Cycle indices for finite orthogonal groups of even characteristic

Jason Fulman, Jan Saxl, Pham Huu Tiep

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Dedicated to Peter M. Neumann on the occasion of his seventieth birthday We develop cycle index generating functions for orthogonal groups in even characteristic and give some enumerative applications. A key step is the determination of the values of the complex linear-Weil characters of the finite symplectic group, and their induction to the general linear group, at unipotent elements. We also define and study several natural probability measures on integer partitions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2539-2566
Number of pages28
JournalTransactions of the American Mathematical Society
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2012


  • Cycle index
  • Random matrix
  • Random partition
  • Weil representation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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