NA Digest Sunday, September 18, 1994 Volume 94 : Issue 38

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From: Ira Hammerman <>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 94 09:25:32 +0200
Subject: New Algorithms for the Assignment Problem

Is anyone aware of:
1. New algorithms for the optimal assignment problem that are
more efficient that Bertsekas' Auction Algorithm.

2. Algorithms that give the N-best assignments, not just the optimal

Ira Hammerman


From: Alexander Pukhov <>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 94 12:39:33 +0400 (MSD)
Subject: FFT with Bessel functions

Does anybody know if there exist numerical analog of FFT for
**Bessel** functions, i.e., when Bessel functions are the BASIC
functions in the decomposition? I need such FFT on Bessel functions
for decomposition of an arbitrary function in cylindric region.

I will be gratefull for any references and particularly for
fortran codes.

My E-mail address is:

Alexander Pukhov.


From: Floyd Hanson <>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 94 16:05:28 EDT
Subject: Temporary Change of Address for Floyd Hanson

For the Fall Semester, September through December, my sabbatical address
will be

Box F
PROVIDENCE RI 02912-1932

OfficeTel: 401-863-2354
DivisionTel: 401-863-2353
DivisionFax: 401-863-1355

I will still be reading my email at and


From: Suely Oliviera <>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 1994 16:12:46 -0500
Subject: New Address for Suely Oliveira

As of September 1st 94 I have accepted a
position at Texas A&M University. Any mail
sent to me should go to my current address:

Suely Oliveira
Dept. of Computer Science phone: 409 862-4386
Texas A&M University
College Station - TX 77843-3112


From: Michael Todd <>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 94 15:04:19 -0700
Subject: Temporary Address Change for M.J. Todd

I'll be on leave this academic year (94-95).

From August 15 to January 15, I'll be at

Department of Mathematics,
University of Washington, GN-50,
Seattle, WA 98195-0001

Office phone: (206)543-1805
Dept. phone: (206)543-1150
Fax : (206)543-0397
e-mail :

Home address:

3033 NE 96th St.,
Seattle, WA 98115

Home phone: (206)525-6427.

From January 15 to June 1, I'll be at

Operations Research Center, MIT,
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

Center phone: (617)253-3601.

I'll also be reading e-mail sent to my Cornell account

-- Mike Todd

School of Operations Research (607)255-9135
ETC Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-3801

FAX: (607)255-9129 e-mail:


From: Heinz W. Engl <>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 1994 10:19:14 EDT
Subject: European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry

Honorary ECMI Membership for Willi Toernig

At the ECMI conference in Kaiserslautern, Prof.Willi Toernig from
the Technical University of Darmstadt was appointed honorary member
of ECMI, the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry, in
appreciation of his pioneering role for industrial mathematics.

Heinz W. Engl, President of ECMI

Prof.Dr.Heinz W. Engl E-Mail:
Industriemathematik or
Institut fuer Mathematik secretary:
Johannes-Kepler-Universitaet Phone: +43-(0)732-2468; ext.9219 or 693,
Altenbergerstrasse 69 secretary: 9220; home: +43-(0)732-245518
A-4040 Linz Fax: +43-(0)732-2468855
Oesterreich / Austria Telex: 2-2323 uni li a


From: Henry Wolkowicz <>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 94 09:30:02 -0400
Subject: Special Issue in Mathematical Programming

Call for Papers
Special issue of Mathematical Programming Series B
Editors: Michael Overton and Henry Wolkowicz

Semidefinite programming (SDP) is an extension of linear programming,
in that the nonnegativity constraint is replaced by the condition
that a matrix be positive semidefinite. More generally, SDP is a special
case of programming over cone constraints. Recently, there has been great
interest in this area due to applications in e.g.: finding bounds and
good feasible solutions for hard combinatorial problems; min-max
eigenvalue problems; matrix norm minimization; and control and
systems theory.

Mathematical Programming Series B is dedicating a special issue to
Semidefinite Programming in recognition of the current interest and progress in
this area. Authors should note the benefits of publication in a
special issue --- a collection of high-quality related papers in one
volume, plus a guarantee of publication of accepted papers with
minimal time delay. Manuscripts are solicited on all aspects of
semidefinite programming, including theory, applications, and numerical

Authors should send four copies of their submission to one of the guest

Michael Overton
Courant Institute of Math Science
Computer Science Department
New York University
251 Mercer Street
New York NY 10012

Henry Wolkowicz Fax: (519) 725-5441
University of Waterloo Tel: (519) 888-4567 ext. 15589
Dept of Comb and Opt email:
Waterloo, Ont. CANADA N2L 3G1 URL:

by December 31, 1994. Authors are encouraged to submit as early as
possible. All manuscripts will be promptly and carefully refereed
according to the normal Mathematical Programming editorial process.
Publication standards follow the same criteria as for
Mathematical Programming Series A.


