Avoiding maximal parabolic subgroups of Sk

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We find an explicit expression for the generating function of the number of permutations in Sn avoiding a subgroup of Sk generated by all but one simple transpositions. The generating function turns out to be rational, and its denominator is a rook polynomial for a rectangular board.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-77
Number of pages11
JournalDiscrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000


  • Forbidden patterns
  • Laguerre polynomials
  • Parabolic subgroups
  • Permutations
  • Rook polynomials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science
  • Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics


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