
Talks Given at Section Meetings, 19972006
Section Meeting 158: College of William and Mary, April 1819, 1997
Invited Addresses
 Character Driven Mathematics: The Making of Toy Story
Brian Rosen, Pixar Corporation
 Interactive Geometry and Calculus on the Internet
Thomas Banchoff, Brown University
Workshop
Teaching Calculus with the TI92
Craig Bailey, U.S. Naval Academy
Papers
 A Dialectical Approach to the Concept of Number Foundations of Mathematics
llhan A. Izmirli, Strayer College
 A StudentLed Seminar in the History of Mathematics
Betty Mayfield, Hood College
 Enumerative Combinatorics, Riordan Group and Generating Functions
Asamoah Kwanta, Morgan State University
 Symmetry and Beauty in Math and Physics
George DeRise, Thomas Nelson Community College
 Abel and Galois  Shared Dreams, Shared Disappointments
Theresa Francis, Mount St. Mary's College
 Generalized Repunits and Presumed Primes: An Exploration
Robert Grafton, National Science Foundation
 Maximum Determinant of (0,1) Matrices with Certain Constant Row and Column Sums
Shaun Fallat, College of William and Mary
 Traveling Wave Solutions to a Modified LotkaVolterra System for Spatially Stratefied Models for the Spread of Tumors
Kim Yvette Ward, Old Dominion University
 Fear of Flying: Interdisciplinary Mathematics for NonScience Students
George Rublein, The College of William and Mary
 Teaching Calculus with the Tl92 Calculator
Craig Bailey, U.S. Naval Academy
 A Rule of Five
Steven M. Hetzler and Robert M. Tardiff, Salisbury State University
 Linear Independence in Sets and Sequences
William Wardlaw, U.S. Naval Academy
 Ranks of Toeplitz Matrices over Finite Fields
Geoffrey Price, U.S. Naval Academy
 Fourier: A Crisis in Analysis
Lyn Geisler, RandolphMacon College
 A Combinatoric Identity with an Algebraic Proof
Peter Kohn, James Madison University
 PostSurgical Passive Response of Local Environment to Primary Tumor Removal
Carryn Bellomo, Old Dominion University
 Dances with Agents
Vojislav Stojkovic, Morgan State University
 Teaching Mathematics at Kenyatta University
Dipa Choudhury, Loyola College
 Introducing a Math Modeling Course: Thoughts from a Newcomer
Brian Bradie, Christopher Newport University
 Analytic Functions, Series
James Coughlin, Towson State University
 The Notion of Type, as Regards Certain Geometric Limits
Peter Mercer, St. Mary's College of Maryland
 CatastropheTheoretic Description of Rapid Metastatic Growth
John A. Adam, Old Dominion University
 Construction of Haddamard Difference Sets
Roni Ellington, Morgan State University
 Mathematical Techniques for Computer Graphics
Ahlam Tannouri, Morgan State University
 Toward the Real World: Showing Technology as a Tool
Brian Bradie, Christopher Newport University
Student Presentations
 Footprint of Field Lines in SingleNull Divertor Tokamah with Dipole Perturbations Using the Method of Maps
Joni D. Burton, Hampton University
 Mathematical Modeling of Simple Quantum Mechanical Interactions
Christopher St. Jean, RandolphMacon College
 Why Three Geometric Constructions Cannot be Performed Using Ruler and Compass Methods
Julie Jones, RandolphMacon College
 Magical Turtles and Magic Squares
Izzy Kyle, Hood College
 Computer Applications for a MacLaurinPicard Theorem for PDEs
Henry D. Herr, James Madison University
 Modeling Shear in a Magnetically Confined Plasma
Franklin Jones, Hampton University
 Hamilton Circuits
Nikki J. Thompson
 The Survival of Chesapeake Bay: A Mathematical Study
Kim Kline and Beth Stockslager, Hood College
 Exploring Fuzzy Regression Analysis
Laura J. Jacobsen, Roanoke College
 Yosemite Expedition: A Calculus Project
Aba Blankson, Anne HambrickStowe, and Heather Graves, Hood College
 Implication and Analysis of an Algorithm by Xia
Michelle Donalies, Hampton University
Section Meeting 159: Mount St. Mary's College, November 2122, 1997
Invited Addresses
Visualisation and Modeling in the Differential Equations Course
Robert Borrelli, Harvey Mudd College
Workshops
 The Mathematics of the Perfect Shuffling
Brent Morris, National Security Agency
 Visualisation and Modeling in the Differential Equations Course
Robert Borrelli, Harvey Mudd College
Papers
 Data Analysis and Mathematical Modeling in Calculus using the Tl92
Jeffrey L.Sielman, Roanoke College
 Project Next: A national Description and sectional Discussion
Lester Coyle, Loyola College in Maryland
 A Maple Representaion of Artinian Braid Groups
John Armstrong, UMBC/UMCP
 A Special Combinatorial Decomposition of Chinese Characters
Michael E. McDaniel, St. Mary's College of Maryland
 Foundation of Mathematics: Pythagorean Synthesis and Irrational Numbers
Ilhan A.lzmiri, Strayer College
 An Exploration of Difficulties in Solving Calculus Word Problems
Atma R. Sahu, Coppin State College
 Mathematical Cosmology: How to Spice Up Your Lectures
George Derise, Thomas Nelson Community College
 Small Computer Software for Hand Calculations in Elementary Group Theory
Paul G. Glenn, Catholic University of America
 A King and Three Wise MenMultiAgent Reasoning with Belief Context
Vojislav Stojkovich, Morgan State University
 Transmissions in TWDM Communication Network
Andrew D. Oh, St. Mary's College of Maryland
 Calculus Project on TI92
Roland Minton, Roanoke College
 Statistical Analysis of Students Evaluations of Faculty
Thomas Jack, Shepherd College, WV
 Easily Implemented Binary Burst Error Correcting Codes
George Mackiw, Loyola College in Maryland
 The Solution to Hypersingular Integral Equations in Acoustics and Fracture Mechanics
Richard St.John, Old Dominion University
 The Mathematics of Rubic Cube
David Joyner, U.S. Naval Academy
 Some Changes Nationally in Mathematics Courses for Liberal Arts Majors
Helen Christensen, RSM, Loyola College in Maryland
 An Alternative Algebra Course
Tom Fanney and Denise Wilkinson, Virginia Wesleyan College
 Integration and the Elliptic Integral
James Coughlin, Towson State University
 The Arabian Contribution to the Development of Algebra
Ahlam ElHage Tannouri, Morgan State University
 Individualized Testing in Finite Mathematics
Francoise Nelles, Shepherd College, WV
 Sequenceable Groups and Latin Squares
Michael J. Caufield, Glenville State College, WV
 Three Models from Baseball with Elementary Mathematical Solutions and a Model Beginning to be Made
George Edgar Parker, James Madison University
 Differential Equation Reform: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Lyn Geisler, RandolphMacon College
Student Presentations
 Latin Squares
Sung Hee Cho, Georgetown University
 Why Do We Need Spanning Trees?
