PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Partitions with Early Repetitions and Slater's List
Seminar:Combinatorics/Partitions Seminar
Speaker:George Andrews, Penn State
Abstract:
In 1886, J.J. Sylvester defined "flushed partitions", and posed a couple of interesting problems concerning them. Subsequently in 1970, I wrote a short paper on Sylvester's questions and in 2009 considered, more generally, partitions with early repetitions. One result in the latter paper involves one of the seventh order mock theta functions. Sylvester's ideas and the subsequent refinements lead one to ask if there are similar interpretations for some or many of the identities in Slater's compendium of Rogers-Ramanujan type identities and if this leads to new results. The object of this talk is to provide an affirmative answer.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:202 Osmond
Date:08 / 10 / 2010
Time:11:15am - 12:05pm