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# Derivation and double shuffle relations for multiple zeta values

Compositio Mathematica (Impact Factor: 1.02). 03/2006; 142(02). DOI: 10.1112/S0010437X0500182X

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**ABSTRACT:**In this paper we use the generating functions and the double shuffle relations satisfied the multiple zeta values to derive some new families of identities.03/2013;

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