On a Generalized Recurrence for Bell Numbers
Department of Chemistry
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
A novel recurrence relation for the Bell numbers was recently
derived by Spivey,
using a beautiful combinatorial argument.
An algebraic derivation is proposed that
allows straightforward q-deformation.
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(Concerned with sequences
Received August 12 2008;
revised version received September 8 2008.
Published in Journal of Integer Sequences, September 10 2008.
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