The Riemann zeta function is the function of one complex variable $s$ defined by the series $\zeta(s) = \sum_{n \geq 1} \frac{1}{n^s}$ when $\operatorname{Re}(s)>1$. It admits a meromorphic continuation to $\mathbb{C}$ with only a simple pole at $1$. This function satisfies a functional equation ...

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Calculating Riemann Non-Trivial Zeros [closed]

I recently started studying about the Riemann Hypothesis. I just want to understand if there is any condition that the imaginary part i.e. t in (0.5 + it) should always be greater than 1? For Example, ...
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Approximations to the Mertens function

The Mertens function $M(x)$ is the summatory Möbius function i.e. $$M(x) = \sum_{k=1}^{x} \mu (k)$$ The conjecture that $M(x) = \mathcal{O}\left(x^{\frac{1}{2} + \epsilon}\right)$ was shown to be ...
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One-to-one correspondance between zeta zeros and the prime powers? [closed]

This question is highly speculative, but I would really appreciate some insight into the problem. Previously asked on MSE without answer here. I have noticed an interesting property related to the ...
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Is this differential equation for zeta on the critical line? One can compute it from its derivative and simpler functions

Looks like on the critical line one can compute $\zeta(1/2+it)$ from $\zeta^{'}(1/2+it)$ and simpler functions. Let $$ \begin{aligned} f(t)= & 2\, \left( {\frac { \left( \left| \zeta^{'} ...
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Are there infinitely many zeros of $\chi(s)+ \dfrac{2^{s}- 2^{2s-1}}{2^{s}-1}$ on the critical line?

Take $\chi(s)= 2^s\,\pi^{s-1}\,\sin\left(\frac{\pi\,s}{2}\right)\,\Gamma(1-s)$, so that $\zeta(s)=\chi(s)\,\zeta(1-s)$. The zeros of $\chi(s)=-1$ and the non-trivial zeros $\rho$ of $\zeta(s)$, seem ...
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Do the roots of this equation involving two Euler products all reside on the critical line?

This question loosely builds on the second part of this one. Take the Riemann $\xi$-function: $\xi(s) =\frac12 s\,(s-1) \,\pi^{-\frac{s}{2}}\, \Gamma\left(\frac{s}{2}\right)\, \zeta(s)$. Numerical ...
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Function series involving a suite of imprimitive Dirichlet characters and a zero of $L(\chi,s)$

I have difficulties to understand the behavior of following suite of functions near zero : $$F_P(x)= \sum\limits_{n=P}^{\infty} \chi_P(n) f(nx)$$ With $f(x) = x^{-s_0} e^{-x}$ where $s_0$ is a non ...
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Are all complex zeros of $\Psi^{(s)}(1) \pm \Psi^{(1-s)}(1)$ on the critical line?

veThe balanced polygamma function $\Psi^{(s)}(x)$ for $x=1$ can be expressed as: $$\Psi^{(s)}(1)=\dfrac{\big(\Psi(-s)+\gamma\big)\,\zeta(s+1)+\zeta'(s+1)}{\Gamma(-s)}$$ Note $\Psi(s)$ is the digamma ...
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Are all complex zeros of $\dfrac{\zeta'}{\zeta}(s) \pm \dfrac{\zeta'}{\zeta}(1-s)$ on the critical line $\Re(s)=\frac12$?

Numerical evidence suggests that all complex zeros (real ones exist as well) of: $$\frac{\zeta'}{\zeta}(s) \pm \frac{\zeta'}{\zeta}(1-s)$$ reside on the critical line with $\Re(s)=\frac12$. I made ...
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Counting prime powers $p^{\frac{k}{t}} \left( t \in \mathbb{R}{+}, k \in \mathbb{N} \right)$ by changing $\rho$'s in $\psi(x)$?

With $\rho=\beta+ \gamma \,i$ being a non-trivial zero of $\zeta(s)$, the logarithmic prime counting function is: $$\psi(x) = x - \log(2\pi) - \frac12 \log\left(1- \frac{1}{x^2}\right) - ...
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how understand periodicity in a combination of power, gamma and zeta functions?

Riemann's functional equation may be written: $$ \frac{\zeta(s)}{\zeta(1-s)} = 2^s \pi^{s-1} \sin(\frac{\pi s}2) \Gamma(1-s) \tag{1} $$ and so by symmetry: $$ \frac{\zeta(1-s)}{\zeta(s)} = 2^{1-s} ...
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Is this theorem on $L$-functions known?