From: Ulrich Hornung <>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 94 20:03:04 +0200
Subject: Newsletter on Homogenization and Optimal Design


A new Newsletter on


is be available.

It is the objective of this newsletter service to distribute important and
interesting information concerning research in the theory and applications
of homogenization and optimal design. The service will accept information

other events of relevance,
new publications,
open problems,
important new results,
people on the move,
remarks on new trends,
anonymous ftp-servers and their contents,

Anybody who wants to contribute, is welcome to submit short and concise text
written as plain ASCII code without using any word processor. Please send
your contribution by e-mail to:

Please use this format:


On a monthly basis, the incoming material will be put together and
distributed by e-mail to all subscribers of the service.

Those who receive this issue are (automatically) already subscribers.
For others who want to subscribe, please send an e-mail to:

Please use this format:

e-mail: ...
first name: ...
last name: ...
address: ...
phone: ...
fax: ...

Please forward this information to anybody who you think is interested.


From: Judy Smith <>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 1994 14:23:18 -0500
Subject: Cray Library for SPARC Systems


CraySoft LibSci(tm) Numerical Libary

Cray Research, Inc. announces that the company's library of more than
1200 mathematical and scientific software subroutines is now available
for SPARC Solaris-based computer systems, including workstation and
server products from Sun Microsystems and the CRAY SUPERSERVER 6400
(CS6400) system from Cray Research's Oregon-based subsidiary. The new
product, called the CraySoft LibSci(tm) Numerical Library, has many
routines that are multithreaded and have been optimized to provide
high performance on single-processor and multi-processor SPARC systems
running Solaris 2.3.

The new product includes routines to solve systems of linear equations,
Fast Fourier Transforms (FFTs), signal/image processing functions and
sparse matrices, eigenvalue problems, and matrix manipulations. The key
components of the product include: BLAS (Level 1, 2, 3), LAPACK, FFT and
convolution routines, and random number generation.

CraySoft products are available through Value Added Resellers (VARs) and
distributors, Cray Research sales offices worldwide and Cray Research's new
high-performance hotline, 1-800-BUY-CRAY, as well as e-mail at Information about Cray Research products is available
on the worldwide web at

Judy Smith, CraySoft Office: 612-683-5090
Cray Research Park FAX: 612-683-5098
655F Lone Oak Dr. email:
Eagan, MN 55120


From: Aad van der Steen <>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 1994 08:47:35 +0200 (MET)
Subject: Benchmarking Workshop

First Announcement: Call for Participation
Workshop on Performance Evaluation
& Benchmarking of Parallel Systems

A joint workshop of various parties that are involved in
the performance evaluation of high-performance computing systems
will be held at the University of Warwick (Coventry, England) on
December 15--16, 1994. Participants will include EuroBen, PARKBENCH,
and PEPS. Topics include, but are not limited to:


- Structure of benchmarks.
- Machine characterisation.
- Monitoring systems.
- Recent results of the various benchmarks.
- New benchmark initiatives and opportunities for cooperation.
- Simulation.
- Interpretation of results.
- (Re)presentation of performance results.


40 minutes will be allowed for each presentation including
discussions. However short contributions can be included for
subjects of sufficient interest. It is our intention to publish
the (possibly selected) contributions either as separate
proceedings or as a issue of the journal SUPERCOMPUTER. An ASCII
version of the presentation sent on disk or via email is required
by the 14th of October.


The workshop fee is 150 Pounds Sterling. The fee includes food
during the conference, and accommodation on the night of the 15th,
as well as one copy of the proceedings. Accommodation can also be
made available on the 14th for early registrants at 55 pounds for
bed and breakfast, and 20 pounds for dinner.


The formal program will not be announced until shortly before the
workshop takes place to allow for maximum flexibility.


The maximum number of participants is 35 to enable a high degree of
interaction and discussions to take place between participants.


For further information and registration details please contact:

Prof. Graham R. Nudd or; Aad J. van der Steen
Dept. of Computer Science EuroBen
University of Warwick c/o Academic Computing
Coventry CV4 7AL Centre Utrecht
England Budapestlaan 6
Tel +44--203--523193 3584 CD Utrecht
Fax +44--203--525714 The Netherlands
Email Tel +31--30--531444
Fax +31--30--531633


From: Venkataramanan Balakrishnan <>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 1994 12:25:06 -0500
Subject: Linear Matrix Inequalities in Control Theory


Special Issue on

Over the past few years, considerable research has been
devoted to solving control problems numerically by reducing
them to convex optimization problems, in particular to those
based on linear matrix inequalities (LMIs). In parallel,
many very efficient algorithms for numerically solving these
optimization problems have been developed. At this time, a
large number of control problems have been recognized to be
reducible to LMI-based optimization problems, and efficient
software tools for solving these optimization problems

Papers are solicited for a special issue of the
scheduled for July 1995, on LINEAR MATRIX INEQUALITIES IN
applying LMI techniques to control theory and applications,
including, but not restricted to the following topics are of

