Given a positive real number x, let denote the number of primes less than or equal to x. The function Li with domain is given by:
and is known as the 'logarithmic integral function'. It has the propery that
when x is sufficiently large.
b) Suppose that x > 0. What does represent?
a) I just worked out these values in my head. 4, 8 and 2. I was going to take the integral and work it out, but apparently 1/log(x) isn't trivial to integrate...
b) This one I'm not sure about, and there's no answer in my text. My guess is that it's the number of primes per integer, but that could be my ignorance talking.
There's more parts to this question, but I'm going to see if I can attempt them first. Meanwhile, is what I've done the correct approach? Thanks.
Ok, this is the other question I need assistance with:
d) By applying the Mean Value Theorem to Li on the interval , find a lower bound for