TITLE

A Heuristic for the Prime Number Theorem

AUTHOR(S)
Montgomery, Hugh L.; Wagon, Stan
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Summer2006, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a method for the prime number theorem (PNT) in understanding that the growth of primes is governed by natural logarithms. This is through an approach of convincing oneself in a computation that the convex hull satisfies the hypothesis of the theorem and using the simple proof to show that this hypothesis implies the PNT. Therefore, the given formula is asymptotic to an increasing function.
ACCESSION #
22379929

 

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