

A051501


Bertrand primes III: a(n+1) is the smallest prime > 2^a(n).


2




OFFSET

1,1


COMMENTS

The terms in the sequence are floor(2^b), floor(2^2^b), floor(2^2^2^b), ..., where b is approximately 1.2516475977905.
The existence of b is a consequence of Bertrand's postulate.
a(5) is much larger than the largest known prime, which is currently only 2^325826571.  T. D. Noe, Oct 18 2007
This sequence is of course not computed from b; rather b is more precisely computed by determining the next term in the sequence.
Robert Ballie comments that the next term is known to be 2.80248435135615213561103452115581... * 10^41373247570 via Dusart 2016, improving on my 2010 result in the Extensions section.  Charles R Greathouse IV, Aug 11 2020


REFERENCES

R. L. Graham, D. E. Knuth and O. Patashnik, Concrete Mathematics. AddisonWesley, Exercise 4.19.


LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..4.
Pierre Dusart, Explicit estimates of some functions over primes, Ramanujan J. Vol 45 (2016), pp. 227251.
E. M. Wright, A primerepresenting function, Amer. Math. Monthly, 58 (1951), 616618.


EXAMPLE

The smallest prime after 2^5 = 32 is 37, so a(5) = 37.


CROSSREFS

Cf. A006992 (Bertrand primes), A079614 (Bertrand's constant), A227770 (Bertrand primes II).
Sequence in context: A210482 A053609 A036780 * A221681 A290711 A228837
Adjacent sequences: A051498 A051499 A051500 * A051502 A051503 A051504


KEYWORD

nonn


AUTHOR

Jud McCranie


EXTENSIONS

Although the exact value of the next term is not known, it has 41373247571 digits.
Next term is 2.8024843513561521356110...e41373247570, where the next digit is 3 or 4. Under the Riemann hypothesis, the first 20686623775 digits are known. [From Charles R Greathouse IV, Oct 27 2010]
Edited by Franklin T. AdamsWatters, Aug 10 2009
Reference and bounds on next term from Charles R Greathouse IV, Oct 27 2010
Name clarified by Jonathan Sondow, Aug 02 2013


STATUS

approved



