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A simple proof of the quintuple product identity


Authors: L. Carlitz and M. V. Subbarao
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 32 (1972), 42-44
MSC: Primary 05.04
MathSciNet review: 0289316
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Abstract: We show here that the important Watson-Gordon five product combinatorial identity can, in fact, be deduced as a very simple and natural corollary to the classical Jacobi triple product identity.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1972-0289316-2
PII: S 0002-9939(1972)0289316-2
Keywords: Quintuple product identity, Jacobi's triple product identity
Article copyright: © Copyright 1972 American Mathematical Society