%I
%S 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,25,35,46,58,71,85,100,116,141,
%T 176,222,280,351,436,536,652,793,969,1191,1471,1822,2258,2794,3446,
%U 4239,5208,6399,7870,9692,11950,14744,18190,22429,27637,34036,41906
%N Number of ways to cover (without overlapping) a ring lattice (necklace) of n sites with molecules that are 8 sites wide.
%C This comment covers a family of sequences which satisfy a recurrence of the form a(n) = a(n1) + a(nm), with a(n) = 1 for n = 1...m1, a(m) = m+1. The generating function is (x+m*x^m)/(1xx^m). Also a(n) = 1 + n*sum(binomial(n1(m1)*i, i1)/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.
%D E. Di Cera and Y. Kong, Theory of multivalent binding in one and twodimensional lattices, Biophysical Chemistry, Vol. 61 (1996), pp. 107124.
%D Y. Kong, General recurrence theory of ligand binding on a threedimensional lattice, J. Chem. Phys. Vol. 111 (1999), pp. 47904799.
%F a(n) = 1 + n*sum(binomial(n17*i, i1)/i, i=1..n/8). a(n) = a(n1) + a(n8), a(n) = 1 for n = 1..7, a(8) = 9. generating function = (x+8*x^8)/(1xx^8).
%e a(8) = 9 because there is one way to put zero molecule to the necklace and 8 ways to put one molecule.
%Y Cf. A000079, A003269, A003520, A005708, A005709, A005710.
%K nonn
%O 1,8
%A Yong Kong (ykong(AT)curagen.com), Dec 17 2000
