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1994 Minneapolis Mathfest
Minneapolis, MN, August 1518, 1994
Meeting #894
Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS
lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Kenneth A Ross, MAA
ross@math.uoregon.edu
Monday August 15, 1994

Monday August 15, 1994, 8:30 a.m.9:20 a.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Reform in mathematics education: New or simply a variation on an old theme?
Carole B. Lacampagne*, U. S. Department of Education, Washington, DC
(89400102)

Monday August 15, 1994, 9:35 a.m.10:25 a.m.
MAA Earle Raymond Hedrick Lectures: Lecture I

Monday August 15, 1994, 10:40 a.m.12:10 p.m.
AMS Progress in Mathematics Lecture
On Boltzmann's equation and its applications. Part I.
Pierre Louis Lions*, Universit\'e de Paris IX, France
(89400104)
Part II

Monday August 15, 1994, 12:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Pi Mu Epsilon Council

Monday August 15, 1994, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#1: Part A
Building discrete and continuous ecological models using the SLAM simulation language.
Organizers:
James V. Caristi, Valparaiso University

Monday August 15, 1994, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#2: Part A
Calculus from graphical, numerical, and symbolic points of view.
Organizers:
Arnold M. Ostebee, Saint Olaf College
Paul Zorn, Saint Olaf College

Monday August 15, 1994, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#3: Part A
Combinatorics via functional equations.
Organizers:
Donald R. Snow, Brigham Young University

Monday August 15, 1994, 1:30 p.m.4:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on qSeries, I

1:30 p.m.
Some values for the RogersRamanujan continued fraction.
Bruce C. Berndt*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
Heng Huat Chan, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(8943325)

2:10 p.m.
On Ramanujan's cubic continued fraction.
Heng Huat Chan*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(8941119)

2:50 p.m.
Transformations between products and continued fractions.
Douglas Bowman*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(8943372)

3:30 p.m.
Some new observations on the GollnitzGordon and RogersRamanujan identities.
Krishnaswami Alladi*, University of Florida
(8941120)

4:10 p.m.
Irrationality and orthogonality.
Peter Borwein*, Simon Fraser University
(8943337)

Monday August 15, 1994, 1:30 p.m.3:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematical Logic and Theoretical Computer Science, I

1:30 p.m.
Forty years of automated theorem proving.
Ronald W. Fechter, Saint John's University
Ronald Sklar*, Saint John's University
(8940158)

2:10 p.m.
The axiomatic method and Ernst Schroder's algebraic approach to logic.
Volker Peckhaus*, University of ErlangenNurnberg, Germany
(8940161)

2:50 p.m.
Computing collective rational decisions.
Francine F. Abeles*, Kean College of New Jersey
(8940159)

Monday August 15, 1994, 1:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Computer Graphics as a Research Tool in Geometry and Topology, I

1:30 p.m.
Crystalline surface diffusion.
Jean E. Taylor*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(8944913)

2:10 p.m.
The surface evolver.
Kenneth Brakke*, Susquehanna University
(8944934)

2:50 p.m.
Approaches to simulating 4D worlds.
Andrew Hanson*, Indiana University, Bloomington
(8945765)

3:30 p.m.
Using the evolver for geometric optimization problems.
John M. Sullivan*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(8945364)

4:10 p.m.
Untangling unknots, unlinks and untangles with the Mobius energy.
Robert Barnard Kusner*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(8945769)

5:00 p.m.
Surfaces embeddable in R^3 with ergodic geodesic flow.
Victor J. Donnay*, Bryn Mawr College
Keith H. Burns, Northwestern University
(8945823)

Monday August 15, 1994, 1:30 p.m.4:25 p.m.
AMS Session of Contributed Papers, I

1:30 p.m.
Pseudouniform convergence and its nonstandard formulation.
Nader Vakil*, Western Illinois University
(8940330)

1:45 p.m.
Counting arrangements of $1$'s and $1$'s.
Donald F. Bailey*, Trinity University
(8940524)

2:00 p.m.
Tree singularity.
Brigitte Servatius*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
John W. Kennedy, Pace University
Ivan Gutman, University of Kragujevac, Yugoslavia
(8940576)

2:15 p.m.
Recurrences for $2$colored and $3$colored Fpartitions.
James A. Sellers*, Cedarville College
(8941108)

2:30 p.m.
A note on polynomials of the form x^d + a_ex^e +...+ a_1x +a_o over finite fields.
Javier GomezCalderon*, Pennsylvania State University, New Kensington Campus
(8941122)

