AMS Sectional Meeting Full Program
Current as of Tuesday, April 12, 2005 15:08:36
1989 Fall Far West Sectional Meeting
Los Angeles, CA, November 1819, 1989
Meeting #853
Associate secretaries: Lance W Small, AMS lwsmall@ucsd.edu
Saturday November 18, 1989

Saturday November 18, 1989, 7:00 a.m.7:30 a.m.
MAA Business Meeting
Room 3400, Boelter Hall 
Saturday November 18, 1989, 7:30 a.m.8:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Topology, I
Room 5128, Mathematical Sciences Building

7:30 a.m.
Twotorsion and homotopyassociative Hspaces.
James P. Lin, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla
Frank Williams*, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
(8535513) 
8:00 a.m.
Generalized Whitehead spaces with few cells.
Norio Iwase, Okayama University, Japan
Mamoru Mimura*, Okayama University, Japan
(8535523) 
8:30 a.m.
Loop spaces with the same ntype for all n.
C. A. McGibbon*, Wayne State University
Jesper M\o ller, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
(8535508)

7:30 a.m.

Saturday November 18, 1989, 7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.
MAA Workshop
Calculus and the computer
Room 4000, Mathematical Sciences Building 
Saturday November 18, 1989, 8:00 a.m.8:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Methods in Combinatorial Group Theory, I
Room 5118, Mathematical Sciences Building

Saturday November 18, 1989, 8:00 a.m.8:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Quadratic Forms and Simple Algebras, I
Room 5117, Mathematical Sciences Building

Saturday November 18, 1989, 8:00 a.m.8:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Harmonic Analysis, I
Room 5137, Mathematical Sciences Building

Saturday November 18, 1989, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Automatic and hyperbolic groups.
Room 4000, Mathematical Sciences Building
S. M. Gersten*, University of Utah
(8532028) 
Saturday November 18, 1989, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
Interacting particle systems: Equilibria and rates of convergence.
Room 3400, Boelter Hall
Thomas M. Liggett*, University of California, Los Angeles 
Saturday November 18, 1989, 10:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Methods in Combinatorial Group Theory, II
Room 5118, Mathematical Sciences Building

10:00 a.m.
Computation in virtually free groups.
Robert H. Gilman*, Stevens Institute of Technology
(8532014) 
10:30 a.m.
Constructing negatively curved groups.
Mark Feighn*, Rutgers University, Newark
Mladen Bestvina, University of California, Los Angeles
(8535733)

10:00 a.m.

Saturday November 18, 1989, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Topology, II
Room 5128, Mathematical Sciences Building

10:00 a.m.
A generalization of the torus theorem.
Michael Slack*, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla
(8535506) 
10:30 a.m.
Rational homotopy theory: The general nilpotent case.
James E. Searl*, New York Institute of Technology
(8535504)

10:00 a.m.

Saturday November 18, 1989, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Quadratic Forms and Simple Algebras, II
Room 5117, Mathematical Sciences Building

10:00 a.m.
On the relative Brauer group of the function field of a plan cubic curve over a number field.
Darrell Haile*, Indiana University, Bloomington
(8531629) 
10:30 a.m.
Quadratic forms, biquaternion algebras, and function fields.
David B. Leep*, University of Kentucky
(8531217)

10:00 a.m.

Saturday November 18, 1989, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Harmonic Analysis, II
Room 5137, Mathematical Sciences Building

10:00 a.m.
Multipliers of some Hilbert spaces of holomorphic functions.
Benjamin A. Lotto, Michigan State University
Donald Sarason*, University of California, Berkeley
(8533036) 
10:30 a.m.
Regularity properties of commutators and layer potentials associated to the heat equation.
John L. Lewis, University of Kentucky
Margaret A. M. Murray*, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
(8534203)

10:00 a.m.

