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From: Andre Tits <andre@isr.umd.edu>

Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 08:31:34 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: New Releases of SLICOT Control Software**

New releases of Munorm and Robpole M-Files, with major enhancements

We are pleased to announce the release of version 1.2 of Munorm and

version 1.4 of Robpole. Both packages can now be obtained freely, for

noncommercial use, from the SLICOT site at http://www.win.tue.nl/niconet/

using the link "Additional software."

The new versions are more robust (especially Munorm) and faster (especially

Robpole) than the previous versions, and Munorm also includes a few minor

enhancements. In addition, a number of bugs have been fixed. The new

versions are authored by Y. Yang, A.L. Tits and V. Sima (Robpole) and

by C.T. Lawrence, A.L. Tits and V. Sima (Munorm).

As with the previous versions, Munorm 1.2 computes the maximum over

frequency (continuous-time or discrete-time) of the standard

"convex" upper bound to the structured singular value of a finite

dimensional transfer function. It handles both dynamic and parametric

uncertainty. The algorithm builds on a well-known algorithm for

computing the H-infinity norm and is described in

C.T. Lawrence, A.L. Tits and P. Van Dooren, Automatica, 36:3, 2000, 449-456.

The algorithm appears to be significantly faster than competing

approaches, often by more than an order of magnitude.

Robpole 1.4 still tackles the problem of multivariable robust pole

placement by linear static state feedback. The algorithm builds on

an earlier one due to Kautsy, Nichols and Van Dooren (KNV), implemented

in the Matlab Robust Control Toolbox as "place". It is described in

A.L. Tits and Y. Yang, IEEE TAC, 41:10, 1996, 1432--1452.

Systematic numerical tests carried out in that paper suggest that this

algorithm typically produces a more robust design than that constructed by

"place" especially when some of the prescribed eigenvalue are complex.

(The algorithm as originally proposed by KNV does not handle

complex eigenvalue assignment, but its implementation as "place"

does, in an ad hoc fashion.)

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From: Lester Ingber <ingber@ingber.com>

Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 16:40:17 -0400

**Subject: Change of Address for Lester Ingber**

I will be leaving my position as Director R&D at DUNN Capital Management

in Stuart FL early this coming June. Any correspondence should be sent

to ingber@ingber.com.

Thanks.

Lester

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From: Julie Haenisch <Julie_Haenisch@pupress.princeton.edu>

Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 08:12:52 -0400

**Subject: New Book, Complex Analysis**

New from Princeton University Press

Complex Analysis

Elias M. Stein and Rami Shakarchi

http://pup.princeton.edu/titles/7563.html

With this second volume, we enter the intriguing world of complex analysis.

From the first theorems on, the elegance and sweep of the results is

evident. The starting point is the simple idea of extending a function

initially given for real values of the argument to one that is defined when

the argument is complex. From there, one proceeds to the main properties of

holomorphic functions, whose proofs are generally short and quite

illuminating: the Cauchy theorems, residues, analytic continuation, the

argument principle.

Read more online:

http://pup.princeton.edu/titles/7563.html

Cloth | 2003 | $49.95 / =A335.00 | ISBN: 0-691-11385-8

392 pp. | 6 x 9 | 64 line illus.

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From: Francisco Facchinei <soler@dis.uniroma1.it>

Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 18:50:55 +0200

**Subject: New Book, Finite-dimensional Variational Inequalities**

Title: Finite-Dimensional Variational Inequalities and

Complementarity Problems, Volumes I and II

Authors: Francisco Facchinei and Jong-Shi Pang

Series: Springer Series in Operations Research.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag, New York, 2003 (www.springer-ny.com)

ISBN: 0-387-95580-1 and 0-387-95581-X

This book presents a rigorous and state-of-the art treatment of

variational inequalities and complementarity problems in finite dimensions.

This class of mathematical programming problems provides a powerful

framework for the unified analysis and development of efficient solution

algorithms for a wide range of equilibrium problems in economics,

engineering, finance, and applied sciences. New research material and

recent results, not otherwise easily accessible, are presented in a

self-contained and consistent matter. The book is published in two volumes,

with the first volume concentrating on the basic theory and the second on

iterative algorithms. Both volumes contain abundant exercises and

feature extensive bibliographies. Written with a wide range of readers

in mind, including graduate students and researchers in applied mathematics,

numerical analysis, optimization, and operations research as well as

computational economists and engineers, the book aims at being an enduring

reference on the subject and at providing the foundation for its continued

growth.

