The homology representations of the k-equal partition lattice

Sheila Sundaram, Michelle L Galloway

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Abstract

We determine the character of the action of the symmetric group on the homology of the induced subposet of the lattice of partitions of the set {1,2,... ,n} obtained by restricting block sizes to the set {l, k, k + 1,... }. A plethystic formula for the generating function of the Frobenius characteristic of the representation is given. We combine techniques from the theory of nonpure shellability, recently developed by Björner and Wachs, with symmetric function techniques, developed by Sundaram, for determining representations on the homology of subposets of the partition lattice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)935-954
Number of pages20
JournalTransactions of the American Mathematical Society
Volume349
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997

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Homology
Shellability
Partition
Symmetric Functions
Frobenius
Symmetric group
Generating Function
Character

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The homology representations of the k-equal partition lattice. / Sundaram, Sheila; Galloway, Michelle L.

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