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

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Calculating the Zeroes of the Riemann-Zeta function

Wikipedia states that The Riemann zeta function $\zeta(s)$ is defined for all complex numbers $s \neq 1$. It has zeros at the negative even integers (i.e. at $s = −2, −4, −6, ...)$. These are ...
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Does this show that the Apery Constant is transcendental?

Last August I posted this on mathoverflow: http://mathoverflow.net/questions/71856/a-serendipitous-riemann-identity. I show the (slightly revised) equation below: $$\zeta (3)=\frac{2\pi^4}{315} ...
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Why does $\frac{s}{s-1} > \zeta(s) > \frac{1}{s-1}$ imply $\lim_{s \to 1^{+}}(s-1)\zeta(s)=1$?

I am reading the paper Dirichlet's theorem: a real variable approach by Robin Chapman. In this paper, he constructs a proof via real analysis rather than complex analysis that $\zeta(s)$ is convergent ...
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closed form for a series over the Riemann zeta zeros

given the series $ \sum_{\rho} \frac{1}{z-\rho} $ here the sum is taken OVER the roots of the Riemann function on the critical line $ 0 < Re(s) <1 $ the summation is understood as we sum the pair ...
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Proving an “amazing” claim regarding $\zeta( 3)$ and Apéry's proof

I recently printed a paper that asks to prove the "amazing" claim that for all $a_1,a_2,\dots$ $$\sum_{k=1}^\infty\frac{a_1a_2\cdots a_{k-1}}{(x+a_1)\cdots(x+a_k)}=\frac{1}{x}$$ and thus (probably) ...
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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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Euler's Choice and Riemann's Oversight?

Euler's Choice: When Euler crafted the zeta function, he knew that $\zeta(1)$ diverged, so he made $\zeta(1)$ undefined. When he crafted the zeta generating function using the Bernoulli numbers, ...
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Evaluating $\zeta(0)$ using the functional equation of Riemann-Zeta function.

$$\zeta(it)=2it\pi it−1\sin(i\pi t/2)\Gamma(1−it)\zeta(1−it).$$ Everything on the RHS is never zero, Does that means LHS has no zeros, since $\sin(s)$ has a simple zero at $s=0$ while $\zeta(1−s)$ ...
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How is the Riemann-Siegel formula applied?

What is the application of the Riemann-Siegel formula: $$ \zeta(s) = \sum_{n=1}^N\frac{1}{n^s} + \gamma(1-s)\sum_{n=1}^M\frac{1}{n^{1-s}} + R(s) , $$ where $ \displaystyle\gamma(s) = ...
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evaluation of $ \operatorname{Arg}\zeta (1/2+is) $ ??

how could evaluate with accuracy the function $ \operatorname{arg} \zeta (1/2+is) $ here $ \zeta (s) $ is the 'Riemann Zeta function' on the critical line I had thought that I could use the 'Riemann ...
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How to show that the Laurent series of the Riemann Zeta function has $\gamma$ as its constant term?

I mean the Laurent series at $s=1$. I want to do it by proving $\displaystyle \int_0^\infty \frac{2t}{(t^2+1)(e^{\pi t}+1)} dt = \ln 2 - \gamma$, based on the integral formula given in Wikipedia. ...
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Factor of the Euler Product at the Roots Of Zeta

The $\zeta$ function maybe written as Euler Product: $$ \zeta(s)=\prod_{p} \frac{1}{1-p^{-s}}=\prod_p e_p(s). $$ Now let's substitute $s$ with $\rho_k$, the $k$th root of $\zeta$, and have a look at ...
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Rational Roots of Riemann's $\zeta$ Function

A look at the first few zeros $$14.134725,21.022040,25.010858,30.424876,32.935062,37.586178,\dots$$ is in accord with Numerical evidence suggests that all values of $t$ (the imaginary part of a ...
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Is $\frac1\pi \arctan \frac\pi{\ln x}- \frac1{\ln x}$ related to the trivial solutions $\zeta(-2n)$?

The Prime Counting Function $\pi(x)$ is given $$ \pi(x) = \operatorname{R}(x^1) - \sum_{\rho}\operatorname{R}(x^{\rho}) - \frac1{\ln x} + \frac1\pi \arctan \frac\pi{\ln x} , $$ with $ ...
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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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Another question from Titchmarsh's Riemann Zeta Function.

I want someone to clarify me the next step in page 11. They write for $\delta=\prod p^l$ ,$k=\prod p^{\lambda}$ the sum: $\sum_{\delta |k} ...
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about the riemann zeta function and the prime counting function

i have posted this question on MO, and they referred me to post here . one starts with the formal definition of zeta : $$\displaystyle \zeta (s)=\prod_{p}\frac{1}{1-p^{-s}} $$ then : $ \ln(\zeta ...
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Are these zeros equal to the imaginary parts of the Riemann zeta zeros?

