[seqfan] Re: question on a recursively defined sequence
T. D. Noe
noe at sspectra.com
Mon Feb 23 00:51:51 CET 2009
At 3:44 PM -0800 2/22/09, Jonathan Post wrote:
>It's on that page thus:
>
>Closed form of a recursive series
>
>Is there a closed form with a fixed number of terms for the sequence
>defined by t0 = 1 and tn = tn - 1 + 2tn - 1? In case anyone's
>wondering, it originates here. NeonMerlin 08:11, 22 February 2009
>(UTC)
>
> I doubt there's anything useful. There's nothing in the Sloane's
>entry. Algebraist 09:40, 22 February 2009 (UTC)
>
>On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 3:34 PM, Brendan McKay <bdm at cs.anu.edu.au> wrote:
>> At the Mathematics Reference Desk of Wikipedia
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Mathematics
>> someone is asking for a closed form for t[n] where
>> t[0] = 1, t[n] = t[n-1] + 2^(t[n-1]).
>> It looks unlikely to me. Does anyone disagree?
Sequence A034797: http://www.research.att.com/~njas/sequences/A034797
Tony
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