Main Question or Discussion Point
Are there any techniques for doing this, or is it mainly a intuition and check process?
Sequences of the form f(n) where f is a polynomial function can be detected and analyzed by making "tables of differences" and looking for a row of zeroes in the table. The polynomial can be reconstructed from such a table. Systematic methods for reconstructing sequences based on mathematical formulae are treated in the mathematics known as "The Calculus Of Finite Differences".Are there any techniques for doing this, or is it mainly a intuition and check process?