Joint Mathematics Meetings Program by Special Session
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Joint Mathematics Meetings
Atlanta, GA, January 58, 2005
Meeting #1003
Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS lsibner@duke.poly.edu
James J Tattersall, MAA tat@providence.edu
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics

Friday January 7, 2005, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, I
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Lehman College (CUNY) jdauben@att.net
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia

1:00 p.m.
Hard mathematics in the medieval Islamic tradition: alMahani's treatise on ratio theory.
Jan P Hogendijk*, Universities of Utrecht and Leiden, Netherlands
(100301920)

1:30 p.m.
The Latin tradition of Thabit ibn Qurrah's Treatise on the secant figure.
Eberhard Heinrich Knobloch*, Berlin University of Technology, Germany
(100301313)

2:00 p.m.
Transmission and impact of mathematical tables.
Kim Plofker*, University of Utrecht, IIAS Leiden, Netherlands
(1003011005)

2:30 p.m.
European Mathematics in the New Spain, 15211821: A survey conducted in the Biblioteca Cervantina (Monterrey, Mexico).
Jose A. Cervera*, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey
(1003011459)

3:00 p.m.
Mathematical Instrumentalism in PreCopernican Astronomy.
Craig Graham Fraser*, University of Toronto
(100301701)

3:30 p.m.
Matrices without numbers.
Anthony J. Crilly*, Middlesex University, London, England.
(100301900)

4:00 p.m.
The WeierstrassSchwarz Correspondence.
Ruediger Thiele*, University of Leipzig, Germany
(1003011119)

4:30 p.m.
Georg Cantor, the founder of set theory, in contact with catholic theologians of his time.
Christian Tapp*, Lehrstuhl fuer Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Munich University, Germany
(100301557)

5:00 p.m.
Aspects of the Reception of Fredholm's Work on Integral Equations in France and Italy.
Thomas Archibald*, Acadia University and Dibner Institute, MIT
Rossana Tazzioli, University of Catania, Italy
(100301342)

5:30 p.m.
"The dramatic episode of Sundman": the changing fortunes of a mathematical result.
June BarrowGreen*, The Open University, UK
(100301213)

Saturday January 8, 2005, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, II
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Lehman College (CUNY) jdauben@att.net
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia

8:00 a.m.
Does the Chinese Term "mian" Really Equate with the Concept of Irrational Number?
Yibao Xu*, Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY
(100301645)

8:30 a.m.
Papyrus versus Bamboo: A comparative study of ancient Egyptian and Chinese mathematical texts.
WannSheng Horng*, National Taiwan Normal University
(1003011011)

9:00 a.m.
Spherical Trigonometry in 1718th Century China after Euclid's Elements.
J.P. Jeff Chen*, St. Cloud State University
(100301584)

9:30 a.m.
Galileo 1633 and Florensky 1933. The uses of mathematics, science and cosmology in the conflict between the medieval and progressive world views.
Charles E. Ford*, Saint Louis University
(1003011338)

10:00 a.m.
A OneMan Show: James Whitbread Lee Glaisher, the ``Messenger of Mathematics," and the``Quarterly Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics".
Sloan Evans Despeaux*, Western Carolina University
(100301276)

10:30 a.m.
It's All for the Best: Looking for Perfection with Mathematical Models.
Judith V. Grabiner*, Pitzer College, Claremont, California
(100301572)

Saturday January 8, 2005, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, III
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Lehman College (CUNY) jdauben@att.net
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia

1:00 p.m.
Benjamin Peirce and \em{The Cambridge Miscellany}: Directing a National Mathematical Research Agenda?
Deborah A. Kent*, University of Virginia
(1003011352)

1:30 p.m.
American Ph.D.'s in Mathematics Before 1940: Spotlight on Women's Careers.
Judy Green, Marymount University
Jeanne LaDuke*, DePaul University
(100301639)

2:00 p.m.
The evolution of a curriculum: tests at Vassar College 18881969.
John McCleary*, Vassar College
(1003011401)

2:30 p.m.
Mathematics at West Point in the Early Twentieth Century.
V. Frederick Rickey*, United States Military Academy
(1003011232)

3:00 p.m.
Components of the Early American Mathematics Publication Community.
Todd Timmons*, University of ArkansasFort Smith
(100301322)

3:30 p.m.
When Mathematicians were Computers.
David Alan Grier*, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
(100301300)

4:00 p.m.
Stefan Banach and the Weigl Institute: Banach During World War II.
Daniel S. Alexander*, Drake University
(100301733)

4:30 p.m.
Grin and Baire It: The Original Baire Category Theorem.
William Dunham*, Muhlenberg College
(100301271)

5:00 p.m.
History of manifolds.
Frank S. Quinn*, Virginia Tech
(100301189)

5:30 p.m.
A Short History of the ZipfPareto Distribution.
Paul Schuette*, Meredith College
(100301109)
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