Let p be an odd prime. The bar partitions with sign and p-bar-core partitions with sign respectively label the spin characters and p-defect zero spin characters of the double cover of the symmetric group, and by restriction, those of the alternating group. The generating functions for these objects have been determined by J. Olsson. We study these functions from an arithmetic perspective, using classical analytic tools and elementary generating function manipulation to obtain many Ramanujan-like congruences.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Mathematics