OFFSET

2,1

COMMENTS

Rabung and Jordan (1970) incorrectly computed a(8) as 399: their placement of residues supporting a(8)=399 fails since 80 and 81 fall into the same 8th-power residue class. - Max Alekseyev, Aug 10 2005

Don Reble pointed out that for even n, the n-th residue class placement of prime factors q of n must obey the quadratic reciprocity law: q must be in an even class whenever n*(q-1) is a multiple of 8. - Max Alekseyev, Sep 04 2017

REFERENCES

N. J. A. Sloane, A Handbook of Integer Sequences, Academic Press, 1973 (includes this sequence).

N. J. A. Sloane and Simon Plouffe, The Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences, Academic Press, 1995 (includes this sequence).

LINKS

J. H. Jordan, Pairs of consecutive power residues or nonresidues, Canad. J. Math., 16 (1964), 310-314.

J. R. Rabung and J. H. Jordan, Consecutive power residues or nonresidues, Math. Comp., 24 (1970), 737-740.

FORMULA

If 8|n, a(n) >= 2^(n/2) - 1; otherwise a(n) >= 2^n - 1. - Max Alekseyev, Aug 10 2005; corrected Sep 04, 2017.

CROSSREFS

KEYWORD

nonn,more

AUTHOR

EXTENSIONS

a(8) corrected and a(9)-a(16) added by Max Alekseyev, Aug 10 2005

a(8), a(10), a(16) corrected, and a(17)-a(21) added by Don Reble, communicated by Max Alekseyev, Sep 04 2017

STATUS

approved