NA Digest Saturday, April 17, 2004 Volume 04 : Issue 16

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From: Fred Gustavson <>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 21:26:02 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Origin of Packed Format for Arrays

I am trying to find out who first proposed packed format for symmetric and
triangular arrays. It appears that many people used packed format early on
and it then got adopted in early linear algebra codes such as the Handbook
of Automatic Computation, Eispack and Linpack. I do know that Velvel Kahan
used this format for a matrix package he developed in 1958.

Fred Gustavson


From: Jill Goldberg <>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 16:21:56 +0200
Subject: FEMLAB User Presentation CD

Dear Colleague,

Several FEMLAB User Presentations were completed during 2003.
I would like to offer you an exclusive presentation CD that
includes presentation material and modeling examples in
fields such as MEMS, photonics, fuel cells, electromagnetics,
microfluidics, civil engineering, biotechnology, and more.

Please order your CD free of charge at:

FEMLAB is a powerful multiphysics modeling package using finite
element analysis in 1D, 2D and 3D, and is fully integrated with

Feel free to forward this offer to your colleagues and friends.

Best regards,
Jill Goldberg

P.S. The following case studies can be found on the CD:
- Finite Element simulations for capacitive position sensor
- Advanced HVAC modeling with FEMLAB/Simulink/MATLAB
- Buckling Analysis of Cylindrical Storage Tank
- CFD in Process Technology
- Computation of Electrokinetic Flow in Microchannel Networks
- Controlled local heating of a rotating CD-disc
- Distributed Spice simulations with FEMLAB
- Everyday use of FEMLAB in Laser Applications
- Extracting the Reverse Bias Capacitance of a Diffusion
Doped Silicon Diode from a Finite Element Model
- FEMLAB applications in Food Engineering
- FEMLAB simulation of a respiration-diffusion model for
harvested fruit
- H2 membrane separation Performance vs. Geometry
- Heat Forming and Separation Force of an Intravenous Catheter
- Implementation of moving boundaries in FEMLAB
- Implicit Neumann Boundary Conditions in Welding Simulations
- Modeling photonic crystals with FEMLAB
- Modeling of a Cryogenic Micro-calorimeter Array for
X-ray Spectroscopy
- Modeling of leaching in concrete dams
- Modeling of radionuclide migration from a canister for
high-level nuclear waste
- Modeling the electrical current distribution in the
deafened implanted ear
- Modeling heat transport in calorimeters for radiotherapy
- Modeling of Shearography Experiments (with thermal loading)
- Modeling of the effects of stray current interference on
buried reinforced concrete structures
- Modeling Particle Bed Electrodes
- Modeling the wave propagation properties of power cables
- Modular Polymer Fuel cell (PEFC) modeling
- Multi-Phase Modeling using Level-Set method
- Multiphysics Modeling in FEMLAB 3.0
- Optimization of a directly driven, low speed permanent
magnet wind generator
- Polarization of an Exciton
- Simulation of microfluidic components using FEMLAB
- Stochastic FE modeling of Fruits with Matlab and FEMLAB
- Thermal Design of Buried High Voltage Cables with use of FEMLAB
- Weak electric fish


From: Hans Stetter <>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 16:25:33 +0200
Subject: New Book, Numerical Polynomial Algebra

My book

"Numerical Polynomial Algebra", XV + 472 pp.

has just appeared with SIAM. For members of SIAM (and for attendants of many
forthcoming relevant conferences), it is available at a price of US$ 64.75.

Just as "numerical linear algebra" deals with the computational treatment of
problems associated with one or many linear equations, "numerical polynomial
algebra" investigates the computational treatment of problems associated with
one or several polynomial equations. Here, due to the inherent nonlinearity,
even the case of one variable is nontrivial; but the main interest is in the
multivariate case.

While "computer algebra" considers computational aspects of polynomials in the
spirit of pure mathematics (exact integer or rational data, exact computation),
numerical polynomial algebra embeds the problems into an analytic frame. Thus,
data of limited accuracy and floating-point computation assume their natural
place, just like in numerical linear algebra. In multivariate polynomial
algebra, this represents a step into virgin territory.

