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A123535 Recurrence from values at floor of a third and two-thirds. 1
1, 4, 8, 16, 17, 26, 32, 33, 43, 58, 59, 61, 73, 74, 90, 101, 102, 105, 124, 125, 127, 145, 146, 158, 170, 171, 175, 210, 211, 213, 217, 218, 237, 241, 242, 255, 280, 281, 283, 289, 290, 326, 344, 345, 348, 364, 365, 367, 388, 389, 394, 399, 400, 414, 459, 460 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET
0,2
COMMENTS
Roughly analogous to maximal number of comparisons for sorting n elements by binary insertion (A001855).
LINKS
Wikipedia, Akra-Bazzi method. As of 10 Nov 2006, this article correctly gives the asymptotic, but incorrectly refers to merge-sort rather than binary insertion sort.
FORMULA
a(0) = 1, for n>0: a(n) = a(floor(n/3)) + a(floor(2n/3)) + n + 1.
EXAMPLE
a(0) = 1 by definition.
a(1) = a(floor(1/3)) + a(floor(2/3)) + 1 + 1 = a(0) + a(0) + 2 = 4.
a(2) = a(floor(2/3)) + a(floor(4/3)) + 2 + 1 = a(0) + a(1) + 3 = 8.
a(3) = a(floor(3/3)) + a(floor(6/3)) + 3 + 1 = a(1) + a(2) + 4 = 16.
a(4) = a(floor(4/3)) + a(floor(8/3)) + 4 + 1 = a(1) + a(2) + 5 = 17.
a(5) = a(floor(5/3)) + a(floor(10/3)) + 5 + 1 = a(1) + a(3) + 6 = 26.
a(6) = a(floor(6/3)) + a(floor(12/3)) + 6 + 1 = a(2) + a(4) + 7 = 32.
MAPLE
A123535 := proc(n) options remember ; if n = 0 then RETURN(1) ; else RETURN(A123535(floor(n/3))+A123535(floor(2*n/3))+n+1) ; fi ; end: for n from 0 to 100 do printf("%d, ", A123535(n)) ; od : # R. J. Mathar, Jan 13 2007
MATHEMATICA
a[0] = 1; a[n_] := a[n] = a[Floor[n/3]] + a[Floor[2*n/3]] + n + 1;
Array[a, 100, 0] (* Paolo Xausa, Jun 27 2024 *)
CROSSREFS
Sequence in context: A242349 A309521 A072603 * A312765 A065192 A161994
KEYWORD
easy,nonn
AUTHOR
Jonathan Vos Post, Nov 11 2006
EXTENSIONS
Corrected and extended by R. J. Mathar, Jan 13 2007
a(0)=1 prepended by Paolo Xausa, Jun 27 2024
STATUS
approved

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