

A324407


Number of unoriented polyomino rings of length 4n with fourfold rotational symmetry.


3



1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 6, 10, 21, 38, 80, 157, 336, 691, 1493, 3164, 6899, 14880, 32628, 71212, 156856, 345216, 762870, 1689978, 3743888, 8338405, 18507829, 41410352, 92053712, 206790477, 460256854, 1037575558, 2311730792, 5227759707, 11657738806, 26436550400
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OFFSET

1,4


COMMENTS

Redelmeier uses these rings to enumerate polyominoes of the regular tiling {4,4} with fourfold rotational symmetry (A144553) and an even number of cells. Each cell of a polyomino ring is adjacent to (shares an edge with) exactly two other cells. For unoriented rings, a chiral ring and its congruent reflection are counted as one.
For n odd, the center of the ring is a vertex of the tiling; for n even, the center is the center of a tile.


LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..35.
D. H. Redelmeier, Counting polyominoes: yet another attack, Discrete Math., 36 (1981), 191203.


FORMULA

a(n) = A324406(n)  A324408(n) = (A324406(n) + A324409(n)) / 2 = A324408(n) + A324409(n).


EXAMPLE

For a(1)=1, the four cells form a square. For a(2)=1, the eight cells form a 3 X 3 square with the center cell omitted. For a(3)=1, the twelve cells form a 4 X 4 square with the four inner cells omitted. For a(4)=2, the sixteen cells of one ring form a 5 X 5 square with the nine inner cells omitted; the other ring is similar, but with each corner cell omitted and replaced with the cell diagonally toward the center from that corner cell.


CROSSREFS

Cf. A324406 (oriented), A324408 (chiral), A324409 (achiral).
Cf. A144553.
Sequence in context: A215067 A008928 A124343 * A032291 A063687 A002988
Adjacent sequences: A324404 A324405 A324406 * A324408 A324409 A324410


KEYWORD

nonn,hard


AUTHOR

Robert A. Russell, Feb 26 2019


STATUS

approved