Control system modeling and identification
Control system analysis and design
Practical applications
Software tools and packages

SIX copies of the manuscripts, should be submitted to Ragu
Balakrishnan or Eric Feron by JANUARY 1, 1995 for review.
Manuscripts must not be longer than 6000 words of text, such
that the length of the paper including figures, tables, and
reference is within 10 pages of the International Journal of
Robust and Nonlinear Control. For author guidelines, please
refer to a recent issue of the IJRNC, or contact the

IMPORTANT DATES: Paper submission: January 1, 1995
Notification of decision: May 1, 1995
Final manuscript submission: June 1, 1995


V. Ragu Balakrishnan Eric Feron
Asst. Professor Asst. Professor
School of Elec. Eng. Dept. of Aero. Astro.
1285 EE Bldg Room 33-107
Purdue University MIT
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1285 Cambridge, MA 02139
Ph: (317) 494 0728 Ph: (617) 253 1991
Fax: (317) 494 6440 Fax: (617) 253 4196
Internet: Internet:


From: Venkat Sastry <>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 94 17:08 BST
Subject: A Tutorial Introduction to Fortran 90

=== One day Course ===
FORTRAN-90: a tutorial introduction

12 October 1994
Applied Mathematics and Operational Research Group
Royal Military College of Science.
Shrivenham, Wilts., U.K.


The course is specifically designed for scientists, engineers and
lecturers who either use routine numerical/matrix calculations in
their specific application area or teach the subject at various
levels. A specialist knowledge of programming or computer science is
NOT required, but participants are expected to have a reasonable
knowledge of computing using a high level language such as FORTRAN 77


Every participant will receive a comprehensive set of lecture notes
illustrating various features of FORTRAN-90 at the beginning of the


The programme consists of lectures followed by tutorial sessions. The
lecture material covers a range of topics -- overview of new features,
matrix operations, user-defined types, modules, interfaces. The
tutorial sessions are based on NAGware f90 compiler (version 2.0a) on
a network of SUN workstations.


The course lectures will be given by Dr. Venkat V.S.S. Sastry of the
Applied Mathematics and Operational Research Group, Dr. John Pryce of
Software Engineering, and Prof. John Reid of Daresbury Rutherford
Appleton Laboratory.


The fee of #150 (pounds) includes morning coffee, afternoon tea, a
copy of lecture notes and all computer facilities used. (Academic
staff: #112.50 (pounds), research students: #75 (pounds)).


This one day course forms part of a longer course entitled Programming
Languages, during 10-14 October 1994.


To reserve a place on the course please contact Mrs. E. S. Smith,
Applied Mathematics and Operational Research Group, RMCS, Shrivenham,
Swindon, Wilts., SN6 8LA or Tel: (0793) 785317 or Fax: (0793) 782179
or e-mail:

Dr. Venkat V S S Sastry,
Applied Mathematics and Operational Research Group,
Royal Military College of Science,
Shrivenham, Wilts.,
SN6 8LA, U.K.

Tel: + 44 (0)793 785315
Fax: + 44 (0)793 782179
Email: (JANET)


From: Sven Hammarling <>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 94 17:42:58 +0100
Subject: Parallel Computing Colloquium, Oxford, UK

30th September 1994
Wolfson Building (OUCL), Parks Road
Oxford, UK

Sponsored by NAG Ltd and Oxford Parallel

The colloquium will take place from 10.00 - 13.00 followed by a buffet
lunch and a talk by Professor Tony Hey of the University of
Southampton who will deliver the NAG AGM invited lecture, to be
followed by the NAG AGM official business. The colloquium and AGM
talk are open to all and registration is free.


10.00 - 10.30 Parallel Library work at NAG, Sven Hammarling, NAG Ltd.

10.30 - 11.00 A BSP Approach to Developing Large Scale Applications,
Joy Reed and Kevin Parrott, Oxford Parallel,
University of Oxford.

11.30 - 12.00 Nonlinear Library Tools for Financial Modelling,
Heather Liddell, London Parallel Application Centre, QMW.

12.00 - 12.30 Strategies for Efficient Implementation of High Level
Programs, Slava Muchnick and Sasha Shaferenko,
Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering,
University of Surrey.

12.30 - 13.00 High Performance Fortran, John Merlin, High Performance
Computing Centre, University of Southampton.

14.00 - 15.00 The Future of High Performance Computing, Tony Hey,
University of Southampton.

15.00 - 16.30 NAG Annual General Meeting (Members of NAG).

