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From: Allison Bogardo <>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 12:02:06 -0400
Subject: SIAM Student Paper Prizes

SIAM Student Paper Prizes

The annual SIAM Student Paper Prizes will be awarded during the 2001
SIAM Annual Meeting, July 9-13, at the Town & Country Hotel in San
Diego, California.

If you are a student or know of a student who would like to take part
in the competition, here are the details:

The authors of the three best papers in applied and computational
mathematics written by students and submitted to SIAM will receive a
$1,000 cash prize and a framed calligraphed certificate as well as
gratis registration for the meeting. There is no provision for travel
expenses associated with the prize.

Papers must be singly authored and not previously published or
submitted for publication to be eligible for consideration. To
qualify, authors must be students in good standing who have not
received their PhDs at the time of submission.

In submitting their work for publication, authors are asked to
consider SIAM journals. However, student paper prize winners are not
guaranteed publication in any SIAM journal; all papers submitted to
SIAM journals are subject to the same refereeing process and

Submissions to the student paper competition must be received in
the SIAM office before February 16, 2001.

Submissions, which must be in English, can be sent by regular mail or
fax. Each submission must include (1) an extended abstract NOT LONGER
THAN 5 PAGES (including bibliography); (2) the complete paper, which
will be used solely for clarification of any questions; (3) a statement
by the student's faculty advisor that the paper has been prepared by
the author indicated and that the author is a student in good
standing; (4) a letter by the student's faculty advisor describing and
evaluating the paper's contribution; and (5) a short biography of the

Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, and quality
of exposition.

The winners will be notified by April 25, 2001.

Please direct your submission and any questions you may have to
A. Bogardo at SIAM, 3600 University City Science Center, Philadelphia,
PA 19104-2688; telephone (215) 382-9800; e-mail to


From: Zhangxin Chen <>
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2000 12:44:39 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: New Book, Numerical Treatment of Multiphase Flows

Numerical Treatment of Multiphase Flows in Porous Media,
Zhangxin Chen, Richard E. Ewing, and Z.-C. Shi, Eds.
e-mails: or

Lecture Notes in Physics, Vol. 552, Springer-Verlag

2000. XXI, 445 pages, 3-540-67566-3,
Hardcover DM 164; US$ 92.64

This book describes in detail the current, state-of-the-art
numerical treatment and simulation of multiphase flows in
porous media. The porous media considered range from
ordinary to fractured and deformable media, the models
treated from single-phase compressible flow to multiphase
multicomponent flow with mass interchange, the numerical methods
studied from standard finite difference and finite element
methods to nonstandard mixed finite element and characteristics-based
techniques, and the computational algorithms encompass everything from
classical iterative solvers to modern multigrid and domain
decomposition approaches. Addressing many problems
originating from the applied geosciences, the book focuses
on their common mathematical and computational aspects.
It will serve as an excellent research reference for all
geoscientists, mathematicians, physicists, and engineers
who work in the mathematical modeling and numerical
simulation of multiphase flows in porous media.


From: Noel Barton <Noel.Barton@CMIS.CSIRO.AU>
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2000 08:56:31 +1100
Subject: ICIAM 2003

ICIAM 2003

The Fifth International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics,
ICIAM 2003, will be held in Sydney, Australia from 7-11 July 2003.

ICIAM 2003 is held under the auspices of the International Council for
Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Previous Congresses in the series were
held at Paris (1987), Washington (1991), Hamburg (1995) and Edinburgh

ICIAM 2003 will be hosted by ANZIAM, the regional professional body for
applied mathematicians. The Congress will feature plenary speakers,
minisymposia, contributed papers, poster sessions and discussion sessions.
The meeting will be held in the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre,
located in Darling Harbour and adjacent to the central business district of
Sydney. We plan to attract 2000 delegates.

