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    The prime number theorem: Analytic and elementary proofs

    O'Rourke, Ciaran (2013) The prime number theorem: Analytic and elementary proofs. Masters thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.

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    Three proofs of the prime number theorem are presented. The rst is a heavily analytic proof based on early accounts. Cauchy's residue theorem and various results relating to the Riemann zeta function play a vital role. A weaker result than the prime number theorem is used for the proof, namely Chebyshev's theorem. The second proof is elementary in the sense that it involves no complex analysis. Instead, mainly number-theoretic results are used, in particular, Selberg's formulas. The third proof, like the rst, relies heavily on the Riemann zeta function, but is considerably shorter for the use of the Laplace transform and the analytic theorem.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Keywords: prime number theorem; analytic and elementary proofs;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 4470
    Depositing User: IR eTheses
    Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2013 14:33
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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