NA Digest Sunday, March 29, 2009 Volume 09 : Issue 13

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From: Frank Uhlig <>
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 08:48:14 -0500
Subject: John Francis of QR found

John Francis and 50 years of QR

John Francis submitted his first QR paper almost 50 years ago in
October 1959. By 1962 he had left the NA field. When his algorithm was
judged one of the top ten algorithms of the 20th century in 2000 by
Jack Dongarra and Francis Sullivan, nobody alive in the mathematics
community had ever seen John Francis or knew where or if he lived.
Gene Golub and Frank Uhlig independently tracked John Francis down,
joined forces, and visited and interviewed him over the last couple
of years.

When first contacted, John Francis had no idea about QR's impact. He
is 74 years old now and well. Re QR, he remembers his math and
computational work of 50 years ago clearly. John Francis will be the
lead-off speaker at a mini symposium, held in his honor, at the 23rd
Biennial Conference on Numerical Analysis, June 23rd - 26th 2009 in
Glasgow to which everyone is cordially invited.

For a detailed list of invited speakers,


From: "Ying Wai (Daniel) Fan" <>
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 16:52:11 -0500
Subject: PYRET 1.0: PYthon REstoreTools for image deblurring

PYRET ( is a python package
for image deblurring. It is based on James Nagy's
Matlab package RestoreTools (
The syntax of PYRET is similar to RestoreTools, so the documentation of
RestoreTools still apply to PYRET. One can also consult the docstring of each
function or class for documentation.

One special feature that is in PYRET but not in RestoreTools is the inclusion
of image-dependent boundary conditions. We named this boundary condition
"synthetic boundary condition". In many cases, it gives better deblurring
results than classical periodic (circular) and reflexive (Neumann) boundary

The structure of PYRET is designed to be easy to understand. It can serve
as an example of how to do scientific computation with Python.

You can download PYRET 1.0 at
Some functionalities of PYRET are demonstrated on our online image deblurring
page (

Ying Wai (Daniel) Fan
Mathematics & Computer Science
Emory University


From: "Mathews, John" <mathews@Exchange.FULLERTON.EDU>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 14:23:30 -0700
Subject: Mathematica Complex Analysis Project

Complex Analysis Mathematica 7 notebooks now are available
at the Wolfram Library Archive. The website URL is:

This collection of Mathematica notebooks accompanies the textbook:
Complex Analysis for Mathematics and Engineering, 5th Ed., 2006
by John H. Mathews and Russell W. Howell
ISBN: 0-7637-3748-8
Jones and Bartlett Pub. Inc.

The updated book is for an undergraduate course in complex analysis.
A new chapter on Z-Transforms and difference equations and their
application to Digital Signal Filtering has been added.

Visit the author’s complex analysis website at:


From: "Nicole C. Jorlett" <>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 14:39:57 -0400
Subject: SIAM Mathl & Computational Issues in Geosciences, Germany, Jun 2009

SIAM Conference on Mathematical & Computational Issues in the
Geosciences - Program and Registration Now Available!

Leipziger Kubus Conference Center, Helmholtz - Centre for
Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig, Germany

June 15 - 18, 2009

Invited Speakers:
Martin Blunt, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Chris Farmer, Schlumberger and University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Rupert Klein, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Free
University of Berlin, Germany
Rosemary Knight, Stanford University, USA
Peter Lemke, Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany
Joannes J. Westerink, University of Notre Dame, USA

Registration is Now Available!

Pre-Registration Deadline: March 31, 2009

Registration, hotel informaton and the preliminary program for this
conference are available at:

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department at


From: "Carolyn Sellers" <>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 10:29:41 -0000
Subject: Studentships for Math of Finite Elements and Applications, UK, Jun 2009


MAFELAP 2009: 9th - 12th June 2009
Brunel University, UK

MAFELAP 2009, the Thirteenth Conference on the Mathematics of Finite
Elements and Applications, will take place at Brunel University, UK,
during the period 9 - 12 June, 2009.

