By Tewodros Amdeberhan and Doron Zeilberger
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Written: Dec. 26, 2000.

Appeared in: Adv. Appl. Math. 27 (2001) 225-230 (Foata Special issue).

Copyright(c)2001 by Academic Press (available from IDEAL).

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson is one the most famous mathematicians of all times, in the sense that he was very famous and he was a mathematician. But even though he was neither Cayley nor Sylvester in his mathematics, he was a very good one. And indeed, his Condensation Method, that has already served me so well in proving MacMahon's Determinant, and for which I gave a combinatorial proof using Two-Timing Men and Women, can be pushed much further, as the present article demonstrates.

IMPORTANT: This article mentions the Maple package DODGSON.

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