

A269346


Perfect cubes that are not the difference of two primes.


2



343, 729, 1331, 2197, 3375, 4913, 6859, 9261, 12167, 15625, 19683, 29791, 35937, 42875, 50653, 59319, 68921, 79507, 103823, 117649, 132651, 148877, 166375, 185193, 205379, 226981, 300763, 389017, 421875, 456533, 493039, 531441, 614125, 658503, 704969
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OFFSET

1,1


COMMENTS

An even number can be the difference of two primes, but an odd one can only be if an odd number m is such that m+2 is prime. Since a(n) is odd and such that a(n)+2 is composite, a(n) cannot be such a difference.
The cubes of this property are also the cubes in A269345.
It is still an open conjecture that every even number is the difference of 2 primes. On the other hand, a computer test shows that all even cubes <= 10^21 can be written as the difference of 2 primes. The computer program generating the sequence needs an additional part to test for even cubes besides checking that for odd m^3, m^3+2 is composite.  Chai Wah Wu, Mar 03 2016


LINKS

Chai Wah Wu, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..10000


EXAMPLE

For n=1, 343 = 7^3 and 345 = 343+2 is a composite, so 343 is a term.


MATHEMATICA

Select[Range[1, 125, 2]^3, !PrimeQ[#+2]&]
Select[Range[125]^3, !PrimeQ[#+2]&&OddQ[#]&]
Select[Select[Range[2000000], OddQ[#]&& !PrimeQ[#]&& !PrimeQ[#+2]&], IntegerQ[CubeRoot[#]]&]


PROG

(PARI) for(n=1, 125, n%2==1&&!isprime(n^3+2)&&print1(n^3, ", "))
(Magma) [n^3: n in [1..150 by 2]  not IsPrime(n^3+2)]; // Vincenzo Librandi, Feb 28 2016


CROSSREFS

Cf. A000578 (the cubes), A067200 (cube roots of terms that complement this sequence), A269345 (supersequence).
Sequence in context: A045269 A043395 A336354 * A202852 A117689 A178374
Adjacent sequences: A269343 A269344 A269345 * A269347 A269348 A269349


KEYWORD

nonn


AUTHOR

Waldemar Puszkarz, Feb 24 2016


STATUS

approved



