NA Digest Sunday, September 7, 1997 Volume 97 : Issue 36

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From: Gil Strang <>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 09:37:52 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Book Announcement, Reprint of Strang/Fix

Book Announcement: Reprint of Strang/Fix on the Finite Element Method

The early book by Gilbert Strang and George Fix on "An Analysis of
the Finite Element Method" has been reprinted by Wellesley-Cambridge Press.
Readers still report that the basic ideas of finite elements come through
clearly. This book is a guide to a method that has become fully established,
with a range of applications that is still growing.

You can order the finite element book by sending a mailing address to The book comes with an invoice for $54 including postage
( + $2 outside North America), and a check in return is perfect. ((All
Wellesley-Cambridge Press books can be ordered in this same way : see ))


From: Naoki Saito <>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 1997 15:09:44 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Change of Address for Naoki Saito

My dear friends and colleagues,

After 13+ years with Schlumberger, I decided to move on.
I have just joined the Department of Mathematics, University of California
at Davis as a Associate Professor.

My new coordinate (effective immediately) is:

Naoki Saito
Department of Mathematics
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8633

Voice: (916) 754-2121
Fax: (916) 752-6635
(Note: Effective November 1, 1997, the area code will change from 916 to 530.)

Best wishes and please keep in touch!
Naoki Saito


From: Jorge More' <>
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 1997 12:52:14 -0500
Subject: SDPpack Added NEOS Server

We have added SDPpack to the NEOS Server.

SDPpack solves mixed semidefinite-quadratic-linearly constrained
optimization problems. The authors of SDPpack 0.9 are
F. Alizadeh, J.-P. Haeberly, M. L. Overton, M. Nayakkankuppam and S. Schmieta,
Installation in the NEOS Server was done by Madhu Nayakkankuppam.

SDPpack Version 0.9 beta runs under Matlab 5.0.
Permission was granted by MathWorks to use Matlab through NEOS.

You can try out SDPpack by visiting the NEOS Server at

You can also use email; instructions are obtained by sending the message

type SDP
solver SDPpack

NEOS is a project of the Optimization Technology Center
(Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University).

Many have contributed to the development of the NEOS Server.
Collaborators are listed in the URL for the NEOS Server.

Jorge More'


From: Etienne Emmrich <Etienne.Emmrich@Mathematik.Uni-Magdeburg.DE>
Date: Thu, 04 Sep 1997 19:11:42 +0200
Subject: New Web-Site of Projects on Conservation Laws

We would like to announce the new Web-site (that will work from the
next week on)


that gives information about the priority research program
of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

"Analysis und Numerik von Erhaltungsgleichungen" - ANumE
(Analysis and Numerical Mathematics for Conservation Laws).

This research program is a collaboration of scientists in the
fields of mathematics (analysis and numerical analysis),
engineering, and astrophysics.

The research is focused on the interdisciplinary development
of efficient and accurate solution methods for 3D transport
phenomena in continuous media, coupled with additional physical
or chemical mechanisms.

This encompasses research in mathematical analysis.

The program welcomes guest researchers.

For more details, visit our Web-site or, please, contact the
project co-ordinator

Prof. Dr. G. Warnecke
Institut fr Analysis und Numerik
Postfach 4120
D-39016 Magdeburg

Tel. +49.391.6718586

or use Email


From: Trini Flores <>
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 97 09:18:05 -0500
Subject: SIAM Conference on Control & Its Applications

Fourth SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications
May 7-9, 1998
Omni Jacksonville Hotel
Jacksonville, Florida

September 15, 1997 = deadline for submission of minisymposium

October 15, 1997 = deadline for submission of contributed abstracts

Electronic submissions are invited. A fill-in form for minisymposium
proposals and LaTeX macro for abstracts are available on the World
Wide Web at

The conference Call for Papers is available at

For additional information, send e-mail to


From: Choi-Hong Lai <>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 1997 17:19:48 +0100
Subject: Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods

The 11th International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods will be
held at the University of Greenwich, UK during July 20 - 24, 1998.
Announcements and call for papers will appear soon. We have set up
a web page with address to update information about
the conference.

Choi-Hong Lai
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
University of Greenwich


From: M. Paprzycki <>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 1997 20:05:34 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Conference in Bulgaria on Numerical Analysis

4th International Conference on
Numerical Methods and Applications: NM&A - O(h4)'98
August 19 - 23, 1998, Sofia, BULGARIA

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Sofia University in cooperation with
SIAM and ACM SigNUM are organizing the 4th International Conference on
Numerical Methods and Applications. The first three conferences served as
a forum where scientists from the East and the West were provided an
opportunity to exchange ideas and establish research cooperation. We plan
to continue this tradition.

