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A309442 Minimum number of colors needed to color the cells of the six regular convex polychora such that no two cells with a common face share the same color (in the order 5-cell, 8-cell, 16-cell, 24-cell, 120-cell, 600-cell). 0
5, 4, 2, 3, 5, 3 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

Here, cells are 3-dimensional polyhedra, and faces are 2-dimensional polygons.

The sequence is the 4-dimensional analog of A244951.

The sequence is also the minimum number of colors needed to color the vertices of the six regular convex polychora such that no two vertices with a common edge share the same color (in the order 5-cell, 16-cell, 8-cell, 24-cell, 600-cell, 120-cell).

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..6.

EXAMPLE

a(1) = 5, since in the 5-cell, each cell has a common face with every other cell (analogous to the tetrahedron, where each face has a common edge with every other face).

a(2) = 4, since in the 8-cell, each cell has a common face with every other cell except its "opposite" cell (analogous to the cube, where each face has a common edge with every other face except its opposite face).

a(3) = 2, since the 16-cell's dual graph has no odd-edge cycles (analogous to the octahedron's dual graph having no odd-edge cycles).

a(4) = 3, since the 24-cell has at least one 3-color solution, and its dual graph has a 3-vertex subgraph with no 2-color solution.

a(5) = 5, since the 120-cell has at least one 5-color solution, and its dual graph has a 30-vertex subgraph with no 4-color solution.

a(6) = 3, since the 600-cell has at least one 3-color solution, and its dual graph has a 5-vertex subgraph with no 2-color solution.

CROSSREFS

Cf. A244951, A273509.

Sequence in context: A081749 A074825 A225063 * A213205 A094778 A260849

Adjacent sequences:  A309439 A309440 A309441 * A309443 A309444 A309445

KEYWORD

nonn,fini,full

AUTHOR

Sangeet Paul, Aug 03 2019

STATUS

approved

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