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A076795 Partial sums of (2n-1)!!. 5
0, 1, 2, 5, 20, 125, 1070, 11465, 146600, 2173625, 36633050, 691362125, 14440672700, 330674815925, 8236528396550, 221694575073425, 6411977928702800, 198310761891213425, 6530970632654064050 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,3

LINKS

Vincenzo Librandi, Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..300

Eric Weisstein's MathWorld, Double Factorial.

Eric Weisstein's MathWorld, Incomplete Gamma Function.

Eric Weisstein's MathWorld, Erfi.

Eric Weisstein's MathWorld, Dawson's Integral.

FORMULA

E.g.f.: exp(x) * Integral_{t=0, x} exp(-t) / sqrt(1-2*t) dt.

a(n) = a(n-1) * (2*n - 2) - a(n-2) * (2*n - 3).

a(n) ~ 1/(sqrt(2) * n) * 2^n * (n/e)^n.

G.f.: A(x)=x/(1-x)*(1 + x/(U(0)-x)), where U(k)= (2*k+1)*x + 1 - (2*k+3)*x/U(k+1); (continued fraction Euler's 1st kind, 1-step ). - Sergei N. Gladkovskii, Jun 27 2012

G.f.: x/(1-x)/Q(0), where Q(k)= 1 - x*(k+1)/Q(k+1); (continued fraction). - Sergei N. Gladkovskii, May 19 2013

G.f.: G(0)*x/(1-x), where G(k)= 1 - x*(k+1)/(x*(k+1) - 1/G(k+1) ); (continued fraction). - Sergei N. Gladkovskii, Aug 04 2013

From Vladimir Reshetnikov, Oct 27 2015: (Start)

a(n) = Sum_{k=0..n-1} (2*k-1)!!.

a(n) = sqrt(Pi/2)*exp(-1/2)*erfi(1/sqrt(2))+(2*n-1)!!*Im(Gamma(1/2-n, -1/2))*exp(-1/2)/((-2)^n*sqrt(2)), where Gamma(a, x) is the upper incomplete Gamma function.

E.g.f.: sqrt(2)*(exp(x)*F(1/sqrt(2))-F(sqrt(1/2-x))), where F(x)=exp(-x^2)*erfi(x)*sqrt(Pi)/2 is the Dawson integral. (End)

0 = a(n)*(+2*a(n+1) - 3*a(n+2) + a(n+3)) + a(n+1)*(-a(n+1) + a(n+2) - a(n+3)) + a(n+2)*(+a(n+2)) for all n>=0. - Michael Somos, Oct 29 2015

EXAMPLE

G.f. = x + 2*x^2 + 5*x^3 + 20*x^4 + 125*x^5 + 1070*x^6 + 11465*x^7 + 146600*x^8 + ...

MATHEMATICA

Join[{0}, Accumulate[Table[(2n-1)!!, {n, 0, 20}]]] (* Harvey P. Dale, Jan 27 2013 *)

Round@Table[Sqrt[Pi/(2E)] Erfi[1/Sqrt[2]] + (2n-1)!! Im[Gamma[1/2-n, -1/2]]/((-2)^n Sqrt[2E]), {n, 0, 20}] (* Vladimir Reshetnikov, Oct 27 2015 *)

a[ n_] := Sum[ (2 k - 1)!!, {k, 0, n - 1}]; (* Michael Somos, Oct 29 2015 *)

PROG

(PARI) {a(n) = if( n<0, 0, sum(k=0, n-1, (2*k)! / (k! * 2^k)))};

CROSSREFS

Cf. A001147, A263801.

Sequence in context: A144503 A012321 A012519 * A130293 A156073 A006366

Adjacent sequences:  A076792 A076793 A076794 * A076796 A076797 A076798

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

Michael Somos, Nov 16 2002

STATUS

approved

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