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From: Chirag Kalelkar <kalelkar@physics.iisc.ernet.in>

Date: Tue, 1 May 2001 21:53:13 +0530 (IST)

**Subject: Help with Bessel Transforms**

Hi,

I'm looking for a Fast Bessel Transform software usable for large

simulations.

Any help in this regard would be greatly appreciated.Thank You.

Chirag Kalelkar

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From: Mahmood Ahmad <M.Ahmad@rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk>

Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 12:24:11 +0100

**Subject: Tables of Gauss-Turan-type Quadrature**

Hello

I am currently investigating into the use of quadrature rules involving

derivatives of the integrand in the Boundary Element Method problems. In

this regard, I am looking for some tables of abscissae and weights for

various orders of derivatives of the integrand. I would be most grateful if

anyone can guide towards these tables or routines that generate these

tables.

Many thanks

Mahmood Ahmad

PhD Student, Cranfield University

M.Ahmad@rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk

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From: A. Vande Wouwer <vdw@fpms.fpms.ac.be>

Date: Thu, 03 May 2001 10:20:15 +0200

**Subject: New Book, Adaptive Method of Lines**

New book:

ADAPTIVE METHOD OF LINES

A. Vande Wouwer, P. Saucez and W.E. Schiesser (Eds.)

Chapman & Hall / CRC, 2001

ISBN: 1-58488-231-X

The general Method Of Lines (MOL) procedure provides a flexible format for

the solution of all the major classes of partial differential equations

(PDEs) and is particularly well suited to evolutionary, nonlinear PDEs.

Despite its utility, however, there are relatively few texts that explore

it at a more advanced level and reflect the method's current state of

development.

Written by distinguished researchers in the field, Adaptive Method of Lines

reflects the diversity of techniques and applications related to the MOL.

Most of its chapters focus on a particular application but also provide a

discussion of underlying philosophy and technique. Particular attention is

paid to the concept of both temporal and spatial adaptivity in solving

time-dependent PDEs.=20

The purpose of the book is threefold:

-to provide an introduction to the MOL and the concepts of time and space

adaptation;

-to present a variety of applications from physics and engineering science;

-to describe new methods and codes and to highlight current research.

Hence, this book is intended for engineers, physicists and applied

mathematicians who are not familiar with the MOL, as well as for numerical

analysts interested in recent research results.

Contents of the book:

-Introduction (A.Vande Wouwer, P. Saucez and W.E. Schiesser)

-Application of the Adaptive Method of Lines to Nonlinear Wave Propagation

Problems (A. Vande Wouwer, P. Saucez and W.E. Schiesser)

-Numerical Solutions of the Equal width Wave Equation Using An Adaptive

Method of Lines (S. Hamdi, J.J. Gottlieb and J.S. Hansen)

-Adaptive MOL for Magneto-Hydrodynamic PDE Models (P.A. Zegeling and R.

Keppens)

-Development of a 1-D Error-Minimizing Moving Adaptive Grid Method (M.

Borsboom)

-An Adaptive Method of Lines Approach for Modelling Flow and Transport in

Rivers (G. Steinebach and P. Rentrop)

-An Adaptive Mesh Algorithm for Free Surface Flows in General Geometries

(M. Sussman)

-The Solution of Steady PDEs on Adjustable Meshes in Multidimensions Using

Local Descent Methods (M.J. Baines)

-Adaptive Linearly Implicit Methods for Heat and Mass Transfer Problems (J.

Lang and B. Erdmann)

-Linearly Implicit Adaptive Schemes for Singular Reaction-Diffusion

Equations (Q. Sheng and A. Q. M. Khaliq)

-Unstructured Mesh MOL Solvers for Reacting Flow Problems (M. Berzins)

-Two-Dimensional Model of a Reaction Bonded Aluminum Oxide Cylinder (M.J.

Watson, H.S. Caram, H. M. Chan, M. P. Harmer, P. Saucez, A. Vande Wouwer

and W. E. Schiesser)

-Method of Lines within the Simulation Environment DIVA for Chemical

Processes (R. K=F6hler, K.D. Mohl, H. Schramm, M. Zeitz, A. Kienle, M.

Mangold, E.Stein and E.D. Gilles)

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From: T. E. Simos <tsimos@mail.ariadne-t.gr>

Date: Wed, 02 May 2001 03:30:59 +0300

**Subject: Special Issue of Compututers & Mathematics with Applications**

CALL FOR PAPERS

Computers & Mathematics with Applications, An International Journal,

will publish a special issue on THE NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF ORDINARY

DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS with guest editors T.E. Simos (Democritus

University of Thrace, Greece) and I. Gladwell (Southern Methodist

University, USA) to whom questions concerning the special issue should

be addressed.

Research and review papers are solicited for the special issue. Topics

include the theory of, software for, and applications of numerical

techniques for ordinary differential equations. Papers in all areas of

numerical methods for ordinary differential equations will be

considered, particularly initial value problems, boundary value

problems, delay differential equations, differential algebraic

equations, and the method of lines in time.

INSTRUCTIONS OF SUBMITTING PAPERS

Each submitted paper should be of length 20-30 A4 pages including the

title page with abstract, and all figures, tables, and references.

Submit one original and two copies of the complete paper (or submit a

postscript file of the complete paper electronically) to:

ALL THE WORLD EXCEPT NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA

Dr. T.E. Simos,

Guest Editor, NAODEs

26 Menelaou Street,

Amfithea - Paleon Faliron,

GR-175 64 Athens, GREECE

E-mail: tsimos@mail.ariadne-t.gr

NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA

Professor I. Gladwell

Guest Editor, NAODEs

Department of Mathematics,

Southern Methodist University,

Dallas, TX 75275, USA

E-mail: igladwel@mail.smu.edu

Papers for the special issue should contain original material that must

not be previously published nor currently submitted for consideration

elsewhere. Each paper must have a title page that includes the title,

full names of all authors, and their complete addresses including

affiliation(s), and an abstract of up to 200 words.

The final form of the accepted papers will be required to conform to the

style file of the journal Computers & Mathematics with Applications at

http://rodin.wustl.edu/journals.html

IMPORTANT DATES

July 2, 2001: Deadline for submission of the front page (title, authors,

abstract); this is for editorial guidance and for indication of content.

October 30, 2001: Deadline for submission of the complete paper.

March 28, 2002: Final date for notifying authors of acceptance.

May 15, 2002: Deadline for submission of accepted papers in "camera

ready" form.

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From: Timothy Barth <barth@nas.nasa.gov>

Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 09:26:25 -0700 (PDT)

**Subject: Short Course on CFD at NASA Ames and von Karman Institute**

NATO-RTO/NASA/VKI Short Course

"Error Estimation and Solution Adaptive Discretization in CFD"

Overview

As computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is applied to ever more

demanding fluid flow problems, the tasks of (1) computing numerical

fluid flow solutions to a user specified tolerance and (2) quantitative

assessment of existing numerical fluid flow solutions have become

paramount in the development of complex fluid dynamical systems.

The goal of the NATO Research and Technology Office (RTO) sponsored

lecture series is to provide a series of comprehensive lectures by

leading experts discussing recent advances and technical progress in

the area of numerical error estimation and adaptive discretization

methods with specific emphasis on computational fluid dynamics. The

lectures are intended to accommodate attendees of both novice and

advanced levels of technical expertise.

The week long lecture series will be given at NASA Ames in the

United States and repeated later at the von Karman Institute in

Belgium. Online registration forms and hotel/travel information

is available at the WEB locations given below. Detailed lecture

notes will be available to attendees at the time of the lecture series.

