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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
Wednesday January 7, 2004

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

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 7:30 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Employment Center

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 7:40 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Uses of the WWW that Enrich and Promote Learning, I
Organizers:
Marcelle Bessman, Jacksonville University mbessma@ju.edu
Marcia P. Birken, Rochester Institute of Technology
Mary L. Platt, Salem State College
Brian E. Smith, McGill University

7:40 a.m.
Appropriate Use of Web Materials in Math Classes.
Ping Wang*, Penn State University
Michael Gallis, Penn State University
(993C1297)

8:00 a.m.
Student Use of and Benefit From an Online Preparation Website For a Qualifying Exams.
Jeff A Suzuki*, Bard College
(993C1256)

8:20 a.m.
Webbased Graphing Tutorial.
Evelyn C Bailey, Oxford College of Emory University
Fang Chen*, Oxford College of Emory University
(993C1556)

8:40 a.m.
Loading the Bases: Teaching a Statistics Course With the WWW, the Smart Board, and Baseball.
Michael R Huber*, United States Military Academy
Gabriel Costa, United States Military Academy
(993C1222)

9:00 a.m.
Online Interactive Workshops: Communications Software and MathDL Resources.
Lawrence C. Moore*, Duke University
David A. Smith, Durham, NC
Frank Wattenberg, US Military Academy
(993C1159)

9:20 a.m.
Using the World Wide Web to Disseminate Focused, Compressed Video Tutorials.
Brian H. Felkel*, Appalachian State University
Richard E. Klima, Appalachian State University
William C. Bauldry, Appalachian State University
Eric S. Marland, Appalachian State University
Mary Beth Searcy, Appalachian State University
(993C1180)

9:40 a.m.
Webbased exploration of discrete mathematics concepts.
Doug Ensley*, Shippensburg University
Carolyn Dahl, Shippensburg University
(993C1166)

10:00 a.m.
Improving Calculus and Linear Algebra Pedagogy using Multiple Web Based Computer Tools.
Thomas R. Hagedorn*, The College of New Jersey
Karen Clark, The College of New Jersey
(993C1580)

10:20 a.m.
A webbased tool for creating practice calculus exams.
Mark R. Woodard*, Furman University
(993C1298)

10:40 a.m.
Using \em{JavaSketchpad} to Create Interactive Geometry Webpages.
Catherine A. Gorini*, Maharishi University of Management
(993C1349)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, I
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.
An overview of strategies for utilizing CUPM Guide 2004, and a closer look at two.
Harriet Pollatsek*, Mount Holyoke College
(993971356)

8:30 a.m.
Using the Illustrative Resources, I.
David M Bressoud*, Macalester College
(993971299)

9:00 a.m.
Using the Illustrative Resources, II.
William E Haver*, Virginia Commonwealth University
(993971316)

9:30 a.m.
Making Mathematics Intellectually Enlivening.
Michael Starbird*, The University of Texas at Austin
(993971396)

10:00 a.m.
Panel Discussion on Improving Undergraduate Mathematics Programs: Utilizing the CUPM Curriculum Guide 2004.
William Barker*, Bowdoin College
David Bressoud, Macalester College
William Haver, Virginia Commonwealth University
Harriet Pollatsek, Mt. Holyoke College
Michael Starbird, University of Texas at Austin
(993971653)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Infinite Combinatorics and Inner Model Theory, I
Organizers:
Matthew D. Foreman, University of California Irvine mforeman@math.uci.edu
Martin Zeman, University of California Irvine

8:00 a.m.
The Proper Forcing Axiom implies all gammes in L(R) are determined.
John R Steel*, University of California, Berkeley
(993031282)

9:00 a.m.
Forcing, combinatorics and inner models.
William J. Mitchell*, University of Florida
(993031698)

9:30 a.m.
The Canonical Function Game.
Paul B. Larson*, Miami University
(993031040)

10:00 a.m.
Almost isometric embeddings of metric spaces in the set theoretic lense.
Menachem Kojman*, Ben Gurion Unviersitry of the Negev
(993031107)

10:30 a.m.
More on nontame mice from CH and an $\omega_1$dense ideal on $\omega_1$.
Richard O Ketchersid*, University of North Texas
(993031431)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Celestial Mechanics, I
Organizers:
Samuel R. Kaplan, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Gareth E. Roberts, College of the Holy Cross groberts@radius.holycross.edu

8:00 a.m.
Bifurcations out of the eight.
Richard Montgomery*, University of California Santa CRuz
(99370764)

9:00 a.m.
Connecting orbits and invariant manifolds in the spatial threebody problem.
Shane D. Ross*, Caltech
(993371680)

9:30 a.m.
Rethinking central configurations.
Donald G. Saari*, University of California, Irvine
(993701493)

10:00 a.m.
Some Counterexamples to a Generalized Saari's Conjecture.
Gareth E Roberts*, College of the Holy Cross
(993701586)

10:30 a.m.
Characterization of Instabilities in the Tidal Deformation of a Planetary Body.
Sarah E. Frey*, University of Arizona
(993741144)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics in Natural Resource Modeling, I
Organizers:
Catherine A. Roberts, College of the Holy Cross croberts@holycross.edu
Suzanne M. Lenhart, University of Tennessee

8:00 a.m.
Chaos in ecosystem dynamics: the role of the strong Allee effect.
Andrew Y Morozov*, University of California, Riverside
Sergei V Petrovskii, Russian Academy of Sciences
BaiLian Li, University of California, Riverside
(99335896)

8:30 a.m.
Competition in TwoDimensional Heterogeneous Environments.
Daniel L Kern*, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Aurelia Minut, Rochester Institute of Technology
(993351248)

9:00 a.m.
Spatial Control of Harvesting on a Metapopulation Model.
Rene A. Salinas*, University of Tennessee
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee
Louis J. Gross, University of Tennessee
(99392696)

9:30 a.m.
Risk Averse Approaches to Resource Exploration Modeling.
Ben G Fitzpatrick*, Loyola Marymount University
(993911095)

10:00 a.m.
Optimal Harvesting of a Fish Population modeling by a Parabolic PDE.
Hem Raj Joshi*, Xavier University
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee
Mike G. Neubert, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
(99349915)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Discrete Dynamics and Difference Equations, I
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

8:30 a.m.
Multiple Attractors in AgeStructured Population Models.
AbdulAziz Yakubu*, Howard University
(99392308)

9:00 a.m.
Equilibrium and nonequilibrium attractors for a discrete, selectionmigration model.
James F Selgrade*, North Carolina State University
James H Roberds, USDA Forest Service
(993921326)

9:30 a.m.
Some new oscillation results for a class of a neutral difference equations.
S. Elizabeth, Peryiar University
John R. Graef*, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
P. Sundaram, Kandaswami Kandar's College
E. Thandapani, Peryiar University
(99339625)

10:00 a.m.
Anatomy of a chaotic attractor: subtle modelpredicted patterns revealed in biological population data.
Aaron A. King*, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee
R. F. Costantino, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
S. M. Henson, Andrews University
J. M. Cushing, University of Arizona
R. A. Desharnais, California State University, Los Angeles
Brian Dennis, University of Idaho
(99392611)

10:30 a.m.
Difference equations from discretization of continuous epidemic models with immigration of infectives.
Sophia R.J. Jang*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Saber Elaydi, Trinity University
(99339527)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Time Scales and Applications, I
Organizers:
Martin J. Bohner, University of Missouri at Rolla
Billur Kaymakcalan, Georgia Southern University
Allan C. Peterson, University of Nebraska apeterso@math.unl.edu

8:00 a.m.
Boundedness and uniqueness of solutions to dynamic equations on time scales.
Allan C. Peterson*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Chris C. Tisdell, The University of New South Wales
(99339191)

8:30 a.m.
Evenorder delta nabla boundary value problems.
Douglas R. Anderson*, Concordia College
(99334105)

9:00 a.m.
From Wound Healing to the West Nile Virus: Time Scale Applications.
Diana M Thomas*, Montclair State University
(993371042)

9:30 a.m.
Maximum principles for a family of nonlocal boundary value problems.
Paul W Eloe*, University of Dayton
(99334951)

10:00 a.m.
High Gain Adaptive Stabilization for Linear Dynamic Systems on Time Scales.
John M Davis*, Baylor University
(993931376)

10:30 a.m.
Stability for Time Varying Linear Dynamic Systems on Time Scales.
Jeffrey J. DaCunha*, Baylor University
(993391277)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Theory and Applications of Orthogonal Polynomials, I
Organizers:
Mourad E. H. Ismail, University of South Florida ismail@math.usf.edu
Barry Simon, California Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
Tridiagonal pairs and finite dimensional $U_q({\widehat {sl}}_2)$modules.
Paul M Terwilliger*, University of WisconsinMadison
Tatsuro Ito, Kanazawa University
(993331538)

9:00 a.m.
Three qHermite polynomials.
Dennis W Stanton*, University of Minnesota
(993331378)

10:00 a.m.
Generating functions for moments of orthogonal polynomials.
Ira M. Gessel*, Brandeis University
Jiang Zeng, University of Lyon, I
(99333902)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Topological Dynamics and Ergodic Theory, I
Organizers:
Alica Miller, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign amiller@math.uiuc.edu
Joseph Rosenblatt, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign

