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1996 Fall Western Sectional Meeting
Pasadena, CA, November 16-17, 1996
Meeting #917

Associate secretaries:
William A Harris, Jr, AMS wharris@math.usc.edu

Special Session on History of Mathematics

  • Saturday November 16, 1996, 8:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on History of Mathematics, I

    Room 151, Sloan Laboratory
    Organizers:
    Shawnee L. McMurran, Pomona College
    James J. Tattersall, Providence College tat@providence.edu

    • 8:30 a.m.
      Pythagoras and the Crisis over Incommensurability
      Samuel S. Kutler*, CSHPM
      (917-01-95)
    • 9:00 a.m.
      The History of the Bachet Equation
      William Sherron Anglin*, University of Toronto
      (917-01-16)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      A Mathematician's Tale: The Life of Vito Volterra
      Judith Goodstein*, Caltech, Pasadena, CA
      (917-01-80)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      A research student in Cambridge, 1931-1933.
      John Todd*, Caltech
      (917-01-14)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Multiple Fourier Series in the Post World War II Era.
      Victor L. Shapiro*, University of California, Riverside
      (917-01-78)
  • Saturday November 16, 1996, 3:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m.
    Special Session on History of Mathematics, II

    Room 151, Sloan Laboratory
    Organizers:
    Shawnee L. McMurran, Pomona College
    James J. Tattersall, Providence College tat@providence.edu

    • 3:00 p.m.
      P.A.M. Dirac
      Shawnee L. McMurran*, Pomona College
      (917-01-69)
    • 3:30 p.m.
      Solution to an ancient combinatorial riddle
      Richard P. Stanley*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      (917-01-22)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Cubic curves, coordinates and classification: Geometric style between Newton and Euler.
      John D. Andersen*, Institute for History and Philosphy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto
      (917-01-109)
    • 4:30 p.m.
      The Number Theoretic Legacy of Sophie Germain
      Reinhard C Laubenbacher*, New Mexico State University
      David Pengelley, New Mexico State University
      (917-01-36)
    • 5:00 p.m.
      Report on the Institute in the History of Mathematics and its Use in Teaching
      David Barsky, California State University, San Marcos
      Janet Beery, University of Redlands
      John Burns, Mt. San Antonio College
      Shirley Gray, California State University, Los Angeles
      Lilian Metlitzky*, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
      Robert Stein, California State University, San Bernardino
      (917-01-119)
  • Sunday November 17, 1996, 8:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on History of Mathematics, III

    Room 151, Sloan Laboratory
    Organizers:
    Shawnee L. McMurran, Pomona College
    James J. Tattersall, Providence College tat@providence.edu

    • 8:30 a.m.
      Charles Babbage and Cryptography
      James J. Tattersall*, Providence College
      (917-01-72)
    • 9:00 a.m.
      Early Voyages Into Logarithmic Seas
      Barnabas B. Hughes*, California State University, Northridge
      (917-01-18)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Historical pi calculations via the student project
      C. Ara Pehlivanian*, U.S. Military Academy, West Point
      (917-01-101)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      Debeaune's Commentary on Descartes' Geometry
      C. Edward Sandifer*, Western Connecticut State University
      (917-01-97)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      The Early History of the Cornell Math Department: A Case Study inthe Emergence of the American Mathematical Community
      Gary G. Cochell*, Culver-Stockton College
      (917-01-107)
  • Sunday November 17, 1996, 3:00 p.m.-4:50 p.m.
    Special Session on History of Mathematics, IV

    Room 151, Sloan Laboratory
    Organizers:
    Shawnee L. McMurran, Pomona College
    James J. Tattersall, Providence College tat@providence.edu

    • 3:00 p.m.
      Charles L. Dodgson's Contributions to Linear Algebra and to the Theory of Parallels
      Francine F. Abeles*, Kean College of New Jersey
      (917-01-81)
    • 3:30 p.m.
      Alfred Tarski comes to the USA: The hard years.
      Anita Burdman Feferman*, Stanford University
      (917-01-117)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      When Tarski met G\"odel.
      Solomon Feferman*, Stanford University
      (917-01-118)
    • 4:30 p.m.
      Mathematical Etymology
      John Horton Conway*, Princeton University
      (917-01-126)
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