- Today's Editor:
- Cleve Moler
- The MathWorks, Inc.
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- Variation on the Harmonic Series Question
- Mathematical Model for Volterra-Fredholm Equations
- A Second Order ODE
- New Book of Finite-Volume Methods
- 1996 Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods
- Special Session on PDEs at AMS Sectional Meeting
- Conference on Computational Modelling in Dubna, Russia
- IMACS World Congress
- ICASE/LaRC Workshop on Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Workshop on Numerical Analysis in Rousse, Bulgaria
- Computational Modeling Issues for Environmental Solutions
- Graduate Assistantships at University of Notre Dame
- Correction to Fellowship Announcement from Concordia University
- Two Positions at NTNU (repost)
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From: Walter Poor <wpoor@windmill.mitre.org>

Date: Sun, 11 Feb 96 12:47:05 -0500

**Subject: Variation on the Harmonic Series Question**

For an amusing variation on the quiz question presented

by John C. Nash, pick any integer between 0 and 9. Call

this integer M.

Remove every term from the harmonic series that contains

M as one of the digits in the denominator. For example,

if M = 3, then remove 1/3, 1/13, 1/23, 1/30, 1/31, ...

What is the behavior of the remaining series

o in the real numbers?

o on a computer?

Walter Poor, The MITRE Corporation

------------------------------

From: Bechir Dardour <dardour@cenerg.ensmp.fr>

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 1996 13:56:27 +0100

**Subject: Mathematical Model for Volterra-Fredholm Equations**

I am studying on a numerical simulation of heat transfer by

simultaneous radiation and conduction in a semitransparent

media and I have to solve some integrodifferential equations.

Specially, the nonlinear Volterra or Fredholm equations of

second kind.

If you have some information or code (Fortran77 or C) for my problem,

please let me know. Any reference would be helpful.

Thanks.

Bechir DARDOUR

Centre d'Energetique

Ecole des Mines

60, bld Saint-Michel

75272 Paris cedex 06

Phone : (33-1) 40 51 92 48

Fax : (33-1) 46 34 24 91

E-mail : dardour@cenerg.ensmp.fr

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From: Peter Knipp <pknipp@PCS.CNU.EDU>

Date: Fri, 16 Feb 96 17:15:43 EST

**Subject: A Second Order ODE**

I am interested in solving the following 2nd order ODE for y(x):

x*y''+y'+x*(1-b*x^2)*y=0

where x is positive, and b is a positive constant.

My first question: Is y(x) "special" in the sense that it can be

related simply to a function named after a dead mathematician?

My second request: I am interested in obtaining an algorithm for

generating a solution to this ODE which also satisfies the BC that

the limit (as x->0) of y(x)/ln(x) equals unity. The only way that

I know is to generate two power series, first for the particular

solution [y_1(x)] which is well-behaved at the origin and next for

the solution given by y_2(x)=y_1(x)*ln(x) + another power series.

I am reluctant to do this for two reasons:

i) It does not seem logical that I should have to deal with two

power series when generating one solution.

ii) My suspicion is that there may exist a very efficient way to

generate both y_1(x) and y_2(x) using either an asymptotic expansion

or a rational function approximation, as holds true for Bessel

functions, which solve the above ODE when b=0.

Pete Knipp

Christopher Newport University

pknipp@pcs.cnu.edu

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From: Stanly Steinberg <stanly@math.unm.edu>

Date: Sun, 11 Feb 1996 22:24:22 -0700

**Subject: New Book of Finite-Volume Methods**

New Book Available

CONSERVATIVE FINITE-DIFFERENCE METHODS ON GENERAL GRIDS

CRC Press, January 1996

Mikhail Shashkov, Los Alamos National Laboratory

384 pages, ISBN:0-8493-7375-1

List Price U.S. $74.95

This book constructs finite-difference algorithms for three types of equations:

elliptic equations; heat equations; and Lagrangian gas dynamics equations.

The construction is based on the method of support operators, which is a

generalization of the finite-volume method.

Features of this book include:

* Algorithms in solve practical engineering problems

* Algorithms are in FORTRAN on an accompanying floppy disk

* Results for test problems are presented in tabular and

graphical form for easier understanding

To order by e-mail:

orders@crcpress.com

For more information on CRC Press Home Page URL: http://www.crcpress.com

------------------------------

From: Steve Mccormick <stevem@boulder.colorado.edu>

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 1996 09:01:55 -0700

**Subject: 1996 Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods**

Rooms for this year's Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods

are going fast. In fact, Copper was full until they released about 10

one- and two-bedrooms on February 10th. But they will no doubt go fast.

