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### Is there a known primitive recursive upper bound on the nth “Zhang prime”

(This question is pure curiosity. Feel free to close it if you feel it is not appropriate for mathoverflow.)
In 2013 Zhang showed that there are infinitely many pairs of primes which are less that ...

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### Have there been any new developments in the Firoozbakht conjecture? [duplicate]

Let $(p_{n})_{n∈ℕ}$ be the sequence of consecutive primes. In P. Ribenboim, The New Book of Prime Number Records, Springer-Verlag, 1995, page 185, the author says:
A new conjecture by F. ...

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### The divisors of $p-1$ and high-degree residues modulo $p$

Here is a somewhat more explicit version of a question that I asked a while ago.
Suppose that $p$ is a prime of the form $p=2n(n+1)+1$, with a positive integer $n$. Can every odd prime divisor of ...

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### Lucasian Primality Criterion for Specific Class of $k \cdot 2^n-1$

Definition
Let $P_m(x)=2^{-m}\cdot \left(\left(x-\sqrt{x^2-4}\right)^{m}+\left(x+\sqrt{x^2-4}\right)^{m}\right)$ , where $m$ and $x$ are nonnegative integers .
Conjecture
Let $N=k\cdot 2^n-1$ such ...

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### counting irreducible factors

In How hard is it to compute the number of prime factors of a given integer? a question was asked on computing number of prime factors of an integer.
Suppose we have a polynomial $f(X)\in \Bbb Z[X]$ ...

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### References to proofs of upper and lower bounds on the number of coprimes in an interval?

On the first page of the article "When the sieve works", the authors present upper and lower bounds for $S(T,T+x;\mathcal{E})$; the number of integers in the interval $(T,T+x]$ that are coprime to all ...

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### Siegel Walfisz Theorem for algebraic number fields

Is there a generalization of the Siegel Walfisz to algebraic number fields? This has been done for the prime number theorem in the prime ideal theorem.

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### E- and A-algorithms for finite arithmetic prime progressions and other sets

(EDIT from scratch).
Let $\ \mathbf a := (a_1\ \ldots\ a_n)\ $ be an increasing non-constant arithmetic progression of odd positive numbers. The goal here is to resolve efficiently one of the two ...

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### Sum of two squares and implication of Bunyakovsky conjecture

Bunyakovsky's conjecture states that a polynomial with integer
coefficients takes infinitely many prime values at integers,
unless this is impossible for trivial reasons.
Let $a_1(x), a_2(x), a_3(x), ...

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### every arithmetic progression contains a sequence of $k$ “consecutive” primes for possibly all natural numbers $k$?

I ask the same question here:http://math.stackexchange.com/q/1019404/192097
writing a little better the previous question: it´s true that if we let $a$ and $b$ be coprime integers, then the ...

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### Are there infinitely many primes p such that both p-1 and p+1 have at most 3 prime factors, counted with multiplicity?

This is a subsequence of primes $p$ for which $p^2-1$ has at most 6 prime divisors counted with multiplicity.
This sequence described in the question is the sequence A079153 in OEIS.
I could not ...

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### Is ${\rm lcm}\{{\rm ord}_p(q)\colon q\mid p-1,\ q>2\}>\sqrt p\ \,$?

The following question is "ideologically related" to the one I recently asked here.
For a prime $p$, let $M_p$ denotes the least common multiple of the orders modulo $p$ of all odd prime divisors of ...

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### Looking for the name of an infinite sequence [closed]

I am looking for information about a sequence that seems like it
should converge. The sequence is textually described as:
...

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### A conjecture of Erdos on consecutive differences of primes

Let $d_k = p_{k + 1} - p_k$ be the difference between consecutive primes and define
\begin{equation}
e_k = \left\{\begin{array}{c l} 1 &, d_{k + 1} > d_k \\ 0 &, \text{otherwise} ...

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### Estimating the number of twin primes of given natural configuration order

This question is a follow-up from About Goldbach's conjecture. Let
$$\mathrm{Co}_{k}(x):=\{n\le x:\mathrm{ord}_{c}(n):=\pi(\sqrt{2n-3})=k\},~~~\mathrm{co}_{k}(x):=\vert\mathrm{Co}_{k}(x)\vert$$
...

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### Lower bound on number of smooth values of polynomial at primes

Given a polynomial $f$, it is known believed that the number of smooth values of $f$ has a positive proportion (for fixed $u$, $\lim_{X\rightarrow\infty} \frac{|\{ n < X\ :\ f(n)\ is\ X^u\ smooth ...

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### Parity of the Prime Counting Function

I am interested in the distribution of the parity of $\pi(x)$, the prime counting function, over the natural numbers.
Let:
$\ \ E_n := \left\{ k \in \left\{1,\dots,n\right\} : \pi(k) \equiv 0 \mod 2 ...