During the conference a wide range of problems concerning recent
achievements in numerical methods and their applications in mathematical
modeling will be discussed. We also plan to provide a forum for exchange
of ideas between scientists who develop and study numerical methods, and
researchers who use them for solving real world problems.

International Program Committee:
Chairman: Bl. Sendov
O. Axelsson, J.H. Bramble, P.G.Ciarlet, B.N. Chetverushkin, I. Dimov,
R.E. Ewing, R.P. Fedorenko, S. Godunov, W. Hackbusch, P. Hemker,
U. Jaeckel, Z. Kamont, M.S. Kaschiev, S.P Kurdyumov, Yu.A. Kuznetsov,
R.D. Lazarov, H. Niederreiter, B. Philippe, J. Popenda, Yu.P. Popov,
I.V. Puzynin, S. Radev, S. Rjasanov, A.A. Samarskii, M. Schaefer,
V. Thomee, P.N. Vabishchevich, P.S. Vassilevski, H.A. van der Vorst,
L. Xanthis, Z. Zlatev

List of key and invited lecturers, who already accepted invitation of the

O. Axelsson, J.H. Bramble, B.N. Chetverushkin, R.E. Ewing, R.P. Fedorenko,
S. Godunov, P. Hemker, U. Jaeckel, Z. Kamont, S.P Kurdyumov,
Yu.A. Kuznetsov, R.D. Lazarov, H. Niederreiter, B. Philippe, Yu.P. Popov,
I.V. Puzynin, S. Rjasanov, A.A. Samarskii, M. Schaefer, V. Thomee,
P.N. Vabishchevich, H.A. van der Vorst, L. Xanthis, Z. Zlatev

Organizing Committee:
Chairman: M. Kaschiev, Secretary: O. Iliev
I. Bazhlekov, P. Binev, P. Entchev, A. Karaivanova, A. Khaliq,
M. Koleva, N. Kol'kovska, T. Kostova, I. Lirkov, S. Margenov,
M. Neytcheva, M. Paprzycki, S. Petrova, D. Vassileva, P. Yalamov,
L. Zikatanov

To contribute a Minisymposium please provide the conference organizers

a) title
b) abstract
c) authors and titles of minimum of 4 presentations
d) abstracts of presentations (optional).

Minisymposia proposals due: November 30, 1997
Minisymposia acceptance decision: December 31, 1997

The mailing address of the Organizing Committee:

NM&A - O(h4)'98, c/o Dr. Oleg Iliev
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Bl.8, 1113 Sofia, BULGARIA
fax: (+359 2) 971 364
e-mail: NMA98@MATH.ACAD.BG

E-mail communication is preferred.

Detailed information will be updated on the WWW server of the Institute of


From: Rolf Jeltsch <>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 1997 15:12:20 +0200 (MET DST)
Subject: Conference on Hyperbolic Problems

Second Announcment and call for Papers

Seventh International Conference on
Hyperbolic Problems
Theory, Numerics, Applications

ETH Zurich, February 9-13, 1998


The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists
with interests in the theoretical, applied and
computational aspects of hyperbolic partial differential
equations. There will be an emphasis on nonlinear problems and
applications in different fields. As it has been done in past,
a special effort will be made to make it
possible for young scientists to attend to promote their interaction with
the more senior researchers.

Call for Papers (Deadline Sept 15, 1997)

There will be refereed 20 minutes contribute communications. The six
best contributed papers will be handeled as 30 minutes invited speakers.
Please submit an abstract consisting of at least 1000 but not more than
2000 words. Please use the LaTeX macro (available via
anonymous FTP (,file pub/hyp98/mask.tex).
Refereed proceedings will be published.

Plenary Speakers (45 min lectures)

P. Lax, US J.A. Sethian, USA
T.P. Liu,US B. Perthame, France
K.W. Morton, UK E. Priest, UK
R. Rannacher, Germany G. Metivier, France
E. Tadmor, US M. Pulvirenti, Italy
Z. Xin, US A. Kazhikhov, Russia
J.-Y. Chemin, France D. Marchesin, Brasilien

Invited Lectures (30 min lectures)

R. Winther, Norway D. Serre, France
T. Yang, Hong Kong M. Fey, Switzerland
B. Gustafsson, Sweden A. Schroll, Germany
M. Feistauer, Czech Republik S.M. Deshpande, India
P. Le Floch, France A. Kluwick, Austria
J. Ballmann, Germany G.Q. Chen, US
K. Powel, US S. Nishibata, Japan
B. Engquist, US J. Masso, Germany
B. Temple, US E. Mueller, Germany
H.-O. Kreiss, US C. J. Van Duijn, Netherlands
R. LeVeque, US R. Klein, Germany
H. Freistuehler, Germany B. Cockburn, US

Registration Fees
Payment must be made in Swiss francs (CHF). The registration fee is 150 CHF
if it is paid before jan. 15, 1998, otherwise it is 200 CHF.

