Discrete CATS Seminar
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845 PATTERSON OFFICE TOWER
"Rook equivalence of Ferrers boards"
University of Kentucky
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
NOTE CHANGE IN DAY, TIME AND PLACE!
The placement of non-taking rooks on a Ferrer's Board -- a type
of subset of an NxN chess board -- is a way of visualizing constrained
enumeration problems. The 1975 paper "Rook Equivalence of Ferrers Boards"
introduced factorial polynomials to the study of the characteristics of
Ferrers Boards and identified links between Ferrers board and multisets,
partitions of sets with restrictions, and binomial enumeration. We will
discuss the key results of this paper.