# Immortal numbers

Last update: 27 December 2020

The immortal numbers were defined and researched by Daniel Marschall and are defined as integers, which contain themselves as suffix when raised to a power.

## 1. Definitions

### 1.0 Digit count function

In this document we use following function that counts the amount of digits of an integer $n\in\mathbb{Z}$, represented in base $b\in\mathbb{N}\setminus\{0,1\}$:

$\Upsilon_{b}(n)=\lfloor\log_{b}(\mid n\mid)+1\rfloor$

### 1.1 Simple case (base 10, power 2)

Definition: A number $n\in\mathbb{N}_{0}$ is "immortal" (with power 2 at base 10), if it satisfies following equation:

$\large n^{2}\equiv n\quad(\bmod\;10^{\Upsilon_{10}(n)})$

Example: The number 625 is immortal at base 10, because 625 x 625 = 390625

### 1.2 General case (base b, power p)

Definition: A number $n\in\mathbb{N}_{0}$ is "immortal" with power $p\in\mathbb{N}\setminus\{0,1\}$ at base $b\in\mathbb{N}\setminus\{0,1\}$, if it satisfies following equation:

$\large n^{p}\equiv n\quad(\bmod\;b^{\Upsilon_{b}(n)})$

Example: The number 2047 ( 3777(8) ) is immortal with power 3 at base 8, because 3777(8)3 = 77720013777(8)

A more general case with complex numbers and negative numbers can be found here.

### 1.3 Set of immortal numbers

The set $\small\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p}$ contains all immortal numbers with power $p$ at base $b$.

Definition:

$\large n\in\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p}\;\Leftrightarrow\;n^{p}\equiv n\;(\bmod\;b^{% \Upsilon_{b}(n)})$

Example: $\small 625\in\mathbb{M}_{10}^{2}$

### 1.4 Immortality of base/power-tuples

The "immortality" of a $(b,p)$ tuple is defined by the amount of immortal numbers divided by the maximum length of these numbers. The higher the maximum length is chosen, the more accurate is the immortality. The unit of measurement can be optionally written as $\tfrac{I}{D}$ ("Immortals per Digit"). Since the numbers $\{0,1\}$ are always immortal, they will be exluded from this calculation.

Formal definition:

$\large|\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p}|^{\ast}:=\lim\limits_{L\rightarrow\infty}{\Big[\frac% {1}{L}\cdot|\{n\in\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p}\cap\mathbb{N}\;|\;1

Example: For base 10, power 3, there are 1176 immortal numbers with length of 1..100 digits, exluding 0 and 1. The immortality of $(10,3)$ is therefore approximately $|\mathbb{M}^{3}_{10}|^{\ast}\approx\tfrac{1176}{100}=11.76$

Here you can find a plot that compares the immortality of various $(b,p)$ tuples.

### 1.5 Pseudo immortal base/power-tuples

There are base/power-tuples $(b,p)$ where only the numbers $\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p}=\{0,1\}$ are immortal. These base/power-tuples are called "pseudo-immortal". An example is $(9,2)$.

Their immortality is zero $|\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p}|^{\ast}=0$ because:

$|\{0,1\}|^{\ast}=\lim\limits_{L\rightarrow\infty}{\Big[\frac{1}{L}\cdot|\{n\in% \{0,1\}\;|\;1

Here you can find a plot that shows the $(b,p)$ values of some pseudo-immortals.

### 1.6 Super immortal numbers

Super immortal numbers are numbers which are immortal to every $(b,p)$ tuple. Only the numbers $\{0,1\}$ satisfy this property (see proof).

$\mathbb{M}_{s}:=\bigcap_{b=2}^{\infty}\bigcap_{p=2}^{\infty}\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p}% =\{0,1\}$

## 2. Branch graph notation

Immortal numbers can be written in graph with "branches".