8:00 a.m.
Some recent links of topological transformation groups with geometric functional analysis and Ramsey theory.
Vladimir Pestov*, University of Ottawa
(99337601)

9:00 a.m.
Polynomial Averages Converge to the Product of Integrals.
Nikos Frantzikinakis*, Penn State University
Bryna Kra, Penn State University
(993371031)

9:30 a.m.
Almost everywhere convergence of series in Ergodic Theory.
Ciprian Demeter*, University of Illinois
(993371333)

10:00 a.m.
Proximality, regional proximality, and a combination.
Joseph Auslander*, University of Maryland
(99337842)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on The Many Lives of Lattice Theory and the Theory of Ordered Sets, with Connections to Combinatorics, I
Organizers:
Jonathan D. Farley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stefan E. Schmidt, New Mexico State University schmidt@nmsu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Tamari lattices in types $A$, $B$, and $D$.
Hugh R. Thomas*, Fields Institute
(993061446)

8:30 a.m.
Free Triangle Orders, Comparability Invariants, and Graph Theoretic Questions.
Barry A Balof*, Whitman College
Kenneth P. Bogart, Dartmouth College
(993061028)

9:00 a.m.
The Perkins semigroup has coNPcomplete termequivalence problem.
Steven W Seif*, University of Kentucky
(993061353)

9:30 a.m.
Branch Products.
David K Milovich*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(993061690)

10:00 a.m.
Geometry of Data Tables.
Tim B. Kaiser, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Stefan E. Schmidt*, Phoenix Mathematical Systems Modeling, Inc.
(993061350)

10:30 a.m.
Finding Lattices in Responses to Public Opinion Surveys: Theory, Method, and Examples.
James A Wiley*, San Francisco State University
(993061395)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Coding and DesignTheoretic Applications of Polynomials, I
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.
Irreducible Polynomials Over $GF(2)$ Which Divide No Trinomials.
Solomon W. Golomb*, University of Southern California
(993121018)

9:00 a.m.
The Covering Radius of BCH Codes  a Polynomial Method.
Ralf Franken*, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Stephen D Cohen, University of Glasgow, Scotland
(99312133)

9:30 a.m.
Value sets of polynomials and permutation polynomials over finite fields.
Pinaki Das*, Penn State Altoona
(99311575)

10:00 a.m.
Mutual Irreducibility of Certain Polynomials over Finite Fields.
Daniel Panario*, Carleton University
Michael Dewar, Carleton University
(993121139)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometry and Combinatorics, I
Organizers:
Michael J. Falk, Northern Arizona University
EvaMaria Feichtner, ETH Zurich feichtne@math.ethz.ch
Dmitry N. Kozlov, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

8:00 a.m.
Lower bounds in enumerative real algebraic geometry from signimbalanced posets.
Frank Sottile*, University of Massachusettts/ MSRI
Evgenia Soprunova, University of Massachusetts
(993141402)

8:30 a.m.
From nice ideals to nice initial complexes.
Aldo Conca, University of Genoa
Serkan Hosten*, San Francisco State University
Rekha R. Thomas, University of Washington
(993131540)

9:00 a.m.
The Combinatorics of Rigid Molecules: the Molecular Conjecture and Protein Rigidity.
Walter J. Whiteley*, York University
(99352691)

9:30 a.m.
Quotients of spheres by tori.
Edward Swartz*, Cornell University
(993571229)

10:00 a.m.
A Discrete Homotopy Theory for Graphs: New Results.
Shelly Smith*, Arizona State University
(99305124)

10:30 a.m.
Tropical Convexity.
Mike Develin, American Institute of Mathematics
Bernd Sturmfels*, University of California at Berkeley
(99305261)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Conformal Geometry, I
Organizers:
Jie Qing, University of California Santa Cruz qing@cats.ucsc.edu
Yu Yuan, University of Washington, Seattle

8:30 a.m.
Combinatorial curvature flow methods and PDE.
David A Glickenstein*, University of Arizona
(993511364)

9:00 a.m.
Existence of Solutions of Dirichlet problems of the Prescribed Mean Curvature Equation on Unbounded Domains.
Zhiren Jin*, Wichita State University
(99335836)

9:30 a.m.
The decomposition of Riemannian invariants that are conformally invariant under integration.
Spyros Alexakis*, Princeton University
(993511070)

10:00 a.m.
Bernstein type results for special Lagrangian equations.
Yu Yuan*, University of Washington
(993581676)

10:30 a.m.
Singularities in Conformal Geometry: from PDE to Topology.
Maria del Mar Gonzalez*, Princeton University
(993531033)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations

8:00 a.m.
On asymptotic representation of solutions of the fourth Painlev\'{e} equation.
Youmin Lu, Bloomsburg University
Zhoude Shao*, Millersville University
(99334134)

8:15 a.m.
Solutions to Polynomial System of Differential Equations.
David C. Carothers*, James Madison University
G. Edgar Parker, James Madison University
James S. Sochacki, James Madison University
Debra A. Warne, James Madison University
Paul G. Warne, James Madison University
(99334913)

8:30 a.m.
An Explicit APriori Error Bound for the Taylor Polynomial Approximation to the Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations.
Dave C Carothers, James Madison University
G Edgar Parker, James Madison University
James S Sochacki, James Madison University
Debra A Warne, James Madison University
Paul G Warne*, James Madison University
(99334677)

8:45 a.m.
An Existence Theorem for Hamiltonian Systems Derived from Optimal Controls.
Lianwen Wang*, Central Missouri State University
(99334637)

9:00 a.m.
Hybrid Combat models.
Seenith Sivasundaram*, EmbryRiddle
(99334912)

9:15 a.m.
Break.

9:30 a.m.
On the Solvability for Parabolic Equations in Anisotropic Spaces.
Mart\'in Lopez Morales*, Monterrey Institute of Technology
(99335880)

9:45 a.m.
Best approximation of a ${\gamma}$monogenic function in certain Sobolev spaces.
Dejenie A Lakew*, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
(99335100)

10:00 a.m.
Spectral properties of the polyharmonic operator with a limitperiodic potential in two dimensions.
Yulia Karpeshina, University of Alabama at Birmingham
YoungRan Lee*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(993351578)

10:15 a.m.
Taylor Series Solution of LaneEmden Type Equations.
Asai Asaithambi*, Saint Louis University
(99365129)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Real and Complex Analysis

8:00 a.m.
Functions having intermediate value property.
K Muthuvel*, UWOshkosh
(993261362)

8:15 a.m.
Conditions Which Imply Continuity.
Zbigniew Piotrowski, Youngstown State University
Robert W Vallin*, Slippery Rock University
(99326550)

8:30 a.m.
Haar Functions and Sampling Expansions.
Nasser Dastrange*, Buena Vista University
(99326954)

8:45 a.m.
Opial type inequalities involving fractional derivatives of two functions and applications.
George A Anastassiou*, University of Memphis
(9932639)

9:00 a.m.
A Dini Condition.
J Namazi*, Fairleigh Dickinson University
(9932874)

9:15 a.m.
Applying Concentration Theory to Composition Operators.
Brian P Kelly*, U. of Louisiana at Monroe
(9933095)

9:30 a.m.
Some Generalizations involving the Polar Derivative for an Inequality of Paul Tur\'an.
G. N. McTume*, Ferris State University
N. K. Govil, Auburn University
(99330623)

9:45 a.m.
The best possible quadratic refinement of Sendov's conjecture.
Michael J Miller*, Le Moyne College
(99330522)

10:00 a.m.
An area and length condition that holds at almost every boundary point of a Jordan domain having a quasiconformal boundary.
John T Marafino*, James Madison University
(99330536)

10:15 a.m.
The generalized Noor integral operator and a class of analytic functions.
Yi Ling*, Delaware State University
Fengshan Liu, Delaware State University
(99330640)

10:30 a.m.
Constructions of Multiplicative Periodic Functions on $C\backslash{0}$.
Ioana Mihaila*, Cal Poly Pomona
(993301271)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Algebra, I

8:15 a.m.
The role of valuation theory in algebraic geometry: local uniformization theorems.
Laura Ghezzi*, University of MissouriColumbia
(99313306)

8:30 a.m.
Some computational work on bounding multiplicities.
Christopher A. Francisco*, Cornell University
(99313671)

8:45 a.m.
Finite representation type and directsum cancellation.
Ryan Karr*, Florida Atlantic University
(99313723)

9:00 a.m.
A new class of finite commutative rings.
Thomas Craven, University of Hawaii
Monika Vo*, Saint Leo University
(99313773)

9:15 a.m.
Classification of Toralgebras Associated with Gorenstein Resolutions of Length Four.
Carrie E Finch*, University of South Carolina
Sara Gabrielli, University of South Carolina
Andrew R. Kustin, University of South Carolina
Mary Ellen Kustin,
Frank Sanacory, University of South Carolina
William H. Streyer, University of South Carolina
Adela Vraciu, University of South Carolina
Brooks Willet, University of South Carolina
Jim Work, University of South Carolina
(993131159)

9:30 a.m.
Break.

