Questions on the various generalizations of the zeta function of Riemann. Consider using the tag (riemann-zeta) instead if your question is specifically about Riemann's function.

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Counting numbers of the form $ai + bj + cij$ and finding related L-series?

Let $a,b,c$ be given nonnegative integers with $gcd(a,b,c)=1$. Consider a given positive integer $n$ and positive integers $i,j$. Let $f_n(a,b,c)$ be the number of distinct solutions to $1<ai + bj ...
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how to prove that $\zeta(s,q)=\frac{1}{\Gamma(s)}\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{t^{s-1}e^{-qt}}{1-e^{-t}}dt$

how to prove that $$\zeta(s,q)=\frac{1}{\Gamma(s)}\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{t^{s-1}e^{-qt}}{1-e^{-t}}dt:R(s)>1 , R(q)>0$$ where $\zeta(s,q)$ is Hurwitz zeta function
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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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Infinite sum and equality between coefficients of the same index

I have two infinite sums that forms an equality: $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \left(\zeta(2n)\frac{x^{2n}}{\pi^{2n}}\right) = \sum_{n=1}^\infty ...
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Pointwise convergence domain of function series

I'm stuck at finding pointwise convergence domain of the following function series $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{\sqrt[3]{(n+1)}-\sqrt[3]{n}}{n^x+1}$$ I tried to use d'Alembert and Weierstrass tests, but ...
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Where are the zeros of $\prod\limits_p (1-(p-1)^z)$?

Define $f(z)$ as the analytic continuation of $\prod\limits_p (1-(p-1)^z)$ where $z$ is complex and the product is over the odd primes $p$. Where are the zeros ($f(z)=0$) of this function ?
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Why does $\gamma=\lim_{s\to1^+}\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\left(\frac{1}{n^s}-\frac{1}{s^n}\right)=\lim_{s\to0}\frac{\zeta(1+s)+\zeta(1-s)}{2}$?

To be clear, I'm having trouble with proving both equalities, and would appreciate a hint. I'm also not sure why $1^+$ must be used as opposed to $1^-$. I'm not sure about the definition of $\zeta(x), ...
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Riemann Zeta function - number of zeros

I want to write a program that calculates the number of zeros (It is not necessary to identify them, just the number of them) between 0 and x for the Riemann Zeta function, being x the imaginary part ...
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$L$-function of character in terms of other character

Let $F/K$ be a finite Galois field extension and $\varphi : \mathfrak{I}_K \rightarrow \mathbb{C}^{\times}$ a Hecke character of $K$.Define $\psi = \varphi \circ N_{F/K}$ as a Hecke character of $F$. ...
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L-function for Dirichlet characters vs Hecke character

For a Dirichlet character $\chi: \left(\mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z}\right)^{\times} \to \mathbb{C}$, the Dirichlet L function is $$\prod_{q \neq p} (1 - \chi(q)q^{-s})^{-1}$$ If we lift this character to ...
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Recurrence relation in complex domain

I am bumping in the following problem : the expansion of $$x^{i/k} \operatorname{LerchPhi}[x,1,i/k]$$ leads, for each value of i, to a linear combination of k terms, each of them writing $$a(j) ...
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What is a zeta function?

In my readings, I've come across a wide variety of objects called zeta functions. For example, the Ihara zeta function, Igusa local zeta function, Hasse-Weil zeta function, etc. My question is simple: ...
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Evaluate $\int_0^1 \frac{\log \left( 1+x^{2+\sqrt{3}}\right)}{1+x}\mathrm dx$

I am trying to find a closed form for $$\int_0^1 \frac{\log \left( 1+x^{2+\sqrt{3}}\right)}{1+x}\mathrm dx = 0.094561677526995723016 \cdots$$ It seems that the answer is $$\frac{\pi^2}{12}\left( ...
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Sum of Infinite Series with the Gamma Function

I am computing the volume of an infinite family of polytopes and have run into the following sum, which I am not sure how to evaluate, as it looks similar to the Riemann zeta function, except with the ...
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Factorial of infinity

So, I've read in this article that: $$\zeta'(0) = \log\sqrt\frac{1}{2\pi}$$ And that: $$e^{-\zeta'(0)} = 1\cdot2\cdot3\cdot\ldots\cdot\infty = \infty! = \sqrt{2\pi}$$ I found this result very ...
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On the Hurwitz Zeta Function

