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Joint Summer Meeting
Columbus, OH, August 811, 1990
Meeting #859
Associate secretaries:
W Wistar Comfort, AMS
wcomfort@wesleyan.edu
Kenneth A Ross, MAA
ross@math.uoregon.edu
Friday August 10, 1990

Friday August 10, 1990, 7:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Combinatorial Games

7:00 a.m.
Dots and boxes.
R. J. Nowakowski*, Dalhousie University
(85905136)

7:30 a.m.
On the cookie game.
James Propp, George Washington University
Daniel Ullman*, George Washington University
(85905137)

8:00 a.m.
Nimdi games.
U. Blass, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
A. S. Fraenkel*, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
M. Lorberbom, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
(8590573)

8:30 a.m.
Invading corridors of territory in Go.
Elwyn Berlekamp, University of California, Berkeley
David Wolfe*, University of California, Berkeley
(85990145)

9:00 a.m.
Classical partisan theory extended to loopy games.
Elwyn Berlekamp*, University of California, Berkeley
(85905138)

9:30 a.m.
Mathematical Kayles.
William L. Sibert, Stanford, Connecticut
John H. Conway*, Princeton University
(85990122)

Friday August 10, 1990, 7:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Group Theory, II

7:00 a.m.
Strongly pembedded subgroups of finite simple groups.
Daniel Gorenstein*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Richard Lyons, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Ronald Solomon, Ohio State University, Columbus
(8592039)

7:30 a.m.
The maximal subgroups of the Chevalley groups of type F_4(F),char(F)#2.3.
Kay Magaard*, California Institute of Technology
(8592016)

8:00 a.m.
On the influence of maximal subgroups on the structure of a finite group: Some new results.
Prabir Bhattacharya*, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
N. P. Mukherjee, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
(8592018)

8:30 a.m.
The Schur index of projective characters of symmetric and alternating groups.
Alexandre Turull*, University of Miami
(8592015)

9:00 a.m.
The representation theory of fully groupgraded algebras.
Paul Boisen*, University of Chicago
(8592069)

9:30 a.m.
On a combinatorial problem associated with the odd order theorem.
George Glauberman*, University of Chicago
Simon P. Norton, University of Cambridge, England
(8592033)

Friday August 10, 1990, 7:00 a.m.9:10 a.m.
AMS Session on Graph Theory and Combinatorics

7:00 a.m.
The multiintersection number of a graph.
Frank Harary*, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
(8590559)

7:15 a.m.
A problem of degrees in graphs.
Lisa Hansen, Western Michigan University
Michelle Schultz*, Western Michigan University
(85905133)

7:30 a.m.
Subgraph distance in graphs.
Gary Chartrand*, Western Michigan University
Garry Johns, Saginaw Valley State University
Karen S. Novotny, Grand Valley State University
Ortrud R. Oellermann, University of Natal, Republic of South Africa
(85905131)

7:45 a.m.
Clique representations of chordallike graphs.
Charles Carraher*, Wright State University
Terry McKee, Wright State University
(8590575)

8:00 a.m.
Planarity of nsubgraph distance graphs.
Gary Chartrand, Western Michigan University
H\'ector Hevia, Western Michigan University
Elzbieta B. Jarrett*, Western Michigan University
Donald W. Vanderjagt, Grand Valley State University
(85905132)

8:15 a.m.
A different algorithm for the detection of 3manifolds.
John Emert*, Ball State University
Lawrence Husch, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(85905125)

8:30 a.m.
Routings for involutions of a hypercube.
Alan P. Sprague*, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Hisao Tamaki, Ibaraki University, Japan
(8590597)

8:45 a.m.
Smallest tournaments with given abelian automorphism group.
William C. Arlinghaus*, Lawrence Technical University
(85905117)

9:00 a.m.
A combinatorial approach to temporal reasoning.
Alexander Belfer, BarIlan University, Israel
Martin Charles Golumbic*, IBM Israel Scientific Center, Israel
(8590534)

Friday August 10, 1990, 7:00 a.m.8:30 a.m.
MAA Session
Modeling
Organizers:
Ben A. Fusaro, Salisbury State University

