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 A142998 a(0) = 0, a(1) = 1, a(n+1) = (2*n^2+2*n+21)*a(n) - n^4*a(n-1). 3
 0, 1, 25, 809, 34380, 1890076, 131608656, 11369370384, 1196133878016, 150793148779776, 22461588531072000, 3905311348190592000, 784153616550893568000, 180142618195367442432000 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 0,3 COMMENTS This is the case m = 4 of the general recurrence a(0) = 0, a(1) = 1, a(n+1) = (2*n^2+2*n+m^2+m+1)*a(n) - n^4*a(n-1) (we suppress the dependence of a(n) on m), which arises when accelerating the convergence of the series sum {k = 1..inf} 1/k^2 for the constant zeta(2). See A142995 for remarks on the general case. REFERENCES Bruce C. Berndt, Ramanujan's Notebooks Part II, Springer-Verlag. LINKS FORMULA a(n) = n!^2*p(n)*sum {k = 1..n} 1/(k^2*p(k-1)*p(k)), where p(n) = (35*n^4+70*n^3+85*n^2+50*n+12)/12 = A008384(n) is the polynomial that gives the crystal ball sequence for the A_4 lattice. Recurrence: a(0) = 0, a(1) = 1, a(n+1) = (2*n^2+2*n+21)*a(n) - n^4*a(n-1). The sequence b(n):= n!^2*p(n) satisfies the same recurrence with the initial conditions b(0) = 0, b(1) = 21. Hence we obtain the finite continued fraction expansion a(n)/b(n) = 1/(21-1^4/(25-2^4/(33-3^4/(45-...-(n-1)^4/(2*n^2-2*n+21))))), for n >=2. Thus the behavior of a(n) for large n is given by lim n -> infinity a(n)/b(n) = 1/(21-1^4/(25-2^4/(33-3^4/(45-...-n^4/((2*n^2+2*n+21)-...))))) = sum {k = 1..inf} 1/(k^2*p(k-1)*p(k)) = zeta(2) - 2*(1-1/4+1/9-1/16). The final equality follows from a result of Ramanujan; see [Berndt, Chapter 12, Corollary to Entry 31] (replace x by 2x+1 in the corollary and apply Entry 14). MAPLE p := n -> (35*n^4+70*n^3+85*n^2+50*n+12)/12: a := n -> n!^2*p(n)*sum (1/(k^2*p(k-1)*p(k)), k = 1..n): seq(a(n), n = 0..20); CROSSREFS Cf. A008384, A001819, A142995, A142996, A142997. Sequence in context: A223228 A132540 A337247 * A218479 A183879 A246761 Adjacent sequences: A142995 A142996 A142997 * A142999 A143000 A143001 KEYWORD easy,nonn AUTHOR Peter Bala, Jul 18 2008 STATUS approved

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