SMS scnews item created by Kevin Wang at Sat 11 Mar 2017 2034
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 17 Mar 2017
Calendar1: 16 Mar 2017 1300-1400
CalLoc1: New Law 106
CalTitle1: generatingfunctionology
Auth: kevinw@10.17.49.168 (ywan4195) in SMS-WASM

Seminar: SUMS - Edric Wang -- generatingfunctionology

Sydney University Mathematics Society Semester 1, Week 2 talk.  

Title: generatingfunctionology 

Speaker: Edric Wang 

Abstract: "A generating function is a clothesline on which we hang up a sequence of
numbers for display." --- Herbert Wilf, generatingfunctionology (1990) 

In this talk we will introduce the ordinary power series generating function and
consider its applications to binomial identities, recursion relations and combinatorial
enumeration.  Along the way we will encounter famous integer sequences such as the
Fibonacci and Catalan Numbers.  If time permits, we will discuss other kinds of
generating functions.

Following the talk, there will be pizza on offer.

Hope to see you there!


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