Lie Groups pp 387-393 | Cite as

Schur Polynomials and Sk

  • Daniel Bump
Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 225)


Frobenius [51] discovered that the characters of the symmetric group can be computed using symmetric functions. We will explain this from our point of view. We highly recommend Curtis [39] as an account, both historical and mathematical, of the work of Frobenius and Schur on representation theory.


  1. 39.
    C. Curtis. Pioneers of Representation Theory: Frobenius, Burnside, Schur, and Brauer, volume 15 of History of Mathematics. American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 1999.Google Scholar
  2. 51.
    G. Frobenius. Über die charakterisischen Einheiten der symmetrischen Gruppe. S’ber. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 504–537, 1903.Google Scholar

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  • Daniel Bump
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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