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A193456 Paradigm shift sequence with procedure length p=4. 10
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 16, 20, 25, 30, 36, 42, 49, 56, 64, 80, 100, 125, 150, 180, 216, 252, 294, 343, 400, 500, 625, 750, 900, 1080, 1296, 1512, 1764, 2058, 2500, 3125, 3750, 4500, 5400, 6480, 7776, 9072, 10584, 12500, 15625, 18750, 22500, 27000 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET
1,2
COMMENTS
This sequence is the solution to the following problem: "Suppose you have the choice of using one of three production options: apply a simple action, bundle all existing actions (which requires p =4 steps), or apply the current bundled action. The first use of a novel bundle erases (or makes obsolete) all prior actions. How many total actions (simple) can be applied in n time steps?"
1. This problem is structurally similar to the Copy and Paste Keyboard problem: Existing sequences (A178715 and A193286) should be regarded as Paradigm-Shift Sequences with Procedural Lengths p=1 and 2, respectively.
2. The optimal number of pastes per copy, as measured by the geometric growth rate (p+z root of z), is z = 6. [Non-integer maximum between 5 and 6.]
3. The function a(n) = maximum value of the product of the terms k_i, where Sum (k_i) = n+ 4 - 4*i_max
4. All solutions will be of the form a(n) = m^b * (m+1)^d
LINKS
Jonathan T. Rowell, Solution Sequences for the Keyboard Problem and its Generalizations, Journal of Integer Sequences, Vol. 18 (2015), Article 15.10.7.
FORMULA
a(n) =
a(8:10) = 8; 9; 10 [C=1 below]
a(18:20) = 49; 56; 88 [C=2 below]
a(28:29) = 294; 343 [C=3 below]
a(38:39) = 1764; 2058 [C=4 below]
a(48) = 10584 [C=5 below]
a(58) = 63504 [C=6 below]
a(1:67) = m^(C-R) * (m+1)^R
where C = floor((n+2)/10) +1 [min C=1]
m = floor ((n+4)/C)-4, and R = n+4 mod C
a(n>=68) = 5^b * 6^(C-b-d) * 7^d
where C = floor((n+2)/10) +1
R = n+2 mod 10
b = max(0, 8-R); d = max(0, R-8)
Recursive: for n>=69, a(n)=6*a(n-10)
EXAMPLE
For n = 18, a(18) uses the general formula given for n in [1:67], but uses C=2 (rather than C=3). m = floor(22/2)-4 = 7; R = 22 mod 2 = 0; therefore a(18) = 7^(2-0)*8^0 = 49
For n=37, a(37) has: C = floor(39/10) +1 = 3+1=4. m = floor(41/4)-4 = 10-4=6, R = 41 mod 4 = 1; therefore, a(37) = 6^(4-1)*7^(1) = 6^3 *7 = 1512.
CROSSREFS
Paradigm shift sequences: A000792, A178715, A193286, A193455, A193456, and A193457 for p=0,1,...,5.
Sequence in context: A280863 A059765 A180479 * A143289 A064807 A235591
KEYWORD
nonn
AUTHOR
Jonathan T. Rowell, Jul 26 2011
STATUS
approved

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