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

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A conjecture relating Multiple Zeta Values and the Polya Enumeration Theorem

Let me state my motivation. I believe that the Polya Enumeration Theorem and Multiple Zeta Values (the classic being the Basel problem and the values of the Riemann zeta function at the even ...
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Question on the Prime Number Theorem (the Tchebychev Function)

This has been giving me nothing but a headache: Let the Tchebychev Function, $\psi (x)$ be defined: $$\psi (x) = \sum_{p^m \le x}\log p \space \space \space , \space \space \space p \in \mathbb P$$ ...
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Sum of divergent series

I saw a lot of article in Math SE like Why does 1+2+3+⋯=−1/12? and S=1+10+100+100+10000+…=−1/9? How is that and lot of others. Also I saw this one of Ramanujan summation but I do not get the ...
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About Riemann's zeta function

Is the riemann zeta function analytic? If so can it be expressed as a power series? Does it have a ratio of convergence ? Could it be said to have a center point of its ratio of convergence at ...
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Riemann Zeta circularity?

In this post I show: $$\prod _{p\text{ prime}} \frac{p^s}{p^s-1} = \zeta(s).$$ Wolfram Alpha shows an alternate form for the primes: $$\frac{p_n{}^2}{p_n{}^2-1}=\frac{\left(\sum _{k=1}^{2^n} ...
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Riemann's zeta as a continued fraction over prime numbers.

Riemann's zeta function is a function with many faces, I mean representations. I recently derived this one, bellow, as a continued fraction over prime numbers. $$ \zeta(s)=1 ...
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The zeros of $2\,\xi(s)-1$. Is there anything known about the curves they lie on?

Take the well known integral: $$\displaystyle \pi^\frac{-s}{2}\,\Gamma\left(\frac{s}{2}\right)\, \zeta(s) =\int_1^{\infty} \left({x}^{\frac{s}{2}-1} + {x}^{\frac{-s}{2}-\frac12}\right)\,\psi(x)\, ...
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Contour approach to Riemann zeta functional equation

I have a question regarding Riemann's first proof of the functional equation that was given in his paper on the Riemann zeta function. I am an undergraduate working on a fairly short undergraduate ...
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is it possible to get the Riemann zeros

since we know that the number of Riemann zeros on the interval $ (0,E) $ is given by $ N(E) = \frac{1}{\pi}\operatorname{Arg}\xi(1/2+iE) $ is then possible to get the inverse function $ N(E)^{-1}$ ...
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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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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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How to prove $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\mu (n)}{n^{s}}=\frac{1}{\zeta (s)}$?

How can we prove this equation? $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\mu (n)}{n^{s}}=\frac{1}{\zeta (s)}$$
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Logarithmic derivative of Riemann zeta, is this derivation correct?

Let matrix $T_2$ be defined below as the Dirichlet inverse of the Euler totient function as a function of the Greatest Common Divisor (GCD) of row index $n$ and column index $k$; $$T_2(n,k) = ...
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Riemann zeta function - Euler product formula

I want to prove that $$ \frac{1}{\zeta(s)}=\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{\mu(n)}{n^s}.$$ I know that the standard proof works with the Euler product formula $$\zeta(s)=\prod_{p \ \text{prime}} ...
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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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Evaluating $\int_2^\infty \zeta(x) - 1 \,\, \mathrm{d}x$

While looking at a table of values for the zeta function, the fact that they approach $1$ made me wonder what the improper integral of the fractional part of the zeta function would be. I've found ...
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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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Calculating $\pi$ via the $\zeta$ function?

I was fooling around, trying to come up with a rapid way to compute $\pi$. Then I remembered that we always have: \begin{equation} \zeta(2n)=c\pi^{2n}, \end{equation} where $n$ is a positive integer ...
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Is there an expression for $(S/k)$ where $S=\sum_{n=1}^\infty n$ and $k \in \mathbb{Z}$?

