AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Day
Current as of Tuesday, April 12, 2005 15:10:11
2000 Southeastern Section Meeting
Lafayette, LA, April 1416, 2000
Meeting #954
Associate secretaries: John L Bryant, AMS bryant@math.fsu.edu
Saturday April 15, 2000

Saturday April 15, 2000, 7:30 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Room 315, Griffin Hall 
Saturday April 15, 2000, 7:30 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Room 315, Griffin Hall 
Saturday April 15, 2000, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Rings and Their Generalizations, II
Room 318, Griffin Hall
Organizers:
Gary F. Birkenmeier, University of Louisiana at Lafayette gfb1127@usl.edu
Henry E. Heatherly, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

8:30 a.m.
Equations over modules.
John Dauns*, Tulane University
(9541668) 
9:00 a.m.
Some results about projection idempotents in endomorphism nearrings.
Gary L Peterson*, James Madison University
(95416120) 
9:30 a.m.
Generalized Triangular Matrix Rings and the Fully Invariant Extending Property.
Gary F Birkenmeier, Department of Mathematics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Jae Keol Park*, Department of Mathematics, Busan National University
S. Tariq Rizvi, Department of Mathematics, Ohio State University at Lima
(95416169) 
10:00 a.m.
Forcing Linearity Number of a Module.
Carlton J Maxson*, Texas A&M University
(9541641) 
10:30 a.m.
Rings, nearrings, and dynamical systems.
Gunter F Pilz*, Univ. of Linz, Austria
(9541675)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday April 15, 2000, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Models in the Biological and Physical Sciences, II
Room 401, Griffin Hall
Organizers:
Azmy S. Ackleh, University of Louisiana at Lafayette ackleh@usl.edu
Lan Ke, University of Louisiana at Lafayette ke@usl.edu
Robert D. Sidman, University of Louisiana at Lafayette rds7637@usl.edu

8:30 a.m.
Approximation Theory for Parameter Identification in Nonlinear Nonlocal Evolution Equations.
Azmy S Ackleh*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Sergiu Aizicovici, Ohio University
Simeon Reich, The TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology
(95465126) 
9:00 a.m.
Spectral Collocation Approximations for Optimal Control Problems.
Fariba Fahroo*, Naval Postgraduate School
Isaac M Ross, Naval Postgraduate School
(95449127) 
9:30 a.m.
Optimal Location of Sensors and Actuators for Control of Distributed Parameter Systems.
Michael A Demetriou*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(95449117) 
10:00 a.m.
Set valued pseudomonotone operators and some applications.
Kenneth L Kuttler*, Brigham Young University
(9543558) 
10:30 a.m.
A Regularized Long WaveKP Model.
Michael M Tom*, Louisiana State University
(95435105)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday April 15, 2000, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Differential Equations and Their Applications, II
Room 205, Griffin Hall
Organizers:
C. Y. Chan, University of Louisiana at Lafayette chan@usl.edu
Keng Deng, University of Louisiana at Lafayette kxd5858@usl.edu
A. S. Vatsala, University of Louisiana at Lafayette vatsala@usl.edu

8:30 a.m.
A Singular Perturbation Problem of Carrier and Pearson.
Walter G Kelley*, University of Oklahoma
(9543408) 
9:00 a.m.
Existence theory for a class of abstract nonlinear nonlocal integrodifferential equations in Banach spaces.
Mark A McKibben*, Goucher College
(9543407) 
9:30 a.m.
Generalized Quasilinearization Applied to First Order Difference Equations.
Donna S Stutson*, Xavier University in Louisiana
(95434178) 
10:00 a.m.
Stability analysis of nonlinear differential equations in abstract spaces under Markovian structural perturbations.
G. S. Ladde*, University of Texas at Arlington
(9543422) 
10:30 a.m.
A Class of Singular Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems.
John V Baxley*, Wake Forest University
Kristina P Sorrells, Wake Forest University
(95434205)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday April 15, 2000, 8:30 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Special Session on Scientific Computing, II
Room 402, Griffin Hall
Organizers:
R. Baker Kearfott, University of Louisiana at Lafayette rbk@usl.edu
Qin Sheng, University of Louisiana at Lafayette sheng@usl.edu
Christo Christov, University of Louisiana at Lafayette christov@usl.edu

