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1998 Fall Southeastern Section Meeting
WinstonSalem, NC, October 910, 1998
Meeting #936
Associate secretaries: Robert J Daverman, AMS daverman@math.utk.edu
Friday October 9, 1998

Friday October 9, 1998, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration and AMS Book Sale and Exhibit
Lobby, Benson University Center

Friday October 9, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Modern Methods in Set Theory and General Topology, I
Room 10, Calloway Hall Organizers: Winfried Just, Ohio University just@bing.math.ohiou.edu
Paul Szeptycki, Ohio University szeptyck@bing.math.ohiou.edu

8:00 a.m.
Metrizability of completely normal, hereditarily cwH manifolds.
Peter J. Nyikos*, Dept. of Mathematics, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208
(93654216)

8:30 a.m.
Countably compact spaces with a small diagonal.
Gary Gruenhage*, Auburn University
(9365477)

9:00 a.m.
Survey of results on convergence in topologic algebraic systems.
Alexander Y Shibakov*, Tennessee Tech
(93654192)

9:30 a.m.
Metrizable subspaces of free topological groups on metrizable spaces.
Kohzo Yamada*, Auburn University
(93654114)

10:00 a.m.
On universal calgebras and universal uniform Eberlein compacta, and related problems.
Mirna Dzamonja*, University of East Anglia
(93604177)

10:30 a.m.
$C_p(X)$ and the BernerJuhasz pointpicking game.
Marion Scheepers*, Boise State University
(93654186)

Friday October 9, 1998, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Recent Results on the Topology of ThreeManifolds, I
Room 3, Calloway Hall Organizers: Hugh Nelson Howards, Wake Forest University howards@wfu.edu

8:30 a.m.
Minimizing Morse Functions Transverse to Boundaries.
David C Bachman*, University of Texas at Austin
(93657102)

9:00 a.m.
Systoles of hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Colin C Adams*, Williams College
Alan W Reid, University of Texas
(9365783)

9:30 a.m.
Dehn surgery on knots.
John E. Luecke*, University of Texas, Austin
(93657185)

10:00 a.m.
Free Seifert surfaces for knots.
Mark Brittenham*, University of North Texas
(9365764)

10:30 a.m.
Knotted Graphs in Balls.
Hugh N Howards*, Wake Forest University
(93657181)

Friday October 9, 1998, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Commutative Ring Theory, I
Room 20, Calloway Hall Organizers: David F. Anderson, University of Tennessee, Knoxville anderson@novell.math.utk.edu
Evan Houston, University of North Carolina, Charlotte fma00egh@unccvm.uncc.edu

8:30 a.m.
Relating two ``closures'' of ideals primary for the maximal ideal in an RLR.
David C Lantz*, Colgate University
(93613151)

9:00 a.m.
Extended modules.
Roger Wiegand*, University of Nebraska
(9361381)

9:30 a.m.
Noetherian domains inside a homomorphic image of a completion I .
William J. Heinzer, Purdue University
Christel Rotthaus, Michigan State University
Sylvia M Wiegand*, University of Nebraska Lincoln
(9361327)

10:00 a.m.
Noetherian domains inside a homomorphic image of a completion II .
William J. Heinzer*, Purdue University
Christel Rotthaus, Michigan State University
Sylvia M Wiegand, University of Nebraska Lincoln
(9361328)

10:30 a.m.
Primary Decomposition of Ideals in Polynomial Rings.
Robert Gilmer*, Florida State University
Guang Fu, Florida State University
(9361314)

Friday October 9, 1998, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Topology in Dynamics, I
Room 17, Calloway Hall Organizers: Marcy Barge, Montana State UniversityBozeman barge@math.montana.edu
Krystyna M. Kuperberg, Auburn University kuperkm@mail.auburn.edu

8:30 a.m.
Periods vs. rotation numbers in dimension one.
Alexander Blokh, University of Alabama in Birmingham
Michal Misiurewicz*, IUPUI
(9365857)

