It is not an arithmetic sequence.
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A sequence is arithmetic if $a_2−a_1=a_3−a_2=a_4−a_3=a_5−a_4=...=d$ For the given sequence we have that: $a_2-a_1=2^2-1^2=4-1=3$ $a_3-a_2=3^2-2^2=9-4=5$ It is not an arithmetic sequence.
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