For more information see

or contact the Conference Office

c/o Seminar for Applied Mathematics
ETH Zentrum
CH-8092 Zurich

FAX: +41-1-631 10 85

Secretary: Marcela Kraemer
Phone: +41-1-632 34 65

Organizer: Prof. R. Jeltsch
Phone: +41-1-632 34 52


From: Lloyd Douglas <>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 97 09:26:50 EDT
Subject: NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Awarded each year since 1979, NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral
Research Fellowships have permitted awardees to choose research
environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific
development. Awards of these fellowships are made for appropriate
research in areas of the mathematical sciences, including applications
to other disciplines. The stipend provides support for two nine-month
academic years and six summer months, for a total of 24 months.

For 1998, eligible applicants will have held the Ph.D. since no
earlier than January 1, 1993. For these new recipients, the stipend
has been increased to $3,250 per full-time month or $1,625 per
half-time month for a total of $78,000 for the 18 academic months and
six summer months. The fellowship allowance has also been increased
to $7,500.

Applications can be submitted via the World Wide Web at:

Once there select "Postdoctoral Fellowships" to get to the fellowship
application package. More eligibility requirements and other
pertinent information can be found there.

The application deadline is October 17.


From: Gene Golub <golub@sccm.Stanford.EDU>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 97 4:47:54 PDT
Subject: Forsythe Fellow Positions at Stanford

Scientific Computing and Computational Mathematics Program
2 Year Acting Assistant Professorship

Linear Algebra and Scientific Computing
Start Date: Sept 15, 1998 or possibly earlier

The School of Engineering at Stanford University has established
Forsythe Fellows in the Scientific Computing and Computational
Mathematics (SCCM) Program. These positions have a duration of two
years and are jointly funded through the School of Engineering and the
research support of faculty members in the SCCM Program. An optional
third year of funding may be available, contingent upon financial


This particular fellowship will be associated with Professor Gene
Golub of the Computer Science Dept and the Program in Scientific
Computing and Computational Mathematics (SC-CM). The broad area of
research is in numerical linear algebra as applied to the solution of
large systems of equations derived from the discretization in pde's.
Expertise in Krylov space methods is required. In addition,
applicants should have a deep understanding of parallel architectures
and their use in a problem solving environment.


The succesful candidate will be expected to be involved in the SCCM
program which is an interdisciplinary graduate program awarding MS and
PhD degrees. He/she will teach two courses within the SCCM program
each academic year and will also help in the administration of the
weekly SCCM seminar. Typically one of these courses may be at an
advanced level and in the field of interest of the succesful candidate
whilst the other will be an undergraduate, or beginning graduate,
level course in computational mathematics or numerical analysis.

For further information about the SCCM Program see the URL:

For further information about the Forsythe Fellows program, please contact

Gene Golub

Please mail applicaftions to:

Forsythe Fellow Committee
Computer Science Dept.
Gates 2B
Stanford University
Stanford CA 94305
Attn. G Golub

The applicants should have three references sent to the Committee.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing Date: Dec 15, 1997


From: Lisa Fauci <>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 1997 13:12:19 -0500
Subject: Positions at Tulane University

Subject to final budgetary approval, the Department of Mathematics of
Tulane University invites applications for two tenured or tenure-track
positions, beginning July 1, 1998. Our highest priority is hiring an
outstanding computational scientist. Our department's current research
interests in computing include adaptive methods for partial differential
equations, biological fluid dynamics, and electro-physiology. We also
welcome applications in other fields of mathematics.

Tulane is a comprehensive university located in New Orleans, Louisiana with
colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as Engineering, Business,
Public Health and Medicine. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in mathematics or
a related field, and should have a commitment to both research and teaching
in a liberal arts environment. A complete application consists of a vitae
and three letters of recommendation.
These should be sent to:

Hiring Committee
Department of Mathematics
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118

Applicants can send their vitae by e-mail to: .


