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A065876 a(n) is the smallest m > n such that n^2 + 1 divides m^2 + 1. 7

%I

%S 1,3,3,7,13,21,31,43,18,73,91,111,17,47,183,211,241,133,57,343,381,47,

%T 172,83,553,601,651,173,342,813,242,265,132,403,411,1191,1261,237,327,

%U 1483,1561,1641,748,857,850,1981,684,463,413,2353,255,2551,593,1177,2863,123,3081,307,1288,3423

%N a(n) is the smallest m > n such that n^2 + 1 divides m^2 + 1.

%C a(n) exists because n^2 + 1 divides (n^2 - n + 1)^2 + 1. The set of n such a(n) = n^2 - n + 1 is S = (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 14, 15, ...).

%C a(n) = n^2 - n + 1 whenever n^2 + 1 is prime or twice a prime. Up to n=1000, the only other n for which a(n) = n^2 - n + 1 are 7, 41 and 239. Is it a coincidence that these are NSW primes (A088165)? - _Franklin T. Adams-Watters_, Oct 17 2006

%C It appears that the density of even numbers in this sequence approaches a limit near 1/4. It appears that the density of even values for indices where a(n) != n^2 - n + 1 is approaching a number near 1/4 and based on the previous comment the density of n for which a(n) = n^2 - n + 1 is almost certainly 0. - _Franklin T. Adams-Watters_, Oct 17 2006

%H Franklin T. Adams-Watters, <a href="/A065876/b065876.txt">Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..1000</a>

%t Do[k = 1; While[m = (k^2 + 1)/(n^2 + 1); m < 2 || !IntegerQ[m], k++ ]; Print[k], {n, 1, 40 } ]

%o (PARI) { for (n=0, 1000, a=n+1; while ((a^2 + 1)%(n^2 + 1) != 0, a++); write("b065876.txt", n, " ", a) ) } \\ _Harry J. Smith_, Nov 03 2009

%Y Cf. A002731, A005574, A071557, A088165.

%K nonn

%O 0,2

%A _Benoit Cloitre_, Dec 07 2001

%E More terms from _Robert G. Wilson v_, Dec 11 2001

%E Further terms from _Franklin T. Adams-Watters_, Oct 17 2006

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