- Today's Editor:
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- Spheroidal Harmonics
- Finding Singular Submatrices
- Non-Boussinesq Models for Convection
- Preconditioners for Complex Linear Systems
- New Address for Daniel Okunbor
- New Book, Efficient Solvers for Incompressible Flow Problems
- New Book, Large Scale Linear and Integer Optimization
- Workshop on Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing
- Midwest Numerical Analysis Day 1999
- Workshop on Optimisation in Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Symposium on Computational Mechanics in Semiconductor Technology
- Research Position at Johannes Kepler University
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- Contents, Monte Carlo Methods and Applications
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From: Paul Abbott <paul@physics.uwa.edu.au>

Date: Tue, 29 Dec 1998 21:56:44 +0800

**Subject: Spheroidal Harmonics**

I am looking for the "best" Spheroidal Harmonics codes presently available.

I'm interested in both the Radial and Angular, Oblate and Prolate cases.

Also, a bibliography of Spheroidal Harmonics literature, especially that

which discusses the numerical analysis of such codes, would be very helpful.

Cheers,

Paul

Paul Abbott

Department of Physics

The University of Western Australia

Nedlands WA 6907

AUSTRALIA

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From: Antonio Costa <apcosta@civil.ist.utl.pt>

Date: Thu, 7 Jan 1999 09:39:53 -0000

**Subject: Finding Singular Submatrices**

Dear Sirs,

I am a PhD student working on mechanics. I have a problem of

Linear Algebra for which I do not know if there is a "solution".

This problem consists in detecting if a real square matrix is

degenerate. In other words, I would like to find an efficient method

to see if a real square matrix (generally nonsymmetric) has one or

more singular principal submatrices. Of course that the (basic) way

of calculation of all the 2**N-1 principal minors is not "possible" to

use for matrices of large dimension N. I should add that I am

not interested in checking if there is a principal minor exactly

zero but it is sufficient for me to detect if there is one (or more)

principal minors sufficiently close to zero.

Do you know if such a "smart" method exists?

Where should I try to find such a method/algorithm?

I sincerely hope that it exists!

I thank you very much in advance for your attention.

Yours sincerely,

Antonio Costa

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From: Konstantin A. Nadolin <nadolin@ns.math.rsu.ru>

Date: Mon, 4 Jan 1999 13:18:17 +0300

**Subject: Non-Boussinesq Models for Convection**

Dear colleagues,

I'm seeking for partners to work together in the field of the

treatment the non-Boussinesq models for natural convection. My dream

is to organize an "virtual" international research group. (I haven't

pride to be a leader of it.) "Virtual" means that in the beginning

stage we can connect through Internet. As one of the aims of this

partnership, in my mind, is to win grants (as INTAS grants for

example) and to publish papers in prestige international journals. If

you interesting in this activity, if you want (and can) to be leader of

this group or if you have rights to participate in nice grant

competitions in this field of research e-mail me and enjoy!

I have a good experience in the analytical and numerical investigation

of various stability problems and experimenters welcome especially.

My e-mail: nadolin@ns.rnd.runnet.ru.

Some information you can found in: http://www.rsu.ru/~nadolin

Yours,

Konstantin A. Nadolin

Mechanical & Mathematical Dept.

Rostov State University.

Russia

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From: Jun Zhang <jzhang@cs.uky.edu>

Date: Sun, 10 Jan 1999 17:41:53 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Preconditioners for Complex Linear Systems**

Dear Colleagues,

I am volunteering to help someone in industry to solve a

complex valued system of linear equations of the form

C x = b [1]

where everything are complex numbers. I know many iterative

methods, including Krylov subspace methods, can be operated

in complex numbers directly on [1]. Since I do not have any

experience in dealing with complex linear systems and I

have several preconditioners that work well with real matrices,

I converted [1] into an equivalent real valued system like

[ A -B ] [x] = [c] [2]

[ B A ] [y] = [d]

Now everything are real numbers. I then apply preconditioned

Krylov subspace methods to [2]. I can solve [2] without

any big problem, but such an approach does not seem

most suitable in terms of efficiency. Obviously, we can

do much better by exploiting special structure of [2]

and by using Schur complement approach.

