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1999 Spring Western Section Meeting
Las Vegas, NV, April 1011, 1999
Meeting #942
Associate secretaries:
Bernard Russo, AMS
brusso@math.uci.edu
Special Session on Number Theory

Saturday April 10, 1999, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Number Theory
Room 215, Classroom Building Complex C
Organizers:
Gennady Bachman, University of Nevada, Las Vegas bachman@nevada.edu
Richard A. Mollin, University of Calgary ramollin@math.ucalgary.ca
Peter J. Shiue, University of Nevada, Las Vegas shiue@nevada.edu

9:00 a.m.
Winners and Losers in the ShanksRenyi Race Game.
Andrey Feuerverger, University of Toronto
Greg Martin*, University of Toronto
(94211223)

9:30 a.m.
Evaluation of central binomial series.
Jonathan M Borwein*, Simon Fraser University
David Broadhurst, Open University, UK
(9421180)

10:00 a.m.
Continuous analogues of the counting function of $y$smooth numbers.
Harold G. Diamond*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Ferrell S. Wheeler, Center for Computational Sciences
(94211156)

10:30 a.m.
On a problem of Turan.
Michael A Filaseta*, University of South Carolina
(94212200)

Saturday April 10, 1999, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Number Theory
Room 215, Classroom Building Complex C
Organizers:
Gennady Bachman, University of Nevada, Las Vegas bachman@nevada.edu
Richard A. Mollin, University of Calgary ramollin@math.ucalgary.ca
Peter J. Shiue, University of Nevada, Las Vegas shiue@nevada.edu

3:00 p.m.
Number Fields with Prescribed Ramification.
John W Jones*, Arizona State University
David P Roberts, Rutgers University
(9421112)

3:30 p.m.
An algorithm for computing fundamental units of bicubic fields.
Charles J. Parry*, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
(9421189)

4:00 p.m.
The Size of the Fundamental Solutions of Consecutive Pell Equations.
Hugh C. Williams*, University of Manitoba
Michael J. Jacobson, Jr., University of Waterloo
(94211126)

4:30 p.m.
A structure theorem for units and its application.
Mary E. Flahive*, Oregon State University
(94211235)

5:00 p.m.
Complete classification of quadratic polynomials producing primes for an initial range of input values.
Bart E. Goddard*, Texas A\&M University  Commerce
Richard A. Mollin, University of Calgary
(94211209)

Sunday April 11, 1999, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Number Theory
Room 215, Classroom Building Complex C
Organizers:
Gennady Bachman, University of Nevada, Las Vegas bachman@nevada.edu
Richard A. Mollin, University of Calgary ramollin@math.ucalgary.ca
Peter J. Shiue, University of Nevada, Las Vegas shiue@nevada.edu

9:00 a.m.
Haar wavelets and irregularieites of distribution.
Andrew D Pollington*, BYU
(94211218)

9:30 a.m.
Binary Egyptian Fractions.
E. Croot, University of Georgia
D. Dobbs, University of Tennessee
J. B. Friedlander*, University of Toronto
A. Hetzel, University of Tennessee
F. Pappalardi, Universita Roma Tre
(9421158)

10:00 a.m.
Explicit Merit Factor Formulae For Fekete and Turyn Polynomials.
Peter Borwein*, Simon Fraser University
KwokKwong Stephen Choi, University of Hong Kong
(9421161)

10:30 a.m.
Rational triangles with rational Morley triangles.
Andrew Bremner*, Arizona State University
Joseph R. Goggins, British Rail
Michael J.T. Guy, Cambridge University
Richard K. Guy, University of Calgary
(9421152)
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