The Ramanujan Journal

, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 229–233

On core and bar-core partitions


DOI: 10.1007/s11139-011-9309-y

Cite this article as:
Gramain, JB. & Nath, R. Ramanujan J (2012) 27: 229. doi:10.1007/s11139-011-9309-y


If s and t are relatively prime integers, J.B. Olsson proved in (J. Comb. Theory, Ser. A 116:733–740, 2009) that the s-core of a t-core partition is again a t-core partition, and that the s-bar-core of a t-bar-core partition is again a t-bar-core partition. Here generalised results are proved for partitions and bar partitions when the restriction that s and t be relatively prime is removed.


Partitions Bar partitions Core Bar-core 

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000)

20C30 20C15 20C20 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut de Mathématiques de JussieuUniversité Denis Diderot, Paris VII, UFR de MathématiquesParis Cedex 05France
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, York CollegeCity University of New YorkJamaicaUSA

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