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 A118476 a(0) = 1; a(n) is least k with n prime factors and k > n*a(n-1). 1
 1, 2, 6, 20, 81, 408, 2480, 17376, 139040, 1251450, 12514816, 137663064, 1651956992, 21475443200, 300656206080, 4509843098112, 72157489576704, 1226677322842112, 22080191811166208, 419523644412176256, 8390472888243683328, 176199930653117513728 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 0,2 COMMENTS This is a super-polynomial function, as for positive n, a(n) > n!. Prime factors counted with multiplicity. - Harvey P. Dale, Aug 25 2019 LINKS Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Almost Prime. FORMULA a(0) = 1; a(n) least n-almost prime > n*a(n-1). EXAMPLE a(1) = 2 because 2 is the smallest prime (integer with 1 prime factor) greater than 1 * 1 = 1. a(2) = 6 because 6 = 2 * 3 is the smallest semiprime (integer with 2 prime factors) greater than 2 * 2 = 4. a(3) = 20 because 20 = 2^2*5 is the smallest 3-almost prime (integer with 3 prime factors) greater than 3 * 6 = 18. MAPLE A118476 := proc(n) option remember; local k; if n = 0 then 1; else for k from n*procname(n-1)+1 do if numtheory[bigomega](k) = n then return k; end if; end do: end if; end proc: seq(A118476(n), n=0..14) ; # R. J. Mathar, Dec 22 2010 MATHEMATICA lkpf[{n_, a_}]:=Module[{k=a(n+1)+1}, While[PrimeOmega[k]!=n+1, k++]; {n+1, k}]; NestList[lkpf, {0, 1}, 21][[All, 2]] (* Harvey P. Dale, Aug 25 2019 *) CROSSREFS Cf. A000040, A001358, A055496, A076656. Sequence in context: A117574 A177481 A177475 * A260788 A337274 A115084 Adjacent sequences:  A118473 A118474 A118475 * A118477 A118478 A118479 KEYWORD easy,nonn AUTHOR Jonathan Vos Post, May 04 2006 EXTENSIONS Terms corrected from a(4) on by R. J. Mathar, Dec 22 2010 a(15)-a(21) from Donovan Johnson, Jan 06 2011 STATUS approved

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