[seqfan] Re: Two Sequences Related To Permutations of (1,2,...,n)
Edwin Clark
eclark at math.usf.edu
Sun Jan 18 01:39:17 CET 2009
On Sat, 17 Jan 2009, Leroy Quet wrote:
> (1)
>
> Let a(n) = the number of permutations (p(1),p(2),p(3)...,p(n)) of (1,2,3,...,n) where, if each (m,p(m)) is plotted on a graph, then the entire set P of the n of these plotted points would be on the perimeter of the convex hull of P.
>
> For instance, for n = 5:
>
> (p(1),p(2),p(3),p(4),p(5)) = (1,3,5,2,4) would be included in the count, but
> (1,4,3,2,5) would not because point (3,3) is not on the perimeter of the convex hull of P.
>
Isn't this the same as
http://www.research.att.com/~njas/sequences/A000079
...number of weakly unimodal permutations of 1..n, that is, permutations
with exactly one local maximum.
If so the formula is 2^(n-1).
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