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A292515 Number of 4-regular 4-edge-connected planar simple graphs on n vertices. 2
0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 1, 1, 3, 3, 12, 19, 63, 153, 499, 1473, 4974, 16296, 56102, 192899, 674678, 2381395, 8468424 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,10

COMMENTS

The difference between this sequence and A078666 arises because the latter lists not abstract planar graphs but plane graphs (on the sphere, with the same restrictions). Among A078666(14)=64 plane graphs there is 1 pair of isomorphic graphs, namely graphs No. 63 and 64 (hereafter the enumeration of plane graphs from the LinKnot Mathematica package is used, see The Knot Atlas link), hence a(14)=64-1=63. Among 155 plane graphs on 15 vertices, the isomorphic pairs are (143, 149) and (153, 155), hence a(15)=155-2=153. The 11 isomorphic pairs of plane graphs on 16 vertices are: (456, 492), (459, 493), (464, 496), (465, 501), (466, 468), (470, 487), (473, 503), (477, 488), (478, 479), (486, 497), (498, 504).

Tuzun and Sikora say that such planar graphs constitute the set of 4-edge-connected basic Conway polyhedra, and indeed it suffices to consider any one embedding of each of these graphs into sphere or plane to list all prime knots. However, usually the set of Conway polyhedra is identified with the set of plane graphs instead (see A078666 and references therein), which is necessary to list or encode all prime knot diagrams (on the sphere).

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..24.

The Knot Atlas, Conway Notation.

Robert E. Tuzun and Adam S. Sikora, Verification Of The Jones Unknot Conjecture Up To 22 Crossings, Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications (2018) 1840009, arXiv:1606.06671 [math.GT], 2016-2020 (see table 2).

Robert E. Tuzun and Adam S. Sikora, Verification Of The Jones Unknot Conjecture Up To 24 Crossings, arXiv:2003.06724 [math.GT], 2020 (see table 1).

CROSSREFS

Cf. A072552, A078666.

Sequence in context: A074850 A073055 A075780 * A078666 A290438 A006804

Adjacent sequences:  A292512 A292513 A292514 * A292516 A292517 A292518

KEYWORD

nonn,more

AUTHOR

Andrey Zabolotskiy, Sep 18 2017

EXTENSIONS

a(23)-a(24) added from Tuzun & Sikora (2020) by Andrey Zabolotskiy, Apr 27 2020

STATUS

approved

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