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2001 Fall Eastern Section Meeting
Williamstown, MA, October 13-14, 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 (1808-1874) and the Foundation of the ``Annali di scienze matematiche e fisiche."
      Laura Martini*, University of Virginia
      (971-01-145)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      The Development of a Publication Community: Nineteenth-Century Mathematics in British Scientific Journals.
      Sloan E Despeaux*, University of Virginia
      (971-01-143)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      Clark University, 1889-1892.
      David M Burton*, University of New Hampshire
      (971-01-81)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Funds for Mathematics: Carnegie Institution of Washington support for Mathematics from 1902-1921.
      Della D. Fenster*, University of Richmond
      (971-01-149)
  • 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
      (971-01-185)
    • 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
      (971-01-200)
    • 3:30 p.m.
      Multiple Trigonometric Series and Number Theory.
      Victor L Shapiro*, University of California, Riverside
      (971-01-22)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Mathematics at the University of Virginia, 1825-1900.
      Adrian C Rice*, Randolph-Macon College
      Karen H Parshall, University of Virginia
      Sloan E Despeaux, University of Virginia
      Laura Martini, University of Virginia
      (971-01-55)
    • 4:30 p.m.
      Euler and the Gamma Function.
      Edward Sandifer*, Western Connecticut State U
      (971-01-21)
    • 5:00 p.m.
      H.J.S. Smith and Prime Numbers.
      Francine F. Abeles*, Kean University
      (971-11-40)
    • 5:30 p.m.
      Robert Murphy - Cork, Cambridge, and London.
      Patricia R Allaire*, Queensborough Community College, CUNY
      (971-01-20)
  • 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
      (971-01-05)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      On using a table of logarithms.
      Daniel E. Otero*, Xavier University
      (971-01-146)
    • 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, 1900-1920.
      Eisso J Atzema*, University of Maine
      (971-01-61)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Calculus at West Point in the Nineteenth Century.
      V. Frederick Rickey*, West Point
      (971-01-193)
  • 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
      (971-01-131)
    • 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
      (971-01-33)
    • 3:30 p.m.
      Some history of class numbers.
      Hardy Grant*, York University, Toronto
      (971-01-86)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Propriety, Polemic and Priority: The Euler-d'Alembert Correspondence.
      Robert E Bradley*, Adelphi University
      (971-01-19)
    • 4:30 p.m.
      200 Notable Mathematicians in 200 Years of West Point Mathematics.
      David C Arney*, The College of Saint Rose
      (971-01-23)
    • 5:00 p.m.
      Agust\'{\i}n Arag\'on, Mexican journalist and historian of science.
      Alejandro R Garciadiego*, Cinvestav/UNAM
      (971-01-156)
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