Calculus and Mathematics for Advanced Technical Careers, I
Organizers:
Janet P. Ray, Seattle Central Community College janray@seaccc.sccd.ctc.edu
Brian E. Smith, McGill University
Yajun Yang, State University of New York

8:00 a.m.
Changing the Paradigm  From Both Sides of The Lectern.
Robert L Kimball*, Wake Technical Community College
(930A1283)

8:15 a.m.
The Tarzan Swing: A Tool for Developing Math and Physics Skills.
Charles A. Gaston*, Penn State  York
Karl P. Trout, Penn State  York
Robert J. Stevens, Penn State
Dawn M. Zimmaro, Penn State
(930A1411)

8:30 a.m.
Functioning in the World of Business Mathematics.
Florence S. Gordon*, NSFLong Island Consortium for Interconnect Learning
(930A1941)

8:45 a.m.
What Should Students be Learning in Applied Calculus?
Patti Frazer Lock*, St. Lawrence University
(930A1610)

9:00 a.m.
Teaching a Conceptual Applied Calculus Course.
William G McCallum*, University of Arizona
(930A11077)

9:15 a.m.
NonLethal Military Applications of Calculus.
Howard L Penn*, United States Naval Academy
(930A1684)

9:30 a.m.
Enrolling in the Golden (Course) Section: Integration of Geometry Study within Design Curricula.
Dorothy M. French*, The Community College of Philadelphia
Miles Grosbard, The Community College of Philadelphia
(930A1489)

9:45 a.m.
Support for Mathematics by the NSF Advanced Technological Education Program.
Elizabeth J. Teles*, National Science Foundation
(930A1472)

10:00 a.m.
Is Vocational Math Real Math?
Susan L. Forman*, Bronx Community College
Lynn A. Steen, St. Olaf College
(930A1280)

10:30 a.m.
Mathematics in Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
E. Clare Friedman*, University of San Diego
(930A1252)

10:45 a.m.
Integrating Curricula for Mathematics and Telecommunications  A Team Approach.
Susan H. Randolph*, Jackson State Community College
Neal F. Jackson, Jackson State Community College
(930A1655)

11:00 a.m.
A Precalculus Initiative at an Urban Community College.
Joanne S. Darken*, Community College of Philadelphia
(930A1624)

11:15 a.m.
Using Technology to Simulate Work Settings where Students Collaborate in Teams to Allocate and maximize fiscal resources.
Robert Carson*, Hagerstown Junior College
(930A1285)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Poster Session
The National Science Foundation's Mathematics Across The Curriculum (MATC) projects.
Organizers:
Frank R. Giordano, COMAP
James H. Lightbourne, III, National Science Foundation
Elizabeth J. Teles, National Science Foundation

Thursday January 8, 1998, 8:30 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Applied Dynamics, Geometric Analysis, and Mechanics, II
Organizers:
Tudor Ratiu, University of California At Santa Cruz tatiu@cats.ucsc.edu

8:30 a.m.
Hamiltonian theory of the geometric nonlinear Schr\"odinger equation on Hermitian symmetric spaces.
ChuuLian Terng*, Northeastern Univeristy
Karen Uhlenbeck, The University of Texas at Austin
(93035870)

9:00 a.m.
Perturbation theory of integrable systems on the line. A case study  defocusing NLS.
Percy A. Deift*, New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Xin Zhou, Duke University
(93035916)

9:30 a.m.
Riemannian Manifolds with Systols Almost Twice the Diameters
Liang K Koh*,
(9305324)

10:00 a.m.
The multisymplectic geometry of field theory.
Steve Shkoller*, Center for Nonlinear Studies
(93051388)

10:30 a.m.
On the Transversal Geometry of Poisson Manifolds.
Roxana R Costinescu*, Western Oregon University
(93053942)

11:00 a.m.
An EnergyMomentum Method for the Stability of Nonholonomic Systems.
Dmitry V Zenkov*, The Ohio State University
Anthony M Bloch, University of Michigan
Jerrold E Marsden, California Institute of Technology
(93070932)

11:30 a.m.
The EulerPoincare Equations in Ideal Fluid Dynamics.
Darryl D Holm*, Los Alamos National Lab
Jerrold E Marsden, Caltech
Tudor S Ratiu, UC Santa Cruz
(93076964)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Computational Commutative Algebra, III
Organizers:
William W. Adams, University of Maryland, College Park
Philippe Loustaunau, George Mason University
Lyn Miller, Western Kentucky University lyn.miller@wku.edu

8:30 a.m.
Approximate polynomial system solving and generic Gr\"obner bases.
Narendra Karmarkar, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ
Lakshman Yagati*, Drexel University
(930131197)

9:00 a.m.
Generalized UResultants.
Chee Yap*, NYU
(930131198)

9:30 a.m.
Finding good codes using Groebner bases.
Jeanne Fitzgerald*, James Madison University
(93094163)

