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A112676 Number of (undirected) Hamiltonian cycles on a triangular grid, n vertices on each side. 7
1, 1, 1, 3, 26, 474, 17214, 1371454, 231924780, 82367152914, 61718801166402, 97482824713311442, 323896536556067453466, 2262929852279448821099932, 33231590982432936619392054662, 1025257090790362187626154669771934, 66429726878393651076826663971376589034 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,4

COMMENTS

This sequence counts cycles in a triangular region of the familiar 2-dimensional lattice in which each point has 6 neighbors (sometimes called either the "triangular" or the "hexagonal" lattice), visiting every vertex of the region exactly once and returning to the starting vertex. Cycles differing only in orientation or starting point are not considered distinct.

LINKS

Andrey Zabolotskiy, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..20 [from Pettersson's tables]

AndrĂ¡s Kaszanyitzky, Triangular fractal approximating graphs and their covering paths and cycles, arXiv:1710.09475 [math.CO], 2017. See Table 1.

Ville Pettersson, Graph Algorithms for Constructing and Enumerating Cycles and Related Structures, Dissertation, Aalto, Finland, 2015.

Ville H. Pettersson, Enumerating Hamiltonian Cycles, The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, Volume 21, Issue 4, 2014.

Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Hamiltonian Cycle

Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Triangular Grid Graph

Index entries for sequences related to graphs, Hamiltonian

FORMULA

For n>1, a(n) = A174589(n)/2.

EXAMPLE

a(3) = 1, the only Hamiltonian cycle being the obvious one running around the edge of the triangle.

CROSSREFS

Cf. A003763, A112675, A174589.

Sequence in context: A049088 A089041 A059511 * A103112 A064941 A112612

Adjacent sequences:  A112673 A112674 A112675 * A112677 A112678 A112679

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

Gareth McCaughan (gareth.mccaughan(AT)pobox.com), Dec 30 2005

EXTENSIONS

a(11)-a(16) from Andrew Howroyd, Nov 03 2015

a(17) from Pettersson by Andrey Zabolotskiy, May 23 2017

STATUS

approved

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