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A211667 Number of iterations sqrt(sqrt(sqrt(...(n)...))) such that the result is < 2. 1
0, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,4

COMMENTS

Different from A001069, but equal for n < 256.

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..86.

FORMULA

a(2^(2^n)) = a(2^(2^(n-1))) + 1, for n >= 1.

G.f.: g(x) = 1/(1-x)*Sum_{k>=0} x^(2^(2^k))

  = (x^2 + x^4 + x^16 + x^256 + x^65536 + ...)/(1 - x).

EXAMPLE

a(n) = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ... for n = 2^1, 2^2, 2^4, 2^8, 2^16, ..., i.e., n = 2, 4, 16, 256, 65536, ... = A001146.

MATHEMATICA

a[n_] := Length[NestWhileList[Sqrt, n, # >= 2 &]] - 1; Array[a, 100] (* Amiram Eldar, Dec 08 2018 *)

PROG

(PARI) apply( A211667(n, c=0)={while(n>=2, n=sqrtint(n); c++); c}, [1..50]) \\ This defines the function A211667. The apply(...) provides a check and illustration. - M. F. Hasler, Dec 07 2018

CROSSREFS

Cf. A001069, A001146, A010096, A211662, A211668, A211670.

Sequence in context: A151659 A057467 A074594 * A001069 A156877 A110591

Adjacent sequences:  A211664 A211665 A211666 * A211668 A211669 A211670

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

Hieronymus Fischer, Apr 30 2012

STATUS

approved

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