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 A178621 A (1, 2) Somos-4 sequence associated to the elliptic curve E: y^2 + x*y - y = x^3 - x. 1
 1, 1, -2, 5, 13, 24, -229, -365, 7394, -59449, -572233, -7773360, 151071097, -578687351, -87627413666, 1616831255645, 95461592201461, 5420484489890376, -308006807300556157, 18159275356643111275, 3018684797307268036418 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 1,3 COMMENTS a(n) is (-1)^C(n,2) times the Hankel transform of the sequence with g.f. 1/(1 - x/(1 - 2x^2/(1 + (5/4)x^2/(1 - (26/25)x^2/(1 + (120/169)x^2/(1 - ... where 2, -5/4, 26/25, -120/169 are the x-coordinates of the multiples of z=(0,0) on E. LINKS G. C. Greubel, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..142 (offset adapted by Georg Fischer, Jan 31 2019). FORMULA a(n) = (a(n-1)*a(n-3) + 2*a(n-2)^2)/a(n-4), n > 4. a(n) = -a(-n), a(n+3)*a(n-2) = -2*a(n+2)*a(n-1) - 5*a(n+1)*a(n) for all n in Z. - Michael Somos, Sep 19 2018 EXAMPLE G.f. = x + x^2 - 2*x^3 + 5*x^4 + 13*x^5 + 24*x^6 - 365*x^7 + ... - Michael Somos, Sep 19 2018 MATHEMATICA RecurrenceTable[{a[1]==a[2]==1, a[3]==-2, a[4]==5, a[n]==(a[n-1]a[n-3]+ 2a[n-2]^2)/a[n-4]}, a[n], {n, 30}] (* Harvey P. Dale, Sep 30 2011 *) PROG (PARI) a(n)=local(E, z); E=ellinit([1, 0, -1, -1, 0]); z=ellpointtoz(E, [0, 0]); round(ellsigma(E, n*z)/ellsigma(E, z)^(n^2)); (PARI) m=30; v=concat([1, 1, -2, 5], vector(m-4)); for(n=5, m, v[n] = ( v[n-1]*v[n-3] + 2*v[n-2]^2)/v[n-4]); v \\ G. C. Greubel, Sep 18 2018 (Magma) I:=[1, 1, -2, 5]; [n le 4 select I[n] else (Self(n-1)*Self(n-3) + 2*Self(n-2)^2)/Self(n-4): n in [1..30]]; // G. C. Greubel, Sep 18 2018 CROSSREFS Sequence in context: A106009 A194552 A079780 * A309230 A048871 A324702 Adjacent sequences: A178618 A178619 A178620 * A178622 A178623 A178624 KEYWORD easy,sign AUTHOR Paul Barry, May 31 2010 EXTENSIONS Changed offset to 1 by Michael Somos, Sep 19 2018 STATUS approved

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