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A228574 Determinant of the 2*n X 2*n matrix with (i,j)-entry equal to 1 or 0 according as i + j is a prime congruent to 1 mod 4 or not. 6
0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 16, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 6561, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 6561, 0, 456976, 0, 65536, 0, 84934656, 0, 12745506816, 0, 335563778560000, 0, 1105346784523536, 0, 441194850625, 0, 986262467993856, 0, 80385880645971214336, 0, 6387622009837971841 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,6

COMMENTS

For the (2*n-1) X (2*n-1) determinant with (i,j)-entry equal to 1 or 0 according as i + j is a prime congruent to 1 mod 4 or not, it is easy to see that it vanishes since sum_{i=1}^{2*n-1} (i + tau(i) - 1) is not a multiple of 4 for any permutation tau of {1,...,2n-1}.

Conjecture: a(2*n-1) = 0 for all n > 0, and a(2*n) is nonzero when n > 9.

Zhi-Wei Sun could prove the following related result:

  Let m be any positive even integer, and let D(m, n) denote the n X n determinant with (i,j)-entry equal to 1 or 0 according as i + j is a prime congruent to 1 mod m or not. Then (-1)^{n*(n-1)/2}*D(m,n) is always an m-th power. (It is easy to see that D(m,n) = 0 if m does not divide n^2.)

LINKS

Zhi-Wei Sun, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..150

MATHEMATICA

a[n_]:=a[n]=Det[Table[If[Mod[i+j, 4]==1&&PrimeQ[i+j]==True, 1, 0], {i, 1, 2n}, {j, 1, 2n}]]

Table[a[n], {n, 1, 20}]

CROSSREFS

Cf. A002144, A069191, A228591, A228552, A228557, A228559, A228561, A228615, A228616.

Sequence in context: A037217 A109075 A187585 * A007791 A294699 A070570

Adjacent sequences:  A228571 A228572 A228573 * A228575 A228576 A228577

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

Zhi-Wei Sun, Aug 25 2013

STATUS

approved

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