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1 Counting descents 49 labeling between them, combine the two bricks into one larger brick and change the 1 in the middle to a −1. The image of the T ∈ T displayed earlier in this proof under this operation is 1 x x 1 1 1 1 1 1 −1 x 1 6 7 3 1 5 2 11 12 10 9 8 4 This process changes from an occurrence of a −1 into a descent and vice versa. This is a sign reversing and weight preserving involution. Fixed points under this involution must look like this: 1 x x 1 x x 1 x x x x 1 3 11 6 1 7 4 2 12 10 9 8 5 Fixed points must have no −1’s and no decreases between bricks.

22. The coefficient of mλ in pµ is OBµ,λ . Proof. The number of ordered brick tabloids of content µ and shape λ corresponds λ directly to the number of times the monomial x1λ1 · · · xk k appears in the expansion of the product µ µ µ µ pµ = pµ1 · · · pµ = x1 1 + x2 1 + · · · · · · x1 + x2 + · · · . Specifically, if row λi in an ordered brick tabloid contains bricks labeled µi1 , . . , µik , then this ordered brick tabloid corresponds to selecting the xi term from each of pµ1 , . . , pµik to contribute to the final monomial.

Define a ring homomorphism ϕ by ϕ(e0 ) = 1 and ϕ(en ) = (−1)n−1 f (n) n! √ z 4x−1 2 . 2). ,λ ) n n |Bλ ,(n) | f (λ1 ) f (λ2 ) · · · . 1. This creates a brick tabloid of shape (n) with the numbers 1, . . , n written in the cells such that each brick contains a decreasing sequence. 3), place a 1 at the end of each brick and an x or −1 in every other cell such that no two x’s appear in consecutive cells. Let T be the set of objects created in this manner and let w(T ) be the product of the −1’s and x’s appearing in T ∈ T.