9:45 a.m.
Reflection Groups and Semigroup Algebras in Multiplicative Invariant Theory.
Mohammed S Tesemma*, Temple University
(993131189)

10:00 a.m.
Some Commutativity Theorems for Subweakly Periodic Rings.
Amber Rosin*, Cal Poly Pomona
(993161504)

10:15 a.m.
Presentations of monomial algebras and uniserial modules.
Ahmad Mojiri*, Wilfrid Laurier University
(993161711)

10:30 a.m.
Using orbits and Young Tableaux to compute type A fusion rules.
Omar D Saldarriaga*, Binghamton University
(99316978)

10:45 a.m.
On some nonnoetherian algebras of finite GelfandKirillov dimension.
Melanie B Butler*, Temple University
(993161045)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Applications of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems
Organizers:
Eric J. Kostelich, Arizona State University eric@math.la.asu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Reconstruction of shared dynamics.
Timothy Sauer*, George Mason University
(993371496)

8:35 a.m.
The dynamics of an interesting model from economics.
Judy Kennedy*, University of Delaware
(993371495)

9:10 a.m.
Degenerate KAM Theory via a NashMoser Implicit Function Theorem.
John Vano*, University of Wisconsin
(993371490)

9:45 a.m.
Reliable Lyapunov Exponents from Embeddings.
Eric J. Kostelich*, Arizona State University
James A Yorke, University of Maryland
(993371488)

10:20 a.m.
Inverse limits and an implicitly defined difference equation from economics.
Judy A Kennedy*, University of Delaware
David R Stockman, University of Delaware
James A Yorke, University of Maryland
(99337613)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Teaching a History of Mathematics Course
Organizers:
Joel K. Haack, University of Northern Iowa joel.haack@uni.edu
Amy E. ShellGellasch, United States Military Academy

8:00 a.m.
Writing Assignments for the History of Mathematics.
Alexander F Kleiner*, Drake University
(993A11014)

8:15 a.m.
It's A Math Course After All.
Robert G Stein*, California State U, San Bernardino
(993A1387)

8:30 a.m.
A Problem Solving Approach to the History of Mathematics.
Art Gittleman*, California State University
(993A137)

8:45 a.m.
Mathematics in a Global Context: A Liberal Arts Course.
Ze'ev Barel*, Hendrix College
(993A1816)

9:00 a.m.
Engaging Students in the Lives and Work of Famous Mathematicians.
Cheri L Boyd*, Nazareth College
(993A11595)

9:20 a.m.
History of Mathematics for Future Secondary School Teachers.
Barnabas B Hughes*, California State University, Northridge
(993A124)

9:40 a.m.
Maximum History with Minimum Mathematics.
Patricia R. Allaire*, Queensborough Community College, City University o
(993A1128)

10:00 a.m.
History of mathematics through the evolving community of mathematicians.
Thomas Drucker*, University of WisconsinWhitewater
(993A1499)

10:15 a.m.
History of Mathematics: Development of a Course for Secondary Teachers.
Elizabeth C. Rogers*, Piedmont College
(993A1659)

10:30 a.m.
A Seminar Approach to the History of Mathematics.
Herbert E. Kasube*, Bradley University
(993A1850)

10:45 a.m.
Getting to Know You.
Agnes M. Kalemaris*, SUNY Farmingdale
(993A11677)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
MAA Session on Teaching Operations Research in the Undergraduate Classroom
Organizers:
Dipa Choudhury, Loyola College dsc@loyola.edu
Steven M. Hetzler, Salisbury State University

8:00 a.m.
First Couple of Weeks in an Operations Research Class.
Dipa Choudhury*, Loyola College in Maryland
(993B1680)

8:15 a.m.
Objectives and evaluation in a Linear Programming course.
Dale C Peterson*, US Air Force Academy
(993B11577)

8:45 a.m.
FCA+PBL=behavior modification in learning operations research.
Innokenti V. Semoushin*, Ulyanovsk State University
(993B1941)

9:00 a.m.
A Modeling Based Operations Research Service Course for Business Majors.
Mark Parker*, Carroll College
(993B1616)

9:15 a.m.
Challenges and Suggestions for Teaching Operations Research in the Undergraduate Classroom.
Ann E Moskol*, Rhode Island College
(993B1541)

9:30 a.m.
An Undergraduate Nonlinear Optimization Course.
William P Fox*, Francis Marion University
(993B1448)

9:45 a.m.
A New Way to Teach Queueing Without Equilibrium Assumption.
Michael L. Green*, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Alan C. Krinik, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Carrie A Mortensen, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Jennifer M. Switkes, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(993B1402)

10:00 a.m.
Using Legos to Teach Linear Programming.
Christopher J Lacke*, Rowan University
(993B1391)

10:15 a.m.
Student Projects in Operations Research.
Kay B. Somers*, Moravian College
(993B1385)

10:30 a.m.
Examples of Team Projects That Work.
Robert C. Williams*, Alfred University
(993B165)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematical Experiences for Students Outside the Classroom, I
Organizers:
Laura L. Kelleher, Massachusetts Maritime Academy lkelleher@mma.mass.edu
Mary S. Hawkins, Prairie View A&M University

8:00 a.m.
DSU Student Chapter of MAA Promotes Mathematics Awareness.
Daniel P Wisniewski*, DeSales University
(993D1112)

8:20 a.m.
Field trips in Our Nation's Capital.
Betty Mayfield*, Hood College
(993D1433)

8:40 a.m.
A First Timer's Experience with an Independent Study.
Greg Cicconetti*, Muhlenberg College
(993D1175)

9:00 a.m.
Enticing, Engaging and Enlightening Examples of Mathematical Activities.
Thomas Q Sibley*, St. John's University
(993D1170)

9:20 a.m.
Obtaining Student Research Sponsors and Showcasing Student Research at the United States Military Academy.
Michael J. Johnson*, United States Military Academy
Edgar K. Rugenstein, United States Military Academy
(993D1183)

9:40 a.m.
A Mentoring Program for Math, Engineering, and Computer Science Majors.
Holly S. Zullo*, Carroll College
(993D1643)

10:00 a.m.
StudentCentered Department Events.
Cheryl L Olsen*, Shippensburg University
(993D1449)

10:20 a.m.
A Competition for Future Mathematics Teachers.
Vince Schielack*, Texas A&M University
(993D1513)

10:40 a.m.
From Problem Solving Group to Summer Research: $k$sets of Magic Squares.
Dave Feil*, Carroll College
Andrew Shulman, Carroll College
(993D1866)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Getting Students to Discuss and Write about Mathematics, I
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu

8:00 a.m.
A calculus course writing assignment based on Tolstoy's integration metaphor in \emph{War and Peace}.
Stephen T Ahearn*, Macalester College
(993F11256)

8:15 a.m.
Developing Fluency in Mathematics.
Mary T Treanor*, Valparaiso University
(993F1473)

8:30 a.m.
Teaching a Liberal Arts Math Course Using a CommunicationsCentered Strategy.
Anand Pardhanani*, Southwestern University
Cameron Sawyer, Southwestern University
(993F11308)

8:45 a.m.
Deepening understanding of mathematics through communication of mathematics.
Bin Lu*, California State University at Sacramento
(993F1967)

9:00 a.m.
Discussion, Writing, and Problem Solving.
Davida Fischman*, California State University, San Bernardino
(993F11559)

9:15 a.m.
"Writing to Convince: Uncovering Reasoning in the Mathematics Classroom".
Tracie McLemore Salinas*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(993F1924)

9:30 a.m.
Seeing and Remembering Mathematical Connections: Growth of Mathematical Understanding.
Mercedes A McGowen*, William Rainey Harper College
(993F11645)

9:45 a.m.
Assessment of Student Understanding Through Written Reports and Oral Presentations in Upper Division Math Courses.
Carl Lienert, Fort Lewis College
Stan Yoshinobu*, Cal State Dominguez Hills
(993F1243)

10:00 a.m.
Piecewise Projects.
Alex J Heidenberg*, United States Military Academy
Elizabeth Schott, United States Military Academy
John Wasko, United States Military Academy
(993F11307)

10:15 a.m.
Math Camp: A Language Immersion Class.
Meredith L. Greer*, Bates College
(993F1540)

10:30 a.m.
Developing Skills, Confidence and Community in Freshman Mathematics Majors.
Jacqueline M. Dewar*, Loyola Marymount University
Curtis D. Bennett, Loyola Marymount University
(993F11020)

10:45 a.m.
Taking on a developed writing class in mathematics.
Curtis D. Bennett*, Loyola Marymount University
Jacqueline M. Dewar, Loyola Maryomount University
(993F11021)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, I
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.
Topologies on the plane supporting continuous open projections.
Robert Kantrowitz*, Hamilton College
John A Lindberg, Jr., Syracuse University
(993Z1386)

8:15 a.m.
Finding the minumum number $k$ such that all the values of the function $F(n)=k*2^n+1$ are composite for any positive $n$.
Anton S Akhpolau*, Barry University, Miami, Florida
(993Z11084)

8:30 a.m.
Modeling Correlation Structure in Resource Selection Studies using Generlized Linear Mixed Models.
Ashraf F. Elhoubi*, University of Wyoming Department of Statistics
Richard AndersonSprecher, prof. University of Wyoming Dept. of Statistics
(993Z11622)

8:45 a.m.
Shift and Scale Invariant Estimators For Heavy Tail Index Alpha.
Kristen Lynn Bianchi*, University of Nevada
Mark M Meerschaert, University of Nevada
(993Z1928)

9:00 a.m.
Break.

