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Signed Chip Firing Games and symmetric Sandpile Models on the cycles

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  31 October 2012

Robert Cori
Labri, University Bordeaux 1, 33405 Talence Cedex, France..
Thi Ha Duong Phan
Institute of Mathematics, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay district, Hanoi, Vietnam. ;;
Thi Thu Huong Tran
Institute of Mathematics, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay district, Hanoi, Vietnam. ;;
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We investigate the Sandpile Model and Chip Firing Game and an extension of these models on cycle graphs. The extended model consists of allowing a negative number of chips at each vertex. We give the characterization of reachable configurations and of fixed points of each model. At the end, we give explicit formula for the number of their fixed points.

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