Before I start developing any specialized method for

solving [2], I would like to get some opinion from experts

in solving complex linear systems as which equation is

traditionally solved, [1] or [2]. In other words, which

approach is more efficient: to solve the complex valued

system [1] directly by (complex) iterative methods, or

to solve a double size real valued system [2]?

Any responses will be highly appreciated.

Jun Zhang

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From: Daniel Okunbor <dokunbor@mcs.umes.umd.edu>

Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 16:06:09 EDT

**Subject: New Address for Daniel Okunbor**

I recently relocated to Salisbury, Maryland. My new address is

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Princess Anne, MD 21853

Phone: 410-651-6424

Fax: 410-651-6259

E-mail: dokunbor@mcs.umes.umd.edu

URL: http://www.hawk.umes.edu/dokunbor/

Thanks,

Daniel Okunbor

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From: Thanh-Ha LeThi <LeThi@Springer.de>

Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 09:50:34 +0100

**Subject: New Book, Efficient Solvers for Incompressible Flow Problems**

Stefan Turek "Efficient Solvers for Incompressible Flow Problems - An

Algorithmic and Computational Approach", Lecture Notes in Computational

Science and Engineering Vol. 6, Springer-Verlag, due March 1999

ISBN 3-540-65433-X DM 149,00/U.S.$ 99,00 XIII, 310 pp

"This book discusses recent numerical and algorithmic tools for the solution

of certain flow problems arising in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD),

which are governed by the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. It

contains several of the latest results for the numerical solution of

(complex) flow problems on modern computer platforms. Particular emphasis is

put on the solution process of the resulting high dimensional discrete

systems of equations which is often neglected in other works. Together with

the included CD-ROM which contains the complete FEATFLOW 1.1 software and

parts of the "Virtual Album of Fluid Motion", which is a "Movie Gallery"

with lots of MPED videos, the interested reader is enabled to perform his

own numerical simulations or he may find numerous suggestions for improving

his own computational simulations."

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Martin Peters Phone: *49-6221-487 185

Senior Mathematics Editor FAX: *49-6221-487 355

Springer-Verlag

Tiergartenstrasse 17 E-mail: Peters@Springer.de

D-69121 Heidelberg, Germany http://www.springer.de/math/peters.html

Visit our Web site at http://www.springer.de

or http://www.springer-ny.com

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From: Kipp Martin <kmartin@gsbfac.uchicago.edu>

Date: Tue, 05 Jan 1999 16:21:22 -0600

**Subject: New Book, Large Scale Linear and Integer Optimization**

LARGE SCALE LINEAR AND INTEGER OPTIMIZATION: A Unified Approach

by Richard Kipp Martin, University of Chicago

Published November 1998 / Hardcover/ 760 pages

List price $169.00, adoption price for six or more copies for classroom use

- $95.00 / Prepublication price of $120.00 will expire on January 31, 1999

PART I/ Motivation and Chapter 1/ Linear and Integer Linear Optimization can

be downloaded for review purposes from the author's website at

<http://gsbkip.uchicago.edu/book/book.html>. A brief description of the

book and table of contents is below:

BRIEF DESCRIPTION:

There is a growing need in major industries such as airline, trucking,

financial engineering, etc. to solve very large linear and integer linear

optimization problems. Because of the dramatic increase in computing power,

it is now possible to solve these problems. Along with the increase in

computer power, the mathematical programming community has developed better

and more powerful algorithms to solve very large problems. These algorithms

are of interest to many researchers in the areas of operations

research/management science, computer science, and engineering. In this

book, Kipp Martin has systematically provided users with a unified treatment

of the algorithms and the implementation of the algorithms that are

important in solving large problems.

Parts I and II of Large Scale Linear and Integer Programming provide an

introduction to linear optimization using two simple but unifying

ideas-projection and inverse projection. The ideas of projection and inverse

projection are also extended to integer linear optimization. With the

projection-inverse projection approach, theoretical results in integer

linear optimization become much more analogous to their linear optimization

counterparts. Hence, with an understanding of these two concepts, the reader

is equipped to understand fundamental theorems in an intuitive way.

