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Foldings and Meanders

Article by Legendre, St├ęphane
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We review the stamp folding problem, the number of ways to fold a strip of $n$ stamps, and the related problem of enumerating meander configurations. The study of equivalence classes of foldings and meanders under symmetries allows to characterize and enumerate folding and meander shapes. Symmetric foldings and meanders are described, and relations between folding and meandric sequences are given. Extended tables for these sequences are provided.

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@article{Legendre2013,
	abstract = {We review the stamp folding problem, the number of ways to fold a strip of {\$}n{\$} stamps, and the related problem of enumerating meander configurations. The study of equivalence classes of foldings and meanders under symmetries allows to characterize and enumerate folding and meander shapes. Symmetric foldings and meanders are described, and relations between folding and meandric sequences are given. Extended tables for these sequences are provided.},
	author = {Legendre, St{\'{e}}phane},
	month = {feb},
	pages = 18,
	title = {Foldings and Meanders},
	url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1302.2025 http://arxiv.org/pdf/1302.2025v1},
	year = 2013,
	archivePrefix = {arXiv},
	eprint = {1302.2025},
	primaryClass = {math.CO},
	urldate = {2014-08-19},
	collections = {Easily explained}
}