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A048993 Triangle of Stirling numbers of 2nd kind, S(n,k), n >= 0, 0 <= k <= n. 166

%I

%S 1,0,1,0,1,1,0,1,3,1,0,1,7,6,1,0,1,15,25,10,1,0,1,31,90,65,15,1,0,1,

%T 63,301,350,140,21,1,0,1,127,966,1701,1050,266,28,1,0,1,255,3025,7770,

%U 6951,2646,462,36,1,0,1,511,9330,34105,42525,22827,5880,750,45,1

%N Triangle of Stirling numbers of 2nd kind, S(n,k), n >= 0, 0 <= k <= n.

%C Also known as Stirling set numbers.

%C S(n,k) enumerates partitions of an n-set into k nonempty subsets.

%C The o.g.f. for the sequence of diagonal k (k=0 for the main diagonal) is G(k,x) = ((x^k)/(1-x)^(2*k+1))*Sum_{m=0..k-1} A008517(k,m+1)*x^m. A008517 is the second-order Eulerian triangle. - _Wolfdieter Lang_, Oct 14 2005

%C From _Philippe Deléham_, Nov 14 2007: (Start)

%C Sum_{k=0..n} S(n,k)*x^k = B_n(x), where B_n(x) = Bell polynomials. The first few Bell polynomials are:

%C B_0(x) = 1;

%C B_1(x) = 0 + x;

%C B_2(x) = 0 + x + x^2;

%C B_3(x) = 0 + x + 3x^2 + x^3;

%C B_4(x) = 0 + x + 7x^2 + 6x^3 + x^4;

%C B_5(x) = 0 + x + 15x^2 + 25x^3 + 10x^4 + x^5;

%C B_6(x) = 0 + x + 31x^2 + 90x^3 + 65x^4 + 15x^5 + x^6;

%C (End)

%C This is the Sheffer triangle (1, exp(x) - 1), an exponential (binomial) convolution triangle. The a-sequence is given by A006232/A006233 (Cauchy sequence). The z-sequence is the zero sequence. See the link under A006232 for the definition and use of these sequences. The row sums give A000110 (Bell), and the alternating row sums give A000587 (see the Philippe Deléham formulas and crossreferences below). - _Wolfdieter Lang_, Oct 16 2014

%C Also the inverse Bell transform of the factorial numbers (A000142). For the definition of the Bell transform see A264428 and for cross-references A265604. - _Peter Luschny_, Dec 31 2015

%C From _Wolfdieter Lang_, Feb 21 2017: (Start)

%C The transposed (trans) of this lower triagonal Sheffer matrix of the associated type S = (1, exp(x) - 1) (taken as N X N matrix for arbitrarily large N) provides the transition matrix from the basis {x^n/n!}, n >= 0, to the basis {y^n/n!}, n >= 0, with y^n/n! = Sum_{m>=n} S^{trans}(n, m) x^m/m! = Sum_{m>=0} x^m/m!*S(m, n).

%C The Sheffer transform with S = (g, f) of a sequence {a_n} to {b_n} for n >= 0, in matrix notation vec(b) = S vec(a), satisfies, with e.g.f.s A and B, B(x) = g(x)*A(f(x)) and B(x) = A(y(x)) identically, with vec(xhat) = S^{trans,-1} vec(yhat) in symbolic notation with vec(xhat)_n = x^n/n! (similarly for vec(yhat)).

%C (End)

%C For k >= 1 S(n, k) = h^{(k)}_{n-k}, the complete homogeneous symmetric function of the k symbols 1,2, ..., k, of degree n-k. Thus S(n, k) is for k >= 1 the (dimensionless) volume of the multichoose(k, n-k) = binomial(n-1, k-1) polytopes of dimension n-k with (dimensionless) side lengths from the set {1, 2, ..., k}. See an example below. - _Wolfdieter Lang_, May 26 2017

%D M. Abramowitz and I. A. Stegun, eds., Handbook of Mathematical Functions, National Bureau of Standards Applied Math. Series 55, 1964 (and various reprintings), p. 835.

%D L. Comtet, Advanced Combinatorics, Reidel, 1974, p. 310.

%D J. H. Conway and R. K. Guy, The Book of Numbers, Springer, p. 92.

%D F. N. David, M. G. Kendall and D. E. Barton, Symmetric Function and Allied Tables, Cambridge, 1966, p. 223.

%D R. L. Graham, D. E. Knuth and O. Patashnik, Concrete Mathematics. Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 1990, p. 244.

%D J. Riordan, An Introduction to Combinatorial Analysis, p. 48.

