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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
Tuesday August 16, 1994

Tuesday August 16, 1994, 8:30 a.m.9:20 a.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Knots.
Cameron McA. Gordon*, University of Texas, Austin
(89400101)

Tuesday August 16, 1994, 9:35 a.m.10:25 a.m.
MAA Earle Raymond Hedrick Lectures: Lecture II

Tuesday August 16, 1994, 10:40 a.m.11:30 a.m.
AMS History of Mathematics Lecture
The wellpoised thread: Some amazing sums of Gauss, Kummer, Ramanujan and others.
George E. Andrews*, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
(89400103)

Tuesday August 16, 1994, 11:45 a.m.12:15 p.m.
AMS Business Meeting

Tuesday August 16, 1994, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
NAM Special Invited Lecture

Tuesday August 16, 1994, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Special Session on qSeries, II

1:00 p.m.
Nonnegativity results for generalized qbinomial coefficients.
Susanna D. Fishel*, Southern Connecticut State University
(8940548)

1:40 p.m.
A nonnegative expansion for Hall polynomials
Lynne M. Butler*, Haverford College
F. Miller Maley, Princeton University
(8940573)

2:20 p.m.
Applications of qdifferential calculus to combinatorics.
Warren P. Johnson*, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
(8940543)

3:00 p.m.
More cranks and tcores.
Frank Garvan*, University of Florida
(8941171)

3:40 p.m.
Parity of the partition function in arithmetic progressions.
Ken Ono*, University of Georgia
(8940514)

Tuesday August 16, 1994, 1:00 p.m.2:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematical Logic and Theoretical Computer Science, II

1:00 p.m.
A new conceptual framework for large cardinals based on an old concept of infinity.
Paul Corazza*, Maharishi International University
(8940357)

1:45 p.m.
Nonstandard analysis as a historiographic tool.
Mark B. McKinzie*, University of Wisconsin, Madison
(8940175)

2:25 p.m.
Applied logic in digital design.
Curtis D. Tuckey*, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Naperville, Illinois
(8940179)

Tuesday August 16, 1994, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#7: Part A
Open problems in plane geometry.
Organizers:
William O. J., McGill University
Janos Pach, CCNY and Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Tuesday August 16, 1994, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#8: Part A
The Math Modeling/Precalculus Reform Project: Using discrete mathematical models to motivate mathematics.
Organizers:
Sheldon P. Gordon, Suffolk Community College
B. A. Fusaro, Salisbury State University

Tuesday August 16, 1994, 1:00 p.m.4:25 p.m.
AMS Session of Contributed Papers, II

1:00 p.m.
Using orientation and fixed points to classify isometries.
James M. Parks*, State University of New York, College at Potsdam
(8945147)

1:15 p.m.
The generalized apollonius contact problem.
Jay P. Fillmore*, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla
Arthur Springer, San Diego State University
(8945126)

1:30 p.m.
Isohedral triangular tilings in the hyperbolic plane and other 2manifolds.
Grattan P. Murphy*, University of Maine, Orono
(8945144)

1:45 p.m.
The maximal number of 3D spheres that can fit around a like sphere.
C. Mus\`es*, Mathematics & Morphology Ed & Research Center, Canada
(8945228)

2:00 p.m.
Wild arcs related to differential topology.
Margaret M. LaSalle*, University of Southwestern Louisiana
(8945317)

2:15 p.m.
Geodesics in Lorentzian Clairaut submersions.
Dean Allison*, University of Northern Colorado
(8945341)

2:30 p.m.
Space curves with singularities.
Paul D. Scofield*, Washington & Lee University
(8945377)

2:45 p.m.
Simple arcs of positive measure.
Shiojenn Tseng*, Tamkang University, People's Republic of China
JyhChing Liang, Tamkang University, People's Republic of China
(8945431)

3:00 p.m.
Random walks on finite groups supported on related subsets.
Martin V. Hildebrand*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(8946040)

3:15 p.m.
Noncommutative harmonic analysis for image representation.
Jacek Turski*, University of Houston, Downtown
(8946821)

3:30 p.m.
Using writing assignments to motivate mathematics.
Timothy R. Ray*, Southeast Missouri State University
(8949874)

3:45 p.m.
Stable winning coalitions.
Daniel E. Loeb*, University of Bordeaux I, France
(8949015)

4:00 p.m.
Minimal shape preserving projections onto Pi_n.
Michael Prophet*, Idaho State University
(8945580)