Course Lecturers and Topics

- Marshall Bern (Xerox PARC, USA): Delaunay triangulation, subdivision

surfaces, computational geometry, optimal triangulations,

adaptive refinement, mesh improvement

- Mike Giles and Endre Suli (Oxford University, UK): Introduction to

a posteriori error estimation, Giles/Pierce theory, stabilized FEM

for hyperbolic problems, a posteriori error analysis for $hp$ FEM

- Claes Johnson (Chalmers University, Sweden): Adaptive FEM for fluid

flow, model adaptivity, multi-adaptive space-time solvers

- Jaime Peraire and Anthony Patera (MIT, USA): Implicit A-posteriori

computation of bounds, "Energy" norms and outputs of interest,

constrained minimization formulations, computation of bounds using

inexpensive relaxations

- Serge Prudhomme (University of Texas at Austin, USA): "Goal oriented"

error estimation and adaptation, a posteriori error estimation,

$hp$ FEM, stability and error control, solution adaptivity

First location

September 10-14, 2001

NASA Ames Research Center

Moffett Field, California, USA

Online Registration Available:

http://www.nas.nasa.gov/Services/Training

Registration DEADLINE: Aug. 31, 2001

NASA Ames Course Administrator:

Marcia Redmond, mredmond@mail.arc.nasa.gov (650)604-4373

Second location

October 15-19, 2001

von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

Rhode-Saint-Genese, Belgium

Online Registration Available:

http://www.vki.ac.be (click "lecture series")

Registration DEADLINE: Oct. 1, 2001

VKI Course Administrator:

Carine Buyse, secretariat@vki.ac.be (+32 23599604)

Lecture Series Directors and Technical Contacts

Dr. T. Barth Prof. H. Deconinck

NASA Ames Research Center von Karman Institute

M.S. N202A-1 72, Chaussee de Waterloo

Moffett Field, CA, 94040 USA 1640 Rhode-Saint-Genese, Belgium

(barth@nas.nasa.gov) (deconinck@vki.ac.be)

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From: Ken McKinnon <ken@maths.ed.ac.uk>

Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 10:15:26 +0100 (BST)

**Subject: PhD Studentship at Edinburgh University**

PhD CASE studentship at Edinburgh University

Topic: Optimization methods for the operation of gas storage

and delivery networks

Please pass on this message to anybody you think might be interested.

EPSRC and Edinburgh Petroleum Services are funding a 3 year CASE

studentship for a PhD. This is suitable for a student with a good

degree in Mathematics or some scientific or engineering subject with a

high mathematical content. A willingness to get involved in

computing will be essential, but current skill in computing is not

necessary.

The student will be based in the Department of Mathematics and

Statistics in the University of Edinburgh,

See <a href="http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/mckinnon/studentship.html">

http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/mckinnon/studentship.html</a> for details.

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From: Ricardo Cortez <cortez@math.tulane.edu>

Date: Tue, 01 May 2001 14:11:11 -0500

**Subject: Postdoctoral Postions at Tulane University**

POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AT THE CENTER FOR COMPUTATIONAL

SCIENCE AT TULANE UNIVERSITY - NEW ORLEANS

The newly formed CENTER FOR COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE at Tulane

University has four research postdoctoral positions open.

Appointments will be made for 2 years starting on July 1, 2001.

We are especially interested in candidates with a strong background

in scientific computation, desire to work in collaborative projects

and some knowledge of one of the following application fields:

(1) cellular electro- or neuro- biology,

(2) dynamics of DNA,

(3) solid-surface and interface processes, or

(4) interfacial fluid motion and physciochemical hydrodynamics.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a scientific discipline with emphasis

on Scientific Computation. Please send a CV, a description of research

interests to:

Center for Computational Science

Gibson Hall room 424

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: (504) 865-5727

FAX: (504) 865-5063

email: ljf@math.tulane.edu

In addition the applicant must request that three letters of

recommendation be sent directly to the same address.

