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A158443 16n^2 - 4. 3
12, 60, 140, 252, 396, 572, 780, 1020, 1292, 1596, 1932, 2300, 2700, 3132, 3596, 4092, 4620, 5180, 5772, 6396, 7052, 7740, 8460, 9212, 9996, 10812, 11660, 12540, 13452, 14396, 15372, 16380, 17420, 18492, 19596, 20732, 21900, 23100, 24332, 25596 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

The identity (8*n^2-1)^2-(16*n^2-4) *(2*n)^2=1 can be written as A157914(n)^2-a(n)*A005843(n)^2=1.

Sequence found by reading the line from 12, in the direction 12, 60,... in the square spiral whose vertices are the generalized decagonal numbers A074377. - Omar E. Pol, Nov 02 2012

LINKS

Vincenzo Librandi, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..10000

Vincenzo Librandi, X^2-AY^2=1

Index entries for linear recurrences with constant coefficients, signature (3,-3,1).

FORMULA

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

G.f: 4*x*(3+6*x-x^2)/(1-x)^3.

MATHEMATICA

16Range[60]^2-4  (* Harvey P. Dale, Mar 18 2011 *)

PROG

(MAGMA) I:=[12, 60, 140]; [n le 3 select I[n] else 3*Self(n-1)-3*Self(n-2)+Self(n-3): n in [1..50]];

(PARI) a(n) = 16*n^2 - 4.

CROSSREFS

Cf. A157914, A005843.

Sequence in context: A120644 A099829 A099830 * A153792 A229616 A321465

Adjacent sequences:  A158440 A158441 A158442 * A158444 A158445 A158446

KEYWORD

nonn,easy

AUTHOR

Vincenzo Librandi, Mar 19 2009

STATUS

approved

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