On the conjecture of Hardy & Littlewood concerning the number of primes of the form
Author:
Daniel Shanks
Journal:
Math. Comp. 14 (1960), 321332
MSC:
Primary 10.00
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0120203
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The numbers b(s) also arise in an entirely different connectionthey are related to the number of distinct circular parity switches of order s. See Daniel Shanks, ``A circular parity switch and applications to number theory,'' Notices, Amer. Math. Soc., v. 5, 1958, p. 96. Abstract 5437. It was in this connection that the author first noted the unusual proof of a special case of the Fermat ``little'' theoremsee (9a) above. Likewise it was in this connection that Bernard Elpsas, in a private communication to the author (Sept. 3, 1958), developed the formula (9).
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A similar sieve argument was given for the twin prime problem in Charles S. Sutton, ``An investigation of the average distribution of twin prime numbers,'' Jn. Math. Phys., v. 16, 1937, p. 142.
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 Daniel Shanks, ``Quadratic residues and the distribution of primes,'' MTAC, v. 13, 1959, p. 272284. MR 0108470 (21:7186)
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 Daniel Shanks, ``On the conjecture of Hardy and Littlewood concerning the number of primes of the form ,'' Notices, Amer. Math. Soc., v. 6, 1959, p. 417. Abstract 55952.
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 The numbers b(s) also arise in an entirely different connectionthey are related to the number of distinct circular parity switches of order s. See Daniel Shanks, ``A circular parity switch and applications to number theory,'' Notices, Amer. Math. Soc., v. 5, 1958, p. 96. Abstract 5437. It was in this connection that the author first noted the unusual proof of a special case of the Fermat ``little'' theoremsee (9a) above. Likewise it was in this connection that Bernard Elpsas, in a private communication to the author (Sept. 3, 1958), developed the formula (9).
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 E. Landau, Aus der elementaren Zahlentheorie, Chelsea, 1946, Part IV, Chap. 69.
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 Fletcher, Miller & Rosenhead, Index of Mathematical Tables, McGrawHill, 1946, p. 42, 43, p. 63. The correspondence between our notation and theirs is as follows: , , , , and .
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 A similar sieve argument was given for the twin prime problem in Charles S. Sutton, ``An investigation of the average distribution of twin prime numbers,'' Jn. Math. Phys., v. 16, 1937, p. 142.
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 G. H. Hardy & E. M. Wright, An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers, Oxford, 1938, p. 349. MR 0067125 (16:673c)
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 A. Selberg, ``The general sieve method and its place in prime number theory,'' Proc., Inter. Congress Math., Cambridge, 1950, p. 286. MR 0044563 (13:438d)
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