[seqfan]Suite de Perrin
Jeffrey Shallit
shallit at graceland.uwaterloo.ca
Sun May 17 18:16:08 CEST 1998
> From seqfan-request at ext.jussieu.fr Sun May 17 11:45:59 1998
> From: Michel Tixier <tixier at dyadel.net>
>
> 2) As regards the sequence A013988 (suite de Perrin)
> a(0) = 3 , a(1) = 0 , a(n) = a(n-2) + a(n-3)
> 2 divide a(2) = 2
> 3 divide a(3) = 3
> 5 divide a(5) = 5
> 7 divide a(7) = 7
> 11 divide a(11) = 22
> 13 divide a(13) = 39
> ........
>
> " n prime divide a(n) " it's a conjecture or a theorem ?
>
> Can anyone give me any information about this?
>
> Michel
It's discussed in my book with Eric Bach, _Algorithmic Number
Theory_, exercise 9.24, page 305. In the solution you can find
many references.
Note that the result states "if n is prime, then n divides a(n)". The
converse is not true.
Jeffrey Shallit
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