• Florian Luca

Articles written in Proceedings – Mathematical Sciences

• Arithmetic properties of the Ramanujan function

We study some arithmetic properties of the Ramanujan function τ(n), such as the largest prime divisorP (τ(n)) and the number of distinct prime divisors ω (τ (n)) of τ(n) for various sequences ofn. In particular, we show thatP(τ(n)) ≥ (logn)33/31+o(1) for infinitely many n, and$$P(\tau )(p)\tau (p^2 )\tau (p^3 )) &gt; (1 + o(1))\frac{{\log \log p\log \log \log p}}{{\log \log \log \log p}}$$ for every primep with τ(ρ) ≠ 0.

• Repdigits in 𝑘-Lucas Sequences

For an integer $k\geq 2$, let $(L_n^{(k)})_n$ be the 𝑘-Lucas sequence which starts with $0,\ldots,0,2,1$ (𝑘 terms) and each term afterwards is the sum of the 𝑘 preceding terms. In 2000, Luca (Port. Math. 57(2) 2000 243-254) proved that 11 is the largest number with only one distinct digit (the so-called repdigit) in the sequence $(L_n^{(2)})_n$. In this paper, we address a similar problem in the family of 𝑘-Lucas sequences. We also show that the 𝑘-Lucas sequences have similar properties to those of 𝑘-Fibonacci sequences and occur in formulae simultaneously with the latter.

• On a problem of Pillai with Fibonacci numbers and powers of 2

In this paper, we find all integers $c$ having at least two representations as a difference between a Fibonacci number and a power of 2.

• The $x$-coordinates of Pell equations and sums of two Fibonacci numbers II

Let $\{Fn\}_{n≥0}$ be the sequence of Fibonacci numbers defined by $F_0 = 0$, $F_1 = 1$ and $F_{n+2} = F_{n+1}+F_n$ for all $n\geq 0$. In this paper, for an integer $d \geq 2$ which is square-free, we show that there is at most one value of the positive integer $x$ participating in the Pell equation $x^2 − dy^2 = \pm 4$ which is a sum of two Fibonacci numbers, with a few exceptions that we completely characterize.

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Posted on July 25, 2019