NA Digest Sunday, September 18, 1988 Volume 88 : Issue 37
Today's Editor: Cleve Moler
From: Nick Trefethen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 88 11:25:28 EDT
Subject: Backwards Error Analysis and Chaos
Members of the NA Net may be interested in the recent
article in SCIENCE (Sept. 2) entitled "Computer-drawn
pictures stalk the wild trajectory." It appears that
backwards error analysis is proving fruitful in the study
of strange attractors -- in particular, in proving that
computer-generated attractors are close to exact ones
despite the errors introduced by floating-point arithmetic.
Nick Trefethen, M.I.T. (email@example.com)
From: Richard Bartels <rhbartels%watcgl.waterloo.edu@RELAY.CS.NET>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 88 15:13:02 EDT
Subject: Condition Number Estimator for Polynomial Roots Wanted
I would appreciate any and all pointers to publications on the
subject of a posteriori condition or accuracy estimators for
for numerically computed roots to polynomials.
From: Robert Plemmons <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 88 11:25:47 EDT
Subject: Position at North Carolina State
POSITION IN SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
The Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science invite
applications for a junior level tenure track position in support of our
Center for Research in Scientific Computation. The position will be
joint between the two Departments, with the successful applicant
determining his/her major Department. Applicants working in parallel
processing and numerical linear algebra are of special interest to both
Departments. Applicants will be expected to have or to receive a Ph.D.
in Applied Mathematics or Computer Science before their Fall 1989
appointment. Applicants should have a strong interest in both research
and teaching. Immigration status of non-US citizens must be stated
in the application. Applicants should arrange to have 3 letters of
recommendation accompany their application. North Carolina State
University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Submit resumes and arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent to
Robert J. Plemmons, Director
Center for Research in Scientific Computation
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 8206
Raleigh, NC 27695-6206
The Center for Research in Scientific Computation(CRSC) was
established to serve the University of North Carolina System by the
Board of Governors in order to provide a focal point for research in
Computational Science and Engineering. Its mission is to coordinate
such research activities in the UNC System and particularly in the
Research Triangle Area of North Carolina. The CSRC is administered
by the Department of Mathematics in the College of Physical and
Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Computer Science
in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University.
From: Joe Flaherty <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 88 10:44:03 EDT
Subject: Workshop on Adaptive Methods for PDEs
Workshop on Adaptive Methods for Partial Differential Equations
October 13-15, 1988
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York
Sponsored by the U.S. Army Research Office
A workshop emphasizing new ideas and innovations in adaptive numerical
methods for solving partial differential equations.
Thursday, October 13, 1988
Ivo Babuska U. Md. Reliability and Adaptive Modeling
Barna Szabo Wash. U. Control of the Errors of Idealization in
Finite Element Analysis
J. Dannenhoffer UTRC Adaptive Grid Embedding for Complex
Two-Dimensional Transonic Flows
M.S. Shephard RPI Generation, Structure and Tracking of Finite
Contributed Papers Seession
Friday, October 14, 1988
O.C. Zienkiewicz U.C. Swansea Simple and Practical Error Estimation and
Adaptivity: h- and hp- Procedures
Marsha Berger NYU Recent Applications of Adaptive Mesh
M. Smooke Yale U. Numerical Solution of Two-Dimensional
Axisymmetric Laminar Diffusion Flames
Jan Verwer CWI A Moving Grid Method for One-Dimensional
Partial Differential Equations Which is
Based on the Method of Lines
J.E. Flaherty RPI Adaptive Overlapping Grid Methods for
M.F. Wheeler U. Houston To be announced
Contributed Papers Session
Saturday, October 15, 1988
Richard Ewing U. Wyoming Adaptive Methods for Large-Scale
L.R. Petzold LLNL An Adaptive Moving Grid Method for One-
Dimensional Systems of Partial Differential
Equations and Its Numerical Solution
J.T. Oden U. Texas Recent Results in Adaptive Methods in
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Organizing Committee: Joseph E. Flaherty and Mark S. Shephard, Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute, and John Vasilakis, Benet Laboratories.
Hotel Information: Super 8 Motel, 1 Fourth Street, Troy, New York 12180
Group rate for Conference - $29.60 for single, $33.20 for double
Reservations made after September 30th will be taken on a space-available
Conference Banquet: Thursday, October 13th at the RPI Faculty Club.
Cost will be approximately $20.00.
There will be a tour of the Fall foilage following the conference on
Saturday afternoon, with a stop along the way for lunch.
If you plan on attending the workshop, please complete the following
and send to Pam Paslow, Conference Secretary, Department of
Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
12180 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I will attend the Conference.
I will attend the Conference Banquet on October 13th.
I will attend the Fall foliage tour on October 15th.
From: Richard Brualdi <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 88 17:17:45 cdt
Subject: Errata for LAA Index
Errata for Volume 100 of "Linear Algebra and its
Volume 100 of LAA was an index volume, which in particular
contains references to papers published in LAA since its
inception in 1968. As is to be expected with such a large
project, some errors have ocurred. We plan to prepare an
Errata and would appreciate hearing from anyone who has
discovered an error or omission.