Details of the conference and registration forms can be found at:

As a result of a grant from the Institute of Mathematics and Its
Applications (IMA) the conference is able to fund a number of MAFELAP
2009 Studentships for research students who are studying at
universities in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, who do not have
other means of support. These studentships will cover the
registration fees at the conference (not accommodation or travel).
Applications are now invited, and any student wishing to apply for a
studentship should, not later than 1 May 2009, submit a Case for
Support (not more than 1 A4 page) together with a supporting letter
from his/her supervisor to


From: Michael Ng <>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 07:55:51 -0500
Subject: New deadline, Preconditioning 2009 in Hong Kong, Aug 2009

AUGUST 24-26, 2009
(Deadline Extension for Submission: 30 April 2009)

The 2009 International Conference on Preconditioning Techniques for
Large Sparse Matrix Problems (
will take place immediately after The 19th International Conference on
Domain Decomposition Methods at Zhangjiajie of China, August 17-22,
2009 conference focuses on preconditioning techniques for solving
various matrix problems, particularly those related to large-scale
scientific and industrial applications.

April 30, 2009: Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts
(3 pages max, please follow the guidelines given on
the conference web-site
May 15, 2009: Notification of acceptance for contributed abstracts.

* Zhongzhi Bai, State Key Laboratory of Sci./Engrg. Computing, Chinese
Academy of Sciences
* Azzam Haidar, CERFACS
* Valeria Simoncini, Dipartimento di Matematica, Universita di Bologna
* Mirek Tuma, Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences of
the Czech Republic
* Venkat Venkatakrishnan, The Boeing Company
* Kees Vuik, Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics, Delft University
of Technology
* Jinchao Xu, Department of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University

FURTHER INFORMATION is available from the conference web site:


From: Jeremy Levesley <>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 02:51:14 -0500
Subject: Algorithms for Approximation VI, UK, Aug/Sep 2009 (3rd announcement)

The sixth in this series of UK conferences, focusing on application of
ideas from approximation theory for developing practical algorithms, will
take place from August 31 to September 4th 2009, in Ambleside in the Lake

This conference will have the theme of Complexity, in particular Tropical
Mathematics, Approximation Theory, Non-Linear and Non-Smooth Dynamics,
Model Reduction, and Wild Complexity, where statistics and model
reduction do not work so well. We will be fostering linkage between these
emerging areas, and classical approximation theory, such as orthogonal
polynomials, splines, wavelets, and radial basis functions.

There will be five keynote talks given by leaders in different directions
in complexity, including

C. Budd (Bath)
Y. Kevrekidis (Princeton)
G. L. Litvinov (Moscow)
S. Rotter (Freiburg)
M. Slemrod (Winsconsin-Madison)

There will be themed minisymposia, related to the talks of the keynote
speakers. A small number of proposals for minisymposia is welcome. A
number of invited papers will be included in a proceedings volume to be
published by Springer.

The deadline for abstract submission and minisymposium proposal
submission has been extended to Friday April 10th 2009.


Early registration deadline : 31 June 2009
Full invited paper submission: 31 November 2009

For further information and for ONLINE REGISTRATION visit:

or contact Dr Manolis Georgoulis (


From: Marcin Paprzycki <>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 11:55:29 +0100
Subject: Workshop on Large Scale Computations on Grids, Poland, Sep 2009

5th Workshop on Large Scale Computations on Grids
Wroclaw, Poland,
September 13-16, 2009

The workshop will be held in conjunction with the Seventh
International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics
(PPAM 2009,

Aim: The paradigm for execution of large-scale computations, whether
they originate as scientific or engineering applications, or for
supporting large data-intensive calculations, is to utilize multiple
computers at sites distributed across the Internet. In particular,
computational grids are collections of distributed, possibly
heterogeneous resources which can be used as ensembles to execute
large-scale applications. While the vision of the global
computational grid is extremely appealing, there remains a lot of work
on all levels to achieve it. In this context the LaSCoG workshop is
envisioned as a forum to promote exchange of ideas and results aimed
at addressing complex issues that arise in developing large-scale
computations on grids and running applications on them.

