Reduction rules for Littlewood-Richardson coefficients

  title={Reduction rules for Littlewood-Richardson coefficients},
  author={Mike Roth},
Let G be a semisimple algebraic group over an algebraically-closed field of characteristic zero. In this note we show that every regular face of the Littlewood-Richardson cone of G gives rise to a reduction rule: a rule which, given a problem "on that face" of computing the multiplicity of an irreducible component in a tensor product, reduces it to a similar problem on a group of smaller rank. In the type A case this result has already been proved by Derksen and Weyman using quivers, and by… CONTINUE READING