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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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?
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What are the branches of the $p$-adic zeta function?

I'm reading the book $p$-adic Numbers, $p$-adic Analysis, and Zeta-Functions by Neal Koblitz. In it, Koblitz wants to iterpolate the Riemann Zeta function for the values $\zeta_p(1-k)$ with $k \in ...
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Are there asymptotic expressions for multiple zetas $\small \zeta(s),\zeta(s,s),\zeta(s,s,s),\ldots$ where $\small s=1+\delta, \delta\to 0$?

Playing around with elementary symmetric functions I tried to generalize that to infinite series and arrived at the well known concept of MZV ("multiple zeta values"). At the moment I'm only ...
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What is the fractional derivative of the function $\pi \cot (\pi x)$?

What is the fractional derivative of the function $\pi \cot (\pi x)$? I derived the following expression: $(\pi \cot (\pi q))^{(p)}=-\frac{\zeta'(p+1,q)+(\psi(-p)+\gamma ) \zeta (p+1,q)}{\Gamma ...
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Number of projective points on a curve

This is a continuation of this previous problem I asked about. From Ireland and Rosen's Number theory book(ch.11 ex#12) EDITED: Let $C_{1}$ be the curve $y^2=x^{3}-Dx$ over $\mathbb{F}_{p}$, where ...
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An example of divergent series with the Lerch function

I am often working with divergent series all around being this the bread and butter for a theoretical physicist. Thanks to the excellent work of Hardy these have lost their mystical Aurea and so, they ...
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Determinant of the Laplacian of a surface is this correct?

given a surface with metric $ g_{ab} $ i would like to evaluate the functional determinant of the Laplacian in the form $ - \partial _{s} \zeta (0,E^{2})=\log\det( \Delta + E^{2}) $ then i need to ...
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Constant term of zeta binomials

Let's have the following zeta binomial $\sum\limits_{n=1}^\infty (1/n-1/(n+1))^k$, where $k$ a natural number and $k>1$. From the expansion of these binomials we obtain polynomials of $\pi$ where ...
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Series involving zeta functions

Let's have the following zeta function binomial: $\sum\limits_{n=1}^\infty \left(\frac{1}{n}-\frac{1}{n+1}\right)^2=\pi^2/3-3$. Does anyone know the limit of the following zeta function binomial ...
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Number of energies of the free Laplacian.

Given the Selberg trace formula, and the fact that the eigenvalues of the operator $\Delta -1/4 =T$ are the zeros of the Selberg zeta function, then would it be correct to say the number of ...
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Practical uses of the class number formula

For what number fields $K$ can we actually compute the residue of $\zeta_K(s)$ at the pole $s=1$ directly? Since the class number formula tells us that ...
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Approximation of Products of Truncated Prime $\zeta$ Functions

The problem arose, while I was looking at products of power prime zeta functions $$ P_x(ks)=\sum_{p\,\in\mathrm{\,primes}\leq x} p^{-ks}, $$ with $k\in \mathbb{N}$ and $s=it$ with real $t$. By using ...