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Questions tagged [riemann-hypothesis]

Questions on the Riemann hypothesis, a conjecture on the behavior of the complex zeros of the Riemann $\zeta$ function. You might want to add the tag [riemann-zeta] to your question as well.

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Showing that a Hermitian matrix can have eigenvalues that correspond to arbitrary numbers does not prove the Hilbert-Polya conjecture, does it?

I read in Wikipedia about the Hilbert-Polya conjecture that: " ...a physical reason that the Riemann hypothesis should be true, and suggested that this would be the case if the imaginary parts $...
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Mobius function and exp(2 pi i n x)

We know that \begin{equation} \sum_{n \geq 1} \frac{\mu(n)}{n^{s}} = \frac{1}{\zeta(s)}, \end{equation} and so, the left series can be plainly analytically continued to $\text{Re}(s) \leq 1$. ...
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Related Forms for the Riemann Hypothesis over Finite Fields

There are several formulations and consequences of the Riemann Hypothesis for Curves over Finite Fields. I am interested in the logical implications between those, and in elementary (as possible) ...
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What would the Riemann Hypothesis mean for the Prime Number Theorem?

The Prime Number Theorem states $\pi(n)\sim \dfrac{n}{\ln n}$. Would there be an equally simple expression if Riemann's Hypothesis were proved true? From Chebyshev Function, would $\pi(n)\sim \dfrac{...
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Proof that the spectrum of prime distribution will give zeros of Riemann Zeta function

Many of us have read that the spectrum of prime distribution will give zeros of Riemann Zeta function. For example, Mazur and Stein's book: (http://wstein.org/rh/rh.pdf ) have many nice pictures that ...
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Did Hardy prove that there are countably, or uncountably many zeros on the line Re$(s)=1/2$ of $\zeta(s)$?

It's known that Hardy proved that there are infinitely many zeros of $\zeta(s)$ on the line Re$(s)=\frac{1}{2}$, but did he prove it's countably infinite? Or uncountable?
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Why Riemann hypothesis and not Riemann's conjecture

I have a stupid question. We say Erdös's conjecture, Goldbach's conjecture, Beal's conjecture... and so on. But we don't say 'Riemann's conjecture.' Instead we use the word 'hypothesis'. Why?
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Why are the trivial zeros of the Riemann zeta function only negative?

The functional equation of the Riemann zeta function is $$\zeta(s)=2^s\pi^{s-1}\sin(s\pi/2)\Gamma(1-s)\zeta(1-s)$$ clearly $2^s$ and $\pi^{1-s}$ are never equal to zero on the complex plane, and ...
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Proof of Riemann Hypothesis [closed]

This proof was released this year: http://arxiv.org/abs/1508.00533 Where is the mistake? I just found it and was wondering how obviously wrong it is.
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Covariance group of the functional equation of an L-function

These last few days, I've been wondering whether one could consider the parameters/variables $\chi$ and $s$ a Dirichlet L-function depends on as coordinates such that the pair of transformations $(\...
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What impact would Riemann's conjecture if it had to be demonstrated as a whole?

I ask myself for many years without ever having answers that suit me. What impact would Riemann's conjecture if it had to be demonstrated as a whole? What would be the impact on our lives? I ...
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Wouldn't the asymptotes of the 2D projection of the inverse of the Riemann Zeta function show the real part of all the non-trivial zeros?

Can somebody provide a visualization of $z=\frac{1}{\zeta(x+iy)}\pm N$ for some large $N$ projected onto the $xz$-plane? I would imagine that if we found any asymptotes converging anywhere other than ...
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Will Riemann Hypothesis, if true, give us the exact value of number of primes less than a given number?

As we know that RH is the most popular unsolved problem in all of maths. If this hypothesis is true, then will it give us the power to predict the exact number of primes less then a given number? And ...
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About one of Riemann's Hypothesis' consequence

In Schoenfeld's (1976) Paper: "Sharper bounds for the Chebyshev functions $\theta(x)$ and $\psi(x)$. II", it is shown in Corollary 1. (6.18) that if the Riemann Hypothesis holds, then : $$|\pi (x) -...
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What is the origin of this Riemann Hypothesis equivalent involving the Liouville function?

