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To be precise, if we let g p − log log p Sx =# p≤x ≤ log log p then lim x→ Sx x 1 =√ 2 − e−t 2 /2 dt These results have been established in [48, 49]. 1 can, for instance, be applied to n . In [16], Erdös and Pomerance determined the normal order of n using the Bombieri– Vinogradov theorem. In [50], Murty and Saidak show that the same result can be established without this theorem and by using only the elementary sieve of Eratosthenes (to be discussed in Chapter 5). 5 Exercises 43 By invoking the theory of -adic representations (see [63, 64]), one can prove certain properties about the number of prime divisors of n .

Our strategy will be to get an upper bound estimate for the number of reducible polynomials. Let = an−1 an−2 We will think of the n-tuples an−1 polynomials a1 a0 ∈ n 0 ≤ ai < H a1 a0 as corresponding to the monic xn + an−1 xn−1 + · · · + a1 x + a0 We want to count the number of tuples of that correspond to irreducible polynomials in x . So, let consist of all primes and for each prime p, let p denote the subset of tuples corresponding to irreducible polynomials The Turán sieve 52 modulo p. Let z = z H be a positive real number to be chosen later.

This has been done in [49]. If f is not irreducible, but has r irreducible factors, then the prime ideal theorem implies rx f p ∼ log x p≤x as x → . It will be of interest to make this effective and investigate whether such a result can be used to give an efficient ‘primality test’ or ‘irreducibility test’ for an arbitrary f ∈ x . It would also be of interest to generalize these investigations to study polynomials of several variables. This leads to the study of polynomial congruences modulo p in several variables, about which much is known thanks to the spectacular development of modern algebraic geometry (see, for example, the excellent monograph of Ireland and Rosen [32] for an introduction).

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