Brown's Criterion

A sequence {nu_i} of nondecreasing positive integers is complete iff

1. nu_1=1.

2. For all k=2, 3, ...,


A corollary states that a sequence for which nu_1=1 and nu_(k+1)<=2nu_k is complete (Honsberger 1985).

See also

Complete Sequence, Fibonacci Number, Fibonacci n-Step Number, Tribonacci Number

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Brown, J. L. Jr. "Notes on Complete Sequences of Integers." Amer. Math. Monthly 68, 557-560, 1961.Honsberger, R. Mathematical Gems III. Washington, DC: Math. Assoc. Amer., pp. 123-130, 1985.

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