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Young Tableaux

Young Tableaux
With Applications to Representation Theory and Geometry

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Part of London Mathematical Society Student Texts

  • Date Published: March 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521567244

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  • The aim of this book is to develop the combinatorics of Young tableaux and to show them in action in the algebra of symmetric functions, representations of the symmetric and general linear groups, and the geometry of flag varieties. The first part of the book is a self-contained presentation of the basic combinatorics of Young tableaux, including the remarkable constructions of 'bumping' and 'sliding', and several interesting correspondences. In Part II these results are used to study representations with geometry on Grassmannians and flag manifolds, including their Schubert subvarieties, and the related Schubert polynomials. Much of this material has never appeared in book form.There are numerous exercises throughout, with hints or answers provided. Researchers in representation theory and algebraic geometry as well as in combinatorics will find Young Tableaux interesting and useful; students will find the intuitive presentation easy to follow.

    • Shows relations among combinatorics, algebraic geometry, representation theory
    • Written in the style of lectures, with many illustrations and examples and exercises
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    • Date Published: March 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521567244
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Calculus Of Tableux:
    1. Bumping and sliding
    2. Words: the plactic monoid
    3. Increasing sequences: proofs of the claims
    4. The Robinson-Schensted-Knuth Correspondence
    5. The Littlewood-Richardson rule
    6. Symmetric polynomials
    Part II. Representation Theory:
    7. Representations of the symmetric group
    8. Representations of the general linear group
    Part III. Geometry:
    9. Flag varieties
    10. Schubert varieties and polynomials
    Appendix A
    Appendix B.

  • Author

    William Fulton, University of Chicago

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