Joint Mathematics Meetings Program by Day
Current as of Tuesday, January 24, 2006 12:01:42
Program 
Deadlines 
Inquiries: meet@ams.org
Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Antonio, TX, January 1215, 2006
Meeting #1014
Associate secretaries:
Matthew Miller, AMS miller@math.sc.edu
James J Tattersall, MAA tat@providence.edu
Saturday January 14, 2006

Saturday January 14, 2006, 7:00 a.m.8:30 a.m.
Combined MAA Departmental/Liaison and PME/MAA Student Chapter Breakfast

Saturday January 14, 2006, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Saturday January 14, 2006, 7:30 a.m.7:30 p.m.
Employment Center

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Nonlinear Dynamical Systems, II
Organizers:
Zhijun Qiao, University of Texas Pan American qiao@utpa.edu
Andras Balogh, University of Texas Pan American
Guihua Fei, University of Minnesota Duluth
Zhaosheng Feng, University of Texas Pan American

8:00 a.m.
Backstepping boundary controller and observer designs for the slender Timoshenko beam.
Krstic Miroslav*, University of California, San Diego
(101435442)

8:30 a.m.
Dynamic bifurcation and stability of the Taylor problem.
Tian Ma, Sichuan University
Shouhong Wang*, Indiana University
(101435298)

9:00 a.m.
A Stable Method to Solve Nonlinear Elliptic PDE Systems for Multiple Vector Solitons.
Xianjin Chen*, Texas A&M University, College Station
Jianxin Zhou, Texas A&M University, College Station
(101435397)

9:30 a.m.
Nonlinear dynamics for semilinear equations in circular domains and anisotropic Sobolev spaces.
Vladimir V Varlamov*, University of Texas  Pan American
(101435851)

10:00 a.m.
Zero dynamics interior point control for a viscous Burgers equation.
David S Gilliam*, Texas Tech University
Christopher I Byrnes, Electrical and Systems Engineering / Washington University, St. Louis
Alberto Isidori, Electrical and Systems Engineering / Washington University, St. Louis
Victor Shubov, Colby College
(101493228)

10:30 a.m.
On the quantization of the threeparticle FermiPastaUlam lattice.
BaoFeng Feng*, The University of TexasPan American
(101437923)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Frames and Operator Theory in Analysis and Signal Processing, III
Organizers:
Peter R. Massopust, Tuboscope Vetco Pipeline Services pmassopust@varco.com
David R. Larson, Texas A\&M University
Manos I. Papadakis, University of Houston
Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida
Ahmed I. Zayed, DePaul University
Minh Chuong Nguyen, Institute of Mathematics, Hanoi Vietnam

8:00 a.m.
The KadisonSinger Problem in Mathematics and Engineering: Part II.
Peter G. Casazza*, University of Missouri
Fickus Matt, Air Force Institute of Technology
Crandell Janet Tremain, University of Missouri
Roman Vershynin, University of California  Davis
Eric Weber, Iowa State University
(101447310)

8:30 a.m.
Construction of Sampling Theorems for Unions of Shifted Lattices.
Hamid Behmard, Western Oregon University
Adel Faridani*, Oregon State University
David Walnut, George Mason University
(101494714)

9:00 a.m.
Multidimensional Prolate Spheroidal Wavelets.
Gilbert G Walter*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(101441304)

9:30 a.m.
Prolate spheroidal wavelets in a periodic setting.
Xiaoping Shen*, Ohio University
(101442160)

10:00 a.m.
Two applications of frames for the analysis of astrophysical data.
Sandrine Anthoine, Universite de Marseille, France
Ingrid Daubechies*, Princeton University
(1014461364)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Contemporary Dynamical Systems, II
Organizers:
Dmitry Zenkov, North Carolina State University dvzenkov@unity.dcsu.edu
Youngna Choi, Montclair State University choiy@mail.montclair.edu
Anthony M. Bloch, University of Michigan
Todd L. Fisher, University of Maryland
Melvin Leok, University of Michigan
David S. Richeson, Dickinson College
James S. Wiseman, Agnes Scott College