In base 10, power 2, things are quite easy: There are only 4 branches 0, 1, 5 and 6. The branches 0 and 1 are trivial branches and have no children.
In branch 5, the immortal numbers are 5, 25, 625, 90625, 890625, 2890625, 12890625, 212890625, 8212890625, ...
In branch 6, the immortal numbers are 6, 76, 376, 9376, 109376, 7109376, 87109376, 787109376, 1787109376, ...
In this case, immortal numbers of base 10 power 2 can be generated using a tree node and adding a single digit in front of it. Additionally, the sum of the pairs of digits below branch 5 and 6 always add up to 9. However, there are more complex graphs, for example base 10, power 3: Credits: The graphs were created with mind-map-online.de

## 3. Immortal number search

### 3.1 Base 10, power 2

There has been a huge effort to find immortal numbers with several million digits. A special algorithm, optimized extensively using SSE/MMX technology, has been written to archive this task.

On July, 9th 2019, the immortal number of base 10, power 2 with 1.1 billion digits was found and on March, 30th 2020, the result was double-verified.

Get the tool to calculate these numbers (Source codes written in C)

Credits: The search for giant immortal numbers at base-10-power-2 were only made possible by the users of the matheboard.de thread who contributed the algorithm for finding base-10-power-2 numbers as well as the contributor of this StackOverflow question who has showed me how to speed up the algorithm using SSE/MMX instructions.

### 3.2 Base b, power p

A rather trivial search algorithm has been developed to find all immortal numbers between base 2 and 36 and power 2 till 10, with a maximum length of 100 digits.

Python source code

Get a list of immortal numbers with max length 100 digits, for powers 2 till 10, with following base:
02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36

### 3.3 Calculation using Chinese Remainder Theorem (power 2)

English: German:

We want to find all $x\in\mathbb{M}^{2}_{b}\quad b\in\mathbb{N}\geq 2$

(1) Let $\omega(b)\in\mathbb{N}$ be the number of unique prime factors of $b$ and the the prime decomposition of $b$ be:

$b=\prod\limits_{i=1}^{\omega(b)}(p_{i})^{(e_{i})}$

with $e_{i}$ being the valuation (how many times $n$ can be divded by $p^{i}$)

$e_{i}:=v_{p_{i}}(b),\quad e^{i},i\in\mathbb{N}$

and $p_{i}\in\mathbb{P},\quad p_{1}.

(2) Let $m\in\mathbb{N}$ be the length of the number we want to find.

(3) The congruence equation for an immortal number with power 2, base $b$ and length $m$ can be written as:

$x^{2}\equiv x\;\;(\mathop{{\rm mod}}b^{m})$

$x^{2}-x\equiv 0\;\;(\mathop{{\rm mod}}b^{m})$

$x(x-1)\equiv 0\;\;(\mathop{{\rm mod}}b^{m})$

(3b) $x$ and $x-1$ are coprime: $\gcd(x,x-1)=1$.

(3c) Therefore, each $({p_{i}}^{e_{i}})^{m}$, for $1\leq i\leq\omega(b)$, must divide into either just $x$, giving that $x\equiv 0\;\;(\mathop{{\rm mod}}({p_{i}}^{e_{i}})^{m})$; or $x-1$, giving that $x\equiv 1\;\;(\mathop{{\rm mod}}({p_{i}}^{e_{i}})^{m})$. (see additional explanation)

(3d) So, the immortal number $x$ for a given length $m\in\mathbb{N}$ can be found using the following congruence equation:

\displaystyle\begin{aligned}\displaystyle\begin{matrix}x&\equiv&a_{1}&(\;\bmod% &({p_{1}}^{e_{1}})^{m}\;)\\ x&\equiv&a_{2}&(\;\bmod&({p_{2}}^{e_{2}})^{m}\;)\\ &\vdots&&\\ x&\equiv&a_{\omega(b)}&(\;\bmod&({p_{\omega(b)}}^{e_{\omega(b)}})^{m}\;)\\ \end{matrix}\end{aligned}

simplified:

\displaystyle\begin{aligned}\displaystyle\begin{matrix}x&\equiv&a_{1}&(\;\bmod% &{p_{1}}^{e_{1}\cdot m}\;)\\ x&\equiv&a_{2}&(\;\bmod&{p_{2}}^{e_{2}\cdot m}\;)\\ &\vdots&&\\ x&\equiv&a_{\omega(b)}&(\;\bmod&{p_{\omega(b)}}^{e_{\omega(b)}\cdot m}\;)\\ \end{matrix}\end{aligned}

with $a_{n}\in\{0,1\}$

(3e) Only the smallest canonical $x$ of the congruence equation is immortal (not: $x+k\cdot b^{m},\;k\in\mathbb{Z}$).

