TY - JOUR

T1 - NEW INFINITE FAMILIES OF CONGRUENCES MODULO POWERS OF 2 FOR 2-REGULAR PARTITIONS WITH DESIGNATED SUMMANDS

AU - Sellers, James A.

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PY - 2024

Y1 - 2024

N2 - In 2002, Andrews, Lewis, and Lovejoy introduced the combinatorial objects which they called partitions with designated summands. These are built by taking un-restricted integer partitions and designating exactly one of each occurrence of a part. In that same work, Andrews, Lewis, and Lovejoy also studied such partitions wherein all parts must be odd. Recently, Herden, Sepanski, Stanfill, Hammon, Hen-ningsen, Ickes, and Ruiz proved a number of Ramanujan-like congruences for the function P D2 (n) which counts the number of partitions of weight n with designated summands wherein all parts must be odd. In this work, we prove some of the results conjectured by Herden, et al. by proving the following two infinite families of congruences satisfied by P D2 (n): For all α ≥ 0 and n ≥ 0, P D2 (2α (4n + 3)) ≡ 0 (mod 4) and P D2 (2α (8n + 7)) ≡ 0 (mod 8). All of the proof techniques used herein are elementary, relying on classical q-series identities and generating function manipulations.

AB - In 2002, Andrews, Lewis, and Lovejoy introduced the combinatorial objects which they called partitions with designated summands. These are built by taking un-restricted integer partitions and designating exactly one of each occurrence of a part. In that same work, Andrews, Lewis, and Lovejoy also studied such partitions wherein all parts must be odd. Recently, Herden, Sepanski, Stanfill, Hammon, Hen-ningsen, Ickes, and Ruiz proved a number of Ramanujan-like congruences for the function P D2 (n) which counts the number of partitions of weight n with designated summands wherein all parts must be odd. In this work, we prove some of the results conjectured by Herden, et al. by proving the following two infinite families of congruences satisfied by P D2 (n): For all α ≥ 0 and n ≥ 0, P D2 (2α (4n + 3)) ≡ 0 (mod 4) and P D2 (2α (8n + 7)) ≡ 0 (mod 8). All of the proof techniques used herein are elementary, relying on classical q-series identities and generating function manipulations.

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U2 - 10.5281/zenodo.10581005

DO - 10.5281/zenodo.10581005

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85184397754

SN - 1553-1732

VL - 24

JO - Integers

JF - Integers

M1 - A16

ER -