AMS Sectional Meeting Full Program
Current as of Tuesday, April 12, 2005 15:21:30
2001 Fall Southeastern Section Meeting
Chattanooga, TN, October 56, 2001
Meeting #970
Associate secretaries: John L Bryant, AMS bryant@math.fsu.edu
Friday October 5, 2001

Friday October 5, 2001, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Book Sale and Exhibit
Rooms 153 and 155, Metro Complex 
Friday October 5, 2001, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Rooms 153 and 155, Metro Complex 
Friday October 5, 2001, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Commutative Ring Theory, I
Sequoyah Room (#203), University Center
Organizers:
David F. Anderson, University of Tennessee, Knoxville anderson@math.utk.edu
David E. Dobbs, University of Tennessee, Knoxville dobbs@math.utk.edu

8:00 a.m.
Singulars and Specker Domains: Preliminary Report.
Warren Wm McGovern*, Bowling Green State University
(97013148) 
8:30 a.m.
On decomposing ideals into products of comaximal ideals.
James W Brewer*, Florida Atlantic University
William Heinzer, Purdue University
(9701335) 
9:00 a.m.
Boolean algebras and von Neumann regular rings.
David F Anderson, University of Tennessee
Ron Levy, George Mason Univerity
Jay Shapiro*, George Mason University
(9701374) 
9:30 a.m.
An IdealBased ZeroDivisor Graph.
Shane P Redmond*, Southeastern Louisiana U.
(9701364) 
10:00 a.m.
1split rings.
Gabriel Picavet*, University of Clermont II, France
(9701333) 
10:30 a.m.
Rings whose elements are a sum of a unit and an idempotent.
D. D. Anderson*, The University of Iowa
V. P. Camillo, The University of Iowa
(9701331)

8:00 a.m.

Friday October 5, 2001, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on New Directions in Combinatorics and Graph Theory, I
Ocoee Room (#204), University Center
Organizers:
Teresa Haynes, East Tennessee State University haynes@etsu.edu
Debra J. Knisley, East Tennessee State University knisleyd@etsu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Amalgamations of graphs.
Chris A Rodger*, Auburn University
(9700543) 
9:30 a.m.
Colored and chromatic distance.
Peter J. Slater*, University of Alabama in Huntsville
(97005218) 
10:00 a.m.
Listmulticoloring problems with different kinds of lists.
Peter D. Johnson, Jr.*, Auburn University
(9700555) 
10:30 a.m.
Graphs with small upper linedistinguishing and upper harmonious chromatic numbers.
Johannes H Hattingh*, Georgia State University
Michael A Henning, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg
Elna Ungerer, Rand Afrikaans University
(9700587)

9:00 a.m.

Friday October 5, 2001, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Real Analysis, I
Fort Wood Room (#206), University Center
Organizers:
Paul D. Humke, Saint Olaf College humke@stolaf.edu
Harry I. Miller, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga harrymiller@utc.edu
Clifford E. Weil, Michigan State University

8:30 a.m.
Application of covering sets.
Kandasamy Muthuvel*, University of WisconsinOshkosh
(9702677) 
9:00 a.m.
On the visibility of invisible sets.
Marianna Csornyei*, University College London
(97028194) 
10:00 a.m.
Exceptional sets for polygonally approximable functions.
Paul D Humke*, St. Olaf College
Michael J Evans, Washington and Lee University
(97026143) 
10:30 a.m.
Minimality of restrictions of compact minimal abelian flows in terms of eigenvalues.
Alica Miller*, University of Illinois at Urbana  Champaign
(97037213)

8:30 a.m.

Friday October 5, 2001, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Numerical Methods for PDEs, I
Room 204, Metro Complex
Organizers:
Susanne C. Brenner, University of South Carolina brenner@math.sc.edu
Craig C. Douglas, University of Kentucky douglas@ccs.uky.edu

8:00 a.m.
Efficient Gridding for Numerical Solution of PDE Systems Defined on ArbitrarilyShaped Domains.
Eric S Carlson*, University of Alabama
Jinquan Xu, Univeristy of Alabama
(9703937) 
8:30 a.m.
Numerical simulation of powder consolidation.
Pierre A Gremaud*, North Carolina State University
Kristy A Coffey, North Carolina State University
(97065160) 
9:30 a.m.
Multigrid and Data Mining.
Linda Stals*, Old Dominion University
(97000109) 
10:00 a.m.
Parallel Algebraic Multigrid for Maxwell's Equations.
Jonathan Hu*, Sandia National Laboratories
Pavel Bochev, Sandia National Laboratories
Allen Robinson, Sandia National Laboratories
Raymond Tuminaro, Sandia National Laboratories
(97065204) 
10:30 a.m.
An Immersed Finite Element Space and Its Approximation Capability.
Tao Lin*, Virginia Tech
(97035220)

8:00 a.m.

Friday October 5, 2001, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Asymptotic Behavior of Solutions of Differential and Difference Equations, I
Room 161, Metro Complex
Organizers:
John R. Graef, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga jgraef@cecasun.utc.edu
Chuanxi Qian, Mississippi State University qian@math.msstate.edu

8:00 a.m.
Discussion 
8:30 a.m.
Nabla Dynamic Equations.
Allan C. Peterson*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(97039137) 
9:00 a.m.
Oscillation Theory for Dynamic Equations.
Lynn H. Erbe*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(97039138) 
9:30 a.m.
On Global Stability in a Nonautonomous Genotype Selection Model.
Chuanxi Qian*, Mississippi State University
(97039219) 
10:00 a.m.
Existence of Solutions for Integral Inclusions.
Mouffak Benchohra, University of Sidi Bel Abbes
Johnny Henderson*, Auburn University
Sotiris K. Ntouyas, University of Ioannina
(9703430) 
10:30 a.m.
Eventual Right Disfocality on Time Scales.
Kathleen Fick, Avila College
Johnny Henderson, Auburn University
William Yin*, LaGrange College
(9703429)

8:00 a.m.