Part III presents the most important algorithms that are used in commercial

software for solving real-world problems. Part IV shows how to take

advantage of the special structure in very large scale applications through

decomposition. Part V describes how to take advantage of special structure

by modifying and enhancing the algorithms developed in Part III. This

section contains a discussion of the current research in linear and integer

linear programming. The author also shows in Part V how to take different

problem formulations and appropriately `modify' them so that the algorithms

from Part III are more efficient. Again, the projection and inverse

projection concepts are used in

Part V to present the current research in linear and integer linear

optimization in a very unified way.

While the book is written for a mathematically mature audience, no prior

knowledge of linear or integer linear optimization is assumed. The audience

is upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students in computer

science, applied mathematics, industrial engineering and operations

research/management science. Course work in linear algebra and analysis is

sufficient background.

CONTENTS:

Preface. Part I: Motivation. 1. Linear and Integer Linear Optimization.

Part II: Theory. 2. Linear Systems and Projection. 3. Linear Systems and

Inverse Projection. 4. Integer Linear Systems: Projection and Inverse

Projection. Part III: Algorithms. 5. The Simplex Algorithm. 6. More on

Simplex. 7. Interior Point Algorithms: Polyhedral Transformations. 8.

Interior Point Algorithms: Barrier Methods. 9. Integer Programming. Part

IV: Solving Large Scale Problems: Decomposition Methods. 10. Projection:

Benders's Decomposition Methods. 11. Inverse Projection: Dantzig-Wolfe

Decomposition. 12. Lagrangian Methods. Part V: Solving Large Scale

Problems: Using Special Structure. 13. Sparse Methods. 14. Network Flow

Linear Programs. 15. Large Integer Programs: Preprocessing and Cutting

Planes. 16. Large Integer Programs: Projection and Inverse Projection.

Part VI: Appendix. A. Polyhedral Theory. B. Complexity Theory. C. Basic

Graph Theory. D. Software and Test Problems. E. Notation. Bibliography.

References.

Author Index. Topic Index.

The book can be ordered through the publisher's website at

<http://www.wkap.nl> or with the order form that is linked to the author's

website.

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From: Victor Ganzha <ganzha@informatik.tu-muenchen.de>

Date: Mon, 4 Jan 1999 11:01:51 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Workshop on Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing**

The Second Workshop on Computer Algebra

in Scientific Computing

CASC-99

May 31 - June 4, 1999

Munich, Germany

First Announcement and Call for Papers

Topics

The methods of Scientific Computing play an important role in research

and engineering applications in the field of the natural and engineering

sciences.

The importance of computer algebra methods and computer algebra systems

for scientific computing has increased considerably in recent times.

During the last decade, a new generation of general-purpose computer algebra

systems such as Mathematica, Maple, MuPAD and Axiom have been developed,

which enable the user to solve the following three important tasks within a

uniform framework of the same system:

symbolic manipulations

numerical computations

visualization

A further development of such systems, including their adaptation to

parallel environments, puts them at the forefront in scientific computing

and enables the practical solution of many complex applied problems in the

domains of natural sciences and engineering knowledge.

Topics for CASC unites many important questions and methods of Scientific

Computing and the application of computer algebra, like

numerical simulation using computer algebra systems

parallel symbolic-numeric computations

symbolic-numeric interfaces

symplectic integration

construction of approximate solutions of differential

equations and dynamical systems

symbolic-numeric methods in celestial mechanics and general

relativity

algebraic methods for nonlinear equations and inequalities

computer algebra methods in pure mathematics

computational group theory

applications to the theory of error-correcting codes

problem-solving environments for partial differential equations

algorithmic and complexity considerations in computer algebra.

The workshop is intended to provide a forum for researchers and engineers

in the fields of mathematics, informatics, numerical analysis, etc.

An important goal of the workshop is to unite all these specialists for the

purpose of an efficient solution of many current questions and problems in

advanced Scientific Computing.

