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 A106731 Expansion of -2*x/(1 - 4*x + 2*x^2). 2
 0, -2, -8, -28, -96, -328, -1120, -3824, -13056, -44576, -152192, -519616, -1774080, -6057088, -20680192, -70606592, -241065984, -823050752, -2810071040, -9594182656, -32756588544, -111837988864, -381838778368, -1303679135744, -4451038986240, -15196797673472 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 0,2 COMMENTS Previous name was: First entry of the vector (M^n)v, where M is the 2 X 2 matrix [[0,-2],[1,4]] and v is the column vector [0,1]. See a Oct 01 2013 comment on A007070 where it is pointed out that this sequence, interspersed with zeros, appears, together with A007070, also interspersed with zeros, in the representation of nonnegative powers of the algebraic number rho(8) = 2*cos(Pi/8) in the power basis of the number field Q(rho(8)) of degree 4, known from the octagon. - Wolfdieter Lang, Oct 02 2013 LINKS Vincenzo Librandi, Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..300 FORMULA G.f.: -2*x/(1-4*x+2*x^2). a(n) = -2*A007070(n-1) for n>=1. a(n) = 4*a(n-1) - 2*a(n-2); a(0)=0, a(1)=-2. a(n) = -(1/2)*sqrt(2) * ((2+sqrt(2))^n - (2-sqrt(2))^n). - Paolo P. Lava, Oct 07 2008 MAPLE a[0]:=0: a[1]:=-2: for n from 2 to 27 do a[n]:=4*a[n-1]-2*a[n-2] od: seq(a[n], n=0..27); MATHEMATICA M = {{0, -2}, {1, 4}} v[1] = {0, 1} v[n_] := v[n] = M.v[n - 1] a = Table[Abs[v[n][[1]]], {n, 1, 50}] CoefficientList[Series[-2 x/(1 - 4 x + 2 x^2), {x, 0, 50}], x] (* Vincenzo Librandi, Oct 04 2013 *) CROSSREFS Cf. A060995. Equals -2*A007070(n-1), n>=1. Sequence in context: A279193 A280279 A060995 * A318010 A291383 A277653 Adjacent sequences:  A106728 A106729 A106730 * A106732 A106733 A106734 KEYWORD sign AUTHOR Roger L. Bagula, May 30 2005 EXTENSIONS Edited by N. J. A. Sloane, Apr 30 2006 Further editing and simpler name, Joerg Arndt, Oct 02 2013 STATUS approved

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