UW-PIMS Mathematics Colloquium: Richard Stanley
- Date: 01/14/2011
- Time: 14:30
University of Washington
A survey of alternating permutations
An alternating permutation w=a1⋯an of 1,2,…,n is a permutation such that ai>ai+1 if and only if i is odd. If En (called an Euler number) denotes the number of alternating permutations of 1,2,…,n, then ∑n≥0Enxnn!=secx+tanx. We will discuss such topics as other occurrences of Euler numbers in mathematics, umbral enumeration of classes of alternating permutations, and longest alternating subsequences of permutations.
Location: Raitt Hall, Room 121
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