9:15 a.m.
Escaping to Infinity: Iteration involving several polynomials.
David A. Boyd*, Washington State University
(993Z11387)

9:30 a.m.
Numbers Which Are Simultaneous Of The Type $x^3+y^3$ and $a^2+b^2$.
Sanja D Zivanovic*, Barry University
(993Z11060)

9:45 a.m.
Florence Nightingale's Use of Statistical Diagrams.
S. KilicBahi*, ColbySawyer College
(993Z11061)

9:55 a.m.
Break.

10:15 a.m.
Coin Tossing, Confidence Intervals and Theology.
C. Bryan Dawson*, Union University
(993Z1286)

10:30 a.m.
What will it take to convince you?
Mary M. Sullivan*, Rhode Island College
(993Z1464)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 8:15 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory and General Algebra

8:15 a.m.
Sperner theory in a difference of Boolean lattices.
Mark J Logan*, University of Minnesota, Morris
(99306805)

8:30 a.m.
Unranked Posets Extending the Lattices of Partitions of n.
Michael E Detlefsen*, Slippery Rock University
(993061298)

8:45 a.m.
Finitely Based Varieties of Directed Graph Algebras.
Brian L Walter*, The Evergreen State College
(993081661)

9:15 a.m.
Polynomial Sequences with Convergent Mahler Measure.
Lenny Jones*, Shippensburg University
(993111170)

9:30 a.m.
Identities Arising from Gauss Sums for Finite Classical Groups.
Hijoon Chae, Hongik University
Dae San Kim*, Sogang University
(99311703)

9:45 a.m.
Monogenic Hopf Algebras in Low Ramification.
Alan Koch*, Agnes Scott College
(99311430)

10:00 a.m.
On a certain cohomological invariant for quadratic fields.
SeokMin Lee*, Johns Hopkins University
(993111223)

10:15 a.m.
Blowingup to Calculate a Basis for the Ring of Integers in a Number Field.
Sarah Hutcheson Jahn*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(993111334)

10:30 a.m.
Inverting the Satake Isomorphism.
Nathan C Ryan*, Dartmouth College
(99311779)

10:45 a.m.
Divisibility properties of class numbers of composite irreducibles in $\mathbb{F}_q[T]$.
Joseph Palen*, Millsaps College
W. Andrew Pruett, Millsaps College
Delilah Whittington, Millsaps College
(993111569)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Probability and Its Applications in Combinatorics and Algorithms, I
Organizers:
Russell D. Lyons, Indiana University
Yuval Peres, University of California Berkeley peres@stat.berkeley.edu

9:00 a.m.
The Simplest Game in the World.
Yuliy Baryshnikov, Bell Labs
Peter Winkler*, Bell Labs
(993051337)

10:00 a.m.
Asymptotic Enumeration of Spanning Trees.
Russell D Lyons*, Indiana University
(993051185)

10:30 a.m.
Mixing time for the biased card shuffling and the assymetric exclusion process.
Noam Berger*, Caltech
Elchanan Mossel, U.C. Berkeley
Christopher E. Hoffman, University of Washington
Itai Benjamini, The Weizmann Institute
(993601713)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#12: Part A
Incorporating discrete mathematics in the preparation of K12 mathematics teachers.
Organizers:
Lolina Alvarez, New Mexico State University

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#1: Part A
Designing and evaluating assessments for introductory statistics.
Organizers:
Beth L. Chance, California Polytech State University, San Luis Obispo
Robert C. Delmas, University of Minnesota
Allan J. Rossman, California Polytech State University, San Luis Obispo

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#7: Part A
Origami in undergraduate mathematics courses.
Organizers:
Thomas C. Hull, Merrimack College

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA CUPM Subcommittee on Curriculum Renewal Across the First Two Years Panel Discussion
Open discussion on beginning level courses.
Organizers:
Donald B. Small, U.S. Military Academy
Panelists:
Norma M. Agras, MiamiDade Community College
Bob Mayes, West Virginia University
Moderators:
Jack Bookman, Duke University

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 10:00 a.m.10:35 a.m.
MAA Session on Courses Below Calculus: A New Focus, I
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

10:00 a.m.
Innovations in College Algebra at Kent State: Part 1.
Ed Dubinsky*, Kent State University
Olaf Stackelberg, Kent State University
(993E1759)

10:20 a.m.
Innovations in College Algebra at Kent State: Part 2.
Beverly M. Reed*, Kent State University
Mary Beth Rollick, Kent State University
(993E1763)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
The status of the classification of the finite simple groups.
Michael Aschbacher*, California Institute of Technology
(9932006)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
A New Kind of Science and the Future of Mathematics.
Stephen Wolfram*, Wolfram Research, Inc.

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 12:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Mathematical Art Exhibit
Organizers:
Robert Fathauer, Tessellations Company, Phoenix, Arizona
Nat Friedman, ISAMA, University at Albany, NY
Reza Sarhangi, Bridges Conference, Towson University

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 12:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture 1
Conformal invariants and partial differential equations. Part I.
SunYung Alice Chang*, Princeton University
(9935308)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
The online encyclopedia of integer sequences, or, confessions of a sequence addict.
Neil J. A. Sloane*, AT \& T Shannon Labs
(993A012)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, II
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

2:15 p.m.
Progress Reports on Implementing the Recommendations in the MET ReportA Faculty View.
Ginger Warfield, University of Washington
Dale R Oliver*, Humboldt State University
(99397932)

2:45 p.m.
Preparing Mathematicians to Educate Teachers.
Bernard L Madison*, University of Arkansas
(99397614)

3:15 p.m.
What mathematicians should know about teaching math for elementary teachers.
Sybilla Beckmann*, University of Georgia
(99397581)

3:45 p.m.
{\em Elementary Mathematics for Teachers.} A mathematician's course for prospective elementary teachers.
Scott J Baldridge*, Indiana University
Thomas H Parker, Michigan State University
(99397876)

4:15 p.m.
The Mathematical Education of Elementary School Teachers: A Mathematics  Mathematics Education Partnership at the University of Nebraska  Lincoln.
James Lewis*, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
Ruth Heaton, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
(993971050)

4:45 p.m.
A capstone course for prospective high school math teachers.
Richard O. Hill*, Michigan State University
Sharon L. Senk, Michigan State University
(993971321)

5:15 p.m.
Fractals in the Classroom: Yale Teacher Workshops (and Course MA 190).
Benoit B Mandelbrot*, Yale University
(99397453)

5:45 p.m.
Question period and discussion.

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Infinite Combinatorics and Inner Model Theory, II
Organizers:
Matthew D. Foreman, University of California Irvine mforeman@math.uci.edu
Martin Zeman, University of California Irvine

2:15 p.m.
Cofinalities and approachable ordinals below $\aleph_{\omega+1}$.
M. C. Stanley*, San Jose State
(993031327)

3:15 p.m.
Partitioning Metric Spaces and Bernstein Sets.
William Weiss*, University of Toronto
(993031715)

3:45 p.m.
The Consistency Strength of Some Consequences of $SRP(\omega_2)$.
Stuart Zoble*, Boise State University
(993031400)

4:15 p.m.
On specialisations of the Jonsson property and sequences of mutually stationary sets.
Philip David Welch*, University of Bristol
(993031250)

4:45 p.m.
Set Mapping Reflection.
Justin Tatch Moore*, Boise State University
(993031004)

5:45 p.m.
Diamond and antichains.
James Cummings, Carnegie Mellon University
Ernest Schimmerling*, Carnegie Mellon University
(993031074)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Celestial Mechanics, II
Organizers:
Samuel R. Kaplan, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Gareth E. Roberts, College of the Holy Cross groberts@radius.holycross.edu

2:15 p.m.
A variational construction of transit orbits for the threebody problem.
Richard B. Moeckel*, University of Minnesota
(993701311)

3:15 p.m.
Symbolic dynamics for the symmetric collinear 4body problem.
Ernesto A. Lacomba*, University Autonoma Metropolitana  Iztapalapa
Mario Medina, University Autonoma Metropolitana  Iztapalapa
(99370997)

3:45 p.m.
The Equation of Motion for a Gravitational Filament and the NBody Problem.
Greg Buck*, Saint Anselm College
(993701704)

4:15 p.m.
Bifurcation of collinear relative equilibria for 3body like molecules.
Cristina Stoica*, University of Surrey, UK
(993701264)

4:45 p.m.
Capture and exchange in the parabolic and hyperbolic restricted 3 body problem.
Joaquin Delgado*, UAMIztapalapa
Martha Alvarez, UAMIztapalapa
(993341405)

5:15 p.m.
Shepherding Moons  Estimates and Solutions.
Joyce Macabea*, Boston University
(993701411)

5:45 p.m.
Coorbital limiting problems and ring systems.
Glen R Hall*, Boston University
(993701166)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.6:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics in Natural Resource Modeling, II
Organizers:
Catherine A. Roberts, College of the Holy Cross croberts@holycross.edu
Suzanne M. Lenhart, University of Tennessee

2:15 p.m.
Natural resource modeling within the confines of legal and regulatory processes.
Charles R. Hadlock*, Bentley College
(99392810)

