[seqfan] Re: Looking for a paper from J London Math Soc 1930

Neil Sloane njasloane at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 19:18:04 CET 2016

Sean, Jean-Paul:   Thank you very much for sending the paper!  Even Rutgers
didn't have access to it.

The sequence I was looking for, in Wilton's Table II, turns out to match
A106867 (at least at the start) .

This is a bit of a surprise since the defn. of A106867 is
Primes of the form 2*x^2+x*y+3*y^2.
and there is a comment saying:
Primes p such that the polynomial x^3-x-1 is irreducible over Zp. The
polynomial discriminant is also -23.

On the other hand, Wilton's definition is
Primes p such that Ramanujan tau(p) = A000594(p) == -1 (mod 23).

Is it obvious that these are the same?  Since A106867 has a b-file from Ray
Chandler with 10000 terms,
it would be easy to check if they agree out that far.

Best regards

Neil J. A. Sloane, President, OEIS Foundation.
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On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 1:03 PM, Sean A. Irvine <sairvin at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have sent Neil the requested paper.
> On 30 November 2016 at 06:44, Neil Sloane <njasloane at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Can anyone get hold of a copy of
> >
> > Wilton, John Raymond. "Congruence properties of Ramanujan's function τ
> > (n)." *Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society* 2.1 (1930): 1-10.
> >
> > Lehmer says that Table II has a list of primes with a certain property
> > related to tau(n).
> >
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