**Today's Topics:**

- Rutishauser's Notes Translated by Gautschi
- Trivariate Scattered Data Interpolation
- Maryland Technical Reports Available via FTP
- SIAG-LA Linear Algebra Prize
- IMA Postdoctroages in Industrial Mathematics
- World Nonlinear Congress

From: Walter Gander <gander@inf.ethz.ch>

Date: 26 Nov 90 14:32 +0100

This November 20 years have passed since Prof. Heinz Rutishauser

(a great pioneer in numerical analysis) died (at the age of 51,

November 11, 1970).

Birkhaeuser Boston finally printed an English version of his "Lectures

Notes on Numerical Mathematics", a book that appeared in German 1976

written by Martin Gutknecht using manuscripts of Rutishauser.

The translation was carefully done by Walter Gautschi (Purdue

University). Of course one can argue that now these "Lectures" are

only of historical interest any more. However Gautschi added to each

chapter notes that show later developments and he also includes new

references. This makes this book quite interesting. Therefore I can

recommend it to the na people.

Here is the reference:

Heinz Rutishauser: Lectures Notes on Numerical Mathematics,

Translated by Walter Gautschi, Birkhaeuser Boston, 1990.

- Walter Gander

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From: Richard Franke <0083P%NAVPGS.BITNET@Forsythe.Stanford.EDU>

Date: Wed, 28 Nov 90 09:30:14 PST

Gregory M. Nielson and Richard Franke announce the intention to

construct and perform a series of tests of methods for

interpolation/approximation of scattered data in three

independent variables. We are presently soliciting:

Methods -

We prefer algorithms implemented in C or Fortran. We will

consider algorithms that have not been implemented, but . . .

Data sets -

We will probably use only a few x-y-z-w data sets, since

evaluation of performance on such data is largely subjective (we

agree that some subjective evaluation is necessary). We also

need suggestions of x-y-z data sets at which to evaluate test

functions.

Test functions -

We need to have functions exhibiting a variety of behaviors.

Send us your favorite trivariate function.

Graphical display of trivariate functions -

We expect that the methodology will be similar (but better!)

than that used in Franke, Math. Comp. 38(1982)181-200. In the

trivariate case we expect to have much more reliance on

innovative graphical tools. Suggestions and programs for

graphical exploration of function behavior are also solicited.

We can be contacted as follows:

Prof. Gregory M. Nielson Prof. Richard Franke

Department of Computer Science Department of Mathematics

Arizona State University Naval Postgraduate School

Tempe, AZ 85827 Monterey, CA 93940

Phone: 602/965-2785 Phone: 408/646-2758

Fax: 602/965-2751 Fax: 408/646-2355

Email: Email:

Nielson at enuxva.eas.asu.edu 0083p at cc.nps.navy.mil

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From: Pete Stewart <stewart@cs.UMD.EDU>

Date: Thu, 29 Nov 90 08:26:44 -0500

I am making dvi files of my current technical reports available for

anonymous ftp on my workstation, thales. Here is a sample session:

ftp thales.cs.umd.edu

Connected to thales.cs.umd.edu.

220 thales FTP server (Version 4.4 Tue Jan 9 12:42:17 EST 1990) ready.

Name: anonymous

331 Guest login ok, send ident as password.

Password:

230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.

ftp> cd pub/reports

200 CWD command okay.

ftp> get README

200 PORT command okay.

150 Opening data connection for README (128.8.128.81,1218) (1084 bytes).

226 Transfer complete.

local: README remote: README

1115 bytes received in 0.02 seconds (54 Kbytes/s)

ftp> bye

221 Goodbye.

As you can see the reports are in the the directory /pub/reports.

The file README has further information. You will probably want to

get the files Contents and Abstracts on your first session. Once you

have the files, the responsibility for printing them out is yours. I

do not have the experise to help you with font problems. Otherwise,

please let me know of any glitches.

Happy hunting,

Pete Stewart

stewart@thales.cs.umd.edu

na.pstewart@na-net.stanford.edu

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From: Michael T. Heath <mth@indigo.EPM.ORNL.GOV>

Date: Wed, 28 Nov 90 09:41:55 -0500

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

SIAG-LA LINEAR ALGEBRA PRIZE

Nominations are hereby solicited for the 1991 SIAM/LA Linear Algebra

Prize. The SIAM/LA Linear Algebra Prize is sponsored by the SIAM

Activity Group on Linear Algebra and awarded every three years to the

author(s) of the best paper in applicable linear algebra published in

English in a peer-reviewed journal during the preceding three calendar

years. For the 1991 Prize, nominated papers must bear a journal

publication date of 1988, 1989, or 1990. The 1991 Prize will be

presented in a Prize Ceremony to take place at the Fourth SIAM

Conference on Applied Linear Algebra, which will be held in

Minneapolis, Minnesota, on September 11-14, 1991. Nominated papers

should contain significant research contributions to the field of

linear algebra that have direct or potential applications. Nominated

papers will be judged by a Prize Committee appointed by the SIAM

President and consisting of the following persons:

Michael T. Heath (Oak Ridge), Chair

Chandler Davis (Toronto)

Stanley C. Eisenstat (Yale)

Alan J. Hoffman (IBM)

Henry Wolkowicz (Waterloo)

