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A143684 a(0) = a(1) = 0; thereafter a(n) = 2*a(n-1)*a(n-2) + 1. 2
0, 0, 1, 1, 3, 7, 43, 603, 51859, 62541955, 6486726488691, 811385112306041061811, 10526466601050236861337066646958803, 17082036570557873538131893815781561362696563088187144467, 359626974875792367278553795120318710475396935851854517275793126801351587742904492716786003 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,5

LINKS

Vincenzo Librandi, Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..19

A. V. Aho and N. J. A. Sloane, Some doubly exponential sequences, Fibonacci Quarterly, Vol. 11, No. 4 (1973), pp. 429-437, alternative link.

FORMULA

Equals A142471/2.

a(n) is about 1/2*c^(phi^n), where c = 1.27817816239858832577... and phi is the golden ratio. - Charles R Greathouse IV, Mar 21 2012, corrected by Vaclav Kotesovec, May 05 2015

MATHEMATICA

a[n_]:=a[n]=If[n<2, 0, 2*a[n-1]*a[n-2]+1]; Table[a[n], {n, 0, 15}] (* G. C. Greubel, May 29 2021 *)

PROG

(MAGMA) I:=[0, 0]; [n le 2 select I[n] else 2*Self(n-1)*Self(n-2)+1: n in [1..15]]; // Vincenzo Librandi, Nov 14 2011

(Sage)

def a(n): return 0 if (n<2) else 2*a(n-1)*a(n-2) + 1

[a(n) for n in (0..10)] # G. C. Greubel, May 29 2021

CROSSREFS

Cf. A000058, A007660, A142471.

Sequence in context: A019026 A181729 A162455 * A156893 A050639 A280717

Adjacent sequences:  A143681 A143682 A143683 * A143685 A143686 A143687

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

N. J. A. Sloane, based on email from Carla J. Garner-Bennett, Nov 13 2008

STATUS

approved

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