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A028896 6 times triangular numbers: a(n) = 3*n*(n+1). 26
0, 6, 18, 36, 60, 90, 126, 168, 216, 270, 330, 396, 468, 546, 630, 720, 816, 918, 1026, 1140, 1260, 1386, 1518, 1656, 1800, 1950, 2106, 2268, 2436, 2610, 2790, 2976, 3168, 3366, 3570, 3780, 3996, 4218, 4446, 4680, 4920, 5166, 5418, 5676 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,2

COMMENTS

From Floor van Lamoen, Jul 21 2001: (Start)

Write 1,2,3,4,... in a hexagonal spiral around 0; then a(n) is the sequence found by reading the line from 0 in the direction 0, 6, ...

The spiral begins:

                 85--84--83--82--81--80

                 /                     \

               86  56--55--54--53--52  79

               /   /                 \   \

             87  57  33--32--31--30  51  78

             /   /   /             \   \   \

           88  58  34  16--15--14  29  50  77

           /   /   /   /         \   \   \   \

         89  59  35  17   5---4  13  28  49  76

         /   /   /   /   /     \   \   \   \   \

    <==90==60==36==18===6===0   3  12  27  48  75

           /   /   /   /   /   /   /   /   /   /

         61  37  19   7   1---2  11  26  47  74

           \   \   \   \         /   /   /   /

           62  38  20   8---9--10  25  46  73

             \   \   \             /   /   /

             63  39  21--22--23--24  45  72

               \   \                 /   /

               64  40--41--42--43--44  71

                 \                     /

                 65--66--67--68--69--70

(End)

If Y is a 4-subset of an n-set X then, for n >= 5, a(n-5) is the number of (n-4)-subsets of X having exactly two elements in common with Y. - Milan Janjic, Dec 28 2007

a(n) is the maximal number of points of intersection of n+1 distinct triangles drawn in the plane. For example, two triangles can intersect in at most a(1) = 6 points (as illustrated in the Star of David configuration). - Terry Stickels (Terrystickels(AT)aol.com), Jul 12 2008

Also sequence found by reading the line from 0, in the direction 0, 6, ... and the same line from 0, in the direction 0, 18, ..., in the square spiral whose vertices are the generalized octagonal numbers A001082. Axis perpendicular to A195143 in the same spiral. - Omar E. Pol, Sep 18 2011

Partial sums of A008588. - R. J. Mathar, Aug 28 2014

Also the number of 5-cycles in the (n+5)-triangular honeycomb acute knight graph. - Eric W. Weisstein, Jul 27 2017

LINKS

Ivan Panchenko, Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..1000

Milan Janjic, Enumerative Formulas for Some Functions on Finite Sets

Luis Manuel Rivera, Integer sequences and k-commuting permutations, arXiv preprint arXiv:1406.3081 [math.CO], 2014.

Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Graph Cycle

Index entries for linear recurrences with constant coefficients, signature (3,-3,1).

FORMULA

G.f.: 6*x/(1-x)^3.

a(n) = 6*A000217(n).

Polygorial(3, n+1). - Daniel Dockery (peritus(AT)gmail.com), Jun 16 2003

a(n) = A049598(n)/2; a(n)= A124080(n) - A046092(n); a(n) = A033996(n) - A002378(n). - Zerinvary Lajos, Mar 06 2007

a(n) = A002378(n)*3 = A045943(n)*2. - Omar E. Pol, Dec 12 2008

a(n) = 6*n+a(n-1) with n>0, a(0)=0. - Vincenzo Librandi, Aug 05 2010

a(n) = A003215(n) - 1. - Omar E. Pol, Oct 03 2011

a(n) = 3*a(n-1) - 3*a(n-2) + a(n-3) with a(0) = 0, a(1) = 6, a(2) = 18. - Philippe Deléham, Mar 26 2013

a(n) = A174709(6n+5). - Philippe Deléham, Mar 26 2013

a(n) = A049450(n) + 4*n. - Lear Young, Apr 24 2014

E.g.f.: 3*x*(x + 2)*exp(x). - G. C. Greubel, aug 19 2017

MAPLE

[seq(6*binomial(n, 2), n=1..44)]; # Zerinvary Lajos, Nov 24 2006

MATHEMATICA

6 Accumulate[Range[0, 50]] (* Harvey P. Dale, Mar 05 2012 *)

6 PolygonalNumber[Range[0, 20]] (* Eric W. Weisstein, Jul 27 2017 *)

LinearRecurrence[{3, -3, 1}, {0, 6, 18}, 20] (* Eric W. Weisstein, Jul 27 2017 *)

PROG

(MAGMA) [ 3*n*(n+1) : n in [0..50] ]; // Wesley Ivan Hurt, Jun 09 2014

(PARI) a(n)=3*n*(n+1) \\ Charles R Greathouse IV, Sep 24 2015

CROSSREFS

Cf. A000217, A000567, A003215, A008588, A024966, A028895, A033996, A046092, A049598, A084939, A084940, A084941, A084942, A084943, A084944, A124080.

Cf. A002378 (3-cycles in triangular honeycomb acute knight graph), A045943 (4-cycles), A152773 (6-cycles).

Sequence in context: A172522 A152539 A069958 * A034857 A116367 A225384

Adjacent sequences:  A028893 A028894 A028895 * A028897 A028898 A028899

KEYWORD

nonn,easy

AUTHOR

Joe Keane (jgk(AT)jgk.org), Dec 11 1999

STATUS

approved

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