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

Sri Gopal Mohanty has made pioneering contributions to lattice direction counting and its functions to chance and statistics. this is often essentially glaring from his lifetime guides record and the various citations his courses have bought over the last 3 a long time. My organization with him all started in 1982 whilst I got here to McMaster Univer­ sity. given that then, i've been linked to him on many alternative concerns at expert in addition to cultural degrees; i've got benefited vastly from him on either those grounds. i've got loved greatly being his colleague within the records staff right here at McMaster collage and in addition as his buddy. whereas i like him for his honesty, sincerity and commitment, I get pleasure from greatly his kindness, modesty and broad-mindedness. apart from our universal curiosity in arithmetic and records, we either have nice love for Indian classical song and dance. we've spent quite a few many alternative matters linked to the Indian track and hours discussing dance. I nonetheless bear 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 purposes of combinatorial equipment in chance and records has turn into a truly lively and fertile quarter of study within the contemporary past.

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T Lattice Paths and Faber Polynomials 7 We say that F(u) is a Faber polynomial of f. It is easy to prove by induction that there is exactly one Faber polynomial Fr (u) of degree r, which we call the rth Faber polynomial of f. I). Schiffer (1948) gave the generating function ) v- r 1og f (v) - u -_ - L~ F r (u -. 6) may be rewritten in terms of formal power series as log{h(w) - uw} = - r L Fr(u)~ . 00 r=l (1. 3 " (-1)jo+h+·· r (i -1 +]0 + 11 + ... )! , . , . I... JO 1 i+jO+2jl +3h+ .. =r 1,. Jo· J1· ....

Pn ) of paths Pi, i = 1,2, ... ,71" is called nonintersecting if no two paths in the family have a point in common, otherwise it is called intersecting.

6. 2 Notation Given two lattice points A and E, we denote the set of all lattice paths from A to E by L(A --+ E). If P is a path from A to E, we will symbolize this sometimes by P : A --+ E. If R is some property of paths, we use the "probability-like" notation L(A --+ E I R) for the set of all paths from A to E satisfying property R. 1 A TWO COIN TOSSING GAME; CORRELATED RANDOM WALK. Mohanty (1966) considered the following game. Take two coins 1 and 2 with probabilities PI and P2 of obtaining heads, respectively.

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