

A007680


(2n+1)*n!.
(Formerly M2861)


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1, 3, 10, 42, 216, 1320, 9360, 75600, 685440, 6894720, 76204800, 918086400, 11975040000, 168129561600, 2528170444800, 40537905408000, 690452066304000, 12449059983360000, 236887827111936000, 4744158915944448000, 99748982335242240000
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OFFSET

0,2


COMMENTS

Denominators in series for sqrt(Pi/4)*erf(x): sqrt(Pi/4)*erf(x)= x/1  x^3/3 + x^5/10  x^7/42 + x^9/216 + ... This series is famous for its bad convergence if x > 1.
Appears to be the BinomialMean transform of A000354 (after truncating the first term of A000354). (See A075271 for the definition of BinomialMean.)  John W. Layman, Apr 16 2003
Number of permutations p of {1,2,...,n+2} such that maxp(i)i=n+1. Example: a(1)=3 since only the permutations 312,231 and 321 of {1,2,3} satisfy the given condition.  Emeric Deutsch, Jun 04 2003
Stirling transform of A000670(n+1)=[3,13,75,541,...] is a(n)=[3,10,42,216,...].  Michael Somos, Mar 04 2004
Stirling transform of a(n)=[2,10,42,216,...] is A052875(n+1)=[2,12,74,...].  Michael Somos, Mar 04 2004
A related sequence also arises in evaluating indefinite integrals of sec(x)^(2k+1), k=0, 1, 2, ... Letting u = sec(x) and d = sqrt(u^21), one obtains a(0) = ln(u+d) 2*k*a(k) = (2*k1)*u^(2*k1)*d + a(k1). Viewing these as polynomials in u gives 2^k*k!*a(k) = a(0) + d*Sum(i=0..k1){ (2*i+1)*i!*2^i*u^(2*i+1) }, which is easily proved by induction. Apart from the power of 2, which could be incorporated into the definition of u (or by looking at erf(ix/2)/ i (i=sqrt(1)), the sum's coefficients form our series and are the reciprocals of the power series terms for sqrt(Pi/4)*erf(ix/2)). This yields a direct but somewhat mysterious relationship between the power series of erf(x) and integrals involving sec(x).  William A. Huber (whuber(AT)quantdec.com), Mar 14 2002


REFERENCES

H. W. Gould, A class of binomial sums and a series transformation, Utilitas Math., 45 (1994), 7183.
N. J. A. Sloane and Simon Plouffe, The Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences, Academic Press, 1995 (includes this sequence).
N. Wirth, Systematisches Programmieren, 1975, exercise 9.3


LINKS

Vincenzo Librandi, Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..400
Emeric Deutsch, Problem Q915Math. Magazine, vol. 74, No. 5, 2001, p. 404.
M. Z. Spivey and L. L. Steil, The kBinomial Transforms and the Hankel Transform, J. Integ. Seqs. Vol. 9 (2006), #06.1.1.
Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Erf


FORMULA

E.g.f.: (1+x)/(1x)^2.
This is the binomial mean transform of A000354 (after truncating the first term). See Spivey and Steil (2006).  Michael Z. Spivey (mspivey(AT)ups.edu), Feb 26 2006
E.g.f.: (of aerated sequence) 1+x^2/2+sqrt(pi)*(x+x^3/4)*exp(x^2/4)*ERF(x/2).  Paul Barry, Apr 11 2010
G.f.: 1 + x*G(0), where G(k)= 1 + x*(k+1)/(1  (k+2)/(k+2 + (k+1)/G(k+1) )); (continued fraction).  Sergei N. Gladkovskii, Jul 08 2013
a(n2)=(A208528(n)+A208529(n))/2, for n>=2.  Luis Manuel Rivera MartÃnez, Mar 05 2014


MATHEMATICA

Table[(2n + 1)*n!, {n, 0, 20}]  Stefan Steinerberger, Apr 08 2006


PROG

(PARI) a(n)=if(n<0, 0, (2*n+1)*n!)
(MAGMA)[(2*n+1)*Factorial(n): n in [0..20]]; // Vincenzo Librandi, Aug 20 2011


CROSSREFS

From Johannes W. Meijer, Nov 12 2009: (Start)
Appears in A167546.
Equals the rows sums of A167556.
(End)
Sequence in context: A030964 A030867 A186360 * A232606 A185621 A190657
Adjacent sequences: A007677 A007678 A007679 * A007681 A007682 A007683


KEYWORD

nonn,easy


AUTHOR

N. J. A. Sloane


STATUS

approved