(3f) The permutations of $(a_{1},a_{2},a_{3},...,a_{\omega(b)})$ generate numbers of a specific branch.

#### Example for $x\in\mathbb{M}^{2}_{10}$

$b=10=2^{1}\cdot 5^{1}$

Therefore:

\displaystyle\begin{aligned}\displaystyle\begin{matrix}x&\equiv&a_{1}&(\;\bmod% &(2^{1})^{m}\;)\\ x&\equiv&a_{2}&(\;\bmod&(5^{1})^{m}\;)\\ \end{matrix}\end{aligned}

Now $x$ can be found using the Chinese Remainder Theorem.

The $(a_{1},a_{2})$ permutations generate the different branches of the immortal numbers of $\mathbb{M}^{2}_{10}$:

• Tuple $(0,0)$ generates branch 0 (only one element: $\{0\}$)
• Tuple $(0,1)$ generates branch 6 (elements $\{6,76,376,...\}$ for $m=1,2,3,...$)
• Tuple $(1,0)$ generates branch 5 (elements $\{5,25,625,...\}$ for $m=1,2,3,...$)
• Tuple $(1,1)$ generates branch 1 (only one element: $\{1\}$)

Credits: John Omielan for the proof above and why this scheme cannot be easily applied to powers other than 2.

Gesucht sind die Zahlen $x\in\mathbb{M}^{2}_{b}$, die zu der Basis $b\in\mathbb{N}\geq 2$ unsterblich sind.

(1) Sei $\omega(b)\in\mathbb{N}$ die Anzahl der verschiedenen Primfaktoren von $b$ und die kanonische Primfaktorzerlegung von $b$:

$b=\prod\limits_{i=1}^{\omega(b)}(p_{i})^{(e_{i})}$

wobei $e_{i}$ die $p^{i}$-Bewertung von $b$ ist (wie oft $b$ durch $p^{i}$ teilbar ist)

$e_{i}:=v_{p_{i}}(b),\quad e^{i},i\in\mathbb{N}$

sowie $p_{i}\in\mathbb{P},\quad p_{1}.

(2) $m\in\mathbb{N}$ sei die Länge der unsterblichen Zahl, die wir suchen..

(3) Die Kongruenzgleichung für die unsterbliche Zahl mit Potenz 2, Basis $b$ und Länge $m$ kann geschrieben werden als:

$x^{2}\equiv x\;\;(\mathop{{\rm mod}}b^{m})$

$x^{2}-x\equiv 0\;\;(\mathop{{\rm mod}}b^{m})$

$x(x-1)\equiv 0\;\;(\mathop{{\rm mod}}b^{m})$

(3b) $x$ und $x-1$ sind teilerfremd.

(3c) Deswegen muss $({p_{i}}^{e_{i}})^{m}$ für alle $1\leq i\leq\omega(b)$ sich entweder durch $x$ teilen (ergibt $x\equiv 0\;\;(\mathop{{\rm mod}}({p_{i}}^{e_{i}})^{m})$) oder durch $x-1$ (ergibt $x\equiv 1\;\;(\mathop{{\rm mod}}({p_{i}}^{e_{i}})^{m})$). (Weitere Erklärungen auf Englisch)

(3d) Deswegen gilt die Kongruenzgleichung zur Findung aller $x$ mit jeweils $m\in\mathbb{N}$ Stellen:

\displaystyle\begin{aligned}\displaystyle\begin{matrix}x&\equiv&a_{1}&(\;\bmod% &({p_{1}}^{e_{1}})^{m}\;)\\ x&\equiv&a_{2}&(\;\bmod&({p_{2}}^{e_{2}})^{m}\;)\\ &\vdots&&\\ x&\equiv&a_{\omega(b)}&(\;\bmod&({p_{\omega(b)}}^{e_{\omega(b)}})^{m}\;)\\ \end{matrix}\end{aligned}

bzw.

