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Mathematics professor at Cambridge
Feb 1 |
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Why does the Riemann zeta function have non-trivial zeros?
It's precisely this issue -- why the error term in PNT isn't absolutely tiny -- that I want to understand. E.g. to prove that π(x) does not approximate $Li(x)$ to within $latex x^{1/3}$, the obvious method is to point to the zeros on the critical line. So I'm going round in circles. With the help of the functional equation one can say that if there are no zeros on or to the right of the critical line then there are none at all, but I don't count that as an intuitive argument. |
Feb 1 |
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Why does the Riemann zeta function have non-trivial zeros?
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Feb 1 |
asked | Why does the Riemann zeta function have non-trivial zeros? |
Jan 26 |
awarded | Nice Answer |
Jan 23 |
awarded | Nice Answer |
Jan 22 |
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Proving “almost all matrices over C are diagonalizable”.
Or you could simply upper-triangularize your matrix and do the same. |
Jan 22 |
answered | Switching Research Fields |
Jan 22 |
awarded | Nice Answer |
Jan 21 |
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A random variable: is it a function or an equivalence class of functions?
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Jan 21 |
answered | A random variable: is it a function or an equivalence class of functions? |
Jan 20 |
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Experimental Mathematics
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Jan 18 |
answered | Baire category theorem |
Jan 17 |
answered | Experimental Mathematics |
Jan 16 |
answered | Justifying a theory by a seemingly unrelated example |
Jan 15 |
answered | Nontrivial question about fibonacci numbers? |
Jan 15 |
awarded | Nice Question |
Jan 15 |
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Improving a sequence of 1s and -1s
Quick question: does the set of 1s in a quasiperiodic sequence have to have a well-defined density? I keep trying to find a counterexample and I keep failing. |
Jan 15 |
awarded | Nice Question |
Jan 15 |
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Has mathoverflow yet led to mathematical breakthroughs?
Apologies if I have asked the question in the wrong place -- meta isn't where it should be in my consciousness but I'll put it there now. |
Jan 15 |
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Improving a sequence of 1s and -1s
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