Important dates:
Submission of Papers: April 10, 2009
Notification of Acceptance: May 31, 2009
Conference: September 13-16, 2009
Camera-Ready Papers: October 31, 2009


From: Daniela Zaharie <>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 05:18:50 -0500
Subject: Workshop on Computational Optimization, Poland, Oct 2009

Call for Papers
2nd Workshop on Computational Optimization
Mragovo, Poland, October 12-14, 2009
in the framework of IMCSIT 2009 - International Multiconference on Computer
Science and Information Technology

- unconstrained and constrained optimization
- combinatorial optimization
- global optimization
- multiobjective and multimodal optimization
- dynamic and noisy optimization
- large scale optimization
- parallel and distributed approaches in optimization
- random search algorithms, simulated annealing, tabu search and other
derivative free optimization methods
- interval methods
- nature inspired optimization methods (evolutionary algorithms, ant colony
optimization, particle swarm optimization, immune artificial systems etc)
- hybrid optimization algorithms involving natural computing techniques and
other global and local optimization methods
- memetic algorithms
- optimization methods for learning processes and data mining
- computational optimization methods in statistics, econometrics, finance,
physics, medicine, biology etc.

Important dates:
10.05.2009 - Full paper submission
01.07.2009 - Notification of acceptance
15.08.2009 - Camera-ready version of the accepted paper

* Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF of MSWord file) no
longer than 8 pages.
(IEEE style - available at
* Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit
and relevance to the workshop.

* Accepted and presented paper will be published in the Conference Proceedings
and included in the IEEE Xplore® database.
* Extended version of the accepted papers will be published in Mathematica
Balkanica ( after additional reviewing.


From: Nick Trefethen <>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 19:52:04 +0000
Subject: Faculty position at Oxford - deadline April 9

A reminder that the deadline is April 9 for
applications to the faculty position in numerical
analysis/scientific computing at Oxford announced
four weeks ago in NA Digest. For details see, and feel free to
contact me if you have any questions.

Nick Trefethen, Oxford


From: Per Lotstedt <>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 11:17:42 -0500
Subject: Assistant professor in scientific computing, Uppsala, Sweden

A new position as assistant professor (or bitradande lektor in Swedish) in
scientific computing is open for applications at the Department of Information
Technology at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. Last date for applying is
April 29, 2009. See the advertisement at

Best regards,
Gunilla Kreiss and Per Lotstedt


From: Siddhartha Ghosh <>
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 17:36:41 -0500
Subject: Job opening HPC user support, CISL, NCAR Boulder, CO, USA

Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL) under National Center
for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, CO is looking for a dynamic
individual with four to six years of HPC development and/or maintenance and/or
support experience following Masters/graduation in computational sciences or
degree in physical sciences with relevant computational experience to serve as
HPC consultant in Consulting Services Group. The principal responsibility of
this consultant would be to provide HPC consulting support involving
assistance in porting, debugging and performance tuning to HPC users of
Supercomputers located at CISL. The prospective candidate is expected to have
skills and motivation in working with users on problems and codes in the area
of scientific or technical computing written in Fortran and/or C. The
candidate is expected to be familiar with distributed and shared memory
parallel programming paradigms as well as emerging technology trends in HPC
platforms and environment. Experience of working with codes involving MPI and
OpenMP would be a desirable asset and so would be familiarity with popular
climate and weather codes e.g. CAM, POP, WRF etc.

In addition to these baseline requirements and job description, please view
detailed job description and requirements at
click in the left menu bar for "Current Open Positions", in the following page
select "Computing Positions" and then click on "Software Engineer/Programmer II
(9099)". Please apply online (reference tracking code #9099).

This is a full-time replacement position. Initial consideration will be given
to applications received prior to Friday, April 17, 2009. Thereafter,
applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis. For any questions and
queries about the position you may contact Technical team lead for Consulting
Services Group Juliana Rew (


From: Nail Yamaleev <>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 13:20:34 -0500
Subject: Postdoctoral position at North Carolina A&T State University

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Department of
Mathematics at North Carolina A&T State University. The position is funded
through the 5-year NASA NRA project aimed at the development and
implementation of an adjoint-based methodology for design optimization and
optimal control of unsteady compressible flows. The selected candidate will
work in close collaboration with an established team of research scientists
of North Carolina A&T State University, NASA Langley Research Center, and
National Institute of Aerospace on development of various strategies for
reducing the memory and CPU costs as well as on other aspects associated
with this class of time-dependent optimization problems.