Devika Cbawala, Georgetown University
Section Meeting 160: Virginia State University, April 1718, 1998
Invited Addresses
 Innovative Expeiments in Mathematics and Beyond…and how I survived them
Edward Burger, Williams College
 Juggling Permutations of the Integers
Ronald Graham, AT&T Labs Research
Papers
 Bifurcational Tournament SquareRoot Graphs
Raymond Pletcher III, Virginia State University
 Student SelfAssessment and Portfolios in Undergraduate Mathematics Classes
Lyn Stallings, American University
 Newton's Arithmatica Universalis
Rebecca.Berg , Bowie State University
 A General ODE and PDE Solver Using Picard's Method
James Money, James Madison University
 A Set Point Based Dieting Model
Frank Kozusko, Hampton University
 Reinforcing Core Curricular Concepts
Dave Pruett and Cater Lyons, James Madison University
 New Proofs of Some Classical Inequalities
Hongwei Chen, Christopher Newport University
 Solving Cubics and Quartics by Completing the Circulant
Dan Kalman, American University
 Small Divisors: Some Number Theory Every Analyst Should Know
Lyn Geisler II, RandolphMacon College
 Matrix Completions over Principal Ideal Domain and Good Matrices
William P. Wardlaw, U.S. Naval Academy
 LARGE Complex Mappings from an Evolutionary Viewpoint'
Stephen D. Casey, American University
 Interactive Components for Upper Level Math Courses
Theresa Francis, Mount Saint Mary's College
 Lattice Paths, Generating Functions and the Fibonacci Numbers
Asamoah Nkwanta, Morgan State University
 Trees, Fertility Rate, and Population
Mohammad Moazzam , Salisbury State University
 Algebraic Bisections of 3Regular Graphs
Fabio Guerinoni, Virginia State University
 Bounds on the Size of Critical EdgeChromatic Graphs
Dawit Haile, Virginia State University
 Properties of Means of FirstPassage Times in Percolation Theory
John C. Wiemar, John Hopkins University
 On Some Mathematical Properties of the Pyramid of Cheops
Ilhan lzrnirli, Strayer College
Student Presentations
 Bicycle Tournament SquareRoot Graphs
Shawn Bruce, Virginia State University
 A Descriptive Study of Student and Teacher Attitudes Toward Mathematics'
Belicia Bradley, Hampton lJniversity
 Linear Algebra and MATLAB
Henry W Faxon, Bowie University
 Exploration of Chaos and Heart Rhythms
Lincoln E. Haughton, Hampton University
 Some Applications of Iterative Methods
Kanchan Basnyat, Bowie,State University
 Partitions of the EdgeSet of a Graph into Trees
Navin Vembar, The George Washington University
 Digital SignaJ Processing and Number Theory
Terrance Moore, American University
 Useful Strategies in Mathematical Optimization Modeling
Kendra Taylor, Hampton University
 SelfSimilar Tilings
Thomas L. Fitzkee, The George Washington University
 Fun Math Projects for a Rainy Day
John Kasprzak, St Mary's College of Maryland
 An Introduction to Fractal Geometry: It's Fractually Everywhere!!
Rebecca Torrey and Keith McCarron, American University
 Statistical Analysis of an Industrial Fermentation Reactor
Erin A. Wilson, Hampton University
 Two Interesting Topologies on R2
Eric Moshier, James Madison University
 Synchronous Fireflies: A Discrete Mathematical Model
Jesica Lawson, Ronald Walsh, Christian Benjarnin, John Kasprzak and Wendy Utz
St. Mary's College of Maryland
 The Trouble with Easy Teachers
Modeling Competition in Mathematics Meritorious Award
Jonathan Triplett & Daniel Kelly, Loyola College in Maryland
 DareToLearn™
Modeling Competition in Mathematics Meritorious Award
David Rush, Daniel Showalter, and Bantisossen Ycmane, Eastern Mennonite University
 ABCDEF: A Solution to Grade Inflation
Modeling Competition in Mathematics Meritorious Award
Kelly Hiltner , Mark Shipley, and Christian Wilson, Mount St. Mary's College
 ABC's Top List
Modeling Competition in Mathematics Meritorious Award
Aimee B. Cmar and Michael D. Weber, College of William and Mary
 Modeling Competition in Mathematics Meritorious Award
Salisbury State University
Section Meeting 161: Towson University, November 1314, 1998
Invited Addresses
 3Dimensional Graphics and Geometry on the Desktop
James White, Mathwright Library
 Wavelets and Applications
John Benedetto, University of Maryland
Invited Lecture for Undergraduate Students
Web, Sieves, and Money: Number Theory's Rubber Hits the Iway Road
J. Kevin Colligan, National Security Agency
Workshop
 Portfolio and Rubric Assessment in Mathematics Classes
Lyn Stallings, American University
 The New Mathright Library
James White, Mathwright Library
Papers
 Mathematical Sciences During the Byzantine Empire
Ilhan A. Izmirli, Strayer College
 The Reversing Symmetry Group in a First Course in Group Theory
Geoffery R. Goodson, Towson University
 A Generalization of the Natural Logarithm
Dan Kalman, American University
 Computers and the Egyptian Process of Duplation and Mediation
Ahlam Tanouri, Moragan State University
 A PascalLike Pyramid
Robert Hanson, James Madison University
 Tabular Model, Fertility Rate, and Human Population Growth
Mohammad Moazzam, Salisbury State University
 Multigrid Methods in Fortran 90
Paul Dostert, James Madison University
 Using Computer Graphics to Investigate Group Structure
Michael J. Bardzell and Kathleen M. Shannon, Salisbury State University
 Down 4 With a Minute to Play
G. Edgar Parker, James Madison University
 Visualizing Complex Mappings From an Evolutionary Point of View
Stephen Casey, Keith McCarron, and Rebecca Torrey; American University
 Design of a Readings in Mathematics Course
George Piegari, Virginia Military Institute
 Fast Calculations of Invariant Factors over a Principal Ideal Domain
Peter M. Joyce and Nilotpal Ghosh, Catonsville Community College
 Renewal Models for Genetic Recombination
John Nolan, American University
 Introducing Infinite Series Via the St. Petersburg Paradox
Lester Coyle, Loyola College in Maryland
 Project NExT: Discussions Via email
Jacquelin Anderson Hall, Longwood College
 Super Algebras
George De Rise, Thomas Nelson Community College
 Global Behavior of Some Discrete Epidemic Models
Parviz Khalili, Christopher Newport University
Section Meeting 162: James Madison University, April 910, 1999
Invited Addresses
 Women in Mathematics: Reality and Myths
Anita Solow, RandolphMacon Women's College
 Mathematical Vignettes from Cambridge University
James Tattersal, Providence College
 The Birth of Molecular Computation
Harel Barzilai, Lynchburg College
Workshop
Applications for Lower Level College Mathematics
James Sandefur, Georgetown University
Papers
 A Year Sequence in Undergraduate Mathematical Modeling at JMU
James Sochacki, James Madison University
 Using Math Forum's Problem of the Week in a General Education Mathematics Course for College Students
Jeanne Fitzgerald, James Madison University
 Fixed and Rotating Frames of Reference
John Marnfino, James Madison University
 Experiences with a Combined Linear AlgebraDifferential Equations Course
Gary L. Peterson, James Madison University
 An Exploration of the Musical Pitch Class Group
Leonard VanWyk, James Madison University
 On Mathieu's Inequality
Hongwei Chen, Christopher Newport University
 A Coherent Survey Course in College Geometry
Robb T. Koether, HampdenSydney College
 Recognizing and Developing your Students' Mathematical Sophistication
Gideon Weinstein, American University
 Sums of Integer Powers: A Combinatorial Approach
George Mackiw, Loyola College in Maryland
 Using Mathcad to Determine Quantum Numbers
Theresa A. Francis, Mount St. Mary's College
 Mathematical Aspects of Music, Part I
Ilhan Izmirli, Strayer University
 A MultiType Percolation Model
John C. Wierman, Johns Hopkins University
 A Mathematical Exploration of the History of the Human Population
Lyn Geissler III, RandolphMacon College
 Hot Topics Course for High School Students
George DeRise, Thomas Nelson Community College
 Minimal Relative Separators for Chordal Graphs
Dawit Haile, Virginia State University
 Visualizing Gaussian Elimination
Daniel F. Symancyk, Anne Arundel Community College
 3d Visualization of Mathematical Functions Using the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML)
Bonita V. Saunders, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
 The Goldberg Method for Solving Problems in Probability and Statistics
Lee May. Salisbury State University
 How Can Schools Meet the NCTM Standards for K12 Mathematics?
