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1. CMB 2014 (vol 58 pp. 160)
Some Normal Numbers Generated by Arithmetic Functions Let $g \geq 2$. A real number is said to be $g$-normal if its base $g$ expansion contains every finite sequence of digits with the expected limiting frequency. Let $\phi$ denote Euler's totient function, let $\sigma$ be the sum-of-divisors function, and let $\lambda$ be Carmichael's lambda-function. We show that if $f$ is any function formed by composing $\phi$, $\sigma$, or $\lambda$, then the number
\[ 0. f(1) f(2) f(3) \dots \]
obtained by concatenating the base $g$ digits of successive $f$-values is $g$-normal. We also prove the same result if the inputs $1, 2, 3, \dots$ are replaced with the primes $2, 3, 5, \dots$. The proof is an adaptation of a method introduced by Copeland and ErdÅs in 1946 to prove the $10$-normality of $0.235711131719\ldots$.
Keywords:normal number, Euler function, sum-of-divisors function, Carmichael lambda-function, Champernowne's number Categories:11K16, 11A63, 11N25, 11N37 |
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Some normal numbers generated by arithmetic functions Let $g \geq 2$. A real number is said to be $g$-normal if its base $g$ expansion contains every finite sequence of digits with the expected limiting frequency. Let $\phi$ denote Euler's totient function, let $\sigma$ be the sum-of-divisors function, and let $\lambda$ be Carmichael's lambda-function. We show that if $f$ is any function formed by composing $\phi$, $\sigma$, or $\lambda$, then the number
\[ 0. f(1) f(2) f(3) \dots \]
obtained by concatenating the base $g$ digits of successive $f$-values is $g$-normal. We also prove the same result if the inputs $1, 2, 3, \dots$ are replaced with the primes $2, 3, 5, \dots$. The proof is an adaptation of a method introduced by Copeland and ErdÅs in 1946 to prove the $10$-normality of $0.235711131719\ldots$.
Keywords:normal number, Euler function, sum-of-divisors function, Carmichael lambda-function, Champernowne's number Categories:11K16, 11A63, 11N25, 11N37 |
3. CMB 2004 (vol 47 pp. 573)
A Generalization of the TurÃ¡n Theorem and Its Applications We axiomatize the main properties of the classical TurÃ¡n Theorem
in order to apply it to a general context. We provide applications in the
cases of number fields, function fields, and geometrically irreducible
varieties over a finite field.
Categories:11N37, 11N80 |