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A267213 Number of OFF (white) cells in the n-th iteration of the "Rule 109" elementary cellular automaton starting with a single ON (black) cell. 1
0, 2, 0, 5, 2, 4, 3, 10, 4, 7, 8, 12, 7, 12, 10, 15, 12, 14, 13, 20, 14, 17, 18, 22, 17, 22, 20, 25, 22, 24, 23, 30, 24, 27, 28, 32, 27, 32, 30, 35, 32, 34, 33, 40, 34, 37, 38, 42, 37, 42, 40, 45, 42, 44, 43, 50, 44, 47, 48, 52, 47, 52, 50, 55, 52, 54, 53 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,2

REFERENCES

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

LINKS

Robert Price, Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..1000

Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Elementary Cellular Automaton

S. Wolfram, A New Kind of Science

Index entries for sequences related to cellular automata

Index to Elementary Cellular Automata

FORMULA

Conjectures from Colin Barker, Jan 13 2016 and Apr 19 2019: (Start)

a(n) = a(n-3)+a(n-4)-a(n-7) for n>7.

G.f.: x*(2+5*x^2+2*x^4-2*x^5+3*x^6) / ((1-x)^2*(1+x)*(1+x^2)*(1+x+x^2)).

(End)

MATHEMATICA

rule=109; 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 *) nbc=Table[Total[catri[[k]]], {k, 1, rows}]; (* Number of Black cells in stage n *) Table[Length[catri[[k]]]-nbc[[k]], {k, 1, rows}] (* Number of White cells in stage n *)

CROSSREFS

Cf. A243566.

Sequence in context: A332453 A066283 A240663 * A261805 A300703 A300706

Adjacent sequences:  A267210 A267211 A267212 * A267214 A267215 A267216

KEYWORD

nonn,easy

AUTHOR

Robert Price, Jan 11 2016

STATUS

approved

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