C. Wayne Patty, Virginia Tech University
 PseudoConjugacy in Finite Groups
G. Edgar Parker, James Madison University
 Using Concepts from Logic to Solve Systems of Nonlinear Equations
Richard Maruszewski, U.S. Naval Academy
 Abraham De Moivre's "The Doctrine of Chances"
Christopher E. Barat, Virginia State University
 The Clairault Equation
James P. Coughlin, Towson University
MAA Student Chapters Conference
 Keynote Speaker
Touring a Torus
Joseph Gallian, University of Minnesota Duluth
 Student Presentations
 Poster Session
 Panel Discussions
 Careers in the Mathematical Sciences
 Graduate Programs in Mathematics
Section Meeting 163: Loyola College in Maryland, Fall, 1999
 Project 2061 and Mathematics Instruction in Middle School and High School
George Nelson, American Association for the Advancement of Science
 Combinatorial Aspects of Convex Polytopes
Rodica Simion, George Washington University
 Love Letters, M & M's and Circe's Cave
Bud Brown, Virginia Tech
Workshop
Complex Mappings From an Evolutionary Viewpoint (A New Way to See Some Classical Mathematics)
Dan K. Bell, Tiffin University
Stephen D. Casey, American University
Section Meeting 164: Bowie State University, April 2829, 2000
Invited Addresses
 The History of Mathematics in Color
John W. Alexander, Jr., Spelman College
 Mathematics Magazine Morsels
Paul Zorn, St. Olaf College
 The Fractional Parts of n/k
Melvin R. Currie, National Security Agency
Workshop
History of Mathematics in Mathematics Courses
Victor Katz, University of the District of Columbia and Rebecca Berg, Bowie State University
Papers
 New Results on Univalent Functions and Their Applications to Complementarity Theory
Roman Sznajder, Bowie State University
 Minimal Vertex Separators of Chordal Graphs
Dawit Haile, Virginia State University
 An Elementary School Approach to the 16 Puzzle
William Wardlaw, U.S. Naval Academy
 An Automorphism Theorem for Bipermutational Tournament Squareroot Graphs
Raymond R. Fletcher Ill, Virginia State University
 A User Model for Internet Based Intelligent Tutoring System
Jan Smid, Morgan State University
 Magic Squares, Finite Geometries and Points of Inflection on Elliptic Curves
Ezra Brown, Virginia Tech
 Principle Learning and Theorem Building Process of Integrating Polynomials in Csc x and Cot x
Atma Sahu, Coppin State College
 Mathematics of Cspaces
Ilhan M. lzmirli, Strayer University
 Fair Cake Cutting After Su
William Traves, US Naval Academy
 Using the Washington Post to Teach an Introductory Statistics Course
Stephanie Cawthorne, Marymount University
 Is There a "Right" Way to Teach Girls Math? Feminist Pedagogy and Curricular Reform
Betty Mayfield, Hood College
Student Presentations
 If Pascal Had a Computer  a DoItYourself Guide to the Problem of the Points
Thaddeus Selden, RandolphMacon College
 The Hill Estimator and Heavy Tailed Models
Bashir M. Dwei, American University
 Shrewd ShannonType Sampling Via Number Theoretic Trickery
Terrence Moore, American University
 Interfering with Interference
Thaddeus Selden and Neil Bridge, RandolphMacon College
 Continuous motion of Displaced Coordinate Frames
Keith McCarron and Becci Torre, American University
 A Random Regression Model Explored
Michela Barba, American University
 An Exploration of a TypeB Tamari Poset
Nirit Sandman, George Washington University
 Mathematics on the Web
Conrad Lotze, American University
 How Likely is a Fifth Degree Polynomial to be Symmetric about a Point?
Bradford Abbot and Parviz Khalili, Christopher Newport University
 Controlling Air Traffic
Mathematical Contest in Modeling Outstanding Award
Finale Doshi, Rebecca Lessem, David Mooney; Virginia Governor's School, Richmond
Section Meeting 164: American University, November 1718, 2000
Invited Addresses
 War and the Weather: Notes on the Life and Mathematics of Lewis Fry Richardson
Brian Hayes, Author and Writer on Mathematics and Related Subjects
 Double Soap Bubbles
Frank Morgan, Williams College
 A Sabbatical Adventure
Sonja Sandberg, Framingham State College
 Mathematics in Theoretical Computer Science
William Gasarch, University of Maryland
Workshop
Mathwright Workshop
Dan Kalman, American University
Papers
 Encouraging an Enjoyment of Mathematics Through Reading
Susan Schwartz Wildstrom, Walt Whitman High School, Montgomery County, MD
 Why The 9Point Circle Should Be Called The 12Point Circle
Fat Lam, Gallaudet University
 Shapes That Do Well in The Covering Problem
TzongYow Lee, Maryland, College Park
 A Math Professor Attends a Physics Conference
George DeRise, Thomas Nelson Community College
 Data Transmissions In Wavelength Network
Andrew D. Oh, St. Mary's College of Maryland
 An Interesting Binary Operation on p Symbols with an Application to Sequences
Richard McCoart, Loyola College in Maryland
 Sequentially functionally compact and sequentially Ccompact spaces
Bhamini M. P. Nayar, Morgan State University
 Orienting a Scribble
Gary D. Knott, Civilized Software, Inc.
 Using Collaborative Learning to Foster Competition
G. Edgar Parker, James Madison University
 Mathematics and New Technology
Reza Sarhangi, Towson University
 Proofs and Their Theorems
T. Hoy Booker, American University
 Lowest Terms Revisited
Carter Lyons, James Madison University, and Larry Robinson, University of Toledo
 Fractals & Music
Ilhan M. Izmirli, Strayer University
 Sampling Theory and the Residue Calculus: What did Cauchy Really Know?
Stephen Casey, American University
 Cell Suppression using Linear Programming: A Disclosure Limitation Technique for Data Tables
Paul B. Massell, Statistical Research Division, U.S. Census Bureau
 Hit Counting Algorithms for 2D Cellular Automata
Brian Guarraci (student) and Michael Bardzell, Salisbury State University
 Color graphs of complex functions: math, art, both, or neither
Larry Crone, American University
 Computer Laboratory Based Calculus Using Excel and Mathematica
Laura Spielman, Virginia Tech
 Marden's theorem on the roots of a complex cubic
Dan Kalman, American University
 Weaving Paper Polyhedra
James V. Blowers, US Army Combined Arms Support Command
 Creating Interactive Java Applets without Knowing Java
Kevin Peterson, Lynchburg College
 Home run Hitting and Halley
Howard L. Penn, U.S. Naval Academy
 A Carothers Projection of the 3Body Problem
Steve Penny, James Madison University
 What is the rank of a matrix over a commutative ring?
