

A183119


Magnetic Tower of Hanoi, total number of moves generated by a certain algorithm, yielding a "forward moving" nonoptimal solution of the [RED ; NEUTRAL ; BLUE] precolored puzzle.


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0, 1, 4, 11, 32, 93, 276, 823, 2464, 7385, 22148, 66435, 199296, 597877, 1793620, 5380847, 16142528, 48427569, 145282692, 435848059, 1307544160, 3922632461, 11767897364, 35303692071, 105911076192, 317733228553, 953199685636, 2859599056883, 8578797170624, 25736391511845
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OFFSET

0,3


COMMENTS

The Magnetic Tower of Hanoi puzzle is described in link 1 listed below. The Magnetic Tower is precolored. Precoloring is [RED ; NEUTRAL ; BLUE], given in [Source ; Intermediate ; Destination] order. The solution algorithm producing the presented sequence is NOT optimal. The particular "75" algorithm solving the puzzle at hand is presented in a paper referenced by link 1 listed below. For the optimal solution of the Magnetic Tower of Hanoi puzzle with the given precoloring configuration see A183113 and A183114. Optimal solutions are discussed and their optimality is proved in link 2 listed below.
Large N limit of the sequence is 0.5*(3/4)*3^N = 0.5*0.75*3^N. Series designation: S75(n).


REFERENCES

Uri Levy, The Magnetic Tower of Hanoi, Journal of Recreational Mathematics, Volume 35 Number 3 (2006), 2010, pp 173.


LINKS

Muniru A Asiru, Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..2070
Uri Levy, The Magnetic Tower of Hanoi, arXiv:1003.0225 [math.CO], 2010.
Uri Levy, Magnetic Towers of Hanoi and their Optimal Solutions, arXiv:1011.3843 [math.CO], 2010.
Uri Levy, to play The Magnetic Tower of Hanoi, web applet [Broken link]
Index entries for linear recurrences with constant coefficients, signature (4,2,4,3).


FORMULA

G.f.: x*(1+3*x^2) / ( (1+x)*(3*x1)*(x1)^2 ).
(a(n)=S75(n) in referenced paper):
a(n) = 3*a(n1)  n + 3; n even; n >= 2
a(n) = 3*a(n1)  n + 2; n odd; n >= 1
a(n) = a(n2) + 3^(n1) + 1; n >= 2
a(n) = 3^(n+1)/8 + (n1)/2 +(1)^n/8.


MAPLE

seq(coeff(series(x*(3*x^21)/((1+x)*(3*x1)*(x1)^2), x, n+1), x, n), n = 0 .. 30); # Muniru A Asiru, Dec 04 2018


MATHEMATICA

LinearRecurrence[{4, 2, 4, 3}, {0, 1, 4, 11}, 30] (* JeanFrançois Alcover, Dec 04 2018 *)
Table[3^(n + 1) / 8 + (n  1) / 2 + (1)^n / 8, {n, 0, 30}] (* Vincenzo Librandi, Dec 04 2018 *)


PROG

(PARI) a(n) = 3^(n+1)/8 + (n1)/2 + (1)^n/8 \\ Charles R Greathouse IV, Jun 11 2015
(MAGMA) [3^(n+1)/8+(n1)/2+(1)^n/8: n in [0..30]]; // Vincenzo Librandi, Dec 04 2018


CROSSREFS

A122983  "Binomial transform of aeration of A081294" is an "original" sequence (also) describing the number of moves of disk number k, solving the precolored puzzle at hand when executing the "75" algorithm mentioned above and presented in the paper referenced by link 1 above. The integer sequence listed above is the partial sums of the A122983 original sequence.
A003462 "Partial sums of A000244" is the sequence (also) describing the total number of moves solving [RED ; BLUE ; BLUE] or [RED ; RED ; BLUE] precolored Magnetic Tower of Hanoi puzzle.
Cf. A183111A183125.
Sequence in context: A038747 A052545 A183114 * A289246 A199109 A025268
Adjacent sequences: A183116 A183117 A183118 * A183120 A183121 A183122


KEYWORD

nonn,easy


AUTHOR

Uri Levy, Jan 03 2011


EXTENSIONS

More terms from JeanFrançois Alcover, Dec 04 2018


STATUS

approved



