Joint Mathematics Meetings Program by Special Session
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Joint Mathematics Meetings
Washington, DC, January 58, 2009 (Monday  Thursday)
Meeting #1046
Associate secretaries:
Bernard Russo, AMS brusso@math.uci.edu
James J Tattersall, MAA tat@providence.edu
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, I
Marshall Ballroom South, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Lehman College jdauben@att.net
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, II
Marshall Ballroom South, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Lehman College jdauben@att.net
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College

1:00 p.m.
The Mathematics in Newton's {\it Principia Mathematica}.
George E. Smith*, Philosophy Department, Tufts University; Philosophy Department, Stanford University (Spring '09)
(1046011437)

2:00 p.m.
Mrs. Bean's Young Ladies: Mathematics Education in Early Modern England.
Kathryn James*, Beinecke Library, Yale University
(104601356)

2:30 p.m.
Insights into Cayley's work on the quintic.
Steven H. Weintraub*, Lehigh University
(10460133)

3:00 p.m.
What is at stake in Weierstrass' criticism of Riemann's function theory ?
Renaud G. Chorlay*, Universite Denis Diderot (Paris 7)
(104601525)

3:30 p.m.
Computing Devices, Mathematics Education and Mathematics  Sexton's Omnimetre in Its Time.
Peggy Aldrich Kidwell*, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
(104601287)

4:00 p.m.
Did Geometry Need Saving From Bourbaki?
Thomas Drucker*, University of WisconsinWhitewater
(104601282)

4:30 p.m.
The PolishAmerican mathematician Joseph Perott.
Roger L. Cooke*, University of Vermont
(104601384)

5:00 p.m.
Grading the Greats: What G. Castelnuovo and F. Severi thought of one another in the 1930s.
Donald G. Babbitt, UCLA
Judith R Goodstein*, Institute Archives, California Institute of Technology
(104601378)

5:30 p.m.
Hilbert and the origin myth of modern mathematics.
Colin McLarty*, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH
(104601802)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, III
Marshall Ballroom South, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Lehman College jdauben@att.net
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, IV
Marshall Ballroom South, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Lehman College jdauben@att.net
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College

1:00 p.m.
Saving the phenomena: limits from Maclaurin to Cauchy.
Robert E. Bradley*, Adelphi University
(104601720)

1:30 p.m.
Euler, Lagrange and Cauchy: Three perspectives on the "Euler Identity".
C Edward Sandifer*, Western Connecticut State University
(104601769)

2:00 p.m.
Andrew Ellicott: mathematician, surveyor, teacher.
Florence D Fasanelli*, AAAS
(104601413)

2:30 p.m.
Edwin Abbott and the mathematics of Flatland.
William Lindgren*, Slippery Rock University
Joan Richards, Brown University
(104601696)

3:00 p.m.
Elliptic Functions via Invariant Theory: Cayley's partial anticipation of the Weierstrass $\wp $function.
Adrian Rice*, RandolphMacon College
(104601369)

3:30 p.m.
Teacher and Mentor: Gösta MittagLeffler's influence on the Swedish mathematical community through his role as professor at Stockholms högskola.
Laura E. Turner*, University of Aarhus
(104601688)

4:00 p.m.
What Led Ronald Fisher to the Concept of Randomization? A ReExamination.
Nancy S. Hall*, University of Delaware
(104601538)

4:30 p.m.
Integral Equations: a "Revolution" in Mathematics in the early 20th Century?
William T Archibald*, Simon Fraser University
Rossana Tazzioli, Universit'{e} de Lille I, Lille, France
(104601506)

5:00 p.m.
The Center Problem in Complex Dynamics, 19131942.
Daniel S. Alexander*, Drake University, Department of Mathematics & Computer Sciences
(1046011126)

5:30 p.m.
The real inventor of the computer.
Sanford L Segal*, University of Rochester
(104601562)
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