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Fall 1992 Generating Functions: Applications and Techniques
Philip M. Tsang, Shing S. So
Missouri J. Math. Sci. 4(3): 109-115 (Fall 1992). DOI: 10.35834/1992/0403109


Generating functions, one of the important topics in undergraduate discrete mathematics, are useful in a wide range of disciplines in mathematics. However, most of the undergraduate students feel that it is difficult to apply them. In this paper, we first introduce the background necessary for our discussion, then we demonstrate, through examples, how generating functions can be used in certain series, probability theory, and some counting problems. A BASIC program performing some counting calculations can be obtained from the authors upon request.


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Philip M. Tsang. Shing S. So. "Generating Functions: Applications and Techniques." Missouri J. Math. Sci. 4 (3) 109 - 115, Fall 1992.


Published: Fall 1992
First available in Project Euclid: 18 January 2020

zbMATH: 1097.05501
Digital Object Identifier: 10.35834/1992/0403109

Rights: Copyright © 1992 Central Missouri State University, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science


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