On the history of attempts for solving Riemann zeta equation "" and the low of rarity of prime numbers


12.1. Riemannís Zeta function and its celebrated equation ""

In this section, we want to express simply and preliminary, some of important results which Riemann obtained about prime numbers a century ago.

Riemannís research was based on the famous function "" that is determined by the below relation:


If the real part of "s" is greater than unit, the series in the other side will be convergent. It can be written simply:


In second side of this relation, all prime numbers has been shown, because whole integer numbers exist in relation (1). In fact:


And if we multiply all equalities like (3) with together:


In which, , Ö, powers can have all possible powers from zero to infinite so that every combination of, , Ö,, will be repeated only one time. It results that relation (4) is equivalent with relation (1), because every integer number can be factorization to prime factors multiplication, just in one feature. Riemann proved some properties of and he guessed that some of its other theorems are probable. After Riemann death a lot of mathematicians spent time to investigate. Among these scientists, we must mention "Hadamard" and "poison" that could prove Riemannís basic theorem and its results "Rarefaction of prime numbers". This law is based on that the number of prime numbers which are smaller that "x", is asymptotically equal to:


So, approximately:

But it is resulted from relation (5):


And because "" is so little in comparison with, we can write approximately, instead of relation (5):


A lot of works have been done (and it is not possible for us to mention them) for obtained the relations (4) and (6), and it is impossible to find an exact simple relation by which the number of prime numbers can be obtained. We content oneself with this short information from advanced analysis and it is more than the subject of this book. In this section, we adequate to find a primary method for proving asymptotic relations (4) and (6) by which, the reader can gain a minimal information in this field. In any case, it is necessary to know preliminary properties of logarithm and exponential functions, because the relation which must be proved, contains logarithm also we use fundamentals of combination theory (Pascalís triangle).

12.2. An introductory method for finding a fundamental
formula for ""

 With symbol  we show the number of "" combinations of "m" to "m". Knowing that


And it is the same number which is in the th rank of ()th row of Pascalís triangle:













































For example, forwe have  and also generally  is the same coefficient of in the expansion of. If we suppose that "x" and "y" are equal to unit, then:


Inequality (3) can be completed with below inequality:


In fact, according to relation (1):


Now, if we delete the equal factors:


Immediately, it results that the second side is smaller than unit, because every odd number is smaller than every even number in the same rank. But this relation can also been written as below:


And it is clear that the coefficient  in second side of relation (7) is greater than unit, because every odd number is greater than its previous even number. Then relations (6) and (7) prove inequalities (3) and (4). These inequalities can be shown by below equivalent relations:


It is not difficult to prove that asymptotically:


That "a" is a constant value, but relations (8) is enough for our purpose. Now we change the integer number to first make (1) and its factorization.  If "p" is an undetermined prime number smaller than 2m, it is necessary to clarify the power of "p" in which exists in the numerator and denominator of. In a preliminary calculation, we considered that some numbers smaller than 2m, can be divisible by the power greater than "p", in relative to 2m.

In the other hand, when integer factors of numerator and denominator are divisible by "", we encounter it as a number which is divisible only by "p".

Factors of "2m" which are divisible by "p" are:


At last, we gain the greatest possible number "hp" that is smaller or equal to "2m", therefore:


It is better to distinguish the conditions in which "h" is an even number from the one in which "h" is odd.

First we suppose "h" is an even numberthen:


That result the below inequalities:


So, the prime factor "p" is present "2q" times in  and "q" times in "" and therefore it doesnít exist in "" i.e. the quotient of  on square of .

Now, we suppose that "h" is equal to the odd number "":


And it results:


With this difference that now the factor "p" is present in numerator by  times and in denominator only by "" times and therefore one time in the quotient of .

So  is equal to multiplication of prime numbers of "p" that adapt in inequality (12), except the numbers which adapt in inequality (14) and contain "q" as the representative of an arbitrary integer number.



Symbol  extends for prime numbers of "p" which adapt in below relations:



Inequalities (17) must be continued until the prime number of "p" adapt in them. Note that the second side of this inequalities can not be prime numbers, because they are divisible by "2" and therefore the symbol  can be changed to symbol <.

If we consider "L" the sum of limited intervals of two modalities in inequalities (17):


The series in parenthesis should stop when inequalities (17) donít determine any prime number, but if "m" is a very great number, we can ignore little error and continue it to infinite.

So it is equal with "" and it is like that we put "1" instead of "x" in below relation:


and the value of "" is smaller than "0.7".

In other side, according to relation (8):


It is possible to write relation (16) in below form:


"L" is the total length of  intervals which contain the prime numbers "p" (in first side of equality) and  is also very little in comparison to "L".

Now we prove that this formula is established also when powers of prime numbers are available (we didnít consider it in primary calculation).

 The only difference is changing in value of "", but again it remains very little in comparison to "m" and "L".

In fact, the number of numbers smaller than "" and divisible by square of an integer number like "", is maximum:


And if "" is greater than "" ("p" is greater than), it is equal to zero. It is clear that the number of factors of "p" is also smaller than , because "L" is the representative of length of "m" in relation (21) and additional terms can be accumulated in  "".

Never the less we establish our calculations based on correctness of relation (21) and then we compare the rustles with statistical calculation.

We consider "" and "" as two prime numbers near to each other, but there are some other prime numbers between "" and "". We write the below relations:



In whichand  are expressed by prime numbers smaller than "" and "". If we diminish equations (22) and (23) member by member, then:


In which  is related to prime numbers between "" and "", logarithms average value of these prime numbers is equal with , in which, "x" is an unknown number between "" and "".