Registration and lunch are free, but space is limited so please
register your intention to attend as soon as possible by email, fax or
letter to the following address:

Fax: +44 865 310139
The Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd
Wilkinson House, Jordan Hill Road
Oxford OX2 8DR, UK


From: A. Q. M. Khaliqek <>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 1994 15:33:11 +0300
Subject: International Conference in Bahrain

1st Announcement and Call for Papers
International Conference on Pure and
Applied Mathematics
19-22 November 1995
University of Bahrain

An "International Conference on Pure and Applied Mathematics-ICPAM95",
will be held in the Department of Mathematics at the University of
Bahrain, 19-22 November 1995.The main purpose of the conference is to
disseminate and highlight current research in the following areas of

Algebra,Analysis,Applied Mathematics,Numerical Analysis,Probability&
Statistics, and Application of Mathematics in different areas and fields.


Mohammed A. Ali(Chairman), Abdulla Y. Al-Hawaj, Manmohan S. Arora,
Roshdi Khalil, Abdul-Qayyum M. Khaliq(Secretary),Salman Abbas,
Isa Al-Khayat.


Mohammed A. Ali(Bahrain), Abdulla Y. Al-Hawaj(Bahrain), Ivo Babuska(USA)
Ryszard Grzaslewicz(Poland), Peter J. Van der Houwen(The Netherlands),
Jacques-Louis Lions(France), Masataki Mori(Japan), John T Stuart(England)
John G. Thompson(USA), Edward H. Twizell(England), David A. Voss(USA),
John R. Whiteman(England).


Ivo Babuska(USA), Jeff Cash(England), Ryszard Grzasleslewicz(Poland),
Peter J. Van der Houwen(The Netherlands), Jacques-Louis Lions(France),
Taketomo Mitsui(Japan), Masataki Mori(Japan), John T. Stuart(England),
John G. Thompson(USA), Edward H. Twizell(England),David A. Voss(USA),
John R. Whiteman (England), Zahari Zlatev(Denmark).
A complete list of Invited Speakers will apprea in the 2nd Announcement.


The scientific programme will consist of Plenary Addresses, Invited
Lectures and Contributed Presentatins.
Contributed presentations are solicited in subject areas appropriate
to the conference theme. Papers will be selected for presentation
based upon the review of an abstract, of approximately 250 words.
The abstract should be sent as soon as possible, but not later than
15 APRIL 1995,to the conference Secretary at the address shown bellow.


Prof. A.Q.M.Khaliq
Conference Secretary-ICPAM95,
Department of Mathematics
University of Bahrain,
P.O. Box 32038, Isa Town,
FAX: (+973)682582
Phone no: (+973)688348
For further information, please write at the above address.


From: Bollman <>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 94 11:26:05 EDT
Subject: Positions of University of Puerto Rico

The Department of Mathematics of the University of Puerto Rico at
Mayaguez anticipates several openings for tenure track positions
beginning in January, 1995. Candidates must have a doctorate.
Preference will be given to candidates with background in computer
science or in mathematics education. Send resume' and 3 letters of
reference to
Darrell Hajek
Interim Director
Department of Mathematics
University of Puerto Rico
Mayaguez, PR 00681-5000


From: Alastair Rucklidge <>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 94 10:58:37 BST
Subject: Post Doc at University of Cambridge

Postdoctoral Posts in Computational Magnetohydrodynamics

1.) For research on astrophysical convection and magnetoconvection.
To start 1 October 1994 or as soon as possible thereafter, for
approximately two years.

2.) For research on MHD turbulence. Candidacy is restricted to
non-UK citizens of EU associated states. Starting date not
later than 1 March 1995 for one year.

For both posts salary will be on the age-related scale GBP 13,941-19,326 p.a.

For further information about these positions contact

Dr M.R.E. Proctor
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
Silver Street
Cambridge CB3 9EW UK


The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer


From: Steve McCormick <stevem@newton.Colorado.EDU>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 1994 05:44:47 -0600
Subject: Graduate Traineeships at CU-Boulder


The Program in Applied Mathematics invites applications for National
Science Foundation Graduate Research Traineeships (GRTs). The GRTs provide
financial support during a student's Ph.D. study, including tuition for up
to 5 years. Two traineeships will be available for the academic year
beginning fall, 1995. Traineeships are available for US citizens only.
Several Graduate Teaching Assistantships are also available. Women and
minority students are encouraged to apply.

The Program in Applied Mathematics has 11 core faculty members and over 25
affiliated faculty whose research areas include Nonlinear Phenomena,
Physical Applied Mathematics, Computational Mathematics, and Discrete and
Statistical Mathematics.

The application deadline is Feb 1, 1995. For further information please
contact Janet Glasser, Graduate Secretary, (303)492-4668,, Applied Mathematics, Box 526, University of
Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309


From: Heinz W. Engl <>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 1994 15:36:23 EDT
Subject: New Book, Inverse Problems and Optimal Design in Industry

I want to draw your attention to the book

"Inverse Problems and Optimal Design in Industry"
(H.W.Engl and Joyce McLaughlin, editors),

which was just published by Teubner, Stuttgart. It contains (refereed)
papers given at the ECMI-SIAM meeting on that topic preceding the
SIAM Annual Meeting of 1993.

