By Francois Bergeron

Written for graduate scholars in arithmetic or non-specialist mathematicians who desire to research the fundamentals approximately the most vital present examine within the box, this ebook presents a thorough, but available, advent to the topic of algebraic combinatorics. After recalling simple notions of combinatorics, illustration concept, and a few commutative algebra, the most fabric presents hyperlinks among the examine of coinvariant or diagonally coinvariant areas and the research of Macdonald polynomials and similar operators. this offers upward thrust to lots of combinatorial questions in terms of items counted by means of everyday numbers resembling the factorials, Catalan numbers, and the variety of Cayley bushes or parking capabilities. the writer bargains rules for extending the idea to different households of finite Coxeter teams, in addition to permutation teams.

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More precisely, for a totally ordered alphabet A, the insertion of a letter x in a word u is the word w = (u ← x) recursively constructed as follows. If u is the empty word, then we just set (u ← x) := x. Otherwise, let u = vθ with θ the maximal length nondecreasing suﬃx of u, and set (u ← x) := ux (v ← y)θ if max(θ) ≤ x, otherwise. Here y is the leftmost letter of θ that is larger than x so that θ = αyβ, with max(α) ≤ x, and θ is then deﬁned to be αxβ. In other words, y is in the rightmost position where we can substitute x for y in θ, so that the resulting word θ is nondecreasing.

A general procedure for writing down mn(u), consists of successively replacing the letters of u as follows. One reads the letters of u from the smallest to the largest (and from left to right among equal letters). Each letter is replaced by the current value of a “counter” whose value starts at 0 and goes up by one each time we move to the left in u to read the next letter. Thus as long as we encounter equal values or we go right, we replace the letters with the same current value of the counter.

9. 9 27 Words Let us ﬁrst choose some alphabet (any ﬁnite set) A whose elements are called letters. A word u on A is just a (ﬁnite) sequence u = a1 a2 · · · ak of letters ai in the alphabet A. We include here the empty word ε. The set A∗ , of all words on A, is a monoid (or semigroup) for the concatenation operation deﬁned as u·v := a1 a2 · · · ak b1 b2 · · · bm when u = a1 a2 · · · ak and v = b1 b2 · · · bm . This is clearly an associative operation for which the empty word ε acts as identity.