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Some Statistics on Restricted 132 Involutions
Olivier Guibert and Toufik Mansour
LaBRI, Université Bordeaux 1, 351 cours de la Libération, 33405 Talence Cedex, France
{guibert, toufik}@labri.fr
Annals of Combinatorics 6 (3) p.337-348 September, 2002
AMS Subject Classification: 05A05, 05A15, 30B70, 42C05
In [14] Guibert and Mansour studied involutions on n letters avoiding (or containing exactly once) 132 and avoiding (or containing exactly once) an arbitrary pattern on k letters. They also established a bijection between 132-avoiding involutions and Dyck word prefixes of same length. Extending this bijection to bilateral words it allows to determine more parameters; in particular, we consider the number of inversions and rises of the involutions on the words. This is the starting point for considering two different directions: even/odd involutions and statistics of some generalized patterns. Thus we first study generating functions for the number of even or odd involutions on n letters avoiding (or containing exactly once) 132 and avoiding (or containing exactly once) an arbitrary pattern on k letters. In several interesting cases the generating function depends only on k and is expressed via Chebyshev polynomials of the second kind. Next, we consider other statistics on 132-avoiding involutions by counting occurrences of some generalized patterns, related to the enumeration according to the number of rises.
Keywords: involutions, patterns, Dyck words, bilateral words, Chebyshev polynomials


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