Questions on the famed $\zeta(s)$ function of Riemann, and its properties.

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About Riemann's zeta function

Is the riemann zeta function analytic? If so can it be expressed as a power series? Does it have a ratio of convergence ? Could it be said to have a center point of its ratio of convergence at ...
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Riemann Zeta circularity?

In this post I show: $$\prod _{p\text{ prime}} \frac{p^s}{p^s-1} = \zeta(s).$$ Wolfram Alpha shows an alternate form for the primes: $$\frac{p_n{}^2}{p_n{}^2-1}=\frac{\left(\sum _{k=1}^{2^n} ...
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Question on the Prime Number Theorem (the Tchebychev Function)

This has been giving me nothing but a headache: Let the Tchebychev Function, $\psi (x)$ be defined: $$\psi (x) = \sum_{p^m \le x}\log p \space \space \space , \space \space \space p \in \mathbb P$$ ...
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The zeros of $2\,\xi(s)-1$. Is there anything known about the curves they lie on?

Take the well known integral: $$\displaystyle \pi^\frac{-s}{2}\,\Gamma\left(\frac{s}{2}\right)\, \zeta(s) =\int_1^{\infty} \left({x}^{\frac{s}{2}-1} + {x}^{\frac{-s}{2}-\frac12}\right)\,\psi(x)\, ...
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Contour approach to Riemann zeta functional equation

I have a question regarding Riemann's first proof of the functional equation that was given in his paper on the Riemann zeta function. I am an undergraduate working on a fairly short undergraduate ...
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How to prove $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\mu (n)}{n^{s}}=\frac{1}{\zeta (s)}$?

How can we prove this equation? $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\mu (n)}{n^{s}}=\frac{1}{\zeta (s)}$$
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Riemann's zeta as a continued fraction over prime numbers.

Riemann's zeta function is a function with many faces, I mean representations. I recently derived this one, bellow, as a continued fraction over prime numbers. $$ \zeta(s)=1 ...
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Logarithmic derivative of Riemann zeta, is this derivation correct?

Let matrix $T_2$ be defined below as the Dirichlet inverse of the Euler totient function as a function of the Greatest Common Divisor (GCD) of row index $n$ and column index $k$; $$T_2(n,k) = ...
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Riemann zeta function - Euler product formula

I want to prove that $$ \frac{1}{\zeta(s)}=\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{\mu(n)}{n^s}.$$ I know that the standard proof works with the Euler product formula $$\zeta(s)=\prod_{p \ \text{prime}} ...
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Evaluating $\int_2^\infty \zeta(x) - 1 \,\, \mathrm{d}x$

While looking at a table of values for the zeta function, the fact that they approach $1$ made me wonder what the improper integral of the fractional part of the zeta function would be. I've found ...
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Sum of divergent series

I saw a lot of article in Math SE like Why does 1+2+3+⋯=−1/12? and S=1+10+100+100+10000+…=−1/9? How is that and lot of others. Also I saw this one of Ramanujan summation but I do not get the ...
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Calculating $\pi$ via the $\zeta$ function?

I was fooling around, trying to come up with a rapid way to compute $\pi$. Then I remembered that we always have: \begin{equation} \zeta(2n)=c\pi^{2n}, \end{equation} where $n$ is a positive integer ...
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Is there an expression for $(S/k)$ where $S=\sum_{n=1}^\infty n$ and $k \in \mathbb{Z}$?

Given that $S=\sum_{n=1}^\infty n=-1/12$ (for an explanation see this question or this video from Youtube) For example if $k=4$: $(S/4)=1/4+2/4+3/4+1+5/4+6/4+7/4+2+9/4...$ Please edit to improve ...
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Find the regularized sum $\frac{1}{\ln(2)}+\frac{1}{\ln(3)}+\frac{1}{\ln(4)}+…$

By considering the integral Zeta function $$F(s)=s+\frac{1}{2^s\ln(2)}+\frac{1}{3^s\ln(3)}+\frac{1}{4^s\ln(4)}+...$$ Evaluate $$\frac{1}{\ln(2)}+\frac{1}{\ln(3)}+\frac{1}{\ln(4)}+...$$ EDIT: ...
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Why is $\zeta(s)\neq0$ for $\operatorname{Re}(s)=0$?

