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 A272696 Coxeter number for the reflection group E_n. 1
 6, 5, 8, 12, 18, 30 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 3,1 COMMENTS A good definition of E_n is to take (-3,1,...,1)^perp in Z^(1,n) (and change the sign). This is the correct definition when one relates E_n to the blowup of P^2 at n points, and gives the sequence E_8, E_7, E_6, D_5, A_4, A_2 X A_1. For n>8, the Coxeter number is infinity. REFERENCES J. E. Humphreys, Reflection Groups and Coxeter Groups, Cambridge, 1990. See Table 3.2, page 80. LINKS Table of n, a(n) for n=3..8. Benedict H. Gross, Eriko Hironaka, and Curtis T. McMullen, Cyclotomic factors of Coxeter polynomials, Journal of Number Theory (2009) 129(5): 1034-1043. See also. EXAMPLE Starting with the Coxeter-Dynkin diagram for E_8, one repeatedly chops off nodes from one end, getting the sequence E_8, E_7, E_6, D_5, A_4, A_2 X A_1, whose Coxeter numbers are 30, 18, 12, 8, 5, 3 X 2=6. - N. J. A. Sloane, May 05 2016 CROSSREFS Cf. A272764. Sequence in context: A080799 A262512 A348909 * A048236 A193719 A364931 Adjacent sequences: A272693 A272694 A272695 * A272697 A272698 A272699 KEYWORD nonn,fini,full AUTHOR Curtis T. McMullen, May 04 2016 STATUS approved

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