periodic (-1,0,1) matrices

wouter meeussen wouter.meeussen at
Tue Nov 15 22:52:20 CET 2005

of the pseudo-anti-symmetric type (sum of anti-symmetric and diagonal).
A072148. (cfr Aug 2003).
Just submitted result for n=6. The periods still are divisors of 12. Weird.

Realised that block matrices along the diagonal are cheap and predictable. So I did a count
without'm, and eleminated sign change, transposes and mirroring over the anti-diagonal too.
Got 1, 3, 12, 107, 951, 10923... (under submission).

Funny property: only the even n give some matrices with all-zero diagonals, the odd n don't.

But why period k | 12 ?


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