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

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How to prove $\zeta'(0)/\zeta(0)=\log(2\pi)$?

How do I prove that $\zeta'(0)/\zeta(0)=\log(2\pi)$ ? I can get $\zeta(0)=-\frac{1}{2}$, but I don't know how to calculate $\zeta'(0)=-\frac{1}{2}\log(2\pi)$ ? Can you help me ? Here $\zeta(s)$ is ...
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Sum of Stieltjes constants

Does anyone know of any papers or resources dealing with the following question: For which values of $s=\sigma+it$ does the following sum of Stieltjes constants hold, ...
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Dense Zeta Curve

In Reference 4 of this Wikipedia article, it is stated that the curve $\{(\zeta(\sigma+it),\zeta^{(1)}(\sigma+it), \cdots, \zeta^{(n-1)}(\sigma+it))|t\in\mathbb R\}$ is dense in $\mathbb C^n$ if ...
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Closed form for $\sum_{n=2}^\infty \frac{1}{n^2\log n}$

I had attempted to evaluate $$\int_2^\infty (\zeta(x)-1)\, dx \approx 0.605521788882$$ Upon writing out the zeta function as a sum, I got $$\int_2^\infty ...
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Derivative of the Riemann zeta function for $Re(s)>0$.

The Riemann zeta function can be analytically continued to $Re(s)>0$ by the infinite sum $$\zeta(s)=\frac{1}{1-2^{1-s}}\sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac{(-1)^{n-1}}{n^s}.$$ Can we differentiate this with ...
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A Hamiltonian with smooth term exact to the Riemann zeros

what would happen if one found a Hamiltonian with an smooth level density in the form $$ N(E)= \frac{E}{2\pi}\log\left(\frac{E}{2\pi e}\right)$$ which is exactly the density of the RIemann zeros.. ...
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Meaning of equality in zeta regularization

It is known that $$\sum\limits_{n = 1}^\infty{n = 1 + 2 + 3 + \cdots} = \infty$$ but it is also known that $$\sum\limits_{n = 1}^\infty{n = 1 + 2 + 3 + \cdots} = -\frac{1}{{12}}$$ which can obtained ...
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How to prove the identity $\pi^{s/2}=e^{(\log(2\pi)-1-\gamma/2)s}\prod_{\rho}e^{s/\rho} $?

In the wikipedia the Hadamard product for the Riemann's zeta function has two forms. The first one is ...
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Conditional convergence of Riemann's $\zeta$'s series

Do Riemann's zeta-function's partial sums $\sum_{n=1}^N n^{-s}$ converge conditionally for some value $s=\sigma+it$ with $\sigma\le 1$? (We must at least have $t\ne 0$ of course.) Partial summation ...
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Zeta function values in terms of Bernoulli numbers.

The material presented at this link on Zeta function values at even integers proposes a method to compute these that is based on Euler's work. I would like to present a short proof for your ...
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Identity for $\zeta(k- 1/2) \zeta(2k -1) / \zeta(4k -2)$?

Is there a nice identity known for $$\frac{\zeta(k- \tfrac{1}{2}) \zeta(2k -1)}{\zeta(4k -2)}?$$ (I'm dealing with half-integral $k$.) Equally, an identity for $$\frac{\zeta(s) \zeta(2s)}{\zeta(4s)}$$ ...
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Riemann's Zeta function [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Riemann Zeta Function and Analytic Continuation Calculating the Zeroes of the Riemann-Zeta function It is stated that Riemann's Zeta function has zeros at negative ...
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Are these two facts related?

I was told some days ago that the possibility of two randomly picked numbers are relatively prime to each other is $6/(\pi^2)$. And it is well known that the value of Riemann zeta function at 2 is ...
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A Bernoulli number identity and evaluating $\zeta$ at even integers

Sometime back I made a claim here that the proof for $\zeta(4)$ can be extended to all even numbers. I tried doing this but I face a stumbling block. Let me explain the problem in detail here. I was ...
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Is it possible to solve this equation analytically?

The following equation holds: \begin{align} & \frac{9}{2}\pi \\[8pt] & = x \\[8pt] & {}+\cos (x) \\[8pt] & {}+\cos (x+\cos (x)) \\[8pt] & {}+\cos (x+\cos (x)+\cos (x+\cos (x))) ...
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Riemann Zeta Function Manipulation

The Riemann zeta function is defined on the $Re z> 1$ by $$\zeta(z)=\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^z}$$ (i) show that for $Re z> 1$, we have $$(1-2^{1-z})\zeta(z)=\sum_{n=1}^\infty ...
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How to get the floor function as a Mellin inverse of the Hadamard product of the Riemann zeta function?

