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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Regularizing the $\log\log n$ series

The divergent series $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty\log n$$ can be regularized using the derivative of the Riemann zeta function at $s=0$: ...
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What special role plays the function $\pi^{\frac x\pi}$ in analysis?

I have tried to redefine some special functions in the most "natural" way, that is the way which allows to simplify the relations the most. I would call these functions "parelementary". The ...
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Why the equality of spectral zeta functions imply the isospectrality?

Let $\Delta_{M_1}$ and $\Delta_{M_2}$ be the Laplace-Beltrami operators on two compact and connected Riemannian manifolds $M_1$ and $M_2$ respectively. We define the spectral zeta function (or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Connection between Bernoulli polynomials and polygamma function

There is an intricate connection between Hurwitz Zeta and the (traditional) polygamma function: $$\psi_n(z)=(-1)^{n+1}n!\zeta(n+1,z)$$ If to use a generalization for Bernoulli numbers, this can be ...
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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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$\zeta(2 + it) = \zeta(2-it)$

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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Proving identity $\displaystyle\sum_{j\geq 1}[(j+t)^{-1}-j^{-1}]=\displaystyle\sum_{k\geq 1}\zeta (k+1)(-t)^{k}$

Motivation: In S.J. Patterson's An introduction to the theory of the Riemann Zeta-Function it is proved (p.132) that $\displaystyle -\Gamma ^{\prime }(t)/\Gamma (t)=\gamma +t^{-1}+\underset{j\geq ...
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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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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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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 this series called and when does it diverge?

What is this series called (if it has a name)? When does it diverge without analytic continuation and when does it diverge with analytic continuation? $\sum_{k_1,\dots,k_m=1}^{\infty} ...
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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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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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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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Periodic Zeta Function Functional Equation

Recall that the periodic zeta function has the Dirichlet series $$F(\lambda,s)= \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{e^{2\pi i n\lambda}}{n^s}.$$ This defines an analytic function for $\Re s>0$ and has a ...
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Eulers proof sum of natural numbers

I've to recheck Eulers proof of the sum of the natural numbers, but I dont now exactly what it is? It has something to do with the $\zeta(s)$? Thanks in advance
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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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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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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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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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Evaluating Dirichlet series

It is well known that $$\eta(s)=\sum\limits_{k=1}^{\infty}\frac{(-1)^{k-1}}{k^s} =(1-2^{1-s})\zeta(s)$$ But I have the wider problem of evaluating the following ...
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Some basic questions about the Selberg zeta function

I'm trying to learn about the Selberg zeta function, but it seems like introductory texts assume more knowledge of Riemannian geometry than I'm comfortable with. I have some basic questions that ...
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What is the Möbius analoge for Ihara's $\zeta$ function?

The Dirichlet series that generates the Möbius function is the (multiplicative) inverse of the Riemann zeta function; if s is a complex number with real part larger than 1 we have $$ ...
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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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Residue of the (partial) Dedekind zeta-function

If $$\rho_\nu := res_{s=1} \zeta_K,\nu(s)=lim_{s\to 1}(s-1)\zeta_{K,\nu}(s)=\frac{2^r(2\pi)^s}{\omega_K |disc(\mathfrak(O)_K)|^{\frac{1}{2}}} \textrm{ (*)}$$ how can I follow that $$\rho := ...
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A limit involving the Hurwitz/generalized Riemann zeta function

I want to show that $$ \lim_{s \to 1} \Big( \zeta(s,a) - \frac{1}{s-1} \Big) = - \psi(a)$$ where $\zeta(s,a)$ is the Hurwitz zeta function and $\psi(a)$ is the digamma function. The only thing 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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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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Is Riemann Zeta Function symmetrical about the real axis?

From wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riemann_zeta_function "Furthermore, the fact that $\zeta(s) = \zeta(s^*)^*$ for all complex s ≠ 1 ($s^*$ indicating complex conjugation) implies that the ...
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Zeta Function : Identify This Variant of an $L $- Series

This is my first question on Math.SE ; if I am wrong somewhere , please correct me I believe that there are not any mentioned variations of a Zeta function of this form : Where, $ w $ is a ...
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zeta function of abelian varieties and the exterior algebra

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over a finite field $k$. By Grothendieck, the zeta function of $X$ admits the cohomological expression $$ Z(X, t)=\prod_{j=0}^{2\dim X} \det (1-F t \ | \ ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Relations betweens Multizeta Values

I am studying Multizeta values at the moment and I found that at weight 5, the basis is given by $\zeta(5)$ and $\zeta(3)\zeta(2)$ in the literature. Solving all shuffle and stuffle relations using ...
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Computing leading coefficient of $\zeta_K(s)$ at $s=0$

I am trying to prove the result stated in this Wikipedia page that $$\lim_{s\to 0} s^{-r} \zeta_K(s) = -\frac{h_k\cdot R}{w_K}$$ The formulae I have are: $$\begin{aligned}\xi_K(s) ...
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The alternating zeta function and functional equation

The Dirichlet eta function (the alternating zeta function) is given by $$η(s)=∑_{n=1}^{∞}(-1)ⁿ⁻¹/n^{s}$$ The functional equation for $η(s)$ is given by $$η(s)=ϕ(s)η(1-s)$$ where ...
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$\zeta(4)=\sum_ {k=1}^{\infty}{\frac{1}{k^4}}$ [duplicate]

How to Find $$\zeta(4)=\sum_ {k=1}^{\infty}{\frac{1}{k^4}}$$ the most basic way possible? I know it's $\pi^4/90$ but to arrive at this figure? Curious, because I need it to solve the integral ...
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Zeta Zeros and primes / prime powers

The plot $\Re\ x^{Zeta\ Zero} + \Im\ x^{Zeta\ Zero}$ for the first $1000$ Zeta Zeros up to $x = 30$ using the following Mathematica code: ...
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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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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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$\sum\limits _{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{n^s}=50$ Riemann-Zeta

I've to find a value for 's' were the infinit sum gives me the value 50. Is that possible and how do I've to calculate that value. I've no idea how te begin so, help me! Solve s for: $$\sum\limits ...