## MS27

Problems and Solutions in Special Functions

* Sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions*
10:30 AM-12:30 PM

*Room: Sidney Smith 2117*

Problems sections in journals such as SIAM Review and the American Mathematical Monthly have been responsible for attracting many young people to the mathematical profession, by providing them with concrete and significant problems they can attack directly. Furthermore, problem sections have traditionally been influential in advancing mathematical research. At this time, when the SIAM Review problem section is moving to the World Wide Web, it is appropriate to assess the history and impact of the problems sections, and their future evolution.

**Organizers: Willard Miller, Jr.**

*University of Minnesota, Minneapolis*

**Martin E Muldoon**

*York University, North York, Canada*
**10:30 Special Function Problems in the SIREV Problems and Solutions Section, a Retrospective**
- Cecil C. Rousseau, University of Memphis
**11:00 Remarks on the SIAM Review Problem Section**
- Otto G. Ruehr, Michigan Technological University
**11:30 Problem Sections: Past, Present and Future**
- Willard Miller, Jr., Organizer
**12:00 Open Discussion**

*LMH, 3/17/98, MMD, 5/28/98*