# Questions tagged [schur-functions]

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### Deforming a basis of a polynomial ring

The ring $Symm$ of symmetric functions in infinitely many variables is well-known to be a polynomial ring in the elementary symmetric functions, and has a $\mathbb Z$-basis of Schur functions $\{S_\...

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### Generalization of Newton's identities to Schur functions

In some recent work, I've stumbled across the following identity for $\lambda \vdash n$:
$$
n s_\lambda = \sum_{k=1}^n p_k \sum_{\mu \nearrow_k \lambda} (-1)^{\mathrm{ht}(\lambda/\mu)} s_\mu.
$$
Here, ...

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### Generalization of Cauchy's identity

Let $ s_{\lambda} $ be the Schur function associated to the partition $ \lambda $.
Cauchy's identity (as in Macdonald) states that
$$
\sum_{\lambda} s_{\lambda}(X)s_{\lambda}(Y) = \prod_{i,j}(1-...

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### Cut-and-join equation and Schur function identity

This is somewhat related to my last MO post:
sum of the character of the symmetric group
Let $p_n$ be the $n$-th Newton symmetric function, and $s_{\nu}$ be the Schur function indexed by the ...

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### Derivations for symmetric functions

A symmetric function is a formal power series in infinitely many variables $x_1,x_2,\dots$ invariant under the permutation of variables (as opposed to a polynomial). Let $\Lambda$ denote the algebra ...

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### Macdonald's "Symmetric Functions and Hall Polynomials" Section 1.5 Example 9

I'm trying to follow Example 9 in Section 1.5 of the 2nd edition of Macdonald's book "Symmetric Functions and Hall Polynomials". I have trouble with understanding some points.
Before stating my ...

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### a variational problem related to weighted logarithmic capacity

Consider the following multiple contour integral:
$$ \Phi_\lambda := \oint \ldots \oint \prod_{1 \le j < k \le n} (z_j^{-1} - z_k^{-1}) \prod_{j=1}^n \prod_{k=1}^n (1 - z_j x_k)^{-1} \prod_{j=1}^n ...

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### LGV scheme for lattice paths that move in non-unit spatial positive steps

In the Lindström–Gessel–Viennot lemma (LGV) applied to the $Z^2$-lattice paths are taken to move in unit spatial-steps in unit time (see here).
What do we mean by "time"? In the language of ...

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### Staircase Schur functions squared

Let $\Delta_n$ be the staircase-shaped partition $(n-1,n-2,\dots,1)$. Are there any non-obvious combinatorial objects that index $s_{\Delta_n}^2$? Here, $s_\lambda$ is the Schur function indexed by ...

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### Tensors of minimal rank in Schur modules $S_{\lambda}V \subset V^{\otimes |\lambda|}$

It is well known that for a vector space $V$ with $\dim(V)=n+1$ the $GL(V)-$module $V^{\otimes d}$ splits as a sum of irreducible representations (with suitable multiplicities) $S_{\lambda}V$, where $\...

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### Optimization problem involving Multivariate Normal

I use $\phi(t)$ to describe the standard normal distribution density and $\Phi(t)$ as the normal distribution CDF and would like to prove that for all
$n\geq3$, the function:
$$h(\mu_{1},\ldots,\...

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### Analogy between canonical basis of U(n_-) and Schur functors, each under restriction

.1. For any category $\mathcal C$, possibly enriched over schemes, define $Rep({\mathcal C})$ to be the functor category ${\mathcal C} \to {\bf Vec}$ with direct sum inherited from $\bf Vec$. (If $\...

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### Shifted schur function and holonomic

Now let us denote by $\Lambda^{*}(n)$ the algebra of polynomials in $x_{1},\ldots,x_{n}$ that become symmetric in new variables
$$ x_{i}'=x_{i}-i+c, \ i \in 1,\ldots,n.$$
Here c is a arbitrary fixed ...

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### Evaluating derivatives of Schur polynomials

Given an arbitrary partition $\lambda$ and an integer $N$ (the number of variables), is there any further way to evaluate the following derivative of the Schur polynomial?
\begin{align}
A &= \...

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### Dimension of roots of irreducible Schur polynomial on unit circle

Let $s_\lambda(x_1,\ldots,x_n)$ be a Schur polynomial in $\mathbb{C}[x_1,\ldots,x_n]$ with $\lambda=(\lambda_1\geq\lambda_2\geq\ldots\geq\lambda_n=0)$ and $\gcd(\lambda_1+n-1,\lambda_2+n-2,\dots,\...

