Joint Mathematics Meetings Program by Special Session
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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
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, I
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Herbert H. Lehman College (CUNY) jdauben@att.net
Patti Hunter, Westmont College phunter@westmont.edu
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia khp3k@virginia.edu

1:00 p.m.
Reconstructing Early Developments of Determinants in China: Evidence from the ``Nine Chapters of Mathematical Methods" (Jiu zhang suan shu) and Later Commentaries.
Roger Hart*, University of Texas at Austin
(101401497)

1:30 p.m.
Western Concepts of Infinity Introduced to China in the Seventeenth Century.
Yibao Xu*, Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York
(101401916)

2:00 p.m.
Giacomo Rho (15921638) and his mathematical work in Beijing.
Jose A. Cervera*, ITESM, Campus Monterrey, Dep. Estudios Humanisticos
(101401693)

2:30 p.m.
Descartes, the Princess Elisabeth, and the Problem of Apollonius: The dangers of Underestimating a Geometrical Problem.
Henk J.M. Bos*, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
(101451456)

3:00 p.m.
A War of Words in Pictures: the Dispute between Montmort and De Moivre over the Probability Calculus.
David R Bellhouse*, Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, University of Western Ontario
(101401465)

3:30 p.m.
On a Result of Lagrange in the Theory of Infinite Series.
Craig G. Fraser*, University of Toronto
(101401637)

4:00 p.m.
Early Theories of Vectors.
Sandro Caparrini*, Dibner Institute for the History of Science, Cambridge MS
(101401503)

4:30 p.m.
Cayley's counting problems.
Anthony J. Crilly*, Middlesex University
(101401504)

5:00 p.m.
Mathematical crystallography after Hilbert's 18th problem.
Jeanine Daems*, Leiden University
(101401733)

5:30 p.m.
Euler's Amicable Numbers.
William Dunham*, Muhlenberg College
(101401510)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, II
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Herbert H. Lehman College (CUNY) jdauben@att.net
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia

1:00 p.m.
Did Euclid Need the Euclidean Algorithm to Prove Unique Factorization?
David J. Pengelley*, New Mexico State University
Fred Richman, Florida Atlantic University
(101401730)

1:30 p.m.
Lagrange, Sufficient Reason, and Space.
Judith Grabiner*, Pitzer College, Claremont, California
(101401387)

2:00 p.m.
Statesmen of British Mathematics: Scientific Society Involvement of Mathematicians in NineteenthCentury Britain.
Sloan Evans Despeaux*, Western Carolina University
(101401707)

2:30 p.m.
Mathematics as Popular Science: Benjamin Peirce in 19thCentury Boston.
Deborah Kent*, Simon Fraser University
(101401682)

3:00 p.m.
Cardinality and Confusion in the Peircean Continuum.
Matthew E Moore*, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
(101401542)

3:30 p.m.
Proof in Islam, India, and China.
Victor J Katz*, University of the District of Columbia
(101401717)

4:00 p.m.
The Volterra Chronicles.
Judith R Goodstein*, California Institute of Technology
(101401635)

4:30 p.m.
Objects and Mathematics Teaching at American Colleges and Universities.
Peggy Aldrich Kidwell*, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian
Amy AckerbergHastings, University of Maryland University College
David Lindsay Roberts, Laurel, Maryland
(101401616)

5:00 p.m.
Flying the Platonic Flag: Philosophical and Nationalistic Ideology in Deutsche Mathematik.
Thomas Drucker*, University of WisconsinWhitewater
(101401857)

5:30 p.m.
Mathematics and the Social Sciences: The Origins of Finite Mathematics.
Walter Meyer*, Adelphi University
(10140165)
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