The position requires a PhD degree in applied mathematics, engineering,
computer science or a closely related field and good programming skills in
FORTRAN 90/95 and MPI. Experience with reduced-order models based on the
proper orthogonal decomposition and finite volume methods is a plus, but not

Interested candidates should send a CV, a copy of official transcripts of
all degrees, and a faculty employment application (which can be downloaded
20Packet.doc ) via e-mail to Prof. N. Yamaleev ( The
position includes a regular university benefits package and is renewable
annually for a period of up to three years, depending on the performance of
the candidate and availability of funds. The review of applications will
continue until the position is filled.


From: Serafim Kalliadasis <>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 09:42:40 -0500
Subject: Marie Curie positions at Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London

Applications are invited for two PhD and one Post-doctoral positions funded
by the EU-FP7 ITN "Multiflow".

The main objective of the projects is to undertake the theoretical analysis
of soft matter fluid flows involving deformable interfaces between different
fluids and substrate-flow interactions. Such flows often encounter several
challenges and complexities at the boundary between Mathematics, Physics,
Chemistry and Engineering. The following possible projects are on offer:

•"Wetting dynamics of pure and other liquids": development of a mesoscopic
continuum theory for contact line motion that introduces intermolecular
forces into coarse-grained equations of motion.
•"Contact line motion over heterogeneous substrates": spreading dynamics
over chemically/spatially heterogeneous, deterministic/random substrates.
•"Complex thin-film flows": undertake the theoretical description of fluid
flows with various sources of complexity. Examples include: thin films with
chemical reactions, influence of chemical reactions on contact line motion
and reactive flows in Hele-Shaw cells.
•"Complex spatiotemporal dynamics on a falling film" with the ultimate aim
to advance our understanding of interfacial turbulence: description of the
process by which three-dimensional pulses drain the additional mass they
acquire during inelastic coalescence events with other pulses; statistical
description of the quasi-turbulent wave dynamics observed far from the inlet
and development of coherent structures theory for flow down a fibre.

Preferred method of application is online via the website (please select "Job Search" then
enter "Multiflow" as keyword).


From: Elena Celledoni <>
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 07:17:33 -0500
Subject: PhD/Post doc position in Numerical Analysis at NTNU, Trondheim, Norway

The Department of Mathematical Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and
Technology(NTNU) has available 1 PhD Research Fellowship Position / 1 Post doc
grant in Numerical Analysis. The PhD Research Fellowship Position has a
duration of three or four years, the Post Doc grant of 18 months. We invite
candidates for either type of positions to apply.

The grant is a part of the project: GeNuIn Applications. See for more information about the project.

The successful applicants will work on problems in geometric numerical
integration, both of theoretical and applied nature. The position will be
related to the activity of modeling and simulation of marine control
structures, in collaboration with the Department of Cybernetics at NTNU.

The position will start the 1st of August 2009 and the deadline for
application is the 1. of June 2009.

For more information about the position do not hesitate to contact Elena
Celledoni (


From: Ke Chen <>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 04:39:55 -0500
Subject: 4 Teaching Assistantships in 2009 at Liverpool

In partnership with the Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), the
Department of Mathematical Sciences at University of Liverpool has the
fortunate and rare chance of having 4 vacancies of teaching assistantships (TAs).
The successful candidates will register for a 4 year PhD programme within the
remit of departmental research activities including Numerical Analysis. All
fees will be covered, and, in addition, each TA will receive 13,290 pounds per
Full details are available from
The deadline of applications is 30 April 2009.
General contact: Ms S Farell <>


From: "AAMM" <>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 14:54:24 +0800
Subject: Contents, Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics 1(1):2009

Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (AAMM)
Volume 1, Number 1, 2009

Regular Articles:

H.T. Banks and J.R. Samuels, Jr.
Detection of Arterial Occlusions Using Viscoelastic Wave Propagation.
Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 1 (2009), pp. 1-28.

Hilmar Wobker and Stefan Turek
Numerical Studies of Vanka-Type Smoothers in Computational Solid Mechanics.
Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 1 (2009), pp. 29-55.

