NA Digest Saturday, July 31, 2004 Volume 04 : Issue 31

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From: Cleve Moler <>
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2004 12:22:00 (EST)
Subject: Short Courses on MATLAB Math

MATLAB Math Short Courses

We will be offering a series of one- and two-day short courses on
mathematically related MATLAB topics during the week of August 16-20.
The courses will be held at the MathWorks headquarters in Natick,
a few miles west of Boston, Massachusetts. On Monday, Aug. 16, my
colleague Bill Mueller will offer an "Advanced MATLAB" course.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 17 and 18, Mueller will offer one-day
versions of the Optimization and Statistics courses. On Thursday and
Friday, Aug. 19 and 20, I will be teaching a two-day course on
"Numerical Computing with MATLAB", based on my new MathWorks/SIAM book
with the same title.

For more information on these courses, and other short courses at other
locations, see:

-- Cleve Moler


From: Charles Broyden <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 19:56:19 +0100
Subject: Change of Address for Charles Broyden

Dear Colleagues,
I would like, somewhat belatedly, to record my retirement from
the Maths. Department of the University of Bologna. I may be contacted in
future at My apologies to anybody who has tried and failed to
contact me recently at my former University address.
Sincerely, C. G. Broyden

Charles Broyden,
27 Days Green,
Capel St Mary,
Ipswich IP9 2HZ.
Tel: 01473-310596


From: Alastair Spence <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 10:39:35 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Entries for Leslie Fox Prize

Call for Papers

The Twelfth Leslie Fox Prize meeting will take place on Monday,
June 27th 2005, at the Department of Mathematics, University of Dundee.
The Numerical Analysis Conference 2005 will follow from 28th June-
1st July, 2005 (see

Entries for the Twelfth Leslie Fox Prize competition should now be
submitted. Any person who is less than 31 years old on January 1st,
2005 and has not already won a first prize is eligible. Each entry
should consist of a paper, describing some of the candidate's
research, that is suitable for a 40 minute lecture at a numerical
analysis symposium. Whether or not the work has been published or
accepted for publication is irrelevant, but no person may submit more
than one paper. Candidates from previous competitions are encouraged
to enter.

The entries will be considered by an Adjudicating Committee: its
members are Prof. Alastair Spence (Bath, Chairman), Prof. Endre
Suli (Oxford) and Prof. Andrew Stuart (Warwick). Particular attention will
be given to the originality and quality of each paper, and to the
suitability of the material for a 40 minute talk to a general audience
of numerical analysts. Papers will be selected by the Committee by
the mid-April 2005, for presentation at the Leslie Fox Prize meeting.
Only the papers that are presented at the symposium will be eligible
for awards but, subject to this restriction, the Adjudicating Committee
may award any number of first and secondary prizes.

* Entries should be received, by the Chairman, by January 31st,
2005, either electronically as a PostScript or a pdf file or as three
hard copies by regular mail.

* Each candidate should include a statement of her/his year of
birth and should indicate that she/he would be available to present
her/his paper at the symposium.

* A joint paper may be submitted by an individual candidate if
accompanied by a statement from the co-authors agreeing to the
submission and detailing the contribution of the candidate to the

* Travel funds are not generally available to assist candidates who
attend the symposium.

* The receipt of all entries will be acknowledged.

* Further details are available at

Any question on this notice should be addressed to a member of the
Adjudicating Committee.

Alastair Spence
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Bath
Bath, BA2 7AY
United Kingdom
July 2004


From: Brian Gough <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 14:07:05 +0100
Subject: GNU Scientific Library

Version 1.5 of the GNU Scientific Library (GSL) is
now available for download at:

GSL is a free numerical library written in C using
modern coding conventions. It is distributed under
the GNU General Public License.

This release fixes bugs reported in the past year
and is backwards compatible with previous versions.

Brian Gough


From: Howard Oishi <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 11:24:11 -0400
Subject: Symposium in Dearborn on Complexity and Advanced Analytics

Complexity and Advanced Analytics Applied to Business, Government
and Public Policy Symposium

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2004
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Place: CASL Building, University of Michigan - Dearborn, Dearborn, Michigan
Cost: Free to SIAM Great Lakes Section members, $5 for others.
Lunch and refreshments are included.

The Complexity and Advanced Analytics Symposium, jointly sponsored
by SIAM Great Lakes Section, University of Michigan Center for the
Study of Complex Systems and University of Michigan - Dearborn
will take place on Saturday, October 23, 2004 at University of
Michigan - Dearborn.

Please refer to the symposium web site:

The featured speaker is Professor Avner Friedman, Director of the
Mathematical Biosciences Institute at Ohio State University and
one of the most acclaimed and respected applied mathematicians and
mathematics leaders of our time. There's more information about
Avner at He will
talk about:

"Challenges and Opportunities in Developing New Drugs"

Other commitments from speakers include

o Professor Carl Simon, Director of the Center for the Study
of Complex Systems at U. Michigan,
o Dr. Irv Salmeen, the Ford Motor Company department manager
who pioneered advanced business analytics at Ford, and
o Tim Rey from Dow Chemical Company.

Speakers are welcome to submit title and abstract for a
presentation at once; the deadline is September 10. The web site
includes a link to the Call for Presentations.


From: Daniel Katz <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 20:15:22 -0700
Subject: Conference in San Diego on Cluster Computing

Cluster 2004
The 2004 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing
September 20-23, 2004
Town and Country Hotel, San Diego, California, USA

August 23, 2004
Register online at

The Cluster 2004 conference, to be held in beautiful San Diego, provides
an open forum for researchers, practitioners, and users to present
and discuss issues, directions, and results that will shape the future of
cluster computing. The Cluster series of conferences is one of the flagship
events sponsored by the IEEE Task Force on Cluster Computing (TFCC) since its
inception in 1999. The competition among refereed papers was particularly
strong this year, with 48 papers being selected as full papers from the 150
submitted papers. Besides the technical paper presentation, there will be
three exciting keynote speakers, four tutorials, one workshop and exhibits to
be arranged during the conference period.

Cluster 2004 will be held at the <> Town and Country
Resort. Reservations should be made with the hotel directly. Hotel online
registration is available from
where you can also find the online conference registration and the Cluster
2004 advanced program.


From: Ya-xiang Yuan <>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 12:38:44 +0800
Subject: Conference in Lhasa on Numerical Linear Algebra

International Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization
(Lhasa, China, August 8-12, 2005)

An International Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization will
be held in Lhasa, Tibet in China from August 8 to 12, 2005. This conference
is the 5th of the binnial conference, with previous ones being held in Qingdao
(1997), Nanjing(1999), Dunhuang(2001) and Guilin(2003). The Conference will be
organized by the State Key Laboratory of Scientific and Engineering Computing,
the Institute of Computational Mathematics and Scientific/Engineering Computing,
Academy of Mathematics and Systems Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and
Tibet University. The sponsors of the Conference include Chinese Natural
Science Foundation, and Chinese Mathematical Society. Invited lectures on
recent advances of numerical optimization, numerical linear algebra, and
their applications will be given.

INVITED SPEAKERS include(tentative list):
M. Fukushima (Kyoto Univ, Japan)
M. Gu (UC Berkeley, USA)
W. Hager (University of Florida, USA)
D. Goldfarb (Columbia Univ, USA)
N. Gould (Rutherford Appleton Lab, Oxford, UK)
M. Groetschel (TU Berlin, Germany)
J. Nocedal (Northwestern University, USA)
W.Y. Sun (Nanjing Univ., China)
M. Thera (University of Limoges, France)
P. Tseng (University of Washington, USA)
J.C. Xu (Penn State University, USA)
Y. Ye (Standford Univ, USA)
J.Y. Yuan (Univ of Curitiba, Brazil)
C. Zillober (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
S.Z. Zhang (Chinese University of Hong Kong, China)
S.L. Zhang (Tokyo University, Japan)

Limited number of short (about 20 minutes) contributed talks will be accepted
for presentation. Papers on theoretical, computational and practical aspects
of numerical optimization and numerical algebra are welcome.