Workshop co-chairs

Vladimir Gerdt (Dubna)

Ernst Mayr (Munich)

Program Committee

Victor Edneral (Moscow)

Marc Gaetano (INRIA, Sophia)

Victor Ganzha (Munich, co-chair)

Richard Liska (Prague)

Roman Maeder (Zuerich)

Yuri Matiyasevich (St. Petersburg)

Stanly Steinberg (Albuquerque)

Nikolay Vassiliev (St. Petersburg)

Evgenii Vorozhtsov (Novosibirsk, co-chair)

Paul S. Wang (Kent)

Volker Weispfenning (Passau)

Christoph Zenger (Munich)

Local Organizing Committee

Herbert Fischer

Victor Ganzha, ganzha@in.tum.de

Ernst Mayr (chair), mayr@in.tum.de

Michal Mnuk (secretary), mnuk@in.tum.de

Proceedings

It is planned to have proceedings published by Springer Verlag,

containing the full papers and available at the Workshop.

Important dates

15 Jan 1999

Submission of the full paper (up to 20 pages)

or extended abstract (up to 4 pages)

20 Feb 1999

Notification of acceptance

20 March 1999

Camera-Ready papers must be received

2 May 1999

Deadline for advance registration at Workshop

Further, up-to-date information is available at

http://wwwmayr.informatik.tu-muenchen.de/konferenzen/CASC99/.

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From: Greg Fasshauer <fass@amadeus.csam.iit.edu>

Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 15:50:49 -0600 (EST)

**Subject: Midwest Numerical Analysis Day 1999**

MIDWEST NUMERICAL ANALYSIS DAY 1999

Saturday, April 24, 1999

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Stuart Building

10 West 31st Street

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Illinois

Scope of the Meeting:

The Midwest Numerical Analysis Day is an annual one-day conference

on numerical analysis and computational mathematics. This year, the

host will be the Department of Applied Mathematics, Illinois

Institute of Technology. The main purpose of this meeting is to

give those working in the fields of numerical analysis and

computational mathematics the opportunity to discuss their work to

meet with their colleagues. Graduate students are welcome.

Invited Speakers:

Will be announced shortly.

Organizers:

Greg Fasshauer and George Byrne

Department of Applied Mathematics

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, IL 60616

Website:

http://www.iit.edu/~am/events/naday99.html

Contacts:

Greg Fasshauer: fass@amadeus.csam.iit.edu or (312) 567-3149

George Byrne: gdbyrne@mediaone.net

FAX: (312) 567-5067

If you are interested in giving a contributed talk in the form of an

oral presentation or in a poster session, submit a title and short

abstract (indicating your preference of form) by April 2, 1999, either

via the signup form on our web site, or to one of the organizers

listed above.

No registration is required to simply attend.

Any updates, as well as directions to IIT and information about

accommodations can be found on the web at the address listed above.

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From: Bette Byrne <Bette.Byrne@comlab.ox.ac.uk>

Date: Fri, 08 Jan 1999 10:33:04 +0000

**Subject: Workshop on Optimisation in Computational Fluid Dynamics**

INSTITUTE FOR COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS

One-Day Workshop on Optimisation in

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Wednesday, 13th January, 1999

University of Oxford

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

This one-day workshop will discuss the role of optimisation in CFD.

The meeting affords an opportunity for researchers in different

communities to pool experiences from a number of relevant areas.

The workshop will take place at Oxford University Computing

Laboratory, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford, and is planned

to begin at 10.30 a.m. with coffee.

Speakers will include:

Prof A Keane (Southampton)

Multi-level optimization in transonic wing design.

Mrs C Holden and Dr A Wright (BAe, Sowerby)

Design optimisation of aerofoils using gradient based and

stochastic search methods.

Dr V V Toropov (Bradford)

Approximation techniques for design optimisation problems

with computationally expensive and noisy functions of

domain-dependent calculability.

Dr Y Hu (Daresbury Laboratory)

Parallel control random search algorithms for design

optimization.

Dr S Forth (RMCS, Shrivenham)

Automatic differentiation.

There will be a charge of 30 pounds for academics and 50 pounds for

non-academics to cover our expenses, which will include coffee, lunch and

tea. There will be a nominal charge of 15 poundsfor bona fide postgraduate

students. Please reply by Monday, 11th January, 1999, if you wish to attend.

If you require any further information please contact:

Mrs B C Byrne

Oxford University Computing Laboratory,

Wolfson Building, Parks Road,

Oxford OX1 3QD.

