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A215048 Number of primes of the form 1 + b^4 for 1 < b < 10^n. 13
3, 17, 110, 789, 6395, 52610, 445868, 3857543, 34057327 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

Primes 1 + b^4 are a form of generalized Fermat primes. It is conjectured that a(n) is asymptotic to 0.66974*li(10^n).

REFERENCES

Daniel Shanks, On Numbers of the Form n^4 + 1, Math. Comput. 15 (1961), 186-189.

LINKS

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

Yves Gallot, Status of the smallest base values yielding Generalized Fermat primes

Yves Gallot, How many prime numbers appear in a sequence ?

Yves Gallot, A Problem on the Conjecture Concerning the Distribution of Generalized Fermat Prime numbers (a new method for the search for large primes)

Mersenne Wiki, Table of known GF primes b^n+1 where n (exponent) is at least 8192.

FORMULA

a(n) = A214452(4*n) - 1.

EXAMPLE

a(1) = 3 because the only generalized Fermat primes F_2(b) where b<10^1 are the primes: 17, 257, 1297.

MATHEMATICA

Table[Length[Select[Range[2, 10^n-1]^4 + 1, PrimeQ]], {n, 5}] (* T. D. Noe, Aug 02 2012 *)

PROG

(PARI) a(n) = sum(b=1, 10^n/2-1, isprime((2*b)^4+1))

CROSSREFS

Cf. A214452.

Sequence in context: A212524 A103730 A074556 * A119259 A249921 A174404

Adjacent sequences:  A215045 A215046 A215047 * A215049 A215050 A215051

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

Henryk Dabrowski, Aug 01 2012

STATUS

approved

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