A contribution to infinite disjoint covering systems
Journal de Théorie des Nombres de Bordeaux, Volume 17 (2005) no. 1, pp. 51-55.

Let the collection of arithmetic sequences ${\left\{{d}_{i}n+{b}_{i}:n\in ℤ\right\}}_{i\in I}$ be a disjoint covering system of the integers. We prove that if ${d}_{i}={p}^{k}{q}^{l}$ for some primes $p,q$ and integers $k,l\ge 0$, then there is a $j\ne i$ such that ${d}_{i}|{d}_{j}$. We conjecture that the divisibility result holds for all moduli.

A disjoint covering system is called saturated if the sum of the reciprocals of the moduli is equal to $1$. The above conjecture holds for saturated systems with ${d}_{i}$ such that the product of its prime factors is at most $1254$.

Supposons que la famille de suites arithmétiques ${\left\{{d}_{i}n+{b}_{i}:n\in ℤ\right\}}_{i\in I}$ soit un recouvrement disjoint des nombres entiers. Nous prouvons qui si ${d}_{i}={p}^{k}{q}^{l}$ pour des nombres premiers $p,q$ et des entiers $k,l\ge 0$, il existe alors un $j\ne i$ tel que ${d}_{i}|{d}_{j}$. On conjecture que le résultat de divisibilité est vrai quelques soient les raisons ${d}_{i}$.

Un recouvrement disjoint est appelé saturé si la somme des inverses des raisons est égale à 1. La conjecture ci-dessus est vraie pour des recouvrements saturés avec des ${d}_{i}$ dont le produit des facteurs premiers n’est pas supérieur à $1254$.

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DOI: 10.5802/jtnb.476
János Barát 1; Péter P. Varjú 1

1 Bolyai Institute University of Szeged Aradi vértanúk tere 1. Szeged, 6720 Hungary
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János Barát; Péter P. Varjú. A contribution to infinite disjoint covering systems. Journal de Théorie des Nombres de Bordeaux, Volume 17 (2005) no. 1, pp. 51-55. doi : 10.5802/jtnb.476. https://jtnb.centre-mersenne.org/articles/10.5802/jtnb.476/

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