\displaystyle\begin{aligned}\displaystyle\begin{matrix}x&\equiv&a_{1}&(\;\bmod% &{p_{1}}^{e_{1}\cdot m}\;)\\ x&\equiv&a_{2}&(\;\bmod&{p_{2}}^{e_{2}\cdot m}\;)\\ &\vdots&&\\ x&\equiv&a_{\omega(b)}&(\;\bmod&{p_{\omega(b)}}^{e_{\omega(b)}\cdot m}\;)\\ \end{matrix}\end{aligned}

mit $a_{n}\in\{0,1\}$

(3e) Die unsterbliche Zahl der kleinste kanonische Wert $x$ der Kongruenzgleichung ist (nicht $x+k\cdot b^{m},\;k\in\mathbb{Z}$).

(3f) Die Permutationen von $(a_{1},a_{2},a_{3},...,a_{\omega(b)})$ erzeugen unsterbliche Zahlen eines bestimmten Stamms.

#### Beispiel für $x\in\mathbb{M}^{2}_{10}$

$b=10=2^{1}\cdot 5^{1}$

Es ergibt sich damit folgende Kongruenzgleichung:

\displaystyle\begin{aligned}\displaystyle\begin{matrix}x&\equiv&a_{1}&(\;\bmod% &(2^{1})^{m}\;)\\ x&\equiv&a_{2}&(\;\bmod&(5^{1})^{m}\;)\\ \end{matrix}\end{aligned}

$x$ kann mit dem Chinesischem Restsatz gefunden werden.

Die $(a_{1},a_{2})$ Permutationen erzeugen die verschiedenen Stämme der unsterblichen Zahlen von $\mathbb{M}^{2}_{10}$:

• Tupel $(0,0)$ generiert Stamm 0 (nur ein Element: $\{0\}$)
• Tupel $(0,1)$ generiert Stamm 6 (Elemente $\{6,76,376,...\}$ für $m=1,2,3,...$)
• Tupel $(1,0)$ generiert Stamm 5 (Elemente $\{5,25,625,...\}$ für $m=1,2,3,...$)
• Tupel $(1,1)$ generiert Stamm 1 (nur ein Element: $\{1\}$)

## 4. Graphical plots

### 4.1 Immortal number overview

Python source code Base 10 filtered: ### 4.2 Immortality of various (b,p)-tuples

Python source code A red x denotes an immortality of zero. Dots denote an immortality. The bigger the dots are, the greater is the immortality of $\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p}$ .
Green dots denote an immortality of $\mathbb{N}$.
Blue dots denote an immortality of $\mathbb{R}$.

### 4.3 Pseudo immortal base/power tuples

Python source code ## 5. Miscellaneous proofs, theorems and attributes

### 5.1 An immortal number with power p is also immortal with power p+k(p-1)

We want to prove that $\large\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p}\subseteq\mathbb{M}^{p+k(p-1)}_{b},k\in\mathbb{N}_{0}$

Let's begin with:

$n\in\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p}\;\Leftrightarrow\;n^{p}\equiv n\quad(\bmod\;b^{\Upsilon% _{b}(n)})\qquad|\cdot n^{p-1}$

$n^{p}\cdot n^{p-1}\equiv n\cdot n^{p-1}\quad(\bmod\;b^{\Upsilon_{b}(n)})$

$n^{p+p-1}\equiv n^{1+p-1}\quad(\bmod\;b^{\Upsilon_{b}(n)})$

$n^{p+(p-1)}\equiv n^{p}\quad(\bmod\;b^{\Upsilon_{b}(n)})$

With mathematical induction we can now prove that

$n^{p+k(p-1)}\equiv n^{p+(k-1)(p-1)}\equiv...\equiv n^{p+(p-1)}\equiv n^{p}% \equiv n\quad(\bmod\;b^{\Upsilon_{b}(n)})$

therefore

$n\in\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p+k(p-1)}\Leftrightarrow n\in\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p+(k-1)(p-1)}% \Leftrightarrow...\Leftrightarrow n\in\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p+(p-1)}\Leftrightarrow n% \in\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p}$