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### Shifted Schur functions

Let's fix the ground field $\mathbb{C}$.
In the paper "Shifted Schur Functions" http://arxiv.org/abs/q-alg/9605042 Andrei Okounkov and Grigori Olshanski introduce a special basis for the center $Z(\...

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### Double Schur function expansion

In literature, I have seen the weighted Hurwitz number $N_{g,n}(d_1 , d_2 \ldots , d_n)$ which are symmetric number and they can be written as double Schur function expansion.
\begin{align} \label{eq:...

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### Have these polynomials been studied? (Perhaps as generalizations of Schur polynomials in vector variables?)

For $n\geq 3$, let $\mathbf{a}_1,\ldots,\mathbf{a}_n \in \mathbb{Z}^2$ be a collection of points in the plane with integer coordinates $\mathbf{a}_i = (a_{1i},a_{2i})$ where each $a_{1i} > 0$. For ...

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### Restricted Cauchy identity

Is there some reference for sums like:
$$\sum_{\nu \subset \mathrm{[1,n] x[1, m]}}s_{\nu}(x)s_{\nu}(y)t^{|\nu|}$$
$$\sum_{\nu \subset \mathrm{[1,n] x[1, m]}}s_{\nu}(x)s_{\nu}(y)\cdot|\nu|$$
(summation ...

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### Annihilator of the of the generating function not holonomic

The following is a generating function in $x,h$ with infinite parameters
$q_1,q_2\ldots,$ and $w_1, w_2,\ldots$.
$$\Psi(x, h)= \sum_{d=0}^{\infty} s_{(d)} (q_1, q_2, \ldots) \exp \bigg( \sum_{r=1}^{\...

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### Schur function on unit circles

Define $T^d$ as following
$$ T^d = \left\{(t_1,\cdots,t_d)\in\mathbb{C}^{d}\mid |t_i|= 1 \mbox{ for all } i\right\}
$$
For any partition $\lambda\vdash n$,The Schur function is defined
$$
\...

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### Proofs that the Plücker relations generate the ideal of the Grassmannian

Some context: The $(k,n)$-Grassmannian is the set of $k$-dimensional subspaces of an $n$-dimensional vector space $V$. It can be realized as a projective variety via the Plücker embedding, and the set ...

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### Bounding Schur polynomials of a particular shape

Consider Schur polynomials $s_\lambda$ with $\lambda = (2m, m, m, \ldots, m, 0)$ and $\ell(\lambda) = n$ (that is, $\lambda$ has $n$ rows). Here $m \gg n$, which, for the sake of concreteness, let's ...

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### what is the link between plethysm in regular representation of the symmetric group and plethysm in Schur functions.

I am trying to understand first how one can define the plethysm say $s_\lambda \circ s_\mu$ as a module in the regular representation of the symmetric group.
1)How is it connected to the plethysms ...

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### LGV scheme: Any situations where the weights shift differently for each path?

In Cylindric partitions, Proposition 1, Gessel and Krattenthaler prove a formula for lattice paths on a cylinder
In our particular problem, we again have paths $((P_{1},k_{1}),...,(P_{r},k_{r}))$ but ...

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### What is an orthogonal form?

I am reading the article: Algebro - Geometric applications of Schur S- and Q-polynomials
On page 179, they said about an orthogonal form $\psi$ on $W$. There is no definition of an orthogonal form on ...

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### Extension of definition of Holonomic closure

My question is about finding the annihilator of a series. Let me begin with what is known and then ask my question. Let $s_d(\frac{q_1}{h},\ldots )$ denote schur function for partition $\lambda =[d]$ ...

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### Explicit basis/weight vectors for irreducibles inside the plethysm $Sym^m(\bigwedge^p \mathbf(V))$

This is a follow up to this question about finding the multiplicities of irreducible representations restricted to Young diagrams of 2-columns or less, inside the plethysm $Sym^m(\bigwedge^p \mathbf(V)...

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### Every antisymmetric (alternating) polynomial is divisible by Vandermonde product

I am looking for a proof of the statement:
Every antisymmetric (alternating) polynomial is divisible by Vandermonde product, yielding a symmetric polynomial in the result.
The statement is really ...

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### Theorem 5.3 ([Okounkov-01]) in Borodin and Gorin's lecture note

In this lecture note: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1212.3351.pdf, Theorem 5.3(P28):
Suppose that the $\lambda \in \mathbb{Y}$ is distributed according to the Schur measure $\mathbb{S}_{\rho_1; \rho_2}$. ...

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### Methods to get Holonomic functions

Let $a_n$ be a holonomic sequence. By definition, that means there exists a linear differential equation of finite order which annihilates $F(x)$, where
$F(x):=\sum a_n x^n$.
Similarly let $b_n$, $...