Albion College
Mathematics and Computer Science
Combinatorial Identities
George Grossman
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics
Central Michigan University
Combinatorial identities have a fascinating history inmathematics many of which involve binomial coefficients which arerecursive in nature. Numerous identities are derived fromgenerating functions or proven by recurrence equations. We examine acertain interesting combinatorial identity found in a text ofPolya and Szego, 1924. We show a derivation and proof of thisidentity. We also show a generalization of the identity.
3:10 PM
All are welcome!
Palenske 227
October 26, 2006