login
The OEIS Foundation is supported by donations from users of the OEIS and by a grant from the Simons Foundation.

 

Logo


Hints
(Greetings from The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences!)
A324664 Starting at n, a(n) is the smallest distance from zero for which the next move is a step away from zero, or zero if no such move is ever made, according to the following rules. On the k-th step (k=1,2,3,...) move a distance of k in the direction of zero. If the number landed on has been landed on before, move a distance of k away from zero instead. 1
0, 0, 1, 0, 3, 1, 0, 5, 4, 1, 0, 7, 6, 1, 4, 0, 7, 8, 7, 1, 2, 0, 5, 4, 1, 2, 7, 1, 0, 13, 2, 1, 10, 1, 1, 7, 0, 5, 1, 3, 2, 1, 10, 1, 2, 0, 17, 16, 1, 14, 1, 2, 11, 10, 1, 0, 1, 1, 17, 1, 15, 1, 1, 1, 11, 10, 0, 4, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 15, 1, 13, 1, 1, 0, 2, 1, 1 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,5

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=0..81.

David Nacin, A324664(n)/sqrt(n)

EXAMPLE

For n=2, the points visited are 2,1,-1,-4,0 with all moves being towards zero from the current position except for the move from -1 to -4.  Thus the closest distance to zero from which a move is made away from zero is a(2) = 1.

PROG

(Python)

#Sequences A324660-A324692 generated by manipulating this trip function

#spots - positions in order with possible repetition

#flee - positions from which we move away from zero with possible repetition

#stuck - positions from which we move to a spot already visited with possible repetition

def trip(n):

    stucklist = list()

    spotsvisited = [n]

    leavingspots = list()

    turn = 0

    forbidden = {n}

    while n != 0:

        turn += 1

        sign = n // abs(n)

        st = sign * turn

        if n - st not in forbidden:

            n = n - st

        else:

            leavingspots.append(n)

            if n + st in forbidden:

                stucklist.append(n)

            n = n + st

        spotsvisited.append(n)

        forbidden.add(n)

    return {'stuck':stucklist, 'spots':spotsvisited,

                'turns':turn, 'flee':leavingspots}

def minorzero(x):

    if x:

        return min(x)

    return 0

#Actual sequence

def a(n):

    d = trip(n)

    return minorzero([abs(i) for i in d['flee']])

CROSSREFS

Cf. A228474, A324660-A324692

Sequence in context: A245095 A154791 A121440 * A011084 A341103 A021326

Adjacent sequences:  A324661 A324662 A324663 * A324665 A324666 A324667

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

David Nacin, Mar 10 2019

STATUS

approved

Lookup | Welcome | Wiki | Register | Music | Plot 2 | Demos | Index | Browse | More | WebCam
Contribute new seq. or comment | Format | Style Sheet | Transforms | Superseeker | Recent
The OEIS Community | Maintained by The OEIS Foundation Inc.

License Agreements, Terms of Use, Privacy Policy. .

Last modified September 24 15:39 EDT 2021. Contains 347643 sequences. (Running on oeis4.)