I have a question concerning the Riemann zeta function for a project I've been working on. Why is it that $\zeta(s)\neq0$ for $\operatorname{Re}(s)=0$ (that is, there are no non-trivial zeroes of the ...
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Asymptotic expansion of $\zeta(s)$

It is well known that $$ \zeta(s) = \sum_{n = 1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^s} = \prod_{p \text{ prime}} \frac{1}{1 - p^{-s}}, \quad \Re[s] > 1, \tag{1}$$ but, if $p \leq N$ denotes the primes less than or ...
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Trivial zeros of the Riemann Zeta function

A question that has been puzzling me for quite some time now: Why is the value of the Riemann Zeta function equal to $0$ for every even negative number? I assume that even negative refers to the ...
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Find the sum $\sum_{n = 1}^{\infty}(-1)^{n + 1}\log(1 + (1/n))$

I started as follows $$\begin{aligned}S &= \sum_{n = 1}^{\infty}(-1)^{n + 1}\log\left(1 + \frac{1}{n}\right)\\ &= \sum_{n = 1}^{\infty}(-1)^{n + 1}\sum_{k = 1}^{\infty}(-1)^{k + 1}\frac{1}{k ...
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Zeta function for negative integers

I already proved that $\zeta(z)=\frac{1}{\Gamma(z)}\int_0^\infty\frac{t^{z-1}}{e^t-1}dt=\frac{\Gamma(z-1)}{2\pi i}\int_{-\infty}^0\frac{t^{z-1}}{e^{-t}-1}dt$ Now the Benoulli numbers are defined by ...
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Problem in Divergent series

Lets try to evaluate $$\frac{(-1)}{1^s}+\frac{(-1)^2}{2^s}+\frac{(-1)^3}{3^s}+...$$ $$=\frac{e^{\pi i}}{1^s}+\frac{e^{2\pi i}}{2^s}+\frac{e^{3\pi i}}{3^s}+...$$ $$=\frac{1}{1^s}(1+\frac{\pi ...
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Riemann Zeta Function Non-Vanishing on the Line $\mathrm{Re} \; z = 1$

The result quoted in the title is usually a stepping stone in the proof of the prime number theorem and I am familiar with the usual argument for this result. The other day my professor was telling ...
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Continuation of the Riemann Zeta Function

I am actually aware of the argument showing $\zeta$ has a meromorphic extension to $\mathbb{C}$ with a single pole at $z = 1$. On a recent number theory exam, however, one of the questions asked to ...
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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, ...
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Upper bound on $\zeta(s)$

I'd like to know an upper bound for $\zeta(s)$ in the critical strip, and hopefully one that is not too difficult to prove. For instance, ...
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Question about the zeros and poles of the PrimeZeta function.

The Euler product over all primes, $$\displaystyle \zeta(s) := \prod_{p\in\mathbb{P}} \dfrac{1}{1-\dfrac{1}{(p)^s}}$$ is only valid for $\Re(s) >1$. However, when taking the log on both sides ...
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Laurent Series of Riemann Zeta Function

How do I go about finding the Laurent series of the Riemann zeta function about $z=1$?
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Analytic Continuation of Riemann Zeta Function

How do we show that this holds for $\operatorname{Re}(z)>0$ (and not $1$) $$\zeta(z)= \sum_{i=0}^{m-1} n^{-i} + \frac{m^{-z}}2 +\frac{m^{1-z}}{z-1} -z\int_{m}^{\infty} ...
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Logarithms, prove this limit.

Mathematica knows that: $$\log (n)=\lim_{s\to 1} \, \left(1-\frac{1}{n^{s-1}}\right) \zeta (s)$$ Kind of tautological starting with logarithms, but I would like to know better why this limit works: ...
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Sum of zeta(2s) fractions without pi^(2s) in the numerators

$$ \sum _{n=1}^{\infty } \sum _{r=1}^{\infty } (\pi r)^{-2 n}=\frac{1}{2} (1-1 \cot(1)) $$ $\frac{1}{2} (1-1 \cot(1))$ is not in OEIS, so it doesn't seem to be well known. Q1: Would this info be of ...
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Is there a power series representation of $\frac{1}{\zeta(s)}$?

I've seen power series representations for $\zeta(s)$, $\textit{e.g.}$ \begin{align*} \zeta(s)=\frac{1}{s-1}+\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}\frac{(-1)^{k}}{k!}\gamma_{k}(s-1)^{k} \end{align*} where $\gamma_{k}$ ...
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How can I integrate this zeta function expression?

Can you integrate this function: $$f(k)=\exp\left(-\Re\left(\sum\limits_{n=1}^{n=scale} \frac{1}{n} \zeta(1/2+i \cdot k)\sum\limits_{d|n} \frac{\mu(d)}{d^{(1/2+i \cdot k-1)}}\right)\right)$$ with ...
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The alternating zeta function and functional equation

The Dirichlet eta function (the alternating zeta function) is given by $$η(s)=∑_{n=1}^{∞}(-1)ⁿ⁻¹/n^{s}$$ The functional equation for $η(s)$ is given by $$η(s)=ϕ(s)η(1-s)$$ where ...
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Show that $f$ is harmonic

Let us consider the function: $$ f(α,β) \equiv \sum_{n = 1}^{\infty}\left(-1\right)^{n - 1}\left[% {n^{2\alpha - 1} - 1 \over n^{\alpha}}\,\cos\left(\beta\ln\left(n\right)\right) \right] $$ My ...
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Specific form of integral representation of the Riemann zeta function

Is there an integral represenation of the Riemann zeta function of the form: $$\zeta(s) = f(s)+c\int_a^b\frac{g(x)}{x^{p(s)}}dx,$$ where $a,b,c\in\mathbb{R}$ with $a\neq b$, $p(s)$ is some ...
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$\prod_{i=1}^{\infty}{1+(\frac{k}{i})^3}$ for integer k

Can anyone compute $$\prod_{i=1}^{\infty}{1+(\frac{k}{i})^3}$$ for integer k? Can it be done in closed form, using only elementary functions, without the use of the Gamma function? For k=1, the closed ...
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Is there way to write the following integral representations of integer zeta values in a general form?

