# An inverse Mellin transform

Is it possible to compute the inverse transform of

$$\frac{1}{a^{-s}\cos( \frac{\pi s}{2})\Gamma (s)}$$

or similarly is it possible to compute the Inverse Mellin transform ??

$$\frac{ \zeta (1-s)}{\zeta (s)}$$

$$\frac{ \zeta (s)}{\zeta (1-s)}$$

The Mellin inverse is given by

$$\frac{1}{2\pi i}\int_{c-i\infty}^{c+i\infty}dsF(s)x^{-s}$$

• For the Mellin transformed function, you have to provide the strip on which it is defined; the reverse transform depends on this strip ($c$ has to within the strip). – Fabian Dec 16 '12 at 17:36
• in this case , can we find a function so $$\frac{\zeta (1-s)}{\zeta (s)}= \int_{0}^{\infty}dt f(t)t^{s-1}$$ – Jose Garcia Dec 16 '12 at 21:46
• again, for which values of $\text{Re} s$ this relation should hold? – Fabian Dec 16 '12 at 22:14
• Hint: $\int_0^\infty x^s\sin ax~dx=a^{-s-1}\Gamma(s+1)\cos\dfrac{\pi s}{2}$ , according to eqworld.ipmnet.ru/en/auxiliary/inttrans/FourSin2.pdf – doraemonpaul Jul 5 '15 at 0:24

For the first one $$\mathcal{M}^{-1}\left[ \frac{1}{a^{-s}\cos( \frac{\pi s}{2})\Gamma (s)} \right] = \frac{2 a \cos\left(\frac{a}{x}\right)}{\pi x}$$
For the $\zeta$ expressions we can use the Riemann functional equation $$\zeta(s) = 2^s\pi^{s-1}\ \sin\left(\frac{\pi s}{2}\right)\ \Gamma(1-s)\ \zeta(1-s)$$ Then find the inverse Mellin transforms $$\mathcal{M}^{-1}\left[2^s \pi^{s-1} \sin\left(\frac{\pi s}{2}\right)\Gamma(1-s)\right] = \frac{2 \cos(\frac{2\pi}{x})}{x}$$ and $$\mathcal{M}^{-1}\left[\frac{1}{2^s \pi^{s-1} \sin(\frac{\pi s}{2})\Gamma(1-s)}\right] = 2 \cos(2 \pi x)$$
• Apply the residue theorem to $\frac{1}{2\pi i}\int_{1/2-i\infty}^{1/2+i\infty} \frac{1}{\cos( \frac{\pi s}{2})\Gamma (s)}x^{-s}ds$ – reuns Nov 11 '17 at 13:27
• I'm still getting the same answer now that I have done it fully. Sum of the residues is $$\frac{2}{\pi}\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{(-1)^{n+1} a^{2n+1}}{(2n)! x^{2n+1}} = \frac{2 a \cos(a/x)}{\pi x}$$ – Benedict W. J. Irwin Nov 12 '17 at 10:05