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2002 Spring Western Section Meeting
Portland, OR, June 2022, 2002
Meeting #978
Associate secretaries: Bernard Russo, AMS brusso@math.uci.edu
Friday June 21, 2002

Friday June 21, 2002, 8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Atrium, Third Floor, Neuberger Hall

Friday June 21, 2002, 8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Room 307, Neuberger Hall

Friday June 21, 2002, 8:20 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Geometry and Combinatorics, I
Room 385, Neuberger Hall Organizers: Eric Babson, University of Washington babson@math.washington.edu
Rekha Thomas, University of Washington thomas@math.washington.edu
Sergey Yuzvinsky, University of Oregon yuz@darkwing.uoregon.edu

8:20 a.m.
Vector configurations and toric varieties.
Gregory G Smith*, Barnard College
(97814117)

9:00 a.m.
Combinatorics and Quotients of Toric Varieties.
Yi Hu*, University of Arizona
(97805106)

9:40 a.m.
Cohomology of wonderful compactifications and intersection theory on toric varieties.
EvaMaria E. Feichtner*, ETH Zurich
Sergey Yuzvinsky, University of Oregon
(97851100)

10:20 a.m.
A simple formula for the Todd class of a toric variety (that sometimes works). Preliminary Report.
Graham Denham, University of Western Ontario
Hugh Thomas*, University of Western Ontario
(9781453)

Friday June 21, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Qualitative Properties and Applications of Functional Equations, II
Room 388, Neuberger Hall Organizers: Theodore A. Burton, Southern Illinois University taburton@olypen.com

8:30 a.m.
Absolute Stability for Neutral Systems.
C. Corduneanu*, Univ. of Texas,Arlington
(9783416)

9:00 a.m.
Asymptotic behavior in some classes of functional differential equations.
Mehran Mahdavi*, Bowie State University
(9784569)

9:30 a.m.
A Quenching Problem for a Nonlinear Volterra Integral Equation.
Colleen M. Kirk*, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Catherine A. Roberts, College of the Holy Cross
(9784547)

10:00 a.m.
The analysis of some characteristic equations arising in population and epidemic models.
Fred Brauer*, University of British Columbia
(9789250)

10:30 a.m.
Questions/Conjectures.

Friday June 21, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Biology, II
Room 373, Neuberger Hall Organizers: Richard S. Gomulkiewicz, Washington State University gomulki@wsu.edu
Sebastian Schreiber, Western Washington University sschreib@cc.wwu.edu

8:30 a.m.
Nonequilibiurm Thermodynamics of Living Biochemical Processes  Motor Proteins, GTPase Signaling, and LargeScale Biochemical Networks.
Hong Qian*, University of Washington
(9789227)

9:00 a.m.
Ratchets, Power Strokes, and Molecular Motors.
Hongyun Wang*, University of California, Santa Cruz
(9783599)

9:30 a.m.
An integrative model of internal axoneme mechanics and external fluid dynamics in sperm motility.
Robert Dillon*, Washington State University
Lisa Fauci, Tulane University
Charlotte Omoto, Washington State University
(9789248)

10:00 a.m.
Determining the mobility of actin proteins in the cell nucleus with a compartmental model.
Gerda de Vries*, University of Alberta
(97892105)

10:30 a.m.
Discussion.

Friday June 21, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Quantum Topology, I
Room 381, Neuberger Hall Organizers: Douglas G. Bullock, Boise State University bullock@math.boisestate.edu
Joanna M. KaniaBartoszynska, Boise State University kania@math.boisestate.edu
Uwe Kaiser, Boise State University kaiser@math.boisestate.edu

8:30 a.m.
Generalized Casson Invariants and Gauge Theory.
Christopher M. Herald*, University of Nevada, Reno
(9785793)

9:30 a.m.
Cyclotomic Integer Expansion of the Fibonacci TQFT and Applications.
Thomas Kerler*, The Ohio State University
(9785774)

10:00 a.m.
Quantum Invariants away from roots of unity.
Charles D Frohman*, University of Iowa
Joanna M KaniaBartoszynska, Boise State University
(9785749)

Friday June 21, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Session on Innovations in Teaching Undergraduates
Room 364, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Monte Boisen, University of Idaho