The floor function is given - by Perron's formula - as a Mellin inverse of the zeta function. namely : $$\left \lfloor x \right \rfloor=\frac{1}{2\pi ...
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Does Zeta converge for Complex numbers Re(s)>1 where imaginary part is not zero?

I know values of zeta for s= 2,3,4,... but what's the value of zeta as an example s= 2+14i
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What is the explanation for similar decimal digits in values of Riemann zeta function with certain arguments close to one?

In Mathematica I tried these values close to one as arguments for the Riemann zeta function: ...
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If RH is false , could this be true?

Let $\zeta(s)$ be the Riemann zeta function. Assume RH is false , is it possible that we have in the critical strip $\zeta(a_1+ti) = \zeta(a_2+ti) = \zeta(a_3+ti) = \cdots = \zeta(a_n+ti) = 0$ For ...
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Hurwitz zeta function

I am using the below function to compute the Hurwitz zeta function from Riemann zeta function. But I am not getting the correct results when compared with the value of Wolfram alpha Hurwitz zeta ...
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How does $\zeta(1 - s)$ become $(-1/s + \cdots)$?

Why is $$\zeta(1 - s) = -\frac{1}{s} + \cdots$$ for small negative values of $s$? A detailed explanation would be appreciated.
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Is this Fourier like transform equal to the Riemann zeta function?

This question builds upon the answer to this question. This new question has only minor changes compared to the previous question, but the scale factor of the output from the Fourier like transform is ...
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Sum of the Stieltjes constants? (divergent summation)

The sequence of Stieltjes-constants diverges and thus cannot be summed conventionally. However their signs oscillate (unfortunately non-periodic) and thus I tried Euler- and a version of ...
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Approximation of distribution of $\pi_k(n)$ using $\zeta(s)$

Let $\pi_k(n) $ be the number of numbers with k prime factors (repetitions included) less than or equal to n. If we take the sums: $z_1(s) = \sum_{n= 1}^\infty \frac{1}{(p_{1,n})^s},~ z_2(s) = \sum ...
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What is the formula for the first Riemann zeta zero?

I found this approximation of which an earlier version I posted in the chat room: $$7 \pi -\text{Log}\left[\frac{7}{2} e^{-7 \pi /2}+\frac{5}{2} e^{-5 \pi /2}+\frac{3}{2} e^{-3 \pi /2}+e^{5 \pi /2}+2 ...
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Can this expression be simplified and is the real part of the left hand side equal to minus pi?

By starting with some Dirichlet series similar to logarithms, or somewhat similar to logarithm Dirichlet series, I arrived at this expression: ...
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Zeta functions of groups and an identity of Ramanujan

Zeta functions are being developed for all sorts of mathematical objects these days. One general situation is that of zeta functions of groups. If $G$ is a finitely generated group then we let ...
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Elementary derivation of certian identites related to the Riemannian Zeta function and the Euler-Mascheroni Constant

Is the proof of these identities possible, only using elementary differential and integral calculus? If it is, can anyone direct me to the proofs? ( or give a hint for the solution ) ...
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Detailed proof of $\zeta(s)-1/(s-1)$ extends holomorphically to $\Re(s)>0$

I'm trying to understand the proof of PNT by Don Zagier. But his proof is too simplified so I can't understand it. I got stumped at step II: $\zeta(s)-1/(s-1)$ extends holomorphically to ...
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Derivatives of the Riemann zeta function at $s=0$

It's a curious fact that for $n>0$, $\zeta^{(n)}(0)\approx -n!$. Apostol gave a table for $\frac{\zeta^{(n)}(0)}{n!}$, among other results on $\zeta^{(n)}(0)$ . the sequence : $$\delta_{n}=\left | ...
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Modern formula for calculating Riemann Zeta Function [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to evaluate Riemann Zeta function I have an amateur interest in the Zeta Function. I have read Edward's book on the topic, which is perhaps a little dated. I would ...
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Define integral for $\gamma,\zeta(i) i\in\mathbb{N}$ and Stirling numbers of the first kind

Consider the integral $$\int\limits_0^{\infty}e^{-x}x^k\ln(x)^n\dfrac{dx}x$$ For $n=3$ we have ...
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Riemann Siegel formula modification?