8:30 a.m.
Parallel Implementations of GlobSol  A Globle Optimization Software Package.
Chenyi Hu*, Univ. of HoustonDowntown
Baker R Kearfott, University of Louisiana
(95468171) 
9:00 a.m.
Efficient Verification of the Topological Index of Real Solutions to Algebraic Systems.
Jianwei Dian, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Baker Kearfott*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(9546570) 
9:30 a.m.
Properties, Decompositions and Applications of Generalized Reflexive Matrices.
HsinChu Chen*, Clark Atlanta University
(95415100) 
10:00 a.m.
The Calculus, TELSTAR, ROCKLAND, and the Continuing mRL(e)**2 Neglect on Computational Processing.
Odessa K. Burgees*, C.F.C.T.E. Foundation
(9540135)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday April 15, 2000, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Quantum Topology, II
Room 321, Griffin Hall
Organizers:
Patrick M. Gilmer, Louisiana State University gilmer@marais.math.lsu.edu

8:30 a.m.
Braid conjugation in handlebodies, knot complements and 3manifolds.
Sofia Lambropoulou*, Mathematisches Institut, Goettingen Universitaet
(95457198) 
9:30 a.m.
Strong Shift Equivalence and Diffeomorphisms.
Jack Wagoner*, UC Berkeley
(9548163) 
10:30 a.m.
Knots, Links and Symbolic Dynamical Systems.
Daniel S Silver*, University of South Alabama
Susan G Williams, University of South Alabama
(95457168)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday April 15, 2000, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Continuum Theory, II
Room 301, Griffin Hall
Organizers:
Thelma R. West, University of Louisiana at Lafayette trw7348@usl.edu

8:30 a.m.
AANR spaces and absolute retracts for treelike continua.
Janusz R. Prajs*, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Janusz J. Charatonik, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico
(95454113) 
9:00 a.m.
Continua whose homeomorphism groups are generated by small neighborhoods of the identity.
Wayne Lewis*, Texas Tech University
(9545457) 
9:30 a.m.
On the nonexistence of almost continuous surjections between certain continua.
Sam B Nadler, Jr.*, West Virginia University
(95454104) 
10:00 a.m.
An aspect of homogeneous spaces.
James T Rogers, Jr.*, Tulane University
(95454110) 
10:30 a.m.
A classification of brain tumors and solids by trees.
Taeil Yi*, university of florida at gainesville, fl
Matthew Harvey, University of florida at gainesville
(95451195)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday April 15, 2000, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Fluid Dynamics, II
Room 404, Griffin Hall
Organizers:
Michael Renardy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute \& State University renardym@calvin.math.vt.edu

8:30 a.m.
On a stochastic hyerbolic system.
Jong U Kim*, Virginia Tech
(9543548) 
9:00 a.m.
Dynamics of 2D BuoyantConvective Flow in a Vertically Stratified Slot in the Presence of Gravity Modulations.
Christo I Christov*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
George M Homsy, Stanford University
(9547649) 
9:30 a.m.
Instabilities and SpatioTemporal Chaos of Hexagon Patterns with Rotation.
Hermann Riecke*, Northwestern University
Blas Echebarria, Northwestern University
Vadim Moroz, Northwestern University
Filip Sain, Northwestern University
(9547690) 
10:00 a.m.
ThreeDimensional Waves on Water with Large Surface Tension.
ShuMing Sun*, Virginia Tech
(95476167) 
10:30 a.m.
Vacuum States and Global Stability of Rarefaction Waves for Compressible Flow.
GuiQiang G Chen*, Northwestern University
(95476177)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday April 15, 2000, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Graph Theory, II
Room 215, Griffin Hall
Organizers:
Robin Thomas, Georgia Institute of Technology thomas@math.gatech.edu
Dhruv Mubayi, Georgia Institute of Technology mubayi@math.gatech.edu

