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A291789 Trajectory of 270 under repeated application of k -> (phi(k)+sigma(k))/2. 7


%S 270,396,606,712,851,852,1148,1416,2032,2488,2960,4110,5512,6918,8076,

%T 10780,16044,23784,33720,55240,73230,97672,118470,169840,247224,

%U 350260,442848,728448,1213440,2124864,4080384,8159616,13515078,15767596,18626016,29239504,39012864,62623600,92580308

%N Trajectory of 270 under repeated application of k -> (phi(k)+sigma(k))/2.

%C The ultimate fate of this trajectory is presently unknown. It may reach a fractional value (when it dies), it may reach a prime (which would be a fixed point), it may enter a cycle of length greater than 1, or it may be unbounded. - _Hugo Pfoertner_ and _N. J. A. Sloane_, Sep 18 2017

%H Sean A. Irvine, <a href="/A291789/b291789.txt">Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..515</a> [Terms through a(250) from Hugo Pfoertner, terms a(251)-a(356) from N. J. A. Sloane]

%H Sean A. Irvine, <a href="/A291789/a291789_1.png">Illustration of A291789 showing a(n+1)/a(n) (red), cumulative mean of a(n+1)/a(n) (green), and power of 2 in a(n) (blue)</a>

%H Hugo Pfoertner, <a href="/A291789/a291789.png">Illustration of A291789 using a recursive 5th order Butterworth filter with normalized cut-off frequency of 0.1 (0.5<->Nyquist frequency) to smooth the data.</a>

%H N. J. A. Sloane, Three (No, 8) Lovely Problems from the OEIS, Experimental Mathematics Seminar, Rutgers University, Oct 05 2017, <a href="https://vimeo.com/237029685">Part I</a>, <a href="https://vimeo.com/237030304">Part 2</a>, <a href="https://oeis.org/A290447/a290447_slides.pdf">Slides.</a> (Mentions this sequence)

%p orbit:= proc(n, m) uses numtheory;

%p local V,k;

%p V:= Vector(m);

%p V[1]:= n;

%p for k from 2 to m do V[k]:= (sigma(V[k-1])+ phi(V[k-1]))/2 od:

%p convert(V,list)

%p end proc:

%p orbit(270, 200); # _Robert Israel_, Sep 07 2017

%t NestWhileList[If[! IntegerQ@ #, -1/2, (DivisorSigma[1, #] + EulerPhi@ #)/2] &, 270, Nor[! IntegerQ@ #, SameQ@ ##] &, 2, 38] (* _Michael De Vlieger_, Sep 19 2017 *)

%Y Cf. A000010, A000203, A289997, A290001, A291790, A291787, A291804, A291805.

%Y See A291914 and A292108 for the "big picture".

%K nonn

%O 0,1

%A _N. J. A. Sloane_, Sep 03 2017

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