2:45 p.m.
Open Access and Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon in North America.
Jon M. Conrad*, Cornell University
(99334518)

3:15 p.m.
A Mathematical Theory of Ecological Traps.
Roland H Lamberson*, Humboldt State University
(99392644)

3:45 p.m.
Diurnal Spatial Dynamics of Marine Birds and Mammals.
Shandelle M Henson*, Andrews University
James L Hayward, Andrews University
(99392817)

4:15 p.m.
The role of dispersal in the replacement of Goldenwinged Warblers by Bluewinged Warblers.
Alexander E. Koonce*, University of Redlands
(99392983)

4:45 p.m.
A structured population model for adult male snow crab, {\it Chionoecetes opilio}, in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.
J Apaloo*, St. Francis Xavier University
E Wade, Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans
T Surette, Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans
M Moriyasu, Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans
(99392646)

5:15 p.m.
Periodic environments and periodic harvesting.
Fred Brauer, University of British Columbia
David A S\'{a}nchez*, Texas A & M University
(99392171)

5:45 p.m.
Optimal Discounting in Control Problems That Span Multiple Generations.
Frank Caliendo, Northern Arizona University
Kenneth S Lyon*, Utah State University
(99349521)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Probability and Its Applications in Combinatorics and Algorithms, II
Organizers:
Russell D. Lyons, Indiana University
Yuval Peres, University of California Berkeley peres@stat.berkeley.edu

2:15 p.m.
Monte Carlo tests of conformal invariance and SLE predictions for the twodimensional selfavoiding walk.
Tom G Kennedy*, University of Arizona
(993601172)

3:15 p.m.
Level sets and flow lines of the Gaussian free field.
Scott Sheffield*, Microsoft Research
Oded Schramm, Microsoft Research
(993601662)

4:15 p.m.
Asymptotics of random discrete interfaces.
Richard Kenyon*, Universit\'e ParisSud
(993601542)

5:15 p.m.
Random walk and random aggregation without randomness.
Alexander E. Holroyd, University of British Columbia
Lionel Levine, U. C. Berkeley
James G. Propp*, U. Wisconsin  Madison
(993601071)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Discrete Dynamics and Difference Equations, II
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

2:15 p.m.
Multiple Attractors in a Discrete Model of Two Competing Species.
Jeff Edmunds*, Mary Washington College
(99337422)

2:45 p.m.
On the TwoParameter Absolute Difference Equation.
Candace M. Kent*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Hassan Sedaghat, Virginia Commonwealth University
(99337116)

3:15 p.m.
On the asymptotic behavior of $x_{n+1} = a_{n}x_{n}/x_{n1}$.
Richard DeVault*, Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Raghib AbuSaris, University of Sharjah
(99339200)

3:45 p.m.
On the trichotomy character of $x_{n+1}=\frac{\alpha+\gamma x_{n1}}{A+BX_{n}+x_{n2}}$.
E Chatterjee, University of Rhode Island
Edward A Grove*, University of Rhode Island
Y Kostrov, University of Rhode Island
G Ladas, University of Rhode Island
(9933993)

4:15 p.m.
On A System of Rational Difference Equations.
C.A. Clark*, Univ. of Rhode Island/NUWC
M.R.S. Kulenovic, Univ. of Rhode Island
(9933967)

4:45 p.m.
Global Character of Some Rational Equations with Periodtwo Coefficients.
Carol B Overdeep*, Western Oregon University
Carol H Gibbons, Salve Regina University
Mustafa R.S. Kulenovic, University of Rhode Island
Gerasimos Ladas, University of Rhode Island
(9933961)

5:15 p.m.
On the trichotomy character of $x_{n+1} = \frac{\gamma x_{n1} + \delta x_{n2}}{A + B x_n + D x_{n2}}$
E. A. Grove, University of Rhode Island
G. Ladas, University of Rhode Island
M. Predescu*, Bentley College
(9933972)

5:45 p.m.
Open Problems and Conjectures.
Gerasimos Ladas*, University of Rhode Island
(99339331)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.6:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Time Scales and Applications, II
Organizers:
Martin J. Bohner, University of Missouri at Rolla
Billur Kaymakcalan, Georgia Southern University
Allan C. Peterson, University of Nebraska apeterso@math.unl.edu

2:15 p.m.
Some Oscillation Criteria for First Order Delay Dynamic Equations.
Martin Bohner*, University of MissouriRolla
(993391099)

2:45 p.m.
Nonlinear Three Point Boundary Value Problems on Time Scales.
Ferhan Atici*, Western Kentucky University
Serap Topal, Ege University
(993391130)

3:15 p.m.
Nontrivial solutions to a nonlinear boundary value problem on a time scale.
Johnny Henderson*, Baylor University
(99339182)

3:45 p.m.
Multipoint boundary value problems on time scales.
Basant K Karna*, Baylor University
(99339815)

4:15 p.m.
Application of Dynamic Equations on Time Scales to Modelling the WestNile Virus.
Jo Hoffacker*, University of Georgia
(99334676)

4:45 p.m.
Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems on Time Scales.
Johnny L Henderson, Baylor University
Christopher C Tisdell*, The University of New South Wales
(993391106)

5:15 p.m.
Asymptotic behavior of perturbed dynamic equations on time scales revisited.
Sigrun Bodine*, University of Puget Sound
D.A. Lutz, San Diego State University
(993391280)

5:45 p.m.
Population Dynamics on a Time Scale.
Bonita A. Lawrence*, Marshall University
Billur Kaymakcalan, Georgia Southern University
(993341388)

6:15 p.m.
Some ideas about the implications of time scale usage in determining several concepts in cardiology.
Billur Kaymakcalan*, Georgia Southern University
(993341617)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Theory and Applications of Orthogonal Polynomials, II
Organizers:
Mourad E. H. Ismail, University of South Florida ismail@math.usf.edu
Barry Simon, California Institute of Technology

2:15 p.m.
Matrix valued orthogonal polynomials and differential equations.
F. Alberto Grunbaum*, UC Berkeley
(993331301)

3:15 p.m.
Applications of a complete expansion for the partition function of random matrix theory.
N Ercolani, University of Arizona
Kenneth D. TR McLaughlin*, University of North Carolina
(993601623)

4:15 p.m.
Determinants With Orthogonal Polynomial Entries.
Mourad E.H. Ismail*, University of Central Florida
(993331589)

5:15 p.m.
Orthogonal and extremal polynomials on discrete sets.
Steven Benjamin Damelin*, Georgia Southern University
(99333173)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on The Many Lives of Lattice Theory and the Theory of Ordered Sets, with Connections to Combinatorics, II
Organizers:
Jonathan D. Farley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stefan E. Schmidt, New Mexico State University schmidt@nmsu.edu

2:15 p.m.
The Width of the Lattice of Antichains and RoleBased Access Control.
J Crampton*, Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London
T I Fenner, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Birkbeck, University of London
G Loizou, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Birkbeck, University of London
(993061283)

2:45 p.m.
Partial orders for physics and probability.
Bob Coecke*, Oxford University
(993061322)

3:15 p.m.
Injective Spaces.
Dana S. Scott*, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Computer Science
(993061640)

3:45 p.m.
Topologie \"Uber Alles, or, Applications and Open Problems for Comonoids.
Vaughan R Pratt*, Stanford University
(993061673)

4:15 p.m.
Lattices and random tilings.
James G. Propp*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(993061220)

4:45 p.m.
Order Theory in Reflexive Control.
Xenia H. Kramer*, Phoenix Mathematical Systems Modeling, Inc.
Stefan E. Schmidt, Phoenix Mathematical Systems Modeling, Inc.
(993911203)

5:15 p.m.
Linear Codes on Partially Ordered Sets.
Marcus Greferath*, San Diego State University
(993941329)

5:45 p.m.
Poset codes and their applications.
Michael J. Adams*, Truman State University
(99306631)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Coding and DesignTheoretic Applications of Polynomials, II
Organizers:
Donald D. Mills, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale dmills@math.siu.edu
Patrick S. Mitchell, Midwestern State University
Kent M. Neuerburg, Southeastern Louisiana University

2:15 p.m.
Grobner bases and fibre structures.
Shuhong Gao*, Clemson University
(99313653)

3:15 p.m.
Generalized Gr\"obner Bases and Coding Theory.
Edward C Mosteig*, Loyola Marymount University
(99313361)

3:45 p.m.
Order domains and generalized Goppa codes.
John B Little*, College of the Holy Cross
(9939452)

4:15 p.m.
Minimal distance of an evaluation code on a zerodimensional complete intersection.
Leah H. Gold*, Texas A & M University
John B. Little, College of The Holy Cross
Hal Schenck, Texasm A & M University
(99314252)

4:45 p.m.
A minimum weight basis for the ReedMuller code without computations.
Horacio TapiaRecillas*, UAMI, Mexico
Jose Gutierrez, UAMI, Mexico
(99312733)

5:15 p.m.
Asymptotically optimal towers defined recursively by polynomials.
WenChing Winnie Li*, Penn State University
(99311250)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometry and Combinatorics, II
Organizers:
Michael J. Falk, Northern Arizona University
EvaMaria Feichtner, ETH Zurich feichtne@math.ethz.ch
Dmitry N. Kozlov, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

