[seqfan] Re: A sequence from Johannes Kepler's "Harmonices Mundi"

Neil Sloane njasloane at gmail.com
Sun Feb 12 17:42:52 CET 2017


> Maybe we need an index entry for these fraction trees?

Antti, that would be a great idea. Can you get it started?
It would go under,

fractions, trees of,

in this part of the Index:

 https://oeis.org/wiki/Index_to_OEIS:_Section_Fo

but there should be cross-references to it from other parts of the Index
where the individual trees (Stern-Brocot, etc) are mentioned.

Best regards
Neil

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On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 8:36 AM, Antti Karttunen <antti.karttunen at gmail.com>
wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 11:32 AM, <seqfan-request at list.seqfan.eu> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > Message: 15
> > Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2017 12:34:58 +0100
> > From: Peter Luschny <peter.luschny at gmail.com>
> > To: "seqfan at list.seqfan.eu" <seqfan at list.seqfan.eu>
> > Subject: [seqfan] A sequence from Johannes Kepler's "Harmonices Mundi"
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> > We all know Stern-Brocot, Dijkstra, and the Calkin and Wilf tree.
> > David Eppstein posted today on G+ this picture [0].
> >
> > And Eppstein added to Wikipedia: "Even earlier, a similar tree appears in
> > Johannes Kepler's "Harmonices Mundi" (1619, volume=III, page=27)." [1]
> >
> > Hope you like it as much as I do.
> >
> > Peter
> >
> > [0] http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/0xDE/CalkinWilfKepler.png
> > [1] https://archive.org/stream/ioanniskepplerih00kepl#page/27/mode/1up
> > [2] https://oeis.org/A002487
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> >
> Please see also
> http://oeis.org/search?q=kepler+tree&language=english&go=Search
> Especially http://oeis.org/A086592 (and the links & references there).
>
> The name adopted in OEIS for the Kepler's variant seems to be settled as
> "Kepler's tree of harmonic fractions".
>
> Mapping the unique fractions between such systems induces several
> permutations of natural numbers, e.g.:
> http://oeis.org/search?q=id%3AA258746%7Cid%3AA258996&sort=
> &language=&go=Search
> but probably not all combinations are yet in OEIS, or then appear under
> another guise.
>
> Maybe we need an index entry for these fraction trees?
>
>
>
> Best regards,
>
> Antti
>
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