Given that n is a whole number, what is the next expression in this series of expressions, each of which is valid for all n?
n^0,
2n+1,
8n^2+6n+1,
32n^3+40n^2+12n+1
(In reply to
re(2): One possible answer to what's next by Dej Mar)
Yes.
Let (k)(a)(a1)=(k+1)(b)(b1); then (k+1)*(2b1)^2k*(2a1)^2=1.
The first solution is always {a,b}={1,1}, and the second {a,b}={2k+2},{2k+1}. Ignore the solutions {a} for the purpose of clarity.
Denote the function for each row of solutions for successive k as Fr, then for all k the third solution {b} is given by Fr(3{b})=8k^2+6k+1, the fourth Fr(4{b})=32k^3+40k^2+12k+1, etc. as per the series of expressions set out in the problem.
Call the function of the Pth row, Fr(P); then Fr(P) solves for any and all k as the Pth solution of the corresponding Pellian.
Edited on June 27, 2011, 10:25 pm

Posted by broll
on 20110627 22:22:10 