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Mathematics of Computation
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The number of partitions of the integer $ N$ into $ M$ nonzero positive integers

Author: W. J. A. Colman
Journal: Math. Comp. 39 (1982), 213-224
MSC: Primary 10A45
MathSciNet review: 658226
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Abstract: The function $ {p_m}(n)$ is defined as the number of partitions of the integer n into exactly m nonzero positive integers where the order is irrelevant.

A series in which the leading terms alternate in sign is given for $ {p_m}(n)$ which yields good numerical estimates.

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PII: S 0025-5718(1982)0658226-5
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