8:00 a.m.
Natural Frames, Interacting Particles and Stealth.
P S Krishnaprasad*, University of Maryland, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Institute for Systems Research
(1014931226)

8:30 a.m.
Geodesic Flows on the Symplectic Group.
Anthony M. Bloch*, University of Michigan
Arieh Iserles, Cambridge University
Jerrold E. Marsden, California Institute of Technology
Tudor S. Ratiu, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
(101434919)

9:00 a.m.
Symmetry breaking for toral actions in simple mechanical systems.
Petre Birtea, Universitatea de Vest, Timisoara, Romania
Mircea Puta, Universitatea de Vest, Timisoara, Romania
Tudor S Ratiu*, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Razvan Tudoran, Universitatea de Vest, Timisoara, Romania
(1014371222)

9:30 a.m.
A new proof of Sharkovsky's theorem.
Keith Burns*, Northwestern University
Boris Hasselblatt, Tufts University
(101437995)

10:00 a.m.
The Relative Growth of Information.
Aimee S.A. Johnson*, Swarthmore College
K Dajani, Utrecht University
M de Vries, Free University Amsterdam
(101437840)

10:30 a.m.
Fixed Points of abelian actions on $S^2$ and $R^2$.
John Franks*, Northwestern University
Michael Handel, Herbert H. Lehman College (CUNY)
Kamlesh Parwani, University of Houston
(101437891)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic and Enumerative Combinatorics, II
Organizers:
Catherine H. Yan, Texas A\&M University cyan@math.tamu.edu
Marcelo Aguiar, Texas A\&M University
Joseph P. Kung, University of North Texas
Laura F. Matusevich, University of Pennsylvania

8:00 a.m.
From Schur Positivity to Schur LogConcavity.
Thomas Lam, Harvard University
Alexander Postnikov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pavlo Pylyavskyy*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(101405382)

8:30 a.m.
kSchur functions, Macdonald polynomials, and quantum cohomology.
Luc Lapointe, Universidad de Talca
Jennifer Morse*, University of Miami
(1014051661)

9:00 a.m.
Longest alternating subsequences of permutations.
Richard P. Stanley*, M.I.T.
(101405325)

9:30 a.m.
The $q,t$Catalan theorem and the $q,t$Square theorem.
Nicholas A. Loehr*, College of William and Mary
Mahir B. Can, University of Pennsylvania
Gregory S. Warrington, Wake Forest University
(101405360)

10:00 a.m.
Problem Session

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Arithmetic Geometry and Modular Forms, II
Organizers:
Matthew A. Papanikolas, Texas A\&M University map@math.tamu.edu
Ahmad M. ElGuindy, Texas A\&M University

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Trends in Convex and Discrete Geometry, III
Organizers:
Valeriu Soltan, George Mason University vsoltan@gmu.edu
Tibor Bisztriczky, University of Calgary
Paul Goodey, University of Oklahoma

8:00 a.m.
Determination of convex bodies by directed projection functions.
Paul Goodey, University of Oklahoma
Wolfgang Weil*, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
(1014521386)

8:30 a.m.
Convex Bodies with Constant Projection Functions.
Ralph Howard*, University of South Carolina
Daniel Hug, Mathematisches Institut, Universit{\"a}t Freiburg
(1014521230)

9:00 a.m.
On the road between intersection bodies and polar projection bodies.
Alexander Koldobsky*, University of MissouriColumbia
(101452178)

9:30 a.m.
Centroid bodies and comparison of volumes.
Vladyslav Yaskin*, University of Missouri  Columbia
Maryna Yaskina, University of Missouri  Columbia
(101452379)

10:00 a.m.
Nonintersection bodies all of whose central sections are intersection bodies.
Maryna Yaskina*, University of Missouri  Columbia
(101452378)

10:30 a.m.
General measures of a convex body.
Artem Zvavitch*, Kent State University
(101452748)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Commutative Rings and Monoids, III
Organizers:
Scott T. Chapman, Trinity University schapman@trinity.edu
James B. Coykendall, North Dakota State University

8:00 a.m.
On the integrally closed overrings of twodimensional Noetherian domains.
Bruce Olberding*, New Mexico State University
(1014131462)

