The Umbral Calculus

Author: Steven Roman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486153428

Category: Mathematics

Page: 208

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This introductory text explores Sheffer sequences and operators and their adjoints, the connection constants problem and duplication formulas, the Lagrange inversion formula, operational formulas, inverse relations, and binomial convolution. 1984 edition.

A Comprehensive Treatment of q-Calculus

Author: Thomas Ernst

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3034804318

Category: Mathematics

Page: 492

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To date, the theoretical development of q-calculus has rested on a non-uniform basis. Generally, the bulky Gasper-Rahman notation was used, but the published works on q-calculus looked different depending on where and by whom they were written. This confusion of tongues not only complicated the theoretical development but also contributed to q-calculus remaining a neglected mathematical field. This book overcomes these problems by introducing a new and interesting notation for q-calculus based on logarithms.For instance, q-hypergeometric functions are now visually clear and easy to trace back to their hypergeometric parents. With this new notation it is also easy to see the connection between q-hypergeometric functions and the q-gamma function, something that until now has been overlooked. The book covers many topics on q-calculus, including special functions, combinatorics, and q-difference equations. Apart from a thorough review of the historical development of q-calculus, this book also presents the domains of modern physics for which q-calculus is applicable, such as particle physics and supersymmetry, to name just a few.​

Local Cohomology and Its Applications

Author: Gennady Lybeznik

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824707415

Category: Mathematics

Page: 358

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This volume collects presentations from the international workshop on local cohomology held in Guanajuato, Mexico, including expanded lecture notes of two minicourses on applications in equivariant topology and foundations of duality theory, and chapters on finiteness properties, D-modules, monomial ideals, combinatorial analysis, and related topics. Featuring selected papers from renowned experts around the world, Local Cohomology and Its Applications is a provocative reference for algebraists, topologists, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.

Vertex Operator Algebras and Related Areas

An International Conference in Honor of Geoffrey Mason's 60th Birthday : July 7-11, 2008, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

Author: M. J. Bergvelt,Gaywalee Yamskulna,Wenhua Zhao

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821848402

Category: Mathematics

Page: 225

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Vertex operator algebras were introduced to mathematics in the work of Richard Borcherds, Igor Frenkel, James Lepowsky and Arne Meurman as a mathematically rigorous formulation of chiral algebras of two-dimensional conformal field theory. The aim was to use vertex operator algebras to explain and prove the remarkable Monstrous Moonshine conjectures in group theory. The theory of vertex operator algebras has now grown into a major research area in mathematics. These proceedings contain expository lectures and research papers presented during the international conference on Vertex Operator Algebras and Related Areas, held at Illinois State University in Normal, IL, from July 7 to July 11, 2008. The main aspects of this conference were connections and interactions of vertex operator algebras with the following areas: conformal field theories, quantum field theories, Hopf algebra, infinite dimensional Lie algebras, and modular forms. This book will be useful for researchers as well as for graduate students in mathematics and physics. Its purpose is not only to give an up-to-date overview of the fields covered by the conference but also to stimulate new directions and discoveries by experts in the areas.

Combinatorics: The Rota Way

Author: Joseph P. S. Kung,Gian-Carlo Rota,Catherine H. Yan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052188389X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 396

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Compiled and edited by two of Gian-Carlo Rota's students, this book is based on notes from his influential combinatorics courses.

Mathematical Essays in honor of Gian-Carlo Rota

Author: Bruce Sagan,Richard Stanley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817638726

Category: Mathematics

Page: 466

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In April of 1996 an array of mathematicians converged on Cambridge, Massachusetts, for the Rotafest and Umbral Calculus Workshop, two con ferences celebrating Gian-Carlo Rota's 64th birthday. It seemed appropriate when feting one of the world's great combinatorialists to have the anniversary be a power of 2 rather than the more mundane 65. The over seventy-five par ticipants included Rota's doctoral students, coauthors, and other colleagues from more than a dozen countries. As a further testament to the breadth and depth of his influence, the lectures ranged over a wide variety of topics from invariant theory to algebraic topology. This volume is a collection of articles written in Rota's honor. Some of them were presented at the Rotafest and Umbral Workshop while others were written especially for this Festschrift. We will say a little about each paper and point out how they are connected with the mathematical contributions of Rota himself.

