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1995 Fall Southern Sectional Meeting
Greensboro, NC, November 1718, 1995
Meeting #906
Associate secretaries:
Robert J Daverman, AMS
daverman@math.utk.edu
Friday November 17, 1995

Friday November 17, 1995, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Control and Optimization Design Arising in Industrial Processes, I
Kitty Hawk, Greensboro Hilton Hotel
Organizers:
H. T. Tran, North Carolina State University

8:00 a.m.
Ocean current data blending.
Jason J. Brown, Applied Mathematics Incorporated, Gales Ferry, Connecticut
William J. Browning*, Applied Mathematics Incorporated, Gales Ferry, Connecticut
Ben Fitzpatrick, Jr., North Carolina State University
(90662199)

8:30 a.m.
Modeling and optimal reactor design for a high pressure vapor transport reactor.
Jeffrey S. Scroggs*, North Carolina State University
H. Thomas Banks, North Carolina State University
Kazufumi Ito, North Carolina State University
H. T. Tran, North Carolina State University
(90676197)

9:00 a.m.
Applications of electromagnetism.
Yun Wang*, Armstrong Laboratory
(90678196)

9:30 a.m.
Optimal design using the boundary element method.
Jeff Borggard*, Virginia Polytech Institute & State University
(90649203)

10:00 a.m.
Computational furnace modeling.
Marc B. Reider*, IBM
(90680198)

10:30 a.m.
Particle suspension in a rotating drum chamber.
Bahman Asgharian*, Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Owen Moss, Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
(90670202)

Friday November 17, 1995, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on SetTheoretic Topology, I
Triad Ballroom Central, Greensboro Hilton Hotel
Organizers:
Jerry E. Vaughan, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

8:00 a.m.
Cardinal functions on initial chain algebras.
Lynne A. Baur*, Carleton College
(90606113)

8:30 a.m.
Linearly ordered topological semigroups.
Robert W. Heath*, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
(90654142)

9:00 a.m.
The existence of a scale implies the existence of a Michael space.
L. Brian Lawrence*, George Mason University
(90654200)

9:30 a.m.
Pliable subsets of ordered topological spaces.
Joe D. Mashburn*, University of Dayton
(90654175)

10:00 a.m.
Isocompactness and related properties.
Howard H. Wicke*, Ohio University, Athens
(90654137)

10:30 a.m.
The fine topology on $C(X)$ and cardinal functions.
Robert A. McCoy*, Virginia Polytech Institute & State University
(90654193)

Friday November 17, 1995, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Complexity Theory, I
Triad Ballroom West, Greensboro Hilton Hotel
Organizers:
Jie Wang, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

8:00 a.m.
The complexity of matrix rank and feasible systems of linear equations.
Eric W. Allender*, Rutgers University, Piscataway
Robert Beals, Institute for Advanced Study
Mitsunori Ogihara, University of Rochester
(9066826)

8:30 a.m.
Comparing complexity classes.
Ronald V. Book*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(9066828)

9:00 a.m.
The resolution of a Hartmanis conjecture: $P$sparse hard sets.
JinYi Cai*, State University of New York, Buffalo
D. Sivakumar, State University of New York, Buffalo
(9066829)

9:30 a.m.
The bounded query complexity of $NP$approximation problems.
Richard Chang*, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
(9066830)

10:00 a.m.
Inverting Onto functions.
Stephen A. Fenner*, University of Southern Maine
Lance J. Fortnow, University of Chicago
Ashish Naik, University of Chicago
John Rogers, University of Chicago
(9066831)

10:30 a.m.
Sharply bounded alternation within $P$.
Stephen A. Bloch, Adelphi University
Jonathan F. Buss, University of Waterloo
Judy Goldsmith*, University of Kentucky
(9066832)

Friday November 17, 1995, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, I
Southern Crescent BallroomVirginia, Greensboro Hilton Hotel
Organizers:
Mark E. Feighn, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Michael Handel, Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York

8:30 a.m.
Cerf theory for graphs.
Allen E. Hatcher, Cornell University, Ithaca
Karen Vogtmann*, Cornell University, Ithaca
(9062059)

9:00 a.m.
Local growth of subgroups of Lie groups and a discreteness criterion.
Eleanor G. Rieffel*, University of Southern California
(9062270)

9:30 a.m.
All automorphisms of free groups with max rank fixed subgroups.
Edward C. Turner*, State University of New York, Albany
Donald J. Collins, Queen Mary & Westfield College, London, England
(9062068)

10:00 a.m.
Boundaries and $L^2$cohomology for finitely generated groups.
Gabor Elek*, Purdue University, West Lafayette
(9062012)

