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#26 2014-09-03 04:58:42

Agnishom
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Re: f(f(n))

No, I did not read it.


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#27 2014-09-03 05:01:31

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Re: f(f(n))

No, I did not read it.

Hahhahhaha, very good! Wunderbar!


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#28 2014-09-03 05:05:03

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Re: f(f(n))

Where did Somos get those reccurences from?


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#29 2014-09-03 05:08:33

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Re: f(f(n))

He is an expert in combinatorics and sequences. While I am an occasional contributor to the OEIS he is a major force. It is his knowledge of sequences that produces those. I know the technique but I lack the skill even with M. But as you should know RIPOSTP is allowed in problem solving.


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#30 2014-09-03 10:08:56

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Re: f(f(n))

Define a function as follows:

n ∈ [3,6]         f(n) = n + 3
n ∈ [9,18]       f(n) = n + 9
n ∈ [27,54]     f(n) = n + 27

in general:

n ∈ [3^k, 2 times 3^k]       f(n) = n + 3^k

n ∈ (6,9)         f(n) = n + 2n - 9
n ∈ (18,27)     f(n) = n + 2n - 27
n ∈ (54,81)     f9n) = n + 2n - 81

in general:

n ∈ (2 times 3^k, 3^(k+1))      f(n) = n + 2n - 3^(k+1)


f(2001) ?

As 1458 < 2001 < 2187   k = 6   and f(2001) = 2001 + (4002 - 2187) = 3816

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#31 2015-06-27 12:50:38

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Re: f(f(n))

Agnishom wrote:

Where did Somos get those reccurences from?

They come from the additive solution to the Cauchy equation, see p6 of Introduction to Functional Equations by Prasanna K. Sahoo.


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#32 2015-06-27 17:30:18

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Re: f(f(n))

Okay. Do you know why you revived this thread?


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#33 2015-06-27 18:20:18

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Re: f(f(n))

Some guy that has your username asked a question that I was unable to give a good answer to before. The book I was reading for another functional problem had a good answer.


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#34 2017-05-05 02:37:22

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Re: f(f(n))

Hi;

Much time has passed and some questions were not answered. I remedy that here.

Agnishom wrote:

your code, please?

a[n_] := 3 a[n/3] /; Mod[n, 3] == 0 && n > 1;

a[n_] := 2 a[(n - 1)/3] + a[(n - 1)/3 + 1] /; (Mod[n, 3] == 1 && n > 2);

a[n_] := a[(n - 2)/3] + 2 a[(n - 2)/3 + 1] /; (Mod[n, 3] == 2 && n > 3);
a[2001] /. a[1] -> 2 /. a[2] -> 3

3816

If you want to see M in action...

a[2001] // FullSimplify
Agnishom wrote:

What is J-rod?

A thing that exists in Nevada. Mind you I have never had access to this creature. It will only communicate with engineer types.


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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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#35 2017-06-04 23:49:45

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Re: f(f(n))

Is J-rod a supercomputer?


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