Kinkar Ch. Das*
Department of Mathematics, College of Science, Sungkyunkwan University
Received Date: April 09, 2012; Accepted Date: April 12, 2012; Published Date: April 15, 2012
Citation: Das CHK (2012) The Journal of Applied & Computational Mathematics (2168-9679). J Applied Computat Mathemat 1:e108.doi: 10.4172/2168-9679.1000e108
Copyright: © 2012 Das CHK. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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