The Theory of Partitions

The Theory of Partitions

by George E. Andrews
     
 

ISBN-10: 052163766X

ISBN-13: 9780521637664

Pub. Date: 07/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book develops the theory of partitions. Simply put, the partitions of a number are the ways of writing that number as sums of positive integers. For example, the five partitions of 4 are 4, 3+1, 2+2, 2+1+1, and 1+1+1+1. Surprisingly, such a simple matter requires some deep mathematics for its study. This book considers the many theoretical aspects of this

Overview

This book develops the theory of partitions. Simply put, the partitions of a number are the ways of writing that number as sums of positive integers. For example, the five partitions of 4 are 4, 3+1, 2+2, 2+1+1, and 1+1+1+1. Surprisingly, such a simple matter requires some deep mathematics for its study. This book considers the many theoretical aspects of this subject, which have in turn recently found applications to statistical mechanics, computer science and other branches of mathematics. With minimal prerequisites, this book is suitable for students as well as researchers in combinatorics, analysis, and number theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521637664
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Series:
Encyclopedia of Mathematics and its Applications Series, #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. The elementary theory of partitions; 2. Infinite series generating functions; 3. Restricted partitions and permutations; 4. Compositions and Simon Newcomb's problem; 5. The Hardy-Ramanujan-Rademacher expansion of p(n); 6. The asymptotics of infinite product generating functions; 7. Identities of the Rogers-Ramanujan type; 8. A general theory of partition identities; 9. Sieve methods related to partitions; 10. Congruence properties of partition functions; 11. Higher-dimensional partitions; 12. Vector or multipartite partitions; 13. Partitions in combinatorics; 14. Computations for partitions.

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