Peter Borwein (in his 2006 book The Riemann Hypothesis: A Resource for the Afficionado and Virtuoso Alike, p. 6) provides an equivalence between the Riemann Hypothesis and this conjecture involving ...
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A mixture with ingredients of two equivalences with Riemann Hypothesis

Let $f(x)=x\cdot(\log x)^x$ for $x\geq 2$, then integrating $\log f(x)=\int_2^x f'(t)/f(t)dt$, it is easy to prove the first statement of following, and directly if we put $x=e^H_n$ and add $H_n$ the ...
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GRH versus RH - Big picture

What is the relation between generalized Riemann Hypothesis and Riemann Hypothesis? Does proving one have implication the other? Are there results which implies failure of one to failure of other? ...
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Connection between Riemann hypothesis and distribution of primes. [closed]

Honestly, I have to say that I have hardly any experience in number theory. That's maybe one additional reason why the Riemann hypothesis has such a "mystic" appearance for me. You always hear or read ...
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Does the Riemann-Hypothesis imply the Twin-Prime-Conjecture?

The Riemann hypothesis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riemann_hypothesis) is one of the most important conjectures in number theory. I read that the Riemann hypothesis implies the Goldbach Conjecture ...
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Proof of Functional Equation Zeta

$$ \pi^{-s/2}\zeta(s)\Gamma(s/2)=\pi^{-(1-s)/2}\zeta(1-s)\Gamma((1-s)/2) $$ (That's the equation that want to prove) Hello guys, so I'm trying to prove the functional equation of Riemann Zeta, ...
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Estimate for partial sums of a series equivalent to the Riemann hypothesis

The sums $$S_N=\sum_{n=1}^N\frac{\mu(n)}{n},$$ where $\mu$ is the Moebius function, are known to tend to 0 as $N\to+\infty$. As far as I remember, there was an estimate on $S_N$ equivalent to the ...
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How do you prove that $M(N)=O(N^{1/2+\epsilon})$ from the Riemann Hypothesis?

I understand that if $M(N)=O(N^\sigma)$, then $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{\mu(n)}{n^s}=\frac{1}{\zeta(s)}$ and therefore $$ \frac{1}{s\zeta(s)} = \int_0^\infty M(x) x^{-(s+1)} dx $$ for $s>\sigma$, ...
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How to prove the Riemann hypothesis holds for the first non-trivial zero? [duplicate]

The Riemann hypothesis states that all non-trivial zeros of the Riemann zeta function $\zeta(z)$ lie on the critical line $\Re(z)=1/2$. The MathWorld page on this topic mentions that the hypothesis ...
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Any correlation to Merten's function?

Here is a plot of partial sums of Liouville Lambda and Moebius Mu: Notice the differences (in green) are tantalizingly close to $-n^{\frac{1}{2}}$. Does this have any correlation to Merten's ...
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how to prove an approximate to Riemann Xi function having only real zeros

I am searching for approximates to Riemann Xi function. Riemann $\Xi(z)$ function is related to Riemann $\zeta(s)$ function via $$\Xi(z)=\xi(1/2+iz)=\xi(s)=(1/2)s(s-1)\pi^{-s/2}\Gamma(s/2)\zeta(s)$$ ...
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On the series $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} (H_{n}+\exp(H_{n})\log(H_{n}))/n^{s}$, where $H_{n}$ is the $n$th harmonic number

It is known the following (see [1], here is an open access PDF on his homepage): Theorem (Lagarias, 2002). Let $\sigma(n)$ denote the sum of the positive divisors of $n$. Riemann Hypothesis holds ...
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Are there papers or books that explain why Bernhard Riemann believed that his hypothesis is true?

I would like to know what are the mathematical reasons for which Bernhard Riemann believed that his hypothesis is true, and I would like to know if those mathematical reasons were cited in his ...
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Riemann hypothesis reformulation - again

Yesterday I started to write a paper about the reformulation of the Riemann Hypothesis. My idea was to map the function such that all of the trivial zeros are outside of the unit disk, and the non-...
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What are the most promising approches for solving Riemann hypothesis? [closed]

I'm not a mathematician but still I'm very interested in Riemann hypothesis. I discovered it with the Numberphile channel. I would like to know what are the current work done of this subject and if ...
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Bibilography: Riemann's hypothesis and positive semi-definite billinear forms

This is a bibliography request: I remember browsing through a book, some years ago, in a library, in which Riemann's hypothesis was proved over some type of fields (I cannot remember what type), the ...
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What is general Riemann's Hypothesis? [duplicate]

What makes it so important in analytic number theory?
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Can $\zeta(s)$ be written in the form $\zeta(s)=\Re(\zeta(s))+i·\Im(\zeta(s)) $ for some subset of $\mathbb{C}$?

Can $\zeta(s)$ be written in the form $\zeta(s)=f(s)+g(s) i $ for some subset of $\mathbb{C}$? I mean, is it possible to develop at least one of the formulas of $\zeta(s)$ so you get something like... ...
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Would the Riemann Hypothesis being false affect how frequently primes occur in the number system?

