Joint Mathematics Meetings AMS Special Session
Current as of Friday, January 18, 2013 00:31:56
Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Diego Convention Center and San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina, San Diego, CA
January 912, 2013 (Wednesday  Saturday)
Meeting #1086
Associate secretaries:
Georgia Benkart, AMS benkart@math.wisc.edu
Gerard A Venema, MAA venema@calvin.edu
AMSMAA Special Session on the History of Mathematics

Friday January 11, 2013, 1:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on the History of Mathematics, I
Room 9, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Deborah Kent, Drake University
Adrian Rice, RandolphMacon College arice4@rmc.edu

1:00 p.m.
Algebra in Words vs. Algebra in Symbols.
Victor J Katz*, Silver Spring, MD
(108601461) 
1:30 p.m.
Riches from the Middle Ages.
Barnabas B. Hughes*, California State University, Northridge
(108601826) 
2:00 p.m.
Great minds think alike  when they share knowledge.
Janet L. Beery*, University of Redlands
(1086011697) 
2:30 p.m.
What mathematics did George Washington know before he became a professional surveyor and how did he use it?
V. Frederick Rickey*, West Point.
Theodore J. Crackel, The Papers of George Washington
(108601747) 
3:00 p.m.
Mathematics is a Plural Noun: The Case of Oliver Byrne, Esq.
Janet Heine Barnett*, Colorado State University  Pueblo
(108601919) 
3:30 p.m.
Mathematical questions: A convergence of practices in British mathematical journals, 17951901.
Sloan E Despeaux*, Western Carolina University
(108601473) 
4:00 p.m.
Mathematical Publication in Early NineteenthCentury Germany: Venues, Careers and Publics.
William Thomas Archibald*, Simon Fraser University
(108601886) 
4:30 p.m.
Why Natural Numbers Are Called Natural: The Impact of Social Context in NineteenthCentury Mathematics.
Andrea Arredondo*, Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, UNAM, Mexico City
(108601173) 
5:00 p.m.
Analytic representation and the MittagLeffler "circle": Contrasting notions of generality in the late 19th century.
Laura E. Turner*, University of Toronto
(1086011861) 
5:30 p.m.
Mathematical Notations as Identifiers of Epistemic Cultures.
Bruce J. Petrie*, University of Toronto
(1086011149) 
6:00 p.m.
Using mathematical notation for programming computers.
Helena Durnova*, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic
(108601933)

1:00 p.m.

Saturday January 12, 2013, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on the History of Mathematics, II
Room 9, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Deborah Kent, Drake University
Adrian Rice, RandolphMacon College arice4@rmc.edu

1:00 p.m.
Deductive structure and mathematical tables in Ptolemy's Almagest.
Nathan C Sidoli*, Waseda University, School of International Liberal Studies
(1086011199) 
1:30 p.m.
Theory versus tables in secondmillennium applied mathematics in India.
Kim Plofker*, Union College
(108601956) 
2:00 p.m.
Elliptical Orbits and the Conflict over the Calculus.
Paul R Wolfson*, West Chester University
(108601935) 
2:30 p.m.
Your humble Servant, Is. Newton.
William Dunham*, Muhlenberg College
(108601457) 
3:00 p.m.
A Reader's Guide to the Classification of Quadratic Forms in the Disquisitiones Arithmeticae.
Lawrence A. D'Antonio*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(108601993) 
3:30 p.m.
The Reverend Thomas Hill (18181891): Educator, Administrator and Mathematician.
Eisso J. Atzema*, University of Maine
(1086011337) 
4:00 p.m.
TALK ADDED: Promoting mathematics in the GrecoRoman world, Jacqueline Feke, University of Chicago 
4:00 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Von Mises and the Mathematical Theory of Plastic Deformation.
Rolf Nossum*, University of Agder, Norway
(108601653) 
4:30 p.m.
Weyl's lecture courses on group theory at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) before the Second World War.
Christophe Eckes*, Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse
(108601656) 
5:00 p.m.
Biogeometry, 1941.
Marjorie Senechal*, Smith College
(108601482) 
5:30 p.m.
Creating a Life: Emil Artin in America.
Della Dumbaugh*, University of Richmond
Joachim Schwermer, University of Vienna
(108601932)

1:00 p.m.