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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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 function universality: How to compute the shift parameter for simple functions?

I've come across Zeta function universality. For a nice function $f$ in a nice subset $U$ of the complex strip between real $0$ and $1$, one can find a real $t$, such the zeta function $\zeta$ shifted ...
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What are Selberg class functions of degree two?

My question is: What are Selberg class functions of degree two. I know about the Selberg class. But I am not able to understand what means by degree two.
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How one can determine the rapidly convergente series?

The motivation to this question can be found in http://wstein.org/books/bsd/bsd.pdf In page 9 the author claimed that: 1.4.1. Approximating the Rank. Fix an elliptic curve $E$ over $Q$. The usual ...
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Prove that the only negative real zeroes are at the integers

Let $$L(C,s)=\prod_{p\mid\Delta}(1-a_{p}p^{-s})^{-1}\cdot\prod_{p\nmid\Delta}(1-a_{p}p^{-s}+p^{1-2s})^{-1}=\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{a_n}{n^s}$$ be the Dirichlet series of the Hasse-Weil $L$-function of ...
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Conjectures about zeta functions and poles

Let $p^*_n$ be the $n$ th element of a subset of primes such that $p^*_{n+1}>p^*_n$ and $p^*_n < O((n+2) ln((n+2))^3)$. Define $f(z)$ as the analytic continuation of $\prod_{n>0} ...
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The effect of roots of Dirichlet's $\beta$ function condenses to $\frac12\left(1+ie^{i2\pi\frac{p}4}\right)$

With the help of Raymond Manzoni and Greg Martin I was able to derive an explicit formula for the number of primes of the form $4n+3$ in terms of (sums of) sums of Riemann's $R$ functions over roots ...
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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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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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How to solve this summation (Lerch Transcendent)?

How is it possible to deduce the closed form of the following? $$\sum_{i = 0}^{n - 1} \frac{2^i}{n - i} = ?$$
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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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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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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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Generalize a trick with Dirichlet series to algebraic number theory

I am not able to generalize the following equality involving Dirichlet series : ...
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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) = ...
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Can you provide a lower bound on $|\zeta(\sigma+it)|$ for $\sigma$<0?

To prove the theorem 9.12 of "The theory of the Riemann Zeta-Function", I have to show that $|\zeta(\sigma+it)|$ > $A|t|^c$ for $\sigma$<0 and sufficiently large t. How can I show this?
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convergence of 2 series in the critical strip

let us define 2 series: $$A=\sum_{k=1}^{+\infty}(-1)^{(2k+1)}\frac{\ln(2k+1)}{(2k+1)^s}$$ $$B=\sum_{k=1}^{+\infty}\frac{\ln(2k)}{(2k)^s}$$ Define $$ s=\alpha + \beta i$$ Does $\frac{A}{B}$ go to ...
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Zeta function and heat kernel

It is easy to prove that zeta function $$\zeta_{\Lambda}(s)=\sum \frac{1}{\lambda_{n}^{s}}$$ and trace of heat kernel $$K_{\Lambda}(t)=\sum e^{-\lambda_{n}t}$$ satisfy the relashion ...
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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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What is the closed form for generation function of $\xi(2x)$ (Riemann Xi)?

I wonder whether the following coincidence is just random. 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 $\tan x$. ...
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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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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: ...
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A functional equation for a Dirichlet serie

I'm looking for a functional equation for the following Dirichlet serie $$\varphi(s)=\sum_{n=1}^{+\infty}{\frac{2 \cos(2n \pi q)}{n^s}}$$ where $q$ is a rational number. Any help ? Thank you !
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Hurwitz Zeta Function and Dirichlet Characters

Is there a way to obtain a closed form solution to the sequence of summations: $ \sum_{m=1}^{k} \chi (m) \zeta(s,\frac{m}{k}) $ where $\chi (m)$ is a Dirichlet character modulo $k$ and ...
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Relation between zeta function and number of zeros of a homogeneous polynomial

For $f$ a homogeneous polynomial (i.e., every monomial has the same degree), $K$ a field of $q$ elements, one defines the zeta function $Z_f(u)$ as $$ Z_f(u)=\exp(\sum_{s=1}^\infty N_su^s/s) $$ ...
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When is the fourier transform of a quasi-character $\hat c(\alpha)=|\alpha|c^{-1}(\alpha)$?

This is from lemma $2.4.2$ of Tate's thesis. Let $c$ be a quasi-character on $k^{*}$, the multiplicative group of a number field completed at a non-archimedian place. Lemma 2.4.2 For $c$ in the ...
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Differential equation to model a pseudo-random behavior?

In the paper http://arxiv.org/abs/1401.3620, "The zeros of the Riemann zeta-function and the transition from pseudo-random to harmonic behavior", the author built a function based on a finite amount ...
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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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If the set of natural numbers is closed under addition, how can we have the result that the sum of all the natural numbers to infinity is -1/12 [duplicate]

As seen here and on this wikipedia page the sum of all the natural numbers to infinity is -1/12. $\sum_{n=1}^\infty n = \frac{-1}{12}$ but the set of natural numbers is closed under addition and ...