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## A physicist's approach to prime numbersAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Professor Ted Forgan, University of Birmingham
- Friday 29 July 2022, 14:00-15:00
- Physics East 217 (library).
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Mingee Chung. I show that a new (as far as I know), simple, but theory-based equation can describe the average distribution of prime numbers among the integers using undergraduate maths only. My equation behaves somewhat like the exponential decay equation. That equation gives a real continuous function, which is never exactly equal to the (integer) counts per second from a radioactive source, but which nevertheless accurately describes their average behaviour. My approach relies on thinking like a physicist (derive a simple model that gives understanding), rather than a pure mathematician (prove a result beyond all doubt). (This is mainly an in-person talk, but you may also attend via https://bham-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/87537747290?pwd=QkFrMStXS2UycTg0NGtxUnpBOHRWUT09) This talk is part of the Condensed Matter Physics Seminars series. ## This talk is included in these lists:- Bham Talks
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