William P. Wardlaw, U. S. Naval Academy
Student Papers
 Online Mathematics Tutoring
Conrad Lotze, American University
 Singular Points of Polynomial Equations
Merle D. Zimmermann, Montgomery College (Rockville)
 Summer Math Camp Growing Pains
Deborah Lynn Gochenaur, Messiah College
Section Meeting 165: Virginia Military Institute, April 2021, 2001
Invited Addresses
 The Case of the Conjecture Slain by a Deck of Cards (Borsuk's Conjecture)
Robert Mena, California State University, Long Beach and the National Science Foundation
 Using Rubrics and Reflection in Mathematics Courses
Lyn Stallings, American University
 Comfortably Injecting the Learning of Writing into the Teaching of Mathematics
Timothy Law Snyder, Department of Computer Science, Georgetown University
 An Overview of Quantum Computation: Concept and Intuition
Samuel J. Lomonaco, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Workshop
Grant Writing Workshop
Papers
 Elliptic Curves, Doughnuts, and 49/20
Ezra Brown, Virginia Tech
 Undergraduate Computational Science Via Computational Fluid Dynamics
Dave Pruett, Jim Sochacki, James Madison University
 Getting The Most Out Of Histograms In Basic Stat
Alexander White, American University
 Linear Fractional Transforms With Integer Coefficients
Gregory Dresden, Washington & Lee University
 (A) Surprising Sequence(s)
Gordon Williams, VMI
 A Stochastic Cellular Automata for ThreeColoring Penrose Tiles
Mark McClure, UNC at Asheville
 A Problem of Kaplansky
William P. Wardlaw, U. S. Naval Academy
 First Return Limiting Processes: A Little Information Goes A Long Way
Michael J. Evans, Washington and Lee University
 Generalizations of the Concept of State
Andrew Vogt, Georgetown University
 Three Parabola Problems and Some Historical Notes
Parviz Khalili, Christopher Newport University
 From Discrete Least Squares Approximation to Data Smoothing: The Path Less Traveled
Robert P. Bennell, Virginia Military Institute
 Merlot: Online Teaching and Learning Resources
Kevin Peterson, Lynchburg College
 Orientations of 5WheelFree Graphs To Avoid Having An S3 Minor
Glenn Berman, Lynchburg College
 The Mathematics of GPS
Craig Bailey, U S Naval Academy
Student Papers
 A Mathematical Model of a Storm Evacuation Plan for the South Carolina Coast
Jonathan Charlesworth, Finale Doshi, and Joseph Gonzalez, Governor's School, Richmond, VA
COMAP Outstanding Winner Award
 EVADE'M: Emergency Ventilation Adaptive Dynamic Evacuation Method
Robert Knapik, Timothy Myers, and Eugene Kitamura, James Madison University
COMAP Meritorious Award
 Hurricane Evacuation Plans for Coastal South Carolina Counties
Tony Kirilusha, Jonathan Robbins, Adam Weaver, University of Richmond
COMAP Meritorious Award
 To Disk Or Not To Disk
Daniel Robinson, Florin Nedelciuc, Justin Lacy, James Madison University
COMAP Meritorious Award
 Winnie the Pooh and Elections Too: A Look at Voting Theory
Amanda Tracey, Hood College
 A Coloring Problem
Adrien Treuille, Georgetown University
 Meetin' in the City of New Orleans: An Undergraduates View of the 2001 Joint Meetings
Amanda Tracey, Jennifer Webb, Laura Pugh, Hood College
 Generating Bandt's Aperiodic Mixed SelfSimilar Fractiles and Their Boundaries
Dominic Braun, UNC at Asheville
 Modeling Animal Behavior
Michael Gwinn, Georgetown University
 Normal Matrices and Polar Decompositions in Indefinite Inner Products
Patrick Meade, College of William & Mary
 Using Maple for Solving Fluid Dynamics Models
Kendrick D. Smith, Hampton University (grad student)
 CS/Math Project: gtk/OpenGL interactive 1st Order ODE Solver
Amy Pollard, St. Mary's College of Maryland
 On A Variation of the LotkaVolterva PreyPredator Model
Danielle Boyd, Morgan State University
 Multiplicative Generation of Integral Matrices via Elementary Bidiagonal Matrices
Charles R. Johnson, Dani N. Machado, and Patrick X. Rault, College of William and Mary
 Can You Follow Our Train of Thought? Analyzing the Effects Of A Railroad Crossing On Traffic Flow
Nancy Nichols and Tonya Kim, RandolphMacon College
Invited Addresses
 Effective 3D Visualizations for the NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions Project
Bonita Saunders, NIST
 Diophantus and Fermat
Larry Washington, University of Maryland
 Polynomial Equations and Circulant Matrices
Dan Kalman, American University
Papers
 A Structure Theory for Central Digraphs with Nontrivial Homomorphic Image
Ray Fletcher, Virginia State
 Reviews of Calculus Reform
Roland Minton, Roanoke College
 Latitude and Longitude on an Ellipsoidal Earth
Craig Bailey, U.S. Naval Academy
 What happens when teachers create activities to improve geometrical visualization skills of middle school students?
Judy Kidd and Jeanne Fitzgerald, James Madison University
 FIBER BUNDLES; the MATH, the PHYSICS
George DeRise, Thomas Nelson Community College
 Invariance Vectors in Music
Ilhan M. Izmirli, Strayer University
 Seven and Seventeen Sided Polygons
Lincoln E. Bragg
 The Elliptic Curve Attack on RSA Encryption
William N. Traves, U.S. Naval Academy
 A Theorem on Slopes and an Application
Fat C. Lam, Gallaudet
 Quantitative Literacy: National and Local Perspectives
Caren L. Diefenderfer, Hollins University
 Visual Comprehension Skills of Incoming Calculus and Applied Calculus Students
Alexander White, American University
 Factoring Polynomials with Matrices
William P. Wardlaw, U.S. Naval Academy
 The Completely Positive and Doubly Nonnegative Completion Problems
John H. Drew, College of William & Mary
 Teaching Calculus Using Geometer's Sketchpad
Kevin Peterson, Lynchburg College
 Matrix Patterns and Line Sums
David Stanford, College of William and Mary
Graduate Student Papers
 Calculus on the Heisenberg Group as Applied to the Pompeiu and Morera Problems with Moments
Wayne M. Eby, University of Maryland, Laguerre
 The Dimension of the Human Genome
William Ott, University of Maryland
 The Center For Nondegenerate Quadratic Jordan Algebras
Bernard Fulgham, University of Virginia
 Christopher Hammond, University of Virginia
Compactness of the Inclusion Map between Bergman Spaces
 Using Flexible Galerkin Methods to Investigate Error Behavior in Discontinuous Galerkin Methods
Chris Massey, Virginia Tech
 Group Product Cellular Automata
David Ferguson, Virginia Tech
 The Ring of Fractions of a Quadratic Jordan Algebra
Jim Bowling, University of Virginia
Section Meeting 168: St. Mary's College of Maryland, April 1213, 2002
Invited Addresses
 On the Teeth of Wheels: A Story about a Clockmaker, a Number Theorist and a Reward of $2.56
Brian Hayes, American Scientist Magazine
 Geometrical Puppetshows: Realtime Interactive Computer Animation
George Francis, University of Illinois
Panel Discussion
Panel on Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
Organized by Caren Diefenderfer and Trish Hammer of Hollins University, with Christina Salowey, (Classical Studies) and Andre Spies (History) also from Hollins.
