Event Type:

Number Theory Seminar

Date/Time:

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 16:00 to 17:00

Location:

Kidder 237

Abstract:

We motivate the definition of Bailey pairs and Bailey's lemma with the celebrated Rogers-Ramanujan identities. Upon reviewing the history of Bailey pairs and Bailey's Lemma, we briefly discuss their use in rank and crank functions for integers partition type function. This later use was the the focus of several articles of the author, some of which are joint work with Frank Garvan.