http://math.sfsu.edu/federico/Clase/EC/LectureNotes/ardilaec20.pdf

Was anyone able to prove this formula?

2. Play around with Dodgson’s condensation; can you use it to prove interesting determinantal formulas? For example, can you compute Vandermonde’s determinant with it? More interesting examples?

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Bressoud and Propp’s “How the Alternating Sign Matrix Conjecture was solved”:

http://www.ams.org/notices/199906/fea-bressoud.pdf

Propp’s “The many faces of alternating sign matrices”

http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0208125v1.pdf

Zeilberger’s proof:

http://www.combinatorics.org/ojs/index.php/eljc/article/view/v3i2r13/pdf

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You can find it here: http://www-math.mit.edu/~rstan/misc.html

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Are you still trying to decide what topic you are going to work on?

Feel free to post your thoughts/questions/ideas here.

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