# Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society

Published by the American Mathematical Society since 1950, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society is devoted to shorter research articles in all areas of pure and applied mathematics.

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## On certain weighted partitions and finite semisimple ringsHTML articles powered by AMS MathViewer

by L. B. Richmond and M. V. Subbarao
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 64 (1977), 13-19 Request permission

## Abstract:

Let k be a fixed integer $\geqslant 1$ and define ${\tau _k}(n) = {\Sigma _{{d^k}/n}}1$. Thus ${\tau _{1}}(n)$ is the ordinary divisor function and ${\tau _k}(n)$ is the number of kth powers dividing n. We derive the asymptotic behaviour as $n \to \infty$ of ${P_k}(n)$ defined by $\sum \limits _{n = 0}^\infty {{P_k}(n){x^n} = \prod \limits _{n = 1}^\infty {{{(1 - {x^n})}^{ - {\tau _k}(n)}}} .}$ Thus ${P_k}(n)$ is the number of partitions of n where we recognize ${\tau _k}(m)$ different colours of the integer m when it occurs as a summand in a partition. The case $k = 2$ is of special interest since the number $f(n)$ of semisimple rings with n elements when $n = q_1^{{l_1}}q_2^{{l_2}} \ldots$ is given by $f(n) = {P_2}({l_1}){P_2}({l_2}) \ldots$.
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