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Published by American Mathematical Society in Providence, RI .
Written in English


  • Generating functions.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-146) and index.

StatementS.K. Lando.
SeriesStudent mathematical library ;, v. 23
LC ClassificationsQA164.8 .L3613 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 148 p. :
Number of Pages148
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3688902M
ISBN 100821834819
LC Control Number2003055939

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