powers of Antisymmetric Signed binary Matrices
Marc LeBrun
mlb at fxpt.com
Mon Aug 25 23:14:24 CEST 2003
> Edwin Clark
> ...with entries 0,1,or -1 ...
> BTW I'm not sure that "signed binary" is a well-known concept. I did,
> however, find reference to "signed bit" representation of integers.
Knuth calls the number system with "trits" -1, 0, +1 "balanced ternary".
But in this context "binary" or "ternary" seems misleading, since here
these values are actual magnitudes, not the components of a representation.
Why not just say something like
"Number of nXn matrices whose k-th powers for 0<=k<=n^2 have all
elements in {0,1}"
or "...{-1,0,+1}" as the case may be?
Writing these sets out explicitly is actually more concise than the "-ary"
jargon anyway!
Perhaps I missed this: what's the significance of the n^2?
Thanks!
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