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A270693 Alternating sum of centered 25-gonal numbers. 1
1, -25, 51, -100, 151, -225, 301, -400, 501, -625, 751, -900, 1051, -1225, 1401, -1600, 1801, -2025, 2251, -2500, 2751, -3025, 3301, -3600, 3901, -4225, 4551, -4900, 5251, -5625, 6001, -6400, 6801, -7225, 7651, -8100, 8551, -9025, 9501, -10000, 10501 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,2

COMMENTS

The absolute value alternating sum of centered k-gonal numbers gives concentric k-gonal numbers.

More generally, the ordinary generating function for the alternating sum of centered k-gonal numbers is (1 - (k - 2)*x + x^2)/((1 - x)*(1 + x)^3).

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=0..40.

OEIS Wiki, Centered polygonal numbers

Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Centered Polygonal Number

Index entries for linear recurrences with constant coefficients, signature (-2,0,2,1).

FORMULA

G.f.: (1 - 23*x + x^2)/((1 - x)*(1 + x)^3).

E.g.f.: (1/8)*(-21*exp(x) + (29 - 150*x + 50*x^2)*exp(-x)).

a(n) = -2*a(n-1) + 2*a(n-3) + a(n-4).

a(n) = ((-1)^n*(50*n^2 + 100*n + 29) - 21)/8.

MAPLE

A270693:=n->((-1)^n*(50*n^2 + 100*n + 29) - 21)/8: seq(A270693(n), n=0..100); # Wesley Ivan Hurt, Sep 18 2017

MATHEMATICA

LinearRecurrence[{-2, 0, 2, 1}, {1, -25, 51, -100}, 41]

Table[((-1)^n (50 n^2 + 100 n + 29) - 21)/8, {n, 0, 40}]

PROG

(PARI) x='x+O('x^100); Vec((1-23*x+x^2)/((1-x)*(1+x)^3)) \\ Altug Alkan, Mar 21 2016

(MAGMA) [((-1)^n*(50*n^2 + 100*n + 29) - 21)/8 : n in [0..40]]; // Wesley Ivan Hurt, Mar 21 2016

CROSSREFS

Cf. A262221 (centered 25-gonal numbers).

Cf. A032527, A032528, A077043, A077221, A195041, A195042, A195045, A195046, A195047, A195048, A195049, A195058, A195142, A195043, A195143, A195145, A195146, A195147, A195148, A195149, A195158.

Sequence in context: A042234 A042232 A273868 * A042240 A042242 A042244

Adjacent sequences:  A270690 A270691 A270692 * A270694 A270695 A270696

KEYWORD

easy,sign

AUTHOR

Ilya Gutkovskiy, Mar 21 2016

STATUS

approved

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