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Joint Mathematics Meetings
Phoenix, AZ, January 710, 2004
Meeting #993
Associate secretaries:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
James J Tattersall, MAA tat@providence.edu
Thursday January 8, 2004

Thursday January 8, 2004, 7:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.
Elsevier Science 5K Fun Run/Walk and Breakfast

Thursday January 8, 2004, 7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Employment Center

Thursday January 8, 2004, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Thursday January 8, 2004, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, I
Organizers:
Tamara A. Burton, Rochester Institute of Technology
Michael J. Fisher, California State University, Fresno
Carl V. Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology narayan@mail.rit.edu

8:00 a.m.
Solving the Dirichlet problem with rational data.
Tim Ferguson*, University of Richmond
(9933059)

8:30 a.m.
Polynomial factorization.
Radoslaw Lucjan Stefanski*, University of Richmond
(9933060)

9:00 a.m.
Minimum Rank of Positive SemiDefinite Matrices with a Prescribed Graph.
Wendy Wang*, Duke University
Kelly Steinmetz, Truman State University
(99305118)

9:30 a.m.
Minimum Rank of Positive SemiDefinite Matrices with a Prescribed Graph.
Kelly J. Steinmetz*, Truman State University
Wendy Wang, Duke University
(99315123)

10:00 a.m.
Subgraph Summability Number of a Graph.
Josh R Whitney*, Arizona State University
(99300131)

10:30 a.m.
Randomly Decomposable Graphs in $K_mP_e$.
Erin Rita Militzer*, Central Michigan University
(99300145)

11:00 a.m.
Classifying semigroups where $\Gamma(S)$ is the refinement of a star graph.
Amanda J. Geiser*, Susquehanna University
(99300157)

11:30 a.m.
Completely solving equations by iteration.
John Matthew Mahoney*, California State University,Long Beach
(993371710)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, III
Organizers:
William H. Barker, Bowdoin College
Jerry L. Bona, University of Illinois at Chicago
Naomi Fisher, University of Illinois at Chicago ndfisher@uic.edu
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara
Bonnie Saunders, University of Illinois at Chicago

8:00 a.m.
Confronting Diverse Student Interests: Departmental Efforts in Reforming Undergraduate Mathematics.
Naomi Fisher*, University of Illinois at Chicago chicago
Jerry Bona, University of Illinois at Chicago
Kenneth Millett, University of California Santa Barbara
Samuel Rankin, American Mathematical Society
Bonnie Saunders, University of Illinois at Chicago
(99397934)

8:30 a.m.
The Computational Mathematical Sciences Program at Arizona State University.
Eric J. Kostelich*, Arizona State University
(993971373)

9:00 a.m.
More effective mathematical education for teachers.
Amy Cohen*, Rutgers University
(993971005)

9:30 a.m.
Evolution of the Undergradute Curriculum at the University of South Carolina.
Douglas B Meade*, University of South Carolina
(993971424)

10:00 a.m.
Reforming the mathematics core for engineers and everyone else.
Jeffrey K Lawson*, Trinity University
(99397645)

10:30 a.m.
Making Mathematics Relevant: College Algebra Reform at Trinity College.
Laurie Johnson*, Trinity College
(99397987)

11:00 a.m.
Implementing Mathematics Reform in College Devlopmental Mathematics.
Andy Carter*, Roosevelt University
Steve Cohen, Roosevelt University
(993971024)

11:30 a.m.
Question period and discussion.

Thursday January 8, 2004, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Mathematical Modeling in Neuroscience, Biomedicine, Genetics, and Epidemiology, I
Organizers:
Steven M. Baer, Arizona State University
Ivo D. Dinov, University of California Los Angeles
Frank C. Hoppensteadt, Arizona State University
Hal L. Smith, Arizona State University halsmith@asu.edu

8:00 a.m.
How Far is One Kinetic Time Activity Curve from Another: Measure the physiological Similarity between Voxels over Brain PET Data.
Hongbin Guo*, Arizona State University
Rosemary A Renaut, Arizona State University
Kewei Chen, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
(993921699)

8:30 a.m.
FFTs for the Life Sciences.
Peter Kostelec*, Dartmouth College
Daniel N Rockmore, Dartmouth College
(993421571)

9:00 a.m.
Image segmentation models using curve evolution and functional minimization, with applications to medical imaging.
Jason T. Chung, UCLA
Luminita A. Vese*, UCLA
(993351502)

9:30 a.m.
Towards Mathematical Modeling of Local Information Processing in Vertebrate Brain.
Amir H Assadi*, University of WisconsinMadison
Miroslav Backonja, University of WisconsinMadison
P. Charles Garell, University of WisconsinMadison
Nik Kasabov, Auckland University of Technology
(993921034)

10:00 a.m.
Diffusion Tensor Imaging.
S M Pizer*, Univ of North Carolina
(99392890)

10:30 a.m.
Membrane protein structure from NMR orientational constraints.
J R Quine*, Florida State University
S Achuthan, Florida State University
P Srinivasan, Florida State University
(99392889)

11:00 a.m.
Mathematical and Computational Challenges in Brain Mapping.
Paul M. Thompson*, UCLA School of Medicine
Arthur W. Toga, UCLA School of Medicine
(99392886)

11:30 a.m.
Modelling Spreading Cortical Depression in the BrainCell Microenvironment.
Robert M. Miura*, New Jersey Institute of Technology
(993921641)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Infinite Combinatorics and Inner Model Theory, III
Organizers:
Matthew D. Foreman, University of California Irvine mforeman@math.uci.edu
Martin Zeman, University of California Irvine

8:00 a.m.
The determinacy of real games.
W. Hugh Woodin*, University of California, Berkeley
(993031367)

9:00 a.m.
Club guessing sequences and filters.
Tetsuya Ishiu*, University of Kansas
(99303952)

9:30 a.m.
More Coloring Theorems.
E. Todd Eisworth*, University of Northern Iowa
(993031115)

10:00 a.m.
Additivity of measure and maximal functions.
Juris Steprans*, York University
(993031104)

10:30 a.m.
On the existence of Hausdorff ultrafilters.
Tomek Bartoszynski*, Boise State University
Saharon Shelah, Hebrew University and Rutgers University
(993031392)

11:00 a.m.
Club guessing applied to universality problems.
Katherine A Thompson*, Carnegie Mellon University
(993031354)

11:30 a.m.
Mutual stationarity, fine structure and pcf.
James Cummings*, Carnegie Mellon University
(993031010)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Discrete Dynamics and Difference Equations, III
Organizers:
Saber N. Elaydi, Trinity University selaydi@trinity.edu
Jim M. Cushing, University of Arizona
Gerasimos Ladas, University of Rhode Island
James A. Yorke, University of Maryland, College Park

8:00 a.m.
Chaos in the solar system.
Mario Umberto Martelli*, Claremont McKenna College
(99337268)

8:30 a.m.
Convergence, Periodicity and Bifurcations in a 2parameter, Secondorder Absolute Difference Equation.
H Sedaghat*, Virginia Commonwealth University
(99339577)

9:00 a.m.
Shooting Methods For Numerical Solution Of Stochastic BoundaryValue Problems.
Armando Arciniega*, St. Mary's University
Edward J Allen, Texas Tech University
(9936544)

9:30 a.m.
On Fraenkel's NHeap Wythoff's Conjecture.
Xinyu Sun*, Temple University
Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
(99339130)

10:00 a.m.
Noise Sensitivity for Natural Measures of Chaotic Attractors.
Timothy D. Sauer*, George Mason University
(99337571)

10:30 a.m.
Shadowing in Higher Dimensional Discrete Dynamical Systems.
Judy A Kennedy*, University of Delaware
James A. Yorke, University of Maryland
Carmen Young, Fields Institute
Wayne B. Hayes, University of Maryland
(99337663)

11:00 a.m.
The Same Transmission Dynamics Drive the Fast Gay and the Slow African HIV Epidemics.
James A Yorke, University of Maryland
Frederick Suppe, Texas Tech University
Brandy L Rapatski*, University of Maryland
(99300549)

11:30 a.m.
A New Class of Maps in the Plane: the Movie.
James A Yorke*, University of Maryland
James T Halbert, University of Maryland
(99337471)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Partial Differential Equations and Applications, I
Organizers:
Xin Lu, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
YanWei Qi, University of California Santa Barbara
Weiqing Xie, California State Polytech University wxie@csupomona.edu
HongMing Yin, Washington State University

8:00 a.m.
Optimal Control of Obstacles in Variational Inequalities.
Suzanne Lenhart*, University of Tennessee
(99335740)

8:30 a.m.
Existence and nonexistence of Positive Radial Solutions for quasilinear elliptic Systems.
Haiyan Wang*, Arizona State University West
(99335621)

9:00 a.m.
Existence of Solutions for a Nonlinear System.
Ping Wang*, Penn State University
Chaochun Qu, Yunnan University
(99335287)

9:30 a.m.
Local Regularity Theorems for the Stationary Thermistor Problem.
Xiangsheng Xu*, Mississippi State University
(99335919)

10:00 a.m.
Stability, Periodicity, and Numerical Solutions in Reactiondiffusion Systems with time delays.
Wei Feng*, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Xin Lu, University Of North Carolina at Wilmington
(993351336)

10:30 a.m.
A Weighted Strichartz Inequality on the Einstein Universe For the Global Existence of Solutions to Nonlinear Wave Equations.
Nimet Alpay*, Michigan State University
(99335107)

11:00 a.m.
Higherorder CahnHilliard models for faceting of a growing crystal surface.
Tatiana Savin*, Northwestern University
A.A. Golovin, Northwestern University
S.H. Davis, Northwestern University
A.A. Nepomnyashchy, TechnionIIT
P.W. Voorhees, Northwestern University
(993351006)

11:30 a.m.
On A PhaseChange Problem Arising from Inductive Heating.
HongMing Yin*, Washington State University
(99335665)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Theory and Applications of Orthogonal Polynomials, III
Organizers:
Mourad E. H. Ismail, University of South Florida ismail@math.usf.edu
Barry Simon, California Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
Some recurrence formulas for Two variable orthogonal polynomials on the Unit circle.
Jeffrey S Geronimo*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(993411716)

9:00 a.m.
Orthogonal Polynomials on the Unit Circle.
Barry Simon*, Caltech
(993331712)

10:00 a.m.
The ChristoffelUvarov formula and averages of random characteristic polynomials.
E Strahov*, Caltech
(993601141)

