Picture of athlete cycling

Open Access research with a real impact on health...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by Strathclyde researchers, including by researchers from the Physical Activity for Health Group based within the School of Psychological Sciences & Health. Research here seeks to better understand how and why physical activity improves health, gain a better understanding of the amount, intensity, and type of physical activity needed for health benefits, and evaluate the effect of interventions to promote physical activity.

Explore open research content by Physical Activity for Health...

Avoidance of boxed mesh patterns on permutations

Avgustinovich, Sergey and Kitaev, Sergey and Valyuzhenich, Alexander (2013) Avoidance of boxed mesh patterns on permutations. Discrete Applied Mathematics, 161 (1-2). pp. 43-51. ISSN 0166-218X

Full text not available in this repository. Request a copy from the Strathclyde author

Abstract

We introduce the notion of a boxed mesh pattern and study avoidance of these patterns on permutations. We prove that the celebrated former Stanley–Wilf conjecture is not true for all but eleven boxed mesh patterns; for seven out of the eleven patterns the former conjecture is true, while we do not know the answer for the remaining four (length-four) patterns. Moreover, we prove that an analogue of a well-known theorem of Erdős and Szekeres does not hold for boxed mesh patterns of lengths larger than 2. Finally, we discuss enumeration of permutations avoiding simultaneously two or more length-three boxed mesh patterns, where we meet generalized Catalan numbers.