

A100344


Gives the ith coefficient M(k,i) of the decomposition of the polynomials B(k,X^2) in the basis of all B(i,X), where B(i,X) is the ith binomial polynomial: B(i,X) = X(X1)...(Xi+1)/i! for any i > 0 and B(0,X) = 1 by definition.


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1, 0, 1, 2, 0, 0, 6, 18, 12, 0, 0, 4, 72, 248, 300, 120, 0, 0, 1, 123, 1322, 4800, 7800, 5880, 1680, 0, 0, 0, 126, 3864, 32550, 121212, 235200, 248640, 136080, 30240
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OFFSET

0,4


COMMENTS

The binomial polynomials are a basis of the space of all polynomials and the decomposition of a polynomial in this basis is called its Mahler's expansion. So the sequence gives the Mahler's expansion of the binomial polynomials composed with "squaring".
For example:
B(0,X^2) = 1*B(0,X)
B(1,X^2) = 0*B(0,X)+1*B(1,X)+2*B(2,X)
B(2,X^2) = 0*B(0,X)+0*B(1,X)+6*B(2,X)+18*B(3,X)+12*B(4,X)
The coefficients may be written in a "Pascal's triangle" arrangement:
1
0 1 2
0 0 6 18 12
0 0 4 72 248 300 120
0 0 1 1 123 1322 4800 7800 5880 1680
They are always < binomial(i^2, k) or equal to it when i^2+1 > k > (i1)^2. They are 0 if i > 2k or k > i^2.
They have a combinatorial interpretation if i > 0. Let the set I={1,...,i} and I X I the set of pairs, M(k,i) is the number of subsets with k pairs in I X I such that any element of I appears as a coordinate in at least one pair.
Example: M(2,2) = 6 because all subsets with 2 elements in IxI = {(1,1),(1,2),(2,1),(2,2)} satisfy the property and there are 6 such subsets.
The M(k,i) sequence allows the enumeration of quasireduced ordered binary decision diagram (QROBDD) canonically associated to boolean functions (see references).


LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=0..35.
J. F. Michon, J.B. Yunes and P. Valarcher, On maximal QROBDD's of Boolean functions, Theor. Inform. Appl. 39 (2005), no. 4, 677686.


FORMULA

M(0, 0) = 1 and, for all i > 0, M(0, i) = 0. Let M(k, i) = 0 if all i < 0 and all k for ease. Then, for all k > 0, i > 0: M(k, i)= [(i^2k+1)M(k1, i) + i(2i1)M(k1, i1) + i(i1)M(k1, i2) ]/k.


EXAMPLE

M(2,2)=6 because B(2,X^2) = 0*B(0,X) + 0*B(1,X) + 6*B(2,X) + 18*B(3,X) + 12*B(4,X).


CROSSREFS

Cf. for binomial polynomials: A080959.
Sequence in context: A244142 A161800 A246608 * A094596 A143024 A271971
Adjacent sequences: A100341 A100342 A100343 * A100345 A100346 A100347


KEYWORD

nonn,tabl


AUTHOR

Jean Francis Michon, Nov 18 2004


STATUS

approved



