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Rie1858]. Investigating the zetafunction he came to an heuristic conclusion that Li(x) should be a very good approximation to the function counting all powers of primes ≤ x with the weight equal to the power, that is 1 √ 1 √ π(x) + π( x) + π( 3 x) + · · · ≈ Li(x). 16) where k is the number of primes dividing n. Let us consider the function ∞ F (x) = 1 π(x1/n ). 18) and ∞ π(x) ≈ μ(n) Li(x1/n ). 18) of a general inversion formula easily follows from the main property of the Möbius function: μ(d) = d|n 1, 0, if n = 1 if n > 1.

18) of a general inversion formula easily follows from the main property of the Möbius function: μ(d) = d|n 1, 0, if n = 1 if n > 1. 20) 20 1 Elementary Number Theory In fact, if n = s i=1 i pα i , αi > 0 then for s ≥ 1 we have s (−1)s μ(n) = k=0 d|n s k = (1 − 1)s = 0. 19) is denoted R(x). 2 (cf. [Ries85], [RG70], [Zag77]) shows how well it approximates π(x). 2. x 100000000 200000000 300000000 400000000 500000000 600000000 700000000 800000000 900000000 1000000000 R(x) 5761455 11078937 16252325 21336326 26355867 31324703 36252931 41146179 46009215 50847534 π(x) 5761552 11079090 16252355 21336185 26355517 31324622 36252719 41146248 46009949 50847455 It is useful to slightly renormalize Li(x) taking instead the complex integral u+iv li(eu+iv ) = −∞+iv ez dz z (v = 0).

18) of a general inversion formula easily follows from the main property of the Möbius function: μ(d) = d|n 1, 0, if n = 1 if n > 1. 20) 20 1 Elementary Number Theory In fact, if n = s i=1 i pα i , αi > 0 then for s ≥ 1 we have s (−1)s μ(n) = k=0 d|n s k = (1 − 1)s = 0. 19) is denoted R(x). 2 (cf. [Ries85], [RG70], [Zag77]) shows how well it approximates π(x). 2. x 100000000 200000000 300000000 400000000 500000000 600000000 700000000 800000000 900000000 1000000000 R(x) 5761455 11078937 16252325 21336326 26355867 31324703 36252931 41146179 46009215 50847534 π(x) 5761552 11079090 16252355 21336185 26355517 31324622 36252719 41146248 46009949 50847455 It is useful to slightly renormalize Li(x) taking instead the complex integral u+iv li(eu+iv ) = −∞+iv ez dz z (v = 0).