We establish a positivity property for the difference of products of certain Schur functions, sλ(x), where λ varies over a fundamental Weyl chamber in ℝn and x belongs to the positive orthant in ℝn. Further, we generalize that result to the difference of certain products of arbitrary numbers of Schur functions. We also derive a log-convexity property of the generalized hypergeometric functions of two Hermitian matrix arguments, and we show how that result may be extended to derive higher-order log-convexity properties.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Algebra and Number Theory