Connecting Seminearrings to Probability Generating Functions

Part of the Mathematics and Its Applications book series (MAIA, volume 336)


Are seminearrings important to other areas of mathematics? The purpose of this paper is to show an example of an application in the theory of probability.


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Math. DepartmentBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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