Research Seminar in Analysis

in conjunction with the Colloquium at UMR

meets again in G5 (Rolla Building)

on Monday, May 1, 2000, 3:30 pm.

All interested faculty and students are invited to attend.

Saber Elaydi (Trinity University, San Antonio) is lecturing on
Asymptotics of Difference Equation.

Consider kth order linear nonautonomous difference equations with autonomous limiting equations. We will give an updated account of the most significant results in the asymptotics of these equations, starting with the pioneering work of Henri Poincare'. Applications to several areas of mathematics will be given as time permits. This includes but is not limited to orthogonal polynomials, number theory and numerical analysis.