8:30 a.m.
Extensions of local domains with trivial generic fibers.
William Heinzer, Purdue University
Christel Rotthaus, Michigan State University
Sylvia M Wiegand*, University of Nebraska Lincoln
(1014131175)

9:00 a.m.
Arithmetic Properties of Pullbacks.
Evan Houston*, UNC Charlotte
John Taylor, UNC Charlotte
(101413925)

9:30 a.m.
Integral closure of graded integral domains.
Mi Hee Park*, ChungAng University
(1014131045)

10:00 a.m.
A classification of the minimal ring extensions of an integral domain.
David E. Dobbs, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Jay Shapiro*, George Mason University
(101413604)

10:30 a.m.
The Regularity Condition $\mathrm{R}_k$ of Serre.
Marie A. Vitulli*, University of Oregon
(101413157)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Syzygies in Commutative Algebra and Geometry, III
Organizers:
Irena Peeva, Cornell University ivp1@cornell.edu
Sorin E. Popescu, SUNY at Stony Brook
Gregory G. Smith, Queen's University

8:00 a.m.
Cohomology of OrlikSolomon algebras and geometry of line configurations.
Sergey Yuzvinsky*, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
(101413366)

8:30 a.m.
Holonomy Lie algebras, Graphic Arrangements, and $Tor_i^A(k,k)_i$.
Hal Schenck*, Texas A&M University
Paulo LimaFilho, Texas A&M University
(101414340)

9:00 a.m.
Core of ideals.
Claudia Polini*, University of Notre Dame
(101413793)

9:30 a.m.
Discussion

10:00 a.m.
A computational study for the quadratic generation conjecture for smooth projective toric varieties.
Serkan Hosten*, San Francisco State University
Joseph Gubeladze, San Francisco State University
(1014131442)

10:30 a.m.
Some conjectures on the resolutions of defining ideals of Veronese embeddings.
Jerzy M Weyman*, Northeastern University
(1014131758)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Field Extensions and Algorithms, I
Organizers:
Peter Stevenhagen, Universiteit Leiden psh@math.leidenuniv.nl
H. W. Lenstra, Jr., Universiteit Leiden

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonautonomous Discrete Dynamics, II
Organizers:
Saber N. Elaydi, Trinity University selaydi@trinity.edu
Jim M. Cushing, University of Arizona

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Continued Fractions, III
Organizers:
Nancy Wyshinski, Trinity College Nancy.Wyshinski@trincoll.edu
James G. McLaughlin, Trinity College and West Chester University jmclaughl@wcupa.edu

8:00 a.m.
Accumulation Point Sets for Infinite Matrix Products and Continued Fractions.
Douglas C Bowman*, Northern Illinois University
James McLaughlin, West Chester University
(1014301365)

9:00 a.m.
A $q$continued fraction and some new proofs of some old continued fraction identities.
James Mc Laughlin*, West Chester University, West Chester, PA.
Douglas Bowman, Northern Illinois University
Nancy J Wyshinski, Trinity College, Hartford, CT.
(1014111120)

9:30 a.m.
Inhomogeneous Diophantine approximation for irrationals with quasiperiodic continued fractions.
Mary E. Flahive*, Oregon State University
Richard T. Bumby, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
(101411217)

10:00 a.m.
Resurrecting the divided cell algorithm for inhomogeneous Diophantine approximation.
Richard T. Bumby*, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Mary E. Flahive, Oregon State University
(101411218)

10:30 a.m.
Expressing real quadratic irrationals as periodtwo continued fractions and their connections with diophantine approximation.
Edward B Burger*, Williams College
(101411746)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Topology, II

8:00 a.m.
NonArchimedean Topologies as Boolean Rings and Their Maximal Ideals.
Rahim G Karimpour*, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(101454534)

8:15 a.m.
Filament sets, aposyndesis, and the decomposition theorem of Jones.
Keith Whittington*, University of the Pacific
Janusz Prajs, Sacramento State University
(101454323)

8:30 a.m.
Cohomological dimension with respect to nonabelian groups.
Atish Mitra*, University of Tennessee Knoxville
(1014551256)

