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2000 Joint Mathematics Meetings
Washington, DC, January 1922, 2000
Meeting #950
Associate secretaries:
Bernard Russo, AMS brusso@math.uci.edu
James J Tattersall, MAA tat@providence.edu
Wednesday January 19, 2000

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 7:30 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mathematical Sciences Employment Center
Open for receipt of all interview request forms (forms accepted between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.; none accepted on Thursday or Friday).

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, I
Organizers:
William H. Barker, Bowdoin College barker@bowdoin.edu
Jerry L. Bona, University of Texas at Austin bona@fireant.ma.utexas.edu
Naomi Fisher, University of Illinois at Chicago ndfisher@uic.edu
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California, Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu

8:00 a.m.
A Survey of the Function Literature: What Have we Learned?
Marilyn P. Carlson*, Arizona State University
(950981014)

8:30 a.m.
Undergraduate Mathematics Students' Understanding of the Role of Definitions and the Consequences of These Understandings on Students' Ability to Use Definitions in a Mathematically Acceptable Way.
Barbara S Edwards*, Oregon State University
(95098454)

9:00 a.m.
Effects on students learning topics in collegiate mathematics of pedagogy based on APOS Theory, using cooperative learning, students writing computer programs and inclass problem solving.
Ed Dubinsky*, Georgia State University
(95098597)

9:30 a.m.
Minorities are Invisible in Mathematics.
William Y Velez*, University of Arizona
(95098507)

10:00 a.m.
Attracting Undergraduate Minorities To Mathematics.
Etta Z. Falconer*, Spelman College
(950981091)

10:30 a.m.
Increasing the number of minority PhDs in Mathematics.
David Manderscheid*, University of Iowa
(95097102)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Aspects of Consensus Theory, I
Organizers:
Melvin F. Janowitz, University of Massachusetts, Amherst melj@math.umass.edu

8:00 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks, M.F. Janowitz

8:05 a.m.
Understanding Arrow's Theorem and voting paradoxes through symmetry.
Donald G Saari*, Northwestern University
(95091196)

8:45 a.m.
Optimal Voting Rules.
H. Peyton Young*, Johns Hopkins University
(95090662)

9:25 a.m.
Probabilistic Preferences, Random Utilities and Majority Rule Social Welfare.
Michel Regenwetter*, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
(95091696)

9:55 a.m.
Using the local majority rule to reach an agreement on the global majority.
Aleksandar Pekec*, Duke University
(95005676)

10:25 a.m.
A Comparison of Dodgson's Method and Kemeny's Rule.
Tommy Ratliff*, Wheaton College
(95090353)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Holomorphic Dynamics and Related Issues, I
Organizers:
Mikhail Lyubich, SUNY at Stony Brook mlyubich@math.sunysb.edu
Kevin Pilgrim, University of Missouri at Rolla pilgrim@umr.edu
Michael Yampolsky, Institut des Hautes \'Etudes yampol@ihes.fr

8:00 a.m.
Dynamics in two complex dimensions.
John Smillie*, Cornell University
Eric Bedford, Indiana University
(950371159)

8:50 a.m.
Growing trees, laminations and the dynamaics on the Julia set.
Alexander Blokh*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Genadi Levin, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
(950371101)

9:20 a.m.
Pruning, homoclinic orbits and the partial order on horseshoe braids.
Andre de Carvalho*, IMS  SUNY at Stony Brook
Toby Hall, University of Liverpool
(950581138)

9:50 a.m.
Dynamics of iterated exponential maps: dynamic rays and parameter space.
Dierk Schleicher*, SUNY Stony Brook & TU Muenchen
(95030451)

10:20 a.m.
The global topology of deformation spaces of hyperbolic 3manifolds.
James W Anderson, University of Southampton
Richard D Canary*, University of Michigan
Darryl McCullough, University of Oklahoma
(95057626)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Beautiful Graph Theory, I
Organizers:
Gary Chartrand, Western Michigan University chartrand@wmich.edu
Frank Harary, New Mexico State University fnh@crl.nmsu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Full Domination in Graphs.
Robert C Brigham, Univeristy of Central Florida
Gary Chartrand, Western Michigan University
Ronald D Dutton, University of Central Florida
Ping Zhang*, Western Michigan University
(95005709)

8:30 a.m.
On Minimal Ultimately Economical Supergraphs.
Curtis Clark*, Morehouse College
(950051169)

9:00 a.m.
Monotone Reachability in Arc Colored Tournaments.
K. B. Reid*, California State University San Marcos
(95005979)

9:30 a.m.
On the Planarity of Iterated Jump Graphs.
Gary Chartrand*, Western Michigan University
Heather Gavlas, Grand Valley State University
Hector Hevia, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, Vina del Mar, Chile
Donald W VanderJagt, Grand Valley State University
Ping Zhang, Western Michigan University
(95005715)

10:00 a.m.
Critical and Stable Graphs with Total Irredundance of Zero.
Teresa W Haynes, East Tennessee State University
Steve Hedetniemi, Clemson University
Michael Henning, University of Natal
Debra J Knisley*, East Tennessee State University
(95005978)

10:30 a.m.
Excellent Graphs.
Gerd H Fricke, Wright State University
Teresa W Haynes*, East Tennessee State University
Sandee S Hedetniemi, Clemson University
Stephen T Hedetniemi, Clemson University
Renu C Laskar, Clemson University
(95005857)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Invariants of Knots and 3Manifolds, I
Organizers:
Dubravko Ivansic, George Washington University divansic@gwu.edu
Mark E. Kidwell, U.S. Naval Academy mek@nadn.navy.mil
Jozef H. Przytycki, George Washington University przytyck@gwu.edu
Yongwu Rong, George Washington University rong@gwu.edu
Ted Stanford, U. S. Naval Academy stanford@nadn.navy.mil

8:00 a.m.
On a theorem of Wu.
Lorenzo Traldi*, Lafayette College
(95057267)

8:30 a.m.
$SL(2,C)$ Representations of Tunnel Number One Knots.
Hugh M Hilden, University of Hawaii
Debora M Tejada*, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Margarita M Toro, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
(95057242)

9:00 a.m.
On the Homplypt skein module of $S^1 \times S^2$.
Jianyuan Zhong*, Louisiana State University
Patrick M Gilmer, Louisiana State University
(95057574)

9:30 a.m.
Symmetry of quantum link invariants.
Thang T Le*, SUNY Buffalo
(950571280)

10:00 a.m.
A note on the mapping class group and positive Dehn twists.
Feng Luo*, Rutgers University
(95057797)

10:30 a.m.
On the relationship between the Apolynomial and the Jones polynomial.
Razvan Gelca*, University of Michigan
(95057272)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Quantum Computation and Information, I
Organizers:
Samuel J. Lomonaco, Jr., University of Maryland, Baltimore County lomonaco@umbc.edu
Howard E. Brandt, Army Research Labs hbrandt@lamp0.arl.army.mil

8:00 a.m.
The entanglementassisted capacity of a quantum channel.
Peter W Shor*, AT&T Labs  Research
(9509477)

8:35 a.m.
Manipulating pure state quantum entanglement.
Lucien Hardy*, Oxford University, UK
(9508174)

9:10 a.m.
On the structure of the entangled states.
Michael A Nielsen*, California Institute of Technology
(9508192)

9:45 a.m.
Improved twoparty and multiparty purification protocols.
John A Smolin*, IBM Research
Elitza N Maveva, California Institute of Technology
(950811105)

10:20 a.m.
Entangled chains.
William K Wootters*, Williams College
(950811054)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Singularities in Algebraic and Analytic Geometry, I
Organizers:
Ruth I. Michler, University of North Texas michler@unt.edu
Caroline Melles, U. S. Naval Academy cgg@nadn.navy.mil

8:00 a.m.
Complete Kahler Metrics for Singular Toroidal Varieties.
Caroline G Melles*, U. S. Naval Academy
Pierre Milman, University of Toronto
(95014716)

8:30 a.m.
Pure Hodge structure on the $L_2$cohomology of varieties with isolated singularities.
William Pardon*, Duke University
Mark Stern, Duke University
(950141151)

