Posted by: holdenlee | October 18, 2010

Distribution of Primes


These are the notes for the 18.784 (Number Theory Seminar) presentation I’m giving today. We prove estimates on prime-counting functions using elementary methods; in particular, that \pi(x), the number of primes less than or equal to x, grows “like” \frac{x}{\ln(x)} up to a constant multiple.


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