AMS Meeting Program by Day
Current as of Tuesday, April 12, 2005 15:09:21
1995 Burlington Mathfest
Burlington, VT, August 68, 1995
Meeting #902
Associate secretaries: Robert J Daverman, AMS daverman@math.utk.edu
Donovan H Van Osdol, MAA dv@christa.unh.edu
Monday August 7, 1995

Monday August 7, 1995, 7:00 a.m.8:30 a.m.
Breakfast for MAA Student Chapter Faculty Advisors, Section Coordinators, and PME Advisors 
Monday August 7, 1995, 8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Mathfest Registration 
Monday August 7, 1995, 8:30 a.m.9:20 a.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Strings, beams, membranes, and plates: Finding properties of vibrating systems from nodes or nodal lines.
Joyce R. McLaughlin*, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(90200301) 
Monday August 7, 1995, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Committee on Student Chapters Hospitality Center 
Monday August 7, 1995, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Book Sales and Exhibits 
Monday August 7, 1995, 9:35 a.m.10:25 a.m.
MAA Earle Raymond Hedrick Lectures: Lecture II
Symmetry and order.
Doris J. Schattschneider*, Moravian College
(90200307) 
Monday August 7, 1995, 10:40 a.m.11:30 a.m.
AMS History of Mathematics Lecture
A century ago; A century from now.
John H. Ewing*, American Mathematical Society
(90200303) 
Monday August 7, 1995, 11:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.
AMS Committee on Science Policy Public Policy Address
Speaker and title to be announced. 
Monday August 7, 1995, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
NAM David Blackwell Lecture
Computational ocean acoustics.
Donald F. St Mary*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(90200312) 
Monday August 7, 1995, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Topological Graph Theory, II
Organizers:
Dan Archdeacon, University of Vermont

1:00 p.m.
Constructing and forbidding automorphisms in lifted maps.
Dan Archdeacon, University of Vermont
Pavol Gvozdjak*, Simon Fraser University
Jozef Siran, Slovak Technical University, Slovak Republic
(9020578) 
1:30 p.m.
Constructions of regular Cayley maps.
Robert Jajcay*, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
(9020580) 
2:00 p.m.
Random Cayley maps.
Michelle Schultz*, Western Michigan University
(9020544) 
2:30 p.m.
Random topological graph theory.
Esther Hunt Tesar*, Western Michigan University
(9020547) 
3:00 p.m.
On the number of crossings in drawings of the complete graph.
Samuel K. Stueckle*, Northeastern University
(90205162) 
3:30 p.m.
Maximum crossing numbers.
Heiko Harborth*, Techn. University, Braunschweig, Germany
(9020550) 
4:00 p.m.
Cyclically fiveconnected graphs.
Neil Robertson, Ohio State University, Columbus
Paul Seymour, Bellcore, Morristown, New Jersey
Robin Thomas*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(90205103) 
4:30 p.m.
Imbedding composition graphs.
David L. Craft*, Muskingum College
(90205151) 
5:00 p.m.
On the genus of a geometry.
Arthur T. White*, Western Michigan University
(9020551) 
5:30 p.m.
Threedimensional Tutte embedding.
Kiran B. Chilakamarri, Central State University
Nathaniel Dean*, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey
Michael Littman, Brown University
(90205108)

1:00 p.m.

Monday August 7, 1995, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algorithms for Graphs and Matroids, II
Organizers:
Olivia M. Carducci, Lafayette College
Gary P. Gordon, Lafayette College

1:00 p.m.
Clutters and circuits.
Lorenzo Traldi*, Lafayette College
(9020519) 
1:30 p.m.
Bounds on Hvectors of graphs and matroids.
Charles J. Colbourn*, University of Waterloo
(9020571) 
2:00 p.m.
Decomposition schemes for computing the independence polynomial of a graph.
Robert E. Jamison, II*, Clemson University
(9020592) 
2:30 p.m.
Deletion, contraction and computation trees for Greedoids.
Gary Peter Gordon*, Lafayette College
Elizabeth W. McMahon, Lafayette College
(90205149) 
3:00 p.m.
An algorithm for the Tutte polynomial based on computation trees.
Gary Peter Gordon, Lafayette College
Elizabeth W. McMahon*, Lafayette College
(90205163) 
3:30 p.m.
How floppy is it? A graphdecomposition algorithm to compute degrees of freedom for a class of ``molecular" frames.
D. S. Franzblau*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(9020589) 
4:00 p.m.
Tree decomposition algorithms on rigidity matroids.
Brigitte Servatius*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(9020586) 
4:30 p.m.
Symmetry and antisymmetry in bracket polynomials.
Neil L. White*, University of Florida
(90205153) 
5:00 p.m.
A longest cycle version of Tutte's wheels theorem.
Talmage James Reid*, University of Mississippi
Haidong Wu, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
(9020506)

1:00 p.m.