Tel: (01865) 273883

Fax: (01865) 273839

Email: bette@comlab.ox.ac.uk

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From: Krishnakumar Garikipati <krishna@gloworm.Stanford.EDU>

Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 16:16:33 -0800 (PST)

**Subject: Symposium on Computational Mechanics in Semiconductor Technology**

Announcement and Call for Abstracts

MINISYMPOSIUM ON COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS APPLIED TO

SEMICONDUCTOR AND MICROELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY

To be held at the Fifth U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics

Wednesday-Friday, August 4-6 1999, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO, USA

Symposium Organizers: K. Garikipati, R. W. Dutton and N. Aluru

This Minisymposium will provide a forum for discussion of reigning and

emerging applications of computational mechanics to problems arising

in the context of semiconductor technology. Treatment of the

inherent mechanics and application of numerical methods to such

problems are widespread. However, up to this point, there has been

little concerted effort at addressing this very broad area from the

standpoint of the computational mechanics community. The proposed

minisymposium aims to fill this vacancy.

Contributions are sought that deal with issues of mechanics,

thermodynamics and numerical methods in the following areas:

o Modelling of thermal oxidation

o Modelling of diffusion equations in integrated circuit processing

o Micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS)

o Microfluidics

o Mechanics of dielectric materials

o Coupled stress-diffusion models

o Electromigration

o Micro opto mechanical systems (MOMS)

o Semiconductor device modeling

o Levelset methods applied to moving boundaries and interfaces

Submission Instructions:

If you are interested in contributing to this MiniSymposium, please submit a

one-page abstract of up to 400 words by e-mail to krishna@gloworm.stanford.edu

or aluru@uiuc.edu on or before March 1, 1999.

Symposium organizers:

Krishna Garikipati, Center for Integrated Systems, 302X, Stanford

University, Stanford, CA 94305, krishna@gloworm.stanford.edu,

ph. (650)725-6240, fax. (650)725-7731

Robert W. Dutton, Center for Integrated Systems, 333X, Stanford

University, Stanford, CA 94305, dutton@gloworm.stanford.edu,

ph. (650)723-4138, fax. (650)725-7731

Narayana R. Aluru, 117 Transportation, MC 238, 104 S Matthews, Urbana,

IL 61801, aluru@uiuc.edu, ph. (217)333-1180.

Congress Program and Registration Information:

http://civil.colorado.edu/usnccm99

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From: Gundolf Haase <ghaase@numa.uni-linz.ac.at>

Date: Thu, 07 Jan 1999 11:11:53 +0100

**Subject: Research Position at Johannes Kepler University**

Ph.D. Student Position for Visualization

The ``Spezialforschungsbereich'' SFB F013 ''Numerical and Symbolic

Scientific Computing'' offers a Ph.D. student position for research

in ``Graphical Scientific Computing'' funded by the ``Austrian

Research Fund'' FWF for at least 2 years. The successful candidate

will be responsible for the graphical pre- and postprocessing and

the according services.

Besides the qualifications in the fields of software design and

visualization we expect the ability to work in an interdisciplinary

research environment.

The research activities will be part of the work of the SFB which is

concerned with the development of new numerical, symbolic and coupled

methods for the solution of field problems arising in mechanics,

electromagnetics and image processing. The methods are implemented in

innovative software packages. In particular, the large amount of data

arising from solving large scale problems (also in parallel) demands

for efficient methods for data partitioning and visualization.

Interested candidates are invited to send a CV together with a list of

publications as soon as possible to

O.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Langer

Speaker of the SFB

Johannes Kepler University Linz

Institute for Analysis and Computational Mathematics

Altenbergerstr. 69

A--4040 Linz

Austria

Tel. ++43-732-2468-9168

Fax ++43-732-2468--10

ulanger@numa.uni-linz.ac.at

For additional information send an email to : ghaase@numa.uni-linz.ac.at

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From: ETNA <etna@etna.mcs.kent.edu>

Date: Thu, 7 Jan 1999 17:27:35 -0500

**Subject: Special Issue of ETNA on Large Scale Eigenvalue Problems.**

The editors of Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA)

are pleased to announce the publication of a special issue on

Large Scale Eigenvalue Problems.

