Graduate Algebra Seminar

Event Date: 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Event Location: 

  • South Hall 4607B
Speaker: David Nguyen
Title: Formal power series and applications to combinatorics
Abstract: The famous French mathematician Laplace discovered the remarkable correspondence between set theoretic operations and operations on formal power series and put it to great use to solve a variety of combinatorial problems. This talk is an introduction to formal power series and how they can be used to solve seemingly complicated combinatorial problems. It is an invitation to the fascinating and beautiful world of generating functions.