Fish number 3 (F3) is a number defined by Japanese googologist Fish in 2002.[1][2] It is one of the seven Fish numbers.

Define s(n) map as: \begin{eqnarray*} s(1)f & := & g; g(x)=f^x(x) \\ s(n)f & := & g; g(x)=[s(n-1)^x]f(x) (\text{if }n>1) \end{eqnarray*}

where s(n) is a functional, and the growth rate in FGH is

\begin{eqnarray*} s(x)f(x) \approx f_{\omega^\omega}(x) \end{eqnarray*}

ss(n) map is defined as: \begin{eqnarray*} ss(1)f & := & g; g(x)=s(x)f(x) \\ ss(n)f & := & g; g(x)=[ss(n-1)^x]f(x) (\text{if }n>1) \\ \end{eqnarray*}

and the growth rate is \begin{eqnarray*} ss(1)f(x) = s(x)f(x) & \approx & f_{\omega^\omega}(x) \\ ss(n)f(x) & \approx & f_{\omega^{\omega+n-1}}(x) \end{eqnarray*}

Definition and growth rate of Fish function 3, \(F_3(x)\), is \begin{eqnarray*} F_3(x) & := & ss(2)^{63}f; f(x)=x+1 \\ F_3(x) & \approx & f_{\omega^{\omega+1}\times63}(x) \end{eqnarray*}

Finally, \begin{eqnarray*} F_3 := F_3^{63}(3) \approx f_{\omega^{\omega+1}\times63 + 1}(63) \end{eqnarray*}

Computation

Similar to the systems for other fish numbers, this system uses translations of functions. Therefore, unlike usual systems simply rewriting terms, the understanding of the precise definition of Fish number 3 requires a deep understanding of the notions of functions. On the other hand, p進大好きbot formulated an alternative computable notation equivalent to this system,[3] and hence people can understand the behaviour, even if they do not have sufficient knowledge of functions. In particular, Fish number 3 is computable.

Approximations in other notations

Fish number 3 is comparable to godekagoldgahlah \(\approx f_{(\omega^{\omega+1}) 9}(100)\).

Notation Approximation
BEAF \(\{63,63 (1) 2,63\}\)
Cascading-E Notation \(E63\#^\#*\#\#63\)
Bird's array notation \(\{63,63 [2] 2,63\}\)
Hyperfactorial array notation \(63![1,[63],1,2]\)
Fast-growing hierarchy \(f_{(\omega^{\omega+1}) 63 + 1}(63)\)
Hardy hierarchy \(H_{\omega^{(\omega^{\omega+1}) 63 + 1}}(63)\)
Slow-growing hierarchy \(g_{\vartheta((\Omega^{\Omega}) 63 + 1)}(63)\)

Sources

See also

Fish numbers: Fish number 1 · Fish number 2 · Fish number 3 · Fish number 4 · Fish number 5 · Fish number 6 · Fish number 7
Mapping functions: S map · SS map · S(n) map · M(n) map · M(m,n) map
By Aeton: Okojo numbers · N-growing hierarchy
By BashicuHyudora: Primitive sequence number · Pair sequence number · Bashicu matrix system
By Kanrokoti: KumaKuma ψ function
By 巨大数大好きbot: Flan numbers
By Jason: Irrational arrow notation · δOCF · δφ · ε function
By mrna: 段階配列表記 · 降下段階配列表記 · 多変数段階配列表記 · SSAN · S-σ
By Nayuta Ito: N primitive
By p進大好きbot: Large Number Garden Number
By Yukito: Hyper primitive sequence system · Y sequence · YY sequence · Y function
Indian counting system: Lakh · Crore · Tallakshana · Uppala · Dvajagravati · Paduma · Mahakathana · Asankhyeya · Dvajagranisamani · Vahanaprajnapti · Inga · Kuruta · Sarvanikshepa · Agrasara · Uttaraparamanurajahpravesa · Avatamsaka Sutra · Nirabhilapya nirabhilapya parivarta
Chinese, Japanese and Korean counting system: Wan · Yi · Zhao · Jing · Gai · Zi · Rang · Gou · Jian · Zheng · Zai · Ji · Gougasha · Asougi · Nayuta · Fukashigi · Muryoutaisuu
Other: Taro's multivariable Ackermann function · TR function · Arai's \(\psi\) · Sushi Kokuu Hen

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