8:45 a.m.
Shift Points and the Fixed Point Property for Products.
T. Bruce McLean*, Georgia Southern University
Sam B. Nadler, Jr., West Virginia University
(101454847)

9:00 a.m.
Binary Statements of Closed Curves and Graphs.
Avery S Zoch*, Atlas Distributions
(101454920)

9:15 a.m.
The equivalence of the net \& openfilter process and the open C*filter process of compactification.
Hueytzen J Wu*, Texas A&M University  Kingsville
WanHong Wu, The Institute for Drug Development, Cancer Therapy & Research Center
(1014541097)

9:30 a.m.
Some applications of signatures.
W. Kulpa, Silesian University
A. Szymanski*, Slippery Rock University
(1014541330)

9:45 a.m.
Knitting Topological Surfaces.
SarahMarie Belcastro*, Xavier University
(1014541355)

10:00 a.m.
Partial Metrics.
Homeira Pajoohesh*, City College of CUNY
Ralph David Kopperman, City College of CUNY
Steve Matthews, Warwick University, U.K.,
(1014541565)

10:15 a.m.
Covering properties of symmetrizable spaces.
Sheldon W Davis*, MIami University
(1014541569)

10:30 a.m.
Asymmetric Ellis theory.
Susan Andima, C W Post Campus of Long Island University
Ralph Kopperman*, City College of CUNY
Peter Nickolas, University of Wollongong, Australia
(1014541725)

10:45 a.m.
Shift operators on 0dimensional compact metric spaces.
Minakshisundaram Rajagopalan*, Tennessee State University
(101400329)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.9:25 a.m.
AMS Session on History of Math

8:00 a.m.
A remarkable alternative to trigonometric tables in determining the angles of a right triangle, given the lengths of two of its sides, as described by Thomas Ratcliffe, Mariner, in 1684.
Joel S Silverberg*, Roger Williams University
(101401122)

8:15 a.m.
Kein's Erlangen program.
Alan Durfee*, Mount Holyoke College
(1014011000)

8:45 a.m.
Sharing resources and insights for teaching a History/Philosophy of Mathematics course.
John R. Hinton*, Otterbein College
David Stucki, Otterbein College
(101401603)

9:00 a.m.
Programming Gauss's algorithms for quadratic forms.
R. Michael Josephy*, Universidad de Costa Rica
(101401705)

9:15 a.m.
Christiaan Huygens and the Problem of the Hanging Chain.
John F. Bukowski*, Juniata College
(101401136)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Mathematical Biology, I

8:00 a.m.
Mathematical Modelling of the Hemodynamical Flow of Blood.
J C Misra*, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
(101492593)

8:15 a.m.
Deterministic and Stochastic Models of Development of Resistance to Genetically Modified Pesticidal Crops.
Jemal S. MohammedAwel*, State University of New York at Buffalo
John Ringlnad, State University of New York at Buffalo
(101492292)

8:30 a.m.
Eradication of the Screwworm Fly By Sterile Insect Release Method.
John G Alford*, Tulane University
Robert Matlock, Tulane University
(101492346)

8:45 a.m.
A Continuum Model with Free Boundary Formulation and the Inverse Problem for Ameboid Cell Motility.
Huseyin Coskun*, University of Iowa
(101492365)

9:00 a.m.
Modeling the molecular mechanisms of circadian rhythms and their response to light.
Tanya Leise*, Amherst College
(101492918)

9:15 a.m.
Biomechanical Model of \em{Arabidopsis thaliana} Root Hair Growth.
Sarah E. Frey*, California State University, East Bay
Claudia UhdeStone, California State University, East Bay
(101492981)

9:30 a.m.
Population density methods for stochastic neurons with a 2D state space: application to neural networks with realistic synaptic kinetics.
Daniel Tranchina, Courant Institute / NYU
Felix J Apfaltrer*, City University of New York  BMCC
(1014921017)

9:45 a.m.
On Optical Flow of Fluorescent Microscope Protein Images.
Robert C Stolz*, University of the Virgin Islands
Camille A. McKayle, University of the Virgin Islands
Robert Murphy, Carnegie Mellon University
Elvira Garcia Osuna, Carnegie Mellon University
Yanhua Hu, Carnegie Mellon University
(1014921104)