9:00 a.m.
Trajectory of the turning point is dense for a co$\sigma$porous set of tent maps.
Karen M Brucks*, UWMMilwaukee
Zolt\'{a}n Buczolich, E\"{o}tv\"{o}s Lor\'{a}nd University
(9369956)

9:30 a.m.
Inverse limit spaces of unimodal maps with finite critical orbits.
Henk Bruin*, KTH, Stockholm
(9365309)

10:00 a.m.
Topology of Laminations.
Luther Johnson*, Montana State University
(93654191)

10:30 a.m.
Hereditarily Indecomposable Inverse Limits Of Horseshoes.
Piotr Minc*, Auburn University
(93654141)

Friday October 9, 1998, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Boundary Value Problems, I
Room 101, Guy T. Carswell Hall Organizers: John V. Baxley, Wake Forest University baxley@pilot.mthcsc.wfu.edu
Stephen B. Robinson, Wake Forest University robinson@mthcsc.wfu.edu

8:30 a.m.
Global Existence and Blowup of Classical Solutions for Degenerate Quasilinear Parabolic Problems with Slow Diffusions.
Chiu Yeung Chan*, University of Southwestern Louisiana
Wai Yuen Chan, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
(93635166)

9:00 a.m.
A Degenerate Parabolic Quenching Problem.
Lan Ke*, University of Southwestern Louisiana
(93635171)

9:30 a.m.
A Partial Functional Differential Equation.
Lawrence Turyn*, Wright State University
(93634124)

10:00 a.m.
Dynamics and bifurcations of a 3D system modeling thermal instability.
Miaohua Jiang*, Wake Forest University
(9363453)

10:30 a.m.
The Stationary PowerLaw Stokes Equation in Convex Domains.
Lew E Lefton*, University of New Orleans
Dongming Wei, University of New Orleans
(93635167)

Friday October 9, 1998, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Operator Theory and Holomorphic Spaces, I
Room 208, Guy T. Carswell Hall Organizers: Tavan T. Trent, University of Alabama ttrent@gp.as.ua.edu
Zhijian Wu, University of Alabama zwu@ua1vm.ua.edu

8:30 a.m.
Nontangential limits in $P^{2}(\mu)$ and the index of an invariant subspace.
Alexandru Aleman, Fernuniversitaet Hagen
Stefan Richter*, University of Tennessee
(93647158)

9:00 a.m.
Hyponormal Pairs of Toeplitz Operators.
Ra\'ul E Curto*, The University of Iowa
(93647116)

9:30 a.m.
Extremal problems for moments of planar continua with fixed conformal centroid.
Albert Baernstein, II*, Washington University
Richard S. Laugesen, University of Illinois
(93631197)

10:00 a.m.
A compact composition operator that is not HilbertSchmidt.
Benjamin A. Lotto*, Vassar College
(93647163)

10:30 a.m.
Compact composition operators between weighted Bergman spaces on convex domains in $C^n$.
Peter R Mercer*, SUNY College at Buffalo
(9364774)

Friday October 9, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, I
Room 117, Calloway Hall Organizers: Bruce Landman, University of North Carolina bmlandma@hamlet.uncg.edu

9:00 a.m.
The power of 2 dividing coefficients in a series.
Fredric T. Howard*, Wake Forest University
(9360559)

9:30 a.m.
Sequences of Weighted Averages.
Neil J Calkin*, Clemson University
(93605204)

10:00 a.m.
Antichains in the poset of integer partitions.
Rod Canfield*, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
(9360505)

10:30 a.m.
Filter sizes in distributive lattices.
Dwight Duffus*, Emory University
Bill Sands, The University of Calgary
(93606175)

Friday October 9, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Abelian Groups and Modules, I
Room 112, Calloway Hall Organizers: Ulrich Albrecht, Auburn University albreuf@mail.auburn.edu

