In a message dated 4/4/01 1:28:37 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>Actually P. Erdos and M. Kac published a (little
>known) theorem. This theorem states that if we plot
>the number of prime factors of *very large* numbers,
>we get a *bell* curve ! Almost as these numbers were
>choosing their prime factors *at random*.
Sounds like just the central limit theorem to me.
The chance that a large number is divisible by a
small number is a pretty good random function, if
you don't know the number, and if you're considering
all numbers, you obviously don't.
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