Approximate counting: an alternative approach
In this note an alternative analysis of approximate counting
is presented by using a lemma from the calculus of finite differences
instead of the Mellin integral transform.
Added September 2000: Steven Finch has pointed out a small error
that is now corrected. The present version is thus superior to the
printed one! One page 5, a factor 2/L was previously forgotten,
resulting in a wrong numerical value.
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