An algorithm for proving terminating hypergeometric identities, and thus binomial coefficients identities, is presented. It is based upon Gosper's algorithm for indefinite hypergeometric summation. A MAPLE program implementing this algorithm succeeded in proving almost all known identities. Hitherto the proof of such identities was an exclusively human endeavor.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics