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International Joint Mathematics Meeting
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, August 1519, 1993
Meeting #883
Associate secretaries:
Lance W Small, AMS
lwsmall@ucsd.edu
Kenneth A Ross, MAA
ross@math.uoregon.edu
Wednesday August 18, 1993

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 8:30 a.m.9:20 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
Quantum cryptography. (And other quantum magic).
Gilles Brassard*, Universite de Montreal
(88300506)

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 9:50 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Colloquium Lectures: Lecture III
On the regularity properties of gauge theories in Minkowski spacetime.
Sergiu Klainerman*, Princeton University

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 11:05 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMSCMS Invited Address
Cutting and pasting with symplectic manifolds.
Robert E. Gompf*, University of Texas, Austin
(88300500)

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 12:15 p.m.12:45 p.m.
MAA Business Meeting

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 1:15 p.m.2:45 p.m.
AMS Progress in Mathematics Lecture
Values of indefinite quadratic forms at integral points and flows on spaces of lattices.
Armand Borel*, Institute for Advanced Study
(88300517)

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#6: Part A
Combinatorial design theory
Eric Mendelsohn, University of Toronto

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#7: Part A
Lagrange multipliers
Edward J. Barbeau, Jr., University College, Toronto

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#8: Part A
Earth algebra: College algebra with applications to environmental issues
Christopher Schaufele, Kennesaw State College, Marietta, Georgia
Nancy E. Zumoff, Kennesaw State College, Marietta, Georgia

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 2:10 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
The unity of combinatorics.
Richard K. Guy*, University of Calgary
(88300509)

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 2:10 p.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Topological Methods in Group Theory, I

2:10 p.m.
The group of motions of nstrings in 3space.
Ronnie Lee*, Yale University
Alan Brownstein, Rutgers University, Newark
(88355176)

2:40 p.m.
The role of the Steinberg module in splitting BG.
Jill Dietz*, University of Washington
(88355297)

3:10 p.m.
Explicit reduction theory for Siegel modular threefolds.
Mark McConnell*, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
(88322230)

3:40 p.m.
The cohomology of sporadic simple groups.
John Maginnis*, Kansas State University
(88355254)

4:10 p.m.
The homotopy of type of a pcompletion of BG.
John Martino*, University of Virginia
Stewart Priddy, Northwestern University
(88355199)

4:40 p.m.
Explicit Brauer induction and conductors.
Victor Snaith*, McMaster University
(88320224)

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 2:10 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Random Knotting and Linking, I

2:10 p.m.
Knotting, linking and writhing in polygons and ribbons in Z 3.
Stuart G. Whittington*, University of Toronto
(8835756)

2:40 p.m.
Knotting of Gaussian random polygons.
Nicholas Pippenger*, University of British Columbia
(88357213)

3:10 p.m.
Random knotting in graphs embedded in Z 3.
Christine E. Soteros*, University of Saskatchewan
(88357238)

3:40 p.m.
Entanglement complexity of random knots.
De Witt L. Sumners*, Florida State University
(88357212)

4:10 p.m.
Random DNA knot formation and physical properties of DNA in solution.
James C. Wang, Harvard University
Stanley Y. Shaw*, Harvard University
(88382255)

4:40 p.m.
Random knotting of regular polygons.
Kenneth C. Millett*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(88357200)

5:10 p.m.
Unsplittability of random links.
Yuanan Diao*, Kennesaw State College, Marietta, Georgia
(8835748)

5:40 p.m.
Asymptotics of open surfaces with knotted boundaries in Z^d.
Buks van Rensburg*, York University
(8835762)

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 2:10 p.m.4:45 p.m.
MAA Session on History of Mathematics, III

2:10 p.m.
The history of stereographic projection.
Ernest Manfred*, United States Coast Guard Academy
(88300410)

2:35 p.m.
Mixing calculus and history for liberal arts students.
William M. Priestley*, University of the South
(88300459)

3:00 p.m.
Impacts of the calculus of variations on contemporary analysis.
Erwin O. Kreyszig*, Carleton University
(88300458)

3:20 p.m.
Break

3:35 p.m.
Mathematics in Newton's Principia.
Mary Kellogg*, New York, New York
(88300457)

