Elementary symmetric polynomial
The homogeneous polynomials of this kind of any given degree form a basis for the space of all homogeneous symmetric polynomials of that degree
This construct is associated with, or parametrized by, an unordered integer partition
The elementary symmetric polynomial in variables, associated with a partition is defined as the product of the elementary symmetric polynomials associated with each . Here, the elementary symmetric polynomial associated with a positive integer is the sum of all monomials in the variables having degree .
Nature of the polynomials
The elementary symmetric polynomials are all symmetric polynomials. In fact, the elementary symmetric polynomials corresponding to all tableaux with cells, in variables, form a basis for the space of all homogeneous symmetric polynomials in variables, of degree .
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Relation with other polynomials
Complete symmetric polynomials
The map that changes basis from elementary symmetric polynomials to complete symmetric polynomials is in fact an involutive ring homomorphism. This follows from the fact that for any , the product of the formal power series and is 1, where: