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2001 Spring Southeastern Section Meeting
Columbia, SC, March 1618, 2001
Meeting #963
Associate secretaries:
John L Bryant, AMS
bryant@math.fsu.edu
Friday March 16, 2001

Friday March 16, 2001, 8:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Lobby, Gambrell Hall

Friday March 16, 2001, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on Banach Spaces, I
Room 005, Gambrell Hall
Organizers:
George Androulakis, University of South Carolina, Columbia giorgis@math.sc.edu
Stephen Dilworth, University of South Carolina, Columbia dilworth@math.sc.edu
Maria K. Girardi, University of South Carolina, Columbia girardi@math.sc.edu

8:00 a.m.
Notes on Subspaces of Certain Rearrangement Invariant Spaces.
Andrew B Perry*, Springfield College
(96346188)

8:30 a.m.
On Lorentz spaces $\Gamma_{p,w}$.
Anna H Kami\'nska*, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Lech Maligranda, Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden
(96346186)

9:00 a.m.
A disjointess type property of averaging operators.
Beata Randrianantoanina*, Miami University, Ohio
(96346197)

9:30 a.m.
Noncommutative subsequence principles.
Narcisse Randrianantoanina*, Miami University
(9634699)

10:00 a.m.
Representation spaces for the essential spectra of positive operators.
Vladimir G Troitsky*, University of Texas, Austin.
(96346225)

10:30 a.m.
The pseudoDaugavet property of Banach spaces.
Timur Oikhberg*, The University of Texas at Austin
(96346202)

11:00 a.m.
An Operator Hilbert space without the operator approximation property.
Alvaro Arias*, University of Texas at San Antonio
(96346105)

11:30 a.m.
Convex combinations of extreme points in operator algebras.
Elias Katsoulis*, East Carolina University
(9634754)

Friday March 16, 2001, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Discrete and Computational Geometry and Graph Drawing, I
Room 431, Gambrell Hall
Organizers:
Farhad Shahrokhi, University of North Texas
Laszlo A. Szekely, University of South Carolina, Columbia laszlo@math.sc.edu

8:30 a.m.
Geometric Inclusion Orders.
William T. Trotter*, Arizona State University
(9630672)

9:30 a.m.
Point Pattern Matching and Almost Congruent Subsets.
Peter Brass*, Free University, Berlin
(9635256)

10:00 a.m.
The number of directions determined by points in the threedimensional Euclidean space.
Aart Blokhuis, Technical University of Technology
\'Akos Seress*, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
(9635270)

10:30 a.m.
Crossings in geometric complete graphs.
Heiko Harborth*, Techn. Univ. Braunschweig, Germany
(9630519)

11:00 a.m.
Unit chords of a convex domain.
Bernardo M. \'Abrego, Rutgers University
Silvia Fern\'andez*, Rutgers University
(9635276)

Friday March 16, 2001, 8:30 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Special Session on Algebras, Lattices, Varieties, I
Room 247, Gambrell Hall
Organizers:
George F. McNulty, University of South Carolina mcnulty@math.sc.edu
Ralph S. Freese, University of Hawaii ralph@math.hawaii.edu
James B. Nation, University of Hawaii jb@math.hawaii.edu

8:30 a.m.
Submonoids of the Additive Monoid of Natural Numbers.
Leslie Cohn*, The Citadel
(96306148)

9:00 a.m.
Semidistributive inverse semigroups.
Katherine G JohnstonThom*, University of Charleston, SC
Peter R Jones, Marquette University
(9630863)

9:30 a.m.
Sheaf Representations Revisited.
Stephen D Comer*, The Citadel
(9630867)

10:00 a.m.
The Controversy About Continuous Clustering.
Melvin F Janowitz*, DimacsRutgers University
(9636245)

10:30 a.m.
Posets That Locally Resemble Distributive Lattices: An Extension of Stanley's Theorem (with Connections to Buildings and Diagram Geometries).
Jonathan D Farley*, Vanderbilt University
Stefan E Schmidt, University of Mainz
(96306235)

11:00 a.m.
Canonical extensions of bounded distributive lattice expansions.
Mai Gehrke, New Mexico State University
Bjarni J\'onsson*, Vanderbilt University
(96306112)

Friday March 16, 2001, 9:15 a.m.11:25 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Biology, I
Room 321, Gambrell Hall
Organizers:
Douglas B. Meade, University of South Carolina, Columbia meade@math.sc.edu
Matthew Miller, University of South Carolina, Columbia miller@math.sc.edu
David Wethey, University of South Carolina, Columbia wethey@biol.sc.edu

