Intervals of permutation class growth rates

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We prove that the set of growth rates of permutation classes includes an infinite sequence of intervals whose infimum is θB ≈ 2.35526, and that it also contains every value at least λB ≈ 2.35698. These results improve on a theorem of Vatter, who determined that there are permutation classes of every growth rate at least λA ≈ 2.48187. Thus, we also refute his conjecture that the set of growth rates below λA is nowhere dense. Our proof is based upon an analysis of expansions of real numbers in non-integer bases, the study of which was initiated by Rényi in the 1950s. In particular, we prove two generalisations of a result of Pedicini concerning expansions in which the digits are drawn from sets of allowed values.
LanguageEnglish
Pages279-303
Number of pages25
JournalCombinatorica
Volume38
Issue number2
Early online date1 Mar 2017
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 Apr 2018

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  • permutation classes
  • growth rates
  • expansions in noninteger bases

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Bevan, David. / Intervals of permutation class growth rates. In: Combinatorica. 2018 ; Vol. 38, No. 2. pp. 279-303
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Intervals of permutation class growth rates. / Bevan, David.

In: Combinatorica, Vol. 38, No. 2, 30.04.2018, p. 279-303.

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