4:00 p.m.
At random: Bertrands's paradox in probability and simulation.
George Kung, University of WisconsinStevens Point
Dale M. Rohm*, University of WisconsinStevens Point
(88300414)

4:25 p.m.
Why do we use that?.
Dona Henderson*, University of South Dakota
Clare Wagner, University of South Dakota
(88300406)

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 2:10 p.m.4:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Interacting With Elementary School Kids, I

2:10 p.m.
Advanced technology and elementary school mathematics.
David Fowler*, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Steven R. Dunbar, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
(88300416)

2:30 p.m.
Down from the ivory tower.
Gabriella Wepner, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Kay Gura*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(88300421)

2:50 p.m.
Mathematicians galore at MathConn at Cedar Crest College.
Regina Baron Brunner*, Cedar Crest College, Pennsylvania
(88300415)

3:10 p.m.
Handson mathematics for K3.
Suzanne E. Sands*, Purcellville, Virginia
(88300420)

3:30 p.m.
An afterschool enrichment program using Square OneTV's MATHNET theme.
Kathy Hoke*, University of Richmond
(88300417)

3:50 p.m.
The content, methodology, and practicum connection at the University of WisconsinStevens Point.
Richard Mitchell*, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
(88300419)

4:10 p.m.
K6 integer polygons and integer polyhedra activities.
James H. Jordan*, Washington State University
Blake E. Peterson, Washington State University
(88300418)

4:40 p.m.
Implementing the NCTM standards in Northeast Ohio.
David Pollack*, Youngstown State University
Howard Pullman, Youngstown State University
(88300460)

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 2:10 p.m.4:25 p.m.
MAA Session on Less Is More, II

2:10 p.m.
Less is more: A summary.
John Poland*, Carleton University,
(88300428)

2:50 p.m.
Do we need prerequisites?
Donal B. O'Shea*, Mount Holyoke College
(88300456)

3:10 p.m.
Designing a course to encourage mathematical thinking.
Lynne L. Doty*, Marist College
(88300423)

3:30 p.m.
Using computer activities and inclass tasks in precalculus.
Jerry Przybylski*, Elmira College
(88300429)

3:50 p.m.
A simple computer algebra system for universities with minimal resources (and other ideas).
Bruno Guerrieri*, Florida A & M University
(88300425)

4:10 p.m.
Coffee and Discussion

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 2:10 p.m.3:40 p.m.
MAA Open Meeting
Quantitative Literacy Open Meeting

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Methods in Mathematical Physics, I

2:30 p.m.
Symmetric steady motions in continuum models.
Debra Lewis*, University of California Santa Cruz
(88370315)

3:00 p.m.
Involutive structures on compact manifolds.
Howard Jacobowitz*, Rutgers University, Camden
(88358253)

3:30 p.m.
Prescribing curvatures.
Dennis DeTurck*, University of Pennsylvania
(88353316)

4:00 p.m.
Dynamic feedback linearization for classical geometries.
William Shadwick, The Fields Institute
Willem Sluis*, The Fields Institute
(88393167)

4:30 p.m.
Compatible metrics and polyakov strings.
Phillip E. Parker*, Wichita State University
(88353237)

5:00 p.m.
A pseudoRiemannian Morse index theorem.
Adam Helfer*, University of Missouri, Columbia
(8835366)

5:30 p.m.
From the Riccati inequality to the Raychaudhuri equation.
Paul Ehrlich*, University of Florida
Seon Bu Kim, Chonnam National University, South Korea
(8835319)

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 2:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Session on Numerical Analysis and Probability

2:30 p.m.
The probability of n aceking adjacencies in a shuffled deck.
John M. Holte*, Gustavus Adolphus College
Mark M. Holte, Camano Island, Washington
(88360234)

2:50 p.m.
Breaking records and breaking boards.
James Marengo*, Rochester Institute of Technology
(88360313)

3:10 p.m.
Confidence interval for a function of several parameters.
Jack Tomsky*, Lockheed Missiles & Space Company
(8836204)

