Representation theory : a combinatorial viewpoint [EBook] / Amritanshu Prasad, the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai.
Representation theory : a combinatorial viewpoint [EBook] / Amritanshu Prasad, the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai.
This book discusses the representation theory of symmetric groups, the theory of symmetric functions and the polynomial representation theory of general linear groups. The first chapter provides a detailed account of necessary representationtheoretic background. An important highlight of this book...
Personal Name(s):  Prasad, Amritanshu, (author) 

Imprint: 
Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press,
2015

Physical Description: 
1 online resource (xii, 191 pages) 
Note: 
englisch 
ISBN: 
9781139976824 9781107082052 
Series Title: 
Cambridge studies in advanced mathematics ;
147 
Subject (LOC):  
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This book discusses the representation theory of symmetric groups, the theory of symmetric functions and the polynomial representation theory of general linear groups. The first chapter provides a detailed account of necessary representationtheoretic background. An important highlight of this book is an innovative treatment of the RobinsonSchenstedKnuth correspondence and its dual by extending Viennot's geometric ideas. Another unique feature is an exposition of the relationship between these correspondences, the representation theory of symmetric groups and alternating groups and the theory of symmetric functions. Schur algebras are introduced very naturally as algebras of distributions on general linear groups. The treatment of SchurWeyl duality reveals the directness and simplicity of Schur's original treatment of the subject. In addition, each exercise is assigned a difficulty level to test readers' learning. Solutions and hints to most of the exercises are provided at the end. 