If you plan to attend but do not yet have a room, you should call Copper

Mountain immediately. Other rooms might be available from the following

management companies at Copper:

Carbonate (800) 458-8386

CMCR (800) 526-7737

High Country Vacations (800) 426-7400

For further information, please access our Web site at

http://amath-www.colorado.edu/appm/faculty/ccmm/cmcim96.html

Steve McCormick: Appl. Math, C.B. 526, U. of CO, Boulder, CO 80309-0526

(303)492-0662 stevem@newton.colorado.edu ftp://amath.colorado.edu/pub

-4066fax http://amath-www.colorado.edu/appm/faculty/stevem/Home.html

------------------------------

From: Daoqi Yang <yang@math.wayne.edu>

Date: Thu, 15 Feb 1996 15:27:02 -0500

**Subject: Special Session on PDEs at AMS Sectional Meeting**

Special Session on Partial Differential Equations:

Theories, Applications and Numerical Approaches

at the AMS Central Section Meeting to be held at

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, May 2-4 1997.

You are invited to participate in and give a talk on theoretical,

practical, or numerical aspects of partial differential equations

at the AMS Meeting to be held in Wayne State University, Detroit,

Michigan, May 2-4, 1997.

Scope: This Special Session aims at fostering discussion and

cooperation among practitioners and theoreticians in the

field of linear and nonlinear partial differential equations.

Papers for oral presentation are solicited in all research areas

related to theory, applications, and computational aspects of

differential equations.

Submission: At this time, please submit the title of your talk via

e-mail to:

yang@math.wayne.edu

Abstracts of the talks will be requested later.

Organizing Committee of the Special Session:

Jennifer Zhao (Univ of Michigan-Dearborn)

Frank Massey (Univ of Michigan-Dearborn)

Daoqi Yang (Wayne State Univ)

------------------------------

From: A. V. Fedorov <FEDOROV@main3.jinr.dubna.su>

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 1996 12:30:09 GMT

**Subject: Conference on Computational Modelling in Dubna, Russia**

First Announcement and Call for Papers

CMCP'96 - International Conference on

Computational Modelling and Computing in Physics

16-21st September 1996

Dubna, Russia

Organized by Joint Institute for Nuclear Research

e-mail cmcp96@lcta41.jinr.dubna.su

http://www.jinr.dubna.su/conferences/cmcp96.html

Introduction

CMCP'96 is the ninth Conference organized by JINR to be held on

the theme of mathematical modelling and computing in physical

research. The previous Conferences have been held in Dubna

since 1964. The present Conference is organized in honour

M.G.Meshcheryakov the famous scientist and the founder of the

Laboratory of Computing Techniques of JINR.

Objectives

The increasing speed and expanded storage capacity of modern computers,

together with new advanced numerical methods and programming techniques

have greatly improved the ability to study physical problems. The

objective of this Conference is to bring together scientists who are

carrying out research on the applications of computers to simulate

physical problems, to handle, analyse and visualize physical data.

The Conference will provide an opportunity for scientists to discuss

novel advances in computational modelling, for software and hardware

presentation and exhibition.

Conference topics

The Conference topic will center around recent advances in

computational simulation and models

numerical methods

finite difference methods

finite and boundary elements methods

numerical linear algebra

parallel algorithms

applications of numerical methods

inverse and ill-posed problems

computer algebra

neural networks, wavelets, data processing

bifurcations and chaos

computing and networking for physical research

computer education

Local Organizing Committee

E.P.Zhidkov - Chairman S.P.Ivanova

V.V.Korenkov - Co Chairman A.P.Korol'

A.A.Samarskii - Honorary Member S.O.Lukianov

E.A.Airian R.Pose

A.M.Ershov I.V.Puzynin

A.V.Fedorov - Scientific Secretary V.P.Shirikov

Languages

The working languages of the Conference will be English and Russian.

Simultaneous translation is planned.

Call for Papers

Papers are invited on the topics indicated above and others falling

within the scope of the Conference. The program will include

40 minute lectures, 20 minute contributed talks and posters. Authors

who wish to make a presentation should submit (preferably by e-mail) a

one-page abstract in English.

Mail

Please send the mail related to the Conference to

Dr. A.V.Fedorov

Laboratory of Computing Techniques and Automation

Joint Institute for Nuclear Research

141980 Dubna, Russia

tel. +(09621)64875

fax +(09621)65145

e-mail cmcp96@lcta41.jinr.dubna.su

Electronic Access

Information regarding the Conference and the Registration Form can be

accessed through WWW:

http://www.jinr.dubna.su/conferences/cmcp96.html

------------------------------

From: IMACS Administration <imacs@cs.rutgers.edu>

Date: Tue, 13 Feb 1996 11:43:03 -0500

**Subject: IMACS World Congress**

15th IMACS WORLD CONGRESS

on

Scientific Computation, Modeling and

Applied Mathematics

August 24-30, 1997- Berlin, Germany

The Scientific program will consist of regular papers and keynote papers.