9:15 a.m.
Using delay differential equations in studying data from individuals infected with HIV1.
Patrick Nelson*, University of Michigan
(96392217)

10:00 a.m.
Linear Conjecture for Spread in Cooperative Models.
Bingtuan Li*, University of Utah
Hans F Weinberger, University of Minnesota
Mark A Lewis, University of Utah
(96392138)

10:30 a.m.
An Algebraic Combinatorial Model of Emerging Biochemical Reaction Networks.
Joseph S. Oliveira*, Pacific North West National Laboratory
Janet JonesOliveira, Pacific North West National Laboratory
Colin G. Bailey, Victoria University, Wellington
(9639264)

11:00 a.m.
A mathematical model of in vitro cancer cell growth and treatment with the antimitotic agent Curacin A.
Frank Kozusko*, Hampton University
PaoHsiu Chen, Dept. of Environmental \& Occupational Health, University of Pittsburg
Stephen G. Grant, MageeWomens Research Institute and University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Billy W. Day, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
John Carl Panetta, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
(96392219)

Friday March 16, 2001, 9:30 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, I
Room 402, Gambrell Hall
Organizers:
Jerrold R. Griggs, University of South Carolina, Columbia griggs@math.sc.edu

9:30 a.m.
Domination DotCritical Graphs.
David P Sumner*, University of South Carolina
Tamara A Burton, University of South Carolina
(96305231)

10:00 a.m.
Grundy and Parsimoneous Proper Colorings of Graphs.
S T Hedetniemi, Clemson University
R. C. Laskar*, Clemson University
(96305111)

10:30 a.m.
A distancedegree condition and nonseparating paths.
Stephen C Locke*, Florida Atlantic University
H.J. Voss, Technical University Dresden
(96305241)

11:00 a.m.
Shattering News.
Richard P Anstee, University of British Columbia
Lajos Ronyai, Computer and Automation Institute, Hungarian
Attila Sali*, Department of Computer Science, Indiana UniversityPurdue University at Fort Wayne
(96305240)

11:30 a.m.
Equitable colorings of outerplanar graphs.
Alexandr V Kostochka*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(96305118)

Friday March 16, 2001, 10:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Analytic Number Theory, I
Room 151, Gambrell Hall
Organizers:
Michael A. Filaseta, University of South Carolina, Columbia filaseta@math.sc.edu
Ognian Trifonov, University of South Carolina, Columbia trifonov@math.sc.edu

10:00 a.m.
Turan's method and ridge approximation of harmonic functions.
Konstantin I Oskolkov*, University of South Carolina
(96341207)

10:30 a.m.
A New Irreducibility Test for Lacunary 0,1Polynomials.
Douglas B Meade*, University of South Carolina
(96311124)

11:00 a.m.
Further Results on Generalizations of Irreducibility Theorems of I. Schur.
Martha A Allen*, University of South Carolina
(96311185)

Friday March 16, 2001, 12:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Lobby, Gambrell Hall

Friday March 16, 2001, 1:15 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Room 153, Gambrell Hall
Mathematics problems in the (re)construction of shape.
Room 153, Gambrell Hall
Herbert Edelsbrunner*, Duke University and Raindrop Geomagic
(9636801)

Friday March 16, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Discrete and Computational Geometry and Graph Drawing, II
Room 431, Gambrell Hall
Organizers:
Farhad Shahrokhi, University of North Texas
Laszlo A. Szekely, University of South Carolina, Columbia laszlo@math.sc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Cutting Circles into Pseudosegments and Improved Bounds for Incidences.
Boris Aronov, Polytechnic University
Micha Sharir*, Tel Aviv University
(9630560)

3:30 p.m.
Some Remarks on Combinatorial Geometry and Additive Number Theory.
Gy\"orgy Elekes*, E\"otv\"os University, Budapest
Imre Z. Ruzsa, R\'enyi Institute, Budapest
(9635284)

4:00 p.m.
Contact graphs of translative packings of convex discs in the plane.
Konrad J Swanepoel*, University of South Africa
(9635259)

4:30 p.m.
On Curves Morphings.
Alon Efrat*, University of Arizona
(9636882)

5:00 p.m.
Almost disjoint triangles in 3space  On a problem of Gil Kalai.
Gyula A Karolyi*, Eotvos University, Budapest
(9635268)

Friday March 16, 2001, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Structures Associated with Lie Theory, I
Room 124, Gambrell Hall
Organizers:
Ben L. Cox, College of Charleston bcox@cofc.edu
Elizabeth Jurisich, College of Charleston jurisiche@math.cofc.edu
Oleg Smirnov, College of Charleston smirnovo@math.cofc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Explicit algebraic constructions on topological vertex operator algebras (Preliminary Report).
Fusun Akman*, Coastal Carolina University
(96317167)

