## Approximating the number of integers without large prime factors (2004)

Venue: | Mathematics of Computation |

Citations: | 3 - 0 self |

### BibTeX

@ARTICLE{Suzuki04approximatingthe,

author = {Koji Suzuki},

title = {Approximating the number of integers without large prime factors},

journal = {Mathematics of Computation},

year = {2004},

volume = {75},

pages = {1015--1024}

}

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### Abstract

Abstract. Ψ(x, y) denotes the number of positive integers ≤ x and free of prime factors>y. Hildebrand and Tenenbaum gave a smooth approximation formula for Ψ(x, y) in the range (log x) 1+ɛ <y ≤ x,whereɛ is a fixed positive number ≤ 1/2. In this paper, by modifying their approximation formula, we provide a fast algorithm to approximate Ψ(x, y). The computational complexity of this algorithm is O ( � (log x)(log y)). We give numerical results which show that this algorithm provides accurate estimates for Ψ(x, y) andisfaster than conventional methods such as algorithms exploiting Dickman’s function. 1.

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Citation Context ...ers ≤ x and free of prime factors >y. Estimates for Ψ(x, y) are useful for many number-theoretic algorithms and modern cryptography. The behavior of Ψ(x, y) has been investigated by many authors ([3],=-=[4]-=-,[6],[8],[9],[10],[11],[13],[16]). We see good summaries for the investigations of Ψ(x, y) in [12] and [15]. Dickman [8] showed that the probability that a random integer between 1 and x has no prime ... |

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