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 A240926 a(n) = 2 + L(2*n) = 2 + A005248(n), n >= 0, with the Lucas numbers (A000032). 16
 4, 5, 9, 20, 49, 125, 324, 845, 2209, 5780, 15129, 39605, 103684, 271445, 710649, 1860500, 4870849, 12752045, 33385284, 87403805, 228826129, 599074580, 1568397609, 4106118245, 10749957124, 28143753125, 73681302249, 192900153620, 505019158609 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 0,1 COMMENTS This sequence also gives the curvature of touching circles inscribed in a special way in the smaller segment of a circle of radius 5/4 divided by a chord of length 2. Consider a circle C of radius 5/4 (in some length units) with a chord of length 2. This has been chosen such that the larger sagitta also has length 2. The smaller sagitta has length 1/2. The input, besides the circle C, is the circle C_0 with radius R_0 = 1/4, touching the chord and circle C. The following sequence of circles C_n with radii R_n, n >= 1, is obtained from the condition that C_n touches i) the circle C, ii) the chord and iii) the circle C)(n-1). The circle curvatures C_n = 1/R_n, n >= 0, are conjectured to be a(n). See an illustration given in the link. As found by Wolfdieter Lang (see part II of the proof given by W. Lang in the link), this circle problem is related to the nonnegative solutions of the Pell equation X^2 - 5*Y^2 = 4: a(n) = 2 + X(n) = 2 + A005248(n). For the larger segment below the chord (with sagitta length 2) the sequence would be A115032, see W. Lang's proof given in part I of the link. If the circle radius and the sagitta length were both equal to 1, the curvature sequence would be A099938. LINKS G. C. Greubel, Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..2375 Kival Ngaokrajang, Illustration of initial terms. Wolfdieter Lang, Proof of the coincidence of a(n) with the touching circle problem (part II). Wolfdieter Lang, Figures for various touching circle problems. Index entries for linear recurrences with constant coefficients, signature (4,-4,1). FORMULA Conjectures (proved in the next entry) from Colin Barker, Aug 25 2014 (and Aug 27 2014): (Start) a(n) = (2 + ((1/2)*(3-sqrt(5)))^n + ((1/2)*(3+sqrt(5)))^n). a(n) = 4*a(n-1) - 4*a(n-2) + a(n-3). G.f.: -(5*x^2-11*x+4) / ((x-1)*(x^2-3*x+1)). (End) From Wolfdieter Lang, Aug 26 2014: (Start) a(n) = 2 + S(n, 3) - S(n-2, 3) = 2 + 2*S(n, 3)  - 3*S(n-1, 3). a(n) = 3*a(n-1) - a(n-2) - 2, n >= 1, with a(-1)= 5 and a(0) = 4 (from the S(n, 3) recurrence or from A005248). The first of the Colin Barker conjectures above is true because of the Binet-de Moivre formula for L(2*n) (see the Jul 24 2003 Dennis P. Walsh comment on A005248). With phi = (1+sqrt(5))/2, use 1/phi = phi-1, phi^2 = phi+1, (phi-1)^2 = 2 - phi. His third conjecture (the g.f.) follows from the g.f. of A005248 by adding 2/(1-x). His second conjecture (recurrence) with input a(-3) = 20, a(-2) = 9 and a(-1) = 5 (from the above given recurrence) leads to his g.f. with the expanded denominator. Thus all three conjectures are true. (End) a(n) = A005592(n) + 3, with n > 0. - Zino Magri, Feb 16 2015 a(n) = (phi^n + phi^(-n))^2, where phi = A001622 = (1 + sqrt(5))/2. - Diego Rattaggi, Jun 10 2020 Sum_{k>=0} 1/a(k) = A338303. - Amiram Eldar, Oct 22 2020 MATHEMATICA Table[2 + LucasL[2 n], {n, 0, 50}] (* Vincenzo Librandi, Oct 08 2015 *) PROG (MAGMA) [2+Lucas(2*n): n in [0..40]]; // Vincenzo Librandi, Oct 08 2015 (PARI) vector(100, n, n--; 2 + fibonacci(2*n-1) + fibonacci(2*n+1)) \\ Altug Alkan, Oct 08 2015 CROSSREFS Cf. A000032, A005248, A005592, A099938, A115032, A246638, A246639, A246640, A246641, A246642, A338303. Sequence in context: A216225 A276645 A293282 * A041032 A041993 A153068 Adjacent sequences:  A240923 A240924 A240925 * A240927 A240928 A240929 KEYWORD nonn,easy AUTHOR Kival Ngaokrajang, Aug 03 2014 EXTENSIONS Edited: name changed (after proof has been given in part II of the W. Lang link), comments rewritten, cross refs. and link to Chebyshev index added. - Wolfdieter Lang, Aug 26 2014 STATUS approved

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