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From: Robert Owens <>
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 14:12:30 +0200
Subject: New Book, Computational Rheology

Robert G. Owens (EPFL, Switzerland)
Timothy N. Phillips (University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK)

Modern day high-performance computers are making available to 21st-century
scientists solutions to rheological flow problems of ever-increasing complexity.
Computational rheology is a fast-moving subject ? problems which only 10 years
ago were intractable, such as 3D transient flows of polymeric liquids,
non-isothermal non-Newtonian flows or flows of highly elastic liquids through
complex geometries, are now being tackled owing to the availability of parallel
computers, adaptive methods and advances in constitutive modelling.

Computational Rheology traces the development of numerical methods for
non-Newtonian flows from the late 1960's to the present day. It begins with
broad coverage of non-Newtonian fluids, including their mathematical modelling
and analysis, before specific computational techniques are discussed. The
application of these techniques to some important rheological flow problems of
academic and industrial interest is then treated in a detailed and up-to-date
exposition. Finally, the reader is kept abreast of topics at the cutting edge of
research in computational applied mathematics, such as adaptivity and stochastic
partial differential equations.

All the topics in this book are dealt with from an elementary level and this
makes the text suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as
well as experienced researchers from both the academic and industrial


* Introduction
* Fundamentals
* Mathematical Theory of Viscoelastic Fluids
* Parameter Estimation in Continuum Models
* From the Continuous to the Discrete
* Numerical Algorithms for Macroscopic Models
* Defeating the High Weissenberg Number Problem
* Benchmark Problems I: Contraction Flows
* Benchmark Problems II
* Error Estimation and Adaptive Strategies
* Contemporary Topics in Computational Rheology

Published by Imperial College Press (
436pp Pub. date: May 2002


From: Walter Richardson <>
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 09:27:32 -0500
Subject: New Journal, Advanced Nonlinear Studies

A new journal, Advanced Nonlinear Studies, is aimed at
publishing papers on nonlinear problems, particularly
those involving Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, and
related areas. It will also publish novel and interesting applications
of these areas to problems in engineering and the sciences.
Editors: S. Ahmad (managing), H. Amann, A. Ambrosetti, A. Bahri, H. Brezis,

S. N. Chow, C. Cosner, E. N. Dancer, D. Fortunato, P. L. Lions,
J. J. Mallet-Paret, J. Mawhin, R. Ortega, K. Palmer, I. Peral,
P. H. Rabinowitz, K. Schmitt, G. R. Sell, S. Solimini, L. Veron,
G. Vidossich, F. Zanolin. For more details see the website or contact:

Dr. Shair Ahmad,
Department of Mathematics
The University of Texas at San Antonio


From: Andrew Knyazev <>
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 10:56:33 +0300
Subject: Special Issue of LAA on Large Scale Eigenvalue Problems

Special issue on Large Scale Linear and Nonlinear Eigenvalue Problems


In many different application areas there is an increasing and pressing
need for new theory and numerical techniques for solving very large
linear and nonlinear eigenvalue problems.

Recent advances in computer hardware make it feasible to solve
enormously large eigenvalue problems with millions of unknowns, but this
increase in the problem size leads to several new numerical challenges.
First, classical eigenvalue solvers that do not scale linearly with the
problem size have become very expensive for practical problems. This has
increased attention to alternative approaches such as preconditioning
for eigenvalue problems. Secondly, due to the architecture of modern
computers, there is a demand for parallel algorithms that are well
scalable with respect to the number of computing nodes. Moreover the
growth of the problem size often leads to badly conditioned problems,
which require increased algorithm stability and novel tools to estimate
the accuracy of computed eigenvalues and eigenvectors. In some
large-scale applications, one needs to find eigenpairs of a matrix that
is available only implicitly through a function that computes the
corresponding vector-matrix product for a given vector, which thus calls
for "matrix-free" eigensolvers.

This special issue will be open for all papers with significant new
results in Large Scale Linear and Nonlinear Eigenvalue Problems where
either linear algebraic methods play an important role or new tools and
problems of linear algebraic nature are presented. In addition, surveys
papers are very welcome, in particular on specific application areas
where the eigenvalue problems are especially challenging because of the
large size.

