By employing Andrews' generalization of Watson's q-analogue of Whipple's theorem, Bressoud obtained an analytic identity, which specializes to most of the well-known theorems on partitions with part congruence conditions and difference conditions including the Rogers-Ramanujan identities. This led him to define two partition functions A and B depending on multiple parameters as combinatorial counterparts of his identity. Bressoud then proved that A = B for some very restricted choice of parameters and conjectured the equality to hold in full generality. We provide a proof of the conjecture for a much larger class of parameters, settling many cases of Bressoud's conjecture.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
- Computational Theory and Mathematics