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2000 Fall Western Section Meeting
San Francisco, CA, October 21-22, 2000
Meeting #958

Associate secretaries:
Bernard Russo, AMS brusso@math.uci.edu

Special Session on History of Mathematics

  • Saturday October 21, 2000, 8:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on History of Mathematics, I

    Room 317, HSS Building
    Organizers:
    Shawnee McMurran, California State University San Bernardino mcmurran@prodigy.net
    James J. Tattersall, Providence College tat@providence.edu

    • 8:30 a.m.
      Solving Victorian Math Problems: A Senior Project.
      Shawnee L McMurran*, California State University San Bernardino
      (958-01-257)
    • 9:00 a.m.
      Arabic Algebra Before (?) al-Khwarizmi.
      Barnabas Hughes*, California State Univesity, Northridge
      (958-01-48)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Mina Rees and Her Influence on Mathematical Research.
      Amy E Shell*, United States Military Academy
      (958-01-117)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      The evolutionary origins of mathematical ability: Preliminary Report.
      Keith Devlin*, St Mary's College of California
      (958-01-84)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      The functional equation of the Riemann zeta function.
      Jennifer E Beineke*, Trinity College
      (958-01-241)
  • Saturday October 21, 2000, 3:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m.
    Special Session on History of Mathematics, II

    Room 317, HSS Building
    Organizers:
    Shawnee McMurran, California State University San Bernardino mcmurran@prodigy.net
    James J. Tattersall, Providence College tat@providence.edu

    • 3:00 p.m.
      Nineteenth-century Developments in Geometric Probability: J.J. Sylvester, M. Crofton, J.-E. Barbier, and J. Bertrand.
      Eugene Seneta, University of Sydney
      Karen V. Parshall*, University of Virginia
      Francois Jongmans, University of Liege
      (958-01-97)
    • 3:30 p.m.
      G.H. Hardy, the London Mathematical Society, and the rise of British pure mathematical research in the first half of the 20th century.
      Adrian C Rice*, Randolph-Macon College
      (958-01-133)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Statistics in the U.S. Comes of Age: A Case Study in American Influence Abroad, Preliminary report.
      Patti W Hunter*, Westmont College
      (958-01-130)
    • 4:30 p.m.
      Mathematics and Politics: Shaping the Mathematical Landscape in Post-Unification Italy.
      Laura Martini*, University of Virginia
      (958-01-98)
    • 5:00 p.m.
      Quadric, cubic, and quartic cones.
      Anatoly B. Korchagin*, Texas Tech University
      (958-01-34)
  • Sunday October 22, 2000, 8:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on History of Mathematics, III

    Room 317, HSS Building
    Organizers:
    Shawnee McMurran, California State University San Bernardino mcmurran@prodigy.net
    James J. Tattersall, Providence College tat@providence.edu

    • 8:30 a.m.
      The Josephus Problem Revisited.
      James J Tattersall*, Providence College
      (958-01-128)
    • 9:00 a.m.
      Gerbert: A Guy in the Right Place at the Right Time.
      Betty Mayfield*, Hood College
      (958-01-124)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      The Collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.
      Kristen S Moore*, University of Michigan
      (958-01-281)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      Symbolical Algebra as a Foundation for Calculus: D. F. Gregory's Contributions.
      Patricia R. Allaire, CUNY Queensborough
      Robert E. Bradley*, Adelphi University
      (958-01-45)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Geometry Civilized and Churches Astronomized.
      John L Heilbron*, University of California, Berkeley
      (958-01-258)
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