Approximate counting: an alternative approach

Abstract. 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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