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

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Why are Gram points for the Riemann zeta important?

Given the Riemann-Siegel function, why are the Gram points important? I say if we have $S(T)$, the oscillating part of the zeros, then given a Gram point and the imaginary part of the zeros (under the ...
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How to find $\zeta(0)=\frac{-1}{2}$ by definition?

I would like to know how we can find the following result: $$\zeta(0)=-\frac12$$ Is there a way, using the definition, $$\zeta(s)=\sum_{i=1}^{\infty}i^{-s}$$ to find this?
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Can the openness of Gilbreath's conjecture be reduced to proof of the Riemann hypothesis?

As an information theoretician, it's a personal hobby of mine to find elegant analogies to open mathematical problems. After all, they have a profound impact on how I conduct my research and how I ...
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The main attacks on the Riemann Hypothesis?

Attempts to prove the Riemann Hypothesis So I'm compiling a list of all the attacks and current approaches to Riemann Hypothesis. Can anyone provide me sources (or give their thoughts on possible ...
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New generalization of Riemann Zeta?

I am interested in the following generalization of the Riemann Zeta function: $$ \zeta_M(s,c) = \sum_{n=1}^\infty \left(\frac{n^2}{c^2} + \frac{c^2}{n^2}\right)^{-s} $$ This is most closely related ...
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Why Pólya's method is wrong?

By truncating the Fourier transform, Pólya managed to prove that the Xi function on the critical line was approximately $$\xi(1/2+is) = (2\pi)^2 ( K_{9/4+is/2}( 2\pi) +K_{9/4-is/2}( 2\pi))$$ If this ...
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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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Two Dirichlet's series related to the Divisor Summatory Function and to the Riemann's zeta-function, $\zeta(s)$

Considering the $\textit{Divisor Summatory Function}$, $D(n)$, defined as $$ D(n) = \sum_{k=1}^{n}d(k) , $$ where $$ d(n) = \sum_{k|n}^{n}1. $$ One can observe the following pattern in the values of ...
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Logarithmic derivative of Riemann Zeta function

Given the logarithmic derivative of the zeta function $\dfrac{\zeta^\prime (s)}{\zeta(s)}$ how does it behave near $s=1$? I mean if for $s=1$ the Laurent series for the logarithmic derivative becomes ...
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Why does the Riemann zeta function have zeros in the complex plane? How is it possible to find them?

I ask this because, according to Euler's product formula, Riemann's zeta function =(1/something), so how could that be zero? Also, how could one find zeros that are on the negative side and find a ...
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How is $\zeta(0)=-1/2$? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does $1+2+3+\dots = {-1\over 12}$? Fermat's Dream by Kato et al. gives the following: $\zeta(s)=\sum\limits_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{n^s}$ (the standard Zeta ...
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Riemann's $\zeta$ function and the uniform distribution on $[-1,0]$

It seems that the $n$th cumulant of the uniform distribution on the interval $[-1,0]$ is $B_n/n$, where $B_n$ is the $n$th Bernoulli number. And also $-\zeta(1-n) = B_n/n$, where $\zeta$ is Riemann's ...
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An infinite series involving the Zeta Function

I am wondering if anyone knows how to evaluate either of the following sums in terms of known constants: $$\sum_{k=2}^{\infty}-\frac{\zeta^{'}(k)}{\zeta(k)},$$ and ...
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Order of Zeros of the Riemann Zeta Function

Is it true that all zeros of the Riemann Zeta Function are of order 1? Let $h(z) = \frac{\zeta'(z)}{\zeta(z)}\frac{x^z}{z}$, where $x$ is a positive real number ($x > 1$, probably?) , and $\zeta$ ...
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Do these series converge to logarithms?

It is well known that $$1-\frac{1}{2}+\frac{1}{3}-\frac{1}{4}+\frac{1}{5}... =\log(2).$$ If we consider the array: $T(n,k) = -(n-1)\; \text{ if }\; n|k, \;\text{ else } \;1,$ Starting: ...
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Order of growth of real $x_{n}$ such that $\zeta(x_{n}) = 1 + 1/2^{n}$

On a lark, I decided to calculate (via Newton's method and using mpmath) the real $x_{n}$ such that $\zeta(x_{n}) = 1 + 1/2^{n}$ for as many $n\in\mathbb{N}$ as I could. What sort of surprised me is ...
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elliptic generalizations of Euler's trick

So Euler employed the following identity $$\sin(z) = z \prod_{n=1}^{\infty} \left[1-\left(\frac{z}{n\pi}\right)^{2}\right]$$ to evaluate $\zeta(2n)$, for $n\in\mathbb{N}$ I'm curious if there's been ...
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Multiplication of coefficients in Dirichlet series

This appears to be a relationship: $\sum\limits_{p\;\text{prime}} \frac{1}{p^s} = \log\zeta (s) - \sum\limits_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\sqrt{a_{n}b_{n}}}{n^{s}}$ where $a_{n}$ is a sequence of fractions ...
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Analytic continuation- Easy explanation?

Today, as I was flipping through my copy of Higher Algebra by Barnard and Child, I came across a theorem which said, The series $$ 1+\frac{1}{2^p} +\frac{1}{3^p}+...$$ diverges for $p\leq 1$ and ...
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Is this a relation between the Riemann zeta function and the Prime zeta function?

