Sponsored by the Rutgers University Department of Mathematics and the
Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS)
Title: Symmetrically Inequivalent Partitions of a Square Array
Speaker: Jocelyn Quaintance, Rutgers University and West Virginia University
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010 5:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
The purpose of this talk is to introduce the concept of proper arrays and methodologies on how to exactly enumerate these objects. There are two main methods of enumeration, a cellular automata and a generating function expression. This talk will focus on combinatorial methods used to derived the generating function formula. If time permits, I will describe the open question which has been puzzling me for the past four years. No background in enumerative combinatorics is assumed and this talk will be accessible to student. So come and play with the cubes!