Prospective participants(except invited speakers) should send their pre-
registration (Name, email address) to the address below as soon as possible.
Due to various constraints, the maximum number of participants will be 60
(the up limit for overseas participants will be 30). Therefore, if you want
to attend, please register as soon as possible.

Those who want to contribute 20 minute talks please sent the title and abstract
(Latex file preferred) by e-mail to Mr Xia Yong (

For more details, please visit
or contact:

Prof. Ya-xiang Yuan and Dr. Yuhong Dai
Institute of Computational Mathematics and Scientific Computing
Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 2719, Beijing 100080, China
Tel: +86-10-255-9001, +86-10-6254-5820 FAX: +86-10-254-2485


From: Tony Humphries <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 11:11:02 +0100
Subject: Faculty Position at McGill University

McGill University
Department of Mathematics & Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for
a tenure-track position in applied mathematics. While the appointment
is expected to be made at the level of an Assistant Professor, the
Department would consider applicants for a senior position.

The appointment is expected to be in the broad area of differential
equations (partial, stochastic, or functional) and scientific computing.
Applicants should have expertise in both analytical and computational

Candidates must have a doctoral degree at the date of appointment and
a strong background in mathematics. They are also expected to have
demonstrated the capacity for independent research of excellent quality.
Selection criteria include research accomplishments, as well as
potential contributions to the educational programs of the Department
at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Applications with a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a research
outline, an account of teaching experience, a statement on teaching, and
the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least four
references (with one addressing the teaching record) should be sent to

Professor A.R. Humphries,
Chair, Applied Mathematics Search Committee,
Department of Mathematics & Statistics,
McGill University,
805 Sherbrooke St. W.,
Montreal, Qc., Canada. H3A 2K6.

Candidates must arrange to have the letters of recommendation sent
directly to the above address. Candidates are encouraged to include
copies of up to 3 selected reprints or preprints with their

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by
30th November, 2004.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be
given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. However, all
outstanding candidates will be considered. McGill University is
committed to equity in employment.


From: Andrew Sommese <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 15:57:25 -0500
Subject: Faculty Position at the University of Notre Dame

46556 Regular Position in Numerical Analysis

The Department of Mathematics of the University of Notre Dame
invites applications from an applied mathematician with a special
interest in numerical analysis. The starting date for the position
is August 23, 2005. Candidates at any rank will be considered. The
teaching load is one course one semester and two courses the other
semester. The salary is competitive. Applications, including a
curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and a completed AMS
standard cover sheet, should be sent to: William G. Dwyer, Chair,
at the above address. Applicants should also arrange for at least
three letters of recommendation to be sent to the chair. These
letters should address the applicant's research accomplishments and
supply evidence that the applicant has the ability to communicate
articulately and teach effectively. Notre Dame is an equal
opportunity employer. Women and minorities are urged to apply. The
evaluation of candidates will begin December 1, 2004. Information
about the department is available at


Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 15:02:44 -0400
Subject: Staff Position at GlaxoSmithKline

Numerical Analysis Computing Position at GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical
company with an opportunity available in our Upper Merion, PA facility
with the Scientific Computing and Mathematical Modeling group. This group
is responsible for solving difficult scientific problems mostly through
mathematical modeling approaches. This position will be responsible for
providing numerical analysis and scientific computing support for the
development of numerical mathematical models of physical and biological
systems for the purposes of advancing drug discovery and development
efforts. This will involve understanding the analytical and numerical
complexities of the model, the quality of the data available (e.g. noise
pattern, incompleteness, non-uniformity of sampling, etc.), the needs of
the modeling team involved, and formulating a robust numerical
computational approach. Those ideas will then be translated into
scalable, robust code. This role will require the ability to work with a
wide variety of different numerical analysis approaches. A secondary goal
of the position is provide the group with numerical analysis and
scientific computing expertise and the continuous introduction of newer,
better, more sophisticated approaches as they are developed.