Proposed regular papers may be submitted by sending an extended summary

in duplicate . Keynote papers may be proposed in any

format, not necessarily by the intended author, giving a description of the

importance of the subject area and the credentials of the proposed speaker.

Part of the program will consist of Organized Sessions. Proposals to organize

a Session or Sessions are solicited. They are to describe the specific

area to be covered, and the full address, telephone, e-mail, etc. of the

intended organizer(s).

All proposals and submissions are to be sent to the Congress

Secretariat (by regular mail to the address below, or by e-mail to

imacs97@first.gmd.de)

Deadlines: Submission of Papers - December 1, 1996

Proposals to organize Sessions - Sept 15, 1996

Notification of Acceptance - February 28, 1997

Camera-ready papers - April 30, 1997

It is currently intended to publish Conference Proceedings, and some of the

papers will be selected for appearance as regular Journal articles in one of

the IMACS Journals(published by North Holland/Elsevier and World Scientific

Publishing Co.)

For information and submissions contact:

IMACS Secretariat or IMACS Congress Secretariat

Department of Computer Science GMD FIRST

Rutgers University Rudower Chaussee 5

Piscataway, NJ 08855 USA D12489 Berlin, GERMANY

Fax: 908-445-0537 Fax: 30-67045610

E-mail: imacs@cs.rutgers.edu E-mail: imacs97@first.gmd.de

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From: V. Venkatakrishnan <venkat@icase.edu>

Date: Wed, 14 Feb 1996 13:12:44 GMT

**Subject: ICASE/LaRC Workshop on Computational Fluid Dynamics**

ICASE/LaRC WORKSHOP ON BARRIERS AND CHALLENGES IN COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS

August 5-7, 1996

Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center, Hampton, Virginia

As a new millennium approaches, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is

undergoing an important transition. CFD is playing an integral role in many

inter-disciplinary applications. In addition, CFD techniques are increasingly

being used in nontraditional areas such as material sciences and manufacturing

technologies, and others. New algorithmic issues arise in such contexts and need

to be addressed. At this time, therefore, it is particularly

important to take an inward look and catalog the challenges that face the field

and identify the barriers to be overcome.

Numerical uncertainties need to be categorized and quantified so that

they are not carried over to the new fields where we do not have

years of experience to help us separate numerical uncertainties from physical

uncertainties. In addition, techniques deemed inappropriate

in CFD may well be the methods of choice when applied to new disciplines.

For this workshop, papers are sought that:

1. help understand the nature of the problem

2. illustrate the effects of numerical uncertainties

3. quantify, alleviate or eliminate the barrier

4. identify new application areas requiring the use of CFD-based

numerical methods

5. propose new algorithms to deal with emerging disciplines.

It is expected that the papers presented will range from the scholarly to the

practical and that the workshop will act as a catalyst for focussed

research on reducing numerical uncertainties and for opening new avenues of

research. This is meant to be a pioneering

workshop conceived and organized in a way so as to maximize the effectiveness

of the participation by the presenters and the audience.

Invited talks will be 50 minutes long including 10 minutes for audience

interaction. Contributed papers will be 25 minutes long including 5 minutes

for audience interaction. Each session will include 30 minutes at the end of

the session for a broader interactive participation by the audience and the

panel of presenters. The themes emerging from such interactions will be

collected and appended to the proceedings. The Workshop Technical Committee

will work with the authors interactively and cooperatively to evolve the

submitted material into a synergistic package so that papers in a session convey

useful information, both individually and collectively.

The tentative list of invited speakers is:

1. Alexandre Chorin - University of California, Berkeley

2. Michael Giles - Oxford University, UK

3. Roland Glowinski - University of Houston

4. Peter Lax - Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

5. Stanley Osher - University of California, Los Angeles

6. Philip Roe - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Those interested in contributing should submit a two-page extended abstract for

review by March 1, 1996. Submissions may be by hardcopy, e-mail or fax.

Notifications of acceptance will be mailed out by March 22,1996. More

information on the scope of the workshop and possible topics may be found at the

Website: http://www.icase.edu/workshops/cfd_future.html.

