MIT Combinatorics Seminar
Vandermonde's Determinant and Fibonacci SAWs
Arthur Benjamin
(Harvey Mudd College, visiting Brandeis)
http://www.math.hmc.edu/faculty/benjamin/
Friday, December 10, 2004
4:15 pm Room 2338
ABSTRACT

We present a new combinatorial proof of Vandermonde's determinant and
a combinatorial proof for the number of SelfAvoidingWalks on the
lattice Z_2 x Z, approximately 8F_n, where F_n is the nth Fibonacci
number.