Remarkably, regular polynomial systems may be transformed into matrix
eigenproblems whose dimension equals the number of zeros; the associated
eigenvectors reveal the coordinates of the zeros. Other significant algebraic
problems are singular so that their numerical solution poses a particular

My book addresses computer algebraists as well as numerical analysts;
therefore, low-level introductions to numerical computation (chapters 3 and 4)
and to multivariate polynomial algebra (chapter 2) have been included.
As a potential textbook it contains numerous examples and exercises throughout.
Since polynomial models become more and more important in many areas,
application scientists may find important hints for their work in the book.

Contents by chapters:

Part I : Polynomials and Numerical Analysis

1. Polynomials (22 pp.)
2. Representations of Polynomial Ideals (42 pp.)
3. Polynomials with Coefficients of Limited Accuracy (34 pp.)
4. Approximate Numerical Computation (32 pp.)

Part II : Univariate Polynomial Problems

5. Univariate Polynomials (38 pp.)
6. Various Tasks with Empirical Univariate Polynomials (52 pp.)

Part III : Multivariate Polynomial Problems

7. One Multivariate Polynomial (44 pp.)
8. Zero-dimensional Systems of Multivariate Polynomials (70 pp.)
9. Systems of Empirical Multivariate Polynomials (68 pp.)
10. Numerical Basis Computation (32 pp.)

Part IV : Positive-Dimensional Polynomial Systems

11. Matrix Eigenproblems for Positive-Dimensional Systems (20 pp.)

-- Hans Stetter


From: Kaushal Srivastava <>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 21:54:35 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Nomination for Editors, IJEES / IJAMS

Nomination for Editors International Journal of Ecological Economics &
Statistics (IJEES)

Nominations are invited for Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors, and Assistant
Editors for the International Journal of Ecological Economics & Statistics
(IJEES) If you have someone in mind to serve as Editor-in-Chief, Associate
Editors, and Assistant Editors (including yourself), please nominate the
person and attach their CV. If you are nominating someone else, please consult
with that person to make sure they would be willing. All the posts are of two
years term with volunteer appointment policy. Also as per policy subscription
of journal is required for all appointed.

The IJEES ( publishes refereed,
well-written original research articles, and studies that describe the latest
research and developments in ecological economics and statistics. IJEES is an
interdisciplinary research journal. It's covers the many potential applications
and connections to other areas of Science and technology such as the use and
development of mathematical/ statistical modeling. IJEES is published quarterly
in March, June, September and December by "Centre for Environment, Social &
Economic Research (CESER)".

Send/e-mail the nominations with C.V. to:

Centre for Environment, Social & Economic Research,
Post Box No. 113,


From: Denis Sidorov <>
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 12:08:57 +0200
Subject: Change of Address for Denis Sidorov

Dr. Denis N. Sidorov's New Address:

UMR CNRS 6599/6600 Heudiasyc Lab
Centre de Recherches de Royallieu UTC
BP 20529 - 60205 Compiegne, France

direct phone: +33 (0) 3 44 23 46 99 [ext.0-4750]
fax: +33 (0) 3 44 23 44 77


From: IASTED <>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 17:03:26 -0600
Subject: Conference in Honolulu on Biomechanics

IASTED International Newsletter on Bio-Medicine
April 14, 2004


The IASTED International Conference on Biomechanics - BioMech 2004
August 23-25, 2004
Honolulu, Hawaii

Important Deadlines:
**Submissions Due: May 15, 2004**
Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2004
Registration Deadline: July 1, 2004

To view the Call for Papers and the International Program Committee, visit
our website at

The IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (BioMED 2004)
was held Feb. 16th to 18th in Innsbruck, Austria. IASTED would like to thank
all of the authors, attendees, presenters, International Program Committee
members and session chairs for their hard work and enthusiasm that made this
conference a great success.

We look forward to seeing you at BioMED 2005, to be held Feb. 16-18 in
Innsbruck, Austria!

Forward this information to your University library in order to stay up to
date. Past conference proceedings in the area of bio-medicine are available
for purchase from ACTA Press,


From: Basem Attili <>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 09:38:00 +0400
Subject: Conference in United Arab Emirates on Mathematical Sciences

The Second International Conference On Mathematical Sciences ICM-2004
November 21-24, 2004, UAEU - Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM: The scientific program will include one-hour plenary
lectures, and 25 minutes lectures contributions. There is a plan to publish
the Conference Proceedings in a special issue of the "Journal of the College
of Science".

SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE: The conference includes, but not limited to, the
areas of Algebra, Analysis, Complex Analysis and applications Applied
Mathematics and Statistics, Innovations and Strategies in Mathematics
Education and Financial Mathematics.

More information and website for the conference will be posted soon.

Contact address
Prof. M. Naim Anwar,
ICM2004, Coordinator of communication committee
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science.
UAE University, P.O. Box 17551
Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates , E-mail:
tel.:+971 3 7064225
fax :+971 3 7671291


From: Shi Zhong-ci <>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 11:07:25 +0800 (CST)
Subject: Conference in Hangzhou on Recent Advances in Adaptive Computation

Conference on Recent Advances in Adaptive Computation
May 24-28, 2004, Hangzhou, P.R. China

Zhong-Ci Shi Chinese Academy of Sciences
Zhiming Chen Chinese Academy of Sciences
Tao Tang Hong Kong Baptist University and Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dehao Yu Chinese Academy of Sciences

Confirmed Speakers:
Mark Ainsworth University of Strathclyde, Scotland
Carsten Carstensen Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Zhiming Chen Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Benqi Guo University of Manitoba, Canada
Ronald H.W. Hoppe Universitaet Augsburg, Germany
Stig Larsson Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Steve W.-B. Liu University of Kent, England
Rolf Rannacher University of Heidelberg, Germany
Alfred H. Schatz Cornell University ,USA
Tao Tang Hong Kong Baptist University, China

A Contemporary Mathematics volume based on this conference will be published
by American Mathematical Society.


Institute of Computational Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
International Research Team on Complex System, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Large Scale Scientific Computation Research, Ministery of Science and
Technology of China

Contact person: Miss Wenqiong Zhang ""


From: John Mitchell <>
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 21:59:19 -0400
Subject: Conference at RPI on Continuous Optimization



(Second announcement)

The inaugural triennial International Conference on Continuous
Optimization will take place on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute, Troy, New York, August 2-4, 2004; a website for the
Conference is available at:

This is a Mathematical Programming Society conference.
It is a sister conference to IPCO, the Integer Programming
and Combinatorial Optimization Conference, and is programmed
the year after ISMP, the international symposium on mathematical

The scientific program of ICCOPT will cover all major aspects of
continuous optimization: theory, algorithms, applications, and
related problems.

The Conference will consist of a mixture of plenary, semiplenary,
invited, and contributed talks. It is anticipated that at most
four sessions will be scheduled in parallel. Selected papers
will appear in a special issue of Mathematical Programming Series B.

A dedicated session will be devoted to papers by young colleagues,
to be chosen by a panel of reviewers.


Confirmed plenary and semiplenary speakers:
Aharon Ben-Tal
Sven Leyffer
Olvi Mangasarian
Arnold Neumaier
R. Tyrrell Rockafellar
Carsten Scherer
Alexander Shapiro
Paul Tseng
Shuzhong Zhang


You are cordially invited to attend the conference and
to submit a contributed paper for presentation. Due to
the limited number of available slots, the Program
Committee may have to decline some submissions. The
deadline for submission is May 1, 2004.


Intended for advanced graduate students and researchers who wish to
be exposed to a wide spectrum of topics in continuous optimization,
the Summer School at ICCOPT I will be run on Saturday, July 31, 2004
(full day) and Sunday, August 1, 2004 (half day). Tutorials on the
following topics are being planned:

Conic Programming: Mike Todd
Equilibrium Programming: Danny Ralph
Nonlinear Programming: Marc Teboulle
Stochastic Programming: Roger Wets
Variational and Nonsmooth Analysis: Boris Mordukhovich
Software: Jorge More


Conference only:
$175 before July 1, 2004.
$90 for students.

Summer school+conference:
$300 (includes dorm accommodation for students)


Jong-Shi Pang, Program chair
Roberto Cominetti
Nick Gould
Florian Jarre
Tim Kelley
Masakazu Kojima
Jie Sun
Andre Tits


April 5, 2004: Deadline for papers for consideration in
the special session dedicated to young researchers.

May 1, 2004: Deadline for titles and abstracts.

July 1, 2004: Registration deadline.

July 31 and August 1, 2004: Summer school.