Papers
 Extending the Error Correcting Capabilities of the ISBN Code
Aileen Cuddy and George Mackiw, Loyola College of Maryland
 Matrix Factorization
Dipa Choudhury, Loyola College of Maryland
 Some Issues in Teaching Mathematics to Prospective Elementary and Middle School Teachers
G. Edgar Parker, James Madison University
 Square Roots from 1;24,51,10 to Dan Shanks
Ezra Brown, Virginia Tech
 Factoring Polynomials with Matrices
William P. Wardlaw, U. S. Naval Academy
 Problems from the History of Probability
Karen Z. Benbury, Bowie State University
 Interactive Web Based Labs for the U.S. Naval Academy — Real World Applications Designed with Java for the 3semester Calculus Sequence
Carol G. Crawford and Mark D. Meyerson, U. S. Naval Academy
 Concerning the Redesign of Baseball's Postseason Playoff Format
James Case, Consultant
 Logical Puzzles in Prolog
Mihaela Malita, St. Mary's College of Maryland
 Online Math Tutoring
Conrad Lotze, Towson University
 Revisiting the History of Mathematics in a Computer Science perspective. A Case Study
Gheorghe Stefan, St. Mary's College of Maryland
 Burnside obstraction to the MontesinosNakanishi 3move conjecture
Mieczyslaw K. Dabkowski, George Washington University
 Two Dimensional Arrays of Pitch Classes
Ilhan M. Izmirli, Strayer University
 Quantitative Literacy at William and Mary
George Rublein, William and Mary
Student Papers
 Asymptotic Analysis of an Inward Point Load Acting on a Half Space: a nonlinearly elastic nearload model
Mary R. Lee, James Madison University
 Cwatsets and TwoDimensional Cell Complexes
J. Brandon Coates, HampdenSydney College
 Regular Polytopes in Four Dimensions
Kevin Beanland, St. Mary's College of Maryland
 The Modified Picard Method for Singular Problems
Kelly I. Dickson, James Madison University
 Ceva's Theorem and Its Applications
Mihaela Guberovic, Virginia Military Institute
 Multiplicative Generation of Integral Matrices via Elementary Bidiagonal Matrices
Danilo N. Machado*, Charles R. Johnson, Patrick X. Rault, William and Mary
 Math Model of Airflow Propagation through NonUniform Materials
Lois Simon, Morgan State University
 Where's the Scrub? Aye There's the Rub. — Environmental Management of the Florida Scrub Lizard
(MCM Outstanding Winner) Andrew Carroll, Victoria Chiou, and Jessamyn Liu
 No Shows, No Seats, No Dice  Airline Overbooking and Future Cost Repercussions
(MCM Meritorious) Philip O'Brien, Margaret Olson, and Art Vilassakdanont
 Optimal Airline Booking Strategies Under Various Demand Situations
(MCM Meritorious) Jonathan Charlesworth, Garrett Urban, and Jeb Ware
 A Dry Solution  A Study in Fountain Control
(MCM Outstanding Winner) Lyric Doshi, Philip Kidd, and Joseph Gonzalez
Section Meeting 169: University of Maryland, College Park, November 12, 2002
Invited Addresses
 Wanna Bet?: Curiosities in Probability
Dr. Martha Siegel, Towson University, Secretary of the MAA
 Five Fundamental Facts in Matrix Analysis
Roger Horn, University of Utah
 When Close Enough is Close Enough
Edward Scheinerman, The Johns Hopkins University
Project NExT Workshop
Challenging our Assumptions in Teaching
Dr. James Stith, American Institute of Physics
Panel for grad students
The panel will consist of people who have recently been on the job market or who have recently hired
someone and they will discuss ways to have a successful job search.
Papers
 Some Problems on Magic Squares, Difference Triangles and Permutations
Ilhan M Izmirli, Strayer University
 Beware the pretend MD state Algebra test
Jerome Dancis, University of MD College Park
 Metaphor and Mathematics
Jennifer Bergner, Salisbury University
 God's Beautiful Mathematics
George DeRise, Thomas Nelson Community College
 Eigenvalue and Jordan Block Pairings Arising From Real and SkewSymmetric Normal Matrices
Geoffrey R. Goodson, Towson University
 Two Algorithms for Solving the Cell Suppression Problem
Paul B. Massell, U.S. Census Bureau
 The Mathematics of Golf Drives
Ronald Minton, Roanoke College
 The ADEPT Program at Salisbury University
Homer Austin and Harel Barzilai, Salisbury University
 Picard Iteration and Polynomial Projection
G. Edgar Parker, James Madison University
 An informal approach to formal inner products
Richard Hammack, RandolphMacon College
 The Many Names of (7, 3, 1)
Ezra Brown, Virginia Tech
 Outwitting the Lying Oracle
John Osoinach, HampdenSydney College
 Hyperbolic Geometry Calculator
Roman Sznajder, Bowie State University
 Projective Polynomial and Analytic Function
David Carothers, James Madison University
 Some Thoughts on Teaching a Course on Mathematics of Finance
Fozia S. Qazi, St. Mary's College of Maryland
 A Look at Billiards
John Hanson, James Madison University
 The Fibonacci NumbersExposed
Dan Kalman, American University
 Reading and Journals and Websites, Oh My!
Susan Schwartz Wildstrom, Walt Whitman High School
 Applying the Modified Picard Method in a Symbolic and Numeric Computing Environment
James Sochacki, James Madison University
 Simon Newcomb: Adventures of a nineteenthcentury American mathematician in mathematics education
David Lindsay Roberts, Independent Scholar
 An expository account of Fermat's Last Theorem for Polynomials, and the abc conjecture
Ashvin Rajan, Loyola College in Md
 Fietsen, Dijken, en Wiskunde: A Sabbatical in Netherlands
Eve Torrence and Bruce Torrence, RandolphMacon College
 The Modified PicardPade' Approximation Method for Singular Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems
Paul Warne, James Madison University
Graduate Student Papers
 Successful Techniques for Students with Learning Disabilities
Brooke Evans, American University
 Counterexamples to some elementarily formulated conjectures in Knot Theory
Mieczyslaw K. Dabkowski, The George Washington University
 Series Approximation and Carleman's Inequality
By Salim Alam, Montgomery College, Rockville (Undergraduate talk)
 Character Theory of Covering Groups
Amit Trehan, University of MD, College Park
 Using Symmetry to Improve Percolation Threshold Bounds
William May, The Johns Hopkins University
 Slow damping of internal waves in a stably Stratified fluid
Richard Kollar, University of MD, College Park
 Dimension Spectra of Attractors and Projection Theory
William Ott, University of MD, College Park
 A Hadamard Type Inequality
Bogdan Gavrea, University of MD, Baltimore County
 Mixture of Erlang Distributions and Renewal Processes Based on Them
Bashir M. Dweik, American University,
Section Meeting 170: Norfolk State University, April 1112, 2003
Invited Addresses
 How to Always Win at Limbo: You can sum some of the series some of the time, and some of the series none of the time...but can you sum some of the series ALL of the time?
Edward Burger, Williams College
 Binomial and Other Infinite Series: A Historical Perspective
Ranjan Roy, Beloit College
Panel Discussion
Education of and Career Opportunities for Nontraditional Math Majors
Organizers: Elsa Schaefer and Stephanie Cawthorne, Marymount University
Papers
 The Mathematician Who Sold his Soul to the Devil: Gerbert
Jennifer Webb, Hood College
 Digital Filters and Uniform Approximation
Martin Bartelt, Christopher Newport University
 3D graphics on the World Wide Web: An Update of Visualizations for NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions
Bonita Saunders, National Institute of Standards and Technology
 "Monstrous Moonshine" Why is 196,884 approx=196,883?
