# Affine Hecke Algebras and Orthogonal Polynomials by I. G. Macdonald By I. G. Macdonald

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From standard properties of the Bruhat ordering on a Coxeter group (loc. 2) Let v, w ∈ W and let w = usi1 · · · si p be a reduced expression for w (so that u ∈ and p = l(w)). Then the following conditions are equivalent: (a) v ≤ w; (b) there exists a subsequence ( j1 , . . , jq ) of the sequence (i 1 , . . , i p ) such that v = us j1 · · · s jq ; (c) there exists a subsequence ( j1 , . . , jq ) of the sequence (i 1 , . . , i p ) such that v = us j1 · · · s jq is a reduced expression for v. 3) Let w ∈ W, a ∈ S + .

3) Ti T j Ti · · · = T j Ti T j · · · with m i j factors on either side. 3) are called the braid relations. Next, let j, k ∈ J . 4) U j Uk = U j+k . 37 38 3 The braid group Finally, let i ∈ I and j ∈ J . 5) U j Ti U −1 j = Ti+ j . 5). Proof Each w ∈ W may be written in the form w = u j si1 · · · si p , where i 1 , . . , i p ∈ I, j ∈ J and p = l(w). 1) that T (w) = U j Ti1 · · · Ti p , and hence that the Ti and the U j generate B. 5). For w as above, deﬁne T (w) = U j Ti1 · · · Ti p . 3) guarantee that this deﬁnition is unambiguous.

It follows that S(w) is a ﬁnite set, and we deﬁne the length of w ∈ W to be l(w) = Card S(w). 2) S(w −1 ) = −wS(w) and hence that l(w−1 ) = l(w). 3) S(si ) = {ai } for all i ∈ I , and hence l(si ) = 1. Since W permutes S, it permutes the hyperplanes Ha (a ∈ S) and hence also the alcoves. Hence for each w ∈ W there is a unique v ∈ W S such that wc = vc, and therefore u = v −1 w stabilizes C and so permutes the ai (i∈I ). We have l(w) = l(v) and l(u) = 0. 20 2 The extended afﬁne Weyl group Let = {u ∈ W : l(u) = 0}.