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A268389 a(n) = greatest k such that polynomial (X+1)^k divides the polynomial (in polynomial ring GF(2)[X]) that is encoded in the binary expansion of n. (See the comments for details). 12
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OFFSET

1,5

COMMENTS

a(n) gives the number of iterations of map k -> A006068(k)/2 that are required (when starting from k = n) until k is an odd number.

A001317 gives the record positions and particularly, A001317(n) gives the first occurrence of n in this sequence.

When polynomials over GF(2) are encoded in the binary representation of n in a natural way where each polynomial b(n)*X^n+...+b(0)*X^0 over GF(2) is represented by the binary number b(n)*2^n+...+b(0)*2^0 in N (each coefficient b(k) is either 0 or 1), then a(n) = the number of times polynomial X+1 (encoded by 3, "11" in binary) divides the polynomial encoded by n.

LINKS

Antti Karttunen, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..65537

Index entries for sequences operating on GF(2)[X]-polynomials

FORMULA

If A006068(n) is odd, then a(n) = 0, otherwise a(n) = 1 + a(A006068(n)/2).

Other identities. For all n >= 0:

a(A001317(n)) = n. [The sequence works as a left inverse of A001317.]

A048720(A268669(n),A048723(3,a(n))) = A048720(A268669(n),A001317(a(n))) = n.

A048724^a(n) (A268669(n)) = n. [The a(n)-th fold application (power) of A048724 when applied to A268669(n) gives n back.]

a(n) = A007949(A235042(n)).

a(A057889(n)) = a(n).

EXAMPLE

For n = 5 ("101" in binary) which encodes polynomial x^2 + 1, we see that it can be factored over GF(2) as (X+1)(X+1), and thus a(5) = 2.

For n = 8 ("1000" in binary) which encodes polynomial x^3, we see that it is not divisible in ring GF(2)[X] by polynomial X+1, thus a(8) = 0.

For n = 9 ("1001" in binary) which encodes polynomial x^3 + 1, we see that it can be factored over GF(2) as (X+1)(X^2 + X + 1), and thus a(9) = 1.

MATHEMATICA

f[n_] := Which[n == 1, 0, OddQ@ #, 0, EvenQ@ #, 1 + f[#/2]] &@ Fold[BitXor, n, Quotient[n, 2^Range[BitLength@ n - 1]]]; Array[f, {120}] (* Michael De Vlieger, Feb 12 2016, after Jan Mangaldan at A006068 *)

PROG

(PARI) a(n) = {my(b = binary(n), p = Pol(binary(n))*Mod(1, 2), k = poldegree(p)); while (type(p/(x+1)^k*Mod(1, 2)) != "t_POL", k--); k; } \\ Michel Marcus, Feb 12 2016

(Scheme)

;; This employs the given recurrence and uses memoization-macro definec:

(definec (A268389 n) (if (odd? (A006068 n)) 0 (+ 1 (A268389 (/ (A006068 n) 2)))))

(define (A268389 n) (let loop ((n n) (s 0)) (let ((k (A006068 n))) (if (odd? k) s (loop (/ k 2) (+ 1 s)))))) ;; Computed in a loop, no memoization.

CROSSREFS

Cf. A001317, A006068, A007949, A048720, A048723, A048724, A057889, A268384, A235042, A268670.

Cf. A268669 (quotient left after (X+1)^a(n) has been divided out).

Cf. A268395 (partial sums).

Cf. A000069 (positions of zeros), A268679 (this sequence without zeros).

Cf. also A037096, A037097, A136386.

Sequence in context: A051777 A262709 A107628 * A288969 A218380 A152815

Adjacent sequences:  A268386 A268387 A268388 * A268390 A268391 A268392

KEYWORD

nonn,base

AUTHOR

Antti Karttunen, Feb 10 2016

STATUS

approved

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