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A065027 a(n) = smallest m>0 such that n^m < m!. 6
2, 4, 7, 9, 12, 14, 17, 20, 22, 25, 28, 30, 33, 36, 38, 41, 44, 47, 49, 52, 55, 57, 60, 63, 65, 68, 71, 73, 76, 79, 82, 84, 87, 90, 92, 95, 98, 101, 103, 106, 109, 111, 114, 117, 119, 122, 125, 128, 130, 133, 136, 138, 141, 144, 147, 149, 152, 155, 157, 160, 163 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

Differences are 2 or 3 (see A065067). The limit as n -> infinity of a(n)/n is e. - Robert G. Wilson v, Dec 05 2001. [Apparently the Schonbek link contains a proof of the first assertion.]

a(10) = 25, a(100) = 269, a(1000) = 2714, a(10000) = 27177, a(10^5) = 271822, see A085830.

a(n) = least k such that geometric mean of {1,1/2,...,1/k} <= 1/n. - Clark Kimberling, Jul 11 2013

LINKS

Harry J. Smith and Ely Golden, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..10000, (first 1000 terms from Harry J. Smith)

Robert Israel, Plot of a(n) - n e + log(sqrt(2 Pi n)) for 1 <= n <= 20000

Tomas Schonbek, POLYA008: First n for which m^n < n! [From Nikos Apostolakis, Feb 17 2009]

FORMULA

It appears that L(n) < a(n) - n e + log(sqrt(2 Pi n)) < 1/2, where L(n) = -1/2 + o(1), and L(n) > -0.53 for all n. - Robert Israel, Oct 28 2016 (In other words, a(n) - n e + log(sqrt(2 Pi n)) < 1/2 for all n, and there is some function L(n) = -1/2 + o(1) such that -0.53 < L(n) < a(n) - n e + log(sqrt(2 Pi n)) for all n. - Charles R Greathouse IV, Nov 04 2016)

EXAMPLE

2^3 > 3! but 2^4 < 4!, so a(2)=4.

MAPLE

m:= 2:

for n from 1 to 100 do

  while n^m >= m! do m:=m+1 od:

  A[n]:= m;

od:

seq(A[n], n=1..100); # Robert Israel, Oct 28 2016

MATHEMATICA

Table[Length[Select[Table[m^n/n!, {n, 1, 180}], #>=1&]]+1, {m, 1, 61}]

PROG

(PARI) { m=1; for (n=1, 1000, until (n^m < m!, m++); write("b065027.txt", n, " ", m) ) } \\ Harry J. Smith, Oct 03 2009

CROSSREFS

Sequence in context: A225000 A189677 A087733 * A165994 A163293 A188045

Adjacent sequences:  A065024 A065025 A065026 * A065028 A065029 A065030

KEYWORD

easy,nonn

AUTHOR

Floor van Lamoen, Nov 02 2001

EXTENSIONS

More terms from Robert G. Wilson v, Dec 05 2001

STATUS

approved

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