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Motivation for using $L(1,\chi)$ in the proof of Dirichlet's Theorem

Having read the proof of Dirichlet's Theorem on the infinitude of primes in arithmetic progressions, I am left wondering what his motivation for studying $L(1,\chi)$ was and why it is reasonable that ...
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The effect of roots of Dirichlet's $\beta$ function condenses to $\frac12\left(1+ie^{i2\pi\frac{p}4}\right)$

With the help of Raymond Manzoni and Greg Martin I was able to derive an explicit formula for the number of primes of the form $4n+3$ in terms of (sums of) sums of Riemann's $R$ functions over roots ...
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$\# \{\text{primes}\ 4n+3 \le x\}$ in terms of $\text{Li}(x)$ and roots of Dirichlet $L$-functions

In a paper about Prime Number Races, I found the following (page 14 and 19): This formula, while widely believed to be correct, has not yet been proved. $$ \frac{\int\limits_2^x{\frac{dt}{\ln ...