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A note on Chowla’s function

Authors: M. Lal and A. Forbes
Journal: Math. Comp. 25 (1971), 923-925
MSC: Primary 10A20
MathSciNet review: 0297685
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Abstract: 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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Keywords: Reduced amicable numbers, number-theoretic function
Article copyright: © Copyright 1971 American Mathematical Society