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EPADEL:A Semisesquicentennial History, 1926-2000

Appendix E Invited Lectures

Table E.0.1. Invited Lectures
Year Speaker Title
1926 Reynolds The evolutes of a certain type of symmetrical plane curves
1926 Mitchell The analogue for ideals of the Lagrange-Gauss theory
of quadratic forms
1926 Smail A new treatment of exponentials and logarithms on the basis
of a modified Dedekind theory of irrationals
1926 Smith The derivation and solution of certain ordinary differential equations
1926 Foberg The state course of study in mathematics
1927 Crawley Descartes’ Geometry
1927 Owens The Malfatti problem
1927 Dresden On matrix equations
1927 Wilson Space filling polyhedra
1927 Fort Difference equations
1927 Morris Positive integral solutions of an indeterminate equation
1928 Weida Errors in computation
1928 Bennett The geometry of the triangle
1928 Frink An algebraic method of differentiating
1928 Miller A mechanical theory of the solar corona
1928 Alexander Knots
1929 Lamson Wave mechanics
1929 Mitchell Group characters
1929 Eisenhart Dynamical trajectories and geodesics
1929 Ritt Integration in finite terms
1930 Shohat On orthogonal Tchebycheff polynomials
1930 Clawson A polar reciprocation of the complete quadrilateral
1930 Sheffer Some remarks on non-analytic functions
1930 Fort Almost-periodic functions
1931 Rupp Redundant co-ordinates
see, hear, and talk
1931 Smail On some fundamental conceptions in the theory of infinite processes
1931 Smith Italy and geometry
1931 Knebelman Different kinds of curvature
1931 Dresden Swarthmore honors course in mathematics
1932 Raynor Some boundary value problems in potential theory
1932 Kline The independent arcs of a continuous curve
Table E.0.2. Invited Lectures, Table 2
Year Speaker Title
1932 Lehr On curves with assigned singularities
1932 Frink The problem of measure
1932 Mitchell The life and work of Ramanujan
1933 Starke Binomial congruences
1933 Brinkmann The interpretation of imaginaries in projective geometry
1933 Wilder Connectivity of spaces
1933 Kasner Polygons and groups
1934 Shohat On some applications of Taylor’s Formula
1934 Oakley On successive approximations in differential equations
1934 Benner Some geometry associated with \(\lim_{N\rightarrow\infty}\left(1+\frac1N\right)^N\)
1935 Moore Mathematics and poetry
1935 Bailey Collegiate curricula in mathematics in this section
1935 Witmer Quantum mechanics
1935 Hedlund A macroanalysis of some simple dynamical systems
1935 Rau The teaching of mathematics in the Pennsylvania German schools
1935 Bochner Almost-periodic functions
1936 Clarkson Remarks on abstract spaces
1936 Cairns Triangulations and related problems
1936 Wilks Inverse probability and fiducial inference
1936 Murray The undergraduate comprehensive exam
1937 Grant Farey series
1937 Owens, F. Some multiple perspective relationships
1937 Rademacher On the Bernoulli numbers and the Von Staudt-Clausen theorem
1937 Wheeler, A.H. Stellated polyhedra, illustrated with models
1938 Wheeler, A. P Functions and sequences
1938 Tucker Undergraduate courses in topology and other phases of geometry
1938 Carpenter Meeting the challenge to secondary mathematics
1938 Yates Linkages
1939 Lehmer Mechanical aids in the theory of numbers
1939 Oakley Equations of polygonal configurations
1939 Shohat Orthogonal polynomials in relation to Lagrangian
and Hermitian interpolation
1939 Johnson Old mathematical books and instruments
in the Schwenkfelder Library
1939 Owens, H. Mathematics clubs, old and new
1940 Oxtoby Transitive flows
1940 Vanderslice Modern methods in differential geometry
1940 Rademacher On Dedekind sums
1940 Wilks Statistics involved in College Entrance Exams
1941 Bailey The problem of the square pyramid
1941 Brinkmann Cubic congruences
1941 Maker Recent developments in the Cauchy theory of analytic functions
1941 Courant Problems of stability and instability demonstrated by
soap film experiments
1942 Schoenberg On a theorem of Jensen
1942 Raynor Exterior ballistics
1942 Geiringer On modern methods in the numerical solution of linear problems
