Derived from the thoughts of analytic quantity conception, sieve concept employs equipment from mathematical research to unravel number-theoretical difficulties. this article via a famous pair of specialists is considered the definitive paintings at the topic. It formulates the overall sieve challenge, explores the theoretical historical past, and illustrates major applications.
"For years yet to come, Sieve Methods could be important to these looking to paintings within the topic, and in addition to these looking to make applications," famous renowned mathematician Hugh Montgomery in his evaluation of this quantity for the Bulletin of the yank Mathematical Society. The authors provide the theoretical heritage for the tactic of Jurkat-Richert and illustrate it through major functions, targeting the "small" sieves of Brun and Selberg. extra themes comprise the linear sieve, a weighted sieve, and Chen's theorem.

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