9:00 a.m.
Mixed Groups and Companion Groups.
Steven T Files*, Wesleyan University
(93620159)

9:30 a.m.
BaerKaplansky theorems for direct sums of selfsmall mixed groups.
Bill Wickless*, University of Connecticut
(9362039)

10:00 a.m.
Discussion

Friday October 9, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Noncommutatuve Algebra, I
Room 119, Calloway Hall Organizers: Ellen Kirkman, Wake Forest University kirkman@mthcsc.wfu.edu
James Kuzmanovich, Wake Forest University kuz@mthcsc.wfu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Enveloping Algebras of Lie Color Algebras: Primeness Versus GradedPrimeness.
Jeffrey M Bergen*, DePaul University
D S Passman, University of Wisconsin
(93616180)

9:30 a.m.
Orthogonal subcategories of the stable category.
Jon F. Carlson*, University of Georgia
(93620182)

10:00 a.m.
Global Dimension Four Extensions of ArtinSchelter Regular Algebras.
Tom Cassidy*, University of Oregon
(93616105)

10:30 a.m.
Module Extensions Over Classical Lie Superalgebras.
Edward S. Letzter*, Texas A{\&}M University
(93616173)

Friday October 9, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Ergodic Theory, I
Room 102, Guy T. Carswell Hall Organizers: Idris Assani, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill assani@math.unc.edu

9:00 a.m.
Equivalence relations and the capturing property in topological dynamics.
Joseph Auslander*, University of Maryland, College Park
(93654109)

9:30 a.m.
Integer sequences with big gaps and the pointwise ergodic theorem.
Roger L. Jones*, DePaul University
Michael Lacey, Georgia Tech. Univ.
Mate Wierdl, University of Memphis
(9362697)

10:00 a.m.
A Finite Approximation of the Conley Decomposition.
Fern Y. Hunt*, National Institute of Standards and Technology
(9365882)

10:30 a.m.
Weakly almost periodic $L_1$ contractions and coboundaries of nonsingular transformations.
Isaac Kornfeld*, North Dakota State University, Fargo ND, USA
Michael Lin, BenGurion University of the Negev, BeerSheva, Israel
(9362866)

Friday October 9, 1998, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Invited Address
A.e. multiple recurrence and Wiener Wintner dynamical systems.
Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center
Idris Assani*, UNC ChapelHill
(93628234)

Friday October 9, 1998, 1:25 p.m.2:15 p.m.
Invited Address
Some Mathematical Problems Related to the Equations of the Atmosphere and the Oceans.
Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center
Roger Temam*, Indiana University
(9368606)

Friday October 9, 1998, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, II
Room 117, Calloway Hall Organizers: Bruce Landman, University of North Carolina bmlandma@hamlet.uncg.edu

2:30 p.m.
A Variation on the Coloring Criterion in Finding the Ramsey Number of a Complete Graph.
Richard H. Schelp*, The University of Memphis
(9360548)

3:00 p.m.
Some Generalizations of the van der Waerden Numbers.
Bruce M Landman*, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Tom C Brown, Simon Fraser Unversity
(9360589)

3:30 p.m.
Geometrical and topological Ramsey numbers.
Heiko Harborth*, TU Braunschweig, Germany
(93605179)

4:00 p.m.
Infinite Partition Regular Matrices  Solutions in Central Sets.
Neil Hindman*, Howard University
Imre Leader, University College London
(9360535)

4:30 p.m.
Maximum Jump Numbers of Regular Matrices Classes of Zeros and Ones .
Bo Cheng*, University of the Witwatersrand
(93605176)

5:00 p.m.
A Survey of Configurations in BTDs and Related BIBDs.
Margaret A Francel*, The Citadel
(93605103)

5:30 p.m.
Some constructions of block designs.
Malcolm Greig, Greig Consulting
Dinesh G Sarvate*, University of Charleston
(9360568)

