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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How can prove that $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty }\frac{\zeta (2n)}{4^{n-1}}(1-\frac{1}{4^n})=\frac{\pi }{2}$

$$\zeta (2)(1-\frac{1}{4})+\frac{\zeta (4)}{4}(1-\frac{1}{4^2})+\frac{\zeta (6)}{4^2}(1-\frac{1}{4^3})+...=\frac{\pi }{2}$$ The WolframAlph couldn't recognize the closed-form which is $\pi/2$ when I ...
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How to prove that $\frac{\zeta(2) }{2}+\frac{\zeta (4)}{2^3}+\frac{\zeta (6)}{2^5}+\frac{\zeta (8)}{2^7}+\cdots=1$?

How can one prove this identity? $$\frac{\zeta(2) }{2}+\frac{\zeta (4)}{2^3}+\frac{\zeta (6)}{2^5}+\frac{\zeta (8)}{2^7}+\cdots=1$$ There is a formula for $\zeta$ values at even integers, but ...
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Riemann vs. Ihara's $\zeta$ Function Variable Question

The Euler product for the Riemann zeta function $\zeta(z)$ implies that $$ \log\zeta_R(z)=\sum_{m>0}\frac{P(mz)}{m} \tag{R}, $$ whereas the Ihara zeta function for a graph $G$--all can be ...
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Extending the zeta function to semiprimes, etc.

The Riemann Zeta function is defined for $s > 1$ as \begin{align} &\prod _{n=1}^{\infty}\dfrac{1}{1 -\ p_{n}^{\ \ -s}}\\ \end{align} It is possible to extend the zeta function to semiprimes ...
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Formula for tangent derivatives, how to prove?

How to prove? $$(\tan x)^{(s-1)}=\pi^{-s}\Gamma(s)\left(\zeta\left(s, \frac12-\frac x\pi\right)+(-1)^s\zeta\left(s, \frac12+\frac x\pi\right)\right) $$
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Why does the tribonacci constant have a trilogarithm ladder?

When I came across the dilogarithm ladders of Coxeter and Landen, namely, $$\text{Li}_2(\alpha^6)-4\text{Li}_2(\alpha^3)-3\text{Li}_2(\alpha^2)+6\text{Li}_2(\alpha)-\tfrac{7}{5}\zeta(2)=0\tag1$$ $$\...
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Generalize a trick with Dirichlet series to algebraic number theory

I am not able to generalize the following equality involving Dirichlet series : $$(2\pi)^{-s}\Gamma(s)\left(\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}{\frac{c(n)}{n^s}}\right)=\int_{0}^{\infty}{\left(\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}{c(n)...
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Can the Riemann Zeta derivative be expressed in terms of Riemann Zeta?

From this question: http://mathoverflow.net/questions/134600/zetax-in-terms-of-zetax-zeta1-x-gamma-psi it seems that Zeta can be expressed through its derivative: $$\zeta(1-x) = \frac{2(\zeta'(x)\...
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Galois theory on curves

Context: Let $\mathbb{F}$ be the algebraic closure of $\mathbb{F}_q$ for $q$ prime. We know that $\mathbb{F}(t)$ for $t$ transcendental is the function field of the projective line $\mathbb{P}^{1}(\...
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Stirling formula on $\frac{\gamma(\frac{1}{2}s)}{\gamma(\frac{1-s}{2})} = O(|t|^{\sigma - \frac{1}{2}})$

I tried to prove $\frac{\Gamma(\frac{1}{2}s)}{\Gamma(\frac{1-s}{2})} = O(|t|^{\sigma - \frac{1}{2}})$ using stirling formula when $s =\sigma+it$. However, since stirling formular for gamma function is ...
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Can derivative of Hurwitz Zeta be expressed in Hurwitz Zeta?

Can the derivative of Hurwitz Zeta function by the first argument be expressed in terms of Hurwitz Zeta and elementary fuctions? There is a formula which expresses Hurwitz Zeta through its derivative:...
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another representation of the zeta function of a curve over a finite field

Let $C$ be a non-singular curve over $\mathbb{F}_q$. Denote by $d$ the degree map from the group of divisors to $\mathbb{Z}$ and denote by $P$ the set of prime divisors w.r.t. to the function field. ...
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coefficients of the zeta function of curve over a finite field $\mathbb{F}_q$

Let $C$ be a non-singular curve over $\mathbb{F}_q$. Denote by $d$ the degree map from the group of divisors to $\mathbb{Z}$ and denote by $P$ the set of prime divisors w.r.t. to the function field. ...
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Why use the Lefschetz Zeta function?

Given a compact, triangulable space $X$ and a continuous function $f: X\rightarrow X$, then we define the Lefschetz number $\Lambda_{f}$ by $$\Lambda_{f} = \sum_{k\geq0}(-1)^{k}Tr(f_{\ast}\vert H_{k}(...
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Notation for a zeta function

What does this notation mean: To provide some context, here are some of the exercises related to it: I initially thought the notation was such that $cos(2pi/n^n)+sin(2pi/n^n)$. This doesn't ...
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Is this similarity just a coincidence?

