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A046052 Number of prime factors of Fermat number F(n). 7
1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 4, 5 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,6

COMMENTS

F(12) has 6 known factors with C1133 remaining. [Updated by Walter Nissen, Apr 02 2010]

F(13) has 4 known factors with C2391 remaining.

F(14) has one known factor with C4880 remaining. [Updated by Matt C. Anderson, Feb 14 2010]

John Selfridge apparently conjectured that this sequence is not monotonic, so at some point a(n+1) < a(n). Related sequences such as A275377 and A275379 already exhibit such behavior. - Jeppe Stig Nielsen, Jun 08 2018

Factors are counted with multiplicity although it is unknown if all Fermat numbers are squarefree. - Jeppe Stig Nielsen, Jun 09 2018

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=0..11.

W. Keller, Prime factors k.2^n + 1 of Fermat numbers F_m

W. Keller, Summary of factoring status for Fermat numbersF(n)

PSI (The algorithm company), Fermat factor status [Broken link?]

Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Fermat Number

Wikipedia, Selfridge's Conjecture about Fermat Numbers

FORMULA

a(n) = A001222(A000215(n)).

PROG

(PARI) a(n)=bigomega(2^(2^n)+1) \\ Eric Chen, Jun 13 2018

CROSSREFS

Cf. A000215, A023394, A229850.

Sequence in context: A168656 A005862 A293254 * A280069 A202276 A029115

Adjacent sequences:  A046049 A046050 A046051 * A046053 A046054 A046055

KEYWORD

nonn,more,hard

AUTHOR

Eric W. Weisstein

EXTENSIONS

Name corrected by Arkadiusz Wesolowski, Oct 31 2011

STATUS

approved

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