Since all immortal numbers of power $p$ are also immortal in power $p+k(p-1)$, we have now proven that

$\large\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p}\subseteq\mathbb{M}^{p+k(p-1)}_{b}\quad\blacksquare$

### 5.2 Theorem of complete immortality

Theorem: For every number $n\in\mathbb{N}_{0}$ there is a tuple $(b,p)$ so that $n\in\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p}$. In other words, every number is immortal to some specific base and power.

$\large\forall\;n\in\mathbb{N}_{0}\;\exists\;(b,p):n\in\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p}$

Note: The theorem of complete immortality also leads to the conclusion:

$\bigcup_{b=2}^{\infty}\bigcup_{p=2}^{\infty}\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p}=\mathbb{N}_{0}$

Proof:

(0) Let $n\in\mathbb{N}_{0}$ with an arbitary value.

(1) Let $b$ be a prime $b\in\mathbb{P}$ that is not a prime factor of $n$ ( $n\nmid b$ ), then $m:=b^{\Upsilon_{b}(n)}$ is not a prime factor of $n$ either ( $n\nmid m$ ).

In other words: $\gcd(b,n)=1\;\Rightarrow\;\gcd(m,n)=1$ .

(2) Since we have $\gcd(m,n)=1$, we can create following term using the Fermat-Euler theorem:

$n^{\varphi(m)}\equiv 1\quad(\bmod\;m)$

Transforming it a bit, we get:

$n^{\varphi(m)}\equiv 1\quad(\bmod\;m)\quad|\cdot n$

$n^{\varphi(m)}\cdot n\equiv n\quad(\bmod\;m)$

$n^{\varphi(m)+1}\equiv n\quad(\bmod\;m)$

(3) If we now define $p:=\varphi(m)+1$ and insert the definition of $m$ from above, then we get:

$\large n^{p}\equiv n\quad(\bmod\;b^{\Upsilon_{b}(n)})$

which is equivalent to:

$\large n\in\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p}\quad\blacksquare$

Credits: Many thanks to Finn from matheboard.de for showing me how to prove this theorem!

### 5.3 The only super-immortals are 0 and 1

We want to prove that the only super-immortals are 0 and 1.

$\mathbb{M}_{s}:=\bigcap_{b=2}^{\infty}\bigcap_{p=2}^{\infty}\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p}% =\{0,1\}$

(1) First, we verify that 0 and 1 are immortal to every $b,p\in\mathbb{N}\setminus\{0,1\}$ :

(1.1) $\forall\;b,p\geq 2:\;0^{p}=0\quad\Rightarrow\quad 0^{p}\equiv 0\;(\bmod\;b^{% \Upsilon_{b}(n)})\quad\Rightarrow\quad 0\in\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p}$

(1.2) $\forall\;b,p\geq 2:\;1^{p}=1\quad\Rightarrow\quad 1^{p}\equiv 1\;(\bmod\;b^{% \Upsilon_{b}(n)})\quad\Rightarrow\quad 1\in\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p}$

(2) To prove that the only super-immortals are 0 and 1, we want to find a $(b,p)$ tuple for every $n>1$ that will cause $n\notin\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p}$ :

$\large\forall\;n\in\mathbb{N}\setminus\{0,1\}\;\exists\;(b,p):n\notin\mathbb{M% }_{b}^{p};\quad b,p\in\mathbb{N}\setminus\{0,1\}$

(3) The definition of an immortal number is

$n^{p}\equiv n\quad(\bmod\;b^{\Upsilon_{b}(n)})$

We can see that a number can only be immortal if $n^{p}$ is a number that has more digits (in the notation of base $b$) than $n$.

(4) If we choose a high enough base $b$, then $n$ and $n^{p}$ would have the same amounts of digits, and therefore $n$ could not be immortal.

So, we need to find a $b$, so that $b^{\Upsilon_{b}(n)}>n^{p}$ .

