Problems and Solutions in Special Functions

Sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Room: Sidney Smith 2117

Problems sections in journals such as SIAM Review and the American Mathematical Monthly have been responsible for attracting many young people to the mathematical profession, by providing them with concrete and significant problems they can attack directly. Furthermore, problem sections have traditionally been influential in advancing mathematical research. At this time, when the SIAM Review problem section is moving to the World Wide Web, it is appropriate to assess the history and impact of the problems sections, and their future evolution.

Organizers: Willard Miller, Jr.
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Martin E Muldoon
York University, North York, Canada
10:30 Special Function Problems in the SIREV Problems and Solutions Section, a Retrospective
Cecil C. Rousseau, University of Memphis
11:00 Remarks on the SIAM Review Problem Section
Otto G. Ruehr, Michigan Technological University
11:30 Problem Sections: Past, Present and Future
Willard Miller, Jr., Organizer
12:00 Open Discussion

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