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New equivalences for pattern avoidance for involutions

Dukes, W.M.B. and Jelínek, Vit and Mansour, Toufik and Reifegerste, Astrid (2009) New equivalences for pattern avoidance for involutions. Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, 137 (2). pp. 457-465. ISSN 0002-9939

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Abstract

We complete the Wilf classification of signed patterns of length 5 for both signed permutations and signed involutions. New general equivalences of patterns are given which prove Jaggard's conjectures concerning involutions in the symmetric group avoiding certain patterns of length 5 and 6. In this way, we also complete the Wilf classification of S5, S6 and S7 for involutions.