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Algebraic and combinatorial properties of minimal border strip tableaux

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dc.contributor.advisor Richard P. Stanley. en_US
dc.contributor.author Clifford, Peter, 1975- en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mathematics. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-03-24T18:09:11Z
dc.date.available 2006-03-24T18:09:11Z
dc.date.copyright 2003 en_US
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/29985
dc.description Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mathematics, 2003. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 59-60). en_US
dc.description.abstract Motivated by results and conjectures of Stanley concerning minimal border strip tableaux of partitions, we present three results. First we generalize the rank of a partition [lambda] to the rank of a shifted partition S([lambda]).We show that the number of bars required in a minimal bar tableau of S([lambda]) is max(o, e + (â„“([lambda]) mod 2)), where o and e are the number of odd and even rows of [lambda]. As a consequence we show that the irreducible negative characters of [tilde]S[sub]n vanish on certain conjugacy classes. Another corollary is a lower bound on the degree of the terms in the expansion of Schur's Q[sub][lambda] symmetric functions in terms of the power sum symmetric functions. The second result gives a basis for the space spanned by the lowest degree terms in the expansion of the Schur symmetric functions in terms of the power sum symmetric functions. These lowest degree terms studied by Stanley correspond to minimal border strip tableaux of [lambda]. The Hilbert series of these spaces is the generating function giving the number of partitions of n into parts differing by at least 2. Applying the Rogers-Ramanujan identity, the generating function also counts the number of partitions of n into parts 5k + 1 and 5k - 1. Finally for each [lambda] we give a relation between the power sum symmetric functions and the monomial symmetric functions; the terms are indexed by the types of minimal border strip tableaux of [lambda]. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Peter Clifford. en_US
dc.format.extent 60 p. en_US
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Mathematics. en_US
dc.title Algebraic and combinatorial properties of minimal border strip tableaux en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Ph.D. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mathematics. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 54790768 en_US


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