Herbert Wilf (1931-2012) was the University of Pennsylvania Thomas A. Scott Emeritus Professor of Mathematics. He was the author of six books and more than 160 research articles. From the 1950's, he was a pioneer in the mathematical programming of early computers, beginning with his work at Nuclear Development Associates, which led to his book Mathematical Methods for Digital Computers, written with A. Ralston. His early work focused on numerical analysis and complex analysis, and led to numerous research papers as well as a textbook, Mathematics for the Physical Sciences.

Books Authored by Herbert S. Wilf

Combinatorial Algorithms for Computers and Calculators, Second Edition

An easy-to-read introduction to Combinatorial Algorithms for any graduate student of mathematics or computer science. Provides a kit of building blocks with which the reader can construct more elaborate structures of his or her own.

Combinatorial Algorithms for Computers and Calculators, Second Edition

An easy-to-read introduction to Combinatorial Algorithms for any graduate student of mathematics or computer science. Provides a kit of building blocks with which the reader can construct more elaborate structures of his or her own.

Covers generating functions as a bridge between discrete mathematics, on the one hand, and continuous analysis (particularly complex variable theory) on the other.

Covers generating functions as a bridge between discrete mathematics, on the one hand, and continuous analysis (particularly complex variable theory) on the other.

Shows how several recently developed computer algorithms can simplify complex summations, presenting the underlying mathematical theory of these methods, the principle theorems and proofs, and the implementation using Maple packages.

Shows how several recently developed computer algorithms can simplify complex summations, presenting the underlying mathematical theory of these methods, the principle theorems and proofs, and the implementation using Maple packages.

Methods for solving problems on computers and the costs (usually the running time) of using those methods.

Methods for solving problems on computers and the costs (usually the running time) of using those methods.

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