10:30 a.m.
Counting fixed points of automorphisms of free groups.
Gilbert Levitt*, Universit\'e Paul Sabatier, France
(9062062)

Friday November 17, 1995, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Number Theory and Related Topics, I
Southern Cresent BallroomGeorgia, Greensboro Hilton Hotel
Organizers:
Theresa P. Vaughan, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

8:30 a.m.
Explicit formulas for degenerate Bernoulli numbers.
Fredric T. Howard*, Wake Forest University
(9061116)

9:00 a.m.
The Fibonacci triangle modulo $p$.
Brad L. Wilson*, State University of New York, College at Brockport
(9061154)

9:30 a.m.
Rigorous discrete logarithm algorithms.
Carl Pomerance*, University of Georgia
(90611159)

10:00 a.m.
Directed graphs defined by arithmetic $(mod $n$)$.
Ezra A. Brown*, Virginia Polytech Institute & State University
(9061153)

10:30 a.m.
Dispelling myths about mathematics: A look at some of Leonard Eugene Dickson's numbertheoretic work.
Della Dumbaugh Fenster*, University of Richmond
(90601107)

Friday November 17, 1995, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Theory of Ordered Sets, I
Blue Ridge, Greensboro Hilton Hotel
Organizers:
Bernd S. W. Schroeder, Hampton University

9:00 a.m.
Problems related to the fixed point property for products of ordered sets.
Bernd Schroeder*, Hampton University
(9060693)

9:30 a.m.
Perfect sequences of chaincomplete posets.
Jonathan David Farley*, University of Oxford, England
(90606167)

10:00 a.m.
Several complexity problems involving ordered sets.
Dwight A. Duffus*, Emory University
Ted Goddard, Emory University
(90606158)

10:30 a.m.
Discussion

Friday November 17, 1995, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Combinatorics of Posets and Tableaux, I
Southern Cresent BallroomCarolina, Greensboro Hilton Hotel
Organizers:
Lynne M. Butler, Haverford College
Curtis Greene, Haverford College

9:00 a.m.
On a conjecture of Iztok Hozo.
Philip J. Hanlon*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(90605115)

9:30 a.m.
The $d$divisible subspace arrangement and generalizations: Cohomology representations.
Sheila Sundaram*, University of Miami
(90616144)

10:00 a.m.
Planar decompositions of tableaux and Schur function determinants.
Angele Marie Hamel, University of Waterloo
Ian P. Goulden*, University of Waterloo
(90605128)

10:30 a.m.
MurnaghanNakayama rules for characters of IwahoriHecke algebras of the complex reflection groups $G(r,p,n)$.
Thomas M. Halverson*, Macalester College
Arun Ram, University of Sydney, Australia
(90616152)

Friday November 17, 1995, 11:05 a.m.11:55 a.m.
Invited Address
Modeling, estimation and control in smart material systems.
Governor's Ballroom, Greensboro Hilton Hotel
H. Thomas Banks*, North Carolina State University
(9060005)

Friday November 17, 1995, 1:10 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Invited Address
Iteration of complex polynomials.
Governor's Ballroom, Greensboro Hilton Hotel
Bodil Branner*, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
(9063007)

Friday November 17, 1995, 2:15 p.m.5:05 p.m.
Special Session on Complex Dynamics, I
Triad Ballroom West, Greensboro Hilton Hotel
Organizers:
Bodil Branner, Technical University of Denmark

2:15 p.m.
External rays and Cremer polynomials.
Jan B. Kiwi*, State University of New York, Stony Brook
(9065776)

2:45 p.m.
Local connectivity of Julia sets for quadratic polynomials with a fixed, constant type Siegel disc.
Carsten Lunde Petersen*, Mathematical Institute, Denmark
(90630110)

3:15 p.m.
Boundaries of certain Siegel disks of rational functions.
James T. Rogers, Jr.*, Tulane University
(9065879)

3:45 p.m.
Commuting polynomials and polynomials with same Julia set.
Pau Atela*, Smith College
Jun Hu, Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York
(9063074)

4:15 p.m.
Nonsingularity in QuasiFuchsian space.
Linda Keen*, Lehman College
Caroline Series, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
(90630204)

4:45 p.m.
Discrete harmonic functions.
Tomasz Dubejko*, Northwestern University
(9063071)

Friday November 17, 1995, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Topology, I
Cape Fear, Greensboro Hilton Hotel
Organizers:
Alexander Chigogidze, University of Saskatchewan
Richard B. Sher, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

2:15 p.m.
Limits of polyhedra in GromovHausdorff space.
Steven C. Ferry*, State University of New York, Binghamton
(90653166)