Saturday November 18, 1989, 11:00 a.m.12:20 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Changing demographics and the future of our profession.
Room, Student Union
Uri Treisman*, University of California, Berkeley 
Saturday November 18, 1989, 12:15 p.m.1:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Algebra
Room 5138, Mathematical Sciences Building

12:15 p.m.
Combinatorial interpretations of the qanalogues of L_2n+1.
A. K. Agarwal*, Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto Campus
(8531153) 
12:30 p.m.
The heredity measure of an algebra.
Vlastimil H. Dlab*, Carleton University
(8531607) 
12:50 p.m.
Decompositions of modules over Hensel rings.
Michael F. Siddoway*, Colorado College
(8531618) 
1:10 p.m.
Neat algebras.
I. Agoston*, Carleton University
V. Dlab, Carleton University
T. Wakamatsu, Jobu University, Japan
(8531632) 
1:30 p.m.
Finitistic dimensions of Noetherian rings.
Ellen Kirkman*, Wake Forest University
James Kuzmanovich, Wake Forest University
Lance Small, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla
(8531640) 
1:45 p.m.
Ends and cohomology of amalgamated products and HNNextensions.
Michael L. Mihalik*, Vanderbilt University
Steven Tschantz, Vanderbilt University
(8532021)

12:15 p.m.

Saturday November 18, 1989, 12:30 p.m.1:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Topology, III
Room 5128, Mathematical Sciences Building

12:30 p.m.
Homology operations and invariant theory.
H. E. A. Campbell, Queen's University
John McCleary*, Vassar College
(8535548) 
1:00 p.m.
On the homotopy commutativity of the three connective cover of S^3.
James P. Lin*, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla
Frank Williams, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
(8535522)

12:30 p.m.

Saturday November 18, 1989, 12:30 p.m.1:50 p.m.
MAA Session
Equity issues and minority access to mathematics
Room 3400, Boelter Hall 
Saturday November 18, 1989, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
AMS Invited Address
Recent work in potential theory.
Room 4000, Mathematical Sciences Building
Thomas H. Wolff*, California Institute of Technology
(8534235) 
Saturday November 18, 1989, 3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
The topology of some spaces of functions.
Room 3400, Boelter Hall
Gunnar Erik Carlsson*, Princeton University and Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley 
Saturday November 18, 1989, 3:00 p.m.4:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Methods in Combinatorial Group Theory, III
Room 5118, Mathematical Sciences Building

3:00 p.m.
Limits of free Gactions on Rtrees and reducible automorphisms.
M. M. Cohen*, Cornell University
M. Lustig, Ruhr Universit\"at, Federal Republic of Germany
(8532037) 
3:30 p.m.
Commuting elements in free actions on Rtrees.
Frank Rimlinger*, Columbia University
(8532011) 
4:00 p.m.
Number of equivalence classes of vertices on Rtrees.
Renfang Jiang*, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley
(8532052) 
4:30 p.m.
Semistability of finitely presented groups.
Ross Geoghegan*, State University of New York, Binghamton
(8532031)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday November 18, 1989, 3:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Quadratic Forms and Simple Algebras, III
Room 5117, Mathematical Sciences Building

3:00 p.m.
Indecomposible division algebras of prime exponent.
Bill Jacob*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(8531626) 
3:30 p.m.
Nilpotence in the Witt ring.
Jon Arason, University of Iceland, Iceland
Richard Elman*, University of California, Los Angeles
(8531125) 
4:00 p.m.
Serre's problem on lifting A_n covers to unramified A_ncovers.
Mike Fried*, University of California, Irvine
(8531202)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday November 18, 1989, 3:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Harmonic Analysis, III
Room 5137, Mathematical Sciences Building

3:00 p.m.
Estimates for the kernel and continuity properties of pseudodifferential operators.
Josefina Alvarez*, Florida Atlantic University
J. Hounie, Universidade Federal, Brazil
(8533541) 
3:30 p.m.
Hessian determinants of harmonic functions.
Stewart Gleason*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
(8533134) 
4:00 p.m.
Cauchy integrals on terrible curves.
J. Michael Wilson*, University of Vermont
(8534754)

