[seqfan] Re: A135064

Neil Sloane njasloane at gmail.com
Sat Mar 4 18:41:51 CET 2017

Charles,  I suggest (concerning A135064) that we
1. cut back the terms that we show (in the data lines and the b-file) to
just those that you have verified from the definition


2. remove everything else except the conjecture

I will take care of this
Best regards

Neil J. A. Sloane, President, OEIS Foundation.
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On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 7:54 PM, Charles Greathouse
<charles.greathouse at case.edu> wrote:
> I have not (yet?) attempted to prove the conjecture. I did check that it
> holds for n < 10^6 and that the first 500 terms of the sequence (209
> digits) generated by the recurrence correspond to polynomials with Galois
> group A5. Both of these rely on the PARI/GP polgalois command.
> Charles Greathouse
> Case Western Reserve University
> On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 4:28 PM, <israel at math.ubc.ca> wrote:
>> This sequence is "Numbers n such that the quintic polynomial x^5 -
>> 10*n*x^2 - 24*n has Galois group A_5 over rationals."
>> In 2007 Klaus Brockhaus commented "Sequence appears to agree with the
>> Lucas bisection A002878 for n > 1", and Neil commented "If this agreement
>> is provable then of course it provides recurrences, generating functions,
>> etc., for this sequence." A number of people appear to have ignored the
>> "if" clause and provided the recurrence, generating function, programs,
>> additional terms and b-file from that. At least, I doubt that anybody has
>> directly computed the Galois group for all n up to a(10000).
>> Joerg made a pink-box comment in September 2016 "Careful, so far this one
>> appears(1) to agree with A002878. SO all program should be removed and all
>> formulas need "conjecture" with them."
>> However this has not been done.
>> Is anybody able to prove the conjecture? If not, I agree with Joerg and we
>> need to do some editing.
>> Cheers,
>> Robert
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