nSchur Functions and Determinants on an Infinite Grassmannian
Abstract
A set of functions is defined which is indexed by a positive integer $n$ and partitions of integers. The case $n=1$ reproduces the standard Schur polynomials. These functions are seen to arise naturally as a determinant of an action on the frame bundle of an infinite grassmannian. This fact is well known in the case of the Schur polynomials ($n=1$) and has been used to decompose the $\tau$functions of the KP hierarchy as a sum. In the same way, the new functions introduced here ($n>1$) are used to expand quotients of $\tau$functions as a sum with Plucker coordinates as coefficients.
 Publication:

arXiv Mathematics eprints
 Pub Date:
 November 1998
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.math/9811081
 arXiv:
 arXiv:math/9811081
 Bibcode:
 1998math.....11081K
 Keywords:

 Algebraic Geometry;
 Mathematical Physics;
 Combinatorics