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Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Antonio, TX, January 12-15, 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. AMS-SIAM 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
(1014-35-442)
8:30 a.m.
Dynamic bifurcation and stability of the Taylor problem.
Tian Ma , Sichuan University
Shouhong Wang* , Indiana University
(1014-35-298)
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
(1014-35-397)
9:30 a.m.
Nonlinear dynamics for semi-linear equations in circular domains and anisotropic Sobolev spaces.
Vladimir V Varlamov* , University of Texas -- Pan American
(1014-35-851)
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
(1014-93-228)
10:30 a.m.
On the quantization of the three-particle Fermi-Pasta-Ulam lattice.
Bao-Feng Feng* , The University of Texas-Pan American
(1014-37-923)
Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. AMS-SIAM 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 Kadison-Singer 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
(1014-47-310)
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
(1014-94-714)
9:00 a.m.
Multidimensional Prolate Spheroidal Wavelets.
Gilbert G Walter* , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
(1014-41-304)
9:30 a.m.
Prolate spheroidal wavelets in a periodic setting.
Xiaoping Shen* , Ohio University
(1014-42-160)
10:00 a.m.
Two applications of frames for the analysis of astrophysical data.
Sandrine Anthoine , Universite de Marseille, France
Ingrid Daubechies* , Princeton University
(1014-46-1364)
Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS-SIAM 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
(1014-93-1226)
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
(1014-34-919)
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
(1014-37-1222)
9:30 a.m.
A new proof of Sharkovsky's theorem.
Keith Burns* , Northwestern University
Boris Hasselblatt , Tufts University
(1014-37-995)
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
(1014-37-840)
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
(1014-37-891)
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 Log-Concavity.
Thomas Lam , Harvard University
Alexander Postnikov , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pavlo Pylyavskyy* , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1014-05-382)
8:30 a.m.
k-Schur functions, Macdonald polynomials, and quantum cohomology.
Luc Lapointe , Universidad de Talca
Jennifer Morse* , University of Miami
(1014-05-1661)
9:00 a.m.
Longest alternating subsequences of permutations.
Richard P. Stanley* , M.I.T.
(1014-05-325)
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
(1014-05-360)
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. El-Guindy , 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
(1014-52-1386)
8:30 a.m.
Convex Bodies with Constant Projection Functions.
Ralph Howard* , University of South Carolina
Daniel Hug , Mathematisches Institut, Universit{\"a}t Freiburg
(1014-52-1230)
9:00 a.m.
On the road between intersection bodies and polar projection bodies.
Alexander Koldobsky* , University of Missouri-Columbia
(1014-52-178)
9:30 a.m.
Centroid bodies and comparison of volumes.
Vladyslav Yaskin* , University of Missouri - Columbia
Maryna Yaskina , University of Missouri - Columbia
(1014-52-379)
10:00 a.m.
Non-intersection bodies all of whose central sections are intersection bodies.
Maryna Yaskina* , University of Missouri - Columbia
(1014-52-378)
10:30 a.m.
General measures of a convex body.
Artem Zvavitch* , Kent State University
(1014-52-748)
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 two-dimensional Noetherian domains.
Bruce Olberding* , New Mexico State University
(1014-13-1462)
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
(1014-13-1175)
9:00 a.m.
Arithmetic Properties of Pullbacks.
Evan Houston* , UNC Charlotte
John Taylor , UNC Charlotte
(1014-13-925)
9:30 a.m.
Integral closure of graded integral domains.
Mi Hee Park* , Chung-Ang University
(1014-13-1045)
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
(1014-13-604)
10:30 a.m.
The Regularity Condition $\mathrm{R}_k$ of Serre.
Marie A. Vitulli* , University of Oregon
(1014-13-157)
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 Orlik-Solomon algebras and geometry of line configurations.
Sergey Yuzvinsky* , University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
(1014-13-366)
8:30 a.m.
Holonomy Lie algebras, Graphic Arrangements, and $Tor_i^A(k,k)_i$.
Hal Schenck* , Texas A&M University
Paulo Lima-Filho , Texas A&M University
(1014-14-340)
9:00 a.m.
