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2001 Fall Eastern Section Meeting
Williamstown, MA, October 1314, 2001
Meeting #971
Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS
lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Special Session on History of Mathematics

Saturday October 13, 2001, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on History of Mathematics, I
Room 112, Thompson Biology Lab
Organizers:
Glen R. Van Brummelen, Bennington College gvanbrum@bennington.edu
Della D. Fenster, Richmond University dfenster@richmond.edu
James J. Tattersall, Providence College tat@providence.edu
Shawnee L. McMurran, California State University, San Bernadino mcmurran@math.csusb.edu

9:00 a.m.
Barnaba Tortolini (18081874) and the Foundation of the ``Annali di scienze matematiche e fisiche."
Laura Martini*, University of Virginia
(97101145)

9:30 a.m.
The Development of a Publication Community: NineteenthCentury Mathematics in British Scientific Journals.
Sloan E Despeaux*, University of Virginia
(97101143)

10:00 a.m.
Clark University, 18891892.
David M Burton*, University of New Hampshire
(9710181)

10:30 a.m.
Funds for Mathematics: Carnegie Institution of Washington support for Mathematics from 19021921.
Della D. Fenster*, University of Richmond
(97101149)

Saturday October 13, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on History of Mathematics, II
Room 112, Thompson Biology Lab
Organizers:
Glen R. Van Brummelen, Bennington College gvanbrum@bennington.edu
Della D. Fenster, Richmond University dfenster@richmond.edu
James J. Tattersall, Providence College tat@providence.edu
Shawnee L. McMurran, California State University, San Bernadino mcmurran@math.csusb.edu

2:30 p.m.
Calculus in Sanskrit? Indian mathematics and infinitesimal analysis.
Kim Plofker*, Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology, MIT
(97101185)

3:00 p.m.
Cartwright and Littlewood on Van der Pol's Equation.
Shawnee L McMurran*, California State University, San Bernardino
James J Tattersall, Providence College
(97101200)

3:30 p.m.
Multiple Trigonometric Series and Number Theory.
Victor L Shapiro*, University of California, Riverside
(9710122)

4:00 p.m.
Mathematics at the University of Virginia, 18251900.
Adrian C Rice*, RandolphMacon College
Karen H Parshall, University of Virginia
Sloan E Despeaux, University of Virginia
Laura Martini, University of Virginia
(9710155)

4:30 p.m.
Euler and the Gamma Function.
Edward Sandifer*, Western Connecticut State U
(9710121)

5:00 p.m.
H.J.S. Smith and Prime Numbers.
Francine F. Abeles*, Kean University
(9711140)

5:30 p.m.
Robert Murphy  Cork, Cambridge, and London.
Patricia R Allaire*, Queensborough Community College, CUNY
(9710120)

Sunday October 14, 2001, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on History of Mathematics, III
Room 112, Thompson Biology Lab
Organizers:
Glen R. Van Brummelen, Bennington College gvanbrum@bennington.edu
Della D. Fenster, Richmond University dfenster@richmond.edu
James J. Tattersall, Providence College tat@providence.edu
Shawnee L. McMurran, California State University, San Bernadino mcmurran@math.csusb.edu

9:00 a.m.
A Description and History of the Olivier String Models at the United States Military Academy.
Amy E Shell*, United States Military Academy
(9710105)

9:30 a.m.
On using a table of logarithms.
Daniel E. Otero*, Xavier University
(97101146)

10:00 a.m.
``Irrestistible to the boys": The Introduction of Graphical Techniques in Mathematics Teaching and the Creation of a New Class of Standard Problems, 19001920.
Eisso J Atzema*, University of Maine
(9710161)

10:30 a.m.
Calculus at West Point in the Nineteenth Century.
V. Frederick Rickey*, West Point
(97101193)

Sunday October 14, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on History of Mathematics, IV
Room 112, Thompson Biology Lab
Organizers:
Glen R. Van Brummelen, Bennington College gvanbrum@bennington.edu
Della D. Fenster, Richmond University dfenster@richmond.edu
James J. Tattersall, Providence College tat@providence.edu
Shawnee L. McMurran, California State University, San Bernadino mcmurran@math.csusb.edu

2:30 p.m.
Christoffel, the Equivalence Problem, and the Origins of Tensor Calculus.
Paul R Wolfson*, West Chester University
(97101131)

3:00 p.m.
How it was and how it might have been: why Carl Runge never worked in Stockholm.
Roger L Cooke*, University of Vermont
(9710133)

3:30 p.m.
Some history of class numbers.
Hardy Grant*, York University, Toronto
(9710186)

4:00 p.m.
Propriety, Polemic and Priority: The Eulerd'Alembert Correspondence.
Robert E Bradley*, Adelphi University
(9710119)

4:30 p.m.
200 Notable Mathematicians in 200 Years of West Point Mathematics.
David C Arney*, The College of Saint Rose
(9710123)

5:00 p.m.
Agust\'{\i}n Arag\'on, Mexican journalist and historian of science.
Alejandro R Garciadiego*, Cinvestav/UNAM
(97101156)
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