P. Solin and D. Andrs
On Scientific Data and Image Compression Based on Adaptive Higher-Order FEM.
Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 1 (2009), pp. 56-68.

Yingxiong Xiao, Shi Shu, Hongmei Zhang and Yuan Ouyang
An Algebraic Multigrid Method for Nearly Incompressible Elasticity Problems in
Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 1 (2009), pp. 69-88.

Y. Y. Zhang, C. M. Wang and V. B. C. Tan
Assessment of Timoshenko Beam Models for Vibrational Behavior of
Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes using Molecular Dynamics.
Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 1 (2009), pp. 89-106.

Jichun Li
Posteriori Error Estimation for an Interior Penalty Discontinuous
Galerkin Method for Maxwell's Equations in Cold Plasma.
Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 1 (2009), pp. 107-124.

Liping Liu, Min Huang, Kewei Yuan and Michal Krizek
Numerical Approximation of a Nonlinear 3D Heat Radiation Problem.
Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 1 (2009), pp. 125-139.

D. Lesnic
On the Boundary Integral Equations for a Two-Dimensional Slowly
Rotating Highly Viscous Fluid Flow.
Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 1 (2009), pp. 140-150.


From: Communications in Math Sciences <>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 10:23:42 -0500
Subject: Contents, Communications in Math Sci Vol 7, N0. 1, 2009

Communications in Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Vol 7, No. 1, March 2009
Table of Contents
full articles are online at

Regular Articles

* Modelling shallow gravity-driven solid-fluid mixtures over arbitrary
by Ioana Luca, Yih-Chin Tai and Chih-Yu Ku; 1-36

* Stability and total variation estimates on general scalar balance laws
by Rinaldo M. Colombo, Magali Mercier and Massimiliano D. Rosini; 37-65

* Optimal local smoothing and analyticity rate estimates for the
generalized Navier-Stokes equations
by Hongjie Dong and Dong Li; 67-80

* Solving pdes in complex geometries
by X. Li, J. Lowengrub, A. Ratz and A. Voigt; 81-107

* A time domain algorithm for blind separation of convolutive sound
mixtures and L1 constrainted minimization of cross correlations
by Jie Liu, Jack Xin, Yingyong Qi and Fan-Gang Zeng; 109-128

* Global solutions for the one dimensional water-bag model
by Mihai Bostan and Josďż˝ Antonio Carrillo; 129-141

* Fluid-dynamc model equations for a gas with slow reversible biomolecular
by Maria Groppi, Alberto Rossani and Giampiero Spiga; 143-163

* Lagrange interpolation set along linear piecewise algebraic curves
by Ren-Hong Wang and Shao-Fan Wang; 165-174

* On the degree properties of generalized random graphs
by Yi Y. Shi and Hong Qian; 175-187

* Dispersion and uniform L1-stability estimates of the Vlasov-Poisson
system in a half space
by Myeongju Chae, Seung-Yeal Ha and Hyung Ju Hwang; 189-209

* An optimal L1-minimization algorithm for stationary Hamilton-Jacobi
by Jean-Luc Guermond and Bojan Popo; 211-238

Fast Communication

* Reliability of layered neural oscillator networks
by Kevin. K. Lin, Eric Shea-Brown and Lai-Sang Young; 239-247


From: Marcin Paprzycki <>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 01:26:15 +0100
Subject: Contents, Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience

Special Issue: Simulation in Emergent Computational Systems
Fatos Xhafa and Leonard Barolli (eds)
(Details at

1. Recent Advances on the Simulation Models for Ad Hoc Networks: Real
Traffic and Mobility Models
by Arta Doci, Leonard Barolli and Fatos Xhafa

2. Simulation Framework for the Evaluation of Dependable Distributed
by Ciprian Dobre, Florin Pop and Valentin Cristea

3. Impact of the Dynamic Membership in the Connectivity Graph of the
Wireless Ad hoc Networks
by Arta Doci, William Springer and Fatos Xhafa

4. Automatic Performance Model Transformation from a Human-intuitive to
a Machine-efficient Form
by Sabri Pllana, Fatos Xhafa and Leonard Barolli

