What about the following sequence?
If we take quotients of entries in the last row instead of differences, we see that every quotient is 4. So f''(n) is a geometric, not an arithmetic sequence (as in our earlier examples).
What is the ``antiderivative'' of ? Maybe we can figure this out if we can determined the ``derivative'' of .
So the ``antiderivative'' of is .
Now we can find a formula for the sequence.
This method works in general if is geometric.