least prime factor
The least prime factor of a positive integer is the smallest positive prime number dividing . Sometimes expressed as a function, . For example, . For a prime number , clearly , while for any composite number (except squares of primes) . (The function would be quite useless if 1 is considered a prime, therefore is undefined — though we could make an argument for ). In the sequence of least prime factors for each integer in turn, each prime occurs first at the index for itself then not again until its square.
In Mathematica, one can use
LeastPrimeFactor[n] after loading a number theory package, or much more simply by using the command
FactorInteger[n][[1,1]] (of course substituting
n as necessary).
|Title||least prime factor|
|Date of creation||2013-03-22 17:40:03|
|Last modified on||2013-03-22 17:40:03|
|Last modified by||PrimeFan (13766)|