The Ramanujan Journal

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 247–266 | Cite as

New finite Rogers-Ramanujan identities

  • Victor J. W. Guo
  • Frédéric Jouhet
  • Jiang Zeng


We present two general finite extensions for each of the two Rogers-Ramanujan identities. Of these one can be derived directly from Watson’s transformation formula by specialization or through Bailey’s method, the second similar formula can be proved either by using the first formula and the q-Gosper algorithm, or through the so-called Bailey lattice.


Rogers-Ramanujan identities Watson’s transformation Bailey chain Bailey lattice 

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000)

05A30 33D15 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor J. W. Guo
    • 1
  • Frédéric Jouhet
    • 2
  • Jiang Zeng
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsEast China Normal UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Université de Lyon, Université Lyon 1, Institut Camille Jordan, UMR 5208 du CNRSVilleurbanne CedexFrance

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