Given that $S=\sum_{n=1}^\infty n=-1/12$ (for an explanation see this question or this video from Youtube) For example if $k=4$: $(S/4)=1/4+2/4+3/4+1+5/4+6/4+7/4+2+9/4...$ Please edit to improve ...
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Find the regularized sum $\frac{1}{\ln(2)}+\frac{1}{\ln(3)}+\frac{1}{\ln(4)}+…$

By considering the integral Zeta function $$F(s)=s+\frac{1}{2^s\ln(2)}+\frac{1}{3^s\ln(3)}+\frac{1}{4^s\ln(4)}+...$$ Evaluate $$\frac{1}{\ln(2)}+\frac{1}{\ln(3)}+\frac{1}{\ln(4)}+...$$ EDIT: ...
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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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Why is $\zeta(s)\neq0$ for $\operatorname{Re}(s)=0$?

I have a question concerning the Riemann zeta function for a project I've been working on. Why is it that $\zeta(s)\neq0$ for $\operatorname{Re}(s)=0$ (that is, there are no non-trivial zeroes of the ...
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Asymptotic expansion of $\zeta(s)$

It is well known that $$ \zeta(s) = \sum_{n = 1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^s} = \prod_{p \text{ prime}} \frac{1}{1 - p^{-s}}, \quad \Re[s] > 1, \tag{1}$$ but, if $p \leq N$ denotes the primes less than or ...
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Trivial zeros of the Riemann Zeta function

A question that has been puzzling me for quite some time now: Why is the value of the Riemann Zeta function equal to $0$ for every even negative number? I assume that even negative refers to the ...
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Find the sum $\sum_{n = 1}^{\infty}(-1)^{n + 1}\log(1 + (1/n))$

I started as follows $$\begin{aligned}S &= \sum_{n = 1}^{\infty}(-1)^{n + 1}\log\left(1 + \frac{1}{n}\right)\\ &= \sum_{n = 1}^{\infty}(-1)^{n + 1}\sum_{k = 1}^{\infty}(-1)^{k + 1}\frac{1}{k ...
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Riemann Zeta Function Non-Vanishing on the Line $\mathrm{Re} \; z = 1$

The result quoted in the title is usually a stepping stone in the proof of the prime number theorem and I am familiar with the usual argument for this result. The other day my professor was telling ...
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Problem in Divergent series

Lets try to evaluate $$\frac{(-1)}{1^s}+\frac{(-1)^2}{2^s}+\frac{(-1)^3}{3^s}+...$$ $$=\frac{e^{\pi i}}{1^s}+\frac{e^{2\pi i}}{2^s}+\frac{e^{3\pi i}}{3^s}+...$$ $$=\frac{1}{1^s}(1+\frac{\pi ...
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What is the half-derivative of zeta at $s=0$ (and how to compute it)?

[Update 3:] I gave a new partial answer following the ansatz in question Q3. I leave the other parts of the question untouched, they are also partially answered in specialized other questions in MSE. ...
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Zeta function for negative integers

I already proved that $\zeta(z)=\frac{1}{\Gamma(z)}\int_0^\infty\frac{t^{z-1}}{e^t-1}dt=\frac{\Gamma(z-1)}{2\pi i}\int_{-\infty}^0\frac{t^{z-1}}{e^{-t}-1}dt$ Now the Benoulli numbers are defined by ...
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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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Proof of $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^4 \binom{2n}{n}}=\frac{17\pi^4}{3240}$

Recently, I was able to prove that $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n \binom{2n}{n}}= \frac{\pi}{3\sqrt{3}}$$ $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^2 \binom{2n}{n}}= \frac{\pi^2}{18}$$ But does anybody know ...
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Continuation of the Riemann Zeta Function

I am actually aware of the argument showing $\zeta$ has a meromorphic extension to $\mathbb{C}$ with a single pole at $z = 1$. On a recent number theory exam, however, one of the questions asked to ...
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Non-trivial zeros off critical line

If non-trivial zeros lay off the critical line (as shown in the picture below), would they have to come in fours rather than conjugate pairs (as the diagram shows)? I am presuming they would, ...
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Upper bound on $\zeta(s)$

I'd like to know an upper bound for $\zeta(s)$ in the critical strip, and hopefully one that is not too difficult to prove. For instance, ...
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Question about the zeros and poles of the PrimeZeta function.