The Center for Computational Science has been created to promote

interdisciplinary collaborations. Its organizational members are

L. Fauci, Director(mathematics), R. Cortez, Co-Director (mathematics),

D. Gaver, Co-Director (biomedical engineering), T. Bishop (environmental

health sciences), D. DeKee (chemical engineering), U. Diebold (physics),

D. Lacks (chemical engineering), L. Steinberg (civil and environmental

engineering), J. Tasker (cell and molecular biology), and N. Trayanova

(biomedical engineering).

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Tulane University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

that is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We therefore

especially encourage applications from underrepresented groups.

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From: Mikhail Shashkov <misha@t7.lanl.gov>

Date: Tue, 1 May 2001 17:10:39 -0600

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Los Alamos**

Postdoctoral Position: PD006076

COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA

The Mathematical Modeling and Analysis Group (T-7) and the Center for

Nonlinear Studies (CNLS) at Los Alamos National Laboratory are currently

seeking highly motivated PH.D. graduates to participate in the

Post Doctoral Fellowship program.

There are specific opportunities at this time for Postdoctoral

fellow with strong computational and mathematical experience

in the numerical solution of partial differential equations.

One of the projects is the development and implementation of

new Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE)

finite difference/finite volume methods for the solution of

multidimensional high speed fluid flow problems on unstructured grids.

These are highly competitive positions. Experience

in developing codes based on Lagrangian, continuous

rezone (ALE) methods, or Free Lagrangian methods is preferred.

Familiarity with modern multidimensional methods for advection is desirable.

Extensive experience in FORTRAN coding on a variety of computing

platforms is required.

Los Alamos National Laboratory, located in the beautiful

mountains of northern New Mexico, is a multi-disciplinary,

multi-program laboratory employing over 6,000 technical

professionals conducting basic and applied research with the

overall mission to reduce global nuclear danger.

A Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, or in

another area in Scientific Computing completed within the

LAST THREE YEARS or soon to be completed is required.

Appointments have a duration of two years,

with possibility of extension for a third year.

Candidates may compete for a Director's

Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the

prestigious J. Robert Oppenheimer, Richard P. Feynman or Frederick

Reines Fellowships.

Further details about the Postdoctoral Program

may be found at: http://www.hr.lanl.gov/postdoc/

For consideration, please submit a resume which also

contains lists of your publications, oral presentations,

and the names and addresses of three or more

references, along with a cover letter, and a 1 page proposal describing

your research plans to postdoc-jobs@lanl.gov

(no attachments, please!) The proposal must follow

the outline specified at

www.hr.lanl.gov/hrstaffing/Postdoc/guide.stm.

OR SUBMIT TWO paper COPIES of the above material to:

Postdoc Program Office, PD006076

MS P290

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos, NM 87545

NOTE: Advertisement PD006076 must be referenced in the

e-mail Subject line and in the cover letter.

Please also send copies of your application material to Esther Vigil,

MS B284, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos,

New Mexico 87545; EMAIL: evigil@lanl.gov, FAX:505-665-5757.

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From: George Cybenko <gvc@Dartmouth.EDU>

Date: Sun, 06 May 2001 22:22:25 -0400

**Subject: Postdoctoral Positions at Dartmouth College**

Two Postdoctoral Assistant Positions at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

http://www.ists.dartmouth.edu/jobs/job_description/postdoc.htm

The most important qualifications are a solid general computing background

and interest in working on modeling and analysis of large infrastructures,

using numerical and applied mathematics techniques. US Citizenship

is required by the sponsor. Applicants should contact

Susan Oldfield

Institute of Security Technology Studies

45 Lyme Road Suite 104

Hanover, NH 03755

Email: susan.oldfield@dartmouth.edu

Voice: 603-646-0680

Fax: 603-646-0666

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From: Ronald F Boisvert <boisvert@nist.gov>

Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 09:00:32 -0400

**Subject: Contents, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software**

Table of Contents

ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software

December 2000, Volume 26, Number 4

For more information, including abstracts and access

to full text, see http://www.acm.org/toms/V26.html.

