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A056594 Periodic sequence 1,0,-1,0,...; expansion of 1/(1 + x^2). 91

%I

%S 1,0,-1,0,1,0,-1,0,1,0,-1,0,1,0,-1,0,1,0,-1,0,1,0,-1,0,1,0,-1,0,1,0,

%T -1,0,1,0,-1,0,1,0,-1,0,1,0,-1,0,1,0,-1,0,1,0,-1,0,1,0,-1,0,1,0,-1,0,

%U 1,0,-1,0,1,0,-1,0,1,0,-1,0,1,0,-1,0,1,0,-1,0,1,0,-1,0,1,0,-1,0,1,0,-1,0,1,0

%N Periodic sequence 1,0,-1,0,...; expansion of 1/(1 + x^2).

%C G.f. is inverse of cyclotomic(4,x). Unsigned: A000035(n+1).

%C Real part of i^n and imaginary part of i^(n+1), i=sqrt(-1). - _Reinhard Zumkeller_, Jul 22 2007

%C The BINOMIAL transform generates A009116(n); the inverse BINOMIAL transform generates (-1)^n*A009116(n). - _R. J. Mathar_, Apr 07 2008

%C a(n-1), n >= 1, is the nontrivial Dirichlet character modulo 4, called Chi_2(4;n) (the trivial one is Chi_1(4;n) given by periodic(1,0) = A000035(n)). See the Apostol reference, p. 139, the k = 4, phi(k) = 2 table. - _Wolfdieter Lang_, Jun 21 2011

%C a(n-1), n >= 1, is the character of the Dirichlet beta function. - _Daniel Forgues_, Sep 15 2012

%C a(n-1), n >= 1, is also the (strongly) multiplicative function h(n) of Theorem 5.12, p. 150, of the Niven-Zuckerman reference. See the formula section. This function h(n) can be employed to count the integer solutions to n = x^2 + y^2. See A002654 for a comment with the formula. - _Wolfdieter Lang_, Apr 19 2013

%C This sequence is duplicated in A101455 but with offset 1. - _Gary Detlefs_, Oct 04 2013

%D T. M. Apostol, Introduction to Analytic Number Theory, Springer-Verlag, 1986.

%D I. S. Gradstein and I. M. Ryshik, Tables of series, products, and integrals, Volume 1, Verlag Harri Deutsch, 1981.

%D Ivan Niven and Herbert S. Zuckerman, An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers, New York: John Wiley (1980), p. 150.

%H Vincenzo Librandi, <a href="/A056594/b056594.txt">Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..1000</a>

%H Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, <a href="http://mathworld.wolfram.com/KroneckerSymbol.html">Kronecker Symbol.</a>

%H Wikipedia, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirichlet_beta_function">Dirichlet beta function</a>

%H Wikipedia, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kronecker_symbol">Kronecker Symbol.</a>

%H <a href="/index/Rec#order_02">Index entries for linear recurrences with constant coefficients</a>, signature (0, -1).

%H <a href="/index/Ch#Cheby">Index entries for sequences related to Chebyshev polynomials.</a>

%H <a href="/index/Pol#poly_cyclo_inv">Index to sequences related to inverse of cyclotomic polynomials</a>

%F G.f.: 1/(1+x^2).

%F E.g.f.: cos(x).

%F a(n) = (1/2)*((-i)^n + i^n), where i = sqrt(-1). - _Mitch Harris_, Apr 19 2005

%F a(n) = (1/2)*((-1)^(n+floor(n/2)) + (-1)^floor(n/2)).

%F Recurrence: a(n)=a(n-4), a(0)=1, a(1)=0, a(2)=-1, a(3)=0.

