Bell number

Hans Havermann hahaj at
Sat Apr 26 05:06:20 CEST 2003

> You can see all figures and kanjis and names of 52 cases which is 5-th
> term of Bell number.

How come the figures for 1 and 54 are excluded? See:

> Yes, this is because the old Japanese in the 1700's used incense 
> diagrams
> based on arrangements of different or same sticks of incense to label
> the 52 inner chapters of the Genji Monogatari (Tale of Genji) that was
> originally written by Lady Shikibo Murasaki around 1002 A.D.

Same here. "Inner" to exclude two of the chapters. Why?

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