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 A073504 A possible basis for finite fractal sequences: let u(1)=1, u(2)=n, u(k) = floor(u(k-1)/2) + floor(u(k-2)/2); then a(n) = lim_{k->infinity} u(k). 2
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 OFFSET 1,4 COMMENTS The minimum number k(n) of iterations in order to have u(k(n)) = a(n) is asymptotic to log(n)/2. Let m be any fixed positive integer and let Fr(m,n) = 3*Sum( k=1,a(k))-n^2 + m*n; then Fr(m,n) is a fractal generator function, i.e., there is an integer B(m) such that the graph for Fr(n,m) presents same fractal aspects for 1 <= n <= B(m). B(m) depends on the parity of m. B(2p+1) = (5/3)*(4^p-1); B(2p) = (2/3)*(4^p-1). LINKS B. Cloitre, Graph of Fr(n,4) for 1<=n<=B(4) B. Cloitre, Graph of Fr(n,6) for 1<=n<=B(6) B. Cloitre, Graph of Fr(n,8) for 1<=n<=B(8) B. Cloitre, Graph of Fr(n,5) for 1<=n<=B(5) B. Cloitre, Graph of Fr(n,7) for 1<=n<=B(7) B. Cloitre, Graph of Fr(n,9) for 1<=n<=B(9) FORMULA a(n) is asymptotic to 2n/3. PROG (PARI) for(n=1, taille, u1=1; u2=n; while((u2!=u1)||((u2%2) == 1), u3=u2; u2=floor(u2/2)+floor(u1/2); u1=u3; ); b[n]=u2; ) fr(m, k)=(3*sum(i=1, k, b[i]))-k^2+m*k; bound(m)=if((m%2) == 1, p=(m-1)/2; 5/3*(4^p-1), 2/3*(4^(m/2)-1)); m=5; fractal=vector(bound(m)); for(i=1, bound(m), fractal[i]=fr(m, i); ); Mm=vecmax(fractal) indices=vector(bound(m)); for(i=1, bound(m), indices[i]=i); psplothraw(indices, fractal, 1); \\ To generate graphs CROSSREFS Cf. A073059 & A071992 (curiously A071992 presents the same fractal aspects as Fr(n, m)). Sequence in context: A122461 A092533 A092532 * A092508 A032544 A200675 Adjacent sequences:  A073501 A073502 A073503 * A073505 A073506 A073507 KEYWORD nonn AUTHOR Benoit Cloitre and Boris Gourevitch (boris(AT)pi314.net), Aug 16 2002 STATUS approved

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