Books: African Americans in Mathematics I, II

African Americans in Mathematics (1996) and African Americans in Mathematics II (1999) are two books that contain mathematics research articles, graduate student tutorials, history articles, and sociological articles are connected with the Conferences for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences (see CAARMS). There are reviews of these books here (AAM1) and here (AAM2). Note African Americans in Mathematics should appear in 2000.

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On this web page I list the table of contents of these books.

African Americans in Mathematics

African Americans in Mathematics II

African Americans in Mathematics III

African Americans in Mathematics

The first section of this book contains eight of the invited research talks:

1. Chain decomposition theorems for ordered sets and other musings by Jonathan David Farley of MSRI and Vanderbilt University.
2. Unimodality and the independent set numbers of matroids by Carolyn R. Mahoney.
3. On achieving channels in a bipolar game by Curtis Clark of Morehouse College.
4. Discrete approximation of invariant measures for multidimensional maps by Walter M. Miller of Howard University.
5. Some numerical methods for a maximum entropy problem by Nathaniel Whittaker of the University of Massachusetts.
6. Hydrodynamic stability, differential operators and spectral theory by Isom Herron of Rennselear Polytechnic Institute.
7.The role of Selberg's trace formula in the computation of Casmir energy for certain Clifford-Klein space-times by Floyd L. Williams of the University of Massachusetts.
8. Some dynamics on the irrationals by Scott W. Williams of the State University of New York, Buffalo.

In the second section are contained seven papers by students that were included in the Poster Presentation session of CAARMS2:

1. Finding elliptic curves defined over Q of high rank by Garikai Campbell.
2. Symplectic matrix structure in numerical integration by Michael Keeve of Georgia Institute of Technology.
3. A numerical algorithm for the computation of invariant circles by Kossi Edoh of Simon Fraser University.
4. Classification of nilpotent orbits in symmetric spaces by Alfred G. Noel of Northeastern University.
5. Evaluating texture measures for low-level features in color images of human skin by Kori E. Needham of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
6. Lattice paths and RNA secondary structures by Asamoah Nkwanta of Howard University.
7. Nuprl as a concurrent interactive theorem prover by Roderick Moten of Cornell University.

The material in the third section, of interest to a more general audience, contains

1. Yesterday, today and tomorrow by Lee Lorch of York University,
2. The Challenge of Diversity by Etta Z. Falconer of Spelman College,
3. What next? A meta-history of black mathematicians by Patricia Clark Kenschaft of Montclair State University,
4. A personal history of the origins of the National Association of Mathematicians' ``Presentations by Recipients of Recent Ph. D.'s'' by Donald M. Hill of Florida A & M University
5. Dr. J. Ernest Wilkins, Jr.: The Man and his works by Nkechi Agwu of Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York and Asamoah Nkwanta of Howard University.

African Americans in Mathematics II

1. E. A. Terry -- Finite sums and products in Ramsey theory
2. P. J. Williams, A. S. El-Bakry, and R. A. Tapia -- Computing an exact solution in interior-point methods for linear programming
3. R. Moten -- Just the facts, Jack: Truths and myths of automated theorem provers
4. J. E. Brown -- On the Sendov conjecture for polynomials with real critical points
5. L. Billings, J. H. Curry, and V. Robins -- Chaos in relaxed Newton's method: The quadratic case
6. G. M. N'guerekata -- Almost automorphic functions and applications to abstract evolution equations
7. A. Fauntleroy -- Moduli of complete intersections in weighted projective spaces
8. D. R. King -- Asymptotic behavior of characters of representations of semi-simple Lie groups

Poster presentations

1. A. Nkwanta and N. Knox -- A note on Riordan matrices
2. K. Weems -- Robustness of parameter estimates in misspecified generalized linear mixed models

General interest

R. Tapia -- Contemporary national mathematics education issues and the civic mathematician
J. L. Houston -- A brief history of the National Association of Mathematicians, Inc.
S. W. Williams -- Black research mathematicians in the United States



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