Irving, John and Rattan, Amarpreet - Parking functions, tree depth and factorizations of the full cycle into transpositions

dmtcs:6340 - Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science, April 22, 2020, DMTCS Proceedings, 28th International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC 2016)
Parking functions, tree depth and factorizations of the full cycle into transpositions

Authors: Irving, John and Rattan, Amarpreet

Consider the set Fn of factorizations of the full cycle (0 1 2 · · · n) ∈ S{0,1,...,n} into n transpositions. Write any such factorization (a1 b1) · · · (an bn) with all ai < bi to define its lower and upper sequences (a1, . . . , an) and (b1,...,bn), respectively. Remarkably, any factorization can be uniquely recovered from its lower (or upper) sequence. In fact, Biane (2002) showed that the simple map sending a factorization to its lower sequence is a bijection from Fn to the set Pn of parking functions of length n. Reversing this map to recover the factorization (and, hence, upper sequence) corresponding to a given lower sequence is nontrivial.


Volume: DMTCS Proceedings, 28th International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC 2016)
Published on: April 22, 2020
Submitted on: July 4, 2016
Keywords: [MATH.MATH-CO]Mathematics [math]/Combinatorics [math.CO]


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