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 A345754 Number of 2 X 2 matrices over Z_n such that their permanent equals their determinant. 0
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 OFFSET 1,2 LINKS FORMULA a(n) =  A344372(n) * n^2 (conjectured). From Sebastian Karlsson, Aug 31 2021: (Start) The formula is correct. Proof: Let A = ([a, b], [c, d]) be an arbitrary 2 X 2 matrix over Z_n. So det(A) = a*d - b*c and perm(A) = a*d + b*c. Then, det(A) = perm(A) iff -b*c = b*c, i.e., 2*b*c = 0. Suppose first that n is odd. Then 2*b*c = 0 iff b*c = 0. The number of solutions to this equation over Z_n is A018804(n). Furthermore, the value of a and b in A can be anything, so there are n possible choices for a and n possible choices for b. Thus, there are n*n*A018804(n) = n^2 * A344372(n) matrices A over Z_n such that det(A) = perm(A). Suppose now that n is even. Then 2*b*c = 0 in Z_n iff b'*c' = 0 in Z_{n/2}, where b' and c' are b and c reduced modulo n/2. The latter equation has A018804(n/2) distinct solutions in Z_{n/2}. As the preimage of both b' and c' contains precisely 2 elements each, the number of solutions to 2*b*c = 0 in Z_n is 2*2*A018804(n/2). Hence, a(n) = n*n*4*A018804(n/2) = n^2 * A344372(n). Q.E.D. The formula implies that the sequence is multiplicative with a(2^e) = (e+1)*8^e, a(p^e) = p^(3*e-1)*((p-1)*e+p) for odd primes p. (End) MATHEMATICA a[n_] := a[n] =  Sum[If[Mod[Permanent[{{a, b}, {c, d}}] - Det[{{a, b}, {c, d}}], n] == 0, 1, 0], {a, 0, n - 1}, {b, 0, n - 1}, {c, 0, n - 1}, {d, 0, n - 1}] ; Array[a, 22] CROSSREFS Cf. A020478, A344372. Cf. A018804. Sequence in context: A051868 A209993 A322343 * A318093 A223029 A244343 Adjacent sequences:  A345751 A345752 A345753 * A345755 A345756 A345757 KEYWORD nonn,mult AUTHOR José María Grau Ribas, Jul 19 2021 STATUS approved

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