Monday August 7, 1995, 1:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Classical Harmonic Analysis, II
Organizers:
Roger Lee Cooke, University of Vermont
Mike Wilson, University of Vermont

1:00 p.m.
The operational sum calculus method of the discrete Fourier transforms method for solving difference equations with boundary conditions.
Abdul Jabbar Jerri*, Clarkson University
(90239158) 
1:30 p.m.
Wavelet and Sobolev analysis on the Sierpinski gasket.
Robert S. Strichartz*, Cornell University, Ithaca
(9024272) 
2:00 p.m.
Singular integral operators with rough kernels.
Dashan Fan, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
YiBiao Pan*, University of Pittsburgh
(9024277) 
2:30 p.m.
Injectivity sets for the Radon transform over circles and complete systems of radial functions.
Mark L. Agranovsky, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Eric Todd Quinto*, Tufts University
(9024404)

1:00 p.m.

Monday August 7, 1995, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Ramsey Theory, I
Organizers:
Bruce M. Landman, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

1:00 p.m.
Products of chains with monochromatic maximal chains and antichains.
Dwight A. Duffus, Emory University
Ted Goddard*, Emory University
(90205150) 
1:30 p.m.
Ramsey theory near $0$.
Vitaly Bergelson, Ohio State University, Columbus
Neil B. Hindman*, Howard University
Imre Bennett Leader, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England
(9020508) 
2:00 p.m.
Recent development in zerosum Ramsey theory.
Arie Bialostocki*, University of Idaho
(9020567) 
2:30 p.m.
Some rado numbers for nonhomogeneous equations.
Daniel John Schaal*, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
(90205131) 
3:00 p.m.
The Ramsey property for collections of sequences not containing all arithmetic progressions.
T. C. Brown, Simon Fraser University
Bruce Michael Landman*, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
(9020539) 
3:30 p.m.
Ramsey and extremal properties of random graphs and random subsets of integers.
Yoshiharu Kohayakawa*, University of S\~ao Paulo, Brazil
(90205109) 
4:00 p.m.
Multicolored subsets in colored hypergraphs.
Hanno Lefmann*, University of Dortmund, Germany
V. Rodl, Emory University
Beata Wysocka, Emory University
(9020509) 
4:30 p.m.
Cube Ramsey numbers.
Heiko Harborth*, Tech. University Braunschweig, Germany
(9020553) 
5:00 p.m.
Ramsey numbers for matroids.
Fair Hurst, Mississippi State University
Talmage James Reid*, Mississippi State University
(9020502)

1:00 p.m.

Monday August 7, 1995, 1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Soap Bubble Geometry, II
Organizers:
Frank Morgan, Williams College

1:00 p.m.
Counterexample to Kelvin's conjecture.
Robert Phelan*, Trinity College, Republic of Ireland
(9024928) 
1:25 p.m.
TCP structures as clusters of equalvolume bubbles.
John M. Sullivan*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(9024927) 
1:50 p.m.
Optimal partitions of ndimensional domains.
Italo Tamanini*, University of Trento, Italy
(90249115) 
2:15 p.m.
Topological transitions during foam flow.
Andrew M. Kraynik*, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Douglas A. Reinelt, Southern Methodist University
(9024926) 
2:40 p.m.
The planar double Wulff crystal.
Christopher P. French*, Williams College
(9024914) 
3:05 p.m.
Polygonal double Wulff clusters in ${\bf R}^2$.
Scott R. Greenleaf*, State University of New York, Stony Brook
(9024943) 
3:30 p.m.
Double salt crystals.
Megan Barber*, Williams College
Jennifer Tice*, Williams College
Brian Wecht*, Williams College
(9024930) 
3:55 p.m.
Edge and surface energy minimizing crystalline structures.
Jenny Kelley*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(9024921) 
4:20 p.m.
Conical points on equilibrium crystal shapes.
Joel D. Shore*, McGill University
Dirk Jan Bukman, Cornell University
(9024993) 
4:45 p.m.
Wetting transitions in anisotropic surfaces,
John W. Cahn*, National Institute of Standards and Technology
(9024929) 
5:10 p.m.
The enduring appeal of soap bubbles.
Ivars Peterson*, Science News, Washington, DC
(9024935) 
5:35 p.m.
Discussion

1:00 p.m.