%H David W. Wilson, <a href="/A048993/b048993.txt">Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..10010</a>

%H M. Abramowitz and I. A. Stegun, eds., <a href="http://www.convertit.com/Go/ConvertIt/Reference/AMS55.ASP">Handbook of Mathematical Functions</a>, National Bureau of Standards, Applied Math. Series 55, Tenth Printing, 1972 [alternative scanned copy].

%H V. E. Adler, <a href="http://arxiv.org/abs/1510.02900">Set partitions and integrable hierarchies</a>, arXiv:1510.02900 [nlin.SI], 2015.

%H P. Bala, <a href="/A048993/a048993.pdf">The white diamond product of power series</a>

%H P. Barry, <a href="https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/journals/JIS/VOL17/Barry1/barry263.html">Generalized Stirling Numbers, Exponential Riordan Arrays, and Toda Chain Equations</a>, Journal of Integer Sequences, 17 (2014), #14.2.3.

%H P. Barry, <a href="https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/journals/JIS/VOL17/Barry2/barry281.html">Constructing Exponential Riordan Arrays from Their A and Z Sequences</a>, Journal of Integer Sequences, 17 (2014), #14.2.6.

%H Paul Barry, <a href="https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.06408">Three Études on a sequence transformation pipeline</a>, arXiv:1803.06408 [math.CO], 2018.

%H R. M. Dickau, <a href="http://mathforum.org/advanced/robertd/stirling2.html">Stirling numbers of the second kind</a>

%H G. Duchamp, K. A. Penson, A. I. Solomon, A. Horzela and P. Blasiak, <a href="http://arXiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0401126">One-parameter groups and combinatorial physics</a>, arXiv:quant-ph/0401126, 2004.

%H FindStat - Combinatorial Statistic Finder, <a href="http://www.findstat.org/StatisticsDatabase/St000105">The number of blocks in the set partition.</a>

%H Bill Gosper, <a href="/A008277/a008277.png">Colored illustrations of triangle of Stirling numbers of second kind read mod 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7</a>

%H W. S. Gray and M. Thitsa, <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SSST.2013.6524939">System Interconnections and Combinatorial Integer Sequences</a>, in: System Theory (SSST), 2013 45th Southeastern Symposium on, Date of Conference: 11-11 March 2013, Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/SSST.2013.6524939.

%H A. Hennessy, P. Barry, <a href="https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/journals/JIS/VOL14/Barry6/barry161.html">Generalized Stirling Numbers, Exponential Riordan Arrays, and Orthogonal Polynomials</a>, J. Int. Seq. 14 (2011) # 11.8.2

%H C. M. Ringel, <a href="http://arxiv.org/abs/1502.06553">The Catalan combinatorics of the hereditary artin algebras</a>, arXiv preprint arXiv:1502.06553 [math.RT], 2015.

%H X.-T. Su, D.-Y. Yang, W.-W. Zhang, <a href="http://ajc.maths.uq.edu.au/pdf/56/ajc_v56_p133.pdf">A note on the generalized factorial</a>, Australasian Journal of Combinatorics, Volume 56 (2013), Pages 133-137.

%F S(n, k) = k*S(n-1, k) + S(n-1, k-1), n > 0; S(0, k) = 0, k > 0; S(0, 0) = 1.

%F Equals [0, 1, 0, 2, 0, 3, 0, 4, 0, 5, ...] DELTA [1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, ...] where DELTA is Deléham's operator defined in A084938.

%F Sum_{k = 0..n} x^k*S(n, k) = A213170(n), A000587(n), A000007(n), A000110(n), A001861(n), A027710(n), A078944(n), A144180(n), A144223(n), A144263(n) respectively for x = -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. - _Philippe Deléham_, May 09 2004, Feb 16 2013

%F S(n, k) = Sum_{i=0..k} (-1)^(k+i)binomial(k, i)i^n/k!. - _Paul Barry_, Aug 05 2004

%F Sum_{k=0..n} k*S(n,k) = B(n+1)-B(n), where B(q) are the Bell numbers (A000110). - _Emeric Deutsch_, Nov 01 2006

%F Equals the inverse binomial transform of A008277. - _Gary W. Adamson_, Jan 29 2008

%F G.f.: 1/(1-xy/(1-x/(1-xy/(1-2x/(1-xy/1-3x/(1-xy/(1-4x/(1-xy/(1-5x/(1-... (continued fraction equivalent to Deléham DELTA construction). - _Paul Barry_, Dec 06 2009

%F G.f.: 1/Q(0), where Q(k) = 1 -(y+k)*x - (k+1)*y*x^2/Q(k+1) ; (continued fraction). - _Sergei N. Gladkovskii_, Nov 09 2013

