

A001359


Lesser of twin primes.
(Formerly M2476 N0982)


659



3, 5, 11, 17, 29, 41, 59, 71, 101, 107, 137, 149, 179, 191, 197, 227, 239, 269, 281, 311, 347, 419, 431, 461, 521, 569, 599, 617, 641, 659, 809, 821, 827, 857, 881, 1019, 1031, 1049, 1061, 1091, 1151, 1229, 1277, 1289, 1301, 1319, 1427, 1451, 1481, 1487, 1607
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OFFSET

1,1


COMMENTS

Also, solutions to phi(n + 2) = sigma(n).  Conjectured by Jud McCranie, Jan 03 2001; proved by Reinhard Zumkeller, Dec 05 2002
The set of primes for which the weight as defined in A117078 is 3 gives this sequence except for the initial 3.  Rémi Eismann, Feb 15 2007
The set of lesser of twin primes larger than three is a proper subset of the set of primes of the form 3n  1 (A003627).  Paul Muljadi, Jun 05 2008
It is conjectured that A113910(n+4) = a(n+2) for all n.  Creighton Dement, Jan 15 2009
I would like to conjecture that if f(x) is a series whose terms are x^n, where n represents the terms of sequence A001359, and if we inspect {f(x)}^5, the conjecture is that every term of the expansion, say a_n * x^n, where n is odd and at least equal to 15, has a_n >= 1. This is not true for {f(x)}^k, k = 1, 2, 3 or 4, but appears to be true for k >= 5.  Paul Bruckman (pbruckman(AT)hotmail.com), Feb 03 2009
A164292(a(n)) = 1; A010051(a(n)  2) = 0 for n > 1.  Reinhard Zumkeller, Mar 29 2010
From Jonathan Sondow, May 22 2010: (Start)
About 15% of primes < 19000 are the lesser of twin primes. About 26% of Ramanujan primes A104272 < 19000 are the lesser of twin primes.
About 46% of primes < 19000 are Ramanujan primes. About 78% of the lesser of twin primes < 19000 are Ramanujan primes.
A reason for the jumps is in Section 7 of "Ramanujan primes and Bertrand's postulate" and in Section 4 of "Ramanujan Primes: Bounds, Runs, Twins, and Gaps". (End)
Primes generated by sequence A040976.  Odimar Fabeny, Jul 12 2010
Primes of the form 2*n  3 with 2*n  1 prime n > 2. Primes of the form (n^2  (n2)^2)/2  1 with (n^2  (n2)^2)/2 + 1 prime so sum of two consecutive odd numbers/2  1.  Pierre CAMI, Jan 02 2012
Solutions of the equation n' + (n+2)' = 2, where n' is the arithmetic derivative of n.  Paolo P. Lava, Dec 18 2012
Conjecture: For any integers n >= m > 0, there are infinitely many integers b > a(n) such that the number sum_{k = m}^n a(k)*b^(nk) (i.e., (a(m), ..., a(n)) in base b) is prime; moreover, when m = 1 there is such an integer b < (n+6)^2.  ZhiWei Sun, Mar 26 2013
Except for the initial 3, all terms are congruent to 5 mod 6. One consequence of this is that no term of this sequence appears in A030459.  Alonso del Arte, May 11 2013
Aside from the first term, all terms have digital root 2, 5, or 8.  J. W. Helkenberg, Jul 24 2013
The sequence provides all solutions to the generalized Winkler conjecture (A051451) aside from all multiples of 6. Specifically, these solutions start from n = 3 as a(n)  3. This gives 8, 14, 26, 38, 56, ... An example from the conjecture is solution 38 from twin prime pairs (3, 5), (41, 43).  Bill McEachen, May 16 2014
Conjecture: a(n)^(1/n) is a strictly decreasing function of n. Namely a(n+1)^(1/(n+1)) < a(n)^(1/n) for all n. This conjecture is true for all a(n) <= 1121784847637957.  Jahangeer Kholdi and Farideh Firoozbakht, Nov 21 2014
a(n) are the only primes, p(j), such that (p(j+m)  p(j)) divides (p(j+m) + p(j)) for some m > 0, where p(j) = A000040(j). For all such cases m=1. It is easy to prove, for j > 1, the only common factor of (p(j+m)  p(j)) and (p(j+m) + p(j)) is 2, and there are no common factors if j = 1. Thus, p(j) and p(j+m) are twin primes. Also see A067829 which includes the prime 3.  Richard R. Forberg, Mar 25 2015
Primes prime(k) such that prime(k)! == 1 (mod prime(k+1)) with the exception of prime(991) = 7841 and other unknown primes prime(k) for which (prime(k)+1)*(prime(k)+2)*...*(prime(k+1)2) == 1 (mod prime(k+1)) where prime(k+1)  prime(k) > 2.  Thomas Ordowski and Robert Israel, Jul 16 2016
For the twin prime criterion of Clement see the link. In Ribenboim, pp. 259260 a more detailed proof is given.  Wolfdieter Lang, Oct 11 2017
Conjecture: Half of the twin prime pairs can be expressed as 8n + M where M > 8n and each value of M is a distinct composite integer with no more than two prime factors. For example, when n=1, M=21 as 8 + 21 = 29, the lesser of a twin prime pair.  Martin Michael Musatov, Dec 14 2017
For a discussion of bias in the distribution of twin primes, see my article on the Vixra web site.  Waldemar Puszkarz, May 08 2018


