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Apr
24
comment Pseudo Proofs that are intuitively reasonable
@robjohn: I think my answer is essentially a duplicate of yours. If you agree I will take mine down in the interest of good site husbandry. I didn't see this at the time.
Apr
22
comment Pseudo Proofs that are intuitively reasonable
@robjohn: The idea was paraphrased from an unnamed source in the text I cited. I will look at your answer (time permitting) and edit mine if that seems indicated. The answer was not given with reference to yours and I don't doubt your assertion is correct. Thanks.
Apr
18
comment Estimating the integrated Tchebychev function and calculating its error
@AndrewKelley: thanks, will look at this.
Apr
4
revised Proving inequality $\frac{a}{\sqrt{a+2b}}+\frac{b}{\sqrt{b+2c}}+\frac{c}{\sqrt{c+2a}}\lt \sqrt{\frac{3}{2}}$
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revised Proving inequality $\frac{a}{\sqrt{a+2b}}+\frac{b}{\sqrt{b+2c}}+\frac{c}{\sqrt{c+2a}}\lt \sqrt{\frac{3}{2}}$
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revised Proving inequality $\frac{a}{\sqrt{a+2b}}+\frac{b}{\sqrt{b+2c}}+\frac{c}{\sqrt{c+2a}}\lt \sqrt{\frac{3}{2}}$
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Mar
14
comment How much percentage are the Pythagorean triples among numbers?
Discussion of this point at p. 38 of Lehmer's paper.
Mar
14
revised How much percentage are the Pythagorean triples among numbers?
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9
accepted Elementary lemma about a rational sequence
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revised Elementary lemma about a rational sequence
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asked Elementary lemma about a rational sequence
Mar
5
comment Bookkeeping question in claim about arithmetic functions in a proof
@MayankPandey: I haven't looked at this in 2 years but T(x) is defined in the first formula: a sum of $\psi$ functions. It occurs in Nagura's 1952 paper.
Jan
13
comment Origin of Littlewood's idea about sign changes of $Li(x) - \pi(x)$
Ingham, The Distr. of Prime Numbers, p. 92, note, cites Phragmen's result as a "less precise result pointing in the same direction" as that of Schmidt, who proved a Littlewood-type result but assumed the Riemann Hypothesis. Maybe this sharpens my question about your last paragraph (or not).
Jan
12
comment Origin of Littlewood's idea about sign changes of $Li(x) - \pi(x)$
I follow up to and agree with the "thin neighborhood" idea of your third-to-last paragraph. Phragmen's paper (1891) pre-dates Hadamard/de la Vallee Poussin's proofs of the prime number theorem (1896) so Phragmen didn't prove the existence of Chebyshev's limit. He proves that the difference $\pi(n)- Li(n)$ changes sign infinitely often, i.e. that $\pi(n)$ falls outside some neighborhood of $Li(n)$ infinitely often, which would seem to be a very different thing. Am I misunderstanding your last paragraph? Daniel Fischer's comments seemed correct to me...
Jan
7
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Dec
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comment Even numbers have more factors than odd numbers…
Abiding appreciation for this answer, especially given the badly expressed question. Thanks again.
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awarded  Yearling
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revised Regarding Chebyshev's theta function
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revised Regarding Chebyshev's theta function
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revised Regarding Chebyshev's theta function
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