Title: What is a Sylvester Matrix?
Speaker: Boris Mityagin (Ohio State University)
Abstract: Since the 1850's, matrices
play an important, sometimes surprising, role in numerical analysis, probability theory, stochastic processes, statistical physics, quantum mechanics, number theory, etc.
We focus on two elementary questions:
- what are the eigenvalues of $S_n$;
- combinatorial identities with squares of integers (and random walks on a plane).
Homework assignment: Do .
Seminar URL: http://math.osu.edu/whatis