Joint Mathematics Meetings Program by AMS Special Session
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Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Francisco, CA, January 1316, 2010 (Wednesday  Saturday)
Meeting #1056
Associate secretaries:
Matthew Miller, AMS miller@math.sc.edu
Gerard A Venema, MAA venema@calvin.edu
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics

Friday January 15, 2010, 1:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, I
Room 2010, 2nd Floor, Moscone
Organizers:
Craig Fraser, University of Toronto
Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College
Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University despeaux@wcu.edu

1:00 p.m.
The Mathematics of the Antikythera Mechanism.
James Evans*, University of Puget Sound
(105601929)

1:30 p.m.
The various "Indian rules" in medieval and early modern Western mathematics.
Kim Plofker*, Union College
(1056011189)

2:00 p.m.
Descartes, Van Schooten, and algebraic extensions of fields.
Michel Pierre Serfati*, Université Paris VII/ Denis Diderot
(10560156)

2:30 p.m.
Curvature and symmetry in Newton's early computations of orbital dynamics.
Michael Nauenberg*, UCSC
(1056011560)

3:00 p.m.
Johann Bernoulli's lost lecture on differential calculus and its sequels.
Ruediger Thiele*, Hall, Germany
(1056011572)

3:30 p.m.
From cascades to calculus: episodes in the history of Rolle's theorem.
June BarrowGreen*, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
(105601273)

4:00 p.m.
D company: the rise and fall of differential operator theory in Britain, 1810s1870s.
Ivor O. GrattanGuinness*, Middlesex University, UK
(1056011877)

4:30 p.m.
Pasch and Klein on intuition and proofs.
Dirk Schlimm*, McGill University
(1056011156)

5:00 p.m.
Why was Wantzel Overlooked for a Century? The Changing Importance of an Impossibility Result.
Jesper Lützen*, University of Copenhagen
(105601808)

5:30 p.m.
From idea to mathematical object: Herman Minkowski's introduction of general convex sets.
Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen*, IMFUFA, Roskilde University
(105601304)

6:00 p.m.
Building a Nation: The Evolution of a Mathematical Research Community from the Italian States to the Kingdom of Italy.
Laura Martini*, Siena, Italy
(1056011331)

Saturday January 16, 2010, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, II
Room 2010, 2nd Floor, Moscone
Organizers:
Craig Fraser, University of Toronto
Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College
Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University despeaux@wcu.edu

Saturday January 16, 2010, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, III
Room 2010, 2nd Floor, Moscone
Organizers:
Craig Fraser, University of Toronto
Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College
Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University despeaux@wcu.edu

1:00 p.m.
Euler, Dilog, and Zeta(2).
Dan Kalman*, American University
Mark McKinzie, St. John Fisher College
(105601849)

1:30 p.m.
The Genesis of Generating Functions in Abraham De Moivre's Work.
David R Bellhouse*, University of Western Ontario
(105601278)

2:00 p.m.
What is a Great Book? A Case Study of Legendre's Éléments de Géométrie (1794) and Playfair's Elements of Geometry (1795).
Amy AckerbergHastings*, University of Maryland University College
(105601625)

2:30 p.m.
Understanding Early Laplacian Simplifications.
Menolly Lysne*, Simon Fraser University
(1056011072)

3:00 p.m.
Maxwell, Poincaré and the Rings of Saturn.
Tom Archibald*, Simon Fraser University
(105601254)

3:30 p.m.
The nbody problem in spaces of constant curvature.
Florin N. Diacu*, University of Victoria
(105601393)

4:00 p.m.
Italian Mathematics and Mechanics Between the 18th and 19th Centuries.
Sandro Caparrini*, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Toronto ON, Canada
(1056011596)

4:30 p.m.
Federigo Enriques' Obsession: A Tale from Italian Algebraic Geometry.
Donald Babbitt*, UCLA
Judith Goodstein, Einstein Papers Project, Cal Tech
(105601306)

5:00 p.m.
Pinning Down Outliers: 19th Century Stabs at Exact Probabilities for Rare Events.
Byron E. Wall*, York University
(105601548)

5:30 p.m.
If Brute Force Does Not Work You Are Not Using Enough: the rise of Numerical Integration in 20th Century Astronomy.
Allan D. G. Olley*, University of Toronto  IHPST
(1056011124)
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