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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How did Riemann calculate the first few non-trivial zeros of Zeta?

Does anyone know how Riemann calculated the first few non-trivial zeros of the Zeta function? I am wondering if he approximated the integral, $\frac{1}{2 \pi i} \int_{R} \frac{{\xi}^\prime(z)}{\xi ...
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On link between Riemann hypothesis and partial GRH

Is there a way to show that if the Riemann hypothesis holds for Dirichlet L-function associated to primitive Dirichlet character (excluding trivial character $\chi(1)$ which could be qualified of ...
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Definite integral probably equal to zeta with known (but unusable) closed form for the indefinite integral

Related to this and this questions. Basically got definite integral that experimentally equals $\zeta(s)$ both numerically and symbolically. Closed form for the indefinite integral is known, but I ...
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Does this infinite sum provide a new analytic continuation for $\zeta(s)$?

It is well known that the infinite sum: $$\displaystyle \zeta(s) = \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^s}$$ only converges for $\Re(s)>1$. The Dirichlet 'alternating' sum: $$\displaystyle \zeta(s) = ...
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Are the zeros of the sum/difference of these integrals all on the critical line?

The answers given to the question whether all zeros in the critical strip of $\zeta(s)\pm\zeta(1-s)$ lie on the critical line, suggest that this can indeed be proven, however only for those zeros ...
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Naive conjecture about zeros and local extrema of $\Re \zeta(\sigma+i t)$ (resp. $\Im \zeta(\sigma+ it)$) for $ 0 \le \sigma \le \frac12$

Based on limited numerical evidence, I suspect this conjecture. Conjecture: Fix $ 0 \le \sigma \le \frac12$ and let $t > 0$. Between consecutive local extrema of $\Re \zeta(\sigma+i t)$ (resp. ...
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Consequences of a bound on possible counterexamples to Riemann hypothesis

The Riemann hypothesis has many strong consequences in number theory. The question is: would a bound on the number of zeros of Riemann zeta-function in the critical strip with real part not equal 1/2 ...
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Is there always a zero between consecutive local extrema of $\Re \zeta(1/2+it)$ (or $\Im \zeta(1/2+i t)$

Based on limited numerical evidence, I am inclined to suspect that there is always zero of $\Re \zeta(1/2+it)$ between consecutive local extrema of $\Re \zeta(1/2+it)$ (and the same for $\Im ...
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Inequality for the modulus of Riemann zeta on horizontal lines and alleged partial result of Maple

According to a conjecture p.4 $|\zeta(\frac12 -\Delta + it))| > |\zeta(\frac12 + \Delta + i t|$ for $0 < \Delta < \frac12$ and $|t| > 2 \pi +1$. Since $\zeta(\overline{s}) = ...
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Finite sum seemingly related to nontrivial zeta zeros

For $t \in \mathbb{R}$ define $$ F(t) = \sum_{n=1}^{[t]} \frac{(-1)^{(n-1)}}{n^{\frac12 + it}}$$ Let $\operatorname{Arg}(t)$ be $\operatorname{atan2}(\Im t , \Re t)$ - basically this is $\arctan$, ...
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Differential equation for zeta on the critical line

Edit Major rewrite since Johan Andersson observed the original question is trivial because of vanishing of coefficients. From this question $$ \zeta(1-x) = ...
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$\zeta(x)$ in terms of $\zeta'(x),\zeta'(1-x),\Gamma,\psi$

By differentiating $\xi$ and solving for $\zeta(1-x)$: $$ \zeta(1-x) = \frac{2(\zeta'(x)\Gamma(x/2)+\Gamma((1-x)/2) \zeta'(1-x)\pi^{x-1/2}) )}{\Gamma((1-x)/2) \pi^{-1/2+x}(2\log\pi ...
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computing a certain contour integral [closed]

I want to compute an integral along a vertical line segment. The function I'm integrating involves the zeta-function, and usually the way such integrals are done treats the line segment as one side ...
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Can $\zeta(s)$ for $\Re(s)>1$ be split into two factors that each can be analytically continued?

Assuming the RH and $s \in \mathbb{C}, \rho_n =\frac12 \pm i\gamma_n$, the following (altered) Hadamard product: $$\displaystyle \displaystyle \prod_{n=1}^\infty \left(1- \frac{s}{\frac12+ (-1)^n i ...
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Complex zeros of $\zeta'(s)/\zeta(s) + \zeta'(1-s)/\zeta(1-s) $ = simpler expression (except at zeta zeros)

Let $ G(s) := \frac{\zeta'(s)}{\zeta(s)} + \frac{\zeta'(1-s)}{\zeta(1-s)}$ where $s$ is not a zero of zeta. $G$ has real zeros and a pair of complex zeros near $\frac12 \pm 6i$. Partial results: By ...
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How is “large” defined in an equality for the modulus of Riemann zeta?

