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A269716 Number of active (ON,black) cells at stage 2^n-1 of the two-dimensional cellular automaton defined by "Rule 22", based on the 5-celled von Neumann neighborhood. 0
1, 5, 20, 88, 368, 1504, 6080, 24448, 98048, 392704, 1571840, 6289408, 25161728, 100655104, 402636800, 1610579968 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,2

COMMENTS

Initialized with a single black (ON) cell at stage zero.

Appears to coincide with A093357 after the second term. - R. J. Mathar, Mar 09 2016

REFERENCES

S. Wolfram, A New Kind of Science, Wolfram Media, 2002; p. 170.

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=0..15.

N. J. A. Sloane, On the Number of ON Cells in Cellular Automata, arXiv:1503.01168 [math.CO], 2015.

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 2D 5-Neighbor Cellular Automata

Index to Elementary Cellular Automata

FORMULA

Conjectures from Colin Barker, Mar 08 2016: (Start)

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

a(n) = 6*a(n-1)-8*a(n-2) for n>3.

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

(End)

MATHEMATICA

rule=22; stages=300;

ca=CellularAutomaton[{rule, {2, {{0, 2, 0}, {2, 1, 2}, {0, 2, 0}}}, {1, 1}}, {{{1}}, 0}, stages]; (* Start with single black cell *)

on=Map[Function[Apply[Plus, Flatten[#1]]], ca] (* Count ON cells at each stage *)

Part[on, 2^Range[0, Log[2, stages]]] (* Extract relevant terms *)

CROSSREFS

Cf. A269715.

Sequence in context: A219672 A011966 A271096 * A192249 A017966 A196532

Adjacent sequences:  A269713 A269714 A269715 * A269717 A269718 A269719

KEYWORD

nonn,more

AUTHOR

Robert Price, Mar 04 2016

EXTENSIONS

a(9)-a(15) from Lars Blomberg, Apr 15 2016

STATUS

approved

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