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Two Notes on Notation

Year of Award: 1993

Publication Information: The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 99, 1992, pp. 403-422

Summary: This article advocates for "correct" notation for (1) Iverson's convention for the characteristic function and (2) the Stirling numbers.  In each case, several classical results and arguments are adapted to the proposed notation to demonstrate its efficacy.

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About the Author: Don Knuth was at Stanford University at the time of publication.

 

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This article advocates for "correct" notation for (1) Iverson's convention for the characteristic function and (2) the Stirling numbers. In each case, several classical results and arguments are adapted to the proposed notation to demonstrate its efficacy.

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