On generating series of finitely presented operads

Anton Khoroshkin, Dmitri Piontkovski

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Given an operad P with a finite Gröbner basis of relations, we study the generating functions for the dimensions of its graded components P(. n). Under moderate assumptions on the relations we prove that the exponential generating function for the sequence {dim. . P(. n)} is differential algebraic, and in fact algebraic if P is a symmetrization of a non-symmetric operad. If, in addition, the growth of the dimensions of P(. n) is bounded by an exponent of n (or a polynomial of n, in the non-symmetric case) then, moreover, the ordinary generating function for the above sequence {dim. . P(. n)} is rational. We give a number of examples of calculations and discuss conjectures about the above generating functions for more general classes of operads.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-429
Number of pages53
JournalJournal of Algebra
StatePublished - 5 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • Algebraic differential equation
  • Generating series
  • Gröbner basis for operads
  • Operad
  • Variety of algebras

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Algebra and Number Theory


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