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A Generator of Rook Polynomials
Daniel C. Fielder

A list adaptation of an inclusion-exclusion method for calculating the rook polynomials of arbitrary finite chessboards is discussed and presented.





  *A "By Hand" Example

  *A List Example

  *Code and Program Details


About the Author
Daniel C. Fielder received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Georgia
Institute of Technology in 1957. Except for a year of teaching at Syracuse
University and a summer visiting professorship at Westinghouse Research Labs, he taught continuously and performed research on discrete math applications
at Georgia Tech since 1948. He was a Life Fellow of IEEE. Dr. Fielder retired
in 1988 as professor emeritus, but continued to teach until the time of his
death in October 2003. During WWII, he designed ship degaussing systems at
the Bureau of Ships under (then) Lt. Cmdr. Hyman G. Rickover, who later
founded the U.S. nuclear navy.

Daniel C. Fielder
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0250

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