# Definition:Integer Partition/Historical Note

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## Historical Note on Integer Partition

Integer partitions were originally studied by Leonhard Paul Euler.

Srinivasa Ramanujan also studied them in some depth, and succeeded in proving a considerable number of their properties.

## Sources

- 1997: Donald E. Knuth:
*The Art of Computer Programming: Volume 1: Fundamental Algorithms*(3rd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): $\S 1.2.1$: Mathematical Induction