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Puzzles in $K$-homology of Grassmannians

Pavlo Pylyavskyy and Jed Yang

Vol. 303 (2019), No. 2, 703–727

Knutson, Tao, and Woodward (2004) formulated a Littlewood–Richardson rule for the cohomology ring of Grassmannians in terms of puzzles. Vakil (2006) and Wheeler and Zinn-Justin (2017) have found additional triangular puzzle pieces that allow one to express structure constants for K-theory of Grassmannians. Here we introduce two other puzzle pieces of hexagonal shape, each of which gives a Littlewood–Richardson rule for K-homology of Grassmannians. We also explore the corresponding eight versions of K-theoretic Littlewood–Richardson tableaux.

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puzzles, hexagon, tiling, K-theory, Grassmannian, Littlewood–Richardson coefficient
Mathematical Subject Classification 2010
Primary: 05E15
Secondary: 14M15, 52C20
Received: 3 April 2018
Revised: 3 March 2019
Accepted: 1 May 2019
Published: 4 January 2020
Pavlo Pylyavskyy
Department of Mathematics
University of Minnesota
United States
Jed Yang
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Bethel University
St Paul, MN
United States