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

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How to prove that $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{(H_n)^2}{n^3}=\frac{7}{2}\zeta(5)-\zeta(2)\zeta(3)$

Prove that $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{(H_n)^2}{n^3}=\frac{7}{2}\zeta(5)-\zeta(2)\zeta(3)$$ $H_n$ denotes the harmonic numbers.
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Evaluating limit $\lim_{m\to{\infty}}\frac{\sum_{k=1}^m\cot^{2n+1}(\frac{k\pi}{2m+1})}{m^{2n+1}}$

How can I prove the following equality? $$\lim_{m\to{\infty}}\frac{\displaystyle\sum_{k=1}^m\cot^{2n+1}\left(\frac{k\pi}{2m+1}\right)}{m^{2n+1}}=\frac{2^{2n+1}\zeta(2n+1)}{\pi^{2n+1}}$$
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Question about Euler's approach to find $\sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac1{n^2}=\frac{\pi^2}6$

For a freshman calculus project, I used Euler's approach to find $\sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac1{n^2}=\frac{\pi^2}6$, and noted from Wikipedia's explanation that the infinite product representation of ...
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GCD and the Riemann zeta funtion

I'm completely stuck on this one, as I'm just starting with analytic number theory: How to write $$\sum_{a\in\mathbb{N}}\sum_{b\in\mathbb{N}}\frac{(a,b)}{a^sb^t}$$ in terms of the Riemann zeta ...
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closed form of $\frac{(-\pi)^m\zeta(m,\frac{x}{\pi})+\pi^m\zeta(m,1-\frac{x}{\pi})}{(-1)^{m}\pi^{2m}}$

I know that following equality is true. $$\sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{1}{(x+n\pi)^m}=\frac{(-\pi)^m\zeta(m,\frac{x}{\pi})+\pi^m\zeta(m,1-\frac{x}{\pi})}{(-1)^{m}\pi^{2m}}$$ But can we find the ...
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Are the solutions to $\zeta \left(\frac{1}{2}+i n a\right)=a$ the same as fixed points? $n=1,2,3,…$

Are the solutions to $\zeta \left(\frac{1}{2}+i n a\right)=a$ called fixed points? $n=1,2,3,...$ $\zeta$ is Riemann zeta function. Mathematica program for finding $\zeta \left(\frac{1}{2}+i 3 ...
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Riemann zeta function and Bernoulli function

I encountered the following problem: Show that $$\zeta(2n+1)=\frac{(-1)^{n+1}(2\pi)^{2n+1}}{2(2n+1)!}\int_0^{1}B_{2n+1}(x)\cot({\pi}x)dx$$ where $B_{2n+1}(x)$ is the Bernoulli polynomial. This ...
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Proof of my conjecture on closed form of $\int _{0}^{\infty}\frac{x^{a-1}e^{-mbx}}{1-e^{-bx}}$

Let $a$, $b\in \Bbb R^+$ and $m \in \Bbb N$ then My conjectural closed form is $$\int _{0}^{\infty}\frac{x^{a-1}e^{-mbx}}{1-e^{-bx}}\,{\rm d}x = ...
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Is $\frac{\zeta (m+n)}{\zeta (m)\zeta (n)}$ a rational number for $m,n\ge 2\in\mathbb N$?

Question : Is $$\frac{\zeta (m+n)}{\zeta (m)\zeta (n)}$$ a rational number for $m,n\ge 2\in\mathbb N$ where $\zeta (s)=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{n^s}$? Motivation : We know that $$\zeta ...
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The log gamma integral $\int_{0}^{z} \log \Gamma (x) \ \mathrm dx$

One way to evaluate $ \displaystyle\int_{0}^{z} \log \Gamma(x) \ \mathrm dx $ is in terms of the Barnes G-function. $$ \int_{0}^{z} \log \Gamma(x) \ \mathrm dx = \frac{z}{2} \log (2 \pi) + ...
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The use of log in the Mean density of the nontrivial zeros of the Riemann zeta function (part 2)

As part of my MSc I am reviewing a paper. The paper is a review on the statistical distribution of the unfolded zeros (see below) of the Reimann functional equation. In the paper there is a sentence: ...
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An upper bound for $-\frac{\zeta'}{\zeta}(s)-\frac{1}{s-1}$

Let $\zeta(s) = \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^s}$. We have $\frac{\zeta'}{\zeta}(s) = \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{\Lambda(n)}{n^s}$ for $s>1$, where $\Lambda$ stands for the von Mangoldt function ...
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Can we prove that all zeros of entire function cos(x) are real from the Taylor series expansion of cos(x)?