Richard A. Brualdi( firstname.lastname@example.org or
From: Gerard Meurant <mcvax!romanee.inria.fr!meurant@uunet.UU.NET>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 88 18:00:07 -0200
Subject: International Symposium on Numerical Methods in Engineering
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Groupe pour l'Avancement des Methodes Numeriques de l'Ingenieur
Societe de Mathematiques Appliquees et Industrielles
International Society of Innovative Numerical Analysis
LAUSANNE - SWITZERLAND
11-15 September 1989
VTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON NUMERICAL
METHODS IN ENGINEERING
Call for papers
AIM OF THE CONFERENCE
In the line of the previous international meetings in this series, the purpose
of this Vth Symposium is to survey the state of the art in advanced scientific
computing as applied to the engineering Science. Both numerical techniques
and applications will be discussed. Minisymposia will be organized on selected
Partial differential equations
Numerical methods :
Finite elements, differences and volumes
Parallel and vector computing methods
Software engineering tools
Non-linear solids mechanics
Fracture mechanics, damage tolerence
Softening and Metallurgy
Flows in porous media
Please fill in and mail the following application form.
-October 15th, 1988 :
Deadline for submission of four copies of
abstracts (500 to 1'000 words).
-January 15th, 1989 :
Notification of rejection or acceptance.
Authors receive instructions for preparation of the final papers.
-April 1st, 1989 :
Deadline for reception of the final papers.
Procedings will be distributed to attendees at the opening of the conference.
Conference Secretary :
Dr. Sauro NICLI
GASOV - EPFL
EPF - LAUSANNE
CH - 1015 LAUSANNE - ECUBLENS
Honorary President: Prof. Dr. B. VITTOZ President of EPFL
Chairman: R. GRUBER GASOV/EPFL / Switzerland
Conference Secretary: S. NICLI GASOV/EPFL / Switzerland
P. LE TALLEC LCPC / France
J.F. MAITRE ECL- Lyon / France
A. MERCIER EIR/SIN / Switzerland
G. MEURANT CEA-Limeil / France
J. PERIAUX AMD-BA / France
J. RAPPAZ DMA/EPFL / Switzerland
R.P. SHAW SUNY / USA
J.-P. THERRE CRAY RESEARCH Switzerland / France
Th. ZIMMERMANN ZACE SERVICES S.A. / Switzerland
International Scientific Committee:
Chairman: J. PERIAUX AMD-BA / France
R.P. SHAW New-York State University / U.S.A.
J.C. WU Georgia Institute of Technology / U.S.A.
T.J.R. HUGHES Stanford University / U.S.A.
S. KOBAYASHI Kyoto University / Japan
M. TANAKA Shinshu University / Japan
Z. YANG Nanjing Aeronautical Instute / China
G. MEURANT CEA / France
P. LALLEMAND DRET- Ecole Normale Sup / France
R. GLOWINSKI Univ. Houston and INRIA / France
I.L. RYHMING EPF-Lausanne / Switzerland
M. EBERLE ETH-Zurich / Switzerland
E. GOEDE Sulzer/Escher-Wyss / Switzerland
A. RIZZI FFA and KTH / Sweden
C. BREBBIA Wessex Institute of Tech. / United Kingdom
O. ZIENKIEWICZ Univ. College of Swansea / United Kingdom
W. WENDLAND Univ. Stuttgart / Germany
J. ARGYRIS Univ. Stuttgart / Germany
J.S. DOLTSINIS Univ. Stuttgart / Germany
M. PANDOLFI Politecnico di Turino / Italy
F. MICHAVILA Escuela de Minas / Spain
E. ONATE Univ. Politecnica Catalunya / Spain
K.D. PAPAILIOU Univ. of Athens / Greece
Send the following reply form to :
VeJCongres International sur les Methodes
Numeriques de l'Ingenieur
GASOV - EPFL
EPF - LAUSANNE
CH - 1015 LAUSANNE - ECUBLENS
Please fill in this form and mail it now to the preceding address.If you are
interested in the Symposium, we kindly ask you to return this application
form duly filled in. You will be provided with further information in a later time.
Family Name :
First Name :
Full Address :
: I am not sure to attend the Symposium but keep my
name on your mailing list.
: I intend to attend the Symposium
: I intend to contribute a talk
Title or content of my talk :
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 88 07:40 CDT
Subject: Positions at Oklahome State
OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
Several tenured, tenure-track and visiting positions at all
professorial ranks are anticipated for Fall, 1989. All areas are under
consideration, but we especially encourage applications in Algebraic
Geometry, Differential Geometry, Topology, Several Complex Variables,
Harmonic Analysis, Probability, *Applied Mathematics*, and *PDE's*.
Normal duties include research and at most six hours teaching per
semester. Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in Mathematics or a related
field, evidence of research achievement or potential, and a commitment to
teaching. Post-doctoral experience is desirable, but not essential. For full
consideration, send a resume and arrange to have three confidential letters
of reference sent by January 15, 1989 to B. Conrey, Appointments Committee
Chairman, Department of Mathematics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
74078-0613. O.S.U. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
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