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A001567 Fermat pseudoprimes to base 2, also called Sarrus numbers or Poulet numbers.
(Formerly M5441 N2365)
263
341, 561, 645, 1105, 1387, 1729, 1905, 2047, 2465, 2701, 2821, 3277, 4033, 4369, 4371, 4681, 5461, 6601, 7957, 8321, 8481, 8911, 10261, 10585, 11305, 12801, 13741, 13747, 13981, 14491, 15709, 15841, 16705, 18705, 18721, 19951, 23001, 23377, 25761, 29341 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

A composite number n is a Fermat pseudoprime to base b if and only if b^(n-1) == 1 (mod n). Fermat pseudoprimes to base 2 are often simply called pseudoprimes.

Theorem: If both numbers q and 2q - 1 are primes (q is in the sequence A005382) and n = q*(2q-1) then 2^(n-1) == 1 (mod n) (n is in the sequence) if and only if q is of the form 12k + 1. The sequence 2701, 18721, 49141, 104653, 226801, 665281, 721801, ... is related. This subsequence is also a subsequence of the sequences A005937 and A020137. - Farideh Firoozbakht, Sep 15 2006

Also, composite odd numbers n such that n divides 2^n - 2 (cf. A006935). It is known that all primes p divide 2^(p-1) - 1. There are only two known numbers n such that n^2 divides 2^(n-1) - 1, A001220(n) = {1093, 3511} Wieferich primes p: p^2 divides 2^(p-1) - 1. 1093^2 and 3511^2 are the terms of a(n). - Alexander Adamchuk, Nov 06 2006

An odd composite number 2n + 1 is in the sequence if and only if multiplicative order of 2 (mod 2n+1) divides 2n. - Ray Chandler, May 26 2008

The Carmichael numbers A002997 are a subset of this sequence. For the Sarrus numbers which are not Carmichael numbers, see A153508. - Artur Jasinski, Dec 28 2008

An odd number n greater than 1 is a Fermat pseudoprime to base b if and only if ((n-1)! - 1)*b^(n-1) == -1 (mod n). - Arkadiusz Wesolowski, Aug 20 2012

The name "Sarrus numbers" is after Frédéric Sarrus, who, in 1819, discovered that 341 is a counterexample to the "Chinese hypothesis" that n is prime if and only if 2^n is congruent to 2 (mod n). - Alonso del Arte, Apr 28 2013

The name "Poulet numbers" appears in Monografie Matematyczne 42 from 1932, apparently because Poulet in 1928 produced a list of these numbers (cf. Miller, 1975). - Felix Fröhlich, Aug 18 2014

Numbers n > 2 such that (n-1)! + 2^(n-1) == 1 (mod n). Composite numbers n such that (n-2)^(n-1) == 1 (mod n). - Thomas Ordowski, Feb 20 2016

The only twin pseudoprimes up to 10^13 are 4369, 4371. - Thomas Ordowski, Feb 12 2016

Theorem (A. Rotkiewicz, 1965): (2^p-1)*(2^q-1) is a pseudoprime if and only if p*q is a pseudoprime, where p,q are different primes. - Thomas Ordowski, Mar 31 2016

Theorem (W. Sierpiński, 1947): if n is a pseudoprime, then 2^n-1 is a pseudoprime. - Thomas Ordowski, Apr 01 2016

If 2^n-1 is a pseudoprime, then n is a prime or a pseudoprime. - Thomas Ordowski, Sep 05 2016

REFERENCES

R. K. Guy, Unsolved Problems Theory of Numbers, A12.

D. H. Lehmer, Guide to Tables in the Theory of Numbers. Bulletin No. 105, National Research Council, Washington, DC, 1941, p. 48.

George P. Loweke, The Lore of Prime Numbers. New York: Vantage Press (1982): 22.

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

N. J. A. Sloane, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..101629 [The pseudoprimes up to 10^12, from Richard Pinch's web site - see links below]

J. Bernheiden, Pseudoprimes (Text in German)

J. Brillhart, N. J. A. Sloane, J. D. Swift, Correspondence, 1972

J. Feitsma, The pseudoprimes below 2^64

W. Galway, Tables of pseudoprimes and related data [Includes a file with pseudoprimes up to 2^64.]

D. H. Lehmer, Errata for Poulet's table, Math. Comp., 25 (1971), 944-945. 25 944 1971.

D. H. Lehmer, Errata for Poulet's table  [annotated scanned copy]

G. P. Michon, Pseudoprimes

J. C. P. Miller, On factorization, with a suggested new approach, Math. Comp., 29 (1975), 155-172. - Felix Fröhlich, Aug 18 2014

R. Morris, Some observations on the converse of Fermat's theorem, unpublished memorandum, Oct 03 1973

Richard Pinch, Pseudoprimes

P. Poulet, Tables des nombres composes verifiant le theoreme de Fermat pour le module 2 jusqu'a 100.000.000, Sphinx (Brussels), 8 (1938), 42-45. [annotated scanned copy]

F. Richman, Primality testing with Fermat's little theorem

A. Rotkiewicz, Sur les nombres pseudopremiers de la forme MpMq... Elemente der Mathematik 20 (1965): 108-109.

W. Sierpiński, Elementary Theory of Numbers, Państ. Wydaw. Nauk., p. 215. Warszawa 1964.

Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Chinese Hypothesis, Fermat Pseudoprime, Poulet Number, and Pseudoprime

Wikipedia, Chinese hypothesis and Pseudoprime

Index entries for sequences related to pseudoprimes

MAPLE

select(t -> not isprime(t) and 2 &^(t-1) mod t = 1, [seq(i, i=3..10^5, 2)]); # Robert Israel, Feb 18 2016

MATHEMATICA

Select[Range[3, 30000, 2], ! PrimeQ[ # ] && PowerMod[2, (# - 1), # ] == 1 &] (* Farideh Firoozbakht, Sep 15 2006 *)

PROG

(PARI) q=1; vector(50, i, until( !isprime(q) & (1<<(q-1)-1)%q == 0, q+=2); q) \\ M. F. Hasler, May 04 2007

(PARI) is_A001567(n)={Mod(2, n)^n==2 & !isprime(n) & n>1}  \\ M. F. Hasler, Oct 07 2012

(MAGMA) [n: n in [3..3*10^4 by 2] | IsOne(2^(n-1) mod n) and not IsPrime(n)]; // Bruno Berselli, Jan 17 2013

CROSSREFS

Cf. A002997, A005382, A020137, A052155, A083737, A084653, A153508.

Cf. A001220 = Wieferich primes p: p^2 divides 2^(p-1) - 1.

Cf. A005935, A005936, A005937, A005938, A005939, A020136-A020228 (pseudoprimes to bases 3 through 100).

Sequence in context: A025345 A253038 A271873 * A178723 A210993 A006970

Adjacent sequences:  A001564 A001565 A001566 * A001568 A001569 A001570

KEYWORD

nonn,nice

AUTHOR

N. J. A. Sloane

EXTENSIONS

More terms from David W. Wilson, Aug 15 1996

Replacement of broken geocities link by Jason G. Wurtzel, Sep 05 2010

"Poulet numbers" added to name by Joerg Arndt, Aug 18 2014

STATUS

approved

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