11:00 a.m.
Generalised Chebyshev Polynomials under Polynomial Mappings.
Y Chen, Imperial College
J C Griffin*, Imperial College
M Ismail, University of South Florida
(993331520)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Topological Dynamics and Ergodic Theory, II
Organizers:
Alica Miller, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign amiller@math.uiuc.edu
Joseph Rosenblatt, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign

8:00 a.m.
Generalized polynomials: from Weyl equidistribution theorem to translations on nilmanifolds.
Vitaly Bergelson*, Ohio State University
(993371216)

9:00 a.m.
Syndetically Hypercyclic Operators.
Luis E. Saldivia*, Educational Testing Service
Alfredo Peris, Universitat Polit\`{e}cnica de Val\`{e}ncia
(99337526)

9:30 a.m.
Optimal weights for moving averages in $L_p$ spaces, $1\leq p\leq \infty$.
Parthena Avramidou*, Ohio State University
(993371553)

10:00 a.m.
Critical rates in nonconventional ergodic averaging.
Anthony Quas*, University of Memphis
M\'at\'e Wierdl, University of Memphis
(993371420)

10:30 a.m.
Orbitequivalence of compact minimal $\mathbf{R}$ flows.
Alica Miller*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Joseph Rosenblatt, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(993371548)

11:00 a.m.
Ergodicity of Weyl cocycles.
Mahesh G Nerurkar*, Rutgers University
(993281527)

11:30 a.m.
On almost automorphic lattice dynamics.
Yingfei Yi*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(99337904)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on The Many Lives of Lattice Theory and the Theory of Ordered Sets, with Connections to Combinatorics, III
Organizers:
Jonathan D. Farley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stefan E. Schmidt, New Mexico State University schmidt@nmsu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Determining Properties of a Multipartite Tournament from its Lattice of Convex Subsets.
Atif Abueida, University of Dayton
Wiebke S Diestelkamp, University of Dayton
Stephanie P Edwards, University of Dayton
Darren B Parker*, University of Dayton
(9930538)

8:30 a.m.
Visualizations of weighted lattices for Formal Concept Analysis.
Alex Pogel, Physical Science Labratory
Tim Hannan, New Mexico State University
Lance Miller*, University of Connecticut
(993061290)

9:00 a.m.
Enumeration of Totally Positive Grassmann Cells.
Lauren Kiyomi Williams*, MIT, Berkeley
(99306479)

9:30 a.m.
Differential Posets and DownUp Algebras.
Tom Roby*, California State University, Hayward
(993061695)

10:00 a.m.
A discrete homotopy theory for order complexes of lattices.
Helene Barcelo*, Arizona State University
(993051404)

10:30 a.m.
Linear Extensions of Ranked Posets, Enumerated by Descents: A Problem of Richard P. Stanley from the 1981 Banff Conference on Ordered Sets.
Jonathan David Farley*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(993061651)

11:00 a.m.
Lattice Theory and Enumeration.
Joseph E. Bonin*, The George Washington University
Anna de Mier, University of Oxford
Marc Noy, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
(993061190)

11:30 a.m.
A Glimpse of Dowling Lattices.
Thomas A. Dowling*, Ohio State University
(993061706)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Coding and DesignTheoretic Applications of Polynomials, III
Organizers:
Donald D. Mills, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale dmills@math.siu.edu
Patrick S. Mitchell, Midwestern State University
Kent M. Neuerburg, Southeastern Louisiana University

8:00 a.m.
Regularity in Codes and Designs.
A. R. Calderbank*, Princeton University
(99305165)

9:00 a.m.
Polynomial arithmetic behind the IEEE 802.12 standard for 100Mbit/s data transmission.
James A. Davis*, University of Richmond
Simon Crouch, Bristol, UK
Jonathan Jedwab, Simon Fraser University
(9930571)

9:30 a.m.
A reduction of polynomial factorization over $\mathbb{F}_{p}$ to factoring polynomials which split.
Greg Stein*, Claremont McKenna College
(993111102)

10:00 a.m.
Piecewise Quadratic Bent Functions.
Joseph L Yucas*, Southern Illinois University
(99312686)

10:30 a.m.
Highly degenerate quadratic forms over finite fields of characteristic 2.
Robert W. Fitzgerald*, Southern Illinois University
(99311163)

11:00 a.m.
Weight Enumerators and SelfDual Codes.
Judy L Walker*, University of Nebraska
(993941608)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#4: Part A
Java applets in teaching mathematics.
Organizers:
Joe Yanik, Emporia State University
David M. Strong, Pepperdine University

Thursday January 8, 2004, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Dynamical Systems and Difference Equations

8:00 a.m.
Linear Transformations on Polynomial Models of Time Series.
Aihua Li, Loyola Univeristy
Chuang Peng*, Morehouse College
(993371561)

8:15 a.m.
m x n Proper Arrays: Geometric Construction and the Associated Linear Cellular Automata.
Jocelyn A Quaintance*, SUNY Fredonia
(9933742)

8:30 a.m.
Lipschitz Flowbox Theorem.
Craig J. Calcaterra*, Metropolitan State University
Axel Boldt, Metropolitan State University
(99337232)

8:45 a.m.
Solitons and Random Cauchy Matrices.
Kevin Hughes, Rowan University
Hieu D Nguyen*, Rowan University
(99337989)

9:00 a.m.
Recurrent Points in Fuzzy Dynamical Systems of the First Type.
Mark Burgin*, UCLA
(993371670)

9:15 a.m.
Band Structure in BoseEinstein Condensates in Periodic Lattices.
Mason Alexander Porter*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Predrag Cvitanovic, Georgia Institute of Technology
(993371038)

9:30 a.m.
Nonlinear analysis of a coupled mechanism for enhancing amplification in auditory hair cells.
K A Montgomery*, Northwestern University
M Silber, Northwestern University
S A Solla, Northwestern University
(993371403)

9:45 a.m.
Break.

10:30 a.m.
Global Stability of Difference Equations.
Zhivko S. Athanassov*, Institute of Mathematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sci
(99339103)

10:45 a.m.
On the Behavior of Solutions of $ x_{n+1}=\displaystyle{p+\frac{x_{n1}}{x_n}}$.
Jeffrey J Feuer*, Coastal Carolina University
(99339215)

11:00 a.m.
Dynamic Consistency and Discrete Models for the Harmonic Oscillator.
Sandra A Rucker*, Clark Atlanta University
Ronald E Mickens, Clark Atlanta University
(99339213)

11:15 a.m.
Dynamics of the Discrete Model of WestNile like Epidemics.
V. L. Kocic*, Xavier University of Louisiana
T. Darensburg, Xavier University of Louisiana
(993391129)

11:30 a.m.
On a Max Type Recurrence Relation with Periodic Coefficients.
W T Patula, Southern Illinois University
H D Voulov*, University of Missouri  Kansas City
(993391627)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Applications of Mathematics

8:00 a.m.
Spectral Analysis of LowDispersion Interpolation Schemes.
Jim Ferry*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(993651015)

8:15 a.m.
Computing Dominant Eigenvalues of the Linearized NavierStokes Equations.
Beau B Grande*, Colorado State University
(993651576)

8:30 a.m.
A Numerical Method for Solving a DualPhaseLagging Heat Transport Equation in a Three Dimensional Micro Sphere.
Lixin Shen*, Louisiana Tech University
Weizhong Dai, Louisiana Tech University
Teng Zhu, Grambling State University
(993651340)

8:45 a.m.
Comparing Algorithmic Approaches to List the Minimal Hitting Sets of a Hypergraph.
Ken Takata*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(993681471)

9:00 a.m.
Pattern Formation in a CICR Reaction.
Maya Mincheva*, Wilfrid Laurier University
(993351393)

9:15 a.m.
A Mathematical Model for Thermohydrodynamic(THD) Analysis of Titled Pad Slider Bearing with Heat Conduction to the Pad and Slider.
Prawal Sinha*, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
(9937686)

9:30 a.m.
Approximate solutions to the porous medium equation.
Aleksey S Telyakovskiy*, University of Nevada, Reno
(99376818)

9:45 a.m.
On AmplitudeFrequency Dependences for Standing Waves in Fluids of Various Configurations.
Inna Konstantinovna Shingareva*, University of Sonora, Mexico
Carlos Liz\'arraga Celaya, University of Sonora, Mexico
(99376819)

10:00 a.m.
Break

10:15 a.m.
Economics of Optimal Water Allocation on Agriculture in the Lower Chattahoochee River Basin.
Krishna P Paudel*, Louisina State University
Jim Cruise, University of Alabama Huntsville
Ashutosh Limaye, University of Alabama Huntsville
Upton Hatch, Auburn University
(993901262)

10:45 a.m.
The gravitatonal field of a rotating dust cylinder.
M D Iftime*, UMass
(99383716)

11:00 a.m.
Progress and Challenges in Modeling Plant Competition For Light.
Andrew L Nevai*, University of California, Los Angeles
Richard R Vance, University of California, Los Angeles
(993921683)

11:15 a.m.
Mathematical Modeling of Isothermal Frontal Polymerization.
Divya E Devadoss*, Northwestern University
Vladimir A Volpert, Northwestern University
(99392767)

11:30 a.m.
Population Persistence and Extinction in a DiscreteTime, StageStructured Epidemic Model.
Keith E Emmert*, Texas Tech University
Linda J.S. Allen, Texas Tech University
(99392982)

11:45 a.m.
Computing the probability of cycles in a random election.
Bruce W. Atkinson*, Samford University
(993911418)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 8:00 a.m.12:05 p.m.
MAA Session on Courses Below Calculus: A New Focus, III
Organizers:
Mary Robinson, University of New Mexico, Valencia Campus maryrobn@unm.edu
Florence S. Gordon, New York Institute of Technology
Arlene H. Kleinstein, SUNY at Farmingdale
Norma M. Agras, Miami Dade Community College
Laurette B. Foster, Prairie View A&M University
Linda Martin, Albuquerque TVI

8:00 a.m.
Modeling and Data Analysis as the Core of Precalculus.
Daniel J Teague*, NC School of Science and Mathematics
(993E1746)

8:25 a.m.
A focus on mathematical modeling in courses below calculus: What are the implications for prerequisite courses?
Mercedes A McGowen*, William Rainey Harper College
(993E1804)

8:50 a.m.
What Does Conceptual Understanding Mean?
Florence S. Gordon*, New York Institute of Technology
(993E1722)