Monday August 7, 1995, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#4: Part B
An activitybased approach to teaching introductory statistics.
Organizers:
Richard L. Scheaffer, University of Florida
Ann E. Watkins, California State University, Northridge 
Monday August 7, 1995, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#5: Part B
The use of software in an introductory linear algebra course.
Organizers:
Homer F. Bechtell, 
Monday August 7, 1995, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovative Teaching in FirstYear College Mathematics Courses, II
Organizers:
Aaron I. Stucker, Washburn University of Topeka
Howard Lewis Penn, U.S. Naval Academy

1:00 p.m.
The role of technology in creating a positive learning experience in a firstyear college mathematics course for the underprepared student at an allwomen's liberal arts college.
Mary Margaret ShoafGrubbs*, College of New Rochelle
(90200246) 
1:20 p.m.
Cooperative learning in firstyear calculus.
Nancy L. Hagelgans*, Ursinus College
(90200235) 
1:40 p.m.
Evaluative use of writing in liberal arts math and firstyear calculus courses.
P. Gavin Larose*, Nebraska Wesleyan University
(90200238) 
2:00 p.m.
Small groups and cooperative learning in first year large lecture and standard size classes.
Richard J. Maher*, Loyola University of Chicago
(90200240) 
2:20 p.m.
Study groups in remedial mathematics instruction.
Gabriella Wepner*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(90200249) 
2:40 p.m.
Using cooperative learning to teach dynamical modeling to firstyear students.
James T. Sandefur*, Georgetown University
(90200243) 
3:00 p.m.
A mathematics class that gets right to the core of it.
Julian F. Fleron*, Westfield State College
(90200233) 
3:20 p.m.
Enticing nonmajors with cakecutting, counting, and circuits.
Emelie Kenney*, Siena College
(90200237) 
3:40 p.m.
Convergence of numerical sequences in precalculus. Too difficult for students?
Gilda de la Rocque Palis*, Pontificia University Catolica, Brazil
(90200241)

1:00 p.m.

Monday August 7, 1995, 1:00 p.m.3:25 p.m.
MAA Session on Achieving K12 and Higher Education Collaboration in Systemic Reform Programs, II
Organizers:
Richard D. Anderson, Louisiana Systemic Initiative Program, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

1:00 p.m.
Teachers, mathematicians, and mathematics educators working together for change.
Rosalie Dance*, Georgetown University
(90200202) 
1:25 p.m.
Implementing the $NCTM$ standards in Biloxi, MS, School District: A threeyear project funded by the Knight Foundation.
Joe B. Thrash*, University of Southern Mississippi
(90200210) 
1:50 p.m.
Is there a critical period in learning mathematics?
Arlene Goldblatt*, Quinnipiac College
(90200204) 
2:15 p.m.
Report on California State University/K$12$ linkage conference.
Kevin Eric Callahan*, California State University, Hayward
(90200200) 
2:40 p.m.
The Oklahoma high school calculator project.
Andy R. Magid*, University of Oklahoma
(90200206) 
3:05 p.m.
Collaborative efforts in recruitment of minorities and a residency program for continuing licensure.
John T. Kemper*, University of Saint Thomas
(90200205)

1:00 p.m.

Monday August 7, 1995, 1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Session on MAA Student Papers

Monday August 7, 1995, 1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Session on MAA Student Papers

Monday August 7, 1995, 1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Student Paper Sessions

Monday August 7, 1995, 1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
PME Contributed Paper Sessions

1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

Monday August 7, 1995, 1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
PME Contributed Paper Session

1:00 p.m.
Student Papers

1:00 p.m.

Monday August 7, 1995, 1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
PME Contributed Paper Session

1:00 p.m.
Student Papers

1:00 p.m.

