# Gaussian Brackets

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Given quantities , , …, , the Gaussian bracket is defined as the sum of all the following terms:

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Contributed by: Štefan Porubský and Szabolcs Horvát (March 2011)

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This term was actually introduced by Euler, who used the notation . Euler or Gauss brackets have applications in number theory, combinatorics, etc.

(The first author was supported by project 1ET200300529 of the Information Society of the National Research Program of the Czech Republic and by the Institutional Research Plan AV0Z10300504; the Demonstration was submitted 2008-04-29.)

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