Friday October 5, 2001, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Applications of Partial Differential Equations in Geometric Analysis, I
Room 207, Metro Complex
Organizers:
Bo Guan, University of Tennessee, Knoxville guan@math.utk.edu
Changyou Wang, University of Kentucky cywang@ms.uky.edu

8:30 a.m.
Polyhedra with AreaConstrained Skeleta.
Scott B Berger, Rice University
Robert M Hardt*, Rice University
(97049227) 
9:00 a.m.
Spectral and Scattering Theory for the SubLaplacian on the Heisenberg Group.
Peter A Perry*, University of Kentucky
(97035175) 
9:30 a.m.
The normalized mean curvature flow.
Nicholas D Alikakos, University of Athens
Alex Freire*, University of Tennessee
(97035187) 
10:00 a.m.
Some comments on Taylor's problem.
John McCuan*, Georgia Tech
(97035184) 
10:30 a.m.
Constructing minimal surfaces using the support function.
Frank E Baginski*, The George Washington University
(9705322)

8:30 a.m.

Friday October 5, 2001, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Topics in Geometric Function Theory, I
Lookout Mountain Room (#117), University Center
Organizers:
Lelia MillerVan Wieren, Penn State Berks Campus nmiller@utic.net.ba
Bruce P. Palka, University of Texas at Austin palka@math.utexas.edu

9:00 a.m.
Mobius invariant metrics.
David Herron, University of Cincinnati
William Ma, Pennsylvania College of Technology
C. David Minda*, University of Cincnnati
(97030144) 
9:30 a.m.
Quasidisks and the NoshiroWarschawski Criterion.
Martin S. Chuaqui*, P. Universidad Catolica de Chile
Julian Gevirtz, P. Universidad Catolica de Chile
(97030182) 
10:00 a.m.
Domains with controlled modulus and quasiconformal mappings.
Abdelkrim Brania*, Morehouse College
Shanshuang Yang, Emory University
(9703093) 
10:30 a.m.
Quasidisks and their onesided cousins.
Frederick W Gehring*, University of Michigan
(9703088)

9:00 a.m.

Friday October 5, 2001, 11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Invited Address
Welcoming Remarks
Room 129, Grote Hall
Erd\H os magic.
Room 129, Grote Hall
Joel H. Spencer*, New York University
(9700506) 
Friday October 5, 2001, 1:25 p.m.2:15 p.m.
Invited Address
Additive multigrid theory.
Room 129, Grote Hall
Susanne C. Brenner*, University of South Carolina, Columbia
(9706509) 
Friday October 5, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Commutative Ring Theory, II
Sequoyah Room (#203), University Center
Organizers:
David F. Anderson, University of Tennessee, Knoxville anderson@math.utk.edu
David E. Dobbs, University of Tennessee, Knoxville dobbs@math.utk.edu

3:00 p.m.
Valuation ideals of a Mori domain.
Jeanam Park*, Department of Mathematics
Gyu Whan Chang, Department of Mathematics
(97013188) 
3:30 p.m.
Intersections of valuation overrings of affine algebras.
Bruce M Olberding*, The University of Louisiana at Monroe
(97013140) 
4:00 p.m.
Pinched Krull domains at prime ideals.
Gyu W Chang*, Inha University
(97013162) 
5:00 p.m.
Polynomials integervalued on matrices.
Sophie Frisch*, TU Graz (Austria)
(97016154)

3:00 p.m.

Friday October 5, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Asymptotic Behavior of Solutions of Differential and Difference Equations, II
Room 161, Metro Complex
Organizers:
John R. Graef, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga jgraef@cecasun.utc.edu
Chuanxi Qian, Mississippi State University qian@math.msstate.edu

2:30 p.m.
Asymptotically constant Solutions of Functional Difference Systems.
William F Trench*, Trinity University
(97039150) 
3:00 p.m.
Bounds for solutions of multipoint boundary value problems.
Gary D Jones*, Murray State University
(9703413) 
3:30 p.m.
Delay Differential Equation Models of HIV Infection of CD4+ Tcells.
Shigui Ruan*, Dalhousie University
(97092200) 
4:00 p.m.
The Quasilinearization Method on an Unbounded Domain.
Paul W Eloe*, University of Dayton
(9703447) 
4:30 p.m.
Stability of an elliptic equilibrium of the difference equation $x_{n+1}=1/(Ax_{n}^{p}+x_{n1}^{q})$.
Vlajko L Kocic*, Xavier University of Louisiana
Raegan J Higgins, Xavier University of Louisiana
(97039131) 
5:00 p.m.
An Existence Result for the Diffusive Logistic Equation with Constant Effort Harvesting.
Shobha Oruganti*, Mississippi State University
(97035224) 
5:30 p.m.
Discussion

2:30 p.m.

Friday October 5, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on New Directions in Combinatorics and Graph Theory, II
Ocoee Room (#204), University Center
Organizers:
Teresa Haynes, East Tennessee State University haynes@etsu.edu
Debra J. Knisley, East Tennessee State University knisleyd@etsu.edu

2:30 p.m.
A Collection of Open Questions.
Richard H. Schelp*, University of Memphis
(9700553) 
3:00 p.m.
Extremal Graphs for Intersecting Cliques.
Guantao Chen*, Georgia State University
Ronald J Gould, Emory University
Floria Pfende, Emory University
Bing Wei, Georgia State University
(97005102) 
3:30 p.m.
Forbidden Subgraphs That Imply $2$Factors.
Jill R Faudree, University of Alaska  Fairbanks
Ralph J Faudree*, University of Memphis
(97005113) 
4:00 p.m.
Double Paths and Other Double Graphs.
John M Harris*, Furman University
(9700594) 
4:30 p.m.
Connectivity and Cycles in Graphs and Matroids.
Talmage J Reid*, The University of Mississippi
Haidong Wu, The University of Mississippi
(9700582) 
5:00 p.m.
Nonseparating cycles in 4connected graphs.
Sean Curran, Georgia Tech
Xingxing Yu*, Georgia Tech
(9700569)

2:30 p.m.

