1. CMB 2011 (vol 54 pp. 255)
|On an Identity due to Bump and Diaconis, and Tracy and Widom|
A classical question for a Toeplitz matrix with given symbol is how to compute asymptotics for the determinants of its reductions to finite rank. One can also consider how those asymptotics are affected when shifting an initial set of rows and columns (or, equivalently, asymptotics of their minors). Bump and Diaconis obtained a formula for such shifts involving Laguerre polynomials and sums over symmetric groups. They also showed how the Heine identity extends for such minors, which makes this question relevant to Random Matrix Theory. Independently, Tracy and Widom used the Wiener-Hopf factorization to express those shifts in terms of products of infinite matrices. We show directly why those two expressions are equal and uncover some structure in both formulas that was unknown to their authors. We introduce a mysterious differential operator on symmetric functions that is very similar to vertex operators. We show that the Bump-Diaconis-Tracy-Widom identity is a differentiated version of the classical Jacobi-Trudi identity.
Keywords:Toeplitz matrices, Jacobi-Trudi identity, SzegÅ limit theorem, Heine identity, Wiener-Hopf factorization
Categories:47B35, 05E05, 20G05
2. CMB 2010 (vol 54 pp. 39)
|Elements in a Numerical Semigroup with Factorizations of the Same Length|
Questions concerning the lengths of factorizations into irreducible elements in numerical monoids have gained much attention in the recent literature. In this note, we show that a numerical monoid has an element with two different irreducible factorizations of the same length if and only if its embedding dimension is greater than two. We find formulas in embedding dimension three for the smallest element with two different irreducible factorizations of the same length and the largest element whose different irreducible factorizations all have distinct lengths. We show that these formulas do not naturally extend to higher embedding dimensions.
Keywords:numerical monoid, numerical semigroup, non-unique factorization
Categories:20M14, 20D60, 11B75