If we represent the number of prime numbers between "" and "" as , then relation (24) can be written as:


And it results the below relation:



According to the relation we can obtain the number of prime numbers between "" and "".

If "" and "" become near to each other, we can consider "x" as an arbitrary number between "" and "". And if difference between "" and "" is great, we can consider "x" as a geometric average or arithmetic average of "" and "".1 We will see that relation (26) adapts with statistics calculations. We want to calculate the summation:


That contains all prime numbers up to "p" (and the number "p" itself). We consider "" and "" as a little interval between "2" and "p" in which there are prime numbers so that some values of  which are equal to values of "" and "" adapt with them. Therefore sum of these values is:


And finally, sum of S (p) is determined by the below relation:


That is sum of series of intervals between "" and "" that include all intervals between "2" and "p". According to definition of determinate integral:


If this integral be concurrent when "p" approaches to infinite,  will also exists.

If in a special situation, we consider, the below important relation will exist[1].


We know that if we consider all of integer numbers, approximately:


Great difference between relations (31) and (32) is one of mathematics operation that shows "rarefaction" of prime numbers.

Using the relation (31), results the below multiplication:


That includes the numbers between "2" and "p". In fact, when "p" becomes great the approximation gives:


So that asymptotic value of  is:


Terms like, and etc which have been deleted in (34), form a concurrent series that when "p" tends to infinite, will result a determinate factor.



In which, when "p" tends to infinite then "" will tend to constant "A".

If we use a multiplication like for integer numbers with a simple calculation:


And great difference between relations (36) and (37) shows clearly the effect of "rarefaction" of prime numbers.

Finally, the last result about the value of function is about the situation in which "n" is equal to multiplication of prime numbers from "1" to "p" and we write:


When we put symbol of "!" in parenthesis, it means that we donít have the multiplication of all integer numbers smaller than "p". Here, we involve only the multiplication of "p" in all prime numbers smaller than it.

Relation (1) is equivalent with below relation:


Number  for the numbers smaller than "n" and coprime with "n", is:


and according to relations (36) and (39):


It is clear that this number is very greater than the number of prime numbers which are smaller than "n" shown.

This remark is interesting because it is inverse for little values of "p" and "n". For example, for  and:

Between these 48 numbers, "1" is determinate and prime numbers 2,3,5,7 arenít so. Therefore there will be 51 prime numbers, in other word, if we donít consider the numbers divisible by 11 and 13:

And consider only the numbers up to 5, then 46 prime number will remain. Vice versa, If  1 and, the number of prime numbers



smaller than "n" will be  although:

Between this  numbers, there are only numbers that are prime number.

12.3. Statistical investigation into the fundamental formula for ""

At first we consider relation (26):


This relation gives us the number of prime numbers in the interval"".

From the statistic results that are obtained from prime numbers tables, for all of numbers between 9 to 10 million, approximately:


In the other hand this value is "62082", therefore the error is equal to "148".

12.4. Separating intervals of prime numbers

Survey of intervals which separate two successive prime numbers is an interesting sample of necessity of combining the probability arithmetic rules with primary arithmetic. Beforehand we have mentioned Poisson's rule that is about distribution of a lot of points on a very long line. If we know the average concentration of points (the number of points on unit of line) "" (average concentration) can be a fractional number smaller than unit.

If we suppose that the number of points on a line segment with a length "x" is "n", then approximately "" with a deviation equal to.

Poissonís relation determines (according to the function of "n") the probability of "k" points in a length "x", this probability is:


And also:


If we suppose that "O" is origin and there is a point like "A" so that"", according to"", probability of existing of no point on "" is:


On other side, the probability of existing of a point in an infinitely small distance "" in the right side of "A" is:


Multiplying the relations (3) and (4), we can calculate the probability that the nearest point to "O" is infinitely near to "A".

(It means that, this point is in distance "x" and "") this probability is:


The probability that point "A" (nearest point to "O") is between two point "B" and "C", with lengths "b" and "c" respectively, is:


Probability of being "A" between point "O" and point "C" is:


Average length of "OC" is:


If we suppose that "O" is one of the points on the straight line, this result is obvious because according to hypothesis, distance "OC" is "". But in our calculation, point "O" is not considered as an arbitrary point. Now, if we consider "" as an arbitrary point in the left side of "O" and nearest point to it (while "" was in right side of "O"), the average value of "" will also be "" so that average value of "" will be"".

Probably, it seems paradoxical, because "" is an undetermined distance that separate two adjacent points "C" and "" and we saw that the average value of this distance was. The paradox can be explained as follow:

If there are a lot of points, which indicate unequal distances, on a line, average value of these distances is determinable by two methods. The simple and natural method is that we choose big length of "x", if there are "n" distances on this length, the average length of every distance is"". But we can also use the below method.

We consider a random point like "" on the length of "x" and measure the distance that "" is on it. And we repeat this action for a lot of points that are chosen randomly like.

Then we calculate average value of distances of points ",, Ö ,". It is clear that new method of calculation, determines the average value more than that of the previous method. Because if we choose "," points, stochastically. This chance is dominant than these points occur in greater distances, not on the smaller distances.

In fact, the probability that a point settles on a distance with length "c" is proportional to "c", so that the average value can be calculated by the below relation instead of relation (8):


Because we know:


And in this way, the paradox has been completely clarified.

If instead of points chosen on straight conjoint line randomly, we choose them between points with integer coordination on the line, again we can use Poissonís relation as an approximate relation.


1. If for example and  their geometric average is  and their arithmetic average is  Their difference isnít more than  of their common value:

[1]. If we convert the series to integral, we must ignore the little term.  

1. It is better to say that "p" prime number is near to e100 completely, because e100 isnít an integer number.