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Is there a General Formula for the Transition Matrix from Products of Elementary Symmetric Polynomials to Monomial Symmetric Functions?

Given the elementary symmetric polynomials $e_k(X_1,X_2,...,X_N)$ generated via $$ \prod_{k=1}^{N} (t+X_k) = e_0t^N + e_1t^{N-1} + \cdots + e_N. $$ How can one get the monomial symmetric functions $m_\...
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Scalar Product for Vector Space of Monomial Symmetric Functions

Suppose a multinomial $P(X_1, X_2,\ldots, X_n)$, that is given as a sum of monomials $m_\lambda$ with coefficients $c_k$: $$ P(\vec{X})=P(X_1, X_2,\ldots, X_n) = \sum_k c_k m_{\lambda_k} . $$ Since ...
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Representation of symmetric functions

Let $n \in \mathbb{N}$. Show that every symmetric function $f\colon E^n \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ can be written in the form $f(x) = g\Bigl(\frac{1}{n}\sum_{i=1}^n \delta_{x_i} \Bigr)$, where $g$ has to ...
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How do I find out the symmetry of a function?

For example, how do I know that with: $$f(x_1,x_2,x_3,x_4)=\frac{x_1 x_2+x_3 x_4-x_2 x_3-x_1 x_4}{x_1 x_2+x_3 x_4-x_1 x_3-x_2 x_4}$$ $f$ has the property: $$f(x_1,x_2,x_3,x_4)=f(x_2,x_1,x_4,x_3)=f(...
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Symmetric functions of the eigenvalues of A+B, A, B, ABA, BAB, et.c.

(this is an improved version of What about other symmetric functions of the eigenvalues? ) Let $A$ be a matrix with eigenvalues $\lambda_1, \dots, \lambda_n$. Then $\det(A) = \lambda_1 \dots \...
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What are the analogues of Littlewood-Richardson coefficients for monomial symmetric polynomials?

The product of monomial symmetric polynomials can be expressed as $m_{\lambda} m_{\mu} = \Sigma c_{\lambda\mu}^{\nu}m_{\nu}$ for some constants $c_{\lambda\mu}^{\nu}$. In the case of Schur ...
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Schur skew functions

Let $\lambda,\mu,\nu$ be some partitions. Let's denote with $s_\lambda,s_\mu,s_\nu$ the Schur functions associated to these partitions. If $s_\mu s_\nu=\sum_\lambda c^\lambda_{\mu\nu}s_\lambda$ ...
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Sum of cubed roots

I need to calculate the sums $$x_1^3 + x_2^3 + x_3^3$$ and $$x_1^4 + x_2^4 + x_3^4$$ where $x_1, x_2, x_3$ are the roots of $$x^3+2x^2+3x+4=0$$ using Viete's formulas. I know that $x_1^2+...
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Minima of symmetric functions given a constraint

If $f(x,y,z,\ldots)$ is symmetric in all variables, (i.e $f$ remains the same after interchanging any two variables), and we want to find the extrema of $f$ given a symmetric constraint $g(x,y,z,\...
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Primitive Element for Field Extension of Rational Functions over Symmetric Rational Functions

A rational function $f$ in $n$ variables is a ratio of $2$ polynomials, $$f(x_1,...x_n) = \frac{p(x_1,...x_n)}{q(x_1,...x_n)}$$ where $q$ is not identically $0$. The function is called symmetric if ...
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Decomposition of products of monomial symmetric polynomials into sums of them

I'm trying to make sense of the answer given in: this question I am stuck at the phrase 'where the partitions $\gamma$ result from adding, respectively, from $\alpha$ all distinct partitions obtained ...
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$\sigma$-algebra of events invariant under permutations

Let $X = (X_n)_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$ be a stochastic process with values in $E$. For $n \in \mathbb{N}$, define $$\mathcal{E}'_n := \sigma\bigl(F : F : E^\mathbb{N} \rightarrow \mathbb{R} \text{ is ...