10:00 a.m.
Competing Species Models with an Infectious Disease.
Roberto A. Saenz*, University of Iowa
Herbert W. Hethcote, University of Iowa
(1014921115)

10:15 a.m.
Calcium Wave Initiation and Evolution in a Neuron.
Bradford E Peercy*, Rice University
(1014921130)

10:30 a.m.
An Erythropoiesis Structured Model with Nonlinear Cell Maturation Velocity and Hormone Decay Rate.
Azmy S. Ackleh, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Keng Deng, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Kazufumi Ito, North Carolina State University
Jeremy J. Thibodeaux*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1014921193)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Group Theory, I

8:00 a.m.
Number of Character Tables of Finite Groups.
Adriana Nenciu*, University of Florida
(101420159)

8:15 a.m.
Capability of nilpotent groups of class two and prime exponent.
Arturo Magidin*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(101420169)

8:30 a.m.
Splitting pure extensions of LCA groups.
Peter Loth*, Sacred Heart University
(101420257)

8:45 a.m.
Density in Arbitrary Semigroups.
Neil Hindman*, Howard University
Dona Strauss, University of Hull
(101420350)

9:00 a.m.
On Autocommutators in Groups.
LuiseCharlotte Kappe*, SUNY at Binghamton
(101420381)

9:15 a.m.
A Classification of Certain Maximal Subgroups of Finite Symmetric Groups.
Benjamin Newton*, University of WisconsinMadison
Bret Benesh, Harvard University
(101420422)

9:30 a.m.
An Introduction to Permutably Detectable Groups.
Joseph Evan*, King's College
(101420512)

9:45 a.m.
BlockDiaogonality of LFSGroups of $p$Type.
Stefaan Dirk Delcroix*, California State University, Fresno
(101420569)

10:00 a.m.
On the Location of the Near Frattini Subgroups of Generalized Free Products of Groups With Amalgamations.
Mohammad K. Azarian*, University of Evansville
(101420735)

10:15 a.m.
The Representations of The Heisenberg Group over a Finite Field.
Manouchehr Misaghian*, Johnson C. Smith University
(101420776)

10:30 a.m.
Simple Groups and $H^{2}(G,\mathbb{Q}/\mathbb{Z})$.
Fedor Bogomolov, CIMSNYU
Jorge Maciel*, BMCCCUNY
(101420813)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Courses Below Calculus: A Continuing Focus, II
Organizers:
Mary Robinson, University of New MexicoValencia Campus maryrobn@unm.edu
Florence S. Gordon, New York Institute of Technology
Laurette Foster, Prairie View A&M University
Arlene H. Kleinstein, Farmingdale State University of New York
Norma M. Agras, Miami Dade Community College
Linda Martin, Albuquerque TVI

8:00 a.m.
Technology and Linear Programming in a Finite Mathematics Course.
Ronald Harshbarger*, University of South Carolina Beaufort
Lisa S. Yocco, Georgia Southern University
(1014L11578)

8:20 a.m.
A Course BEFORE Calculus, but not necessarily BELOW Calculus, Continued Growth and Evolution.
Geoffrey Kuhlmann*, United States Military Academy
Gerald Kobylski, United States Military Academy
Alex Heidenberg, United States Military Academy
Jack Picciuto, United States Military Academy
(1014L11201)

8:40 a.m.
Adoption and Implementation of a Reform Curriculum for Courses Below Calculus, One Department's Experience.
David Dudley*, Scottsdale CC
(1014L11300)

9:00 a.m.
Break

9:20 a.m.
Mathematics for Measurement``Math for Practical Arts".
Mary R. Parker*, Austin Community College
Hunter Ellinger, Exemplar Technologies
(1014L11087)

9:40 a.m.
A CommonSensible FTY Curriculum For Colleges: Visions And Guidance From Scientific Clinical Research.
Clyde L. Greeno*, MALEI Mathematics Institute
(1014L11040)

10:00 a.m.
Towards a Geometry Course that Focuses on Mathematical Ways of Reasoning and Knowing.
James Morrow*, Mount Holyoke College
(1014L11075)

