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A140744 Arises in enumerating iterated point-line configurations. 1
4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 19, 22, 26, 30, 36, 43, 52, 63, 77, 95, 119, 151, 193, 249, 326, 433, 583, 795, 1102, 1551, 2220, 3233, 4796, 7254, 11194, 17643, 28432, 46898, 79271, 137464, 244869, 448658, 846699, 1648170, 3314300, 6895838 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET
1,1
COMMENTS
Lower bound of formula (12) on p.13. For some constants C1 and C2 the paper proves that C1*a(n) <= the number of points in the n-th stage <= C2*(4^4^n). Abstract: Begin with a set of four points in the real plane in general position. Add to this collection the intersection of all lines through pairs of these points. Iterate. Ismailescu and Radoivi'c (2003) showed that the limiting set is dense in the plane. We give doubly exponential upper and lower bounds on the number of points at each stage. The proof employs a variant of the Szemeredi-Trotter Theorem and an analysis of the "minimum degree" of the growing configuration.
LINKS
FORMULA
a(n) = Floor(4^(1.0488^n)).
EXAMPLE
a(50) = 3314300 because 4^(1.0488^50) = 3314300.96.
a(51) = 6895838 because 4^(1.0488^51) = 6895838.31.
a(52) = 14869970 because 4^(1.0488^52) = 14869970.9.
CROSSREFS
Sequence in context: A006264 A134994 A138195 * A179414 A361248 A139324
KEYWORD
easy,nonn,less
AUTHOR
Jonathan Vos Post, Jul 12 2008
STATUS
approved

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