

A058883


The "Wild Numbers", from the novel of the same title (Version 1).


2




OFFSET

1,1


COMMENTS

Apparently these are completely fictional and there is no mathematical explanation. However, see the pseudowild numbers in A058971, A058972, A058973, A058977, A058988, A059175. See also the Lagarias article.


REFERENCES

P. Schogt, De Wilde Getallen, De Arbeiderspers, Amsterdam, 1998.
P. Schogt, The Wild Numbers, Four Walls Eight Windows Pub., New York, 2000.
D. F. Wallace, Rhetoric and the math melodrama, Science, 290 (Dec 22 2000), 22632267.
A number of other reviews of this book exist on the Web.


LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..5.
J. C. Lagarias, Wild and Wooley numbers, Amer. Math. Monthly, 113 (No. 2, 2006), 97108.
Christian Perfect, Integer sequence reviews on Numberphile (or vice versa), 2013.
P. Schogt, The Wild Number Problem: math or fiction?, arXiv:1211.6583 [math.HO], 2012.  From N. J. A. Sloane, Jan 03 2013
Another review


CROSSREFS

See A145833 for another version.
Sequence in context: A091929 A345036 A244304 * A141969 A142645 A201605
Adjacent sequences: A058880 A058881 A058882 * A058884 A058885 A058886


KEYWORD

nonn


AUTHOR

N. J. A. Sloane, Jan 08 2001


EXTENSIONS

Thanks to Enoch Haga for investigating these numbers (Jan 14 2001).


STATUS

approved



