Enumeration formulas for young tableaux in a diagonal strip

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We derive combinatorial identities, involving the Bernoulli and Euler numbers, for the numbers of standard Young tableaux of certain skew shapes. This generalizes the classical formulas of D. André on the number of up-down permutations. The analysis uses a transfer operator approach extending the method of Elkies, combined with an identity expressing the volume of a certain polytope in terms of a Schur function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-186
Number of pages30
JournalIsrael Journal of Mathematics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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  • Mathematics(all)

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