Friday October 5, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Real Analysis, II
Fort Wood Room (#206), University Center
Organizers:
Paul D. Humke, Saint Olaf College humke@stolaf.edu
Harry I. Miller, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga harrymiller@utc.edu
Clifford E. Weil, Michigan State University

2:30 p.m.
Hausdorff dimension, analytic sets and transcendence.
Gerald A Edgar, The Ohio State University
Chris Miller*, The Ohio State University
(97028178) 
3:00 p.m.
Mtangent sets of continuous functions.
Zolt\'an L. Buczolich*, Michigan State University and E\"otv\"os Lor\'and University (Budapest)
(97026114) 
3:30 p.m.
Boolean Functions and analytic sets.
Udayan B Darji*, University of Louisville
(97028170) 
4:00 p.m.
Pointwise Fourier inversion without the Riemann Lebesgue Lemma.
Erik Talvila*, University of Alberta
(9702692) 
4:30 p.m.
Quantization dimension of probability measures.
Larry J Lindsay*, University of North Texas
(97028132) 
5:00 p.m.
On series of translates of positive functions.
R. Daniel Mauldin*, University of North Texas
Zoltan Buczolich, Department of Analysis, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
(9702632)

2:30 p.m.

Friday October 5, 2001, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Topics in Geometric Function Theory, II
Lookout Mountain Room (#117), University Center
Organizers:
Lelia MillerVan Wieren, Penn State Berks Campus nmiller@utic.net.ba
Bruce P. Palka, University of Texas at Austin palka@math.utexas.edu

2:30 p.m.
Euclidean properties of hyperbolic polar coordinates.
William Ma*, Pennsylvania College of Technology
David Minda, University of Cincinnati
(9703014) 
3:00 p.m.
Zeros of hypergeometric polynomials.
Peter Duren*, University of Michigan
(9703058) 
3:30 p.m.
Sets of Constant Width and the Apollonian Metric.
Zair S Ibragimov*, University of Michigan
(9703076) 
4:00 p.m.
Extremal Domains for Minimizing Harmonic Measure.
Roger W Barnard*, Texas Tech University
Leah B Cole, Texas Tech University
Kent Pearce, Texas Tech University
Alex Y Solynin, Texas Tech University
(97030174)

2:30 p.m.

Friday October 5, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical and Numerical Aspects of Wave Propagation, I
Room 160, Metro Complex
Organizers:
Boris P. Belinskiy, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga bbelinsk@cecasun.utc.edu
Yongzhi Xu, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga YongzhiXu@utc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Unambiguous identification of the rough boundary of a half space probed by acoustic or electromagnetic waves.
Jim Buchanan, US Naval Academy
Robert P Gilbert, University of Delaware
Armand Wirgin*, Laboratoire de Mécanique et d'Acoustique
Yongzhi Xu, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
(97086129) 
3:00 p.m.
Full Wave Extension of a Microlocal Seismic Inversion Algorithm: "Wave Tracing".
Louis Fishman*, MDF International
M. V. de Hoop, Colorado School of Mines
(9703597) 
3:30 p.m.
The Recovery of Anisotropic Conductivity in Groundwater Modelling.
Ian W Knowles*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Aimin Yan, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(97035180) 
4:00 p.m.
Transient Reflection and Transmission of Ultrasonic Wave in Bovine Cancellous Bone.
Yongzhi S Xu*, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
(9703560) 
4:30 p.m.
A reconstruction technique for twodimensional inverse spectral problems.
C. Maeve McCarthy*, Murray State University
(97065116) 
5:00 p.m.
Solving the Dynamical Inverse Problem for the Schrodinger Equation by the Boundary Control Method.
Suzanne Lenhart*, University of Tennessee
(97035159)

2:30 p.m.

Friday October 5, 2001, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Numerical Analysis and Approximation Theory, I
Room 159, Metro Complex
Organizers:
TianXiao He, Illinois Wesleyan University the@sun.iwu.edu
Don Hong, Eastern Tennessee State University hong@etsu.edu

2:30 p.m.
$\sqrt 3$subdivision schemes with optimal polynomial reproduction.
Qingtang Jiang*, West Virginia University
(97041189) 
3:00 p.m.
Efficiently Computing Sobolev Smoothness Exponent of a Multivariate Refinable Function Using Symmetry.
Bin Han*, University of Alberta
(9704262) 
3:30 p.m.
On an Efficient High Order Algorithm for Solving Systems of ReactionDiffusion Equations.
Wenyuan Liao, Mississippi State University
Jianping Zhu*, University of Akron
Abdul Q. M. Khaliq, Western Illinois University
(97065107) 
4:00 p.m.
Best Approximation for Symmetric Semidefinite Positive Solutions of the Left and Right Inverse Eigenvalue Problems on a Subspace.
Jiansheng Cao*, East Tennessee State University
Don Hong, East Tennessee State University
(97065120) 
4:30 p.m.
On Multilevel Structure of Bivariate Spline Spaces over Triangulations.
Don Hong*, East Tennessee State University
(97041119)

2:30 p.m.