In my mathematics course in Uni. (I'm a physics student) my prof. gave us the following exercise: to express the Hurwitz Zeta function $\zeta(2k+1,\frac{1}{4})$ with $k=1,2,3,\dots$ in terms of the ...
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Elementary method to compute $\zeta (3)$

What is an elementary method to compute $\zeta (3)$ which can be understood by a high school student? I know how to compute $\zeta (2)$ but not $\zeta (3)$. Any help is very much appreciated.
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Apéry's constant ($\zeta(3)$) value

I tried to find some proofs about the Apéry's constant, but I didn't find any intuitive proof. Is this constant given by the "brutal force" summing of $1 + \frac{1}{2^3} + \frac{1}{3^3} + ...
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Reformulation of riemann zeta

Does this extend to $\mathbb{C}$? $\displaystyle ζ(x) = \int_0^{\infty} \frac{ 1}{\lfloor t\rfloor ^x} dt$, where for $0 \leq t < 1$ we say that $\lfloor t \rfloor = 1$.
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Curious $\sum _{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n^2 - x^2}$ identity [duplicate]

Let $$F(x) = \sum _{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n^2 - x^2}$$ It seems that for odd integer $k$ $$F\left(\frac{k}{2}\right) = \frac{2}{k^2}$$ My evidence is strictly computational, and I have no idea how ...
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Why $p$-adically interpolate?

I'm studying $p$-adic analysis now and particularly $p$-adic interpolation; for example, constructions like $p$-adic $L$-functions (Kubota-Leopoldt style). I'm having some difficulty though, and I'd ...
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Serre's proof that zeta function is meromorphic

I try to understand the proof of Chap. VI, n° 3.1, Prop. 10 in Serre's "A course in arithmetic" (page 70). The goal is to prove that zeta-function can be written as \begin{align*} ...
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Why do authors claim that Euler gave no proof to his “$\sin(\pi x)= \pi x\prod\limits_{k=1}^{\infty}\left(1-\frac{x^2}{k^2} \right )$” when…

When he proved the relation between $\pi \cot(\pi x)$ and the harmonic series in "Introductio in analysin infinitorum" which states that $$\pi \cot(\pi x)=\sum_{k \to \infty}^{\infty} ...
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Computing single summands of a zeta function

Given a zeta function $$\zeta(s)=\sum_{n=1}^\infty |\lambda_n |^{-s},$$ I can do many tricks to get certain information. For example $\zeta'(0)$ might relate to the determinant of the operator where ...
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Ramanujan's claim [duplicate]

I was reading about the mathematician Ramanujan, and he claimed that 1+2+3+4+5+...=-1/12, and that this is related to the Riemann Zeta Function. Can someone explain the relationship? (By the way, I ...
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Convergence of the Fourier Transform of the Prime $\zeta$ Functions

I think I found a way to write the truncated Prime $\zeta$ function like this: $$ P_x(s)=\sum_{p<x} \frac{1}{p^s} =\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{ \mu (n)}{n} \sum_{z\in\{1,\rho\}}(-1)^{1-\delta_{1z}} ...
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Can that two double series representations of the $\eta$/$\zeta$ function be converted into each other?

By an analysis of the matrix of Eulerian numbers(see pg 8) I came across the representation for the alternating Dirichlet series $\eta$: $$ \eta(s) = 2^{s-1} \sum_{c=0}^\infty \left( ...
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Estimating the integrated Tchebychev function and calculating its error

I would like to understand how to derive (2) from (1) below. Problem: If $\psi_1$ is the integrated Tchebychev function below $$\psi_1(x)=\frac{1}{2\pi i} ...
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An Expression for $\log\zeta(ns)$ derived from the Limit of the truncated Prime $\zeta$ Function

I think, here, I found $$ P_\color{red}x(\color{blue}s)=\sum_{p<\color{red}x} \frac{1}{p^{\color{blue}s}} =\sum_{\color{green}n=1}^{\infty}\frac{ \mu (\color{green}n)}{\color{green}n} ...
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Evaluating $\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}\frac{\sin\left(k\theta\right)}{k^{2u+1}}$ with multiple integrals

I am trying to evaluate $$\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}\frac{\sin\left(k\theta\right)}{k^{2u+1}}\tag{$u\in\mathbb{N}$}$$ using some results I've got. I know that ...
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A Thue-Morse Zeta function ( Generalized Riemann Zeta function and new GRH )

