Questions on the Riemann hypothesis, a conjecture on the behavior of the complex zeros of the Riemann $\zeta$ function. You might want to add the tag [riemann-zeta] to your question as well.

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Some clarifications on analytic continuation of Riemann's Zeta function on $\frac 1 2$

Here's my problem: Riemann's Zeta function converge iff $x>1$ so if I want to have a finite value for $\zeta(\frac 1 2)$ I need to use it's analytic continuation but Riemann's hypothesis states ...
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For Riemann Hypothesis, many people seek physics intuition, why not for Goldbach Conjecture ?

All: As we all know, for Riemann Hypothesis research, many people seek physics intuition, to understand more fundamental reasons why Riemann Hypothesis shall hold. In this direction, we have ...
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Is there an equivalent statement of Riemann Hypothesis in term of Random Matrix or physics theory?

We all know that Riemann Hypothesis has many equivalent statements. After Montgomery’s works on pair-relationship, we now know that ZEROs of Riemann Zeta function has similar properties as ...
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Can the Riemann hypothesis be relaxed to say that this matrix A consists of square roots?

I realize that asking this question is like presenting to a patent attorney a wheel-less skateboard while asking to patent a hoverboard. Anyways. Lagarias version of the Riemann hypothesis sets a ...
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Why proving Riemann hypothesis is practically important?

I agree that studying pure mathematics is meaningful by intellectual curiosity itself. However, after AKS algorithm is found, I have a question "Is still Riemann hypothesis practically important ...
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Riemann Hypothesis, is this statement equivalent to Mertens function statement?

All: I saw one form of Riemann Hypothesis, it says: $$ \lim ∑(μ(n))/n^σ $$ Converges for all σ > ½ Is this statement same as the order of Mertens function is less than square root of n ?
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parity problems for sieve methods, is it only for Selberg Sieve or for all sieve methods?

It is said that sieve methods have parity problems. Terence Tao gave this "rough" statement of the problem: "Parity problem. If A is a set whose elements are all products of an odd number of primes ...
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How to prove that Riemann zeta function is zero for negative even numbers? [duplicate]

Can anyone please explain to me how to prove that Riemann zeta function is 0 for all negative even numbers. In many references , they have just given the statement without any proof. Any explanation ...
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What are some equivalent statements of (strong) Goldbach Conjecture?

What are some equivalent statements of (strong) Goldbach Conjecture ? We all know that Riemann Hypothesis has some interesting equivalent statements. My favorites are involved with Mertens ...
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Importance of the zero free region of Riemann zeta function

I have heard that for improving the error term in the Prime Number Theorem, we need better and better estimates on the zero free region. I have also heard that the best possible error term comes from ...
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Are these known telescoping series for $\zeta\left(\frac12\right)$?

There are many known telescoping series for $\zeta(s)$ and I was playing with the following two: $$\displaystyle \zeta(s) = \frac{1}{(s-1)} \left(\sum _{n=1}^{\infty } \left( {\frac {n}{(n+1)^{s}}} - ...
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Symmetry and the zeta function

It is an incontestable fact that symmetry is one of, if not the, most powerful tools a mathematician can have at his or her disposal. What I want to know, is if there are any good reasons as to why it ...
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References for Riemann Hypotheis giving the best bound for Prime Number Theorem

Which books cover the proof that Riemann Hypothesis is equivalent to the best error bound for the Prime Number Theorem? My understanding is that Riemann Hypothesis is equivalent to the best bound of ...
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big $\mathcal O$ for number of prime in an interval?

According to von Koch 1991, if the Riemann hypothesis is true, then the for the prime counting function $$\pi(x)=Li(x)+\mathcal O(\sqrt x \log x)$$ I am trying to understand how to deal with the ...
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Is this claim true$(\xi \circ k)(s)=(k \circ \xi )(s)=0$ $\implies$ $k(s)=\zeta(s)=0 $ is true if and only if the Riemann Hypothesis is false?

It is well known that $\xi(s)=\xi(1-s)$ is a verified functional equation for all complex $s$, where $\xi(s) = s(s-1) \pi^{s/2} \Gamma\left(\frac{s}{2}\right) \zeta(s)$. let $k(s)=\xi(1-s)$ and $s=\...
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What is the relationship between GRH and Goldbach Conjecture?