%F Inverse of padded A008275 (padded just as A048993 = padded A008277). - _Tom Copeland_, Apr 25 2014

%F E.g.f. for the row polynomials s(n,x) = Sum_{k=0..n} S(n,k)*x^k is exp(x*(exp(z)-1)) (Sheffer property). E.g.f. for the k-th column sequence with k leading zeros is ((exp(x)-1)^k)/k! (Sheffer property). - _Wolfdieter Lang_, Oct 16 2014

%F G.f. for column k: x^k/Product_{j=1..k} (1-j*x), k >= 0 (with the empty product for k = 0 put to 1). See Abramowitz-Stegun, p. 824, 24.1.4 B. - _Wolfdieter Lang_, May 26 2017

%F Boas-Buck recurrence for column sequence m: S(n, k) = (k/(n - k))*((n*S(n-1, k)/2 + Sum_{p=k..n-2} (-1)^(n-p)*binomial(n,p)*Bernoulli(n-p)*S(p, k)), for n > k >= 0, with input T(k,k) = 1. See a comment and references in A282629. An example is given below. - _Wolfdieter Lang_, Aug 11 2017

%F The n-th row polynomial has the form x o x o ... o x (n factors), where o denotes the white diamond multiplication operator defined in Bala - see Example E4. - _Peter Bala_, Jan 07 2018

%e The triangle S(n,k) begins:

%e n\k 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

%e 0: 1

%e 1: 0 1

%e 2: 0 1 1

%e 3: 0 1 3 1

%e 4: 0 1 7 6 1

%e 5: 0 1 15 25 10 1

%e 6: 0 1 31 90 65 15 1

%e 7: 0 1 63 301 350 140 21 1

%e 8: 0 1 127 966 1701 1050 266 28 1

%e 9: 0 1 255 3025 7770 6951 2646 462 36 1

%e 10: 0 1 511 9330 34105 42525 22827 5880 750 45 1

%e 11: 0 1 1023 28501 145750 246730 179487 63987 11880 1155 55 1

%e 12: 0 1 2047 86526 611501 1379400 1323652 627396 159027 22275 1705 66 1

%e ... reformatted and extended - _Wolfdieter Lang_, Oct 16 2014

%e ------------------------------------------------------------------------

%e Completely symmetric function S(4, 2) = h^{(2)}_2 = 1^2 + 2^2 + 1^1*2^1 = 7; S(5, 2) = h^{(2)}_3 = 1^3 + 2^3 + 1^2*2^1 + 1^1*2^2 = 15. - _Wolfdieter Lang_, May 26 2017

%e From _Wolfdieter Lang_, Aug 11 2017: (Start)

%e Recurrence: S(5, 3) = S(4, 2) + 2*S(4, 3) = 7 + 3*6 = 25.

%e Boas-Buck recurrence for column m = 3, and n = 5: S(5, 3) = (3/2)*((5/2)*S(4, 3) + 10*Bernoulli(2)*S(3, 3))) = (3/2)*(15 + 10*(1/6)*1) = 25. - _Wolfdieter Lang_, Aug 11 2017

%e (End)

%p with(combinat): for n from 0 to 10 do seq(stirling2(n,k),k=0..n) od; # yields sequence in triangular form # _Emeric Deutsch_, Nov 01 2006

%t t[n_, k_] := StirlingS2[n, k]; Table[t[n, k], {n, 0, 10}, {k, 0, n}] // Flatten (* _Robert G. Wilson v_ *)

%o (PARI) for(n=0, 22, for(k=0, n, print1(stirling(n, k, 2), ", ")); print()); \\ _Joerg Arndt_, Apr 21 2013

%o (Maxima) create_list(stirling2(n,k),n,0,12,k,0,n); /* _Emanuele Munarini_, Mar 11 2011 */

%o (Haskell)

%o a048993 n k = a048993_tabl !! n !! k

%o a048993_row n = a048993_tabl !! n

%o a048993_tabl = iterate (\row ->

%o [0] ++ (zipWith (+) row $ zipWith (*) [1..] $ tail row) ++ [1]) [1]

%o -- _Reinhard Zumkeller_, Mar 26 2012

%Y See especially A008277 which is the main entry for this triangle.

%Y Cf. A008275, A039810-A039813, A048994.

%Y A000110(n) = sum(S(n, k)) k=0..n, n >= 0. Cf. A085693.

%Y Cf. A084938, A106800 (mirror image), A213061 (mod 2).

%K nonn,tabl,nice

%O 0,9

%A _N. J. A. Sloane_, Dec 11 1999

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