Largest prime power divisor
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Let be a natural number. The largest prime power divisor of , sometimes denoted and sometimes denoted , is defined as the largest prime power that divides .
The ID of the sequence in the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences is A034699
The value of is largest when itself is a prime power, namely, it is for these values of . Since there are infinitely many primes, we have:
Further information: Largest prime power divisor has logarithmic lower bound
The largest prime power divisor of is . In fact, we have:
is finite and greater than zero.
Thus, we have:
Further information: Fractional distribution of largest prime power divisor
The value of is almost uniformly distributed in the interval .
Relation with other arithmetic functions
- Prime divisor count function: This is the total number of prime divisors of , and is denoted . We have the following relation: