
Joint Mathematics Meetings AMS Special Session
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Joint Mathematics Meetings
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston Marriott Hotel, and Boston Sheraton Hotel, Boston, MA
January 47, 2012 (Wednesday  Saturday)
Meeting #1077
Associate secretaries:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Gerard A Venema, MAA venema@calvin.edu
AMSMAA Special Session on the History of Mathematics

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on the History of Mathematics, I
Back Bay Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University despeaux@wcu.edu Craig Fraser, University of Toronto Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College

8:00 a.m.
Mathematical Schemes in Babylonian Astral Medicine.
John Steele*, Brown University
(107701455)

8:30 a.m.
Proportion Theory in Medieval Astronomical Works.
Henry T. Zepeda*, Dept. of the History of Science, University of Oklahoma
(1077012662)

9:00 a.m.
On Finding Times of True Syzygy in the Fifteenth Century: Melchion de Friquento's Eclipse Tables of 1437.
Richard L. Kremer*, Dartmouth College
(107701556)

9:30 a.m.
The Evolution of Geometry in ancient China, from the newly discovered Shu and Suan shu shu bamboo texts to the Nine Chapters.
Joseph W. Dauben*, Herbert H. Lehman College, The CIty University of New York
(107701501)

10:00 a.m.
Who reads mathematics? A case study from Mesopotamia.
Duncan J. Melville*, St. Lawrence University
(1077011669)

10:30 a.m.
Euclid's Elements in Spanish, during the XVII century.
Alejandro R. Garciadiego*, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
(10770182)

Wednesday January 4, 2012, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on the History of Mathematics, II
Back Bay Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University despeaux@wcu.edu Craig Fraser, University of Toronto Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College

2:15 p.m.
Toward Algebra as a General ProblemSolving Technique: Rafael Bombelli to Francois Viète.
Karen V. H. Parshall*, University of Virginia
(1077011593)

2:45 p.m.
Newton and the NeoPythagorean Tradition.
Niccolo' Guicciardini*, University of Bergamo, Italy
(107701422)

3:15 p.m.
Evolutes in the works of Huygens and Johann(I) Bernoulli.
Robert E Bradley*, Adelphi University
(1077011416)

3:45 p.m.
We The Jury: The Mathematics of Group Decisions From Condorcet to Cournot.
Jeff A Suzuki*, Brooklyn College
(10770173)

4:15 p.m.
Boscovich and the Line of Best Fit.
Lawrence A. D'Antonio*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(107701743)

4:45 p.m.
C.H. Kummell and the Method of Least Squares.
J. J. Tattersall*, Providence College
Asta Shomberg, Providence College
(107701425)

5:15 p.m.
Toward a history of the squarepeg problem.
John McCleary*, Vassar College
(1077512102)

5:45 p.m.
Human collectives in mathematical practices: the example of the writing of a theorem, the kernel theorem of Laurent Schwartz (19152002).
AnneSandrine Paumier*, Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, Paris
(1077011510)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on the History of Mathematics, III
Back Bay Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University despeaux@wcu.edu Craig Fraser, University of Toronto Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College

8:00 a.m.
The Genius in Mathematics.
Anjing Qu*, Northwest University, Xian, China
(1077011459)

8:30 a.m.
Analogies between algebra and number theory: Some uses of congruences in France between 1801 and 1850.
Jenny Boucard*, Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu (Paris)
(1077011816)

9:00 a.m.
The teaching of Algebra in France (18091914).
Caroline Ehrhardt*, ENSLyon/Institut français de l'éducation, Service d'histoire de l'éducation
(1077012033)

9:30 a.m.
Linear groups in Galois fields between France and the U.S.A. at the turn of the 20th century.
Frédéric Brechenmacher*, University of LilleNorth of France (U. Artois). Laboratoire de mathématiques de Lens.
(1077011248)

10:00 a.m.
Hans Frederik Blichfeldt.
Sebastien Gauthier*, Institut Camille Jordan, Université Lyon 1  Claude Bernard
(1077011514)

10:30 a.m.
Cambridge mathematics in the north: Peter Guthrie Tait, Philip Kelland and the local nature of mathematics in Edinburgh, 18581865.
Josipa Petrunic*, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto
(1077011532)

11:00 a.m.
Mathematics for Public Consumption: Augustus De Morgan's Anonymous Reviews for the Athenaeum.
Sloan Evans Despeaux*, Western Carolina University
(1077011530)

11:30 a.m.
Rhetorics of international communication and cooperation: MittagLeffler and Swedish mathematics, 18801920.
Laura E. Turner*, University of Artois
(1077012385)

Thursday January 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on the History of Mathematics, IV
Back Bay Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Organizers: Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University despeaux@wcu.edu Craig Fraser, University of Toronto Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College

1:00 p.m.
Mathematics in the Republic of China: A Centennial Overview.
Yibao Xu*, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY
WannSheng Horng, National Taiwan Normal University
(107701418)

1:30 p.m.
How to Assess Influence: Wu WenTsun's Work in Measure, Number and Weight.
Jiri Hudecek*, Needham Research Institute, Cambridge
(1077011508)

2:00 p.m.
Elevating the ranking of American mathematics departments 19001940.
David E Zitarelli*, Temple University
(1077011276)

2:30 p.m.
"It Is No Good Baking Cakes If Pies Are Wanted": The American Mathematics Community in the 1970s Job Market Crisis.
Alma Steingart*, MIT
(1077011562)

3:00 p.m.
Break.

3:30 p.m.
The Design of Intuition: Computing and Mathematical Proof.
Stephanie Dick*, Harvard University, Department of History of Science
(1077012031)
