Determinantal forms for symplectic and orthogonal Schur functions
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameResearch report
Symplectic and orthogonal Schur functions can be defined combinatorially in a manner similar to the classical Schur functions. This paper demonstrates that they can also be expressed as determinants. These determinants are generated using planar decompositions of tableaux into strips and the equivalence of these determinants to symplectic or orthogonal Schur functions is established by Gessel-Viennot lattice path techniques. Results for rational (also called composite) Schur functions are also obtained.
SubjectsField of Research::01 - Mathematical Sciences::0101 - Pure Mathematics::010105 - Group Theory and Generalisations
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