

A128911


Square tribonacci numbers.


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OFFSET

1,2


COMMENTS

These are the only square tribonacci numbers having indices < 47000.
Next term, if it exists, is too large to present here.  Robert G. Wilson v, Apr 24 2007
Indices of the square tribonacci numbers: 1,4,9,15,17.
The square Fibonacci numbers seem to be even rarer, namely just 1 & 144.  Robert G. Wilson v, Apr 24 2007
It is very likely that there are no further terms.  N. J. A. Sloane, Apr 25 2007
Using modular arithmetic and quadratic residues, it can be shown that there are no additional squares in the first 10^9 tribonacci numbers.  T. D. Noe, Jun 22 2007


LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..5.
Attila PethÃ¶, Fifteen problems in number theory, Acta Universitatis Sapientiae. Mathematica (2010) Volume: 2, Issue: 1, page 7283. See Problem 1.
Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Tribonacci Number


EXAMPLE

The terms 1, 4, 81, 3136, 10609 are members of the sequence since their square roots are 1, 2, 9, 56, 103 respectively.


MATHEMATICA

a = b = 0; c = 1; lst = {}; Do[{a, b, c} = {b, c, a + b + c}; If[ IntegerQ@ Sqrt@c, AppendTo[lst, c]], {n, 2, 47000}]; lst (* Robert G. Wilson v, Apr 24 2007 *)
Drop[Select[LinearRecurrence[{1, 1, 1}, {0, 1, 1}, 20], IntegerQ[Sqrt[#]]&], 2] (* Harvey P. Dale, Mar 17 2017 *)


CROSSREFS

Cf. A000073, A000290.
Sequence in context: A202831 A264197 A221251 * A268206 A268105 A068087
Adjacent sequences: A128908 A128909 A128910 * A128912 A128913 A128914


KEYWORD

nonn,changed


AUTHOR

David A. G. Gillies, Apr 23 2007


EXTENSIONS

Edited by Robert G. Wilson v, Apr 24 2007
More terms from T. D. Noe, Jun 22 2007


STATUS

approved



