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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
Thursday August 9, 1990

Thursday August 9, 1990, 7:00 a.m.7:30 a.m.
MAA Special Presentation

Theorems in bronze and stone.
Helaman Ferguson*, Supercomputing Research Center, Bowie, Maryland

Thursday August 9, 1990, 7:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Combinatorics, I

7:00 a.m.
Voltagecurrent duality.
Dan Archdeacon*, University of Vermont
(85905129)

7:30 a.m.
Bounds on the distanced domination number.
Joan P. Hutchinson*, Macalester College
(85905109)

8:00 a.m.
Subgraphs with crossing number 2.
Dan McQuillan, Carleton University
R. B. Richter*, Carleton University
(85905161)

8:30 a.m.
Graphs containing crossing number 2 graphs.
Richard Vitray*, Appalachian State University
(85905168)

9:00 a.m.
Ideal secret sharing schemes and matroids.
Ernest F. Brickell*, Sandia National Laboratories
Daniel M. Davenport, Sandia National Laboratories
(8590599)

9:30 a.m.
Howell designs with subdesigns.
J. H. Dinitz*, University of Vermont
E. R. Lamken, Institute for Defense Analyses
(85905149)

10:00 a.m.
Mappings of sets of pairwise orthogonal orthomorphisms.
Robert Roth*, Emory University
(8590582)

10:30 a.m.
Singularity probabilities for random {+ minus}matrices.
Jeff Kahn*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
J\'anos Koml\'os, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Endre Szemer\'edi, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(8590584)

Thursday August 9, 1990, 7:00 a.m.8:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Geometry, I

7:00 a.m.
Valuations and convergence of formal functions.
Mark Spivakovsky*, Harvard University
(8591367)

7:30 a.m.
Weak CMC subsets and orderings of fields.
Marie A. Vitulli*, University of Oregon
(85913108)

8:00 a.m.
Jet bundles and curves in Grassmannians.
David Perkinson*, Reed College
(85914120)

8:30 a.m.
Automorphisms of cuspidal K3like surfaces in low characteristics.
Brian Harbourne*, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
(8591477)

Thursday August 9, 1990, 7:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #1: Part A
Using metacognitive strategies to improve instruction
Organizers:
Genevieve Knight, Coppin State College

Thursday August 9, 1990, 7:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #2: Part A
Planning, funding, and administering teacher enhancement projects
Organizers:
T. Christine Stevens, St. Louis University

Thursday August 9, 1990, 7:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA CUPM Subcommittee on Symbolic Computer Systems Poster Session
What students learn in the symbolic computing environment

Thursday August 9, 1990, 7:05 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Session on The Interface Between Mathematics and Operations Research, Part A

7:05 a.m.
Operations research in the shipping industry.
Ken Bloom*, StoltNielsen Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut

8:15 a.m.
Operations research at the United States Coast Guard Academy.
Ted Lindstrom*, United States Coast Guard Academy
Ernest J. Manfred, United States Coast Guard Academy

8:40 a.m.
Optimization: The world as a system of equations.
Patrick T. Harker*, University of Pennsylvania

9:05 a.m.
An improved counterexample to the rudimentary primal algorithm.
Robert Haas*, Case Western Reserve University
Harvey M. Salkin, Case Western Reserve University
Kamlesh Mathur, Case Western Reserve University

9:30 a.m.
Waiting in line: The mathematics of queuing.
Karen J. Schroeder*, Bentley College

10:00 a.m.
Modeling and analysis of telecommunications systems.
Shlomo Halfin*, Bell Communications Research Inc., Morristown, New Jersey

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

7:30 a.m.
The transition from bursting to continuous spiking in a model for excitable membranes.
David Terman*, Ohio State University, Columbus
(8599285)

8:00 a.m.
An ``averaged'' model for parabolic bursting oscillations.
John Rinzel*, National Institute of Health
Humberto CarrilloCalvet, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Steven M. Baer, Arizona State University
(8599256)