3:00 p.m.
Two Realizations of Toroidal $\mathfrak{sl}(2)$.
Ben L Cox*, College of Charleston
(96317141)

3:30 p.m.
The Space of OnePoint Correlation Functions for Certain $c=24$ Holomorphic Vertex Operator Algebras.
Katherine L Hurley*, University of California, Santa Cruz
(96317126)

4:00 p.m.
Break

4:30 p.m.
Twisted vertex representations and spin groups.
Naihuan Jing*, North Carolina State Univ.
(96317139)

Friday March 16, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, II
Room 402, Gambrell Hall
Organizers:
Jerrold R. Griggs, University of South Carolina, Columbia griggs@math.sc.edu

2:30 p.m.
On the circularcoloring integer critical graphs.
Bing Zhou*, Trent University
(96305166)

3:00 p.m.
The relaxed coloring game on chordal graphs.
Charles Dunn, Arizona State University
H. A Kierstead*, Arizona State University
(96305242)

3:30 p.m.
Defective Coloring Revisited.
Lenore Cowen*, Johns Hopkins University
(96305232)

4:00 p.m.
Graph Minors and Reliable Single Message Transmission.
Andre Kundgen*, California State University, San Marcos
Faith E Fich, University of Toronto
Mike Pelsmajer, University of Illinois
Radhika Ramamurthi, University of Illinois
(96305191)

4:30 p.m.
Density of Integral Sets with Missing Differences.
Daphne DerFen Liu*, California State University, Los Angeles
Xuding Zhu, National Sun Yatsen University, Taiwan
(96305187)

5:00 p.m.
Graph Partitions.
Pavol Hell*, Simon Fraser University
(96305147)

Friday March 16, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Approximation and Wavelets, I
Room 152, Gambrell Hall
Organizers:
Konstantin Oskolkov, University of South Carolina, Columbia oskolkov@math.sc.edu
Pencho Petrushev, University of South Carolina, Columbia pencho@math.sc.edu
Vladimir Temlyakov, University of South Carolina, Columbia temlyak@math.sc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Multiresolution Analysis Based on Hilbert Transform.
Peter G Binev*, University of South Carolina
(96341226)

3:00 p.m.
Constructions of wavelet frames.
Alexander Petukhov*, University of South Carolina
(9634198)

3:30 p.m.
On efficiency of numerical optimization in fuzzy $c$means clustering.
Yingkang Hu*, Georgia Southern University
Richard Hathaway, Georgia Southern University
(9634993)

4:00 p.m.
Break

4:30 p.m.
Entropic and Relaxed Entropic Schemes for Conservation Laws.
Bojan D Popov*, Vanderbilt University
(96341114)

5:00 p.m.
Wavelets and Besov regularity of solutions of elliptic PDE.
Marius Mitrea*, University of MissouriColumbia
(96335168)

Friday March 16, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Banach Spaces, II
Room 005, Gambrell Hall
Organizers:
George Androulakis, University of South Carolina, Columbia giorgis@math.sc.edu
Stephen Dilworth, University of South Carolina, Columbia dilworth@math.sc.edu
Maria K. Girardi, University of South Carolina, Columbia girardi@math.sc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Twisted sums and extensions of operators.
Nigel J Kalton*, University of Missouri
(9634648)

3:00 p.m.
QuasiBanach spaces that Encode Topological Information.
James W Roberts*, University of South Carolina
(96346142)

3:30 p.m.
Lebesgue spaces and the projective tensor product.
Qingying Bu, Kent State University
Joe Diestel*, Banach Center, Kent State
(96346218)

4:00 p.m.
The fixed point property for subsets of $c_0$.
Patrick N Dowling*, Miami University
Chris Lennard, University of Pittsburgh
Barry Turett, Oakland University
(96346210)

4:30 p.m.
Nonweakly compact, closed, bounded, convex subsets of $c_0$ and the failure of the FPP.
Paddy Dowling, Miami U.
Chris Lennard*, U. Pittsburgh and Miami U.
Barry Turett, Oakland U.
(96346237)

5:00 p.m.
Complemented isometric copies of $L_{1}$ in dual Banach spaces.
James N Hagler*, University of Denver
(9634694)

