

A273096


Number of rotationally inequivalent minimal relations of roots of unity of weight n.


1



1, 0, 1, 1, 0, 1, 1, 3, 3, 4, 6, 18, 69
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OFFSET

0,8


COMMENTS

In this context, a relation of weight n is a multiset of n roots of unity which sum to zero, and it is minimal if no proper nonempty submultiset sums to zero. Relations are rotationally equivalent if they are obtained by multiplying each element by a common root of unity.
Mann classified the minimal relations up to weight 7, Conway and Jones up to weight 9, and Poonen and Rubinstein up to weight 12.


LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=0..12.
J. H. Conway and A. J. Jones, Trigonometric diophantine equations (On vanishing sums of roots of unity), Acta Arithmetica 30(3), 229240 (1976).
Henry B. Mann, On linear relations between roots of unity, Mathematika 12(2), 107117 (1965).
Bjorn Poonen and Michael Rubinstein, The Number of Intersection Points Made by the Diagonals of a Regular Polygon, SIAM J. Discrete Math. 11(1), 135156 (1998). Also at arXiv:math/9508209 [math.MG] with some typos corrected.


EXAMPLE

Writing e(x) = exp(2*Pi*i*x), then e(1/6)+e(1/5)+e(2/5)+e(3/5)+e(4/5)+e(5/6) = 0 and this is the unique (up to rotation) minimal relation of weight 6.


CROSSREFS

Cf. A103314, A110981, A164896.
Sequence in context: A338431 A058660 A059871 * A076619 A318140 A266025
Adjacent sequences: A273093 A273094 A273095 * A273097 A273098 A273099


KEYWORD

nonn,more


AUTHOR

Christopher E. Thompson, May 15 2016


STATUS

approved