Friday October 5, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Recent Advances in Optimization Methods
Raccoon Mountain Room (#103), University Center
Organizers:
Jerald P. Dauer, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga jdauer@cecasun.utc.edu
Aniekan Ebiefung, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

2:30 p.m.
Disjunctive programming and generalized Leontief InputOutput model.
Ishita Majumdar*, Clemson University
Michael Kostreva, Clemson University
Aniekan A. Ebiefung, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
(97049136) 
3:00 p.m.
Choice of Environmental Technologies, Complementarity Problems, and Disjunctive Programming.
Aniekan A Ebiefung*, University of Tennessee
(97090169) 
3:30 p.m.
Full Nuclear Cones, Pareto Efficiency and Ekeland's Principle.
George Isac*, Royal Military College
(97049167) 
4:00 p.m.
Optimization on semialgebraic sets using representation theorems from real algebraic geometry.
Victoria Powers*, Emory University
(9704972) 
4:30 p.m.
Application of anisotropic regularization to existence of weak Pareto minimal points.
Roman Sznajder*, Bowie State University
(97090141) 
5:00 p.m.
An Optimal Solution to the nD Convex Hull Problem.
Edet Eyoh*, Tennessee State University
(97049168)

2:30 p.m.

Friday October 5, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Numerical Methods for PDEs, II
Room 204, Metro Complex
Organizers:
Susanne C. Brenner, University of South Carolina brenner@math.sc.edu
Craig C. Douglas, University of Kentucky douglas@ccs.uky.edu

2:30 p.m.
Dissipative Boussinesq systems for water waves.
Min Chen*, University of Central Florida
(97065108) 
3:00 p.m.
Fast Preconditioners for the Numerical Simulation of Oceans.
Craig C Douglas*, University of Kentucky
(9706536) 
3:30 p.m.
A Fast Conservative SemiLagrangian Method with Application to Global Circulation Models.
Jeffrey S Scroggs*, North Carolina State University
Frederick H Semazzi, North Carolina State University
Ramachandran Nair, North Carolina State University
(9706541) 
4:00 p.m.
Discretization analysis in nonlinear optimal control.
William W Hager*, University of Florida
(97049155) 
4:30 p.m.
Finite element solutions for 3D elliptic boundary value problems on unbounded domains.
HaeSoo Oh*, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
JaeHeon Yun, Chungbuk National University
Bongsoo Jang, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
(9706599) 
5:00 p.m.
On a scalable parallel algorithm for solving time dependent partial differential equations.
Wilson Rivera, University of Puerto Rico
Jianping Zhu*, University of Akron
David Huddleston, Mississippi State University
(97065100)

2:30 p.m.

Friday October 5, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Special Session on Variational Problems for Free Surface Interfaces, I
Room 351, Metro Complex
Organizers:
John E. McCuan, Georgia Institute of Technology
Thomas I. Vogel, Texas A\&M University tvogel@math.tamu.edu
Henry C. Wente, University of Toledo hwente@math.utoledo.edu

2:30 p.m.
Equilibrium Configurations for a Floating Drop.
David Siegel*, University of Waterloo
Alan Elcrat, Wichita State University
Robert Neel, Harvard University
(9707690) 
3:30 p.m.
Complete embedded CMC surfaces with many coplanar ends.
John M Sullivan*, University of Illinois
(97053217) 
4:30 p.m.
Local Energy Minimality of Capillary Surfaces in the Presence of Symmetry.
Thomas I Vogel*, Texas A&M University
(97053125) 
5:00 p.m.
Discussion

2:30 p.m.

Friday October 5, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Differential Geometric Methods in the Control of Partial Differential Equations, I
Room 206, Metro Complex
Organizers:
Walter Littman, University of Minnesota
Roberto Triggiani, University of Virginia rt7u@virginia.edu

2:30 p.m.
Boundary Control of Wave Equations on Riemannial Manifolds via Geometric Methods.
Walter Littman*, University of Minnesota
(97035192) 
3:30 p.m.
Discussion

2:30 p.m.

Friday October 5, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on SphereRelated Approximation and Applications, I
Room 212, Metro Complex
Organizers:
Edward B. Saff, University of South Florida esaff@math.usf.edu
Larry L. Schumaker, Vanderbilt University s@mars.cas.vanderbilt.edu

2:30 p.m.
High Order Approximation on the Sphere using Polynomial Reconstruction.
Paul O. Frederickson*, National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Howard W. Frederickson, Math Cube Associates, Inc.
(97041214) 
3:00 p.m.
On the Approximation Order of Splines on Spherical Triangulations.
Mike Neamtu*, Vanderbilt University
Larry L Schumaker, Vanderbilt University
(97065191) 
3:30 p.m.
Approximation in Sobolev Spaces by Kernel Expansions.
Francis J. Narcowich, Texas A\&M University
Robert Schaback, Universitat Gottingen
Joseph D Ward*, Texas A\&M University
(9704116) 
4:00 p.m.
Approximation of functions via scattereddata interpolants constructed from smoother spherical basis functions.
Francis J Narcowich*, Texas A\&M University
Joseph D Ward, Texas A\&M University
(97041222) 
4:30 p.m.
Distribution of points on spheres using finite fields.
Steven B Damelin*, GSU
(9704161) 
5:00 p.m.
Logarithmic points on the sphere.
Peter D Dragnev*, IndianaPurdue University
(9703118)

2:30 p.m.

