In his famous book "Combinatory Analysis" MacMahon introduced Partition Analysis as a computational method for solving combinatorial problems in connection with systems of linear diophantine inequalities and equations. However, MacMahon failed in his attempt to use his method for a satisfactory treatment of plane partitions. It is the object of this article to show that nevertheless Partition Analysis is of significant value when treating non-standard types of plane partitions. To this end "plane partition diamonds" are introduced. Applying Partition Analysis a simple closed form for the full generating function is derived. In the discovering process the Omega package developed by the authors has played a fundamental role.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Mathematics