

A298004


Solution b( ) of the complementary equation a(n) = a(1)*b(n1)  a(0)*b(n2) + 3*n, where a(0) = 1, a(1) = 2, b(0) = 3, b(1) = 4, and (b(n)) is the increasing sequence of positive integers not in (a(n)). See Comments.


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3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 55, 56, 58, 59, 60, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 71, 72, 73, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86
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OFFSET

0,1


COMMENTS

The increasing complementary sequences a() and b() are uniquely determined by the titular equation and initial values. The solution a( ) is given at A297836. See A297830 for a guide to related sequences.
Conjecture: 7/10 < a(n)  n*L < 3 for n >= 1, where L = (1 + sqrt(13))/2.


LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=0..65.
Clark Kimberling, Complementary equations, J. Int. Seq. 19 (2007), 113.


MATHEMATICA

a[0] = 1; a[1] = 2; b[0] = 3; b[1] = 4;
a[n_] := a[n] = a[1]*b[n  1]  a[0]*b[n  2] + 3 n;
j = 1; While[j < 80000, k = a[j]  j  1;
While[k < a[j + 1]  j + 1, b[k] = j + k + 2; k++]; j++]; k
u = Table[a[n], {n, 0, k}]; (* A297836 *)
v = Table[b[n], {n, 0, k}]; (* A298004 *)
Take[u, 50]
Take[v, 50]


CROSSREFS

Cf. A297830, A297836.
Sequence in context: A091213 A211347 A258777 * A039238 A299532 A026432
Adjacent sequences: A298001 A298002 A298003 * A298005 A298006 A298007


KEYWORD

nonn,easy


AUTHOR

Clark Kimberling, Feb 09 2018


STATUS

approved