2:45 p.m.
Cores of noncompact manifolds.
Gerard A. Venema*, Calvin College
(90657102)

3:15 p.m.
Extension theory: The interface between settheoretic and algebraic topology.
Jerzy Dydak*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(90655108)

3:45 p.m.
On Ohtsuki's invariants of integral homology $3$spheres.
XiaoSong Lin, Columbia University
Zhenghan Wang*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(9065748)

4:15 p.m.
Combinatorial properties of pairs of transverse measured foliations without saddle connections on a compact surface.
Lev Slutskin*, New York, New York
(9065847)

4:45 p.m.
Stable intersections with planes and dimension.
Alexander Nikolaevich Dranishnikov*, University of Miami
(9065402)

5:15 p.m.
On properties of minimal triangulations of spheres.
Ivan Ivansic*, University of Zagreb, Croatia
(9065746)

Friday November 17, 1995, 2:15 p.m.4:35 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, II
Southern Crescent BallroomVirginia, Greensboro Hilton Hotel
Organizers:
Mark E. Feighn, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Michael Handel, Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York

2:15 p.m.
Normal subgroups and end invariants of groups.
Michael L. Mihalik*, Vanderbilt University
(9062057)

2:45 p.m.
Local connectivity of certain amalgamated products.
Michael L. Mihalik, Vanderbilt University
Kim E. Ruane*, Florida State University
(9062060)

3:15 p.m.
Higher geometric invariants of graph groups.
John E. Meier*, Lafayette College
Leonard A. VanWyk, Hope College
(9062058)

3:45 p.m.
Rewriting systems and $3$manifold groups.
Susan M. Hermiller*, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
(90620183)

4:15 p.m.
Kernels of actions on nonpositively curved spaces.
Robert Bieri, University of Frankfurt, Germany
Ross Geoghegan*, State University of New York, Binghamton
(9062061)

Friday November 17, 1995, 2:15 p.m.5:05 p.m.
Special Session on Quantum KacMoody Lie Algebras and Related Topics, I
Kitty Hawk, Greensboro Hilton Hotel
Organizers:
Naihuan Jing, North Carolina State University
Kailash C. Misra, North Carolina State University

2:15 p.m.
On the equality of Krull and global dimensions.
Ellen E. Kirkman*, Wake Forest University
James J. Kuzmanovich, Wake Forest University
(90616109)

2:45 p.m.
AuslanderGorenstein rings and their injective resolutions.
Kaushal Ajitabh, University of Texas, Austin
S. Paul Smith, University of Washington
James Zhang*, University of Washington
(9061687)

3:15 p.m.
Quantum group constructions.
Edward L. Green*, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
(9061604)

3:45 p.m.
Automorphisms of vertex operator algebras.
Robert Louis Griess, Jr.*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(90617119)

4:15 p.m.
The structure of generalized KacMoody algebras.
Elizabeth Graf Jurisich*, University of Chicago
(90617148)

4:45 p.m.
Quantum deformations of the imaginary Verma modules of $A_1^{(1)}$.
Duncan J. Melville*, Saint Lawrence University
(9061785)

Friday November 17, 1995, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems, I
Triad Ballroom East, Greensboro Hilton Hotel
Organizers:
Alexandra Kurepa, North Carolina A & T State University
Stephen B. Robinson, Wake Forest University

2:15 p.m.
Existence of symmetric deformations of membrane caps.
John V. Baxley*, Wake Forest University
(9063496)

2:45 p.m.
On energy estimates for nonlinear wave equations with nonautonomous damping.
Xiaodong Zhu*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(90635172)

3:15 p.m.
Existence and asymptotic behavior for semilinear periodicparabolic equations with nonlinear boundary conditions.
Mubenga Ngandu Nkashama*, University of Alabama, Birmingham
(90635188)

3:45 p.m.
Nonsymmetric solutions to elliptic problems on symmetric regions.
Alfonso Castro*, University of North Texas
(90635147)

4:15 p.m.
Perturbations of the $p$Laplacian on bounded and on cylindrical domains.
David G. Costa*, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(90635145)

4:45 p.m.
Strongly indefinite systems and Floer homology.
Robert C. Vandervorst*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Sigurd B. Angenent, University of Wisconsin, Madison
(9064918)

5:15 p.m.
A quasilinear singular boundary value problem.
Y. S. Choi*, University of Connecticut, Storrs
Patrick J. McKenna, University of Connecticut, Storrs
Alan C. Lazer, University of Miami
(90635179)

Friday November 17, 1995, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
Special Session on SetTheoretic Topology, II
Triad Ballroom Central, Greensboro Hilton Hotel
Organizers:
Jerry E. Vaughan, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

