

A195325


Least ngap prime: a(n) = least prime p for which there is no prime between n*p and n*q, where q is the next prime after p.


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2, 59, 71, 29, 59, 149, 191, 641, 149, 347, 809, 461, 3371, 1487, 857, 1301, 1877, 5849, 4721, 9239, 4271, 1619, 1481, 20507, 20981, 32117, 13337, 19379, 24977, 48779, 20441, 25301, 5651, 37991, 17747, 43577, 176777, 145757, 191249, 84809, 150209, 11717
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OFFSET

1,1


COMMENTS

Such a prime always exists.
The sequence is unbounded.
Conjecture. For n >= 2, a(n) is a lesser of twin primes (A001359). This implies the twin prime conjecture.  Vladimir Shevelev, Sep 15 2011
If a member of this sequence is not the lesser of a twin prime pair, it is greater than 10^10.  Charles R Greathouse IV, Sep 15 2011
A dual sequence: b(n)= least prime p for which there is no prime between n*q and n*p, where q is the previous prime before p. Evidently, b(n) is the next prime after a(n): 3,61,73,31,..., and for n>=2, by the same conjecture, b(n) is a greater of twin primes.


LINKS

Alois P. Heinz and Charles R Greathouse IV, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..169, (first 100 terms by Alois P. Heinz)


MAPLE

a:= proc(n) local p, q;
p:= 2; q:= nextprime(p);
while nextprime(n*p) < (n*q) do
p, q:= q, nextprime(q)
od; p
end:
seq (a(n), n=1..25); # Alois P. Heinz, Sep 15 2011


MATHEMATICA

pQ[p_, r_] := Block[{q = NextPrime[p]}, NextPrime[r*p]> r*q]; f[n_] := Block[{p = 2}, While[ !pQ[p, n], p = NextPrime[p]]; p]; f[1] = 2; Array[f, 42] (* Robert G. Wilson v, Sep 18 2011 *) (* Revised by Zak Seidov, Sep 19 2011 *)


CROSSREFS

Cf. A080192, A195270, A195271, A164368, A194658, A164294, A110835, A195465.
Sequence in context: A181866 A106897 A244269 * A195329 A197185 A232848
Adjacent sequences: A195322 A195323 A195324 * A195326 A195327 A195328


KEYWORD

nonn


AUTHOR

Vladimir Shevelev, Sep 15 2011


STATUS

approved