August 2-4: ICCOPT I.


The Local Organizers of ICCOPT I:

Jong-Shi Pang, Co-Chair
John Mitchell, Co-Chair (SIAM Representative)
Kristin Bennett, Member
Joe Ecker Member

ICCOPT I is organized in cooperation with the INFORMS Optimization
Section, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
and the SIAM Activity Group on Optimization. It is sponsored in
part by the National Science Foundation, the Mathematical Programming
Society, IBM Research, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


From: Sivaguru Sritharan <>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 15:23:04 -0600
Subject: Workshop in Laramie on Stochastic Analysis

Institute for Scientific Computation Workshop
Stochastic Analysis and White Noise Calculus
An Introductory Tutorial Workshop for Graduate Students and
Newcomers to the Field
June 7 -11, 2004
University of Wyoming
Laramie, Wyoming 82071

P.L. Chow, Wayne State University
Fausto Gozzi, University of Rome
J.L. Menaldi, Wayne State University
H.H. Kuo, Louisiana State University
Dan Stanescu, University of Wyoming
P. Sundar, Louisiana State University
Andrzej Swiech, Georgia Tech


From: Stanislav Uryasev <>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 19:17:58 -0400
Subject: Workshop in New York on Integrated Risk-return Management.


July, 29-30, 2004, Hilton Times Square Hotel, New York, NY

- New Risk Measures (VaR, CVaR, CDaR) for the Bank Portfolio
- Bank-wide Integrated Risk Measurement and Capital Allocation
- Integration of Risk- and Return Management
- Risk-Return Portfolio Optimization of the Bank Portfolio
- Integration of Regulatory and Internal Risk Management

Prof. Stanislav Uryasev and Dr. Ursula Theiler

Workshop WEB site:


From: Stephen Billups <>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 17:57:46 -0600
Subject: INFORMS Optimization Prize for Young Researchers


Optimization Prize for Young Researchers

PRINCIPAL GUIDELINE. The Optimization Prize for Young
Researchers, established in 1998 and administered by the Optimization
Society (OS) within the Institute for Operations Research and Management
Science (INFORMS), is awarded annually at the INFORMS Fall National
Meeting to one (or more) young researchers for the most outstanding
paper in optimization that is submitted to or published in a refereed
professional journal. The prize serves as an esteemed recognition of
promising colleagues who are at the beginning of their academic or
industrial career.

DESCRIPTION OF THE AWARD. The optimization award includes a cash
amount of US$1,000 and a citation certificate. The award winners will
be invited to give a fifteen minute presentation of the winning paper at
the Optimization Section Business Meeting held during the INFORMS Fall
National Meeting in the year the award is made. It is expected that the
winners will be responsible for the travel expenses to present the paper
at the INFORMS meeting.

ELIGIBILITY. The authors and paper must satisfy the following
three conditions to be eligible for the prize:

(a) the paper must either be published in a refereed professional
journal no more than three years before the closing date of nomination,
or be submitted to and received by a refereed professional journal no
more than three years before the closing date of nomination;

(b) all authors must have been awarded their terminal degree within
five years of the closing date of nomination;

(c) the topic of the paper must belong to the field of optimization in
its broadest sense.

NOMINATION. A letter of nomination should be sent (preferably by
email) on or before this year's closing date of June 1, 2004, to:

Prof. Tamas Terlaky
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S4L7


From: Darrell Ross <>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 14:35:05 -0400
Subject: SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science

Conference Registration Reminder

SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science (MS04)
May 23-26, 2004
Hyatt Regency Los Angeles at Macy's Plaza
Los Angeles, California

It's not too late.

The SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science on-line
registration is still open. Registration closes Monday, May 3, 2004 at 4PM
Eastern Time.

Register now and save $100.

Darrell Ross
SIAM, Conference Program Manager
Conference Web Master

PLEASE NOTE: International attendees planning to attend conferences in
the USA may already be aware that there have been recent changes to the
visa program for scientific visitors, which affect even people from visa
waiver countries. The site
maintained by the National Academies, provides guidance on obtaining the
necessary documents.