The International Program Committee for ICIAM 2003 is

* Heinz Engl (Linz)
* Philip Holmes (Cornell)
* Sam Howison (Oxford)
* Li Daqian (Shanghai)
* Takuzo Iwatsubo (Kobe)
* Masayasu Mimura (Hiroshima)
* Stefan Mueller (Leipzig)
* Robert O'Malley (Washington)
* Linda Petzold (Santa Barbara)
* Olivier Pironneau (Paris VI)
* Bernard Prum (Evry)
* Alfio Quarteroni (Lausanne)
* Ian Sloan (New South Wales) Chair
* Nick Trefethen (Oxford)
* Margaret Wright (Lucent Technologies)

Key dates (provisional)

* October 2000: distribution of 1st announcement via ICIAM societies
* April 2001: invitations to invited speakers
* March 2002: distribution of 2nd announcement
* 30 Sept 2002: deadline for minisymposia proposals
* 31 Oct 2002: deadline for contributed presentations
* 1 March 2003: deadline for normal registration fee
* 31 May 2003: deadline for late registration fee
* 14 June 2003: distribution of 3rd announcement

Further details (website for ICIAM 2003 and the International Council) (website for Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre)


From: Fred Hickernell <>
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2000 11:36:32 +0800
Subject: Conference on Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods

4th International Conference on
Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods
in Scientific Computing (MCQMC 2000)

We would like to remind you that MCQMC 2000 will be held in Hong Kong
on November 27 - December 1, 2000, just three months from now. The
program includes, plenary talks from experts in various disciplines,
special sessions, contributed talks, and various social activities.
You are encouraged to submit your abstract and register as soon as
possible. For more details check our web site at


From: Shi Zhong-ci <>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 17:42:37 +0800
Subject: Conference in Beijing on Scientific & Engineering Computing


International Conference
on Scientific & Engineering Computing
March 19-23, 2001
Beijing, China


* School of Mathematical Science, Peking University
* Mathematical Center of Ministry of Education
* National Natural Science Foundation of China
* The Special Funds for Major State Basic Research Projects
"Large Scale Scientific Computation Research"


In order to greet the International Congress of Mathematicians, Beijing 2002,
which will be held in China first time, we, the organizers of SEC, would like
to bring your attention on an unique event-the International Conference on
Scientific & Engineering Computing (SEC 2001 BEIJING), which will be held on
March 19-23, 2001 in Beijing, China.


Scientific Committee:
Zhong-Ci Shi (Chairman), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
B. Engquist, UCLA, USA
H. Fujita, Tokai University, Japan
R. Glowinski, University of Houston, USA
Qun Lin, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Longjun Shen, Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, China
G. Strang, MIT, USA
Zhenhuan Teng, Peking University, China
Longan Ying, Peking University, China
Yaxiang Yuan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Organizing Committee:
Pingwen Zhang (Chairman), Peking University, China
Gang Bao, Michigan State, USA
Xiaochuan Cai, University of Colorado in Boulder, USA
Zhiming Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Qiang Du, The University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Shi Jin, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Zhiping Li, Peking University, China
Jie Shen, Penn State, USA
Jiachang Sun, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Tao Tang, The Hong Kong Baptist University, HK
Bin Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Guanquan Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


* Computational Methods in Fluid Dynamics
* Material Computing
* Parallel Computing
* Numerical Methods on Inverse Problems
* Fundamental Research on Computing of Science and Engineering


Zhiming Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
A. Chorin, UC Berkeley, USA
P. Ciarlet, University Paris VI, France
Weinan E, Princeton University, USA
B. Engquist, UCLA, USA
H. Fujita, Tokai University, Japan
R. Glowinski, University of Houston, USA
L. Greengard, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, USA
M. Gunzburger, Iowa State University, USA
W. Hackbusch, University of Kiel, Germany
J.-L. Lions, College de France, France
A. Majda, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, USA
G. Marchuk, Academy of Sciences, Russia
S. Osher, UCLA, USA
Zhong-Ci Shi, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Chi-Wang Shu, Brown University, USA
I. Sloan, University of the New South Wales, Australia
G. Strang, MIT, USA
V. Thomee, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Zhouping Xin, Courant Institute & The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jinchao Xu, Penn State, USA
Pingwen Zhang, Peking University, China



Prof. Ms Tian Yuan, Conference Secretary
Overseas Exchange Center
Peking University
Beijing 100871
Tel: 86-10-6275-1245
Fax: 86-10 6275-1259


From: Kostas Papanikolaou <>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 01:12:06 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: WSES Conference on Optimization and Applications

2000 WSES International Conference on:

All the accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings and in the
WSES-Press International Post-Conference Luxurious Editions.


