A Survey of multipartitions: Congruences and identities

George E. Andrews

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The concept of a multipartition of a number, which has proved so useful in the study of Lie algebras, is studied for its own intrinsic interest. Following up on the work of Atkin, we shall present an infinite family of congruences for Pκ (n), the number of k-component multipartitions of n. We shall also examine the enigmatic tripentagonal number theorem and show that it implies a theorem about tripartitions. Building on this latter observation, we examine a variety of multipartition identities connecting them with mock theta functions and the Rogers-Ramanujan identities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSURVEYS IN NUMBER THEORY
Number of pages19
StatePublished - 2008

Publication series

NameDevelopments in Mathematics
ISSN (Print)1389-2177

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Mathematics


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