Consider $t_n$ as the Thue-Morse sequence. Let $m$ be a positive integer and $s$ a complex number. Odiuos Number Now consider the sequence of functions below $f(1,s)=1+2^{-s}+3^{-s}+4^{-s}+...$ ...
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Dirichlet Series for $\#\mathrm{groups}(n)$

What is known about the Dirichlet series given by $$\zeta(s)=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{\#\mathrm{groups}(n)}{n^{s}}$$ where $\#\mathrm{groups}(n)$ is the number of isomorphism classes of finite ...
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Pre-requisites for studying zeta functions

I want to start reading about zeta functions on my own, so i want to know what are the pre requisites that i need? P.S : I am an EE engineer and have done the basic college level mathematical ...
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Closed-form expressions for $\sum^N_{n}\frac{1}{n^2}$ ($n$, even or odd)

I am trying to find a closed-form expression for the finite sum $$\sum^N_{n=1}\frac{1}{n^2}$$ when $n$ is even and when $n$ is odd. I know that for $N\to\infty$ these series converge towards ...
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What's the probability to find a value of $t<T$ where $|P_k(it)|<\epsilon$?

Given $P_k$, the truncated Prime $\zeta$ function, defined like $$ P_k(it):=\sum_{n=1}^k p_n^{it}, $$ where $p_n$ is the $n$th prime. What's the probability to find a value or range of $t$ less than ...
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Is the Mean Value of $|P_k(it)|$ equal to $\sqrt{k}$?

Let $P_k$ be the truncated Prime $\zeta$ function, like $$ P_k(it)=\sum_{n=1}^k p_n^{it}, $$ with $p_n$ being the $n$th prime. Numerics seem to indicate that the mean value of $|P_k|$ taken over all ...
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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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Gram's series for integral equation

The prime counting function $ \pi(x) $ satisfies the integral equation $$ \log\zeta (s)= s\int_{0}^{\infty}dx \frac{ \pi (e^{t})}{e^{st}-1} \tag{0}$$ and it has the solution in terms of Gram's ...
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Derivative of the Selberg $\zeta$-function

I want to compute the derivative of the Selberg $\zeta$-function: $$ \mathcal{Z}(s)=\prod_{\gamma \; \text{primitive}} \prod_{n=0}^\infty (1-e^{-l(\gamma)(n+s)}); \qquad \Re(s)>1.$$ Where ...
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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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A Geometric Proof of $\zeta(2)=\frac{\pi^2}6$? (and other integer inputs for the Zeta)

Is there a known geometric proof for this famous problem? $$\zeta(2)=\sum_{n=1}^\infty n^{-2}=\frac16\pi^2$$ Moreover we can consider possibilities of geometric proofs of the following identity for ...
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Zeta-like function with offset

Is there a known function of the form: $$\zeta(s,a) = \displaystyle\sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac{1}{n^s+a},$$ and if so what is its name?
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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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On the Dirichlet beta function sum $\sum_{k=2}^\infty\Big[1-\beta(k) \Big]$

Given the Dirichlet beta function, $$\beta(k) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty\frac{(-1)^n}{(2n+1)^k}$$ (The cases k = 2 is Catalan's constant.) It seems, $$\sum_{k=2}^\infty\Big[1-\beta(k) \Big] = ...
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Why is $\pi$ the Limit of the Absolute Value of the Prime $\zeta$ Function?

Motivation: I was looking at the approximation of the truncated Prime $\zeta$ function $$ P_x(s)=\sum_{p\leq x}p^{-s}= \mathrm{li}(x^{1-s}) + O \left(\cdot \right) $$ (to be found here with or ...
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Why do mathematicians care so much about zeta functions?

Why is it that so many people care so much about zeta functions? Why do people write books and books specifically about the theory of Riemann Zeta functions? What is its purpose? Is it just to ...
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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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Rankin-Selberg zeta function

I was reading this paper by de Weger and in conjecture 7 he mentions "the Riemann hypothesis for the Rankin-Selberg zeta function associated to the weight 3/2 modular form associated to E (an elliptic ...
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What is the binomial sum $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^5\,\binom {2n}n}$ in terms of zeta functions?

We have the following evaluations: $$\begin{aligned} &\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} = ...
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Is there a Riemann hypothesis for the Hasse-Weil zeta function, generally? [duplicate]

What form does the Riemann hypothesis have for a global L-function?