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A266256 Number of ON (black) cells in the n-th iteration of the "Rule 11" elementary cellular automaton starting with a single ON (black) cell. 3
1, 1, 2, 5, 2, 9, 2, 13, 2, 17, 2, 21, 2, 25, 2, 29, 2, 33, 2, 37, 2, 41, 2, 45, 2, 49, 2, 53, 2, 57, 2, 61, 2, 65, 2, 69, 2, 73, 2, 77, 2, 81, 2, 85, 2, 89, 2, 93, 2, 97, 2, 101, 2, 105, 2, 109, 2, 113, 2, 117, 2, 121, 2, 125, 2, 129, 2, 133, 2, 137, 2, 141 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,3

REFERENCES

S. Wolfram, A New Kind of Science, Wolfram Media, 2002; p. 55.

LINKS

Robert Price, Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..999

Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Elementary Cellular Automaton

Index entries for sequences related to cellular automata

Index to Elementary Cellular Automata

FORMULA

Conjectures from Colin Barker, Dec 27 2015 and Apr 14 2019: (Start)

a(n) = (-2*((-1)^n-1)*n+3*(-1)^n+1)/2 for n>0.

a(n) = 2*a(n-2)-a(n-4) for n>4.

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

(End)

MATHEMATICA

rule=11; rows=20; ca=CellularAutomaton[rule, {{1}, 0}, rows-1, {All, All}]; (* Start with single black cell *) catri=Table[Take[ca[[k]], {rows-k+1, rows+k-1}], {k, 1, rows}]; (* Truncated list of each row *) Table[Total[catri[[k]]], {k, 1, rows}] (* Number of Black cells in stage n *)

CROSSREFS

Cf. A266253.

Sequence in context: A131711 A131201 A070633 * A247551 A273580 A272679

Adjacent sequences:  A266253 A266254 A266255 * A266257 A266258 A266259

KEYWORD

nonn,easy

AUTHOR

Robert Price, Dec 25 2015

EXTENSIONS

Conjectures from Colin Barker, Apr 14 2019

STATUS

approved

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