

A060351


If the binary expansion of n has k bits, let S be the subset of [k1] such that i is in S if the ith bit of n is a 1 (with the first bit being the least significant bit); a(n) is the number of permutations of [k] with descent set S.


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1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 1, 1, 3, 5, 3, 3, 5, 3, 1, 1, 4, 9, 6, 9, 16, 11, 4, 4, 11, 16, 9, 6, 9, 4, 1, 1, 5, 14, 10, 19, 35, 26, 10, 14, 40, 61, 35, 26, 40, 19, 5, 5, 19, 40, 26, 35, 61, 40, 14, 10, 26, 35, 19, 10, 14, 5, 1, 1
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OFFSET

1,5


COMMENTS

a(n) is the number of permutations in the symmetric group S_k such that n = 2^(k1) + the sum of 2^(i1), where i is a descent of the permutation and k = number of digits in the binary expansion of n.
If n=4m then a(n)a(n+1)+a(n+2)a(n+3)=0. This follows from Theorem 10 of my paper arXiv:0801.0072v1. E.g. a(20)a(21)+a(22)a(23)= 916+114=0.  Vladimir Shevelev, Jan 07 2008
Denote by {n,k} the number of permutations of {0,1,...n} such that the binary expansion of k with n1 digits (the expansion is allowed to begin with 0's) indicates a fixed distribution of "up"(1) and "down"(0) points. The numbers {n,k} are called "updown coefficients" of permutations, since they have many similar properties to binomial coefficients C(n,k) (see Shevelev et al. references). The sequence lists the rows numbers {n,k} as a triangle read by rows (see example). Vladimir Shevelev, Feb 13 2014


REFERENCES

N. G. de Bruijn, Permutations with given ups and downs, Nieuw Arch. 18 (1970), 6165.
I. Niven, A combinatorial problem of finite sequences, Nieuw Arch. Wisk. (3) 16 (1968), 116123.


LINKS

Wouter Meeussen, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..4095
Vladimir Shevelev, On the Basis Polynomials in the Theory of Permutations with Prescribed UpDown Structure, arXiv:math.CO/0801.0072, 20072010. See remarks following Theorem 22.
Vladimir Shevelev, The number of permutations with prescribed updown structure as a function of two variables, INTEGERS, 12 (2012), #A1.
V. Shevelev and J. Spilker, Updown coefficients for permutations, Elem. Math. 68 (2013), 115127.


FORMULA

{n+1,2*k} + {n+1,2*k+1) = (n+1)*{n,k},
{n+2,4*k} + {n+2,4*k+2} = {n+2, 4*k+1} + {n+2,4*k+1} + {n+2,4*k+3} = (n+2)*(n+1)/2 * {n,k}, etc.
Sum_{i=0,...,2^r1} {n,i} = n*(n1)*...*(nr+1).
For n>=1, 0<=k<2^{n1), {n,k}<={n,r_n}, where r_n=(2^n2)/3, if n is odd, r_n=(2^n1)/3, if n is even.
Equality holds iff k=r_n or 2^(n1)r_n1, which corresponds the case of alternating permutations. De Bruijn mentioned that Niven knew the latter result, but he never published this statement. A proof can be found in the Shevelev and Spilker reference (Section 5).
Many other equalities, recursions and unequalities can be found in Shevelev and ShevelevSpilker references.  Vladimir Shevelev, Feb 13 2014


EXAMPLE

Interpreted as a triangle:
1;
1, 1;
1, 2, 2, 1;
1, 3, 5, 3, 3, 5, 3, 1'
1, 4, 9, 6, 9, 16, 11, 4, 4, 11, 16, 9, 6, 9, 4, 1;
1, 5, 14, 10, 19, 35, 26, 10, 14, 40, 61, 35, 26, 40, 19, 5, 5, 19, 40, 26, 35, 61, 40, 14, 10, 26, 35, 19, 10, 14, 5, 1;
...
From Vladimir Shevelev, Feb 13 2014: (Start)
Consider {4,2} (see comments). k=010 (41 binary digits).
So {4,2} is the number of downupdown permutations of {1,2,3,4}. We have 5 such permutations (2,1,4,3),(3,1,4,2),(3,2,4,1),(4,1,3,2) and (4,2,3,1). Thus {4,2}=5.
Over rows, the sequence has the form:
{1,0}
{2,0} {2,1}
{3,0} {3,1} {3,2} {3,3}
{4,0} {4,1} {4,2} {4,3} {4,4} {4,5} {4,6} {4,7}
.......
such that the ith row contains 2^(i1) entries with row sum i!, i=1,2,...
(End)
The binary expansion of n=11 is 1011, which has k=4 digits. Of the first k1=3 bits, starting from the least significant bit on the right, the first and second are 1, so S={1,2}. The a(11)=3 permutations of [k]={1,2,3,4} with descent set S={1,2} are {3,2,1,4}, {4,2,1,3}, and {4,3,1,2}.  Danny Rorabaugh, Apr 02 2015


MAPLE

ct := proc(k) option remember; local i, out, n; if k=0 then RETURN(1); fi; n := floor(evalf(log[2](k)))+1; if k=2^n or k=2^(n+1)1 then RETURN(1); fi; out := 0; for i from 1 to n do if irem(iquo(k, 2^(i1)), 2) = 1 and irem(iquo(2*k, 2^(i1)), 2) =0 then out := out+(n1)!/(i1)!/(ni)!* ct(floor(irem(k, 2^(i1))+2^(i2)))*ct(iquo(k, 2^i)); fi; od; out; end: seq(ct(i), i=1..64)


MATHEMATICA

<<DiscreteMath`Combinatorica`; binDescents[perm_List]:= FromDigits[Sign[Rest[perm]  Drop[perm, 1]]/2 + 1/2, 2]; Table[CoefficientList[Apply[Plus, ((Length[#1]*x^#1 & )[Flatten[Outer[binDescents[TableauxToPermutation[#1, #2]] & , {FirstLexicographicTableau[#1]}, Tableaux[#1], 1]]] & ) /@ Partitions[w], {0, 1}], x], {w, 2, 7}] (* Wouter Meeussen, Jan 30 2012 *)
upDown[n_, k_] := upDown[n, k] = Module[{t, m}, t = Flatten[ Reverse[ Position[ Reverse[ IntegerDigits[k, 2]], 1]]]; m = Length[t]; (1)^m + Sum[upDown[t[[j]], k  2^(t[[j]]1)]*Binomial[n, t[[j]]], {j, 1, m}]]; Table[upDown[n, k], {n, 1, 7}, {k, 0, 2^(n1)1}] // Flatten (* JeanFrançois Alcover, Jul 16 2017, after Vladimir Shevelev *)


CROSSREFS

Cf. A060350.
Sequence in context: A034254 A157103 A135966 * A076037 A215563 A076263
Adjacent sequences: A060348 A060349 A060350 * A060352 A060353 A060354


KEYWORD

easy,base,nonn,tabf


AUTHOR

Mike Zabrocki, Mar 31 2001


EXTENSIONS

Definition corrected by Julian Gilbey, Jul 26 2007


STATUS

approved



