- Meissel–Mertens constant
The Meissel–Mertens constant (named after Ernst Meissel and Franz Mertens), also referred to as Mertens constant, Kronecker's constant, Hadamard–de la Vallée-Poussin constant or prime reciprocal constant, is a mathematical constant in number theory, defined as the limiting difference between the harmonic series summed only over the primes and the natural logarithm of the natural logarithm:
Here γ is the famous Euler–Mascheroni constant, which has a similar definition involving a sum over all integers (not just the primes).
The value of M is approximately
Mertens' 2nd theorem says that the limit exists.
The fact that there are two logarithms (log of a log) in the limit for the Meissel–Mertens constant may be thought of as a consequence of the combination of the prime number theorem and the limit of the Euler–Mascheroni constant.
- The sum of the reciprocals of the primes diverges
- Prime zeta function
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