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( ...
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Gross-Zagier formulae outside of number theory

(Edit: I have asked this question on MO.) The Gross-Zagier formula and various variations of it form the starting point in most of the existing results towards the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer ...
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The log gamma integral $\int_{0}^{z} \log \Gamma (x) \ \mathrm dx$

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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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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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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$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{H_n}{n^2 2^n}=\zeta(3)-\frac{1}{2}\log(2)\zeta(2)$

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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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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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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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 ...
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What is a zeta function?

In my readings, I've come across a wide variety of objects called zeta functions. For example, the Ihara zeta function, Igusa local zeta function, Hasse-Weil zeta function, etc. My question is simple: ...
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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} = ...
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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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Regularizing divergent series and Bernoulli numbers

Here is the actual problem I need a proof for: (I made an error writing down the equation initially) $$B_{k+1} = \frac{(-1)^k}{2^{k+2}-2} \sum_{q=0}^{k} \binom{k+1}{q} 2^q B_q$$ Below is my ...
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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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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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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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Why $p$-adically interpolate?

I'm studying $p$-adic analysis now and particularly $p$-adic interpolation; for example, constructions like $p$-adic $L$-functions (Kubota-Leopoldt style). I'm having some difficulty though, and I'd ...
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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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L-function for Dirichlet characters vs Hecke character

For a Dirichlet character $\chi: \left(\mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z}\right)^{\times} \to \mathbb{C}$, the Dirichlet L function is $$\prod_{q \neq p} (1 - \chi(q)q^{-s})^{-1}$$ If we lift this character to ...
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What are the branches of the $p$-adic zeta function?

I'm reading the book $p$-adic Numbers, $p$-adic Analysis, and Zeta-Functions by Neal Koblitz. In it, Koblitz wants to iterpolate the Riemann Zeta function for the values $\zeta_p(1-k)$ with $k \in ...
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Why does $\gamma=\lim_{s\to1^+}\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\left(\frac{1}{n^s}-\frac{1}{s^n}\right)=\lim_{s\to0}\frac{\zeta(1+s)+\zeta(1-s)}{2}$?

To be clear, I'm having trouble with proving both equalities, and would appreciate a hint. I'm also not sure why $1^+$ must be used as opposed to $1^-$. I'm not sure about the definition of $\zeta(x), ...
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Apéry's constant ($\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} + ...
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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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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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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 $\pi/2$ ...
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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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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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Proving $\zeta(2) - \beta(1) + \zeta(4) - \beta(3) + \zeta(6)- \beta(5) + \ldots=1$

Trying to prove $$\zeta(2) - \beta(1) + \zeta(4) - \beta(3) + \zeta(6)- \beta(5) + \ldots=1$$ I found by numerical calculation that (when $k$ goes to infinity) $$\sum_{n=1}^{k}\zeta ...
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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 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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Why are minima of $(k \bmod 4)$-Prime $\zeta$ functions $|P_x(r,t)|$ more frequent for $\frac\pi2\leq t \leq \pi$?

I got these plots when I evaluate the sum of truncated $(k \bmod 4)$-Prime $\zeta$ function, i.e. $$ P_x(r,t)=P_{x;4,1}(-ir\cos t)+P_{x;4,3}(-ir\sin t)=\sum_{x\geq p\;\bmod\;4=3} p^{-ir\cos ...
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New generalization of Riemann Zeta?

I am interested in the following generalization of the Riemann Zeta function: $$ \zeta_M(s,c) = \sum_{n=1}^\infty \left(\frac{n^2}{c^2} + \frac{c^2}{n^2}\right)^{-s} $$ This is most closely related ...
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Dirichlet Series for $\#\mathrm{groups}(n)$

What is known about the Dirichlet series given by $$\zeta(s)=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{\#\mathrm{groups}(n)}{n^{s}}$$ where $\#\mathrm{groups}(n)$ is the number of isomorphism classes of finite ...
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Reference request: $L$-series and $\zeta$-functions

Does anyone know a good book, lecture note, article etc. on $L$-series (Dirichlet, Hecke, Artin) and $\zeta$-functions in number theory? I'm especially interested in material explaining the following: ...
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Riemann zeta function and modulus

The functional equation for the zeta function $ζ(s)$ is given by $ζ(s)=f(s)ζ(1-s)$ (a) We know that if $Re(s)=1/2$, then $|f(s)|=1$. My question is about the case where $|f(s)|=1$ outside the ...
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Serre's proof that zeta function is meromorphic

I try to understand the proof of Chap. VI, n° 3.1, Prop. 10 in Serre's "A course in arithmetic" (page 70). The goal is to prove that zeta-function can be written as \begin{align*} ...
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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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Calculating $\pi$ via the $\zeta$ function?

I was fooling around, trying to come up with a rapid way to compute $\pi$. Then I remembered that we always have: \begin{equation} \zeta(2n)=c\pi^{2n}, \end{equation} where $n$ is a positive integer ...
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Zeta functions of groups and an identity of Ramanujan

Zeta functions are being developed for all sorts of mathematical objects these days. One general situation is that of zeta functions of groups. If $G$ is a finitely generated group then we let ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Evaluating limit $\lim_{m\to{\infty}}\frac{\sum_{k=1}^m\cot^{2n+1}(\frac{k\pi}{2m+1})}{m^{2n+1}}$

How can I prove the following equality? $$\lim_{m\to{\infty}}\frac{\displaystyle\sum_{k=1}^m\cot^{2n+1}\left(\frac{k\pi}{2m+1}\right)}{m^{2n+1}}=\frac{2^{2n+1}\zeta(2n+1)}{\pi^{2n+1}}$$
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On the Dirichlet beta function sum $\sum_{k=2}^\infty\Big[1-\beta(k) \Big]$

Given the Dirichlet beta function, $$\beta(k) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty\frac{(-1)^n}{(2n+1)^k}$$ (The cases k = 2 is Catalan's constant.) It seems, $$\sum_{k=2}^\infty\Big[1-\beta(k) \Big] = ...
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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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Asymptotic behavior of the generalized polygamma function

The generalized polygamma function$^{[1]}$$\!^{[2]}$ is defined as $$\psi^{(\nu)}(z)=e^{-\gamma\!\;\nu}\;\partial_\nu\!\left(\frac{e^{\gamma\!\;\nu}\;\zeta(\nu+1,z)}{\Gamma(-\nu)}\right),\tag1$$ where ...
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Summation of a function

Let $n$ is a positive integer. $n = p_1^{e_1}p_2^{e_2}...p_k^{e_k}$ is the complete prime factorization of $n$. Let me define a function $f(n)$ $f(n) = p_1^{c_1}p_2^{c_2}...p_k^{c_k}$ where $c_k = ...
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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 ...