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By Ira M. Gessel, Sangwook Ree (auth.), N. Balakrishnan (eds.)

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Sri Gopal Mohanty has made pioneering contributions to lattice course counting and its purposes to chance and records. this can be sincerely obtrusive from his lifetime guides checklist and the various citations his courses have obtained over the last 3 a long time. My organization with him begun in 1982 while I got here to McMaster Univer­ sity. given that then, i've been linked to him on many various concerns at expert in addition to cultural degrees; i've got benefited tremendously from him on either those grounds. i've got loved greatly being his colleague within the facts staff right here at McMaster collage and in addition as his good friend. whereas i love him for his honesty, sincerity and commitment, I get pleasure from a great deal his kindness, modesty and broad-mindedness. other than our universal curiosity in arithmetic and information, we either have nice love for Indian classical song and dance. we now have spent a number of many alternative matters linked to the Indian song and hours discussing dance. I nonetheless keep in mind fondly the lengthy force (to Amherst, Massachusetts) I had many years in the past with him and his spouse, Shantimayee, and the entire hearty discussions we had in the course of that trip. Combinatorics and functions of combinatorial tools in chance and records has turn into a truly energetic and fertile zone of study within the fresh past.

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Let S be a subset of the set {l,0,-1,-2,···}. We call the elements of S steps. We want to count sequences (Sl, S2, ... , sn) of elements of S such that every partial sum r + Sl + 82 + ... + 8i is positive and r + 81 + 82 + ... + 8 n = k. We call such a sequence of steps a good path of length n from r to k. 1 are all equivalent to specializations of the case S = {1, -p} for various values of p, r, and k. It is convenient to consider a somewhat more general problem: We take as our set of steps the entire set {1, 0, -1, -2,· ..

5 Geometric Sheffer Sequences A Sheffer sequence {sn} n>O is geometric if So == 1 and if there exists a pair of constants a and a such that Sn(an) for all n = aSn-1(an) = 1, 2, .... 5). The following theorem explains why they are called "geometric". 1 The Sheffer sequence {sn}n>O with generating function Ln>o sn(x)t n = s(t)e x {3(t) is geometric iff an is the coefficient of t n in the exp~nsion of the formal power series Ln~O sn(an)tn e- n{3(t). PROOF. E- a = e- aDx denotes the translation operator by -a, E-ap(x) = p(x - a) 25 Lattice Path Enumeration and Umbral Calculus for any polynomial p(x).

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