Friday March 16, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:45 p.m.
Special Session on Geometry of Curves and Surfaces, I
Room 302, Gambrell Hall
Organizers:
Mohammad Ghomi, University of South Carolina, Columbia ghomi@math.sc.edu
Ralph E. Howard, University of South Carolina, Columbia howard@math.sc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Integrable Geometric Evolution Equations for Curves.
Thomas A. Ivey*, College of Charleston
(9635313)

3:00 p.m.
Evolving piecewise linear convex curves in the plane.
Alina Stancu*, Universite des Sciences et Technologies de Lille
(96353149)

3:30 p.m.
Constructing Knot Isotopies with Geometric Constraints Using Holonomic Space Curves.
Eddie Fuller*, Duke University
(96353140)

4:00 p.m.
A notion of criticality for ropelength.
Joseph H Fu*, University of Georgia
(96349196)

4:30 p.m.
Ropelength, thickness and conformal modulus of links.
Rob Kusner*, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
(96353192)

5:00 p.m.
Many knot energies are minimized by circles.
Aaron Abrams, University of Georgia
Jason H Cantarella*, University of Georgia
Joseph Fu, University of Georgia
Mohammad Ghomi, University of South Carolina
Ralph Howard, University of South Carolina
(96353216)

Friday March 16, 2001, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Analytic Number Theory, II
Room 151, Gambrell Hall
Organizers:
Michael A. Filaseta, University of South Carolina, Columbia filaseta@math.sc.edu
Ognian Trifonov, University of South Carolina, Columbia trifonov@math.sc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Factorization of polynomials with small Euclidean norm.
Robert F Murphy*, University of South Carolina
(96311221)

3:00 p.m.
On unionclosed families.
Theresa P Vaughan*, UNCGreensboro
(9630573)

3:30 p.m.
Nonuniformities in Chebyshev's Bias.
Richard H Hudson*, University of South Carolina
(96311125)

4:00 p.m.
Distribution of prime ideals of quadratic fields and prime values of binary quadratic forms.
Glyn Harman, University of London
Angel V Kumchev*, University of South Carolina
Philip Lewis, University of Wales
(96311223)

4:30 p.m.
New bounds for the Riemann zeta function and applications.
Kevin Ford*, University of South Carolina
(9631174)

Friday March 16, 2001, 2:30 p.m.4:55 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Biology, II
Room 321, Gambrell Hall
Organizers:
Douglas B. Meade, University of South Carolina, Columbia meade@math.sc.edu
Matthew Miller, University of South Carolina, Columbia miller@math.sc.edu
David Wethey, University of South Carolina, Columbia wethey@biol.sc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Nonlinear Phenomena in Population Dynamics: Models, Mathematical/Statistical Analyses, and Biological Experiments.
J. M Cushing*, University of Arizona
(96392106)

3:00 p.m.
Frequencydependent interactions and coexistence among species.
Jane Molofsky*, University of Vermont
James D Bever, Indiana University
Janis Antonovics, University of Virginia
Timothy J Newman, University of Virginia
(9639288)

3:30 p.m.
Discussion

4:00 p.m.
Discussion: Individual or Aggregate Models

4:30 p.m.
Discussion: Mathematics and BiologyA Stable Mixture?

Friday March 16, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Algebras, Lattices, Varieties, II
Room 247, Gambrell Hall
Organizers:
George F. McNulty, University of South Carolina mcnulty@math.sc.edu
Ralph S. Freese, University of Hawaii ralph@math.hawaii.edu
James B. Nation, University of Hawaii jb@math.hawaii.edu

2:30 p.m.
Solution of Birkhoff's problem and redefining the arithmetic of finite ordered sets.
Ralph N McKenzie*, Vanderbilt University
(96306108)

3:30 p.m.
On the variety generated by tournaments.
Miklos Maroti*, Vanderbilt University
(96308180)

4:00 p.m.
Varieties having Boolean factor congruences.
Ross Willard*, University of Waterloo
(9630895)

4:30 p.m.
Structure of subdirectly irreducible algebras in finitely decidable locally finite varieties.
Dejan Delic*, Vanderbilt University
(96308199)

5:00 p.m.
Interpretations Preserving Pseudorecusiveness.
Benjamin Wells*, University of San Francisco
(96308136)

5:30 p.m.
A note on homomorphic images, subalgebras and various products.
Boza R Tasic*, University of Waterloo, Canada
(9630875)

Friday March 16, 2001, 5:45 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Department of Mathematics Reception
Roof Garden, Gambrell Hall

Friday March 16, 2001, 6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Erd\H os Memorial Lecture
Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Paul Erd{\H o}s, and me.
Room 153, Gambrell Hall
Carl Pomerance*, Bell Laboratories  Lucent Technologies
(9631106)
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