Science China Mathematics

, Volume 57, Issue 8, pp 1561–1578 | Cite as

Bivariate Gončarov polynomials and integer sequences

  • Niraj Khare
  • Rudolph Lorentz
  • Catherine Huafei Yan


Univariate Gončarov polynomials arose from the Gončarov interpolation problem in numerical analysis. They provide a natural basis of polynomials for working with u-parking functions, which are integer sequences whose order statistics are bounded by a given sequence u. In this paper, we study multivariate Gončarov polynomials, which form a basis of solutions for multivariate Gončarov interpolation problem. We present algebraic and analytic properties of multivariate Gončarov polynomials and establish a combinatorial relation with integer sequences. Explicitly, we prove that multivariate Gončarov polynomials enumerate k-tuples of integers sequences whose order statistics are bounded by certain weights along lattice paths in ℕ k . It leads to a higher-dimensional generalization of parking functions, for which many enumerative results can be derived from the theory of multivariate Gončarov polynomials.


Gončarov polynomials interpolation parking functions order statistics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Niraj Khare
    • 1
  • Rudolph Lorentz
    • 1
  • Catherine Huafei Yan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsTexas A&M University at QatarDohaQatar
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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