3,5,11 - sequence /proposal for an additional definition
Gottfried Helms
Annette.Warlich at t-online.de
Tue Nov 8 22:13:06 CET 2005
Seqfans -
1) a few stupid typing errors, sorry. But it doesn't
spoil the meaning too terribly, so I'll just leave it as it was.
2) The matter can be simplified:
the inf-hyperroot n^^°° = a (mod p) can more simply be
expressed as
n^a = a (mod p)
and so we ask, whether in the residue-group of p an "n"
exists with that property, or in other words:
whether there exists an "n" which can be expressed as
the a'th root of a.
The number of solutions n for a given p seems to increase
with p, and is even higher if p is not prime but composite.
There is always a "trivial" solution, for n=1 (mod p) (obvious).
The sequence 3,5,11 is then
the sequence of primes>2, which have a non-trivial element "n"
where n^a = a (mod p, a integer >0)
(which may be of a certain interest; maybe one can find
a connection with some analogs to the Lucas-Lehmer-test
or similar)
Regards -
Gottfried Helms
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