9:20 a.m.
Combinatorial Intersection Cohomology of Toric Varieties.
KarlHeinz Fieseler*, Uppsala University
(950141273)

10:00 a.m.
Equivariant intersection homology of toric varieties, Poincar\'e duality, and extensions of IH sheaves.
Tom C Braden*, Harvard University
(95014924)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Integral Equations and Applications, I
Organizers:
Constantin Corduneanu, University of Texas at Arlington cordun@utarlg.uta.edu
Mehran Mahdavi, Bowie State University mmahdavi@BowieState.edu

8:00 a.m.
Integrodifferential equations with nonautonomous operators.
James H Liu*, James Madison University
(95045234)

8:30 a.m.
On integral equation in inverse spectral problems.
Eduard R Tsekanovskii*, Niagara University
(9504540)

9:00 a.m.
Arbitrary Order Linear Ordinary Differeintegral Equations with Polynomial Coefficients.
Ismail Ali*, Kuwait University
(9503422)

9:30 a.m.
Stability preservation for functional differential equations with causal operators.
Constantin C. Corduneanu*, The University of Texas at Arlington
Yizeng Li, The Tarrant County College, Hurst, Texas
(95045511)

10:00 a.m.
Selfsimilar Asymptotics for Hyperbolic Integrodifferential Equations.
Hans P Engler*, Georgetown University
(95045818)

10:35 a.m.
Locally QuasiDissipative Evolution Equation and Application to Functional Differential Equations.
Kazufumi Ito*, North Carolina State University
(95039897)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Operator Algebras, I
Organizers:
May M. Nilsen, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and Texas A \& M University mnilsen@math.unl.edu
David R. Pitts, University of Nebraska, Lincoln dpitts@math.unl.edu

8:00 a.m.
Quantum Dixmier algebras.
Iwan Praton*, Franklin and Marshall College
(95017297)

8:30 a.m.
The Exactness and Novikov Conjectures for Discrete Groups.
Erik Guentner*, IUPUI
Jerome Kaminker, IUPUI
(95047936)

9:00 a.m.
Noncommutative $n$tuples and dilation theory.
David W Kribs*, University of Waterloo
(95047238)

9:30 a.m.
Approximation properties of group C*algebras, boundaries, and the Novikov Conjecture.
Erik Guentner, IUPUI
Jerome Kaminker*, IUPUI
(95046834)

10:00 a.m.
Applications of free entropy to von Neumann algebras.
Liming Ge*, Univ. of New Hampshire
Junhao Shen, Univ. of Penn.
(95046962)

10:30 a.m.
Wandering Vector Multipliers.
Deguang Han, McMaster University
David R Larson*, Texas A&M University
(95047973)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#12: Part A
Transforming anxiety into hatred: Rethinking this standard model of reaching liberal arts students and the general public.
Organizers:
Edward B. Burger, Williams College
Michael Starbird, University of Texas at Austin

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#1: Part A
Mathematical finance.
Organizers:
Walter R. Stromquist, Berwyn, PA
Daniel Loeb, Daniel H. Wagner Associates

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#7: Part A
Getting students involved in undergraduate research.
Organizers:
Joseph A. Gallian, University of MinnesotaDuluth
Aparna W. Higgins, University of Dayton
Stephen G. Hartke, Rutgers University

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 8:00 a.m.8:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Algebraic Geometry

8:00 a.m.
Characteristic Pairs Along the Resolution Sequence.
Kent M Neuerburg*, Southeastern Louisiana Univeristy
(95014115)

8:15 a.m.
On polarized surfaces of low degree whose adjoint bundles are not spanned.
Gian Mario Besana*, Eastern Michigan University
Sandra Di Rocco, Royal Institute of Technology
(95014477)

8:30 a.m.
A Construction of Codes from Higherdimensional Varieties.
Gary L Salazar*, Louisiana State University
(95014882)

8:45 a.m.
Open subschemes of $text{Hilb}^n_{\Bbb{A}^2_{k}}$ that are isomorphic to $\Bbb{A}^{2n}_{k}$.
Mark E Huibregtse*, Skidmore College
(950141150)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on The Use of History in the Teaching of Mathematics, I
Organizers:
V. Frederick Rickey, United States Military Academy FredRickey@usma.edu
Florence Fasanelli, CollegeUniversity Resource Institute ffasanelli@juno.com
Victor J. Katz, University of the District of Columbia vkatz@udc.edu

8:00 a.m.
using projects involving technology in a history of mathematics class.
Lee H Armstrong*, University of Central Florida
(950A1312)

8:20 a.m.
HPMHistory and Pedagogy of Mathematics: An Exploration of Scope and Barriers.
Alphonse Buccino*, University of Georgia Emeritus
(950A1555)

8:40 a.m.
Original Sources vs. Survey.
Linda Marie Saliga*, The University of Akron
(950A1865)

9:00 a.m.
Modern Mathematical Revolutions: A Historical Approach.
Robert W Case*, Northeastern University
(950A11161)

9:20 a.m.
Addressing TwoYear College Challenges Using Math History.
Joanne V Peeples*, El Paso Community College
(950A11070)

9:40 a.m.
Using Nearoriginal Sources in the Graduate Analysis Course for Teachers.
Phillip E Johnson*, UNC Charlotte
(950A1397)

10:00 a.m.
Getting to One: PreService Teachers meet Zeno.
Joan D Lukas*, University of Massachusetts Boston
Judy Clark, University of Massachusetts
(950A1763)

10:20 a.m.
Teaching calculus at three Argentinian universities during the period 19911999: A comparison.
Sandra Aida Visokolskis, University of Cordoba
Carla Fernanda Gomez*, Blas Pascal University
(950A1988)

10:40 a.m.
Historically Inspired Curriculum Development Projects as Part of an M.A.T. Program in Mathematics.
David Dennis*, Univ. of Texas at El Paso
(950A1953)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Integrating Mathematics and Other Disciplines, I
Organizers:
William G. McCallum, University of Arizona wmc@math.arizona.edu
Duff G. Campbell, United States Military Academy
Deborah Hughes Hallett, University of Arizona
David C. Lay, University of Maryland, College Park
Nicholas Losito, SUNY Farmingdale
Jim Rolf, United States Military Academy
Yajun Yang, SUNY Farmingdale

8:00 a.m.
Calculus That Matters in the Life Sciences.
Patti Frazer Lock*, St. Lawrence University
(950B1785)

8:15 a.m.
Spreadsheets and Mathematics for the Life Sciences.
Edward H Grossman*, City College of CUNY
Jane Gallagher, City College of CUNY
(950B1611)

8:30 a.m.
The Biology and Economics of Beekeeping: A Native American Summer Program.
Kate G McGivney*, University of Arizona
Joseph C Watkins, University of Arizona
(950B1986)

8:45 a.m.
Creating an Integrated Biology and Mathematics Course for High School Students.
Juan Estrada, Metropolitan State University
Michael D Green*, Metropolitan State University
(950B1633)

9:00 a.m.
BioCalc at Illinois.
Jerry Uhl*, Univ of Illinois at Urbana
Sandy Lazarowitz, Cornell University
(950B1460)

9:15 a.m.
Motivating Calculus Concepts with Physics Labs.
Mysore S Jagadish*, Department of Mathematics,Barry University
John F Goehl, Department of Physical Sciences,Barry University
(950B1547)

9:30 a.m.
Modeling the Flight of a Missile.
Gerald C Kobylski*, United States Military Academy
Randall E Donaldson, United States Military Academy
Bryndol Sones, United States Military Academy
(950B1761)

9:45 a.m.
Integration of Mathematics and Physics: Workshop and Interdisciplinary Course.
Yuen S Chinn*, SUNYFarmingdale
Irina L Neymotin, SUNYFarmingdale
(950B1745)

10:00 a.m.
The Golden Ratio in Physics  Revisited.
Tom Foley*, St. Joseph's University
(950B1895)

10:15 a.m.
Conversations with Electrical Engineers.
William G McCallum*, University of Arizona
(950B11026)

