

A090339


Number of full curvilinear flups with n curves.


5




OFFSET

0,6


COMMENTS

a(n) counts the topologically distinct planar configurations of n unbounded curves such that each curve crosses each other curve at exactly one point and no two intersection points coincide.
For n<8, a(n) is identical to A090338(n), where the curves must be straight line segments. But at n=8, we find a(n) includes three configurations that cannot be drawn with straight line segments. The qualification "unbounded" disallows configurations that have an endpoint within an area enclosed by other curves. As in A090338(n), configurations related by mirror symmetry are not counted as distinct.


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EXAMPLE

See illustration for one of the three configurations for n=8 that is not drawable with straight lines and so does not appear in A090338. No further intersections between curves, beyond the ones shown, occur outside the visible portion of the plane.


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KEYWORD

more,nonn


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STATUS

approved