101 Careers in Mathematics, 3rd Edition

Author: Andrew Sterrett

Publisher: The Mathematical Association of America

ISBN: 0883857863

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

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This third edition of the immensely popular 101 Careers in Mathematics contains updates on the career paths of individuals profiled in the first and second editions, along with many new profiles. No career counselor should be without this valuable resource. The authors of the essays in this volume describe a wide variety of careers for which a background in the mathematical sciences is useful. Each of the jobs presented shows real people in real jobs. Their individual histories demonstrate how the study of mathematics was useful in landing well-paying jobs in predictable places such as IBM, AT&T, and American Airlines, and in surprising places such as FedEx Corporation, L.L. Bean, and Perdue Farms, Inc. You will also learn about job opportunities in the Federal Government as well as exciting careers in the arts, sculpture, music, and television. There are really no limits to what you can do if you are well prepared in mathematics. The degrees earned by the authors profiled here range from bachelor’s to master’s to PhD in approximately equal numbers. Most of the writers use the mathematical sciences on a daily basis in their work. Others rely on the general problem-solving skills acquired in mathematics as they deal with complex issues.

Polynomial Expansions of Analytic Functions

Reihe: Moderne Funktionentheorie

Author: Ralph P.Jr. Boas,R.C. Buck

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642878873

Category: Mathematics

Page: 77

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This monograph deals with the expansion properties, in the complex domain, of sets of polynomials which are defined by generating relations. It thus represents a synthesis of two branches of analysis which have been developing almost independently. On the one hand there has grown up a body of results dealing with the more or less formal prop erties of sets of polynomials which possess simple generating relations. Much of this material is summarized in the Bateman compendia (ERDELYI [1J, vol. III, chap. 19) and in TRUESDELL [1J. On the other hand, a problem of fundamental interest in classical analysis is to study the representability of an analytic function j(z) as a series 2::CnPn(z), where {Pn} is a prescribed sequence of functions, and the connections between the function j and the coefficients en. BIEBERBACH'S mono graph Analytisehe Fortsetzung (Ergebnisse der Mathematik, new series, no. 3) can be regarded as a study of this problem for the special choice Pn (z) = zn, and illustrates the depth and detail which such a specializa tion allows. However, the wealth of available information about other sets of polynomials has seldom been put to work in this connection (the application of generating relations to expansion of functions is not even mentioned in the Bateman compendia). At the other extreme, J. M.

Mathematical Analysis, Approximation Theory and Their Applications

Author: Themistocles Rassias,Vijay Gupta

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319312812

Category: Mathematics

Page: 741

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Designed for graduate students, researchers, and engineers in mathematics, optimization, and economics, this self-contained volume presents theory, methods, and applications in mathematical analysis and approximation theory. Specific topics include: approximation of functions by linear positive operators with applications to computer aided geometric design, numerical analysis, optimization theory, and solutions of differential equations. Recent and significant developments in approximation theory, special functions and q-calculus along with their applications to mathematics, engineering, and social sciences are discussed and analyzed. Each chapter enriches the understanding of current research problems and theories in pure and applied research.

Algebraic Combinatorics and Computer Science

A Tribute to Gian-Carlo Rota

Author: H. Crapo,D. Senato

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 8847021073

Category: Mathematics

Page: 546

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This book, dedicated to the memory of Gian-Carlo Rota, is the result of a collaborative effort by his friends, students and admirers. Rota was one of the great thinkers of our times, innovator in both mathematics and phenomenology. I feel moved, yet touched by a sense of sadness, in presenting this volume of work, despite the fear that I may be unworthy of the task that befalls me. Rota, both the scientist and the man, was marked by a generosity that knew no bounds. His ideas opened wide the horizons of fields of research, permitting an astonishing number of students from all over the globe to become enthusiastically involved. The contagious energy with which he demonstrated his tremendous mental capacity always proved fresh and inspiring. Beyond his renown as gifted scientist, what was particularly striking in Gian-Carlo Rota was his ability to appreciate the diverse intellectual capacities of those before him and to adapt his communications accordingly. This human sense, complemented by his acute appreciation of the importance of the individual, acted as a catalyst in bringing forth the very best in each one of his students. Whosoever was fortunate enough to enjoy Gian-Carlo Rota's longstanding friendship was most enriched by the experience, both mathematically and philosophically, and had occasion to appreciate son cote de bon vivant. The book opens with a heartfelt piece by Henry Crapo in which he meticulously pieces together what Gian-Carlo Rota's untimely demise has bequeathed to science.

Writing Excel Macros with VBA

Author: Steven Roman,Steven PhD

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596003595

Category: Computers

Page: 549

View: 8869

Offering a solid introduction to writing VBA macros and programs in Excel, this guide shows readers how to get more power out of Excel at the programming level.

