[seqfan] Re: Two-fold symmetry sequence
franktaw at netscape.net
franktaw at netscape.net
Mon Dec 29 22:12:52 CET 2008
First of all, these are called "polyominoes". "Shape" is a far
more general term; it would include, for example, squares
joined only at a corner.
From your web site, it appears that you are looking only for
2-fold rotational symmetry. 2-fold symmetry includes also
reflective symmetries, such as are possessed by
OO
O
and
OOO
O
amongst others.
The number of polyominoes with reflective symmetry is A030227.
I don't think your sequence is in the database, although I'm not
entirely certain.
Franklin T. Adams-Watters
-----Original Message-----
From: Frederick Schneider <frederick.william.schneider at gmail.com>
Sorry, that should be:
1,1,1,3,3,7
On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 2:28 PM, Frederick Schneider <
frederick.william.schneider at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I tried to find but didn't see the number of distinct 2-fold symmetric
> shapes that can be made from n squares.
>
> Starting from n=1 : 1,1,1,3,3,6
>
> Here's an image explaining what I mean:
>
> http://www.bosola.org/grandpa/imgs/2-foldSymmetry.jpg
>
> Has anyone seen a similar sequence? If not, I'll try to extend this
at
> least a few terms out.
>
> Thanks,
> Fred
>
>
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