# Questions tagged [pochhammer-symbol]

The Pochhammer symbol is notation used for both rising and falling factorials, e.g. in defining basic hypergeometric series and related special functions. This tag is also appropriate for questions about the $q$-Pochhammer symbol, which plays a similar role in defining $q$-hypergeometric series, etc.

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### Combinatorial Identity $\sum_{k=1}^n (-1)^{k-1} \cdot q^{\frac{k(k-1)}{2}} \cdot \frac{\prod_{i=n-k+1}^n(1-q^i)}{\prod_{i=1}^k(1-q^i)} = 1$

I have to validate the following identity which is defined: $$\sum_{k=1}^n (-1)^{k-1} \cdot q^{\frac{k(k-1)}{2}} \cdot \frac{\prod_{i=n-k+1}^n(1-q^i)}{\prod_{i=1}^k(1-q^i)} = 1$$ where $0<q<1$....
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### Unimodality of q-binomial coefficients

The q-Pochhammer symbol $[n]_q!$ is defined as $$[n]_q! = \frac{(1-q^n)(1-q^{n-1})\cdots(1-q)}{(1-q)^n} = (1+q) (1+q+q^2) \cdots (1+q+\cdots+q^{n-1})$$ It can be easily shown that $[n]_q!$ (function ...
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### Identity using q-Pochhammer symbols

Prove - $$∑_{n=0}^{∞} \frac{(a;q)_n}{(q;q)_n} q^{n\choose 2} q^n={(−q;q)_∞}{(aq;q^2)_∞}.$$ where $(a;q)$ are the q-Pochhammer symbols. I know that the RHS is the product of generating functions of ...
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### Definition domains of the pochhammer symbols?

What are the definition domains for $n$ and $x$ that gives $x^{(n)}$ (upper pochhammer symbol) and $(x)_n$ (lower pochhammer symbol) in $\mathbb{R}$ ?
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### factoring infinite products of $q$-series with constant term equal to 1

I was thinking about the following infinite product: $$\prod_{n=0}^{\infty} \frac{ae^{-2n}+be^{-n}+c}{c}$$ The right way of generalizing it is to think in terms of $q$-Pochhammer symbols. If $r_{1}$ ...