10:20 a.m.
A TwoSemester Precalculus/Calculus I Sequence: A Case Study.
Mike Axtell*, Wabash College
(1014L1287)

10:40 a.m.
The "Basic Four" Elementary Functions and their Applications.
Scott R. Herriott*, Maharishi University of Management
(1014L11326)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics of Chemistry
Organizers:
George Rublein, College of William and Mary gtrubl@math.wm.edu

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics Experiences in Business, Industry, and Government
Organizers:
Philip E. Gustafson, Mesa State College pgustafs@mesastate.edu
Michael G. Monticino, University of North Texas

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Countering ``I Can't Do Math": Strategies for Teaching Underprepared, MathAnxious Students, I
Organizers:
Bonnie Gold, Monmouth University bgold@monmouth.edu
Suzanne Dor\'ee, Augsburg College
Richard J. Jardine, Keene State College

8:00 a.m.
The effects of exam retakes on mathematics anxiety levels of college students enrolled in developmental mathematics.
Joan E Brown*, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM
(1014S1572)

8:20 a.m.
Using Quizzes to Reinforce Learning and Reduce Test Anxiety.
Mary I Kay*, Del Mar College
(1014S11253)

8:40 a.m.
A Decimal Point Can Kill You.
Agnes M. Kalemaris*, SUNY Farmingdale
(1014S11692)

9:00 a.m.
Using the "Color the Board" game to challenge anxious students' notions of mathematics.
Mika Munakata*, Montclair State University
Michael A. Jones, Montclair State University
(1014S11624)

9:20 a.m.
Reducing Math Anxiety by Improving the Math.
Steven R. Lay*, Lee University
(1014S1380)

9:40 a.m.
The role of content in countering math anxiety.
David Marshall*, Monmouth University
(1014S11463)

10:00 a.m.
'I Can't do Math' Where Does the Attitude Come From?
Jean M Horn*, Northern Virginia Community College  Woodbridge Campus
Harrison W Straley, Wheaton College
(1014S1352)

10:20 a.m.
Confidence to Competence: Giving Back the Control in a Mathanxious Classroom.
Debasree Raychaudhuri*, CalState Los Angeles
(1014S11668)

10:40 a.m.
Strategies for Working with Under Prepared Students and Students who Have a Poor Attitude Towards Mathematics.
Ann C Hanson*, Columbia College, Chicago
(1014S1309)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Teaching Operations Research in the Undergraduate Classroom
Organizers:
Christopher J. Lacke, Rowan University lacke@rowan.edu
Paul E. Fishback, Grand Valley State University

8:00 a.m.
Group Presentations in an Undergraduate Operations Research Course.
Paul E. Fishback*, Grand Valley State University
(1014T1751)

8:20 a.m.
An Operations Research Course for Teachers.
Nancy J Boynton*, SUNY Fredonia
(1014T11568)

8:40 a.m.
A Modeling Project in Linear Programming.
Maria Cristina Villalobos*, University of TexasPan American
(1014T11633)

9:00 a.m.
Assigning Upper Division Mathematics Courses at ``California University''.
Jenny Switkes*, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(1014T135)

9:20 a.m.
Undergraduate Nonlinear Optimization.
Bill Fox*, Francis Marion University
(1014T1625)

9:40 a.m.
Open Ended Explorations in Optimization.
Mark Parker*, Carroll College, Montana
(1014T11720)

10:00 a.m.
Utility Trailer Cargo Bed Optimization Problem.
Danny W Turner*, Winthrop University
(1014T1680)

10:20 a.m.
Using a CAS in the Teaching of Operations Research.
Christopher J. Lacke*, Rowan University
(1014T1515)

10:40 a.m.
TSP Generator: Online generation of reallife traveling salesman problems.
Sean L Forman*, Saint Joseph's University
(1014T1624)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on My Favorite Demo: Innovative Strategies for Mathematics Instructors, I
Organizers:
David R. Hill, Temple University hill@math.temple.edu
Lila F. Roberts, Georgia College \& State University