If we choose $b:=n^{p}$, we get:

$n^{p^{\Upsilon_{(n^{p})}(n)}}>n^{p}$

$n^{p^{\lfloor\log_{n^{p}}(n)+1\rfloor}}>n^{p}$

$n^{p+{\lfloor\log_{n^{p}}(n)+1\rfloor}}>n^{p}$

$n^{p+{\lfloor\tfrac{\ln n}{\ln n^{p}}+1\rfloor}}>n^{p}$

$n^{p+{\lfloor\tfrac{\ln n}{p\cdot\ln n}+1\rfloor}}>n^{p}$

$n^{p+{\lfloor\tfrac{1}{p}+1\rfloor}}>n^{p}$

$n^{p+{\lfloor\tfrac{1}{p}\rfloor}+1}>n^{p}$

If $p>1$, then $\lfloor\tfrac{1}{p}\rfloor=0$ and therefore:

$n^{p+0+1}>n^{p}$, which is true, if $n>1$.

(5) We continue by taking the general definition of an immortal number

$n^{p}\equiv n\;(\bmod\;b^{\Upsilon_{b}(n)});\quad b,p\in\mathbb{N}\setminus\{0% ,1\}$

which can also be written as:

$(n^{p}\bmod\;b^{\Upsilon_{b}(n)})=(n\bmod\;b^{\Upsilon_{b}(n)})$

Since $b^{\Upsilon_{b}(n)}>n^{p}$ and $b^{\Upsilon_{b}(n)}>n$ ( because $n^{p}>n$ if $p\geq 2$ ) :

$(n^{p}\bmod\;b^{\Upsilon_{b}(n)})=(n\bmod\;b^{\Upsilon_{b}(n)})\;\Rightarrow\;% n^{p}=n$, which is false if $p\geq 2$ .

Side note:
$(a\bmod m):=a-\lfloor\tfrac{a}{m}\rfloor\cdot m$
If $m>a$ , then: $(a\bmod m)=a-0\cdot m=a$

(6) Therefore:

$\Large\forall\;n\in\mathbb{N}\setminus\{0,1\}:\;n\notin\mathbb{M}_{b:=n^{p}}^{% p},\;\;p\in\mathbb{N}\setminus\{0,1\}$

$\Leftrightarrow\forall\;n\in\mathbb{N}\setminus\{0,1\}:\;n\notin\mathbb{M}_{s}$

(7) Bringing together the results of step (1) and (6), we can conclude:

$\mathbb{M}_{s}=\{0,1\}\quad\blacksquare$

### 5.4 Only 0 and 1 are immortal to a base which has only one unique prime in its integer factorization (power 2)

Theorem:

If $b\in\mathbb{P}$ is prime, or the if the prime decomposition of $b$ consists only of a single prime,
then there are no immortal numbers except $\{0,1\}\in\mathbb{M}^{2}_{b}$.

$b={p_{1}}^{n_{1}}\quad\Rightarrow\quad\mathbb{M}^{2}_{b}=\{0,1\}$

$p_{1}\in\mathbb{P},\;n_{1}\in\mathbb{N}_{0}$

Proof:

Since the prime decomposition only consists of a single product ${p_{1}}^{n_{1}}$,
there is just one congruence equation (see Solution via Chinese Remainder Theorem above):

$x\equiv a_{1}\quad(\;\bmod({p_{1}}^{n_{1}})^{m}\;)$

with $a_{1}=\{0,1\}$ and $m\in\mathbb{N}$ being the length of $x$.

