By Peter Borwein, Stephen Choi, Brendan Rooney, Andrea Weirathmueller
This ebook offers the Riemann speculation, hooked up difficulties, and a flavor of the physique of concept built in the direction of its resolution. it's special on the expert non-expert. just about all the fabric is offered to any senior arithmetic scholar, and masses is offered to somebody with a few college arithmetic. The appendices comprise a variety of unique papers that surround crucial milestones within the evolution of thought hooked up to the Riemann speculation. The appendices additionally comprise a few authoritative expository papers. those are the “expert witnesses” whose perception into this box is either important and irreplaceable.
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For a proof of this theorem, see Section 63 of . Now let s = 12 + it for t ∈ R, and let N1 (T ) be the number of zeros of ζ(s) in the rectangle R with vertices at −1 − iT, 2 − iT, 2 + iT, −1 + iT (note that N1 (T ) = 2N (T ), where N (T ) is as defined in the first section of Chapter 2). 1 we have N1 (T ) − 1 = 1 2πi − ∂R ζ (s) ds, ζ(s) as long as T is not the imaginary part of a zero of ζ(s). The −1 term, which appears on the left-hand side of the equation, corresponds to the pole of ζ(s) located at s = 1.
1 Number-Theoretic Equivalences Number-theoretic equivalences of the Riemann hypothesis provide a natural method of explaining the hypothesis to nonmathematicians without appealing to complex analysis. While it is unlikely that any of these equivalences will lead directly to a solution, they provide a sense of how intricately the Riemann 46 5 Equivalent Statements zeta function is tied to the primes. We begin by repeating our definition of the Liouville function. 1. The Liouville function is defined by λ(n) := (−1)ω(n) , where ω(n) is the number of, not necessarily distinct, prime factors of n, counted with multiplicity.
The assertion that √ π(x) = Li(x) + O( x log x) is equivalent to the Riemann hypothesis . The next equivalence involves Mertens’ function, for which we will need the M¨obius function. 6. The M¨ obius function, µ(n), is defined in the following way: if n has a square factor, 0 µ(n) := 1 if n = 1, k (−1) if n is a product of k distinct primes. We now define the Mertens function as follows. 7. 370]. In terms of the Mertens function we have the following equivalence. 8. The Riemann hypothesis is equivalent to 1 M (x) = O(x 2 +ε ) for every ε > 0 .