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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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( 1-\...
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Infinite Series $\sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac{H_n}{n^22^n}$

How can I prove that $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{H_n}{n^2 2^n}=\zeta(3)-\frac{1}{2}\log(2)\zeta(2).$$ Can anyone help me please?
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How to find $\zeta(0)=\frac{-1}{2}$ by definition?

I would like to know how we can find the following result: $$\zeta(0)=-\frac12$$ Is there a way, using the definition, $$\zeta(s)=\sum_{i=1}^{\infty}i^{-s}$$ to find this?
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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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How to get from Chebyshev to Ihara?

I have competing answers on my question about "Returning Paths on Cubic Graphs Without Backtracking". Assuming Chris is right the following should work. Up to one thing: The number of returning paths ...
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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} \sum_{z\in\{...
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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 $$\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}\frac{\sin\left(k\theta_0\...
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Riemann Zeta function - number of zeros

I want to write a program that calculates the number of zeros (It is not necessary to identify them, just the number of them) between 0 and x for the Riemann Zeta function, being x the imaginary part ...
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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} + \frac{1}{4^...
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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 ...
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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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Does $\zeta(3)$ have a connection with $\pi$?

The problem Can be $\zeta(3)$ written as $\alpha\pi^\beta$, where ($\alpha,\beta \in \mathbb{C}$), $\beta \ne 0$ and $\alpha$ doesn't depend of $\pi$ (like $\sqrt2$, for example)? Details Several $\...
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Getting my number theoretic series straight

There are Artin $L$-series and Dirichlet $L$-series, and zeta functions for varieties and for number fields; there are a slew of objects named after Hecke... There are also various kinds of characters ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 (...
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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 $$\sum_{n=1}^\...
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Generalization $\zeta_\varphi(s)=\sum_{k=0}^\infty {\exp(I\varphi*k) \over (1+k)^s} $

This is more a reference-request for some fiddling/exploration with the $\zeta$-function. In expressing the $\zeta$ and the alternating $\zeta$ (="$\eta$") in terms of matrixoperations I asked myself, ...
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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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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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Evaluating the log gamma integral $\int_{0}^{z} \log \Gamma (x) \, \mathrm dx$ in terms of the Hurwitz zeta function

One way to evaluate $ \displaystyle\int_{0}^{z} \log \Gamma(x) \, \mathrm dx $ is in terms of the Barnes G-function. $$ \int_{0}^{z} \log \Gamma(x) \, \mathrm dx = \frac{z}{2} \log (2 \pi) + \...
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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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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} = \frac{1}{3}\,\...
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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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Proving a formula related with zeta function

Could you show me how to prove the following formula?$$\sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac{\zeta (2n)}{2n(2n+1)2^{2n}}=\frac12\left(\log \pi-1\right).$$ In the 18th century, Leonhard Euler proved the following ...
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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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Can these integrals be represented in closed form?

This paper in the formula F.3.6 (page 271) gives the following formula for the derivative of Hurwitz Zeta function: $$\frac d{dz}\zeta(z,a)=-\frac12\ln(a)a^{-z}-\frac{\ln(a)a^{1-z}}{(z-1)^2}-\int_0^\...
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How to show $\zeta (1+\frac{1}{n})\sim n$

How to show $\zeta (1+\frac{1}{n})\sim n$ as $n\rightarrow \infty$ where $\zeta$ is the Riemann zeta function. And can we say $\lceil \zeta (1+\frac{1}{n}) \rceil=n$ for any positive integer $n\geq 1$...
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What are all functions of the form $\frac{\cosh(\alpha x)}{\cosh x+c}$ self-reciprocal under Fourier transform?

There are some functions that are self reciprocal under cosine Fourier transform: \begin{equation} \frac{1}{\cosh x}, \frac{\cosh x}{\cosh 2x},\frac{1}{1+2\cosh x} \end{equation} It seems that they ...
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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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Volume of first cohomology of arithmetic complex

Let $K$ be a number field and consider the Arithmentic complex $\Gamma_{Ar}(1)^\bullet$ be defined by $$\begin{array} A\Bbb R^{r_1+r_2} & \stackrel{\Sigma}{\longrightarrow} & \Bbb R \\ \...
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Is $\frac{\zeta (m+n)}{\zeta (m)\zeta (n)}$ a rational number for $m,n\ge 2\in\mathbb N$?

