

A186219


Adjusted joint rank sequence of (f(i)) and (g(j)) with f(i) before g(j) when f(i)=g(j), where f and g are the triangular numbers and squares. Complement of A186220.


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1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31, 32, 34, 36, 37, 39, 41, 43, 44, 46, 48, 49, 51, 53, 54, 56, 58, 60, 61, 63, 65, 66, 68, 70, 72, 73, 75, 77, 78, 80, 82, 83, 85, 87, 89, 90, 92, 94, 95, 97, 99, 101, 102, 104, 106, 107, 109, 111, 113, 114, 116, 118, 119, 121, 123, 124, 126, 128, 130, 131, 133, 135, 136, 138, 140, 142, 143, 145, 147, 148, 150, 152, 153, 155, 157, 159, 160, 162, 164, 165, 167, 169, 171
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OFFSET

1,2


COMMENTS

Suppose that f and g are strictly increasing functions for which (f(i)) and (g(j)) are integer sequences. If 0<d<1, the sets F={f(i): i>=1} and G={g(j)+d: j>=1} are clearly disjoint. Let f^=(inverse of f) and g^=(inverse of g). When the numbers in F and G are jointly ranked, the rank of f(n) is a(n):=n+floor(g^(f(n))d), and the rank of g(n)+d is b(n):=n+floor(f^(g(n))+d). Therefore, the sequences a and b are a complementary pair.
Although the sequences (f(i)) and (g(j)) may not be disjoint, the sequences (f(i)) and (g(j)+d) are disjoint, and this observation enables two types of adjusted joint rankings:
(1) if 0<d<1, we call a and b the "adjusted joint rank sequences of (f(i)) and (g(j)) with f(i) before g(j) when f(i)=g(j)"; (2) if 1<d<0, we call a and b the "adjusted joint rank sequences of (f(i)) and (g(j)) with f(i) after g(j) when f(i)=g(j)".
Using f(i)=ui^2+vi+w and g(j)=xj^2+yj+z, we can carry out adjusted joint rankings of any pair of polygonal sequences (triangular, square, pentagonal, etc.) In this case,
a(n)=n+floor((y+sqrt(4x(un^2+vn+wzd)+y^2))/(2x)),
b(n)=n+floor((v+sqrt(4u(xn^2+yn+zw+d)+v^2)/(2u)),
where a(n) is the rank of un^2+vn+w and b(n) is the rank
of xn^2+yn+z+d, where d must be chosen small enough, in
absolute value, that the sets F and G are disjoint.
Example: f=A000217 (triangular numbers) and g=A000290 (squares) yield adjusted rank sequences a=A186219 and b=A186220 for d=1/4 and a=A186221 and b=A186222 for d=1/4.


LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..100.


FORMULA

a(n)=n+floor(sqrt((n^2+n)21/4)), A186219.
b(n)=n+floor(1/2+sqrt(n^2+1/2)), A186220.


EXAMPLE

First, write
1..3...6..10..15...21..28..36..45... (triangular)
1....4.. 9......16...25....36....49.. (square)
Replace each number by its rank, where ties are settled by ranking the triangular number before the square:
a=(1,3,5,7,8,10,12,13,...)
b=(2,4,6,9,11,14,16,18,...).


MATHEMATICA

(* adjusted joint ranking of triangular numbers and squares, using general formula *)
d=1/4; u=1/2; v=1/2; w=0; x=1; y=0; z=0;
h[n_]:=y+(4x(u*n^2+v*n+wzd)+y^2)^(1/2);
a[n_]:=n+Floor[h[n]/(2x)]; (* rank of triangular n(n+1)/2 *)
k[n_]:=v+(4u(x*n^2+y*n+zw+d)+v^2)^(1/2);
b[n_]:=n+Floor[k[n]/(2u)]; (* rank of square n^2 *)
Table[a[n], {n, 1, 100}] (* A186219 *)
Table[b[n], {n, 1, 100}] (* A186220 *)


CROSSREFS

Cf. A186145 (joint ranks of squares and cubes),
A000217 (triangular numbers),
A000290 (squares),
A186220 (complement of A186119)
A186221 ("after" instead of "before")
A186222 (complement of A186221).
Sequence in context: A276224 A186342 A186315 * A185050 A083034 A213908
Adjacent sequences: A186216 A186217 A186218 * A186220 A186221 A186222


KEYWORD

nonn


AUTHOR

Clark Kimberling, Feb 15 2011


STATUS

approved



