Thursday, April 15, 2021

Nayandeep Deka Baruah (Tezpur University) - April 15, 2021 - 3:55 PM-5:00 PM (IST)

Our next speaker is Nayandeep Deka Baruah of Tezpur University, Assam, India.

Talk Announcement:

Title: Matching coefficients in the series expansions of certain $q$-products and their inverses.

Speaker: Nayandeep Deka Baruah (Tezpur University)

When: April 15, 2021 - 3:55 PM - 5:00 PM (IST)

Abstract:We show that the series expansions of certain  $q$-products have \textit{matching coefficients} with their inverses. Several of the results are associated to Ramanujan's continued fractions. For example, let $R(q)$ denote the Rogers-Ramanujan continued fraction having the well-known $q$-product repesentation $R(q)=\left(q,q^4;q^5\right)_{\infty}/\left(q^2,q^3;q^5\right)_{\infty}$. If
\begin{align*}
\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\alpha(n)q^n=\dfrac{1}{R^5\left(q\right)}=\left(\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\alpha^{\prime}(n)q^n\right)^{-1},\\
\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\beta(n)q^n=\dfrac{R(q)}{R\left(q^{16}\right)}=\left(\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\beta^{\prime}(n)q^n\right)^{-1},
\end{align*}
then
\begin{align*}
\alpha(5n+r)&=-\alpha^{\prime}(5n+r-2), \quad r\in\{3,4\}; \\ \text{and} & \\