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A061041 Numerator of 1/16 - 1/n^2. 24

%I

%S 0,9,5,33,3,65,21,105,1,153,45,209,15,273,77,345,3,425,117,513,35,609,

%T 165,713,3,825,221,945,63,1073,285,1209,5,1353,357,1505,99,1665,437,

%U 1833,15,2009,525,2193,143,2385,621,2585,21,2793,725

%N Numerator of 1/16 - 1/n^2.

%C From Brackett spectrum of hydrogen. Wavelengths in hydrogen spectrum are given by Rydberg's formula 1/wavelength = constant*(1/m^2 - 1/n^2).

%D J. E. Brady and G. E. Humiston, General Chemistry, 3rd. ed., Wiley; p. 78.

%H Reinhard Zumkeller, <a href="/A061041/b061041.txt">Table of n, a(n) for n = 4..10000</a>

%H Frederick Sumner Brackett, <a href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1922ApJ....56..154B">Visible and Infra-Red Radiation of Hydrogen</a> Astrophysical Journal, 56, No. 3 (1922) pp. 154-161.

%H J. J. O'Connor and E. F. Robertson, <a href="http://www-groups.dcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Rydberg.html">Johannes Robert Rydberg</a>

%H Eric Weisstein's World of Physics, <a href="http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/physics/BalmerFormula.html">Balmer Formula</a>

%H <a href="/index/Rec#order_72">Index entries for linear recurrences with constant coefficients</a>, signature (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 3, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, -6, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 10, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, -12, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 12, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, -10, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 6, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, -3, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1).

%F a(4*n+6) =A078371(n). - _Paul Curtz_, Oct 05 2008

%F a(n) = 3*a(n-8) - 6*a(n-16) + 10*a(n-24) - 12*a(n-32) + 12*a(n-40) - 10*a(n-48) + 6*a(n-56) - 3*a(n-64) + a(n-72). - _Charles R Greathouse IV_, Aug 17 2011

%F a(n) = (n^2-16) / gcd(16*n^2, n^2-16). - _Franklin T. Adams-Watters_, Sep 25 2011, corrected by _Colin Barker_, Jan 13 2014.

%p A061041:=n->numer(1/16 - 1/n^2); seq(A061041(n), n=4..60); # _Wesley Ivan Hurt_, Jan 28 2014

%t Numerator/@(1/16-1/Range[4,60]^2) (* _Harvey P. Dale_, Mar 24 2011 *)

%o (PARI) a(n)=numerator(1/16-1/n^2) \\ _Charles R Greathouse IV_, Aug 17 2011

%o (Haskell)

%o import Data.Ratio ((%), numerator)

%o a061041 n = numerator (1%16 - 1%n^2) -- _Reinhard Zumkeller_, May 30 2012

%Y Cf. A061035 - A061050, A078371, A064038.

%K nonn,frac,nice,easy

%O 4,2

%A _N. J. A. Sloane_, May 26 2001

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