Heinz W. Engl

Prof.Dr.Heinz W. Engl E-Mail:
Industriemathematik or
Institut fuer Mathematik secretary:
Johannes-Kepler-Universitaet Phone: +43-(0)732-2468; ext.9219 or 693,
Altenbergerstrasse 69 secretary: 9220; home: +43-(0)732-245518
A-4040 Linz Fax: +43-(0)732-2468855
Oesterreich / Austria Telex: 2-2323 uni li a


From: Alberto Valli <>
Date: 14 Sep 1994 10:40:06 +0000
Subject: New Book on Numerical Approximation of PDEs

New book on Numerical Approximation of Partial Differential Equations.

Springer Series in Computational Mathematics 23
Alfio Quarteroni and Alberto Valli, Numerical Approximation of Partial
Differential Equations, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1994; pp. XVI+543,
with 59 figures and 17 tables. Hardcover DM 128.
ISBN 3-540-57111-6 Springer-Verlag Berlin
ISBN 0-387-57111-6 Springer-Verlag New York

This book deals with the numerical approximation of partial
differential equations. Its scope is to provide a thorough illustration
of numerical methods, carry out their stability and convergence
analysis, derive error bounds, and discuss the algorithmic aspects
relative to their implementation. A sound balancing of theoretical
analysis, description of algorithms and discussion of applications is
one of its main features. Many kinds of problems are addressed. A
comprehensive theory of Galerkin method and its variants, as well as
that of collocation methods, are developed for the spatial
discretization. These theories are then specified to two numerical
subspace realizations of remarkable interest: the finite element method
and the spectral method.
Table of Contents
Part I. Basic Concepts and Methods for PDE's Approximation
1. Introduction 2. Numerical Solution of Linear Systems
3. Finite Element Approximation 4. Polynomial Approximation
5. Galerkin, Collocation and Other Methods

Part II. Approximation of Boundary Value Problems
6. Elliptic Problems: Approximation by Galerkin and Collocation Methods
7. Elliptic Problems: Approximation by Mixed and Hybrid Methods
8. Steady Advection-Diffusion Problems 9. The Stokes Problem
10. The Steady Navier-Stokes Problem

Part III. Approximation of Initial-Boundary Value Problems
11. Parabolic Problems 12. Unsteady Advection-Diffusion Problems
13. The Unsteady Navier-Stokes Problem 14. Hyperbolic Problems


Subject Index


From: George Anastassiou <>
Date: 9 Sep 94 16:08:42 CDT
Subject: New Book, Approximation, Probability, and Related Fields


Edited by

George Anastassiou
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN


Svetlozar T. Rachev
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA

Published by

Plenum Press New York and London

1. Preservation of Moduli of Continuity for Bernstein-type 1
Jose A. Adell and Jesus de la Cal

2. L_p-Korovkin Type Inequalities for Positive Linear Operators 19
G. A. Anastassiou

3. On Some Shift-Invariant Integral Operators, Multivariate Case 41
G.A. Anastassiou and Heinz H. Gonska

4. Multivariate Probabilitic Wavelet Approximation 65
G.A. Anastassiou, S.T. Rachev, and X.M. Yu

5. Probabilitic Approach to the Rounding Problem With
Applications to Fair Representation 75
Betsy Athanasopoulos

6. Limit Theorems for Random Multinomial Forms 101
Alfredas Basalykas

7. Multivariate Boolean Trapezoidal Rules 109
Gunter Baszenski and Franz-Jurgen Delvos

8. Convergence Results for an Extension of the Fourier Transform
Carlo Belingeri and Paolo Emilio Ricci 119

9. Euler Function E_\alpha (z) with Complex \alpha and
Applications 127
Paul L. Butzer, Stefan Flocke, and Michael Hauss

10. On the role of \ell_\infty in Approximation Theory 151
B.L. Chalmers and B. Shekhtman

11. The Action Constants 161
B.L. Chalmers and B. Shekhtman

12. Bivariate Probability Distributions Similar to Exponential 167
B. Dimitrov, S. Chukova, and Z. Khalil

13. Probability Waiting-Time Results for Pattern and Frequency 179
Quotas in the Same Inverse Sampling Problem Via the Dirichlet
M. Ebneshahrashoob and Milton Sobel

14. Asymptotic Normality of the Collision Resolution Interval
for a Multiple Access Pool 187
Phillip M. Feldman

15. An Example of Non-Gaussian Density Process 201
Raisa Epstein Feldman

16. Limit Theorems for Functionals of Markov Processes and
Renormalizable Stable Fields 207
Raisa E. Fieldman and Nagamani Krishnakumar