Friday August 10, 1990, 7:20 a.m.9:45 a.m.
AMS Session on Geometry, Topology and Infinite Combinatorics

7:20 a.m.
The ptorsion of the FarrellTate cohomology of the mapping class group cap gamma_(p1)/2.
Yining Xia*, Ohio State University, Columbus
(85955158)

7:35 a.m.
Minimal surfaces satisfying the spherical Ricci condition.
Gene Douglas Johnson*, Franklin & Marshall College
(85953155)

7:50 a.m.
On a conjecture of Nitsche.
Gregory D. Crow*, John Carroll University
(8595352)

8:05 a.m.
Consequences of the lattice pentagon property.
Stanley Rabinowitz*, Westford, Massachusetts
(85952142)

8:20 a.m.
Euclidean hypersurfaces with reflection properties.
Daniel Drucker*, Wayne State University
(85953106)

8:35 a.m.
Lattice realcompactifications.
James Camacho, Jr.*, Jersey City State College
(85928143)

8:50 a.m.
A note on minimal cover refinable spaces.
Gangadhar Hiremath*, Talladega College
(8595495)

9:05 a.m.
Connectedness of selfsimilar sets.
Gary Lewellen*, Appalachian State Univesity
(8595451)

9:20 a.m.
Nonhomeomorphic disjoint spaces whose union is omega*.
W. W. Comfort*, Wesleyan University
Akio Kato, National Defense Academy, Japan
(85954111)

9:35 a.m.
Measurable cardinals and category bases.
Andrzej Szymanski*, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
(8590449)

Friday August 10, 1990, 7:30 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Dynamics of Biological Systems, II

7:30 a.m.
Resonance and phaselocking in excitable systems.
Hans G. Othmer*, University of Utah
(85992153)

8:00 a.m.
Computer simulations of excitation in an anatomically based model of the ventricular conduction system.
Andrew E. Pollard*, Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research and Training Insitute, University of Utah
(8599286)

8:30 a.m.
A dynamical systems analysis of a population genetics model of learning.
Steven R. Dunbar*, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
(85992123)

9:00 a.m.
Applications of the stability index.
Robert Gardner*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(8593568)

9:30 a.m.
Travelling waves in fast/slow systems.
Christopher Jones*, University of Maryland, College Park
Nancy Kopell, Boston University
(85934128)

Friday August 10, 1990, 7:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #6: Part A
Writing to learn mathematics
Organizers:
Agnes Azzolino, Middlesex County College

Friday August 10, 1990, 7:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #7: Part A
Exploring mathematics with the NeXT computer
Organizers:
Charles G. Fleming, Eastern Illinois University
Judy D. Halchin, Eastern Illinois University

Friday August 10, 1990, 7:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #8: Part A
A mathematician's introduction to the HP48SX scientific expandable calculator for firsttime users
Organizers:
Don LaTorre, Clemson University
John Kenelly, Clemson University

Friday August 10, 1990, 7:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #9: Part A
Starting, funding and sustaining mathematics laboratories
Organizers:
James E. White, Kenyon College

Friday August 10, 1990, 7:30 a.m.9:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Liberal Arts Mathematics Courses, Part A

7:30 a.m.
Using elementary modeling with graphs and networks as the basis of a liberal arts mathematics course.
Helen Christensen*, Loyola College, Maryland

7:45 a.m.
A course in graph modeling for liberal arts students.
Anne E. Brown*, Saint Mary's College, Indiana

8:00 a.m.
A course in the theory of voting.
Roger B. Nelsen*, Lewis & Clark College

8:15 a.m.
An accessible combinatorics module for liberal arts students.
Emelie Kenney*, Siena College, New York

8:30 a.m.
Customized student papers in liberal arts mathematics.
Robert Bumcrot*, Hofstra University

8:45 a.m.
Probability and calculus in a liberal arts mathematics course.
Kay Gura*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Giovanni Viglino, Ramapo College of New Jersey

9:00 a.m.
Using cooperative learning with oral protocols in mathematics for liberal arts students.
G. Joseph Wimbish*, Huntingdon College and University of Alabama

