Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation

Combinatoire bijective et énumérative des cartes pointées sur une surface

Abstract : A map is a connected graph embedded in a surface. Maps are topological objects which can be counted up to homeomorphism by their number of vertices, edges and faces. Maps admit inner symmetries which make them hard to enumerate. The scope of this work is limited to rooted maps, since rooting eliminates all symmetries. The exact number of rooted maps on a given surface is only known for surfaces with small genus, like the sphere (genus 0) or the projective plane (genus 1), since the enumeration methods complexity strongly increases with the surface genus. An important part of this work was to convert such a computational method into a common pattern symbolic proof for all the generating series of rooted maps with positive genus. For each orientable surface, we reduce the problem of finding the generating series to the determination of a polynomial whose degree is bounded by a simple function of the surface genus. A similar result is obtained for nonorientable surfaces. These results lead to practical methods for exact enumeration. They have been implemented in a software tool. New explicit formulas are given for enumerations up to genus 3. Independently, we describe a new bijection a family of planar hypermaps and partitions of polygons, both counted by Schröder numbers.
Document type :
Complete list of metadatas

Cited literature [90 references]  Display  Hide  Download
Contributor : Alain Giorgetti <>
Submitted on : Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 2:58:14 PM
Last modification on : Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 9:42:06 AM
Long-term archiving on: : Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 2:35:10 AM


  • HAL Id : tel-00724977, version 1


Alain Giorgetti. Combinatoire bijective et énumérative des cartes pointées sur une surface. Mathématique discrète [cs.DM]. Université de Marne la Vallée, 1998. Français. ⟨tel-00724977⟩



Record views


Files downloads