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MIT Combinatorics Seminar

On applications of WZ

Akalu Tefera  (Grand Valley State University, visiting MIT)

Friday, April 27, 2007    4:15 pm    Room 2-136


ABSTRACT

One of the most exciting discoveries in the early nineties, due to Herbert Wilf and Doron Zeilberger, was finding closed-form expressions for various sums and integrals, and finding proofs for special classes of summation/integration identities can be efficiently and elegantly handled by the computer. In this talk we explore and highlight the Wilf-Zeilberger (WZ) method and show various applications of the method in combinatorics.