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 A258245 Irregular triangle (Beatty tree for Pi) as determined in Comments; a permutation of the nonnegative integers. 2

%I

%S 0,3,1,12,6,4,40,2,15,21,13,128,5,7,9,43,50,69,41,405,25,31,14,16,18,

%T 22,131,138,160,219,129,1275,8,10,53,59,72,81,100,42,44,47,51,70,408,

%U 414,436,505,691,406,4008,34,17,19,23,26,28,32,141,150,163,169

%N Irregular triangle (Beatty tree for Pi) as determined in Comments; a permutation of the nonnegative integers.

%C The Beatty tree for an irrational number r > 1 (such as r = Pi), is formed as follows. To begin, let s = r/(r-1), so that the sequences defined u and v defined by u(n) = floor(r*n) and v(n) = floor(s*n), for n >=1 are the Beatty sequences of r and s, and u and v partition the positive integers.

%C The tree T has root 0 with an edge to 3, and all other edges are determined as follows: if x is in u(v), then there is an edge from x to floor(r + r*x) and an edge from x to ceiling(x/r); otherwise there is an edge from x to floor(r + r*x). (Thus, the only branchpoints are the numbers in u(v).)

%C Another way to form T is by "backtracking" to the root 0. Let b(x) = floor[x/r] if x is in (u(n)), and b(x) = floor[r*x] if x is in (v(n)). Starting at any vertex x, repeated applications of b eventually reach 0. The number of steps to reach 0 is the number of the generation of T that contains x. (See Example for x = 8).

%C See A258212 for a guide to Beatty trees for various choices of r.

%e Rows (or generations, or levels) of T:

%e 0

%e 3

%e 1 12

%e 6 4 40

%e 2 21 15 13 128

%e 9 7 69 5 50 43 42 405

%e 31 25 22 219 18 16 160 14 138 131 129 1275

%e Generations 0 to 7 of the tree are drawn by the Mathematica program. In T, the path from 0 to 8 is (0,3,1,6,21,7,25,8). The path obtained by backtracking (i.e., successive applications of the mapping b in Comments) is (8,25,7,21,6,1,3,0).

%t r = Pi; k = 2000; w = Map[Floor[r #] &, Range[k]];

%t f[x_] := f[x] = If[MemberQ[w, x], Floor[x/r], Floor[r*x]];

%t b := NestWhileList[f, #, ! # == 0 &] &;

%t bs = Map[Reverse, Table[b[n], {n, 0, k}]];

%t generations = Table[DeleteDuplicates[Map[#[[n]] &, Select[bs, Length[#] > n - 1 &]]], {n, 8}]

%t paths = Sort[Map[Reverse[b[#]] &, Last[generations]]]

%t graph = DeleteDuplicates[Flatten[Map[Thread[Most[#] -> Rest[#]] &, paths]]]

%t TreePlot[graph, Top, 0, VertexLabeling -> True, ImageSize -> 800]

%t Map[DeleteDuplicates, Transpose[paths]] (* _Peter J. C. Moses_,May 21 2015 *)

%Y Cf. A022844, A258244 (path-length, 0 to n), A258212.

%K nonn,tabf,easy

%O 1,2

%A _Clark Kimberling_, Jun 08 2015

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