I want to know that if Riemann hypothesis is false (big assumption) would that lead to any effect in how frequently primes occur . Well I got this half cooked information from here: http://chat....
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Proving the Riemann Hypothesis and Impact on Cryptography

I was talking with a friend last night, and she raised the topic of the Clay Millennium Prize problems. I mentioned that my "favorite" problem is the Riemann Hypothesis; I explained what it posits ...
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Errors in following paper

In the paper "On the Level Curves of the Xi Function" http://arxiv.org/abs/1002.0352v8, John Breslaw takes a very similar approach to a study of the Riemann hypothesis I did while I was in my first ...
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Is this a valid attempt at the Riemann Hypothesis? [closed]

From Marcus Du Sautoy's book “The music of the primes”, there is a method of finding a very long list of N consecutive numbers which are not primes. e.g $101!+2, 101!+3,...,101!+101$ all of which are ...
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Titchmarsh S function

SO it is known that Titchmarsh S function $$ S(T)= \pi^{-1} arg\quad \zeta\bigg(\frac{1}{2}+iT\bigg)$$ under the assumption of *riemann hypothesis * gives $$ S(T)=O(\frac{\log T}{\log \log T})$$ can ...
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RH would follow from $\displaystyle \frac{p_{n+1}}{p_{n+1}-1}<\frac{\log\log N_{n+1}}{\log\log N_n} $ for all $n>1$; what is my mistake?

Let $N_n=\prod_{k=1}^np_k$ be the primorial of order $n$,$\gamma$ be the Euler-Mascheroni constant and $\varphi$ denote the Euler phi function. Nicolas showed that if the Riemann Hypothesis is true, ...
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Some clarifications on analytic continuation of Riemann's Zeta function on $\frac 1 2$

Here's my problem: Riemann's Zeta function converge iff $x>1$ so if I want to have a finite value for $\zeta(\frac 1 2)$ I need to use it's analytic continuation but Riemann's hypothesis states ...
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For Riemann Hypothesis, many people seek physics intuition, why not for Goldbach Conjecture ?

All: As we all know, for Riemann Hypothesis research, many people seek physics intuition, to understand more fundamental reasons why Riemann Hypothesis shall hold. In this direction, we have ...
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Is there an equivalent statement of Riemann Hypothesis in term of Random Matrix or physics theory?

We all know that Riemann Hypothesis has many equivalent statements. After Montgomery’s works on pair-relationship, we now know that ZEROs of Riemann Zeta function has similar properties as ...
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Can the Riemann hypothesis be relaxed to say that this matrix A consists of square roots?

I realize that asking this question is like presenting to a patent attorney a wheel-less skateboard while asking to patent a hoverboard. Anyways. Lagarias version of the Riemann hypothesis sets a ...
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Why proving Riemann hypothesis is practically important?

I agree that studying pure mathematics is meaningful by intellectual curiosity itself. However, after AKS algorithm is found, I have a question "Is still Riemann hypothesis practically important ...
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Riemann Hypothesis, is this statement equivalent to Mertens function statement?

All: I saw one form of Riemann Hypothesis, it says: $$ \lim ∑(μ(n))/n^σ $$ Converges for all σ > ½ Is this statement same as the order of Mertens function is less than square root of n ?
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parity problems for sieve methods, is it only for Selberg Sieve or for all sieve methods?

It is said that sieve methods have parity problems. Terence Tao gave this "rough" statement of the problem: "Parity problem. If A is a set whose elements are all products of an odd number of primes ...
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How to prove that Riemann zeta function is zero for negative even numbers? [duplicate]

Can anyone please explain to me how to prove that Riemann zeta function is 0 for all negative even numbers. In many references , they have just given the statement without any proof. Any explanation ...
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What are some equivalent statements of (strong) Goldbach Conjecture?

What are some equivalent statements of (strong) Goldbach Conjecture ? We all know that Riemann Hypothesis has some interesting equivalent statements. My favorites are involved with Mertens ...
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Importance of the zero free region of Riemann zeta function

I have heard that for improving the error term in the Prime Number Theorem, we need better and better estimates on the zero free region. I have also heard that the best possible error term comes from ...
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Are these known telescoping series for $\zeta\left(\frac12\right)$?

There are many known telescoping series for $\zeta(s)$ and I was playing with the following two: $$\displaystyle \zeta(s) = \frac{1}{(s-1)} \left(\sum _{n=1}^{\infty } \left( {\frac {n}{(n+1)^{s}}} - ...
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Symmetry and the zeta function

It is an incontestable fact that symmetry is one of, if not the, most powerful tools a mathematician can have at his or her disposal. What I want to know, is if there are any good reasons as to why it ...