**DIMACS - Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science**

Volume: 34;
1997;
205 pp;
Hardcover

MSC: Primary 00; 01;
**Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-0678-4
Product Code: DIMACS/34**

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# African Americans in Mathematics

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*Nathaniel Dean*

A co-publication of the AMS and DIMACS

This volume contains research and expository papers by
African-American mathematicians on issues related to their involvement in the
mathematical sciences. Little is known, taught, or written about African-American mathematicians. Information is lacking on their past and present
contributions and on the qualitative and quantitative nature of their
existence in and distribution throughout mathematics. This lack of
information leads to a number of questions that have to date remained
unanswered. This volume provides details and pointers to help answer some of
these questions.

Features:

- Research articles by distinguished African-American mathematicians.
- Accomplishments of African-American researchers in the mathematical sciences.
- Articles that explore issues important to the African-American community and to the mathematics community as a whole.
- Inspiration for African-American students who wish to pursue advancement in the mathematical sciences.

Co-published with the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science beginning with Volume 8. Volumes 1–7 were co-published with the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM).

#### Table of Contents

# Table of Contents

## African Americans in Mathematics

#### Readership

Graduate students, historians, sociologists, mathematical policymakers, and research mathematicians.

#### Reviews

Near the beginning of this decade William Massey of Bell Laboratories (then AT&T, now Lucent Technologies) had an idea for an organization devoted mainly to addressing critical issues involving African-American researchers and graduate students in the mathematical sciences. This organization became known as the Conference for African-American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences (CAARMS). The book under review here contains some of the invited papers and poster presentations given at CAARMS2, and other papers pertaining to objectives and purposes of CAARMS. Overall, the editor has succeeded in organizing the content of the volume to reflect faithfully the objectives of CAARMS. There is something for nearly everyone, especially those persons interested in making mathematics participation more inclusive.

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