Event Type:

Department Colloquium

Date/Time:

Monday, April 5, 2010 - 09:00

Location:

Kidd 350

Guest Speaker:

Institution:

Pacific University

Abstract:

A crash course in partition theory and common methods will be given. We will then introduce a combinatorial proof of the Lebesgue identity using our newfound knowledge and discuss how this leads to a new finite form of the identity. Using this new finite form we are able to make new observations about special cases of the Lebesgue identity, namely the "little" Goellnitz theorems and Sylvester's identity.