

A007918


Least prime >= n (version 1 of the "next prime" function).


87



2, 2, 2, 3, 5, 5, 7, 7, 11, 11, 11, 11, 13, 13, 17, 17, 17, 17, 19, 19, 23, 23, 23, 23, 29, 29, 29, 29, 29, 29, 31, 31, 37, 37, 37, 37, 37, 37, 41, 41, 41, 41, 43, 43, 47, 47, 47, 47, 53, 53, 53, 53, 53, 53, 59, 59, 59, 59, 59, 59, 61, 61, 67, 67, 67, 67, 67, 67, 71, 71, 71, 71, 73, 73
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OFFSET

0,1


COMMENTS

Version 2 of the "next prime" function is "smallest prime > n". This produces A151800.
Maple uses version 2.
According to the "ktuple" conjecture, a(n) is the initial term of the lexicographically earliest increasing arithmetic progression of n primes; the corresponding common differences are given by A061558.  David W. Wilson, Sep 22 2007
It is easy to show that the initial term of an increasing arithmetic progression of n primes cannot be smaller than a(n).  N. J. A. Sloane, Oct 18 2007
Also, smallest prime bounded by n and 2n inclusively (in accordance with Bertrand's theorem). Smallest prime >n is a(n+1) and is equivalent to smallest prime between n and 2n exclusively.  Lekraj Beedassy, Jan 01 2007


REFERENCES

K. Atanassov, On the 37th and 38th Smarandache Problems, Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics, Sophia, Bulgaria, Vol. 5 (1999), No. 2, 8385.


LINKS

T. D. Noe, Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..10000
Jens Kruse Andersen, Records for primes in arithmetic progressions
K. Atanassov, On Some of Smarandache's Problems
H. Bottomley, Prime number calculator
J. Castillo, Other Smarandache Type Functions: Inferior/Superior Smarandache fpart of x, Smarandache Notions Journal, Vol. 10, No. 123, 1999, 202204.
Andrew Granville, Prime Number Patterns
Hans Gunter, Puzzle 145. The Inferior Smarandache Prime Part and Superior Smarandache Prime Part functions; Solutions by Jean Marie Charrier, Teresinha DaCosta, Rene Blanch, Richard Kelley and Jim Howell.
J. Sondow and Eric Weisstein, Bertrand's Postulate, World of Mathematics
Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Next Prime, ktuple conjecture
Index entries for sequences related to primes in arithmetic progressions


FORMULA

For n > 1: a(n) = A000040(A049084(A007917(n)) + 1  A010051(n)).  Reinhard Zumkeller, Jul 26 2012


MAPLE

A007918 := n> nextprime(n1); # M. F. Hasler, Apr 09 2008


MATHEMATICA

NextPrime[Range[1, 72]] (* JeanFrançois Alcover, Apr 18 2011 *)


PROG

(PARI 2.4.3 and later) A007918=nextprime \\ M. F. Hasler, Jun 24 2011
(PARI 2.4.2 and earlier) A007918(n)=nextprime(n) \\ M. F. Hasler, Jun 24 2011
(PARI) for(x=0, 100, print1(nextprime(x)", ")) \\ Cino Hilliard, Jan 15 2007
(Haskell)
a007918 n = a007918_list !! n
a007918_list = 2 : 2 : 2 : concat (zipWith
(\p q > (replicate (fromInteger(q  p)) q))
a000040_list $ tail a000040_list)
 Reinhard Zumkeller, Jul 26 2012
(MAGMA) [2] cat [NextPrime(n1): n in [1..80]]; // Vincenzo Librandi, Jan 14 2016


CROSSREFS

Cf. A000040, A007917, A008407, A020497, A061558, A151799, A151800, A171400.
Sequence in context: A058727 A035658 A077018 * A278167 A239470 A126111
Adjacent sequences: A007915 A007916 A007917 * A007919 A007920 A007921


KEYWORD

nonn,easy,nice


AUTHOR

R. Muller and Charles T. Le (charlestle(AT)yahoo.com)


STATUS

approved