10:30 a.m.
Interdisciplinary Curriculum  Natural or Synthetic?
Gary W Krahn*, United States Military Academy
(950B11094)

10:45 a.m.
Curriculum Design: Seeking Guidance from the Partner Disciplines.
William Barker*, Bowdoin College
(950B1755)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
MAA Session on Innovative Uses of the World Wide Web in Teaching Mathematics, I
Organizers:
Brian E. Smith, McGill University smithb@management.mcgill.ca
Marcelle Bessman, Jacksonville University

8:00 a.m.
Numbers, News, and the Net.
John M. Harris, Appalachian State University
Gregory S. Rhoads*, Appalachian State University
(950C1598)

8:15 a.m.
MATtours: Inquirybased hypertext materials in discrete mathematics.
Larry Copes*, Augsburg College and Institute for Studies in Educational Mathematics
(950C11009)

8:30 a.m.
Using Javascript for an Active Discrete Math Class.
Douglas E. Ensley*, Shippensburg University
(950C1573)

8:45 a.m.
OnLine Quizzes for Students to Check their Readiness for College Algebra.
Bryce F Hanlon*, University of Arizona
(950C1604)

9:00 a.m.
Webbased Homework and Quizzes.
Jimmy Smith*, Appalachian State University
Jeff Hirst, Appalachian State University
Holly P. Hirst, Appalachian State University
(950C11072)

9:15 a.m.
Using WebBased Interactive Materials in a Studio Classroom.
David A Smith*, Duke University
Lawrence C Moore, Duke University
(950C1921)

9:30 a.m.
The Global Classroom.
Marcelle Bessman*, Jacksonville University
(950C11263)

9:45 a.m.
The Global Classroom, A Visitor's Perspective.
Marcelle Bessman, Jacksonville University
Douglas A Quinney*, University of Keele
(950C11262)

10:00 a.m.
Using the Web to Motivate and Apply Symbolic Logic.
Florence S Gordon*, New York Institute of Technology
(950C1473)

10:15 a.m.
Applets, Data Sets and Other Web Resources in a Business Statistics Class.
Brian E Smith*, McGill University
(950C1820)

10:30 a.m.
NetMath at Illinois.
Jerry Uhl, Univ of Illinos at UrbanaChampaign
Debra Woods*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(950C1954)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 8:00 a.m.10:35 a.m.
MAA Session on Environmental Mathematics in the Classroom
Organizers:
Ben Fusaro, Florida State University fusaro@math.fsu.edu
Patricia C. Kenschaft, Montclair State University

8:00 a.m.
HS Students Tackle Issues in Plant Growth.
Stephanie Fitchett*, Florida Atlantic University
(950P1708)

8:20 a.m.
Enviromental Mathematics in a Liberal Arts Class.
Holly P Hirst*, Appalachian State University
James R Smith, Appalachian State University
(950P11049)

8:40 a.m.
The Interpolation of Hydraulic Head Contours.
Kelly M Knapp*, Ursinus College
Linda C Thiel, Ursinus College
(950P1496)

9:00 a.m.
Water Purification.
Gerald C Kobylski*, United States Military Academy
(950P1760)

9:20 a.m.
Pollution in the Great Lakes  Discrete and Continuous Solutions.
Paul J Laumakis*, Rowan University
(950P1803)

9:40 a.m.
Environmental Awareness in the Calculus Classroom.
Patti Frazer Lock*, St. Lawrence University
(950P1789)

10:00 a.m.
Population Growth and Optimal Harvesting.
James T Sandefur*, Georgetown University
(950P1210)

10:20 a.m.
Mathematics, Economics and the Environment.
Martin E Walter*, University of Colorado
(950P1207)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 8:05 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Analysis, I
Organizers:
Paul C. Yang, University of Southern California yang@math.princeton.edu
Matthew J. Gursky, Indiana University gursky@indiana.edu

8:05 a.m.
How to use integrals to count lattice points in polytopes.
Matthias Beck*, Temple University
(95052384)

8:40 a.m.
H\"older Continuity of Polycrystals Whose Interfaces Flow by Curvature.
David G. Caraballo*, EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University
(95049738)

9:15 a.m.
Existence and compactness results of conformal metrics with constant scalar curvature and constant boundary mean curvature.
ZhengChao Han*, Rutgers University
Yanyan Li, Rutgers University
(950581045)

9:50 a.m.
Topology and Sobolev spaces.
Haim Brezis, Rutgers University and the University of Paris VI
Yanyan Li*, Rutgers University
(95035963)

10:25 a.m.
The geometry of the first nonzero Stekloff eigenvalue.
Jose F Escobar*, Cornell University
(950351160)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 8:15 a.m.10:10 a.m.
AMS General Session

8:15 a.m.
"Speedup" properties of major subsets and supersets of computably enumerable sets.
Lisa R Galminas*, Northwestern State University of LA
(950031204)

8:30 a.m.
M\"obius Inversion and Codes over Rings.
Marcus Greferath, Ohio University
Stefan E Schmidt*, M.I.T.
(950051010)

8:45 a.m.
Minimal matrices and Kronecker products.
Ernesto Vallejo*, National University of Mexico
(950051163)

9:00 a.m.
A new face ring for mixed simplicial and cubical complexes.
Margaret A. Readdy*, Stockholm University
(95005758)

9:15 a.m.
Efficient computing of minimumcost grid network flows and applications to the discrete MongeKantorovich mass transfer problem.
Eugene Belogay*, Purdue University
(950901258)

9:30 a.m.
Transitions of Ridges in Parameterized Families of Functions.
Robert S Keller*, Loras College
(950681130)

9:45 a.m.
Some integral equations from the theory of probability.
Ty Lee*, University of Maryland
(9504554)

10:00 a.m.
The Mindy Waterhouse method for selecting an supremum point.
C. S. Felicitas*, C.F.C.T.E., Inc.
(9506804)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Ergodic Theory and Topological Dynamics of $Z^d$ and $R^d$ Actions, I
Organizers:
E. Arthur Robinson, George Washington University robinson@gwu.edu
Ayse A. Sahin, North Dakota State University sahin@plains.nodak.edu

8:30 a.m.
Expansive subdynamics for algebraic $\mathbb{Z}^d$actions.
Douglas A Lind*, University of Washington
(95037365)

9:00 a.m.
An Example of a Flow with a Single Nonperiodic, Nonexpansive Direction.
Kathleen M Madden*, Drew University
(95058859)

9:30 a.m.
Rank one group actions with mixing simple $\Bbb Z$ subactions.
Blair F Madore*, SUNY Potsdam
(950371183)

10:00 a.m.
Examples of Rank One ${\Bbb Z}^{d}$ Actions.
Cesar E Silva*, Williams College
(950371038)

10:30 a.m.
Multiple mixing for rank one group actions.
Andres del Junco*, University of Toronto
Reem Yassawi, Trent University
(95028878)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 8:30 a.m.9:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Optimization

8:30 a.m.
A Circular Problem.
William T Mahavier*, Nicholls State University
(95049294)

8:45 a.m.
Direct Method for Variational Problems via Hybrid Functions.
Mohsen Razzaghi*, Mississippi State University
(95049402)

9:00 a.m.
A Sufficient Optimality Theorem for Protoconvex Programs.
Thurai Kugendran*, City University of New York
(95049741)

9:15 a.m.
Optimizing Optical Design Using Linear Complementarity.
Caroline N Haddad*, SUNY Geneseo
(95049770)

9:30 a.m.
A gradient method to solve a nonlinear optimization problem arising in Computational Anatomy.
M F Beg, Center for Imaging Science, Johns Hopkins University
M I Miller, Center for Imaging Science, Johns Hopkins University
J T Ratnanather*, Center for Imaging Science, Johns Hopkins University
L Younes, CMLA, ENSCachan, France
(950491212)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Eigenvalue Problems and Applications, I
Organizers:
Alfonso Castro, University of Texas at San Antonio castro@sphere.math.utsa.edu
Maya Chhetri, Mississippi State University mc1@Ra.MsState.Edu
Ratnasingham Shivaji, Mississippi State University shivaji@Ra.MsState.Edu