Notations For $f$ a meromorphic function on a domain $\Omega\subseteq \textbf{C}$, we shall say for convenience that $f$ is represented by an Ordinary Dirichlet Series (ODS) if $f$ can be written ...
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The horizontal distribution of zeros of $\zeta^\prime(s)$

I have a question about a detail in the proof of Proposition 1.6 in "The horizontal distribution of zeros of $\zeta^\prime(s)$", K. Soundararajan, Duke J. Math. vol. 91 1998. Throughout I will ...
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How to assess the influence of a specific term in this telescoping series for $\zeta(s)$?

I like to expand on this (unanswered) MSE question. Take the following, nicely symmetrical, telescoping series for $\zeta(s)$: $$\displaystyle \zeta(s) = \frac{1}{2\,(s-1)} \left(1+\sum ...
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Asymptotic expansion of $\zeta(s \mid a,b)= \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{(n+a)^{s}(n+b)}$

I'm interested in an asymptotic expansion of the following Riemann zeta-type function $$ \begin{align} \displaystyle \zeta(s \mid a,b) := \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{(n+a)^{s}(n+b)}, \quad \Re a ...
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Square-free grows as $6n/\pi^2$: $k$-th free?

The asymptotic number of square-free numbers $\le n$ is $Q(n) = 6n/\pi^2 + O(\sqrt{n})$. Because $\zeta(2)=\pi^2/6$, $Q(n) \approx n/\zeta(2)$. OEIS A004709 says that cube-free numbers have ...
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Are all zeros of $\xi(a\,s) \pm \xi\left(a\,(1-s)\right)$ on the critical line for $\forall a \in \mathbb{R}/0$?

This question expands on this one and seems to have a stronger result. Take the Riemann $\xi$-function $\xi(s) =\frac12 s\,(s-1) \,\pi^{-\frac{s}{2}}\, \Gamma\left(\frac{s}{2}\right)\, \zeta(s)$. We ...
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How good can we approximate with algebraic curve the egg shaped vanishing of $\Re \zeta(s)$ near the origin?

Related to this question where degree $2$ algebraic curve is good approximation to vanishing of the real part of expression involving zeta. Near the origin, $\Re \zeta(s)$ vanishes in egg shaped ...
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How comes vanishing of the real part of function involving zeta is very well approximated by algebraic curve?

In this question Agno asked about the zeros of $\zeta\left(\frac{s}{a}\right) \pm \zeta\left(\frac{1-s}{a}\right)$. I fixed $a=2$ and the minus sign and defined: $$ f(s)=\Re \left( ...
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Does the Euler product converge at $s=1$ for the Dirichlet $L$ function?

For the Riemann Zeta function, the Euler product converges on $\{Re(s)=1\}$ except at $s=1$.The zeta series diverges everywhere on $\{Re(s)=1\}$. But the $L$ series converges on $\{Re(s)>0\}$. What ...
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Are the complex zeros of $\zeta\left(\frac{s}{a}\right) \pm \zeta\left(\frac{1-s}{a}\right)$ all on the critical line for $a \lt 0, a \ge 1$?

With $s \in \mathbb{C}, a \in \mathbb{R}$, numerical evidence strongly suggests that the complex zeros in the critical strip of: $$\zeta\left(\frac{s}{a}\right) \pm ...
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On a property of Riemann Zeta function zeros

Lets consider the function : $$F(x) = \sum_{n=1} (xn)^{-s_0} e^{-nx} $$ with $s_0$ a zero of the Riemann Zeta function in the critical strip. This sum is well defined for $x \in \mathbb{R}^{+*}$. It ...
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Do all complex zeros in the strip of $\frac{\zeta(s)}{\Gamma(s)} - \frac{\Gamma(1-s)}{\zeta(1-s)}$ lie on the critical line?

Numerical evidence suggests that the complex zeros of: $$f(s):=\frac{\zeta(s)}{\Gamma(s)} - \frac{\Gamma(1-s)}{\zeta(1-s)}$$ all reside on the line $\Re(s)=\frac12$, except for a finite few outside ...
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A relation between the Gamma function and the Mobius function?