I am partly repeating myself here again. Is this a correct relation between the Riemann zeta function and the Prime zeta function? $$ \zeta (s) = \sum\limits_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{n^{s}}$$ ...
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Determining well-definedness for functions

How does one determine well-definedness in analytical continuation for $\Gamma(s)\zeta(s)$ function? Firstly: $$\Gamma(s)\zeta(s) = \int_0^\infty dt \frac{t^{s-1}}{e^t - 1},\quad Re(s) > 1$$ ...
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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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Values of the Riemann Zeta function and the Ramanujan Summation - How strong is the connection?

The Ramanujan Summation of some infinite sums is consistent with a couple of sets of values of the Riemann zeta function. We have, for instance, $$\zeta(-2n)=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} n^{2k} = 0 ...
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L-function of product

Given two varieties of finite type over a finite field, what is the $L$-function of their product in terms of the $L$-function of the factors?
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Integrating $\frac{x^k }{1+\cosh(x)}$

In the course of solving a certain problem, I've had to evaluate integrals of the form: $$\int_0^\infty \frac{x^k}{1+\cosh(x)} \mathrm{d}x $$ for several values of k. I've noticed that that, for k a ...
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What is known about the pattern for $\zeta(2n+1)$?

Related to the question Does $\zeta(3)$ have a connection with $\pi$?: It is well known that $$\zeta(2n) = f(2n) \pi^{2n}$$ where $f(n)$ is an function in rationals: (the denominator = OEIS ...
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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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A double series yielding Riemann's $\zeta$

Can you give me some hints to prove equality: $$\sum_{m,n=1}^{\infty} \frac1{(m^2+n^2)^2} =\zeta (2)\ G-\zeta(4)=\frac{\pi^2}{6}\ G-\frac{\pi^4}{90}$$ where $\zeta (t):= \sum\limits_{n=1}^{+\infty} ...
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Nice proofs of $\zeta(4) = \pi^4/90$?

I know some nice ways to prove that $\zeta(2) = \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n^2} = \pi^2/6$. For example, see Robin Chapman's list or the answers to the question "Different methods to compute ...
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Erroneous numerical approximations of $\zeta\left(\frac{1}{2}\right)$?

By definition of the Riemann Zeta Function, $$\zeta\left(\frac{1}{2}\right) = \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{\sqrt{n}}.$$ Since $\forall n \geq 1 : \frac{1}{\sqrt{n}} \geq \frac{1}{n}$, we have that for ...
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Square-free zeta function zeros

It is a well known fact that the geometric series $$1+x+x^2+x^3+\ldots$$ has the following form $$\frac{1}{1-x}$$ Another possible representation is $$\prod_{k=0}^{\infty}\left(1+x^{2^{k}}\right)$$ ...
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Trig identity to zeta function identity?

The inequality $$\zeta(s)^3 | \zeta(s + it)^4 \zeta(s + 2it)| \ge 1$$ follows from $$3 + 4 \cos(\theta) + \cos(2 \theta) \ge 0$$ How is that done? What is the relationship between zeta and the ...
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Prime powers, patterns similar to $\lbrace 0,1,0,2,0,1,0,3\ldots \rbrace$ and formulas for $\sigma_k(n)$

Some time ago when decomponsing the natural numbers, $\mathbb{N}$, in prime powes I noticed a pattern in their powers. Taking, for example, the numbers $\lbrace 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16 ...
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Is it problem of Mathematica or my own?

The following is a plot comparing Exp[Derivative[1,0][Zeta][0,x]+1/2Log[2 Pi]] and Gamma[x]: In theory the blue and the red ...
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Riemann zeta function at odd positive integers

Starting with the famous Basel problem, Euler evaluated the Riemann zeta function for all even positive integers and the result is a compact expression involving Bernoulli numbers. However, the ...
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Riemann Zeta Function and Analytic Continuation

The Riemann Zeta Function is defined as $ \displaystyle \zeta(s) = \sum\limits_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n^s}$. It is not absolutely convergent or conditionally convergent for $\text{Re}(s) \leq 1$. ...
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An inverse for Euler's zeta function product formula

Of course, Euler proved that the Riemann zeta function can be defined as the analytic continuation of a product over all primes. $$\zeta(s) = \prod_{p \in \mathbb{P}}\frac1{1-p^{-s}}$$ It is well ...
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Proving a known zero of the Riemann Zeta has real part exactly 1/2

Much effort has been expended on a famous unsolved problem about the Riemann Zeta function $\zeta(s)$. Not surprisingly, it's called the Riemann hypothesis, which asserts: $$ \zeta(s) = 0 ...
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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 + ...
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Are there addition formulas for the Riemann Zeta function?

In particular for two real numbers $a$ and $b$, I'd like to know if there are formulas for $\zeta (a+b)$ and $\zeta (a-b)$ as a function of $\zeta (a)$ and $\zeta (b)$. The closest I could find ...
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On Zeta function zeros in the critical strip

I have been reading about Riemann Zeta function and have been thinking about it for some time. Has anything been published regarding upper bound for the real part of zeta function zeros as the ...
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How to evaluate Riemann Zeta function

How do I evaluate this function for given $s$? $$\zeta(s) = \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac1{n^s} = \frac{1}{1^s} + \frac{1}{2^s} + \frac{1}{3^s} + \cdots$$
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Question Relating Gamma Function to Riemann Zeta function evaluated at integers

I was just reading a paper of Ramanujan entitled " On question 330 of Professor Sanjana" when i got stuck up with a Proposition which i am unable to answer. The proposition is if $ \displaystyle ...
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What is the Riemann-Zeta function?

In laymen's terms, as much as possible: What is the Riemann-Zeta function, and why does it come up so often with relation to prime numbers?