9:00 a.m.
Sturm Theorems via Picone's Identity.
Walter Allegretto*, University of Alberta,Edmonton,Canada
(95035551)

9:30 a.m.
Global bifurcations of semilinear Neumann boundary value problem.
Junping Shi*, Tulane University
(95035351)

10:00 a.m.
Recent Developments on Semipositone Systems.
Maya Chhetri*, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(950351082)

10:30 a.m.
Nonexistence of nonnegative solutions for classes of semilinear elliptic systems.
Ratnasingham Shivaji*, Georgia Southern University and Mississippi State University
Hai Dang, Mississippi State University
(95035319)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Global Analysis, Manifolds

9:00 a.m.
A nonfixed point theorem for Hamiltonian Lie group actions.
Christopher J Allday*, University of Hawaii
Volker Puppe, University of Konstanz
Volker Hauschild, Unical
(95057133)

9:15 a.m.
Nine and Ten Crossing Harmonic Knots.
Aaron K Trautwein*, Carthage College
(95057498)

9:30 a.m.
Group theoretic conditions under which closed aspherical manifolds are covered by Euclidean space.
Hanspeter Fischer*, Brigham Young University
David G Wright, Brigham Young University
(95057655)

9:45 a.m.
Adding 2cells to a 2complex with an eye to $\pi_2$.
Michael P Hitchman*, Lewis and Clark College
(95057917)

10:00 a.m.
Orbit Distribution of Symmetric Maps of the Interval under Multiple Valued Iteration.
Richard E Lampe*, Illinois Wesleyan University
(95058641)

10:15 a.m.
Fractal Dimensions for Group Generated Cellular Automata.
Michael J Bardzell*, Salisbury State University
Kathleen M Shannon, Salisbury State University
Steven M Hetzler, Salisbury State University
(95058401)

10:45 a.m.
The Vinvariant of a polynomial knot.
Alan H Durfee*, Mount Holyoke College
(95057149)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Finite Differences and Functional Equations

9:00 a.m.
Differentiability Results for a Dynamical System with Multipoint Boundary Values.
Bonita A Lawrence*, University of South CarolinaBeaufort
(950371046)

9:15 a.m.
Systems of difference equations with asymptotically constant solutions.
William F Trench*, Trinity University (Emeritus)
(9503971)

9:30 a.m.
Existence and Behavior of Solutions of a Rational System Part II.
Edward A Grove, University of Rhode Island
Gerasimos Ladas, University of Rhode Island
Lynn C McGrath*, University of Rhode Island
Christopher T Teixeira, University of Rhode Island
(95039136)

9:45 a.m.
On the Functional Equation $M(fg)=M(f)M(g)L(f)L(g)$ on $H(G)$.
P L Kannappan, University of Waterloo
N R Nandakumar*, Delaware State University
(95039175)

10:00 a.m.
Asymptotic behavior of solutions of systems of linear difference equations with oscillatory decreasing coefficients.
Alexei V Bourd*, QUALCOMM, Inc.
(95039461)

10:15 a.m.
Identifiability of the YakovlevPolig model of carcinogenesis and functional equations.
Leonid G. Hanin*, Idaho State University
(95039727)

10:30 a.m.
A RungeKutta Discretization of a Differential Delay Equation.
Anatoli F Ivanov*, Pennsylvania State University
(950391170)

10:45 a.m.
A Proof of Thwaites's Difference Process Conjecture.
Marc A. Chamberland*, Grinnell College
(9503948)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Committee on the Participation of Women Panel Discussion
Building mathematical leadership among women.
Panelists:
Joan R. Leitzel, University of New Hampshire
Organizers:
Carolyn Connell, Westminster College
Panelists:
Margaret H. Wright, Bell Labs
Sadie C. Bragg, Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY)
Marcia P. Sward, MAA
Moderators:
Carole B. Lacampagne, U.S. Department of Education

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Tenure and posttenure review policies.
Organizers:
John D. Fulton, Virginia Polytech Institute & State University
James W. Daniel, University of Texas at Austin
Bernard L. Madison, University of Arkansas
Presenters:
Susan C. Geller, Texas A\&M University
Robert F. Olin, Virginia Polytechnich Institute and State University
Jimmy L. Solomon, Georgia Southern University

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
The proof of the Kepler conjecture.
Thomas C. Hales*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(9505205)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Invited Address
Spacetime in string theory.
Brian Greene*, Columbia University

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 12:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sale

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lecture: Lecture I
Riemann surfaces in dynamics, topology, and arithmetic, Part I.
Curtis T. McMullen*, Harvard University
(9503016)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Combinatorics at the crossroads: Progress, problems and prospects.
Ronald L. Graham*, University of California at San Diego and A T \& T Labs
(950A010)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 2:15 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, II
Organizers:
William H. Barker, Bowdoin College barker@bowdoin.edu
Jerry L. Bona, University of Texas at Austin bona@fireant.ma.utexas.edu
Naomi Fisher, University of Illinois at Chicago ndfisher@uic.edu
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California, Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu

2:15 p.m.
Mathematics departments, new faculty, and Project NExT.
T. Christine Stevens*, Saint Louis University
Joseph A Gallian, Univ. of MinnesotaDuluth
Aparna W Higgins, University of Dayton
(95098940)

2:45 p.m.
From One Community to the NExT.
Michele Intermont*, Kalamazoo College
(95098982)

3:15 p.m.
New Experiences with Tenure.
Douglas E. Ensley*, Shippensburg University
(95098437)

3:45 p.m.
Project NExT  A Chair's View.
Jim Lewis*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(950981272)

4:15 p.m.
Break

4:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion on Mathematicians, the NCTM, and the Standards 2000 Project.
Kenneth C Millett*, University of California, Santa Barbara
Alfred Manaster*, University of California, San Diego
James Sandefur*, Georgetown University
John Thorpe*, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Philip Wagreich, University of Illinois at Chicago
(950971246)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Effective Methods and Commutative Algebra, I
Organizers:
Anna Guerrieri, Universita Degli Studi dell'Aquila guerran@univaq.it
Irene Swanson, New Mexico State University iswanson@nmsu.edu

2:15 p.m.
Residually $S_2$ideals and applications.
Alberto Corso*, Michigan State University
(95013413)

2:45 p.m.
Strongly CohenMacaulay ideals of small second analytic deviation.
Claudia Polini*, Hope College
(95013414)

3:15 p.m.
Frational rings and the integral closures of ideals.
Ian M Aberbach*, University of Missouri
Craig Huneke, University of Kansas
(95013880)

3:45 p.m.
First Coefficient Ideals and the $S_2$ification of a Rees Algebra.
Catalin Ciuperca*, University of Kansas
(95013856)

4:15 p.m.
Normal Ideals of Graded Rings.
Sara Faridi*, University of Michigan
(95013638)

4:45 p.m.
Ascent of finite CohenMacaulay type.
Graham J Leuschke*, University of Nebraska
Roger A Wiegand, University of Nebraska
(95013787)

5:15 p.m.
The BuchsbaumRim polynomial and the Rees algebra of a parameter modules.
JungChen Liu*, National Taiwan Normal Univerisity
(95013566)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 2:15 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Holomorphic Dynamics and Related Issues, II
Organizers:
Mikhail Lyubich, SUNY at Stony Brook mlyubich@math.sunysb.edu
Kevin Pilgrim, University of Missouri at Rolla pilgrim@umr.edu
Michael Yampolsky, Institut des Hautes \'Etudes yampol@ihes.fr

2:15 p.m.
Meromorphic functions and singular surfaces.
Alexandre Eremenko*, Purdue University
Mario Bonk, Tech. Univ. Berlin
(950301031)

3:10 p.m.
On pointwise dimension of nonhyperbolic measures.
Victoria Sadovskaya*, The Pennsylvania State University
Boris Kalinin, The Pennsylvania State University
(95000852)