3:30 p.m.
Numerical methods for eigenvalues of second order ordinary differential equations with boundary conditions.
Lawrence E. Garey*, University of New Brunswick
C. Joseph Gladwin, University of New Brunswick
(8836518)

3:50 p.m.
Modified moment estimation in the 4parameter generalized Weibull dist.
Manmohan S. Arora*, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
(88362223)

4:10 p.m.
An algorithm for the upper right zero problem for 3x3 matrices.
Leon Harkleroad*, Cornell University
Melven Krom, University of California, Davis
(88365222)

4:30 p.m.
KVmodification of successive approximation.
Krishnanand Verma*, University of WisconsinWhitewater
(88365249)

4:50 p.m.
Numerical methods in optimal control theory.
John Gregory*, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Cantian Lin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(8836501)

5:05 p.m.
Consistency on local dynamics and bifurcation of continuoustime dynamical systems and their numerical discretizations.
Xin Wang*, University of Southern California
Edward K. Blum, University of Southern California
Qingnan Li, University of Southern California
(8836522)

5:20 p.m.
Analysis of a nonconforming finite element method for the calculation of electromagnetic guided waves.
Cristine Poirier, INRIA, France
Patrick Joly, INRIA, France
Jean E. Roberts*, INRIA, France
Pascal Trouv\'e, Thomson C.S.F./L.C.R.,Cedex, France
(8836525)

5:35 p.m.
A shockcapturing streamline diffusion discontinous finite element method for hyperbolic conservation laws.
J\'erom\'e Jaffr\'e*, INRIA, Cedex, France
Claes Johnson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Anders Szepessy, NADA, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
(8836524)

5:50 p.m.
Adaptive Chebyshev pseudospectral computations of shear band formation.
Dawn Lott Crumpler*, Northwestern University
Alvin Bayliss, Northwestern University
Ted Belytschko, Northwestern University
Makarand Kulkarni, National Aeronautics & Space Administration
(88365209)

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Session on Systems Theory and Applications

2:30 p.m.
Fractals for matrix products.
Clifford A. Reiter*, Lafayette College
(8831531)

2:50 p.m.
Ordinary differential equations for eigenvalues of oneparameter simple matrices.
Roy B. Leipnik*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(8831539)

3:10 p.m.
Integral equations and control theory.
C. Corduneanu*, University of Texas at Arlington
(88334273)

3:30 p.m.
A new technique for solving linear quadratic optimal control problems.
Mohsen Razzaghi*, Amir Kabir University, Iran
(8839334)

3:50 p.m.
Statistical quality control: An alternative cooperative learning in the classroom.
Charles Pierre*, San Jose State University
(88398175)

4:10 p.m.
Interactive environments for linear algebra.
Lila F. Roberts*, Georgia Southern University
(88398269)

4:30 p.m.
An inductive definition construction of the hyperarithmetic hierarchy and its extensions.
David G. Hartz*, College of Saint Benedict
(88303278)

4:50 p.m.
The fast cubic algorithm.
Efim Galperin*, Universit\'e du Qu\'ebec, Montr\'eal
(88390229)

5:10 p.m.
The learning process modelled.
G. Arthur Mihram*, University of Southern California
Danielle Mihram, University of Southern California
(88398324)

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 3:15 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Student Paper Session

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 3:15 p.m.5:45 p.m.
CMSMAA Panel Discussion
What is an interactive text? Four examples
J.S. Devitt, University of Saskatchewan
William J. Davis, Ohio State University
Gerald J. Porter, University of Pennsylvania
Robert J. Lopez, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
Jim Swift, Institute of Academic Technology, University of North Carolina

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 3:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Student Papers

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 3:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
PME Contributed Paper Session

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 3:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
PME Contributed Paper Session

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 4:15 p.m.6:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#11: Part A
Learning abstract algebra by programming in ISETL
Ed Dubinsky, Purdue University, West Lafayette
Uri Leron, TechnionITT, Israel
Rina Zazkis, Simon Fraser University

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 4:15 p.m.6:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#9: Part A
Roundrobin tournaments: An introduction
John W. Moon, University of Alberta

Wednesday August 18, 1993, 8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
PME J. Sutherland Frame Lecture
Ramanujan for students.
George E. Andrews*, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
(88300516)
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