

A280890


Minimum number k such that n iterations of products of prime factor exponents are required to reduce k to 1.


3




OFFSET

1,1


LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..5.
MathOverflow, Product of Exponents of Prime Factorization.


EXAMPLE

The term a(5) = 9681819840000, which factors as 2^9*3^6*5^4*7^3*11^2, because 9*6*4*3*2 = 1296 = 2^4*3^4 and 4*4 = 16 = 2^4 and 4 = 2^2 and 2 = 2^1 gives 1 in 5 iterations of products of prime exponents  and no smaller positive integer has this property (see link).


MATHEMATICA

Table[k = 1; While[Length@ NestWhileList[Times @@ (FactorInteger[#][[All, 1]]) &, k, # > 1 &]  1 != n, k++]; k, {n, 4}] (* Michael De Vlieger, Jan 25 2017 *)


CROSSREFS

Cf. A005361.
Sequence in context: A152690 A194457 A001128 * A124436 A014221 A249760
Adjacent sequences: A280887 A280888 A280889 * A280891 A280892 A280893


KEYWORD

nonn,hard


AUTHOR

Rick L. Shepherd, Jan 09 2017


STATUS

approved



