Memorial Article

Nathan Jacobson (1910--1999)
Georgia Benkart, Irving Kaplansky, Kevin McCrimmon, David J. Saltman, and George B. Seligman

Communications

Four Reactions to "Principles and Standards for School Mathematics"
Susan Addington, Herbert Clemens, Roger Howe, and Mark Saul

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea--A Book Review
Reviewed by Jeremy Gray

Proof--A Theater Review
Reviewed by Dave Bayer

H.-T. Yau Receives MacArthur Fellowship

2000 Fulkerson Prize

From the AMS Secretary

Treasurer's Report (1999) / 2000 Reports of AMS Policy Committees

AMS Officers and Committee Members

Feature Articles

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The Quadratic Family as a Qualitatively Solvable Model of Chaos
Mikhail Lyubich
In a number of ways, the iterates of mappings $x\mapsto x^2+C$ of the real line to itself exhibit behavior that is representative of general chaotic dynamical systems. The author discusses this behavior and the remarkable methods of complex-variable theory that unlock their mystery


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The Slow Revolution of the Free Electronic Journal
Allyn Jackson
Free electronic mathematics journals, which are run independently by mathematicians and are available for free on the Web, provide some important advantages over traditional print journals. This article examines how a number of such journals are run and discusses why there are not more such journals.

Departments

In This Issue
"Editorial Independence of the Notices / Raise Registration Fees?" - Anthony W. Knapp

Commentary
"Freeze the Fees, Please" - Susan Friedlander Associate Editor
Letters to the Editor

Mathematics People
Langlands Receives Grande Médaille / 2000 EMS Prizes Awarded / 2000 Felix Klein Prize Awarded / 2000 Heineman Prize Awarded / ICIAM Prizes Awarded / Elsner Awarded Schneider Prize / 2000 d'Alembert Prize Awarded / NSF Postdoctoral Fellowships Awarded / USA Mathematical Olympiad / AMS-AAAS Media Fellows Chosen / Deaths

Mathematics Opportunities
NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships / ONR Young Investigator Program / Humboldt Foundation Offers Fellowships / AWM Workshop for Women Graduate Students and Postdocs / Call for Applications for AMS Epsilon Fund / New REU Program Announcement Available / Ferran Sunyer i Balaguer Prize

For Your Information
2000 BMS Chairs' Colloquium / Project Euclid: Online Mathematics Library / Quiz Celebrates World Mathematical Year 2000 / Correction to September Commentary

Inside the AMS

Reference and Book List

Stipends for Study and Travel

Mathematics Calendar

New Publications Offered by the AMS

Publications of Continuing Interest

AMS Short Courses

Mathematical Sciences Employment Center

Meetings and Conferences

Meetings and Conferences Table of Contents

Presenters of Papers--Los Angeles

Program of the Sessions--Los Angeles