The linear sieve

  • Melvyn B. Nathanson
Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 164)


In the next chapter, we shall prove Chen’s theorem that every sufficiently large even integer can be written as the sum of a prime and a number that is the product of at most two primes. The proof will require more sophisticated sieve estimates than those obtained from the Selberg sieve in Chapter 7.


Multiplicative Function Support Level Arithmetic Function Linear Sieve Follow Recursion Relation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Melvyn B. Nathanson
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsLehman College of the City University of New YorkBronxUSA

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