The Fractal Nature of Partitions

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Rewrite the following partition of 21 as a dot product of frequencies and parts: . The sum of the frequencies is 7.


Partitions are listed in reverse lexicographic order. For example, the five partitions of 4 are listed as .

For each , this Demonstration plots (from the bottom to the top) the means, medians, and sums of the nonzero frequencies of the parts of the partitions of .


Contributed by: George Beck (May 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



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