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A055546 a(n) = (-1)^(n+1) * 2^n * n!^2. 7
-1, 2, -16, 288, -9216, 460800, -33177600, 3251404800, -416179814400, 67421129932800, -13484225986560000, 3263182688747520000, -939796614359285760000, 317651255653438586880000, -124519292216147926056960000, 56033681497266566725632000000 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET
0,2
COMMENTS
Coefficient of the Cayley-Menger determinant of order n.
A roller coaster has n rows of seats, each of which has room for two people. |a(n)| is the number of ways n men and n women can be seated with a man and a woman in each row. - Geoffrey Critzer, Dec 17 2011
The o.g.f. of 1/a(n) is -BesselI(0,i*sqrt(2*x)), with i the imaginary unit. See Abramowitz-Stegun (reference and link under A008277), p. 375, 9.6.10. - Wolfdieter Lang, Jan 10 2012
LINKS
Paul C. Kainen, Construction numbers: How to build a graph?, arXiv:2302.13186 [math.CO], 2023.
Usman A. Khan, Soummya Kar and Jose M. F. Moura, A novel geometric approach towards a linear theory for sensor localization, 2013.
Alan L. Mackay, On the regular heptagon, J. Math. Chemistry, vol. 21, 1997, 197-209.
Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Cayley-Menger Determinant.
FORMULA
E.g.f.: -arcsinh(x/sqrt(2))^2. - Vladeta Jovovic, Aug 30 2004
Sum_{n>=0} |a(n)|/(2*n+1)! = Pi/2. - Daniel Suteu, Feb 06 2017
a(n) = (-1)^(n+1) * A000079(n) * A001044(n). - Terry D. Grant, May 21 2017
From Amiram Eldar, Nov 18 2020: (Start)
Sum_{n>=0} 1/a(n) = (-1) * A334383.
Sum_{n>=0} (-1)^(n+1)/a(n) = A334381. (End)
MATHEMATICA
Table[(-1)^(n+1)2^n n!^2, {n, 0, 20}]
PROG
(PARI) a(n)={(-1)^(n+1) * 2^n * n!^2} \\ Andrew Howroyd, Nov 07 2019
CROSSREFS
Row of A340591 (in absolute values).
Sequence in context: A102599 A123744 A136796 * A009549 A254744 A009795
KEYWORD
sign
AUTHOR
EXTENSIONS
Terms a(14) and beyond from Andrew Howroyd, Nov 07 2019
STATUS
approved

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