10:00 a.m.
Decoding of codes defined by a ring with an order function.
Michael E. O'Sullivan*, University of Puerto Rico
(9301368)

10:30 a.m.
Decoding Error Correcting Codes with Gr\"obner Bases.
Eric V. York*, National Security Agency
(93094173)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AWM Emmy Noether Lecture
Symplectic structuresa new approach to geometry.
Dusa McDuff*, SUNY at Stony Brook

Thursday January 8, 1998, 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Book Sales and Exhibits

Thursday January 8, 1998, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
Communicating visual mathematics: Illuminating mathematics via the Internet.
Thomas F. Banchoff*, Brown University

Thursday January 8, 1998, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
K12 mathematics education in the twentyfirst century.
Gail F. Burrill*, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
(93099209)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture II
Invariant theory, old and new.
GianCarlo Rota*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(9301142)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
AMS Invited Address
Why Characteristic p is Better.
Melvin Hochster*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(9301604)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, IV
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.uic.edu
Harvey B. Keynes, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu

2:15 p.m.
The Roles of Research Mathematicians in Developing K12 Mathematics Curricula.
Ralph L. Cohen*, Stanford University
(93097393)

2:45 p.m.
The Mathematics of K8 Textbook Adoption in California.
Bill Jacob*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(93096972)

3:15 p.m.
Standardsbased Reform, the Accountability System, and Equity: A Case Study from Texas.
Uri Treisman*, University of Texas at Austin
(930961224)

3:45 p.m.
Discussion

Thursday January 8, 1998, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on The Uses of History in the Teaching of Mathematics, II
Organizers:
Florence Fasanelli, Mathematical Association of America
V. Frederick Rickey, Bowling Green State University
Victor J. Katz, University of the District of Columbia

2:15 p.m.
Viewing History Up Close: A Trip to a Rare Book Room.
Mark P Sand*, Northwest Missouri State University
(93001801)

2:30 p.m.
Four old problems revisited.
Radoslav M. Dimitri\'c*, University of California at Berkeley
(93001478)

2:45 p.m.
Olivier and Abel on series convergence: An episode from early 19th century analysis.
Michael S Goar*, New Mexico State Univ.
(93001981)

3:00 p.m.
A historical approach to the teaching of introductory analysis.
Saul Stahl*, University of Kansas
(93001408)

3:20 p.m.
Historically Based Discovery Exercises.
Robert G Stein*, CSU San Bernardino
(93001830)

3:40 p.m.
Volumes of Solids of Revolution: A Historical Approach.
Elyn K Rykken*, Indiana University Northwest
Jody M Sorensen, Grand Valley State University
(93001786)

4:00 p.m.
Barrow's Geometrical Methods for Finding Tangents.
Andrew S. Leahy*, Knox College
Nahyan A. G. Fancy, Knox College
(93001663)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Applied Dynamics, Geometric Analysis, and Mechanics, III
Organizers:
Tudor Ratiu, University of California At Santa Cruz tatiu@cats.ucsc.edu

2:15 p.m.
The modular class of Poisson manifolds and Morita equivalence.
Viktor L. Ginzburg*, University of California at Santa Cruz
(930581184)

2:45 p.m.
Algorithms on Lie groups.
Debra K Lewis*, University of California at Santa Cruz
(930701183)

3:15 p.m.
Geodesic Flows and Integrability.
Anthony M Bloch*, University of Michigan
Roger W Brockett, Harvard University
Peter E Crouch, Arizona State University
(93070352)

3:45 p.m.
Multisymplectic and framesymplectic momentum mappings for field theories.
Jeffrey K. Lawson*, Wake Forest University
(9305864)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Computable Mathematics and Its Applications, III
Organizers:
Valentina Harizanov, George Washington University val@math.gwu.edu

2:15 p.m.
Isomorphisms between Boolean algebras.
Julia F. Knight*, University of Notre Dame
Michael Stob, University of Notre Dame and Calvin College
(930031188)

2:45 p.m.
Boolean algebras with recursive copies.
Julia F. Knight, University of Notre Dame
Michael Stob*, University of Notre Dame and Calvin College
(93003893)

3:15 p.m.
Gasarch's Maximum Problem.
James C. Owings, Jr.*, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
(93003827)

3:45 p.m.
$\Pi^0_1$ Classes in Mathematics.
Jeffrey B. Remmel*, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
(930031074)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory, IV
Organizers:
W. Stephen Wilson, Johns Hopkins University wsw@math.jhu.edu
Douglas C. Ravenel, University of Rochester drav@harpo.math.rochester.edu
JeanPierre G. Mayer, Johns Hopkins University

2:15 p.m.
A little remark concerning Hopkins' chromatic splitting conjecture.
Norihiko Minami*, The University of Alabama
(930551180)

