Flagged Schur Polynomial Duality via a Lattice Path Bijection

  • Eoghan McDowell


This paper proves an identity between flagged Schur polynomials, giving a duality between row flags and column flags. This identity generalises both the binomial determinant duality theorem due to Gessel and Viennot and the symmetric function duality theorem due to Aitken. As corollaries we obtain the lifts of the binomial determinant duality theorem to \(q\)-binomial coefficients and to symmetric polynomials. Our method is a path counting argument on a novel lattice generalising that used by Gessel and Viennot.

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