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A076335 Brier numbers: numbers that are both Riesel and Sierpinski, or odd n such that for all k >= 1 the numbers n*2^k + 1 and n*2^k - 1 are composite. 20
3316923598096294713661, 10439679896374780276373, 11615103277955704975673, 12607110588854501953787, 17855036657007596110949, 21444598169181578466233, 28960674973436106391349, 32099522445515872473461, 32904995562220857573541 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

a(1), a(4), and a(6)-a(8) computed by Christophe Clavier, Dec 31, 2013 (see link below). 10439679896374780276373 had been found earlier in 2013 by Dan Ismailescu and Peter Seho Park (see reference below). a(3), a(5), and a(9) computed in 2014 by Emmanuel Vantieghem.

These are just the smallest examples known - there may be smaller ones.

There are no Brier numbers below 10^9. [From Arkadiusz Wesolowski, Aug 03 2009]

Other Brier numbers are 143665583045350793098657, 1547374756499590486317191, 3127894363368981760543181, 3780564951798029783879299, but these may not be the /next/ Brier numbers after those shown. From 2002 to 2013 these four numbers were given here as the smallest known Brier numbers, so a new entry has been created to preserve that fact, A234594. - N. J. A. Sloane, Jan 03 2014

143665583045350793098657 computed in 2007 by Michael Filaseta, Carrie Finch, and Mark Kozek.

REFERENCES

P. Erdos, On integers of the form 2^k + p and some related problems, Summa Brasil. Math. 2 (1950), pp. 113-123.

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..9.

Chris Caldwell, The Prime Glossary, Riesel number

Chris Caldwell, The Prime Glossary, Sierpinski number

Christophe Clavier, 14 new Brier numbers

Fred Cohen and J. L. Selfridge, Not every number is the sum or difference of two prime powers, Math. Comput. 29 (1975), pp. 79-81.

M. Filaseta et al., On Powers Associated with Sierpinski Numbers, Riesel Numbers and Polignac’s Conjecture (See pages 9-10)

Yves Gallot, A search for some small Brier numbers, 2000.

G. L. Honaker, Jr. and Chris Caldwell, Prime Curios! 6992565235279559197457863

Dan Ismailescu and Peter Seho Park, On Pairwise Intersections of the Fibonacci, Sierpinski, and Riesel Sequences, Journal of Integer Sequences, 16 (2013), #13.9.8.

Joe McLean, Brier Numbers [Cached copy]

Carlos Rivera, Problem 29

Carlos Rivera, Problem 58

Carlos Rivera, See here for latest information about progress on this sequence

Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Brier Number

MATHEMATICA

lst1 = {}; lst2 = {}; u = {{1, 3}, {2, 5}, {6, 7}, {7, 11}, {11, 13}, {8, 17}, {10, 19}, {23, 31}, {4, 37}, {45, 61}, {41, 73}, {48, 97}, {105, 109}, {33, 151}, {233, 241}, {129, 257}, {2, 331}, {16, 1321}}; p = Times @@ Take[u, All, -1]; q = Flatten[u]; Do[d = p/q[[2*a]]; r = Reduce[d*x == q[[2*a - 1]], x, Modulus -> q[[2*a]]]; If[Length[r] > 0, AppendTo[lst1, d*Last[r]], Abort[]], {a, Length[q]/2}]; c = FromDigits[p]; i = FromDigits@Total[lst1]; n = 0; While[True, i = NestWhile[#/2 &, Abs[i + (-1)^n*c], EvenQ]; n++; If[MemberQ[lst2, i], Print@First@Sort[lst2]; Break[]]; If[n == 360, Break[]]; AppendTo[lst2, i]] (* Arkadiusz Wesolowski, Feb 12 2013 *)

CROSSREFS

Cf. A194591, A194600, A194603, A194606, A194607, A194608, A194635, A194636, A194637, A194638, A194639, A076336, A076337, A040081, A040076, A103963, A103964, A038699, A050921, A064699, A052333, A003261.

A180247 gives the primes.

See also A076336, A076337.

A234594 is the old, incorrect, version.

Sequence in context: A092118 A037017 A187716 * A115542 A171265 A180247

Adjacent sequences:  A076332 A076333 A076334 * A076336 A076337 A076338

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

Olivier Gérard, Nov 07 2002

EXTENSIONS

Many terms reported in the Problem 29 from "The Prime Problems & Puzzles Connection" Carlos Rivera, May 30 2010

Entry revised by Arkadiusz Wesolowski, May 17 2012

Entry revised by Carlos Rivera and N. J. A. Sloane, Jan 03 2014

Entry revised by Arkadiusz Wesolowski, Feb 15 2014

STATUS

approved

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