9:15 a.m.
Lab Projects in Courses Below Calculus.
Elias H Toubassi*, University of Arizona
Jerry Morris, Sonoma State University
(993E1768)

9:40 a.m.
Some Political and Practical Issues on Implementing Reform.
Robert E. Megginson*, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
(993E1747)

10:05 a.m.
MAA/AMATYC Guidelines: Implementation Strategies.
Norma M Agras*, MiamiDade College
(993E1894)

10:30 a.m.
College Algebra Alternatives: One Size Doesn't Fit All (and how it works).
Bonnie Gold*, Monmouth University
(993E1699)

10:55 a.m.
Elementary Math Modeling: A Dynamic Approach.
James T Sandefur*, Georgetown University
(993E1300)

11:20 a.m.
Modeling before calculus.
Benny D Evans*, Oklahoma State University
(993E1843)

11:45 a.m.
Mathematical Modeling and Problem Solving.
Richard D West*, Francis Marion University
William P Fox, Francis Marion University
(993E1470)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 8:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.
MAA Session on The Effective Use of Computer Algebra Systems in the Teaching of Mathematics, II
Organizers:
L. Carl Leinbach, Gettysburg College leinbach@gettysburg.edu
Edward A. Connors, University of Massachusetts

8:00 a.m.
Effective Use of Derive in Modeling with Difference Equations and Matrices.
Mazen Shahin*, Delaware State University
(993G1494)

8:15 a.m.
Using a Computer Algebra System to Explore Geometry and Matrix Groups in a Linear Algebra Course.
Timothy D Comar*, Benedictine University
(993G1417)

8:30 a.m.
Stopping Vibrations with a Hammer Strike.
Leonard J Lipkin*, University of North Florida
(993G1240)

8:45 a.m.
Visualization of 2D to 3D Transformations  Exploration Thru Technology.
Mark Gorak*, United States Military Academy
B Gabriel Costa, United States Military Academy
Barbara S Melendez, United States Military Academy
(993G11058)

9:00 a.m.
The Effective Use of Computer Algebra Systems in Teaching An Introductory Course in Mathematical Modeling using MAPLE.
William P Fox*, Francis Marion University
(993G11056)

9:15 a.m.
Using a CAS to Investigate List Scheduling in a FirstYear Mathematics Course.
Bruce Torrence*, Randolph Macon College
(993G11057)

9:30 a.m.
Use of a CAS in a Discrete Mathematics Course.
Ed Conjura*, The College of New Jersey
(993G11054)

9:45 a.m.
Using Inherent Errors of CAS to Teach Mathematical Concepts.
Michael J. Bosse*, Morgan State University
N. R. Nandakumar, Delaware State University
(993G1322)

10:00 a.m.
A Comparativie Study in College Algebra using a CAS.
Eric Hofacker*, University of Wisconsin  River Falls
(993G11051)

10:15 a.m.
Using the TI89 in Math Education Does it Improve the Students' Performance?
Karsten Schmidt*, University of Applied Sciences Schmalkalden
Wolfgang Moldenhauer, ThILLM
(993G155)

10:30 a.m.
Using the Automated CAS Process of Simplification to Teach an Often Seemingly Mysterious Mathematical Concept.
Michael J. Bosse*, Morgan State University
N. R. Nandakumar, Delaware State University
(993G1321)

10:45 a.m.
Using Discovery and The Computer Algebra System to Help Promote Student Understanding.
Thomas Fox*, University of Houston Clear Lake
(993G1591)

11:00 a.m.
How Does a Computer Algebra System Integrate?
Kevin E. Charlwood*, Washburn University
(993G1439)

11:15 a.m.
Visualizing Linear Combination and Span.
John F. Putz*, Alma College
(993G1320)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Placement Strategies
Organizers:
Janet P. Ray, Seattle Central Community College janray@sccd.ctc.edu
Susan L. Forman, Bronx Community College (CUNY)
Patricia R. Wilkinson, Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY)

8:00 a.m.
The Development and Implementation of a Mathematics Placement Program.
James P. Marshall*, Illinois College
(993H1674)

8:20 a.m.
Placement Strategies at Western New England College: An Approach that Emphasizes Individual Attention.
Josephine Sears Rodriguez*, Western New England College
(993H1424)

8:35 a.m.
The Placement Nightmare Continues.
William P Fox*, Francis Marion University
(993H11132)

8:50 a.m.
Getting started right for engineering at UMR.
Mary Ellen Kirgan*, University of MissouriRolla
(993H1809)

9:05 a.m.
Accuplacer at Bloomsburg University.
Lisa A Lister*, Bloomsburg University
James Pomfret, Bloomsburg University
(993H1454)

9:20 a.m.
Central College Mathematics Placement.
Mark A Mills*, Central College
(993H1739)

9:35 a.m.
The Process of Math Placement: Evaluation, Assessment, and Change.
Frances B. Lichtman*, Alma College
(993H11041)

9:50 a.m.
A Dynamic Multicriteria MultiStage Approach to Placement.
Evelyn C. Bailey*, Oxford College of Emory University
Fang Chen, Oxford College of Emory University
(993H157)

10:05 a.m.
Placement, Prerequisites, and Student Success.
Barbara A. Jur*, Macomb Community College
(993H1278)

10:20 a.m.
Rethinking Placement in Undergraduate Mathematics.
Sheldon P. Gordon*, Farmingdale State University of New York
(993H1721)

10:40 a.m.
Case Study: Developing College Mathematics Placement Tests.
Gloria S Dion*, ETS
(993H1708)

10:55 a.m.
Webbased Calculus Placement.
Leah Wrenn Berman*, Ursinus College
(993H1743)

11:15 a.m.
First Year Advising at Illinois Wesleyan University.
Melvyn Jeter*, Illinois Wesleyan University
Paul Kapitza*, Illinois Wesleyan University
(993H1752)

11:30 a.m.
An Online Placement Testing System.
David J Dwyer, University of Evansville
Mark E Gruenwald*, University of Evansville
(993H1452)

11:45 a.m.
An Online Mathematics Readiness Testing Program.
Jerry Johnson*, University of Nevada
Inmaculada Aban, University of Nevada
Jeff Mortensen, University of Nevada
(993H1660)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 8:00 a.m.12:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Chaotic Dynamics and Fractal Geometry
Organizers:
Denny Gulick, University of Maryland dng@math.umd.edu
Jon Scott, Montgomery College

8:00 a.m.
Numerics and Chaotic Dynamics: Can you trust your computer?
H. Kocak*, University of Miami
B. Coomes, University of Miami
B. Rosenberg, University of Miami
(993I11221)

8:15 a.m.
Iterated Function Systems in the Classroom.
Charles Waiveris*, Central Connecticut State University
(993I1389)

8:30 a.m.
Java Programs for Box Fractals.
Shawn E Roering*, St. Cloud State University, MN
(993I1693)

8:45 a.m.
Fractal Dimension and Iterated Automorphism Systems.
Michael J Bardzell*, Salisbury University
(993I1416)

9:00 a.m.
The Convergence of Difference Boxes.
Antonio Behn, Universidad de Chile
Christopher KribsZaleta, University of Texas at Arlington
Vadim Ponomarenko*, Trinity University
(993I1114)

9:15 a.m.
Undergrads CAN Do Research in Dynamical Systems!
Jody Sorensen*, Grand Valley State University
(993I1143)

9:30 a.m.
When Lines Go Bad: Understanding the Hausdorff Metric.
Steven Schlicker*, Grand Valley State University
(993I1973)

9:45 a.m.
On the dynamics of a generalized $3x+1$ function.
Jeffrey P Dumont, NH
Clifford A Reiter*, Lafayette College
(993I1263)

10:00 a.m.
Julia Sets that are Full of Holes.
Kimberly A. Roth*, Wheeling Jesuit University
(993I1420)

10:15 a.m.
Using Picard's Method to Analyze Chaotic Systems.
James S Sochacki*, James Madison University
(993I1553)

10:30 a.m.
Manufacturing Systems, Invariant Measures, and Undergraduates.
James Andrew Walsh*, Oberlin College
(993I158)

10:45 a.m.
Describing Points in some simple Fractals.
Sandra Fillebrown*, Saint Joseph's University
Vincent Russo, Saint Joseph's University
(993I1214)

11:00 a.m.
The Evolution of Interesting Limit Sets.
Anne M. Burns*, Long Island University
(993I1206)

11:15 a.m.
Multifractal Cartoons of the Variation of Financial Prices.
Benoit B Mandelbrot*, Yale University
(993I11238)

11:30 a.m.
Fractals in the Financial Markets.
Marilyn B. Durkin*, Bentley College
(993I1285)

11:45 a.m.
Chaotic Dynamics in a Capstone Seminar Course.
Douglas E. Norton*, Villanova University
(993I11023)

12:00 p.m.
Polygons and Chaos.
Jay M. Kappraff*, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Gary W. Adamson, San Diego, CA
(993I1962)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Truth in Using the History of Mathematics in Teaching Mathematics
Organizers:
Victor J. Katz, University of the District of Columbia vkatz@udc.edu
Eisso J. Atzema, University of Maine

8:00 a.m.
The Role of "History": Student Motivation in the Mathematics Classroom.
Jeffery T. McLean*, University of St. Thomas
(993J1923)

8:20 a.m.
The truth hurts: Using ancient astronomical models in the mathematics classroom.
Matthew M Pascal*, American University
(993J1981)

8:40 a.m.
Benjamin Banneker's Life and Mathematics: Web of Truth?
Florence D Fasanelli*, American Association for the Advancement of Scienc
(993J11116)

9:00 a.m.
Tell the Truth, Tell Nothing But the Truth, But Whatever You Do, Don't Tell the Whole Truth.
V. Frederick Rickey*, West Point
(993J11012)

9:20 a.m.
Accounting for the Phenomena: Newton's Laws Come of Age.
Robert E. Bradley*, Adelphi University
(993J11567)

9:40 a.m.
Who really created the "Pascal's" Triangle?
Mohammad Moazzam*, Salisbury University
(993J1562)

10:00 a.m.
Dispelling Myths while Promoting Math.
Judith V Grabiner*, Pitzer College
(993J11036)

10:20 a.m.
Who discovered Green's Theorem?
Stacy G. Langton*, University of San Diego
(993J1594)

10:40 a.m.
The Flatland myth.
W. F. Lindgren*, Slippery Rock University
T. F. Banchoff, Brown University
(993J1255)