It is well known how altering the integral for the Gamma function: $$\displaystyle \Gamma(s) = \int_0^\infty t^{s-1} e^{-t}\,dt$$ through substituting $t=nx$, $$\displaystyle \Gamma(s)\frac{1}{n^s} ...
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Are these identities Newton series?

Newton series is the following expansion of a function: $$f(x)=\sum_{k=0}^\infty \binom{x}k \Delta^k [f]\left (0\right)=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} {x\choose n} \sum_{k=0}^n{n\choose k}(-1)^{k-n}f(k)$$ Now ...
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Telescoping series for $\zeta(s)$, question about the basic ideas and a specific series

There are many known telescoping series that enable analytic continuation of $\sum _n \frac {1}{n^{s}}$ into a variety of domains, however they seem to all be derived from two basic ideas: 1) The ...
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Arithmetic functions associated with Hurwitz Zeta function raised to arbitrary complex powers, $\zeta(s,q)^z$ for $q \in \mathbb{N}$?

If $\zeta(s)$ is the Riemann Zeta function, then $\zeta(n)^z$, with $z \in \mathbb{C}$, $\Re(s)>1$, can be represented as $$\zeta(s)^z=\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{d_z(n)}{n^{-s}}$$ where $d_z(n)$ ...
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Zeta function double product

Is it possible to write the following double product in terms of the zeta function? \begin{align} &\prod_{i=1}^{\infty}\prod_{j=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{1-(p_i\ p_j)^{-s}} \end{align} Extending the ...
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Zeros of the derivative of Riemann's $\xi$-function

The Riemann xi function $\xi(s)$ is defined as $$ \xi(s)=\frac12 s(s-1)\pi^{-s/2}\Gamma(s/2)\zeta(s). $$ It is an entire function whose zeros are precisely those of $\zeta(s)$. Since $\xi$ is real ...
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Residues and values of Riemann Zeta function at some points

I need the following computational results for proving something. Let $1/2 + i\gamma_0$, be the first nontrivial zero of Riemann zeta function, $\zeta(s)$, i.e. $\gamma_0\sim 14.134...$. 1) what is ...
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$\zeta(0)$ and the cotangent function

In preparing some practice problems for my complex analysis students, I stumbled across the following. It is not hard to show, using Liouville's theorem, that $$\pi\cot(\pi ...
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Simultaneous vanishing of convolutions of Mertens function with itself

By Landau's theorem on Dirichlet series, we know that all the step functions ($k\geq 1$) $$M_k(x)=\frac{1}{2\pi i}\int^{2+i\infty}_{2-i\infty}\frac{x^sds}{\zeta^k(s)s}=\sum_{n\leq ...
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Visibility interpretation of Riemann zeta zeros on the critical line?

This is a long shot, but ... The fraction of $\mathbb{Z}^2$ lattice points visible from the origin $1/\zeta(2)=6/\pi^2 \approx 61$%. The fraction of $\mathbb{Z}^3$ lattice points visible from the ...
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The zeta function and classical mechanics

In this paper, Guilherme França and André LeClair show that $$\gamma_{y}\sim 2 \pi \left(y-11/8\right)/W\left((y-11/8)e^{-1}\right)$$ where $W$ is the Lambert W function, and $\gamma_{y}$ is the ...
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Why do $12$ and $120$ occur very often in the denominators of $\zeta(-n)$ for odd $n$?

$\zeta(-n) = - \dfrac{B_{n+1}}{n+1}$ $\zeta(-2n) = 0$ $\zeta(-1) = - \dfrac{1}{12}$ $\zeta(-3) = \dfrac{1}{120}$ $\zeta(-5) = - \dfrac{1}{252}$ $\zeta(-7) = \dfrac{1}{240}$ $\zeta(-9) = - ...
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what would be the consequences on the distribution of primes of $\Lambda=\infty$?

It is widely believed that the quantity $\Lambda:=\lim\sup\dfrac{t_{n+1}-t_{n}}{2\pi/\log t_{n}}$, where $t_{n}$ is the imaginary part of the $n$-th non-trivial zero on the critical line of the ...
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Conjectured alternate form for vanishing of $\Re\zeta(1/2+it)$ except at zeros

Heavily based on Agno's question. Define: $$ \chi(s)=\pi^{-(\frac{s}{2})} \Gamma(\frac{s}{2}) $$ Agno conjectured: only for $\sigma=\frac12$, $\Re(\chi(s)) = \Re(\zeta(s)) =0$ is always true, ...
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Except for a finite few outside the strip, do all complex zeros of $\zeta(a+s)\pm \zeta(a+1-s)$ reside on the critical line for all $a\lt 0$?

