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A039907 Number of perfect matchings in triangle graph with n nodes per side. 4
1, 0, 0, 2, 6, 0, 0, 2196, 37004, 0, 0, 2317631400, 216893681800, 0, 0, 2326335506123418128, 1208982377794384163088, 0, 0, 2220650888749669503773432361504, 6408743336016148761893699822360672, 0, 0, 2015895925780490675949731718780144934779733312 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,4

REFERENCES

J. Propp, Enumeration of matchings: problems and progress, pp. 255-291 in L. J. Billera et al., eds, New Perspectives in Algebraic Combinatorics, Cambridge, 1999 (see Problem 17).

LINKS

Alois P. Heinz, Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..60

J. Propp, Twenty open problems in enumeration of matchings, arXiv:math/9801061 [math.CO], 1998-1999.

J. Propp, Updated article

J. Propp, Enumeration of matchings: problems and progress, in L. J. Billera et al. (eds.), New Perspectives in Algebraic Combinatorics

FORMULA

a(n) = A178446(n) if A000217(n) is even, a(n) = 0 otherwise. - Andrew Howroyd, Mar 06 2016

MAPLE

with(LinearAlgebra): a:= proc(n) option remember; local l, ll, i, j, h0, h1, M; if n=0 then return 1 fi; if n<0 or member(irem(n, 4), [1, 2]) then return 0 fi; l:= []; for j from 1 to n-1 do h0:= j*(j-1)/2+1; h1:= j*(j+1)/2+1; for i from 1 to j do l:= [l[], [h1, h1+1]]; if irem(i, 2)=1 then l:= [l[], [h1, h0]]; h1:= h1+1; l:=[l[], [h1, h0]]; h0:=h0+1 else l:= [l[], [h0, h1]]; h1:= h1+1; l:=[l[], [h0, h1]]; h0:=h0+1 fi od od; M:= Matrix((n+1)*n/2); for ll in l do M[ll[1], ll[2]]:= 1; M[ll[2], ll[1]]:= -1 od: isqrt(Determinant(M)) end: seq(a(n), n=0..20); # Alois P. Heinz, May 08 2010

MATHEMATICA

a[n_] := a[n] = Module[{l, ll, i, j, h0, h1, M}, If[n == 0 , Return[1]]; If[n < 0 || MemberQ[{1, 2}, Mod[n, 4]], Return[0]]; l = {}; For[j = 1, j <= n-1, j++, h0 = j*(j-1)/2+1; h1 = j*(j+1)/2+1; For[i = 1, i <= j, i++, l = Join[l, {h1, h1+1}]; If[Mod [i, 2] == 1, l = Join[l, {h1, h0}]; h1 = h1+1; l = Join[l, {h1, h0}]; h0 = h0+1, l = Join[l, {h0, h1}]; h1 = h1+1; l = Join[l, {h0, h1}]; h0 = h0+1]]]; M[_, _] = 0; Do[M[ll[[1]], ll[[2]]] = 1; M[ll[[2]], ll[[1]]] = -1, {ll, Partition[l, 2]}]; Sqrt[Det[Array[M, {n*(n+1)/2, n*(n+1)/2}]]]]; Table[a[n], {n, 0, 23}] (* Jean-Fran├žois Alcover, Apr 17 2014, after Alois P. Heinz *)

CROSSREFS

Cf. A071093, A269869, A178446.

Sequence in context: A208279 A186502 A165733 * A072340 A118354 A080730

Adjacent sequences:  A039904 A039905 A039906 * A039908 A039909 A039910

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

N. J. A. Sloane.

EXTENSIONS

a(17)-a(20) from Alois P. Heinz, May 08 2010

a(21)-a(23) from Alois P. Heinz, Jan 12 2014

STATUS

approved

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