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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 Algebraic Dynamics

Saturday October 2, 1999, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Dynamics
Room 109, Albertus Magnus Hall
Organizers:
Jonathan Lubin, Brown University lubinj@math.brown.edu
Joseph H. Silverman, Brown University jhs@abel.math.brown.edu

9:00 a.m.
Rapidity of approach to the identity of the $p$power iterates of an automorphism of a field $k[[t]]$ of characteristic $p$.
Jonathan Lubin*, Brown University
(9471123)

9:30 a.m.
Fatou components in nonarchimedean dynamics.
Robert L Benedetto*, University of Rochester
(9473751)

10:00 a.m.
Local and Global Polynomial Dynamics.
Susan Goldstine*, McMaster University
(9471168)

10:30 a.m.
On Preperiodic Points of Morphisms over Number Fields and Function Fields.
Gregory S Call*, Amherst College
(9471169)

Saturday October 2, 1999, 2:40 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Dynamics
Room 109, Albertus Magnus Hall
Organizers:
Jonathan Lubin, Brown University lubinj@math.brown.edu
Joseph H. Silverman, Brown University jhs@abel.math.brown.edu

2:40 p.m.
Roundoff errors and $p$adic numbers.
Franco Vivaldi*, Queen Mary and Wesfield College, University of London
Diana Bosio, Queen Mary and Wesfield College, University of London
(9473750)

3:10 p.m.
Discussion.

3:40 p.m.
Some Open Problems in the Algebraic Theory of Dynamical Systems.
Patrick Morton*, Wellesley College
(9471257)

4:10 p.m.
Fractals in Number Theory.
Arthur Baragar*, UNLV
(9470674)

4:40 p.m.
Polynomial Chains and Stable Power Series.
Karl F Zimmermann*, Union College
(9471259)

Sunday October 3, 1999, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Dynamics
Room 109, Albertus Magnus Hall
Organizers:
Jonathan Lubin, Brown University lubinj@math.brown.edu
Joseph H. Silverman, Brown University jhs@abel.math.brown.edu

9:00 a.m.
The Lap Counting Function and Zeta Function of the Tent Map.
Leopold Flatto, Bell Laboratories
Jeffrey C Lagarias*, AT&T Labs
(9475855)

9:30 a.m.
Torsion of abelian varieties and the MortonSilverman conjecture.
Bjorn Poonen*, University of California, Berkeley
(9471143)

10:00 a.m.
Dynamical Systems and Elliptic Curves.
Graham R Everest*, University of East Anglia
(9471121)

10:30 a.m.
A Bound for Torsion Points on Everywhere Good Reduction Elliptic Curves.
Joseph H. Silverman*, Brown University
Marc Hindry, Universit\'e Denis Diderot Paris 7
(9471128)
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