Polynomiality of Certain Average Weights for Oscillating Tableaux

  • Guo-Niu Han
  • Huan Xiong
Keywords: Oscillating tableau, Partition, Young diagram, Young's lattice


We prove that a family of average weights for oscillating tableaux are polynomials in two variables, namely, the length of the oscillating tableau and the size of the ending partition, which generalizes a result of Hopkins and Zhang. Several explicit and asymptotic formulas for the average weights are also derived. The main idea in this paper is to translate the study of certain average weights for oscillating tableaux to the study of an operator $\Psi$ from the set of real coefficient polynomials with two parameters to itself.
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