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### Kostka-Jack numbers with the zero Jack parameter

Define the Kostka-Jack number $K_{\lambda,\mu}(\alpha)$ as the coefficient of the monomial symmetric polynomial $m_\mu$ in the expression of the Jack $P$-polynomial $P_\lambda(\alpha)$ as a linear ...
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### Skew Jack polynomial when the Jack parameter is zero

According to Macdonald's book, when the Jack parameter $\alpha$ is $0$,then the Jack $P$-polynomial $P_\lambda(\alpha)$ is the elementary symmetric polynomial $e_{\lambda'}$ where $\lambda'$ is the ...
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### Existence of a linear map resulting in the determinant being an elementary symmetric polynomial

Let $1 \leq k \leq n$ be fixed integers. Let $\mathcal{M}_n^{\mathrm{H}}$ be the set of $n \times n$ complex Hermitian matrices (if it makes it easier to answer this question, you may instead use the ...
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### "Degenerate" Schur polynomials

Let's say that a Schur polynomial is degenerate if its number of variables is less than the weight of the partition it is associated to. For example, according to Sage, the Schur polynomial of the ...
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### Must 'special' $u,v \in \mathbb{C}[x,y]$ be symmetric polynomials?

The idea for the following question came from Joachim König's last comment appearing here, namely, the example with $u=x+y^3,v=x^3+y$. Let $u,v \in \mathbb{C}[x,y]-\mathbb{C}$. Denote by $\alpha$ the ...
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### Can the ring of symmetric polynomials be generated by powers of symmetric polynomials of degree 1?

I'm making a research on Galois theory, and found something interesting regarding the ring of symmetric polynomials: At least up to 5 variables, we can rewrite the elementary symmetric polynomials ...
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### Alternative bases of symmetric polynomials in cohomology ring of flag varieties and coinvariant algebras

$\DeclareMathOperator\Fl{Fl}$It is known that $H^*(\Fl(m)) \cong R^{\mathbb Z}(m)$, where $\Fl(m)$ denotes the variety of complete flags in $\mathbb C^m$, and $R^{\mathbb Z}(m)$ is the coinvariant ...
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### Different generating sets for conjugation invariants of several matrices

There is a theorem of Procesi that the ring of polynomial functions on tuples $(A_1,A_2, \dots, A_m)$ of $n \times n$ matrices, which are invariant under simultaneous conjugation, is generated by ...
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### Conjecture on some combinatorial constant

In the process of computing Shapley values, I observed an interesting combinatorial constant. I am not exactly sure where such behavior comes. And here is the conjecture. Notations For any finite non-...
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### Multiplicities of irreducible $U(n)$-modules in the tensor product $V_{\lambda}\otimes V_{\mu}$

It is known that every irreducible representation of the unitary group $U(n)$ can be uniquely described by the non-increasing sequence $\lambda=(\lambda_1,\ldots,\lambda_n)$ of integers (denote the ...
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