Orr's Theorem



where _2F_1(a,b;c;z) is a hypergeometric function, then


where (a)_n is a Pochhammer symbol.

Furthermore, if




where Gamma(z) is the gamma function (Bailey 1935, p. 84).

See also

Cayley's Hypergeometric Function Theorem, Generalized Hypergeometric Function

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