11:00 a.m.
Truth and Justification in the Use of History of Mathematics in the Mathematics Classroom.
Thomas Drucker*, University of WisconsinWhitewater
(993J11348)

11:20 a.m.
The Effects of the NonEuclidean Revolution on the Notion of Truth in the Sciences and Culture.
Michael J. Bosse*, Morgan State University
(993J1293)

11:40 a.m.
In Search of the Real Juan Diez Freyle.
Bruce S. Burdick*, Roger Williams University
(993J11111)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Technology in Mathematics Teacher Preparation Courses, I
Organizers:
Mary Ann Connors, Westfield State College mconnors@foma.wsc.ma.edu
Christine Browning, Michigan University, Kalamazoo

8:00 a.m.
Using Graphing Calculator Technology to Facilitate Geometric Insights in Teaching Problem Solving Skills to Preservice Teachers.
Reginald Luke*, Middlesex County College
(993X1271)

8:20 a.m.
The Impact of Technology on a Patterns and Functions Course for Prospective Elementary Teachers.
David E. Boliver*, Univ. of Central Oklahoma
(993X1612)

8:40 a.m.
What do Preservice Mathematics Teachers Need to Know About Computer Algebra Systems?
Thomas Fox*, University of HoustonClear Lake
(993X1593)

9:00 a.m.
Technology Integration in Mathematics for Prospective Elementary Teachers.
Barbara Boschmans*, Plymouth State University
(993X1603)

9:20 a.m.
Math Tools, New Help for Teacher Educators and Teachers.
Gene Klotz*, Math Forum/Swarthmore College
(993X1602)

9:40 a.m.
An overview of three, 1hour courses designed to prepare secondary mathematics teachers to use technology in the classroom.
Timothy W Flood*, Pittsburg State University
Elwyn H Davis, Pittsburg State University
(993X1600)

10:00 a.m.
Technology Throughout the Secondary Mathematics Teacher Preparation Curriculum.
Teresa D. Magnus*, Rivier College
A. Darien Lauten, Rivier College
William Bonnice, Rivier College
(993X1442)

10:20 a.m.
The Impact of Students' Conceptualizations of Mathematics on a Computers in Teaching and Learning Matheamtics Course.
Jason Silverman*, Vanderbilt University
(993X1604)

10:40 a.m.
A Technology Enriched Secondary Teacher Preparation Program.
Virginia M Horak*, The University of Arizona
(993X1400)

11:00 a.m.
Using Technology to Enhance Elementary PreService Students' Mathematical Understanding.
Erica L Johnson*, St. John Fisher College
(993X1586)

11:20 a.m.
Using Technology to Enhance Depth and Complexity in Mathematics Instruction for Preservice Teachers.
Jane F. Schielack*, Texas A&M University
(993X1508)

11:40 a.m.
Technology's Role in Preparing SecondCareer Individuals for Teaching Middle Grades Mathematics.
Judy S O'Neal*, North GA College & State University
(993X164)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, III
Organizers:
Laura J. Wallace, California State University, San Bernardino wallace@csusb.edu
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Gary W. Towsley, SUNY at Geneseo
Michael A. Jones, Montclair State University
Shawnee L. McMurran, California State University at San Bernardino

8:00 a.m.
Building Academic Bridges Between Senior High School Students and Universities.
Faiz B AlRubaee*, University of North Florida
(993Z1447)

8:15 a.m.
Solving problems in elementary mathematics using concepts from Mechanics.
Mysore S Jagadish*, Barry University
(993Z1463)

8:30 a.m.
Mathematics for Biology Students.
Patti Frazer Lock*, St. Lawrence University
(993Z1501)

8:45 a.m.
No lectures, no tests, no tears!
Jennifer R Galovich*, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University
(993Z1457)

9:00 a.m.
Using the Irrationality of Pi to Introduce the Mathematics Major.
John R. Stoughton*, Hope College
(993Z1685)

9:30 a.m.
The Deadly Calculations of Dr. Malevolence.
Stephen M Walk*, St. Cloud State University
(993Z1224)

9:45 a.m.
What Does it Take to Increase the Diversity of Ph.D. Mathematicians?
Abbe H Herzig*, University at Albany, State University of New York
(993Z1412)

10:00 a.m.
Integrating writing and technology into mathematical learninga study of its effect on high school students' understanding of mathematics and their attitude toward mathematics.
Yuan Yuan*, National Hualien Teachers College in Taiwan
(993Z1260)

10:15 a.m.
Changing Students' Attitudes Towards Mathematics Through Direct Experience.
David B. Streid*, Maharishi University of Management
M. Anne Dow, Maharishi University of Management
(993Z11692)

10:30 a.m.
Students' Perceptions and Attitudes about Mathematics: A Look at Lyndon State College FirstYear Students.
Julie M Theoret*, Lyndon State College
(993Z11062)

10:45 a.m.
MERLOT as a forum to disseminate highquality public domain or low cost learning materials.
Bernd S. W. Schroeder*, Louisiana Tech University
(993Z170)

11:00 a.m.
How to Turn Math Duds into Math Studs.
Linda Braddy*, East Central University
Mickle Duggan, East Central University
Anne Fine, East Central University
Elizabeth Keiffer, East Central University
Rebecca Lyle, East Central University
(993Z1689)

11:15 a.m.
The Keystone Project: Teaching Study Skills in a Mathematics Classroom.
Vali Siadat*, Richard J. Daley College
Paul M Musial, Chicago State University
(993Z11389)

11:30 a.m.
A Successful Program to Prepare Graduate Students to Teach Undergraduate Mathematics.
Phoebe B. Rouse*, Louisiana State University
(993Z1714)

11:45 a.m.
High School Excel at the University of Portland Building Partnerships with Local Schools by Using University Students in High School and Middle School Math Classrooms.
Carmen J Schabel*, University of Portland
(993Z1305)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Conformal Geometry, III
Organizers:
Jie Qing, University of California Santa Cruz qing@cats.ucsc.edu
Yu Yuan, University of Washington, Seattle

8:30 a.m.
On the Conformal Paneitz Equation on Compact, Riemannian Manifolds without Boundary.
David Timothy Raske*, UCSC
(993351414)

9:00 a.m.
Analytic torsion and generalized Hodge metrics on CalabiYau moduli.
Hao Fang*, New York University
(99353827)

9:30 a.m.
On asymptotic rank of the WeilPetersson metric on Teichmuller space.
Zheng Huang*, University of Oklahoma
(99353662)

10:00 a.m.
A Fully Nonlinear Version of the Yamabe Problem.
Aobing Li*, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
(99335963)

11:00 a.m.
Realanalytic hypersurfaces with stability groups determined by highorder jets.
R. Travis Kowalski*, Colorado College
(993321214)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 8:30 a.m.10:25 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on the Dynamics and Stability of Coherent Structures
Organizers:
Joceline C. Lega, University of Arizona lega@math.arizona.edu

8:30 a.m.
Inverse scattering and the linear stability of solitons.
Todd Kapitula*, University of New Mexico
(993351351)

9:00 a.m.
Stability of solitary waves on lattices at low energy.
Gero Friesecke, University of Warwick
Robert L Pego*, University of Maryland College Park
(993701269)

9:30 a.m.
Bifurcations of travelling breathers in the discrete NLS equations.
Dmitry Pelinovsky*, McMaster University
(993391302)

10:00 a.m.
Localized Waves in Elastic Rods: Existence and Stability.
Stephane Lafortune*, University of Arizona
Joceline Lega, University of Arizona
(993351320)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AWM Emmy Noether Lecture
Symbolic dynamics for geodesic flows.
Svetlana R. Katok*, The Pennsylvania State University
(9933707)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 9:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Probability and Its Applications in Combinatorics and Algorithms, III
Organizers:
Russell D. Lyons, Indiana University
Yuval Peres, University of California Berkeley peres@stat.berkeley.edu

9:00 a.m.
A Tractable Stochastic Model of Complex Networks.
David J Aldous*, U.C. Berkeley
(993601136)

10:00 a.m.
A Stable Marriage of Poisson and Lebesgue.
Chris Hoffman, University of Washington
Alexander Holroyd, University of British Columbia
Yuval Peres*, University of California, Berkeley
(993601609)

10:30 a.m.
How independent are the branches of a search tree?
Cristopher Moore*, University of New Mexico
(993601491)

11:00 a.m.
The mixing time for simple exclusion.
Ben J Morris*, Indiana University
(993601691)

11:30 a.m.
Combinatorial evaluations of the Tutte polynomial and Ttetromino tilings.
Michael Korn, MIT
Igor Pak*, MIT
(993051413)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 9:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonstandard Methods, II
Organizers:
Matt Insall, University of Missouri at Rolla insall@umr.edu
Peter A. Loeb, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
David A. Ross, University of Hawaii

9:00 a.m.
Theorems Proved Using Nonstandard Methods Can Lead to New Standard Concepts.
Matt Insall*, University of Missouri  Rolla
(993031213)

9:30 a.m.
Topological and nonstandard extensions.
Mauro M Di Nasso*, University of Pisa
Marco Forti, University of Pisa
(993031260)

10:00 a.m.
Quantum brownian motion as the standard part of an infinitesimal quantum random walk.
Manfred P.H. Wolff*, Universitaet Tuebingen
(993031278)

10:30 a.m.
Nonstandard vectorvector integrals.
G. Beate Zimmer*, Texas A&M University  Corpus Christi
(993461079)

11:00 a.m.
Applications of Smeasurability.
David A. Ross*, University of Hawaii
(993281209)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#10: Part A
Teaching linear algebra with applications.
Organizers:
Gilbert Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Thursday January 8, 2004, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#15: Part A
Fair enough? Mathematics of equity.
Organizers:
John C. Maceli, Ithaca College
Stanley E. Seltzer, Ithaca College

Thursday January 8, 2004, 9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
MAA Project NExT Panel Discussion
Mentoring new faculty.
Organizers:
T. Christine Stevens, St. Louis University
Joseph A. Gallian, University of Minnesota Duluth
Aparna W. Higgins, University of Dayton
Panelists:
Emily Ann Hynds, Samford University
Jim Lewis, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Catherine M. Murphy, Purdue University Calumet
Thomas Q. Sibley, Saint John's University

Thursday January 8, 2004, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA CUPM Subcommittee on Curriculum Renewal Across the First Two Years Panel Discussion
The impact of technology in calculus courses on longterm student performance and employment.
Organizers:
Susan L. Ganter, Clemson University
Jack Bookman, Duke University
Panelists:
Betsy Darken, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Elton Graves, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
Glen Ledder, University of Nebraska
Howard L. Penn, U.S. Naval Academy

Thursday January 8, 2004, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Special Presentation
National Science Foundation programs supporting learning and teaching in the mathematical sciences.
Organizers:
Elizabeth J. Teles, NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
Calvin L. Williams, NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
Lee L. Zia, NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
John Bradley, NSF Division of Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Education
James H. Lightbourne, NSF Division of Graduate Education
Lloyd E. Douglas, NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences

Thursday January 8, 2004, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Committee on Minority Participation Panel Discussion
Strengthening Underrespresented Minority Mathematics Participation (SUMMA).
Organizers:
William A. Hawkins, Jr., MAA and the University of the District of Columbia
Moderators:
William A. Hawkins, Jr., MAA and the University of the District of Columbia
Panelists:
Jong Pil Lee, SUNY College at Old Westbury
Thomas Martin, California State University at Chico

Thursday January 8, 2004, 10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Mathematical Art Exhibit
Organizers:
Robert Fathauer, Tessellations Company, Phoenix, Arizona
Nat Friedman, ISAMA, SUNY at Albany
Reza Sarhangi, Bridges Conference, Towson University

Thursday January 8, 2004, 10:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.
Math on the Web
Go to the Math on the Web Pavilion for the complete schedule of presentations.

