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A055841 Number of compositions of n into 3*j-1 kinds of j's for all j >= 1. 6
1, 2, 9, 36, 144, 576, 2304, 9216, 36864, 147456, 589824, 2359296, 9437184, 37748736, 150994944, 603979776, 2415919104, 9663676416, 38654705664, 154618822656, 618475290624, 2473901162496, 9895604649984, 39582418599936, 158329674399744, 633318697598976, 2533274790395904, 10133099161583616, 40532396646334464, 162129586585337856, 648518346341351424 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,2

COMMENTS

First differences of A002001.

For n >= 2, a(n) is equal to the number of functions f:{1,2,...,n}->{1,2,3,4} such that for fixed, different x_1, x_2 in {1,2,...,n} and fixed y_1, y_2 in {1,2,3,4} we have f(x_1) <> y_1 and f(x_2) <> y_2. - Milan Janjic, Apr 19 2007

Convolved with [1, 2, 3, ...] = powers of 4: [1, 4, 16, 64, ...]. - Gary W. Adamson, Jun 04 2009

a(n) is the number of generalized compositions of n when there are 3 *i-1 different types of i, (i=1,2,...). - Milan Janjic, Aug 26 2010

REFERENCES

A. H. Beiler, Recreations in the Theory of Numbers, Dover, N.Y., 1964, pp. 194-196.

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=0..30.

Daniel Birmajer, Juan B. Gil, Michael D. Weiner, (an + b)-color compositions, arXiv:1707.07798 [math.CO], 2017.

Milan Janjic, Enumerative Formulas for Some Functions on Finite Sets

Index entries for linear recurrences with constant coefficients, signature (4).

FORMULA

a(n) = 9*4^(n-2), a(0)=1, a(1)=2.

a(0)=1, a(1)=2, a(3)=9, a(n+1)=4*a(n) for n >= 3.

G.f.: (1-x)^2/(1-4*x).

G.f.: 1/(1 - Sum_{j>=1} (3*j-1)*x^j). - Joerg Arndt, Jul 06 2011

a(n) = 4*a(n-1) + (-1)^n*C(2,2-n).

a(n) = Sum_{k=0..n} A201780(n,k)*2^k. - Philippe Deléham, Dec 05 2011

MATHEMATICA

Join[{1, 2}, 9*4^Range[0, 30]] (* Jean-François Alcover, Jul 21 2018 *)

CROSSREFS

Cf. A000302 and A002001.

Essentially the same as A002063.

Sequence in context: A027995 A077836 A003125 * A037521 A037730 A029874

Adjacent sequences:  A055838 A055839 A055840 * A055842 A055843 A055844

KEYWORD

easy,nonn

AUTHOR

Barry E. Williams, May 30 2000

EXTENSIONS

New name from Joerg Arndt, Jul 06 2011

STATUS

approved

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