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Sylvester denumerant

J. L. Ramírez Alfonsín

in The Diophantine Frobenius Problem

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568209
eISBN:
9780191718229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568209.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, Algebra, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics

In 1857, while investigating the partition number function, J. J. Sylvester defined the function d(m; a1, . . . , an), called the denumerant, as the number of nonnegative integer representations of m ... More


Integers without representation

J. L. Ramírez Alfonsín

in The Diophantine Frobenius Problem

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568209
eISBN:
9780191718229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568209.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Algebra, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics

Let N(a1, . . . , an) be the number of integers without nonnegative integer representations by a1, . . . , an. In this chapter, a thorough presentation of the function N(a1, . . . , an) is given. In ... More


Faith in Life: John Dewey's Early Philosophy

Donald J. Morse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234707
eISBN:
9780823240760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234707.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This book considers John Dewey's early philosophy on its own terms and aims to explicate its key ideas. It does so through the fullest treatment to date of his youthful masterwork, the Psychology. ... More


The Prospects for Fiction: Male Romantic Novelists and Women’s Social Reality

Sylvia Jenkins Cook

in Working Women, Literary Ladies: The Industrial Revolution and Female Aspiration

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195327809
eISBN:
9780199870547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327809.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter looks at three male novelists who emerged from the romantic movement in America: Sylvester Judd, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville. In contrast to the majority of the Dial's ... More


“The Rectification of the Heart”: Around the Periphery of War

Meredith Baldwin Weddle

in Walking in the Way of Peace: Quaker Pacifism in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131383
eISBN:
9780199834839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513138X.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Beyond soldiering, individual Quakers faced other issues relevant to the peace testimony, such as self‐defense and offering sanctuary to others. To seek protection in a garrison house, for example, ... More


Slavery before Race: Europeans, Africans, and Indians at Long Island's Sylvester Manor Plantation, 1651-1884

Katherine Howlett Hayes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785775
eISBN:
9780814724699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785775.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The study of slavery in the Americas generally assumes a basic racial hierarchy: Africans or those of African descent are usually the slaves, and white people usually the slaveholders. This book ... More


Time, Place, and Space: Constantine the Great

Alastair Matthews

in The Kaiserchronik: A Medieval Narrative

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656998
eISBN:
9780191742187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656998.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter investigates how the temporal and spatial world of the narrative is configured in the episode about Constantine the Great in the Kaiserchronik. The chapter describes how medieval texts ... More


Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible

Malik Gaines

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479837038
eISBN:
9781479822607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479837038.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left uses the notion of excess—its transgression, multiplicity, and ambivalence—to consider performances of the sixties that circulated a black political ... More


Chasing Dirt: The American Pursuit of Cleanliness

Suellen Hoy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111286
eISBN:
9780199854011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111286.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Americans in the early 19th century were, as one foreign traveler bluntly put it, “filthy, bordering on the beastly.” Yet gradually this changed, and today Americans are known for their obsession ... More


The Gender of Solitary Vice

April R. Haynes

in Riotous Flesh: Women, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284590
eISBN:
9780226284767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284767.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

“The Gender of Solitary Vice” argues that the solitary vice became an issue of major concern in the United States only after Sylvester Graham began offering identical sexual advice to women and men. ... More


Convergence

Katherine Howlett Hayes

in Slavery before Race: Europeans, Africans, and Indians at Long Island's Sylvester Manor Plantation, 1651-1884

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785775
eISBN:
9780814724699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785775.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter traces Sylvester Manor's history, revealing a complicated social setting that runs counter to traditional stories of colonial life. Drawing on Sylvester Manor's own archive, the colonial ... More


Building and Destroying

Katherine Howlett Hayes

in Slavery before Race: Europeans, Africans, and Indians at Long Island's Sylvester Manor Plantation, 1651-1884

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785775
eISBN:
9780814724699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785775.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter reconstructs Sylvester Manor's plantation landscape based on documentary references combined with archaeological findings. It examines how the enslaved people, especially the Manhanset, ... More


Forgetting to Remember, Remembering to Forget

Katherine Howlett Hayes

in Slavery before Race: Europeans, Africans, and Indians at Long Island's Sylvester Manor Plantation, 1651-1884

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785775
eISBN:
9780814724699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785775.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the processes and reasons for forgetting the more complex history of the Sylvester Manor plantation and Shelter Island more generally. By the end of the eighteenth century, the ... More


Unimagining Communities

Katherine Howlett Hayes

in Slavery before Race: Europeans, Africans, and Indians at Long Island's Sylvester Manor Plantation, 1651-1884

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785775
eISBN:
9780814724699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785775.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the various communities and processes at the Sylvester Manor plantation, where Nathaniel Sylvester brought together an unusually diverse set of people, ideas, and aims such as ... More


The Disappearing of “Hawaiian” from American Music

John W. Troutman

in Kika Kila: How the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Changed the Sound of Modern Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627922
eISBN:
9781469627946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627922.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

During the 1930s and 1940s, the Hawaiian steel guitar continued its ascendant popularity in the United States, with hundreds of thousands of students enrolling in Hawaiian guitar schools such as the ... More


The Cockettes, Sylvester, and Performance as Life

Malik Gaines

in Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479837038
eISBN:
9781479822607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479837038.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

San Francisco’s Cockettes troupe staged radical anti-disciplinary spectacles onstage, in short films, in public, and in their domestic spaces. They hyperbolized the leftist political programs that ... More


James Joseph Sylvester

John Fauvel

in Oxford Figures: Eight Centuries of the Mathematical Sciences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681976
eISBN:
9780191761737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.003.0014
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter chronicles the life and career of James Joseph Sylvester, from his undergraduate days in Cambridge, via his teaching experiences at the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich and in the USA ... More


The algebra of quaternions

Leiba Rodman

in Topics in Quaternion Linear Algebra

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161853
eISBN:
9781400852741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161853.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, Algebra

This chapter concerns (scalar) quaternions and the basic properties of quaternion algebra, with emphasis on solution of equations such as axb = c and ax − xb = c. It studies the Sylvester equation ax ... More


The Ultimate Stallone Reader: Sylvester Stallone as Star, Icon, Auteur

Chris Holmlund (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169813
eISBN:
9780231850643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169813.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Sylvester Stallone has been a defining part of American film for nearly four decades. He has made an impact on world entertainment in a surprisingly diverse range of capacities — as actor, writer, ... More


Partitions

GEORGE E. ANDREWS

in Combinatorics: Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199656592
eISBN:
9780191748059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656592.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics, History of Mathematics

While Leibniz appears to have been the earliest to consider the partitioning of integers into sums, Euler was the first person to make truly deep discoveries. J. J. Sylvester was the next researcher ... More


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