$$Z(t)= \sum_{n=1}^{\lfloor\sqrt t/2\pi\rfloor }\frac{\cos(N(t)-t\log p_{n})}{\sqrt n}$$ here $N(t)$ is the smooth part of the zeros and $ p_{n} $ are the primes since $ p_{n} =n\log n $ then $ \log ...
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fastest way to evaluate $\arg\zeta\left(\frac{1}{2}+i\text{t}\right) $ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: evaluation of $ \operatorname{Arg}\zeta (1/2+is) $ ?? If we consider $$\arg\zeta\left(\frac{1}{2} + i\text{t}\right) = \text{Im ...
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Are the amplitudes of these frequency spikes equal to 1 when the real part of the complex number “s” is equal to one half?

Over at stack overflow I asked a question about how to plot the Riemann zeta zero spectrum from the von Mangoldt function. Then I asked a question about calculating the Riemann zeta function at the ...
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Formula for partial sum of Riemann zeta function [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Finite Sum of Power? Suppose $f(s,k) = \sum_{n=1}^k n^{-s}$ is the Riemann zeta function truncated at the k-th term. I read on mathoverflow that there is a formula for ...
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Why is the probability that a prime p is a factor of a number n equal to 1/p

I'm learning some number theory and I can't seem to understand why this is the case.
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Two Representations of $\log \zeta$

I was looking for representations of $\log \zeta$ and found these two: $ \displaystyle \log\zeta(s)=\color{red}{s}\sum_{n>0} \frac{P(ns)}{n\color{red}{s}}$ from here [$\color{red}{s}$ inserted ...
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Improper integral about exp appeared in Titchmarsh's book on the zeta function

May I ask how to do the following integration? $$\int_0^\infty \frac{e^{-(\pi n^{2}/x) -(\pi t^2 x)}}{\sqrt{x}} dx $$ where $t>0$, $n$ a positive integer. This came up on page 32 (image) of ...
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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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Is this formula for $ \sum_{n} (n^{2}+z^{2})^{-s} $ correct?

I would like to know if this formula is true: $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{(z^{2}+n^{2})^s}=\frac{1}{\Gamma(s)} \sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\Gamma(s+n)\zeta(2s+2n)\frac{ (-z^2)^n}{n!}.$$ I have used the ...
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Riemann zeta sums and harmonic numbers

Given the nth harmonic number of order s, $$H_n(s) =\sum_{m=1}^n \frac{1}{m^s}$$ It can be empirically observed that, for $s > 2$, then, $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty\Big[\zeta(s)-H_n(s)\Big] = ...
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Explanation of Zeta function and why 1+2+3+4+… = -1/12 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does $1+2+3+\dots = {-1\over 12}$? I found this article on Wikipedia which claims that $\sum\limits_{n=0}^\infty n=-1/12$. Can anyone give a simple and short summary ...
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A new formula for Apery's constant and other zeta(s)?

I recently found these Plouffe-like formulas using Mathematica's LatticeReduce. Has anybody seen/can prove these are indeed true? $$\begin{aligned}\frac{3}{2}\,\zeta(3) &= ...
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On the zeta sum $\sum_{n=1}^\infty[\zeta(5n)-1]$ and others

For p = 2, we have, $\begin{align}&\sum_{n=1}^\infty[\zeta(pn)-1] = \frac{3}{4}\end{align}$ It seems there is a general form for odd p. For example, for p = 5, define $z_5 = e^{\pi i/5}$. Then, ...
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Relation between zeta value and genus of modular curve

This question is sort of vague, so I don't mind a vague answer. We have the special value formula $\zeta(-1)=-B_2/2 = -1/12$, where $\zeta$ is the Riemann zeta function. Also, the "genus" of the ...
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Simple clarification - deduction using big-O notation

A set of lecture notes I'm reading on Halasz's theorem makes the following statement in a proof, which I can't quite follow - I was hoping someone might be able to clear up what I'm missing: ...
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Is this formula for $\zeta(15)$ true?

Apery gave, $\begin{aligned} \zeta(3) &= \frac{5}{2}\,\sum_{k=1}^\infty \frac{(-1)^{k+1}}{k^3\,\binom {2k}k}\end{aligned}$ J. Borwein and D. Bradley found this can be generalized to ...
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Other functional equations for $\zeta(s)$?

For the Riemann zeta function, we know of the standard functional equation that relates $\zeta(s)$ and $\zeta(1-s)$. I wanted to know whether there are functional equations that relates $\zeta(s)$ ...