REFERENCES

Milton Abramowitz and Irene A. Stegun, eds., Handbook of Mathematical Functions, National Bureau of Standards Applied Math. Series 55, 1964 (and various reprintings), p. 870.
T. M. Apostol, Introduction to Analytic Number Theory, SpringerVerlag, 1976, page 6.
P. Ribenboim, The New Book of Prime Number Records, SpringerVerlag NY 1996, pp. 259260.
N. J. A. Sloane, A Handbook of Integer Sequences, Academic Press, 1973 (includes this sequence).
N. J. A. Sloane and Simon Plouffe, The Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences, Academic Press, 1995 (includes this sequence).


LINKS

Chris K. Caldwell, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..100000
Milton Abramowitz and Irene A. Stegun, eds., Handbook of Mathematical Functions, National Bureau of Standards, Applied Math. Series 55, Tenth Printing, 1972 [alternative scanned copy].
Chris K. Caldwell, First 100000 Twin Primes
Chris K. Caldwell, Twin Primes
Chris K. Caldwell, Largest known twin primes
Chris K. Caldwell, Twin primes
Chris K. Caldwell, The prime pages
P. A. Clement, Congruences for sets of primes, American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 56,1 (1949), 2325.
Harvey Dubner, Twin Prime Statistics, Journal of Integer Sequences, Vol. 8 (2005), Article 05.4.2.
Andrew Granville and Greg Martin, Prime number races, Amer. Math. Monthly, 113 (No. 1, 2006), 133.
Thomas R. Nicely, Home page, which has extensive tables.
Thomas R. Nicely, Enumeration to 10^14 of the twin primes and Brun's constant, Virginia Journal of Science, 46:3 (Fall, 1995), 195204.
Omar E. Pol, Determinacion geometrica de los numeros primos y perfectos.
Waldemar Puszkarz, Statistical Bias in the Distribution of Prime Pairs and Isolated Primes, vixra:1804.0416 (2018)
Fred Richman, Generating primes by the sieve of Eratosthenes
Maxie D. Schmidt, New Congruences and Finite Difference Equations for Generalized Factorial Functions, arXiv:1701.04741 [math.CO], 2017.
P. Shiu, A Diophantine Property Associated with Prime Twins, Experimental mathematics 14 (1) (2005)
Jonathan Sondow, Ramanujan primes and Bertrand's postulate, Amer. Math. Monthly, 116 (2009) 630635.
Jonathan Sondow, J. W. Nicholson, and T. D. Noe, Ramanujan Primes: Bounds, Runs, Twins, and Gaps, J. Integer Seq. 14 (2011) Article 11.6.2
Jonathan Sondow and Emmanuel Tsukerman, The padic order of power sums, the ErdosMoser equation, and Bernoulli numbers, arXiv:1401.0322 [math.NT], 2014; see section 4.
Terence Tao, Obstructions to uniformity and arithmetic patterns in the primes, arXiv:math/0505402 [math.NT], 2005.
Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Twin Primes
Index entries for primes, gaps between