Q1: Can we prove that all zeros of cos(x) are real from the following Taylor series expansion of cos(x)? $$ \cos(x) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{(-1)^k}{(2k)!}x^{2k} $$ The Riemann $\xi(z)$ function is ...
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Is there a elementary way to prove $\zeta(2)=\frac{\pi^2}{6}$

The proof in the Wikipedia is still much complicated, can any one provide a really simple way to prove this.
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How does $\zeta(i\pi)$ converge?

$$\zeta(i\pi) = \sum_{r=1}^{\infty}r^{-i\pi} = \sum_{r=1}^{\infty}e^{-i\pi \ln(r)} = \sum_{r=1}^{\infty}\operatorname{cis}(-\pi\ln(r))$$ Did I mess up somewhere in the steps above? I can't see how ...
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A series related to $\zeta (3)$.

I'm not really up to date on the current status of $\zeta (3)$ but I was messing around the other day with Fourier series and found that $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{(-1)^n}{(2n-1)^3} = ...
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Closed Forms of Certain Zeta constants?

The Riemann Zeta function $\zeta(s)=\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^s}$ converges for $Re(s)>1$. I am interested in some particular "irrational " Values of it. Like $\zeta(\pi)=1.176241738...$ ...
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Zeros of “nearby” holomorphic functions

I would appreciate help in how to show that On a compact subset of {$z \in \mathbb{C}: 1/2 < \Re (z) < 1$}: "Given a holomorphic function with an isolated zero, any "nearby" holomorphic ...
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I can Euler-sum $\sqrt{-\ln(1)}-\sqrt{-\ln(2)}+\sqrt{-\ln(3)}-\cdots$. But how can I do $\sqrt{-\ln(1)}+\sqrt{-\ln(2)}+\sqrt{-\ln(3))}+\cdots$?

This is also related to an older thread in MSE ("what is the half derivative of zeta at zero?") . One of the possible steps in the problem of that thread was to evaluate the series ...
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Evaluating $‎\sum_{n=2}^{\infty}\frac{\zeta(n)}{k^n}$

‎If $f\left(z \right)=\sum_{n=2}^{\infty}a_{n}z^n$ and $\sum_{n=2}^{\infty}|a_n|$ converges then‎, $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}f\left(\frac{1}{n}\right)=\sum_{n=2}^{\infty}a_n\zeta\left(n\right)‎.$$ ‎Since ...
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How should I prove that Zeta'(x)/Zeta(x)+1/(x-1) is strictly monotonously decreasing on the real line (for x>=0)?

The Riemann Zeta function, like most other complex functions, are much easier to deal with in the real line, since the values are also real, and definitions can be used in a more straightforward ...
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How we can calculate this derivative in despite that $ζ(s)$ is defined in the half-plane $α>1$?

The Riemann zeta function is the function of the complex variable $s=α+iβ$, defined in the half-plane $α>1$ by the absolutely convergent series $$ζ(s)=\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^s}$$ In many ...
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Why is the difference between these two infinite series equal to $\frac12$?

A follow up on this MO question: Take $s \in \mathbb{C}$, $\Re s \gt 1$, and the two infinite series: $$Z_1(s) = \sum _{n=1}^{\infty } (-1)^n \left( \frac12 + n \right) \left( {\frac ...
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Is there only one analytic continuation of the Riemann zeta function?

If I were to manipulate the zeta function in a 'new way' would I end up with an analytic continuation that is equal to the one know or something completely new for values less than 1 and complex ...
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Questions regarding the Riemann-Siegel $\theta$ Function

My questions are a request, please, for help in understanding some comments in the wikipedia article discussing the Riemann-Siegel $\theta$ function ...
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A double sum and its relation to a simple sum, is this an identity for any complex number $S=a+i b$ and any integers n and t?

Does: $$\sum _{m=1}^t \lim_{s\to \text{S}} \, \zeta (s) \sum _{k=(m-1) n+1}^{m n} \frac{1-\text{If}[k \bmod n=0,n,0]}{k^{s-1}}$$ equal: $$\lim_{s\to \text{S}} \, \zeta (s) \sum _{k=1}^{n t} ...
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Mandelbrot set and riemann hypothesis

Has anyone tried to make a connection between the Mandelbrot set and the non-trivial zeros the zeta function? Looking at the Mandelbrot set, it appears that all points are to the left of the line 0.5 ...
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How to Compute $\zeta (0)$?

Ultimately, I am interested in analytically continuing the function $$ \eta _a(s):=\sum _{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{(n^2+a^2)^s}, $$ where $a$ is a non-negative real number, and calculating $\eta _a$ and ...
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Show in between steps in this Riemann zeta function equivalence/reduciton

In the answer chosen by the OP in this question I had trouble understanding the steps taken to get the equivalences/reduce the zeta function into another one. Can somebody show me the steps to go from ...
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Show how to calculate the Riemann zeta function for the first non-trivial zero

I have very little understanding on how complex functions work but was wondering if someone could show what the summation of the zeta function simplifies to when $s$ is the first non-trivial zero of ...
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Zeroes of $s+\sum\limits_{n=2}^\infty \frac{(-1)^{n+1}}{n^s\ln n} $?