Optimization Theory
Linear Programming
Quadratic Programming
Convex Programming
Nonlinear Programming
Complementarity problems
Stochastic Programming
Combinatorial Programming
Integer Programming
Convex, Nonsmooth and Variational analysis
Multiobjective programming
Game Theory
Algorithms for parallel architectures
Global Optimization
Neural Networks for Optimization
Genetic Algorithms
Optimal Control
Stochastic Control
Variational Principles and Applications
Software Development for Optimization
Heuristic Algorithms for Optimization
Tabu Methods, Simulated Annealing
Computational Analysis of Optimization Algorithms
Related Topics
and in general every topic of Optimization Theory and
Optimization Applications in Science and Engineering.

See at:


From: Hannah Blubaugh <>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 17:08:55 -0400
Subject: OptiCON2000

October 26-27, 2000
Hyatt Newporter, Newport Beach, CA

OptiCON2000, the third annual optimization software, methods, and
applications conference, will be held in Newport Beach,
California, October 26th-27th 2000. Hosted by Altair Engineering,
and sponsored in part by Hewlett Packard, OptiCON provides an
industry-focused, technical forum in which the latest advancements
in optimization software, methods, and applications are presented
by leading manufacturers, researchers, and technology companies.

Keynote speaker, Bobby Rahal, President of Team Rahal, Inc. will
speak on the importance of technology in champ auto racing. "My
success, both as a driver and an owner, has always hinged upon
leveraging the strengths of the team's experience and skill with
the latest engineering innovations, applications, and technology."
Mr. Rahal was a three time CART champion and named one of the 20
Greatest American Drivers of the 20th Century.

OptiCON is presided over by an impartial technical panel, well
versed in the area of optimization. The OptiCON2000 panelists are:

Lothar Harzheim Group Leader Advanced Engineering - Optimization
Adam Opel AG
George Rozvany Professor
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Eli Livne Associate Professor
University of Washington
Fabrizio Urbinati Senior Structural Analyst
Fiat Research Center Vehicle Department
Claude Fleury Professor
Universite de Liege

For online registration and additional information, including
titles of papers to be presented, please see or email


From: Roland Masson <>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 18:56:44 +0200
Subject: Research Positions at Institut Francais du Petrole

PhD position at the Institut Francais du Petrole, Paris in Applied Mathematics
on the Numerical Simulation of a sedimentary basin history model. The
geological history of a basin is the result of three main physical processes:
(1) deformation of the basin, such as surrection of mountains, basin
subsidence or sea level variation; (2) erosion of mountains; (3) transport
and deposition of sediment. Our model traduces the mass conservation
of each lithology under a flux term proportional to the basin heigh gradient.
One of the most challenging mathematical difficulty of this model lies in a
diffusion term subjected to a maximal erosion rate constraint. From the
mathematical point of view, it can be viewed as the maximal solution of
an inverse problem subjected to a time dependent obstacle. The objective
is to design semi or fully implicit discretization schemes enabling efficient
(in term of accuracy and cost) numerical simulations of the full model,
starting from the single lithology model in 1D and finishing with the 2D
multi-lithology model.

Candidates should posess some background in numerical simulation of PDE's as
well as experience in C programming. They should preferably have some
interest for geology. To apply, send a CV (with emphasis on
Applied Mathematics and computer sciences courses), a summary of
training periods and research, and references to

PhD position at the Institut Francais du Petrole, Paris
Nonlinear Least Squares Problem in 3D Reflection Tomography.