FORMULA

a(n) = A077800(2n1).
A001359 = { n  A071538(n1) = A071538(n)1 } ; A071538(A001359(n)) = n.  M. F. Hasler, Dec 10 2008
A001359 = { prime(n) : A069830(n) = A087454(n) }.  JuriStepan Gerasimov, Aug 23 2011
a(n) = prime(A029707(n)).  R. J. Mathar, Feb 19 2017


MAPLE

select(k>isprime(k+2), select(isprime, [$1..1616])); # Peter Luschny, Jul 21 2009
A001359 := proc(n)
option remember;
if n = 1
then 3;
else
p := nextprime(procname(n1)) ;
while not isprime(p+2) do
p := nextprime(p) ;
end do:
p ;
end if;
end proc: # R. J. Mathar, Sep 03 2011


MATHEMATICA

Select[Prime[Range[253]], PrimeQ[# + 2] &] (* Robert G. Wilson v, Jun 09 2005 *)
a[n_] := a[n] = (p = NextPrime[a[n  1]]; While[!PrimeQ[p + 2], p = NextPrime[p]]; p); a[1] = 3; Table[a[n], {n, 51}] (* JeanFrançois Alcover, Dec 13 2011, after R. J. Mathar *)
nextLesserTwinPrime[p_Integer] := Block[{q = p + 2}, While[NextPrime@ q  q > 2, q = NextPrime@ q]; q]; NestList[nextLesserTwinPrime@# &, 3, 50] (* Robert G. Wilson v, May 20 2014 *)


PROG

(PARI) A001359(n, p=3) = { while( p+2 < (p=nextprime( p+1 ))  n>0, ); p2}
/* The following gives a reasonably good estimate for any value of n from 1 to infinity; compare to A146214. */
A001359est(n) = solve( x=1, 5*n^2/log(n+1), 1.320323631693739*intnum(t=2.02, x+1/x, 1/log(t)^2)log(x) +.5  n)
/* The constant is A114907; the expression in front of +.5 is an estimate for A071538(x) */ \\ M. F. Hasler, Dec 10 2008
(MAGMA) [n: n in PrimesUpTo(1610)  IsPrime(n+2)]; // Bruno Berselli, Feb 28 2011
(Haskell)
a001359 n = a001359_list !! (n1)
a001359_list = filter ((== 1) . a010051' . (+ 2)) a000040_list
 Reinhard Zumkeller, Feb 10 2015
(Python)
from sympy import primerange, isprime
print [n for n in primerange(1, 2001) if isprime(n + 2)] # Indranil Ghosh, Jul 20 2017


CROSSREFS

Subsequence of A003627.
Cf. A006512 (greater of twin primes), A014574, A001097, A077800, A002822, A040040, A054735, A067829, A082496, A088328, A117078, A117563, A074822, A071538, A007508, A146214.
Cf. A104272 Ramanujan primes, A178127 Lesser of twin Ramanujan primes, A178128 Lesser of twin primes if it is a Ramanujan prime.
Cf. A010051, A000040.
Sequence in context: A093326 * A096292 A181747 A078864 A208574 A023218
Adjacent sequences: A001356 A001357 A001358 * A001360 A001361 A001362


KEYWORD

nonn,nice,easy


AUTHOR

N. J. A. Sloane


STATUS

approved



