The Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences
- N. Sloane, AT&T Bell Labs
- Simon Plouffe, Simon Fraser University
Those professionals and researchers in all areas of applied and theoretical science and engineering who need to identify and work with integer sequences, including amateurs and recreational mathematics enthusiasts, and scienceand mathematics libraries. Of interest to those working in: number theory, combinatronics, graph theory, discrete mathematics, computer science, algebra, geometry, communications, information theory, physics, chemistry, statistics, botany, and zoology.
- Published: March 1995
- Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
- ISBN: 978-0-12-558630-6
In spite of the large number of published mathematical tables, until the appearance of the first authors
--MARTIN GARDNER in
There are twice as many sequences as there were in Sloanes
--RICHARD K. GUY, University of Calgary
What's the next whole number in this sequence: 2, 4, 7, 11, 16, 22, 29? The answer can be found in one of more than 5,000 entries in The Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences.
The number of sequences cataloged here is more than double the tally of the previous incarnation....If libraries shelve this book in the reference section, they should consider aquiring a second copy for circulation. The book will likely be in high demand, not just by researchers, but by browsers at all levels who will especially appreciate the entertaining commentaries interspersed every few pages throughout the encyclopedia. Highly recommended for all academic libraries.
"Incomparable, eccentric, yet very useful. Contains thousands of 'well-defined and interesting' infinite integer sequences together with references for each. Sequences are arranged lexicographically and (to minimize errors) typeset from computer tape. If you ever wondered what comes after 1,2,4,8,18,71...this is the place to look it up."
--American Mathematical Monthly