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 A282180 a(n+1) = a(n)*(a(n)^2 - 3) with a(0) = 8. 1
 8, 488, 116212808, 1569502402942700328379688, 3866214585126515728777536857817155683642224883875510905654220958052649608 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 0,1 LINKS E. B. Escott, Rapid method for extracting a square root, Amer. Math. Monthly, 44 (1937), 644-646. FORMULA a(n) = (4 + sqrt(15))^(3^n) + (4 - sqrt(15))^(3^n). - Bruno Berselli, Feb 10 2017 a(n) = -2*cos(3^n * arccos(-4)). - Daniel Suteu, Feb 10 2017 MATHEMATICA RecurrenceTable[{a[0] == 8, a[n] == a[n-1]^3 - 3 a[n-1]}, a, {n, 8}] PROG (MAGMA) [n eq 1 select 8 else Self(n-1)^3 - 3*Self(n-1): n in [1..6]]; CROSSREFS Cf. similar sequences with initial value k: A001999 (k=3), A219160 (k=4), A219161 (k=5), A112845 (k=6), A002000 (k=7), this sequence (k=8), A282181 (k=9), A006242 (k=10), A006243 (k=198). Sequence in context: A332148 A109060 A259926 * A240398 A265231 A030654 Adjacent sequences:  A282177 A282178 A282179 * A282181 A282182 A282183 KEYWORD nonn AUTHOR Vincenzo Librandi, Feb 10 2017 STATUS approved

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