1942 Curry The Heaviside operational calculus
Table E.0.3. Invited Lectures, Table 3
Year Speaker Title
1943 Wallace Fixed point theorems
1943 Bennett Some modern viewpoints on Euclidean geometry
1943 Oxtoby Distance sets
1943 van de Kamp Photographic astrometry
1943 Webber Transcendentality of certain continued fractions
1943 Rosser On the many-valued logics
1944 Lehr Mapping problems in aerial photography
1944 Dennis Spherical triangles on a slide rule
1944 Gottschalk Continuous flows and AP functions
1944 Murnaghan The uniform tension of an elastic cylinder
1945 Fox Homotopy groups
1945 Lehmer Some graphical methods in the theory of numbers
1945 Zygmund Some unsolved problems in the theory of trigonometric series
1946 Botts Convex sets
1946 Allendoerfer Slope in solid analytic geometry
1946 Hewitt Generalizations of the Weierstrass approximation theorem
1947 Fine On Walsh functions
1947 Cowling Convergence criteria for continued fractions
1947 Murnaghan Vector methods in the teaching of trigonometry
and analytic geometry
1947 Wilks A few concepts in modern statistical inference
1948 Hailperin Recent advances in symbolic logic
1948 Wasow On a problem in the theory of differential equations
1948 Tucker A geometric approach to the theory of games
1949 Hestenes Some observations relative to mathematics in
research and development organizations
1949 Goldstine Some problems in numerical analysis
1949 Oxtoby Minimal sets
1949 Schoenberg On smoothing operations
1950 Wilansky The essential roughness of mathematical objects
1950 Firestone Systems of axiomatic set theory
1950 Epstein The coefficients of Schlicht functions
1950 Hu Topological properties of spaces of curves
1951 Yates The stimulation of interest
1951 Artin Constructions with ruler and divider
1951 Epstein An infinite-product expansion for analytic functions
1951 Kiernan Articulation of secondary and college mathematics
1952 Remage Matrix inversion by partitioning
1952 Goldberg Probability models in engineering and biology
1952 Fine The Ramanujan identities
1952 Lewis A. An in-service program in statistics;
B. Some research opportunities in basic mathematics
1953 Kuhn Linear equations and inequalities; solvability versus inconsistency
1953 Fox Logical development of knot theory
1953 Tinbergen Mathematical techniques used in economics theory
1953 Oakley A new approach to freshman mathematics
1954 Snapper Coordinates of algebraic varieties
1954 Besicovitch Area and volume
Table E.0.4. Invited Lectures
Year Speaker Title
1954 Goldstine Some remarks on numerical stability
1955 Brinkmann A report on the Ford Foundation study on the integration
of high school and college mathematics
1955 Rademacher Dedekind sums and classes of modular substitutions
1955 Wisner Flexagons
1955 Feller On differential operators
1955 Kline Pea soup, tripe and mathematics
1956 Scherk Integers
1956 Moise How to tell that a simple overhand knot is really knotted
1956 Wilansky On the Cauchy criterion for the convergence of an infinite series
1956 Rabin Impossibility of computational algorithms for
group-theoretic problems
1957 Hunter, S. Experimental statistics - some of the concepts and
mathematical requirements
1957 Schoenberg Mass distributions on the circle and convex conformal maps
1957 Tucker, A. W. A report on the recommendations of the Commission on
Mathematics at the College Board
1957 Rosen Mathematics at a National Science Foundation summer institute
1959 Luce Probabilistic models in psychology for the
study of choice behavior
1959 Besicovitch On some extremal problems in geometry
1959 Epstein College mathematics for the prospective graduate student
1959 Haag Work of SMSG
1959 Linton Liaison problems in collegiate mathematics today
- with the high school
1960 Gulden Some basic concepts in algebraic topology
1960 Lefschetz Some non-linear aspects of differential equations
1961 Rademacher Gaussian polynomials and pentagonal numbers
1961 Grace ALGOL 60
1961 Pollak Recommendations of the panel on physical sciences and
engineering, Committee on the Undergraduate Preparation
in Mathematics
