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AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Special Session

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2002 Fall Eastern Section Meeting
Boston, MA, October 5-6, 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, Randolph-Macon College arice4@rmc.edu
    Amy E. Shell-Gellasch, U. S. Military Academy aa7423@usma.edu

    • 9:00 a.m.
      Brought to book: The curious story of Guglielmo Libri.
      Adrian Rice*, Randolph-Macon College
      (979-01-15)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      200 Years of West Point Mathematics: Profiles of Mathematical Soldiers and Trailblazers.
      Chris Arney*, College of Saint Rose
      (979-01-12)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      A Medieval Islamic Perspective on Indian Mathematics.
      Kim Plofker*, Brown University
      (979-01-213)
    • 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
      (979-01-109)
  • 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, Randolph-Macon College arice4@rmc.edu
    Amy E. Shell-Gellasch, U. S. Military Academy aa7423@usma.edu

    • 2:30 p.m.
      The Nodding Sphere and the Bird's Beak: a Vignette from the Euler-d'Alembert Correspondence.
      Robert E Bradley*, Adelphi University
      (979-01-218)
    • 3:00 p.m.
      Some connections within Euler's early mathematics.
      C Edward Sandifer*, Western Connecticut State U
      (979-01-106)
    • 3:30 p.m.
      Leonhard Euler, Frederick II and the scientific imperative of the Berlin Academy.
      John D. Glaus*, The Euler Society
      (979-01-25)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Bad Logic, Bad Mathematics: Milton's Justification of the Ways of Number to Man.
      Thomas Drucker*, University of Wisconsin--Whitewater
      (979-01-21)
    • 4:30 p.m.
      Mathematics in the thought of Nicholas Cusanus.
      Hardy Grant*, York University, Toronto
      (979-01-105)
  • 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, Randolph-Macon College arice4@rmc.edu
    Amy E. Shell-Gellasch, 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
      (979-01-115)
    • 9:00 a.m.
      A Jacobian School in Mathematics?
      Tom Archibald*, Acadia University
      (979-01-54)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Kinematic space in special relativity.
      Paul R Wolfson*, West Chester University of PA
      (979-01-38)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      The Evolution of American Geometry Education, 1750-1950.
      Amy Ackerberg-Hastings*, Rockville, MD
      (979-01-09)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Old Books and Hidden Gems.
      Amy Shell-Gellasch*, United States Military Academy
      (979-01-11)
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