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A question on a sum of $q$-binomial coefficients

I am trying to enumerate a certain quantity and at some point I get the following sum: \begin{equation} \sum_{i=0}^{m}{m \brack i}_q \sum_{j=0}^{n-m} q^{j(m-i)}{n-m \brack j}_q \sum_{k=0}^{r} ...
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Proving q-binomial identities

I was wondering if anyone could show me how to prove q-binomial identities? I do not have a single example in my notes, and I can't seem to find any online. For example, consider: ${a + 1 + b \brack ...
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Closed form for $\sum_{m \geq 1} (-1)^m q^{m(m+1)/2 + m \Delta}$?

Is there a useful closed form for the following series ($|\Delta|$ is a small integer)? $$f(q,\Delta) =\sum_{m=1}^{\infty} (-1)^m q^{m(m+1)/2 + m \Delta}$$ It is a large-$n$ approximation of the ...