Orthogonal polynomials, mock theta functions and q-identities

Combinatorics/Partitions Seminar

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Speaker: Dr. George Andrews, Penn State

Abstract: Near the end of my paper "Parity in Partitions Identities," I provided a q-series expansion that contained the Rogers-Ramanujan identities and a fifth order mock theta function expansion as special cases. This talk will be devoted to an alternative proof of this result from the point of view of orthogonal polynomials. The talk will be self-contained and will develop all the necessary concepts of orthogonal polynomials from scratch.


Room Reservation Information

Room Number: 106 McAllister

Date: 08/25/2009

Time: 11:15am - 12:05pm