Emily Todd

ICASE, Mail Stop 132C

NASA Langley Research Center

Hampton, VA 23681-0001

Phone: (804) 864-2175

FAX : (804) 864-6134

E-mail: emily@icase.edu

------------------------------

From: Plamen Yalamov <yalamov@tiger.ru.acad.bg>

Date: Fri, 13 Oct 100 08:31:02 +0200 (WET)

**Subject: Workshop on Numerical Analysis in Rousse, Bulgaria**

In the last issue of Na-Digest there was a message about the First Workshop on

Numerical Analysis and Applications, June 24-27, 1996, Rousse, Bulgaria.

We would like to apologize that the list of minisymposia was not supplied,

and that there are small changes in the important dates.

Minisymposia (preliminary list):

Numerical Aspects of Modelling of Dynamical Systems

Adam Lozowicki (Szczecin)

Numerical Analysis of Chaotic Phenomena

Alexander S. Makarenko (Kiev)

Computations in Image Reconstruction and Restoration

Bob Plemmons (North Carolina)

Adaptive algorithms and iterative schemes on the base of the Continuous

Analogue of Newton's Method (CANM) for solving nonlinear equations

Igor Puzynin (Moscow)

Numerical Treatment of BVPs for ODEs

Luigi Brugnano (Florence)

Modeling of Liquid Transport

Oleg Limarchenko (Kiev)

High Performance Numerical Methods for Stiff ODE and PDE and Applications

to Numerical Modelling

Sergei Filippov (Moscow)

Numerical Issues in 2D Models of Distributed Parameter Systems

Zdzislaw Trzaska (Warsaw) and Wieslaw Marszalek (North Carolina)

Important Dates:

1. Abstract Submission February 29th, 1996

2. Acceptance Decision March 31st, 1996

3. Paper (initial version) Due April 31st, 1996

4. Paper Acceptance May 31st, 1996

5. Paper (final version) Due June 24th, 1996

6. Proceedings Publication December 31st, 1996

------------------------------

From: J. C. Diaz <diaz@babieco.mcs.utulsa.edu>

Date: Wed, 14 Feb 96 14:00:31 CST

**Subject: Computational Modeling Issues for Environmental Solutions**

Call for Papers for

Special session on Computational Modeling Issues

for Environmental Solutions in Exploration,

Production and Refining

Third Annual International Petroleum Environmental

Conference Issues and Solutions in Exploration,

Production and Refining

Albuquerque Hilton

Albuquerque, NM

September 24- 27, 1996

The objective of this special session is to bring together

professionals in the oil and gas industries and academia who

are working on computational issues in the search for solu-

tions to environmental problems.

The meeting is sponsored by the South-central Environmental

Resource Alliance (SERA), The University of Tulsa Division

of Continuing Education, PennWell Books, and the U.S.

Department of Energy.

Submission Information:

Abstract Dateline March 1, 1996. Please send a 150-word abstract to:

K. L. Sublette

Sarkeys Professor of Environmental Engineering

The University of Tulsa

600 South College Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74104-3189

FAX: (918)-631-3268

e-mail: che_kls@centum.utulsa.edu

or

J. C. Diaz

Center for Parallel and Scientific Computing

University of Tulsa

600 S. College Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74105-3189

FAX: (918)-631-3077

e-mail: diaz@utulsa.edu

Questions concerning registration should be addressed to:

Ms. Pat Hall

Continuing Education

University of Tulsa

600 S. College Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74105-3189

FAX: (918)-631-3003

e-mail: patricia-hall@utulsa.edu

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From: Andrew Lumsdaine <Andrew.Lumsdaine@nd.edu>

Date: Fri, 16 Feb 1996 13:23:12 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Graduate Assistantships at University of Notre Dame**

The Laboratory for Scientific Computing, Department of Computer

Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame, seeks outstanding

applicants for graduate research assistantships. Students with

experience and interest in any or all of the following areas are

encouraged to apply:

High-Performance Scientific Computing

Numerical Linear Algebra

Parallel Applications Development

Software Library Development

Object-Oriented Program Design

Compiler Design

Information about the Laboratory for Scientific Computing can be found

at URL

http://www.cse.nd.edu/~lsc/

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume and

a brief letter of interest (ascii or postscript) to lumsdaine.1@nd.edu

as soon as possible.

------------------------------

From: Yves Bourgault <ybourg@cfdws5.concordia.ca>

Date: Fri, 16 Feb 96 17:16:45 -0500

**Subject: Correction to Fellowship Announcement from Concordia University**

The two advertisements concerning fellowships at the CFD Lab, Concordia

University, were intentionnally sent in two separate files. As you will

read in the erratum below, some unfortunate editing was done. So, I would

like you to post the following erratum. Thank you.

