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A099784 a(n) = Sum_{k=0..floor(n/3)} C(n-k,2*k) * 2^k * (-2)^(n-3*k). 6
1, -2, 4, -6, 4, 16, -92, 312, -848, 1960, -3824, 5760, -3824, -15392, 88384, -299616, 814144, -1881344, 3669568, -5524608, 3657472, 14807680, -84909824, 287723520, -781639424, 1805843968, -3521371136, 5298829824 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,2

COMMENTS

In general a(n) = Sum_{k=0..floor(n/3)} C(n-k,2*k) * u^k * v^(n-3*k) has g.f. (1-v*x)/((1-v*x)^2 - u*x^2) and satisfies the recurrence a(n) = 2*u*v*a(n-1) - v^2*a(n-2) + u*a(n-3).

LINKS

G. C. Greubel, Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..1000

Index entries for linear recurrences with constant coefficients, signature (-4,-4,2).

FORMULA

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

a(n) = Sum_{k=0..floor(n/3)} C(n-k, 2*k)*2^(n-2*k)*(-1)^(n-3*k).

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

MAPLE

seq(coeff(series((1-2*x)/((1-2*x)^2 - 2*x^3), x, n+1), x, n), n = 0 .. 30); # G. C. Greubel, Sep 04 2019

MATHEMATICA

LinearRecurrence[{-4, -4, 2}, {1, -2, 4}, 30] (* G. C. Greubel, Sep 04 2019 *)

PROG

(PARI) my(x='x+O('x^30)); Vec((1-2*x)/((1-2*x)^2 - 2*x^3)) \\ G. C. Greubel, Sep 04 2019

(MAGMA) I:=[1, -2, 4]; [n le 3 select I[n] else -4*Self(n-1) - 4*Self(n-2) + 2*Self(n-3): n in [1..30]]; // G. C. Greubel, Sep 04 2019

(Sage)

def A099784_list(prec):

    P.<x> = PowerSeriesRing(ZZ, prec)

    return P((1-2*x)/((1-2*x)^2 - 2*x^3)).list()

A099784_list(30) # G. C. Greubel, Sep 04 2019

(GAP) a:=[1, -2, 4];; for n in [4..30] do a[n]:=-4*a[n-1]-4*a[n-2] + 2*a[n-3]; od; a; # G. C. Greubel, Sep 04 2019

CROSSREFS

Cf. A099780, A099781, A099782, A099783, A099785, A099786, A099787.

Sequence in context: A278259 A293473 A257080 * A082747 A127275 A242796

Adjacent sequences:  A099781 A099782 A099783 * A099785 A099786 A099787

KEYWORD

easy,sign

AUTHOR

Paul Barry, Oct 26 2004

STATUS

approved

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