Semigroup Forum

, Volume 88, Issue 1, pp 11–20 | Cite as

Linear, non-homogeneous, symmetric patterns and prime power generators in numerical semigroups associated to combinatorial configurations



We prove that the numerical semigroups associated to the combinatorial configurations satisfy a family of linear, non-homogeneous, symmetric patterns. We use these patterns to prove an upper bound of the conductor and we also give an upper bound of the multiplicity. Also, we compare bounds of the conductor of numerical semigroups associated to balanced configurations, and to configurations with coprime parameters. The proof of the latter involves a bound of the conductor of prime power generated numerical semigroups.


Numerical semigroup Combinatorial configuration Partial linear space Linear pattern Prime power generator 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information ScienceLinköping UniversityLinköpingSweden
  2. 2.Departament d’Enginyeria Informàtica i MatemàtiquesUniversitat Rovira i VirgiliTarragonaSpain

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