S³ seminar : On the polynomial part of a restricted partition function

Seminar on December 21, 2017, 10:30 AM at CentraleSupelec (Gif-sur-Yvette) Salle du conseil du L2S - B4.40
Karl Dilcher, (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada)

We prove an explicit formula for the polynomial part of a restricted
partition function, also known as the first Sylvester wave. This is achieved by way of some identities for higher-order Bernoulli polynomials, one of which is analogous to Raabe's well-known multiplication formula for the ordinary Bernoulli polynomials. As a consequence of our main result we obtain an asymptotic expression of the first Sylvester wave as the coefficients of the restricted partition grow arbitrarily large.
(Joint work with Christophe Vignat).