Tag: Open Problem

My Favorite Sequences: A263135
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This is the fourth in my installment of My Favorite Sequences. This post discusses sequence A263135 which counts pennytopenny connections among \(n\) pennies on the vertices of a hexagonal grid. I published this sequence in October 2015 when I was thinking about hexagonalgrid analogs to the “Not Equal” grid. The squaregrid analog of this sequence…

My Favorite Sequences: “Not Equal” Grid
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This is the third installment in a recurring series, My Favorite Sequences. This post discusses OEIS sequence A278299, a sequence that took over two years to compute enough terms to add to the OEIS with confidence that it was distinct. This sequence is discussed in Problem #23 of my Open Problems Collection, which asks for…

My Favorite Sequences: A261865
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This is the first installment in a new series, “My Favorite Sequences”. In this series, I will write about sequences from the OnLine Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences that I’ve authored or spent a lot of time thinking about. I’ve been contributing to the OnLine Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences since I was an undergraduate. In December…

Richard Guy’s Partition Sequence
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Neil Sloane is the founder of the OnLine Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS). Every year or so, he gives a talk at Rutgers in which he discusses some of his favorite recent sequences. In 2017, he spent some time talking about a 1971 letter that he got from Richard Guy, and some questions that went…

Polytopes with Lattice Coordinates
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Problems 21, 66, and 116 in my Open Problem Collection concern polytopes with lattice coordinates—that is, polygons, polyhedra, or higherdimensional analogs with vertices the square or triangular grids. (In higher dimensions, I’m most interested in the \(n\)dimensional integer lattice and the \(n\)simplex honeycomb). This was largely inspired by one of my favorite mathematical facts: given…

Stacking LEGO Bricks
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Back in May, I participated in The Big LockDown MathOff from The Aperiodical. In the MathOff, I went headtohead against Colin Beveridge (who has, handsdown, my favorite Twitter handle: @icecolbeveridge). Colin wrote about using generating functions to do combinatorics about Peter Rowlett’s toy Robot Caterpillar. Coincidentally and delightfully, I wrote about using generating functions to…