Core of ideals.
Claudia Polini* , University of Notre Dame
(1014-13-793)
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
(1014-13-1442)
10:30 a.m.
Some conjectures on the resolutions of defining ideals of Veronese embeddings.
Jerzy M Weyman* , Northeastern University
(1014-13-1758)
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
(1014-30-1365)
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.
(1014-11-1120)
9:30 a.m.
Inhomogeneous Diophantine approximation for irrationals with quasi-periodic continued fractions.
Mary E. Flahive* , Oregon State University
Richard T. Bumby , Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
(1014-11-217)
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
(1014-11-218)
10:30 a.m.
Expressing real quadratic irrationals as period-two continued fractions and their connections with diophantine approximation.
Edward B Burger* , Williams College
(1014-11-746)
Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Session on Topology, II
8:00 a.m.
Non-Archimedean Topologies as Boolean Rings and Their Maximal Ideals.
Rahim G Karimpour* , Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(1014-54-534)
8:15 a.m.
Filament sets, aposyndesis, and the decomposition theorem of Jones.
Keith Whittington* , University of the Pacific
Janusz Prajs , Sacramento State University
(1014-54-323)
8:30 a.m.
Cohomological dimension with respect to nonabelian groups.
Atish Mitra* , University of Tennessee- Knoxville
(1014-55-1256)
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
(1014-54-847)
9:00 a.m.
Binary Statements of Closed Curves and Graphs.
Avery S Zoch* , Atlas Distributions
(1014-54-920)
9:15 a.m.
The equivalence of the net \& open-filter process and the open C*-filter process of compactification.
Hueytzen J Wu* , Texas A&M University - Kingsville
Wan-Hong Wu , The Institute for Drug Development, Cancer Therapy & Research Center
(1014-54-1097)
9:30 a.m.
Some applications of signatures.
W. Kulpa , Silesian University
A. Szymanski* , Slippery Rock University
(1014-54-1330)
9:45 a.m.
Knitting Topological Surfaces.
Sarah-Marie Belcastro* , Xavier University
(1014-54-1355)
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.,
(1014-54-1565)
10:15 a.m.
Covering properties of symmetrizable spaces.
Sheldon W Davis* , MIami University
(1014-54-1569)
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
(1014-54-1725)
10:45 a.m.
Shift operators on 0-dimensional compact metric spaces.
Minakshisundaram Rajagopalan* , Tennessee State University
(1014-00-329)
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
(1014-01-122)
8:15 a.m.
Kein's Erlangen program.
Alan Durfee* , Mount Holyoke College
(1014-01-1000)
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
(1014-01-603)
9:00 a.m.
Programming Gauss's algorithms for quadratic forms.
R. Michael Josephy* , Universidad de Costa Rica
(1014-01-705)
9:15 a.m.
Christiaan Huygens and the Problem of the Hanging Chain.
John F. Bukowski* , Juniata College
(1014-01-136)
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
(1014-92-593)
8:15 a.m.
Deterministic and Stochastic Models of Development of Resistance to Genetically Modified Pesticidal Crops.
Jemal S. Mohammed-Awel* , State University of New York at Buffalo
John Ringlnad , State University of New York at Buffalo
(1014-92-292)
8:30 a.m.
Eradication of the Screwworm Fly By Sterile Insect Release Method.
John G Alford* , Tulane University
Robert Matlock , Tulane University
(1014-92-346)
8:45 a.m.
A Continuum Model with Free Boundary Formulation and the Inverse Problem for Ameboid Cell Motility.
Huseyin Coskun* , University of Iowa
(1014-92-365)
9:00 a.m.
Modeling the molecular mechanisms of circadian rhythms and their response to light.
Tanya Leise* , Amherst College
(1014-92-918)
9:15 a.m.
Biomechanical Model of \em{Arabidopsis thaliana} Root Hair Growth.
Sarah E. Frey* , California State University, East Bay
Claudia Uhde-Stone , California State University, East Bay
(1014-92-981)
9:30 a.m.
