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Ben Brink
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Question on Hamilton
Posted:
Aug 20, 2009 9:41 PM



To prove the formula just before Section 378 on p. 364 in Lectures in Quaternions, I need:
(1) for 1<=k<=nm, the number of associative decompositions of k + m pairwise noncommuting factors into products of m+1 expressions is (1/m!)k(k+1)...(k+m1); (2) Sum(from k = 1 to k = nm) of [(1/m!)k(k+1)...(k+m1)][(n+1)(k+m)] =[(n+1)n...(nm)]/(m+2)!
If anyone has a correction or reference in a website/text/handbook (e.g. Henry Gould's Combinatorial Identities), I would much appreciate it.
Thanks for everybody's time!
Ben
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