8:30 a.m.
Partitioning Vertices of a Tournament into Independent Cycles.
Guantao Chen, Georgia State University
Ronald J Gould*, Emory University
Li Hao, Universite ParisSud
(9540529) 
9:00 a.m.
Long cycles in 3connected graphs.
Xingxing Yu*, Georgia Tech
Guantao Chen, Georgia State Univ.
(95405158) 
9:30 a.m.
Packing cycles in graphs.
Guoli Ding*, LSU
Wenan Zang, HongKang
(95405154) 
10:00 a.m.
Recent Progress on Computing the Crossing Number of $C_m\times C_n$.
Jay Adamsson, Ottawa, Ontario
R. Bruce Richter*, University of Waterloo
(95405155) 
10:30 a.m.
Antidirected Hamiltonian Paths Between Specified Vertices of a Tournament.
Pavol Hell*, Simon Fraser University
Moshe Rosenfeld, Pacific Lutheran University
(95405102)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday April 15, 2000, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
Generalizing the FourColor Theorem.
Room 147, Griffin Hall
Robin Thomas*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(9540505) 
Saturday April 15, 2000, 1:25 p.m.2:15 p.m.
Invited Address
The spectral problem for linear stability of viscoelastic shear flows.
Room 147, Griffin Hall
Michael Renardy*, Virginia Polytech Institute and State University
(9547632) 
Saturday April 15, 2000, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Rings and Their Generalizations, III
Room 318, Griffin Hall
Organizers:
Gary F. Birkenmeier, University of Louisiana at Lafayette gfb1127@usl.edu
Henry E. Heatherly, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

2:30 p.m.
Matrix NearRings.
Kirby C Smith*, Texas A&M University
(9541677) 
3:00 p.m.
Polynomial rings and approximations of Koethe's problem.
Edmund R Puczylowski*, University of Warsaw
(9541686) 
3:30 p.m.
Two Dimensional Nilpotent Topological Nearrings.
Kenneth D. Magill, Jr.*, SUNY at Buffalo
(9541630) 
4:00 p.m.
Semiprime pmrings  Preliminary Report.
Efraim P. Armendariz*, University of Texas at Austin
(9541688) 
4:30 p.m.
Polynomial functions on $\Omega$groups.
Erhard Aichinger*, Johannes Kepler University Linz Austria
(9541666) 
5:00 p.m.
Endomorphism Rings of Modules.
Ulrich F Albrecht*, Auburn Univresity
(9541836) 
5:30 p.m.
Baertype Conditions on Polynomials and Formal Power Series.
FengKuo Huang*, Department of Mathematics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Gary F Birkenmeier, Department of Mathematics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(95416137)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday April 15, 2000, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Models in the Biological and Physical Sciences, III
Room 401, Griffin Hall
Organizers:
Azmy S. Ackleh, University of Louisiana at Lafayette ackleh@usl.edu
Lan Ke, University of Louisiana at Lafayette ke@usl.edu
Robert D. Sidman, University of Louisiana at Lafayette rds7637@usl.edu

2:30 p.m.
Nonlinear waves in systems with surface energy.
Mikhail M Shvartsman*, University of St. Thomas
(95435101) 
3:00 p.m.
Symmetry Analysis of a Higher Order Diffusion Equation.
Danny Arrigo*, University of Central Arkansas
(95435136) 
3:30 p.m.
Modeling Bird Population in Southern Oklahoma.
Robert R Ferdinand*, East Central University, Ada, OK, U.S.A.
Michael D Bay, East Central University, Ada, OK, U.S.A.
(9543550) 
4:00 p.m.
Combining Techniques to Model the Human Brain: From Mathematics to Magnets and Back Again.
Diana J. Vincent*, Medical University of South Carolina
(95492174) 
4:30 p.m.
A strategy for analyzing coregistered EEG electroencephalographic) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) data.
Robert D Sidman*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
C.H. Chu, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Marie Erie, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(9549261) 
5:00 p.m.
Mathematical Models of Respiratory Function.
Sanjukta Hota*, Assistant Professor, Fisk University, Nashville, TN
(9549252)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday April 15, 2000, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Differential Equations and Their Applications, III
Room 205, Griffin Hall
Organizers:
C. Y. Chan, University of Louisiana at Lafayette chan@usl.edu
Keng Deng, University of Louisiana at Lafayette kxd5858@usl.edu
A. S. Vatsala, University of Louisiana at Lafayette vatsala@usl.edu