Reflection tomography aims to reconstruct subsurface models (velocities
and interfaces) from the measurement of traveltimes obtained on the surface
by seismic reflections. This is an essential tool enabling 3D subsurface
reconstruction used in oil fields detection. From the mathematical point
of view, this problem appears as a large nonlinear least squares problem
with very many equality and inequality linears constraints. The aim of the
project is to improve the Gauss Newton optimisation algorithm
implemented in the existing 3D code and especially to design very
efficient quadratic programming algorithms with very many constraints.

Candidates should posess some background in optimization and linear algebra,
as well as experience in Fortran programming. They should preferably have
some interest for geophysics. To apply, send a CV (with emphasis on Applied
Mathematics and computer sciences courses), a summary of training periods and
research, and references to

These fellowships are provided by an EC grant and only apply to european
non-french citizens including eastern Europe but excluding ex USSR countries.


From: Mihai Dorobantu <>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 15:17:30 -0400
Subject: Positions at United Technologies Research Center

Job Openings at United Technologies Research Center

The Systems Analysis Group at the United Technologies Research Center
invites qualified individuals to apply for open positions.

United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) is an internationally recognized
R&D organization that conducts research across a broad range of technology
areas in support of operating units of United Technologies Corporation
(UTC). These include Pratt & Whitney (aircraft engines), Sikorsky
(helicopters), Otis (elevators), Carrier (heating and air conditioning),
Hamilton-Sundstrand (Aerospace products) and International Fuel Cells (fuel
cells). The Systems department at UTRC is responsible for research
activities at UTC on dynamic systems and control. The activities include
control algorithm design and analysis, control implementations, and reduced
order modeling and analysis of dynamic systems. More information on UTRC can
be found at

Expertise is desired in large scale computing with focus or dynamic problems
(stability analysis and optimization). The applications currently studied
involve fluid dynamics, combustion, acoustics, and reactor analysis. Tool
development is needed in the areas of nonlinear dynamic analysis
(continuation and bifurcation analysis), numerical linear algebra, nonlinear
control strategies and numerical optimization. The position requires
experience in numerical analysis and computation that is relevant for large
scale dynamic simulation and analysis.

Each individual in the group participates in a variety of different
projects, all contributing to the solution of practical engineering
problems. The minimum requirement is a strong background in mathematics and
expertise developing scientific software. The typical candidate would have a
master's degree in applied mathematics, computer science or in a relevant
engineering discipline plus three years of professional experience
developing and using computational methods for dynamic problems, developing
relevant numerical analysis software (especially numerical linear algebra),
or constructing control algorithms is the current qualification expectation.
A Ph.D. is very desirable. Preference will be given to candidates with
expertise in: 1) numerical methods for simulation and analysis of large
scale dynamical systems, 2) extraction of reduced order models from CFD or
partial differential equation models, 3) analysis and synthesis of nonlinear
control strategies for large scale systems, 4) demonstrated ability to work
both independently and as a member of a team.

Inquiries should be directed to:

Clas Jacobson, Manager, Systems Department
411 Silver Lane, MS129-15
East Hartford, CT 06108
Phone:(860) 610 7652, Fax: (860) 610 7909

Mihai (Mike) Dorobantu, Group Leader, Systems Analysis
411 Silver Lane, MS129-15
East Hartford, CT 06108
Phone:(860) 610 7824, Fax: (860) 610 7909


From: Jane Cullum <>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 15:34:44 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Postdoctoral Positions at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Postdoctoral Position: PD00582
Parallel Algorithms and Iterative Methods
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

The Modeling, Algorithms, and Informatics Group
in the Computer and Computational Science Division at
the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking highly
motivated Ph.D. candidates with experience in any or all of
the following categories:

Iterative Linear and Nonlinear Solvers
Multi-Level Methods
Partitioning and Graph Theory Algorithms
Parallel Algorithms

In addition, experience with Fortran 90, C++, and MPI on
parallel machines such as the IBM SP-2+, SGI/Cray Origin 2000
or workstation clusters is desirable. Interested individuals
are encouraged to apply.

Candidates MUST be able to meet the U.S. DOE security requirements
which control access to the advanced parallel computing facilities
at LANL.

