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Counting endomorphisms of crown-like orders
The authors introduce the notion of crown-like orders and introduce powerful tools for counting the endomorphisms of orders of this type.
Least Periods of Factors of Infinite Words
(EDP Sciences, 2009)
We show that any positive integer is the least period of a factor of the Thue-Morse word. We also characterize the set of least periods of factors of a Sturmian word. In particular, the corresponding set for the Fibonacci ...
(The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 2002-07-03)
In 1906 Axel Thue showed how to construct an infinite non-repetitive (or square-free) word on an alphabet of size 3. Since then this result has been rediscovered many times and extended in many ways. We present a two-dimensional ...
For each a > 2 there is an Infinite Binary Word with Critical Exponent a
(The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 2008-08-31)
The critical exponent of an infinite word w is the supremum of all rational numbers α such that w contains an α-power. We resolve an open question of Krieger and Shallit by showing that for each α>2 there is an infinite ...
There are Ternary Circular Square-Free Words of Length n for n ≥ 18
(The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 2002-10-11)
There are circular square-free words of length n on three symbols for n≥18. This proves a conjecture of R. J. Simpson.
Attainable lengths for circular binary words avoiding k-powers
(The Belgian Mathematical Society, 2005)
We show that binary circular words of length n avoiding 7/3+ powers exist for every sufficiently large n. This is not the case for binary circular words avoiding k+ powers with k < 7/3
There Exist Binary Circular 5/2+ Power Free Words of Every Length
(The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 2004-01-23)
We show that there exist binary circular 5/2+ power free words of every length.
Binary Words Containing Infinitely Many Overlaps
(The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 2006-09-22)
We characterize the squares occurring in infinite overlap-free binary words and construct various α power-free binary words containing infinitely many overlaps.