Determinantal Expression and Recursion for Jack Polynomials

  • Luc Lapointe
  • A. Lascoux
  • J. Morse


We describe matrices whose determinants are the Jack polynomials expanded in terms of the monomial basis. The top row of such a matrix is a list of monomial functions, the entries of the sub-diagonal are of the form $-(r\alpha+s)$, with $r$ and $s \in {\bf N^+}$, the entries above the sub-diagonal are non-negative integers, and below all entries are 0. The quasi-triangular nature of these matrices gives a recursion for the Jack polynomials allowing for efficient computation. A specialization of these results yields a determinantal formula for the Schur functions and a recursion for the Kostka numbers.

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