Given integers i,j,k,L,M, we establish a new double bounded q-series identity from which the three parameter (i,j,k) key identity of Alladi-Andrews-Gordon for Goellnitz's (big) theorem follows if L, M tend to infinity. When L = M, the identity yields a strong refinement of Goellnitz's theorem with a bound on the parts given by L. This is the first time a bounded version of Goellnitz's (big) theorem has been proved. This leads to new bounded versions of Jacobi's triple product identity for theta functions and other fundamental identities.
arXiv Mathematics e-prints
- Pub Date:
- July 2000
- Mathematics - Combinatorics;
- Mathematics - Number Theory;
- Mathematics - Quantum Algebra;
- 17 pages, to appear in Proceedings of Gainesville 1999 Conference on Symbolic Computations