
06505019
j
2016b.00743
Gilbert, Rebekah Ann
A fine rediscovery.
Am. Math. Mon. 122, No. 4, 322331 (2015).
2015
Mathematical Association of America (MAA), Washington, DC
EN
K25
A30
Stanley's theorem
Elder's theorem
doi:10.4169/amer.math.monthly.122.04.322
Summary: This article explores the history of the two results in integer partitions known as Stanley's theorem and Elder's theorem. While history has credited Richard Stanley with the discovery of the results, we note that Nathan Fine had established these results among a host of other partition identities over a decade earlier. In tribute to Fine, analogues in the sets of odd partitions and distinct partitions are presented.