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## #76 2013-04-18 00:35:52

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### Re: Julianthemath's number 3

That is very good, you kept the dominant terms.

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## #77 2013-04-18 00:44:51

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### Re: Julianthemath's number 3

Exactly. They seem to do the job good enough. I will try getting the closed form analitically today.

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## #78 2013-04-18 00:51:43

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### Re: Julianthemath's number 3

Uh wait. That is the analytical answer up there. So you will looking for a shorter one?

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## #79 2013-04-18 00:53:59

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You didn't get it by analityc methods. You used M's FindSequenceFunction command. I want to see if I can get the answer analitically.

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## #80 2013-04-18 00:59:26

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### Re: Julianthemath's number 3

All you provided me was with your original algorithm. I had to use the sequence. And why not just try induction and prove the a_n is correct?

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## #81 2013-04-18 01:11:39

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### Re: Julianthemath's number 3

Do you think there is a nicer reccurence for the sequence?

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## #82 2013-04-18 01:13:50

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### Re: Julianthemath's number 3

Maybe. The weirdest thing is that sequences can have more than one difference equation.

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## #83 2013-04-18 01:54:36

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I have the difference equation. It's a[n+4]-4a[n+2]-a[n]+4a[n-2]=0. Don't ask how I got it!

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## #84 2013-04-18 01:56:00

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I am going to ask just that.

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## #85 2013-04-18 01:57:42

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It is a bit tough to explain. I played a little bit of spot-the-pattern...

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## #86 2013-04-18 01:59:41

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### Re: Julianthemath's number 3

The solution to that will probably be longer than the other one.

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## #87 2013-04-18 02:01:24

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I think you will get the same solution.

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## #88 2013-04-18 02:04:20

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### Re: Julianthemath's number 3

Possibly, or the trigonometric terms will be replaced by (-1)^n or something like that.

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## #89 2013-04-18 02:13:04

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The trigonometric terms will be replaced by i^n and (-i)^n.

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## #90 2013-04-18 02:16:56

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### Re: Julianthemath's number 3

Yes, that is possible too but I would not exactly call that simpler.

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## #91 2013-04-18 02:26:28

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True. But the reduced form looks really nice, though!

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## #92 2013-04-18 02:28:04

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### Re: Julianthemath's number 3

It is an asymptotic form yes? It is supposed to be shorter and easier to compute.

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## #93 2013-04-18 02:29:53

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Yes. It looks much much prettier than the nasty exact one.

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## #94 2013-04-18 02:33:02

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### Re: Julianthemath's number 3

But you possibly missed the forest for the trees.

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## #95 2013-04-18 02:41:46

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How?

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## #96 2013-04-18 02:44:19

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### Re: Julianthemath's number 3

It appears there might be a pattern worth investigating that is much simpler. It may not hold but it is worth a look. You have to get out of the box axiomatic math puts you in. It is small, dark and has little air.

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## #97 2013-04-18 02:47:50

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### Re: Julianthemath's number 3

Which pattern? In the binary representation? That is the one I used to get the difference equation.

Hm, could you do asymptotic_a[n]-a[n] for me?

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## #98 2013-04-18 02:50:51

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### Re: Julianthemath's number 3

One question at a time can be investigated well. This one is more important.

Which pattern? In the binary representation?

No, not that one. Look below, is there anything cooking?

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## #99 2013-04-18 02:56:39

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### Re: Julianthemath's number 3

Well, they approach 1. That is why my formula is an asymptotic one. I also notice that every fourth term repeats two terms later. I do not notice anything else.

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## #100 2013-04-18 03:04:20

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### Re: Julianthemath's number 3

Yes, the differences between the asymptotic form and the actual answer follow a pattern.

1,3, then 1,1,1,3...

This suggests 2 recurrences and just adding the appropriate constant. Now you would have a short exact answer.

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Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.
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