Yves Bourgault

CFD Lab

Concordia University

The advertisement "Postdoctoral Positions at Concordia University, Montreal"

in the last NA Digest did not concern two postdoctoral fellowship programs,

but one postdoctoral fellowship program and one fellowship program for

graduate studies (M.Sc. and Ph.D.). Here are the descriptions of the two

programs and the requirements for each position:

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN MONTREAL

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS LABORATORY

The Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory of Concordia University

(Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is willing to support applications to a

Post-Doctoral Fellowships Program, subject to the following eligibility

criteria:

- be citizen of the U.S., Belgium, Italy or Germany;

- not currently in internship in Quebec;

- has obtained a doctorate within the last 5 years , or will be

obtained before December 31st, 1996;

- has a good command of French and/or English.

Fellowships are awarded for a period of six to twelve consecutive months

and cover the following allowances and benefits:

Stipend: An allowance of $2,000 CAD per month; this will be

supplemented by the CFD Lab for suitable candidates. The fellowship is

subject to Quebec and Canadian legislation on income tax.

Transportation: Return airfare for the fellowship recipient only,

in economy class by the most direct route+transportation between a Quebec

international airport and the institution;

Health Insurance: During their stay in Quebec, fellowship

recipients and, if necessary, their dependents (spouse, children) are

covered by the Quebec health insurance plan.

Interested candidates should send a transcript, a curriculum vitae, a short

description of research interests and technical expertise, identifying its

relation to the CFD Lab research areas, and the name and address of two

referees (including thesis advisor), preferably by e-mail or Fax, to:

Professor W.G. Habashi

Director, CFD Lab

Concordia University

1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, ER 301

Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1M8

Fax: +1-(514) 848-8601

e-mail: habashiw@cfdlab.concordia.ca

Please note that Professor Habashi will be visiting Italy and Belgium

between March 24 and 29, 1996 and could interview suitable candidates if

their dossier is completed on time.

INDUSTRIAL POST-GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

The Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory is ready to support the

application of two Canadian postgraduate students to the NSERC Industrial

Post Graduate Fellowship Program. These students must satisfy the following

criteria:

- be a Canadian citizen;

- have a minimum GPA of 3.70, and,

- if applying for a Master's program, the student must NOT have

been enrolled in a Master's program for more than four months

at the time of application, or

if applying for the Ph.D. program, the student must NOT have been

enrolled in graduate studies for more than a total of 28 months at

the time of application (including Master's studies).

An industry interested in a student will provide support in the amount of

$5,000, with NSERC paying $12,500. The thesis subject is to be chosen in

an area that interests the CFD Lab and its industrial partners.

Please write, fax or e-mail details of your candidacy to Prof. W.G. Habashi

at the address given above. Please include an unofficial transcript, as well

as two letters of reference from Professors familiar with your research and/or

intellectual capabilities.

Deadline : April 15, 1996

A description of the CFD Lab research activities has already been included

in the last NA Digest.

------------------------------

From: Brynjulf Owren <bryn@imf.unit.no>

Date: Wed, 14 Feb 1996 12:38:14 +0100

**Subject: Two Positions at NTNU (repost)**

Computational Science and Engineering

Two vacant positions at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

(NTNU)

PROFESSORSHIP IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS/SUPERCOMPUTING)

The professorship is administratively linked to the Department of Mathematical

Sciences, Faculty of Physics and Mathematics at the Norwegian University of

Science and Technology. The department currectly holds 12 chairs for full

professors, 4 chairs for adjunct professors, 14 chairs for associate professors

and 20 dr.ing.students.

The department wishes to establish a group that can offer user-friendly

services. A main objective is to identify, develop and disseminate mathematical

theory which is relevant to technology and other applications.

The department consists of groups in mathematics, numerical mathematics and

statistics. The successful applicant will be assigned duties within numerical

mathematics. The research activity in the numerical mathematics group currently

comprises ordinary differential equations, dynamic iteration for partial

differential equations, linear algebra, orthogonal polynomials, delay

differential equations, quadrature and extrapolation methods. Activities also

include efficient use of supercomputers.

The area of the professorship includes numerical mathematics with emphasis on

developing algorithms for vector/parallel processing.

In addition to this professorship, a further professorship is announced at the

Department of Computer Systems and Telematics. The two successful applicants

will have joint responsibility for building up teaching and research in the

field of Computational Science and Engineering at the Norwegian University of

Science and Technology.

Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Professor

Syvert P. Noersett, tel. +47 73 59 35 45, email: norsett@imf.unit.no.

Application, showing the ref. no. 705/96, to be sent by April 15 to the

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics and

Mathematics, N-7034 Trondheim, Norway.

