request for help with obscrure sequence
A.N.W.Hone at kent.ac.uk
A.N.W.Hone at kent.ac.uk
Mon Jul 14 11:24:13 CEST 2008
Hi seqfans,
That looks like the right definition of the sequence, which perhaps the author (Roger Bagula)
can confirm.
I'd be very surprised if there is not a simple exact formuala for the degrees - let me have a look
at it.
I'll try to restore the broken link to my preprint this week, but I see that there is a cached copy.
Maybe I'll just put it on the arXiv, if it's not there already.
Andy
----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Mathar <mathar at strw.leidenuniv.nl>
Date: Friday, July 11, 2008 8:09 pm
Subject: Re: request for help with obscrure sequence
To: seqfan at ext.jussieu.fr
>
> njas> From seqfan-owner at ext.jussieu.fr Fri Jul 11 14:48:15 2008
> njas> Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 08:46:52 -0400
> njas> From: "N. J. A. Sloane" <njas at research.att.com>
> njas> To: seqfan at ext.jussieu.fr
> njas> Subject: request for help with obscrure sequence
> njas> Cc: jerry_metzger at und.nodak.edu, njas at research.att.com
> njas>
> njas> Dear Seqfans, can someone figure out what the
> definition means?
> njas> The link is broken, and A N W Hone has not responded to
> njas> my asking for a new URL for the article.
> njas> Neil
> njas> ...
> njas> %S A122046
> 0,0,1,3,6,10,16,24,34,46,61,79,100,124,152,184,220,260,305,355,410njas> %N A122046 a(n)=(x^(n - 1)a(n - 1)a(n - 4) + a(n - 2)*a(n - 3))/a(n - 5).
> njas> %F A122046 Comment from Jerry Metzger
> (jerry_metzger(AT)und.nodak.edu), Jul 09 2008: It appears that
> every 4th term is given by Sum_{m=1...n-1} (floor{m(n-2)/n})^2
> and the intermediate terms by adding an easy "adjustment" term
> to that sum.
> njas> ...
>
> The definition is
> Degree of the polynomial P(n,x)= [x^(n-1)*P(n-1,x)*P(n-4,x)+P(n-
> 2,x)*P(n-3,x)]/P(n-5,x) with P(1,x)=P(0,x)=P(-1,x)=P(-2,x)=P(-3,x)=1.
>
> The sequence continues
> 0, 0, 1, 3, 6, 10, 16, 24, 34, 46, 61, 79, 100, 124, 152, 184,
> 220, 260, 305,
> 355, 410, 470, 536, 608, 686, 770, 861, 959, 1064, 1176, 1296,
> 1424, 1560, 1704,
> 1857, 2019, 2190, 2370, 2560
>
> found with a Maple program
>
> P := proc(n) option remember ;
> if n <= 1 then
> RETURN(1) ;
> else
> (P(n-1)*P(n-4)*q^(n-1)+P(n-2)*P(n-3))/P(n-5) ;
> expand(%) ;
> factor(%) ;
> fi ;
> end:
> for n from 0 to 80 do
> bag := P(n) ;
> printf("%d
> %d\n",n,degree(bag,q)) ;
> od:
>
> It does not satisfy a linear recurrence with 6 or less
> coefficients (as
> one may have hoped spying at A014125).
>
> Jerry's formula sum_{m=1..n-1} floor[m(n-2)/2]^2 produces the sequence
>
> 0, 0
> 1, 0
> 2, 0
> 3, 1
> 4, 14
> 5, 62
> 6, 220
> 7, 547
> 8, 1260
> 9, 2444
>
> generated with
>
> for n from 0 to 15 do
> add( floor(m*(n-
> 2)/2)^2,m=1..n-1) ;
> print(n,%) ;
> od:
>
> which are hardly related to A122046, because only "1" and "220"
> match terms in the sequence (?).
>
> Richard Mathar http://www.strw.leidenuniv.nl/~mathar
>
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