2:30 p.m.
On The Generalization of the Courant Nodal Domain Theorem.
Stephen B Robinson*, Wake Forest University
Pavel Drabek, University of West Bohemia
(95435194) 
3:00 p.m.
Location of quenching points for degenerate semilinear parabolic equations.
Chiuyeung Chan, Department of Mathematics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Honhung Terence Liu*, Department of Applied Mathematics, Tatung University
(95435108) 
3:30 p.m.
Complete Blowup of Solutions for Degenerate Semilinear Parabolic Equations.
C. Y. Chan, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
W. Y. Chan*, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
(9543576) 
4:00 p.m.
Blowup of the solution for a degenerate semilinear parabolic problem due to a concentrated source.
C. Y. Chan, Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette
Haiyan Tian*, Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette
(95435132) 
4:30 p.m.
Finite time extinction in nonlinear diffusion models with absorption and convection.
Jeffrey R Anderson*, Winona State University
(9543587) 
5:00 p.m.
BlowUp of Solutions of Some Semilinear Hyperbolic Systems and Parabolic Systems.
Jianmin K Zhu*, Fort Valley State University
(95435107) 
5:30 p.m.
Blowup versus quenching.
Keng Deng, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
ChengLin Zhao*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(95435191)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday April 15, 2000, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Scientific Computing, III
Room 402, Griffin Hall
Organizers:
R. Baker Kearfott, University of Louisiana at Lafayette rbk@usl.edu
Qin Sheng, University of Louisiana at Lafayette sheng@usl.edu
Christo Christov, University of Louisiana at Lafayette christov@usl.edu

2:30 p.m.
A parallel Monte Carlo method for computing physical measures.
Jiu Ding*, University of Southern Mississippi
Zizhong Wang, University of Southern Mississippi
(9546524) 
3:00 p.m.
Singular Integral Equations and their Numerical Analysis.
Xuefeng Li*, Mathematics and Computer Science, Loyola University
(95465121) 
3:30 p.m.
A Moving Grid Approach to Degenerate Semilinear Parabolic Equations with Singular Source Terms.
Qin Sheng, University of Louisiana
Hong Cheng*, University of Louisiana
(9546542) 
4:00 p.m.
Slope Sets and Generalized Gradients.
Baker Kearfott, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Humberto Munoz*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(9546534) 
4:30 p.m.
On the penalty finite element approximations of the powerlaw Stokes flows.
Dongming Wei*, University of New Orleans
(95476164)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday April 15, 2000, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Quantum Topology, III
Room 321, Griffin Hall
Organizers:
Patrick M. Gilmer, Louisiana State University gilmer@marais.math.lsu.edu

2:30 p.m.
The Torelli Group at Roots of Unity.
Thomas Kerler*, The Ohio State University
(95457141) 
3:00 p.m.
A new theory of "finite type" invariants for 3manifolds.
Jerome P Levine*, Brandeis University
(95457133) 
3:30 p.m.
The YangMills Measure in the Kauffman bracket skein module.
Doug Bullock, Boise State University
Charlie Frohman*, University of Iowa
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska, Boise State University
(95457118) 
4:30 p.m.
An analytic definition of the YangMills measure.
Douglas Bullock, Boise State University
Charlie Frohman, Boise State University
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska*, Boise State University
(95457119) 
5:30 p.m.
On the Homflypt skein module of $S^1 \times S^2$.
Jianyuan Zhong*, Louisiana State University
Patrick M Gilmer, Louisiana State University
(9545778)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday April 15, 2000, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Continuum Theory, III
Room 301, Griffin Hall
Organizers:
Thelma R. West, University of Louisiana at Lafayette trw7348@usl.edu

2:30 p.m.
A continuum Z such that the hyperspace C(Z) is not gcontractible.
Alejandro Illanes*, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
(95454109) 
3:00 p.m.
The generic homeomorphism is complicated, but not chaotic.
Ethan Akin, City College
Michael G Hurley, Case Western Reserve University
Judy A Kennedy*, University of Delaware
(95454103) 
3:30 p.m.
A continuous decomposition of the plane into nondegenerate acyclic continua each of which contains an arc.
Carl R Seaquist*, Texas Tech University
(95454153) 
4:00 p.m.
Components and Quasicomponents in Subspaces of Continua.
Bobby E Wilder, Berry College
Eric L McDowell*, Berry College
(95454170) 
4:30 p.m.
Peano Mappings.
Raul Escobedo*, Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Mexico
(95454176) 
5:00 p.m.
Irreducible continua of type $\lambda$ with almost unique hyperspace.
Gerardo Acosta*, Universidad Nacional Aut\'onoma de M\'exico
(9540646) 
5:30 p.m.
Retractions between hyperspaces.
Sergio Mac\'{\i}as*, Instituto de Matem\'aticas, U. N. A. M.
(9545425)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday April 15, 2000, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Fluid Dynamics, III
Room 404, Griffin Hall
Organizers:
Michael Renardy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute \& State University renardym@calvin.math.vt.edu

