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By Heng Huat Chang

ISBN-10: 9814271357

ISBN-13: 9789814271356

This publication is written for undergraduates who desire to research a few easy ends up in analytic quantity concept. It covers issues resembling Bertrand's Postulate, the top quantity Theorem and Dirichlet's Theorem of primes in mathematics progression.

The fabrics during this booklet are according to A Hildebrand's 1991 lectures introduced on the collage of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the author's path carried out on the nationwide collage of Singapore from 2001 to 2008.

Readership: Final-year undergraduates and first-year graduates with easy wisdom of complicated research and summary algebra; academics.

- proof approximately Integers
- Arithmetical Functions
- Averages of Arithmetical Functions
- undemanding effects at the Distribution of Primes
- The best quantity Theorem
- Dirichlet Series
- Primes in mathematics development

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Let n be a positive integer and let Λ(n) = ln p, if n is a prime power 0, otherwise. 3. For real number x ≥ 1, ψ(x) = Λ(n) = ln p. 2. There exist positive constants c1 and c2 such that c1 x ≤ ψ(x) ≤ c2 x. Proof. For x ≥ 4, let S= n≤x ln n − 2 ln n. 2 with f (n) = ln n, we find that x ln n = n≤x x ln tdt + 1 1 1 {t} dt − {x} ln x + {y} ln y t = x ln x − x + O(ln x). 2) This implies that S = x ln 2 + O(ln x). 3) February 13, 2009 16:7 World Scientific Book - 9in x 6in AnalyticalNumberTheory 43 Elementary Results on the Distribution of Primes whenever x ≥ x0 ≥ 4.

14) February 13, 2009 16:7 50 World Scientific Book - 9in x 6in AnalyticalNumberTheory Analytic Number Theory for Undergraduates As mentioned in the introduction, there are several elementary proofs of the Prime Number Theorem. One of the proofs relies on showing that M (µ) = 0 (see [4]). In this section, we will show that if M (µ) = 0 then the Prime Number Theorem is true. Conversely, the Prime Number Theorem implies that M (µ) = 0. 8. The Prime Number Theorem is equivalent to the relation M (µ) = 0.

X x x x x < x0 ≤ k . ≤ x + + · · · + k + ψ k+1 , 2 2k+1 2 2 2 This implies that ψ(x) ≤ 2x + ψ(x0 ) ≤ c2 x for some positive real number c2 . 4. For real number x ≥ 1, let θ(x) = ln p. 3. For real number x ≥ 1, we have √ θ(x) = ψ(x) + O( x). Proof. We first note that the difference of ψ(x) and θ(x) is ψ(x) − θ(x) = ln p pm ≤x m≤2 ln p + = √ p≤ x m=2 1. 1). 3, we deduce the following corollary. 4. For x ≥ 4, there exist real positive constants c1 and c2 such that c1 x ≤ θ(x) ≤ c2 x. 1. 5. For each positive real x ≥ 4, c2 x c1 x .

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