17. Stable Models in Testable Asset Pricing 223
Bertrand Gamrowski and Svetlozar T. Rachev

18. A Note of the Death Process with a Random Parameter 237
J.M. Gani and G.R. Haynatzki

19. Stochastic Approximation under Dependent Noises,
Detecting Signals and Adaptive Control 247
Oleg N. Granichin

20. Uniform Norm of Polynomials Constrained with Many Zeros
in Two Disjoint Invervals 273
Matthew He

21. Admissible Location of Sample Points of Interpolation
by Bivariate C^1 Quadratic Splines 283
Tian-Xiao He

22. On a Bernstein-Type Operator of Bleimann, Butzer and Hahn III
C. Jayasri and Y. Sitaraman 297

23. A Problem of Analytic Monotone Extension in Three Dimensions
Shelby Kilmer, Xingping Sun, and Xiang Ming Yu 303

24. On the Joint Estimation of Stable Law Parameters 315
L.B. Klebanov, J.A. Melamed, and S.T. Rachev

25. Representations and Properties of Geometric Stable Laws 321
Thomasz J. Kozubowski

26. Rearrangements of Conditionally Integrable Functions 339
Thomas Kunkle

27. Wavelet Transforms and Wavelet Approximations 357
E.B. Lin

28. Approximation And Derivatives of Probability Functions 367
K. Marti

29. Rate of Convergence in the Central Limit Theorem for
Generalized Convolutions 379
Anna K. Panorska

30. Order Completeness of L_1 with Applications to Stochastics 395
D. Plachky

31. On Reliability Analysis of Concservative-k-Out-of-n-F Systems
and their Generalizations - A Survey 401
Wolfgang W. Preuss and Thomas K. Boehme

32. The Uniform Closure of Convex Semi-Lattices 413
Joao B. Prolla

33. Another Pairwise Independent, Stationary Chain 423
James B. Robertson

34. The Lebesgue Integral as an Improper Riemann Integral 435
Oved Shisha

35. Test of Existence of Generalized Riemann Integrals 439

36. Remark on a Theorem About Polynomials 443
P. Vertesi

37. Participants 447

38. Index 453


From: Philip Pritchard <>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 1994 13:03:36 +0200
Subject: Contents, Advances in Computational Mathematics

Advances in Computational Mathematics, Volume 2, No.3, 1994, ISSN 1019 7168
Editors-in-Chief: John C. Mason & Charles A. Micchelli

pp 261-277: A parallel implementation of the restarted GMRES iterative
algorithm for nonsymmetric systems of linear equations
R. Dias da Cunha and T. Hopkins

pp 279-317: Time-marching numerical schemes for the electric field integral
equation on a straight thin wire
P.J. Davies and D.B. Duncan

pp 319-341: Acceleration property for the E-algorithm and an application to
the summation of series
M. Prevost

pp 343-355: Hankel operators and best Hankel approximation on the half-plane
X. Li

Contents Volume 2, No. II, 1994

pp 155-184: Numerical solution of eigenvalue problems for Hamiltonian systems
M. Marletta

pp 185-214: Continuous two-scale equations and dyadic wavelets
C.K. Chui and X. Shi

pp 215-222: Some remarks on completely vectorizing point Gauss-Seidel while
using the natural ordering
C.C. Douglas

pp 223-234: A lacunary interpolation algorithm on arbitrary points
E. Venturino

pp 235-250: Wachspress type rational complex planar splines of degree (3,1)
H.P. Dikshit, A. Ojha and R.A. Zalik

Software note
pp 251: RTable-based teste for Bessel function software
A.J. Macleod

Submissions of articles and proposals for special issues are to be
addressed to the Editors-in-Chief:

John C. Mason
Applied & Computational Mathematics Group, Royal Military College of
Science (Cranfield University) Shrivenham, Swindon, SN6 8LA, England


Charles A. Micchelli
Mathematical Sciences Department
IBM Research Center
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Date: Mon, 12 Sep 1994 13:07:26 +0200
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms

Numerical Algorithms, Volume 7, Nos. 2 - 4, 1994, ISSN 1017 1398
Editor-in-Chief: Claude Brezinski (E-mail:

pp111-128: C.S. Kenney and A.J. Lamb, A hyperbolic tangent identity and the
geometry of Pade sign function iterations

pp129-143: J.-M. Chesneaux, The equality relations in scientific computing

pp145-159: M. Mitrouli and G. Kalogeropoulos, A compound matrix algorithm
for the computation of the Smith form of a polynomial matrix

pp161-171: G. Walz, Asymptotic expansions for classical and generalized
divided differences including applications

pp173-181: A. A. Dubrulle and G. H. Golub , A multishift QR iteration
without computation of the shifts

pp183-199: M. Hanke and J. F. Nagy, Toeplitz approximate inverse
preconditioner for banded Toeplitz matrices

pp201-204: C. B Dunham, Uniform approximation by McCallig rationals

pp205-224: R. Wright, J. Cash and G. Moore, Mesh selection for stiff
two-point boundary value problems

pp225-251: A. Salam, Non-cummutative extrapolation algorithms

pp253-268: Xingping Sun, Cardinal Hermite interpolation using positive
definite functions

