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A007173 Number of simplicial 3-clusters with n cells.
(Formerly M3401)
24
1, 1, 1, 4, 10, 40, 171, 831, 4147, 21822, 117062, 642600, 3582322, 20256885, 115888201, 669911568, 3907720521, 22979343010, 136107859377, 811430160282, 4866004426320, 29337068299728, 177738920836446, 1081668278379000, 6609923004626478, 40546403939165805 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET
1,4
COMMENTS
Also arises in enumeration of stereoisomers of alkane systems.
"A simplicial d-cluster may be informally described as being constructed by gluing regular d-simplexes together facet-by-facet, at each stage gluing a new simplex to exactly one facet of a cluster already constructed. The equivalence classes of such clusters under rigid motions are in one-to-one correspondence with the combinatorial types of stack polytopes." [Hering et al., 1982] - Jonathan Vos Post, Apr 22 2011
The Hering article has an error in the 14th term. - Robert A. Russell, Apr 11 2012
Also same as A027610 with mirror-image not treated as equivalence. - Brendan McKay, Mar 08 2014
Number of oriented polyominoes composed of n tetrahedral cells of the hyperbolic regular tiling with Schläfli symbol {3,3,oo}. For oriented polyominoes, chiral pairs are counted as two. - Robert A. Russell, Mar 20 2024
REFERENCES
N. J. A. Sloane and Simon Plouffe, The Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences, Academic Press, 1995 (includes this sequence).
LINKS
L. W. Beineke and R. E. Pippert Enumerating dissectable polyhedra by their automorphism groups, Can. J. Math., 26 (1974), 50-67
CombOS - Combinatorial Object Server, generate planar graphs
S. J. Cyvin, Jianji Wang, J. Brunvoll, Shiming Cao, Ying Li, B. N. Cyvin, and Yugang Wang, Staggered conformers of alkanes: complete solution of the enumeration problem, J. Molec. Struct. 413-414 (1997), 227-239.
F. Hering et al., The enumeration of stack polytopes and simplicial clusters, Discrete Math., 40 (1982), 203-217.
FORMULA
From Robert A. Russell, Mar 20 2024: (Start)
a(n) = C(3n,n)/(3*(2n+1)*(2n+2)) + ([0==n mod 2]*C(3n/2,n) + [1==n mod 2]*C((3n-1)/2,(n-1)/2)) / (2n+2) + 2*([1==n mod 3]*C(n,(n-1)/3) + [2==n mod 3]*C(n,(n-2)/3)) / (3n).
a(n) = A027610(n) + A371350(n) = 2*A027610(n) - A371351(n) = 2*A371350(n) + A371351(n).
a(n) = H(3,n) in Table 8 of Hering link.
G.f.: (-8 + 4*G(z) - 2*G(z)^2 + z*G(z)^4 + 6*G(z^2) + 3z*G(z^2)^2 + 8z*G(z^3) + 4z^2*G(z^3)^2)/12, where G(z) = 1 + z*G(z)^3 is the g.f. for A001764. (End)
MATHEMATICA
Table[Binomial[3 n, n]/(3 (2 n + 1) (2 n + 2)) + If[OddQ[n], Binomial[3 (n - 1)/2 + 1, n]/(n + 1), Binomial[3 n/2, n]/(n + 1)]/2 + 2 Switch[Mod[n, 3], 0, 0, 1, Binomial[n, (n - 1)/3]/n, 2, Binomial[n, (n - 2)/3]/n]/3, {n, 1, 30}] (* Robert A. Russell, Apr 11 2012 *)
CROSSREFS
Sum of achiral symmetry types (A047775, A047773, A047760, A047754, A047753, A047751, A047771, A047766 [type N], A047765, A047764) plus twice sum of chiral symmetry types (A047776, A047774, A047762, A047758, A047752, A047769, A047766 [type O]) in Beineke article.
Cf. A027610 (unoriented), A371350 (chiral), A371351 (achiral), A001764 (rooted), A001683(n+2) {3,oo}, A007175 {3,3,3,oo}.
Sequence in context: A149212 A223160 A263551 * A222367 A356913 A351493
KEYWORD
nonn,nice,easy
AUTHOR
EXTENSIONS
a(14) corrected and additional terms from Robert A. Russell, Apr 11 2012
STATUS
approved

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