We know that we can prove weak Goldbach Conjecture (three prime theorem) if we assume GRH (Hardy-Littlewood had proved this). Can we also prove strong Goldbach Conjecture if we assume GRH ? Also, ...
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Consequences of the negation of the Riemann hypothesis

There are many sources documenting the consequences of the Riemann hypothesis, but I can't find one discussing the consequences of its negation, particularly concerning the prime distribution. Can ...
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Is it an open problem about Riemman Hypothesis non-trivial zero? [duplicate]

Let's assume RH was correct, and $1/2+Ki$ is any one of non-trivial zero of $\zeta$, is following problem open? 1) $K$ is irrational number 2) $K$ is transcendental number
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Can you solve this captcha?

I found the following problem in a captcha: (and I was really surprised, I expected just regular blurred or distorted text) What does that mean, and what would the solution be? EDIT: It looks, ...
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About the 'sigma' function.

Is it true that if $n$ divides $m$ , $\sigma(\frac mn) \leq \frac{\sigma(m)}n$. If so this has a bearing on counterexamples to Robin's inequality.
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The myth of no prime formula?

Terence Tao claims: For instance, we have an exact formula for the $n^\text{th}$ square number – it is $n^2$ – but we do not have a (useful) exact formula for the $n^\text{th}$ ...
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Regarding the $\sigma (n)$ function.

This question relates to Robin's Inequality. Is $\sigma{(n^2)}$ < (2 n) $\sigma{(n)}$ ? For what integer values of n is this satisfied?
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About questions related to the Riemann's Hypothesis.

Let n be an integer , if n satisfies Robin's Inequality ($\sigma(n)$ /n < $e^{\gamma}$ lnlnn) say n is 'regular'. If n doesn't satisfy Robin's Inequality say n is a 'counter' or a counter-example. ...
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If Robin's inequality ever fails, are there only finitely many colossally abundant numbers that satisfy it?

Let$\ \sigma(n)$ be the sum-of divisors function, with the divisors raised to$\ 1$. If the Riemann Hypothesis is false, Robin proved there are infinitely many counterexamples to the inequality$$\ \...
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What is wrong with this argument (RH)?

I should be very grateful if someone would point out the error in the following argument, since it seems too trivial to be valid: Let $\{pp_{n+1},pp_{n}\}$ denote the interval between prime powers, ...
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Prime number distribution theory for dummies

For the distribution of prime numbers there is a hypothesis which predicts the possible positions of prime numbers called Riemann hypothesis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riemann_hypothesis#...
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About Riemann's Hypothesis.

Could Riemann' Hypothesis be proven true using Robin's Inequality and that a counter-example to Riemann's Hypothesis can not have a divisor that is a prime number to the exponent 5 ,according to some ...
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If Lagarias' inequality is wrong, are there infinitely many counterexamples to it?

I do know that since Robin's (RI) and Lagarias' (LI) inequalities are both equivalent to RH, they're also equivalent one another, hence if RI is false, so is LI. And Robin proved there are infinitely ...
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Usage of Complex Numbers in the Riemann Hypothesis.

I don't have a very good understanding of the Riemann Hypothesis, however that being said, could someone explain to me why complex numbers are used, instead of just using real numbers? Everything I've ...
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Why are people more interested in the Riemann hypothesis than Goldbach's conjecture? [closed]

One of my friends, a math professor, told me almost every one of his colleagues (in the math department) had attempted to prove the Riemann hypothesis at some point in their life (maybe secretly). ...
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Similarity of two limits related to the sum of divisors $\sigma(n)$ and the harmonic numbers $H_n$

Given that the sum of divisors has the form: $$\large \sigma(n) = \sum _{k=1}^n \lim_{s\to 0} \, \left(\frac{(s+1) (-1)^{\frac{2 n}{k}}+s-1}{k \cdot s \cdot 2}\right)^{-1}$$ $$1, 3, 4, 7, 6, 12, 8, ...
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Prime bounds under RH

Continuing from here, since $$ \sum_{k=1}^{\lfloor\log(n)\rfloor}\dfrac{\pi(n^{1/k})}{k}=\operatorname{li}(n)-\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}2\ \Re\left(\operatorname{Ei}\left(\rho_k\log\left(n\right)\right)\...
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Montgomery&Vaughan's Multiplicative number theory theorem 13.3

I can't understand well the proof of theorem 13.3 There exist a constant $C>0$ s.t. if RH is true, then for every $x\ge 2$ the interval $(x,x+Cx^{1/2}\log x)$ contains at least $x^{1/2}$ prime ...
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Identity for frequency of integers with smallest prime(n) divisor

An identity for A038110 and A038111: $$ \frac{\phi(e^{\psi(p_{n}-1)})}{e^{\psi(p_{n})}}=\frac{\prod _k^{n-1} \left(1-\frac{1}{p_k}\right)}{p_n}, $$ where $\psi(\cdot)$ is the second Chebyshev function ...
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If one wanted to study the Riemann Hypothesis, what should they study?

