[seqfan] Primes p == 3 (mod 4) with a Fibonacci primitive root.

Ami Eldar amiram.eldar at gmail.com
Sun Jan 30 11:34:47 CET 2022

Dear SeqFans,

Sequence A003147, "Primes p with a Fibonacci primitive root", was defined
in the paper:
     Daniel Shanks, Fibonacci primitive roots, Fibonacci Quarterly, Vol.
10, No. 2 (1972), pp. 163-168, 181.

A second paper on this subject
     Daniel Shanks and Larry Taylor, An Observation of Fibonacci Primitive
Roots, Fibonacci Quarterly, Vol. 11, No. 2 (1973), pp. 159-160.
deals with terms p == 3 (mod 4) of A003147, i.e., the intersection of
A003147 and A002145 (or A004767).
It states that if g is a Fibonacci primitive root of a prime p such that p
== 3 (mod 4) then g-1 and g-2 are also primitive roots of p.

It seems that this sequence already exists in the OEIS:
     A106535 Numbers k such that the smallest x > 1 for which Fibonacci(x)
= 0 mod k is x = k - 1.
but its definition is different, its terms are not necessarily primes, it
does not mention A003147, nor saying that the terms are == 3 (mod 4).
I checked and found that the first 2000 terms of A106535 are the same as
(A003147 INTERSECT A002145).
Can it be proved that the two sequences are the same?

Best regards,

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