The [NameRemoved] Determinant Identity is Purely Routine

By Doron Zeilberger

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(Exclusively published in the Personal Journal of Shalosh B. Ekhad and Doron Zeilberger)

Written: Dec. 22, 2011.

I was very disappointed (and shocked!) by the recent rejection by a certain new "journal" (that no library that I know of subscribes to) of the masterpiece by Drew Sills and myself, on the grounds that it is "only a tutorial" and "not a research paper" and "just implementing old ideas of Arthur Cayley" (possibly true, but our "trivial" paper is much deeper than anything that any human mathematician can ever do, and "implementation" is much more challenging than proving yet another theorem), it inspired me to look up some of the recent work of the managing editor, NameRemoved, who sent us the rejection. What you say is what you are! This one-page paper is a result.

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