9:15 a.m.
Optimization without calculus.
James W. Petticrew*, University of TexasPan American

9:30 a.m.
How mathematics grows.
Jerry D. Taylor*, Campbell University

9:45 a.m.
A tour in knot theory.
Stefanos Gialamas*, Columbia College, Chicago

Friday August 10, 1990, 7:50 a.m.8:40 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
The role of microlocal analysis in PDE.
Michael E. Taylor*, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
(85935100)

Friday August 10, 1990, 8:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
MAA Committee on the Teaching of Undergraduate Mathematics Panel Discussion
Research in learning undergraduate mathematics
Moderators:
Lida K. Barrett, Mississippi State University
s:
Joan FerriniMundy, University of New Hampshire and Program Director at NSF
James J. Kaput, Southeastern Massachusetts University

Friday August 10, 1990, 8:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
MAA Committee on Computers in Mathematics Education Panel Discussion
Visualization project
Moderators:
Walter Zimmermann, University of the Pacific
s:
Herman E. Gollwitzer, Drexel University
Valerie A. miller, Georgia State University

Friday August 10, 1990, 8:15 a.m.9:50 a.m.
PME Contributed Paper Session

Friday August 10, 1990, 8:55 a.m.9:45 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Statistical mechanics of Coulomb systems.
Joseph G. Conlon*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(85982101)

Friday August 10, 1990, 10:05 a.m.11:00 a.m.
AMS Business Meeting

Friday August 10, 1990, 11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
National Science Foundation

Friday August 10, 1990, 11:15 a.m.12:15 p.m.
PME Council

Friday August 10, 1990, 12:15 p.m.1:15 p.m.
MAA Earle Raymond Hedrick Lectures: Lecture II
Spirals from Theodorus of Cyrene to metachaos. Lessons from Euler.
Philip J. Davis*, Brown University

Friday August 10, 1990, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAACMS Invited Address
Prime number records.
Paulo Ribenboim*, Queen's University

Friday August 10, 1990, 1:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Combinatorics, II

1:30 p.m.
Graphs, games and structure theorems.
Neil Robertson, Ohio State University, Columbus
P. D. Seymour, Bellcore, Morristown, New Jersey
Robin Thomas*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(85905165)

2:00 p.m.
Supeulerian and collapsible graphs.
Paul A. Catlin*, Wayne State University
(85905151)

2:30 p.m.
A characterization in Z^n of unitdistance graphs in R^n.
Kiran B. Chilakamarri*, Ohio State University, Columbus
(85905146)

3:00 p.m.
Loop transversals to linear codes.
Jonathan D. H. Smith*, Iowa State University
(8590523)

3:30 p.m.
Large sets of disjoint tdesigns.
Yeow Meng Chee, University of Waterloo
Charles J. Colbourn, University of Waterloo
Steven C. Furino, University of Waterloo
Donald L. Kreher*, University of Wyoming
(8590580)

Friday August 10, 1990, 1:30 p.m.3:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Geometry, II

1:30 p.m.
Canonical resolution of hypersurface singularities of characteristic p.
T. T. Moh*, Purdue University, West Lafayette
(85913141)

2:00 p.m.
Whose theorem is this?
Bruce Reznick*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(8591498)

2:30 p.m.
Topology of Milnor fibers of minimally elliptic singularities.
Lee J. McEwan*, Ohio State University, Mansfield
(85914130)

3:00 p.m.
Semple's bundles of higherorder data.
Susan Jane Colley, Oberlin College
Gary Kennedy*, Oberlin College
(85914102)

Friday August 10, 1990, 1:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Ring Theory, II

1:30 p.m.
Primitive ideals in enveloping algebras of classical simple Lie superalgebras.
Ian M. Musson*, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
(8591658)

2:00 p.m.
The algebraic structure of linearly recursive sequences under Hadamard product.
Richard G. Larson, University of Illinois, Chicago
Earl J. Taft*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(8591605)

2:30 p.m.
Classical localization in a Morita context.
Philippe Loustaunau, George Mason University
Jay Shapiro*, George Mason University
(8591661)

