By Gert Almkvist (auth.), Ilias S. Kotsireas, Eugene V. Zima (eds.)

This quantity, as Andrew M. Odlzyko writes within the foreword, “commemorates and celebrates the lifestyles and achievements of a rare person.” initially conceived as an eightieth birthday tribute to Herbert Wilf, the well known combinatorialist, the e-book has developed past the proceeds of the W80 tribute.

Professor Wilf used to be an award-winning instructor, who was once supportive of girls mathematicians, and who had an surprisingly excessive percentage of ladies between his PhD applicants. He was once Editor-in-chief of the yankee Mathematical per month and a founding father of either the magazine of Algorithms and of the digital magazine of Combinatorics. yet he used to be first a researcher, pushed through his wish to be aware of and clarify the internal workings of the mathematical world.

The e-book collects fine quality, refereed study contributions via a few of Professor Wilf’s colleagues, scholars, and collaborators. a few of the papers provided the following have been featured within the 3rd Waterloo Workshop on desktop Algebra (WWCA 2011, W80), held could 26-29, 2011 at Wilfrid Laurier collage, Waterloo, Canada. Others have been integrated as a result of their dating to his very important paintings in combinatorics. All are awarded as a tribute to Herb Wilf’s contributions to arithmetic and mathematical life.

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1/k ˆ k 1

Murty [11] in reference to p-adic irrationality. Q Y. n/ ¤ 0. n/ D 0 has at most two solutions. This has been achieved by different techniques by N. C. Alexander [1] and Junkyu An [5]. Our interest in the non-vanishing questions comes from the theory of summation in finite terms. The methods developed by R. Gosper show that the finite sum n X kŠ (8) kD1 does not admit a closed-form expression as a hypergeometric function of n. The identity n 1 X kD1 k a kŠ D a n 1 X X Q C 1/ . a/ C . n C 1/Š 1 (11) 26 T.

Z/ 2z nCz z ! 3z/ . 3z/ . 2 ˇ 1 3ˇ / ˇ 2 ˇˇ Ä jyj6xC1 Ä jyj13 ˇ z/3 ˇ Glaisher’s Formulas for 1 2 and Some Generalizations 15 Furthermore ˇ ˇ ˇ 1 3 ˇˇ ˇ . 1 C z C n/3 ˇ ˇ ˇ 1 1 Ä 15=2 for large n n3=2C6x n We have ! 4n C 1/ n 4n 43n . n; z/j Ä 4n 4 jyj13 1 43n 1 13 Ä jyj 3 2 n15=2 43n . c jyj// 3 5=2 2 for any positive c < 2 . z/ is constant. 0; z/ ! 3 2 1 1 t u when z ! n; / D 0 for n > 0. 2 2 ! 2k 2n nCk nCk ! with . 1/k n ! and we Remark 5. For n < k we must replace 2n 2k 2n 2k k n obtain the formulas (i) .