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A131872 Set m = 0, n = 1. Find smallest k >= 2 such that pi(k) = (k-pi(k)) - (m-pi(m)); set a(n) = pi(k), m = k, n = n+1. Repeat. 0

%I

%S 1,4,8,11,16,23,30,39,50,62,78,97,119,141,172,205,242,284,334,393,455,

%T 531,615,704,811,928,1059,1213,1373,1560,1761,1988,2239,2524,2833,

%U 3180,3557,3983,4448,4942,5503,6126,6791,7522,8331,9228,10188,11228

%N Set m = 0, n = 1. Find smallest k >= 2 such that pi(k) = (k-pi(k)) - (m-pi(m)); set a(n) = pi(k), m = k, n = n+1. Repeat.

%C For n>1, a(n)-a(n-1) is approximately pi(n)^2/n.

%H A. Granville and G. Martin, <a href="http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.NT/0408319">Prime number races</a>

%H Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, <a href="http://mathworld.wolfram.com/PrimeCountingFunction.html">Prime Counting Function</a>

%e m=0, n=1; pi(2) = (2-1)-(0) = 1 = number of nonprimes from 1 to 2, a(1) = 1 is a term. Now n=2, m=2.

%e pi(9) = (9-4)-(2-1) = 4 = number of nonprimes from 3 to 9, a(2) = 4 is a term. Now n=3, m=9.

%e pi(21) = (21-8)-(9-4) = 8 = number of nonprimes from 10 to 21, a(3) = 8 is a term.

%t m=0; Do[If[PrimePi[n]==(n-PrimePi[n])-(m-PrimePi[m]), Print[PrimePi[n]]; m=n], {n, 1, 10^6, 1}]

%Y Cf. A000720, A062298.

%K nonn

%O 1,2

%A _Manuel Valdivia_, Oct 05 2007

%E Edited by _N. J. A. Sloane_, Nov 05 2007

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