From: Darrell Ross <>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 13:53:26 -0400
Subject: SIAM Conference on Partial Differential Equations

Conference Name: SIAM Conference on Partial Differential Equations
Location: Houston Post Oak Doubletree Hotel, Houston, Texas
Dates: December 6-8, 2004

The Call for Presentations for this conference is now available at:

For additional information, contact SIAM Conference Department at

Darrell Ross
SIAM, Conference Program Manager
Conference Web Master


From: Jerzy Wasniewski <>
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 17:31:58 +0200 (METDST)
Subject: PARA'04 Hotel Reservation and Conference Registration Deadlines

June 20-23, 2004

To all PARA'04 participants:

1. We remind you that a block of rooms has been reserved for
PARA'04 participants, at reduced rates, at each of the hotels
listed in

for the period June 19-24, 2004. These rooms will be held only
until April 30. For reservations made after this date the
reduced rates will not be in effect.

2. The conference fees will be increased for registration after
May 15, as shown at

A preliminary version of the PARA'04 programme can be seen at

On behalf of the PARA'04 Organizing Committee,

Jerzy Wasniewski


From: Laura Potter <>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 13:06:16 -0400
Subject: Staff Position at GlaxoSmithKline

Mathematical Modeler

The Scientific Computing and Mathematical Modeling group in
GlaxoSmithKline has an open position for a mathematical modeler available
in our state-of-the-art facility, located in Upper Merion, PA. The Upper
Merion site, located in suburban Philadelphia, is one of the world's
largest pharmaceutical research and development centers. The Scientific
Computing and Mathematical Modeling group applies mathematical and
computational techniques to a variety of challenging problems in
pharmaceutical research. Some of the current problems we are working on
include osteoporosis, cancer, diabetes, dyslipidemia, blood clotting,
asthma, computational systems biology, metabolism of bacteria and drug
delivery from medical devices.

This position will be responsible for developing mathematical models on
how powders behave based on basic physics as well as models of drug
delivery systems, medical devices and formulations. Modeling powders is an
interesting but challenging area. While physical and chemical
understanding can, in principle, describe the behavior of the individual
crystals and particles, modeling the collective behavior is quite
challenging. This type of modeling is interdisciplinary work at the
boundary of physics, chemistry, pharmaceutics, numerical analysis and
computer science.

We are looking for that rare individual who can successfully integrate
chemistry and physics with sophisticated mathematics and computational
techniques. A successful candidate would have a PhD in chemical or
mechanical engineering, physics, applied mathematics, scientific computing
or related field. Experience in mathematical model building, differential
equations, numerical analysis, and scientific computing applied to solving
practical problems is required. Experience in modeling powders, granular
flow and discrete element method is highly desirable. Excellent
communication skills and the ability to communicate results with those who
are neither comfortable nor familiar with mathematical terminology are
also required.

GlaxoSmithKline is dedicated to an innovative workplace and supports you
with career long opportunities and learning. We offer a competitive
benefits and compensation package designed to attract and retain the very
best. Developing talent through equality of opportunity. For confidential
consideration and efficient processing, please visit our website: indicating Job Code: 16718.


From: T. Terlaky <>
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2004 08:13:03 -0400
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at McMaster University

Postdoctoral Position at the Advanced Optimization Lab,
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

The Advanced Optimization Lab. (AdvOL) of McMaster
University is looking for a post-doctoral candidates in
continuous optimization, interior point methods.
Expertise in combinatorial optimization, engineering applications
and optimization software development is a plus. The AdvOL team
is a highly active research group. The position is co-financed
by a MITACS project on
interior point methods and VLSI design

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in mathematics, OR, or related fields.

The application should include the following:
curriculum vitae,
list of references,
publication list.
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected.

Starting date: 1 September, 2004
Duration: One year with the option of extending for another year.

Applications and enquires should be sent to:
Prof. Tamas Terlaky
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S4L7


From: Y. D. Shikhmurzaev <>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 15:25:13 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Ph. D. Studentship at University of Birmingham

EPSRC Mathematics CASE PhD Studentship
School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Birmingham.

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in the area of
computational fluid mechanics. The project on "Dynamic
wetting/dewetting processes in complex liquid/solid systems"
is funded by the EPSRC with a contribution
over and above the stipend and industrial training for the student
provided by Kodak Ltd. The research is related to free-boundary problems
emerging in new technologies and includes the study of topological
transitions in thin films, stability of pattern formation and some
other processes.

