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A079101 A repetition-resistant sequence. 13
0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 1, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 0, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 1, 1, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 1, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0, 1, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

a(n) = 0 or 1, chosen so as to maximize the number of different subsequences that are formed.

a(n+1)=1 if and only if (a(1),a(2),...,a(n),0), but not (a(1),a(2),...,a(n),1), has greater length of longest repeated segment than (a(1),a(2),...,a(n)) has.

In Feb, 2003, Alejandro Dau solved Problem 3 on the Unsolved Problems and Rewards website, thus establishing that every binary word occurs infinitely many times in this sequence.

Klaus Sutmer remarks (Jun 26 2006) that this sequence is very similar to the Ehrenfeucht-Mycielski sequence A007061. Both sequences have every finite binary word as a factor; in fact, essentially the same proof works for both sequences.

LINKS

Peter J. C. Moses, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..10000

A. Dau Secuencia Maximizadora de Subcadenas (Interactive Java generator of repetition-resistant sequences). [Broken link]

C. Kimberling, Unsolved Problems and Rewards.

C. Kimberling, Problem 2289, Crux Mathematicorum 23 (1997) 501.

EXAMPLE

a(7)=1 because (0,1,0,0,0,1,0) has repeated segment (0,1,0) of length 3, whereas (0,1,0,0,0,1,1) has no repeated segment of length 3.

CROSSREFS

Cf. A079136, A079335, A079336, A079337, A079338, A007061.

Sequence in context: A134667 A117943 A096268 * A076478 A091444 A091447

Adjacent sequences:  A079098 A079099 A079100 * A079102 A079103 A079104

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

Clark Kimberling, Jan 03 2003

STATUS

approved

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