2:30 p.m.
Traveling Waves in Thin Film Flow.
Michael Shearer*, NC State University
(95435184) 
3:00 p.m.
Two problems for the NavierStokes equations having moving boundaries.
Max D Gunzburger*, Iowa State University
(95476185) 
3:30 p.m.
Scalar Intermittency in Shear Models and the Rigorous Calculation of a PDF Tail.
Richard M McLaughlin*, UNC Chapel Hill
Jared C Bronski, University of Illinois
(95476187) 
4:00 p.m.
Proving Existence of Transonic Shocks Using Free Boundary Problems Technique s.
Suncica Canic*, University of Houston
Barbara L Keyfitz, University of Houston
Gary Lieberman, Iowa State University
(95435188) 
4:30 p.m.
Flows of liquid crystalline polymers.
Greg Forest*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(95476200)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday April 15, 2000, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Lfunctions, Periods, and Arithmetic, I
Room 405, Griffin Hall
Organizers:
Fernando Rodriguez Villegas, University of Texas at Austin villegas@fireant.ma.utexas.edu
Jeff Vaaler, University of Texas at Austin vaaler@math.utexas.edu

2:30 p.m.
Mahler's measure of Apolynomials and special values of Dirichlet Lfunctions.
David W Boyd*, University of British Columbia
(95411199) 
3:00 p.m.
The analytic non classnumber formula.
Robert V Perlis*, NSF and LSU
(9541113) 
3:30 p.m.
Jacobi Sums.
Paul B van Wamelen*, Louisiana State University
(9541120) 
4:00 p.m.
On the tame kernel of number fields.
Jurgen H Hurrelbrink*, Louisiana State University
(9541128) 
4:30 p.m.
Stark's Conjecture over Complex Cubic Number Fields.
David S Dummit, University of Vermont
Brett A Tangedal*, University of Charleston
(9541137)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday April 15, 2000, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Graph Theory, III
Room 215, Griffin Hall
Organizers:
Robin Thomas, Georgia Institute of Technology thomas@math.gatech.edu
Dhruv Mubayi, Georgia Institute of Technology mubayi@math.gatech.edu

2:30 p.m.
Isoperimetric numbers of infinite planar graphs: I.
Serge Lawrencenko, Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University
Michael D. Plummer*, Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University
Xiaoya Zha, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Middle Tennessee State University
(95405114) 
3:00 p.m.
Isoperimetric numbers of infinite planar graphs: II.
Serge Lawrencenko, Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University
Michael D. Plummer, Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University
Xiaoya Zha*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Middle Tennessee State University
(95405116) 
3:30 p.m.
Independent Sets In TriangleFree Cubic Planar Graphs.
Christopher Carl Heckman*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Robin Thomas, Georgia Institute of Technology
(95405129) 
4:00 p.m.
Excluding any graph as a minor allows a low treewidth 2coloring.
Dirk Vertigan*, Louisiana State University
(95405162) 
4:30 p.m.
Large 4connected nonplanar graphs.
Guoli Ding, Louisiana State University
Bogdan Oporowski*, Louisiana State University
Robin Thomas, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dirk Vertigan, Louisiana State University
(95405173) 
5:00 p.m.
On removable circuits in graphs and matroids.
Manoel Lemos, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
James Oxley*, Louisiana State University
(95405161) 
5:30 p.m.
Connected $(g, f)$factors.
Mark N. Ellingham*, Vanderbilt University
Yunsun Nam, Ewha Woman's University
HeinzJ\"urgen Voss, Technical University Dresden
(95405123)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday April 15, 2000, 2:30 p.m.3:25 p.m.
Session for Contributed Papers
Room 403, Griffin Hall

2:30 p.m.
Regular filter spaces.
N. Rath*, Arkansas Tech University
(9545414) 
2:45 p.m.
Regularization of an Integral Equation with Delta Function Solutions.
William L Perry*, Texas A&M University
(9544521) 
3:00 p.m.
A NonStrongly Normal Regular Digital Picture Space.
Michael S McClendon*, University of Louisiana
(9545464)

2:30 p.m.