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A003040 Highest degree of an irreducible representation of symmetric group S_n of degree n.
(Formerly M0811)
1, 1, 2, 3, 6, 16, 35, 90, 216, 768, 2310, 7700, 21450, 69498, 292864, 1153152, 4873050, 16336320, 64664600, 249420600, 1118939184, 5462865408, 28542158568, 117487079424, 547591590000, 2474843571200, 12760912164000, 57424104738000, 295284192952320 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)



S. Come't, Improved methods to calculate the characters of the symmetric group, Math. Comp. 14 (1960) 104-117.

J. H. Conway, R. T. Curtis, S. P. Norton, R. A. Parker and R. A. Wilson, ATLAS of Finite Groups. Oxford Univ. Press, 1985.

D. E. Littlewood, The Theory of Group Characters and Matrix Representations of Groups. 2nd ed., Oxford University Press, 1950, p. 265.

N. J. A. Sloane and Simon Plouffe, The Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences, Academic Press, 1995 (includes this sequence).


Eric M. Schmidt, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..80

J. McKay, The largest degrees of irreducible characters of the symmetric group. Math. Comp. 30 (1976), no. 135, 624-631. (Gives first 75 terms.)

J. McKay, Page 1 of 5 pages of tables from Math. Comp. paper [reports 29th term incorrectly]

J. McKay, Page 2 of 5 pages of tables from Math. Comp. paper

J. McKay, Page 3 of 5 pages of tables from Math. Comp. paper

J. McKay, Page 4 of 5 pages of tables from Math. Comp. paper

J. McKay, Page 5 of 5 pages of tables from Math. Comp. paper


a(5) = 6 because the degrees for S_5 are 1,1,4,4,5,5,6.



def A003040(n) :

....res = 1

....for P in Partitions(n) :

........res = max(res, P.dimension())

....return res

end # Eric M. Schmidt, May 07 2013


A117500 gives the corresponding partitions of n.

Cf. A003869, A003870, A003871, A003872, A003873, A003874, A003875, A003876, A003877.

Sequence in context: A215659 A028688 A030753 * A126317 A079437 A061220

Adjacent sequences:  A003037 A003038 A003039 * A003041 A003042 A003043




N. J. A. Sloane and Richard Stanley


Entry revised and extended by N. J. A. Sloane, Apr 28 2006

a(29) corrected by Eric M. Schmidt, May 07 2013



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