Books: African Americans in Mathematics I, II

African Americans in Mathematics (1996) and
African Americans in Mathematics II (1999) are two books that
contain mathematics research articles, graduate student tutorials,
history articles, and sociological articles are connected with
the Conferences for African American Researchers in the Mathematical
Sciences (see **CAARMS**).
There are reviews of these books here (AAM1) and here (AAM2).
Note African Americans in Mathematics should appear in 2000.

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On this web page I list the table of contents of these books.

African Americans in Mathematics

African Americans in Mathematics II

African Americans in Mathematics III

African Americans in Mathematics

The first section of this book contains eight of the invited research talks:

1.__ Chain decomposition theorems for ordered
sets and other musings__ by Jonathan David Farley of MSRI and
Vanderbilt University.

2. __Unimodality and the independent set numbers of matroids__
by Carolyn R. Mahoney.

3. __On achieving channels in a bipolar game__ by Curtis Clark
of Morehouse College.

4. __Discrete approximation of invariant measures for multidimensional
maps__ by Walter M. Miller of Howard University.

5. __Some numerical methods for a maximum entropy problem__
by Nathaniel Whittaker of the University of Massachusetts.

6. __Hydrodynamic stability, differential operators and spectral
theory__ by Isom Herron of Rennselear Polytechnic Institute.

7.__The role of Selberg's trace formula in the computation of
Casmir energy for certain Clifford-Klein space-times__ by Floyd
L. Williams of the University of Massachusetts.

8. __Some dynamics on the irrationals__ by Scott W. Williams
of the State University of New York, Buffalo.

In the second section are contained seven papers by students that were included in the Poster Presentation session of CAARMS2:

1. __Finding elliptic curves defined over
Q of high rank__ by Garikai Campbell.

2. __Symplectic matrix structure in numerical integration__
by Michael Keeve of Georgia Institute of Technology.

3. __A numerical algorithm for the computation of invariant circles__
by Kossi Edoh of Simon Fraser University.

4. __Classification of nilpotent orbits in symmetric spaces__
by Alfred G. Noel of Northeastern University.

5. __Evaluating texture measures for low-level features in color
images of human skin__ by Kori E. Needham of the University
of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

6. __Lattice paths and RNA secondary structures__ by Asamoah
Nkwanta of Howard University.

7. __Nuprl as a concurrent interactive theorem prover__ by
Roderick Moten of Cornell University.

The material in the third section, of interest to a more general audience, contains

1. __Yesterday, today and tomorrow__ by
Lee Lorch of York University,

2. __The Challenge of Diversity__ by Etta Z. Falconer of Spelman
College,

3. __What next? A meta-history of black mathematicians__ by
Patricia Clark Kenschaft of Montclair State University,

4. __A personal history of the origins of the National Association
of Mathematicians' ``Presentations by Recipients of Recent Ph.
D.'s'__' by Donald M. Hill of Florida A & M University

5. __Dr. J. Ernest Wilkins, Jr.: The Man and his work__s by
Nkechi Agwu of Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City
University of New York and Asamoah Nkwanta of Howard University.

African Americans in Mathematics II

1. E. A. Terry -- Finite sums and products
in Ramsey theory

2. P. J. Williams, A. S. El-Bakry, and R. A. Tapia -- Computing
an exact solution in interior-point methods for linear programming

3. R. Moten -- Just the facts, Jack: Truths and myths of automated
theorem provers

4. J. E. Brown -- On the Sendov conjecture for polynomials with
real critical points

5. L. Billings, J. H. Curry, and V. Robins -- Chaos in relaxed
Newton's method: The quadratic case

6. G. M. N'guerekata -- Almost automorphic functions and applications
to abstract evolution equations

7. A. Fauntleroy -- Moduli of complete intersections in weighted
projective spaces

8. D. R. King -- Asymptotic behavior of characters of representations
of semi-simple Lie groups

Poster presentations

1. A. Nkwanta and N. Knox -- A note on Riordan
matrices

2. K. Weems -- Robustness of parameter estimates in misspecified
generalized linear mixed models

General interest

R. Tapia -- Contemporary national mathematics
education issues and the civic mathematician

J. L. Houston -- A brief history of the National Association of
Mathematicians, Inc.

S. W. Williams -- Black research mathematicians in the United
States

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