Friday October 5, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Applications of Partial Differential Equations in Geometric Analysis, II
Room 207, Metro Complex
Organizers:
Bo Guan, University of Tennessee, Knoxville guan@math.utk.edu
Changyou Wang, University of Kentucky cywang@ms.uky.edu

2:30 p.m.
pharmonic maps with some applications in geometric analysis.
Shihshu W. Wei*, The University of Oklahoma
(97053161) 
3:00 p.m.
Wave maps with target in the Heisenberg group.
Luca Capogna*, University of Arkansas
(97035104) 
3:30 p.m.
A KazdanWarner type condition and heat kernel estimates on noncompact manifolds.
Qi S Zhang*, University of Memphis and University of California Riverside
(9703579) 
4:00 p.m.
WeilPetersson geometry of Teichmuller spaces and harmonic mapping.
Sumio Yamada*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(9705865) 
4:30 p.m.
A Parabolic Equation for Prescribing Scalar Curvature.
Brain Smith*, University of Alabama
Gilbert Weinstein, University of Alabama
(97058201)

2:30 p.m.

Friday October 5, 2001, 2:30 p.m.3:40 p.m.
Session for Contributed Papers, I
Room 300, Metro Complex

2:30 p.m.
Some Results on the Location of Zeros of a Polynomial.
Robert Gardner*, East Tennessee State University
(97030171) 
2:45 p.m.
The Homomorphic Image of a Protopological Group (Preliminary Report).
Julie C Jones*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(9702263) 
3:00 p.m.
Maximal Centralizers and the $Sym(3)$conjecture.
Cecil A Ellard*, Bloomington, Indiana
(97020196) 
3:15 p.m.
Recent Results on Egroups.
Gregory M Boudreaux*, University of North Carolina at Asheville
(97020221) 
3:30 p.m.
Coxeters's Dodecahedral Projections of the Dim 4 and Dim 5 Measure Polytopes: A Natural Model for The 2Fold and 4Fold Degeneracy of the Genetic Code?
David J Halitsky*, Computer Systems Technology
(9705115)

2:30 p.m.
Saturday October 6, 2001

Saturday October 6, 2001, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Book Sale and Exhibit
Rooms 153 and 155, Metro Complex 
Saturday October 6, 2001, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Rooms 153 and 155, Metro Complex 
Saturday October 6, 2001, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Commutative Ring Theory, III
Sequoyah Room (#203), University Center
Organizers:
David F. Anderson, University of Tennessee, Knoxville anderson@math.utk.edu
David E. Dobbs, University of Tennessee, Knoxville dobbs@math.utk.edu

8:00 a.m.
Integral domains whose simple overrings are intersectons of localizations.
Marco Fontana, Universita Roma Tre
Evan Houston*, UNC Charlotte
Thomas G Lucas, UNC Charlotte
(97013121) 
8:30 a.m.
Root closure in algebraic orders.
Martine PicavetL'Hermitte*, University of Clermont II
(9701334) 
9:00 a.m.
Norm Elasticities for Number Fields and a Generalized Davenport Constant.
Jim Coykendall*, North Dakota State University
(97013147) 
9:30 a.m.
On the Factorization Properties of Krull Domains with Finite Cyclic Divisor Class Group.
William W Smith*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(9701326) 
10:00 a.m.
On the asymptotic values of length functions in Krull and finitely generated commutative monoids and integral domains.
Scott T. Chapman*, Trinity University
J. C. Rosales, Universidad de Granada
(97013117) 
10:30 a.m.
PrimeProducing Polynomials II.
Joe L Mott*, Florida State University
Kermit Rose, Florida State University
(97011122)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 6, 2001, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Asymptotic Behavior of Solutions of Differential and Difference Equations, III
Room 161, Metro Complex
Organizers:
John R. Graef, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga jgraef@cecasun.utc.edu
Chuanxi Qian, Mississippi State University qian@math.msstate.edu

8:00 a.m.
Multiplicity and Global Bifurcation on Measure Chains.
John M Davis*, Baylor University
(97039223) 
8:30 a.m.
Discussion 
9:00 a.m.
Stability Of Stochastic Natural Growth Models With Density Dependent Noise.
Thomas C Gard*, University of Georgia
(9703424) 
9:30 a.m.
Mathematical Analysis of the Global Dynamics of a Model for HTLVI Infection and ATL Progression.
Liancheng Wang*, Georgia Southern University
Michael Y Li, University of Alberta
Denise Kirschner, University of Michigan
(97037115) 
10:00 a.m.
On the Riemann Integration on Time Scales.
Billur Kaymakcalan*, Georgia Southern University
Gusein S Guseinov, Atilim University
(97039181) 
10:30 a.m.
Stability in Volterra Equations by Liapunov's Direct Method.
Bo Zhang*, Fayetteville State University
(97034123)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 6, 2001, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on New Directions in Combinatorics and Graph Theory, III
Ocoee Room (#204), University Center
Organizers:
Teresa Haynes, East Tennessee State University haynes@etsu.edu
Debra J. Knisley, East Tennessee State University knisleyd@etsu.edu

8:30 a.m.
On graph irregularity strength.
Alan Frieze, Carnegie Mellon University
Ronald J Gould*, Emory University
Michal Karonski, Adam Mickiewicz University
Florian Pfender, Emory University
(9700583) 
9:00 a.m.
Channel assignments with distance conditions.
Jerrold R Griggs*, University of South Carolina
(9700548) 
9:30 a.m.
Mathematical Programming Formulation of Rectilinear Crossing Minimization.
Nathaniel Dean*, Rice University
(97005126) 
10:00 a.m.
A characterization of cubic parity graphs.
Rommel M Barbosa, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso
Mark N Ellingham*, Vanderbilt University
(9700598) 
10:30 a.m.
How graceful are random graphs?
Anant P Godbole*, East Tennessee State University
(9700542)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday October 6, 2001, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Numerical Methods for PDEs, III
Room 204, Metro Complex
Organizers:
Susanne C. Brenner, University of South Carolina brenner@math.sc.edu
Craig C. Douglas, University of Kentucky douglas@ccs.uky.edu

