Questions on symmetric polynomials, polynomials in several variables that are invariant under permutation of the variables.

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Write the determinant as a polynomial expression in the elementary symmetric polynomials

How to write $\det\begin{bmatrix}x_1&x_2&x_3&x_4\\x_2&x_3&x_4&x_1\\x_3&x_4&x_1&x_2\\x_4&x_1&x_2&x_3 \end{bmatrix}$in terms of elementary symmetric ...
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Polynom as sum/product of symmetric polynoms

I have a polynom $(x_1^2x_3 + x_2^2x_1 + x_3^2x_2)(x_1^2x_2 + x_2^2x_3 + x_3^2x_1)$ and I need to express as sum/product of elemental symmetric polynoms $s_1,s_2,s_3$. I know there is an algoritm for ...
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Build a polynomial

I have $f=x^3 + ax^2 +bx +c \in \mathbb C[x], \alpha_1,\alpha_2,\alpha_3 \in \mathbb C$ are roots of $f$. $\beta_1 = {\alpha_1 \over \alpha_2} + {\alpha_2 \over \alpha_3} + {\alpha_3 \over \alpha_1}, ...
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A question about the elementary symmetric polynomial

I have asked this question and have come up with a possible answer $$ \frac{d^j}{dx^j}[\frac{(x)_c}{j!}] = e_{c-j}(x,x-1, \cdots ,x-c+1) $$ My first question is, how can I prove this? It seems trivial ...
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Question about primes of polynomial type.

It is well known that $50$ % of the primes are of the form $x^2 + y^2$. Many variants exists where a rational amount of primes is of some integer polynomial form. But I wonder ; are there integer ...
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$a_1^k+a_2^k+\ldots+a_n^k$ integer implies all integers?

Let $n$ be a positive integer, and let $a_1,\ldots,a_n$ be rational numbers. Suppose that $a_1^k+a_2^k+\ldots+a_n^k$ is an integer for all positive integers $k$. Is it true that $a_1,a_2,\ldots,a_n$ ...
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Ring of polynomials as a module over symmetric polynomials

Consider the ring of polynomials $\mathbb{k} [x_1, x_2, \ldots , x_n]$ as a module over the ring of symmetric polynomials $\Lambda_{\mathbb{k}}$. Is $\mathbb{k} [x_1, x_2, \ldots , x_n]$ a free ...
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Cauchy Identity for a specialized product of Schur polynomials

Let $\lambda=(\lambda_1,\lambda_2,\cdots,\lambda_d)$ be a partition, with $|\lambda|=n$. Let $\nu=\nu(\lambda):=(\lambda_1-1,\lambda_2,\cdots,\lambda_d).$ In other words, $\nu$ is obtained from ...
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Solving systems of equations

I had a system of equations and i want know the perfect method to solve that: Solve for $X, Y, Z$ where : $\\$ $X^² = Y + a$ $Y^² = Z + a$ $Z^² = X + a$
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System of equations (contest problem)

Compute the ordered triple $(x,y,z)$ of positive real numbers that satisfies all three of the equations: $xy+x+y=19$ $yz+y+z=29$ $xz+x+z=53$ Please show me specific work and explain the law or ...
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Prove the following for integers

How can I show that ...
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Properties of the 'forgotten' symmetric polynomials

In I.G. Mcdonald "Symmetric Functions and Hall Polynomials" pg.22, the forgotten symmetric functions $f$ are introduced very briefly as the result of applying an involution $\omega$ to the monomial ...
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Roots of simultaneous power sum equations (numerically or otherwise)

I'm a physicist, and I've come across a problem in my research where I need to solve a set of equations looking like (e.g. in 3D) $$r_1 + r_2 + r_3 = k_1$$ $$r_1^2 + r_2^2 + r_3^2 = k_2$$ $$r_1^3 + ...
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Implications of zero elemntary symmetric polynomials over a finite field

For a prime $q$ and an integer $n<q$, consider working over the finite field of $q^n$ elements. Denote by $s_n^k$ the $k$-th elementary symmetric polynomial in $n$ variables. That is, ...
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How big are Kostka-Numbers

Let $n\in\mathbf{N}$ and $\lambda=(\lambda_1,\ldots,\lambda_\ell)$ be integers such that $\sum_{i=1}^\ell\lambda_i=n$. To this partition consider the Schur-Polynomial $s_\lambda$. When expressed in ...
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How many terms are in $\sum \alpha_1^{a_1}\alpha_2^{a_2}\cdots \alpha_r^{a_r}\alpha_{r+1}\alpha_{r+2}\cdots \alpha_s$

Suppose that $\alpha_1, \cdots, \alpha_n$ be $n$ roots of the polynomial equation $p(x)=0$ of degree $n$. I was studying on symmetric polynomial and have come accross of several problems on like $\sum ...
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Necessary condition for symmetric sums

It is easy to see that if a function $f(x_1,x_2,x_3)$ can be written in the form: $$ f(x_1,x_2,x_3) = g(x_1,x_2) - g(x_1,x_3) + g(x_2,x_3) $$ for some function $g$, then we have: $$ f(x_1,x_2,x_3) - ...
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Perform $x_1^3+x_2^3+\cdots+x_n^3$ by basic symetric polynomials.