The prize will consist of a plaque and certificate; there will be no

cash award. At least one of the awardees will be expected to attend the

Prize Ceremony and present the winning paper. The winner(s) will also

be announced in the SIAM News and the SIAG/LA Newsletter. All

nominations must be received by January 31, 1991 to be considered for

the award. Nominations should give a full bibliographic citation for

the paper and a brief statement outlining the justification for the

nomination in terms of its importance and impact. Written or e-mail

nominations of outstanding papers can be submitted to any member of the

Prize Committee but for brevity only the Committee Chairman's address

is given below:

Dr. Michael T. Heath

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

P.O. Box 2009, Bldg. 9207A

Oak Ridge, TN 37831-8083

(For FedEx or UPS use "Bear Creek Road" instead of P.O. Box)

phone: 615-574-3130 (voice), 615-574-0680 (fax)

email: mth@msr.epm.ornl.gov

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From: Richard Brualdi <brualdi@math.wisc.edu>

Date: Wed, 28 Nov 90 17:54:38 cst

New IMA Postdoctorates In

Industrial Mathematics

(MOLECULAR BIOLOGY)

Contributed by: Richard A. Brualdi

The Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA) in

Minneapolis announces 2 new one-to-two year positions in Industrial

Mathematics, effective September 1, 1991. These appointments

are in addition to the 4 IMA Postdoctorates in Industrial

Mathematics positions announced earlier.

The new positions are funded jointly by the IMA

and by Cray Research. Industrial Mathematics

Postdoctorates are designed to prepare mathematicians

for research careers involving industrial interaction.

Applicants should have received their Ph. D.'s in

Mathematics or Applied Mathematics by September 1, 1991.

Background in applied linear algebra and/or numerical

analysis is desired but no knowledge in molecular biology is

required. Postdoctorates will spend 50% effort working with

scientists from Cray Research on one of the following topics:

(1) Protein folding for drug research

(2) Searching algorithms for genetic simulation,

and 50\% effort in the regular IMA program.

The following materials must be submitted (all material

should arrive by January 15, 1991):

(1) Personal statement of scientific interests, research plans,

and reasons for wishing to participate in this program.

(This is an essential part of the appplication.)

(2) Curriculum vitae and a list of publications.

(3) Three letters of recommendation, to be sent

directly to the IMA.

All correspondence should be sent to

INDUSTRIAL MATHEMATICS POSTDOCTORATE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

INSTITUTE FOR MATHEMATICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

514 VINCENT HALL

206 CHURCH ST. S.E.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55455-0436

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity

educator and employer, and specifically

invites and encourages applications from women and

minorities.

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From: Donald W. Fausett <dfausett@zach.fit.edu>

Date: Wed, 28 Nov 90 10:24:41 EST

WORLD CONGRESS OF NONLINEAR ANALYSTS

Melbourne, Florida USA

August 19-26, 1992

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT: The Global Scientific Advisory Committee

(GSAC) is pleased to announce that the First World Congress of

Nonlinear Analysts will be held from Wednesday, August 19 through

Wednesday, August 26, 1992 at Florida Institute of Technology in

Melbourne, Florida, USA.

The interest in mathematical analysis of nonlinear phenomena has led

to increased interdependency and cooperation among scientists across

traditional disciplinary barriers, and this collaboration has proved

to be rewarding and stimulating. Also, industrial recognition of

using nonlinear mathematical models for solving problems of technology

is increasing because of the fast development of large-scale

computers. It is, therefore, clear that the attempt to understand the

nonlinear world will dominate large parts of mathematics in most areas

of science and technology in future years. Thus, there is a definite

need to have a forum, on a global basis, to forge unity in diversity

and for bringing more cooperation and collaboration into the world

community of nonlinear analysts. It is with this spirit we feel that

it is desirable to have, periodically, a world congress.

GLOBAL SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE: K.J. Arrow, F.E. Browder, K.C.

Chang, R. Conti, K.V. Frolov, J. Hale, K. Ito, W. Jager, T. Kato, M.A.

Krasnoselskii, J. Kurzweil, O. Ladyzenskaya, V. Lakshmikantham, J.L.

Lions, Li Ta-Tsien (Li Da-Qian), G.I. Marchuk, V.M. Matrosov, Yu. A.

Mitropolsky, L. Nirenberg, C. Olech, I. Prigogine, P.A. Samuelson,

A.A. Samarsky and M.P. Singh.

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM: There will be approximately 20 invited expository

addresses covering recent developments in major areas of Nonlinear

Analysis and about 120 invited lectures divided into the following six

main sections that will have subsections:

1. Nonlinear Operators

2. Calculus of Variations and Optimization; Control Theory; and

Systems Analysis

3. Numerical and Computational Aspects; Mathematical Modelling

4. Dynamic Systems

5. Stochastic Analysis and Applications

6. Real-World Applications

There will be opportunity to present short communications, organize

informal seminars and propose special seminars. All invited lectures

will be published in the proceedings of WCNA-92. More details

concerning location, travel facilities, social events,

preregistration, accommodations, submission of abstracts, scientific

program and invited lectures will be provided in the second

announcement. If you desire to receive the second announcement,

kindly print your name and permanent address on a card and mail it to:

Professor V. Lakshmikantham

Chairman, GSAC

Florida Institute of Technology

Department of Applied Mathematics

Melbourne, Florida 32901 USA

Telephone: (407) 768-8000 ext. 8091 or 7412

FAX: (407) 984-8461

Internet: gsac@zach.fit.edu

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