Here is the function $-1/x$: If we add infinitely many similar functions with a shift of pi/2 each in both directions, we get $\tan x$. But if we do the same only in one direction, we get "...
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Integral involving hyperfactorial

I'm trying to prove that: $$ \int_0^1 \ln\left(K(x)\right)\space dx =-\zeta'(-1)=\ln(A)-\frac{1}{12} $$ Where $A$ is Glaisher Kinkelin's constant and $K(x)$ is a generalization of the hyperfactorial ...
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Question on the paper Donal F. Connon, “Some integrals involving the Stieltjes constants”

I'm reading Donal F. Connon, Some integrals involving the Stieltjes constants. It gives a definition of the generalized Stieltjes constants $\gamma_n(u)$ as coefficients in the Laurent series ...
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Calculating zeta functions over a field

I am learning about zeta functions and have been trying the following example: Calculate the zata function of $x_0x_1-x_2x_3$ over $\mathbb{F}_p$. Does there exist an easy formula for calculating $N_s$...
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Singularities of zeta function

I have to prove (if $\gamma \ne 0$) that there is a analytic continuation for $\Re s >0$ of the function $$f(s)=\frac{\zeta (s)^2 \zeta(s-i\gamma )\zeta(s+i\gamma ) }{\zeta(2s)} $$ and that this ...
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On the partial zeta function

Let $F$ be a number field and $S$ be a finite set of places of $F$ including archimedian places. Let $\zeta^S(s)$ be the partial L-function, that is the meromorphic continuation of the product of ...
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Double series of Harmonic Numbers

In a solution presented here a series involving the product of Harmonic numbers is involved. The intent of the problem is to determine a form of the series \begin{align} \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{H_{n}...
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How to evaluate the following infinite sum involving the Riemann zeta function?

I want to find a closed form for the following infinite sum: $$\sum_{k=2}^{\infty} \frac{(-1)^k\cdot(k-1)}{k\cdot(k+1)}\cdot \zeta(k)$$ Is it possible? My approach was to transform it into a double ...
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Pulsating waves of zeta function

Below is an animation of the partial sums of $\operatorname{li}x-2\Re\sum_{k=1}^{N}\operatorname{Ei}(\rho_k \log x)-\log2+\int_{x}^{\infty}\dfrac{\text{d}t}{t(t^2-1)\log t},$ for $1\leq N\leq100$ ...
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How to solve the following delay differential equation?

What is the solution for the following equation? $$\frac\partial{\partial q}f(s,q)= \frac s2 f(s+2,q)$$ Note, it is known that the solution for $$\frac\partial{\partial q}f(s,q)= s f(s+1,q)$$ ...
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Is it true that $\gamma_{\lfloor\log\Gamma(x)\rfloor}\sim 2\pi x$?

I realise that Gram points can approximate the imaginary part on the $x$th zeta zero $(\gamma_x)$ accurately, and indeed, Guilherme França, André LeClair give another formula, namely $$\dfrac{2\pi(x-\...
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Analytic Continuation of the zeta function

Is the analytic continuation of the Riemann zeta function to the upper half plane unique? I don't know much complex analysis, so I can't see why that is the case.
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Zeta zeros & Exponential Integral

From the oscillating part of an explicit formula for primes: $$\text{Re}(\operatorname{li}(x^\rho))\approx x\ \text{Re}(\operatorname{li}(x^{-\rho}))$$ $\rho_n$ may be replaced by any complex number,...
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Hint on a limit that involves the Hurwitz Zeta function

I will be honest. Some play with a weird integral has gotten me to this formulation: $$\lim\limits_{n\mathop\to\infty}\frac{\zeta(2,n)}{\frac 1n+\frac 1{2n^2}}=1$$ It seems true because of the ...
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Infinite Series $\sum_{k=1}^\infty\left(\zeta(2)-\sum_{n=1}^k\frac1{n^2}\right)^2$ [duplicate]

Evaluate: $$\sum_{k=1}^\infty\left(\zeta(2)-\sum_{n=1}^k\frac1{n^2}\right)^2$$ Recognizing that $\zeta(2)-\sum_{n=1}^k\frac1{n^2}$ can be written as $\psi_1(1+k)$ where $\psi_1(z)$ is the trigamma ...
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Zeta Function on a Finite Field - Koblitz

I am reading Koblitz p-adic analysis book and I am on page 111. The lemma is that $\zeta_{H_f}(T)$ has coefficients in $\mathbb{Z}$. I could follow the rest of the book from page 1 just fine until the ...
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Do all complex zeros of $Li_s(z)\,- \, Li_{1-s}(z)$ get the shape $s=\dfrac12 + \dfrac{k \, \pi }{\,\ln(2)}\,i$ when $z \rightarrow 0^{-}$?