Tuesday August 16, 1994, 1:00 p.m.4:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovative Projects in Firstyear Courses, I

1:00 p.m.
Fun with parametric equations.
Howard Lewis Penn*, United States Naval Academy
(89400212)

1:20 p.m.
A menu of computerbased projects.
Emelie A. Kenney*, Siena College
Leonard J. Putnick, Siena College
Steven Bloom, Siena College
Thomas H. Rousseau, Siena College
Susan Hurley, Siena College
(89400208)

1:40 p.m.
Using spreadsheets to solve social choice problems.
Lucy L. Deephouse*, Trinity College
Margaret C. Cibes, Trinity College
(89400203)

2:00 p.m.
Using biography and history to encourage students in beginning algebra.
Paul E. Becker*, Saginaw Valley State University
(89400200)

2:20 p.m.
Oxygen consumption, fatigue and athletic performance.
Walter Barge, United States Military Academy
Todd Crowder, United States Military Academy
David W. Jensen*, United States Military Academy
(89400207)

2:40 p.m.
A precalculus project on (exponential) population growth and (linear) food production.
Michael A. McDonald*, Occidental College
Emily E. Puckette, Duke University
Charles M. Vuono, Nagoya University, Japan
(89400209)

3:00 p.m.
Linguistics, culture and mathematics.
Martin M. Sternstein*, Ithaca College
(89400215)

3:20 p.m.
Modeling and calculators in first year mathematics courses.
Dan A. Novak*, Ithaca College
Martin M. Sternstein, Ithaca College
(89400211)

3:40 p.m.
Teaching trigonometric identities.
Wilton E. L. Clarke*, La Sierra University
(89400201)

4:00 p.m.
Modular arithmetic as a microcosm of mathematics.
Catherine A. Gorini*, Maharishi International University
(89400206)

4:20 p.m.
Optics workshop.
Marc J. Dancer*, Deerfield Academy, Massachusetts
(89400202)

Tuesday August 16, 1994, 1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Student Papers

Tuesday August 16, 1994, 1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
MAA Ad Hoc Committee on Advising Panel Discussion
Advising undergraduate mathematics majors.
Moderators:
David J. Lutzer, College of William and Mary
Panelists:
Judith Cederberg, St. Olaf College
Stephen A. Doblin, University of Southern Mississippi
Diane L. Herrmann, University of Chicago
Andrew Sterrett, Jr., MAA

Tuesday August 16, 1994, 1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Electronic Poster Session
Exploring mathematics on the Internet.
Organizers:
Eugene A. Herman, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Lawrence S. Husch, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Tuesday August 16, 1994, 1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
PME Contributed Paper Session

Tuesday August 16, 1994, 1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
PME Contributed Paper Session

Tuesday August 16, 1994, 2:45 p.m.4:30 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Calculus reform in different settings.
Organizers:
A. Wayne Roberts, Macalester College
Sharon C. Ross, DeKalb College

Tuesday August 16, 1994, 3:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Computer Graphics as a Research Tool in Geometry and Topology, II

3:00 p.m.
Visualization software development at the Geometry Center.
Mark B. Phillips*, Geometry Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
(8945363)

3:40 p.m.
Examples of energy flows for knotted surfaces in fourdimensions.
Dennis Roseman*, University of Iowa
(8945755)

4:20 p.m.
Fourphront: A fourdimensional laboratory for examining surfaces.
David C. Banks*, National Aeronautics & Space Administration, Hampton, Virginia
(8945766)

5:00 p.m.
A hierarchical classification of topological methods in pattern recognition.
Monique L. Pavel*, University of Paris, France
(8946801)

Tuesday August 16, 1994, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#1: Part B
Building discrete and continuous ecological models using the SLAM simulation language.
Organizers:
James V. Caristi, Valparaiso University

Tuesday August 16, 1994, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#2: Part B
Calculus from graphical, numerical, and symbolic points of view.
Organizers:
Arnold M. Ostebee, Saint Olaf College
Paul Zorn, Saint Olaf College

Tuesday August 16, 1994, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#3: Part B
Combinatorics via functional equations.
Organizers:
Donald R. Snow, Brigham Young University

Tuesday August 16, 1994, 4:45 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
1994 International Olympiad winners' stories.
Organizers:
Walter Mientka, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Tuesday August 16, 1994, 8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
PME J. Sutherland Frame Lecture

Tuesday August 16, 1994, 8:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
MAA Committee on the Participation of Women Presentation
Microinequities skits.
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