8:00 a.m.
Superconvergence of finite element approximation for the Stokes equations.
Xiu Ye*, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Junping Wang, Colorado School of Mines
(97065106) 
8:30 a.m.
$n$widths and singularly perturbed boundary value problems.
Bruce Kellogg*, University of South Carolina
Martin Stynes, UCC Cork, Ireland
(9706580) 
9:00 a.m.
A nonconforming hp finite element method for submeshing.
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer*, Texas Tech University
(9706557) 
9:30 a.m.
Twolevel additive Scwarz methods for a discontinuous Galerkin approximation of secondorder elliptic problems.
Xiaobing Feng, University of Tennessee
Ohannes Karakashian*, University of Tennessee
(97065146) 
10:00 a.m.
Multilevel discontinuous Galerkin methods.
Jayadeep Gopalakrishnan*, University of Florida
Guido Kanschat, Institut für Angewandte Mathematik
(97065124) 
10:30 a.m.
High Order Compact Scheme and Multigrid Local Refinement for Convection Diffusion Problems.
Jun Zhang*, University of Kentucky
Haiwei Sun, University of Kentucky
Jennifer J Zhao, University of Michigan at Dearborn
(97065198)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 6, 2001, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Applications of Partial Differential Equations in Geometric Analysis, III
Room 207, Metro Complex
Organizers:
Bo Guan, University of Tennessee, Knoxville guan@math.utk.edu
Changyou Wang, University of Kentucky cywang@ms.uky.edu

8:00 a.m.
On a Nonlinear Parabolic System  Modelling Chemical Reactions in Rivers.
Wenxiong Chen, SMSU
Congming Li*, Univ. of Colorado Boulder
Eric Wright, Univ. of Colorado
(9703585) 
8:30 a.m.
Uniform Rectifiability and PDE's.
John L Lewis*, University of Kentucky
(97035103) 
9:00 a.m.
On the finite time singularity of the heat flow for harmonic maps from surfaces.
Jie Qing*, UCSC
(97035207) 
9:30 a.m.
Transonic shocks for steady potential flows and free boundary problems.
GuiQiang Chen, Northwestern University
Mikhail Feldman*, University of WisconsinMadison
(97035118) 
10:00 a.m.
The BetheSommerfeld Conjecture for HigherOrder Elliptic Operators.
Zhongwei Shen*, University of Kentucky
(9703556) 
10:30 a.m.
Minimization problems and corresponding flows related to weighted $P$energies and weighted total variation norms.
Yunmei Chen*, university of florida
Murali Rao, university of florida
(97035199)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 6, 2001, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Real Analysis, III
Fort Wood Room (#206), University Center
Organizers:
Paul D. Humke, Saint Olaf College humke@stolaf.edu
Harry I. Miller, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga harrymiller@utc.edu
Clifford E. Weil, Michigan State University

8:00 a.m.
Discussion 
8:30 a.m.
Summability of Spliced Sequences.
Jeffrey A Osikiewicz*, Kent State University
(9704021) 
9:00 a.m.
Helly's Selection Principle and Selections of BV Mappings.
John E. Porter*, Auburn University
Isidore Fleischer, Universite de Montreal
(9704612) 
9:30 a.m.
Helly's Selection Theorem for Vector Space Valued MultiArgument BV Functions.
Isidore Fleischer*, CRM, University of Montreal
John E Porter, Murray State University
(9702673) 
10:00 a.m.
Types over the Banach space $C(K)$.
Markus Pomper*, Indiana University East
(9704644)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 6, 2001, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Numerical Analysis and Approximation Theory, II
Room 159, Metro Complex
Organizers:
TianXiao He, Illinois Wesleyan University the@sun.iwu.edu
Don Hong, Eastern Tennessee State University hong@etsu.edu

8:30 a.m.
Wavelet Solutions of Burgers Equations.
EnBing Lin*, University of Toledo
(97065203) 
9:00 a.m.
Using Positive Multiscaling Functions on the Interval to Solve a Certain Class of Multipower Equations.
Patrick J Van Fleet*, University of St. Thomas
(97041209) 
9:30 a.m.
Frame Wavelet Sets.
Xingde Dai*, UNCCharlotte
Yuanan Diao, UNCCharlotte
Qing Gu, Beijing University
(97046128) 
10:00 a.m.
Biorthogonal Wavelets with the Lagest Possible Regularities and Certain Vanishing Moments.
TianXiao He*, Illinois Wesleyan University
(97042110) 
10:30 a.m.
Generalized Stirling Numbers and Their Applications.
Leetsch C. Hsu*, Dalian University of Technology
(97041212)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday October 6, 2001, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Differential Geometric Methods in the Control of Partial Differential Equations, II
Room 206, Metro Complex
Organizers:
Walter Littman, University of Minnesota
Roberto Triggiani, University of Virginia rt7u@virginia.edu

8:30 a.m.
Discussion

8:30 a.m.

Saturday October 6, 2001, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Topics in Geometric Function Theory, III
Lookout Mountain Room (#117), University Center
Organizers:
Lelia MillerVan Wieren, Penn State Berks Campus nmiller@utic.net.ba
Bruce P. Palka, University of Texas at Austin palka@math.utexas.edu

9:00 a.m.
On Order of Convexity of Functions defined by certain Integral transforms.
M. Anbu Durai, The Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics
R. Parvatham*, The Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics
(9703040) 
10:00 a.m.
Potential theoretic measures on boundaries of domains in metric measure spaces.
Nageswari Shanmugalingam*, University of Texas at Austin
Jana Bjorn, University of Lund
Anders Bjorn, Linkoping University
(97031145) 
10:30 a.m.
Conformal deformations of uniformizable spaces.
David A Herron*, University of Cincinnati
(97030105)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday October 6, 2001, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical and Numerical Aspects of Wave Propagation, II
Room 160, Metro Complex
Organizers:
Boris P. Belinskiy, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga bbelinsk@cecasun.utc.edu
Yongzhi Xu, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga YongzhiXu@utc.edu

