Yao-Ban Chan ; Anthony J. Guttmann - Some results for directed lattice walkers in a strip

dmtcs:3341 - Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science, January 1, 2003, DMTCS Proceedings vol. AC, Discrete Random Walks (DRW'03) - https://doi.org/10.46298/dmtcs.3341
Some results for directed lattice walkers in a stripArticle

Authors: Yao-Ban Chan 1; Anthony J. Guttmann 1

  • 1 Department of Mathematics and Statistics [Melbourne]

Using a transfer matrix method, we present some results for directed lattice walkers in a horizontal strip of finite width. Some cases with two walkers in a small width are solved exactly, as are a couple of cases with vicious walkers in a small width; a conjecture is made for a case with three walkers. We also derive the general transfer matrix for two walkers. Lastly, we examine the dependence of the growth constant on the width and friendliness.


Volume: DMTCS Proceedings vol. AC, Discrete Random Walks (DRW'03)
Section: Proceedings
Published on: January 1, 2003
Imported on: May 10, 2017
Keywords: vicious walkers,friendly walkers,transfer matrix,walkers in a strip,[INFO.INFO-DS] Computer Science [cs]/Data Structures and Algorithms [cs.DS],[INFO.INFO-DM] Computer Science [cs]/Discrete Mathematics [cs.DM],[MATH.MATH-CO] Mathematics [math]/Combinatorics [math.CO],[INFO.INFO-CG] Computer Science [cs]/Computational Geometry [cs.CG]

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