Term of Award

Summer 2021

Degree Name

Master of Science in Mathematics (M.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Copyright Statement / License for Reuse

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Department

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Committee Chair

Hua Wang

Committee Member 1

Goran Lesaja

Committee Member 2

Daniel Gray

Non-Voting Committee Member

Brian Hopkins

Abstract

Integer compositions, cyclic compositions, and lately k-compositions, are an important topic in combinatorics and number theory. In this paper, we will explain, the general approach of using generating functions to study number sequences involving compositions, cyclic compositions, k-compositions, and the number of parts in each of them. After generating the data, some properties are observed and proved. Also, some interesting bijections involving Pell numbers and the Jacobsthal sequence are given.

Research Data and Supplementary Material

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