3:00 p.m.
Value groups and distributivity.
Hans H. Brungs*, University of Alberta
Joachim Gr\"ater, Technische Universit\"at, Germany
(8591663)

3:30 p.m.
Idempotents in matrix rings.
Christopher Barnett, Imperial College of Science & Technology, England
Victor Camillo*, University of Iowa
(8591628)

Friday August 10, 1990, 1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #6: Part B
Writing to learn mathematics
Organizers:
Agnes Azzolino, Middlesex County College

Friday August 10, 1990, 1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #7: Part B
Exploring mathematics with the NeXT computer
Organizers:
Charles G. Fleming, Eastern Illinois University
Judy D. Halchin, Eastern Illinois University

Friday August 10, 1990, 1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #9: Part B
Starting, funding and sustaining mathematics laboratories
Organizers:
James E. White, Kenyon College

Friday August 10, 1990, 1:30 p.m.3:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Group Theory

1:30 p.m.
On automatic groups.
Kazem Mahdavi*, State University of New York, College at Potsdam
(8592042)

1:45 p.m.
On the integral cohomology of split metacyclic groups.
Dean Larson*, Gonzaga University
(85920127)

2:00 p.m.
Finite groups having chain difference one.
Ben Brewster, State University of New York, Binghamton
Michael B. Ward*, Bucknell University
Irene Zimmermann, Freiburg, Germany
(8592074)

2:15 p.m.
Metabelian groups with all cyclic subgroups subnormal of bounded defect.
David J. Garrison*, IBM Corporation, Owego, New York
(8592066)

2:30 p.m.
Thin bases for finite groups.
XingDe Jia*, Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York
(8592088)

2:45 p.m.
Some characters of twisted wreath products.
George F. Yeh*, State University of New York, Binghamton
(85920103)

3:00 p.m.
On exponential groups.
Patrick B. Chen*, John Carroll University
TaSun Wu, Case Western Reserve University
(85922152)

3:15 p.m.
A special class of finite pgroups.
Matthew P. Fisher*, State University of New York, Binghamton
(85920166)

Friday August 10, 1990, 1:30 p.m.3:40 p.m.
MAA Session on Liberal Arts Mathematics Courses, Part B

1:30 p.m.
Mathematical tools for critical thinking: A liberal arts mathematics course.
Curtis McKnight*, University of Oklahoma

1:45 p.m.
Mathematics and the modern world: Core curriculum mathematics at a large public university.
Richard Mercer*, Wright State University

2:00 p.m.
Developing students' mathematical power in liberal arts mathematics courses.
Roger H. Marty*, Cleveland State University

2:15 p.m.
Mathematics for sensible living: Making connections with the adult world.
Constance M. Elson*, Ithaca College

2:30 p.m.
"What is mathematics?" Is this the question for liberal arts students?
Bruce Williamson*, University of Wisconsin, River Falls

2:45 p.m.
Reading and writing in a mathematical ideas course.
Richard Alan Gillman*, Valparaiso University

3:00 p.m.
Can students in core requirement courses do mathematics on a creative level?
Rhonda L. Hatcher*, Saint Olaf College

3:15 p.m.
A survey approach to liberal arts mathematics.
Dan Kalman*, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

3:30 p.m.
Symmetry: Unifying abstraction, intuition and applications in a liberal arts mathematics course.
Thomas Q. Sibley*, Saint John's University, Minnesota

Friday August 10, 1990, 1:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
PME Contributed Paper Session

Friday August 10, 1990, 2:35 p.m.3:25 p.m.
MAASIAM Invited Address
Interior point methods for linear programming: An overview.
Richard A. Tapia*, Rice University

Friday August 10, 1990, 2:50 p.m.3:50 p.m.
MAA Open Discussion on Consultants
Organizers:
Alan C. Tucker, SUNY at Stony Brook
John W. Kenelly, Clemson University
Richard Millman, Wright State University

Friday August 10, 1990, 4:05 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Business Meeting

Friday August 10, 1990, 7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
AMS Committee on Science Policy Panel Discussion
Responsibilities of mathematicians in the implementation of the DAVID II Report
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