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Mathematics of Computation

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A note on Chowla’s function
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by M. Lal and A. Forbes PDF
Math. Comp. 25 (1971), 923-925 Request permission


Iterates of a number-theoretic function, defined by $L(n) = \sigma (n) - (1 + n)$, are investigated empirically, for $n \leqq {10^5}$. This search has yielded 9 reduced amicable pairs.
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  • © Copyright 1971 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 25 (1971), 923-925
  • MSC: Primary 10A20
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  • MathSciNet review: 0297685