Iterated Function Systems, Moments, and Transformations of Infinite Matrices

Author: Palle E. T. Jørgensen,Keri A. Kornelson,Karen L. Shuman

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821852485

Category: Mathematics

Page: 105

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The authors study the moments of equilibrium measures for iterated function systems (IFSs) and draw connections to operator theory. Their main object of study is the infinite matrix which encodes all the moment data of a Borel measure on $\mathbb{R}^d$ or $\mathbb{C}$. To encode the salient features of a given IFS into precise moment data, they establish an interdependence between IFS equilibrium measures, the encoding of the sequence of moments of these measures into operators, and a new correspondence between the IFS moments and this family of operators in Hilbert space. For a given IFS, the authors' aim is to establish a functorial correspondence in such a way that the geometric transformations of the IFS turn into transformations of moment matrices, or rather transformations of the operators that are associated with them.

Applied Analysis in Biological and Physical Sciences

ICMBAA, Aligarh, India, June 2015

Author: Jim M. Cushing,M. Saleem,H. M. Srivastava,Mumtaz Ahmad Khan,M. Merajuddin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 8132236408

Category: Mathematics

Page: 438

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The book contains recent developments and contemporary research in mathematical analysis and in its application to problems arising from the biological and physical sciences. The book is of interest to readers who wish to learn of new research in such topics as linear and nonlinear analysis, mathematical biology and ecology, dynamical systems, graph theory, variational analysis and inequalities, functional analysis, differential and difference equations, partial differential equations, approximation theory, and chaos. All papers were prepared by participants at the International Conference on Recent Advances in Mathematical Biology, Analysis and Applications (ICMBAA-2015) held during 4–6 June 2015 in Aligarh, India. A focal theme of the conference was the application of mathematics to the biological sciences and on current research in areas of theoretical mathematical analysis that can be used as sophisticated tools for the study of scientific problems. The conference provided researchers, academicians and engineers with a platform that encouraged them to exchange their innovative ideas in mathematical analysis and its applications as well as to form interdisciplinary collaborations. The content of the book is divided into three parts: Part I contains contributions from participants whose topics are related to nonlinear dynamics and its applications in biological sciences. Part II has contributions which concern topics on nonlinear analysis and its applications to a variety of problems in science, engineering and industry. Part III consists of contributions dealing with some problems in applied analysis.

Applied Statistics

A Handbook of Techniques

Author: Lothar Sachs

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461252466

Category: Mathematics

Page: 707

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This outline of statistics as an aid in decision making will introduce a reader with limited mathematical background to the most important modern statistical methods. This is a revised and enlarged version, with major extensions and additions, of my "Angewandte Statistik" (5th ed.), which has proved useful for research workers and for consulting statisticians. Applied statistics is at the same time a collection of applicable statistical methods and the application of these methods to measured and/or counted observations. Abstract mathematical concepts and derivations are avoided. Special emphasis is placed on the basic principles of statistical formulation, and on the explanation of the conditions under which a certain formula or a certain test is valid. Preference is given to consideration of the analysis of small sized samples and of distribution-free methods. As a text and reference this book is written for non-mathematicians, in particular for technicians, engineers, executives, students, physicians as well as researchers in other disciplines. It gives any mathematician interested in the practical uses of statistics a general account of the subject. Practical application is the main theme; thus an essential part of the book consists in the 440 fully worked-out numerical examples, some of which are very simple; the 57 exercises with solutions; a number of different compu tational aids; and an extensive bibliography and a very detailed index. In particular, a collection of 232 mathematical and mathematical-statistical tables serves to enable and to simplify the computations.

Win32 API programming with Visual Basic

Author: Steven Roman

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

ISBN: 9781565926318

Category: Computers

Page: 511

View: 8133

Furnishes complete documentation for Visual Basic programmers seeking to access the Win32 API within Visual Basic and explains to create powerful applications without requiring a background in Visual C++ or Win32 API programming. Original. (Advanced)

Mathematics by Experiment, 2nd Edition

Plausible Reasoning in the 21st Century

Author: Jonathan Borwein,David Bailey

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439865361

Category: Mathematics

Page: 393

View: 4214

This revised and updated second edition maintains the content and spirit of the first edition and includes a new chapter, "Recent Experiences", that provides examples of experimental mathematics that have come to light since the publication of the first edition in 2003. For more examples and insights, Experimentation in Mathematics: Computational Paths to Discovery is a highly recommended companion.