Therefore, the solutions of $x$ are $\{0,1\}\quad\blacksquare$

## 6. Extension with complex numbers

### 6.1 General case (base b, power p) with complex numbers

Definition: A complex number $z\in\{\mathbb{C}\mid\Re(z)\in\mathbb{Z}\wedge\Im(z)\in\mathbb{Z}\}$ is "immortal" with power $p\in\mathbb{N}\setminus\{0,1\}$ at base $b\in\mathbb{N}\setminus\{0,1\}$, if it satisfies following equation:

\displaystyle\begin{aligned}\displaystyle\large z\in\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p}\;% \Leftrightarrow\\ \displaystyle|\Re(z^{p})|\equiv|\Re(z)|\;(\bmod\;b^{\Upsilon_{b}(\Re(z))})% \wedge\\ \displaystyle|\Im(z^{p})|\equiv|\Im(z)|\;(\bmod\;b^{\Upsilon_{b}(\Im(z))})\end% {aligned}

This general case also allows negative numbers, e.g. (-313+216i) is immortal with base 10 and power 2, because (-313+216i)2 = (51313-135216i).

### 6.2 Complex immortality of base/power-tuples

The "complex immortality" of a $(b,p)$ tuple is defined by the amount of positive complex immortal numbers divided by the maximum length of the imaginary and real part of these complex numbers. The higher the maximum length is chosen, the more accurate is the immortality. The unit of measurement can be optionally written as $\tfrac{I}{D}$ ("Immortals per Digit"). Since the numbers $\{(0+0i),(1+0i)\}$ are always immortal, they will be exluded from this calculation.

Formal definition:

$\large|\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p}|^{\ast\ast}:=\lim\limits_{L\rightarrow\infty}{\Big[% \frac{1}{L}\cdot|\{z\in\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p}\cap\mathbb{C}\;|\;0\leq\Re(z)

Example: For base 10, power 2, there are 27 immortal complex numbers (10 without imaginary part and 17 with imaginary part) with imaginary/real part with length of 1..5 digits, exluding numbers (0+0i) and (1+0i). The complex immortality of $(10,2)$ is therefore approximately $|\mathbb{M}^{2}_{10}|^{\ast\ast}\approx\tfrac{27}{5}=5.4$

In comparison, the non-complex immortality is:

$|\mathbb{M}^{2}_{10}|^{\ast}\approx\tfrac{10}{5}=2$

### 6.3 Complex immortal number search

See a list of 1700 found immortal numbers with non-zero imaginary part here

Source code can be found here

### 6.4 Proof that (k+ki) is not immortal with power 2 for k ≠ 0 at any base b

Let $z:=(x+yi)$.

\displaystyle\begin{aligned}\displaystyle z\in\mathbb{M}_{b}^{2}\;% \Leftrightarrow\\ \displaystyle|\Re(z^{2})|\equiv|\Re(z)|\;(\bmod\;b^{\Upsilon_{b}(\Re(z))})% \wedge\\ \displaystyle|\Im(z^{2})|\equiv|\Im(z)|\;(\bmod\;b^{\Upsilon_{b}(\Im(z))})\;% \Leftrightarrow\\ \displaystyle|x^{2}-y^{2}|\equiv|x|\;(\bmod\;b^{\Upsilon_{b}(x)})\wedge\\ \displaystyle|2xy|\equiv|y|\;(\bmod\;b^{\Upsilon_{b}(y)}),\\ \displaystyle x\in\mathbb{Z},y\in\mathbb{Z}\end{aligned}

Assume $x=y\Rightarrow\Re(z^{2})=x^{2}-y^{2}=0,\quad 0\not\equiv\mid x\mid\;(\bmod b^{% \Upsilon_{b}(x)})\forall x>0$.

Therefore, $x$ can only be 0.

Then, $y$ can only be 0, too, due to our previous assumption $x=y$ and additionally because $x=0\Rightarrow\Im(z^{2})=2xy=0,\quad 0\not\equiv|y|\;(\bmod b^{\Upsilon_{b}(y)% })\forall y>0$.

So, the only possibility is $x=y=0\Rightarrow(0+0i)^{2}=(0+0i)\quad\blacksquare$

## 7. Alternative immortal numbers

We can extend the definition of immortal numbers by searching the source number not only at the ending but at any position in the resulting power.

We define $r\in\mathbb{N}_{0}$ which is the amount of digits which is omitted at the right.

