Paths and tableaux descriptions of Jacobi-Trudi determinant associated with quantum affine algebra of type C_n

Research paper by Wakako Nakai, Tomoki Nakanishi

Indexed on: 23 Jul '07Published on: 23 Jul '07Published in: Mathematics - Quantum Algebra

Abstract

We study the Jacobi-Trudi-type determinant which is conjectured to be the q-character of a certain, in many cases irreducible, finite-dimensional representation of the quantum affine algebra of type C_n. Like the D_n case studied by the authors recently, applying the Gessel-Viennot path method with an additional involution and a deformation of paths, we obtain a positive sum expression over a set of tuples of paths, which is naturally translated into the one over a set of tableaux on a skew diagram.