2:45 p.m.
ACF algorithm and infinite series.
Malvina Baica*, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
(8941218)

3:00 p.m.
Efficient generation of the ring of invariants.
ShouJen Hu*, Tamkang University, Taiwan, Republic of China
(8941327)

3:15 p.m.
Spectra of modules.
Sylvia C. Lu*, University of Colorado, Denver
(8941352)

3:30 p.m.
The Jacobian problem from the viewpoint of indaffine varieties.
T. Kambayashi*, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
(8941433)

3:45 p.m.
Minimum permanents of doubly stochastic matrices with zero main diagonal.
John Brian Burghduff*, Kingwood College
(8941545)

4:00 p.m.
Nilpotency of derivations in prime rings.
David W. Jensen*, United States Military Academy
(8941632)

4:15 p.m.
Characterization of spherical transform of functions and Schwartz multipliers on the Heisenberg Group.
Tefera Worku*, State University of New York, Albany
(8942253)

Monday August 15, 1994, 1:40 p.m.2:30 p.m.
MAAMu Alpha Theta Lecture
Generating enthusiasm while pursuing equity in mathematics.
Pamela J. Drummond*,
(89400112)

Monday August 15, 1994, 2:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
SUMMA Workshop
Intervention projects for minority precollege students.
Organizers:
William A. Hawkins, Director of SUMMA

Monday August 15, 1994, 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Geometry Center Poster and Video Session

Monday August 15, 1994, 2:20 p.m.5:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Recreational Mathematics and Computing, I

2:20 p.m.
Using graph theory to solve an instant insanity puzzle.
Helen Christensen*, Loyola College
(89400221)

2:40 p.m.
Applied probability on the ``The Price is Right''.
William Butterworth*, Barat College
Paul R. Coe, Rosary College
(89400220)

3:00 p.m.
Optimal stopping in ``The Showcase Showdown''II: The spinoff.
Paul R. Coe*, Rosary College
William Butterworth, Barat College
(89400222)

3:20 p.m.
The return time for a random walk on a regular figure equals the number of vertices in the figure.
Thomas J. O'Reilly*, Saint Joseph's University
(89400226)

3:40 p.m.
How to lose at Tetris.
Heidi Burgiel*, University of Washington
(89400219)

4:00 p.m.
Juggling matrices.
Michael Keith*, Beaverton, Oregon
(89400223)

4:20 p.m.
Computational approaches to the Josephus problem.
Bill Marion, Jr.*, Valparaiso University
(89400225)

4:40 p.m.
Mastermind revisited.
Leonard Smiley*, University of Alaska
(89400227)

5:00 p.m.
Combinatorial properties of Mancala.
Daniel E. Loeb*, Universit\'e de Bordeaux I, France
(89400224)

5:20 p.m.
The computer solution of two unsolved Pentomino problems.
Charles D. Ashbacher*, DecisionMark Corporation
(89400218)

Monday August 15, 1994, 2:45 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Student Papers

Monday August 15, 1994, 2:45 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Student Papers

Monday August 15, 1994, 2:45 p.m.5:00 p.m.
PME Contributed Paper Session

Monday August 15, 1994, 2:45 p.m.5:00 p.m.
PME Contributed Paper Session

Monday August 15, 1994, 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
AWM Panel Discussion
Celebrating women's achievements in algebra, analysis, combinatorics, and geometry: past, present, and future.
Organizers:
Joan Hutchinson, Macalester College
Panelists:
Jane P. Gilman, Rutgers University
Karen Saxe, Macalester College
Doris J. Schattschneider, Moravian College
Marie A. Vitulli, University of Oregon

Monday August 15, 1994, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#4: Part A
Multivariable calculus using the Harvard Calculus Consortium materials.
Organizers:
Thomas W. Tucker, Colgate University

Monday August 15, 1994, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#5: Part A
Mathematical models of epidemics.
Organizers:
Sonja Sandberg, Framingham State College

Monday August 15, 1994, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#6: Part A
Unifying themes for discrete mathematics.
Organizers:
Ralph P. Grimaldi, RoseHulman Institute of Technology

Monday August 15, 1994, 3:45 p.m.5:45 p.m.
MAA Section Officers' Meeting

Monday August 15, 1994, 4:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Institute for Mathematics and its Applications Presentation
Mathematical modeling for instructors.
Speakers:
Donald Drew, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Patrick Hagan, Los Alamos National Laboratory
David Ross, Eastman Kodak
Colin Please, Southampton University, England
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