Friday June 21, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Session on Undergraduate Research: Programs That Work
Room 343, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Daniel Kim, Southern Oregon University

Friday June 21, 2002, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Special Presentation
Mathematically inspired, computergenerated poster art.
Room 350, Neuberger Hall
Presenters:
Jeffrey Ely, Lewis \& Clark College

Friday June 21, 2002, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
The MAA's role in the future of undergraduate mathematics.
Room 338, Smith Memorial Center
Tina H. Straley*, Mathematical Association of America
(9780010)

Friday June 21, 2002, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Modular curves and their twisted analogues.
Room 338, Smith Memorial Center
Kenneth A. Ribet*, University of California Berkeley
(9781102)

Friday June 21, 2002, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Qualitative Properties and Applications of Functional Equations, III
Room 388, Neuberger Hall Organizers: Theodore A. Burton, Southern Illinois University taburton@olypen.com

2:30 p.m.
Local Boundedness in Functional Differential Equations.
Junji Kato*, Miyagi University
(9783426)

3:00 p.m.
Formulas of Liapunov Functions for Systems of Linear Partial Differential Equations.
Bo Zhang*, Fayetteville State University
(9783551)

3:30 p.m.
Jensen's Inequality and Liapunov's Direct Method.
Leigh C Becker*, Christian Brothers University
Theodore A Burton, Southern Illinois University
(9783431)

4:00 p.m.
Regularity of weak solutions to Maxwell's equations and applications to microwave heating.
HongMing Yin*, Washington State University
(9783524)

4:30 p.m.
Questions/Conjectures.

Friday June 21, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Geometry and Combinatorics, II
Room 385, Neuberger Hall Organizers: Eric Babson, University of Washington babson@math.washington.edu
Rekha Thomas, University of Washington thomas@math.washington.edu
Sergey Yuzvinsky, University of Oregon yuz@darkwing.uoregon.edu

2:30 p.m.
On orbifold cohomology.
Arkady Vaintrob*, University of Oregon
(9781491)

3:10 p.m.
Stable reductive varieties.
Valery Alexeev*, University of Georgia
(9781485)

3:50 p.m.
Wonderful blowups associated to group actions.
Lev A. Borisov, Columbia University
Paul E. Gunnells*, University of Massachusetts
(9781430)

4:30 p.m.
Affine approach to quantum Schubert calculus.
Alexander Postnikov*, M.I.T.
(9780578)

5:10 p.m.
$X^2=0$ and upper triangular matrices.
Brian David Rothbach*, U.C. Berkeley
(97805115)

Friday June 21, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on The Quintic Equation: Algebra and Geometry, I
Room 343, Neuberger Hall Organizers: Jerry Shurman, Reed College jerry@reed.edu
Scott Crass, California State University, Long Beach scrass@csulb.edu

2:30 p.m.
Questions related to quintics.
David S Dummit*, University of Vermont
(9781237)

3:20 p.m.
Generic Polynomials with Few Parameters.
Joe P Buhler*, Reed College
(9781192)

4:10 p.m.
Folding Viete's Postulates.
Roger C. Alperin*, San Jose State University
(9781280)

5:00 p.m.
The Kiepert Algorithm for Solution of the General Quintic Equation: An Exercise in "Mathematical Archaeology".
R. Bruce King*, University of Georgia
(9781221)

Friday June 21, 2002, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Biology, III
Room 373, Neuberger Hall Organizers: Richard S. Gomulkiewicz, Washington State University gomulki@wsu.edu
Sebastian Schreiber, Western Washington University sschreib@cc.wwu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Virus Dynamics: a global analysis.
Hal L Smith*, Arizona State University
Patrick Deleenheer, Arizona State University
(9789234)

3:00 p.m.
Disease induced oscillations between two competing species.
P. van den Driessche, University of Victoria
M.L. Zeeman*, University of Texas at San Antonio
(9789282)

3:30 p.m.
Likelihood, Simulation and Evaluation of a Class on NonNeutral Models with Selection.
Paul Joyce*, University of Utah
(9786246)

4:00 p.m.
Stochastic Demography and Coalescent Theory.
Ingemar Kaj, Uppsala University
Stephen Krone*, University of Idaho
Martin Lascoux, Uppsala University
Magnus Nordborg, University of Southern California
(9786081)

4:30 p.m.
Discussion.