3:40 p.m.
Quadratic Rational Maps with a Parabolic Fixed Point.
Adam L Epstein*, Cornell University
(95037736)

4:10 p.m.
On the structure of conjugacy classes of unimodal maps.
Artur A de Melo*, IMPA
(950371008)

4:40 p.m.
Stability in Complex Dynamics: Domains of Holomorphy.
Laura G DeMarco*, Harvard University
(95030985)

5:10 p.m.
Dynamics in Two Complex Variables.
Eric Bedford*, Indiana University
John Smillie, Cornell University
(950321166)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 2:15 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Invariants of Knots and 3Manifolds, II
Organizers:
Dubravko Ivansic, George Washington University divansic@gwu.edu
Mark E. Kidwell, U.S. Naval Academy mek@nadn.navy.mil
Jozef H. Przytycki, George Washington University przytyck@gwu.edu
Yongwu Rong, George Washington University rong@gwu.edu
Ted Stanford, U. S. Naval Academy stanford@nadn.navy.mil

2:15 p.m.
Statesum Invariants of Knotted Curves and Surfaces from Quandle Cohomology.
Daniel D Jelsovsky*, University of South Florida
J S Carter, University of South Alabama
Seiichi Kamada, Osaka City University
Laurel Langford, University of WisconsinRiver Falls
Masahico Saito, University of South Florida
(95057111)

2:45 p.m.
The noncommutative deRham homology of the Kauffman bracket skein module.
Charles D Frohman*, The University of Iowa
(950571060)

3:15 p.m.
A subcategory of a cobordism category.
Patrick M. Gilmer*, Louisiana State University
(95057734)

3:45 p.m.
Cyclic Group Actions on Manifolds.
Adam S Sikora*, Univ. of Maryland at College Park
(950571200)

4:15 p.m.
A quantum obstruction to embedding.
Charles Frohman, University of Iowa
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska*, Boise State University
(950571223)

4:45 p.m.
Minimal crossing number of alternating knots in S x I.
Colin C Adams*, Williams College
Thomas Fleming, Williams College
Michael Levin, Harvard University
Ari Turner, Princeton University
(95057499)

5:15 p.m.
Relating Hopfalgebraic invariants of 3manifolds.
Fernando J. O. de Souza*, Los Alamos Nat. Lab./ U. I. C.
Louis H. Kauffman, U. I. C.
David E. Radford, U. I. C.
(95057937)

5:40 p.m.
Nonsemsimple TQFT's in dim=1+1+1.
Thomas Kerler*, The Ohio State University
(950571254)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Quantum Computation and Information, II
Organizers:
Samuel J. Lomonaco, Jr., University of Maryland, Baltimore County lomonaco@umbc.edu
Howard E. Brandt, Army Research Labs hbrandt@lamp0.arl.army.mil

2:15 p.m.
Physically inspired ways of thinking about information.
Charles H Bennett*, IBM Research, Yorktown
(950811181)

2:50 p.m.
On Unknown Quantum States.
Christopher A Fuchs*, California Institute of Technology
(9501533)

3:25 p.m.
Quantum Information and Communication.
Umesh V Vazirani*, U.C. Berkeley
(95081286)

4:00 p.m.
How to Share a Quantum Secret.
Richard Cleve, University of Calgary
Daniel Gottesman*, Microsoft Research
HoiKwong Lo, HP Labs Bristol
(9508170)

4:35 p.m.
Inconclusive rate with a positive operator valued measure.
Howard E Brandt*, Army Research Lab & Isaac Newton Institute of Mathematical Sciences
(9509444)

5:10 p.m.
Quantum games and quantum algorithms.
David A Meyer*, University of California/San Diego
(95081740)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 2:15 p.m.5:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Eigenvalue Problems and Applications, II
Organizers:
Alfonso Castro, University of Texas at San Antonio castro@sphere.math.utsa.edu
Maya Chhetri, Mississippi State University mc1@Ra.MsState.Edu
Ratnasingham Shivaji, Mississippi State University shivaji@Ra.MsState.Edu

2:15 p.m.
TypeII Superconductivity and Nonlinear Eigenvalue Problems.
M. S. Berger*, University of Massachusetts
(95081128)

2:45 p.m.
A nonlinear eigenvalue problem arising in Astrophysics.
Alfonso Castro*, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Victor Padron, Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela
(95035201)

3:15 p.m.
Newton Flows and Invariant Manifolds for Semilinear Elliptic Dirichlet Problems.
John M Neuberger*, Northern Arizona University
(95035823)

3:45 p.m.
A nonradial signchanging solution for a semilinear elliptic problem.
Jorge Cossio*, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Carlos Mejia, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Alfonso Castro, The University of Texas at San Antonio
(95035198)

4:15 p.m.
A General Minimax Type Result Proved by FanKKM Theorem and Its Applications to Approximation Theory, Fixed Point Theory and Nonlinear Eigenvalue Problems.
Jinlu Li*, Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, Ohio
(950491073)

4:45 p.m.
A Generalization of the Courant Nodal Domain Theorem.
Stephen B Robinson*, Wake Forest University
(950351255)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 2:15 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Singularities in Algebraic and Analytic Geometry, II
Organizers:
Ruth I. Michler, University of North Texas michler@unt.edu
Caroline Melles, U. S. Naval Academy cgg@nadn.navy.mil

2:15 p.m.
On characteristic classes of singular varieties.
JeanPaul Brasselet*, CNRS  France
(950141251)

3:00 p.m.
Equisingularity applications of the theory of integral closure of modules and ideals.
Terence J Gaffney*, Northeastern University
(95014811)

3:45 p.m.
Combinatorics of rational singularities.
Dung Trang Le*, Provence university at Marseille
(95014805)

4:30 p.m.
A Little Microlocal Morse Theory.
David B Massey*, Northeastern University
(95032637)

5:15 p.m.
Singularities and linear orbits of plane curves.
Paolo Aluffi*, Florida State University
Carel Faber, KTH, Stockholm and OSU, Stillwater
(95014717)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Integral Equations and Applications, II
Organizers:
Constantin Corduneanu, University of Texas at Arlington cordun@utarlg.uta.edu
Mehran Mahdavi, Bowie State University mmahdavi@BowieState.edu

2:15 p.m.
New problems in optimal control of Volterra equations.
S. A Belbas*, Univ. of Alabama
(95045154)

2:45 p.m.
Stability theory for impulsive integrodifferential equations.
Xinzhi Liu*, University of Waterloo
(95039124)

3:15 p.m.
The Modified Iterative Method for Relaxation Schemes of Solving Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems.
Abdul J. Jerri*, Clarkson University
Russell L. Herman, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
(950451208)

3:45 p.m.
Symmetric Rapidly Oscillating Periodic Solutions.
Anatoli F Ivanov*, Pennsylvania State University
(950341162)

4:15 p.m.
Quenching and Explosion in Diffusion Problems with Local and Nonlocal Features.
Catherine A Roberts*, Northern Arizona University
W. E. Olmstead, Northwestern University
(95045106)

4:45 p.m.
Projection Methods for the Hopf Operator.
Mario Ahues, Universite de Saint Etienne, France
Alain Largillier*, Universite de Saint Etienne, France
(95045159)

5:35 p.m.
Stochastic Integral Equations and Random Oscillations of Mechanical Systems.
Boris P Belinskiy, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Peter Caithamer*, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
(9506038)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 2:15 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Operator Algebras, II
Organizers:
May M. Nilsen, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and Texas A \& M University mnilsen@math.unl.edu
David R. Pitts, University of Nebraska, Lincoln dpitts@math.unl.edu

2:15 p.m.
The joint similarity problem for weighted Bergman shifts.
Sarah H Ferguson*, Wayne State University
Srdjan Petrovic, Western Michigan University
(95047264)

2:45 p.m.
Flow equivalence and graph groupoid isomorphism.
Doug Drinen*, Dartmouth College
(95046232)

3:15 p.m.
Order Preserving Limits of Finite Dimensional Nest Algebras.
Alan Hopenwasser*, University of Alabama
Stephen C Power, Lancaster University
(95047205)

