Ideals and Quotients of Diagonally Quasi-Symmetric Functions

Shu Xiao Li


In 2004, J.-C. Aval, F. Bergeron and N. Bergeron studied the algebra of diagonally quasi-symmetric functions $\operatorname{\mathsf{DQSym}}$ in the ring $\mathbb{Q}[\mathbf{x},\mathbf{y}]$ with two sets of variables. They made conjectures on the structure of the quotient $\mathbb{Q}[\mathbf{x},\mathbf{y}]/\langle\operatorname{\mathsf{DQSym}}^+\rangle$, which is a quasi-symmetric analogue of the diagonal harmonic polynomials. In this paper, we construct a Hilbert basis for this quotient when there are infinitely many variables i.e. $\mathbf{x}=x_1,x_2,\dots$ and $\mathbf{y}=y_1,y_2,\dots$. Then we apply this construction to the case where there are finitely many variables, and compute the second column of its Hilbert matrix.


Quasi-Symmetric functions, Gröbner bases

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