Population density methods for stochastic neurons with a 2-D state space: application to neural networks with realistic synaptic kinetics.
Daniel Tranchina , Courant Institute / NYU
Felix J Apfaltrer* , City University of New York - BMCC
(1014-92-1017)
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
(1014-92-1104)
10:00 a.m.
Competing Species Models with an Infectious Disease.
Roberto A. Saenz* , University of Iowa
Herbert W. Hethcote , University of Iowa
(1014-92-1115)
10:15 a.m.
Calcium Wave Initiation and Evolution in a Neuron.
Bradford E Peercy* , Rice University
(1014-92-1130)
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
(1014-92-1193)
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
(1014-20-159)
8:15 a.m.
Capability of nilpotent groups of class two and prime exponent.
Arturo Magidin* , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1014-20-169)
8:30 a.m.
Splitting pure extensions of LCA groups.
Peter Loth* , Sacred Heart University
(1014-20-257)
8:45 a.m.
Density in Arbitrary Semigroups.
Neil Hindman* , Howard University
Dona Strauss , University of Hull
(1014-20-350)
9:00 a.m.
On Autocommutators in Groups.
Luise-Charlotte Kappe* , SUNY at Binghamton
(1014-20-381)
9:15 a.m.
A Classification of Certain Maximal Subgroups of Finite Symmetric Groups.
Benjamin Newton* , University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bret Benesh , Harvard University
(1014-20-422)
9:30 a.m.
An Introduction to Permutably Detectable Groups.
Joseph Evan* , King's College
(1014-20-512)
9:45 a.m.
Block-Diaogonality of LFS-Groups of $p$-Type.
Stefaan Dirk Delcroix* , California State University, Fresno
(1014-20-569)
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
(1014-20-735)
10:15 a.m.
The Representations of The Heisenberg Group over a Finite Field.
Manouchehr Misaghian* , Johnson C. Smith University
(1014-20-776)
10:30 a.m.
Simple Groups and $H^{2}(G,\mathbb{Q}/\mathbb{Z})$.
Fedor Bogomolov , CIMS-NYU
Jorge Maciel* , BMCC-CUNY
(1014-20-813)
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 Mexico-Valencia 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 T-VI
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
(1014-L1-1578)
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
(1014-L1-1201)
8:40 a.m.
Adoption and Implementation of a Reform Curriculum for Courses Below Calculus, One Department's Experience.
David Dudley* , Scottsdale CC
(1014-L1-1300)
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
(1014-L1-1087)
9:40 a.m.
A Common-Sensible FTY Curriculum For Colleges: Visions And Guidance From Scientific Clinical Research.
Clyde L. Greeno* , MALEI Mathematics Institute
(1014-L1-1040)
10:00 a.m.
Towards a Geometry Course that Focuses on Mathematical Ways of Reasoning and Knowing.
James Morrow* , Mount Holyoke College
(1014-L1-1075)
10:20 a.m.
A Two-Semester Precalculus/Calculus I Sequence: A Case Study.
Mike Axtell* , Wabash College
(1014-L1-287)
10:40 a.m.
The "Basic Four" Elementary Functions and their Applications.
Scott R. Herriott* , Maharishi University of Management
(1014-L1-1326)
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, Math-Anxious 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
(1014-S1-572)
8:20 a.m.
Using Quizzes to Reinforce Learning and Reduce Test Anxiety.
Mary I Kay* , Del Mar College
(1014-S1-1253)
8:40 a.m.
A Decimal Point Can Kill You.
Agnes M. Kalemaris* , SUNY Farmingdale
(1014-S1-1692)
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
(1014-S1-1624)
9:20 a.m.
Reducing Math Anxiety by Improving the Math.
Steven R. Lay* , Lee University
(1014-S1-380)
9:40 a.m.
The role of content in countering math anxiety.
David Marshall* , Monmouth University
(1014-S1-1463)
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
(1014-S1-352)
10:20 a.m.
Confidence to Competence: Giving Back the Control in a Math-anxious Classroom.
Debasree Raychaudhuri* , CalState Los Angeles
(1014-S1-1668)
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
(1014-S1-309)
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
(1014-T1-751)
8:20 a.m.