The position requires experience and expertise in numerical analysis and
scientific computing and an excellent grounding in several of the
following: optimization, differential equations, function approximation,
dynamical systems, fractals and stochastic processes, modeling, and other
modern computational techniques. A good general physical or life sciences
or engineering experience (e.g. biology, mathematics, physics, chemistry,
electrical engineering, etc.) is a plus. An advanced degree (Ph.D.) as
well as strong, documented experience in the above credentials is
necessary. GlaxoSmithKline offers a competitive benefits and compensation
package. For confidential consideration and efficient processing, please
visit our website: and apply online indicating Job Code
Requisition Number: 18825


From: Carl Ollivier-Gooch <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 16:03:23 -0700
Subject: PhD Studentship at University of British Columbia

The Advanced Numerical Simulation Laboratory at the University of
British Columbia has an opening for a PhD student, effective as soon as
January 2005. The research project is in the area of high-order
accurate finite-volume methods, especially the relationship between
geometric mesh quality and solution accuracy. The goal of the project
is to determine what geometric mesh properties optimize solution
accuracy and develop mesh adaptation schemes to produce such meshes.

The ideal student for this position will have strong applied math
skills, good background in at least one potential physical application
area (such as fluid or solid mechanics, CEM, etc), and good programming
skills. Financial support is available.

The Advanced Numerical Simulation Laboratory is dedicated to the
development of algorithms and software tools for scientific computing,
with an emphasis on lowering the entry barrier for applications
scientists and engineers with little or no numerical analysis
background. Tools currently under development include an unstructured
mesh generation suite and a generic finite volume solver.

For more information about the project, or to apply, please contact:

Carl Ollivier-Gooch
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4



From: CMFT Journal <>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 16:24:20 +0200 (MET DST)
Subject: Contents, Compututational Methods and Function Theory


(Abstracts online available at

Remarks on the Bohr Phenomenon, Pages 1-19
C. B&eacute;n&eacute;teau, A. Dahlner, D. Khavinson

Construction of Convex Mappings of <I>p</I>-Balls in <B>C</B><SUP>2</SUP>,
Pages 21-34
J. R. Muir Jr., T. J. Suffridge

On Crofoot-Sarason's Conjecture for Harmonic Polynomials, Pages 35-41
A. Lyzzaik, D. Bshouty

Completeness of Spaces of Harmonic Functions under Restricted Supremum Norms,
Pages 43-45
S. J. Gardiner

Iterated Function Systems, Capacity and Green's Functions, Pages 47-58
L. Baribeau, D. Brunet, Th. Ransford, J. Rostand

The Logarithmic Derivative for Minimal Surfaces in <B>R</B><SUP>3</SUP>,
Pages 59-75
G. Rhoads, A. Weitsman

Geometric Properties of Harmonic Shears, Pages 77-96
P. Greiner

Three Extremal Problems for Hyperbolically Convex Functions, Pages 97-109
R. W. Barnard, K. Pearce, G. B. Williams

Conformal Mapping of Parabola-Shaped Domains, Pages 111-126
T. Carroll, W. K. Hayman

Curvature Properties of Planar Harmonic Mappings, Pages 127-142
M. Chuaqui, P. Duren, B. Osgood

Small Perturbations of the Riemann Zeta Function and their Zeros, Pages 143-150
P. M. Gauthier, E. S. Zeron

Landau's Theorem for Planar Harmonic Mappings, Pages 151-158
M. Dorff, M. Nowak

On Quaternionic Analysis and its Modifications, Pages 159-182
H. Leutwiler, P. Zeilinger

Cases of Equality for a Class of Bound-Preserving Operators over
<I>P<SUB>n</SUB></I>, Pages 183-188
R. Fournier

Asymptotic Expansion of the Krawtchouk Polynomials and their Zeros,
Pages 189-226
W.-Y. Qiu, R. Wong

On the Zeros of <I>af(f<SUP>(k)</SUP>)<SUP>n-1</SUP>, n&ge;2</I>, Pages 227-235
A. Alotaibi

Deficient Values of Derivatives of Meromorphic Functions in the Class S,
Pages 237-247
J. K. Langley


