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 A235384 Number of involutions in the group Aff(Z/nZ). 2
 2, 4, 6, 6, 8, 8, 16, 10, 12, 12, 24, 14, 16, 24, 28, 18, 20, 20, 36, 32, 24, 24, 64, 26, 28, 28, 48, 30, 48, 32, 52, 48, 36, 48, 60, 38, 40, 56, 96, 42, 64, 44, 72, 60, 48, 48, 112, 50, 52, 72, 84, 54, 56, 72, 128, 80, 60, 60, 144, 62, 64, 80, 100, 84 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 2,1 COMMENTS Aff(Z/nZ) is the group of functions on Z/nZ of the form x->ax+b where a and b are elements of Z/nZ and gcd(a,n)=1. Since Aff(Z/nZ) is isomorphic to the automorphism group of the dihedral group with 2n elements (when n>=3), this is the number of automorphisms of the dihedral group with 2n elements that have order 1 or 2. The sequence is multiplicative: a(k*m) = a(k)*a(m) if m and k are coprime. When n=26, this is the number of affine ciphers where encryption and decryption use the same function. LINKS Alois P. Heinz, Table of n, a(n) for n = 2..10000 K. K. A. Cunningham, Tom Edgar, A. G. Helminck, B. F. Jones, H. Oh, R. Schwell and J. F. Vasquez, On the Structure of Involutions and Symmetric Spaces of Dihedral Groups, Note di Mat., Volume 34, No. 2, 2014. FORMULA Suppose n = 2^m*p_1^(r_1)*p_2^(r_2)*...*p_k^(r_k) where each p_i>2 is prime, r_i>0 for all i, and m>=0 is the prime factorization of n, then: ...a(n) = prod_{1<=i<=k} (p_i^(r_i)+1) if m=0, ...a(n) = 2*prod_{1<=i<=k} (p_i^(r_i)+1) if m=1, ...a(n) = 6*prod_{1<=i<=k} (p_i^(r_i)+1) if m=2, ...a(n) = (4+2^(m-1)+2^m)*prod_{1<=i<=k} (p_i^(r_i)+1) if m>=3. a(n) = sum_{a in row(n) of A228179} gcd(a+1,n). EXAMPLE Since 18 = 2*3^2, we get a(18) = 2*(3^2+1) = 20. Since 120 = 2^3*3*5, we have a(120) = (4+2^2+2^3)*(3+1)*(5+1) = 384. MAPLE a:= n-> add(`if`(irem(k^2, n)=1, igcd(n, k+1), 0), k=1..n-1): seq(a(n), n=2..100);  # Alois P. Heinz, Jan 20 2014 MATHEMATICA a[n_] := Sum[If[Mod[k^2, n] == 1, GCD[n, k+1], 0], {k, 1, n-1}]; Table[a[n], {n, 2, 100}] (* Jean-François Alcover, Mar 24 2014, after Alois P. Heinz *) PROG (Sage) def a(n):     L=list(factor(n))     if L[0][0]==2:         m=L[0][1]         L.pop(0)     else:         m=0     order=prod([x[0]^x[1]+1 for x in L])     if m==1:         order=2*order     elif m==2:         order=6*order     elif m>=3:         order=(4+2^(m-1)+2^m)*order     return order [a(i) for i in [2..100]] (Sage) def b(n):     sum = 0     for a in [x for x in range(n) if ((x^2) % n == 1)]:         sum += gcd(a+1, n)     return sum [b(i) for i in [2..100]] (PARI) A034448(n, f=factor(n))=factorback(vector(#f~, i, f[i, 1]^f[i, 2]+1)) a(n)=my(m=valuation(n, 2)); if(m==0, 1, m==1, 2, m==2, 6, 4+3<<(m-1))*A034448(n>>m) \\ Charles R Greathouse IV, Jul 29 2016 CROSSREFS Cf. A002618, A228179, A147848, A060594, A283796. Sequence in context: A267460 A092989 A065558 * A035280 A244367 A020887 Adjacent sequences:  A235381 A235382 A235383 * A235385 A235386 A235387 KEYWORD nonn,easy,look,mult,nice,changed AUTHOR Tom Edgar, Jan 08 2014 STATUS approved

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