Friday June 21, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Matroid Theory, II
Room 387, Neuberger Hall Organizers: Jennifer M. McNulty, University of Montana mcnulty@selway.umt.edu
Nancy Ann Neudauer, Pacific University nancy@pacificu.edu

2:30 p.m.
A Determinantal Identity for Oriented Matroids.
Thomas H. Brylawski*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(97805108)

3:00 p.m.
MaxFlow MinCut Duality for a Paint Shop Problem.
Winfried Hochstaettler*, BT University, Cottbus
Thomas Epping, BT University Cottbus
Marco Luebbecke, TU Braunschweig
(9789075)

3:30 p.m.
Various Chromatic Numbers of a Matroid.
Luis A Goddyn*, Simon Fraser University
Laura ChavezLomeli, Simon Fraser Universtiy
(97805121)

4:00 p.m.
Broken circuit and independence complexes of matroids.
Ed Swartz*, Cornell University
(9780556)

4:30 p.m.
Perfect Matroids.
Allan D. Mills*, Tennessee Tech. University
(9780554)

5:00 p.m.
Greedoid Invariants.
Chris A Clouse*, University of Montana
(9780595)

Friday June 21, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Quantum Topology, II
Room 381, Neuberger Hall Organizers: Douglas G. Bullock, Boise State University bullock@math.boisestate.edu
Joanna M. KaniaBartoszynska, Boise State University kania@math.boisestate.edu
Uwe Kaiser, Boise State University kaiser@math.boisestate.edu

2:30 p.m.
Symplectic Lie algebras, operads and graphs.
James R Conant*, Cornell University
Karen Vogtmann, Cornell University
(9781735)

3:30 p.m.
Rational moves on links measured by Burnside type groups.
Mieczyslaw K. Dabkowski, GWU
Jozef H. Przytycki*, George Washington University
(9785766)

4:00 p.m.
Burnside group of a link as an obstructions to the MontesinosNakanishi 3move conjecture.
Mieczyslaw K. Dabkowski*, George Washington University
Jozef H. Przytycki, George Washington University
(9785723)

4:30 p.m.
Twist sequences and finite quotients of knot groups.
Ted Stanford*, New Mexico State University
(97857125)

Friday June 21, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Association Schemes and DistanceRegular Graphs, II
Room 341, Neuberger Hall Organizers: John S. Caughman, Portland State University caughman@mth.pdx.edu
Paul M. Terwilliger, University of Wisconsin terwilli@math.wisc.edu

2:30 p.m.
On the Covering Radius of Simplex Codes.
Bharti Bhandari*, I. I. T. Kanpur
(97805109)

3:25 p.m.
The Last Subconstituent of a Bipartite Qpolynomial Distanceregular Graph.
John Caughman*, Portland State University
(97805110)

4:20 p.m.
Products of association schemes and their representations.
Sejeong Bang, POSTECH, Korea
Mitsugu Hirasaka, Busan National University, Korea
SungYell Song*, Iowa State University
(9780564)

Friday June 21, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics Education Research
Room 364, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Barbara E. Edwards, Oregon State University
Sam Hall, Willamette University

Friday June 21, 2002, 3:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Session for Contributed Papers
Room 350, Neuberger Hall

3:00 p.m.
An Extended Gap Theorem.
Dennis H. Nemzer*, California State University, Stanislaus
(9784207)

3:15 p.m.
On the Covering Radius of Simplex Codes.
M. C. Bhandari*, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur,India
C Durairajan, Govt. Arts College, Musri, T.Nadu, India.
(9789414)

3:30 p.m.
A Picard's type theorem for one operator of generalised integrodifferentiation.
Sergey N Kabanov*, Saratov State University, Russia
(9784513)

3:45 p.m.
Virtual Knots and Stable Handle Equivalence (Preliminary Report).
Heather A. Dye*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(9785522)

4:00 p.m.
Cortical Orientation Response Fields Are Canonical Coordinates for Constancy Lie Transformation Groups.
William C Hoffman*, Institute for Topological Psychology
(9789228)

Friday June 21, 2002, 7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
MAA Banquet and Invited Address
Innovative Experiments$\ldots$and how I survived them.
Second Floor, Great China Seafood Restaurant
Edward B. Burger*, Williams College
(9780009)
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