UM Math Graduate Student Seminar

Brittney Ellzey
University of Miami

will present

An Introduction to Umbral Calculus

Friday, October 16, 2015, 5:00pm
Ungar Building Room 402


Abstract: 

Umbral calculus is a proof technique in which the indices of sequences of polynomials are treated as exponents.  This technique allows us to manipulate these polynomials in a manner that seems “shady.” In this talk, we will see why this method actually works. We will also look at some well-known examples of these sequences of polynomials, such as the Touchard polynomials, Bernoulli polynomials, and Hermite polynomials.

 


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