2:45 p.m.
Simplical algebras through the looking glass of plocal homotopy theory.
James M Turner*, College of the Holy Cross
(9305540)

3:15 p.m.
Characterizations of spectra which satisfy the BrownGitler property.
Nicholas J. Kuhn*, University of Virginia
David J. Hunter, North Central College
(93055112)

3:45 p.m.
Sheared algebra maps and operation Hopf algebras for mod 2 homology and cohomology.
Frank Williams*, New Mexico State University
David J Pengelley, New Mexico State University
(9305548)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Kleinian Groups and Hyperbolic Manifolds, III
Organizers:
James W. Anderson, University of Southampton jwa@maths.soton.ac.uk

2:15 p.m.
Bending measured laminations for geometrically finite Kleinian groups.
Francis Bonahon*, University of Southern California
JeanPierre Otal, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
(93030274)

2:45 p.m.
Quasigeodesic Flows on Hyperbolic 3Manifolds Which Fiber Over the Circle .
Diane Hoffoss*, Colorado College
(9305770)

3:15 p.m.
Essential surfaces in hyperbolic 3manifolds.
D. Cooper, U.C. Santa Barbara
D. D. Long*, U.C. Santa Barbara
A. W. Reid, U.T. Austin
(93057118)

3:45 p.m.
Maps of the interval induced by linear fractional transformations mod one.
Andrew H. Haas*, University of Connecticut
(930301185)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Inverse Problems: Mathematical Theory, Selected Applications, III
Organizers:
Heinz W. Engl, Johannes Kepler University engl@indmath.unilinz.ac.at
Thomas I. Seidman, University of Maryland, Baltimore County seidman@math.umbc.edu

2:15 p.m.
Newton Methods in Inverse Obstacle Scattering
Rainer Kress*, Universit\"at G\"ottingen
(9304530)

3:15 p.m.
An Accurate Numerical Algorithm for Inverse Problems of Nonlinear Parabolic PDEs.
Xinglai Zhuang, Mississippi State University
Jianping Zhu*, Mississippi State University
(93065732)

3:45 p.m.
The Phase Problem in Inverse Scattering.
Paul E. Sacks*, Iowa State University
(93081129)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Progress in the Theory of Operator Algebras and Their Applications, III
Organizers:
Randall Lee Crist, Creighton University crist@creighton.edu
Roger Smith, Texas A\&M University rsmith@math.tamu.edu

2:15 p.m.
On some decomposition properties of factors.
Liming Ge*, MIT
(93046331)

2:45 p.m.
Compact Matrix Sets and Operator Approximation Properties.
Corran J Webster*, Texas A&M University
(93046737)

3:15 p.m.
Frames, Bases and Group Representations.
Deguang Han, Texas A&M University
David R. Larson*, Texas A&M University
(930471116)

3:45 p.m.
Separating Vectors, Cores, and Affiliated Operators.
Richard V Kadison*, University of Pennsylvania
(93046353)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Value Distribution Theory and Its Related Topics, IV
Organizers:
Ilpo Laine, University of Joensuu, Finland laine@joyl.joensuu.fi
Charles F. Osgood, National Security Agency msp@titan1.math.umbc.edu
C. C. Yang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology mayang@usthk.ust.hk

2:15 p.m.
Meromorphic functions with prescribed asymptotic behaviour and prescribed zeros and poles.
Andreas Sauer*, GerhardMercatorUniversity Duisburg
(93030793)

2:45 p.m.
Uniqueness theorems and hyperbolicity.
Bernard Shiffman*, Johns Hopkins University
(93032891)

3:15 p.m.
Value distribution for power series with gaps and slow growth .
Linda R Sons*, NIU
Zhuan J Ye, NIU
(93030191)

3:45 p.m.
Solutions of nonhomogeneous linear differential equations with exceptionally few zeros.
Gary G Gundersen, University of New Orleans
Enid M. Steinbart*, University of New Orleans
Shupei Wang, University of New Orleans
(9303449)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#10: Part B
Polynomial algebra.
Organizers:
David A. Cox, Amherst College
John B. Little, College of the Holy Cross
Donal B. O'Shea, Mount Holyoke College

Thursday January 8, 1998, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#15: Part A
Developing the ability in beginning college mathematics majors to write proofs.
Organizers:
Diane Resek, San Francisco State University
Daniel M. Fendel, San Francisco State University

Thursday January 8, 1998, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#16: Part B
The Fibonacci and Catalan numbers.
Organizers:
Ralph P. Grimaldi, RoseHulman Institute of Technology

Thursday January 8, 1998, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#9: Part A
Interactive multimedia modeling and differential equation solving.
Organizers:
Michael Moody, Harvey Mudd College
Robert L. Borrelli, Harvey Mudd College
Courtney S. Coleman, Harvey Mudd College
Beverly H. West