A Schur-Like Basis of NSym Defined by a Pieri Rule
Keywords: Non-commutative symmetric functions, Pieri rules, Schur basis
AbstractRecent research on the algebra of non-commutative symmetric functions and the dual algebra of quasi-symmetric functions has explored some natural analogues of the Schur basis of the algebra of symmetric functions. We introduce a new basis of the algebra of non-commutative symmetric functions using a right Pieri rule. The commutative image of an element of this basis indexed by a partition equals the element of the Schur basis indexed by the same partition and the commutative image is $0$ otherwise. We establish a rule for right-multiplying an arbitrary element of this basis by an arbitrary element of the ribbon basis, and a Murnaghan-Nakayama-like rule for this new basis. Elements of this new basis indexed by compositions of the form $(1^n, m, 1^r)$ are evaluated in terms of the complete homogeneous basis and the elementary basis.