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A177738 a(n) = floor( (x^n - x^(-n)) / (x - x^(-1)) ) where x= Pi-2. 1
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 20, 23, 26, 30, 35, 40, 46, 52, 60, 69, 78, 90, 103, 117, 134, 153, 175, 199, 228, 260, 297, 339, 387, 442, 505, 576, 658, 751, 858, 979, 1118, 1277, 1457, 1664, 1900, 2169, 2476, 2826 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,3

COMMENTS

The ratio a(n+1)/a(n) approaches Pi-2 as n approaches infinity, and is lower than even Salem polynomial expansions based on A073011.

The idea is the emulation of quadratic beta integer domains using a transcendental number base with a ratio below A073011.

LINKS

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

MATHEMATICA

Clear[a, n, b]; b = Pi - 2; a[n_] = (b^n - b^(-n))/(b - b^(-1));

Table[Floor[a[n]], {n, 0, 50}]

CROSSREFS

Cf. A073011, A029826, A000796

Sequence in context: A184115 A050418 A011869 * A134030 A226189 A235592

Adjacent sequences:  A177735 A177736 A177737 * A177739 A177740 A177741

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

Roger L. Bagula, May 12 2010

EXTENSIONS

Undefined terminology removed from the definition - The Assoc. Eds. of the OEIS, May 14 2010

STATUS

approved

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