Edit 8.8.2013: See this question also. The Fourier cosine transform of an exponential sawtooth wave times $e^{-x/2}$: $$\operatorname{FourierCosineTransform}(\operatorname{SawtoothWave}(e^x)\cdot ...
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Zeta function identity

How does one prove the zeta function identity $$\sum_{s=2}^{\infty}\left(1-\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{n^s}\right)=-1 \;?$$
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Why is $\zeta(2) = \frac{\pi^2}{6}$ almost equal to $\sqrt{e}$? [closed]

Why is $\zeta(2) = \frac{\pi^2}{6}$ almost equal to $\sqrt{e}$? Experimenting a bit I also found $\zeta(\frac{8}{3}) \approx e^\frac{1}{4}$, $\zeta(\frac{31}{9}) \approx e^\frac{1}{8}$ and ...
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zeta of three, question about closed form

If $\sum\limits_{n=2}^\infty \frac1{(n^2-n)^3}=10-\pi^2$, then what is the limit in closed form of $\sum\limits_{n=1}^\infty \frac1{n^3}$?
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What are the local minima in this spectrum?

Edit 6.2.2012: The sequence to be transformed should be f = 0,1,2,3,4,5... which makes the mentioning of the von Mangoldt function less necessary. Edit 5.2.2012: I had the wrong plot of the insignal. ...
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Simplest proof that $\zeta(s) \to \infty$ as $s \to 1$?

For homework I had to prove the divergence of the series $1/(k\log^p k)$ for all real $p$ (it is simple to do so via integration.) However a more elegant means would be to appeal to the behavior of ...
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Verifying identities for Riemann zeta function

I ran across these two problems, while reading a text on number theory. The problem states: "Verify the following identities". What does "verify" mean in this context, and what strategies can I employ ...
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Limit of Zeta function

I'm looking for a reference for (or an elementary proof of) $$ \lim_{s \rightarrow 1} \left( \zeta(s) - \frac{1}{s-1} \right) = \gamma$$ Thanks for your help.
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A question from Titchmarsh's Riemann Zeta Function textbook.

I have one query, concerning the newest edition of this monograph. At page 7, section 1.2, at the bottom of the page, it's written that: " It is easily seen that $\zeta(s)=2$ for $s=\alpha$, where ...
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Are Primes a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

Assume the following process: Let's start with the set of primes $\{p_k\}$ Then we use the Euler product being equivalent to Riemann's Zeta function $$ \prod_{p \text{ prime}} \frac{1}{1-p^{-s}} = ...
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Upper bound on differences of consecutive zeta zeros

The average gap $\delta_n=|\gamma_{n+1}-\gamma_n|$ between consecutive zeros $(\beta_n+\gamma_n i,\beta_{n+1}+\gamma_{n+1}i)$ of Riemann's zeta function is $\frac{2\pi}{\log\gamma_n}.$ There are many ...
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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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Dirichlet character over Riemann zeta function

Let $\chi$ be a Dirichlet character mod q and let $$L(s,\chi)=\sum_{n\leq x} \frac{\chi(n)}{n^s}.$$ What is the value of $\displaystyle\lim_{s \rightarrow 1} \frac{L(s,\chi)}{\zeta(s)}$ for principal ...
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Mean Value of a Multiplicative Function close to $n$ in Terms of the Zeta Function.

Let $f(n)$ be a multiplicative function defined by $f(p^a)=p^{a-1}(p+1)$, where $p$ is a prime number. How could I obtain a formula for $$\sum_{n\leq x} f(n)$$ with error term $O(x\log{x})$ and ...
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Has it been ruled out that the Riemann hypothesis fails for only finite number of zeros?

Has it been ruled out that the Riemann hypothesis fails, but fails only for finite number of zeros?
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Another question about proof that $\zeta(s) \neq 0$ for $\Re(s) = 1$

This is a question distinct from but related to the question I wrote here: Question about proof that $\zeta(s) \neq 0$ for $\Re(s) = 1$, so assume the same things that I wrote there. The paper then ...
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Question about proof that $\zeta(s) \neq 0$ for $\Re(s) = 1$

I'm following this paper: http://mathdl.maa.org/images/upload_library/22/Chauvenet/Zagier.pdf Define $\Phi(s) = \displaystyle\sum_p \frac{\log p}{p^s}$. By taking a logarithm and differentiating ...
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Order of growth of $(s-1)\zeta(s)$

Again, order of growth problems. Show that the function $(s-1)\zeta(s)$ is an entire function of growth order $1$; or equivalently, $$|(s-1)\zeta(s)| \leq A_{\epsilon} \; \exp ...
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Approximate Riemann zeta function

Given the function $Z(s,N)= \sum \limits_{n=1}^{N}n^{-s}$. In the limit $N \to \infty$ the function $Z(s,N) \to \zeta (s)$ Riemann Zeta function. My question is: Is there a Functional equation for ...
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How to simplify $\newcommand{\bigk}{\mathop{\vcenter{\hbox{K}}}}\prod_{p\in\mathbb{P}}\left(1+\bigk_{k=1}^{\infty }\frac{f_k(s)}{g_k(s)}\right)^{-1}$

I'd like to simplify $$\newcommand{\bigk}{\mathop{\huge\vcenter{\hbox{K}}}}B(s)=\prod_{p\in\mathbb{P}}\left(1+\bigk_{k=1}^{\infty }\frac{f_{k}(s)}{f_{k}(s)}\right)^{-1}$$ to something of the form ...
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challenging integral involving $\zeta(5)$

I ran across a curious integral that seems to be rather tough that some on the site may enjoy. Show that $$\displaystyle \int_{0}^{1}\frac{\sqrt{1-x^{2}}}{1-x^{2}\sin^{2}(x)}dx = ...
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An identity involving the Möbius function

$$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{n^s}\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\mu(n)}{n^s}=1$$ for $s>1$. How do I prove this identity?
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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 ...