Friday October 9, 1998, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Abelian Groups and Modules, II
Room 112, Calloway Hall Organizers: Ulrich Albrecht, Auburn University albreuf@mail.auburn.edu

2:30 p.m.
Test classes for freeness.
Andreas R. Blass*, University of Michigan
John Irwin, Wayne State University
(9362079)

3:00 p.m.
Cotilting Modules and Bimodules.
Riccardo Colpi, Universita di Padova
Kent R Fuller*, University of Iowa
(9361636)

3:30 p.m.
A class of groups characterized by the ranks of their socles.
Anthony J. Giovannitti*, University of West Georgia
(9362024)

4:00 p.m.
ASolvability and QuasiIsomorphism.
Ulrich F. Albrecht*, Auburn University
(93620149)

Friday October 9, 1998, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Noncommutatuve Algebra, II
Room 119, Calloway Hall Organizers: Ellen Kirkman, Wake Forest University kirkman@mthcsc.wfu.edu
James Kuzmanovich, Wake Forest University kuz@mthcsc.wfu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Quantized primitive ideal spaces as quotients of affine varieties.
Kenneth R. Goodearl*, University of California
Edward S Letzter, Texas A\&M University
(93616147)

3:00 p.m.
Eulerian Derivations.
Daniel R Farkas, Virginia Tech
Christof Geiss, UNAM
Edward L Green*, Virginia Tech
Eduardo N Marcos, Univ. of Sao Paulo
(9361687)

3:30 p.m.
Algebraic structure of the quantum Lorentz group.
Timothy J Hodges*, University of Cincinnati
(93616104)

4:00 p.m.
Canonical Basis and Macdonald Polynomials.
Naihuan Jing*, North Carolina State University
(93617212)

4:30 p.m.
On the KrullSchmidtAzumaya Theorem for Integral Group Rings.
Peter Hindman, University of Georgia
Lee Klingler*, Florida Atlantic University
Charles Odenthal, University of Toledo
(93616200)

5:00 p.m.
Projective Modules over Hereditary Noetherian Prime Rings.
Lawrence Sherwin Levy*, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
J Chris Robson, University of Leeds, England
(93616161)

5:30 p.m.
A family of YetterDrinfeld module algebras for the Taft algebras.
M. Susan Montgomery*, University of Southern California
(9361673)

Friday October 9, 1998, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Recent Results on the Topology of ThreeManifolds, II
Room 3, Calloway Hall Organizers: Hugh Nelson Howards, Wake Forest University howards@wfu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Abelian Subgroup Separability.
Elizabeth S. Allman, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Emily Hamilton*, Emory University
(93657203)

3:00 p.m.
Degenerations of Representations and the Boundary Curve Space of the Whitehead Link.
Alan E Lash, UCSB
Patrick D Shanahan*, Loyola Marymount University
(93657135)

3:30 p.m.
Nonmutant hyperbolic knots with unfaithful double branch covers.
Steven A. Bleiler*, Portland State University
Bell Foozwell, University of Melbourne
Hyam Rubinstein, University of Melbourne
(93657115)

4:00 p.m.
Genus two 3manifolds decompose into handle number one pieces.
Eric D Sedgwick*, Oklahoma State University
(93657211)

4:30 p.m.
The $\lfloor 2\pi\rfloor$Theorem.
Ian Agol*, University of California, Davis
(93657133)

5:00 p.m.
Holonomic parametrizations of knots.
Joan S. Birman*, Barnard College of Columbia University
Nancy C. Wrinkle, Department of Mathematics, Columbia University
(93657168)

5:30 p.m.
Length multiplicities of hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Joseph D Masters*, University of Texas at Austin
(93657134)

