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A321858 a(n) = Pi(12,5)(n) + Pi(12,7)(n) - Pi(12,1)(n) - Pi(12,11)(n) where Pi(a,b)(x) denotes the number of primes in the arithmetic progression a*k + b less than or equal to x. 14
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OFFSET

1,7

COMMENTS

a(n) is the number of odd primes <= n that have 3 as a quadratic nonresidue minus the number of primes <= n that have 3 as a quadratic residue.

The first 10000 terms are nonnegative. a(p) = 0 for primes p = 2, 3, 13, 433, 443, 457, 479, 491, 503, 3541, ... The earliest negative term is a(61463) = -1. Conjecturally infinitely many terms should be negative.

In general, assuming the strong form of RH, if 0 < a, b < k are integers, gcd(a, k) = gcd(b, k) = 1, a is a quadratic residue and b is a quadratic nonresidue mod n, then Pi(k,b)(n) > Pi(k,a)(n) occurs more often than not. This phenomenon is called "Chebyshev's bias". Here, although 11 is not a quadratic residue modulo 12, for most n we have Pi(12,7)(n) + Pi(12,11)(n) > Pi(12,1)(n) - Pi(12,5)(n), Pi(12,5)(n) + Pi(12,11)(n) > Pi(12,1)(n) + Pi(12,7)(n) and Pi(12,5)(n) + Pi(12,7)(n) > Pi(12,1)(n) + Pi(12,11)(n).

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..87.

Wikipedia, Chebyshev's bias

FORMULA

a(n) = -Sum_{primes p<=n} Kronecker(12,p) = -Sum_{primes p<=n} A110161(p).

EXAMPLE

Pi(12,1)(100) = 5, Pi(12,5)(100) = Pi(12,7)(100) = Pi(12,11)(100) = 6, so a(100) = 6 + 6 - 5 - 6 = 1.

PROG

(PARI) a(n) = -sum(i=1, n, isprime(i)*kronecker(12, i))

CROSSREFS

Cf. A110161.

Let d be a fundamental discriminant.

Sequences of the form "a(n) = -Sum_{primes p<=n} Kronecker(d,p)" with |d| <= 12: A321860 (d=-11), A320857 (d=-8), A321859 (d=-7), A066520 (d=-4), A321856 (d=-3), A321857 (d=5), A071838 (d=8), this sequence (d=12).

Sequences of the form "a(n) = -Sum_{i=1..n} Kronecker(d,prime(i))" with |d| <= 12: A321865 (d=-11), A320858 (d=-8), A321864 (d=-7), A038698 (d=-4), A112632 (d=-3), A321862 (d=5), A321861 (d=8), A321863 (d=12).

Sequence in context: A174344 A340171 A049241 * A334235 A230415 A101080

Adjacent sequences:  A321855 A321856 A321857 * A321859 A321860 A321861

KEYWORD

sign

AUTHOR

Jianing Song, Nov 20 2018

STATUS

approved

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