login
This site is supported by donations to The OEIS Foundation.

 

Logo


Hints
(Greetings from The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences!)
A143490 "Fourth down, Extream [sic] between the two farthest Bells from it" in bell-ringing is a sequence of permutations p_1=(1,2,3,4), p_2=(1,2,4,3), .. which runs through all permutations of {1,2,3,4} with period 24; sequence gives position of bell 3 in n-th permutation. 8
3, 4, 4, 4, 3, 3, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 3, 3, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 3, 3, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 3, 3, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 3, 3, 2, 2, 1 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

Start with (1,2,3,4), i.e. the first permutation of {1,2,3} followed by 4; then for each next permutation, transpose 4 one to the left; if at position 1, replace {1,2,3} recursively by the next permutation of these numbers. Thereafter, for each next permutation, transpose 4 to the right. And so on.

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..105.

The Project Gutenberg EBook of Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing, by Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman

Index entries for sequences related to bell ringing

Index entries for linear recurrences with constant coefficients, signature (1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-1,1).

FORMULA

Period 24.

MAPLE

ring:= proc(k::nonnegint) local p, i, left, l, nf, ini; if k<=1 then proc() [1$k] end else ini := proc() p:= ring(k-1); i:= k; left:= true; l:= p(); nf:= k! end; ini(); proc() local ll; ll:= [seq(l[t], t=1..(i-1)), k, seq(l[t], t=i..(k-1))]; if left then if i>1 then i:= i-1 else left:= false; l:=p() fi else if i<k then i:= i+1 else left:= true; l:=p() fi fi; nf:= nf-1; if nf = 0 then ini() fi; ll end fi end: bell := proc(k) option remember; local p; p:= ring(k); [seq(p(), i=1..k!)] end: indx:= proc(l, k) local i; for i from 1 to nops(l) do if l[i]=k then break fi od; i end: a := n-> indx (bell(4)[modp(n-1, 24)+1], 3): seq (a(n), n=1..121);

CROSSREFS

Cf. A143484-A143490, A090281.

Sequence in context: A014241 A199185 A262827 * A007485 A018244 A090589

Adjacent sequences:  A143487 A143488 A143489 * A143491 A143492 A143493

KEYWORD

nonn,easy

AUTHOR

Alois P. Heinz, Aug 19 2008

STATUS

approved

Lookup | Welcome | Wiki | Register | Music | Plot 2 | Demos | Index | Browse | More | WebCam
Contribute new seq. or comment | Format | Transforms | Superseeker | Recent | More pages
The OEIS Community | Maintained by The OEIS Foundation Inc.

License Agreements, Terms of Use, Privacy Policy .

Last modified September 29 09:33 EDT 2016. Contains 276610 sequences.