# Tagged Questions

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### Goin' with the flow with Kummer and Pascal: Combinatorics and geometry underlying the logarithm of the derivative operator

In a MO-Q111165 and associated MSE-Q125343, I present a pair of raising / lowering (creation / annihilation) operators $R_x = log(D)$ and $L_x = -x·D$ with $D=d/dx$ (for a sequence of functions ...

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### calculating Littlewood-Richardson coefficients

It is known that if $\alpha,\beta,\gamma$ are three partitions then the Littlewood-Richardson coefficient $c_{\alpha \beta}^{\gamma}$ is positive when the triple ($\alpha,\beta,\gamma$
) occurs as ...

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### Is the sequence of partition numbers log-concave?

Let $p(n)$ denote the number of partitions of a positive integer $n$. It seems to me that we have for all $n>25$
$$
p(n)^2>p(n-1)p(n+1).
$$
In other words, the sequence $(p(n))_{n\in ...

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### Bracket of lyndon words?

Here is a simple question regarding the standard Lyndon basis for the free Lie Algebra. Suppose I take two lyndon words $m$ and $n$ and their standard bracketings $B(m)$ and $B(n)$ as elements in the ...

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### Harmonic analysis and non-symmetric Macdonald polynomials?

I have recently been reading a lot about Macdonald polynomials, the symmetric and the non-symmetric ones. One thing that strikes me is that the symmetric Macdonald polynomials admit a positive theory, ...

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### Implications of non-negativity of coefficients of arbitrary Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomials?

In their seminal 1979 paper here,
Kazhdan and Lusztig studied an arbitrary Coxeter group $(W,S)$ and the corresponding Iwahori-Hecke algebra. In particular they showed how to pass from a standard ...

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### On q-Demazure operators

Setup
Let $G$ be a semisimple algebraic group over an algebraically closed field of arbitrary characteristic with Borel subgroup $B$. Let $\Lambda$ denote the weight lattice of $G$; we write elements ...

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### Littelmann path operators for an arbitrary positive root

Looking at a few of Littelmann's papers, he seems to only apply root operators $f_\alpha$ for $\alpha$ a simple root. However, the definition seems to make perfect sense for $\alpha$ any positive ...

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### Motivation behind Kac's notation for affine root systems

I'm reading Kac's Infinite Dimensional Lie Algebras. In Chapter 4, he classifies the affine root systems. Bourbaki classified the affine Coxeter groups, but multiple root systems can give the same ...

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### Combinatorial identity involving the Coxeter numbers of root systems

The setup is:
$R$ = irreducible (reduced) root system;
$D$ = connected Dynkin diagram of $R$, with nodes numbered $1,2,...,r$;
$\hat D$ = extended Dynkin diagram, nodes numbered $0,1,2,...,r$;
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### A positive formula for the dimensions of homogeneous components of free Lie algebras

The homogeneous component of degree $k$ in the free Lie algebra $\mathfrak{Lie}(x_1,\dots,x_n)$ in $n$ letters is of dimension $$g_n(k)=\frac{1}{k}\sum_{d|k}\mu(d)n^{k/d}.$$ This is also the number of ...

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### Polytopes related to the conjugation action of a Lie group on multiple copies of itself?

Let G be a finite dimensional real Lie group. As I understand it, the quotient space of G acting on itself by conjugation is a well studied polytope which can be identified with the fundamental alcove ...

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### What does the generating function $x/(1 - e^{-x})$ count?

Let $x$ be a formal (or small, since the function is analytic) variable, and consider the power series
$$ A(x) = \frac{x}{1 - e^{-x}} = \sum_{m=0}^\infty \left( -\sum_{n=1}^\infty ...