Contributors to this issue are

J. Baglama, Z. Bai, C. Beattie, D. Calvetti, J. Fattebert, E. Gallopoulos,

A. V. Knyazev, K. Meerbergen, E. Meijerink, D. P. Oleary, L. Reichel,

Y. Saad, V. Simoncini, G. L.G. Sleijpen, D. C. Sorensen, A. Stathopoulos

G. W. Stewart, H. A. van der Vorst, K. Wu, C. Yang, and Q. Ye

To access any of the papers in this special issue, point your browser

to http://etna.mcs.kent.edu and select Vol. 7, 1998.

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From: Kendall Atkinson <atkinson@math.uiowa.edu>

Date: Thu, 7 Jan 1999 22:04:48 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Journal of Integral Equations and Applications**

THE JOURNAL OF INTEGRAL EQUATIONS AND APPLICATIONS endeavors to

publish significant research papers and substantial expository/survey

papers in the theory, numerical analysis, and application of various

areas of integral equations, and to influence and shape developments

in this field. It is published 4 times per year, and the contents of

the next issue are given below.

The contents of past issues from Volume 8 onwards can be found by

going to the web site

http://math.la.asu.edu/~rmmc/jie/all.htm

Abstracts are provided of most papers, and submission procedures are

also given at this site. Information and links are also given at the

web site

http://www.math.uiowa.edu/~atkinson/jieapage.html

The issues #3 and #4 of Volume 10 are dedicated to Professor Phil

Anselone, Professor Emeritus of Oregon State University.

Contents of the Fall 1998 (Volume 10, #4) issue of THE JOURNAL

OF INTEGRAL EQUATIONS AND APPLICATIONS:

Introduction to Special Issue - Kendall Atkinson

Higher Accuracy Methods for Second-Kind Volterra Integral Equations

Based on Asymptotic Expansions of Iterated Galerkin Methods

By Hermann Brunner, Yanping Lin and Shuhua Zhang

Nonlinear Volterra Integro-Differential Equations -- Stability and

Numerical Stability of Theta-Methods

By Neville J. Ford, Christopher T.H. Baker and J.A. Roberts

Approximation and Commutator Properties of Projections onto Shift-

Invariant Subspaces and Applications to Boundary Integral Equations

By Siegfried Proessdorf and Joerg Schult

A Wavelet Algorithm for the Solution of a Singular Integral Equation

over a Smooth Two-Dimensional Manifold

By Andreas Rathsfeld

Parallel Methods for Nonstiff VIDEs

By P.J. van der Houwen

Numerical Conformal Mapping for Exterior Regions via the

Kerzman-Stein Kernal

By A. H. M. Murid, M. Z. Nashed and M. R. M. Razali

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From: Nikolai Simonov <nas@osmf.sscc.ru>

Date: Wed, 6 Jan 1999 20:23:18 +0600

**Subject: Contents, Monte Carlo Methods and Applications**

Monte Carlo Methods and Applications

Volume 4, 1998

Contents

Number 1, pp.1-94

K. Entacher, A. Uhl and Wegenkittl

Linear congruential generators for parallel Monte Carlo: the leap-frog case

1

N.A. Likhoded

Systolic arrays for the solution of systems of linear algebraic equations

by Monte Carlo method

17

I. Dimov and A. Karaivanova

Parallel computations of eigenvalues based on a Monte Carlo approach

33

M.Yu. Plotnikov and E.V. Shkarupa>

Error estimation and optimization in C-space of Monte Carlo iterative

solutin of nonlinear integral equations

53

A.V. Voytishek

Rejection methods for modelling of betta-distribution

73

B. Tuffin

Comments on "On the use of low discrepancy sequences in Monte Carlo

methods"