Thursday January 8, 2004, 10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales

Thursday January 8, 2004, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
The representations of integers by quadratic forms.
Manjul Bhargava*, Princeton University
(993A014)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 10:15 a.m.12:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#5: Part A
Visual linear algebra.
Organizers:
Eugene A. Herman, Grinnell College
Michael D. Pepe, Seattle Central Community College
Eric P. Schulz, Walla Walla Community College

Thursday January 8, 2004, 10:15 a.m.11:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Analysis, I

10:15 a.m.
Extensions of a Result of Erd\H{o}s about the Arc Length of a Trigonometric Polynomial.
Mohammed A. Qazi*, Tuskegee University
Q. I. Rahman, Universite de Montreal
(99341369)

10:30 a.m.
Comparing the Uniform Norms of Exponential Polynomials on $\mathbb{T} \times \mathbb{T}$ with Measurable Subsets of $\mathbb{T} \times \mathbb{T}$.
Natacha Camara Fontes*, Kent State University
(99341729)

10:45 a.m.
Some Convergence Properties of Szeg\"o Polynomials with respect to Weakly Convergent Densities.
Michael J Arciero*, United States Military Academy
(993411598)

11:00 a.m.
Radial parts of invariant differential operators on Grassmannians.
Olga S. Kurgalina*, Tufts University
(99343648)

11:15 a.m.
The Radon Transform on $Z_{n}^{k}$.
Michelle R. DeDeo*, Univ. of North Florida
Elionor Velasquez, San Francisco State U.
(99344393)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 10:45 a.m.12:05 p.m.
MAA Project NExTYoung Mathematicians' Network Panel Discussion
Finding your next job.
Organizers:
Chawne M. Kimber, Lafayette College
David T. Kung, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Panelists:
Leigh Lunsford, University of AlabamaHuntsville
Lyn Miller, Slippery Rock University
Holly J. Rosson, St. Mary's College of Maryland

Thursday January 8, 2004, 10:45 a.m.12:05 p.m.
MAA Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics Panel Discussion
Undergraduate programs and courses in the mathematical sciences: A CUPM Curriculum Guide.
Organizers:
Harriet S. Pollatsek, Mount Holyoke College
Susan L. Ganter, Clemson University
Panelists:
William H. Barker, Bowdoin College
David M. Bressoud, Macalester College
Susanna Epp, DePaul University
Susan L. Ganter, Virginia Commonwealth University
Bill Haver, Virginia Commonwealth University

Thursday January 8, 2004, 10:45 a.m.12:05 p.m.
MAA CUPM Subcommittee on Curriculum Renewal Across the First Two Years Panel Discussion
Assessment in a refocused college algebra program.
Organizers:
Donald B. Small, U.S. Military Academy
Panelists:
Alex Fluellen, Clark Atlanta University
Laurette B. Foster, Prairie View A & M University
Bruce C. Crauder, Oklahoma State University
Moderators:
Norma Agrass, MiamiDade Community College

Thursday January 8, 2004, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
SIAM Invited Address
Coupled cell systems: A potpourri of theory and examples.
Martin Golubitsky*, University of Houston

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture II
Conformal invariants and partial differential equations. Part II.
SunYung Alice Chang*, Princeton University
(9935309)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, II
Organizers:
Tamara A. Burton, Rochester Institute of Technology
Michael J. Fisher, California State University, Fresno
Carl V. Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology narayan@mail.rit.edu

1:00 p.m.
Embeddings of Six Stick Loops.
Tom Bachmann*, Vassar College
Freddie Hayes, Vassar College
Ben Hummon, Vassar College
Heather Johnston, Vassar College
(993571643)

1:30 p.m.
On Formal Fibers of Integral Domains.
A Dundon, Pomona College
D Jensen*, Williams College
S. Loepp, Williams College
John Robert Provine, Harvard University
J Rodu, Williams College
(99313181)

2:00 p.m.
Double Bubbles in Other Universes.
Neil R Hoffman*, Williams Colllege
J. Corneli, University of Texas  Austin
G. Lee, Harvard
N. Leger, University of Texas  Austin
S. Moseley, Williams College
P Holt, Williams College
E Scheonfeld, Williams College
(99351309)

2:30 p.m.
Properties of Eccentric Sequences.
Laurel Evans*, Swarthmore College
Eden Hochbaum, Brown University
(99305374)

3:00 p.m.
Random Kneser Pairs.
Alexa Mater*, Reed College
Deanna Turk, University of Northern Colorado
(99305375)

3:30 p.m.
The number of ascending patterns in random permutations.
Carol Henley*, Trevecca Nazarene University
Daphne Williams, Clark Atlanta University
Laurel Evans, Swarthmore College
(99305785)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:20 p.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, IV
Organizers:
William H. Barker, Bowdoin College
Jerry L. Bona, University of Illinois at Chicago
Naomi Fisher, University of Illinois at Chicago ndfisher@uic.edu
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara
Bonnie Saunders, University of Illinois at Chicago

1:00 p.m.
Joaquin Bustoz and the SUMS program at Arizona State University.
Andrew Bremner*, Arizona State University
(99301999)

1:30 p.m.
Dr. Bustoz and the SUMS Institute at Arizona State University.
Katherine Sisulak*, SUMS/ASU
(993971148)

2:00 p.m.
The FarReaching Impact of Professor Joaquin Bustoz and the MathScience Honors Program: A Personal Testimony and Tribute.
Trachette L Jackson*, University of Michigan
(993971128)

2:30 p.m.
Personal Account and Impact of Educational Programs Initiated by Dr. Joaquin Bustoz.
Brian Alvarado*, SUMS Institute/ASU
(993971142)

3:00 p.m.
Perspectives on the career of Joaquin Bustoz and the SUMS program.
John N Mc Donald*, Arizona State University
(993971076)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Mathematical Modeling in Neuroscience, Biomedicine, Genetics, and Epidemiology, II
Organizers:
Steven M. Baer, Arizona State University
Ivo D. Dinov, University of California Los Angeles
Frank C. Hoppensteadt, Arizona State University
Hal L. Smith, Arizona State University halsmith@asu.edu

1:00 p.m.
Dynamics of a Neuronal Network with Inhibitory and Electrical Coupling.
David H. Terman*, Ohio State University
(993921296)

1:30 p.m.
Analysis of Pulse Sequences in solidstate Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.
Parthasarathy Srinivasan*, Florida State University
Zhehong Gan, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
J. R. Quine, Florida State University
(993921263)

2:00 p.m.
Modeling and noisesensitivity.
Rachel Kuske*, University of British Columbia
Steve Baer, Arizona State University
Malgorzata Klosek, NIH
(993601000)

2:30 p.m.
Discussion.

3:00 p.m.
Shortterm synaptic depression promotes phase maintenance in rhythmic neuronal networks.
Victoria Booth*, New Jersey Institute of Technology
(99392847)

3:30 p.m.
Modeling ActivityDependent Synapse Restructuring.
Diana W. Verzi*, San Diego State UniversityImperial Valley Campus
(99392490)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
GAMMSIAM Special Session on Coding, Geometry, and Hyperbolic Dynamics, I
Organizers:
Svetlana R. Katok, The Pennsylvania State University katok_s@math.psu.edu
Boris Hasselblatt, Tufts University

1:00 p.m.
Measure rigidity for higher rank hyperbolic actions.
Manfred L Einsiedler*, University of Washington
Anatole Katok, Penn State University
Elon Lindenstrauss, Clay Mathematics Institute
(99337358)

1:30 p.m.
Dynamics on homogeneous spaces and badly approximable vectors on fractals.
Dmitry Y Kleinbock*, Brandeis University
Barak Weiss, Ben Gurion University
(99337533)

2:00 p.m.
Distribution results for lattices in $SL(2, \Bbb Q_p)$.
Fran\c cois Ledrappier*, University of Notre Dame
Mark Pollicott, Manchester University
(99337672)

3:30 p.m.
Immersed NonFlat Strip on a Surface with No Conjugate Points.
Marlies Gerber*, Indiana University
(99353478)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Probability and Its Applications in Combinatorics and Algorithms, IV
Organizers:
Russell D. Lyons, Indiana University
Yuval Peres, University of California Berkeley peres@stat.berkeley.edu

1:00 p.m.
Discussion.