Question : Is $$\frac{\zeta (m+n)}{\zeta (m)\zeta (n)}$$ a rational number for $m,n\ge 2\in\mathbb N$ where $\zeta (s)=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{n^s}$? Motivation : We know that $$\zeta (2k)=(-1)^...
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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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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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Proving that $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty }\frac{3(n!)^2}{(2n+2)!}=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty }\frac{1}{n^2}=\frac{\pi ^2}{6}$

Proving that $$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty }\frac{3(n!)^2}{(2n+2)!}=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty }\frac{1}{n^2}=\frac{\pi ^2}{6}$$ I know the proving of second series which is very famous series to give us $\zeta(2)$, ...
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Evaluate $\displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^{\infty }\int_{0}^{\frac{1}{n}}\frac{\sqrt{x}}{1+x^{2}}\mathrm{d}x.$

I have some trouble in evaluating this series $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty }\int_{0}^{\frac{1}{n}}\frac{\sqrt{x}}{1+x^{2}}\mathrm{d}x$$ I tried to calculate the integral first, but after that I found the ...
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Summation of a function 2

Let $n$ is a positive integer. $n = p_1^{e_1}p_2^{e_2}\cdots p_k^{e_k}$ is the complete prime factorization of $n$. Let me define a function $f(n)$ $f(n) = p_1^{c_1}p_2^{c_2}\cdots p_k^{c_k}$ where ...
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Concerning Hurwitz Zeta function, how to prove the following identity?

It is claimed that $$\zeta'(0,s)=\ln\left(\frac{\Gamma(s)}{\sqrt{2\pi}}\right)$$ where the derivative is meant by the first argument (as usual with Hurwitz Zeta). How to prove this? Wolfram Alpha ...
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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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The multiplication formula for the Hurwitz/generalized Riemann zeta function

I'm having a difficult time showing that $$ \displaystyle \zeta(s,mz) = \frac{1}{m^{s}} \sum_{k=0}^{m-1} \zeta \left(s,z+\frac{k}{m} \right) $$ A couple of authors referred to it as an obvious fact. ...
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Analytic continuation of Dirichlet function

Suppose $\{a_n\}$ is a sequence of complex numbers such that the sums $A_n=a_1+\cdots+a_n$ satisfy $$|A_n-nb|\leq Cn^{\sigma}$$ for all $n$, where $b\in\mathbb{C},C>0,0\leq\sigma<1$. Prove that ...
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Convergence of zeta functions for schemes of finite type over the integers

In his lecture "Zeta functions and $L$-functions", Serre presents a very elegant proof of the convergence of the zeta function $ \zeta (X,s) = \prod_{x \in |X|} (1- N(x)^{-s})^{-1}$ in the half plane ...
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How are Zeta function values calculated from within the Critical Strip?

We note that for $Re(s) > 1$ $$ \zeta(s) = \sum_{i=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{i^s} $$ Furthermore $$\zeta(s) = 2^s \pi^{s-1} \sin \left(\frac{\pi s}{2} \right) \Gamma(1-s) \zeta(1-s)$$ Allows us to ...
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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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Zeta function for negative integers

I already proved that $\zeta(z)=\frac{1}{\Gamma(z)}\int_0^\infty\frac{t^{z-1}}{e^t-1}dt=\frac{\Gamma(z-1)}{2\pi i}\int_{-\infty}^0\frac{t^{z-1}}{e^{-t}-1}dt$ Now the Benoulli numbers are defined by $\...
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Asymptotics for Mertens function

It seems that the cumulative mean of the Mertens function is very similar in behaviour to $x$ raised to the power of the first zeta zero. I tentatively notate it as: $$\frac{1}{x}\left(\sum_{k=1}^xM(k)...
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Prove that $\zeta(-1)=\zeta(-13)$.

Basically what the title says. I saw this through another Math Platform but did not get any response to it. The original question was to find distinct integers of $ x $ and $y$ such that $ \zeta(x) =...
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Why does the $\sum_{n>1}(\zeta(n)-1)=1?$

While I was looking at the values of the zeta function for the first natural numbers, I noticed that the sum of the values minus $1$, converge to $1$. Better put: $$\sum_{n=2}^{\infty} \zeta(n)-1 = 1 $...
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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 ...