PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Palindromic congruence properties of p(n,m)
Seminar:Combinatorics/Partitions Seminar
Speaker:Brandt Kronholm, SUNY Albany
Abstract:
p(n,m) is the function which enumerates the number of partitions of n into exactly m parts. In a previous publication [PAMS,133 (2005), 2891-2895] the speaker established and gave an explicit formula for an infinite family of Ramanujan-like congruences for p(n,m). The goal of this talk is to show that almost all of these congruences occur in pairs and those that do not are easily identified. Moreover, preliminary to our main result, we will show that modulo 5, the first 26 values of p(n,4) determine all subsequent values of p(n,4) modulo 5. This result will be generalized.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:10 / 28 / 2008
Time:11:15am - 12:05pm