2:15 p.m.
A non normal product.
Mary E. Rudin*, University of Wisconsin, Madison
(9065415)

2:45 p.m.
The metrizability number and related invariants of spaces. Part {\rm I}.
Mohammad Ismail*, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Andrzej Szymanski, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
(90654125)

3:15 p.m.
The metrizability number and related invariants of spaces. Part {\rm II}.
Mohammad Ismail, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Andrzej Szymanski*, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
(90654126)

3:45 p.m.
The specialization in skew compact spaces.
Ralph D. Kopperman*, City College, City University of New York
(90654133)

4:15 p.m.
The classification of metrics and multivariate data analysis.
Stephen Watson*, York University
(90654177)

4:45 p.m.
Realcompactness vs. pseudocompactness.
Charles E. Aull*, Virginia Polytech Institute & State University
(9065498)

5:15 p.m.
When is an initially $\omega_1$ compact separable $T_3$ space compact?
I. Juhasz*, Magyar Tudomanyos Akademia, Budapest, Hungary
(90654191)

Friday November 17, 1995, 2:15 p.m.5:05 p.m.
Special Session on Number Theory and Related Topics, II
Southern Cresent BallroomGeorgia, Greensboro Hilton Hotel
Organizers:
Theresa P. Vaughan, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

2:15 p.m.
On Dickson polynomials, R\'edei functions, and formal group laws.
Paul T. Young*, University of Charleston
(90611141)

2:45 p.m.
An explicit upper bound of the Riemann zeta function in the critical strip.
Yuanyou Cheng*, University of Georgia
(90611192)

3:15 p.m.
Approximations to $\pi$ via modular equations for the Dedekind $\eta$function.
Frank G. Garvan*, University of Florida
(90611160)

3:45 p.m.
The average witness is $2$.
Ronald Joseph Burthe, Jr.*, University of Georgia
(9061120)

4:15 p.m.
Some rook polynomials with real roots related to hypergeometric series.
James B. Haglund*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(90611118)

4:45 p.m.
Computations of class numbers of quadratic fields.
Anitha Srinivasan*, University of Georgia
(90611205)

Friday November 17, 1995, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
Special Session on Complexity Theory, II
Blue Ridge, Greensboro Hilton Hotel
Organizers:
Jie Wang, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

2:15 p.m.
Tree canonization and transitive closure.
Kousha Etessami, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Neil Immerman*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(9066837)

2:45 p.m.
The study on the computation theory over ordered rings and fields.
Li Xiang*, Guizhou University, People's Republic of China
Li Guangyuan, Guizhou University, People's Republic of China
Song Ronggong, Guizhou University, People's Republic of China
(9066839)

3:15 p.m.
Resource bounded measure, then and now.
Luc Longpre*, University of Texas, El Paso
(9066840)

3:45 p.m.
Observations on measure and lowness for $\Delta_2^P$.
Jack H. Lutz*, Iowa State University
(9066825)

4:15 p.m.
Independence properties of algorithmically random sequences.
Steven M. Kautz*, RandolphMacon Woman's College
(9066838)

4:45 p.m.
The $PL$ hierarchy collapses.
Mitsunori Ogihara*, University of Rochester
(9066841)

5:15 p.m.
Applications of errorcorrecting codes in complexity theory.
Kenneth W. Regan*, State University of New York, Buffalo
(9066842)

5:45 p.m.
Nonimmunity of $NEXP$complete sets.
Nicholas Tran*, University of Pennsylvania
(9066845)

Friday November 17, 1995, 2:15 p.m.5:05 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Combinatorics of Posets and Tableaux, II
Southern Cresent BallroomCarolina, Greensboro Hilton Hotel
Organizers:
Lynne M. Butler, Haverford College
Curtis Greene, Haverford College

2:15 p.m.
Subset sums spanning abelian groups.
Jerrold Robinson Griggs*, University of South Carolina, Columbia
(90605162)

2:45 p.m.
Unimodality and Schur functions.
Victor S. Reiner, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Dennis W. Stanton*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(90605120)

3:15 p.m.
Bitableaux bases for diagonally invariant polynomial quotient rings.
Edward E. Allen*, Wake Forest University
(9060581)

3:45 p.m.
Plane partitions and reduced words.
Sergey Fomin*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Anatolii Nikolaevich Kirillov, University of Tokyo, Japan
(90605105)

4:15 p.m.
Super Catalan numbers.
Ira M. Gessel*, Brandeis University
(90605153)

4:45 p.m.
Polynomiality of entries in the Macdonald $q,t$ Kostka table.
Adriano M. Garsia*, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla
(90605150)
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