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### Why $\gcd \{ {\rm ord}_p(q)\colon q\mid p-1 \}$ likes to be large?

For a prime $p$, let $F_p$ denote the greatest common divisor of the orders modulo $p$ of all prime divisors of $p-1$:
$$ F_p = \gcd \{ {\rm ord}_p(q)\colon q\mid p-1 \}; $$
thus, for instance, ...

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### Is there a formula that can predict the primes in the sequence of ratios of consecutive superior highly composite numbers? : $2, 3, 2, 5, 2, 3, 7,…$

This is the sequence of prime numbers which are the elementary building blocks for the superior highly composite numbers:
$2, 3, 2, 5, 2, 3, 7, 2, 11, 13, 2, 3, 5, 17, 19, 2, 23, ...$
The $n^{th}$ ...

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### Effective version of the Bombieri-Vinogradov theorem

Is there an effective version of the Bombieri-Vinogradov Theorem, in that have bounds on the implied constant been found?

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### What would be the consequences of $\displaystyle{\lim\inf_{n\to\infty}p_{n+k}-p_{n}\sim k\log k}$?

The question is in the title: what would be the number theoretic consequences if we managed to establish the conjectured asymptotic equality $\displaystyle{\lim\inf_{n\to\infty}p_{n+k}-p_{n}\sim k\log ...

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### Second Hardy-Littlewood Conjecture theme

If Second Hardy-Littlewood Conjecture is true then we can claim that $\pi(x)-\pi(y)\leq \pi(x-y)$. Thus the conjecture gives an upper bound for the number of primes between $x$ and $y$. I have found ...

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### Parity of primes [duplicate]

While working on a completely different (combinatorial) problem, I ran a simple program to calculate the parity of the first ~50000 primes (number of 1s in their binary representation modulo 2). The ...

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### What does the sum of the reciprocals of all the highly composite numbers converge to?

I've calculated the sum of the reciprocals of all the $156$ first highly composite numbers up to $10^{18}$:
$\sum \dfrac{1}{HCC(n)} = \dfrac{1}{2} + \dfrac{1}{4} + \dfrac{1}{6} + \dfrac{1}{12} + ...

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### The behavior of series involving special subsets of the prime numbers

It is well known that the series $\sum_{p\in \mathbb{P}} \frac{1}{p}$ diverges where $\mathbb{P}$ denotes the set of primes. Brun proved that $\sum_{p\in \mathbb{P_2}} \frac{1}{p}$ converges where $ ...

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### On the ratio of Gilbreath sequences

Definitions: let $n \in \mathbb{N}_{>0} \cup \{ \infty \}$ and let $E_n$ be the set of sequences $(d_i)_{i=1}^n$ such that $d_1=1$, $d_i$ is an even integer (for $i > 1$) and $0<d_i \le i$. ...

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### Definition of primitive divisor of a Lucas sequence

If $\{a_n\}_{n=1}^\infty$ is a sequence of integers, then the definition of primitive divisor of one of its terms is quite natural:
Def. 1. A prime number $p$ is a primitive divisor of $a_n$ if $p ...

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### what would be the consequences on the distribution of primes of $\Lambda=\infty$?

It is widely believed that the quantity $\Lambda:=\lim\sup\dfrac{t_{n+1}-t_{n}}{2\pi/\log t_{n}}$, where $t_{n}$ is the imaginary part of the $n$-th non-trivial zero on the critical line of the ...

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### Prime factors of the members of a certain recurrence

It is possible to prove elementarily that there are infinitely many primes that divide some element of the sequence $a_0 = k\ge 0$, $a_n = a_{n-1}^2+ 1$ for all $n\ge 1$ by showing that for all $m$, ...

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### The periodic architecture underlying the natural numbers [closed]

EDIT In the original version of this post I did not include a well specified mathematical question, and learning by failing, I realize there should have been. Closing or deleting the question is the ...

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### Does $\binom{2n}{n} \equiv 2 \pmod p$ ever hold?

Well, the title does not tell the whole story; the complete question is:
Are there any primes of the form $p=2n(n-1)+1$, with integer $n\ge 1$, such that
$$ \binom{2n}{n} \equiv 2\pmod p ? $$
...

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### Conjecture on prime numbers

Given a prime $p$, let $a_n=pn+n-1$.
I have noticed that $\forall{p}\exists{n}\in[2,p]:a_n\in\mathbb{P}$.
For example: $p=7,a_3=23,a_4=31,a_6=47$.
What is this conjecture called, and has it been ...

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### Andrica's and Legendre's Conjectures [closed]

My question is, which of these two conjectures is stronger, Andrica's or Legendre's? Could proving one prove the other? If the upper bound for the prime gap above any given natural number $n$ were to ...

