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The Distribution of Prime Numbers

Carom Maths provides this resource for teachers and students of A Level mathematics.

In this activity the distribution of prime numbers, proved by Hadamard and de la Vallée Poussin in 1896, is investigated using an Excel spreadsheet program, Autograph and the Prime Number Theorem.

The resource is designed to explore aspects of the subject which may not normally be encountered, to encourage new ways to approach a problem mathematically and to broaden the range of tools that an A Level mathematician can call upon if necessary.

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