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A058366 Number of ways to cover (without overlapping) a ring lattice (necklace) of n sites with molecules that are 7 sites wide. 8
1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 22, 31, 41, 52, 64, 77, 91, 113, 144, 185, 237, 301, 378, 469, 582, 726, 911, 1148, 1449, 1827, 2296, 2878, 3604, 4515, 5663, 7112, 8939, 11235, 14113, 17717, 22232, 27895, 35007, 43946, 55181, 69294, 87011 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,7

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..50.

FORMULA

a(n) = 1 + n*sum(binomial(n-1-6*i, i-1)/i, i=1..n/7). a(n) = a(n-1) + a(n-7), a(n) = 1 for n = 1..6, a(7) = 8. generating function = (x+7*x^7)/(1-x-x^7).

EXAMPLE

a(7) = 8 because there is one way to put zero molecule to the necklace and 7 ways to put one molecule.

CROSSREFS

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

Sequence in context: A115842 A067682 A067729 * A120209 A247631 A247455

Adjacent sequences:  A058363 A058364 A058365 * A058367 A058368 A058369

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

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

STATUS

approved

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