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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Observations on the Parity of the Total Number of Parts in Odd-Part Partitions
Seminar:Combinatorics/Partitions Seminar
Speaker:Dr. James Sellers
Abstract:
In recent years, numerous functions which count the number of parts of various types of partitions have been studied. (Consider, for example, Andrews' recent work on spt(n), the number of smallest parts of all the partitions of n, and subsequent work by Bringmann, Garvan, and Mahlburg.) In this brief note, we consider the function pto(n) which counts the total number of parts in all odd-part partitions of n (or what Chen and Ji recently called the number of rooted partitions of n into odd parts). In particular, we prove a number of results on the parity of pto(n), including infinitely many Ramanujan-like congruences satisfied by the function.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB315
Date:09 / 18 / 2007
Time:03:35pm - 04:25pm