8:30 a.m.
A geometric description of echo.
G. Bard Ermentrout*, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
John Rinzel, National Institute of Health
(8599292)

9:00 a.m.
Travelling wave solutions for a bistable evolutionary ecology model.
Roger Lui*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(8593571)

9:30 a.m.
Existence of travelling wave solutions for reaction diffusion systems.
Konstantin M. Mischaikow*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(85935144)

10:00 a.m.
The existence of infinitely many traveling front and back waves in the FitzHughNagumo equations.
Bo Deng*, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
(85935105)

10:30 a.m.
Discussion

Thursday August 9, 1990, 7:50 a.m.8:40 a.m.
MAAAAAS Invited Address
Lost and found mathematics.
Richard A. Askey*, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Thursday August 9, 1990, 7:50 a.m.8:40 a.m.
MAA CUPM Subcommittee on Quantitative Literacy Requirements Panel Discussion
Quantitative literacy

Thursday August 9, 1990, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Ring Theory, I

8:00 a.m.
The kproduct of slender modules.
John Dauns*, Tulane University
Laszlo Fuchs, Tulane University
(8591657)

8:30 a.m.
Finitely generated noncosmall modules.
Stanley S. Page*, University of British Columbia
(8591672)

9:00 a.m.
Intermission

10:00 a.m.
Permutation identity rings.
Gary F. Birkenmeier*, University of Southwestern Louisiana
Henry Heatherly, University of Southwestern Louisiana
(8591626)

10:30 a.m.
Distributive modules which are cyclic.
Vahap Erdogdu*, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
(8591308)

Thursday August 9, 1990, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Group Theory, I

8:00 a.m.
Isomorphy problem of integral group rings.
Hans J. Zassenhaus*, Ohio State University, Columbus
(8592045)

8:30 a.m.
A conjecture on character degrees.
Michael J. J. Barry*, Allegheny College
(8592022)

9:00 a.m.
kcharacters and the group determinant.
Kenneth W. Johnson*, Pennsylvania State University, Ogontz and Iowa State University
(8592013)

9:30 a.m.
Infinite Frobenius groups.
Michael J. Collins*, Mathematical Institute, England
(8592036)

10:00 a.m.
Powers of varieties and faithful representations of groups.
Samuel M. Vovsi*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(8592017)

10:30 a.m.
The integral group ring problem.
Leonard L. Scott, Jr.*, University of Virginia
(8592037)

Thursday August 9, 1990, 8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
MAA Student Chapter Panel Discussion

Thursday August 9, 1990, 8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
AWM Panel Discussion
Enrichment programs in urban public schools
Panelists:
Harvey Keynes, Talented Youth Mathematics Project
Jacquelin Rivers, The Algebra Project
Paul J. Sally, Jr., Young Scholars Program

Thursday August 9, 1990, 8:55 a.m.9:45 a.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Algebra as a means of understanding mathematics.
Saunders Mac Lane*, University of Chicago

Thursday August 9, 1990, 9:00 a.m.9:45 a.m.
AWM Membership Meeting \& Prize Session

Thursday August 9, 1990, 9:15 a.m.11:15 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #3: Part A
A seminar on women in mathematics
Organizers:
Miriam P. Cooney, St. Mary's College

Thursday August 9, 1990, 9:15 a.m.11:15 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #4: Part A
A calculus laboratory using Mathematica
Organizers:
Michael Barry, Allegheny College
Benjamin Haytock, Allegheny College
Richard McDermot, Allegheny College

Thursday August 9, 1990, 9:15 a.m.11:15 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #5: Part A
Using history in teaching calculus
Organizers:
V. Frederick Rickey, United States Military Academy

Thursday August 9, 1990, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAANCTM Invited Address
Mathematics educationyesterday, today, and tomorrow.
John A. Dossey*, Illinois State University

Thursday August 9, 1990, 11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
National Science Foundation

Thursday August 9, 1990, 12:15 p.m.1:15 p.m.
MAA Earle Raymond Hedrick Lectures: Lecture I
Spirals from Theodorus of Cyrene to metachaos. Spirals old and new.
Philip J. Davis*, Brown University

