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Combinatorics: Ancient and Modern$
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Robin Wilson and John J. Watkins

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199656592

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656592.001.0001

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(p.205) Chapter 9 Partitions
Combinatorics: Ancient and Modern


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While Leibniz appears to have been the earliest to consider the partitioning of integers into sums, Euler was the first person to make truly deep discoveries. J. J. Sylvester was the next researcher to make major contributions, followed by Fabian Franklin. The 20th century saw an explosion of research with contributions from L. J. Rogers, G. H. Hardy, Percy MacMahon, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and Hans Rademacher.

Keywords:   partitions, Leibniz, Euler, J. J. Sylvester, Fabian Franklin, L. J. Rogers, G. H. Hardy, Percy MacMahon, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Hans Rademacher

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