1962 Stengle Some asymptotic problems in analysis
1962 Goldstein On pseudo-gaussian sums and singular series
1962 Lisker Musical practices in the light of modern algebra
1962 Manove Quasinormal linear spaces
1962 Bartoo Undergraduate mathematics:
Problems posed by large enrollments
1962 Heilman Progress report on teacher training in Pennsylvania
1963 Bing Homogeneity
1963 Schoenberg On spline interpolation
1963 Oakley Curriculum from K to 14
1963 Brown The search for delightful results
1963 Cunningham Arzela’s theorem
1963 Fine Integrability of continuous functions
1963 Lehr A little mathematics of the multiplication table variety
1963 Schub Some mathematical crumbs
Table E.0.5. Invited Lectures, Table 5
Year Speaker Title
1963 Wilansky How using nets simplifies proofs
1964 Moise How to tell that a simple overhand knot is really knotted
1964 Feller The nature of differential operators
1964 Hunter, J. The freshman and sophomore mathematics program
in Great Britain
1965 Wilder The role of the intuition
1965 Oberhettinger Relations which are equivalent with functional
equations involving the Riemann zeta functions
1965 Pollak CUPM general curriculum for colleges
1966 Moore, J. C. Some aspects of homological algebra
- background and recent developments
1966 Hammer Components of mathematical systems
1966 Gulden A brief trip through the affine plane
1967 Wilf Counting finite graphs
1967 Brooks Equivalence of matrices and modules over Dedekind domains
1967 Pervin Algebraic topology for undergraduates
1968 Curtis Characters of finite groups
1968 Diaz A comparison of two uniqueness theorems for the
ordinary differential equation \(y^\prime=f(x,y)\)
1968 Richmond SMSG - A second round
of curriculum development
1969 Young Topological methods in analysis
1969 Wolman A problem of delay in communication systems
- an application of topological methods
1969 Mordell Reminiscences of an octogenarian mathematician
1970 Klee Some unsolved problems from intuitive geometry
1970 Wilansky What is an FK space?
1971 Artzy Analytic geometry stripped of all but incidence
1971 Nirenberg Solvability of linear partial differential equations
1971 Willcox England was lost on the playing fields of Eton:
A parable for mathematics
1971 Baxter Mathematical models in the biological sciences
1972 Entringer Open problems in combinatorial analysis and graph theory
1972 Curry Basic concepts of formalization
1973 Rosen Mathematics and the behavioral sciences
1973 Davis Ghosts of departed quantities
1973 McAllister The use of computers in undergraduate mathematics teaching
1973 Goldman Some mathematical operations research in government
1974 England Bernoulli processes after the isomorphism theorem
1974 Gluck Are closed surfaces rigid?
1974 Cunningham In search of a modern understanding of differentials
1975 Pollak Relations between the application of mathematics
and the teaching of mathematics
1975 Wilf How to choose \(k\) out of \(n\)
1975 Eisenberg Uniformly distributed sequences, stationary processes
and the ergodic theorem
Table E.0.6. Invited Lectures, Table 6
Year Speaker Title
1976 Koch The proof of the four color theorem
1976 Max Catastrophe theory and its applications
1976 Cronin Mathematical aspects of periodic catatonic schizophrenia
1976 Plotkin The sound of mathematics
1977 Schattschneider Tiling the plane with pentagons: A perplexing problem
1977 Shatz Algebraic curves: Confluence of algebra, geometry and analysis
1977 Rohde Some mathematical aspects in the design of
automotive components
1977 Thurston Symmetry
1978 Bernstein The role of applications in pure mathematics
1978 Saaty Priorities, hierarchies, and behavioral systems
1978 Rorres The application of linear programming to the optimal
harvesting of a renewable resource
1979 Greene Problems and results in unimodal sequences
1979 Baxter Rings with involution - An overview
1979 George Mathematical precocity - Identifying and developing that potential
1980 Kac Recollections and reflections on 50 years of probability theory
1980 Whitt Approximation for networks of queues description of complex
( systems adequate for engineering purposes)
