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2000 Western Section Meeting
Santa Barbara, CA, March 1112, 2000
Meeting #951
Associate secretaries:
Bernard Russo, AMS
brusso@math.uci.edu
Special Session on History of Mathematics

Saturday March 11, 2000, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on History of Mathematics, I
Room 2127, Girvetz Hall
Organizers:
James Tattersall, Providence College tat@providence.edu

9:00 a.m.
Mathematics at West Point during the Twentieth Century: Courses, Textbooks, Content, Faculty, Students, and Influences.
David C Arney*, United States Military Academy
(9510116)

9:30 a.m.
Learn from the Students! A senior seminar in the history of mathematics.
Betty Mayfield*, Hood College
(9510160)

10:00 a.m.
The Development of the Riemann ZetaFunction.
Jennifer Beineke*, Trinity College
(9510182)

10:30 a.m.
Extending Euler: A littleknown episode in the prehistory of quaternions.
Adrian C Rice*, RandolphMacon College
(9510140)

Saturday March 11, 2000, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on History of Mathematics, II
Room 2127, Girvetz Hall
Organizers:
James Tattersall, Providence College tat@providence.edu

3:00 p.m.
The Remarkable History of Logarithms.
Robert g Stein*, Cal State San Bernardino
(95101112)

3:30 p.m.
Topological Methods for Quasilinear BVP.
Victor L. Shapiro*, University of California, Riverside
(9513535)

4:00 p.m.
Surface Area.
Harriet M Lord*, Cal Poly Pomona
(9510193)

Sunday March 12, 2000, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on History of Mathematics, III
Room 2127, Girvetz Hall
Organizers:
James Tattersall, Providence College tat@providence.edu

9:00 a.m.
Maria Gaetana Agnesi (17181799): A commemorative on the 200th anniversary of her death. A Lasting Contribution from the First Surviving Mathematical Work Written by a Woman.
S. I. B. Gray*, California State University Los Angeles
(9510105)

9:30 a.m.
The Conics of Gilles Personne de Roberval.
Barnabas B Hughes*, California State University, Northridge
(9510133)

10:00 a.m.
Fair representation, apportionment and proportional representation: Charles L. Dodgson's approach.
Francine F Abeles*, Kean University
(9510197)

10:30 a.m.
The Remarkable Gerbert.
James J Tattersall*, Providence College
(9510157)
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