Perform $x_1^3+x_2^3+\cdots+x_n^3$ by basic symetric polynomials $\sigma_1,...,\sigma_n$. $\sigma_1=x_1+x_2+\cdots x_n\\ \sigma_2=\sum\limits_{i<j}x_i x_j\\ ...\\ \sigma_n= x_1.x_2...x_n$ I ...
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Writing sum of square roots with symmetric polynomials

I want to write the function $$ F_N=\sum_{i=1}^N\sqrt{x_i} $$ in terms of the $N$ elementary symmetric polynomials of the $N$ positive variables $x_1,\dots,x_N$. The $N=1$ case is trivial, as we ...
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Sum of cubes of roots of a quartic equation

$x^4 - 5x^2 + 2x -1= 0$ What is the sum of cube of the roots of equation other than using substitution method? Is there any formula to find the sum of square of roots, sum of cube of roots, and sum ...
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Dimension of the Image of Young Projectors corresponding to Tensor factors.

Suppose I define the action of the symmetric group on abstract tensors as shuffling indices. I know this is very naive. I apologise, I am a physicist and working on a problem that involves tensors ...
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How to solve a system of three nonlinear equation in a simple way

Given the system: $$ \begin{cases} x^2y^2+x^2z^2=axyz & \\ y^2z^2+y^2x^2=bxyz &\\ z^2x^2+z^2y^2=cxyz \end{cases} $$ The solution could be gotten in a very tedious way. Is ...
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Basic Manipulation of Adams operations in R(G)

This is part of an exercise in Serre's representation theory book I am self-studying, but mostly it is about manipulation of symmetric polynomials. Let $\rho$ be a representation of a finite group ...
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natural isomorphism of polynomial functions on $V$ and $S(V^*)$

In Humphreys, reflection groups and coxeter group book, Humphreys denotes $S(V^*)$ as the ring of polynomial function on the finite dim vector space $V$. Why we are considering $S(V^*)$ rather than ...
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Combinatorics and symmetric functions

(The actual questions in this posting are at the bottom.) Occasionally someone asks here how to show that every nonempty finite set has just as many subsets of odd cardinality as of even cardinality ...
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Symmetric polynomials in some variables

Let $A_k$ be a set of polinomials $f(x_1,x_2,\ldots,x_n)$ in $\mathbb{Q}[x_1,x_2,\ldots,x_n]$ symmetric on $k<n$ variables: $$f(x_{\sigma(1)},\ldots, x_{\sigma(k)},x_{k+1}, ...
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Proving Newton's identities

Assume $F$ is a field of zero characteristic. Denote the elementary symmetric polynomials of $n$ variables by $e_k$, $\quad k=\overline{1,n}$. Let the symbol $\sum ax_1^{i_1}\dots x_n^{i_n}$ denote ...
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Derivation and application of Newton's identity

How is the following identity derived? $$\sum_{\ell =0}^{n-1}(-1)^\ell e_\ell s_{n-\ell}+(-1)^nne_n=0$$ Is there an example demonstrating the context in which this might be applied?
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Generalizing Newton's identities: Trace formula for Schur functors

We work over $\mathbb C$. A general linear group ${\rm GL}(V)$ acts diagonally on the tensor power $V^{\otimes n}$ as $$(A^{\otimes n})(v_1\otimes\cdots\otimes v_n):=(Av_1)\otimes\cdots\otimes ...
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Using elementary polynomials to solve system of linear polynomials

Problem Statement I am given a finite set of monic polynomials in t, parameterized by $r_i$ $X_i = t - r_i$ where the $r_i$ are guaranteed unique. Neither $t$ nor $r_i$ are known, only $X_i$. I ...
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An elementary symmetric polynomial question

If we have three complex numbers $a,b,c$ such that the three elementary symmetric polynomials $a+b+c$, $ab+ac+bc$, and $abc$ are all integers, what characteristics can one deduce about $a,b,c$? For ...
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If $f$ is an anti-symmetric polynomial, then $f=g\prod_{1\leq i < j\leq n}(X_i-X_j)$ for some $g$ symmetric

So we have the situation that $f\in K[X_1,...,X_n]$ is anti-symmetric, which means that $\sigma (f)=\pm f$ where it is a plus if $\sigma$ is an even permutation on the $X_i$ and a minus if it is not ...
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Specializations of elementary symmetric polynomials

Let $\mathcal{S}_{x}=\{x_{1,},x_{2},\ldots x_{n}\}$ be a set of $n$ indeterminates. The $h^{th}$elementary symmetric polynomial is the sum of all monomials with $h$ factors \begin{eqnarray*} ...
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Equation on $\mathbb{R}$ : $(x+y+z)^3=x^3+y^3+z^3$

