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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Partitions With Distinct Even Parts and Ramanujan's lost Notebook
Seminar:Combinatorics/Partitions Seminar
Speaker:Dr. George Andrews, Department of Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State University
The object will be to start with some of the simpler but still surprising formulas from the Lost Notebook. We shall describe some of the frustrations and miscues that attended their elucidation. We will be naturally led to partitions in which no even part is repeated (DE partitions). Two relevant partition statistics will be defined relevant to DE partitions: (1) the rank will be the greatest integer in half the largest part minus the number of even parts, (2) the number of exceptional parts, i.e. parts that are either even or smallest (or both). These statistics will be related to marvellous theorems by Corson, Favero, Liesinger and Zubairy.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:12 / 09 / 2008
Time:11:15am - 12:05pm