How do you write this as a general formula for all integer zeta values greater than $0$? $$\zeta(1)=\int_0^1 \frac{1}{1-x}dx$$ $$\zeta(2)=\int_0^1\int_0^1\frac{1}{1-xy}dxdy$$ ...
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Integral representation of the Riemann zeta function

I've come across the following integral representation for the Riemann zeta function, $$\zeta(s) = \frac{s+1}{2(s-1)} + \frac{s}{8} - \frac{s(s+1)}{2\pi^2}\int_1^\infty \frac{(\tan^{-1}\cot(\pi ...
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Difference between Meromorphic and Analytic Continuation

We have that $\frac{X}{spec \mathbb{Z}}$, a scheme of finite type. Consider $\zeta(X,s)= \prod_{x\in{X}} \frac{1}{(1-Nx^{-s}}$, with $Nx$ the norm. I didn't catch what my teacher was saying and he is ...
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Information about Riemann Zeta function

I have general question on Riemann Zeta function. How can I improve knowledge on Riemann Zeta Function theory up to research? For example , what are the best books on Zeta ...
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Differential equation to model a pseudo-random behavior?

In the paper http://arxiv.org/abs/1401.3620, "The zeros of the Riemann zeta-function and the transition from pseudo-random to harmonic behavior", the author built a function based on a finite amount ...
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Does the Riemann zeta function tell us about the order theoretic properties of the natural numbers?

The classical Möbius function $\mu(n)$ fulfills the multiplicative inversion formula, e.g. see this thread. Now I see in the theory of posets, they generalize the concept of that function, see ...
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Zeta function universality: How to compute the shift parameter for simple functions?

I've come across Zeta function universality. For a nice function $f$ in a nice subset $U$ of the complex strip between real $0$ and $1$, one can find a real $t$, such the zeta function $\zeta$ shifted ...
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Ways to calculate $\int_0^1 \frac{-\log x}{1+x}\ \mathrm dx$

I came across the integral $$ \int_0^1 \frac{-\log x}{1+x}\ \mathrm dx = \frac{\pi^2}{12}, $$ which can be calculated as $\frac 1 2 \zeta(2)$ using analytic number theory. I'm interested if this ...
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$1 + 1 + 1 +\cdots = -\frac{1}{2}$ [closed]

The formal series $$ \sum_{n=1}^\infty 1 = 1+1+1+\dots=-\frac{1}{2} $$ comes from the analytical continuation of the Riemann zeta function $\zeta (s)$ at $s=0$ and it is used in String Theory. I am ...
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Are the zeros of the sum/difference of two reflexive, entire functions all on the line $\Re(s)=\frac12$?

Remove the order $1$ pole of $\zeta(s)$ at $s=1$, to create the following entire function: $$z(s):=\zeta(s)-\dfrac{1}{s-1}$$ I like to conjecture that all complex zeros of $z(s) \pm z(1-s)$ in the ...
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Calculating $\zeta(0)$ by the residue of $\zeta(1)$

$$\begin {aligned}\pi^{-s/2}\Gamma(s/2)\zeta(s)=&\pi^{-(1-s)/2}\Gamma((1-s)/2)\zeta(1-s) \\ \zeta(0) =&\frac{\pi^{-1/2}\Gamma(1/2)\zeta(1)}{\pi^{0}\Gamma(0)}=\frac{\zeta(1)}{\Gamma(0)}\end ...
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A connection between a sequence from the Collatz conjecture and a sequence of densities from $\zeta(k)-1$?

Just for grins, I created lists of first-entries of finite sequences of rank $r$ for the Syracuse problem (Collatz conjecture using only odd numbers) and found these sequences on OEIS. My sequences, ...
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Series involving the Riemann zeta function

Consider the series: $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\zeta(2n+1)}{n(2n+1)}$$ We can easily prove that it's a convergent series. My question, is there a way to express this series in terms of zeta ...
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Integration method for $\int_0^\infty\frac{x}{(e^x-1)(x^2+(2\pi)^2)^2}dx=\frac{1}{96} - \frac{3}{32\pi^2}.$

The following definite integral is obtained directly from Hermite's integral representation of the Hurwitz zeta function. But is it possible to obtain the same result via the residue calculus or ...
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Closed form for $\sum_{k=1}^{\infty} \zeta(2k)-\zeta(2k+1)$

From WolframAlpha it seems that $$ \frac{1}{2}=\sum_{k=1}^{\infty} \zeta(2k)-\zeta(2k+1) $$ Could someone provide a proof for this? Thanks.