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MathFest, 2007

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Friday, August 3

 

Euler Society Invited Paper Session - Leonhard Euler Tercentennary: 1707-2007  

8:30 am – 9:20 am Euler’s Analytic Geometry, Robert E. Bradley, Adelphi University

9:30 am – 10:20 am The Rise and Evolution of the Function Concept in 18th Century Analysis, Ruediger Thiele, University of Leipzig

Contributed Paper Session:  Emerging Technologies for Mathematics Teaching

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm Storytelling, Mathematics, and the Digital Tradition: A Historical Context for Conveying Mathematics, Mike Martin, Johnson County Community College

General Contributed Paper Session #2

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Fortunatus’s Purse: A Many-Colored Story,  Susan Goldstine, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

1:20 pm – 1:35 pm Pappus, Guldin, and James Gregory Too, Andrew Leahy, Knox College

1:40 pm – 1:55 pm The Historical Development of the Secant Method in 1-D, Joanna Papakonstantinou, Rice University

 

Euler Society Invited Paper Session - Leonhard Euler Tercentennary: 1707 - 2007

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm Euler on the Principles of Elasticity, Stacy Langton, University of San Diego

2:00 pm – 2:50 pm Geometry and Calculus in Euler’s Mechanics, Dieter Suisky, Humboldt University, Berlin

3:00 pm – 3:50 pm Euler’s New Theory of Music, Mark McKinzie, St. John Fisher College

4:00 pm – 4:50 pm A Potpourri from Euler, Maria Clara Nucci, University of Perugia

5:00 pm – 5:50 pm How Euler Almost Did It, Lawrence D’Antonio, Ramapo College

 

Minicourse #6 Part 1

3:30 - 5:30pm: Using the History of Calculus to Enrich Our Teaching, David Bressoud, Macalester College and Paul Zorn, St. Olaf College

Euler Society

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Reading from Original Sources, led by Robert Bradley, Adelphi University, and Edward Sandifer, Western Connecticut State University

 

Saturday, August 4

 

Euler Society Invited Paper Session -Leonard Euler Tercentennary: 1707 - 2007

8:30 am – 9:00 am Cataloging and Publishing Euler’s Works: A History, Lee Stemkoski, Adelphi University

9:10 am – 9:40 am Euler and the English, Erik Tou, Carthage College

9:50 am – 10:20 am Euler, Lunar Theory, and the Calculus, Kim Plofker, Brown University

10:30 am – 11:20 am Partitions, Divisor Sums, and the Pentagonal Number Theorem, Brian Hopkins, Saint Peter’s College

 

Euler Society: Contributed Paper Session - Leonhard Euler: Life, Work, and Legacy

1:00 pm – 1:35 pm On Euler’s Partition Theorem Relating Odd-Part Partitions and Distinct-Part Partitions, James Sellers, Pennsylvania State University

1:45 pm - 2:20 pm Why Wasn’t There an Eighth Bridge? Thomas Drucker, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

2:30 pm – 2:50 pm Classroom Activities from Elementa Doctrinae Solidorum (E230) John Bukowski, Juniata College

3:00 pm – 3:20 pm Teaching a Liberal Arts Seminar on Leonhard Euler, Robert E. Bradley, Adelphi University

3:30 pm – 3:50 pm Euler’s Contribution to Rational Fluid Mechanics and Naval Science, Axel Mainzer Koenig, Koenig & Associates, Inc.

4:00 pm – 4:20 pm On Euler’s 1770 Paper Problema Algebraicum (E407), Johan Mebius, Delft University of Technology

4:30 pm – 4:50 pm Euler and Analytic Number Theory, Jordan Bell, Carleton University

5:00 pm – 5:20 pm Please Pass the Pi: Euler and the Digit Race, Ed Sandifer, Western Connecticut State University

 

Euler Society

7:00 - 9:00 pm Reading from Original Sources, led by Robert Bradley, Adelphi University, and Edward Sandifer, Western Connecticut State University

 

Sunday, August 5

Euler Society Invited Paper Session - Leonard Euler Tercentennary: 1707 - 2007

8:30 am – 9:20 am The End of His Triumph: Euler’s Second St. Petersburg Years, Edward Sandifer, Western Connecticut State University

9:30 am – 10:20 am Euler Can’t Resist Ballistics, Shawnee McMurran, California State University, San Bernardino

 

Contributed Paper Session:   Teaching a History of Mathematics Course

8:30 am – 8:45 am History for the Masses, Charles Rocca, Western Connecticut State University

8:50 am – 9:05 am History of Mathematics for the Non-Mathematician, Stan Schmidt, State University of New York at New Paltz and Robert Vivona, Marist College

9:10 am – 9:25 am Integrating Ancient Numeral Systems into a History of Mathematics Course, Jim Fulmer, University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Tom McMillan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

9:30 am – 9:45 am Math History without Prerequisites, Charlie Smith, Park University

9:50 am –10:05 am Paradigms and Myths: A New Approach to Teaching the History of Mathematics, William Fuller, Ohio Northern University

10:10 am –10:25 am Using History in the Teaching of Mathematics: A Course for Pre-Service Secondary Mathematics Teachers, Kathleen Clark, Florida State University

 

MAA Invited Addresses

10:30 am - 11:20 am:  Why Did LaGrange “Prove” the Parallel Postulate? Judith V. Grabiner, Pitzer College

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm:Euler in Three Acts, William Dunham, Muhlenberg College

 

Contributed Paper Session -  Teaching a History of Mathematics Course

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Teaching a 17 Day History of Mathematics - An Exercise in Prioritization, Michael Reynolds, McPherson College

2:20 pm – 2:35 pm A History of Mathematics Course that Emphasizes the History of Calculus, Daniel Kemp, South Dakota State University

2:40 pm – 2:55 pm Student Engagement in History of Mathematics, Pam Crawford, Jacksonville University

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm A Locally Compact REU in the History of Mathematics, Kimber Tysdal, Hood College and Betty Mayfield, Hood College

3:20 pm – 3:35 pm A Course in the History of Mathematics withStudent Presentations and Some Original Sources, John Bukowski, Juniata College

3:40 pm – 3:55 pm History of Mathematics at Ohio State: Web Resources, Bostwick F. Wyman, Ohio State University and Daniel W. Dotson, Ohio State University

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Problem Solving and the History of Mathematics, Lisa Mantini, Oklahoma State University

4:20 pm – 4:35 pm Teaching a History of Mathematics Course? – Enjoy! Sharon O’Donnell, Chicago State University

4:40 pm – 4:55 pm A Mathematical Journey Through Space and Time, Maria Clara Nucci, University Of Perugia

 

In other contributed paper sessions:

3:55 pm – 4:10 pm Multiplication and Division Algorithms from a Historical Context, Patricia Kiihne, Illinois College

4:55 pm – 5:10 pm Rationale for History of Mathematics Course, Satish C Bhatnagar, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

Minicourse #6 Part 2

3:30 - 5:30 pm  Using the History of Calculus to Enrich our Teaching, David Bressoud, Macalester College and Paul Zorn, St. Olaf College

 

 

 

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