J.A.C. Weideman and S.C. Reddy

A MATLAB Differentiation Matrix Suite.

465-519

Linda Kaufman

An Observation on Bisection Software for the Symmetric

Tridiagonal Eigenvalue Problem.

520-526

Salvatore Filippone and Michele Colajanni

PSBLAS: A Library for Parallel Linear Algebra Computation on Sparse Matrices.

527-550

Linda Kaufman

Band Reduction Algorithms Revisited.

551-567

Naren Ramakrishnan and Ra=FAl E. Vald=E9s-P=E9rez

Note on Generalization in Experimental Algorithmics.

568-580

Christian H. Bischof, Bruno Lang and Xiaobai Sun

A Framework for Symmetric Band Reduction.

581-601

Christian H. Bischof, Bruno Lang and Xiaobai Sun

Algorithm 807: The SBR Toolbox -- Software for Successive Band Reduction.

602-616

Stuart Anderson

Remark on Algorithm 723: Fresnel Integrals.

617

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From: Vladik Kreinovich <vladik@cs.utep.edu>

Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 14:22:54 -0600 (MDT)

**Subject: Contents, Reliable Computing**

Reliable Computing

Volume 7, issue 5, 2001

Mathematical Research

Idempotent Interval Analysis and Optimization Problems

Grigori L. Litvinov, Andrei N. Sobolevskii

353-377

Verified High-Order Inversion of Functional Dependencies

and Interval Newton Methods

Martin Berz, Jens Hoefkens

379-398

Cheap and Tight Bounds on the Solution Set of Perturbed Systems of

Nonlinear Equations

Lubomir V. Kolev, Ivo P. Nenov

399-408

On Maximal Inner Estimation of the Solution Sets of Linear Systems with

Interval Parameters

Irene A. Sharaya

409-424

Short Communication

An Example of Singularity in Nonlinear Systems

R. Baker Kearfott

425-429

Claude E. Shannon (1916--2001)

431-432

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From: George Anastassiou <anastasg@msci.memphis.edu>

Date: Tue, 01 May 2001 17:02:50 -0500

**Subject: Contents, Journal of Computational Analysis and Applications**

RECENT 2001 J.OF COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS AND APPLICATIONS CONTENTS:

I)Vol.3,No.1,Jan.2001:

1)On the Construction of Cosine Operator Functions and Semigroups on

Function Spaces with Generator;Theory,...1

A.Gessinger,

2)Stable recovery of Analytic Functions using basic Hypergeometric

Series,......33

V.K.Tuan and Z.Nashed,

3)Discrete Competitive and Cooperative Models of Lotka-Volterra

type,...53

P.Liu and S.Elaydi

4)Improved Criteria for Identifying Optimal basic and Nonbasic variables

in LP,...75

K.Paparrizos,G.Stephanides,and N.Samaras

5)Comparative Analysis of Cubic Spline and Kernel Estimation of a profit

function,...83

J.Tahsoh

II)Vol.3,No.2,April 2001:

1)On an Extremal Scale of Approximation Spaces,...95

F.Feher and G.Grassler

2)On Some Integral and Tail Inequalities motivated by Kesava Menon's

Theorem,...109

V.Culjak,N.Elezovic, and J.Pecaric

3)Parallel Asynchronous Global Search and the Nested Optimization

Scheme,...123

Y.Sergeyev and V.Grishagin

4)A quadrature formula based on Sampling in Meyer Wavelet

Subspaces,...147

X.Shen

5)The Asymptotic Expansion and Numerical Verification of Van der Pol's

Equation,...165

E.Deeba and S.Xie

6)Laguerre Tau methods for solving Higher-Order Ordinary Differential

Equations,...173

H.Siyyam

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