In this article we investigate the behaviour of the omega function, which counts the number of prime factors of an integer with multiplicity, as one runs over those integers of the form a + b where a is from a set A and b is from a set B. We prove, for example, that if A and B are sufficiently dense subsets of the first N positive integers and k is a positive integer then the number of pairs (a, b) for which the omega function of a + b lies in a given residue class modulo k is roughly the total number of pairs divided by k.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Illinois Journal of Mathematics|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1 1999|
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