Two theorems of gauss and allied identities proved arithmetically

George E. Andrews

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The product formulae of Gauss for the theta functions θ4(0, q)and (1/2)(-q)-⅛θ2(0,(-q)½)have been derived in many ways by analytic means. In this paper these formulae are derived by enumerating certain types of partitions. The enumeration technique is shown to be applicable to more general results, and several important theorems in basic hypergeometric series are proved from suitable enumerations of partitions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)563-578
Number of pages16
JournalPacific Journal of Mathematics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1972

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Mathematics


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