George DeRise, Thomas Nelson Community College
 How to teach the Division Algorithm in PreCalculus Mathematics and Beyond
Boyd Coan, Norfolk State University
 A Statistical Geometry Approach to the Study of Protein Structure
Majid Masso, George Mason University
 Newton's Method as an Initial Value Ordinary Differential Equation with Picard's Method
James Sochacki, James Madison University
 Visualizing basins of attractions
Jonathan Stephenson, Virginia Wesleyan College
 Star Polygons in Geometry and Art, and the Geometer's Sketchpad
Reza Sarhangi, Towson University
 Accumulation Points of the Set of Totient Ratios
William Wardlaw, U.S. Naval Academy
 Automorphisms of Finite Groups
Guy T Hogan and Shadana Yates, Norfolk State University
 A Priori Error Estimates for Maclaurin Series Approximations to Solutions of Differential Systems
Paul Warne, James Madison University
 The Mathematical Development of Prospective Elementary Teachers
Laura Spielman, Virginia Tech
 Six ways to solve cubic equations
Parviz Khalili, Christopher Newport University
 The Game of Oktagon: Linear Algebra Gone Bad
Verne Leininger, Bridgewater College
 Thermodynamics in beginning Multivariate Calculus
George Rublein, College of William and Mary
 Isotropic Vectors and Coneigenvalues
Dipa Choudhury, Loyola College
 The Fabulous (11, 5, 2) Biplane
Ezra Brown, Virginia Tech
 G. Edgar Parker, James Madison University
Power Series as Alternatives to Newton's Method
 On a Trigonometric Sum A case study for Undergraduate Research in Math
Hongwei Chen, Christopher Newport University
 Pythagonacci Family Reunion
Dan Kalman, American University
MCM Presentation
 Maggie Walker Governor's School, VA, Problem A
 James Madison University, VA, Problem A Sean Walsh, Andrew Werner, Rick Wiita
 University of Richmond, VA, Problem B
 Maggie Walker Governor's School, VA, Problem C
 University of Virginia, VA, Problem C
Section Meeting 171: Johns Hopkins University, November 78, 2003
Invited Addresses
 Breaking Drivers' License Codes
Joseph Gallian, University of Minnesota Duluth
 Perception in Artificial and Natural System
Donald Geman, The Johns Hopkins University
 What I have learned from Undergraduate Research
Charles R. Johnson, College of William and Mary
Workshop
Getting Undergraduates Involved in Research
Joseph Gallian, University of Minnesota Duluth
Papers
 Generating "nice" problems for students
Francoise Nelles, Shepherd College
 A Particular Cryptoscheme
Maryam Vulis, Qeensborough Community College
 On Pproperties of linear transformations on Euclidean Jordan Algebras
Roman Sznajder, Bowie State University
 Authentic Curriculum for Inservice Math Teachers: Modified Lesson Plans
Harel Barzilai and Barbara Wainwright, Salisbury University
 Two Problems Regarding e
William Wardlaw, U.S. Naval Academy
 Improving Mathematics Teaching Efficacy Beliefs Through Professional Development
Daniel Seaton, University of Maryland
 University Mathematics Departments and Middle School Teacher Preparation
David Carothers, James Madison University
 Three Connections to Continued Fractions
Ezra Brown, Virginia Tech
 Generation of Pythagorean Triples Using Bases and Slopes
Fat Lam, Gallaudet University
 CPR for your classes
Mary Kay Abbey, Montgomery College
 Some Numerical Approximations to the ArithmetiGeometric mean
Ilhan M. Izmirli, American University
 Discovery Learning in Geometry
Robert Hanson, James Madison University
 Student Calculus Labs: Maple Was the "devil"
Jennifer Bergner, Salisbury University
 A Singular Function Boundary Integral Method for Elliptic Problems with Boundary Singularities
Christos Xenophontos, Loyola College
 A Combinatorial Approach to Dependent Spread Widening of Defaulting Credits in Collateralized Debt Obligations.
Jeffrey Bernstein, The Johns Hopkins University
 Complexity Measures in General Algebra
Zoltan Szekely, Gallaudet University
Section Meeting 172: Salisbury University, April 2324, 2004
Invited Addresses
 Pascal's Rhombus and the Stealth Fractal
Paul K. Stockmeyer, College of William and Mary
 Relevance of Classical Analysis in Modern Contexts: Theory and Application of Polynomial Projection
James S. Sochacki and G. Edgar Parker, James Madison University
 Mathematics, the press, and the Art of Storytelling (or, Why Larry King Won't Return Your Phone Calls)
Charles Seife, Journalist Science Magazine
Workshop
Writing to Learn Mathematics — No Grading Required
Mary Kay Abbey and Bette Daudu of Montgomery College,
Panel Discussion
Mathematics Preparation for Incoming College Students
Denny Gulick, U. MD, College Park,
David Carothers, James Madison University
Jerry Dancis, U. MD, College Park
Gail Kaplan, Key School and Towson University
Papers
 Mystery of the Missing Gasoline
Philip E. Luft, Salisbury University
 The Impact of Calculus Reform on Student Performance in Subsequent Courses at USNA
Howard Penn, USNA
 The Impact of Participation in an Ancillary Science and Mathematics Program (SEMAA) on Engagement Rates of Middle School Students in Regular Mathematics Classrooms
Daniel M. Seaton, U. MD, Eastern Shore
 DeCyphering Lewis Carroll's Obscure Condensation Method for Computing Determinants
Eve Torrence and Adrian Rice, RandolphMacon College
 Improper Integrals Via Laplace Transform
Parviz Khalili, Christopher Newport University
 On a Trigonometric Inequality
Hongwei Chen, Christopher Newport University
 Geometric Mean and Apportionment
Maryam Vulis, Queensborough Community College
 Do the Math: Easy Test for Teachers Will Hurt Students
Jerome Dancis, U. MD, College Park
 Cardinality of GL(n, Z_{m}) and several of its subgroups
William Wardlaw, USNA
Student Papers
 Dimension Theory in Group Cohomology
Ryan Higginbottom, University of Virginia
 Rational Points on Elliptic Curves
Jan Hilmar, St. Mary's College
 Recursion Formulas on (q+1) Regular Trees
Gwyneth Whieldon, St. Mary's College
 A Precalculus Approach to Elliptic Curve
Ilhan M. Izmirli, American University
 Comparisons of Estimators in Linear Regression Models with AutoCorrelated Disturbances: When is OLS Efficient
Samir Safi, American University
 Analysis of Modified Picard Algorithms
Clint Morse, James Madison University
 Fourier Analysis and Convergence of the Fourier Series
Nikeda Hamilton, Morgan State University
 Shapley/Owen Analysis of the Electoral College
Jason Richwine, American University
 Proofs of Various Forms of the Recursion Theorem
ShellyAnn Harper, Morgan State University
 Creating Knots with Arcs
William Reith, HampdenSydney College
 The Connectivity of Julia Sets of Cubic Polynomials
Kristine Roinestead, St. Mary's College
Section Meeting 173: Morgan State University, November 56, 2004
Invited Addresses
 Mathematics in Stone and Bronze
Helaman Ferguson, Mathematician and Sculptor, and Claire Ferguson, Writer and Artist
 A TickBorne Disease Model — Spread and Control of Ehrlichiosis
Holly Gaff, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland Medical School
 Lowdimensional Approximations to Sparse Noisy Intransitive Relations — Rating College Football Teams
Kenneth Massey, Hollins University
Workshop
An Ancient Algorithm: 29,000 Years Old
Helaman Ferguson, Mathematician and Artist
Special Presentation
Mathematics Preparation for Incoming College Students
Denny Gulick, University of Maryland—College Park
Papers
 There's more than one way to skin a cat, or, having students present what they don't already know
