Integrals, partitions, and cellular automata
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Alexander E. Holroyd, Thomas M. Liggett and Dan Romik
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Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 356 (2004), 33493368
MSC (2000):
Primary 26A06; Secondary 05A17, 60C05, 60K35
Published electronically:
December 15, 2003
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2052953
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Abstract: We prove that
where is the decreasing function that satisfies , for . When is an integer and we deduce several combinatorial results. These include an asymptotic formula for the number of integer partitions not having consecutive parts, and a formula for the metastability thresholds of a class of threshold growth cellular automaton models related to bootstrap percolation.
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Alexander E. Holroyd
Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z2
Email:
holroyd@math.ubc.ca
Thomas M. Liggett
Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Califonia 900951555
Email:
tml@math.ucla.edu
Dan Romik
Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Email:
romik@wisdom.weizmann.ac.il
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002994703034172
PII:
S 00029947(03)034172
Keywords:
Definite integral,
partition asymptotics,
partition identity,
combinatorial probability,
threshold growth model,
bootstrap percolation,
cellular automaton
Received by editor(s):
February 17, 2003
Received by editor(s) in revised form:
May 6, 2003
Published electronically:
December 15, 2003
Additional Notes:
The first author’s research was funded in part by NSF Grant DMS–0072398.
The second author’s research was funded in part by NSF Grant DMS0070465.
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