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A256189 a(n) = n if n <= 3, otherwise a(n) is the smallest number not occurring earlier such that gcd(a(n-2), a(n)) is a prime and gcd(a(n-1), a(n)) = 1. 5
1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 21, 5, 6, 25, 8, 15, 14, 27, 7, 12, 35, 22, 45, 11, 20, 33, 26, 51, 13, 17, 39, 34, 57, 16, 19, 18, 95, 28, 55, 38, 65, 24, 85, 46, 75, 23, 36, 115, 58, 69, 29, 30, 203, 32, 49, 50, 63, 44, 87, 62, 81, 31, 42, 155, 52, 93, 70, 99, 64, 77, 54 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,2

COMMENTS

The sequence is infinite because the term P*p is always a candidate for a(n), where p is a prime factor of a(n-2) and P is a prime not dividing any of a(1),..., a(n-1).

Moreover, this sequence conjecturally is a permutation of the positive integers: the proof i-v for A098550 applies with essentially no changes, while vi still has a difficulty.

LINKS

Peter J. C. Moses, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..1000

David L. Applegate, Hans Havermann, Bob Selcoe, Vladimir Shevelev, N. J. A. Sloane, and Reinhard Zumkeller, The Yellowstone Permutation, arXiv preprint arXiv:1501.01669 [math.NT], 2015.

MATHEMATICA

a[1]=1; a[2]=2; a[3]=3;

A256189 = {1, 2, 3};

a[n_] := a[n] = For[k=4, True, k++, If[FreeQ[A256189, k], If[PrimeQ[GCD[ a[n-2], k]] && GCD[a[n-1], k] == 1, AppendTo[A256189, k]; Return[k]]]];

A256189 = Array[a, 100] (* Jean-François Alcover, Aug 02 2018 *)

CROSSREFS

Cf. A098550, A256224, A256224.

Sequence in context: A295969 A174437 A127150 * A098548 A076963 A081871

Adjacent sequences:  A256186 A256187 A256188 * A256190 A256191 A256192

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

Vladimir Shevelev, Mar 19 2015

EXTENSIONS

More terms from Peter J. C. Moses, Mar 24 2015

STATUS

approved

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