Interior vertices and edges in bargraphs

Toufik Mansour, Armend Sh. Shabani

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In this paper, we consider two statistics on bargraphs, which are defined to be lattice paths in the first quadrant, starting at the origin and ending upon first return to the x-axis. Each bargraph is represented as a sequence of columns π1π2 . . . πm such that column k contains πk cells. First we enumerate interior vertices, where naturally, interior vertex is a vertex that belongs to exactly four cells of bargraphs. Then we enumerate d-edges - edges that contain d
interior vertices. More precisely, we find the generating function for the number of bargraphs with n cells and m columns according: to interior vertices and according to horizontal (vertical) d-edges. In addition we consider several special cases in detail, where we obtain asymptotic results for total number of statistics under consideration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-189
Number of pages9
JournalNotes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2019


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