The Ramanujan Journal

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 173–188

The Bailey transform and false theta functions


  • George E. Andrews
    • The Pennsylvania State University
    • Department of Mathematics and StatisticsThe University of Melbourne

DOI: 10.1007/s11139-006-9006-4

Cite this article as:
Andrews, G.E. & Warnaar, S.O. Ramanujan J (2007) 14: 173. doi:10.1007/s11139-006-9006-4


An empirical exploration of five of Ramanujan's intriguing false theta function identities leads to unexpected instances of Bailey's transform which, in turn, lead to many new identities for both false and partial theta functions.


RamanujanFalse theta seriesBailey transformBailey pair

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