PROFESSORSHIP IN COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND TELEMATICS (COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE AND

ENGINEERING)

The professorship is administratively linked to the Department of Computer

Systems and Telematics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The department currectly

holds 11 chairs for full professors, 3 chairs for adjunct professors, 11 chairs

for associate professors and 55 dr.ing.students.

The department is responsible for the following fields of study: Computer

Architecture, Information- and Knowledge Systems, Program Systems and

Telematics.

The professorship has particular responsibility for teaching and research

within computational science and engineering. The ability to establish and

conduct interdisciplinary projects for solving industrial problems as well as

experience from such projects will be emphasized.

The field of the professorship comprises the design of large program systems

for solving problems within science and technology on high performance

computers. Central topics are methods for software development, vectorization

and parallelization, numerical algorithms, complexity theory and visualization.

In addition to this professorship, a further professorship in

Numerical/Computational Science and Engineering at the Department of

Mathematical Sciences is announced. The two professors will be jointly

responsible for building up teaching and research in the field of Computational

Science and Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Professor

Arne Halaas, tel. +47 73 59 34 42.

Application, showing the ref. no. 401/96, to be sent by April 15 to the

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Electrical

Engineering and Computer Science, N-7034 Trondheim, Norway.

Information concerning both positions.

The applicant must submit 5 copies of the application including a list

of the papers that you wish to be considered by the committee.

Within a month after the application deadline, the applicant should

send the following in 5 copies:

- The papers (normally not more than 10) to be considered by the committee.

- A description of the papers considered by the applicant to be the

most significant.

- A list of all publications, including where they have appeared.

Background information can be found in a report on CS&E.)

http://www.unit.no/comp-sci

------------------------------

From: Marilyn Radcliff <radcliff@math.ohio-state.edu>

Date: Tue, 13 Feb 1996 14:20:20 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Contents, J. Approximation Theory**

Table of Contents: J. Approx. Theory, Volume 84, Number 2, February 1996

Lee A. Rubel

Uniform approximation by rational functions which all satisfy the same

algebraic differential equation

123--128

Borislav Bojanov and Geno Nikolov

Duffin and Schaeffer type inequality for ultraspherical polynomials

129--138

Vladimir Operstein

A Markov-Bernstein type inequality for algebraic polynomials

$L_p$, $0<p<1$

139--144

Detlef H. Mache and Ding X. Zhou

Characterization theorems for the approximation by a family of

operators

145--161

Wolfgang Hensgen

Extremal problems for the vector-valued

$\langleL^1/H_0^1,H^\infty\rangle$ duality

162--171

Xian-Zhi Yuan, Xun Luo, and Gang Li

Random approximations and fixed point theorems

172--187

Calvin D. Ahlbrandt

A Pincherle theorm for matrix continued fractions

188--196

Michel Arsenault and Qazi I. Rahman

On two polynomial inequalities of Erd\"os related to those of the

brothers Markov

197--235

Klaus Wilderotter

Optimal approximation of periodic analytic functions with integrable

boundary values

236--246

------------------------------

From: SIAM <thomas@siam.org>

Date: Tue, 13 Feb 96 14:59:45 EST

**Subject: Contents, SIAM J. Applied Mathematics**

SIAM JOURNAL ON Applied Mathematics

APRIL 1996 Volume 56, Number 2

CONTENTS

Kinetic Theory for Bubbly Flow I: Collisionless Case

Giovanni Russo and Peter Smereka

Kinetic Theory for Bubbly Flow II: Fluid Dynamic Limit

Giovanni Russo and Peter Smereka

Response of a Viscous Incompressible Fluid Cylinder to an Incident

Plane Compressional Elastic Wave

Juan C. Gomez and Vianey Villamizar

A Conservation Law with Point Source and Discontinuous Flux

Function Modelling Continuous Sedimentation

Stefan Diehl

An Improved Matching Procedure for Transient Resonance Layers in

Weakly Nonlinear Oscillatory Systems

D. L. Bosley

Singular Perturbation Analysis of the Fokker-Planck Equation:

