European Journal of Mathematics

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 363–378 | Cite as

A scaling property of Farey fractions. Part III: representation formulas

  • Matthias KunikEmail author
Research Article


The Farey sequence of order n consists of all reduced fractions a / b between 0 and 1 with positive denominator b less or equal to n. The sums of the inverse denominators 1 / b of the Farey fractions in prescribed intervals with rational bounds have simple main terms, whereas the deviations are determined by a sequence of polygonal functions \(f_n\). In a former paper we obtained a limit function for \(n \rightarrow \infty \) which describes an asymptotic scaling property of functions \(f_n\) in the vicinity of any fixed fraction a / b and which is independent of a / b. In this paper we derive new representation formulas for \(f_n\) and related functions which give much better remainder term estimates. We also combine these results with those from our previous papers in order to prove that the sequence of functions \(f_n\) converges pointwise to zero.


Farey sequences Riemann zeta function Prime number theorem Diophantine approximation 

Mathematics Subject Classification

11B57 11M06 11N05 11K60 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IANUniversität MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany

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