3:45 p.m.
Problems concerning algebraic $K$theory of operator algebras.
Jonathan M Rosenberg*, University of Maryland
(95019330)

4:15 p.m.
Break

4:30 p.m.
Irreducible Representations of Limit Algebras.
Elias Katsoulis*, East Carolina University
(95047112)

5:00 p.m.
Some applications of norming $C^*$algebras.
Florin Pop, A.A.S.T.
Allan M Sinclair, Univ. of Edinburgh
Roger R Smith*, Texas A&M Univ.
(95046956)

5:30 p.m.
$C^*$algebras over a $CW$complex with fibres a noncommutative torus.
ChunGil Park*, Chungnam National University
(950461102)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#13: Part A
Teaching contemporary statistics with active learning.
Organizers:
Beth L. Chance, California Polytechnic State University
Robin H. Lock, St. Lawrence University
Mary R. Parker, Austin Community College
Allan J. Rossman, Dickinson College

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#2: Part A
Projects in precalculus, calculus, and differential equations using biology and chemistry applications.
Organizers:
Meghan A. Burke, Kennesaw State University
Sean F. Ellermeyer, Kennesaw State University

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 2:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Group Theory

2:15 p.m.
On the upper near Frattini subgroups of free products of groups with or without amalgamations.
Mohammad K Azarian*, University of Evansville
(95020176)

2:30 p.m.
Extendible Elements of the Alternating Groups.
Owen J Brison, University of Lisbon
Wasin So*, Sam Houston State University
(95020182)

2:45 p.m.
The Double Coset Problem in Algebraic Groups.
William Ethan Duckworth*, University of Oregon
(95020283)

3:00 p.m.
Commuting Automorphisms of Groups.
Gary L Walls*, University of Southern Mississippi
(95020336)

3:15 p.m.
On the Mod$p$ Cohomology of the Symplectic Group Sp$(4,p)$.
Jennifer J Ziebarth*, University of Wisconsin, Madison
(95020586)

3:30 p.m.
Using recurrence relations to count certain elements in symmetric groups.
Stephen P. Glasby*, The University of the South Pacific
(95020690)

3:45 p.m.
Covering of abelian groups by its proper subgroups.
Kandasamy Muthuvel*, UW Oshkosh
(95020735)

4:00 p.m.
Some analogues of a group problem of P. Erdos and B.H. Neumann.
LuiseCharlotte Kappe*, SUNYBinghamton
John C Lennox, UWC of Cardiff
James Wiegold, UWC Cardiff
(95020839)

4:15 p.m.
Perfect Order Subsets in Finite Abelian Groups.
Carrie E Finch*, Shippensburg University
Lenny K Jones, Shippensburg University
(95020795)

4:30 p.m.
Permutable Subgroups of a Direct Product of Finite Groups.
Joseph Evan*, SUNY Binghamton
(95020867)

5:00 p.m.
Finiteness Properties of Diagram Groups.
Daniel S Farley*, SUNYBinghamton
(950201179)

5:15 p.m.
Elementary symmetric functions of Murphy operators, and the centre of an IwahoriHecke algebra of type $A$.
Andrew R Francis*, University of Virginia
(950201215)

5:30 p.m.
The Orbit Method for Finite Groups.
Aleksandrs Mihailovs*, Shepherd College
(950201244)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Fourier Analysis and Approximation

2:15 p.m.
On the Numerical Aspects in Using Positive Hybrid Sampling Series.
Xiaoping Shen*, Eastern Connecticut State University
(95042168)

2:30 p.m.
On the Computation of Nonharmonic Fourier Series by Interpolation.
William H Heller*, University of TexasPan American
(95042471)

2:45 p.m.
On the Construction of Positive Scaling Vectors.
David K Ruch*, Metropolitan State COllege of Denver
Patrick J Van Fleet, University of St. Thomas
(95042609)

3:00 p.m.
Good$\lambda$ Inequalities for Wavelets.
Sarah V. Cook*, Washburn University
(95042640)

3:15 p.m.
Using the Axiom of Choice to find large sets of uniqueness.
J. Marshall Ash*, DePaul University
(95042885)

3:30 p.m.
Local Smoothing Results for a Family of Averaging Operators  Preliminary Report.
David T Kung*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(950421165)

3:45 p.m.
When Fourier phase or magnitude characterizes nonuniformly spaced discretetime functions.
Andrew J Siefker*, Murray State University
(950421176)

4:15 p.m.
Remeztype Inequalities in Weighted Spaces.
Michael Ganzburg*, Hampton University
(9504155)

4:30 p.m.
A Sharp Inequality of Markovtype for Polynomials Associated with Laguerre Weight.
Holly Carley*, University of Central Florida
Xin Li, University of Central Florida
Ram N Mohapatra, University of Central Florida
(9504163)

4:45 p.m.
On cubic lacunary fourier series.
Joseph L. Gerver*, Rutgers University  Camden
(95041145)

5:00 p.m.
Greedily choosing terms from the harmonic series.
Valerio De Angelis*, Xavier University of Louisiana
(95041372)

5:15 p.m.
Determining the stability of a multidimensional (M,c)refinable function.
Julie A Belock*, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
(95041743)

5:30 p.m.
QuasiInvariant Signatures and Wavelets.
EmilAdrian I Cornea*, Northern Illinois University
(95041977)

5:45 p.m.
A central limit theorem for complexvalued probabilities.
Natalia A Humphreys*, Purdue University
Bogdan M Baishanski, The Ohio State University
(95041997)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Rings and Algebras

2:15 p.m.
Multivariable Hilbert Polynomials.
Alexander Levin*, The Catholic University of America
(9501327)

2:30 p.m.
Ufactorizations in Commutative Rings with Zero Divisors.
Michael C Axtell*, University of Iowa
(95013199)

2:45 p.m.
On Reductions of a Certain Class of Ideals.
Sherwood Washburn*, Seton Hall University
(95013788)

3:00 p.m.
Normal Subgroups of GL(2,A).
Christopher A Terry*, Augusta State University
(95013828)

3:15 p.m.
Suslin's Stability Theorem and Multidimensional Signal Processing.
Cynthia J Woodburn*, Pittsburg State University
(95013862)

3:30 p.m.
An analysis of the maximal growth of Hilbert functions.
Kimberly J. Presser*, University of South Carolina
(95013914)

3:45 p.m.
NDimensional Chaotic Attractors with Crystallographic Symmetry.
Jeffrey P Dumont, Lafayette College
Flynn J Heiss*, SUNY Geneseo
Kevin C Jones, University of Ilinois at Chicago
Clifford A Reiter, Lafayette College
Lisa M Vislocky, Lafayette College
(95006349)

4:00 p.m.
Join Congruence Relations and Closure Relations.
Laura H Montague*, Dartmouth College
(95006482)

4:15 p.m.
Probability Weights on Orthoalgebras.
Nathan R Ritter*, University of Massachusetts  Amherst
(95006650)

4:30 p.m.
The Convex Partitions of a Partially Ordered Set.
Scott R. Sykes*, University of West Georgia
(95006790)

4:45 p.m.
On Extensions of Nilpotent Lie Algebras.
Bill Yankosky*, Chowan College
(95017907)

5:00 p.m.
Semisimple Differential Graded Algebras.
Stephen T Aldrich*, University of Kentucky
Juan Ramon Garcia Rozas, University of Almeria
(95018138)

5:15 p.m.
Dimensions of the cohomology of the OrlikSolomon algebras.
Kelly J Pearson*, University of Oregon
(95018363)

5:30 p.m.
Homotopy Theory of Modules.
Changchao Joanna Su*, State University of New York at Binghamton
(95018577)

5:45 p.m.
Ideals and Homology in Additive Categories.
Lucian M Ionescu*, Kansas State University
(95018677)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 2:15 p.m.6:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematical Modeling in Biology Via Differential Equations
Organizers:
Sunil Tiwari, Sonoma State University
Sanjay Rai, Jacksonville University
Robert Robertson, Huntingdon College

2:15 p.m.
Constraints in the Use of Free Amino Acids (FAA) in the Osmoregluation of Tigriopus californicus.
Dale R Lockwood, University of California, Davis
Eric S Marland*, University of California, Davis

2:50 p.m.
A model for an SI disease in an an agestructured population.
Fred Brauer*, University of British Columbia

3:25 p.m.
Qualitative and numerical properties of a nonlinear system of delaydifferential equations in population modeling.
Dennis W. Brewer*, University of Arkansas

4:00 p.m.
Absolute stability, conditional stability and bifurcation in Kolmogorovtype predatorprey systems with discrete delays.
Shigui Ruan*, Dalhousie University

4:35 p.m.
Global Behaviour in Competitive LotkaVolterra Systems.
Mary Lou Zeeman*, University of Texas at San Antonio
Christopher Zeeman, Oxford, UK.

