Council for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences

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Brand new. We distribute directly for the publisher. This volume presents research and expository papers presented at the third and fifth meetings of the Council for African ... American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences (CAARMS). The CAARMS is a group dedicated to organizing an annual conference that showcases the current research primarily, but not exclusively, of African Americans in the mathematical sciences, including mathematics, operations research, statistics, and computer science. Held annually since 1995, significant numbers of researchers have presented their current work in hour-long technical presentations, and graduate students have presented their work in organized poster sessions. The events create an ideal forum for mentoring and networking where attendees can meet researchers and graduate students interested in the same fields. For volumes based on previous CAARMS proceedings, see African Americans in Mathematics II (Volume 252 in the AMS series, Contemporary Mathematics), and African Americans in Mathematics (Volume 34 in the AMS series, DIMACS). Read more Show Less

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This volume presents research and expository papers presented at the third and fifth meetings of the Council for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences (CAARMS). The CAARMS is a group dedicated to organizing an annual conference that showcases the current research primarily, but not exclusively, of African Americans in the mathematical sciences, including mathematics, operations research, statistics, and computer science. Held annually since 1995, significant numbers of researchers have presented their current work in hour-long technical presentations, and graduate students have presented their work in organized poster sessions. The events create an ideal forum for mentoring and networking where attendees can meet researchers and graduate students interested in the same fields. For volumes based on previous CAARMS proceedings, see African Americans in Mathematics II (Volume 252 in the AMS series, Contemporary Mathematics), and African Americans in Mathematics (Volume 34 in the AMS series, DIMACS).

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The June 1999 conference at the U. of Michigan showcased the current research of African American researchers in math, computer science, statistics, and operations research. The baker's dozen of contributions include research and expository papers (some being surveys of research areas for which no textbooks exist), papers on the philosophy of mathematics moving beyond the pure-applied dichotomy, and a tutorial on topology. A paper on maintenance of deteriorating machines reveals the practical debt to theoretical models of multi-state deteriorating systems. V.1 and 2 are titled . Lacks an index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Preface
A lower bound for the chromatic number of a graph 3
The fractional parts of N/K 13
Ultrafilters and Ramsey theory 33
Artin's conjecture and elliptic curves 39
Chaoticity results for "join the shortest queue" 53
Maintenance of deteriorating machines with probabilistic monitoring and silent failures 69
The application of numerical grid generation to problems in computational fluid dynamics 95
The elementary residual method 107
The response of the upper ocean to surface buoyancy forcing: A characteristic solution to wave propagation 117
An overview of integro-differential equations and variational Lyapunov method 129
The art of mathematics 139
Mathematics is four dimensional 147
Compact! A tutorial 161
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