Archiv der Mathematik

, Volume 81, Issue 5, pp 497–504 | Cite as

A note on Cartan matrices for symmetric groups

  • C. Bessenrodt
  • J. B. Olsson
Original paper


Using generating functions, a very simple explicit formula for the determinants of the p-Cartan matrices of symmetric groups is given. Our method works also when p is a composite number.

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000):

Primary 20C30 Secondary 05A15 


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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser-Verlag 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für MathematikUniversität HannoverHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Matematisk AfdelingUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

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