This is a subquestion of this question on MO. Numerical evidence strongly suggests that when $z \rightarrow 0^{-}$ the complex zeros that lie in the critical strip $0 \lt \Re(s) < 1$ of: $$Li_s(z)...
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Intuitive explanation for $\zeta (2)=\frac{\pi^2}{6}$ [duplicate]

Using $f(x)=x^2$ Fourier' series, the proof for $\zeta (2)=\frac{\pi^2}{6}$ is pretty straight forward. I'm wondering if there is a more intuitive explanation for the equality, one that a layman could ...
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Proof or source for this Hurwitz Zeta function identity?

I need a proof or source for this identity: $ \zeta '\left(z,\frac{q}{2}\right)-2^z \zeta '(z,q)+\zeta '\left(z,\frac{q+1}{2}\right)=\zeta(z,q)2^{z}\ln 2$ Here the derivative means the derivative by ...
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Sum related to zeta function

I was trying to evaluate the following sum: $$\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} \frac{1}{(3k+1)^3}$$ W|A gives a nice closed form but I have zero idea about the steps involved to evaluate the sum. How to approach ...
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Analytic Continuation of Zeta Function using Bernoulli Numbers

In my complex analysis textbook by Stein and Shakarchi, as an exercise, I am supposed to extend $\zeta(s)$ to the entire complex plane using Bernoulli numbers, but I am stuck. I can prove that $$ \...
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A functional equation for a Dirichlet series

I'm looking for a functional equation for the following Dirichlet series $$\varphi(s)=\sum_{n=1}^{+\infty}{\frac{2 \cos(2n \pi q)}{n^s}}$$ where $q$ is a rational number. Any help ?
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Plotting the pair correlation function for the zeta zeros /GUE

I am making a shameless request for instructions on how to plot this: from this page. I can see from here that normalizing the zeros is given by $\delta(n)=(\gamma_{n+1}-\gamma_{n})\dfrac{\log(\...
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What is the sum of all complex integers?

In line with $$\zeta(-1)=-1/12$$ Could we, by considering $$f(s)=\sum_{a,b\in\mathbb Z,\;(a,b)\neq(0,0)}\frac{1}{(a+bi)^{s}}$$ Evaluate the sum of all complex integers?
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Log Log Integrals II

The integral \begin{align} I_{4} = \int_{0}^{1} \ln(1-x) \ \ln^{2}\left( \ln\left(\frac{1}{x}\right) \right) \ \frac{dx}{x} \end{align} can be expressed as \begin{align} I_{4} = \zeta^{''}(2) - \frac{\...
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Simpler zeta zeros

Is it true that $$\lim_{y\rightarrow\infty}\dfrac{\sum_{n=1}^{y}n^{-1/2-iy}}{\zeta(1/2+iy)}=1$$ ? Below is a plot of $$\sum_{n=1}^{y}\dfrac{1}{n^{s}}\text{for }s=\dfrac{1}{2}+iy$$ set against its ...
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Log Log Integrals III

The integrals \begin{align} I_{7} = \int_{0}^{1} \ln(x) \ \ln^{2}\left( \ln \left(\frac{1}{x}\right) \right) \ \frac{dx}{1-x} \end{align} and \begin{align} I_{8} = \int_{0}^{1} \ln(x) \ \ln^{2}\left( ...
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Linear combination of numbers: Express the $n^{th}$ Fibonacci number in terms of known constants.

Given the concept that any number can be expressed as a combination of other numbers can the $n^{th}$ Fibonacci number be expressed in terms of $\zeta(3)$ and $\ln(2/e)$ ? If possible, show all work ...
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Evaluation of $\int_{0}^{1} (1-x)^{-1/2} \ \ln^{2}(x) \ \ln^{2}(1-x) \ \mathrm{d}x$

Can the integral \begin{align} \int_{0}^{1} \frac {\ln^{2}(x)~\ln^{2}(1-x)}{\sqrt{1-x}}~\mathrm{d}x \end{align} be evaluated in terms of $\zeta(3)$ and $\ln(2/\mathrm{e})$ ?
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Periodicity in Riemann zeros.

Has someone studied if the non-trivial zeroes of the Riemann zeta function has some "periodicity" or "quasiperiodicity"? And what about generalized zeta functions and/or L-functions?
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GCD function and relation between Hurwitz and Riemann zeta function

Does anyone know how to show the following: $\sum_{k=1}^n\gcd(n,k)\zeta(s,\frac{k}{n})=\left(\sum_{k=1}^n\gcd(n,k)\right)\zeta(s)$
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$\zeta(2 + it) = \zeta(2-it)$

Let $\zeta(s)$ denote the Riemann zeta-function. Show that $\zeta(2 + it) = \zeta(2-it)$ for all real t. Give some hints how to do this one.Thanks in advance.
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Zeta Regularization and Products of Primes

How can one prove that: $2 * 3 * 5 * 7 \ldots = \prod_{n=1}^{\infty} p_i = 4\pi^2$ using zeta regularization? The sum diverges like the Ramanujan/Euler product but it can be associated to a value ...
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On the sum of prime powers

Has anybody investigated the asymptotic growth rate of functions in the form of $$f(z,n)=\sum\limits_{p\le n}p^z$$ For $Re(z)\ge -1$. Of course $f(0,n)=\pi (n)$ has an ocean of research surrounding it,...
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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 ...