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are elementary symmetric polynomials concave on probability distributions?

Let $S_{n,k}=\sum_{S\subset[n],|S|=k}\prod_{i\in S} x_i$ be the elementary symmetric polynomial of degree $k$ on $n$ variables. Consider this polynomial as a function, in particular a function on ...
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symmetric polynomial inequality?

I put $n\ge 2$ balls of various sizes into an urn. I draw two balls (without replacement) from the urn. With each draw, I draw any given ball with probability proportional to its size. Can you ...
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Symmetrizing a sequence of vectors

Given a finite set of real numbers $X_1, \ldots, X_n$, we can compute the first $n$ power sums of these numbers. From the power sums, the set $\{X_1, \ldots, X_n\}$ can be recovered. Essentially we ...