Some mathematical applications of shuffling |
Abstract: The speaker calculated the minimal polynomial of the sum of all one card shuffles of a deck with n cards in the group algebra of the symmetric group on n letters in 1984. This result was used in the proof of a refinement of a theorem of Kostant and Lynch. In this lecture we will see how this identity plays a role in the speaker's recent joint work with Adriano Garsia that proves that the algebra of quasisymmetric polynomials in n indeterminates is is a free module over the subring of symmetric polynomials. |
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Posted: October 6, 2003 | URL: http://www.math.neu.edu/bhmn/wallach.html |