3:00 p.m.
Sunday November 19, 1989

Sunday November 19, 1989, 8:00 a.m.8:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Methods in Combinatorial Group Theory, IV
Room 5118, Mathematical Sciences Building

Sunday November 19, 1989, 8:00 a.m.8:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Quadratic Forms and Simple Algebras, IV
Room 5117, Mathematical Sciences Building

Sunday November 19, 1989, 8:00 a.m.8:50 a.m.
AMS Session on I
Room 5138, Mathematical Sciences Building

8:00 a.m.
Boundary localization of the normal family of holomorphic mappings.
E. B. Lin*, University of Toledo
(8533255) 
8:20 a.m.
On orthogonality of Legendre's polynomials via its generating function.
Sadanand Verma*, University of Nevada
(8533356) 
8:40 a.m.
Success runs in Markov chains.
Anant P. Godbole*, Michigan Technological University
(8536019)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday November 19, 1989, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Galois groups and rational division algebras.
Room 4000, Mathematical Sciences Building
Burton I. Fein*, Oregon State University
(8531220) 
Sunday November 19, 1989, 10:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Methods in Combinatorial Group Theory, V
Room 5118, Mathematical Sciences Building

10:00 a.m.
Combings of groups.
Juan M. Alonso*, Cornell University
(8532044) 
10:30 a.m.
The domino problem, hyperbolic geometry and the logic of Fuchsian groups.
Paul E. Schupp*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(8533042)

10:00 a.m.

Sunday November 19, 1989, 10:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Session on II
Room 5138, Mathematical Sciences Building

10:00 a.m.
A local direct theorem for a Bernsteintype approximation process.
Yegnaseshan Sitaraman*, Kentucky Wesleyan College
(8534139) 
10:20 a.m.
Heron's problem in the Minkowski plane.
Mostafa Ghandehari*, Naval Postgraduate School
(8535201) 
10:40 a.m.
Transforms of support functions.
Mostafa Ghandehari, Naval Postgraduate School
Christopher P. Sagovac*, Naval Postgraduate School
(8535246) 
11:00 a.m.
Global convolution operations in binary algebras.
C. R. Giardina*, City College, City University of New York
(8539345) 
11:20 a.m.
On the equivalence of laws in trigonometry.
Tony S. Verma*, Clark High School and University of Nevada
Tonia S. Verma, Clark High School and University of Nevada
(8539857)

10:00 a.m.

Sunday November 19, 1989, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
AMS Invited Address
Nilpotent orbits and the Weyl group.
Room 4000, Mathematical Sciences Building
Nicolas Spaltenstein*, University of Oregon
(8532258) 
Sunday November 19, 1989, 2:00 p.m.3:25 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Methods in Combinatorial Group Theory, VI
Room 5118, Mathematical Sciences Building

2:00 p.m.
Negatively curved groups.
Daryl Cooper*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(8532024) 
2:30 p.m.
Homology of certain Artin groups.
Kay Tatsuoka*, Rutgers University, Newark
(8535743) 
3:00 p.m.
Algebraic analysis of groups Ftype.
Benjamin Fine*, Fairfield University
Gerhard Rosenberger, Universit\"at Dortmund, Federal Republic of Germany
(8532027)

2:00 p.m.

Sunday November 19, 1989, 2:00 p.m.3:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Quadratic Forms and Simple Algebras, V
Room 5117, Mathematical Sciences Building

2:00 p.m.
Some recent developments in the theory of function fields of quadratic forms.
T.Y. Lam*, University of California, Berkeley
(8531250) 
3:00 p.m.
uinvariants in characteristic 2.
P. Mammone, Universit\'e de Mons, Belgium
R. Moresi, CERFIM, Switzerland
J. P. Tignol, Universit\'e Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
A. R. Wadsworth*, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla
(8531238)

2:00 p.m.