We are looking for a student with a good degree in Mathematics,
preferably with a background in fluid mechanics and
computational methods, and an interest in applying mathematics
to practical problems.

For further information please contact Dr Yulii Shikhmurzaev
(, phone: (0121) 414 6596,

To apply, please send your CV and statement of research interests to:
Dr Yulii D. Shikhmurzaev
School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Birmingham
Birmingham B15 2TT

Closing date: 1 June 2004.


From: CMFT Journal <>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 11:16:42 +0200 (MET DST)
Subject: Contents, Computational Methods and Function Theory


(Abstracts online available at

Dieter Gaier's Contributions to Numerical Conformal Mapping, Pages 1-53
N. Papamichael

Zeros of Solutions of a Functional Equation, Pages 55-78
W. Bergweiler, W. K. Hayman

Approximation of Conformal Mapping via the Szeg"o Kernel Method, Pages 79-94
I. E. Pritsker

Majorization of the Critical Points of a Polynomial by Its Zeros, Pages 95-103
G. Schmeisser

On a Dyadic Parametrization of Curves, Pages 105-115
J. M. Anderson, F. D. Lesley, V. I. Rotar

Airy Solutions of Painlev'e's Second Equation, Pages 117-126
N. Steinmetz

Punishing Factors for Angles, Pages 127-141
F. G. Avkhadiev, K.-J. Wirths

Sewing Homeomorphisms and Quasidisks, Pages 143-150
F. W. Gehring, K. Hag

Shift Generated Haar Spaces on Unbounded, Closed Domains in the Complex Plane,
Pages 151-164
M. Giasson, W. Hengartner, G. Opfer

Poles and Alternation Points in Real Rational Chebyshev Approximation,
Pages 165-177
H.-P. Blatt, R. Grothmann, R. Kovacheva

Nonlinear Riemann-Hilbert Problems and Boundary Interpolation, Pages 179-199
G. Semmler, E. Wegert

Generalized Iteration, Pages 201-252
R. Br"uck, M. B"uger

Decomposition of Continua and Prime Ends, Pages 253-272
J. J. Carmona, Ch. Pommerenke

Polynomial Approximation on Compact Sets Bounded by Dini-Smooth Arcs,
Pages 273-284
L. Frerick, J. M"uller

Universal Transforms of the Geometric Series under Generalized Riesz Methods,
Pages 285-297
L. Bernal-Gonz'alez, M. C. Calder'on-Moreno, W. Luh

Fixed Points of Univalent Functions, Pages 299-304
T. Gharibyan, G. Schmieder

Lacunary P'al-Type Interpolation and Over-Convergence, Pages 305-323
M. G. de Bruin, A. Sharma

Curvature Flow in Conformal Mapping, Pages 325-347
Ch. R. Collins, T. A. Driscoll, K. Stephenson

Harmonic Approximation on Compact Sets, Pages 349-358
T. Bagby, P. M. Gauthier

Uniform and Tangential Approximation on a Stripe by Entire Functions Having
Optimal Growth, Pages 359-383
N. Arakelian, H. Shahgholian

Uniformly Perfect Subsets of the Real Line and John Domains, Pages 385-396
V. V. Andrievskii


(Abstracts online available at

Conformality of the Apollonian Metric, Pages 397-411
Z. Ibragimov

A Lower Estimate for the Distance of an Attracting Fixpoint to the Boundary
of its Basin via Univalence Radius, Pages 413-424
P. Gumenuk

On Power Series Having Sections with only Real Zeros, Pages 425-441
O. M. Katkova, T. Lobova, A. M. Vishnyakova

Nonbounded Solutions of the Stationary Schr"odinger Equation on Riemannian
Manifolds, Pages 443-451
A. G. Losev, E. A. Mazepa, V. Y. Chebanenko

Prolongations and Cyclic Vectors, Pages 453-483
W. T. Ross, H. S. Shapiro

Approximation of Univalent Functions by Compositions, Pages 485-499
A. Kuznetsov


From: Thomas Hogan <>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 16:52:58 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Contents, Journal Approximation Theory

Table of Contents: J. Approx. Theory, Volume 126, Number 2, February 2004

Ulrich Abel
Asymptotic approximation by de la Vall\'{e}e Poussin means and their

\'{O}scar Ciaurri
Discrete Fourier-Neumann series

Se\'{a}n Dineen and Jorge Mujica
The approximation property for spaces of holomorphic functions on
infinite-dimensional spaces I

