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 unprecedented person.” initially conceived as an eightieth birthday tribute to Herbert Wilf, the well known combinatorialist, the publication has advanced past the proceeds of the W80 tribute.

Professor Wilf used to be an award-winning instructor, who used to be supportive of girls mathematicians, and who had an strangely excessive share of ladies between his PhD applicants. He used to be Editor-in-chief of the yank 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 recognize and clarify the internal workings of the mathematical world.

The publication collects top of the range, refereed study contributions through a few of Professor Wilf’s colleagues, scholars, and collaborators. a few of the papers offered the following have been featured within the 3rd Waterloo Workshop on computing device Algebra (WWCA 2011, W80), held may perhaps 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 provided as a tribute to Herb Wilf’s contributions to arithmetic and mathematical life.

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Amdeberhan et al. 2m 00 00 11 10 00 00 00 00 4/ matrices Rm by 000 000 000 000 00 00 00 00 1 0 0C C; 0A 0 RmC1 D Rm 0 : Notation: q. / indicates a matrix or number that is a multiple of q. t u 4. Complementary Bell Numbers: Arithmetical Properties and Wilf’s Conjecture Proposition 8. Let m 45 4. Then ‚…„ƒ 4 Â Pmdm Á I C 4 2m Q 2mC2 Rm 4. / 4. mod 2mC3 /: Proof. The claim holds for m D 4 by simple task: evaluate P448 modulo 27 . Keep in mind that P4 is a 16 16 matrix. Assume the claim holds for m.

N; k/ (1) kD0 T. H. edu V. S. V. 1007/978-3-642-30979-3 2, © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013 23 24 T. Amdeberhan et al. n/ D n X . n; k/ (2) kD0 takes the parity of the number of blocks into account. x//: (3) In this paper we consider arithmetical properties of the Bell and complementary Bell numbers. The results described here are part of a general program to describe properties of p-adic valuations of classical sequences. The example of Stirling numbers is described in [3], the ASM numbers that count the number of alternating sign matrices appear in [15] and a not-so-classical sequence appearing in the evaluation of a rational integral is described in [2, 10].

3k C 2/ 3k 3k C 1 3k C 2 kD0 kD0 and using the inductive hypothesis gives ! n 1 ! 3n/ Á 3k 3k C 1 kD0 (50) kD0 The two sums appearing in the previous line add up to 23n ! n 1 X 3n 1 : 3k C 2 1 (51) kD0 The result now follows from the identity ! n 1 X 3n 1 23n D 3k C 2 kD0 1 C . 1/n : 3 (52) Both sides satisfies the recurrence xnC2 7xnC1 8xn D 0 and have the same initial conditions x1 D 1 and x2 D 11. 3n C 2// for discussion. This is presented in Sect. 7. Figure 4 shows the data for this sequence and its erratic behavior can be seen from the graph.