The Saalschütz Chain Reactions and Multiple q-Series Transformations

  • C H U Wenchang
Part of the Developments in Mathematics book series (DEVM, volume 13)


By recursive use of the q-Saalschütz summation formula, we investigate further the Saalschütz chain reactions introduced by the author in (Chu, 2002). Some general series transformations which express basic terminating series in terms of finite multiple sums will be established. As applications, we derive by means of Jackson's 6ϕ5-series identity three transformations including one due to Andrews (1975). These transformations yield further a number of multiple Rogers-Ramanujan identities, whose research was initiated and developed mainly by Andrews and Bressoud from the middle of seventieth up to now.


Lattice Path Series Transformation Basic Hypergeometric Series CBMS Regional Conference Series Bailey Pair 
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  • C H U Wenchang
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  1. 1.Department of Applied MathematicsDalian University of TechnologyDalianP.R. China

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