Representation Theory of Symmetric Groups

Pierre-Loic Meliot

March 21, 2017 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Reference - 666 Pages - 134 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498719124 - CAT# K25484
Series: Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications

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    • Uses the newest research studies and results for the new generation of researchers and students of combinatorics, algebra and discrete mathematics
    • Examines representations of symmetric groups and symmetric functions
    • Presents observables of partitions and the dual approach to representation theory
    • Studies models of random partitions stemming from representation theory



Representation Theory of Symmetric Groups is the most up-to-date abstract algebra book on the subject of symmetric groups and representation theory. Utilizing new research and results, this book can be studied from a combinatorial, algorithmic or algebraic viewpoint.

This book is an excellent way of introducing today’s students to representation theory of the symmetric groups, namely classical theory. From there, the book explains how the theory can be extended to other related combinatorial algebras like the Iwahori-Hecke algebra.

In a clear and concise manner, the author presents the case that most calculations on symmetric group can be performed by utilizing appropriate algebras of functions. Thus, the book explains how some Hopf algebras (symmetric functions and generalizations) can be used to encode most of the combinatorial properties of the representations of symmetric groups.

Overall, the book is an innovative introduction to representation theory of symmetric groups for graduate students and researchers seeking new ways of thought.


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