Symmetric Functions

  • Anthony Mendes
  • Jeffrey Remmel
Part of the Developments in Mathematics book series (DEVM, volume 43)


The ring of symmetric functions is introduced. The six standard bases for symmetric functions; namely, the monomial, elementary, homogeneous, power, forgotten, and Schur symmetric functions, are defined. Numerous relationships between these functions are proved.


Schur Symmetric Functions Macdonald Polynomials Combinatorial Interpretation Jacobi-Trudi Identity Solving Counting Problems 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony Mendes
    • 1
  • Jeffrey Remmel
    • 2
  1. 1.Mathematics DepartmentCalifornia Polytechnic State UniversitySan Luis ObispoUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of California at San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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