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A273385 Number of active (ON,black) cells at stage 2^n-1 of the two-dimensional cellular automaton defined by "Rule 659", based on the 5-celled von Neumann neighborhood. 0
1, 5, 49, 225, 961, 3969, 16129, 65025, 261121, 1046529, 4190209, 16769025, 67092481, 268402689, 1073676289, 4294836225 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET
0,2
COMMENTS
Initialized with a single black (ON) cell at stage zero.
Conjecture: Rules 667, 723, 731, 931, 939, 947, 955, 995, 1003, 1011 and 1019 also generate this sequence. - Lars Blomberg, Jul 18 2016
REFERENCES
S. Wolfram, A New Kind of Science, Wolfram Media, 2002; p. 170.
LINKS
N. J. A. Sloane, On the Number of ON Cells in Cellular Automata, arXiv:1503.01168 [math.CO], 2015
Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Elementary Cellular Automaton
FORMULA
Conjecture: a(n) = 4*4^n - 4*2^n + 1, n>1. - Lars Blomberg, Jul 18 2016
Conjectures from Colin Barker, Dec 01 2016: (Start)
a(n) = 7*a(n-1) - 14*a(n-2) + 8*a(n-3) for n>4.
G.f.: (1 - 2*x + 28*x^2 - 56*x^3 + 32*x^4) / ((1 - x)*(1 - 2*x)*(1 - 4*x)).
(End)
MATHEMATICA
CAStep[rule_, a_]:=Map[rule[[10-#]]&, ListConvolve[{{0, 2, 0}, {2, 1, 2}, {0, 2, 0}}, a, 2], {2}];
code=659; stages=128;
rule=IntegerDigits[code, 2, 10];
g=2*stages+1; (* Maximum size of grid *)
a=PadLeft[{{1}}, {g, g}, 0, Floor[{g, g}/2]]; (* Initial ON cell on grid *)
ca=a;
ca=Table[ca=CAStep[rule, ca], {n, 1, stages+1}];
PrependTo[ca, a];
(* Trim full grid to reflect growth by one cell at each stage *)
k=(Length[ca[[1]]]+1)/2;
ca=Table[Table[Part[ca[[n]][[j]], Range[k+1-n, k-1+n]], {j, k+1-n, k-1+n}], {n, 1, k}];
on=Map[Function[Apply[Plus, Flatten[#1]]], ca] (* Count ON cells at each stage *)
Part[on, 2^Range[0, Log[2, stages]]] (* Extract relevant terms *)
CROSSREFS
Cf. A273384.
Sequence in context: A300113 A007406 A196326 * A058927 A083224 A352371
KEYWORD
nonn,more
AUTHOR
Robert Price, May 21 2016
EXTENSIONS
a(8)-a(15) from Lars Blomberg, Jul 18 2016
STATUS
approved

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