

A005272


Number of Van Lier sequences of length n.
(Formerly M1682)


6




OFFSET

2,2


COMMENTS

Fishburn et al.'s abstract (from the 1990 article): We study two types of sequences of positive integers which arise from problems in the measurement of comparative judgements of probability. The first type consists of the Van Lier sequences, which are nondecreasing sequences x_1, x_2,...x_n of positive integers that start with two 1's and have the property that, whenever j < k <= n, x_kx_j can be expressed as a sum of terms from the sequence other than x_j. The second type consists of the regular sequences, which are nondecreasing sequences of positive integers that start with two 1's and have the property that each subsequent term is a partial sum of preceding terms. We also study oneterm extensions of Van Lier sequences and obtain some asymptotic results on the number of Van Lier sequences.  Jonathan Vos Post, Apr 16 2011


REFERENCES

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


LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=2..10.
Peter C. Fishburn, Fred S. Roberts, Uniqueness in finite measurement, Applications of combinatorics and graph theory to the biological and social sciences, 103137, IMA Vol. Math. Appl., 17, Springer, New York, 1989. MR1009374 (90e:92099)
Fishburn, Peter C.; Roberts, Fred S., Uniqueness in finite measurement, in Applications of combinatorics and graph theory to the biological and social sciences, 103137, IMA Vol. Math. Appl., 17, Springer, New York, 1989. MR1009374 (90e:92099). [Annotated scan of five pages only]
P. C. Fishburn et al., Van Lier Sequences, Discrete Appl. Math. 27 (1990), pp. 209220.


CROSSREFS

Sequences in the FishburnRoberts (1989) article: A005269, A005268, A234595, A005272, A003513, A008926.
Sequence in context: A047863 A180349 A141713 * A178089 A002449 A059430
Adjacent sequences: A005269 A005270 A005271 * A005273 A005274 A005275


KEYWORD

nonn,nice,more


AUTHOR

N. J. A. Sloane


EXTENSIONS

a(9) and a(10) from Sean A. Irvine, Apr 29 2016


STATUS

approved



