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Experimental Mathematics Seminar

Counting Maximal Seat Assignments that obey Social Distancing

George Spahn

Location: [password: The 20th Catalan number, alias (40)!/(20!*21!)
Date & time: Thursday, 01 February 2024 at 5:00PM - 6:00PM

If I'm proctoring an exam and write on the board that students may not sit adjacent to another student, what should I expect the density of students to be in the seats? We analyze this question by counting maximal arrangements and then show how to generalize the method to answer other related questions. (Joint work with Doron Zeilberger).

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