

A226663


Conjectured recordbreaking numbers, for ascending positive integers k, of primitive cycles of positive integers under iteration by the Collatzlike 3x+k function.


3



1, 5, 9, 19, 20, 23, 52, 53, 97, 142, 534, 944, 950, 3806, 4782
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OFFSET

1,2


COMMENTS

A cycle is called primitive if its elements are not a common multiple of the elements of another cycle.
The 3x+k function T_k is defined by T_k(x) = x/2 if x is even, (3x+k)/2 if x is odd, where k is odd.
For primitive cycles, GCD(k,6)=1.


LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..15.
E. G. Belaga and M. Mignotte, Cyclic Structure of Dynamical Systems Associated with 3x+d Extensions of Collatz Problem, Preprint math. 2000/17, Univ. Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg (2000).
E. G. Belaga and M. Mignotte, Walking Cautiously into the Collatz Wilderness: Algorithmically, Number Theoretically, Randomly, Fourth Colloquium on Mathematics and Computer Science, DMTCS proc. AG. (2006), 249260.
E. G. Belaga and M. Mignotte, The Collatz Problem and Its Generalizations: Experimental Data. Table 1. Primitive Cycles of (3n+d)mappings, Preprint math. 2006/15, Univ. Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg (2006).


CROSSREFS

k = A226664(n).
Cf. A226613, A226679.
Sequence in context: A116453 A046578 A046590 * A023521 A113805 A160722
Adjacent sequences: A226660 A226661 A226662 * A226664 A226665 A226666


KEYWORD

nonn


AUTHOR

Geoffrey H. Morley, Jun 15 2013


STATUS

approved