5:10 p.m.
Stability and persistence of a SIR epidemic model with time delay.
Wanbiao Ma*, Osaka Prefecture University

5:45 p.m.
Synchronization of biological oscillators.
Sunil K. Tiwari*, Sonoma State University

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 2:15 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Session on Interdisciplinary Applications for College Algebra, I
Organizers:
Donald B. Small, United States Military Academy donsmall@usma.edu
Della D. Bell, Texas Southern University
Ahmad Kamalvand, HoustonTillotson College

2:15 p.m.
Short writing exercise in a precalculus course: What, how and why?
JaneJane Lo*, Cornell University
(950E1347)

2:35 p.m.
All things considered.
Kalpana A Godbole*, Michigan Technological University
(950E11141)

2:55 p.m.
From Zero to Hero: The Transformation of a Remedial Intermediate Algebra Course into a College Algebra Course at an Urban Community College.
Fred Peskoff*, Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY
(950E1465)

3:15 p.m.
CBL Experiments for Entry Level Courses.
Joanne L Eary*, Oklahoma State University
(950E1500)

3:35 p.m.
A Modeling Alternative to College Algebra at Oklahoma State University.
Eileen E Durand*, Oklahoma State University
(950E1236)

3:55 p.m.
College Algebra for the Biological Sciences (CABS) at Oklahoma State University.
Rick W Pongratz*, Oklahoma State University
(950E1247)

4:15 p.m.
Applications in college algebra: Effective learning strategies.
Elaine Hubbard*, Kennesaw State University
(950E1362)

4:35 p.m.
College Algebra with Applications to the Management, Life, and Social Sciences.
Ronald J Harshbarger*, Univ of South Carolina Beaufort
(950E1702)

4:55 p.m.
Datadriven Mathematics and the Concept of Function.
Robert R Mann*, Southeast Community College
(950E1315)

5:15 p.m.
How to Pop the Perfect Popcorn.
George W Moss*, University of Virginia's College at Wise
(950E1396)

5:35 p.m.
Experience Curves as an Application of the Power Function in the College Algebra Course.
Scott R Herriott*, Maharishi University of Management
(950E1356)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 2:15 p.m.5:45 p.m.
MAA Session on Interdisciplinary Collaborations to Improve Service Courses in Mathematics and Statistics
Organizers:
Linda H. Boyd, Georgia Perimeter College lboyd@gpc.peachnet.edu
Thomas L. Moore, Grinnell College

2:15 p.m.
Introduction.

2:20 p.m.
A Mathematics and Engineering Marriage of Numerical Methods.
Carolyn B Morgan*, Hampton University
Morris H Morgan, Hampton University
(950F1987)

2:45 p.m.
A Developmental Approach to Teaching Calculus using Writing and Presentations.
Charles S Allen, Drury University
Carol E Collins*, Drury University
(950F11177)

3:10 p.m.
A TeamTaught Course in Math and Physics.
Jon L Shupenus*, US Military Academy
Joseph Myers, US Military Academy
Chris Lehner, US Military Academy
Robert Fuller, US Military Academy
Duff Campbell, US Military Academy
Thomas Lainis, US Military Academy
Jeff Strickland, US Military Academy
(950F1879)

3:35 p.m.
Archaeometrics: Statistics in the Humanities.
Jim Bentley*, Winthrop University
Donald L. Bentley, Pomona College
Adolfo Rumbos, Pomona College
(950F1945)

4:00 p.m.
Computer Mathematics Course Development and Collaboration.
Elizabeth Chu*, Suffolk County Community College
Josephine Freedman, Suffolk County Community College
(950F1835)

4:25 p.m.
Collaboration in Teaching and Learning: An Iterdisciplinary Finite Mathematics Service Course.
Morteza ShafiiMousavi*, Indiana University South Bend
Paul Kochanowski, Indiana University South Bend
(950F1557)

4:50 p.m.
ProjectDriven Mathematics for the Earth and Life Sciences.
Steven D. Leonhardi*, Winona State University
Barry A. Peratt, Winona State University
(950F1935)

5:15 p.m.
Integrating Local and Community Issues in Mathematics Service Courses.
Faiz AlRubaee*, University of North Florida
(950F1410)

5:35 p.m.
Discussion.

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 2:15 p.m.5:15 p.m.
AMS Panel Discussion
Putting and finding mathematics on the web.
Organizers:
Robby Robson, Oregon State University
Presenters:
Angel Diaz, IBM
Patrick Ion, Mathematical Reviews
Len Simutis, Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
Lee Zia, NSF

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
SUMMA Special Presentation
Organizers:
William A. Hawkins, Jr., SUMMA
Presenters:
John H. Harris, LemoyneOwen College
Abid S. Elkhader, Northern State University

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Committee on Computers in Mathematics Education Panel Discussion
Through the looking glass.
Organizers:
Mary L. Platt, Salem State College
Marcelle Bessman, Jacksonville University
Panelists:
Benton L. Leong, Waterloo Maple, Inc.
Charles M. Patton, MathTech Services
Douglas A. Quinney, University of Keele
Franklin A. Wattenberg, NSF

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation
Why study the history of mathematics?
Organizers:
Ronald Calinger, Catholic University of America
Moderators:
Donald J. Albers, MAA
Presenters:
I. M. James, Oxford University
Joseph Dauben, City University of New York

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Analysis, II
Organizers:
Paul C. Yang, University of Southern California yang@math.princeton.edu
Matthew J. Gursky, Indiana University gursky@indiana.edu

2:30 p.m.
Einstein Metrics, Minimal Volumes, and SeibergWitten Theory.
Claude R LeBrun*, SUNY Stony Brook
(95053995)

3:05 p.m.
A gluing construction for solutions of the Einstein constraint equations.
Daniel Pollack*, University of Washington
Jim Isenberg, University of Oregon
Rafe Mazzeo, Stanford University
(95083749)

3:40 p.m.
Construction of complete minimal hypersurfaces with finitely many ends in euclidean nspace.
Frank Pacard*, Université Paris 12, France
(95053775)

4:15 p.m.
Break

4:45 p.m.
Construction of minimal surfaces by gluing methods.
SeongDeog Yang*, Indiana University
(95053918)

5:20 p.m.
Minimal surfaces without area bounds.
William P. Minicozzi*, Johns Hopkins University
Tobias H. Colding, NYU
(95053769)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Ergodic Theory and Topological Dynamics of $Z^d$ and $R^d$ Actions, II
Organizers:
E. Arthur Robinson, George Washington University robinson@gwu.edu
Ayse A. Sahin, North Dakota State University sahin@plains.nodak.edu

2:30 p.m.
Rigidity of measurable structure for algebraic actions of higherrank abelian groups.
Svetlana Katok*, The Pennsylvania State University
(95058459)

3:00 p.m.
Isomorphism rigidity of simple algebraic $\mathbb{Z}^d$actions.
Bruce Kitchens*, IBM Watson Research Center
Klaus Schmidt, Erwin Schrodinger Institute
(95037225)

3:30 p.m.
Measurable rigidity and disjointness for $\mathbb Z^k$ actions by toral automorphisms.
Boris V Kalinin*, The Pennsylvania State University
Anatole Katok, The Pennsylvania State University
(95000646)