Friday October 9, 1998, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Commutative Ring Theory, II
Room 20, Calloway Hall Organizers: David F. Anderson, University of Tennessee, Knoxville anderson@novell.math.utk.edu
Evan Houston, University of North Carolina, Charlotte fma00egh@unccvm.uncc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Commutative rings with zero divisors having no atoms.
Bernadette Mullins*, Youngstown State University
Jim Coykendall, North Dakota State University
(93613169)

3:00 p.m.
Unique factorization rings with zero divisors.
Ahmet G. A\={g}arg\"{u}n, Yildiz \"{U}niversitesi
Daniel D. Anderson*, The University of Iowa
Silvia ValdesLeon, University of Southern Maine
(9361332)

3:30 p.m.
On the elasticities of Krull domains with finite cyclic divisor class group.
Scott T. Chapman*, Trinity University
David F. Anderson, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
(93613127)

4:00 p.m.
Nonunique factorization in monoid domains.
Hwankoo Kim*, Math Department
(93613108)

4:30 p.m.
Elasticity Properties Preserved in the Normset.
Jim B Coykendall*, North Dakota State University
(9361319)

5:00 p.m.
Weakly factorial algebraic orders.
Martine PicavetL'Hermitte*, Laboratoire de Mathematiques Pures, Universite Blaise Pascal, 63177 Aubiere Cedex, France
(9361318)

5:30 p.m.
Splitting multiplicative sets in Dedekind domains.
David F Anderson, Mathematics Department
Jeanam Park*, Mathematics Department
(93613107)

Friday October 9, 1998, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Ergodic Theory, II
Room 102, Guy T. Carswell Hall Organizers: Idris Assani, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill assani@math.unc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Modulated ergodic theorems along sequences of density zero.
Roger L Jones, DePaul University
Michael Lin, BenGurion University
James H Olsen*, North Dakota State University
(9362852)

3:00 p.m.
Factors of Nonsingular Cartesian Products.
Andres del Junco, University of Toronto
Cesar E. Silva*, Williams College
(93628132)

3:30 p.m.
Transformations and Singular Sequences.
Andrew B. Nobel*, Department of Statitics, University of North Carolina
(93660113)

4:00 p.m.
The Krieger therorem for ergodic measure preserving $Z^d$ actions.
E. Arthur Robinson, Jr*, George Washington Univ
Ayse A Sahin, North Dakota State Univ
(9362867)

4:30 p.m.
Almost everywhere convergence and boundedness of Cesàro$\alpha$ ergodic averages.
Francisco J. MartínReyes*, Universidad de Málaga
María Dolores Sarrión Gavilán, Univ. de Málaga
(93628100)

Friday October 9, 1998, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Spectral Theory of Differential Equations and Applications, I
Room 101, Guy T. Carswell Hall Organizers: Dominic Clemence, North Carolina A&T University clemence@ncat.edu
Alexandra Kurepa, North Carolina A&T University kurepa@ncat.edu

2:30 p.m.
Shape Invariants of Weak Dirac Spinors and $C^1$ Immersions.
George I Kamberov*, Washington University
(93635215)

3:00 p.m.
Variational Analysis of the Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation.
J K Shaw*, Virginia Tech University
(9363470)

3:30 p.m.
Second Order Opial Inequalities and Applications.
Richard C. Brown, University of Alabama
Victor Burenkov, University of Wales Cardiff
Steve Clark, University of Missouri Rolla
Don Hinton*, University of Tennessee
(9363493)

4:00 p.m.
The Distribution of Scattering Poles.
Peter D Hislop*, University of Kentucky
(9363563)

4:30 p.m.
TwoParameter Spectral Averaging and Localization for NonMonotoneous Random Schr\"{o}dinger Operators.
Gunter Stolz*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(9368186)

5:00 p.m.
Perturbation Theory for a SturmLiouville Operator.
Don B Hinton, Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee
Suzanne C Melescue*, Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, Arkansas State University
(93634128)

