Joint Mathematics Meetings Program by AMS Special Session
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Joint Mathematics Meetings
New Orleans, LA, January 69, 2011 (Thursday  Sunday)
Meeting #1067
Associate secretaries:
Steven H Weintraub, AMS shw2@lehigh.edu
Gerard A Venema, MAA venema@calvin.edu
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, I
Maurepas, 3rd Floor, JW Marriott
Organizers:
Sloan E. Despeaux, Western Carolina University despeaux@wcu.edu
Craig G. Fraser, University of Toronto
Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, II
Maurepas, 3rd Floor, JW Marriott
Organizers:
Sloan E. Despeaux, Western Carolina University despeaux@wcu.edu
Craig G. Fraser, University of Toronto
Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College

2:15 p.m.
Math Needs Paper and Imagination?: Embodying the Mathematical Knowledge in 17th century Japan.
Tomoko L Kitagawa*, Harvard University
(1067011308)

2:45 p.m.
Early Chinese Mathematics: its Development from preQin to Wei.
Joseph W. Dauben*, National ChiaoTung University, Taiwan
(1067011078)

3:15 p.m.
Chinese Roots of Linear Algebra.
Roger Hart*, University of Texas at Austin
(1067011570)

3:45 p.m.
Trigonometric Tables in China.
JiangPing Jeff Chen*, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota
(106701132)

4:15 p.m.
The Mathematical Study of Historical Numerical Tables: Successes, Failures, Issues.
Glen R Van Brummelen*, Quest University
(1067011348)

4:45 p.m.
Diagrams and spheres: reflections on an early Arabic edition of Menelaus' Spherics.
Nathan Sidoli*, Waseda University
(1067011076)

5:15 p.m.
Ptolemy's justification for the study of mathematics.
Jacqueline Feke*, Stanford University
(1067011575)

5:45 p.m.
Seventeenthcentury debates on ratio and proportionality revisited.
Antoni Malet*, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
(1067012423)

Friday January 7, 2011, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, III
Maurepas, 3rd Floor, JW Marriott
Organizers:
Sloan E. Despeaux, Western Carolina University despeaux@wcu.edu
Craig G. Fraser, University of Toronto
Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College

8:00 a.m.
This part of this session is also cosponsored by The International Commission for the History of Mathematics (ICHM).

8:00 a.m.
The Quadrature of the Circle: 17th century impossibility arguments.
Jesper Lutzen*, University of Copenhagen
(1067011079)

8:30 a.m.
The quarrel on the invention of the calculus in Jean E . Montucla and Joseph J. L. de Lalande, Histoire des Mathématiques (1758/17991802).
Niccolò Guicciardini*, UniversitÃ di Bergamo, Italy
(1067011017)

9:00 a.m.
"Splendidly isolated"? Some reflections on the transnationality of 19thcentury British mathematics.
Adrian Rice*, RandolphMacon College
(106701521)

9:30 a.m.
Salvatore Pincherle and the 1918 Grand Prix des sciences mathématiques: The Third Man.
Daniel S. Alexander*, Drake University
(1067012027)

10:00 a.m.
Shades of modernism in understandings of applied mathematics: von Neumann's economic system of equations and Rashevsky's model of cellular multiplication.
Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen*, IMFUFA, NSM, Roskilde University
(1067011160)

10:30 a.m.
The lure of the fundamental probability set of equally likely events.
Byron E. Wall*, York University
(1067011110)

11:00 a.m.
Mobilizing Mathematics: The American Mathematical Society and World War II.
Karen V. H. Parshall*, University of Virginia
(1067011225)

11:30 a.m.
George Birkhoff"the Poincaré of America".
June E. BarrowGreen*, The Open University
(1067011018)

Friday January 7, 2011, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, IV
Maurepas, 3rd Floor, JW Marriott
Organizers:
Sloan E. Despeaux, Western Carolina University despeaux@wcu.edu
Craig G. Fraser, University of Toronto
Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College

1:00 p.m.
Mary Cartwright and G.H. Hardy's 1928 Oxford Seminar.
James J. Tattersall*, Providence College
Shawnee L. McMurran, California State University San Bernardino
(106701613)

1:30 p.m.
George Whaples: A Novice in Emil Artin's Mathematical Circle.
Della D. Fenster*, University of Richmond
Joachim Schwermer, University of Vienna
(1067011547)

2:00 p.m.
Advertising and Patronage in Laplace's Early Writing.
Menolly Lysne*, IHPST at University of Toronto
(1067011012)

2:30 p.m.
Circulating Mathematics and Connecting Mathematicians: \em{The American Journal of Mathematics}, 18781930.
Deborah Kent*, Hillsdale College
(1067012354)

3:00 p.m.
Roles of an International Journal: Acta Mathematica and Italian Mathematicians, 18821927.
Laura E. Turner*, Aarhus Universitet
(1067012104)

3:30 p.m.
On the universalization of matrix decomposition: algebraic practices and their circulations (18301930).
Frédéric Brechenmacher*, CNRS  Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, Paris &Laboratoire de Mathématiques Lens. Univ. Lille
(1067011433)
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