[seqfan] Re: Two triangles of numbers needing formulas, A331430 and A331431.

Neil Sloane njasloane at gmail.com
Sat Jan 18 01:50:03 CET 2020

Bob Selcoe suggested that in A331430 the entry -240 should really be -210,
and looking at the copy with a magnifying glass i see he is right

and that makes column 2 equal to A107394,
and generalizing, it becomes clear that column k is simply C(n,k)*C(n+k,k)

So that solves Ser's Table I

Thank you, Bob!

I will make the necessary changes to the entries

Best regards

Neil J. A. Sloane, President, OEIS Foundation.
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On Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 6:30 PM Neil Sloane <njasloane at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear SeqFans,
> I was told that one of the online bulletin boards mentioned a sequence in
> the OEIS that was taken from the book   J. Ser, Les Calculs Formels des
> Séries de Factorielles. Gauthier-Villars, Paris, 1933.
> There are three triangles of integers on pages 92 and 93 of Ser, Tables I,
> III, and IV. Yesterday I managed to reverse engineer Table IV, and this is
> now A331432.  In that entry you can see scans of many pages that I made in
> the Brown University library in about 1970.
> The trouble is, the scans were based on a "photocopy" I made in 1970  on
> an ancient copying machine, and both the photocopy and the scans of the
> photocopy are essentially illegible.
> I have struggled with trying to explain Tables I and III, but I have not
> been able to crack them.  So I created entries for them, A331430 and
> A331431, hoping that someone will be able to explain them.
> The sections of Ser's book where they are defined are included in the
> scans, so someone who knows French, has a strong magnifying glass,  and is
> good at guessing may be able to read them
> Summary: Ser's table IV has been solved and is A331432. But what are
> Tables I and III,  A331430 and A331431?

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