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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Okay.

Yes, that book has a good collection of problems!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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How did you do on your exams?

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Exams were okay...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Good! I am glad you had no problems. What made you choose that probability book and is it the third edition?

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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That probability book is the fourth edition. I wanted a book on probability, it looked better among the books there.

Do you know of any other books which you enjoyed?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The Feller books, V1,2,3.

The Tucker book

Vilenkins Combinatorics

Nivens the art of counting.

Rosens Enumerative Combinatorics.

Parts of A=B and Generatingfunctionology

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Okay.

I'll check them too...

Thanks for telling.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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There is one more that I have been using

Lectures on generating functions by S.K. Lando

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Okay, thank you.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I know that is a big list but looking through a lot of books helps to understand difficult concepts.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Yes, that's right!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Trying to learn from a book is hard.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Yes, but I like to learn the hard way!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It is rewarding to learn like that and very private. Sometimes I wish there was a faster way.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Learning at our own pace is the way to learn!

I wish that there's a way to find whether a particular problem has been solved already! Current search engines are bad at that task!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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There are two compendiums.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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What are they?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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CRC concise encyclopedia of mathematics V1,2,3,4

Eric Weisstein

Index to mathematical problems 1975-1979

Stanley Rabinowitz

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Oh, okay. Thanks.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Also another:

Index to mathematical problems 1980-1984

Stanley Rabinowitz

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Okay.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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They are not exhaustive but they do contain lots of problems. Also Guy has a book on open number theory problems.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Yes, I don't know whether I'll be able to go through all of them.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Who could? I like the OEIS best. Generate a sequence and then find the generating function already done for you.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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I too frequently use OEIS for problems involving sequences.

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