Translations of Mathematical Monographs 1984; 286 pp; softcover Volume: 59 Reprint/Revision History: third printing 2001 ISBN10: 0821845128 ISBN13: 9780821845127 List Price: US$104 Member Price: US$83.20 Order Code: MMONO/59
 This monograph should be of interest to a broad spectrum of readers: specialists in discrete and continuous mathematics, physicists, engineers, and others interested in computing sums and applying complex analysis in discrete mathematics. It contains investigations on the problem of finding integral representations for and computing finite and infinite sums (generating functions); these arise in practice in combinatorial analysis, the theory of algorithms and programming on a computer, probability theory, group theory, and function theory, as well as in physics and other areas of knowledge. A general approach is presented for computing sums and other expressions in closed form by reducing them to onedimensional and multiple integrals, most often to contour integrals. Table of Contents  1. The method of integral representation of combinatorial sums
 2. Integral representation and computation of onedimensional combinatorial sums
 3. Inversion and classification of linear relations in combinatorial analysis
 4. Combinatorial interpretation, integral representation, and estimation of certain sums in combinatorial analysis
 5. Integral representation and computation of multidimensional sums
 6. Applications
 7. Open problems
