1,2

Note that a partition and its conjugate give the same degree representation of the symmetric group. We take the lexicographically earlier of the two.

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..99.

J. McKay, The largest degrees of irreducible characters of the symmetric group. Math. Comp. 30 (1976), no. 135, 624-631. (Gives first 75 rows on pp. 627-629.)

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If p_1 >= p_2 >= ... >= p_k is the partition of n, the degree of the representation (given in A003040) is n! * Product_{i<j} (b_i - b_j) / Product_i (b_i!), where b_i = p_i+k-i.

Triangle begins:

1

2

2 1

3 1

3 1 1

3 2 1

4 2 1

4 2 1 1

4 3 1 1

4 3 2 1

5 3 2 1

5 3 2 1 1

5 4 2 1 1

6 4 2 1 1

5 4 3 2 1

6 4 3 2 1

6 4 3 2 1 1

7 4 3 2 1 1

7 5 3 2 1 1

7 5 3 2 2 1

7 5 3 2 2 1 1

7 5 4 3 2 1

7 5 4 3 2 1 1

8 5 4 3 2 1 1

8 6 4 3 2 1 1

See A003040 for much more information. Cf. A060240.

Sequence in context: A117470 A070786 A255542 * A297626 A206441 A175245

Adjacent sequences: A117497 A117498 A117499 * A117501 A117502 A117503

nonn,tabf

N. J. A. Sloane, Apr 28 2006

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