2:15 p.m.
Symmetric and alternating groups as monodromy groups.
Robert Guralnick, University of Southern California
John Shareshian*, Washington University
(993051035)

2:45 p.m.
Schubert polynomials and chains in the Bruhat order of the symmetric group.
Richard P. Stanley*, M.I.T.
(99305307)

3:15 p.m.
Graph homomorphisms and chromatic number.
Eric Babson*, University of Washington
Dmitry N. Kozlov, Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm
(993051694)

3:45 p.m.
Some new methods in the theory of mQuasiInvariants of $S_n$.
A. M. Garsia*, U C S D
N. Wallach, U C S D
(99305720)

4:15 p.m.
On face numbers of manifolds with symmetry.
Isabella Novik*, University of Washington
(99305724)

4:45 p.m.
The Markov Width of a Graph.
Mike Develin, American Institute of Mathematics
Seth Sullivant*, University of California, Berkeley
(993051276)

5:15 p.m.
A Tutte polynomial for matrices.
Joseph P. S. Kung*, University of North Texas
(99305483)

5:45 p.m.
The KadisonSinger problem as a combinatorial question.
Nik Weaver*, Washington University
(99305151)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Conformal Geometry, II
Organizers:
Jie Qing, University of California Santa Cruz qing@cats.ucsc.edu
Yu Yuan, University of Washington, Seattle

2:15 p.m.
On some fully nonlinear elliptic equations in conformal geometry.
Pengfei Guan*, McMaster University
Guofang Wang, MaxPlanck Institute
(99358635)

2:45 p.m.
On the Mass of Asymptotically Hyperbolic Manifolds.
Lars Andersson, University of Miami
Mingliang Cai*, University of Miami
Greg Galloway, University of Miami
(99353702)

3:15 p.m.
The stability of Riemannian manifolds with a parallel spinor.
Xiaodong Wang*, MIT
(993531215)

3:45 p.m.
The Sobolev inequality for Paneitz operator on three manifolds.
Fengbo Hang*, Princeton University
Paul Yang, Princeton University
(99353990)

4:15 p.m.
An Analog to the Positive Mass Theorem on Spheres.
Jean Steiner*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
(99358751)

4:45 p.m.
Timelike Surfaces of Constant Mean Curvature $\vert H\vert=1$ in Antide Sitter (AdS) 3Space and Integrable Systems.
Sungwook Lee*, University of Southern Mississippi
(99353132)

5:15 p.m.
Global Existence of Lorentz Wave Maps Between Manifolds With Symmetries.
Tadg H Woods*, Gonzaga University
(993351198)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.5:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonstandard Methods, I
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

2:15 p.m.
On continuous modifications of Skorokhod integral processes in abstract Wiener space.
Horst Osswald*, Mathematisches Institut Universitaet Muenchen
(99360152)

2:45 p.m.
NonLinear Theory of Generalized Functions in NonStandard Setting.
Todor D. Todorov*, California Polytechnic State University
(99346429)

3:15 p.m.
The Microscopic Behavior of Measurable Functions.
Peter A. Loeb*, University of Illinois, ChampaignUrbana
(99328651)

3:45 p.m.
Some hyperdiscrete analysis.
Chris Impens*, University of Ghent (Belgium)
(99326833)

4:15 p.m.
On infinitesimally optimal paths.
A G Kusraev, Institute for Mathematics and Informatics
S S Kutateladze*, Sobolev Institute of Mathematics
(99349972)

4:45 p.m.
Exact law of large numbers and stationarity for dynamical systems with independent random mutations, matchings and type changing.
Darrell Duffie, Stanford University
Yeneng Sun*, National University of Singapore
(993601072)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#13: Part A
The Fibonacci and Catalan numbers.
Organizers:
Ralph P. Grimaldi, RoseHulman Institute of Technology

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#2: Part A
Handson discrete math with technology.
Organizers:
Douglas E. Ensley, Shippensburg University
Kate McGiveny, Shippensburg University

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory

2:15 p.m.
Elliptic curves and the abc conjecture.
Lily S. Khadjavi*, Loyola Marymount University
Victor Scharaschkin, University of Queensland
(993111365)

2:30 p.m.
Cohomological conditions for the abc conjecture.
Lily S. Khadjavi, Loyola Marymount University
Victor Scharaschkin*, University of Queensland
(993111368)

2:45 p.m.
Fourier Series and Hecke Operators on GL(3, R).
Umesh P. Nagarkatte*, Medgar Evers College, CUNY
(99311748)

3:00 p.m.
Moments of the Riemann zeta function and Eisenstein series.
Jennifer E Beineke*, Western New England College
Daniel W Bump, Stanford University
(993111240)

3:15 p.m.
Differential equations of Eisenstein series on $\Gamma_0(2)$.
Heekyoung Hahn*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(993111295)

3:30 p.m.
Break.

3:45 p.m.
Automorphic forms on orthogonal groups.
Eitan S Sayag*, Ohio State University
(993111427)

4:00 p.m.
Bounds for the Number of Large Digits in the Positive Integers not Exceeding $n$.
Curtis N Cooper*, Central Missouri State University
(99311964)

4:15 p.m.
Break.

4:30 p.m.
Asymptotic subsetsum ranks of integer geometric series.
David Petrie Moulton*, Center for Communications Research
(993111191)

4:45 p.m.
Counting rational linear spaces on hypersurfaces.
Scott T. Parsell*, Penn State University
(993111611)

5:00 p.m.
The best partition of the integers. (Almost.).
Sam Vandervelde*, University of Chicago
(993111343)

5:15 p.m.
Multiplicative magic squares of order four.
Carl A Libis*, University of Rhode Island
(993111412)

5:30 p.m.
Almost all palindromes are composite.
Mayumi Sakata*, University of Missouri, Columbia
(993111566)

5:45 p.m.
The chirality of Fibonacci triples.
Christopher S Simons*, Rowan University
Marcus Wright, Rowan University
(99311101)

6:00 p.m.
Rational valued series of a rational function.
J Marshall Ash*, DePaul University
Stefan Catoiu, DePaul University
(993111531)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Algebra, II

2:30 p.m.
Ample sequences and Frobenius amplitude.
Dennis S. Keeler*, Miami University
(99314582)

2:45 p.m.
Cycle groups of curves over global fields of positive characteristic.
Reza Akhtar*, Miami University
(993141665)

2:55 p.m.
Break

3:15 p.m.
The Spectral Radius of Submatrices of the Laplacian Matrix for a Tree.
Jason J Molitierno*, Sacred Heart University
(99315837)

3:30 p.m.
Ranks of Strongly Regular Graphs.
Charles R. Garner, Jr., Rand Afrikaan University
George J. Davis*, Georgia State University
Gayla S. Domke, Georgia State University
Elizabeth Jonck, Rand Afrikaan University
(99315821)

3:45 p.m.
On GW Rootsystems of Low Ranks.
Mohammad Q Hailat*, Jordan University of Science & Technology
(99317517)

4:00 p.m.
Break

4:15 p.m.
Computing a ``nice basis" for the local symmetric space $\mathfrak{p}$.
Jennifer R Fowler*, Lamar University
Aloysius G Helminck, North Carolina State University
(99317670)

4:30 p.m.
Dynamical Quantum Groups and SelfDuality.
Bharath R Narayanan*, University of Arizona
(99317865)

4:45 p.m.
On certain vertex algebras and their modules assoicated with vertex algebroids (Preliminary report).
Haisheng Li, Rutgers University, Camden
Gaywalee Yamskulna*, SUNY at Binghamton
(99317867)

5:00 p.m.
Representations of Generalized Heisenberg Algebras and of Quantum Weyl Algebras.
M Chakrabarti*, DePaul University
(993171506)

5:15 p.m.
Bimodules for Lie and antiLie triple systems.
Nora C. Hopkins*, Indiana State University
(993171544)

5:30 p.m.
The coquecigrue of a Leibniz algebra.
Michael K Kinyon*, Indiana University South Bend
(993171686)

5:45 p.m.
The ZeroDivisor Graph of a (not necessarily commutative) Semigroup.
Neal O. Smith*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(99313863)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Algebraic and General Topology

2:15 p.m.
On the immersion problem for $2^r$torsion lens spaces.
Jes\'us Gonz\'alez, CINVESTAVIPN
Thomas A Shimkus*, DeSales University
(99355826)

2:30 p.m.
The number of summands in $v_{1}$periodic homotopy groups of $SU(n)$.
Katarzyna Potocka*, Lehigh University
(99355898)

2:45 p.m.
Parametrized Fixed Point Theory.
Vesta Coufal*, University of Notre Dame
(99354925)

3:00 p.m.
Also on Systems of Interlocking Exact Sequences.
C. Joanna Su*, Providence College
(9935588)

3:15 p.m.
On the degree 2 map for a sphere.
Fred R. Cohen, University of Rochester
Inga A Johnson*, University of Rochester
(993551583)

3:30 p.m.
The Univesal Vassiliev Invariant for the Lie Superalgebra $osp(1\vert2)$.
Hyunju Oh*, Uuniversity of South Carolina, Salkehatchie
(993551318)

