# Homework Help: Generating Function

1. Dec 6, 2012

### Punkyc7

I am suppose to use the generating function for e$_{m}$(x$_{1}$ . . . . x$_{n}$) to solve a problem. I have tried looking for it but I can not seem to find any information on it. Does anyone know what it is?

2. Dec 6, 2012

### haruspex

More clues please. What area of mathematics is this? What is this em function?

3. Dec 6, 2012

### micromass

Or tell us what "this problem" is?

4. Dec 6, 2012

### Punkyc7

e$_{m}$ is the elementary symmetric functions

5. Dec 6, 2012

### micromass

OK, so what do you want to know about those?