By Alina Carmen Cojocaru


ISBN-13: 1397805111314

ISBN-10: 0521612756

ISBN-13: 9780521612753

ISBN-10: 0521848164

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Let f be an additive arithmetical function. Thus, by definition, fn = f pk pk n where the summation is over prime powers pk dividing n exactly. If f is a non-negative function, show that f n ≥x n≤x f pa a pa ≤x p 1− 1 − f pa p pa ≤x 14. With f as in the previous exercise, show that f 2 n ≤ xE 2 x + xV x + 2 f pa f q b pa q b ≤x p=q n≤x where Ex = f pa a pa ≤x p 1− 1 p and Vx = f pa pa pa ≤x 2 15. With f , E x and V x as in the previous exercise, show that f n −E x 2 xV x n≤x by expanding the square on the left hand side and using the inequalities obtained in the previous two exercises.

Using the inclusion–exclusion principle, deduce that −1 0≤i≤n whenever k < n i n i n−i k = 0 Some elementary sieves 28 3. Prove that −1 n i i 0≤i≤n 4. n−i n = n! Let = 1 2 n Denote by Dn the number of one-to-one maps f −→ without any fixed point. Show that lim n→ 1 Dn = n! e where e denotes Euler’s e. [A map f without any fixed point is called a derangement]. 5. Let a b be integers. We say that a and b are related if, for every prime power t, b ≡ a t mod t for some positive integer t Show that if a and b are related, so are a2 and b2 Also, show that if a ≤ 2 and b ≤ 2 with a b related, then a = b 6.

2 The normal number of prime divisors of a polynomial Let f x be an irreducible polynomial with integer coefficients. We would like to consider the problem of determining the normal order of f n . For this purpose, we proceed as in the previous section. The details follow. First, let us observe that if y n denotes the number of primes dividing n that are ≤ y and if y = x for some 0 < < 1/2, then for n ≤ x we have n = y n + n − y n = y n +O 1 since the number of prime divisors of n greater than y is O 1 .

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