3:45 p.m.
Collapsing a Simplex to a Noncollapsible Complex.
Katherine Dutton Crowley*, Columbia University
Abi Ebin, Columbia University
Paul Reyfman, Columbia University
John White, Columbia University
Mark Xue, Columbia University
Howie Kahn, Columbia University
(993541668)

4:00 p.m.
Characteristic twisting decomposition of knots in $S^3$.
Mohamed Ait Nouh*, Santa Barbara, California
(993541059)

4:15 p.m.
Break

4:30 p.m.
PaulingPasteurMobius Theorem.
Okan Gurel*, IBM
Demet Gurel, Touro College
(99354985)

4:45 p.m.
Making group topologies with, and without, convergent sequences.
W. W. Comfort*, Wesleyan University
S. U. Raczkowski, California State University, Bakersfield
F. J. TrigosArrieta, California State University, Bakersfield
(993541597)

5:00 p.m.
Some Nonhomeomorphism Results for Bohr Topologies.
Berit Nilsen Givens*, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(993541401)

5:15 p.m.
The Compactification of a net and openfilter process and the stonecech, wallman compactifications.
Hueytzen J. Wu*, Texas A\&MKingsville
WanHong Wu, UTHealth Sciences Center at San Antonio
(9935425)

5:30 p.m.
Cut Points in Abcohesive, Aposyndetic, and SemiLocally Connected Spaces.
Shing S So*, Central Missouri State University
David A John, Missouri Western State College
(99354965)

5:45 p.m.
Topological Invariants of Translation Actions.
Nicholas A. Koban*, SUNY at Binghamton
(99354991)

6:00 p.m.
Lindeloftype cardinal invariants in symmetrizable spaces.
Sheldon W. Davis, Miami University
Dimitrina Ninova Stavrova*, Miami University
(993541065)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.6:00 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Applied and Computational Mathematics: Research For and By Undergraduates
Organizers:
William L. Briggs, University of Colorado at Denver wbriggs@math.cudenver.edu
Terry L. Herdman, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University herdman@origin2.icam.vt.edu

2:15 p.m.
Student projects in biologically inspired electronic circuits.
Frank Hoppensteadt*, Arizona State University

2:45 p.m.
Projects for enhancing communication skills of the undergraduate.
Don Miller*, St. Mary's College

3:05 p.m.
An experience with early undergraduate research in modeling and computational mathematics.
Kathleen Fowler*, Clarkson University

3:35 p.m.
The highorder accuracy algebraicMaclaurinPade numerical method with applications to singular differential equations from nonlinear mechanics.
Debra Warne*, James Madison University
Paul Warne*, James Madison University

4:05 p.m.
Undergraduate research in linear algebra.
Gil Strang*, MIT

4:35 p.m.
{\bf Panel Discussion}: The Applied Master's Degree: An EmploymentFocused Alternative to the Ph.D.

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.3:30 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematical Experiences for Students Outside the Classroom, II
Organizers:
Laura L. Kelleher, Massachusetts Maritime Academy lkelleher@mma.mass.edu
Mary S. Hawkins, Prairie View A&M University

2:15 p.m.
A First Experience Advising Undergraduate Research.
Lisa DeMeyer*, Central Michigan University
(993D1199)

2:35 p.m.
Student Construction Projects for Mathematics Awareness Week and Related Mathematics Problems.
Aaron K Trautwein*, Carthage College
(993D1728)

2:55 p.m.
Summer Math Enrichment Camp Experience.
Lynn C. McGrath*, University of San Diego
Jane Friedman, University of San Diego
Perla Myers, University of San Diego
(993D1900)

3:15 p.m.
The South Alabama Math Circles.
Vasiliy Prokhorov, the University of South Alabama
Natalya Prokhorova*, ASMS and the University of South Alabama
(993D1905)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Courses Below Calculus: A New Focus, II
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

2:15 p.m.
College Algebra and Brief Calculus  A ProblemSolving and TechnologyBased Approach for Associate of Arts Students.
Robert L Kimball*, Wake Technical Community College
(993E1666)

2:35 p.m.
A Small Department's Approach to Rethinking Introductory Courses.
George W. Moss*, University of Virginia's College at Wise
(993E1465)

2:55 p.m.
Diary of a New "College Algebra" Program.
Carl Lienert*, Fort Lewis College
Carol Smith, Fort Lewis College
(993E1296)

3:15 p.m.
Using Modeling and Real Data Applications in a "College Algebra in Context" Course.
Ronald J. Harshbarger*, U. S. Carolina Beaufort
Lisa S. Yocco, Georgia Southern Univ.
(993E1618)

3:35 p.m.
The Ideas of Algebra.
William G McCallum*, University of Arizona
(993E1945)

3:55 p.m.
A New Vision for Mathematics for Management Students.
Kris H Green*, St. John Fisher College
Allen Emerson, St. John Fisher College
(993E1700)

4:15 p.m.
Building a House: A Quadratic Model.
Scott R. Herriott*, Maharishi University of Management
(993E1710)

4:35 p.m.
Interactive Instruction Utilizing Computer Generated Materials.
Wayne Mackey*, University of Arkansas
William A Feldman, University of Arkansas
(993E1874)

4:55 p.m.
A New Approach to Teaching Comparison and Proportional Reasoning.
Arlene Kleinstein*, Farmingdale State University of New York
(993E1749)

5:15 p.m.
Intermediate Algebra with Function as an Underlying Theme.
Edward D Laughbaum*, The Ohio State University
(993E1738)

5:35 p.m.
A Different Type of Freshmen Level Mathematics Curriculum Without all the Algebra.
Erick Brian Hofacker*, University of Wisconsin River Falls
(993E1853)

5:55 p.m.
Understanding and Using Algebra: a concrete, applicationsrich, modelingbased "Applied Algebra" alternative to intermediate algebra.
Suzanne I. Doree*, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
(993E1510)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Getting Students to Discuss and Write about Mathematics, II
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu

2:15 p.m.
Writing a Fractal Story.
Virginia R Jones*, Central CT State Univ.
(993F1939)

2:30 p.m.
To Play or Not to Play? A writing project that enhances students' learning of the basic concepts of counting.
Deborah Lurie*, Saint Joseph's Universiy
(993F1238)

2:45 p.m.
A Probability Class Report.
Jose Almer T. Sanqui*, Appalachian State University
(993F1958)

3:00 p.m.
Papers and Peer Review in Advanced Statistics.
Kelly S Cline*, Carroll College
(993F1927)

3:15 p.m.
Using Group Presentations in Lower Division Math Courses to Illustrate Real Life Uses of Mathematics.
Edwin Prine Herman*, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
(993F1940)

3:30 p.m.
Reading, Writing and Assessing in a Problem Solving Course for K8 Preservice Teachers.
Maria G. Fung*, Western Oregon Univeristy
Leon Roland, Western Oregon University
(993F1382)

3:45 p.m.
Kramerica Industries: How to Turn a Rectangle Into a Circle.
John C Tynan*, Marietta College
(993F1914)

4:00 p.m.
Using StudentSelected Projects in Second Semester Calculus.
Christopher D Goff*, University of the Pacific
(993F1438)

4:15 p.m.
Short Writing Assignments for Gaining Understanding in Differential Equations.
Michael A Brilleslyper*, U. S. Air Force Academy
(993F1177)

4:30 p.m.
The Mathematics Term Paper Survival Guide (Instructor's Edition).
Janet C Woodland*, University of Arkansas
(993F1466)

4:45 p.m.
Algebra Out Loud: Students Read and Write to Learn and Communicate Mathematics.
Pat A. Mower*, Washburn University
(993F1606)

5:00 p.m.
Online Small Group Discussions in Geometry.
Matthew J Haines*, Augsburg College
(993F1512)

5:15 p.m.
Papers on Abstreact Algebra.
Heakyung Lee*, Winthrop University
(993F1333)

5:30 p.m.
Is Aunt Frieda FUNCTIONally Literate?
Janet M McShane*, Northern Arizona University
(993F11161)

5:45 p.m.
Writing Proofs: How do we teach students what is second nature to us?
James Sandefur*, Georgetown University
(993F1938)

6:00 p.m.
Using Guided Learning and ELearning Tools to Get Students to Discuss and Write About Mathematics.
Sarah L. Mabrouk*, Framingham State College
(993F11489)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.
MAA Session on The Effective Use of Computer Algebra Systems in the Teaching of Mathematics, I
Organizers:
L. Carl Leinbach, Gettysburg College leinbach@gettysburg.edu
Edward A. Connors, University of Massachusetts

2:15 p.m.
Differential Equations and FrictionWhere's the Rub?
Richard J Marchand*, Slippery Rock University
(993G1394)

2:30 p.m.
CAS, Visualization Software or Both?
Jean Marie McDill*, California Polytechnic State University
Agnes Rash, St. Joseph's University
(993G1395)

2:45 p.m.
A Comprehensive Mathematics Curriculum with Mathematica.
Joanne Mason*, The Harker School
(993G11047)

3:00 p.m.
A Comprehensive Use of CAS In the Mathematics Major.
Mark Parker*, Carroll College
(993G11055)

3:10 p.m.
Break.

