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 A088346 Smallest integer k for which exp(x) > x^n,  for all x>=k, n>=3. 2
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 OFFSET 3,1 COMMENTS n=3 is the starting index since exp(x) > x^n for all x>=0 when n=1,2. This function also cancels out a different set of numbers from the factorial than the primes using the asymptotic behavior of prime(n) and pi(n). LINKS MATHEMATICA a[n_] := Ceiling[E^-ProductLog[-1, -1/n]]; Table[a[n], {n, 3, 60}] (* Also, the following code is from another definition of the *) (* same sequence. *) (* asymptotic prime like product function*) p[n_]=n!/(2*Product[Floor[i*Log[i]], {i, 2, Floor[n/Log[n]]}]) a0=Table[Floor[p[n]/p[n-1]], {n, 3, 500}]; (* composite like distribution*) Delete[Union[a0], 1]; (* pick of prime like numbers *) c=Table[If[a0[[n]]==1, n+2, 0], {n, 1, digits-3}]; d=Delete[Union[c], 1] CROSSREFS Cf. A190951 (Closest integer to the largest real x such that exp(x) = x^n) Cf. A190952 (Largest integer k for which exp(k) < k^n) Sequence in context: A004958 A190887 A184479 * A098109 A187573 A057653 Adjacent sequences:  A088343 A088344 A088345 * A088347 A088348 A088349 KEYWORD nonn AUTHOR Roger L. Bagula, Nov 07 2003 EXTENSIONS Partially edited Charles R Greathouse IV, Nov 02 2009 Provided new name, and added 2 initial terms, by Shel Kaphan, May 20 2011 Added Mathematica function, by Shel Kaphan, May 23 2011 Reverted to starting at n=3, improved Mathematica code, by Shel Kaphan, May 24 2011 STATUS approved

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