Toufik Mansour ; Alek Vainshtein - Avoiding maximal parabolic subgroups of S_k

dmtcs:276 - Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science, January 1, 2000, Vol. 4 no. 1 -
Avoiding maximal parabolic subgroups of S_kArticle

Authors: Toufik Mansour ORCID1,2; Alek Vainshtein 1,2

  • 1 Department of Computer Science [Haifa]
  • 2 Department of Mathematics [Haïfa]

We find an explicit expression for the generating function of the number of permutations in S_n avoiding a subgroup of S_k generated by all but one simple transpositions. The generating function turns out to be rational, and its denominator is a rook polynomial for a rectangular board.

Volume: Vol. 4 no. 1
Published on: January 1, 2000
Imported on: March 26, 2015
Keywords: permutations,forbidden patterns,parabolic subgroups,Laguerre polynomials,rook polynomials,[INFO.INFO-DM] Computer Science [cs]/Discrete Mathematics [cs.DM]

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