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### Prime divisors of the respectively minimal binomial coefficients

In view of Chebyshev's approach to prime numbers, I would like to ask about the regularities and peculiarities of the two sequences $\ \beta(n)\ $ and $\ \gamma(n),\ $ which I define as follows:
$\ ...

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### Conjectured relation between alternating Prime zeta series and Riemann zeta

Let $P(s)$ be the Prime zeta function.
Numerical evidence suggests these identities:
$$ \sum_{k=1}^\infty \frac{(-1)^{k}P(3k)}{k}=\log{\bigg(\frac{1}{945}\frac{\pi^6}{\zeta(3)}\bigg)}\qquad\quad ...

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### Bounds re Asymptotic Formula for the Sum of Largest Prime Factors

I have a reference request related to the result :
$\sum_{n=2}^{x} P(n)$ ~ $\frac{\pi^2}{12}\frac{x^{2}}{log(x)}$ as $x \rightarrow \infty$
where $P(n)$ is the largest prime factor of the positive ...

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### Approximating the number of primes

Let $\pi(x)$ be the number of primes le than $x$. Is there any approach or attempt to find a nice function $f$ that does a better job in approximating $\pi$ than the logarithmic integral ...

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### Is there a von Koch-type theorem for the generalized Riemann hypothesis?

Helge von Koch proved in 1901 that the Riemann hypothesis is equivalent to the error term in the prime number theorem having the bound
$$
\mid\pi(x)-\textrm{li}(x)\mid=O(\sqrt{x} \log x).
$$
Q1: ...

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### Does iterating a certain function related to the sums of divisors eventually always result in a prime value?

Let define the following function for integers (from 2): $f(x)=\sigma(x)-1$, where $\sigma$ is the sum of the divisors of $x$.
For example $f(6)=6+3+2=11$, $f(5)=5$.
Note that $x$ is a fixed point for ...

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### $x^2+1$ attaining almost prime values

Iwaniec, using the linear sieve, proved that $n^2+1$ can be a product of at most two primes infinitely often and furthermore a lower bound of the correct order of magnitude for the number of such ...

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### Metric defined over Galois extensions of the rationals [duplicate]

I don't know if this of interest, but I'd be curious to know if the following idea has been pursued.
In this question (Metric on the set of subsets of the rational primes) I proposed a metric, d, ...

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### Is a Galois extension of the rationals determined by its set of completely split primes?

apologies if this is a naive question. Consider two Galois extensions, K and L, of the rational numbers. For each extension, consider the set of rational primes that split completely in the ...

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### Is it possible to sum the divergent series with prime coefficients?

It is known that the series $$ P := \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} p_{n} \qquad \text{where } p_{n} \text{ is the n'th prime} $$ cannot be summed by means of (prime) zeta function regularization. (The result was ...

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### Metric on the set of subsets of the rational primes

Note: this is a revision of an earlier post. It was kindly pointed out that my initial proposed metric was in fact not a metric, so this is a revised version.
I was thinking how to say that two sets ...

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### Repetend digit graphs for $1/n$ in base $b$

Here is a decimal expansion of $\frac{1}{34}$:
$$(1/34)_{10}=0.02941176470588235\overline{2941176470588235}\ldots$$
And here is a graphical representation of the 16-digit
"repetend," as a directed ...

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### Lower bounds on the error term of the prime number theorem

Are there any lower bounds on the error term for the prime number theorem, or in other words, is there a nontrivial $f$ s.t.
$$f(x)\ll |\psi(x) - x|$$
where $\psi$ is the Chebyshev function.

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### Smallest prime in an arithmetic progression

Let $\{a_n\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$ be defined as $a_n = a + bn$ for some $a, b >0,(a, b) = 1$. Are there good bounds on the minimal $k$ s.t. $a_k$ is prime. It is well known that there are infinitely ...

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### Integers with a large prime divisor in short intervals

For an integer $n$, denote by $P^+(n)$ the largest prime divisor of $n$. Then we have the following:
There exists some $c>0$, such that for all $x$ sufficiently large the number of integers ...

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### lower and upper bound for $\sum_{k=1}^n \frac{(-1)^{\Omega(k)}}k$?

Are there known any lower and upper bounds for
$$
\sum_{k=1}^n \frac{(-1)^{\Omega(k)}}k,
$$
where $\Omega(n)$ is the number of prime factors counting multiplicities of $n$?
Or at least is it known ...

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### Divisor sums over values of binary forms of primes

Let $\tau$ be the divisor function, that is
$$
\tau(n)=\sharp\{d \in \mathbb{N}, d|n\}.
$$
I was wondering if anyone has ever proved an asymptotic estimate
for the sum
$$S(x):=\sum_{p,q\leq ...