Proc. Japan Acad. Ser. A Math. Sci. 98 (5), 29-33, (May 2022) DOI: 10.3792/pjaa.98.006
KEYWORDS: multiple zeta values, $q$-multiple zeta values, Duality, connected sums, 11M32, 05A30
This paper gives an application of so-called connected sums, introduced recently by Seki and Yamamoto [SY]. Special about our approach is that it proves a duality for the Schlesinger–Zudilin and the Bradley–Zhao model of qMZVs simultaneously. The latter implies the duality for MZVs and the former can be used to prove the shuffle product formula for MZVs. Furthermore, the $q$-Ohno relation, a generalization of Bradley–Zhao duality, is also obtained.