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Two Notes on Notation
Year of Award: 1993
Publication Information: The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 99, 1992, pp. 403-422
Summary: This article advocates for "correct" notation for (1) Iverson's convention for the characteristic function and (2) the Stirling numbers. In each case, several classical results and arguments are adapted to the proposed notation to demonstrate its efficacy.
About the Author: Don Knuth was at Stanford University at the time of publication.