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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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 1}{\...
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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 $\frac{\...
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Where do these infinites Tao is talking about come from?

I was reading about how 1+2+3+4... !=-1/12 (which is something that drove me crazy when I first heard about it in a Numberphile video) in an article by Terence Tao. He says that -1/12 is in fact -1/12 ...
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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} (k_1+\dots+k_m)^...
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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} \int_{c-i\infty}^{c+i\infty}\frac{x^{...
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The values of the derivative of the Riemann zeta function at negative odd integers

I would like to know if the values of the derivative of the Riemann zeta function at negative odd integers are computed, i.e. $\zeta'(-n)$ when $n$ is odd. When I look at the page from Wolfram ...
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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 $\gamma$...
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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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What is the relationship between all the dynamical zeta functions and the number theoretical zeta functions?

One can associate to any dynamical system a zeta function based on counting the number of fixed points of the iterates of the transformation. Explicitly we have: $$\zeta_{A} = exp \left( \sum_{n=1} \...
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Assigning values to a divergent integral?

Question If I can assign the series of the zeta function to: $$ \zeta(-1) \to 1+2+3+\dots$$ why can't we assign the integral $$ \int_{0}^{\infty} x dx \to 0$$ and it still have some physical ...
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Convergence of the series for the Dedekind zeta function

The Dedekind zeta function of an algebraic number field $K$ is defined as $\zeta_K(s)\mathrel{\stackrel{\rm def}=} \sum\limits_{I \subset\mathcal O_K} \frac{1}{(N_{K/\mathbb Q}(I))^s}$, where $N_{K/\...
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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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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 $$f(s)=\sum\limits_{k=1}^{\infty}\frac{\...
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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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Generating function for the Hurwitz Zeta: $\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}\zeta_{H}(k+1,a)(-z)^{k}$

We know from the digamma function $$ \Psi (z+1)= -\gamma -\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}\zeta(k+1)(-z)^{k} $$ My question is if there is a similar formula for $$ f(a)+ \sum_{k=1}^{\infty}\zeta_{H}(k+1,a)(-z)^...
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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 := res_{s=...
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A limit involving the Hurwitz zeta function

I want to show that $$ \lim_{s \to 1} \left( \zeta(s,a) - \frac{1}{s-1} \right) = - \psi(a)$$ where $\zeta(s,a)$ is the Hurwitz zeta function and $\psi(a)$ is the digamma function. The only ...
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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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Comparing Dedekind zeta functions

It is known that non-isomorphic number fields can share the same Dedekind zeta function. However, there don't appear to be any examples of very low degree so in these cases the zeta function must ...
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Can someone expain to me what's going on (binomial coefficient)?

I'm watching this proof for $\zeta(2n)$ on YouTube. This is what I can understand so far: $${s\over e^{s} -1} = \sum^{\infty}_{n=0} {\beta_n\over n!} s^n$$ Where $\sum^{\infty}_{n=0} {\beta_n\over ...
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Zeros of the prime zeta function

A basic confusion about zeros of the prime zeta function $P(s).$ Let $s= \sigma+i~t$ with $\sigma>0.$ Letting $C(s)$ be the corresponding composite zeta function we have $$(1)\hspace{15mm}P(s)+C(...
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Abel-Plana formula for $\zeta(s)$, is this integral approximation correct?

I wrote a computer program to calculate values for $\zeta(s)$. I was scanning for something that would calculate complex values for $\zeta(s)$. I found the following approximation under the Integral ...
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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 \ | \ H^j(X_{...
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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 number,...
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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) &=\zeta_K(s)(D^...
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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 $$ϕ(s)=2(((1-2^{-...
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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 $\int_{...
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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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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 ...
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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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How do I evaluate this $ \lim \frac{\zeta(n)} {({n)!}} , n\to\infty $ if it was existed?

Is there someone who can show me how do I evaluate this limit $$ \lim_{n\to +\infty} \frac{\zeta(n)} {n!} $$ if it exists ? Thank you for any help.
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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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what the RH equivalent for Riemann prime formula $\Pi(x)$?

Question follow the one answered already, zeros about Riemann Zeta function and some L-function Let's me try my best to make it clear on what I am asking. In his 1859 paper "On the Number of Primes ...
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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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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 $D\...
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Seeking possibility of more elementary means of evaluating an improper integral.

It can be shown that $\int_0^\infty -\log{(1-e^{-x})}=\zeta(2)$ by expanding out the integral as $\log(1-z)$, exchanging summation and integration, then summing up the integrals. I am wondering if ...
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All Ihara $\zeta$ functions for planar $k$-regular graphs with a given set of faces are equivalent

This sounds like a simple piece of math (which got a long story over time, thanks for reading!) and the consequence seems surprising. At least to me. Here it is: It boils down to comparing two ...