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A060816 a(0) = 1; a(n) = (5*3^(n-1) - 1)/2 for n > 0. 19
1, 2, 7, 22, 67, 202, 607, 1822, 5467, 16402, 49207, 147622, 442867, 1328602, 3985807, 11957422, 35872267, 107616802, 322850407, 968551222, 2905653667, 8716961002, 26150883007, 78452649022, 235357947067, 706073841202 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,2

COMMENTS

From Erich Friedman's math magic page 2nd paragraph under "Answers" section.

Let A be the Hessenberg matrix of order n, defined by: A[1,j] = 1, A[i,i] = 2,(i>1),  A[i,i-1] = -1, and A[i,j] = 0 otherwise. Then, for n >= 1, a(n) = (-1)^n*charpoly(A,-1). - Milan Janjic, Jan 26 2010

If n > 0 and H = hex number (A003215), then 9*H(a(n)) - 2 = H(a(n+1)), for example 9*H(2) - 2 = 9*19 - 2 = 169 = H(7). For n > 2, this is a subsequence of A017209, see formula. - Klaus Purath, Mar 31 2021

LINKS

Harry J. Smith, Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..200

Erich Friedman, Math. Magic

Index entries for linear recurrences with constant coefficients, signature (4,-3).

FORMULA

The following is a summary of formulas added over the past 18 years.

a(n) = 3*a(n-1) + 1; with a(0)=1, a(1)=2. - Jason Earls, Apr 29 2001

For n>0, a(n) = a(n-1)+5*3^(n-2) = (5*A003462(n)+1)/3 = a(n-1)+A005030(n-2). - Henry Bottomley, May 01 2001

From Colin Barker, Apr 24 2012: (Start)

a(n) = 4*a(n-1) - 3*a(n-2) for n > 2.

G.f.: (1-2*x+2*x^2)/((1-x)*(1-3*x)). (End)

a(n+1) = A134931(n) + 1. - Philippe Deléham, Apr 14 2013

For n > 0, A008343(a(n)) = 0. - Dmitry Kamenetsky, Feb 14 2017

For n > 0, a(n) = floor(3^n*5/6). - M. F. Hasler, Apr 06 2019

From Klaus Purath, Mar 31 2021: (Start)

a(n) = A017209(a(n-2)), n > 2.

a(n) = 2 + Sum_{i = 0..n-2} A005030(i).

a(n+1)*a(n+2) = a(n)*a(n+3) + 20*3^n, n > 1.

a(n) = 3^n - A007051(n-1). (End)

PROG

(PARI) { for (n=0, 200, if (n>1, a1=a=3*a1 + 1, if (n==0, a=1, a1=a=2)); write("b060816.txt", n, " ", a); ) } \\ Harry J. Smith, Jul 13 2009

(PARI) A060816(n)=if(n, 3^n*5\6, 1) \\ M. F. Hasler, Apr 06 2019

CROSSREFS

Equals A057198 - 1.

Cf. A005030 (first differences), A244762 (partial sums).

Sequence in context: A088211 A071684 A290917 * A171847 A037552 A308113

Adjacent sequences:  A060813 A060814 A060815 * A060817 A060818 A060819

KEYWORD

easy,nonn,changed

AUTHOR

Jason Earls, Apr 29 2001

EXTENSIONS

Edited by M. F. Hasler, Apr 06 2019 and by N. J. A. Sloane, Apr 09 2019

STATUS

approved

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