Thursday August 9, 1990, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAAPME Invited Address
Problems for all seasons.
Ivan Niven*, University of Oregon

Thursday August 9, 1990, 1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #1: Part B
Using metacognitive strategies to improve instruction
Organizers:
Genevieve Knight, Coppin State College

Thursday August 9, 1990, 1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #2: Part B
Planning, funding, and administering teacher enhancement projects
Organizers:
T. Christine Stevens, St. Louis University

Thursday August 9, 1990, 1:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
MAA Session on Toward Equity and Excellence: Efforts to Increase the Number of Minorities and Women in the Profession

1:30 p.m.
MathConn 89 and MathConn 90: Two successful mathematics awareness days for seventh and eighth grade girls and their teachers.
Regina Baron Brunner*, Cedar Crest College, Pennsylvania

2:00 p.m.
Encouraging women and older students in mathematics: A math anxiety reduction program.
Antonella Cupillari*, Pennsylvania State University, ErieBehrend College

2:30 p.m.
Multicultural factors in mathematics education.
Barbara S. Rice*, Alabama A & M University

3:00 p.m.
NCI summer enrichment program.
Gloria F. Gilmer*, MathTech Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin

3:30 p.m.
The efforts of a few can help the many.
Sherrie J. Nicol*, University of Wisconsin, Platteville

4:00 p.m.
A family of equity programs.
Claudia L. PinterLucke*, California Polytechnic State University

Thursday August 9, 1990, 1:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
MAA Session on The Interface Between Mathematics and Operations Research, Part B

1:30 p.m.
Modeling performance in emergency vehicle systems: A link between mathematics and operations research.
Jeff Goldberg*, University of Arizona

2:40 p.m.
Using synergism to generate new classroom applications of mathematics.
Miguel Paredes*, University of TexasPan American

3:05 p.m.
What mathematics teaches the simulationist, and vice versa.
Diane Driscoll Schwartz*, Ithaca College

3:30 p.m.
Four counterexamples to heuristic algorithms for the traveling salesman problem.
Robert Haas, Case Western Reserve University
Harvey M. Salkin*, Case Western Reserve University
Kamlesh Mathur, Case Western Reserve University

4:00 p.m.
Movie: Operations research + you = an exciting career.

Thursday August 9, 1990, 1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA CUPM Subcommittee on Symbolic Computer Systems Panel Discussion
The pedagogical impact of computer algebra systems on college mathematics curricula

Thursday August 9, 1990, 2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
PME Contributed Paper Session

Thursday August 9, 1990, 2:35 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Progress in Mathematics Lecture
Viscosity solutions of partial differential equations.
Michael G. Crandall*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(85935169)

Thursday August 9, 1990, 3:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
MAA Special Lecture

The art of mental calculation.
Arthur T. Benjamin*, Harvey Mudd College

Thursday August 9, 1990, 3:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
MAA CUPM Subcommittee on Symbolic Computer Systems Special Presentation
Symbolic computing in undergraduate mathematics: Symbols, pictures, numbers, and insights

Thursday August 9, 1990, 3:45 p.m.5:45 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #3: Part B
A seminar on women in mathematics
Organizers:
Miriam P. Cooney, Saint Mary's College

Thursday August 9, 1990, 3:45 p.m.5:45 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #4: Part B
A calculus laboratory using Mathematica
Organizers:
Michael Barry, Allegheny College
Benjamin Haytock, Allegheny College
Richard McDermot, Allegheny College

Thursday August 9, 1990, 3:45 p.m.5:45 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #5: Part B
Using history in teaching calculus
Organizers:
V. Frederick Rickey, United States Military Academy

Thursday August 9, 1990, 6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
AMSMAAMSEB Evening of Dialogue
Mathematics education

Thursday August 9, 1990, 7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
PME J. Sutherland Frame Lecture
Combinatorics and computers: Coping with finiteness.
Ronald L. Graham*, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey
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