NA Digest Tuesday, January 26, 1988 Volume 88 : Issue 4

This weeks Editor: Cleve Moler

Today's Topics:


Date: Tue, 19 Jan 88 11:05:54 IST
>From: Jonathan Golan <>
Subject: Computer Science Openings at the University of Haifa

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of
Haifa, Haifa, Israel, is looking for Hebrew-speaking faculty members
in computer science, and especially in artificial intelligence, software
engineering, and in the application of advanced mathematical techniques
to the design of computer systems.

Applicants are requested to send a curriculum vitae to me via BITNET or
to write to directly to the university.


Date: Wed, 20 Jan 88 17:53:58 CST
>From: Lee Schneider <>
Subject: "Numerical Recipes" in C

Does anyone know of a book that gives examples of numerical computation
using C, along the lines of "Numerical Recipes?" Such books seem
not to exist.

Please reply to me directly if possible, as I am not a regular reader.

Lee Schneider


>From: J.G.McWhirter <>
To: na <>
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 88 15:46
Subject: Conference on Signal Processing at Warwick
conference please write to:
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 88 08:56:02 EDT
>From: Richard Heiberger <>
: Positions in Statistics at Temple

Faculty Positions

Department of Statistics
Temple University

We have the following openings for September 1988: at least
one tenure-track position, rank open, for a statistician with
an excellent record of published theoretical and applied
research, and several visiting positions for statisticians
active in research and teaching. Biostatisticians and
researchers specializing in categorical data analysis are
particularly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Statistics has 24 full-time and 10
affiliated faculty, and 50 students in our M.S.-Ph.D.
programs. We have our own UNIX-based VAX 11/750 computer
and Sun Workstations, and Statistics Library. Extensive
computing and library facilities are also available
throughout the University. The Department is located on
the main Temple Campus, close to Philadelphia's center
city with its many cultural, dining and shopping

To apply, send your CV and three letters of reference to
Burt Holland, Recruiting Committee Chair, Department of
Statistics, Speakman Hall, 006-00, Temple University,
Philadelphia PA 19122. Temple University is an
affirmative-action/equal opportunity employer. Women
and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Date: Fri, 22 Jan 88 15:07:01 EST
>From: Graeme Fairweather <>
Subject: Conference on Boundary Element Method at Kentucky


The University of Kentucky will host an NSF-CBMS Regional Conference on
Mathematical Foundations of the Boundary Element Method with Wolfgang L.
Wendland of the University of Stuttgart as the Principal Lecturer. This
conference has been funded by the National Science Foundation and will
be held on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington,
Kentucky, during the period May 9-13, 1988. Professor Wendland will
deliver a series of ten lectures covering the following topics:

- Representation formulas and boundary potentials

- Boundary integral equations as pseudo-differential

- Variational formulation and strong ellipticity

- Stability and convergence of Galerkin methods for strongly
elliptic problems

- Boundary element Galerkin methods for strongly elliptic

- Collocation boundary element methods for two-dimensional

- Collocation boundary element methods in three dimensions

- Numerical integration

- Singularities

- Open problems

There will be additional lectures by invited speakers, and time will be
provided for group discussions among participants. Some contributed
talks may also be scheduled. Partial support for a limited number of
participants is available.

To obtain registration forms for the conference, contact

Graeme Fairweather
NSF-CBMS Conference Director
Department of Mathematics
715 Patterson Office Tower
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0027

Electronic mail addresses: MAT110@UKCC.BITNET
Acknowledge-To: <MAT110@UKCC>


Date: 22 Jan 88 16:26 MST
>From: H.D.Mittelmann <aihdm@asuacad.bitnet> <na.mittelmann>
Subject: Nondifferentiable Optimization

Which public-domain programs are available for the minimization of
non-convex piecewise-smooth real functions f(x), x a vector of n>>1
real variables (no constraints), and how can they be obtained?
Any information is appreciated.

Hans D. Mittelmann, Dept. Math., Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-1804
(602) 965 6595


Date: Mon, 25 Jan 88 13:39:46 PST
Subject: Legendre Functions of Half-integer Degree

I would like to know of good software for evaluating Legendre functions of
the first kind, degree equal to half an odd integer, order either integral
or half-integral, and argument real and greater than one. That is:
nu+1/2 is an integer,
either mu is an integer or mu+1/2 is an integer,
eta is real.
Please reply to or to .
-- Bas Braams (princeton plasma physics laboratory)


Date: Tue, 26 Jan 88 11:31:26 PST
>From: (The NA-NET)
Subject: This Digest

This digest is the first to be sent out through our new distribution
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