Assume $a \in \mathbb{R}$ and $s \in \mathbb{C}$. Numerical evidence suggests that all complex zeros, except for a finite few outside the strip, of: $$\zeta(a+s)\pm \zeta(a+1-s)$$ lie on the line ...
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Cesaro summation of a particular Dirichlet series associated with $\zeta(s)$

If you've investigated the error in Perron's formula in general, you've probably noticed that Cesaro summation $$\lim_{x\rightarrow\infty}\sum_{n\leq x} \left(1-\frac{\log n}{\log ...
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$\eta(s)$ expressed as an 'alternating' sum of Hurwitz Zetas. Why does it only work for sums with an even number of terms?

It is known that: $$\zeta(s)= a^{-s}\,\sum_{k=1}^{a} \zeta_H\left(s,\frac{k}{a}\right)$$ is valid for all $a \in \mathbb{N}$ and all $s \in \mathbb{C}\,/1$, with $\zeta_H$ being the Hurwitz zeta ...
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Conjectured relation between alternating Prime zeta series and Riemann zeta

Let $P(s)$ be the Prime zeta function. Numerical evidence suggests these identities: $$ \sum_{k=1}^\infty \frac{(-1)^{k}P(3k)}{k}=\log{\bigg(\frac{1}{945}\frac{\pi^6}{\zeta(3)}\bigg)}\qquad\quad ...
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Special values of $\zeta$ outside the real line and the critical strip

The values of Riemann's function at the integers have been extensively studied. I was wondering, is there anything interesting known (or conjectured) to happen arithmetically outside the real line ...
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Estimating the height required to find a given small value of $|\zeta(s)|$ near the line $\sigma=1$

There are some qualitative theorems of Bohr, Jessen and Titchmarsh (e.g. The Theory of the Riemann zeta function, E.C. Titchmarsh, pages 306-308) proving that there is a $K=K(a,\alpha,\beta)$ such ...
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On the domain of convergence of usual definition of Riemann zeta function [closed]

If we define Riemann zeta function as it is usually defined so that $$\zeta (s)=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{-s}=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}e^{-s\ln n}$$ then we can rewrite it as: $$\zeta ...
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Are all complex zeros of $Li_s(i)\, + \, Li_{1-\overline{s}}\,(-i)$ equal to the $\rho$'s?

Take the well known square relationship for polylogarithms: $$Li_s(z)\, + \, Li_{s}(-z)=2^{1-s}Li_s(z^2)$$ Assume $z=i$: $$Li_s(i)\, + \, Li_{s}(-i)=2^{1-s}Li_s(-1)=-2^{1-s}\,\eta(s)$$ with ...
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Are all complex zeros of $Li_s(z)\, \pm \, Li_{1-s}(z)$ on the critical line or outside the critical strip for $z \le -1$?

This question loosely builds on this one, however is a bit simpler and I found the results to be more robust. It seems that all zeros in the critical strip $0 \lt \Re(s) < 1$ of: $$Li_s(z)\, \pm ...
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Contour plots of Riemann zeta-function

A glimpse of figures in this preprint seems to suggest that curves $\Re{\zeta(s)}=0$ (or $\Im{\zeta(s)}=0$) do not touch each other in the half-plane $\Re{s}>1$. Question: Is there any ...
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Are all complex zeros of $\frac{\Gamma(s)}{z}Li_s(z) \, \pm \, \frac{\Gamma(1-s)}{z}Li_{1-s}(z)$ on the critical line for all $z \lt 1$?

Numerical evidence suggests that all complex zeros residing in the critical strip $0 < \Re(s) < 1$ of: $$\frac{\Gamma(s)}{z}Li_s(z) \, \pm \, \frac{\Gamma(1-s)}{z}Li_{1-s}(z)$$ are on the ...
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Bounds on horizontal minima of the Riemann zeta function

It is known that $\zeta(s)$ has an infinity of zeros in the strip $0<\sigma<1$ and that those zeros become closer together as $t\rightarrow\infty$. More precisely, Littlewood showed that there ...
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Questions about the Riemann Zeta Function

How many contiguous zeros of zeta are known, to what height How many contiguous primes are known, to what height How many zeta zeros determine how many primes, to what exactness For example, would ...