The Eighty Third Annual Meeting of the Illinois Section of the Mathematical Association of America will be held April 2 and 3, 2004, at the Schaumburg campus of Roosevelt University. The campus is located at 1400 North Roosevelt Avenue in Schaumburg, Illinois.
The meeting includes addresses by Art Benjamin of Harvey Mudd College, John Birge of Northwestern University, Paul Sally of the University of Chicago, and Michael Starbird of the University of Texas at Austin. There will also be a mini-course on "How to present mathematical masterpieces to enliven all students" and an interactive session on "Using Palm PDA's in Introductory Mathematics Courses". In addition, there will be presentations from ISMAA members from around the state. Student activities include a student mathematics contest, a pizza party, and student contributed paper sessions.
Title: How to present mathematical masterpieces to enliven all
Presider: Michael Starbird, University of Texas and co-author of The Heart of Mathematics
Time: Friday, April 2, 9:00AM - 12:00PM Place: Room 314
Overview: Mathematics contains great ideas and employs powerful methods of analysis. Infinity, the fourth dimension, probability, chaos, etc. spark everyone's imagination. These mathematical ideas are culturally comparable to masterpieces of art, literature, philosophy, or science. Our challenge is to convey the genuine ideas of classical and new mathematics and the strategies of analysis that made them possible. This minicourse will allow participants to learn effective methods for bringing mathematical results and techniques to life.
Title: Problems in Mathematics from Zero to Infinity
Time: Friday, April 2, 12:45 - 1:45PM
Place: The Alumni Hall room
Abstract: In this talk I will discuss several problems which begin at a very elementary level and escalate rapidly into serious mathematics.
Title: The Mathemagics Show
Time: Friday, April 2, 7:30 - 8:30PM (Friday banquet)
Place: "The Blue Room" of the Prairie Rock Brewing Company
Abstract: Art Benjamin will demonstrate and explain how to perform rapid mental calculations and other feats of mind.
Title: Optimization Models in Financial Mathematics
Time: Saturday, April 3, 8:30 - 9:30AM
Place: The Alumni Hall room
Abstract: Advances in computation and analysis have led to significant interest in the mathematics of financial markets. The models in this area often derive from some form of optimization problem such as maximizing expected utility or minimizing expected loss. We will describe a variety of these optimization models and results that derive from duality, optimality conditions, and convexity properties. We will also discuss issues that arise when regularity and convexity conditions do not apply.
Title: Circles, Pyramids, Spheres, and Archimedes
Time: Saturday, April 3, 12:00 - 1:00PM
Place: The Alumni Hall room
Abstract: How do we discover the formulas for the areas of objects such as circles and triangles and the volumes of solids such as cones, pyramids, and spheres? In each case, an effective strategy involves dividing the object into small pieces and seeing how the small pieces can be re-assembled to produce an object whose volume or area is easier to compute. One of the most impressive of these triumphs occurred in the third century B.C., when Archimedes devised an ingenious method using levers to deduce the formula for the volume of a sphere. All these methods foreshadowed the concept of the integral.
See the final schedule (PDF) for a more detailed daily schedule of events. Also, see the abstracts page for abstracts of papers presented at concurrent sessions.
|9:00AM - 12:00PM||Mini-course with Michael Starbird (Rm 314)|
|12:45PM - 1:45PM||Plenary Talk with Paul Sally (Alumni Hall room)|
|2:00PM - 3:00PM||Concurrent sessions (Rms 312 - 314, Alumni Hall room)|
|3:15PM - 4:15PM||Concurrent sessions (Rms 312 - 313, Alumni Hall room)|
|3:15PM - 4:45PM||Student Mathematics Contest (Rm 314)|
|4:30PM - 5:30PM||Business Meeting (Alumni Hall room)|
|5:00PM - 6:30PM||Student Pizza Party (Spring Hill Suites Breakfast Room)|
|6:00PM - 9:00PM||Reception, Banquet and presentation by Art Benjamin (Prairie Rock Brewing Company)|
Book and technology vendors and snacks will be available in Rm 311 throughout the afternoon. The Prairie Rock Brewing Company is located at 1385 North Meacham Road, on the corner of Meacham and McConnor just down the street from the Roosevelt University campus.
|8:30AM - 9:30AM||Plenary Talk with John Birge (Alumni Hall)|
|9:40AM - 10:40AM||Concurrent sessions and student papers (Rms 312-314, Alumni Hall room)|
|10:50AM - 11:50AM||Concurrent sessions and student papers (Rms 312-214, Alumni Hall room)|
|12:00PM - 1:00PM||Plenary Talk with Michael Starbird (Alumni Hall room)|
|1:30PM - 3:30PM||Interactive Session with Abigail Hoit and Allen Rogers (Rm 314)|
Book and technology vendors and snacks will be available in Rm 311 throughout the morning.
The Roosevelt University-Schaumburg campus is a commuter campus. There will be NO on-campus student accomodations available. Book accomodations early to assure the ISMAA rate.
Spring Hill Suites
1550 McConnor Parkway Schaumburg, IL 60173 (847) 995-1500 $69 ISMAA rate before 3/12/04 (across from Roosevelt campus; will be hosting the student pizza party)
1100 East Higgins Road Schaumburg, IL 60173 (847) 330-0133 $79 ISMAA rate before 3/10/04
1300 East Higgins Road Schaumburg, IL 60173 (847) 619-1000 $55 ISMAA rate before 3/13/04
1725 East Algonquin Road Schaumburg, IL 60173 $79 ISMAA rate before 3/22/04
From I-90 west (toward Rockford), exit at Route 53 North. From Route 53, exit at Algonquim Road (Route 62). Turn right (west) on Algonquin and go to Meacham. Turn left (south), go over the tollway. At first light (McConnor) turn left (east) to Roosevelt Campus.
From I290/Route 53, exit at Higgins Road. Continue north along the Frontage Road to Golf Road (Route 58). Turn left (west) on Golf. First stop light on your right is McConnor Parkway. Turn right on McConnor parkway to the Roosevelt Campus.