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 A005260 a(n) = Sum_{k = 0..n} binomial(n,k)^4. (Formerly M2110) 52
 1, 2, 18, 164, 1810, 21252, 263844, 3395016, 44916498, 607041380, 8345319268, 116335834056, 1640651321764, 23365271704712, 335556407724360, 4854133484555664, 70666388112940818, 1034529673001901732 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 0,2 COMMENTS This sequence is s_10 in Cooper's paper. - Jason Kimberley, Nov 25 2012 Diagonal of the rational function R(x,y,z,w) = 1/(1 - (w*x*y + w*x*z + w*y*z + x*y*z + w*x + y*z)). - Gheorghe Coserea, Jul 13 2016 This is one of the Apery-like sequences - see Cross-references. - Hugo Pfoertner, Aug 06 2017 Every prime eventually divides some term of this sequence. - Amita Malik, Aug 20 2017 REFERENCES H. W. Gould, Combinatorial Identities, Morgantown, 1972, (X.14), p. 79. N. J. A. Sloane and Simon Plouffe, The Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences, Academic Press, 1995 (includes this sequence). LINKS Seiichi Manyama, Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..834 (terms 0..250 from Jason Kimberley) B. Adamczewski, J. P. Bell, E. Delaygue, Algebraic independence of G-functions and congruences "a la Lucas", arXiv preprint arXiv:1603.04187 [math.NT], 2016. F. Beukers, Another congruence for the Apéry numbers, J. Number Theory 25 (1987), no. 2, 201-210. W. Y. C. Chen, Q.-H. Hou, Y-P. Mu, A telescoping method for double summations, J. Comp. Appl. Math. 196 (2006) 553-566, eq (5.5) S. Cooper, Sporadic sequences, modular forms and new series for 1/pi, Ramanujan J. (2012). M. Coster, Email, Nov 1990 E. Delaygue, Arithmetic properties of Apery-like numbers, arXiv preprint arXiv:1310.4131 [math.NT], 2013. C. Elsner, On recurrence formulas for sums involving binomial coefficients, Fib. Q., 43,1 (2005), 31-45. Amita Malik and Armin Straub, Divisibility properties of sporadic Apéry-like numbers, Research in Number Theory, 2016, 2:5 Robert Osburn, Armin Straub, Wadim Zudilin, A modular supercongruence for 6F5: an Apéry-like story, arXiv:1701.04098 [math.NT], 2017. V. Strehl, Recurrences and Legendre transform, Séminaire Lotharingien de Combinatoire, B29b (1992), 22 pp. Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Binomial Sums Mark C. Wilson, Diagonal asymptotics for products of combinatorial classes. FORMULA a(n) ~ 2^(1/2)*Pi^(-3/2)*n^(-3/2)*2^(4*n). - Joe Keane (jgk(AT)jgk.org), Jun 21 2002 n^3*a(n) = 2*(2*n - 1)*(3*n^2 - 3*n + 1)*a(n-1) + (4*n - 3)*(4*n - 4)*(4*n - 5)*a(n-2). G.f.: 5*hypergeom([1/8, 3/8],[1], (4/5)*((1-16*x)^(1/2)+(1+4*x)^(1/2))*(-(1-16*x)^(1/2)+(1+4*x)^(1/2))^5/(2*(1-16*x)^(1/2)+3*(1+4*x)^(1/2))^4)^2/(2*(1-16*x)^(1/2)+3*(1+4*x)^(1/2)). - Mark van Hoeij, Oct 29 2011. 1/Pi = sqrt(15)/18 * Sum_{n >= 0} a(n)*(4*n + 1)/36^n [Cooper, equation (5)], = sqrt(15)/18 * Sum_{n >= 0} a(n)*A016813(n)/A009980(n). - Jason Kimberley, Nov 26 2012 0 = (-x^2 + 12*x^3 + 64*x^4)*y''' + (-3*x + 54*x^2 + 384*x^3)*y'' + (-1 + 40*x + 444*x^2)*y' + (2 + 60*x)*y, where y is g.f. - Gheorghe Coserea, Jul 13 2016 For r a nonnegative integer, Sum_{k = r..n} C(k,r)^4*C(n,k)^4 = C(n,r)^4*a(n-r), where we take a(n) = 0 for n < 0. - Peter Bala, Jul 27 2016 a(n) = hypergeom([-n, -n, -n, -n],[1, 1, 1],1). - Peter Luschny, Jul 27 2016 EXAMPLE G.f. = 1 + 2*x + 18*x^2 + 164*x^3 + 1810*x^4 + 21252*x^5 + 263844*x^6 + ... MAPLE A005260 := proc(n)         add( (binomial(n, k))^4, k=0..n) ; end proc: seq(A005260(n), n=0..10) ; # R. J. Mathar, Nov 19 2012 MATHEMATICA Table[Sum[Binomial[n, k]^4, {k, 0, n}], {n, 0, 20}] (* Wesley Ivan Hurt, Mar 09 2014 *) PROG (PARI) {a(n) = sum(k=0, n, binomial(n, k)^4)}; CROSSREFS Cf. A000172, A096192. Related to diagonal of rational functions: A268545-A268555. The Apéry-like numbers [or Apéry-like sequences, Apery-like numbers, Apery-like sequences] include A000172, A000984, A002893, A002895, A005258, A005259, A005260, A006077, A036917, A063007, A081085, A093388, A125143 (apart from signs), A143003, A143007, A143413, A143414, A143415, A143583, A183204, A214262, A219692,A226535, A227216, A227454, A229111 (apart from signs), A260667, A260832, A262177, A264541, A264542, A279619, A290575, A290576. (The term "Apery-like" is not well-defined.) Sequence in context: A037518 A037721 A245998 * A183250 A037728 A037623 Adjacent sequences:  A005257 A005258 A005259 * A005261 A005262 A005263 KEYWORD nonn,easy AUTHOR EXTENSIONS Edited by Michael Somos, Aug 09 2002 Minor edits by Vaclav Kotesovec, Aug 28 2014 STATUS approved

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