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5 Let f be a polynomial with non-zero discriminant and integer coefficients, which is not the perfect square of a polynomial with integral coefficients. 4 Sieving using Dirichlet series 25 is O H 2/3 log H 4/3 with the implied O-constant depending only on the degree of f and the coefficients of f . 4 Sieving using Dirichlet series Sometimes, the sequences of numbers that we sift from exhibit a multiplicative structure and the sieve conditions may also exhibit such a property. In such cases, analytic methods using Dirichlet series are quite powerful and direct.

Suppose that A is a subset of natural numbers contained in the interval 1 x whose image modulo every prime p has size O p1/2 . Show that #A = O log x . 19. Let A be a set of natural numbers and let P be a set of prime numbers. Let P denote the semigroup generated by elements of P. Then any integer n can be written uniquely as n = nP m where nP ∈ P and m is coprime to p for all p ∈ P. Show that d dn d∈ P equals 1 if nP = 1 and zero otherwise. If P n is defined to be log p whenever n = pa for some prime p ∈ P and zero otherwise, then show that P n =− d log d dn d∈ P whenever nP > 1.

5) from the latter sums is easily seen to be E≤ 2 # + ∈ 1 2 2 # ∈ This completes the proof. 3 Let be a set of nonzero integers and let primes that are coprime to the elements of Then S =# ∈ is a square ≤ # # + max q1 q2 ∈ q1 =q2 Proof The hypothesis of the corollary implies that so that E = 0 in the square sieve. ∈ be a set of q1 q2 = 0 for any ∈ We want to apply the square sieve to count the number of integral points on a hyperelliptic curve y2 = f x where f x ∈ x is a polynomial of degree d, of non-zero discriminant, and which is not the perfect square of a polynomial with integer coefficients.

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