Kimber Tysdal, Hood College
 Hill's Polygraphic Cryptological System
Robert Lewand, Goucher College
 Discovering derivative rules in calculus using experimentation and technology
Susan Schwartz Wildstrom, Walt Whitman High School
 Chaos, RNA Chains and Selected Topics From Enumerative Combinatorics
Candice JeanLouis, Student, Morgan State University
 Perl and Math
Vojislav Stojkovic and Grace Steele, Computer Science, Morgan State University
 On Codes Generated by Quadratic Surfaces of PG(3,q)
Jenny Stovall, Student, University of Mary Washington
 Two Optical Illusions
Roland Minton, Roanoke College
 A Characterization of Paracompactness in terms of Filterbases
Bhamini M. P. Nayar, Morgan State University
 The Limit Languages of DNA Splicing Systems
Elizabeth Goode, Towson University
 Many Faces of Chaos
Denny Gulick, University of Maryland, College Park
 Making faces and other parametric equation art
Howard L. Penn, United States Naval Academy
 Analyzing Biological Sequences using Dynamic Programming
Jamal Theodore and Tari Appah, Students, Morgan State University
 Using Adaptive Mesh Generation to Capture Key Features of 3D Function Surfaces
Bonita V. Saunders, National Institute of Standards and Technology
 Mathematics on the Chessboard
Maryam Vulis, Queensborough Community College
 Keeping Dry — The Mathematics of Running in the Rain
Bruce Torrence, RandolphMacon College
 Ultrafilters on the Collection of Finite Subsets of an Infinite Set
Arthur D. Grainger, Morgan State University
 Mathematically Correct and Mathematically Incorrect Pattern Recognition
Jerome Dancis, University of Maryland
 The Efficiency of OLS in the Precedence of AutoCorrelated Disturbances in the Regression Models
Samir Safi, James Madison University
 Two Ellipse Questions
Dan Kalman, American University
 On the classification of wallpaper groups
Marshall M. Cohen, Morgan State University and Cornell University
 Mathematical Modeling of Frontal Polymerization
Divya E. Devadoss, Salisbury University
Section Meeting 174: University of Virginia, April 12, 2005
Invited Addresses
 A Dozen Proofs that 1=2: A Misguided Review of all of Mathematics
James Tanton, St. Mark's School
 Everyone Makes Errors: A 19thCentury Mathematical Attempt to Prove the Existence of God
Adrian Rice, RandolphMacon College
 Isaac Newton
Harrison Straley IV, Wheaton College, Norton MA, and Sir Isaac Newton, late of Cambridge University
Workshops
 Accessible — but surprisingly sophisticated — Math Activities for Students, Clubs, and Research
James Tanton, St. Mark's School
 WeBWorK Workshop
Jeffrey Holt, University of Virginia
Workshop for students
Weird Multiplication and Weird Ways to Multiply
James Tanton, St. Mark's School
Art exhibition
Display of Mathematical Artwork by Artist Judith Townsend
Papers
 Some results on the HatGuessing Game
James V. Blowers, US Army Ret'd
 Mathematical model for teaching business cycles
Jiashi Hou, Norfolk State University
 Statistics Before Your Eyes: Photographs of Statistical Concepts
Cabell 324 Robert W. Jernigan, American University
 On some trigonometric powers
Cabell 330 Hongwei Chen, Christopher Newport University
 Twodimensional "Take and Break" Games
Matthew Burke, St. Mary's College of Maryland
 Miquel's Theorem, a lovely but overlooked result in Euclidean geometry
Deborah Denvir, RandolphMacon Women's College:
 Optimal Transport and Wasserstein Metric
Luca Petrelli, Mount St. Mary's University
 Which MajorLeague Ball Parks Are HomerFriendly?
Howard Penn, United States Naval Academy
 A Visual Proof of the Alternating Series Test
Richard Hammack, RandolphMacon College
 Rings of Gaussian Integers
Greg Dresden, Washington & Lee University
 Title to be announced
Christopher Marron, Department of Defense
 Topology in Physics
George DeRise, Thomas Nelson Community College
 Peerled Team Learning (PTL) in Finite Mathematics and in Introduction to Probability and Statistics at Virginia Military Institute
Vonda K.Walsh, Lee S. Dewald, and L. Jane Randall, VMI
 Polynomial differential equations and periodic solutions
James Sochacki, James Madison University
 Fortunatus's Purse
Susan Goldstine, St. Mary's College of Maryland
 Good and Square Matrices are Invertible
Bill Wardlaw, United States Naval Academy
 Motivating Calc III by Celestial Mechanics
Dave Pruett, James Madison University
 The study of some secondorder rational difference equations
Parviz Khalili, Christopher Newport University
 kAlternating Knots
Leonard Van Wyk, James Madison University
 Problem Zero: A simple way to encourage students to read mathematics
Laura Taalman, James Madison University
 TechnoGenetics: Cloning Ti83+/84/86 into your computer (OR, how to demonstrate TI calculator usage in classrooms without using view screens!)
Ram Subedi, Montgomery College—Takoma Park
Student Papers
 Image Processing with Fourier Series and Wavelets
Emily Wooge, Roanoke College
 Audio Compression and Linear Algebra
Michael Naylor, Hood College
 Highlights of U.S. Performance in 2003 TIMMS Assessment
Karen Jones, Hood College
 Projective Conics and Excess Intersection
Andrew Bashelor, US Naval Academy
 Graphical Studies of the Complex Geometric Series f(z)=sum from k to infinity of z^k
Sarah Gourlie, American University
 A TwoPlayer Number Game: Finding the Winning Strategy
Zachary Kurtz, Eastern Mennonite University
COMAP Modeling Contest Presentations by Section Teams Receiving Outstanding or Meritorious Ratings
 Problem A: A Dam Disaster
Joshua Blake, Justin Creasy, Nicholas Giffen, James Madison University (Meritorious Rating, coached by James Sochacki)
 Problem C: Petroleum Armageddon
Jonathan Giuffrida, Palmer Mebane, Maggie Walker Governor's School, Richmond VA (Outstanding Rating, coached by John Barnes):
 Problem C: The Petrification of Petrochemical Production
Yuan Rao, Angela Zhu, Maggie Walker Governor's School, Richmond VA (Meritorious Rating, coached by John Barnes):
 Last Exit before the Toll
Robin Haskins and Nathaniel Givens, University of Richmond (Meritorious Rating, coached by Kathy Hoke)
Section Meeting 175: Montgomery College, Germantown, November 45, 2005
Invited Addresses
 Equitability and the Gini index
Frank Farris, Santa Clara University
 The Isoperimetric Problem
Catherine Bénéteau, Seton Hall University
 Combinatorics catalogs Geometry — Geometry generates Combinatorics
Brigitte Servatius, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Workshop
Bracing of square grids
Brigitte Servatius, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Papers
 A spacefilling irregular truncated octahedron
Bob Hanson, James Madison University
 Statistics Before Your Eyes: Photographs of Statistical Concepts
Robert W. Jernigan, American University
 An elementary proof of the singularity of generalized Lucas matrices
Ilhan M. Izmirli, American University
 Toward a general framework for induction and recursion
Paul Chi, Bowie State University, Bowie MD
 On the stability of orbits in a twodimensional model of the cardiac cell
Irina Popovici, US Naval Academy
 A nonscatological exposition of cyclic rational area polygons
Ralph H. Buchholz, DSTO, Fort Meade, MD 20755
 Maryland 2004 Traffic Safety Facts
Donald Joseph Gray Chiarella, Maryland Department of Transportation / State Highway Administration
 How 'nonabelian' are free groups?
Chiru Bhattacharya, RandolphMacon College
 Mathematical Induction—Even a Child Can Do It!