87

Number 2, pp.95-180

C. Papadopoulos

A new technique for MTTF estimation in highly relyable Markovian systems

95

Hajime Nakao

Time dependence of Eulerian velocity correlation tensor spectrum in

isotropic homogeneous turbulence

113

K.K. Sabelfeld and O.A. Kurbanmuradov

One-particle stochastic Lagrangian model for turbulent dispersion in

horizontally homogeneous turbulence

127

Makoto Mori

Low discrepancy sequences generated by piecewise linear maps

141

G. Hordosy, A. Keresztury, Cs. Hegedus, P. Vertes

Influence of the photoneutrons on the kinetics of berillium reflected core

of the Budapest research reactor

163

Number 3, pp.181-277

H. Arsham

Techniques for Monte Carlo Optimizing

181

W. Dreyer and M. Kunik

Reflections of Eulerian Shock Waves at Moving Adiabatic Boundaries

231

W. Dreyer, M. Kunik, K. Sabelfeld, N. Simonov and K. Wilmanski

Iterative procedure for multidimensional Euler equations

253

N.M. Borisov and M.P. Panin

Adjoint Monte Carlo Calculations of Pulse-Height-Spectrum

273

Number 4, pp.289-377

O.F. Smidts

Point and Surface Estimations by a Non-Analog Monte Carlo Simulation for

the Transport of Radionuclide Chains in Porous Media

289

T. Pohl, W. Grecksch and H. Blaar

A Parallel Modified Lagrangian Method for an Optimal Control Problem of a

Linear Distributed Stochastic System

319

N.M. Borisov and M.P. Panin

Generalized Particle Concept for Adjoint Monte Carlo Calculations of

Coupled Gamma Ray - Electron Transport

341

M. Marseguerra and E. Zio

Weight Updating in Forced Monte Carlo Approach to Dynamic PSA

359

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From: Corry Magrijn <magrijn.secsup@tip.nl>

Date: Wed, 6 Jan 1999 19:39:31 +-100

**Subject: Contents, Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems**

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems (MCSS)

Volume 11 (1998), Number 4

K.J. Harrison, J.R. Partington and J.A. Ward,

Complexity of identification of linear systems

with rational transfer functions.

MCSS (1998), 265-288.

A.D.B. Paice and F.R. Wirth,

Analysis of the local robustness

of stability for flows.

MCSS (1998), 289-302.

W.M.McEneaney,

A uniqueness result for the Isaacs equation

corresponding to nonlinear H-infinity control.

MCSS (1998), 303-334.

S. Yuliar, M.R. James, and J.W. Helton,

Dissipative control systems synthesis

with full state feedback.

MCSS (1998), 335-356.

N. Fathpour and E.A. Jonckheere,

A Brouwer domain invariance approach to boundary behavior

of Nyquist maps for uncertain systems.

MCSS (1998), 357-371.

J. Gregor and J. Tiser,

On Hadamard powers of polynomials. <BR>

MCSS (1998), 372-378.

INFORMATION

Information on MCSS including tables of contents is

available at its home pages:

www.cwi.nl/~schuppen/mcss/mcss.html

www.math.rutgers.edu/~sontag/mcss.html

Address for submissions:

J.H. van Schuppen (Co-Editor MCSS)

CWI

P.O.Box 94079

1090 GB Amsterdam

The Netherlands

Bradley Dickinson, Eduardo Sontag, Jan van Schuppen (Editors)

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From: Heinz W. Engl <engl@indmath.uni-linz.ac.at>

Date: Thu, 7 Jan 1999 16:14:11 +0100

**Subject: Contents, Surveys on Mathematics for Industry**

Surveys on Mathematics for Industry (Springer Vienna/New York)

Vol. 7 No. 4 - 1998 Table of Contents

R.M.M. Mattheij and G.A.L. van de Vorst, Mathematical modelling and numerical

simulation of viscous sintering processes

B. Koren, P.F.M. Michielsen, J.-W. Kars, and P. Wesseling, A computational

method for high-frequency oleodynamics: application to hydraulic-shock-absorber

designs

M.C. Steinbach, H.G. Bock, G.V. Kostin, and R.W. Longman Mathematical

optimization in robotics: towards automated high-speed motion planning

Vol. 8/1, 1998 Table of Contents

A. Meister, T. Sonar, Finite-volume schemes for compressible fluid flow

G. Bao, D.C. Dobson, Modeling and optimal design of diffractive optical

structures

I.V. Kochikov, G.M. Kuramshina, A.G. Yagola, Inverse Problems of vibrational

spectroscopy as nonlinear ill-posed problems

Heinz W. Engl, Editor-in-Chief

Industrial Mathematics Institute

Johannes Kepler Universitaet

A-4040 Linz, Austria

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