Arithmetic Properties of Partitions with Even Parts Distinct

Combinatorics/Partitions Seminar

Meeting Details

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Speaker: Dr. James Sellers, Department of Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State University

Abstract: In this work, we consider the function ped(n), the number of partitions of an integer n wherein the even parts are distinct (and the odd parts are unrestricted). Our goal is to consider this function from an arithmetical point of view in the spirit of Ramanujan's congruences for the unrestricted partition function p(n). We prove a number of results for ped(n) including the following: For all n, ped(9n+4) = 0 (mod 4) and ped(9n+7) = 0 (mod 12). The techniques used to prove these results are quite elementary. This is joint work with George Andrews (Penn State) and Michael Hirschhorn (University of New South Wales).

Room Reservation Information

Room Number: 106 McAllister

Date: 04/07/2009

Time: 11:15am - 12:05pm