Term of Award

Spring 2017

Degree Name

Master of Science in Mathematics (M.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

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Creative Commons License
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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Committee Chair

Hua Wang

Committee Member 1

Daniel Gray

Committee Member 2

Andrew Sills

Committee Member 3

David Stone

Committee Member 3 Email



Integer compositions and related enumeration problems have been extensively studied. The cyclic analogues of such questions, however, have significantly fewer results. In this thesis, we follow the cyclic construction of Flajolet and Soria to obtain generating functions for cyclic compositions and n-color cyclic compositions with various restrictions. With these generating functions we present some statistics and asymptotic formulas for the number of compositions and parts in such compositions. Combinatorial explanations are also provided for many of the enumerative observations presented.

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