5. Replay-based synchronization of timestamps in event traces of
massively parallel applications
by Daniel Becker, John C. Linford, Rolf Rabenseifner and Felix Wolf

6. Performance Analysis and Optimization of Parallel Scientific
Applications on CMP Clusters
by Xingfu Wu, Valerie Taylor, Charles Lively and Sameh Sharkawi

7. Minimization of Download Time Variance in a Distributed VOD System
by Anne-Elisabeth Baert, Vincent Boudet, Alain Jean-Marie and Xavier Roche

8. Virtual Large-Scale Disk Base on PC Grid
by Erianto Chai, Katsuyoshi Matsumoto, Minoru Uehara and Hideki Mori

9. Performance Evaluation of a Wireless Sensor Network for Mobile and
Stationary Event Cases Considering Routing Efficiency and Goodput Metrics
by Tao Yang, Leonard Barolli, Makoto Ikeda, Giuseppe De Marco and Arjan

Book review:
Ad Hoc Networks: Technologies and Protocols
Reviewed by Arta Doci

Research Paper:
The Edge Node File System: A Distributed File System for High
Performance Computing
by Kovendhan Ponnavaikko and Janakiram D


From: Martin Berzins <>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 08:30:00 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Content,s Applied Numerical Mathematics, Vol. 59, Iss. 5, 2009

Applied Numerical Mathematics, Volume 59, Issue 5, Pages 845-1148 (May 2009)

1. An application of optimal control theory to river pollution remediation
845-858 L.J. Alvarez-Vazquez, A. Martinez, M.E. Vazquez-Mendez, M.A. Vilar

2. Trust-region quadratic methods for nonlinear systems of mixed
equalities and inequalities
859-876 Maria Macconi, Benedetta Morini, Margherita Porcelli

3. Model reduction in state identification problems with an
application to determination of thermal parameters
877-890 Janne M.J. Huttunen, Jari P. Kaipio

4. Strong stability preserving hybrid methods Pages 891-904 Chengming Huang

5. Vibration analysis of plane elasticity problems by the
C0-continuous time stepping finite element method
905-919 Junjiang Lai, Jianguo Huang, Chuanmiao Chen

6. Non-conforming finite element and artificial boundary in
multi-atomic Young measure approximation for micromagnetics
920-937 Xianmin Xu, Zhiping Li

7. Polar forms and quadratic spline quasi-interpolants on Powell-Sabin
Pages 938-958 D. Sbibih, A. Serghini, A. Tijini

8. Accuracy and linear stability of RKN methods for solving
second-order stiff problems
959-975 J.M. Franco, I. Gomez

9. Analysis of a least-squares finite element method for the thin
plate problem
976-987 Huo-yuan Duan, Shao-qin Gao, Bo-nan Jiang, Roger C.E. Tan

10. Optimal error estimates of the Fourier spectral method for a class
of nonlocal, nonlinear dispersive wave equations
988-1010 Zhenguo Deng, Heping Ma

11. Generalized Jacobi polynomials/functions and their applications
1011-1028 Ben-Yu Guo, Jie Shen, Li-Lian Wang

12. A numerical method for the ternary Cahn-Hilliard system with a
degenerate mobility
1029-1042 Junseok Kim, Kyungkeun Kang

13. Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin (MLPG) method for the unsteady
magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flow through pipe with arbitrary
wall conductivity 1043-1058 Mehdi Dehghan, Davoud Mirzaei

14. A velocity-diffusion method for a Lotka-Volterra system with
nonlinear cross and self-diffusion
1059-1074 G. Gambino, M.C. Lombardo, M. Sammartino

15. Numerical solutions of a Michaelis-Menten-type ratio-dependent
predator-prey system with diffusion
1075-1093 Yuan-Ming Wang

16. Quadratic spherical spline quasi-interpolants on Powell-Sabin
1094-1109 A. Lamnii, H. Mraoui, D. Sbibih

17. Some disadvantages of a Mehrotra-type primal-dual corrector
interior point algorithm for linear programming
1110-1119 Coralia Cartis

18. Global convergence of quasi-Newton methods based on adjoint
Broyden updates
1120-1136 Sebastian Schlenkrich, Andrea Walther

19. Anisotropic conforming rectangular elements for elliptic problems
of any order
1137-1148 Shaochun Chen, Yongqin Yang, Shipeng Mao


From: Badih Ghusayni <>
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 10:28:59 -0500
Subject: Contents, International Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science

Vol. 3, No. 4, 2008, International Journal of Mathematics and Computer

1) P. Delgado-Escalante, H. Galeana-Sánchez, L. Pastrana-Ramírez, A
Note on the Kernel Number.