Kramers' Underdamped Problem

Victor Barcilon

A Combined Capillarity and Elasticity Problem for a Thin Plate

Juan Olives

Competitive Exclusion in Gonorrhea Models and Other Sexually

Transmitted Diseases

Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Wenzhang Huang, and Jia Li

The Selection Gradient of an Infinite-Dimensional Trait

Richard Gomulkiewicz and Jay H. Beder

Approximation of Ill-Posed Volterra Problems via

Predictor-Corrector Regularization Methods

Patricia K. Lamm

On Weakly Nonlinear Inverse Problems

G. Chavent and K. Kunisch

X-ray Tomography in Scattering Media

Victor S. Antyufeev and Anatoliy N. Bondarenko

Uniqueness of the Inverse Conductive Scattering Problem for

Time-Harmonic Electromagnetic Waves

F. Hettlich

A Nonuniqueness Theorem for an Inverse Boundary Value Problem in

Elasticity

Gen Nakamura and Kazumi Tanuma

Stability of Pulses in Nonlinear Optical Fibers Using

Phase-Sensitive Amplifiers

J. Nathan Kutz and William L. Kath

Approximation of Lyapunov Exponents of Nonlinear Stochastic

Differential Equations

Axel Grorud and Denis Talay

Open Billiards: Invariant and Conditionally Invariant Probabilities

on Cantor Sets

Artur Lopes and Roberto Markarian

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From: SIAM <tschoban@siam.org>

Date: Thu, 15 Feb 96 09:18:10 EST

**Subject: Contents, SIAM Review**

SIAM Review

MARCH 1996, Volume 38, Number 1

Articles

Bit Reversal on Uniprocessors

Alan H. Karp

Eigencurves for Two-Parameter Sturm-Liouville Equations

Paul Binding and Hans Volkmer

Semidefinite Programming

Lieven Vandenberghe and Stephen Boyd

Circle Pictograms for Vote Vectors

Eivind Stensholt

Classroom Notes

On the Extension of a Stability Bound: The Multiple Large-Parameter Variations

Case

Mansour Eslami

A Technique for the Numerical Verification of Asymptotic Expansions

D. L. Bosley

Intersections of Planes and Helices, Or Lines and Sinusoids

Yves Nievergelt

Problems and Solutions

Book Reviews

Pearls in Graph Theory: A Comprehensive Introduction (Nora Hartsfield and

Gerhard Ringel), Lowell W. Beineke

Adapted Wavelet Analysis from Theory to Software (Mladen Victor Wickerhauser),

Charles K. Chui

The Theory of the Chemostat: Dynamics of Microbial Competition (Hal L. Smith and

Paul Waltman),

J. M. Cushing

Polynomial and Matrix Computations Volume 1: Fundamental Algorithms (Dario Bini

and Victor Pan), Wayne Eberly

Lattice Methods for Multiple Integration (I. H. Sloan and S. Joe), Alan Genz

Dirichlet Forms and Symmetric Markov Processes (Masatoshi Fukushima, Yoichi

Oshima, and Masayoshi Takeda), Ronald Getoor

Applied Discriminant Analysis (Carl J. Huberty), Arjun K. Gupta

The Complex WKB Method for Nonlinear Equations 1: Linear Theory (Victor P.

Maslov), Evans M. Harrell, II

Exponential Attractors for Dissipative Evolution Equations (A. Eden, C. Foias,

B. Nicolaenko, and R. Temam), Michael S. Jolly

Theory of Chattering Control (M. I. Zelikin and V. F. Borisov), Arthur J. Krener

Fuzzy Logic: A Practical Approach (M. McNeill and E. Thro), Marialuisa N.

McAllister

Fuzzy Logic with Engineering Applications (Timothy Ross), Marialuisa N.

McAllister

System Reliability Theory: Models and Statistics Methods (Arnljot Hoyland and

Marvin Rausand), William Q. Meeker

Numerical Solution of SDE through Computer Experiments (P. E. Kloeden, E.

Platen, and H. Schurz), Philip Protter

Morphological Image Operators (Henk J. A. M. Heijmans), Jean Serra

Variational Methods in Image Segmentation (Jean-Michel Morel and Sergio

Solimini), Jayant Shah

Introduction to the Modern Theory of Dynamical Systems (Anatole Katok and Boris

Hasselblatt), Richard Swanson

Approximation Procedures in Nonlinear Oscillation Theory (Nikolai A. Bobylev,

Yuri M. Burman, and Sergey K. Korovin), Gennadi Vainikko

Selected Collections

Chronicle

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From: Angelika Binding <BINDING@ALPHA.NTP.SPRINGER.DE>

Date: Thu, 15 Feb 1996 10:10:37 +0002

**Subject: Contents, Numerische Mathematik**

Numerische Mathematik ISSN 0029-599X

CONTENTS Volume 73 Number 01 (1996)

Bank-R-E. Xu-J.

An algorithm for coarsening unstructured meshes.

Numer.-Math.. 1996 73(01) P 1.

Clement-P. Hagmeijer-R. Sweers-G.

On the invertibility of mappings arising in 2D grid generation

problems.

Numer.-Math.. 1996 73(01) P 37.

Diethelm-K.

