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I'm trying to integrate a very difficult expression, and I've arrived at a particular step involving this sum, which I want to turn into a closed expression so that I can raise it to a power, re-sum over one of the variables and then integrate. Here's the sum:


where $\left(a\right)_{n}$ is the Pochhammer symbol (essentially I have written out explicitly an F1 Appell Hypergeometric Series into the middle and final brackets); as such one can rewrite the expression as:


If you saw this and wanted to try and simplify it as much as possible so that raising (the whole expression) to a particular power would be possible (avoiding the need to use the infinite multinomial theorem), how would you go forward? Does it look too complex to have a closed form expression?

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p.s. The sum definitely converges. – Alexander Giles Sep 4 '13 at 20:44
g and beta are constants – Alexander Giles Sep 5 '13 at 0:09
Does it look too complex to have a closed form expression? No, it's too easy :p. This expression needs a miracle. – whatever Aug 6 '14 at 20:26

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