Journal of Inequalities and Applications
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 589618, 17 pages
Research Article

Contiguous Extensions of Dixon's Theorem on the Sum of a 3F2

Department of Mathematics, Dongguk University, Gyeongju 780-714, South Korea

Received 7 October 2009; Accepted 25 February 2010

Academic Editor: Yeol J. E. Cho

Copyright © 2010 Junesang Choi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In 1994, Lavoie et al. have succeeded in artificially constructing a formula consisting of twenty three interesting results, except for five cases, closely related to the classical Dixon's theorem on the sum of a 3F2 by making a systematic use of some known relations among contiguous functions. We aim at presenting summation formulas for those five exceptional cases that can be derived by using the same technique developed by Bailey with the help of Gauss's summation theorem and generalized Kummer's theorem.