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A274689 A variation of A005228. 1
1, -1, 2, 6, 11, 8, 15, 10, 19, 13, 25, 21, 14, 30, 22, 39, 29, 20, 38, 27, 50, 37, 61, 49, 35, 63, 48, 32, 58, 41, 72, 54, 34, 67, 46, 82, 60, 100, 81, 57, 99, 76, 51, 94, 68, 112, 85, 56, 101, 73, 120, 90, 59, 111, 79, 132, 98, 65, 127, 92, 55, 119, 83, 149 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,3

COMMENTS

This is the lexicographically earliest sequence such that the absolute value of its first differences (A274690) is minimal, and together with its first differences, contains every integer except zero at most once.

Each term is chosen so that |a(n+1) - a(n)| is minimal such that neither a(n+1) nor (a(n+1) - a(n)) has occurred previously in either this sequence or this sequence's first differences. If for a minimal term |k| k and -k are both available, choose the term that will minimize |a(n+1)|.

It appears that this sequence together with its first differences list every integer except zero.

Is -1 the only negative term?

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..64.

EXAMPLE

a(1) = 1; the next number with the lowest possible absolute value that has not occurred yet is -1, but since 1 + (-1) = 0 (which is not available because if a(n) = 0, then a(n+1) = a(n+1) - a(n)), -1 is not available. The next available terms are 2 and (-2). (-2) is chosen because |1 + 2| > |1 + (-2)|, so a(2) = 1 + (-2) = -1.

CROSSREFS

Cf. A005228, A274690.

Sequence in context: A136699 A033710 A243157 * A123112 A092189 A228061

Adjacent sequences:  A274686 A274687 A274688 * A274690 A274691 A274692

KEYWORD

sign

AUTHOR

Max Barrentine, Jul 02 2016

STATUS

approved

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