9:00 a.m.
System of Basic Functions for the TwoDimensional Periodic Magnetic Schr\"{o}dinger Operator.
Yulia Karpeshina*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(97035193) 
10:00 a.m.
Effective Acoustic Equations for a Twophase Medium with Microstructure.
Robert P Gilbert*, University of Delaware
Alexander Panchenko, Penn State University
(97035151) 
10:30 a.m.
Stochastic Stability of Some Mechanical Systems.
Boris P Belinskiy*, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Peter Caithamer, University of Wisconsin, Madison
(9703595)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday October 6, 2001, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Variational Problems for Free Surface Interfaces, II
Room 351, Metro Complex
Organizers:
John E. McCuan, Georgia Institute of Technology
Thomas I. Vogel, Texas A\&M University tvogel@math.tamu.edu
Henry C. Wente, University of Toledo hwente@math.utoledo.edu

9:00 a.m.
Bifurcation Phenomena for Capillary Surfaces and Exotic Containers.
Henry C Wente*, University of Toledo
(97049179) 
9:30 a.m.
Regularity at the free boundary for solutions of systems of elliptic equations in divergence form.
Joseph F Grotowski*, Universit\"at ErlangenN\"urnberg
(97035173) 
10:00 a.m.
Discontinuous reversal of comparison relations for capillary surfaces.
Robert Finn*, Stanford University
A. A. Kosmodem'yanskii, Jr., Moscow Railroad University
(9707696) 
10:30 a.m.
Soap bubbles and Riemann surfaces.
Robert B Kusner*, University of Massachusetts
(9705366)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday October 6, 2001, 9:00 a.m.10:25 a.m.
Session for Contributed Papers, II
Room 300, Metro Complex

9:00 a.m.
Irreducible Powerful Ray Pattern Matrices.
Frank J Hall*, Georgia State University
Zhongshan Li, Georgia State University
Jeffrey L Stuart, Univ of Southern Mississippi
(9701528) 
9:15 a.m.
Inertia Sets of Symmetric Sign Pattern Matrices.
Frank J Hall, Georgia State University
Zhongshan Li*, Georgia State University
(9701549) 
9:30 a.m.
Fast matrix methods for the solution of nonhomogeneous StermLouiville problems with applications to inclusions in a twoway Ocean waveguide.
Michael F Werby*, Naval Research Laboratory, Code 7181 Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
(97035186) 
9:45 a.m.
Numerical Solution to Random Boundary Value Problems.
G S Ladde, University of Texas at Arlington
N G Medhin*, Clark Atlanta University
M Sambandham, Morehouse College
(97034225) 
10:00 a.m.
Edge coloring of embeddable graphs and Edgeface coloring of simple plane graphs.
Rong Luo*, Department of Mathematics, West Virginia University
Cunquan Zhang, Department of Mathematics, West Virginia University
(97005226) 
10:15 a.m.
Euler's Generalisation of Fermat's Theorem  a further generalisation.
A. K. Devaraj*, Mumbai, India
(9701175)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday October 6, 2001, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
Logarithmic potentials with external fields.
Room 129, Grote Hall
Edward B. Saff*, University of South Florida
(9703108) 
Saturday October 6, 2001, 1:25 p.m.2:15 p.m.
Invited Address
Differential geometric methods in the control of partial differential equations.
Room 129, Grote Hall
Roberto Triggiani*, University of Virginia
(9709307) 
Saturday October 6, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Commutative Ring Theory, IV
Sequoyah Room (#203), University Center
Organizers:
David F. Anderson, University of Tennessee, Knoxville anderson@math.utk.edu
David E. Dobbs, University of Tennessee, Knoxville dobbs@math.utk.edu

2:30 p.m.
Monoids and Direct Sum Decompositions of Modules.
Karl Kattchee*, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
(97013177) 
3:00 p.m.
When Locally Isomorphic Modules are Stably Isomorphic.
Bruce Olberding, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Azime S Saydam*, University of Louisiana at Monroe
(9701327) 
3:30 p.m.
The existence of $K$ such that $J\cong Hom_R(I,K)$ (Preliminary Report).
Kurt D Herzinger*, U.S. Air Force Academy
(97013130) 
4:00 p.m.
Torsion in the tensor product of an ideal and its inverse.
Kurt Herzinger, US Air Force Academy
Roger Wiegand*, University of Nebraska
(97013157) 
5:00 p.m.
Recent results in commutative ring theory.
S B Mulay*, University of Tennessee
(97013205)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 6, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Asymptotic Behavior of Solutions of Differential and Difference Equations, IV
Room 161, Metro Complex
Organizers:
John R. Graef, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga jgraef@cecasun.utc.edu
Chuanxi Qian, Mississippi State University qian@math.msstate.edu

2:30 p.m.
Estimates for the norms of solutions of difference equations.
Rigoberto Medina*, Universidad de Los Lagos
(97039166) 
3:00 p.m.
Monotone Flows and Fixed Points for Autonomous Reaction Diffusion Systems.
Aghalaya S Vatsala*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(97035153) 
3:30 p.m.
Some boundary value problems for nonlinear differential equations of the fourth order.
John R. Graef, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Chuanxi Qian, Mississippi State University
Bo Yang*, Mississippi State University
(97034185) 
4:00 p.m.
On the oscillation and periodic character of a third order rational difference equation.
William T. Patula*, Southern Illinois University
Hristo D. Voulov, Southern Illinois University
(9703981) 
4:30 p.m.
On the generalized reciprocal difference equation with maximum.
Hristo D. Voulov*, Southern Illinois University
(97039142) 
5:00 p.m.
Discussion 
5:30 p.m.
Discussion