The definition of these immortal numbers is:

\displaystyle\begin{aligned}\displaystyle\large z\in\mathbb{M}_{b;r}^{p}\;% \Leftrightarrow\\ \displaystyle\lfloor\frac{|\Re(z^{p})|}{b^{r}}\rfloor\equiv|\Re(z)|\;(\bmod\;b% ^{\Upsilon_{b}(\Re(z))})\wedge\\ \displaystyle\lfloor\frac{|\Im(z^{p})|}{b^{r}}\rfloor\equiv|\Im(z)|\;(\bmod\;b% ^{\Upsilon_{b}(\Im(z))}),\\ \displaystyle z\in\{\mathbb{C}\mid\Re(z)\in\mathbb{Z}\wedge\Im(z)\in\mathbb{Z}% \},\\ \displaystyle r\in\{\mathbb{N}_{0}\mid r\leq\Upsilon_{b}(\Re(z^{p}))-\Upsilon_% {b}(\Re(z))\wedge r\leq\Upsilon_{b}(\Im(z^{p}))-\Upsilon_{b}(\Im(z))\},\\ \displaystyle b,p\in\mathbb{N}\setminus\{0,1\},r\in\mathbb{N}_{0}\end{aligned}

Example: $14651\in\mathbb{M}_{10;3}^{2}$ because 146512 = 214651801

Here you can find a list of immortal numbers with $b=10,p=2,r>0$.

## 8. Open questions and unproven theorems

Help and suggestions are welcome!

#1:

$\bigcap_{b=2}^{\infty}\Big(\bigcup_{p=2}^{\infty}\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p}\Big)% \stackrel{?}{=}\{0,1\}$

#2:

$\bigcap_{p=2}^{\infty}\Big(\bigcup_{b=2}^{\infty}\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p}\Big)% \stackrel{?}{=}\{0,1\}$

#3: Is there a base that does not have any non-trivial (not 0,1) immortal numbers?

$\exists?\;b\in\mathbb{N}\setminus\{0,1\}:\sum_{p=2}^{\infty}|\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p% }|^{\ast}=0$

#4: Is there a power that does not have any non-trivial (not 0,1) immortal numbers?

$\exists?\;p\in\mathbb{N}\setminus\{0,1\}:\sum_{b=2}^{\infty}|\mathbb{M}_{b}^{p% }|^{\ast}=0$

#5: The topic "Base B / Power P" is not researched very much. It is not known how to find "Base B / Power P" immortal numbers without brute-forcing them.

#6: some old notes from 2011 (in German):

• Jede Basis $b\in\mathbb{N}\geq 2$ hat immer 0 und 1 als unsterbliche Zahlen: $\mathbb{M}^{2}_{b}\subseteq\{0,1\}\;\forall\;b\in\mathbb{N},b\geq 2$ bzw. $\bigcap\limits_{b=2}^{\infty}\mathbb{M}^{2}_{b}=\{0,1\}$
• $\mathbb{M}^{2}_{i}=\mathbb{M}^{2}_{j}\Rightarrow i=j$, da die Darstellung als "zusammengefasste Primfaktoren" für jede Basis eindeutig ist. (???)
• Es ist unmöglich, dass durch das Zusammenfassen von Primfaktoren eine Menge entsteht, die wiederum doppelte Elemente enthält, da $(p_{n})^{r_{n}}\nmid(p_{m})^{r_{m}}$ bzw. $ggT((p_{n})^{r_{n}},(p_{m})^{r_{m}})=1$ mit $r_{n},r_{m}\in\mathbb{N}$ als Wiederholungen von den Primzahlen $p_{n},p_{m}\in\mathbb{P}$
• Bei einer Basis $b$ mit $\omega(b)$ verschiedene Primfaktoren gibt es $2^{\omega(b)}$ Permutationen und somit $2^{\omega(b)}$ Stämme (inklusive der 2 trivialen Stämme $\{0,1\}$ )
• Vermutung: Jede Basis $b$ mit mindestens 2 verschiedenen Primfaktoren $\omega(b)\geq 2$ besitzt unsterbliche Zahlen, die nicht aus den trivialen Stämmen entspringen. Äquivalente Aussage: Der chinesische Restsatz ist immer lösbar.

Various notes and other stuff: runs, old_notes

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