

A002496


Primes of form n^2 + 1.
(Formerly M1506 N0592)


161



2, 5, 17, 37, 101, 197, 257, 401, 577, 677, 1297, 1601, 2917, 3137, 4357, 5477, 7057, 8101, 8837, 12101, 13457, 14401, 15377, 15877, 16901, 17957, 21317, 22501, 24337, 25601, 28901, 30977, 32401, 33857, 41617, 42437, 44101, 50177
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OFFSET

1,1


COMMENTS

It is conjectured that this sequence is infinite, but this has never been proved.
An equivalent description: primes of form P = (p1*p2*...*pm)^k + 1 where p1 ... pm are primes and k>1, since then k must be even for P to be prime.
Also prime = p(n) if A054269(n) = 1, i.e., quotientcyclelength = 1 in continued fraction expansion of sqrt(p)  Labos Elemer, Feb 21 2001
Also primes p such that phi(p) is a square.
Also primes of form x*y + z, where x, y and z are three successive numbers.  Giovanni Teofilatto, Jun 05 2004
It is a result that goes back to Mirsky that the set of primes p for which p1 is squarefree has density A, where A denotes the Artin constant (A = prod_q (11/(q(q1))), q running over all primes). Numerically A = 0.3739558136.... More precisely, Sum_{p <= x} mu(p1)^2 = Ax/log x + o(x/log x) as x tends to infinity. Conjecture: sum_{p <= x, mu(p1)=1} 1 = (A/2)x/log x + o(x/log x) and sum_{p <= x, mu(p1)=1} 1 = (A/2)x/log x + o(x/log x).  Pieter Moree (moree(AT)mpimbonn.mpg.de), Nov 03 2003
Also primes of the form x^y + 1, where x>0, y>1. Primes of the form x^y  1 (x>0, y>1) are the Mersenne primes listed in A000668(n) = {3, 7, 31, 127, 8191, 131071, 524287, 2147483647, ...}.  Alexander Adamchuk, Mar 04 2007
With exception of two first terms {2,5} continued fraction (1+sqrt(p))/2 has period 3.  Artur Jasinski, Feb 03 2010
With exception of the first term {2} congruent to 1 mod 4.  Artur Jasinski, Mar 22 2011
With exception of the first two terms, congruent to 1 or 17 mod 20.  Robert Israel, Oct 14 2014
Beginning at a(2)=5 a k exists such that all terms in this sequence can be found with ((2*k+1)*2*k+5)+(2*k+3)*(2*k+7)+(2*k+5)*(2*k+9)+(2*k+7)*(2*k+11))/4. The same is true for 4*k^2 + 24*k + 37. For k=1, a(4)= 37=(1*5 + 3*7 + 5*6 + 7*11)/4.  J. M. Bergot, Nov 09 2014


REFERENCES

J.M. De Koninck & A. Mercier, 1001 Problemes en Theorie Classique Des Nombres, Problem 211 pp. 34; 169, Ellipses Paris 2004.
L. Euler, De numeris primis valde magnis (E283), reprinted in: Opera Omnia. Teubner, Leipzig, 1911, Series (1), Vol. 3, p. 22.
G. H. Hardy and E. M. Wright, An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers, 5th ed., Oxford Univ. Press, 1979, th. 17.
H. L. Montgomery, Ten Lectures on the Interface Between Analytic Number Theory and Harmonic Analysis, Amer. Math. Soc., 1996, p. 208.
C. S. Ogilvy, Tomorrow's Math. 2nd ed., Oxford Univ. Press, 1972, p. 116.
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).
David Wells, The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Numbers (Rev. ed. 1997), p. 134


LINKS

T. D. Noe, Table of n, a(n) for n=1..10000
T. Amdeberhan, L. A. Median, V. H. Moll, Arithmetical properties of a sequence arising from an arctangent sum, J. Numb. Theory 128 (2008) 18071846, eq. (1.10).
W. D. Banks, J. B. Friedlander, C. Pomerance and I. E. Shparlinski, Multiplicative structure of values of the Euler function, in High Primes and Misdemeanours: Lectures in Honour of the Sixtieth Birthday of Hugh Cowie Williams (A. Van der Poorten, ed.), Fields Inst. Comm. 41 (2004), pp. 2947.
P. Bateman and R. A. Horn, A heuristic asymptotic formula concerning the distribution of prime numbers, Mathematics of Computation, 16 (1962), 363367.
F. Ellermann, Primes of the form (m^2)+1 up to 10^6
Leon Mirsky, The number of representations of an integer as the sum of a prime and a kfree integer, Amer. Math. Monthly 56 (1949), 1719.
Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Landau's Problems.
Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, NearSquare Prime
Wikipedia, BatemanHorn Conjecture
Marek Wolf, Search for primes of the form m^2+1, arXiv:0803.1456 [math.NT], 2008.


FORMULA

There are O(sqrt(n)/log(n)) members of this sequence up to n. But this is just an upper bound. See the BatemanHorn or Wolf papers, for example, for the conjectured for what is believed to be the correct density.
a(n) = 1+A005574(n)^2.  R. J. Mathar, Jul 31 2015


MAPLE

select(isprime, [2, seq(4*i^2+1, i= 1..1000)]); # Robert Israel, Oct 14 2014


MATHEMATICA

Select[Range[100]^2+1, PrimeQ]


PROG

(PARI) isA002496(n) = isprime(n) && issquare(n1) \\ Michael B. Porter, Mar 21 2010
(PARI) is_A002496(n)=issquare(n1)&&isprime(n) \\ For "random" numbers in the range 10^10 and beyond, at least 5 times faster than the above.  M. F. Hasler, Oct 14 2014
(MAGMA) [p: p in PrimesUpTo(100000) IsSquare(p1)]; // Vincenzo Librandi, Apr 09 2011
(Haskell)
a002496 n = a002496_list !! (n1)
a002496_list = filter ((== 1) . a010051') a002522_list
 Reinhard Zumkeller, May 06 2013
(Python)
# Python 3.2 or higher required
from itertools import accumulate
from sympy import isprime
A002496_list = [n+1 for n in accumulate(range(10**5), lambda x, y:x+2*y1) if isprime(n+1)] # Chai Wah Wu, Sep 23 2014


CROSSREFS

Cf. A083844 (number of these primes < 10^n), A199401 (growth constant).
Cf. A001912, A005574, A054964, A062325, A088179, A090693, A141293.
Cf. A000668 = Mersenne primes.
Subsequence of A039770.
Cf. A010051, subsequence of A002522.
Cf. A237040 (an analog for n^3 + 1).
Cf. A010051, A000290; subsequence of A028916.
Primes of form n^2+b^4, b fixed: A243451 (b=2), A256775 (b=3), A256776 (b=4), A256777 (b=5), A256834 (b=6), A256835 (b=7), A256836 (b=8), A256837 (b=9), A256838 (b=10), A256839 (b=11), A256840 (b=12), A256841 (b=13).
Sequence in context: A078523 A078324 A240322 * A127436 A064168 A118727
Adjacent sequences: A002493 A002494 A002495 * A002497 A002498 A002499


KEYWORD

nonn,easy,nice


AUTHOR

N. J. A. Sloane


EXTENSIONS

Formula, reference, and comment from Charles R Greathouse IV, Aug 24 2009
Edited by M. F. Hasler, Oct 14 2014


STATUS

approved



