Integer Partitions

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Oktober 2004



Provides a wide ranging introduction to partitions, accessible to any reader familiar with polynomials and infinite series.


1. Introduction; 2. Euler and beyond; 3. Ferrers graphs; 4. The Rogers-Ramanujan identities; 5. Generating functions; 6. Formulas for partition functions; 7. Gaussian polynomials; 8. Durfee squares; 9. Euler refined; 10. Plane partitions; 11. Growing Ferrers boards; 12. Musings; A. Infinite series and products; B. References; C. Solutions and hints.


George E. Andrews is Evan Pugh Professor of Mathematics at the Pennsylvania State University. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, the Principal Lecturer at a Conference Board for the Mathematical Sciences meeting, and a Hedrick Lecturer for the MAA. Having published extensively on the theory of partitions and related areas, he has been formally recognized for his contribution to pure mathematics by several prestigious universities and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (USA). Kimmo Eriksson is Professor of Mathematics at Malardalen University College, where he has served as the dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology. He has published in combinatorics, computational biology and game theory. He is also the author of several textbooks in discrete mathematics and recreational mathematics, and has received numerous prizes for excellence in teaching.


'Interesting historical remarks and recent results are also contained. This book offers a charming entryway to partition theory.' Zentralblatt MATH 'The clarity, accuracy, and motivation found in the writing should make the book especially attractive to students who want to begin to learn about the beautiful theory of partitions.' Combinatorics, Probability and Computing
EAN: 9780521600903
ISBN: 0521600901
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2004
Seitenanzahl: 152 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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