This paper p.4 claims: Corollary C. Assume RH. For all large $t$ we have $$|\zeta(\frac12 +it)| \le \exp\left(\frac38 \frac{\log{t}}{\log{\log{t}}}\right) \qquad (1) $$ $t$ a Gram points often ...
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On the critical line $ \Re \zeta'(s)/\zeta(s) =? 1/2 \log(\pi) - 1/2 \Re \psi(s/2)$ ?

For $\Re s = 1/2$ numerical evidence suggest: $$ \Re \zeta'(s)/\zeta(s) = 1/2 \log(\pi) - 1/2 \Re \psi(s/2) \qquad (1) $$ How this was found. Consider the symmetrized zeta function $\zeta^*(x)= ...
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Quasicrystals and the Riemann Hypothesis

Let $0 < k_1 < k_2 < k_3 < \cdots $ be all the zeros of the Riemann zeta function on the critical line: $$ \zeta(\frac{1}{2} + i k_j) = 0 $$ Let $f$ be the Fourier transform of the sum ...
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Zeta sum $\sum_{n=2}^\infty \frac{\zeta(n)}{a^n}$

Probably this is known, but mathworld and wolfram alpha don't recognize this potential identities. Numerical evidence suggests: $$ \sum_{n=2}^\infty \frac{\zeta(n)}{a^n} =? \sum_{n=1}^\infty ...
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Sign of Mertens function

It is well-known that Mertens function $$M(N)=\sum_{i=1}^N\mu(n)$$ changes sign infinitely many times when $N\rightarrow +\infty$. Question: Is there a proof of this statement without Riemann zeta ...
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Bounds for $\sum_{k=1}^\infty\frac{(-1)^{k+1}x^k}{(k-1)!\zeta(2k)}$

Let $$ f(x) = \sum_{k=1}^\infty\frac{(-1)^{k+1}x^k}{(k-1)!\zeta(2k)}$$ Are there lower bounds, upper bounds or (unlikely) simpler closed form for $f(x)$? The bounds for Bernoulli numbers I ...
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References on Taylor series expansion of Riemann xi function

I am looking for the references on Taylor series expansion of Riemann xi function at $\frac{1}{2}$. $$ \xi (s)=\sum_0^{\infty}a_{2n}(s-\frac{1}{2})^{2n}$$ where ...
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Closed form for derivatives $\zeta^{(n)}(1/2)$

According to mathworld 41,42. "Derivatives $\zeta^{(n)}(1/2)$ can also be given in closed form" with example for the first derivative. What is the closed form? References? The motivation is that ...
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zeta(2k+1) is a rational multiple of pi^{2k} zeta'(-2 k) ?

Probably this is well know and elementary and will delete it, but couldn't find it on the web. Got a sketch of proof and numerical evidence that $\zeta(2k+1)$ is a rational multiple of $\pi^{2k} ...
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zeta(3) in terms of derivatives of zeta at 1/2 and pi

Got numerical support that for odd $n$, $\zeta(n)$ might be expressed in terms of the derivatives of $\zeta(\frac12)$. Based on More Zeta Functions for the Riemann Zeros, Andre Voros, p.12, Table 3: ...
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What is the (fractional) half-derivative of zeta at $s=0$ (and how to compute it)?

(I asked this in MSE before but there was only a general reference which did not help for my specific question) I think I understood the concept of fractional derivatives applied to ...
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Alternating sums of the non-trivial zeros of $\zeta(s)$.

It is known that the infinite sum of the non-trivial zeros $\rho_n =\beta + \gamma_ni$ of $\zeta(z)$, when taken in pairs that are either conjugated or reflexive (they give the same outcome), ...
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Does there exist a closed form for the factors of this infinite product ?

Assume $s,a \in \mathbb{C}, a \pm in \ne 0$. The following infinite product nicely converges and can be expressed in a closed form: $$\displaystyle \prod_{n=1}^\infty \left(1- \frac{s}{a+i n} ...
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Riemann Z function, bounds on number of non-trivial zeros along horizontal lines, rather than vertical ones

Concerning the non-trivial zeros of the Riemann Zeta function, one can find quite a lot of literature on: the rate of growth of the number of zeros along the vertical critical line, the zero-free ...
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Good uses of Siegel zeros?

The short version of my question goes: What is known to follow from the existence of Siegel zeros? A longer version to give an idea of what I have in mind: The "expectional zeros" of course first ...
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Is there an explicit expression for the imaginary part of some non-trivial zero of zeta,

Is there an explicit expression for the imaginary part of some non-trivial zero of zeta, in terms of well-known constants, such as say $\gamma$ or $\pi$ say ?
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$\prod_{n=1}^{\infty} n^{\mu(n)}=\frac{1}{4 \pi ^2}$

When I tested this in Mathematica, I had expected it to say it did not converge. However, I got this: $$\prod_{n=1}^\infty n^{\mu(n)}=\frac{1}{4 \pi ^2}$$ Note: this is the reciprocal of (3) ...
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Efficient way for computation of derivatives of $f(x) = \zeta(1-x) + 1/x $ at integer x?

[This question is copied from math.stackexchange, it didn't get answers so far] For some exercises with (divergent) summation of the Stieltjes constants,see also MSE I'm trying a formula, which ...
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Is there a connection between the closed forms of these two infinite products?