Los Alamos National Laboratory, located in the beautiful
mountains of northern New Mexico, is a multi-disciplinary,
multi-program laboratory employing over 6,000 technical
professionals conducting basic and applied research with the
overall mission to reduce global nuclear danger.

A Ph.D. completed within the last three years or soon to be
completed is required. Candidates may compete for a Director's
Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the
prestigious J. Robert Oppenheimer, Richard P. Feynman or Frederick
Reines Fellowships. Further details about the Postdoctoral Program
may be found at: For consideration,
please submit a resume which also contains lists of your publications,
oral presentations, and the names and addresses of three or more
references, along with a cover letter, and a 1 page proposal describing
your research plans to
(no attachments, please!) The proposal must follow
the outline specified at

OR SUBMIT TWO paper COPIES of the above material to:

Postdoc Program Office, PD005822
MS P290
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545

NOTE: Advertisement PD005822 must be referenced in the
e-mail Subject line and in the cover letter. Please also
send copies of your application material to Jane Cullum,
MS B256, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos,
New Mexico 87545.

Please submit your application by October 15, 2000.

Jane K. Cullum
Modeling, Algorithms, and Informatics Group
CCS-3, MS B256
Computer and Computational Sciences Division
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545
Fax: 505-667-1126
Phone: 505-665-5382


From: Barry Koren <>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 16:06:08 +0200 (MET DST)
Subject: ERCIM Fellowship Programme

ERCIM, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics,
offers postdoctoral fellowships in leading European information technology
research centres. Fellowships are of 18 months duration, spent in two
research centres. Competitive salary. Next deadline for applications:
31 October 2000

Research Topics:

Multimedia Systems
Database Research
Programming Language Technologies
Constraints Technology and Application
Control and Systems Theory
Formal Methods
Electronic Commerce
User Interfaces for All
Environmental Modelling
Health and Information Technology
Networking Technologies
Web Technology, Research and Application
Software Systems Validation
Computer Graphics
Mathematics in Computer Science
and others

Full description of the programme, conditions and the online application form
can be found at

Aurelie Richard
2004 route des Lucioles - BP 93
06902 Sophia-Antipolis Cedex - France
Tel : 33 4 92 38 50 10
Fax : 33 4 92 38 50 11


From: Russell Standish <R.Standish@unsw.EDU.AU>
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 14:38:42 +1000 (EST)
Subject: Position at UNSW, Sydney

Computational Scientist

FIXED TERM - Total Remuneration: Level 8: $61,272-$71,382 per year
(Salary Level 8: $51,776-$60,319 per year plus up to 17% employer
superannuation plus leave loading)

The HPCSU is seeking computational scientists to build a user support
team for the Australian Centre for Advanced Computing and
Communications (ac3) in Sydney. Candidates will be expected to work
with scientists and engineers from university and industry to
parallelise and optimise application codes. Membership of a
University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of

Full selection criteria MUST be obtained from Contact Dr R Standish on
telephone (02) 9385 6967, facsimile (02) 9385 6965, email: for further details.

Applications close 15th September 2000.


Please see for the
application procedure, including details for the reference number of
this job.


From: Lester Ingber <>
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 15:58:57 -0500
Subject: Finance Positions in Chicago

If you have very strong credentials for any of the positions described
below, please send your resume to:

Prof. Lester Ingber
Director Research & Development
DRW Investments LLC
311 S Wacker Dr Ste 900
Chicago, IL 60606
Fax +1.312.542.1007
Email (preferred)

Director IT
Seasoned manager/director of information technology, preferably
with experience in a trading company and object oriented design

Experienced programmers in C++, Visual Basic/VBA, Java, SQL,
and/or COM. NT development experience required. Previous
financial experience preferred.

Part-Time R&D
Students in Chicago who can handle a part-time position:
Experience programming in C/C++, Visual Basic/VBA, and/or Java.
Excellent background in Physics, Math, or similar disciplines.


