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1997 Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting
Atlanta, GA, October 1719, 1997
Meeting #926
Associate secretaries:
Robert J Daverman, AMS
daverman@math.utk.edu
Special Session on Concrete Aspects of Real Polynomials

Friday October 17, 1997, 3:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on Concrete Aspects of Real Polynomials, I
Room 268, Skiles Classroom Building
Organizers:
Victoria Ann Powers, Emory University vicki@mathcs.emory.edu
Bruce A. Reznick, University of Illinois, ChampaignUrbana reznick@math.uiuc.edu

3:00 p.m.
An elementary proof of Schm\"udgen's Theorem in one variable.
Victoria Powers*, Emory University
Bruce Reznick, University of Illinois
(92614157)

3:30 p.m.
Describing Convex Sets in $\mathbb{R}^2$ with 3 Inequalities
Kathleen M Krzastek*, Emory University
(92614231)

4:00 p.m.
Infinitely near base conditions and the 3dimensional separation conjecture.
James J Madden*, LSU
(92614202)

4:30 p.m.
Generalizing Newton Identities to the multivariate case
GonzalezVega Laureano*,
GonzalezLopez MariaJose,
(92614181)

5:00 p.m.
A family of real polynomials and its applications to robot kinematics.
Jaime Gutierrez, Universidad de Cantabria
Tomas J Recio*, Universidad de Cantabria
(9261474)

5:30 p.m.
An Improved Algorithm for Quantifier Elimination Over Real Closed Fields.
Saugata Basu*, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
(92668130)

6:00 p.m.
Real Large Solving
J. Maurice Rojas*, MIT
(92665225)

Saturday October 18, 1997, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Concrete Aspects of Real Polynomials, II
Room 268, Skiles Classroom Building
Organizers:
Victoria Ann Powers, Emory University vicki@mathcs.emory.edu
Bruce A. Reznick, University of Illinois, ChampaignUrbana reznick@math.uiuc.edu

8:30 a.m.
Polynomials with Concentration at Low Degrees
Per H Enflo*, Kent State Univ.
(92612204)

9:00 a.m.
Perturbing polynomials with all their roots on the unit circle
Michael J. Mossinghoff*, Appalachian State University
Christopher G. Pinner, Flinders University of South Australia
Jeffrey D. Vaaler, University of Texas at Austin
(92612177)

9:30 a.m.
Inequalities for polynomials with 1,0,1 coefficients
Tamas Erdelyi*,
(92641235)

10:00 a.m.
Singular points and limit cycles of planar polynomial vector fields
Ilia Itenberg*, Institut de Recherche Math\'ematique de Rennes, France
Eugenii Shustin, Tel Aviv University, Israel
(92634123)

10:30 a.m.
The control of linear systems and Shapiros's conjecture
Frank J Sottile*, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
(9261456)

Saturday October 18, 1997, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Concrete Aspects of Real Polynomials, III
Room 268, Skiles Classroom Building
Organizers:
Victoria Ann Powers, Emory University vicki@mathcs.emory.edu
Bruce A. Reznick, University of Illinois, ChampaignUrbana reznick@math.uiuc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Can an acuteangled cone be imbedded in a rightangled cone?
ManDuen Choi*, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
(9261573)

3:00 p.m.
Bad points for positive semidefinite polynomials
Charles N. Delzell*, Louisiana State Univ.
(92612174)

3:30 p.m.
Sums of Squares of Polynomials in $R[x,y]$
David B Leep*,
(92612168)

4:00 p.m.
Real Even Symmetric Forms
William R Harris*, Georgetown College
(92611137)

4:30 p.m.
Laws of inertia for higher degree forms
Bruce Reznick*,
(92615150)
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