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A058364 Number of ways to cover (without overlapping) a ring lattice (necklace) of n sites with molecules that are 9 sites wide. 8
1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 28, 39, 51, 64, 78, 93, 109, 126, 144, 172, 211, 262, 326, 404, 497, 606, 732, 876, 1048, 1259, 1521, 1847, 2251, 2748, 3354, 4086, 4962, 6010, 7269, 8790, 10637, 12888, 15636, 18990, 23076, 28038 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,9

COMMENTS

This comment covers a family of sequences which satisfy a recurrence of the form a(n) = a(n-1) + a(n-m), with a(n) = 1 for n = 1...m-1, a(m) = m+1. The generating function is (x+m*x^m)/(1-x-x^m). Also a(n) = 1 + n*sum(binomial(n-1-(m-1)*i, i-1)/i, i=1..n/m). This gives the number of ways to cover (without overlapping) a ring lattice (or necklace) of n sites with molecules that are m sites wide. Special cases: m=2: A000204, m=3: A001609, m=4: A014097, m=5: A058368, m=6: A058367, m=7: A058366, m=8: A058365, m=9: A058364.

REFERENCES

E. Di Cera and Y. Kong, Theory of multivalent binding in one and two-dimensional lattices, Biophysical Chemistry, Vol. 61 (1996), pp. 107-124.

Y. Kong, General recurrence theory of ligand binding on a three-dimensional lattice, J. Chem. Phys. Vol. 111 (1999), pp. 4790-4799.

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..53.

FORMULA

a(n) = 1 + n*sum(binomial(n-1-8*i, i-1)/i, i=1..n/9). a(n) = a(n-1) + a(n-9), a(n) = 1 for n = 1..8, a(9) = 10. generating function = (x+9*x^9)/(1-x-x^9).

EXAMPLE

a(9) = 10 because there is one way to put zero molecule to the necklace and 9 ways to put one molecule.

CROSSREFS

Cf. A000079, A003269, A003520, A005708, A005709, A005710.

Sequence in context: A008715 A115844 A008714 * A228915 A162790 A008713

Adjacent sequences:  A058361 A058362 A058363 * A058365 A058366 A058367

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

Yong Kong (ykong(AT)curagen.com), Dec 17 2000

STATUS

approved

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