

A157250


Wilson numbers: n such that the generalized Wilson quotient A157249(n) is divisible by n.


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1, 5, 13, 563, 5971, 558771, 1964215, 8121909, 12326713, 23025711, 26921605, 341569806, 399292158
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OFFSET

1,2


COMMENTS

A prime p is a Wilson prime if p divides its Wilson quotient A007619. A number n is a Wilson number if n divides its generalized Wilson quotient A157249.
The sequence contains all Wilson numbers <= 5 x 10^8. Heuristics suggest that #(Wilson numbers < N) is about (6/pi^2) log N, for large N.
A Wilson number is prime if and only if it is a Wilson prime A007540. Only three are known: 5, 13, 563.
The first composite Wilson number 5971 was discovered by Kloss, the others by Agoh, Dilcher, and Skula. Every known composite Wilson number n has at least two odd prime factors, so e(n) = 1.
For additional references and links, see A007540.


REFERENCES

T. Agoh, K. Dilcher, and L. Skula, Wilson quotients for composite moduli, Math. Comp. 67 (1998), 843861.
K. E. Kloss, Some number theoretic calculations, J. Res. Nat. Bureau of Stand., B, 69 (1965), 335339.
L. E. Dickson, History of the Theory of Numbers, vol. 1, Divisibility and Primality, Chelsea, New York, 1966, p. 65.


LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..13.
T. Agoh, K. Dilcher, and L. Skula, Wilson quotients for composite moduli.
J. Sondow, Lerch Quotients, Lerch Primes, FermatWilson Quotients, and the WieferichnonWilson Primes 2, 3, 14771, in Proceedings of CANT 2011, arXiv:1110.3113


FORMULA

A157249(n) == 0 mod n.
A001783(n) + e(n) == 0 mod n^2, where e(n) = +1 or 1 according as n does or does not have a primitive root.


EXAMPLE

A157249(13) = (A001783(13) + e(13))/13 = ((131)! + 1)/13 = 479001601/13 = 36846277 == 0 mod 13, so 13 is a member. A001783(5971) + e(5971) = A001783(5971)  1 == 0 mod 5971^2, so 5971 is a member. But A157249(8) = (A001783(8) + e(8))/8 = (3*5*7  1)/8 = 13 ==/== 0 mod 8, so 8 is not a member.


CROSSREFS

Cf. Wilson quotient A007619, Wilson prime A007540, generalized Wilson quotient A157249, nphitorial A001783, numbers having a primitive root A033948.
Sequence in context: A145557 A012033 A007540 * A155185 A009157 A153374
Adjacent sequences: A157247 A157248 A157249 * A157251 A157252 A157253


KEYWORD

more,nonn


AUTHOR

Jonathan Sondow and Wadim Zudilin, Feb 27 2009


STATUS

approved