1980 Porter Future of the MAA
1980 Anderson Algorithmically defined functions
1981 King Probability and the approximation of continuous functions
1981 Halmos Does mathematics have elements
1981 Appel The proof of the four color theorem
1982 Wilf Some bijective proofs in combinatorics
1982 Hilton Descartes, Euler, and polyhedra
1982 Tucker, Alan Mathematical sciences curricula
1983 Todd Nonlinear equations and optimization:
Quasi-Newton methods and abstract vector spaces
1983 Feit The classification of the finite simple groups
1983 Wilansky What matrices can do
1983 Ulam Mathematical reminiscences and suggestions for the future
1984 Shatz Mordell’s conjecture:
Ideas and the confluence of arithmetic and geometry
1984 Steen Renewing undergraduate mathematics
1984 Zagier Solution of Diophantine equations and the class
number problem of Gauss
1984 Coughlin Remediation: A waste or a gold mine?
1985 Golub Strange attractors and chaotic motion
1985 Koblitz The mythification of Sofia Kovalevskaya
1985 Newman Addition chains when multiplications are free
1985 Leighton Networks, parallel computation and VLSI
1986 Kurtz Computing in the classroom
1986 Giordano A two-tier approach to teaching mathematical modeling
1986 Rickey The invention of calculus: Who, what, when, where, and why?
1986 Sandefur Discrete dynamical systems: An alternative to calculus
1987 Devaney Computer graphics experiments in complex dynamical systems
Table E.0.7. Invited Lectures, Table 7
Year Speaker Title
1987 Halmos Non-commutative analysis
1987 Jacobson Parallel processing architectures
1987 Wolfson Newton: The calculus, the Principia
1988 Bressoud Factorization and primality testing
1988 Gottlieb Topology and the robot arm
1988 Edwards Kronecker’s views of the foundations of mathematics
1988 Siegel Freshman mathematics for the modern age
1989 Weber Problems from the theory of auctions
1989 Sward Everybody Counts: From vision to reality
1989 Gluck How can a drum change shape while sounding the same?
1990 Grace Oil and uncertainty
1990 Lovasz Algorithms using rubber bands
1990 Hoffman Mathematics education reform: Our critical role
1990 Kennedy Exotic topology in dynamical systems
1991 DeTurck What problem are we trying to solve?
1991 Graham Juggling drops and descents
1991 Banchoff Computer graphics and surfaces in four-space:
Visualizing characteristic classes
1991 Rossman Bayesian statistics in the courtroom
1992 Kreider Roots of recursion in mathematics and computer science
1992 Dunham Constructing the regular heptadecagon:
Ingenuity or just a lucky Gauss?
1992 Conway Polyhedra and their symmetries
1993 Gallian The mathematics of identification numbers
1993 Pomerance Polya lecture: “Fermat’s little theorem”
1993 Brakke Soap films and covering spaces
1993 Rudin The rationals and the irrationals
1994 Steele Ruin and riches from Bachelier to Black-Scholes
1994 Thornber Inference beyond logic
1994 Stallings Portfolio and student self-assessment in an
undergraduate calculus class
1994 Fink Bifurcation, catastrophe, singularity, and all that
Table E.0.8. Invited Lectures, Table 8
Year Speaker Title
1995 Smith Spreadsheets in first-year mathematics
1995 Wilf Finding and proving identities with your computer
1995 Kannan Tractable algorithms for phylogeny reconstruction
1995 Ascher Tracings in the sand: An introduction to ethnomathematics
1996 Kalman Sums of powers by matrix methods
1996 Gray Justice by lot: Olympic gold medals,
Rwandan prisoners and employment discrimination
1996 Gordon Using symmetry in teaching group theory
1996 Harbater Symmetry in algebra and geometry
1997 Hunt Fractal dimensions, a Peano-like curve and some measure theory
1997 King Real, complex, and metaphysical ideas of Karl Weierstrass
1997 Simion The many lives of set partitions
1997 Ross Random walks on Z
1998 Dobric A fundamental model in mathematical finance
1998 Graham Juggling permutations of the integers
1998 Zeilberger Synopses of two textbooks: Levi Ben Gerson’s
Ma’asei Khoshev (ca. 1320) and Shalosh B. Ekhad’s
Plane Geometry (ca. 2050)
1998 Tattersall Mathematical vignettes from Cambridge University
1999 Dunham Euler’s sums and Euler’s crumbs
1999 Benjamin Recounting Fibonacci numbers and continued fractions
1999 Crawford Teaching calculus:
A personal, institutional, and historical perspective
2000 Andrews An old algorithm in a new era:
Major MacMahon, you were born too soon!
2000 Higgins Demonic graphs and undergraduate research
2000 Maki Using mathematics to help computers pretend that they can
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