5:30 p.m.
Numerical Determination of Continuous Spectra for the Neumann Laplacian.
John W. Neuberger*, University of North Texas
Robert J Renka, University of North Texas
(9363508)

Friday October 9, 1998, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Modern Methods in Set Theory and General Topology, II
Room 10, Calloway Hall Organizers: Winfried Just, Ohio University just@bing.math.ohiou.edu
Paul Szeptycki, Ohio University szeptyck@bing.math.ohiou.edu

2:30 p.m.
Resolutions as a categorical property and as a mapping property.
Stephen Watson*, York University
(93654223)

3:00 p.m.
Special sets of reals.
Tomek Bartoszynski*, Boise State University
(93604227)

3:30 p.m.
A countably compact space $X$ such that $X^\omega$ is strongly collectionwise normal and $X^2$ is not pseudocompact.
Oleg I Pavlov*, Ohio University
(9365429)

4:00 p.m.
Small Filters.
Claude Laflamme*, University of Calgary
(93604195)

4:30 p.m.
The topology of elementary submodels. Preliminary report.
Franklin D Tall*, University of Toronto
(9365450)

5:00 p.m.
Three reflection properties for cardinal functions.
Richard E Hodel, Duke University
Jerry E Vaughan*, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(93654196)

Friday October 9, 1998, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Topology in Dynamics, II
Room 17, Calloway Hall Organizers: Marcy Barge, Montana State UniversityBozeman barge@math.montana.edu
Krystyna M. Kuperberg, Auburn University kuperkm@mail.auburn.edu

2:30 p.m.
When Do New Chain Recurrent Points Imply a Tangency?
Kathleen Alligood*, George Mason University
(93658206)

3:00 p.m.
Explosions at Homoclinic Tangency.
Evelyn Sander*, George Mason University
(93658199)

3:30 p.m.
Rational attractors and irrational continua for maps in the Lozi family .
Chris Cleveland*, Adjunct Instructor
(93658145)

4:00 p.m.
Dynamics forced by Homoclinic Tangles .
Pieter Collins*, University of California, Berkeley
(93658157)

4:30 p.m.
The Horseshoe: Pruning and Homoclinic Families.
Andr\'e S. de Carvalho*, SUNY at Stony Brook
Toby Hall, Univ. of Liverpool, UK
(93658117)

5:00 p.m.
Isotopy stable dynamics relative to compact invariant sets.
Philip L Boyland*, Mathematics/Univ. Florida
(9365810)

Friday October 9, 1998, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Operator Theory and Holomorphic Spaces, II
Room 208, Guy T. Carswell Hall Organizers: Tavan T. Trent, University of Alabama ttrent@gp.as.ua.edu
Zhijian Wu, University of Alabama zwu@ua1vm.ua.edu

2:30 p.m.
Ext over the bidisk algebra.
Sarah H Ferguson*, Wayne State University
(93647193)

3:00 p.m.
Disjoint invariant subspaces for cyclic subnormal operators.
James E Thomson*, Virginia Tech
Robert F Olin, Virginia Tech
(9364742)

3:30 p.m.
Noncyclic cellular indecomposable subnormal operators.
Robert F Olin*, Virginia Tech
(93647207)

4:00 p.m.
Semicommutators and commutators of Toeplitz operators.
Dechao Zheng*, Vanderbilt University
(9364785)

4:30 p.m.
Solving Poisson's equation with interior conditions.
John E. McCarthy*, Washington University
Elena Yu. Backhaus, U.C.Berkeley
Joel Fajans, U.C. Berkeley
(9367834)

5:00 p.m.
Weakly compact composition operators on VMO .
Joseph A. Cima*, UNC
Alec L. Matheson, Lamar University
(9363051)

5:30 p.m.
A commutant lifting theorem on the polydisc.
Joe E. Ball, Virginia Institute of Technology
Wing Suet Li*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dan Timotin, Romanian Academy of Science
Tavan Trent, University of Alabama
(93647229)
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