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On the Toppling of a Sand Pile

Abstract : In this paper, we provide the first study of the sand pile model SPM(0) where we assume that all the grains are numbered with a distinct integer.We obtain a lower bound on the number of terminal sand piles by establishing a bijection between a subset of these sand piles and the set of shifted Young tableaux. We then prove that this number is at least factorial.
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Jean-Christophe Novelli, Dominique Rossin. On the Toppling of a Sand Pile. Discrete Models: Combinatorics, Computation, and Geometry, DM-CCG 2001, 2001, Paris, France. pp.275-286. ⟨hal-01182963⟩



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