Monday August 7, 1995, 1:00 p.m.2:25 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
An interdisciplinary view of changes in undergraduate SMET education.
Organizers:
Susan L. Forman, Mathematical Sciences Education Board
Panelists:
Hyman Bass, Columbia University
Jay Labov, Colby College 
Monday August 7, 1995, 1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Optional Tour: Vermont Teddy Bear Factory/Shelburne Farms 
Monday August 7, 1995, 1:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Analysis on Lie Groups and Homogeneous Spaces, II
Organizers:
Hongming Ding, Saint Louis University

1:30 p.m.
Ramanujan's master theorem for Hermitian symmetric spaces.
Hongming Ding*, Saint Louis University
(90222137) 
2:00 p.m.
Exceptional unitary representations.
Anthony W. Knapp*, State University of New York, Stony Brook
(90222110) 
2:30 p.m.
Unitary structures for highest weight representations.
Lisa Mantini*, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
(90222164) 
3:00 p.m.
Generalized Dirac operators and unitary highest weight representaitons.
Thomas J. Enright*, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla
(90222129) 
3:30 p.m.
The PoissonHua transform on the language of integral geometry.
Simon G. Gindikin*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(90222136) 
4:00 p.m.
Mellin analysis of trace formula terms.
Floyd L. Williams*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(90222107) 
4:30 p.m.
Bessel potentials in matrix space.
Ray A. Kunze*, University of Georgia
(90222173)

1:30 p.m.

Monday August 7, 1995, 1:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Number Theory Related to Stark's Conjecture, II
Organizers:
David R. Dorman, Middlebury College
David S. Dummit, University of Vermont
Jonathan Winslow Sands, University of Vermont

1:30 p.m.
Special points in rank one elliptic $A$modules.
Greg W. Anderson*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(9021166) 
2:00 p.m.
Special values of Hecke $L$functions.
Li Guo*, Ohio State University, Columbus
(9021174) 
2:30 p.m.
Periods of $t$motives and transcendence.
S. K. Sinha*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(90211120) 
3:00 p.m.
Units that may fit into Stark's conjectures.
David R. Grant*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(90211138) 
3:30 p.m.
On class numbers of cyclotomic extensions of function fields.
Li Guo, Ohio State University, Columbus
Linghsueh Shu*, Ohio State University, Columbus
(9021175) 
4:00 p.m.
On characteristic $p\zeta$ functions.
Dinesh S. Thakur*, University of Arizona
(9021169) 
4:30 p.m.
Congruences for special values of Lfunctions.
Ken Ono*, Institute for Advanced Study
(90211154)

1:30 p.m.

Monday August 7, 1995, 1:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Potential Theory, I
Organizers:
Kohur N. Gowri Sankaran, McGill University

1:30 p.m.
On polynomials which generate the pluricomplex Green function.
Thomas Bloom*, University of Toronto
(90231139) 
2:00 p.m.
A harmonic MittagLeffler theorem.
Paul M. Gauthier*, University of Montreal
Ashot H. Nersessian, University of Montreal
(90231145) 
2:30 p.m.
A limit theorem of FatouDoob type and sets of determination.
Xun Zhang*, McGill University
(90231132) 
3:00 p.m.
Condenser potentials.
Joseph Glover*, University of Florida
Murali Rao, University of Florida
(90231112) 
3:30 p.m.
Subharmonicity without upper semicontinuity.
Brian J. Cole, Brown University
Thomas J. Ransford*, University Laval
(90231146)

1:30 p.m.

Monday August 7, 1995, 2:35 p.m.4:00 p.m.
SUMMA Special Presentation
Intervention projects for minority precollege students.
Organizers:
William A. Hawkins, SUMMA Director
Panelists:
Elizabeth Frye, Fairmont State College
Howard C. Johnson, Syracuse University
Nagaraj S. Rao, Mercy College 
Monday August 7, 1995, 3:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
The Urban Systemic Initiative ProgramGetting mathematicians involved.
Organizers:
Madeleine Long, National Science Foundation 
Monday August 7, 1995, 3:15 p.m.5:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Analysis and Differential Equations

3:15 p.m.
Strong stabilization of coupled wave equations with a local boundary value controller.
Gholam Reza Sarhangi*, Southwestern College
(90235169) 
3:30 p.m.
On hydromagnetic pulsatile flow of a twophase fluid.
Lokenath Debnath*, University of Central Florida
(9027648) 
3:45 p.m.
Detaching maps between spaces of continuous functions.
Edward Beckenstein*, Saint John's University
Lawrence Narici, Saint John's University
(9024620) 
4:00 p.m.
Using the table algorithm to find series solutions of some nonlinear ordinary differential equations.
Donald R. Snow*, Brigham Young University
(90234156) 
4:15 p.m.
Extension of operators from ordinary differential equations to difference equations.
Prem N. Bajaj*, Wichita State University
(90234127) 
4:30 p.m.
Hyponormality and composition operators.
William E. Hornor*, University of Southern Mississippi
James E. Jamison, University of Memphis
(90247148) 
4:45 p.m.
Computing the Szego kernel and Ahlfors map of an annulus.
Thomas J. Tegtmeyer, Purdue University, West Lafayette
Anthony D. Thomas*, University of Wisconsin, Platteville
(90230111) 
5:00 p.m.
The defect relation of meromorphic maps on parabolic manifolds.
George L. Ashline*, Northeast Missouri State University
(90230143) 
5:15 p.m.
Semilinear problems on the half space with a hole.
HwaiChiuan Wang*, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
(90299175)