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 6, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on New Directions in Combinatorics and Graph Theory, IV
Ocoee Room (#204), University Center
Organizers:
Teresa Haynes, East Tennessee State University haynes@etsu.edu
Debra J. Knisley, East Tennessee State University knisleyd@etsu.edu

2:30 p.m.
On bounds for dominating the Cartesian product of two graphs.
Douglas F. Rall*, Furman University
Bert L. Hartnell, Saint Mary's University
(9700571) 
3:00 p.m.
Some Results Related to the Toughness of 3Domination Critical Graphs.
Nawarat Ananchuen, Silpakorn University
Michael D. Plummer*, Vanderbilt University
(9700545) 
3:30 p.m.
Domination DotCritical Graphs.
Tamara A Burton, Armstrong Atlantic State University
David P Sumner*, University of South Carolina
(9700589) 
4:00 p.m.
Alliances in Graphs.
Stephen T Hedetniemi*, Clemson University
Sandra M Hedetniemi, Clemson University
Petter Kristiansen, University of Bergen, Norway
(97005158) 
5:00 p.m.
AntiVandermonde Polynomials and Their Combinatorial Applications.
Andre E Kezdy*, University of Louisville
(9700570)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 6, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Real Analysis, IV
Fort Wood Room (#206), University Center
Organizers:
Paul D. Humke, Saint Olaf College humke@stolaf.edu
Harry I. Miller, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga harrymiller@utc.edu
Clifford E. Weil, Michigan State University

2:30 p.m.
Differentiation of $n$Convex Functions.
Ralph E Svetic*, Michigan State University
(9702650) 
3:00 p.m.
Interpolatively Continuous Functions and the Darboux Heierarchy.
Robert W Vallin*, Slippery Rock University of PA
(97026165) 
3:30 p.m.
Prevalent properties of continuous functions.
Hongjian H Shi*, Vancouver, Canada
(97026101) 
4:00 p.m.
Extreme first return path derivatives.
Ali A AlikhaniKoopaei*, Pennsylvania State University
(9702654) 
4:30 p.m.
Real Analysis Exchange OnLine.
Clifford E Weil*, Michigan State University
Paul D Humke, Saint Olaf College
(97026172) 
5:00 p.m.
Discussion

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 6, 2001, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Topics in Geometric Function Theory, IV
Lookout Mountain Room (#117), University Center
Organizers:
Lelia MillerVan Wieren, Penn State Berks Campus nmiller@utic.net.ba
Bruce P. Palka, University of Texas at Austin palka@math.utexas.edu

2:30 p.m.
Vanishing exponential integrability.
David R Adams, University of Kentucky
Ritva M HurriSyrjanen*, University of Helsinki, University of Kentucky
(9703138) 
3:00 p.m.
Sharp exponential integrability of borderline Sobolev functions in stratified Lie groups.
Zolt{\'a}n M. Balogh, University of Bern
Juan J. Manfredi, University of Pittsburgh
Jeremy T. Tyson*, SUNY at Stony Brook
(9704384) 
3:30 p.m.
Packability of Noncompact Riemann Surfaces.
G Brock Williams*, Texas Tech University
(97030127) 
4:00 p.m.
On an omitted arc of a support point of the class $\Cal S$.
Stephen M Zemyan*, Penn State Mont Alto
(97030176)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 6, 2001, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical and Numerical Aspects of Wave Propagation, III
Room 160, Metro Complex
Organizers:
Boris P. Belinskiy, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga bbelinsk@cecasun.utc.edu
Yongzhi Xu, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga YongzhiXu@utc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Nonlinear wave interactions in a generic periodic media.
Anatoli V Babin*, University of California,Irvine
(97078133) 
3:00 p.m.
A blow up result for a nonlinear wave equation with damping: the critical case.
Qi S Zhang*, University of Memphis and University of California Riverside
(9703578) 
3:30 p.m.
Finite dimensionality of the attractor for a 2D semilinear wave equation with nonlinear dissipation.
Irena M Lasiecka, University of Virginia
Anastasia A Ruzmaikina*, University of Virginia
(9703525) 
4:00 p.m.
Some analytical and numerical results for the quasilinear hyperbolic Kuznetsov equation of fluid acoustics.
Pedro M Jordan*, Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS
(97076156)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 6, 2001, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Special Session on Variational Problems for Free Surface Interfaces, iII
Room 351, Metro Complex
Organizers:
John E. McCuan, Georgia Institute of Technology
Thomas I. Vogel, Texas A\&M University tvogel@math.tamu.edu
Henry C. Wente, University of Toledo hwente@math.utoledo.edu

2:30 p.m.
Big MEMS.
John McCuan*, Georgia Tech
John Pelesko, Georgia Tech
(97035183) 
3:00 p.m.
Locally convex hypersurfaces of vanishing Gauss curvature.
Bo Guan*, University of Tennessee
Joel Spruck, Johns Hopkins University
(97053215) 
3:30 p.m.
Recovering surfaces from the restoring force.
George I Kamberov*, Stevens Institute of Technology
Gerda L Kamberov, Hofstra University
(97053211)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 6, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Differential Geometric Methods in the Control of Partial Differential Equations, III
Room 206, Metro Complex
Organizers:
Walter Littman, University of Minnesota
Roberto Triggiani, University of Virginia rt7u@virginia.edu

2:30 p.m.
Discussion

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 6, 2001, 2:30 p.m.12:00 a.m.
Special Session on SphereRelated Approximation and Applications, II
Room 212, Metro Complex
Organizers:
Edward B. Saff, University of South Florida esaff@math.usf.edu
Larry L. Schumaker, Vanderbilt University s@mars.cas.vanderbilt.edu