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1999 Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting
Providence, RI, October 23, 1999
Meeting #947
Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS
lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Special Session on Difference Equations and Applications

Saturday October 2, 1999, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Difference Equations and Applications
Room 108, Albertus Magnus Hall
Organizers:
Gerasimos Ladas, University of Rhode Island gladas@math.uri.edu
Jeffrey T. Hoag, Providence College jhoag@providence.edu

8:00 a.m.
On the Global Behavior of Solutions of a Biological Model.
E. A. Grove, University of Rhode Island
G. Ladas, University of Rhode Island
N. R. Prokup*, University of Rhode Island
R. Levins, Harvard School of Public Health
(9473940)

8:30 a.m.
The Preimage Set and Transient Behavior of Delay Difference Equations, with Application to Ecology and Epidemiology .
Richard Levins*, Harvard School of Public Health
(9473938)

9:00 a.m.
Asymptotically Autonomous Difference Equations.
Diana M Thomas*, New Jersey City Unversity
(9473726)

9:30 a.m.
Applications of coupled logistic maps.
Harold M Hastings*, Hofstra University
Flavio H Fenton, Hofstra University
Gregory C Levine, Hofstra University
(9473724)

10:00 a.m.
On the Difference Equation x[n+1]=max{1/x[n], A[n]/x[n1]} with a period 3 parameter.
Edward A Grove, University of R.I.
Candace M Kent, Virg. Common. Univ.
Gerasimos Ladas, University of R.I.
Michael A Radin*, University of R.I.
(9473934)

10:30 a.m.
Existence and Global Behavior of a Rational System.
Edward A Grove, University of Rhode Island
Gerasimos Ladas, University of Rhode Island
Lynn C McGrath, University of Rhode Island
Christopher T Teixeira*, University of Rhode Island
(9473933)

Saturday October 2, 1999, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Difference Equations and Applications
Room 108, Albertus Magnus Hall
Organizers:
Gerasimos Ladas, University of Rhode Island gladas@math.uri.edu
Jeffrey T. Hoag, Providence College jhoag@providence.edu

2:30 p.m.
Multiple Solutions for $2m$th Order SturmLiouville Boundary Value Problems on a Measure Chain.
Johnny Henderson*, Auburn University
(9473918)

3:00 p.m.
On The Difference Equation $x(n+1)=(max{x(n),A{n}})/x(n)^2x(n1)$.
Soudabeh Valicenti*, University of Rhode Island
Gerry Ladas, University of Rhode Island
Kim Cunningham, University of Rhode Island
Jeffery Feuer, Merrimack College
(9473925)

3:30 p.m.
Eventually periodic solutions of x[n+1]=max{A[n]/x[n],1/x[n1]}.
William J. Briden, Univ. of R. I.
Edward A. Grove, Univ. of R. I.
Gerry Ladas, Univ. of R. I.
Candace M. Kent*, Virginia Commonwealth Univ.
(9479931)

4:00 p.m.
Discussion.

4:30 p.m.
Applications concerning a Riccati equation for a differential equation on a measure chain.
Allan C. Peterson*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Lynn H. Erbe, University of NebraskaLincoln
(9473920)

5:00 p.m.
On the discretization of a delay differential equation.
Kenneth L Cooke, Pomona College
Anatoli F Ivanov*, Pennsylvania State University
(9473916)

Sunday October 3, 1999, 8:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Special Session on Difference Equations and Applications
Room 108, Albertus Magnus Hall
Organizers:
Gerasimos Ladas, University of Rhode Island gladas@math.uri.edu
Jeffrey T. Hoag, Providence College jhoag@providence.edu

8:00 a.m.
On the Recursive Sequence x(n+1) = (a + b x(n1))/(c + x(n)) .
Carol H Gibbons*, University of Rhode Island
M R Kulenovic, University of Rhode Island
Gerry Ladas, University of Rhode Island
(9473912)

8:30 a.m.
On the System of Difference Equations x(n+1)=x(n)/(a+y(n)), y(n+1)=y(n)/(b+x(n)).
Dean Clark, University of Rhode Island
M.R. S. Kulenovic*, University of Rhode Island
(9473932)

9:00 a.m.
The Brjuno Brush.
Eileen F Lee*, Trinity College
(9473727)

10:00 a.m.
On a Rational Recursive Sequence with Even Delays.
Hamdi ElMitwalli*, University of Rhode Island
Edward A Grove, University of Rhode Island
Gerasimos Ladas, University of Rhode Island
(9473952)
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