**Today's Topics:**

- New book: "A History of Scientific Computing"
- Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software
- The Australian Journal of Combinatorics
- SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis
- SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications

From: Tony Chan <chan@math.ucla.edu>

Date: Thu, 26 Jul 90 21:20:11 -0700

I'd like to call my fellow colleaques' attention to the recently published

book "A History of Scientific Computing", Stephen G. Nash (ed.),

ACM Press, History Series, 1990. It contains the proceedings of a conference

with the same title held in Princeton, NJ, in 1987 (which I attended).

The book has interesting articles by many pioneers in our field,

and should make interesting readings for professionals

and graduate students alike. Here is the list of authors:

Goldstine, Parlett, Varah, Cohen, Buneman, Birkhoff, Gear and Skeel, Peaceman,

Cooley, Dantzig, Oden, Hestenes, Young, Block, Varga, Isaacson, Rice,

Froberg, Metropolis, Todd, Wheeler, Fox, Gutknecht, Babuska and Kublanovskaya.

Certainly a who's-who list in scientific computing!

Since I don't have space to list all the titles, I leave that to your

imagination!

Happy reading,

Tony Chan

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From: Jorge More <more@antares.mcs.anl.gov>

Date: Mon, 23 Jul 90 16:15:12 CDT

In honor of the outstanding contributions of James Hardy Wilkinson

to the field of numerical software, Argonne National Laboratory,

the National Physical Laboratory, and the Numerical Algorithms

Group announce a numerical software prize of US $ 1000.

The first prize will be awarded at the International Conference

in Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 91), July 8-12, 1991.

Entries for the first award should be sent to the Board of Trustees,

Wilkinson Prize for Numerical software, at one of the following two addresses:

Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd Argonne National Laboratory

Wilkinson House Mathematics and Computer Science Division

Jordan Hill Road 9700 South Cass Avenue

Oxford OX2 8DR Argonne, Illinois, 60439

United Kingdom United States

The Board of Trustees of the Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software

will make the award to the entry that best addresses all phases of

the preparation of high quality numerical software. The software

must be written in a widely available high-level programming

language, and must execute on a significant class of computers.

Each author of an entry must be under 40 years of age on the first

of January of the year of the award. Each entry must be accompanied

by a paper describing the software and its implementation. If no entry

meets the minimum standard for the award, the Board of Trustees

reserves the right not to award the prize. The Board of Trustees may

decide that the prize is to be shared by two or more entries.

The deadline for submission of entries for the first Wilkinson Prize

has been extended to November 1, 1990.

RULES FOR SUBMISSION

Each entrant or group of entrants must supply:

1. Software written in a widely available high-level programming language.

The software must execute on a significant class of computers.

The machines on which the software is executable must be stated.

2. A paper describing the algorithm and the software implementation.

If appropriate, the paper should give an analysis of the algorithm

and the software. Special programming features should be indicated.

3. Documentation of the software which describes its purpose and method of use.

4. Examples of use of the software, including a test program and data.

5. A one or two page summary of the main features of the algorithm and

software implementation.

Submissions must be in English.

Software can be submitted on 9-track ascii tape (1600bpi),

9-track tar tape, cartridge tar tape, or MS-DOS formatted diskettes.

The award will be made to the entrant who best addresses all phases

of the preparation of high quality numerical software. Among them:

Clarity of the paper describing the algorithm, of the software

implementation, and of the documentation of the software.

Portability, reliability, and efficiency of the software implementation.

Depth of analysis of the algorithm and the software.

Importance of application addressed by the software.

Quality of the test software.

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From: John Holt <jnh@axiom.maths.uq.oz.au>

Date: Thu, 19 Jul 90 16:32:18 +1000

THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF COMBINATORICS

The Australian Journal of Combinatorics is a new journal devoted to the

publication of research concerning all aspects of combinatorics, pure

and applied. It is intended that at least two volumes of the journal will

appear each year. Volume 1 appeared in March this year, and Volume 2 will

be out around September.

An important area which the the Editors wish to encourage is

combinatorial optimization and its applications in Operations Research.

Editor -in-Chief: Professor A.P. Street (aps@axiom.maths.uq.oz.au)

Managing Editor : Dr A.J. Rahilly (ajr@axiom.maths.uq.oz.au)

Associate Editors:

Dr E.J. Billington (ejb@ ...)

Dr D.M. Donovan (dmd@ ...)

Dr J.N. Holt (jnh@ ...)

