[SeqFan] Sequence A002061 vs. A034111.

Wouter Meeussen eu000949 at pophost.eunet.be
Sun Oct 4 21:23:21 CEST 1998


from one non-mathematician to an other in the style of Magritte
(ceci n'est pas de la mathematique) (;-))

f[n_]:=Sqrt[n^2 - n + 1]

Limit[f[k]-k,k->Infinity] equals  -1/2

or an other way:
Series[f[n]-n ,{n,\[Infinity],4}]
-(1/2) - 15/(256*n^4) + 3/(128*n^3) + 3/(16*n^2) + 3/(8*n) +...

so, from the moment that f[n]-n+1/2 < 1/10 , the decimal expansion will
start with 5.
That happens at n>=  Solve[f[n]-n+1/2==1/10,n]
or n>= 21/5 or 4.2
So from the fifth term onwards.


At 15:37 4-10-98 +0100, Patrick De Geest wrote:
>Hi to all,
>Last month I submitted the following sequence to Sloane's table :
>%I A034111
>%S A034111
>%T A034111 553,601,651,703,757,813,871,931,993,1057,1123,1191,1261,1333,1407,
>%U A034111
>%N A034111 Decimal part of square root of a(n) starts with 5 : first term
of runs.
>%C A034111 Is basically sequence A002061 (n^2-n+1 = central polygonal
numbers) starting from the sixth term.
>%O A034111 0,1
>%K A034111 nonn,base
>%Y A034111 Cf. A034101.
>%A A034111 Patrick De Geest (Patrick.DeGeest at ping.be), September 1998.
>When I checked for possible presence I came across the next sequence :
>%I A002061 M2638 N1049
>%S A002061
>%T A002061 421,463,507,553,601,651,703,757,813,871,931,993,1057,1123,1191,1261
>%N A002061 Central polygonal numbers: n^2 - n + 1.
>%R A002061 HO50 22. HO70 87.
>%O A002061 0,3
>%A A002061 njas
>%K A002061 nonn,easy
>I never anticipated that such different approaches can yield the same terms.
>But then again, I am not a genuine mathematician. I would appreciate it
very much
>if someone could explain this phenomenon or give me more insight into this
>Thanks in advance.
>Patrick De Geest
>[mailto:Patrick.DeGeest at ping.be]
>URL : http://www.ping.be/~ping6758/index.shtml
Dr. Wouter L. J. MEEUSSEN
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