[seqfan] Re: Need help with Escott sequence from 1903
njasloane at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 05:24:38 CET 2022
David Applegate cracked the problem. A350978 is almost certainly an
erroneous version of A050795 (and the context matches).
Neil J. A. Sloane, Chairman, OEIS Foundation.
Also Visiting Scientist, Math. Dept., Rutgers University,
Email: njasloane at gmail.com
On Sun, Mar 6, 2022 at 10:08 PM Neil Sloane <njasloane at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Sequence Fans, I have been going through photocopies of articles from L'Intermédiaire
> des Mathématiciens that I made 50 years ago.
> There is one sequence that is a mystery, A350978, from
> E.-B. Escott, Query 2521 <https://oeis.org/A350978/a350978.pdf>,
> L'Intermédiaire des Mathématiciens, 10 (1903), 285.
> You can see a scan of this page in the entry A350978. The original note
> from Escott was written in English, but the journal translated it into
> French, and the translation is hard to understand (my guess is the English
> was also hard to understand).
> We have 33 terms, computed by a famous American number theorist, with a
> fuzzy definition. Could someone work backwards, and recover the correct
> Or, go to some library that carries this journal (I saw it at Brown
> University), and find all the references to Query 2521. Each Query would
> be mentioned several times in successive volumes.
> The I.D.M. was like slow-motion email.
> For other "new" sequences from this journal, work backwards from A350978
> (and forwards - I still have another 50 pages of xeroxes to work through)
> Best regards
> Neil J. A. Sloane, Chairman, OEIS Foundation.
> Also Visiting Scientist, Math. Dept., Rutgers University,
> Email: njasloane at gmail.com
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