Where are the solutions of the equations $$s+\sum\limits_{n=2}^\infty \dfrac{1}{n^s\ln n}=0\quad \text{and}\quad s+\sum\limits_{n=2}^\infty \dfrac{(-1)^{n+1}}{n^s\ln n}=0 ?$$ Since the ...
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Integer values of the Riemann function - II

For what value of $n \ge 2$ can we have an real $x > 0$ such that both the numbers $$ \zeta\Big(1+\frac{1}{x}\Big) \text{ and } \zeta\Big(1+\frac{1}{nx}\Big) $$ are positive integers.
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Riemann Zeta Function nontrivial zeros on a graph

On a graph, the nontrivial zeros of the zeta function are on the critical strip. Because the critical strip is vertical, how can any value on the strip be a zero of the zeta function if it isn't ...
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Two questions regarding $\mathrm {Li}$ from “Edwards”

I would appreciate help understanding a relation in Edwards's "Riemann's Zeta Function." On page 30 he has: $$\int_{C^{+}} \frac{t^{\beta - 1}}{\log t}dt = \int_{0}^{x^{\beta}}\frac{du}{\log u}= ...
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Mean density of the nontrivial zeros of the Riemann zeta function

As part of my MSc I am reviewing a paper. The paper is a review on the statistical distribution of the unfolded zeros (see below) of the Reimann functional equation. In the paper there is a sentence: ...
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The effect of roots of Dirichlet's $\beta$ function condenses to $\frac12\left(1+ie^{i2\pi\frac{p}4}\right)$

With the help of Raymond Manzoni and Greg Martin I was able to derive an explicit formula for the number of primes of the form $4n+3$ in terms of (sums of) sums of Riemann's $R$ functions over roots ...
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Ramanujan Summation not consistent with Riemann's Zeta function?

Wikipedia states that Ramanujan sums and the Riemann Zeta function have the same values for even $k$: $$1 + 2^{2k} + 3^{2k} + \cdots = 0\ (\Re)$$ However, I don't understand how this can be true, ...
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Laurent expansion of $ \log\zeta(s) $

Is it possible to expand the logarithm of the zeta function $$ \log\zeta (s)= a_{0}+a_{1}s^{-1}+a_{2}s^{-2}+.... ,$$ with coefficients $ a_{n} = \frac{1}{2\pi i}\oint dz \frac{\log\zeta(z)}{z^{n+1}} ...
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Are the solutions to $1+1/2^s+1/3^s=0$ known?

For $s$ a complex number, are the solutions to this equation known? $$1+1/2^s+1/3^s=0$$ Borwein et alia have studied the partial sums of the zeta function: Zeros of partial sums of the Riemann ...
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Generalized Euler sum $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{H_n}{n^q}$

I found the following formula $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{H_n}{n^q}= \left(1+\frac{q}{2} \right)\zeta(q+1)-\frac{1}{2}\sum_{k=1}^{q-2}\zeta(k+1)\zeta(q-k)$$ and it is cited that Euler proved the ...
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Some identities with the Riemann zeta function

Can someone either help derive or give a reference to the identities in Appendix B, page 27 of this, http://arxiv.org/pdf/1111.6290v2.pdf Here is a reproduction of Appendix B from Klebanov, Pufu, ...
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Proofs of trivial zeros of zeta function?

I know that the trivial zeros of zeta function are negative even integers . I have seen the wiki-proof using the functional equation of zeta function, I might have seen a proof using Bernoulli ...
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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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Prove that $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{\sigma_a(n)}{n^s}=\zeta(s)\zeta(s-a)$

I would appreciate a hint concerning how to surpass the roadblock I've encountered in my attempt at a proof below. A nicer proof than mine would also help (Edit: The latter part is now done by Gerry ...
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Proving a formula related with zeta function

Could you show me how to prove the following formula?$$\sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac{\zeta (2n)}{2n(2n+1)2^{2n}}=\frac12\left(\log \pi-1\right).$$ In the 18th century, Leonhard Euler proved the following ...
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Riemann Zeta Function

Can somebody provide me with the formula for the sum of reciprocal of the roots of the Riemann zeta function? Also if $a+ib$ is a root, will $a-ib$ also be a root?
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New tools for complex analysis and application to the Riemann Zeta function?

I've worked as a graphic artist for the past fifteen years, thus I have no relationship with the academic mathematical community. It is therefore difficult for me to check some results. 1. Tools for ...
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Real and imaginary part of Gamma function

Is there a way to separate the real and imgainary part of the gamma function $$\Gamma (a+ib)$$ I thought of using the formula $$\zeta(z) \Gamma(z) = \int^{\infty}_0\frac{t^{z-1}}{e^t-1}\, dt$$ ...
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Validity of a functional formula of the Riemann Zeta function across the whole complex plane?

Could someone confirm me the validity of the following formula: $$\zeta\left(z\right)=2^{z}\pi^{z-1}\sin\left(\frac{\pi z}{2}\right)\left(\frac{e^{-\gamma ...