3:30 p.m.
Using PC and TI92 in teaching Binomial and Normal Distribution in the final Grades of Austrian Grammar Schools.
Otto Wurnig*, University of Graz
(993G11049)

3:45 p.m.
Introducing Students to Mathematica within a Context.
Tom Linton, Central College
Mark A Mills*, Central College
(993G1210)

4:00 p.m.
Visualizing Eigenvectors with Computer Algebra Software Maple: A Linear Algebra Classroom Capsule.
Suda Kunyosying*, Shepherd College
(993G1292)

4:15 p.m.
Break.

4:30 p.m.
InternetBased Instruction of Applied Calculus Course.
Bakhodirzhon M. Siddikov*, Ferris State University
(993G131)

4:45 p.m.
An Electronic Calculus Book in Maple.
Mylan Redfern*, University of Southern Mississippi
David Betounes*, University of Southern Mississippi
(993G11052)

5:00 p.m.
Seeing the Flow and Watching the Wave.
Elton Graves*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(993G1482)

5:30 p.m.
Mathematica: A Tale of Two Versions.
Danny W. Turner*, Winthrop University
Thomas W. Polaski, Winthrop University
(993G1335)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, II
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

2:15 p.m.
The Missing Chapter in Elementary Statistics Textbooks: A Prescription for Transition into Statistical Inference.
Gerald Y Agbegha*, Johnson C. Smith University
(993Z1313)

2:30 p.m.
A Geometry Course for High School Mathematics Teachers.
Brenda C. Strassfeld*, New York University/University of Plymouth
(993Z1187)

2:45 p.m.
Don't Just Stand There  Do Something (In Your Stats Class)!
Kelly Molkenthin Fuller*, Nazareth College
(993Z1704)

3:00 p.m.
Teaching a Summer Elementary Statistics Course Online.
Hasan N Hamdan*, James Madison University
(993Z11565)

3:30 p.m.
Break.

3:45 p.m.
The Vanishing Remainders Paradoxes And Other Overlooked Paradoxes of Infinity.
Michael Hugh Knowles*, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
(993Z1441)

4:00 p.m.
A Question of Limits.
Paul H Schuette*, Meredith College
(993Z1443)

4:15 p.m.
Haven't I Heard That Before?
Joanne V Peeples*, El Paso Community College
(993Z11009)

4:30 p.m.
Reflections on a smallgroup discovery method experience: the Real Analysis class.
Constantin Dorin Dumitra\c{s}cu*, Dartmouth College
(993Z1343)

4:45 p.m.
Teaching a multilevel History of Mathematics course.
Joel K. Haack*, University of Northern Iowa
(993Z1355)

4:55 p.m.
Break.

5:15 p.m.
Discussing and Writing About Mathematics: Highlights and Pitfalls.
Michael L. Berry*, West Virginia Wesleyan College
(993Z135)

5:30 p.m.
Investigating the "Unknown" to Motivate Mathematics Discussion.
Eileen Fernandez*, Montclair State University
(993Z11374)

5:45 p.m.
Creative Reading and Writing in a Proofs Course.
Heather A. Lewis*, Nazareth College
(993Z11287)

6:00 p.m.
There's no Writing in Math Class?
Karen D Ivy*, Montclair State University
(993Z21292)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Service learning in mathematics: They wrote the book.
Organizers:
Jerry F. Dwyer, Texas Tech University
Panelists:
Josh Sabloff, Haverford College
Richard A. Zang, University of New Hampshire at Manchester
Perla L. Myers, University of San Diego
Dana S. Craig, University of Central Oklahoma
Lida McDowell, University of Southern Mississippi

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA CUPM Subcommittee on Quantitative Literacy Requirements Panel Discussion
Quantitative literacy across the curriculum.
Organizers:
Rick Gillman, Valparaiso University
Kim Rheinlander, Dartmouth University
Emily Decker Larder, Evergreen State University
Gillie Malnarich, Evergreen State University

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA CUPM Subcommittee on Curriculum Renewal Across the First Two Years Panel Discussion
The impact of laptop computers on classroom instruction.
Organizers:
Donald B. Small, U.S. Military Academy
Panelists:
Allen Broughton, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Michael Huber, U.S. Military Academy
Jim Rolfe, U.S. Air Force Academy
Moderators:
Joseph D. Myers, U.S. Military Academy

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Math on the Web
Go to the Math on the Web Pavilion for the complete schedule of presentations.

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Project NExT Panel Discussion
Writing textbooks in mathematics.
Organizers:
Revathi Narasimhan, Kean University
Panelists:
Lynn Cox, HoughtonMifflin
J. Douglas Faires, Youngstown State University
William Hoffman, AddisonWesley
Dan Kalman, American University

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Section Officers

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:45 p.m.4:45 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#9: Part A
PMET: Preparing mathematicians to educate teachers, grades 712.
Organizers:
Holly Hirst, Appalachian State University
Jack Y. Narayan, SUNY College at Oswego

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:45 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations

2:45 p.m.
The Density of States in a QuasiGap.
Jeffrey L Selden*, University of Arizona
(993351205)

3:00 p.m.
On Prescibing the Curvature of Level Curves.
David L. Finn*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(99335813)

3:15 p.m.
Results on the Lagrangian averaged NavierStokes Equations.
James P Peirce*, University of California, Davis
(99335742)

3:30 p.m.
Nonclassical symmetries of partial differential equations and compatibility.
Daniel J. Arrigo*, University of Central Arkansas
Jon R. Beckham, University of Delaware
(99335921)

3:45 p.m.
Positive Solutions for Large Elliptic Systems of Interacting Species Groups by Cone Index Methods.
Anthony W Leung*, University of Cincinnati
(99335996)

4:00 p.m.
Break

4:15 p.m.
A Hierarchy of Nonlinear integrable PDEs and Its Exact Solution.
Zhijun Qiao*, Los Alamos National Laboratory
(993351382)

4:30 p.m.
Nonlinear degenerate parabolic equations with singular lower order term.
Ismail Kombe*, University of Missouri
Jerome A Goldstein, University of Memphis
(993351025)

4:45 p.m.
An Equation For The Limit State Of A Superconductor With Pinning Sites.
Patricia Bauman, Purdue University
Jianzhong Sun*, Purdue University
(993351182)

5:00 p.m.
Vortices and current in the thin film GinzburgLandau model of superconductivity.
Patricia Bauman, Purdue University
Dmitry Glotov*, Purdue University
(993351601)

5:15 p.m.
The Phase Transition between Chiral Nematic and Smectic C* Liauid Crystals.
Sookyung Joo*, Purdue University
Daniel Phillips, Purdue University
(993351707)

5:30 p.m.
Quenching of Solutions for a Degenerate Semilinear Parabolic Problem with Second Boundary Conditions.
C. Y. Chan, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
N. E. Dyakevich*, California State University at San Bernardino
(993351484)

5:45 p.m.
Exponential Stability of a Connected System of Wave Equations in Bounded Regions.
M Najafi*, Kent State University Ashtabula
(993931655)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 3:20 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Selections from the calculus museum.
William W. Dunham*, Muhlenberg College
(993A016)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 3:20 p.m.4:35 p.m.
AWM Panel Discussion
Supporting the diverse personal lives of mathematicians.
Organizers:
Carolyn S. Gordon, Dartmouth College
Carolyn S. Gordon, Dartmouth College
Panelists:
Robert L. Bryant, Duke University
Jerome Dancis, University of Maryland
Organizers:
Marianne Korten, Kansas State University
Marianne Korten, Kansas State University
Helen Moore, American Institute of Mathematics
Christina Sormani, Lehman College, CUNY
Panelists:
Cleopatria Martinez, Phoenix College
Elizabeth Stanhope, Willamette University

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 3:45 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation
CINEMATH: Mathematics on the silver screen.
Organizers:
Charlie L. Smith, Park University

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 3:45 p.m.5:15 p.m.
MAA Committee on the Mathematics Education of TeachersNCTM Panel Discussion
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the mathematics community
Organizers:
Judith L. Covington, Louisiana State UniversityShreveport
Marilyn L. Hala, NCTM

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception for Undergraduate Students

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#14: Part A
Introduction to mathematical card tricks.
Organizers:
Colm K. Mulcahy, Spelman College
Jeffrey A. Ehme, Spelman College

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#3: Part A
Computation and discovery in the number theory classroom.
Organizers:
Clifford A. Reiter, Lafayette College

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
A fresh start for collegiate mathematics.
Organizers:
Nancy Baxter Hastings, Dickinson College
Sheldon P. Gordon, Farmingdale State University of New York
Panelists:
Nancy Baxter Hastings,
Sheldon P. Gordon,
Florence S. Gordon, New York Institute of Technology
Moderators:
Jack Y. Narayan, SUNY at Oswego

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 4:35 p.m.5:00 p.m.
AWM Business Meeting

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#8: Part A
Some mathematics of Leonhard Euler.
Organizers:
William W. Dunham, Muhlenberg College
Edward C. Sandifer, Western Connecticut State University

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Graduate Student Reception

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Special Presentation
A live computer experiment.
Presenters:
Stephen Wolfram, Wolfram Research, Inc.

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 5:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Mathematical Institutes Open House

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
First Timers Reception

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 7:15 p.m.8:15 p.m.
Young Mathematicians Network Town Meeting

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture
Biology as information.
Eric Lander*, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
(9939233)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 9:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
AWM Reception
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