8:00 a.m.
Two handson demos for teaching about centroids in Calculus.
David M Strong*, Pepperdine University
(1014U174)

8:15 a.m.
Image Processing With Mathematica.
Roland Minton*, Roanoke College
(1014U1182)

8:30 a.m.
Visualizing the Method of Finding Volumes by Cross Section: An Eggsperiment.
Jean Uhl, Georgia Southern University
Patricia B Humphrey*, Georgia Southern University
James Braselton, Georgia Southern University
(1014U1191)

8:45 a.m.
Desktop Sharing and Collaborative Learning in a Wireless Classroom Network.
Jong H. Chung*, United States Military Academy
Randal E. Hickman, United States Military Academy
(1014U1933)

9:00 a.m.
In Search of the Singular Value Decomposition.
Thomas Hern*, Bowling Green State University
David Meel, Bowling Green State University
(1014U11026)

9:15 a.m.
Visualizing Partial Derivatives without Graphs.
Martin E. Flashman*, Humboldt State University and Occidental College
(1014U11011)

9:30 a.m.
Using the Geometer's Sketchpad Software for Introductory Calculus Demonstrations.
Monica PierriGalvao*, Gannon University
(1014U1673)

9:45 a.m.
Average and Instantaneous Rates of Change.
James J Reynolds*, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
(1014U1562)

10:00 a.m.
The Use of Spreadsheets to Illustrate Finite Mathematics Concepts.
Paul Kochanowski, Indiana University South Bend
Morteza ShafiiMousavi*, Indiana University South Bend
(1014U1100)

10:15 a.m.
Statistics Before Your Eyes: Photographs of Statistical Concepts.
Robert W Jernigan*, American University
(1014U1208)

10:30 a.m.
The Tablet PC: A Tool for Teaching a LargeGroup Calculus Class.
Nicholas Gorgievski*, Nichols College
Thomas C. DeFranco, University of Connecticut
Robert A. Stroud, University of Connecticut
Mary P. Truxaw, University of Connecticut
(1014U1506)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, V
Organizers:
Stephen L. Davis, Davidson College stdavis@davidson.edu
Eric S. Marland, Appalachian State University
Chairs:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College
Mary Beth Searcy, Appalachian State University

8:00 a.m.
Math War in China: They Know What They Don't Know.
Annie Y Han*, The City University of New York, BMCC
(1014Z11715)

8:30 a.m.
Resources for QL: Mathematics Across the Curriculum and the National Numeracy Network at the University of Nevada.
Jerry A Johnson*, University of Nevada, Reno
(1014Z1216)

8:45 a.m.
Math: The Unpopular Culture.
Victor Dorff*, California Lutheran University
(1014Z11584)

9:00 a.m.
"But I Got the Right Answer!".
Fred Worth*, Henderson State University
(1014Z11582)

9:15 a.m.
Multiple Assessments: Uncovering Mathematical Misunderstandings.
Susie M. Lanier*, Georgia Southern University
Donna B. Saye, Georgia Southern University
(1014Z1351)

9:30 a.m.
Assessing the Mathematics Core: A Mixed Method Approach at the Colorado School of Mines.
Scott A. Strong, Colorado School of Mines
Barbara M. Moskal, Colorado School of Mines
Graeme Fairweather*, Colorado School of Mines
(1014Z11494)

9:45 a.m.
Student Statistical Analysis of A Student Tutoring Laboratory.
Richard D. Summers*, Reinhardt College
(1014Z1935)

10:00 a.m.
Review Sheets: Motivating students to learn and self assess.
Luz Maria DeAlba*, Drake University
(1014Z1742)

10:15 a.m.
Dropping Lowest Grades.
Jonathan M. Kane*, University of Wisconsin  Whitewater
Daniel M. Kane, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1014Z1471)

10:30 a.m.
A Master's Program for Middle School Mathematics Teachers.
Julie A. Belock*, Salem State College
(1014Z1973)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
PME Council

Saturday January 14, 2006, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Whitney's extension problems.
Charles L. Fefferman*, Princeton University
(10142605)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Model theory of metric structures.
C. Ward Henson*, University of Illinois at Urbana Cha