Applications of Minor-Summation Formula II. Pfaffians and Schur Polynomials

Masao Ishikawa, Masato Wakayama

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The purpose of this paper is, to establish, by extensive use of the minor summation formula of pfaffians exploited in (Ishikawa, Okada, and Wakayama, J. Algebra 183, 193-216) certain new generating functions involving Schur polynomials which have a product representation. This generating function gives an extension of the Littlewood formula. During the course of the proof we develop some techniques for computing sub-Pfaffians of a given skew-symmetric matrix. After the proof we present an open problem which generalizes our formula.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-157
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Combinatorial Theory. Series A
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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