Peano kernels and bounds for the error constants of Gaussian and

related quadrature rules for Cauchy principal value integrals.

Numer.-Math.. 1996 73(01) P 53.

Hadeler-K-P.

Shadowing orbits and Kantorovich's theorem.

Numer.-Math.. 1996 73(01) P 65.

Heil-C. Strang-G. Strela-V.

Approximation by translates of refinable functions.

Numer.-Math.. 1996 73(01) P 75.

Hinze-M.

On the numerical approximation of unstable minimal surfaces with

polygonal boundaries.

Numer.-Math.. 1996 73(01) P 95.

Perthame-B. Shu-C-W.

On positivity preserving finite volume schemes for Euler equations.

Numer.-Math.. 1996 73(01) P 119.

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From: Sun Jie <fbasunj@leonis.nus.sg>

Date: Fri, 16 Feb 1996 14:08:59 +0800 (SST)

**Subject: Contents, Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research**

Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research Vol. 12, No. 2

Contents

J.L. Scott,

A Transportation Model, Its Development and Application to a Ship Scheduling Problem

S.-L.P. Koh and K.-L. Pan,

On Revising Arc Weights from Known Shortest Paths

R.E. Johnson and L.R. Khan,

A Note on Dominance in Unbounded Knapsack Problems

K. Jornsten and R. Leister,

Linear Programming Aggregation: A Heuristic for Hierarchical Production Planning

K. Sung and S. Park,

Sensitivity Analysis of Matrix Game

A.P. Punnen and S.K. Bhatt,

Some Ratio Sharing Models

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From: Richard Brualdi <brualdi@math.wisc.edu>

Date: Sat, 17 Feb 1996 08:33:34 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Contents, Linear Algebra and its Applications**

LINEAR ALGEBRA AND ITS APPLICATIONS

Contents Volume 235, March 1, 1996

Charles Waters (Mankato, Minnesota)

Sign Pattern Matrices That Allow Orthogonality 1

J. Ferrer, F. Puerta, and X. Puerta (Barcelona, Spain)

Geometric Characterization and Classification of

Marked Subspaces 15

A. Dean (Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada) and

J. A. de la Pen(tilde)a (Ciudad, Mexico)

Algorithms for Weakly Nonnegative Quadratic Forms 35

Moussa Ouattara (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)

Sur une Classe D'Alge(grave)bres a(grave) Puissances Associatives 47

Ismail M. Idris (Cairo, Egypt)

On Unitary Groups Modulo Infinitesimals 63

Su Yangfeng (Shanghai, People's Republic of China)

Generalized Multisplitting Asynchronous Iteration 77

Shu-An Hu (Chattanooga, Tennessee)

Maximum Permanent and Hermitian Matrices 93

Andrzej Nowicki (Torun(acute), Poland)

On the Nonexistence of Rational First Integrals for

Systems of Linear Differential Equations 107

Philip Feinsilver and Robert Fitzgerald (Carbondale, Illinois)

The Spectrum of Symmetric Krawtchouk Matrices 121

Tuch Sang Leong (Lumpur, Malaysia)

An Upper Bound on the Growth Ratio of Gaussian Elimination 141

Takayuki Furuta (Tokyo, Japan)

Generalizations of Kosaki Trace Inequalities and Related

Trace Inequalities on Chaotic Order 153

R. Westwick (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

Spaces of Matrices of Fixed Rank, II 163

S. Barnett (Colchester, England) and

R. E. Hartwig (Raleigh, North Carolina)

Special Rank-One Perturbations 171

Bernd Fritzsche, Stefan H. Fuchs, and Bernd Kirstein

(Leipzig, Deutschland)

On Resolvent Matrices for Nondegenerate Matricial

Schur Problems 191

D. Goeleven (Namur, Belgique)

A Uniqueness Theorem for the Generalized-Order Linear

Complementary Problem Associated with M-Matrices 221

Lajos Molna(acute)r (Debrecen, Hungary)

A Condition for a Subspace of (script)B(H) to be an Ideal 229

Dai Hua (Nanjing, People's Republic of China)

Completing a Symmetric 2x2 Block Matrix and Its Inverse 235

Vassilis S. Kouikoglou and Nikos C. Tsourveloudis (Chania, Greece)

Eigenvalue Bounds on the Solutions of Coupled Lyapunov

and Riccati Equations 247

E. L. Yip (Pullman, Washington)

A Necessary and Sufficient Condition for M-Matrices and

Its Relation to Block LU Factorization 261

Renato De Leone (Camerino, Italy)

Review of The Linear Complementarity Problem by

R. W. Cottle, J.-S. Pang, and R. E. Stone 275

Author Index 277

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