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A068762 Alternating sum sigma(1)-sigma(2)+sigma(3)-sigma(4)+...+((-1)^(n+1))*sigma(n). 4
1, -2, 2, -5, 1, -11, -3, -18, -5, -23, -11, -39, -25, -49, -25, -56, -38, -77, -57, -99, -67, -103, -79, -139, -108, -150, -110, -166, -136, -208, -176, -239, -191, -245, -197, -288, -250, -310, -254, -344, -302, -398, -354, -438, -360, -432, -384, -508, -451, -544, -472, -570, -516, -636, -564, -684, -604 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,2

LINKS

Harvey P. Dale, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..1000

FORMULA

a(n) = sum((-1)^(k+1)*sigma(k), k=1..n)

EXAMPLE

a(3) = sigma(1) - sigma(2) + sigma(3) = 1 - 3 + 4 = 2.

MATHEMATICA

Accumulate[Times@@@Partition[Riffle[DivisorSigma[1, Range[60]], {1, -1}, {2, -1, 2}], 2]] (* Harvey P. Dale, Dec 12 2014 *)

PROG

(PARI) a068762(m)=local(s, n); s=0; for(n=1, m, if(n%2==0, s=s-sigma(n), s=s+sigma(n)); print1(s, ", "))

CROSSREFS

Cf. A000203, A067931.

Sequence in context: A274847 A165922 A249033 * A155679 A319771 A021448

Adjacent sequences:  A068759 A068760 A068761 * A068763 A068764 A068765

KEYWORD

easy,sign

AUTHOR

Klaus Brockhaus, Feb 28 2002

STATUS

approved

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