pp269-293: P. T. Keenan, Mixed methods on quadrilaterals and hexahedra

pp295-324: P. Ciarlet, Jr, Repeated Red-Black ordering: a new approach

pp325-354: S. J. Olszanskyi, J. M. Lebak and A. W. Bojanczyk, Rank-k
modification methods for recursive least squares problems

pp355-373: C. Oara, Proper deflating subspaces: properties, algorithms and

pp375-389: L. Hemmingsson, A fast modified sine transform for solving
block-tridiagonal systems with Teoplitz blocks

pp391-410: J.-L. Merrien, Dyadic Hermite interpolants on a triangulation

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From: Philip Pritchard <>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 1994 13:18:09 +0200
Subject: Contents, Annals of Numerical Mathematics

Annals of Numerical Mathematics, Volume 1, nos. 1-4, 1994, ISSN 1021 2655.
Editor-in-Chief: Claude Brezinski, fax: (33) 20 43 68 69, E-mail:

pp 1-22: K. Burrage, The work of John Butcher: An appreciation

Initial and Boundary Value Problems

pp 25-39: R. Alexander, Stability and error bounds for numerical methods
for stiff initial value problems

pp 41-51: A.L. Andrew, Asymptotic correction of computed eigenvalues of
differential equations

pp 53-62: B.S. Attili, Computation of generalized turning points using
collocation at Gauss points

pp 63-78: K. Burrage and E. Platten, Runge-Kutta methods for stochastic
differential equations

pp 79-89: R.P.K. Chan, Symmetrizers for Lobatto IIIA methods

pp 91-96: M. Crouzeix, An algebraic proof of a von Neumann Theorem

pp 97-106: J.R. Dormand, J.P. Gilmore and P.J. Prince, Globally embedded
Runge-Kutta schemes

pp 107-132: E. Hairer, Backward analysis of numerical integrators and
symplectic methods

pp 133-152: A. Iserles, Numerical analysis of delay differential equations
with variable delays

pp 153-170: A. Iserles and S.P. Norsett, Bi-orthogonal polynomials in
numerical ODEs

pp 171-182: H. Ono and H. Toda, Explicit Runge-Kutta methods using the
second derivatives

pp 183-189: B. Orel and S.P. Norsett, Symmetric pz-restricted approximants
to the exponential function

pp 191-198: R.D. Skeel and J.J. Biesiadeck, Symplectic integration with
variable stepsize

pp 199-212: M.N. Spijker, On the error commited by stopping the Newton
iteration in implicit Runge-Kutta methods

pp 213-224: R. Tirani and T. Romano, Robust defect control in continuous
Runge-Kutta methods by parallel computers

pp 225-244: J.H. Verner, Strategies for deriving new explicit Runge-Kutta pairs

Differential-Algebraic Equations

pp 247-263: K.E. Brenan, Differential-algebraic equations issues in the
direct transcription of path constrained optimal control problems

pp 265-277: S.L. Campbell, Numerical methods for unstructured higher index DAEs

pp 279-292: R. Marz, Progress in handling differential algebraic equations

pp 293-306: T. Watanabe, A new numerical scheme to solve
algebraic-differential equations

Delay and Partial Differential Equations

pp 309-322: H. Brunner, The numerical solution of neutral volterra
integro-differential equations with delay argument

pp 323-334: K.J. In 't Hout, The stability of q-methods for systems of
delay differential equations

pp 335-346: S.G. Vandewalle and E.F. Van de Velde, Space-time concurrent
multigrid waveform relaxation

pp 347-360: T. Koto, Explicit Runge-Kutta schemes for evolutionary problems
in partial differential equations

Design and Implementation of Algorithms

pp 363-375: R.W. Brankin and I. Gladwell, A Fortran 90 version of RkSuite:
an ODE initial value solver

pp 377-383: J. Carroll, On the implementation of a matricial exponentially
fitted scheme for the numerical solution of stiff initial-value problems

pp 385-398: J.R. Cash and M.T. Diamantakis, On the implementation of block
Runge-Kutta methods for stiff IVPs

pp 399-410: H.W. Gerlach, Reverse communication and the ODE solver stride

pp 411-422: T. Kouya, The comparison between the Moller and the Gill
methods for explicit Runge-Kutta process

pp 423-437: F.T. Krogh, Issues in the design of a multistep code

pp 439-450: F. Mazzia, Boundary value methods for initial value problems:
Parallel implementation

pp 451-458: M. Murofushi and H. Nagasaka, The relationship between the
roundoff errors and Mollers algorithm in the extrapolation method


pp 461-482: A. Holstad, Diagenetic processes in sedimentary basins - A DAE

pp 483-490: W. Linzer, K. Ponweiser, P. Szmolyan and E.B. Weinmuller,
Numerical simulation of a natural circulation steam generator

pp 491-500: M. Scotter and A. Swift, Path-following, critical points and
shape factors