Hans-Peter Blatt , Ren\'{e} Grothmann, and Ralitza Kovacheva
Sequences with equi-distributed extreme points in uniform polynomial

U. Fidalgo Prieto , J. Ill\'{a}n and G. L\'{o}pez Lagomasino
Hermite-Pad\'{e} approximation and simultaneous quadrature formulas

Barry Simon
Ratio asymptotics and weak asymptotic measures for orthogonal
polynomials on the real line

Iossif Ostrovskii and Alexander Ulanovskii
On a problem of H. Shapiro

Author index for Volume 126


From: Li Jing <>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 13:24:17 +0800
Subject: Contents, Journal of Computational Mathematics

Journal of Computational Mathematics
Volume 22 Number 3 May 2004

Sergio Amat, Sonia Busquier, Vicente Candela
Third Order Iterative Methods without Using Second Fr\'echet Derivative

Deren Han
A Truly Globally Convergent Feasible
Newton-type Method for Mixed Complementarity Problems

Xiao-hua Ding, Mingzhu Liu
Convergence of Parallel Diagonal Iteration of Runge-Kutta Methods
for Delay Differential Equations

Li-shang Jiang, Min Dai
Convergence of the Explicit Difference Scheme and the Binomial Tree
Method for American Options

Dong-song Li Ming-zhu Liu
Asymptotic Stability Properties of $\theta-methods$
for the Multi-pantograph Delay Differential Equation

Ji-jun Liu, Jin Cheng, G. Nakamura
Reconstruction of Scattered Field from Far-field by

Anil Kumar, V. Vishnu, B.
A Summation Formula for Estimating the Surface Areas of Ellipsoids

Hou-de Han, Xin Wen
The Artificial
Boundary Conditions for Numerical Simulations of the Complex
Amplitude in a Coupled Bay-river System

Mu-sheng Wei
Relationship Between the
Stiffly Weighted Pseudoinverse and Multi-Level Constrained

Wen-bao Ai
An Optimal Method for Adjusting
the Centering Parameter in the Wide-Neighborhood Primal-Dual
Interior-Point Algorithm for Linear Programming

Cheng-jian Zhang, Geng Sun
Boundedness and Asymptotic Stability of Multistep Methods for
Generalized Pantograph Equations

Zhong-qing Wang, Ben-yu Guo
Modified Legendre Rational Spectral
Method for the Whole Line

Chun-jia Bi, Li-kang Li
Mortar Finite Volume Method with Adini
Element for Biharmonic Problem


From: Nicola Mastronardi <>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 00:59:31 -0700
Subject: Summer school in Bari on Numerical Linear Algebra

The XXII School of Computational Mathematics (special topic: Numerical
Linear Algebra) will take place in the hotel Porto Giardino, Monopoli,
Bari, Italy, September, 12-19, 2004.

The main courses are:

Least Squares (Ordinary Least Squares and Total Least Squares) and
hMatrix Approximations (4 hours),
G. H. Golub, Stanford University, USA,

Structured Low Rank Approximations (5 hours),
M. T. Chu, North Carolina State University, USA,

Toeplitz least squares and related problems (5 hours),
G. Heinig, Kuwait University , Kuwait,

Semiseparable matrices and their use in numerical linear algebra (5 hours),
M. Van Barel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium,

Model reduction of large scale dynamical systems (6 hours),
P. Van Dooren, Universite' Catholique de Louvain, Louvain la Neuve,Belgium.

Besides the short courses there will be given some seminars by
Dario A. Bini, Luca Gemignani, Daniele Bertaccini, ...

The school is addressed to graduate students, PhD students, young
researchers in scientific disciplines (Mathematics, Statistics, Physics,
Engineering, Computer Science, Economics,...).

There is no registration fee for the school. Participants have to pay
for full board hotel accommodation. The cost for the whole period (from
Sunday evening to Saturday afternoon) in a double room is 300 Euro and
in a single room 350 Euro, in the Hotel Portogiardino.

Because the number of participants is limited, it is advisable to
register before May 15, 2004.

More information can be found at

Best regards,
Nicola Mastronardi


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