1:30 p.m.
Nonmonotonic outcomes in elections.
Anthony Quas*, University of Memphis
(993601417)

2:00 p.m.
On Random Points in the Unit Disk.
Catherine H Yan*, Texas A&M University
Xingde Jia, Southwest Texas State University
Robert Ellis, Texas A&M University
(99305137)

2:30 p.m.
Nonuniqueness of Gibbs Measures for transition functions.
Christopher Hoffman*, Universtiy of Washington
(993601328)

3:00 p.m.
Zeros of i.i.d. Gaussian power series.
Balint Virag*, University of Toronto
(993601618)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Discrete Dynamics and Difference Equations, IV
Organizers:
Saber N. Elaydi, Trinity University selaydi@trinity.edu
Jim M. Cushing, University of Arizona
Gerasimos Ladas, University of Rhode Island
James A. Yorke, University of Maryland, College Park

1:00 p.m.
Towards a theory of periodic difference equations.
Saber N Elaydi*, Trinity University
Robert J Sacker, University of Southern California
(99339248)

1:30 p.m.
Periodic Difference Equations, Population Biology and the CushingHenson Conjectures.
Saber Elaydi, Trinity University
Robert J Sacker*, University of Southern California
(99337469)

2:00 p.m.
Discrete Dynamical Systems Arising from Clustering and Associative Memory.
Jianhong Wu*, York University
(993391272)

2:30 p.m.
Dynamic Consistency: A Fundamental Principle for Constructing Discrete Models of Continuous Systems.
Ronald E. Mickens*, Clark Atlanta University
(99339174)

3:00 p.m.
Mandelbrot Sets for Matrix Rings: Tales of Binary and Ternary Number Systems.
Paul E Fishback*, Grand Valley State University
Matthew D Horton, UCSan Diego
(99337139)

3:30 p.m.
Sierpinski Curve Julia Sets.
Robert L. Devaney*, Boston University
(99337244)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Time Scales and Applications, III
Organizers:
Martin J. Bohner, University of Missouri at Rolla
Billur Kaymakcalan, Georgia Southern University
Allan C. Peterson, University of Nebraska apeterso@math.unl.edu

1:00 p.m.
Comparison and Oscillation Results for Linear Dynamic Equations.
Lynn H Erbe*, University of Nebraska
(993391186)

1:30 p.m.
Some Dynamic Inequalities.
Elvan AkinBohner*, University of MissouriRolla
(993391098)

2:00 p.m.
AskeyWilson Divided Operators and Basic Exponential Functions.
Andreas L. Ruffing*, Munich University of Technology
(993391032)

2:30 p.m.
Hybrid Fuzzy Systems on Time Scale.
M Sambandham*, Morehouse College
(993391167)

3:00 p.m.
When are the $\Delta$ and $\nabla$ derivatives adjoints of one another?
Kirsten R Messer*, Washington, DC
David R Pitts, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
(993391415)

3:30 p.m.
Uniqueness Implies Existence for ThreePoint Boundary Value Problems for Second Order Dynamic Equations.
Johnny Henderson, Baylor University
Christopher C. Tisdell, The University of New South Wales
William K.C. Yin*, LaGrange College
(993391145)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Partial Differential Equations and Applications, II
Organizers:
Xin Lu, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
YanWei Qi, University of California Santa Barbara
Weiqing Xie, California State Polytech University wxie@csupomona.edu
HongMing Yin, Washington State University

1:00 p.m.
Nonlinear evolution of an unstable fluid interface.
S. I. Abarzhi*, Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford Universit
(99376115)

1:30 p.m.
Elliptic boundary problems on curvilinear polygons.
Irina Mitrea*, Cornell University
(993451097)

2:00 p.m.
Focusing Solutions of Porous Medium Equations with Reaction.
Yuanwei Qi*, University of Central Florida
(99335993)

2:30 p.m.
The Inverse Scattering Problem for the Wave Equation in an Anisotropic TimeIndependent Medium in 2D at Fixed Energy.
Borislava Gutarts*, UCLA
(99335162)

3:00 p.m.
$\mathcal{H}^s$ Solutions for Nonlinear Schr\"odinger Equations with Potentials Superquadratic at Infinity.
Guoping Zhang*, Delaware State University
Fengshan Liu, Delaware State University
(99335189)

3:30 p.m.
Mathematical analysis for a problem from stress driven diffusion.
W. Xie*, California State Polytecnic University
(993351624)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Theory and Applications of Orthogonal Polynomials, IV
Organizers:
Mourad E. H. Ismail, University of South Florida ismail@math.usf.edu
Barry Simon, California Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
The Ten Martini Problem.
Joaquim Puig*, Universitat de Barcelona
(993371105)

2:00 p.m.
Jacobi matrices with unbounded coefficients at critical coupling.
David Damanik*, California Institute of Technology
Serguei Naboko, St. Petersburg University
(993471087)

3:00 p.m.
Zero Distribution of Orthogonal Polynomials over Regions and Curves.
Edward B. Saff*, Vanderbilt University
Erwin Mina, Vanderbilt University
(993411717)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on The Many Lives of Lattice Theory and the Theory of Ordered Sets, with Connections to Combinatorics, IV
Organizers:
Jonathan D. Farley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stefan E. Schmidt, New Mexico State University schmidt@nmsu.edu

1:00 p.m.
Sequential Classification on Partially Ordered Sets.
Curtis Tatsuoka*, George Washington University
Thomas Ferguson, UCLA
(993061408)

1:30 p.m.
B.F. Skinner's Box: Lattice Theory and the Psychology of Animals.
Vladimir Lefebvre*, School of Social Sciences, University of California at Irvine
(993061647)

2:00 p.m.
A Combinatorial Model of Ethnic Identity Change.
Kanchan Chandra*, M.I.T.
Cilanne Boulet, M.I.T.
(993051637)

2:30 p.m.
A Minimax Procedure for Negotiating Multilateral Treaties.
Steven J. Brams, New York University
D. Marc Kilgour*, Wilfrid Laurier University
M. Remzi Sanver, Istanbul Bilgi University
(993061217)

3:00 p.m.
Forming Stable Coalitions from Preferences over Coalition Partners.
Steven J Brams, New York University
Michael A Jones*, Montclair State University
D. Marc Kilgour, Wilfrid Laurier University
(993061092)

3:30 p.m.
Separable Discrete Preferences.
Jonathan K. Hodge*, Grand Valley State University
W. James Bradley, Calvin College
D. Marc Kilgour, Wilfrid Laurier University
(99306753)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometry and Combinatorics, III
Organizers:
Michael J. Falk, Northern Arizona University
EvaMaria Feichtner, ETH Zurich feichtne@math.ethz.ch
Dmitry N. Kozlov, Bern University

1:00 p.m.
On the EdelmanReiner conjecture.
Hiroaki Terao*, Tokyo Metropolitan University
(99332906)

1:30 p.m.
The Coxeter Complex for Shephard Groups.
Anne V Shepler*, University of North Texas
(993051163)

2:00 p.m.
Salvetti complexes as homotopy colimits.
Emanuele Delucchi*, ETH Zürich
(993521522)

2:30 p.m.
Resonance in positive characteristic and characteristic varieties of arrangements.
Michael J Falk*, Northern Arizona University
(993131275)

3:00 p.m.
The fundamental group and cohomology ring of the boundary of a line arrangement.
Daniel C. Cohen*, Louisiana State University
Alexander I. Suciu, Northeastern University
(993571305)

3:30 p.m.
On the decomposability of the holonomy Lie algebra of an arrangement.
Stefan Papadima, Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy
Alexander I. Suciu*, Northeastern University
(993521642)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Fixed Points: Theory and Application, I
Organizers:
Robert F. Brown, University of California Los Angeles
Mark S. Burgin, University of California Los Angeles mburgin@math.ucla.edu

1:00 p.m.
Bifurcation without compactness and applications.
Mario Umberto Martelli*, Claremont McKenna College
(99337176)

1:30 p.m.
Metric Fixed Point Theory in Geodesic Spaces.
W. A. Kirk*, University of Iowa
(99351207)

2:00 p.m.
Fuzzy Fixed Points in Banach Spaces.
Mark Burgin*, UCLA
(99346216)

2:30 p.m.
Extremal approximately convex functions and fixed points.
Stephen J Dilworth*, University of South Carolina
Ralph Howard, University of South Carolina
James W Roberts, University of South Carolina
(99326235)

3:00 p.m.
A Mann iteration sequence for approximating fixed points of continuous operators that are solutions of Variational Inequalities.
Jinlu Li*, Shawnee State University
(99347484)

3:30 p.m.
Minimal Numerical Radius Extensions of Operators.
Asuman G Aksoy*, Claremont McKenna College
Bruce Chalmers, University of CaliforniaRiverside
(99342754)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonstandard Methods, III
Organizers:
Matt Insall, University of Missouri at Rolla insall@umr.edu
Peter A. Loeb, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
David A. Ross, University of Hawaii

1:30 p.m.
Why were infinitesimals removed from the calculus curriculum?
Mark McKinzie*, Monroe Community College, SUNY
(993011581)

2:00 p.m.
On representation of dynamical systems on Lebesgue spaces by hyperfinite dynamical systems.
Yevgeniy I Gordon*, Eastern Illinois University
C Ward Henson, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Peter A Loeb, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(993281063)

2:30 p.m.
Skolem and Gödel: Missed Connections.
Martin D Davis*, Visitor, University of California, Berkeley
(993031017)

3:00 p.m.
Fully Relativized Internal Set Theory.
Karel Hrbacek*, City College of CUNY
(99303998)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#10: Part B
Teaching linear algebra with applications.
Organizers:
Gilbert Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#11: Part A
Developing your department's assessment plan.
Organizers:
William G. Marion, Valparaiso University
Bonnie Gold, Monmouth University

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#16: Part A
Getting students involved in undergraduate research.
Organizers:
Aparna W. Higgins, University of Dayton
Joseph A. Gallian, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Group Theory

1:00 p.m.
Topologically pure projectives.
Peter Loth*, Sacred Heart University
(99322253)

1:15 p.m.
Capability of some nilpotent products of cyclic $p$groups.
Arturo Magidin*, University of Montana
(9932069)

1:30 p.m.
Irreducible symplectic and orthogonal modules with finitely many orbits on totally isotropic subspaces.
W. Ethan Duckworth*, Rutgers University
(993201089)

1:45 p.m.
Almost Disjoint Central Sets.
Timothy J. Carlson, Ohio State University
Neil Hindman*, Howard University
Dona Strauss, University of Hull
(99320735)

2:00 p.m.
Aspects of computation with matrix groups.
Peter A Brooksbank*, The Ohio State University
(99320980)

2:15 p.m.
A Characterization of Permutable Subgroups of Direct Products.
Joseph Evan*, King's College
(993201153)

2:30 p.m.
Lie groups which cannot act like nonelementary convergence groups, A preliminary report.
Blake J Boursaw*, University of Minnesota
(993221638)

2:45 p.m.
Centralizers in Graph Products of Groups.
Donald A. Barkauskas*, Pacific University
(993201206)

3:00 p.m.
Constructing Minimal Length Representatives for Certain Elements in Thompson's Group.
Micah Israel Miller*, Bowdoin College
(993201426)

