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A066466 Numbers having just one anti-divisor. 5
3, 4, 6, 96, 393216 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

See A066272 for definition of anti-divisor.

Jon Perry calls these anti-primes.

From Max Alekseyev, Jul 23 2007: (Start)

Except for the term 4, the elements of A066466 have form 2^k*p where p is odd prime and both 2^(k+1)*p-1, 2^(k+1)*p+1 are prime (i.e., twin primes). In other words, this sequence, omitting 4, is a subsequence of A040040 containing elements of the form 2^k*p with prime p.

Furthermore, since 2^(k+1)*p-1, 2^(k+1)*p+1 must equal -1 and +1 modulo 3, the number 2^(k+1)*p must be 0 modulo 3, implying that p=3. Therefore every element except 4 must be of the form 3*2^k such that 3*2^(k+1)-1, 3*2^(k+1)+1 are twin primes.

According to these tables: http://web.archive.org/web/20161028080239/http://www.prothsearch.net/riesel.html and http://web.archive.org/web/20161028021640/http://www.prothsearch.net/riesel2.html there are no other such k up to 5*10^6. Therefore the next element of A066466 (if it exists) is greater than 3*2^(5*10^6) ~= 10^1505150. (End)

From Daniel Forgues, Nov 23 2009: (Start)

The 2 last known anti-primes seem to relate to the Fermat primes (coincidence?):

96 = 3 * 2^5 = 3 * 2^F_1 = 3 * 2^[2^(2^1) + 1] and

393216 = 3 * 2^17 = 3 * 2^F_2 = 3 * 2^[2^(2^2) + 1],

where F_k is the k-th Fermat prime. (End)

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..5.

Jon Perry, The Anti-divisor [Cached copy]

Jon Perry, The Anti-divisor: Even More Anti-Divisors [Cached copy]

MATHEMATICA

antid[n_] := Select[ Union[ Join[ Select[ Divisors[2n - 1], OddQ[ # ] && # != 1 & ], Select[ Divisors[2n + 1], OddQ[ # ] && # != 1 & ], 2n/Select[ Divisors[ 2n], OddQ[ # ] && # != 1 &]]], # < n & ]]; Select[ Range[10^5], Length[ antid[ # ]] == 1 & ]

CROSSREFS

Cf. A066272.

A066272(a(n)) = 1.

Cf. A000215, A019434. - Daniel Forgues, Nov 23 2009

Sequence in context: A256326 A239244 A267943 * A129293 A233512 A049010

Adjacent sequences:  A066463 A066464 A066465 * A066467 A066468 A066469

KEYWORD

nonn,hard

AUTHOR

Robert G. Wilson v, Jan 02 2002

EXTENSIONS

Edited by Max Alekseyev, Oct 13 2009

STATUS

approved

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