The Euler product over all primes, $$\displaystyle \zeta(s) := \prod_{p\in\mathbb{P}} \dfrac{1}{1-\dfrac{1}{(p)^s}}$$ is only valid for $\Re(s) >1$. However, when taking the log on both sides ...
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Laurent Series of Riemann Zeta Function

How do I go about finding the Laurent series of the Riemann zeta function about $z=1$?
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Analytic Continuation of Riemann Zeta Function

How do we show that this holds for $\operatorname{Re}(z)>0$ (and not $1$) $$\zeta(z)= \sum_{i=0}^{m-1} n^{-i} + \frac{m^{-z}}2 +\frac{m^{1-z}}{z-1} -z\int_{m}^{\infty} ...
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Logarithms, prove this limit.

Mathematica knows that: $$\log (n)=\lim_{s\to 1} \, \left(1-\frac{1}{n^{s-1}}\right) \zeta (s)$$ Kind of tautological starting with logarithms, but I would like to know better why this limit works: ...
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Why does $1+2+3+\dots = {-1\over 12}$?

$$\lim_{N\to\infty} \sum_{i=1}^N \, i = +\infty$$ $\displaystyle\sum_{n=1}^\infty n^{-s}$ only converges to $\zeta(s)$ if $\text{Re}(s) > 1$. Why should analytically continuing to $\zeta(-1)$ ...
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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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$\prod_{i=1}^{\infty}{1+(\frac{k}{i})^3}$ for integer k

Can anyone compute $$\prod_{i=1}^{\infty}{1+(\frac{k}{i})^3}$$ for integer k? Can it be done in closed form, using only elementary functions, without the use of the Gamma function? For k=1, the closed ...
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Sum of zeta(2s) fractions without pi^(2s) in the numerators

$$ \sum _{n=1}^{\infty } \sum _{r=1}^{\infty } (\pi r)^{-2 n}=\frac{1}{2} (1-1 \cot(1)) $$ $\frac{1}{2} (1-1 \cot(1))$ is not in OEIS, so it doesn't seem to be well known. Q1: Would this info be of ...
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Show that $f$ is harmonic

Let us consider the function: $$ f(α,β) \equiv \sum_{n = 1}^{\infty}\left(-1\right)^{n - 1}\left[% {n^{2\alpha - 1} - 1 \over n^{\alpha}}\,\cos\left(\beta\ln\left(n\right)\right) \right] $$ My ...
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Does $\sum _{n=1}^{\infty } \frac{\sin(\text{ln}(n))}{n}$ converge?

Does $\sum _{n=1}^{\infty } \dfrac{\sin(\text{ln}(n))}{n}$ converge? My hypothesis is that it doesn't , but I don't know how to prove it. $ζ(1+i)$ does not converge but it doesn't solve problem here. ...
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Integral representation of the Riemann zeta function

I've come across the following integral representation for the Riemann zeta function, $$\zeta(s) = \frac{s+1}{2(s-1)} + \frac{s}{8} - \frac{s(s+1)}{2\pi^2}\int_1^\infty \frac{(\tan^{-1}\cot(\pi ...
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Specific form of integral representation of the Riemann zeta function

Is there an integral represenation of the Riemann zeta function of the form: $$\zeta(s) = f(s)+c\int_a^b\frac{g(x)}{x^{p(s)}}dx,$$ where $a,b,c\in\mathbb{R}$ with $a\neq b$, $p(s)$ is some ...
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Proving that $\left(\frac{\pi}{2}\right)^{2}=1+\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}\frac{(2k-1)\zeta(2k)}{2^{2k-1}}$.

Wolfram$\alpha$ says that we have the following identity $$ \left(\frac{\pi}{2}\right)^{2}=1+2\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}\frac{(2k-1)\zeta(2k)}{2^{2k}} $$ but, how does one prove such identity?
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Is there a power series representation of $\frac{1}{\zeta(s)}$?

I've seen power series representations for $\zeta(s)$, $\textit{e.g.}$ \begin{align*} \zeta(s)=\frac{1}{s-1}+\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}\frac{(-1)^{k}}{k!}\gamma_{k}(s-1)^{k} \end{align*} where $\gamma_{k}$ ...
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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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Have all the zeros of the Riemann Zeta function real part smaller than 1?

I think that all the zeros of the Riemann-Zeta function ${\zeta}( z ) = \frac{1}{1-2^{1-z}} \sum_{n = 0}^{\infty} \frac{1}{2^{n+1}} \sum_{k = 0}^{n} (-1)^k \binom{n}{k} (k+1)^{-z}$ have real part ...