3:15 p.m.
Constructing Basic Algebras.
Thomas Rune Hoffman*, University of Arizona
(993201505)

3:30 p.m.
On Commutators in pgroups.
LuiseCharlotte Kappe*, SUNY at Binghamton
Robert F Morse, University of Evansville
(99320862)

3:45 p.m.
Weakened Lie groups in which the arc component of the identity is dense.
Jon W. Short*, Sam Houston State University
(993221579)

4:00 p.m.
Prox Groups.
Julie C Jones*, Sam Houston State University
(993221591)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Functional Analysis

1:00 p.m.
BanachStone theorems for Banach bundles.
Terje Hoim, Florida Atlantic University
D A Robbins*, Trinity College
(99346276)

1:15 p.m.
Monotonically complemented subspaces of $C[a,b]$.
M. P. Prophet*, University of Northern Iowa
D. Mupasiri, University of Northern Iowa
(993461300)

1:30 p.m.
Shift Operator on Spave of Continuous Functions on Compact Extremally Disconnected Spaces.
Minakshisundaram Rajagopalan*, Tennessee State University
(993461563)

1:45 p.m.
Tensor Products and DunfordPettis Sets.
Ioana Ghenciu*, University of North Texas
Paul W Lewis, University of North Texas
(993461409)

2:00 p.m.
The uncomplemented spaces $W(X,Y)$ and $K(X,Y)$.
Paul Lewis*, University of North Texas
(993461154)

2:15 p.m.
Strong Additivity in the Strong Operator Topology and in Banach Lattices.
Kimberly O. Muller*, University of North Texas
Paul W. Lewis, University of North Texas
(993461546)

2:30 p.m.
Determing Subspaces for Bounded Linear Operators.
Elizabeth M Bator*, University of North Texas
Rhonda Huettenmueller, University of North Texas
(993461556)

2:45 p.m.
Independence of Translates of a Multivariable Refinable Function.
Denise A Jacobs*, United States Military Academy
(993461568)

3:00 p.m.
On the cohomology of operator algebras.
AliAmir Husain*, Texas A&M University
(993461410)

3:15 p.m.
Baer Ordered Jordan Algebras.
Alexander A Katz*, St. John's University, NY
(993461406)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Analysis, II

1:00 p.m.
The question of equivalence for generalized Hausdorff matrices.
B. E. Rhoades*, Indiana University
(99340196)

1:15 p.m.
Generalizations of Lambert's series.
Thomas J. Osler*, Rowan University
(99340878)

1:30 p.m.
Infinite Series for Logarithms using Cyclotomic Polynomials and Generalized GaussianMersenne Primes.
Marc Chamberland*, Grinnell College
(993401267)

1:45 p.m.
A Multivariate Analogue of Hardy's Inequality for Hausdorff Means.
Constantine Georgakis*, DePaul University
(993401605)

2:00 p.m.
The Ces\`{a}ro submethod as an $\ell$$\ell$ summability matrix.
Jeffrey A. Osikiewicz*, Kent State University, Tuscarawas Campus
(993401667)

2:15 p.m.
On Estimates of Some Determinants and Rational Approximation.
Vasiliy Prokhorov*, University of South Alabama
(993411225)

2:30 p.m.
A class of nonnegative sums of exponential and trigonometric functions.
Valerio De Angelis*, Xavier University of Louisiana
(993411379)

2:45 p.m.
BurmannSeries Distributions and Approximation Operators.
Jerry P. King*, Lehigh University
(99341304)

3:00 p.m.
Asymptotic analysis of the Krawtchouk polynomials by the WKB method.
Diego Dominici*, SUNY New Paltz
(99341563)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Nonlinear Elasticity: Theory and Applications
Organizers:
Alain Goriely, University of Arizona
Michael Tabor, University of Arizona

1:00 p.m.
Global continuation and bifurcation in nonlinear elasticity.
Timothy J. Healey*, Department of Theoretical Applied Mechanics, Cornell University

1:45 p.m.
Theory of polymorphism in bacterial flagella.
Thomas R. Powers*, Department of Engineering, Brown University

2:30 p.m.
Sequencedependent elastic models of DNA.
Oscar Gonzalez*, University of Texas

3:15 p.m.
Growthinduced instability in exact elasticity.
Alain Goriely*, University of Arizona

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovations in Teaching Discrete Mathematics
Organizers:
William E. Fenton, Bellarmine University wfenton@bellarmine.edu
Nancy L. Hagelgans, Ursinus College

1:00 p.m.
{\em Discrete} Dynamical Systems.
James Andrew Walsh*, Oberlin College
(993K156)

1:15 p.m.
Mathematical Modeling with Discrete Dynamical Systems.
Richard D West*, Francis Marion University
William P Fox, Francis Marion University
(993K1459)

1:30 p.m.
Teaching Discrete Mathematics via Primary Historical Sources.
Jerry M Lodder*, New Mexico State University
(993K1875)

1:45 p.m.
Student Engagement in Discrete Mathematics.
Karrolyne E. Fogel*, California Lutheran University
(993K1468)

2:00 p.m.
Going Beyond the Basics: Creating and Inspiring Problem Solvers.
Alex J Heidenberg*, United States Military Academy
John Wasko, United States Military Academy
(993K11274)

2:15 p.m.
CommunityBased Projects in a Discrete Mathematics Course.
Linda McGuire*, Muhlenberg College
(993K1251)

2:30 p.m.
Linking Discrete Mathematics with Computer & Information Technology.
Morteza ShafiiMousavi*, Indiana University South Bend
Paul Kochanowski, Indiana Univercity South Bend
(993K1203)

2:45 p.m.
Discussion

3:00 p.m.
Discrete Mathematics TI89 Calculator Projects.
Jean M Horn*, Northern Virginia Community College  Woodbridge
Paul K Horn, University of Wisconsin  Madison
Toni T Robertson, Woodbridge, Virginia
(993K1218)

3:15 p.m.
Maple Activities for the Discrete Math Course.
Kate G. McGivney*, Shippensburg University
(993K1456)

3:30 p.m.
Incorporating technology in the teaching of Discrete Mathematics.
Richard M. Grassl*, University of Northern Colorado
(993K1760)

3:45 p.m.
Induction proofs with Flash.
J. Winston Crawley*, Shippensburg University
Douglas E. Ensley, Shippensburg Univeristy
(993K1432)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
MAA Session on Initiating and Sustaining Undergraduate Research Projects and Programs
Organizers:
James A. Davis, University of Richmond jdavis@richmond.edu
Joel S. Foisy, State University of New York

1:00 p.m.
Undergraduate Research at Mount Holyoke College.
Harriet Pollatsek*, Mount Holyoke College
Margaret M. Robinson, Mount Holyoke College
(993L11344)

1:30 p.m.
Starting an Undergraduate Research Program.
Julie C Jones*, Sam Houston State University
Jacqueline A Jensen, Sam Houston State University
(993L1340)

2:00 p.m.
Undergraduate Research Courses at Ithaca College.
David A Brown*, Ithaca College
Osman Yurekli, Ithaca College
(993L1314)

2:30 p.m.
The Towson University Applied Mathematics Laboratory.
Mike O'Leary*, Towson University
(993L1312)

3:00 p.m.
Fostering Student Research in Mathematical Biology.
Thomas Q Sibley*, St. John's University
(993L1172)

3:30 p.m.
Deepening Understanding Mathematics Through Projectbased Study.
Bin Lu*, California State University
(993L11629)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathlets for Teaching and Learning Mathematics
Organizers:
David M. Strong, Pepperdine University david.strong@pepperdine.edu
Thomas E. Leathrum, Jacksonville State University
Joe Yanik, Emporia State University

1:00 p.m.
Group Explorer  Visualization Software in the Abstract Algebra Classroom.
Nathan C. Carter*, Indiana University
Brad A. Emmons, Utica College
(993M1538)

1:20 p.m.
A Greater Tantalizer.
Andrew J Simoson*, King College
(993M143)

1:40 p.m.
Building Bridges and Digging Ditches.
Thomas W Mattman, Cal. State Univ., Chico
Neil Portnoy*, SUNY, Stony Brook
(993M168)

2:00 p.m.
Using Term Rewriting Systems in Algebra.
Jeffrey W Clark*, Elon University
(993M1211)

2:20 p.m.
zMap: Exploring Complex Functions.
Bert Wachsmuth*, Seton Hall University
Robert Moore, Seton Hall University
(993M1440)

2:40 p.m.
Java applets for the chaos game.
Robert L. Devaney*, Boston University
(993M1233)

3:00 p.m.
Some Observations on Internationalizing Mathlets.
Thomas E Leathrum*, Jacksonville State Univ.
(993M1608)

3:20 p.m.
A Modular Approach to Writing ASP/JavaScript Mathlets.
Mark E Gruenwald*, University of Evansville
(993M1435)

3:40 p.m.
Calculus Applets with Online Exercises.
Charles E Oelsner*, Manlius Pebble Hill School
(993M1212)

4:00 p.m.
Teaching 3Dimensional High School Geometry With Animation.
Kevin C Dietzler*, Saint Joseph's University
Stephen Cooper, Saint Joseph's University
(993M1149)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Math and the Arts, I
Organizers:
Ann Robertson, Connecticut College arob@conncoll.edu
John M. Sullivan, University of Illinois, Urbana
Reza Sarhangi, Towson University
Nathaniel A. Friedman, State University of New York, Albany

1:00 p.m.
Sculptural Variations of an Annular Region.
Nathaniel A. Friedman*, Univ. at Albany
(993O1870)

1:20 p.m.
Computer Sculpture Without Computers: Artificial Life Algorithms In Creating Modular Form.
Stephen J Luecking*, DePaul University
(993O1357)

1:40 p.m.
The Topology of Celtic Knot Designs.
Gwen Fisher, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Blake Mellor*, Loyola Marymount University
(993O1344)

2:00 p.m.
Pattern and Symmetry in the Basketry of Botswana.
Douglas E. Norton*, Villanova University
(993O11019)

2:20 p.m.
The Geometrical Structure of Portal and Window Grilles of La Mezquita.
B. L. Bodner*, Monmouth University
(993O1197)

2:35 p.m.
Break

3:00 p.m.
Polynomiography: Visualization of Polynomials.
Bahman Kalantari*, Rutgers University
(993O11118)

