partition function

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partition function ‎(plural partition functions)

  1. (mathematics) generalization of the definition of a partition function in statistical mechanics
  2. (number theory) function that represents the number of possible partitions of a natural number.
  3. (quantum field theory) generalization of the definition of a partition function in statistical mechanics
  4. (statistical mechanics) function that is the generating function of the correlation function

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