The major index polynomial for conjugacy classes of permutations

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Garsia (1988) gives a remarkably simple expression for the major index enumerator for permutations of a fixed cycle type evaluated at a primitive root of unity. He asks for a direct combinatorial proof of this identity. Here we give such a combinatorial derivation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-293
Number of pages11
JournalDiscrete Mathematics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 12 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics


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