3:20 p.m.
Counting of the Art of James Mai.
Daylene Zielinski*, Bellarmine University
(993O1367)

3:40 p.m.
Mathematical Paintings: Clark Richert.
Carla E Farsi*, University of Colorado
(993O1780)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.2:40 p.m.
MAA Session on Strategies that Work to Positively Change Student Attitudes Toward Mathematics, I
Organizers:
Caren L. Diefenderfer, Hollins University cdiefenderfer@hollins.edu
Janet L. Anderson, Hope College
Elizabeth G. Yanik, Emporia State University

1:00 p.m.
College Algebra Done Discretely.
Warren P. Koepp*, Univ. of TexasPermian Basin
(993Y1534)

1:15 p.m.
Assignments that count: a short project strategy to encourage mathematical discussion and thought.
R. Travis Kowalski*, Colorado College
(993Y1403)

1:30 p.m.
Keeping the Doors Open: Service Learning in Linear Algebra.
John B. Fink*, Kalamazoo College
(993Y1273)

1:45 p.m.
Improving Student Attitudes, Achievement, and Retention in FirstYear Calculus.
Joy Moore*, University of Cincinnati
(993Y1326)

2:00 p.m.
A Seminar for Starting Math Majors on the Right Foot.
Gail P Greene, Indiana Wesleyan University
Melvin G Royer*, Indiana Wesleyan University
(993Y1572)

2:15 p.m.
Achieving a Department Climate that Attracts Majors.
Teri J Murphy*, University of Oklahoma
(993Y1409)

2:30 p.m.
Are we Losing the Best and Keeping the Rest? A Discussion of Advanced Undergraduates' Mathematical Abilities, Attitudes, and Understanding of Research Mathematics.
Timothy P FukawaConnelly*, University of Maryland, College Park
(993Y11285)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, IV
Organizers:
Laura J. Wallace, California State University, San Bernardino wallace@csusb.edu
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Gary W. Towsley, SUNY at Geneseo
Michael A. Jones, Montclair State University
Shawnee L. McMurran, California State University at San Bernardino

1:00 p.m.
Using WebBased Activities in a Quantitative Literacy Course.
Cathleen ZuccoTeveloff*, Trinity College
(993Z120)

1:15 p.m.
It's a Web of Design...It's WebAssign.
Mary Joyce Plott*, High Point University
Karen O'Hara, High Point University
(993Z11604)

1:30 p.m.
Interactive Modules for Precalculus and College Algebra.
Paul A Sundheim*, University of Wisconsin
(993Z11602)

1:45 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Labs in College Precalculus.
Sofia Agrest*, College of Charleston
Debby Jeter, College of Charleston
(993Z11599)

2:15 p.m.
Incorporating Online Testing and Tutorials in the Calculus Curriculum: Helping Students Become More Self Directed Learners.
Nathan Smith*, University of Texas at Tyler
Lesa Beverly, University of Texas at Tyler
Cameron Sawyer, Southwestern University
(993Z11312)

2:30 p.m.
Dispelling the Myth that Mathematics is Easier Online.
Denise J LeGrand*, UALR
(993Z1629)

2:45 p.m.
Interactive Course Syllabi.
Ronald W DeGray*, Saint Joseph College
(993Z1539)

3:00 p.m.
Supplementing a Mathematics Course with an Online Homework System.
Michael B Scott*, Kansas State University
(993Z1477)

3:15 p.m.
An Innovative Computational Science Curriculum.
Ignatios E Vakalis*, Capital University
(993Z1346)

3:30 p.m.
Persistent Patterns and Decay of Variance in Fluid Mixing.
Weijiu Liu*, MIT
George Haller, MIT
(993Z147)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on WeBWorK, a WebBased Homework System, I
Organizers:
Michael E. Gage, University of Rochester gage@math.rochester.edu
Arnold K. Pizer, University of Rochester
Vicki Roth, University of Rochester
Jeffrey J. Holt, University of Virginia
John W. Jones, Arizona State University

1:00 p.m.
WeBWorK2: Playing nicely with others.
Michael E Gage*, University of Rochester
Sam Hathaway, University of Rochester
(993Z2920)

1:30 p.m.
Adaptation of WeBWorK to College Algebra at Radford University.
Coreen L Mett*, Radford University
Neil Sigmon, Radford University
(993Z2864)

2:00 p.m.
AiM, a CAS based homework system.
Michael Fraboni*, Moravian College
(993Z2858)

2:30 p.m.
Successes and failures in setting up webwork courses.
Richard E. Bayne*, Howard University
(993Z21151)

3:00 p.m.
Statistical Assessment of WeBWorK for College Algebra Classes.
Angelo Segalla*, California State University, Long Beach
Alan Safer, California State University, Long Beach
(993Z21587)

3:30 p.m.
Assessing Student Responses to WeBWorK: The Connection between Answer Patterns and Course Performance.
Vicki J. Roth*, University of Rochester
(993Z2783)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Mathematics education in a research intensive department: What makes it work?
Organizers:
David A. Gay, University of Arizona
Deborah Hughes Hallett, University of Arizona
William G. McCallum, University of Arizona
Fred Stevenson, University of Arizona
Panelists:
Marilyn P. Carlson, Arizona State University
Jim Lewis, University of NebraskaLincoln
Joan R. Leitzel, MSEB
William G. McCallum, University of Arizona
Fred Stevenson, University of Arizona

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
MAA Project NExT Panel Discussion
Technology and the mathematics major.
Organizers:
Ioana Mihaila, California State Polytechnic University at Pomona
Panelists:
Bernard W. Banks, California State Polytechnic University at Pomona
Robert J. Lopez, RoseHulman Institute of Technology and Waterloo Maple
Olympia E. Nicodemi, State University of New York, Geneseo
Kathleen G. Snook, Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Successful activities for a Math Club.
Organizers:
Jennifer M. McNulty, University of Montana
Janet C. Woodland, University of Arkansas
Panelists:
Jean Bee Chan, Sonoma State University
J. Douglas Faires, Youngstown State University
Donna L. Flint, South Dakota State University
Philip K. Hotchkiss, Westfield State College
Timothy R. Ray, Southeast Missouri State University
Robert S. Smith, Miami University

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:15 p.m.2:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Calculus of Variations

1:15 p.m.
General convergence analysis for twostep projection methods and applications to variational problems.
Ram U. Verma*, Toledo, OH
(993491521)

1:30 p.m.
Nonlinear Pseudococoercive Variational Problems and Projection Methods.
Ram N Mohapatra*, University of Central Florida
Ram U. Verma, International Publications
(993491696)

1:45 p.m.
Tangent Cones of Epigraphs, Hypographs, and Graphs.
Doug E. Ward*, Miami University
(993491202)

2:00 p.m.
Pattern search methods for linearly constrained minimization in the presence of degeneracy.
Olga A. Brezhneva*, IMA, University of Minnesota
J. E. Dennis Jr., Rice University
(993491702)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#6: Part A
Using interactive labs to explore abstract algebra topics.\break N.B. Thursday, 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.: Mathematica tutorial.
Organizers:
Allen C. Hibbard, Central College
Kenneth M. Levasseur, University of Massachusetts at Lowell

Thursday January 8, 2004, 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Project NExTYoung Mathematicians Network Poster Session
Organizers:
Kevin E. Charlwood, Washburn University
Kenneth A. Ross, University of Oregon

Thursday January 8, 2004, 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM)
Organizers:
Murli Gupta, George Washington University

Thursday January 8, 2004, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
AMS Invited Address
Network games and approximation algorithms.
Eva Tardos*, Cornell University
(9930518)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 2:40 p.m.4:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Statistics Education Panel Discussion
The undergraduate mathematical statistics sequence.
Organizers:
Carolyn K. Cuff, Westminster College
Panelists:
Matthew J. Hassett, ASA, AdvancePCS
Elliot A. Tanis, Hope College
Douglas A. Wolfe, The Ohio State University
Deborah Nolan, University of California Berkeley
Moderators:
Allan J. Rossman, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo

Thursday January 8, 2004, 2:40 p.m.4:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics Panel Discussion
The history of applications in teaching undergraduate mathematics: 19502000.
Organizers:
Joseph Malkevitch, York College, CUNY
Walter Meyer, Adelphi University
Jack Winn, SUNY at Farmingdale
Panelists:
Peter D. Lax, Courant Institute
Donald W. Bushaw, University of Washington at Pullman
Chandler Davis, University of Toronto
Andrew M. Gleason, Harvard University
Daniel P. Maki, Indiana University

Thursday January 8, 2004, 3:20 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Retiring Presidential Address
Mathematics, mathematicians, and mathematics education.
Hyman Bass*, University of Michigan
(9939717)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 4:25 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Joint Prize Session and Reception

Thursday January 8, 2004, 5:45 p.m.6:45 p.m.
SIGMAA on Environmental Mathematics Business Meeting and Invited Address
Organizers:
Ben Fusaro, Florida State University

Thursday January 8, 2004, 5:45 p.m.6:45 p.m.
SIGMAA on Statistics Education
2004 business meeting and swap session.
Organizers:
Carolyn K. Cuff, Westminster College

Thursday January 8, 2004, 5:45 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA Video Presentations
``Only Four Colors" {\em and} ``An Introduction to Topology".
Organizers:
Robin Wilson, The Open University

Thursday January 8, 2004, 5:45 p.m.7:45 p.m.
Web SIGMAA Panel Discussion and Inaugural Business Meeting.
Organizers:
Kirby A. Baker, UCLA
Marcelle Bessman, Jacksonville University

Thursday January 8, 2004, 5:45 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Lehigh University Reception for Friends and Graduates

Thursday January 8, 2004, 5:45 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA TwoYear College Reception

Thursday January 8, 2004, 5:45 p.m.7:45 p.m.
NSA Women in Mathematics Society (WIMS)
Annual networking session. Stop by the NSA booth \#203205 for the suite location at the Wyndham Hotel.

Thursday January 8, 2004, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Alumni Reception for the University of Chicago's Mathematics Department

Thursday January 8, 2004, 6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Association of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Mathematicians Reception

Thursday January 8, 2004, 6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
The Ohio State University Friends and Alumni Reception
Organizers:
Rhonda Bucy, bucy@math.ohiostate.edu
Peter March, march@math.ohiostate.edu

Thursday January 8, 2004, 6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
MER Banquet

Thursday January 8, 2004, 7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics

Thursday January 8, 2004, 8:15 p.m.9:45 p.m.
Knitting Circle
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