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A014466 Dedekind numbers: monotone Boolean functions, or nonempty antichains of subsets of an n-set 3
1, 2, 5, 19, 167, 7580, 7828353, 2414682040997, 56130437228687557907787 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)



A monotone Boolean function is an increasing functions from P(S), the set of subsets of S, to {0,1}.

The count of antichains includes the antichain consisting of only the empty set, but excludes the empty antichain.

Also counts bases of hereditary systems.


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Donald E. Campbell, Jack Graver and Jerry S. Kelly, There are more strategy-proof procedures than you think, Mathematical Social Sciences 64 (2012) 263-265. - From N. J. A. Sloane, Oct 23 2012

Fan Cheng, Optimality of routing on the wiretap network with simple network topology, Information Theory (ISIT), 2014 IEEE International Symposium on, June 29 2014-July 4 2014 Page(s): 786 - 790 INSPEC Accession Number: 14524545 Honolulu, HI DOI: 10.1109/ISIT.2014.6874940

L. Comtet, Advanced Combinatorics, Reidel, 1974, p. 273.

J. Dezert, Fondations pour une nouvelle theorie du raisonnement plausible et paradoxal (la DSmT), Tech. Rep. 1/06769 DTIM, ONERA, Paris, page 33, January 2003.

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D. J. Kleitman, On Dedekind's problem: The number of monotone Boolean functions. Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 21 1969 677-682.

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W. F. Lunnon, The IU function: the size of a free distributive lattice, pp. 173-181 of D. J. A. Welsh, editor, Combinatorial Mathematics and Its Applications. Academic Press, NY, 1971.

S. Muroga, Threshold Logic and Its Applications. Wiley, NY, 1971, p. 38 and 214.

D. B. West, Introduction to Graph Theory, 2nd ed., Prentice-Hall, NJ, 2001, p. 349.

D. H. Wiedemann, A computation of the eighth Dedekind number, Order 8 (1991) 5-6.


Table of n, a(n) for n=0..8.

K. Atanassov, On Some of Smarandache's Problems

K. S. Brown, Dedekind's problem

Fan Cheng and Vincent Y. F. Tan, A Numerical Study on the Wiretap Network with a Simple Network Topology, arXiv preprint arXiv:1505.02862, 2015.

Jean Dezert, Foundations for a new theory for plausible and paradoxical reasoning, Tech. Rep. DTIM/IED, ONERA, Paris, pp. 14-15, 2002.

Jean Dezert, Combination of paradoxical sources of information within the neutrosophic framework, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Neutrosophics (2001).

J. L. King, Brick tiling and monotone Boolean functions

Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Antichain

Index entries for sequences related to Boolean functions


a(2)=5 from the antichains {{}}, {{1}}, {{2}}, {{1,2}}, {{1},{2}}.


Equals A000372 - 1 = A007153 + 1. Cf. A003182.

Sequence in context: A002786 A039719 A198203 * A284860 A108799 A193674

Adjacent sequences:  A014463 A014464 A014465 * A014467 A014468 A014469




N. J. A. Sloane.


Last term from D. H. Wiedemann, personal communication.

Additional comments from Michael Somos, Jun 10 2002.



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