2) A. E. Radwan, S. S. Hussein, Base Change and the Microstructure Sheaves.

3) Mantu Saha, Debashis Dey, On a verification of discontinuity at fixed

4) Mukti Gangopadhyay, Mantu Saha, A. P. Baisnab, Some Fixed Point
Theorems for Contractive Type Mappings in 2-Banach Space.

5) Ewedafe Simon Uzezi, Rio Hirowati Shariffudin, Solving 2-D Parabolic
Problems on Two Distributed Platforms Using Different Alternating Iterative


From: "Commun. Comput. Phys." <>
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 18:47:28 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: Contents, Commun. Comput. Phys. Vol. 4 No. 5

Communications in Computational Physics (CiCP)
Volume 4, Number 5, 2008

Review Articles:
X. Q. Xu, M. V. Umansky, B. Dudson and P. B. Snyder
Boundary plasma turbulence simulations for tokamaks.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 949-979.

Silvia Palpacelli and Sauro Succi
The quantum lattice Boltzmann equation: Recent developments.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 980-1007.

Regular Articles:
Juan Cheng and Chi-Wang Shu
A third order conservative Lagrangian type scheme on curvilinear meshes
for the compressible euler equations.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 1008-1024.

Carlos J. Garcia-Cervera, Weiqing Ren, Jianfeng Lu and Weinan E
Sequential multiscale modeling using sparse representation.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 1025-1033.

Xin Hu, Shaoqiang Tang and Maxime Leroux
Stationary and transient simulations for a one-dimensional resonant
tunneling diode. Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 1034-1050.

Yuanchang Sun, Hiroshi Ajiki and Gang Bao
Computational modeling of optical response from excitons in a nano optical
medium. Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 1051-1068.

Kun Xu and Hongwei Liu
A multiple temperature kinetic model and its application to near continuum
flows. Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 1069-1085.

Dier Zhang, Aihui Zhou and Xin-Gao Gong
Parallel mesh refinement of higher order finite elements for electronic
structure calculations. Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 1086-1105.

Shi Jin and Dongsheng Yin
Computation of high frequency wave diffraction by a half plane via the
Liouville equation and geometric theory of diffraction.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 1106-1128.

B. Qiao, C. T. Zhou, X. T. He and C. H. Lai
Progress of pattern dynamics in plasma waves.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 1129-1150.

Leopold Grinberg and George Em Karniadakis
A scalable domain decomposition method for ultra-parallel arterial flow
simulations. Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 1151-1169.

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From: Tim Davis <>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 16:02:27 -0400
Subject: A matrix translation of Robert Burns' poem "To a Mouse" (part 1 of 8)

"The best-laid schemes of mice and men go oft astray" is a well-known
quote from the poem "To a Mouse" by Robert Burns. To enable his work
to be appreciated by a wider mathematical community, I've translated
his poem into the language of matrix computations (from Burns to
Higham, as you'll see in subsequent stanzas). Here's the first stanza:

Robert Burns original:

Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim'rous beastie,
O, what a panic's in thy breastie!
Thou need na start awa sae hasty,
Wi' bickering brattle!
I wad be laith to rin an' chase thee,
Wi' murd'ring pattle!

Modern English translation (non-poetic):

Little sleek, cowering, timorous beast, O, what a panic is in thy
breast! You need not start away so hasty, with bickering complaining!
I would be loath to run and chase you, with murdering paddle!

Translation to matrix computations:

Wee, sparsest, QR-factored matrix
O, what a panic's in my math tricks!
Thou need na space thine eigs like hay sticks
Wi' ditherin' low bits!
I wad be laith to rin a quick fix,
Wi' murd'rin' page hits!

End of NA Digest