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Partitions and sums and products of integers


Author: Neil Hindman
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 247 (1979), 227-245
MSC: Primary 10A45; Secondary 05A17, 54A25
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-1979-0517693-4
MathSciNet review: 517693
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Abstract: The principal result of the paper is that, if $r < \omega$ and ${\{ {A_i}\} _{i < r}}$ is a partition of $\omega$, then there exist $i < r$ and infinite subsets B and C of $\omega$ such that $\sum F \in {A_i}$ and $\prod {G \in {A_i}}$ whenever F and G are finite nonempty subsets of B and C respectively. Conditions on the partition are obtained which are sufficient to guarantee that B and C can be chosen equal in the above statement, and some related finite questions are investigated.


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Keywords: Partitions, ultrafilters, sums, products
Article copyright: © Copyright 1979 American Mathematical Society