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A176498 Number of elements less than half in the Cross Set which is the subset of the set of distinct resistances that can be produced using n equal resistors in series and/or parallel. 3
0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 6, 9, 24, 58, 124, 312, 759, 1768, 4421, 10811, 27191, 68591, 174627, 441633, 1124795, 2866004 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,10

COMMENTS

This sequence arises in the decomposition of the sets A(n + 1) of equivalent resistances, when n equal resistors are combined in series/parallel, into series parallel and cross sets respectively. All the elements of the parallel set are strictly less than 1 and that of the series set are strictly greater than 1. The cross set is expected to be dense around 1 with very few elements below 1/2. Hence it is relevant to count the number of elements below half.

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..25.

Antoni Amengual, The intriguing properties of the equivalent resistances of n equal resistors combined in series and in parallel, American Journal of Physics, 68(2), 175-179 (February 2000).

Sameen Ahmed Khan, The bounds of the set of equivalent resistances of n equal resistors combined in series and in parallel, arXiv:1004.3346v1 [physics.gen-ph], (20 April 2010).

S. A. Khan, Farey sequences and resistor networks, Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Math. Sci.) Vol. 122, No. 2, May 2012, pp. 153-162. - N. J. A. Sloane, Oct 23 2012

EXAMPLE

The order of the cross set is given by the Sequence A176497: 0, 0, 0, 1, 4, 9, 25, 75, 195, 475, 1265, 3135, ... The sets corresponding n = 4 to n =8 do not have a single element below half. For n = 9 onwards we have a few elements which are less than 1/2; they are 1, 6, 9, 24, ....

CROSSREFS

Cf. A048211, A176497.

Sequence in context: A215528 A155577 A084431 * A142877 A260168 A093153

Adjacent sequences:  A176495 A176496 A176497 * A176499 A176500 A176501

KEYWORD

more,nonn,changed

AUTHOR

Sameen Ahmed Khan, Apr 21 2010

EXTENSIONS

a(16)-a(25) from Antoine Mathys, Mar 20 2017

STATUS

approved

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