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 A145508 a(n+1)=a(n)^2+2*a(n)-2 and a(1)=8 0
 8, 78, 6238, 38925118, 1515164889164158, 2295724641355838227053650177278, 5270351628928392053240255925779522360603268430188068127843838 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 1,1 COMMENTS General formula for a(n+1)=a(n)^2+2*a(n)-2 and a(1)=k+1 is a(n)=Floor[((k + Sqrt[k^2 + 4])/2)^(2^((n+1) - 1)) LINKS FORMULA From Peter Bala, Nov 12 2012: (Start) a(n) = alpha^(2^(n-1)) + (1/alpha)^(2^(n-1)) - 1, where alpha := 1/2*(9 + sqrt(77)). a(n) = 1 (mod 7). Recurrence: a(n) = 10*{product {k = 1..n-1} a(k)} - 2 with a(1) = 8. Product {n = 1..inf} (1 + 1/a(n)) = 10/sqrt(77). Product {n = 1..inf} (1 + 2/(a(n) + 1)) = sqrt(11/7). (End) MATHEMATICA aa = {}; k = 8; Do[AppendTo[aa, k]; k = k^2 + 2 k - 2, {n, 1, 10}]; aa or k =7; Table[Floor[((k + Sqrt[k^2 + 4])/2)^(2^(n - 1))], {n, 2, 7}] (*Artur Jasinski*) NestList[#^2+2#-2&, 8, 8] (* Harvey P. Dale, Sep 20 2013 *) CROSSREFS Sequence in context: A071556 A316203 A303507 * A266090 A061425 A160605 Adjacent sequences:  A145505 A145506 A145507 * A145509 A145510 A145511 KEYWORD nonn,easy AUTHOR Artur Jasinski, Oct 11 2008 STATUS approved

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