Papers must meet the publication standards of Linear Algebra and Its
Applications and will be refereed in the usual way.

The deadline for submission of papers is March 31, 2003, and the special
issue is expected to be published in 2004. Papers should be sent to any
of its special editors, preferably by email in the PostScript format:

Zhaojun Bai
Dept. of Computer Science
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: +1-530-752-4874
Fax: +1-530-752-4767

Andrew Knyazev
Department of Mathematics
University of Colorado at Denver
P.O. Box 173364, Campus Box 170
Denver, CO 80217-3364.
Phone: +1-303-556-8442
Fax: +1-303-556-8550

Henk A. Van der Vorst
Mathematical Institute
Utrecht University
Mailbox 80.010
The Netherlands
Phone: +31-30-2533732
Fax: +31-30-2518394


From: Jean-David Benamou <>
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 15:58:36 +0200
Subject: Winter School at INRIA on Hamilton Jacobi Problems

Dear Colleagues,

I have just posted the first annoucement for the last meeting of
the GO++ program :

GO++ winter school on numerical methods for Hamilton Jacobi/Hamilton Jacobi
Bellman problems.
(INRIA Rocquencourt, 9-12 december 2002).

You can access it at :

Best Regards,
Jean-David Benamou


From: Omar Ghattas <>
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 02:23:58 -0400
Subject: SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering

SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE03)
February 10-13, 2003
Hyatt Regency Islandia Hotel & Marina, San Diego, CA, USA

Computational Science & Engineering (CS&E) is now widely accepted,
along with theory and experiment, as a crucial third mode of
scientific investigation and engineering design. Simulation has
enabled the study of biological, chemical, and physical phenomena and
engineered systems that are dangerous, expensive, or impossible to
study by direct observation. Aerospace, automotive, biomedical,
chemical, civil infrastructure, electronics, energy, environmental,
and other industrial sectors now rely on simulation for technical
decision support. For federal agencies also, CS&E has become an
essential support for decisions on resources, transportation, and
defense. CS&E is by nature interdisciplinary. It grows out of physical
applications and it depends on computer architecture, but at its heart
are powerful algorithms and methods. Much of CS&E has involved
simulation, but the future surely includes large-scale optimization,
design, and data assimilation, especially in the presence of

Steven F. Ashby, (co-chair) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Isabelle Charpentier, Institut d'Informatique et Mathematiques
Appliquees de Grenoble
John Drake, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Omar Ghattas, (co-chair) Carnegie Mellon University
Gene H. Golub, Stanford University
George M. Homsy, University of California, Santa Barbara
Christopher R. Johnson, University of Utah
David E. Keyes, (co-chair) Old Dominion University
Michael Levitt, Stanford University
Linda R. Petzold, (co-chair) University of California, Santa Barbara
Michael Ortiz, California Institute of Technology
John Shadid, Sandia National Laboratories
Shang-Hua Teng, Akamai/Boston University
Mary F. Wheeler, University of Texas, Austin

Advanced Discretization Methods, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics,
Computational Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Computational Earth
and Atmospheric Sciences, Computational Electromagnetics,
Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computational Medicine and
Bioengineering, Computational Physics and Astrophysics, Computational
Solid Mechanics and Materials, CS&E Education, Discrete and
Combinatorial Algorithms for CS&E, Inverse Problems, Meshing and
Adaptivity, Multiscale and Multiphysics Problems, Numerical Algorithms
for CS&E, Optimal Design and Control, Parallel and Distributed
Computing, Problem-Solving Environments, Software and Middleware
Systems, Uncertainty Estimation and Sensitivity Analysis,
Visualization and Computer Graphics,