Those who are interested in getting more information on the book

can consult the web page

http://www.dis.uniroma1.it/~facchinei/VICPbook.shtml

They will find there, among other things, the table of contents of the

book along with its preface and the complete bibliography.

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From: Sara Ackerman <sackerman@cup.org>

Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 15:15:09 -0400

**Subject: New Book, Generalized Reimann Problems in CFD**

Released in April 2003, a new book by Matania Ben-Artzi and Joseph Falcovitz

called

Generalized Riemann Problems in Computational Fluid Dynamics

2003, 366 pp. Hardback

Cambridge University Press, ISBN: 0-521-77296-6

Price in US Dollars: $75.00

Price in Pounds: $55.00

The primary goal of numerical simulation of compressible, in viscid

time-dependent flow is to represent the time evolution of complex flow

patterns. Developed by Matania Ben-Artzi and Joseph Falcovitz, the

Generalized Riemann Problem (GRP) algorithm comprises some of the most

commonly used numerical schemes of this process. This monograph presents the

GRP methodology ranging from underlying mathematical principles through

basic scheme analysis and scheme extensions. The book is intended for

researchers and graduate students of applied mathematics, science and

engineering.

Table of Contents: Preface; Contents; List of Figures; 1. Introduction Part

I. Basic Theory 2. Scalar Conservation Laws; Appendix A--Entropy Conditions

for Scalar Conservation Laws 3. The

GRP Method for Scalar Conservation Laws; Appendix B - Convergence of the

Godunov Scheme 4. Systems of Conservation Laws Appendix C--Riemann Solver

for a Y-Law Gas 5. The Generalized Riemann Problem (GRP) for Compressible

Fluid Dynamics Appendix D--the MUSCL Scheme

6. Analytical and Numerical Treatment of Fluid Dynamical Problems Part II.

Numerical Implementation: 7. From the GRP Algorithm to Scientific Computing

8. Geometric Extensions

9. A Physical Extension: Reacting Flow 10. Wave Interaction in a Duct--a

Comparative Study; Bibliography; Glossary; Index

For more information, including how to order this text, please visit

http://us.cambridge.org/mathematics

Or in Europe visit:

http://cambridge.org/mathematics

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From: Stephen Davis <stephen.f.davis@us.army.mil>

Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 13:14:03 -0400

**Subject: Research Position at Army Research Office**

For details go to the web site:

http://www.cpol.army.mil/va/scripts/public.html

and type in announcement number ACU301012

Unfortunately, time is short.

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

Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 14:24:06 -0500

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

Journal of Computational Analysis and

Applications:Vol.5,No.1,January 2003

Table of Contents

A SPECIAL ISSUE ON "APPROXIMATION THEORY AND WAVELETS"

GUEST EDITORS:Don Hong and Michael Prophet

1)"An n-dimensional Hahn-Banach extension theorem and minimal

projections",................................................,1

B.L.Chalmers.

2)"Hahn-Banach operators:a

review",B.L.Chalmers,M.I.Ostrovskii,B.Shekhtman,..............,11

3)"Algorithm for optimal triangulations in scattered data representation and

implementation",B.W.Dyer,Don Hong,............................,25

4)"Wavelet image compressor-minimage",Hao Gu,Don Hong,M.Barrett,..45

5)"Bivariate polynomial natural spline interpolation algorithms with local

basis for scattered data",Lutai Guan,............................,77

6)"Construction of multivariate interpolation by using Carlitz's inversion

formulas",Tian Xiao He,..........................................,103

7)"On a constrained optimal location algorithm",R.Huotari and

M.P.Prophet,.....................................................,119

8)"Rational Approximation of analytic functions having generalised

orders of rate of growth",V.A.Prokhorov,.........................,129

9)"A note on Wavelets and Diffusions",J.J.Shen,..................,147

10)"Multiwavelets and Integer transforms",Patrick J.Van Fleet,....,161

11)"Interpolating Cubic Spline Wavelet packet on arbitrary partitions",

Jianzhong Wang,...................................................,179.

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