# Author Archives: Tom Copeland

## Formal group laws and binomial Sheffer sequences

Given a compositional inverse pair and , i.e., , with with , , and , construct the binomial Sheffer sequence with the exponential generating function . Then the associated formal group law (FGL) may be expressed as Advertisements

## An Intriguing Tapestry: Number triangles, polytopes, Grassmannians, and scattering amplitudes

(This is a duplicate of a Mathoverflow question posed in Oct 2014 that ran the gauntlet of the OCD cadre there–the demonstrative ones I assume avoid stepping on cracks in the sidewalk and become obstructive, hostile, and/or jealous at popular … Continue reading

## Compositional Inverse Operators and Sheffer Sequences

When considering operator inverses, one usually considers multiplicative inverses. As noted earlier in several entries, particularly, “Bernoulli and Blissard meet Stirling … ” (BBS), we see compositional inverse pairs of operators playing an important role in making associations among important … Continue reading

## The Lagrange Reversion Theorem and the Lagrange Inversion Formula

From Wikipedia on the LRT, with , . Letting and , and , giving , the Lagrange inversion formula about the origin, whose expansion in the Taylor series coefficients of is discussed in OEIS A248927. See also A134685. For connections … Continue reading

## Dirac-Appell Sequences

The Pincherle derivative is implicitly used in Eqn. 2.19 page 13 of “Mastering the master field” by Gopakumar and Gross. The raising and creation operators in the paper are analogous to those for a Laplace-dual Appell sequence, or Dirac-Appell sequence, … Continue reading