4:00 p.m.
The symbolic dynamics of tiling the integers.
Ethan Coven, Wesleyan University
William Geller*, IUPUI
Sylvia Silberger, Hofstra University
William Thurston, U.C. Davis
(950371211)

4:30 p.m.
Dynamics of multidimensional symbolic substitutions.
Clifford W Hansen*, The George Washington University
(95037624)

5:00 p.m.
Rotational Symmetry and the Topology of Substitution Tilings.
Nicholas S Ormes*, University of Texas
Charles Radin, University of Texas
Lorenzo Sadun, University of Texas
(95037710)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 2:45 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AWM Panel Discussion
How to increase the number of tenured women in mathematics departments.
Panelists:
Millie Dresselhaus, M.I.T.
Organizers:
Jean E. Taylor, Rutgers University
Panelists:
Elaine Hansen, Haverford College
Maria Klawe, University of British Columbia
Jerry Ostriker, Princeton University
Karen Uhlenbeck, University of Texas at Austin

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 3:15 p.m.4:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Differential Geometry

3:15 p.m.
Canonical contact hypersurfaces of Kaehler manifolds.
Ramesh Sharma*, University of New Haven
(95053125)

3:30 p.m.
Weakly symmetric spaces and polar actions.
Hieu D Nguyen*, Rowan University
(95053190)

3:45 p.m.
Classification of minimal submanifolds by total Gauss curvature.
Tracy I Bowers*, Lehigh University
(95053228)

4:00 p.m.
The Double Bubble Conjecture.
Frank Morgan*, Williams College
(95053255)

4:15 p.m.
Singularities of the Binormal Surface.
Daniel L Dreibelbis*, University of North Florida
(95053938)

4:30 p.m.
Grassmannians via projection operators and some of their special submanifolds.
Ivko M Dimitric*, Penn State UniversityFayette
(950531205)

4:45 p.m.
Simplex Packings.
Jean B Mastrangeli*, Immaculata College
Lisa Traynor, Bryn Mawr College
F. Miller Maley, IDA Center for Communications Research
(95052399)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 3:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation
A metaphorical unveiling of Archimedes' palimpsest on the method: In memoriam to Wilbur Knorr.
Organizers:
Ronald Calinger, Catholic University of America
Presenters:
Reviel Netz, Stanford University
Edith Sylla, North Carolina State University
Moderators:
Joseph Dauben, City University of New York

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 3:20 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Mathematics and modeling.
Wade Ellis, Jr.*, West Valley College
(950A009)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 3:45 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Session on Association for Research on Undergraduate Mathematics Education Contributed Papers, I
Organizers:
Julie Clark, Emory and Henry College jmclark@ehc.edu
M. Kathleen Heid, Pennsylvania State University
Rina Zazkis, Simon Fraser University rina_zazkis@sfu.ca

3:45 p.m.
Fostering Reflective Thinking in Complex Analysis: A Preliminary Report.
Pam Crawford*, Jacksonville University
(950D1928)

4:00 p.m.
Too Many Skills, Too Little Structure: The Case of Differential Equation.
Debasree Raychaudhuri*, Simon Fraser University
(950D1826)

4:15 p.m.
An Examination of Student Performance Data in Recent APOSBased Papers.
Kirk E Weller*, Bethel College
Julie M Clark, Emory & Henry College
Michael A McDonald, Occidental College
(950D1448)

4:30 p.m.
Influencing Preservice Middle School Teachers' Beliefs on MathematicsSpecific Technology Use in Mathematics Instruction: The Effects of a Technologybased Capstone Mathematics Course.
Diane Eagle*, Texas Tech University
James A Epperson, Texas Tech University
Gary A Harris, Texas Tech University
(950D11126)

4:45 p.m.
Changes in Teacher Technology Use During the Implementation of a Reform Calculus Curriculum.
Thomas B Fox*, University of HoustonClear Lake
(950D11209)

5:00 p.m.
Visual Representation Use In Solving Applied Calculus Problems: Gender and Performance Level Differences.
Elizabeth A George*, Ball State University
(950D1701)

5:15 p.m.
Evaluating the Effect of a Transitions Course: A Comparative Study of Subsequent Student Performance.
Douglas D. Smith*, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Kenneth R. Gurganus, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Paul G. Shotsberger, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Kenneth W. Spackman, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
(950D11152)

5:30 p.m.
Investigating Students' Understanding of Proofs in Advanced Calculus or Analysis.
William J. Shipley*, Mount Saint Mary's College
(950D1197)

5:45 p.m.
Focusing on Multiples.
Rina Zazkis*, Simon Fraser University
(950D1301)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 3:45 p.m.5:05 p.m.
MAAYoung Mathematicians Network Panel Discussion
Finding your second job.
Organizers:
Kevin E. Charlwood, Washburn University
Philip E. Gustafson, Mesa State University
Panelists:
Evelyn L. Hart, Colgate University
Frank Sottile, University of Wisconsin
Edward Aboufadel, Grand Valley State University
T. Christine Stevens, Saint Louis University
Moderators:
Michael Prophet, University of Northern Iowa

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 3:45 p.m.5:05 p.m.
AMSMAANCTMSIAM Panel Discussion
Shaping the principles and standards for school mathematics: The role of Association Review Groups from the mathematics community.
Organizers:
Joan FerriniMundy, Michigan State University
Panelists:
Mary M. Lindquist, Columbus State University
W. Gary Martin, NCTM
Kenneth A. Ross, University of Oregon
John C. Polking, Rice University

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Beautiful Graph Theory, II
Organizers:
Gary Chartrand, Western Michigan University chartrand@wmich.edu
Frank Harary, New Mexico State University fnh@crl.nmsu.edu

4:00 p.m.
Strong Distance in Strong Oriented Graphs.
Gary T Chartrand, Western Michigan University
David J Erwin, Western Michigan University
Michael E Raines*, Western Michigan University
Ping Zhang, Western Michigan University
(95005971)

4:30 p.m.
The Peripheral Appendage Number of EdgeDeleted Graphs.
Steven J Winters*, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(95005605)

5:00 p.m.
$(a:b)$choosability: Beauty from Ugliness.
Glenn G Chappell*, Southeast Missouri State University
(95005912)

5:30 p.m.
"Colorful" trees in edgecolorings of graphs.
Tao Jiang*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(95005724)

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 4:05 p.m.4:25 p.m.
AWM Business Meeting

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 4:15 p.m.5:05 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation
Composing the history of twentiethcentury mathematics.
Organizers:
Ronald Calinger, Catholics University of America
Presenters:
Michael I. Monastyrsky, Institute of History of Science and Technology, Moscow
David Roberts, National Museum of American History
Moderators:
Daniele Struppa, George Mason University

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 4:25 p.m.5:15 p.m.
AMSMAAMSEBSIAM Invited Address
Intersections in mathematics and education: Learning, teaching, and doing.
Judith S. Sunley*, National Science Foundation

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#3: Part A
The curves and surfaces of the digital age.
Organizers:
Colm K. Mulcahy, Spelman College
Jeffrey A. Ehme, Spelman College

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#9: Part A
Generating functions: Techniques and tricks.
Organizers:
Louis W. Shapiro, Howard University

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
MAA Section Officers

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Graduate Student Reception

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 5:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation
Mathematics, computers, and other calculating instruments.
Organizers:
Ronald Calinger, Catholic University of America
Presenters:
William Aspray, Computer Research Association
Ulf Hashagen, Heinz Nixdorf Museumsforum
Moderators:
Peggy Kidwell, National Museum of American History

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Joint Committee on Employment Opportunities Workshop
Making the most of the job search process.
Organizers:
Thomas W. Rishel, Cornell University

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Mathematical Sciences Institutes Reception

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
SIGMAA Reception

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 7:15 p.m.8:15 p.m.
Young Mathematicians Network Discussion
Concerns of young mathematicians: A town meeting.
Organizers:
Kevin Charlwood, Washburn University

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture
Physics, computability, and mentality.
Sir Roger Penrose*, Oxford University

Wednesday January 19, 2000, 9:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
AWM Reception
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