From: Ake Bjorck <>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 17:27:37 +0200 (MET DST)
Subject: Contents, BIT Numerical Mathematics

CONTENTS BIT Numerical Mathematics
Volume 40, Issue 4 (December 2000)
For information to contributers and about subscriptions see

Runge--Kutta methods for the numerical solution of stiff semi-linear systems
M. Calvo, S. Gonz\'alez-Pinto, and J. I. Montijano, pp. 611--639

Numerically stable generation of correlation matrices and their factors
P. I. Davis and N. J. Higham, pp. 640--651

Backward error analysis for Lie-group methods
S. Faltinsen, pp. 652--671

Inexact inverse iteration for generalized eigenvalue problems
G. H. Golub and Q. Ye, pp. --684

On the starting algorithms for fully implicit Runge--Kutta methods
S. Gonz\'ales-Pinto, J. I. Montijano, and S. P\'erez-Rodriguez, pp. 685--714

Least squares solutions of bivariate surface fitting problems using
tensor product splines
J. Gwinner and A. Rott, pp. 715--725

Symmetric projection methods for differential equations on manifolds
E. Hairer, pp. 726--734

Error bounds for exponential operator splittings
T. Jahnke and Ch. Lubich, pp. 735--744

Finite order rank-one convex envelopes and computation of
microstructures with laminates in laminates
Z.-P. Li, pp. 745--761

Fourth order conservative exponential methods for linear evolution equations
Y. Y. Lu, pp. 762--774

Two-step Runge--Kutta: Theory and practice
S. Tracogna and B. Welfert, pp. 775--799


The most widely cited papers in BIT
M. Embree, p. 800

Acknowledgements p. 802

Index pp. 803--805


From: Maya Neytcheva <>
Date: Sun, 03 Sep 2000 17:00:13 +0200
Subject: Contents, Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications

Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications
Volume 7, Issue 1, 2000

A comparison of overlapping Schwarz methods and block preconditioners for
saddle point problems
A. Klawonn and L. Pavarino (pp.1-25)

Efficient computation of the exponential operator for large, sparse,
symmetric matrices
L. Bergamaschi and M. Vianello (pp. 27-45)

Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications
Volume 7, Issue 2, 2000

Matrix stretching for sparse least squares problems
M. Adlers and \AA. Bj\"{o}rck (pp. 51-65)

Further Analysis of Minimum Residual Iterations
Y. Saad (pp. 67-93)

Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications
Volume 7, Issue 3, 2000

Approximate inverse preconditioning in the parallel solution of
sparse eigenproblems
L. Bergamaschi, G. Pini and F. Sartoretto (pp. 99-116)

Generalization of convergence conditions for restarted GMRES
J. Zitko (pp. 117-131)

A Newton-type algorithm for solving an extremal constrained
interpolation problem
K. Vlachkova (pp. 133-164)

Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications
Volume 7, Issue 4, 2000

Iterative computation of derivatives of repeated eigenvalues and the
corresponding eigenvectors
A. Andrew and R. Tan (pp. 151-167)

Comparison between the convergence rates of the Chebyshev method and
the related (2,2)-step methods
X. Li (pp. 169-180)

Perturbation theory and condition numbers for generalized and
constrained linear least squares
M. Gulliksson and P. Wedin (pp. 181-195)

Real valued iterative methods for solving complex symmetric linear systems
O. Axelsson and A. Kucherov (pp. 197-218)

An accurate parallel block Gram-Schmidt algorithm without
D. Vanderstraeten (pp. 219-236)

Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications
Volume 7, Issue 5, 2000

A robust algebraic multilevel preconditioner for nonsymmetric M-matrices
Y. Notay (pp. 243-267)

Bounding the growth factor in Gaussian elimination for Buckley's class of
complex symmetric matrices
K. Ikramov and A. Kucherov (pp. 269-274)

Almost block diagonal linear systems: sequential and parallel solution
techniques, and applications
P.Amodio, J,R,Cash, G.Roussos, R.W.Wright, G.Fairweather,
I.Gladwell G.L.Kraut and M.Paprzycki (pp. 275-317)

Efficient and stable solution of structured Hessenberg linear systems
arising from difference equations
L. Gemignani (pp. 319-335)

