There is, apparently, a persistent belief that in the current state of knowledge it is not possible to obtain an asymptotic formula for the number of partitions of a number n into primes when n is large. In this paper such a formula is obtained. Since the distribution of primes can only be described accurately by the use of the logarithmic integral and a sum over zeros of the Riemann zeta-function one cannot expect the main term to involve only elementary functions. However the formula obtained, when n is replaced by a real variable, is in C∞ and is readily seen to be monotonic.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Algebra and Number Theory