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2002 Fall Eastern Section Meeting
Boston, MA, October 56, 2002
Meeting #979
Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS
lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Special Session on The History of Mathematics

Saturday October 5, 2002, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on The History of Mathematics, I
Room 333, Curry Student Center
Organizers:
Adrian C. Rice, RandolphMacon College arice4@rmc.edu
Amy E. ShellGellasch, U. S. Military Academy aa7423@usma.edu

9:00 a.m.
Brought to book: The curious story of Guglielmo Libri.
Adrian Rice*, RandolphMacon College
(9790115)

9:30 a.m.
200 Years of West Point Mathematics: Profiles of Mathematical Soldiers and Trailblazers.
Chris Arney*, College of Saint Rose
(9790112)

10:00 a.m.
A Medieval Islamic Perspective on Indian Mathematics.
Kim Plofker*, Brown University
(97901213)

10:30 a.m.
Analysis, Synthesis, and Trigonometry: From Pure Geometry to the Exact Sciences in Greece and Medieval Islam.
Glen R Van Brummelen*, Bennington College
(97901109)

Saturday October 5, 2002, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on The History of Mathematics, II
Room 333, Curry Student Center
Organizers:
Adrian C. Rice, RandolphMacon College arice4@rmc.edu
Amy E. ShellGellasch, U. S. Military Academy aa7423@usma.edu

2:30 p.m.
The Nodding Sphere and the Bird's Beak: a Vignette from the Eulerd'Alembert Correspondence.
Robert E Bradley*, Adelphi University
(97901218)

3:00 p.m.
Some connections within Euler's early mathematics.
C Edward Sandifer*, Western Connecticut State U
(97901106)

3:30 p.m.
Leonhard Euler, Frederick II and the scientific imperative of the Berlin Academy.
John D. Glaus*, The Euler Society
(9790125)

4:00 p.m.
Bad Logic, Bad Mathematics: Milton's Justification of the Ways of Number to Man.
Thomas Drucker*, University of WisconsinWhitewater
(9790121)

4:30 p.m.
Mathematics in the thought of Nicholas Cusanus.
Hardy Grant*, York University, Toronto
(97901105)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on The History of Mathematics, III
Room 333, Curry Student Center
Organizers:
Adrian C. Rice, RandolphMacon College arice4@rmc.edu
Amy E. ShellGellasch, U. S. Military Academy aa7423@usma.edu

8:30 a.m.
Taylor's Theorem: A historical link between discrete and continuous mathematics.
Dick Jardine*, Keene State College
(97901115)

9:00 a.m.
A Jacobian School in Mathematics?
Tom Archibald*, Acadia University
(9790154)

9:30 a.m.
Kinematic space in special relativity.
Paul R Wolfson*, West Chester University of PA
(9790138)

10:00 a.m.
The Evolution of American Geometry Education, 17501950.
Amy AckerbergHastings*, Rockville, MD
(9790109)

10:30 a.m.
Old Books and Hidden Gems.
Amy ShellGellasch*, United States Military Academy
(9790111)
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