Take the following two infinite products that have closed forms. Assume: $\gamma_n > 0 \in \mathbb{R};s,a,x \in \mathbb{C}; x \ne 0,a \pm ix\gamma_n \ne 0$ The first product: $$\displaystyle ...
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Pair correlation for the Riemann zeros and $(\zeta^\prime(s)/\zeta(s))^\prime$

Added Background: The pair correlation of the zeros of the Riemann zeta function is influenced by the the derivative of the logarithmic derivative $(\zeta^\prime(s)/\zeta(s))^\prime$; see for example ...
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On the Universality of the Riemann zeta-function

Hi, I have a question regarding the universality property of the Riemann zeta-function. I am no expert on this, so I'd be glad for any relevant reference. First, recall Voronin's remarkable theorem ...
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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_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}} \left[ {\rm li}(t^{\frac zn-s}) \right]^{x}_2 \tag{7} ...
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Can infinite polynomials be expressed as a product of its linear factors?

Background: In the 1700s, Euler solved the Basel Problem, which was to solve $\sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac{1}{n^2}$ in closed-form. Euler showed that it was equal to $\frac{\pi^2}{6}$ by first expressing ...
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What can be said about zeros of $\zeta(s)$ sharing the largest real part?

Specifically, if $\rho$ is such that $\zeta(\rho)=0$ and $\max_{\rho}\Re(\rho)= \Theta$, can anything interesting be said about the number/distribution of zeros on the vertical line $\sigma=\Theta$? ...
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A closed form of infinite products of complex zeros involving $\Im(\rho_n)$. Does a proof of this closed form imply RH?

Building on this question scaling the imaginary part of $\rho$s in infinite products, I like to conjecture that: $$\displaystyle \prod_{n=1}^\infty \left(1- \frac{s}{\mu_n} \right) \left(1- ...
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Upper bounds for $\zeta(s)$ on the critical line

In Graham and Kolesnik's "Van der Corput's Method of Exponential Sums" they mention the results of Watt (1989) who obtained $\zeta(1/2 + it) = O(t^{89/560 + \epsilon})$. Is anyone aware of more ...
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The Riemann zeros and the heat equation

The Riemann xi function $\Xi(x)$ is defined, with $s=1/2+ix$, as $$ \Xi(x)=\frac12 s(s-1)\pi^{-s/2}\Gamma(s/2)\zeta(s)=2\int_0^\infty \Phi(u)\cos(ux) \, du, $$ where $\Phi(u)$ is defined as $$ ...
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What happens to $\zeta(s)$ when all its $\Im(\rho_n)$ are “scaled” linearly?

I found that the following infinite product with $\mu = a +n b i$ and a,b real, $s \in \mathbb{C}$: $$\displaystyle \prod_{n=1}^\infty \left(1- \frac{s}{\mu} \right) \left(1- \frac{s}{1-\mu} ...
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$\zeta(2k+1)$ expressed in a product of two infinite products of non-trivial zeros.

Take the Hadamard product for $\zeta(s)$: $$\displaystyle \zeta(s) = \pi^{\frac{s}{2}} \dfrac{\prod_\rho \left(1- \frac{s}{\rho} \right) \left(1- \frac{s}{1-\rho} ...
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Geometric / physical / probabilistic interpretations of Riemann zeta(n>1)?

What are some physical, geometric, or probabilistic interpretations of the values of the Riemann zeta function at the positive integers greater than one? I've found some examples: 1) In MO-Q111339 ...
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The influence of $\chi(s)$ on complex zeros of $\frac{\zeta(\overline{s})}{\zeta(1-s)} \pm \frac{\zeta(s)}{\zeta(1-\overline{s})}$

I was exploring the formula: $$g(s)_{\pm} := \displaystyle \frac{\zeta(\overline{s})}{\zeta(1-s)} \pm \frac{\zeta(s)}{\zeta(1-\overline{s})}$$ and found that for all $\Re(s) \ne \frac12$: ...
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Riemann zeta function at positive integers and an Appell sequence of polynomials related to fractional calculus

I was exploring some raising and lowering operators related to an infinitesimal generator for fractional integro-derivatives and found an Appell sequence of polynomials, i.e., an infinite sequence of ...
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Mellin inverse of the Hadamard product rep. of the Riemann zeta function?

The floor function is given - by Perron's formula - as a Mellin inverse of the zeta function. namely : $$\left \lfloor x \right \rfloor=\frac{1}{2\pi ...
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Sharpening of Lindelöf hypothesis

The Lindelöf hypothesis is: $$ \forall \epsilon >0,\exists C_\epsilon >0,\forall t\ge 1,\quad \vert\zeta(\frac12+it)\vert\le C_\epsilon t^\epsilon.\qquad \tag{LH}. $$ It is a weaker statement ...
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How to check numerical precision of my computation of Stieltjes-constants?

In a thread in MSE I proposed an older routine of mine for the efficient computation of coefficients; I use a very similar routine for the quick&dirty computation of the Stieltjes-constants. ...