[r-t] Bobs only Stedman Triples

Andrew Johnson andrew_johnson at uk.ibm.com
Fri Oct 13 13:43:16 UTC 2017

> From: Mark Davies <mark at snowtiger.net>
> Aha, thanks for the clarification Andrew.
> So for the Stedman 5-, 6-, 10- and 20-part cases, although the extent 
> can be decomposed into these parts, they cannot be linked; that 
> presumably means that a 3-part is the highest-order exact multi-part 
> possible for a bobs-only peal? Or is there a chance the 4-part search 
> will yield results - from the paper it doesn't look like you exhausted 
> this? (I'm not entirely clear how a 4-part peal could be linked, 
> Cheers
> M
An example of group [6.26] has elements 
1234567 2341657 3412567 4123657

so can form 4 1-part blocks, 2 2-part blocks or 1 4-part block.

Andrew Johnson

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