How would i find all the $(x,y,z)\in \mathbb{R}$ verifying $(x+y+z)^3=x^3+y^3+z^3$ ?
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Non-symmetric polynomials, game

This is a game I thought was easy but appears to be too hard for me... I'm trying to find a polynomial in x,y,z (they commute) such that permutations of the variables only give rise to 2 different ...
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Prove or disprove the system about $n$th power has only one solution $x=y=1$

$$\begin{cases}x^n+y^n=2\\x+y=2\end{cases}\;,\;n\in\mathbb{N}\;,\;x,y\in\mathbb{R}\;,\;n>2$$ I have tried to show that $\displaystyle y'=-\frac{x^{n-1}}{y^{n-1}}=-1$ $$......$$ therefore $x=y=1$ ...
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Constructing expressions

Suppose you are given all the elementary symmetric functions of $n$ variables $x_1,x_2,...,x_n$ and two rational functions $A(x_1,x_2,...,x_n)$ and $B(x_1,x_2,...,x_n)$ in the same $n$ variables that ...
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Express symmetric polynomial $\prod_{i < j} (X_i+X_j)$ in terms of elementary symmetric functions

Exercise: Define a polynomial $\Sigma(X_1,\ldots,X_n)$ as \begin{align*} \Sigma(X_1,\ldots,X_n) = \prod_{i < j} (X_i+X_j) \end{align*} This is a symmetric polynomial, quite clearly. I want to ...
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Unique “splitting fields” for infinite polynomials

When creating the splitting field of a polynomial we can without loss of generality assume it has constant coefficient $1$ and splits as $\prod_{k=1}^n(1-z_kT)$. The splitting field is obtained by ...
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Elementary Symmetric Polynomials, Roots of cubic polynomials

I'm given $a_1, a_2, a_3$ as roots of the equation $x^3 + 7x^2 - 8x + 3$ and need to find the cubic polynomials with roots $a_1^2, a_2^2, a_3^3$ and $\frac{1}{a_1}, \frac{1}{a_2}, \frac{1}{a_3}$. ...
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Identity with symmetric rational functions

I am trying to prove this identity between rational functions involving symmetrization among variables. Let us consider a set of variables $\{p_1,\ldots,p_n\}$, which I indicate globally as ...
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How to solve the following pair of non-linear equations

$x^3+y^3=152\\x^2y+xy^2=120$ Best regards !
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Have I done something wrong in solving the following pair of equations?

Question given: Solve,$3x^2-5y^2-7=0\\3xy-4y^2-2=0$ What I have done so far: $$ ...
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How to solve the following system of equations.

$2x^2-3xy+2y^2=2\frac{3}{4}\\x^2-4xy+y^2+\frac{1}{2}=0$ I tried all the methods that I know, but I could't isolate $x$ or $y$ to form one equation.
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Uniqueness of a solution of the system of equations

A friend asked me the following question several days ago, and we still do not have a solution. Prove that the system of equations below has only the solution $(x, y, z)=(1, 1, 1)$. $$ \begin{cases} ...
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If $\,\,x+\dfrac{1}{x}=5,\,\,$ find $\,\,x^5+\dfrac{1}{x^5}$.

If $x>0$ and $\,x+\dfrac{1}{x}=5,\,$ find $\,x^5+\dfrac{1}{x^5}$. Is there any other way find it? $$ \left(x^2+\frac{1}{x^2}\right)\left(x^3+\frac{1}{x^3}\right)=23\cdot 110. $$ Thanks
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Symmetric polynomial and vieta's formulas

Can you help me solve this problem: Express the following symmetric rational function $$\frac{x_1}{-6x_2^2 - 7x_3x_2 - 6x_3^2} + \frac{x_3}{-6x_1^2 - 7x_2x_1 - 6x_2^2} + ...
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Using Polya's Theorem to check positivity of a multivariate polynomial

I wish to check if a homogeneous polynomial of total degree 4 is positive definite. The polynomial is of the form $$P(u,v,x,y) = \sum_i\alpha_iu^{i_1}v^{i_2}x^{i_3}y^{i_4}$$ with $0 \le i_j \le 2$, ...
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Factoring $(a+b)(a+c)(b+c)=(a+b+c)(ab+bc+ca)-abc$

How to prove the following equality? $$(a+b)(a+c)(b+c)=(a+b+c)(ab+bc+ca)-abc$$ I did it $$\begin{aligned} a^2b + a^2c + ab^2 + cb^2 + bc^2 + ac^2 + 2abc &=a^2(b + c) + bc(b + c) + a(b^2 + ...
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Are the elementary symmetric polynomials “unique”?

The elementary symmetric polynomials are interesting in that they generate the set of symmetric polynomials, in the sense that every symmetric polynomial is some polynomial applied to the elementary ...