# Questions tagged [riemann-zeta-function]

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 relating the values at $s$ and $1-s$. This is the most simple example of an $L$-function and a central object of number theory.

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### On integral relating logarithmic of absolute value of Zeta function:

Sorry for such a direct question: Consider the following integral: $$I(t)=\int_{1/2}^{1} {\log|\zeta(a+it)|}da$$ How to find the nature of $I(t)$ as $t\rightarrow\infty$?
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### Optimality of the Riemann Hypothesis

The Riemann hypothesis is equivalent to the assertion that the prime counting function $\pi(x) := \sum_{p \le x} 1$ deviates from the logarithmic integral $Li(x) = \int_2^x \frac{dx}{\log x}$ in the ...
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### Trying to evaluate an integral relating to $\zeta (3)$

So similarly to my search for $\zeta (3)$ over at the mathematics stack exchange, I have continued to attempt to work towards a closed-form for it. The following integral is related to a search of ...
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### How can collections of rational zeta series that are equal to $\sum_{n=2}^{\infty} (\zeta(n) - 1)^{p}$ be obtained?

It has been discovered long ago that $$\sum_{n=2}^{\infty} \big(\zeta(n) - 1\big) = 1. \label{1} \tag{1}$$ More recently, a generalization of this result with binomial coefficients has been obtained: ...
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### Incredibly accurate recursions for the Riemann Zeta function

Last update as of Jan 27, 2021: I posted this as an article for laymen, here. It is very light mathematically speaking, but section 3 is a little more accurate than my post here. During some ...
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### Riemann's attempts to prove RH

I read somewhere that Riemann believed he could find a representation of the zeta function that would allow him to show that all the non-trivial zeros of the zeta function lie on the critical line. I ...
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### More mysteries about the zeros of the Riemann zeta function

Update on 12/26/2020: I added the Appendix at the bottom: simplified formula for $|\zeta(s)|^2$, when $\frac{1}{2}<\Re(s)<1$. Update on 1/5/2020: I added the section "more interesting ...
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### Analytic continuation of the Euler product of odd primes to $s=1$?

From this question, the following expression emerges that is valid for $n \in \mathbb{N}, n \gt 1$: $$\zeta(n) = \frac{\sigma^*_n - \sigma_n + 1}{1-2^{-n}} \tag{1}$$ or equivalently with $p$ = a prime:...
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### Binomial transform of Dirchlet series (2)

Referring to this MO question, i managed to do the following : We denote by $J(k+1,z)$ the sum : $$J(n+1,z)=\sum_{k=0}^{n}(-1)^{k}\binom{n}{k}\frac{\theta(k+1)}{(k+1)^{z}}$$ and by $S(k+1,z)$ the sum :...
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### Is there a Riemann Hypothesis criterion utilizing sum of squares of divisors?

Robin's inequality $$\sigma_1(n)<e^\gamma n\log\log n$$ at integers $n>5040$ provides necessary and sufficient condition for Riemann Hypothesis where $\sigma_1(n)=\sum_{d|n}d$ is sum of divisors ...
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### Closed form of the sum $\sum_{r\ge2}\frac{\zeta(r)}{r^2}$

Note: This question has been brought here from MSE. I have been working on various sums involving the zeta function (which come up frequently in my research), and it turned out that many of them had ...
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### Proving that the Riemann zeta function is zero free on Re=1 using the prime number theorem

Is $\frac{-\zeta'(s)}{\zeta(s)}+\frac{-s}{s-1}$ an analytic continuation, holomorphic for $Re\ s > 0,\ s\neq 1$, of $f(s)=s\int_{1}^{\infty}\frac{\psi(x)-x}{x^{s+1}}\mathrm{d}x$? If so: Let $s_{0}$ ...
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### Value of $\zeta(3/2)$?

Is anything known about the value of $$\zeta(3/2)=\sum_{n\geq 1}\frac{1}{n^{3/2}}?$$ It is a classical result that $\displaystyle \zeta(2)= \frac{\pi^2}{6}$ and $\zeta(3)$ has been shown to be ...