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Book DetailsDIMACS  Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer ScienceVolume: 34; 1997; 205 ppMSC: Primary 00; 01
This volume contains research and expository papers by AfricanAmerican mathematicians on issues related to their involvement in the mathematical sciences. Little is known, taught, or written about AfricanAmerican 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 AfricanAmerican mathematicians.
 Accomplishments of AfricanAmerican researchers in the mathematical sciences.
 Articles that explore issues important to the AfricanAmerican community and to the mathematics community as a whole.
 Inspiration for AfricanAmerican students who wish to pursue advancement in the mathematical sciences.
Copublished with the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science beginning with Volume 8. Volumes 1–7 were copublished with the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM).
ReadershipGraduate students, historians, sociologists, mathematical policymakers, and research mathematicians.

Table of Contents

Part I. Invited research talks.

Chain decomposition theorems for ordered sets and other musings

Unimodality and the independent set numbers of matroids

On achieving channels in a bipolar game

Discrete approximation of invariant measures for multidimensional maps

Some numerical methods for a maximum entropy problem

Hydrodynamic stability, differential operators and spectral theory

The role of Selberg’s trace formula in the computation of Casimir energy for certain CliffordKlein spacetimes

Some dynamics on the irrationals

Part II. Poster presentations.

Finding elliptic curves defined over $Q$ of high rank

Symplectic matrix structure in numerical integration

A numerical algorithm for the computation of invariant circles

Classification of nilpotent orbits in symmetric spaces

Evaluation texture measures for lowlevel features in color images of human skin

Lattice paths and RNA secondary structures

Nuprl as a concurrent interactive theorem prover

Part III. Historical articles.

Yesterday, today and tomorrow

The challenge of diversity

What next? A metahistory of black mathematicians

A personal history of the origins of the National Association of Mathematicians’ "Presentations by Recipients of Recent Ph.D.’s"

Dr. J. Ernest Wilkins, Jr.: The man and his works


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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 AfricanAmerican researchers and graduate students in the mathematical sciences. This organization became known as the Conference for AfricanAmerican 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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This volume contains research and expository papers by AfricanAmerican mathematicians on issues related to their involvement in the mathematical sciences. Little is known, taught, or written about AfricanAmerican 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 AfricanAmerican mathematicians.
 Accomplishments of AfricanAmerican researchers in the mathematical sciences.
 Articles that explore issues important to the AfricanAmerican community and to the mathematics community as a whole.
 Inspiration for AfricanAmerican students who wish to pursue advancement in the mathematical sciences.
Copublished with the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science beginning with Volume 8. Volumes 1–7 were copublished with the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM).
Graduate students, historians, sociologists, mathematical policymakers, and research mathematicians.

Part I. Invited research talks.

Chain decomposition theorems for ordered sets and other musings

Unimodality and the independent set numbers of matroids

On achieving channels in a bipolar game

Discrete approximation of invariant measures for multidimensional maps

Some numerical methods for a maximum entropy problem

Hydrodynamic stability, differential operators and spectral theory

The role of Selberg’s trace formula in the computation of Casimir energy for certain CliffordKlein spacetimes

Some dynamics on the irrationals

Part II. Poster presentations.

Finding elliptic curves defined over $Q$ of high rank

Symplectic matrix structure in numerical integration

A numerical algorithm for the computation of invariant circles

Classification of nilpotent orbits in symmetric spaces

Evaluation texture measures for lowlevel features in color images of human skin

Lattice paths and RNA secondary structures

Nuprl as a concurrent interactive theorem prover

Part III. Historical articles.

Yesterday, today and tomorrow

The challenge of diversity

What next? A metahistory of black mathematicians

A personal history of the origins of the National Association of Mathematicians’ "Presentations by Recipients of Recent Ph.D.’s"

Dr. J. Ernest Wilkins, Jr.: The man and his works

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 AfricanAmerican researchers and graduate students in the mathematical sciences. This organization became known as the Conference for AfricanAmerican 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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