%F Also a(n) = -a(n-2) for n>1; a(n) = A010892(A001651(n+1)); a(n) = (-(n mod 4)-(n+1 mod 4)+(n+2 mod 4)+(n+3 mod 4))/4 (cf. forms of modular arithmetic of _Paolo P. Lava_, see A146094). [_Bruno Berselli_, Feb 08 2011]

%F a(n) = cos(n*Pi/2), with n>=0. - _Paolo P. Lava_, Aug 02 2006

%F a(n) = T(n, 0) = A053120(n, 0); T(n, x) Chebyshev polynomials of the first kind. - _Wolfdieter Lang_, Aug 21 2009

%F a(n) = S(n, 0)= A049310(n, 0); S(n, x) := U(n, x/2), Chebyshev polynomials of 2nd kind.

%F Sum_{k>=0} a(k)/(k+1) = Pi/4. - _Jaume Oliver Lafont_, Mar 30 2010

%F a(n) = Sum_{k, 0<=k<=n} A101950(n,k)*(-1)^k. - _Philippe Deléham_, Feb 10 2012

%F a(n) = (1/2)*(1+(-1)^n)*(-1)^(n/2). [_Bruno Berselli_, Mar 13 2012]

%F a(0) = 1, a(n-1) = 0 if n is even, a(n-1) = product((-1)^(e_j*(p_j-1)/2), j = 1..m) if the odd n-1 = p_1^(e_1)*p_2^(e_2)* ...*p_m^(e_m) with distinct odd primes p_j, j=1..m. See the function h(n) of Theorem 5.12 of the Niven-Zuckerman reference. - _Wolfdieter Lang_, Apr 19 2013

%F a(n) = (-4/(n+1)), n >= 0, where (k/n) is the Kronecker symbol. See the Eric Weisstein and Wikipedia links. Thanks to Wesley Ivan Hurt. - _Wolfdieter Lang_, May 31 2013

%F a(n) = R(n,0)/2 with the row polynomials R of A127672. This follows from the product of the zeros of R, and the formula product(2*cos((2*k+1)*Pi/(2*n)), k=0..n-1) = (1 + (-1)^n)*(-1)^(n/2), n >= 1 (see the Gradstein and Ryshik reference, p. 63, 1.396 4., with x = sqrt(-1)). - _Wolfdieter Lang_, Oct 21 2013

%F a(n) = Sum_{k=0..n} i^(k*(k+1)), where i=sqrt(-1). [_Bruno Berselli_, Mar 11 2015]

%F Dirichlet g.f. of a(n) shifted right: L(chi_2(4),s) = beta(s) = (1-2^(-s))*(D.g.f. of A034947), see comments by Lang and Forgues. - _Ralf Stephan_, Mar 27 2015

%e With a(n-1) = h(n) of Niven-Zuckerman: a(62) = h(63) = h(3^2*7^1) = (-1)^(2*1)*(-1)^(1*3) = -1 = h(3)^2*h(7) = a(2)^2*a(6) = (-1)^2*(-1) = -1. - _Wolfdieter Lang_, Apr 19 2013

%p A056594 := n->(1-irem(n,2))*(-1)^iquo(n,2); # _Peter Luschny_, Jul 27 2011

%t CoefficientList[Series[1/(1 + x^2), {x, 0, 50}], x]

%t a[n_]:= KroneckerSymbol[-4,n+1];Table[a[n],{n,0,93}]. (* Thanks to _Jean-François Alcover_. - _Wolfdieter Lang_, May 31 2013 *)

%t CoefficientList[Series[1/Cyclotomic[4, x], {x, 0, 100}], x] (* _Vincenzo Librandi_, Apr 03 2014 *)

%o (PARI) {a(n) = real( I^n )}

%o (PARI) {a(n) = kronecker(-4, n+1) }

%o (MAGMA) &cat[ [1, 0, -1, 0]: n in [0..23] ]; // _Bruno Berselli_, Feb 08 2011

%o (Maxima) A056594(n) := block(

%o [1,0,-1,0][1+mod(n,4)]

%o )$ /* _R. J. Mathar_, Mar 19 2012 */

%Y Cf. A049310, A074661, A131852, A002654.

%K sign,easy

%O 0,1

%A _Wolfdieter Lang_, Aug 04 2000

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