AMS Chelsea Publishing 1965; 654 pp; hardcover Reprint/Revision History: reprinted 1979 ISBN10: 0828400334 ISBN13: 9780828400336 List Price: US$58 Member Price: US$52.20 Order Code: CHEL/33
 Reviews "Destined to remain the classic treatment of the subject ... for many years to come ... Although an inspection of the table of contents reveals a coverage so extensive that the work of more than 600 pages might lead one at first to regard this book as an encyclopedia on the subject, a reading of any chapter of the text will impress the reader as a friendly lecture revealing an unusual appreciation of both rigor and the computing technique so important to the statistician. In a word, Jordan's work is a most readable and detailed record of lectures on the Calculus of Finite Differences which will certainly appeal tremendously to the statistician and which could have been written only by one possessing a deep appreciation of mathematical statistics."  Harry C. Carver, founder and former Editor of the Annals of Mathematical Statistics Table of Contents  On operations
 Functions important in the calculus of finite differences
 Inverse operation of differences and means. Sums
 Stirling's numbers
 Bernoulli polynomials and numbers
 Euler's and Boole's polynomials. Sums of reciprocal powers
 Expansion of functions, interpolation, construction of tables
 Approximation and graduation
 Numerical solution of equations. Numerical integration
 Functions of several independent variables
 Difference equations
 Partial difference equations
