By Frances Kirwan, Jonathan Woolf

ISBN-10: 0470211989

ISBN-13: 9780470211984

A grad/research-level advent to the ability and wonder of intersection homology idea. available to any mathematician with an curiosity within the topology of singular areas. The emphasis is on introducing and explaining the most principles. tough proofs of significant theorems are passed over or purely sketched. Covers algebraic topology, algebraic geometry, illustration conception and differential equations.

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3 An elementary result for prime numbers We finish this introduction with an elementary proof of a weaker version of the Prime Number Theorem. 4. We have 1 2 x log x π(x) 2 x for x log x 3. The proof is based on some simple lemmas. For an integer n = 0 and a prime number p, we denote by ordp (n) the largest integer k such that pk divides n. 5. Let n be an integer x. 1 and p a prime number. ) = j=1 n . pj Remark. This is a finite sum. Proof. We count the number of times that p divides n!. Each multiple of p that is n contributes a factor p.

Taking logarithms, we get π(2k + 1) log(k + 2) 2k log 2 + π(k + 1) log(k + 2), and applying the induction hypothesis to π(k + 1), using k + 2 > k + 1 > n/2, 2k log 2 2(k + 1) + log(k + 2) log(k + 1) (log 2 + 1)n + 1 n < <2 for n > 200. 1 Basics Given z0 ∈ C, r > 0 we define D(z0 , r) := {z ∈ C : |z − z0 | < r} (open disk), D(z0 , r) := {z ∈ C : |z − z0 | r} (closed disk). A subset U ⊆ C is called open if U = ∅ or if for every z0 ∈ C there is δ > 0 with D(z0 , δ) ⊂ U . A subset U ⊆ C is called closed if U c := C \ U is open.

X1 In case that x1 = M ,xr = N we are done. if x1 > M , then A(t) = 0 for M t < x1 x and thus, M1 A(t)g (t)dt = 0. If xr < N , then A(t) = A(xr ) for xr t N , hence N A(t)g (t)dt = A(N )g(N ) − A(xr )g(xr ). 1) this implies our Theorem. 2. Let f : Z>0 → C be an arithmetic function with the property that there exists a constant C > 0 such that | N C for every N 1. Then n=1 f (n)| ∞ −s Lf (s) = n=1 f (n)n converges for every s ∈ C with Re s > 0. More precisely, on {s ∈ C : Re s > 0} the function Lf is analytic, and for its k-th derivative we have ∞ (k) f (n)(− log n)k n−s .

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