The Divisor Functions

  • Manfred R. Schroeder
Part of the Springer Series in Information Sciences book series (SSINF, volume 7)

Abstract

Some numbers have few divisors, such as primes, and some numbers have many divisors, such as powers of 2. The number of divisors, although it fluctuates wildly from one integer to the next, obeys some interesting rules, and averages are quite predictable, as we shall see below.

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References

  1. 10.1
    G. H. Hardy, E. M. Wright: An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers, 5th ed., Sect. 18. 2 ( Clarendon, Oxford 1984 )Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred R. Schroeder
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Drittes Physikalisches InstitutUniversität GöttingenGöttingenFed. Rep. of Germany
  2. 2.Acoustics Speech and Mechanics ResearchBell LaboratoriesMurray HillUSA

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