Brändén, Petter and Claesson, Anders
(2011)
*Mesh patterns and the expansion of permutation statistics as sums of permutation patterns.*
The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 18 (2).

## Abstract

Any permutation statistic ƒ : S → C may be represented uniquely as a, possibly infinite, linear combination of (classical) permutation patterns: ƒ= ∑rλƒ (τ ) τ. To provide explicit expansions for certain statistics, we introduce a new type of permutation patterns that we call mesh patterns. Intuitively, an occurrence of the mesh pattern p = (π,R) is an occurrence of the permutation pattern with additional restrictions specified by R on the relative position of the entries of the occurrence. We show that, for any mesh pattern p = (π,R), we have λp(τ ) = (−1)|τ|−|π|p⋆( ) where p⋆ = (π,Rc) is the mesh pattern with the same underlying permutation as p but with complementary restrictions. We use this result to expand some well known permutation statistics, such as the number of left-to-right maxima, descents, excedances, fixed points, strong fixed points, and the major index. We also show that alternating permutations, André permutations of the first kind and simsun permutations occur naturally as permutations avoiding certain mesh patterns. Finally, we provide new natural Mahonian statistics.

Item type: | Article |
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ID code: | 34553 |

Keywords: | permutation statistics, mesh patterns, André permutations, simsun permutations, Mahonian statistics, Probabilities. Mathematical statistics, Computational Theory and Mathematics, Geometry and Topology, Theoretical Computer Science |

Subjects: | Science > Mathematics > Probabilities. Mathematical statistics |

Department: | Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences |

Depositing user: | Pure Administrator |

Date Deposited: | 13 Oct 2011 18:59 |

Last modified: | 05 Sep 2014 11:06 |

URI: | http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/34553 |

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