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From: Philip Pritchard <>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 1994 13:21:10 +0200
Subject: Contents, Approximation Theory and Its Applications

Approximation Theory and its Applications, Volume 10, Nos. 1 & 2, 1994,
ISSN 1000 9221


C.K. Chui
Center for Approximation Theory
Department of Mathematics
Texas A & M University
College Station TX 77843-3368, USA

M.T. Cheng
Institute of Mathematics
Peking University
Beijing 100871

Volume 10, No. I, 1994

pp 1-13: Shi Xiquan, Dimensions of splines on 0-stars in R3

pp 14-19: Xu Shusheng, A note on a strong uniqueness theorem of Strauss

pp 20-25: Sun Xiehua, On the convergence of the modofied Szasz-Mirakjan

pp 26-33: Song Wenhua, The approximation on locally convex spaces

pp 34-46: Liu Yongping, Average o-K width of convolution function class of
Lpq (R) in Lq (R)

pp 47-57: Zhang Peixuan, On uniform approximation by partial sums of Jacobi
series on elliptic region

pp58-64: Lu Shanzhen & Guido Weiss, Weighted weak type estimates involving
spaces Guo Shunsheng, On saturation for a spline approximation

pp 65-75: Guo Shunsheng, On saturation for a spline approximation

pp 76-87: Li Bingzheng, Equivalence theorem on weighted simultaneous Lp -
approximation by meansof Szasz-Kantorovich operators and
Baskakov-Kantorovich operators

pp 88-98: S.A. Settu, Approximation of continuous functions by generalized
Karamata means

Volume 10, No. II, 1994

pp 1-16: F. Jeeawock-Zedek, Operator norm and error bounds for
interpolating quadratic splines on a non-uniform type 2 triangulation of a
rectangular domain

pp 17-23: Wang Shiming, Approximation of spherical means of multiple
Fourier integrals and Fourier series on set of full measure

pp 24-31: Qiu Qirong, Bounds for singular integrals associated with a class
of hypersurfaces

pp 32-42: Wang Shiming, Approximation of Bochner-Riesz means of conjugate
Fourier integrals below the critical index

pp 43-53: Lai Mingjun, A serendipity family of locally supported splines

pp 54-66: Hu Guoen, Weak type (1,1) bounds for a Marcinkiewicz integral

pp 67-73: S.N. Dubey and A. Kumar, Approximation of functions by (N,P) operator

pp 74-82: Li Jialiang, Pade approximants as limits of rational functions of
best approximation in Orlicz space

pp 83-91: Zhan Yinwei, A geometric feature for finite element schemes

pp 92-104: Wu Huoxiong, Average o-widths of the unit ball

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Date: Wed, 14 Sep 94 12:00:54 EST
Subject: Contents, SIAM Scientific Computing

SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing
Volume 16, Number 1, January 1995

A Modified Penalty Method for Stokes Equations and Its Applications
to Navier-Stokes Equations
San-Yih Lin, Yan-Shin Chin, and Tsuen-Muh Wu

On Recombining Iterants in Multigrid Algorithms and Problems with Small Islands
A. Brandt and V. Mikulinsky

Domain Decomposition and Schur Complement Approaches to Coupling
the Well Equations in Reservoir Simulation
J. C. Diaz and K. Shenoi

Waveform Relaxation with Overlapping Splittings
Rolf Jeltsch and Bert Pohl

Signal Extrapolation in Wavelet Subspaces
Xiang-Gen Xia, C.-C. Jay Kuo, and Zhen Zhang

Efficient Spectral-Galerkin Method II. Direct Solvers of Second-
and Fourth-Order Equations Using Chebyshev Polynomials
Jie Shen

Convergence Analysis of the Defect-Correction Iteration for Hyperbolic Problems
J.-A. Desideri and P. W. Hemker

A Modified Prony Algorithm for Exponential Function Fitting
M. R. Osborne and G. K. Smyth

Computing Modified Newton Directions Using a Partial Cholesky Factorization
A. Forsgren, P. E. Gill, and W. Murray

On the Numerical Integration of Ordinary Differential Equations by
Symmetric Composition Methods
Robert I. McLachlan

A Uniform-Consistency Barrier on Finite-Difference Schemes of
Positive Type for Convection-Diffusion Equations
Hao Lu

Nested Iterations for Symmetric Eigenproblems
Giuseppe Gambolati, Giorgio Pini, and Mario Putti

Large-Scale Estimation of Variance and Covariance Components
C. Fraley and Patrick J. Burns

Local Bisection Refinement for N-Simplicial Grids Generated by Reflection
Joseph M. Maubach

On a Class of Nonlinear Equation Solvers Based on the Residual Norm
Reduction Over a Sequence of Affine Subspaces
Igor E. Kaporin and Owe Axelsson

Timely Communication
The Use of Pointwise Interpolation in Domain Decomposition Methods
with Nonnested Meshes
Xiao-Chuan Cai


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