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 A053096 When the Euler phi function is iterated with initial value A002110(n) = primorial, a(n) = number of iterations required to reach the fixed number = 1. 2
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 OFFSET 1,2 COMMENTS Analogous to A053025, A053034, A053044. For comparison: iteration of, e.g., A000005 to primorial i.v. is trivially computable: q(n)=A002110(n), d(q(n)) = 2^n, d(d(q(n))) = n+1 and so A036450(A002110(n)) = A000005(n+1). LINKS Charles R Greathouse IV, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..10000 FORMULA a(n) is the smallest number such that Nest[EulerPhi, A002110, a(n)]=1 EXAMPLE n=7, A002110(7)=510510; the corresponding iteration chain is {510510, 92160, 24576, 8192, 4096, 2048, 1024, 512, 256, 128, 64, 32, 16, 8, 4, 2, 1}. Its length is 17, so the required number of iterations is a(7)=16. MATHEMATICA Array[-2 + Length@ FixedPointList[EulerPhi, Product[Prime@ i, {i, #}]] &, 58] (* Michael De Vlieger, Nov 20 2017 *) PROG (PARI) a(n)=my(t=prod(i=1, n, prime(i)-1), s=1); while(t>1, t=eulerphi(t); s++); s \\ Charles R Greathouse IV, Jan 06 2016 (PARI) A003434(n)=my(s); while(n>1, n=eulerphi(n); s++); s first(n)=my(s=1); vector(n, k, s+=A003434(prime(k))-1) \\ Charles R Greathouse IV, Jan 06 2016 CROSSREFS Cf. A000010, A002110, A003434. Sequence in context: A256956 A257637 A258027 * A155752 A145801 A033291 Adjacent sequences:  A053093 A053094 A053095 * A053097 A053098 A053099 KEYWORD nonn AUTHOR Labos Elemer, Feb 28 2000 STATUS approved

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