MA-351 Homework 1

Due at 4:59pm in my mailbox in SAS 3151, Thursday, September 12, 2019

All solutions must be submitted in hardcopy either to me in class or placed in my mailbox. Note my office hours on my schedule.

  1. Consider the sequence g0 = 1, g1 = 1, g2 = 21, g3 = 41, g4 = 461, g5 = 1281, g6 = 10501,... whose linear generator is gn+2 = gn+1 + 20gn, that is, 20(!) pairs of baby rabbit offspring.
    1. As we did for the Fibonacci numbers, please derive a closed form expression for gn.
    2. Consider the sequence hn = (–1)n gn: 1,–1,21,–41,461,–1281,10501,... Please give a second order homogeneous linear recurrence with constant coefficients for hn and prove that your recurrence is correct for all n.

  2. Consider the r-dimensional de Bruijn digraph with 2r vertices and 2r+1 arcs. Like in the hypercube, the vertices are strings of r bits. There is an arc from each vertex i1, i2,..., ir, where ij is either 0 or 1, to the vertex 0, i1, i2,..., ir-1 and an arc to the vertex 1, i1, i2,..., ir-1
    1. Draw a nice picture of the digraph for r = 3.
    2. Prove that for r = 4 the digraph has the same diameter as the 4 dimensional hypercube, that is, the maximum distance between two vertices is 4. Your argument must both show that between any two vertices there is a path of length no more than 4, and that there exist two vertices whose distance is at least 4.

  3. Consider the 5-dimensional hypercube as presented in class. In class the vertices were the integers from 1 to 32. The task is to relabel the vertices in the drawing as strings of 5 bits (5-bit binary numbers) in such a way that the Hamming distance between adjacent vertices is exactly one.

    5-D Hypercube