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Dyson about Littlewood

Multiplication table of the 3x3 permutation matrices“Professor Littlewood, when he makes use of an algebraic identity, always saves himself the trouble of proving it; he maintains that an identity, if true, can be verified in a few lines by anybody obtuse enough to feel the need of verification. My object in the following pages is to confute this assertion.” Freeman J. Dyson in Some Guesses in the Theory of Partitions (1944).

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