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An explicit model for the complex representations of S n . (English) Zbl 0695.20008

The authors provide the following elegant construction of the model character (the sum of all the irreducibles) for the symmetric group, in terms of plethysms and using the Littlewood-Richardson rule:

αn [α]= 0kn/2 ([2][k])[1 n-2k ]·

Reviewer: A.Kerber

MSC:
20C30Representations of finite symmetric groups
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