The Theory of Partitions
By (author) George E. Andrews
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Theory of Partitions by George E. Andrews
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521637664
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jul-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author George E. Andrews
Integer Partitions, Hardback (October 2004)
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Special Functions, Paperback (January 2001)
An overview of special functions, focusing on the hypergeometric functions and the associated hypergeometric series.
Number Theory, Paperback (January 1995)» View all books by George E. Andrews
Undergraduate text uses combinatorial approach to accommodate both math majors and liberal arts students. Covers the basics of number theory, offers an outstanding introduction to partitions, plus chapters on multiplicativity-divisibility, quadratic congruences, additivity, and more
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