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A058883 The "Wild Numbers", from the novel of the same title (Version 1). 2
11, 67, 2, 4769, 67 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

Apparently these are completely fictional and there is no mathematical explanation. However, see the pseudo-wild 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), 2263-2267.

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), 97-108.

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: A030115 A091929 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

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