Dr S. Oates-Williams (sw@ ...)

all located at

Editorial Office of The Australian J. of Combinatorics

Department of Mathematics

The University of Queensland 4072

Queensland

AUSTRALIA

Submission Details:

Intending contributors should submit two copies of manuscripts to any of

the above. The journal is produced using a photo-offset process. Because

of this, it is important that manuscripts are prepared so as to occupy

a 6 inch * 9 inch (152mm * 229mm) rectangular area centred on each page.

The title page should exhibit the order: title, author(s), abstract,

followed immediately by the body of the paper.

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From: SIAM Publications Department <SIAMPUBS@wharton.upenn.edu>

Date: Tue, 24 Jul 90 10:09 EDT

SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis, 21-6

November 1990

Table of Contents

Michael Renardy

Local existence of solutions of the Dirichlet initial-boundary value

problem for incompressible hypoelastic materials

Ricardo Ricci

Traveling wave solutions of the Stefan and the ablation problems

Gabriel Nguetseng

Asymptotic analysis for a stiff variational problem arising in mechanics

J. Bebernes and A. Lacey

Finite-time blowup for a particular parabolic system

Christoph Pospiech

A Dirichlet problem exhibiting global bifurcation with symmetry breaking

Martin Krupa

Bifurcations of relative equilibria

A. Bamberger and A. S. Bonnet

Mathematical analysis of the guided modes of an optical fiber

Alan R. Bishop, Randy Flesch, M. Gregory Forest, David W.

McLaughlin, and Edward A. Overman

Correlations between chaos in a perturbed Sine-Gordon

equation and a truncated model system

David Colton and Lassi Paivarinta

Far-field patterns for electromagnetic waves in an inhomogeneous medium

Asher Ben-Artzi and Amos Ron

On the integer translates of a compactly supported function:

dual bases and linear projectors

Mohamed Sami ElBialy

Collision singularities in celestial mechanics

T. M. Dunster

Uniform asymptotic solutions of second-order linear differential equations

having a double pole with complex exponent and a coalescing turning point

A. Fitouhi and M. M. Hamza

A uniform expansion for the eigenfunction of a singular second-order

differential operator

Yang Kuang and Alan Feldstein

Monotonic and oscillatory solutions of a linear neutral

delay equation with infinite lag

A. Baider and R. C. Churchill

On monodromy groups of second-order Fuchsian equations

For additional information, please contact Vickie Kearn, Publisher, Society

for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), 3600 University City Science

Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688; telephone: (215) 382-9800; Fax: (215)

386-7999; e-mail: siampubs@wharton.upenn.edu.

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From: SIAM Publications Department <SIAMPUBS@wharton.upenn.edu>

Date: Tue, 24 Jul 90 10:09 EDT

SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications

October 1990 Volume 11, Number 4

Table of Contents

Roger A. Horn and Roy Mathias

An Analog of the Cauchy-Schwarz Inequality for Hadamard

Products and Unitarily Invariant Norms

G. Cybenko and M. Berry

Hyperbolic Householder Algorithms for Factoring Structured Matrices

Nicholas J. Higham

Bounding the Error in Gaussian Elimination for Tridiagonal Systems

Paul Binding

Simultaneous Diagonalisation of Several Hermitian Matrices

Dario Bini and Fabio Di Benedetto

Solving the Generalized Eigenvalue Problem for Rational Toeplitz Matrices

Yitsak M. Ram, Joab J. Blech, and Simon G. Braun

Eigenproblem Error Bounds with Application to Symmetric Dynamic

System Modification

Daniel Hershkowitz and Hans Schneider

On the Inertia of Intervals of Matrices

Jesse L. Barlow and Udaya B. Vemulapati

An Improved Method for One-Way Dissection with Singular Diagonal Blocks

W. Glunt, T.L. Hayden, S. Hong, and J. Wells

An Alternating Projection Algorithm for Computing the Nearest Euclidean

Distance Matrix

William F. Trench

Spectral Evolution of a One-Parameter Extension of a Real Symmetric

Toeplitz Matrix

Daniel Hershkowitz

Positive Semidefinite Pattern Decompositions

A. Hadjidimos and D. Noutsos

The Young-Eidson Algorithm: Applications and Extensions

Daniel Boley

Estimating the Sensitivity of the Algebraic Structure of

Pencils with Simple Eigenvalue Estimates

Christian H. Bischof, John G. Lewis, and Daniel J. Pierce

Incremental Condition Estimation for Sparse Matrices

For additional information, please contact Vickie Kearn,

Publisher, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 3600

University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688;

215-382-9800; fax: 215-386-7999; e-mail:

siampubs@wharton.upenn.edu.

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