An Operations Research Course for Teachers.
Nancy J Boynton* , SUNY Fredonia
(1014-T1-1568)
8:40 a.m.
A Modeling Project in Linear Programming.
Maria Cristina Villalobos* , University of Texas-Pan American
(1014-T1-1633)
9:00 a.m.
Assigning Upper Division Mathematics Courses at ``California University''.
Jenny Switkes* , California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(1014-T1-35)
9:20 a.m.
Undergraduate Nonlinear Optimization.
Bill Fox* , Francis Marion University
(1014-T1-625)
9:40 a.m.
Open Ended Explorations in Optimization.
Mark Parker* , Carroll College, Montana
(1014-T1-1720)
10:00 a.m.
Utility Trailer Cargo Bed Optimization Problem.
Danny W Turner* , Winthrop University
(1014-T1-680)
10:20 a.m.
Using a CAS in the Teaching of Operations Research.
Christopher J. Lacke* , Rowan University
(1014-T1-515)
10:40 a.m.
TSP Generator: On-line generation of real-life traveling salesman problems.
Sean L Forman* , Saint Joseph's University
(1014-T1-624)
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 hands-on demos for teaching about centroids in Calculus.
David M Strong* , Pepperdine University
(1014-U1-74)
8:15 a.m.
Image Processing With Mathematica.
Roland Minton* , Roanoke College
(1014-U1-182)
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
(1014-U1-191)
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
(1014-U1-933)
9:00 a.m.
In Search of the Singular Value Decomposition.
Thomas Hern* , Bowling Green State University
David Meel , Bowling Green State University
(1014-U1-1026)
9:15 a.m.
Visualizing Partial Derivatives without Graphs.
Martin E. Flashman* , Humboldt State University and Occidental College
(1014-U1-1011)
9:30 a.m.
Using the Geometer's Sketchpad Software for Introductory Calculus Demonstrations.
Monica Pierri-Galvao* , Gannon University
(1014-U1-673)
9:45 a.m.
Average and Instantaneous Rates of Change.
James J Reynolds* , Clarion University of Pennsylvania
(1014-U1-562)
10:00 a.m.
The Use of Spreadsheets to Illustrate Finite Mathematics Concepts.
Paul Kochanowski , Indiana University South Bend
Morteza Shafii-Mousavi* , Indiana University South Bend
(1014-U1-100)
10:15 a.m.
Statistics Before Your Eyes: Photographs of Statistical Concepts.
Robert W Jernigan* , American University
(1014-U1-208)
10:30 a.m.
The Tablet PC: A Tool for Teaching a Large-Group Calculus Class.
Nicholas Gorgievski* , Nichols College
Thomas C. DeFranco , University of Connecticut
Robert A. Stroud , University of Connecticut
Mary P. Truxaw , University of Connecticut
(1014-U1-506)
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
(1014-Z1-1715)
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
(1014-Z1-216)
8:45 a.m.
Math: The Unpopular Culture.
Victor Dorff* , California Lutheran University
(1014-Z1-1584)
9:00 a.m.
"But I Got the Right Answer!".
Fred Worth* , Henderson State University
(1014-Z1-1582)
9:15 a.m.
Multiple Assessments: Uncovering Mathematical Misunderstandings.
Susie M. Lanier* , Georgia Southern University
Donna B. Saye , Georgia Southern University
(1014-Z1-351)
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
(1014-Z1-1494)
9:45 a.m.
Student Statistical Analysis of A Student Tutoring Laboratory.
Richard D. Summers* , Reinhardt College
(1014-Z1-935)
10:00 a.m.
Review Sheets: Motivating students to learn and self assess.
Luz Maria DeAlba* , Drake University
(1014-Z1-742)
10:15 a.m.
Dropping Lowest Grades.
Jonathan M. Kane* , University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Daniel M. Kane , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1014-Z1-471)
10:30 a.m.
A Master's Program for Middle School Mathematics Teachers.
Julie A. Belock* , Salem State College
(1014-Z1-973)
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
(1014-26-05)
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