PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Generalizing a Binomial Coefficient Identity of Beckwith
Seminar:Combinatorics/Partitions Seminar
Speaker:Dr. James Sellers, Department of Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State University
Abstract:
In 2006, David Beckwith submitted a specific binomial coefficient identity to the Problems Section of the American Mathematical Monthly (problem #11220). Later that year, I had the privilege of proving the result combinatorially with Art Benjamin, Jenny Quinn, and Mark Shattuck. Along the way, our combinatorial proof allowed us to generalize Beckwith's identity in multiple directions. In this talk, I will share numerous proofs of Beckwith's identity along with some of our generalizations.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:01 / 27 / 2009
Time:11:15am - 12:05pm