Francine D. Berman, UCSD/NPACI
Janice L. Coen, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Mark Gerstein, Yale University
William D. Gropp, Argonne National Laboratory
Bruce Hendrickson, Sandia National Laboratories
Thomas J.R. Hughes, Stanford University
Ron Kikinis, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Michael L. Norman, University of California, San Diego
Eric S.G. Shaqfeh, Stanford University
Spencer Sherwin, Imperial College
Jacob K. White, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Minisymposium Proposals July 16, 2002
Minisymposium abstracts and Contributed abstracts August 13, 2002
in lecture or poster format
Audiovisual Requirements January 13, 2003


From: Peter Sweby <>
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 10:52:17 +0100
Subject: MSc Studentships at Reading

The following MSc courses in te Mathematics Department at the University
of Reading, UK, have studentships available for October 2002 entry:

Numerical Solution of Differential Equations

This is a one-year course which provides training in the techniques of
computational mathematics used in Industry and Research. EPSRC

Mathematical and Numerical Modelling of the Atmosphere and Oceans

This is a one-year course in applied and computational mathematics,
meteorology and oceanography, is a thorough training for research
careers in the mathematical and environmental sciences. NERC

*These awards are available to UK and EU students only (tuition fees for
EU applicants).

The minimum requirement for MSc candidates is a Lower Second Class
honours degree in mathematics or a related discipline.

For further details and an application form please contact:

Mrs S Davis, The University of Reading, Department of Mathematics,
P O Box 220, Reading RG6 6AX. Tel: 0118 9 318991 or email


From: Hans Schneider <>
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 08:50:13 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Contents, Linear Algebra and its Applications

Linear Algebra and its Applications
Volume 348, Issues 1-3, Pages 1-290 (15 June 2002)


Products of three triangular matrices over commutative rings, Pages 1-6
K. R. Nagarajan, M. Paul Devasahayam and T. Soundararajan

On the possible multiplicities of the eigenvalues of a Hermitian matrix
whose graph is a tree, Pages 7-21
Charles R. Johnson and Antonio Leal Duarte

Identification of influential observations on total least squares estimates,
Pages 23-39
Baibing Li and Bart De Moor

A matrix inequality, Pages 41-47
Xiaojing Yang

Perron-Frobenius type results on the numerical range, Pages 49-62
J. Maroulas, P. J. Psarrakos and M. J. Tsatsomeros

Non-regular square bipartite designs, Pages 63-85
Caterina De Simone, Grigor Gasparyan and Paolo Nobili

Composition of quadratic forms and the Hurwitz-Radon function in
characteristic 2, Pages 87-103
Alberto Elduque

Positive projections onto spin factors, Pages 105-113
Kil-Chan Ha

The evolution of a population under recombination: how to linearise the
dynamics, Pages 115-137
Kevin J. Dawson

A new proof of a theorem on M-matrices, Pages 139-144
Ronald B. Geskus

On inversion of Toeplitz matrices, Pages 145-151
Michael K. Ng, Karla Rost and You-Wei Wen

Least-squares inner product shaping, Pages 153-174
Yonina C. Eldar

Additive mappings decreasing rank one, Pages 175-187
Bojan Kuzma

Determinant preserving maps on matrix algebras, Pages 189-192
Gregor Dolinar and Peter emrl

On the number of unitary similarity classes in a C-S equivalence class:
the normal case, Pages 193-202
Susana Furtado and Charles R. Johnson

Quadratic linear Keller maps, Pages 203-207
Charles Ching-An Cheng

Invariant and hyperinvariant subspaces of an operator J[alpha] and related
operator algebras in Sobolev spaces, Pages 209-230
I. Yu. Domanov and M. M. Malamud

A linear operator approach to succession rules, Pages 231-246
Luca Ferrari and Renzo Pinzani

Outer inverses of matrices, Pages 247-258
Donald W. Robinson

An inequality for non-negative matrices II, Pages 259-264
Ming-wei Wang

The reverse order law for the Drazin inverses of multiple matrix products,
Pages 265-272
Guorong Wang

Modelling the folding of paper into three dimensions using affine
transformations, Pages 273-282
Sarah-Marie Belcastro and Thomas C. Hull

Comparisons of spectral radii and the theorem of Stein-Rosenberg, Pages 283-287
Wen Li, Ludwig Elsner and Linzhang Lu


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