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A Partition Sampler

by

Brenda Johnson
Union College

January 29, 2007
4:45 pm
Bailey Hall 201

Refreshments will be served In Bailey Hall 204


Abstract:

A partition of a natural number n is a list of natural numbers whose sum is n. The number of partitions of n is denoted p(n). For example, the partitions of 3 are {1,1,1}, {1,2}, and {3}, so p(3)=3. The function p has been studied for centuries. I'll discuss some of the interesting mathematics that has resulted from the study of this seemingly simple function. This talk is based on thesis work with Jessica DiMarco.


For additional information, send e-mail to math@union.edu or call (518) 388-6246.
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