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Formula for $\zeta(3)$ -verification

By simple manipulating with some series I have found the following formula for $\zeta(3)$: $$\zeta(3)=\frac27\sum_{k=0}^{\infty}(-1)^kB_{2k}\frac{\pi^{2k+2}}{(2k+2)!},$$ where $b_k$ are Bernoulli ...
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1answer
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The multiplication formula for the Hurwitz/generalized Riemann zeta function

I'm having a difficult time showing that $$ \displaystyle \zeta(s,mz) = \frac{1}{m^{s}} \sum_{k=0}^{m-1} \zeta \left(s,z+\frac{k}{m} \right) $$ A couple of authors referred to it as an obvious fact. ...
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Is there any value of zeta that is an integer?

Is there any value which we can substitute for $s$ in $\zeta (s)$ such that $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty }n^{-s}\in \mathbb{Z}$$
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Convergence of the Zeta and Phi functions

I want to show that the following functions (in the picture) are absolutely and locally uniformly convergent if real part of complex number $s$ is bigger than 1. Absolute part for zeta function is ...
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1answer
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Interesting phenomenon with the $\zeta(3)$ series

I noticed that if one takes certain partial sums of the series for $\zeta(3)$: $$\zeta(3) = \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n^3} \approx \sum_{n=1}^{N} \frac{1}{n^3}$$ an interesting phenomenon occurs ...
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3answers
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Riemann Zeta formula

can anyone check if this formula is plausible ?? $$ \frac{1}{\zeta (s)} = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{ (-\pi)^{n}(s-1)s}{2n!(s+2n)(s+2n+1)} $$ according to the authors this formula would be valid only ...
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Riemann's thinking on symmetrizing the zeta functional equation

In the translated version of Riemann's classic On the Number of Prime Numbers less than a Given Quantity, he quickly derives the zeta functional equation through contour integration essentially as ...
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Riemann zeta function and uniform convergence

A question in a past paper says prove that this series converges pointwise but not uniformly $$\xi(x):= \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^x} .$$ But I thought that it did converge uniformly to some ...
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Computing $\zeta(6)=\sum\limits_{k=1}^\infty \frac1{k^6}$ with Fourier series.

Let $ f$ be a function such that $ f\in C_{2\pi}^{0}(\mathbb{R},\mathbb{R}) $ (f is $2\pi$-periodic) such that $ \forall x \in [0,\pi]$: $$f(x)=x(\pi-x)$$ Computing the Fourier series of $f$ and ...
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1answer
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Primes and Riemann zeta function.

Primes numbers and Riemann zeta function. Question 1: Is there a proof of the infinitude of prime numbers using the Riemann Zeta function. Exboço could show me a proof of this where I could find it? ...
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1answer
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Can you provide a lower bound on $|\zeta (s) |$ for fixed $\mathrm{Re}(s) > 1$?

It's easy to prove, for example, that $|\zeta(2 + it)| > 2 - \frac{\pi^2}{6}$. However, there is some $\sigma > 1$ for which $\zeta ( \sigma ) = 2$, and it is more difficult to obtain a lower ...
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Why does $1+2+3+\dots = -\frac{1}{12}$?

$\displaystyle\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^s}$ only converges to $\zeta(s)$ if $\text{Re}(s) > 1$. Why should analytically continuing to $\zeta(-1)$ give the right answer?
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Does $\zeta(3)$ have a connection with $\pi$?

The problem Can be $\zeta(3)$ written as $\alpha\pi^\beta$, where ($\alpha,\beta \in \mathbb{C}$), $\beta \ne 0$ and $\alpha$ doesn't depend of $\pi$ (like $\sqrt2$, for example)? Details Several ...
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An Identity Concerning the Riemann Zeta Function

Let $\zeta$ be the Riemann- Zeta function. For any integer, $n \geq 2$, how to prove $$\zeta(2) \zeta(2n-2) + \zeta(4)\zeta(2n-4) + \cdots + \zeta(2n-2)\zeta(2) = \Bigl(n + ...