The Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences

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Overview

The Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences contains more than 5000 integer sequences, arranged for easy reference, with more than half never before catalogued. In addition to having more than double the material of Sloane's A Handbook of Integer Sequences (Academic Press, 1973), this encyclopedia gives the name, mathematical description, and citations to the literature for each sequence. It includes essays on origins, uses, and connections, with interesting diagrams or illustrations. More than a table, this is an introduction to the field, showing readers how to identify and work with sequences. It includes an extensive bibliography of current and classic references. An index to all the sequences in the book is also available separately in Macintosh and IBM formats.

Audience: Those professionals and researchers in all areas of applied and theoretical science and engineering who need to identify and work with integer sequences, including amateurs and recreational mathematics enthusiasts, and scienceand mathematics libraries. Of interest to those working in: number theory, combinatronics, graph theory, discrete mathematics, computer science, algebra, geometry, communications, information theory, physics, chemistry, statistics, botany, and zoology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780125586306
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 4/11/1995
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Pages: 587
  • Product dimensions: 1.50 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Description of the Book: Description of a Typical Entry. Arrangement of a Table. Number of Terms Given. References. What Sequences are Included? The Figures. How to Handle a Strange Sequence: How to See if a Sequence Is in the Table. If the Sequence is Not in the Table. Finding the Next Term. Recurrences and Generating Functions. Analysis of Differences. Other Methods for Hand Analysis. Transformations of Sequences. Methods for Computer Investigation of Sequences. The On-line Versions of the Encyclopedia. The Floppy Disk. Further Topics: Applications. History. Differences from the 1973 Book. Future Plans. Acknowledgments. The Table of Sequences. Bibliography. Index.
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