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Erdős and Multiplicative Number Theory

  • Harold G. Diamond
Part of the Bolyai Society Mathematical Studies book series (BSMS, volume 25)

Abstract

Paul Erdős was a prolific writer of letters as well as articles. Along with many other mathematicians in areas such as number theory, combinatorics, and set theory, I was on his “mailing list.“ Paul’s letters arrived several times a year from mathematics centers near and far. They typically began, I hope you are well and things are OK in Samland. I am visiting A right now, and leave next week to preach in B. Let f(n) be a function … . This article reviews some of the topics we discussed: estimates of prime number counts, distribution questions for the Euler φ function, and elementary methods in prime number theory.

Keywords

Prime Number Elementary Proof Arithmetic Function Prime Number Theorem Mathematical Review 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold G. Diamond
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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