From: Communications in Math Sciences <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 11:53:10 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Contents, Communications in Mathematical Sciences

Communications in Mathematical Sciences (CMS) Supplemental Issue, 2004
* full articles are available at *










From: Science Direct <>
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2004 09:01:24 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Contents, Nonlinear Analysis

Nonlinear Analysis Volume 58, Issues 1-2, Pages 1-243 (July 2004)

On the multiplicity of Dini subgradients in separable spaces, Pages 1-10
Philip D. Loewen and Xianfu Wang

Chaos synchronization of Lu dynamical system, Pages 11-20
H. N. Agiza

Structure of large positive solutions of a class of quasilinear elliptic
Dirichlet problems, Pages 21-44
Zongming Guo and Hongjun Yu

Stable transition layers in a balanced bistable equation with degeneracy,
Pages 45-67
Hiroshi Matsuzawa

Multiple positive solutions of singular and nonsingular discrete problems via
variational methods, Pages 69-73
Ravi P. Agarwal, Kanishka Perera and Donal O'Regan

Existence of solutions of the very fast diffusion equation, Pages 75-101
Kin Ming Hui

A compact support principle for a class of elliptic differential inequalities,
Pages 103-119
Yang Haitao

The discrete diffusive coagulation-fragmentation equations with scattering,
Pages 121-142
Christoph Walker

Asymptotic behavior of uniformly asymptotically almost nonexpansive curves
in a Hilbert space, Pages 143-157
Behzad Djafari Rouhani

Symmetry for boundary blow up solutions of elliptic equations in a half-space,
Pages 159-173
Wei Dong

Travelling waves for the Gross-Pitaevskii equation in dimension larger than two,
Pages 175-204
David Chiron

Entire bounded solutions for a class of sublinear elliptic equations,
Pages 205-218
Khalifa El Mabrouk

The equivalence between Mann-Ishikawa iterations and multistep iteration,
Pages 219-228
B. E. Rhoades and Stefan M. Soltuz

Multiple positive solutions of strongly indefinite systems with critical
Sobolev exponents and data that change sign, Pages 229-243
Pigong Han and Zhaoxia Liu

Nonlinear Analysis Volume 58, Issues 5-6, Pages 489-731
(August - September 2004)

Mixed problems for hyperbolic functional differential equations with unbounded
delay, Pages 489-515
Z. Kamont and S. Kozie

Relaxed formulation and existence result of the degenerated elliptic small
disturbance model, Pages 517-534
M. Amara, A. Obeid and G. Vallet

On bifurcation, critical groups and exact multiplicity of solutions to
semilinear elliptic boundary value problems, Pages 535-546
Zhitao Zhang

The turnpike property for approximate solutions of variational problems
without convexity, Pages 547-569
Alexander J. Zaslavski

Positive solutions of inhomogeneous elliptic equations with indefinite data,
Pages 571-589
Qiuyi Dai and Jianfu Yang

Doubly nonlinear equations with unbounded operators, Pages 591-607
Sergiu Aizicovici and Veli-Matti Hokkanen

The uniform attractor for the 2D non-autonomous Navier-Stokes flow in some
unbounded domain, Pages 609-630
Yanren Hou and Kaitai Li

On the solvability of the initial-value problem for the motion equations of
nonlinear viscoelastic medium in the whole space, Pages 631-656
D. A. Vorotnikov and V. G. Zvyagin

Stability of constant steady states and existence of unbounded solutions in
time to a reaction-diffusion equation modelling chemotaxis, Pages 657-681
Toshitaka Nagai and Tatsuyuki Nakaki

Periodic problems with asymmetric nonlinearities and nonsmooth potentials,
Pages 683-702
Michael Filippakis, Leszek Gasiski and Nikolaos S. Papageorgiou

On the space-time regularity of C(0,T;Ln)-very weak solutions to the
Navier-Stokes equations, Pages 703-717
Luigi C. Berselli and Giovanni P. Galdi

A note on compressible Navier-Stokes equations with vacuum state in one
dimension, Pages 719-731
Daoyuan Fang and Ting Zhang


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