From: UMBC <>
Date: Thu, 04 Sep 1997 15:49:52 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Chairperson Postion at University of Maryland Baltimore County

Chairperson, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for
the position of the Chair of the Department of Mathematics and
Statistics. Candidates should have an earned doctorate in mathematics,
statistics, or a closely related field, a strong research record, a
commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, and
demonstrated leadership skills. The candidate should be qualified for
the rank of tenured full professor and is expected to maintain a strong
research program.

Founded in 1966, UMBC, the youngest campus of the University of Maryland
System, is a medium-sized research university with a faculty of over 400
and 10,500 students. Its sponsored research stands at over $43 million
and the campus is a growing and dynamic institution. UMBC is conveniently
located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor near major industries,
federal labs, and sponsoring agencies.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers programs leading to
BA, BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Applied Mathematics and Statistics.
The department's 22 full-time faculty members maintain active research
in areas of applied mathematics and statistics and supervise
approximately 25 full-time and 30 part-time graduate students.
See the department's web site at for
further details.

Interested candidates should submit a CV, statement of goals, and the
names of four references to Math/Stat Chair Search Committee, Office of
the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore,
MD 21250. Screening of candidates will begin in November 1997 and will
continue until the position is filled. UMBC is an EOE/AA employer.


From: Petr Prikryl <>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 1997 13:00:33 -0100
Subject: Contents, Applications of Mathematics

Applications of Mathematics
Volume 42, Number 5, October 1997

Homogenization of parabolic equations: an alternative approach
and some corrector-type results
Anders Holmborn

Existence and uniqueness for non-linear singular integral
equations used in fluid mechanics
E.G. Ladopoulos, V.A. Zisis

Bifurcation of periodic solutions in differential inclusions
Michal Fe\v{c}kan

Book reviews


From: Beth Schad <>
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 97 12:59:58 -0500
Subject: Contents, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis

SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis
Volume 34, Number 5, OCTOBER 1997

Error Analysis for Chorin's Original Fully Discrete Projection Method and
Regularizations in Space and Time
Brian R. Wetton

Superconvergence of Numerical Solutions to Volterra Integral Equations with
Qi-ya Hu

A New Algorithm for Computing Liquid Crystal Stable Configurations: The Harmonic
Mapping Case
Francois Alouges

First-Order System Least Squares for the Stokes Equations, With Application to
Linear Elasticity
Z. Cai, T. A. Manteuffel, and S. F. McCormick

Symplectic Finite Difference Approximations of the Nonlinear Klein-Gordon
D. B. Duncan

A Complete Convergence and Stability Theory for a Generalized Richardson
Extrapolation Process
Avram Sidi

Convergence of an Iterative Method for Total Variation Denoising
David C. Dobson and Curtis R. Vogel

Error Analysis of Symplectic Multiple Time Stepping
Todd R. Littell, Robert D. Skeel, and Meiqing Zhang

Optimal Approximability of Solutions of Singularly Perturbed Two-Point Boundary
Value Problems
R. Bruce Kellogg and Martin Stynes

Analysis of Least-Squares Finite Element Methods for the Navier-Stokes Equations
Pavel B. Bochev

FEM and BEM Coupling for a Nonlinear Transmission Problem with Signorini Contact
Carsten Carstensen and Joachim Gwinner

A Consistency Result for a Discrete-Velocity Model of the Boltzmann Equation
Andrzej Palczewski, Jacques Schneider, and Alexandre V. Bobylev

Monte Carlo Variance of Scrambled Net Quadrature
Art B. Owen

On Krylov Subspace Approximations to the Matrix Exponential Operator
Marlis Hochbruck and Christian Lubich

Symplectic Methods Based on Decompositions
A. L. Araujo, A. Murua, and J. M. Sanz-Serna

A Variational Method in Image Recovery
Gilles Aubert and Luminita Vese

Analysis and Approximation of Conservation Laws with Source Terms
J. M. Greenberg, A. Y. LeRoux, R. Baraille, and A. Noussair

Large-Scale Continuation and Numerical Bifurcation for Partial Differential
Bryan D. Davidson

Application of Threshold-Accepting to the Evaluation of the Discrepancy of a Set
of Points
Peter Winker and Kai-Tai Fang

Analysis of the Cell Vertex Finite Volume Method for the Cauchy-Riemann
M. Vanmaele, K. W. Morton, E. Suli, and A. Borzi

Symplectic Runge-Kutta Schemes I: Order Conditions
M. Sofroniou and W. Oevel


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