3:15 p.m.

Monday August 7, 1995, 4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#2: Part A
Instructional aspects of mathematics on the Internet.
Organizers:
Brian E. Smith, Dawson College, Montreal
Sandra Villas, Dona Ana Community College 
Monday August 7, 1995, 4:05 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Session on Implications of the NCTM Standards for College Level Teaching, II
Organizers:
Darien Lauten, University of New Hampshire

4:05 p.m.
A curriculum for change: The SIMMS project.
Johnny W. Lott*, University of Montana
(90200222) 
4:35 p.m.
Break 
4:40 p.m.
Calculus reform and the NCTM standards.
Karen R. Thrash*, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg
(90220224) 
4:55 p.m.
Break 
5:00 p.m.
Recent and proposed standards for teaching mathematics at UWOshkosh.
C. Patrick Collier*, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
(90200218) 
5:10 p.m.
Break 
5:15 p.m.
Implications of the NCTM's standards for the college teaching of topics in combinatorics and graph theory.
Diane M. Spresser*, James Madison University and National Science Foundation
(90200223) 
5:30 p.m.
Break 
5:35 p.m.
Hands on statistics for prospective elementary school teachers.
Kevin Eric Callahan*, California State University, Hayward
(90200217) 
5:45 p.m.
Break 
5:50 p.m.
Connecting college geometry to the NCTM standards: A course for teachers.
Bradford R. Findell*, University of New Hampshire
Sharon M. Soucy, University of New Hampshire
(90200219)

4:05 p.m.

Monday August 7, 1995, 4:05 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Symbolic Computation in the Undergraduate Mathematics Classroom, II
Organizers:
Ronald I. Sklar, St. John's University, St. Vincent's College
Richard C. O'Lander, St. John's University

4:05 p.m.
DERIVE and developmental mathematics.
Nomiki Shaw*, California State University, Bakersfield
Joseph Robert Fiedler, California State University, Bakersfield
(90200261) 
4:25 p.m.
Interactive worksheets for a business calculus course.
Peter G. Andrews*, Eastern Illinois University
Duane M. Broline, Eastern Illinois University
William J. Slough, Eastern Illinois University
(90200250) 
4:45 p.m.
A few topics in calculus where the use of a CAS isn particularly illuminating.
John F. Putz*, Alma College
(90200258) 
5:00 p.m.
Number theory using Mathematica.
Mary Vlastnik Armon*, Knox College
(90200251) 
5:15 p.m.
Manipulating algebraic expressions in a symbolic algebra calculator.
Michael Edward Zeidler*, Milwaukee Area Technical College
(90200265) 
5:30 p.m.
Attitudinal study of technology and college algebra.
Jacqueline Giles*, Central College
(90200254) 
5:45 p.m.
Proving theorems in Euclidean plane geometry using a CAS.
Ronald I. Sklar*, St John's University
(90200262)

4:05 p.m.

Monday August 7, 1995, 4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Using EPIC in calculus and precalculus classes.
Organizers:
James Burgmeier, University of Vermont
Larry L. Kost, University of Vermont 
Monday August 7, 1995, 4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Assessment in the age of the graphing calculator.
Moderators:
Mary M. Lindquist, Columbus College
Panelists:
John W. Kenelly, Clemson University
Gretchen Rigol, SAT
Paul Sandifer, ACT 
Monday August 7, 1995, 6:45 p.m.8:15 p.m.
PME Banquet 
Monday August 7, 1995, 8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
PME J. Sutherland Frame Lecture
Tilings as diffraction gratings.
Marjorie Senechal*, Smith College
(90200313) 
Monday August 7, 1995, 8:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
MAA Committee on the Participation of Women Special Presentation
Are we there yet? The OffOffBroadway version.
Organizers:
David E. Boliver, University of Central Oklahoma