On Wilf Equivalence for Alternating Permutations

Sherry H.F. Yan


In this paper, we obtain several new classes of Wilf-equivalent patterns for alternating permutations. In particular, we prove that for any nonempty pattern $\tau$, the patterns $12\ldots k\oplus\tau$ and $k\ldots 21\oplus\tau$ are Wilf-equivalent forĀ  alternating permutations, paralleling a result of Backelin, West, and Xin for Wilf equivalence for permutations.


alternating permutation; pattern avoiding; Wilf-equivalent; alternating Young diagram

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