Journal of Integer Sequences, Vol. 3 (2000), Article 00.1.4

On the kernel of tree incidence matrices

M. Bauer and O. Golinelli
Service de Physique Théorique, CEA Saclay
F-91191, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
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Abstract: We give a closed form, a generating function, and an asymptotic estimate for the sequence (zn)n >= 1 = 1, 0, 3, 8, 135, 1164, 21035, ...   that gives the total multiplicity of the eigenvalue 0 in the set of nn-2 tree incidence matrices of size n.

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(Concerned with sequence A053605.)

Received Nov. 10, 1999; published in Journal of Integer Sequences March 2, 2000.

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