Susan Schwartz Wildstrom, Walt Whitman High School
 Title to be announced
Abolghassem Miamee, Hampton University
 The Game of Sudoku
Marina Vulis, Queensborough Community College
 Archie W. Earl, Sr., Norfolk State University
A HighTech InService Graduate Math Course
 Ideals of Ultrafilters on the collection of finite subsets of an infinite set
Arthur D. Grainger, Morgan State University
 Chemistry Applications in Beginning Calculus
George Rublein, College of William and Mary
 What Factors Predict the Amount of Overlap of Collectors of Herbaria?
Cathy Furlong, Fairfax County Public Schools/ American University
 Sudoku Variations
Laura Taalman, James Madison University
 Jerome Dancis, University of Maryland
Guided Discovery Learning for the Product to Powers
 Amit Trehan, Montgomery College, Takoma Park Campus
Representations of padic groups
 Pricing of Options
J. Coughlin, Towson University
 The Infinitely Small: Introduction to Infinitesimals
A. P. Warth, University of Maryland, College Park
 Reproving Minkowski's Inequality as a Tool for Student Research
Karen S. Adams, Morgan State University
 Remediation for Calculus Students
Denny Gulick, University of Maryland
 Groups, rings and group rings — Tools for combinatorial structures
Ken W. Smith, Central Michigan University/University of Richmond
 Envelopes, Ladders, and Couches: an old topic gives a new look to an old problem
Dan Kalman, American University
 Retired Scientists, Engineers & Technicians (ReSET)
Bill Mitchell, Retired Scientists, Engineers & Technicians, Springfield VA
Section Meeting 176: Loyola College in Maryland, April 78, 2006
Invited Addresses
 The Polish attack on the German ENIGMA
Stefan Treatman, Department of Defense
 Techniques for visualizing frequency patterns in DNA
Fern Y. Hunt, National Institute of Standards and Technology
 Sudoku Variations and Explorations
Laura Taalman, James Madison University
Workshop
Two millennia of cryptography in sixty minutes
Stefan Treatman, Deparment of Defense
Papers
 Evaluation of some variant Euler sums
Hongwei Chen, Christopher Newport University
 Which ball parks are homerfriendly, Part 2
Howard Penn, United States Naval Academy
 Three transcendental numbers from n!, n^n and F_n
Greg Dresden, Washington & Lee University
 Extending the Locker Problem
Bruce Torrence, RandolphMacon College
 Determinants of matrices over the integers modulo m
Jody Lockhart, United States Naval Academy
 Fractal geometry of the mammalian bronchial trees
Ahlam Tannouri, Morgan State University
 A multistage assessment of No Child Left Behind in the middle school mathematics classroom
Matthew Pascal, Towson University
 Origami in the undergraduate mathematics curriculum
Eve Torrence, RandolphMacon College
 Sturm and Bond, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Linear Algebra
Katherine Socha, St. Mary's College of Maryland
 Row Rank Equals Column Rank (dedicated to George Mackiw, a good friend and an excellent mathematical expositor)
Bill Wardlaw, United States Naval Academy
 On their home turf: K12 math teachers inform university professional development programs
Harel Barzilai & Homer Austin, Salisbury University
 Elements of finite order in the group of formal power series under composition
Marshall Cohen, Morgan State University
 Even and odd permutations (a simple proof)
Peter Joyce, CCBC at Catonsville
 Is One A Number?
Samuel S. Kutler, St. John's College
 Naïve Calculus: Product and Quotient Rules
Philip Poplin, Longwood University
 Discrete Mathematics with a WritingIntensive Component
Michael J. Tierney, Virginia Military Institute
 An Extended Mean Value Theorem for Integrals
Daniel Vasiliu, Christopher Newport University
 Automorphisms of the Cevian algebra
Raymond Fletcher, Virginia State University
 Archimedes in the Fifth Dimension
Dan Kalman, American University
 Counting noncontiguous simple sequence repeats in DNA sequences
Asamoah Nkwanta, Morgan State University
 Math for people who don't want to take math: The nature of applied mathermatics
G. Edgar Parker, James Madison University
 Naïve calculus: Chain Rule
David Shoenthal, Longwood University
 A Women and Mathematics Poster Series
Katherine Socha, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Student Papers
 The Wave Equation and the violin
David Clewell, St. Mary's College of Maryland
 Finding patterns in the binary representation of the Fibonacci numbers
Jeff Dudas, Virginia Military Institute
 Walking With Proteins
Chamir Lawson, Morgan State University
 Automorphisms of the Cevian line algebra
Jesse Ozbat and John Gichuru, Virginia State University:
 A brief introduction to hypergraphs
Beverly Raffa, Hood College
 Magic Squares and Elliptic Curves
Lisa Byrne, St. Mary's College of Maryland
 Ramsey Theory
Kathryn Linehan, Hood College
 Resource allocation in presidential elections based on past voting patterns
Bret Ewing Newton, HampdenSydney College
 Geometric properties of the Cevian box
William Rankin, Virginia State University
 Biquadratic identity of the Cevian line subalgebra
Ron Davis, Virginia State University
 A study of chaotic models
Laura MacIntyre, Norfolk State University
 NFL quarterback ratings
Kelly Schultz, Hood College
 The Effect of Using Mathematics Activities on Students' Interests In and Attitudes Toward Mathematics
Peter Lo, St. Mary's College of Maryland
 Elizabeth Twentyman, Washington & Lee University
Factoring Primes and Factoring Factor Rings
 Problem A: Physical and Digital Optimization of a Constrained Irrigation System
James Choi, Ram Chivukulu, Kartik Trehan, Johns Hopkins University (COMAP Meritorious Rating, coached by Fred Torasco)
Section Meeting 177: HampdenSydney College and Longwood University, November 34, 2006
Invited Addresses
 Origami Math and its Increasing Intersections
Thomas Hull, Merrimack College
 Gerbert d'Aurillac and the March of Spain: A Guy in the Right Place at the Right Time
Betty Mayfield, Hood College
 Lying Oracles, Biased Coins, and Stanislaw Ulam
John K. Osoinach, Jr, Millsaps College
Workshop
Buckyballs and Mathematical Origami
Eve Torrence, Randolph Macon College
Papers
 A Major Difference Between Rabbits and Cows (And the Link Between Them)
Daniel Joseph, Virginia Military Institute
 The Tangent Line Problem and its consequences
Alexander Bathula, Montgomery College
 Update on the William and Mary QL requirement
George Rublein, College of William and Mary
 Investigation of a MinMax Scheduling Problem
Ryan Johnson, University of Mary Washington
 A Closed Form Solution for Determining the Weights of Finite Difference Approximations of Derivatives
Vincent van Joolen, US Naval Academy
 Things I Like About 11
Ezra Brown, Virginia Tech
 What does a graph fraction look like?
Richard Hammack, Virginia Commonwealth University
 A Physics—Math (Bilingual) Dictionary
George DeRise, Thomas Nelson Community College
 The Most Marvelous Theorem in Mathematics
Dan Kalman, American University
 PascGalois Activities for a Number Theory Class
Kurt Ludwick, Salisbury University
 Factoring Hadamard Difference Sets
Chiru Bhattacharya, RandolphMacon College
 Scissors, Paper, Stone, and a Biased Coin
Robb T. Koether, HampdenSydney College
 The value of entertainment in a mathematics course
Mark Meyer, American University
 The Rank of a 2x2x2 Tensor
Carla D. Martin, James Madison University
 Who Really Discovered E=mc^2?
Ilhan M. Izmirli, American University
 Birthday Problems, Old and New
Marcus Pendergrass, HampdenSydney College
 Constructing a Syllabus for Constructive Learning
Laura Taalman, James Madison University
 Regularization Of Singularity and Periodic Solution with Collisions
Zhifu Xie, College of William and Mary
 More on Elvis, the Calculus Dog
Roland Minton, Roanoke College