On the condition numbers associated with the polar factorization of a matrix
F. Chaitin-Chatelin and S. Gratton (pp. 337-354)


From: Thomas Hogan <>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 17:04:55 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Approximation Theory

Table of Contents: J. Approx. Theory, Volume 105, Number 2, August 2000

M. G. Pleshakov and A. V. Shatalina
Piecewise coapproximation and the Whitney inequality

Zebenzu\'{\i} Garc\'{\i}a
On rational interpolation to meromorphic functions in several variables

Carlo Bardaro, Julian Musielak, and Gianluca Vinti
On nonlinear integro-differential operators in generalized Orlicz-Sobolev spaces

Paul C. Kainen, V\v{u}ra Kurkov\'a, and Andrew Vogt
Geometry and topology of continuous best and near best approximations

Graeme J. Byrne, T. M. Mills, and Simon J. Smith
On generalized Hermite-Fej\'er interpolation of Lagrange type on the
Chebyshev nodes

Ying Guang Shi
Convergence of Gaussian quadrature formulas

Vladimir Andrievskii
On the approximation of a continuum by lemniscates

Charles R. Johnson and Ronald L. Smith
Line insertions in totally positive matrices

Carl de Boor, Nira Dyn, and Amos Ron
Polynomial interpolation to data on flats in $\BR^d$

A. Almendral V\'azquez
The spectrum of a periodic complex Jacobi matrix revisited

Author index for Volume 105


From: Elsevier Science <>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 21:42:49 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Contents, Computer Physics Communications

Journal: Computer Physics Communications
ISSN : 0010-4655
Volume : 132
Issue : 1-2
Date : 15-Oct-2000

pp 1-20
Quantum Computer Emulator
H. De Raedt, A.H. Hams, K. Michielsen, K. De Raedt

pp 21-29
Algebraic reduction in discrete light-cone quantized electrodynamics
using Maple V
F.E. Harris

pp 30-43
Numerical integration methods for stochastic wave function equations
H.-P. Breuer, U. Dorner, F. Petruccione

pp 44-65
An improved unified solver for compressible and incompressible fluids
involving free surfaces. Part I. Convection
M. Ida

pp 66-83
Vector spherical harmonics: Concepts and applications to the single
centre expansion method
N. Sanna

pp 84-93
Multiple processor version of a Monte Carlo code for photon transport
in turbid media
A. Colasanti, G. Guida, A. Kisslinger, R. Liuzzi, M. Quarto, P.
Riccio, G. Roberti, F. Villani

pp 94-103
Morphological image analysis
K. Michielsen, H. De Raedt

pp 104-109
Electron resonances and Savitzky-Golay methods: How can the tunneling
current be properly calculated?
P. Molinas-Mata, P. Molinas-Mata

pp 110-123
A Monte Carlo code for full simulation of a transition radiation detector
M.N. Mazziotta

pp 124-141
A Feynman diagram analyzer DIANA
M. Tentyukov, J. Fleischer

pp 142-165
An adaptive contour code for the numerical evaluation of the
oscillatory cuspoid canonical integrals and their derivatives
N.P. Kirk, J.N.L. Connor, C.A. Hobbs

pp 166-188
Accelerated self-consistent radiative transfer based on the Monte Carlo method
S. Wolf, T. Henning

pp 189-196
MULTEM 2: A new version of the program for transmission and
band-structure calculations of photonic crystals
N. Stefanou, V. Yannopapas, A. Modinos


From: George Anastassiou <>
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2000 15:06:33 -0500
Subject: Contents, Journal of Computational Analysis and Applications

Table of Contents Journal of Computational Analysis and

1)"On Anastassiou's generalizations of the Ostrowski inequality
and related results",C.E.M.Pearce and J.Pecaric,p.215

2)"Global behavior of solutions of Xn+1=max{Xn,A}/XnXn-1",
J.Feuer,E.J.Janowski,G.Ladas and C.Teixeira,237

3)"Some remarks on Kernels",I.Horova,p.253

4)"The order of Best Approximation in some Classes of Functions",


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