I've seen posts of a similar nature that list numerous books and papers about the Riemann Hypothesis. But, assuming one has no knowledge of the subject, where should they start studying?
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Is Riemann Hypothesis provable?

Loosely speaking, there are three kinds of propositions. Those propositions which are true and can be proved to be true. Those propositions which are false and which can be proved to be false....
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Category theoretic approaches to Riemann Hypothesis?

I was wondering if there has been any category theoretic advancements in the study of the Riemann Hypothesis and the theory surrounding it? This question is meant in the same vein as these questions,...
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(Easy?) consequence of the Riemann Hypothesis

I'm trying to show that the relation $\psi(x)=x+O(\sqrt{x}\log ^2 x)$ (consequence of the Riemann hypothesis) implies $\pi(x)=Li(x)+O(\sqrt{x}\log x)$, where $Li(x)=\int_2^x \frac{dt}{\log t}$. I ...
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Can you find such a function that satisfies the RH statement?

For instance, see Generalized Riemann Hypothesis. It conjectures that if $L(\chi, s) = 0$, and $0 \leq \Re(s)\leq 1$, then $\Re(s) = 1/2$. Then is there a function $f(s)$ that you can think of that ...
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Consequence of the Riemann Hypothesis

So I watched this video: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rGo2hsoJSbo And it included the fact that a consequence of RH is that there will always be a prime number between consecutive cubic numbers. I ...
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Periodicity in Riemann zeros.

Has someone studied if the non-trivial zeroes of the Riemann zeta function has some "periodicity" or "quasiperiodicity"? And what about generalized zeta functions and/or L-functions?
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Probability and discrete mathematics

Has the presumption of the Riemann Hypothesis had any impact on probability? ie: Are there any important theorems in probability that begin with "Give that the RH is true..." (It seems likely, given ...
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About the riemann's hypothesis .

Robin's inequality and Lagarius's inequality (forgive spelling) are two simpler statements that are equivalent to Riemann's hypothesis ;are there any others?
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Riemann Hypothesis Proof - legit? [closed]

https://www.academia.edu/6829966/Proof_the_Riemann_Hypothesis_Cite_This_Article The above paper claims to prove the Riemann Hypothesis, but seems somewhat suspect in its length, broken English, and ...
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Error term of the prime number theorem in arithmetic progressions

It is known that if $(a, q)$ and $q\le (\ln x)^N$, then the following is true $$\sum_{k\le x, k\equiv a\pmod{q}}\Lambda(k) = \frac{x}{\phi(q)} + O(x\exp(-C\sqrt{\ln x}))$$ where $C$ depends only on ...
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Prime Counting: Relationship between Chebyshev's function and the Prime counting function

How do I show that if $\psi(x)=x+O(x^{1/2}\log^2(x))$ then $\pi(x)=\int_2^x \frac{dt}{logt} + O(x^{1/2}\log x)$ Where $\psi(x)$ is Chebyshev's second function and $\pi(x)$ is the prime counting ...
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If Cramér's is proved?

Harald Cramér proved that under this assumption that the Riemann hypothesis is true., the gap $g_n$ satisfies $$g_n = O(\sqrt{p_n} \ln p_n) ,$$ using the big O notation. Later, he conjectured that ...
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A question about an asymptotic formula

I've been told that the asymptotic formula $\pi(x+y)-\pi(x)\sim y/\ln x$ holds for $y\ge x^{1/2+\varepsilon}$ if Riemann's hypothesis is true, but I was unable to find a journal reference for this. ...
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What would be the consequences of proving Riemann's hypothesis for Legendre's conjecture?

I've heard somewhere that Riemann's hypothesis doesn't imply Legendre's conjecture. But if Riemann's hypothesis is true, would an interval maybe a bit larger than $[n^2,(n+1)^2]$ contain always at ...
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Non-trivial zeros off critical line

If non-trivial zeros lay off the critical line (as shown in the picture below), would they have to come in fours rather than conjugate pairs (as the diagram shows)? I am presuming they would, ...